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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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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, June 12, 2012

Columbia in a tangle over links to embattled JP Morgan boss Dimon

University facing accusations of conflict of interest over president Lee Bollinger's support of New York Fed ally Jamie Dimon

guardian.co.uk, Dominic Rushe in New York, Tuesday 12 June 2012

Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, has defended Jamie Dimon,
with whom he serves at the New York Fed. Photograph: Rick Bowmer/AP

Columbia University is facing accusations of a conflict of interest relating to the role of its president in cheerleading for the boss of JP Morgan Chase, one of Columbia's most generous financial backers.

Lee Bollinger, who has been president of Columbia since 2002, has been a vocal supporter of Jamie Dimon despite mounting criticism of the JP Morgan chief executive since the revelation of a $2bn trading loss at the bank's London office.

But critics say Bollinger has put Columbia, one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the United States, in an awkward position because of the financial support it receives from JP Morgan.

In the wake of the trading scandal, there have been calls for Dimon to step down from his role on the board of the New York Federal Reserve, one of the institutions with regulatory oversight of Wall Street banks.

On Monday, Bollinger said those making such calls were "foolish". His intervention was significant because Bollinger is chairman of the New York Fed's board of directors: he became the first board member to speak in defence of Dimon.

Dimon's role on the board of the regulator is likely to be questioned on Wednesday by a Senate banking committee that has summoned Dimon to talk about the losses. The NY Fed is charged with supervising JP Morgan Chase and other Wall Street banks, among other tasks.

Critics including Democratic senators, former IMF economist Simon Johnson, and Occupy Wall Street protesters have called for Dimon's removal, claiming a conflict of interest. Senator Bernie Sanders recently said having Dimon on the NY Fed board was like having "the fox guarding the hen house."

But in an interview with the Wall Street Journal Bollinger said: "I do not think he should step down." Bollinger said critics had a false understanding of how the Fed works. "Jamie, myself [and] the other members of the board do not get involved in oversight of the supervisory function of the New York Fed," Bollinger said.

Columbia declined requests for comment from the Guardian on the issue of the potential conflict of interest or the size of its ties with the bank. But the university's website shows that JP Morgan is a generous, long-term donor to the university. Columbia is in the midst of a campaign that aims to raise $5bn by 2013 to expand its campus, hire more staff and offer financial aid to poorer students. R Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia's graduate business school, has targeted JP Morgan and other banks as major donors.

The bank offers a matching gift program to employees, effectively doubling the size of any gift its employees give to the university. It gives money across the university, for example endowing over $25,000 to Columbia's school of social work, sponsoring a summer research program for science teachers. The bank's ties go back to at least 1888 when JP Morgan, the bank's founder, gave a $100,000 to help establish its Morningside Heights campus.

Akshat Tewary, one of the founders of Occupy the SEC, said there was "clearly a conflict of interest" in Bollinger's defence of Dimon. "Anyone who is opining on that issue should be independent, and shouldn't have a personal stake," he said.

Tewary said the constitution of the NY Fed means that bankers must sit on its board and while he would like to see that change, "being on the board itself isn't the issue."

He said Dimon had been a very vocal critic of financial regulation. "That is something that not all bankers do. And not all bankers have the same influence over policy as Jamie Dimon has. JP Morgan has spent millions of dollars lobbying trying to water down financial reforms."

As a NY Fed board member, Dimon is supposed to have limited influence on regulation, said Tewary. "Clearly, Dimon has taken a very active role in pushing for a certain type of regulation," he said. "If he was quietly sitting on the board, that would be a different matter."

Melanie Sloan, executive director of lobby group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said: "You don't want to bite the hand that feeds you. Every university is protective of its donors. It's not exactly likely you would expect him to say anything critical of Jamie Dimon but it might have been smarter to stay quiet."

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