Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Playing Grapes

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 The "Mother Plant" in Urunga in 2013

I took a cutting from a Grape Vine that grew in the lane behind the Library in Urunga NSW where we used to live.  I did this about four years ago.  It stayed in a pot for 3 years pretty well and then we planted it into the ground last year after we moved to our new home.

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It seems to  love it where it is and I am building a trellis for it to train on down the side of the car port.   There was so much growth it looked a little odd.  My friend Bruce Derkenne was so helpful when I posted an image of the vine and questioned to do this on social media.  He came straight back with the best information.  So easy really and common sense if I had thought longer about it.
I was keen to keep this conversation where I could refer to it again and to perhaps help others with the same task if they are new to this.
Bruce: Generally you nip all the side shoots off until the vine (terminal bud) is where you want it to go and then let the side shoots (auxiliary buds) sprout for cover and fruit. Each year cut back side shoots after fruiting has finished.

You can have as many terminal buds as you like depending on what area you want to cover or screen xo

Me: you are a god send. Thank you! How will I know which is which... there is a lot going on there?


Bruce: Go back to the start and track them and train them to where you want them to go. Any excess shoots just cut off from the point at which they shoot.

You can be pretty hard on grape vines so don't worry too much about pruning here or there. You do, you learn.

Me: Okkie dokie ... going to have a look now!
You are gold.

They be those ones at the front for example , am I correct?

There are side ones but those front ones are just going straight ahead not sideways.. is that what you mean Bruce, to take those off?

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When we first planted it into the ground last year at Deepwater NSW.  Planted with lots of love and hope.  It seems to have responded wonderfully, its flowering now and making tiny grapes.

Images @ Eminpee Fotography

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Medicine from Cannabis

Lets define the word 'Medicine'.

From Latin medicina "the healing art", medicine; a remedy. 

So what is a REMEDY then

From re-, intensive prefix (or perhaps literally, "again;" see re-), + mederi "to heal", from Late Latin remedialis "healing, curing," from Latin remedium.

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By Hank Schultz, 30-Sep-2016
A new line of dietary supplements from hemp bases its message on the full suite of phytocannabinoids in the products, as well as its aim not to push the edges of the regulatory envelope, its founder says.

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So, its pretty clear to the average bear that all of the above definitions talk about healing.  There is nothing in any of the definitions that even remotely say's medicine is something that can kill you,  (ie Chemotherapy, Anti Psychotics, Shock Therapy, SSRI's, Anti-Depressants) the list grows.

Back to the Cannabis / Medicine subject.  The government has been controlling this substance for more years than many of us care to remember now.  For far too long a basically harmless plant has been held back from human kind when our loved ones are ill and are in need of the medicine to survive the conditions of modern living.   This has occurred because of greed and the inability to control the use of the plant in order to make corporations huge profits!   We all know the pharmaceutical companies are not in the business of health.  There are no huge profit margins in healthy people who no longer wish to swallow the jaded therapies orchestrated to keep a certain percentage of the population under control via the use of seriously dangerous mind altering substances that can result in death.  This is done under the guise of "medicine".

Presently, the government want to control this plant for medicinal use and start fiddling around with this part and that part and blah blah blah.  This is a death knell on the empirical value of the plant and its extraordinary  healing capacities.  They are simply barking up the wrong tree doing this and once again wasting time when people could be well.

I have lost count how many times I have said in the defense of Cannabis that only the full spectrum plant extract or the use of the entire plant matter in ingestion will do the healing job effectively!  

The people pushing the fiddling agenda, mainly the under educated passionate do gooder's  pushing for extracts who are blind to the basic facts of medicinal plant use and how and what makes this MEDICINE are responsible for this mess!    It has to cease. These people are simply ignorant because they don't want the science, they are not nescient.  The information has been clearly outlined from countless corners.


Once again we see mankind looking to make a quick dollar and greedy corporations willing to forgo the true benefits by hurtling down the path of extracting and isolating the CBD's and ignoring what the THC compounds do simultaneously to cause healing to happen in the body.  They are willing to go this far all for profit.   An evil section of humanity would partake, motivated by the suffering of others and the ridiculous time wasting testing band wagon created by governments.
 

The Facts

We have an Endocannabinoid system very similar to our Endocrine system (hormones / switches) and we have Cannabinoid receptors in our bodies.  


Do you for some reason think this is just is in our body by accident?  No, you would not be that silly would you? This plant was used as a medicine for thousands of years up until the 1940's when the DuPont corporation cooked up a good story to sell the public inaccurate information demonizing the plant. This was a strategic business decision in order to make a fortune.  Common sense should tell you something is terribly wrong.

Children who suffer from endless seizures have been cured, soldiers plagued with PTSD have found solace and relief.  Cancers have been cured, eliminated and remitted.  One would have to ask what is wrong with that?

It is a sad indictment of our society to take this laying down and think it is alright.    I have  been concerned by what I have seen regarding this entire subject since 1975 when I first understood the prohibition that occurred in the USA and how successive governments were chided to follow the lead of the American fools.  I joined NORML and learned what I could from reputable sources.


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Today, I will say again and again.  Don't fiddle with the medicine. If it works, don't question why.  

You are blessed to have the courage to use Cannabis as medicine if you are new to this type of treatment.  I can imagine that fear would play a great part in not trying it.   When its life and death and this dilemma is faced on the daily, then fear plays an increasingly smaller factor when health is all someone wants to achieve. 
 

What ailments Cannabis has helped with already....

PTSD.. Shell Shock .. More precisely known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious ailment effecting a huge percentage of the population.  243 Australian soldiers have committed suicide after coming home from the Middle Eastern War with extreme cases of PTSD.  They take the meds, and a lot take their life. This is all the government offer for these people who risked their lives, supposedly for us all as a nation. 

We have another large slice of the population trying to cope with PTSD as a direct relation of being brought up by government and church institutions in care, suffering the endless abuse incurred just being a human being and being a helpless child. So many of these people commit suicide too.  Once again the 'Big Pharma' medicine the doctors prescribe is clearly not working. 

In my 57 years I have not seen a positive outcome with friends who have been good patients and taken their meds.  Many are now dead, took their own lives because they could no longer cope with the side effects layered on top of the trauma.


I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  I know this condition way too intimately.  I am aware I would not be the person I am today had I not done what I have had to do over the years and refuse their medications.   This is my life and my  body and my emotions and my pain.  Its not their body, it is mine.  People should be able to use a harmless plant that has so many benefits and not be penalized like a criminal for attempting to find peace and health.  None of that is sensible and all of it is psychotic.

On the use argument, people who don't find benefit  have the free will to cease using the plant with no adverse side effects if they so choose. This is unlike the Big Pharma Medications that can be lethal if you cease to medicate with these.  

Like all substances deemed medicines, not everything is a cure all for everyone. However, not being able to try is basically GENOCIDE on the part of the various lawmakers of the worlds different governments while ever they withhold this from the sick public and waste money making its use a crime.

People are waking up on the daily to the corruption that keeps a few people filthy rich.  Those that haven't woken up will have to catch up or be destined to shrivel via their own heart / brain decisions that  destroy the soul.  

Read more about the Full Spectrum use here https://www.energytherapy.biz/2016/09/01/rick-simpsons-cancer-busting-high-thc-cannabis-oil/

More of my Images @ Flickr


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Blaise Pascal 17th Century

Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist and religious philosopher.   He was born on June 19th in 1623, Clermont-Ferrand, France.   Pascal died of a malignant stomach tumor at his sister Gilberte's home in Paris on August 19th, 1662.

In the 1640s he invented the Pascaline, which was an early calculator.  He also worked to further  Evangelista Torricelli's theory of the cause of barometric variation.  

Blaise Pascal laid the foundations for the modern "Theory of Probabilities".  His religious notes were published posthumously and were known as the "Pensees".

As a young boy he was home schooled by his father and he was forbidden to study Geometry.  His father forbade him this because he harbored a fear that Blaise would not put effort into his other studies and his languages.  Blaise Pascal being a Gemini and having a most curious mind had decided to embark on this by his own volition and quickly adapted his own language to his learning having not had classical teaching.  His father allowed him to study Euclid after this.

Pascal also published a work "Les Provinciales" defending his Jansenist faith within the confines of the Roman Church.

 

JANSENISM 

 

Jansenism was a Catholic theological movement, primarily in France, that emphasized original sin, human depravity, the necessity of divine grace, and predestination. 
The movement originated from the posthumously published work of the Dutch theologian Cornelius Jansen, who died in 1638. 
It was first popularized by Jansen's friend Abbot Jean Duvergier de Hauranne, of Saint-Cyran-en-Brenne Abbey, and after Duvergier's death in 1643, was led by Antoine Arnauld. 
Through the 17th and into the 18th centuries, Jansenism was a distinct movement within the Catholic Church. 
The theological centre of the movement was the convent of Port-Royal Abbey, Paris, which was a haven for writers including Duvergier, Arnauld, Pierre Nicole, Jean Racine and of course Blaise Pascal.

Nicklaus Wirth invented a computer language and named it Pascal in honor of Blaise Pascal and his form of first computer (Pascaline calculator).

He influenced modern thinkers like Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.

Newton being a tyrannical figure who had great power and influence over the careers of young scientists and scholars with his position.  He was found to have been out done by one of his peers astronomer John Flamsteed who through the courts managed to stop Newtons heartless
  The weather term Pa is named after Pascal once again for his original efforts he put into

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Nothing to see here? The abuse and neglect of children in care is a century-old story in Australia

Katherine McFarlane, Charles Sturt University
 
Last night’s Four Corners program presented evidence of widespread abuse and neglect suffered by children in the out-of-home care system. Sadly, it was an all too familiar story. The Australian care system has been subject to criticism for over a century.
Children described bullying, harassment and sexual abuse inflicted by other children who share their homes. Children also described adult men preying on and sexually exploiting girls in “resi” or residential care.
There were allegations of 12-year-olds being left without adequate clothing, stable accommodation or sufficient food, abandoned by the agencies that were supposed to care for them. Private, for-profit agencies were accused of financial mismanagement and rorting of taxpayer funds.
Some of the most horrific allegations didn’t make it to air, but were reserved for the digital broadcast available online immediately after the program. This included recent revelations of an alleged rape in New South Wales by UnitingCare staffers who had been entrusted with the care of 13-year-old “Girl X”, who died from a drug overdose just weeks before she was due to give evidence against her alleged attackers.
The digital broadcast also included the sexual predation by adults of children in Victorian state care, revealed in a “searing condemnation” by Victorian Children’s Commissioner Bernie Geary. This is an issue that the South Australian Child Protection Systems Royal Commission has also exposed.

A familiar story

Depressingly, the Four Corners program did not reveal much that was new. My own research has identified equally devastating statistics of abuse and neglect of children in care. Almost a quarter of the children in my study had been abused while in care, in what were meant to be safe placements.
The abuse, which was confirmed by state authorities, took the form of physical beatings, violence and sexual assault. The younger the child, the more likely they were to have been hurt while in care. A third of children under 13 years of age had been abused and a quarter had attempted suicide.
It would be naive to assume that the child welfare system is always benevolent and focused on providing nurture, protection and support. It cannot be guaranteed that the type of placement or the level of care provided is always based on a child’s needs. But across Australia, outcomes for children in care are generally regarded as highly unsatisfactory.
The United Nations (UN) has called attention to the “widespread reports of inadequacies and abuse” in Australian care systems. The UN has complained of the inadequate screening, training, support and assessment of carers. It has also complained of the inappropriate placements of children, and the mental health issues that are “exacerbated by (or caused in) care”.
Children in care have worse life outcomes than their peers. Whether we’re measuring health, education, employment, stability, well-being, social inclusion, financial and emotional security or involvement in the criminal justice system, children in care perform badly, even when compared to children of roughly comparable backgrounds and problems.

A century-old problem

In the 1870s, a scathing assessment of the Australian care system by British child welfare reformers the Hill Sisters led to a royal commission into charities.
On average, there has been a major inquiry into aspects of the child welfare system every three years since then.
The abuse suffered by children in care is exposed regularly. Every time, it’s met with the same excuses and promises. The children are presented as damaged, rather than the systems that are failing them. Agencies hide behind their professed best intentions and talk about “difficult” children.
Governments spruik their support for “salt of the earth carers” and the “saints” of child welfare. These governments are afraid that if they probe too deeply into the failings of the system and agencies, they will be left holding the baby. The focus shifts from the care agencies’ failure to protect vulnerable children, to airing agencies’ calls for additional funding and even earlier intervention.
The UK House of Commons has said that:
many of the things we wish would happen in the care system would follow naturally if the system and those who work within it were minded, and enabled, to act more like parents.

The failure of government

Government interventions to enforce this have proved spectacularly unsuccessful. The mountain of memorandums of understanding, guidelines, compacts, heads of agreement, committees, regulations, legislation, independent inquiries and reports established over the past 20 years in New South Wales alone have failed to improve things for children in care. Measures designed to protect children have not overcome the system’s inadequacies nor even begun to address the often questionable motivation and practices of the various players in the child welfare sector.
Government failure to hold the bureaucracy and its non-government sector partners accountable for poor decisions, inadequate oversight and accountability and the inefficient use of resources that erode the effective operations of the out of home care system is an indictment on us all.
These failures have allowed the problem of abuse and neglect in care to seem insurmountable, regardless of the devastation caused to the children concerned. There have been repeated professions of political goodwill and the commitment of countless millions of dollars across child welfare, juvenile justice, homelessness, education and health services. Despite this, we have failed to stop kids being abused by the very people we have trusted to care for them.
That the matters reported last night on Four Corners are occurring at the very time we have a Royal Commission watching the system shows the practitioners and agencies responsible for the neglect and abuse of children in their care have little to fear.
The Conversation

Katherine McFarlane, Senior Lecturer in Justice Studies, Charles Sturt University
This article was originally published on The Conversation.

Read the original article.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Tu'ulenana Iuli at Standing Rock.

This is my friend Tu from Bellingen NSW Australia and he is at Standing Rock in Nth Dakota right now.  He is renowned for doing his famous Haka and I am so proud he is dancing here at Standing Rock.
The North Dakota Pipeline is a black poisonous snake.


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Tu standing up against the closure of Aboriginal Communities
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My favorite image of Tu with Uncle T** at a rally against Csg Mining in Bellingen NSW Australia. I am feeling a sense of strength from knowing that someone I know and love is standing up against this filthy pipeline and the filthy politics playing into this.  It effects us all.  Thank you Tu'ulenana Iuli

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tjukurpa and Wapar around the Rock


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I loved the grasses surrounding the area..

My love of this place is ongoing. It grows still day by day and the lessons I learned there will stay with me for an eternity.  I finally journeyed there in 2012 with my friend Suzy and her Uncle who was the Gumbayngirri elder, Uncle Tom.  Uncle Thomas Kelly was 88 when we went and he has now passed.

The exact time to go here was set down at the creation and we just answered the call.  I recall sitting with Aunty Alison Hunt and listening to her explain Tjukurpa to me for the first time and how Tjukurpa was everything, in everything and it was everything.  I remember the instant correlations to Ancient Hermetic / Natural Law.  It is immutable and governs all and is not man made etc and I understood totally what she meant. 
 

Not a day goes past that I don't allow my mind to wander back along those red paths we walked on ancient ground where we heard the voices of the old people welcoming us and letting us  know they knew we were there and why.   

The following article is informative from a base knowledge on what Tjukurpa is and if you are intending to go to Uluru you should on all accounts familiarize yourself with this out of due respect for the Anangu people and what they have known intimately for thousands and thousands of years.

Tjukurpa is the foundation of Anangu life.

(There is not a single word in English that conveys the complex meaning of Tjukurpa. This is why at Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park we use the Pitjantjatjara word. The Traditional Owners who speak Yankunytjatjara use the word Wapar to mean the same complex body of Law and beliefs).

What is Tjukurpa/Wapar?

The term, Tjukurpa/Wapar, includes many complex but complementary concepts.
Tjukurpa/Wapar encompasses:
  • Anangu religion, law and moral systems;
  • the past, the present and the future.
  • the creation period when ancestral beings, Tjukaritja/Waparitja, created the world as it is now;
  • the relationship between people, plants, animals and the physical features of the land; and
  • the knowledge of how these relationships came to be, what they mean and how they must be maintained in daily life and in ceremony.

Tjukurpa/Wapar Versus Dreamtime/Dreaming

'Dreamtime' or 'Dreaming' is often used to describe the way Anangu see their origins. This translation, originally made by non-Aboriginal people, suggests the beliefs are unreal and changeable. Tjukurpa/Wapar is no dream, and there is no such word as 'Dreamtime' in Anangu language.
Anangu are pleased that this interaction between themselves and the land has now been recognized as being of World Heritage value.

The Creation Period

The world was once a featureless place. None of the places we know existed until creator beings, in the forms of people, plants and animals, traveled widely across the land. Then, in a process of creation and destruction, they formed the landscape as we know it today. Anangu land is still inhabited by the spirits of dozens of these ancestral creator beings which are referred to as Tjukuritja or Waparitja.

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Mala, or rufous hare-wallaby

The journeys and activities of the creator beings are recorded in the landscape. Sites where significant events in their story took place are linked by what we call, iwara (paths or tracks). Some of the sites are so very significant that they are known as 'sacred sites'. Today our people still know where these sites and these iwara are and where they go although there is no physical road. Our grandmothers and grandfathers teach us this.
The iwara (tracks) link places that are sometimes hundreds of kilometres outside the Park and beyond Yankunytjatjara/ Pitjantjatjara country. So they are significant to other groups of indigenous people too.
For example, the Mala Tjukurpa involves three groups of Mala (rufous hare-wallaby) people who travel from the north to reach Uluru. Two groups then flee south and south-east to sites in South Australia. Kuniya Tjukurpa tells of the travels of the Kuniya (Woma Python) from hundreds of kilometres east of Uluru.
Many other Tjukurpa such as Kalaya (Emu), Liru (poisonous snake), Lungkata (blue tongue lizard), Luunpa (kingfisher) and Tjintir-tjintirpa (willie wagtail) travel through the Park. Other Tjukurpa affect only one specific area. Many exploits of Tjukurpa involve ancestral beings going underground.

Woma Python

Kuniya, the woma python, lived in the rocks at Uluru where she fought the Liru, the poisonous snake
Kuniya, the woma python, lived in the rocks at Uluru where she fought the Liru, the poisonous snake.
Anangu landscapes are therefore full of meaning. They represent creation stories and associated knowledge of Law, relationships, plants, and animals represented in the shapes and features of the land. This knowledge has been passed down between the generations from grandparents to grandchildren. With the knowledge comes responsibilities and obligations to care for the land and each other in the proper way.
When Anangu travel across the land they do so with the knowledge of the exploits of the ancestral beings. Their knowledge of the land, and the behaviour and distribution of plants and animals is based on their knowledge of Tjukurpa. The elder people recount, maintain and pass on this knowledge through stories, behaviour, rituals, ceremonies, songs, dances and art.
Tjukurpa is the basis of all Anangu knowledge. The deeper meanings of Tjukurpa, known to the old and most senior people, are the keys that underpin everything in Anangu life - knowledge, attitudes, relationships, economics, spirituality, physical and emotional wellbeing. Tjukurpa connects everything in life. Therefore changes to any part of the land or the relationships have ramifications for other things.
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Anangu Moral Belief System

Tjukurpa provides Anangu with a whole way of life. It includes rules, obligations, responsibilities and guidelines for relationships. Tjukurpa is the key that underpins Anangu attitudes and guides people's spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, moral and economic behaviour. It guides daily life through a series of symbolic stories and metaphors. The stories are not simple stories, but represent technically complex explanations of the origins and structure of the universe, and the place and behaviour of all elements within it. Ancestors provide the example of how to behave.
Understanding of such stories increases throughout their lives. For a child, a story may be a moral tale about greed, while for an adult it may provide complex explanations of ethical behaviour.

Law

Tjukurpa establishes the rules Anangu use to govern society and manage their land. It dictates correct procedures for dealing with problems, and penalties for breaking the Law. The proper way of doing things is the way things are done in Tjukurpa.

Since the coming of non-Aboriginal people Anangu have had to modify some of the penalties under traditional Law. Anangu have also adapted non-Aboriginal law to help enforce Tjukurpa. Sacred sites are protected under Commonwealth and Northern Territory legislation and hunting and foraging rights are protected under the legislation and lease agreement with the Director of National Parks.

The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Plan of Management protects Tjukurpa by using it as a guide for making management and policy decisions.


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Children preparing to learn the Kuniya inma

Passing on Tjukurpa

Tjukurpa is not written down, but is an oral culture. It is a cultural obligation to pass on this knowledge to the right people. Ceremonies play an important role in the passing on of knowledge. Specific people or groups in a kinship system have responsibility to maintain different sections of Tjukurpa. This knowledge is carefully passed on to people who have inherited the right to that knowledge through, for example, their birthplace, or earned the right, for example, by progressive attendance at ceremonies.
There are many interrelated devices for remembering Tjukurpa, such as specific verses of inma (songs), site-related stories, ritual dances or art. The iwara (ancestral paths) are recalled in long sequential lists of sites, sometimes including sites beyond country which has been visited, and including sites belonging to other people.
Tjukurpa is also recorded in various designs and paintings, such as the 'dot' paintings of the Western Desert. These designs are often sacred, and use and creation is restricted to specific groups or individuals.
Some sounds are associated with particular Tjukurpa. The sound of the bullroarer, for example, is associated with secret men's ceremonies. It is for this reason that Anangu don't want bull roarer-like objects sold to tourists in the local area.
Tjukurpa is extremely important to Anangu. They can share some information with non-Aboriginal people, but the secret, sacred information must be protected and remain only with senior Anangu.

Tjukurpa in Park Management

Tjukurpa is the foundation of the Joint Management arrangement at Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park

Tjukurpa and Park Visitors

While Anangu welcome visitors to the Park, they ask that you respect the importance of the place. For Anangu an essential part of 'keeping the Law straight' involves ensuring that knowledge is not imparted to the wrong people and that access to significant or sacred sites is not gained by the wrong people, whether wrong means men or women, Piranpa (non-Aboriginal) visitors or certain other Anangu. It is as appropriate for Anangu to care for these places as it is for non-Aboriginal religions to care for their churches, sacred precincts and relics. Even inadvertent access to some sites may be sacrilegious.
At Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park some areas are fenced off and sometimes photography is restricted to ensure visitors do not inadvertently contravene Tjukurpa restrictions. No Photography Signs
Within the bounds of appropriate access, Anangu want visitors to understand how they interpret this landscape through Tjukurpa/Wapar, and believe it will enhance their experience.
Anangu explanations of the Park's landscape form the core of interpretive materials prepared for visitors. These include brochures and signs and the interpretive display at the Cultural Centre.

Reproduced by permission of  © Commonwealth of Australia

Anangu Languages

Anangu is the term that Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara Aboriginal people from the Western Desert region of Australia use to refer to themselves.
In the past the word Anangu had a more specific usage, being used to refer to a person or people as opposed to other non-human forms of life. Over the years, since contact with Europeans, it has come into common use in the region as a term referring to Aboriginal people, as opposed to non-Aboriginal people, as well as Aboriginal people who come from other parts of Australia.
Many Mutitjulu Anangu speak Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara. Ngaanyatjarra and Luritja are also spoken in this region. These are all dialects of what linguists term the Western Desert Language, Aboriginal Australia's largest language group. Western Desert dialects are sometimes grouped together and conveniently, though inaccurately, labelled Pitjantjatjara. Anangu who speak Western Desert dialects can be found from Halls Creek and Balgo in the north of Western Australia through to Oodnadatta and Yalata in South Australia.

Approximate Distribution of Languages and Dialects Associated with Uluru
Map of indigenous languages within Central Australia
The many different Aboriginal languages and dialects throughout Australia are evidence of the cultural diversity of Aboriginal peoples. Around 250 languages have been recorded and these languages are spoken by more than 500 named language groups.

Pitjantjatjara word definitions

Generally Pitjantjatjara words are used throughout the Park, however significant numbers of people in the Mutitjulu community speak Yankunytjatjara. Here are some words you might encounter:
Yankunytjatjara Pitjantjatjara English
tjakipiri kalaya emu
kuniya kuniya woma python
kurkapi kurkara desert oak
wami liru poisonous snake
kalamita, langka lungkata blue tongue lizard
ruulpa luunpa kingfisher
mala mala rufous hare wallaby
malu malu red kangaroo
ngura ngura home
piyanpa piranpa white person, non-Aboriginal
waparitja tjukuritja ancestral beings of the creation period
wapar tjukurpa Law, referring to the creation period
kanku wiltja house, shelter
kurku wanari mulga tree
mungawayuru wayuta brush tail possum

Reproduced by permission of  © Commonwealth of Australia

Images @ Eminpee Fotography

Saturday, October 22, 2016

NGR ... Gods! Perceptions have been changed purposely ...


Egyptian

THE ORIGINAL MEANING OF THE "N" WORD HAD A CONNOTATION CONNECTED TO THE GODS

The word "nig..." used to be the most revered and sacred word in the universe. It was the "devine epithet," and the people who began using the mother of all words that originated from this word which was sullied by the British, were the ancient Egyptians or better, the Khemites, who called their land, "Khemet" or "The Black Land," and also used the name, "Ta-merri" or "The Beloved Land."

THE WORD "N-G-R" MEANS "GOD" IN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN
The father of the "n" word was the word used by the ancient Egyptians for "God." That word was "N-g-r" and as one can see, there are no vowels in this word. In the ancient African and even the present African languages (the Afro-Asiatic linguistic family) vowels such as "a,e,i,o,u" are not found in many translations, particularly of ancient Hebrew and Egyptian languages.

In the translation of ancient Egyptian and Hebrew (which is heavily influenced by Egyptian), one will not always find vowels, therefore, very few people will realize that the word for God, which is "N-g-r" pronounced "en-ger" was the Egyptian word for God. In fact, the Egyptian word for "nature," is also the word used for God. That word is "ntyr," (pronounced net-jer." Now prounce the word "nigg.." and the word "net-jer," and one sees the clear connection.

MANY AFRICAN WORDS DENOTING PEOPLE OR IMPORTANT PEOPLE STARTS WITH "N"
In many African languages particularly the Niger-Congo language family. Words that connects with people, Gods, and groups begin with "n" and that word is always the first word. For instance, the word "Nkosi" in Xhosa is "God." The word "Ndaba," in another South African language is "counsil" (or gathering of elders). Many common names also begin with "N".

WORDS OF AFRICAN ORIGINS THAT CAME FROM THE ORIGINAL WORD, "N-G-R" (PROUNOUNCED EN-JER)
N-g-r (Egyptian;pronounced en-jer) = God
N-t-y-r (Egypt; pronounced net-ger) = God, Devine
Negash (Ethiopia; ne-gash) = King
Negus (Ethiopia; ne-goos) = Emperor
Nkosi (Xhosa; en-kosi) = God
Ndaba (Zulu; en-daba) = Counsil/Officials,
Naga (East Indian, Nubian = People
Nugarmarta (West African = People (See the writings of Ibn Buttata's journey to West Africa)

HOW THE N BECAME CORRUPTED
The Romans are probably the first Europeans to misrepresent the word for God, which was "N-g-r"
About the early part of the First Century, Romans tried to invade Ethiopia. (see BLACK HISTORY CHART http://community.webtv.net/nubianem/blackworldnubianempire or go to http://community.webtv.net/paulnubiaempire for a list of Nubian Pharaohs and Queens.

The Romans who were speakers of Latin always knew of Blacks, there were Blacks in Rome, Italy had an ancient Black presence long before the Latins migrated from Central Asia and North Eastern Europe during the 'Aryan' migrations. In fact, the Latin ethnic groups is still in existance in the northern part of Italy even today. This part of Italy still grips about Hannibal's invasion which happened about two thousand two hundred years ago!!!!

The Romans had a name for Blacks, it was "Niger" and it meant Black or people of African origins. Thus, Septimus Niger would have meant, Septimus the Negro. Yet, how did the Romans connect the word "Niger" to Black.

In ancient times, Blacks were worshipped as Gods. The Gods of Greece came from Egypt. The worship of the Black Madonna is connected with the worship of Isis, the Egyptian Goddes. Moreover, Blacks in Egypt called their Pharaohs "En-ger" or "N-g-r" he was literally referred to as "THE GOD."

It is very possible that when the Romans tried to invade Nubia, they asked for the name of the God and the term "N-g-r" was probably used in place of "leader" or "king". In Angola, the same also happened during the 1600's when the word "N-gola" which means "King" (notice the "N" and the "g" in this word as well), came to be "Angola,' the name of a kingdom in south western Africa.
(Read more on Nubian, Egyptian, West African and ancient American trade and commercial connections in ancient times; see the book, "Susu Economics: The History of Pan-African Trade, Commerce, Money and Wealth," published by 1stBooks Library, www.1stbooks.com also see www.barnesandnoble.com

WHERE DID THE ROMANS FIRST HEAR THE ORIGINAL MEANING OF THE "N" WORD.
A Roman general invading Nubia from Egypt would probably have used the Egyptian term for Pharaoh, which was "N-g-r" (God). This term then was used to refer to all Blacks and as time went by, the word N-g-r became Niger. In Fact, the Romans also classified their Emperors as "Gods," to follow the Egyptian style. Moreover, as the History Channel poointed out, "Rome was a collection of villages before the Egyptians built it up."(paraphrased).
The word "em-peror" sounds very close to the word "en-jer." That is not a coincidental connection.

THE WORD "N-G-R" (EN-JER) AFTER IT WAS CORRUPTED BY THE EUROPEANS
Niger = (Latin or Black/African pronounced "ni-ger.")
Nero = Italian for Black
Negre = French for Black
Negro = Spanish for Black

The English called Blacks "Moore" or "Black-a-Moore" before they began using the word
"Negro" to refer to Blacks. FROM THAT WORD CAME THE RACIAL EPITHET, "NIGG.."

In like manner, the racist term for Japanese the mutilation of the word to shorten it into an epithet. Furthermore, the original name for Japan is the Chinese "Ni-Han." Now here is another great mystery that people who study the Niger-Congo linguistic family would quickly notice. EVEN THE WORD "Ni" in the Chinese "Ni-Han," has and ancient African connection. In fact, as Clyde Walters points out, The Chinese language is directly related to the Niger-Congo language which has its roots in the Cameroon region of Africa. In fact, there are thousands of African words from Cameroon to Kenya that have both prefixes and suffixes that are identical to both Chinese and Japanese languages (see also African Presence in Early Asia, by Ivan Van Sertima; Transaction Publishers)

In the Case of "Ni-Han" which may mean "rising sun," there is also a sacred meaning that is found in the word "n-ger," or "ne-gro." Yet, the racist terms "nip," and "nigg..." or "jap," used by racists were and are being used without any understanding of their original meanings. Only hatred and envy comes out of the mouths of those who use racial epithets in their attempt to insult and denegrade others. However, it is up to us to study our history and make these racist words impotent, while at the same time, understanding their original meaning.

Connection with the prefix "ni" with sacred and life:
Ni'le = The Nile River, Life to the Egyptians
Ni-ger = River in West Africa
Niger = Nation in West Africa
Nigeria = Nation in West Africa
Nago = Racist term used by some SE Asians to refer to Black Melanesians of Africoid origins
Nago-Mina = African nationality in Nigeria
Naghual = Aztec word for Shaman or priest. The first Olmec Shamans in Mexico came from Nigeria and elsewhere in West Africa (see Black Civilizations of America http://community.webtv.net/paulnubiaempire

THE ORIGINS OF THE TERM "HUN."
The racist term for whites also comes from a word that struck fear in the hearts of whites during the ancint times. That word is "Hun." The Huns were Mongol barbarians from Mongolia who tried to invade China and finally succeeded. THye invaded Eurasia from Russia all the way to Germany and mixed in with the Caucasians. Hence, the British began calling Germans the term "Hun."
The countries of Hungary, East Germany, northern Italy, Russia, Poland and much of Eastern Europe is mixed with the Mongol invaders. There were Mongol invaders in Turkey, Afghanistan, India, and many nations.

THE MONGOLS WERE DEFEATED BY NUBIANS AND MAMELUKES
When the Huns tried to invade Egypt (sometime in the 1100's), they were met by a strong force of Nubians and Mamelukes (white slaves from slavic, Turkics from Bosnia, Serbia, Albania, Turkey and such nations), who were soldiers for the Egyptian rulers. The Mongols were defeated and that was the end of the Mongol Empire. Moreover, they were thinly spread over Eurasia. They also met a crack cavalry of Nubian horsemen and archers, who had a tradition of archery that extends way back to ancient Egyptian times.
When one studies the history of the Huns in Europe, it is one of the most horrible genocides that existed (the genocide against Black Sudras and Black Australoids in India is another great genocide; see "Sudrology, http://dalitstan.org )
The huns ravaged Europe and are said to spread the blacck plague by shooting plague infested rats in the walled towns of the Europeans to infest them.

WE MUST STUDY OUR HISTORY IN ORDER TO DEVELOP OUR CONSCIOUSNESS AND MAKE PEOPLE'S RACIST REMARKS IMPOTENT
We must study our history. It is by knowing who we are that racist remarks and racial epithets will become impotent. Every time one uses the word "nigg..." to refer to a Black person, they are actually calling that person "God." When we Blacks say that our Afro's and locks are "natural," we don't realize the significance of the word or the true meaning. But something in our consciousness simply cannot be destroyed. To say we are going "natural," means we are going back to being "gods," because the word "natural," comes from the original Egyptian word, "n-t-y-r" which means "God." The ancient Egyptians used a similar word to call their Pharoahs. That word was "N-g-r." The word "Pharaoh," was never used to refer to any Egyptian King. Pharaoh came from the word "Per-o" which was the term for the Great Temple, where the King lived.

P. Barton is author of Susu Economics: The History of Pan-African Trade, Commerce, Money and Wealth," pub. by 1stBooks Library, www.1stbooks.com
A History of the African-Olmecs: pub by 1stBooks Library www.1stbooks.com
Susu and Susunomics: pub by www.iuniverse.com
P. Barton (P. Nubiyang)
http://community.webtv.net/paulnubiaempireNubianem3@webtv.net

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Elohim

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In the Mysteries the seven Logi, or Creative Lords, are shown as streams of force issuing from the mouth of the Eternal One. This signifies the spectrum being extracted from the white light of the Supreme Deity.
The seven Creators, or Fabricators, of the inferior spheres were called by the Jews, the Elohim. By the Egyptians they were referred to as the Builders (sometimes as the Governors) and are depicted with great knives in their hands with which they carved the universe from its primordial substance.
Worship of the planets is based upon their acceptation as the cosmic embodiment's of the seven creative attributes of God. The Lords of the planets were described as dwelling within the body of the sun, for the true nature of the sun, being analogous to the white light, contains the seeds of all the tone and color potentiates which it manifests.


Manly P Hall
Source: / <cite>The Secret Teachings of all Ages</cite>
 Who were the Priest class?

Prior to the Renaissance times, the wisdom schools were all across the known lands of the then world and they were apolitical.   The skills of farming and agriculture and the skills of working with fire and metal (metallurgy) were composites of many skills and these seemingly arose hand in hand with the Priest Class. 
Priests, Druids, Medicine men, Shamans and Kadiacha were in fact the first scientists.  These very special people who were especially chosen were the first metallurgists, and commenced the trade of smelting and blacksmithing (alchemy). 

They were also the first philosophers.  Healing and the arts were universally tied together.  These Priest class of people were very special and in no way resemble the preachers, ministers or pastors of the types we see today behind the pulpit.  The original priest class were scientists, artisans and spiritual entertainers.  They were well versed in Natural Law.

On the word Elohim there is so much conjecture around that it is difficult to know who  is actually being reasonable here.
In a view common among both secular scholars and polytheists, the word's plurality is seen as reflective of an early Judaic polytheism. Originally meaning "the gods", or the "sons of El," the supreme being, the word may have been singularized by later monotheist priests who sought to replace worship of the many gods with their own patron god YHWH alone. ABARAM PUBLICATIONS

Yahweh

The Tetragrammaton (Greek meaning word with four letters) is the usual reference to the Hebrew name for God, which is transliterated from the Hebrew as YHWH -- four consonants with no vowels; it is the distinctive personal name of the God of Israel. The popular vocalized form of YHWH is Yahweh.

Of all the names of God, the one which occurs most frequently is the Tetragrammaton. The Biblia Hebraica texts each contain the Tetragrammaton (YHWH) 6,828 times.

In Judaism, the Tetragrammaton is the ineffable name of God, and is not read aloud. In the reading aloud of the scripture or in prayer, it is replaced with Adonai (Lord). Other written forms such as ד׳ or ה׳ are read as Hashem (the Name), for the same reason.


One theory regarding the disuse of the Tetragrammaton is that the Jewish taboo on its pronunciation was so strong that the original pronunciation may have been lost somewhere in the first millennium.

Since then, many scholars (particularly Christians) have sought to reconstruct its original pronunciation.
For example, circa 1518 Christian theologians introduced the pronunciation Yehovah based on the written form with the vowel pointing for Adonai. This is generally held to be implausible but gave rise to alternate vocalizations such as Jahovah and Jehovah.
The theory regarding the disuse of the Tetragrammaton (YHWH) is the result of an interpretation of the Third of the Ten Commandments. The Jewish people stopped saying the Name by the 3rd century out of fear of violating the commandment "You shall not take the name of YHWH your God in vain" (Exodus 20:7).

It is possible that the practice was in effect prior to early Christian times as Jesus prayed to the Father " I have made your name known" (John 17:26).

Tetragrammaton Meaning

According to one Jewish tradition, the Tetragrammaton is related to the causative form, the imperfect state, of the Hebrew verb הוה (ha·wah, “to be, to become”), meaning “He will cause to become” (usually understood as “He causes to become”).


Another tradition regards the name as coming from three different verb forms sharing the same root YWH, the words HYH haya (היה): “He was”; HWH howê (הוה): “He is”; and YHYH yihiyê (יהיה): “He will be”. This would therefore show that God is timeless and self-existent.

Other interpretations include the name as meaning “I am the One Who Is.” This can be seen in the O. T. biblical account of the “burning bush” commanding Moses to tell the sons of Israel that “I AM (אהיה) has sent you,” (Exodus 3:13–14).

Some suggest, “I AM the One I AM” [אהיה אשר אהיה]. This may also fit the interpretation as “He Causes to Become.”   Source: http://www.theopedia.com/yahweh
  • The noun עין ('ayin), meaning eye, produces the verb עין ('in), meaning to eye
    (1 Samuel 18:9).
  • The identical noun עין ('ayin), now meaning spring or fountain, produces the noun מעין (ma'yan), also meaning spring.  Source : ABARAM PUBLICATIONS
The name Mary and Miriam come from the Hebrew word Mayam which means water or even virgin water.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Malware & Other Threats


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Internet Security FAQ

PCs, Mac computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets are all subject to an ever growing variety of malicious software programs and other security threats. As a first step towards securing your  devices and protecting yourself online, it’s worth ensuring you have a good understanding of the major categories of malware and other threats.

COMPUTER LANGUAGE.. 

 What is Malware?

The name malware is short for ‘malicious software’. Malware includes any software program that has been created to perform an unauthorized – and often harmful – action on a user’s device. Examples of malware include:
  • Computer viruses
  • Word and Excel macro viruses
  • Boot sector viruses
  • Script viruses – including batch, Windows shell, Java, and others
  • Keyloggers
  • Password stealers
  • Backdoor Trojan viruses
  • Other Trojan viruses
  • Crimeware
  • Spyware
  • Adware… and many other types of malicious software programs
For more information about Malware, see the following articles – ‘Who Creates Malware?’ and ‘Malware Classifications’.

What is the difference between a computer virus and a worm?

  • Computer virus
    This is a type of malicious program that can replicate itself – so that it can spread from file to file on a computer, and can also spread from one computer to another.  Computer viruses are often programmed to perform damaging actions – such as corrupting or deleting data.  The longer a virus remains undetected on your machine, the greater the number of infected files that may be on your computer.
  • Worms
    Worms are generally considered to be a subset of computer viruses – but with some specific differences:
    • A worm is a computer program that replicates, but does not infect other files.
    • The worm will install itself once on a computer – and then look for a way to spread to other computers.
    • Whereas a virus is a set of code that adds itself to existing files, a worm exists as a separate, standalone file.
For more information about computer viruses and worms, see the following article – ‘What is a Computer Virus or a Computer Worm ?’

What is a Trojan virus?

A Trojan is effectively a program that pretends to be legitimate software – but, when launched,
it will perform a harmful action. Unlike computer viruses and worms,  Trojans cannot spread by themselves. Typically, Trojans are installed secretly and they deliver their malicious payload without the user’s knowledge.


Cybercriminals use many different types of Trojans – and each has been designed to perform a specific malicious function. The most common are:
  • Backdoor Trojans (these often include a keylogger)
  • Trojan Spies
  • Password stealing Trojans
  • Trojan Proxies – that convert your computer into a spam distribution machine
For more information about Trojans, see the following article – ‘What is a Trojan?’

Why are Trojan viruses called Trojans?

In Greek mythology – during the Trojan war – the Greeks used subterfuge to enter the city of
Troy. The Greeks constructed a massive wooden horse – and, unaware that the horse contained Greek soldiers, the Trojans pulled the horse into
the city. At night, the Greek soldiers escaped from the horse and openedthe city gates – for the Greek army to enter Troy.

Today, Trojan viruses use subterfuge to enter unsuspecting users’ computers and devices.
For more information about Trojans, see the following article – ‘What is a Trojan?’

What is a Keylogger?

A keylogger is a program that can record what you type on your computer keyboard. Criminals use
keyloggers to obtain confidential data – such as login details, passwords, credit card numbers, PINs, and other items. Backdoor Trojans typically include an integrated keylogger.

What is Phishing?

Phishing is a very specific type of cybercrime that is designed to trick you into disclosing valuable information – such as details about your bank account or credit cards. Often, cybercriminals will create a fake website that looks just like a legitimate site – such as a bank’s official website. The cybercriminal will try to trick you into visiting their fake site – typically by sending you an email that contains a hyperlink to the fake site. When you visit the fake website, it will generally ask you to type in confidential data – such as your login, password, or PIN.

For more information about Phishing, see the following page – ‘Spam and Phishing’.

What is Spyware?

Spyware is software that is designed to collect your data and send it to a third party – without your knowledge or consent. Spyware programs will often:
  • Monitor the keys you press on your keyboard – using a keylogger
  • Collect confidential information – such as your passwords, credit card numbers, PIN numbers, and more
  • Gather – or ‘harvest’ – email addresses from your computer
  • Track your Internet browsing habits
In addition to the potential damage that can be caused if criminals have access to this type of information, spyware also has a negative effect on your computer’s performance.

What is a ‘Drive-by Download’?

In a drive-by download, your computer becomes infected just because you visit a website that happens to contain malicious code.

Cybercriminals search the Internet – looking for vulnerable web servers that can be hacked. When a vulnerable server is found, the cybercriminals can inject their malicious code onto the server’s web
pages. If your computer’s operating system – or one of the applications running on your computer – has an unpatched vulnerability, a malicious program will be automatically downloaded onto your computer when you visit the infected web page.

What is a Rootkit?

Rootkits are programs that hackers use in order to evade detection while trying to gain unauthorized access to a computer. Rootkits have been used increasingly as a form of stealth to hide Trojan virus activity. When installed on a computer, rootkits are invisible to the user and also take steps to avoid being detected by security software.

The fact that many people log into their computers with administrator rights – rather than creating a separate account with restricted access – makes it easier for cybercriminals to install a rootkit.

What is ADWARE?

Adware programs either launch advertisements – such as pop-up banners – on your computer or
they can redirect search results to promotional websites.

  • Adware is often built into freeware or shareware programs.  If you
    download a freeware / shareware program, adware may be installed on your
    system without your knowledge or consent.
  • Sometimes a Trojan virus will secretly download an adware program from a website and install it on your computer.
If your web browser doesn’t have the latest updates, it may contain vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers’ tools – or Browser Hijackers – that can download adware onto your computer. Browser Hijackers can change browser settings, redirect incorrectly typed or incomplete URLs to a specific site, or change your default homepage.  They may also redirect Internet searches to pay-to-view and pornographic websites.

For more information about Adware, see the following article – ‘Adware, Pornware, and Riskware’.

What is a Botnet?

A botnet is a network of computers controlled by cybercriminals using a Trojan virus or other malicious program.

For more information about botnets, see the following article – ‘What is a Botnet?’.

What is a DoS attack?

Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks are designed to hinder or stop the normal functioning of a website, server, or other network resource. Hackers can achieve this in several different ways – such as sending a server many more requests than the server is able to cope with. This will make the server run slowly – so that web pages will take much longer to open – and can make the server crash completely, so that all websites on the server are unavailable.

What is a DDoS attack?

A Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack is similar to a DoS.  However, a DDoS attack is conducted using multiple machines. Usually, for a DDoS attack, the hacker will use one security compromised computer as the ‘master’ machine that co-ordinates the attack by other ‘zombie machines’. Typically, the cybercriminal will compromise the security on the master and all of the zombie machines, by exploiting a vulnerability in an application on each computer – to install a Trojan or other piece of malicious code.

For more information about DDoS attacks, see the following article – ‘Distributed Network Attacks / DDoS’.

I have used Kaspersky security on my computers for over fifteen years.  I find Kaspersky to be the best there is out there.  Its well worth checking it out next time you need good security.  MEP
Images @ Eminpee Fotography

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Carnival .... now where did this word originate?

Sao Paulo Street Carnival
Image Source: Mauricio Santana

So it seems rather inane, but according to some we might be wrong with this.  Carnival is something we equate to fun and pretty lights and people celebrating but this word seems to have a very dark past. 

Nimrod who was known also as Baal brought in a demented idea of human sacrifice and cannibalism to the ritual practices.
“The priests of Nimrod or Baal were necessarily required to eat of the human sacrifices; and thus it has come to pass that ‘Cahna-Bal’ (cahna meaning priest & Bal referring to Baal) is the established word (cannibal) in our own tongue for a devourer of human flesh.” - Alexander Hislop
Hence this innocent sounding word 'Carnival' also relates to the same dastardly history. Cannibalism derives from Caníbales, the Spanish name for the Caribs, a West Indies tribe that formerly practiced cannibalism. 

The Korowai tribe located in the south-eastern area of Indonesian West Papua is reported to be one of the last known tribes of the world who take part in ritual cannibalism. A local cannibal cult killed and ate victims as late as 2012.  

So after reading the histories of several cultures who engaged in this practice - it is clear to me that the Japanese who ate prisoners during the war was a terribly low point in humanity. 

So is Carnival and Cannibal distantly related?  Probably, because festivals were originally times of offerings to the Gods for good favor for the year ahead or for giving thanks.   Today's festivals both secular and religious all stem from these original practices.


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Saltwater - Freshwater Festival, Coffs Harbour NSW
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Monday, October 03, 2016

Environmentalist’s brother wants to locate a 'highway service centre, 200 room hotel and a residential subdivision' in this area

Monday, 3 October 2016

Historic Bulahdelah Mountain (long-term nickname: the Alum Mountain, traditional name:
Boolah Dillah, the Great Rock), which previously attracted 7,000 (seven thousand) plus visitors per year (ref. Forestry Commission), has had much of its western mid-slopes blasted and excavated for the corruptly processed, fraudulently named, Bulahdelah Bypass – route Option E.

Extreme water runoff has severely eroded the road to the mountain's upper regions. They are now closed to vehicular access. Landslides have occurred at about 180 metres above sea level in the historic mining quarry adjacent to what was once an accessible and much used car park.

The northern area of the township has been massively scarred by the Option E northern interchange, so gargantuan a monstrosity that its size was questioned by the usually unquestioning Department of Planning.
(Ref. Bulahdelah EIS Submissions Report.) 

The community has been permanently disunified due to lack of transparency on the part of Roads & Maritime Services (RMS, the renamed Roads & Traffic Authority, RTA), with (but not limited to) attempted murders and other violent assaults having been incited and perpetrated by supporters of the (then) RTA’s intended destruction. 

Now, Peter Kampfner, brother of renowned environmentalist John Seed, intends to destroy more of the Bulahdelah – Boolah Dillah – area with a 'highway service centre, 200 room hotel and a residential subdivision'.






Image from LJ Hooker’s “Mortgagee Sale” listing.prior to purchase by Peter Kampfner/Hamptons Property Services. Image accessed at: https://bulahdelahnsw.wordpress.com/local-government-great-lakes-council/

  • THE MID NORTH COAST and HUNTER REGION TOWNSHIP OF BULAHDELAH LACKS THE INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT ITS CURRENT POPULACE. (At the time of the 2011 census, the locality population was 1,519, with 69% of said population living within the township.)
  • A LARGE PART OF HISTORIC BULAHDELAH (THE ALUM) MOUNTAIN, INCLUDING (but not limited to) RARE AND THREATENED SPECIES HABITAT, HAS ALREADY BEEN DESTROYED.
  • THE MOUNTAIN IS GOVERNMENT-DOCUMENTED AS BEING ‘PARTICULARLY PRONE TO MASS MOVEMENT (landslides) AND ROCKFALL’ (ref. Soil Landscapes of the Dungog 1:100 000 Sheet – Henderson, DLWC, 2000).
  • A DECLARED ABORIGINAL PLACE IS ADJACENT TO THE AREA OUTLINED IN THE ABOVE PHOTOGRAPH.
The 'development' i.e. destruction proposal’s propaganda machine touts the intended 'highway service centre, 200 room hotel and a residential subdivision' as resulting in a '33 percent increase in population' plus 'an additional 800 visitors from the hotel each week' and states: ‘Bulahdelah would be heavily promoted to funnel people into the town’.

Parking at the local shopping centre has been almost halved (presumably to give the impression that the corruptly processed, fraudulently named, Bulahdelah Bypass - route Option E - has not caused a reduction in passing trade). Residents – including the elderly – frequently find that they can only find parking spaces well away from the shops they need to access. For some, if not many, this is not merely a frustrating process, the walk to and from the shops can be physically painful.

There is no longer a hospital (the hospital building has been turned into a so-called 'medical centre' which has two part-time doctors). People with serious conditions and suspected conditions have to wait days before being able to access a doctor. For those who are willing and able to travel away – instead of, as has already been the case, 'just' waiting, in pain, to possibly die – the closest hospitals are some 75 kilometres away at Taree or over 94 kilometres away at Newcastle. Even with an appointment, delays at the ‘medical centre’ can be considerable with the line-up of patients extending from the waiting room along the outdoor verandah.







As at 2nd October, 2016, MidCoast Council's website does not have any search results whatsoever for Bulahdelah. The above image is a screen capture of search results of said date for Bulahdelah Development Applications.

Yet, according to a 21/9/'16
News of the Area article: 'Hamptons Property Services representative Mrs Kristy Hodgkinson said the land for the project had been purchased by two private investors in August last year and a planning proposal had been submitted to MidCoast Council. ...

Mrs Hodgkinson said MidCoast Council had appointed an Independent Consultant to examine the proposal'.

Meetings regarding the intended 'development' i.e. destruction have been taking place for some time but the community was not notified of same by letterbox drop
(flyer) until Friday, 30th September, '16.

For more information regarding this please consult the following links


Bulahdelah (the Alum) Mountain - documentation
https://www.facebook.com/groups/630656100409609/

About the Bulahdelah Bypass - the Facts!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165097633503/

Save the Alum Sacred Mountain, Bulahdelah
https://www.facebook.com/groups/121807998591/

For some of the scheme's history: https://bulahdelahnsw.wordpress.com/local-government-great-lakes-council/


My personal addition
I would add that many long thankless years have been spend by Adele the author of this article in documenting the corrupt nature of the actions of the now defunct RTA  and the new RMS and the destruction of sacred sites and the mismanagement of places deemed special.   

Roads and Maritime Services was the new name they gave themselves.   We are under Maritime Law.  I believe this is why this change occurred - perhaps we had them before and we didn't know it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

OBLIGATION TESTS for WELFARE!

Centrelink is Bugge(re)d 

It is surely going to be mammoth task to wean a country off this type of dependency the government set us all up for.  I am a pensioner myself and I know how difficult it is to manage when the cost of living is so high.
We left a rental in the last 2 years that basically precluded us from eating normally, and heating - well that was out of the question.  But I still managed to do some volunteer work that fitted with my disability.  

As a young person I never had a chance to think much about financial wealth.  It just didn't seem right for me.  There was no helping hand when I first married, no family support at the Bank to secure a loan, we just did the best we could with what we had.  This lack of a support network is the result of being a child alienated from family and connections early and having the government become my parent and caregiver.  

It was the straw that broke the camels back for me.  Never trust a government to take care of you.  I think this quote was about retirement, but as far as I can see it goes for children as well.  The government is not and hasn't ever done a great job where people are concerned and especially children. 

I wake up from a bad dream and still think I am there in those dank horrid homes today and that I am still a child.  That is how much it still effects me.  I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and it effects everything I do on the daily.  It effects my relationships with people mostly.  I become withdrawn and make very bad decisions when I feel the walls closing in.  They never cared to heal the hole they blew in my soul which has made things increasingly difficult to negotiate as the years have whipped past.  I never got compensation. I was living in the wrong state?  Go figure - its Australia for goodness sake.  Facts speak for themselves, they didn't care.

Christian Porter needs to have a few days on the welfare card himself and see how he fares in all things commercial and economical.  The card means you can't haggle with cash.  This is a dim outlook.  These punitive measures against the poorest in society is clearly pointing out the uncaring mindset once again.  Once again they create a new set of issues for themselves doing this.  More deaths, more suicides and broken family relationships.

On the subject of the availability of Cigarettes and Alcohol to those on any form of Welfare:  all goods marketed legally should be available to be purchased by all legal citizens.  If welfare spent on ciggy's as bad then ban ciggy's outright from the market.  If they see someone celebrating a birthday and having a beer who is on welfare and they consider this bad, then ban alcohol completely. I don't see the problem.  There is no respite.  There is no voucher printed for a beer on your birthday like they do with travel vouchers where a pensioner can head off somewhere twice a year on the pensioner travel scheme.

I see withholding legal goods from a particular section of the population because of welfare entitlements or non-entitlements as a farce.   I agree people should not spend their money on these things when there is food and rent to pay. However it also stops a person from doing this responsibly and that my friend is where we are well and truly tied to the Nanny State. It thinks for us and has no compassion or room for pats on the back if you get through this hell unscathed.

The system is clearly broken.