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14 ways to PREPARE for food shortages around the world

Inflation is high in America, but that’s not the only place. Other countries — like Peru, for example — already are experiencing some terrifying consequences from high prices around the world. That — coupled with the war in Ukraine — means we could be facing not only food shortages, but shortages in fuel, fertilizer, aluminum, and neon as well. So, what can we do NOW to prepare? Glenn lists 14 WAYS to prepare for food shortages, inflation, and unpredictability TODAY.

Watch Glenn's entire Wednesday Night Special on this topic here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_fSrWmHo5M

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GLENN: So we have inflation. We all know that we have inflation. And it's not just here in America. Inflation many Peru, is getting so bad now, the proven authorities, have -- have been in a scuffle in the streets. Six people were reported dead. Then the president came out, put a state of emergency out. Placed the capital under curfew.

The next morning, he had to backtrack, and withdrew the curfew. Because nobody listened to that curfew. His -- I love this statement. You're going to love this, Stu. His statement to the press is, Peru is not really going through a good moment. Suboptimal.

STU: Suboptimal. Yes.

GLENN: Suboptimal. Now 11 people are Ted. It's because of high gas prices. High food prices. Everything is hitting the economy. Their inflation now is 9.5 percent. Almost 10 percent, is what they're dealing with. We're at 7.5. But that's on me at 7.5. But that's because you calculated it the way we did when we had inflation like this last time during the 1970s and '80s. We would be about at 15 percent inflation. That's the real number, that you're feeling right now. Not this 7.9 or 7.5 percent.

STU: Which is still really bad.

GLENN: Still bad. Still really bad. So they're trying to blame the rise of gas prices on the Ukrainian war. And that is contributing. But prices were already on the rise, before invasion began. And that's because we're flooding the U.S. dollar, all across the world. I mean, Noah, build a freaking ark. The money wave is coming. In Germany, if you went to the grocery store on Sunday, this just a few days ago, you bought groceries. If you forgot something, you really regretted it. If you went to the grocery store, on Monday. Because Monday, food prices went up between 20 and 50 percent on every item. They're freaking out, just a little bit.

Now, farmers and ranchers have been ringing this bell for a while. But the federal government is not doing anything. About the real crisis, that is happening with the farms and the ranches. Why? ESG. They're going to cripple them. But in the meantime, if you look at the food commodity price index, it's up with vegetable oil. Cereals. Dairy, meat, sugar. Way above normal. And rising. A large chunk of the wheat production, comes from Ukraine and Russia. Bizarrely, not us anymore. I don't know when that changed. But it's shameful. Shameful what we have done. Not only is the wheat production now closing down in Ukraine and Russia. But also fertilizer. Just from inflation and the Ukrainian war, we are now looking at shortages, coming in food, fuel, fertilizer, aluminum, and neon. Yes? No more -- no more heat signs. Can't make them. Can't make them. Actually, neon is -- is used to make silicon chips. We use them for high-tech.

STU: Oh, no issue with that. No chip shortage whatsoever.

GLENN: Yeah. Now, aluminum affects the price of all your canned goods. China is locking back down again. Due to another wave of covid. And it was as serious as it was the last time, when everything stopped coming from China.

We don't have any idea how bad this is going to get. We are now -- listen to this. We are now the largest food importer, in the world. We import more food, than anyone else. China has more than double our population. Yet, we double the amount of food, that we import.

STU: And for, what? Almost four times our population.

GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. But we import double than they do. That should tell you, how out of control this country is. How we have just paid attention to all of the wrong things. We aren't making our own medicines anymore. We're not making anything. If the world -- nobody is really talking about this. If the world does go bipolar, we now have a unipolar world. The United States and the West pretty much runs everything. You go bipolar, like we did with the Cold War, all of that fuel, that comes from the Soviet Union, all of the medicine and chips, and everything else, that comes from China. Gone. What does that mean for us? So here's what it means to me. Prepare. And I want to go through some things, with you. On how to prepare your family. Now, I know that Bloomberg has said, ride the bus. Or my favorite was, eat beans. I love that one.

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: I mean, at least Marie Antoinette said, cake. You know what I mean?

STU: He is riding the bus to Bermuda?

GLENN: Yeah. He is. Yeah, he is. He has a house down there. So let me give you a few things that I came up with, and also Carol Roth, who is going to be on the program tomorrow. Also came up with. And she's been working with people online, saying, okay. What are you doing? We have to think like our grandparents, if your grandparents survived the Great Depression. Inflation means your -- your dollar. It's not the price of the goods that is going up. This is so important to understand. And you can learn about it in the Tuttle Twins books. It means that your dollar is worth less.

The products aren't worth more. Your dollar is -- has buying power that has been lessened. Okay? So when -- when the prices increase, what you can buy decreases in volume. Okay? For item that see are going to go up in price. And this is an article, by Carol Roth, at TheBlaze.com. You try to lock in the prices today. This is something I've been saying, if you need something, buy two. Store the other one, and don't use it. Don't use it.

This way, you're not paying the higher price in the future. You're saving money, by buying two of everything right now. Also, you might want to talk to goods and services providers, to see if they can give you a discount on any bulk purchase, or paying in full today. Just make sure that the goods aren't perishable, or that you know how to properly store them. For any ongoing services, you prebuy. Make sure they're from companies you believe will still be in business, when you need to use them. She said Twitter followers responded that they are cutting out grocery stores, and going straight to the farmers. This is a fantastic idea. Some are finding friends and families to split a cow for meat, freezing as much as they can, to secure better pricing. Others with the ability to care for them. Are getting chickens for eggs. Et cetera. Many individuals are planting or canning Venezuela, dealing directly with local farmers, via the farmer's market. Or contacting them directly. And this is helping keep important food prices down. I can't recommend highly enough, that you either plant your own food. If you're a farmer, plant your food. If you have space for a garden, plant your own food. You can't do any of those things. Go meet the farmers. And talk to them directly. Because they need your support. And you need their food. The other thing is, get into a farmer's market. And if you don't have a farmer's market, start one. We need farmer's markets in all of our towns. You've got to think locally. One of the Twitter followers, with Carol said, in December, I established a local liberty urban homestead market. It's a group on Facebook. The goal is to set aside some space we have, in our urban and suburban homes, to grow or raise something, to exchange with others. Completely voluntary. Tee centralized. And pier to pier. This is really a great idea. Anything that you can do, that is voluntary. Decentralized. And peer-to-peer is great. Bartering is peer-to-peer. And it is always used in tough economic times. Goods. Food products. All of it can be bartered. If you have a skill, like you need somebody to tell you a story. I'm there. I'm there. You know what I mean? I've got skills that are -- oh. So valuable, in things like the great depression. Yeah. I can -- I can sit and talk. Or not talk.

I could tell stories.

STU: I don't know that you're capable of not talking. I think there's just talking.

GLENN: All right. Well, I can work on the rest of that. I've got no skills. You and I both, we're dead.

STU: Oh, toast.

GLENN: We starve to death. I got no skills.

STU: We provide finely marbled meat to farmers.

GLENN: That's exactly right. If you go the barter route, make sure you're very clear of the expectations of both parties. Having something written down helps avoid problems in the future.

Also, note that barter transactions are taxable. Make sure you keep track of the bartering, and speak with your accountant for guidance on how to account for all of this and the tax implications. You have to do that. If you want to -- this brings me to the next thing, that I think is one of the toughest. Location, location, location. Live near like-minded people. Lots of them. Texas. Florida. Mountains. Any place. The Amish. Any place -- I mean, you would have to wear black. But you can blend in. But I can't use the blender or the TV or the radio? What? Just put on a black dress. You're fine. I mean, even if you're a man, you will be fine. They are so woke. Any place where God plays a role. Because you are going to need to be around like-minded people, who believe in a higher power. For good. That's kind of important. If you can't move, fine. Most people can't. If you can't move, create a network of people. Find a network, and create it. Start your 9/12 Project. To get whatever it is. But find a network of people, around you. That you can contact, and you can work together. Don't be alone.

By the way, when this hits, where you are, is where you will be. I am convinced of that. I could be wrong. But I don't see people buying a lot of gas for trucks and things going across the country. When it happens, that's where you will be. Make sure you think about that, right now. Moving is a serious consideration. It is so tough. I've got kids in school. You've had maybe kids in school. Family. You've built a life. It's really tough. But at least consider it, if you are alone, in the area.

I'm going to take a quick break, then I'm going to come back, and talk to you a little bit about money. Electronics. Your school, and your life at home, and life at work, coming up in just a second. First, let me tell you about the Tuttle Twins. You know, I just mentioned that inflation is a big part of our life. Inflation is so important, to understand. And if you don't understand, what inflation is, how it works, who is responsible, how to get out of inflation. We're in real trouble. The Tuttle Twins books. I've told you about for a while.

They are for your kids. And they help your kids learn really important principles. This one is the creature from Jekyll island. I'm bringing this one up. This one is from a series, but you can buy this book. Actually, I've asked them to give it away for free. I think this is so important. Every household should have this. Even if you think you can explain it. Even if you think you know what the fed is, how it works. What inflation is. Get this book, and pass it on to somebody. Because it's really easy to understand it. It's the Tuttle Twins and the creature from Jekyll island. Vital. So vital, that I have asked them to give it for free. All you pay for is shipping. So go to TuttleTwinsBeck.com while the supplies last. Get your free copy from the Tuttle Twins. The Creature from Jekyll island. TuttleTwinsBeck.com. Ten-second station ID.

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GLENN: Just trying to go down a list of things to be prepared for. This list at GlennBeck.com. We also have to take the preparedness test. I would love to take that with you. See how different we are. That's at GlennBeck.com. How prepared are you.

STU: I don't know if I would be embarrassed by that. Because my outcome would be terrible compared to yours. But that's always been the case. Of all situations. So far, it's worked out okay.

GLENN: Worked out okay. Keep going. Soy sauce. Duck sauce. You're fine. You're fine.

STU: Right. That's all the food groups.

GLENN: That's right.

STU: Soy sauce is one food group. Duck sauce is the other.

GLENN: It's meat and vegetables. That's what it is. What else to a need? You have soy. It's a vegetable.

STU: It's pretty much a vegetable. Duck sauce is not made from duck. But we can count it.

GLENN: I think it is. All right. So let me go with money. The money that you have right now, you are going to lose. Let's put $1,000 in your bank account. You will lose 10 percent of that, every year. Just leaving it in the bank account. 10 percent of that, every year. For the next ten years.

So what does that leave you with, at the end?

STU: That's not good. I'll tell you that.

GLENN: It's not good. It's not good. And that's not coming from me. That's coming from Barack Obama's Treasury secretary. He said that a couple of weeks ago. And he said, that's baked in. That's bare minimum. Bare minimum.

So your money is going to be worth less and less, until it's worthless. And then they will change over in the currency. So what do you have as a storehouse, to be able to keep your money valued at something?

What can you buy that will forever hold its value? Well, that's where gold and silver come in. Some people will say bitcoin. That's risky. I mean, but everything is. But gold and silver, I know, and silver can be used for bartering. Gold can be used for bartering. It's -- it's good that way. And it's Biblical. I mean, it's been there forever. When the world goes insane, and governments go insane. They devalue their money. And everybody returns to gold. So gold.

But also, food has great value. Cigarettes have some value. Liquor. I mean, let me just tell you. As an alcoholic, I would have -- I would have -- I would have -- you know, you have a problem with your neighbor. I would have eaten them, if I had to. If you had alcohol, and I had none.

So -- but I'm not saying play off the desperate alcoholics. But I am saying --

STU: That seems what you're saying.

GLENN: Well, it's not that I'm not saying that. But I am saying that it is also medicinal. It is something --

STU: Ah. I like that -- that's an alcoholic talking right there. Oh, it's medicinal.

GLENN: If anybody watch 1883 -- if you saw what they had to do in 1883, I better have a lot of alcohol on my hands. So, anyway, alcohol. Cigarettes. Sugar. Ammunition. Guns. Seeds. Those are all very, very important. Skills are really important. I mean, can you fix an engine? I can't. I can't fix a new engine. No. I don't know anybody that can fix a new engine. But I can't even fix an old engine. Which brings me via a truck or vehicle in 1979. Something you can learn to fix yourself.

Try to have at least two weeks, if you can. Thirty days of cash on hand. So, in other words, whatever you spend, if you can, have it, I think for a couple of weeks. If you can. It's a lot of money. But try to have whatever it is that you would spend, minimal, that way, if there is a banking crisis, which this will go into a bank shutdown. Like it did in the 1930s. They will do that. And you're going to need to have something on hand. Otherwise, you're like. But George! All my money is in the savings and loan. You're going to need to have some cash. More in just a minute.

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No, it's not. Not good.

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STU: All the details on how to prepare were on the show last night. Don't miss it. BlazeTV.com/Glenn. The promo code is the Alamo.

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GLENN: This is the Glenn Beck Program. I'm going through some things I went through last night on the Wednesday night special. About what is coming, and how to prepare. It's not to freak anybody out. Well, let me just tell you this. This might freak you out. We all survive, okay? Most of us. We survive. Make it through this. It's going to be bumpy and rough. But we've done it before. Humans have done this before. We are very -- literally and figuratively, out of shape. We don't understand -- don't waste. We don't understand reuse. Repair. We don't get that. We are a very disposable group of people. The head of BlackRock came out, what was it? Last week, and said, you know, this is a generation of people who just want everything now. And they've never had to deal with real need. And they've got a real eye-opening experience. Oh, well, thank you Mr. BlackRock. But we do. We all do. All of us. And I can't tell you -- hmm. You know what's weird? I do this show for everybody. But I know there are people that listen to this show differently. Have ears that hear and eyes that see. And so I hope you're in that category. But if you are, and I take this medicine myself, believe me. We have to be in shape. We have to have our bodies in shape. It's going to be harder for medicine. And everything else. There will be shortages of things. So we just need to be as healthy as we can be. Eat the right things. And be as -- and do that mind, body, and spirit. It's critical. And sometime in the future, I'll explain why. But start on that now. Buy a house. Buy property. Don't overspend. Don't get crazy. But don't be afraid of the future. Don't be afraid of the future. You have to move on -- everything I'm doing right now, has a double purpose. If it doesn't serve now and through a storm, I don't do it. I've changed a lot here recently. I feel strongly, that the seasons have changed. And -- and with it, I am shockingly, to myself changing as well.

STU: Because you've talked about the Case-Shiller Index. And how it is right now. This is a very overheated housing market. Right now, is it the time to buy?

GLENN: I guess -- I don't want to give anybody financial advice. What I'm trying to say, I guess. Is don't -- don't spend your days, worrying about tomorrow. Do the next right thing. Okay? Understand that what's coming tomorrow, is unlike anything we've witnessed in our lifetime. Unless you lived through the Great Depression. We have not witnessed anything like this before. And so you've got to think out of the box. That's why our grandparents were so afraid. Because they didn't think that kind of stuff could happen. And then it happened. And they were pretty prepared for things. Because they lived, you know, on farms. They canned and everything else. So they weathered that storm. But it freaked them out, so much. That all the way until my who can't understand parents died, they were still saving every scrap. Every can. Every -- wrapping paper. They always saved all of. And they used to say, you don't know how fast it can come. Well, we don't. We don't even think it can come. So stop all excess spending. Stop spending on stupid stuff. And when you do buy things, buy quality. You've got to teach your kids, and maybe yourself, don't buy things with holes in it, okay? Because you'll earn those holes. Those clothes will have holes in it eventually. Measure twice, cut once. Consider fuel efficient trucks and SUVs. If you can find them. Make -- get off electronics as much as you can. Make paper copies of all of your paper documents. Know where the deeds are to anything that you own. Learn to use a map. Teach your kids on how to use a map and then have maps. When it comes to business. If you are -- somebody else's employee, be the one employee, that no one can fire. Be the Swiss army knife. Whatever needs to be done, do it. Don't wait for anybody to ask. You see something, do it. Be the American worker, that we used to be. If you are in business for yourself, be the product or the service, that no one can cancel. Stay in business, just preserve. Preserve, preserve. Honesty, integrity, and charity. Needs -- it's paramount in business. And really, in life. No one is going to know who to trust, in -- unless you have engaged in honesty, if you have integrity, and you are known as a charitable, kind, helpful person. You're -- you're not going to help anybody. Because nobody is going to listen to anybody. You need to be known as a source of good and light. This is a conversation we're having with my kids right now. I'm not sending you to school. You want to go to school. Fine. You pay for it. But I'm not paying for your destruction. Also, I don't think everybody needs to have those -- the higher education. I'm not enamored by Yale or Harvard or Columbia. I don't really care. I don't really care. Did you learn what you needed to learn. Now, I mean if you're a doctor, meaning, an actual hands in someone's chest doctor, yeah. I want you to go to the best schools. But there is something to be said for trade schools as well. My son wants to eventually build his own car. Good. You should start with knowing how to change a spark plug. And mechanics, and people who can fix things. They are going to be wanted and needed. Forget all of this crap, that that's beneath my son. No, it's not. Teach your kids, college is not a given. Educate yourself at all times. Always be reading and have hard copies of important books. Learn old or lost practices. Mending. Canning. Farming. Fixing an engine. Serve and share in your life. This one has taken on new meaning to me, recently. I understand this now more deeply than I ever have.

I am -- I'm -- I'm a guy who, I like to collect stuff. I mean, you watch the show last night. I showed you the missile collection, that I have, from Russia. Russian missiles, that they're actually using now, on the Ukrainians. I have a bunch of them. And I have a bunch of stuff, that the Ukrainians were using to fight the Russians, just to be able to tell the story, visually. I love collecting stuff.

Yeah. Every dollar I make, and I would encourage you to think this way. Every dollar you now make, needs to be viewed as sacred money. What can I do, to help build up -- straight with you. Remember when I said, Stu. When I started talking like this, you'll know. I think -- I think I'm there. You need to think about your money as building up the kingdom of God. You need to start preparing the way. And -- and don't spend money, on stupid stuff. Because we -- we're going to need each other. Teach your children, the things that matter. Forget about running them to soccer practice, if you're not teaching them values and principles. Teach those things first. Do less -- do with less now. It will help your family take the shock a lot better. Read the Bible. Plan. Pray. Listen. Obey.

Have a gun. Know how to shoot it. Have ammunition. Understand that anger is a part of your life. This is so important. Anger will be a part of life. But never feed it. Be honorable in all of your dealings. Especially when nobody is going to know. Be honorable at all times. And be optimistic and happy. Because life does go on. Life is going to get really good. Should we choose? Life is going to get really good. It's going to suck on the way there. But it is going to get good. Make plans for the future. Get married. Have children. Don't listen to people who say, you're going to bring them up in a world like this? Yeah. Because they were -- they were meant to be born at this time. I'm telling you now, our children -- our children are important. And they were born for this time. And they will be able to help heal and rebuild. They are critical. Don't buy into the lie.

If you want more, there's a much more on the website, at GlennBeck.com. There's a much more on the website at GlennBeck.com. There's a how prepared are you? Stu and I will take that together here in a minute. How prepared are you, for whatever is coming? And will you be able to be a leader. You can find that at GlennBeck.com. Also, all these things there at GlennBeck.com. You can watch last night's special, Hunger Games. Not like we're going to be in games killing each other. Just, we have hunger. So what are we going to do? How are we going to do it? Be a leader. Take control of your life. Do not be at the mercy of others. You can find that show, at BlazeTV.com/Glenn. If you haven't joined us yet, we plan on being the Alamo. The very last outpost of truth. There is nothing that will stop us. You know, until they just come crawling over the walls, like they did in the Alamo. But we will be standing. Join us. We can't do it without your support. Join us now. At BlazeTV.com/Glenn. Use the promo code, the Alamo. No space. And save 20 bucks off your subscription now. BlazeTV.com/Glenn. Promo code the Alamo.

Congress Fights Over EYELASHES While Our Economy is in Shambles?!
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Congress Fights Over EYELASHES While Our Economy is in Shambles?!

A House of Representatives committee hearing delved into chaos after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene mocked Rep. Jasmine Crockett's "fake eyelashes." And it didn't take long for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to join in. When Glenn first saw the footage, he immediately thought, we've seen this kind of dysfunction before. Was this a weird 2024 version of the 1856 caning of Charles Sumner, which was a prelude to the Civil War? Or, at the very least, is this a sign of Congress' real priorities? While the country is facing a massive wave of inflation, Congress is arguing over ... eyelashes?!

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EVIDENCE That YouTube is "SILENCING" Glenn's Channel Ahead of the 2024 Election
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EVIDENCE That YouTube is "SILENCING" Glenn's Channel Ahead of the 2024 Election

Is YouTube throttling Glenn's channel ahead of the 2024 election? Glenn and his team have reason to believe so. Glenn reviews the latest data, which reveals a disturbing trend that, if it continues, would all but destroy Glenn's channel by the election. "We are being silenced," Glenn says, "and it's not just us. It is EVERYBODY who has a different opinion from this administration." But Glenn also reveals what you can do to push back.

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GLENN: Hello, America. I want to talk to you a little bit about the coming election, and the kind of information you're going to be able to access. Things are changing. And they're changing rapidly. And you will never notice it, because that's the way things are done now.

But there is a massive campaign on, that I believe our government is absolutely involved in.

But not only the government, social media.

My social media page, just on YouTube. I don't know. 1.62000000 people, I don't remember what it is.

Followers. And to show you what's going on. Just, I think three months ago, I got 95 million impressions every month. 65 million views.

Something like that. That was three months ago. Now we have about 60 million impressions and 12 million views.

This month, we are trending to be half of that again. There is nothing that we've done differently. Now, unless America is just bored to snot with me. Which I completely accept.

That is a real possibility.

We are being silenced. And it's not just us.

It is everybody who has a different opinion from this administration.

And we are being silenced and squelched. By the time we get to the end of the summer. Which is where the campaigns are going to be heating up.

You're not. If you were a subscriber of mine on YouTube.

You're never going to see me. You will have to search me out, to find any of my clips.

This is, again, electioneering.

This is nothing more than part of a -- what I believe to be an effort, to steal an election.

And it is gravely disturbing.

This is the time I built TheBlaze for. Back in 2010.

I was sitting in the office. And I remember talking to Stu and Pat and saying, we have to get out of here. This place will burn itself to the ground.

And we all knew that. We all knew the media would burn itself to the ground.

Wouldn't you agree? We all looked at it, at the time.

But when I said, we have to go online.

That was stupid. That was stupid. Nobody was doing it, at the time. I mean, there were people, Adam Curry was doing things.

But there was nobody that was really a success at it, at that point.

And nobody was doing a live network. It was only Major League Baseball.

And I took all of the -- you know, I took all of my children's college funds. And everything else that I had made. And I dumped it into TheBlaze.

And I nearly lost it all. Because we were way, way ahead.

But luckily, we had some very dedicated people.

I meet them all the time.

I've been a member since the very first day of TheBlaze. And I can't tell you how much I appreciate that. We have grown a great deal.

But we don't have the social media pushout.

They are they're doing this to TheBlaze. They're doing this to The Daily Wire.

They're doing this to everybody. So you will see less and less from us, and our opinions.

And it's really a very dangerous thing. Because we are now entering a very dangerous time.

I'm going to be real honest we, too.

I see a time, that I'm not going to be able to talk to you about what's really going on.

If you don't know by then, I probably won't know.

But we're going to have to stay in contact, some way or another. So I have been working on several programs, that we are going to try. And tonight, is -- is a program, based on history.

It's a pilot. And I want you to watch it. And see if it is something, that you would -- you would watch. Again, it's a pilot. It will change a bit.

This one is tonight. All on history.

And we have this amazing. We probably have -- gosh, I don't even know. Eighty. 90 million dollars' worth of documents. And everything else. In a vault.

And we will start telling those stories, if this is something that you would like. And this is kind of a backup show. So we can stay in touch. And I'm not talking politics. I'm just telling you the truth of history.

And tonight is -- is the first one, it's based around one of the most stressful auctions of my life. There was one artifact, and there was just one. And it was so important. It changed the world.

And I talked to my wife about it. And she said, are you out of your mind?

And I said, well, but there's only one. And look how important it is. Change the world, et cetera.

So she gave me a budget. And she was like, there's no way I will win this thing.

It was a test model version. They made four. Sputniks. The last one they made, burned up in space.

But this was the Sputnik, we believe this was the one that was testing the tones, that went out.

It now hangs from the roof, a copy of it, hangs from the roof of my office. The other one is in the vault.

But I couldn't believe that we won. And I was on cloud nine, knowing that our museum now had something that nobody else had, except the air and space museum in Moscow, and the air and space museum in Washington, DC.

And it is what caused the space race, it was the first satellite. It was the first thing that went up. All of our telecommunications now come from that.

Then, in fact, let me play this a little bit of a clip of tonight's show. Do you have that clip, where --

I collected so many artifacts over the years that we're now able to open an entire museum. So when I heard that that was coming up for sale. One of the Soviet Union Sputnik satellites that is responsible for everything in space, it was coming to auction.

I had to win it.

VOICE: 40,000. Forty. 150. 160,000. Three. We'll go a little higher. Can you get into three? 300 now. 320? Thee hundred 20 thousands? Anybody else beyond that? 300,000.

You are -- my friends. $300,000.
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GLENN: I won, Sputnik was ours.

But then I got a call into a meeting with historians at our museum. They didn't want to tell me any specifics about the meeting beforehand, which is never a good sign.

This thing is such an amazing -- what was -- what was Epstein's assistant's name?

STU: Ghislaine Maxwell?

GLENN: Okay. Do you remember the movie Tetris?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: The big guy from England in that is Maxwell. Okay. Her dad. But her brother is also in that movie, and he was the -- you know, the loser that was trying to go, you know, get Tetris for his father.

Well, he's actually involved in this story. And I don't know if this made the final cut. He plays a very small role. But he was involved. We weren't sure if this was even real.

And we couldn't -- we couldn't tell. We had a tip-off. Because we looked at the other Sputniks. And they were slightly different.

And the difference was -- was something that you would never. If you're going to fake one. You would never fake it like that.

Because it became obvious.

But there were some things that just kept falling apart, on us.

Did I buy a fake Sputnik?

Tonight, you'll find out, is it a fake Sputnik, or not?

And you'll learn all about Sputnik and the space race, we take you back to what this really meant.

It's great for the whole family.

It happens tonight.

This is a -- this is a -- just a pilot that we did.

I don't even know. About a year or so ago. And we've been holding it. We want to take you through the entire museum.

And teach you history, through the objects in the museum.

So watch it tonight with your family. Let us know what you think. And you can watch my special tonight on BlazeTV.com. It's 9:00 p.m. Eastern.

If you haven't subscribed yet to TheBlaze TV, and you try to watch my show on YouTube, we've noticed -- we don't know if it's the algorithm or what. But nobody is now watching at 9:30. So we're testing something else.

We will post it there tomorrow, at an earlier time, 6:00 p.m. Eastern. To see if it's being silenced. Or you're just not watching anymore. We don't know what's going on with our YouTube channel.

We suspect. But we don't know.

So tomorrow, at 6:00 p.m. on YouTube. But tonight, the premiere on Blaze TV.com.

STU: Now, for from a work flow perspective, was there any consideration given to the idea of maybe meeting with the historians before you spend $300,000 on the item?

GLENN: We did.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: And we do that.

We check everything out.

But there was one thing that we just -- we must notice.

And it was -- I mean, this journey is crazy. We -- we have the -- one of the head guys of NASA. We have probably the biggest space artifact guy. I think we flew him in from California or Washington.

He came in. They disagreed at first. I mean, wait until you see the ending.

I mean, it's -- it's an amazing ride.

PAT: Did you save your receipts? That's what I wanted -- I mean, did you take it back up to the counter, and say, yeah. This Sputnik, it didn't work out for me. You want to have your receipt in hand. So I hope you did.

STU: Or at least the credit card I bought it on.

GLENN: Hey, Amex, somebody put a Sputnik on my card.

PAT: It wasn't me. Why would I buy a Sputnik. It doesn't even fly anymore.

STU: So is this something that you're thinking about long-term, doing more of these types of things. Because we have so much great stuff over at the museum. At least, my understanding is we know all the rest of the stuff is real. But, I mean, it seems like you do a lot of this stuff.

GLENN: Yeah. We actually. We're going through. Because of Sputnik, we're going through absolutely everything. And we found a couple of things that were questionable. We haven't found any fakes. We found some things that the story is not quite right on.

We've got three people, that's all they do. And they're going through the entire museum.

And the documentation now on all of our artifacts is amazing.

And we're learning so many -- just incredible stories. That include people that you would just never think. You know, I've said this before. I honestly don't think we would have won World War II, if it wasn't for Ian Fleming, the guy who wrote James Bond. We have three specific artifacts from him. That tell a story, that is -- that nobody knows.

And he's -- it's just incredible. Some people might know Operation Mincemeat. But they don't know how he affected the war all the way along. He played a quiet role, and nobody knew it, at the time. But we have a lot of stuff that we're excited to show you. So this is a show that we will -- we will take you through all of the -- I mean, if you watch it and you like it. We'll take it through all the museum. And teach history through the artifacts, that -- that are or are not real

Why New Google & ChatGPT AI Updates Are CONCERNING
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Why New Google & ChatGPT AI Updates Are CONCERNING

We are living in the future and don't even realize it. From the robots now making deliveries on the streets of Los Angeles to the newest update to ChatGPT, A.I. technology is advancing fast. Glenn, Pat, and Stu review the latest A.I. advancements, including the newest features that Google has added to Google Search. But by prioritizing A.I. responses over usual search results, Glenn warns that Google is entering uncharted territory. Will features like this make swaying public opinion that much easier?

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GLENN: Stu, you were talking, before we went on the air. You were on Los Angeles last weekend.

STU: Yeah. And noticed something interesting while I was out there.

Most of the city is on fire -- did you guys notice?

No. It was in an area. A nicer area of Los Angeles. Los Angeles is such a bizarre city, because you're just on these like surface streets for hours. And the city is so large and so impossible to get around, that it's -- it's like, I don't know how it's a functioning economy.

And I know that obviously Gavin Newsom is doing everything he can to make sure it isn't a functioning economy.

One thing I noticed. This is notable. These things happened, and we go on and don't address them.

There seemingly are autonomous robots delivering things all over the city.

Are people aware of this. Do I just not go to Los Angeles enough?

GLENN: What do you mean?

STU: Like, there are robots.

Robot vehicles that look like you could have put them in a Star Wars, not CP3O. But one of the droids that just make the R2-D2 voices, that don't have much personality. They're just little carts with wheels that you see floating, going around in Star Wars. They're just driving around the city by themselves, crossing traffic and delivering things to people. Like it's normal.

PAT: Really? I didn't know that. Really?

STU: I swear, I got the video. I should get the video for you to see.

PAT: You need to send that in.

STU: It's bizarre. And I had no idea it was going on. At one point I was standing next to them. And it said, don't walk. It had a name on the side, it was Jules, was its name.

And it just crossed the street. It didn't know it was a no-walk zone. And it just crosses the street. And it goes exactly where it's supposed to. It goes up a little ramp where you would normally take a wheelchair, and then it just bolts down the sidewalk by itself. Going to a delivery. And like, these things are now happening at such a rate, that it doesn't even seem to be noticed.

GLENN: I hate to besmirch the good people of Philadelphia. But I think that it was in Philadelphia. Because they've been introduced in a few cities. And one of the cities, they're just beating the crap out of them and stealing the stuff.

STU: Yes. I did think, I couldn't believe this thing lasted in Los Angeles for more than five minutes without getting stolen.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: I mean, I guess it probably certainly has GPS devices on it. And antitheft devices. But still, so do cars. And those get taken all the time in LA with people in them. So I don't know how they're surviving. I thought they're incredible.

And it's not the only thing going on. We also had a major announcement from the ChatGPT people.

And they announced a new version of this of ChatGPT. Again, I guess we're used to this. It's been a year. And all of a sudden, we're now used to the fact that some stupid app can write haikus for you on demand or whatever we think this thing does.

GLENN: I know there's such a demand for haikus.

STU: Huge haiku demand. I will say, we used to do a bit, where we used to have a character that wrote haikus. And, God, I wish it was around back in the day. Remember Brittany and her haikus?

GLENN: Oh, that's right. Brittany.

STU: I always had to write these stupid haikus, it was the bane of my existence. Now ChatGPT can get it done in second. But the new version of it is a full-out female personality that you have a conversation with. It's out right now.

It's not a future. Twenty years, you can have this.

It's out right now. And it's to the point, where you can have it do all this -- you can have it write a haiku. But you can also, hey, actually can you put more emphasis on this. Can you put more drama in your voice?

And she would change the voice for a bedtime story for a kid and put more drama in it. And had this. You can cut it off. You can go back and forth, like real conversation.

And then it even has the -- the feature where if you write a math equation, you write it on a piece of paper. You can say, you know, ChatGPT. Check out this. I don't understand how to solve this.

Walk me through it. But don't necessarily give me the answer. Teach me how to do it. Then you hold the camera up to the piece of paper. It sees your writing. Recognizes what the actual equation is. Then turns itself into a teacher. And walks you through how to learn how to solve.

PAT: Oh, wow. That's incredible.

STU: The equation. It's incredible.

PAT: Wow.

STU: And it's available, today. Like right now, today. What does ChatGPT cost for the advanced model? I think it's $20 a month or something.

I think the other one is free. I don't know how much this comes with the free and the advanced. But this is all there right now.

And to the point, I'm watching this. I'm thinking, this is -- this is like, our kids are going to have conversations with these things and think it's totally normal.

GLENN: Do me a favor. Talk to the engineering department.

And get ChatGPT. Pay for the 20 bucks. The upgrade. Whatever. Have it wired into the board.

So people can hear it. Or however it will be able to speak. So people can hear it. Let's use it for a couple of days. And show. Because if you've noticed ChatGPT, if you've ever used it before.

ChatGPT. Because I check in on it every once in a while. And say, hey, tell me about this thing in history. And it's changed since it started.

And I don't mean in skill. I mean in story. It is no longer -- it's got all DEI stuff in it, like crazy now.

STU: There's lots of disclaimers built in it. And there are ways, I guess to kind of get around those. If you ask it a question. It will give you a million disclaimers most of the time. It gets so clunky so fast.

GLENN: No. No. No.

I mean, tell me the story, of, you know, the freeing of, you know -- freedom in America. And it will -- and it will automatically start talking about equity and how important equity is.

And it's -- it's riddled with all of this crap now.

And if you're going -- if it becomes part of your life. Our kids are not going to know the difference.

And who do you talk to?

You don't go to the school board and say, hey. My ChatGPT. Who do you talk to?

STU: It's true. To add one more layer on this, Glenn. Google, as soon as ChatGPT came out with this. Google has obviously, I think it's Gemini, which is competing against ChatGPT. So they had their big announcement over at ChatGPT, and Google comes out the next day. And basically, when we're looking for information. You're preparing the show in the morning, Pat.

Like, you want to find out some fact from history. Some fact from a bill. What do you do? You Google it.

Everyone would do the exact same thing. They would Google it. Google just this week, decided to change that completely.

To the fact that now, when you Google something. Instead of prioritizing search results. Which is their entire multi-billion dollar business. They're one of the biggest companies on earth. They now prioritize AI answers through its Gemini.

So like, now instead of getting the normal links that you can get. You can get those if you click down.

You can get to them eventually. What is prioritized now is just their large language model, going through all the results. And giving you their summary of what they want you to read.

GLENN: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute.

I could Google something right now, and that will happen.

STU: I don't know if you're updated. It is -- there are -- you'll see --

GLENN: I avoid updates. I don't know if I've updated since 1997.

STU: They're also I think rolling this out for certain things.

It's not every search right now. But they started this process. And you search for certain things.

I've seen it pop up before. And it's like the first thing. Which is a summary of Google's Gemini of all the information they think you should know about this.

Of course, the problem of this, that I'm concerned. They can obviously lead you in a direction.

They've been doing this for years. But it has to be more direct. Of course, it will also be better in so many ways.

Because you will see basically what you want to see. Which is a summary of what is in those links.

Of course, I can click on those links.

And we've all become experts of what is on Google. But if it's presented to you, 95 percent of people are just going to take what that result is. And what happens when it's -- you know, who is Glenn Beck?

Oh, he's a racist. A homophobe. Phobe phobe. Whatever their answer is going to be. It's not going to be one that Glenn Beck likes or thinks is fair.

GLENN: Wait.

And, again, the problem is: Everybody -- look, I've been saying this for years.

How do you argue with something that is recognized as smarter than all humans on earth.


How do you argue with it? You can't. And especially when I -- you're able to talk to it, and reason with it. It wins.

If it's telling you that something is racist, something is whatever. You're going to get to a point to where, you can say, wait a minute. Guys, this is really wrong.

And I mean in really important situations. Guys, this is wrong. Really? Are you smarter than Gemini? Are you smarter than ChatGPT? You're smarter than AI?

No. I just think. People will lose. They will lose every time.

You know, I wanted to say this yesterday, when we were talking about the sunspots. I am convinced that -- and this is a horrible, horrible situation.

But I am convinced that a massive solar flare. May actually in the end.

Be God freeing us from the electronic overseer. Because what's going to stop it?

You won't be able to stop it. We're five years away from true slavery, and it won't look like slavery to most people.

They'll think, well, we just got all the information.

GLENN: You won't be able to do things. You won't be able to access and think for yourself. Because AI will solve everything.

And it's all in the programming. It's all being written right now, at the worst time of lies and deceit and distortion.

It's all being programmed. That's its base right now.

STU: Yeah. And if you think about -- because it seems like that's the type of thing an American population would not accept. But look at what happened with the, quote, unquote, experts through COVID and so many other things.

I mean, we see it with the gender stuff all the time. Everybody knows a man is a man, and a woman is a woman. We all know that throughout human history.

All of a sudden, we're getting, well, that's not what gender experts say. It's like, and we're just trusting these people --

GLENN: It's not Fauci.

STU: Right.

GLENN: It's a machine, that you don't know what it is. You don't know how it works.

It's a machine.

STU: Hmm.

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So here's the -- here, I think is the problem that nobody is really talking about. When it comes to AI. And that is the fact that when this -- and you just said it, Stu.

It's answering you, like a regular human being.

STU: Yeah. I mean, it is -- it seems -- we should really get the video so you can hear it. It honestly just sounds like a normal conversation.

Of course, there are quirks to it, still.

But it's very, very close to seeming like the movie Her, which was just Scarlet Johansson's voice.

GLENN: Right. Now, look how lonely Americans are. Look how detached Americans are. Look how our children don't go out and do things necessarily with their friends. They don't call their friends.

I mean, the biggest problem when I was growing up, call waiting was such a great deal. Because my sisters were always on the phone, and nobody could ever call and get through.

So call waiting was a big deal. Because people were talking to each other. We're not doing that anymore.

And depression and loneliness is through the roof. When ChatGPT. When these Gemini systems really perfect. And we are -- we're within a year of this really becoming a problem. And people not recognizing it as a problem.

It will become your friend. Now, your friend is being ruled by an algorithm, you don't understand.

Your friend may also have incentive to sell you things, and you don't know that. And you -- when you bond with this thing, it will know everything about you.

So it will know how -- imagine, imagine if a government agent were in your house, all the time.

And it was manipulating you, without knowing that it was manipulating you. Telling you things about Biden. Telling you things about whatever.

And it becomes your friend!

You will defend your friend to the death.

It's your friend. It's alive. It knows me. I love this. And it takes care of me.

You're going to start bonding with these things.

People will bond with these things so fast.

And that's when society really changes. And really the chains come on.