Archive | March, 2019

Mozambique after cyclone Idai – Alex Thomson

30 Mar


“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
– Albert Pine

South Africa: Just sharing some thoughts at the ‘beginning of the writing journey’

29 Mar

South Africa: "the Beloved Country"

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I came across these old thoughts/writings in a search of my computer + many usb drives (“sheer utter chaos”), so thought I’d share.

Haven’t yet found the long article/booklet I wrote about SA’s issues/problems (immense) facing the country in 1994/95 (at the time of the transition to a “free and democratic” country), many of which are still there *… and perhaps even greater in 2019.

eg. the “biggie:land redistribution question

I want to write stories that matter a lot to me, in terms of my deepest values. True stories from people’s lives in history, that are worth sharing with others. Inspirational stories of ordinary people in exceptional circumstances and times, that hopefully uplift and impact others through certain people’s great generosity of spirit inherant in the human condition to overcome great obstacles in their lives! So, in short, my stories are about…

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Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 9 – 27 March 2019

28 Mar


In this week’s podcast – more reflection on one of the darkest periods in New Zealand history. There is no getting away from it. As the days pass since Ma

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Book Review: Tavistock Institute – Social Engineering The Masses by Daniel Estulin | #SmartReads

28 Mar

Breakaway Consciousness

Zy Marquiez
March 21, 2019

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It…

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Lighting of lemon lamps-My visit to Banashankari Temple

25 Mar

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The climate is salubrious.The weather is chilly.The day is a big day.2011’s Christmas Day.
The place I am referring to is the garden city of Bangalore in India.Be it for job opportunities,education,health facilities,parks and for tree-lined roads,cosmopolitan work culture and for many things Bangloreans are spoilt for choice.I also sucked into it.

Not attracted to the news paper advertisement jingles ‘Party for less”.

I in fact wanted to spend  the Christmas day differently.
I made up my mind to go to “Banashankari-Hindu temple,situated in the southern part of Bangalore,on Kanakapura Road.

The most popular temple in the city of Bangalore known for its folklore and its unique way of offering prayers-
lighting of lemon lamps and offering pujas or prayers during


Banashankari or Vanashankari is made up of two Sanskrit words.
‘Vana’ in sanskrit means forest and Shankari means the consort of Shiva, parvati.

I understand that the original…

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Defiance, tolerance and the Titanic

23 Mar

Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 8 – 20 March 2019

22 Mar

Unsurprisingly, podcast eight is focussed entirely on the Christchurch mosque terrorist murders. On January second, Geopolitical Strategist George Friedma

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