In the first half, analyst Craig Hulet offered commentary on current events, terrorism, and world conflicts. "It looks to me unbelievably clear that money is going to buy the presidency, and Jeb Bush will be the next president," he declared, adding that in about 10 years, "you and I will not recognize the domestic United States of America." The US, he suggested, has become a corporate regime, and there's an incredible amount of wealth and power in the hands of the very few. It isn't about the people voting any longer, as "every senator and congressman, and the president, is bought and paid for-- they're civilian contractors. It's an oligarchy...which means the money elite runs this country," bankrolling specific candidates that kowtow to their views, Hulet continued.
There's no question any longer that Saudi Arabia was behind the 9-11 attacks, Hulet reported, and this information has been whitewashed by the FBI-- an FBI official actually went to Senator Graham's house and told him to back off on any revelations. He also touched on conflicts around the world including Ukraine, as well as ISIS-- whose attacks he believes are orchestrated by America's corporate overlords in order to have a rationale to seize control of various Middle East and African countries. One of the biggest calamities for the US was the financial bailout of 2008-- $73 trillion ended up being absconded from the Federal Treasury and Federal Reserve and moved to overseas tax havens, he contended.
In the latter half, broadcast and print journalist Gary Grossman discussed his research into the chasm between deep time (the scientific estimate that Earth is 4.6 billion years old) and a young Earth (the claim that the planet is only 7-8,000 years old put forth by some religious groups). This was the backdrop for his new novel, Old Earth (video trailer), which also delves into ancient civilizations, shadowy secret societies, the secret Vatican archives, and an astounding discovery that asks, "If you had to leave your footprints in the sand billions of years ago, how would you do it?"
One of the communications such an ancient civilization might have left behind could have employed prime numbers, which have a universal value, Grossman suggested. His novel, a geological thriller, uses Galileo as a character circa 1601 when he makes a surprising discovery while on a cave exploration, and flashes forward to today, when a group of paleontologists make a similar find on a dig in Montana. John Greenewald of the Black Vault, whom Grossman modeled the character "Richard Greene" after in his novel, also joined the conversation for a segment. In the book, the Greene character reveals various amazing human artifacts that date back millions of years.
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