June 2007 Thought for the Week:
"It is simply not true that
most normal men and women, if free to follow their own way, instinctively destroy
the environment that sustains them
There must be, and manifestly is, a universal
pressure inducing them so to behave, and it is not far to seek, though never identified
Economics is now entirely dominated by money and is detached
Money is now no more than a system of book-keeping, of
figures representing 'credit,' i.e., debt repayable with interest, and
no such figures reach the public as new spending power without having somewhere
originated as such debt.
Debt involves spending and consuming in advance of
earning and producing and hence the crime of debasing the currency is now permanently
built-in to our monetary system under the name of inflation
correction of our inflationary debt-system would not change human nature, nor
result in a Utopia, nor solve all our problems, but it would caste aside an intolerable
moral burden, and render their solution possible, which at present is simply,
mathematically, impossible. To blame the staggering and retrograde steps of a
man trying to climb a hill dragging a useless ton-weight entirely on his weakness,
is not the best way to help him recover his strength and will-power
- - Geoffrey Dobbs in "On Planning the Earth," Home Quarterly,
AUSSIE FARMER IS BEING FINANCIALLY GUTTED
The Australian farmer simply can't keep up with the escalating
costs of running a farm. The colourful fabric of what life on the land was all
about in days gone by is now rapidly fading; although throughout history the old
farmer was known for his durability and inventiveness. He was resourceful and
would meet every challenge to survive and go on; toughing out droughts and floods
and sometimes devastating bush fires.
today he is facing a far greater foe, relentless and insidious and from which
there is no escape. It is called inflation, i.e., the systematic destruction of
our currency. Prices of all items with which we need to work, rise higher and
higher each year. Farmers can't pass these extra costs on and they just have to
wear them. Directly and or indirectly, there is no avoiding these rising costs.
is while the rest of the nation hides behind indexation of wages and salaries
to keep them up with meeting their increasing cost of living. Businesses carry
on seemingly blissfully unaware of what is the situation for the farmer. Pity
the poor old farmers. They are simply told to "get big or get out." Major financial
reforms are urgently needed before there are only the corporations running the
whole show; on borrowed investment funds at that as they go on to become monopolies.
Rural accountants and farming families:
accountants dealing with the rural communities know about 'the bottom line' figures,
they know about costs overtaking income on the farms. They see and warn the farmers,
"great changes are ahead" for the small and medium sized operations. Some are
leasing out their land to cut down on operating costs, taking a small percentage
of production under a share-farming arrangement - just to keep the farm a little
longer. Others may look after some stock as a last hurrah before selling out.
This situation comes to light as farmers find it more and more difficult to justify
replacement plant and meet escalating input costs.
in today's financial climate their outfits became too small. Capital purchase
prices on the 'big ticket item' machinery alone, has doubled, tripled and even
quadrupled over the past two decades. All because of the inflationary money system.
Spiralling overheads and low prices continue to 'clean out' thousands of farmers.
Inflated land prices: As for land prices, they also have 'gone through the roof'.
It is very dangerous to buy high priced land as a business proposition, just to
tackle the odds on a larger scale. Some 'advisers' refer to it as 'economy of
How many city folk understand the enormous stress farming families
are under as they constantly deal with these worries? Some have had more than
enough and significant numbers of these worthy rural types have taken the only
solution they could see in front of them - suicide. Some lucky country we live
in - isn't it?
So who can we sheet home the blame
to for this grotesque inflationary financial system we are trying to work under?
There is never complete agreement among economists or the Government as to what
is happening. All economists expound their own particular brand or hobby horse
theories on finance; to no effect one might add. Our problems still continue.
Money as a traded commodity:
address the central problem of an inflationary money system and the fact that
Australia has become the playground for big time money traders. Curiously, Australia
ranks in the top bracket in the world of traded currency which is quite absurd.
Billions of dollars move in and out of Australia every day. The Aussie dollar
is bought on 'the dips' and sold when it 'moves up' It is all so easy today with
available technology. Imagine, billions from major nations pour in if an interest
rise is in the offing. What a tangled web we live under. Let's consider just one
point for a moment.
In every other field of business
when a contract is made: a contract is a contract is a contract. But not with
our highly promoted banking institutions. Banks can change the interest rate on
your loans before you reach the front door of the bank and you have to wear it!
a mockery and an affront to basic human rights, a cruelty that should not be tolerated.
It is this one device that puts utter fear in to every farmer and borrower's heart.
Some understand how the system works:
Yet luckily, there are people who understand the Australian financial system's
inflationary bent and can explain the core reasons why the system will continue
to wreak havoc among farmers.
One enormously credentialed Austrian gentleman,
Mr. Frank Shostok, chief economist and manager of Man Financial, issued a warning
for investors when visiting Australia recently (The Australian 21-22 April
2007 p.34). He said the Reserve Bank's monetary policy is "out of control" which
means inflation is heading up higher and higher and interest rates are set to
rise. He also warned the share market is being supported by an excessive money
He believes the Reserve Bank uses incorrect
definitions of inflation and even of money itself. As a result he says the Bank
is actually causing inflation rather than 'combating' it. The Reserve Bank claims
that it does not 'print money' but merely 'accommodates demand', but 'printing
money' is exactly what it is doing.
Mr. Shostak told The Australian:
"The money supply is out of control. The Reserve Bank balance sheet has increased
by over 35 per cent. According to my measurements during the year to February
there has been in excess of a 21 per cent increase in money supply."
"So much money is being pumped into the system because the RBA is trying to maintain
such a low target (of inflation) and suppresses upward pressures on the interest
And this continued increase in the
money supply will result in increased prices in the future - and more and more
farmers will be forced off their land as more and more corporations move in.
DEPLETED URANIUM ON A DEPLETED NATION
Economies, like civilisations have come and gone over human history.
But depleted uranium, at least in human terms, lingers around poisoning the world
for hundreds of millions of years. Therefore it is important to consider this
new threat to our survival as documented by Lyn Stanfield, of Save Australia
Did you know the Howard regime has signed a Memorandum of Understanding
with the United States allowing 25 years of bombing exercises on our land? The
awful sound of a high speed cannon is not all we are about to hear or experience
in Australia. Soon, this sound and the rhythmic booming of huge bombs and fantastic
rocket power is about to shake this island continent to its very foundations.
Talisman Sabre 2007 it is called: TS07
for short. TS07 will commence in late May and run through to early July.
aircraft, B1, B2 (stealth) together with B52 (heavy) bombers will take off from
Guam, Diego Garcia and Kadena (in Okinawa), heavily loaded with powerful 500 pound
Flying at very high altitudes to Australia, they will drop their load
of deadly 'high-tech' weapons on Australia and return to base without being seen
or heard by Australian ground dwellers.
first notice of these deadly attacks will be the magnificent explosions as the
miserable payload hits the ground in blinding flashes of fire and the shattering
of trees and rock and earth and native animals within two kilometres of the blast.
Day after day these attacks will unload thousands of tonnes of so-called 'high
tech' weaponry onto Australian soil.
Each of these 'high tech' weapons
will contain the newly developed Depleted Uranium warhead material. Depleted Uranium
is the very toxic waste from nuclear power stations which is very difficult to
dispose of (there hasn't been any way found yet) making warheads from it, provides
a solution and a huger profit to the company.
So, Depleted Uranium is coming
to a country spot near you.
TO -- MALCOLM'S JUNK SCIENCE POLICY
the article "Malcolm's Junk Science Policy" in On Target, vol. 43, no.19?
It told the story of the dangers to human health and the environment posed
by mercury in compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) which had been lauded by
the Liberal's squeaky clean environment minister Malcolm Turnbull as a way to
save energy. This family phoned the local supermarket about the light bulbs.
the manager hadn't heard they were a potential environmental hazard so he followed
up the matter and reported back to us.
Yes, it was correct they were a known
hazard, but no, government wasn't going to do anything about the matter till the
old bulbs were being phased out.
step was for a family member to phone the local television station and yes the
journalist was interested enough to follow up the story. So far, one TV programme
has resulted from that phone call on Malcolm's 'junk science' and a Radio Station
will interview Malcolm Turnbull at a later date.
CARBON DIOXIDE, CARBON DIOXIDE, carbon dioxide
by Don Auchterlonie
We are constantly
urged to reduce the emission CO2 to combat climate change.
But, the Greenhouse Effect is a natural phenomenon being a layer of gasses encircling
the earth and acting as the earth's thermostat. This keeps the temperature at
15 C, without the Greenhouse Effect the temperature would be -23C.
Rob Carter from the James Cook University in Townsville (Age 13/6/05) said:
"Water vapour made up about 95% of the greenhouse effect. Carbon Dioxide was a
minor greenhouse gas, responsible for 3.6 % of the total greenhouse effect. Of
this, only 0.12% or 0.036C could be attributed to human activity."
So 5% of
the greenhouse effect is made up of Carbon dioxide, Oxygen and ozone, Nitrous
oxide, and Methane.
In reviewing John Daly's
book "The Greenhouse Trap" we find:
data (as of April 1989) from the baseline Station at Cape Grim, Tasmania, indicate
that the level of CO2 is now 348.5 parts per million, or
about 0.035% of the atmosphere.
These results show that the rate of the rise
in CO2 levels is LINEAR. In other words, it is not accelerating
as predicted by the Greenhousers - rather CO2 levels are
increasing at a steady constant rate.
Since it is estimated that the level
of CO2 some 100 years ago was 280 parts per million, we
can see that the rate of increase over the last century has only been 70 parts
Since the rate of increase has been and still is steady, we can
make the simple calculation that CO2 will be double its
natural level by the year 2290, not 2040 as predicted by the Greenhousers! Since
all the global warming predictions are based on a hypothetical doubling of CO2,
it seems the doomsayers will have to wait another 300 years or longer to find
out for sure, not 50 years as they imagine.
where has all the missing CO2 gone? No one is exactly certain,
as this is still the subject of intense research. However experiments done at
the University of Tasmania on plant growth in conditions of enriched CO2
have produced some remarkable examples of plants which not only grow faster,
but also become physically larger than normal if they grow in CO2-rich
In July 1989, a British ocean research expedition reported
that they found marine plankton consuming vast quantities of atmospheric CO2.
With oceans covering 70% of the planet, CO2 consumption
by plankton would occur on an astronomical scale, and enhance the marine food
chain into the bargain.
It would appear therefore
that global vegetation and marine plankton has been gorging itself on our CO2
emissions, and this could account for the shortfall." Carbon Dioxide is
a fertilizer, not a pollutant: "As a culture, we have become obsessed with the
idea that everything we do is harmful to the environment, and CO2
has been typecast as a 'pollutant', even though it occurs abundantly in nature.
We have many environmental problems, but CO2 is not one
FINDS PAN PHARMACEUTICALS INNOCENT
South Wales Supreme Court has acquitted Pan Pharmaceuticals boss, Mr. Jim Selim,
of criminal charges relating to claims in 2003 about his health manufacturing
business. Readers will remember that at the time, Mr.Selim was accused of a litany
of charges, including breaching his manufacturing licence. In the end only two
counts made it to court and these were recently 'thrown out' by the Supreme Court.
Michael Bending of the Alliance for Health Freedom Australia - https://www.ahf-au.org
- issued the following statement:
"The Supreme Court verdict speaks for itself.
The TGA wilfully sent Australia's largest natural health manufacturing base bankrupt
on behalf of the TGA's drug masters. As you should well be aware by now, the TGA
works for the health of the drug company's bank accounts and not the personal
health of Australian citizens."
Senator Lyn Allison believes
the Howard Government must now apologise following the acquittal of Pan Pharmaceuticals
boss Jim Selim in the New South Wales Supreme Court. The pharmaceuticals giant
was forced into administration in May 2003 following the largest pharmaceutical
recall in Australia's history.
"It was a pointless
exercise targeting complementary medicines and it sent hundreds of small businesses
broke", Senator Allison said today. "The Howard Government turned its back on
the mess and just walked away."
were recalled, not because they caused adverse reactions, but because of speculation
about 'inconsistent quality'. Senator Allison raised concerns in the Senate at
that time about what was playing out as a destructive over-reaction.
out of court:
Mr.Selim was accused of a litany of charges, including breaching
his manufacturing licence. In the end only two counts made it to court which were
thrown out today.
"The unprecedented recall had a devastating effect on small
businesses and shook public confidence in complementary health", Senator Allison
said, the very least those who have suffered deserve is an apology."
apology' hardly enough:
I don't know about you OT reader but I
don't think an apology is enough to compensate not only the Pan Pharmaceutical
boss but also those hundreds of small business enterprises that went bankrupt.
There must be some legal means by which they can claim not only an apology from
Howard and his cronies but just compensation from this government and its bureaucracy.
THE BREAKUP OF
by James Reed
ICM opinion polls
commissioned by the Daily Mail newspaper have found that most voters in
Scotland and England want their countries to separate, ending the 300 year union.
Almost half of those polled thought that union would end in 25 years and two
out of three English voters wanted an end to subsidies which are paid to Scotland.
(The Advertiser, 13/1/07, p.68).
A majority polled believed that if
England and Scotland did not separate then England should have a Parliament deciding
English affairs without Scottish parliamentarians.
devolutionary direction may be hard for our conservatives to take. But we live
in times where globalisation and international finance, immigration and multiculturalism
are dissolving the nation state and the bonds of blood.
Radical times require
radical solutions, and perhaps devolution may preserve something of the English
ISRAEL LOBBY'S GUNSITES
by Betty Luks
It would be worthwhile to remind readers The Weekend Australian's Cameron
Stewart reported last December, that the ("Israel Lobby Sets its Sites on Academe,"
It would seem there is a major "ideological row" occurring
between leading Australian Zionists (and Zionist organisations) on the one hand,
and Zionist critics, largely in Middle Eastern Studies departments in Australian
There have been previous reports on the Jewish/Zionist communities'
threats to use race-hate legislation against the anti-Israel lobby.
article cited above deals with the more general debate, namely the criticism made
by the Israel lobby that Australian universities are in their Middle Eastern departments
producing one-sided ideology on the Middle East. Vice Chancellors have been lobbied
to have Zionist critics of two Middle Eastern Studies departments sacked.
Saikal of the Australian National University has said that the Israel lobby in
Australia "cannot tolerate any form of criticism whatsoever. They don't want an
objective assessment of Israel in this country and if you make one they attack
you and call you anti-Semitic or anti-Zionist."
you may ask: in the interests of democracy, does this bias in one department or
field of studies matter? Every other department (philosophy, sociology, psychology,
theology, etc) is sympathetic to a Zionist world view rightly or wrongly. Does
a little bit of dissent really matter? For the Israel lobby, as Professor Saikal
has observed, it certainly does.
TOO? NAUGHTY BARONESS TO BE DISCIPLINED
According to the on-line edition of the Jerusalem Post the
leader of Britain's Liberal Democrat party is considering disciplining and expelling
Baroness Jenny Tonge from the party's membership in the House of Lords. She committed
the unforgivable sin of commenting on the power of the "pro-Israel lobby."
"The pro-Israel lobby has got its grips on the western world,
its financial grips. I think they've probably got a grip on our party." At another
talk given in Edinburgh she referred to the paper written by John Mearsheimer
and Stephen Walt, published in the March 23, 2006 edition of The London Review
She was criticised by the chief executive of the Board of deputies
of British Jews and also by an all-party group of lords led by former archbishop
of Canterbury, George Carey, calling for her censure. She had "evoked a classic
anti-Jewish conspiracy theory." Is a concluding comment really needed here?
ANOTHER ONE? HOW MANY DOES THIS MAKE?I
have lost count how many official Jewish 'awards' John Howard has received over
the years. Well, the news is he is to receive another one. He is to be awarded
the Jerusalem Prize for his support of the Jewish community and Israel.
prize is presented by the State Zionist Council of Victoria, the Zionist Federation
of Australia and the World Zionist Organisation of Israel.
The award is traditionally
presented during Jerusalem Day celebrations. Mr Howard will receive the award
at a Jewish National Fund event on May 20 in Melbourne.
State Zionist Council
of Victoria president Dr Danny Lamm said Mr Howard had been a strong supporter
of Israel and Jewish people. Would to God he was such a strong supporter of Australia
and the traditional British-Australian people.
MEDIA CREATED JERRY FALWELL
Michael Collins Piper
Jerry Falwell is dead. The widely-touted television preacher
who emerged during the last quarter of the 20th century as one of America's leading
promoters of the interests of a foreign nation - Israel - has gone to face his
Although there are those who will say it is not fitting to speak ill
of the dead - particularly a "man of God" and a leader of the "moral majority"
as Falwell proclaimed himself-the truth is that Falwell can best be described
as one of the premier Judas Goats in American history.
record shows that a whole generation of decent American Christians who fell under
Rev. Falwell's spell allowed themselves to be corralled into becoming the grass-roots
ground troops for a virtual Fifth Column in America, Christian supporters of the
Zionist cause, a hard-line bloc of active voters who often voted for American
political candidates on the sole basis of whether or not those candidates were
sufficiently supportive of the demands of Israel. Jerry Falwell was the Zionist-promoted
Judas Goat who led the Christian lambs to the slaughter.
there are many Christian critics of Falwell (and others of his ilk) who contend
that Falwell was not so much a Christian, at least in the classic, traditional
sense as we understand Christians - those who place Jesus Christ at the centre
of their faith-but, instead, more so, one who placed the Jewish people and the
modern day state of Israel (a political entity) at the centre of his faith.
many Americans who would describe themselves as "Christian Conservatives" and
who were admirers of the works of Falwell have long railed against what they refer
to as "the liberal media," what those same folks have never fathomed (a point
perhaps too deep for their recognition) is that it was precisely that same media
that gave Falwell the international fame and fortune he accumulated over the past
30 years. Falwell, in short, was a creation of the "liberal media."
many Americans would have ever heard of Falwell had it not been for the massive
free publicity that he received over the years?
If the liberal media - and those powerful and closely connected
families and financial groups that control that media - had not promoted Falwell
in the first place, how likely is it that Falwell would have come to be the genuine
power broker that he emerged to be? The real reason Falwell got all of this free
promotion was precisely because he was working so assiduously to generate support
Falwell 'sported around' in
Israeli Lear jet:
Of course, it's not irrelevant to mention that Falwell
got a nice reward from Israel for his work. For years Falwell sported around the
globe on a Lear jet given to him by the government of Israel under then-Prime
Minister Menachem Begin: no small token of appreciation. It was the least little
kickback Begin could give to Falwell, considering the fact that the U.S. taxpayers
have funded Israel - with Falwell's enthusiastic backing - to the tune of almost
$3 trillion. And that Falwell accepted such a gift from Begin is very telling
in and of itself. In the late 1940s Begin was a murdering terrorist who killed
Christians and Muslims (and even, it is said, more than a few Jews, too) while
engaging in a bitter and bloody terrorist campaign against the British occupation
of Palestine. Still, Falwell was eager to shake hands with and praise the likes
We could go on and on talking in
unpleasant ways about Falwell's 'contributions' to American (and international)
political discourse, but to do so would be to belabour the point. Unfortunately,
there are many other false prophets (who also profit handsomely) from the same
kind of antics that Falwell turned into a virtual art form. So his legacy will
long be with us. Falwell's black record speaks for itself."
available from League Book Services:
A journalist specializing in media
critique, Michael Collins Piper is the author of Final Judgment the controversial
'underground bestseller' documenting the collaboration of Israeli intelligence
in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
He is also the author of The High
Priests of War, both books are available from all League Book Services. He
has lectured on suppressed topics in places as diverse as Malaysia, Japan, Canada,
Russia and Abu Dhabi.
Source: : <https://www.americanfreepress.net/>