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"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
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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
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“… 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, December 18, 2012

A 13-year retreat for the NRA

Deutsche Welle, 18 December 2012

The NRA has surprised many by the breadth of its media blackout following the Newtown massacre. Its Facebook and Twitter accounts are gone. Is the firearms organization acknowledging complicity, or simply biding time?

On May 1, 1999, just 11 days after the Columbine High School Massacre that took the lives of 12 students and a teacher, the president of the National Rifle Association, Charlton Heston, stepped up to a podium. He was 20 kilometers from the site of the shootings.

"Don't come here?" the 78-year-old asked, mocking the Denver mayor's request to cancel the NRA's annual meeting. "We're already here. This community is our home. Every community in America is our home. We are a 128-year-old fixture of mainstream America."

Heston: "They can have my gun when
 they pry it from my cold, dead hands"
With 4.3 million NRA members and another 80 million Americans owning firearms, the NRA is a powerful force in American culture and politics. Yet while its numbers are as high as ever, the clear-eyed defiance that pervaded Heston's speech 13 years ago - the sense of disbelief, even, that his organization could be blamed for a shooting spree - has disappeared.

The semi-automatic assault rifle

Throughout America, Heston's words were ill-received. The backlash culminated with the release of Michael Moore's documentary, "Bowling for Columbine," which included clips from the speech. On forums throughout the Internet, NRA advocates claimed that Moore grossly misrepresented the NRA by cherrypicking Heston's speech.

Still, the NRA got the message - partially. It gave no public response to the Virginia Tech Massacre that left 37 dead and 17 injured, yet neither did it feel the need to update its website, which contained aggressive talking points for a speech given at the NRA's annual meeting three days earlier. The recents attacks, after all, were carried out with handguns, a relatively non-controversial firearm in American culture.

Virginia Tech is the worst single-gunman
attack in US histor
Yet after Heston had finished his two-term limit at in 2003, his role was taken over by Sandra Froman, a San Francisco-born lawyer and graduate of Harvard University. First among her tasks was to persuade members of US Congress - and a skeptical President Bush - to allow a 10-year-old ban on assault rifles to expire in 2004. The NRA's lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action, was successful.

In the last five years, the decision to legalize those weapons has come under heavy scrutiny. Yet some see a touch of sophistry in the debate.

"The semi-automatic rifle ban was purely cosmetic," said Dr. Brian Anse Patrick, a 58-year-old professor at Toledo University and author of the book "National Rifle Association in the media." "Sure, some guns had a few different hand grips. But you could could still buy the same functional AR-15."

It was a Smith & Wesson M&P15 assault rifle and a Remington tactical shotgun that allowed 24-year-old gunman James Eagan Holmes to to carry out a massacre in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado earlier this year. This time the NRA responded via its podcast.

Reporter Ginny Simone spoke of "the unthinkable tragic shooting that shocked the country today." She ended by saying that, “at this hour the NRA is telling all media, including the NRA Daily News, that its policy is that it will have no comment until all the facts are known in this case.”

The deaths of 12 people and injuries of 58 others merited 35 seconds of the NRA's podcast.

A tough two weeks

That brings events to 11 days ago, when NRA Executive Vice President and spokesperson Wayne LaPierre gave a radio interview. In it, he criticized the media for its attempt to jump "on the back of this national tragedy to try to piggyback their anti-Second Amendment national agenda… and try to force it on Americans all over the country.”

LaPierre was not talking of recent shooting sprees, but of NFL football player Jovan Belcher. On December 1, Belcher shot his girlfriend nine times before fleeing and committing suicide in front of coaches. LaPierre went on to say that the media "sure doesn't talk about the [proverbial] woman who saved herself from getting raped by having a handgun."

That was the NRA's last public statement. Since then a 22-year-old man shot 3 people at an Oregon mall before committing suicide; 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 26 people, most of them children, at Sandy Hook Elementary; and on Saturday, December 15, a deranged man fired 50 rounds outside a shopping mall in Newport Beach, California, injuring no one.

The AR-15 semi-automatic rifle was Adam Lanza's weapon of choice in Connecticut

Over the last few days the NRA has removed both its Facebook page and Twitter accounts. It has also denied requests from Deutsche Welle for an interview. In response to DW's question as to when the media blackout will cease, an employee of the NRA responded that they would do so when "all the details about the shootings are in."

"This is not a snap decision," Patrick said. "This is a strategy. You'll find in a week or two they'll come up with a statement."

The future of the NRA

Online, a handful of Americans are calling for NRA President David Keene to be shot
When the NRA does issue an official statement, it will surely take into account the mood in Washington. Senior Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa has called openly for a study of gun violence and mental health issues. On the other side of the hall, the pro-gun Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, whose position allows him to set the Senate schedule, has also stated a desire to place gun control on the table. Even NRA member and West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin has agreed to a debate.

In general, however, the NRA has been silent, and at times apologetic, only when attacks are carried out with semi-automatic assault rifles. Even NRA spokespersons appear to have a difficult time justifying such weaponry in the wake of a massacre.

Where handguns, hunting rifles or shotguns are involved, though - veritable staples of American gun ownership, and the weapons used in the Columbine and Virginia Tech massacres - the organization remains defiant.

Regardless of the NRA's next move, Dr. Patrick has a clear prediction for the future of America's largest firearms organization."NRA membership will increase markedly because of this," the professor said. "Throughout the 1990s, the more negative coverage the NRA got, the higher the membership."

A child gazes from a school bus as it passes by the St. Rose
 of Lima Catholic church while mourners gathered for a funeral
 service for shooting victim Jessica Rekos, 6, on December 18,
 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (John Moore/

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