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Wednesday 23rd November 2016

G'day #Name#,

Here is a bunch of what crossed my digital desk over the last week. I trust you get something from it and hope you have a great week!

Ten Things That Require Zero Talent
Ten Things That Require Zero Talent

All very effective too!

No Excuse
No Excuse

Education Is Not Something You Finish!
Not Done Yet

I think I'm learning more this year than I ever have!

Parking Fail
Parking Fail

Karma can be a real pain sometimes!

The Maintenance Of Freedom requires we fight back against tyranny, in all its forms...
Grandpa Mark I received this email...

"I've committed a terrible crime, I don't agree with government policy."

Dear Tom – meet Mark Rogers.

Mark is a 66-year-old grandfather – and he's being targeted with government legal threats.

His "crime"? Use of the word 'Medicare' on his small, community-run Save Medicare website, where he collects reporting and analysis on Medicare. It's a hobby project that he fits around babysitting the grandkids.1

That's why Grandpa Mark, who lives off his superannuation, was taken aback to receive a letter threatening 'damages and costs' if he didn't shut down his website within 48 hours.

This is a true David vs Goliath story – a vindictive government, enraged after a poor election performance, using the enormous legal resources at their disposal to intimidate everyday Australians into silence.

Grandpa Mark's story is breaking across the news media right now2 – but in order to shine a light on their bullying behaviour, we need to help make it huge. A massive petition calling them out will force a back down – and prove that attempts to silence community voices on Medicare will only make them louder.

Click here to call on the Turnbull Government to stop bullying Mark Rogers.

This is a new low for a government who is earning quite the reputation for strong-arming its critics – from Gillian Triggs of the Human Rights Commission to Solicitor General Justin Gleeson.3,4

But Mark believes the public have the right to know the truth on Medicare, which is why he's refusing to take his website down.

He's been working hard since 2014 to get the word out on the impacts of the Turnbull government's freeze to the Medicare rebate, $650 million in cuts to pathology and radiology rebates, and the controversial decision to set up a taskforce to privatise Medicare's billing system.

With government lawyers breathing down Mark's neck, he needs a huge wave of people power to swoop in behind him – so that he can stand strong against the government's legal threats.

Will you speak up? Add your name to the petition:

A government trying to silence legitimate political dissent on a major policy issue? Not on our watch.

Nat, Django, Ruby and Daney, for the GetUp team

[1], administered by Mark Rogers
[2] Turnbull government threatens to sue grandfather over 'save Medicare' website, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 November 2016
[3] Gillian Triggs' contract with the Human Rights Commission won't be renewed: Malcolm Turnbull, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 November 2016
[4] Solicitor general Justin Gleeson resigns over 'broken' relationship with George Brandis, The Guardian, 24 October 2016

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe – Australian Premiere

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe will premiere in Australia on December 6th, 2016, in Logan City, QLD.

Due to violent threats against venue owners from the pro-censorship ‘book burning’ cartel, the exact venue will be announced on December 6th, 2016.

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe is a documentary film detailing the claims made by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Senior Scientist, Dr. William ‘Bill’ Thompson. Dr. Thompson led the agency’s 2004 study on Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine, investigating its alleged link to autism. Dr. Thompson confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in their final report, data that revealed a causal relationship between MMR vaccine and autism.

The film is not anti-vaccination, and it makes the following calls to action:

That Congress (USA) subpoena Dr. William Thompson and investigate the CDC fraud.
That Congress repeal the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and hold manufacturers liable for injury caused by their vaccines.
That the single measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine be made available immediately.
That all vaccines be classified as pharmaceutical drugs and tested accordingly.

There has been, and will continue to be, false claims made about this film, from allegations about the film’s creators, to the content within. Featured in the film are the data and claims of the CDC’s Dr. Thompson, autism specialists, university professors, and high profile medical doctors, including two co-hosts of the Emmy Award Winning ‘The Doctors’ medical talk show. Media may claim one of ten free tickets to the Premiere, or request a free private screening link, in order to accurately review the film. The film’s Director and Producers are available for commentary and interviews.

Contact: Jen Smith

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” – Voltaire

“Censorship of anything, at any time, in any place, on whatever pretense, has always been and always will be the last resort of the boob and the bigot.” – Eugene O’Neil

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has been so supportive to this effort! We really appreciate everything you are doing to help preserve and regain our basic, inalienable right to choose how to care for our children and how to maintain our own wellbeing.

Please help us in creating a strong and dedicated voice for vaccine choice in Australia, join the AVN.

Yours in health,
The AVN team

France Too?

Brussels in crisis as French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen storms into shock poll lead over rivals.

Steven Spielberg once said,

"..a dream almost whispers... it never shouts..."


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 2014-2016 © by Tom Grimshaw - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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