'Dump Trump': Tens of thousands join global march

'Dump Trump': Tens of thousands join global march
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

March for Science protesters hit the streets worldwide
Thousands of people in Australia and New Zealand on Saturday kicked off the March for Science, the first of more than 500 marches around the globe in support of scienceThousands of people in Australia and New Zealand on Saturday kicked off the March for Science, the first of more than 500 marches around the globe in support of science

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

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

FIFA scandal engulfs Blatter and Platini
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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Friday, May 16, 2014

Pfizer executives cashed in shares weeks before bid for AstraZeneca

Boss Ian Read among senior figures at US drug firm to offload stock on 26 February and 3 March, regulatory filings shows

theguardian.comJennifer Rankin, Friday 16 May 2014

Pfizer's chief executive, Ian Read, sold $10.6m in shares in February. There is
 no suggestion of wrongdoing by any of the executives. Photograph:
Luke Macgregor/Reuters

Pfizer executives made millions by cashing in their shares in the US pharmaceutical firm, just weeks before renewing a £63bn bid for AstraZeneca.

Ian Read, Pfizer's chief executive and public face of the takeover bid, sold $10.6m in shares on 26 February, according to regulatory filings. Frank D'Amelio , chief financial officer, sold $8.9m of stock on the same day. Other Pfizer executives offloading shares included Loretta Cangialosi, the firm's principal accounting officer and controller, who sold $3.1m in shares on 3 March. Mikael Dolsten, the president of research and development, got rid of $2.1m worth on the same day.

Pfizer made its first overture to AstraZeneca's board in January, when it proposed talks for a merger. After the British-Swedish drugmaker turn down the offer, Pfizer renewed its advances on 28 April.

Pfizer's share price has fallen by 9% since Read sold his for $31.99 a share in February. Its shares were trading on Friday at around $29. This is the typical result of making a takeover bid and there is no suggestion of wrongdoing by any of the executives.

A company spokesperson said: "These sales were within guidelines and during a permissible period. The executives remain in compliance with their stock ownership requirements."

Shishir Malde, an expert in finance and accounting at Nottingham Business School, said the share sale was not surprising. Companies bidding for a rival usually see their share price fall, reflecting market scepticism about the success of mergers, he said.

"The vast majority of mergers and acquisitions are not successful because acquirers tend to be overconfident about how much they need to put into bringing the two companies together," said Malde. "The bigger the animal, the harder it is."

Academic research has shown that at least 70% of big mergers and acquisitions end in failure, leaving shareholders no better off than before the tieup.

Bidding companies, Malde said, often discover "skeletons in the closet" once the takeover is completed, which can lead them to renege on promises. In 2010 the US food firm Kraft closed Cadbury's Somerdale factory, breaking a pledge made during merger talks that it would be kept open.

Malde said there were three groups of people who always benefited from mergers: the directors of the bidding company, the shareholders of the target company and the middlemen, the bankers and lawyers. "If those three groups want it to happen, there is little anyone can do to stop it," he added.

The share sale was revealed as Sweden's government stepped up the pressure on AstraZeneca shareholders to reject Pfizer's offer. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, a trio of Swedish ministers said Pfizer's guarantees on jobs and research were insufficient.

"We are worried about Pfizer's semi-hostile takeover process for AstraZeneca, and what the effects would be for Sweden and the UK. The Swedish government has learned to judge companies based on what they do rather than what they say," said the article by its ministers for finance, Anders Borg, enterprise, Annie Lööf, and education and research, Jan Björklund.

"Pfizer has a history of quickly and sharply cutting staff in the wake of acquisitions," they wrote. Dismissing Pfizer's claim that it had created 124,000 jobs since 1999, a period when the US firm went on a buying spree that included taking over Sweden's Pharmacia in 2003, the ministers said: "The net increase in Pfizer's workforce has only been roughly 25,000 since 1999, meaning that nearly 100,000 employees have lost their jobs at Pfizer."

AstraZeneca began in 1999 when Sweden's Astra merged with the UK's Zeneca, itself a descendant of the British chemical company ICI. The Anglo-Swedish firm employs 6,700 in the UK and 5,900 in Sweden. The Swedish government collects more corporation tax from AstraZeneca than any other Swedish company.

On Thursday AstraZeneca's chief executive, Pascal Soriot, told the Guardian that the drugmaker could be damaged by Pfizer's tax avoidance plans. He also criticised Pfizer's intention to split the business into three separate divisions.

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“…I'm in Canada and I know it, but I will tell those listening and reading in the American audience the following: Get ready! Because there are some institutions that are yet to fall, ones that don't have integrity and that could never be helped with a bail out. Again, we tell you the biggest one is big pharma, and we told you that before. It's inevitable. If not now, then in a decade. It's inevitable and they will fight to stay alive and they will not be crossing the bridge. For on the other side of the bridge is a new way, not just for medicine but for care. Paradigms that have not yet been thought of, which don't represent any system that currently exists, will be created and developed by young minds who have concepts that the seniors don't know about. Things that don't have integrity today will fall over tomorrow. Just get ready. It's all part of what's on the other side of the bridge. And the old energy won't like it, and they will object. …”

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