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"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled 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 Quantum Factor" – Apr 10, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Galaxies, Universe, Intelligent design, Benevolent design, Aliens, Nikola Tesla (Quantum energy), Inter-Planetary Travel, DNA, Genes, Stem Cells, Cells, Rejuvenation, Shift of Human Consciousness, Spontaneous Remission, Religion, Dictators, Africa, China, Nuclear Power, Sustainable Development, Animals, Global Unity.. etc.) - (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 ..."

(Live Kryon Channelings was given 7 times within the United Nations building.)

"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.)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“… 4 - Energy (again)

The natural resources of the planet are finite and will not support the continuation of what you've been doing. We've been saying this for a decade. Watch for increased science and increased funding for alternate ways of creating electricity (finally). Watch for the very companies who have the most to lose being the ones who fund it. It is the beginning of a full realization that a change of thinking is at hand. You can take things from Gaia that are energy, instead of physical resources. We speak yet again about geothermal, about tidal, about wind. Again, we plead with you not to over-engineer this. For one of the things that Human Beings do in a technological age is to over-engineer simple things. Look at nuclear - the most over-engineered and expensive steam engine in existence!

Your current ideas of capturing energy from tidal and wave motion don't have to be technical marvels. Think paddle wheel on a pier with waves, which will create energy in both directions [waves coming and going] tied to a generator that can power dozens of neighborhoods, not full cities. Think simple and decentralize the idea of utilities. The same goes for wind and geothermal. Think of utilities for groups of homes in a cluster. You won't have a grid failure if there is no grid. This is the way of the future, and you'll be more inclined to have it sooner than later if you do this, and it won't cost as much….”

"Fast-Tracking" - Feb 8, 2014 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Reference to Fukushima / H-bomb nuclear pollution and a warning about nuclear > 20 Min)

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change
In a bid to combat climate change, US President Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan on Monday, marking the first time power plants have been targeted by mandatory regulations on carbon dioxide emissions in the US.
Google: Earthday 2013

Friday, January 23, 2015

Serious water polluters in Taiwan could get life sentence under amended law

Want China Times, CNA 2015-01-23

A ditch contaminated with heavy metals in Tainan, Oct. 2007.
(Photo/Wang Hui-hsing)

Taiwan's legislature approved amendments to the Water Pollution Control Act Thursday under which business owners convicted of causing death by illegally releasing toxic water or waste water can be given life sentences plus a fine of NT$30 million (US$1 million).

The amendments include provisions to protect whistleblowers, stop businesses from transferring properties and tracing culprit-owned properties to a third party to ensure that convicted polluters do not escape justice.

The toughened law comes after a public outcry over the small fine–just NT$600,000 (US$19,114)–slapped on Advanced Semiconductor Engineering in 2013 when the massive company was found to be dumping untreated waste water into a river in Kaohsiung.

Prior to the amendments, polluters were only liable for a maximum sentence of three years plus a fine of between NT$20,000 (US$637) and NT$1 million (US$31,900).

The revisions up maximum punishments for waste water discharge that causes illness or disease to seven years in prison plus a fine of NT$20 million (US$638,000).

If the pollution causes "severe injuries," the convicted party now faces three to ten years behind bars plus a fine of NT$25 million (US$796,400).

While polluters whose actions cause death could face seven years to life and a NT$30 million fine, agents or employees found responsible for assisting in the dumping of those pollutants will face fines 10 times that for their bosses–at NT$300 million (US$9.6 million).

Legislators made it a point that perpetrators must not profit from polluting the environment and harming people, adding a provision to the act to pay victims with illicit gains or otherwise have those profits confiscated.

The amendment also authorizes authorities to track down convicts' properties even if registered under a third party.

The Environmental Protection Administration under the Executive Yuan is charged with assessing and calculating the payout for each victim.

Whistleblowers in such cases are protected under the new amendments so that employers cannot lay them off, demote them or cut their pay.

To encourage employees to expose illegal activity by their employers, responsible government agencies will now also be required to set aside a budget for cash rewards given to whistleblowers.

The last major addition to the amended law is that confiscated profits and part of the fines levied on violators must go to a water pollution control fund, which allows the general public to join the campaign to monitor possible violations.

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