Glenn Beck: Resort getaway courtesy of Social Security?

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GLENN: I don't know about you, but I want to feel secure and I do feel secure. In fact, I feel so secure that I haven't saved a dime in my entire life because I have the ultimate security blanket called Social Security. It is so great, I'm a positive guy, you know. You listen to the show. You know how positive I am on the future. Anyway, I try to avoid all the nay Sayers who are always complaining: Oh, Glenn, in six years Social Security, we'll be paying out more in benefits than it collects in taxes. Oh, boohoo, cry me a river. We're going to grow our way out of this. And then the people say, "Oh, the fun will be depleted by 2037." Okay, all right. Sure, it's true, the Social Security trustees are saying the program is broke, quote/unquote. But what do they know, you know? Besides, 2037, do you know how many things we could invent by 2037? That's a long way off. There's plenty of time to fix this and that's exactly what the Social Security Administration is doing. Take, for example, the training conference they just held at a high end Arizona resort. Of course, the rightwing media is going to complain, "Oh, it cost the taxpayers $700,000." Yeah, I know, I know. Yeah, we shouldn't take any spa vacations or have our conferences in resorts, you know. Only a rightwinger that would, you know, be in the Oval Office would say something like that. Then they will also say, "Why do you need..." and I'm not kidding..." to listen to a speech on emotional intelligence. These people are so stupid and emotionally crippled. Don't listen to the complaints. $700,000 of your tax dollars to help out the managers of a failing government I don't even know what you call it. Scam? It's a steal. The 675 managers who attended desperately needed a casino night. They desperately needed dancers and motivational speakers. Their company is losing money! What's a better way to get that cash back than learn from these awesome seminars like Techniques to Empower You: Change the way you relate to your work, change the way you relate to your colleagues, our organizations and our customers. You could go from that, Techniques that Empower You down to Mentoring The Generations. We'll help you engage effectively all across all dimensions of diverse thoughts, diverse ideas, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and diverse values of all generations. My gosh! We are going to fix this Social Security thing really fast. Oh, and then there's the emotional intelligence seminar: Learn to lead from where you stand... or sit with the door closed most often. And focus on a wide array of competencies and skills that drive leadership performance.

Then there's this one: Managing Diverse People: A forum to discuss diversity and management for all employees. And then, Learning at a Higher Level: Join a panel of current senior executive service, SES Career Development Associates and learn what steps they took to prepare themselves for placement in the SES. Of course, they also had the, I hope you made it to the Removing the Barriers. Learn hands on. Problem solving processes that give employees the opportunity to identify areas of conflicts and concerns in the workplace and the options or solutions to address them.

You know what? Let me tell you something. These are wonderful, tender, neato classes that I'm sure all the managers there at the Social Security Administration, they benefitted from them. They're fantastic. I'm happy for them. You know, it's great. There is one class missing that I think that we should make sure is in there in the next manager's spa getaway. I'd like to call this class Addition and Subtraction: A highly trained calculator expert will show you the numbers on a calculator and teach you how to spend less money than you take in.

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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