|Date:||Saturday - March 9, 2013|
|Host:||John B. Wells|
|Guests:||Greg Hunter, Maurice Cotterell|
In the first half of the show, John B. Wells welcomed investigative reporter Greg Hunter, who provided updates and analysis on several current events. He commented on the drone attack that killed American teenager Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, son of radical Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, pointing out that "his [only] crime was DNA." Hunter questioned using drones for political executions in nations with which the U.S. is not at war, such as Pakistan and Yemen. Any American caught plotting against his country should be arrested and tried by a jury, not murdered, he opined. Hunter observed that Senator Rand Paul's filibuster brought attention to the government's use of lethal drone strikes on citizens and wondered why more politicians did not come out against this affront to due process. He also criticized America's seemingly ambivalent foreign policy which funds al-Qaeda in some countries, such as Syria, while killing it members in other places around the world.
"We are in the process of a [financial] collapse right now," Hunter continued. The Federal Reserve is printing $85 billion every month to prop up banks through the purchasing of toxic mortgage-backed securities and treasuries, he reported. In addition, each year the government spends $1.1 trillion more than it takes in, he said. According to Hunter, as soon as the Fed stops pumping money into the system interest rates skyrocket, the stock and housing markets implode, and hyperinflation dramatically devalues the dollar. He insinuated that the impending collapse and ensuing civil disorder is why the Department of Homeland Security recently acquired assault weapons and 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. Hunter expects hyperinflation will start by the end of 2014, and recommended preparing by storing food and water and buying physical silver and gold, as the wealthy have been doing.
In the final two hours of the program, scientist Maurice Cotterell discussed the sun's recent pattern of activity. We are currently in a sunspot maximum but seeing very few sunspot cycles, he explained, noting how cycles sometimes get massive peaks with little activity between. Cotterell explained his 'rotational differentiation' method, which he uses to calculate the cycles. He expects a peak in sunspots around June or July. Cotterell briefly covered the relationship of the sunspot activity to astrology and pointed out how past civilizations had a more advanced understanding of the signs of the sun. He shared his theory that sunspots appear as dark areas because light waves are being deflected by intense magnetic fields within the spot. He also talked about how particles ejected from the sun strike the Van Allen radiation belt and affect human brain development and activity. "Babies born this year [during sunspot maximum], for example, will be more likely to develop schizophrenia later on," he revealed. The sun affects our biorhythms and every single part of our daily life on Earth, Cotterell added.
Asteroid Buzzes Earth
A giant space rock the size of a city block (460-feet long and 210-feet wide) whizzed past the planet on Saturday. Asteroid 2013 ET posed little threat, though, as the flyby occurred about 2.5 times the Moon's distance from Earth. Slightly disconcerting is that the asteroid was detected by astronomers only a week ago. If the asteroid had struck Earth, it could have destroyed a small city. More at RT.com.
Bumper music from Saturday March 09, 2013
- Midnight Express (The Chase)
- Cruising the Galaxy
- Gringatcho Demento
- My Maria
- Banana Republic
- Myopic Void
- The Sun
- I Talk To The Wind
- Vasoline Machine Gun
- Inca Dance