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Northern lights over Terschelling, Friesland. 27-28 February, 2014 (NOS/Klaas Smit)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"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.)



Google: Fijne Koninginnedag 2012 gewenst ! (30 Apr 2012)


"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. …

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Health authority again under fire: hid bad hospital finance news

DutchNews.nl, Thursday 17 April 2014

Whistleblower Gotlieb (NOS/ANP)
The Dutch health authority (NZa) deliberately concealed information showing that four out of 10 Dutch hospitals were loss-making, Nos television said on Thursday.

The information was removed from the NZa's annual report by its management board, the broadcaster said. It bases its claims on documents leaked by a whistleblower.

Last week, Nos and the NRC newspaper reported confidential medical files and sensitive information about health insurance companies and care providers was not being properly secured by the NZa.

Draft report

In a draft version of the report about hospitals, it states 35 of the 90 Dutch hospital groups were in poor financial shape in 2012.

However, most of the problems were alleviated by temporary measures and the published version of the document says only 10% of hospitals were in financial trouble.

The final report did not include financial tables nor did it state that five of the country's academic hospitals and 30 others were loss-making.

Second scandal

Health minister Edith Schippers is coming under increasing pressure to take action at the NZa, which is the government's healthcare regulator.

The information comes from whistleblower Arthur Gotlieb who also compiled a 600-page report listing problems with the organisation's internet security. But when he reported issues to his superiors, they tried to force him out, the NRC, which has the report, said a week ago.

Gotlieb committed suicide in January at the age of 50, shortly after submitting his report to NZa bosses.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Former Dutch Labour prime minister works for big Chinese bank

DutchNews.nl, Thursday 17 April 2014

Former Dutch prime minister
Wim Kok (NOS/ANP)
Former Dutch prime minister and union leader Wim Kok has joined the second biggest Chinese bank as a non-executive director.

Kok, 75, has worked for the listed China Construction Bank since November, the Volkskrant reports on Thursday.

The role involves at least six meetings a year, most of which involve a trip to China, Kok, who led the Labour party for years, told the paper. Kok was prime minister for eight years and has been on the supervisory board of ING, Shell and KLM since then.

Kok is a member of two bank commissions: strategic development, and appointments and remuneration. He earns €42,000 for the function, the Volkskrant says.

Iranian killer's execution halted at last minute by victim's parents

Convict had noose around his neck when victim's mother approached, slapped him in the face and spared his life

The Guardian, Saeed Kamali Dehghan, Wednesday 16 April 2014

The noose is removed from around the neck of Balal. Photograph:
Arash Khamooshi /Isna

When he felt the noose around his neck, Balal must have thought he was about to take his last breath. Minutes earlier, crowds had watched as guards pushed him towards the gallows for what was meant to be yet another public execution in the Islamic republic of Iran.

Seven years ago Balal, who is in his 20s, stabbed 18-year-old Abdollah Hosseinzadeh during a street brawl in the small town of Royan, in the northern province of Mazandaran. In a literal application of qisas, the sharia law of retribution, the victim's family were to participate in Balal's punishment by pushing the chair on which he stood.

But what happened next marked a rarity in public executions in Iran, which puts more people to death than any other country apart from China. The victim's mother approached, slapped the convict in the face and then decided to forgive her son's killer. The victim's father removed the noose and Balal's life was spared.

Hosseinzadeh's mother slaps Balal. Photograph: Arash Khamooshi /Isna

Photographs taken by Arash Khamooshi, of the semi-official Isna news agency, show what followed. Balal's mother hugged the grieving mother of the man her son had killed. The two women sobbed in each other's arms – one because she had lost her son, the other because hers had been saved.

The action by Hosseinzadeh's mother was all the more extraordinary as it emerged that this was not the first son she had lost. Her younger child Amirhossein was killed in a motorbike accident at the age of 11.

"My 18-year-old son Abdollah was taking a stroll in the bazaar with his friends when Balal shoved him," said the victim's father, Abdolghani Hosseinzadeh, according to Isna. "Abdollah was offended and kicked him but at this time the murderer took an ordinary kitchen knife out of his socks."

Balal's mother, left and Hosseinzadeh's mother embrace after the execution
was halted. Photograph: Arash Khamooshi/Isna

Hosseinzadeh Sr has come to the conclusion that Balal did not kill his son deliberately. "Balal was inexperienced and didn't know how to handle a knife. He was naive."

According to the father, Balal escaped the scene of the stabbing but was later arrested by the police. It took six years for a court to hand down a death sentence, and the victim's family deferred the execution a number of times. An date for execution was set just before the Persian new year, Nowruz, but the victim's family did not approve of the timing.

Hosseinzadeh said a dream prompted the change of heart. "Three days ago my wife saw my elder son in a dream telling her that they are in a good place, and for her not to retaliate … This calmed my wife and we decided to think more until the day of the execution."

Many Iranian public figures, including the popular TV sport presenter Adel Ferdosipour, had called on the couple, who have a daughter, to forgive the killer. Although they did so, Balal will not necessarily be freed. Under Iranian law the victim's family have a say only in the act of execution, not any jail sentence.

The chair on the gallows. Photograph: Arash Khamooshi /Isna

In recent years Iran has faced criticism from human rights activists for its high rate of executions. The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, accused Hassan Rouhani of doing too little to improve Iran's human rights, especially reining in its staggering use of capital punishment.

As of last week, 199 executions are believed to have been carried out in Iran this year, according to Amnesty, a rate of almost two a day. Last year Iran and Iraq were responsible for two-thirds of the world's executions, excluding China.

At least 369 executions were officially acknowledged by the Iranian authorities in 2013, but Amnesty said hundreds more people were put to death in secret, taking the actual number close to 700.

Iran is particularly criticised for its public executions, which have attracted children among the crowds in the past. Iranian photographers are often allowed to document them.

Bahareh Davis, of Amnesty International, welcomed the news that Balal had been spared death. "It is of course welcome news that the family of the victim have spared this young man's life," she said. "However, qisas regulations in Iran mean that people who are sentenced to death under this system of punishment are effectively prevented from seeking a pardon or commutation of their sentences from the authorities – contrary to Iran's international obligations."

She added: "It's deeply disturbing that the death penalty continues to be seen as a solution to crime in Iran. Not only is the death penalty the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment with no special deterrent impact, but public displays of killing also perpetuate a culture of acceptance of violence.

"Public executions are degrading and incompatible with human dignity of those executed. In addition, all those who watch public executions – which regrettably often includes children – are brutalised by the experience."

In October last year an Iranian prisoner who survived an attempted execution and was revived in the morgue was spared another attempt, though his family said he had lost mental stability and remained in jail.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Starbucks says 'will pay more tax' in UK after Europe HQ shift

Yahoo – AFP, 16 April 2014

A man parks his hire bicycle outside a branch of Starbucks in central
London on February 1, 2013 (AFP Photo/Carl Court)

London (AFP) - Starbucks said on Wednesday it was re-locating its European headquarters from the Netherlands to Britain a year after the US coffee giant was heavily criticised by British lawmakers for tax avoidance.

The company, the world's largest coffee shop chain, said it would pay more tax in Britain as a result of the re-location, which is expected to take place at the end of the year.

Britain is the group's largest and fastest-growing market. Starbucks expects to open another 100 outlets there this year.

Customers leave a branch of 
Starbucks in central London on
 February 1, 2013 (AFP Photo/Carl
Court)
"By making this move, our senior leaders will be better able to oversee the UK market in which over half of our European stores -- employing more than 7,500 employees -- are located," the company said in a statement.

"This move will mean we pay more tax in the UK."

Starbucks and a number of other multi-national companies, including Amazon and Google, have come under pressure from politicians and campaigners over their tax affairs.

In 2012, Starbucks acknowledged it had not paid any corporation tax in Britain on sales worth £400 million (485 million euros, $670 million) between 2009 and 2012.

It was able to do so by paying fees to other areas of its business -- such as "royalty payments" for the use of the brand -- which resulted in the company posting a series of losses.

It has reported profit only once since it entered the British market in 1998.

Last year, in the face of a public backlash over its tax arrangements in Britain, Starbucks agreed to pay £20 million in instalments of corporation tax, adding it had "listened" to its customers.

The announcement came after British Prime Minister David Cameron launched a crackdown in 2012 to tackle tax avoidance, which is legal, and illegal tax evasion.

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Sanctions-hit Iran triumphs in football's RoboCup

Yahoo – AFP, Cyril Julien, 16 April 2014

A robot of Iran's Parand Azad University prepares to kick the ball during
 a match against 'Mechatronics Research Laboratory; from Iran's Azad 
University of Qazvin, during the RoboCup Iran Open 2014, in Tehran, 
on April 10 (AFP Photo/Behrouz Mehri)

A robot of Iran's Parand Azad University prepares to kick the ball during a match against 'Mechatronics Research Laboratory; from Iran's Azad University of Qazvin, during the RoboCup Iran Open 2014, in Tehran, on April 10

Tehran (AFP) - Iran may be lumbered with economic sanctions but that did not stop a local team of robotics experts from sweeping aside German and Dutch rivals in football's RoboCup.

In an event that could be considered just a fun distraction if it weren't for all the hard work involved, the annual tournament drew an international field of competitors last weekend.

Bahareh Forough of 'Mechatronics Research
 Laboratory' from Iran's Azad University of 
Qazvin adjusts a goalkeeper robot during
 the RoboCup Iran Open 2014, in Tehran, 
on April 10 (AFP Photo/Behrouz Mehri)
On a green felt carpet, five teams -- three German, one Dutch and the other Iranian -- contested RoboCup's 9th edition in Tehran, with the robots trying to prod a red ball into the back of their opponent's net over two 10-minute halves.

Standing just 60 centimetres (24 inches) tall, the key factor in the match -- unlike in everyday electronic games -- the robots are pre-programmed by their human masters ahead of kick-off.

"The robots are completely autonomous -- we don't have any control on the game and they make their own decisions," said Novin Sharhoudi, 20, a student of software and computer engineering at Qasvin Azad University, northwest of Tehran.

And unlike professional sport in which money can buy the best players, the RoboCup teams used identical machines designed by Aldebaran Robotics, a French company that also provided raw technical data for the programmers.

"We process the data to improve locomotion, perception of the infrastructure and behaviour," said Sharhoudi, referring to how and when the robots move, kick the ball and interact with team mates across a playing surface six metres (yards) long and three metres wide.

Without upgrades, components

Each robot is equipped with two cameras -- one on its head and the other on its chin -- to see the ball and communicate with team mates via wireless networking.

Local MRL (Mechatronics Research Laboratories) team came out on top, even though all aspects of life in Iran are clouded by international sanctions imposed as punishment for its disputed nuclear programme.

"We don't get all the upgrades, we can't buy robots or some components and the company was not in Tehran during the event so we can't repair the robots," said Sharhoudi.

And just as in the beautiful game itself, no plan survives the opening whistle.

Jonas Mende of team HTWK from Leipzig, Germany saw his robots bump into each other and their opponents, fall over and require "time out" on the sidelines before returning to action.

Robots from German Nao-Team HTWK of the Leipzig University of Applied
 Sciences take part in a football game against 'Dutch Nao Team' from the Van
 Amsterdam University, during the RoboCup Iran Open 2014, in Tehran, on
April 10 (AFP Photo/Behrouz Mehri)

Mende was impressed by the improvements achieved by the MRL team.

"Iranians have made good progress since last year. We are now on the same level and they are our main opponents," he said.

The MRL team's victory came after a third place finish behind world champions Bremen and Leipzig at a recent tournament in Germany.

But for professionals taking part in RoboCup, the aim is to advance their research and to improve design and movement in new software programmes.

"They develop lots of skills that can be used in other areas," said Patrick de Kok of the NAO Dutch team who took part in Tehran.

"Finding a ball is not only for soccer but can help find a specific target during rescue operations," he added, referring to searches in contaminated and dangerous places.

Resistance sisters honoured almost 70 years after the end of WWII

DutchNews.nl, Tuesday 15 April 2014

The sisters receive their award
from Prime Minister Rutte.
Two sisters who as teenagers worked as couriers for the Dutch resistance during World War II have been recognised for their heroism, 70 years later.

Truus Menger-Oversteegen (90) and Freddie Dekker-Oversteegen (88) were on Tuesday awarded the Mobilisatie-Oorlogskruis (war mobilisation cross) for the work they did for the resistance.

This involved acting as couriers and stealing official identity papers, Nos television says. They were also involved in ‘armed action’ in Haarlem.

The women were awarded their medals by prime minister Mark Rutte.

Posthumous

Nos says the award ceremony is unusual because many members of the resistance were given posthumous medals.

The Oversteegen sisters worked together with Hannie Schaft – immortalised in the film The Girl with Red Hair – who was shot by firing squad in March 1945 at the age of 24.

In 1996, Truus Menger-Oversteegen set up the national Hannie Schaft foundation to promote the ideals shared by Schaft and the sisters to the next generations.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gay and lesbian old people's home planned in Spain

26 December Foundation, which is behind Madrid scheme, says some elderly people hide sexuality to avoid rejection by peers

theguardian.com, Stephen Burgen in Barcelona, Monday 14 April 2014

Spain's first old people's home for gay and lesbian pensioners is to open in a converted hotel in Madrid.

Federico Armenteros, president of the 26 December Foundation, which is behind the scheme, said that as far as society was concerned "elderly LGTB don't exist".

He said the home would not be exclusively for gay people. "We're not going to ask you who you sleep with when you apply," he said. "Anyone can come, the only thing to bear in mind is that it specialises in elderly LGTBs. As it is, there are homes for ex-servicemen, nuns or retired workers from specific companies and no one says they are being discriminatory."

Until late 1978, gay people in Spain were classified by law as "dangerous" and faced prison or internment in re-education centres, as well as having their movements restricted. The foundation takes its name from the date the law was reformed.

Boti García, president of Spain's LGTB federation, said: "When people think of LGTB people, they think of young people. There's a tendency, as there is in society as a whole, to leave out the elderly."

Armenteros said elderly people in general were not as accepting of gay and lesbian people, and as result some went back into the closet in old age, especially if they were in a home. "They don't have children and grandchildren they can talk about and often they conceal their sexual orientation to avoid rejection."

The foundation is also planning a civic centre for the same community in the Lavapiés neighbourhood of Madrid, due to be completed within the next few months. It will offer painting classes, physiotherapy, a classroom for the University of the Elderly and a gym, among other things.

"Neither the centre nor the home will be places to park old people," said Armenteros. "We want elderly people to feel useful, that they have a good time and feel at home." The home is due to open in 2015.

(Volkskrant/ANP)

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Monday, April 14, 2014

IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable

Landmark UN analysis concludes global roll-out of clean energy would shave only a tiny fraction off economic growth

theguardian.com, Damian Carrington, Berlin, Sunday 13 April 2014

The landmark UN report on climate change concludes moving to renewable
energy is achievable. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Catastrophic climate change can be averted without sacrificing living standards, according to a landmark UN report published on Sunday. It concludes the transformation required to a world of clean energy and the ditching of dirty fossil fuels is eminently affordable.

The authoritative report, produced by 1250 international experts and approved by 194 governments, dismisses fears that slashing carbon emissions would wreck the world economy. It is the final part of a definitive trilogy that has already shown that climate change is “unequivocally” caused by humans and that, unchecked, it poses a grave threat to people and could lead to lead to wars and mass migration.

Diverting hundred of billions of dollars from fossil fuels into renewable energy and cutting energy waste would shave just 0.06% off expected annual economic growth rates of 1.3%-3%, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report concluded. Furthermore, the analysis did not include the benefits of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, which could outweigh the costs. The benefits include reducing air pollution, which plagues China and recently hit the UK, and improved energy security, which is currently at risk in eastern Europe after the actions of major gas-producer Russia in Ukraine.

The new IPCC report warns that carbon emissions have soared in the last decade and are now growing at almost double the previous rate. But its comprehensive analysis found rapid action can can still limit global warming to 2C, the internationally agreed safety limit, if low-carbon energy triples or quadruples by 2050.

“It is actually affordable to do it and people are not going to have to sacrifice their aspirations about improved standards of living,” said Professor Jim Skea, an energy expert at Imperial College London and co-chair of the IPCC report team. “It is not a hair-shirt change of lifestyle at all that is being envisaged and there is space for poorer countries to develop too,” Skea told the Guardian.

Nonetheless, to avoid the worst impacts of climate change at the lowest cost, the report envisages an energy revolution ending centuries of dominance by fossil fuels and which will require major political and commercial change. On Thursday, Archbishop Desmond Tutu called for an anti-apartheid style campaign against fossil fuel companies, which he blames for the “injustice” of climate change.

Along with measures that cut energy waste, renewable energy - such as wind, hydropower and solar - is viewed most favourably by the report as a result of its falling costs and large scale deployment in recent years. “Renewables are going to be ubiquitous no matter which part of the world you look at,” said Skea. “Every country is pursuing the renewable option at the moment.”

The report includes nuclear power as a mature low-carbon option but cautions that has declined globally since 1993 and faces safety, financial and waste management concerns. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) – trapping the CO2 from fossil fuel burning – and then burying it is also included, but the report notes it is an untested technology at large scale and may be expensive.

Biofuels, used in cars or power stations, could play a “critical role” in cutting emissions, the IPCC found, but it said the negative effects of some biofuels on food prices and wildlife remained “unresolved”. Emissions can be cut in the medium term by replacing coal with less-polluting gas, the IPCC states, but gas will then also have to be phased out.

The report found that current emission-cutting pledges by the world's nations make it more likely than not that the 2C limit will be broken and it warns that delaying action any further will increase the costs. Delay could also force extreme measures to be taken including sucking CO2 out of the air.

This might be done by generating energy by burning plants and trees, which had absorbed carbon from the atmosphere, and then using CCS to bury the emissions. But the IPCC warned such warned such carbon removal technologies may never be developed and could bring new risks.

The report's final 37-page summary emerged from a week of negotiations between the 194 countries, with long disputes over contentious sections running until 6am on the last night. Objections from rich nations saw the complete removal of a section stating that hundred of billions of dollars a year would have to be paid by developed countries to developing countries, to ensure they grow their cities and economies in a non-polluting way.

Other objections, from major fossil fuel producing nations including Saudi Arabia, led to the weakening of statements that ending the huge subsidies paid for oil, gas and coal would help reduce emissions. But the final document retained the conclusion that policies to cut carbon could devalue fossil fuels reserves.

"This is a very responsible report,” said Professor Andrew Watson, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Exeter who was not part of the IPCC team. He said there were economic and social risks in transforming the energy system to cut carbon. “However, there are even bigger risks if we do nothing and rely exclusively on being able to ride out climate change and adapt to it.”

Environmental campaign groups, which have previously criticised the IPCC for being too conservative, welcomed the new report. Samantha Smith, leader of WWF’s Global Climate & Energy Initiative, said: “The IPCC report makes clear that acting on emissions now is affordable, but delaying further increases the costs. The energy sector is by far the largest emitter of greenhouse gases and, therefore, is the key battleground of change. It is a super strong signal to investors: they can no longer say they did not know the risks.”

Oxfam's climate expert Jan Kowalzig said: "This report puts the fossil fuel companies and their financiers on notice: the era of fossil fuel energy is ending.”



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"Recalibration of Free Choice"–  Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) - (Subjects: (Old) SoulsMidpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth,  4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical)  8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) (Text version)

“…  4 - Energy (again)

The natural resources of the planet are finite and will not support the continuation of what you've been doing. We've been saying this for a decade. Watch for increased science and increased funding for alternate ways of creating electricity (finally). Watch for the very companies who have the most to lose being the ones who fund it. It is the beginning of a full realization that a change of thinking is at hand. You can take things from Gaia that are energy, instead of physical resources. We speak yet again about geothermal, about tidal, about wind. Again, we plead with you not to over-engineer this. For one of the things that Human Beings do in a technological age is to over-engineer simple things. Look at nuclear - the most over-engineered and expensive steam engine in existence!

Your current ideas of capturing energy from tidal and wave motion don't have to be technical marvels. Think paddle wheel on a pier with waves, which will create energy in both directions [waves coming and going] tied to a generator that can power dozens of neighborhoods, not full cities. Think simple and decentralize the idea of utilities. The same goes for wind and geothermal. Think of utilities for groups of homes in a cluster. You won't have a grid failure if there is no grid. This is the way of the future, and you'll be more inclined to have it sooner than later if you do this, and it won't cost as much….”

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Catholic church finally admits bishop abused boys

DutchNews.nl, Saturday 12 April 2014

Bishop Gijsen in 1975. (NOS/ANP)
The Catholic church in Roermond has finally admitted a former bishop abused two boys, despite denying the abuse claims for years.

Jo Gijsen, who died last year, was bishop of Roermond from 1972 to 1993. He then moved to Austria and Iceland, before returning to the Netherlands in 2007.

A Dutch Catholic church committee investigating abuse claims has decided two complaints against Gijsen were proven.

Gijsen, a traditional and controversial bishop, set up his own seminary in Kerkrade named Rolduc which was described as both ‘closed’ and ‘a feeding ground for homosexual relations’ by the Volkskrant newspaper.

Mea Culpa, a Dutch organisation set up to support victims of church abuse, welcomed the admission that Gijssen had been guilty of abuse. However, it is shocking that he was able to become a bishop when it was known he had previously abused children, the organisation said.

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The Netherlands has more prison workers than prisoners

DutchNews.nl, Friday 11 April 2014

(NOS/ANP)
The Netherlands has more prison guards than prisoners, the AD reports on Friday, quoting justice ministry figures.

Currently, there are 9,710 people serving time in jail and 9,914 prison officials, the ministry figures show.

While the bulk of them are guards, the total also includes support staff and trainers such as sports coaches, the AD says.

Civil service union Abvakabo reacted angrily to junior justice minister Fred Teeven's claims. It says there is a shortage of properly trained guards and claims to have had over 300 complaints about the pressure of work.

Closures

The Dutch prison service is in the middle of a major overhaul including prison closures and mergers. The government also wants to introduce more multiple occupancy cells.

Criminologist Jan van Dijk told the NRC the Dutch crime rate has been falling steadily, as it has across the western world.

An example of this is Amsterdam's Zeedijk and Nieuwmarkt which were a no-go area in 1990, he said. 'Now you can walk there in complete safety'.

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Pope Francis asks for forgiveness from those sexually abused by priests

Pontiff vows there will be no going back in Catholic church's fight to protect children

theguardian.com, Associated Press in Vatican City, Friday 11 April 2014

Pope Francis has come under criticism from victims' advocacy groups for
not meeting with survivors of sexual abuse Photograph: ZUMA/REX

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness on Friday from people who were sexually abused by priests, and vowed that there will be no going back in the church's fight to protect children.

The pope made the off-the-cuff remarks after coming under criticism from victims' groups for a perceived lack of attention to the problem and ongoing demands that he sanction bishops who covered up for paedophiles.

In his remarks to members of the International Catholic Child Bureau, a French Catholic network of organisations that protects children's rights, the pope said he felt "called to take it upon myself" and "ask forgiveness" for the evil that some priests had committed against children.

"The church is aware of this damage," he was quoted as saying by Vatican Radio. "We don't want to take a step back in dealing with this problem and the sanctions that must be imposed. On the contrary, I think we must be even stronger. You don't play around with the lives of children."

Last month, the pope named the initial members of a commission to advise him on best practices to combat sexual abuse in the church. Half of them are women and one was assaulted by a priest as a child.

The Vatican has said the members will draft the statutes of the commission and would look into the legal "duties and responsibilities" of church personnel, a suggestion that they may take up the critical question of disciplining complicit bishops. Church law provides for sanctions if a bishop is negligent in carrying out his duties, but to date no bishop has been disciplined for protecting an abuser.

The pope named the commission members after coming under fire for taking no action since the commission itself was announced in December. Victims' groups have also been irked that he hasn't met with survivors and recently told a newspaper that the church had been unfairly attacked for its abuse record.




Friday, April 11, 2014

Dutch state to pay historic Srebrenica compensation

Yahoo – AFP, Nicolas Delaunay, 11 April 2014

Bosnian Muslims wait prior to the case against the Dutch state at a court
in The Hague, on April 7, 2014 (AFP Photo/Koen van Weel)

The Hague (AFP) - The Dutch government said Thursday it would pay 20,000 euros to relatives of three Bosnian Muslim men murdered after peacekeepers expelled them from a UN compound at Srebrenica in 1995.

The announcement follows a Dutch court's landmark ruling last year that the state was liable for the deaths, the first time a government has been held responsible for the actions of peacekeepers operating under a United Nations mandate.

"We deeply regret what happened to them and their family members and we hope that this can help them towards dealing with their loss," defence ministry spokesman Klaas Meijer told AFP.

A member of the "Mothers of Srebrenica"
 demonstrates in front of the European
 Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, 
France, on October 11, 2012 (AFP
Photo/Frederick Florin)
The compensation is for the psychological damage suffered by the four relatives of the three dead men, with another possible sum to be awarded for "material" damage, such as loss of earnings, because of the killings, Meijer said.

The compensation will be paid to former UN interpreter Hasan Nuhanovic whose father, mother and brother were killed by Bosnian Serb forces after Dutch peacekeepers expelled them from the UN base.

Rizo Mustafic, an electrician at the base, was also killed after being sent to certain death at the hands of Bosnian Serb forces. His widow, son and daughter will each receive 20,000 euros ($27,700).

Their lawyer, Liesbeth Zegveld, slammed the payout announcement as "disrespectful" because the Dutch government had never sought to discuss the compensation with the relatives.

"It means but one thing: the state never had the intention to involve the relatives, it just wanted to get the case over and done with," she told AFP.

"It's disrespectful, firstly because of the amount offered, although that's not the most important issue, but also because the relatives were never approached during the talks."

Further litigation?

Zegveld said the families had not yet decided whether they would persue further litigation over Dutch involvement in the worst massacre in Europe since World War II.

Almost 8,000 Muslim men and boys were slaughtered by troops commanded by Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, who brushed aside lightly armed Dutch peacekeepers and overran the supposedly safe enclave in July 1995, during Bosnia's brutal three-year civil war.

Rights group Amnesty International hailed the ruling last year as "the first time an individual government has been held to account for the conduct of its peacekeeping troops under a UN mandate".

An appeals court in 2011 found the Dutch state responsible for the trio's deaths, the first time it was held accountable for the Dutch UN battalion's actions.

But the state then appealed, saying it believed the UN controlled the Dutch battalion in Bosnia.

Mladic, dubbed the "Butcher of Bosnia", and former Bosnian Serb political chief Radovan Karadzic are currently facing charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity before the Yugoslav war crimes court in The Hague.

A Dutch court on Monday began hearing a civil suit brought by Srebrenica relatives against the

The Mothers of Srebrenica, representing some 6,000 widows and victims' relatives, Dutch government, saying its peacekeepers should have helped prevent the massacre.

 have been seeking justice for several years for the massacre, which the UN's highest International Court of Justice has ruled was genocide.

Health regulator failed to secure IT system, ignored whistleblower

DutchNews.nl, Thursday 10 April 2014

(NOS/ANP)
Confidential medical files and sensitive information about health insurance companies and care providers is not being properly secured by the Dutch health authority NZa, according to a whistleblower.

Arthur Gotlieb compiled a 600-page report listing problems with the organisation's internet security. But when he reported issues to his superiors, they tried to force him out, the NRC, which has the report, says on Thursday.

Gotlieb committed suicide in January at the age of 50, shortly after submitting his report to NZa bosses.

Leaks

In his document, Gotlieb warns about numerous leaks and problems with the NZa's IT security. The NZa is the government's health service regulator.

The NZa did not raise the issues contained in the report with health minister Edith Schippers until Tuesday this week, four days after being questioned directly by NRC reporters.

Schippers has now set up an independent inquiry into potential security breaches.

Gotlieb's report makes it clear the NZa was involved in 'structural and major' security breaches, the paper says. The organisation's entire personnel, including temporary staff, had access to highly sensitive information, the digital post system and online diaries.

Confidential information

Among the information Gotlieb was able to retrieve were copies of bank cards with pincodes, complete patient files, 150 recordings of meetings, files about medical disputes, 10,000 photographs, over 800 powerpoint presentations and 14,000 legal documents.

The NZa's internal network also included illegally downloaded films and music plus e-books that were not rights free.

The organisation says it has now taken steps to improve security. 'Things have not been done well and cannot be excused,' said IT chief Eitel Homan in the NRC. 'I deeply regret this.'
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fish stocks in Wadden Sea plunge

DutchNews.nl, Thursday 10 April 2014

(NOS/ANP)
Fish stocks in the Wadden Sea area off the Friesland and Groningen coast have plunged over the past 50 years, according to the Dutch sea research institute NIOZ.

The volume of catch at a special research site near Texel has gone down from 65 kilos a day in 1965 to just five kilos a day in 2014.

The number of different types of fish being caught has also reduced. Salmon and skate have disappeared completely and while in 1965, scientists would catch 24 eels a day, they now catch one every 10 days.

Reasons

'What fishermen now say is a good catch would have been described as extremely poor in 1965,' researcher Wouter van der Heij told broadcaster Nos.

The cause of the decline is unclear but sand movements between the Wadden Sea and North Sea, over-fishing, climate change and the closure of the IJsselmeer lake are all likely to be to blame.

The NIOZ has now set a second fish trap near Terschelling to step up the monitoring and plan to place a third in the eastern part of the Wadden Sea this year.

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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.) - (Text version)

New Mini Ice Age
“… The Weather

Let's talk about the weather. We retreat to exactly what we told you before in this very chair. The water cycle is a cooling cycle, not a heating cycle. You're going to have more severe winters and storms. It's going to get colder. But it gets warmer before it gets colder. That is the cycle, and it has always been the cycle. You can see it in the rings of the trees and the cores of the ice. Don't let your scientists pull the political wool over your eyes for their own purposes. Start seeing these things for what they are. It's a recurring cycle based on four Earth alignment attributes, including the wobble (the precession). You're in this cycle. Prepare.

The beginnings of it will be with you from now at least until the end of the 2012 36-year window, and you can watch it work. The first thing that happens is that the ice melts at the poles, but not completely. It's the way it has happened before. As the redistribution of weight from the poles to the oceans of the earth takes place, the weight is redistributed to the crust, and that creates earthquakes. And the earthquakes that will be the most powerful are the ones that are closest to the poles. We told you that some time ago. So it's not a mystery that suddenly you have some of the most powerful earthquakes that you've ever had. Not only that, but a cooling ocean creates larger storms.

What do the conspiracists do with all this? "See? We're doomed. Here it comes," they say. "Here it comes! The end is here!" Twenty-two years ago, we gave you the information that is happening today. We told you about the weather. We told you to get ready for it, but we still haven't told you why the water cycle is needed. We've hinted at it since it is very controversial, and we'll lose many readers right here and now. Here's the prediction: The scientists are going to laugh and biologists are going to scratch their heads and roll their eyes.

The Refreshing of the Cycle of Life

When you change the temperature of the waters of the planet, it changes the life cycle of the ocean and it eventually renews itself. The life cycle of the planet has a limit to its viability over time. There has to be a refreshing of the very cycle of life, and this is what the water cycle does. Are there any places you've seen too many fish lately? Yes. Millions of salmon in the north. Odd that it was in Alaska, isn't it? Alaska is very close to the poles where the water temperature is being felt first. Oh, again the experts will tell you that this is not the reason. It's about hatcheries and rivers. But nobody predicted this, did they? Science is fast to give you reasons, but slow to give you logic in advance. They always seem to be surprised.

We are saying things we haven't said before. Again, watch for this, an actual change in the life cycle of the planet's oceans because of the water temperature shift. Biologists are going to have to start redesigning the paradigm of how everything works, including reefs, ocean bottoms, and how plankton survive and reproduce. Listen, this is not the first time that the life cycle has been refreshed! But again, this may take generations of humanity to complete. In the process, you may again lose species. This is normal. Gaia is slow, and Humans are impatient. Your textbooks may someday tell of how naive humanity was back in 2011 when they tried to blame weather changes on everything but a natural cycle. Now you know why there is a water cycle.

So what does that tell you about Gaia? Gaia is beginning the cycle of refreshing life on over-fished oceans. It tells you that in the cracks, there is love and caring about the Humans who live on the earth. There's a reason you're here. There's a plan here, and a benevolent Universe and quantum energy with intelligent design. All is there for you, precious, sacred Human Being. …”


Pink salmon, shown in a file photograph, 
have a lifespan of two years



“… So now we've refreshed that which we have said before, a review. You are in the middle of a cycle that will bring cooling to the planet. It is not a heat cycle, but rather a cooling cycle. But it always starts with a short heat cycle. It has been here before. It will come again. It is a long cycle - one generation plus five years. That's how long it's going to last. It starts with the melting of the ice caps, which is far more than any of you have seen in your lifetime or those of your ancestors. It is a cycle whose repetition is thousands of years long, but one that has not yet been recorded to the books of Human record. But it's definitely been recorded in the cores of the ice and in the rings of the trees.

Thousands of years old, it is, and it happens in a cyclical way. It's about water. It starts with that which is the melting of the ice caps to a particular degree, which has a profound effect on the planet in all ways. You can't have that happen without seeing life change as well as Gaia change and you've seeing it already. What happens when you take that which is heavy on the poles [ice] and you melt it? It then becomes cold water added to that which is a very, very gentle and finite balance of temperature in the seas of the planet (1). The first thing that happens is a redistribution of the weight of water on the thin crust of the earth from ice at the poles to new water in the seas. The results become earthquakes and volcanoes, and you're seeing them, aren't you? You are having earthquakes in places that are not supposed to have earthquakes. Volcanoes are coming to life in a way that you've not seen before on a regular basis. There will be more. Expect them.

Is it too much to ask of a Human Being that if you live by a volcano that you know might erupt, maybe you ought to move? Yet there will be those who say, "It hasn't erupted in my lifetime or my parents' lifetime or my grandparents' lifetime; therefore, it won't." You may have a surprise, for all things are changing. That is what is happening to Gaia. ….“


"Recalibration of Knowledge" – Jan 14, 2012 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: Channelling, God-Creator, Benevolent Design, New Energy, Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) SoulsReincarnation, Gaia, Old Energies (Africa,Terrorists, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela ... ), Weather, Rejuvenation, Akash, Nicolas Tesla / Einstein, Cold Fusion, Magnetics, Lemuria, Atomic Structure (Electrons, Particles, Polarity, Self Balancing, Magnetism, Higgs Boson), Entanglement, "Life is necessary for a Universe to exist and not the other way around"DNA, Humans (Baby getting ready, First Breath, Stem Cells, Embryonic Stem Cells, Rejuvenation), Global Unity, ... etc.) - (Text Version)
"...The Weather... Again

My partner has been "against the grain" in the past years, giving you what I have channelled about the weather. Is it global warming? No. Is it going to get better? No. This is a two-generation cycle. There will continue to be earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and storms. This is a recalibration of life in the ocean, and humanity must go through this in any way they can. This is a cycle, a known and expected one, but since you haven't gone through it in modern times, it's not well understood yet. ..."