In the first half, author and researcher Steve Quayle reported on the seismic activity along the Cascadia fault lines in the Pacific Northwest, which could rival the risk of the Yellowstone caldera (view related material, including a video trailer). When Americans hear the word volcanoes, they automatically jump on board "the Yellowstone is going to blow" bandwagon, he cited, even though the odds of this occurring are much lower than what could happen in the cascade range in Washington, Oregon, and Mt. Shasta in California. The deadly explosion of Mt. St. Helens in Washington state, he noted, was the largest North American volcano in decades, and spewed gas and ash 100,000 feet into the upper atmosphere. Of recent concern, he said, is a continuing earthquake swarm in the Ridgecrest, California area, which began after several earthquakes, including a 7.1, hit near the secretive military base in China Lake (in the Mojave Desert).
We're looking at pressure building in the Pacific Northwest in places such as Mount Rainier and Mount Hood, and there could be a massive eruption as large as 10.2 on the Richter scale, he warned. This would be devastating to nearby communities and makes the San Andreas fault pale by comparison. There is a one in three chance of a substantial Cascadia eruption in the next 10 years, he said, which is backed "by some of the most prominent geologists, volcanologists, and people at university levels," who are featured in his forthcoming documentary. Those who live in vulnerable Northwest coastal areas need to have an escape plan in place, and should watch for quake swarms that could indicate a larger event is brewing, he advised.
On November 22nd, 1963, Pres. John F. Kennedy was assassinated under circumstances that remain controversial to this day. In separate hours, Prof. Paul DeBole and author Ed Haslam offered their alternative narratives to the lone gunman theory. First up, DeBole commented that the Warren Commission functioned to "rubber stamp" the FBI investigation, and rushed the completion of its report in time for the 1964 election. They failed miserably in interviewing many of the witnesses from Dealey Plaza, including those who heard gunshots coming from the Grassy Knoll, he noted. One witness they did talk with was Secret Service agent Forrest Sorrels, but they never asked him about shots from the Grassy Knoll, or what he saw and heard in the moments of the assassination. DeBole also noted that the Orville Nix film caught details missed in the better-known Zapruder footage, including mysterious puffs of gunsmoke that possibly indicate a weapon was fired from the direction of the Grassy Knoll.
Ed Haslam detailed the connection between the murder of New Orleans cancer researcher Dr. Mary Sherman and Lee Harvey Oswald. He concluded that Oswald was an intelligence operative and may have been set up as a patsy and silenced because he knew about a plan to co-opt Sherman's research into making a bioweapon. He believes that Oswald was tasked with derailing the JFK assassination, but at the moments of the fatal shots, he was actually getting change for the Coke machine at the lunchroom of the Book Depository.