In the first half, author, researcher, and columnist Jerome Corsi argued in favor of the abiotic oil theory, as opposed to the fossil fuel explanation, which persists because oil companies can claim scarcity and charge more for their product, he pointed out. No dying dinosaurs, ancient forests, or any biological organisms are responsible for the creation of oil; rather it's produced constantly within the mantle of the earth, he stated, adding that Peak Oil is a hoax, and we have an abundance of oil at deep earth levels. Further, he continued, there are a number of techniques to synthetically make oil, and some of this knowledge has been deliberately suppressed.
One such technique called the Fischer Tropsch Process was developed by the Nazis in WWII. Though this process turned out to be an expensive way to synthesize oil, such formulas have proven to be key in understanding how the Earth makes oil, "and really can be applied to see how much various kinds of hydrocarbons exist in our solar system," he said. "People would like to believe that wind or solar are solutions," but when they've been tried, as well as alternative fuels like ethanol, such "green" energies have proven to be neither economically viable nor efficient to produce, Corsi maintained. If the United States would remove some of its restrictions, such as on offshore drilling, it could be the leading nation of oil production by 2017, he commented. For more, see a recap of Corsi's previous appearance on this topic.
Appearing in the latter half, Clint Werner, who has worked in the field of preventive health for over 25 years, discussed how certain chemicals called cannabinoids (found in marijuana plants) have amazing healing properties, and can protect the brain by reducing inflammation. One cannabinoid, CBD, is not associated with psychoactive effects, but is being bred into plants because it has medical value such as protecting the eyes of diabetics from retinopathy, he reported. It's been found that cannabinoids have a multi-faceted ability to shrink and inhibit tumors, as well as kill mutated cells, he continued.
While marijuana has traditionally been used to alleviate symptoms from chemotherapy treatments, it's now being experimented with to see if it can function as a chemo agent itself, he detailed. For instance, a concentrated form of cannabis oil taken orally has been shown to shrink or eliminate tumors, he said. Werner also spoke about the struggles of the medical marijuana movement. Though legal in states like California, the situation is complicated by the plant being illegal on a federal level, and some users and providers are still prosecuted. He believes legalization of medical marijuana is inevitable, with possible passage of laws in Colorado and Oregon on the horizon. For more, check out a video of a speech Werner gave at Seattle Hempfest 2012.