Glenn Beck: 'Covert' surveillance not invasion of privacy?




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GLENN: You know, I've been talking to you and now we have the proof that it's why the phone doesn't ring on the set of the TV show. The I've been telling you that we are headed for a, worse than a nanny state. We are headed for some gigantic government and a global government that is just frightening. And people say, oh, Glenn Beck, he's a conspiracy theorist. No, no, let me not talk to you about the things that could happen. Let me show you the things that are happening in the U.K..

After Jenny Paton, a 40 year old mother of three in Poole, England, tried to enroll her daughter in the neighborhood school, the local education department began, the local education department, began spying on her to prove that she had applied under a false address. She hadn't. The investigation included an examination of Poole's telephone records and three weeks of secretly following and photographing her and her children—all without court approval. It is now perfectly legal under the regulation of Investigatory Powers Act which gives 474 local governments and 318 agencies in the U.K. the unilateral authority to conduct covert surveillance of anyone they choose. According to the country's chief surveillance commissioner the country's chief surveillance commissioner they do so about 10,000 times a year often for trivial offenses like failing to recycle. Usually the targets are unaware of snooping. Paton found it out only after officials showed her a report. By her account they said my privacy wasn't intruded because the surveillance was covert. Now, this is from Reason magazine and I you know, we all thought here, okay, it's Reason magazine, that's a libertarian, that's got, okay, all right, well, they are just no. This article was based on this article in the New York Times. Britain's wary of surveillance in minor cases. It talks about how they obtained her billing records and for more than three weeks in 2008 an officer from the pool education department followed her, her children, taking pictures of her children and, quote, the target vehicle. Local governments quoting the New York Times regularly use these surveillance powers which they self self authorize without oversight from judges or law enforcement officers to investigate malfeasance like illegally dumping industrial waste, loan sharking and falsely claiming welfare benefits. But they also use them to investigate noise pollution, people who don't clean up their dog's waste, local governments use them to catch people who are failing to recycle. People who put their trash out too early, people who sell fireworks without a license, people whose dogs bark too loudly or illegally operate taxicabs. America, this is the Fabian Society plan of the early 20th century happening in England. It is the Wilson plan that is happening now in America. The Fabian Society and the socialists and the communists have been ahead of us in England, but we are rapidly closing the gap. When you have Michael Bloomberg saying that he's putting camera and surveillance all over New York, a Republican saying he's going to put these surveillance cameras all over New York just like they have lo and behold in England, and he follows it with a statement, "We just can't have people believing that they can just go anywhere they want."

PAT: Michael Bloomberg's an independent, okay?

STU: Fact check, fact check.

PAT: Fact check, yes, another ballpark fact from Glenn Beck, Republican Michael Bloomberg.

STU: I mean, Republicans, you know, deserve a lot of crap but not that. He's left.

PAT: They can investigate you. They can surveil you for not recycling now? So tell me the green movement

GLENN: Putting your trash out, putting your trash out too early.

PAT: The green movement and this tell me they are not, tell me they are not connected.

GLENN: Van Jones, Van Jones was our green jobs czar. Do you want Van Jones or people like Van Jones being able to surveil you? What do you think they are going to use it for? Wake your neighbors up!

An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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