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GLENN: Looking at Stu's got his face in

Broke.

STU: I do. This is my first I just got this copy, Page 329 talks about your

admiral, admiral thing here.

GLENN: Yeah. I have the raw stats from I didn't look. Where is it in the book?

STU: 329. The department this is talking, defense department is typical of all

government entities that has become too bloated and top heavy. The department

currently consumes about 40% of its annual bunt in overhead costs. Goes through

some other stats here and then it talks about the Navy where there are now more

admirals, 315 flag officers than ships.

PAT: 315 admirals.

GLENN: Flag officers, yeah.

STU: Flag officers. 264 ships.

PAT: I thought there was like one admiral. I thought there was, you know, like

or at least a couple, you know.

STU: That's like companies because there's one vice president of the United

States. But every company has, like, 50 vice presidents of something.

GLENN: Well, you need admiral. I mean, let's not I don't want this to seem like

we're coming down hard on the military, because we're not.

STU: No.

GLENN: The military is the only thing in the federal government that actually

works. And the only reason why when it doesn't work is because the politicians

get involved.

STU: Sure.






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GLENN: That's the only reason really.

STU: Yeah. And obviously you can't have, like, exactly the amount of admirals

than ships because when one's sick, they should still be able to go out and do

stuff.

GLENN: You don't have an admiral on every ship, though.

STU: Well, why not? Why wouldn't you have an admiral on every ship?

PAT: You have captains. They have captains of ships.

GLENN: That's my point. We don't need, we don't need the same number of admirals

as we do ships. What I'm saying here is look, I'm not a I'm not a military guy.

STU: Mmm hmmm.

GLENN: But I for this, for this book, for this particular chapter on defense, we

talked to some really, really great military guys and we also talked to people

like what's his name from Blackwater and said, you know, if you're going to run

it like a private company, how do you do it? And so these are, these are out of

the you know, these are different ideas. But it's going to take a different idea

to be able to run our country and to be able to change and move in the direction

that we need to move in.

STU: I'm interested in your case on this. I have not read it yet, but this is a

case that you and I argue about a lot.

GLENN: Yeah, because you're like, no, I want to keep spending money on defense,

I want to keep spending money on defense.

STU: Yeah. That's the one place I don't want to cut anything from.

GLENN: Right. And I don't, either, because I believe in strong defense.

STU: Right, I know you do.

GLENN: But there are things that we can do.

STU: And still keep, still keep it working as well as we need it to. I

understand. I like to see

GLENN: I haven't read honestly I haven't read the book since the final edits and

we were, like, 300 pages, typical Glenn book, like 300 pages over. Is the did

they leave the did they leave the idea of just, you know, just changing the

planes that are flying over Afghanistan? Right now we can you know, we do

patrols, and if you just changed from a jet to a prop plane, in six months in

fuel costs alone you still have the jets, you know, if you have to do dogfights

but we're not really dogfighting anybody. So if you change to props and have the

jets on the ground so if something happens, you can get those, you scramble the

jets. But if you just changed to prop planes, in six months in just fuel cost

savings, you could pay for the prop planes. And then leave the prop planes there

for the Afghani defense. So then you train them in prop planes and then we take

our big sophisticated jets home.

STU: Yeah, that is on there, Page 328 I'm being told.

GLENN: I mean, so I mean, it's good stuff.

STU: What if you go with hang gliders?

GLENN: Common sense.

STU: If you go with hang gliders, you'd save even more money and then you could

just have people just jump off those really tall mountains down there and just

fly across the

PAT: Goat, if you just had them ride the backs of goats.

GLENN: Can I tell you something?

PAT: I mean, then you're

GLENN: Quite honestly at this point, yes.

PAT: I don't care, really.

GLENN: I'm willing take our military out and let them patrol with goats or hang

gliders or whatever they want to do.

STU: What about goats on hang gliders? I'm saying

GLENN: That's up to the people in Afghanistan. You know, it's time we did not

unleash our military and we discredit our military by not allowing them to do

their job. We discredit the honor and integrity and the memory of all those who

have lost their lives. How many lives have we lost because we didn't fight it,

really fight it? And this is a lie that comes again from the progressive left.

That, no, you can't fight because you'll just make things worse. Did we make

things worse in Germany? We burned Dresden down to the ground. Did we in the end

make it worse for Germans or better for Germans? Which was it?

You know what we do you know what we do to our military now? We make them into

the neutered parents that we have here in America. "Well, we don't keep score.

No, we shouldn't keep score. Well, no, no, no, don't spank your kids. No, don't

discipline your kids. Just sit down and talk to your kids. Find out what's wrong

with your kids, what they're thinking, what you've done wrong really. As a

parent you've probably screwed up your kids."

PAT: Do you know how many times they hear the word "No" by the time they're 2?

STU: Not enough.

PAT: It's like 5,000 times. No one can handle that negativity, no one.

STU: 500 times too few.

PAT: No one.

GLENN: That's what we're doing.

PAT: That's the kind of nonsense we hear.

GLENN: And that's the kind of nonsense that we're now running our military with.

And it's come from the same source, the progressive left politician. Stop.

Enough. You want to you want a plan to restore our trust, our truth and our

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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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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