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Financial expert WARNS: Left wants a trajectory LIKE VENEZUELA

Americans continue to suffer financially, and many of them — including Glenn — may be wondering: Is now the time to pull assets from today’s tumultuous stock market? Carol Roth, financial expert and author of ‘The War On Small Business,’ joins Glenn to answer similar questions. And while Roth cannot give financial advice based on YOUR individual situation, she does provide insight into market trends and give tips for how to hedge your portfolio. Plus, Roth and Glenn discuss Biden’s recent letter to oil companies, in which the president warned his ‘emergency authorities’ may take over if they don’t do as told. But that’s similar to how Venezuela’s downfall began, Roth explains, and now the median net worth there is ZERO DOLLARS. And unfortunately, she says, it seems that’s the trajectory today’s far-left wants to take too…

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GLENN: Thank you. Now I feel so much safer, now that the federal government has had the last word there. Carol Roth, welcome to the program. How are you, Carol?

CAROL: Oh, you know, just watching the market implode, and, you know, watching the lies come out of the White House. So just another day under Building Back Better, Glenn. How about you?

GLENN: I know. Oh, great.

Let me ask you a question: I've taken money out of the stock market. But I also have gotten burned before, by taking it out. And missing the upside, et cetera, et cetera. And my guy, who watches over my investments. He's like, Glenn, Glenn, it's going to come back. I'm like, I know it will come back. But, you know, I'm nearing 60. So if it's back in ten years, I'm going to start needing that money. Should have any money? I took about 50 percent out. Should you have any money in the market at this point? Have any idea of what's coming?

CAROL: Yeah. So, you know, obviously this is not financial advice. And I think that you did the right thing by talking to your financial adviser. Because obviously it makes a difference. If you're closer to retirement. Or if you're somebody who is younger or has the time to wait it out. The reality is, we don't know. If I knew, and I had this crystal ball, I would be on a yacht on the Mediterranean, and not on your program, as much as I adore you. But that's what I would be doing.

GLENN: Yeah, no, I know. I wouldn't have a program.

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CAROL: So the reality is: You know, they show you over long periods of time, that people who take money out of the market, tend to miss the biggest up days in the market. You know, in these bear market situations, there are these kind of bull rallies that happen. And if you miss the ten best days of the market, over, you know, a ten or 20-year period, that ends up killing the returns that you get on your portfolio.

GLENN: Correct.

CAROL: So I do think, especially if you have a longer time horizon, that you should not panic. You know, you never want to be the one selling when the market is down. As you want to be buying. Not that I'm saying to buy today. But you should be also hedging your portfolio. And maybe realigning it. And I think it's a good time to maybe look at the types of investments you have in your portfolio. If you are looking at these high-flying growth companies. With weak balance sheets, you know, that don't make any money. You know, those are the ones that will struggle. If they have these rock solid balance sheets. They generate tons of cash. They're in an industry that can pass price increases on to the consumer. You know, those are the ones that will survive, and they're ultimately going to thrive. So, you know, that's the type of thing you should be talking to your financial advisor about, is maybe repositioning the portfolio right now.

GLENN: So what's really crazy, because of ESG. Right now, would be the time -- if I'm not mistaken. You know Wall Street. But right now would be the time that you would think, you've got to get into oil and gas. Because they'll make a killing. They'll invest. And we'll start to really boom. And they'll make a killing on it. But that's not true anymore. Because the market is not free. Oil and gas, is it even smart to do that now?

CAROL: So it depends on your perspective. I'm the follow the money kind of person. And obviously, like you said, the ESG push president the green push. The decarbonization push is so entrenched. You know that they're going to throw more money at that. And they've been keeping money from these sort of traditional areas of investment. So the question you have to ask yourself. And, again, I wish I could tell you the answer. I can only tell you what to think about in terms of the question. Is do you think that we're going to see a reversal, of course? Because right now, part of the reason that everything is so expensive, is because we have had all this capital being directed away from the industry. And there's severe underinvestment in all types of fossil fuels and traditional energy sources. So the play that you're going to have to go through in your mind is do you think that something is going to change? Or eventually here, we get some temporary relief. And then the green people continue to march on, and, you know, completely kill our -- our dependence on fossil fuels.

GLENN: What's frightening is that letter that came from Biden yesterday, where he said to the oil companies, I have emergency orders, where I will begin to direct this. This is what Hugo Chavez did. And it was over for Venezuela.

CAROL: Okay. So let's go back into whatever it is -- 50, 60 years ago. Venezuela was the fourth wealthiest country in the world. And like you said, their powers that be, said, we have wealth inequality. We need to hand this over to the government. We'll make sure that you are all rich. And they nationalized oil and a bunch of industries. Do you know what the median net worth in Venezuela is today, Glenn?

GLENN: Oh, I don't -- I'm afraid. No, I don't.

CAROL: It's zero. I'm not making this up. This comes from the Credit Suisse report on world wealth. The median net worth -- they went from the fourth wealthiest country in the world, to a median net worth -- not even an average -- a median of zero. The midpoint of the country's net worth is zero, because they nationalized the oil and gas industry. And the wealth, and that is the trajectory they want to take us down here.

GLENN: So, Carol, is it unreasonable to say. I mean, you know, Biden is lying to us about gas and oil and ESG and all of that stuff. He's just out and out lying to us. Is it unreasonable to say, that that's the way you get people to own nothing, by 2030?

CAROL: I mean, it's certainly one huge element of it. I mean, just think of. If we had, you know, some retraction of our energy. Where one day a week, we couldn't, you know, have enough energy to power electricity. Or to get us to where we need to be. And we all had to move to four-day workweeks. Think of the productivity that we would lose. Think of how our GDP would shrink. Think of the rolling consequences of that, throughout the economy. And, yeah. That's a really good way to start killing the ownership of people. But, Glenn, they have so many different ways they are trying to attack you, and make sure you don't own anything. That's just one of the tools in their pockets.

GLENN: Oh, I know. I will tell you, I'm up here in my ranch. I live in a town of very, very small. The next biggest town over is 5,000. And it is -- it's all ranchers. It's all farmers. And regular people. Dairy men. And they're all terrified. I mean, they can't buy water. Water is already at a premium, and now the state of Washington and the state of Idaho is talking about taking down the dams, which would destroy the energy here. And it would destroy all of the water. I live in a desert. Okay? It's a high-mountain desert. A lot of farms and cattle are here. And on top of that, they're also expressing to me fear, that they'll even be able to keep their land.

CAROL: I think these are real concerns. And I hope the place you're in is gulch, because we've been looking for it, for quite some time. But the reality of it is, the wealthiest people in the United States. You know, the Bill Gates. The Harvard hedge fund. They have all been buying up, not only land, but water rights. So it's something that we do need to keep a very close eye on. Because the question is, you know, why do they think this is such a good investment. You know, they're looking for return on their investment.

GLENN: Right.

CAROL: So what do they think is going to happen with the prices, that they're making investments, in farmland, and in water rights. An area. You know, it's one of those. I'll call it a dark gray swan. Because obviously we've talked about it. But really, not enough people are focused on it. And to the extent, you have this rationing of water, on top of everything else. I mean, I can't even imagine that scenario, and the social unrest that comes with that.

GLENN: So we have 30-year mortgage rates. They were, last week, 5.5 percent. This week, they're now at 6.28 percent. And the fed raised the rates yesterday. What is this going to mean?

CAROL: Oh, I do think they came down a little bit today. But, yeah. It's still very high. This is a very challenging question, and the challenging question is because we have such a supply and demand imbalance, in the housing market. Again, because of all of the idiotic things, that the powers that be have done over the past couple of decades. So we have an undersupply, that's estimated four to five plus million houses. And that's what has supported, you know, these high prices in housing. Plus, you have all of these corporate buyers who are flush with cash, who are coming in. And they are buying up -- talk about you will own nothing. They are buying up housing. The thing that makes people gain general racial wealth. And they're doing it with all cash. So they don't need a mortgage. And sometimes they're not looking. They're not even doing an inspection. So they're getting very, very favorable outcomes. So, I mean, yeah. In terms of what happens with the housing industry. The mortgage rates are going to keep first-time buyers. And people who are just able to afford out of the market even further. You know, they were already hurt, because of the inflated asset bubble. Whether that means -- we'll certainly see some cooling off. I don't think we'll see a 2008, 2009 type implosion. Because we just don't have enough houses. And I don't think right now people are overleveraged.

GLENN: So let's -- let's -- let's continue this conversation here in a second. Let me take one minute to break. But, you know, Canada said already. One out of every four houses, I think it is, is underwater. Or they can't -- they can't afford to keep their mortgage. And if it goes up, I think another point, they said, it will be like 50 percent. The people won't be able to -- so is Canada different from us? Because that sounds like a 2008. We'll get to that question here in just a second. By the way, Texas leads the nation. Texas leads the nation in homes being sold to companies like BlackRock. More homes in Texas are being sold to these corporate raiders than anyplace else in America. That's got to make you feel good.

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GLENN: So over one in five Canadians expect rising interest rates to have significant negative impact, one in four say that they will be forced to sell their home, if interest rates increase any further. So it's not as bad as I thought it was. One in four. Is Canada different than we are. They don't have a shortage of homes?

CAROL: So Canada has a massive shortage of homes. They have a very different scenario, than we have here. Because they have even more foreign investment, that has come in, particularly from China, on an even lower supply of homes. So there's a great chart. And I was trying to find it during the break. And I'm going to have to circle back on that one. But I'll put it back into my Twitter stream. But there is this incredible chart, that shows the median income for Canada, versus home value. Versus the US. And the home values, compared to the incomes in Canada, are so out of whack, vis-à-vis, where the U.S. is. That absolutely, they're knew, much more in an area of a crisis. And I have friends who are in Canada, and they go, yeah. My house is worth all this money, but I can't sell it, because where am I going to go? I have nowhere else to go and downsize into. So that is a really big issue, that is different for them, in a bad way, versus here in the US.

GLENN: Carol, there was a -- this really nasty socialist extremist group that we exposed, that is pretty much running the agenda of the White House. At least I think, they gave the president a list of ten or 20 things. And he's done almost all of them verbatim, except for the last one on the list is, just declare a national emergency. And it's on climate. And it makes me so nervous to see him so willing to say to the gas and oil companies yesterday, that this is an emergency. And he will declare an emergency, and just take things over. That's what he's been saying and leading to for climate change. I think this is going to affect an emergency with food as well. And then eventually, jobs. What does it mean, that the fed rate has now -- or the fed growth is down at 0.0? I think that's intentional. So we don't have a month headed towards a recession. But what are we facing?

CAROL: I mean, we are facing a bunch of people who are completely disconnected with reality. And like you said, they may be the puppets of nefarious actors. It makes absolutely no sense. And it's so frustrating. Because, yes, we do have an emergency. And they're the ones that caused it. And they could get us out of this emergency. They could shore up economic security. They could shore up national security. By just doing a 180 on policy. It's pretty clear, if you're saying, there is an emergency here. We need to do something. But it's not just an emergency today. It's an emergency for the long-term. So it would be really great, to say -- for them to say, you know what, we understand. Maybe we got this wrong. Or, you know, we're in a different situation. If they don't want to admit that they're wrong. And we're going to continue the green agenda. But we don't want to have fossil fuels, come out of Venezuela or the Middle East. Or these countries that will do it in a fashion that is less clean. And we want to lead the way with the clean fossil fuels, and we're going to become the leader. And we're going to shore up your economic security. We're going to shore up national security. We're going to shore up the security for our allies. And that's the plan going forward. And I don't care. Take credit -- pretend this is your brainstorm, and none of us knew this. If you want the credit for it. I don't care. I just want to make sure we don't have all those things, that you talked about. The food insecurity. The rolling blackouts. The social unrest that comes with that. And that leading us into full-scale global war. I mean, that is potentially where we are headed. And he could change all of that today.

GLENN: The problem is, people keep saying, they won't admit that they're wrong. But I am -- and maybe it's the cynic in me. But I've just seen too much. I don't believe they are wrong. I think they're getting the results, that they want.

CAROL: Yeah.

GLENN: This is -- this is too -- too perfect, in destroying the country.

CAROL: Yeah.

GLENN: You know what I mean? You -- you can't be wrong this consistently.

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CAROL: What would I be doing differently, if you were trying to do it intentional?

GLENN: Yeah. Exactly right. Carol Roth, thank you so much for being on with us. We'll talk to you again, next week about cryptocurrency, et cetera. You can follow her on Carol J. Roth, on Twitter. Or find her website. CarolRoth.com. Back with Mo Brooks and the economy, next.

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?!

The REAL REASON Harrison Butker’s Catholic College Speech Caused Leftist OUTRAGE
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The REAL REASON Harrison Butker’s Catholic College Speech Caused Leftist OUTRAGE

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker's commencement address at Benedictine College has infuriated the Left. But while many a TikToker is complaining about his statements about Biden and abortion or women, motherhood, and Taylor Swift, Glenn reveals how their freak-out reveals their true intentions: “They say you have freedom of religion, you just keep it in your church. He’s speaking IN HIS CHURCH!” Butker's speech shouldn't be controversial, Glenn says, especially for Catholics. But yet, here we are... Glenn applauds Butker for having the courage to stand for his faith and speak the truth, no matter the cost.

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.