A trial judge in Orange County, California since 1983, James P. Gray, was the 2012 Libertarian candidate for Vice President. In the first half, he discussed how government is all about money and the various ways that personal freedoms are being sold-out to vested interests. He shared updates on drug legalization and de-criminalization, education reform, flat tax proposals, and health care. Regarding drugs, people should be held accountable for their actions, he said, but not treated as a criminal just because of the substances they put in their bodies. "To put people...that stumble into these addictions into jail or fear of the criminal justice system is inhumane and simply flat out wrong," he declared.
He advocated for a simplified flat tax, such as no one pays tax on their first $30,000 of income, and then everyone pays 10 cents on each dollar after that. Instead of welfare programs, Gray suggested a "safety net" in which the poor would receive $15,000 a year, and "then, if they would earn a dollar, they would lose 50 cents of that stipend all the way up to to $30,000, so they'd always have the incentive to earn the extra money." Regarding health care, he proposed that vouchers could be given to those in need, which could be used in the private sector, rather than the government. Many government programs don't work, and have no penalties when they fail, he added.
Author and researcher, Mary A. Joyce, is the editor of the Sky Ships over Cashiers website which features cutting-edge and unusual topics. She detailed her work investigating a variety of anomalous phenomena in her home state of North Carolina. This includes underground military bases located near well-known tourist attractions in the state, yet, so well camouflaged that few people know they exist. According to a source she interviewed, a city-sized secret base that is totally self-sufficient, is located underneath PARI, an astronomical education and research center, located about an hour from Asheville.
A number of North Carolina mountains such as Whiteside seem to be magnets for UFO sightings, and there have been Bigfoot reports in some of the same areas, she noted. Joyce also shared her research into the Cherokee 'Little People.' After WWII, a digging and expansion project began at what is now Western Carolina University, and "they found networks of little tunnels" square cut in red clay, as well as small skeletons, though it seems to Joyce that there's been an effort by the University to cover-up these findings. Reportedly, the university also has two giant skeletons stored away, each with six toes.
News segment guests: John M. Curtis, Lauren Weinstein
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