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Ilhan Omar straight up lies about 9/11

Rep. Ilhan Omar has a shady past but it's her most recent comments on 9/11 that had Glenn and Pat up in arms on radio Tuesday. Watch this clip to hear her comments and what the guys had to say.

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.

This is What COULD Happen If Earth’s Magnetic Poles FLIP
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This is What COULD Happen If Earth’s Magnetic Poles FLIP

Some are now warning that the Earth’s magnetic poles are about to flip — something that happens every so often. But is there something different about this pole reversal? And is it a cause for concern? Glenn speaks with astrophysicist Hugh Ross, who clears a few things up about how dangerous this would be and when it would really happen. Plus, he discusses whether a massive solar flare would knock out most of the world’s power grids like a massive EMP and why he believes we'll be seeing more northern lights displays throughout the year.

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GLENN: Hugh Ross, astrophysicist. He is also the founder of Reasons to Believe and Senior Scholar. He's an amazing guy. And he's been on with us before. He did a podcast before with him. He found -- he found Christ. He found God, through looking at the stars. An astrophysicist is somebody who looks deep into the past. And tries to see what the -- what creation was. What was happening millions of years ago.

Hue, thank you so much for being on the program.

HUGH: Oh, my pleasure.

GLENN: So there is something, and I've been reading something about this for 30 years. It's always fascinated me. But, you know, I'm not a -- I'm not a scientist or anything like it. And so I have such a base understanding of it.

Last week, we had -- we had a major solar flare. Solar flares can affect like an EMP. Can affect our power grid, if they're bad enough.

And we're also going through a time period, where, while the sun was at its peak activity, right now. Our magnetic field is weak, because our poles are drifting at about 40 miles per year. Which is pretty extraordinary, isn't it?

HUGH: Yeah. The pole is moving. It's quite a bit faster than it was the previous century. But it's not out of the ordinary.

So when you do get a reversal of the magnetic pole, you do get rapid motion. We're nowhere near that degree of rapid motion yet.

GLENN: And that could be a thousand years. Right?

I mean, rapid for the earth, could be a thousands of individuals years from now.

HUGH: Yes. It could even be a million years from now.

GLENN: Okay.

HUGH: And there have been hundreds of pole reversals in the past. And none have done serious damage to life.

But it is true, that when you approach, you know, a pole reversal, the magnetic field weakens. Our magnetic field weakens about 6 percent per century. But, again, that's not out of the ordinary. Our magnetic field always varies. It either goes down slowly, or up slowly.

Right now, it's going down slowly. And it may actually turn around and actually go up a little bit.

So the variation of the magnetic field. The movement of the magnetic pole. None of that is out of the ordinary. On the other hand, we can't rule out the possibility we're heading towards a magnetic reversal.

GLENN: So what does that mean? The North Pole becomes the South Pole?

HUGH: Yes. Well, what actually happens is the -- you can think of the earth's magnetic field as a far magnetic to the North and South Pole. That's called a dipole field. What happens is when the magnetic field begins to weaken, it transitions from being a dipole to being a multipole, where you have more than two poles. And that could last for a period of let's say a century or two or thousands of years. And it flips around, and it then becomes north and south. But what is north is now south. What is south is now north.

GLENN: So what does that do?

That whole shift. And let's use a thousand-year timetable. Because we don't know. Could it happen quickly? First of all.

HUGH: It could happen quickly. But that's rare. Usually it's a rather slow, gradual onset.

GLENN: Okay.

HUGH: Because they're watching us to see what's happening. But right now, we're not seeing anything that is really outstanding or out of the ordinary.

GLENN: Okay. So what happens as it starts. I assume they drift. And they're not connected, per se.

Because I think the South Pole is actually moving slower that night north.

As they go towards east and west, right?

HUGH: Well, right now, it's moved past the North Pole. They -- the -- the axis. It used to be in northern Canada. And over the past 150 years, it's moved a little bit past the North Pole. And it could switch and go East and West, instead of North and South. You know, physicists have been mapping this polar wandering of the magnetic pole for quite some time.

GLENN: Right.

HUGH: There's been over 100 reversals in the past history of the earth. And we do know that the magnetic field happens when that happens. It weakens by a factor of ten. But even a factor of ten weakening is not devastating the life.

We can't document a single extinction of the species during magnetic reversal. But it could impact health.

I mean, when you got a weaker magnetic field, you got more cosmic radiation coming in. It's like, if you live in Denver, you get exposed to more cosmic radiation. And your average life span gets lessened by three months.

GLENN: And is that because of all the progressive laws that are there?

HUGH: Well, it could be.

You do get a few more cosmic rays if you live at high elevation. But, hey, you have healthier lifestyles.

GLENN: Okay. So I know that we are -- they've had to adjust the GPS system.

And is that because of the poles shifting?

HUGH: Well, you do to have adjust the clocks because the earth is very slowly spinning down.

So, you know, every New Year's, physicists celebrate New Year's Day by adjusting all their atomic clocks by a few micro seconds. That's all it is, just a few micro seconds.

GLENN: So, but okay. But I've heard that it used to be -- anyway, the -- the end of the story is that they're now adjusting them every six months. Is that true?

HUGH: Yep. Well, that's true. And we're going to have a new set of GPS satellites, that will know where you are to within one or two centimeters. In which case, they will have to make even more frequent adjustments. So the adjustments are tiny.

GLENN: So when I was 25 years old, I read this great book. I have no idea if it's scientifically sound or not.

But it talked about a catastrophic polar shift, that the crust of the earth. That some of the continents may have moved.

And their theory was that Atlantis was Antarctica. Et cetera, et cetera.

What fascinated me. And I know you're a religious guy. When it comes to end times. It says, and the stars will fall.

The only way that I could think of, in God's, you know, magnificent math, to make it look like stars fall. Would be some sort of a shift in the continents. As if we would look up, we would be moving. But it would look like the stars are falling. Have you ever thought of that nonsense?

HUGH: Well, the continents move very rapidly. And so the continents move by a few centimeters per year. So I don't think that's what's happening.

The word there for star in Greek is (foreign language). And that could include meteors. So maybe the stars falling is referring to a meteor shower.

GLENN: Okay.

HUGH: Or it could be referring to the stars bending in light. Like if there's widespread forests and grass fires, that would cause all the stars to -- the sun, moon, stars dim by one-third. And that dimming would happen if you were surrounded by smoke.

GLENN: You know, we're -- we're talking to Dr. Hugh Ross. And the thing I don't like about this interview. Is he's so smart, he makes me look like an idiot. Which nobody does. I usually do that on my own. Hugh, so tell me all of the stuff on the aurora, the lights that we're looking at?

There's -- I've read a lot, and I don't know if this is true. That because of the magnetic field. And if we have a massive.

I think we had a -- I don't even know. An X5 solar flare yesterday.

It was not headed in our direction.

That that kind of stuff could blank out everything. It's like an EMP.

HUGH: Yeah. That could happen. 1859. There was a huge solar flare, that struck the earth.

And knocked out telegraph systems.

If that were to happen today, that could knock out most have the world's power grids. And that would mean you would be without electricity, not just for a few hours. But for weeks. Months. Maybe even years.

And that would be catastrophic. Because today, we're very dependent on electricity. Think of refrigeration. You've got no refrigeration. What does that do to your food supply?

GLENN: Right.

HUGH: And that kind of flare happens about once every one or 200 years.

But, hey, it happened in 1859. And I've written a book, making the point. It would be wise for us to protect our power grids.

GLENN: Amen.

HUGH: There is one that is protected. That's in Quebec.

And it got knocked out in 1989. By a flare like the one that happened just this past Friday. But that's the only protected power grid in the world.

GLENN: In the world?

HUGH: Yeah. They were close to the geomagnetic poles. So they took the most damage. It was $11 billion of damage.

And the -- but they -- they now have a surge protector on it. So it's protected. But if we were to get a flare like we had in 1859, the damage to the US alone, would be over $2 trillion. And you would have millions of people dying.

GLENN: Jeez. The -- the sun is reversing its poles as well. But that happens like every 11 years?

HUGH: Yes. We're at solar maximum right now. Every 11 years, you get more flaring activity, more solar activity. More sunspots. So, yeah. For the next year, we can expect to see more aurora displays like we had last Friday.

And hopefully, we won't get a flare hitting us like what happened in 1859.

GLENN: When does the sun start to go into solar minimum?

HUGH: It will start to go into solar minimum, in a couple of years.

It's an 11-year cycle. So for about a two-year period. You're at maximum. Then you head toward minimum.

And then we're at maximum again.

GLENN: And is there any correlation, in your mind, between the solar activity. And maximum and minimum. And global?

HUGH: No.

There's really no connection, between what's happening with the sun.

The sun is getting brighter. But it will be a few million years before you notice a difference.

GLENN: So even if the sun very active, it doesn't affect our temperatures or anything.

HUGH: It has no effect. What's happening here at earth, is what you have to watch. Not what's going on with the sun.

Is THIS the REAL Reason Biden Is Debating Trump BEFORE the DNC?
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Is THIS the REAL Reason Biden Is Debating Trump BEFORE the DNC?

President Biden has challenged former President Donald Trump to not one, but TWO presidential debates in the most cringe-worthy way possible. Not only does Biden want to circumvent the Commission on Presidential Debates, which would have suggested 3 debates, but he wants to hold the first one much earlier than usual — BEFORE the Democratic National Convention. Glenn has a theory as to why this is: Is he giving the Democratic Party enough time to REPLACE him if his polls keep dropping? Glenn, Pat, and Stu also review some of Biden’s ridiculous rule proposals and Trump’s quick response to the proposed debates on CNN and ABC.

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GLENN: So let's talk about the debates, just a bit, can we?

STU: Yeah. This is a pretty wild morning today. As they were basically starting with Joe Biden. Releasing a 13-second video, in which he attempted to challenge. I mean, this is the way they were promoting it.

GLENN: Wait. Wait. Wait. Thirteen seconds. And you're saying, he attempted to do something? It was 13 seconds.

STU: Yes. Well, 13 seconds. You would think that would be easy, but he had five jump cuts in the 13 seconds. He could not get the thing.

PAT: Unreal.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. Do we have it?

STU: We do have the video here. This is Joe Biden coming from earlier today.

VOICE: Donald Trump lost two debates to me in 2020. Since then, he hadn't shown up for a debate. Now he's acting like he wants to debate me again. Well, make my day, pal. I'll even do it twice. So let's pick the dates, Donald. I hear you're free Wednesdays.

STU: Get it?

PAT: Yeah. Because a trial going on.

GLENN: What a jerk. When did the presidential debates become MMA?

STU: Well, I don't know. It's a good point. Both, at least MMA fighters look like they could walk to the stage. You know, watching Biden there, it's so bad to see the visuals, Glenn. And I know you don't have eyeballs at the moment. It's a disgrace. It looks like he is about to fall over. He can't get through these sentences. You could tell, he's done these multiple times. They're coming together, the best ones. It looks really bad.

GLENN: How do you know -- I mean this sincerely. Let me give him the benefit of the doubt. How do you know this isn't jump cuts because that's what social media does that makes it cool and viral?

STU: In theory, that would mean he got through this all at once. But you can see him starting, it's not very well-edited, let's put it that way. You can see him starting -- I don't know how to describe this to a non-TV production audience. But you can see it. If you look closely, you could see it.

GLENN: How is that possible, when you have Steven Spielberg now on the payroll, trying to -- trying to make him look good?

STU: They're definitely trying to simulate the typical TikTok thing, which they claim they want to ban, but continue to post on. That's a whole different situation.

But, I mean, it's being presented by the media as, wow. Joe Biden challenges Donald Trump, to two debates.

This is not what is happening at all. We, of course, have a presidential commission for debates, set up. That has been set up. And has been going on for a very long time.

They are planning on having three debates. So Joe Biden is challenging, quote, unquote, Donald Trump. Instead of three debates, two debates. And two debates outside of the commission.

Which he would be, I think, the first candidate since the commission was founded in 1987. To avoid the commission. He wants out of it.

GLENN: And he wants them in the summer, right?

STU: So he wants -- the first -- this long story, as we've been doing the show today, all of this has developed. But basically, you know, Biden posted this horrible video.

Trump immediately. He's like, yeah. Sure. I've been saying I want to do this the whole time. Fine. Let's do it.

In fact, I would like to do more of them. You're easy to win against was basically his response. Then Biden said, okay. Well, where are the dates?

How come you won't agree? Which, of course, Trump had already agreed. Then Biden said, hey. I just talked to CNN.

They want to do one. Which seemed like odd --

GLENN: Wow. That was --

STU: Oddly quick.

GLENN: Yes.

That's crazy.

STU: But I should also point out that Biden had a bunch of qualifiers here. One of his qualifiers here for this debate, he wanted to do it outside of this format because they make the rules.

The commission makes the rules. Biden wants to make the rules instead. One of the rules he wants is no audience. He wants it to be in a quiet room, so that I guess people can't cheer Donald Trump.

GLENN: Well, hang on just a second.

Let's, again, give him the benefit of the tout. Everywhere he speaks, there's no one in the room. He's on the campaign trail, there's nobody there.

STU: That's a fair point.

So it seemed like Biden's campaign, and this is going to sound shocking. But Biden's campaign and CNN may have had something arranged beforehand.

GLENN: No. No. No. That's so cynical.

STU: Yeah, it's so weird that they had a date and everything all set up five minutes later. But then long story short, back and forth, back and forth, Trump apparently agreed to this very quickly.

And they have now announced the date of the debate. Which get this, June 27th.

June 27th, which is in 43 days from today.

GLENN: You know why this is happening?

STU: I don't.

GLENN: A, you do it in the fall, it will be Michelle Obama.

And, B, the most important is it will be so far in the past.

STU: I think that's what it is.

GLENN: You don't want to have a bad impression of a debate, in -- you know, October. Or September.

You don't want to have that.

STU: Right.

GLENN: Everybody will forget this.

STU: This is old news. If you do one in June. It goes badly.

Of course, you can always bail on the second one, if the first one goes badly. The second one is supposedly scheduled or loosely scheduled for September. No date on that one yet, or where it's going to be. But Biden is saying he wants to have it on -- he's only allowing four networks to be considered. Which I think is CNN, ABC, CBS, and Univision, maybe.

GLENN: Of course.

PAT: All friendly to Biden and his agenda.

STU: He wants Donald Trump's mic cut off when he's speaking is reportedly one of the things. We don't have the full list, quite yet.

But think about the timing of this. Normally, these things happen in like October, you know. This one is in June, and it is multiple weeks before either of the conventions. The first -- the Republican convention happens on July -- the week of July 15th.

And this debate is happening June 27th. The Democratic Convention does not happen until the week of August 19th.

So way before the debates. Honestly, could easily be before Donald Trump even picks the vice presidential candidate. This debate could happen.

GLENN: Well, I mean, again, Joe has to get it in.

Before Michelle Obama steps.

STU: You're sticking to that one, huh?

You already --

GLENN: Not as much as I was.

The TERRIFYING Reason Why the Northern Lights Were Visible So Far South
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The TERRIFYING Reason Why the Northern Lights Were Visible So Far South

Many people across America were excited to see the northern lights in states where they’re almost never visible. But Glenn points out the terrifying reason WHY the light show happened. “We really dodged a bullet,” Glenn says. The massive solar flare that caused the aurora borealis to be visible in even southern states could have caused “a blackout situation.” Glenn breaks down what it would mean if all our tech was to go down, or even just our GPS systems, and also asks why the government hasn’t taken the steps to protect our infrastructure from something like this.

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Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors

GLENN: Well, I know this is probably not on anybody's charts. But seeing the aurora borealis. Is a very big story that nobody has been talking about. Everybody is like, look at the sky. It's so pretty. Sure. But why is it pretty? Why is that happening? This is the first time in 20 years that we have seen the aurora borealis as low and as South as possible -- or, as it was. But we had an event and I talked about it in our meetings, Stu, last, I think Monday. A week ago Monday. And everybody looked at me like I was crazy. I said, there's a huge CME that just happened. There's a huge solar flare that just happened.

Luckily, it was on the side of the sun.

But it was coming our direction.

But not directly.

It was the biggest solar flare since the Carrington Event in what, 1860, or whatever.

STU: Yeah. 1860, sure.

The Carrington Event you're talking about? That's, yeah, 1860.

PAT: How many times have we talked about the Carrington Event? We're all over the Carrington Event.

STU: Well, Pat just started a new podcast called Pat and the Carrington Event.

GLENN: Pat, wait a minute. I'm trying to look, to see through my eyes. But are you wearing a I'm a fan of the Carrington Event?

PAT: Yeah. I am. I do. I have it available in different colors.

GLENN: Available at Patisajerk.com.

So the Carrington Event happened in the 1860s. And we were hit by a massive solar flare. And at the time, the only -- we didn't really have electricity or anything. But we had telegraphs.

Telegraph wire all over the country, burned up. I mean, literally started on fire. From the telegraph, all the way through all of the poles, it just burned out.

And that is, you know, a significant problem with today's electricity and all of our wires.

That -- that could have been a -- a blackout situation.

An EMP. We dodged a bullet. It could have shut down power companies. And power lines all over the country.

All over Europe as well. For at least a year.

The problem we have is: All of our power transformers, it takes them, I think it's a year to build and replace giant transformers. And we don't have extras.

Nobody is thinking about this stuff.

PAT: And we haven't protected our infrastructure.

GLENN: No.

And it would be very expensive

Bret Weinstein wrote a great article on this, last week. About, you know, he was kind of making fun of how everybody was saying, oh, look at the beautiful sky that will happen next week.

And he was like, it would take so little to protect our infrastructure. And nothing is protected.

We really dodged a bullet.

PAT: Well, this is a few years ago. But they were talking about not just a solar EMP. But an EMP from, you know, a foreigner. A foreign adversary.

And how we could protect our infrastructure from it, for it seems like it was only a billion.

GLENN: I think it's under 5 billion now.

PAT: Yeah. It's dirt cheap in comparison to what we would lose if it actually happened. And they won't do it.

GLENN: You know, that's one of those low probability, high -- what do they call those things?

STU: High impact.

GLENN: Yeah. High impact.

This impact, if we were hit by an EMP. And it takes three nuclear weapons. Launched into space.

Iran could probably do it. You know, when they get their missiles.

PAT: North Korea, yeah.

GLENN: North Korea. All you have to do is put two barges. One on the east coast and the west coast.

You fire two on one. One goes over the middle of America. One goes over the west coast. Then you have another on the east coast.

It takes three missiles, detonated at the right altitude, above America. You would shut us down. And in the first year, 95 percent of our population would die.

PAT: Yeah. Because we're back to the cave time.

GLENN: Stone Age!

PAT: You don't have refrigeration. You don't have transportation.

GLENN: And you cannot repair it fast enough. Because we didn't protect anything.

This is one of the craziest things.

Congress. You're spending money on so much. A turtle tunnel. Spend $5 billion to protect the infrastructure.

PAT: It doesn't make sense not to.

GLENN: No. It doesn't.

STU: It seems like one of the basic things that government is designed to do. There's a lot of things they're doing that they're not supposed to do. Wouldn't this be something that falls into the category of must do?

GLENN: Yes. Yes.

PAT: Yes. And how often do they talk about infrastructure and bridges? We have electronics that could be protected, and they're not being protected.

GLENN: To an that this -- this solar event could have knocked out all of Elon Musk's satellites. They were afraid of those. And all of our GPS.

PAT: Jeez.

GLENN: Do you know what would happen if we lost all of our GPS?

PAT: EMS.

GLENN: So the GPS. Our magnetic field is so far awry right now, that it's about a 30 -- a 30-degree switch, and so it's drifted about 30 degrees.

Okay. So it's not up at the poll. At the top and the bottom.

It's 30 degrees off.

And because of that, it's causing all kinds of holes and thinning of our ionosphere.

So, you know, all of this stuff, can come through.

And we have such a problem with it. It's moving so rapidly, we used to have to adjust our GPS I think it was every five years. Now it's every two years. Because our polls are shifting, it's then a year. It's now every six months, we have to reset our GPS satellites. The poles are moving that rapidly.