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Wednesday 28th March 2018


Hope this finds you fit and well.

Here is an excerpt of what flittered through my mind or crossed my digital desk over the last week.

I hope you get something from it!


GREAT NEWS! I just received this email:

Hey Tom,

Have you ever heard that vitamins could help cure cancer and wondered was it all just hocus pocus or marketing BS? Were people just giving false hope to make a quick buck? I’d often wondered the same thing.

That’s why four years ago I set off across the globe with Michael Beattie to film That Vitamin Movie. I had the privilege of interviewing 23 experts on using vitamins to halt and heal disease. It was a life changing time for both of us.

Only a year before I had seen my own “ten years plus” history with depression halted in it’s tracks with a simple vitamin protocol. Now Mike and I were sitting in the same room as some of the people who formulated and perfected these treatments. It was mind blowing for both of us.

We also sat with world class doctors who had pioneered Vitamin C cancer treatments – and we got to ask them all about it in great detail.

One of the frustrating things about finally making the film was that we had to condense all of that footage (over 18 hours) down to an hour and a half. [Some fantastic footage was left out] as you can imagine.

So next Thursday we are making a lot more of those interviews freely available for you to see. It’s part of an event called Vitamin Mastery. Each day there will be two full length interviews from the movie as well as two other interviews from the most recent “Vitamin Summit” AND a daily episode of a foundational course on vitamins and nutrition from Andrew Saul. It’s called the Nutritional Fortress. That’s a lot of vitamin wisdom right there.

There’s no cost to join us and all the presentations stay online for 24 hours.

We cover cancer, depression, ADHD, heart issues, diabetes and much more at

I’d love to see you there.


PS. I forgot to say - you can actually see the full documentary “That Vitamin Movie” in glorious HD right now. [It’s free for the next five days at]

Click the Read More button to view the video:

St George Security Alert
St George Security Alert

For quite some time now I have received on average about a call a week from these scammers . Before I hang up I tell the person calling that they are working for a scamming company and that they should quit and get an honest job. I received this from my bank about the scam.

For quite some time now I have received on average about a call a week from these scammers . Before I hang up I tell the person calling that they are working for a scamming company and that they should quit and get an honest job. I received this from my bank about the scam.

Dear Thomas,

At St George, helping our customers avoid falling victim to scams is our top priority. We’d like to make you aware of a current phone scam targeting Australians.

The scam involves a caller posing as an employee of a large telco, utility provider or computer company. The caller will usually advise they are calling you because your PC has malicious software, help is needed to catch a criminal, or to recover an outstanding debt owed to a government body. Callers may become quite aggressive or threaten you with prosecution if you do not comply with their request.

Thomas, we strongly recommend you simply hang up if you receive this type of call. If you believe the call was legitimate, we recommend you return the call to the company using a trusted phone number found in the yellow pages or on the company’s website.

How this type of scam works:

The caller will generally ask you to install a piece of software onto your PC. The technical name is ’remote access software’ and this software allows information, or even control of your computer to be shared remotely with another user. Once the software is installed, the other user may attempt to control your computer without your permission or knowledge. The caller will ask you to sign into your Internet Banking to check your account balances, return deposited funds, pay a fee for their service or even purchase gifts cards. At this point you may not know the caller is controlling your computer. You will now have an increased balance in your transaction account, giving the false impression that a deposit has been made. Callers will generally ask you to return this via internet banking, a money transfer agent or in cash. Before making any payments or returning funds to the caller by internet banking, credit cards or cash, please thoroughly check all of your account transactions, including your credit cards. In reported cases of this scam, customers have had funds transferred unknowingly between their own accounts by the caller.

What should I do?

Remember, do not disclose your Internet Banking logon details or St.George Secure Code sent to your mobile to anyone.

Share information about these types of scams with your friends and family, especially those who may be more vulnerable to this type of crime.

Stop and consider the caller’s request - would the company which contacted me ask me to do this? It’s OK to ask for a second opinion from a friend or family member if someone contacts you unexpectedly, especially when the caller asks you to keep this a secret from anyone.

Register for Government alert services like to keep up to date with current scams.

More information?

For further information please visit

Thank you for using St George Internet Banking.

Sincerely, The St George Internet Banking Team

More Answers to "Why?"

1. WHY?

Why do men’s clothes have buttons on the right while women’s clothes have buttons on the left?


When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid’s right! And that’s where women’s buttons have remained since.

2. WHY?

Why do ships and aircraft use ’mayday’ as their call for help?


This comes from the French word m’aidez - meaning ’help me’ - and is pronounced, approximately, ’mayday.’

3. WHY?

Why are zero scores in tennis called ’love’?


In France, where tennis became popular, the round zero on the scoreboard looked like an egg and was called ’l’oeuf,’ which is French for ’the egg.’ When tennis was introduced in the US, Americans (naturally), mispronounced it ’love.’

4. WHY?

Why do X’s at the end of a letter signify kisses?


In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.

5. WHY?

Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called passing the buck’?


In card games, it was once customary to pass an item, called a buck, from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a player did not wish to assume the responsibility of dealing, he would ’pass the buck’ to the next player.

6. WHY?

Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast?


In earlier times it used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount of his drink into the glass of the host. Both men would drink it simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host, he would only touch or clink the host’s glass with his own.

7. WHY?

Why are people in the public eye said to be ’in the limelight’?


Invented in 1825, limelight was used in lighthouses and theatres by burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light. In the theatre, a performer ’in the limelight’ was the Centre of attention.

8. WHY?

Why is someone who is feeling great ’on cloud nine’?


Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain, with nine being the highest cloud. If someone is said to be on cloud nine, that person is floating well above worldly cares.

9. WHY?

In golf, where did the term ’Caddie’ come from?


When Mary Queen of Scots went to France as a young girl, Louis, King of France, learned that she loved the Scots game ’golf.’ He had the first course outside of Scotland built for her enjoyment. To make sure she was properly chaperoned (and guarded) while she played, Louis hired cadets from a military school to accompany her. Mary liked this a lot and when she returned to Scotland (not a very good idea in the long run), she took the practice with her. In French, the word cadet is pronounced ’ca-day’ and the Scots changed it into caddie.

10. WHY?

Why are many coin collection jar banks shaped like pigs?


Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of dense orange clay called ’pygg’. When people saved coins in jars made of this clay, the jars became known as ’pygg banks’. When an English potter misunderstood the word, he made a container that resembled a pig. And it caught on

11. (Not WHY, but “WHO“) BIG CHEEKS

Bet you don’t know “Big cheeks”. Big cheeks. A grandson of slaves, a boy was born in a poor neighborhood of New Orleans known as the “Back of Town.” His father abandoned the family when the child was an infant. His mother became a prostitute and the boy and his sister had to live with their grandmother.

Early in life he proved to be gifted for music and with three other kids he sang in the streets of New Orleans. His first gains were coins that were thrown to them.

A Jewish family, Karnofsky, who had emigrated from Lithuania to the USA, had pity for the 7-year-old boy and brought him into their home. initially giving ’work’ in the house, to feed this hungry child. There he remained and slept in this Jewish family’s home where, for the first time in his life, he was treated with kindness and tenderness. When he went to bed, Mrs. Karnovsky sang him a Russian lullaby that he would sing with her.

Later, he learned to sing and play several Russian and Jewish songs. Over time, this boy became the adopted son of this family. The Karnofskys gave him money to buy his first musical instrument; as was the custom in the Jewish families. They sincerely admired his musical talent.

Later, when he became a professional musician and composer, he used these Jewish melodies in compositions, such as St James Infirmary and Go Down Moses. The little black boy grew up and wrote a book about this Jewish family who had adopted him in 1907.

In memory of this family and until the end of his life, he wore a Star of David and said that in this family, he had learned “how to live real life and determination.”

You might recognize his name. This little boy was called: Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong.

Louis Armstrong proudly spoke fluent Yiddish! And “Satchmo” is Yiddish for “Big Cheeks”.

Do What Works
Do What Works

This logic won’t sway those who feel rather than think but if you can do both, it tells a strong story. You need a balance of intelligence and force to survive in this universe.

How To Parent
How To Parent

Great synopsis!



Someone left their car in the long-term parking at the airport while away, and a thief broke into the car. Using the information on the car’s registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the people’s home and robbed it. So I guess if we are going to leave the car in long-term parking, we should leave neither the registration/insurance cards in it nor your remote garage door opener. This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.

2. GPS

Someone had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard. When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents. Something to consider if you have a GPS - don’t put your home address in it. Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.


This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her cell phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen. Twenty minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says, “I received your text asking about our Pin number and I’ve replied a little while ago.” When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text “hubby” in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.


A lady went grocery-shopping at a local mall and left her purse sitting in the children’s seat of the cart while she reached something off a shelf. Her wallet was stolen, and she reported it to the store personnel. After returning home, she received a phone call from the Mall Security to say that they had her wallet and that although there was no money in it, it did still hold her personal papers. She immediately went to pick up her wallet, only to be told by Mall Security that they had not called her. By the time she returned home again, her house had been broken into and burglarized. The thieves knew that by calling and saying they were Mall Security, they could lure her out of her house long enough for them to burglarize it.

Moral lesson:

A. Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc.

B. And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.

C. Also, when you’re being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don’t reach them, be very careful about going places to meet “family and friends” who text you.

PLEASE PASS THIS ON Even if this does not pertain to you, please let your family and friends know so they don’t get caught in a scam.

How 5G Will Harm The Birds, Bees And Your Loved Ones

Here’s a major potential problem...

Being Watched
Being Watched


Royal Commission spotlights the mortgage fraud that could implode the banking system

In its first fortnight of hearings, the Banking Royal Commission drew the nation’s attention to the huge problem of mortgage fraud. The hearings showed that each of the big four banks, which together control 80 per cent of banking in Australia, have engaged in fraud on a massive scale. The fraud is not confined to the margins of the home loan business, but infects the majority of mortgages, which means most borrowers can’t afford their loans. The bottom line is there is nothing real propping up the Australian housing market—it is a bubble of lies, and it would only take a slight shock to burst the bubble and bring down the entire banking system.

Until now, a small number of individuals and organisations, including the Citizens Electoral Council, have been warning of this danger. The Royal Commission has forced everyone to look at it. A shocked Robert Gottliebsen fretted in the 21 March Australian Business Review that the extent of the fraud means the Reserve Bank shouldn’t raise interest rates. “Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe must [be] becoming increasingly concerned at the revelations at the banking royal commission”, Gottliebsen wrote. “Lowe now knows that some if not all the banks have let their credit standards slip…. The false income statements on bank loan applications are contributing to widespread mortgage stress because incomes have not been rising. If Lowe increased interest rates it would cause a lot of people to throw in the towel and sell up and if that resulted in a setback to the housing market the loan dominoes falling would cause considerable bank losses.”

Analysts at giant investment bank UBS went further, warning that a possible consequence of the Royal Commission exposing the fraud could be a credit crunch—like the total breakdown in bank lending that happened in the 2008 global financial crisis. UBS analyst George Tharenou told ABC News reporter Stephen Letts on 24 March: “In this scenario there is a risk of a pick-up in arrears as existing borrowers become financially stressed, and could precipitate a broad-based credit event.”

Mortgage fraud worse than reported

Mortgage fraud is a crisis, even worse than revealed in the Royal Commission. The most authoritative analysis comes from Denise Brailey of the Banking and Finance Consumers Support Association (BFCSA), who estimates that 80 per cent of all mortgages are “sub-prime” interest-only loans, of which 70 per cent of borrowers don’t know they are interest-only.

Mrs Brailey is one of Australia’s leading experts on bank fraud. A trained criminologist, for decades she has advocated on behalf of thousands of bank victims to save their homes. She has also testified before numerous Parliamentary inquiries.

The BFCSA has made a submission to the Royal Commission, which reveals how the fraud is perpetrated. The information comes from the thousands of cases Denise Brailey has worked through personally, and her interviews with countless victims and mortgage brokers. She explained the key elements of the fraud in a two-part interview with The CEC Report on 22 March. (Click here to view Part 1.)

The BFCSA submission exposes:

The mortgage fraud is driven by the banks, not brokers. The banks employ Business Development Managers to give brokers 30 hours of minimal training, which includes encouraging the brokers to practice on their families—this has led to many brokers’ family members also losing their homes due to unaffordable loans.

The components of the “black box” of the fraud machine include the (usually) 11-page Loan Application Form, of which the borrowers only see three pages, while the balance is filled out according to banks’ specifications; and the “serviceability calculator”, which the banks control and brokers can only access with a password, and which ignores actual living expenses in favour of the Henderson Poverty Index that assumes all borrowers live on bread and water.

The unaffordability of loans is hidden for the first 3-5 years by various buffer loans, including credit cards with large limits and personal overdrafts, which the borrowers use to make their initial repayments. On average, the borrower’s debt increases by $150,000 in the first five years. The need for buffers proves the loans are unaffordable. When the buffers run out, banks avert defaults by refinancing the loans.

The banks securitise these dodgy loans, and on-sell them to investors as Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS). It is the payment stream that is securitised, but the investors wouldn’t know that the payments are not coming from the incomes of the borrowers, but from extra credit from the banks—a huge Ponzi scheme at the heart of Australia’s financial system.

Prepare for a crash

The shocking level of fraud in mortgage lending is a huge, immediate threat to Australia’s banks and economy. The dramatic rise in house prices since 2000 has completely distorted the Australian economy, such that financial services (dominated by mortgage lending), real estate and construction are Australia’s three largest economic sectors, and collectively account for more than a quarter of all economic activity. The government must face the reality, informed by the Royal Commission and the BFCSA, that mortgage fraud, and not real demand, has fuelled the extraordinary expansion of these sectors, which means it’s a house of cards that could come crashing down from just a small interest rate rise, or any other event that drives up the cost of living for mortgage-stressed borrowers. A rise in defaults will crash the housing market, destroy the jobs of hundreds of thousands of construction workers, bankrupt the big banks which have made mortgages more than 60 per cent of their business, and plunge Australia into economic chaos.

The CEC calls on the government to take two actions in response to the mortgage fraud and the economic threat it has created:

Expand the powers and duration of the Royal Commission, so it can investigate every aspect of the criminal fraud in the system, especially the complicity of the regulators APRA and ASIC, without hindrance, and hear testimony from real experts such as Denise Brailey;

Implement a structural, “Glass-Steagall” separation of the banking system, which will be a firewall to protect the real economy from a banking crash, and will stop banks from the gambling in mortgage backed securities and other derivatives that has been integral to their mortgage control fraud.

Installing Autumn
Installing Autumn

It certainly felt like that earlier this wek but I am sure that will pass...

Truth About Fukushima — The Entire World is in Danger

The lack of communication and appropriate response is alarming. Fortunately the article lists some foods you can ingest to help. It fails to mention two ofthe best, raw brown seaweed (Modifilan) and B3 (Niacin, not Niacinamide) that help remove radioactive toxins from the body. And yes, both of those are in my bars and powders.

This Cirque Du Soleil Jump Rope Artist Had Our Mouths Hanging Open

The Old Egg Seller

She asked him, “How much are you selling the eggs for?”

The old seller replied, “$.25 an egg, Madam.”

he said to him, “I will take 6 eggs for $1.25 or I will leave.”

The old seller replied, “Come take them at the price you want. Maybe, this is a good beginning because I have not been able to sell even a single egg today.”

She took the eggs and walked away feeling she had won. She got into her fancy car and went to a posh restaurant with her friend. There, she and her friend, ordered whatever they liked. They ate a little and left a lot of what they ordered. Then she went to pay the bill. The bill cost her $45.00 She gave $50.00 and told the owner of the restaurant to keep the change.

This incident might have seemed quite normal to the restaurant owner but, had he seen it, very painful to the poor egg seller.

The point is, why do many show they have the power when they buy from the needy? And why get generous to those who do not even need our generosity?

I once read somewhere: My father used to buy simple goods from poor people at high prices, even though he did not need them.

Sometimes he even used to pay extra for them. I got concerned by this act and asked him why does he do so? My father replied, “It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child.”

If you feel that people need to see this, then do spread this message.

Love this concept! Charity wrapped with dignity!

If more of us did it, we’d have less government handouts which breed only dependence on an unethical, irresponsible, self-serving few who spend other people’s money all too freely.

The story may or may not be true but the principle is a valid as the sun and the grass.


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 2014-2018 © by Tom Grimshaw - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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