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Baby boomers make up one of the fastest growing age groups to embrace marijuana. One study found a 71% increase in marijuana use among adults aged 50 and older in the last decade.

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In California, seniors are getting together to sample weed-laced lip balms, topical ointments, and tinctures in Mary Kay-style parties at their retirement communities.

Baby boomers make up one of the fastest growing age groups to embrace marijuana. One study found a 71% increase in marijuana use among adults aged 50 and older in the last decade.

A San Francisco-based startup is capturing their interest with direct-sales events inspired by the cosmetics companies that have done the same for decades.

Octavia Wellness has 50 employees, called wellness consultants, who tour California’s senior communities — those geared towards active adults — and host parties that educate residents on the medical uses of cannabis. The startup specializes in non-smokeable materials, like oils and tinctures, that provide relief without the high.

Since the company’s pilot program launched in 2016, Octavia Wellness has expanded from a team of three to over 50 and raised over…

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By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor

Following yesterday’s tragedy in Manchester, the term “false flag” is the hot new meme.

A scandal has developed in the UK as Labour Party activist Debbie Hicks is being shouted down by the Establishment for pointing out that Theresa May will hugely benefit from the 22-22-22 Manchester spectacle. As the Daily Mail reported:

Labour Apology

The Daily Mail informs us:

Miss Hicks, who last year stood for Labour in the local elections in her hometown of Stroud in Gloucestershire, wrote: ‘What has happened in Manchester is awful and my thoughts are with the families.

‘However I cant help thinking this is wonderful timing for Theresa May.

‘It is well known that politicians use events as part of their campaigns or messages.’

And it wasn’t just Debbie Hicks suggesting the 22/22/22 Manchester event was a false flag. The Mail reported “a slew” of Twitter comments all agreeing that this looks like a false flag. One was from X-factor star Steve Brookstein.

false flags aren't imaginery

Even CNN is calling this a likely false flag! And get this – Infowars is OUTRAGED! Has the world turned upside down?

When a suspected false flag raises its ugly head, the first question is always: Who benefits?

The upcoming British election, scheduled for Thursday, June 8, pits Establishment front-woman Theresa May against insurgent Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.  Corbyn, a supporter of the 9/11 truth movement, was a close friend of former Environment Minister Michael Meacher, who died mysteriously shortly after agreeing to push for an independent British investigation of 9/11.

As I wrote shortly after Meacher’s death:

Meacher suddenly dropped dead “after quite a short illness.” He had been in perfect health, and was mounting a low-key campaign to open an official inquest into 9/11 on behalf of British victims’ family members. Meacher’s death is just one of many – most notably that of WTC-7 demolition witness Barry Jennings – that were all-too-convenient for the forces behind the 9/11 cover-up.

The  British Establishment (led by the City of London banksters) will stop at nothing to make sure that 9/11 truth supporter Jeremy Corbyn – who is also a threat to expose the elite pedophile network – loses to May. And the obvious way to do that would be to stage a huge false flag to make the sheeple “rally ’round the Union Jack” behind their current leader, Theresa May.

VT editor Ian Greenhalgh points out that “it is very significant they chose to attack young people, as Corbyn’s support is by far the strongest amongst the young.” The strategic political choice to attack young people is reminiscent of the 11/13/15 attack on Paris’s Bataclan theater. That attack, many analysts have suggested, was designed to curtail the surge of support for Palestine among the French jeunesse.

Ian continues: “I’ve been to concerts in that venue, you can’t get in without being searched and that goes back as far as seeing ACDC there in 1994. They have bars inside where they sell alcohol, so they search everyone for bottles, cans etc. There is always a big pile of confiscated bottles by the door. So if they weren’t searching people, I bet it wasn’t the usual security people. That in itself smells of op”

Corbyn, like martyred American president JFK, is a sworn enemy of Israel’s nuclear program. He is pushing for “a political process to decommission Israel’s nuclear arsenal.”

Source: Manchester false flag: “Man, 22, kills 22 on May 22”

How Do We Build Movements That Can Win

Naomi Klein (2017)

In this presentation, Naomi Klein  outlines the strategy she feels grassroots activists need to pursue to resist the growing attacks on working people while building build a genuine alternative to post industrial capitalism. It’s very similar to the one Kali Akuna proposes (see Don’t Just Fight, Build).

While she begins by focusing on climate change, she heavily emphasizes that environmentalists alone can’t solve the crisis of catastrophic climate change – that it will require a large diverse coalition of activists organizing around a broad array of environmental and social justice issues. While she doesn’t state directly that it’s impossible to prevent climate change under capitalism, this is strongly implied.

Another concept Klein stresses is the importance of radical ideas in creating the conditions for major reform. She gives the example of the calls for socialist revolution following the 1929 Depression and during the Vietnam War – how serious discussion of revolution scared the corporate elite so much that they granted major economic reform (the New Deal) under Roosevelt and major environmental reform under Nixon (creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, etc.).

Klein also gives the example of the Leap Coalition in Canada, which is working for bold social and environmental justice reforms, as well as the development of community controlled energy systems (similar to Germany’s) – where the profits from energy production fund community services, such as teaching, daycare and senior care – rather than distant corporations.

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“The one clear message the Beijing meeting sent out to the world is that America’s «unipolar» vision of the world was dead and buried. Even among Washington’s longtime friends and allies, one will not hear Donald Trump referred to as the «leader of the Free World.”

Tales from the Conspiratum

“The United States is a power, a second-rate one that happens to possess a first-rate nuclear arsenal.”

“The one clear message the Beijing meeting sent out to the world is that America’s «unipolar» vision of the world was dead and buried. Even among Washington’s longtime friends and allies, one will not hear Donald Trump referred to as the «leader of the Free World.”

Source: World Leaders Gather in Beijing While the US Sinks into Irrelevancy

http://www.strategic-culture.org

Wayne MADSEN

20.05.2017

While vaudevillian comedy-like shouting matches broke out in the West Wing of the White House between President Donald Trump and his senior advisers and between the White House press secretary and various presidential aides, world leaders gathered in Beijing to discuss the creation of modern-day land and maritime «silk roads» to improve the economic conditions of nations around the world. Nothing more could have illustrated the massive divide between the concerns…

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Kim Dotcom has just released his official statement regarding Seth Rich’s involvement in leaking Democratic National Committee documents to Wikileaks (prior to his murder). In it Dotcom states that Rich (using the alias Panda) contacted him about starting a branch of Dotcom’s Internet Party in the US. Panda advised him that he was working on voter analytics tools and other technologies that the Internet Party may find helpful. They communicated on a number of topics including corruption and the influence of corporate money in politics. Elsewhere Dotcom has claimed he facilitated the leaking of DNC documents (by Rich) to Wikileaks. Full statement at Dotcom’s website http://kim.com/

Finding Truth In an Illusory World

SOURCE

by SGT, SGT Report:

Kim Dotcom has released his official statement about Seth Rich being the DNC Wikileaks information provider. The entire statement can be read HERE. Kim Dotcom says, “I KNOW THAT SETH RICH WAS INVOLVED IN THE DNC LEAK,” and he has announced his willingness to travel to the United States to share his full statement and to provide all evidence that he has in support of his claims.  “If my evidence is required to be given in the United States I would be prepared to do so if appropriate arrangements are made. I would need a guarantee from Special Counsel Mueller, on behalf of the United States, of safe passage from New Zealand to the United States and back.”

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Yeah right. Exploiting and cheating drivers was all a mistake.

peoples trust toronto

After recently promising to take steps to boost drivers? wages, Uber Inc. has admitted that, over the last two-and-a-half years, it ?mistakenly? underpaid drivers in New York City.

The company claims it came forward voluntarily after discovering the issue, which, considering how the company has seemingly bounced from one PR crisis to the next, is probably a smart move. Uber’s highly-paid communications team has hopefully learned by now that sometimes it’s better to get out ahead of the story – because then you can shape it on your own terms. A few months back, the company announced that it had ? again, ?mistakenly? ? underpaid drivers in Philadelphia.

Uber is, somewhat expaseratingly, the most highly valued startup in the world with a valuation of nearly $70 billion, even though it lost nearly a billion dollars in the fourth quarter of 2016, and has beencalled ?a cash-burning machine? by one…

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Britain’s Bernie Sanders. I wonder if the UK is as good at vote rigging as the US – I’m sure the CIA will be happy to help them out.

OffGuardian

While May dodges questions and makes limp speeches to tiny pre-selected audiences, Corbyn’s campaign is attracting large crowds all over the country. The news cameras are there, the journalists follow along, but very little to nothing of the size and enthusiasm of Corbyn’s rallies makes it onto the nightly news in the UK


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