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Banks terrorize Australian farmers viral letter

Apparently this is an open letter from a Queensland based vet that has gone viral. I can see why it has everything were were trying to say at occupy written all over it. The 1930’s are back, grapes of wrath style with greedy banks turfing out farmers for a profit.

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Warning: Banks may attempt to foreclose on you even if you have never missed a payment, it’s all about what ever suits the banks profit margin, not about law,  due process or rights.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2867951/I-ve-never-ashamed-Australian-life-Farmer-pens-emotive-letter-comparing-banks-terrorists-treatment-drought-stricken-farmers-s-gone-viral.html#ixzz3LYOKhsRz

 

Politicians of Australia, the people are speaking – and you need to listen.
The team of people who are supporting David – who is flat out working and operating on horses right now – took a call from one of Australia’s most respected and best loved former political leaders this morning who said:
THAT VETS LETTER HAS BECOME A DEFINING MOMENT IN OUR NATIONS HISTORY..”

read it yourself….

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE:

Dear Men and Women of Australia,

There are two photographs on this page, and while they might look like father and daughter, they are separated by two nations, one ocean and some seventy years.

Yet incredibly, they are both part of the same tragedy, the kind that leaves deep and irreparable scars on a nation and its people for a lifetime.

The young woman who was born in 1907. The elderly man who was born twenty seven years later in 1934.

The photograph of the woman was taken in the Great Depression of 1936 when the man was a two year old boy.

Her name was Florence Owens Thompson and she was a 32 year old mother of seven who was photographed sitting homeless in a tent. The image was published across the newspapers of America and it managed to enrage the nation, because people could not believe that Americans could be treated in such a way.

It forced President Roosevelt to act, to step up and become a leader for his times: he launched soup kitchens, work gangs, programs for the homeless, dams and roads and railways were built – and he gave his people hope.

John Steinbeck later wrote a book called The Grapes of Wrath which became an American literary Icon. It was about a drought that made the farmers penniless – and how the banks had forced them off their land so they could sell it on to the big powerful corporations. What happened to the farmers of Oklahoma ultimately carved a deep and shameful scar across the American identity that was felt throughout the Twentieth Century.

The second photograph on this page is of Charlie Phillott, now 80, an elderly farmer from the ruggedly beautiful Carisbrooke Station at Winton. He has owned his station since 1960, nurtured it and loved it like a part of his own flesh. He is a grand old gentleman, one of the much loved and honoured fathers of his community.

Not so long ago, the ANZ bank came and drove him off his beloved station because the drought had devalued his land and they told him he was considered an unviable risk. Yet Charlie Phillott has never once missed a single mortgage payment.

Today this dignified Grand Old Man of the West is living like some hunted down refugee in Winton, shocked and humiliated and penniless. And most of all, Charlie Phillott is ashamed, because as a member of the Great Generation – those fine and decent and ethical men and women who built this country – he believes that what happened to him was somehow his own fault. And the ANZ Bank certainly wanted to make sure they made him feel like that.

Last Friday my wife Heather and I flew up with Alan Jones to attend the Farmers Last Stand drought and debt meeting in Winton. And after what I saw being done to our own people, I have never been more ashamed to be Australian in my life.

What is happening out there is little more than corporate terrorism: our own Australian people are being bullied, threatened and abused by both banks and mining companies until they are forced off their own land.

So we must ask: is this simply to move the people off their land and free up it up for mining by foreign mining companies or make suddenly newly empty farms available for purchase by Chinese buyers? As outrageous as it might seem, all the evidence flooding in seems to suggest that this is exactly what is going on.

What is the role of Government in all of this? Why have both the State and Federal Government stood back and allowed such a dreadful travesty to happen to our own people? Where was Campbell Newman on this issue? Where was Prime Minister Abbott? The answer is nowhere to be seen.

For the last few months, the Prime Minister has warned us against the threats of terrorism to our nation. We have been alerted to ISIS and its clear and present danger to the Australian people.

Abbott has despatched Australian military forces into the Middle East in an effort to destroy this threat to our own safety and security. This mobilization of our military forces has come at a massive and unbudgeted expense to the average Australian taxpayer which the Prime Minister estimates to be around half a billion dollars each year.

We are told that terrorism is dangerous not only because of the threat to human life but also because it displaces populations and creates the massive human cost of refugees.

Yet not one single newspaper or politician in this land has exposed the fact that the worst form of terrorism that is happening right now is going on inside the very heartland of our own nation as banks and foreign mining companies are deliberately and cruelly forcing our own Australian farmers off the land.

What we saw in the main hall of the Winton Shire Council on Friday simply defied all description: a room filled with hundreds of broken and battered refuges from our own country. It was a scene more tragic and traumatic than a dozen desperate funerals all laced onto the one stage.

Right now, all over the inland of both Queensland and NSW, there is nothing but social and financial carnage on a scale that has never before been witnessed in this nation.

It was 41 degrees when we touched down at the Winton airport, and when you fly in low over this landscape it is simply Apocalyptic: there has not been a drop of rain in Winton for two years and there is not a sheep, a cow, a kangaroo, an emu or a bird in sight. Even the trees in the very belly of the creeks are dying.

There is little doubt that this is a natural disaster of incredible magnitude – and yet nobody – neither state nor the federal government – is willing to declare it as such.

The suicide rate has now reached such epic proportions right across the inland: not just the farmer who takes the walk “ up the paddock” and does away with himself but also their children and their wives. Once again, it has barely been covered by the media, a dreadful masquerade that has assisted by the reticence and shame of honourable farming families caught in these tragic situations.

My wife is one of the toughest women I know. Her family went into North West of Queensland as pioneers one hundred years ago: this is her blood country and these are her people . Yet when she stood up to speak to this crowd on Friday she suddenly broke down: she told me later that when she looked into the eyes of her own people, what she saw was enough to break her heart

And yet not one of us knew it was this bad, this much of a national tragedy. The truth is that these days, the Australian media basically doesn’t give a damn. They have been muzzled and shut down by governments and foreign mining companies to the extent that they are no longer willing to write the real story. So the responsibility is now left to people like us, to social media – and you, the Australian people.

And so the banks have been free to play their games and completely terrorise these people at their leisure. The drought has devalued the land and the banks have seen their opportunity to strike. It was exactly the excuse that they needed to clean up and make a fortune, because once the rains come – as they always do – this land will be worth four to ten times the price.

In fact, when farmers have asked for the payout figures, the banks have been either deeply reluctant or not capable of providing the mortgage trail because they have on-sold the mortgage – just like sub-prime agriculture.

This problem isn’t simply happening in Winton, but rather right across the entire inland across Queensland and NSW. The banks have been bringing in the police to evict Australian famers and their families from their farms, many of them multigenerational. One farmer matter of factly told us it took “oh, about 7 police” to evict him from his first farm and “maybe about twelve” to evict him from his second farm which had been in his family for many generations. You think they are kidding you. Then you see the expression in their eyes.

And there was something far worse in the room on Friday: the fear of speaking out against the banks: when we asked people to tell us who had done this to them, they would immediately start to shake and cry and look away: They have been silenced to protect the good corporate image of their tormentors called the banks. What in God’s name have the bastard banks been allowed to do to our people?

This is a travesty against the rights and the human dignity of every Australian

So it’s only fair that we start to name a few of major banks involved: The ANZ is a major culprit (they made $7 billion profit last year). Then there is Rabo – which is an international agricultural bank – the NAB, Bank West and Westpac (who paid CEO Gail Kelly a yearly salary of some $12 million). They are all equally guilty. For any that we have missed, rest assured they will be publicly exposed as well

But here’s the thing: when these people are forced off their farms, they have nowhere to go. There are no refugee services waiting, such is the case for those who attempt to enter the sovereign borders of this nation. The farmers simply drive to the nearest town – that’s if the banks haven’t stripped their cars off them as well – and they try and find somewhere to sleep. Some are sleeping on the backs of trucks in swags. There is basically no home or accommodation made available to take them. They camp out, shocked and broken and penniless – and they are living on weet bix and noodles. If there is someone that can lend a family enough money to buy food, they will: otherwise they are left completely alone.

And consider this: not one of them has asked for help. Not one. They just do the best they can, ashamed and broken and brainwashed by the banks to believe that everything that has happened is completely their own fault

There is not one single word of this from a politicians lips, with the exception of the incredibly courageous father and son team of Bob and Robbie Katter, who organised the Farmers Last Stand meeting. The Katter family have been in the North since the 1890’s, and nobody who sat in that hall last Friday could question their love and commitment to their own people.

There is barely a mention of any of this as well in the newspapers, with the exception of as brief splash of publicity that followed our visit.

The Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce attended the meeting in a bitter blue-funk kind of mood that saw him mostly hunched over and staring at the floor. He had given $100 million of financial assistance in a lousy deal where the Government will borrow at 2.75% and loan it back at 3.21%.

The last thing these people need is another loan: they need a Redevelopment Bank to refinance their own loans: issuing a loan to pay off a loan is nothing more than financial suicide.

The reality is that Joyce cannot get support from what he calls “the shits in Cabinet” to create a desperately needed Redevelopment Bank so that these farmers can get cheap loans to tide them through to the end of the drought.

Our sources suggest that those “shits in Cabinet” include Malcolm Turnbull – Minister for Communications and the uber-cool trendy city-centric Liberal in the black leather jacket:, Andrew Robb – Minster for Trade and Investment and the man behind the free trade deal, the man who suddenly acquired three trendy Sydney restaurants almost overnight, the man who seems to suddenly desperate to sell off our farms to China – and one Greg Hunt, Environment Minister and the man who is instantly approving almost every single mining project that is put in front of him.

At the conclusion of the meeting, we stood and met some of the people in the crowd. My wife talked to women who would hug her for dear life, and when they walked away people would suddenly murmur “oh, she was forced off last week” or “they are being forced off tomorrow” . Not one of them mentioned it to us. They had too much pride.

The Australian people need to be both informed and desperately outraged about what is being done to our own people. This is about every right that was once held dear to us: human rights, property rights, civil rights. And most all, our right to freedom of speech. All of that has been taken away from these people – and the rest of us need to understand that we are probably next.

In the last four weeks the Newman Government has removed all farmers rights to protest to a mine and given mining companies the rights to take all the water they want from the Great Artesian Basin – and at no cost to them at all.

And all of this has happened under the watch of both Premier Newman and Prime Minister Abbott.

Until Friday, we used to think of Winton as the home of Waltzing Matilda: it was written at a local station and first performed in the North Gregory Hotel. I think it was Don McLean who wrote, “something touched me deep inside…the day the music died”… in his song American Pie, and for us, last Friday was the day music died.

We will never be able to sing Waltzing Matilda again until we see some justice for these people, and all the farmers of the inland.

This is no longer the Australia we once knew: no longer our country, no longer our people, no longer the decent caring leaders we once remembered.

Right now, the banks, the mining mates, the corrupt politicians and all the ‘mongrels in suits’ have won – and the Australian people don’t have a clue what has been done to them.

Like the American Depression and the iconic photograph of Florence Owens Thompson, there is a terrible, gaping wound that has been carved across the heartland of this nation.

We need to fully grasp that, and to understand that our people – dignified, decent and honourable old men like Charlie Phillott – have been deliberately terrorized, brutalised – and sold out.

In one sense, Charlie Phillott has become the symbol overnight of every decent Australian: the simple right to live out our lives on the land we love – and the land we are still free to call our own. At least until some dangerously persuaded corrupted trendy liberal theorist decided to strip all that away.

The truth is, no Australian was ever consulted about whether or not they wanted to see their land mined into oblivion or see our precious water poisoned and given away for free, whether they wanted to be driven off their land by the greed of banking executives who saw the chance to make a profit by wiping out the weakest and most vulnerable amongst us.

No Australian was ever consulted about whether or not we wanted to see our beloved homeland sold on the cheap to greedy faceless foreigners just because some slimy two-faced minister managed to convince a weakened prime minster to meekly carry out his bidding.

Nobody has asked us. We the People. Not once.

So if we are ever going to do something, then we’d better realise that its now only two minutes to midnight – so we’d better move fast.

Regards

David

Please share this as widely as you can across Australia. You are now the only truthful means we have to spread the message.
Contact politicians, contact newspapers, radio and television stations. Demand that your voice is heard.

PHOTOS:
Charlie Phillott (left) The Australian December 2014:
Florence Owens Thompson (Dorthea Lange) March 1936 (originally photographed in b&w and retouched)

audio link

 

http://www.2gb.com/audioplayer/80496#kCg13BYbUvq0fK4P.01

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/OVHRepro?fref=photo

 

UPDATE:

Less than 48 hours after this message started to go viral, it was announced that ANZ would stop forced sell offs of drought affected farms.

Net Neutrality debate: prevent internet ransom

The internet

The internet

In the USA there is an on going debate about net neutrality which is a complex topic.

Basically the issue is large communications infrastructure providers are attempting to ransom content delivery companies for speed (bandwidth) or priority access to their own customers.

This is relevant for the world as many major internet services are hosted in the USA and reliant on their network policies and speeds.

Vi Hart ( who normally explains mathematical concepts ) gives a really good explanation of the net neutrality issue.

* Netflicks is an online movie service obviously reliant on good internet speeds.

More information at:

https://www.battleforthenet.com/?from=banner

New Jersey police caught on camera assaulting citizen

Over six months ago this story emerged but despite the whole’ hands up don’t shot’ theme clearly displays here very little in the media frenzy. Police caught out by their own cameras. Its either the police are too stupid to remember this or the footage get ‘lost’ or redacted when its looking too bad for the cops.

Well this footage didn’t get’ lost’, and ultimately exonerated the citizen, police clearly are in deep trouble now. Occasionally in the internal squabbles behind the scenes in the police/courts/lawyer matrix, someone has an axe to grind and  they throw one of their own to the dogs.

http://7online.com/archive/9440401/

Special reminder to police: video cameras are commonplace now days (built into most mobile phones) and people have a habit of filming controversial events and then uploading them for all to see. You can’t win the court case if you lost the media war.

Video evidence is almost undeniable in court.

I wonder how long it will  be before our local Victoria police are again caught on camera assaulting the public for no good reason.

Prevent the political sacrifice of a victim of crime

This man received serious head injuries as a result of being assaulted by a wanted criminal attempting to steal a hand gun.

Don’t let cognitive dissonance cloud your thinking

Don’t let the Marxist and thugs win the media war or allow the political sacrifice of a man trying to save his own life.

https://www.gofundme.com/OfficerWilsonFundraiser

Here at occupy we saw real heavy handed unprovoked use of force by police. We were beaten, robbed, harassed and slandered. When did we resort to looting or violent assaults on the public, never. We know what real injustice looks like and we know a Marxist media hijack when we see one. The tactics are always the same. Ignore and/or suppress facts, manipulate opinion, make illogical, emotionally laden arguments, ad-hominem attacks on opponents and even on victims of serious crimes making a formal complaint.

Officer Wilson will possibly be partly blind in one eye for life, his opponents have always been willingly ‘one eyed’ for some time.

 

Pants up, Don’t loot.

 

 

Socialists, powertripping bureaucratic dishonest squabbling and bullying

I could make such bold claims just from observation of the ways socialism has utterly failed in almost every place it has been  imposed on any community, nation or state.

But don’t believe an individual with a bald face claim not matter how credible the source is, do your own research.

Here is where an Australian based socialist  (believed to be Ben Debney) attacks and smears each others peoples characters with calls of traitor, liar, —-phobic, stare rape, etc.

http://fairweathercomrades.wordpress.com/

Gee where is all their social justice and love of comrades when it is sorely needed? Oh that’s right that was just another lie they circulated for the useful idiots to believe.

It’s no surprise they claw each others eyes out, socialism is a dishonest and logically flawed ideology.

Do you think socialism could be the solution for you well consider this:

Socialism and the death toll.

Socialism and the death toll. Remember Nazi is short for NATional SocIalist.

 

Still think you and a few committed people you know can form a good committee and get things done properly?

cc-1917Remember Stalin got to be the great leader because he killed (or imprisoned) of all of his comrades who were competing for the top job, after Lenin died. Even in Lenin’s time it was not a safe happy place. More top soviet socialists were killed by their comrades than during the  civil war itself.

 

  It turns out that the ‘capitalist pigs’ were less blood thirsty than the cult of Karl Marx.

MaidSafe the new internet

Imagine if bit-coin was invented the same time the internet was. Stop imagining. It’s about to happen in the next few months.

  • encrypted

  • private

  • distributed

  • free and open source

  • incentivised

 MaidSafe

  • no gate keepers

  • no snoops

  • no censorship

  • no bankers

It’s this cloud thing that tech companies have been banging on about for years except you are truly part of it rather than just a customer. A giant shared network storage with encryption.

http://maidsafe.net/

Wikileaks Oz-SEA corruption coverup exposed

Your aren’t allowed to know about what you aren’t allowed to know about.

In a truly big brother move the Australian government is trying to keep the suppression of information order itself secret.

What is next is secret prisons and secret prisoners.

 

From wikileaks.org  press release:

Australia-wide censorship order for corruption case involving Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam
WikiLeaks release: July 29, 2014
Blanket censorship order preventing reporting on Australia’s largest financial corruption case and any derived allegations against the current and former heads of state of Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam and other senior officials.
The document also specifically bans publication of the order itself and the June 2014 affidavit of Australia’s newly appointed representative to the UN, Gillian Bird. The order was granted under “national security” grounds in order to “prevent damage to Australia’s international relations”. The order was issued following the indictment of seven senior executives related to the Reserve Bank of Australia. The case concerns allegations of multi-million-dollar payments to persons with high-level political connections in Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia in order to secure contracts for the production of Australian plastic currency banknotes for these countries.

https://wikileaks.org/

 

1377186290240We end with the words of the god father of modern ‘conspiracy theory’ JFK, He was murdered in broad daylight, but that was just a co-incidence right…

Assange hung out to dry by the left

Assange meme tagged

So hanving been sold out by a carefully managed implosion of his wiki leaks party, all over whether preferences were going to go to the left or right, It’s pretty fair to say Assange has been used and discarded by the left for apparently failing one of their claimed moral standards. Sure all the sex allegation stuff was carefully put  in a memory hole while he was hot property, along with he fact he acted like a bit of a heart breaker when women were literally throwing themselves at him. But that’s the left and feminism for you, they love a bad boy and then want to scream a blue murder (or rape) when the sour grapes arrive. I mean he really should have known that being a white male is toxic commodity to leftists and they were primed to drop him like a stone when a small amount of heat came on.

So all this bullshit about principles ( free speech, transparency, political freedom, commitment….) it all goes out the window when the next bandwagon arrives. So what can we do now for Assange?

The Australian government has left him out in the cold, despite the fact they are right now willing to send 50 police and ATSB to war torn Ukraine to look for Australian body parts and stolen luggage, But a living Australian citizen in a friendly country with a politically hot legal hassle, nope.

So apart form beating the drum and producing memes that might get stuck on an Ecuadorean embassy fridge in London, lets look and some overlooked facts about Assange.

I can almost feel a man cringing at a laptop reading and thinking “Oh shit, what’s this gonna be”.

Julian Assange was born on July 3 1971, the same day Jim Morrison died. Strangely there are more connections and similarities.

Morrison was born in a place called Melbourne (Florida) and left in order to study, later becoming a famous counterculture icon. Morrison famously fled the US to Europe (France) escaping a contrived court case.

Assange moved to place called Melbourne (Victoria) to study, later becoming a counterculture icon. Assange famously fled from Europe (Sweden) to the UK to escape a contrived US prosecution.

Both had in common:

  • Had transient childhoods and continued traveling as adults.
  • Born during foreign wars their countries were involved in, Morrison: WW2, Assange: Vietnam.
  • Well read, serious, intelligent drop outs, critical of war.
  • Were described as rock stars and had love children.
  • Were applauded/hounded for the ideas they promoted.
  • Were politically minded and spoke of their concern for the present and future.
  • Were known to ham it up for the camera occasionally.

Morrison in his later years, even after all that booze and drugs makes a remarkable prediction. (That hair is real)

Assange in his early 40’s showing the prediction is true and having a bit of a giggle. (That is a wig)

Sweden’s Political Correctness Insanity

It seems that Julian Assange is not the only victim of Swedish Government Political Correctness. When will people understand that just because something is bad (racism) doing the opposite is not necessarily good (Not allowing an opinion on cultural or religious practices of others.) Just because right -wing neo-con -liberals are assholes, it doesn’t mean that left-wing nut-jobs are not dickheads. It’s a bit like the Israel-Palestine conflict, if you are foolish enough to pick a side there, you haven’t understood the problem.

Let’s just blame white males instead. For everything. Because Hitler was a white male. Therefore….

Or , instead of letting yourself be sucked in emotionally like the Germans under Hitler, you could start to  think for yourself:  In the game of life,  the devil always finds a new disguise, and it’s not necessarily  what  you expect.

 

Here is an update from Pat Condell on the “Insane Asylum” formerly known as Sweden.

 

Admin addition:

This springs to mind:

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Standard left wing tactics: call racist at random

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If you think Islam is a race, is it you that is ignorant.

Because you wouldn’t want to be painted with the wrong brush would you?

spooner tweetjacked

 

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