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.)

Map of Latin America showing countries where major protests have occurred in recent months (AFP Photo)
A student holds a sign reading "Don't shoot, listen!!!" during a protest
on June 17, 2013 in Brasilia (AFP, Evaristo)

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


"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. …

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Football: The Timeless Ticket — but Not for World Cup

Jakarta Globe – AFP, Jun 17, 2014

A worker carries a guardrail inside the Maracana stadium, one of the stadiums
 hosting the 2014 World Cup soccer matches, during a press visit in Rio de Janeiro
 on May 26, 2014. Lifetime pass holders may view matches at the stadium, except
for World Cup matches. (Reuters Photo/Sergio Moraes)

Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian businessman Luis Meyer Blumberg owns the mother of all tickets: a lifetime pass to any event he chooses at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana stadium.

All except the World Cup, that is.

His ticket may very well be stamped “special seat in perpetuity,” but FIFA has pressed the pause button on his eternal access.

“For what this piece of plastic is worth today I could virtually have bought an apartment a few years ago. Just a shame it can’t get me a World Cup seat,” Blumberg told AFP.

The grey-haired, sporty Blumberg is among a select band — including several family members — who can normally attend as many matches as they want, as well as other events.

When the Maracana was first built between 1948 and 1950, finances were tight as the project neared completion, so the authorities assigned some 3,000 tickets “in perpetuity” to wealthy fans chipping in.

Blumberg, who is in his mid-50s, managed to buy one almost two decades ago to add to others held by family members.

“I had to look lively — they don’t come on the market very often. People who have them generally pass them down to their sons,” said Blumberg, a loyal fan of Rio football giants Flamengo.

But the owner of four Dimona clothing stores in Rio will have to watch the World Cup on television.

FIFA took over his coveted seat to the Maracana stadium for the seven matches there, including the July 13 final.

FIFA rules

Blumberg estimated that his seat is worth about $40,000 — a fortune in a country where the per capita income is $11,340, according to the World Bank.

Rio authorities paid “perpetual ticket” holders around $2,250 as compensation for losing their seats for the tournament.

“FIFA have bought the ticketing rights wholesale for the entire month of the tournament; they own the event,” he said.

He showed off an original ticket pre-dating the Maracana refurbishment ahead of last year’s Confederations Cup alongside the new one for the expensively remodeled stadium.

The original was for row 19, seat 10; the new one is for row K, seat 23 — more or less comparable to watch action in the temple of Brazilian football.

The Maracana has gone from a capacity of 200,000 people to 74,738 after drastic changes were made for the World Cup.

“After the refurbishment, everyone who had one of these tickets had to go and re-register for their new seat” in an area below the television gantry, Blumberg said. “Everyone was hoping they would get World Cup access thrown in — some initially threatened legal action.”

Maracana spirit ‘intact’

Still, Blumberg has fond memories of the events he has attended at the historic stadium.

“I saw Madonna, the Rolling Stones, Rock in Rio. Oh, and Frank Sinatra,” he said, though that was before he acquired the lifetime ticket.

“This card means I own my little piece of the Maracana,” Blumberg said. “When people ask me, ‘what’s your hobby?’ I say: ‘I go to see matches and concerts at the Maracana.”

The Maracana hosts Rio’s top teams such as Flamengo and their bitter cross-town rivals Fluminense.

“For Brazil games, though, the stadium is for everyone. That’s why at internationals people chant, ‘ooh, aah, the Maracana is ours,” he said.

While he plans to reclaim his seat after the World Cup, Blumberg lamented that the Maracana had lost some of its allure following its modernization.

“They didn’t have to completely rebuild it and spend 1.3 billion reais ($580 million) on it. It was a work of art and they could have remodeled it for maybe 300 million,” he said. “But the spirit of the Maracana remains intact.”

Agence France-Presse

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