Amazon HQ: If two is better than one then certainly three should be even better

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After spending over a year stoking the dreams of cities across the nation, Amazon has finally decided where it will build its second headquarters. Drumroll please… New York City. And also Northern Virginia. Because when you're as giant as Amazon, one second headquarters won't do. You've got to have two. Still, that's better than the alternative in which they have an HQ in every American city and rename the country the United States of Amazon.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio calls this "…the single biggest economic development deal in the history of New York City." The question is, why did Amazon pick New York City? Especially considering that the Cato Institute ranks New York as the worst state in the country for economic freedom. It's been ranked 50th for years, with government regulations to the hilt. Companies make money there in spite of government's efforts to prevent it.

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Calling the other new HQ location "Northern Virginia" is technically correct, but it's really Washington, DC. Amazon boss Jeff Bezos apparently likes DC. He owns a second home there. And he also owns The Washington Post. And Amazon also spent $23 million on lobbying in DC over the past two years. But I'm sure none of that has anything to do with the decision to give an HQ to "Northern Virginia."

Contrary to popular belief, Republicans don't have a monopoly on being in bed with "big business."

Brand new Democratic Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not having it with all this capitalism in New York City. Amazon moving to town smells too much like money, which people might use for living expenses and building a better life. She says Queens residents are "outraged." That's understandable, I mean, most communities would be outraged over the creation of 25,000 new jobs with an average salary of $150,000. That's not an exaggeration, that is the actual average salary that is one of the contingencies of Amazon receiving tax incentives from New York state.

But back to that original question – why the progressive bastions of New York City and Northern Virginia when you already had a perfectly good progressive bastion in Seattle? It all comes back to taxes, and the most progressive bastions have no qualms about raising taxes to pay Amazon to move to their cities, which is exactly what happened. Contrary to popular belief, Republicans don't have a monopoly on being in bed with "big business."

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

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Glenn Beck: THIS is why Biden nominated Merrick Garland as attorney general

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Many will remember President Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as the man Republicans refused to hold a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for back in 2016. So, was Garland's AG nomination just meant to be a slap in the face to Republicans? Glenn Beck thinks there's a lot more to it.

Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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"All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference," said holy anointed billionaire Bill Gates. Green activism has been around for decades. But what used to be wacky has now worked its way into the world's power structure. You must believe the science. You cannot question the science.

The Texas power failure provided America with a disturbing and deadly preview of the Great Reset. But Bill Gates, AOC, and other Democrats say this only proves we need to enforce MORE green policies.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

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Why are we letting criminals out of prison while putting pastors in? Pastor James Coates of Canada's GraceLife Church was recently fined, arrested, and put in maximum security prison for violating lockdown rules.

Rebel News founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to discuss the story. Ezra said he's noticed a trend of government officials "picking on" Christians as "lockdownism" becomes almost a new kind of religion, and warned this might be just the start of more persecution to come.

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