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Wednesday 19th April 2017


Hope this finds you fit and well. Here is a bunch of what crossed my digital desk over the last week. I trust you get something from it!

A Quote From William Wordsworth

The best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.

British poet William Wordsworth (born April 7, 1770) was a key figure in the Romantic Age, which privileged emotion over reason and was seen as a cultural revolt against the Industrial Revolution.

I Wouldn't Change My Kids..
I Wouldn't Change My Kids..

Boy THAT's sure the truth!

In War on Child Porn, US Turns Wounded Soldiers Into Hunters
Vets Against Child Abuse

Here's some REALLY good news, for our children, the vets and our society!

Protect Koals and Our Environment
Koala Sleeping

CSG mining is so destructive as to be appropriately labelled environmental insanity.

People, koalas and the environment should be protected from this insanity.

Please sign the petition...

PR and Marketing Lessons

Great read from Susie and a fascinating look at the manipulative shenanigans behind the scenes. Where on Earth did ethics and doing the right thing go? Were they ever there? Is an ethical society a new thing we need to bring into being? I’m thinking so.

From Susie...

Now, whatever your opinions on Trump, this is a very interesting video to watch - and to understand... See, by trade I am a graphic designer and as a part of my degree, I've studied marketing and the history of marketing. Later, working as a designer and senior designer for industries like health (The Cancer Council), media (Foxtel), finances (MLC) and the government (departments of Health, Eductation and Fair Trading), I have often observed and applied various marketing tactics to achieve a certain outcome - a desired effect to benefit my client.

This is where a designer's true value lies - not in making pretty pictures but in projecting ideas, in creating desire, manipulating the reality. It's important to understand this because our society today is entirely run on marketing. ENTIRELY. Whatever you think your thoughts are on ANY given subject, it is important to understand that someone, somewhere GOT PAID to come up with an idea, a viewpoint, a desire, and that huge campaigns have been crafted to get the public to agree or disagree with these ideas.

Mind-boggling but true, and you can see it done in EVERYTHING, good or bad: politics, foods, immigration, vaccine-safety, health foods, medicine, even general ideas...

Do you know, for instance, that the whole idea of babies sleeping away from their mothers only came about (read: was artificially created and promoted) in the last century, in conjunction with the industrial revolution and the businesses of war, when the traditional family model was shattered and both men and women were needed in the workforce? For thousands of years babies have slept with their mothers but since mothers now were needed elsewhere, a method was created to detatch them from their children at an early age (and children from their mothers), promoting co-sleeping unsafe and old-fashioned...

This is around the same time formula was being pushed as superior to breast milk and the crying-it-out method was introduced - these were all deliberate ideas, created for a specific purpose, and then huge campaigns were created and experts paid for to lend their support. CRAZY!!

This video is quite informative on how some of these tactics work, and marketing is not only used for products.

When I did my degree, one of my lecturers introduced this subject to us by stating that in the state of war, WE - the designers (together the other creative professions) - would be the first ones to be targeted and killed off. Because we UNDERSTAND how masses are manipulated, because WE CAN manipulate the masses, because WE ARE TOO DANGEROUS. So this knowledge is dangerous... But so, so VITAL in this world!!

You have to be able to see through propaganda, you absolutely must keep looking for information yourself and draw your own conclusions based on what you find - everything today is rigged; in this capitalistic society, you can bet your life on that EVERY SINGLE VIEWPOINT being pushed is a paid-for marketing campaign. Marketing is the science on how to make people like or dislike something. Look, like most people I know I have been disgusted at how on earth Trump got into this position - yet now, having watched this video, I recognise soooo many things that we have been fed already based on these smearing campaigns... Maybe he is not such a bad guy after all? What is the truth? Who knows...

“Fake news” is absolutely real but who is spreading them?? We really need to be aware and awake and not just blindly follow what we are being fed. Question everything!!

Live as best as you can and don’t go crucifying others for their decisions - either they are being unawarely manipulated or they have woken up and done their own research - in any case, our compassion and understanding toward one another needs to be much stronger than the drive for money!!

Peace & Love.

Off my soapbox now...

Click the Read More button to view the video:

Petition To Retract False Conclusion

Lancet Psychiatry: Retract the ADHD-Enigma Study. tHIS STUDY FALSELY CONCLUDED PEOPLE WITH adhd HAVE SMALLER BRAINS WHEN SUCH WAS NOT THE FINDINGS OF THE RESEARCH. In fact kids with ADHD have higher IQs on average.

5 Ways To Be a Boss Your Employees Love

According to the Great Boss Assessment survey done by The Purposeful Culture Group, only 45% of respondents say their boss inspired their best efforts each day. And, it gets worse. A survey conducted by The Social Workplace reveals that 75% of employees don’t quit their jobs, they quit their bosses. Don’t fret just yet – with patience and time, you can learn how to be a better boss, bring out the best in your employees and boost your business productivity. Check out our 5 tips below.

The Irony Is Strong With That One
The Irony Is Strong With That One

Everything You Want Is On The Other Side Of Fear

I just saw a video by Will Smith that I really liked!

Click the Read More button to view the video:

How Crooked Is The System? This Crooked

If you could cheat the government out of tens of billions of dollars and get fined $200 million and not have to make restitution for the money you bilked, how likely would you be to do it again? (Given that you were crooked enough to do it in the first place.)

Wry smile time...
CIA Think Tank


Until next time,
dream big dreams,
plan out how to achieve them,
be continually executing your plans,
enlist people to your causes,
travel and/or read widely, preferably both,
all the while observing what you observe
rather than thinking what you are told to think,
think well of your fellow man,
take time to help your fellow man,
he sorely needs it and it will help you too,
eat food that is good for your body,
exercise your body,
take time to destress,
and do the important things
that make a difference -
they are rarely the urgent ones!



Most of the content herein has been copied from someone else. Especially the images. My goodness some people are talented at creating aesthetics! The small bits that are of my creation are Copyright 2014-2017 © by Tom Grimshaw - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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