As Amazon begins "digital book burning," Glenn says it’s time to stock up on physical books. “False Alarm” author Bjorn Lomborg joins to discuss the push for green energy, its negative aspects, and how electric cars may not be the ideal solution. Columnist Jason Whitlock joins with the latest on Tiger Woods’ horrifying accident, how Tiger personally impacted him, and misinformation about racial issues.
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Oh, my gosh do rate show create podcast vast. You bet it's on today's podcast. We have Jason Whitlocke Bjorn lumbered with us to talk about green cars. You may not like all the things he says, because he actually believes that we are all going to die some point: that's not what he's our societies and now he's island. Where I really like about your love org is then he goes he plays on their battle. Vs right like he looks at it says: ok, here's how the science that you say it is really important. We need to know I'm gonna. Actually, regional and put it in perspective, does great job doing that today on the programme, and we also talk a little bit about cancel culture is getting real with the bank personnel share a personal story on today's podcast gopher catches subscribed to police, tv and others last week here of the place to be thirty dollars off offer. We go into many stories today. That would, I think, convinced you had a place like police TB is really important, but just for your own entertainment and enlightenment, we have the students, America Programme, starting at eight p m Eastern, amply CD, follow vibrating blend Beck episode tonight on tv. Go miss that place tv dot com, Slash glad promo code is Glenn for thirty bucks. A tidy is aid journalists who has written for rolling stone, he's kind of a Glenn good, Green walled kind of guy guy that I don't agree with me in a very
He seems to be a classic liberal,
and in some regards would you agree with that.
Yeah. Maybe I don't know how I would get me he's he's eyeballs thought of him on the left and every once in a while. He writes things that you're, like oh yeah yeah like absolutely like he's right on that, and he said,
He like Glenn Greenwell, has been pretty active.
smacking down the sort of cancer?
culture awoke wing of the democratic movement. These days too,
a few years ago. He writes when Alex Jones of Info wars was kicked off a series of tech platforms and clearly coordinated decision. I knew this was not gonna, be an isolated thing, given that people like
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy said the and the ouster of Jones. It was just a good first step. It seemed obvious. The tactic was not going to be confined to a few actors, but corporate me.
KIA critics insisted the precedent would not be applied more broadly.
See and ends so and so said. I dont think that we're going to be seeing big tack take action against Fox NEWS.
well, that guy was wrong. Just
a few years ago. A few years later calls to buy
and Fox are not only common therein.
hence a fine with media voices from see an end to MSNBC
and former media matters- critic
to the Washington Post colonists, yadda yadda, all on board
the movement crested this week with a letter,
California House Democrats- and
you and Jerry Mcnerney written
so the ceo of cable providers like Comcast, eighty and tv arising Cox and dish
demanded to know if these barrage of providers are planning to Kenya to continue to carry Fox NEWS news MAX and away- and I want to read
Number seven from this congressional letter are
you planning to continue carrying Fox NEWS News Max
okay and on universe, Directv and-
Eighty in tee tv boy,
now and beyond any contract renewal date. Have you or have you ever been a member of a company that is carrying o n
If so, why
It should chill every journalist
to the bone
the sequence of events is ominous because a similar match set of hearings and interrogations back and twenty seventeen when senators,
Maisie, Orono and Judiciary Committee hearing demanded that platforms like Google and Facebook come up with a mission statement to prevent
the foment of discord
accelerated the content, moderation movement, that we now see on platforms,
sequences. Like this, the government requests of speech rig reduction made to company.
Subject to federal regulation, make the content, moderation, decisions of private firms, a serious first amendment issue: the
these things are happening.
This is not a figment of anyone's imagination this.
is coming and
we just have to be prepared and, quite honestly,.
Please read: Martin Luther King
Why are those troops still in Washington?
cause? They want you.
to react violently they
need you to react violently. It is,
Tucker Karlsson talked about it. I think it was last night and night before
where he was saying. Look, you couldn't write this script. Better
you couldn't be more
inflammatory. Then what Congress and the left is doing right now that the steps there taking.
He is fomenting
real, deep feelings in a light and have the country
I need you to be violent because
that way they can come in and they can take arms. They can to stop banking, they can
come dictators and it
as you know, it was one thing to say
Obama, was you know he wanted to be a dictator
and there is another thing to say or Donald Trump he wanted to be. A dictator
and it's a completely other thing to say they are
making the steps
to ensure an
and that is happening now. Steps are being taken.
To silence those who disagree, who are not in lock, step and its
not just being taken by the government.
Its being taken by large firms as well
be one more piece of news quickly
Decided that it's going to quietly in sales of books, that it labels hate speech.
Guys this is book burning.
when we had physical stores,
they would have to go, take the books off the shelf and
straw them now you
just digitally remove them, and it's like
it never happened if they were
actually dumping these books. If they
drawing or burning these books. You would have the image in your mind, remit.
We live in a time, no longer of words. We live
the time of images.
was a guy who said himself on fire in Tunisia. Mom
before the other guy did. That is credited away.
Of starting the
the tunisian riots, which led to the arab spring,
Another guy had done that
same exact reasons. He was also a push cart vendor.
Why one and not the other,
because there was no images of him setting himself on fire. It's the image,
images- have real power.
Why is it we can? We are not all up in arms with
local school boards and our
the teachers unions, Joe
based on the number of suicides that we ve had from kids,
don't ever see those pictures
you don't ever hear those stories
Msnbc right now is running almost as a backdrop. Look at their doing it right now.
the January sixth attack on the capital Kay
they're running those pictures, almost twenty four seven, their running that videotape,
because they know that's what they're audience wants and they are trying to stir their audience,
into hatred. That's what's happening.
You know you're, not saying you're, not seen pictures of the kids who have died. You know
till his mother was really really smart, Emmett
Well, if you don't know who am until was look him up today?
You're gonna see when you look, I'm up you're, gonna, say
a picture of him in his coffin.
Horribly, horribly disfigured here:
black man who's in the south, but he was from Chicago. He was.
killed, brutally killed.
When he was returned to his mother in Chicago in the coffin. She insisted
on having an open coffin
because she said she wanted everyone to see what they had
to her boy and she was right
We know em at tills name, because once you see that picture, you can't see it.
Then it's stirred people into action
where the pictures on tv of
people who have lost their jobs.
why did we are the World and Michael Jackson and all these people? Why did that happen? Why
Did that happen for
The opium Ethiopia is probably
starving still today, I don't even know.
Why all of a sudden
because we, if you lived at that time, you'll, never forget the news reports.
terribly malnourished, children with a blue
did stomachs sitting just dying
Produced any rice,
you'll, never forget those pictures.
you are being FED pictures
We are not seeing the pictures of suffering.
Right now, millions of Americans are suffering.
are they showing the pictures of the
people in Texas that are suffering that loss
that didn't have any power
The people who froze to death here in Texas
Seeing those what you are seeing our pictures of
leaving the state
his family, warm your listening to the best of the Glen Back Programme, Bjorn Lombard. He is the author of false alarm, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre and visiting fellow of the Hoover Institute.
Welcome Bjorn, how are you going to do good
be back, I'm good, are you, I mean good, I'm I'm a little concerned. You know how
Things are starting to be censored air here in Amerika, and things are
beards, their start
to call people with a different point of view. You know dangerous radicals and terrorists
and I I I wonder how far this is- gonna go
we just saw. The Amazon
ban another book yesterday? They said they're gonna start deleting all books, they consider hate speech. I don't know if that's too Gill, a mocking bird, you know our
the horror mine com for what I just I've never lived in a country where we banned books.
and I wonder, if you thought of me- this is not what I had John for, but I wonder if you ve ever thought of you, aren't you
an extremist you don't buy into the
answers and solutions for climate change,
There's a lot of luck, my basic
Global warming is a real problem, but it's often vastly-
created an impact and made a lot of bee rhetoric around and make people panic,
and it makes us make bad decisions and that's what I'm really challenging I've had a lot of people tell me they would love to see me platform. They love to not see.
My report here, my arguments being voiced by clearly, but but I also think that most people recognize
That's not the way to run a democracy
Actually, I think John Stuart Mill already like almost two hundred years ago, pointed out that listening to people-
whom you don't agree. What is a good idea?
but wait if you're right built
we'll be right, and they all show you why you're right and if you're wrong a crucial, actually want to find out that your long so listening to,
dissenting voices is a really good thing. It makes democracy stronger and its also unlikely it'll make your decision.
only if we are rooted in you know this, the scientific theory that the? U know show me the evidence and our response to the evidence. We we
we were no longer doing that. There's where
is going off of what people
want everybody to believe, I believe in global warming. I can read a thermometer. What I
don't believe in is a lot of the things that they say, for instance, the green new deal or let us take this first alike.
Well, that's wonderful, they're, all electric, but where are we getting the power to charge them?
Am I wrong thinking that way?
you're, certainly right in your intuition that we need a lot more than just getting cars to be electric, because what
is it. I want you to tell by coal power
It almost as much remember: electric car to use a lot of energy, typically in China, elsewhere, internet locally produced with with coal to produce their batteries Lorenzo once they get to you.
You can be all Bert trees in green and drive around, who feel really don't like I'm doing something for global warming, but the reality. Is you just emitted a lot of you too in China
answer you have to drive your car. What are you sixty
miles before it's? Actually,
and you can actually start saving now that the pin
what and how much the power that you use come from fossil fuels, but you also need to be carbonized. We
electricity grid and that turn
To be really really hot, and here again we need to recognise
yeah sure electric cars you great for some purpose of you. I have a friend who has it
I've been driving our love on personal
by the way expensive. So it's mostly on board the upper classes and, secondly, it doesn't cod
All that much to you too,
so one when buying and many others would suggest that we should give subsidies in the tuna will have and a half thousand dollars. Maybe ten thousand dollars you
We paying in an extraordinarily high price to caught a little.
See you too, you could have spend that money.
Much much better either cutting carbon emissions or remember, there's a lot of other problems that you want to fix, both in the U S around the world. To again this is a question about getting
Priorities right is a question of getting the central. What is the impact of what you try to do? Not just feeling virtues
actually doing good. So beyond. I I put my trust
in the free, not the corrupt capitalism that we have now, but in the
actual free market to solve these things and you weren't
not there, yet we are going to solve these things, but look at what happened.
It's not entirely because of you know where cutting back and and and cutting back on. You know fuels that we have
own to trust
you know and gone old windmills, but its partially because of
and I have no problem, I own a farm its
politely, green energy. It's completely off the grid, solar and its wind power and its backed up by
Natural gas, if we have to
I am all for it, but
Only the rich can afford it and be enough
and tell you how much money getting this to be stable? It's not
ready. Yet for prime time
and certainly most people. I. I was actually very curious to hear that you have back up from from gas, because most people course to get back up from
the electricity grid, which of course, simply means
did they get all the subsidies and
push on all the cost.
Still try to be arrested the electricity system to take
the poor wait pairs search engine
Don't you! You are absolutely right, Mr. This is something that supports rich people a lot and and supports a lot of purchasing.
But actually there is very little to cut carbon.
She can you write about the idea that what what the Texas
about the terrible you actually last week. I think chosen is clearly not the visit www
Was it the gas coal power plant,
why are you being a nuclear plant that that dragged off for a while? It's much more
Chauncey without stable power, you really creek,
the society. You need stable power. That's what makes us right
If you go to many developing countries, one of the things you see as they all have a diesel generated because they know they can trust the power system and
as one of the reasons why they are trapped in poverty, because you don't want to invest in a place where you dont have sustainable power. That's why we
not imagine our child RON Johnson.
wait until all people look to favour because
What are you gonna do when you thought not shining on the ones not blowing and women?
but people than you
I feel like I'm not sure what about them out there, but they bury usually say: oh you'll just have battery, remember
a lot of batteries right now. The euro have batteries enough to support team
second view of electricity control:
Oh my god. I should but we're near being able to have that four hours days or even season
I will tell you there wildly expensive: they who I mean you still have to replace those batteries over time,
they don't hold as much as anybody thinks they do. I mean it's. You know
on solar and I put it all in batteries, but
tell you we go week without sunshine will use that
I mean here we have the gigantic batteries they're out there out, there's a million
in love in a little northeast indian village. It was the first indian village, the went all
about solar, supported by Greenpeace
and there they got lots and lots of pr
and everybody these very excited in this village, because they didn't have any electricity. So clearly
getting. Some solar electricity was better than nothing.
But what happened when they turned it on with, of course, after two hours at night everybody depleted, it will be hacked
you start telling people you can't use, as you can't do that and oh god, no, not a refrigerator, and suddenly there is a lot of things you can't do and then, when the when the minister came to inoculate the whole project,
truth was actually proto thing. They said they didn't want. Take electricity
real electricity and new democratically voted in. They actually got a new power line from the main grid, mostly tab. I call in a couple weeks and oh and the prices drop by two thirds,
and again this is not to discourage the fact that, yes, all learn will have a space and they are sometimes really good in California. If you have little, if you have some solar, they connect
cut off the bridge top peak usage.
Well you will you need it for air conditioning, that's great
but you can one- and this is the best of the blend back programme- Jason Whitlocke welcome to the programme. How are you all,
you bet. I know the Tiger woods was
kind of a big deal grown up with you
your dad right.
Lily Tiger is my favorite athlete about me
did you know just brought his horse gather talked about tiger more than any other athlete tiger.
when I think of sports hinges happy moment, it's it's tire worth metadata when even with the Lakers Tiger. Woods, I think was that way for all of us, especially when his dad was alive.
Because of their relationship and what they accomplished together in,
You know, I think, is his.
viral into trouble it.
Here's to be, I dont know x. I don't follow these guys at all, but it appears to be tied to the death
his dad and him making a kind of on his own in and in different ways that accurate at all
He I think it's actually a glad. I'm glad you started our wide led me establish a huge tiger. Woods fan right, but
I'm gonna be honest,
You know what I'm looking tigers life, I say. While he was really super prepared for golf.
and nothing you sure if he was super prepared for and that,
kind of fame and fortune to is also
really bad, especially if you lose the anchor of of that's, been guiding you the whole time that steady hand, so
do we know there was there were no drugs or alcohol involved in this accident? Do we know if he was asleep at the wheel? How did this happen and what happened?
we know based on the police that there was no alcohol involved,
tiger recently. Had another back surgery
So we know it's been part of his history too.
Take painkillers because he's had so many different surgeries and he's he struggled with their problem,
sure, if war,
ever know what
within his system. At the time of this accident. Maybe they took his blood. Was there when it? Maybe they wall, I mean tigers, a huge Branford Mikey,
gonna, try to protect his privacy as much as they can be sure, and if they were prescription drugs and he wasn't abusing them, I mean you know you take you,
some of these drugs for paying now at night this happened at seven o clock in the morning, you're groggy still at seven o clock. In the morning I mean you could easily fall back to sleep and and not because.
of the drug, but because of the after effects of the drug,
here's what I'll say glare and I'm a huge tiger. Woods fair and I mean tie your words- can make
what I would say is where I would someone disagree with. You is what, if I'm taking
and I'm wars?
a billion dollars. I have a driver, yes, try. I I take that precaution of light
because of my injury, because my surgery, I take these
prescription drugs, maybe it
as for me, not to drive
that word merely the money. The tiger woods is, but I basically gave up driving for years.
ago I take over.
I went to illustrate years without ever get behind my car. I moved in Nashville drove you know here, drove my car ear and did some driving and now have driven for three months. I don't think
and why is that
because of all the drugs you're taking. I literally
darted away, discussed, I wanted to walk bore I wanted. I had a really out the drawer
My drug of choice is like potato chips.
and paid a candy bars.
I had a really bad habit of eating those while driving a car, and so I did
to give all that up and walk more interest? I just felt like I had bad habits driving a car that I
have you know uber, they don't want you to eat or drink a mare, and this I just I just don't like
driving that Martin, like
two thousand and two I was
was doing radio? I would write for the newspaper. I was doing tv and I fell asleep at the wheel.
My car enough
the mine with the passenger car and he was dead
and we were going to some press conference and I was overworked outdoor morning radio and I felt
maybe the cards is very briefly. Maybe five ten seconds woke up and you know,
save the Euro got control
with a car in Burma, but that climate change my point of view and driving. I you know
a out of love with DR and as is just not on
responsibilities. I wanna take
So what is the? What have you heard about the surgery- and I know they put a rod in is: is he gonna walk
again and do you have any idea and based on what happened,
in sports. Do you come back and play golf? I know
He comes back. We I mean the total speculation on a par with the guys had like five back
and was just recovering from
one does now. So I would imagine his back
allowed him to compete at the highest level. I think that his
uncle giving question you don't have to be rebuilt. They said they put a rod in his way.
I can't imagine who say they were
a re as a year or two, you know tire will be
Forty seven at that time, forty seven wended that happen very forty five now I just can't see him compete
at the level that he wants to compete at which is at the highest level.
So I think you know if I were
Guessing you know his careers over that's a huge blow yet,
that will even a tiger. You know half of his powers, he still them
compelling television yeah, maybe in sports, but certainly in the world of golf
you know he's the only thing there would be no trumps, everything
My favorite sport, but
Tiger were in contention at a major. Are hell, maybe this?
Any golf term it I'd what
tiger over football
and I think a lot of people were that way. Can we thought we were witnessing history,
even with tigers and personal problems, I think most people
this kind of like Tiger in
please hard, not to like I mean I want
you're, a period where I mean again. I don't follow this stuff, but you know the
of club in the car and the wife was really horrible scene, but
it's hard not to like him. I think
I knew that good. Looking guy, I think p.
We can readily to his. He was
competing AMOS Board, where no one would look like him had ever had that kind of success, and I think
everybody in America
What tiger success and golf represented in
about America em
you know he didn't take big huge, permitted,
who positions, and so every
We could call a rapporteur on the entire world
Dear then, dear old, that's
well. Maybe you did. Maybe you did his your beer black, but all the white people in America, of course, are racist and we secretly hated him some, while all of you that guy who never win couldn't golf courses Lana because it would be a sea wide humanity area,
cheer and this guy on in our brain every moment, and soon
let me let me ask you one more question on this: do you know enough about Tiger Woods
to know how a guy who was built from
beginning of his childhood to compete.
and to play golf and two and then
become such an.
I can add,
forty seven years old, forty five years old, just a kind of not being
do that anymore, not command that spotless
for his athletic ability.
is. How is that going to affect him mentally? Do you have any idea, I think, he's?
Then prepare for that over the last few years, because he's had so many injuries and missed large chump
the time a year on year and a half
century that injury. I think the tiger has authentically
transition into being really into his kids, and I think you would think He'S-
it in a hospital bed like, oh, my God,
Fine, just walk again and play with my kids and help. Myself is golf game and my daughter with her girl came,
We'll be fulfilling enough for a tiger
I want to add one thing: gleamed before we transition the southern elsewhere,
who thought I've heard about tiger in this just the way
The last ten years of his life was gone. It's cool
started remind me of like Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson, with a big part of my child and memories, and I was a big Michael Jackson, Jackson fighting
and then he got involved in controversies in
identity issues and skin. You know who I am the all of their children
and I guess it's like
memories of MIKE or bird. I remember him as much for the tragedies and controversies as I
for his singing career and- and I just sick,
Michael's weirdness, whatever it was. It was born with Michael, I guess he was a
prodigy like Geiger,
drove correct clues dead. You know
made him music music. You gonna be an m. I just
makes me like wow as much as I love Tiger in what he was accomplished:
God would want his life and as much as I love Michael Jackson's, music, I certainly wouldn't want his life. I wouldn't want to be a prodigy
while yet, although Jesus JUICE, you want what, if you were Michael Jackson, but I you know what I think you're exactly right and I think that's why people are paid
so much money in the end is you give up an all,
for law. I mean it's one thing to be a star, especially at their level
but if you are at their level from childhood
you do not have a normal life at all and you kind of demanded in
pound, a Flash Europe. We know a pound of gold, but it doesn't buy back all the things that you lost
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