Wednesday, July 14, 2021

How to frame the questions for using the pendulum

How To Live As One, episode 3 by Frances Micklem 

In this short episode (under 2 minutes) you will learn how to use the pendulum both 

1) to identify an area that needs attention, and 

2) also to address it. 

Everyone who has read the book wishes I would dedicate some new chapters in a revised edition, to really teach this fantastic energy clearing method. But I was told many moons ago, and I’m telling you now, Just do it! If you run into problems listen to this episode again or give me a call. 

But it’s much better than just reading about it. Feel the difference. The power, the know-how, coursing through your veins!  

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Our Physical Conditions Start With Our Mental & Emotional States

 Where to find your power

Here is the second episode (2 minutes) of How TO Live As One, inviting you to look at the deeper part of you. It may not be your usual sunny disposition that you show the world but in that backdrop, there is all your awareness. Also your creativity and fire and spirit. So if you want to heal, and the bandaid of medicines aren't working. Here lies the way to heal yourself

2nd Episode How To Live As One

Monday, July 12, 2021

Healing From Harmony Hall Resumes

 It is surely right to assume that as we gather together to help the sick, so also do the spirit people assemble. Let us recall that a healing needs a given force intelligently directed to overcome a given condition.

I have decided to start healing again. My offering is to treat young people, probably between 12 and 20,  whose parents are being put under pressure to medicate them. I don't mind if they are physically, emotionally or mentally disturbed, we can sort it out and I don't want paying. My friend in the West is also  willing, so that is available to children at crisis point, on both sides of the country.

Secondly, and people will know this from my posts! There is no better woman for heavy information. No sooner do i try and do something for animals, something terrible is revealed about the animal industry. Every time, I start doing something for the environment, something outrageous is revealed about what is being allowed to continue destroying it. 

I have always had an enquiring mind and clarity. The fundamental truth I've discovered though is that underneath all the practical responses to our physical experience, there is an unlimited peaceful ocean of energy, where everything can be resolved (and that includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual disturbance). This is the healing place where this second resource will take you

Whole Book: How To Live As One by Frances Micklem, for sale from my  Alternative Health Consultancy or on line.

It is a 'How To' book, which I recorded as an audio last year and made into a 'headspace app' of a daily one to two minute-clip. Each one designed and fully intentional in clearing your energy and any toxicity or grief from the past.

There is a saying 'Better than a thousand words, is one word that brings peace'. I hope these words will bring you happiness, entertainment, self awareness, peace and health. It brings an understanding of reality and tools to keep your perspective, which have worked for me and others for years. 

Thirdly, I am starting my regular meditations, energy work, and dinners again. This is to celebrate two things. One, that Harmony Hall outside and inside is now officially registered organic and most importantly (as it gave me this idea), was that I have cleared (weeded with considerable help) the water garden and it is calling out to us to gather and spread some good vibrations. Music, booze and food are all optional but all possible and, of course, free as well. 

I have learned to live on fresh air and high frequency water and homemade bread and it feels good.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Zero Carbon - Using Nuclear and GMOs in CCS are Unlawful and Undemocratic

I'm having a meltdown and growing two heads, just thinking about it!

And this  photo was the last time the Irish Government said go ahead, bring some natural gas onshore, Shell. So we think we can manage nuclear without a leak or explosion or other environmental catastrophe. Be it on your own consciences. 

I've put the full presentations below byDr Andy Stirling and Dr Phil Johnstone - Sussex University researchers, who present irrefutable evidence that nuclear power is obsolete in achieving zero-carbon, but exists now purely to underpin military use. 

But, hypothetically, if anyone asks you in a council meeting, please say: NO to Nuclear and No to Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) Technology (Genetic Engineering) 

No to Nuclear energy for Ireland by pipe from France:

1) "Fail-safe nuclear reactors was what was written in the policy I just saw! The Modular reactors and other ‘New Generation’ nuclear projects proposed have not been piloted or tested. Now there is not even time for a development plan let alone delivery. I refuse to have nuclear modular reactors and FAIL-SAFE in the same sentence in Irish policy (see the report attached). We are being lobbied to and endangered. 


 Ireland is using nuclear power already, I just gathered, fed from the UK (The UK believes that is a pipe for nuclear waste). Do the Irish Public know? Isn't nuclear power (capable of causing a nuclear winter) and green hydrogen (20% more explosive than petrol) an insanely explosive combination? Please nobody fall for the line that renewables are intermittent. All costs have been levelled and we can produce more than enough.


Even at current prices, civilian nuclear charges will be £102 per Megawatt/hour. Current contract prices, in off-shore wind in comparison, are still going down and are already at £40 per MW/h. The problems of intermittency and inter-seasonality of renewables are talked about as a problem but found to not actually affect the cost greatly. The figures of 56-73 MW/h for on-shore wind, 53-56 MW/h for large scale solar and 69-85 MW/h per MWh for off-shore wind are ‘enhanced levelized costs’ by BEIS, which means that they include any pessimistic calculations as to intermittency of supply.


2) No to Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) Algae Technology

Algae provides up to 80% of our oxygen. Carbon Capture and Storage Technology involves producing billions of gene edited microorganisms - algae, in this instance, and microbes are not traceable, recallable or containable. 


The reason given for using the new gene editing technologies in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), such as CRISPR, is to enhance algae strains, to reproduce at sufficient scales to feasibly absorb the amount of carbon dioxide we are producing. Statistics like algae can consume 400 times more CO2 than trees are stated with the caveat; only if algae are produced in the amounts made possible by genetic editing. 


The danger is that scientists cannot know what would happen if a new genetically engineered organism was released. The project at University of Buffalo for the US Energy Council categorically only selectively breed algae, for stronger strains, in light of this ignorance of how a GE organism could upset the balance of the microbiome.  CCS research let alone commercialization need to be regulated as they are already recognized as high-risk projects, by both private and public investors. 


Before governments agree to cover the costs of the risks and simply commit funds to improving containment, storage and transportation systems where risks are highest, more detailed risk assessments are needed. Responsibility for managing the risks also has to be allocated, to individual manufacturers. Keep bearing in mind how, if the oceans were overtaken by a biomass of GE algae, there could be a sudden reversal of the production of the Earth’s oxygen; a genuine environmental catastrophe.


Nuclear full research presentation:

Dr Andy Stirling and Dr Phil Johnstone are Sussex University researchers, who present compelling evidence that nuclear power is obsolete in achieving zero-carbon, but exists now purely to underpin military use.

Our think tanks are only proponents of civil nuclear power because they pay for military nuclear power expertise and you will find think tanks' research is part funded by military technology spending. The Green Party surely don't want to work with the UK or France on this. There is a new pipe for nuclear from France to Ireland being built but Ireland 'can't manage the infrastructure for off-shore wind'. Really? I'd have said the latter was a walk in the park in comparison.  




 "The 2020 French defence bill allocated €4.7 billion or €8,894 per minute for the French arsenal in 2020. ($5.7 billion, or $10,786 per minute). This is an inflation-adjusted increased of $800 million from 2019"      "At least €8 billion of French taxpayer funds is anticipated by Airbus for future work on the French nuclear arsenal. Airbus (mostly through the MBDA joint venture working on nuclear weapons) spent €2 million lobbying Frency policymakers in 2020."   "The United Kingdom spent $6.2 billion (£4.5 billion), or $11,769 per minute, on nuclear weapons in 2020. During a global pandemic." 


3) Nuclear  as Climate Action?! Politicians, government and military are so committed to civil nuclear power? (Professors from Salisbury, UK)

"As the years go by it is getting progressively more and more difficult to understand. This is especially in relation to their main argument that nuclear power is the way to achieve Climate Change mitigation goals.  


In criticism of the Energy policy, the existing nuclear power is manifestly slow in reducing climate change. The Hinkly Point C project is running very behind schedule. The government promised that Christmas dinners 2017 would be celebrated using power from the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant. And if not ‘the lights would go out’. It is already running 10 years late and it is the same in France and for Finnish nuclear projects and many have not yet been started.


The UK government has installed 10 gigawatts of offshore wind, alone. This does not account for on shore wind or solar. But it does already amount to more power than would be generated by ten of the new modular reactor plants in the proposed programme. Radical acceleration of renewable energy programmes is clearly possible.


The costs further compound the issue: For Hinkley Point C electricity, consumers will be forced to enter a 35 year contract. Even at current prices, charges will be £102 per Megawatt/hour. Current contract prices, in off-shore wind in comparison, are still going down and are already at £40 per MW/h. The problems of intermittency and inter-seasonality of renewables are talked about as a problem but found to not actually affect the cost greatly. The figures of 56-73 MW/h for on-shore wind, 53-56 MW/h for large scale solar and 69-85 MW/h per MWh for off-shore wind are ‘enhanced levelized costs’ by BEIS, which means that they include any pessimistic calculations as to intermittency of supply. Therefore, the argument is over on cost but the government, instead of revealing these figures, released its Energy White Paper in December 2020 with no costs on it. This is the first time such a White Paper has been delivered. 


Speculative nuclear programmes have always included escalating, not falling, future costs. There is very little evidence in history or experience that suggests that oncoming nuclear plants, which have always been more expensive, will turn out to be less so. 


Another cost problem is that spending on nuclear takes money away from spending on renewables, which could achieve the climate change goals faster.


Looking at trends and patterns over time also demonstrates that the efficacy gap of nuclear, for delivering electricity and mitigating climate change, is growing. Another group studying levelized costs note that solar and wind have gone down massively in the last ten years. In fact solar has gone down by 900% in its cost. Wind has gone down by 70%. In contrast, nuclear costs have gone up by 26%. So, over the passage of time, they are not going down.


Then there is this idea of firm nuclear power or baseload that the British are particularly caught up with. This idea proposed that the inflexibility of nuclear power, that it can’t go up or down in its output, is somehow an advantage. The CEO of the National Grid NGC called it an out-dated idea even back in 2015 and actually rigidly inflexible nuclear power is actually a disadvantage in smart grid sytems. 


On the other hand, the UK’s renewable resources are far larger than their foreseeable demand. This means that we cannot only deliver the electricity needs of the country but also the transport needs, via electricity, of the country from the available, viable renewable resource. 


There's often a clash between what they publish in background documents and what senior figures and scientists say. Official data confirms that renewables, with their intermittency, are capable of supplying the smart grids, which are being investigated by all sorts of demand management techniques. They show that the inflexible nature of nuclear power plants, becomes much more of a disadvantage. The idea that small modular reactors can be more flexible is actually also speculative. Even though modular reactors are already used like that in the military, there are safety implications in ramping up nuclear power and turning it up and down. France is already using nuclear in that way and we have yet to see what the regulatory repercussions are actually going to be. 


In short, renewables provide a domestic power supply that is safer, they are more diverse and they are more secure than nuclear power. 


Renewables and energy efficiency investments are also much more productive of jobs. So the picture really is stark, even when looking at the government's own data. So, why is it that we are committing to nuclear power? It is actually obvious.


It is the military who perceive a need for the civil nuclear programme. It is not actually for nuclear weapons, but actually for nuclear submarine propulsion. These are very difficult artefacts to build. They need a massive nuclear industry. The companies and engineers for civil power are all involved in building the propulsion systems as well. What is remarkable is if you look at any of the Defence documents in the UK. The military are very clear that they need the civil nuclear power ‘at any cost’, in order to be able to build nuclear propelled submarines. In contrast, in the Energy Policy literature, there is a total silence. It is not acknowledged that it is the military that are the drivers. The UK government stick to their untenable and spurious argument that nuclear power is justified as an energy strategy and that nuclear is there for climate change. 


The upshot of this, because nuclear is so much more expensive than alternative zero carbon options, that consumers and taxpayers are paying tens of millions of pounds, hundreds of billions of pounds over the decades, of these contracts. This is in order to subsidise an industry that is only needed for military purposes. Remember that these contracts for electricity are regressive. It is the poorest households that are disproportionately charged for their electricity. 


This picture of costs is without even looking at the massive costs of development, research, decommissioning, waste management or security provision, such as the dedicated armed police force. They don’t include the cost of anti proliferation measures and to stop diversions of fissile materials that could complete a nuclear reaction. These are additional costs that are covered by all the UK nations including Scotland, where there is very strong opposition to nuclear power, which may become more significant. 


So investing in nuclear, rather than investing in renewables and efficiency is clearly impeding progress on climate change. Providing affordable energy and achieving climate targets are actually a legal duty on government. So, the official position of prioritising nuclear power is not only unjustified by evidence, it is actually arguably unlawful.


 The use of nuclear power, even where it is happening, is slow and it is costly. It is dishonest because the real reasons for pursuing it are not being given. It is undemocratic and it is unlawful. 


Look in more detail at the civil military links.  

One of the first places to look is at the broader international picture. There is a correlation between nuclear ambition and different types of geopolitical status. The leading global military powers are the most committed to large scale new nuclear bills. There is no global or regional military power that does not hold an active history of very strong pressures for civil nuclear power. No country, either with or planning nuclear weapons or submarines, is currently pursuing either a nuclear moratorium, or phase out. There really does seem to be a relationship and it becomes irrefutable when we look at the specifics.


The president of France, Emmanuel Macron says to oppose civilian nuclear, in terms of production and research does not make any sense for a country like theirs, because without civilian nuclear there’s no military nuclear and without military nuclear there’s no civilian nuclear. That was in December 2020.


The Atlantic Council, which is a large security think tank, describes how the US has a large educational Research and Development and industrial support system that underpins its civilian nuclear power sector. The same report goes on to actually quantify the level of subsidy that civilian nuclear power makes to military nuclear power; at least $42 billion is gathered annually, in the pursuit of US national security priorities. 


If there was a sustained decline in the commercial industry, it would also have a negative impact on the US nuclear naval programme. This is what was reported at the energy innovation reform project 2017 at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.  


A former energy secretary said, in 2018, that naval nuclear capability is tied to the fate of the commercial nuclear sector, as long as a strong domestic supply chain is needed to provide the nuclear Navy requirements. This supply chain has a very strong overlap, which is very clear in France and in the US. It is a bit more hidden in the UK but if you get into the defence documents, you will find its acknowledgement. The Royal Academy of Engineering in 2009 said skills required in the design, build, operation and disposal of naval nuclear reactors are in short supply and the increasingly expensive decline of civil nuclear programmes, has forced the nuclear submarine programme to develop and fund its own expertise to remain operational. This points out that some of the costs were, before, being covered by the Civilian programme. 


Rolls Royce, in 2009, talked about skill synergies and said that skills are considered to be transferable between military propulsion and civil programmes. They said a larger involvement in the broader industry will also have a spill-over benefit to military capability, in skills, development and experience exchange. 


Doulton Institute says UK is not now in the position of having financial or personnel resources to develop either civilian or military nuclear programme in isolation. Rolls Royce, in their 2017 report, concluded that "links between the civil and naval sector need to be encouraged" – even though this has now been taken off their site! The report also described the advantage of small modular reactor systems for civilian nuclear power development as a subsidy to the military, to relieve the Defence Ministry of the burden of developing and retaining the skills and capability on the military side. That burden relates to costs. 


So a lot of the documentation or the information is to be found in the defence side of the policy documents. There is a crisis in military nuclear skills across the enterprise. The availability of deep specialist expertise is key and suitably qualified staff appear to be at the bare minimum necessary to deliver the programme. This was revealed by the Ministry of Defence in 2014, in a redacted Freedom of Information secret report, written for the submarine development programme. 


So, part of the crisis is in research capabilities. The Ministry of Defence's programme had been underwritten by civil nuclear research that has been dismantled and commercialised and expertise in these activities has atrophied. This was also in that secret documentation, only exposed through the FOI.


The government response was to say that the programme should seek imaginative methods to better engage with the emergent civil nuclear programme, to the benefit of defence. A research programme group was established to look at leveraging civil nuclear investment to maximum effect. The Ministry of Defence revisited the possible option of utilising other nuclear facilities, including those in the civil sector. This was taken up by the government in their nuclear sector deal that actually committed to increasing the opportunities for transferability between the civil and defence industries, to increase mobility to ensure resources are available. 


In contrast, the UK energy sector displays an odd and contrasting silence on the connection to military nuclear. The Oxford Economics Government Consulting report, in 2013, they state that naval and civil reactor industries are often viewed as separate, and to some extent unrelated. However, the timeline of the UK’s nuclear industry has clear interaction between the two, particularly from a supply chain development point of view. The Nuclear Research Institute says, though, this link does need to be carefully managed, to avoid the perception that civil and military nuclear programmes are one and the same. Nuclear submarines already suffer criticism because their through life costs cannot be absorbed or masked by other programmes as can be the case with fast jets or large standing land forces. The obvious implication, in light of the other information, is that the intention would be to mask those costs. 


The Ministry of Defence permanent secretary and lead civil nuclear contract negotiator confirmed that the UK is completing the build of the nuclear submarines, so there is very "definitely an opportunity for the nation to grasp, in terms of building up its nuclear skills. He went on to say, he does not think that that was going to be happen by accident but it was going to require concerted government action to make it happen." 


After many years without success, this year the link between the military and civil nuclear industries has been covered, in the newspapers in the BBC and The Daily Telegraph. In Scotland, it has been really picked up and there was a parliamentary motion in Scottish Government, where the links were highlighted. And yet, the silence continues from the Government. 


That is a problem for democracy, as is the Energy white paper that came out with no costings on it, allowing the enthusiasm for nuclear to continue despite renewables being manifestly cheaper. 


It has been highlighted that there are strategic factors beyond Energy policy that explain not just the enthusiasm but the otherwise inexplicable UK policy on nuclear. It is clear that the military rationale is the most likely and yet the government does not officially acknowledge this. At about the same time that the 2020 White Paper came out, buried away in the Nuclear Intelligence Weekly, was a very candid interview with Rolls Royce, where they said that "developing a small modular reactor programme would help Rolls Royce maintain UK capability for the military nuclear naval programme". It was also stated by an employee of Rolls Royce that it was "complementary to have a thriving UK domestic civilian nuclear programme alongside the submarine programme, for the strongest skills base and the strongest supply chain." 


The fact that the interview was buried away; the incredible level of lobbying in favour of nuclear in the media and amount of nuclear advocacy - at the time when the case for nuclear is at its weakest – shows the extent of the problem for democracy. 


The Greens For Nuclear account was set up in 2019, with the sole purpose of intensely promoting nuclear. It involved a Twitter campaign by failed Green Party leadership candidate, Rosie Sexton, consistently urging the greens to reconsider their position on nuclear. They refused to listen to any evidence, in regard to the cost or the other weaknesses of a nuclear as an Energy solution. 



There were several UK pro-nuclear power groups set up in 2020 including Mothers for nuclear energy, Liberal Democrats for nuclear, and Friends of Nuclear Energy. There were demonstrations by activists, such as Nuclear for Net Zero. Isn't it amazing that these activities should start to happen when the case for nuclear energy and for new nuclear is so weak. 


The same thing is happening in the US, with the reframing of nuclear. There is the so-called Good Energy Collective making the progressive case for nuclear. In fact, the collective is led by former members of the Brace Institute. 


Something very strange is going on in the UK in the moment in regards to nuclear and it is a serious problem in regards to democracy. What is the issue? Nuclear is slow, it is costly and it is dishonest, because the real drivers are not spoken about. This is undemocratic and unlawful. The main points: 

1. Existing nuclear power is slow in reducing climate change, new forms are even slower. 

2. Nuclear power is costly at reducing climate change, new forms are almost certainly costlier.

3. Renewables and energy efficiency are demonstrably faster and cheaper at averting climate disruption.

4. The established trend is that the nuclear competitiveness gap is growing, not diminishing. 

5. Other arguments for inflexible nuclear output are acknowledged by industry to be out-dated. 

6. Whilst energy policy is silent, defence sources are clear that major nuclear drivers are military.

7. Massive government nuclear support is justified as energy strategy.  

The result is that many 10s of billions of pounds are directed from consumers and taxpayers.


If civilian nuclear power is only there to prop up nuclear weapons spending, let's look at the actual figures: 





Read this report ICAN:


 “Complicit: 2020 Global Nuclear Weapons Spending” unveils one year of the cycle of spending on nuclear weapons from countries to defence contractors to lobbyists and think tanks and back again. In 2020, the report estimates that nine countries spent $72.6 billion on nuclear weapons, $27.7 billion of which went to a dozen defence contractors to build nuclear weapons. Those contractors then spent $117 million lobbying policy makers and up to $10 million funding think tanks."

Carbon Capture and Storage Technology


This involves producing billions of GE Microorganisms - algae, in this instance, and microbes are not traceable, recallable or containable. Watch this short video 16 minutes to understand the balance of the microbiome including bacteria, viruses, algae and fungi, to understand what can go wrong. Algae provides between 50% to 80% of our oxygen.


The reason given for using the new gene editing technologies in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), such as CRISPR, is to enhance algae strains, to reproduce at sufficient scales to feasibly absorb the amount of carbon dioxide we are producing. Statistics like algae can consume 400 times more CO2 than trees are stated with the caveat; only if algae are produced in the amounts made possible by genetic editing. 


The danger is that scientists cannot know what would happen if a new genetically engineered organism was released. The project at University of Buffalo for the US Energy Council categorically only selectively breed algae, for stronger strains, in light of this ignorance of how a GE organism could upset the balance of the microbiom  CCS research and commercialization are recognized as high-risk projects, by both private and public investors. Before governments agree to cover the costs of the risks and simply commit funds to improving containment, storage and transportation systems where risks are highest, more detailed risk assessments are needed. Responsibility for managing the risks also has to be allocated, to individual manufacturers. Keep bearing in mind how, if the oceans were overtaken by a biomass of GE algae, there could be a sudden reversal of the production of the Earth’s oxygen; a genuine environmental catastrophe. microbes are not traceable, recallable or containable. 



Friday, June 4, 2021

5G is fine says the World Health Organization

 The main component of the 5G network is the millimeter waves. A study by the Centre for Environment and Vocational Studies of Punjab University, researchers observed that after exposure to radiation from a cell tower for just 5-30 minutes, the eggs of sparrows were disfigured.

The disfiguration of birds exposed for such a short amount of time to these frequencies is significant considering that the new 5G network will have a much higher density of base stations (small cells) - every 250 metres.and therefore mutations that could easily threaten a whole population’s survival.

A study done in Spain showed breeding, nesting, and roosting were negatively affected by microwave radiation emitted by a cell tower.

Bees are an incredibly important part of the earth’s ecosystem. Around one-third of the food produced today is dependent on bees for pollination. Warnke found that beehives exposed for just ten minutes to 900MHz waves fell victim to colony collapse disorder. Colony collapse disorder is when many of the bees living in the hive abandon the hive leaving the queen, the eggs, and a few worker bees. The worker bees exposed to this radiation also had worsened navigational skills, causing them to stop returning to their original hive after about ten days.

Can I ask that planning permission for the mast they sneaked up here be revoked? I just spotted the first time, I've been looking for it for 8 months. There will be others I'm sure now I know what I'm looking for. How are we supposed to protect biodiversity and grow food if this detrimental new technology is allowed? Anyway, anyone? Do we have a case to stop it? Has anyone tried?

(Comment: 5G is the microwave frequency and is commonplace in Shenzen etc plus facial recognition, drone surveillance and social credit and identity and yet no western government questions it, have all of them been compromised ? ) 

I am not sure how they all got compromised. I think in Ireland, Eamon Ryan was blinded by being given that huge technology budget to manage but I'm apalled that the greens didn't push for one independent study (or look at someone else's). What a hideous legacy. 

So I did four things, all quite telling. 

1) I appealed to TDs early last year with everything I had and I got one reply. One sentence: WHO says it's safe. Bill Gates of Microsoft Technology, is the WHO's biggest funder. 

2) The public tender to run the National Biodiversity Data Centre came up this time last year, for €450,00. I went for it with business partners, including a national training school, prepared to roll out citizen science training to engage every college, community and farm in monitoring biodiversity before and after the 5G infrastructure went in. We also committed to monitoring the protected areas which Ireland is being fined for (every day) since we failed to protect them since 1992 when they were designated. We also committed to assembling a forum of doctoral researchers to interrogate the data from their various disciplines, so that the centre could support community actions to protect nature against big industry. We also proposed to create an information management system so that green deal money could be drawn down from the EU on the basis of positive climate action results evidenced by the data centre. Suffice to say the 'infomatics' guy got it who has been keeping it tipping along the last four years, absolutely no use to anyone. 

3) I went for the tender to train local councils in Climate Action and how to implement their Climate Action Charter. Didn't get that either. 

4) Every time I raise a valid question about EMF or 5G or anything else, I am told to make myself a tinfoil hat to protect myself and I might well go that way! But to roll out blatantly damaging technology like that is criminal I think and I'm having a hard time forgiving them. 

5) I saved the worst news until last. Valentia has 350 hubs on it. I couldn't find one of them. When I read about the different companies who rolled out the rural broadband there last year, I can't work out if they are saying it is fibre-less broadband or they are using fibre. If they are not, that is pure wifi of the 5G kind. I also can't work out if it is still beaming away, even when few people actually have devices/routers that can receive 5G. Kind of what strength it is and impact on biodiversity and birds and people even before it's used? Do anyone know?

Monday, May 24, 2021

Racism as a Peace Issue - Two Less Obvious Reasons! 

The peace group that usually focuses on nuclear weapons, the costs and sale of arms to Saudi & Israel for use against Yeminis, Palestinians and others, asked members to think instead about racism; consider if we held prejudice unconsciously & then how we should respond to racism. 

I believe humans shouldn't get to decide when any living being dies. But all people cling to what they’ve got, whether it's fairly allocated or not. #Racism

The Black Lives Matter rocked but then I woke up to read this tragedy this morning...they clearly WERE credible death threats weren't they, the police just did not give them the credence needed. 

Racism that's important for a peace group? No. 1 must be the 70 million displaced people. No. 2 How can we build respect between long-term oppressors and occupants of occupied territories.

That subgroup we refer to, of white, wealthy males who have any say, is getting smaller and soon will be just artificial intelligence at the top, orchestrating debilitating outcomes for every race, species and the whole environment.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Legacy of Banks So Far...Far Enough?

 I'm delighted to report that the public banking submissions are still to be found, at the bottom of this document. The link is

Banks with a public mandate are important if you read this short summary by the Forum, much of which they credit to Professor Werner's book Princes of The Yen.

Our’ Celtic Tiger or the ECBs Balloon?

  • Enabling the transfer of the fiscal and budgeting powers of Ireland, Greece, Spain & Portugal to the EU, the ECB instructed the Central Banks in all four countries to increase credit creation to extraordinary levels (over 20% p.a. from 2004). This created an artificial economic boom.

  • The rest of Europe had the same interest rate during this period, but had no boom because of restricted credit creation.

  • We bought the overpriced houses and borrowed to set up businesses to service the unsustainable demand of an artificial boom.

    The Balloon bursts; the ECB claw-back!

  • The ECB then withdrew the supply of credit; creating the bust. The stranglehold of credit restriction was not released until fiscal and budgeting powers were handed over to the EU.

  • Businesses failed leaving a giant sinkhole of debt, a sizeable portion of the Irish public and private sector debt burden which peaked at €430bn.

  • The grossly overpriced mortgages taken out in this manufactured boom were securitised (repackaged for sale by the banks).

  • In Ireland banks were bailed out with €73bn of tax-payers money.

  • Now the Bailed-out banks are taking people’s homes, and seek to recoup the fictitious equity that was created in the ECB-manufactured boom. The banks are backed by a complicit judicial system and uninformed, compromised politicians.

  • The ECB is unelected, unaccountable and unregulated. It is a breach of the Maastricht treaty to even attempt to influence their actions.

  • The EC, an unelected group whose aim is to build a United States of Europe, has a vested interest in weakening individual Governments and the influence of the elected democratic parliaments of Europe.

    Information mainly from the work of Prof Richard Werner and ‘The Princes of the Yen - Central Bank Truth Documentary’ (Freely available on youtube.)

    Similar deception continues today; mainstream news is the establishment’s propaganda.

    Professor Werner's Princes of The Yen Documentary

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Civil Nuclear In Military Service

 Talk about synchronicity. The #IAEA looked up my LinkedIn profile just when we have an important question to ask them. Why are governments so committed to civil nuclear power, when the radical acceleration of renewables is so much CHEAPER (cost of solar has reduced 900% and civilian nuclear will tie customers into a 30-year commitment) SAFER (Already 30,000 barrels of nuclear waste at one site. Melt-downs and the H&S breaches that are hidden rather than addressed. And FASTER: None of the new generation modular reactors are even developed yet, while the UK installed 10 gigawatts off shore wind, more power than the proposed nuclear plants in total. We keep hearing that civilian nuclear is to support military nuclear, with expertise and money. The UK government released an Energy White Paper with no costings in December 2020; the incongruity between nuclear and every other alternative to fossil fuels must have been too great to write down side by side. Meanwhile, there are some unlikely supporters: Greens for Nuclear. Extinction Rebellion pro nuclear – a nuclear accident would render the planet uninhabitable. And Mothers For Nuclear; what about the Future Generations Bill? Isn't civilian nuclear perpetuating massive public misspending on military objectives. #FutureGenerationsBill

Please put those documents back and we will ask no more questions

In the last few weeks all the expert public banking submissions we need for other parties to study, understand, debate and choose between, have disappeared!

It is as if just when we have cross party support for the urgent implementation of public banking, the fifteen brilliant submissions made to government in 2015 - describing how to do it - are TAKEN DOWN from the government’s website. 


I am not saying for definite that these crucial documents are being hidden, on instruction from Fine Gael and the private banks themselves, but they are the party who were in government. They also commissioned the Indecon report on Irish banking needs, which notably did not mention the insolvency of private banks and the related peril to all existing Irish savings, let alone a future productive economy and/or just society. But it shouldn’t matter, right, when we have a coalition –“a group formed when three political parties, in this instance, agree to work together temporarily in a partnership to achieve a common goal?”


Sadly, the Minister for Finance has held his position all this time, 2015 and on into the coalition and therefore still has some say. For example, when businesses were claiming insurance for loss of earnings, due to lockdowns, the minister met with the bank to discuss if insurance companies should have to pay their claims. Insurance companies are just subsidiary services of banks. Handily and profitably, the public have to ‘take out a new 'loan' (we all thought they were policies) every year for a number of things, from car to house insurance. Therefore, unsurprisingly, the banks said No. Even in the UK, which is not known for its business ethics, Government mandated that insurance companies must pay business loss claims to contribute to economic recovery. 

Department of Finance Change of Heart

We have to accept that our Minister for Finance is not a public servant in the old-fashioned understanding of holding a public office. I have written to the department often and to give them their due, they were the only department to give me an in depth and reasoned response to the public banking proposal I submitted this time last year. So, I remain hopeful in two ways: Maybe they have children and will suddenly realize the legacy we are leaving for future generations. 

Secondly, this yea,r there is a public and political movement. It is like an unexpected effect of raising environmental awareness. Everyone knows now that we have something special in Ireland; water, land and skilled, inspired people who kind of love each other. We love the old, we love the young, we love the animals and we love the fun. Instead of noughts on a screen added by an artificial intelligence and lining the pockets of technology, banks and pharmaceutical companies, people want real reserves in our banks. It makes sense to us that these valuable resources we've identified stay untouched but we can recognize our worth and work and build on it. Not a hand out with strings attached from the banks, keeping it small and disempowered like the credit unions but big, prosperous and belonging to and benefiting the places and people.   



Public Banks invest differently than Private Banks 

So let us recap on why Ireland and indeed Europe need public banks in every county.

It is not, as is sometimes thought, so that old Betty who has difficulty with on line banking has a local branch and a friendly face to talk to about her money. It is not so the organic bakery feels safe and not ripped off, interest-wise, to take a loan of 10,000 euro to expand and take on staff. No, it is what the private banks invest in that is the matter, of extreme embarrassment, for the human race. Take weapons technology (which is of course all technology now: Individual GDPR soars, while ownership of our complete identities, data, savings, debts and homes, lies with the banks).


We were taught money was a means to an end

Why is this embarrassing? Because we know that money and technology are only means to social ends but we have let the power slip out of our hands: It doesn’t matter how much we write to the banks and implore them to divest from funding destructive industries and arms manufacturing and for financial services to pay tax on transactions to help with the recovery. They are just going to say No. 


We Have The Power - Let's Do it!

But even that is not what is embarrassing. We do have the power. The exact same power as the private banks. States and banks with a public mandate can create credit but we have continued to choose not to. We have chosen to borrow from private banks instead, with huge interest rates and appalling profiteering on the basis that we can’t seem to get our heads around the ‘fractional reserve mechanism’. It is not rocket science. 

Fractional Reserve For Dummies

It is the idea that if a bank has one million in gold, they can ‘lend’  8 times that to the public for people to do what they need to do and create new money. Unfortunately private banks saw the opportunity to do this mainly through mortgages and lend people vast mortgages on over-priced houses so that that they could create more new money to the tune of 8 times (or more) than the over-priced asset. Hence all credit now is produced as debt. It doesn't have to be this way! This is also why they are insolvent. The banks got greedy and there lending bears no relation to their reserves. This should have been flagged by the auditors years ago but they are all complicit.

Economic Justice

It is illegal for the bank to lend that 800,000 mortgage loan if they do not have the reserves in the bank. If public banks or government or both in tandem got on the case and clear on this, we could demand that banks forgive all household debt. Would that or would that not aid a good recovery and a just transition?!

The private banks are milking their credit creation capacity, lending this against that like it is going out of fashion.And charging for every financial transaction but refusing to pay tax on financial services. The European Budget Commissions is fighting that corner for them. Very much like Ireland's government fighting the corner of Apple and the Queallys and Kerry Group meat and dairy industry to make sure they aren't asked to contribute anything or even abide by basic laws of the land. 

So as we have the power to create the money we need to inject into productive businesses (I’m talking about growing nutrient-rich foods, growing the flowers and shrubs to support our pollinators, making the ‘sunny South East’ rich through solar power. Giving the creation of beautiful low impact homes to the local people and materials, ... we should probably get on with it. 

Who wants broadband without food security? Who wants a home to be a 30 year noose of debt? We can sort this out ourselves and not expect private bank enthusiasm or need their say so.


If you were thinking, oh the banks are not that bad, we need them to help us out, just consider how invested they are in this pandemic. They are a mortifying disgrace:  


A Profiteering Case Study

The Chinese biological laboratory in Wuhan is owned by Glaxosmithkline (Paid 3 billion in just one settlement, plus 750 million for poor manufacturing practices) 

Which owns Pfizer (had to pay 2.3 billion in just one settlement) who makes the vaccine against the virus Which was started at the Wuhan Biological Lab 

Which was funded by Dr. Fauci, who promotes the vaccine.
GlaxoSmithKline is managed by the finance division of Black Rock 

Which manages the finances of the Open Foundation Company (Soros Foundation), Which manages the French AXA.
Soros owns the German company Winterthur

Which built a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan and was bought by the German Allianz

Which has Vanguard as a shareholder

Who is a shareholder of Black Rock 


And manages about a third of global investment capital.
Black Rock is also a major shareholder of MICROSOFT, owned by Bill Gates

Who is a shareholder of Pfizer, which sells a vaccine. 

 Who is also now the first sponsor of the World Health Organization (WHO)

So when someone asks how a dead bat sold in a wet market in China has infected the whole planet, we have to include in our answer that it was very good for businesses: Financial services, as we must all use card transactions now and borrow to manage and possibly still face repossessions; Technology. Billions of public funds have been designated for a digital economy and digital agriculture. This may be smart but it is devoid of humanity and ill-equipped to serve us. And remember technology is largely unregulated, with no safety testing or accountability for the effects of new technologies on biodiversity or human/animal/plant health. And, of course, carte blanche for big pharmaceutical companies.  With track records of legal settlements for medical fraud, false claims and other public health catastrophes, they are now enjoying an open public cheque book, to fill with research, to create vaccines that they are allowed to patent and not disclose ingredients and method, the effects of which they are not legally responsible for anyway and be heralded as a saving grace. 


So, no, we have let banks and profit lead the way for long enough. We don’t need to take them on, we just need to be putting a little away for a rainy day, somewhere where they can’t get it. It’s silly really, because as I keep saying, if we could make some real money through our own ingenuity and assets and multiply it by the fractional reserve, it is a win win. The banks will get paid back their debts in double quick time.