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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.
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Friday, September 11, 2015

Japan residents trapped as city hit by raging floods

Yahoo – AFP, Harumi Ozawa, 10 Sep 2015

A local resident is rescued by a helicopter in Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture, on
September 10, 2015 (AFP Photo)

Joso City (Japan) (AFP) - Dozens of people were trapped in buildings and several were missing after powerful floods ripped through parts of Japan Thursday, in the wake of torrential rains.

Military helicopters plucked stranded residents from roofs after waters surged over a wide area when a river burst its banks, swamping a city of 65,000 people.

A hotel building falls into the floodwaters
 at Nikko mountain resort in Tochigi
 prefecture, north of Tokyo on 
September 10, 2015 (AFP Photo)
Dramatic aerial footage showed whole houses being swept away by raging torrents, in scenes eerily reminiscent of the devastating tsunami that crushed Japan's northeast coast in 2011.

One man was seen clutching a concrete post as waters swirled around him.

No one had so far been confirmed dead, but there were reports of people missing, including in landslides that buried buildings.


Television pictures from Joso, a small city north of Tokyo, showed desperate residents waving towels as they stood on balconies trying to summon assistance.

"Please continue to ask for help. Please don't give up hope," an anchorman for public broadcaster NHK told trapped viewers.

More than 100,000 people were ordered to leave their homes after a huge swathe of northeast Japan was battered by torrential rain, with up to 60 centimetres (two feet) falling in some places.

"I've never seen the Kinugawa river burst its banks," 63-year-old Joso resident Akira Yoshihara told AFP.

Rescue workers transport evacuees in a rubber boat through floodwaters at 
Oyama in Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo on September 10, 2015 (AFP 
Photo/Yoshikazu Tsuno)

"My house is on higher ground but I'm worried the water may reach it tonight."

The floods brought confusion, and several people are reportedly missing -- including one in Joso -- but authorities said they were unable to confirm the total number unaccounted for.

By early evening, police, firefighters and troops had rescued at least 260 people from houses in Joso City and surrounding areas, Jiji Press news agency said.

But an estimated 200 people were still trapped in their homes or other buildings, including a day care centre and a seniors' home, Jiji said.

Joso is about 60 kilometres (37 miles) outside Tokyo, which has also been hit by localised flooding.

The rains came in the wake of Typhoon Etau, which smashed through Japan on Wednesday, bringing strong winds and causing travel chaos.

Flooding complicated a contaminated water problem at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, where the site's drainage pumps were overwhelmed, sending radiation-tainted water into the ocean, a spokesman for operator Tokyo Electric Power said.

Floodwaters from the Kinugawa River flow into a residential area of Joso, Ibaraki 
Prefecture, on September 10, 2015 (AFP Photo)

"This is a scale of downpour that we have not experienced before," forecaster Takuya Deshimaru told an emergency press conference.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government was on high alert, and vowed to put the "highest priority" on saving people's lives.

Two men were missing in Nikko, a city known for its historic shrines, after possibly being buried by landslides, public broadcaster NHK said.

Damage 'extensive'

Two other men in Nikko were rescued after being swept into a drainage gutter, but one was unconscious, the broadcaster said.

Forecasters from the Japan Meteorological Agency had issued special warnings urging vigilance against mudslides and flooding in Joso and other parts of Ibaraki prefecture, with 20,000 people told to seek shelter.

In neighbouring Tochigi, authorities ordered more than 90,000 people to evacuate, while another 116,000 were advised to leave their homes, public broadcaster NHK said.

People walk through floodwaters during 
evacuation at Oyama in Tochigi prefecture, 
north of Tokyo on September 10, 2015 
(AFP Photo/Yoshikazu Tsuno)
"We know the damage is extensive and affected wide areas," an Ibaraki official told AFP.

In Tochigi's Kanuma city, an official said rescuers were searching for a missing person believed to be buried in mudslides.

NHK reported it was a woman in her 60s buried after mudslides destroyed houses.

Etau, which smashed into Japan on Wednesday, moved out into the Sea of Japan (East Sea) by the end of the day, but a wall of rain continued to lash the country.

More than a dozen people were injured, including a 77-year-old woman who broke her leg after falling in strong winds, local reports said.

Japan is no stranger to natural disasters, and is frequently rocked by typhoons.

However, nothing in recent memory has compared with the tsunami of 2011, when more than 18,000 people were killed.

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