I did it for the good of the company.

The Fatty Five Challenge approaches its last month, and panic is setting in.   Losing 8% of our weight in three months is all we asked…and apparently more than we can handle…so far.  Get previous updates here, here, here, here, here and here.

Stu “Bad week for the Markdown.com launch” Burguiere

Week  -0.15%

Total   -5.87%

So, I was basically even this week....mainly because of business purposes, because I was forced to sample chocolate from Markdown.com’s new deal for half priced chocolate from America’s best small chocolatiers.  Because of business purposes, I tell ya!  After buying my two certificates I started perusing the site for ridiculous ways to spend my cash.  Look at just a bit of what I found, starting with the one that I have absolutely no power in resisting.  I hope I can hold off ordering until after July 1st

9 Piece Red Velvet Cake Truffle Pack

Moist and tender, this sweet sensation with Southern

roots is sure to become one of your favorites. Deep

mahogany red cake is filled with just a bit of white

cream cheese buttercream icing. It is then rolled into

balls and hand-dipped in white chocolate decorated

with more white chocolate. Pretty and sweet, yet

sinful and rich.

Raspberry Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Imagine, our rich, dense, and profoundly chocolate

brownies, iced with a thick layer of jazzy raspberry

buttercream, and then glazed with a sumptuous

layer of bittersweet chocolate!

Gourmet Chocolate Turtle Pizza

A 7 inch pizza with a solid milk chocolate crust.

Topped with our special chocolate fudge filling, loads

of caramel, covered in pecans, and drizzled with

white, milk, and dark chocolates.

7 Inch Chocolate Downpour Cake

The very definition of death by chocolate, this cake

consists of three layers of rich chocolate cake filled

with chocolate ganache and buttercream combined.

To top off the cake, chocolate is poured over the top

and sides to take your taste buds over the edge with

a chocolate rush.

Coconut Bark

Coconut Bark - Tasty Coconuts + Zesty Limes +

Choco Blanco + Some Spanglish = TROPICAL YUM!

"Put the lime in the coconut!" and be prepared

for a tropical YUM-O experience. Creamy white

chocolate blended with coconut, lime zest, sea salt

and some other coconut fun makes this a totally

unexpected savory twist on your taste buds.

Black Forest Brownies

The Black Forest Brownie is filled with cherries,

baked to perfection, and topped with a Belgian

Chocolate Glaze. After trying one of these wonderful

treats you will be saying auf Wiedsehn to all other

brownies.

Cookies And Cream Drenched Popcorn Milk Chocolate

Our delicious new creation, cookie n' cream popcorn.

Fluffy white air popped popcorn hand drizzled with

rich milk chocolate, sprinkled with cookie n' cream

pieces, then drizzled with white chocolate. This is not

your normal snacking popcorn.

12 Assorted Spicy Chocolate Truffles

The three spicy truffles include: Aphrodesia - The

carnal power of chocolate enflamed with spice,

(Chipotle and Cinnamon) but beware we can't be

held responsible for what happens next. Spicy Mama

- A blend of dark chocolate and habanero that will

give you a kick almost around the block. Devil May

Care - For a kick all the way around the block this

combination of six chilis and spices will get the job

done.

What is your line in the sand — the point at which you take a stand and say "no"? Is it an assault on your religion? Your kids and their education? The breakdown of society? The rule of law? Is it impoverishment and the collapse of the economy?

Frighteningly, ALL of them are currently under assault, and we’re being demoralized into submission. We’re being made to look the other way in the face of evil and to accept all of it as just part of the "new normal." We were warned this would happen back in the early 1980s. Now the media and Left try to dismiss any sane objection to depravity as “the new Satanic Panic.”

There is no cabal orchestrating our demise, but IT DID have an origin. There are but a few stages left until it’s all over. On "Glenn TV," Wednesday, Glenn Beck exposes the ultimate Achilles' heel of the entire process. We can stop America’s moral decline, but more Americans need to rise up and find the courage to say "NO FARTHER!" or this will be our new Alamo.

Watch the full episode below:

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A Russian submarine equipped with a “doomsday weapon” — a nuclear bomb that Russia claims can create a "radioactive tsunami" — has apparently vanished from its base in the White Sea, according to reports.

NATO has reportedly warned that the "Belgorod," a massive nuclear submarine, has "gone missing" from a Russian base in the Arctic Circle, and officials are concerned that Russia could be gearing up to test its advanced weapon system known as "Poseidon" or the "weapon of the Apocalypse."

Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, has suddenly been declared combat-ready after years of setbacks, technology issues, and delays.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck detailed just how powerful Russia's "missing" submarine really is and broke down how these "coincidental" current events mirror those that led up to World War II.

"It's really not a good thing ... but the world has gone through things like this before," Glenn said. "In the end, after it's all over, good things can happen. You just gotta get to the other side."

Watch the video clip below to hear more from Glenn. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Did the FBI just get away with the BIGGEST armed robbery in US history?

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

In 2021, an armed group broke into a U.S. Private Vaults store in Beverly Hills and stole $86 million worth of valuables — the largest armed robbery in U.S. history. That "armed group" was the FBI. Now, it appears that the FBI and U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles "misled" the judge who signed the warrant for the seizure and still haven't returned the stolen goods to the 700 customers affected, according to newly disclosed court filings.

The details of the government’s alleged deception have come to light in a class-action lawsuit by U.S. Private Vaults customers who say the raid violated their rights, the Los Angeles Times reported. The FBI and U.S. attorney’s office denied misleading the judge, and a spokesperson claimed the warrants were lawfully executed.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere reviewed some of the shocking story's details and discussed why incidents like this may become more common.

"None of the customers have been charged with any crimes. Not a single customer, out of the 700, not a single customer has been charged with a crime, but they can't get their stuff back," Glenn noted. "And this is going to happen more and more."

"It's incomprehensible that this stuff goes on in the United States of America," Stu said. "If you were to tell me this happened, you know, in Russia, I'd expect it. The fact that the United States government is claiming and just taking stuff from citizens all around the country with no crime, many times without even being charged, let alone ... conviction."

"Listen to this," Glenn continued. "The lawsuit also claims that some of the box holders who came forward to reclaim their seized property were then subjected to another investigation. If you went to the FBI and said, 'I want my stuff back,' the FBI examined their bank accounts, their DMV records, their tax return, and any criminal history checks."

However, box holders who decided to forfeit their property were also suspected of trying to "avoid becoming an FBI target," Glenn noted.

"So, you're guilty if you walk away and you're guilty if you ask," Stu added.

"This is America, gang," Glenn said. "It doesn't seem like it because it's not a constitutional America. But this is the America we now live in, and it is important that you wake up and stand up. ... God's people have got to start standing up, or we'll lose freedom. The world's freedom will be on our heads."

Watch the video clip below to hear more from Glenn. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Glenn Beck: One TERRIFYING thing is clear no matter who caused the Nord Stream pipeline leaks

Photo by Danish Defence/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Evidence strongly suggests that the Nord Stream pipeline leaks were the result of sabotage, and U.S. and European officials have been working to discover who could be behind the explosions that damaged the natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

Was it Russia? Ukraine? Germany? But no matter who carried this out, it has put the entire world in grave danger, because if this is indeed an attack, it means that non-military key infrastructure outside Ukraine is now on the "target menu," warned Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It is so important for you to understand, this is now a non-military key infrastructure that has been destroyed," Glenn explained. "If Russia thinks we did it, they've already said, 'Nukes are now on the table.' That gives us a green light to use nukes," he added.

"This is non-military key infrastructure outside of the borders of Ukraine. To date, as far as we know, combat targets were either in Ukraine, or were military targets hit inside of Russia by Ukrainian Air Force or special forces. But the target menu now includes key civilian infrastructure: electricity, water utilities, energy production. That makes Russia more dangerous than ever. And that would be true no matter who carried out the attack," Glenn stated.

Now, the Russians are saying the Unted States did it, and the U.S. is saying it was Russia. But no matter who carried out the attack, "We are facing a Cuban Missile Crisis," said Glenn.

"This could end up being the biggest story of our lifetime and ... if it isn't played calmly by every side, this could be World War III," he continued. "Russia has already said that this gives them the right to use nuclear weapons as soon as they find out for sure who did it. That would be catastrophic, absolutely catastrophic."

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