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)

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.)

"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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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Rare Rembrandts to Leave France Too Cash-Strapped to Retain Them

Jakarta Globe, Helene Fouquet, Apr 08, 2015

This file picture taken on February 16, 2010 shows the pyramid
of the Louvre Museum in Paris. (AFP Photo/Loic Venance)

Two paintings by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn may leave France without as much as a whimper as the country says it’s too broke to buy them.

With the government’s coffers bare, France’s culture ministry is letting banking tycoon Eric de Rothschild export the masterpieces, paving the way for a sale that could fetch more than 150 million euros ($163 million), according to estimates. Under French law, major artworks can’t leave the country without the state’s permission. If the country denies permission, it must buy the art within 30 months.

“The state must have the necessary financial capacity to buy any proposed art works,” and as “the purchase was seen to be difficult, the ministry along with the museum, allowed the export,” an official at the Louvre museum said in an e-mailed response to questions. “In this particular case, a purchase was unthinkable.”

With the government vowing spending cuts of 21 billion euros in 2015, it said it had no choice but to say au revoir to the portraits of Marten Soolmans and his fiancee Oopjen Coppit. The artworks have been owned by the Rothschild family since the mid-19th century and are now the property of the wine-making baron who produces Chateau Lafite Rothschild, an iconic Bordeaux. He’s a member of the board of the Friends of the Louvre, a fundraising group.

The Louvre discussed the Rembrandts with Rothschild for a year before renouncing them, citing a lack of funds, according to the official. President Francois Hollande’s government ruled out using state funds, appealing to donors or starting a public fundraising campaign.

“It’s not just that the state and the Louvre couldn’t buy them, they didn’t even try!” Didier Rykner, editor-in-chief of art magazine’s said by phone.

The culture ministry didn’t respond to queries on why it didn’t find other means to retain the paintings.

Exceptional pieces

The two paintings are exceptional, even for Rembrandts. The artist rarely painted full-length portraits, and most of his work today is in museums — including in Stockholm, Detroit, Baltimore, Zurich and Frankfurt — and not in private hands.

The artworks may end up in Amsterdam’s Rijkmuseum. Gregor Weber, the museum’s head of fine and decorative art, was non-committal when asked if it wants to add to its large collection of the Dutch master’s works.

“We are always looking if something is for sale,” he said. The 150 million-euro price tag is in line with the market, he said.

A spokeswoman for Rothschild’s wine business in Paris said the baron’s decision was private, declining to comment further. An official at auction house Christie’s International, which reported was commissioned by Rothschild to ask for the state waiver, said it doesn’t comment on clients and their collections.

Rothschild’s ancestors have been regular art donors to the French state, which even held an exhibition about the dynasty at its national library in 2012, praising them as “emblematic patrons of the art tradition.”

Others buying

It’s not the first time France has let major artworks leave its borders, leading to a sale. In 2013, an unidentified France-based family sold Dutch master Gerrit van Honthorst’s 1623 masterpiece “The Concert” to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

“What a shame for France,” said Rykner. “The Netherlands, the UK are all buying national treasures and the state claims it’s broke? What a defeat. Meanwhile US museums are shopping.”

The UK’s National Gallery and its Scottish spin off completed the purchase of a 95 million-pound ($152 million) Titian pair of paintings in March 2012.

“We have been able to secure both of them for the public, in a period of economic hardship, because of the esteem and affection that both institutions have enjoyed for many decades,” Nicholas Penny, the gallery’s director, said in a speech after the purchase.


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