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‘Georgie Gorgeous’

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Georgina  Annie  Sharpe
1925 — 2015

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“O soul at peace!
Return to your Lord,
You well pleased with God,
God well pleased with You.
Enter in my servants
And enter My heavenly garden”

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IN  MEMORY:

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An animated clip of this image which I’ve

uploaded to my YouTube channel:

Georgie Gorgeous

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Notes to myself (6)

.Image 2012 Patrick O’Brien

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Notes to myself
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‘He tangata whenua ahau – Aotearoa’

“… I am of this place …”


Image: Maniapoto

Today is my mother’s birthday . . .

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From my Mother-of-mothers, Wahine o Ngati Maniapoto, I was born of this Land:

● Ngati Maniapoto
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From the Celt:

Secretly in my Blood
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‘Day of al-Quds’

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— Free Palestine —

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Today is International al-Qud Day — which, by tradition, is the last Friday of Ramadan. The Day of al-Quds, or Jerusalem Day, is not a religious occasion but rather a human rights event open to all people, both Muslims and non-Muslims alike, an opportunity to stand with the Palestinian people in their resistance of Israel’s cruel, brutal and illegal occupation of their Land.

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On greed . . .

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“The opposite of consumption
is not thrift, but generosity.”

~  Raj Patel  ~
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‘Mad dogs of the Middle East’

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Image 2012 Israeli Peace Movement
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“Gog and Magog — No to War with Iran!”

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This poster from the Israeli Peace Movement depicts Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, and Ehud Barak, the minister of defence, both of whom are currently engaged in a battle of wills with their own Commanders to launch an attack on Iran. Here’s a selection of related articles on my Wall at Google-Plus:

Israel ― the enemy of all humanity
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Iran
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Hope for humanity:

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Image © Dan Carino

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops
— but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka  ~
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Anniversary of Nagasaki

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Image © Dekiwallpapers

“. . . only the US Government does this to humanity . . .”
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– New Zealand Parliament –

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Seal of New Zealand Parliament

Questioning Authority:

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In 2004, a group of police officers admitted what countless New Zealanders already knew from first hand experience — New Zealand police tell lies in court. The officers, around 50 in number and collectively known as The USED Group, appeared on National Television and told how the New Zealand police administration had trained them to use drugs, tamper with evidence, tell lies and commit perjury to obtain convictions.

The sworn affidavits of these officers were tabled in the Parliament and so I wrote to the House in 2008 and asked three simple questions:

◦ Was this matter investigated and, if so, by whom?

◦ Was the result of this investigation reported back to the Parliament?

◦ What has the Parliament done subsequently?

I’m still waiting for a response. Here’s my correspondence on the matter:

New Zealand Parliament
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Bring on the Clowns
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Anniversary of Hiroshima

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Image © Dekiwallpapers

“. . . only the US Government does this to humanity . . .”
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On fear (5)

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Image 2012 Gioconda

“Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious.”

~  Rumi  ~
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My heroes (5)

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— Ignatius Loyola —

Ignatius of Loyola was my boyhood hero and, for a young boy growing up, there was much to admire — a dashing knight in the service of his king, his skill and courage in combat, plus suggestions of a love for poetry, vice and pleasure.

Life changed dramatically for Ignatius one day when he had a vision while lying in his hospital bed, recovering from the wounds of battle. Renouncing his worldly status and all the trappings of a privileged life, Ignatius began a life of poverty where he developed a strange dominion and command over devils.

His biographer, Ribadeneira, accounts “he lived amongst the meanest sort of people, being despised and contemned, and desirous to be so: his desire was to be mocked and laughed at by all, and if he would have permitted himself to be carried on by the fervour of his mind, he would have gone up and down the streets almost naked, and like a fool, that the boys of the town might have made sport with him, and thrown dirt upon him.”  

Over time, men of similar mind gathered themselves around Ignatius and their Company of Men went on to become that what we now know as the Jesuits. In 1965 I assumed the name of Ignatius at my Confirmation.
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Olympics – 2012

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Image: Allagta

 London 

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Taking the piss >>

Party trick!

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“Dance of the Flaming Arseholes”

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Yes, that’s me — with thanks to Jodie T., whose camera skills
enabled her to capture the image. Kids, don’t try this at home.
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Kim Dotcom

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Image 2012 © Kim Dotcom

“Internet freedom fighter . . .”

http://kim.com
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“Kiwi” Dotcom
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‘Ramadan’

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Image 2012 Palsharing

The gates of Heaven are opened . . .

Ramadan:
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Red letter day (2)

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There are three special people in my life — for one of whom, it’s their birthday !!!
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Red letter day (1)
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Syria:

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Disassembling the US-NATO lies and propaganda that we’re being
told about Syria – a selection of articles on my Wall at Google-Plus:

Disassembling the lies about Syria
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‘Rainbow Warrior’

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Image 2012 © Patrick O’Brien

Lest we forget . . .

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Today is the 27th anniversary of the bombing of the “Rainbow Warrior” in New Zealand — a terrorist attack carried out by French secret service agents. Here is a brief history:

Bombing of the Rainbow Warrior
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― BDS ―

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Israel’s AIDC Barcode

“Boycott, Divestment, Sanction”

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Today is the seventh anniversary of a call from Palestinian Civil Society for the world to boycott, divest and sanction Israel — which, for decades, has denied Palestinians their fundamental rights of freedom, equality, and self-determination. Israel has done this through a process of ethnic cleansing, colonization, racial discrimination, and military occupation.

BDS is a global campaign of “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” against Israel. The campaign will continue until Israel complies with international law and Palestinian rights; a strategy which provides us with an effective role in the Palestinian struggle for justice.

Details about the BDS movement, along with some related Links and commentaries, are posted on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

Boycott, Divestment, Sanction
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― The ‘LOVE’ Particle ―

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Reuters report scientists have found the Higgs boson,
or ‘God’ particle, that which keeps it all together . . .

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‘GOD IS LOVE’

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“… The soul is an immense thing; it is the whole cosmos, since it is the
copy of it. Everything which is in the cosmos is to be found in the soul.”

~  Shaikh al-‘Arabī ad-Dārqāwī  ~
Letters of a Sufi Master
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Our Souls
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Stuff in my pockets . . .

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Image 2012 © Patrick O’Brien

“Le Zouave”

During the siege of Sevastopol in the Crimean war, a French soldier named “Zouave” had his clay pipe broken by a bullet and sorted the problem by rolling tobacco in pieces of paper torn from a gunpowder bag. For over 100 years the image of Le Zouave has been on Zig-Zag papers — a tribute to this creative soldier.
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Fourth of July:

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Image: fulltimeartists.com

― American Independence Day

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“We’ve slipped away from a true Republic. Now we’re slipping into a
fascist system where it’s a combination of government and big
business and authoritarian rule and the suppression of the
individual rights of each and every American citizen.”

Ron Paul  ~
February 18, 2012
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The Nazification of America
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Suffer the children

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Free Palestine . . .

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I recently wrote on the Children of Palestine, my heroes, who, for more than 60 years, have been butchered, brutalised and imprisoned — silent witnesses to Israel’s cruel and brutal occupation of their home.

This week the UK Foreign Office released its new and shocking report on “Children in Military Custody” . . . which details Israel’s routine abuse and unconscionable practices in their treatment of Palestinian children and I have posted a selection of related reports, commentaries and references on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

Suffer the Children
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“Children of Palestine”

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My Heroes (4)
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‘Infinity and Beyond’

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Image © Stephen Schleicher

― Please Read Me ―

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For those readers using browser add-ons or

security software that blocks Web tracking:

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June 28, 2012 — A recent Web development has been infinite scrolling, a function that continuously loads more material onto a page, relieving the reader of any need to click-though or navigate for more content. The feature is now common on social media sites.

WordPress announced its own version called Infinity and Beyond in June of this year, and is rolling out the feature incrementally across the platform. In the past 36 hours, my Blog was given this added functionality.

All well and good. Except . . .

For readers running security software or browser add-ons that block the tracking of their Web movements (Ghostery or DoNotTrackPlus, for example) infinite scrolling will be broken. While this may not be an issue for some users — others are either outraged and working to find a work-around or trying to make sense of this Web development.

How does this affect my readers? Allow me to explain . . .

This Blog has been set up to show 31 posts (a month of daily posts) on the Home page. Prior the introduction of this infinity function, readers could load another month of posts by clicking on an “Older posts” Link at the bottom of the page and, should they wish, could have continued navigating back in such a fashion to the very beginning.

Now, readers are presented with a “Load more posts” tab which, when clicked, loads the next 31 posts — then stops — with no more posts, no “beyond” and no “infinity” for those with security software that blocks Web tracking.

Yesterday, I spent some hours attempting (without success) to resolve this issue and here is my discussion thread on the WordPress Forums which provides more detail.

To assist affected readers, here is a library of all my photographs and posts which may be navigated manually:

https://patrickobrien.wordpress.com/library

Alternatively — affected readers may also browse through my posts as before by using either the TAG or CATEGORY links contained in my Archive, here:

https://patrickobrien.wordpress.com/archive

I am very sorry for this inconvenience.
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Kiwi Puppets:

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― Prime Minister of New Zealand ―

This week the New Zealand Government signed a pact with war criminals . . .

The United States — whose Government, these past 10 years alone, is responsible for millions of people being killed, maimed, orphaned, widowed or dispossessed, their nations bombed to dust — has been at war for more than 200 years of its existence.

Why would the people of New Zealand aid-and-abet another Government that spends billions of dollars every day building a war machine that murders and tortures our fellow human beings?

Oh, it’s a defence pact, we’re told . . .

R-eally? Defending us from what?
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Pact with the Devil

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‘Rebirth of the Sun’

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Image 2012 © Patrick O’Brien

Winter Solstice:

At 6.46 pm last evening (NZST) our sun reached it’s
Northern most point in the Cycle of Seasons and now
begins its journey South again – Spring is on the way!
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My heroes (4)

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Image © Howard Davies

The Children of Palestine who, for more than 60 years, have been butchered, brutalised and imprisoned; dispossessed, their lands stolen and homes destroyed. And yet, despite these injustices, they remain undefeated — silent witnesses to Israel’s war on humanity.
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UK Foreign Office report
details Israel’s routine abuse
and
unconscionable practices

Suffer the Children
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Just for fun (9)

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Finding our place in Creation
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• From the microcosm to the macrocosm, take
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• Requires flash-player

• Safe and harmless

http://www.freewebarcade5.net/media/the-scale-of-the-universe-2.swf

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‘Pact with the Devil’

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This week the New Zealand Government signed a pact with NATO . . .

NATO’s in a state-of-constant-war. These past 10 years alone, NATO is responsible for millions of people (yes, that’s millions!) being killed, maimed, orphaned, widowed, or dispossessed — their nations bombed to dust:

Why would any sane Government want to sign a pact with this scourge on humanity?

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‘North Atlantic Treaty Terrorist Organisation’

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Resisting NATO
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My Two Sons:

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Image: 1990 – Tahuna Beach, New Zealand

Yes, travellers also get to join the dance-of-life.

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