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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.

Wednesday 24th April 2019


Hope this finds you fit and well!

I never thought of myself as a lobbyist, let alone an anti-lobbyist! But as last and this week’s collection of snippets shows, the Liberal/National Party Coalition have rubber stamped Adani’s coal mine application, Labor have promised a $1.5 billion dollar pipeline for fracked gas from the NT, both against the wishes of the people and the rot continues.

Liberal and Labor have done, are doing and promise to do the same in the future as they have always done. All of which puts you and I last. Our freedoms eroding, our taxes increasing, government debt at an all-time high and our aged suffering so we can dole out money to migrants while the pollies have their trouts in the public coffers!

Before today I had never heard of Polly Higgins and her take on corporate tyranny with her attendant promotion of legislation to criminlaise ecocide. It is ever more timely!

I have included data on two alternative parties for you to look at instead of voting as you have in the past as the old saying is never more relevant, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”

Here is a sampling of what crossed my digital desk over the last week.

What Australians Consider Bad Manners

Twenty Minutes A Day

The Inuit have a simple way of teaching their children how to control anger

The Political System Is A Conspiracy


USA TODAY NETWORK Reporters Uncover Copycat Bills in Statehouses Nationwide Using Unique Data Analysis

Percent Over 65 In Poverty

Waiting For MSM To Report Truth

Keep Shining

CEC’s election candidates fight to Stop bail-in — Break up the banks — Rebuild the country

Shorten’s Wild Fracking Spree – Call Labor MPs

No Forced Medication

Murray Darling Basin Myths

Polly Higgins on Corporate Tyranny

I hope you get something from it!


What Australians Consider Bad Manners
The Etiquette Of Queueing

I don't mind the attempts at "G'day", but the rest of them are pretty spot on.

Twenty Minutes A Day
Twenty Minutes A Day

I need to get this back in!

The Inuit have a simple way of teaching their children how to control anger
Inuit Family

Inuit society seems to have learned that lesson long ago, and managed to break that cycle.

The Political System Is A Conspiracy
The Political System Is A Conspiracy

When you connect all the dots you can come to no other conclusion.


I thought this was pretty good.

USA TODAY NETWORK Reporters Uncover Copycat Bills in Statehouses Nationwide Using Unique Data Analysis

Ever wonder why the same push for legislation occurs at the same time in many different countries around the world? Because it financially benefits corporations! Follow the money!

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A two-year investigation by USA TODAY, The Arizona Republic, and the Center for Public Integrity that engaged more than 30 reporters across the USA TODAY NETWORK, part of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), identified at least 10,000 copycat bills in every state using a unique data analysis engine built on dozens of cloud computers to detect similarities in language, revealing for the first time the extent to which special interests have infiltrated U.S. statehouses through “model” legislation.

“This project represents the latest and most complex in a series of successful partnerships going back several years between the Center for Public Integrity and the USA TODAY Network”

To investigate how bills dreamed up and written by corporations, industry groups and think tanks get copied from one statehouse to the next, USA TODAY and The Arizona Republic compared millions of words of legislation provided by LegisScan in a data collection and analysis process powered by the equivalent of 150 computers that ran non-stop for months. The project includes a live reporting tool that flags newly introduced model bills, allowing reporters in USA TODAY NETWORK newsrooms across the country to dig into every known model bill in their state and to track new copycat efforts. The investigation found 10,000 bills were almost entirely copied from models introduced nationwide in the past eight years and more than 2,100 were signed into law.

In a separate analysis, the Center for Public Integrity identified tens of thousands of bills with identical phrases, then traced the origins of that language in dozens of those bills across the country.

The results reveal that model bills quietly driven by special-interest campaigns impact agendas in every statehouse and touch nearly every area of public policy. Model bills have made it harder for injured consumers to sue corporations, called for taxes on sugar-laden drinks, limited access to abortion, and restricted the rights of protesters.

Percent Over 65 In Poverty
Percent Over 65 In Poverty

THIS is why we need to change the system!

Please don’t keep doing the same old thing that got us here. Don’t vote greens, liberal, labor or nationals! Look at the others and pick someone who will represent the people not the system!

Waiting For MSM To Report Truth
Waiting For MSM To Report Truth

Keep Shining
Keep Shining

CEC’s election candidates fight to Stop bail-in — Break up the banks — Rebuild the country

The Citizens Electoral Council is taking the fight against the criminal banking apparatus that is looting Australia’s economy to the federal election.

The CEC is running a slate of Senate candidates in every state and the Northern Territory, and two House of Representatives candidates in regional Victoria.

Except for the ACT, every Australian will have the opportunity to vote for the CEC’s policy agenda to:

stop the bail-in theft of Australian bank deposits;

break up the banks to separate normal banking from dangerous speculation; and

rebuild Australia’s infrastructure and industries, financed with public credit from a national bank.

In time for the election, the CEC has launched a new website to assist people in participating in the CEC’s campaign. Click the read more button for the CEC’s policies and candidates on the upgraded website.

Election goal

Aside from winning seats, the CEC’s goal in this election is to force Australia’s serious banking problems onto the political agenda.

Banking is not a single issue. Unless the banking problems are fixed, the nation is headed for economic disaster.

The royal commission exposed that misconduct and criminality are rife in the banking system, but that is not the full picture.

Unregulated banking practices have also created a massive bubble in the housing market, and left Australia with the second highest household debt in the world.

On top of it all the banks have run up close to $40 trillion in derivatives gambling debts.

At every stage the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) have assisted the banks in their misconduct and reckless speculation, while the government has stood by and let the banks run riot.

Consequently, Australia is in the same position now as countries such as the United States and Ireland were in early 2008—facing a massive financial crash, an “economic Armageddon”.

The crash in the housing market will crash the banks, which have the highest exposure to housing of any banks in the world. This will crash the economy which has become concentrated in financial services and construction. And it will threaten the banks’ derivatives speculation, which could potentially trigger a meltdown in the $1.2 quadrillion (thousand trillion) global derivatives bubble.

A derivatives meltdown will be the excuse for international banking authorities to direct APRA to bail in Australian bank deposits—to effectively sacrifice the savings of Australians in order to prop up the failing banks so they don’t default on their derivatives obligations and cause a global crisis.

This is a danger to all Australians, which trumps all other election issues, but the CEC is the only party addressing it.


What are the major parties, and the media for that matter, saying about banking in this election campaign? Nothing, that’s what. Given that we have just finished a royal commission that proved that both major parties protected bank crimes for years—the ALP just a few years less than the Liberals—this is a scandal.

Banking should be dominating this election, and the major parties should be tripping over each other to be the toughest on banking misconduct and crimes, which would be very popular. It is a sure sign of the corruption of Australian politics that they are not.

With the individual banks, the Australian Banking Association under ex-Labor premier Anna Bligh, the big four global accounting firms that hide bank crimes, and property developers, as the biggest donors to the major parties, it is clear why the major parties want to sweep banking issues under the carpet, and do the bare minimum in response to the royal commission.

Don’t let them get away with it!

The CEC is calling on Australian voters to not just support the CEC’s candidates, but also confront all of the candidates in their electorates and demand to know where they stand on bail-in, breaking up the banks, and a national bank.

Do they support bank customers having their deposits seized to prop up failing banks? If not, what are they going to do about bail-in?

Do they support breaking up the banks so bankers can’t gamble with deposits or lure customers into risky investments they don’t need? If so, will they vote for the Banking System Reform (Separation of Banks) Bill 2019 that is before the Senate?

Do they support a national bank that can invest public credit in the infrastructure Australia desperately needs, lend to small business and productive industry, and generally ensure that the important areas of the economy function properly?


The CEC is not able to run candidates in every seat, partly because the major parties have conspired to price out independently funded parties and candidates by doubling the nomination fee again. This is how the major parties collude—faced with losing increasing votes to minor parties and independents, instead of changing their policies they work out how to block competition.

Where the CEC doesn’t have candidates, vote and preference those candidates and parties that support taking on the banks. The parties that are genuine include:

Katter’s Australian Party—Bob Katter was the first to introduce the Separation of banks bill into Parliament, in June 2018;

The Greens—have become serious champions of bank separation and a people’s bank;

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation—Pauline Hanson introduced the Separation of Banks bill into the Senate in February, and her fellow Senator Peter Georgiou referred it to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee for an inquiry, the outcome of which the panicked Liberals have rigged on behalf of the banks;

Centre Alliance—Rebekha Sharkie supported Bob Katter’s introduction of the Separation of Banks bill, and the Centre Alliance senators voted for a motion to break up the banks in September 2018.

Contact all other individual candidates and parties to find out where they stand. Let’s ensure that whoever wins this election, when they take their seats in the House and Senate they have banking separation ringing in their ears!


Yesterday Bill Shorten announced that Labor will spend $1.5 billion on gas pipelines to open up the Northern Territory and north Qld to fracking and gas if elected.

This is a disaster for our water resources and the climate.

That’s your hard-earned taxpayer dollars being used to back multinational gas giants who are riding roughshod over the opposition of Traditional Owners and graziers.

Are you happy with spending $1.5 billion on fracking pipelines? Please take 30 seconds to leave a message for Shorten and other key Labor MP’s.

No Forced Medication
No Forced Medication

The Involuntary Medication Objectors Party is committed to giving a voice to the tens of thousands of Australians who have been ignored by the government and vilified by the press for their informed choice to reject the highly questionable government sponsored Vaccination Program.

Forced medication is contrary to the Nuremburg code and has no place in a free society. It might in a slave state but not in a free society.

Murray Darling Basin Myths
Murray Mouth

Were you were aware of the 7.6 kilometres of concrete barrages that maintained Lake Alexandrina as an artificial elevated fresh water system by keeping out the sea water thus destroying Australia's largest barrier island estuary? Just remember the Coorong once flowed into Lake Alexandrina from the south prior to the construction of the barrages in 1940 after which the flows were directed straight to the Murray Mouth, these flows have now been reversed with the collapse of the south east unconfined aquifer and this is why the Coorong has been dying and the Murray Mouth now requires frequent dredging. The lie about the natural state of these systems was the reason for the 2007 Water Act and 2012 Murray Darling Basin plan.

Polly Higgins on Corporate Tyranny
Polly Higgins on Corporate Tyranny

Polly Higgins, a British barrister who spent years campaigning for courts and governments to recognize ecocide as a major international crime, died Sunday of cancer. She was 50 years old. Polly Higgins drafted model laws defining the crime of ecocide and authored two books on the subject. She proposed making ecocide a crime on par with genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

“We are legally advising on ecocide crime to become an international crime at the International Criminal Court. Ecocide is the extensive damage, destruction to or loss of ecosystems. Existing law does not go far enough in terms of stopping serious harm, ecological harm and climactic harm. We’re talking about criminal law here, so you’re looking at CEOs, directors, ministers, heads of state, who can be held to account within an International Criminal Court.”


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 2014-2019 © by Tom Grimshaw - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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