In the first half, ecological biologist and 30-year expert in alternative fuels and sustainable agriculture, David Blume, discussed the hemp and cannabis industries and how they were suppressed but are now enjoying a comeback with many inspiring applications. Investment is huge in the new market for cannabis (including $4 billion from Corona), he reported, and by some estimates, the legal market could have an annual business of $500 billion, internationally. Blume said he's been working with "cannabusinesses" or "cannaindustry" to encourage them to use alcohol instead of propane to make cleaner versions of medical byproducts such as CBD oil (derived from hemp, and showing promising health benefits).
He also updated his work on the ecological benefits of alcohol-based fuels-- many gas stations sell fuel with up to 15% alcohol, raised up from 10%. Blume noted they could sell gas with up to 30% alcohol which vehicles could run on without any modifications. Maritime and freighter ships are powered by a type of diesel fuel that is far more polluting than autos-- one big container ship, he cited, makes as much pollution as 50 million cars! Alcohol fuel for the ships would go a long way in cleaning this up, he added. Blume was enthusiastic about neighborhood microgrids, a new trend for supplying electricity, which could help counter power shortages and endeavors that use up a lot of the supply.
Grammy-nominated rock musician, Merrell Fankhauser, is also a long-time UFO researcher. In the latter half, he discussed evidence that the lost continent of Mu or Lemuria can be found in Hawaii. His curiosity was first piqued at this possibility after reading one of James Churchward's books on the topic, suggesting that the islands of Hawaii were the mountain peaks for the lost continent. After moving to Maui in 1973, he went to watch the sunset on top of Haleakala Crater, and at nightfall, he and a group witnessed a silent blue pulsating light appearing over the crater. Two other lights came out of the object, and they started shining a beam that formed a tetrahedron-- an inverted pyramid. After four minutes, the lights merged and then shot straight up into the sky. This incident led to the first song he wrote that was inspired by a UFO.
When exploring a jungle in Maui, he found a stone walkway, but his guide warned him of a legend not to go down there because you could be taken by the people of Mu. Fankhauser decided to investigate anyway and saw what looked like a Mayan or Incan stone platform with four pillars (carbon dated to at least 10,000 years old). He crawled along a sidewalk that had to have predated a thousand-year-old lava flow above it and hiked off-trail to a pyramid, which National Geographic speculated may have been just the capstone of a much bigger structure. Fankhauser also talked about the underwater anomaly off the coast of Malibu and how Chumash Indians say it was built by the people that were there before them.