Huntsman Cancer Institute Fundraiser


 


Listen to Glenn's interview with Jon Huntsman here...

GLENN: One of my good friends and a man I look up to and try to model myself after is Jon Huntsman, Sr. He is the founder of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The Huntsman Cancer Institute is a thing that Jon Huntsman is a guy who is going to die broke. If you want to know how to fix America, Jon, instead of during the state of the union last night, you know, in reading little letters from kids who didn't understand Wall Street, you should read the life of Jon Huntsman, a man who grew up poor, is now a billionaire because of the things he invented and created and set up in his company. I mean, if you are driving really pretty much any car, the interior of that car most likely is made by Huntsman Industries. Your egg carton is Huntsman Industries. Now he is giving all of his money away and he started the Huntsman Cancer Institute. This institute houses and manages the largest, most comprehensive genetics database in the world. More cancer genes have been identified by the scientists at the Huntsman Cancer Institute than any other institute. They have received one of the doctors there, a Nobel Prize but I mean, they are giving those things out like candy. A Nobel Prize in medicine for gene targeting. He is one of the top investors in cancer research in the world. I will tell you that as a guy who currently has three people on staff that are fighting cancer, there is no place that I would rather be than the cancer institute if I was fighting cancer. It is an amazing place. This week, Jon, you guys are holding a fundraiser. Things tough for fundraisers right now?

HUNTSMAN: Absolutely, Glenn. You know, one out of two men and one out of three women will have cancer in their lives. That affects every single family in America. 550,000 people will die of cancer, literally a person every minute, if you want to be honest about it. 1500 a day. And with the increase of expenditures, with war, with Iraq, with Afghanistan, with this crazy budget that we've got, they have cut back the basic ingredients of healthcare, which is healthcare in the positive sense. That is, research, the National Institutes of Health, to where when we go in now to do cancer research, Glenn, and we're doing cancer research on children's cancer, on breast cancer, on multiple myelomas, on sarcomas, on pancreatic cancers. We have to end this horrifying disease that impacts every family but almost all of our fundraising, Glenn, is private now. It's scary.

GLENN: I will tell I just want you to know as a listener, I don't tell you to I didn't tell you to call up and give money to the Red Cross or whatever. What I said was, give money to Haiti, help Haiti out. I didn't tell you an institution to go, and the reason why I don't is because I don't, I don't feel comfortable with a lot of these institutions. I don't know them. I look at how much money is, you know, in overhead. With the Huntsman Cancer Institute, because of Jon and Karen Huntsman, there is no overhead on your donation. So if you give a dollar, one dollar goes to the research. There's no overhead. Nobody's there's no limousines being purchased with it, nothing. Goes directly to cancer, cancer research. And because of that, not only can I recommend it highly, and I will tell you you have never seen a hospital like this before. It is the model. You want to change healthcare? You build every hospital in America and model it after the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and healthcare would change overnight. Not only do I can I recommend it, Jon, Tania and I would like to make, which we hope is a first installment this year, but we would like to start your fundraiser out with a check for $100,000.

HUNTSMAN: Oh, Glenn, for heaven sakes. Oh, Glenn, thank you very, very much. I don't even know what to say to you and

GLENN: Well, there is a caveat.

HUNTSMAN: Okay.

GLENN: I want a microwave oven named after us in one of the kitchens on the floor for the patient. So if somebody is there and they've got a person in the hospital and they say, I want a Hot Pocket, they go into that microwave oven and they see the Glenn and Tania Beck microwave oven and that Hot Pocket is theirs, courtesy of us!

PAT: Because obviously that wasn't enough for a wing, right?

HUNTSMAN: Well, Glenn, how about one of the family washing machines.

GLENN: No, I want when they're hungry, clothes, you can live with dirty clothes. Hot Pockets you cannot live without.

HUNTSMAN: Well, as you know we have washing machines, we have family, we have everything for the family because if one is ill and their loved one has to be next to them, they have to have a bed next to them. They have to have washing machines. They have to have businesses to operate. They can't be there, be encouraging a loved one who has cancer because the greatest antidote we have as a cancer sell is love from the family, is hope, is inspiration. That's why I'm so excited, Glenn, restoring hope on the Washington mall. That's it. That's the whole cure for cancer.

GLENN: I know.

HUNTSMAN: I mean, we've got tremendous radiation programs, tremendous chemotherapy programs, surgical programs. But at the end of the day, Glenn, that $100,000, by the way, is still ringing around in my mind. I'm so grateful for you, Glenn. But at the end of the day hope, hope is our best dream in America for individuals, for cancer, for everything that ails us.

GLENN: Jon, when I say hope to you, to me hope can only be found where there's truth. If you're being lied to, if it's not. I mean, if you know what the truth is, there's hope because you can accomplish anything. You can deal with it in one way or another if you really know what the truth is. Do you find that valid?

HUNTSMAN: Oh, absolutely. Because let's take the antithesis of that, the opposite of that, and that's false hope. Most people crumble in their lives because they have believed in somebody or something or some product or some process or some government or some politician and they've let them down. And they crumble. Truth is a response to anything good and worthwhile, and it allows us to believe in ourselves, Glenn, in a remarkable way. And that's what we do with the Huntsman Cancer Institute is we let people believe in themselves. We have great views of it. We let them eat anytime they would like day or night. We build up their emotions and their feelings and their thoughts. We let them believe that they are going to live, they are going to make it. They are going to do it. And then we bring in and we've got 1700 of the best scientists, the best doctors, the finest people to attend to them. But without that hope, Glenn, nothing, nothing can happen in our life, in America or in the rest of the world.

GLENN: All right. Jon, we're going to put a link on our website. If anybody wants to I mean, you are going to be touched. Again when it rains, it pours with cancer. You are going to be affected by cancer at one point and the best dollar you could do to invest in a cure, I'm telling you, is the Huntsman Cancer Institute. We'll put a link for your fundraiser up on our website at GlennBeck.com. Just Google search. You want some more information, Google search Huntsman Cancer Institute. Jon Huntsman, it is an honor, sir, and best of luck to you.

HUNTSMAN: Glenn, I'm always grateful to you and best of luck to you, dear friend, and keep doing what you're doing. You are one of my heroes, Glenn. Thank you.

The number of people serving life sentences now exceeds the entire prison population in 1970, according to newly-released data from the Sentencing Project. The continued growth of life sentences is largely the result of "tough on crime" policies pushed by legislators in the 1990s, including presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Biden has since apologized for backing those types of policies, but it seems he has yet to learn his lesson. Indeed, Biden is backing yet another criminal justice policy with disastrous consequences—mandatory drug treatment for all drug offenders.

Proponents of this policy argue that forced drug treatment will reduce drug usage and recidivism and save lives. But the evidence simply isn't on their side. Mandatory treatment isn't just patently unethical, it's also ineffective—and dangerous.

Many well-meaning people view mandatory treatment as a positive alternative to incarceration. But there's a reason that mandatory treatment is also known as "compulsory confinement." As author Maya Schenwar asks in The Guardian, "If shepherding live human bodies off to prison to isolate and manipulate them without their permission isn't ethical, why is shipping those bodies off to compulsory rehab an acceptable alternative?" Compulsory treatment isn't an alternative to incarceration. It is incarceration.

Compulsory treatment is also arguably a breach of international human rights agreements and ethical standards. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have made it clear that the standards of ethical treatment also apply to the treatment of drug dependence—standards that include the right to autonomy and self-determination. Indeed, according to UNODC, "people who use or are dependent on drugs do not automatically lack the capacity to consent to treatment...consent of the patient should be obtained before any treatment intervention." Forced treatment violates a person's right to be free from non-consensual medical treatment.

It's a useless endeavor, anyway, because studies have shown that it doesn't improve outcomes in reducing drug use and criminal recidivism. A review of nine studies, published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, failed to find sufficient evidence that compulsory drug treatment approaches are effective. The results didn't suggest improved outcomes in reducing drug use among drug-dependent individuals enrolled in compulsory treatment. However, some studies did suggest potential harm.

According to one study, 33% of compulsorily-treated participants were reincarcerated, compared to a mere 5% of the non-treatment sample population. Moreover, rates of post-release illicit drug use were higher among those who received compulsory treatment. Even worse, a 2016 report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found that people who received involuntary treatment were more than twice as likely to die of an opioid-related overdose than those with a history of only voluntary treatment.

These findings echo studies published in medical journals like Addiction and BMJ. A study in Addiction found that involuntary drug treatment was a risk factor for a non-fatal drug overdose. Similarly, a study in BMJ found that patients who successfully completed inpatient detoxification were more likely than other patients to die within a year. The high rate of overdose deaths by people previously involuntarily treated is likely because most people who are taken involuntarily aren't ready to stop using drugs, authors of the Addiction study reported. That makes sense. People who aren't ready to get clean will likely use again when they are released. For them, the only post-treatment difference will be lower tolerance, thanks to forced detoxification and abstinence. Indeed, a loss of tolerance, combined with the lack of a desire to stop using drugs, likely puts compulsorily-treated patients at a higher risk of overdose.

The UNODC agrees. In their words, compulsory treatment is "expensive, not cost-effective, and neither benefits the individual nor the community." So, then, why would we even try?

Biden is right to look for ways to combat addiction and drug crime outside of the criminal justice system. But forced drug treatment for all drug offenders is a flawed, unethical policy, with deadly consequences. If the goal is to help people and reduce harm, then there are plenty of ways to get there. Mandatory treatment isn't one of them.

Lindsay Marie is a policy analyst for the Lone Star Policy Institute, an independent think tank that promotes freedom and prosperity for all Texans. You can follow her on Twitter @LindsayMarieLP.

President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani joined Glenn Beck on Tuesday's radio program discuss the Senate's ongoing investigation into former vice president Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and reveal new bombshell documents he's currently releasing.

Giuliani told Glenn he has evidence of "very, very serious crime at the highest levels of government," that the "corrupt media" is doing everything in their power to discredit.

He also dropped some major, previously unreported news: not only was Hunter Biden under investigation in 2016, when then-Vice President Biden "forced" the firing of Ukraine's prosecutor general Viktor Shokin, but so was the vice president himself.

"Shokin can prove he was investigating Biden and his son. And I now have the prosecutorial documents that show, all during that period of time, not only was Hunter Biden under investigation -- Joe Biden was under investigation," Giuliani explained. "It wasn't just Hunter."

Watch this clip to get a rundown of everything Giuliani has uncovered so far.

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For most Americans, the 1980s was marked by big hair, epic lightsaber battles, and school-skipping Ferris Bueller dancing his way into the hearts of millions.

But for Bernie Sanders — who, by the way, was at that time the oldest-looking 40-year-old in human history — the 1980s was a period of important personal milestones.

Prior to his successful 1980 campaign to become mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Sanders was mostly known around the Green Mountain State as a crazy, wildly idealistic socialist. (Think Karl Marx meets Don Quixote.) But everything started to change for Sanders when he became famous—or, in the eyes of many, notorious—for being "America's socialist mayor."

As mayor, Sanders' radical ideas were finally given the attention he had always craved but couldn't manage to capture. This makes this period of his career particularly interesting to study. Unlike today, the Bernie Sanders of the 1980s wasn't concerned with winning over an entire nation — just the wave of far-left New York City exiles that flooded Vermont in the 1960s and 1970s — and he was much more willing to openly align himself with local and national socialist and communist parties.


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Over the past few weeks, I have been reading news reports of Sanders recorded in the 1980s — because, you know, that's how guys like me spend their Saturday nights — and what I've found is pretty remarkable.

For starters, Sanders had (during the height of the Soviet Union) a very cozy relationship with people who openly advocated for Marxism and communism. He was an elector for the Socialist Workers Party and promoted the party's presidential candidates in 1980 and 1984.

To say the Socialist Workers Party was radical would be a tremendous understatement. It was widely known SWP was a communist organization mostly dedicated to the teachings of Marx and Leon Trotsky, one of the leaders of the Russian Revolution.

Among other radical things I've discovered in interviews Sanders conducted with the SWP's newspaper — appropriately named The Militant (seriously, you can't make this stuff up) — is a statement by Sanders published in June 1981 suggesting that some police departments "are dominated by fascists and Nazis," a comment that is just now being rediscovered for the first time in decades.

In 1980, Sanders lauded the Socialist Workers Party's "continued defense of the Cuban revolution." And later in the 1980s, Sanders reportedly endorsed a collection of speeches by the socialist Sandinistas in Nicaragua, even though there had been widespread media reports of the Sandinistas' many human rights violations prior to Sanders' endorsement, including "restrictions on free movement; torture; denial of due process; lack of freedom of thought, conscience and religion; denial of the right of association and of free labor unions."

Sanders also traveled to Nicaragua and met with socialist President Daniel Ortega. He later called the trip a "profoundly emotional experience."

Sanders also traveled to Nicaragua and met with socialist President Daniel Ortega. He later called the trip a "profoundly emotional experience."

Comrade Bernie's disturbing Marxist past, which is far more extensive than what can be covered in this short article, shouldn't be treated as a mere historical footnote. It clearly illustrates that Sanders' brand of "democratic socialism" is much more than a $15 minimum wage and calls for single-payer health care. It's full of Marxist philosophy, radical revolutionary thinking, anti-police rhetoric, and even support for authoritarian governments.

Millions of Americans have been tricked into thinking Sanders isn't the radical communist the historical record — and even Sanders' own words — clearly show that he is. But the deeper I have dug into Comrade Bernie's past, the more evident it has become that his thinking is much darker and more dangerous and twisted than many of his followers ever imagined.

Tomorrow night, don't miss Glenn Beck's special exposing the radicals who are running Bernie Sanders' campaign. From top to bottom, his campaign is staffed with hard-left extremists who are eager to burn down the system. The threat to our constitution is very real from Bernie's team, and it's unlike anything we've ever seen before in a U.S. election. Join Glenn on Wednesday, at 9 PM Eastern on BlazeTV's YouTube page, and on BlazeTV.com. And just in case you miss it live, the only way to catch all of Glenn's specials on-demand is by subscribing to Blaze TV.

Justin Haskins (Jhaskins@heartland.org) is editorial director of The Heartland Institute and editor-in-chief of StoppingSocialism.com.

Candace Owens, BLEXIT founder and author of the upcoming book, "Blackout," joined Glenn Beck on Friday's GlennTV for an exclusive interview. available only to BlazeTV subscribers.

Candace dropped a few truth-bombs about the progressive movement and what's happening to the Democratic Party. She said people are practically running away from the left due to their incessant push to dig up dirt on anybody who disagrees with their radical ideology. She explained how -- like China and its "social credit score" -- the left is shaping America into its own nightmarish episode of "Black Mirror."

"This game of making sure that everyone is politically correct is a societal atom bomb. There are no survivors. There's no one that is perfect," Candace said. "The idea that humanity can be perfect is Godless. If you accept that there is something greater than us, then you accept that we a flawed. To be human is to be flawed."

Enjoy this clip from the full episode below:

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