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GLENN: California, can I ask you a question? How do you keep electing Pete Stark? I mean, we're just — we just found some audio that's from 2009 where he says —

PAT: Or potentially be 4. I don't know. His hair is so dark in this. I don't think it could be just a year ago.

GLENN: It's called dye.

PAT: Maybe. It's possible.

GLENN: I was told by somebody on the staff that it was 2009. Maybe — doesn't matter. He's talking about the — he's talking about the budget and he says, the more money you borrow, the richer you are. That doesn't even make any sense.

PAT: Yeah, I guess.

GLENN: The more money — no, the more money you borrow —

PAT: The more money you owe.

GLENN: The more money you owe, the more in debt you are. But he is just a nasty, nasty guy. This is the guy who was on the border just, you know, saying about, you know, the minutemen, they just want to kill people, et cetera, et cetera. That was last week. Listen to this. Can you play this audio? Has it been cleaned enough?

PAT: I can play —

GLENN: Part of it?

PAT: I can play part of it.

GLENN: Play what you can.

PAT: First the part that you were talking about.

STARK: Is the national debt measures the wealth, well, the wealthier we are. The national debt, it's an indication of wealth of the country, you are right.

VOICE: So the more you owe, the more you are worth?

STARK: In federal account — in national scheme of things, that's quite right.

PAT: The more you owe, the bigger your debt, the wealthier you are. What? Wow.

GLENN: Well, I guess you could look at it this way and you could say, well, that's true if, you know — for instance, I'm not going out and getting a billion dollar loan, but Microsoft could. So the more you owe, the more people will give you, the wealthier you are.

PAT: I guess. But in his —

GLENN: That's a ridiculous way to look at it.

PAT: It is.

GLENN: I guess that's — you know.

STU: You have more access to money when you have money.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: That's completely different than what he's saying.

GLENN: I'm trying to give him the benefit of the doubt here.

STU: I can see that and it's a stretch and you are doing quite well with the gymnastics there.

PAT: Bless your heart for trying.

STU: Yeah, very nice, good job, good job.

PAT: But Jan, this interviewer, Jan Helfeld pushes him a little bit and Stark doesn't like it.

HELFELD: Hasn't the amount of interest that we've had to pay increased tremendously in the last five years?

STARK: As a percentage of what?

HELFELD: As a percentage of the federal budget?

STARK: No. As a percentage of gross domestic product? Constant dollars? Come on.

HELFELD: As a percentage of the federal budget.

STARK: Don't you ever study economics?

HELFELD: A little bit.

STARK: Where?

HELFELD: In University of Puerto Rico.

STARK: University of Puerto Rico? Do you have a doctorate in economics?

HELFELD: No, I don't.

STARK: Master's degree?

HELFELD: No, I don't.

STARK: How many classes did you take?

HELFELD: Answer the question.

STARK: What I would suggest is that you — they are simple minded questions that don't relate to the realities —

HELFELD: What about to the viewers who don't have a doctorate in economic —

STARK: If you'd shut up for a minute. Why don't you explain to your viewers. You are blabbing away here about something you don't know anything about.

HELFELD: I'm only asking a question.

STARK: No, no. No, no.

GLENN: Stop. Stop, stop. Stop. Listen to him. This is the same thing he is saying to the border: You don't know anything about it; if you knew anything about it. These people — I lost my mind with Pete Stark last week on television. This guy is King George. This guy is absolutely King George. He's right, you're all stupid, you're a subject, shut your mouth.

Now, he goes —

PAT: Now, does he have a doctorate in economics?

GLENN: No, he doesn't.

PAT: Because —

GLENN: He does have — I looked it up here. Hang on just a second. He does have a degree — hang on just a second — a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering.

PAT: Well, that doesn't seem to be what he was —

GLENN: Well, if you'd shut up a minute.

PAT: Okay. Sorry.

GLENN: If you'd just shut, you are going object babbling.

PAT: I'm just trying to tell our listener, I was just trying to inform our listeners that he doesn't have —

GLENN: If you'd just shut up a minute.

PAT: I was just trying to inform the listeners.

STU: By the way, if you go to debt to GDP, the richest country in the world is... Zimbabwe.

GLENN: Yeah, move there.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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