Glenn meets Gov Ventura, learns about the latest in 9/11 conspiracies




In this video, noted 9/11 expert Jesse 'The Body' Ventura interviews the Honky Tonk Man.

GLENN:  Putting the radio back into Radio City, from Midtown Manhattan in Rockefeller Plaza, this is the third most listened to show in all of America.  Hello, you sick twisted freak.  Welcome to it.  My name is Glenn Beck.  So in quite possibly my teenage daughter's favorite phrase to hear from their father, yesterday I got into the makeup chair and they are putting my makeup on and I see this guy kind of walk in and he looks like Peter Boyle.  You know who Peter Boyle is?  Played Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein.  And he walks in and I'm like, that's Jesse Ventura, that's not Peter Boyle.  And so he sits down right in the makeup chair right next to me and I said, "Hello, Mr. Ventura."  And he said, "Hey."  And then he kind of looked over at me and he recognized me and he said, "Oh, jeez, it's you."  And I said, "Well, nice to see you."  And he said, "Yeah, why don't you ever have me on your show?"  And I wanted to say, "Because you're screaming at me sitting here while somebody's putting stuff on your face."  And I said, "I'd love to have you on the show; anytime."  And he said, "Yeah, you'll never do it."  I said, "Really?  Why not?"  And he said, "Because I eat people like you."  And I wanted to again say to him, we're not on a wrestling mat.  I mean, you know you're not getting paid for, you know -- "And I'll rip your arms off."  And I said, "Oh, do you?"  "Yeah.  Lou Dobbs I destroyed."  I'm like, whoopedy doo, good for you.  Now I regretted even looking at him.  And I said, "Well, good for you, good for you."  And I closed my eyes and it was like, make him disappear.  And pretty soon just silence, maybe 10 seconds and he says, "You know what I've been doing?  You know where I am?"  I didn't even open my eyes.  I said, "Nope."  Said, "I've been surfing."  "Great."  "Yeah, I've been down surfing where there's a lot of brown people."  I said, "Really?"  Still I didn't even open my eyes.  Just, I'm having that conversation.  "Really?"  "Yep.  All the spooky brown people.  You know, all those people we're all supposed to be so afraid of."  So I opened up my eyes and I said, "You are really an angry man, aren't you?"  "I'm not angry.  I'm just sick and tired of our country being ripped apart."  I said, "Well, then we have something in common."  "I'm just trying to stand up and do the right thing."  I said, "Well, again there's a second thing we have in common.  We should talk sometime.  It's been fun."  Closed my eyes.  "Can I ask you something?"  I said, "I don't think so."  He said, "No, just one thing.  I just want to ask you one thing.  Come on, I just want to ask you" -- come on.  He was so stunned that I didn't say yes.  "Come on, just one thing."  "All right."  "Why is it that nobody like you will ever talk about 9/11?"  "Is that your question?"  "Every time somebody like me who just has a few questions we want to be answered, how come we'll never get those questions answered?"  That's why when in my head I went, "Oh, jeez, he's one of these guys.  Of course he's crazy."  I said, "What's the question you can't get answered?"  "How can that building fall faster than gravity?"  What?  "You know, I know a few things about explosive because I" -- I said, "I know, you used to be a Navy SEAL.  I've heard the story."  "Yeah.  Well, steel doesn't melt at that temperature."  Really?  That's weird because I think steel melts at the same temperature consistently.  So all you have to do is get it to be hot enough.  "It doesn't burn that hot, does it?  Jet fuel doesn't burn that hot, does it?"  I said, "As a matter of fact, everything in the World Trade Center can be explained if you'd like to talk to the people at Popular Mechanics who did a very long extensive study with some of the greatest scientists known to man.  You know, I can put you in touch with them because I had all of these questions and I had them all answered.  So if you'd like me, I could put you in touch with them if you really want to know."  "Oh, really?"  I said yes.  "And who owns Popular Mechanics?"  I said I don't know.  Bye-bye.  There's just no way.  I don't know who owns Popular Mechanics.  I don't know.  Who owns Popular Mechanics?  Is it Time-Warner?

DAN:  It's a corporation.

GLENN:  "It's the Hearst Group."  Okay.  The Hearst Group.  All right.  The Hearst Group."  Actually I think it's Time-Warner.  "Like I said, it's Time-Warner, and they had a subscription of Time magazine.  Where was it found?  On the desk of the CEO of Enron!"  Okay, crazy pants, thank you.  Guy's nuts, out of his mind nuts.

STU:  To me that is a litmus test.  You know what?  They always say you shouldn't have them or whatever.  That is one.  If you believe in 9/11 conspiracy theory, I immediately dismiss you as crazy.

GLENN:  As soon as he left, all the makeup women said, he is crazy.

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STU:  Yeah.

GLENN:  And I said, I don't think I've ever met -- I said, I just met George Clooney, a guy I couldn't disagree with more on, on 90% of the issues.  We found things to talk about and we were pleasant to each other.  I've never in my life had an encounter with anyone like that.  I sat in the makeup chair two days ago with Mario Cuomo.  Governor Cuomo was there.  He never opened his eyes the whole time.  And I'm talking to one of my producers and I'm like, find out about this on the economy and find this out and this out and this out.  I need these answers.  He didn't say anything and I'm like, he's dying inside.  And he stood up and he said, you know, good questions.  Another question you should ask is this, this and this.  I said, Governor, how are you, sir?  He said good.  Said, good to see you.  Left.  We don't have to hate each other.

STU:  Yeah.  Well, I mean, this is the -- you know, this is the problem.  Jesse Ventura, he's obviously crazy.  And I've actually heard him try to explain, you know, his theories.

GLENN:  His craziness?

STU:  Yeah.  It's just like, you know, these things have been explained 100 million times.  It's like the lady we had who was talking.  Who was the guy, the guy who wrote "Them" that was on, Johnson?

GLENN:  Jon Ronson.

STU:  Jon Ronson who was explaining that he had a friend who was in the tube bombing in the U.K. and she was a survivor of this horrible terrorist attack and she goes on the Internet one day and finds that she's being mentioned as a fake person, that she didn't exist, that she's been part of this worldwide conspiracy, that she wasn't really killed, that she never really existed.  Here's a woman, she's alive.  She survived it and she's having to go on and try to convince conspiracy idiots like Jesse Ventura that she actually survived a terrorist attack.  It's crazy.  These people invent their own worlds.  And they just live in it by themselves.

GLENN:  It's really nuts.  But here's why they're growing.  Here's why people like Jesse Ventura and these movements like these nut job 9/11 people.  The reason why they're growing is because the Government hasn't given you any reason to trust them on so many different levels.  On so many topics you don't trust the government.

The number of people serving life sentences now exceeds the entire prison population in 1970, according to newly-released data from the Sentencing Project. The continued growth of life sentences is largely the result of "tough on crime" policies pushed by legislators in the 1990s, including presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Biden has since apologized for backing those types of policies, but it seems he has yet to learn his lesson. Indeed, Biden is backing yet another criminal justice policy with disastrous consequences—mandatory drug treatment for all drug offenders.

Proponents of this policy argue that forced drug treatment will reduce drug usage and recidivism and save lives. But the evidence simply isn't on their side. Mandatory treatment isn't just patently unethical, it's also ineffective—and dangerous.

Many well-meaning people view mandatory treatment as a positive alternative to incarceration. But there's a reason that mandatory treatment is also known as "compulsory confinement." As author Maya Schenwar asks in The Guardian, "If shepherding live human bodies off to prison to isolate and manipulate them without their permission isn't ethical, why is shipping those bodies off to compulsory rehab an acceptable alternative?" Compulsory treatment isn't an alternative to incarceration. It is incarceration.

Compulsory treatment is also arguably a breach of international human rights agreements and ethical standards. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have made it clear that the standards of ethical treatment also apply to the treatment of drug dependence—standards that include the right to autonomy and self-determination. Indeed, according to UNODC, "people who use or are dependent on drugs do not automatically lack the capacity to consent to treatment...consent of the patient should be obtained before any treatment intervention." Forced treatment violates a person's right to be free from non-consensual medical treatment.

It's a useless endeavor, anyway, because studies have shown that it doesn't improve outcomes in reducing drug use and criminal recidivism. A review of nine studies, published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, failed to find sufficient evidence that compulsory drug treatment approaches are effective. The results didn't suggest improved outcomes in reducing drug use among drug-dependent individuals enrolled in compulsory treatment. However, some studies did suggest potential harm.

According to one study, 33% of compulsorily-treated participants were reincarcerated, compared to a mere 5% of the non-treatment sample population. Moreover, rates of post-release illicit drug use were higher among those who received compulsory treatment. Even worse, a 2016 report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found that people who received involuntary treatment were more than twice as likely to die of an opioid-related overdose than those with a history of only voluntary treatment.

These findings echo studies published in medical journals like Addiction and BMJ. A study in Addiction found that involuntary drug treatment was a risk factor for a non-fatal drug overdose. Similarly, a study in BMJ found that patients who successfully completed inpatient detoxification were more likely than other patients to die within a year. The high rate of overdose deaths by people previously involuntarily treated is likely because most people who are taken involuntarily aren't ready to stop using drugs, authors of the Addiction study reported. That makes sense. People who aren't ready to get clean will likely use again when they are released. For them, the only post-treatment difference will be lower tolerance, thanks to forced detoxification and abstinence. Indeed, a loss of tolerance, combined with the lack of a desire to stop using drugs, likely puts compulsorily-treated patients at a higher risk of overdose.

The UNODC agrees. In their words, compulsory treatment is "expensive, not cost-effective, and neither benefits the individual nor the community." So, then, why would we even try?

Biden is right to look for ways to combat addiction and drug crime outside of the criminal justice system. But forced drug treatment for all drug offenders is a flawed, unethical policy, with deadly consequences. If the goal is to help people and reduce harm, then there are plenty of ways to get there. Mandatory treatment isn't one of them.

Lindsay Marie is a policy analyst for the Lone Star Policy Institute, an independent think tank that promotes freedom and prosperity for all Texans. You can follow her on Twitter @LindsayMarieLP.

President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani joined Glenn Beck on Tuesday's radio program discuss the Senate's ongoing investigation into former vice president Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and reveal new bombshell documents he's currently releasing.

Giuliani told Glenn he has evidence of "very, very serious crime at the highest levels of government," that the "corrupt media" is doing everything in their power to discredit.

He also dropped some major, previously unreported news: not only was Hunter Biden under investigation in 2016, when then-Vice President Biden "forced" the firing of Ukraine's prosecutor general Viktor Shokin, but so was the vice president himself.

"Shokin can prove he was investigating Biden and his son. And I now have the prosecutorial documents that show, all during that period of time, not only was Hunter Biden under investigation -- Joe Biden was under investigation," Giuliani explained. "It wasn't just Hunter."

Watch this clip to get a rundown of everything Giuliani has uncovered so far.

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For most Americans, the 1980s was marked by big hair, epic lightsaber battles, and school-skipping Ferris Bueller dancing his way into the hearts of millions.

But for Bernie Sanders — who, by the way, was at that time the oldest-looking 40-year-old in human history — the 1980s was a period of important personal milestones.

Prior to his successful 1980 campaign to become mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Sanders was mostly known around the Green Mountain State as a crazy, wildly idealistic socialist. (Think Karl Marx meets Don Quixote.) But everything started to change for Sanders when he became famous—or, in the eyes of many, notorious—for being "America's socialist mayor."

As mayor, Sanders' radical ideas were finally given the attention he had always craved but couldn't manage to capture. This makes this period of his career particularly interesting to study. Unlike today, the Bernie Sanders of the 1980s wasn't concerned with winning over an entire nation — just the wave of far-left New York City exiles that flooded Vermont in the 1960s and 1970s — and he was much more willing to openly align himself with local and national socialist and communist parties.


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Over the past few weeks, I have been reading news reports of Sanders recorded in the 1980s — because, you know, that's how guys like me spend their Saturday nights — and what I've found is pretty remarkable.

For starters, Sanders had (during the height of the Soviet Union) a very cozy relationship with people who openly advocated for Marxism and communism. He was an elector for the Socialist Workers Party and promoted the party's presidential candidates in 1980 and 1984.

To say the Socialist Workers Party was radical would be a tremendous understatement. It was widely known SWP was a communist organization mostly dedicated to the teachings of Marx and Leon Trotsky, one of the leaders of the Russian Revolution.

Among other radical things I've discovered in interviews Sanders conducted with the SWP's newspaper — appropriately named The Militant (seriously, you can't make this stuff up) — is a statement by Sanders published in June 1981 suggesting that some police departments "are dominated by fascists and Nazis," a comment that is just now being rediscovered for the first time in decades.

In 1980, Sanders lauded the Socialist Workers Party's "continued defense of the Cuban revolution." And later in the 1980s, Sanders reportedly endorsed a collection of speeches by the socialist Sandinistas in Nicaragua, even though there had been widespread media reports of the Sandinistas' many human rights violations prior to Sanders' endorsement, including "restrictions on free movement; torture; denial of due process; lack of freedom of thought, conscience and religion; denial of the right of association and of free labor unions."

Sanders also traveled to Nicaragua and met with socialist President Daniel Ortega. He later called the trip a "profoundly emotional experience."

Sanders also traveled to Nicaragua and met with socialist President Daniel Ortega. He later called the trip a "profoundly emotional experience."

Comrade Bernie's disturbing Marxist past, which is far more extensive than what can be covered in this short article, shouldn't be treated as a mere historical footnote. It clearly illustrates that Sanders' brand of "democratic socialism" is much more than a $15 minimum wage and calls for single-payer health care. It's full of Marxist philosophy, radical revolutionary thinking, anti-police rhetoric, and even support for authoritarian governments.

Millions of Americans have been tricked into thinking Sanders isn't the radical communist the historical record — and even Sanders' own words — clearly show that he is. But the deeper I have dug into Comrade Bernie's past, the more evident it has become that his thinking is much darker and more dangerous and twisted than many of his followers ever imagined.

Tomorrow night, don't miss Glenn Beck's special exposing the radicals who are running Bernie Sanders' campaign. From top to bottom, his campaign is staffed with hard-left extremists who are eager to burn down the system. The threat to our constitution is very real from Bernie's team, and it's unlike anything we've ever seen before in a U.S. election. Join Glenn on Wednesday, at 9 PM Eastern on BlazeTV's YouTube page, and on BlazeTV.com. And just in case you miss it live, the only way to catch all of Glenn's specials on-demand is by subscribing to Blaze TV.

Justin Haskins (Jhaskins@heartland.org) is editorial director of The Heartland Institute and editor-in-chief of StoppingSocialism.com.

Candace Owens, BLEXIT founder and author of the upcoming book, "Blackout," joined Glenn Beck on Friday's GlennTV for an exclusive interview. available only to BlazeTV subscribers.

Candace dropped a few truth-bombs about the progressive movement and what's happening to the Democratic Party. She said people are practically running away from the left due to their incessant push to dig up dirt on anybody who disagrees with their radical ideology. She explained how -- like China and its "social credit score" -- the left is shaping America into its own nightmarish episode of "Black Mirror."

"This game of making sure that everyone is politically correct is a societal atom bomb. There are no survivors. There's no one that is perfect," Candace said. "The idea that humanity can be perfect is Godless. If you accept that there is something greater than us, then you accept that we a flawed. To be human is to be flawed."

Enjoy this clip from the full episode below:

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