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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.


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.”


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

Observation And Integrity

Wednesday 13th December 2023

G’day #Name#,

Hope this finds you fit and well.

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

I hope you get something from it!

Biden Admin Threatens Americans

Be One Of The Rare People

Aunt Jemima

James Cameron

Emotion vs Logic - Heinlein

Just ’Cos Trouble Comes Visiting

WEF Are Terrorists

Sobering Truth Re Time With Kids

One Doesn’t Grow Old

John Riddick’s First Speech To NSW Parliament

Caring Saves Lives

Wise Words From A Baseball Coach

Meta Knowingly Harmed Kids’ Mental Health for Profit

Covid The Great Revealer

Disinfo Correct Source

A Short Story About Decisions

NAB To “Debank” Customers

If I were going to commit a genocide

Time To Ban Fossil Fools

’He’s not going to survive this’: Netanyahu in hot water after NYT report on Hamas attack

Have a great week!

The Great Taking
The Great Taking
The Era Of Free Is Over

(Tom: I knew the goal “You will own nothing and be happy”. (Thanks Klaus and the other tyrants at the WEF!)

I knew the imediate financial impetus, the empty pension funds, and the fact that this had been in planning for at least 30 years courtesy of Catherine Austin-Fitts

And I read that many are predicting a rough ride next year. But even their predictions are flavoured by a strong normalcy bias as evident in this article:

But I did not know the legal basis of how it was to be accomplished. This author has done the hard yards and established HOW they plan on stealing trillions. This makes it possible for those who know the mechanics to take action now to avoid being one of the victims.

I strongly encourage you to make watching this a priority.)

Exposing ’The Greatest Crime Ever Contemplated’

In “The Great Taking” documentary now airing on CHD.TV, former hedge fund manager David Webb takes the audience step by step through his forensic investigation into the legal, financial and regulatory changes that have set up “the greatest crime ever contemplated … the planned confiscation of everyone’s global securities assets.”

Webb, author of a book by the same title, exposes the “scheme by central bankers to subjugate humanity by taking all securities, bank deposits and property financed with debt.”

“Legal certainty has been established that the collateral can be taken immediately and without judicial review, by entities described in court documents as ’the protected class,’” Webb says in the film. “Even sophisticated professional investors, who were assured that their securities are ’segregated,’ will not be protected.”

Biden Admin Threatens Americans
Biden Admin Threatens Americans

The insanity/blackmail ratchets up a notch.

Be One Of The Rare People
Be One Of The Rare People

Aunt Jemima
Aunt Jemima

“The branding of the syrup was a tribute to this woman’s gifts and talents. Now future generations will not even know this beautiful woman existed. What a shame. The world knew her as “Aunt Jemima”, but her given name was Nancy Green and she was a true American success story. She was born a slave in 1834 Montgomery County, KY. and became a wealthy superstar in the advertising world, as its first living trademark. Green was 56-yrs old when she was selected as spokesperson for a new ready-mixed, self-rising pancake flour and made her debut in 1893 at a fair and exposition in Chicago. She demonstrated the pancake mix and served thousands of pancakes, and became an immediate star. She was a good storyteller, her personality was warm and appealing, and her showmanship was exceptional. Her exhibition booth drew so many people that special security personnel were assigned to keep the crowds moving. Nancy Green was signed to a lifetime contract, traveled on promotional tours all over the country, and was extremely well paid. Her financial freedom and stature as a national spokesperson enabled her to become a leading advocate against poverty and in favor of equal rights for all Americans. She maintained her job until her death in 1923, at age 89. This was a remarkable woman, and sadly she has been ERASED by politics. I wanted you to know and remind you in this cancel culture time period.” (From Kasandra on

James Cameron has written & directed 3 of the top 4 highest-grossing movies of all time (Avatar, Avatar: The Way of Water, and Titanic).

Before he made movies, Cameron was a truck driver.

He didn’t go to film school.

Instead, on the weekends, he would go to the library and.. “I’d pull any thesis that [University of Southern California] graduate students had written [on] anything that related to film technology,” Cameron explained.

“And for the cost of xeroxing (photocopying), I [got] all these doctoral dissertations [and] build up these big binders on how everything was done.”

“So I literally gave myself a full graduate course on film technology for about $120. I didn’t have to enroll in school because it was all there in the library. I’d set it up to go in like I was on a tactical mission, find out what I needed to know, and take it all home.”

Takeaway 1:
When asked what motivated him to read those big binders full of information on filmmaking, Cameron said he was just following what excited him.

“People seek out the information and knowledge they need,” he said. “It’s like a divining rod.”

The mythologist Joseph Campbell similarly talked about how reading is like “a divining rod,” a way to find what you are uniquely attracted to and meant to do.

“You’ve got to read,” Campbell said. “Find [what] excites you. And if it doesn’t excite you…It’s not yours.”

Takeaway 2:
Of course, at some point, Cameron had to put the binders down and pick up a camera. When he eventually attempted to make his first movie, Cameron said, “It was a bit like a doctor doing his first appendectomy after having only read about it.”

The bestselling author and learning expert, Scott Young, has a great article with a great title, “Do The Real Thing.”

“When you examine case studies of people who have had major accomplishments,” Scott writes, “you expect there to be some trick or shortcut...More often, however, the strategy used is dead simple: doing the real thing.”

Takeaway 3:
Leonardo da Vinci used to sign off his letters, “Leonardo da Vinci, disscepolo della sperientia” (“disciple of experience”).

He used to believe that one learns best by solely “doing the real thing.” Over time, however, he evolved out of this belief and, biographer Walter Isaacson writes, “became a disciple of both experience and received wisdom.”

When you examine case studies of people who have mastered their craft, you usually find they are “disciples of both experience and received wisdom.”

Like Cameron, they read the library and they do the real thing.

“Those who are in love with practice without theoretical knowledge are like the sailor who goes onto a ship without rudder or compass and who never can be certain whither he is going.” — Leonardo da Vinci

Written by Billy Oppenheimer

(Tom: I would admplify the lessons from Billy’s story thus.)

Takeaway 4
Self directed education along your interest line accompanied by doing the practical of the subject is most often the best form of education as you are not getting edumacated out of the doingness based on someone else’s false data and opinions. We could debate whether or not James might have been as successful if he had gone to film school but the runs are on the board. Three out of the top four highest grossing movies and he is not a product of our education system. I wonder how often that story is repeated in the arts. I have heard from one great writer that university stifles artistic creativity.

James Cameron
James Cameron

Emotion vs Logic - Heinlein
Emotion vs Logic - Heinlein

After I commented, “Wish I’d learned this earlier in life!” someone recommended I watch two films, “Stranger In a Strange Land” and “Starship Troopers”.

Just ’Cos Trouble Comes Visiting
Just Cos Trouble Comes Visiting

WEF Are Terrorists
WEF Are Terrorists

Sobering Truth Re Time With Kids
Sobering Truth Re Time With Kids

One Doesn't Grow Old
One Doesn't Grow Old

John Riddick’s First Speech To Parliament

Never before in Australian history has a politician’s maiden speech to parliament been banned from YouTube. It just happened to Liberal Democrats MLC @JohnRuddick2.

Click the Read More button to view the video:

Caring Saves Lives
Words From Book Forming Ray Of Light On Person

Viktor Frankl, one of the great psychiatrists of the twentieth century, survived the death camps of Nazi Germany. His little book, Man’s Search for Meaning, is one of those life-changing books that everyone should read.

Frankl once told the story of a woman who called him in the middle of the night to calmly inform him she was about to commit suicide. Frankl kept her on the phone and talked her through her depression, giving her reason after reason to carry on living. Finally she promised she would not take her life, and she kept her word.

When they later met, Frankl asked which reason had persuaded her to live? “None of them”, she told him.

What then influenced her to go on living, he pressed?

Her answer was simple, it was Frankl’s willingness to listen to her in the middle of the night. A world in which there was someone ready to listen to another’s pain seemed to her a world in which it was worthwhile to live.

Often, it is not the brilliant argument that makes the difference. Sometimes the small act of listening is the greatest gift we can give.

Wise Words From A Baseball Coach
Baseball Home Plate

 ·  I promised myself years ago, every time I saw this I would re-post. Rings true EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.... Here goes!!!

Most people won’t take the time to read this all the way to the end. I hope that you will.

17 INCHES“ - you will not regret reading this an excellent article to read from beginning to end. Twenty years ago, in Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA’s convention.

While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of speakers scheduled to present during the weekend. One name kept resurfacing, always with the same sentiment — “John Scolinos is here? Oh, man, worth every penny of my airfare.”

Who is John Scolinos, I wondered. No matter; I was just happy to be there.

In 1996, Coach Scolinos was 78 years old and five years retired from a college coaching career that began in 1948. He shuffled to the stage to an impressive standing ovation, wearing dark polyester pants, a light blue shirt, and a string around his neck from which home plate hung — a full-sized, stark-white home plate.

Seriously, I wondered, who is this guy? After speaking for twenty-five minutes, not once mentioning the prop hanging around his neck, Coach Scolinos appeared to notice the snickering among some of the coaches. Even those who knew Coach Scolinos had to wonder exactly where he was going with this, or if he had simply forgotten about home plate since he’d gotten on stage. Then, finally …

“You’re probably all wondering why I’m wearing home plate around my neck,” he said, his voice growing irascible. I laughed along with the others, acknowledging the possibility. “I may be old, but I’m not crazy. The reason I stand before you today is to share with you baseball people what I’ve learned in my life, what I’ve learned about home plate in my 78 years.”

Several hands went up when Scolinos asked how many Little League coaches were in the room. “Do you know how wide home plate is in Little League?”

After a pause, someone offered, “Seventeen inches?”, more of a question than answer.

“That’s right,” he said. “How about in Babe Ruth’s day? Any Babe Ruth coaches in the house?” Another long pause.

“Seventeen inches?” a guess from another reluctant coach.

“That’s right,” said Scolinos. “Now, how many high school coaches do we have in the room?” Hundreds of hands shot up, as the pattern began to appear. “How wide is home plate in high school baseball?”

“Seventeen inches,” they said, sounding more confident.

“You’re right!” Scolinos barked. “And you college coaches, how wide is home plate in college?”

“Seventeen inches!” we said, in unison.

“Any Minor League coaches here? How wide is home plate in pro ball?”............“Seventeen inches!”

“RIGHT! And in the Major Leagues, how wide home plate is in the Major Leagues? “Seventeen inches!”

“SEV-EN-TEEN INCHES!” he confirmed, his voice bellowing off the walls. “And what do they do with a Big League pitcher who can’t throw the ball over seventeen inches?” Pause. “They send him to Pocatello !” he hollered, drawing raucous laughter. “What they don’t do is this: they don’t say, ’Ah, that’s okay, Jimmy. If you can’t hit a seventeen-inch target? We’ll make it eighteen inches or nineteen inches. We’ll make it twenty inches so you have a better chance of hitting it. If you can’t hit that, let us know so we can make it wider still, say twenty-five inches.’”

Pause. “Coaches… what do we do when your best player shows up late to practice? or when our team rules forbid facial hair and a guy shows up unshaven? What if he gets caught drinking? Do we hold him accountable? Or do we change the rules to fit him? Do we widen home plate? ”

The chuckles gradually faded as four thousand coaches grew quiet, the fog lifting as the old coach’s message began to unfold. He turned the plate toward himself and, using a Sharpie, began to draw something. When he turned it toward the crowd, point up, a house was revealed, complete with a freshly drawn door and two windows. “This is the problem in our homes today. With our marriages, with the way we parent our kids. With our discipline.”

“We don’t teach accountability to our kids, and there is no consequence for failing to meet standards. We just widen the plate!”

Pause. Then, to the point at the top of the house he added a small American flag. “This is the problem in our schools today. The quality of our education is going downhill fast and teachers have been stripped of the tools they need to be successful, and to educate and discipline our young people. We are allowing others to widen home plate! Where is that getting us?”

Silence. He replaced the flag with a Cross. “And this is the problem in the Church, where powerful people in positions of authority have taken advantage of young children, only to have such an atrocity swept under the rug for years. Our church leaders are widening home plate for themselves! And we allow it.”

“And the same is true with our government. Our so-called representatives make rules for us that don’t apply to themselves. They take bribes from lobbyists and foreign countries. They no longer serve us. And we allow them to widen home plate! We see our country falling into a dark abyss while we just watch.”

I was amazed. At a baseball convention where I expected to learn something about curve balls and bunting and how to run better practices, I had learned something far more valuable.

From an old man with home plate strung around his neck, I had learned something about life, about myself, about my own weaknesses and about my responsibilities as a leader. I had to hold myself and others accountable to that which I knew to be right, lest our families, our faith, and our society continue down an undesirable path.

“If I am lucky,” Coach Scolinos concluded, “you will remember one thing from this old coach today. It is this: “If we fail to hold ourselves to a higher standard, a standard of what we know to be right; if we fail to hold our spouses and our children to the same standards, if we are unwilling or unable to provide a consequence when they do not meet the standard; and if our schools & churches & our government fail to hold themselves accountable to those they serve, there is but one thing to look forward to …”

With that, he held home plate in front of his chest, turned it around, and revealed its dark black backside, “…We have dark days ahead!.”

Note: Coach Scolinos died in 2009 at the age of 91, but not before touching the lives of hundreds of players and coaches, including mine. Meeting him at my first ABCA convention kept me returning year after year, looking for similar wisdom and inspiration from other coaches. He is the best clinic speaker the ABCA has ever known because he was so much more than a baseball coach. His message was clear: “Coaches, keep your players—no matter how good they are—your own children, your churches, your government, and most of all, keep yourself at seventeen inches.”

And this my friends is what our country has become and what is wrong with it today, and now go out there and fix it!

“Don’t widen the plate.”

Meta Knowingly Harmed Kids’ Mental Health for Profit
Baseball Home Plate

A bipartisan group of attorneys general from 42 different U.S. states has come together to protect children from a social media-fueled mental health crisis.

Apparently, the company has been using algorithms on Facebook and Instagram to “exploit and manipulate“ children to engage in addictive behaviors that harm their self-esteem, body image, and mental health.

And it did all this just to chase profits. But our kids’ mental health isn’t for sale.

Experts say Meta specifically crafted “dopamine-manipulating“ features to keep kids hooked on its apps, endlessly scrolling and absorbing detrimental content. Its apps highlight social comparison that worsens body dysmorphia. Internal documents show that 32% of teen girls felt worse about their bodies after using Instagram.

This isn’t news to Zuckerberg or other leaders at Meta.

According to New York Attorney General Letitia James and her office, “Meta’s own internal research documents show its awareness that its products harm young users.“

In fact, Meta commissioned this research — and then buried it until a whistleblower leaked the documents, publicly revealing that “Meta has known for years about these serious harms associated with young users’ time spent on its platforms.“

Covid The Great Revealer
Covid The Great Revealer

Disinfo Correct Source
Disinfo Correct Source

A Short Story About Decisions
A Short Story About Decisions

NAB Now Allows It To "Debank" Customers

The National Australian Bank’s “revised” terms and conditions went into force November 1st and include, in clause 11: “NAB may close your account at any time at its discretion”.

The reasons NAB would consider enforcing clause 11 make for interesting reading. NAB can take a range of things into account when exercising its rights and discretions. These can include:
(e) NAB’s public statements, including those relating to protecting vulnerable persons, the environment or sustainability;
(f) community expectations and any impact on NAB’s reputation;

So - as of November 1st - NAB reserves the right to de-bank you if you get cancelled, or say something they don’t approve of about climate change or “vulnerable people”.

If I were going to commit a genocide

by Caitlin JohnstoneIf I were going to commit a genocide, I’d make sure to kill as many women and children as possible to eliminate the future generations of the people I was trying to wipe out. Come to think of it, I guess I’d basically do what Israel is doing in Gaza.

Finally, the New York Times reports that Israel has killed more women and children than have been killed in Ukraine. Just in two months compared to the Russian carnage over 21 months.

— Ralph Nader (@RalphNader) November 28, 2023

If I were going to commit a genocide, I’d deliberately target civilians, hospitals and civilian infrastructure to make it harder and harder for the undesirable population to survive. Actually, one good example of this would be what Israel is reportedly doing in Gaza today.

Israeli Intelligence admits “nothing happens by accident” and “everything is intentional” with their civilian targets in Gaza

— Abby Martin (@AbbyMartin) December 1, 2023

If I were going to commit a genocide, I’d make sure to target cultural centers to destroy the history and culture of the population I wished to remove, taking out their museums and ancient religious buildings. You know what? I suppose I’d do pretty much exactly what Israel is currently doing in Gaza.

Israel has engaged in the destruction of Palestinian cultural and heritage sites across the West Bank, Gaza and inside Israel itself.

Intentionally destroying cultural heritage sites has also been considered a tactic of regimes engaging in genocide against a people.

— Palestine Deep Dive (@PDeepdive) November 28, 2023

Another thing I’d do if I were going to commit a genocide is make sure to kill all the best and brightest members of the population I was trying to exterminate?—?their doctors, lawyers, academics, journalists and thought leaders?—?in order to prevent any reconstruction of the civilization I was trying to stomp out. In other words I’d do what Israel is presently doing in Gaza.

MUST WATCH | Israel is Targeting Gaza’s Brightest and Best

— Palestine Deep Dive (@PDeepdive) November 21, 2023

If I were going to commit a genocide, obviously I’d have to make sure all my main underlings were on board for the operation, so you’d probably see them spouting genocidal rhetoric all the time in support of those plans. Kind of like the way Israeli officials have been talking for the last two months when discussing their operations in Gaza.

This video is a must watch, must share. It compiles various recent public statements by Israeli officials that show beyond the shadow of a doubt that the intention behind the Israeli violence against the Palestinians is GENOCIDAL.#Holocaust_in_Gaza #Genocide_of_Palestinians

— Doc Jazz (@docjazzmusic) November 12, 2023

If I were going to commit a genocide, I’d also want to have a plan to drive the undesirables who couldn’t be eliminated by mass murder off the land I wanted them removed from. You’d see people in my government frequently discussing plans for ethnic cleansing, in very much the same way you’re seeing such discussions over and over again among Israeli officials and thought leaders.

Israeli officials keep openly saying again and again that the plan for Gaza is ethnic cleansing, yet the western political/media class adamantly insists on continuing to frame Israel’s actions in Gaza solely as a war against Hamas. Hamas isn’t the target, it’s the excuse.

— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) December 1, 2023

If I were going to commit a genocide, I’d keep attacking the undesirable population with extreme aggression while pushing them further and further toward a foreign border, eventually forcing other nations to either take them in or keep allowing them to be slaughtered as I rain military explosives upon their continually shrinking living space. 

What they did to northern Gaza they’re doing to southern Gaza where they told civilians to flee.

— FREE PALESTINE (@missfalsteenia) December 2, 2023

Either way I get rid of the population I was trying to get rid of, and I can repopulate the land I seized with a more desirable sort of people. In other words I’d do exactly what Israel is clearly doing, in plain view of the entire world.

Time To Ban Fossil Fools
Time To Ban Fossil Fools

Eugenicists, all.

Given that intelligence is the ability to solve problems and insanity is the urge to destroy, I consider it a moral duty for all those who cannot come up with a  saner, more intelligent solution than “everyone else has to die” to set an example for the rest of us and remove themselves from the gene pool.

This will have the benefit of removing a source of insanity and of raising the average IQ of those left in the gene pool.

Without their destructive influence we can maybe make more progress towards eradicating war, crime and insanity.

’He’s not going to survive this’: Netanyahu in hot water after NYT report on Hamas attack
Israel Knew of HAMAS Attack

Katy Tur spoke to Alon Pinkas, Fmr. Israeli Consul General in New York, and Noga Tarnopolsky, independent journalist, about new reporting that Israel knew about Hamas’ October 7th attack before it occurred.


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!



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