Happy New Year

Hi all. Haven’t been on here for a while. Sorry, not neglect, just a crazy busy life and I’m one of those people who likes to wait till she has something worthy of saying before putting it out there.

So to start the year off with a bang, I’ve decided to share some thoughts on the book I’m currently reading. The Stand, Stephen King.

The Stand Stephen King

 

I haven’t finished yet so no spoilers please, but it’s quite spine-chilling the amount of things he writes about, which at that time (the 70’s I believe) were purely fictional, but if you look at the world now, it’s very easy to believe many of them have come true. Apart from the worldwide virus taking us all out … and they way GMO’s, pollution etc are going, it’s not a totally far-fetched scenario either.

Scary times people. We are living a Stephen King Thriller, and we all know how many make it out of those alive…

Not trying to be a downer, but I think we all need to try our utmost to help alleviate the damage humans are doing to this planet. At least as much as in our power to do so. Research things. Be aware. Don’t blindly trust those in charge, for contrary to what they say, they do NOT always (in fact rarely) have our best interests at heart. Money and greed have been taking a terrible toll on the world. It cannot continue to have free reign to do so.

Apart from that, be well, be safe and if you can, be happy.

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Jack and the Magic Beans (also known as the Tale of the Trojan TPPA)

I was thinking this morning of how to simplify this TPPA thing so more people would make an effort to:

a) CARE about it and,

b) actually GET what it means…

So far I can liken it to Jack and the Beanstalk.

How? You may ask.89H

Jack was supposed to take his cow to the market to sell so he and his mother could buy food to eat. Along the way some shifty dude in a long trench coat gave him some ‘magic’ beans in exchange for the cow. Now, being a lazy teenager, Jack thought WOW, magic beans and I don’t have to walk this smelly cow all the way to market, its a win-win situation, right?
Wrong!
Now if Jack hadn’t been so lazy and impatient to offload that cow, he may have dug deeper and interrogated that shifty dude in the trench coat … and learned that the beans would lead to a long climb with an angry giant waiting at the top to crush him and that golden goose he was after… well, it wasn’t going to be as easy to get his hot little hands on as Jack thought.
The KEY point I’m making here (and I use that word deliberately) is that if you all think of the TPPA as THOSE MAGIC BEANS, our darling NZ PM as that shifty dude in the trench coat, and the bloody scary giant waiting at the top to gobble us up… as the good old MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATIONS  … then maybe, just maybe, this fairy tale, might have a happier ending this time?