what is being said
"Thank you for permitting me to be on your show. Great questions."
"Ian, you're a good man."
"Thank you Sir!! It was a pleasure talking to you and your audience."
I lived in Merida MX (2003) for a couple years at the turn of the century. There I met an American (in Valladolid) raising his kids who introduced himself to me as a former LA based journalist in exile now in Mexico. Interestingly enough it was also in this town and at this time that I met and shook hands for former Mexican President, Vincente Fox. Anyhow, this American told me that I would think that he was crazy but that one day I would remember his words and realize he was not. That point came the Fall of 2016 when I discovered the corporate interests involved in the ZIKA scare that came ashore Miami. He, lets call him "Jeff", told me many things but most alarming was that the Bush Family, was directly behind 911 and that, at the time - as a journalist based in Los Angeles, he was on the verge of bringing froth MAJOR research in a high profile article, when the FBI forced him out of the country and threatened taking he and his family's life. Sure enough I thought he was crazy...not only did I think he was CRAZY, I thought he was BEYOND crazy. Like most Americans I was blood thirsty for those nasty "terrorists" after 911 and I was a finger snap close to joining the Marines to fight them. The same innate response I go when I heard a crop duster buzz over my head and spray my neighborhood with a toxic pesticide. Completely against mine and others will and a total invasion of mine and their airspace. Take a moment, breath and try to envision what that might feel like. A plane flying over your head dropping a bomb and you can do nothing about it but... scream? Yell? Put on a gas mask? What held me back from joining our wonderful military was there was no army attacking the US continent and I felt it not a worthy cause to "defend" and go fight an enemy on their land - half a world away. The "enemy" may have been be somewhat invisible but, I wasn't going to fight for freedom on someone's else "home". That made no sense to me and it was that decision that actually lead me to walking a much more peaceful life in Merida. When I returned to San Francisco (2005) I befriended a local banker. He told me about Jekyll Island and book by, now former guest on program, G Edward Griffin. A few years passed and another guy I befriended, this time in S. Carolina, started telling me about his research on Jekyll Island. The two stories seemed to mesh. Being just a few hours from where I was in S Carolina, I took a visit to the island there in Georgia. It was actually the location of the first trans-continental telephone call. Alexander Graham Bell. A nice relaxing place.