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Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government

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STU: Oh, wow. So we have addressed some of the secondary claims the White House has made.

GLENN: This is the White House. Now remember, I have made some claims that people have said are outrageous, are crazy, conspiratorial. You name it, they have said it about me. So now the White House has decided enough is enough and they are going to take me on face to face. They are going right at me. Guns ablazing, everything they have. The White House blog now has a little section. What do they call it?

STU: Reality check.

GLENN: Reality check, section at whitehouse.gov, reality check.

STU: This one in particular is termed trying to turn a point of pride into a moment of shame.

GLENN: I saw this. And I thought, there is nothing, there's nothing like the White House website coming after me and saying and I thought, okay, I got the whole, I have the whole Olympic thing wrong. I've turned

PAT: Did you get a chill, kind of a chill down your spine?

GLENN: I did, a thrill up my leg and a chill down my spine. They met somewhere in the private area and it

PAT: I don't even want to hear about it.

GLENN: Yeah, you shouldn't. Okay. So anyway here's what

STU: Now, this is their lead claim.

GLENN: This is their lead claim.

STU: This is what they led with.

GLENN: All right. I want to correct this right away because what I've said is massive corruption coming our way. Look out. I talked about Air Force One and Air Force Two, a 747 and a 727 just spewing toxins just so they could fly over to Copenhagen and, you know, get the Olympics for Chicago which is going to hemorrhage money. And just be corrupt. All right. So what do I have?

STU: The number one claim.

GLENN: Number one claim.

STU: Against Glenn Beck.

GLENN: And I want to apologize right now. I know I have it wrong.

STU: Rhetoric.

GLENN: Rhetoric.

STU: Beck said Vancouver lost $1 billion when it, quote, had the Olympics. Glenn Beck said Vancouver lost now this is a quote, by the way. Vancouver lost, how much was it? They lost a billion dollars when they had the Olympics. The source's transcript, Glenn Beck show 9/29/09. Reality? Are you ready for the reality? Are you ready for the reality?

PAT: I'm ready.

STU: From the White House, Vancouver's Olympics will not take place until 2010. How could they have lost the money if it hasn't even happened yet? They nailed you in your face, in your face! Sucker! Yeah.

PAT: You are going down! Oh, man. It's over.

STU: It's over. It's over. The media entire is about to collapse.

GLENN: Hold on just a second. I thought that I was actually going to have to apologize. I thought I was going to contend with some real, some real problems here. Let me just take another approach here.

PAT: Well, you've finally been caught, haven't you, Mr. Beck? This is rich. Like you are, Mr. Fatty Fat Fatso with a big fat wallet, climbing up the backs of the door, eating small children as you go.

GLENN: I get it, I get it, I get it. Get to the

PAT: You said the Vancouver Olympics already happened when they don't even happen until 2010.

GLENN: Yeah. See, here's what I here's what happened.

PAT: I am so stupid.

PAT: I looked down my notes for the question and read Vancouver instead of Calgary.

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: So I misspoke. I should have said Calgary and not Vancouver.

PAT: Oh, you misspoke.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Hmmm.

GLENN: But apparently nobody's disagreeing that Calgary hemorrhaged money because they didn't respond to, you know, the hemorrhaging money of I mean, you could easily see how that was a mistake. I, you know, said Vancouver instead of Calgary. I was just in Washington State. I know that the Olympics happened up there, you know, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Isn't this kind of a strange thing to attack? I mean, I'm talking about the Olympics losing billions of dollars. I'm talking about corruption, and they are calling me out on the order of Olympic cities? I mean, this is like is this trivial pursuit? Because I mean, it's like we're doing Olympic trivia or something like that. I'm not sure who won the bronze medal for speed skating in Calgary that year but I guess the White House is going to, you know I'll just have to go to the White House for that kind of information because they will have that, I'm sure.

PAT: Keep talking, keep talking.

GLENN: Luckily they don't have wars to deal with an economic crisis or corruption in Chicago or anything like that.

PAT: It's not about the date and you know it.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: It's about the fact that you said Vancouver lost a ton of money and the event hasn't even happened yet. That's what it's about.

GLENN: Yeah, yeah. Calgary instead of Vancouver. I'm sorry for that one. I stand corrected. But when looking at it from a financial perspective, it's not really a two week event, is it? It takes years and years and years. Ask the people in Vancouver if spending on the Olympics has started yet. It's kind of like Medicare on Social Security. You know, they aren't tens of trillions in debt yet, but any honest observer with a calculator can figure out that that's just a matter of time. What doesn't make any sense, I mean, if you are the White House, why would you draw attention to the Vancouver games, you know?

PAT: Well, because. Because you want the truth out about them.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: You said they were losing a fortune. And they haven't even had the games there.

GLENN: All right. Well, you asked for it. So well, you didn't. But at least the White House asked for the details on the Vancouver games. So let's give you the details on the Vancouver games, which again haven't happened yet. The Vancouver Olympics budgeted $175 million for security. According to the Vancouver Sun, that number may be $800 million higher. British Columbia's auditor general reported that British Columbia, quote, has not fully disclosed the risks associated with the cost and revenue projections, end quote. He says they didn't include, quote, what he and two previous auditors believe should be counted as Olympic related costs. The billion dollar sea to sky highway improvements, the billion dollar trade and convention center and the $2 billion Canada line. That's close to $4 billion that they just kind of shuffled off onto other books. Plus the $600 million the government admits to.

PAT: Okay, but those numbers don't

GLENN: Hold on just a second. I'm not entirely done here. Also missing from the budget, the $300 million Olympic bonus that unionized government employees got for signing a four year contract that ends after the games. I just, I just love these unions. By the way, that contract ends right after the election, too. Transportation to the event, which is another unaccounted for $250 million, Canadians are also on the hook for the Olympic village for a billion dollars. Its original budget was less than $200 million. They thought they could make the money back by selling everything as condos after the games. Yeah, guess how well those condo sales strategies are working out for them. Just interest on the money for all the unsold units could cost Canada $48 million. Every single year. So far we're up to over $6 billion in unaccounted for costs. The original budget was $1 1/2 billion. Also remember it doesn't include everything. There's still almost a year before the games actually start, but, you know, don't worry. They planned for this, you know. They have a contingency fund. $66.8 million. Unfortunately they've already spent 98% of that money.

PAT: Yeah, well, you still made up the cities. You got that wrong, Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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