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GLENN: Hey, maybe what we could do is we could make the new recycling bins for Alexandria, for Virginia. Have you heard these? These are great. They're putting now chips into the Virginia recycling bins.

PAT: Just like they are doing in Great Britain?

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: I love that.

GLENN: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.

PAT: I love that system. That's really good.

GLENN: So what they are doing now, this is according to Virginia. What they are doing is they are putting these chips in these new recycling bins. Cost you $9 extra, and you don't have a choice. But they are putting these chips into the recycling bins and they are not doing it to track you or anything specifically about you. They are just, they want to find out which groups of people are not recycling so they can, quote, target them. Now, when they say "Target them," I'm sure Arianna Huffington —

PAT: No, they must mean violence because that's what —

GLENN: Arianna Huffington, yeah.

PAT: What Sarah Palin meant was she was targeting people.

GLENN: Yeah. So they are going to —

PAT: Oh, my. Oh, my.

GLENN: They are going to target people and target neighborhoods that aren't the best at — this is all — I'm quoting. This is all really to help the economy. This is all — because we don't want to spend so much money in advertising. We want to be able to target specific neighborhoods and streets where people aren't recycling.

STU: Oh, so the chips are just for commercials. They just want to make sure their commercials are good.

GLENN: Exactly right. That's exactly right.

PAT: I believe that completely.

GLENN: Can I tell you something?

PAT: I don't have any suspiciousness about that at all.

GLENN: I used to live in Old Town, Alexandria. So I lived in this town that's doing this. If you would bring a chipped garbage can to me, recycling bin to me, get the hell off my land. You'd have a hard time finding that chip. "I don't know what happened to the chip. It's weird. I need another garbage — I need another recycling bin." Okay. Make sure this one has a chip in it, will you? "Gosh, I don't know what happened to that chip. That's weird, isn't it? You are putting a chip this my garbage can? Not in a million years do I take a chip." What the hell is wrong with you, Virginia? Now, it's not all of Virginia. It's just Alexandria. But what the hell is wrong with you? You deserve to be rounded up. You do, seriously. For recycling. You deserve to be rounded up and put behind barbed wire for recycling if you accept the chip in your recycle. What is wrong with you? "Oh, Glenn Beck says they are going to round people up for recycle..." oh, yes. Oh, yes. Get that right. Spell it right. Spell it right.

PAT: (Laughing).

STU: Glenn, you can talk trash about Virginia all you want but New York City —

GLENN: Say recycling.

STU: You could talk recycled materials about Virginia all you want but I mean, right now as we speak, New York City is proposing a plan to get — to reduce their waste by 15% every two years, and it's going to — they are going to do it very simply by just one package of eleven different bills to make that happen. What could possibly be in there? There couldn't be anything restrictive or —

GLENN: Can I tell you something? I was sitting at a table while Bill Clinton was yacking the other night. I'm sitting at a table with a bunch of these reporters. And a guy says to me, "Glenn, you know we need financial reform." I said, do I now? "Glenn, these... these credit card contracts, now, they're 30 pages long, some of them." I said, oh, that's great. "People can't understand that." So wait a minute. What you are saying is we're going to reform and cut down on the 30 page contracts by introducing a 2400 page bill that nobody reads.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: How is that going to help anything? That's not going to reduce the — please don't start with me on the — are you people reporters or are you — stop drinking the Kool Aid. What is that? "Yeah, I... we've got to get those things down."

I said to somebody the other day, they asked, "Glenn, do you think the American people would accept some sort of immigration reform at this point?" I said, if you can write it down in 30 pages, yeah, maybe. Maybe.

STU: That's about the length of the Arizona bill. That's about 30 pages.

GLENN: If you can do it in 30 pages, maybe. Arizona, you should be ashamed of yourself. That took you 30 pages to write? That should be one. I'm serious. One. If you can't get something done in 30 pages now in Washington D.C., don't even bring it to me. Don't even bring it to the American people. Don't bring it. If you can't get it done, you are hiding something. Period. The Constitution was on four. Four pages.

You know, I think that would be one of my first things if I was running for president of the United States, I'm not going to sign anything over 30 pages. I'm not even going to read it. I'm not even going to read it.

PAT: Which would be fine because you just wouldn't sign anything. That would be great.

GLENN: Great, not going to do that one, no. You know, I'm going to read that one tonight. I tell you I'm going to read that one tonight. Not.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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