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For those courageous souls brave enough to look and see what is,

who are unwilling to blindly accept

the lies and rules of tyrannical authority.


Wednesday 4th September 2019


G’day,

Hope this finds you fit and well!

Here is a sampling of what crossed my digital desk over the last week.

A giant raft of rock floating in the Pacific could help heal Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Polite Fight

Crayola Lantern

Cutting Hedge Music

Every solar system model you’ve seen is wrong

Secrets Spies And Trials

My Teacher Thought I Was Smarter Than I Was

Tour Guide

2019 Photo Contest

Please Sign To Stop Adani.

Ecosia: Search engine that plants trees worldwide sees 1,150% spike in users as Amazon fires rage

Stop Adani destroying our land and our culture

Hurricane Procedures

Like Versus Love

Happy Wednesday

Don’t Wait Till It’s Perfect

I hope you get something from it!

Cheers!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A giant raft of rock floating in the Pacific could help heal Australia's Great Barrier Reef
 
Volcanic Rock In Pacific
 
 
 

A “raft” of floating pumice rock the size of Manhattan is drifting towards Australia, bringing along with it new marine life that could help with the recovery of the Great Barrier Reef’s corals, half of which have been killed in recent years ...

 
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How Polite Countries Fight
 
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Crayola Lantern
 
Crayola Lantern
 
 
 

I’d be wary of the fumes though...

 
 
 
 
Cutting Hedge Music
 
Cutting Hedge Music
 
 
 

Some of the comments gated a special pension. Here are two.

Aw leaf them alone! They are just branching out into new areas of their music - cultivated growth, if you will. Some would try to box them in but they are going places, building on their roots to find new and interesting melodies.

Even though I have a deeply rooted affection for puns, they really need to trim some of these down. Although I must admit, this tree-o of musicians do seem to be very avant-garden. Maybe we should set them up with a hedge fund so they can really grow their capital. I foreseed great things in their futures.

 
 
 
 
Every solar system model you've seen is wrong
 
Solar System To Scale
 
 
 

An accurate perspective of our solar system.

 
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Secrets Spies And Trials
 
Secrets Spies And Trials
 
 
 

Secrets, spies and trials: national security vs the public’s right to know.

Secrets, spies and trials: national security vs the public's right to know. “I feel we’re living in very dangerous times here in Australia...one day we’ll wake up and wonder how on earth we got here.“ MP

In a Canberra court room one of the most controversial trials ever to be held in Australia will soon get under way. The case is highly sensitive, with key evidence central to the allegations unlikely to ever be heard by the public.

“This could be...one of the most secretive trials in Australian history.“ Former judge

A former spy and his lawyer have been charged with conspiring to reveal secret information relating to an Australian intelligence operation aimed at a friendly foreign government.

“There is a legitimate public interest in knowing what is being tried...That’s difficult to do if a trial, at the pointy end, will be held secretly.“ Lawyer

The two men involved are a former intelligence operative known only as Witness K and his lawyer, the former ACT Attorney-General Bernard Collaery.

“Traditionally, it’s simply not in the public interest to prosecute this kind of thing.“ Lawyer

Witness K and Collaery are accused of disclosing an Australian bugging operation carried out in the government offices of Timor Leste in 2004. It was years after the revelations became public that they were charged.

“There is that I think overall perception that this sort of litigation is a payback, firstly. Secondly, that the secrecy provisions are perceived to be a coverup.“ Former judge

On Monday Four Corners investigates the extraordinary steps the Australian government has taken to prosecute these men and to keep them silent.

“I don’t know what I’m going to be allowed to say in court. I’ve only just been allowed to speak to my lawyers after 18 months...but I’m circumscribed even in what I can tell my own lawyers. It’s an amazing experience.“ Bernard Collaery

The intelligence community argues that prosecuting those that leak is an essential part of our national security.

“If you have everybody going out and saying, well, I don’t agree with something, and disclosing privileged information, then you don’t have an intelligence service.“ Former intelligence analyst

But former judges and senior lawyers who have worked closely with the intelligence agencies say they are deeply worried about the prosecution and the use of the national security laws created in the wake of 9/11.

“I don’t think (these laws) were designed for this sort of case at all.“ Former judge

The program examines the tension between those who say national security is paramount and those who fear the steady encroachment of state security on the public’s right to know.

“I think that for far too long, there has been this notion that, very few people will decide what’s good for us to know, and what’s good for us not to know. And I, for one, am not prepared to give them a blank check.“ Lawyer

 
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My Teacher Thought I Was Smarter Than I Was
 
My Teacher Thought I Was Smarter Than I Was
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Tour Guide
 
Tour Guide
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
2019 Photo Contest
 
2019 Photo Contest
 
 
 

 
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Please Sign To Stop Adani.
 
 
 
 

We need to help preserve our land and water resources. Please help by adding your name to this petition.

 
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Ecosia: Search engine that plants trees worldwide sees 1,150% spike in users as Amazon fires rage
 
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A search engine that puts advertising profits towards planting trees had a surge in users reportedly of 1,150 per cent because of the fires devastating the Amazon rainforests.

Ecosia, which donates most of its revenue to reforestation, enjoyed a spike in popularity last week in response to worldwide alarm over the destruction in Brazil and neighbouring countries.

The rush by internet users to help tree-planting emerged as G7 countries agreed to create a $20m (16.3m) fund to help Amazon countries fight wildfires.

The search engine, whose projects include the Atlantic Forest on Brazil’s east coast, says it can plant a tree every 0.8 seconds thanks to a rise in downloads of its search app and browser extension over recent months.

In reaction to the policies of President Bolsonaro, which have driven tree loss, Ecosia says it has committed to planting a million extra trees in Brazil over six months, reconnecting remaining forest patches. Although the area is 2,500 miles from the Amazon, the company says deforestation there is “oppressive”.

 
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Stop Adani destroying our land and our culture
 
Stop Adani
 
 
 

Adani - don't destroy our land and our culture.

We, the Wangan and Jagalingou people, are the TRADITIONAL OWNERS of the land in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. Coal company Adani wants to use our ancestral lands for their Carmichael coal mine.

We do hereby firmly REJECT a Land Use Agreement with Adani for the Carmichael mine on our traditional lands.

We DO NOT consent to the Carmichael mine on our ancestral lands.

We DO NOT accept Adani’s “offers” to sign away our land and our rights and interests in it. We will not take their “shut up” money.

We will PROTECT and DEFEND our Country and our connection to it.

We call on Adani to IMMEDIATELY WITHDRAW from this damaging project on our land.

Donate to the fight of our people here: http://wanganjagalingou.com.au/donate

 
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Hurricane Procedures
 
Hurricane Procedures
 
 
 

I am in Florida at the moment so this is tropical. I mean topical.

 
 
 
 
Like Versus Love
 
Like Versus Love
 
 
 

May you feel watered!

 
 
 
 
Happy Wednesday
 
Happy Wednesday
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Don’t Wait Till It’s Perfect
 
Don't Wait Till It's Perfect
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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!

Tom

 
 

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 2014-2019 © by Tom Grimshaw - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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