80 percent of our stock market fate is in the hands of a learning machine

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Remember that scene in The Terminator when the machine-vs.-human war starts with a giant thermonuclear fireball? Artificial intelligence IS coming, whether we like it or not.

It'll either be terrifying or it'll be AWESOME. Not only do I not know, but the developers don't even know what will happen either. All we know is that there's currently an all-out race to see who is the first to create it.

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But in looking at the possible threats of AI, a catastrophic Terminator-style robot war is only one of them. It's also very Hollywood. In the VERY near future, an algorithm-controlled economic meltdown might ultimately take the place of James Cameron's opening scene of a thermonuclear explosion. It's not as sexy of a plot, and won't draw any action stars, but THIS “rise of the machines" could level our country. It could bring the entire world to its knees. And you could see traces of it yesterday.

The Dow took another hit yesterday, plunging nearly eight hundred points. You know, it's funny when the market takes a beating, if you flip on the news to find out what's going on or you hit the internet, you'll find an unlimited amount of analysts trying to figure out what just happened. One analyst will blame interest rates, the other will blame money supply, one will blame purchase power, and one will blame unicorns playing basketball. It's all over the place.

I feel like something IS coming. We're due for a recession, and when the next crash comes, it's going to be bad. When or how it happens I'm not sure, but it definitely looks and feels bad.

"It can't be reasoned with and it can't be bargained with."

But the artificial intelligence algorithms controlling the markets isn't going off of looks and feels. It's crunching the numbers in a very cold and calculated way. It doesn't get emotional. Like the hero from The Terminator said, “It can't be reasoned with and it can't be bargained with." It's just reacting to what it was programmed to do, AND what it has LEARNED along the way.

AI algorithms now control over 80 percent of the U.S. stock market. EIGHTY PERCENT! The vast majority of trades aren't happening by men and women rapidly giving hand signals on the floor of Wall Street. It's happening completely autonomously inside a computer CPU.

This is what the machines saw yesterday. The algorithms have been programmed to look for certain triggers and then buy or sell accordingly. One thing that they've LEARNED to take action on is when the odds of a potential recession materialize. If something called a “yield curve inversion" happens, the algorithms see the odds of recession go up and they kick the sell off into high gear. That occurred yesterday as short-term interest rates began trading ABOVE long-term interest rates. Two-year and five-year yields INVERTED, which often happens in times of economic weakness or... RECESSION.

The Dow lost 3 percent of it's value, and it all happened based off of a small indicator that artificial intelligence algorithms diagnosed in milliseconds and then began reacting to.

What happens when a much larger event happens? 80 percent of our stock market fate is in the hands of a learning machine. James Cameron should get to work on his next script.

Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

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