1984 - 2019 ... not a memorial

 

Winston sat at his desk rewriting history. He was very good at his job and questioned nothing as a steady stream of requests, corrections, changes and deletions came his way and were promptly and seamlessly inserted into the current version of history - as approved by the Party.

He wasn’t alone and if he looked up from his work, which he seldom did, it was to see rows of men and women diligently performing similar tasks. History is, after all, written by the victors and the Ministry of Truth is both vigilant and thorough.

2+2=5 was the proposition Winston struggled to accept and if I were that Winston then 9/11 is my equivalent ‘stumbling block.’

Towers just don’t fall down into their own footprint at close to free fall speed without either the laws of Physics being broken or it being a controlled demolition. It’s an easy ‘either or’ situation or should be. The implications are unpalatable but that’s where the facts lead. I don’t accept impossibilities with a shrug and a “So what!’

I would love to be proved wrong about 9/11 … it was hideous enough without further layers of intrigue.

In ‘Alice through the looking glass’ Alice meets the White Queen who proposes various absurd ideas until this exchange regarding their respective ages occurs. Alice can’t believe that the Queen is over one hundred years old.

“Can’t you?” said the Queen in a pitying tone, ”Try again. Draw a long breath and close your eyes.”

 Alice laughed. “There's no use trying,” she said. “One can't believe impossible things.”

“I daresay you haven't had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast …”

I would love to believe that money can be printed out of thin air, still retain value AND be sustainable but it’s impossible isn’t it?

That scientists were somehow immune to the pressures of everyday life in which mortgages must be paid. The tobacco industry had scientists proving no negative health effects … the 5G beneficiaries have done no such studies and avoid the issue.

I’m not sure that I’ve much to say that’s not already said. I’m quite prepared to be proved wrong about the issues which continue to concern me but which are as seen by most as … ‘conspiracy writ large.’

If it weren’t for conspiracy, whistle blowers wouldn’t exist or perhaps they would but only in reference to musicians and cheerful people.

The birds do most of the whistling here.

 

 

An infernal convergence

 

 

all falling down - including the official story

 
 
 
New Paper on WTC ‘Collapses’ Adds to Literature Refuting Progressive Collapse Theory
 

Author Ansgar Schneider grateful to all who donated!

Few people know that the official account of the Twin Towers’ destruction relies entirely on just four journal papers. All four papers were coauthored by Northwestern University engineering professor Zdeněk Bažant, and all four were published in the ASCE’s Journal of Engineering Mechanics between 2002 and 2011 (Bažant submitted the first paper a mere two days after 9/11).

This may come as a surprise to many people, since one would assume that the government itself fully investigated the Twin Towers’ destruction and offered a complete theory explaining these catastrophic building failures. But that assumption is wide of the mark . . .
 
Watch Ansgar Schneider’s September 5, 2019, presentation.
 
 

not too warm, not too cold - about right for Spring

 

“ 97% of climate scientists agree …. “ you can fill in the blanks regarding CO2 yourself.

Much to my surprise and dismay, two astute adults in their forties had either not heard of Al Gore and his ‘An inconvenient truth’ or assume and then state when I mention Roger Revelle – the ‘father of global warming’ and Al Gore’s mentor – and Roger’s subsequent change of opinion regarding the place of CO2, that ‘Surely the science has moved on.’

It hasn’t moved on while Presidents use that 97% figure and it still features prominently in the media. It isn’t questioned or rather it is questioned but that’s not where the money is. What has happened in terms of ‘moving on’ is a new financial area of carbon offsets and trading which does very little but move the problem elsewhere.

I don’t and can’t dispute that extremes of climate are occurring but other factors are at work which aren’t considered by climate modellers. The sun plays its part and if the universe is indeed electric in nature then this requires a paradigm shift in thinking regarding cause and effect. At present, this understanding isn’t taken into account.

In the meantime protests occur, fear increases and ‘it’s all our fault’ becomes the dominant theme.

The 97% figure comes from a study by Dr John Cook in which the work he sampled to arrive at that figure misrepresented the authors’ intent. This is in the public record.

Does it matter that the 97% figure is used if the end result brings societal focus onto environmental concerns?

It matters a great deal when it’s a lie.

 

 

I don't listen to much music nowadays .... still enjoy playing

 

“When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money.”

It doesn’t much matter where that quote originates, the substance of it is mirrored by any tribal elder with a voice.

It was one of those misty days here in the Blue Mountains when time itself wavers and I feel a sense of continuity, of generation upon generation standing in line over aeons of time, looking in, looking out and observing the behaviour of whatever empire holds and abuses power which became the seed, the genesis of the following song.

That sense of being on the fringes of an empire and of sensing the implications of decisions made in a far off land but that will ripple across countries, like it or not, permeated my thought. A sadness, it could be the Roman Empire or any other but the rise and the inevitable fall doesn’t come easy.

Trees fill the view, horizon to horizon, this is a vast National Park in which I live. I only have to leave the road to feel antiquity.

Anyway, song got written and recorded and Matt Heinonen who lives up the road and is a cantankerous and creative film maker generously donated time and resources to put the film clip together. It’s well done and, in response to my tribal and ancient sense of the song replied that ‘Ancient is hard to find on film or video.’ Fair point but it does go to show how visions get changed in translation.

I like the song regardless of imagery.

 

        FALL OF AN EMPIRE - RECOGNITION OF THE CHILD

I recognise this mist ........... I’ve walked this path before

I recognise this mist ........... before I went to war

My senses are alert, there is no need for haste

I recognise this war on peace, I recognise my state of grace

Do not allow for the fall of an empire

To be our personal downfall - too much at stake

 

We’ve walked this path before

It was in ancient times - you remember

We’ve had our Armageddon - we’ve had our holocaust

We’ve walked this path before .... we know the cost

Do not allow for the fall of an empire

To be our personal downfall - too much at stake

 

I recognise this child, I recognise the need to be gentle

I recognise this much ...... we’ve walked this path before

I cannot say which need is more but needs our dedication

I will not allow for the fall of an empire

To be our personal downfall - too much at stake

 

I recognise this mist ............ I’ve walked this path before

This mist is just before my eyes ................ extends no more

My vision clears up, there is no need for haste

I recognise this new born child

I recognise our state of grace

I will not allow for the fall of the empire

To be our personal downfall - too much at stake

 

 

 

 

 

fall of an empire

 

 

are we there yet?

 

It would be the strangest thing if the move towards Brexit, a move back to some sense of sovereignty, ‘a free independent nation’, and the counter move to remain in the European Union then results in the break-up of the United Kingdom.

The law of unintended consequences isn’t so much a law as an inevitability. With the number of think tanks in existence one could imagine that all eventualities would be thought through and perhaps that’s happened. So much hinges upon ones world view, whether events just happen or whether there’s an agenda at work.

No doubt a case can be made for remain or leave regarding Brexit but the referendum resulted in leave, it hasn’t happened and the anger grows. Whatever happens the anger will remain for one side or the other and where that leads is anyone’s guess.

Hong Kong protests change from peaceful to violent and how sad it was to hear ‘God save the Queen’ being sung as if Britain were likely to rush in to … do what?

And this worldwide protest grows … climate, gender issues, ‘democracy’ … I voted labour all my life based on the simple truth that the positive changes in the lives of most in society were better served by Labour than by Conservative governments. It’s no longer so simple.

Donald Trump, growing more deranged by the day, mentions Globalists as if it were a dirty word - which it usually is - and, in the same breath mentions Patriots and my internal radar tells me that Trump’s version of Globalists isn’t mine and his reference to Patriots conjures up that quote … ‘Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.’

Yet in my world view there is an agenda, plenty of them, and the end desired result is a new world order. It’s not hidden, Presidents ‘look forward’ to that day but how to achieve such a goal when most nations would be reluctant to give up sovereignty to a World entity.

War, civil unrest, natural or unnatural disasters, a financial system working its way to a cashless society, a 5G technology unsafe for humans and, if so, unsafe for all living things but it doesn’t matter because there are ‘too many people’ anyway … create conditions so miserable that a new world order ‘naturally’ occurs.

The sun still shines … even within that phrase the meaning changes from positive to ominous if drought is the daily reality.

I don’t know if anything is ‘set in stone’ regarding the future.  

Change is the only constant.

 

to where Velikovsky's ideas lead

 

 

when in Eden

 

There are the things I absorb when a child. I still find feet and inches more immediate in understanding than the metres and centimetres with which I’ve worked with for most of my adult life.

That same unconscious absorbing and acceptance, without much questioning, covered every waking moment. The routines I followed, the religious instruction, social norms and educational curriculum were already in place so – we fit in as best we can and try to make sense of ‘it’ as our brains develop – mine has been slow.

I suppose I could call it a natural, fairly benign, cultural brain washing whereas my dad would have reduced it to learning how to march to the same beat of the drum as everyone else. Still not sure what to make of that and didn’t follow that path. I know that I simmered through much of childhood with a strong sense of ‘what’s fair.’ A large family, struggling, tends to bring that out if sharing is seen as a positive value but there’s also not much to go around.

As children, a case can be made, as it was amongst us, that food should be distributed equally – that’s fair isn’t it? Hmm … could also make the case that the eldest child needs more food because they’re twice as big as the youngest child. Even as children nuance comes into focus.

Ah – ‘we wuz poor.’

There’s a real disconnect in the world view in which I was immersed as a child, complete with a version of Christianity in which Noah’s Ark and Adam and Eve were both real and perhaps not so, and the ‘world’ was maybe not much older than 5 to 10,000 years old yet we also have the stark difference of the Aboriginal reality of 60,000 years of life upon this continent. They can’t both be right.

A few hundred thousand years since man appears in the evolutionary record ... or so I was taught yet no ‘missing link’ between ape and man has been found. Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’, in that respect, is theory based on shaky ground.

And then there are the ‘Out of place artifacts’ and what’s not to like about such mysteries. Upsetting accepted time lines by vast periods of time.

Early Spring here and bush fires rage in the north of the State and could continue to do so for months. Drought continues with no rain in sight so poor prospects on many fronts and yet, here, all appears well, nature makes the most of a few showers and the garden bursts into life.

A few hours each Spring gazing closely at the ground, on my hands and knees, in exactly the same way in which I once ‘specked’ for Sapphires in Central Queensland but now it’s scores of tiny Lady Birds which catch my eye as I undertake a bindii hunt through the grasses and moss which make up most of the lawn. It’s very satisfying and allows for bare foot in the garden. Bindii are beautiful before they set seed at which time barbs replace softness and barefoot becomes painful. It’s worth the ongoing effort but I’d never have thought of just digging them out if I’d not had the vision of a couple of women at an ashram who, while talking and sitting on the grass, were quietly busy with dinner forks digging out the bindii which surrounded them. As the ‘lawn’ was the size of a small football field this struck me at the time as both marvellous and pointless but they did assure me that they weren’t trying to clear the field – just making a start where they are. Something profound about that … think I while remembering and plucking out a small handful of bindii beneath the flowering fruit trees while Lady birds go about their mysterious activity below and bees browse busy above. Glorious.

I suppose any activity could be seen as a distraction but … a distraction from what? A continuous soul sapping focus upon the ills of the world isn’t constructive and glad I am that the Rugby World Cup is happening, that Wales is doing well and that minnow teams cause upset wins.

It’s also a ‘win’ that, in Britain, smart meter installation has temporarily stalled, due to ‘glitches’, thus slowing the roll out of 5G technology.

“The rollout of smart meters has been delayed by four years, [British] ministers admitted last night. In an embarrassing climbdown, they announced that families will now have until 2024 to install one of the devices.”

Hmm … sounds like ‘no choice’ is offered. Hmm … if no-one is offering no choice then …er … nothing can be happening, can it?

What’s absorbed without much question.

 

 

 

architects and engineers

 

NBC Anchor Ron Insana: Building 7 a ‘Controlled Implosion’

On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, CNBC senior analyst and former anchor Ron Insana went on Bernie and Sid In the Morning on New York’s 77 WABC Radio to share his haunting experience of that horrible day.

Approximately eight minutes into the interview, Insana made a statement regarding the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7 — which collapsed late in the afternoon of 9/11 — that is truly stunning, especially considering his access to the scene and his job as a prominent news anchor:

“Well, remember 7 World Trade had not yet come down. And so when I went down to the [New York Stock] Exchange that Wednesday morning [September 12], I was standing with some military and police officers, and we were looking over in that direction. And if it had come down in the way in which it was tilting, it would have wiped out everything from where it stood to Trinity Church to the Exchange to, effectively, you know, the mouth of the Hudson. And so there were still fears that if that building had fallen sideways, you were going to wipe out a good part of Lower Manhattan. So they did manage for one to take that down in a controlled implosion later on. And the Exchange was up and running the following Monday.” [Emphasis added.]

Before addressing questions about Insana’s timeline, let us establish the aspects of his story that are clear and unambiguous. First, he clearly identifies Building 7 as the building he is talking about. Second, he clearly states that Building 7 was taken down in a “controlled implosion,” which flatly contradicts the official explanation that it collapsed due to office fires.

ron insana quote 768 v3On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, CNBC senior analyst and former anchor Ron Insana went on Bernie and Sid In the Morning on New York’s 77 WABC Radio to share his haunting experience of that horrible day.

Insana’s matter-of-fact remark is particularly significant because the manner in which he delivers it and the context in which he came to believe that Building 7 was brought down in a "controlled implosion" suggest that he was told this information and that it may have been fairly common knowledge at the scene. (The only other possibility is that he deduced it was a “controlled implosion” based on his own observation of it.) Indeed, Insana is not the only person to report that a demolition of Building 7 was being considered or was imminent.

For instance, FDNY Lieutenant David Restuccio told MSNBC’s Brian Williams just minutes after the collapse: “We had heard reports that the building was unstable and that eventually it would either come down on its own or it would be taken down.”

Another is volunteer EMT Indira Singh, who, in 2005, told radio host Bonnie Faulkner: “All I can attest to is that by noon or one o’clock they told us we had to move from that triage site up to Pace University a little further away because Building 7 was going to come down or being brought down.” Faulker replied, “Did they actually use the word ‘brought down,’ and who was it that was telling you this?” “The fire department, the fire department,” Singh answered. “And they did use the word ‘we’re going to have to bring it down.’”

Then there are the unidentified construction workers and law enforcement officers captured on video just moments before the collapse, saying: “You hear that?” “Keep your eye on that building. It’ll be coming down.” “The building is about to blow up, move it back.” “We are walking back. There’s a building about to blow up. Flame, debris coming down.”

 Ron Insana, covered in pulverized concrete from the explosive demolition of the Twin Towers earlier that morning, reports from NBC’s studios on September 11, 2001.

Insana’s statement is all the more remarkable because it appears that he is unaware of the debunked official story of Building 7’s collapse — according to which office fires leveled a skyscraper for the first time in history — and of the controversy that this story has caused over the past 18 years. Insana might be surprised to learn that there is controversy at all, given what he appears to have been told during his reporting and given the manner in which Building 7 came down — namely, that of a perfectly executed controlled demolition.

Now for the confusing aspects of Insana’s timeline. Building 7 collapsed at 5:20 PM on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. He says he went down to the Financial District on the morning of Wednesday, September 12, where he looked in the direction of Building 7.

There appear to be three ways to make sense of what he said (assuming he is speaking honestly, which there seems little reason to doubt).

One, when he talks about looking in the direction of Building 7, he could mean that he was looking at the debris pile of Building 7, which had already been brought down neatly into its own footprint. In this scenario, he and others were inferring that if the building had tipped over instead of having been brought down, which had already occurred, it would have done significant damage to the surrounding area.

Two, he may have gone down to the Financial District and had the conversation he describes before 5:20 PM on September 11, rather than on September 12. This scenario seems the least likely, though, because he is very specific about not going back down to the stock exchange until September 12, having already made his way up from the scene to NBC’s midtown headquarters by midday on September 11. (Insana’s first appearance in the studio on September 11 was around 12:41 PM, when he vividly described how the first tower had “started to explode.”)

Three, he may have observed the damage to Building 7 or somehow learned about it on September 11, but he is incorrectly placing that observation or the receipt of that information within his experiences on September 12. One possibility is that the conversation he remembers having with military and police officers and/or his observation of the damage to Building 7 actually took place before he left the scene on September 11.

One can only hope that Insana clarifies his story, but the real question for Insana and CNBC is this: Who told him that Building 7 was brought down in a “controlled implosion”? And, for the countless reporters and government officials who were at Ground Zero in the hours and days after the attacks, how many of them were told that Building 7 would be demolished or had been demolished, and why have they not come forward with that information?

Sadly, it is all too likely that the same media malfeasance that has managed to suppress the truth about the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7 for 18 years will manage once again to ignore or explain away this newest revelation. But for those of us who exist in reality and care about truth, this revelation — which is merely one of countless corroborating pieces of evidence — will not be ignored or misconstrued.

The only correct way to understand this revelation is that Ron Insana — a reporter who intimately covered the events in New York City on 9/11, such that those events are seared into his mind and he received an Emmy nomination for his reporting — believes that Building 7 was brought down in a “controlled implosion,” most likely based on what he was told by authorities at the scene.


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2 minute update on 'electric universe' and climate change ... changes coming

 

 

snowballs in space.

 

Snowballs of ice and dust. A description of comets which, with evidence before us, is not true, not accurate, yet ‘scientific consensus’ – a phrase which should make one’s senses come alert – still holds to the snowball view, finds it puzzling but won’t look at the possibility of all celestial bodies having an electrical charge.

The celestial climate affects the Earthly climate or so it appears to me and if this isn’t taken into account then any climate modelling becomes suspect.

School children today are taking time to protest our collective lack of action on climate … ‘good luck to them’ is offered with sincerity rather than cynicism.

With that same sincerity I signed up years ago to receive ‘green energy’ only to find that my gas is from fracking which is a crime against nature let alone man.

Sadly the phrase ‘climate denier’ is used with the same sense of horror as is used with questioning ‘The Holocaust’ – you’ll know exactly which holocaust I’m talking about - as if it’s been the only one worth noting.

What I don’t like about either side of this debate is that there isn’t any … or if there is, no-one is listening.

While I’m musing thoughtful on a damp and pleasant day the magnetic pole continues with its own meandering across the landscape. It’s on its way from the Canadian Arctic towards Russia and doing the same down South. It’s not in rush but it does have effect upon the magnetic shield protecting Earth from sun flung electrically charged particles.

‘Nothing to worry about’ think I … just something which has its place within a bigger picture … not THE bigger picture. That, to my mind, would be multi dimensional.

For more on ‘snowballs in space’ I place the video below.

For an awe inspiring introduction to both Velikovsky’s ideas and the Electric Universe, ‘Symbols of an Alien Sky’ is easily found.

 

snowballs in heaven

 

 

changing perspectives

 

I found out recently that the word ‘idiot’ originally goes back to Greece and days of early democracy. It referred to those citizens too apathetic or too ignorant to be bothered to vote.

The word ‘fool’, almost always used as an insult, isn’t seen that way in early Chinese thought – a fool referred to an inexperienced youth and was a statement of fact, no emotional tone involved. I like that perspective, somehow it’s given me both hope and humour. Perhaps it’s also true that one can be a ‘fool’, in the sense of being inexperienced within a particular field of study, at any time within a life – again, with no sense of negativity involved.

So it is for me in respect to … so very much.

Yesterday was shorts and tee shirt weather, bushfires raging further afield but glorious here albeit a severe lack of rain. At dawn today and a silent white transformation of the garden is revealed with Treeferns and flowers bowing down to the snow.

I found Al Gore’s ‘An inconvenient Truth’ in an ‘Op shop’ recently and as it’s where the CO2 issue gained great traction I thought it worth revisiting. I wonder how many who are rightly alarmed at ‘Climate Change’ have done likewise. If I hadn’t known that Roger Revelle, the mentor of Al Gore, had become increasingly uneasy about the place of CO2 within the ‘Climate Change’ debate … hmm … it was once known as ‘Global Warming’ … anyway, Roger recanted, Al Gore called him senile and I watched a slickly presented DVD in which … we should all by now be dead, fried or frozen.

That huge patch of rubbish floating like an obscene island in the Pacific Ocean sums up the need for real action on mankind’s stewardship of the planet.

There are two ‘understandings’ of cosmology which actually impact on our understanding of climate here on Earth. The current view doesn’t allow for the universe being electric. The evidence is there to support the electric view, the planet Mars is covered with features the formation of which can be replicated in a laboratory using plasma. Comets routinely turn out to be composed of rock rather than being the ‘dirty snowball’ present day cosmology continues to name them.

The point being that scientific knowledge gets superceded as discovery is made. Equally obvious is it that those who’ve made a living from the older understanding may well find their life’s work turn to dust. Small wonder that many resist, lose any scientific objectivity and actively engage in deceit in order to maintain their position.

This happened to Velikovsky in the 1950’s and so it continues and didn’t end with Galileo’s persecution five hundred years ago. Conspiracies existed then just as they exist now and the word ‘theory’ wasn’t added to ‘conspiracy’ – the facts lead where they will.

The CO2 aspect of Climate Change is a money making scam.

Globalisation, a New World Order, a cashless society, the 5G infrastructure being put in place to facilitate the ‘internet of things’ for which we’ll all need a smart meter – these are real issues of the day for those not in abject slavery.

Civil disobedience is the result of policies which haven’t worked.

James Corbett – a delight to listen to – talks with Catherine Austin Fitts in the video below.

 

covering ground

 

 

Israel is no-one's ally

 

There will be no Palestine if Israel’s Prime Minister has his way. Annex more territory and ‘be damned’ with the Balfour Declaration, be damned with any pretence of a two state solution to … what? …. ‘the Palestinian Problem.’ Is there an echo of the recent past?

History replays and the Chosen People and the Master Race are interchangeable. Zionism is fascism with different clothing. There are many Rabbis who’d agree.

This isn’t about ‘The Jews’ – how could it be when Judaism is as riven with schism as all religions. It’s not about religion or race but it is about political ideology which is what Zionism is.

Zealots and fanatics aren’t confined to the fringes of society. Often they occupy central and powerful positions and the common thread in behaviour is summed up with ‘By any and all means necessary.’

This is Israel’s position and it has nothing to do with God and everything to do with Earthly kingdoms. It’s a potent brew and leads, as always, to eventual destruction.

There is a map showing the land area of Palestine divided into Jewish and Palestinian territory. It’s well known because it changes and keeps changing and in every instance the Palestinian area shrinks.

What a mockery Israel makes of peace processes and the notion of fair play and they continue with the pretence that they and not the Palestinians are victims.

It stinks to high heaven but that’s of no concern to those who seek worldly kingdoms.

 

 

 

Israel spying and yawn reaction

 

 

the news conference which may lead somewhere useful

 

 

102 minutes

 

“9/11: 102 Minutes That Changed America  is an unprecedented documentary that joins hundreds of pieces of footage and audiotape in a seamless historical record.”

Well – that’s that – 9/11 sorted.

Except it isn’t a seamless historical record. Perhaps using ‘102 minutes’ precludes mention of Building 7 – the forty seven story building within the same complex as the Twin Towers which collapsed though not hit by anything - but the only reason I watched this film was to see if ANY question at all got raised within its two hour length. It didn’t. Plenty of shock and awe, dust and pain and even a mention of the Pentagon but no Building 7.

Eighteen years of 9/11 anniversaries and I’ve never seen any of the dozens of videos/films available which do question every detail surrounding that day’s events appear on commercial television.

There was a moment within that ‘documentary’ which struck me as deeply human. A cleric is walking through a street below the towers but before the towers came down. A camera gets thrust into his face and an interviewer asks him, in breathless tones, what he’s seen. He glances upwards at the smoke and fire and says nothing.

The interviewer, in that crass way that interviewers have, says to the cleric.

‘Can you say something to comfort the affected?’

He paused briefly and before walking on, responds ‘Let me find it first’

 

 

 

I could almost hear the silence

 

What are the chances, what is the probability that three skyscrapers should fall into their individual footprints thus saving an incalculable cost in clearing up the debris and rebuilding?

I can’t answer that and neither did the N.I.S.T report's authors. They didn’t ask the question.

This is the level of absurdity surrounding the events of that day. The following is close to verbatim when the writers of the report were questioned upon its release.

‘Did anyone find evidence of explosives?’

‘No’

‘Did anyone test for explosives?’

‘No.’

Arguably the greatest crime scene known and the question wasn’t asked.

The amount of rubble left in those footprints was surprisingly small, much of it having been pulverised. That rubble was trucked away, the metal beams shipped to China, yet six weeks later and the excavators are still finding molten metal as they dig deep into the foundations. Molten metal? A furnace is needed to melt steel.

Jet fuel sounds like it’s high octane yet it’s closer to kerosene which most are familiar with – it won’t melt metal or our heaters would have demonstrated this weakness.

The near free fall speed of the collapse of all three towers inescapably lead to a conclusion that ANYTHING acting as an impediment, such as the supporting pillars, would need to be removed simultaneously. Controlled demolition is required.

The report below says as the title indicates – fire did not bring down Building 7 so what did bring it down, bearing in mind that no skyscraper has ever come down in such fashion anywhere or at any time, before or since.

Mainstream media will not ask the question and that in itself doesn’t indicate conspiracy but does indicate complicity. Accept one lie and the next stands waiting.

 

University Study Finds Fire Did Not Bring Down World Trade Center Building 7 on 9/11

 

Release of Draft Report to Be Followed by Public Comment Period

On September 11, 2001, at 5:20 PM, the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7 collapsed into its footprint, falling more than 100 feet at the rate of gravity for 2.5 seconds of its seven-second destruction.

Today, we at Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth are pleased to partner with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in releasing the draft report of a four-year computer modeling study of WTC 7’s collapse conducted by researchers in the university's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The release of the draft report begins a two-month period during which the public is invited to submit comments. The final report will be published later this year.


We invite you to read the report and to tune in at 10:00 PM Eastern tonight for Dr. Leroy Hulsey’s presentation at the UAF campus, where he will outline his team’s findings.

 

 

 

 

Ah - Building 7 - it's not as if it's a secret but might as well be

 

I got an email today from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Tuth.

The ‘news’ is that Building 7’s collapse was not due to fire.

Most have never heard of Building 7 and as the anniversary of 9/11 rolls around again so the mainstream media is bringing versions of the official story – it was never much of a narrative – to our televisions screens where they’ll likely be believed as truthful.

It’s not.

James Corbett’s ‘propaganda watch’ is linked below.

It's what doesn't make the news that gives pause. I know it's a continuous torrent but the 'news' about Building 7 is greeted by silence.

It's huge news - if not by fire then why did a 47 story skyscraper collapse at near free fall speed?

Our present day reality is fundamentally changed by the events of that day and it's not worth investigating?

 

the news ... which news?

 

 

5G - i didn't ask for it and neither did you - no consultation at all.

 
 
 
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The assault on life by radio waves that began in 1896 — that is now increasing so rapidly, and is injuring so many people and so many forms of life — must finally be acknowledged, and it must finally be halted. We do not have much time. Scientists, doctors, government officials, and injured people must all meet together in one place to put a stop to it. It is the most immediate threat to life on Earth, and its solution is therefore the key to our survival. If we can stop 5G, then maybe we can also stop the threats to our forests, oceans, atmosphere, and climate. They are all products of unbridled technologies that we think are necessary for modern life, but are really antithetical to life itself.
 
125,000 Signatures So Far

The International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space has now been translated into 30 languages. It has been signed, thus far, by more than 124,000 individuals and more than 1,100 organizations from 203 countries and territories. They include:

3,381 scientists
1,913 medical doctors
5,848 engineers
3,525 psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers
3,052 nurses

All signatures are now on our website, and the number of signatures is now updated in real time automatically.

I have just added a new category of signers: beekeepers. This is because beekeepers from around the world are signing in increasing numbers, and because 5G poses such a threat to honey bees worldwide.

*** Organizations that signed between June 3 and July 28 should sign again. For reasons that are not clear, all organization signatures submitted between June 3 and July 28 were blocked by my email provider and those signatures are lost. The problem has been fixed. Please alert all organizations that you are associated with that if they signed the Appeal during that time and their name does not appear on the Organizations page of our website, they should sign again. 
 
NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 
Satellite Launches

Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, plans to launch 12,000 satellites to supply 5G globally from space. The first 60 satellites were launched on May 23, 2019 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The second set of 60 satellites are scheduled to be launched on November 17; the third set of 60 satellites on December 4. As soon as 420 satellites are launched, SpaceX plans to begin providing global 5G service to a limited number of customers. This must not happen. The activation of 5G satellites in space threatens catastrophic effects, as early as this coming spring — not from the direct radiation, but from the alteration of the Earth’s electromagnetic environment, upon which everyone depends for their life and health. Details are in this article: Planetary Emergency.

Elon’s younger brother, Kimbal Musk, who is on SpaceX’s board of directors, lives in Boulder, Colorado, and is an environmentalist who cares about the Earth and our future. One of the organizations he founded, Big Green, has dozens of officers and team members and has installed raised bed “Learning Gardens” in public schools throughout the area. I am reaching out to all my contacts in Boulder, to see if any of them knows someone connected with Kimbal Musk and can get us an appointment with him. 
 
Birds in Peril
 
Canadian scientists with the National Research Council proved already in the 1960s that bird feathers make good receiving aerials for microwave radiation and that low-level microwaves cause birds distress, deteriorated health and mortality. Spanish biologist Alfonso Balmori has proved that radio waves interfere with nesting and reproduction. Scientists at the University of Oldenburg in Germany have proved that radio waves interfere with bird migration.

Two week ago, I received a phone call from geneticist Julian Northey in Ontario, Canada. He told me that last year, many Canadian geese were so disoriented that they never flew south for the winter. He observed flocks of geese near the shore of Lake Ontario, flying due east one day, due west the following day, and due east the day after that. In the dead of winter, in January and into February, when they should have been south in a warmer climate, they were still in Canada flying back and forth, unable to find their bearings, honking and honking in distress.

Unlike irradiated humans, irradiated birds are not on anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications. Instead, they are attacking people. “Proving Hitchcock Right, Bird Attacks Are Turning Violent This Summer”, read a July 15, 2019 headline in the Wall Street Journal. In Massachusetts, Minnesota, British Columbia, Montana, Colorado and Illinois, red-winged blackbirds, crows, hawks and wild turkeys are divebombing people and whacking them in the head.

In Bulgaria in June, 5G was tested for the first time in Sofia. According to an email I received on July 17 from a 20-year-old girl who lives there, this resulted in the deaths of more than 700 pigeons — reminiscent of an earlier, similar report from The Hague.

Where have all the Birds Gone?” asked Max Silverman on July 1, 2019 in his Birding Diary from England. “I have been out with the camera several times since my last blog which was over a month ago now but have really struggled to find any birds to point the camera at,” he writes.

Here in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Richard Balthazar wrote on July 1, 2019: “This past week I’ve been horrified to see the cherries ripening on the tree next door — and simply hanging there till over-ripe and falling to litter the ground. Always before, as the cherries started to turn red, the tree would be a-flutter with flocks of birds pecking the heck out of them. Now I’ve seen no more than three of our little birds struggling to reach a fruit or two. Where have all the birds gone?”

Insect Armageddon

This youtube video from California showing dead and dying bees falling out of the air near mobile phone antennas has been circulating recently.

Alongside birds, the world’s insect populations are plummeting just as drastically, if not more so. This is not surprising, considering that all insects have antennae, with which they detect their environment and communicate with one another. This is explained in the important booklet, Bees, Birds and Mankind: Destroying Nature by ‘Electrosmog’, published in 2007 by German biologist Ulrich Warnke.

In the last two years, scientists worldwide are waking up to this emergency. In 2017, scientists reported that the number of flying insects in 63 protect nature areas in Germany had declined by 75 to 80 percent since 1989. In September 2018, scientists reported that the number of insects caught in sticky traps in a Puerto Rican rainforest had declined, incredibly, by 97 to 98 percent since the 1970s. And in January 2019, scientists from Australia and Belgium concluded that these types of declines are occurring worldwide and among all types of insects. On February 10, 2019, a headline in The Guardian announced: “Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’”. Some scientists are blaming this on pesticides, habitat loss, or climate change. Others are throwing up their hands and saying “We don’t know why this is happening.”

But it has been happening for a long time. By 1906, ninety percent of the honey bees had disappeared from the Isle of Wight, where Marconi had established his first permanent radio station. The progression from “Isle of Wight disease” to “disappearing disease” to “colony collapse disorder” to “insect armageddon” has brought us to the brink of catastrophe. We do know why, and it must, finally, be halted.

“It Feels Like I’m Living in a Microwave Oven”

One day in April of this year, 5G antennas were installed near an apartment building in Geneva, Switzerland. Johan Perruchoud, age 29, a video and film maker who lives on the fifth floor, suddenly couldn’t sleep, and his ears started whistling. “In particular at home,” he says, “I felt —how can I put it — like I was in a microwave oven. I was not well in the house, as if I was surrounded by ghosts.”

His neighbor, actor and director Elidan Arzoni, age 50, fared worse. On the same day in April, his ears suddenly started making very loud sounds, so loud that it is “unlivable”, and he felt pains on the left side and back of his skull, and in his chest. His chest pains were so violent that he thought he was having a heart attack and went to the hospital emergency room two days later. His wife and three children, ages 9, 16 and 21, all suffer from insomnia, which began at the same time in April.

I received an email at the end of May from a social worker in Vancouver, Canada. She works for the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. “Vancouver is seriously radioactive. Someone please help me,” she wrote. I spoke with her and she echoed Mr. Arzoni’s words: her city is unlivable. Vancouver is leading the way in Canada in the installation of 5G.
 
 

DONATIONS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED
 
Thank you to all who have already donated. Alongside the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space, we are funding a lawsuit to stop 5G in the United States. Our goal is to raise one million dollars. This would pay our lawyers, and it would buy publicity around the world. Please contact me if you can help with fundraising. Donations from ten dollars up to a few thousand dollars can be made on our website, here: 
 
 
Donate
 
 
For larger donations, please contact me. Donations from U.S. residents are tax-deductible.

I have about 1,000 copies left of my book, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life. You can purchase it here. All proceeds go to support the campaign to stop 5G. It is the first book ever published that tells the history and science of electricity, including radio waves, from an environmental point of view, with chapters on cancer, heart disease and diabetes, as well as birds, insects, forests and wildlife. Dr. Kate Showers of the University of Sussex has likened it to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. When these last 1,000 are sold out, I will issue a second edition. Please contact me if you are a publisher who would like to publish the second edition, in English or any other language.

Arthur Firstenberg, Administrator
International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space
P.O. Box 6216
Santa Fe, NM 87502
USA
Tel: +1 505-471-0129
Email: info@cellphonetaskforce.org
https://www.5gSpaceAppeal.org 
 
 

Adani and the trampling of rights

 

Friends, the moment that threatened us has come, and we need you with us. 

In a shameful act, the Queensland Government has extinguished our land rights over Wangan and Jagalingou Country, ignoring our refusal to give our consent to Adani. 

Our homelands and waters, the fate of our sacred Springs, and our ceremonial grounds, are now officially controlled by billionaire miner Adani.

The Government didn’t have to betray our culture, and deny our rights in this way - they chose to do this. And, in this moment, we choose to resist.

STAND WITH US AND SIGN OUR PLEDGE! 

Now is the time for all our supporters to stand with us in solidarity, to prevent the permanent destruction of our culture. Will you sign the pledge to stand with us to defend our people, our rights and our country?

We will maintain our defence of country and stay on our homelands, despite Adani demanding that police remove our people from a ceremonial camp established last weekend at the site.

We will be there to care for our lands and waters, hold ceremonies, and uphold the ancient, abiding law of the land. 

The Queensland Government and Adani, working hand in hand, are criminalising our cultural laws and practice. We have been made 'trespassers' on our own Country.

URGENT: We need your support to sustain our fight. We must continue to resist Governments who would deny our rights, and Adani and the other coal miners lining up to plunder our homelands. 

PLEASE DONATE TO OUR "DEFENCE OF COUNTRY" FUND.

We have held up this mine for eight long years and we will keep fighting to ensure our ancestral lands are not destroyed.

The mining State of Queensland and its corporate vanguard, Adani, have never had our free prior consent to occupy our lands and take our water, or allow a coal mine to destroy them.

Adani are the trespassers. And the State aids and abets them. 

While we’ve spent fifteen years trying to get our land back through the native title process, we now face forcible removal as the Queensland Government hands our land to Adani. 

We face being criminalised for trying to conduct ceremony and maintain connection - the very essence of our continued claim to the lands and waters of our ancestors.

Last weekend we established a Cultural Sovereignty Camp on Country, on the land Adani is seizing for the mine’s critical infrastructure. View our video.

Our land has always been First Nations sovereign land, because of our culture and how we maintain our culture. And we're not going anywhere. 

This is always going to be First Nations land. They will not move us from our sacred places.

The Government are in dishonour for the suffering they have caused our people, and the harm they do to our ancestors. They should hang their heads in shame for how they have enabled this abuse of power by Adani. We will hold them both to account.

All along, the State and Adani have acted in bad faith to engineer an outcome. Yet when we have said no, loudly and clearly - when we stand in our truth and our law and resist - we are punished. They are perpetrating ‘lawfare’ against us.

The threats to us are grave. They are legal, physical and spiritual. They cut to the deepest meaning of being First Nations people in this country. Our lives, our families, our laws and culture are placed at risk by the rich and powerful.

Adani has bankrupted our cultural leader and threatens our elders who have fought through the courts with further punitive costs. We face criminal charges for being on the land the State just handed to Adani without even telling us.  The threat of trespassing charges and potential arrest by the police is meant to scare us into submission.

The Government and Adani are looking to make an example and a mockery of our people, to bankrupt and criminalise us, and force our people further into poverty. These are the conditions that are meant to make us grateful for some handouts and jobs in a dirty coal mine. 

By denying us ceremony and the right to claim and maintain physical contact with the land and our ancestors, they are denying our fundamental human rights.

We will not be relegated. We are the people from the land. The keepers of the ancestors. The water protectors.

No still means no. We will resist as our forebears have always done. And with your support, we can fight to right these injustices and heal the land.

Please pledge to stand with us, and donate to support our fight when you can.

Adrian Burragubba, Murrawah Johnson & Linda Bobongie

for the Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council

 

Remember, you can  purchase our “Adani, No Means No” or “Water Protector” T-shirts to support us. And you can share these links to encourage others who care about land justice to donate to our Defence of Country fund, and to join the 130,000 people who have signed our petition.

 

 


Adrian Burragubba started this petition on CommunityRun. If there's an issue close to your heart that you'd like to campaign on, you can start your campaign here.

 

I'm not in agreement - don't care what the subject is

 

‘Diverse and inclusive’ – debatably, fairly meaningless words which many embrace notwithstanding that they’re, often, mutually exclusive.

Embrace diversity but only if your views are accepted as, basically, the only view worth holding.

‘Birds of a feather flock together’ is readily understood regardless of the language spoken or the time in history. It’s reality. When the ‘left’ and ‘right’ hold their street protests, after the venom stops dripping, do they all hold hands and stop for a refreshing cup of tea and a chat …no … they don’t like each other. They don’t embrace each other’s diversity. Why would they.

Yet both parties probably like animals, have good qualities and go home to the usual activities we engage with.

Brexit and ‘crashing out.’ Why use such a phrase when ‘walking away’ is just as appropriate. Life – as the British know it – will not dissolve into chaos just because Brexit occurs. ANY deal will be scrutinised and if found wanting provoke a negative reaction. If a no deal occurs then new arrangements get put in place.

I don’t see any debate which clarifies the reasons why and why not Brexit should happen. Just as with the same sex marriage debate where there is no debate, only positions taken and insults hurled.

The inescapable fact is that the British voted to leave and to suggest that they didn’t know what they were voting for misses the point – they voted, democratically, to leave. You can’t get away with calling people stupid and asking for yet another referendum and expect to be taken seriously as a democrat.

Why can’t we all just get along’ says a sister of mine and I’m sure her thought is echoed. I don’t like conflict, don’t seek it out, find no pleasure in winning an argument yet ‘outrage’ is the word of the day and everything is open to someone’s objection or offended feelings.

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me’, the childhood rhyme remembered when the village bully was prowling. Cold comfort but reflecting reality. But now – awkward disconnects appear. That rhyme, known for centuries, no longer holds true?

Revisiting Velikovsky’s ‘Worlds in Collision’ becomes a calm reflection notwithstanding its catastrophic nature.

Spring approaches here just as Autumn appears elsewhere. We’ve had enough rain to soak the surface soil and benefit the local area but not to extend to the parched land further west.

I’m a bit perplexed … sounds like tummy ailment requiring burping …  

So many issues to digest and … he cheerfully added … ‘some of them  are difficult to swallow.’

 

from here to there without going anywhere

 

We were all equal except for those who weren’t.

Climate emergency? Not the least of outstanding concerns but only one of many. As to it being an emergency perhaps it is but if you’re a Palestinian, a Syrian or you suffer malnutrition because an American Clown masquerading as a President throws out economic sanctions as if there were no consequences to real people, climate isn’t just the weather it’s the extreme emotional, mental, spiritual and material climate under which most of us have to labour – I had used the word ‘deal’ and then ‘work’ but ‘labour’ is closer to the truth.

What’s in a word? The crowds of protesters described by our news outlets here in regards to Hong Kong became gangs of protesters this morning. Hmm … gangs eh! Are sensitivities being accommodated?

It’s a ‘look over here’ – no – ‘look over there’ situation and meanwhile ….

Meanwhile economies are crashing and what’s left when the dust settles are billions who will never have a job other than that offered by an Uber economy, a gig economy indistinguishable from the serfdom and slavery still existing overtly or otherwise.

It’s easy to see how many see these as ‘End Times’ – they’re certainly times of trial and tribulation. Problem with that outlook for me is that prophecy can appear to be fulfilled because events are and can be manipulated to serve that purpose. While God knows what’s in the heart, God doesn’t appear to intervene in a way in which human beings can all understand. That being the case why do people murder in the name of God. ‘Don’t kill each other’ is a basic commandment regardless of religion yet it’s on a ‘wish list’ in ‘the real world.’

Meanwhile countries like Australia – bastions of democracy or so it’s claimed – continue with the headlong rush via 5G technology and a ‘soon to arrive’ cashless society into a totalitarian system such as that already in place in China with facial recognition and social credit scores which rise and fall depending on whether or not you’ve become a docile consumer and where being a citizen, a relatively free human being, disappears into those hazy mists of time.

We’re sending a warship towards Iran to protect our … er … um … oh yes … our ‘national interest’. Standing guard over oil supplies which Iran hasn’t threatened. Of course we’ve just had the nudge from our American allies and ominously familiar phrases like ‘the coalition of the willing’ come to mind.

There is no ‘coalition of the willing’ - not among the populations but world power play and a military/industrial complex which we were warned about decades ago and which depends upon conflict demands that the conflict be ongoing in order to fuel the profits. It’s stark, brutal and if the majority of the people die in the process … corporations have no ethics, maximising profit for the shareholders IS ‘the law’ apart from the petty legal irritations put in place by governments of the day.

The fact that corporations are given the same legal protections as those given to people raises the question of why this should be so if there were no benefit to corporations which, unlike people, don’t die.

I’m not anti-technology until health concerns arise. I know about addiction - still smoking ‘roll yer owns’ at great cost - but I shudder at the degree of addiction as evidenced by so many who can’t seem to walk without a mobile phone in hand.

‘Hooray’ and the background news tells me that a small earthquake has been recorded at a fracking site in the U.K. … fracking is an obscene way in which to treat the Earth and the aquifers below. The damage done - debatably unlike a mine - cannot be undone. A ‘hooray’ because the tremor may help raise awareness and put a stop to this practice.

How trustworthy are fracking companies? On a par, perhaps, with some of the builders of large apartment complexes which, here in Australia, are now riddled with faults so severe that residents have to move out.

We had a small earthquake here a week or so back. Only a 1.9 magnitude about 10 kms below the surface which I heard as a low rumble but didn’t feel. Two days later and the red and blue Rosellas which fly in for some birdseed each day were standing deep in snow on the handrail of the deck. A stunningly beautiful sight to see the Treeferns with fronds bowed down by snow, the birds sitting pretty, and all of it within that wonderful silence that snows tends to bring.

‘Be grateful for small mercies’ comes to mind and, with it, the acceptance of that which I can’t change but ‘needs be’ aware of.

A gloom and doom merchant is not my natural position and whatever realism might be depends, to some extent, upon an understanding of what exists now. I can’t know what unexpected events may change the definition of realism.

We’re in ongoing drought here. It’s serious enough for our inland towns to be needing water trucks. It’s not just the lack of water but the effect on the land, the crops and farming communities which carry those towns. Every aspect of life impoverished.

Here, closer to the coast, we’ve been on water restrictions for much of this winter. As yet the tribe of slow growing Treeferns in the garden show no signs of stress but the little darlings have been around since before the dinosaurs and are used to change and to hard times. They’re a graceful tree and when I say slow growing – oh – takes twenty years or so for the trunk to reach the height of a man but they withstand both frost and heat much better than the thinner-trunked fast growing Treeferns. They can put on a few feet and more each year once they’ve settled in.

Whichever way I look there are groups of Treeferns, three are close to twice the height of a man, a dozen or so at the height of a man and dozens more waist high and less. The fronds on the smaller trees are often the same length as the taller trees. When the wind blows they wave.

In a quieter time, aeons ago, on the shores of a languid inland sea, I imagine I stood, deeply rooted in the soil, and waved back.

 

 

 

behind a curtain, not far away ...

 

I’d rather read Velikovsky’s ‘Worlds in Collision’ than read John Perkins’s ‘Confessions of an Economic Hitman.’ Both deal with earth shattering events, both became worldwide best sellers yet are still peripheral to mainstream consciousness.

Sanctions are placed on countries which refuse to submit to the ‘national interest’ of America, China or whoever has the power and sanctions are then used to starve a nation and thus be able to say … ‘See how they’ve ruined their country – time for regime change.’

It’s brazen and corrupt and only one thread of the material world.

I’d prefer to watch Praveen Mohan’s incredibly detailed work on Indian temples and relatively ancient history than watch James Corbett’s ‘Century of Enslavement’ – actually I watch both because I can and they’re both important.

I hope the fabric of the corrupt version of the material world unravels by the simple expedient of pulling on just one of the threads. What can I say but that it works for me.

It’s not a matter for depression but one of education – my ongoing education. One never knows quite where that will lead but certainties long held dissolve and unlearning takes place.

I remember the weapons of mass destruction – the ones that didn’t exist but we went to war anyway.

Well … I didn’t but my country did. Importantly, those who beat that drum will not place themselves in the front line under any circumstance and if that doesn’t give a soldier pause for thought, it ought.

The weapons of mass destruction also include mass distraction with gee whiz but weaponised technology.

But you know all this or you don’t, see the tapestry complete with threadbare patches or …

The reasons that many people are taking to the streets are varied but the fact that people take this action at all indicates a huge dissatisfaction with the status quo.

The story of The Emperor’s New Clothes is ultimately a positive story.

Whether it ends well is another story but truth first.

It’s almost Spring like here, cold at night but pleasant during the day. The garden is happy, bulbs shooting greenery, flowers to follow, snow drops beneath the TreeFerns and with Mandarins unexpectedly ripening on the tree. It’s unseasonal, we normally are in the grip of freezing winds for the month of August. I don’t put it down to CO2 levels - perhaps the solar cycle has more impact.

A video about cosmology from the electric universe perspective below.

 

plasma cosmology - does it matter? It makes a difference.

 

 

the words we use

 

The voice of silence.

Nuance, nuanced response, no place for it – ‘with us or against us’ is the somewhat grim, cartoonish reality funnelling into the day.

Communist, capitalist, neither system bears much resemblance to their origin – all roads lead to empire and regardless of what name I call the system the statues are always huge and fascism lurks in the uniformed background.

Google and Youtube, Facebook and Twitter. …. sounds like a dark nursery rhyme …. as it is.

I’ve steered clear of social media and while I use Google Earth I don’t see that they’ve lived up to their ‘Don’t be evil’ motto and thus I avoid their products where I can but I can’t quite do that entirely because youtube is owned by Google/Alphabet and youtube has been the platform which delivers the content so useful to me.

Nowadays the Alphabet corporate motto is ‘Do the right thing’ which has an ominous sound about it and it reminds me of my five years as cleaner/gardener in a high school. This was at a time when tree planting was frequently vandalised and littering was common. ‘Do the right thing’ had just been adopted as a state and community response to littering. A slogan to stencil onto the rubbish bins.

We had a few students who were living on the streets and to whom the ‘Do the right thing’ slogans plastered onto garbage bins wasn’t going to work. For a start it’s a command which is downright offensive to a kid for whom no-one’s done the right thing.

From my perspective, as the one consistently picking up a great deal of rubbish over five years it comes down to caring – or not.

I painted ‘Please care’ on the school garbage bins and got rid of the ‘Do the right thing’ slogans.

I don’t know that it made a great difference to littering but … ‘it’s good to be creative’ is the best I could come up with.

I don’t know how long youtube will still be useful. Its algorithms appear to narrow my options to the less controversial material and no longer keep me up to date with subscriptions.

 Many of those same voices that I value are now being silenced.

They’re not controversial although speaking truth to power makes them so.

I do find it offensive that Google have a ‘protected by recapta’ logo on the administrative section of my site. It sometimes asks me to tick some boxes to prove I’m not a robot and then ‘submit.’ My site has nothing to do with google and I haven’t requested security.

Submit to what, who and why? Unwelcome, ruthless bastards. Intrusive as ever. A social tool bent to serve only control.

Just as well that I am a robot.

Alexa and other devices which quietly sit there listening even when not ‘awake’ don’t serve any worthwhile purpose but – gee whiz – they get the population interested. So convenient but is it really?

I don’t often hear the word ‘citizen’ which is now all but replaced by ‘consumer’ – the first has a human almost fierce quality, the second is dull, pliant, easily manipulated.

The words we use aren’t accidental.

‘Do the right thing’ or ‘Please care.’

 

 

blacklisted - for no good reason

 

 

more on 5G and diminished health

 
THIS APPEAL BECOMES MORE URGENT

Satellites Launched  •  Lawsuit Filed  •  Donations Needed

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News

Alarming Decline in Millennials’ Health

Millennials -- the first generation to grow up using cell phones
-- are experiencing an unprecedented decline in their health when they reach their late 20s.

On April 24, 2019, the American health insurance association Blue Cross Blue Shield released a report titled “The Health of Millennials.” It showed not only that the health of this generation takes a sharp decline beginning at age 27, but also that the prevalence of many medical conditions rose precipitously among millennials in just three years.

The prevalence of eight of the top ten conditions among all millennials showed a double-digit increase in 2017 as compared with 2014. Major depression increased 31%. Hyperactivity increase 29%. Type II diabetes increased 22%. Hypertension increased 16%. Psychoses increased 15%. High cholesterol increased 12%. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis increased 10%. Substance use disorder increased 10%.

The decline in millennials’ health from 2014 to 2017 was not due to their being three years older. The report also compared the health of millennials who were 34-36 years old in 2017 to the health of Gen Xers who were 34-36 years old in 2014. At the same age, 34- to 36-year-olds in 2017 had 37% more hyperactivity, 19% more diabetes, 18% more major depression, 15% more Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, 12% more substance use disorder, 10% more hypertension, and 7% more high cholesterol than 34- to 36-year-olds had in 2014.

When the researchers looked at all health conditions, they found that 34- to 36-year-olds in 2017 had a 21% increase in cardiovascular conditions, a 15% increase in endocrine conditions, and an 8% increase in other physical conditions compared to 34- to 36-year-olds in 2014.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield report is here: https://www.bcbs.com/the-health-of-america/reports/the-health-of-millennials.

The only reasonable explanation for the alarming decline in health of the millennial generation is the life-long irradiation of their brains and bodies from their cell phones.
First Launches of 5G Satellites

On the evening of May 23, 2019
, Elon Musk’s company SpaceX launched its first 60 “Starlink” satellites into low orbit around the Earth. The satellites were launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a Falcon 9 rocket. Musk announced his intention to carry out six more launches this year, each carrying 60 satellites, and that when the first 420 satellites are in orbit, they will be turned on and will begin providing global 5G service to SpaceX’s first customers. This could happen by the end of 2019.

SpaceX intends for its rockets to carry 120 satellites at a time into orbit beginning in 2020, and to complete its planned fleet of 12,000 satellites within a decade. SpaceX’s license from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission permits each satellite to emit an effective radiated power of up to 5 million watts.

SpaceX’s competitor, OneWeb, is not far behind. OneWeb launched the first 6 of its planned fleet of 4,540 satellites on February 27, 2019. It announced its intention to launch 36 satellites per month and to turn them on as soon as 648 satellites are in orbit. This could happen by the end of 2020.

On April 4, 2019, Amazon announced that it is planning to launch its own fleet of more than 3,000 5G satellites.

5G in Space is a planetary emergency, as outlined in the article of that title that I wrote a year ago: http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/planetary-emergency. It is an emergency not just because of the direct radiation from the satellites, but because of the location of the satellites in the ionosphere. The ionosphere is an integral part of the global electrical circuit that animates all living things. Even a few hundred satellites using the enormous amount of bandwidth that is available in the millimeter wave spectrum is expected to pollute the global electrical circuit -- and therefore our bodies -- with what building biologists call dirty electricity. This is likely to be catastrophic to all life on Earth.

I am presently involved in an effort to open up lines of communication with the principals of the satellite projects, including Elon Musk. They care about the future of this planet too, and they mistakenly think they are doing good.
Federal Lawsuit to Stop 5G

The Santa Fe Alliance for Public Health and Safety
filed a lawsuit to stop 5G in U.S. District Court in New Mexico on December 21, 2018. We are asking the court to declare that city, state, and federal laws which deprive citizens of the right to protect themselves from harm, and deprive injured persons of any remedy for their injuries, are unconstitutional and void.

These laws violate the First Amendment rights to free speech and to petition the government for redress of grievances. These laws violate the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments because they deprive people of life, liberty and property without due process of law, and because they are a taking of property without just compensation. Our First Amended Complaint can be seen here: http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Doc-19-First-Amended-Complaint.pdf.
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Signatures as of June 6, 2019
These are the approximate numbers of people to date who have signed the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space:

2,000 scientists
1,400 medical doctors
4,000 engineers
2,200 nurses
2,500 psychologists
1,200 organizations
100,000 total individuals and organizations from 187 countries.
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Please send the Appeal (www.5gSpaceAppeal.org), and also forward this email, to everyone you know. Every person on Earth has a stake in our future. We need as many signatures from as many different kinds of people as possible.

While we were working on the website, some people had problems accessing the signature form. That is now fixed, and everybody should be able to sign. Please do not sign more than once. If you sign for the first time now, your name will appear on the website within a few days. If you signed between December and April, your name will be appear on the list within a few weeks. Signatures are now processed automatically, but I still have to review all the submissions before making them live. I am working as fast as I can to keep up.
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This work is also supported by sales of my book, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life (AGB Press 2017). It gives the background history and science that is necessary in order to understand what is happening today. It is the first book ever published that tells the history of electricity from an environmental point of view. It is available for sale here: http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/buy-the-invisible-rainbow. All proceeds go into the effort to stop 5G.

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in the jungle of competing beliefs

 

Diversity – there’s word oft used particularly by those who would also shut down voices of dissent. It doesn’t make sense yet the inconsistency is there and receives little attention.

You can’t have diversity if only one opinion is tolerated.

I’ve done like many and signed petitions regarding worthy causes and the causes keep coming. Getup and Sumofus don’t automatically get endorsed just because they’re sure that they’re right, certain of their ground.

A step too far, crossing the line and – thin edge of the wedge. I’d think that each language has such sayings all of which indicate a threshold held dear which is under threat.

‘Take down the statue’ was a prominent voice in America recently regarding Civil War heroes who actually weren’t – depending upon your point of view.

Start erasing history and it’s the thin edge of the wedge. Why not erect another statue alongside the first with explanatory notes as to why the other statue doesn’t portray a hero. History is written and rewritten to suit the purpose of the day – it’s not known for accuracy – but why help the process of rewriting.

Here in Australia, as elsewhere in democratic nations, visas are not granted to those whose point of view is seen as too radical to tolerate. Who decides? Often it’s public opinion or rather the group who shouts loudest whose opinion determines the Minister’s approval or otherwise.

What a sorry state of affairs. Refuse those who espouse violence, of course, but why ban the rest?

Is diversity such a tender flower as to need such protection – perhaps so if diversity is something of a mirage, something to hold dear as an idea but not carried through into everyday life.

Hooray for dissent, hooray for both wings of the fat, flapping bird of political debate when both are heard, find fertile ground or are ignored.

Banning anything doesn’t make it disappear it just moves underground only to resurface at a later time. Resentment burns and if it doesn’t have air it gives off acrid smoke. Is the resentment justified? No idea unless it gets aired.

It’s a perfect late winter day. Deep blue sky and no wind. No smoke - no rain either and that’s an ongoing concern. Towns run dry, the dams near empty, aquifers diminish yet fracking is seen by some as a boon, a green energy. It’s utterly destructive. Coal mines are not known for destruction of the water table, perhaps locally but not to the extent that fracking generates.

Ah .. but there’s money to be made …. The three wise monkeys of ‘see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil’ fame sit there, one of each with eyes, ears and mouth covered and is that because they refuse to see, hear or speak of evil, extraneous or internal … what other meaning apart from the usually accepted meaning, essentially, ‘Be Nice - don’t entertain evil within yourself in any form’ is there to draw from that image. Perhaps they’re wise for monkeys but is that sufficient for today.

Covering the eyes, ears and mouth doesn’t make the evil disappear.

I watch the Brexit events unfold and wonder about the actors involved. What’s their motivation, are their characters believable, do we end up caring … all the elements which make up a good theatrical experience. But it’s not a play, it’s real life.

Enter stage left:

Trump: ‘We could wipe ‘em off the face of the earth in no time but I don’t want to do that ….’

Not a statesman nor a diplomat, a consistent liar and a braggart with no sense of history … and …. knowing something of the Clinton’s history, Trump was seen as either ‘better’ or ‘the better of two evils.’

The Noahide Laws make their appearance in the political domain. Quietly. It’s a Talmudic device – seven laws which superficially pass muster but the hundreds of by-laws added by Rabbis who will decipher cases don’t.

Why do these rabbinical bodies do away with the Ten Commandments which have served well as a template for individual and societal needs? I feel the same unease about Sharia Law being imposed.

Both groups wish to impose their will and aren’t bound or satisfied by national boundaries. Overt, covert and going on by stealth. If only it were conspiracy theory when evidence points to fact.

It’s still a beautiful day, afternoon fading, winter flowers in bloom notwithstanding the night time frost.

 

 

 

so ... who are the more public actors?

 

A major event needing meticulous planning also needs a coherent script for the actors involved. Compartmentalised knowledge is essential if secrecy is to be maintained.

This is quite possible to achieve as witnessed by the development of nuclear weapons and the continued secrecy around that subject.

It’s the tidying up of 9/11 which show the inconsistencies with the official story. A huge operation needing meticulous planning can’t cover every detail perfectly and so the official story unravels as every detail is scrutinised.

James Corbett has a remarkable mind and is a brilliant researcher. His video below dissects the actions of some of the actors involved.

 

 

9/11 suspects

 

 

it's not as long ago as 'once upon a time.'

 

How many videos are there of the planes hitting the Twin Towers?

Not as many as one might think.

There is the helicopter shot, a bit distant, which shows the second plane … and there are the few, close up, from ground level and looking up. And a few long distant videos. Not many.

When I wrote ‘Two Planes, three towers’, years after the event, it was the almost free fall collapse of the Twin Towers AND Building 7 – not hit by a plane and 47 stories high – and all three buildings fortuitously falling into their own footprint which immediately and plainly showed a controlled demolition – to me it was obvious at the time that I witnessed it. Further research shows evidence that this was the case.

It’s the implications of controlled demolition which understandably make most avoid looking at the issue.

Time goes by and it still matters because the perpetrators are still at large, moved around a bit but still in power and it’s this fact that serves as a backdrop to unfolding world events.

The shadow aspect to the collapse of the Twin Towers is the fact that these towers were designed to withstand an aircraft impact, their structure of steel cage perimeter served that purpose.

If I hurl an aluminium can at a brick wall, even if the speed is 500 miles an hour, will it cause the whole wall to collapse at freefall speed into a neat and oddly small pile of rubble in which many of the bricks are utterly pulverised?

The video below addresses this and many other aspects covering fine detail … or rather, uncovering fine detail which is, to my mind, revealing the truth of the matter.

 

 

september clues

 

 

things are heating up and temperature is but one way of measurement

 

Manufactured events, false flags … even prophecy can be contrived. Perhaps it can’t on some deeper level but there any many zealots, religious and political, who’ve read their prophecies and are attempting to nudge events towards the fulfilment of this or that outcome.

So many aspects to 9/11 which bear close attention. What it received was minimal and cursory to the extent that the crime scene was being trucked away before the rubble had cooled – shipped to China where detailed examination disappeared.

It hasn’t received the appropriate attention other than from such groups as ‘Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth’ who find cause to question the mechanics of building collapse and whose answers are evidential and contradict the official narrative.

The pilots who testify to the extreme level of skill needed to hit a skyscraper, a skill not possessed by the bearded terrorists who served as patsies and many of whom are alive and well.

An enterprise of that magnitude needs meticulous planning whether done by terrorists from within or without.

The Pentagon, surrounded by high tech cameras yet not one frame showing a plane streaking towards the Pentagon. Not one.

Cell phone conversations coming from hijacked planes when that technology didn’t yet exist within the public sphere.

The War Games which were in effect on that particular day – of all days - and prevented a coherent response from a confused air force uncertain as to whether or not the hijackings were real.

The lack of bodies or wreckage at Shanksville.

The point being that every detail of those events have been studied in minute detail and, importantly, by people who’ve got better ways to use their time than look for conspiracy where none exists.

The Project for a New American Century lists the countries in the Middle East in which ‘regime change’ was needed in order to maintain American pre-eminence.

Regime change invariably requires war, the inevitable result being destroyed societies and millions of refugees which is exactly what we have now.

I awoke yesterday to the news that this period of time is the hottest for two thousand years … ice cores and the study of tree rings apparently give us temperature. Neither show temperature and tree ring growth, while useful to indicate conditions conducive to growth or otherwise, are not available across the world or across such a period of time.

Al Gore called his mentor, Roger Revelle, the Father of Global Warming, senile when Roger finally accepted that the research was flawed. It hasn’t stopped CO2 being used as a indicator of disaster and this, in turn, allows for a carbon trading scheme to operate in which much money can be made on a worldwide basis and which, again in turn, demands another level of bureaucratic control.

Climate change is real and much of it is tied to the behaviour of our star, the sun, which has cyclic activity not tied in the slightest to human activity.

But scientists say …. yes … scientists say many things – see how well the tobacco industry used scientists to prove smoking was not a health issue.

A short video below about temperature.

 

an onion of concerned scientists - just peel away the layers

 

 

division, subtraction - it's not mathematics

 

Left wing, right wing, seemingly different but attached to the same bird and of little use unless they flap in unison.

‘This is completely unacceptable’ say various leaders regarding the situation around Iran – a situation manufactured by the U.S.A.

Iran is being portrayed as sinister yet Saudi Arabia is our ‘friend’? – in what sense is Saudi Arabia our friend? Shared values? Democratic ideals?

We share arms not alms, there are no shared values. Money, oil and weapons aren’t values and ‘national interests’ are quoted in official narratives in the increasing drum beats of those bent on war.

I don’t want war but then I’m not a psychopath.

Ebola resurfaces, economies are faltering, drought and flood ravage the land and yet war is somehow ‘front and centre’ as an issue.

Left wing, right wing – same bird.

The levels of division or potential division within society is mind boggling. Almost nothing can be voiced without cries of dissent and someone offended. It is biblical, end times stark warning when man and wife, father and son, whole families disagree about so much, when one generation is set against another, when – soon to arrive - no-one can buy or sell without being plugged into a system quite different to that which previous generations endured. This cashless society is all but here and that’s but one of many areas about to change.

My views are only that and I don’t know why I’m writing this.

Good video below – mainly about Australian financial conditions but with wider ramifications. Any suggestion in the video that I buy silver and gold is a bit of a joke as it is for most of us.

No matter. Black humour is better than no humour at all.

 

the 'great reset' ... well ... one of them perhaps.

 

 

a brilliant speech

 

 

and now for something completely different....

 

At the doctor’s room and conversation moves back and forth. We like each other and nothing much wrong with me that a few blood tests won’t reveal so there’s time for a minute or two of wider ranging talk covering history, the way in which it’s written, the motivations for changing history to suit the power of the day … the sad truth that this is actually the case.

I mention the Llandaff Charters in which the kings of South Wales are noted and therefore it’s an easy matter to see that King Tewdrig has a son, Meurig, who succeeds him as king and who has a son, Arthur (Arthrwys), who succeeds him and who had a son Morgan who did likewise. The bishop of Llandaff at that time is likewise known, Oudoceus by name. I looked him up on Wikipedia – not always the best source – and it was with a mixture of feelings that I read the scholarly entry, follow the links, and find that Teudrig, Meurig and Morgan are mentioned as kings but Arthur is not.

“While Athrwys's father Meurig and son Morgan are named as kings in the Book of Llandaff, Athrwys never is.” … the thought within the article was that perhaps Arthur never actually ruled as king.

It’s a long story. The evidence says otherwise.

I asked the doctor if he’d heard of GcMAF which is something I hadn’t heard of until a month or so back and I’d only taken notice then because I have a relative with disease. He shrugged and all I could tell him was that, as I understand it, it’s a naturally occurring enzyme – or ‘whatever’ – which, in people with cancer, is present in low levels and that introducing greater quantities of this substance improves the health of the patient and often does so in dramatic fashion. It appears that there are now a few people in Britain whose motivation for getting this information and product out to the public is pure, not tainted by commercial greed, but who face time in jail for their efforts.

Much to my pleased surprise the doctor ‘waxed lyrical’ about the dreadful – my word, not his - influence of the pharmaceutical industry whose profits are threatened by something which actually does more than set up a pill popping regime. Perhaps a cure and no need for pills.

Hallelujah … and talking hallelujah, I was saddened to find out that ‘Brother Nathanael’s’ youtube channel has been silenced.

“This account has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's policy prohibiting hate speech.”

Brother Nathanael is Jewish but converted to Greek or Russian Orthodox Christianity - I forget which - and who, therefore, feels that his Jewish brethren should wake up. He reminds me of Groucho Marx which is a delight if you’re familiar with the Marx Brothers.

Never seen him utter anything remotely like hate speech – what an odious expression that is – what he does do is to use his deep knowledge of the various, apparently often conflicting, branches of Jewish Faith, their beliefs about their place in the world and the place of those who are not Jewish. He’ll talk about Zionism and Israel’s inhumane treatment of the Palestinian people … no hate involved but that’s  the trick – any criticism is, by definition, anti-Semitic and must be hate speech.

What a nonsense.

Israeli News Live still has their youtube channel. Another site run by a convert to Christianity and a thoughtful ‘take’ on middle-east affairs.

Ah – leave Iran alone. Stop the economic sanctions which cripple the population and are an act of war. Same with Venezuela. If I suggest that  regime change is needed where the countries concerned are motivated by commercial interest and try to topple existing elected governments elsewhere by the use of economic terrorism – for that is what it is – then the good ole U.S.A. continues on its merry way to fly the flag for just that approach. How can this be justified. It’s not alone as uneasy allies must needs take sides.

And Mad Magazine is to cease publication of new material from this August. I came across a stack of old Mad magazines in a second hand shop a few months back and have now introduced the teenagers next door to that experience … much to their delight.

‘Alas, alack a day.’ …. satire is no longer acceptable. Yes it is.

Perhaps everything is connected and my mind turns to the wonders explored by Velikovsky and now expanded upon by the Thunderbolts Project. If you’re unfamiliar with our catastrophic past and the concept of an electric universe – both ideas at odds with prevailing views – then the video below, I hope, is going to be enlightening.

The ideas presented don’t make me a better person, don’t change my everyday life but they do present an awe inspiring framework, far removed from the concerns of the day, something of real substance and nourishment in a time of packaged food.

 

 

symbols of an alien sky

 

 

shocks and aftershocks

 

Eugenics … a word with strong negative emotional connotations and rightly so if only for the immediate question raised of who decides who lives and who dies.

‘Too many people in the world.’ says my neighbour whom, I’m fairly sure, means no harm to anyone but what if you’re an eugenicist and in power and the fate of the majority of mankind is irrelevant – there being too many people anyway -  common sense would suggest that you don’t betray that view in public.

So I’m not suggesting that there’s a grand conspiracy afoot but rather that various forces are at work in which the end, irrespective of the means, all serve a purpose in which a system is awaiting and being rolled out now in which ‘Brave New World’ and ‘1984’ are intermingled, in which total control of the population is achieved through absolute surveillance of everything we do via a cashless society and a 5G technology designed for warfare rather than some gee whiz society in which our fridge can let us know that we need milk.

And if this 5G technology actually does irreversible harm – there are no studies done to suggest that the whole biosphere is going to happily be subjected to this constant irradiation without ill effects.

Surely this is scare mongering?

When it comes to smart meters of which I’ve written previously, I didn’t know that a trial smart meter had been installed yet got really sick before tracking down the source and demanding that the technician from the electricity provider debug the meter … ‘only the equivalent of having a mobile phone installed within the meter and can’t possibly do you harm.’ says he.

‘Oh really?’ say I, ‘Show me the studies done.’

Since then I’ve discovered that smart meters do have the equivalent of a mobile phone however it pulses – frequently - and it’s too big a topic to follow here.

I suppose the point is that if there are ‘too many people’ then what does it matter if a generation or two is irradiated.

It’s dark and doesn’t rely on any one conspiracy but more on an ignorance or a ‘don’t care’ approach because, surely, the experts would have told us if there were to be a problem.

And if things don’t turn out so well there’s always unintended consequences to blame.

I don’t dwell on these subjects too much but it matters that I educate myself and find the experts, usually derided by other experts, who can, like Barrie Trower, inform me about the history and weaponisation of microwave technology.

It’s winter here, quiet grey skies and rain – very welcome – the parched earth soaks it up. A few winter flowers bloom and bulbs appear. The Magnolia is in bud and will herald the Spring with purple and cream flowers, startlingly beautiful against a smooth grey tree, naked of leaf.

A magnitude 7 earthquake strikes in California and Dutchsince covers the ongoing event. Derided by the powers that be yet I can find no ethical or scientific reason why this should be so.

I place one of his videos below.

 

 

earthquakes

 

 

It’s a travesty of language - an obscenity - to call it green energy

 

 

freedom of expression

 

The Ministry of Truth is working overtime. Propaganda works brilliantly and within a generation, common traditions, common understandings are replaced. If you weren’t alive at the turn of the century then history is become a mixture of ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Mad Max’ with 9/11 a distant issue, lost in time, and constant war today’s reality.

And we’re told that everything is fine apart from …. make your own list of acceptable major issues demanding attention.

In Australia it’s the plight of Israel Folau which encapsulates the inherent contradictions where the issue of discrimination is at stake.

A brilliant sportsman who holds to a Christianity practised in the Pacific Islands. Within this Christianity, it’s clear that part of the message requires repentance from a variety of behaviours which give an option of heaven or hell. He stated this message on social media and has suffered an immediate reaction in which his job is lost, contracts broken and so on.

The problem I have with all this outrage and vitriol is that the very idea of free speech is smothered by cries of ‘discrimination.’

Israel comes across as a humble man and I wish him well. He is not some ISIS beheading brute nor is he advocating violence – he is, in fact, stating the truth as he sees it. Nothing more.

And what is wrong with that? There’s no hatred in the man. Debate him rather than debase him.

It’s an unattractive aspect of life in this gee-whiz world that character and personality are seen as interchangeable. Huge distinction when – if character is the cake then personality is the icing.

And if free speech ‘has its limits’ then who decides and if it comes down to commonly accepted conventions look how quickly and easily they change.

 

 

 

central banking

 

‘The Federal Reserve in America is privately owned.’

‘No it’s not.’ came the response, accompanied by an incredulous laugh.

‘It is – all Central Banks are privately owned including our Reserve Bank here in Australia.’ say I, sure of my ground because I do know the history of the Federal Reserve.

It’s not difficult to establish the history of The Federal Reserve however it’s far more difficult to establish who owns the Central Banks operating in almost every country in the world and who, in turn, have the right to control the interest rates and to print money out of thin air and immediately lend it to the government at an interest rate …. it makes no sense that these rights over money are given to privately owned banking entities but, be that as it may, that’s the way it is.

There are a few Reserve Banks – Central Banks – which aren’t privately owned and, my mistake regarding the Australian Reserve Bank, it is associated with but not part of the Australian Government and, thus, is ‘owned’ by the Australian people. As it operates in conjunction with other Central Banks then ownership becomes a moot point.

 

The following is an article from Zero Hedge written by Tyler Durden.

“Central banking has truly taken over the entire planet.  At this point, the only major nation on the globe that does not have a central bank is North Korea.  Yes, there are some small island countries such as the Federated States of Micronesia that do not have a central bank, but even if you count them, more than 99.9% of the population of the world still lives in a country that has a central bank. 

So how has this happened?  How have we gotten the entire planet to agree that central banking is the best system?  Did the people of the world willingly choose this?  Of course not.  To my knowledge, there has never been a single vote where the people of a nation have willingly chosen to establish a central bank.  Instead, what has happened is that central banks have been imposed on all of us. 

 

All over the world, people have been told that monetary issues are “too important” to be subject to politics, and that the only solution is to have a group of unelected, unaccountable bankers control those things for us.

So precisely what does a central bank do?

You would be surprised at how few people can actually answer that question accurately.  The following is how Wikipedia describes what a central bank does…

A central bank, reserve bank, or monetary authority is an institution that manages a state’s currency, money supply, and interest rates. Central banks also usually oversee the commercial banking system of their respective countries. In contrast to a commercial bank, a central bank possesses a monopoly on increasing the monetary base in the state, and usually also prints the national currency, which usually serves as the state’s legal tender. Examples include the European Central Bank (ECB), the Bank of England, the Federal Reserve of the United States and the People’s Bank of China.

In the United States, we are told that we have a free market system.  But in a true free market system, market forces would determine what interest rates are.  We wouldn’t need anyone to “set interest rates” for us.

And why have we given a private banking cartel (the Federal Reserve) the authority to create and manage our money supply?  The U.S. Constitution specifically delegates that authority to Congress.

It is not as if we actually need the Federal Reserve.  In fact, the greatest period of economic growth in U.S. history happened during the decades before the Federal Reserve was created.

Unfortunately, a little over 100 years ago our leaders decided that it would be best to turn over our financial future to a newly created private banking cartel that was designed by very powerful Wall Street interests.  Since that time, the value of our currency has diminished by more than 96 percent and our national debt has gotten more than 5000 times larger.

But despite all of the problems, the vast majority of Democrats and the vast majority of Republicans are not even willing to consider slightly curtailing the immense power of the Federal Reserve.  And the idea of getting rid of the Fed altogether is tantamount to blasphemy to most of our politicians.

Of course the same thing is true all over the planet.  Central banks are truly “the untouchables” of the modern world.  Even though everybody can see what they are doing, there has not been a single successful political movement anywhere on the globe (that I know about) to shut a central bank down.

Instead, in recent years we have just seen the reach of central banking just continue to expand.

For example, just look at what has happened to some of the countries that were not considered to be “integrated” into the “global community”…

-In 2001, the United States invaded Afghanistan. 

In 2003, Da Afghanistan Bank (who picked that name?) was established by presidential decree.  You can find the official website of the bank right here.  Now Afghanistan has a modern central bank just like the rest of us.

-In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq.  In early 2004, the Central Bank of Iraq was established to manage the Iraqi currency and integrate Iraq into the global financial system.  The following comes from the official website of the Central Bank of Iraq

Following the deposition of Saddam Hussein in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Iraqi Governing Council and the Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance began printing more Saddam dinar notes as a stopgap measure to maintain the money supply until new currency could be introduced.

 

The Banking Law was issued September 19, 2003. The law brings Iraq’s legal framework for banking in line with international standards, and seeks to promote confidence in the banking system by establishing a safe, sound, competitive and accessible banking system.

 

Between October 15, 2003 and January 15, 2004, the Coalition Provisional Authority issued new Iraqi dinar coins and notes, with the notes printed using modern anti-forgery techniques, to “create a single unified currency that is used throughout all of Iraq and will also make money more convenient to use in people’s everyday lives. Old banknotes were exchanged for new at a one-to-one rate, except for the Swiss dinars, which were exchanged at a rate of 150 new dinars for one Swiss dinar.

The Central Bank of Iraq (Arabic: ????? ??????? ???????) was established as Iraq’s independent central bank by the Central Bank of Iraq Law of March 6, 2004

-In 2011, the United States bombed the living daylights out of Libya.  Before Muammar Gaddafi was even overthrown, the U.S. helped the rebels establish a new Central Bank of Libya and form a new national oil company.

Central banks are specifically designed to trap nations in debt spirals from which they can never possibly escape.  Today, the debt to GDP ratio for the entire planet is up to an all-time high record of 286 percent.  Humanity is being enslaved by a perpetual debt machine, but most people are not even aware that it is happening.

It is time for an awakening.  We need to educate as many people as possible about why we need to get rid of the central banks.  For those living in the United States, my previous article entitled “On The 100th Anniversary Of The Federal Reserve Here Are 100 Reasons To Shut It Down Forever” is a good place to start.  In other countries, we need people to write similar articles about their own central banks in their own languages.

The global elite dominate us because we allow them to dominate us.  Their debt-based system greatly enriches them while it enslaves the remainder of the planet.  We need to expose their evil system and the dark agenda behind it while we still have time.”

A nice bit of doublespeak humour supplied in the video below.

 

 

reserve banks - are they reserved and if so, who for?

 

 

Iran

 

 

5G and health

 
THIS APPEAL BECOMES MORE URGENT

Satellites Launched  •  Lawsuit Filed  •  Donations Needed

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News

Alarming Decline in Millennials’ Health

Millennials -- the first generation to grow up using cell phones
-- are experiencing an unprecedented decline in their health when they reach their late 20s.

On April 24, 2019, the American health insurance association Blue Cross Blue Shield released a report titled “The Health of Millennials.” It showed not only that the health of this generation takes a sharp decline beginning at age 27, but also that the prevalence of many medical conditions rose precipitously among millennials in just three years.

The prevalence of eight of the top ten conditions among all millennials showed a double-digit increase in 2017 as compared with 2014. Major depression increased 31%. Hyperactivity increase 29%. Type II diabetes increased 22%. Hypertension increased 16%. Psychoses increased 15%. High cholesterol increased 12%. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis increased 10%. Substance use disorder increased 10%.

The decline in millennials’ health from 2014 to 2017 was not due to their being three years older. The report also compared the health of millennials who were 34-36 years old in 2017 to the health of Gen Xers who were 34-36 years old in 2014. At the same age, 34- to 36-year-olds in 2017 had 37% more hyperactivity, 19% more diabetes, 18% more major depression, 15% more Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, 12% more substance use disorder, 10% more hypertension, and 7% more high cholesterol than 34- to 36-year-olds had in 2014.

When the researchers looked at all health conditions, they found that 34- to 36-year-olds in 2017 had a 21% increase in cardiovascular conditions, a 15% increase in endocrine conditions, and an 8% increase in other physical conditions compared to 34- to 36-year-olds in 2014.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield report is here: https://www.bcbs.com/the-health-of-america/reports/the-health-of-millennials.

The only reasonable explanation for the alarming decline in health of the millennial generation is the life-long irradiation of their brains and bodies from their cell phones.
First Launches of 5G Satellites

On the evening of May 23, 2019
, Elon Musk’s company SpaceX launched its first 60 “Starlink” satellites into low orbit around the Earth. The satellites were launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a Falcon 9 rocket. Musk announced his intention to carry out six more launches this year, each carrying 60 satellites, and that when the first 420 satellites are in orbit, they will be turned on and will begin providing global 5G service to SpaceX’s first customers. This could happen by the end of 2019.

SpaceX intends for its rockets to carry 120 satellites at a time into orbit beginning in 2020, and to complete its planned fleet of 12,000 satellites within a decade. SpaceX’s license from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission permits each satellite to emit an effective radiated power of up to 5 million watts.

SpaceX’s competitor, OneWeb, is not far behind. OneWeb launched the first 6 of its planned fleet of 4,540 satellites on February 27, 2019. It announced its intention to launch 36 satellites per month and to turn them on as soon as 648 satellites are in orbit. This could happen by the end of 2020.

On April 4, 2019, Amazon announced that it is planning to launch its own fleet of more than 3,000 5G satellites.

5G in Space is a planetary emergency, as outlined in the article of that title that I wrote a year ago: http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/planetary-emergency. It is an emergency not just because of the direct radiation from the satellites, but because of the location of the satellites in the ionosphere. The ionosphere is an integral part of the global electrical circuit that animates all living things. Even a few hundred satellites using the enormous amount of bandwidth that is available in the millimeter wave spectrum is expected to pollute the global electrical circuit -- and therefore our bodies -- with what building biologists call dirty electricity. This is likely to be catastrophic to all life on Earth.

I am presently involved in an effort to open up lines of communication with the principals of the satellite projects, including Elon Musk. They care about the future of this planet too, and they mistakenly think they are doing good.
Federal Lawsuit to Stop 5G

The Santa Fe Alliance for Public Health and Safety
filed a lawsuit to stop 5G in U.S. District Court in New Mexico on December 21, 2018. We are asking the court to declare that city, state, and federal laws which deprive citizens of the right to protect themselves from harm, and deprive injured persons of any remedy for their injuries, are unconstitutional and void.

These laws violate the First Amendment rights to free speech and to petition the government for redress of grievances. These laws violate the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments because they deprive people of life, liberty and property without due process of law, and because they are a taking of property without just compensation. Our First Amended Complaint can be seen here: http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Doc-19-First-Amended-Complaint.pdf.
Appeal Statistics, Appeal Needs

Signatures as of June 6, 2019
These are the approximate numbers of people to date who have signed the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space:

2,000 scientists
1,400 medical doctors
4,000 engineers
2,200 nurses
2,500 psychologists
1,200 organizations
100,000 total individuals and organizations from 187 countries.
Please Circulate the Appeal

It is time to push this Appeal hard.
Please send the Appeal (www.5gSpaceAppeal.org), and also forward this email, to everyone you know. Every person on Earth has a stake in our future. We need as many signatures from as many different kinds of people as possible.

While we were working on the website, some people had problems accessing the signature form. That is now fixed, and everybody should be able to sign. Please do not sign more than once. If you sign for the first time now, your name will appear on the website within a few days. If you signed between December and April, your name will be appear on the list within a few weeks. Signatures are now processed automatically, but I still have to review all the submissions before making them live. I am working as fast as I can to keep up.
Donations Are Needed
Donations are needed to support every aspect of this work -- the federal lawsuit, the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space, a media campaign, lobbyists to present the Appeal to governments, etc. I need a secretary and a bookkeeper. Donations can be made on the Appeal website and are tax-deductible for U.S. citizens: https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/donate.  For large donations or stock transfers, please contact me. A big thank you to those who have already contributed.

This work is also supported by sales of my book, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life (AGB Press 2017). It gives the background history and science that is necessary in order to understand what is happening today. It is the first book ever published that tells the history of electricity from an environmental point of view. It is available for sale here: http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/buy-the-invisible-rainbow. All proceeds go into the effort to stop 5G.

Also a big thank you to Antoinette Janssen and Multerland, who turned my talk in Taos, New Mexico of August 12, 2018 into a superb YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/MpdJ_t5XMvw?feature=oembed

Arthur Firstenberg, Administrator
International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space
P.O. Box 6216
Santa Fe, NM 87502
USA
Tel: +1 505-471-0129
Email: info@cellphonetaskforce.org
https://www.5gspaceappeal.org

 

llyn peninsula too

 

 

into the mystic

 

On an early morning coastal walk upon the Llyn Peninsular, North Wales, looking towards Bardsey Island, otherwise known as the Isle of 20,000 saints. The morning sun is behind me as I reach a high point on the headland looking down towards a bay which is partly covered by a fog, fast rolling in across the sea.

There is a small cairn/stone marker below me as I take a photograph. A few minutes later and I’ve walked to the cairn and, by this time, the scene changes completely and the photograph I now take shows what appears to be mountains with someone or something standing, illuminated by a rainbow halo.

It isn’t mountains but is the shadow of the land where I’m standing, the cairn being illuminated by the sun behind me which is reflecting onto the fog which by now covers the waters of the bay completely.

 

llyn peninsula

 

 

drawing attention to origin energy - fracking in australia

 

I don’t know to what extent fracking is appearing in your country but here, in Australia, it occurs. Origin Energy are close to starting exploration if they get the permission of our Northern Territory Government.

I don’t write submissions but every voice counts at this moment for this particular matter so I’ve added my voice to a ‘getup.org’ campaign with the following objection. It’s nothing spectacular but just common sense to my mind.

“Using Google Earth and zooming in to the mid west of the United States ones sees the breath taking extent of the fracking industry.

There are hundreds of thousands of these wells. Not only are they in areas of minimal human habitation but are placed in orchards and close to suburban fringes.

The ground itself is perforated like cheesecloth and this goes on through county after county and State after State.

The extent of fracking has made the United States energy rich. It comes at a cost, much of which cannot be calculated.

The process, we are told, uses ‘waste water’ to extract the gas. It’s not waste water, it’s chemically laden water which logically permeates the ground and eventually must contaminate the aquifers upon which the country relies for fresh water.

Once this occurs there is no remedy to fix the problem.

‘Experts say ….’  Experts will say whatever the paymaster demands. Couple this with ‘Money talks and bullshit walks’ and it’s no wonder that fracking has been so embraced not only in the United States but in many other countries.

Here, in the north of Australia nicely ‘out of sight - out of mind’, Origin Energy – no doubt the ‘clean energy people’ – are about to invade the lands of tribal people. Only one exploration well, if the Northern Territory Government allows it, but if the first is promising then Origin will not stop there.

‘Invade’ is a strong word to use but that’s the truth of the matter when the tribal elders themselves, the guardians of that land, vehemently oppose this application.

I add my opposition to theirs.”

 

WE HAD AN ELECTION - IT ONLY TOOK A MOMENT

 

Ah well – we lost the election. It was democratic and that’s the way it works – get your message across and accept the result. The sky won’t fall in either way. I don’t ask for a second round of voting nor do I assume that those who won were ill-informed, didn’t know what they were voting for or were stupid.

Of course, they could be all three or just feeling uncertain about a future in which nothing is certain except perhaps that things are, in many ways, getting worse.

Many are over mortgaged in a teetering and grossly overpriced housing market and jobs are scarce. It’s a sign of the times that an UBER economy appears and starts replacing the existing system, where full time and part time jobs disappear and one gets paid by the task performed. If I had to gauge the mood of many it’s quiet desperation.

Here we’re living through a series of Royal Commissions and reports into ‘Sexual Abuse,’ ‘Banking Criminality,’ ‘Nursing Home neglect’ and in each case the level of deceit compounds the criminal avoidance of ethical duty. And in the background news which hasn’t had a Royal Commission to expose criminality are the car manufacturers who manipulated their emission control systems to appear to meet strict standards when they don’t. The European Banks fined for colluding over yet another dubious practice.

The list goes on endlessly in a world of 24/7 exposure. Fraud and malpractice are normal behaviour and shame doesn’t enter into consideration. Small wonder then that in our local Federal election any change in Government, in our fragile stability, would be rejected.

Life goes on. It’s the tip of the iceberg and who knows what’s going on beneath the water line.

 And then there are the stories of medical breakthroughs which gain little media attention, which have enormous use for mankind but which incur the opposition of the pharmaceutical industry because such treatments threaten profits.

I’d never heard of GcMAF which is, as I understand it, a cancer treatment but I do have respect for Ian R Crane who presented the content in the video below. The subject matter and the passion with which it was presented moved me to tears – not weeping but that welling up.

My own health is o.k. but if it weren’t I’d be interested in researching GcMAF and its uses. Perhaps it’s of interest to you so the video is below.

 

 

 

GcMAF

 

 

John Pilger - asking the questions

 

 

learning how to play 'let it be.'

 

‘I would if I could and I should but I can’t so I shan’t.’ Sounds like a childhood rhyme, easy to remember. It covers much of life when it comes to making choices.

‘Would’ – do I have the will power … ‘will’ I do it. ‘Could’ – am I actually able to carry it out … ‘can’ I do it. ‘Should’ – implies that it’s my duty … ‘shall’ I do it.

I hear the word ‘shan’t’ being used on the radio and my ears prick up mostly because it’s a word not often now used in English speech. Perhaps it’s because duty isn’t always clear – the ‘should I?’ and ‘’Shall I?’ of ‘Duty Calls,’ whereas the ‘could’ and ‘can’ of life are often impulse driven while the ‘would’ and ‘will’ aspects imply premeditation – some thought.

We’re a few days away from a federal election. Choices are stark according to both major parties and how ‘normal’ it is to have two choices. There’s nothing normal about the times in which we live.

The daily struggle for most continues. Reminds me of the terse response received from my father decades ago when I was waxing lyrical about the wilds of the universe, the visitations to Earth by … for want of a better word, ‘Aliens.’

‘So what! … if they landed tomorrow I’d still have to catch the 173 bus to work.’ …. that ended that conversation. Ah – a pragmatist with little time, bills to pay and no inclination for that subject. It’s hard – and probably dangerous - to look up with your nose to the grindstone.

The behaviour of our local star, the Sun, its patterns of activity, affects our planet. It’s not much mentioned when it comes to assessing the ‘whys and wherefores’ of climate change. There’s a lamentable lag when it comes to the scientific world changing long held views and so it is with the painfully slow and reluctant acceptance that the universe is electric, Birkeland Currents – great swathes of plasma arc through galaxies and it’s at this point that I think I should refresh my hazy understanding of this matter.

“ ….those filaments are called Birkeland currents, and they are the visible portion of enormous electric circuits that form a large-scale structure in the Universe. The circuits generate magnetic fields that can be mapped, so the helical shape characteristic of Birkeland currents is known, since it can be seen.”

 

If the universe really is electric but science doesn’t hold that view then the modelling used by science to expose and explain climate change isn’t adequate to the task.

 

I revisited Al Gore’s ‘An inconvenient Truth’ recently. I also found his mentor from university days – Roger Revelle – a man who is recognised as the grandfather of ‘Global Warming’ and also the man who later found reason to question his own research, recanted and was declared senile by Al Gore. The point here is not to deny that climate change is occurring but to expose the false model which is used to frighten the world into accepting a carbon tax when that model neither provides a complete picture regarding cause and effect – how can it when the variables aren’t known or aren’t accepted as real – nor provide an answer. Electric cars sound good but what source provides the enormous amount of electricity needed – not coal, surely? Then ‘what’, I wonder. I do have faith that answers will be found .. hmm … ‘could be found, should be found and would be found.’ Hooray for melody of the English language.

 

Anyway, elections loom and lack of action on climate change is a real issue as it should be. Shelter and jobs are a huge concern. The housing market falters, stumbles and loses value and negative equity in the home produces its own stress which I’ve known all too well.

 

Mental health or rather the lack of mental health is, I’m certain, a worldwide phenomenon. Mankind groans under the weight of injustice observed and experienced.

 

The Emperor has no clothes. The rest of reality shimmers in the light and the dust as the truth and the shock is absorbed. What to make of it. No wonder mental health is an issue.

 

The sun shines, it’s a glorious day - very still under a deep blue sky.

 

 

 

... as if it didn't matter. For many - it doesn't.

 

‘Keep to the left except in times of war.’

Something remembered from childhood teaching and an awareness I still use when moving in crowds. I wonder if it holds true in all cultures and across time. It had meaning when men wore swords, usually worn on the left hip – most people being right handed.

It’s as though there’s nothing to be explained, nothing unusual, nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing luminous, profound, beyond the ken of the five senses. Yet there is and sad the human who never experiences more than the material world. It doesn’t have to be earth shattering to be a cause for wonder.

Rich indeed the tapestry of human experience when woven over a lifetime. Seem it so or not. Threads of hope and despair, the vivid colours of tragedy, of comedy, the slender threads of sanity, the thicker threads of endurance. And woven through plays instinct, intuition, perception, whatever name we give to that knowing which transcends the five senses.  

Death and taxes aren’t the only certainties in life. Many don’t pay taxes in the ‘real’ world and Death, while the final out of body experience, isn’t, for many, the first. Such experience must change perception regarding the nature of reality. The way in which mankind sets boundaries around what is considered acceptable as an experience of reality and what is seen as ‘beyond the pale’ is somewhat limited without the acknowledging of the mystical. Is reality truly defined as three dimensional - with time thrown in to add a fourth dimension. And that’s it? This is the shape of reality allowed? No out of body experiences which, if real, do more than imply that consciousness is not tied to the body and that the body is the changing vehicle inhabited from birth to death – at which time I’ve no idea nor do I much care where it resides. I can trust that a loving God, creator of the Universe can take care of that and forgive the mistakes made along the way.

Life is full of abrupt transitions.

Just finishing up with all the gardening tasks which appear at this time of year. Autumn overnight temperature is at zero and three waves of dying Magnolia leaves have fallen over the last few weeks. I rake and mulch and place the compost around a TreeFern. We’ve yet to feel full winter cold with gusty winds straight from the Southern Ocean and beyond to Antarctica. If I don’t make use of the leaf litter now then the swirling winds will bring crumpled heaps to my door all winter long and there’s no purpose served there. I’ve brought in and spread two cubic metres of soil to lay a blanket over one of the garden beds. This bed contains TreeFerns - as they all do - and a Mandarin tree. It holds a constantly changing variety of bulbs – daffodils to Tiger lilies which spread out their flowering from early winter to late summer. It’s a delight and as there’s little soil here I bring in each year what I can afford and each bed gets its turn for renewal. I finish this bed with a ‘not too thick’ layer of sugar cane mulch and a mass planting of Polyanthus. They’re the most cheerful flower, bright splashes of colour all nestled in to that light blanket and ready to bloom when most I need that ‘sight for sore eyes.’ As much to the point - although they appear to die off completely they often don’t and will reappear the following year.

It’s a quiet luxury to have a garden in which to grow, to watch and nurture the changes over decades.

Back in the ‘real’ world and events continue the messy lurching towards - who knows what. China, Brexit, Orange Vests.

There were certainties in the world not so long ago. Even though Israel is no true friend to the rest of mankind - and it doesn’t take much to ascertain that - there was a two state solution agreed upon ‘in principle’ which has served to keep the ongoing injustice to the Palestinian cause simmering but also in some sort of focus. This is gone under yet another U.S. president who serves Israel’s interests rather than that of the American people and has no sense that agreements already made actually matter. Trust is fragile.

It’s the unthinking acceptance of propaganda which disturbs me. What part of the situation in Gaza remains hidden from the world yet the barbarity is whitewashed by selective vision and politicians refuse to condemn such behaviour and with one voice cry ‘Enough.’

Is that likely to happen? It hasn’t happened yet.

If it’s ‘By their fruits you shall know them’ then Israel is the bitter tree.

Sigh … no … it’s not ‘The Jews’ … it’s the policies carried out by the Zionist entity dubbed Israel – the one which many religious Jews say has no right to exist and who do give the valid reason. Did Hitler represent all Germans – then or now?

So – when, if ever, is any solution to the plight of the Palestinians other than ‘die and go away’ going to be offered by Israel?

Simple question after a lifetime of waiting. Why would any of us want to see this continue for yet another lifetime … as if it didn’t matter.

 

 

within the changing garden of the mind

 

Easter arrives. Again.

In my experience - and may be different for you - words such as treachery haven’t been part of mass media language or part of mine for some longish time. For me, those words most recently came to mind with the events of 9/11 and my conclusions about the near free fall collapse of the Twin Towers and of Building 7 and that circumstance indicates demolition which leads inevitably to planning and thus an ‘inside job.’ Villainy in high places.

Judas is cast as the villain, the betrayer and why would that be questioned within Christianity, within that familiar story which led to Christ’s crucifixion - betrayal on such a scale and for the paltry sum of thirty pieces of silver. Betrayal to where the Judas’ name echoes through the Ages as a symbol of betrayal. I suppose the price is irrelevant if ones integrity can be bought … the price just needs to be established.

But the Biblical narrative tells me – unless I’m missing the point - that this was all ordained, predestined, the will of God. All the signs – and the wonders – were prophesised and fulfilled yet Judas, in an also destined moment, fulfilled a critical part within the drama.

Does predestined imply reincarnation? It does to me and, if so, did Judas really have a choice? Perhaps he did inasmuch as his ‘free will’ comes into play – a somewhat/sometimes illusory free will though it may be - and as we, generally speaking, don’t have remembrance of previous lives maybe because it may cripple our choice and actions in the present life it appears that Judas uses the free will available in this present life to guide his actions. Without that betrayal the story would be different. It wouldn’t have fulfilled the same purpose, the ending would be different …  and there is something transcendental about that ‘Crucifixion of the Son of God’ which, to my limited understanding, mirrors the fate of mankind – we crucify each other on a regular basis whether it be literal or not. And it’s all an exercise in individual free will.

An exercise in the application of ‘free will’ and of the constant making of choices. The ethical, open to all message contained in ‘love your neighbour as yourself’ and ‘Do unto others as you’d have done to yourself.’ It may not bring one to paradise but ‘the kingdom of God lies within’ is a statement of fact if it’s to mean anything.

Perhaps it’s a quiet kingdom, not startling.

It was the infamous Brutus of Julius Caesar’s murder which led me across to Judas. ‘ Brutus is treacherous’ is the message which reverberates from that time and my sympathy lies with Caesar yet the circumstances which led to Caesar’s murder make clear that, to many at that time, the Republic was in peril with Caesar as Dictator for life – and an understanding of motivation changes perception of events. Was Brutus treacherous or high minded? I don’t know – my ignorance is cheerfully immense.

The odd background note in this reverie about events and people from a few thousand years ago is the stark antiquity of Aboriginal culture as evidenced by the sixty thousand years or so of continued society here in Australia and which places these events of a few thousand years ago as the comparatively recent past. How this occupation of Australia with its menagerie of plant, insect and animal not found elsewhere fits in Biblically or with Hindu 26,000 year cycles – Golden Age to our present situation – leaves me wondering yet again about how different Australia is – from everywhere. Civilisations rise and fall elsewhere yet Australia somehow retains an ‘otherworldly’ aspect. Their enduring culture has its spiritual reality and whatever this Universal God ‘is’ includes and embraces them as equally as any other human in any other time.

Judas is reviled and the biblical narrative as we now have it doesn’t much support reincarnation. One life and that’s it. Doesn’t make sense to me particularly with some version of a heaven and hell for eternity. That’s a very long time in anyone’s language. Personally I’m quite slow to get the point. I miss the moment frequently and half a life can go by without me having much of a clue about ’what’s going on.’ One life is not enough time in which to separate truth from lies let alone develop a consistent ethical framework.

Did Judas play an unwitting and needed part in the Drama or was he aware of the necessity of Jesus needing a betrayer and was actually in Christ’s confidence. It’s not an original thought.

Within that Drama of betrayal and crucifixion played out continuously throughout time and independent of religious belief we, as humanity and over the course of our lifetimes, play the Judas, the Doubting Thomas, the whole population of peoples and their quirks, we wash our hands of situations as did Pilate and sometimes we echo the Good Samaritan and sometimes the Christ. Sometimes we are the crown of thorns.

While reasonably intelligent, I’m not quick to understand and therefore need to investigate ‘the why and the wherefore’ of the world today and of our ‘human condition.’ I can’t just shrug my shoulders and be content with ‘That’s the way it is.’

What perversion of Christianity led to the Crusades or to the Inquisition, led factions of Judaism into the Talmud against which Christ railed because it ‘makes naught’ of God’s Word, led the brutal edge of a cold and grim sect of Islam into the perversion of suicide bombers when Islam states that to take the life of an innocent is to kill mankind. By definition a suicide bomber kills innocents.

All three of these religions claim ‘The Truth’ and bow to a Supreme God. They have a common heritage in the Ten Commandments and don’t worry too much about ‘Thou shall not kill’ – which is obviously more on a wish list than a Commandment.

There’s a disconnect, an ‘I don’t get it’ aspect to talk of a God of Love and a Merciful God unless that God is Universal in the sense that a connection exists within – every human being or none at all.

When religion becomes a club any universal connection is lost.

Anyway, just scratching a niggle in my mind because all this conviction in the ‘rightness of our cause’, all this belief in ‘imposing our will’ is being acted upon. Continuously and from every direction.

Easter has come and gone and comes around again. It’s a beautiful day here in the mountains, the first layer of autumn leaves has fallen and shoots of early daffodil start appearing among the Polyanthus – a bright coloured flower which thrives in mid winter adding splashes of cheer to the eye.

 

 

 

 

 

 

'every breath you take - I'll be watching you.'

 

So much outrage expressed in these unbalanced times. No need to pick a cause, there are too many and if that isn’t cause for concern then it’s worth remembering the social contract by which I mean the unspoken but real understanding between those who govern and … the rest of society. Unrest, unease and perhaps revolution is the end result of ignoring the responsibilities inherent within that social contract.

Anywhere between slavery and opulence is where most of us stand and it’s always been so if fractured history is to be believed. Nothing much changes.

Still, that’s according to a view of the rise of civilisation which accepts that there was nothing remarkable, created by man, prior to the end of the last Ice Age – roughly 11,000 years ago.

Gobekli Tepi predates that time and wasn’t put together by Stone Age Man.

Then there’s the Great Cycle of approximately 26,000 years … not the only cycle and begs the question – isn’t that a long time to hold together such knowledge.

“Knowledge of the Cycles of Time, the primordial ancient metaphysical wisdom found in the Sanskrit texts, reveals a more precise and deeper insight into our ancient origins. Beginning in 3012 B.C. we have been living in the Kali Yuga. For the past 6000 years - all of written history - our ability to 'see' and to know has been limited to five-sense perception. Our consciousness is literally been cooked by time into delusion and confusion. Everything we know is veiled in a miasma of amnesia. We have not only forgotten our past and our real origins - we have forgotten who we are.

The 4 Ages are:

1. The Satya or Krita Yuga, a Golden Age

2. The Treta Yuga, the Age of Ritual

3. Dvapara Yuga, the Age of Doubt: Man loses the sense of the Divine Reality of the world and grows away from natural law

4. The Kali Yuga, the Age of Conflict and confusion began in 3012 BC and will end with the nearly total devastation of the present humanity

When you study the Hindu theory of the Cycles of Time and the yugas, you will find a confusing divergence of opinion concerning the dates of their duration. Considering that we are now living in the Age of Confusion, the Kali Yuga, it is not surprising to find so much disagreement on these matters.”

Thanks to ‘Ancient Origins’ for that quote.

Many sources coinciding with evidence of previous civilisations which I don’t need to list.

There’s always an Emperor, a King, some such strong man maintaining power and perhaps it’s the quality of the advisors surrounding that leader which tends to dictate the strength or otherwise of the Empire and of the social contract which holds it together.

The Chinese civilisation holds real interest for me. It gives us the I Ching and other spiritual sources of nourishment. Chinese Emperors have had that source by which to guide their actions for a few thousand years and more – whether they’ve used that source or done so to good effect is another matter. British Emperors, Roman Emperors and the more recent American Emperors have had no such equivalent source of wisdom although that idea is probably open for debate.

Apart from ‘the news’ which has little to say about China, I look to China Uncensored and Serpentza to give me their unique and differing perspectives on today’s China – the one which now has a ‘social contract’ with a personal score which rises and falls depending upon ones public and personal behaviour and therefore has the nightmarish overtones of dystopian futures as made clear by novels such as 1984. Complete control and in ways no Emperor ever had at their disposal.

It’s a shame that Serpentza, a man who lives in China, speaks the language, is married to a Chinese woman and presents honest, thought provoking, sincere and respectful videos is coming under attack by a mentality common in every country – any criticism is taken as a personal attack upon the nation … this pretend patriotism is a scoundrel’s excuse for rage.

Funny that … back to the outrage I started with. The social contract in China is not the social contract one would hope to live with, although I don’t doubt that it’s coming worldwide. I’ve been fortunate enough to live in societies where the level of corruption is relatively low and where such notions as freedom of expression go hand in hand with a government which taxes but uses those resources to provide education, health care and the infrastructure which is needed for society to function. This requires a law which is fair and is applied.

The other side of the coin is that this present day social contract comes drenched in the blood of previous generations and on the wealth of plundered nations. Everything is connected and thus karma is real eventually affecting nations as equally as individuals.

Serpentza’s experience in China is mirrored elsewhere when Israel is criticised for its actions. It’s not an attack on ‘The Jews’ - it’s a criticism of government policy. It’s mirrored when the U.S.A. meddles in the affairs of other nations and is criticised for it – ‘regime change’ brought about regardless of the will of the people concerned. Government policy is criticised not the character of the population.

While the Sultan of Brunei provokes outrage with the introduction of Sharia Law … and it’s officially back to the stonings and cruel punishments so prevalent when Christ walked the earth so the confusion about ‘right and wrong’ continues and, of all things, it’s Sting’s song so beloved by so many as to use it in a wedding march – ‘Every breath you take’ which comes to mind. It’s perceived as a love song but in actuality it’s a song about a stalker …. ‘you belong to me’ and not ‘you belong with me’ … a vast difference to my mind, the first a possession, the second a relationship.

‘Every breath you take – I’ll be watching you.’

Sign of the times.

 

 

 

autumn

 

Crashing out or walking away? …. Brexit related responses couched in catastrophic or almost nonchalant terms, depending upon one’s point of view.

Regardless of how difficult ‘leaving’ Europe turns out to be, it was the democratic will, through the referendum, which made the majority view clear. To not leave does betray democracy in Britain. There’s no escaping that glaringly inconsistent view being held by those who wish to remain in the European Union. The will of the people ultimately doesn’t matter to them. If the result of the referendum held here recently in respect to ‘same sex marriage’ were to be questioned in terms of having a second referendum – just to ‘make sure’ – it would invoke outrage.

Skip across the water to Palestine. While attention focuses upon Britain’s woes continuing thuggery is shown to the Palestinians by an Israel which owes its ever changing borders to ‘Occupied Territory’ – recognised as such world-wide and condemned if only in diplomatically muted terms. How Israel is seen by some as ‘an exceptional case, a democracy in a sea of hostile, Islamic dictatorships….’ is beyond comprehension when Israel is perpetually hostile as evidenced by my lifetime lived waiting for a Two State solution which makes sense to both parties to be manifested. Do the Palestinians have the power – obviously not as the shrinking West Bank disappears into a few puddles of land and the Gaza continues as perhaps the largest Prison camp in existence. Perhaps not but the power is not and never has been with the Palestinians. Why is it impolite to mention these realities.

 A cool day here and great for transplanting red currant canes/small bushes from the nursery of the vegetable beds, where last year’s cuttings have taken on roots, to any spot in the open TreeFern beds where they’ll fit with comfort. A score of plantings later and garlic  now replaces the red currants in the vegetable beds and all looks good. Yippee for some sense of normality.

As opposed to normality is the juggernaut of smart meters, 5G and the internet of things hurtling upon us,  like it or not. I know from experience the ill effects of smart meters and, as I didn’t know that a smart meter had been installed, the ‘experiment’ was ‘blind’ – the negative health effects were almost immediate and only later traced back to the smart meter. It’s mind boggling, the self satisfied, negligent approach taken by governments everywhere in this technological exercise which directly affects all of us without safety tests ….. without safety tests …. how can this be? Ah … it’s progress and it’s a slowly deadly process. Birth rates drop, D.N.A. is affected but the roll out continues.

Can’t crash out nor walk away from 5G.

A sobering video below.

 

 

 

5G

 

 

the time of year changing of the season

 

They’re quite beautiful, self assured, pristine in white with fine yellow crest, a group of eight or nine Sulphur Crested Cockatoos arrive for a late lunch on the deck.

They look a little surprised as I take to them with my Starwars ‘Lock and load’ pump action water pistol. Flying off, indignant, raucous screeching and so they should be after munching through a few more sections of deck. Water spray is a small price to pay.

They are the vandals of the bird world, a Clockwork Orange bunch of droogs bent on mischief with casual violence thrown in gratis. These are the birds who walked along the handrail and ate a forearm’s worth of newly erected door jamb and followed that up with a few fingers worth of freshly painted window frame ….  I’m not fond of these birds and I find that the word insolence readily comes to mind when I reflect on their behaviour towards me. Silly to give them human characteristics, perhaps, but King Parrots truly are regal, being unafraid as kings should be. So – Cockatoos, nonchalant, clever to the point of cunning and one will perch on the topmost branch of an old Gum tree next door surveying the gardens all around.

I feed the birds but not so regular now, – a bit of seed for the parrots and some porridge, softened oats really, for the Magpies, the Currawongs, the Satin Bower birds and the Wattle birds. Sometimes Galahs grace me with their presence, with their pink and grey feathering and it’s a colour bath to the eyes with the appearance of the King Parrots and Rosellas.

There’s a certain amount of ‘give and take’ when the birds feed. Yes, there’s the pecking order but the smaller birds dart in and out to claim some share without too much opposition. Some eat seed but not porridge and vice versa … with the exception of both pigeons and Cockatoos. Pigeons eat everything very fast. Then they move on. They’re on a mission. I try not to feed them.

The Cockatoos arrive, take over the place, push the other birds around and away, eat both seed and oats and follow it up with some decking.

“They’ve been known to shred trees!” he added darkly. It’s true.

I like Autumn, the cooler temperatures and the different tasks. All the garden tools with wooden handles get a light sanding and some linseed oil applied to rescue them from summer’s use and to weather them through the winter. Autumn is the time of cutting so it’s good to have cleaned up the fire hazard next door with my reciprocating saw – what a useful tool - and to get rid of the evidence. It’s like nothing has happened and it’s always looked this way and there’s something very satisfying about this type of garden creativity. Making things disappear.

My musical skills are adequate but minimal and I’ve written my songs using simple chord structures and without anything but basic strumming. I don’t know what to make of my own work, some lyrics now make me wince but I loved them all when writing them and what’s done is done.

The phrase ‘winners and losers’ was in common use, or so I remember it, before political correctness thought it controversial. I did wince then at its common use because all of us can be seen as losers … there’s truth in it, for me, certainly – ‘Songs of a loser’ … someone who didn’t quite ‘get it’ or missed the moment but got the point … hmm … so eventually I stopped playing my songs at the local pub, at their open mike night, and put the guitar away.

Anyway, time passes … practice, practice and improvement follows. In that wider field of musical expression I’m making progress, albeit slow and it’s not a race, it’s an interest lifelong.

It’s that perfect time of the year when the length of the day equals the length of the night. Dawn at 7.05 a.m. and dusk at 7.04 p.m. while the moon is ‘waning gibbous.’ What an evocative phrase my computerised weather forecast uses. Storms roll through here with lashings of rain but the flood, fire and drought which much of the country endures, as yet, leaves us untouched, the garden is green.

Tomorrow, weather permitting, I’ll dig up and move a Tree Fern. It’s only to move it by a few feet but it’s a better spot for a few reasons. The sixty or so, slow growing Tree Ferns in this garden all have room to unfurl their fronds easily while this one is a bit restrained and on a pathway. As this Tree Fern is now only knee high, I’ll be able to move it, without too much effort, to where its large fronds can also move freely. It’s a good time of year to make this move without giving too much shock to the plant. They’re graceful creatures are TreeFerns. They like a bit of space, allows them to dance in the moonlight.

Last evening I transplanted a potted Frangipani, very tropical and a bit root bound, into a much larger container. I’d love to have them here but they don’t survive the winters – it’ll go back, before the dead of winter, to a warmer land, able to stretch in its bigger home.

It’s been a weather report, a grateful for small mercies note.

 

 

 

 

changes

 

Strange times in which to live and I’m in danger of turning into a grumpy old sod. Perhaps it’s as Clif High suggests – the cosmic energies we’re now experiencing as our star hurtles through space  has real effect on each of us.

A good radio interview with Clif below.

 

clif high

 

 

and the beat goes on

 

Censorship rears its ugly head yet again and while the horror of terrorist attacks are fresh in people’s minds so youtube and google – and probably facebook and twitter, but I don’t use those platforms so I’m not sure – decide what you and I can access.

Youtube decides that 9/11 questioning is no longer a valid enquiry which would suit the perpetrators and even UFO reporting of the type that secureteam provide – a harmless enough interest one would think – are being made, at least, more difficult to find.

I was surprised to find out that about 56% of youtube access is devoted to games. A breakdown of the figures relating to music, politics, education and so on reveal figures of no more than about 5% for each area. A bit sad from my perspective but there you have it.

There is nothing in anything that I’ve written which is motivated by hatred but now when I access this site as a ‘log in’ google have placed a recaptcha symbol which asks me – only once so far - to prove that I’m not a robot which, no doubt, the ‘powers that be’ would prefer me to be. Being able to pick three statues out of six pictures does not prove a damn thing and the use, with poor spelling, of ‘recapture’ tells its own brief story. Why ‘capture’ if this isn’t some sort of war.

There’s something quite ominous about almost any form that now needs to be filled in and that refers to the use of the word ‘submit.’ Yes I can submit an enquiry or a form but why use the word ‘submit’ when these words give the synonyms …. yield, surrender, resign, give up, succumb …. it gives pause for thought or should. I put forward an enquiry and place a form – I don’t submit just as I don’t submit to hatred or injustice or much of what passes for life in today’s world. It’s not trivial – social engineering never is.

Another big change on the horizon, apart from the 5G technology being rolled out worldwide with no studies done regarding health issues and rolled out without consultation and apparently for our convenience but I don’t want it,  is the move to a cashless society.

This is problematic for these reasons. Although it’s being touted as a way in which the black economy, the cash economy, the undeclared and not taxable economy is brought under control, it goes deeper than that. In an economy where cash exists I’m able to withdraw my funds if I so choose. Perhaps the interest rate on savings drops to zero but, as things stand, the interest rate cannot fall below zero and into negative interest rates. Do away with cash and negative interest rates are an option and will be used. You pay the bank for the privilege of using their system in which to keep your savings – if you have any – and there is no longer the option of withdrawing your cash because cash has ceased to exist.

Apart from that sobering reality, there is the control aspect. In a cashless society every transaction is recorded and while this is already the case with debit and credit card use it does away with the last vestige of privacy that we still perhaps enjoy.

So it’s a method of control and this isn’t a conspiracy theory but plain and simple fact.

Control of the media, control of transactions and, ultimately total control much as novels such as 1984 portray.

When it comes to terrorism it’s worth remembering that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. This thought in no way justifies the mass murder carried out with such frequency by extremists of all persuasions – it’s just an observation drawn out by political realities in which those who are temporarily seen as useful are labelled freedom fighters until their aims and goals diverge from those of their political masters at which time the label changes to terrorist.

Ranging further away from Earth and the video posted below gives pause for thought. There are, of course, realities that we try to shield our children or grandchildren from knowing – not so much keeping things secret or – dare I say – conspiring to withhold but … life is difficult enough without crippling the capacity for joy.

Part of the responsibility of adult life, by which time we’re more able to bear the unpleasant, is to be aware without losing the capacity for joy.

 

space news

 

 

the sky is crying

 

The sky is crying but that’s perception, reality says it’s raining.

Another hideous mass murder, this time in New Zealand, perpetrated by a white supremacist, an idiot motivated by hatred and an ‘idiot’ because we’re all just human beings …. but humans ‘being’ what?

Belief is strong, colours perception, creates a world view, moves us to action - but if the belief is false? Any fool can be destructive, it takes much more to be constructive.

Terrorist attacks are so often referred to, in the media, as ‘a lone wolf operation’ and it’s a dreadful mistake in reporting – it glamorises the perpetrator and is offensive to wolves let alone to those attacked. Wolves have courage, terrorists don’t.

Much of my life - and it’s the same for most of us - has been taken up with the struggle for existence, paying bills, working or looking for work, responsibilities and dealing with my own inadequacies. The wider aspects of life, the political machinations of world and local powers weren’t much in focus. The events of 9/11 changed the world and utterly changed both my focus and my understanding of world events. That and an understanding of ‘where the money comes from and who controls it’ now becomes the rather horrible fabric which is the backdrop to all our lives whether we understand that impact or not.

James Corbett’s ‘Century of Enslavement’ gives an excellent history of the Federal Reserve and the system of Central Banking which now controls all economies.

As for 9/11 … I witnessed the events of that day, through the dead of night on this side of the world, observed the inconsistencies and when the Twin Towers collapsed into their own footprint closely followed by Building 7 which wasn’t hit by any airplane and all three buildings fell at ‘near as damn it’ free fall speed, I knew with dreadful certainty that some form of controlled demolition was involved.

I wasn’t alone in my perception. It didn’t take long before architects and engineers started questioning the official story. They were followed by pilots and various specialists all of whom had issues with the official story. I’ve spent years researching or more truthfully following the detailed research of those same specialists. It’s almost a ‘never ending’ story and it will not die or disappear.

Recently, the Farsight Institute, a remote viewing entity, have investigated the events of 9/11 and made those results public. It’s interesting and validates the questioning of the official story. Unlike the work of ‘Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth’ which is precise and factual, the remote viewing exercise is of a different order but need not be dismissed because it’s ‘unusual.’

The sky is still crying and will do so for days to come.

The remote viewing video is placed below this post.

 

 

 

remote viewing

 

 

the difference between Zionism and Judaism

 

 

the first week of autumn brings some relief from the unrelenting heat

 

Critical thinking is still seen as necessary – without it the ability to discriminate withers - yet criticism itself has become a dirty word as has the word ‘discrimination’. I don’t accept that an overwhelming ‘tolerance’ should somehow have replaced critical thinking or criticism but that idea of ‘tolerance’ gains ascendency and mutes dissenting voices.

I’ve been quiet lately and it’s not because ‘all is well’ but because it isn’t. The quote below was a comment via a youtube brief discussion regarding the so called humanitarian aid that the U.S. was offering to Venezuela, aid with strings attached as the U.S. maneuvers for yet another regime change that it sees as important to U.S. interests.

“Hello again. It may surprise you but I am a huge critic of the U.S.. However, it's important to me to always keep things in perspective. Israel is an extremely unique situation. They are also a Western democratic nation with shared values in a threatening sea of despotic, often Islamic, dictators. The U.S. almost gives Egypt as much as Israel. The Palestinians have been recipients of aid from the U.S. and numerous other bodies. I think it is only recently that Trump ended U.S. aid. The U.S. certainly is motivated by its interests, but freedom is in its strategic and economic interests. They don't want another Russian favored Cuba on their doorstep. We seemed to have widened the discussion as my initial post was simply about refuting that the U.S. was motivated by Venezuelan oil. I will admit that they are probably happy about the fact that this might impede China's access to this oil. China has large financial positions in the nationalized Venezuelan oil company.”

My response was brief …. along the lines of … ‘You may be well meaning as am I. Those in power are not.’

What gave me pause for thought and an end to the discussion was the world view being expressed … that Israel is in an extremely unique situation, that they are a Western democratic nation with shared values in a threatening sea of despotic, often Islamic, dictators.

Hmm … try telling that to the Palestinians. Israel is no more unique than any other nation or people.

The idea expressed by the Nazi ideology of there being such a thing as a ‘Master Race’ is no different to the idea that there is such a thing as a ‘Chosen People.’ Both ideas, as they find expression in the real world, have led to utter misery for those on the receiving end. I don’t see how this can be disputed yet if I express this thought I’m somehow labelled as anti-Semitic when the truth is nothing of the sort.

I don’t describe myself as anything other than a human being, my gender, nationality, politics, religion or lack of it and the other various groupings and interests are very much a secondary issue far removed from the common humanity that all humans enjoy, suffer and endure.

They’re far removed unless I define myself primarily as belonging to a group identity rather than accept the responsibility of individual existence.

As for ‘shared values’ … what shared values? My values are based upon Christ’s injunction to love your neighbour as yourself and to do unto others as you’d have done to yourself. These values are not found in the Talmud which bears no resemblance to Christ’s injunctions nor to the Ten Commandments.

There is no such thing as Judeo/Christian heritage. Christ was a fraud and is treated as such by the Talmud which, of course, isn’t the only source of religious thought accepted by those who practice Judaism.

Just took a break and fed the varieties of birds which grace the garden, brilliant in their colour and song, made myself a coffee and kept a wary eye on the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos which threaten the relatively peaceful co-existence of the other birds by their bullying behaviour and are kept somewhat in check by a water pistol.

I’ve barely touched the guitar for months but reconnected last night to sing Leonard Cohen’s beautiful ‘Halleluiah’ … Velikovsky’s thoughts and lucid writings on humanity’s catastrophic past imbue my world view and I’ll probably take a walk later with my neighbour. All three are Jewish and none of them define themselves by that label.

Critical thinking allows me to question without resorting to hatred. It makes me wonder about the headlong rush towards an ‘internet of things’ and to see such an eventuality as yet another poisoned chalice being offered to an unsuspecting world for purposes which have little to do with the convenience being touted – do we really need a fridge to tell us that we need more milk? – but has everything to do with control.

Enough of one fingered typing and off to clear a bit of my ancient neighbour’s garden which has become a fire hazard. It’s self interest which motivates my actions there. Scorching and melting damage done by fire are no longer covered by my house insurance which is a recent and woeful but understandable action by insurance companies who recognise the extremes of climate here in Australia and the threat to their profit margins … not that they’d be so blunt in acknowledging that fact – they just hope none of us will notice the change.

 

 

 

florida maquis stating the truth about venezuela

 

 

fracking on tribal lands

 

I haven’t attempted to take this sort of action prior to today but Origin Energy, here in Australia, who brand themselves as ‘clean and green’ are about to start fracking operations in the Northern Territory.

I only know about this due to the actions of getup.org.au who have sent out a petition from the tribal owners of the land concerned.

In the strange way in which synchronicity works my previous post mentions fracking in uncomplimentary terms. The tribal owners come from an area from which a group of tribal men came and worked with myself in the mid seventies. I was left with the highest respect for their culture, spirituality and approach to country.

I don’t have a large readership and I don’t use social media but I can place the petition here and would urge you to sign the petition regardless of where you come from and, if so moved, to pass it on.

 

 My name is Nicole. I am a Garawa woman and my family are from Borroloola, in the gulf of the Northern Territory. For years, Traditional Owners in the Northern Territory have stood up against the fracking that will destroy sacred country, poison our drinking water and harm our health.

But powerful gas company Origin Energy has just launched a push to start drilling test wells in the Northern Territory as soon as June.1 They're hoping to find not only gas, but oil too. If they find oil, they'll push harder and faster and it will be even harder to stop them.

Origin has spent months rebranding themselves as a clean, green and responsible company – but this move reveals the truth.

Together, we need to show Origin Energy that the community, and their customers, won't stand by and allow them to destroy the Northern Territory with dirty fracking and oil drilling. Our best chance of stopping this project is if we can show that thousands of Australians won't let Origin's 'good energy' image survive their dirty fracking plans.

Can you sign my petition calling out Origin's dirty plan to frack for oil and gas in the Northern Territory?

If Origin have their way, this could be Australia's first land-based shale oil and gas field. It's a disaster for land, water and the Aboriginal communities who have made their stance clear — the NT will not be the sacrifice zone for an industry we do not want or need. On top of that, Origin has never consulted with Traditional Owners to frack for oil.

Last year I saw the horrific impacts of shale oil fields when I travelled to Fort Berthold reservation in North Dakota, USA. The night was lit up with gas flares. Oil pipelines, that spill millions of litres of oil across the United States every year, criss-crossed the landscape.2 Lakes and rivers were polluted with waste water.3 Everywhere First Nations people have witnessed the destructive impact fracking has on culture, health and communities.4

Can you urgently stand with First Nations communities across the Northern Territory and call on Origin to stop oil and gas fracking?

I can't stand the thought of this happening in the Northern Territory. We can't let Origin get away with calling themselves clean and sustainable while destroying sacred country, polluting water and harming our health.

Origin claims it's leading the way for clean and sustainable energy, even undergoing an expensive rebrand to come up with an outrageous new slogan: 'good energy.' All the while planning massive oil and gas fields that would destroy water and country, and add millions of tonnes of carbon pollution to the atmosphere.

We don't have time to waste - can you ask Origin to dump its dirty and dangerous fracking plans?

We've seen the weight of people power force Origin to come clean before. The Origin Annual General Meeting in October was dominated by the concerns of Traditional Owners from Elliot and Minyerri.5 Traditional Owners extracted an astounding admission on the floor of the AGM: that the company cannot guarantee that fracking won't destroy water aquifers in the NT.6

Last year, we took this fight to the Northern Territory Government, calling on them to maintain the moratorium on fracking. After an inquiry that ignored oil fracking risks, the government reneged on their promise, giving the green light to devastating new fracking fields. Now, it's time to take it directly to Origin.

We've won the fight against big polluters before and we can do it again. Together, let's make sure the NT's land and water stays safe, and we protect scared country for generations to come.

In determination,
Nicole, for the GetUp team.

 

a sweet spot

 

If the ‘father’ of CO2 emissions being the primary cause of climate change – Roger Revelle - had second thoughts about the subject then what is causing the extremes of weather we observe? Vehicle emissions aren’t helping the situation yet the German and Japanese car manufacturers who made such a fanfare of fitting emission controls to their vehicles are now revealed as indulging in fraud.

Weather modification has been going on for many years. Dane Wigington at geoengineeringwatch.org has a wealth of information on the subject and while I haven’t seen chemtrails here in Australia, they’re so commonplace elsewhere that they’re either not noticed or are seen as just part of the landscape. They’re not.

Fracking, to my mind, is an obscenity. A junkie sticks a needle in his arm and makes believe that the high he experiences doesn’t affect every cell in his body. The extent of fracking in the U.S.A. is mind boggling. Dutchsinse, with his regular earthquake updates, uses google-earth with great expertise and zooms in on areas in which tens of thousands of fracking wells are revealed – there are hundreds of thousands across the U.S.A. and Dutchsinse isn’t actually looking for fracking wells but for the small earthquakes which now occur on a regular basis in these specific areas and an enquiring mind might wonder if cause and effect is taking place.

In the U.K., where fracking isn’t as common as in the U.S., activity must stop if an earthquake occurs above a certain magnitude so, to get around this irritation for the fracking companies, they’re lobying to have the size of the magnitude increased. No thought at all about what it is they’re doing.

Interesting fact about earthquake reporting. The magnitude of an earthquake depends upon the taking of an average from the many stations which report it. Sounds logical but what is not logical is that organisations such as the U.S.G.S. not only regularly shave off half a magnitude but will also downplay a magnitude 5 to become a 4.9. Perhaps there are reasons for this fudging of the figures such as ‘let’s not alarm the population’ but … ‘it aint science and it aint truthful.’ As for being able to check magnitudes via different agencies across the world – it’s easier said than done and begs the question ‘Why is this so?’

My ‘old mate’ in Western Australia with whom I play, by correspondence, long winded chess games – two games over twenty years – has spent his working life in mines and wonders whether I’m anti coal. I’m not – the devil’s in the detail and I am against coal mines being plonked into farming areas with no thought given to anything but jobs. Adani, who have a dreadful reputation, are trying to mine in Queensland with a new port just off the Great Barrier Reef. If I’m weighing up the ‘pros and cons’ the mine loses.

I suppose my point, if there be one, is the untrustworthiness of corporations to do the right thing, the shady behaviour of those experts and lobbyists whose pay check depends upon reaching the ‘right’ conclusion, the bewilderment of politicians and the deliberate dumbing down of the population by the mass media.

Is it all a conspiracy? Who knows but every corporation has an agenda, every bank maximises profit, every religion hides what would put them to shame and although Nelson Mandela called for a ‘New World Order’ I don’t accept that his version would be the same as that touted by so many other world leaders who have nothing resembling his gravitas, reputation or great heartedness.

Cry ‘Freedom’ … and to a multi-national corporation freedom means freedom from regulation.

Looking to the sky and beyond to space and, contrary to what I was taught at school, we are not static but dancing around our star as it hurtles through a space – not a vacuum but something, a medium, filled with energetic particles. Perhaps this movement also plays a part in a climate changing. Doesn’t absolve us from being better stewards of our planet but it is a variable to take into consideration.

Meanwhile a gentle rain falls locally, the temperature is in a sweet spot and I’m grateful for small mercies.

 

 

 

5G pollution

 

Wireless Industry Confesses: “No Studies Show 5G is Safe”

Last week, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal grilled wireless industry representatives, who admitted the industry has done ZERO health & safety studies on 5G technology. Meanwhile, dozens of independent studies indicates that 5G is a risk to all biological life.

Blumenthal blasted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—government agencies jointly-responsible for ensuring that cellphone technologies are safe to use—for failing to conduct any research into the safety of 5G technology, and instead, engaging in bureaucratic finger-pointing and deferring to industry.

In December 2018, Blumenthal and U.S. Representative Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) sent a letter to FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr seeking answers regarding potential health risks posed by new 5G wireless technology. At today’s hearing, Blumenthal criticized Carr for failing to provide answers, and instead, just echoing, “the general statements of the FDA, which shares regulatory responsibility for cell phones with the FCC.”  Blumenthal also decried the FDA’s statements as “pretty unsatisfactory.” 

During an exchange with wireless industry representatives, Blumenthal asked them whether they have supported research on the safety of 5G technology and potential links between radiofrequency and cancer, and the industry representatives conceded they have not.

Blumenthal stated:

“If you go to the FDA website, there basically is a cursory and superficial citation to existing scientific data saying ‘The FDA has urged the cell phone industry to take a number of steps, including support additional research on possible biological effects of radio frequency fields for the type of signals emitted by cell phones.’ I believe that Americans deserve to know what the health effects are, not to pre-judge what scientific studies may show, and they also deserve a commitment to do the research on outstanding questions.”

“So my question for you: How much money has the industry committed to supporting additional independent research—I stress independent—research? Is that independent research ongoing? Has any been completed? Where can consumers look for it? And we’re talking about research on the biological effects of this new technology.”

At the end of the exchange, Blumenthal concluded,

“So there really is no research ongoing.  We’re kind of flying blind here, as far as health and safety is concerned.”

In November 2018, the National Toxicology Program released the final results of the longest and most expensive study to date on cellphones and cancer. Those studies found “some evidence” of a link to cancer, at least in male rats. However, the study only focused on the risks associated with 2G and 3G cell phones.

The latest 5G wireless technology relies on the deployment of many more new antennas and transmitters that are clustered lower to the ground and closer to homes and schools. There has been even more limited research with respect to the health ramifications of 5G technology, and the FCC has thus far failed to adequately explain how they have determined 5G is safe.

Source: Take Back Your Power

Note: 5G (“5th Generation”) will be integrated with thousands of satellites to blanket the earth.

 

an inconvenient truth can bite in unexpected directions.

 

You’ll probably remember Al Gore’s ‘An inconvenient truth.’ It made an impact back in the day – 2006 according to the DVD I picked up recently in a Second Hand shop. What was presented then appears to be still largely accepted. I hadn’t seen the movie but did accept then, as did most people, that what it said was true and that ‘Global Warming’ was a huge threat, that CO2 emissions along with vehicle emissions were largely to blame. Since that time there’s been revealed the fudging of the figures and dispute about the modelling  which puts a question mark over the evidence.

A few minutes into his presentation, Al Gore refers to a quote from Mark Twain … “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know – it’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.” This is true but could equally be used by those who are making a case for – not either side of this debate but for the many differing positions taken when it comes to ‘Climate change.’

I don’t dispute that extremes of climate are being felt worldwide and also accept that the pollution of the planet and the complete disregard for mankind’s responsibility to be stewards of the Earth is having undeniable effect.

It’s not a game in which we stand outside and unaffected. It’s of paramount importance that we understand the causes of ‘Climate change’ – which was ‘Global warming’ when this film was made.

It begs the question – why the change of focus from ‘Global warming’ to ‘Climate change.’ Perhaps because CO2, Carbon Dioxide as the primary villain in the piece, isn’t the whole of the story?

We live in an electric Universe in which our climate is directly affected by the changing behaviour of our star, the Sun. This isn’t a fact that is, as yet, well accepted in scientific circles where new discoveries continually baffle academics because the facts don’t agree with accepted theories. This being the case, a rational mind would suggest that perhaps the accepted theories are wrong but, sadly, rational behaviour and the pursuit of truth are no more evident in science than they are elsewhere.

Roger Revelle was Al Gore’s mentor in regard to climate warming and started the CO2 measuring in the 1950’s. Al Gore shows a chart which demonstrates a relationship between CO2 levels in the atmosphere and the changes in temperature over many thousands of years. It’s clear, at least on the chart, that as the one rises and falls so does the other but is it necessarily so that the one causes the other? It can be shown that icecream consumption rises and falls with the temperature but the one doesn’t cause the other.

I don’t doubt Al Gore’s sincerity – perhaps I should but I don’t -however sincerity while useful and important isn’t the same as ‘the truth.’ The film presents a clear case regarding ‘Climate change’ being a great deal more than just natural variability. He presents another lucid quote which can, of course, be applied in every scientific direction … “It’s difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

So the issue for me is not to deny the reality of ‘Climate change’ as such but to question that the cause is primarily because of CO2 emissions. The reasons for this are twofold. CO2 makes up less than 1% of atmospheric gasses – water vapour has greater impact on global warming of the atmosphere. Secondly, CO2 is a conveniently taxable villain by which I mean that Carbon trading can then come into effect, that a worldwide effort needs to be employed to counteract the CO2 emissions and very much to the point, who or which international body would have jurisdiction over this effort?

Al Gore states that there is scientific consensus about the issue of CO2 being the primary culprit in global warming but this isn’t true. The consensus aspect wasn’t true in 2006 and it certainly isn’t now. Among those who question his alleged consensus are Nobel Laureates. Ivar Giaever, the 1973 Nobel Prize winner for Physics is one. There are others.

It’s worth noting that Roger Revelle, by 1988, was having second thoughts about CO2 being a significant greenhouse gas and recommending further research. In 1991 he co-authored a paper for Cosmos in which he again expressed his doubts. Al Gore then called him senile and refused to debate Global warming.

As to why Al Gore maintains an untenable position is speculation but both his quotes used in the film come to mind as possibilities.

“What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know – it’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.”

and

“It’s difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

 

 

 

more electric universe information

 

 

a brief conversation

 

‘Of course there’s no conspiracy – we just haven’t made the facts public.’

‘Doesn’t that come down to the same thing?’

‘Probably … but conspiracy is now such a dirty word that people dismiss anyone who uses it.’

‘Hmm … a useful state of affairs for those who conspire.’

‘Quite so, it’s never a conspiracy but always a conspiracy theory. Who, nowadays, uses words like treason or traitor even though such behaviour is still, as it’s always been, commonplace? Perhaps that’s why we’ve invented the phrase - Crimes against Humanity.’

‘What do you mean?’

‘Wish I knew. It’s all so complicated.’

‘Is it? Perhaps the idea that it’s complicated is yet another useful idea for those who conspire.’

‘Yes – back where we started.’

‘No we’re not – curiosity, investigation, research – they’re all open.’

‘Curiosity killed the cat.’

‘Says who? Where’s the evidence? That’s only a saying just as ‘Cats have nine lives’ is just a saying.’

‘Not just a ‘saying’ but something borne out by observation of cat behaviour.’

‘O.K. – back to conspiracy and the evidence is there that the tobacco industry did conspire, complete with their hand-picked scientists who ‘proved’ no danger involved to health, in order to maintain, until the real evidence was overwhelmingly against their suppositions, that smoking was fine, sophisticated and … no problem at all.’

‘Yes – that’s true.’

‘… and then there’s 9/11, free fall of buildings and the suspension of belief in the laws of physics.’

‘Too dreadful to believe that those events were not as the official story maintains.’

‘That’s a woeful and blindly ignorant position to take.’

‘I don’t care.’

‘Are you familiar with ‘Remote Viewing’? Perhaps the video below will be of interest – probably not if you really don’t care.’

 

 

remote viewing for the deadly serious

 

 

what a subject to try and approach

 

That phrase ‘Religion is the opium of the people’ – well, of course, Marx would say that but that doesn’t make it any more than a clever phrase and, at best, a partial truth and what replaced religion in that ‘new social order’ but the Party, the State and the worship or at least the veneration of the leaders. Communism becomes the religion complete with dogma.

Marx  didn’t say ‘Spirituality is the opium of the people.’ Perhaps he didn’t recognise that there’s a difference.

Groucho Marx had more to offer the world than Karl Marx.

More truthful, or so I believe, is that biblical idea:

‘For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against  principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.’

Strange that, regardless of religious belief or the lack of it, that all recognise the existence of evil. Whether there is an outside force or entity which manifests as Satan or Lucifer or any number of other names – religions don’t start with Judaism or Christianity – is the ‘Step too far’ that atheists won’t take but it is a bit odd that atheists ‘don’t believe in God’ which is itself a belief system. Agnostics, with their idea regarding God as ‘I don’t know,’ appear more honest in their approach.

Where’s the evidence for the existence of God? It’s not a question that I can answer but the fact that the grandchildren are being introduced to a version of Christianity via the Roman Catholic church, the same church in which my childhood was spent, does focus my mind if only because of the dogma involved. Thankfully, my memories of Sunday School are mainly of Jesus being kind, a quality which was in short supply as I recall my childhood. The resurrection wasn’t important to me, the finality of death hadn’t undermined my innocence.

Somehow, even in those desperate dark times through which most of us travel, I didn’t lose my belief that a Universal God exists. Somehow I also understood that free will would prevent continuous intervention by the Divine and that the evil men do is exactly that – ‘the evil that men do.’

So what’s the point? My own life experience shows me that there is indeed more to life than meets the eye, that someone a bit slow like myself needs more than one lifetime to sort the lies from the truth, that intervention does occur although in a subtle way and, at the moment, all I’ve come up with for the grandchildren is a retelling of some half remembered story … but it’s a start.

“Once upon a time in a far away country lived a tribe of people who had heard about a creature called an Elephant but had never seen an Elephant because they were all blind.

Well – you probably already understand that if they were all blind then life must have been very difficult but put that thought aside for the moment because this story is about what happened when they met an Elephant which is, as you know, a very big animal.

One man felt the Elephant’s trunk and said ‘Elephants are giant snakes – feel here, you can tell, it must be so.’

Another felt the Elephant’s foot and said ‘No – you’re wrong. Elephants are like trees – feel how this is wide and round and doesn’t move. It’s just like a tree.’

Another felt the Elephant’s ears and said ‘You’re both wrong – feel here. These are large and floppy just like the leaves on a banana tree. An Elephant must be a gigantic leaf.’

Another felt the Elephant’s tail and said ‘How can you be so silly. Feel here and you can tell that it’s like a piece of rope. Elephants must be made of rope.’

And so they started arguing amongst themselves and got quite angry because each was convinced that he was right.

Of course, we know that all of them were wrong because we’ve seen an Elephant and understand that each blind person just had a little bit of a much bigger picture but they were blind and could not see.

When people talk about God they’re very much like the blind people discussing the nature of the Elephant.

When it comes to religions, of which there are many, there is the same confusion and the same conflict and everyone is convinced that they are right and everybody else is wrong.

If God created the Universe and all that it contains then it doesn’t help matters to call God ‘He or She’ but people do it anyway perhaps because ‘He or She – the Father, the Mother’ make God appear more personal. That may be helpful but it doesn’t make it true.

Can you imagine how big that Person would have to be to create the whole Universe? A beard bigger than a galaxy?

I think that any idea that we have about God is limited and incomplete. ‘God is Love’ is an idea that I can and do embrace and why ‘bad things happen to good people’ is more about man’s use and abuse of ‘free will’ than God’s doing.

 

 

what a delight to hear this man speak and to do so with such clarity of thought.

 

 

whether it's just the weather

 

It’s cooler here today but that’s just the weather. The heatwaves are passing, the thunderous storms abating, floods receding, bushfires waning but the effects are long lasting, the trauma is real.

Same situation politically – heatwaves, frigid conditions, extremes in every direction and, like the weather, the trauma is real and the effects long lasting.

I don’t have the resources to travel the world but I do have the time and the internet by which I can metaphorically travel the world and, to some extent, travel further than just this planet, I can listen and absorb.

Voices, endless voices some of whom speak with clarity and some who just string words together, speak them with perhaps sincerity but there’s no lasting meaning to be found.

And then there are the political voices, the Trumps of this world who are so used to lying that they feel no shame in being exposed and, thus, the phrase ‘double down’ enters the vocabulary – when questioned, attack. I’m not singling out Trump – the choice between Trump and Clinton was the same as choosing the plague rather than … the plague.

It’s a light relief to watch episodes of ‘Yes Prime Minister’ just to remind myself that politicians come and go but the bureaucracy, the unelected, those who wield the ‘power behind the throne’ remain in place – where, in fact, they have been placed - and continue to carry out an agenda and to pursue goals many of which most of the population, including myself, are blithely unaware.

Much as I like the BBC it remains the voice of the ‘powers that be’ and stands in contrast to our Australian ABC - also taxpayer funded and commercial free - which tackles most issues of substance and offends both sides of politics. The ABC failed dismally when it came to 9/11 and have, to my knowledge, never shone a spotlight on the underlying aspects of our financial system – the privately owned Central Banks. They are reluctant to take Zionism to task over its dreadful treatment of Palestinians and yet all these things are the ‘elephants in the room’ when it comes to a wider appreciation of why the world is in such a mess.

‘Froth and bubble’ is what we’re offered when it comes to ‘The News.’

I do enjoy Jordan Peterson who speaks with remarkable clarity and nourishes my spirit as he dissects so many aspects of our changing intellectual dynamic … or what passes for it.

It is very still here on this Sunday morning. Blue sky and cool and I do wonder what’s happening in the wider solar system and beyond just as I wonder about the civilisations which have preceded us here on Earth and prior to recorded history.

 

 

 

well worth your time

 

 

weapons of mass distraction

 

“What about China and Russia?” responded a sibling of mine after I’d mentioned the move by the European Union to set up its own armed forces and got a response, “ No there isn’t - we already have NATO.” Quite so and therefore a EU army would appear unnecessary.

But is there a move towards creating a European Union Army? Only for a few years or so. Whether the idea is taken seriously depends upon perception rather than fact.

March 14th 2015

A proposal by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to establish a European Union army to counter growing security threats, such as Russia, has been met with both approval and disapproval by European Union members. Those who approve cite collective deterrent security and consolidation of military resources; those who are more skeptical raise the issue of national sovereignty.

In an interview with German newspaper ‘Welt am Sonntag’  Juncker said an EU army would improve Europe's collective security and reduce costs while improving interoperability. While he didn't get into specifics such as how big the army would be, he did say it would be a great deterrent and would have helped with the Ukraine crisis. Juncker has been openly critical of Russia and the threat it poses to the Union.

Not surprisingly, Russian politicians have condemned the idea and call the creation of such a force "provocative," adding that it would "not provide any additional security."

How trusting so many are of what it is that our leaders quietly create ‘in our collective name.’

The truth … I’m not sure that the truth is ever apparent. What stands in the way of truth being revealed are ‘weapons of mass deception,’ ‘weapons of mass distraction’ and I’m sure many remember the ‘weapons of mass destruction’ – the lie which led the world into the war in Iraq.

Were all our leaders incompetent, our intelligences services so inept or was there an agenda being served which paid no heed to ‘truth’ because truth was and is irrelevant.

Central Banking is used by every nation, totalitarian or democratic and finances both sides of every revolution or worldwide criminal enterprise – they all depend upon these privately owned entities.

‘Give me control over the issue and supply of money and I care not who makes the laws’ is the rough quote of an early Rothschild who went on to do exactly that and from it we end up with ‘banks too big to fail’, the printing of money out of thin air and a debt so huge that it can never be repaid.

The number of Presidents and Prime Ministers who’ve called out for a ‘New World Order’ or a ‘One World Government’ or who have warned against it is not small.

This is quoted from Wes Penre:

World Leaders and Famous People Promoting a New World Order and a One World Government

The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson."-- U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a letter written Nov. 21, 1933 to Colonel E. Mandell House

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"Fifty men have run America, and that's a high figure."
Joseph Kennedy, father of JFK, in the July 26th, l936 issue of The New York Times

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"From the days of Sparticus, Weishaupt, Karl Marx, Trotski, belacoon, Rosa Luxenberg and
Ema Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century. And now at last, this band of extraordinary personalities from the under- world of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire."--Winston Churchill to the London press in 1922

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"The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise their power from behind the
scenes."-- Justice Felix Frankfurter, U.S. Supreme Court

* * *

"Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it." - Woodrow Wilson

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"I believe that if the people of this nation fully understood what Congress has done to them over the last 49 years, they would move on Washington; they would not wait for an election....It adds up to a preconceived plan to destroy the economic and social independence of the United States!" --George W. Malone, U.S. Senator (Nevada), speaking before Congress in1957.

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"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans..."
Bill Clinton (USA TODAY, 11 March 1993, page 2A)

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Chronological Quotes:

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The Jacobin Club:

"After their recent exposures in Bavaria, The Illuminati had been driven even further underground, taking on a variety of names, such as The French Revolutionary Club. As radicals flocked into these new varieties of Illuminism, a larger meeting hall was needed. The Hall of the Jacobins Convent was leased, and it was from this hall that they eventually derived their new name, the Jacobin Club.
"The Jacobin Club met in secret and eventually boasted of having some of the best-educated and most influential men in France among its 1,300 members. The Jacobins vowed to destroy the monarchy, as well as other existing institutions, and sought to establish what they called a 'New World Order', or 'Universal Republic'."

"The famous magician and occultist, Cagliostro, was initiated into the Illuminati in 1783. Many years later, he told Catholic priests about his initiation. The initiation took place in an underground room near Frankfort, Germany."
     - William T. Still, New World Order
1700's
 

 

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Nicholas Murray Butler:

"The old world order changed when this war-storm broke. The old international order passed away as suddenly, as unexpectedly, and as completely as if it had been wiped out by a gigantic flood, by a great tempest, or by a volcanic eruption. The old world order died with the setting of that day's sun and a new world order is being born while I speak, with birth-pangs so terrible that it seems almost incredible that life could come out of such fearful suffering and such overwhelming sorrow." -- Nicholas Murray Butler, in an address delivered before the Union League of Philadelphia, Nov. 27, 1915

M.C. Alexander:

"The peace conference has assembled. It will make the most momentous decisions in history, and upon these decisions will rest the stability of the new world order and the future peace of the world." -- M. C. Alexander, Executive Secretary of the American Association for International Conciliation, in a subscription letter for the periodical International Conciliation (1919)

                               Dr. Augustus O. Thomas:

"If there are those who think we are to jump immediately into a new world order, actuated by complete understanding and brotherly love, they are doomed to disappointment. If we are ever to approach that time, it will be after patient and persistent effort of long duration. The present international situation of mistrust and fear can only be corrected by a formula of equal status, continuously applied, to every phase of international contacts, until the cobwebs of the old order are brushed out of the minds of the people of all lands."
Dr. Augustus O. Thomas, president of the World Federation of Education Associations (August 1927), quoted in the book "International Understanding: Agencies Educating for a New World" (1931)

H. G. Wells:

"... when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system.
Countless people ... will hate the new world order ... and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people."
 H. G. Wells, in his book entitled "The New World Order" (1939)


Adolf Hitler:

"National Socialism will use its own revolution for establishing a new world order."
Adolf Hitler during World War II


New York Times:

"In the first public declaration on the Jewish question since the outbreak of the war, Arthur Greenwood, member without portfolio in the British War Cabinet, assured the Jews of the United States that when victory was achieved an effort would be made to found a new world order based on the ideals of 'justice and peace.'"
-- excerpt from article entitled "New World Order Pledged to Jews," in the New York Times

(October 1940)


Zionist, Albert Einstein:

... "IN ORDER to achieve the final aim - which is one world, and not two hostile worlds - such a partial world Government must never act as an alliance against the rest of the world. The only real step toward world government is world Government itself."
Open Letter to the General Assembly of the United Nations, 1947


James Paul Warburg:

"We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent."
Statement made before the United States Senate on Feb. 7, 1950 by James Paul Warburg ("Angel" to and active in the United World Federalists), son of Paul Moritz Warburg, nephew of Felix Warburg and of Jacob Schiff, both of Kuhn, Loeb & Co. which poured millions into the Russian Revolution through James' brother Max, banker to the German government - See the Siss?on Report

Bertrand Russell:

1953 - The Impact of Science on Society by Fabian Socialist Bertrand Russell is published in which he declares:  " I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology....Various results will soon be arrived at:  that the influence of home is obstructive .... although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class.  The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated.  When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen....Educational propaganda, with government help, could achieve this result in a generation.  There are, however, two powerful forces opposed to such a policy: one is religion; the other is nationalism....A scientific world society cannot be stable unless there is a world government.


Chester Ward:

"The main purpose of the Council on Foreign Relations is promoting the disarmament of US. sovereignty and national independence and submergence into an all powerful, one world government".
Chester Ward, Rear Admiral and former Navy Judge Advocate 1956 - 1960 and CFR member for 15 years

                                Gov. Nelson Rockefeller:

"The United Nations, he told an audience at Harvard University, 'has not been able--nor can it be able--to shape a new world order which events so compellingly demand.' ... The new world order that will answer economic, military, and political problems, he said, 'urgently requires, I believe, that the United States take the leadership among all free peoples to make the underlying concepts and aspirations of national sovereignty truly meaningful through the federal approach.'"
Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York, in
an article entitled "Rockefeller Bids Free Lands Unite: Calls at Harvard for Drive to Build New World Order" -- New York Times (February 1962)


Pope Paul VI:

1967 - March 26:  Pope Paul VI writes Populorum Progressio and states:  "Who can fail to see the need and importance of thus gradually coming to the establishment of a world authority capable of taking effective action on the juridical and political planes?    Delegates to international organizations, public officials, gentlemen of the press, teachers and educators--all of you must realize that you have your part to play in the construction of a new world order.

 

Robert F. Kennedy:

"All of us will ultimately be judged on the effort we have contributed to building a NEW WORLD ORDER."
Robert Kennedy, former U.S. Attorney-General, 1967.


Richard Nixon:

"The developing coherence of Asian regional thinking is reflected in a disposition to consider problems and loyalties in regional terms, and to evolve regional approaches to development needs and to the evolution of a new world order."
Richard Nixon, in Foreign Affairs (October 1967)


Zbigniew Brzezinski:

"...This regionalization is in keeping with the Tri-Lateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading toward the goal of "one world government'....National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept..."
Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter.

                                           David Rockefeller:

"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."
David Rockefeller

Richard N. Gardner

"If instant world government, Charter review, and a greatly strengthened International Court do not provide the answers, what hope for progress is there? The answer will not satisfy those who seek simple solutions to complex problems, but it comes down essentially to this: The hope for the foreseeable lies, not in building up a few ambitious central institutions of universal membership and general jurisdiction as was envisaged at the end of the last war, but rather in the much more decentralized, disorderly and pragmatic process of inventing or adapting institutions of limited jurisdiction and selected membership to deal with specific problems on a case-by-case basis ... In short, the 'house of world order' will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down. It will look like a great 'booming, buzzing confusion,' to use William James' famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault."
Richard N. Gardner, in Foreign Affairs (April 1974)

                                       Henry Kissinger:

"My country's history, Mr. President, tells us that it is possible to fashion unity while cherishing diversity, that common action is possible despite the variety of races, interests, and beliefs we see here in this chamber. Progress and peace and justice are attainable. So we say to all peoples and governments: Let us fashion together a new world order."
(Henry Kissinger, in address before the General Assembly of the
United Nations, October 1975)

Fidel Castro:

1979 - Fidel Castro, Associated Press Oct 12 1979 at the United Nations.   "Fidel Castro finger waving in the air and angry fist thumping the lectern, demanded a "new world order" and dressed down the United States today for "aggressive" and "exploitative" policies around the world."

Mikhail Gorbachev:

"Further global progress is now possible only through a quest for universal consensus in the movement towards a new world order."
Mikhail Gorbachev, in an address at the United Nations (December 1988)

Richard Gephardt:

"We can see beyond the present shadows of war in the Middle East to a new world order where the
strong work together to deter and stop aggression. This was precisely Franklin Roosevelt's and Winston Churchill's vision for peace for the post-war period."
 Richard Gephardt, in the Wall Street Journal (September 1990)

George Bush:

"If we do not follow the dictates of our inner moral compass and stand up for human life, then his
lawlessness will threaten the peace and democracy of the emerging new world order we now see, this long dreamed-of vision we've all worked toward for so long."
President George Bush (January 1991)

"Now, we can see a new world coming into view. A world in which there is the very real prospect of a new world order. In the words of Winston Churchill, a "world order" in which "the principles of justice and fair play ... protect the weak against the strong ..." A world where the United Nations, freed from cold war stalemate, is poised to fulfill the historic vision of its founders. A world in which freedom and respect for human rights find a home among all nations."
March 6, 1991

Henry Kissinger:

"Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order [referring to the 1991 LA Riot]. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond [i.e., an "extraterrestrial" invasion], whether real or *promulgated* that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this *scenario*, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government."
Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

Bill Clinton:

1993 - June 22.  In case there is any doubt about whether President Clinton(CFR) supports world government, on this date he signs a letter to the World Federalist Association congratulating Strobe Talbott(CFR) on receiving (june 24) the WFA's first "Norman Cousins Global Governance Award."  The WFA is a leading force for world federal government.  Clinton's letter states:  "Norman Cousins worked for world peace and world government...Strobe Talbott's lifetime achievements as a voice for global harmony have earned him this recognition....He will be a worthy recipient of the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award.  Best wishes....for future success."

Gen. Colin Powell:

1993 - September 9:  Concerning whether U.S. troops should remain in Somalia as part of a U.N. operation, General Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says that a pullout would be "devastating to our hopes for the new world order and our ability to participate in multinational organizations to deal with problems like this."

David Rockefeller:

"But this present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for long. Already there are powerful forces at work that threaten to destroy all of our hopes and efforts to erect an enduring structure of global interdependence."
David Rockefeller, speaking at the Business Council for the United Nations, September 14, 1994.


Nelson Mandela:

The "new world order that is in the making must focus on the creation of a world of democracy, peace and prosperity for all."
Nelson Mandela, in the Philadelphia Inquirer (October 1994)

Henry Kissinger:

"NAFTA is a major stepping stone to the New World Order."
Henry Kissinger when campaigning for the passage of NAFTA.

"[The New World Order] cannot happen without U.S. participation, as we are the most significant single component. Yes, there will be a New World Order, and it will force the United States to change its perceptions."
World Affairs Council Press Conference, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel , April 19th 1994

Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

"We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money."
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in Foreign Affairs (July/August 1995)

George Soros:

1995 - Jan 27:  Billionaire financier George Soros at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, says the world needs a "new world order," and he further warns: "I am here to alert you that we are entering a period of world disorder."


Walter Cronkite:

1996 - A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite is published, in which he proclaims:  " if we are to avoid catastrophe, a system of world order--preferably a system of world government --is mandatory.  The proud nations someday will ....yield up their precious sovereignty."

Gary Hart:

2001 - "There is a chance for the President of the United States to use this (9-11) disaster to carry out ... a new world order."  (Gary Hart, at a televised meting organized by the CFR in Washington, D.C. Sept 14.)

 

In order for these goals to be met the concept of a Nation/State stands in the way, is an obstacle and, somehow, must be removed …. perhaps by creating the chaos we already observe.

A One World Government, a New World Order – to my mind would be a disaster for humanity. If our leaders cannot be trusted now then why should that alter under a new regime?

 

 

 

 

look here, look there - it's continuous

 

Apart from using Google Earth in a very interesting manner and, by using the timeline slider tool and perspective, showing that there’s more to Antarctica than meets the eye or makes the news, ‘Florida Maquis’ has, for months, been showing a build up of forces around Venezuela.

Ah … yet another ‘regime change’ being promoted by the U.S.A. who have managed, by the use of sanctions, to help beggar that country which happens to have huge oil reserves. Has it been mismanaged – almost certainly so but the leader there was elected and the U.S.A. and its allies have no right to interfere and promote ‘their man’ into office. They do it anyway with a complete disregard for ‘democracy or freedom.’

James Corbett has a good video on the subject which I place below.

As an aside and regarding Google Earth and Antarctica, the detail there and available now is less than many years ago. I recently heard one of Linda Moulton Howe’s interviews in which the Beardmore Glacier was referenced and, being curious, I looked it up and used the time slider tool to try and get some detail. Go under 200 kms height and it’s pixilated. I went lower, used the time slider tool and a message popped up which told me that Google thought that this was either unusual or unauthorised use – I forget which – and to please prove that I’m not a robot. Well – of course I am a robot – have been for years - and even though I played their game I got no further.

Useful though it can be, I don’t like google and use it as little as possible. You could try to access 75 0 46.98 S  0 4 52.71 E and see what you find. It’s unrelated to Beardmore Glacier and if you get nowhere I’ve three grainy photos uploaded on this site which are curious to say the least.

Ian Crane speaks uncommon sense regarding the European Union and the dog’s breakfast of Brexit and I place a video of his below.

What these seemingly disparate subjects have in common is a lack of transparency and an agenda most would not approve of. Poor grammar I know but it’s ‘English as it’s spoken.’

 

 

 

Brexit anyone?

 

 

war propaganda

 

 

more news on smart meters

 

Why the Australian government will not advise the public on wireless technologies’ risks to health – at least for now

In stark contrast to a recent Italian court ruling where three Italian government ministries have acknowledged that there is a need to raise public awareness on how to use mobile phones safely (see [Italian court orders public safety campaign] and Lennart Hardell’s blog) it is highly unlikely such concern for public safety will be issued from the Australian government, considering the pro-technology bias of the agencies and individuals who currently advise government ministers on telecommunications issues.

Captured Agencies

Whenever public concerns are raised with Australian government and opposition members over telecommunications issues (mobile phones, smart meters, 5G), the standard response is to unquestionably follow the advice of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR). Both agencies steadfastly follow the Procrustean dictates of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) which do not allow for any deviation from ICNIRP’s dogma.

A Procrustean Approach

The following is the standard response from the current federal government to any members of parliament who dare raise questions on the safety of telecommunications technology.

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) provides expert advice on radiation protection and nuclear safety matters to the Coalition Government. In order to provide the best advice on the protection of the Australian public from the effects of radiation, ARPANSA undertakes its own research and reviews the relevant scientific research. . . The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s regulatory arrangements require wireless devices to comply with the exposure limits in ARPANSA’s Radiation Protection Standard for Maximum Exposure Levels to Radiofrequency Fields – 3 kHz to 300 GHz (the ARPANSA RF standard). The ARPANSA RF Standard is designed to protect people of all ages and health status against all known adverse health effects from exposure to RF EME. The ARPANSA RF Standard is based on scientific research that shows the levels at which harmful effects occur and it sets limits, based on international guidelines [ICNIRP], well below these harmful levels.

So, whenever a politician from any party is contacted by members of their electorate with concerns over “RF EME” [radiofrequency electromagnetic energy] that politician will understandably ask for expert opinion from the government’s own expert agencies: ARPANSA and/or ACEBR. These agencies will in response send a variation of the above, and perhaps even the heavily criticized analysis led by Ken Karipidis from ARPANSA and Rodney Croft from ACEBR. The ARPANSA/ACEBR paper claims that there is no link between the use of mobile phones and brain cancer. Karipidis even claimed that “People say mobile phones can cause cancer but our study showed this was not the case”. It has been pointed out, however, that this claim was apparently made only by excluding inconvenient data from their analysis. For example, Joel Moskowitz of the University of California, Berkeley called it a “biased study” and Australian neurosurgeon Vini Khurana called the use of selected data “quite bizarre and unnecessary” [SSMA emphasis]. Read the Microwave News analysis here.

With the coming rollout of 5G soon to hit Australia, it is inevitable that there will be ever increasing public concerns expressed to local and state and federal politicians as a consequence of the many thousands of small antennas which will be placed in close proximity to homes and in workplaces. The 5G Appeal certainly gives credence to these concerns. Also see the report by the European investigative team, “Investigate Europe”: “The 5G Mass Experiment: Big Promises, Unknown Risks“, and the recent (Jan 7, 2019) ABC News item: “Huawei-made ‘small cell’ boxes hit suburban Sydney, as residents raise health concerns” and the commentary from Dariusz Leszczynski here.

So, how will Australian politicians respond to the public’s concerns?  

ACEBR to the 5G rescue

Apparently writing in response to the above Jan 7 ABC article on Sydney residents’ concerns over small cells which will be part of the coming 5G networks, ACEBR’s Adam Verrender, essentially comes to the aid of the industry. In an ABC interview on January 9, 2019, Verrender claims that for mobile phone use (and other wireless devices) “Decades of scientific research has found no evidence of any adverse health effects” and that “even studies looking at long-term damage, such as brain cancer, have not found evidence of increased harm.” He then claims that the health hazard debate rages on “fuelled by misinformation, scepticism and a complex psychological phenomenon known as the nocebo effect, it’s little wonder this contentious issue persists, particularly given wireless technologies are so pervasive.”

In relation to electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), Verrender claims:

“Despite the countless stories suggesting a link between symptoms and exposure to electromagnetic fields in the media in recent years, the evidence from extensive scientific investigation paints a very different picture. While it has been estimated that up to 10 per cent of the population may suffer from the condition, no relationship between symptoms and exposure to electromagnetic fields has been uncovered.”

He goes on to explain that ACEBR research supports the view “that a complex psychological phenomenon, the nocebo effect, could explain the condition” and that media “misinformation and alarmist coverage understandably fuel community concerns, leading some people to believe that they are sensitive”.

Verrender mentions in the article that this conclusion is backed up by the findings of a provocation study designed by ACEBR. To quote:

At the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research, we designed a study to address these criticisms. Interestingly, our results not only aligned with previous studies, but also supported the view that a complex psychological phenomenon, the nocebo effect, could explain the condition. 

What Verrender fails to mention, however, is that this study, which the authors call “A novel approach”, while having seven investigators, only had three participants!

To say the least, it is a bit novel in science to attempt to use the findings of a provocation study, based on so few participants, and then make such sensational claims. Researcher Dariusz Leszczynski has criticised the limitations of such studies, perhaps Verrender and colleagues have not yet read Leszczynski’s critique, which is here.  And my comments on Leszczynski’s blog here.

Perhaps Mr. Verrender’s research focus is somewhat understandable considering this is the firm viewpoint of his PhD supervisor Dr. Rodney Croft at ACEBR and his study focus is on “neurobiological and psychological determinants of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity”. In other words, his research has a preordained bias in trying to establish as a scientific fact that any supposed health effects from wireless devices, from mobile phones, smart meters to 5G and beyond are solely a consequence of needless worry from a worried public led astray by alarmist media hype.

From the various fact sheets being produced by ARPANSA and ACEBR which increasingly reflect this bias, it is a brave politician who dares question the government’s own expert’s opinions, even if those opinions are somewhat disingenuous.

Abridged from EMFacts blog commentary by Don Maisch PhD
20 January 2019

To access Dr Maisch’s full commentary, including references, go here.

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Invasion Day and cause to celebrate

 

Up here, a mile above the Sydney basin, dawn arrives and another day of heat already embraces the air. I take my morning walk, only about forty minutes or so and which I do because it’s become essential to my health. Decades of smoking ‘roll your owns’ take their toll regardless of my ‘Salutes to the sun’ which help a great deal in terms of flexibility but can do little regarding a smoking addiction.

Unlike the coastal areas where many are out and about at dawn, here I see very few people. Some return a ‘Good morning’, others look wary. I’ve fed the birds – the magpies with their beautiful throaty song, beaks upraised to the sky, enjoy a bowl of oats mixed with water while the King Parrots and Eastern Rosellas love a handful of seed. Currawongs fix me with their yellow eyes and aren’t in a rush for food whereas the pigeons will demolish what’s given in a feeding frenzy. As for the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos – they are the vandals, the ‘bovver boys’ of the bird world. They push and shove and will happily eat a door jamb just to sharpen their beaks. I use a water pistol to discourage them but it’s of limited value. In and around these visitors come the Satin Bower birds, very shy and flighty and they go for the oats. An Asian and a Pacific Koel, recent visitors from Papua New Guinea, make their presence known, an exotic addition to an already exotic and colourful group. The behaviour of birds – the behaviour of people.

Yesterday was Australia Day, a public holiday, yet not everyone sees it as a day of celebration. “It’s Invasion Day” says my grandson and he’s quite right. It’s a matter of perspective.

There is a general agreement amongst most Australians that there should be a day in which we can all celebrate being Australian but our history is steeped in blood and the day in which Captain Cook arrived in Botany Bay is actually just the day he arrived – it doesn’t follow that it’s Australia Day, not when even my seven year old grandson can see that for the Aboriginal population it was the start of a bloody invasion. “You can’t change history” states our latest Prime Minister as if that statement somehow settles the issue. He’s the latest in a stream of well meaning but blinkered leaders with one eye on the public sentiment and the other on the next election.

Perspective … Google Earth has been a useful tool for me. A group of us spent time over the last few years planting various native shrubs along an area of our local park which has been overgrown with honeysuckle and other noxious weeds. Yes – Honeysuckle is quite lovely but, like Privet, Ivy, Blackberry, Holly and other introduced species, it takes off and strangles local plants. It’s the vegetation version of ‘Invasion Day’ – only kidding but there are parallels.

Google Earth has a time slider tool which allowed me to go back and forth in time and save some images which then illustrate the changes we’ve made. Very useful.

There are others who’ve made great use of Google Earth to explore places like Antarctica. ‘Florida Maquis’ makes great use of the time slider tool when exposing much of Antarctica which would otherwise remain hidden. He also discovered that just looking from above doesn’t reveal what can be seen from an oblique angle. If it were just snow and mountains that Google Earth shows then it would be of little interest to me but Antarctica has been much in the news – at least via the internet – in the last few years with a steady stream of politicians, church leaders, astronauts and even royalty visiting and penguins seem a poor reason for such travel.

UFO’s and alien life have always been of interest to me and witnessing one at close quarters was just ‘the icing on the cake’ – it’s not something you forget. The idea and the evidence which show that civilisations existed here on Earth previous to that which our generally accepted education teaches goes ‘hand in hand’ with that interest in the UFO world. I don’t see either subject as cause for mirth or automatic rejection regardless of the tittering of our news outlets when the subject arises.

Of course alien technology would be a subject which any government would go to great lengths to conceal and when it comes to why aliens don’t just land on the White House lawn – many reasons not least among them that we’re just not that interesting.

 

too hot here, too cold elsewhere

 

Too hot, heat wave after heatwave and record snowfalls elsewhere in the world. It’s disconcerting that so many politicians dismiss climate change with the narrow and blinkered observation, airily expressed, that we’ve always had climate change as if that observation somehow settled the matter.

There’s very little in the scientific world which is settled and there are many who’ve declared that there’s nothing left to discover, or words to that effect, only to find that they were wrong.

The Thunderbolts Project has been making the case, with a great deal of academic inertia standing in the way, that the Universe is electric, that there is connection between the activity of our sun and with weather on this planet. I don’t pretend to understand everything said but it’s not difficult to see parallels between plasma activity as witnessed in a laboratory and the landscape scarring evident on Mars and elsewhere.

Short video below.

 

 

thunderbolt project

 

 

Strange the way.

 

Strange the way the mind works. Also strange the way in which life unfolds. Some have a clear idea of what they want to do by virtue of early talents being evident while some, like me, have no obvious direction or talent and, to some extent, find themselves led by circumstance or perhaps fate into areas and occupations not normally followed.

Musing on the fact that Christ’s very existence is disputed by some and I find myself wondering why the same couldn’t be said about Genghis Khan but who questions his existence. Strange – it’s not as if I ever think about Genghis Khan and I wasn’t looking for information about him but one of the sources that I occasionally enjoy via youtube is the newearth channel  and, a bit fed up with the expected Brexit complications and the coming attempt to reverse that decision to leave, I had a look at newearth’s recent work and found ‘Genghis Khan from the Fairyland’ - posted yesterday which, in itself, strikes me as a ‘bit amazing’ or coincidental.  A different view of Genghis Khan than is usually presented.

It’s not about historical fact – there are many historical facts which remain unmentioned by those who write the history. James Corbett has done an excellent series on World War 1 which lays bare the machinations leading up to the war and which served many purposes including providing a framework for a potential new world order that so many politicians now mention as though this would be ‘a jolly good thing’ for humanity.

I don’t subscribe to the idea that ‘history is bunk’ but neither did Henry Ford – his quote refers to the history of politicians and military heroes – however the further back in time that one looks the more vague the territory.

The Bradshaw Paintings are a case in point. Aboriginal rock art dating back at least 15,000 years and which are quite different to other Aboriginal rock art. That difference and the fact that the local Aboriginal people of the Kimberly area have no idea who produced these works has led to a minimising of that aspect of history and that is due to a possibility that the Aboriginal people were, perhaps, not the only people who inhabited this land in the distant past. As the dating of Aboriginal occupation gets pushed back to perhaps 40 to 60,000 years it hardly matters – to my mind anyway but it does illustrate how ‘certain sensibilities’ play their part in exactly what gets written in or omitted where history is concerned.

Before the excellent British series ‘The House of Cards,’ which was followed by an American version, revealed the devious nature of politics there was the delightful BBC series of ‘Yes Minister’ and ‘Yes Prime Minister’ which detailed much the same but in a humorous manner. Within one of their episodes was presented a case for and against the European Union and it was quite sobering to hear again, the other day, versions of ‘calamity approaches’ and ‘the sky will fall in’ when leaving the European Union was presented as an option.

Why ‘the sky should fall in’ is not established. Difficulties and complications are mentioned but so what – deal with it as the British people voted for in their referendum. It’s not impossible but there will be forces marshalled to create uncertainty. Those in favour of remaining will suggest – and more – that those who voted to leave didn’t really know what the implications were. I’d suggest that those happy to remain have little idea of the scope of a future European Union in which a European Union army is already a goal. Who voted for such an army?

I’m not a globalist, I don’t see a new world order as a ‘good thing.’ I don’t accept that countries should be ruled by ‘banks too big to fail’ but I’ll keep educating myself – it’s not so long ago that I accepted Darwin’s theories without question.

 

 

I don't know what it is that I don't know.

 

I don’t know of a country where there isn’t strife, a breakdown of law and order, unending conflict. Whether ‘it was always so’ – I don’t know but peace does appear to be a fragile aspect of the human condition.

‘Appearances are deceptive.’ This I know, whether it be in the political arena or the personal. Why it is so in the political arena is invariably because of agendas which aren’t made clear, because politicians are so often compromised and because the goals being sought are not in the public interest. Who’s to decide that public interest - lobbyists?

‘Too many people in the world’ say many and immediately start thinking in terms of eugenics, of ways in which to reduce those populations without ever having the courage of their convictions and killing themselves. Much the same with those despicable bastards so keen to send others to war. Ah – if only warmongers had to place themselves in the front line.

"There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know."

That was Donald Rumsfeld’s ‘clever’ deflection of the need for a straight answer in respect to a question at a news briefing about Iraq and those fabled ‘weapons of mass destruction.’

I’d thought that he’d used that quote in respect to the $2.3 trillion ‘lost’ by the Pentagon and which he’d mentioned at a news briefing on the day before 9/11 – of course, the missing trillions were never again mentioned.

A known known – at the time – was that there were no ‘weapons of mass destruction’ and that a pretext for war was needed and found. The consequences are still being felt.

The war in Iraq was based on a lie and the continuing meddling in the affairs of other nations knows no bounds so whose purpose is being served if not the ultimate goal of a new world order.

There is so much to which I could say ‘I don’t know’ but there are the events such as 9/11 in which the research can be done to show that it wasn’t some bearded terrorists but was, to some great extent, an inside job. George Bush was too unreliable and inconsequential to be privy to the machinations leading up to that event but Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld were ‘players.’

I could list the remarkable coincidences which occurred on that day but one is sufficient to give pause for thought – apart from the fact that three buildings, not two, fell at close to free fall speed and, conveniently for rebuilding purposes, fell into their own footprint. Some bearded terrorists just happened to pick that day – of all days – in which to hijack planes when the whole of the American air forces were engaged in training exercises and were unable to respond. You can’t make this stuff up and expect people to believe it but they did believe and they still do and most Americans are still unaware that Building 7  - a forty seven story building not hit by a plane – collapsed. Why are they unaware and why have the media not seen fit to investigate? I could say ‘I don’t know’ but, truth be told, there’s very little media not controlled by those who control the narrative.

Socialism, Liberalism, Communism, Capitalism – there’s a schism in the ‘isms.’ I’m fortunate enough to have lived my early life in the U.K. and my later life in Australia. I say fortunate because both societies have a National Health system and an education system which is ‘free’ - to some extent. The point is not to quibble about how good either of the institutions actually are but to recognise that both societies see the importance of both health and education as paramount to a functioning and decent society and thus some of our taxes are used for those purposes. Some would say that it’s ‘socialism’ – I don’t give a stuff what people’s knee jerk reactions are and what they call it, it’s important to have those institutions available to all.

Communism doesn’t work and Capitalism has ceased to have much meaning since multi-national corporations received the same rights under the law as people - greater rights inasmuch as our rights cease when we die but corporations aren’t subject to mortality.

I don’t know what I don’t know but I do know that I won’t give my energy or intelligence to a new world order or to a globalist agenda.

All those ‘isms’ end up becoming Totalitarianism.

 

 

what a remarkable tale - enough threads to weave a cloak

 

 

no doubt the same within any religious institution

 

“The American Dream – you have to be asleep to believe it.”

I think that George Carlin’s quote is applicable worldwide … and the Dream so easily becomes a Nightmare whether it be by falling into the clutches of the money lenders, by suffering abuse within family or religious centres, experiencing slavery … and the list goes on.

I can’t perpetually focus on the evil that simmers below the surface and sometimes erupts into public view – we’ve recently had Royal Commissions into sexual abuse within both State and religious entities and a Commission investigating criminality within the financial institutions. Aged Care is also soon to be investigated. I recently watched a DVD called ‘Spotlight’ which is about the way in which the Roman Catholic Church has dealt, or rather not dealt, with child abuse. The dark underbelly of life is not a pleasant area in which to dwell.

As some sort of antidote for my spirit I really enjoy the ‘far out and cosmic’ aspects of life and history. ‘Phenomenal Travel Videos’ is remarkably researched, ‘Greg Jay’s’ channel on youtube, ‘Mystery History’, ‘secureteam10’, ‘The Thunderbolts Project’ – there are many channels which entertain, educate and are enlightening.

But this is a preamble to a Jake Morphonius video which I place below. Although the subject matter is abuse and church related, it is presented by a man who comes across in such a ‘good’ way that it’s really worth the time.

 

 

 

dark underbelly

 

 

Central Banking - a crime story

 

Ezra Pound had four or more protégés - Ernest Hemingway, William Butler Yeats and T.S. Eliot - all of whom went on to great acclaim while the fourth, Eustace Mullins, was given the task of investigating the origins of the Federal Reserve – the Central Bank of the U.S.A.

From Wikipedia – not the most trustworthy of sources - I find this:

“Eustace Clarence Mullins Jr. was an antisemitic American writer, propagandist, Holocaust denier, and disciple of the poet Ezra Pound. His best-known book is The Secrets of The Federal Reserve, in which he alleged that several high-profile bankers had conspired to write the Federal Reserve Act for their own nefarious purposes, and then induced Congress to enact it into law.”

It not a question of alleging – it’s fact.

As to the other slurs on his character, perhaps he’s guilty as charged, perhaps not. It’s undeniable that to criticise Israel is to be smeared as anti-semitic which, of course, deflects the criticism and attacks the person. It’s a woeful trick and constantly used.

There is a problem with Judaism just as there is with most religions. Factionalism runs rampant and, with it, comes extremism and a falling away from the central core. The Talmud replaces the Old Testament within much of Judaism. The Ten Commandments are replaced, hedged about with exceptions. There is no Judeo/Christian commonality. How can there be when Christ is seen as a fraud.

Anyway, the holocaust happened and it’s the detail within it and the part played by Zionists which requires examination. Cambodia, Rwanda, Armenia – all have suffered holocaust. It’s not new.

The Federal Reserve and the system of privately owned Central Banks which hold the entire world in thrall deserves the investigation which Eustace Mullins and others have given to it. It’s no accident that the following quote "Give me control of a nation's money supply, and I care not who makes its laws," is so widely known.

Conspiracy? Equally appropriate to call it planning albeit of a quiet nature.

‘Love your enemy’ says Christ and what I make of that is simply to avoid hatred. All of us have limited vision and ‘feet of clay,’ neither of which limitations should prevent the speaking of truth to power.

If your religion accepts slavery as an acceptable, perhaps desirable, fact of life then it’s a perversion and has nothing to do with whatever God may be.

I place an enlightening video below. Eustace Mullins covers a lot of ground. Some of his information is now 'out of date' - the video was posted when Clinton was still in office. Quite why some of this text is highlighted is a mystery.

 

 

the Federal Reserve

 

 

Ah - left out 'central banking' but that'll keep

 

Velikovsky’s writings, the film ‘The Life of Brian’ and the reality rather than the official story surrounding 9/11 – all three suffer from similar reactions by various ‘powers that be’ of their time.

Velikovsky writes of a cataclysmic past and with painstaking attention to detail weaves together a momentous history of previous ages. His book ‘Worlds in Collision’ was on the best seller list but was so at odds with accepted academic belief that a small group of academics were able to exert influence on the publisher by threatening to remove the contract to produce many of the textbooks in use at the time and so the publisher bowed to pressure and ceased publication. It didn’t much matter as another publisher took over and the printing continued but the attempt at censorship was significant. Many thanks to the Velikovsky Encyclopedia for the following.

“In 1950, a book called Worlds in Collision, by Dr Immanuel Velikovsky, gave rise to a controversy in scientific and intellectual circles about scientific theories and the sociology of science. Dr Velikovsky’s historical and cosmological concepts, bolstered by his acknowledged scholarship, constituted a formidable assault on certain established theories of astronomy, geology and historical biology, and on the heroes of those sciences. Newton, himself, and Darwin were being challenged, and indeed the general orthodoxy of an ordered universe. The substance of Velikovsky’s ideas is briefly presented in the first chapter of this book.

“What must be called the scientific establishment rose in arms, not only against the new Velikovsky theories, but against the man himself. Efforts were made to block dissemination of Dr Velikovsky’s ideas, and even to punish supporters of his investigations. Universities, scientific societies, publishing houses, the popular press were approached and threatened; social pressures and professional sanctions were invoked to control public opinion. There can be little doubt that in a totalitarian society, not only would Dr Velikovsky’s reputation have been at stake, but also his right to pursue his inquiry, and perhaps his personal safety.”

One of the most luminous, funny and profound films of my existence was and continues to be ‘The Life of Brian.’ I state here that Christ IS the example from which I attempt to model, as best I’m able, my life. I hesitate to call myself a Christian, the label comes with so much baggage that I’d need to be specific about what I do and don’t accept as truth. My life experience indicates an intelligence I call universal – for want of a better word – and again, if I use the word God then … what do I mean by that? Much simpler to just reduce my approach to life to be ‘Do unto others ..’ and ‘love your neighbour’ and not give a stuff about heaven or hell. Even there, it’s quite simple for me … if I ‘do right’ because of fear of some hell or desire of a reward in some heaven then that approach seems to me to be no better than being a paid servant – I’d rather have a relationship. Apart from that brief summary, I live in Australia in a land peopled by Aborigines who’ve been here for tens of thousands of years and who have a real spiritual life which predates Christianity, Judaism and Islam by so much time as to make the latter relatively ‘new-comers.’

The Life of Brian suffered the same reactions from many in religious circles that Velikovsky suffered in the academic realm. In both cases the loudest criticism came from those who hadn’t read Velikovsky’s book nor – in the case of The Life of Brian, seen the film.

Which brings me to 9/11, a subject which I have researched and which suffers the same reaction from the great mass of the population who will not look at the evidence perhaps because of a blind faith in their particular ‘powers that be’, perhaps because they’re busy or stressed or … ‘it’s all too much.’ I don’t get judgemental about it nor do I see myself as being particularly clever. There was much about 9/11 that was immediately obvious to me but it was circumstance which gave me the opportunity to witness for hour after hour and from the other side of the world, in the middle of the night, the oddities and inconsistencies happening on that early morning day.

I’ve just watched ‘The secret life of Brian’ which is a documentary made in four parts although they consist of a single program. In a very Monty Python manner each part is followed by a minute or so of black screen, no sound, which is somewhat off-putting.

It’s well worth watching.

 

the secret life of brian

 

 

from 'shell shock' to 'post traumatic stress disorder'

 

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”

Whatever language you speak there would have been a similar saying to the one above that your parents, your mother or father, would use to illustrate and to give you the ability to develop a ‘thick skin’ when playground taunts about your race, creed or whatever happened to hurt your feelings.

It’s part of the process of growing up, of understanding that life isn’t fair and if your parents took that process one step further they may have added that just because life isn’t fair that’s no reason to treat others unfairly.

That commonsense saying is completely at odds with the travesty of tolerance pushed upon us by those whose agenda would have words such as ‘he’ and ‘she,’ ‘mother’ and ‘father’ replaced by some nonsensical word which doesn’t offend.

Gay and lesbian couples make up a small percentage of our society yet their agenda has dominated our mass media and trailing along merrily are the transgender, bisexual and indeterminate sections of society who demand not only a tolerance but would have society change completely to celebrate their difference. There’s a huge difference between tolerance and remaking society.

‘I was born this way’ is a slogan and perhaps some are ‘Born this way’ but nurture plays a part in our development as does nature. To pretend otherwise is utterly dishonest. It is not being tolerant to place the education of our children in the hands of those who would change our very language to push the idea that gender is ‘on a spectrum’ and that words such as ‘he’ and ‘she’ must be replaced for fear of hurting feelings.

People can’t be forced to like and embrace each other by legislation. Given enough resources and what is considered unacceptable by one generation can be changed into acceptable within less than a lifetime. We’ve witnessed this and it isn’t necessarily a good outcome.

And yet this is just one sliver, one fraction of the changes already in place and coming our way. There is nothing ‘brave’ about this ‘Brave New World’, this coming New World Order. Although portraying a different dystopian future but equally totalitarian in nature, the novel ‘1984’ which was published in 1949, portrays a world in which most of the world suffer perpetual war, omnipresent governmental surveillance and endless propaganda … sound familiar? From it we get the terms ‘doublethink’, ‘thoughtcrime’ and ‘Big Brother’ …. to which we can now add ‘fake news’ and ‘hate speech’ and the one which really sets the tone – ‘useless eaters.’

Hey – that’s you and I.

 These projected futures are dark but they’re not the only possible future. There are the unexpected events which change everything. Usually such events aren’t positive but why let that fact be a cause for dismay.

It’s worth remembering that those who would bring about a new world order need to create such division among us all that we, ourselves, call out for a new world order to end the chaos that those enmeshed in dark power have done their best to create.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” …. while that saying may help a child to shrug off insults it doesn’t hold true under all circumstance. Words are powerful and are used to sway nations.

We’ve been sweltering under a heatwave here in Australia. Too hot to do much outside after 8 a.m. and so I’ve watched a documentary called the Brussels Business which details the intense lobbying which creates the framework legislation behind much of what the European Union has now become. I followed that with a talk by YanIs Varoufakis who speaks with great clarity about various threads of the fabric of that same entity.

After that - ‘Humour is what I need’ thought I and jumped back into the absurdist and delightful world of Monty Python and followed that with George Carlin – just for the difference. A common concern now with all those comedians is ‘political correctness’ and how that hideous concept stifles expression and inevitably leads to self censorship. Have a laugh. We’ve moved from ‘shell shock’ to ‘post traumatic stress disorder’ and it’s exactly the same condition so why has the language changed?

I’ve placed some talks below. A new year beckons.

 

 

 

the Euro

 

 

the Brussels Business

 

 

so - what really happened

 

Regardless of who did what and the why of it, the world changed completely with the events of 9/11. Wars followed, societies were destroyed, waves of refugees fled from those societies and now threaten the stability of the countries in which they sought refuge.

It’s a subject which I have researched and Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth continue to be an invaluable source of information. They aren’t the only source – Pilots for 9/11 Truth offer their specific information as do others.

The purpose of this piece is not to induce anyone to examine this subject because of some new sensational evidence but to watch General Stubblebine speak for about five minutes – not too long for a subject which has had such profound effect upon us all - and perhaps to listen to a longer talk by a Flight Data Recorder expert.  

This is a subject which won’t go away.

 

'no plane hit the pentagon'

 

 

Flight recorder fraud revealed

 

 

electric universe connections

 

 

a climate change story

 

A Climate Change story? Where to start – perhaps at a local level which probably has more to do with the weather than climate change itself.

Twenty five years ago and an exquisite Port Wine Magnolia tree would flower here, a mile high in the Blue Mountains, within the first ten days of August and, regular as clockwork, the August winds would pick up pace by the second week of August and strip the tree bare of bloom by the end of that month.

Twenty five years later and the tree now blooms in mid September while the August winds are now more known as September winds. The beautiful Tibouchina with its purple flowers, by virtue of being semi tropical, should not grow in this part of the world but while it gets burnt by the frost it survives although it flowers much later during autumn than it would in more favourable conditions.

Things have changed. We’re constantly aware of drought, fire and flood - it’s part of the Australian landscape – and all of these events constitute real and present danger so, in that sense, nothing has changed but it’s in the extremes of those events that there is change. The problem lies in whether to attribute the causes of those changes to only man made activity or to look beyond, to the rise and fall in the activity of our sun, to space weather or to see a combination of many factor at work.

What isn’t in dispute is that Climate Change is real but I’d widen that ‘Climate’ to include the political, religious, technological and financial climates – worldwide - all of which threaten our existence by virtue of agendas at work. To ‘win the hearts and minds of the people’ isn’t an empty phrase but is one into which enormous resources are poured in order to sway public opinion towards one which those with the power to decide then design.

Climate Change was originally touted as Global Warming notwithstanding newspaper headlines up until the mid seventies talking about a looming ice age. It begs the question – if global warming due to man-made carbon emissions aren’t the threat that they’re made out to be then what possible reason is there for this threat to be of such worldwide and consistent news. Therein lies a story regarding The Club of Rome and reports such as The Limits to Growth. Computer modelling was used in that report as it is with Climate Change studies yet computer simulations are only as good as the information fed in provides.

I’m not an expert in anything. For much of my life I’ve taken a great deal at face value and with a naïve trust that those considered experts would also have integrity and a burning desire to find the truth of an issue and not be so swayed by personal considerations as to deliberately work towards an opposite agenda. It’s ‘cognitive dissonance’ at work within me – the holding of many contradictory views while the evidence points out that absurdity.

In the matter of Climate Change and its causes I’ve recently immersed myself in many talks, lectures and dissenting opinions and found that youtube is full of scientists, Nobel laureates and experts in various fields who do present evidence which contradicts the view that carbon emissions are the culprit and the cause of Climate Change. As with many contentious issues there is very little real debate but rather people presenting their position.

Much can be illustrated with graphs and statistics. There are ‘Lies, damn lies and statistics’ – a phrase familiar to most and used to illustrate how statistics are often used to bolster weak arguments. The same holds true with graphs.

When it comes to renewable energy sources I’m in favour of technologies which free up the population from the control of electricity companies, which reduce pollution and which give some independence to the individual but even there the ‘devil’s in the detail’ and ‘smart meters’ which are generally part of these technologies are fraught with health hazards ignored by many in the headlong rush towards an ‘internet of things’ – something which has no real benefit to anyone that I can see except for the companies which are selling such ideas.

This is, of course, opinion but it’s based upon some research and it’s worth remembering that mobile phones without which our societies would be somewhat diminished in terms of convenience have never got a ‘tick of approval’ regarding the health implications of holding these devices to the ear. When they were introduced it was understood that these phones should not be given to children to use due to the thinness of their skulls yet that concept has been disregarded except by those who use hands free phones. In the rush for short term profit the idea of ‘buyer beware’ now replaces ‘duty of care.’ No-one accepts responsibility and this holds true in almost any direction one cares to look.

The whole story regarding anything isn’t easy to establish – that we breath in oxygen and breath out carbon dioxide while plants do the opposite simplifies a more complex process. My sense is that Climate Change is in much the same position.

What’s prompted this piece is an email from getup.org.au requesting our personal Climate Change stories with a view to influencing the decisions of our political leadership many of whom appear to hold a view that there’s ‘nothing to see here’ while smiling in a paternalistic manner and endorsing yet more coal mines.

 

there was, once upon a time, consensus

 

There’s something very biblical about the times in which we live. The divisions between us as individuals threaten to overwhelm our common humanity.  I have opinions as does everyone and I put thought and life experience, evidence where possible, into forming those opinions. I examine tradition and discard what is useless – genital mutilation is one such debased and cruel tradition, slavery is another – and I’m wary about discarding those traditions which have served humanity well enough for millennia such as marriage and the family both of which are quietly attacked by an attitude, now prevailing, a mental shrug of the shoulders which suggests that if it doesn’t work then walk away rather than at least attempt to make it work.

I doubt that George Orwell’s novel 1984 is required reading in China where a social credit score is now in effect. If a citizen doesn’t ‘toe the line’ and behave as expected then the score goes down with real consequence in terms of access to what society has to offer.

I respect China and its tradition but that tradition has, in the past, been underpinned by a spiritual awareness which appears to be as lacking there today as it is here in Australia and as it is in many parts of the world.

Without criticism, without the freedom of speech to voice dissenting opinions we’re all on a slippery slope to a totalitarian system as portrayed in the novel 1984.

‘Hate speech’ is what some hate to hear. Slogans never tell truth – how can they, they’re too short to have meaning. Even Christ’s injunction to ‘Love your neighbour’ and ‘Do unto others as you’d have done to yourself’ needs to be ‘teased out.’ Does ‘loving my neighbour’ mean that I agree with everything they say or do for fear of offending his or her feelings?

No offence meant to China regarding their social credit score - not when social engineering is taking place in Western societies on a massive scale and, yes, it’s all about control. Control of populations and, to that end, control of what we think, feel and express.

You’ll remember when ‘climate change’ was called ‘global warming’ and the one became the other when the figures used to indicate warming were played around with and this became public. No doubt the climate is changing and the wholesale destruction of forests, the pollution of our rivers and oceans and the unrelenting greed of corporations who aren’t held accountable to anyone in any meaningful way contribute to the change but carbon emissions don’t tell the whole story and the fact that there’s a general consensus in the scientific community isn’t of itself of much worth.

There was, once upon a time, consensus that the Earth was flat. Consensus is not what science is based upon. Galileo with his new fangled telescope found planets and horrified the religious and scientific community of the day to the point where he had to recant or die. The consensus was wrong and my point is that there is no ‘scientific community’ where one discipline is aware of what the next is doing, where all are in agreement. There are heretics everywhere and that’s a damn good thing.

We live in an electrical universe where there is a direct relationship between our sun and its behaviour to the planets and of our solar system to the wider galaxy through which we move and are therefore constantly subject to incoming waves of energy. There is as yet no consensus from the scientific community that electrical forces play any part at all within our solar system or within the wider universe – evidence notwithstanding. It stands to reason that our climate would be affected by such forces. It’s unfortunately true that for a scientific paradigm to change those that hold to the old beliefs have to die off rather than what one would hope to be the case – new evidence immediately changes old understandings.

Our financial system is rotten to the core as evidenced by the printing of money out of thin air yet, when it crashes, a cashless society will replace it with little disruption and with most failing to realise that a cashless society carries with it the same Orwellian features that the Chinese social credit score implies.

‘Doesn’t worry me – I don’t do anything wrong.’

In that dystopian Orwellian society anyone who raises objection to the ‘powers that be’ is, by definition, doing something wrong.

It brings me back to that biblical idea that there will come a time when no man is able to buy and sell but that they carry ‘the mark of the beast.’

Anyway, regardless of the trials and tribulations, the flowers bloom, the birds sing and squabble, the garden always needs weeding, I’ve got good neighbours and there’s light amidst the darkness.

 

 

and a timely Christmas gift

 

 

big pictures are composed of small details

 

It’s just before Christmas in 2018 and, although the sun still appears to shine here in Australia, the warning signs in terms of the ‘big picture’ are there and are stark notwithstanding the comforting mumbling of our politicians.

The problem with the ‘big picture’ is that there are so many ‘big pictures’ that it’s hard to know on what to focus. That this mental conflict is deliberately manufactured is another story and to pretend that there are no conspiracies is to deny that there is a reason that the word exists at all.

For years I’ve understood that the financial ‘big picture’ has as its framework the fraudulent practices of Central Banking – privately owned and owing no allegiance to any nation. Printing money out of thin air should need no great intelligence to understand that this is a nonsense and ultimately unsustainable. Nonetheless it exists as does the nonsense of ‘Banks too big to fail’ – too big to fail and therefore the taxpayer bails them out and thus those same banks have no reason to change practice.

I watch the Keiser Report for financial education and D.F.A. with Martin North for Australian financial sense. It’s not that I have any wealth to protect but rather that I’m part of this society, quiet though that part be, and what is of concern to the many is also of concern to me.

The big picture with technology, 5G, smart meters and their negative health impacts, none of which our governments address, the poison chalice and the ‘unforseen consequences’ which they will carry.

Back in my hippie days – hippy daze – I was happy to see myself as a citizen of the world. The phrase doesn’t mean anything. I don’t define myself by occupation or sexual preference, nor by position in society nor by religious or political persuasion. I’m a ‘human being’ first and foremost, subject to changing beliefs as information comes to hand. That history is written by the victor means that it’s, at best, a limited view.

As an aside but it is to the point in respect to history, there is a King Arthur, a real person, and you can, as I did, find reference to him in the Llandaff Charters. He was a king of Glamorgan in South Wales. The Charters detail gifts of land by various kings to various bishops. It’s revealing that the bishop around at the time of Arthur gets a mention in wikipedia as does Arthur’s father, grandfather and son but Arthur gets no mention at all. British early history is concocted, changed to suit purposes that have no regard for truth.

Got the washing on and it’s a beautiful day here in which my neighbour and I will go for a walk. That the sun shining will dry out the land and contribute to an already ominous bushfire season is just part of a bigger picture which I can’t allow to infect my general sense of well being. I’ll go quiet here for awhile, basically because I’ve nothing more to say that hasn’t already been said. Cheers and a happy Christmas.

 

 

nurture or nature

 

Nurture or nature? …. ‘I was born this way’ sings a passing pop star as if the issue were settled. If nature were the cause and nurture had no influence then why wouldn’t a psychotic, a paedophile or a sadist not croon the same song?

We had a referendum about ‘same sex marriage’ here in Australia just over a year ago. There was no real debate and those in favour cast those against as bigots.

The question itself was not framed as an equal rights issue. If it were framed in a way which allowed for inheritance and legal issues to be the same for both heterosexual and homosexual couples then I would have voted ‘yes’ but it wasn’t and, not content with winning the ‘same sex marriage’ battle, the agenda behind the issue continues to operate and now our education system via the funding for religiously based schools comes under attack. Why? … because gay, lesbian and transgender children may suffer discrimination.

It’s a woeful state of affairs where venom is used in parliamentary debates and ‘discrimination’ has lost its primary meaning and now indicates only a negative.

An issue which I don’t recall ever being raised is that being heterosexual is no easy matter. Easy enough - perhaps but probably not - if you’ve the body of a Greek God but I don’t and the chances are that neither do you. It’s the same for women who like men as it is for men who like women. It’s difficult and the gay/lesbian lobby cannot claim that suffering is their fate as if the same weren’t true for the rest of humanity.

Monty Python’s ‘The Life of Brian’, to my mind, was a profoundly serious and wonderfully funny ‘take’ on the human condition. In no way did it diminish or mock Christ but it did point out the absurdities inherent in the political, cultural and religious institutions of societies both then and now. It would not, sadly, be possible to make such a film today.

One of the characters – a man – wanted to be known as Loretta. After much serious debate during which Loretta explained that he wanted to have babies and was not dissuaded when told that he didn’t have a womb it was agreed that although he couldn’t have babies, through no fault of his own, he could have the ‘right’ to have babies.

Another character murmured that Loretta needed a reality check.

The two minute video below is a reality check.

 

 

transgender?

 

 

Now and then

 

The world today bears no resemblance to the world of my childhood. Perhaps every generation feels something similar but while change – paradoxically – is the only constant in life, the rate and enormity of those changes has no parallel in history notwithstanding the rise and fall of empires.

Christmas became Xmas when I was still a child. I remember feeling puzzled, it’s not as though Christmas is difficult to spell so why change it to Xmas if not to diminish and blur the reason for the festival. I was too young to apply intelligence to the issue but later in life I think it through and realise that Santa Claus, Father Christmas is better for business so there’s good commercial reason for the change but that doesn’t make it right any more than changing the name of the Jewish festival of Passover to Xover makes sense and, in that case, there would be uproar if it were suggested.

Christianity comes under attack not by direct persecution but by stealth.

I was happy to see gay and lesbian people have the same legal rights as heterosexual people but stopped short of voting yes for ‘same sex marriage’ and, for this, I’m labelled as a bigot, as out of step with the rest of society. The reasons given for voting ‘yes’ are familiar to most – equality, in terms of human rights, and the getting rid of discrimination. So now, in Tasmania, a birth certificate no longer needs to have the gender - boy or girl - mentioned at all. Why? How is this a positive move?

I do discriminate. I discriminate between right and wrong, between good and evil and the basis of this discrimination isn’t arbitrary. Recently, while waiting in line early one morning at the supermarket where only one cashier was on duty and the ‘self serve’ section was closed, the person in front of me glanced at the closed ‘self serve’ section and remarked that Coles were losing millions of dollars a year because many using that facility were not being honest. He saw that dishonesty as ‘natural justice’ and I understand that perspective but, for me, honesty matters and just because I can get away with dishonesty doesn’t make it right and, more to the point, diminishes me. I’m not ‘for sale.’ It’s not that theft under all circumstance is wrong – someone starving is in different circumstance to me.

The couple were younger than me and we had a brief chat in which they also remarked about the changes seen within society and that these changes aren’t making society any better.

‘We’re all on a spectrum both sexually and mentally.’ Really? The last twenty years of my working life were spent in the disability section of the health service. All our clients had multiple diagnoses including autism. These aspects of their lives didn’t make them less or more human than I – we all know when we’re being treated badly and we all know what we like and dislike. I didn’t put myself on a spectrum although my desire to do a job well could be seen as obsessive/compulsive and probably was by those with whom I worked and who had an approach to the job which dismayed me in its casual disregard for doing the job properly.

‘Anything goes’ is a slippery slope and one that our political leaders embrace and that approach cascades down through society.

Ah well – not all is grim, love refuses to die and most of us have choice and free will still operates for those not bound by slavery.

The Antarctic has seen much ‘to and fro’ by the ‘powers that be’ recently and I place a video below this post which illustrates much which I found of interest.

 

Antarctica

 

 

background on Ukraine

 

 

it's not about belief, it's about the truth of a matter.

 

The voices I listen to don’t have to be right in every detail, it’s their general world view and perception which attracts me in the first place. Dutchsinse and his earthquake predictions are a case in point. The proponents of the Electric Universe don’t – or so I believe – agree with Dutchsinse perhaps because he doesn’t appear to take either space weather or the Earth’s relationship with the sun into account when making his predictions. Nonetheless Dutchsinse is essentially correct in his premise that force travels around the plates leaving earthquakes in its wake …. or so I believe and based on his observations and this brings up whether or not beliefs are based on facts or are just wishful thinking.

The proponents of an Electric Universe aren’t mainstream and have plenty of detractors but if they’re correct then such concerns as global warming, now renamed climate change, need take into account our relationship with the sun and with the electrical forces  they ignore.

Comets are usually described as ‘dirty snowballs’ yet any and all photos show rocky bodies devoid of snow or ice. Their cometory tails are due to a difference in the electrical charge they carry relative to the charge of the sun. My understanding in this matter may not be entirely correct and, in the greater scheme of things, probably matters little but … ‘it’s nice to know’ and important to question everything.

So Dutchsinse, Thunderbolts.org and Suspicious Observers all have a respected place with me regardless of their differences. What they have in common is that they’re not well accepted as yet by mainstream academia but, then again, I’ve had a lifetime in which to observe how tenaciously those with positions to maintain will connive, lie, cheat and ignore in order to keep their ‘place in the sun.’

Meanwhile, back on Earth, the leader of Iran condemns Israel and I don’t have to wonder why, not when I’ve read the Balfour Declaration and seen how Israel has ignored every aspect of fair treatment to the Palestinians whose land they continue to steal. Israel is a Zionist entity and not in existence because of religious conviction.

Here is that Balfour Declaration and you’ll find a photo, here on the site, of a small map which shows how Israel has stolen and continues to steal Palestinian land. These are facts, they cannot be in dispute and aren’t subject to belief or otherwise.

Foreign Office
November 2nd, 1917

Dear Lord Rothschild,

I have much pleasure in conveying to you. on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet

His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.

I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

Yours,

Arthur James Balfour

 

As to why whatever political party is in power in the U.S.A. is surrounded by Zionists who shape foreign policy – that’s a question which few will mention for fear of being labelled.

 

to stay or to leave - we're all still here regardless.

 

Nationalism is not a dirty word. Love of country, of culture and of shared values are what hold people together. Nationalism doesn’t imply a hatred or even a dislike of other nations so why is this idea that nationalism is somehow ‘wrong’ being touted by the president of France – perhaps it has something to do with maintaining the European Union as a desirable entity.

The Common Market was a desirable goal and European nations including Britain happily joined. The European Union is a different creature – the mutant child of the Common Market - and it comes with so many strings attached that Britain decides to leave. Those ‘strings’ are become a net from which it’s difficult to extricate oneself and that situation is deliberately contrived.

Why would any nation give up the right to create its own laws and then cede them to some outside entity … it wouldn’t yet it’s happened. Divorce is difficult but that doesn’t mean that it’s therefore not worth pursuing, not when the marriage is a sham.

A Common Market is a scaled up version of any local market, something to which one is free to come and go as one sees fit and which is as it should be. The European Union doesn’t have the same benefits although a case can be made that it does.

When I was in North Wales I saw a rather wonderful reconstruction of some Bronze age dwellings – an enterprise which I was told was funded by the European Union. ‘Excellent’ thought I but those funds were sent by Britain to the European Union in the first place so why can’t Britain fund that enterprise without the need for an outside bureaucracy – a bloated, unelected entity which doles out funds as it sees fit.

Open borders are an idea without merit. Get a passport if travel is the aim. Business manages well enough without open borders and if the suggestion is that business will leave Britain … blackmail is an odious tool with which to threaten.

And then there is the idea now mooted that there’s a need for a European army. To guard against what? Russia? Who benefits by these ideas apart from the weapons industry?

Do any of us want more unending war? I don’t.

In my lifetime I’ve opened my house to a few people in need. In each case I’ve ended up having to ask them to leave. A situation which caused much conflict. I don’t see the aristocracy or the wealthy of Europe opening their houses to those in need. Quite the opposite so why should open borders, in that wider sense, be touted as desirable.

A dust storm clouds and colours the sky here today. Nothing I can do about it and it will pass. It used to be that there was nothing one could do about the weather but weather modification is real and the chemtrails which often cover the skies of many nations bear witness to this. It’s another topic but it is related even if it’s only by virtue of people not seeing what’s in front of their eyes.

Britain is not the only country having second thoughts about the European Union and, difficult though it is to leave, a Common Market – to my mind - remains a better concept to pursue.

 

 

 

darkness and light

 

James Corbett researches, presents and educates me in a way in which the history I vaguely learnt at school never did. I share one of his videos here because I can and it matters.

Meanwhile the banking system here in Australia continues to be scrutinised and to be found wanting in ethics – as one would expect.

If it weren’t for the fact that this system either enslaves us or allows us to become part of a debased financial dance I wouldn’t bother mentioning it. Not that long ago Woolworths – ‘the fresh food people’ - were taken to task for owning many of the ‘one armed bandits’ which litter our clubs and pubs. That mild howl of outrage was immediately stilled when a smooth talking operator mentioned the fact that our superannuation funds invest in Woolworths.

That fact doesn’t make it all o.k. and I mention it because it perfectly illustrates the way in which we are given little choice but to use the financial system we now have but which wasn’t always in existence.

The head of the Chinese nation makes the point that housing is for living in and not meant as an investment even though China has many ghost cities brought about because investment in real estate is as popular there as everywhere else.

Donald Trump wants to continue selling weapons to Saudi Arabia because if the Americans don’t, the Russians or the Chinese will – it’s the drug dealers pragmatic and lamentable approach to business.

Well – please cease talking about freedom, democracy and the other virtues which aren’t in evidence at home or abroad.

It’s not all gloom and doom. To talk of spiritual forces sounds hollow when darkness prevails but those forces are real and I’ll leave it at that.

 

world war 1 - facts revealed

 

 

Anyone for fish and chips?

 

‘Do you have a chip?’

No-one has as yet asked me that question but the question is being asked. A cashless society is perhaps convenient but is fraught with real danger the most obvious of which is the ability of those who control the system to cut off access to these electronic funds as they see fit.

This isn’t paranoia at work but reality. Nothing to fear because you’re a good citizen? By whose definition and why should that hold true as time moves on?

There are multiple agendas at work which coincide in both an ‘internet of things’ and a ‘new world order’ and I don’t see this as one conspiracy but rather as many groups working towards goals which don’t, at first appearance, seem to be connected.

Connected? If the constant checking of phones and social media were really connecting us then why are so many desperately lonely and feeling utterly disconnected?

I don’t have answers to the questions I pose – it’s just musing while acknowledging that only a blindly optimistic person could believe that ‘things are getting better’ when the evidence suggests otherwise.

‘Unintended consequence’ is a phrase which is nowadays often used yet the world is full of ‘think tanks’ whose purpose is to establish the consequence of actions. Are they inept?

And yet the world is full of both mystery and wonder much of which is suppressed or sidelined by an agenda so materialistic that keeping the population as dumbed down consumers overwhelms any other consideration.

We’ve had the exposing of downright evil in both Church and State and within the local banking system … it’s positive but limited. No-one in power questions the system which underpins the banking system we’re all forced to use and which gave us the nonsense of ‘Banks to big to fail’ and taxpayer bail outs. Why not question that fraud.

Meanwhile the daily struggle to put food on the table continues to erode the health, mental and physical, of whole societies. What table? War, as an ongoing business, has destroyed the buildings which housed the table.

It’s not difficult to see these times as written in prophecy and perhaps they are. Maintaining a sense of balance – that’s an imperative.

Not the most cheerful post to write and I’m not sure I feel any better for having written it.

Although the sky is grey here today, it gave us rain yesterday, the birds still sing, the flowers still bloom and it costs me little to nurture both.

Do I have a chip? Funny how the meaning of words changes over time. Fish and chips, a chip on the shoulder, a wood chip and now a microchip.

Cheers.

 

 

recognition of the child - fall of an empire

 

‘Cognitive dissonance’ … In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values.

Hmm … it used to be that politics and religion weren’t considered appropriate topics of conversation around the dinner table and, for many, that still holds true. I don’t hold that to be ‘true’ however, in the world in which we now live and to keep the peace within the family I desist from mentioning the inconsistencies surrounding 9/11 which indicate a deeply flawed official story just as I desist from mentioning the history of Central Banks and the fact that the Federal Reserve is neither Federal nor a Reserve. It prints money out of thin air and is a privately owned concern.

The video below sets out clearly the ‘how and why’ of empires failing and does it in an entertaining way. Understanding these matters doesn’t make me a better person but it helps to be educated, to be somewhat mentally prepared.

The song on the player, ‘Recognition of the child – fall of an empire’,  is my take on the personal aspects of this matter.

 

the fall of empire

 

 

Asia Bibi

 

Blasphemy – what does it mean? The very idea that something, a loving intelligence which permeates and supports the universe itself, the same ‘Something’ which gives to all, high and low, bright or dim, a soul which transcends time and space can be insulted strikes me as a concept which comes from a mind which actually has very little real faith in the reality of God – whatever one conceives God to be.

The danger of embracing and accepting the concept of blasphemy lies in the fact that anyone can be accused of blasphemy if they dare to question the dogma which clothes any religion. And, of course, it can be done with the lowest of motives.

A Christian woman has a drink of water on a hot day and her Moslem neighbours feel that they can’t drink out of the same cup and, thus, they’re insulted … and so is their religion. ‘Death to the Christian’ is the demand of the mob. Eight years of solitary confinement and although that death sentence is overturned the end result for Asia Bibi remains uncertain.

What a sad reflection on Islam - or rather on that sect and variety of Islam that holds sway on so many in Pakistan today.

There is nothing that I can see in the anger of the mob which is spiritual in nature. It may be religious but it isn’t spiritual. It is vicious, shows no mercy and therefore, to my mind and understanding, if there be such a thing as blasphemy, it is the concept of blasphemy itself.

When I see the extent of paedophilia and Satanism rampant in both Church and State, the level of corruption evident throughout society, that’s a ‘blasphemy’ and where is the outrage of the mob?

Easier to become the equivalent of a football hooligan and condemn someone to death for a drink of water.

The morning sun here in the garden lights up a tree whose name I don’t know. It flowers yellow scented before its leaves start to appear and is so bright that my soul, my spirit is in wonder and delight.

The Satin Bower birds, shy and quick to disappear, arrive at dawn and share with each other a bowl of porridge that I put out before my morning walk. Unlike the coast where dawn finds many people out taking their exercise, here I seldom meet anyone at that early time.

Strange, terrible and beautiful times in which to live.

 

all for a drink of water?

 

 

it really does matter

 

With the move to relocate the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, something that some say just recognises reality on the ground, and which is also an idea that our present Prime Minister here in Australia shamelessly attempted to use in a recent by-election within an area in which many Jews live, it’s a good time to acquaint myself with some facts which may also be of use to you.

The video below is very clear and worth the watching.

 

regarding Jerusalem

 

 

does it matter?

 

What I believe has limited effect upon the world around me. I understand that ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ and ‘Do unto others as you’d have done to yourself’ are the entwined foundations that point the way in which to live – the other way is ‘Every man for himself’ with all the horrors and evil implied.

You don’t have to be a Christian to understand this. You don’t need to have faith one way or the other but for those in power and for those who seek power what one believes can and does have profound effect on the world around them.

As part of my ongoing education it matters that I listen to many voices whether I agree or not with what those voices have to say.

Through all of my lifetime the Palestinians have suffered while Israel makes pretence at peace while stealing land and treating their neighbours as sub-human. Far from being a light to the world Israel brings deceit and darkness yet Israel doesn’t represent ‘The Jews’ any more than the Pope represents Christianity or those barbarous thugs of ISIS represents Islam.

Various U.S. Presidents mention a New World Order not with caution but as a desirable aim for the world. In order to achieve such an aim and because the populations of nations will not willingly give up their sovereignty it serves the purpose to make life so difficult and to create such division within society that a point is reached when a New World Order appears better than the sorry state the world finds itself in.

Our parliament here has a maximum three year term – barely enough time to settle in let alone achieve anything. Plans for new world orders are cross generational and thus time is almost irrelevant in the achievement of that aim.

One of the voices to whom I listen when it comes to current conditions in the world is Steven Ben Nun of the Israeli News Live youtube channel.

The idea that Israel belongs to the Jews is a religious idea and not a political idea. Zionism is a political and not a religious force and is perhaps a hundred years old. Zionism had no interest in waiting for ‘God’ to bring the Jews back to ‘The Holy Land’ and so we now have the Zionist State of Israel – an entity which many orthodox Jews oppose as being contrary to God’s will.

I place a video with Steven Ben Nun and Christopher Bollyn below this piece.

 

Israeli news live

 

 

the strangest thing

 

About a month ago I saw a small advertisement in our local paper. They were looking for actors to take part in a radio dramatisation of ‘The War of the Worlds’ – a play made famous in 1938 by Orson Welles in which the dramatisation was so well done that many believed it to be true. It caused a great deal of panic which was understandable as the aliens were hostile and it gets cited as a reason for UFO secrecy. As much to the point, many believed that they’d seen or heard something which corroborated the story being played out on the air.

It’s many years since I did any acting but I had taken part in two radio plays decades ago and enjoyed the experience so I rang up and got told that this wasn’t actually a dramatisation for radio but a stage presentation, reading from scripts in hand in a manner similar to the radio plays of that earlier time. I went along for the reading and got offered two small roles and later found the radio dramatisation via youtube and used it to get a feel for those roles. I then fell sick and bowed out of the play leaving enough time for those roles to be filled.

Synchronicity is something many of us experience. It’s something greater than co-incidence – that’s the way I understand it.

Because of the vast amount of fake news, false flags, outright lies and the way in which a great deal of what passes for news is slanted to present one narrative over another, I’ve been musing about how ‘The War of the Worlds’ has morphed into ‘The War of the Words.’

So where’s the synchronicity? I don’t think that ‘The War of the Worlds’ has entered my mind in decades – there’s no obvious reason for it to do so.

When I witnessed 9/11 from the other side of the world and watched for hours as three buildings came down - when only two were hit by planes - in close to free fall and into their own footprint my heart sank as I realised then that this was a huge operation impossible for some bearded terrorists who could barely fly a Cessna to achieve.

Why I came to that conclusion was corroborated over the following years as more and more unanswered questions remained unanswered within the official narrative.

I wrote a song and kept the lyrics simple – it was the physics of 9/11 or, rather, the breaking of the laws of physics which was my focal point. A filmmaker did the video as a ‘freebe’ and put it up on his youtube channel, ‘finncut’,  which was a bit frustrating for me as I didn’t get notifications about comments but that’s o.k. and it garnered a few thousands views.

There were and are many puzzling aspects to 9/11 but the one I hadn’t questioned deeply was the matter of the way in which those planes flew into the Twin Towers. Those towers were surrounded by steel columns and yet the planes not only went straight into the building as if the columns weren’t there but nothing fell off or broke away from the planes on impact.

It was a detail in an event in which there were hundreds of details which didn’t make sense.

I started watching a youtube video today by Collin Alexander. It’s called 06 - What Planes? It’s one of a series he’s done and he goes into great detail. I will follow up with the filmmaker who did my video to verify that what Collin says is factual but, as of now, I’ve no reason to doubt him.

What surprised me, apart from the content, was the way in which he references ‘The War of the Worlds.’

Synchronicity – it’s the strangest thing.

 

trust and the lack of it.

 

The previous article left here is clear regarding controlled demolition on 9/11 and I haven’t since been moved to write so … I haven’t.

It’s been ‘Mental Health Week’ here in Australia and there’s plenty of reason for the mental ill-health that so many, including me, feel and experience.

‘The world’s gone mad.’ says one elderly woman to another while waiting in a queue. I can’t help but agree. The causes are many but the lack of trust we have in regard to religious, political and financial institutions is paramount.

Royal Commissions into religious institutions reveal paedophilia and cover up. Our banks are revealed to be criminal in their greed. Whether anything really changes is another matter.

I’ve done my research into the origins of Central banks and know that the Federal Reserve is a privately owned bank regardless of the implications of its name indicating otherwise. Why individual nations have given over their right to the control of their own money to private concerns is a sordid tale and one which no Royal Commission will touch but it matters and when this system fails because printing money out of thin air can’t be forever disguised by calling it Quantitative Easing, a cashless system will arrive – something which India is moving towards with biometric detail on every citizen and something that China with its Social Credit System is close to.

A cashless society means that every transaction is tracked and if a citizen is deemed to be a threat to the State then that access to funds can simply be denied.

You don’t have to be a Christian to be familiar with that biblical notion that there will come a time when no man will be able to buy or sell unless he has the ‘mark of the beast.’ Although Science fiction has been an interest throughout most of my life these versions of the ‘mark of the beast’,  social credit scores and biometric data banks weren’t on my radar.

That the universe teems with life or, at the very least, ‘we are not alone’ has always been self evident to me. ‘Self evident’ doesn’t necessarily make it correct but the evidence is there for those who care to look. My own experience of seeing a close up craft is vivid and was unmistakably real. I watch UFO documentaries and there are always sceptics who will mention hallucinations, miss-identifications and even altered states of consciousness as reasons for sightings.

Altered states of consciousness? That’s a fine phrase to use but what does it imply? I don’t know about you but there are moments and experiences which lie outside my ‘everyday’ consciousness but are nevertheless real. To imply that altered states are automatically suspect reduces our life experience to a flat and ‘normal’ existence in which I defy anyone to explain what normal actually means.

Subjective experience, objective experience – both are conditioned by how much of the ‘big picture’ is understood.

The idea of Uniformity suggests that the conditions prevailing in our solar system now have always prevailed. It’s a cosy idea but there’s no proof that this is true and, in the same way, the prevailing idea that the universe is not electric doesn’t appear to hold true – comets are not the dirty snowballs so often mentioned while plasma discharges scar the planet Mars in a way which can be replicated in a laboratory.

The rain falls gently here and is sorely needed. Bedraggled King Parrots sit quiet in a leafless Cedar tree and, if I didn’t know better, I’d call it a parrot tree.

 

 

demolition is a dirty word when it comes to 9/11 - the implications are too horrendous for many.

 

Two Years After Europhysics News: Some Unfinished Counter-Debunking and an Unpublished Letter to the Editor

Ted Walter

August 24, 2018

Editor’s Note: This article ends with a letter to the editors of Europhysics News by engineers Robert Korol and Tony Szamboti. It is a short critique of the feature article by Jia-Liang Le and Zdeněk Bažant published in the January-February 2017 issue of Europhysics News. The editors declined to publish the letter in the subsequent issue, so it is being published here for anyone who wishes to be informed about the inadequacies of the Le/Bažant piece.


On August 24, 2016, the European Physical Society’s magazine, Europhysics News, published a feature article titled “15 years later: On the physics of high-rise building collapses,” which argued that the Twin Towers and World Trade Center Building 7 were destroyed by controlled demolition.

I was one of the four authors of this article, along with Dr. Steven Jones, a retired physics professor from Brigham Young University; Dr. Robert Korol, a professor emeritus of civil engineering from McMaster University; and Tony Szamboti, a mechanical engineer with 25 years of experience in the aerospace industry.

When the 15th anniversary of 9/11 rolled around a few weeks later, we were very pleased to see our article go viral (by the standards of science articles), jumping from just over 10,000 downloads on September 5 to 143,000 on September 13. By the end of the month, it had reached 250,000 downloads.

Today, exactly two years after “15 years later” was published, the number of downloads is over 750,000. It perennially sits atop the magazine’s “most read articles” of the past 7 days, 30 days, and 90 days, continuing to be downloaded thousands of times each week.

Not long after the article started to circulate widely on social media, members of the media whom I refer to as “demolition deniers” came out in full force to attack it. Most of their frenzy was focused on Facebook’s promotion, in its “Trending News” section, of a Daily Star article that was about our Europhysics article. Next there was the smear job by the Guardian’s Alan Yuhas, who did his best to discredit and minimize us while holding up the Hearst-owned, pop-science magazine Popular Mechanics as a beacon of truth.

Then came the “Fact Check” by Snopes.com, a self-appointed elder in the church of demolition denial. Much of the Snopes piece is devoted to clarifying that Europhysics News was not the European Scientific Journal and was not a peer-reviewed journal. Never mind the fact that Jones, Korol, and Szamboti have all published papers about the WTC failures in mainstream, peer-reviewed publications and were simply asked to summarize their research findings for this article. (Snopes also misidentifies the magazine’s owner, the European Physical Society, as the “European Physics Agency” — poor form for a “fact-checking” site.)

As its only commentary on the actual substance of our article, Snopes lists five so-called “discredited claims” that we supposedly “relied heavily on”:

The first claim — “Jet fuel cannot melt steel beams” (which is not something we actually said, but is true) — Snopes calls “misleading” because “steel beams do not need to melt completely to be compromised structurally.” Like the blacksmith whose video went viral in 2015, Snopes either deliberately ignores or is oblivious to the widely-known fact that molten metal was seen pouring out of the South Tower and was found in the debris of all three buildings. The actual presence of molten metal is the reason that informed people point out that jet fuel fires cannot melt steel; we are not saying that melting is required for structural members to lose strength. (In fact, we wrote that in order for the steel in WTC 7 to fail, it would need to reach about 660°C, far below its melting point of around 1,510°C.)

The second and third “discredited claims” are actually the author’s misconstrued version of the simple point that, historically speaking, the presence of sprinkler systems and fireproofing have helped prevent steel-framed high-rises from having ever collapsed as a result of fire. Putting aside questions about the exact condition of these systems in the Twin Towers after the airplane impacts and in Building 7 after it was struck by debris from the North Tower, we did not include these two factors as reasons why the buildings should not have collapsed. In fact, far more significant are two other factors we cited: “Fires typically are not hot enough and do not last long enough in any single area to generate enough energy to heat the large structural members to the point where they fail” and “Steel-framed high-rises are designed to be highly redundant structural systems. Thus, if a localized failure occurs, it does not result in a disproportionate collapse of the entire structure.”

The fourth “discredited claim” is that “[p]uffs of smoke exploding from below the collapsing towers suggests controlled demolition.” Simply put, this claim has not been discredited. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) superficially addressed this issue with two short paragraphs in its FAQs, which Snopes links to. A far more in-depth analysis of this phenomenon is provided by 9/11 researcher Kevin Ryan. Naturally, the Snopes fact checker did not link to this article and in all likelihood has not read it.

The fifth and final “discredited claim” is this: “The buildings fell at a rate possible only by a controlled demolition.” Snopes’ counter-argument is this: “Numerous engineers and scientists have argued that the rate at which the buildings fell is consistent with the manner in which the towers failed, and that the exact time of total collapse is hard to pin down reliably in the first place.”

Once again, Snopes links to NIST’s FAQs, which is almost laughable because NIST infamously ended its analysis at the point of collapse initiation (and even admitted doing so). In other words, NIST never explained the rate of collapse nor did it explain how total collapse could ensue once the upper sections of the towers lost support. That debate is now playing out through the writings of Zdeněk Bažant and Jia-Liang Le on one side and Tony Szamboti, Robert Korol, and other researchers on the opposing side.

Furthermore, establishing the exact time it took for the towers to completely collapse is not actually necessary. We have very reliable measurements of the downward acceleration of the North Tower’s upper section over the first few seconds, and these measurements provide enough evidence to conclude that a force other than the kinetic energy of the falling upper section was destroying the structure below.

In the wake of all this controversy, the editors of Europhysics News decided to invite NIST and Bažant — the two main proponents of the fire-induced collapse theory and the subjects of our criticism — to respond to our article.

As expected, NIST provided a short, boilerplate response that failed to address any of the scientific arguments made in our article. Bažant and Le took the opposite approach, burying readers in formulas and terminology that undoubtedly very few understood.

The editors also invited readers to submit letters. Much to our delight, a former NIST employee named Peter Michael Ketcham wrote a letter condemning the NIST reports. His letter was published in the issue after ours, along with NIST’s boilerplate statement.

Then, in the January/February 2017 issue, Le and Bažant’s article was published. Unfortunately, at that point, the open discussion that the editors had said they hoped to create came to an end. Korol and Szamboti submitted a letter pointing out a number of errors in the Le/Bažant article that were characteristic of Bažant’s work on the WTC failures. But the editors declined to publish this letter on the grounds that they had already presented the subject fairly and that differences on technical points could be substantiated in other scientific journals.

A year and a half later, we are publishing the Korol/Szamboti letter to the editor here at AE911Truth.org. While this probably marks the end of the Europhysics News chapter in the world’s quest to understand what happened on 9/11, I have a feeling the debate on the WTC failures is just beginning to heat up.


A Response from the ‘Lay Critics’ Regarding ‘Mechanics-Based Mathematical Studies Proving Spontaneity of Post-Impact WTC Towers Collapse’

March 19, 2017

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Jia-Liang Le and Zdeněk Bažant begin their article in EPN 48/1 by claiming that “lay critics” have questioned the cause of the collapse of the World Trade Center “without any meaningful calculations.” As coauthors of “15 years later: On the physics of high-rise building collapses” (EPN 47/4), the article to which they were responding, we must object to that label and point out the fatal errors that are characteristic of their body of work on the WTC failures.

To claim that we are “lay critics” is insulting and unprofessional. Dr. Robert Korol is a professor emeritus of civil engineering at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and a fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering and of the Engineering Institute of Canada. Anthony Szamboti is a mechanical design engineer with 25 years of structural design experience in the aerospace and communications industries. We have each published articles in respected journals critiquing these authors’ analysis of the WTC failures.

The errors in the present article are so numerous that we cannot cover all of them in this letter, but we will highlight the most important ones:

  1. Readers should not be misled by the statement on p.19 that says, “The first simple analysis (2, 3) with a simple mathematical proof [emphasis added] of the inevitability of collapse...was published soon after the collapse.” This is simply wrong. There was no verification whatsoever. It was only a prediction, and ultimately an inaccurate one at that. The ratio of potential energy to column energy absorption claimed in that “proof” has been shown to be a gross overestimate, which resulted from the authors’ use of:

a. Free-fall acceleration during the fall of the first story, instead of the actual, measured 0.5 g acceleration. The latter gives a velocity at impact equal to about 75% of the velocity caused by free fall and thus reduces the authors’ estimated kinetic energy by about 50% (due to the squaring of velocity in the kinetic energy equation).

b. Maximum allowable service load of 58 Mkg for the falling upper section, instead of the actual service load of 33 Mkg. The latter further reduces the estimated kinetic energy to about 28% of what the authors predicted.

c. Column energy absorption capacity, as estimated by the authors, at least 3 times less than it actually was.

  1. The authors speculate on fire spread in various floors without citing evidence and then make the outrageous and unsupported statement (second column of p.19): “...a mere half-hour of heating above 1500 C would have been sufficient to cause marked viscoplastic creep of the structural steel used.” Who has ever heard of steel that loses strength when subjected to just 50 degrees more than the boiling point of water?
  1. The authors make yet another unsupported statement in the next paragraph: “In consequence, many steel truss girders likely separated (emphasis added) from the columns and beams, especially during the cooling phase.” When floor trusses, beams, and girders are heated, they expand first and then return to their original lengths afterwards. Unless they buckled, they would simply push their end restraints outwards and return to original length after cooling without separating from their end restraints.
  1. Structures such as the WTC Twin Towers are designed to have a factor of safety of 3 or more in order to allow for extreme loading conditions and a possible shortfall in nominal strengths of structural members. Le and Bažant, however, omit several facts that are pertinent to understanding the redundancy of these structures and their ability to withstand the loading conditions experienced on 9/11:

a. They do not mention that only a relatively small number of perimeter columns were actually damaged (approximately 15% of the 236 in each of the Twin Towers).

b. They do not mention the 47 extremely heavy columns in the 135 ft.-long x 85 ft.-wide central core structures, which were some 60 feet away from the impact surface.

c. They do not mention that the alleged initiating failure of WTC 1 supposedly occurred on the opposite side of the building from the impact.

d. And they do not mention that the horizontal propagation of the collapse of WTC 1 occurred across the entire building in less than one second.

  1. In the article cited in reference 6, Le and Bažant attempted to refute the argument that the lack of measurable deceleration during the fall of WTC 1 indicates that it was not a natural collapse. In that paper they used an average 14-inch square box column for all 287 columns, with a common yield strength of 0.248 GN/ m2 (36 ksi), and they say the total column cross sectional area is 6.05m2, which puts their 14-inch square columns at a 15.5mm wall thickness. They then show the axial yield capacity is 2.84 times greater than the static load, which would provide for a factor of safety close to 3. However, when doing the calculation for column energy absorption, they err by using a yield moment value of 0.32 MNm, which is that found for a 14-inch square box column with a much thinner 6.75mm wall thickness. This markedly decreased the column energy absorption they used and is inaccurate.
  1. The mathematical model that Le and Bažant present is based on two differential equations that refer to articles cited in references 3, 4 and 5. We have shown in our own work that the plastic hinging assumed and the pulverization of concrete result in energy dissipation that far exceeds the values that they use in their equations involving force Fc.

The above points provide some insight as to why the simple explanation given by Le and Bažant is inaccurate and thus non-explanatory, and why additional investigation into these collapses is needed.

Dr. Robert Korol, Canada
Anthony Szamboti, USA

 

 

 

... and the beat goes on ....

 

It’s not being reported. Why America is aligned with ‘moderate’ terrorists. What’s in a word? Rebels, particularly ‘moderate’ rebels, sounds much more acceptable than terrorists. Syria, of course, where masks are ‘the order of the day.’

It’s lamentable and indicative of the times in which we live. Masks and veils. If it’s a choice I’ll take the veil - no pun intended - basically because a veil can be lifted whereas a mask is of a different order, harder to remove and can become so ingrained that the wearer ceases to recall that it is a mask while the reason for it is confused by time.

Having the courage of one’s own convictions is praised but there’s an uncomfortable echo in the word convict, of being imprisoned either literally or within the prison of a personal belief system - convictions.

‘Conflict arises when we know that we are right.’

Years ago, when ISIS, ISIL or whatever name that narrow minded brand of Islamic zealot now chooses, was young and hideous in Western minds, I watched a bearded, young, testosterone driven man extol the virtues of that head to toe covering for women so beloved by that mob.

He talked on and finished with the suggestion that not only should women be covered head to toe but that they should wear mirrored sunglasses because …. ‘the eyes can be used to lure, to seduce.’

He was, of course, serious and I remember it vividly for this reason. In my Western lifetime, coverings of the face are used by robbers, ‘baddies’, those with something to hide.

True - our police forces are now often masked in some fashion, perhaps for their own physical protection, but as a general rule real facial masks of any description are frowned upon, and begs the question – why the need to hide the face?

The Burqa may well hide attractiveness but the original idea for that particular need – if need is what it is – could only have come from a man’s mind. The fact that some women find it gives them some sense of security, to my mind, says more about a male zealous approach to sexuality, possessiveness and a deep male insecurity -  if every problem is a nail then a hammer is always the solution.

It’s not the end of the world that the Burqa exists but it’s yet another  mask and indicates a mindset beset with restriction. I’m not immune to being shaped by culture, early religious upbringing and the things we take for granted as being obviously ‘true.’ … and it doesn’t escape me that others hold contrary views which they also hold to be obviously ‘true.’  It’s a fact of life that some restriction is essential on an individual level so that society can function in a relatively predictable and peaceful manner. Perhaps that’s why mercy is thought a virtue in any religion with substance.

Political masks, religious masks, personal masks, the concept of ‘losing or saving face’ – it doesn’t stop.

‘Put on a happy face’ … ‘Turn that frown upsidedown’

I don’t know where I’m going with this train of thought. Starts with veils and masks and yet it’s the prevalence of mental illness, of anguish, of societies destroyed by wars which have no meaning which rises to the surface of what I loosely call my mind.

Meanwhile Trump boasts and the United Nations laughs with incredulity. Iran gets insults hurled at it by Trump, all of which apply within American domestic and international political life. Talk about ‘the pot calling the kettle black.’

Hmm … how can I think that I have anxieties, real or imagined when power is in such safe, if insane, hands.

Ah – facial recognition technology, the facebook era, selfies, surveillance everywhere. The burqa, in terms of privacy, has an attraction in this - a 1984 Orwellian world.

 

 

more lifting of veils

 

Lifting the veil conjures up images of a radiant bride or, just as easily, of a veil of secrecy. The secrecy is always there for good reason – depending on your point of view.

Some of the shameful aspects of society are being revealed here in Australia by virtue of Royal Commissions. The Churches reveal a level of paedophilia which is, no doubt, present in Hollywood as equally – but who really knows – as in political life. Here, “a Royal Commission is the highest form of inquiry on matters of public importance.” It seems to work. It’s thorough, asks awkward questions which require truthful answers. Our banking sector is now under the spotlight, much scuffling of feet and averted gazes and more to come…. but as the ‘Big 4 Banks’ have just raised interest rates, a ‘heartfelt’ change in behaviour based on ethics is remote. And the Aged Care sector is about to have a similar scrutiny. The Disability sector won’t be added to the terms of inquiry at present. Having worked in that sector I know intimately the flaws of the system.

The greatest flaw is to be so concerned with cutting costs, in the governmental system of Group Homes and the added necessity of making a profit in the private sector, that staffing is cut to the bone by which I mean that ‘one’ is the lowest limit in staffing and therefore it’s used with all the complications and cutting corners that this approach manifests.

I recognise that I’m fortunate to live in society which actually has a health system which doesn’t cost an arm and a leg and which has a social system which sees Disability and Aged Care as something that affects all of us and thus needs governmental resources. A society which has enough rule of law to allow for Royal Commissions which expose corruption.

Quite what it all means in terms of changing the definition of what is acceptable and what is not is not clear.

We still live in a society here which has refugees languishing for years on Manus Island in an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ process which has no resolution in sight. It’s the same with the homeless and those close to it. In an oddly related way we now have strawberries laced with needles turning up in shops – what a vile terrorist type of mentality would dream up such wickedness.

It’s the level of evil behaviour being exposed everywhere which makes me pause and reflect that there really is an unavoidable dichotomy, a splitting in two, an ‘either this or that’ choice in life in which the political decision of ‘this and that’ is a pale shadow.

The Golden Rule – ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ coupled with ‘Do unto others as you’d have done to yourself’ IS the revolutionary choice when the other way of life is summed up in ‘What’s in it for me?’ It’s one approach or the other – ‘yer gotta serve somebody.’

Hmm …. Fine and plausible to be able to make that choice in personal life but what about the real world. That’s the world of corporate capitalism where ethics aren’t written into the company policy unless advertising spin is needed. It’s given us the Military –Industrial complex for which War is essential, the same complex that President Eisenhower warned about in 1961.

What does it profit a man that he win the world but lose his soul? I have a soul, it’s not belief, it’s knowledge. I have to add that it doesn’t make me knowledgeable about anything else but it does add weight to that sense many know, that ‘this is not all there is – there’s more to life than meets the eye.’

While people are people, able to laugh, cry and experience many of the same trials and tribulations, the culture and religion point to sharp differences through which conflict becomes unavoidable.

I’m aware of the Balfour Declaration, written by Britain in 1917 and which paved the way for the later establishment of the State of Israel. It’s puzzled me, off and on, as to how it is possible that this occurred or, more to the point, was accepted. The reason for that puzzlement being an understanding that the Jews, having broken a covenant with God and after the destruction of the temple, were dispersed to other parts of the world, there to live peacefully until God restored Israel. If Judaism is a religion then it runs contrary to that faith to bypass God’s command and take by force the land of Palestine.

It puzzled me until I educated myself – not that it took much research – and recognised that Zionism is a political force and not a religious force. It explains why Israel is not called Israel by many but is called The Zionist State of Israel. Profound difference in its inception and makes a mockery of deep faith or ethical behaviour.

Just as there are more varieties of Christianity than you can poke a stick at so the same holds true for Judaism and it was a delight and an education to hear Rabbi Dovid Weiss make clear the religious position regarding the Zionist State of Israel.

I’m sure it’s not the only religious position but it is another lifting of a veil.

That’s the thorny issue with being ‘The Chosen People.’ It’s either understood as ‘I’m special (for no obvious reason to the rest of humanity) and I can do as I like because I’m born to rule’ or – the more sane understanding – ‘What a responsibility to be Chosen. That responsibility requires that I’m to be an example, an ethical example to the rest of humanity.’

Can’t do that with deceit as a tool.

 

rabbi dovid weiss

 

 

drawing back a veil

 

 

A piece of cake with your tea?

 

The book 1984 shows a drab, bleak future society – not a brave new world - in which three competing empires, spheres of influence, use total control of their populations to maintain their power. Changing history by simply rewriting it is just part of that control.

‘Big Brother’ is physically in place on most streets of many cities whether within a democracy or not. I don’t remember if, in that book, those empires were in collusion in some greater sense than just being in conflict for awhile before changing sides but, in this world today, all nations, regardless of ‘friends or enemies’ labels, are beholden to the same system of Central Banks which finance all sides of every conflict and which indicate that ultimately they’re all entwined in a system which is indifferent to national borders or to aspirations.

Perhaps national leaders see otherwise, perhaps ‘going along with lies’, perhaps using ‘weapons of mass deception’ on their own populations, makes it now more than difficult to back away and state ‘Enough is enough. This is a wrong direction.’

At the moment China, Russia and the U.S. plus allies are the ‘three competing empires.’ China uses soft power, money and resources where the West just destroys societies. It’s hard not to compare these approaches. I don’t hold China up as some standard of behaviour to emulate, the detail of the agreements for such apparent generosity would need to be scrutinised but …  ‘still an’ all’ …. a newly dug well is better than a bomb crater.

As for Russia – I have no issue with Putin nor the way in which Russia behaves on the world stage. They are not the Soviet Union.

Human Rights are an ongoing issue in Australia and how much more  must  it be true in totalitarian societies where any deviation from ‘Big Brother’ isn’t tolerated.

The untold trillions spent on destroying societies – for what purpose? Would the populations of Greece or Libya cry ‘Hooray’ for war!’

Divide and conquer and do it again and again until whoever or whatever is left is grateful for anyone or anything who promises to sort it all out. Enter Big Brother in massive manifestation.

Once upon a time the U.K. was invited to join a Common Market. The devil’s in the detail of course but the general idea appeared sound. If at that time the population were asked to join a European Union, give up national law making, the idea wouldn’t have stood a chance of being accepted and for a multitude of good reasons. National sovereignty is too hard won to give up for an experiment in promise and a difficult divorce if it doesn’t work out.

Fifty years pass and the difficulty of making Brexit work proves the point yet, blinded perhaps by the grants that the European Union provides in so many areas of society, the argument is made that to remain in the Union is of more benefit than to leave. My response is that the British ‘cake’ therefore needs to be distributed better - not that the ‘cake’ is given to Europe to divide and distribute.

 

 

...and now the weather report ....

 

 

which way the wind blows

 

Went looking for a dooverlacky this morning.

It’s the thingamegummy with a small swinging arm by which an ill fitting fly screen door catches onto the door itself. Not easy to find but eventual success when I found the ‘enlightened one’ at the cathedral like barn of a hardware store. So I ask him for a whatchumacallit … and describe its function.

It’s always good to find an expert, someone who knows by decades of experience that a dooverlackie, in this instance, translates to a ‘Screen Door Catch.’ Simple if you know. I left the high priest well satisfied with the beauty of the English language.

Ah, discombobulation. Enough of hardware thinking and time to plant Butternut pumpkin which makes a creamy and delicious juice and also cherry tomatoes, they need no invitation.

I don’t know if any of the 9/11 remembrances, questions without answers, and – no – I’m not being paranoid except in the sense that one needs to be – flagrant disregard for the Laws of Physics, freefall, the smoking gun of Building 7. It goes on – that’s the point. The attention to detail falters with an enterprise this vast. The Pentagon – more cameras than one could count but no photograph ever released which shows a plane making a circular hole in the most highly watched building in the area.

It’s evil and hard to get one’s head around, if two planes didn’t bring down three buildings then the inescapable conclusion is that explosives were used and this makes ‘bearded terrorists’ just patsies, only puppets, minor actors in a series of events for which one needs ‘think tanks’ working overtime on every detail. Some details get missed.

Larry Silverstein, the owner of the destroyed Twin Towers complex which included Building 7, did very well financially from that crime. He’s infamous for blurting out on the day of the event, amid the noise and confusion, that due to the loss of life the decision was made to pull the building – Building 7 – and so … ‘we watched it come down.’

‘Pull it’ is an expression used in demolition. It’s specific to that task.

Fine detail just as Larry not going to work in that complex on the day of the attack is fine detail. Just as Larry taking out insurance against terrorist attacks prior to the event was fine detail.

It’s remarkable how lucky that man is. Larry had drawn up plans for a rebuilding of Building 7 in the year 2000 – a year before the attacks.

These are statements of fact – the words of Larry himself on the public record. There’s more and it’s all ‘fine detail’ in which conspiracy is just another word for compartmentalised plan.

Evil is blatant and runs the slippery slope of ‘thick as a brick’ mundane to ‘diabolically clever.’ All it takes is to venture into a world-view in which people are largely irrelevant, in which the exercise of power knows no limits, in which everything becomes a game. And somehow never of unpleasant consequence to the players. It’s all Empire and no different to or from the worst excesses of the Roman Empire. Same actors, different togas.

I have great respect for the culture of China. It’s no great surprise that it has an Emperor again, someone with that ultimate and now lifelong established power on the throne. It’s not a democracy and never has been. The power of life and death while obvious with an emperor is also present in every democracy, in its more shadowy aspects.

Chinese culture, in the distant past, gives us the I Ching, something which has no parallel anywhere and it’s always been of value in the running of an empire and also in the small but important personal matters.

Not to suggest that Chinese Emperors were all loved for fair and ethical behaviour nor that corruption isn’t displayed but they had a source of spiritual nourishment, available to everyone, whether used or not.

I don’t have that sense of respect with the recent British empire, the American empire nor the Roman empire. There has been no remarkable source of spiritual and practical sense for those empires to consult. Instead we’ve had American exceptionalism – an advertising slogan, a nonsense - and the British giving the world very little in exchange for great wealth stolen and the dubious benefit of a ‘stiff upper lip.’

All those empires toppling over, slow falling dominoes, through time and here we are.

The dooverlackey is now screwed in place, screendoor working, seedlings planted in the garden and nicely settling in, the Port Wine Magnolia is fully burst into creamy white cream and purple flower and hums with the energy of industrious bees. The windows are open to Spring. Time to move into a happy garden – giving each TreeFern a haircut. They love it.

‘Closure’ and ‘Moving on’ don’t have much meaning for me. ‘Endure’ is how it often is. Bear that sorrow.

 

 

 

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Two planes

                                                                 

Two planes  ...    three towers

Can’t get those images  from out my head

Two planes  ...   three towers

A few thousand here then millions dead

 

 I looked at it once and it wouldn’t go away

I looked at it twice and it was gone within days

Is it only the architects who question the rubble

where the towers used to be?

 

.....  all fall down, free fall down ..... impossible

 

 

Two wars  ....  no cause

No bringing of freedom to a soul

Not one  ....  just blood

and the tears and the oil and the gold           

 

I looked at it hard and it wouldn’t go away

I looked hard again and it was gone within days

Is it only engineers who question the rubble

where the towers used to be?

 

.....  all fall down, free fall down ..... impossible

 

 

Two planes  ...  three towers

A conjurer’s trick to deceive

Who gains?  ....  another tale

It’s only physics here revealed

 

.....  all fall down, free fall down ..... impossible

 

 

two planes - three towers

 

 

the garden report

 

Here it’s the day before the anniversary of 9/11, a perfect time for an attack designed to ‘shock, awe and stupefy.’

It’s always the day before something.

Here it’s also the first week or so of Spring. The drought hasn’t broken but three inches of gentle rain have softened the ground, bulbs burst through the soil, all plants and creatures releasing from winter’s grip. Fragrant Hyacinth, Daffodils, Snowdrops already in flower while Bluebells are yet to come, and most are under the canopy of TreeFern fronds.

Griff Hamlin releases another ‘4 note blues’ – it was his youtube video which prompted me, in my late fifties, to undertake the learning of the 5 ‘blues boxes.’

Up until then I’d never even contemplated learning lead guitar. It’s  been enough to know some chords and play rhythm which then enabled me to write and sing simple songs. Perhaps a happy mix of circumstance that I’d run out of desire to play those songs which, coupled with a hazy realisation that I have the 4 fingers to go with those 4 notes, gave me a lightbulb moment and so ‘Give it a go’ became a mantra. It’s worth watching his short video whether you play or not.

Music – as opposed to singing songs - opens up for me and in order to play that 4 note blues with anywhere near the skill or finesse needed require that I start using a pick, learn ‘patterns’ which are what those ‘blues boxes’ contain, recognise root notes. Playing along to backing tracks, no ‘licks’ as such, becomes possible and absorbing. Much to learn, much to enjoy, doesn’t have to be brilliant.

The birds of the garden, the Satin Bower birds, King Parrots, Eastern Rosellas, all with beautiful colour, have become friendlier due to a cold winter and me providing food and drink. They’re a daily delight as are the antics of the Magpies, Currawongs and Wattle birds. I’m not so fond of the pigeons who eat with a single mindedness that leaves a table quickly bare nor with the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos who are the casual vandals of this area. They destroyed some woodwork here – part of a window frame and a door jamb - just because they could or got bored. They behave like a surly teenage gang. Very cool to look at though – white feathered with a yellow crest on their heads and muscular bodies, a bit like dwarf chickens with attitude.

‘Shoot ‘em.’ suggested my neighbour in a blunt no nonsense manner.

This isn’t America and I didn’t want to ‘blow ‘em away’ so I became the proud owner of a ‘lock and load’ Star Wars water pistol. They recognise that it’s meant for them - whenever they appear. It doesn’t deter them, just makes them a bit more cautious. It’s taken months.

It’s a luxury to have the time, capacity and inclination to get close up and personal with this year’s crop of Bindii which appear now, in amongst the grass, as soft, beautifully shaped small patches but which, if left to develop, produce sharp miniature thorns which make  barefoot walking unpleasant. Most just poison them but that still leaves them in place and, for me, it’s only a matter of a few hours each year. It’s pleasant.

There is so much happening in the wider world which is of grave concern that it’s easy to forget gratitude for what I have, for the relative peace and serenity which a home, a quiet place in the world provides.

This is a garden report. It’s over twenty years long.

A perfect day here, a mile high in the mountains where Winter comes early and Spring arrives late. The Port Wine Magnolia blooms a month later than it did twenty years ago. I’ve been able to watch the change, I’ve had that luxury.

Sixty or so slow growing TreeFerns live here, along with three fast growing TreeFerns. To give some perspective on ‘slow growing.’ This variety of TreeFern increases its crown of fronds by two outbursts each year. Although the fronds can be as tall as a man, the height of the main trunk only increases by a matter of inches. So the three largest that I transplanted, all those years ago, are still only ten feet high plus the fronds but they’re spectacular to my eyes.

Such a remarkable tree. Is there any other tree which can suffer being sawn off at the base and then being transplanted with success? They achieve this by having the whole trunk act as a root system so, being generous with the depth of the hole and with the sawn off piece knee deep in the hole - the transplanted tree will recover while the remaining stump may well decide to put out other ferns around the circumference of that base.

They’re an ancient tree, at home with dinosaurs and also with man, they’ll stand solitary while others produce more TreeFerns from the underlying rootball which can later be separated and given their own place in which to be splendid. More unusual still is the beautiful TreeFern which decides to grow other ferns from off its trunk – much like a mother and child relationship.

It’s in that sense of family or tribe that I see these TreeFerns. Some solitary, some happy with siblings close by and some who delight in closer family. They’re a warm and graceful tree and yet are generally tough enough to withstand heat and drought in a way in which my fast growing TreeFerns can’t. Their coarser fronds brown off and wither under stress and I wonder at the difference between the fast and the slow.

The lush aspect of this garden, the late summer displays of orange Tiger Lilies and the multi coloured Canna lilies, standing high as my chest, are months away as are the long lasting Petunias with their riotous, gorgeous colours.

While I’ve placed all the TreeFerns, the fruit trees, created spaces, planted bulbs, it’s then that nature takes over and I just have to maintain its creation.

It’s the day before something, somewhere.

 

the shouty men

 

The ‘Shouty Men’ are out and about, convinced they’re right, they leave no doubt ….. but they do.

Shouty men and shouty women, no debate and ALWAYS, always ‘We’re the good guys.’

Fact check?

Once upon a time there were terrorists. There must have been – didn’t that start the War on Terror? Their various organisations have names but, over time, it all gets a bit blurred in the mind. Al Queda? Isis? The Taliban – which brand of Taliban?

Where did the impulse come from for these organisations to manifest? Weren’t the U.S. working with Bin Laden when the Soviet Union were still mired in Afghanistan …. from memory, he was then a ‘freedom fighter’. The U.S. has funded any ‘rebel’ group which suited the U.S. global purpose but, if it’s thought through at all, it’s never with any thought about ‘collateral damage’ or consequence or implication.

A quagmire in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and throughout the whole region.  Either the coalition of the willing – the western world – is utterly incompetent or this result is both expected and desired.

Saudi Arabia is the breeding ground of Wahhabism which gives the world ISIS, yet Saudi Arabia is somehow a friend of the West and selling weapons of mass destruction to them suits a British purpose.

There is no moral high ground, no bringing of freedom in any of this meddling. There is no policy. Blind men punching. Wet brained and punch drunk.

In a museum, which for me is always of hope for future past, there is quiet. Why do people experience that quiet unless reverence be the motivator. No reverence in the political imperial exercise of power.

The Ministry of Truth is working overtime at the moment. Huge resources being deployed, jobs created – so it must be all right – and all to serve a lie.

9/11  - you either ‘get it’ by now or it hasn’t been worth your attention on that ‘scale of needs’ idea. 9/11 is THE lie which leads us to here. Everything changed, the wheels were set in motion to do as Hitler stated ‘Repeat a lie, the bigger the better, and the people will believe it.’

O.K. Maybe Hitler didn’t say it but it ‘fits’ with a mindset friendly to totalitarianism and those who planned 9/11 are not concerned with democracy or the ‘rule of law’ – not if you’re the one making the law.

Perhaps the ‘hidden hand’ revealed itself in the calculated cold cruelty of 9/11. Too a big an operation for errors to not show in the fine detail of that day.

Consider how unlikely it is that those bearded terrorists, barely able to fly a Cessna, were able to fly Jumbo Jets into the Twin Towers – a feat akin to diving into a haystack and revealing a needle. Ask a pilot.

It just so happens that the entire air force are playing war games that day, a massive operation which delayed communication about the hijackings. Wow – THAT was good planning by the terrorists …. of all the days to go for a joyflight.

Mobile phone calls were made from the hijacked planes in a time when coverage from cruising altitude to ground made this impossible.

Fine detail on an operation which must needs have the time to prepare, for demolition, the Twin Towers and Building 7, the building which most don’t know about, a forty seven story building which, like the Twin Towers collapsed into its own footprint, carefully missing collateral damage to any surrounding sky scraper.

There’s also the fine detail in the rubble of those buildings. There’s not enough of it. The majority of the mass of those buildings were turned to dust. Isn’t that worth questioning? Too late, the remains were carted away with undue haste within days. Never, before or since, has a skyscraper behaved this way.

The point here isn’t to prove that 9/11 was not simply a question of some foreign bearded terrorists pulling off a ‘That’ll show yer! shock and awe type stunt’ but something designed to fulfil a wider, new world order agenda.

It’s only within a context of a new world order that any of this makes sense. To give up on the idea of separate nations and embrace this new world order it’s imperative that the population gets ‘softened up’, gets a bit punchdrunk with the constant shocks, both personally and within society, gets fed up with uncertainty to the point where ‘Please take over’ becomes the narrative, becomes a plea.

Iron fist within a threadbare velvet glove.

 

 

 

thanks to Architects and Engineers and Julieann Campbell

 

 

From Widgery to Washington: A Bloody Sunday Family Member’s Perspective on 9/11

Julieann Campbell

September 6, 2018

Award-winning author of Setting the Truth Free: The Inside Story of the Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign and former Chair of the Bloody Sunday Trust in Derry, Ireland, Julieann currently works as Heritage & Programmes Coordinator for the Museum of Free Derry. All views expressed are personal.


Bereaved families should never have to fight for answers, yet they do the world over.

One would think that an atrocity on the scale of the attacks of September 11, 2001 – events which caused the deaths of almost 3,000 men, women and children in the most brutal way imaginable – would demand the most meticulous, wide-ranging investigation in US history. On the contrary. Few were satisfied with the 9/11 Commission proceedings or its subsequent 2004 report. Almost fifteen years after the report’s release, calls for a new, scientific investigation into 9/11 are growing louder and louder.

Only now in the north of Ireland, a region still scarred by decades of state and paramilitary violence, are we beginning to address the wounds inflicted by years of oppression and conflict. Infuriatingly, very few of the bombings, shootings and massacres that spanned the past five decades have ever been properly investigated or acknowledged, much to the hurt and frustration of those left behind.

I speak as a woman who has watched my own family wage a tireless campaign against the British state, and since spent years immersed in such subjects. My uncle Jackie Duddy was just seventeen when he was shot dead by British paratroopers during the 1972 civil rights march that became Bloody Sunday – the first of many to die that day. He was a champion boxer with Olympic aspirations, but the British state publicly claimed he was a nail-bomber – a lie that lasted generations and devastated my family, and all the others branded ‘terrorist’ families.

Most Irish people and many in Britain know Jackie’s face and have witnessed his last breath because of the much-used BBC footage of him being carried away, the future Bishop Daly waving a bloodied white handkerchief in truce. We became accustomed to that footage from an early age. My mother can never escape it, and she misses her brother.

The facts surrounding Bloody Sunday are now a matter of public record. The cover-up began just hours after the massacre with a document written by General Mike Jackson, then-captain of the 1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment, who drafted an erroneous list of casualties, each described as either gunmen and bombers. His infamous ‘shot list’ was distributed to international British embassies that same night – thus propagating the lie that lasted decades. Victims, families and wounded were vilified; fellow citizens traumatised.

The 36-page Widgery Report was published eleven weeks later, exonerating the army. Derry reeled as the Lord Chief Justice Widgery’s findings were labelled a ‘whitewash’. It took nearly four more decades – and an international campaign – before the state acknowledged any wrongdoing in relation to Bloody Sunday and broke all precedent in announcing a second inquiry. Public pressure, coupled with overwhelming new evidence, had overturned Widgery and made reinvestigating a necessity. After all, Bloody Sunday had killed the peaceful civil rights movement and effectively paved the way for thirty more years of conflict.

My auntie Kay, who campaigned alongside my uncle Gerry on behalf of the wider family, welcomed the shift in momentum as fresh evidence mounted and support grew internationally.

“We started to feel a glimmer of hope then. It was a frustrating time, a sad time and an exciting time. It was a whole rollercoaster of emotions because we realised that people were beginning to listen,” she remembers.

“We were invited to the Whitehouse, to New York, and to Boston for its St Patrick’s Day parade. I later stood at a podium in Capitol Hill in a room full of senators . . . when I began to talk, I cried my way through it.”

I feel immense pride that these ordinary people, my own family and community, took on the might of the establishment in this way. The release of Lord Saville’s report on June 15, 2010, told the world what we had always known, that our loved ones were innocent, that the army fired first and without justification, and that all were shot while either running away or helping others escape. A ten-thousand strong crowd came out in support of the families and wounded, and all were overcome to hear a British prime minister apologise on behalf of his government and his country. The relief was palpable. The truth was out.

These achievements came at a cost, though, as those same aunts and uncles I admire are now greying pensioners, and many more have long since died. They should never have had to wait for answers. Today, the Bloody Sunday families are one of the few cases to have had an inquiry and a public apology. This was followed by the first ever police investigation into Bloody Sunday – over forty years after the event, and currently we await news of a decision on soldiers’ prosecutions – almost fifty years later.

Kay reflects: “I do believe that someone has to be called to account, even if for the sheer fact that these soldiers committed perjury and lied and sullied my brother's name before two inquiries. Never mind the fact that they murdered him, too.

“Bloody Sunday devastated families with sickness, trauma, drink problems, problems with their nerves or families splitting up. Thank God we got some truth at last from Saville. It means a lot that we didn’t have to pass this on to another generation.”

It’s been a long and arduous journey for all involved. Our families have endured decades of frustration and pain from an ever-resistant government and state. This angers me.

Deeply flawed

“The 9/11 Commission Report is our Widgery,” said Ted Walter, Director of Strategy and Development for Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, during a 2018 visit to the Bloody Sunday Trust’s Museum of Free Derry. I remember that this statement shocked me. I thought about it for days afterwards, how a comparison like his revealed the sheer depth of feeling towards the 9/11 Commission Report. I wondered how many others thought this way, and I felt a greater understanding of their need for reinvestigation.

The Widgery Inquiry is now universally accepted as being the most biased and incompetent inquiry conducted by a British judge in modern times. Widgery refused to accept the statements from hundreds of civilian witnesses and accepted forensic evidence which was deeply flawed. He accepted soldiers’ testimony which had been doctored to suit the British version of events. He refused to listen to recordings of the British Army’s radio communications. And, of course, he accepted the infamous instruction by then British Prime Minister Edward Health that his findings might do well to reflect “not only a military war but a propaganda war”. For Derry, Widgery confirmed that the entire British establishment stood behind the Bloody Sunday killers. The British Army commander, Colonel Wilford, was awarded an OBE. His adjutant, Mike Jackson, later became chief of staff, Britain’s number one soldier.

My father always said the truth about Bloody Sunday would come out – but he never lived to see that day. The 9/11 attacks are one of my last memories of my father – I vividly recall him calling me downstairs to the kitchen as events unfolded on TV’s breaking news. We sat glued to that little TV for hours. We saw it all. We cried.

In years since, I have read widely and followed the various 9/11 campaigns with interest. In an ideal world, I wish these disparate groups across the US and internationally could unite as a single super-campaign with one common demand for a new investigation – strength in numbers. In fact, a similar thing took place in Belfast this year when thousands of relatives, groups and individuals affected by the conflict came together for an inaugural March for Truth. This is a tactic with huge potential.

Since losing his son, 26-year-old Bobby, in the September 11th attacks, Pennsylvania man Bob McIlvaine has pursued the truth. One of the few families to have had a whole body returned, Bob learned his son’s injuries were consistent with an explosion which occurred as he entered the lobby of the North Tower. Bobby’s body was already in the morgue before the towers came down.

Last year, with support from AE911Truth, Bob spearheaded the launch of draft legislation called the Bobby McIlvaine Act, which, if passed, would compel the US Congress to reinvestigate the destruction of the World Trade Center. This act needs support.

“The idea that Bobby died because of a fireball just doesn’t stand up to scrutiny,” Bob Sr. insists. “This happened before the first plane even hit, and a fireball couldn’t have done this damage to my son. His face was blown off and his arm was blown off. He was literally blown out of his shoes. Could a fireball travel so far and do that? No, it couldn’t. This has consumed my life since, I just can’t let it go, and yet it was given two lines in the final Commission Report.”

Bob Sr. attended almost every day of the Commission hearings. “I went to 99% of the hearings and I thought it was a travesty, an absolute joke. I was so angry. I just think we’re a country of cowards, and I’m specifically speaking of Congress when I say that. I have no faith in this government to do the right thing, but I’m getting older and I just can’t sit around and wait.

“Bobby’s Act is going great,” his father adds. “Every day I’m in touch with people from all around the world who agree that we need a new investigation. The main message I want to send out to the world is that Muslims had nothing to do with the death of my son on 9/11, I can specifically speak of Bobby when I say that. This was blamed on Muslims. We can prove Bobby died in explosions before the first plane hit, and so Muslims had nothing to do with that. I could die any day, so that’s important to me.”

“All I see is a father needing answers,” my museum colleague, John Kelly, said after learning about Bob McIlvaine’s efforts to reignite an investigation of Bobby’s death.

Co-founder and chairperson of the Derry campaign, John’s teenage brother Michael was murdered on Bloody Sunday – the first march he’d ever attended. John has since spent decades educating others about what happened in Derry.

Recalling how difficult their own campaign was, John said: “One thing we always had to do was listen to each other. That was important because we were a group of people trying to achieve a common goal.”

“Over the years, we’ve met with five secretary of states, three Taoiseachs, and been in touch with three different prime ministers,” he said. “It was important to put the story out there – we took every opportunity, and we got there in the end.”

It’s no surprise that families who lost loved ones in the September 11th attacks want and need answers. Theirs is a loss with global implications. Yet with few resources and a very short deadline imposed on its work, the 9/11 Commission hurried through its investigation and ignored vital evidence in its rush to conclude.

It amazed me to find out just how little the US government invested in investigating terrorist attacks that killed thousands of innocent citizens, destroyed three steel skyscrapers and caused global fear and chaos. Initially, the 9/11 Commission was granted just $3 million, later increased to $14 million for their investigation. By way of comparison, costs of the second 12-year Bloody Sunday Inquiry spiralled near £200 million. Again, a price avoidable if the murder of my uncle and the others had been investigated back in 1972. The truth costs nothing.

The 9/11 Commission Report was widely criticised upon its release in 2004 – not so much for what it said but for what it left out. Interestingly, the final report placed no importance on finding those who financed the attacks, or the urgent intelligence warnings from over a dozen countries that went unheeded in the months before the attacks, and the fact that all standard US operating protocols failed that morning – for the first and only time ever.

The report also neglected to mention that a third building came down later that afternoon – WTC 7 – a nearby 47-storey high-rise that collapsed into its own footprint with little discernible damage, exhibiting all the hallmarks of a controlled demolition. The facts surrounding this aspect of the case are many and compelling – yet merited no mention – nor did the 100-plus eyewitnesses reporting explosions who could have shed light on this theory. Add to this the fact that much of the physical, forensic evidence was removed within weeks of the attacks, and the official narrative becomes curiouser and curiouser.

Even the Commission’s own co-chairs, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, wrote a book about how the Commission was set up to fail. Among the reasons highlighted were interference from the Bush administration which delayed investigations for more than a year, unrealistic deadlines, unrealistic budgets, widespread political and government resistance, and difficulty accessing important witnesses and documents. I understand families also submitted an extensive list of questions to Commissioners, the majority of which went unanswered.

Matt Campbell, from Sussex in England, is scathing of the official US inquiry and its findings. His brother Geoff was on the 106th floor of the North Tower that day. He’d been due to get married.

“The 9/11 Commission was just frustrating. It’s obvious that the full truth hasn’t come out, but it doesn’t make it any easier,” Matt told me.

“The absolute and shocking failure of duty by authorities isn’t addressed in the Commission Report at all, and the fact that war games happened that very morning was also omitted. There are so many questions that the authorities still refuse to answer, and so much I don’t agree with in the official narrative. I don’t expect people to be angry, I’m not as angry anymore. I just want answers.”

‘We need facts, not fanciful ideas’

“I’ve come to surrender and accept most of the facts about my brother’s death – I’ve done a lot of healing – but I also know that this needs to be addressed and investigated properly,” Matt continues.

“Most people look no further than the official narrative, but I would encourage people to actually look into this and make their own mind up. I truly don’t know what to think, but no-one can deny it’s all very suspicious. I’d also urge people to look into Operation Northwoods as an example that will make you stop and think that maybe – just maybe – it’s not exactly like they told us. That it’s conceivable that they lied to us or exploited the situation in order to go into war in Iraq.”

With so much misinformation out there, Matt also urges caution: “You have to tread carefully with 9/11. There is so much information out there, much of it by well-meaning people but also a lot which is deliberately misleading and false – like the idea that there were no planes used in the attacks. These are fanciful ideas that are put out there to confuse the subject of 9/11, and they’re not helping our cause at all. It’s hard for anyone to take you seriously. We need facts, not just fanciful ideas.”

Matt is not alone in his criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report, as growing numbers now openly question the official narrative. Although our campaign did change the official narrative on Bloody Sunday, many here – including myself – remain unsatisfied at the breadth and scope of Saville’s inquiry, in that it ignored the chain of command for soldiers in favour of the ‘few bad apples’ theory. In this way, Saville echoed Widgery in protecting its own.

I’m certainly no expert on the events of 9/11, but it doesn’t take an expert to see that the facts just don’t add up. In my own family’s case, they challenged lies until the facts emerged.

When debating the subject of 9/11 with others, I challenge them to take just one hour of their time to research the case objectively, to at least have an informed opinion with which to discuss. Regardless of which story you accept, I urge you to look beyond the obvious. Take the time to listen to periphery voices without discounting them off-hand. You might not believe in the controlled demolition theory. But give yourself one hour to examine the evidence with an open mind and you may find it points towards controlled demolition being a distinct possibility.

It’s obvious that there is more to the story of 9/11 and the role of the US government in these matters, whether that role be ignorance, complicity or incompetence, and history demands we seek this knowledge out. While critical thinkers and those who challenge authority are increasingly dismissed as deluded or cranks, the number of us asking questions grows exponentially.

By their very nature, justice campaigns set out to challenge perceptions and reignite contentious historical issues. When the Derry families first began knocking on doors with petitions, they were verbally abused and had doors slammed in their faces. But times change, and people change.

When researching for my book about the Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign I learned how a past-President of Ireland had refused to meet our families on several occasions – a snub that stung deeply. On another early occasion, campaigning relatives were apprehended in Dublin and escorted back over the northern border by hostile Gardai [police]. Years later, I myself witnessed the south’s sea-change in attitude when those very same families – myself now included – were invited to the President’s official residence in Dublin, Áras an Uachtaráin, for a Presidential reception. While there, President Mary McAleese thanked them for “an absolutely outstanding contribution to the peace process.” The contrast was stark, and the message crystal clear: Persevere.

While I make no comparisons between the terrible events discussed here, there are nevertheless parallels in how each case was handled and in how successive governments close ranks when challenged. Families and individuals have the power to change this – I have seen it happen. As press officer for the Bloody Sunday families on the day Lord Saville’s report was published in 2010, I witnessed history unfold under a hot Derry sun as families declared our loved ones ‘innocent’ to the world. It took four decades, but those same ordinary citizens have held the state to account, and, unfortunately, it’s not over yet. They inspire me, and I hope this brief reminder of their struggle now inspires you – whoever you may be.

It took many years and a colossal, combined effort to legitimise the Bloody Sunday struggle, and in this respect, I feel those who seek a fuller truth about 9/11 have far to go before their voices are truly heard and respected. Only then will the tide change. Until then, keep asking those difficult questions. Demand more. We owe it to our children and our children’s children to do so.


 

 

 

 

 

the dancing israelis

 

 

enough to make my head spin - oh - that's cognitive dissonance

 

‘Cognitive dissonance’ – there’s a phrase to roll around your mouth and mind. The catechism of my childhood religious upbringing was an ‘I believe …’ recitation. While I don’t remember it now, it served the purpose of any recitation done over and over again – you believe it, don’t question it … it must be true.

‘Quantitative Easing’ is another phrase which, when I consider what it’s meant to mean, is ludicrous. It actually describes very little – the easing of a quantity? What’s that supposed to mean? It applies to the printing of money out of thin air, with nothing to back it up but it can’t be stated in such a manner without raising questions such as …. how CAN money be printed out of thin air with nothing to back up the value?

Makes more sense to say that Quantitative Easing is what happens when you shift your weight while sitting. Perhaps it’s then a truthful expression in the sense that ‘while you were shifting your weight and otherwise occupied, money got created with nothing to back it up…. we eased a restriction.’

Eased a restriction for who - who benefits? Why should a bank be of more importance than the people it serves and without whom there would be no reason to exist.

The point being that Central Banking, privately owned and operating with fiat currency – another way of saying ‘of no substance except by virtue of belief’ – is become the monster which enslaves nations and, it seems, few even know that this is a fairly recent system.

What I’m left with after a lifetime of half truths and downright lies is an ‘I don’t believe ….’ list, manifesto, creed.

As a general rule, everything in the political world is suspect, suspect in the narrative and subject to context.

‘Jolly good show to Britain.’ and their Prime Minister states with absolute conviction and stiff upper lip accent that the culprits have been indentified in respect to the ‘Boys Own’ type story - so popular in that realm in the fifties and sixties of the last century - and which, in this case, ‘proves’ that the Russians did it. To get rid of an old and useless spy, left over from the Cold War AND his innocent daughter the Russians used a nerve agent that the ‘intelligence world’ knows was originally a Russian concoction. Hmm … do the British have a copy? I’d expect so.

Ah – if I were a Russian and I thought that old spy should, could and would be better off dead then why not arrange an accident, something that can’t easily be traced to ….. the Russians. It makes no sense by which I mean it’s nonsense except in the wider context which is, of course, focussed in Syria, at the moment, and finds  obvious need to continue to demonise Russia, an ally of the legitimate government of Syria.

There’s hardly any country in the Middle East which hasn’t been subject to ‘freedom fighters’, ISIS and the like and had their societies dismembered and left to rot.

Syria is teetering as Idlib becomes the last rebel stronghold to take a stand against the Syrian army. But, surely this isn’t correct. What’s the narrative – hooray for the rebels? Gee Whiz and that sounds like ‘freedom fighters’ and ‘Jolly good chaps’ and – perhaps not, perhaps terrorists. What’s in a name? Plenty. There may well be rebels but, more to the point, Idlib is where ISIS and the like are holed up for battle. So why are the U.S. and Britain suggesting to Syria and Russia that it would be a mistake to attack Idlib. Deadly war games with real consequence based on a lie going back to those ‘weapons of mass destruction’ - which didn’t exist – and ah – likewise Syria and alleged use of chemical weapons. Why on earth would the legitimate ruler of Syria use such tactics when they’re winning the war. A slow process and not helped by the western powers that be. Libya ruined, Iraq – is it in much better shape? The list of countries which ‘The Project for a New American Century’ slated for regime change, all those years ago, is almost fulfilled. Thus the aims stated in that document became official U.S. policy. Why it’s deemed necessary is a demented exercise in the excesses of power, of Empire.

And Israel gives arms to those very terrorists whom we’re all supposed to be fighting.

I’ve revisited the book and film version of 1984 with its three, constantly warring, global super powers and it’s not being gloomy to see which way the wind blows.

‘Cognitive Dissonance’ happens for me when ‘regime change’ is constantly the battle cry of … the allies? Hold on … this is my government. Who the hell gives one country the right to forment, to incite change of government in another country?

‘My enemy’s enemy is my friend.’ – a statement to make my heart sink but the way things are, reality for many.

In ‘Alice through the looking glass’ the White Queen says words to Alice regarding the lack of logic or sense when dealing with the issues facing adults. To paraphrase, ‘Silly child, don’t you know that I easily digest a half dozen contradictory things before breakfast.’

I don’t believe in Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, or in most politicians. Nor do I accept that the mainstream media is anything more than a mouthpiece to distract. Why are we still in Afghanistan?

Freedom? Sounds hollow to me. A great deal of mineral wealth in Afghanistan sounds a more likely reason. Oh yes – there’s also opium.

 

 

as the song goes 'I don't care, I love it.'

 

The problem with ‘smart meters’ is what caused me, some years ago, to search out and find Stop Smart Meters Australia. Without my knowledge and, therefore, my consent my electricity provider installed a smart meter in the box outside my bedroom wall. Soon after and I start getting dizzy spells eventually resulting with me dropping to the floor not because I lost consciousness but because my strength just drained out of me.

My doctor was perplexed and so I looked for changes in my immediate environment which is when I found the ‘trial’ smart meter and started researching, only to find that other people were experiencing health issues similar to my own.

If you’re old enough to remember when mobile phones started appearing no-one with any sense would have contemplated giving them to a small child to use – their skulls are far too thin to risk damage from close proximity to one of these devices. Medical studies hadn’t been undertaken – how could they, there hadn’t been the time.

But time passed and those with any sense used earpieces but that sensible precaution didn’t filter down to those with no sense, except perhaps that they trust that their government and the telephone manufacturers concerned have the good sense to solve the issue and publically declare their position …

“All Safe – nothing to worry about.”

That hasn’t happened and has never occurred and we move on with a poisoned chalice. It’s common practice now to place a mobile phone in a baby’s crib and have it play soothing sounds of the ocean.

So – after some to and fro with a technician the smart meter was disabled and my health recovered. He didn’t believe that the smart meter, with the equivalent of a mobile phone in it, could possibly be causing health problems but nonetheless would send someone out to disable it. Which he did and I was there to witness.

That technician, as a parting shot, did say words to the effect ‘What are you going to do when every house in your street has a smart meter?’

It’s a fair comment and all I could reply was ‘Deal with it then as best I can.’

I don’t know about you but I see no value in smart meters which are the essential component in a world of smart devices. This will allow my fridge to tell me something I’d know by opening the door. Ah, the world is put to right.

Now 5G is here, unavoidable perhaps, and Stop Smart Meters Australia send me an email containing the thoughts of John C. Dvorak of PC Magazine which I reproduce because this is something that I can do.

The technology might be the problem, but even worse for the companies behind it is the perception that 5G is already unsafe before they even get it on a single pole.

If you read the barrage of scary literature about 5G mobile phone technology, specifically the use of millimeter wave frequencies to transmit data, you must conclude that it is a bad bet.

I’m not saying this because the technology does not work. It’s a bad bet because so little is known about the effects of millimeter waves (30GHz-300GHz). While these frequencies only permeate a small fraction of the human epidermis (the skin), the effect on the cornea, in particular, needs serious research.

Because the industry is too cheap to study the health effects of the technology itself, it lets this sort of product out the door despite the fact that it has already been weaponized by the military. These frequencies are so poor at travelling long distances, they need a transmitter on nearly every telephone pole and light pole to make 5G work.

5G is already getting some bad publicity, which could result in everything from bans on the technology to equipment destruction by vigilantes.

Of course, when you read deeper into what the chip and telecom companies are trying to do, you quickly discover that many systems calling themselves 5G are currently 4G mods using 5G as a marketing tool. Let’s ignore that scam and stay focused on millimeter waves.

As usual, the mostly arrogant (or naïve) technology industry is caught flat-footed at the negative reaction. It always figures that the stupid public will buy into anything new and jazzy if it makes their handheld phone seem a little faster, and even pay more for the privilege of the upgrade.

One of the ways the industry has made this all work in the past is by quick implementation followed by a “Hey look it works! Nobody was killed” approach. That cannot happen with true 5G, which needs all these mini-towers all over the place. That leaves plenty more time for the public to get a clue and be freaked out.

When you do a search for “5G is Safe” on Google and Bing, you get a number of negative stories and a laundry list of why some people believe it’s unsafe. Companies may as well begin to market a 5G mobile phone with a skull and crossbones on it.

If this bad PR is somehow reversed and 5G takes over the market, I will be shocked. The way it is going does not bode well for any of it.

John C. Dvorak, PC Magazine

 

 

the fine detail

 

The attention to fine detail in the recent video by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth and named Project Due Diligence is thorough enough to convince anyone watching and paying attention to also question what actually happened to the Twin Towers and Building 7.

Of course it’s also true that one has to actually care about that event in order to want to investigate the matter.

Their organisation doesn’t look at any of the other events surrounding 9/11 and I understand why they would take that approach. When I made the mistake of bringing up this subject, years ago at a Christmas lunch, I was surprised and somewhat taken aback by the belligerent response I received when I mentioned the few thousand architects and engineers who make up the body of this organisation.

“What about the thousands of architects and engineers who aren’t members?”

Of all the possible responses to my bringing up of the subject this response was unexpected. It struck me as absurd. Do all historians agree with each other? Do all archaeologists come to similar conclusions?

It’s the physics of the matter which immediately caught my eye, all those years ago, as all three buildings fell, in close to free fall, into their own footprint. Free fall can only happen if all impediments are removed. This can only occur in a controlled demolition. Thus this event was planned and not due to some bearded terrorists barely capable of flying a Cessna let alone an airliner.

What can I do about it? Research and spread the information.

The video below has the required fine detail.

 

 

project due diligence

 

 

eyes wide shut?

 

A passport, slightly charred is found in the street. An unknown man gives it to a detective and runs away.

This could be the start of a novel, the beginning of a film script, a ‘Mission Impossible’ movie but it isn’t. It happened on the day that two planes hit two towers and three towers were utterly demolished. The planes were pulverised in a fireball yet a solitary passport fluttered down to the street and that passport belonged to one of the hijackers of a plane. A bit hard to believe, isn’t it, but movies and life have much that’s hard to believe but we accept it.

Why would three towers fall when only two were hit. Those towers were 100 stories plus in height and the third was 47 stories high and not hit. More amazingly still and incredibly fortunate in terms of rebuilding purposes, all three towers fell into their own footprint.

What a crime scene – the biggest in modern history and an event which has utterly changed the world and been the catalyst for unending war, destroyed societies and caused wave after wave of refugees who now pour into Europe not because they want to but because they have no choice.

The rubble from those towers should have been perhaps twenty, thirty or forty stories high but it wasn’t the case, there was a small pile of rubble and New York was covered in dust. Three towers were pulverised and no reason for this lies within the official story of that day. The evidence was shipped off to China with unseemly haste.

Half a world away it was late at night and I watched for hours and more hours as reports came in of a hole in the Pentagon but no picture of a plane hitting the Pentagon has ever been released. Strange. Another plane hitting the ground at Shanksville but no bodies and no plane – just a deep scar in the ground.

There are a myriad of questions and more loose ends than are found in any movie.

On that day the air force was busy with long planned training exercises and didn’t or couldn’t respond to these real threats in the air.

If this had been a film script for a Mission Impossible film in which a rogue element had planned and carried out an attack on New York with nefarious purpose in mind it would have been accepted as a damn good movie but only if the hero had uncovered the truth and those nefarious elements been brought to justice.

When those who pilot planes of that size and do so for a living find it hard to believe that anyone at all, even a ‘top gun’ type of pilot could have hit those towers at that speed why aren’t the public concerned? When architects and engineers puzzle over the physics involved and it just makes no sense then why aren’t the public concerned?

I know many reasons why. Who would want to believe that such an event was carried out by a … let’s call them a rogue element. Why would anyone want to carry out such an act? Well, perhaps … money, power, control and a desire to change the world into something more in keeping with a new world order may have had something to do with it. It’s now many years later and everything has changed and not for the better. That much most of us can agree on.

How could any group expect to get away with such an act?

Someone as daft as George Bush would not have been in the loop but some of those around him certainly would have been ‘main actors.’

This issue isn’t finished with, the proverbial dust hasn’t yet settled nor been completely blown away. While ‘conspiracy theory’ is a handy phrase, coming complete with the emotional baggage surrounding it – disparaging – the phrase only ever gets used in a disparaging sense yet conspiracies exist, secrets are kept, the world would not have had nuclear weapons without a secrecy so deep that death was the threat for the breaking of it and compartmentalising made sure that no-one had the full picture of what was being attempted.

Do I think that I have the full picture? No, but I’m able to use my common sense to make out the broad brush strokes and, in an endeavour this large, it’s within the fine detail that the errors are seen.

Whether we have the will to do anything about it is another matter.

 

 

a puzzle and then understanding

 

The established view when it comes to earthquakes is that they’re not predictable and although there’s a change in that thinking it hasn’t as yet been thought through and applied to warnings.

This explains what’s puzzled me over the last day or so. An 8.2 deep earthquake was reported near Fiji yet it hasn’t made the news. At over 500 miles deep it produced very little effect on the surface and, thus, isn’t seen as having any further impact. It’s a huge earthquake and will, likely, have huge and ongoing effects.

Deep earthquakes have an effect similar to a lever action on the plate and within a few days to perhaps a week larger earthquakes are manifest in locations nearby. This is what’s happened in Indonesia where a deep magnitude 6 struck a few days before the recent shallower and larger earthquakes at Lombok.

It’s not ‘rocket science’, not difficult to understand – earthquakes are the result of pressure transferring across the plate. It’s not that one earthquake produces another but that the pressure coming up from deep below the plate finds the point of least resistance and then moves on, as a force, leaving earthquakes in its wake.

The pressure from that deep earthquake near Fiji doesn’t disappear like a soap bubble being popped, it transfers out in all directions and moves towards New Zealand, towards the Philippines, then across to Papua New Guinea and Indonesia in one direction and towards Japan in the other. Gradually it moves around and across the whole Pacific plate. This can be demonstrated over and over again and, odd though it seems, those deep earthquakes which often appear north of New Zealand eventually make their way to Europe and further.

Knowing that earthquakes are, to some extent, predictable means that warnings can be given and lives saved. The unpredictable aspect is removed, fear is diminished and earthquake plans can be activated.

The lack of information in the news regarding the 8.2 magnitude deep earthquake is due to ignorance – not ignorance on behalf of the public but ignorance – almost a wilful ignorance – on behalf of the governmental agencies charged with the responsibility for reporting and understanding such events.

 

 

the drought bites deep in many ways

 

It’s ten degrees colder here – a mile high - than it is an hour’s drive down the ‘hill’ to the foot of the mountains. The winds sweep up from the Antarctic and howl through the winter months. They swirl and gust and, particularly while we’re in drought, the threat of bush fires is very real. This high up and Winter comes early while Spring arrives late. Trees that are in flower not much further away are here only in bud.

How quickly things can turn is evident by the convoys of trucks bringing hay from Western Australia to farmers here in New South Wales. The whole State is in drought and Queensland fares not much better. Farmers get rid of stock and the ground is bare. ‘It’s a beautiful day’ rings hollow when rain is the desperate need.

Wild weather is everywhere and while climate change is real and man’s contribution is undeniable I wonder whether or not we’ve got the whole picture. Planet Earth isn’t sitting in splendid isolation. We’re subject to the solar wind, to the rumblings and cycles of our sun. Planetary warming appears to be happening to the other planets and if indeed the Universe is electric – not as yet accepted by mainstream science – then our climate modelling is based on a false or, at best, incomplete paradigm.

And to cheer me up, Daffodils, Jonquils, Snowdrops and Hyacinths appear here in the garden apparently untroubled by outside conditions. They move to some internal and mysterious prompting and I can’t help but feel that this is true of so much of life.

‘Earthquakes are random and cannot be predicted’ has been the accepted view although there is now a cautious acceptance that this isn’t necessarily the case. Be that as it may, the agencies concerned with reporting earthquakes are still working on the premise that earthquakes cannot be predicted, that they’re entirely random. With this complacent view in mind, the USGS has no reason to do their job ‘properly’ by which I mean that they see no reason to be quick and accurate about their earthquake reporting. Not only are they slack in their reporting, their consistent downgrading of the magnitude of earthquakes is inaccurate and can only be justified so as to not alarm the public. Of course real estate values and tourism concerns may play a part in this woeful approach to their purpose.

In the same way that Galileo had to recant his findings or suffer the wrath of the religious ‘powers that be’, so the same attacks, without the threat of death, applied to Velikovsky when he dared suggest and prove that our planet has been subjected to catastrophies rather than the slow evolutionary changes which the idea of uniformitarianism would suggest. That idea proposes that the way the solar system is now is the way it has always been. No basis for that idea in terms of proof but it was accepted in the mid 1800’s when it was proposed – just before Darwin’s work on evolution.

Dutchsinse, with his meticulous daily earthquake reporting and prediction is not alarmist and has proved to be more accurate than chance would predict. The USGS has defamed Dutchsinse on a regular basis to the point where he’s moved from Youtube to Twitch. The USGS don’t and won’t debate Dutchsinse but use their power to diminish his work. A dreadful approach to scientific inquiry and one which is always in play when new evidence threatens the established view – a view in which academic reputations are put at risk. To call these approaches ‘conspiracy’ isn’t entirely accurate – it’s more a case of small minds and petty concerns.

When I started looking at early British history and found the work of Alan Wilson and Baram Blackett who are also meticulous in their research, again, they’re ignored or dismissed but without actually looking at the facts that they present. Sad truth is that facts don’t matter until there’s no choice but to accept them.

The sky has clouded over and perhaps there’s the promise of rain.

 

being offended

 

Not so long ago, in the U.S.A., many felt aggrieved by the statues to Civil War ‘heroes’ and because these heroes were seen to represent offence, wanted to pull them down. That action, to my mind, would be yet another step towards sanitising history while, again to my mind, a far better idea would have been – and still would be – to put up more statues, next to the existing ones, praising those who represent ‘something better.’  That wouldn’t change history and may stimulate debate.

The move towards societies in which the giving and taking offence is banned boggles my mind. It isn’t a positive move. There is no theatre without conflict, no humour without offence and there’s excellent reason to remember the court jesters of previous times whose duties including ‘poking fun’ and raising dangerous topics to the Majesty of the day.

‘Love is love’ and ‘I was born that way’ were the primary slogans used in our recent ‘Same sex marriage’ referendum. Having been subjected to the attentions of a child molester and the devastation which that caused, I remember well the way in which that molester used the word ‘love’ and I’ve had decades in which to think about whether or not that man could just as easily have said ‘I was born that way’ and continued on his way with no further thought about the matter … so is it offensive to raise this line of thought? That referendum wasn’t only about ‘Same sex marriage’ but was actually about redefining marriage. This isn’t a trivial matter when we’ve had a few thousand years of history and tradition, covering all cultures, in which marriage was defined as being between a man and a woman yet this whole recent issue was couched in such a way as to hide the redefining of marriage, to word it in such a way as to make it about inclusion and fairness. To further that end Lesbian and Gay had to include other varieties of sexual preference and so we now have the ‘alphabet soup’ of LGBTQ. So everything is normalised and there is a push to normalise paedophilia. No doubt, paedophilia has always been within the range of human expression and I’m sorry for those who have to carry that burden … I’d go further and if indeed ‘I was born that way’ applies to paedophiles then to not act on those urges is deserving of respect.

I’m not suggesting that gay or lesbian equates in some way to child molesting but ‘Love is love’ and ‘I was born that way’ are too simplistic for anything more than casual thought and I’ll couple that with the overwhelming desire of the gay and lesbian community to have equality in marriage rather than a union accepted by law and, to my mind, our society is diminished rather than improved. And, of course, there was and is an agenda behind this issue. The recent calls for getting rid of such words as ‘He’ and ‘She’ bear this out.

Do these thoughts cause offence? Tough and too bad and I’m happy about that…. happy is the wrong word … ‘o.k. with that’ is closer to the truth.

I don’t use facebook or twitter and don’t have a smart phone. I don’t put up my thoughts in a blog format because they’re just thoughts, musings and if they clarify my thinking and stimulate thought elsewhere that’s sufficient. If I were to encourage a back and forth of commentary then it would take on an importance in my mind which I don’t want or ‘deserve.’

Meanwhile the largest prison in the world, the Gaza Strip, continues to be ruled and controlled by Israel. The Gaza Strip is tiny – “Gaza is a Palestinian region on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Egypt on the southwest for 13 kilometres and Israel on the east and north along a 59 kilometre border.

At 360 square kilometres, Gaza is home to a population of more than 1.5 million people, including 1.1 million Palestinian refugees.”

To give some perspective, Adelaide which is one of our smaller cities is about 1800 square kilometres – Gaza is 360. There is nowhere for them to go.

For close to seventy years Israel has had the pretence of peace talks and having a ‘two state solution’ was an integral part of that idea. Israel has the power and always has done. It controls water, access and Israeli settlers continue to steal Palestinian land.

It’s a silly and spurious idea to suggest that criticism of Israel is somehow anti-Semitic – people are people, Israel is a Zionist State, a political entity and many Jews are horrified by its actions.

And most politicians are too concerned with possibly causing offence to raise the matter…. and to keep raising the matter.

Causing offence is what happens when thieves and bullies get questioned. That’s as it should be.

The same can be said for the system of Central Banks which enslave the world. They’re privately owned regardless of names such as The Federal Reserve and a few hours research will show quite how and when these entities came into being.

 

 

'seek and you will find' is always under attack

 

If your site is considered dubious, dangerous, deranged – take your pick – you’ll be closed down. It’s happening now and the idea of free speech is denied in the process. Without free speech democracy is a sham.

Who decides what is dubious, dangerous or deranged – not you or I – and why is it that political free speech is targeted but porn is not? – rhetorical question, of course, but closing down sites doesn’t close down thought.

Awhile ago I was involved with a site on which many subjects not normally touched were discussed. One was the holocaust, a subject to which the ‘far right’ - by which I mean the modern day fascists - are drawn. Some deny the holocaust itself, others question the numbers killed and others will suggest that the Zionists were largely responsible for the deaths in order to gain sympathy for the concept of a Jewish State. Much of what was written was ‘hate speech’, pure and simple, and my input was perhaps more rational or balanced than the ‘I hate …’ comments. The point being that I probably changed nobody’s mind about the subject but who knows? …. either way that murky subject will continue to be discussed and I’d rather see it happen openly than otherwise. I have to add that holocausts aren’t a Jewish matter, Cambodia, Rwanda come to mind as equally deserving of the name ‘holocaust’ …. and, of course, a slow holocaust continues to happen to the Palestinians and it’s playing with words to suggest otherwise.

Fascists – ah – there’s a label few appreciate being called but how else are those who favour a totalitarian order within society to be described. The irony here is that fascists swarm to the higher levels of politics like flies to a carcass. Neo Nazi thugs may make the news by their presence on the streets but their counterparts are often the well dressed politicians disguising themselves as ‘Democrats’ or ‘Republicans.’

Not so?

 

 

 

behind the lies - the truth

 

 

Australian Prime Minister humiliates Tribal leaders yet again

 

2018 and we’re still talking here in Australia about a treaty for Aboriginal people. Our Prime Minister recently embraced ‘Same Sex Marriage’ and the mood of the people was such that it would have been political suicide to not embrace that concept. I didn’t. I would have supported a ‘Same Sex Union’ but that wasn’t the question asked in the referendum and it doesn’t make me a bigot to have voted ‘No.’ We’ve since had calls for getting rid of such words as ‘He’ and ‘She’, ‘Wife’, ‘Mother’ …. and all in the name of what? Respect? Diversity? – the nonsense spouted on the mainstream news by a woman calling for such change was that this was to do with ‘respect’ – she followed up that inane comment with this ‘ … and you can’t have too much respect.’ Hmm.

The point here is that we had a referendum about ‘Same sex marriage’ and the debate was basically non-existent although the emotional angst was palpable – non-existent in respect to debate but only because most had already come to a position and debate wasn’t going to change much but, nonetheless, we did have a referendum at the very same time that Aboriginal people were asking for a treaty and for a voice in Parliament. Admittedly, a ‘voice’ could mean anything and it’s the detail which matters but the silence from all those voices so passionately talking about respect and inclusion was deafening and our Prime Minister dismissed the idea in an insulting manner - the Australian people wouldn’t ‘go for it.’

How could he know such a thing. Now the issue of a ‘voice’ and a treaty is being raised yet again and I hope that all that weight of resources which went into the ‘same sex marriage’ - ‘it’s all about inclusion’ subject will manifest on behalf of those who have truly been excluded and denied their proper place within our society.

As it stands and as of this day our present Prime Minister has again dismissed the idea of a referendum.

 

fire, flood, maintaining a balance

 

Drought covers much of Australia while a small town fights a battle which common sense suggests shouldn’t exist.

“Every week, water miners pump hundreds of thousands of litres of groundwater from beneath the tiny town of Stanley in the Australian state of Victoria. They then truck it away to be bottled and sold by one of the world’s largest beverage companies: Asahi.( Owner of Schweppes.)

There are no rivers in Stanley. Groundwater is all they have to maintain the fruit and nut orchards which have been the town's livelihood for over a century.

 The community of Stanley is fighting to protect their water from corporate greed but they need help.”

 There is a petition which I’ve signed – don’t know quite how to provide that link but it can be found. As much to the point is, how is it possible that this can occur? There couldn’t have been community consultation.

 When it comes to travel, which many would love to do but don’t have the resources, I’ve been watching Praveen Mohan’s wonderful Phenomenal Travel videos. The attention to both detail and history throughout India is a delight. Brien Foerster does much the same with South America and the Middle East. It all contributes to the sense of wonder which is all too easy to lose. China remains a mystery and I wish there were a Chinese version of Praveen or Brien to unveil that country. Its civilisation has given us the I Ching which, in turn, has given me much to contemplate and to help when it comes to developing my character – ongoing of course.

 Cliff High and his ‘Half past human’ insights don’t much interest me when it comes to bitcoin and the like – too academic a subject if one doesn’t have the resources - but the man’s range of interests and sense of humour is … nourishing.

 The Satin Bower birds, the King Parrots, Eastern Rosellas, Magpies and Currawongs fly in most mornings to drink and bathe in the small fountain, to eat a bit of seed and to delight my spirit. I’ve got the water to keep the garden alive and, eventually, the rain will arrive, hopefully in gentle fashion rather than flood.

 Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth keep alive that subject with online seminars which continue to show, in detail, how the official story doesn’t compute. I’ll put one of their videos below.

 

 

architects and engineers

 

 

why do flowers bloom in winter

 

The bigger picture is quite different for each of us. If I’m homeless my concerns are immediate, smart meters with the real health implications involved are of no concern if I don’t have a wall upon which the meter is to be attached.

Weather modification whether by cloud seeding or other means is a reality but not mentioned in the mainstream media. Fracking, apart from deeply fracturing the ground, poses a real threat to the quality and purity of the water in underground aquifers and it doesn’t matter that some head of a company reassures the public if, in fact, those reassurances are meaningless once the damage is done – and cannot be undone. This isn’t a minor concern and a quick look on Google Earth at the breathtaking extent of fracking operations in the mid west of the U.S.A. will show the bigger picture regarding that particular detail – ‘dutchsinse’ on youtube with his earthquake forecast invariably shows these fracking operations because small earthquakes often occur at these locations.

The bigger picture? In what area? Thunderbolts.org have some wonderful information regarding the electric universe and its implications, implications which profoundly alter our accepted picture of the wider universe.

I was recently able to confirm the existence of a real historical King Arthur, a King of what is now called Glamorgan, in South Wales, who lived in the mid five hundreds and whose existence is written into the Llandaff Charters of which Google have an English translation. That fact hasn’t altered the prevailing view of a legendary King Arthur perhaps based near Glastonbury and one can only wonder why but not really – too much vested interest in maintaining the established view. Too many books written with reputations at risk, too big an established tourist industry and ‘ancient’ British history is a subject best left alone in the view of the ‘powers that be.’ This isn’t a matter of conspiracy theory or some desperate belief but of fact. Why isn’t the existence of a real King Arthur not more widely known if an hour or two of research by me could uncover that fact?

It wasn’t research into King Arthur that interested me but rather an interest into early British history itself. From that comes an interest into the authors who so often get quoted – Gildas, Nennius, Bede, Caesar, Tacitus  – what did they say?

And all the while megalithic structures stand as witness, all over the globe, to a civilisation which precedes the established view which states that prior to ten to twelve thousand years ago mankind had achieved very little apart from a hunter/gatherer lifestyle. Who built these precise fantastic structures and why use such massive blocks of stone in polygonal shapes?  It does tend to make them earthquake proof by virtue of the fact that they’re still standing and then later cultures have built upon these foundations.

All this is in the material world and my life experience indicates that the material world is not ‘the be all and end all.’  

There is a battle being waged upon mankind in which the participants aren’t necessarily aware of the battle or of the dangers inherent in the technologies now being applied. It may sound absurd to suggest that mobile phones have never had a ‘tick of approval’ – but how could they when the health ramifications take years to manifest and, thus, the studies just haven’t been done. Too much money involved and it’s all so convenient and if it turns out that the next generation have had their reproductive systems compromised there’ll be no-one held accountable and those who believe that the planet is over populated will breath a quiet sigh of relief.

I could go on regarding the moves to a one world government but ‘enough said.’ The Federal Reserve certainly sounds as though it were a governmental institution – it’s not, it’s privately owned and always has been but the sly title suggests otherwise. It’s the same for every Central Bank and the financial woes of the world are directly sheeted home to this odious reality. Not one politician will talk about this and it’s as though it were just a fact of life which shouldn’t be questioned.

Still no rain here and remarkable it is that flowers bloom in winter and birds have cause to sing.

 

 

belief, non belief and disbelief

 

I’d mentioned a UFO experience – nothing too startling - and quickly realised that the subject held no interest, apart from politeness, to my companion. I don’t really understand the ‘why’ of that but I do accept that ‘Are we alone in the Universe?’ is of no interest at all to many. Other, more earthly, matters consign alien existence to the fringe of life experience or interest.

To me it’s not a matter of belief or non belief but, regardless of my own experience, the evidence is there for those who care to look, in both the modern world and in history, that ‘we’ve been visited’ and probably so for aeons. As to alien motive, good, bad, indifferent, I have no knowledge nor belief by which to form opinion.

The same companion later casually stated that he’s an atheist, a statement which stopped me in my tracks. If he’d said he was agnostic I wouldn’t have ‘turned a hair’ – agnostic implies ‘don’t know’ whereas atheist implies a knowledge that there is no God. How can one be certain of such a huge negative – atheism relies on belief not experience just as religion can do the same.

Perhaps the saving grace of most religions is not to be found in the differing dogmas but in the focus upon ethical behaviour.

There is the statement, common on the internet – ‘Everything you’ve been told is a lie.’ An absurd statement and a lie in itself but it gains a certain currency precisely because a great deal actually is a lie, a half truth, a deception – ‘smoke and mirrors.’ I’m not suggesting that I have the big picture or anything close to it – it doesn’t matter to me whether my friend is agnostic, atheist or a believer in some version of Divine intelligence. It does matter that he’s ethical – words like ‘spiritual’ have less meaning for me than ‘ethical.’

Strange it is that belief is unavoidable, subtle though it be. Bringing this back to the prosaic, the ordinary and I go to buy a magic kit, as a birthday present, from an online store only to find that payment is accepted but no goods arrive and there’s actually nothing I can do about it apart from fire off some emails which, thus far, have had no effect.

Couldn’t quite believe it but specific experience does give one knowledge which, in turn, trumps belief. A certain wry humour in that and not too costly a lesson.

 

 

the drums of war are out of tune

 

Clouds in the sky give hope of rain. It’s dry as a bone and has been for long enough for ‘drought’ to be reality for those over the mountains and away from the coastal strip.

The sun zooms through space at some fantastic speed and while the planets do, in fact, orbit our parent star, those orbits would give a picture – if one could stand outside and just look - closer to a corkscrew motion as we move rather than the static picture we’re use to seeing when the solar system is imaged.

As space isn’t empty vacuum but is full of galactic energies it stands to reason that our planet is likewise subject to changing conditions as our star travels through different areas of space.

I don’t know how much of ‘climate change’ is due to the actions of mankind or, perhaps, how much may be dependent upon the energy received from the sun or from space itself.

I do know that our currently accepted paradigm has yet to accept that the universe is electric and that, if this be fact, then much of what is also accepted now as truth may turn out to be false. It’s not as though this hasn’t happened over and over again.

Be that as it may, mankind has been ruthlessly careless when it comes to stewardship of the planet … mainly through corporate greed rather than individual lack of action. Can’t get too despondent about the way things are at this moment – change, paradoxically, IS the only constant we have.

Meanwhile ‘regime change’, ‘spy versus spy’ and other nonsense wearies the world.

Much to the delight of my next door neighbours’ teenager, I found a batch of Mad magazines while browsing the local Op shop for Homer, Plato, Herodotus and other ancient writers. Got to keep a sense of proportion … and some sense of humour.

 

tweedledum and tweedledee

 

There’s something cartoonish about the froth and bubble which now masquerades as world affairs. Words such as ‘treason’ and ‘traitor’ which had all but disappeared from use have reappeared.

Muddle, meddle and muddy the waters swirl through political discourse and it’s almost bewildering to witness the howls of outrage from the political establishment in the U.S.A. regarding Russia – America has never stopped meddling in the affairs of other countries. As to whether or not Russia has attempted to influence American elections – so what? Are Americans so stupid that their collective votes were so easily influenced?

‘Divide and conquer’ doesn’t stop. I don’t have to dig too deep to see how divided we are now, as a society, about so many issues. A relative of mine expresses disgust about President Putin while I’ve watched him via the Oliver Stone interviews and other sources including watching him sit down with school age teenagers for an hour and more and in every case he’s made sense and talked with intelligence. I can’t think of one Western leader who has done likewise.

As to Putin being ex KGB … hmm … George Bush Senior was head of the CIA before becoming President. Where’s the issue, what’s the problem? None that I can see.

Donald Trump lies so often that he doesn’t appear to notice and ‘double down’ enters the vocabulary as Trump attacks those who point out his lying rather than just apologise and ‘move on.’

Hilary Clinton has a more than troubled past and I wouldn’t trust her as far as I could throw her. It’s in that context that the cartoonish aspect of American politics comes to mind ….. Tweedledum and Tweedledee – characters from ‘Alice through the looking glass’ gave the world that woeful choice of leadership we now inherit.

Notwithstanding the winter cold and lack of rain, flowers appear, bulbs push up through the earth and life continues – doesn’t miss a beat. The grandchild is old enough now to appreciate a magic kit for an upcoming birthday. Although the terrific local toyshop has long gone, they do have a web presence under the name ‘Weirder the better’ … sort of sums up the state of the world in a very cheerful manner.

 

 

a man of constant sorrow

 

It’s been going on for so long – what is achieved, what’s the point, the purpose, the end result? Is it the war on terror? How can that ever be won when terror knows no country, no borders.

Here’s the issue, to my mind. The Project for the New American Century, written and proposed prior to the year 2000, was concerned with America having ‘total spectrum dominance’ in order to maintain its position as the pre-eminent power in the world.

Regime change was deemed necessary in the following countries.

Libya, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Lebanon, Sudan and North Korea.

The population of the U.S.A. would not be willing, nor would America’s allies, to go to war without something of the magnitude of 9/11 prompting such a move.

Because Bin Laden was immediately seen as the culprit the war started in Afghanistan. It took very little time to start a war in Iraq – a country which had nothing to do with 9/11.

The point here is not a lesson in history but that 9/11 was the catalyst that changed the world – and not for the better - and that catalyst requires the closest scrutiny.

Bear with me here. The laws of physics, as they apply to freefall, were broken if the official story is accepted. That point can’t be ignored nor can the other inconsistencies of that day. I haven’t ignored them and have done the research needed to conclude that 9/11 was planned to a degree impossible for a bunch of bearded terrorists who could barely fly a Cessna to achieve.

This doesn’t imply that all levels of the U.S. government were involved but that an entity now known as the Deep State does exist and it is in that direction that the cause and implementation of the events of 9/11 needs be pursued.

It’s happened and those countries earlier named are either destroyed or disabled. This, in turn, leads to waves of dispossessed people threatening the stability of the countries in Europe to which they, of necessity, turn.

The weather forecast here in Australia is as bright and breezy as the weather itself and hardly mentions that ‘a good day for the beach’ is cold comfort to a country largely in drought. Here in the mountains the only rain comes in the form of frost and there’s a parallel here in the state of world affairs.

In the garden here I’m bringing in some good quality soil which I’ll water in before adding a light blanket of sugar cane mulch. Snowdrops and daffodils appear beneath the Treeferns – these slow growing Treeferns have been around for millions of years and are, I believe, the only tree to have the trunk also serving as the root. This means that the trunk can be sawed off and replanted and will, after it gets over the shock, regrow. Although nothing regrows from on top of the sawed off base, other Treeferns will appear from around that base. Truly remarkable and somewhat similar to the ability of people to endure a severe transplanting.

Fake news, false flags and propaganda – no wonder that mainstream media ceases to be, generally speaking, a genuine source of real information.

If indeed there is such an entity as the Deep State which has an agenda in which not only you and I but whole societies are seen as no more than collateral damage then it’s useful to be aware and to continue with the process of education.

It’s slightly warmer outside and time to mulch the garden beds. I’ve hardly touched the guitar for months but am enjoying learning the song from ‘O Brother Where Art thou?’ – ‘A man of constant sorrow’ which, oddly enough, is a cheerful song in that rendition and lifts the spirit into something akin to joy.

 

solar system history

 

 

waving false flags

 

I don’t know, of course, the machinations, the dirty tricks that one country uses against another but there are some things that are fairly well known. That the Americans had ‘Operation Northwoods’ as a way in which Cuba could be attacked is well known. That ‘The Project for a New American Century’ was a reality and required regime change throughout the Middle East – and which is still occurring – explains a great deal.

That Britain sells arms to Saudi Arabia is well known. That Israel attacked the U.S.S. Liberty is also known. My point is not that these countries are inherently evil in intent but that ‘false flags’ are part of the way in which nations operate. ‘Freedom’ has nothing to do with any of it.

If Russia wished to kill some ex-spy, common sense would suggest that it be done in a quiet and simple manner and not by the use of a nerve agent which could easily be traced back to its country of origin.

If, on the other hand, Britain had reason to smear Russia then the use of a nerve agent which, no doubt, Britain has stocks of would serve the purpose.

When Syria was accused of using chemical weapons, where was the proof that the Syrian government would employ such a stupid tactic against its own people and in a war in which there was prospect of success? There was none. But the idea that Syria did the deed did sway public opinion elsewhere and served other purposes.

Russia, due to the Soccer World Cup, has been seen by most as a pleasant country with as decent a people as one would find anywhere on the planet so what purpose would it serve for Russia to …. ah well … no doubt you can follow this train of thought.

False flags and a need to demonise an enemy are very much part of the way things are. As to why our governments continue to buy into this woeful approach to world affairs is another matter but as the truth about 9/11 and the truth about the Federal Reserve and our system of Central Banks is ignored with absolute indifference by both governments and media then perhaps the answer lies in self preservation regardless of the cost.

‘My Country - right or wrong’ is an odious sentiment. If the government is wrong then changing it doesn’t alter the country itself nor the people but it does change the direction.

I know this is all very simple but I’m fed up with false flags and fake news while life gets tougher for most and with no good purpose served.

Bit of an afterthought but false flags are part of the beautiful game too - which soccer certainly is - and it's only by the scrutiny of the various cameras that these are now being picked up.

'Scrutiny' - word of the day.

 

 

 

fracking - the breathtaking extent of it in the U.S.A

 

 

Guilt by Association

 

Guilt by association? When reading Tacitus regarding the Roman Empire at a time when dictatorial rulers came and went, around the time of Christ, Tacitus pulls no punches about the way in which ‘good men and true’ were either murdered or were drawn in as witnesses to the horrors which surrounded them. Not mute witnesses but made to applaud in public or be seen as an enemy of the State and suffer the consequences. A dreadful time in which to live.

Nothing much changes although the evil that men do at the highest levels of government usually remains hidden from public view. Bribery, compromise, self interest and threat remain the methods by which power is maintained and I’m not saying anything here which is new.

It used to take awhile for information to leak out until recently when the internet opened up channels unknown to previous generations. All the more important then to use propaganda, often now called fake news, to confuse or to at least provide doubt about subjects which would disturb the population.

I can’t underestimate the value of humour in these grim times. The wonderful John Clarke is sadly no longer with us. He was an Australian/New Zealander ‘gem’ who teamed up with Bryan Dawe to produce three minute productions which have stood the test of time.

An astute relative surprised me recently by being certain that the Federal Reserve was a government agency when a cursory search will reveal that all Central Banks are privately owned regardless of the curtain of misinformation surrounding them.

Clarke and Dawe do a wonderful piece on Quantitative Easing – printing money out of thin air – well worth the look. James Corbett does a serious expose on the Federal Reserve. Hopefully both pieces will be of interest and are placed below.

 

 

Clarke and Dawe - Quantitative Easing

 

 

the History of the Federal Reserve

 

 

symbols of an alien sky

 

 

origins in question

 

Isaac Newton and Immanuel Velikovsky have more in common than just being brilliant and erudite in many fields. Both had problems with the dating system by which we gauge history. I didn’t know this until recently, basically because I hadn’t given any real thought to this aspect of time although it should be self evident that those who lived before Christ didn’t date their histories with B.C and A.D. in mind – how could they? - and while we now use B.C.E. and C.E. – Before Common Era and Common Era - instead of B.C. and A.D., the basic idea of ‘Before Christ’ and ‘Anno Domini’ still apply.

The Chinese have a different dating system as does the Jewish faith as does Rome, India, Egypt and all other cultures but, nonetheless and for the sake of convenience, the birth of Christ still remains in use as the first year of the Common Era.

I have problems reconciling the beautifully constructed megalithic structures which, to this day, stand mute witness against the idea that civilisation began within the last ten thousand years and that, prior to that, mankind was nomadic and survived by hunting and gathering.

This isn’t the issue that Newton and Velikovsky address. Their puzzle was the attempt to reconcile Egyptian history with the history of the neighbouring countries. This is important because Egyptian history goes back 5000 years or so and other histories use this period to date their own histories. If there is error with Egyptian dating then this affects the timelines that are still accepted as true.

In essence Velikovsky comes to the conclusion that there are six centuries of Egyptian history which don’t actually exist, that Ramses II lived at the end of the 7th century B.C. , not the 13th century B.C. and was identical with the Pharaoh Necho II of the scriptures.

Velikovsky’s work is so detailed that my eyes glaze over under the weight of minute evidence he presents. I’ve read and reread his ‘Worlds in Collision’ and ‘Earth in Upheaval’ which are easy to read and just as detailed as his ‘Ages in Chaos ’ but which don’t require a prior detailed knowledge.

Did Newton come to the same conclusion regarding Egyptian history? Not to the same degree but he did contract Greek history by five hundred years and Egyptian history by a thousand years.

As I’m a student rather than a scholar I’m content to recognise that even the use of the word ‘ancient’ is problematic. Aboriginal culture goes back many tens of thousands of years and gets pushed back further as the days go by. They aren’t perhaps the only peoples who lived in Australia many thousands of years ago but that’s another story.

My interest in these matters started off, innocently enough, by curiosity regarding my own Welsh background and a British history which some believe goes back to a mass migration, originally from Ur, a city/state in the region of Sumer, Southern Mesopotamia, in what is now Southern Iraq and whose people settled for a time near Troy before moving north to eventually reach Britain.

This history, accepted without question until the early 1800’s, was then discarded ostensibly because Troy was held to be legend and not fact. Political reasons were more to the point – the American War of Independence and the French Revolution were uppermost in the minds of the ‘powers that be’ in Britain, ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite rebellion was only decades old and a history more suitable to those powers was needed. The Hanoverian kings of Britain were not secure on their thrones. Context explains a great deal.

Education is ongoing and the battle between the implications of new discoveries and the interests of the status quo is ruthless and has nothing to do with the unvarnished truth.

The background story to the attempts to stifle Velikovsky’s work is a case in point. The same can be said regarding the proponents of an Electric Universe as opposed to those who deny or ignore it. The same ridicule is applied to the subject of UFO’s and the same prejudice is applied to the works of Alan Wilson and Baram Blackett regarding ancient British history.

I’ve established to my own satisfaction that the Llandaff Charters, which they reference, do indeed mention a King Arthur – a King of Glamorgan who lived in the mid five hundreds A.D.. As to an earlier King Arthur who lived in the mid three hundreds A.D., I’ve had to take their word for it but ‘their word’ is detailed and backed up by fact.

There is the matter of the Coelbren alphabet which they maintain is not only real but is inscribed on standing stones throughout Britain and elsewhere. As they’re written in Welsh then it stands to reason that they would be incomprehensible to a non Welsh speaker. The reality of such an alphabet is denied by mainstream opinion and is said to originate in the late eighteenth century by the literary forger Edward Williams, best known as Iolo Morganwg.

To suggest that Iolo Morganwg was just a literary forger tarnishes, by implication, all of his body of work but, more to the point in my mind, either the alphabet exists or it doesn’t. Either the alphabet is carved on standing stones which predate Iolo and which Alan Wilson claims to have translated or Alan Wilson lies. I get no sense that Alan is a liar nor that he has any reason at all to put into question all of his research by such a claim.

I don’t speak, read or write in Welsh but there is a body of work available to those who do know the language. Much has been destroyed and, no doubt, more will be revealed but, for me thus far, I have to rely on the works of others, some of whom wrote within those early times and Tacitus is one such writer. Surprisingly easy to read, he doesn’t reveal much about the Britain of the times just before and after Christ. Neither does Julius Caesar – I have to read ‘between the lines’ to recognise that if the Britons were well versed in the use of chariots then roads rather than tracks would have been a ‘given’ and thus a well ordered society can be assumed. The Molmutine Laws predate Christ by, perhaps, centuries and are well worth the reading.

I don’t have the resources to physically travel the world – my recent trip to Britain was a gift - and I’m grateful to the internet for furnishing me with an alternative. Youtube, for all its faults, provides a great deal and I post a video below in which Alan Wilson talks about early British history.

 

 

early British history

 

 

to some real extent earthquake activity can be predicted

 

6.1 earthquake at Osaka and the USGS have reported it but not at that magnitude. It’s not unusual for the USGS to ignore, downplay magnitude or not report earthquakes. Their premise is that earthquakes can’t be predicted and, therefore, there would be no great urgency in reporting any earthquake – it’s of academic interest and of no other real significance.

It’s a woefully inadequate approach to earthquakes, both smug and patronising. Having watched Dutchsinse present his observations regarding earthquake activity, which he’s done on a daily basis for years, it’s apparent that the USGS regularly downplays magnitudes and have actually done a great deal to harm Dutchsinse and his work.

Rather than suggest that earthquakes cannot be predicted, Dutchsinse suggests that the force which travels just below the mantle, leaving earthquakes in its wake, can indeed be predicted and his earthquake forecasts bear this out.

He does a weekly forecast based on what has occurred within the previous few days. I’ll leave his latest weekly forecast video below

 

Dutchsinse and earthquake forecasting

 

 

Gender specific words

 

An attack, for that’s what it is, on the use of gender specific words is taking place in our universities and schools. ‘He says’, ‘she says’ ‘mother’ and other words descriptive of reality are now seen as divisive.

Not long ago, here in Australia, we had the same sex marriage debate which never was a debate as insults got hurled at anyone who dared to suggest that ‘same sex marriage’ was not the question actually being debated.

If I’d been asked if I was in favour of gays and lesbians having equal rights when it comes to issues such as inheritance I would have said ‘yes’ but this wasn’t the question being asked.

If I’d been asked if gays and lesbians should have the right to a union recognised by law and which was similar to a marriage I would have said ‘yes’ but, again, this wasn’t the question being asked.

If I’d been asked if I was in favour of redefining marriage entirely I would have said ‘no.’

The question being asked was ‘Are you in favour of same sex marriage’ which simplified the issue neatly without the need for thought.

A huge amount of resources was poured into this issue with much being made of the word ‘discrimination.’ I am pretty much alone within my extended family in seeing that there was more to this issue than an appeal to end discrimination.

And so it is …. ‘The gender fairy’, which is a book within the libraries of primary schools, suggests that ‘When a baby is born the doctor tells you whether you’re a boy or a girl.’ This is playing with words and a twisting of the truth. The doctor doesn’t tell you anything other than what your genitals suggest.

Not all traditions are worth keeping. Most would not be in favour of slavery yet it existed without much debate. As to whether slavery ever ended – that’s another matter and I’d suggest that our system of Central banks has ensured that slavery continues but under another name.

Oh for a time in which a person is judged not by the colour of their skin but by their character. Nobody suggests that colour of skin should be made invisible – that’s something that physically can’t happen. Women who dress as men, men who want to become women …. ‘The Life of Brian’ could not now be made due to political correctness. What a loss to diversity that would be.

I don’t care whether someone is gay or lesbian – it’s never been an issue whereas character is, and it’s worth mentioning that once I played my music in a restaurant where two groups of people were celebrating Christmas. One group was the local Rotary group and the other was a local Gay and Lesbian group. There was no difference between the two groups either in dress or behaviour.

I do sometimes wonder why I write when this site was set up primarily to place my songs but circumstances are always in state of change – and paradoxically, ‘change’ is the only ‘constant’ that we have.

 

 

did anyone call 911 on 9/11?

 

There are millions alive now for whom the events of 9/11 are history. If you were a child in 2001, you’d be perhaps, now, no older than your early twenties. If you were a child then, your parents would probably have kept the anguish of those days from your innocent minds.

The sad truths of those days are that very few saw the events unfold in quite the same way I did. Coming home, late at night, from an evening shift here in Australia, I’d turned on the 24 hour news channel just after the first plane struck. It was the morning there and the night here. The news services were focussed on that first tower and the terrible accident which had just occurred. Then the second plane struck and all knew that it was no accident.

Shock and awe set in and few watched as I did, for hour after hour, as the towers fell into their own footprint at close to freefall speed and, thus, fell by controlled demolition. It’s basic ‘Laws of Physics’ that freefall can only occur if all impediments are removed. It’s as simple as that. But ‘shock and awe’ displaced critical thinking.

Then a forty seven story building, Building Seven, within the same complex – not hit by any plane – also collapsed at freefall speed into its own footprint.

Hour after hour I watched as the Pentagon got hit, as a plane went down in Shanksville, as Larry Silverstein got interviewed about Building Seven and let slip that the decision had been made to ‘pull it.’

I really did think, in that first day, that it would be only a day or so before America and the world asked the hard questions.

It didn’t happen. Even now most Americans don’t know that there WAS a Building Seven. To this day, not one photograph of a plane hitting the Pentagon has been made public.

What – no cameras around the Pentagon?

For years I’ve followed the research of the many Architects and Engineers who dispute the official story. They’re not the only ones who raise questions but the truth is unpalatable and few have the courage to accept that a monstrous conspiracy did, in fact, occur.

The very word ‘conspiracy’ cannot be uttered without ‘theory’ being added to it however conspiracies have always existed just as secrets are kept – sometimes for good reason – but no-one talks about ‘secret theory’, it sounds as absurd as it actually is.

It was from those events that the wars in the Middle East started, continue to this day and result in societies being utterly destroyed and wave after wave of homeless refugees pouring into a Europe that can scarcely look after itself.

It mattered then and matters now. The video below examines the planes rather than the buildings. Perhaps the information is new to you.

 

 

9/11 the planes ... and more

 

 

history is a muddy field

 

Now that my month of travel is over I have the time to do some checking regarding the facts or otherwise mentioned in ‘The Holy Kingdom,’ the book I used as a roadmap of sorts while journeying around parts of Britain.

It’s easy to read and an ‘eye opener’ regarding ‘ancient’ Britain and the reality of not one but two King Arthurs. The researchers are Alan Wilson and Baram Blackett who have written other books about this subject but those books are very expensive to buy if you can find them. Adrian Gilbert co-authored ‘The Holy Kingdom’, which isn’t a title that Alan Wilson was fond of and that bit of information I’ve got from watching Alan being interviewed. I understand why Alan was a bit dubious about that title but I also understand why Adrian would want a ‘snappy’ sort of title, one easy to remember much as his book ‘Blood of Avalon’ is titled. As an aside, ‘Blood of Avalon’ is really well researched, Adrian knows his subject.

Back to the reality of the two King Arthurs and the times in which they lived. The Dark Ages are ‘dark’ because there’s so little written information about those times. Julius Caesar writes in clear manner about the Gallic Wars but apart from some information about the Druids in Germany I haven’t read his writing about Britain as yet. Tacitus gets mentioned as a source regarding Britain and I’ve read his work on Britain and Germany but its subject matter is more to do with his father in law, Agricola, his character and deeds than with Britain itself. Useful but not very specific for my purpose.

Gildas, Nennius and Bede are other sources but while Gildas lived contemporaneously with the second King Arthur – the mid 500’s – Nennius wrote in the ninth century and Bede wrote in the early 700’s. I haven’t as yet read Nennius but do have Bede’s writing but thought I’d look at Gildas first because he’s so often quoted.

 

Searching the web for translations of Gildas, I found one and read through it with some disappointment. When it comes to early Britain I’ve found many people who quote Gildas without actually giving a quote – in other words, ‘Gildas says …’

Gildas says very little about Britain. The majority of his ‘On the ruin and conquest of Britain’ is no different to a rant from a ‘hell fire and brimstone’ sermon. Perhaps there are other translations or perhaps he wrote some other work that I’m yet to find.

Gildas does mention a famine but doesn’t mention a cause. He also mentions fire crossing the land which could be seen as referring to the Saxons but could also be referring to a comet or meteor which is mentioned elsewhere if one searches but may not have been something that Gildas was aware of. The following is all that Gildas says about Britain.

II. THE HISTORY

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The island of Britain, situated on almost the utmost border of the earth, towards the south and west, and poised in the divine balance, as it is said, which supports the whole world, stretches out from the south-west towards the north pole, and is eight hundred miles long and two hundred broad,[3] except where the headlands of sundry promontories stretch farther into the sea. It is surrounded by the ocean, which forms winding bays, and is strongly defended by this ample, and, if I may so call it, impassable barrier, save on the south side, where the narrow sea affords a passage to Belgic Gaul. It is enriched by the mouths of two noble rivers, the Thames and the Severn, as it were two arms, by which foreign luxuries were of old imported, and by other streams of less importance. It is famous for eight and twenty cities, and is embellished by certain castles, with walls, towers, well barred gates, and houses with threatening battlements built on high, and provided with all requisite instruments of defence. Its plains are spacious, its hills are pleasantly situated, adapted for superior tillage, and its mountains are admirably calculated for the alternate pasturage of cattle, where flowers of various colours, trodden by the feet of man, give it the appearance of a lovely picture. It is decked, like a man's chosen bride, with divers jewels, with lucid fountains and abundant brooks wandering over the snow white sands; with transparent rivers, flowing in gentle murmurs, and offering a sweet pledge of slumber[4] to those who recline upon their banks, whilst it is irrigated by abundant lakes, which pour forth cool torrents of refreshing water.

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This island, stiff-necked and stubborn-minded, from the time of its being first inhabited, ungratefully rebels, sometimes against God, sometimes against her own citizens, and frequently also, against foreign kings and their subjects. For what can there either be, or be committed, more disgraceful or more unrighteous in human affairs, than to refuse to show fear to God or affection to one's own countrymen, and (without detriment to one's faith) to refuse due honour to those of higher dignity, to cast off all regard to reason, human and divine, and, in contempt of heaven and earth, to be guided by one's own sensual inventions? I shall, therefore, omit those ancient errors common to all the nations of the earth, in which, before Christ came in the flesh, all mankind were bound; nor shall I enumerate those diabolical idols of my country, which almost surpassed in number those of Egypt, and of which we still see some mouldering away within or without the deserted temples, with stiff and deformed features as was customary. Nor will I call out upon the mountains, fountains, or hills, or upon the rivers, which now are subservient to the use of men, but once were an abomination and destruction to them, and to which the blind people paid divine honour. I shall also pass over the bygone times of our cruel tyrants, whose notoriety was spread over to far distant countries; so that Porphyry, that dog who in the east was always so fierce against the church, in his mad and vain style added this also, that "Britain is a land fertile in tyrants."[5] I will only endeavour to relate the evils which Britain suffered in the times of the Roman emperors, and also those which she caused to distant states; but so far as lies in my power, I shall not follow the writings and records of my own country, which (if there ever were any of them) have been consumed in the fires of the enemy, or have accompanied my exiled countrymen into distant lands, but be guided by the relations of foreign writers, which, being broken and interrupted in many places are therefore by no means clear.

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For when the rulers of Rome had obtained the empire of the world, subdued all the neighbouring nations and islands towards the east, and strengthened their renown by the first peace which they made with the Parthians, who border on India, there was a general cessation from war throughout the whole world; the fierce flame which they kindled could not be extinguished or checked by the Western Ocean, but passing beyond the sea, imposed submission upon our island without resistance, and entirely reduced to obedience its unwarlike but faithless people, not so much by fire and sword and warlike engines, like other nations, but threats alone, and menaces of judgments frowning on their countenance, whilst terror penetrated to their hearts.

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When afterwards they returned to Rome, for want of pay, as is said, and had no suspicion of an approaching rebellion, that deceitful lioness[6] put to death the rulers who had been left among them, to unfold more fully and to confirm the enterprises of the Romans. When the report of these things reached the senate, and they with a speedy army made haste to take vengeance on the crafty foxes,[7] as they called them, there was no bold navy on the sea to fight bravely for the country; by land there was no marshalled army, no right wing of battle, nor other preparation for resistance; but their backs were their shields against their vanquishers, and they presented their necks to their swords, whilst chill terror ran through every limb, and they stretched out their hands to be bound, like women; so that it has become a proverb far and wide, that the Britons are neither brave in war nor faithful in time of peace.

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The Romans, therefore, having slain many of the rebels, and reserved others for slaves, that the land might not be entirely reduced to desolation, left the island, destitute as it was of wine and oil, and returned to Italy, leaving behind them taskmasters, to scourge the shoulders of the natives, to reduce their necks to the yoke, and their soil to the vassalage of a Roman province; to chastise the crafty race, not with warlike weapons, but with rods, and if necessary to gird upon their sides the naked sword, so that it was no longer thought to be Britain, but a Roman island; and all their money, whether of copper, gold, or silver, was stamped with Caesar's image.

8

Meanwhile these islands, stiff with cold and frost, and in a distant region of the world, remote from the visible sun, received the beams of light, that is, the holy precepts of Christ, the true Sun, showing to the whole world his splendour, not only from the temporal firmament, but from the height of heaven, which surpasses every thing temporal, at the latter part, as we know, of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, by whom his religion was propagated without impediment, and death threatened to those who interfered with its professors.

9

These rays of light were received with lukewarm minds by the inhabitants, but they nevertheless took root among some of them in a greater or less degree, until the nine years' persecution of the tyrant Diocletian, when the churches throughout the whole world were overthrown, all the copies of the Holy Scriptures which could be found burned in the streets, and the chosen pastors of God's flock butchered, together with their innocent sheep, in order that not a vestige, if possible, might remain in some provinces of Christ's religion. What disgraceful flights then took place-what slaughter and death inflicted by way of punishment in divers shapes,—what dreadful apostacies from religion; and on the contrary, what glorious crowns of martyrdom then were won,—what raving fury was displayed by the persecutors, and patience on the part of the suffering saints, ecclesiastical history informs us; for the whole church were crowding in a body, to leave behind them the dark things of this world, and to make the best of their way to the happy mansions of heaven, as if to their proper home.

10

God, therefore, who wishes all men to be saved, and who calls sinners no less than those who think themselves righteous, magnified his mercy towards us, and, as we know, during the above-named persecution, that Britain might not totally be enveloped in the dark shades of night, he, of his own free gift, kindled up among us bright luminaries of holy martyrs, whose places of burial and of martyrdom, had they not for our manifold crimes been interfered with and destroyed by the barbarians, would have still kindled in the minds of the beholders no small fire of divine charity. Such were St. Alban of Verulam, Aaron and Julius, citizens of Carlisle,[8] and the rest, of both sexes, who in different places stood their ground in the Christian contest.

11

The first of these martyrs, St. Alban, for charity's sake saved another confessor who was pursued by his persecutors, and was on the point of being seized, by hiding him in his house, and then by changing clothes with him, imitating in this example of Christ, who laid down his life for his sheep, and exposing himself in the other's clothes to be pursued in his stead. So pleasing to God was this conduct, that between his confession and martyrdom, he was honoured with the performance of wonderful miracles in presence of the impious blasphemers who were carrying the Roman standards, and like the Israelites of old, who trod dry-foot an unfrequented path whilst the ark of the covenant stood some time on the sands in the midst of Jordan; so also the martyr, with a thousand others, opened a path across the noble river Thames, whose waters stood abrupt like precipices on either side; and seeing this, the first of his executors was stricken with awe, and from a wolf became a lamb; so that he thirsted for martyrdom, and boldly underwent that for which he thirsted. The other holy martyrs were tormented with divers sufferings, and their limbs were racked in such unheard of ways, that they, without delay, erected the trophies of their glorious martyrdom even in the gates of the city of Jerusalem. For those who survived, hid themselves in woods and deserts, and secret caves, waiting until God, who is the righteous judge of all, should reward their persecutors with judgment, and themselves with protection of their lives.

12

In less than ten years, therefore, of the above-named persecution, and when these bloody decrees began to fail in consequence of the death of their authors, all Christ's young disciples, after so long and wintry a night, begin to behold the genial light of heaven. They rebuild the churches, which had been levelled to the ground; they found, erect, and finish churches to the holy martyrs, and everywhere show their ensigns as token of their victory; festivals are celebrated and sacraments received with clean hearts and lips, and all the church's sons rejoice as it were in the fostering bosom of a mother. For this holy union remained between Christ their head and the members of his church, until the Arian treason, fatal as a serpent, and vomiting its poison from beyond the sea, caused deadly dissension between brothers inhabiting the same house, and thus, as if a road were made across the sea, like wild beasts of all descriptions, and darting the poison of every heresy from their jaws, they inflicted dreadful wounds upon their country, which is ever desirous to hear something new, and remains constant long to nothing.

13

At length also, new races of tyrants sprang up, in terrific numbers, and the island, still bearing its Roman name, but casting off her institutes and laws, sent forth among the Gauls that bitter scion of her own planting Maximus, with a great number of followers, and the ensigns of royalty, which he bore without decency and without lawful right, but in a tyrannical manner, and amid the disturbances of the seditious soldiery. He, by cunning arts rather than by valour, attaching to his rule, by perjury and falsehood, all the neighbouring towns and provinces, against the Roman state, extended one of his wings to Spain, the other to Italy, fixed the seat of his unholy government at Treves, and so furiously pushed his rebellion against his lawful emperors that he drove one of them out of Rome, and caused the other to terminate his most holy life. Trusting to these successful attempts, he not long after lost his accursed head before the walls of Aquileia, whereas he had before cut off the crowned heads of almost all the world.

14

After this, Britain is left deprived of all her soldiery and armed bands, of her cruel governors, and of the flower of her youth, who went with Maximus, but never again returned; and utterly ignorant as she was of the art of war, groaned in amazement for many years under the cruelty of two foreign nations—the Scots from the north-west, and the Picts from the north.

15

The Britons, impatient at the assaults of the Scots and Picts, their hostilities and dreadful oppressions, send ambassadors to Rome with letters, entreating in piteous terms the assistance of an armed band to protect them, and offering loyal and ready submission to the authority of Rome, if they only would expel their foes. A legion is immediately sent, forgetting their past rebellion, and provided sufficiently with arms. When they had crossed over the sea and landed, they came at once to close conflict with their cruel enemies, and slew great numbers of them. All of them were driven beyond the borders, and the humiliated natives rescued from the bloody slavery which awaited them. By the advice of their protectors, they now built a wall across the island from one sea to the other, which being manned with a proper force, might be a terror to the foes whom it was intended to repel, and a protection to their friends whom it covered. But this wall, being made of turf instead of stone, was of no use to that foolish people, who had no head to guide them.

16

The Roman legion had no sooner returned home in joy and triumph, than their former foes, like hungry and ravening wolves, rushing with greedy jaws upon the fold which is left without a shepherd, and wafted both by the strength of oarsmen and the blowing wind, break through the boundaries, and spread slaughter on every side, and like mowers cutting down the ripe corn, they cut up, tread under foot, and overrun the whole country.

17

And now again they send suppliant ambassadors, with their garments rent and their heads covered with ashes, imploring assistance from the Romans, and like timorous chickens, crowding under the protecting wings of their parents, that their wretched country might not altogether be destroyed, and that the Roman name, which now was but an empty sound to fill the ear, might not become a reproach even to distant nations. Upon this, the Romans, moved with compassion, as far as human nature can be, at the relations of such horrors, send forward, like eagles in their flight, their unexpected bands of cavalry by land and mariners by sea, and planting their terrible swords upon the shoulders of their enemies, they mow them down like leaves which fall at the destined period; and as a mountain-torrent swelled with numerous streams, and bursting its banks with roaring noise, with foaming crest and yeasty wave rising to the stars, by whose eddying currents our eyes are as it were dazzled, does with one of its billows overwhelm every obstacle in its way, so did our illustrious defenders vigorously drive our enemies' band beyond the sea, if any could so escape them; for it was beyond those same seas that they transported, year after year, the plunder which they had gained, no one daring to resist them.

18

The Romans, therefore, left the country, giving notice that they could no longer be harassed by such laborious expeditions, nor suffer the Roman standards, with so large and brave an army, to be worn out by sea and land by fighting against these unwarlike, plundering vagabonds; but that the islanders, inuring themselves to warlike weapons, and bravely fighting, should valiantly protect their country, their property, wives and children, and, what is dearer than these, their liberty and lives; that they should not suffer their hands to be tied behind their backs by a nation which, unless they were enervated by idleness and sloth, was not more powerful than themselves, but that they should arm those hands with buckler, sword, and spear, ready for the field of battle; and, because they thought this also of advantage to the people they were about to leave, they, with the help of the miserable natives, built a wall different from the former, by public and private contributions, and of the same structure as walls generally, extending in a straight line from sea to sea, between some cities, which, from fear of their enemies, had there by chance been built. They then give energetic counsel to the timorous natives, and leave them patterns by which to manufacture arms. Moreover, on the south coast where their vessels lay, as there was some apprehension lest the barbarians might land, they erected towers at stated intervals, commanding a prospect of the sea; and then left the island never to return.

19

No sooner were they gone, than the Picts and Scots, like worms which in the heat of the mid-day come forth from their holes, hastily land again from their canoes, in which they had been carried beyond the Cichican[9] valley, differing one from another in manners, but inspired with the same avidity for blood, and all more eager to shroud their villainous faces in bushy hair than to cover with decent clothing those parts of their body which required it. Moreover, having heard of the departure of our friends, and their resolution never to return, they seized with greater boldness than before on all the country towards the extreme north as far as the wall. To oppose them there was placed on the heights a garrison equally slow to fight and ill adapted to run away, a useless and panic-struck company, who slumbered away days and nights on their unprofitable watch. Meanwhile the hooked weapons of their enemies were not idle, and our wretched countrymen were dragged from the wall and dashed against the ground. Such premature death, however, painful as it was, saved them from seeing the miserable sufferings of their brothers and children. But why should I say more? They left their cities, abandoned the protection of the wall, and dispersed themselves in flight more desperately than before. The enemy, on the other hand, pursued them with more unrelenting cruelty than before, and butchered our countrymen like sheep, so that their habitations were like those of savage beasts; for they turned their arms upon each other, and for the sake of a little sustenance, imbrued their hands in the blood of their fellow countrymen. Thus foreign calamities were augmented by domestic feuds; so that the whole country was entirely destitute of provisions, save such as could be procured in the chase.

20

Again, therefore, the wretched remnant, sending to Aetius, a powerful Roman citizen, address him as follow:—"To Aetius,[10] now consul for the third time: the groans of the Britons." And again a little further, thus:—"The barbarians drive us to the sea; the sea throws us back on the barbarians: thus two modes of death await us, we are either slain or drowned." The Romans, however, could not assist them, and in the meantime the discomfited people, wandering in the woods, began to feel the effects of a severe famine, which compelled many of them without delay to yield themselves up to their cruel persecutors, to obtain subsistence: others of them, however, lying hid in mountains, caves and woods, continually sallied out from thence to renew the war. And then it was, for the first time, that they overthrew their enemies, who had for so many years been living in their country; for their trust was not in man, but in God; according to the maxim of Philo, "We must have divine assistance, when that of man fails." The boldness of the enemy was for a while checked, but not the wickedness of our countrymen; the enemy left our people, but the people did not leave their sins.

21

For it has always been a custom with our nation, as it is at present, to be impotent in repelling foreign foes, but bold and invincible in raising civil war, and bearing the burdens of their offences: they are impotent, I say, in following the standard of peace and truth, but bold in wickedness and falsehood. The audacious invaders therefore return to their winter quarters, determined before long again to return and plunder. And then, too, the Picts for the first time seated themselves at the extremity of the island, where they afterwards continued, occasionally plundering and wasting the country. During these truces, the wounds of the distressed people are healed, but another sore, still more venomous, broke out. No sooner were the ravages of the enemy checked, than the island was deluged with a most extraordinary plenty of all things, greater than was before known, and with it grew up every kind of luxury and licentiousness. It grew with so firm a root, that one might truly say of it, "Such fornication is heard of among you, as never was known the like among the Gentiles." But besides this vice, there arose also every other, to which human nature is liable and in particular that hatred of truth, together with her supporters, which still at present destroys every thing good in the island; the love of falsehood, together with its inventors, the reception of crime in the place of virtue, the respect shown to wickedness rather than goodness, the love of darkness instead of the sun, the admission of Satan as an angel of light. Kings were anointed, not according to god's ordinance, but such as showed themselves more cruel than the rest; and soon after, they were put to death by those who had elected them, without any inquiry into their merits, but because others still more cruel were chosen to succeed them. If any one of these was of a milder nature than the rest, or in any way more regardful of the truth, he was looked upon as the ruiner of the country, every body cast a dart at him, and they valued things alike whether pleasing or displeasing to God, unless it so happened that what displeased him was pleasing to themselves. So that the words of the prophet, addressed to the people of old, might well be applied to our own countrymen: "Children without a law, have ye left God and provoked to anger the holy one of Israel?[11] Why will ye still inquire, adding iniquity? Every head is languid and every heart is sad; from the sole of the foot to the crown, there is no health in him." And thus they did all things contrary to their salvation, as if no remedy could be applied to the world by the true Physician of all men. And not only the laity did so, but our Lord's own flock and its shepherds, who ought to have been an example to the people, slumbered away their time in drunkenness, as if they had been dipped in wine; whilst the swellings of pride, the jar of strife, the griping talons of envy, and the confused estimate of right and wrong, got such entire possession of the, that there seemed to be poured out (and the same still continueth) contempt upon princes, and to be made by their vanities to wander astray and not in the way.

22

Meanwhile, God being willing to purify his family who were infected by so deep a stain of woe, and at the hearing only of their calamities to amend them; a vague rumour suddenly as if on wings reaches the ears of all, that their inveterate foes were rapidly approaching to destroy the whole country, and to take possession of it, as of old, from one end to the other. But yet they derived no advantage from this intelligence; for, like frantic beasts, taking the bit of reason between their teeth, they abandoned the safe and narrow road, and rushed forward upon the broad downward path of vice, which leads to death. Whilst, therefore, as Solomon says, the stubborn servant is not cured by words, the fool is scourged and feels it not: a pestilential disease morally affected the foolish people, which, without the sword, cut off so large a number of persons, that the living were not able to bury them. But even this was no warning to them, that in them also might be fulfilled the words of Isaiah the prophet, "And God hath called his people to lamentation, to baldness, and to the girdle of sackcloth; behold they begin to kill calves, and to slay rams, to eat, to drink, and to say, 'We will eat and drink, for to-morrow we shall die.'" For the time was approaching, when all their iniquities, as formerly those of the Amorrhaeans, should be fulfilled. For a council was called to settle what was best and most expedient to be done, in order to repel such frequent and fatal irruptions and plunderings of the above-named nations.

23

Then all the councillors, together with that proud tyrant Gurthrigern [Vortigern], the British king, were so blinded, that, as a protection to their country, they sealed its doom by inviting in among them like wolves into the sheep-fold), the fierce and impious Saxons, a race hateful both to God and men, to repel the invasions of the northern nations. Nothing was ever so pernicious to our country, nothing was ever so unlucky. What palpable darkness must have enveloped their minds-darkness desperate and cruel! Those very people whom, when absent, they dreaded more than death itself, were invited to reside, as one may say, under the selfsame roof. Foolish are the princes, as it is said, of Thafneos, giving counsel to unwise Pharaoh. A multitude of whelps came forth from the lair of this barbaric lioness, in three cyuls, as they call them, that is, in their ships of war, with their sails wafted by the wind and with omens and prophecies favourable, for it was foretold by a certain soothsayer among them, that they should occupy the country to which they were sailing three hundred years, and half of that time, a hundred and fifty years, should plunder and despoil the same. They first landed on the eastern side of the island, by the invitation of the unlucky king, and there fixed their sharp talons, apparently to fight in favour of the island, but alas! more truly against it. Their mother-land, finding her first brood thus successful, sends forth a larger company of her wolfish offspring, which sailing over, join themselves to their bastard-born comrades. From that time the germ of iniquity and the root of contention planted their poison amongst us, as we deserved, and shot forth into leaves and branches. the barbarians being thus introduced as soldiers into the island, to encounter, as they falsely said, any dangers in defence of their hospitable entertainers, obtain an allowance of provisions, which, for some time being plentifully bestowed, stopped their doggish mouths. Yet they complain that their monthly supplies are not furnished in sufficient abundance, and they industriously aggravate each occasion of quarrel, saying that unless more liberality is shown them, they will break the treaty and plunder the whole island. In a short time, they follow up their threats with deeds.

24

For the fire of vengeance, justly kindled by former crimes, spread from sea to sea, fed by the hands of our foes in the east, and did not cease, until, destroying the neighbouring towns and lands, it reached the other side of the island, and dipped its red and savage tongue in the western ocean. In these assaults, therefore, not unlike that of the Assyrian upon Judea, was fulfilled in our case what the prophet describes in words of lamentation; "They have burned with fire the sanctuary; they have polluted on earth the tabernacle of thy name." And again, "O God, the gentiles have come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled," &c. So that all the columns were levelled with the ground by the frequent strokes of the battering-ram, all the husbandmen routed, together with their bishops, priests, and people, whilst the sword gleamed, and the flames crackled around them on every side. Lamentable to behold, in the midst of the streets lay the tops of lofty towers, tumbled to the ground, stones of high walls, holy altars, fragments of human bodies, covered with livid clots of coagulated blood, looking as if they had been squeezed together in a press;* and with no chance of being buried, save in the ruins of the houses, or in the ravening bellies of wild beasts and birds; with reverence be it spoken for their blessed souls, if, indeed, there were many found who were carried, at that time, into the high heaven by the holy angels. So entirely had the vintage, once so fine, degenerated and become bitter, that, in the words of the prophet, there was hardly a grape or ear of corn to be seen where the husbandman had turned his back.

25

Some therefore, of the miserable remnant, being taken in the mountains, were murdered in great numbers; others, constrained by famine, came and yielded themselves to be slaves for ever to their foes, running the risk of being instantly slain, which truly was the greatest favour that could be offered them: some others passed beyond the seas with loud lamentations instead of the voice of exhortation. "Thou hast given us as sheep to be slaughtered, and among the Gentiles hast thou dispersed us." Others, committing the safeguard of their lives, which were in continual jeopardy, to the mountains, precipices, thickly wooded forests, and to the rocks of the seas (albeit with trembling hearts), remained still in their country. But in the meanwhile, an opportunity happening, when these most cruel robbers were returned home, the poor remnants of our nation (to whom flocked from divers places round about our miserable countrymen as fast as bees to their hives, for fear of an ensuing storm), being strengthened by God, calling upon him with all their hearts, as the poet says,—"With their unnumbered vows they burden heaven," that they might not be brought to utter destruction, took arms under the conduct of Ambrosius Aurelianus, a modest man, who of all the Roman nation was then alone in the confusion of this troubled period by chance left alive. His parents, who for their merit were adorned with the purple, had been slain in these same broils, and now his progeny in these our days, although shamefully degenerated from the worthiness of their ancestors, provoke to battle their cruel conquerors, and by the goodness of our Lord obtain the victory.

26

After this, sometimes our countrymen, sometimes the enemy, won the field, to the end that our Lord might in this land try after his accustomed manner these his Israelites, whether they loved him or not, until the year of the siege of Bath-hill, when took place also the last almost, though not the least slaughter of our cruel foes, which was (as I am sure) forty-four years and one month after the landing of the Saxons, and also the time of my own nativity. And yet neither to this day are the cities of our country inhabited as before, but being forsaken and overthrown, still lie desolate; our foreign wars having ceased, but our civil troubles still remaining. For as well the remembrance of such terrible desolation of the island, as also of the unexpected recovery of the same, remained in the minds of those who were eyewitnesses of the wonderful events of both, and in regard thereof, kings, public magistrates, and private persons, with priests and clergymen, did all and every one of them live orderly according to their several vocations. But when these had departed out of this world, and a new race succeeded, who were ignorant of this troublesome time, and had only experience of the present prosperity, all the laws of truth and justice were so shaken and subverted, that not so much as a vestige or remembrance of these virtues remained among the above-named orders of men, except among a very few who, compared with the great multitude which were daily rushing headlong down to hell, are accounted so small a number, that our reverend mother, the church, scarcely beholds them, her only true children, reposing in her bosom; whose worthy lives, being a pattern to all men, and beloved of God, inasmuch as by their holy prayers, as by certain pillars and most profitable supporters, our infirmity is sustained up, that it may not utterly be broken down, I would have no one suppose I intended to reprove, if forced by the increasing multitude of offences, I have freely, aye, with anguish, not so much declared as bewailed the wickedness of those who are become servants, not only to their bellies, but also to the devil rather than to Christ, who is our blessed God, world without end.

For why shall their countrymen conceal what foreign nations round about now not only know, but also continually are casting in their teeth?”

Not very much information within his writings so it’s just as well that there are other sources which do mention Arthur. The Llandaff Charters of which I’ve already written do mention Arthur as a king of Glamorgan. These Charters are important both to history and to the Church of those times as they detail gifts of land to various bishops and give the names of the royalty, their family witnesses and the clergy involved. As such, I can’t see why they’d be disputed but, more to the point, they’re ignored.

Why does any of this matter to me? The same reason that megalithic building around the world indicates that civilisation, such as it is, predates the accepted view. History is a muddy field.

I can’t do anything about the New World Order just as I can’t change history but education is still a worthwhile endeavour and, in that light, I place a worthwhile talk below.

 

 

how clearly this man speaks

 

 

it wasn't smart but it did affect my health

 

I wrote the following a few years ago. Now 5G AND smart meters are being rolled out across the world. I'm not attached to devices and there is no benefit to those of us who don't see this as a positive move for mankind. The video below this post is worth the watching.

How’s your health? Not an academic question for me. I’ve been subjected to an experiment in which I had no idea that I was a participant. This makes the results more credible from a scientific viewpoint so I pass on my experience.

I’m in my early sixties and have had little reason to consult doctors or to be prescribed medication. I’ve lived in the same home for twenty years and more. Enjoyed good health, love my garden.

It started with mild dizzy moments, ringing in the ears and not much more but enough to make one wonder.

Over the next month, these manifestations got worse until I had a few ‘turns’ where the effect was similar to having the power disconnected from within myself. This isn’t poetic licence - I dropped to the floor and thought ‘This could be it.’ It took more than a few minutes to recover enough to be able to move.

Three of these episodes was enough to take me to the doctor where many tests were done, all of which showed me in good health.
‘Puzzled.’ was the diagnosis.

It was after these tests that I had cause to go to the electrical meter box, situated on the other side of my bedroom wall, and found that the analogue meter had been replaced with a smart meter.

I didn’t recall being notified or asked about this and did some small research which indicated that the symptoms I’d been experiencing are common amongst those subjected to EMF radiation.

I rang my electricity provider and got through, eventually, to a technical person who confirmed that I did indeed have a trial smart meter but that its output could not possibly be related to my health issues as the output was far too low to have such impact.

My response was to the point. “Your assurances mean nothing to me. I’m the one with the unexplained health issues. Where are the studies done showing the long - or even short term - studies which show no health issues? You don’t have any - they haven’t been done.... there hasn’t been time for them to be done.”

His response was surprising.
‘If you have health issues we’ll send a technician, at our expense, to degut the transmitting capacity.” He did add words to the effect that the problem of smart meters would eventually be all around me.
The transmitting capacity of mine is gone and I was here to see it done. My health has improved considerably. I have other issues with smart meters apart from health but in that respect the results are clear to me.
Smart meters are unhealthy. No company has the right to attack my health in such a sly and devious manner.

I now have take battle to my gas supplier or rather the company which owns the network which supplies the gas.

I’ve been sent a letter by Jemena - an aboriginal word which means ‘to hear, to listen’ or so their recorded message states. They don’t answer. They don’t respond to email.

I google them, find that Jemena are a smart meter ‘portal’ and then I do a quick phone around to establish that Katoomba may well be the first of our local communities to have smart technology rolled out.

My next action is to borrow a form letter found on the stopsmartmetersvictoria  website - a ‘Notice of Objection’ which I changed to suit local conditions and sent by registered mail to Jemena.

Kept a copy and laminated it and will place it next to the meter box.
Sent a letter of concern to the local paper.

Next action is to write this in order to share experience on the subject.

 

it started with a smart meter installed without my knowledge

 

 

Every word he says is true

 

 

Brother, wherefore art thou

 

He’s a fierce warrior – for the truth. Reminds me of Groucho Marx but dressed in Russian Orthodox robes. Just checked as to whether he’s Greek or Russian Orthodox, not that it matters to me, and found that he’s described as an anti-semite which probably explains why youtube have now a warning message before I can watch a short video of his on ‘Why I left Judaism.’

Brother Nathanael. There’s no hatred, just his personal story of a later conversion to Christianity. What a state of affairs when speaking your mind becomes a crime against humanity. ‘Someone’ got offended and youtube goes with the flow and that flow would have us all as mindless consumers, contentedly browsing our devices.

I’m a citizen not a consumer but citizen rarely gets a mention in a world where capitalism has morphed into a disease, one called corporate capitalism, where corporations are multi-national, know no borders and pay tiny amounts of tax while touting themselves as … what? … your friend and mine?

I watch ‘Israeli News Live’ which is run by another man converted and who keeps a keen eye on what is happening, seen through the prism of prophetic understanding. Whether that understanding is correct only time will tell but he is sympathetic to Israel which I am not – not while their seventy years of peace talks with the Palestinians fizzle into nonsense while the two state option is stealthily removed as a practical option because there is now just a few puddles of land left for the Palestinians to occupy.

No hatred here – look at the map and see the reality. Who has the power? One side throws stones and occasional rockets while the other fires bullets, makes airstrikes, controls water, borders and all access to and fro and continues to steal land.

Anti- Semite? – no – I don’t like bullies who tout themselves as victims. Why should this be a problem, an issue, except of course to the bully.

People are people, essentially there’s no damn difference except within our mentality. My Jewish neighbour knows this just as I do. We like each other. There’s no agenda.  

There is no theatre without conflict, there is no humour without someone getting offended. As for discrimination – not judgement but discrimination, they’re not the same thing … do I spend my free time with speed freaks, smack addicts, thieves or religious and political bigots… no … I discriminate just as I should … does that cause offence … I don’t care … it’s a nonsense just as political correctness is a nonsense.

 Offended? It’s a necessary part of life. Truth is offensive.

 

Going fishing with a can of worms

 

“Ah – if only they knew.”

Hmm … first you’d have to have an interest in knowing – whatever the subject matter happens to be.

The daily news is full of Russia, North Korea, Syria – dastardly deeds done by the enemy. I don’t hold any country up as a bastion of freedom, an example of anything particularly positive, there’s always too much of ‘National Interest’ to take anything at face value.

The story of the USS Liberty is a case in point. Who knows about it? Who knows that Israel attacked a United States vessel, operating in international waters, or why Israel saw this action as being in their national interest? As much to the point, the reaction of the American government to this affair. Woeful. Ah – if only they knew.

It’s a ‘can of worms’ and I do understand why, for many, the news is generally too horrible to bother with, particularly so as the knowing about a subject doesn’t necessarily alter anything but does often give heartache to the person ‘knowing.’

In the wider picture of the history of the planet, the theory named Uniformity still holds sway in the world regardless of the fact that geology, folk lore, real evidence contradicts the idea proposed by Uniformity and that idea suggests that the same natural laws and processes that operate in the universe now have always done so and apply everywhere throughout the universe. There’s no evidence that this is the truth but it’s very comforting to hold that view.

Velikovsky proved through his painstaking research that catastrophe is our common inheritance but this ran counter to the life’s work of a few powerful academics who did everything in their power to bury his work. And history is littered with such actions.

I don’t know about ‘saving grace’ but that peculiarity within our human condition known as humour is perhaps all that allows us to keep some semblance of sanity.

I’ve just finished a journey through parts of England and Wales – one that I doubt I’ll ever afford again -  in which the book ‘The Holy Kingdom’ served as a roadmap of sorts, an alternative history to that generally accepted, in which a real King Arthur lived – two, in fact, - one who fought the Romans and one who fought the Saxons. Again the work is researched and again it runs counter to one in which academics have a self interest in denying.

As a delightful counter balance to the mish-mash of half truths and lies, slanted viewpoints and bigotry which are often the basis of history, I’ve had one of Terry Deary’s ‘Horrible Histories’ to warm my heart while travelling. ‘Horrible Histories Wales.’

If I were to offer a gift to some alien race, apart from the mandatory works of Shakespeare, I’d offer ‘The Life of Brian’ and ‘Horrible Histories’ both of which point out the absurdities, humour and casual cruelty which go with ‘being human.’

 

 

7 minutes of your time regarding 9/11

 

 

a road map to peace - look below to see the real map, the one which doesn't lie

 

While my mind has been absorbed with country, history and ancestors, I’ve been watching events unfold in the present day - the ongoing obscene situation in respect to the plight of the Palestinians in Israel is an ongoing disgrace in which a genocide, a holocaust is happening to the Palestinians, made worse by the efforts of Israel to continue to place themselves as ongoing victims of Nazi Germany.

Is this an anti-Semitic statement or sentiment? No it’s not. Death by whatever means is the end result for the victims of unrelenting oppression. How many holocausts has the world witnessed? Just within my lifetime, Rwanda and Cambodia immediately come to mind yet you’d be forgiven for thinking Jews are the only peoples who can use that term.

Just as not all Germans were Nazis so not all Jews are Zionists. Both Zionists and Nazis were masters at the art of propaganda. Both are political ideologies and have little to do with religion. Both see themselves as the master race and the strand of Jewish faith which uses the Talmud as its ‘holy book’ – a book which Christ railed against – makes no bones about it, Gentiles are here to serve the Jews and serve no other purpose.

If some God had made my race ‘chosen’ then I would immediately feel the weight of responsibility inherent in being so ‘chosen.’ That responsibility would demand of me and my tribe that I behave in a way which is utterly ethical and serves as an example to the rest of mankind. I would not decide that ‘chosen’ means ‘special’ and decide that I’m born to rule and lord it over the rest of mankind by whatever means I see fit. That would be to completely misunderstand what ‘chosen’ implies.

In the same way, the ‘Good News’ which Christ brought to the world is encapsulated within the Golden Rule – ‘do unto others as you’d have done to you’ …  and … ‘love your neighbour as yourself.’

In other words – you can stop stoning each other to death.

Heaven and hell can take care of themselves. The only God I would recognise as being worthy of that title is a God of love which doesn’t imply that God rescue me from every minor or major disaster which befalls me. We are born, we live, we suffer both pain and joy and we die. That’s inescapable. Along the way we recognise that both evil and good are realities although it’s not so easy to recognise either. If it were, then the saying ‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions’ would have no meaning.

There is an agenda in place which is Luciferian in nature. A ‘One World Government’ with all that that implies. There’s nothing paranoid nor ‘conspiracy theorist’ about this - various presidents and world leaders tout the virtues of such a world. It’s another topic but entwined with every other topic in today’s world. Nothing related to ‘the works of man’ stands in isolation.

 

 

Israel - the only country with expanding borders

 

 

Arthur II and his resting place

 

It’s King Arthur II who has captured the imagination of millions through tales of chivalry, knights in armour, round tables and Camelot. As to the reality of such a person, that’s another matter.

As a king of Glamorgan, there is the evidence within the Llandaff Charters that he existed in the sixth century A.D. … why this is not more generally known, more widely accepted has more to do with politics, religion and academic reputations than the simple truth of the matter.

The authors of The Holy Kingdom make the point that a round table would not have been a practical item to have, around which a royal court held sway. It would need to be of enormous size. Leaving that aside for the moment, their research suggests that Lodge Hill, an already existing ancient hill fort near Caerleon, would have served Arthur’s purpose as one of several places in which he held court. Great stone castles weren’t in use, hill forts were.

Again, I’ll quote from the book rather than rely upon my own impressions which, no doubt, contain errors.

Caerleon, impressive as it is, was only one of Arthur’s courts. The real centre of his activity was in the Cardiff area and now Alan and Baram took me to Castle Field, a grassy hill fort, now part of Craig Llwyn- Greystones farm- just a few miles from the centre of Cardiff.

…. ‘This (referring to a field), believe it or not, was once the centre of King Arthur’s kingdom, the site of his fabled castle of Camelot,’ said Alan. Its real name, he went on, is Caer Melyn, the ‘Yellow Fortress’, on account of the yellow sulphur pits nearby, which coloured the waters of the springs. Mellitus means honey in Latin, which is, of course, yellow coloured, so it is easy to see how in the French legends the Welsh Caer Melyn could be corrupted to Caer Mellitus and this shortened to Camelot.

British – and that includes English as well as Welsh – kings generally had more than one place of residence where they held court. They were in the habit of touring round these various courts, which were administered by stewards in their absence, rather as assize judges do today. The king would spend a period of time at each court before moving on to the next. In this way the burden of supporting the large retinue which travelled with him would be spread out and they would not exhaust the supplies of any one region. Although all we could see now were some low grassy banks, as late as the fifteenth century there was a castle standing here. When it fell derelict it was, as usual, quarried for stone by the local farmers and now there’s not much to see. However, were archaeologists to dig here there is no knowing what they might find. It’s ironic, Alan pointed out, that this fortress can be seen from Cardiff University yet it has so far been ignored by the archaeological faculty which has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds fruitlessly excavating South Cadbury Hill in Somerset. Craig Llwyn is only a quarter of a mile away from the university.”

There is more before the following:

“A couple of miles to the south of Lisvane (now a suburb of Cardiff) is Roath, a name deriving from Rhaith. The Rhaith was a law court, a form of grand council or jury which was called to sit in with the king. So Roath would have been the place in Cardiff where the king sat in council with his ministers.

Camelot, then, was no great city with walls and battlements; it was simply one of the main manor house courts of the Glamorgan kings.”

Again, I can’t possibly place here the wealth of detail which the book provides. Although I’d prepared for my journey with placemarks on GoogleEarth, I still managed to pass by many places mentioned in the book which are of real significance. As to where Arthur II lies buried, there are chapters recording ‘the where and the why’ of it.

Arthur II eventually gets buried at a site nearby where a ruined church stands. St. Peter’s church, Mynydd y Gaer, probably founded by King Lleurig (Lucius) circa  A.D. 160 and rebuilt many times is where their evidence points to.

There is the legend of King Arthur lying sleeping in a cave awaiting some future time when he would be needed. The seeds of this legend are more prosaic, more practical than legendary.

King Arthur II dies but his son Morgan is too young to easily hold the kingdom and so Arthur’s death is kept secret for awhile. His body is placed in a cave – St. Illtyd’s cave which sits well above the Ewenny River in Glamorgan. From there, he is later transported to his final resting place at Mynedd y Gaer.

Quoting from the book:

“Now the Ewenny River, which flows near to the cave of Illyd, has its sources up on Mynedd y Gaer. This is where stands St. Peter’s church where Alan and Baram found the stone with the inscription ‘REX ARTORIUS FILI MAURICIUS.’ It is therefore tempting to think that this stone is what Nennius and others call an ‘altar’ and that it accompanied the body of Arthur when it was first buried in the cave and later, on the mountain. When they had the church excavated they hoped to find Arthur II’s grave close to where they found the stone. However, this proved not to be the case, though it is always possible that had they gone down further they might have found something. Accordingly, they have revised their opinions. They still think that he is buried on Mynydd y Gaer, but now believe he was not buried inside the church itself. Mynydd y Gaer is also significant because, as we have seen, it is the grave of Meurig, the father of Arthur II.

‘Let’s go back up the mountain,’ said Alan, ‘and I will show you where we now think King Arthur is buried.’

We went back to the car and drove the short way to Brynna and from there made our way up the west side of Mynedd y Gaer, parking near to the Mynwent y Milwyr. …”

There are further pages of detail which my instinct says ‘Let it be – stop here.’ So, Arthur II is buried in Glamorgan as one would expect of a king of Glamorgan.

I had no intention, a year or so back, when planning this trip to Britain, of doing any more than going back to where I was born and paying my respects to ancestors before my own health fails and I shuffle off this mortal coil. I am indebted to the work of Alan Wilson, Baram Blackett and Adrian Gilbert for their research which, in turn, meant that I wasn’t just being a tourist but a traveller.

I love my home in the Blue Mountains, Australia and am equally indebted to the Aboriginal tribal men I met and worked with in the mid 70’s and who opened my eyes in more ways than one.

I hadn’t planned on visiting many castles, while in Britain, but Harlech castle is along the way between Poppit Sands and the Llyn peninsula and I thought I’d drop in and have a look. I didn’t expect to find a parking spot at the castle itself but missed a turn off to a car park and so I continued on to the castle itself where – surprise, surprise – a space existed for me. As I parked and got out of the car so a canon fired off. ‘Wonderful’ thought I ‘Get the camera and see if I can capture the smoke.’ This I did.

Walking in to buy my ticket I remarked to the girl at the door that my timing was, happily, excellent in respect to canon going off. ‘Never heard it before,’ she replied ‘ It’s not a usual thing.’

I understood from that exchange that this was probably the work of re-enactment people who travel from place to place and when I asked those concerned, it proved to be the case.

Before I got to the castle ‘proper’ there was a small room where a brief filmic story was being told. I had a shiver of recognition when King Bran appeared, wading across the Irish Sea to rescue his sister. It’s a story from the Mabinogian and the shiver was felt because – in my brief foray into acting, decades ago – I played King Bran in an ABC radio play.

I had no idea what the connection was between Harlech and King Bran until this morning when I searched and found that, as the legend would have it, it was from Harlech that King Bran first gazed out over the Irish Sea to witness the arrival of the Irish fleet.

Synchronicities are wonderful.

 

 

why Watling Street matters

 

As part of my journey I’d wanted to literally set foot on Watling Street. If I look it up it’s usually referred to as a track which the Romans later paved. A track, to my mind, indicates a narrow pathway yet this ‘track’ was one of four major roads criss-crossing Britain well before the Romans arrived and it makes no sense at all to call them ‘tracks.’

Of what use is a track which runs across a country? It has to be wide enough for carts to use, to be of value as a trade route, yet such is the hold that the Roman period in Britain has on historians and such is the subtlety of language that track rather than road continues to be used to describe Watling Street prior to the Romans. It diminishes the achievements of the society which was already in existence.

The A5 now uses much of that road but not all of it. I found the village of Wall which has its Roman ruins to look at and so I bought a postcard and found the village postbox, turned around and much to my delight saw a sign saying 1, 3 and 5 Watling Street. Over a hedge behind these few houses ran the busy A5.

Again, I’ll take pause, make a coffee before coming back to my one fingered typing and quote from ‘the book.’

“… contrary to suggestions that prior to the arrival of the vagabond armies of the Caesars the country was a nearly empty wilderness populated by painted savages, Britain was already densely populated with possibly as many as eight million inhabitants. The majority of forest clearance having been achieved centuries earlier, the countryside of Southern England probably looked not that much different to today: a patchwork quilt of fields interspersed with small woods, forest and moorland. It was certainly a land of trading opportunities. However, the uprising of Boudicca taught the Romans a sharp lesson: that if they wanted the chance to make money, they needed peace, for which they required the cooperation of the British nobility. They also needed a fairly large standing army with which to police the borders of the areas they controlled and to intimidate any tribes that might be thinking of rebelling.”

“To administer the territories over which they had nominal control, and for their own safety and security, the Romans built five cities of their own with the status of either colonia or municipia: Camulodunum (Colchester), Verulamium (St Albans), Lindum (Lincoln), Glevum (Gloucester) and Eburacum (York). Most, if not all, of these cities existed in some form before the invasion but were now redeveloped on the Roman model. In a situation similar to that of Hong Kong following the Opium Wars, the cities were islands of alien culture grudgingly accepted by the indigenous population until such time as the outsiders could be expelled completely. In the meantime they provided role models for the British to redevelop their own towns and cities as well as providing outlets for trade.”

“To maintain their position and to protect the borders of the areas under their control, the Romans kept three legions on permanent standby: the sixth legion, stationed at York; the twentieth legion, stationed at Deva (Chester); and the second legion, stationed at Isca Silurum (Caerleon). Though at first these legions were composed entirely of non-Britons, drawn from around the Empire, in time, through native recruitment, their composition changed so that they became, in effect, British armies that could and often did intervene in the affairs of Rome itself.”

“As well as these Roman foundations there were in Britain at that time a large number of essentially British cities that were neither Roman coloniae nor municipiae. The most important of these were already, prior to the Claudian invasion, the capitol cities of the British tribes. They include Isurium Brigantia (Aldborough), chief city of the Brigantes; Ratae (Leicester) chief city of the Coritani; Viroconium (Wroxeter) chief city of the Cornovii; Corinium (Cirencester) chief city of the Dobuni; Venta Belgarum (Winchester) chief city of the local Belgae; Caleva Atrebatum (Silchester near Reading) chief city of the Atrabates; Venta Icenorum (Caistor by Norwich), chief city of the Iceni; Durovernum Cantiacorum (Canterbury) chief city of the Cantii; and Durnovaria (Dorchester) chief city of the Durotriges. Londinium (London) was, of course, the capitol of the Trinovantes as well as being one of the largest cities in the entire Western Empire.”

“Linking the regions was a complex network of roads. Historians regularly refer to these as ‘Roman’ but some at least may have predated the Roman invasion. The notable feature of the system is that the roads nearly always travel in straight lines, linking the cities of Britain with a spider’s web that in its day was the equivalent of our modern motorway network. The idea that the British never built proper roads before the invasion is contrary to the evidence of the written British histories, which state categorically that they did. According to the Brut Tysylio and other traditional histories, the road system, as well as the common law, in Britain owed its origins not to the Romans but to the actions of a king called Dyfnwal Moelmud  (Moelmutius or ‘Donald the Bald’). Tysylio writes:

‘He (Dyfnwal Moelmud) also restored the old form of government and established the laws known by the name of the laws of Dyfnwal Moelmyd [sic] (which the Saxons still observe); and gave privileges of refuge to the temples and cities and to the roads leading to the courts of justice …. He also made many other regulations, which Gildas has written of, but too numerous to treat of here; such as the guardianship of the security of the roads leading to the principal towns, and the granting of great roads to the temples and cities to the commonality, so that in his time theft and violence were suppressed.’

According to Tysylio, several very important roads were also built by Beli Mawr, father of King Lud.

‘At that time there was a contention as to roads, the limits whereof were not ascertained; and he [Beli] therefore assembled all the masons of Britain and commanded them to make roads of stone and mortar, according to law. One of these, passing through the chief cities which lay immediately in the line, went from Penryn in Cornwall to Penryn Bladon in the North, which is the extent of the Isle of Britain.

The other crossed the island, that is to say, Mynyw [St David’s] proceeding along the coast, and to Port-Hamon, that is Northampton. He also commanded two other roads to be made intersecting these, passing as the others did through several cities, and terminating at each end in the angular extremities of the island.

When the roads were completed, he ordered them to be made sacred and conferring on them a privilege of refuge so that whoever could escape to any of them was to be free of impediments, whatever wrong he might have done.’

These acts by early British kings seem to be the origin of the concept that the ‘King’s Highway’ offers special protection to the traveller. The most important roads in Roman times were Ermine Street, running due north from London to York, and Watling Street, which ran north-west from Canterbury and the Kent coast through London to Wroxeter via St Albans. This road also passed near Lichfield, through the ancient town of Letocetum (Wall).”

…. There is more about the Fosse Way and another road, the name of which I haven’t found, before the authors continue ….

“Thus it was that Britain entered the Roman Empire already in possession of much of the infrastructure one would associate with a modern civilised state. Indeed, ruled over by a dynasty of kings, it was not a country of savages but an organised state with cities, religious centres and universities all linked by a functional road network. As trade with the Roman Empire brought increased wealth to the country, so during the second and third centuries all these things were improved and developed; yet regardless of surface changes in the political and economic spheres, the fundamentals of the country remained the same.”

 

molmutine law in ancient Britain (thanks to Bill Cooper and Flinders Petrie)

 

After the Flood, by Bill Cooper

 

Appendix 6

The Molmutine Laws and Pagan Britain

 

Introduction

The following is an account of the law and society as they stood in ancient Britain during the centuries preceding the Roman invasion of 55 BC. It is based upon the surviving laws of king Dyfnal Moel Myd (Dunvallo Molmutius), who reigned in the 5th-4th centuries BC. The account, from pp. 20-24 of Flinders Petrie's paper, (1) bears repeated reading, for it reveals a level of culture and literacy amongst the early Britons that is quite unlike the popular image that has been cultivated in recent years by the modernist treatment of British history. It also speaks volumes for the existence of a king whom modernists have always said was a mythical figure, and it reveals our ancestors to have been a highly cultivated and civilised people, and not the illiterate painted savages of popular fame.

The Molmutine Laws and Pagan Britain

by Flinders Petrie

The condition of pagan Britain is remarkably preserved in the laws of Dyvnal Moelmud. That these laws are certainly long before the tenth century is proved by the gulf that exists between the state of society shown by them and that of the laws of Howel fixed to AD 914. The laws of Howel show a highly complex and detailed condition of law, and an elaborate royal court, with the rights of officials minutely fixed. In the laws of Moelmud there is very simple law, always subject to proved custom and to adaptation to circumstance; there is no royal court, and very few officials, with no defined claims. Moreover, the laws of Howel refer back to Moelmud. What takes the laws of Moelmud at least to Roman times is that they are purely Pagan, and the only Christian allusion is an addition to the forms of legal oath, saying that 'In subsequent times the form of oath was given by the Ten Commandments, the Gospel of St. John, and the blessed Cross' (no. 219). This stamps the previous oaths and the rest of the laws as of the pagan period, and therefore at least of the third century, as British bishops attended the Council of Aries in AD 314. How much farther back these laws may date, towards the traditional time of Moelmud, the fourth or seventh century BC, we cannot now enquire. Probably they were of gradual accretion, but apparently no part comes under the influence of Christian usage. We can, then, at least accept the picture of society here shown as being that of the Britons under the earlier part of the Roman dominion. Of the two series of legal triads, the short first series, 1-34, is here marked A; (2) the long series is simply numbered L-248. (3) Skene agrees to the laws of Howel being of the tenth century, but never mentions those of Moelmud. Stephens asserts that the laws of Moelmud were certainly not composed earlier than the sixteenth century. What writer of that date would forge a consistent body of punitive tribal law, entirely pagan in character, and why anyone should do so when the laws of Howel were celebrated and prized, are questions ignored by the easy assertion of a late date for which no reason is given.

First we may note the laws referring to the state of society. Wherever little children, dogs, and poultry are found, the place has a right to the privilege of the court and the sacred place (87). The fields were private property, but cultivated in common tillage (A 5). The wild land was tribal property, free for wood-cutting, hunting, and gathering acorns to feed pigs (142); but it could not be taken into cultivation without consent of the lord and his court (101). Iron mines were common property; but the ore dug out was private (49). A permit was needed to shift the family wagon or booth; if done without permission, the mover lost all rights, like a criminal or foreigner (A 33). The only general movement allowed was that of the public shepherd of the township, or the chase of wild beasts by the public horn, or of bards spreading knowledge. But bankrupt men who had no kin or land were free to travel (A 28). Thus the organized society was held together.

The idea of the bonds of society was very strong. The mutual bonds of a social state are equal protection, tillage, arid law (45). The duties of public help, which every person must render, are in invasion, the public cry of base deeds or murder, and fire (A 15). Society is disorganized by oppressive privilege, unjust decision in law, and negligence allowing regulations to be destroyed (31). The tribal bond is broken up by famine, earthquake, flood, or conquest, and the tribe must begin to form a new social state (A 32).

In more personal matters no arms might be shown in a convention of the country and lord, or convention of independence, or convention of the bards (58). The things indispensable to a free man were his tunic, harp and kettle. The indispensables of a vassal were his hearthstone, bill-hook and trough (239, 240). The property of which a man might not be deprived were his wife, children, clothes, arms, and implements of the privileged arts (53). The three ornaments of a tribe were a book, a harp, and a sword, and they could not be distrained by law (54). The hereditary owner of land could always reclaim it after sale by offering the value (93). This proves that strictly private ownership co-existed with tillage in common.

Government was not despotic, and the chief or king was hardly more than a spokesman. The chief was the oldest efficient man in the tribe (88, 165). The meeting of a country could be called by public proclamation, not only by the king or lord of the district, or the chief of a tribe, but also by a family representative (171). There were three privileged conventions--first, that of the bards for sound instruction on virtue, wisdom, and hospitality, to record events, actions, and pedigrees, and proclaim laws; second, that of the country and lord for court of law; third, for independence, to establish harmony by mutual reason and agreement of country and country, prince and prince, vote and vote (59, 61). The reasons for taking the vote of the country were to enact or repeal a law, to give judgement when the law is insufficient, and by the privilege of the country to guard against illegal measures by opposing the offenders (161). The consent of the country was needed to abrogate the king's law, to dethrone the sovereign, and to teach new sciences and new regulations in the convention of the bards (63). The native rights of all freeborn men and women were the gift and free use of five acres of land (eight English acres), the carrying of arms, and a vote to a man at puberty, and to a woman when she marries (65). A woman also had the privilege that if she had a son by a foreigner against her consent, as when in the power of foreigners in any way, by tribal order or accident, her son inherited as a free man, although a foreigner could not inherit privileges of free men for nine generations (116). Each generation of bondmen or foreigners that married a freeborn woman gained one degree of the nine necessary for freedom.

Law was but custom enforced. 'There are three pillars of the law: custom before record and tradition; the king through legal authority; and the decision of the country by vote where there has been neither custom nor law' (155). Three kinds of custom are to be maintained: first, the custom that sets the law aside; second, custom that excels law, but limited to local use; third, custom which excels law in the special circumstances, to be confirmed by the verdict of the country (28). Three things might supersede law: acts of the king to enforce truth or justice; privilege, which nothing can remove; and a contract with witnesses. The judge was to use his discretion widely; he must know the law, know the customs so that law may not injure them, and know the tendencies of his times and their consequences, leaving a wide opening for judge-made law (12).

The court consisted essentially of the king, or lord, to listen and declare what the sense of the law and its application is, the judge to hear the evidence and decide on what is proved of the facts, the clerk to write the pleadings (204, 210) and to destroy the record after the cause is finished (130). This entirely prevented a growth of law by precedents as in England.

Learning was greatly respected. Privilege of support was given to rank, to bards or teachers, and to orphans (A 12). The free man must support a wife, also a fighting man if he does not fight himself, and a family tutor (81). The family teacher was exempt from all manual work, bearing arms, or cultivation, like infants and the aged (55). The privileged arts, that give complete liberty, are bardism, metallurgy, and learning or literature. Those who profess these have an extra five acres of land besides their five acres as free men (68, 71). The smith, mason, and carpenter all had equal rights (73). No bondman was to learn the arts of freemen; if he did so he was free (69), but his sons reverted to bondage (70). Hereditary learning therefore kept the family free, before the nine generations of bondage were over.

The most remarkable part of the law was the respect to foreigners. A foreigner under the protection of the tribe must be assisted in travel (A 8). He was as a trader not to be oppressed or injured though speaking a barbarous tongue (78). The foreigner practising arts obtained the status of freeman in the third generation (70). He was to be allowed an advocate in law courts (209), protection and support from the taxes (209), and to be excused in case of capital crime, as ignorant (23). In case he was shipwrecked on the coast he had free maintenance (198, 199).

These laws give a remarkable view of a community with the greatest respect for weakness and misfortune, high rights for women, full consideration for foreigners, and great privilege for learning, for the arts, and the crafts. Social duty was strongly held, and the full power rested on the vote of every free man and woman, even to deposing the king. Arms were prohibited civil assembly, and the harp was as necessary to a free man his coat and his cooking-pot. The whole air is that of simple conditions and a free life, with much personal cultivation and sympathy in general conduct. It would be impossible to produce such a code from a savage or violent people, and this intimate view of their life is the best ground for judging of their qualities. That there was generally a well-organized peace kept in the country is shown by Caesar's statement that 'the number of the people is countless, and their buildings exceedingly numerous.'

 

Arthur the first

 

There’s a place now called Hartshill Hayes Country Park. It’s not far from Atherstone and can be found off Old Bury Road which is appropriately named because Hartshill is an ancient burial site.

When I arrived there, an area of ancient woodland, I asked one of the volunteers whether or not there were any tumuli within the park. He pointed just over the fence and told me that the tumulus in question had been excavated with a bulldozer in a single afternoon, some years back, but that if it happened now it would be done with sieves. I mentioned Arthur – not Arthur II but Arthur 1 – and told him of the book which I was using as a sort of road map while I ventured through parts of England and Wales – ‘The Holy Kingdom.’

We talked awhile and I got no sense that he was just being polite. The place is an ancient burial site and he was astute enough to know that not everything he’d been told regarding history was necessarily accurate.

I walked though the woodland park, as many others were, just absorbing the sense of the place. While the authors of my road map had mentioned many burial mounds within the woodland I can’t truthfully say that I could easily recognise what was natural and what was manmade. It was sufficient to have found the place within which the first Arthur, the one who fought the Romans in the late three hundreds A.D. lay buried, along with ‘multitudes of the eminent British.’

According to the book, Atherstone was originally named Mancetter, an ancient Romano-British town and Hartshill ‘graveyard’ belonged to the original monastery of Glastenic/Glastons/Glastonbury.

Quoting directly from the book as Alan Wilson and Baram Blackett showed Adrian Gilbert through that woodland, “Now we know that glastons in Breton and Cornish is said to mean ‘oak trees’ and glastennen in Welsh means ‘the scarlet oak tree’ – possibly a tree of sacrifice or religious celebration. What do you see all around you? Not like Glastonbury in Somerset is it?”

Adrian Gilbert agrees that it’s quite unlike the open treeless fens of Somerset.

I appreciate that those who have made Glastonbury in Somerset a place of pilgrimage would be shocked, perhaps dismayed, to know that they have been misled but when that Glastonbury’s monastery was burnt to the ground in 1191, the Benedictine monks carried out an archaeological dig.

Again, I’m quoting, “ …they were sorely in need of funds to rebuild it. At that time, as we have seen, stories concerning King Arthur were all the rage in the courts of Europe and nowhere more so than in Wales. Hearing from a Welsh bard that Arthur was said to have been buried at a place called Glastennen, Henry II passed on this information to his cousin the Abbot of Glastonbury. Equating Glastennen with their own Glastonbury, the monks set about looking for Arthur’s tomb in the vicinity of their abbey. In the course of a dig that they conducted in the graveyard they turned up some curiously large bones which they had no scruples in identifying as those of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, immediately informing Henry II of the success of the operation.”

On such misidentifications a whole tourist industry has been built.

 

Aboriginal Wales

 

How do I justify a comparison of the treatment of the Welsh with that of Aboriginal Australia?

If the aim is to destroy a culture then an attack on its language and history is guaranteed to further that aim. This happened here in Australia and also occurred in Britain – in Wales.

As a way in which a critical examination is disparaged in Australia the phrase ‘A black armband view of history’ is used. Another point will be made which suggests that the beliefs and prejudices of the time must be taken into account when examining ‘what happened.’

No doubt there was and still is a genuine belief in Australia that assimilation into white society would be beneficial to Aboriginal Australia but having a genuine belief doesn’t make that belief right and the dreadful results of ongoing policy are evident today where we’re yet to even give a dignity to Aboriginal Australia by virtue of a treaty. It’s a woeful state of affairs and given the immense recent effort and resources devoted to same sex marriage, it stands in stark contrast to the deafening silence given to Aboriginal requests for a voice, an advisory body attached to our parliament.

As for the ban on speaking Welsh in schools – this is courtesy of BBC Wales.

Welsh was actively discouraged in schools by means including the hated Welsh Not.

The mid-19th century was a turbulent period in Welsh history. Popular risings and riots broke out across the country. Questions were raised in Westminster as to why the Welsh people were prone to lawlessness.

According to some, one possible reason was the continued existence of the Welsh language. After a speech in 1846 by William Williams, a Welsh MP representing Coventry, a parliamentary report was commissioned on the role of Welsh in education.

The report eventually became known as the Treachery of the Blue Books - 'blue' from the colour of the reports covers and 'treachery' from an ancient Arthurian myth about the Saxon invasion of Britain. When published in 1847 it caused a furore - particularly certain passages in which the commissioners exceeded their educational brief to make disparaging remarks about the morals of the Welsh.

Predictably, the report found the provision of education in Wales to be extremely poor. The commissioners saw the Welsh language as a drawback and noted that the moral and material condition of the people would only improve with the introduction of English.

In response many questioned whether three monoglot Anglican barristers from England were the ideal people to investigate anything in Wales at that time, particularly the Welsh language.

This period is associated with that most hated symbol of English cultural oppression, the Welsh Not, or Welsh Note, a means of forcing Welsh children to speak English at school. A stick or plaque was given to any child heard speaking Welsh during school, to be handed on to whoever next spoke the language.

At the end of lessons, the child left with the Welsh Not was punished. Yet according to historian John Davies, it is unlikely that the use of the Welsh Not was as widespread as the mythology of the 20th century maintains.

There is strong evidence of the Welsh Not in Carmarthen, Cardigan and Meirionnydd before 1870, but it was never official government policy. A number of school organisations used it, from the national schools of the Anglicans to the British schools of the nonconformists, but attendance at these schools was voluntary and if a headmaster had a Welsh Not policy it was with the approval of the parents.

The speaking of Welsh in schools may not have been prevented by law, but nor was it given any government support or recognition. The long-term effects of the Language Clause in the 1536 Act of Union Act of Union were still playing out. Welsh was not an institutionalised or official language, and simply wasn't considered a suitable medium for education during the Victorian heyday of the British Empire.

In this era, convention had practically the same force as law. English was deemed by convention, and with popular support, to be the only appropriate medium for learning.”

So – there we have it, in that segment about the Welsh language there’s a ‘on the one hand this, yet on the other hand, that.’ approach to the subject.

As to the truth of Welsh early history, by which I mean British history, I’ve said my piece in earlier posts.

There’s a map of Australia in existence which shows the boundaries of the various Aboriginal nations rather than the present day States and Territories. As I understand it, these boundaries weren’t set by warfare but by an understanding in which the role of the individual nations was as caretakers rather than owners of the country. This approach to country isn’t replicated in the Western mind where individual ownership is the dominant approach to land.

 Individual fields are named in Wales – my family guide there agreed that this is true and that while she doesn’t know the names or meaning of those names on the family farm, her father does. I’m not suggesting that the Welsh have an Aboriginal approach to land but that there is a connection in which the history of the place is there in fine detail.

 

 

 

long gone but still here

 

After my journey around parts and places within Britain, I finish the time with a week on the Llyn peninsula, North Wales where family still live. It is as beautiful as Wyn Griffith wrote about (earlier post) – mystical, magic, such words are appropriate here and the cottage that I stayed in looked out over a landscape which included Bardsey Island, home to 20,000 saints … but who’s counting.

As dusk slowly misted the view on my last night there, my impulse was to take the laptop outside, find Gurrumul’s song ‘Wiyathul’, face his blind eyes to Bardsey Island and to let him sing. His music along with words that I don’t understand but do feel, make my own eyes well up, such is his quiet power.

Why Gurrumul? Why should he come to mind at this time? After almost sixty years away from Wales and living my life in Australia, of having some empathy for a culture in which language and that spiritual, real connection to country has, for the most part, been trivialised, diminished and demeaned by the society which later arrived and threatened to overwhelm Aboriginal life entirely, I see the parallels with Wales, the Welsh, the ancient Britons who, likewise suffered the same indignities.

How am I to know whether my ancestors or his approved of my action but it brought some peace to me and just felt appropriate.

 

 

perhaps you know of Gurrumul

 

 

making Arthur disappear

 

So … Arthur, son of Meurig and father of Morgan is clearly referenced in the Llandaff Charters – all three being kings of Glamorgan and Meurig being, in turn, the son of King Tewdrig yet when I look for further references to Arthur on wikisource.org and find an entry about Oudoceous who was a bishop of Llandaff round about 630 A.D. (absolutely clear dating is problematic)I find the following:

“In the 'Liber Landavensis' (pp. 140-60) is recorded a number of grants of land said to have been made to Oudoceus during his episcopate by various princes of South-east Wales. These documents, although they may not perhaps be authoritative as to the claims they were put forward to support, nevertheless appear to embody historical facts, and from them it would seem that Oudoceus was the contemporary of Meurig ap Tewdrig, king of Glamorgan, and his grandson Morgan Mwynfawr [q. v.], who flourished in the early part and the middle of the seventh century. This date, which is favoured by Haddan and Stubbs (Councils and Ecclesiastical Documents, i. 160), is consistent with the statement in the life that it was during the episcopate of Oudoceus that the 'English conquered the region south-west of Hereford, for the advance in this direction is generally supposed to have been made under Penda.

Oudoceus is the latinised form of old Welsh Oudocui, which in modern Welsh would be Euddogwy. In the catalogues of saints the name appears as Docheu, Dochwy, and Dochdwy (Myvyrian Archaiology, 2nd edit. p. 423; Iolo MSS. 103, 112, 134). The church of Llandogo, near Tintern, is dedicated to Oudoceus.

[Liber Landavensis, ed. Gwenogfryn Evans; Rees's Welsh Saints.]”

Much to my surprise but not really, Teudrig, Meurig and Morgan get mentioned but Arthur gets left out. This can only be deliberate. As to the reasons ‘why?’ … too much at stake perhaps, too much history in need of revision, too many careers jeopardised if Arthur is recognised as real and not as legend.

Around this time, apparently, a comet or a shower of meteors grazed Britain setting the country ablaze, devastating both population and the land and causing a migration to Brittany for a period of years before conditions got better. While Gildas doesn’t mention the comet as such, he does mention the devastation, the sickness which followed and the migration out of Britain. This was supposed to have happened somewhere between535 and542 A.D. although 562 also crops up as the year involved.

“Studies of tree rings going back thousands of years have shown that the world experienced a sudden and catastrophic drop in temperatures in 540 AD. The disaster led to repeated crop failures, famines and the spread of bubonic plague that may have wiped out around a third of the population of Europe, according to Professor Mike Baillie, a tree ring expert at Queen's University, Belfast.”

To back up this story are the vitrified stone forts of Scotland. They’re a puzzle for a few reasons. The vitrification doesn’t make the fort stronger, great heat is needed and, very often, the vitrification is at the top of the wall and doesn’t extend to the base.

Something exploding in the atmosphere could produce such an effect. Either way, the country of Britain lost a great deal of its population which allowed for the Angles and Saxons to move in.

I arrived here in the village of Rhiw, North Wales, last night where a mist prevented the view being revealed. The same conditions applied at dawn but now – what appeared as cloud is seen as hills and valleys, the sun is bright and the land is warm.

 

 

 

Llandaff Charters

 

 

As I’ve moved from Hadrian’s Wall to Stonehenge, to places in between and then to West Wales and soon to North Wales so the book ‘The Holy Kingdom’ has served as both a guide and a map.

It tells of a history which was, apparently, accepted in Britain until the late 1700 hundreds to early 1800 hundreds when such matters as to whether or not Troy was actually myth and legend cast doubt upon the story. As the genealogy of the Kings of Britain goes back to Brutus, who came to Britain after the fall of Troy, this matters. There were other factors at play, both political and religious which made this history unacceptable to the powers that be.

I can’t distill a book into a page or so but there are areas which I can delve into myself, one of which is the Llandaff Charters. Easier said than done as the only version of this, readily available to me, is an online, digitally scanned, Google version which gives the English translation but the scanning process is not without errors. It doesn’t make it unreadable but it isn’t easy.

The Charters detail gifts of land to the Church and gives the names of  those doing the giving, the witnesses and their familial relationships and it does so in fine detail.

It is within the Charters that King Arthur – the second King Arthur – makes his appearance. The way in which dynasties are remembered and recorded isn’t very different to the biblical ‘who begat who’ and so King Tewdrig has a son Meurig who inherits the Glamorgan throne. King Meurig has sons, one of whom is Arthur, who likewise inherits and his two sons Morgan and Ithael 1st  later take their respective turns on the throne. Arthur’s time was within the sixth century.

The Welsh version of Arthur’s name is Athrwys and this raises the question to someone like myself who doesn’t speak Welsh of ‘Are they the same person?’ It’s by comparing the events in their lives that this can answered.

I would add the sections within the Google version of the Llandaff Charters that I've found but the only way that this appears to be possible involves the pages stretching to infinity which doesn't make them easy to follow.

In section 622 Appendix will be found reference to the crowning of Arthur as King of Glamorgan.

 

 

taking breath at Poppit Sands

 

The changing light as dusk approached brought some rain and had me gazing out over Cardigan Bay from the cottage on the beach at Poppit Sands and reflecting on the journey thus far.

Most of the places that I’d marked on Google Earth, taken from the book ‘The Holy Kingdom’, got visited, photographed and somewhat absorbed and now I draw breath before writing about the significance of those places, what I’d missed and what I’d found.

As an aside, I did find Bethlehem (Wales) yesterday. It’s such a tiny place that my sat/nav told me that I’d reached my destination on a stretch of empty road. Bethlehem turned out to be a few hundred yards further on and consisted of a few houses and a chapel.

Gethsemane isn’t recognised by sat/nav nor Google Earth yet I’d seen a signpost a few days previously so I knew it existed. I backtracked to Nevern early this morning and still didn’t find it and so I followed a coast road, via Newport, back to Poppit Sands and there, to my delight, was the signpost – Gethsemane. I took the road, a quarter of a mile, and found perhaps six dwellings. Nonetheless, ‘perseverance furthers’ and driven by curiosity rather than technology, a small triumph was achieved.

As I looked back through the material I’d earmarked ‘for no obvious reason’ before I left Australia - ancestry details and the like - so I find a document written by my dad, probably a few years before he died. He’d gone to the trouble to transcribe, with some difficulty and from the written record, a talk given by his uncle in 1955.

I tidied it up somewhat – ‘Word notepad’ is almost impossible to read as the pages stretch sideways to infinity - and I’m sure that dad would be ‘tickled pink’ that I now find it both useful and moving. I’ll be staying in the cottage described, for a week, before heading back to Australia. I’d chosen it as a holiday rental because I knew that it had significance and had been ‘in the family awhile’ before being recently sold. I’ll forward the document below to CADW – the Welsh Historical Society - who may also find it useful.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………

A talk broadcast by Wyn Griffith: I am working from an old carbon copy of the original and it is difficult to read because the carbon has run making it difficult to decipher some of the letters. I googled the place names to check the spelling.

 Chris Griffith 2:17 PM 12/04/2006.

 

WHERE SHALL WE GO?

A talk by LLywelyn Wyn Griffith

Broadcast on the Welsh BBC Home Service 10th July 1955.

 

Were you to ask me why I choose to wander around Lleyn this summer instead of making for Dolgellau and Brithdir as is my usual system, I have a host of reasons. In fact, I scarcesly know where to start. Everyone knows that it is in Lleyn that this year's National Eisteddfod is being held - in Pwllheli. Pwllheli folk say that the Lleyn is but a hinterland to their town, but don't you believe them. It is I am right: Lleyn is the head, Pwllheli the tail.

It is certain that thousands of Welshmen will go to Pwllheli for the Festival. And if they do not go to the surrounding countryside, it will be greatly to their loss as though one returned from Swansea without having seen Penrhys gwyr [The Gower]. The very place names in Lleyn - Mynytho, Llanongon, Castellmarch, Carreglefn, Aberdaron, Eulli, Rhoshirwaun, Meillionydd - they are like early morning pearls of dew on the grass.

But it was not because I wanted to take on the role of a kind of herald for the Eisteddfod, a sort of a servant of the Gorsedd to draw people to the pavilion - that was not why I spent a weekend in Lleyn and afterwards came here to talk about it. In fact, I think I can safely say - with all respect to the town and its people, that I chose the furthest place from Pwllheli:  Mynytho Rhiw,[Bardsley] in the farthest corner of Lleyn.

Whether seen close to or from afar, there is about the Lleyn headland something indescribable. Look at it from the shores of Cardigan Bay, across the sea from Barmouth or Harlech: Lleyn lies like the shoulder and arm of a maid stretching towards the West and floating lightly on the sea. Here is a picture of it from afar in the words of Tom Rowland Hughes:

“If I were an artist I would draw a wonderful picture of the sun setting over Lleyn's headland; Uwchmynydd and its rocks the portal of the night and Aberdaron's Bay golden.

Beneath the cliffs with the seagulls all wheeling above I would sit until all the colour had vanished from gull, rock, wave and hill. And then a path of precious pearls across the Sound to the Isle of the Blessed. A shaft of light in the background illuminates the Isle's secret greyness.”

And there is the "englyn" by Professor Glyn Davies describing the land, as it were, from the inside:

"Sunshine along the shores and the late sun's hues on the mountain; so is Lleyn at the end of the day; a place of peace for the soul."

But it was not poem or englyn nor anything to be found between the covers of a book that impelled me to Rhiw.

What sort of place is Rhiw? What is there to be seen or had there? A small, small village  - half a village - on the shoulder of Mynydd Rhiw, above the sea. A handful of scattered houses, heather, and gorse on the slopes, rocks forcing through the turf.

On one side, the land drops steeply down to Porth Neigwl - on a fine day the most innocent bay you ever saw. But the cemetery of the sea for small ships is Porth Neigwl [Hell's Mouth].

On the other side, the land falls gently towards Aberdaron. Small square fields, and earth walls green and flowered, every hayfield like an unironed pocket handkerchief. Bardsey rising from the sea like a dark forbidding battlement. A vast emptiness about you because you are on a peninsular between Cardigan Bay and the Irish Sea. If it is very clear, you will see Ireland, and Pembrokeshire also. But the most wonderful sight is the whole glory of North Wales - in its mountains, from Yr Eifl to Cader Idris with Snowdon in between. And there is Wales before you like a map. When the mist comes, the world is lost, and you are left between the earth walls, in the eternal silence.

And that's Rhiw - that's a little of what is there is to see there. But what is to be had there? There is nothing to do but live and keep house, no industry but tilling the land. It is about 14 miles from Pwllheli and were it not that electricity has at least reached here, I nearly said it was a hundred years as well. There is, strictly speaking, no seashore but you can stroll down to Porth Tego if you wish and there you will find a great beach. There is no point in my tempting you here in your hundreds - there is place only for a few to stay.

But it is high time I explained to you why I went to Rhiw. Son of John Griffith, Bryngoleu am I - and that's why. Bryngoleu is a small cottage in Rhiw, and my father's father built it, after moving from the chapel house of Pen Nebo where my father was born. My father's people are Rhiw people - back to the distant past. How do I know? We were never of importance as a family, no land owners or anything like that, without history, ordinary people that no one ever heard of.

Well, I'll tell you. My father gave me an old tobacco box, a brass box with the look of an apprentice's hand about it.

 

          "Where did it come from?" I said.

          "It was Evan, John, Robert's tobacco box." said my father.

          "And who was he?"

          "Nanw ach Evan's father"

          "Who was Nanw?"

          "My grandfather" said father, "but remember that Evan, John, Robert, John, James is who he was really, the father of Nanw".

 

Well, all this is enough to moider/toil one, but never mind. It is of little importance save for one thing. There are five generations in the name of Evan, John, Robert, John, James, and fewer between him and me, and there you have nine generations of us. Reckon thirty years to a generation and it is close to three hundred years that we have belonged to Rhiw. But, is that, in truth, enough of a reason for spending a weekend there?  If I knew who James was I should be one step nearer to Adam and Eve but I know nothing about him and I ought not to boast any more than I already have.

Do you know what they call the Rhiw folk? Not IN Rhiw, of course, Rhiw foxes - and here is one who had returned to his earth.

A place on its own is Rhiw - you will see no other town or village from it, and perhaps this has some effect on the people who live there. It was a very hard life, they had come here in the old days but things are much better now. As in every other village in Wales, there are too many chapels - three, where one would be ample. But, to be fair, they work together, and everybody turned to and worked hard to raise a village hall, and nothing remains but to use it fully throughout the year. I was exceptionally lucky - the children of the local school had a concert there on the Friday night. Singing and acting in Welsh, with a little bit of English - Welsh is Rhiw's natural speech. There are English people who have come to live in Rhiw, and I was glad to see them in the hall, enjoying the Welsh bits as much as, if not more than - the English. It was a concert to raise funds to send children to the Urdd Eisteddfod, and wasn't that a good beginning for the new hall?

But in one thing I was disappointed. Practically no Welshman or Welshwoman comes here for their holiday. Of course, some of Rhiw's youth come back to see their parents, but that is a different matter. Here is a small village of kind and welcoming people, of neat and clean houses, and strangers from England coming here year after year; some of them so fond of the place that they buy old tumbledown cottages and transform them into attractive homes. Some of Rhiw's children have returned here to live, from England's large cities, and they have built new houses and are making a big contribution to the life of the village.

But the strangers - the visitors - are all English. They are nice people and behave exactly as they should, fair play. Why don't the Welsh come here? I don't know. They could get all that the English get: the open sky, the wind from the sea and the mountains, the views, the quietness, walking the slopes and going to the seashore. They can go down to Plas yn Rhiw and see that noble house and the flowers in the gardens: walk to the top of Mynydd y Graig and see the world below them. Remembering, I hope, that we Welsh are indebted to three English sisters for putting all this in the care of the  National Trust. The Welsh would get all this if they came, but they would get something the English would not: pure unadulterated Welsh, and living and talking with people who think in Welsh. And that is a lesson and an education to all of us.

I said before that it is no use trying to persuade everybody to come to Rhiw because there is not room for them all to stay. But there are hundreds of villages in Wales whose children are spread over the earth. Let everyone, now and at once, for his holidays return to his own land and his people. Not only for his own good but for the good of his people and his land too. There is in our villages the need of a little "blood transfusion" - we might as well not pretend that this is not so - a need for new ideas, and experiences of the larger world to add to the older traditions and to make a new Wales in the age of electricity and the motor car. As I see it, the greatest danger that faces us as a nation is that the world uproots us from our soil and transplants us - sometimes in another country - to earn our daily bread. We have to raise our families far from our native soil and in so doing something is lost, a bit of the family tradition disappears from sight, even if it is not lost forever.

Well, we must make the best of the world as it is - it won't change to please us. But everyone of us has, somewhere, his own Rhiw, his village, his family, his people. And there, wherever it may be, there is something to be got that cannot be got anywhere else in the whole wide world.

If you are within reach this summer, come and have a look at the farthest end of Lleyn, the land of earth walls, of the heather and the gorse, and the flowers like many-coloured dust until you come to the sea and the craggy rocks. I know not if Wales be the "Land of White Gloves", but I do know that it is the land of "red fingers". And remember, it is of flowers I speak - not of maids with their shop-red nails.

Come and stand and meditate, as I did, on the top of the clip - Clip y gylfinir- one of the shoulders of Mynydd Rhiw - on a fine summer evening, to see the land from one sea to another, in the great silence with only the sound of the wind and the seagulls wheeling slowly in the blue sky. If you come here once, you'll return, I'll warrant you. Come here if you seek a place where the soul can find peace.

 

 

 

over thousands of years

 

It wasn’t the weather that drew me here, from Australia to Britain, but nonetheless the weather has beamed at me for all but one day of rain.

Fifty years since I’ve set foot here and none of us lasts forever so this is the time, while health still exists, to tread, walk and clamber to the places which interest me. Satellite navigation has been essential although it doesn’t take me precisely to where I need to go but the kindness of strangers has helped with these adventures.

‘You can see Wales in three days.’ says a sister who should know better and, I suppose I can, if covering distance is the aim. Probably do it in less if I use a helicopter.

‘A month isn’t long enough.’ says an aunt and she’s right but it’s all I have or really want.

‘And don’t forget that April can be a cruel month.’ she added while I thought ‘How poetic an expression.’

It’s places in South America and elsewhere, now in war zones, where gigantic megalithic walls exist, fitted together with great precision and into polygonal shapes with many angles which amaze me and beg the question – who built them? More to the point – how did they get built. Simple brute strength, ropes and pulleys don’t answer these questions to my satisfaction. The areas concerned are often high in the mountains, on precipitous ledges and there’s nowhere to stand.

So it feels quite appropriate that, after flying into Manchester, my first stop in the U.K. should be the Nine Ladies stone circle which is in the midlands. The stones aren’t large – perhaps knee high – but they carry a gravitas which belies their size. Sang a quiet song to them and wished them well as I contemplate the generations who have also touched and been touched by these stones.

Swinside stone circle is a fair drive north east and really required perseverance to find the place. The ‘kindness of strangers’ who pointed me in the right direction prevailed and eventually I found myself walking along a stony track until they came into view, across a fence and within a farmer’s field. Wild and weathered they are - with a magnificent view in every direction.

From there to Hadrian’s Wall much of which has been ‘borrowed’ over the centuries in order to build what must be thousands of miles of dry stone walls which separate one field from another. Spectacular country and not hard to imagine why Hadrian decided that this was the edge of the empire and that the Picts and Scots could keep the lands to the north.

Too long a drive to do in one hit, from Hadrian’s Wall to Stonehenge, and with places to visit along the way, I made my way to elsewhere and another time.

While it felt appropriate to pay my respects to the Nine Ladies, the Swinside stone circle and to the builders of Stonehenge, that’s it for megalithic sites.

My journey here, from the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, to the calm and beautiful Poppit Sands at Cardigan Bay, West Wales had been delayed by a year or so due to financial difficulties followed by a broken foot. Both basically got healed and not everything which appears as a negative in life turns out to be so.

I had opportunity to do some research into ancient Britain and found the works of Alan Wilson and Baram Blackett while recuperating.

These historians have found no favour with the establishment but their research is meticulous and reveals a history of Britain far removed from that which is taught and accepted. When it comes to experts, Alan Wilson – paraphrasing – suggests that they have the advantage of colossal ignorance. That gave me a chuckle and perhaps my saving grace is that I’m not an expert on anything but am all too aware of my ‘colossal ignorance’ and so I keep an open mind but not so open that everything falls out when I shake my head.

Their books are hard to find without going to huge expense which is quite sad as it’s the content and not the rarity value which interests me. There are, however, many hours on youtube of them being interviewed which I found both enlightening and frustrating because I’d have to pause and rewind to establish the name of a person or place being mentioned.

Their video segments are filmed over a period of years and they start off as middle aged men, full of vim and vigour, sure of their facts and certain that it’s only a matter of time before their truth is accepted. Like many whose truth threatens the careers of the establishment experts this turned out not to be the case and towards the end of their interviews, Alan in particular appears worn down and worn out.

Into the picture comes Adrian Gilbert who has had some commercial acceptance and success and who writes a book with them called ‘The Holy Kingdom’ and which I’m able to find.

Ah – joy. Now I have a book to carry with me, reread and use as a reference while I’m still in Australia and using GoogleEarth to zoom in and add placemarks. It’s because of this ability that many places feel a bit familiar by the time I get to them.

I’ve had no particular interest in King Arthur any more than I have in Robin Hood. Like many of us, I placed them in the myth and legend category – a nice idea because both had some ethical character but somewhat shimmery just as Camelot dissolves in the bright midday sun.

While I’m aware that history is written by the victors, I’d tended to think that it just meant that the history concerned is slanted to favour the victor and show them in a good light. I hadn’t realised that the victors could just leave out the previously accepted history and who would know or raise their voice in protest after a few decades had passed.

Within my own lifetime I’ve seen how easy it is to manipulate public opinion and to utterly change, within a generation, what is considered acceptable, what is accepted as true and how sly, cunning, deceit and manipulation are often now seen as clever behaviour.

The significance of Nevern?

Nevern is now a quiet small village in west Wales but wasn’t always so. It used to be named Nanhyfer which is derived from Nant Hyfer which is an alternative name for the stream flowing through the village, now called the Afon Nyfer. Nant means stream and Afon means river. In an 1848 dictionary ‘nyfer’ means ‘pure or holy’ so the thought is that Afon Nyfer means ‘the holy or heavenly river.’ Running into it is another small stream called the Afon Bannon or ‘River of the Empress’. This passes by the village of Constantinople which is a couple of miles from Nevern.

Within striking distance of Nevern are the villages of Gethsemane, Jericho, Bethlehem and Dinas Cross (City of the Cross.) Why these villages are named ‘as they are’ relates to the journeys taken by Helen, the mother of the Emperor Constantine – he who adopted Christianity as the official religion of the Roman empire and she who travelled extensively through the middle east collecting holy relics and, apparently, the Cross itself.

 Whether that’s true is, of course, debatable as is the idea that Joseph of Arimathea arrived here within a few years of Christ’s crucifixion. When I offered that idea to the priest at St Illtyd’s church, he almost rolled his eyes and remarked ‘How would he have made himself understood?’ That made sense to me until I reflected later that Britain had been visited by Phoenicians and other traders for a long time before Christ so language may not have been such an issue as the priest suggested.

The present church at Nevern is approached through a gate and the path through the graveyard is flanked by ancient Yew trees – a symbol of eternity which predates Christianity. As an aside, a bough was cut off one of these trees, perhaps one hundred and fifty years ago, in order to wipe out the memory of someone who had hanged himself from that branch. The wound on the tree still bleeds a red sap as I witnessed the other day. That wounded stump of the branch isn’t high up the tree which begs the question – how could someone hang themselves so low to the ground? These Yew trees grow in the most fantastic and twisted shapes so the event isn’t impossible.

Welsh is a language which is almost unpronounceable to non-Welsh speakers and so place names don’t reveal their meaning to those, such as I, who are illiterate in that language but they do have specific meanings and even individual fields are named and, often so, to record an event, a battle or, in the case of Helen, to record her passing by.

On the way to Nevern, I passed a signpost to Gethsemane. It isn’t recognised by my sat/nav which proves the point – if I ‘believed’ the sat/nav was infallible, I’d miss a great deal. It does recognise Bethlehem but not Constantinople nor Jericho. Google Earth, now that the useful one has been replaced – not that I asked for it – by the newer professional version, doesn’t work at all unless I’m connected to the internet.

Anyway – within the graveyard of the church in Nevern stand two ancient stone pillars. The grandest stands perhaps ten foot high and is topped by a Celtic cross. It is the Stone of King Hywell Dda 948 A.D. while next to the church door stands the more ancient and smaller stone of Vortimer, son of Vortigern. 

Vortimer fought and drove out the Saxons – 456 A.D. … I’m assuming that this was a relatively local war and not across the whole of Britain. Either way, it stands to reason that the Stones of such people weren’t placed just anywhere and that Nevern had a greater significance than first appears. There are Dolmens placed in the general area which relate to the Cygnus star constellation and centre at Nevern and , thus, this area had significance which predates Christianity much as does Stonehenge and similar structures.

It doesn’t much matter whether Helen actually carried the ‘true’ cross and other relics to Britain. It does matter that she and others believed this to be true and brings me to the wider significance of Nevern.

Not far from the church and conveniently signposted is a path which leads to the Pilgrim’s Cross. It is set in and on a cliff wall. The wall looks partly manmade but not to a casual glance. Alan Wilson and Baram Blackett believe that a cave lies behind this wall and that this is the resting place of the Cross.

What I have come to understand is that history is not only written by the victors but that the victors leave out what doesn’t fit their narrative or suit their purpose.

If that be true then how would one know.

 

 

 

it's a bit of a pilgrimage

 

From Hadrian's Wall to Stonehenge  ... found my way to a section of Hadrian's Wall where I gazed out, looking for Picts or Scots, but saw none so had a bite to eat in the visitors center cafe. There I found, to my great surprise, a bottle of Dandilion and Burdock ( which I've dated to the early fifth century)

So I sat on Hadrian's Wall with a bottle of pop and looked out over the magnificent view. One of the guide ladies listened politely to my thoughts about Arthur 1 having ranged as far north as Carlilse and told me that local legend believes that to be true. It costs to visit places such as that area of the wall as it does to visit Stonehenge so I bought a nine day overseas visitor pass, the cost of which was covered by those two sites. For some unknown reason, this doesn't cover anything in Wales.

Ah - Stonehenge. I found a bridle path for the three and a half mile walk which took me along the King Barrow Ridge, complete with burial mounds, then over styles, through gates and across fields and there it was - miles away. Not to be put off, I continued and found that Stonehenge is fenced off with me on the wrong side of the fence. Followed said fence until I reached the end where a guide/security chap inspected my ticket and told me that I'd need to catch the shuttle bus to the visitors center to get it stamped. Ah - bureaucracy - After giving it a moment's thought and realising that I'd get no closer really than I already was ... no-one gets to touch the stones and 'following a path' is the best one can do, I took my photos, gave the stones a wry smile, and walked back across the golden fields, bridle paths and burial mounds stopping only to take a photo of some sheep who had numbers on their backs ... hmm ... 'must be teaching them how to count' thought I. It really tickled my fancy as a sheep gazed at me and went 'Baaa' .... 'Humbug' thought I.

Long walk, there and back but worth it of course.

 

walkabout

 

About to go walkabout for awhile. It’s been a long time coming. Back to places I haven’t seen since childhood’s end.

Australia is vast but so is Wales ... that might sound odd but it’s a matter of perspective rather than distances. Both lands are ancient and it’s the old places I want to touch, perhaps they’re now with little to see but still with much to feel.

It’s not the ruin but why it was originally placed there which interests me. Although I’ll be happy to be a tourist, that aspect will be secondary to the wild, misty and seemingly empty landscapes.

I’ll take my guitar and trust that my heart will sing.

 

 

 

.... who's on first .....

 

Russia is not my enemy, neither is China. The Project for a New American Century was written prior to 9/11 and was charged with the responsibility for articulating the possible ways in which America could maintain a posture, within world politics, of total spectrum domination.

To that end, regime change was deemed necessary throughout the Middle East and specifically in regard to Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Sudan and ... Iran.

Not a word about freedom or democracy nor about the total destruction of all those countries ... and for what? So America can keep its pre-eminent position.

No regime change in Saudi Arabia and none in Israel yet both countries are barbaric in their treatment of those deemed enemies and neither can be called a democracy.

And ‘lest we forget’, 9/11 – contrary to the message portrayed in mainstream documentaries – was not due to the actions of some bearded terrorists who could not have flown those planes but, by the laws of physics, demonstrated free fall when three towers, not two, hit the ground, neatly into their own imprint and ‘shock and awe’ replaced the critical faculties we all possess.

‘Gee – that was lucky .... think of the mess if they’d have fallen over sideways.’

It beggars belief that this crime against mankind continues to ripple out with its disastrous effects while the perpetrators, the Donald Rumsfelds of this world, profit.

Evil men in high places and, no doubt, it always was so. And that’s my point, I guess. It’s easy to recognise the conspiracies of the past but there appears to be a ‘cognitive dissonance’ in recognising that such conspiracies are alive and kicking to this day and that, within their agendas, you and I are of no concern.

Small wonder that an alien presence tends not to land on the White House lawn. Having said that, I’m glad that my own UFO sighting happened before holograms and that it happened ‘out the back of beyond’ AND that it was lit up like an absurd, silent Christmas tree.

No mistake there. We are not alone and very strange it would be if we were.

A five minute video below speaks volumes for the curious.

 

 

.... from the General to the public ....

 

 

... the times - they are a changing ...

 

A cool grey sky, autumn hits its stride and the birds of the garden are all the more glorious. A few slices of bread brings in the Currawongs with beady yellow eye and intelligent gaze, and the ‘take yer breath away’ beauty of the Satin Bower birds, shy and flighty with deep blue eyes and camouflage green feathers, the description of which does it no justice, magpies swooping and carolling melodious – they all get fed. King Parrots, resplendent in greens and shades of red, fly in for the few sprinklings of seed and all of them drink from the small fountain beneath the TreeFerns.

What have I learnt in my quest to find a truthful ‘ancient’ British history? Much of it is a lie, a misrepresentation, a distortion and a dismissal of any evidence which conflicts with the established view.

Sources are few when it comes to the time before the Romans. Sources are few when it comes to the period known as the Dark Ages. Any and all of these sources are called into question regarding accuracy but there are real records which exist today and one of these is the Llandaff Charters. These charters record gifts of land from kings in Wales to the clergy. If the truth be known, there was a British Christian church established by Joseph of Arimathea within years of Christ’s ministry. These Charters not only mention ‘who gave what to whom’ but who was present as witnesses and their various relationships. Thus a king list, a genealogy is established and the reality of a King Arthur is established as fact.

Gradually a picture emerges in which a comet grazes Britain around 562 A.D. and sets the country ablaze, ruining the land for ten years and more and necessitating a migration out of Britain and into Brittany, France. This, in turn, allowed relatively easy access into Britain by the Saxons.

The suppression of Welsh history is not some mild form of paranoia but backed up by the decree in which printing presses were forbidden in Wales. During the 1800’s the language itself could not be spoken in schools without the punishment of the ‘Welsh Not’ being applied. The reality of a King Arthur of Glamorgan was still common knowledge and taught in the 1920’s.

None of this was taught to me in my childhood Welsh school.

As I look up references to the ‘Welsh not’ so the BBC blurb tells me this:

‘In order to improve pupils' knowledge of the English language, the Welsh education system of the late 19th century employed the 'Welsh Not' or 'Welsh Stick' as a method of discouraging children from speaking in their native tongue. This small piece of wood was given in turn to individuals overheard talking Welsh, and whoever was wearing it by the end of the week was often severely punished.’

Amazing – so it wasn’t to destroy the Welsh language but to improve the knowledge of English.

All things being equal – which they seldom are – and I should be walking those hills and valleys, drinking the air and touching the earth as their Spring approaches.

 

 

... youtube and its form of censorship ...

 

 

... a bit of a palaver ....

 

I’ve migrated my web site to the updated version. I was quite happy with the old version but bits and pieces no longer work.

In the process, I’ve made a few songs free downloads, one is ‘So happy birthday’ – a two chord, joyous song ( played in G and C. ) The others matter to me or are just fun.

 

 

 

.... the history mystery ...

 

Magpies sing their throaty, musical notes as dawn brings shafts of sunlight through the eastern window, laying light right through the house. The contrast between the deep, still and pleasant warm morning here and the winter storms raging elsewhere couldn’t be more pronounced. Here, it’s the first days of Autumn – a beautiful time of year. Elsewhere, local conditions prevail.

It’s still the case that there is no treaty with our Aboriginal population, no acceptance by our political leaders that the need for an Aboriginal advisory body, attached to parliament, is a wise move.

Another stark contrast as the gay/lesbian community celebrate the acceptance of same sex marriage within the context of an annual Mardi Gras while nothing happens to alleviate the ongoing pain and suffering of our Aboriginal community. Why not? They both represent a small percentage of the wider population but the wealth, power and influence of the one compared to the other is immense.

It’s sickening to witness the silence. I write to the local newspaper to no avail, they don’t print the sort of letters I write yet their pages were full of the angst regarding same sex marriage.

Gatekeepers are everywhere.

I’ve been watching Bettany Hughes’ ‘Seven Ages of Britain’ – a BBC production, complete with computer generated imagery, very well put together but completely missing any reference to the Welsh who were, of course, the ancient Britons that she was supposed to be illustrating within those programs.

History is not only written by the victors but the myths and legends, the truths and half truths are also rearranged and re-purposed to suit the status quo. This doesn’t need to be a conspiracy theory as such but can arise when the Professor of History happens to be a religious bigot and thus dismisses anything which contradicts his prejudice.

The late 1700’s and into the 1800’s reflected just such a situation in Britain. An unpopular Hanoverian king on the British throne, the French revolution and American War of Independence still fresh in people’s minds and the established order requiring a history which took no account of the already established ancient British history.

As that ancient British history took itself back to Troy and Troy was yet to be rediscovered, it was relatively easy to dismiss that history and give us the incomplete and basically false early history which Bettany Hughes now presents.

Why should this matter? Surely King Arthur was myth and legend ... not so, a King Arthur existed in Wales as King of Glamorgan and is recognised and noted as ruling in the mid 300’s A.D. and six generations later, another King Arthur fought the Saxons in the 500’s A.D.

It’s worth noting that many British kings were uneasy about the Welsh. Printing presses were banned in Wales until the end of the 1600’s. Welsh teachers were replaced, wholesale, with English speaking teachers in schools across Wales. The speaking of Welsh was forbidden in schools. These are easily verified facts.

I suppose my main point is that you destroy a culture by dismissing its history, its language and its religion ... and it’s still occurring. It’s not a theory, it’s fact.

When I arrived here in the late 1960’s, Aboriginals hadn’t been counted in any census, they were considered part of the fauna and flora which indicates that, at least by previous generations, they weren’t necessarily seen as humans.

Change had to wait until the 1967 Referendum when more than 90% of Australians voted to give the Commonwealth Government the power to legislate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and to include all Indigenous Australians in official estimates of the Australian population.

It’s only fifty years ago and it can be argued that not much changes.

While people believe what they choose to believe, those beliefs are moulded by those with the power to do just that.

It’s a strange word is Discrimination. I discriminate between right and wrong and that’s considered o.k. ... but if I draw attention to the dreadful conditions being foisted on the Palestinians by Israel, it’s considered discrimination of a different order. It’s nothing of the sort. It’s not anti Semitic but it is anti evil and more than sixty years of failed, half hearted efforts to provide a two state solution is exposed as the lie and the illusion it always was. The power lay with Israel, the Goliath of that story.

 

... Gaza - still the largest open air prison ...

 

 

... weapons of mass distraction ....

 

‘Weapons of mass destruction’ led the world into regime change throughout the Middle East. There were no weapons of mass destruction to be found but, no matter, regime change is part of America’s Project for a New American Century and so the attempts at regime change continue with devastating results for millions.

Weapons of mass distraction and weapons of mass deception continue to be used with no end in sight.

There’s a quiet migration happening here in Australia as real estate prices soar, rents become unaffordable and money laundering from overseas further boosts the price of a home.

On the surface, all appears well – after all the houses don’t move. Where I live was once a half day drive from Sydney. An improved highway cuts that time to a few hours and so prices increase here, on the outer fringes. The people already here who rent move still further away from the city, desperate to find a job and a roof over their collective heads. The homeless grow in number as society fractures further.

My sleep patterns are awry and I’m usually awake at dawn. I go for an hour’s walk, listening to the ‘news’ as I go. Gun Control, or rather the lack of it in the U.S.A, makes the news again. What appears madness from a distance is explained with a tortured logic which indicates to me that the ‘my gun is bigger than yours’ approach should lead to mums taking their kids to school in an armoured vehicle.

One out of three school principals here have suffered violence and are ‘stressed’ – as you would be – by their occupation in these times.

There’s a litany of misery which is mirrored in other countries yet a brave new world of technological marvels is portrayed as being an answer to our collective woe. I don’t believe it just as I don’t believe much at all.

The birds of the garden perch on a handrail as I return from my walk. Some like a bit of bread, some like a handful of seed and some, like the Sulphur crested Cockatoo, will eat just about anything – including the handrail. They are the vandals of the bird world and are wary of me now that I have a ‘you beaut’ Star Wars ‘lock and load’ water pistol which does no more than startle them but makes me feel better anyway. The Satin Bower birds are exquisitely beautiful, very shy and lift my spirits by their presence. The same can be said for the King parrots resplendent in their colours and their regal manner.

It’s an overcast morning, late summer but feels like autumn. Time to go quiet again.

 

.. play it again, Sam ....

 

 

.... meanwhile ....

 

 

... on a note, more worthy of wonder ...

 

 

.... unedifying ...

 

What to make of a book which openly states that all who don’t belong to the same tribe as the writers of that book are soulless creatures, less than human and only here to serve the members of the tribe.

Not written by the white supremacist although I don’t see a difference but those of Judaism who leave the Old Testament with its Ten Commandments in favour of that same book which Christ railed about and who named its followers as belonging to the Synagogue of Satan. The Talmud.

There are many sects within Judaism just as there are in any other religion. I listen to Jewish voices, and listen closely to those who dissent from Zionism and its aims.

Can I question the power, political and otherwise, of Zionist Israel, the abysmal manner in which they treat their neighbours, without being called an anti-Semite? I can’t, yet the truth is there for all to see.  

The Balfour Declaration (it its entirety)

Foreign Office
November 2nd, 1917

Dear Lord Rothschild,

I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.

His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.

I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

Yours sincerely,
Arthur James Balfour

 

“ ..... it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.” 

It didn’t happen and shows no sign of happening.

Since that time and against the wishes of many Jews, the political organisation known as Zionism used their influence to create the modern state of Israel. Those branches of Judaism faithful to the Ten Commandments know that such a State can only be brought into existence by God and, thus, Israel has no religious right to exist.

Zionism is a hundred years or more in age.

I have something in common, as do all who profess that what we really have in common IS our humanity, with those who follow or attempt to follow those Commandments by which a fair and just society has a chance of flourishing. This includes those with or without a religion.

Anti – Semitic is a nonsense phrase designed to deflect and confuse any criticism of Zionism or the more odious side of Judaism as expressed by The Talmud.

 

.... Earth's magnetic Flip ....

 

 

... weather isn't climate ...

 

 

... when Atlas held up the world ...

 

While I dig into ancient history, modern history is busy being written, revised, sanitised and otherwise dressed up as fact.

History itself is a war. I witness 9/11 and understand, within hours, that this was - absolutely not as the later official story would have me believe. No conspiracy theory but inescapable conclusion due to the laws of physics – ‘free fall’ does not occur unless every impediment to a slow collapse is removed.

I stand alone within my extended family over this matter. Life continues and it’s difficult enough without entertaining such a monstrous idea that a controlled demolition – with all the hideous implication – brought down, into its own footprint, two towers hit by planes and Building 7, a forty seven story building which wasn’t hit by a plane.

I’m not so busy that I can’t find the time to investigate the event which plunged the world into an unending war on terror. How can it ever be other than ‘unending’?

Empires arise, stay awhile, and disappear. During the last years, perhaps the final centuries if the Empire is large, the population is unaware of its coming demise but the crumbling infrastructure tells the tale.

Such is America. Where the idea of American exceptionalism comes from, I don’t know but it’s suspiciously similar to both ‘the chosen people’ and Nazi Germany’s master race. Ultimately – just another ‘who’s the boss’ scenario.

Blessed by God? Every despot, fraud and liar can claim ‘blessed by God’ but that claim doesn’t make it so.

The idea that the world is a grand chessboard is familiar to most and, if you play chess then you’ll understand strategy. I’m not so good at chess but do understand that moves are planned with more than one purpose and deception is integral to success – you don’t telegraph the purpose of your moves. I suppose that approach could be called a conspiracy of silence. It applies to life and to the life of nations as those nations strive to promote their interests in a political reality where ethics don’t apply.

The story of the privately owned Federal Reserve and the system of Central banks is the other glaringly obvious – but not unless you’ve investigated – fraud upon mankind.

Money is printed out of thin air and banks ‘too big to fail’ become part of what is considered normal. NOTHING is too big to fail but banks need to be bailed out and so it is that you and I pay for that ... and the very system which is parasitical in nature continues to feed upon the host body – the people.

‘ ... and it was always so.’ murmurs a friend who knows something of human nature but hasn’t investigated the Federal Reserve.

I’ve been immersing myself in ancient history – not as a scholar already well read in such matters – but as a curious human, late in life, attempting to see the ‘bigger picture.’

There isn’t the consensus that I’d have expected. It’s true that enough sources coincide to make clear a date upon which something happened of enough consequence to make it worth writing down but that’s the equivalent of a bone from a skeleton without a context in which to view it.

I’ve a hodge podge of books and atlases and ‘British History 55 B.C. – A.D. 1688’ comes to mind. I’d expected more than a paragraph about the Britons of that early time but it was as if they didn’t exist. It’s a school book. It reads easily but tells me almost nothing except Julius Caesar arriving, a few hundred years of Roman interaction and then – the Anglo Saxons.

So history is air-brushed, much is omitted, things are presented in a favourable light - or otherwise - and all of these previous times go back no more than 10,000 years or so which takes us back to an Ice Age which I’d understood to be ended but perhaps not ... we’re just in a warm period. Either way, the ice retreats from much of the world and sea levels rise.

It’s well after this that ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia flower as civilisations, that mankind moves from hunter gatherer to agriculture and a relatively settled state. Perhaps starting 6000 years ago.

According to my time line chart, 3,700 B.C. Ancient Mesopotamia, 3,150 B.C. Ancient Egypt, 2,900 B.C. Ancient India, 1,850 B.C. Ancient China, 1,850 B.C. Ancient Israel, 900 B.C. Ancient Greece, 800 B.C. Ancient Rome ... it all looks very neat and tidy and yet the world is littered with megalithic structures which exist but don’t fit in to the established order. Not only do they exist but they defy the ability of modern man to duplicate.

When the ice melted and flooded the low lying coastal areas whole cities sunk beneath the seas and oceans. They exist in the Mediterranean and off the coast of India. For them to have been built and then sink indicates that they were built before the Ice Age ended. Perhaps I’m missing something here but if we’re busy dating civilisations then it makes sense that earlier vestiges, now beneath the waves, need to be taken into account.

It puzzles me that Australia appears to have no megalithic structures, no hidden cities in the jungles as occurs in South America, no pyramids yet – when it comes to ancient – the Aboriginal nations rightly claim an unbroken history of 40,000 years and more. As to a civilisation ... none of mankind’s civilisations have endured yet the Aboriginal culture endures.

“Where are their buildings, their cathedrals, their roads?” enquired my father when I returned from time spent at close quarters with some tribal aborigines, full of wonder, exhausted but enthusiastic.

It is only recently that maps of Australia have become available which show – not the various now existing States and Territories – but what looks like a map of Europe, the whole country clearly divided or rather delineated into areas in which each Aboriginal nation becomes responsible for that land.

It’s an entirely different world view to that held by my father who could not help but see through a world view of Empire, past and present, and all else is primitive and of dubious value. Culture is a very different and far more serious matter for Aboriginal custodians than is evident in the Western mind. For one thing, of paramount importance, we don’t have initiations into the shared spiritual life of the tribe. Not in the same sense. As to cathedrals ... if the whole country is a cathedral, what need for a building.

Anyway, Australia remains an enigma. It’s almost as if it’s been dropped into this world, to develop in its own unique way without reference to other civilisations.

The concept of Uniformity – basically that the conditions which exist now within the solar system have prevailed for aeons – is a comfortable idea and dovetailed quite neatly into Darwin’s theories regarding evolution and the aeons of time required for that slow march. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a slow march nor require a uniformity but the ideas sprang within a few decades of each other and ‘that was that.’

It doesn’t square with the evidence which Velikovsky provides of a catastrophic recent past where planets moved in their orbits.

All part of a bigger picture in which 10,000 years doesn’t seem so ancient.

 

.... dutchsinse ....

 

The prevailing view is that ‘you can’t forecast earthquakes.’ ... and that was true until technology made clear, in real time, what had been mysterious.

I’ve been watching Dutchsinse use technology, in the form of Google Earth, the various earthquake reporting centres, the volcanic ash advisory website and a quite marvellous visual aid – a picture’s worth a thousand words – to make the case that ‘you can forecast earthquakes.’

His premise is simple and should/could be self evident ... pressure transfers across the plate. It is this pressure, coming up from various depths below the plate, which results in the earthquakes which, in turn, tend to follow the existing fault lines ... the earthquakes are the ‘fingerprints’ left behind as this pressure continues to move across and below the plate.

His presentation is detailed, clear and his videos allow for the fact that many are ‘new’ to these concepts. He doesn’t claim anything earth shattering – no pun intended – but his work has the established academic bodies doing everything possible to destroy the man ... and the message.

If earthquakes cannot be forecast then the bodies charged with the responsibility for recording these events have no reason to be either speedy or accurate in that recording. If earthquakes CAN be forecast then those bodies should be galvanised into a proactive stance but this hasn’t been the case. Too many professors, comfortable in their tenure, would find that the ideas upon which their careers depend are no longer viable.

The same sort of attack happened to Velikovsky, yet the evidence he produced to back up his assertion that the Earth has had a recent catastrophic past hasn’t been disputed in terms of facts. Again, should his ideas prove to be correct then many ‘learned men’ lose their jobs. So much for scientific objectivity.

I’ll put a video of Dutchsinse below.

 

.... earthquake forecasting ....

 

 

.... geoengineering ....

 

 

... it matters now as it did then ....

 

 

... once upon a time, far across the sea ...

 

 

.. to that fair Isle I sail in dreams of plenty ...

 

When I started this site many years ago, it was as a vehicle within which I could upload my recorded songs. Has music been a success story? Not in any commercial sense but that’s not to dismiss commercial – being commercial indicates a popularity due to the songs resonating with others. My songs resonated with me when I wrote them and eventually became what is presented here.

Without that creative outlet I don’t know how much of my tattered sanity would remain. I’m quite comfortable with ‘having had a go’, regardless of commercial success, just as my brief forays into acting were good for me to do – a way of stretching the boundaries.

‘You’ve got to have an interest.’ is true for those of us not completely weighed down by the struggle to survive. Music, the creativity of a changing garden and a consistent sense of mystery along with some minor knowledge of there being much more to our existence than meets the eye – these are constant companions.

I turn away, as best I can, from the obscenities of life in a time of post 9/11, perpetual War on Terror, and the resulting waves of refugees pouring into the seas around Europe as their own societies are devastated in the name of a ‘freedom’ which is itself a hollow nonsense.

I go back to a Syria of three and a half thousand years ago when a mass migration of people made their way to Troy, in what is now known as Turkey. From there, some portion of those people, at a later date, made their way to Britain.

This is a hidden history in the sense of not being well known but this wasn’t always the case. The simple - but not only reason - for this dismissal of the British history of that time was that the city of Troy, considered legend, wasn’t discovered until the 1920’s and if Troy is legend then that British history, whose kings of old trace their lineage to this migration, must also be considered a fabrication.

I’d have thought that this re-discovery of Troy would have a prompted another look at early British history but it hasn’t happened to any degree which would have the established opinion changed.

Having read Velikovsky’s ‘Worlds in Collision’, that date of approximately 1500 B.C. – when this mass migration is supposed to have taken place – resonates. Velikovsky presents evidence of a planetary body passing close enough to Earth at the time of the Exodus to cause devastation in parts of our planet.

Being originally Welsh and now having some time to follow my inclinations, I’ll pursue these lines of inquiry and put together a time line over which people and events will take their place.

As to why a history should be hidden – prejudice, political expedience, greed, corruption and vested interest. Same old story.

When laid up with a broken foot last year, I re-read the Mabinogion – Welsh myth and legend. I still found it difficult to make much sense of those wondrous tales, of other worldly powers, of treachery and courage and of time stood still. And of real magic.

Many years ago, I played the son of a sea god for a radio play which was based upon a story from the Mabinogion. I don’t think I did a very good job – a bit difficult to put oneself in the mindset of such a being - but that’s not really the point. There’s a reality about such stories which mirrors the Aboriginal Dreamtime ‘other dimension’ quality.

In the mid 1800’s the speaking of Welsh was forbidden in schools within Wales and to reinforce this message a wooden board called a ‘Welsh not’ was employed. A bit like a nasty version of ‘pass the parcel’, this piece of board, with a rope attached, moved from pupil to pupil, if a Welsh word was uttered, and hung around the neck. The last pupil to wear the ‘Welsh not’ before school broke up for the day got a thrashing.

As for writing in the Welsh language - that started centuries earlier and the first to make an outright attempt to suppress the Welsh language was Richard ll (1367 – 1400). He attempted to prohibit writing in Wales. His successor and cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, deposed Richard in 1399 and became Henry IV. He continued with that strategy.

Suppress the language, suppress the history.

So it’s a bit of a detective story with sources to check and leads to follow and to put me in good stead for a later voyage back to the ‘Land of my Fathers.’

 

... perhaps not 'solved' - the precision of those angles remain ... ..

 

 

... elsewhere in reality ...

 

So ... Poole Harbour was built 300 years before the Romans arrived in Kent. A comet devastated the whole of Britain in 562 A.D. There were two historically verified King Arthurs who were separated in time by 150 years – one born around 345 A.D. and who apparently fought and killed the Roman Emperor, Gratian, and one born around 503 A.D. I say ‘apparently’ because I’ve yet to check the sources. Wikipedia makes no mention of this in their article on Gratian - perhaps because Arthur is believed to be no more than legend.

There’s a small problem with the dates in earlier history because the British of the period used the date of the crucifixion as Year 1, thus Year 1 is 34 A.D.

In the British history, as taught to me in school, not much happened before 1066 ... ‘and all that’. And certainly ‘not much happened’ before the Romans paid a visit and beat a retreat 1000 years before.

Yet this runs counter to the British history, accepted as fact prior to the mid 1800’s, and then discarded in favour of that which suited the understanding and prejudice of the time. The sources of early British history in which genealogies are revealed and events recorded aren’t hidden as such – it’s more that they’re seen as suspect.

In the mid 1800’s the physical existence of the city of Troy was yet to be discovered and the story of Troy was understood as something that Homer had perhaps invented. Thus it was an easy matter to assume that British history was also invented because the genealogy of British kings goes back to Brutus who had come from Troy to Britain around 500 B.C.

According to Alan Wilson, himself a historian much ignored by other historians, the first wave of migration into Britain occurred around 1500 B.C. – Albyne was sent by sea from Syria. The second wave of migration arrived with Brutus around 500 B.C.

The mention of a comet grazing Britain and setting the country alight from end to end around 562 A.D., devastating both the land and the population, reminds me of Velikovsky’s works on our catastrophic past. He maintains that within that catastrophic and recent past, the timelines of Egypt in relation to other timelines are inaccurate. His book ‘Ages in Chaos’ presents the evidence. I haven’t read it as yet.

But these are topics which do interest me partly because of Welsh birth but more to do with the bigger picture of histories hidden, distorted, ignored or revealed.

That the universe is electric should be seen as self evident when planetary scarring on Mars mirrors the effects of plasma discharge in a laboratory but, as yet, it’s not accepted by the establishment which, in turn, is often motivated by self interest rather than fact.

That the universe is wondrous to behold ... that our true histories go far beyond what has been told. I know this albeit through a glass darkly.

I’ll link to a talk about ancient British history by Alan Wilson.

 

..... ancient British history ...

 

 

.... james corbett ....

 

 

... almost in place if not already here ..

 

 

..smart meters and why? ...

 

 

..... oh happy daze ....

 

‘On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me....’ plays as a carol on the radio. Christmas got replaced by Xmas during my childhood – at least by the commercial world whose interests aren’t well served by Christ’s message. It was disconcerting, as a child to see X replace Christ – ‘X’ marks the spot on treasure maps and ‘X’ also indicates a crossing out.

Symbols exist and run deep through our minds. The use of ‘X’ to replace Christ isn’t trivial and as the decades roll on, Christmas cards get replaced by ‘Happy Festive Season’ pleasantries.

Even in childhood, Santa Claus was replacing Christ, as the primary reason for Christmas, with the emphasis on presents – and who’s going to argue with that?

O.K. – much of the world aren’t Christians but so what? Has the world dared to play around with the festivals of other religions?

This comes up for me as Donald Trump does away, yet again, with reason and placates and appeases the Evangelical Christians who voted for him, by declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel. As much of the thinking of this branch of Christianity has little to do with good feeling towards Judaism and is more bent upon hastening ‘the End Times’ than a  ‘love your neighbour as yourself’ and ‘Do unto others as you’d have done to you’ approach to life, it doesn’t bode well for anyone – apart from weapons manufacturers. And, as I understand it, any Second Coming can neither be hastened nor denied by the machinations of mankind so the idea of hastening a Second Coming is an arrogant nonsense.

What a heartbreaking year.  

Fracking – if one looks on Google Earth and zooms in on California, thousands upon thousands of fracking operations are revealed. They exist in the midst of orchards and green hills, on the sides of ancient volcanoes and those thousands of wells are multiplied many times over as one moves to the mid west. Can’t help but wonder if the wildfires now occurring in California are being fed by both the weather patterns existing there and also by releases of gas from fractured wells which themselves are being subjected to small earthquakes on a daily basis. You wouldn’t know any of this existed if you didn’t look but I remain astounded by the extent of these operations. They run from the mountains to the sea and exist side by side with suburbs. The countryside, itself, is deeply fractured and reflects those deep divisions in the mindset and world view of much of the world’s population.

It’s the attitude of you’re either with us or against us, permeating the world, which disturbs. If politics and religion aren’t fit topics to discuss, I don’t know what is ‘fit to discuss.’

Meanwhile, many turn off the ‘news’ completely, basically because it’s almost always dreadful. A character from ‘Struggle Street’ – a t.v. program – here in Oz, wails that he only wants to be happy just like everyone else and it’s a heartfelt cry mirrored across the land by those struggling to pay rent in a system which encourages all to ‘get on board’ with a parasitic system – a top down pyramid without the solidity of a real pyramid, a literal house of cards ..... and, of course, the relatively few who play the cards, as they see fit, and with no regard for anything but profit.

No wonder then that Christ’s message challenges the power structure now as it did two thousand years ago.

‘Exit stage left, humming strange and half remembered melodies.’

 

 

... row, row, row your boat gently down the stream ....

 

The world turns, earthquakes rattle round the globe, wars and rumours of wars, ... and so it goes. Artificial intelligence, the internet of things, smart meters and a brave new world doesn’t just beckon, it hurtles towards mankind as does the cashless society with all the implications seen and unseen.

Meanwhile, here in Oz, ‘same sex marriage’ has dominated the airways and been deeply divisive. Being deeply divisive is no reason to not have a debate – life itself is ‘deeply divisive’ – but there was no debate, just words of fury and resentment sprayed.

Am I in favour of gay/lesbian couples having the same rights as heterosexual couples? Yes I am. Am I in favour of redefining marriage? No, I’m not. Call it a union and leave marriage as it is. This position puts me at odds with two thirds of the population and doesn’t endear me to them but the reasons why I hold that view aren’t accepted as valid by those who just see the same sex marriage issue as one of discrimination.

Tradition? Dismissed as irrelevant but is it when it’s not just a religious tradition but cuts across both culture and religion and has endured as the basic building block of society for thousands of years.

It’s not an issue for which I’d go to war and I’m happy to accept that the majority view prevails but the suggestion that this issue should have been decided by parliament alone and that ‘it’s a waste of money’ doesn’t wash for me.

Some of my family still love me regardless of differing views whereas others just see me as a bigot. Bit sad really. Spent most of my working life cleaning up after others and looking after the disabled and, all the while, accepting people as they are and not as I’d wish them to be. It’s the content of ones character which matters to me and not the sexual orientation. That being said, I have to wonder about such slogans as ‘Born this way’ as if that wouldn’t also apply to less accepted forms of sexual behaviour. There is an agenda at work which will not be satisfied with a same sex marriage victory and I hold that view because nothing in life stands in isolation and agendas are evident everywhere. But perhaps you have to look beyond an acceptance of truth as revealed by the media – a media controlled by those with their own agenda.

It’s depressing but there it is. ‘Same sex marriage’ becomes of critical importance yet the idea of an Aboriginal Advisory body being attached to parliament gets dismissed by our Prime Minister. Who is discriminated against in this society? Not a word from those who have spent so much time, energy, influence and wealth in pushing the agenda of ‘same sex marriage.’ That may not be ‘the truth’ as my own ‘letter to the editor’ on the value of having an Aboriginal Advisory body didn’t see the light of day and, perhaps, there were other letters which suffered the same fate.

Twin towers and Building 7. The hole in the Pentagon. The hole in the ground at Shanksville with no bodies found. If this means nothing to you then you’re not alone but, to me, these are the vital aspects of 9/11 which lead to an understanding that this was not the work of some bearded terrorists of Middle Eastern background.

The system of Central Banks, privately owned and able to print money out of thin air. Banks too big to fail. Wow. Empires come and go but banks are somehow immune from disaster? How is that possible? Sleight of hand and trickery. My intelligent brother in law insists that the Federal Reserve is not privately owned but he’s wrong. The name ‘Federal Reserve’ is very clever. It implies a government connection which doesn’t exist.

It’s a cool misty morning here in the mountains. A Currawong pierces me through the window with a beady yellow eye and I give it some morsel of food. My sister quietly asks me what brings me joy. The playing of music helps and, of course, there are joyful exceptions to my somewhat bleak view of humanity. That there is a spiritual aspect to life, largely unseen and unspoken, is deep in my heart .... or wherever such perceptions reside.

I’m in the midst of a second game of correspondence chess with an old mate who lives on the other side of this continent. The first game took ten years and this second one started in 2009. The games aren’t the point. The connection via infrequent letters are a delight and stand in stark contrast to twitters and facebook connections. I don’t know how much those connections mean to others but they don’t appeal to me. We don’t cover the sort of issues raised here, it’s more about the garden in which both of us take pleasure, his motorbikes, my musical endeavours and the small but beautiful aspects of life.

 

... grandparents day ...

 

It was a long trip to attend a Grandparents Day at a primary school the other day. It was worth the effort and it was a wonderful and inclusive day.

An ‘Auntie’ gave a welcome to country in which she spoke with clarity about elders and their honoured place within tribal society. She didn’t speak for long and kept it simple and while her words were directed to the children she was also speaking to us – the grandparents. Reminding us of our ongoing responsibility.

I drove home feeling uplifted by both the event and her words. She spent some time talking about respect. That focus stayed with me and, the following day, when our Prime Minister decided that not only would there be no Aboriginal Advisory body attached to parliament but that it would not be a question for a referendum because it wouldn’t get the votes needed to pass it into law, I too  felt as though I’d been kicked in the guts.

I can’t afford despair but it doesn’t stop me from feeling such emotion.

You are wrong, Prime Minister. You show no respect and dishonour our nation.

 

... is it safe ....

 

It was placed in the space between thumb and first finger and they were very pleased with the result. Now they could open locked doors with a wave of the hand.

It was a small news item the other day. It won’t be long before the microchip in the hand does more than open doors. Pay bills with the wave of a hand. Store essential medical information.

Phones which can only be unlocked by fingerprint or retina scan.

In a multitude of convenient ways, the population is databased and it is convenient but more so when it comes to keeping track of everyone.

I don’t know if people have read 1984 or are just aware that it shows a grim totalitarian future. It’s not the future.

The cashless society can’t be far away. While cash exists the people can take their savings from a bank and will certainly do so if a negative interest rate is attempted by the bank. In a cashless society – there’s nothing to withdraw.

More to the point is the ability of governments to then cut off access to funds to those deemed ‘problematic.’

If that future arrives, full blown and all in place, then the biblical prophecy .... ‘no man may buy or sell but that he have the mark of the beast’ .... will have come true.

Strange. When I was a child and still going to Sunday school, I couldn’t conceive of a society where ‘the mark of the beast’ would appear in subtle forms, invisible to the eye, a microchip, a retina scan, a fingerprint, a device.

 

two planes, three towers, impossible ...

 

 

... every breath you take ....

 

It wasn’t always this way. Cold facts of the day are so numerous, so obvious, that keeping mental illness at bay becomes a full time occupation. Jobs are scarce so it’s just as well.

For my first ten years, throughout my formative years, there were few televisions in our village. Some called it the idiot box. Some lauded its arrival as an educational and entertainment tool. There were very few commercials. It was ‘understood’ that commercials break the flow of the drama and so commercials were placed at the beginning and the end of a program. The point here is that it was ‘understood.’ By anyone with a brain cell. What common understandings are there now?

9/11 recedes into history and it remains a false history until it is explained quite how the laws of physics as it relates to ‘free fall’ were suspended on that day. It cannot be explained by the official narrative.

And in the world I inhabit there’s many a false narrative and plenty to act as distraction. Witness the almost universal acceptance of hand held devices designed to what? ... keep us in touch?

‘To act as distraction.’ Not quite sure what I mean. Anything can be seen as a distraction but perhaps the question is more to do with distract from what?

9/11 matters. The implications are profound. It doesn’t prevent me from enjoying activity but it does alter my perception of the bigger picture. Yet the mainstream media cannot and will not touch this subject. No common understanding here.

How is money created out of thin air? Another miracle of the present day given to us by Central banking. The fact that this is fraudulent doesn’t rate a mention in a society weighed down by the cost of living – a by product of this criminal enterprise. Mainstream media won’t touch it yet it profoundly affects the whole world. Again no common understanding.

It’s bitter cold here in the first week of Spring. Howling winds from the Antarctic stream across the mountains. Rising energy prices are of greater concern for many here than the far off floods and hurricanes visible elsewhere. And it’s dry. Been dry for months and the fire season arrives early.

I love this garden. Within twenty years it’s changed shape from a ‘bush block’, beautiful though it was, and become an oasis of Tree Ferns. Don’t know why but I have an affinity with Tree Ferns. The slow growing variety really are slow but they’re tough. They're so tough that you can saw them off from their base and replant the top section. This happens because the whole trunk serves as a root system. Tough, delicate and primeval, there are now a tribe of sixty or so, each with individuality. Some stand solo, few stand tall, others have baby Tree ferns appearing next to the parent. One has a half dozen small Tree Ferns growing from the actual trunk of the parent plant. Like suckling children. They’re remarkable creatures.

In the bitter cold of winter here I have the time and space to continue exploring the wonderful world of UFO’s. It’s just part of that bigger picture, hazy though that aspect be. I’ve seen, briefly, my ‘own’ UFO at close quarters, tree top level and brightly lit, but regardless of that experience I’ve always understood that the universe is not sterile and that it would be teeming with life. To think otherwise is odd – to my mind. Not only doesn’t it receive the focus it deserves, it is still reported with vague amusement if a sighting makes the news. No common understanding there either.

Here in Australia we now have the opportunity to be surveyed regarding same sex marriage and I can’t help but look at the wealth, talent and power with which the gay/ lesbian lobby has pursued its aims and contrast that with the great wall of silence, the lack of input and vigour needed regarding the more important issue of a treaty with the Aboriginal peoples of this country.

So it’s agenda at work, multiple agenda, and many feel unease about the directions being taken.

Sting wrote a beautiful song – ‘Every breath you take’ – it was beautiful for its melody and was taken by most to be a love song. It wasn’t. It’s a song about stalking as the lyrics make clear.

‘You belong to me.’ indicates possession.

‘You belong with me.’ indicates a relationship.

The difference is very clear to me but not to others. It matters because the meaning of words is critical to our understanding – our common understanding.

I’m not equating same sex marriage with the song but pointing out that words have real meaning and that all slogans are lies for what they leave out as much as what they say.

‘Same sex marriage’ is two questions entwined. Am I in favour of gay/lesbian couples having the same legal protections as other couples? Yes.

Am I in favour of redefining marriage? No.

I don’t know that anything stands in isolation and ‘same sex marriage’ also has an agenda attached. We have an Anti bullying program called ‘Safe schools.’ Sounds innocuous but within the teaching programs, until recently removed, is a book called ‘The Gender Fairy’ in which is contained this gem of social engineering aimed at four year olds and up.

‘Whenever a baby is born it is decided by doctors whether the baby is a boy or a girl.’

That’s a twisting of the truth. It’s not ‘decided’ – it actually is. Perhaps one in fifteen hundred babies is born in which sex is indeterminate.

The book goes on to say:

‘Only you know whether you are a boy or a girl. No-one can tell you.’

Again, a twisting of – for most – a self evident fact.

I won’t go to war over this subject but neither will I remain silent. No letters to the editor of our local paper, just this piece to clear my mind and quiet conversation as it arises.

It's still bitter cold and time to water the garden. There are clouds appearing, no rain as yet and none forcast. Nurture and nature, everywhere at play.

 

...climate change ...

 

 

... first casualty of war ...

 

It’s been a cold winter and Spring comes late up here. The Magnolia now blooms on a leafless tree, buds opening slowly to reveal purple and cream. The leaves come later. It’s as beautiful as the daffodils beneath the Treeferns - the familiar with the exotic.

We have earthquakes in Australia but they rarely make the news. Not sure why except perhaps a paternalistic attitude which decides that we don’t need to know that.

There’s more to it than that. I’ve been watching Dutchsinse’s youtube channel about daily earthquake activity and the way in which pressure transfers across the plate. He’s informative and passionate about the subject. He’s passionate because, if he is correct, then earthquakes can be forcast, people can be warned and perhaps danger be averted.

The prevailing academic view is that earthquakes are random and thus there’s no great rush for the bodies entrusted with the task of recording such activity to be either focussed or accurate.

These bodies have a vested interest in maintaining outdated dogma even in the face of evidence which contradicts these beliefs. It’s not scientific but it is a human reaction. Close ranks and vilify the heretic.

Google, youtube and facebook – all three entities which promised so much but, ultimately, are now little more than the tools of censorship and data collection.

So many agendas being promoted into societies which are badly - if not mortally - fractured and in need of more than a papering over of the cracks.

Free speech is slowly being suffocated by a mentality which suggests that if others are offended then that free speech is somehow changed into hate speech.

I’ll go to a wedding this weekend. They delightfully don’t want presents so I’ve got a copy of ‘The Life of Brian’ to add to their belongings. I’ll need to not talk about 9/11 or the corrupt and criminal system of Central Banks which enslave mankind. Bit gloomy.

Ah – war – who needs it.

 

... are you the same, now, as you always were? ....

 

All slogans are lies – for what they leave out as much as what they say.

August 2017 and here in Australia there’s more space given to same sex marriage than there is to World War 3. Unless the figures have changed, the percentage of gay and lesbian persuasion still stands at about 10% of the population.

We’re having a non-binding postal vote on the subject of same sex marriage and it’s unfortunate and ‘by design’ that the question is likely to be phrased ‘Are you in favour of same sex marriage?’ There are actually two questions being asked.

If the question were asked of me – ‘Are you in favour of same sex couples having the same legal rights and responsibilities as heterosexual couples?’ – I would answer ‘Yes.’

If I were asked – ‘Are you in favour of redefining the word ‘marriage’ – my answer would be ‘No.’

This isn’t a trivial matter. Marriage has always been defined or rather been understood as being between a man and a woman. Cuts across all religions and every culture. The family, whether a family of two or greater, is the building block of every society. I see no reason, other than a desire, for changing that definition.

‘You’re on the wrong side of history, dad, ... me and my friends are in favour, we don’t care.’

I’ve paraphrased that quote because it’s the ... ‘..we don’t care.’ which niggles at the edge of my mind. Of course they care and it’s why they’re in favour of same sex marriage. They see it as a matter of unnecessary discrimination – as simple as that. They haven’t seen that there are two questions being asked – all dressed up in a neat little slogan. ‘Same sex marriage.’

The rainbow coalition looks like it encompasses every shade of sexuality but, if that were true, then it should include –  paedophilia, bestiality and whatever the imagination can dream up. Does it?

‘All love is equal.’ ... define love. Not so hard to name aspects of love – selflessness, compassion, empathy and so on, but to suggest that ‘All love is equal’ doesn’t stand scrutiny if love means differing things to differing people. And it does.

This isn’t about whether or not two women can bring up children in a safe caring environment – they’ve been doing so regardless of convention because men went to war and never came back ... or for many reasons. The family was never ideal and neither was marriage.

Am I in favour of change? Depends, doesn’t it.

 

 

... dual deception ...

 

 

... how to carve up the world ...

 

 

... symbols of an alien sky ...

 

 

....................................

 

First casualty of war is truth. We’ve been at war since someone decided that they were special. Special to the extent that everybody else becomes of either lesser importance or of no importance at all.

Nothing new in that – there have always been the rulers and the ruled and slavery has always been an outcome of empire. Still is.

Throw in the power of religion and any obscenity can be justified.

Man creates God in his own image and not the other way round. Perhaps it is the other way round but man has debased this idea, creating and maintaining his religions. This is the religion of Judaism and the Talmud is its ‘Book of Rules.’ They are horrible ‘rules’ and they make clear that those who aren’t followers of Judaism are soulless creatures whose only purpose on Earth is to serve Jews. Difficult to accept that this is the truth of the matter, as seen by followers of the Talmud, but there it is.

So their God is not a universal God but a tribal god, a capricious, vicious god - a useless god to me. A false idol. That’s what I mean when I say that man creates God in man’s image. A limited, cramped and maniacal image.

Where is the love? Where are any of the virtues which are held high – the kindness, compassion, care which I find in Christ’s message.

‘Love your neighbour’ and ‘Do unto others as you’d have done to yourself’ replaces the Ten Commandments or rather, there is no need of the Ten Commandments if Christ’s way of being is lived in reality.

I can’t live that way without recognising the value and the need of anger – righteous anger rather than the anger felt by personal slight or injury.

I don’t know what God IS so my limited image makes of God a universal creative intelligence whose purpose is not slavery to dogma but something ‘more.’ That ‘something more’ is not to be found in hatred, nor in power or control.

What I make of this isn’t described by some words, cleverly or clumsily expressed.

The path I take through life is mine alone. The multiple experiences are common to us all but our reactions and perceptions are a different matter. There are also those experiences which aren’t common and, perhaps because of that, they occupy a special place within us. It doesn’t make me special to have experience which I know to be special.

Not my purpose to talk about experience other than to state that, in my experience, there is that ‘more’ that I’ve mentioned. It includes awe.

I don’t know what to make of Islam. If Christ’s message wasn’t sufficient, what need for Islam, what need for yet another ‘Book of Rules’?

So convinced of being right, of having the only truth, man becomes a zealot, an extremist and love is displaced. Perhaps it was never felt.

An appeal to self interest is always present in life. Throw in an afterlife and a potent brew is manufactured.

This isn’t about being anti Jewish – my neighbour is Jewish and knows nothing of the Talmud. More importantly, we are both human. We’re special in that equal sense of being human – it’s not because we’re chosen and find need to maintain that position, by fair means or foul, but because we’re not.

 

 

... sun shines on good and evil alike ...

 

Blasphemy – as an idea – has to be one of the most hideous inventions that man has created. Not God but man.

If there is but one God and that God IS the universe and ‘all that is’ then how can God possibly be insulted? The arrogance of man, in religious form, has no bounds, allows for every monstrosity on behalf of what? – protecting God’s thin skin?

Monstrosities, atrocities – plenty of real abominations occurring within mankind’s behaviours to not need blasphemy added to the list.

There is such a thing as blasphemy. Man’s inhumanity to man.

There wouldn’t be ‘The Palestinian question’ is not for Israel’s obscene behaviour. All in the name of religion warped. That’s a blasphemy.

 

... a keiser report ...

 

 

.... world views ....

 

In my cosmology, once were giants – literally. Does that make me a pygmy I wonder. What is the truth of giants apart from mention in the Bible, in the myth and legend of the Mabinogion, the earliest British history. That ancient British history, tracing itself back to Troy and beyond, was, until the 1800’s, probably accepted as fact. Almost certainly accepted because there was no other British history.  

Names, dates, genealogies were passed from generation to generation as were the stories which linked them together. The Mabinogion interests me because my Welsh childhood contains such stories. Giants too.

In the 1800’s a great deal of that which composed accepted world view changed. Darwin published his ‘On the Origin of the Species’ in the late 1850’s and did so about thirty years after Lyel’s  concept of Uniformitarianism was published. This idea suggests that the world and cosmic conditions which are present today were always present. Seems a bit daft to me when the world is littered with catastrophic events.

Darwin didn’t have to tie his work to the idea of an evolution which required settled conditions, for eons on end, but he did. The idea that evolutionary leaps or changes could occur because of catastrophic conditions doesn’t present a problem for Darwin’s evolution but it is more unsettling than slow gradual change.

Part of the reason that ancient British history was dismissed in the 1800’s was because British history goes back to Troy and Troy was believed to be a legend therefore – if Troy is a legend then that British history is a myth. No factual basis. Then in 1873 Troy was unearthed. While this was a great event it didn’t change history, didn’t indicate that a new look is needed for this ancient British history. It didn’t suit the purpose of the ruling or the academic elite.

Many of the text books of history, geography, geology and other areas of interest were  written in the 1800’s and were still in use in my father’s time at school ....  they’re probably still being used. It takes enormous pressure to change the ‘status quo.’ Too much vested interest and it appears that a generation dies out before accepted wisdom is changed.

I’m watching this happen in real time.

Velikovsky was vilified by a small group of academics when his ‘World’s in Collision’ was published in the 1950’s. The public loved his work but his central idea that mankind has a residual consciousness of a time when the planets moved from their orbits and that ‘myth and legend,’ in all cultures, faithfully records these events, did not find favour with them. It is a wonderful work with footnotes and references in abundance. ‘Not good enough.’ cry the critics, ‘This is folklore and nothing more.’

Our ancestors were liars? Not discouraged by sly attack, Velikovsky looked to geology – a subject which is not based on folklore – in order to make his case for a catastrophic past. Although he made that case, his work is largely unknown. But it is known by those who propose an electric universe and continue to offer proof after proof of the truth of their claims. Not yet accepted by conventional wisdom.

‘So many mysteries.’ murmurs a sister of mine as I ‘bend her ear’ with such subjects. Well – there are and one of the mysteries is why so much is suppressed.

Alan Wilson’s books are hard to find so it was through youtube that I witnessed a hale and hearty middle aged man talk persuasively about the historical King Arthur – there were two, one in Roman times and one a few hundred years later. Dismissed as legendary because he’d have been about 250 years old if there were only one Arthur, Alan Wilson refers to ancient British history to make his case in this and many other matters. One of these was the far fetched but perhaps not, tale of a wave of migration, out of Syria, whose people tarried awhile in Troy and then landed in Britain when it was empty of people but inhabited by giants. Alan Wilson’s purpose isn’t to do with giants but I make the connection.

I watched all the interviews I could find and the sad truth was that his work is largely ignored and he appeared an almost broken man in the final interview. He’d been convinced that the truth he’d uncovered would be accepted because it was factual.

Where’s the profit in that?

Enough of this and changing focus. Yippee for versatility.

 

... webbots, webhits, it's still a web ...

 

A shaft of early morning sun slices, comes sliding at an angle, through a northern facing window. As we move from mid winter, the sun rises closer to the summer solstice high point and comes bursting in the eastern window, straight through the house – just as it does with megalithic structures such as Stonehenge. I know that this apparent change in the position of the sun is due to the tilt of the earth. Nothing magic about it.

Watched an item about the massive increase in ‘Flat Earth’ videos. To me, the whole subject is a nonsense but the web is full of gems mixed with rubbish. The item was worth watching not because it exposed flat earth as a nonsense but because it exposed the massive increase, over a short while, of these videos. They’re in the hundreds and the bloke posting the item notes that he himself makes videos and it’s just not possible for an individual to create so much material on an almost daily basis. Some weird operation is in progress to confuse the many.

Gems amid the rubbish. Went sapphire mining and found the same situation. Sapphires aren’t all bright and sparkly in the rough – you need to look closely. There’s a lot of dirt between the gems and much hard work needed with no guarantee of success.

Clif High – of ‘half past human’ is a gem. A big picture character with the fine detail to match. And he has a delightful sense of humour.

Among the rubbish surrounding UFO activity lie some dubious characters. Money making enterprises which muddy the waters regarding this subject. It’s a strange aspect of the alien reality that direct observation by hundreds of thousands of people are dismissed as though those observations can all be explained as ‘swamp gas.’

And, of course, the speed of light and the distance between stars would make such contact unlikely ... but that’s putting the cart before the horse. If they’re here then the speed of light isn’t an issue – it’s been bent, warped or otherwise overcome. Why is this not self evident. Limited information – not that. Limited interest perhaps.

A magpie fixes me with beady eye. All fluffed up against the cold it waits to receive a slice of bread. The parrots do likewise and get some seed. It’s a connection I enjoy. Simple pleasures of life and too cold for me to jump into the garden. Those autumn tasks were done and nothing needs my activity for another few weeks. Time for guitar practice and pleasure in playing.

I’d started this website, years ago, as a place to host my songs. Perhaps they weren’t very ‘good’ which doesn’t much matter if that’s the case. Music – that’s another matter. It’s a lifelong pursuit in which I’m making some progress as a guitarist. Thanks to excellent teachers online and something within which perseveres. By the time I hit seventy – not too far away – I’ll be singing cheerful blues.

 

 

.... a winter's tale ...

 

If we are a flock then children are the sacrificial lambs. I’m so tired of the use of that phrase ‘conspiracy theory’ when there’s no theory involved. Did you never have a secret? Are there family secrets, corporate secrets, government secrets, church secrets? What does it take for a secret to become a conspiracy? A few people who have a vested interest in not revealing facts which threaten their position.

Facts leading to a conclusion. There’s no theory involved.

People are dismissively called Sheeple, perhaps because sheep are easily led and aren’t renowned for thinking - but they aren’t easily led, it takes sheep dogs and shepherds to keep the flock quiet, to get them to follow direction. As to whether the sheep know that they’re being led ... well ... does advertising work?

I count my blessings that I’m not a paedophile and that the opposite sex, with a developed body, is what attracts my interest. It didn’t stop me from being in the clutches of a child molester, for many months, at about aged eleven. A sailing club instructor who, in retrospect, followed the usual path of grooming.

Did it affect my life, my trust, my spontaneity - of course ... to some extent, I can’t see why it wouldn’t. This was more than fifty years ago when awareness was lower about this issue than it is today. Why didn’t I tell anyone?

‘It’s a secret – do you promise?’

It’s sad. It’s more than sad that paedophilia runs rampant in the churches and temples of all religions, is rife throughout the political world.

I was fortunate, I suppose, that my molestations weren’t sadistic or cruel but – I didn’t need them, didn’t ask for them and they didn’t help. As for giving me plenty of time to reflect upon man’s sexuality and the reality that – if you can think a sexual situation then it’s been done and done with gusto. Plenty of room for thought.

The vow of celibacy – how can anyone make such a vow. Sexual energy will not be denied. Temporarily, no doubt, is possible but it will find a way to manifest. That’s my male experience.

‘Why didn’t you tell us?’ asked my parents. How could I when sex was never mentioned and, if I swore, I’d get a clip around the ear.

‘Ah well – you’re all right now aren’t you?’

It’s not about me as a separate individual but more about our common human experience. How else can I explain or understand why this sexual aberration holds such sway over so many.

Not many have the fairy tale life where ‘they lived happily ever after.’  Even if your sexuality conforms to what is seen as acceptable, it doesn’t run smooth and may not run at all. There are the millions – billions throughout time – who have never held a partner in their arms. Does their desire falter or die just because of that reality.

I’d suggest that many with great intellectual awareness have an emotional age which never left the school yard. How would that colour sexual desire? I don’t know – just musing while the third highest Vatican official is about to return to Australia to face child molestation charges.

It’s not a taboo subject but it is difficult. When I was a confused teenager – before I became a confused adult - I swore that if I ever found myself attracted to children that I’d kill myself. I understand that, just as homosexuals do not choose to have that orientation anymore than do heterosexuals, then wouldn’t the same hold true for the whole spectrum of sexual desire  .... unpalatable though that may be. I don’t suggest that people kill themselves but I can’t see how an ethical approach to life can be anything other than a fraud if acting upon paedophilic desire is realised.

It’s the difference between the luciferian doctrine of

‘Do as thou will.’ – which isn’t about freedom of expression but depends upon an attitude of not caring – and  the ethical  ‘Do no harm.’

 

 

... earthquake activity ...

 

For months now I’ve tuned in to Dutchsinse and his youtube channel which forcasts earthquakes. Problem is that earthquakes are random or so the mainstream opinion maintains. This would be a reasonable position to hold in a time where technology was minimal and knowledge of earthquake activity took awhile to be shared.

Not so today. Google earth and some fancy software allows Dutchsinse to show the globe and spin it like a ball. To show earthquakes appearing in real time. This allows for a growing appreciation that earthquake pressure transfers across the plate.

This directly threatens the academic position of those who teach otherwise and whose salary depends upon Dutchsinse being wrong in his work. And so he is attacked.

He uses the earthquake lists which many countries provide but the surprise for me lies in the fact that earthquakes can appear on one site but not another. Not only that but the magnitude of earthquakes come from many stations and an average is sought. The average is then often downgraded by a half magnitude. I don’t know whether this is due to incompetence or some other reason but I wouldn’t have thought it too difficult to be up to date. It’s only data entry.

It’s very informative to watch his detailed daily analysis. Not only regarding earthquake activity but also for a better knowledge of exactly where countries are located.

It’s sobering to witness quite how much his ideas are attacked. Self interest trumps scientific truth until that truth becomes self evident.

 

... and now the news ...

 

The news is rationed – there are only so many minutes in a twenty four day. The news is filtered – how can it be otherwise.

The Russians didn’t do it – whatever the present ‘it’ happens to be.

Anyway, wars and rumours of wars, including wars in Heaven and Earth, dot the landscape where my news comes from RT – Russia Today, Al Jazeera, Israeli News Live and other sources.

There’s something cartoonish about ‘The Leader of the Free World’ tweeting his thoughts about trivialities while carnage prowls the world stage. Isn’t there a bigger picture needing attention.

The Chinese don’t have scores of military bases throughout the Middle East or Europe. Neither country is threatening anything except the complex which runs America and which has no interest other than its own continuance.

Saudi Arabia buys the huge arm deals from Britain and the U.S. and exports a hideous fundamentalism which is a primary source of brutality dressed up as piety. Exports it to Europe. Europe cannot cope.

Israel gains settlements by ongoing force and the map of 1947 which shows Palestinian and Israeli territory is in tatters. Israel – what is there to say about a country which has expanding borders and which dominates so much of world affairs in such a devious fashion.

In that present bigger picture is the weather. I don’t mean the changing seasons and their variations over time but the way in which ‘Global Warming’ has become ‘Climate Change.’ What changed?

I’m all in favour of solar panels replacing fracking – as a cleaner way to find energy – and I’d accepted that CO2 is a ‘villain in the piece.’ I’d simplified the issue to ‘smoke stacks obviously bad’ and, because ice changes from frozen to liquid within one degree, any rise in global temperature threatens catastrophe.

I hadn’t taken into account that while the freezing point of water may be zero, that great mass of ice covering Antarctica exists within a weather system with a temperature of many tens of degrees below zero – it would take more than one or two degrees to melt the ice. And CO2 apparently makes up a tiny fraction of one percent of the atmosphere.

How easy it is to make assumptions, how easy to be mistaken.

A climate warming which became a climate change and then turns out to be inaccurate is ‘news’ to me.

Climate change in the sense of weather modification is a reality and while chemtrails aren’t common in Australia, the same isn’t true across the U.S.A.

In a bigger picture, the Earth hurtles through space, subject to incoming waves of galactic energy – sort of sad that our eyes only see in such a small part of the spectrum.

In a bigger picture, aliens exist, UFO’s are real and are here in our skies - as witnessed by more reports than can be counted. Yet the threadbare fantasy that we are perhaps alone in the universe continues as a dominant view. The ridicule which surrounds the subject testifies to that.

Layers upon layers of bigger pictures, all with fine detail

Back to local news where the wonderful Frank Drebin of ‘Police Squad’ is on t.v. and I love that sense of humour.

Just as well that the news is rationed.

 

.... fine detail ...

 

 

The big picture is full of fine detail, regardless of how I define that big picture. Earthquakes rumble around the globe, climate change on a grand scale cannot be denied and, yet, ‘business as usual’ continues, the wars grind on.

It’s not an accident, not on the human level. Plans are made regardless of the climate, perhaps not much noticed, because there are so many climates. Political, social, financial, religious, personal – all climates and all having a big picture aspect which is full of fine detail.

9/11 and the changed world which has directly resulted from those events is one such ‘big picture which is full of fine detail’ and it’s within the detail that the official story falls apart, crumbles to dust.

It matters.

It’s a big picture within a bigger picture. It needs to be treated as a criminal investigation which is why I’ll put up useful videos – full of fine detail -  here. 

 

... james corbett, 9/11 ...

 

 

... enemy of a state of mind ...

 

What do you do if you’ve got ‘all the money in the world’ and can print as much as you like because you own the banking system? This is the true state of affairs regarding banking. It’s not a theory, it’s a fact. Not one country in the world has a financial system independent of Central Banks. The wealth of the world is in the hands of privately owned entities. This should be front page news but we’re used to it and don’t understand that this is not what previous generations had to deal with.

Greed knows no bounds and ‘enough is enough’ is an alien concept to the ‘powers that be.’ After the baubles and trinkets cease to fulfill, the mind turns to the exercise of power and, how heady it must be to know that this power allows for reality to be changed. Not the reality of our interactions with each other nor the fact that the sun shines on good and evil alike but the background noise which indicates national interest and global concerns and which affect us all, indirectly or directly via immediate and real death and destruction.

The idea that the world is a grand chessboard upon which ‘the powers that be’ strive for domination, using fair means or foul, isn’t a foreign idea to most. Of course, chess has rules whereas ‘fair means or foul’ indicates no rules at all. Chess is two dimensional while the world is more complex but one aspect of chess readily transfers to matters of state and it lies in the idea of making every move serve more than one purpose. In this way, many possibilities can be catered for.

Why should you care? Take away the fine words of our various leaders and arms deals matter more than life - life for the millions destroyed by those arms deals.

‘We don’t care.’ is the hideous truth behind our common circumstance. It runs through humanity, individually, to a greater or lesser extent and is an essential component of the mentality of those who rule. ‘Collateral damage’ is easy to say and masks the inhumanity of those who use such phrases. Mental shrug and ... ‘let’s move on.’

The struggle for survival, for a job, a living wage and a future becomes more difficult.  It’s a direct result of giving a monopoly over the supply of money to private individuals. In pursuit of a goal in which total control over populations becomes, not only ‘essential to everyone’s security’ but welcomed by those populations tired of terrorism, a cashless society awaits in the wings - just off stage. It will be touted as sensible and as a way of ... er ... getting rid of black markets, preventing the transfer of funds by dubious characters. The problem is that such a power also allows for any who disagree or protest or threaten the State by their continuing existence to have their access to funds cut off completely.

This possible reality echoes that biblical idea that there will come a time when no-one will be allowed to buy or sell but that they carry ‘the mark of the beast.’ The logical next step towards a cashless society is to do away with the cards we carry and have a retina scan or something similar. I was familiar with this ‘mark of the beast’ idea within the context of my Roman Catholic childhood but that was decades ago and it made no sense in a time before credit cards and ‘paywave’ technologies. My understanding then was to ‘know with certainty’ that all people would be familiar with this prophecy so no-one would be fooled but neither conclusion is true.

Talking to grandchild about ‘Once upon a time’ stories and whether these stories are true. It’s not a simple matter to convey to a small child.

Once upon a time there were two towers. They stood mighty in their strength of construction, each rising one hundred and ten stories high. Wicked men plotted as wicked men always have. They wanted war in many countries but knew that the population would not be galvanised into conflict without good cause. They gave them that cause in the destruction of those two towers. To make such a huge event work seamlessly, they needed much to be working in their favour but these men were at a pinnacle of power and could contrive the following.

The might of their air force were otherwise occupied in a country wide training drill which prevented that force from recognising the hijacked planes, to be used as weapons of shock and awe, as a real threat until it was too late. That wasn’t a lucky coincidence for the hijackers or, if it was, couldn’t not have been planned better.

The hijackers were poorly trained on light aircraft yet managed to hit a target that the best pilots we have will maintain could not be done by any but the ‘best of the best.’

Two towers, built to withstand such an attack, fell into their own footprint. Have you any idea of just how difficult it would be, using controlled demolition, to bring a building down and into its own footprint? Still - it happened and this suited the rebuilding purpose and minimised collateral damage to other buildings. Except for Building 7 - a forty seven story high building, not hit by a plane nor much debris from the Twin Towers yet it also fell, free fall, into it’s own footprint. Did it do so in sympathy?

Although the planes and then the Towers were utterly demolished, an undamaged passport belonging to a hijacker manages to float to the ground to be offered up as conclusive proof that a group of Muslim terrorists were involved. Nothing else floated to the ground.

The Pentagon was hit, but not one photograph exists which shows that plane. A picture of the moment of explosion exists but nothing which shows a plane. No cameras around?

There were many facts about that event which indicated something other than the official story but finding a convenient culprit and going to war preempted any other consideration and then - people forgot or were unaware or didn’t care. Life was hard, not because of too many people but because the chess game has been going on for longer than any of us have been alive and people and their lives don’t matter to the wicked men and women playing this game.

The aim of the game is to literally change the reality of mankind. While accidents do happen, they’ll serve the greater purpose if conditions prevail which make such accidents inevitable.

It’s hard to explain why ‘once upon a time’ stories can contain truth yet be a lie.


 

... doubling down and fake news ...

 

An elephant trumps, stomps and bellows. Belligerent use of power. Travesty replaces Democracy and freedom is hedged with restriction and splattered with blood money. Small wonder that my mind gravitates to elsewhere and there are plenty of elsewheres to explore.

Is it possible for the financial system to freefall to a crash in the same way that the Twin Towers and Building 7 defied the laws of physics - from which the laws of engineering and architecture are firmly based?

If I accept - because the evidence is there - that the Twin Towers and Building 7 which were all demolished on 9/11 did not defy the laws of physics and were, in fact, a planned demolition, then the inescapable conclusion is that the event was rigged rather than miraculous and, if that be true, then very little on the world stage is accidental.

It’s not just a matter of ‘connecting the dots’ but of selecting the dots that I connect. And that’s where we all differ. Our conviction that we’re correct in our assessments isn’t in question although the very word ‘conviction’ is uncomfortably twinned with convict. It’s possible to be both bound and blinkered by our convictions.

‘Fake news’ and ‘doubling down’ are phrases now used constantly in news reports but they come into common use very recently - with the Trump presidency and they are indicative of the man himself - both personality and character. Doubling down is a gambling phrase but I had to look it up just to make sure of its meaning.

Criticise Trump and, rather than answer the criticism, the man attacks. He is a cartoon, a hollow man

‘It’s a rigged game’ is an idea that all but the most innocent understand. The extent of the rigging is .... complete. That isn’t quite so readily understood. The financial system of the world is hijacked by a system of Central banks who print money out of thin air and call it quantitative easing as if such a grand phrase can disguise this fraud.

It wasn’t always this way. The fact that our leaders will not touch this subject is almost beyond belief but not really. It comes back to the dots we care to connect. The power inherent in the ability to manipulate the financial system is unlimited, at least in Earthly terms.

So - how’s your mental health? I go quiet with my troubled mind. I’m able to be nourished by gardening and creative activity and look to wider sources for my news. It’s not just a matter of looking but of seeing what I’m looking at.

‘We want to be treated fairly.’ says Trump who mentions this on his European trip having just sold billions of dollars worth of military arms to Saudi Arabia - the very country which nourishes much of the extremist ideology now existing, the very same country in which human rights do not exist. The ally of Israel.

‘It means jobs, jobs, jobs.’ says Trump. No. It means death, death,  death. Utterly dishonest.

It’s a puppet show and, in that sense, the puppets play their part, join the Ponzi scheme, leave the stage and return to a roof over their collective heads. Meanwhile, most of humanity are left in the dust of their respective dreams and the idea of a roof over their heads is a bad joke.

Aaron Russo asked Nicholas Rockefeller ... ‘What’s the point of all this?’

If you have the time, it’s worth the effort to find his youtube interviews.

The point is very dark and completely uncaring. A world in which total control via a cashless society becomes the new world order.

Here’s the other recent and increasingly popular phrase .... ‘That’s just crazy talk.’



 

... in these times ...

 

Going quiet.

 

http://sorendreier.com/the-healing-darkness/

 

... beautiful event ...

 

 

... movement everywhere ....

 

A beautiful Autumn day with barely a breath of air to stir the leaves of changing colour. So still as to make easy the thought that the world itself isn’t moving. Such is the deception of the senses which easily assumes that local conditions reflect the conditions prevailing elsewhere -  ‘As above, so below’ isn’t the whole story..... unless, perhaps, we know ‘all’ that is above and what is below. I don’t.

Picture the solar system and, the chances are, that the sun - our local star - sits quiet at the centre while the planets move around that sun in leisurely orbit. All very orderly but far from the truth.

The sun hurtles through space - a space which isn’t empty but filled with charged particles. The sun drags the planets behind it and, as those planets are in orbit, the whole effect is similar to a corkscrew motion. Very different to that placid picture presented in text books.

That interstellar medium itself is not static,  nor do the charged particles which make up that seething space remain the same type of particles. We are mobile as is everything else and just as differing types of stars pour out their energies in various forms, so we are being impacted by differing energies as our star continues on its way.

Meanwhile scores of earthquakes ripple around the globe every day and the pressure released by one earthquake pushes its way along the edges of the fault lines and produces yet another. None of that energy disturbs the leaves on the trees here, in this garden.

But it exists just as the drums of war exist whether they’re heard or not. The financial world - based on fraud - is due for collapse as that game of ‘pass the parcel - it’s musical chairs’ becomes more frantic. How can money be printed out of thin air and this not be the case.

‘Quantitative easing’ - I defy anyone to explain this phrase - a phrase designed to deceive. A large bottom shifting position on a chair - ah - that’s better.

There is no certainty in life, security is an illusion and change - paradoxically - is the only constant. On a personal level, this doesn’t impact upon the values which I hold. Neither should it. Honesty in behaviour allows one to, perhaps, see clearly.

All I mean by that is that dishonest behaviour often indicates a certain unease because unwanted disclosure is an ever present threat thus the events within the wider world are of lesser interest.

Or - it’s all too much. The paedophilia surrounding the corridors of power - church, state and institutional - erupt into the news and then disappear or are labelled ‘fake news.’ They’re not, of course, but power gets used to smother that news and it’s not a subject on which many wish to dwell.

And when it comes to ‘news’, what to believe? Propaganda replaces news and so I must look elsewhere than just mainstream outlets in order to find the difference in outlook or in events not reported in the mainstream. Along the way I find that the old idea of left wing, right wing ceases to have much meaning. Republican, Democrat, Labour or Conservative - lines are blurred but what is clear is that people everywhere have had enough. Had enough of centralised power, had enough of Wall Street manipulation, want their national power returned. Quite what that means is open to question but one aspect of today’s reality is clear - ‘open borders’ is a disastrous policy just as it would be if scaled down to ‘open house.’

Naive to expect that ‘we’re all the same, we’re all equal’ is true beyond an acceptance that we all breath, live and die and have common needs. Beyond that and this equality frays quickly and does so because we don’t all have common values and many of our needs are uncommon. This leads to conflict as it’s bound to do.

It’s ‘values’ which allow such criminal gangs as Islamic State to behead and destroy wherever they go and do so with conviction, with a blind stupidity and a total disregard for the Ten Commandments yet all the while bellowing ‘God is great’ with the same enthusiasm as a gang of football thugs chanting their particular slogan. It’s obscene.


It’s as obscene as the constant regime change called for by America as it seeks to maintain a military presence around the planet.

Trump casually swats an airfield in Syria and sends messages to everyone. Confused messages but this is a man who is so used to lying that he just ignores his lies and blusters through and now threatens Iran. I don’t claim anything but a rudimentary knowledge of world history but Trump has no idea at all. Doesn’t remember how America has already effected regime change in Iran, has already interfered in the internal affairs of Iran because - he never knew. It wasn’t important.

What a Clown and surrounded by the same cabal who advised previous Presidents that their real purpose was to serve Israel’s needs. This is true. It’s woeful but sits snugly with the uncomfortable truth inherent within Judaism that they are chosen and - not necessarily so by implication but generally accepted anyway - that the rest of the world is only here to serve Judaic interest. The Talmud is full of nonsense like this.

Hurtling through an electric universe, vast and teeming with life. Is it teeming with life? Can’t see why it wouldn’t be the case. Particularly so when Earth itself is constantly being visited - as the eyewitness testimony confirms, as my own experience testifies. Doesn’t make me special to have witnessed UFO’s but the event is so unexpected and other worldly that it immediately becomes special. As to why this subject is still considered dubious for anyone of sound mind to pursue is a sad reflection on the mainstream media and a matter of money and power elsewhere.

It’s still a quiet day in the mountains with barely a breath to stir the leaves. I’ll stop here and watch Dutchsinse predict earthquakes on youtube. He talks sense and I love the passion with which he explains the detail of the day with reference to what has already occurred.

It’s excellent but, like much which happens to be ‘true’, has not found ready acceptance by academia.


 

.... just a reminder ...

 

 

... on a whim and a prayer ...

 

I don’t know anyone who wants war. Those people obviously exist. Dictator Trump swats an airfield in Syria - just to keep ‘em guessing. What a dreadful approach to world affairs. Whim and a prayer. Both of no substance other than to ratchet up the drums of war.

Robotic voices deliver the news. I don’t mean the talking head commercial news nor do I mean to be dismissive of their bewildered efforts to deliver anything of substance. No - talking about the alternative news sites which use robotic technology to speak the narrative. I can’t listen to it. Pauses get delivered where none should be and my irritation level rises because - perhaps these people think that a mechanical voice somehow hides their identity.

Here’s something which has niggled in my mind for decades. I’m in my mid sixties and ‘Judeo-Christian’ - as a phrase -  was not even faintly on the horizon of my Roman Catholic childhood. I’ve looked as to when this absurd phrase first appears. In the mainstream? Not until the 1970's.

‘Judeo-Christian values’ is another phrase which puzzles me.

To Jews, Christ was a fraud and his followers deluded. Add to that the inherent psychosis in believing that you - for no good reason - are ‘chosen’ and that the rest of humanity are here solely to serve the Jews and you have an answer as to why ‘Judeo-Christian’ has no meaning other than to obscure real meaning.

I’ve nothing against individual Jews - it’s not the issue. No doubt we all share values with Hitler or Netanyahu - or whoever happens to be the bogeyman of the moment. They all liked dogs. What’s wrong with that?

The value I hold dear is rooted in the idea of fair play. This is inherent in Christianity or I’ve missed the point. It isn’t inherent in Judaism. Again - if I’ve missed something here then Israel would not be treating the Palestinians in a way which mirrors every jack booted criminal gang bullying their way to temporary success. Where are the common values? They’re  not there. Another case of the Emperor’s New Clothes - and I see that nakedness. In this case, it isn’t a pretty sight.

To suggest that the ruling class in any western society actually is composed of firm believers in Christianity obviously isn’t true but the concept of fair treatment - or so I believe - is a core belief of those societies.

 Perhaps this is true within Islam and - maybe - ISIS and their clones are no more indicative of Islam than the Inquisition was of Christianity.

The only people who ever wore masks fifty years ago were bandits, bad guys and bank robbers. As an example of those who hide their faces - with good reason - and the Klu Klux Klan comes to mind. They claim to be Christian yet ‘Love your neighbour’ and ‘Do unto others as you’d have done to yourself’ aren’t their guiding principles.

I can’t help but see that Islamic dress code which demands that women are covered head to toe as equally indicative of ‘religion gone wrong’ as is the dress code of the Klu Klux Klan.

Slavery isn’t acceptable in Christianity. Is this true elsewhere.

Yep - I know it’s complicated but get too complicated and words cease to have meaning.

Judeo-Christian-Islamic .... what shared values? No doubt the huge differences within the various factions of Christianity are mirrored within Islam and Judaism.

For me the New Testament replaces the Old Testament. There is no New Testament in Judaism. ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth’ isn’t replaced by Christ’s message.

Funny thing is that I’m probably as Buddhist as I am Christian - and as I am for the ‘whatever it is’ that precedes and predates every religion and doesn’t need a name.


Anyway - just a train of thought. Quiet Autumn day. Autumn tasks include pruning, cutting back, clearing the undergrowth.


 

...weapons of mass deception ... er .. what?...

 

Strange how words change in meaning. I can’t think the word ‘regime’ without ‘change’ being added. ‘Conspiracy’ gets married to ‘theory’ but it wasn’t always this way. If the facts indicate conspiracy then there’s no ‘theory’ about it. This is self evident to me but not to others who have similar or greater intelligence.

This is the list of countries in which regime change was deemed essential for the re-shaping of the Middle East - re-shaping so that The Project for a New American Century could become reality.

 Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya Lebanon, Somalia and Sudan.

This is not a theory but a plan. I suppose it constitutes a conspiracy but it’s quite open in the sense of being in the public domain. Who knows about it? Very few of the intelligent people I know.

In September 2000, the PNAC group released a document titled ‘Rebuilding America’s Defenses – Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century’, in which the group discusses the need for the U.S. to assert its military authority around the globe to secure its strategic objectives.

Strategic objectives? Military authority? Nothing about peace or freedom mentioned here. President Carter, in 1980, asserted that the United States would secure Middle Eastern oil and natural gas by “any means necessary, including military force.” and twenty years after that, in the year 2000, and a reason is needed to galvanise the world into war...... a short while later and 9/11 did that. The official story there may still be believed in the heartland of America but I doubt it is accepted so readily elsewhere.

Trump’s air strike in Syria helps ISIS. His gut reaction to babies being gassed isn’t mirrored with the same concern over the paedophilic cess-pit which is woven into the fabric of political life in the U.S.A. - and elsewhere. Too strong a claim by me? Not at all..... but it’s such a hideous subject that most would shy away and retreat into that wonderful world of cognitive dissonance where conflict arousing facts just don’t need to be looked at.

‘Common sense’ - I wonder if it ever was common or if the idea itself is ironic wishful thinking.

9/11 was and is a house of cards. Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth continue with their efforts to investigate Building 7's collapse.

And I come back to 9/11 over and over again precisely because it is that event which leads directly to the state of the world now.

Meanwhile ... weapons of mass deception walk hand in hand with weapons of mass destruction.... not forgetting mass distraction.

Still - there's plenty to be cheerful about but I won't be making a list.


 

... and after Syria? ....

 

Apart from retaining a sense of wonder, I’m baffled. ... well .. that was short and sweet.

Youtube and Google have their uses but, as time moves on and my world-view changes, so the control of social media becomes more obvious. That the mainstream news is filtered is obviously true when the commercial news is devoted to the local while political and social upheaval erupts around the world.

Because of this I get my ‘news’ elsewhere - the internet. This is where world-views collide and fake news and truth aren’t easy to separate.  Checking facts used to be what news was about. Don’t write about something without doing the research. That approach is basically gone and twitter replaces thought and Facebook is now censored.

I’ve watched a great deal about what interests me on youtube. One such site that I recently came across belongs to Dutchsinse. His passion is related to earthquake activity and his premise is that earthquakes aren’t random and that pressure follows the fault lines. It all sounds sensible to me in the same way that the electric universe is equally so. Neither of those positions are warmly accepted by the mainstream.

The same mad men who have taken world into the Middle East and into endless war over weapons of mass destruction which never existed, now shake with rage over a gas attack in Syria which serves no purpose at all for the ruling regime. It suits the purpose of the rebels to have such weapons but not those who rule. Why does Trump blame Assad? Is he a moron? Not obviously so, but his grasp of real conditions prevailing, the reasons why those conditions prevail and how propaganda is used, are limited. He threatens retaliation and whose purpose is served? It’s a sad state of affairs when the traditional bogey men of the West are now the most transparent and clear voices raised within the Asylum now masquerading as politics.

To baffled, one could add bamboozled and discombobulated, but none of that’s true. The Project for the New American Century which needs to destabilise the whole of the Middle East, except for Israel, in order to achieve its aims, requires that Syria like Iraq and Libya ... there is a list of countries where regime change is essential .... fall and be replaced by the best democracies money can buy.

It can’t fail to work, can it?


 

... hope springs eternal ....

 

“Truth is gaining ground” says the latest mail out from ‘Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.’ And it is. Here’s what he says.

“Last week, we learned that our resolution calling upon the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to officially support a new WTC 7 investigation was accepted at the national convention for a third year in a row. Although we found out at the last minute that the AIA now requires a signature from each sponsor, we managed to get 70 of our 225 sponsors to email us their signatures before the deadline.

And so, on April 26th representatives of the AIA’s 90,000 members will vote on whether the AIA should add its powerful voice to the call for a new investigation. In 2015, we won 4% of the vote. In 2016, we nearly tripled our share to 11%. This year, our goal is to triple that number again — and perhaps even win.”

O.K.  - what is being asked for is a new investigation into the collapse of Building 7 - a 47 story high building which was not impacted by any plane on 9/11 but collapsed at free fall speed nonetheless.

As the world in which we all live was - and continues to be -  so deeply impacted by the events of 9/11, why wouldn’t any rational human want answers to the huge numbers of questions which are raised.

It’s precisely when individual investigation proceeds that a list of odd co-incidences start appearing.

It just happens that the U.S. airforce is having a drill that day which prevents any response other than confusion. This is fact. There are pilots by the hundreds who say that they would find it impossible to have flown that flight path into the twin towers. So how is it possible for some middle eastern terrorists with little experience of flying small aircraft to have performed this feat? The short answer is that they couldn’t and they didn’t.

Then there’s the money trail and not just the stock market oddities just prior to 9/11 but who owned the twin towers, how were they insured, who had the security contracts for those buildings and what maintenance work was occurring in the weeks leading up to 9/11.

The Pentagon and the lack of even one image of a plane hitting that building. Not one - why not? Are they not released because of National Security? It would be laughable if it weren’t so monstrous.

It was a gigantic conjurers trick. Yes, two planes hit two towers so why did three fall down. Not just down but - very convenient for rebuilding purposes - into their own footprint. The twin towers were built to withstand attack such as this.

I could continue with such detail as who turned up for work that day and who didn’t, the actual investigations that those people were involved with and who died along with the work, and who benefited.

It is sobering to have to come to the conclusion that many people, at a very high level, conspired to take the U.S. population to war and to drag the rest of the world into continuous regime change. And regime change always involves destroying those same societies and liberating most who survive into becoming refugees.

‘Regime change’ is a Western phrase. Has China called for regime change or invaded anyone recently? Has Iran? Has Russia?

Sad truth is that this is Israel, the U.S. and their allies who talk about the need for regime change.

The most recent film clip I’ve seen regarding 9/11 is the testimony of Peter Ketcham on youtube. It’s had 40,000 views thus far which is encouraging until youtube informs me that the trending subjects on youtube, reaching millions at a time, relate to trailers for upcoming silly movies and not much else.

Hope springs eternal. I don’t know why but I’m glad it does.



               
        

 

.... two planes, three towers - impossible ....

 

 

...fixed with a cool stare ....

 

The message separate to the messenger. I can’t trust Trump because - it doesn’t really matter why - but I do trust that enough Americans had  had enough of the status quo to want change. Isn’t that what Obama promised? But Trump promises to make America great again.

I don’t know what his message is apart from draining swamps and building walls. It sounds almost solid. Constructive. Perhaps the crumbling infrastructure will be improved. Nations everywhere are building walls and fences across their borders as the homeless and the dispossessed threaten to overwhelm society. Why wouldn’t populations be uneasy and quick to anger. Wanting a ‘strong man’ and a strong man appears.

I like China. Whatever complaints are made, it can’t be an easy matter to keep such a huge society functioning. While Western alliances bring destruction to foreign lands, China invests in infrastructure, also in foreign lands. This isn’t a glossy advertisement for the Chinese political system but democracy is a flimsy cloth in reality and I’d imagine that the present Chinese society is familiar with the substance of what has guided their society for millennia.

Whether it’s a president, king, emperor, or a parliament, someone occupies that position so it’s within  the ‘checks and balances’ that a society prospers - or it fails because there are no real checks and balances.

The United States aren’t united, the United Kingdom is fractured,  the Soviet Union collapses and the European Union is a question mark for the many who welcomed a Common Market but never expected it to become a clone - in terms of centralised power - of the Soviet Union.

America can’t manage to create an affordable health system while many counties, with less resources, have managed that basic ‘right.’ America does well with the privatised prison system in which - to make a viable business - a constant supply of prisoners is essential. Doesn’t take much thought to see how this can be abused.

A society worthy of that name depends upon an educated and healthy population but we’ve moved from that understanding to one in which ‘user pays’ is the determining factor and the word ‘citizen’ is replaced with ‘consumer.’ What a hideous change in perception and even more so because it goes unnoticed.

I’m not a ‘talking head.’ I’m not particularly bright. Just an average human being trying to make sense of that which doesn’t make sense.

Mental illness is a huge issue everywhere and it is acknowledged, programs are put in place, medications offered but who among us is so astute that they can cut through the difficulties which surround our individual lives, our mental and emotional health,  when so many of the ‘ills’ which assail us are a reflection of just how sick our society’s  condition actually is. ... and I live in the lucky country.

I got myself a gun. The grandkids will love it. It’s a ‘you beaut’ water pistol which shoots a jet half way across the garden.

I live on the fringes where traffic noise is replaced by bird song. Wonderful variety and the various behaviours are something to behold. This is their beauty.

King Parrots - unafraid and resplendent with an iridescent green stripe along the wings. They eat the bird seed but aren’t fixated on feeding whereas the pigeons are so intent that they’ll land on each other’s backs without pausing in their meal. The Satin Bower birds, the females camouflaged in their cream and green, the male in black and with blues eyes. Flighty and shy, much like many other birds and they all have their social behaviour.

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, white, muscular and with a yellow crest on the head - these are the terrorists within the garden. They’re infamous for their penchant for destruction. I’m sure they don’t see it that way as they casually chew a deck, a doorframe or a window sill and  splinter what I hold dear.

But I can’t feed one bird without feeding all. The magpies with their melodic throaty song, fix me with beady intelligent eye and I throw some bread. In swoop all the birds who don’t eat the bird seed while the colourful parrots perch in the trees and quietly wait.

Not only do the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos eat seed and bread but eat the house itself. They are the vandals of the bird world and will tear the heads of flowers just for fun. They look at me from a safe distance as I survey the splintered damage.

‘Get yourself a gun.’ suggests my neighbour and so I did. It’s a bit absurd but a lot better than hurling stones and curses. Ultimately I just want to discourage one species of bird because their behaviour is unacceptable. I can’t change their nature but perhaps I can ‘move them on.’ ..... and it’s uncomfortably echoing of human behaviour.

Anyway, the gun is specific in aim and does no more harm than to startle with water. It works. Doesn’t take long before the other birds recognise that my Star Wars pistol isn’t aimed at them.

And the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are getting a message about boundaries.

Small victory and it’s great fun to pick up a gun and see that gang take off.

‘May the force be with you!’  Off to the garden while the Autumn sun shines and time to wonder why so much interest is being shown in Antarctica. Perhaps it’s the ice.




 

.... 'I did it my way' sang the crooner ...

 

‘Love your neighbour’ - in that Christian sense and in the way in which I’ve understood it - can bring out the worst in me.

Not only does it take time, effort and resources, which is to be expected, but - what can I say but - ‘the road to hell is paved with good intentions.’

What prompts this, apart from personal experience, is the stark divisions apparent between people with seemingly, equally good intent - could be my neighbour - and which leads to the rise of Trump and others like him to power. The man lies and thinks nothing of it. He blusters and preens and loves the adulation. Perhaps he will achieve something positive but quite how is a mystery. He is surrounded by the same cabal who have steered Presidents in the desired directions for decades so ‘draining the swamp’ now has no meaning. He is within the swamp which is also the top of the pyramid .... and trickles down through society in a way in which economic benefit never did.

I’m surrounded by good neighbours but not completely so. They help out as needed and while I’ve had a broken foot, shopping has been done for me and real concern demonstrated. I’m recovered now.

‘I did it my way.’ - or so the song would have me believe. It sings to the overcoming of obstacles in pursuit of ‘success.’ But taken to extreme and ‘doing it my way’ easily becomes a way of control - a ‘My way or the Highway’ approach to life. And doesn’t it bring misery to those bound by responsibility or circumstance to such a person and completely unable to take to the Highway because the one demanding ‘My way’ has blocked the Highway.

The swamp that so many Americans, who voted for Trump, want him to drain isn’t just about the mucky abuse of money and power but the paedophilia which runs through so many of the people associated with wealth and power. It’s a hideous subject and it isn’t ‘fake news’ yet it disappears from the mainstream media as if it were.

After a month of record breaking heat we’ve followed it here with three weeks of rain. My rain gauge is a large cylindrical bucket which stands fifteen inches high. I’ve emptied it twice in three weeks so - that’s two and a half feet of rain.

At the Oroville dam in the U.S. a 900 foot high earthen dam with a badly damaged causeway holds back a lake. If repairs fail, millions will be affected and the warnings given about the use of this dam - only approved for ‘interim use’ - will have been ignored with catastrophic results.

Oroville dam strikes me as a metaphor for where we all stand today. And like those who live and work in the towns and cities below that damaged dam, there is no-where to go.

Baalbek, Machu Picchu, Gobekli Tepe, - these are places I’d like to go. Just to visit. These sites beggar belief - and the standard belief is that not much happened before the Greeks and the Romans built some large, magnificent cities. This isn’t to forget the wonders of Egypt but history predates both these cultures and in places like Puma Punku, the massive building works, the accuracy of  the stone cutting and the sheer size of these blocks makes a nonsense of the idea that these works belong to a bronze age culture. So where do they fit in?

The rain here is now just a misty dampness which shrouds the trees, the birds and the distance with a pearl grey light.

In terms of being able to access information about almost any subject, I couldn’t ask for better times in which to live but, of course, some areas are difficult to investigate precisely because the information is hidden for what is undoubtably considered good reason and disinformation is a tool used by those who want to keep things hidden.

Ah - disclosure. Bring it on. Not just with Earthly matters. We’re not alone in the Universe. Strange that any should think otherwise given the experiential evidence constantly being put forward.

Can we handle the truth? - whatever that may be? Why not when the everyday realisations about human nature can be so grim.


 

..... megaliths and true wonders ...

 

 

.... making more cents - but not sense ...

 

 

.... 9/11 will not go away - for good reason...

 

 

.... earthquake weather ...

 

 

.... the lucky country ...

 

I suppose I could start with the growing numbers of homeless people who sleep in the local parks. Not just parks local to me - it’s too hot or cold in the mountains for most - but show-grounds and recreation reserves in and around beach front towns. Finding a roof for your head, a shelter, has become impossible for growing numbers of people. There is no answer and never really has been .... ‘supply and demand’ gets trotted out as a reason but this takes no account of a system in which to become ‘lord of the manor’ requires that others become serfs. It’s that old pyramid structure disguised as .... ‘that’s just the way it is’ ... ‘what you going to do about it?’

In terms of the low pay which has attended almost every job I’ve had, having that modest roof over my head has taken blood, sweat and tears plus the thirty years of interest paid to the same ruthless banks who now don’t matter to me. I know about being relatively powerless within the bigger picture but still holding fast to ethics, to that which endures.

The have’s and the have nots. The gap grows to become a gulf and this, to me, is clearly shown by the rise of Uber. My well established relative sees an Uber approach to business as being not just acceptable but a very good idea. I am amazed but not really ... he has never known nor had to work within a system where ‘piece work’ and ‘no benefits’ are all that are offered. It’s a choice which grows starker by the day.

And into this mix is the scourge of drugs like ‘ice’ - something to change the consciousness while ‘no work, no jobs, no hope, no future’ is the daily reality. Mental illness is reflecting the society which spawns it.

Our Prime Minister grins in the public display of brotherhood with that poor specimen of humanity who represents Israel. State visits, strengthening bonds, creating chains.  We share the same values according to our man who mentions ‘freedom and democracy’ but it’s bullshit. The people on the streets recognising Palestine don’t see Israel as a democracy nor somewhere where freedom has any meaning at all.

‘When words lose their meaning, society is in grave danger.’ It sounds self evident in a time where words still have commonly understood meaning but these are not those times.

‘Alternative facts’ ... as a phrase I heard it first when a Trump spokeswoman used it as her rebuttal of the factual information presented by a reporter regarding numbers present at the presidential inauguration. The reporter was rightly incredulous and said that ‘alternative facts’ are a lie - no such thing as ‘alternative facts’ exists. There are facts. And there are lies.

This is significant to me. When words lose their meaning.

I get my space weather from Suspicious Observers - odd name for a factual and informative site devoted to the behaviour of the sun within the context of an electric universe. Earthquake weather comes via Dutchsinse’s site. It’s good to know what’s happening.

For my local weather - I look up and often that works for me. The garden vegetable beds I’ve built because I had the space, now that a tree has been removed, are already showing seed sprouting strong notwithstanding that Autumn starts next week. My broken foot is almost mended, the work and effort was great for building up strength and now - a week of rain is forcast. Excellent.

Alien life and visitation to this planet, to my mind and experience, are a fact. The Speed of Light is known and assumed to be an unbreakable barrier and, thus, travel between stars is unlikely and too lengthy to happen. That’s been the prevailing view. I’d suggest that the fact that aliens ARE here suggests that their technology has found a flaw in our assumptions. That doesn’t surprise me. What does wearily surprise me is that the mainstream media still report on these matters with such a predictable approach - always started with a ‘You won’t believe this ...’ grin. Silly people. It’s not a matter of belief but of knowledge. The craft I saw, many years ago, was so brightly lit up as it passed overhead, that I couldn’t make out the shape. It was silent and gone ... gone where I don’t know. Viewing time - about three seconds. Impression left - a lifetime memory. Beliefs drawn from that experience. None.

People upload their photos and videos of UFO activity and it’s unfortunate that fakes are now so easy to manufacture. Still - doesn’t take much research to see the quality of the reports available. They’ve been there for decades and easy to find. Astronaut testimony, pilots, police - it isn’t a silly subject in which to have an abiding interest. I get a cool weekly update from Filer’s Files for ... er ... alien weather.

Political weather? Storms continuing.

Both the sites reporting on space weather and earthquake weather end their broadcasts with ‘no fear.’ It’s a cheerful note on which to cease.


 

... the vision splendid, rogue state revealed ...