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GLENN: By the way there is here in New York ‑‑ hurry while you can. Here in New York Bloomberg has a way to save money. Now, a lot of people will say government always just solves one problem, but the problem that they are solving was a problem that they created when they tried to solve another problem. I think that's ridiculous, and here's the example. Bloomberg has decided that it would behoove the city of New York to give moving expenses, bus fare, airfare to the homeless people if they would move out of the city. So in other words, I always wanted to live in Florida. They send you to Florida. Congratulations. You are now moving to Florida. If you have a relative some place else that will promise they will take you in, they will send you there, for free.

Let me ask you this. Your relative that allowed you to live on the street. So that's either a relative who is not probably the best caregiver, doesn't really care about you, or a relative that is so poor, they couldn't afford a bus ticket, southwest airlines, some way train ticket, anything to get you off of the street to have them live with you.

STU: Hitchhiking.

GLENN: If they couldn't afford the ticket to get you there, how are they going to afford the monthly expense of having you join them at their house?

STU: Well, Glenn, as you know the dividing line between homelessness and nonhomelessness is always a bus ticket cost.

GLENN: That's what it is.

STU: That's what it is. It's always ‑‑

GLENN: That's what it is. I wish we would have thought of this one earlier. Now, here's where I think, if we just say this to the politicians, they will go there. Let's solve two problems. Vegas is having a problem becoming conventions because President Obama said whatever you do, don't go to Vegas or Orlando. He said that to the business community. So then when the government became the business community, they can't book anything there. So now Vegas is dying. Translation: They have all of these empty hotel rooms. Why doesn't Bloomberg send all the homeless to Vegas?

STU: The venetian's very nice.

GLENN: Very nice. If we give them a few spending dollars, some of them might hit it big.

STU: Homeless night at the Bellagio. I like it.

GLENN: I'm just thinking out loud here.

STU: That new hotel could be the largest shelter in the world.

GLENN: Now, let me solve another problem. Bloomberg, you got me going here. I think that's a good idea.

STU: But this is a problem‑solver, Glenn, remember, we're closing streets to stop traffic. We know the problems can be solved by this guy. You think you can do better?

GLENN: See, a lot of people, the rest of the country will say, that's ridiculous. What do you mean closing a street to solve the traffic problems? That's what Bloomberg has done. The studio windows look right into Times Square. It's beautiful, especially this time of year when the smell of vomit goes up 54 floors. So it is the crossroads of New York.

STU: Of the world.

GLENN: Crossroads of the world. Pat, you moved here two weeks ago. We drive through Times Square every day and what is it that you say every day?

PAT: How much I hate?

GLENN: No, no, no, no. Shhh. No. The sea of humanity.

PAT: Yes, true.

GLENN: Every day he's like, there are so many people here.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: It is so crowded. It takes us 10 minutes just to get across Times Square. Okay?

PAT: Easily.

GLENN: The way to solve that, according to Mayor Bloomberg, is to close one of the streets that run parallel in Times Square.

PAT: Perfect solution.

GLENN: You've got Seventh and Broadway, right? They run in through Times Square. He closed one of them off. Now, I'm trying to figure out exactly how closing a street helps with congestion on traffic, but he's obviously smarter than I am. So let me just hear from Punyville. Speak up to the big Lord man in the sky named Michael Bloomberg. Well, he's kind of like the son. The father, of course, is Barack Obama, but the son, Michael Bloomberg, he's such a genius. Michael, here's what you do. You are going to solve Barack Obama's problem of destroying Vegas by getting into business to solve another problem. But let's not track that tree down. You are going to solve his problem of destroying Vegas if you will just send all the homeless people to Vegas. Now, may I suggest you also seem to be mighty fearful of guns. I hope we don't find out, Mayor Bloomberg, that you have a concealed carry permit or you have a gun. Oh, I just hope that never happens. I ‑‑ oh, no, we never will find that out.

So anyway, Mayor Bloomberg, I would just like to say you have this fear of guns and you are so right. People don't kill people. Guns do. So what you do is you give all of the guns from New York, give those to the homeless people. Put them on planes. Send them to Vegas because you can carry guns in Vegas! Nevada, you can carry guns. You can't in New York. So let's get all those guns and have them carry them to Vegas. Now, that may cause a problem, to use his own words, when people can just carry guns into movie theatres and restaurants. I know. It's weird, isn't it? But maybe all of those irresponsible homeless people that you just can't wait to get rid of will be so irresponsible, they will just kill each other with the guns, in another state which will make your state look even better. Prove your point on guns and solve the homeless and Vegas occupancy laws. This is fantastic. I'm just trying to help you out.& nbsp; I know you're working overtime on closing streets to solve congestion.

STU: You are also a magician, Glenn.

GLENN: That's what you need to be now to be a politician.

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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