"Don't part with your dreams - when they are gone you may still exist but you will have ceased to live" - Mark Twain

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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Grunch of Giants - by R. Buckminster Fuller (pdf)

Grunch of Giants, written by R. Buckminster Fuller (as recommended by Robert T. Kiyosaki and other great students)  It is a rare book and can be bought from Amazon if you can find it or scroll down and read it online below... I paid over $30 for my new copy from the US and it was worth every penny!

You will love Bucky's writing style as he using language in a unique way to describe things (although some of the sentences are a little long to read in one go)
He has a remarkable mind and is a genius if you take time to study the few artifacts he has left with us.
Have you ever been so excited of a possibility of change on a global scale that you have to tell everyone about it? Then read on...

I have been thinking about lots of things recently, watching the economy, weighing up the options and wondering where WE are all heading.
Luckily Fuller's book has given me some more insights and verification that I am pondering the right things.
Are we here to create wealth for ourselves, others or the planet?

In order to understand how the Grunch works, Fuller says you must first study their history and development. In beginning his explanation, Fuller quotes one of his friends, who he called a giant.
“Bucky, I’m very fond of you, so I am sorry to have to tell you that you will never be a success. You go around explaining in simple terms that which people have not been comprehending, when the first law of success is, ‘Never make things simple when you can make them complicated.’”
One of the first things Fuller had to do was make a decision: Did he want to try to make money, or make sense, as the two things are mutually exclusive. So Fuller decided to make sense and he used his books to explain how the world works.

The book is not what you think it's about but definitely an eye opener about the FACT that the basic cost of things is coming down due to manufacturing cost but prices continue to go up - through the artificially created 'inflation' designed to keep cash flowing from regular people to the Rich corporations! The only function of a corporation is to make money for it's shareholders - it is soul-less, so the greater good of changing human life for the better is not relevant.

“Gross Universe Cash Heist (Grunch)” is the theory that large corporations use the government to enforce their economic suppression of the rest of society and steal resources and assets from around the world whenever and wherever they want.

Have you ever considered if the resources of the planet and sun are becoming easier to harness? If technology is making it simpler and quicker to bring products to mass market? Are less humans required to operate said machinery to make the resources into products?
If you think about it and use your intuition you will realise that the answer is yes, yet prices seem to go up with inflation not down with economies of scale.
Why is this? Why does a pair of shoes, a house, a car or any other product now cost more than it did 10 years ago - should it not be less due to these economies?
No - because of price fixing by corporate giants to turn even bigger profits.  Greed of the few is not good for the survival of everyone.

Today, one person can run an entire business by themselves on the internet from anywhere in the world.  Limited resources can harness an infinite return - yet the corporates do not want to share the wealth.  What choices would you make?

Congratulations to people like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet for giving so much money to charities. Yes they have it to give (on a bigger scale than you or I) but they also know what is important. As I say "It's the thought, followed by action, that counts!" - Bobby Gill

Whilst corporations spend trillions on weaponry and ways to kill people, if this money was employed to help people live and support one another - everyone's standard of living would increase!  This book was written in the 1980's but it is as true today with the planet heading towards imminent disaster or survival... (your choice)

Countries are bankrupt and can't pay their debts, so are the banks. But they keep stealing from the public to keep themselves going. Making the mega-rich richer and everyone else poorer.  What are you going to do about it? I'm starting by sharing this information with you.

When the on-foot people got pikes, they were able to knock off the bullies on horses.  The Internet is your pike and the people on it your network. Start a movement - share the knowledge - change the world - before it's too late.
The once visible advantage is becoming invisible, more and more like the physical's true self in the metaphysical world.

As this book is not just about money, the time is coming to make a change - and the last chapter will show how you fit into cosmic picture...

Do you have time NOT to read these eye-opening 63 pages that I have found online and shared with you?
Here are the results of my information gathering for you to help with the problem solving.

Please leave your thoughts and/or review as a comment to help other people comprehend the truth.

(If pdf ebook does not show below, click on the Grunch of Giants link below this line)
Grunch of Giants

Disclaimer: This ebook is shared to preserve this hard to find title under the fair usage policy. It is not intended to infringe any copyright or create profit. I understand the cosmic laws ;-) and wish to share them with everyone. Bobby
If you find a physical copy of the book, you should buy it and also support the ongoing work of the Buckminster Fuller Institute: http://www.bfi.org/

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Illegal Tender from the Bank of Scotland?

Not only are all the Banks printing money and ripping off the people of the World, the Banks of Scotland have the audacity to go one further and keep printing and issuing illegal currency - that does not have to be accepted as payment for a debt! (you may if you choose but that is up to you). Does that not make it counterfeiting and worthless?

Read the info below sourced from Wikipedia and a big thanks to the Drummond's of Alloa (who I met at the Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad weekend) confirming what I thought.


So as a Bank, you're only allowed to steal if you're a thief and the government authorises it. If they don't? Then steal anyway as no-one expects any more from you!

UPDATE: Even though they say it is not Legal, the Bank and Lawyer spin doctors say it is 'not illegal' either!? Leave it to banks and lawyers to contradict themselves, then expect us to trust them {joke}

HM Treasury is responsible for defining which notes have ‘legal tender’ status within the United Kingdom and the following extract from Bank of England’s website may help to clarify what is meant by “legal tender” and how little practical meaning the phrase has in everyday transactions.
“The term legal tender does not in itself govern the acceptability of banknotes in transactions. Whether or not notes have legal tender status, their acceptability as a means of payment is essentially a matter for agreement between the parties involved. Legal tender has a very narrow technical meaning in relation to the settlement of debt. If a debtor pays in legal tender the exact amount he owes under the terms of a contract, he has good defence in law if he is subsequently sued for non-payment of the debt. In ordinary everyday transactions, the term ‘legal tender’ has very little practical application.”
Source: www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/about/faqs.htm

And for Legal Tender?

What is the Bank’s “Promise to Pay”?
"The words "I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of five [ten/twenty/fifty] pounds" date from long ago when our notes represented deposits of gold. At that time, a member of the public could exchange one of our banknotes for gold to the same value. For example, a £5 note could be exchanged for five gold coins, called sovereigns. But the value of the pound has not been linked to gold for many years, so the meaning of the promise to pay has changed. Exchange into gold is no longer possible and Bank of England notes can only be exchanged for other Bank of England notes of the same face value. Public trust in the pound is now maintained by the operation of monetary policy, the objective of which is price stability."
Yes that's right - all the banks do is offer to swap your worthless paper for even more paper as long as you continue to TRUST them!

It's a Mad, Mad World banking system! << an earlier post I wrote about the banks and trust.

The following is from Wikipedia:

Scottish and Northern Irish banknotes are unusual, firstly because they are issued by retail banks, not central banks, and secondly, as they are not legal tender anywhere in the UK – not even in Scotland or Northern Ireland – they are in fact promissory notes. Indeed, no banknotes (even Bank of England notes) are now legal tender in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

Seven retail banks have the authority of Parliament to issue sterling banknotes as currency. Despite this, the notes are sometimes refused in England and Wales, and are not always accepted by banks and exchange bureaus outside of the United Kingdom. This is particularly true in the case of the Royal Bank of Scotland £1 note, which is the only £1 note to remain in circulation within the UK.

In 2000, the European Central Bank indicated that, should the United Kingdom join the euro, Scottish banks (and, by extension, Northern Ireland banks) would have to cease banknote issue. During the Financial crisis of 2007–2008, the future of private banknotes in the United Kingdom was uncertain. It has been suggested that the Banking Act 2009 would restrict the issue of banknotes by commercial banks in Scotland and Northern Ireland by removing many of the provisions of the Acts quoted above. Banks would be forced to lodge sterling funds with the Bank of England to cover private note issue for a full week, rather than over a weekend, thereby losing four days' interest and making banknote production financially unviable. Following negotiations among the UK Treasury, the Bank of England and the Scottish banks, it was agreed that the funds would earn interest, allowing them to continue to issue their own notes.

Following the announcement that HBOS (Bank of Scotland's parent company) would be taken over by Lloyds TSB in September 2008, it was confirmed that the new banking company would continue to print bank notes under the Bank of Scotland name. According to the 1845 Bank Notes (Scotland) Act, the bank could have lost its note-issuing rights, but by retaining headquarters within Scotland, banknote issue will continue.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org

Friday, 11 June 2010

World Cup 2010 fixtures, teams and times

World Cup 2010 - Let the games begin!

Fifa Official Calendar: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/calendar.html

Source: http://www.youtube.com/v/1FnVKFmDGJc

Fancy flash calendar from: http://www.marca.com

Source: World Cup Google Calendar

What you do to Others Will Be Done to You!

Once upon a time in China , a girl named Li-Li got married & went to live with her husband and mother-in-law.

In a very short time, Li-Li found that she couldn't get along with her mother-in-law at all. Their personalities were very different, and Li-Li was angered by many of her mother-in-law's habits. In addition, she criticized Li-Li constantly.

Days passed, and weeks passed. Li-Li and her mother-in-law never stopped arguing and fighting. But what made the situation even worse was that, according to ancient Chinese tradition, Li-Li had to bow to her mother-in-law and obey her every wish. All the anger and unhappiness in the house was causing Li-Li's poor husband great distress.

Finally, Li-Li could not stand her mother-in-law's bad temper and dictatorship any longer, and she decided to do something about it. Li-Li went to see her father's good friend, Mr. Huang, who sold herbs. She told him the situation and asked if he would give her some poison so that she could solve the problem once and for all.

Mr. Huang thought for awhile, and finally said, "Li-iL, I will help you solve your problem, but you must listen to me and obey what I tell you."

Li-Li said,"Yes, Mr. Huang, I will do whatever you tell me to do. "Mr. Huang went into the back room, and returned in a few minutes with a package of herbs. He told Li-Li, "You can't use a quick-acting poison to get rid of your mother-in-law, because that would cause people to become suspicious. Therefore, I have given you a number of herbs that will slowly build up poison in her body. Every other day prepare some delicious meal and put a little of these herbs in her serving. Now, in order to make sure that nobody suspect you, when she dies, you must be very careful to act very friendly towards her. "Don't argue with her, obey her every wish, and treat her like a queen." Li-Li was so happy. She thanked Mr. Huang and hurried home to start her plot of murdering her mother-in-law.

Weeks went by, and months went by, and every other day, Li-Li served the specially treated food to her mother-in-law. She remembered what Mr. Huang had said about avoiding suspicion, so she controlled her temper, obeyed her mother-in-law, and treated her like her own mother.

After six months had passed, the whole household had changed. Li-Li had practiced controlling her temper so much that she found that she almost never got mad or upset. She hadn't had an argument with her mother-in-law in six months because she now seemed much kinder and easier to get along with.

The mother-in-law's attitude toward Li-Li changed, and she began to love Li-Li like her own daughter. She kept telling friends and relatives that Li-Li was the best daughter-in-law one could ever find. Li-Li and her mother-in-law were now treating each other like a real mother and daughter. Li-Li's husband was very happy to see what was happening.

One day, Li-Li came to see Mr. Huang and asked for his help again She said, "Dear Mr. Huang, please help me to keep off the poison from killing my mother-in-law. She's changed into such a nice woman, and I love her like my own mother. I do not want her to die because of the poison I gave her."

Mr. Huang smiled and nodded his head. "Li-Li, there's nothing to worry about. I never gave you any poison. The herbs I gave you were vitamins to improve her health. The only poison was in your mind and your attitude toward her, but that has been all washed away by the love which you gave to her."

HAVE YOU REALIZED that how you treat others is exactly how they will treat you? There is a wise Chinese saying: "The person who loves others will also be loved in return." God might be trying to work in another person's life through you.

A candle loses nothing if it is used to light another one...

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

FIFA World Cup 2010 - Getting the rules straight up front


Dear Wife/Sweetheart/Girlfriend/Partner/Whoever it may concern,

1. Between 11th June and 11th of July 2010, you should read the sports section of the newspaper so that your aware of what is going on regarding the world of football and you will be able to join in conversations.
If you fail to do this then you may be ignored. DO NOT complain that your not receiving any attention.

2. During the World Cup, the TV is mine, at all times.

3. You can pass by the TV as long as your crawling on the floor and don’t distract me.

4. During the games I will be blind, deaf and mute unless I need a refill on my drink or need something to eat. So I wont be answering the phone or the door or look after the baby.

5. It would be a very good idea to have at least 2 six-packs in the fridge at all times and have plenty of food in. You may be allowed to use the TV during 12am and 6am unless their is a replay of a really good game.

6. Please! If you see me upset as one of my teams are losing DON’T say “get over it, it’s only a game” or “don’t worry they will win next time”. You will only make me love you less.

7. You may watch one game with me. But you can only talk during the half time commercials.

8. The replays of goals are very important if I have seen them or not, I will want to see them again many times!

9. Please tell your friends not to have any babies or any other child related parties or any gatherings that require my attendance as I will NOT BE GOING!

10. But if a friend of mine invites us to their house to watch a game then we will be there in a flash.

11. The highlights programme is just as important as the games themselves.

12. And finally, please save expressions such as “Thank god the World Cup is only on every 4 years”. Because after this I have the Premier League, Champions League, SPL, Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, FA Cup etc to look forward to.

P.S. if you get stuck on the road phone the Police or the AA.

Thank you for your co-operation.


The offside rule explained for girls:

You're in a shoe shop, second in the queue for the till. Behind the shop assistant on the till is a pair of shoes which you have seen and which you must have.

The female shopper in front of you has seen them also and is eyeing them with desire. Both of you have forgotten your purses.

It would be rude to push in front of the first woman if you had no money to pay for the shoes.

The shop assistant remains at the till waiting.

Your friend is trying on another pair of shoes at the back of the shop and sees your dilemma.

She prepares to throw her purse to you.

If she does so, you can catch the purse, then walk round the other shopper and buy the shoes!

At a pinch she could throw the purse ahead of the other shopper and "whilst it is in flight" you could nip around the other shopper, catch the purse and buy the shoes!

BUT, you must always remember that until the purse has "actually been thrown", it would be plain wrong for you to be in front of the other shopper and you would be OFFSIDE!