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Ad-free Media? No Such Thing

March 23rd, 2024 by Viv

By Viv Forbes

There is no ad-free media.

Commercial media promotes goods, services, functions and political messages for those prepared to pay for this service.

The government-owned ABC also runs incessant ads. However, ABC ads promote the ABC, its own programs, and its black-red-green-rainbow political agenda. This agenda does not serve most of the net payers of tax who fund their propaganda.

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Quotes for Sharing

May 14th, 2022 by Viv

Check out this collection of quotes assembled by Ron Manners:

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January 4th, 2021 by Viv


Away back in the good old days
when men could find a job;
When money was as good as gold
and tax was just two bob;
When men would work and say with pride
that they weren’t on the dole;
T’was then that politicians came
to play an active role.
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Locked Down and Taxed to Death

July 3rd, 2020 by Viv

Ayn Rand saw it coming when she wrote in “Atlas Shrugged”:

… when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing—when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors—when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you—when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice—you may know that your society is doomed.


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The Sneaky Covid War on Cash

June 17th, 2020 by Viv

The modern road to Mulberry Money, Shin Plaster and Cubic Currency.

Today’s world is awash with Fiat Money.

“Fiat” means “let it be so”.

Fiat money is token currency supplied and regulated by governments and central banks. Its value relies on a government decree that it alone must be used as “legal tender” in paying for anything in that country. Its value falls as its supply increases.

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The Incredible Bread Machine

June 14th, 2020 by Viv

This is a legend of success and plunder;
And a man, Tom Smith, who squelched world hunger.
Now, Smith, an inventor, had specialized
In toys. So, people were surprised
When they found that he instead
Of making toys, was BAKING BREAD!

Then things went bad. Watch the whole sad story all unfold here:

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New Investments Outlive Confetti Money

March 20th, 2020 by Viv

By Viv Forbes

Governments seek to revive “the economy” by scattering gifts of our own money wrapped in red tape. This encourages immediate consumption. But this stimulation stops dead when the money tap is turned off.

Three simple measures from the three levels of government will create more long term jobs than discriminatory and complicated political handouts that have no lasting effect. Read the rest of this entry »

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Our Sacred Land?

August 7th, 2019 by Viv

by Viv Forbes

My wife and I were both born in Australia, as were two children and four grandchildren. Our parents were born in Australia as were all of their parents. And some ancestors go back much further in this land.

I feel rage every time I have to sit through another patronising “welcome to country” charade, designed to make me feel an intruder in my own land. Indigenous history on this continent is the same as our family story – it just goes back a bit further.
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February 21st, 2018 by Viv

A word to describe our future…

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Progress Party Memories

January 31st, 2017 by Viv

Progress Party Port produced by John and Anna McRobert

Progress Party Port produced by Romavilla Vineyards and presented as a fund-raiser by Jock and Anna McRobert.

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