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GLENN: Stu, have I ever met James Cameron before?

STU: You know, I don't think so. I went back to look to see if you had done an interview with him because we did do we had a couple of, like, before anyone knew that you were a hate mongering evil traitor to the country, you know, we had some people from Hollywood on over at Headline News when you had that show and I was thinking maybe he was on at some point, but I don't think so. I mean, you don't remember ever meeting him, do you? Because

GLENN: I don't I think I would remember being what did he say? A, quote, A hole to the director of Titanic.

STU: Well, he didn't say well, he called you an F'ing A hole in a press conference.

GLENN: He said I'm an F'ing A hole, I met him, he called me the Antichrist. Man. As a joke?

STU: You did a monologue on him and you joked about how he was running for the how some people are saying he's running for the Antichrist because he made a movie about he made some controversial Jesus movie which you did a four minute segment on in 2007 and this guy's apparently still obsessing about it. But I mean, it wasn't you didn't even really talk about him much because I went back and looked at the transcript because I kind of remembered the story loosely.

GLENN: I can't even remember the story.

STU: Basically you were just making the point of it seems like you can kind of come out and challenge the tenets of Christianity all the time but other religions that God forbid you did any you write a cartoon about Mohammed and there's huge protests and everyone thinks, you know, you are the worst person in the world. So that was just, it was a very basic segment. Apparently this has been

GLENN: The documentary, the Lost Tomb of Jesus which cast doubt on the resurrection of Jesus Christ and makes the okay, I'm reading the story here. It makes the case the ancient tomb of the ten ossuaries belong to Jesus' family. I remember that vaguely.

STU: And you did an interview with William Donahue about it.

GLENN: Yeah, that's right.

STU: So this is

GLENN: I'm an F'ing A hole for disagreeing with his documentary.

STU: This guy's been making billions of dollars and apparently he's been stewing about a four minute segment on Headline News three years ago.

GLENN: Listen to this. After blasting Beck, Cameron surrounded by journalists inside the West Hollywood Hills mansion seemed to reconsider, you know what, I think he may or may not be an A hole. Well, thank you for that. But I think he's certainly dangerous and I'd love to have a dialogue with him.

STU: Oh, that sounds exciting.

GLENN: That sounds exciting.

STU: I would like to be can you be sworn at in person?

GLENN: I know.

STU: Wouldn't that be fantastic?

GLENN: What makes Beck dangerous, the Hollywood reporter asked? He's dangerous because his ideas are poisonous. I couldn't believe it when he was on CNN. I know, neither could I. I thought, what happened to CNN? Who is this guy? Who is this madman? And, of course, he wound up at Fox News, which is where he belongs, I guess.

PAT: Since when are ideas poison? It's an idea. I mean

STU: What specific idea? It's very interesting.

PAT: I know, it is.

GLENN: Did you hear what Cokie Roberts said about me yesterday?

PAT: I did.

GLENN: Cokie Roberts said that I call people heretics. I do?

PAT: I don't think I've ever heard that.

STU: Anyone who ever disagrees with you is a heretic.

GLENN: I don't know that I've ever called anybody a heretic but I mean, I don't remember the meeting of me and the most powerful director of all time, either. So

PAT: I will say this, though, and this is just me, Cokie, but I think anybody who names their daughter Cokie might be a heretic.

GLENN: Okay. So

STU: That's Pat Gray.

GLENN: That's Pat Gray.

PAT: That's just me.

GLENN: And she said, I call people heretics and because of that, I'm not only dangerous, I'm a terrorist and a traitor to the country I profess to love.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Is that a tad over the top, Cokie? Is it a little?

GLENN: I'm a traitor, I'm a traitor to the country that I love. So James Cameron comes out and says I have poisonous ideas. Since when have ideas in this country been poisonous? Cokie Roberts comes out and says I'm a traitor to the country I profess to love and I'm a terrorist.

PAT: Jeez. That's amazing.

STU: Unbelievable.

PAT: I mean just amazing.

STU: Who is Cokie Roberts? Why do we know who she is?

PAT: ABC reporter.

GLENN: She was on ABC for a long time. Her father was a big she's been in Washington. I think her father was maybe a senator or something.

PAT: Maybe.

GLENN: Her father was somebody. But she was on ABC. She's now and this is going to you are going to find this hard to believe. She's now doing work for NPR.

STU: There's a shocker.

GLENN: So she's now

PAT: I liked Fox, Fox's spokesperson responded

GLENN: Oh, did they?

PAT: Yeah, they responded.

GLENN: Thank you.

PAT: This way: Isn't Cokie best known for lying to her viewers?

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: Which was a reference to a '94 incident where she spoke in front of a green screen pretending to be at the capitol.

STU: You know what's weird, like I don't feel the need to call her a terrorist over that, though.

PAT: No, I don't, either.

STU: It's weird. I don't think we've ever called have we ever I mean, maybe we have in joking, we called James Cameron the Antichrist apparently but I don't like, we're the ones that are supposed she's yelling at us for condemning other people. That's her argument is we're bad because we're condemning other people and in the same sentence she's calling us a terrorist traitor.

PAT: Yeah, that's what I wanted to bring up because she talks about your name calling all the time, that's all you do.

GLENN: So she called wait. Didn't she call me a terrorist traitor?

PAT: Yeah, yeah. And you know what? I'm so sick of that. If you call somebody a socialist or a Marxist and they are

GLENN: They are, they're saying it themselves!

PAT: Yeah. And you call a garbage man a garbage man, that's not name calling. He is a garbage man.

STU: Right, it's another philosophy. Like, calling us a capitalist isn't name calling.

PAT: That's not name calling.

STU: But we are.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: I am a capitalist.

PAT: It's a description.

GLENN: I am dangerous I'm going back to James Cameron. I'm dangerous but here's what he said about global warming deniers: I want to call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Excuse me? I'm dangerous? I mean, I'm sorry. Maybe that's just movie speak but, gosh, that doesn't sound good.

STU: And when have we ever had the benefit of someone saying maybe it's movie speak. Never occurs. Every time, when you say the word "Slaughter" as in the slaughter rule, people think you are trying to murder people.

GLENN: I want you to know this, this plays into what I'm going to share with you coming up in a few minutes. The reason why I'm talking about this is not because it's, you know, James Cameron. I could care less. This plays in, you will understand what they are trying to get you to do, coming up.


 

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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