Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (C) addresses the
audience during a meeting of the annual Mercosur trade bloc presidential
summit in Mendoza June 29, 2012. (Credit: Reuters/Enrique Marcarian)

Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals

Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals
Chinese President Xi Jinping (4-L, first row) poses with leaders of the CELAC group of Latin American and Caribbean states, in Brasilia, on July 17, 2014 (AFP Photo/Nelson Almeida)
"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.)


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A student holds a sign reading "Don't shoot, listen!!!" during a protest
on June 17, 2013 in Brasilia (AFP, Evaristo)

Brazil's Rousseff claims nation 'ready for greatest World Cup'

Brazil's Rousseff claims nation 'ready for greatest World Cup'
Google: Ready, set, goooaaallll! The WorldCup is finally here.

Paraguay police search S. American football HQ

Paraguay police search S. American football HQ
The Conmebol headquarters in Luque, Paraguay, is seen on January 7, 2016, during a raid within the framework of the FIFA corruption scandal (AFP Photo/Norberto Duarte)

'Panama Papers' law firm under the media's lenses

'Panama Papers' law firm under the media's lenses
The Panama Papers: key facts on the huge journalists' investigation into tax evasion (AFP Photo/Thomas Saint-Cricq, Philippe Mouche)

Mossack Fonseca

Mossack Fonseca

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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. …

Monday, September 7, 2015

Brazil eyes Paralympic big time in 2016

Yahoo – AFP, Javier Tovar, 7 Sep 2015

Daniel Dias of Brazil competes in the Men's 100M Freestyle S5 Final during
 the IPC Swimming World Championship on August 17, 2013 in Montreal, 
Canada (AFP Photo/Charles Laberge)

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - When Brazilian Daniel Dias looks in the mirror he doesn't just see a young man missing his hands and one leg, but a multiple champion swimmer helping to turn his country into a Paralympic powerhouse.

Brazil may be struggling on the football field and not exactly first rank in most Olympic sports, but one year before it becomes the first South American country to host the Summer Games, it is emerging as one to watch in the Paralympics.

Daniel Dias of Brazil celebrates with
 the gold medal after winning the Men's
 200m Freestyle S5 swimming final 
during the London 2012 Paralympic 
\Games on September 1, 2012 (AFP
Photo/Glyn Kirk)
Brazil finished in seventh place in the London 2012 games and now hopes to break into the top five when Rio de Janeiro holds the Paralympics, starting on September 7, 2016.

Generous funding for the Paralympians appears to be paying off. Things are harder with the Olympic team, which hopes to get into the top 10 medal rankings, itself a huge improvement from 22nd place in London.

"We have a generation of athletes who are absolute winners and who come from London or after London and are already world champions and record holders," said Brazilian Paralympic Committee president Andrew Parsons.

Dias, the best Paralympic swimmer in Brazil, is a leading example.

At 28, he has 15 Paralympic medals, including 10 golds, and several records. Six of those golds came in the London games.

"Sport changed my life, the way I saw and accepted my disability," he said. "I understood that disabilities are inside all of us, that it's not a physical thing, because everyone has some kind of disability," he told AFP.

Different worlds

The world of Paralympics "doesn't have the superstars of individual sports like Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps," which helps the Brazilians make their mark, said Michel Castellar, editor of the Rio Olimpico blog in the daily Extra.

Daniel Dias of Brazil looks on after receiving his gold 
medal for the Men's 200M Individual Medley SM5 during
 the IPC Swimming World Championship at Parc Jean 
Drapeau on August 15, 2013 in Montreal, Canada (AFP
Photo/Charles Laberge)

Despite preparing to host the two sets of Summer Games, Brazil's own teams lack a state-of-the-art training center. They're building one for both types of Olympics -- but only for after the games.

But that has affected the Olympic teams more than the Paralympic athletes.

The Paralympics sector in Brazil is unusually well funded thanks to a 2001 law which gives two percent of lottery proceeds -- rising to 2.7 percent next year -- to the Olympic and Paralympic committees.

When it comes to spending that money the Paralympic Committee gets an advantage over its Olympic brethren: direct control over two of the biggest sectors, swimming and athletics.

Usually these would be controlled by their separate federations, but with direct control the Paralympic committee has been able to decide better how to make investments.

Hitting the jackpot

Funding the Paralympic teams has paid off handsomely: Brazil rose from 24th place to seventh in the medal haul in 12 years.

Daniel Dias of Brazil celebrates after winning the 
Men's 50M Freestyle S5 at the IPC Swimming World
 Championship in Montreal, Canada, August 18, 
2013 (AFP Photo/Charles Laberge)
Before the law was approved, Brazil's Paralympians got 22 medals in the Sydney 2000 games. Four years later they won 33 medals in Athens, then 47 in 2008 in Beijing. In London, the haul was 43 medals, including a record 21 gold.

Next year the committee will have considerably more funds, with the budget rising from about $23 million in 2014 to $45 million.

"These resources will help increase preparation of the Paralympic program," and also the new training center, Parsons said.

The best athletes will also get scholarships allowing them to train and compete full-time.

That success is changing attitudes in a country where the disabled sometimes appear to be invisible. Poor or non-existent wheelchair accessibility can turn a simple trip across Rio into a nightmare.

A video produced by the Paralympic organizers that shows disabled athletes performing surprising feats and breaking stereotypes has gone viral.

It can be viewed here:

"For us, they're not disabled athletes," said Parsons. "They're athletes."

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