Glenn Beck: Big Stamp


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VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America's march to socialism.

GLENN: Well, when a business is in decline, any decent CEO knows there's only one thing you can do to turn things around and that's say it with me raise prices. Right? I mean, if people weren't buying, you know, at the low, low price, maybe they will take the bait on the newly jacked up price. An even better strategy is to make your product nosebleed expensive, then consumers will think the product is just so good, it has to be that good because it's so expensive.

All right, if this business logic sounds a tad flawed, guess what? You'd be correct. If you said this was the logic of the government run programs, specifically the United States Postal Service, you are super smart and you'd also be correct. Facing a $1.5 billion deficit again and mail volume falling by 7.5 billion pieces of mail, or 14%, the U.S. postal service has no other choice but to announce it's jacking up the price of stamps. Boy, doesn't it seem just like yesterday the post office said they lost a billion dollars and had to jack up the price of stamps? Actually, well, it wasn't yesterday. It was just in the third quarter of last year. And then the year before they did the same thing and the year before that as well. Big stamp has raised prices four straight years now and they still haven't figured out how to balance the budget sheets. One possible thing that they are that would explain this is maybe they are focusing on the wrong things. I mean, what actual real life company would solve the long lines checkout problem by, I'm not kidding you removing the clocks on the walls in hopes that people don't realize they've been there for a long time? That's what the postal service did in 2007. They took 33,000 clocks down off the walls. Quote: We want people to focus on the postal service and not the clock, said a postal spokesperson.

Okay. I don't think that's going to work. There is this thing in some areas of the country called a watch. Yeah. Or a clock on your cellphone. Or just a general jeez, I've been standing here for an awful long time, feeling that happens, not in all parts of the country. Only a government and a government run company with mandated by law monopolies would think like this. They are no bad that not only do the customers hate stopping by the post office, postal workers themselves have gone berserk enough times to actually have a term named after them called "Going postal." And they're worried about the clocks on the wall? How about the sniper on the roof? Does anybody doubt that FedEx would be able to turn a profit running our mail system? Not only is big stamp running a horrible company and costing taxpayers billions, big stamp is managing to tank the business and price gouge. Compare its rate increases to that of big oil over the last 90 years. The average retail price of gasoline has increased 8 1/2 times, 25.5 cents per gallon to what it is now today, $2.16 per gallon. While stamps have gone up 21 times. They were 2 cents in 1919, 44 cents as of today. If stamps increased at the rate of big oil prices, a first class stamp today would be 17 cents. If stamps increase at the rate of consumer prices, first class stamps would be 25 cents. It's so weird that big oil companies still manage to make record profits each year despite not price gouging. It's weird, isn't it? If big oil wants to improve its image in the world, perhaps it should start actually... maybe they should just start losing money. That's what the post office does. Nobody seems to have a problem with that. On the bright side, the least the federal government the least thing the federal government will do is actually run it like a business. I have a feeling, you know, they will never run it as a good business, but they will never socialize it, either. They will never completely just take, you know, take over everything like they've done the post office, then healthcare. They never do that with big oil. They would never do that, right?

VOICE: And guess what this liberal will be all about? This liberal will be all about socializing

GLENN: Wait a minute.

VOICE: Will be about... basically

GLENN: Yes?

VOICE: Taking over and the government running all of your companies.

GLENN: Oh. Okay, yeah, I take that back. It probably will do that real soon.

VOICE: Just in case you are not getting enough socialism from Washington, try Glenn's new audio book, the March to Socialism, available in bookstores everywhere tomorrow. Free copies not available as part of the stimulus package.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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