Asean Summit, Malaysia on Nov 21, 1015

Asean Summit, Malaysia  on Nov 21, 1015
Asean Establishes Landmark Economic and Security Bloc
"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.) - Text version)

“….. Here is the prediction: China will turn North Korea loose soon. The alliance will dissolve, or become stale. There will be political upheaval in China. Not a coup and not a revolution. Within the inner circles of that which you call Chinese politics, there will be a re-evaluation of goals and monetary policy. Eventually, you will see a break with North Korea, allowing still another dictator to fall and unification to occur with the south. ….”

“ … 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.)

North Korean defector criticises China in rare Beijing talk

North Korean defector criticises China in rare Beijing talk
North Korean defector and activist Hyeonseo Lee, who lives in South Korea, poses as she presents her book 'The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story' in Beijing on March 26, 2016 (AFP Photo/Fred Dufour)

US under fire in global press freedom report

"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. …

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

South Korea ferry disaster: third mate 'steering in tricky waters for first time'

Arrested captain of Sewol defends his delay in evacuating the ship as hundreds of divers continue search

The Guardian, The Observer, Justin McCurry,  Saturday 19 April 2014

A woman waits inside a gymnasium in Jindo being used as a gathering place
for the families of missing ferry passengers. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

The South Korean ferry that sank off the country's coast on Wednesday, with the likely loss of more than 300 passengers, was being steered by an inexperienced young officer who was navigating the area, which is notorious for its fast currents, for the first time.

The revelation lends weight to the theory that a series of errors by senior crew members caused the Sewol to list and capsize, prompting a major rescue operation and questions about safety measures as South Korea struggled to with one of the worst maritime disasters in its history.

The crew appeared underprepared to deal with a serious incident at sea amid reports that the vessel's owner, Chonghaejin, had not given them guidance in how to execute a swift evacuation. There were not enough life jackets to go around, and footage of the aftermath showed that only two of more than 40 lifeboats had been deployed.

The parents of hundreds of children missing aboard the sunken ferry, meanwhile, are confronting the grim reality that attempts to bring their sons and daughters out alive have failed. A mixture of grief and anger has gripped South Korea since the ship capsized and sank, with the probable loss of around 300 mostly teenage passengers.

The palpable anguish of the relatives of dead and missing passengers – many of them high school pupils on a trip to the resort island of Jeju – is matched only by contempt for the crew and the chaotic response by the authorities.

South Koreans awoke on Saturday to the news that the ship's embattled captain, Lee Joon-seok, had been arrested, along with the third mate, 25-year-old Park Han-kyul, who was steering the vessel at the time of the accident, and helmsman Cho Joon-ki, 55.

While Park's possible role in the accident has yet to be established, she was guiding the ship through unfamiliar waters dotted with tiny islands when the accident occurred, apparently after the ship made a sharp turn. A more experienced officer would usually have been at the wheel at that point, but Park was given control because the ship's departure on Tuesday had been delayed by heavy fog.

The ship's 69-year-old captain faces five charges, including negligence and violations of maritime law, amid accusations that he abandoned the stricken vessel while hundreds of passengers were still on board. "The captain and two crew members abandoned the ship and didn't do what they were supposed to do," said prosecutor Lee Bong-chang. "They should have also sailed more carefully without making sharp turns."

Lee, his head bowed and obscured by a grey hooded sweatshirt, told reporters during his arraignment that he had delayed evacuating the boat due to rough seas and the absence of rescue boats. Explaining why he had ordered passengers to stay put, even as the ship went into a severe list, he said: "At the time a rescue ship had not arrived. There were also no fishing boats around to rescue [us] or other ships to help.

"The currents were very strong and water was cold at that time in the area. I thought that passengers would be swept far away and get into trouble if they evacuated without wearing life jackets. It would have been the same even if they had worn life jackets."

Some survivors have disputed claims by crew members that an evacuation order was issued 30 minutes after the accident, saying they did not hear any orders to leave the ship over the public address system. On Saturday, officials confirmed that Lee had been in his private cabin when the accident occurred and had left the vessel in Park's hands.

Lee's arrest came before hundreds of divers began a fourth day searching for signs of life inside the Sewol, submerged off the coast of Jindo, a island where hundreds of relatives are following every twist and turn of the rescue operation. The vessel had left the western port on Incheon on Tuesday evening with 475 people aboard, including 325 pupils and 15 teachers from Danwon high school in the Seoul suburb of Ansan.

Tracking data shows it took a sharp, and so far unexplained, turn before sending its first distress signal. Some experts believe the turn could have dislodged heavy cargo – including more than 150 vehicles – and destabilised the vessel, causing it to list and sink. Less than two hours later, it was almost completely submerged.

As of Saturday evening local time, 32 people had been confirmed dead, while about 270 are missing. Officials said 174 had been rescued immediately after the accident, including 20 of the 30 crew members. The failure to rescue any passengers once the ship had sunk, or to recover any of the bodies inside, has prompted furious outbursts, and occasional scuffles, among relatives packed inside a gymnasium near the rescue operations centre on Jindo.

Grieving parents were shown murky underwater footage of the 6,825-tonne ship's hull on Saturday following reports that divers had spotted three bodies through the window of a passenger cabin but were unable to retrieve them.

"What is the point of showing us this when you can't rescue our children?" one unnamed parent yelled at officials, according to Arirang TV.

Another woman whose child is among those missing called for the ship to be lifted out of the water so the bodies could be retrieved, and demanded that the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, personally accompany them through their ordeal.

Mounting evidence that human error on the ship's bridge may have caused the accident has only added to the relatives' distress.

The chaotic official response to the accident was in evidence as early as Wednesday, when officials initially said all passengers had been rescued, only to backtrack and warn anxious families that almost 300 people were still unaccounted for.

Wildly conflicting reports from government agencies over the severity of the accident prompted critical comment on South Korea's ability to deal with disasters. As one poster on the popular internet portal Naver asked: "What's the point of having the world's fastest internet, coolest smartphones and the best shipbuilding industry when you can't pull that ship out of water and save our kids?"

Another said: "I thought our country was more developed than countries like Indonesia and Bangladesh, but maybe I was wrong."

As news filtered through to the presidential Blue House that the accident was worse than it had initially appeared, ministry officials struggled to establish a clear chain of command, according to South Korean media reports. The government's emergency response centre, they noted, was not launched until the crisis was into its second day.

Some wondered if the haphazard response to the accident had punctured South Korea's image of itself as a developed economy, transformed from an impoverished, war-ravaged nation in the early 1950s to an industrial and technological powerhouse through the sheer hard work and self-belief of its people.

The Kookmin Ilbo newspaper described the response as "typical of an underdeveloped country", mired in confusion, haste and delays. The Hankook Ilbo added it voice to the growing criticism, saying: "The government's easygoing reaction and internal disorder is a serious problem."

Vessels equipped with cranes have been moved to the accident site, but there were no immediate plans to use them to lift the vessel from the seabed.

Kim Jae-in, a spokesman for the South Korean coastguard, said the cranes would be used only when divers were sure lifting the vessel would not endanger anyone left alive inside: "Lifting the ship does not mean they will remove it completely from the sea. They can lift it two to three metres off the seabed."

Divers have been tapping on ship's hull in the vain hope of a response from inside, but have heard nothing. In a discovery that lends weight to the theory that the ship may have veered too quickly off course, investigators said divers had found no evidence that it had struck a rock or other submerged object.

As more than 600 divers, working in shifts, battled strong tides and poor visibility, South Korea appeared paralysed by grief. Concerts and cultural events were postponed indefinitely, while primetime dramas and variety shows gave way to occasionally melodramatic coverage of the tragedy.

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