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GLENN: There's also some other story that we should talk about here and that is the federal government has halted the sand berm dredging.

PAT: I've been talking about that for — how long have I been talking about sand berm dredging? It goes back to —

GLENN: Don't —

PAT: I mean the late Sixties probably?

GLENN: No. It comes from the —

PAT: Fifties?

GLENN: It comes from the oil spill.

PAT: Dredging?

GLENN: Dredging up the sand berms to stop the oil from coming ashore.

PAT: Oh, okay.

GLENN: And Louisiana would like to stop the oil coming from ashore. So what they are doing is they are dredging up all of these sand berms so they hit before they come in and come on shore. The federal government has now stopped it and halted all of the sand berm dredging.

PAT: And the reason?

GLENN: It's bad for the environment.

PAT: In what way? What does that do?

GLENN: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife department has concerns about where the dredging is being done

PAT: But they don't have concerns about the oil coming to shore?

GLENN: No, uh uh.

PAT: Okay, good.

GLENN: No, no.

PAT: Good, that's — that clears it up.

GLENN: It's scheduled to halt tonight at midnight. California dredge located off of Chandler Islands has pumped more than 50,000 cubic yards of material daily to create a sand berm. The letter that is being written now and saying please, Mr. President, do not shut this dredge down. This requires your immediate attention. Well, he's busy swatting or not swatting flies on his face. So I know he's got a golf game to get to. Oh, and he's got to shut down the oil industry entirely, as the judge said, without enough information or facts. So he's doing that. I don't know if he can get to the stopping of the sand berm dredging at this point.

PAT: No. There's a Ringo Starr concert coming up, too.

GLENN: Can I tell you something? You know what? Mexico is filing a friend of the court briefing on Arizona. So Mexico now is coming in on Arizona. The president is going after Arizona legally. There are senators in congress now that are urging the president, and he may do it, to issue an executive order, an executive order to grant amnesty. Now the sand berms and the oil industry. Yesterday he said he was calling on congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.

I asked Niall Ferguson from Harvard yesterday, an economist, I said, if you were planning on destroying this country, if you set out to destroy it, what else would you need? Nothing. This is it. This is it. Jon Voight thinks that we are, we are headed towards Civil War. Thomas Sowell, one of the most and — you know, you can't say it's his hatred for African Americans because he's African American. Brilliant, brilliant economist. Stanford University. Thomas Sowell has come out and said we're headed for tyranny. This guy's a dictator. We are headed for a dictatorship. I'd sure love to hear your opinion and I have to share with you what Andy Stern's new job is. It is terrifying.

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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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