Solar storm heads Earth's way after double sun blasts

Solar storm heads Earth's way after double sun blasts
The Aurora Australis is observed from the International Space Station during a geomagnetic storm on May 29, 2010 (AFP Photo)

Northern lights over Terschelling, Friesland..

Northern lights over Terschelling, Friesland..
(Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands - 27-28 February, 2014)

Northern lights delight Dutch in surprise showing in north and east.

Northern lights delight Dutch in surprise showing in north and east.
Still from timelapse film by Schylgefilm (Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands - 17 Mar 2015)


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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.)





"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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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Shell accused of benefiting from South African apartheid-era land law

Campaigners say oil company is paying just 192 rand (£13.75) annual rent for two filling stations in impoverished KwaZulu-Natal

The Guardian, David Smith in Johannesburg, Thursday 21 March 2013

Shell says it paid a substantial sum upfront when it signed a 50-year
contract for the sites. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Remote and unspoiled, Umgababa is a small but aspirational South African beach resort washed by the warm Indian ocean. Tourists who veer off the beaten track to get there might feel somewhat isolated, but for the reassuring presence of two Shell service stations along the way.

The oil giant is not so welcome, however, to a community where land ownership remains a highly inflammatory subject. Shell stands accused of paying rent of just 192 rand (£13.75) a year for each of the two stations – barely enough to buy enough petrol for a 100km journey. The company strongly denies the claim.

The dispute comes against the backdrop of widespread poverty in KwaZulu-Natal province and the imminent centenary of the 1913 Natives' Land Act, which resulted in the systematic dispossession of black South Africans. Even under democracy, millions of hectares of state-owned land have still not been transferred to those who live on it.

The Shell anomaly is being investigated by South Africa's parliamentary oversight committee on rural development and land reform. Stone Sizani, its chairman, said: "It's a huge unfairness on the part of Shell to the community there. They're making huge sums of money from those filling stations and what they're paying is the equivalent of an indigent family for a piece of land."

He added: "Nobody can explain how Shell got such a piece of land. Even if it was done during apartheid, Shell should be feeling ashamed."

Shell obtained permission to occupy (PTO) during the apartheid era, when black people were not permitted to obtain title deeds to land. A PTO holder once paid a token rent to the government; now it pays it to the Ingonyama Trust Board, which administers about 2.8m hectares of land in KwaZulu-Natal. The board says the agreement legally cannot be changed, despite the stations' profitability.

Shell denies the 192-rand claim, saying that when it signed a 50-year contract with a body called the Ithala Development Finance Corporation, it was required to pay a significant sum upfront. "Shell paid total costs of approximately 29m rand [£2m] by 2000," spokeswoman Jackie Maitland said on Wednesday.

"Umnini tribal land is now administered by the Ingonyama Trust, who are deemed to be the landlord of these sites. The PTO remains held by Ithala, who Shell signed the lease agreement with in 1988. All rentals have been paid in full for the duration of the 50-year lease."

She added: "We are aware that nominal amounts can be paid on an annual basis by individuals to local chiefs for permission to occupy land. This process does not apply to Shell, as we entered a prepaid rental agreement with Ithala."

Informed of Shell's response, Sizani stuck to his guns, saying he had asked the Ingonyama Trust board to check its records and "the outcome is still the same". His message to Shell was: "Are you aware that, in South Africa, old age pensioners get 1,000-plus rand per month individually? What can 192 rand per year for the whole community do?"

The way the land was assigned also highlights a tension between longstanding traditions in rural areas, where a local chief still wields power, and the letter of the law in a 21st century constitutional democracy.

Athol Trollip, shadow minister of rural development and land reform, who has visited one of the stations, said: "The problem with these Shell filling stations is that this land would have been granted through a traditional leader."

He added: "It is a crazy situation because they have this arbitrariness in the way they allocate land. There's no lease held, there's no formal transfer of ownership."

The South African government recently claimed it has completed an audit of state-owned land, but Trollip and others are sceptical.

Johan Kruger, director of the Centre for Constitutional Rights, said: "One of the biggest concerns is that we just don't know what's out there. We don't know how much the government owns and how much has been redistributed or on a long lease.

"It is a responsibility the government has not fulfilled yet. There is a huge amount of land in government hands that could be transferred to black ownership."

An annual rental fee of 192 rand "can't be right", he added.


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