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GLENN: Also an update for you. Comrade!

STU: Yes, comrade!

GLENN: Housing going to be fixed, comrade.

STU: What, you didn't say good news from the Western front.

GLENN: Oh, I'm sorry. Hang on. Comrade!

STU: Yes, comrade!

GLENN: Good news from the Western front!

STU: I bet there is.

GLENN: The housing trouble's going to be fixed. It's fantastic.

STU: Well, it's the housing troubles caused by this evil capitalist system.

GLENN: I know, I know. Barack Obama has a plan. The Stop Fraud Act. Which is where mortgage brokers who are hoodwinking low income borrowers into taking on loans they can't afford.

STU: Do you believe these evil capitalist corporations giving poorer people money for homes --

GLENN: No, no, not giving them. Hoodwinking them.

STU: Hoodwinking them into accepting money to buy a home.

GLENN: Yes. It will stop transactions which operate to promote fraud and risk and underdevelopment. People with no authority to decide who gets what sort of mortgage such as Realtors could face 35 years in prison and fines up to $5 million for anything deemed deceptive. So if you've been hoodwinked by your real estate agent, that witch will go to jail for 35 years. It's a grand day on the Western front!

STU: But comrade.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Who will decide if you've been hoodwinked?

GLENN: They're going to set up a little panel and they got some judges on that. But here's the great thing. The banks are only going to lend money, if this goes, to rich people with great credit scores. Wait a minute. That's not good news from the Western front. Damn those rich people, we should have eaten them long ago. "Obama imagines foreclosures that are confined to low income families with sub prime adjustable rate mortgages, unfortunately prime mortgages, fixed prime mortgages are a bigger problem than the sub prime mortgages but we don't have to worry about the people who have money and have good credit scores. Let's just fix the sub prime mortgages because those people have been hoodwinked.

STU: Hoodwinked by predatory lenders, those evil people who hand money over to you when you sign paperwork.

GLENN: Obama wants untold billions to fund a help program which would refinance people's mortgages and provide comprehensive supports to innocent homeowners that had been hoodwinked. The slush fund that Clinton said that she wanted was $5 billion. It's now up to $30 billion that she's asking for. Obama also supports a bill to let bankruptcy judges rewrite mortgage agreements. So in other words, if you've gone to a bank and you've been hoodwinked and your mortgage, you borrowed $300,000 at 7%, if you declare bankruptcy, a judge can say now that's only a $200,000 loan and you're going to pay 4%.

STU: Comrade.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: This is fantastic because we have already the Western front has already been invaded in the courts. We already have -- imagine a mortgage deal that goes to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

GLENN: And by the way, I want you to know that no one at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals nor anyone in the judicial system, nor anyone in politics, nor anyone in any kind of educational capacity has ever tried to hoodwink an American, not once!

STU: Never, comrade!

GLENN: By the way, I love this. Hillary Clinton also wants a 90-day moratorium on sub prime foreclosures which basically means, hey, rent-free for three months. She also wants to dictate, keyword, dictate an automatic freeze on interest rates, keeping rates below market for five years.

STU: Oh, comrade, I love the price controls.

GLENN: Yeah. I don't even think that's constitutional, but that's the good news from the Western front! Oh, comrade, think of the investors that will be running for their lives. Wait a minute, just a second. Hang on, hang on. I hate to quote Jimmy Stewart but, "Mary, your money's in Bill's house. Bill, your money's in Steve's house." When people say, "Wait a minute, I don't think I want to go ahead and give my money for an investment because you're just going to tell me my investment now, I'll only get 3% as opposed to the 7% because I took a risk and gave it to this person who was risky? I don't think I'm going to give those kind of loans out anymore." I mean --

STU: You know who does really well in this whole scenario, comrade?

GLENN: No. Who, comrade?

STU: People who rent homes, big fat cat landlords that get to rent so no one has an investment property anymore. They have to rent it from rich people who have big rental properties instead of owning their own home because no one will give them a mortgage. We need the Government to step in and solve the problem.

GLENN: You just, may I quote Jimmy Stewart again? "Mr. Potter, people are tired of living in your slums!" Wait a minute. This comrade update has gone awry. There it is, comrade, good news from the Western front!

Hey, stop the music for a second. I actually have some music. This is more music from Russia. I want you to listen to this. Can you play it in Russian, please? Play it in -- we've got both. We've got the English and the Russian. I personally only get jiggy with -- I'm sorry. I only get jiggy with the Russian version.

STU: Yeah. I mean, as you know, you can't take a song like this and remove it from its native tongue.

GLENN: No. You've got it -- I've learned this from Thomas Jefferson. You lose too much once it's out of its native tongue. So here it is in its native tongue.

(MUSIC PLAYING)

Oh, yeah. Number one hit in Russia. I don't know. It's very danceable. I like it.

STU: I want a monkey toe.

GLENN: You want a what? When do we get to the words? Can't take this.

STU: What are you talking about? This is fantastic. This is the intro of the video where they show Vladimir Putin walking around.

GLENN: Sing it, baby. Okay, here it comes, Putin. Oh, yeah. Stop the music. Now, for those who don't speak Russian, don't speak like 400 languages, here it is in English.

(MUSIC PLAYING.)

GLENN: He must be like Putin. He won't hurt me. He'll only help me. I want a man like Putin. He must be like Putin. He must be full of strength like Putin. He must -- I love this. He must not be drunk like Putin. Okay, stop. Here's the thing. This is a number one hit and it's serious. It has Putin in the music video. There is a new trend in America and in the world. We are electing rock stars. This should disturb people. I don't need a rock star to lead our country. Do you remember when we used to say, it's like my grandfather, he was like my dad. You know, they used to wear suits, they used to have credibility, you know, they just took care of the business of the United States. Now they have to be rock stars. Before it was my grandpa. He was my dad. I like him. He's like an uncle, taking care of it, right? We could trust them. Now what we have is, thanks to someone talking about their underwear and playing the saxophone, somebody I can hang out with. I want to hang out with him, I want to be able to have a conversation, have a beer, okay? That's what we have. Now we've got to have a rock star. Now we have to have somebody who is, well, he's got to be like Putin.

Putin's a spooky dude. I know you won't get this in the mainstream media but Putin is a spooky dude. Putin, I love this. I'm just reading a couple of things on Putin because there's another election going on in the world that's kind of important and it's the election to replace Vladimir Putin.

Stu, in Moscow how many signs do you think are up for the guy who's running, you know, to replace Putin? It's Moscow. It's a major city.

STU: Well, if you -- let me just project here. Ron Paul gets about 5% from the vote and he has 14,000 signs per square mile.

GLENN: Yeah. Well, most of them are sheets.

STU: Most of them are homemade. So I would assume, I mean, by that projection, I mean, because Putin's pretty popular. I would think there -- well, he has a lot of signs. Even his opposition would still have a lot of signs.

GLENN: No, one. Just one. There's no campaign ads, there's nothing. There is nothing going on. Even the, you know, the global voting oversight committees, you know, the people who just go in to make sure everything's -- they left. They left. They said we can't even -- we're not even going to try. This election is so unbelievably rigged that people don't mind because they're rich. They can go out and they can buy Bucci, they can go out and buy whatever they want, there's cars, big cars that they can buy. Inflation is between 12 and 15% in Russia, but people don't care because more money is coming in. Although, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. As long as oil and gas prices stay high, Putin is a God. The minute oil and gas prices collapse, the Soviet Union -- I'm sorry -- Russia collapses yet again and Putin will have to hold it together through gunfire and bullets to the back of the head. Now, listen to this. This is the leader of Putin's party. Quote: In my opinion at a certain stage like now, it's not only useful, it's necessary. I mean, we're tired of the Democratic twists and turns. I think we should suspend all this election business, at least for any kind of managerial positions.

I'm kind of down with that. What do you think? We just suspend all this election business. That wouldn't be bad, would it? As long as things are going well.

STU: It's just pesky.

GLENN: It's just, this election business, this Democratic election business, I don't know. Stu, it's too unpredictable.

STU: It's like, ahh. You have to listen to all those people.

GLENN: The ads. Play the song again, will you, Dan? I mean, why have an election?

STU: If you can come up with a song like this, you don't need an election.

GLENN: If you have a song like this, you don't need a Department of Propaganda.

STU: You may be having seizures, but you don't need an election or a Department of Propaganda.

GLENN: Anybody see any parallels between what is happening here in America and what's happening with Vladimir Putin? Does anybody see any parallels between what is happening with the government over there and what is happening with the government over here?

STU: There is definitely a parallel with really crappy dance music.

William "Bill" Kelly is 95-year-old World War II veteran from Oregon. He lived through the Great Depression.
He served in the South Pacific during World War II. And now he has just fought the coronavirus -- and won.

Bill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to share his experience and a hopeful message about why the younger generations can overcome this crisis.

"I want to tell the people, it wasn't pleasant, but on the other hand, you know, if you do what you're supposed to do, and you have some loved ones around you, and do a lot of praying, why, you'll come through okay. We [American's] have been through a lot. We've been through Pearl Harbor. We've been through the Great Depression, and who knows what else. We're tough. We'll get through it. Hang in there," Bill said.

"You know, it's just -- it's in our American blood," he added. "We're that type of people. We take care of each other, and we are not going to break down. We're going to make it through, every time. Every time."

"There are people that don't think we are those people anymore. That it was the greatest generation -- your generation -- that did it, but now we're not the same people. Do you agree with that? Glenn asked.

"No," asserted Bill. "And the reason I say that is because I remember when I was a young kid, you know, and people, the older people, said 'all those young kids are soft' ... but when we were attacked at Pearl Harbor -- sneak attack, you know -- it's surprising how those so-called goofy kids turned into mighty fine fighting people. And they're very loyal. I have lots of faith in them ... no, I don't have any problems with this new generation. They'll take care of us. We're Americans."

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Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 950,638 (up from 872,891 Yesterday)
  • Total Deaths Worldwide: 48,289 (up from 43,271 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 202,631 (up from 184,588 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 12% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 215,344 Confirmed Cases and 5,112 Deaths, up from 188,592 cases and 4,056 deaths yesterday
  • COVID-19 is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the US, behind Heart Disease and Cancer (based on daily fatalities per 1,000 people)
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 115,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 13,155 officially dead)
  • US is 25th in Total Confirmed Cases per 1 Million Population, with 651 cases per 1 Million people. Spain has 2,583 Cases per 1 Million people.
  • US is 23rd in Total Confirmed Dead per 1 Million Population, with 15 Dead per 1 Million citizens. Italy has 218 Dead per 1 Million.
  • US has 5,112 Dead vs 8,878 Recovered and 5,075 in Critical Condition
  • The US currently has 201,354 Active Cases of COVID-19, with still less than 1% of the total US population tested.
  • 17% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
COVID-19 Now Killing Victims Who Don't Have COVID-19 https://nypost.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-nyc-emts-stop-taking-cardiac-arrest-patients-to-hospitals/
  • EMTs in New York have been given a directive not to transport heart-attack victims to hospitals if they cannot be revived at the scene.
  • Prior cardiac arrest victims would have been transported to hospitals for further life-saving procedures, but with hospitals being overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, heart attack victims are solely in the hands of local EMTs. If EMTs cannot restore a pulse at the scene, victims are to be left there to die.
  • "Artificial ventilation and/or compressions must not be delayed," the memo states, adding that chest "compressions must begin as soon as it is determined the patient does not have a pulse."
  • But the guidelines change if the patient cannot be revived before arriving at a hospital.
  • "In the event a resuscitation is terminated, and the body is in public view, the body can be left in the custody of the NYPD."
China Lied, People Died Trending on Social Media https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/china-concealed-extent-of-virus-outbreak-u-s-intelligence-says
  • US Intelligence Services has concluded what the Internet has known since January: The Chinese Communist Party lied about total infected and total deaths due to Coronavirus.
  • Citing a report provided to the White House last week, officials confirmed that US Intelligence concludes 'gross' underreporting of total cases and total deaths, especially from Hubei Province.
  • Many have speculated that numbers coming out of China, Iran, North Korea, Russia and other totalitarian countries have been dramatically underreported, by as much as a factor of 10 according to official British Intelligence reports.
  • The early misrepresentation of data by the CCP may have lead some Western Politicians and epidemiologists to underestimate the seriousness of COVID-19 and delayed response in Italy, Spain, the UK and the US.
  • Though why anybody would have believed anything the Chinese Communist Party had to say remains an open question...
Italy's Death Toll Far Higher Than Reported https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/italys-coronavirus-death-toll-is-far-higher-than-reported/ar-BB122vvc
  • In the town of Coccaglio, an hour's drive east of here, the local nursing home lost over a third of its residents in March. None of the 24 people who died there were tested for the new coronavirus. Nor were the 38 people who died in another nursing home in the nearby town of Lodi.
  • These aren't isolated incidents. Italy's official death toll from the virus stands at 13,155, the most of any country in the world. But that number tells only part of the story because many people who die from the virus don't make it to the hospital and are never tested, therefore they aren't included in official numbers.
  • "They were all sick, they all had flu-like symptoms and difficulty breathing," stated a nurse from one of the nursing homes. "We had no ambulance to get them to Milan."
  • In the areas worst hit by the pandemic, Italy is undercounting thousands of deaths caused by the virus, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows, indicating that the pandemic's human toll may end up being much greater, and infections far more widespread, than official data indicate.
  • As stretched and sometimes overwhelmed hospitals fight to save their patients, many other people die unseen and uncounted, including elderly people in out-of-the-way locations.
  • In addition, the health-care crisis can lead to a surge of deaths from other causes that would normally be treatable.
  • "There are many more dead from the virus than are officially declared... People died and they were never tested because time and resources are limited," Eugenio Fossati, deputy mayor of Coccaglio, says of deaths caused by the virus.
More Numbers Hard to Trust as Bodies Left On The Streets in Ecuador https://www.scmp.com/news/world/americas/article/3078077/coronavirus-bodies-are-being-left-streets-ecuador
  • Coronavirus: bodies are being left on the streets in Ecuador.
  • 'They fall in front of hospitals or in back street alleys, or in small villages…no one wants to recover them,' says the mayor of Ecuador's largest city.
  • The army is placing unclaimed bodies in refrigerated cargo containers at the port while authorities pursue plans for a new cemetery.
  • The corpses have been overwhelming Guayaquil, a port city of 2.8 million at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in Ecuador.
  • Over the last few days, several were wrapped in plastic and left on the streets. Others have lain unclaimed in hospitals and clinics that have been overwhelmed by infections. The city morgue is full.
  • The majority of the dead are believed to be victims of the virus, but nobody can say for sure how many. There has been little testing.
  • The country has confirmed 2,700 infections and 93 deaths - 60 of them in Guayaquil and its immediate surroundings. But municipal officials there said they have recovered at least 400 bodies in the last 3 days.
  • Mayor Cynthia Viteri, who announced that she has also tested positive for the virus, said the national government should be responsible for collecting the corpses.
  • "They're leaving them in the villages, they are stacked in front of hospitals," she said in a Twitter video message to residents late last week.
  • Many local villages in Ecuador are simply burying the dead in unmarked graves, which will make official counting of COVID-19 victims impossible in the weeks ahead.
50% of Viral Spread Comes from People With No Symptoms https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/health/us-coronavirus-updates-wednesday/index.html
  • Researchers in Iceland have confirmed earlier reports from Hong Kong that a significant amount of viral spread is caused by carriers who have no symptoms.
  • In the US, Doctors at the CDC have confirmed asymptomatic spread, but estimate a number of about 25%.
  • If true, then the case for all persons to wear masks, even those who don't have symptoms, becomes much stronger.
  • To prevent further spread, the top infectious disease expert in the US says health officials are reconsidering guidance on face masks.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would "lean towards" recommending that the general public wear face masks "if we do not have the problem of taking away masks from the health care workers who need them. The public can stay home to avoid infection, but health care workers cannot," he said.
  • "We're not there yet, but I think we're close to coming to some determination," Fauci said.
Ship vs Train... Ship Wins https://abc7.com/usns-mercy-coronavirus-train-crash-derailment/6069395/
  • A Locomotive Engineer in Los Angeles has been charged with 1 Count of "Train Wrecking", a Class A Felony under Federal Law, after purposely derailing his freight train while attempting to sink the US Hospital ship Mercy.
  • Eduardo Moreno, 44, intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was "suspicious" and did not believe "the ship is what they say it's for.'"
  • Moreno admitted to crashing the train intentionally but said he did not plan it out in advance. It is believed that he acted alone.
  • He allegedly made statements to a CHP officer that included "You only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to. People don't know what's going on here. Now they will."
  • Officials say video from inside the train's cab shows Moreno holding a lighted flare during the incident.
Biggest Issue With COVID-19 in Malaysia: Nagging Wives https://www.npr.org/2020/04/01/825051317/dont-nag-your-husband-during-lock-down-malaysias-government-advises-women
  • Malaysia has the largest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia with more than 2,900 and counting.
  • This week, Malaysia's government also had a serious public relations issue after an ill-conceived plan went online.
  • Malaysia's Ministry for Women, Family and Community Development issued a series of online posters on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #WomenPreventCOVID19. It advised the nation's women to help with the country's partial lockdown by not nagging their husbands.
  • The ministry also advised women to refrain from being "sarcastic" if they asked for help with household chores.
  • Additionally, the Ministry urged women working from home to dress up and wear makeup.
  • After some negative response on social media, the public service messages have been removed from the Ministry's Facebook page.

MyPillow inventor and CEO Mike Lindell was lambasted by the left and mainstream media after he announced at a White House press briefing on Monday that his company will start making tens of thousands of masks to fight against the spread of coronavirus. Lindell also thanked God for President Donald Trump and encouraged Americans to turn back to God in this time of crisis.

Read the details here.

Whether it was his support for President Trump or strong religious beliefs, no one has lit up the media quite like Mike Lindell. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Monday to talk about the president, the 'horrible, crazy media' and how he's not afraid to keep speaking out about his faith.

"I think people are going to quit being brainwashed by this horrible, crazy media -- they know who they are -- and the public is going to see the amazing job that our president is doing," Lindell said. "I've done interview after interview today. I'm taking all the bad ones on -- I think I'm going on 'The View' tomorrow I love it. I want to go right into the hurricane. Finally, I get to speak out for Jesus like I want to."

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News broke that German Finance Minister Thomas Schaefer reportedly committed suicide on Saturday due to the stress from the economic climate during the coronavirus crisis. Unfortunately, this headline may become more common place. Concerns are far beyond those of just hand washing, finding toilet paper and the latest White House briefings. There may be a secondary crisis growing — mental health and suicide.

Messages fill my inbox daily from parents worried about their teens showing signs of risk of suicidal ideation. Spouses concerned about the toil recent layoffs will have on their partners. Elderly family members are also vulnerable.

Last week, news a father of three dying by suicide made me want to scream to the world – "LISTEN!" We are losing too many of our human family. And I am afraid with COVID-19 on the scene, we are going to lose more than ever.

During the past six years — following the suicide of my 40-year-old sister — my mission has been to bring awareness and help prevent suicide. Everyone is exposed to suicide. You either struggle with depression/anxiety, you love someone that struggles, or like me, you have already lost someone to suicide. That is literally everyone on the planet. Bigger numbers than even the virus.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

So, pile on the constant stream of news, stats about COVID-19 deaths and a lock down on social distancing, even the most emotionally skilled individual may be drowning in vulnerability and at risk.

What can be done?

Social distancing, not isolation

Even though we are standing 6ft apart in the grocery stores, and no longer going to church together, humans need connection to survive.

Free communication apps like Marco Polo are a great way to not hide behind a text. Whether it is on video chat or old fashion letter writing, making connection a priority is crucial for our survival.

Emotional check-in

The new normal seems to be changing by the hour. It is hard to keep up, recalibrating with all the change. Just like the importance of taking temperature to check for virus symptoms, we need to monitor our emotional temp. Try the one word check-in, at dinner time, simply by asking, "How am I feeling today?" It can be a great barometer.

Naming our feelings keep them tamed.

It's Ok to not be Ok

It is crucial to our survival to frame this crisis with a mental health back drop. Suicide, depression and anxiety concerns should be at the top of the STAY HOME and STAY SAFE list. If you find yourself feeling helpless or having thoughts of self-harm, please reach out for additional support. Therapists are using online formats to serve their clients. Call your doctor or one of the many 1-800 numbers.

No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family.

If you are reading this and struggling. Please remember, we will never be better without you. No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family. We will make it thru this COVID-19 crisis stronger and closer than before. No longer will we take hugging our neighbor for granted.

And maybe, just maybe we will someday find the vaccine that stops suicide virus from spreading.

Ganel-Lyn is a public speaker, media personality & author