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Wednesday 11th October 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!


Make Guns Illegal
Make Guns Illegal

Brilliant expose of the illogic!

Psychotropic Insanity
Psychotropic Insanity

Here’s the “why” on people being degraded enough to commit these acts of atrocity.

A great read!
Jimmys Dad Has Halitosis

Dee Barber posted on Facebook:


Yes-siree!! Sometimes, when you’ve had some very bad people running the neighborhood and getting away with it for some time, you’ve just got to find a tall fence and come down on them, one by one, with hob-nail boots and everything you’ve got so as to restore peace and order and put that neighborhood in good shape once again!

Evan Sayet has done an incredible job of bringing understanding of that scenerio to 2017, World Politics, National Politics, America and to our President Trump. Very nice job. Read on, my friends!

Thank you for the post from my friend Marie DiFlorio and my friend John Mappin!

GREAT ARTICLE - “He Fights“ By Evan Sayet

My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.” Here’s my answer:

We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain? We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney? And the results were always the same.

This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.

I don’t find anything “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper” about Barack Obama’s lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson in order to ramp up racial hatreds because racial hatreds serve the Democratic Party. I don’t see anything “dignified” in lying about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover your tracks. I don’t see anything “statesman-like” in weaponizing the IRS to be used to destroy your political opponents and any dissent. Yes, Obama was “articulate” and “polished” but in no way was he in the least bit “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper.”

The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the rise of the Children of the ‘60s.

To them, it has been an all-out war where nothing is held sacred and nothing is seen as beyond the pale. It has been a war they’ve fought with violence, the threat of violence, demagoguery and lies from day one – the violent take-over of the universities – till today.

The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only side fighting this war. While the Left has been taking a knife to anyone who stands in their way, the Right has continued to act with dignity, collegiality and propriety.

With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end. Donald Trump is America’s first wartime president in the Culture War.

During wartime, things like “dignity” and “collegiality” simply aren’t the most essential qualities one looks for in their warriors. Ulysses Grant was a drunk whose behavior in peacetime might well have seen him drummed out of the Army for conduct unbecoming. Had Abraham Lincoln applied the peacetime rules of propriety and booted Grant, the Democrats might well still be holding their slaves today. Lincoln rightly recognized that, “I cannot spare this man. He fights.”

General George Patton was a vulgar-talking, son-of-a-bitch. In peacetime, this might have seen him stripped of rank. But, had Franklin Roosevelt applied the normal rules of decorum, then Hitler and the Socialists would barely be five decades into their thousand-year Reich.

Trump is fighting. And what’s particularly delicious is that, like Patton standing over the battlefield as his tanks obliterated Rommel’s, he’s shouting, “You magnificent bastards, I read your book!” That is just the icing on the cake, but it’s wonderful to see that not only is Trump fighting, he’s defeating the Left using their own tactics.

That book is Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals – a book so essential to the Liberals’ war against America that it is and was the playbook for the entire Obama administration and the subject of Hillary Clinton’s senior thesis. It is a book of such pure evil, that, just as the rest of us would dedicate our book to those we most love or those to whom we are most indebted, Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer.

Trump’s tweets may seem rash and unconsidered but, in reality, he is doing exactly what Alinsky suggested his followers do.

First, instead of going after “the fake media” – and they are so fake that they have literally gotten every single significant story of the past 60 years not just wrong, but diametrically opposed to the truth, from the Tet Offensive to Benghazi, to what really happened on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri – Trump isolated CNN. He made it personal. Then, just as Alinsky suggests, he employs ridicule which Alinsky described as “the most powerful weapon of all.”

Everyone gets that it’s not just CNN – in fact, in a world where Al Sharpton and Rachel Maddow, Paul Krugman and Nicholas Kristof are people of influence and whose “reporting” is in no way significantly different than CNN’s – CNN is just a piker.

Most importantly, Trump’s tweets have put CNN in an untenable and unwinnable position. With Trump’s ability to go around them, they cannot simply stand pat. They need to respond. This leaves them with only two choices.

They can either “go high” (as Hillary would disingenuously declare of herself and the fake news would disingenuously report as the truth) and begin to honestly and accurately report the news or they can double-down on their usual tactics and hope to defeat Trump with twice their usual hysteria and demagoguery.

The problem for CNN (et al.) with the former is that, if they were to start honestly reporting the news, that would be the end of the Democratic Party they serve. It is nothing but the incessant use of fake news (read: propaganda) that keeps the Left alive.

Imagine, for example, if CNN had honestly and accurately reported then-candidate Barack Obama’s close ties to foreign terrorists (Rashid Khalidi), domestic terrorists (William Ayers), the mafia (Tony Rezko) or the true evils of his spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright’s, church.

Imagine if they had honestly and accurately conveyed the evils of the Obama administration’s weaponizing of the IRS to be used against their political opponents or his running of guns to the Mexican cartels or the truth about the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the Obama administration’s cover-up.

This makes “going high” a non-starter for CNN. This leaves them no other option but to ratchet up the fake news, conjuring up the next “nothing burger” and devoting 24 hours a day to hysterical rants about how it’s “worse than Nixon.”

This, obviously, is what CNN has chosen to do. The problem is that, as they become more and more hysterical, they become more and more obvious. Each new effort at even faker news than before and faker “outrage” only makes that much more clear to any objective observer that Trump is and always has been right about the fake news media.

And, by causing their hysteria, Trump has forced them into numerous, highly embarrassing and discrediting mistakes. Thus, in their desperation, they have lowered their standards even further and run with articles so clearly fake that, even with the liberal (lower case “l”) libel laws protecting the media, they’ve had to wholly retract and erase their stories repeatedly.

Their flailing at Trump has even seen them cross the line into criminality, with CNN using their vast corporate fortune to hunt down a private citizen for having made fun of them in an Internet meme. This threat to “dox” – release of personal information to encourage co-ideologists to visit violence upon him and his family -- a political satirist was chilling in that it clearly wasn’t meant just for him. If it were, there would have been no reason for CNN to have made their “deal” with him public.

Instead, CNN – playing by “Chicago Rules” – was sending a message to any and all: dissent will not be tolerated.

This heavy-handed and hysterical response to a joke on the Internet has backfired on CNN, giving rise to only more righteous ridicule.

So, to my friends on the Left – and the #NeverTrumpers as well -- do I wish we lived in a time when our president could be “collegial” and “dignified” and “proper”? Of course I do. These aren’t those times. This is war. And it’s a war that the Left has been fighting without opposition for the past 50 years.

So, say anything you want about this president – I get it, he can be vulgar, he can be crude, he can be undignified at times. I don’t care. As Lincoln said, “I can’t spare this man. He fights.”

Credit on illustration: “Jimmy’s Dad Has Halitosis” by Frances Tipton Hunter.

What is War?

The above article got me to thinking broader on the matter. This is some of what crossed my mind...

What is War?

We usually think of it as soldiers with rifles and pistols, tanks and mortars, airmen in fighter planes or bombers and now drones dropping bombs and ships shelling or firing rockets at other ships or land positions.

Of course it hasn’t always been this way. War has “progressed” from being fought with clubs, axes and knives to spears then swords and shields, horses and chariots, knights in armour, muskets, bayonets, gattling guns to machine guns and land mines.

That is the classical application of the principles of war. But will it always be this way or is war being redefined or the principles of warfare otherwise applied?

What is war? According to Mirriam Webster, was is “a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations”. I think that a very narrow definition of war.

A broader definition might be the application of force by one group/nation against another group/nation to coerce compliance, acquire land or other resources or to protect the people, land or resources of the protagonists.

With all the talk of and focus on present armed conflicts, are we majorly neglecting the morphing shape of war?

Or is it even still being exclusively fought this way. When we look further we see it hasn’t been for a while.

For centuries we have had espionage and counter-espionage.

For at least decades, perhaps longer, we have had “propaganda” being employed against the population by their own government and foreign powers to bring about a desired point of view. Sometimes true data is used, often not.

We have had covert funding of other allied or aligned groups, some of whom are engaged in armed conflict.

On a less than international stage and changing to a “war of words” we have had the “war of the sexes” for some time now and at present we have the apparent war in Australia between the people who want same sex marriage and those who don’t.

For decades last century we had the Cold War, an ideological war between Capitalism and Communism for the hearts and minds of men. Not a war always overtly fought with weapons but fought no less aggressively by the communists and their symapthisers with propaganda and hidden influence aimed at the perversion of moral standards, destruction of education techniques and standards, undermining of religious and moral values and ethic levels, economic destruction of the middle class and so on. And while on the surface of it, communism would appear to have failed as an economic alternative to capitalism, their initiated destruction of the West continues to this day, funded by George Soros.

The West also funded opposition to non-aligned regimes, orchestrated or conducted assasinations of national leaders, channeled funds through multiple entities that ended up purchasing weapons for armed insurgents and terrorist groups. So they are not at all lily white.

OK, that’s war between countries, states and groups. What about “war” in a broader sense engaged in by commercial interests. This is not commonly spoken of in general conversation but exists nevertheless. Perhaps it is not as readily contemplated or discussed because the body count does not appear on the 6 o’clock news.

Or is it because our worst ability is being able to confront eviil and only evil we are forced to confront makes it past our “I don’t want to even think about that” filter. Let’s raise our confront level abd look closer at this.

For some time now we have also had war-like tactics being engaged in by commercial firms. Last week I saw one Australian hardware chain accused of industrial espionage against its rivals.

And in my Healthelicious newsletter of Monday 9th October is an article reporting where a judge ruled Merck, the makers of the MMR and Gardisil vaccines guilty of “systematic and outrageous deception in conjunction with unethical business practices”.

In the past I had also heard of paid trolls, people employed by companies or government agencies to post comments on social media promoting a propaganda line.

As I look around the posts I see on social media and the clips reported there of what politicians say I see a great many lies spoken and written in support of things I observe to be destructive.

OK, so before we look at those things, let’s define what is our ideal scene for the people of a nation.

A nation of intelligent, well informed, aware and free people enjoying an abundant, civilised and cultured life, in harmony with each other and their international neighbours, free to pursue their vocational and leisure interests in safety and free of domesic or foreign interference, be that military, economic, financial, medical, mental or spiritual.

So, how are we doing against that ideal scene, what is the current scene:

The use of depleted uranium in ammunition,
The use of Australia’s shorelines for military exercises with the aforementioned depleted uranium munitions,
The fracking of gas under farm lands and water sources,
Poisons being approved for use as pesticides that are destructive to human and animal life and the environment.
Massive pollution continuing relatively unchecked while false threats are used to distract and divide the people and make money for a select few.

The overt dismantling of Australia’s manufacturing industry as a result of the Lima Ageement in 1972,
The unfettered purchasing of Australia’s farming assets by Chinese firms going on today.
The permitting of the country as a whole to live outside its means.
The government borrowing of massive debt.
The selling off of public assets.
The export of energy resources with consequent price hikes domestically.
The allowing of local banks to recklessly invest in derivatives while not protecting households from risk.

Undue influence by a medical monopoly aligned with a pharmaceutical cartel.
Vitamins, herbs, and natural therapy practitioners under restriction or attack.
Drugs and vaccines approved, promoted and mandated that cause more harm than the diseases for which they are promoted to prevent while not conferring immunity while at the same time suppressing natural and effective, non-drug treatments.

Thousands of toxins allowed into our food supply.
Untested, genetically altered foods being approved by agencies tasked with protecting our health and later being found to cause harm and death.
Nutritionaly deficient, food like substances allowed to dominate the food supply leading to avoidable ill-health, disease and early death.

The deliberate dumbing down of the population by lowering the education standards and not developing or applying a workable technology of study.
The introduction and promotion of concepts and ideology antipathetic to the survival of the individual and the family unit.

The progressive militarisation of local police forces.
The increased use of lethal force by the police against a more upset and sometimes drug-crazed populace.

Justice System
A Judicial system that has nothing to do with Justice for the individual and seemingly an enforcement arm of government and big business interests.

If you broaden the definition of an act of war to be something more like, “Any action taken against an enemy to reduce their assets and resources, power, influence and effectiveness, survival potential or longevity.” and look over the above list of departures from the ideal scene could you not be forgiven for coming to the conclusion that we the people are at war with commerce and the government of the country as a result of them not just allowing but in many cases promoting the above conditions?

And, as a result of this recognition of an undeclared state of war, could you not be forgiven for wanting to reorganise your life so the that the destructive influences listed above have as little impact as possible on you and yours while also warning others and seeking more effective action to increase awareness of more people and defund those who are so antipathetic to our survival?

And how do you do the above while having to remain part of the very system antipathetic to your survival?

Here is a start. I wrote this a few months back.

Most of us would not knowingly, deliberately fund a terrorist organisation.
Most of us unwittingly do, every day, through the purchases we make.
To avoid this, take the following steps:

To reduce the power (income, personnel and influence) of the multinationals and increase your awareness, competence and survival potential.

Become more aware. (Ignorance is never bliss. It leads to unpleasant surprises, often with disastrous consequences.)
Inform and educate yourself as to the way The System works and tread a different path.
Add your voice to the campaigns promoting sanity over vested interests, government power, tyranny and corruption.
Start by reading labels and understanding what is in what you eat and who is the owner of the business from whom you are buying.
Don’t buy things you don’t need.
Pay down your debt.
Get more competent at communication and selling and marketing.
Transition to a job that is on your basic purpose line. (Chances are it won’t be working for a multinational.)

Buy local, patronise mum and dad business and local farmers organic markets.
Have 50% of my weekly expenditure go to non-multinationals within 3 months.
Have 70% of my weekly expenditure go to non-multinationals within 6 months.

Make the time to make more of your own food rather than buying preprepared and packaged food.
Have 70% of my food made at home within three months.
Have 90% of my food made at home within twelve months.

Sell what you have that you do not need.
Clear out non-used items and garage sale or otherwise sell them - 3 months.

I have just learned the name for the above, it is called a Slow War:

If You Trust The Government You Failed History!
If You Trust The Government You Failed History!

Even MORE relevant today than a mere two years ago when I first posted it!

All three billion Yahoo users affected by 2013 mega hack

Are you a Yahoo User? If so, read this...

Whats Up Not
Whats Up Not

I can identify with this writer! I am atrocious at small talk.

Lesons From A Third-Grade Dropout by Rigsby

Sensational motivational speech!

I Before E
I Before E

English is great like that!

The Problem With Education
The Problem With Education

Somebody who expects you to believe them because they are an authority, isn’t, they are an authoritarian. There is a difference.

The Gun Debate - Settled
Chicago Sept 2017

One either thinks with their head or their heart or they don’t think.

We Are All Being Played
We Are All Being Played

I saw the above on Facebok. Ross Walker correctly commented: The first 2 pieces are the other way around, corporates run the government. There’s a missing first piece too, being the “elite” who control everything.

The Coming Financial Crisis A Look Behind the Wizard’s Curtain
The Coming Financial Crisis

I talked to a friend today.

Smart Dude, but he hadn’t quite grasped this whole Bail In operation.

It’s important to know what is being planned here. Your bank account could be at risk.

So let me explain it simply.

A strategy has been devised by the Global Financial Mafia (and I use that term advisedly) to protect banks - particularly the large banks - from the financial calamity that is going to result from the explosion of the derivatives bubble.

What is the “Derivatives Bubble?”

Derivatives are essentially bets - yes, like Vegas - bets between financial institutions primarily on the direction of interest rates. One bank thinks rates are going up, the other thinks they are going down and they bet.

The bet becomes a security, like a stock or a bond.

Then people bet on those bets and others bet on the bets of the bets and the bets pyramid to....

Today, there are about $1.2 QUADRILLION dollars in derivatives on the planet. $1,200,000,000,000,000.

About $227 Trillion are held by U.S. banks. $227,000,000,000,000.

The figures are mind numbing.

Banks can use depositors money to help fund their derivatives.

We are talking fiscal insanity.

Warren Buffet has called derivatives, “Financial weapons of mass destruction.”

Sooner or later this bubble will break. Banks who made bad “bets” will suffer catastrophic losses...or will they?

With the new “Bail In Strategy” (designed by the world’s top central bank in Basel, Switzerland) banks that suffer losses and are failing can take money from depositor’s accounts and convert the money to bank stock.

You’re scratching your head now thinking, they can’t possibly take my money....

The trouble is that once you put your money in the bank, IT IS NO LONGER YOUR MONEY. It’s the bank’s money. Yes, they owe it to you. But you are an “accounts payable.” You are what’s called an “unsecured creditor.” And unsecured creditors are paid out from a failing bank after the derivatives holders - the bank itself.

How much they can take is a question, as the FDIC, in issuing a memo on this procedure for U.S. banks, specifically omitted any mention of deposit insurance. Perhaps the insurance will apply, but Bail Ins are new, have never been done here before and the FDIC did not mention insurance in their Bail In memo.
To get the full story of who is behind this and how to protect yourself, read my new book, The Coming Financial Crisis A Look Behind the Wizard’s Curtain. Print or digital.

It is written in “plain english.” Learn what is in progress and how to protect yourself.

Knowledge is power. Get some.

How To Peeve Your Neighbours
How To Peeve Your Neighbours

Golly gee gosh there are some creative wags around!

Power Attrracts Suppressives
Power Attrracts Suppressives

True this!

2011 Deaths
2011 Deaths

Relativities. Amazing aren’t they?


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 2014-2017 © by Tom Grimshaw - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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