Google: Made mistakes? Change name!

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GLENN: The private lives of young people are now so well documented on the Internet that our children may have to change their names when they reach adulthood, according to the CEO of Google. Think of this. Eric Schmidt who I believe is on several different advisory boards with the president of the United States, Eric Schmidt suggested that young people should be entitled to change their identity to escape their misspent youth which is now recording recorded in excruciating detail on social network sites such as Facebook. "I don't believe society understands what happens when everything is available." Mr. Schmidt said he believed that every young person will one day be allowed to change their name to distance themselves from embarrassing photographs and materials stored on their friends' social media sites. 55 year old also predicted the future. Google said the Google chief said Google will know so much about its users that the search engine will be able to help them plan their lives. That sounds good.

PAT: Mmm hmmm.

GLENN: I love a search engine that is currently I believe in eight countries under investigation for having too much information.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: And spying on people and

PAT: But they will help you plan your life?

GLENN: They will help you plan your life.

PAT: Well, because they have

GLENN: Quote, they will know so much about you.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: That they will be able to help you plan your life.

PAT: Do they have an alternate name for us, too, if I want to


PAT: Do they have an Islamic name picked out for me?

GLENN: No, I don't think this is

PAT: If you tie this together, you think about this story we were doing earlier on Islam.

GLENN: Why do you do this?

PAT: And maybe you'll have to change your name to an Islamic name.

GLENN: See, why do you do this?

PAT: Is that possible?

GLENN: Now you make it ridiculous when all the name they will suggest is 11.773.8.

STU: It's true, though. I mean, they had I had an incident with Facebook this week and I had a personal like, you know, page when everyone was joining Facebook I tried it out for a little bit and I hated it. I mean, I despise social networking. You know, I have a page, you know, fan page and everything, which is fine. But as far as the personal stuff, like I just don't want it. So I discontinued this account. Two years ago, two years ago I signed it off. And that's after taking every privacy thing that they gave you and saying don't let anyone see it. I used to get complaints all the time like, why do you even have a page? There's nothing on it. Because I don't want anything on it. So yesterday I get e mails from everyone that used to be a friend of mine from two years ago when I discontinued the account saying, hey, what is this? And it's a forward from someone saying that I've been sending them advertisements for free iPads.

PAT: Man. Really?

STU: So someone got my account, reactivated it after two years of dormancy, if that's the word, and then made it, all my friends were still on it, all my pictures were still on it. I discontinued this account. All the posts were on it from then. All of it was still recorded from two years ago when I turned it off and then it took me, it must have been an hour to go through every privacy setting again and turn it all off again. It's insanity. I wouldn't put anything on that site that I didn't want everybody to see. It's it is insanity.

GLENN: I want you to

STU: They just had a report of 100 million users, some of their private information being spread around the Internet. Forget it.

GLENN: I want you just to I want you just to listen to this and think about this now in a different way. You've got to look at this from Stu's point of view and Chertoff and Ashcroft's point of view and my point of view that, you know, there's just so information is everywhere and you just do not want to engage in any of it. But listen to this again with a nontechnology concern. Eric Schmidt suggested that young people should be entitled to change their identity to escape their misspent youth which is now recorded in excruciating detail on social networking sites such as Facebook. When I read this, it wasn't about Google. It was about changing your name and identity.

Last night my kids and I, we were in bed and we were talking about we were talking about how Mommy and I had agreed with them to be their parents and they chose us as parents and they came down and we talked about Raphe and the special way that he came through adoption and the girl that carried him inside and how special she was and all of this stuff. We had this conversation last night. And I don't remember how it led there oh, I remember. I said, that's why Daddy and Mommy pray so much to try to remember what it is we promised and try to remember what we're supposed to do because we all have a job to do. We all have something that we're supposed to do, and you're in this family for a reason. And so you will carry on not only the things that I have taught you and the things that you have learned from Mom and Dad but also your name, you have to watch because our names are all connected. And so we be careful because I don't want somebody to think bad things about you because of me and vice versa.

Our children will be disconnected from their heritage. Our children will be taught that your family this is the ultimate destruction of the family and our heritage. If you read the book The Coming Insurrection, one of the chapters is destroy the family and destroy the family unit. Well, I'm sorry, but your name means something. It does. When you give up your name, you give up a lot. Does this bother anyone that in a cavalier way the CEO of Google is saying that they've got to really kind of look at this for the future, to be able to make it easy and legal, easy and legal for people just to change their names to escape their past. Their past is important. I mean, it's you don't know about progressives because they change their name! Our past and our history is important. And now we have a guy who's in the Obama administration talking about, hey, we're going to have to do that. Where else have we heard it?

MICHELLE OBAMA: And Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices, we are going to have to change our conversation, we're going to have to change our traditions, our history. We're going to have to move into a different place.

GLENN: If you lose your name, who are you? If you lose your traditions and your family, who are you? How do your children know who they came from?

Faced with an oppressive government that literally burned people at the stake for printing Bibles, America's original freedom fighters risked it all for the same rights our government is starting to trample now. That's not the Pilgrim story our woke schools and corporate media will tell you. It's the truth, and it sounds a lot more like today's heroes in Afghanistan than the 1619 Project's twisted portrait of America.

This Thanksgiving season, Glenn Beck and WallBuilders president Tim Barton tell the full story of who the Pilgrims really were and what we must learn from them, complete with a sneak peek at the largest privately owned collection of Pilgrim artifacts.

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Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, admitted she wants to fight climate change by bankrupting coal, oil, and gas companies. Alarmingly, Biden's U.S. special climate envoy, John Kerry, seemed to agree with Omarova when he said "by 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal" at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this month. But that could end in massive electrical blackouts and brownouts across the nation, BlazeTV host Glenn Beck warned.

Carol Roth, author of "The War On Small Business," joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain what experts say you can do now to prepare your family for potential coming power outages.

"It's interesting. Usually when I go out and talk to experts in areas that are not 100% core to my area of expertise and I say, 'I would like to give you credit.' Usually I get, 'OK, here's how you credit me.' But everyone is like, 'No, no. Let me tell you what happened, just don't use my name.' And this is across the country," Roth said. "This isn't just a California issue, which obviously [California] is leading the nation. But even experts out of Texas, people who are monitoring the electric grid are incredibly concerned about brownouts or blackouts now, already. So forget about 2030."

"You want to have a backup source of power," she continued. "Either a propane, diesel, or combo generator is something that you're going to want to have. Because in a state, for example like Texas, I'm told that once the state loses power, it will take a minimum of two weeks to restore plants back to operations and customers able to use grid power again. So, this isn't something that we've got nine years or whatever to be thinking about. We should be planning and preparing now."

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This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

Like most people, biologist and science journalist Matt Ridley just wants the truth. When it comes to the origin of COVID-19, that is a tall order. Was it human-made? Did it leak from a laboratory? What is the role of gain-of-function research? Why China, why now?

Ridley's latest book, "Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19," is a scientific quest to answer these questions and more. A year ago, you would have been kicked off Facebook for suggesting COVID originated in a lab. For most of the pandemic, the left practically worshipped Dr. Anthony Fauci. But lately, people have been poking around. And one of the names that appears again and again is Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance and a longtime collaborator and funder of the virus-hunting work at Wuhan Institute of Virology.

If you watched Glenn Beck's special last week, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie," you learned some very disturbing things about what our government officials — like Dr. Fauci — were doing around the beginning of the pandemic. On the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down with Ridley to review what he and "Viral" co-author Alina Chan found while researching — including a "fascinating little wrinkle" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology called "7896."

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