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Demonstrators arrive on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for the 'Women's March on Washington' on January 21, 2017 (AFP Photo/Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS)

March for Science protesters hit the streets worldwide

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Bernie Sanders and the Movement Where the People Found Their Voice

"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.)

Hong Kong's grandpa protesters speak softly but carry a stick

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'Grandpa Wong' is a regular sight at Hong Kong's street battles (AFP Photo/VIVEK PRAKASH)
A student holds a sign reading "Don't shoot, listen!!!" during a protest
on June 17, 2013 in Brasilia (AFP, Evaristo)

FIFA scandal engulfs Blatter and Platini

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter (L) shakes hands with UEFA president Michel Platini after being re-elected following a vote in Zurich on May 29, 2015 (AFP Photo/Michael Buholzer)
"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. …

Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl' statue to stay until 2018

Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl' statue to stay until 2018
The " Fearless Girl " statue on Wall Street is seen by many as a defiant symbol of women's rights under the new administration of President Donald Trump (AFP Photo/ TIMOTHY A. CLARY)

“… The Fall of Many - Seen It Yet?

You are going to see more and more personal secrets being revealed about persons in high places of popularity or government. It will seem like an epidemic of non-integrity! But what is happening is exactly what we have been teaching. The new energy has light that will expose the darkness of things that are not commensurate with integrity. They have always been there, and they were kept from being seen by many who keep secrets in the dark. Seen the change yet?

In order to get to a more stable future, you will have to go through gyrations of dark and light. What this means is that the dark is going to be revealed and push back at you. It will eventually lose. We told you this. That's what you're here for is to help those around you who don't see an escape from the past. They didn't get their nuclear war, but everything else is going into the dumper anyway. … “

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Banks must cut executive pay, warns shareholders group

Association of British Insurers joins clamour against bumper bonuses with stiff letter to five biggest banks

guardian.co.uk, Jill Treanor, City editor, Monday 5 December 2011

Bob Diamond, head of Barclays Bank, is one of five top bankers whose
pay is targeted in a letter from the ABI. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Britain's major banks have been warned in the starkest terms that they need to "significantly" reduce their bonus pools or face conflict with major investors that want to call time on bumper payouts.

In a highly unusual step, an influential group of shareholders accounting for about 15% of the stock market last night wrote to the chairmen of the five biggest banks to make it clear that they would no longer tolerate the "business as usual" culture that has permeated the City since the 2008 banking crisis and want to see pay cuts for executive directors.

Just days after the Bank of England called on banks to restrict bonuses and dividend payments to shareholders, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has told bank boards that pay deals for individual bosses – as well as their workforces – are high on their agenda.

The deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, has also committed the government to a crackdown on top pay.

The letter has been sent to the chairmen of HSBC, Barclays, Standard Chartered and the bailed-out banks Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group. It has also gone to the heads of the remuneration committees at each bank.

The move suggests pay deals for Stuart Gulliver, Bob Diamond, Peter Sands, Stephen Hester and António Horta-Osório – those banks' respective chief executives – will face intense scrutiny.

Shareholders also make it clear that they no longer accept the argument that banks need to pay bonuses to stop their stars being poached, as jobs are being cut in the City. Nor do they want bank boards to overlook costly mistakes – such as mis-selling of payment protection insurance – when setting bonuses this year.

"It is our members' view that it can no longer be business as usual for this remuneration round," Otto Thoresen, director general of the ABI, said in the strongly worded letter.

"They expect to see significantly lower bonus pools and individual awards given the current market circumstances. It is essential that all banks take, and are seen to take, a responsible approach."

The ABI represents major insurance companies, which invest billions of pounds of customer money in pensions and life insurance polices.

Shareholders are keen to respond to past criticism that they did not do more to avert the excesses that led up to the banking crisis and to put a lid on bankers' pay. Attempting to restrict the size of pay awards for bankers is their strongest response yet to the fact that the banking crisis has not stopped banks paying bumper bonuses to top staff.

They are also mindful that the pressure on banks by the Bank of England to hold more capital in preparation for a worsening of the eurozone crisis could result in lower dividends for them while employees' pay deals are preserved. "Any capital retention should not be solely funded by a reduced payment of dividends," said Thoresen.

"As bank remuneration is currently structured, our members are concerned about the level of returns that shareholders receive compared to the returns given to employees. Members believe that in recent years this balance has been inequitable, with too much value being delivered to employees in contrast to the dividends paid to shareholders.

"The reduction in employee payout ratios needs to be achieved by reducing individual remuneration payouts to highly paid employees, including executive directors, and not by just reducing employee numbers. Our members believe this year is the time to make these changes."

Bankers' bonuses are often paid in shares, and shareholders are also concerned that banks' current low share prices means directors could be awarded large amounts of shares that will produce windfalls once share prices start to rise.

The call from the ABI comes as the Bank of England's financial policy committee – set up to look for systemic problems in the markets – is preparing to discuss whether bank directors should have their pay linked more closely to the risks they run by basing it on return on assets rather than the current basis of return on equity.

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