Problem viewing this email? Click here for online version.

Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter


Twitter Facebook Google
Read or Condemn Yourself to Death by Ignorance

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.

The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie.

One word of truth outweighs a world of lies.

Observation And Integrity

Wednesday 27th January 2021


Hope this finds you fit and well.

Here is a sampling of what recently crossed my digital desk.

The CORRECT Reason Australia Day is Celebrated

You Have Been Perfectly Programmed

How You Tell The Truth Is Being Told

Traitor Hillary

Unplug The Propaganda

Burisma Nails Biden

Pelosi Letter

Leopard Mum And Cub

Spiritual Warriors

Pope Francis Seizes Vatican Bank

Angels Walk Among Us

My Beloved

Updated Privacy Policy

And The People Refused

COVID Is A Killer

Government Negligence (Or Malfeasance) On Grand Scale

CNN Subtle As A Meat Axe

I hope you get something from it!


The CORRECT Reason Australia Day is Celebrated

Alexandra Guild-Schoeller writes:

“Hi, this synopsis highlights the lack of knowledge of the origin of “Australia Day” being celebrated on the “26 January” each Year.

Writer’s quote: “ I have fact-checked this very good synopsis of the facts that appear to have disappeared over the years of selective education.”

Facts about Australia Day Our Education system is not competently advising our children !!

Don’t expect the media to educate you that’s not part of their agenda.

Australia Day does not celebrate the arrival of the first fleet or the invasion of anything.

Captain Cook did not arrive in Australia on the 26th of January. The Landing of Captain Cook in Sydney happened on the 28th of April 1770 - not on the 26th of January 1770.

The First Fleet arrived in Botany Bay on the 18th of January. The 26th was chosen as Australia Day for a different reason; however, Captain Cook’s landing was included in Australia Day celebrations as a reminder of a significant historical event.

Since the extravagant bicentenary celebrations of 1988, when Sydney-siders decided Captain Cook’s landing should become the focus of the Australia Day commemoration, the importance of this date for all Australians has begun to fade.

Now, a generation later, it’s all but lost.

This is because our politicians and educators have not been doing a good job promoting the day. Our politicians have not been advertising the real reason for Australia Day, and our educators have not been teaching our children the importance of the 26th of January to all Australians.

The media, as usual, is happy to twist the truth for the sake of controversy.

In recent years, the media has helped fan the flames of discontent among the Aboriginal community Many are now so offended by what they see as a celebration of the beginning of the darkest days of Aboriginal history, they want the date changed.

Various local Councils are seeking to remove themselves from Australia Day celebrations, even refusing to participate in citizenship ceremonies, and calls are going out to have Australia Day on a different day.

The big question is, why has the Government allowed this misconception to continue?

Captain Cook didn’t land on the 26th of January. So changing the date of any celebration of Captain Cook’s landing would not have any impact on Australia Day, but maybe it would clear the way for the truth about Australia Day.

The reality is, the Aborigines in this country suffered terribly under the hands of British colonialism. This is as much Australia’s history as the landing of the first fleet, and both should be remembered, equally. Both should be taught, side by side, in our schools.

Australians of today abhor what was done under British governance to the Aborigines. We abhor what was done under British governance to the Irish and many other cultures around the world. So, after the horrors of WWII, we decided to fix it.

We became our own people.

On the 26th of January 1949, the Australian nationality came into existence when the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948 was enacted. That was the day we were first called Australians and allowed to travel with Passports as Australians.

Under the Nationality Act 1920 (Cth), all Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders born after January 1, 1921, gained the status of British subjects.

In 1949, therefore, they automatically became Australian citizens under the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948.

Before that special date, all people living in Australia, including Aborigines born after 1921, were called ’British Subjects’ and forced to travel on British Passports and fight in British wars.

We all became Australians on the same day!

This is why we celebrate Australia Day on the 26th of January!

This was the day Australians became free to make our own decisions about which wars we would fight and how our citizens would be treated. It was the day Aborigines were declared Australians.

Until this date, Aborigines were not protected by law. For the first time since Cook’s landing, this new Act gave Aboriginal Australians by inference and precedent the full protection of Australian law.

Because of this Act, the government became free to help Aborigines, and since that day much has been done to assist Aboriginal Australians, including saying ’sorry’ for the previous atrocities done before this law came into being.

This was a great day for all Australians!

This is why the 26th of January is the day new Australians receive their citizenship. It is a day which celebrates the implementation of the Nationality and Citizenship Act of 1948 - the Act which gave freedom and protection to the first Australians and gives all Australians, old and new, the right to live under the protection of “Australian Law, united as one nation.”

Now, isn’t that cause for celebration?

Education is key! There is a great need for education on the real reason we celebrate Australia Day on the 26th of January. This reason needs to be advertised and taught in schools. We all need to remember this one very special day in Australia’s history, when freedom came to all Australians.

What was achieved that day is something for which all Australians can be proud!

We need to remember both the good and the bad in our history, but the emphasis must be the freedom and unity all Australians now have, because of what was done on the 26th of January 1949, to allow all of us to live without fear in a land of peace.

Isn’t it time all Australians were taught the real reason we celebrate Australia Day on Jan 26th?”

P.S. In one way or another we are ALL the descendants of the subjugated..ALL OF US ! So we should ALL be celebrating and giving thanks for the freedoms, the lifestyles and opportunities that we currently enjoy, thanks to the strengths and battles of our ancestors.

You Have Been Perfectly Programmed
You Have Been Perfectly Programmed

How You Tell The Truth Is Being Told
How You Tell The Truth Is Being Told

Traitor Hillary
Traitor Hillary

A short poem you won’t forget.

Do you recall President Obama referring to the Benghazi incident as “a bump in the road?”

Recently, I heard an ex-Navy SEAL being interviewed on Fox News regarding a book he has written about how to handle crisis situations in our lives.

At the end of the interview he asked if he could make a comment on Benghazi and, of course, the anchor said “Yes.” He then thanked Fox News for keeping the Benghazi story in the news, since other news organizations are not.

He said the SEALs who died deserve the public knowing the truth about the whole affair.

The poem was written by an anonymous Marine Corps officer:


We’re the battling boys of Benghazi, No fame, no glory, no paparazzi.
Just a fiery death in a blazing hell, defending our country we loved so well.
It wasn’t our job, but we answered the call, Fought to the Consulate and scaled the wall.
We pulled twenty countrymen from the jaws of fate, led them to safety and stood at the gate.
Just the two of us and foes by the score, but we stood fast to bar the door.
Three calls for reinforcement, but all were denied, so we fought and we fought and we fought ’til we died.
We gave our all for our Uncle Sam, but Barack and Hillary didn’t give a damn.
Just two dead SEALs who carried the load, No thanks to us...we were just “Bumps in the Road”.

So, will this reach every American with a computer?

Or do we act like the press and give a pass to the people who literally sat there in the White House and watched the SEALs’ execution on live streaming video and did absolutely nothing?

“What difference does it make?”

And she wanted to be the next President!

Unplug The Propaganda
Unplug The Propaganda

The more you cross-reeference the MSM (Main Stream Media) with the statistics and facts the more certainty you get that the MSM is a lie factory supporting the agenda. So what is the agenda? Watch this.

Burisma Nails Biden
Burisma Nails Biden

Pelosi Letter
Pelosi Letter

Do you have verificatio of this?

Leopard Mum And Cub
Leopard Mum And Cub

Spiritual Warriors
Spiritual Warriors

Each time you stand up for the truth, speak out against an injustice, bullying or suppression of human rights, you add another feather to your head dress. Each time you stay silent when you should speak out you invalidate and belittle yourself. Don’t do that. It is a very slippery slope to a very deep, dark canyon.

Pope Francis Seizes Vatican Bank
Babylon's Banksters

Many people spotted this story over the holiday break, and it's worth some commentary. The Institute for Religious Operations, otherwise known as the Vatican Bank, has long been a sore spot in the Vatican's image in the world. The problems began, one might recall, in the late pontificate of Paul VI(though the story broke later), when the first scandals and stories began to break tying the bank to other scandals, mobster Michelle Sindona's Franklin Bank collapse, the Loge Propaganda Due affair that tied Mason Licio Gelli's P2 Lodge to high ranking Italian government and Vatican officials, to the connections of Banco Ambrosiano's Roberto Calvi (found hanging from London's Blackfriar's Bridge with bricks stuffed into his pants), to American Archbishop Paul Marcinkus, at one time head of the IOR, and later Pope John-Paul II's chief of security. And of course, to the rumors that persist to this day that Albino Cardinal Luciani - Pope John-Paul I - was rumored to be ready to take a major broom to the Vatican Bank (and the Vatican itself), and clean out the swamp, when he was found dead in his bed, shortly after a meeting with an archbishop. The circumstances of his death, not the least the strange behavior of the Cardinal Camerlengo (the cardinal who takes over Vatican operations until a new pope is elected) Jean Villot in his handing of the death, led some to conclude John-Paul I was murdered. (For the record, it's a suspicion I continue to entertain.) More recently, suspicious 1.8 billion dollar transactions have apparently taken place between the Vatican and Australia, prompting one Vatican spokesman to state that the Vatican simply doesn't have that kind of money laying around. I say balderdash to that, for as I wrote in Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations, Eugene Cardinal Tisserant - incidentally the Cardinal in charge of the Vatican archives at the time - was heavily implicated, in the 1970s, as being involved in a scheme to launder $900 million in fraudulent American corporate securities.

Angels Walk Among Us
Angels Walk Among Us

My Beloved
My Beloved

Jil Ross says, "Something you need to know but did not know you needed to know..."

Updated Privacy Policy
Updated Privacy Policy

And The People Refused
And The People Refused

COVID Is A Killer
COVID Is A Killer

Government Negligence (Or Malfeasance) On Grand Scale - Canadian expert's research finds lockdown harms are 10 times greater than benefits
Sorry We Are Closed

Dr. Ari Joffe is a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Alberta. He has written a paper titled COVID-19: Rethinking the Lockdown Groupthink that finds the harms of lockdowns are 10 times greater than their benefits.

You were a strong proponent of lockdowns initially but have since changed your mind. Why is that?

There are a few reasons why I supported lockdowns at first.

First, initial data falsely suggested that the infection fatality rate was up to 2-3%, that over 80% of the population would be infected, and modelling suggested repeated lockdowns would be necessary. But emerging data showed that the median infection fatality rate is 0.23%, that the median infection fatality rate in people under 70 years old is 0.05%, and that the high-risk group is older people especially those with severe co-morbidities. In addition, it is likely that in most situations only 20-40% of the population would be infected before ongoing transmission is limited (i.e., herd-immunity).

Second, I am an infectious diseases and critical care physician, and am not trained to make public policy decisions. I was only considering the direct effects of COVID-19 and my knowledge of how to prevent these direct effects. I was not considering the immense effects of the response to COVID-19 (that is, lockdowns) on public health and wellbeing.

Emerging data has shown a staggering amount of so-called ’collateral damage’ due to the lockdowns. This can be predicted to adversely affect many millions of people globally with food insecurity [82-132 million more people], severe poverty [70 million more people], maternal and under age-5 mortality from interrupted healthcare [1.7 million more people], infectious diseases deaths from interrupted services [millions of people with Tuberculosis, Malaria, and HIV], school closures for children [affecting children’s future earning potential and lifespan], interrupted vaccination campaigns for millions of children, and intimate partner violence for millions of women. In high-income countries adverse effects also occur from delayed and interrupted healthcare, unemployment, loneliness, deteriorating mental health, increased opioid crisis deaths, and more.

Third, a formal cost-benefit analysis of different responses to the pandemic was not done by government or public health experts. Initially, I simply assumed that lockdowns to suppress the pandemic were the best approach. But policy decisions on public health should require a cost-benefit analysis. Since lockdowns are a public health intervention, aiming to improve the population wellbeing, we must consider both benefits of lockdowns, and costs of lockdowns on the population wellbeing. Once I became more informed, I realized that lockdowns cause far more harm than they prevent.

There has never been a full cost-benefit analysis of lockdowns done in Canada. What did you find when you did yours?

First, some background into the cost-benefit analysis. I discovered information I was not aware of before. First, framing decisions as between saving lives versus saving the economy is a false dichotomy. There is a strong long-run relationship between economic recession and public health. This makes sense, as government spending on things like healthcare, education, roads, sanitation, housing, nutrition, vaccines, safety, social security nets, clean energy, and other services determines the population well-being and life-expectancy. If the government is forced to spend less on these social determinants of health, there will be ’statistical lives’ lost, that is, people will die in the years to come. Second, I had underestimated the effects of loneliness and unemployment on public health. It turns out that loneliness and unemployment are known to be among the strongest risk factors for early mortality, reduced lifespan, and chronic diseases. Third, in making policy decisions there are trade-offs to consider, costs and benefits, and we have to choose between options that each have tragic outcomes in order to advocate for the least people to die as possible.

In the cost-benefit analysis I consider the benefits of lockdowns in preventing deaths from COVID-19, and the costs of lockdowns in terms of the effects of the recession, loneliness, and unemployment on population wellbeing and mortality. I did not consider all of the other so-called ’collateral damage’ of lockdowns mentioned above. It turned out that the costs of lockdowns are at least 10 times higher than the benefits. That is, lockdowns cause far more harm to population wellbeing than COVID-19 can. It is important to note that I support a focused protection approach, where we aim to protect those truly at high-risk of COVID-19 mortality, including older people, especially those with severe co-morbidities and those in nursing homes and hospitals.

You studied the role modelling played in shaping public opinion. Can you break that down for us?

I think that the initial modelling and forecasting were inaccurate. This led to a contagion of fear and policies across the world. Popular media focused on absolute numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths independent of context. There has been a sheer one-sided focus on preventing infection numbers. The economist Paul Frijters wrote that it was “all about seeming to reduce risks of infection and deaths from this one particular disease, to the exclusion of all other health risks or other life concerns.” Fear and anxiety spread, and we elevated COVID-19 above everything else that could possibly matter. Our cognitive biases prevented us from making optimal policy: we ignored hidden ’statistical deaths’ reported at the population level, we preferred immediate benefits to even larger benefits in the future, we disregarded evidence that disproved our favorite theory, and escalated our commitment in the set course of action.

I found out that in Canada in 2018 there were over 23,000 deaths per month and over 775 deaths per day. In the world in 2019 there were over 58 million deaths and about 160,000 deaths per day. This means that on November 21 this year, COVID-19 accounted for 5.23% of deaths in Canada (2.42% in Alberta), and 3.06% of global deaths. Each day in non-pandemic years over 21,000 people die from tobacco use, 3,600 from pneumonia and diarrhea in children under 5-years-old, and 4,110 from Tuberculosis. We need to consider the tragic COVID-19 numbers in context.

CNN Subtle As A Meat Axe
CNN Subtle As A Meat Axe

Could they make it any more obvious?


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 2014-2021 © by Tom Grimshaw - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Back Issues | Feedback | Subscribe | Unsubscribe

Software Development
Festival Management Software
Healthy Snacks
How to Live The Healthiest Life