United Nations Declaration (Articles 1 - 30):

Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2: Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

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Sustainable Development
"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.) -
"The Timing of the Great Shift" – Mar 21, 2009 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Text version)

“ … 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 Declaration of Human Freedom

Archangel Michael (Via Steve Beckow), Feb. 19, 2011

Every being is a divine and eternal soul living in a temporal body. Every being was alive before birth and will live after death.

Every soul enters into physical life for the purpose of experience and education, that it may, in the course of many lifetimes, learn its true identity as a fragment of the Divine.

Life itself is a constant process of spiritual evolution and unfoldment, based on free choice, that continues until such time as we realize our true nature and return to the Divine from which we came.

No soul enters life to serve another, except by choice, but to serve its own purpose and that of the Divine from which it came.

All life is governed by natural and universal laws which precede and outweigh the laws of humanity. These laws, such as the law of karma, the law of attraction, and the law of free will, are decreed by God to order existence and assist each person to achieve life’s purpose.

No government can or should survive that derives its existence from the enforced submission of its people or that denies its people their basic rights and freedoms.

Life is a movement from one existence to another, in varied venues throughout the universe and in other universes and dimensions of existence. We are not alone in the universe but share it with other civilizations, most of them peace-loving, many of whom are more advanced than we are, some of whom can be seen with our eyes and some of whom cannot.

The evidence of our five senses is not the final arbiter of existence. Humans are spiritual as well as physical entities and the spiritual side of life transcends the physical. God is a Spirit and the final touchstone of God’s Truth is not physical but spiritual. The Truth is to be found within.

God is one and, because of this, souls are one. They form a unity. They are meant to live in peace and harmony together in a “common unity” or community. The use of force to settle affairs runs contrary to natural law. Every person should have the right to conduct his or her own affairs without force, as long as his or her choices do not harm another.

No person shall be forced into marriage against his or her will. No woman shall be forced to bear or not bear children, against her will. No person shall be forced to hold or not hold views or worship in a manner contrary to his or her choice. Nothing vital to existence shall be withheld from another if it is within the community’s power to give.

Every person shall retain the ability to think, speak, and act as they choose, as long as they not harm another. Every person has the right to choose, study and practice the education and career of their choice without interference, provided they not harm another.

No one has the right to kill another. No one has the right to steal from another. No one has the right to force himself or herself upon another in any way.

Any government that harms its citizens, deprives them of their property or rights without their consent, or makes offensive war upon its neighbors, no matter how it misrepresents the situation, has lost its legitimacy. No government may govern without the consent of its people. All governments are tasked with seeing to the wellbeing of their citizens. Any government which forces its citizens to see to its own wellbeing without attending to theirs has lost its legitimacy.

Men and women are meant to live fulfilling lives, free of want, wherever they wish and under the conditions they desire, providing their choices do not harm another and are humanly attainable.

Children are meant to live lives under the beneficent protection of all, free of exploitation, with unhindered access to the necessities of life, education, and health care.

All forms of exploitation, oppression, and persecution run counter to universal and natural law. All disagreements are meant to be resolved amicably.

Any human law that runs counter to natural and universal law is invalid and should not survive. The enactment or enforcement of human law that runs counter to natural and universal law brings consequences that cannot be escaped, in this life or another. While one may escape temporal justice, one does not escape divine justice.

All outcomes are to the greater glory of God and to God do we look for the fulfillment of our needs and for love, peace, and wisdom. So let it be. Aum/Amen.

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"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, January 20, 2011

Bankers gave staff £10bn as Britain's young struggled for work

Goldman Sachs angers unions with massive bonus pay-outs as figures reveal one in five under 25 unemployed by late 2010

guardian.co.uk, Larry Elliott and Jill Treanor, Wednesday 19 January 2011

Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, which gave its employees £10bn in 2010.
Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Bankers were accused of "sticking two fingers up to austerity Britain" after it was revealed that Goldman Sachs had handed its staff a £10bn payday as new figures showed unemployment among Britain's young people had hit its highest level since modern records began.

Data from the Office for National Statistics showed that one in five people under 25 were out of work by the end of November last year – a total of 951,000.

Meanwhile, the Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs's announcement that its employees – 6,000 of whom work in the City – earned an average of $430,000 (£268,000) in pay and bonuses in 2010, prompted calls from Labour for a repeat of Alistair Darling's City bonus tax.

The Wall Street firm failed to repeat the "restraint" that it showed in 2009 when it cut its bonus pool in the fourth quarter of 2009 to make a $500m public donation to a charitable foundation.

The firm's 500 partners and other star performers will no longer be bound by last year's £1m cap on bonuses – introduced to appease the Labour government which had demanded pay restraint – and are now expecting multimillion-pound rewards in the coming days.

Union leaders reacted furiously tonight. The TUC leader, Brendan Barber, said the investment bank had "stuck two fingers up to austerity Britain by shelling out mega bonuses again".

Goldman's payouts coincided with new figures that showed overall joblessness, long-term unemployment and unemployment among the young all rose in the three months ending in November.

Official data also showed that total pay, including bonuses, rose by 2.1% over the last year, failing to keep pace with inflation which hit 3.7% last month.

The opposition joined with union leaders in attacking the government's record on jobs. The shadow work and pensions secretary, Douglas Alexander, criticised ministers for scrapping the Future Jobs Fund programme for young workers.

He said: "Unemployment in the public sector was rising between September and November without any compensating jobs growth in the private sector".

Nick Clegg piled pressure on the banks today by saying he wanted the City to sign a social contract with the government and play a greater role in providing funding for social investment, such as early intervention projects to help problem families. He wants the City to help build the "big society" by funding small social enterprises to deliver public services. "Social investment is an area where the expertise of the financial services industry could be usefully deployed," he said.

David Viniar, finance director of Goldman Sachs, defended the pay for its 35,700 staff. "We pay our people fairly, based on their performance," he said.

The bonus pool was 5% lower than in 2009 but did not drop as much as revenues, which fell 13% after business came to a standstill in December on concerns about a European sovereign debt crisis.

The Goldman announcement, the main barometer for pay on Wall Street and in the City, will be closely watched by UK banks such as Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland, which insist they need to compete with Goldmans for the best staff.

The payouts are likely to prove a political headache for the government at a time of rising inflation and mounting job losses. Data from the ONS showed that unemployment rose by 49,000 to 2.49m in the three months ending in November, pushing the unemployment rate up to 7.9%. The number of people under 25 was at its highest since modern records began in 1992. A third of the total unemployed had been out of work more than a year – 836,000, up 15,000 on the previous quarter – compared with a fifth when the recession started.

Bob Crow, the general secretary of the RMT transport union, said: "With the full impact of the ConDem cuts still to bite we are heading towards mass unemployment on a scale unseen since the Thatcherite 80s and the depression of the 30s".

There are fears that as public spending falls, unemployment will continue to rise if private sector companies are unable to create new jobs. Len McCluskey, general secretary-elect of the union Unite, said: "Unemployment is likely to get worse over the next year. The government must be living in a fantasy land if it thinks its policies will kickstart the economy."

Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, accused the government of "complacency". "The truth is you are cutting too far and too fast and it is British people who are paying the price," he told the prime minister.

David Cameron said the figures were a "huge concern" but took some comfort from the fact that the government's alternative measure of unemployment, the claimant count, fell by 4,100 in December to 1.456 million.

"The biggest task for this government and frankly for this country is to get to grips with the long-term structural problem of youth unemployment that has been going up for years in our country, and that went up by 40% under Labour," he said.

Morgan Stanley enjoyed a 30%-plus rise in revenues
and a big jump in profits.
Photograph: Seth Wenig/AP

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