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Al Monitor – Harith Hasan, 9/11/13
Protesters demand that the pensions of parliamentarians be canceled during a demonstration in Kerbala, Aug. 31, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed)
The fact is that Iraq is a rentier country where the political elite oversees the distribution of oil revenues in a way that serves its interests. An equitable relationship between taxation and representation does not exist in rentier states, where the ruling elite practically turn into owners that distribute the wealth as it sees fit, while the people become dependent on donations from the rulers.
At the beginning of September, a new wave of protests started in Baghdad and several Iraqi cities. This time around, protests seemed to have more modest demands and clearer objectives. They came as a result of an organized process that started several months ago, specifically through a Facebook page under the title of “Campaign for the Cancellation of the Parliamentarians’ Pensions.”
sage: Talk about hitting the mainstream! This book, by a previous New York Times No. 1 bestselling author Jerome Corsi, should cover most, if not all, the “conspiracy theories” surrounding the assassination of JFK. I’m looking forward to reading it myself after having watched a couple of YouTube versions.
(Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia)
WND – September 15, 2013
At the height of his presidential popularity, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was gunned down while riding in a Dallas motorcade, a singular tragedy widely regarded as the end of America’s post-war “age of innocence.”
At the time, a concerted effort was made by the Warren Commission, appointed by the Lyndon Johnson White House, to officially and for all time lay the entire blame on “lone gunman” Lee Harvey Oswald. Read the rest of this entry
Written by Steve Beckow, The Golden Age of Gaia, http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/09/that-which-can-never-be-forgotten/
Photo: As above, so below
Sometimes I feel that, if I don’t spend some time of a day reflecting on God, I’ll burst. And today is such a day.
There is no forgetting God. The Father has built a longing for liberation into us that will not allow us to forget him for long. (1) No matter what we fasten onto, no matter what addiction we escape into, no matter what routine we bury ourselves in, sooner or later the desire arises for more.
Nothing satisfies us for long. Absolutely nothing. Not cruises, climbing a mountain, starting a new relationship, coming into wealth – nothing. Read the rest of this entry
Forbes magazine says the 400 wealthiest Americans are worth a record $2.02tn, up from $1.7tn in 2012…
By Jennifer Rankin, The Guardian – September 16, 2013
Five years after the financial crisis, America’s super-rich have recovered all their losses to see their wealth reach an all-time high.
According to Forbes magazine the 400 wealthiest Americans are worth a record $2.02 trillion (£1.4tn), up from $1.7tn in 2012, a collective fortune slightly bigger than Russia’s economy.
In another sign of fizziness at the top of the economy, the cost to enter the billionaires’ club has also gone up to levels not seen since the 2008 crash. In 2013, an aspiring plutocrat needs at least $1.3bn to make the Forbes list – the highest since just before the collapse of Lehman Brothers sent stock markets plummeting.
Bill Gates has been named as the richest American for the 20th year in a row, with a personal fortune of $72bn. The computer entrepreneur turned philanthropist recovered his position as the world’s richest man in May, when he overtook mobile phone tycoon Carlos Slim, who had held the top spot for the previous four years.
Gates, the university drop-outwho founded Microsoft and has given away $28bn since 1994, saw his fortune grow by $6bn since 2012, partly helped by a rise in Microsoft’s stock price since August.
In second place is Warren Buffett, the investor feted for his shrewdness, who recently bought Heinz. Buffett, with a fortune of $58.5bn, was one of the biggest gainers in 2013, which helped him retain his place on the list. The outspoken founder of software company Oracle, Larry Ellison, takes third place with a $41bn fortune.
The richest woman in the US, and the world, is Christy Walton, who inherited a retail fortune when her husband died in 2005. Walton is estimated to be worth $35.4bn, thanks to her shares in the world’s largest supermarket Walmart, which has annual sales of $466bn and employs 2.2 million people worldwide – a workforce bigger than the population of Slovenia. She shares the Walmart fortune with her brother-in law Jim and sister in law Alice, who take sixth and seventh place on the list, with around $33bn each.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg edged into the top 20 after his personal fortune doubled to $19bnas the tech company’s stock price revived over the summer, following a wobbly stock market debut in 2012.
But the social media tycoon is not the youngest on the list. That title belongs to his former dorm mate and Facebook co-founder, Dustin Moskovitz, 29, just a few days younger than Zuckerberg.
Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York who made a fortune with the eponymous news and data company, retains his place as America’s richest politician. Bloomberg, worth $31bn and America’s 10th richest individual, is due to stand down as mayor in December.
According to Forbes, one in 10 of the top 400 richest Americans are foreign-born. These include George Soros, the Hungarian-born investor, who ‘broke the Bank of England’ during the sterling crisis in 1992 and was wrongly pronounced dead by Reuters earlier this year. Others include Ukranian-born serial investor and London dweller Len Blavatnik ($17.8bn); Russian-born Google co-founder Sergey Brin ($24bn) and the Australian-born media tycoon Rupert Murdoch ($13.bn). Forbes reported that 34 people had slipped out of the rich list, including oilman T Boone Pickens, who lost his shirt investing in wind power at a time of falling gas prices, cutting his fortune to $950m, while AOL founder Steve Case saw his fortune fall to $1.2bn as an investment in LivingSocial, a rival to online discount website Groupon, turned sour.
Written by Steve Beckow, The Golden Age of Gaia, http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/09/loving-heart-neutral-intention/
Passport – check. Earplugs, sandals, airplane ticket – check.
Getting ready for Joshua Tree. For me, only one more day to go.
But before I leave, perhaps I can discuss with you, following on from our reval talk, a loving heart and neutrality of intent in regards to gifting.
According to Archangel Michael, it was the intent of the Company of Heaven that lightworkers become financial wayshowers. If you tried to explain something like the reval to someone who isn’t a lightworker, they probably will think you’re scamming them and most likely will not act on what you’re suggesting.
(I recall a reader saying to me that someone mentioned the reval to her in Walmart and she, being a lightworker, considered that she was being guided. Like that.) Read the rest of this entry
Stephen Cook: I found this very big question mark hanging over Monday’s shooting at the naval base in Washington on a couple of sites and both led me to this same story on what appears to be the Kelowna Daily Courier, an online newspaper based in British Columbia, Canada,
What’s bizarre, and causing people to cry ”false flag’ so easily, is that it appears that this story on the Washington shooting was posted at 23.31 (11.31pm) on Sunday September 15, 2013 (see actual dateline above). Yet the shooting occurred at around 8.20am on Monday September 16, 2013.
Now, it is possible that it was picked up from the Associated Press files that were coming from a country where the time zone was a day ahead (such as Australia?) . But even so, it seems very odd that the time code for the actual post on this Canadian paper’s website would have a date and time several hours before the shooting took place… So was this a case of an early posting of a pre-prepared announcement for yet another a pre-planned false flag event? Read the rest of this entry
This week in our sixth installment on Universal Law, we’ll be joined by the Buddha who’ll be offering guidance on how to live the Law of Attachment and Detachment. Ideally, we attach to the vision of the dreams and creations that dwell within us. Then, as a necessary part of the proscribed process we also detach from outcome. It is in the release that there is a gathering of energy, allowing it to flow and move as it has need to.
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So does it feel for many of you like we keep having to climb one more mountain to get to where we are going? At times it seems like we have been traveling forever and the thought of one more mountain to climb is almost more than one wants to bear. But surprisingly we are already here. We made it over the last mountain, we did quite a while ago. Once we realize there is no waiting for outside circumstances to let us be free such as defeating the dark ones, we are home. We are free in our hearts and minds and souls. Freedom it turns out was nothing more than our thoughts. I seems just about everything on this journey comes back to center, resting on our thoughts. Everything about our lives is about how we think. For so long the change we were seeking seemed unattainable and yet it was right here all the time, right in front of us. Read the rest of this entry