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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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"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

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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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Friday, December 7, 2012

Fox News adjusts to new reality as it faces four more years of Obama

It's the go-to network for outraged conservatives – but now Fox News has benched two high-profile pundits, and shown signs of retreat. Is the US's biggest cable news network going moderate?

guardian.co.uk, Paul Harris in New York, Friday 7 December 2012

Fox News chief Roger Ailes. Producers must ask permission from senior
 management if they wish to put Karl Rove or Dick Morris on air. Photograph:

For America's liberals, it is the tantalising cherry on top of the Obama election victory cake. The decision by Fox News to cut back the use of high-profile rightwing political pundits Karl Rove and Dick Morris raises a prospect few ever thought possible: that the hugely successful conservative cable news channel is in retreat.

In the wake of President Barack Obama's election win last month – which flew dramatically in the face of Rove and Morris's confident on-air predictions – the News Corp-owned station is being forced to adjust to a new reality.

Its broadcasting landscape is now one in which four more years of Obama's presidency stretch out in front of it. That second term was also won in an election many saw as a rejection of a Tea Party-infused Republicanism that saw extreme figures like pizza magnate Herman Cain, social conservatives Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann and even business mogul Donald Trump briefly leading the Republican field.

As a result, some experts see Fox News as having emerged from the defeat of eventual candidate Mitt Romney in the same shape as the Republican party itself – with a somewhat tarnished image. "It was a damaging election for Fox, not so much down to the result, but in the way that it was handled in the weeks leading up to it and in Rove's famous on-air meltdown," said professor Jack Lule, a media expert at Lehigh University.

The incident Lule is referring to happened on election night itself when Fox regular Rove questioned the channel's own polling unit in deciding to call the crucial state of Ohio for Obama. In a remarkable piece of live television – ordered by Fox News' co-founder Roger Ailes himself – anchor Megyn Kelly and a camera crew then took Rove's opinion to the Fox decision desk who stood by their call and debunked Rove's doubts.

For some, including many critics of the channel, the incident became the key moment when Fox News' often barely-disguised championing of the conservative cause ran into the simple reality of the facts on the ground. It also went viral. "My sister called me up to say: 'Turn to Fox News. It's crazy'," said Webster University broadcast journalism expert Professor Eileen Solomon.

Since then – as the Republican party itself divides between senior voices calling for more inclusive policies and a still outraged conservative base – Fox News has shown several other signs of moderating its stance. Not only has it "benched" Rove and Morris – with senior management permission needed if any producer wants to put them on air – but some of its top personalities are shifting policies.

Just two days after the election, which Obama won with a huge majority among Hispanic voters, Fox host Sean Hannity told listeners to his radio show that his views on illegal immigrants had "evolved" and he now supported a path to citizenship. Regular Fox News pundit Ann Coulter has also changed gear. Just this week she revealed on Fox that she now supported tax rises on the wealthy as a political tactic.

The shifts might reflect Fox News' and Ailes' establishment position within the broader Republican party, where both are hugely influential. Indeed, a plethora of Republican bigwigs – from Mike Huckabee to Sarah Palin to Newt Gingrich – have been paid Fox pundits.

Fox's unease thus reflects a wider Republican nervousness among top donors and the party elite about demographic growth among minorities that could play into the hands of Democrats for many election cycles to come.

Even before the election Fox had ended the show of notorious host Glenn Beck, who had become known for postulating rightwing conspiracy theories and made several racial gaffes. Beck, too, had begun to fall out of favour with Republican leaders. "Roger Ailes is part and parcel of the GOP establishment. He has a guiding role. Fox is a part of the GOP machine as much as it is a media enterprise," said Tim Dickinson, a national affairs correspondent for Rolling Stone, who has written a lengthy profile of Ailes for his magazine.

But some warn that any liberal celebration over the idea of Fox moderating is more than premature. For example, Fox has enthusiastically pursued Susan Rice, Obama's preferred nominee to be the next secretary of state, for comments she made in the wake of a terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed the ambassador to Libya.

Many of its hosts and broadcasting is still resolutely critical of Obama, and offers a regular diet of red meat to its conservative audience. Indeed, some people expect Rove himself to eventually return to the channel on a regular basis. "With Rove, I think it is kind of like a "head fake" in basketball. They are not really under great pressure to fundamentally change," said Rick Edmonds, a media business analyst for the Poynter Institute.

That goes to the heart of what makes Fox tick, says Edmonds. Since being founded in 1996, Fox News has emerged to become the dominant force in cable news, and its political influence stretches far beyond its several million cable viewers. It is also highly profitable for its parent company. "If we do see any moderation it will be superficial. There will not be a sea change, because I don't think their advertisers or their viewers will demand that. Millions of conservatives like to watch and you can sell a lot of ads on the back of them," said Edmonds.

Fox News actually lost the battle for viewers on election night last month – the single most important event for the channel since the previous election – as CNN netted 8.8 million viewers to Fox's 8.7 million. But the fundamentals of the market have not changed. In November overall the most recent viewership figures show Fox easily dominated its rivals with a nightly average of 2.6 million during primetime. That means Fox News has occupied the number one spot for a remarkable 131 straight months.

At heart Fox News remains a business where the bottom line is just as important, if not more so, than the political line. And in a second Obama term, there is still a rich vein of conservative anger to be mined among core viewers. "If you are Fox you still need to feed the hardcore beast. It is possible that Ailes will guide viewers to a more moderate place, but it is not likely," said Dickinson.

Not that anyone at Fox sees it like that. The channel always insists it covers the news by its famed slogan "fair and balanced", and Ailes recently outlined his editorial philosophy in terms that would seem to dismiss any notion of problems in the wake of Romney's defeat. "I know no-one believes it, we have no agenda," Ailes said in a recent rare interview with the TVNewser blog. "I don't mind praising the guy (Obama) and I don't mind questioning the guy. It's day to day."

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“ …. 6. The News

Number six. I'll be brief. Watch for your news to change. It has to. When the media realizes that Human Beings are changing their watching habits, they're going to start changing what they produce for you to watch. Eventually, there's going to be something called "The Good News Channel," and it will be very attractive indeed. For it will be real and offset the drama of what is today's attraction. This is what families at night, sitting around the table, will wish to watch. They'll have something where the whole picture of a situation is shown and not just the dramatic parts. You will hear about what's happening on the planet that no one is telling you now, and when that occurs [we have no clock, dear one], it's going to compete strongly with the drama. I keep telling you this. Human nature itself is starting to be in color instead of black and white. Watch for it. And that was number six.  …”

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