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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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Gibraltar tries to lure London hedge fund bosses with promise of low taxes

Peninsula launches campaign weeks after David Cameron asks overseas territories to 'get houses in order' over tax

The Guardian, Rupert Neate in Gibraltar, Sunday 2 June 2013

Gibraltar is home to 150 hedge funds, managing £3bn of assets.
Photograph: Design Pics Inc/Rex Features

Gibraltar is launching a campaign to persuade hedge funds to ditch their plush Mayfair offices for the low taxes of "the Rock".

Fabian Picardo, chief minister of the British overseas territory, said multimillionaire hedge fund managers should quit London for Gibraltar because it's "much cheaper", while promotional material promises they are "unlikely to be liable for corporation tax".

Picardo, who has made attracting hedge funds a key aim of his administration, last week invited hedge fund managers to the peninsula where they were told income tax could be limited to £30,000 a year no matter how many millions they earned.

Gibraltar also boasts no VAT and social security payments of just £120 per family a month. In the UK the top rate of income tax is 45%, VAT is 20% and national insurance is levied at 14% of weekly earnings above £797.

Gibraltar's campaign to attract hedge funds by means of low taxes comes just weeks after David Cameron wrote to Britain's crown dependencies and overseas territories ordering them to "get our own houses in order" as he pushes for international action to tackle "staggering" losses from tax avoidance.

Picardo denied Gibraltar was a tax haven and said the territory complied with all European Union tax and transparency regulations. He said he was delighted the UK was "finally going to crack down on tax evasion", which he said was good for Gibraltar which already has "the toughest regulation".

However, promotional material given to hedge fund managers said: "Gibraltar's tax laws are central to its position as a thriving fund domicile.

"The profits of any branch or permanent establishment of the investment manager are not subject to tax in Gibraltar, to the extent that those activities are undertaken outside Gibraltar." Corporation tax on activities undertaken on the rock is levied at 10%, compared with 24% in the UK.

Hedge fund managers were told their income tax bill could be reduced still further if they were granted "special tax status" as a "high executive possessing special skills". Such a status caps an individual's tax bill at £30,000 no matter how much they earn. The territory was unable to say how many hedge fund managers have the status.

Picardo, who was partner at the local tax specialist law firm Hassans until he was elected chief minister in 2011 and will return to the firm when he leaves politics, has been on a road show of hedge funds in London's Mayfair and Knightsbridge to promote Gibraltar's "low-cost efficiency".

As well as holding the territory's first Gibraltar Funds and Investments Association black-tie dinner last week, Picardo has thrown a promotional party for hedge fund managers at Merchant Taylors' Hall, down the road from the Bank of England in the City.

The chief executive and chairman of one of London's leading PR firms have also been engaged to promote Gibraltar to London's fund managers.

Picardo said the recruitment drive was going well with "a number of people that used to operate out of Mayfair now in Gibraltar" and "a number more" in discussions with the government. "This is a process that is going to continue. Gibraltar presents a serious advantage in the interest of shareholders," he said. "At the end of the day it is in the interest of shareholders that hedge funds maximise revenue."

Philip van den Berg, managing director of Taler Asset Management, said he chose to relocate to the rock after 13 years in the City because "Gibraltar came out the best for tax and compliance [with regulations]".

"I used to go on holiday to Spain. One day I thought I could live here, I like it," he said. "And it's cheaper."

The number of funds on the 6 sq km peninsula has grown from 20 in 2006 to 150 today, managing £3bn of assets.

Gibraltar's latest available budget shows financial services is, jointly with tourism, the territory's biggest source of income, accounting for 33% of GDP.

Spain has accused Gibraltar, which has been British since the signing of the treaty of Utrecht in 1713, of being a tax haven that allows companies and citizens to avoid hundreds of millions of pounds of tax a year.

Picardo said Gibraltar complied with all EU regulations and "does not want to be associated with money that stems from tax evasion, fraud, money laundering or from any other source that is not absolutely acceptable".

He said Spain "really needs to buck up its ideas if it's going to prove those allegations". He accused Madrid of taking a "very belligerent" approach to Gibraltar and "annoying Gibraltarians on an almost daily basis". He said Gibraltar's reputation as a tax haven was "attributed to us by people that want to politically destabilise us".

However, hedge fund managers were told: "Ultimately, these investment funds are unlikely to be liable for corporate tax as Gibraltar levies tax on a territorial basis on income accruing in Gibraltar, whereas the fund's investments will ordinarily be located outside the jurisdiction."

Picardo said that even without the tax advantages, Gibraltar was still a "much cheaper place to work". Its zero VAT on products or services means hedge funds can engage lawyers and accountants for at least 20% less than they would be charged in London.

"Why come here?" Picardo asked in his palatial office in 6 Convent Place, the Gibraltarian equivalent of 10 Downing Street. "Turn around and look outside – that's one of the 300 days a year of constant sunshine.

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