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Read or Condemn Yourself to Death by Ignorance

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.

The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world.

Wednesday 26th August 2020


Hope this finds you fit and well.

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

China Grows Hungry

Tyranny in NewZealand

NYC Is Dead Forever... Here’s Why

Some Great Tips For Everyday Items We’ve Been Using

Amazing Grace in Cherokee


Speak Up and Gather Your Tribe

Jillian Jensen

Why You Cannot And Will Never "Catch" CORONAVIRUS

Producer To Consumer Ratio - Create!

The Beginning of The End

Web Site Design Elements

Fact: Morrison opposes legislation to absolutely protect deposits


I hope you get something from it!


China Grows Hungry
Buying Food in Beijing

(Tom: Blind Freddie can see with so much of our food capacity owned by the Chinese that this food shortage in China poses a potential threat to our food supply. The least we can do is start to expand our production capacity to meet future shortages. The Bradfield irrigation scheme and others like it that would divert east flowing water over the Great Divide and into the Murray Darling is looking like a very good plan at present.)

Food shortages and economic shortfalls drive Beijing to further extremes.

The leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) knows what’s coming to the people of China: food shortages. That’s the reason behind Beijing’s latest draconian edict to the people, the so-called “Clean Plates Campaign.” Once enacted, the new law will limit the amount of food that people can order at a restaurant and may even extend into what amounts Chinese citizens can consume in their own households.

This latest totalitarian move by the CCP comes on the heels of Beijing’s very public arrest of Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai, whom Beijing designated a threat to national security. The two may not seem related, but evidently, freedom of speech and freedom of dining are both considered by the Party to pose national security risks.

Unfortunately, China has seen a significant rise in China’s food prices, particularly pork, which is the national staple. As of this past July, an almost 90 percent year-over-year rise in pork prices was recorded, and overall food prices rose 10 percent over the same time period.

The Party rightly fears that food shortages and the accompanying inflation can lead to widespread civil unrest in China. What’s more, the shortages aren’t expected to end anytime soon, either. In fact, they will likely grow worse.

Tyranny in New Zealand

Watch and learn how benevolently communists and socialists plan to treat you and your family.

Click the Read More button to view the video:

Empty NYC

One New Yorker's take on the destruction of his beloved city.

Some Great Tips For Everyday Items We’ve Been Using
Mouse Watch

Amazing Grace in Cherokee
The First Peace

Some calm and peace for your day.


Speak Up and Gather Your Tribe
Speak Up and Gather Your Tribe

Jillian Jensen
Jillian Jensen

If you are doing it tough right now, here is an inspirational example of how to respond to adversity.

Watch this then decide how YOU are going to shine and rise above your adversity!

Courage and persistence will take you to the places you deserve to be!

Why You Cannot And Will Never "Catch" CORONAVIRUS
The Crowhouse

A great watch. Only 12 minutes long and a great fear dissolver.


Matches the data I read that a researcher tried to infect 455 other people by exposing them to an asymptomatic person with Coronavirus but NONE of the exposed people tested positive for it!

Does not explain why the highest rate of deaths is among people in nursing homes exposed to coronavirus infected people.

Producer To Consumer Ratio - Create!
Producer To Consumer Ratio

This is true. We need to get more people creating. Which is the opposite of what big business and government seeem intent on bringing about.

If production equals morale and motion equals life then indolence and inaction lower morale and stasis equals death. The longer you are inactive the less alive you are and more dead you feel.

The government lockdowns, especially in Victoria, are lowering morale and life as evidenced by the rising suicides and self harm reports.

I recommend not necessarily breaking the rules but making sure you utilise all the available freedoms you are allowed. Get out and go for a walk each day for the full hour you are permitted. Look at things and extrovert your attention. Going for a walk is the nearest thing to a cure all.

If you can’t walk, spend some time each morning and night looking at things in your house one after another until you feel better.

If you can’t go to work at present, make a list of all the things you have been planning or thought to do and start doing them. Get creating!

The Beginning of The End

The Australian Federal and State governments have been served! Check this out. If they don’t comply legal proceedings will begin on 28th August.

Web Site Design Elements

This article reports survey results for a specific design factor for web sites. Usefulk if you have anything to do with specifying design elements for a web site.

Fact: Morrison opposes legislation to absolutely protect deposits

The Morrison government had an opportunity to settle the growing community concern over the security of bank deposits from a “bail-in”. It has failed. The government’s report of the Senate Economics Legislation Committee’s inquiry into Senator Malcolm Roberts’ Banking Amendment (Deposits) Bill 2020 is full of worthless legal platitudes that cannot disguise the fact that it does not want to give Australians absolute certainty that deposits cannot be bailed in.

If you are concerned about bail-in, do not let your local MP and Senators be fooled by this report. They are the target of the government’s false assurances. Just as the government in 2018 was able to sneak the crisis resolution powers law through the Senate with only eight Senators present and no formal vote, because most MPs and Senators weren’t paying attention, the government has crafted this report to dupe MPs and Senators into thinking Senator Roberts’ bill isn’t necessary.

Call and email your MP and all 12 Senators in your state to tell them this report is a failure, and demand they vote for Senator Robert’s Banking Amendment (Deposits) Bill 2020 when it comes before the Senate.

Always remember, Senator Roberts’ amendment, to ensure the conversion and write-off provisions of the 2018 law can’t apply to bank deposits, should have been considered and debated by the Senate back in 2018. It wasn’t, because after One Nation gave the government notice that it intended to move the amendment, the government offered to get their lawyers to check over the amendment, but while One Nation waited to hear back, the government rushed the bill through the Senate when the One Nation Senators weren’t in the chamber. This dirty act by the government proved its determination to block any moves to explicitly protect deposits from its 2018 law, and it has just demonstrated that determination again in this report.

No hearing

The biggest failing of the Senate inquiry into Senator Roberts’ bill was its lack of a public hearing to test the claims made in the submissions. Not holding a public hearing allowed the committee chair, Senator Slade Brockman, to sign off on a report that accepted the claims of Treasury and APRA without question. A public hearing would have allowed experts to show those claims were badly flawed. Outspoken independent economist and former Liberal Party economics advisor John Adams, a key leader of the campaign to clarify the law, said: “This process was a complete whitewash—it would appear that the committee had already formed an established position irrespective of the evidence.” In his dissenting report, Senator Roberts said: “The committee has failed to get to the truth of the matter.”

The report sticks to the government’s position that amending the law to clarify the protection for deposits is unnecessary because there is already “legislative certainty”. It repeats APRA’s and Treasury’s assertions that deposits are protected by APRA’s mandate, depositor preference, and the $250,000 Financial Claims Scheme (FCS) deposit guarantee. But these assertions have been shown to be false, which a public hearing would have revealed.

One of the most telling lines in the report is its concession that the $250,000 FCS deposit guarantee is not perpetually in force, but must first be activated in relation to a specific bank and the government has discretion not to activate it, which the government has never broadcast. The report states: “While it is a decision of the Treasurer to activate the scheme, it is not clear why the Treasurer would choose not to activate the scheme.” That’s the whole point: such unclarity over what the government touts as the primary protection against deposit bail-in is an important reason to amend the law.

The report asserts interpretations of existing laws and regulations that most MPs would take on faith, but on closer inspection the interpretations are false. An egregious example is this sentence about APRA’s prudential standards supposedly protecting investors in so-called hybrid securities, a.k.a. bail-in bonds, which do have conversion and write-off provisions: “The Prudential Standard ensures ADI [bank] customers do not unknowingly purchase a financial instrument to which the conversion and write-off provisions apply.” This is footnoted to a reference to a Prudential Standard APRA issued in 2015. The problem is, this ignores the fact that in 2017, the outgoing boss of securities regulator ASIC, Greg Medcraft, launched a broadside at APRA precisely for allowing retail investors, mums and dads, to buy these securities without understanding their risks of being bailed in. The UK bans retail investors from buying hybrids because they wouldn’t understand the risks.

Medcraft said in Senate testimony on 26 October 2017: “There are two reasons we believe a lot of the retail investors buy these securities. One is they don’t understand the risks that are in over 100-page prospectuses and, secondly—and this is probably for a lot of investors—they do not believe that the government would allow APRA to exercise the option to wipe them out in the event that APRA did choose to wipe them out.” (Emphasis added.) He added: “Yes, they’ll be bailed in. … I do think this is, frankly, a ticking time bomb.”

For the government’s report to blithely assert APRA’s prudential standard provides protections that in the real world it provably does not, is a demonstration of the committee’s extremely poor and shallow analysis.

Do not accept baseless assurances as guarantees! This report is not the final word on the bail-in amendment; the Senators who will vote on it in November have the final word. Call them and your local MP to demand they support the bill. As Senator Roberts wrote: “If the bill does not have any other adverse outcome and seeks simply to reaffirm the meaning of the legislation currently in place, then there is no reason not to pass the bill.”

Call and email the Committee and Senators!

The bottom line is the Banking Amendment (Deposits) Bill 2020 will put the issue beyond all doubt. If it is passed, there can be no bail-in of deposits! Concerned Australians should flood politicians with phone calls and emails demanding they pass Senator Malcolm Roberts’ bill.

Click here for the contact details of your local MP and state’s Senators.


“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Writer (1749 - 1832)


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 2014-2020 © by Tom Grimshaw - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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