Glenn Beck: Global warming out, climate change in




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GLENN: Here's listen carefully. Here's White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs.

REPORTER: Considering, considering the continuing reports on the record worldwide cold, how does the president believe that there was justification for the millions spent on that conference to try to promote acceptance of global warming?

GIBBS: Well, I'd think one only has to step outside here or visit where I used to work in Chicago to understand that climate change is and the record temperatures that climate change is likely causing is with us.

GLENN: Hold on. Wait. What?

STU: He's saying it's really hot in Chicago?

GLENN: No. No, no.

PAT: It's really cold. The record breaking cold shows that it's with us.

GLENN: Climate change is with us.

STU: So he's saying that the cold is the result of global warming?

GLENN: Is the result of climate change, yes. Global warming is not what this was all about.

PAT: So passé.

GLENN: Global warming is only a piece of climate change.

STU: Are you serious?

GLENN: Yes. Play it again. Here's the question.

REPORTER: Considering, considering the continuing reports of record worldwide cold.

GLENN: Cold, record, worldwide. Cold.

REPORTER: How does the president believe that there was a justification for the millions spent on that conference to try to promote acceptance of global warming?

GIBBS: Well, I'd think one only has to step outside here or visit where I used to work in Chicago to understand that climate change is, and the record temperatures that climate change is likely causing is with us.

PAT: Not only, not only is he saying

STU: What?

GLENN: The record, the record temperatures that climate change is causing is proof that climate change is with us.

PAT: And not only, not only is he making that case but he's making the case that you're a moron for not I mean, all you have to do is step outside to know it. Come on.

GLENN: I think anybody who would step out would know that these record temperatures, these record lows are evidence that climate change is with us.

STU: What was happening to him there?

PAT: And one of the other, one of the other

GLENN: What happens to him every day? He sucks! But how hard is it? I mean, I don't think Jesus could cover for the lies that these people have told. I think you could be blessed and divine and say, "I don't have an answer on that one, I can't... even me, I can't come up with an answer."

STU: That answer actually seems like he had a medical problem going on while he was saying it. Like, it's such it's so nonsensical.

PAT: And yet he tries to pull it off. There's a little more.

REPORTER: Thank you. Do you attribute the weather to climate change?

PAT: So another reporter jumps in.

GLENN: You contribute this weather to climate change?

GIBBS: I don't know what specifically causes today's snowfall.

REPORTER: Or the cold that's gripping the nation.

GIBBS: I would say that there are, even in places that are used to getting very cold weather, record cold. I think scientists will tell you that, whether it's in around this country or throughout the world that our weather patterns have been affected by our change in our climate.

PAT: That's a genius point. That even where it's cold, it's cold. And it's colder than

GLENN: And I think all scientists will say that this is record cold.

PAT: And that proves my point that it's so hot, it's cold.

STU: Is it family feud where you can just say "Pass" when they ask a question, you can just go pass?

GLENN: Yes.

STU: I think that's something that Robert Gibbs should start considering because that was horrible.

GLENN: Now may I ask let's just think this through for a second. The hockey stick which has been discredited in about seven different ways. One, the first way that it was discredited is CO2 does not lead temperature. Temperature leads CO2. And this makes sense because the hotter it is, you know, if you are in the ice age and you start to warm up, the ice melts. Plants start to grow, right?

STU: That releases CO2, sure.

GLENN: Got it. If you discredited the first way of the CO2 leading temperature is false. The next thing that they did was to discredit the hockey stick, that everything is based on, you have the hockey stick. It was discredited because now we have the evidence that the scientists faked the data, right?

STU: Right. Like taking dramatic drops in temperature post 1960 and erasing them because they didn't fit all the other temperatures.

GLENN: Got it. Now here's the third way. If CO2 leads climate temperature so CO2, as it goes up, the temperature then follows and goes up, how do you explain the temperature going down?

STU: Well

GLENN: No, don't answer like Robert Gibbs.

STU: Okay. Well, Glenn, the temperatures are going down and that temperature drop has to do with

PAT: So easy, Stu. This is easy. Seriously. Seriously.

GLENN: How are they answering this?

PAT: All right. The Earth has been working so hard producing CO2, which is now killing it, that it must now take a break.

GLENN: You mean fighting CO2?

PAT: It's fighting CO2 so hard that it's run out of breath and it's taking a little bit of a break, okay?

GLENN: Okay, this is an explanation I have actually heard.

PAT: It's pausing in its warming for just a short while. Like 20, 30 years.

GLENN: And you know what? Can I tell you something? In nature this happens all the time. Have you ever had a really, really, really high temperature? Because your body is fighting an infection, okay? And then all of a sudden your temperature will just drop to, like, 80 degrees because your body is taking a break from fighting the infection. That happens all the time.

STU: All the time.

GLENN: All the time.

PAT: All the time.

GLENN: Let me just say this. That never happens. So it makes no sense whatsoever. So I think as responsible citizens if this is true that the Earth is taking a breather, the Earth may just be, I don't know, the Earth may just be fooled that it's not so bad. Let me give you an analogy here. Do you ever see the movie The Fugitive?

STU: Yes!

GLENN: Let's say that the Earth is the Harrison Ford character, okay? And he's fighting to stay alive, right? The Tommy Lee Jones character is CO2. He's a CO2 cop. Carbon cop. And he's chasing poor innocent planet Earth. Harrison Ford is running from his for his life from the climate cop, from the carbon cop.

PAT: As the Earth.

GLENN: As the Earth, yeah. So the Earth is trying to get away from the carbon guy, okay? Yes, at times he will go... (panting) but not when the carbon cop is really on his tail. But let's not I mean, it's a movie. So the analogy can't be exact. So let's just say the Earth, as Harrison Ford says, "Just have to take a breather here for a second." And that's what's happening with our temperatures. Now, would you if you wanted to catch, if you wanted to try to save him, would you try to wake up Harrison Ford? Wouldn't you? Because you wanted to get away

STU: Sure.

GLENN: You'd want to wake him up. So I believe we should help the carbon cop. Because in all movies the Harrison Ford character always wakes up just in the nick of time. So you don't want him to go to sleep. If he thinks that the carbon cop is just kind of like, if we keep reducing our carbon, then the Earth is going to say, gee, I guess I have nothing to worry about. Uh uh. You are going to die. You are going to die and you'll never find the one armed man who is Al Gore. So we should increase the carbon cop, have them chase it harder to wake the Earth up.

PAT: Okay.

STU: How close would you say we are to the end of this analogy? Just out of curiosity.

GLENN: There might be a sequel.

STU: (Laughing). With Wesley Snipes.

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 1: Why the president's defense is 'very compelling'

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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