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  • Australians Really Need To Start Paying Attention.

    Australian men and women really need to start paying attention.

    What the Attorney-General [Senator the Hon George Brandis QC] is almost attempting to do is to convince us that we are a "sovereign" state and that as such, we decide our own destiny, meaning law, etc

    This is almost along the lines of other U.N. (corporate) thinking, too.

    Here: *** https://www.facebook.com/groups/211871612287035/permalink/529671433840383/

    Ross BradleyHow to get out of paying fines, rego, fees and tolls

    The LAW?? (**cough**)

    New Australian law reform inquiry to focus on freedoms - 11 Dec. 2013

    "I have asked the Commission to identify where traditional rights, freedoms and privileges are unnecessarily compromised within the legal structure of the Commonwealth. .... Where encroachments exist, the Commission will determine whether they are justified.

    "For too long we have seen freedoms of the individual diminish and become devalued. The Coalition Government will strive to protect and restore them."

    "Freedoms are some of the most fundamental of all human rights. They underpin the principles of democracy and we cannot take them for granted.

    "The Commission will focus in particular upon commercial and corporate regulation; ........ environmental regulation; and workplace relations."

    The Attorney-General [Senator the Hon George Brandis QC] has asked the Commission to provide its report by 1 December 2014.

    The proposed terms of reference are attached.
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    Traditional rights, freedoms and privileges

    1.1 The Australian Law Reform Commission has been asked to identify and critically examine Commonwealth laws that encroach upon 'traditional' or 'common law' rights, freedoms and privileges

    http://www.alrc.gov.au/…/traditional-rights-freedoms-and-pr…

    Freedoms Inquiry Wiki - Catalogue of Australian Commonwealth laws that limit or encroach upon traditional rights, freedoms/privileges - Published on 15 September 2014.

    The ALRC has been asked to consider corporate and commercial law, environmental law and workplace relations law, but the Inquiry is not limited to these areas.

    We need two things:

    1- In the first column of the relevant table, identify the law that limits or encroaches on the particular right, freedom or privilege-the name of the statute and, if possible, the section number;

    2- The second column of the table, briefly explains how the law encroaches on the right, freedom or privilege.

    What are Traditional Rights - http://tinyurl.com/nb8kqm8

    Traditional rights, freedoms and privileges | ALRC

    1.1 The Australian Law Reform Commission has been asked to identify and critically examine Commonwealth laws that encroach upon 'traditional' or 'common law' rights,...

    alrc.gov.au

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    • Ross Bradley ..
      George Brandis (and the ALRC) need to soon realise that we, as a U.N. corporate state are NOT "sovereign" and that if the very "originals" (in both Australia and the America's/Canada) must answer to papal law (the bulls), then that law equally applies, to us all.

      < "The Papal Bulls that sanctioned the invasion and exploitation of Indigenous peoples lands all around the world are still valid." >

      < "However, the legacy of Terra Nullius remains with the Crown retaining the underlying sovereignty of all land in Australia." >

      Fact! http://bit.ly/1wB9Zx7

      In the U.N. and in relation to the "Doctrine of Discovery", well, the more things change the more they stay the same? (It simply ain't 'gunna' happen.)

      [The U.N. corporation answers to who?]

      < The eleventh session of the Permanent Forum described the Doctrine of Discovery as a "nefarious doctrine" that "became the basis for the assertion of authority and control [by states] over the lives of Indigenous Peoples and their lands, territories and resources." >

      At its 13th session, the Forum recommended that the full "Study on the impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery on indigenous peoples.."

      < In fact, the high-level meeting did nothing. [The high-level plenary meeting / World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.]

      It neither discussed nor repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery. It left the doctrine in place, without critique, as an ongoing basis for states to claim Native lands.>

      < "Popular desires" exist for Indigenous Peoples to have standing in the United Nations. A rational examination of the evidence shows this has not happened.

      The evidence from the high-level outcome document shows the UN does not even pay attention to its own Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. >

      http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/.../un-ignoring...

      The Doctrine of Discovery

      Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia. One of the largest community based Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

      als.org.au

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    • Ross Bradley .
      Clearly the corporation that is Australia (the Government of Australia) answers to the crown (the Holy SEE/Pope Francis) and it does so through the Governor General, [Sir] Peter Cosgrove. (As a corporation sole.)

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    • Ross Bradley .
      Rule of Law ... Natural law. ...Common law

      - http://tinyurl.com/a3tet3f

      < Speaking at a UN conference on international law, the Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States [Archbishop Dominique Mamberti] said that the rule of law must ultimately be based on a common understanding of natural law. >

      How could the 'enforcement' of any state corporation's Statute, Act, Legislation or, Road Rule ever be considered as being valid, in terms of a living man and women (being the "policy enforcer") having any such 'validity of enforcement' at law, over another's man or, women's protection through, Natural law?

      (Natural law - Common law - Do no Harm.)

      Page 10/17 - http://tinyurl.com/n4btr5y

      Ross Bradley

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    Always, only an opinion.

    LC

    ps; *** (Should the link to the Facebook Group early in the post, not open.)

    "Sovereign" - "Sovereignty" (Re-visited.)

    Often misused words, this pic below from Canada's 'corporate rule book' begs that we should have a further look into both these very words.

    In a search of content in the group, there are many mentions in discussions of that word "sovereign" and or, "sovereignty". - http://tinyurl.com/ovoe4mf

    The "Crown"

    We make the claim in this group that the Pope (Francis) is the only Living 'sovereign' (and of a sovereign state - the Vatican City State), and of all 193 corporate states of, the UNITED NATIONS' corporation.

    This leads us to the realisation that under the initial Supreme (and what is the only Lawful) Global Estate Trust, all the land within those 193 corporate states is "crown" land and is controlled under that same Trust. We are the living Beneficiaries of that Land.

    Are Homes 'over-priced'? You bet they are. Are Rates on land an unlawful impost? Yes indeed they are.

    Are corporate state governments that either sell crown land or, permit the sale of farm land to foreign corporations acting deceitfully? You bet they are. Are they not, only selling a "right" to manage and or, farm that land? (China is known to be buying lots of farm-land. A 'right' to grow food.)

    Was the consortium that paid out $7 billion for 'Queensland Motorways' to QIC Ltd not 'sold a pup'? I thing they were.

    http://tinyurl.com/mxhoojs

    I guess the list could get much longer. The "land" itself is never "owned", as you can't own land. It belongs to the people. (It's part of the Global Estate Trust.)

    "Sovereignty"

    Whilst there is only the ONE living sovereign lawmaker it just may be the case, that all the corporate entities or, states within the UNITED NATIONS corporation (including even, down to our 'local' councils) are considered as legally being individually, independent 'sovereign' states - and do have a certain power for them to do everything in a state, without accountability. (As long as it is lawful.)

    Both the pic below and the following words point to this as being a possibility.

    This would mean that ethically & lawfully (deceit?), corporate governments and corporate local councils can "buy" land yet they can't sell it.

    Why? (Read above. Is it an ethical sale? Full disclosure?)

    Councils (it's pretty clear when you read this) are all considered as being, "other political subdivisions".

    When a former Comptroller General of the United States (yes, of Congress, and as the 'bean counter' for the very UNITED STATES corporation itself and under the UNITED NATIONS' corporation - and that includes all of the 193 corporate states that are all ultimately, under the law of the Pope), gets to refer to the governing of that corporation, and mentions other (so called) 'sovereign nations' - and 'other political subdivisions' ... all, virtually being (autonomous) "Sovereign Governments", it may well be worth taking notice of?

    (And I know that's quite a "mouth full" - that may well need your re-reading, at least a number of times. - Full story in pps;)

    Comptroller General - http://tinyurl.com/klq7h47

    Story: www.ifac.org/global-knowledge-gateway/vi...

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    pps; It's Time for Sovereign Governments to Practice What They Preach

    by Hon. David M. Walker, Former US Comptroller General | May 20, 2014

    1

    Political leaders and regulatory agencies in various countries and supra-national entities spend a lot of time focusing on the need for quality financial reporting by public companies. At the same time, current financial reporting by sovereign nations and other political subdivisions (e.g., states/provinces, municipalities) leaves a lot to be desired.

    As a CPA and a former Comptroller General of the United States, I know that the financial condition of most government entities is much worse than advertised. For example, in the US, the balance sheet does not include several trillion dollars of actual government debt related to current social insurance programs. In addition, the unfunded obligations related to certain social insurance programs (i.e., Social Security and Medicare), which are not on the balance sheet, are multiple times greater than the debt and other liabilities that are on the balance sheet.

    I have also seen how many government entities try to distort the facts in an attempt to deceive people about their budget status and financial condition. Some egregious examples include:

    • Considering the proceeds from a debt offering as revenue in cash based budget reporting.
    • Deferring pension plan contributions and calling it a spending cut when, in fact, it is a deferred spending increase.
    • Delaying payment of current obligations or accelerating revenue attributable to future periods.
    • Using one-time revenues (e.g., grants) as a basis to make multi-year commitments.

    Accrual-based financial statements, a budget reconciliation statement, and an appropriate stewardship statement can help to reduce "expectation gaps" resulting from the above type practices. Clearly the status quo is unacceptable and unsustainable.

    The time has come to modernize government financial reporting in a manner that doesn't just focus on today but also tomorrow. Some examples of needed high-level financial reporting improvements in government that are applicable on a global basis include:

    • Requiring adoption of generally accepted international accounting and reporting standards that could be supplemented by additional domestic disclosures, as and if applicable domestic standard setters and regulators deem it necessary.
    • Requiring full accrual-based financial reporting.
    • Requiring a financial statement that reconciles any alternative basis of accounting used for budget purposes (e.g., modified cash) with the full accrual-based financial statements.
    • Requiring a stewardship financial statement that projects the likely financial and inter-generational implications of current government policies, programs, and fiscal policy.

    The truth is many governments have grown too big, promised too much, and are in need of fundamental restructuring. This is especially true in connection with many social insurance and public retirement programs given current demographic trends. As has been in the case the private sector, improving current financial reporting will likely serve to accelerate needed transformational changes to existing social insurance programs, other spending practices, and tax policies.

    While additional financial reporting improvements are needed, government annual reports should also be expanded to include more performance reporting. For example, taxpayers deserve to know what type of outcomes are being achieved by the government's combined spending tax and regulatory actions as compared to related goals and other comparator entities (e.g., countries, states/provinces, municipalities).

    It's time for governments to move from laggards to leaders in connection with financial reporting. This change is necessary to provide more useful information for both investors (e.g., bondholders) and taxpayers. It is also necessary to help avoid unexpected crises today and help prepare for a better tomorrow.

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    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euroscepticism

    Feb 21 5:01 AM | Link | 1 Comment
  • He's Got The Whole World In His Hands. (Does It Get Any Clearer?)

    A thread from Facebook.

    Rule of Law .... and the principle of legality. ("Nullum crimen sine lege".)

    Learn, that with any/all kinds of "Administrative sanctions" (punishments) handed down by men and women, that it is a moral principle in criminal law that where there's no crime, there can't be a punishment.

    That's besides the total lack of "power" for men and women (with no "crown" support) to lawfully get to punish other men and women.

    < In a speech on October 13th, Archbishop Auza said the Holy See "endorsed a definition of the 'rule of law', which is both rationally and morally grounded upon the substantial principles of justice, including the inalienable dignity and value of every human person prior to any law or social consensus; and, as a consequence of the recognition of this dignity, those elements of fundamental justice such as respect for the principle of legality (Nullum crimen sine lege), the presumption of innocence and the right to due process. Likewise, regarding relations among States, the rule of law means the paramount respect of human rights, equality of the rights of nations; and respect for international customary law, treaties (Pacta sunt servanda) and other sources of international law. >

    "Nullum crimen sine lege" ('no crime without law') is the moral principle in criminal law and international criminal law that a person cannot or should not face criminal punishment except for an act that was criminalized by law before he/she performed the act. - http://tinyurl.com/oeowuag

    Holy See to UN: Rule of Law unattainable without social trust

    Holy See to UN: Rule of Law unattainable without social trust

    en.radiovaticana.va

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    • Ross Bradley .
      The Holy SEE (as the lawmaking body) is clearly telling the UNITED NATIONS what is required, at law. (No one is above the law.)

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    • Ross Bradley .
      It's important to realise that All Acts, Statutes, Legislation or, Rules, apply only to those men and women who are CONtracted to or, work for the government corporations. As they are ONLY, the corporate rules.

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    • Ross Bradley .
      All men and women (born into or, living on the land mass called Australia) are under the Law of the Land.

      It's because we live on the land that was invaded under the "power" of the lawmaker, the Pope. (Many moons ago.)

      In learning of the "Doctrine of Discovery" it all becomes clearer. And yes, its for all men and women born into or, living on the land-mass called, Australia.

      < "The Papal Bulls that sanctioned the invasion and exploitation of Indigenous peoples lands all around the world are still valid.">

      < "However, the legacy of Terra Nullius remains with the Crown retaining the underlying sovereignty of all land in Australia."

      The question is (does it really need any further explaining?), just who/what is the "crown"? And just who, controls the land? (With ALL the people- the living beneficiaries of the land, as part of that Global Estate Trust.) >

      http://bit.ly/1wB9Zx7

      The Doctrine of Discovery

      Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia. One of the largest community based Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

      als.org.au

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    • Pedro Pedrito Pedrin The problem here is that the Holy SEE has no power to impose over other countries other than those it controls. We have seen on multiple occasions that unless the rule (legislation, treaty, convention, agreement, etc) is made law within the governing borders of each rule (country) it cannot be sanction within but where externally agreed.

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    • Ross Bradley .
      No one can be a "sovereign" (man or, women) when they are "under" the law of the land they live on. That should be very clear to all.

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    • Ross Bradley .
      You better believe that that statement you have made is wrong, Pedro Pedrito Pedrin.

      Under the Rule of Law, all men and government corporations are all under the law of the Holy SEE.

      All Justices (Judges) answer only to, that Law and must abide by, the Rule of Law.

      Justices do not answer to corporate governments. (That is what is called, the separation of powers.)

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    • Ross Bradley .
      The 'head-line' to the OP article is so ironic in itself.

      "Holy See to UN: Rule of Law unattainable without social trust"

      Ironic? Why?

      It's because the ONLY (social) Trust that is now "valid" (at law) is that Global Estate Trust - and that many of us were "born into" (again, at law), and from the recording of (the "registering of), our "Live" birth date.

      We (as living men and women) are the living beneficiaries of that Global Estate Trust. The Pope (Francis), is the Trustee and the lawmaker and as such, that we are mostly all under.

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    • Pedro Pedrito Pedrin From my understanding the Anglican church separated from the pope long before taking over Australia. Given that the English crown is under or a backer of the Anglican branch of Christianity, would that make Australia independent of the Holy SEE? Bit confused at present trying to soak it all in!

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    • Ross Bradley .
      Churches have nothing to do with, the Law. This is where most people become CONfused. Or, have been truly indoctrinated. (Preconditioned.)

      This video is a must watch, for you to realise that.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9U4GhoTBXI

      Truth About the Magna Carta

      There is a lot of discussion in many social networking groups about the Magna Carta and it is of particular...

      youtube.com

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      Always, only an opinion.

      LC

    PS; Santos Bonacci .. (Public Statement for breaking Assumptions)

    YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=85027636&a...

    Santos will himself realise one day (as will his many fans), that when you are living on the land, you are under the law of the land.

    If Santos has a Birth Certificate he will likely be a Living Beneficiary of the Global Estate Trust (at law), and be both under and protected by the Trustee, who is the lawmaker. (Pope Francis.)

    Truth and Reality combined, is such a hard pill to swallow.

    Just sayin' ...

    Jan 29 7:20 PM | Link | Comment!
  • "VatiLeaks" - Archbishop And Butler Did It.... (Signalling End Of Roman Cult)

    The beginning of the end of the (so called) corrupt Roman cult began, when:

    < Pope Benedict, had issued a decree for the Vatican to adopt international money-laundering norms to combat the financing of terrorism. This initiative would allow outside auditors to examine the Vatican's financial books. ....... For an institution historically allergic to scrutiny, this constituted a revolution. >

    Pope Francis then 'put the icing on the cake' with his Decree (issued Motu Proprio), that commenced on September 1st, 2013.

    Goodies V's Baddies - And surely, two unsung heroes?

    < As Secretary General of the Governatorate, he [Archbishop Carlo Viganò] spoke at the General Assembly of Interpol in Nov. 2010, saying that ......

    ....."the issue which needs to be faced is one closely linked to the process of globalisation which is now affecting every aspect of the life of nations, peoples and individuals, and is accompanied by political and economic changes which are often uncontrolled and even uncontrollable. This in fact is what touches most closely the lives of nations and individual citizens.

    [And] While it is true that globalisation offers opportunities for development and enrichment, ...... it is also true that it can cause increased poverty and hunger, which in turn can spark chain reactions often leading to widely disparate forms of violence.

    Nor can we underestimate the fact that the fruits of technological and scientific progress can, for all their enormous benefits to humanity, be used in a way that clearly violates the order of creation, even to the point of denying the sacredness of life and stripping the human person and the family of their natural identity".

    He went on to say:

    "The Holy See has always recalled this urgent need, conscious of the fact that the desire for peace, the pursuit of justice, respect for the dignity of the person, humanitarian cooperation and assistance are expressions of the just aspirations of the human spirit and the ideals which ought to undergird international relations.

    The Holy See has done so vigorously, even in recent days, as for example by intervening in the current debate on disarmament at the United Nations and urging all parties to reach agreement on definitive and complete disarmament"

    Pope Benedict XVI had appointed Viganò ambassador to the United States, a plum post where he would settle into a stately mansion on Massachusetts Avenue, across the street from the vice president's residence.

    "He went through the ordeal making it very clear he was unhappy with it," said one former ambassador to the Vatican, who attended the Vatican Gardens ceremony in the late summer of 2011. "And we just couldn't figure out, us outsiders and non-Italians, what was going on."

    There was no such confusion within Vatican walls.

    Benedict had installed Viganò to enact a series of reforms within the Vatican. But some of Rome's highest-ranking cardinals undercut the efforts and hastened Viganò's exile to the United States. > WP - tinyurl.com/cfskheh

    Suspect? Cardinal Bertone... tinyurl.com/mumwyn4

    Pope Francis 'furious' at senior Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone's plan to 'retire in four-storey penthouse'

    < Pope Francis is reportedly furious at the plans of a former senior member of the clergy, who hopes to retire in a palatial penthouse apartment overlooking Rome.

    Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone was appointed secretary of state - one of the most senior positions in the Church - by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006, and retired last October.

    Claims that Bertone planned to create a lavish home emerged in April, and came to a head in late May when Italian gossip magazine, Chi, published a photo of the renovation atop the Palazzo San Carlo building in the Italian city. >

    That above story: tinyurl.com/m33y7t5

    "The [VatiLeaks] scandal first came to light in January 2012 when Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi published letters from Carlo Maria Viganò, formerly the second ranked Vatican administrator to the Pope, in which he begged not to be transferred for having exposed alleged corruption that cost the Holy See millions in higher contract prices. Viganò is now the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States.

    On Friday (May 25) 2012 ....Vatican police announced the arrest of a person who was "illicitly in possession" of confidential Vatican documents.

    The person was later revealed to be Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict's "assistente di camera," or butler. WP tinyurl.com/q7sy98n

    The butler read letters fleshing out how Viganò, an ambitious enforcer of Benedict's good government reforms, had earned powerful enemies.

    < In early 2011, a series of hostile anonymous articles attacking Viganò began appearing in the Italian media.

    Under duress, Viganò appealed to the pope's powerful second in command, Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone. Bertone was not sympathetic and instead echoed the articles' complaints about his rough management style and removed Viganò from his post. >

    Angelo Sodano, John Paul II's secretary of state and Bertone's predecessor, was not exactly a fan of Bertone...

    < Bertone worked diligently to consolidate power. His allies control the church's main financial institutions, prompting one official to write in a leaked document that traditional checks and balances had been ignored. "They say that our principal point of reference is the Secretary of State," the letter read, "yet in many cases he's precisely the problem." Bertone's position also meant he presided over the Vatican Bank, a post he appeared to use to impede Benedict's financial reforms. > WP tinyurl.com/k53hfuc

    The Butler? (The pope's butler, Paolo Gabriele.)

    "Seeing evil and corruption everywhere in the church, I finally reached a point of degeneration, a point of no return, and could no longer control myself," Gabriele explained to Vatican investigators.

    Of interest: Vatican Bank : MAFIA TODAY

    Always, only an opinion.

    LC

    ps: Proof in the pudding?

    Vatican Bank Net profit fell 97% last year - News Directory

    news.newsdirectory1.com/vatican-bank-profit-fell-97-last-year/

    Jul 8, 2014 - Year past, the Vatican bank's profit fell by 97%, from 86.6 million to EUR 2.9 million. The so-called bank official called Institute religious work ..

    Jan 25 5:57 AM | Link | 1 Comment
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