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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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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Obama rejects Canada's Keystone XL pipeline to US

Yahoo – AFP, Andrew Beatty, Dave Clark, 6 Nov 2015

US President Barack Obama speaks on the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing
 his rejection of the Canada-US Keystone pipeline on November 6, 2015 in the 
Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC (AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan)

Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Friday blocked the Keystone XL oil pipeline that Canada sought to build into the United States, ruling it would harm the fight against climate change.

The long-awaited decision was a blow to Canada's new leader, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and pipeline operator TransCanada warned that it may file an application to renew the project.

But Obama, with one eye on the upcoming global climate change summit in Paris, said Keystone "would not serve the national interests of the United States" and could prove an environmental hazard.

"America is now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fighting climate change," he said. "Frankly, approving this project would have undercut that global leadership."

Environmental activists during a 
demonstration in front of the White House
 in Washington, DC to protest against the 
Keystone pipeline project, on February 3,
2014 (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)
Trudeau, just two days into the job as Canada's premier, expressed disappointment at the decision -- which cuts off a potential key export route for Canadian oil -- but was philosophical.

"The Canada-US relationship is much bigger than any one project and I look forward to a fresh start with President Obama to strengthen our remarkable ties in a spirit of friendship and cooperation," he said.

Although the decision was not a surprise, TransCanada's shares fell sharply and the company quickly vowed to resurrect its bid, implicitly suggesting Obama's 2017 successor my revive the plan.

"TransCanada and its shippers remain absolutely committed to building this important energy infrastructure project," chief executive Russ Girling said.

'Campaign cudgel'

Public opinion has been divided over the project on both sides of the border, and for many, the debate has become a proxy for one on the broader issues of climate change and pollution from Canada's tar sands.

Girling alleged that "misplaced symbolism was chosen over merit and science" in rejecting the project, but Obama was able to cite the detailed conclusions of a large-scale US government investigation.

Obama said that -- instead of bringing heavy tar sands crude 1,179 miles (1,900 kilometers) from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico -- the US should develop clean technologies that would bring jobs and energy security.

At the end of the month, Obama will travel to Paris to help ink a global climate accord aimed at limiting carbon emissions worldwide.

He said he had called Trudeau and both leaders agreed to work together on energy and climate issues.

US Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell was less sanguine about the decision.

He accused Obama of being "more interested in appeasing deep-pocketed special interests and extremists than helping tens of thousands of Americans who could have benefited from Keystone's good jobs."

Environmental group Friends of the Earth said it was a victory for the "fight against fossil fuels" -- boasting that "a routine decision to approve a pipeline" had been transformed "into a leadership test on climate change."

In his remarks -- made at the White House, flanked by both Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry -- Obama suggested he thought lobbying efforts on both sides had gone too far.

"For years, the Keystone pipeline has occupied what I, frankly, consider an overinflated role in our political discourse," Obama complained.

US President Barack Obama speaks on the Keystone XL pipeline, flanked by 
Secretary of State John Kerry (R), and Vice President Joe Biden, on November 6, 
2015 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC (AFP Photo/
Mandel Ngan)

"It became a symbol too often used as a campaign cudgel by both parties rather than a serious policy matter," he said, adding it was neither the "silver bullet for the economy, as was promised by some, nor the express lane to climate disaster proclaimed by others."

Tortured process

Calgary-based TransCanada has spent the last seven years trying to get the project built and said Friday after the decision that it may try to make another proposal.

But until today, Obama's White House has adamantly refused to take a public stance, with Obama hiding behind a tortured bureaucratic process led by the US State Department.

That review, Kerry said, has now concluded that the environmental risks of the pipeline outweigh any possible economic benefits to the United States.

"While it would facilitate the transportation to the United States of one of the dirtiest sources of fuel on the planet, the proposed project by itself is unlikely to significantly impact the level of crude extraction or the continued demand for heavy crude oil at refineries in the United States," he said.

In recent weeks, Obama's silence had become increasingly uncomfortable, with the Paris meeting nearing and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton -- who once led the review as secretary of state -- saying it should not be approved.

TransCanada earlier this week had tried to halt the review, a move that was rejected by US government lawyers and now appears to have been an attempt to avert outright rejection.

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