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GLENN: Well, California just got a letter from the department of the interior. Have you heard this yet, Stu? "Dear Governor Schwarzenegger, we are aware that severe budget short Falls are forcing you to consider the indefinite closure of the units of the state park system that will result in the cessation of recreation opportunities available to both state residents and visitors alike. The purpose of this letter is to alert you that closures affecting state park facilities that have received assistance from the federal land and water conservation fund state grant program could jeopardize future reimbursements and funding under this program. Likewise, closures affecting properties conveyed to the state under the federal lands to parks program could result in a reversion of the property to federal ownership for redisposal. Here's what happens. Arnold Schwarzenegger is looking at the budget. Remember the unions won't let them cut anything from the union jobs. He is boxed into a corner. Okay? What do we do? Well, let's close some of the state parks because we're spending an awful lot of money. We've got to make cuts. Cut the state parks budget right now. Just put a chain across the deal. They are closed for the time being. The federal government comes in and says you can't do that. If you do that, you may not get any more money from us. And beyond that, we're just putting you on notice, we may take that land back. That is a land grab. And don't think that they won't do it because they will. That's the federal government beginning to instead of saying, hey, we're your partner and we understand and, look, sometimes are stuff and, hey, we're all going to have to do tough things and let's just make sure we have enough management there so we know the parks don't fall into disrepair so it cost us more money later. But I'm sorry, America is in trouble, you're in trouble. We get it, put a chain across, let's just make sure we close them down the right way so we don't have it falling into great disrepair or lose control of these parks. Instead, they say, you close them down, we may take them.

STU: Do national parks still exist? Like there's still national parks in this country, right?

GLENN: Yeah, Yellowstone is a national park.

STU: Yeah, there's many of them. If you wanted control over the national park as the federal government, you could have made it a national park and not a state park. The fact, they gave it to the state park, to the state in the first place, right, so that they could have control over it and that they could manage it and they could do what they wanted with it.

GLENN: You are not suggesting they are regretting that now, do you?

STU: I'm just saying

GLENN: You are not saying that maybe they thought that when that argument was going on, some of the states said, hey, you can't gobble up all our land. How much is Utah owned by the federal government? Is it 73 to 80% of Utah is federal.

STU: All parks?

GLENN: All parks. All national park.

STU: That's very the whole thing is shady and, you know, the funny thing about that is you go back I hate to bring you to Theodore Roosevelt here but everyone brings it back

GLENN: Why do you do this? Why do you do this to the listener? You know what's going to happen. The listener's like jeez, Stu, I thought you were on my side!

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: Why don't you just throw out the big WW?

STU: I didn't do that. I would never do that. But the guy in Woodrow Wilson's era called Theodore Roosevelt had a lot he's supposed to be this big Republican that people like John McCain love. And the thing that people credit him with is the national park system. And while that land is beautiful and there's a lot of great things to love about parks, think about what a national park is. I mean, just as a conservative, how could anyone I mean, I understand if you are a liberal, you might like it. But I mean, as a conservative why would you want a park owned by the federal government?

GLENN: Especially when they are putting zones, buffer zones all around the parks. They are gobbling more and more land. Now, we learned from Thomas Sowell, the economist, what happens when you make more and more land unavailable. Prices of homes go up.

STU: No.

GLENN: No. No, it does.

STU: That sounds great. I have a home. I hope the price goes up. That's only positive things can happen from artificially raising prices of homes, right?

STU: California, mark my words. Do not take this bailout money from the federal government. They are going to come in. You are going to look to have them rescue. America, your individual states, please, dear God, strengthen your state. Make sure the people in just do it locally. Forget about the don't forget about the federal government but do everything you can to strengthen yourself locally. Strengthen your states. There is going to be a run on land and sovereignty for these states and they are going to use emergencies to gobble up as much as they possibly can. They are going to gobble up that's what they're doing now. On the federal level they are gobbling up as much power and nobody sees it coming. So we know their strategy: Overwhelm the system, use an emergency and gobble up the power. That's what's happening. That's the strategy. Do it all in the cover of darkness. Worry about the details later. Don't let it happen to your local community. Don't let it happen to your state. We must do the hard things now.

You know what, it's like the printing of the money. Right now we're printing money and we don't we are surrounded everybody in government is Michael Jackson's doctor. And the printing of the money is Valium or morphine or whatever else he was on. And he was begging, begging, please, please, I need more drugs, I need more drugs, I need more drugs. Please, the pain is horrible; I can't take it. That's us. We're Michael Jackson and we are surrounded by people who are just trying to get rich off of us, don't really care about our health, only care about their bottom line, their power and their position. And they are giving us more and more drug. We must stop the spending. We must stop the use of drugs. And what they'll say is, what we will say as Michael Jackson, you can't turn off the money supply. You can't do that. You can't make interest rates higher. The economy will collapse and everything. We're going to have such massive inflation. We're going to have problems in the streets one way or another but at least we're somewhat healthy at this point. The longer this bleeds, the harder it is. We will become so weak that we won't be able to get back up again. And like Michael Jackson, he will say, I don't want to go through the pain. He might even start it for a couple of days but then you get the shakes and it's painful to come off of heavy drugs. It's going to be painful. The medicine that we must take or the medicine that we must stop taking, whichever way you want to look at it, is going to be painful. But it kills us if we don't. We must get away from the sycophants. We must get away from the people who are overprescribing medication. They don't have any idea what they're doing. Or we're going to be buried next to, I don't know, an amusement park, a Ferris wheel? I don't know. But our future is the same as Michael Jackson. If we don't get away from the politicians, the Fed and everybody else who is a sycophant or just a doctor that would be kicked off Mexico for practicing medicine.

STU: How is it, Glenn, that we as a society and this is an odd question. But how is it that we as a society can justify things like the government having to spend money on running a park when we are in this crisis?

GLENN: Because it's too big.

STU: I don't understand that.

GLENN: It's so big.

STU: Why like, for example, John Stossel who lives in Manhattan, lived close to a part of Central Park that was run down. It was a disaster. And he it was run by the city, and he as an individual citizen put together a group of individual private citizens who decided that part of the park was important to them and they wanted to save it. So now that part of the park is one of the nicest parts of the park because private industry, because private charity essentially came in with John Stossel running it and came in and fixed this part of the park up. And it's like you have these giant swaths of beautiful land that people care about. Why not let private individuals

GLENN: Because the system, under the progressive work, has said that there is nothing that you can trust outside of the government. Only the government can administer things without the want of wealth or power. This is the lie that they perpetrated, that they and it started under, you know, when you had Carnegie and Vanderbilt, who were building libraries. Now we build libraries. They were building libraries and hospitals and music halls. No, no, no, only the government should be able to do that. And so what they did is they said don't trust private industry, don't trust wealthy people. Then on top of it we started this worshipping of the Earth. You want to talk about putting another god before us, it is the earth god. It is the animal god. It is the sky god. We believe that it is more important to save the park than it is to save freedom. That is screwed up because I got news for ya. You think Yellowstone national park is going to look like that if China takes over? Do you think it's going to look like that if Pushka took over? Do you think it looked like that under they would be blowing off the faces of Mount Rushmore so fast your head would spin if this was taken over by Islamic radicals. Look at the rest of the world. The rest of the world will show you what those parks will look like if it's taken over by the rest of the world. America has the nicest park systems in the world. We have some of the most beautiful country in the world. Do you really think that these other countries, in times of trouble, are not going to drill for oil if it's underneath the Grand Canyon? Do you really think they are giving Russia is going to give a flying crap about the caribou? They are not going to give a flying crap. At least we would go drill for that oil, take it out, be as environmentally friendly as humans possibly can be. They are going to do that? No, they're not. No, they're not. They won't give a crap. But we put the almighty Earth above us. We have put the sky as our god. And so what happens? There's nothing more important than that. You don't even have personal rights because your personal rights interfere with the Earth and who are you to have a right over the Earth? Don't you see it gives them power because you answer to the Earth. God is on their side. He's not on the side of humans. Humans are worms. They're ants. They're a virus. They may be controlled. They are not part of nature. They are destroyers of nature. This is insanity. It's insanity.

The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on subpoenas to compel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on alleged censorship and bias across their platforms. But that all changed when Republican committee members "expressed reservation about the maneuver," Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who chairs Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, was definitely not one of the committee members with cold feet. On the radio program Tuesday, he told Glenn Beck that he's fighting "vociferously" to ensure Dorsey and others testify before the November 3rd election.

"Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are both going to testify. They're are going to testify in person. They're going to testify before Election Day. That's what I think should happen," Cruz said. "That's what I'm fighting vociferously to happen. Right now, the companies are negotiating with the chairman's office to discuss terms to come voluntarily. I don't give a damn whether they come voluntarily or under subpoena. They need to testify in person and answer questions for the American people about why they are trying to steal this election, to suppress the free speech, and to censor the press."

The subpoenas would require Big Tech leaders to testify on the alleged "suppression and/or censorship" of two consecutive blockbuster stories from the New York Post. The first story was about emails that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's computer which are currently being investigated by the FBI, and the second was based on additional emails that allegedly showed communist China directly offering millions of dollars to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

"Big Tech stepped in, and they've done something they've never done before," Cruz explained. "We know that Big Tech has been censoring individual conservatives, trying to suppress conservative speech. But the step they took here is, they blocked if any individual user tried to share either of the New York Post stories, [they] were blocked ... Sharing a news story, from a major media outlet is part of democracy, part of free speech. And not only that, they blocked the New York Post itself. Right now, today, the New York Post is not being allowed to post its own damn stories on corruption. This is ridiculous. It's a threshold that's never been crossed before, of Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who is allowed to see it."

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If we learned nothing from the media over the past 4 years it's that colluding with a foreign entity to either win an election or for personal gain is absolutely grotesque. Well, that depends on whether you have a (D) or (R) before your name anyway. President Trump was impeached on rumor and innuendo yet Joe Biden has all but skated on his corruption up to this point.

Below is a timeline that shows the level of corruption and the lengths the Biden's went to in order to build that family's wealth and influence internationally.

2009

In 2009, Joe Biden was the brand-new Vice President and John Kerry was a U.S. Senator. Just five months after Joe was sworn in, his son Hunter, and Kerry's stepson, Christopher Heinz, formed an international private equity firm called Rosemont Capital. It had several different branches, including one called Rosemont Seneca Partners.

2010

Just nine months after Rosemont Seneca opened its doors, Hunter Biden went to China for meetings with executives from China's biggest banks, and its sovereign wealth and social security funds. That's unheard-of access for a brand-new firm. Was it just coincidence that at the same time Hunter was meeting these Chinese bigwigs, his dad was meeting with China's then-president Hu Jintao in Washington DC at a nuclear security summit?

2011

In May 2011, Joe Biden met with Chinese officials for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue conference in Washington. Just two weeks later, Hunter Biden went to Taiwan for meetings with the same Chinese financial giants he'd met in China in 2010, plus some new ones.

2013

By December 2013, Joe Biden was enjoying his second term as VP, and John Kerry was now Secretary of State. That's when Joe traveled to Beijing on an extended official trip and Hunter traveled with him on Air Force Two.

During their stay, Vice President Biden met with President Xi and Hunter was mostly out of sight. We don't know exactly what he was up to, but the deal finalized between Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China just ten days after the Bidens' trip pretty much gives it away. The most powerful financial institution in China formed a joint venture with tiny Rosemont Seneca to create a giant new investment firm called Bohai Harvest RST – the "RS" stands for Rosemont Seneca.

The firm is often called "BHR" for short.

Hunter Biden was a member of the Board. Remember, the Bank of China is government-owned, which means its business is completely intertwined with the goals of the Chinese Communist Party. BHR also got the freedom to operate in the newly created Shanghai Free-Trade Zone where, over the next six years, it would use $2.5 billion of Chinese government money to invest in China, as well as in other countries, including the U.S.

During their Beijing trip, Hunter also introduced Jonathan Li to his dad. Li is Hunter's business partner – he's CEO and Director of BHR.

Hunter arranged for Joe to meet Li in the lobby of the hotel where they stayed during their Beijing trip.

2014

In 2014, one of BHR's first major investments was in the China General Nuclear Power Corporation.

CGN is a Chinese government-owned nuclear power company that sold off a stake of the company to outside investors. Problem is, CGN was under FBI investigation for paying informants in the U.S. to steal nuclear secrets.

In 2016, the FBI arrested the ringleader of this nuclear espionage, a man named Allen Ho.

When they arrested Ho, he was using a random code generator to access funds being provided to him from – where else? – the Bank of China.

Yet while this FBI probe was going on, the son of the Vice President owned a stake in the company being investigated. And even after arrests were made, Rosemont Seneca did not alter its relationship with BHR, nor did it divest from CGN, even though it was stealing U.S. nuclear secrets.

2015

In 2015, BHR partnered with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy an American company called Henniges for $600 million.

AVIC is a gigantic military contractor in China – think Lockheed Martin – that makes fighter jets, bombers and drones. BHR bought 49% of Henniges and AVIC bought 51%.

Henniges is a precision parts manufacturer specializing in anti-vibration technology. The stuff they make is known as "dual use" by the U.S. State Department, which means the technology can also have a military application.

Because of that, the deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) since it could have national security implications. The thing is, the American side of BHR – meaning Hunter Biden and his pals – had to know there were serious national security implications with AVIC.

The year before they formed a partnership with AVIC, the Wall Street Journal reported how AVIC stole technology related to the U.S. Air Force's F-35 stealth fighter and used it in its own stealth fighter for the Chinese.

How the Committee on Foreign Investment approved that deal remains a mystery. CFIUS does not publicly disclose any information regarding its decisions. Their findings are not publicly announced.

Interesting that China accounted for the largest share – with 74 transactions – approved by CFIUS during Obama's second term (2013-2015).

Under the umbrella of Rosemont Capital was a real estate company called Rosemont Realty. In 2015, a Chinese company called Gemini Investments bought a 75% stake in Rosemont Realty. The company was renamed Gemini Rosemont

Gemini brought $3 billion to the partnership with Rosemont, with the aim of buying "Class A institutional-quality commercial office properties in U.S. markets."

Red flag (literally) – Gemini Investments is a subsidiary of the China Ocean Shipping Company, a.k.a., "COSCO."

COSCO is a Chinese government-owned company. Its headquarters in Beijing is actually next to the headquarters of the Bank of China. COSCO is well-known for its close military ties. It's essentially a branch of the Chinese Navy.

2017

In 2017, BHR invested in Face++. That's the facial recognition phone app built by a Chinese company that is incorporated in a separate app built by the Chinese government. Police in the Xinjiang [Sin-jong] region of China use that app to keep tabs on citizens, and track and detain Uiguhr [Wee-ger] Muslims.

The app allows police easy access to data about Chinese Muslims including things like religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity they use.

2018

In March 2018, a spokesman (Chris Bastardi) for Christopher Heinz (John Kerry's stepson) emailed The Hill to say that Heinz had "no operating role" in Rosemont Seneca, and that he was not involved in any of Rosemont's deals in China (which contradicts Schweizer's report in his book Secret Empires).

Chris Heinz was involved in Rosemont Capital. Rosemont Seneca was established under the same GP as Rosemont Capital, but Chris Heinz had no operating role in it. Chris and his family have no financial interest or investment in Bohai Harvest RST, he has never traveled to China, and he has never met with the firm's Chinese management team or investors.

2019

In October 2019, Hunter Biden's lawyer, George Mesires, said Hunter did not conduct any business on that 2013 trip to Beijing with his Dad.

Mesires said the timing of BHR's business license getting approved was purely coincidental because the paperwork had been submitted months before the Bidens' China trip.

According to Hunter's lawyer, the approval " was not related in any way, shape or form to Hunter's visit."

Hunter Biden finally stepped down from the BHR board last October (2019), but he DID NOT give up his 10% stake in the company.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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