45 places you can download tens of thousands books, plays and other literary texts completely legally for free


In an increasingly digital world, literature is evolving. Sales of e-readers continue to rise, yet the cost of digital books and texts has not necessarily decreased to the extent to which many initially predicted. With authors’ incomes collapsing to near “abject” levels, and with public libraries under threat from swingeing public spending cuts, we felt honour bound to provide our fine readers with some valuable resources that could help save valuable money.

While we of course advocate supporting your local independent book store – and independent publishing houses – and would urge you to purchase copies of your books where you can afford to, below you can find a collection of 45 websites where you can download tens of thousands of books, plays and texts for free. Oh, and these sites are also all completely legal, of course!

In Search Of Truth

I believe Edgar Allan Poe said it well: “Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.”

And it applies to the US and Oz media probably almost as much as it does in China.

The trouble with fully applying Edgar’s advice is that we cannot live long enough in one lifetime to learn from others’ experience all we need to know. The trick is to pick the right people to listen to.

The main stram media are not it, for sure. They are handed their stories to conform to the set agenda and anything not of that agenda is buried.

Voltaire said “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” Well it would appear we are ruled by drug companies as medical professionals are not allowed to criticize their products!

The corollary to that is, “To find out who rules you, find who or what opposes what you are not allowed to promote.”

The recent suppression and invalidation of Vitamin C as a valid therapy for viral infections, despite lots of evidence of their efficacy in so doing, again points the finger at the drug companies. They would make no money from drugs and vaccines if people knew they could cure themselves sith sunshine and vitamin C.

Stop The 5G Rollout In Australia

Stop The 5G Rollout In Australia

A friend sent this email to us which is a MUST read!

Also do visit the website www.childrenshealthdefense.org which gives great updates on corona virus, 5G and much much more in regards to children’s health issues. We recommend to those with children in particular join this email list.

Some overseas countries have decided its a NO GO! The Netherlands (Holland) and Russia which has the lowest nos of corona viruses among the biggest countries of the world. Russia too banned micro waves many years ago!

One more insight, the last major “pandemic”, the Spanish flu of 1917-1918, happened at the time when just at the end of World War 1 the world went absolutely mad on then new radio wave and high frequency technologies needed to ‘improve’ communication and their way of life!

Now do read on where some major investigators are up to with 5G.


While everyone is panicking about a virus which, in Australia, has affected less than 4000 people and been involved in the deaths of 14 people, and while we are all being advised to stay at home and potentially heading to lockdown, the Government have authorised the rapid roll out of 5G - this is a huge threat to our health and well being as you will know if you have been following my posts over the last year on this issue.
If you have concerns over the virus, or any existing health issues, this is even more pertinent - our immune systems are negatively affected by exposure to EMFs.
Please do not sit back and let this happen or we will be in an even bigger mess than we are now. Please take action. It's all set up and easy - just copy, paste and send. Go to the pinned post on this page for all info.
Friends please share this on your page and in your groups. If you have an email list you can send to that would be another good means of sharing.
We Say NO To 5G in Australia
14 hrs ·
As the nation takes extreme steps during the Covid-19 crisis, the rollout of 5G is being rushed ahead in spite of the points raised below.
This must be brought to the attention of as many as possible, including the media. Please take action by sending the following email.
Please read the following instructions carefully - if you have questions please ask in comments and tag us - if we are not here someone else may be able to help you.
Please CC the media in every email you send as per no. 7 below.
1. The email can be copy and pasted from this post. Please scroll down and copy all text below the line into an email.
2. Please add your details and a brief introduction. Then you can send the email as it is OR add any info which you would like to include.
3. Send the email to the Premier of your state. CC the media as per number 7 below.
WA - Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA
SA - Hon Steven Marshall MP
VIC - Hon Daniel Andrews MP
NT - Hon Michael Gunner MLA
ACT - Hon Andrew Barr MLA
TAS - Hon Peter Gutwein MP
QLD - Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
NSW - Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP
4. Send email to Scott Morrison through contact form on his website. Copy and paste email into form or download and add as file.
5. Send email to the following relevant ministers:
> Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts
The Hon Paul Fletcher MP - paul.fletcher.MP@aph.gov.au
> Minister for Health
The Hon Greg Hunt MP - Greg.Hunt.MP@aph.gov.au
> Chief Medical Officer
Brendan Murphy - brendan.murphy@health.gov.au
> Minister for Industry, Science and Technology
The Hon Karen Andrews MP - karen.andrews.mp@aph.gov.au
> Minister for Regional Health, Regional Comms and Local Government
The Hon Mark Coulton MP - mark.coulton.mp@aph.gov.au
6. If you want to send to local ministers you will have to find the email addresses.
This can be local papers as well as national. If you find emails for local papers please list in comments along with your city/town to help others.
If you wish to send to a large number of media you could send the email as an attachment and let them know "this attached email is being sent to the Prie MInister, all premiers and senior ministers."
Emails for The Australian -
media@theaustralian.com.au National Chief Correspondent - Hedley Thomas - thomash@theaustralian.com.au
Qld Editor - Craig Johnstone - johnstonec@theaustralian.com.au Rosanne Barrett - barrettr@theaustralian.com.au
Mark Schliebs - schliebsm@theaustralian.com.au
CANBERRA - e-mail: ACT@theaustralian.com.au Joe Kelly - kellyj@theaustralian.com.au
HOBART - Matthew Denholm - denholmm@theaustralian.com.au
MELBOURNE - e-mail: Victoria@theaustralian.com.au Editor - Damon Johnston damon.johnston@news.com.au
Associate Editor - John Ferguson - fergusonj@theaustralian.com.au
PERTH - e-mail: WA@theaustralian.com.au WA Editor - Paige Taylor taylorp@theaustralian.com.au
SYDNEY - e-mail: NSW@theaustralian.com.au News Director - Sid Maher - mahers@theaustralian.com.au
8. SHARE THIS POST!! Make sure the text is included and don't just share the picture!! Send to your email list if you have one..Let's make this go viral!
EMAIL TO COPY AND PASTE. Copy all text below the line.
PLEASE PUT IN THE SUBJECT LINE : I call for an immediate halt to the 5G rollout.
Dear xxxxx
I am XXXX, and I am writing to you today about the importance of having a healthy immune system during this time where people are so concerned about SARS-Cov-2; and how the Government’s endorsement of the 5G network deployment (and current fast-tracking of), will cause harm to the general population at a time where we are being told to remain healthy and look after our immune systems.
Individuals with compromised immune systems are in the high-risk category for developing Covid-19 once being infected with SARS-Cov-2, and governing bodies have advised that individuals with a compromised immune system should be especially vigilant during the pandemic of Covid-19(1).
Given that the immune system is susceptible to the effects of electromagnetic radiation, such as those radiated by way of 5G, it is of alarming concern that Telstra has brought forward its trials of the 5G millimetre wave at 26GHz and has announced that it has brought “forward $500m of capital spending on our networks from next financial year to this calendar year to accelerate the 5G rollout and support the economy”(2).
In consideration of the above I seek the explanation as to why 5G is being rolled out rapidly across Australia when the health effects of 5G and the Parliamentary Inquiry into 5G are incomplete.
Please provide answers to the following questions. Please do not answer these question with assurances that our levels are safe with references to the ARPANSA ‘standard’(3), as the information they provide is not current, accurate, or complete (4), and Australia has the highest allowable power density limits in the world, at 1000uW/cm2, while other countries are as low as 10-100uW/cm2 (5).
1. There is a lot of evidence that shows that EMFs negatively affect your immune system and other body functions. We are already exposed to high levels of EMFs – why at this crucial time, would we add to this already-high exposure?
a. Disturbance of the immune system by electromagnetic fields-A potentially underlying cause for cellular damage and tissue repair reduction which could lead to disease and impairment…
b. Extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields stimulation modulates autoimmunity and immune responses… https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Extremely+low+frequency+electromagnetic+fields+stimulation+modulates+autoimmunity+and+immune+responses
c. Combined effects of traffic and electromagnetic fields on the immune system of fertile atopic women: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10943077
d. Specific symptoms and radiation from mobile basis stations in Selbitz, Bavaria, Germany: evidence for a dose-effect relationship: http://www.emf-portal.de/viewer.php?l=e&aid=18762
e. Low intensity microwave radiation induced oxidative stress, inflammatory response and DNA damage in rat brain: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26511840
f. Microwave radiation induced oxidative stress, cognitive impairment and inflammation in brain of Fischer rats: http://www.emf-portal.de/viewer.php?aid=23417&l=e
g. Maternal exposure to magnetic fields during pregnancy in relation to the risk of asthma in offspring: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21810627
h. Effects of exposure to GSM mobile phone base station signals on salivary cortisol, alpha-amylase, and immunoglobulin A: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20708499
i. Microwave radiation (2.45 GHz)-induced oxidative stress: Whole-body exposure effect on histopathology of Wistar rats: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27362544
j. Effects of low-intensity extremely high frequency electromagnetic radiation on chromatin structure of lymphoid cells in vivo and in vitro: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=12677665
k. New data for proving the presence of significant effects of electromagnetic exposure (to autoimmune changes in rats): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=22384724

l. Confirmation studies of Soviet research on immunological effects of microwaves… https://www.emf-portal.org

  1. The Parliamentary 5G Inquiry is still open and there has been no conclusion (6). There were 537 submissions (the vast majority against 5G), including extensive submissions backed by scientific evidence from organisations such as the Oceania Radiofrequency Scientific Advisory Association (ORSAA) and Environment and Communities Safe From Radiation (ECSFR). Why is the information provided by these experts being ignored? Why is the 5G rollout going ahead as if this Inquiry has been completed?
  2. Dr Steve Conway (Swinburne University of Technology) stated on The Project on March 22nd “5G has a very small signal range… That means every 100 metres you are going to need physical infrastructure…” and both Dr Conway and Laurie Patton (Vice President – Telecommunications Society of Australia) point out that the solution to the current demand on Internet usage is to fix the NBN, for which we already have the existing infrastructure. It seems obvious that NBN is the best option on so many levels – our health and wellbeing, economically and time-wise. Please explain why this option is not being prioritised.
  3. Given that our Government has pledged that the health of the Australian citizens is more important than economic growth; during this time, please provide the evidence that implementing untested 5G infrastructure during this time will benefit the health of the countries citizens and that it will not lead to any disruption of primary services such as power or telecommunications, both of which are critical during this “State of Emergency”.
  4. Can the Government assure the people of Australia that no conflict of interest exists in the National Covid 19 Coordination Commission, such as those with ties to the telecommunications industry as this may sway decisions whereby the health of the Australian people is put aside to further benefit that of the telecommunications industry?

Failure to respond with detailed particularity to questions and concerns that the general public has previously raised shall be considered as a blatant and negligent disregard for the health and well-being of the Australian people.

Given the severity of this matter I request that a response is provided by the addressee within 10 business days of receipt of this letter.

Kind regards,

1. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/people-at-higher-risk.html
2. https://exchange.telstra.com.au/getting-through-covid-19-together/
3. https://ecsfr.com.au/unpacking-arpansa/
4. https://www.arpansa.gov.au/about-us/disclaimer
5. http://phiremedical.org/safety-limits-and-political-conflicts-of-interest/
6. https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House/Communications/5G

Horror Story

Under Stress

If 15-25% of the population are technically insane.(Percentages from a researcher in the 1970s, might be higher now.)The insane create problems for those around them.The family and associates of the insane then feel stress.They consider seeing a professional who “knows all about it” to help them.They consequently end up in the hands of a psyche.As Stevie Nicks says of her brush with a psychiatrist: ‘So I will go to my grave angry at that man [the doctor] for that, because he took eight years of the prime of my life away.’ https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2423353/Stevie-Nicks-Fleetwood-Mac-star-opens-psychiatrist-ruined-chances-having-family.html
So if you are feeling down, the first thing to do is go for a walk and look at things.That will make you feel better quickly.After you have done that, email or message me for a bunch of other helpful hints.


“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love – for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you from misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.”
― Max Ehrmann, Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

The Danger of the Single Story

The media are very good at creating single stories. Think back to all the Black PR about Afghanistan prior to the US going to war there, to Syria, to Iraq. Heck, the recent single story about Coronavirus and the one playing out before that about Iran.

Beware the single story. It can shape unrealistic viewpoints.

A Hug

A Hug

The average length of a hug between two people is 3 seconds. But the researchers have discovered something fantastic. When a hug lasts 20 seconds, there is a therapeutic effect on the body and mind. The reason is that a sincere embrace produces a hormone called “oxytocin”, also known as the love hormone. This substance has many benefits in our physical and mental health, helps us, among other things, to relax, to feel safe and calm our fears and anxiety. This wonderful tranquilizer is offered free of charge every time we have a person in our arms, who cradled a child, who cherish a dog or a cat, that we are dancing with our partner, the closer we get to someone or simply hold the Shoulders of a friend.

A famous quote by psychotherapist Virginia Satir goes, “We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” Whether those exact numbers have been scientifically proven remains to be seen, but there is a great deal of scientific evidence related to the importance of hugs and physical contact. Here are some reasons why we should hug::


Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter that acts on the limbic system, the brain’s emotional centre, promoting feelings of contentment, reducing anxiety and stress, and even making mammals monogamous. It is the hormone responsible for us all being here today. You see this little gem is released during childbirth, making our mothers forget about all of the excruciating pain they endured expelling us from their bodies and making them want to still love and spend time with us. New research from the University of California suggests that it has a similarly civilising effect on human males, making them more affectionate and better at forming relationships and social bonding. And it dramatically increased the libido and sexual performance of test subjects. When we hug someone, oxytocin is released into our bodies by our pituitary gland, lowering both our heart rates and our cortisol levels. Cortisol is the hormone responsible for stress, high blood pressure, and heart disease.


Connections are fostered when people take the time to appreciate and acknowledge one another. A hug is one of the easiest ways to show appreciation and acknowledgement of another person. The world is a busy, hustle-bustle place and we’re constantly rushing to the next task. By slowing down and taking a moment to offer sincere hugs throughout the day, we’re benefiting ourselves, others, and cultivating better patience within ourselves.


Affection also has a direct response on the reduction of stress which prevents many diseases. The Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine says it has carried out more than 100 studies into touch and found evidence of significant effects, including faster growth in premature babies, reduced pain, decreased autoimmune disease symptoms, lowered glucose levels in children with diabetes, and improved immune systems in people with cancer.


Hugs strengthen the immune system. The gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge this creates activates the Solar Plexus Chakra. This stimulates the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the body’s production of white blood cells, which keep you healthy and disease free.


Almost 70 percent of communication is nonverbal. The interpretation of body language can be based on a single gesture and hugging is an excellent method of expressing yourself nonverbally to another human being or animal. Not only can they feel the love and care in your embrace, but they can actually be receptive enough to pay it forward to others based on your initiative alone.


Hugging boosts self-esteem, especially in children. The tactile sense is all-important in infants. A baby recognizes its parents initially by touch. From the time we’re born our family’s touch shows us that we’re loved and special. The associations of self-worth and tactile sensations from our early years are still imbedded in our nervous system as adults. The cuddles we received from our Mom and Dad while growing up remain imprinted at a cellular level, and hugs remind us at a somatic level of that. Hugs, therefore, connect us to our ability to self love.


Everything everyone does involves protecting and triggering dopamine flow. Low dopamine levels play a role in the neurodegenerative disease Parkinson’s as well as mood disorders such as depression. Dopamine is responsible for giving us that feel-good feeling, and it’s also responsible for motivation! Hugs stimulate brains to release dopamine, the pleasure hormone. Dopamine sensors are the areas that many stimulating drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine target. The presence of a certain kinds of dopamine receptors are also associated with sensation-seeking.


Reaching out and hugging releases endorphins and serotonin into the blood vessels and the released endorphins and serotonin cause pleasure and negate pain and sadness and decrease the chances of getting heart problems, helps fight excess weight and prolongs life. Even the cuddling of pets has a soothing effect that reduces the stress levels. Hugging for an extended time lifts one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness.


Hugs balance out the nervous system. The skin contains a network of tiny, egg-shaped pressure centres called Pacinian corpuscles that can sense touch and which are in contact with the brain through the vagus nerve. The galvanic skin response of someone receiving and giving a hug shows a change in skin conductance. The effect in moisture and electricity in the skin suggests a more balanced state in the nervous system – parasympathetic.

Embrace, embrace with your heart.

First Three Doctors

First Three Doctors

The three women pictured in this incredible photograph from 1885 — Anandibai Joshi of India, Keiko Okami of Japan, and Sabat Islambouli of Syria — each became the first licensed female doctors in their respective countries. The three were students at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania; one of the only places in the world at the time where women could study medicine.

As Mallika Rao writes in HuffPost, “If the timing doesn’t seem quite right, that’s understandable. In 1885, women in the U.S. still couldn’t vote, nor were they encouraged to learn very much. Popular wisdom decreed that studying was a threat to motherhood.” Given this, how did three women from around the world end up studying there to become doctors? The credit, according to Christopher Woolf of PRI’s The World, goes to the Quakers who “believed in women’s rights enough to set up the WMCP way back in 1850 in Germantown.”

Woolf added, “It was the first women’s medical college in the world, and immediately began attracting foreign students unable to study medicine in their home countries. First they came from elsewhere in North America and Europe, and then from further afield. Women, like Joshi in India and Keiko Okami in Japan, heard about WMCP, and defied expectations of society and family to travel independently to America to apply, then figure out how to pay for their tuition and board… . Besides the international students, it also produced the nation’s first Native American woman doctor, Susan La Flesche, while African Americans were often students as well. Some of whom, like Eliza Grier, were former slaves.”

To introduce children to more pioneering female doctors, we recommend the picture books: “Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell” for ages 4 to 8 (https://www.amightygirl.com/who-says-women-can-t-be-doctors), “Dr. Jo: How Sara Josephine Baker Saved the Lives of America’s Children” for ages 5 to 9 (https://www.amightygirl.com/dr-jo), and “The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath” for ages 5 to 9 (https://www.amightygirl.com/the-doctor-with-an-eye-for-eyes)

For a fascinating book for adults about America’s first Native American doctor, Susan La Flesche, we highly recommend “A Warrior of the People” at http://amzn.to/2zdzcDf

For more books to show kids that science is for everyone regardless of gender, check out our blog post, “60 Books to Inspire Science-Loving Mighty Girls,” at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=13914

And, to encourage your Mighty Girl to make her mark on the world as a doctor or scientist, you can find toys and kits to foster her interest in our blog post, “Top 60 Science Toys for Mighty Girls,” at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10528

Piglet And Pooh – I Just Watch Sticks

Piglet And Pooh

“Where are we going Piglet?” asked Pooh.

“We need to get supplies,” said Piglet. “For the Coronavirus”

“Ahh,” said Pooh, nodding in understanding. “Things like bread, milk, cough mixture, tissues and cat litter even though we don’t have a cat?”

Piglet did a little laugh, and a sort of leap and bit of a cough. “No,” said Piglet. “No, those aren’t the sort of supplies we need at all! What we need are family sized bags of chocolate buttons, massive toblerone, jelly babies and crunchies and a freezer full of stuffed crust pizzas, and all of the Prosecco that we can possibly carry, so that when we get quarantined we won’t mind it even slightly. THOSE are supplies.”

All of a sudden, Pooh thought that the idea of coronavirus didn’t seem quite so bad, and actually, getting quarantined with Piglet and their supplies really didn’t sound such a terrible thing after all. “Oh Piglet,” said Pooh. “I really do think you are a very wise animal.”

As they walked along they spotted Eeyore stood by a stream watching the sticks float by…..

“Hello Eeyore.” Said Pooh, “we’re off to buy supplies to sit out the quarantine, would you like to come?”

“No thank you.” Said Eeyore “I’m just going to stand here, look at the stream and contemplate the Economic impact of a media induced panic that several companies are projecting folding straight out of Brexit. Also the NHS being brought to its knees by a huge panic, and the social impact of people distrusting others because they look or are associated with China. People are dumb.”

“Well that’s sad.” Said Pooh “I much prefer getting shitfaced and eating Pizza.”

“The ironic thing.” Smiled Eeyore is that Panic induces the Stress Response, and the first thing the stress response does is switch off the immune system.”

“Huh.” Said Pooh. “why would the media do that.”

“I don’t know.” Said Eeyore “I just watch sticks

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