Caller: I was lying to my family

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PAT: Let's go back to Michelle in New Jersey who is telling us about her 40 Day 40 Nights Challenge. Okay, Michelle, go ahead.

CALLER: So I'm the terrible mother who lies to her children. When they want ice cream and it's after bedtime, rather than saying no, it's after bedtime, I say we just don't have any, so I don't have to hear the arguments.

STU: Ah, you're a liar of convenience.


PAT: Wow.

CALLER: Exactly. They were all lies of convenience. So I said if I'm going to do this 40 day thing, I've got to cut out all these lies. Oh, boy. So I did. And I got all the arguments that I expected I was going to be getting. My life was miserable for several weeks. However, a couple of weeks ago my daughter came to me. She's 8. And she said she wanted to spend $10 on this book/toy thing and I'm taking a deep breath going, oh, jeez, I should tell her no, it's a big waste of money. And I said, well, all right. Can't lie to her. If you want to spend the money, okay, but you said you wanted to save for an iPod. If you spend $10 on this toy, it will take longer to get the iPod. And she got all mad and she huffed away. She came back to me later that night and said, Mom, I decided I wanted the iPod more; I'm not going to buy the book.

PAT: Wow.

CALLER: And it hit me a couple of days after that that she was self regulating. And all those lies of convenience I told her just to avoid the arguments deprived her of the lessons on how and why we make decisions and how to govern ourselves so those little lies that I thought didn't matter, they really mattered.

STU: That's a great point.

PAT: Wow, what a great point. What a great that is really insightful, Michelle. I mean, that's you know, and you can apply that to so many things that we do with our kids like something else we've talked about on a regular basis, participation trophies.

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PAT: That's another lie to your kids that does them harm in the long run that we think is soothing their feelings in the short term. You're exactly right. What a great point. So things are better now and they I mean, is your are the kids adjusting to this, to this new reality?

CALLER: They still argue with me when they don't get what they want.

PAT: Yeah.

CALLER: But at least they say, right, I don't like it but I understand.

PAT: Wow.

CALLER: Great, I don't like it, either, but I'm glad you're understanding.

PAT: That's great.

CALLER: The arguments are less, and they're starting to figure things out more.

PAT: Yeah. Did you have to eliminate

CALLER: I'm doing better than I was doing at 30.

PAT: Did you have to eliminate anything other than, you know, lies to your family like did you, drugs, coke, nose candy, did you have those things going on in your life?

CALLER: Only the Diet Cokes but I

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

STU: That causes Rumsfeld Plague!

PAT: Wow. Are you poisoning your family with that?

CALLER: You know, we're all going to die of something.

PAT: All right. Thanks, Michelle.

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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