4 February 2011 Thought for the Week:
A time like this demands: Strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and ready hands.
Men who possess conviction and a strong will; Men who have honour; men who will not lie -
... Author unknown
PRINCE REVEALS HUGE AFFECTION FOR AUSTRALIA
The headlines read: 'Pommy bastard' Prince Charles reveals 'huge affection' for Australia The Prince of Wales has offered his deepest condolences for Australia's losses during the Queensland and Victorian floods – but quipped that his character was built living in Australia as a young man and being called a "Pommy bastard".
During a heartfelt and spontaneous speech at an Australia Day function hosted overnight by the High Commissioner in London, John Dauth, Prince Charles spoke about the enormous hardship to be overcome by flood-ravaged Australians and the endurance he too learned when a student at Geelong Grammar's Timbertop school in Victoria in 1966.
"Our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones, who have been incredibly badly affected by this appalling natural disaster," he said. "And yet have shown such extraordinary ability to survive, endure and somehow made jokes about the horror that everyone is facing.
"I could not get over just reading about the ladies that are busily shooting brown snakes trying to get into their houses, dealing with the crocodiles and the spiders and god knows what and all the things I remember so well ... let alone the ants.
Prince Charles spoke about his "huge affection" for Australia, not that he said his royal standing meant he escaped teasing at the Australian school he attended. "I have gone through my fair share of being called a Pommy bastard, I can assure you of that," he said to roars of laughter and an ovation from the gathering. "But look what it has done for me. By god, it was good for the character. If you want to develop character, go to Australia."
He said the thoughts of the royal family were with the flood victims but even questioned the value of his own words. "We are thinking so much of all those out there in Australia, it seems so inadequate and it seems so hopeless in many ways to do this,’’ he said. "But all we can do is show real sympathy and understanding and so on this particular occasion may we wish you every success despite all the challenges ahead." Watch: http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2011/01/27/3122797.htm
GILAD ATZMON: JEWS AGAINST THE KING
– from Gilad Atzmon’s website
Apparently some Jews in Hollywood are not happy with the great cinematic success of The King’s Speech, the latest British film. The King’s Speech follows the story of King George VI - a man who never wished to be King, and had trouble with his confidence and public speech as he had an uncontrollable stammer. From a Jewish perspective King George VI was nothing but an anti Semite.
Hollywood blogger Scott Feinberg cites an anonymous email, supposedly from an Academy member, which claims the picture ignores George VI’s role in preventing Jewish refugees from fleeing Nazi Germany to Palestine. "I'm an Academy member and there are a LOT of us who won't vote for The King's Speech for this reason," the email reads.
Feinberg speculates that the email may be part of “an orchestrated smear campaign”. Critics claim that George VI indirectly conspired with Hitler to prevent Jews from reaching Palestine, which at the time was under British mandate. I guess that sooner or later Hollywood may have to liberate itself of its Holocaust driven agents.
GRANDMOTHERS ARE SETTING THE EXAMPLES
by Betty Luks
I realise that we have become enmeshed in this state-bureaucratic web – but it will not always be so. Just as soon as Australians decide they want their freedoms back the turn-around will begin. Thinking for themselves will be the spark igniting that initiative.
"The way to go about this is not a centralised grid system, which brings in power from hundreds of miles away," he says. “It is to bring in basic light right down to the level of basic household wherein they take ownership and control over that technology." Women are the focus for the solar power projects that the Barefoot College runs because men "were very untrainable," says Roy. "(Men) were restless, compulsively mobile, and they all want a certificate and the moment you give them a certificate they leave the village and go to the cities looking for jobs. So why not invest in women, older women, mature women, gutsy women who have roots in the village and train them."
Coming from countries across the world, the women are trained for six months before returning home. Many of the women have previously never left their villages before. "We were scared. We don't even know (our neighbour) Rwanda...how can we go to India?" says Moyoonia Olive from Democratic Republic of Congo. But, since everyone was interested in having electric current soon, we even convinced our husbands!" To overcome any language barrier, classes are taught primarily with sign language and colour-coded circuits. The women learn to build and maintain a variety of solar-powered lamps and chargers.
The Barefoot College "campus" in Tilonia, Rajasthan, is a testament to the power of solar -- everything there is powered by the sun; food is prepared using a parabolic solar cooker, night classes are powered by solar lanterns.
Roy says that the school has trained 150 grandmothers from 28 countries, electrified around 10,000 houses with solar power and saved several thousands of litres of diesel and kerosene from polluting the atmosphere. "We have shown that solar-electrified villages can be technically and financially self-sufficient," says Roy.
AS to FINANCIAL decentralisation, and the answer to Julia Gillard’s problem of finding the financial CREDIT for the reconstruction of the flood-damaged properties, towns and cities, you need to read:-
THE “VOLCANIC” HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA
by Ian Wilson LL.B.
Of course there have been other controversial decisions, such as its decision that the Australian Military Court was unconstitutional. These sorts of decisions do not produce social stability but rather are the equivalent legally of volcanic action in nature.
But don’t put too much faith in “original intentions” – originalism is rejected as the first act in constitutional law classes. The legal elite must be free to make law as they see fit and to construct a world not bound by the constraints of tradition.
NO SHORT-CUT TO EFFECTIVE POLICY AND ACTION
by Wallace Klinck, Canada
We need strategy supported by widespread support but it must be influenced and guided by sound philosophy, policy and leadership. We cannot achieve anything by the blind action of enraged mobs because the energy behind it will almost certainly be co-opted into support of those who seek world dominion.
Knowledge is power and the first required step is to help the electorate acquire it and to impart a knowledge of how to exercise it. There is no temporary "solution" to our problems because in the long run this will change nothing…
Go to: Social Credit Blogspot : Social Credit Secretariat : Social Credit School of Studies.
Listen to Eric D. Butler talk of his early Social Credit days and the Impact of Douglas on Australia
DVD - Eric D. Butler 1989 “The Planned Surrender of Australia”. History has taught man there are fundamental truths about human associations that are just as absolute as the Law of Gravity – which we have ignored to our own peril. Price: $12.00 posted from Heritage Bookshop Services and Veritas Books online.
IS JULIA GILLARD A ROBOT?
by James Reed
Isn’t it obvious by now: Gillard must really be a robot! Kevin Rudd, who as PM had a wind-up key protruding impolitely from his back, was never as “robotic and rehearsed” as Gillard. So maybe I have been mistaken in comparing Gillard with all manner of creatures red and reptilian. I, Robot…
RUDD AND CHINA : MUCH ADO ABOUT ALMOST NOTHING
by James Reed
NOW GET READY FOR CLIMATE ENGINEERING
by Brian Simpson
There are also sensible proposals such as planting desert lands with “tequila plants” to soak up carbon dioxide, but as usual the sensible, cheap, practical projects are downplayed before high flying, big money big “gee-whiz” projects such as mirrors in space.
FLAWED ‘CLIMATEGATE’ INQUIRIES
Science and Technology Committee @ /wattsupwiththat.com:
The latest follow-up report by the Science and Technology Committee on the disclosure of climate data from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) confirms that the Climategate inquiries had serious flaws, lacked balance and transparency and failed to achieve their objective to restore trust and confidence in British climate science.
MORE INDEPENDENT SCIENCE NEEDED
“Victory for Independent Science” - ISIS Report 26/01/2011:
Not surprisingly, he and his team became the target of a concerted campaign of vilification, which included Monsanto, EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) and scientific societies representing biotechnology in France: the French Association of Plant Biotechnology and the French High Counsel on Biotechnology (see Defend Gilles-Eric Seralini and Transparency in GMO Risk Assessment! SiS 46).
Séralini and his colleagues received massive support from scientists and civil society. But Séralini decided to sue for libel; he believed the researchers Claude Allegre, Axel Kahn, and Marc Fellous were behind the defamation and intimidation campaign in France and that is why he pursued Fellous, who chairs the French Association of Plant Biotechnologies (AFBV), in the courts. Séralini argued that the campaign had damaged his reputation, reducing his opportunities for work and his chances of getting funding for his research. On Tuesday 18 January 2011, the court of Paris concluded the lawsuit and decided in Séralini’s favour, much to everyone’s surprise.
During the trial, it transpired that Fellous, who presented himself as a ‘neutral’ scientist without personal interests, and accused those who criticise GMOs as ‘ideological’ and ‘militant’, actually owns patents through a company based in Israel. This company sells patents to corporations such as Aventis.
Seralini’s lawyer showed that various other AFBV members also have links with agribusiness companies, and so their scientific impartiality and integrity came under intense scrutiny.
Rest of report on the ISIS website:
Worth reading in the light of the above article:
“Béchamp or Pasteur : A Lost Chapter in the History of Biology” by Ethel D. Hume.
WICKED LEAKS: THE ESTABLISHMENT EXPOSED!
by Peter Ewer
ON TARGETING JULIAN ASSANGE
by Ian Wilson LL.B.
Assange insists that Wikileaks did not break any law or endanger any lives. It merely exposed the dirt behind modern politics. Assange (The Australian, December 8, 2010, p.14) hoped that PM Julia Gillard would defend his act of whistle blowing, but the “Red Lizard” as James Reed calls her, is looking into ways of having Assange charged! Assange in the end recognised that Gillard acts only to save her own skin. She shoots the messenger because she does not want dirty secrets revealed about diplomatic and political dealings and double dealings.
Nobody has yet said what Australian and US laws Assange has broken. The claim that the publishing of a document listing important US assets around the world that could be harmed by terrorism is hardly groundbreaking news: all the information can be put together from the internet. Charges of treason and espionage are hard to make out. The legal case ahead will be very interesting indeed. Let us hope that Assange does not get extradited to the US from Sweden. He should have been careful with the condoms when dealing with such world shattering material.
FEMINIST MYTHS, MAGIC & MEDICINE; OR HOW I LEARNT TO LOVE THE GLASS CEILING
by James Reed
And something for academic feminists in the university to chew on: “Sex differentials in the professions are due primarily to substantially different work orientations and career choices among men and women”.
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