"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)


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A student holds a sign reading "Don't shoot, listen!!!" during a protest
on June 17, 2013 in Brasilia (AFP, Evaristo)
"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Former IMF chief Rato in fraud investigation

Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato has been detained by police following a search of his home in Madrid. He is already under investigation for alleged fraud and misusing company credit cards.

Deutsche Welle, 16 April 2015


Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) boss Rodrigo Rato was escorted from his apartment in Madrid's wealthy Salamanca neighborhood on Thursday night and driven off in an unmarked police car.

Officials spent three hours searching the property as part of an investigation into tax paid on the 66-year-old's personal wealth, Spain's state prosecutor said.

Rato, a former Spanish economy minister with the ruling conservative Popular Party (PP), served as head the IMF from 2004 to 2007.

Rato is already under investigation for alleged fraud, embezzlement and forgery in his former role as chief executive of Spanish bank Bankia, which came close to collapse in 2012 and had to be bailed out by Spanish authorities for 24 billion euros ($26 billion).

He has also been questioned in court as part of a separate investigation into widespread misuse of corporate credit cards during his time at Bankia - a scandal that led to his expulsion from Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's PP last October.

Rato has denied wrongdoing in both these cases.

The reputation of the PP has been tarnished by a series of graft scandals in recent years.

News of the latest investigation into Rato comes ahead of regional and local elections next month, and a general election in December.

nm/bw (AFP, Reuters, dpa, AP)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ex-Satyam chief gets seven years for 'India's Enron'

Yahoo – AFP, Vivek Nemana, 9 April 2015

Then chairman of India's Satyam Computer Services Limited Ramalinga Raju,
pictured in 2008 (AFP Photo/Noah Seelam)

An Indian court on Thursday sentenced the former chief of outsourcing giant Satyam to seven years in jail over a $2.25 billion accounting fraud scandal dubbed "India's Enron".

Byrraju Ramalinga Raju, his brother and eight others were found guilty of manipulating Satyam's books in a 2009 case that shook the industry and raised questions about the country's regulators.

"All the accused have been convicted of almost all charges," prosecutor K. Surender told reporters outside the court in Hyderabad, capital of southern Andhra Pradesh state.

Byrraju Ramalinga Raju (C), the former
 chairman of outsourcing giant Satyam,
 leaves the Metropolitan Criminal Courts 
in Hyderabad, on March 9, 2015 (AFP
Photo/Noah Seelam)
Raju was charged with criminal conspiracy, cheating and breaching public trust in a fraud during India's IT boom that prosecutors told the court caused 140 billion rupees ($2.25 billion) in losses to shareholders.

Raju and the others refused to comment to reporters and television crews as he was led by a throng of officers into a police van after sentencing.

"It goes without saying that we will appeal the judgement," one of his lawyers, E. Uma Maheshwarao, said before his client was taken to Hyderabad's Cherlapally Jail.

The court imposed seven-year jail sentences and fines of 50 million rupees on Raju and his brother following a trial in which prosecutors produced thousands of pages of financial documents and 200-odd witnesses.

The eight other defendants were sentenced to seven years in jail and given fines of 2.5 million rupees, according to V. Chandrasekhar, deputy inspector general of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

"India very rarely prosecutes corporate fraud. And this is the biggest corporate fraud case in South Asian history. So for us, getting a conviction is a big victory," one of the investigating officers told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The Satyam scandal erupted in 2009 after Raju admitted in a letter to shareholders to overstating profits for years and inflating the company's balance sheet, a confession that saw the company's share price plummet.

Tech Mahindra, a unit of Indian vehicle and farm equipment manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra, bought Hyderabad-based Satyam in April 2009, saving it from collapse.

File photo of Satyam Info-City office
 building in Hyderabad, taken in 2009
(AFP Photo/Noah Seelam)
Raju, who was educated in India and the United States, was one of the stars of India's software boom -- a key driver of the country's economic growth over the previous decade.

"The concern was that poor performance would result in a takeover," he said in his letter to shareholders.

"It was like riding a tiger, not knowing how to get off without being eaten."

'Messiah of IT'

The confession sent shockwaves through the industry, which had put Raju's success down to dedication and hard work in Hyderabad, an IT hub that acts as the Indian headquarters of Google and Microsoft.

"Raju was like the messiah of IT for Andhra Pradesh back then," said KV Kurumanath, an editor at the Hindu BusinessLine newspaper.

"He was looked upon as a god, and a big achiever," said Kurumanath, who has been closely following the case.

Raju has been out on bail since November 2011 after spending nearly three years behind bars during the trial.

Founder and former Chairman of fraud-hit
 Satyam Computers, B. Ramalinga Raju is 
escorted from Chenchalguda Jail in
 Hyderabad, in April 2009, enroute to a 
court appearance (AFP Photo/Noah Seelam)
His brother, Satyam's former managing director B Rama Raju, was also convicted, along with other employees and two former staff at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the firm's auditors.

PwC said it was "disappointed" by the verdict, and its former staff were considering an appeal.

"As we have said many times, there has never been any evidence presented that either of our former partners S Gopalakrishnan or Srinivas Talluri were involved in or were aware of the management-led fraud at Satyam," said PwC in a statement.

Raju's lawyers had told the court that he was not responsible for the losses and that documents filed during the trial were fabricated.

India's equity market regulator last year slapped multi-million-dollar fines on Raju for manipulating the firm's shares during the scandal.

But the case raised concerns about why regulators, who were only prompted to act after Raju confessed, failed to spot the scam earlier, along with corporate governance issues and accounting standards.

"The biggest thing this reveals is the failure of India's regulatory system," said S. Nagesh Kumar, a news analyst and former editor based in Hyderabad.

US energy giant Enron collapsed in 2001 in the wake of massive false accounting revelations.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Michael Slager fired from South Carolina police force after killing of Walter Scott

The white officer who shot black man Walter Scott in the back as he was running away has been fired, mayor announces - adding that now all officers will wear bodycams

The GuardianAmanda Holpuch in North Charleston, Oliver Laughland in New York and agencies, Wednesday 8 April 2015

South Carolina police officer, Michael Slager, appears to shoot a 50-year-old black
man, Walter Scott, in the back at least eight times as he runs away. Watch thevideo


The white police officer who fatally shot 50-year-old black man Walter Scott has been fired by the North Charleston police department, city officials confirmed on Wednesday.

Mayor Keith Summey said that officer Michael Slager, 33, had had his contract terminated, though the city will continue to cover his insurance until his wife, who is eight months pregnant, gives birth to their baby.

Slager, who has been charged with murder, shot at Scott while he was running away from the officer. Video of the incident became public on Tuesday, though there is also at least one dashcam video of the incident, the mayor said. “There’s the car video ... what I understand, the video that I saw was not all of the video that exists,” he said.

Summey said that the city had received a grant to order 101 body cameras and that he had ordered an additional 150 cameras that officers would be trained to use.

He, his wife and police chief Eddie Driggers met with Scott’s family on Wednesday morning. “A wonderful, down to earth family, a wonderful group of people,” he said.

“I have watched the video, and I was sickened by what I saw,” said Driggers.

Both men deflected most of the questions and directed people to the state law enforcement division (SLED), which is investigating the incident. “There are questions that I have in my mind, that I can’t answer right now,” said Driggers.

The press conference was frequently interrupted by demonstrators chanting things including: “We want Driggers,” and: “The mayor has got to go.”

Summey said that the city was looking at how the police department could have a closer relationship with the community. “We’ll be having some good open dialogue in the next 30 days,” he said, and invited anyone interested in joining to contact his office.

He said that the city would also investigate previous incidents involving Slager, if the public or media requested it.

He also confirmed that it was department policy to handcuff a dead body, as Slager can be seen doing in the video of Scott’s death.

Summey said Driggers was not allowed to answer questions about the investigation because it is being investigated by SLED. The police chief was allowed to speak briefly about his discussions with Scott’s family.

“I have been praying for peace,” said Driggers. “Peace for the family and peace for this community and I will continue to stand on that as I continue to protect and serve”

Protests continued outside city hall after the press conference on Wednesday. Demonstrators had gathered there around 9.30am and continued through the day, with a brief recess before the press conference.

Activist Muhiyidin d’Baha walked into the conference room chanting into a megaphone.

“What would you do if a camera wasn’t there?” he asked, echoing concerns in the community that there would not have been furor over the killing without such stark proof that Scott was fleeing.

The mayor’s explanations were repeatedly interrupted by shouts of “No justice, no peace!” and other questions that he said he couldn’t answer.

Protests began within hours of the murder charge against Slager, which was announced on Tuesday, the same day the video was released to the media. About 75 people gathered outside city Hall in North Charleston, led by Black Lives Matter, a group formed after the fatal shooting of another black man in Ferguson, Missouri.

“Eight shots in the back!” local organizer D’Baha hollered through a bullhorn, and the crowd yelled “In the back!” in response.

The video recorded by an unidentified bystander shows North Charleston patrolman Michael Thomas Slager dropping his stun gun, pulling out his handgun and firing at Walter Lamer Scott from a distance as he runs away. The 50-year-old man falls after the eighth shot, fired after a brief pause.

The dead man’s father, Walter Scott Sr, said on Wednesday that the officer “looked like he was trying to kill a deer running through the woods”. He also told NBC’s Today show that his son may have tried to flee because he owed child support and didn’t want to go back to jail.

The video is “the most horrible thing I’ve ever seen,” said Judy Scott, the slain man’s mother, on ABC’s Good Morning America.

“I almost couldn’t look at it to see my son running defenselessly, being shot. It just tore my heart to pieces,” she said.

The bystander is assisting investigators after providing the video to Scott’s family and lawyers.

Police initially released a statement that promised a full investigation but relied largely on the officer’s description of the confrontation, which began with a traffic stop Saturday as Slager pulled Scott over for a faulty brake light.

Slager’s then-attorney David Aylor released another statement Monday saying the officer felt threatened and fired because Scott was trying to grab his stun gun.

Aylor dropped Slager as a client after the video surfaced, and the officer, a five-year veteran with the North Charleston police, appeared without a lawyer at his first appearance Tuesday. He was denied bond and could face 30 years to life in prison if convicted of murder.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association [SCLEOA] confirmed that Slager had been a member of the organisation, which provides legal representation to its affiliates.
But a spokesman told the Guardian that Slager would not be provided any assistance as his case “does not meet the SCLEOA criteria of a meritorious defense case”.
In a statement the SCLEOA said: “It is a sad for us when a police officer makes what appears to be a very bad decision that resulted in unnecessary death. Working with the community and elected officials we can overcome this tragedy. The swift decision to charge the officer demonstrates that law enforcement will not tolerate the tarnishing of the badge and oaths we all take so seriously.”
Slager had initially hired an attorney in North Charleston, David Aylor, who later said he had dropped the case.

The shooting comes amid a plunge in trust between law enforcement and minorities after the officer-involved killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner on Staten Island, New York. Nationwide protests intensified after grand juries declined to indict the officers in both cases.

“We have to take a stand on stuff like this ... we can’t just shake our heads at our computer screens,” said Lance Braye, 23, who helped organize Wednesday’s demonstration.

Scott’s family and their attorney, L Chris Stewart, appealed to keep the protests peaceful, saying the swift murder charge shows that the justice system is working so far in this case.

But Stewart said the video alone forced authorities to act decisively.

“What if there was no video? What if there was no witness, or hero as I call him, to come forward?” asked Stewart, adding that the family plans to sue the police.

The video, shot over a chain link fence and through some trees, begins after Scott has left his car. Slager follows him, reaching at the man with an object that appears to be a stun gun. As Scott pulls away, the object falls to the ground and Slager pulls out his handgun as Scott runs away.

The final shot sends Scott falling face-down about 30 feet away. Slager then slowly walks toward him and orders Scott to put his hands behind his back, but the man doesn’t move, so he pulls Scott’s arms back and cuffs his hands. The officer then walks briskly back to where he fired the shots, speaking into his radio. He picks up the same object that fell to the ground before and returns to Scott’s prone body, dropping the object near Scott’s feet as another officer enters the scene.

Scott had four children, was engaged and had been honorably discharged from the US coastguard. There were no violent offenses on his record, Stewart said. He also speculated that Scott may have tried to run because he owed child support, which can lead to jail time in South Carolina until it is paid.

The FBI and the justice department’s civil rights division are investigating as well. Proving that an officer willfully deprived an individual of his or her civil rights has historically been a tough burden for federal prosecutors, particularly when an officer uses force during a rapidly unfolding physical confrontation in which split-second decisions are made.

The justice department spent months investigating the Ferguson shooting before declining to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson in that case. But it’s easier to make cases against officers who use force as an act of retribution or who can make no reasonable claim that their life was in jeopardy when they took action.

North Charleston is South Carolina’s third-largest city, and its population is about half black. Its economy slumped after the Charleston Naval Base on the city’s waterfront closed in the mid-1990s, but the city has bounced back with a huge investment by Boeing, which now employs about 7,500 people in the state and builds 787 aircraft in city.

Braye accused North Charleston police of habitually harass blacks for minor offenses. He hopes the video will help people understand that some officers will lie to save themselves when they do wrong.

“This needs to be the last case,” Braye said. “All you have to do is look at the story that was told before the video came out.”


North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey (C) and Police Chief Eddie
 Driggers (L) speak during a press conference at City Hall in Charleston,
South Carolina on April 8, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jim Watson)

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Dutch wholesaler jailed for selling horsemeat as beef

Yahoo - AFP, Charles Onians, 7 April 2015

File picture taken on March 24, 2015 shows 
Dutch meat trader Willy Selten arriving at
 court in the city of Den Bosch before
his trial (AFP Photo/Martijn Beekman)
The Hague (AFP) - A Dutch court on Tuesday jailed wholesaler Willy Selten for two-and-a-half years for selling horsemeat passed off as beef during Europe's massive 2013 meat scandal.

"As boss of two companies he (Selten) was guilty of forging invoices, labels and written declarations and using these forged documents to trade meat," the court in Den Bosch said in its judgement.

Selten, 45, was arrested in May 2013 for allegedly selling 300 tonnes of horsemeat labelled as beef, during one of Europe's biggest ever food scandals.

Dutch prosecutors -- who asked for a five-year-sentence -- suspected Selten of major involvement in the consumer scandal, which prompted recalls of meat products from Ireland to Greece.

Of 167 samples taken by Dutch authorities from Selten's meat supplies in February 2013, 35 tested positive for horse DNA, the court said.

"All these products were sold as pure beef," it added.

Selten's businesses processed at least 336 tonnes of horsemeat between 2011 and 2012 although no horsemeat was mentioned on the books, the court said.

File picture taken on March 24, 2015
 shows Dutch meat trader Willy Selten
 arriving at court in Den Bosch before
his trial (AFP Photo/Martijn Beekman)
The sentence was based on the fact that Selten misled butchers that he supplied and, ultimately, consumers.

"Butchers had problems and their reputations were damaged," the court said, adding that because Selten also traded internationally, he had damaged the Dutch meat industry's image.

"He saved money by buying cheaper horsemeat, mixed it with beef fat and sold it as more expensive beef," the court said.

Selten's businesses are now bankrupt and the administrator has laid a claim of 11 million euros ($12 million) against him, the court said.

Selten's lawyer did not return phone calls on Tuesday.

At the end of his trial last month, an emotional Selten protested his innocence, saying "mistakes were made in our bookkeeping".

"I am not the big horsemeat swindler they're all looking for. I was careless with my administration, but not intentionally," he said in March.

The scandal erupted in Ireland and Britain in January 2013, when it was found that frozen burgers supplied to several supermarkets, including the Tesco chain, contained horse DNA.
Meatballs in Ikea stores, sausages in Russia and frozen burgers in Britain were pulled from the shelves by the millions as a result.

Dutch food and consumer watchdog NVWA arrested Selten on charges of "false accounting and fraud" after an extensive probe.

The NVWA then asked hundreds of companies across Europe supplied by Selten -- who sourced the horsemeat from Ireland and Britain -- to check their products.

In April 2013, Selten failed to quash a massive order by the NVWA recalling 50,000 tonnes of potentially contaminated meat that had passed through his plant.

Thousands of DNA tests on European beef products after the scandal revealed extensive food fraud across the European Union, with almost one in 20 meals marked as beef likely to be tainted with horsemeat.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

China's ex-security chief Zhou charged with corruption

Zhou Yongkang, China's former security boss, has been charged with corruption and leaking state secrets. He is the highest-level official to be prosecuted in decades.

Deutsche Welle, 3 April 2015

Zhou Yongkang AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File

Zhou's indictment, which had been long expected, was announced on Friday by China's procuratorate on its website.

"The defendant Zhou Yongkang... took advantage of his posts to seek gains for others and illegally took huge property and assets from others, abused his power, causing huge losses to public property and the interests of the State and the people," the indictment said.

It added that Zhou "intentionally leaked state secrets."

Zhou, a former member of the Politburo Standing Committee - the most powerful body in China - had been under investigation since 2013. He was expelled from the Communist Party and arrested in December.

High-profile trial

The indictment makes him the highest-level official to be charged as part of President Xi Jinping's much-vaunted anti-corruption drive. It sets the stage for the most prominent trial in China since that of the Gang of Four, who included Mao Zedong's widow Jiang Qing, in 1981, in which the defendants were accused of persecuting political opponents during the 1966-76 Cultural Revolution.

As the Chinese courts are under the close supervision of the ruling Communist Party, a guilty verdict is almost certain, with the Party's mouthpiece, the People's Daily, already branding him a "traitor."

The investigation into Zhou also scrutinized his allies in government and the oil industry, where he held a high position as head of the China National Petroleum Corporation.
Among them is Jiang Jiemin, also a former head of the same organization.

Judging by former trials of prominent figures, Zhou's trial - despite official promises that it will be open in accordance with Chinese law - seems likely to be a relatively closed affair to conceal political infighting at the highest level of the Party.

tj/sms (AFP, AP)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

ABN Amro board reject €100,000 pay rise after storm of criticism

DutchNews.nl, March 29, 2015

The six members of the executive board at ABN Amro have decided not to accept their controversial €100,000 pay rise following a storm of criticism.

‘We understand and regret the turbulence that has arisen. The turbulence is detrimental to our clients, our employees and the public’s trust in ABN Amro,’ the board said in a statement

The rise, announced last week, generated a furious reaction from MPs and unions, who said it was morally wrong for a nationalised bank which had been bailed out by taxpayers. The decision was also criticised by finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem who went on to delay ABN Amro’s IPO because of the uproar.

In the statement on Sunday afternoon, the board says it was recruited after ABN Amro was nationalised to ‘prepare who severely damaged banks for an IPO’. 

The 17% pay rise recommended by the supervisory board was granted in line with ‘democratically enacted legislation’ and ‘complies with the letter and spirit of the law’ the statement says. 

Dijsselbloem said on Sunday evening he welcomed the decision not to accept the pay rise and that the move would contribute towards the recovery of confidence in the bank. 

Desperation 

The Financieele Dagblad described the change of heart as a ‘desperate attempt’ to heal the rift between the bank and its state shareholder so the IPO can go ahead as planned. 

The paper points out the Dijsselbloem did not raise any objections to the rise when it was initiated last year. 

Nevertheless, the supervisory board’s miscalculation could turn out expensive in the long run and cost the taxpayer a lot of money, the paper said.

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"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy,Recalibration LecturesGod / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) -(Text version)

“… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …”

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dutch finance minister delays ABN Amro sale after executive pay rise row

DutchNews.nl, March 27, 2015

Finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has delayed the sale of nationalised bank ABN Amro because of the commotion over executive pay. 

Dijsselbloem had been due to announce the date for the IPO this month and insiders expected the launch would be before the summer. 

However, the row over the bank’s decision to give €100,000 pay rises to senior executives and get round the new limit on bonuses, has now prompted a rethink. In a three sentence letter to parliament, the minister said that he was delaying the sale because of that discussion. 

ABN Amro said in a reaction the timing is ‘up to the minister’. 

Fury

MPs and customers reacted furiously to the pay rises. Dijsselbloem said at the time he regretted the situation but was powerless to act. 

Commentators said the decision to delay the IPO is a sign of Dijsselbloem’s anger and a clear signal to the bank itself. 

ABN Amro was nationalised in 2008 following its takeover by a consortium of other banks. The state hopes to earn €15bn from the sale, less than half the total bill for its rescue.

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"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy,Recalibration LecturesGod / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) -(Text version)

“… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …”

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Schlumberger fined $232.7mn for breaking Iran, Sudan sanctions

Yahoo – AFP, 25 Mar 2015

French-US oil services giant Schlumberger Ltd. was fined $232.7 million
 by the Justice Department Wednesday for violating sanctions on Iran
and Sudan (AFP Photo/Fabio Bucciarelli)

Washington (AFP) - French-US oil services giant Schlumberger Ltd. was fined $232.7 million by the Justice Department Wednesday for violating sanctions on Iran and Sudan.

Fully owned subsidy Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Ltd. admitted guilt to one count of "knowingly and willfully conspiring to violate" the US International Emergency Economic Powers Act, under which US sanctions are applied, the department said.

According to the charges, the company's Texas-based drilling and measurements unit provided services to Iran and Sudan between 2004 and 2010 and tried to hide the fact from authorities.

While Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings, incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, was allowed to work in both Iran and Sudan, the Department said the US Drilling and Measurements unit was not.

Justice authorities said the company as well tried to hide the fact that the US unit was doing the work.

"Over a period of years, Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Ltd. conducted business with Iran and Sudan from the United States and took steps to disguise those business dealings, thereby willfully violating the US economic sanctions against those regimes,” said John Carlin, US assistant attorney general for national security.

"The guilty plea and significant financial penalty in this case underscore that skirting sanctions for financial gain is a risk corporations ought not take," he said in a statement.

The penalty includes Schlumberger forfeiting $77.6 million of the unit's earnings from its Iran and Sudan business, and a $155.1 million criminal fine, the largest ever for a violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Companies aiding tax evaders will be criminally liable

New offence of corporate failure to prevent tax evasion, and offshore dodgers face ‘strict liability’ criminal charge

The Guardian, Patrick Wintour, Thursday 19 March 2015

HMRC website page. Critics of the coalition’s tax evasion crackdown fear
innocent people will be snared by the new rules. Photograph: Christopher Thomond

Banks and accountants that aid tax evasion will face criminal penalties under plans unveiled by the government.

A new offence of corporate failure to prevent evasion is being created to address those who assist dodging. Such offenders could also be “named and shamed” alongside the evaders themselves.

Although crackdowns on tax evasion are a hardy perennial of politicians, Danny Alexander, the Lib Dem chief secretary to the Treasury, insisted his proposals represented a meaningful new measure.

He told MPs: “We inherited from the previous government a tax system that had more holes than a Swiss cheese and was more complex than a Rubik’s cube. The opportunities for those who wish to get away without paying were many and varied.”

A Treasury document signed by Alexander and the chancellor, George Osborne, sets out plans for raising an extra £5bn a year from tax dodgers. A consultation will be held on a new “strict liability” criminal offence for offshore tax evaders.

“It will no longer be possible to evade large sums of tax and plead ignorance in an attempt to avoid criminal prosecution,” the paper says.

Alexander said: “Strict liability will bring an end to the defence of ‘I knew nothing, it was my accountant, m’lord’. The Treasury consultation document also promises we will also be increasing financial penalties, including a new penalty linked to the underlying asset for those who enable evasion; we will create a new offence of corporate failure to prevent tax evasion or the facilitation of tax evasion.

“This will complement the existing criminal offences for individuals. We will also introduce new civil penalties, exposing those who enable evasion to the same level of financial penalty as the tax evaded by the evaders themselves.”

Alexander said: “We will increase financial penalties for offshore evaders, including, for the first time, linking the penalty to underlying assets. A billionaire evading £5m of tax will not just be liable for that £5m.”

The document says both evaders and enablers of evasion will face penalties. “If someone helps someone else evade £1m of tax, they risk a penalty of £1m, or even more, themselves,” Alexander said.

The document also “proposes to extend the scope for HMRC to publish their names, exposing them to public scrutiny”.

Chris Leslie, the shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, broadly welcomed the proposals but expressed scepticism that extra money would be raised without extra staff at HMRC. Officials at HMRC have been roundly criticised for failing to prosecute anyone in light of the tax allegations involving HSBC’s Swiss bank.

The document claims the coalition raked in an extra £100bn revenue over the past five years from tackling tax evasion, avoidance and non-compliance.

The sum included £31bn from big businesses and £1.2bn extra from the UK’s 6,000 richest people, who each have a net worth of at least £20m.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation said that while tax evasion was a serious crime, the government’s proposal that “intent to evade tax” would not be necessary for a conviction could catch innocent people.

“UK and international taxation is a minefield of complexity and, while some taxpayers do actively seek to hide their income by intentionally failing to declare it, there are others who simply make mistakes in their financial affairs without intending to act wrongly,” said the institute’s tax policy director, Patrick Stevens. “A taxpayer may fall within the ambit of the offence without any intention or knowledge on their part.”

Farage 'deeply shocked' over expenses fraud claim involving Ukip MEP

Ukip leader say Janice Atkinson’s future in party hangs in balance after staff member is filmed accepting falsified restaurant receipt

The Guardian, Rajeev Syal, Friday 20 March 2015

Nigel Farage said he had spoken to Janice Atkinson about the incident but had
not received a clear answer about what had happened. Photograph: Suzanne
Plunkett/Reuters

Nigel Farage says he is astounded by footage that appears to show an aide of a Ukip parliamentary candidate requesting a falsified receipt for more than £3,000 in order to claim it as official EU expenses.

The Ukip leader told LBC on Friday that the political future of Janice Atkinson, who is an MEP and the party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Folkestone and Hythe, hung in the balance after a sting by the Sun newspaper.

Atkinson was immediately suspended by the party and would face a disciplinary meeting on Monday, Farage said.

Atkinson’s claim allegedly related to a lunch costing £950 attended by a number of senior Ukip figures during the party’s spring conference in Margate. The Sun said it had filmed a member of Atkinson’s staff (paywall) asking for and accepting an invoice for £3,150 at the restaurant the next day.

The newspaper said this would have allowed Atkinson’s office to claim the higher total on expenses from a group funded by the European parliament to boost Ukip’s finances. The Sun said it had passed on details of the incident to Kent police.

Ukip MEP Janice Atkinson faces a disciplinary meeting next week.
Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA

Atkinson has not responded to repeated requests for comment.

Farage said: “I was deeply shocked when I saw it. One of the most incredibly stupid and dishonest things I have ever seen in my life.

“It was a member of staff, as you rightly say. What exactly the relationship between that member of staff asking for a false bill and Janice Atkinson is, I don’t know.”

Farage said he spoke to Atkinson in the early hours of Friday, but did not yet understand what happened and would wait for the inquiry to conclude.

“It was gone midnight, she was in bed. I said: ‘What on earth is going on, what is this?’ and she said there was confusion, there was a mess-up; I didn’t get a clear answer. We will wait for the inquiry. On the evidence of what we have seen, it does not look very good.”

He said the disciplinary hearing would be chaired by a member of the legal profession. 

A senior Ukip source said the party was “absolutely aghast” at what is alleged to have happened, especially given it was just 48 days away from the general election. The source said it was possible that Diane James, the Ukip MEP who recently stood down as a candidate for family reasons, could be drafted back in to stand in Folkestone, which is considered an important seat for the party.

Atkinson has previously been forced to apologise for referring to a Thai constituent asa “ting-tong”. Farage stood by her on that occasion, saying it was a mistake and apologising to the constituent, Fa Munday, in person.

Atkinson played a high-profile role in the Margate spring conference, giving a speech in which she railed against “Guardianista feministas”. She also told the audience she believed she would beat the Conservative MP Damian Collins, who holds a majority of around 10,000.

The decision to withdraw the whip from Atkinson comes less than two months after Ukip suspended Amjad Bashir, also an MEP, over financial matters just before he defected to the Conservative party. He denied any wrongdoing.