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Wednesday 17th May 2017


Hope this finds you fit and well. Here is a bunch of what flittered through my mind or crossed my digital desk over the last week. I hope you get something from it!

Greens’ banking inquiry must be a Pecora Commission

from the Citizens Electoral Commission

Greens leader Richard di Natale has responded to the Citizens Electoral Council’s petition, Break up the big banks now—pass Glass-Steagall, by reiterating his party’s intention to establish a “Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry into Banking and Financial Services”. To be effective, such an inquiry must be modelled on the US Senate Committee on Banking and Currency’s ten days of momentous hearings in 1933, known as the Pecora Commission.

The story of the Pecora Commission is one that everyone involved in banking oversight needs to know. It is of enormous relevance to Australia, because it shows how criminality can flourish right under the noses of authorities, until a person of unique courage and morality rips off the blindfold. Australia is getting used to the blatant criminality of banks, having experienced case after case of the big banks victimising thousands of customers, for which either nobody gets held accountable, or the blame is pinned on some “rogue” operator in middle or lower management. What we need is a crusader like Ferdinand Pecora.

In 1931, US President Herbert Hoover instigated an inquiry into short selling. The Senate Committee on Banking and Currency conducted the inquiry, which after ten months, under chairman Senator Peter Norbeck expanded into a general inquiry into the causes of the Great Depression. Until February 1933, however, the inquiry got nowhere. In January 1933, in the middle of the lame duck session of Congress between Franklin Roosevelt’s election in November 1932 and his inauguration in March 1933, Senator Norbeck was set to wind up his ineffectual inquiry, when he decided to make one final attempt and appointed fearless New York prosecutor Ferdinand Pecora as the new general counsel to run the investigation. This proved to be a fateful choice—for the banks.

Unlike all previous counsels for the Committee, Pecora was not a financial expert. He was a criminal prosecutor, with instincts honed in the courts of New York City. He looked at the same evidence as the previous counsels, but instead of seeing standard financial practices, as his predecessors had, he sniffed crimes. Pecora exposed those crimes in ten days of public hearings in February 1933, immediately before Roosevelt’s inauguration.

Up to the point that Pecora conducted public hearings, bankers were still among the most respected members of society, having largely escaped blame for the 1929 stock market crash three years earlier, and the subsequent misery and poverty of the Great Depression. That changed, dramatically, over the ten days of hearings, which were broadcast live on radio. With his chairman’s firm support, Pecora subpoenaed the titans of high finance, including the chairman of National City Bank, Charles “Sunshine Charlie” Mitchell, New York Stock Exchange President Richard Whitney, and J.P. Morgan Jr. Pecora laid bare, through fearless cross-examinations, the predatory practices of these powerful financiers and their institutions.

On the stand, Morgan admitted to effectively bribing hundreds of politicians with heavily discounted share offers. Pecora forced Mitchell to own up to dodging millions of dollars in tax, and overseeing a banking operation that sucked in depositors with $1 bank accounts and $50 loans, for the sole purpose of pushing those depositors into the clutches of Mitchell’s army of aggressive bond salesmen, to be hard-sold dangerous and often fraudulent investments; National City specialised in covering potentially bad loans it had made to failing companies and governments by selling the worthless bonds of those companies and governments to its own depositors, ruining thousands. (The way National City lured its depositors into buying its dangerous investment products that ruined them financially is strikingly similar to the numerous financial advice scandals in Australia over the past decade or more, in which Australia’s big banks pressured their retail customers into bad investments that cost many their life savings.)

The Pecora hearings electrified the whole country. Many top bankers, dubbed “banksters” by the public, lost their jobs, were indicted and jailed or fined. Incoming President Franklin Roosevelt made a last-minute adjustment to his famous “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself” inauguration speech, inserting a powerful commentary on Pecora’s hearings: “Practices of the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted in the court of public opinion, rejected by the hearts and minds of men”, FDR declared. This set the agenda for Roosevelt’s first 100 days, in which he was able to push through far-reaching financial reforms, including the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act that imposed a strict separation of commercial and investment banking, to stop banks such as National City from selling risky securities to their unsuspecting depositors.

Glass-Steagall would become the most effective banking regulation in history. In the three years or so between the 1929 crash and its enactment, more than 4,000 American banks had failed; for the next 66 years, from 1933 until Glass-Steagall’s repeal in 1999, there were no systemic banking crises in the USA. Ironically, it was repealed to allow National City’s successor, Citibank, to merge with Travellers Insurance and its investment bank Salomon Smith Barney, creating Citigroup, which nine years later, in the 2008 crash, required the biggest bailout of any of the Wall Street megabanks. Following the crash, the two men who negotiated the Citigroup merger, Travellers’ Sandy Weill and Citibank’s John Reed, became some of the most vocal advocates on Wall Street for restoring Glass-Steagall.

Australia doesn’t need a banking inquiry to know that the banks are crooked, and that the retail banks should be split off from all other financial services, à la Glass-Steagall. Such inquiries are often bureaucratic cover-ups, especially royal commissions, which can be manipulated by their choice of commissioners and terms of reference. The test of whether the Greens and other advocates of a banking inquiry are genuine, is whether they are prepared to adopt Ferdinand Pecora’s fearless approach and conduct an inquiry without limits, one which has the potential to completely overhaul the Australian banking system.

Digital technology? Yes, but at the right time!

A draft proposal for a new skills agenda for Europe is currently being discussed in the European Parliament. The proposals being put forward by the European Commission in the chapter on digital skills, call for the development of “comprehensive national strategies for advancing IT skills.”

This proposal however lacks any understanding for what the child needs in terms of media education. ELIANT is therefore actively supporting our fellow alliance partner – the European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education ECSWE, with their concerns! The sobering findings of the OECD study (2015) into the use of digital technology in the classroom, needs careful consideration. We believe that the ever earlier and ever more comprehensive use of digital media goes in the wrong direction. The many risks involved and the potential for addiction are not taken into account.

From the perspective of Steiner Waldorf education, the basis for media education lies in developing age-appropriate ways to encourage creativity, train the will and gain proficiency in reading, writing, arithmetic and independent thinking. These are the pre-requisites for ensuring that children and young people can gradually gain access to the digital world without being harmed. ECSWE is now actively campaigning for changes to the draft proposal and is in on-going contact with key parliamentary representatives.

We are therefore urgently requesting your help in gathering further signatures for our petition “no, to digitalised pre-schools – yes to constructive educational investment” by 20th May. Young children need special protection. Our alliance partner the International Association of Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE) has taken on this task.

We will keep you informed about the next steps and would like to express our warm gratitude for all the financial support!

With best wishes
Michaela Glöckler
(for the ELIANT team)

Click the Read More button to view the petition:


OFF THE RECORDThis Man Holds The Patent That Could DESTROY Monsanto And Change The World!
Paul Stamets

This is some pretty exciting news!

Party Animal
Party Animal

Have You Seen The Dragons In The Kitchen?
Have You Seen The Dragons In The Kitchen?

Fur Dog
Fur Dog

Good friends of ours have a golden retriever. We looked after him for a fortnight. Ended up calling him "Tumbleweed" due to all the fur that ended up on the kitchen floor. Never thouught of taking a picture with Harvey and his fur like this.

Diver Doesn’t Understand What This Gentle Giant Wants – Until It Grabs A Hold Of His Hand
Whale Shark

How fantastic that the diver had the opportunity and courage to address that issue!

Vaccines are Safe, Effective, Do Not Cause Autism, and are Made by Companies Most Interested in Your Health

That headline HAS to be the biggest lie I have ever typed.

NOTHING could be further from the truth.

From observation and reasoning, most of the people I see commenting on the vaccine debate fall into one of several groups.
1. Those who truly believe that vaccines do more good than harm.
2. Those who are defending their decision to vaccinate their children because they can’t be wrong.
3. The paid shills of the drug companies.
4. Those who blindly and unquestioningly believe authority.
5. Those who have done enough homework to realise that the truth about the negative consequences of vaccines is being suppressed so hold grave doubts that all we are being told is true.
6. Those who are closely connected to someone who has been adversely impacted upon or killed by vaccines.
7. Those who have direct personal knowledge of the harm caused by ingredients in vaccines.
8. Those who of the opinion that vaccines do more harm than good.
9. As well, there are those who do not comment, some of whom are interested in acquiring data.

I will address most specifically the members of groups 1 and 9 with this article.

The members of the second, third and fourth groups I will not address as there is no point. Their mind is made up and the facts are not needed. Most pro=vaccine commenters should be in debating teams. They are not there to learn or discuss, they comment to push the vaccine agenda, repeating as solid fact statements proven to be lies, even by their own sources! regardless of the data contradicting their Contrary data would only engender a potential confusion and non-rational defense in groups 2 and 4. The members of group 3 accept money in an effort to advance the cause of that which harms people. They are criminals.

The other groups 4-7 listed above I don’t need to address, they know. They might get some talking points from this article or may wish to share it or link to it at:

I hope this post will provide enough solid facts to those who have an desire to learn the unbiased truth. Those who are confused by the directly opposing stances, both of which cannot be true.

It will not change one iota of conviction, authoritarian bombast or vested interest bias in those blind to obeservation. From them it will elicit howling condemnation and vitriolic criticism. For so it should. It threatens their cherished lies or vested interest cash cow by providing evidence from “their side of the fence“ that they are attempting to herd us 180 degrees in the wrong direction.

On the comments posted at I have seen some outrageous untruths promoted forcefully as gospel.
For instance that vaccines are safe, effective and do not cause autism.
This is in direct contradiction of incontrovertible facts.

Bursting the The Peer Review Bubble

The pro-vaccine proponents are often authoritarian, aggressive, rude and invalidative, deriding as “unscientific” any who have reservations about or personal experience contradicting the safety and efficacy of vaccines charade.

Any but official sources are denigrated and dismissed as unreliable.

Anything but a peer reviewed article is similarly scorned. That notwithstanding a UK survey which found fully a third of researchers admitted to skewing results in favour of the organisation funding the research. And major publishers of peer-reviewed articles have had to retract a large number of articles. (Do an on-line search for “journal retracts articles”.)

Direct observation (when a mother observes that her baby died within 24 hours of receiving vaccinations) is scorned as “anecdotal” in favour of “peer-reviewed” and “double-blind” clinical trials by the denizens of scientific and clinical laboratories.

This site documents a meta-analysis of researchers and found fully a third admitted to questionable research practices and 72% observed questionable research practices in others. A quote from the site:

“A pooled weighted average of 1.97% (N?=?7, 95%CI: 0.86–4.45) of scientists admitted to have fabricated, falsified or modified data or results at least once –a serious form of misconduct by any standard– and up to 33.7% admitted other questionable research practices. In surveys asking about the behaviour of colleagues, admission rates were 14.12% (N?=?12, 95% CI: 9.91–19.72) for falsification, and up to 72% for other questionable research practices. Meta-regression showed that self reports surveys, surveys using the words “falsification” or “fabrication”, and mailed surveys yielded lower percentages of misconduct. When these factors were controlled for, misconduct was reported more frequently by medical/pharmacological researchers than others.

Considering that these surveys ask sensitive questions and have other limitations, it appears likely that this is a conservative estimate of the true prevalence of scientific misconduct.

So I take “peer-reviewed“ research with more than a grain of salt and value it far less than direct obvservation.

And listen to what two of the top people most closely connected to peer-reviewed lies have to say about “peer-review”.

“Peer review is a flawed process, full of easily identified defects with little evidence that it works.” Richard Smith, past editor of the British Medical Journal and chief executive of the BMJ Publishing Group for 13 years.

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published or to rely on the judgement of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.” Marcia Angell, former Editor-in-Chief of the NEJM.

In truth the overseers of the peer-reviewers have found the emporer has no clothes! When a vaccine advocate looks down their sanctimoneous nose at the mention of studies that are not peer-reviewed, recognise that their arrogance is based on ignorance.

Who Says Vaccines Are Safe? Not These People.

Justices of the US Supreme Court stated in 1988 that vaccines were “unavoidably unsafe”.

“The only safe vaccine is one that is never used.” – Dr. James A. Shannon, MD, former director of the National Institutes of Health (1955-1968)

“Vaccines are highly dangerous, have never been adequately studied or proven to be effective, and have a poor risk/reward ratio....The treatment of cancer and degenerative diseases is a national scandal. The sooner you learn this, the better off you will be.” – Dr. Allen Greenberg, MD

“I found the whole vaccine business was indeed a gigantic hoax. Most doctors are convinced that they are useful, but if you look at the proper statistics and study the instances of these diseases you will realize that this is not so.” – Dr. Archivides Kalokerinos, MD

“In my medical career I’ve treated vaccinated and unvaccinated children and the unvaccinated children are far healthier than the vaccinated ones.” – Dr. Philip Incao, MD. This “anecdotal” observation has recently been validated by a survey of vaccinated versus unvaccinated children.

“With regard to acute and chronic conditions, vaccinated children were significantly less likely than the unvaccinated to have had chickenpox and pertussis but, contrary to expectation, were significantly more likely to have been diagnosed with otitis media, pneumonia, allergic rhinitis, eczema, and NDD. The vaccinated were also more likely to have used antibiotics, allergy and fever medications; to have been fitted with ventilation ear tubes; visited a doctor for a health issue in the previous year, and been hospitalized. The reason for hospitalization and the age of the child at the time were not determined, but the latter finding appears consistent with a study of 38,801 reports to the VAERS of infants who were hospitalized or had died after receiving vaccinations. The study reported a linear relationship between the number of vaccine doses administered at one time and the rate of hospitalization and death; moreover, the younger the infant at the time of vaccination, the higher was the rate of hospitalization and death [55]. The hospitalization rate increased from 11% for 2 vaccine doses to 23.5% for 8 doses (r2 = 0.91), while the case fatality rate increased significantly from 3.6% for those receiving from 1-4 doses to 5.4% for those receiving from 5-8 doses.“ -

Pretty horrific results!

“There is no scientific evidence that vaccinations are of any benefit, but it is clear that they cause a great deal of harm.” – Dr. Gerhard Buchwald, MD

“Only after realizing that routine immunizations were dangerous did I achieve a substantial drop in infant death rates.” – Dr. Archivides Kalokerinos, MD

“I once believed in Jenner; I once believed in Pasteur. I believed in vaccination. I believed in vivisection. But I changed my views as the result of hard thinking.” – Dr. Walter Hadwen, MD, LSA, MRCS, LRCP, MB, BS, BSc

So they are NOT safe!

The National Vaccine Compensation Program in the US has paid out just shy of 2.6 billion dollars as a result of vaccine injuries.
I was not able to access the official site but some out dated statistics are here:

Again, they are NOT safe!

The CDC has admitted that between 1955–1963 over 98 million Americans received one or more doses of a polio shot which was contaminated with a cancer-causing virus called Simian vacuolating virus 40 (SV40). The CDC quickly took down the page but the site was luckily cached and saved to symbolize this grand admission. And to believe that some people do not believe it could happen again!

To further confirm this unbelievable admission, Assistant Professor of Pathology at Loyola University in Chicago Dr. Michele Carbone has been able to independently verify the presence of the SV40 virus in tissue and bone samples from patients who died during that era. He found that 33% of the samples with osteosarcoma bone cancers, 40% of other bone cancers, and 60% of the mesothelioma’s lung cancers all contained this obscure virus. This leaves the postulation that upwards of 10–30 million actually contracted and were adversely affected by this virus, to be deadly accurate.

Their is a cached image of the CDC web page at this site:

They have NOT been safe for a VERY long time!

Dr Wakefield investigated the safety studies of the MMR vaccine and found them woefully inadequate. That and his observation of the regression of children after the vaccine led him to publish his 280 page study which ignited the fuse of the vaccination debate in the UK. Here is an interview with him and links to the 28 other studies from around the world that support Dr. Wakefield’s controversial findings:

So the lie that Wakefield was a fraud and no other studies have replicated his findings can be put to bed as just that, a blatant lie.

The Center for Disease Control covered up for years the fact that their studies revealed autism increased in African American boys by 236% after vaccination. Here’s a link to the whistle blower interview:
and the result of it:

So vaccines DO cause autism to children.

The flu shot during a pregnant woman’s first trimester increases the autism rate in the child by 20%.
Appeared in the JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.

So they DO cause autism to children, even when administered to their mother!

The flu vaccine has the most adverse reactions attributed to it. Look here for some of the side effects:

Dr High Fudenberg found 10 times the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in those over 55 years old who received the flu vaccine 5 years in a row. According to Dr. Fudenberg, one of the world’s most prolific immunologists and 13th most quoted biologist of our times (over 600 papers in peer review journals), he had this to say regarding the annual flu vaccine program: “If an individual has had 5 consecutive flu shots between 1970-1980 (the years of the study) his / her chance of developing Alzheimer’s Disease is 10 times greater than if they had one, two or no shots.“ When asked for the reason why this is so, Dr Fudenberg stated that, “It is due to the mercury and aluminium buildup that is in every flu shot. The gradual mercury and aluminium buildup in the brain casues cognitive dysfunction.”

So, the aluminium in vaccines cause Alzheimer’s Disease too.

And for the final word on vaccine safety, pick up a vaccine insert to see what the manufacturer lists as possible side effects. From stomach upset to paralysis and death. That is probably the most truth you will ever get from a drug company!

Vaccines Are Effective

“There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway.” – Dr. J. Anthony Morris, formerly Chief Vaccine Control Officer at the FDA

In actual fact, vaccines are the opposite of effective! Vaccinations reduce the ability of the body to fight infection. “seasonal flu vaccination almost doubled the risk of infection with pandemic flu.”

“There is insufficient evidence to support routine vaccination of healthy persons of any age.” – Dr. Paul Frame, MD, Journal of Family Practice

“We are taught by the authorities that vaccines protect us against eventual aggressive viruses and microbes, and, therefore, prevent contagious illnesses and epidemics. This lie has been perpetuated for 150 years despite the ineffectiveness of vaccines in protecting against illnesses.” – Dr. Guylaine Lanctot, MD

“I’ll talk about vaccines. Number one, vaccines make people sick. They don’t work. They don’t protect. The use of vaccines is totally wrong! It’s perfect nonsense based on fear. They are dangerous. One child out of five has overwhelming disabilities from vaccines – nuerological problems, seizures. I’ve got a whole list. There are plenty of books on this subject. Doctors don’t even read about this.” Interview with Dr. Guylaine Lanctot, MD

“During those 30 years I have run against so many histories of little children who had never seen a sick day until they were vaccinated and who, in the several years that have followed, have never seen a well day since. I couldn’t put my finger on the disease they have. They just weren’t strong. Their resistance was gone. They were perfectly well before they were vaccinated. They have never been well since.” – Dr. William Howard Hay, MD

“The greatest threat of childhood diseases lies in the dangerous and ineffectual efforts made to prevent them through mass immunization....There is no convincing scientific evidence that mass inoculations can be credited with eliminating any childhood disease.” – Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, MD, Author

Four Sanger middle-school students have chickenpox – and they had been fully vaccinated.

So vaccinations do not confer guaranteed immunity.

“There is a great deal of evidence to prove that immunization of children does more harm than good.”---Dr. J. Anthony Morris, former Chief Vaccine Control Officer and research virologist, US FDA

Who You Gonna Trust? A Lesson In Logic

1. The vast majority of people correctly perceive that most politicians lie. So a lying politicians does not want a population that can tell truth from lies. The politicians erroneously believe they are best served by a blindly obedient, non-questioning, ignorant population. (To see how they brought this about, read “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” by Charlotte Iserbyt

2. Drug companies make money by selling drugs. There is no profit for them in a healthy, disease free population. Let that sink in for a moment. There is no profit for them in a healthy, disease free population. Therefore, the longer a person is on drugs, the more the drug company makes in profit. They do not make money by curing people. They make money by inventing drugs that merely suppress symptoms but do not cure disease. They make the most money by creating perpetual customers. People who are drugged from the cradle to the grave. That is their ideal scene. A lifelong customer.

3. To accomplish this highly profitable result the drug companies will stoop to anything and stop at nothing. From withholding or altering death rates during drug trials, to the depravity of promoting deadly destructive “solutions” and lying that they help. For instance the Paxil antidepressant that increases the suicide rate by 800%. The courts have convicted the drug companies and fined them billions, yes, billions for all sorts of immoral and illegal activity (bribery, off-label marketing, keeping deadly drugs on the market), all in the name of profit.

So we have established their ethic level is criminal and motivation is money. Above any consideration of ethics. Agreed?

4. The executives who perpetuate these crimes against humanity are never brought to personal justice. The company pays the fine. And as the fine is far less than the profit made, even by doing the wrong thing, the company profits. And as the directors are legally obliged to make as much money as they can for the company, there is no disincentive to the directors in doing the wrong thing. (Watch the documentary The Corporation

5. But these drug companies (run by the very same, aforementioned, lying, cheating, bribing, research twisting unethical executives) say they have a “solution” to prevent disease - vaccination. The government, composed of lying politicians, buy this unproven solution from proven liars and want to force it on us.

And we believe this?

As Mr Spock would say, “That is highly illogical!”

The Yanks have a saying, “Burn me once, shame on you. Burn me twice, shame on me.”

In the subject of vaccines the public have been burned so many times they are looking individually like Roman candles and collectively like a raging forest fire!

And if you want to take it further, ask Google about the link between the protein in vaccinations called Nagalase and how it suppresses the body’s ability to make/absorb vitamin D and how that increases the cancer risk. Here’s one link:

Here’s to healthier children, not lifelong clients of big pharma.

Tom Grimshaw


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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