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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 a world of lies.

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If perchance a post of mine you think extreme

heed this from Kahlil Gibran:

“In battling evil, excess is good;

for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth.

He conceals the other half out of fear of the people’s wrath.”

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One of my goals is to think and act as if I fear no man’s wrath or deed.


Observation And Integrity

Wednesday 21st December 2022


G’day,

Hope this finds you fit and well.

So I’ve checked with my legal adviser and on his advice I wish to say the following to all friends, clients and colleagues.

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practised with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practise religious or secular traditions at all.

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2023, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great (not to imply that Australia is necessarily greater than any other country) and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms:
This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.

Disclaimer: No trees were harmed in the sending of this message; however, a significant number of electrons were slightly inconvenienced.

Now we have that joke out of the way, Merry Christmas to you and yours!




Here is a sampling of what recently crossed my digital desk.

I hope you get something from it!

Password Requirements

Fake Invisible Catastrophes

Respect And Discipline

The Good Reset

The Music Past The Wall

Can You Trust Anything In The MSM?

Socialism and the Economy

Power

It’s Never Good News When The Phone Rings At Dawn

CO2 Is Not A Problem!

Santa Logs On

What If We Did What’s Important?

Dinner Date

Paul McCartney and Carl Perkins

Parallel Societies

From J. K. Rowling

Sophocles

Playing For Blood

Good, Evil and The US Constitution

More Brainwashed

Why Did The Powers That Be Sell Twitter To Musk?

Awakening Is Tough For Many

Round Up

Have a great week!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Password Requirements
 
Password Requirements
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Fake Invisible Catastrophes
 
Patrick Moore
 
 
 

A great interview with the author of a book exploding the myths promoted by the merchants of chaos.

 
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Respect And Discipline
 
Respect And Discipline
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
The Good Reset
 
The Good Reset
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
The Music Past The Wall
 
The Music Past The Wall
 
 
 

A friend posted:

This morning before daybreak sitting on my patio, sans tent, I tried again to see beyond and hit the same barrier. I just don’t know how to reach beyond what I now know and know I should be able to reach another level of awareness and knowingness, for it is there, waiting for me to be able to understand, and I just cannot reach it. So I wrote this. There really is a wall, self-imposed or other imposed back in time, to limit our limitless abilities. I want to go back home and make some music there again.
There is a Wall
There is a wall
That I am nearly tall enough to see over
I can faintly hear the music
Being played on the other side
Like no music I have ever heard before on this side of the wall
And others here cannot seem to hear those melodies and harmonies so some think I am crazy but I don’ care
I somehow know I played it
Myself over there
But I cannot find a way back over or around the wall
How did I lose my way? Or why?
I spent my life searching to find the way back
I am so weary of this tuneless plane and make the most of
my days searching and knowing one day I will cross back over
When I have proven my worth if that is the ticket
To cross over and join the band beyond the wall.

I replied:

When is your best time and place to fully connect with your “higher self“. I sometimes get the impression I am operating on two planes, this one here on Earth: a Spirit, Mind and Body combination we know as a person, the other is “up there“ without my body.

Sometimes I feel like I “connect“ with my higher self and see things with new clarity or have a realization.

For me the best time is very first thing after I awake. If I lie there and just let my thoughts take me where they will or put my attention on an area and get into communication with it, sometimes magic happens.

Spot your “best time“ and invest some time there.

My higher self wishes you a better connection with your higher self!

 
 
 
 
Can You Trust Anything In The MSM?
 
Can You Trust Anything In The MSM?
 
 
 

Maybe the weekend’s sports scores. I can see why blokes used to turn to the back pages!

 
 
 
 
Socialism and the Economy
 
Socialism and the Economy
 
 
 

Not that the same could not be said for Corporatocracy and Democracy.

 
 
 
 
Power
 
Power
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
It’s Never Good News When The Phone Rings At Dawn
 
One Peeved Parrot
 
 
 

At dawn the telephone rings.

“Hello, Senor Gene? This is Ernesto the caretaker at your country house.”

“Ah yes, Ernesto. What can I do for you? Is there a problem?”

“Um, I am just calling to advise you, sir, that your parrot died”

“My parrot? Dead? The one that won the International competition or the other one?”

“The champion sir.”

“Damn! That’s a pity! I spent a small fortune on that bird. What did he die from?”

“From eating rotten meat.”

“Rotten meat? Who the hell fed him rotten meat?”

“Nobody senor. He ate the meat of one of the dead horses.”

“Dead horse? What dead horse?”

“The thoroughbred, Mr. Lucky. He died from all that work pulling the water cart.”

“Are you insane? What water cart?”

“The one we used to put out the fire.”

“Good Lord! What fire are you talking about, man?”

“The one at your house! A candle fell and the curtains caught on fire.”

“What the.....!!! But there’s electricity at the house!!!! What was the candle for?”

“For the funeral.”

“WHAT DAMN FUNERAL?!”

“Your mother in law’s. She showed up one night out of the blue and I thought she was a thief, so I hit her with one of your new golf clubs.”

THERE WAS A LONG SILENCE........

“Ernesto if you broke that golf club you’re fired!”

 
 
 
 
CO2 Is Not A Problem!
 
CO2 Is Not A Problem!
 
 
 

The known properties of carbon dioxide means that extra CO2 does not/can not warm the air around us, even if it doubles. This is not opinion, it is scientific fact. More CO2 does not lead to a rise in temperatures, because of the saturation point of CO2. Science talks, BS walks.

Please check this out for yourself and if you find it true, please, please, please, share the heck out of it! We need more truth and sanity in this discussion instead of lies, propaganda, gaslightling and corruption!

 
 
 
 
Santa Logs On
 
Santa Logs On
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
What If We Did What’s Important?
 
What If We Did What's Important?
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Dinner Date
 
Mother And Son
 
 
 

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.”

The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my mother, who had been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my 3 children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.

That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie.

“What’s wrong, are you well?” she asked. My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or surprise invitation is a sign of bad news.

“I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some time with you,” I responded. “Just the two of us.” She thought about it for a moment, and then said, “I would like that very much.”

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary. She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an Angel’s. “I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed,” she said, as she got into the car. “They can’t wait to hear about our meeting.”

We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only read large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips. “It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small,” she said. “Then it’s time that you relax and let me return the favor,” I responded.

During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation nothing extraordinary but catching up on recent events of each other’s life. We talked so much that we missed the movie. As we arrived at her house later, she said, “I’ll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.” I agreed.

“How was your dinner date?” Asked my wife when I got home.

“Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined,” I answered.

A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn’t have a chance to do anything for her. Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place where mother and I had dined. An attached note said: “I paid this bill in advance. I wasn’t sure that I could be there; but nevertheless I paid for two plates one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me.”

“I love you, son.”

At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: “I love you,” and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till “some other time.”

 
 
 
 
Paul McCartney and Carl Perkins
 
Paul McCartney and Carl Perkins
 
 
 

In 1981, just after John passed, Paul and Linda invited legendary rockabilly musician Carl Perkins to stay with them on the Island of Montserrat, where producer George Martin had a studio. Paul wanted Carl’s help in recording a song called “Get It” for his new “Tug of War” album.

It was literally just weeks after John’s murder, and both George and Ringo came to spend time with their former bandmate.

The night before Carl was scheduled to leave, a song came to him that summed up his warm feelings about the visit. The song was so clear in his mind that he didn’t even write it down, which was unusual for Carl.

The next morning he played the song, “My Old Friend”, for Paul and Linda, ?explaining that it was a gift for having him as a guest.

Halfway through the song when Carl sang the words “if we never meet again this side of life, in a little while, over yonder, where there’s peace and quiet, my old friend, won’t you think about me every now and then?”

Paul stood up and abruptly left the room with tears streaming down his face.

Not sure what had just happened, Carl stopped playing, and Linda hugged him. She thanked him for helping Paul grieve, explaining that he hadn’t been able to fully break down since John passed.

Paul later explained that the last words John spoke to him in the hallway of the Dakota building were “think about me now and then old friend”.

Thank you to Boris for this story and photo.

 
 
 
 
Parallel Societies
 
Parallel Societies
 
 
 

The solution has been in front of us the entire time... ...parallel societies!

 
 
 
 
From J. K. Rowling
 
J K Rowling Quote
 
 
 

One of the many things I learned at the end of that Classics corridor down which I ventured at the age of 18, in search of something I could not then define, was this, written by the Greek author Plutarch: What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. That is an astonishing statement and yet proven a thousand times every day of our lives. It expresses, in part, our inescapable connection with the outside world, the fact that we touch other people’s lives simply by existing.

Whatever happens to your body, your soul will survive, untouched.

 
 
 
 
Sophocles
 
Sophocles
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Playing For Blood
 
Intensity Level
 
 
 

My elder daughter once said her impression of the unspoken Grimshaw family motto was, “Win or die trying.” If you have ever played the game Spoons with her you’ll appreciate her level of dedication to winning the game.

 
 
 
 
Good, Evil and The US Constitution
 
 
 
 

I saw this quote from one of America’s founding fathers, who well foresaw future problems, and thought to share it with you:

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” - John Adams

Over the last 75 years America’s religious influence and moral standards have been under relentless attack.

You get a group like psychiatry who come along with the express purpose of destroying the moral fibre of the citizen so they can have unfettered reign over all for the sole puropose of destruction and you can clearly see the source of the problem. If this strikes you as a strange statement then you are uninformed as to psychiatry’s intent and actions. Let me share with you Brock Chisholm’s statement from 75 years ago so you can better understand the source of the degradation this civilization. It has nothing to do with guns and everything to do with the person holding them. Just as accidents are not caused by cars they are caused by drivers.

“The reinterpretation and eventual eradication of the concept of right and wrong are that belated objectives of nearly all Psychotherapy.” Brock Chisholm

“To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men, their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism, and religious dogmas.” Brock Chisholm

In closing, if you have strayed from the fold, reconnect with your Church. This is not plug for any particular Church, I don’t care what Church you were in, if you have stopped going, reconnect. Religion, not science, was the greatest civilizing influence this planet enjoyed. That’s why it is under so much attack from those who would destroy this civilization.

Of course there will be those who denounce the harms done by various members of religions, and rightly so, but don’t let their harms stop you from creating a better group! You are more powerful and influential than for which you give yourself credit!

 
 
 
 
More Brainwashed
 
More Brainwashed
 
 
 

I wrote the following this morning then tonight this meme arrived. A perfect match!

I am coming to the viewpoint that it is best to provide data as clearly as possible with no attempt to “prove” it or “convince” a person or worse, enforce the data on another, as their acceptance of a datum is more dependent on their awareness level than on our ability to persuade.

This does not absolve one from the responsibility to ensure the datum is true and as clearly as possibly presented at the level of the receiver’s comprehension. And often times to repeat our message as we have all experienced first hand having our own realization the umpteenth time we read or heard something.

Of course this is not good news to those of us who have a vested interest in other people making the correct decision. So it behooves us to keep aspiring to perfection in application of the Two Rules For Happy Living I came across some time back:

1. Be able to experience anything.
2. Cause only those things which others are able to experience easily.

If interested, you can read more about them here:

https://www.livinginwellbeing.org/what-are-the-two-rules-for-happy-living/

 
 
 
 
Why Did The Powers That Be Sell Twitter To Musk?
 
 
 
 

Hold your horses and see how this plays out:

Click the Read More button to view the video:

 
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Awakening Is Tough For Many
 
Awakening Is Tough For Many
 
 
 

Saw this as a repost and the reposter commented “Every single word of this resonates with me.“

I felt for both of them and was pleased that my previous occupations, training, learning and disposition have landed me where my son said to me once, “You are very comfortable in your own skin.“

I think that’s a compliment! At least, that’s how I took it. And it is a pretty fair assessment. You could line the rest of the 8 billion inhabitants of this mudball up to all tell me I was wrong and unless they could give me valid data I did not have when I made my assessment, I would not agree with them. I read once that was a good definition of personal integrity, observing to observe what you observe. And personal integrity is something I value highly and aspire to.

Now, how do I help my newly awakened friends past the trauma caused by lack of agreement with the majority? After all, agreement is what we have been pointed in the direction of since we were born. Do or say things with which other people disagrree and we are punished, one way or another.

So the first thing is how to share your newfound enlightenment with others.

I think the first thing is to decide if you want to keep your friends and relatives comfortable being with you. If you do, remember to take things on a very gentle gradient when you are talking to them. After all, you have awakened to a reality that to many is a pretty mind-boggling scenario.

I have found that providing data does not work. It’s just like water off a duck’s back when it hits up against contradictory data. And I learned the first barrier to learning is thinking you know it all already. My best effort to overcome this attempts to bypass this barrier by asking questions.

This was an excellent suggestion I heard, to ask questions to get them to look. Socrates used this method centuries ago to get people to look and learn for themselves, that’s why it is called “the Socratic Method”.

One way to start is by referring them to media articles (’cos they trust the government and media implicitly) that lead them into the subject. Start with mild things before gradually building up to the gob-smackers. I’ve created an article that lists some of the many questions that could be asked. It’s here: https://www.tomgrimshaw.com/Covid_Education.html

“Did you see so-and-so got done for corruption?” referring to a recent newspaper article opens the door better than “Nearly all politicians are bought and paid for members of a global elite who want 95% of us dead.” There are a lot of steps between those two statements. You have travelled those steps, they haven’t. So expecting them to jump from where they are to where you are is a big ask.

And, “Did you see the article on Pfizer’s rap sheet?” rather than, “All vaccines do harm and the Covid one is a kill shot!” Again, there is a long way and a lot of data between those two statements.

The second item I will take up in this article has to do with correctly estimating the amount of effort required to produce a desired result. After all, if you choose to open a large safe door with the same amount of force you would use on a fly screen door you won’t budge the safe door an inch! The corollary of that is equally unworkable. You’d pull the screen door off its hinges!

So it pays to keep in mind correctly estimating your audience when considering what to share with them.

And finally, as a gift to you, here is one piece of wisdom that has stood me in extremely good stead before, during and after the height of the insanity, the Two Rules For Happy Living.

1. Be able to experience anything.
2. Cause only those things which others are able to experience easily.

If interested, click the Read more button to learn more about them:

 
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Round Up
 
Round Up
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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