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GLENN: Donald Berwick and this is how he feels about English, English healthcare and how he feels about, you know, redistribution of wealth.

BERWICK: And that any healthcare funding plan that is just equitable, civilized, and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate.

PAT: Can it get any clearer than that? Can it get any clearer than that?

GLENN: Now, real quick do you have the audio — or do you have the line? I guess it's not audio, but him talking about the redistribution of — not redistribution but rationing? I can quote it off the top of my head, but I know that George Soros is spending millions of dollars just —

PAT: Yeah, if you get one word wrong —

GLENN: If I get one word. I just want to make sure. Do you have it?

PAT: I have that quote here somewhere. Just —

GLENN: I'll give it to you after the break.

PAT: Are you talking about it's not a question of whether we will ration healthcare. It is whether we will ration with our eyes open.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: That's the quote.

GLENN: That's the exact quote. That is the guy who's running Medicare and Medicaid that the president just appointed and slipped past the system. Okay?

GLENN: Robert Gibbs was asked if Obama agrees with Berwick, the new Medicare/Medicaid czar. And he is a czar because he wasn't approved now by the — by congress. Congress was bypassed on this, not because of the Republicans but because the Democrats didn't want him, either. Why? Because the guy is a massive socialist, talks about any good healthcare system must, quoting, must, must be redistributive in nature. Redistribute the wealth.

So we have it on tape. We have his other piece on tape — in written form where he talked about, we have to ration. It's not a question of whether we will ration, if we'll ration but whether we'll ration with our eyes open. So brave reporter asks the question, does the president agree he? Gibbs didn't answer the question. Here's what happened.

GIBBS: I know that this is the exact type of political game that the American people have come to understand dominates Washington and doesn't actually make their healthcare more affordable.

REPORTER: One more on this. You said it would have been, your comment, there would have been a confirmation had there been a hearing. But you also think it would have been politically troublesome in election year to have all these comments aired out about rationing, redistribution that Dr. Berwick had talked about.

GIBBS: You just read comments. Does it — is there like a secret comment book that somehow you got that nobody else got and you just read a couple of them to me and somehow they wouldn't have come out?

GLENN: Stop, stop. You notice the press is laughing. The press is laughing because the press doesn't even read anymore! They're laughing! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! There is no secret comment book! It is easily found! The videotape is easily found!

Play the video again, please. Play the audio of Berwick and exactly what he said. He's asking, he's asking, redistributive wealth. Does the president agree? "What, do you have some sort of secret handbook that has these?" He's making you into a conspiracy theorist if you believe that that's what this man believes. Well, let me play the audiotape of Berwick saying it in his own voice! His own mouth was forming the words! We'll show you the video tonight. Here it is.

BERWICK: And that any healthcare funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate.

GLENN: So is there some sort of, I'm sorry, some sort of secret handbook that you have where these comments that you got that nobody else did? No. I'm sorry. We just pay attention. It's a little thing that's so incredibly dangerous called... videotape, audio recordings, photographs. As of this moment, Mr. Gibbs, you don't control the Internet, and people on your team have been incredibly sloppy. They've actually said what they believe... out loud, in public, around video recorders.

Back to the question with Gibbs.

PAT: Yeah, got to get back to the, you know, I had to —

GLENN: Yeah, that's all right. That's okay. Go ahead. That's all right, go ahead.

PAT: Here it is. Here it is. It's pretty fast actually.

GLENN: Play the audio.

PAT: Actually got back to it pretty quickly.

GIBBS: Did he say things like rationing happens today; the question is who will do it? Did he say that? Did he say that?

REPORTER: That was one comment.

GIBBS: Actually that was Paul Ryan. That was Paul Ryan. He's a Republican in congress.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. Here's the game they play. First, discredit. Conspiracy. Then, did he say that? Did he say that? Did he say that? It's a Republican. Oh, okay. Well, I don't like him then, either. He's wrong on that as well. I mean —

STU: I'd like to hear the context of it, of course.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Yeah, I'd like to hear the context, but this is what they do with George W. Bush. Really? You don't like TARP? That was George W. Bush.

First of all, you promised change. America knew we needed change, not transformation but change. So we were all on the change bandwagon here. You didn't define it. But I don't know of a definition of change that means exactly the same. I mean, you can convince me that change, you meant something different on change. We wanted restoration, we wanted a restoration of honor, of trust, of common sense. You can convince me that your change meant transformation, and I was just dumb enough to not question you. Well, not us and not me, but a lot of America just was dumb enough to just go on the change thing because transformation is definitely change. More of the same, the exact same policies, the same kind of stuff the Republicans wanted to do, I'm having a hard time finding the definition of change that means the same.

STU: Another thing, too, is if you listen to this, the timeline of this Gibbs comment, someone brings up the thing about redistributing the wealth and he seems shocked by it. He accuses him of having a secret book that no one even knows, yet unless we missed part of this clip, he never brought up the rationing part, yet he's completely armed with Paul Ryan's quote. Gee, Robert, it seems like you were prepared, you did know about both of these comments.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. I never thought of it that way.

PAT: Yeah. And you know he did.

GLENN: I never thought of it that way.

PAT: Of course.

GLENN: You are exactly right.

PAT: And that's why you know they were prepared for this from the beginning and they probably set out, find me a Republican who talked about rationing.

STU: Something similar, yeah.

GLENN: Go ahead. Is there any more left?

PAT: Yeah, a little bit more.

REPORTER: That's fine, you got your own comments.

GIBBS: That's not my comment. That's Paul Ryan's comment.

REPORTER: Okay, that's your own comment book. The comment I just read to you came straight out of the speech he gave in —

GIBBS: No, no, that came out of Paul Ryan's mouth.

GLENN: Oh, jeez.

PAT: I mean, just on and on. Just on and on. He never answers the question.

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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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