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The Orville – Episode 3 – 09/21/17 – Hulu []

I applaud Seth McFarland for taking the supreme risk of being socially relevant. By the ending, we can assume this part of the Orville’s overall story is not over.

One of the things I’ve liked about this vehicle from its inception, has been the character development.

Anyone who’s been in the military or in an intensive team work environment recognizes how REAL these folks COULD be, barring alien physiology. Everyone has quirks, phobias, private demons, and like us societal boundaries ingrained from birth.

To function to our maximum potential, we must evolve around and above such things, as will the crew of the Orville.

McFarland has already reached that hazy place in the geopolitical universe, that like ocean maps in earlier years were simply marked, “beyond here there be dragons”.

Perhaps as he and the Orville take them on, the rest of us might be inspired to engage our own…and friends, there has NEVER been a more crucial time.

Science and an evolving planetary environment are and will continue to force us to confront the most basic tenets of what makes us what.

We face challenges that will determine whether we will survive, let alone thrive.

That a staple MSM provider like FOX is giving McFarland such an open canvas to work with is a surprise – one I hope they don’t capriciously take away.

Not every PTB entity will be comfortable with the direction the show is going.

I AM, and highly recommend it.

Some commenter decried it for “too much talking – not enough action”.

To them I suggest avoiding such plays as “The Deputy” and “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf”….I’ve seen both and have never forgotten them.

If it stays the course, McFarland, rather than spewing another prime time “send up”, seems charted for a flight through such heady spaces.

R Andrew Ohge aka Rex Dexter 09/22/07 []




The Empire Strikes Back: DEA Quietly Announces “Schedule I” Status For CBD Extracts To Comply With United Nations Demands… CBD Prohibition? Hemp Industry Disputes – Dec 16, 2016 – By Mike Adams

[Ric/Rex Says: “When Did WE Vote For The DEA To Comply With ANYTHING That Globalist Shill Committee EVER Has To Say About Things SOVEREIGN To “WE THE PEOPLE”

The DEA Best Start Remembering WHO Pays Their BILLS – Anyone Else Tired Of The DYSFUNCTIONAL THRALL OUR Government SEEMS To Be Held In THRALL BY The U.N. & Their OLIGARCH Controllers?  

But This Affects Me & MANY Others Directly. 

I Have 4 Weeks To Gather Enough Money To Lay In A Supply Of CBD OIL Before I Can No Longer Buy It[Until The DEA Is STOPPED! 

My E-Mail: IS Also My PayPal I.D.

Send What You Can For Me-But Also Make Sure Those YOU Care For Aren’t Cut Off From This Life-Changing, Or As It IS In MY Case, LIFE-SAVING MEDICINE!”] 

In case you didn’t notice, the war against human freedom is now in full force across the entire establishment:

Big Media, Big Pharma, Big Government, Big Banks and Big Agriculture are assaulting our bodies and minds by the hour, it seems.

The latest salvo in that war happened just a day ago, as the DEA quietly added all cannabinoids (including CBD) to its “Schedule I” classification of controlled substances in a new ruling that goes into effect on January 13, 2017. 

(Be sure to also read the hemp industry’s response below, which confirms “The sky is not falling…”)

ACTION ITEM: Sign our petition that asks the incoming Trump administration to legalize CBD supplements nationwide:

Via the Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 240, published Wednesday, December 14, 2016, “Rules and Regulations” []:


Drug Enforcement Administration

21 CFR Part 1308

[Docket No. DEA–342]

RIN 1117–AB33

Establishment of a New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract

AGENCY: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice.

ACTION: Final rule.


The authority citation for part 1308 continues to read as follows:
Authority: 21 U.S.C. 811, 812, 871(b), unless otherwise noted.

Section 1308.11 is amended by adding paragraph (d)(58) to read as
follows: § 1308.11    Schedule I.


(58) Marihuana Extract—(7350)

Meaning an extract containing one or more cannabinoids that has been derived from any plant of the genus Cannabis, other than the separated resin (whether crude or purified) obtained from the plant.

In effect, the DEA has, completely outside any act of Congress, created an entirely new “Schedule I” controlled substance it calls “Marihuana Extract” (note the spelling with an “h” rather than a “j”). This “Marihuana Extract” is, according to the DEA, any extract containing “one or more cannabinoids…”

CBD is, of course, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. It’s just one of over a hundred cannabinoids found in hemp extracts, which also include CBD-A, CBG, CBC, CBN and so on.

Sign our petition at this link to ask the Trump administration to protect access to CBD products and keep the DEA’s hands off natural medicine from Cannabis. []

The sky is not falling! Hemp Industry Association responds…

From the Hemp Industry Association, here’s a thoughtful response on all this, which insists the DEA’s new classification is not a show-stopper []:

Yesterday the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a Final Rule on the coding of marijuana extracts.

Unfortunately some misleading media stories and social media postings lead quite a few people to panic at reports that CBD was being banned under this new rule.

The Sky is NOT Falling.

The Final Rule published by DEA did not change the legal status of CBD.

This can only be done by a scheduling action which has NOT occurred.

HIA has carefully reviewed this with our legal advisors and discussed it with industry experts.

While there are some differing opinions on the effect of the rule, there is general agreement that yesterday’s ruling did not change the status of CBD. Here are some important facts to know:

1. Cannabidiol is not listed on the federal schedule of controlled substances
2. Sec. 7606 of the Farm Bill defines hemp as distinct from marijuana and does not treat it as a controlled substance when grown under a compliant state program
3. Despite these facts, DEA has stated that CBD is a controlled substance previously
4. HIA strongly disagrees with the DEA position and is ready to take action to defend should DEA take any action to block the production, processing or sale of hemp under Sec. 7606
5. The Final Rule published on December 14th was not a scheduling action but rather an administrative action related to record keeping
6. The code assigned to “marihuana extract” in the rule is “Administration Controlled Substances Code Number” for the purposes of identification of substances on registration forms
7. The rule was originally published as a proposed rule in 2011 BEFORE the Farm Bill and didn’t mention CBD or hemp
8. DEA confirmed to a reporter from the Denver Post that this was an administrative action and did not change the status of CBD in federal law

So what does this all mean?

We believe the DEA rule on “marihuana extracts” was not directed at hemp derived CBD products and has been in the works for 5 years.

We also believe there is no imminent change in DEA policy regarding hemp derived CBD products.

For now, we want to urge everyone to calm down and continue with your businesses.

We also hope that in future, reporters will take the time to get the facts before posting misleading stories about hemp and CBD.

DEA Is Obedient To United Nations Globalists 

[Ric/Rex Adds: This MUST The End For The DEA-It Is Must Be Abolished And Replaced By An Entity Loyal To It’s Oaths To The ConstitutionNOT TO Globalist Political CABALS!]

This was all done, says the DEA, to comply with “Under international drug control treaties administered by the United Nations.”

According to the registry entry, the DEA needed to create a new Schedule I classification for CBD in order to “better account for these materials in accordance with treaty obligations.”

In other words, the DEA is claiming they are beholden to globalist treaties as the reason they need to criminalize CBD as a Schedule I Controlled Substance.

The move is described as an effort to “bring the US into compliance with international drug-control treaties,” reports

Such action is an admission that the federal government is really just an obedient lapdog of the United Nations. []

That same article confirms that the DEA considers CBD to be a Schedule I substance that’s illegal to possess:

In the DEA comment on the entry, Rosenberg directly addressed the question:

What if it’s only cannabidiol (CBD) and no other cannabinoids?

The agency’s response: “For practical purposes, all extracts that contain CBD will also contain at least small amounts of other cannabinoids.

However, if it were possible to produce from the cannabis plant an extract that contained only CBD and no other cannabinoids, such an extract would fall within the new drug code” and therefore remain federally illegal.

In other words:

The DEA is confident that it can find enough traces of other cannabinoids in your CBD oil to arrest and prosecute.

And if they can’t, they still have the option of arresting and prosecuting based on the CBD oil itself.

By this same definition, grocery store-bought hemp seeds would also be illegal to possess, by the way, because even hemp seeds contain trace amounts of CBD.

Big Pharma Behind The Scenes

The DEA’s new ruling openly admits it was strongly influenced by Big Pharma, which asked the DEA to classify all cannabinoids as Schedule I drugs, not just CBD or any other isolated compound.

From the Federal Register:

Another comment from a pharmaceutical firm currently involved in cannabinoid research and product development praised DEA’s efforts to establish a new drug code for marihuana extracts as a means to more accurately reflect the activities of scientific research and provide more consistent adherence to the requirements of the Single Convention.

However, the comment expressed concerns that the proposed definition for the new drug code (i.e. ‘‘meaning extracts that have been derived from any plant of the genus Cannabis and which contain cannabinols and cannabidiols’’) is too narrow.

The comment suggested that the broader term ‘‘cannabinoids’’ be substituted for ‘‘cannabinols and cannabidiols.’’

The comment pointed out that other constituents of the marihuana plant may have therapeutic potential.

The comment further clarified that the broader term ‘‘cannabinoid’’ includes both cannabinol-type compounds and annabidiol-type compounds, as well as cannabichromene-type compounds, cannabigerol-type compounds, and other categories of compounds.

Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment Currently Protects CBD Consumers In 28 states… But It Could Vanish In April, 2017

Even under the DEA’s new Schedule I dictate, consumers of CBD products will enjoy state-level protections in at least 28 states thanks to the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, passed in 2014.

That law essentially prohibits federal DEA agents from going after CBD consumers in states where medical marijuana is already legal.

That amendment, however, must be renewed every year.

It was just renewed a week ago, on December 9, 2016, “as part of the continuing House resolution known as HR 2028, which funds the federal government through April 28, 2017,” reports Leafly.

“When that resolution expires next April, so does the protections afforded by Rohrabacher-Farr. Unless it’s renewed once again.”

What this means is that CBD protections for consumers in 28 states will likely expire in April of 2017.





The Industry Plans To Fight The Absurd DEA Classification With Lawsuits And Petitions

The CBD industry, naturally, is planning on waging a fierce battle to keep CBD products legal in all 50 states.

Via Leafly:

Robert Hoban, a Colorado cannabis attorney and adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver, raised the notion that the rule itself may not be lawful.

“This action is beyond the DEA’s authority,” Hoban told Leafly in an interview late this afternoon.

“The DEA can only carry out the law, they cannot create it. Here they’re purporting to create an entirely new category called ‘marijuana extracts,’ and by doing so wrest control over all cannabinoids. They want to call all cannabinoids illegal. But they don’t have the authority to do that.”

The CBD industry, in fact, has been looking for an opportunity to challenge the DEA in court, and it looks like that time has arrived.

SIGN OUR PETITION at this link, asking the Trump administration to protect consumers’ access to CBD products:

Consumers in many states may have just 30 days to acquire CBD products before sales are halted by many companies.

One large CBD extract producer told Natural News, “We’ve been advised by our attorney to halt CBD sales outside our home state in 30 days.”

That company plans to announce to its customers that they have 30 days to purchase their products, after which they plan to pull all sales except for inside their home state.

Other CBD producers are poised to fight the DEA regulation with federal lawsuits. With the DEA’s enforcement of its cannabis regulations up in the air — and with lawsuits from private industry on the horizon — 2017 looks to be a year of unexpected twists and turns for hemp extract producers and consumers.

Natural News will continue to cover the news on all this, including publishing on

My personal analysis, by the way, is that the DEA’s ruling will not stand for long. 

It will be either narrowed through clarification or rescinded.

But you never know for sure, especially when the DEA wants to wage a large power grab just in time for the new incoming administration which may be rather hostile to medical marijuana.


Bernie Sanders for President – His Tour Of Iowa 

[From An Email To Me This Morning]

Richard – [Me aka Rex Dexter]

My wife Jane and I just had an amazing weekend in Iowa.

Thousands of people came out across the state to support our campaign, from Boone and the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding in Clear Lake, to the State Fair Soapbox, and over to Dubuque.

We wanted to say thank you, Iowa, for being so welcoming to us, and show you a little bit about our time here this past weekend.

Check it out, and then ask your friends to join our campaign.

We kicked off the weekend at the Ames Farmers’ Market.

Jane and I bought some food, flowers, and spices, and then I spoke a little bit about our campaign, met with voters, posed for a few selfies, and even played with a band.

Later, in Boone, Iowa—population 12,000 or so—more than 600 people turned out for a town meeting.

Then it was the big event: the Iowa State Fair.

A CNN reporter said we “got the largest crowd of any candidate I’ve ever seen give a speech here at the state fair.”

Iowa State Fair

Iowa State Fair Attendees Pick Sanders Over Clinton


By Bradford Richardson – Aug 17, 2015

“Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the favored Democrat among Iowa State Fair attendees, according to results of an informal poll posted on the Iowa secretary of State website.

The poll shows Sanders leading Hillary Clinton 49 percent to 45 percent. Clinton opted not to speak at the Des Moines Register soapbox during her appearance at the fair, while Sanders spoke to a large crowd on Saturday.”

More About The State Fair:

Bernie Sanders Draws More People Than Clinton Or Trump With Crowd That Stopped Iowa State Fair

By Jason Easley – Aug 16, 2015

“Chuck Todd reported on Meet The Press that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders drew more people to the Iowa State Fair than Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

Todd said that the Sanders crowd was so big that it stopped the fair.

Before bringing in Sanders for an interview, Todd said, “From my three days in Iowa, it’s clear to me that the Bernie Sanders phenomenon is very real. The Vermont Independent Senator is attracting huge crowds.”

After bringing in Sanders, Todd continued, “I have to say I was both in Clear Lake watched you there, watched you in Soapbox. You had so many people, the fair stopped. Forget Trump. Forget Hillary Clinton. I think you might have had the biggest crowd yesterday.”

It is nice of the mainstream media’s Captain Obvious to finally pick up on what the rest of the political world already knows.

Bernie Sanders is drawing huge crowds all across the country.

Apparently, Chuck Todd wasn’t convinced when 28,000 showed up in Portland, Oregon, and 27,500 people came out for Sanders in Los Angeles.

Todd had to see it with his own eyes to make sure that the people were there, and that liberals were telling the truth.

As annoying as it might be, the validation of a key Beltway insider like Chuck Todd is important for the Sanders campaign and for the movement that the candidate is constructing.

People inside Washington are beginning to recognize the power of Bernie Sanders.

This matters because, even if Sanders does not win the Democratic nomination, he will return to the Senate as one of the most popular and powerful senators in the country.

When the mainstream media takes a candidate seriously, their ideas get taken more seriously, and Bernie Sanders has a lot of good ideas.

It is no surprise that Sanders drew a potentially bigger crowd than Clinton or Trump. In fact, I discussed this possibility less than three days ago on this website.

Sen. Sanders is rising to help shape the future and direction of this country. Sanders is getting so popular that even Chuck Todd can see it.

The next wave of change is coming to America, and it is being led by an Independent Senator from Vermont.”

Then we stopped by to see a few friends in Iowa City on Saturday night.

Iowa City

The next day brought us to Cedar Rapids to open our campaign office, and 250 folks—including people, dogs, and babies—came out for the event.

At the Scott County Democratic Party Picnic, Maria Bribriesco delivered a passionate and moving introduction of me.

She spoke about her upbringing as a “Chicana of American and Mexican descent” and her father’s struggle to find work, despite being a World War II and Korean War veteran.

Her family eventually decided to become migrant farm workers in order to survive—“we worked so hard, but we were still living in poverty… something’s not right.”

Maria said her family’s struggles led her to embrace Cesar Chavez’s two great lessons—there is “dignity in work” and “strength in unity.”

Finally, we closed out the weekend with a big town hall in Dubuque—more than 2,000 people of all ages came out to a college gymnasium, complete with homemade signs and plenty of enthusiasm for our campaign.

Bernie 2016 Political Revolution

We have the momentum.

Thank you for being a part of our campaign—can you please ask your friends to join you?

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