Shock video: student beat to death




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GLENN: I find the video of these kids beating people to death with railroad ties incomprehensible. Absolutely and totally incomprehensible. I don't even begin to understand a world where that is going on, in America. Is that capitalism that's done that to you? What is our society turning into? Last week I told you about the indoctrination videos that were going on. I don't, I don't get it. We are blaming, we're blaming our country's ills on capitalism. The indoctrination video that I showed you last week of the Story of Stuff that said, well, you don't feel complete anymore if you don't have more stuff. Well, that's one part of the video I agree with. But their solution is to take away the stuff. No, that just makes poor empty people. We have replaced God with stuff. That's the problem. There is no right or wrong anymore. I don't even, I don't even know what anything means anymore. I don't understand how do you know that the New York Times just hired somebody to watch Fox News? They just hired somebody to watch Fox, to watch my program, to listen to talk radio because they're missing too much. The editor of the New York Times says it's been a year since he's even looked at the Drudge Report. You want to talk about out of touch. How do you suspect a society to know what the difference between right and wrong is when you have people running ACORN that have people walk in and say, I want to have 13 year old slaves, El Salvadoran slaves, 13 years old. I'm going to sell them into the sex slave trade. And they're okay with it. Who am I to judge? Who are you to judge? How about a human being? How do you expect a people to prosper? See, the thing that our founders knew, that everybody wants to deny, is that freedom only works when you have self restraint.

You watch this video, there was no one, there was no one seemingly trying to stop this. You're picking up a railroad tie and beating someone to death. There was no one that thought this was wrong? You know the worst part of the video is you'll see at the end of the video click on it on Drudge. You'll see at the end of the video, you see a girl walking in as they carry the dead boy. They drag his dead body into this building. They're all just casually walking in. Now, watch her as she walks back out. Look as she walks back out. She's not crying. She's not upset. This isn't something that is crazy in her world. If my daughters would have seen somebody beaten to death with a railroad tie, they wouldn't casually walk out! Is this capitalism that has done this? Or is this corruption? Corruption of the political system, corruption of the judicial system, corruption of the educational system, corruption of the very soul. Or is this just that we need the Olympics in Chicago, or is this just that we don't have enough social justice? Or is this that we're just using all of the Earth's resources? Or is this that we don't have cap and trade? Or is this just because they don't have frickin' healthcare? Which is it? You tell me. Don't you see? Our country is sick. And the medicine that they are trying to give us is going to kill the patient. This country is a good country. The people are good. Republicans, Democrats, they're good. We have just gone astray. And because this country has been such a powerful tool in the hands of good. Good never fades away. When there is something powerful, a powerful tool, that tool is used for powerful good, and it never goes away. If it's left, bad picks that tool up and it becomes a powerful tool for bad. Don't you see? If we don't stand up, if we don't not stand up from our couch but stand up from after being on our knees, if we don't stand up and do the right thing, our country's not going to disappear. It is going to become a powerful force for bad, a powerful force for evil. Look what's happening in the world. As we decay, all these forces that people laugh about because communism was beaten, was it Castro wasn't. Chavez seems to be doing pretty well. Russia just transformed. They are not free. That's as free as the Russian people can handle.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray discussed the Trump defense team's arguments in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

"This is different than what the Democrats were doing," Glenn said of the Trump team's impeachment defense. "We know the case of the Democrats, they just kept going over and over and over, for three days, the same stuff. The Republicans, at least on Saturday, did not ... and I thought it was really, really good."

Glenn added, "The president's defense was very compelling."

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Part 2: Top takeaways from president's impeachment defense

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Americans are getting crushed by healthcare costs. In 2018 alone, we spent $3.6 trillion on healthcare — that's more than $11,000 per American and nearly a fifth of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It's on everyone's minds, which is why it has taken center stage in the Democratic party's primary. Of course, the solutions offered by the current crop of presidential candidates would do nothing to help alleviate that enormous spending. In fact, it would only add to it — what with Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All and Joe Biden's proposed ObamaCare expansion.

However, what also deserves attention in discussions about plans that increase the government's role in health care is how religious organizations would be affected. Faith-based hospitals and health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) play an important role in America, often serving as a critical provider and/or facilitator of payments for medical services in many states. If plans like Medicare for All were implemented, these groups would be at risk of going bankrupt or being severely curtailed due to the elimination of choice that comes with these proposals.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives. And more Americans should consider them.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives.

As mentioned, one such option is a health care sharing ministry. In this model, individuals contribute money into a pool managed by a religiously or ethically-affiliated organization, and costs for medical treatment are shared by people who adhere to that organization's belief system. Typically, applicants are required to sign a statement of faith in order to be accepted. It's basically like a subscription service: consumers pay a set amount of money into the ministry every month. Then, when they have a medical need or incident, they submit a claim to the ministry. Members whose claims are approved are reimbursed by the ministry from that pool of funds. Note, these ministries don't cover procedures they deem immoral.

Because providers are often getting paid in cash under this model — and typically within 90 days — patients are able to negotiate significant discounts, in some cases slicing procedures' costs to a fraction of the initial price. Insurance companies, by comparison, tend to not pay dollar for dollar on claims, and certainly not in cash. Additionally, insurance companies usually have onerous paperwork requirements, forcing doctors to spend half of their time on electronic health records and desk work. This increase in demand for administrative work is partly responsible for the United States leading the world in administrative costs in healthcare.

There are various types of HCSMs, each offering different benefits depending on what the individual needs — and a lot of savings on monthly plans. Take Christian Healthcare Ministries, for example. It's resulted in enormous savings for its members. Whereas the average healthcare plan can cost about $400 a month on the low end (with high deductibles), CHM plans can run between $78-172 a month for a single person. These kinds of plans are particularly great options for people who are relatively healthy and young, where the need for doctors and prescription drugs is less likely.

HCSMs have seen explosive growth in popularity recently. In 2014, there were only approximately 160,000 members. By 2018, membership ballooned to about 1 million HCSM members around the United States who have shared over $1 billion in medical expenses. But unfortunately, many people still feel locked into the traditional — and expensive — health care insurance model. HCSMs provide a way out, and, depending on their belief system, people should research them and see if there's one that best suit their needs. If more people deviate away from the traditional health care insurance market, insurance companies would be incentivized to adjust their pricing. That won't be possible, of course, if plans like Medicare for All are implemented.

Health care is one of life's biggest expenses, and voters are understandably desperate for a plan that cuts costs without compromising quality of care or access to it. Alternative options to health care insurance such as HCSMs are practical, free-market solutions that saves money. Americans should sift through these options before subscribing to plans that will only break the bank.

James Czerniawski is a Young Voices contributor. Follow him on Twitter @JamesCz19.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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