James P. Gray has been a trial judge in Orange County, CA, since 1983 and was the 2012 Libertarian candidate for VP. In the first half, he outlined various issues with the criminal justice system. After his last appearance on C2C, he received many letters from inmates in multiple prisons around the US (Coast is a popular show among the incarcerated). Many of the letter-writers proclaimed their innocence, and Gray believes that a number of people have been falsely imprisoned. He recently spoke with the Director of the Innocence Project in San Diego, who said that during his years investigating cases, he has personally walked out of jail some 19 or 20 inmates who turned out to be "factually innocent."
The death penalty is antiquated, barbaric, and doesn't work, Gray remarked. Cases go on forever, costing the taxpayer seven times the expense to prosecute as a life sentence. Further, "tough on crime" and "three strikes" stances have caused an over-incarceration in the US-- with just 5% of the world's population, America has a staggering 25% of the world's prisoners. Gray also commented on the divisive political climate we live in and bemoaned the lack of the spirit of compromise, which used to be a staple of Congress. His new book, "2 Paragraphs 4 Liberty," promotes libertarian values and respect for one another.
Paul Anthony Wallis is a speaker and author of books on spirituality and mysticism. In the latter half, he discussed the mythologies of ancient Sumeria, Mesoamerica, and Greece and how they reveal a profound secret about human origins, hidden in plain sight in the Old Testament. Specifically, he believes that the Book of Genesis contains clues that refer to extraterrestrial visitations and influences, derived from earlier sources. Various descriptions of anomalies like the snake in the Garden of Eden, the Tower of Babel, and the Great Flood can be understood in a different light, he suggested. If you interpret the plural word "elohim" as the "powerful ones" rather than God, you can see how elohim could acutally be referring to the "Sky People" or Anunnaki from the Sumerian texts, he explained.
Through the lens of looking at the Bible as coming from Sumerian sources, a diverse array of the Sky beings emerge, often in conflict with each other, he continued. The Greek gods overlap or run in parallel with the Sumerian stories along with Native American, Norse, African, and other cultures, he added. "I do think that our mythologies carry a memory of our ancestors' contact with ET species," he argued. As possible evidence, he cited the likely discovery of King Gilgamesh's tomb in Iraq in 2003-- Gilgamesh was described in the Sumerian tales as a hybrid of human and Sky being. Yet, no DNA testing of the remains was ever reported (view related video from Wallis).