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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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A student holds a sign reading "Don't shoot, listen!!!" during a protest
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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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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Row grows over Barclays chief's pay and £5.7m tax bill

Leading shareholders are warned about Bob Diamond's remuneration package after the bank underperformed in 2011

guardian.co.uk, Jill Treanor, Tuesday 10 April 2012

Bob Diamond, whose tax bill was paid after he relocated from the
US to London. Photograph: PA

Controversy surrounding the pay of the chief executive of Barclays, Bob Diamond – and his £5.7m tax bill – intensified on Tuesday night when a leading group of shareholders were warned about problems with his remuneration package.

The Association of British Insurers, whose members control around 15% of the stock market, issued an "amber top" warning over possible breaches of corporate governance codes.

The move by the influential ABI follows a call by investor advisory body Pirc that Diamond should not receive a bonus on top of his £1.3m salary, because of the underperformance of the bank. Some shareholders, such as Standard Life, Aviva and Scottish Widows, are already believed to be considering voting against the remuneration report.

The ABI is understood to be highlighting two issues with Diamond's pay, which reached £17m in 2011 when deals from previous years were cashed in.

First, it points out that Diamond himself described the bank's performance in 2011 as "unacceptable" when it failed to reach targets for returns to shareholders. Second, the ABI highlights the bank's decision to pay £5.7m to the exchequer on behalf of Diamond.

The bank paid the tax bill as it was incurred when Diamond relocated from New York to London after his promotion to chief executive in January 2011.

While the ABI's guidelines on pay state that companies "should not seek to make changes to any element of executive remuneration to compensate participants for changes in their personal status", the payment on behalf of Diamond is not thought to be in direct breach of this guideline, which was written amid fears that companies would try to compensate directors for any change in tax rates within the UK.

Even so, shareholders admit to being surprised at the size of the tax bill. Guy Jubb, head of corporate governance at Standard Life, has said: "I don't believe anyone had an inkling that this payment, which is almost the largest figure in the remuneration report, was going to surface."

Diamond's contract, which was rewritten when he took the helm after more than 10 years running the Barclays Capital investment bank, states that the bank would pay his tax if he was being taxed twice – in the UK and in the US. The contract states: "Barclays will consult with you in good faith and give consideration as to whether and in which ways Barclays can hold you harmless against any incremental tax liability incurred as a result of your return to the UK to perform your assignment."

Diamond is not employed directly by Barclays, but via a subsidiary known as Gracechurch Services Corporation, which is incorporated in the US state of Delaware.

The ABI also issued an amber alert on Barclays last year when one in 10 investors failed to support the remuneration report at an annual meeting, when private shareholders hit out against the pay deals.

It is not yet clear what scale of protest will take place at this year's annual meeting on 27 April, although a protest on at least the same scale is expected.

The scene has been set for a row since February, when the bank reported a 3% fall in profits to £5.9bn, but conceded that the proportion of revenue used to pay investment bankers was unchanged on a year earlier.

Barclays made clear it had been holding meetings with its shareholders over the pay deals and described the ABI report as "carefully considered". Barclays said: "We note the concerns and questions that they have raised in their report… and look forward to continuing to work with them on those."

A vote against the chair of the remuneration committee, Alison Carnwath, is also possible as Pirc has recommended voting against her re-election to the board.

Pirc pointed to the fact that Barclays shares are trading below their net asset value, and also states that the bank should consider clawing back bonuses from executives because of the £1bn provision for payment protection insurance mis-selling.

Barclays shares were hit hard on Tuesday, falling 6% amid concerns about its exposure to Spain, while it also admitted that it might need to increase its provision for payment protection insurance mis-selling because of a surge in applications from customers seeking compensation.

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