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Glenn Beck goes off grid
Off Grid ^ | December 14, 2011 | Nick Rosen

Posted on 01/02/2012 10:18:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

US Shock Jock Glenn Beck’s Internet-only network is launching a series aimed at showing people how to move off-grid.

GBTV, which the conservative firebrand launched as he was exiting Fox News this past spring, is prepping Independence U.S.A.

The series follows the Belcastro family as they try to live “off the grid” in a post-apocalyptic America. That’s near identical to the History Channel’s Apocalypse, PA, in which the same heavily-mustachioed lead character Frank Belcastro introduced himself by declaring: “My name is Frank and I’m not crazy. I know the world’s not ending anytime soon. But just in case, I want to be ready.”

Belcastro and his family will do such things as build a car that runs on wood in the event that gasoline supplies are interrupted; become an expert hunter in case grocery stores are no longer in existence; and make his own alcohol for barter on the off chance the dollar collapses.

“Independence U.S.A. is the perfect way for GBTV to enter the reality genre and promises to be an entertaining and informative look at how one family tries to grapple with their concerns for America,” says GBTV programming president Joel Cheatwood of the series, which will be jointly produced by GBTV and The WorkShop. Adds Belcastro: “This show, for me, is a fun and sometimes funny way to get people to open their eyes and see what’s going on. Americans are so reliant on the infrastructure around them but when you can create something with your own hands and everybody works as a team, everybody does a part, you can focus on the positive of this.”

The reality entry will join a slate of original programming that includes Liberty Tree House, Mercury Theater and the comedy news show The B.S. of A, along with Beck’s two-hour show, which s broadcast live weekdays from 5 to 7 PM.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Outdoors; Politics; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: beck; glennbeck; preppers; survivalists; television

1 posted on 01/02/2012 10:18:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does anyone get this service? I never run into anyone that does and most of them listen to him on the radio. You just never hear anything about GBTV anywhere.


2 posted on 01/02/2012 10:24:03 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you go off grid does that mean you also have to go off your meds?


3 posted on 01/02/2012 10:26:36 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Lazlo in PA

I subscribe to it and I think it’s awesome!


4 posted on 01/02/2012 10:32:29 PM PST by Tamar1973 ("Never care what the other guy has, it is not yours and someone always has more."--isthisnickcool)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I owuldn’t be surprised at all if we are all off the grid sooner rather than later.

But at least we got green energy to rely on, yeah.


5 posted on 01/02/2012 10:34:44 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

He has a great show every night. You can watch him on your P.C. or get a little device called a Roku.


6 posted on 01/02/2012 10:45:58 PM PST by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: Lazlo in PA
Does anyone get this service? I never run into anyone that does and most of them listen to him on the radio. You just never hear anything about GBTV anywhere.

I've been monitoring GBTV progress, but haven't joined yet. What is amusing are the Anti-Beck types spewing their venom on his discussion board....who have obviously purchased an annual subscription in order to do so. And there are quite a number of them. Can anyone explain that for me? Buying a membership simply to dump on Glenn. Just goes to show that: in Allah's garden there grow many kinds of radishes.

7 posted on 01/02/2012 10:56:34 PM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: rwoodward

Got a Roku this Christmas from the wife and was debating getting GBTV just to test it out. I like Brian Sack and I see he has a show on the network. I just never hear anything about the network good or bad except on the radio from Glenn.. It is strange


8 posted on 01/02/2012 10:59:04 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

GBTV is great. A super value for the money, and his show is better with 2 hours a night.


9 posted on 01/02/2012 11:07:48 PM PST by Wingy (Don't blame me. I voted for the chick. I hope to do so again.)
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To: chris37
I owuldn’t be surprised at all if we are all off the grid sooner rather than later.

I can nearly assure you that if Obama wins the election FR will end up off grid.
Many of us will learn more about being on grid and meeting death panels.
10 posted on 01/02/2012 11:14:13 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: Scooter100

He has a discussion Board? I was ranting about the last one he has which he launched in 2005 having been closed in 08. If he launched I new one I was not aware. I would enjoy posting with people who think a like. But if the anti-beck crowd got in then it should like Hannity forums where the left walked into the site to trash everyone against them. made for some interesting discussions.


11 posted on 01/02/2012 11:34:09 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: vbmoneyspender
Only if the pharmacist / doctor prescribing them isn't amenable to "working" with you.

I suspect that's going to become somewhat difficult...

12 posted on 01/02/2012 11:34:58 PM PST by raygun (http://bastiat.org/en/the_law DOT html)
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To: Scooter100

What’s the link? He obviously is not promoting it and that could why the only ones finding it are from the left.


13 posted on 01/02/2012 11:39:45 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: chris37
I owuldn’t be surprised at all if we are all off the grid sooner rather than later.

I heard spell check doesn't work off-grid.

14 posted on 01/02/2012 11:43:10 PM PST by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: Scooter100

I found the board. It is new because about5 months ago I was on FR telling a person that the old board was gone and I actively searched for it and could not find it. I haven’t been at his site in a few weeks despite having a subscription. I see the link.


15 posted on 01/02/2012 11:44:13 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Gonna share?


16 posted on 01/03/2012 12:01:21 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am a “townie”, with a skill-set that demands I make my living in the big city. Unable to afford a farm with plow-share and horses to go with it.....my catastrophe planning kit presently includes a cyanide tablet and a stack of Grateful Dead albums.


17 posted on 01/03/2012 12:28:19 AM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Mozilla

Hi, sorry I got distracted. I was referring to http://www.theblaze.com/ where you can post comments, but need a membership. His other Radio/TV site is getting huge with many different shows and services. He must be doing ok, one would have to guess.


18 posted on 01/03/2012 12:48:11 AM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Scooter100

Sorry again, here..... http://www.glennbeck.com


19 posted on 01/03/2012 12:52:12 AM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I’ve had it long before he even announced GBTV. It was called Insider Extreme at that time. GBTV is great. You can watch the shows live or on demand archive all the way back to his first show on September 12, 2011. I have the $9.95/month plan. It’s worth it. In two hours on his own network, he’s able to cover subjects better and in more depth than he could on FNC.


20 posted on 01/03/2012 1:00:58 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Scooter100

You don’t need to pay to post at The Blaze or to listen to his radio show on his website.


21 posted on 01/03/2012 1:02:36 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Brian Sack has two shows, "The B.S of A" which is a comedy show and "Mercury Theater" which is a show that plays TV shows from the Golden Age of television.

I haven't watched it much, but I think "The B.S of A" is on once a week, every Friday, and "Mercury Theater" is on weekday afternoons before Glenn Beck's show.  I watch Beck live online and "Mercury Theater" on demand in the evenings.

22 posted on 01/03/2012 1:07:53 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I tried to leave messages a few weeks back, but couldn’t. It’s a big site now and you need membership for a lot of it. To be truthful, I forget exactly where I was trying to post in the system when it asked for a log-in. So many sites want money now, it’s hard to decide.


23 posted on 01/03/2012 1:14:20 AM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Scooter100

The board is like this site, it’s free to join and you need a screen name. The Blaze is not part of the GBTV subscription.


24 posted on 01/03/2012 1:16:54 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I went off the grid by purchasing a home in the beautiful Honduras countryside far, far away from Obamamerica’s increasingly onerous and soaring taxes, restrictive regulations, and political oppression. And I’m not alone. When I ask one Honduran who had returned to his homeland after living for 15 years in the US (legally), he replied in a single word: “Freedom.”


25 posted on 01/03/2012 4:14:27 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: Lazlo in PA
We subscribe to GBTV. We thoroughly enjoy it. Looking forward to Glenn getting back from vacay today.

He moved to Texas over the CHRISTmas break. Should be an interesting show.

You can get his internet show for free for two weeks. It's not one of those gimmicky deals where you get two free weeks if you sign up for a year.

GBTV.com

26 posted on 01/03/2012 4:22:48 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

The first channel I turn on when I get home from work use to be FOX News. Now it is GBTV. And my 10 year old loves Liberty Treehouse the show geared for kids.


27 posted on 01/03/2012 4:46:15 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

Same here. The only show I watch on Fox News anymore is Red Eye. At least the guys on Red Eye know they are being farcical. If that’s even a word.


28 posted on 01/03/2012 4:50:12 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I get it. I subscribed the first week. It was like $60-70 for the year.


29 posted on 01/03/2012 4:53:02 AM PST by riri
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To: NavyCanDo

Same here. I find FOX to be controlled opposition anymore. I rarely tune in.


30 posted on 01/03/2012 4:54:17 AM PST by riri
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bookmark


31 posted on 01/03/2012 4:59:08 AM PST by GOP Poet (Time for Bambi and his commie crew to go.)
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To: Texas Eagle

I recently discovered Red Eye & I love it! I have even been known to give up my beloved nap after work to watch. I wish it was on later.


32 posted on 01/03/2012 5:06:30 AM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: leaning conservative

Great show. I love it. You need to get yourself a DVR.


33 posted on 01/03/2012 5:14:55 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“Does anyone get this service? I never run into anyone that does and most of them listen to him on the radio. You just never hear anything about GBTV anywhere.”

I do, and although his show is good, I’m seriously thinking of cancelling. I’ve always been a GB fan, but he’s wearing a little thin with me lately. He recently announced another upcoming event called “Restoring Love”-——really? Yet another one? And the title just strikes me as too touchy-feely. Also, GBTV customer service is HORRENDOUS. For quite a while I had to spend hours on the phone——two hours holding, another hour talking——trying to get the problems with the service ironed out, and then they would start again the next day. Then Glenn shut down the phone customer service line, and left only an email option, which was pointless. I would email with my problem and get a robotlike response which said I needed to get high-speed broadband (which I have).


34 posted on 01/03/2012 7:35:38 AM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: Barnacle

That’s okay, because my speedy fingers do.


35 posted on 01/03/2012 7:36:47 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: JSteff

They would do well to watch “The Obselete Man”.


36 posted on 01/03/2012 7:37:39 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The biggest problem is A/C. If I could run a compressor without A/C I would be completely off the grid. Right now I heat my house with wood. I have a propane tank that runs the H20, frig. I still am on the grid ONLY because of A/C. If I could live without A/C I would be independent.


37 posted on 01/03/2012 7:44:27 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: chris37

You may be righter than you know. We are setting up an alternative off grid electrical system to use when the grid goes down or when the smart meter decides we have used our alloted KW for the month and shuts us off. We are going to suck as much electric off the grid as possible and save our system for when the train runs off the tracks. Probably the only thing we will have to give up is AC in the summer. Its goin to be mighty sticky in GA. LOL!!


38 posted on 01/03/2012 8:28:22 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

bump


39 posted on 01/03/2012 8:30:11 AM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: chris37
With Obamba's War on CoalTM and insane new EPA regs, I expect chunks of the U.S. will get a taste of being off the grid for a time, perhaps as early as this Summer.
40 posted on 01/03/2012 8:51:54 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I try to listen to Beck on the radio, but I can’t stand the two guys he has on with him yucking it up. I don ‘t know how he expects people to believe he is drawing attention to grave matters when every comment is accompanied by a live laugh track.


41 posted on 01/03/2012 9:03:32 AM PST by elvis-lives
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