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What is the Opportunity/Cost of the Australian Defence Budget? What of peace?

Australia follows, is that in the public interest given the creation of circumstances which are collapsing our economy and making us dependent. Is that wise? What is sovereignty in truth? As a citizen I care nothing for propaganda, cyber warfare, them vs us, information control, satellite based surveillance and smart cities. I see where it is all going. I care about the suffering I see in the Australian people who have had their livelihoods destroyed, who are experiencing restrictions, who are contemplating ending their lives tonight. I send love to my people. I send love to the United States. I send Love to Russia, I send love to China. I ask for all to awaken the dragon.

Posted on April 19, 2020 | Views: 325

by Lisa Chiu: It’s More than Just Your Sign…


The well-trodden (no pun intended) story of the Chinese zodiac is cute, but a bit trite. The tale usually begins with the Jade Emperor, or Buddha, depending on the teller, who summoned all the animals of the universe for a race, or a banquet, depending on the teller. The 12 animals of the zodiac all headed to the palace. The order that they came in determined the order of the zodiac. The order is as follows:

Rat: (1984, 1996, 2008, add 12 years for each subsequent year)
Ox: (1985, 1997, 2009)
Tiger: (1986, 1998, 2010)
Rabbit: (1987, 1999, 2011)
Dragon: (1976, 1988, 2000)
Snake: (1977, 1989, 2001)
Horse: (1978, 1990, 2002)
Ram: (1979, 1991, 2003)
Monkey: (1980, 1992, 2004)
Chicken: (1981, 1993, 2005)
Dog: (1982, 1994, 2006)
Pig: (1983, 1995, 2007)

During the journey, however, the animals got involved in everything from high jinx to heroism. For example the rat, who won the race, only did so through guile and trickery: it jumped onto the back of the ox and won by a nose. The snake, apparently also a little sneaky, hid on the hoof of a horse in order to cross a river. When they got to the other side, it scared the horse and beat it in the contest. The dragon, however, proved to be honorable and altruistic. By all accounts, the dragon would have won the race as it could fly, but it had stopped to help villagers caught in a flooding river cross safely, or it stopped to assist the rabbit in crossing the river, or it stopped to help create rain for a drought-ridden farmland, depending on the teller.

My question to Australian Defence forces, given you are not a super power the aim is not to win as we are a small power, but what if it is to help with the real war that catalysed the bush fires, the floods, climate change, pollution, poverty and next will be famine (food security).

Colonel Jim Channon recommends that the military be deployed to restore planetary systems and work as a force for peace. Why not work for 100% of humanity in the shortest time (Buckminster Fuller). Jim was featured in the film “Men that Stare at Goats” which starred Jeff Bridges and George Clooney. This is his planning document that many in defence have looked over. He was a popular speaker as he stepped outside of the military box yet he knew the military.

The only winning is when we all win. That is homeostasis. Australia defence budget: $270b earmarked on new weapons, fleets, troops

Australia defence budget: $270b earmarked on new weapons, fleets, troops

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PM warns Australians to prepare for a ‘more dangerous, more disorderly world’ Beijing’s South China Sea reaction ‘doesn’t correspond with reality’

Liberal MP Dave Sharma has downplayed talk of tensions with China over Australia’s submission to the United Nations rejecting Beijing’s maritime claims in the South China Sea.

An artists impression of a US X-51A Waverider hypersonic vehicle used to demonstrate hypersonic flight which is all the rage in weapons. Picture: AFP PHOTO / US AIR FORCE /Source:AFP

Australia will ramp up defence spending to $270 billion over the next decade as the country prepares for a “post-COVID world that is poorer, more dangerous and more disorderly,” the Prime Minister said this afternoon.

Around $90bn of that will be spent on advanced new kit, including “hypersonic” weapons, fighter jets and a cyber warfare capability. Australia will also put its own spy satellites in space.

It’s a ballsy move designed to project Australia’s military might, show it can hit back if provoked and give it more muscle on the world stage.

But Mr Morrison thinks it’s necessary, telling the Australian Defence Force Academy today that, “the Indo-Pacific is the epicentre of rising strategic competition.”

“We have seen recently on the disputed border between India and China, in the South China Sea, and in the East China Sea.”

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces today that the Government will invest $270 billion over the next 10 years to upgrade the capability and potency of the Australian Defence Force. Picture: Adam Taylor/PMO

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces today that the Government will invest $270 billion over the next 10 years to upgrade the capability and potency of the Australian Defence Force. Picture: Adam Taylor/PMOSource:Supplied

China is extending its influence into Pacific areas where Australia, New Zealand and the US have long been the pre-eminent powers.

RELATED: Big holes in Australia’s defences north of the 26th parallel

The aim is for Australia to not only to guard its patch of the Pacific but also fend off cyber-attacks and warfare. The budget boost will see the ADF grow by 800 personnel.

“The Indo-Pacific is where we live. We want an open, sovereign Indo-Pacific, free from coercion and hegemony, Mr Morrison said.

Just as relations have deteriorated with China, so Australia’s has been increasing its military links to India and other nations on our side of the world.

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In the 2020 Defence Strategic Update and the new Force Structure Plan, released by Scott Morrison today, he announced defence spending would hit at least 2 per cent of gross domestic product in the 2020/21 financial year. The government will give Defence $270 billion over the next decade – up from the $195 billion promised in 2016.

The PM said Australia needed stronger deterrence capabilities to “influence their calculus of costs involved in threatening Australian interests”.

“The simple truth is this: even as we stare down the COVID pandemic at home, we need to also prepare for a post-COVID world that is poorer, more dangerous and more disorderly,” he said.

Australian authorities have raised recent concerns over cyber-attacks from China and Russia, terror cells throughout the Indo-Pacific and the shifting regional power balance between China and the US.


Defence will get lots of cash to spend on fancy new technology.

The first cash splash is almost modest compared to what is also on the cards, with the ADF to get the US built AGM-158C long range anti-ship missiles, at a cost of $800 million.

AGM-158C long range anti-ship missiles which Australia is buying $800 million worth of.

AGM-158C long range anti-ship missiles which Australia is buying $800 million worth of.Source:Supplied

Australia then intends to spend $10bn to jump on the hypersonic bandwagon – the must have missile of the 2020s.

These hypersonic weapons, if they can be made to work, have two major benefits. Firstly, they are incredibly fast and can head towards the enemy at speeds of greater than Mach 5. Secondly, they can duck and weave in an effort to evade enemy defences.

That’s in contrast to current long-range missiles that follow a predictable arc as they head towards their target.

These could be used to protect critical shipping lanes that Australia depends upon. For instance, 90 per cent of the oil Australia uses is imported and much of that passes through Singapore.

A hypersonic missile built by Boeing. Picture: US air force

A hypersonic missile built by Boeing. Picture: US air forceSource:News360

Chinese People's Liberation Army concept art showing hypersonic projectiles falling among a US carrier battlegroup.

Chinese People’s Liberation Army concept art showing hypersonic projectiles falling among a US carrier battlegroup.Source:Supplied

Veteran Petition to Albanese and Morrison Not to Go to War

This petition came into my inbox.  I don’t usually open it but I felt a definite intuition to open it. 

It is good to see an Australian ex soldier encouraging Australians to use democracy and add their name to the petition to the Australian Government to not enter yet another war of aggression in the case of Iran.

I like that he has emphasised the fact that as great friends we have to point out when something is wrong.  That is true friendship.  That is why I say that in my own videos.  The US illegal wars of aggression are not right and the evidence is stacking up that there are other forces at work here.

The war in reality is not about Trump it is a corporate driven conflict about oil and control.  The political process in the United States is influenced not by leaders and elected representatives but those in power behind the scenes.  So it is not disloyal to the United States people.  The problem to tackle here is vested interests using governments to invade countries and kill civilians. This is why the word ‘fabricated’ was used.

I thank the Australian soldier Brett Hopkinson for bravely claiming is democracy and speaking up, he is serving us ‘the Australian’ people when he does that.  My hope is that those in Australian Defence give this alliance deeper contemplation from a war crimes perspective.  Is our alliance unconditional or does Australian sovereignty and the will of the Australian people have any weight?  Who is being served in reality?  

I will post my latest video below in support of Australian soldiers.

Australian troops are helping fight bush fires, so the last place they should be is Iran. But if the US starts a war, Australia tends to join it. Brett is an Army veteran who believes we have no place in Trump’s Iran war. susan, sign if you agree.

Say “No” to Australian involvement in an America/Iran War

Brett Hopkinson started this petition to Anthony Albanese and it now has 5,570 signatures

Sign now with a click

As a former veteran I understand our accords to assist our greatest ally, the United States of America. However we must not fall into another cold blooded fabricated war in the Middle East.

I call upon our leaders to appreciate that sometimes to be a great ally is to point out when a friend has gone in the wrong direction.

Let us at least TRY to avert the deaths and injury of millions of civilians who never asked or want war. Also to protect our heroic defence force from their pointless deaths and utilise them for DEFENCE not illegal and immoral aggression.

I am not a political activist and I don’t have any particular political affiliation and I have never done anything like this before. But I know how quickly these situations will escalate and decisions will be being made as to how Australia reacts.

Please join with me to send a categorical message to our leaders that we DO NOT want to be part of yet another horrific and avoidable war. War which inevitably destabilises the whole region and inevitability leads to even worse terrorism and lawlessness to take root.

Mr Morrison and Mr Albanese, please do what you know is the right thing and not support any further military aggression with Iran.

The War Within US

Is the war path The Way? It is the duty of who see the blind man on a blind horse heading towards the abyss.  For the War US is within projected without in endless wars of win/lose.  What is put out returns is the inner-sense.



This is the song to those who cannot see,


This is for those who can not hear,


This is for those who can not speak with


Who are deaf and dumb to what they do,

And how it affects what others choose.


For you are busy,

You are consumed,

By your own pain,

And those around you are invisible,

For the war within is the real war,

That divides society,

At its core.


So I say to all,

Please stop yelling,

And start listening,

Please stop ignoring,

And start facing the mirror,

Please let go of the story of others,

And look into your own story,

Let go of criticism of how others wrong you,

And consider what you are doing which is wrong,

For you are the role model,

You live the example,

And what example are you setting,

What is that you do that you keep forgetting?

As you project on to others what you cannot own,

The walls you build keep emotions out,

As your windows are dark and stained,

As denial hides in the corner,

Refusing to let go,

Of the past.


Has misery made a home in your heart?

Has blame made your bed?

Have patterns become grooves,

That dive deep,

As the same record keeps on playing,

The same old song.


Why not try a new song?

Why not jump the track?

Why not open the windows and see,

Close your eyes and listen,

For the birds are singing at a higher crescendo,

As a new morning dawns as above so below,

You yawn as you see a different day glow,

As realisation hits you like a thunderbolt,

That there is no blade of grass out of place,

That every moment comes to you by design,

All is for your greatest good,

Even when It seems bleak,

For when you seek you will find,

A way opens out of darkness.


The Fool’s Journey Home to Peace

I felt inspired to write this today.  What we fear we create.  When we own it we change the outcome and indeed the future for children.

Before reading the poem below here are two trailers that connect to it.  The first is Hackshaw Ridge, the US soldier who saved lives rather than ending them. He asked god ‘one more…’ Every life is precious.  The second is a scene out of Star Wars when Luke sees himself in Darth Vader. There is great wisdom in films when you are open to truth.

The poem is to awaken the force as those seen as the Fool discovers the journey home. Truth is the pathway. Whistle-blowers are the way showers.



I sit in a café feeling inspired,

The fire of my inquiry licks at the wood that is called the forest,

For we only see the wood for the trees,

We cannot see nature and its intimate wisdom that stands still,

For all to see,

But many do not hear the whisper on the winds of time,

That we must change or fall,

For how can one hear a tree fall in the forest if we no longer exist.


I find my road is off the beaten track,

I have taken the side road,

Albeit a track less travelled,

For I must find my way through the jungle alone,

For the dark night of the soul was confronting all fear,

40 days in the desert was to confront the rings of fear,

For there are many rings causing fear in this world

Of confusion.


I feel I have journeyed for many lifetimes in the ONE,

I have stood in many shoes feeling their feelings,

For humanity is where we are the same same but different,

Dictatorship demands those different be the same and not different,

And these are the polarities of climate change anchoring to determine a new direction,

The trick is to sense which way the wind blows in this play,

It can blow hot then cold or cold then hot as if a fever,

For our world is out of balance as it searches to recalibrate homeostasis,

For nature is the final arbiter in this argument that was an opportunity,

For disruption can be an opportunity to see oneself, to jump the track, to become uncomfortable as the rhythm of routine is disrupted,

As events are orchestrated by a conductor or some may say, a wizard,

For he seeks an endless yellow brick road believing gold is of value,

For in the end he will cash in the chips to discover he was fooled by the gold,

For all that glitters is not gold some may say,

To be good as gold is what glitters sparkles in an amplified light,

To know thyself is the Fool’s Gold,

It is the wisdom of the Fool that invites you to play,

To have a say for you are the creator of reality,

And the world turns up in this image,

What image are you creating? 

A world of terror, insecurity and threat for your children?

Or a world of security, infinite possibility and sustainability for all children?

As the universe is your voting booth,

It cannot be rigged or interfered with as real outcomes arise from intention,

What you intend will manifest if you believe and then see,

For watching t.v. manifests an alternate reality that you see then believe,

And this is the mirror of opposites,

It is the distorted mirror exaggerating, elongating, minimising who you think you are,

For when you look in the mirror to see you

only you can know you.


The Jester wears the diamonds as a chessboard as we all make moves,

We all contrast, differ, argue and fight as we seek the light of understanding to lead us out of confusion,

So re-member: It is not to avoid the fight but to stand out in the crowd to find the middle ground,

For at the centrepoint you will find room for all views as 360 degrees frees the mason,

For the Philosophers stone is not chiselled but shape changed by truth,

Purity can not emerge from cultures of abuse called defence changing rules of engagement,

To engage in the truth means to look at you as there is no enemy but unquestioned thoughts believed as true,

For the truth will never advocate abuse, incarceration, torture or extra judicial killings,

Hacksaw is not to remove the leg but to remember true faith that one is not in control,

For those experiencing the soul as less believe in full spectrum dominance and excess,

As greed is the addiction unquestioned,

Business-as-usual refuses to break containment of the slave trade,

As slavery in all its forms can be called freedom yet free dominion is free will,

And we are all given free will whether punished or not,

Human nature is free to love or not,

Human experience is free to fight wars or find peace,

For we must travel our journey through who we are not (psalm 23) to find the enlightenment of who we are,

And all take this journey whether they fight God or not,

For when you fight it always hurts,

When you love it expands the play,

For to play with life is to find your life purpose has meaning,

For this is a meaningfull life when you see to look into your world book.


My story book is a Fool for Peace,

It can be read with suspicion,

It can be read with intelligence,

It can be read with intrigue or mystery,

It can be read top to bottom or bottom to top,

Perhaps sampled by topic of interest or deleted,

As you choose,

For I am you,

You are me,

And each must play a part,

In creating eternity.


For this is the infinity symbol,

Of Omni,

It is a sign wave,

When we focus it becomes a particle no longer in theory,

What you think about you bring about (Universal Law of Attraction),

What you resists persists and what you look at disappears (see through illusion),

As the truth sets you free to see past resistance perfectly,

For to fight against always invites in,

This is the Yin and Yang of war and peace,

To focus on what you want determines happiness or continued drama,

As choice is a vote,

A vote determines if the boat floats or the Titanic sinks,

The think tank reveals addiction to materialism and the fear of not enough as the core problem,

Yet your happy destiny is unavoidable when you believe and then see,

So what you believe will enslave you or set you free,

To see there are no masters and no servants only possibilities…

To be or not to be


As this was always the quintessential Question of Philosophers,

Turning water into wine as an elixir to shape change the Philosophers stone masons on Temple Mount into free masons discovering the truth is unconditional love,

As the gentle dove of peace frees a divided Jerusalem, frees the City of London from magic circles (rings) and frees the Vatican to unite as Adam (atom) is Eve (beginning) touching Creation in reunification to find true love in equality,

For 3:3:3 is trinity, triune and three fold flame of completion of the Fool’s Journey,

For you can only be the Fool when you be true to yourself,

As the self made whole is diversity in unity,

As we are meant to be same same but different.

Life is the mirror not the mask,

The Fool wears the mask to pull off the mask of false faces to reveal,

Luke Skywalker is Darth Vader when he fights against himself
he becomes divided and unconscious within,

When he awakens the soul-force denial fades and he reveals the terror-ist within,

For Galactic peace dawns in the realisation that there is ‘no other’,

And in the end the last decision is to love ‘all that is’,

For the dove is waiting on your welcome …home,

To this veritable sustainable

Garden of Eden.