ISRAEL CANCELS SETTLEMENT EXPANSION PLANS

Israel cancels settlement expansion plans

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/13/334436/israel-cancels-new-settlement-plans/

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 In 1993, I traveled with a seminary group to the Middle East for a three weeks seminar experience.  Two of those weeks were spent in Israel/Palestine—one week with the Israeli people, one week with the Palestinians.  As a seminary group, we had access to high level speakers.  Each student was required to research and prepare a report on the various places we visited.  We talked with individuals within each community … visited settlements and in the homes of Palestinians.  We listened to both sides of the story.  Prior to the trip, we were assigned books to read written by Jews and Palestinians.

What a complicated situation!  What sad stories we heard.  The people—Jews and Palestinians—are caught in a web not of their own making.  Many in each community do not possess first-hand knowledge of what the other community experiences.

Children grow up feeling the need to be cautious and take pre-emptive action to protect themselves.  One day, several of us were walking in East Jerusalem.  A man and small boy were walking toward us.  When the little boy saw us, he picked up a rock and lifted his arm to sling it toward us … his father managed to stop him.

While in Bethlehem, we had to run from the bus to our destination because it was so dangerous to simply walk along the street.  And yet, when we met both Jews and Palestinians one-on-one, we found them just like us … wanting to live in peace and to feel safe.

The settlements have been a tremendous source of conflict.  Sadly, those in power (largely behind the scenes) have subjected the Palestinians to much of the same kinds of treatment the Jews received in Germany (minus the extermination camps).  It isn’t the people who would choose to treat another with such disdain; it is those in power positions who command it.

Now that progress toward peace is beginning to look hopeful, may we all envision this part of the world coming together in mutual respect … recognizing that all are members of the One Family Of Our Mother/Father God!  The people want this … it is the leadership, both overt and covert, that need to allow peace in a world that has known upheaval for far too long.

I consider Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement great news, whatever his real motive!  May it be so!

 

OCCUPY WALL STREET ACTIVISTS BUY $15M OF AMERICANS’ PERSONNAL DEBT

Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans’ personal debt

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/12/occupy-wall-street-activists-15m-personal-debt

Rolling Jubilee spent $400,000 to purchase debt cheaply from banks before ‘abolishing’ it, freeing individuals from their bills

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Our primary purpose was to spread information about the workings of this secondary debt market,’ said Andrew Ross. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A group of Occupy Wall Street activists has bought almost $15m of Americans’ personal debt over the last year as part of the Rolling Jubilee project to help people pay off their outstanding credit.

Rolling Jubilee, set up by Occupy’s Strike Debt group following the street protests that swept the world in 2011, launched on 15 November 2012. The group purchases personal debt cheaply from banks before “abolishing” it, freeing individuals from their bills.

By purchasing the debt at knockdown prices the group has managed to free $14,734,569.87 of personal debt, mainly medical debt, spending only $400,000.

“We thought that the ratio would be about 20 to 1,” said Andrew Ross, a member of Strike Debt and professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University. He said the team initially envisaged raising $50,000, which would have enabled it to buy $1m in debt.

“In fact we’ve been able to buy debt a lot more cheaply than that.”

The group is able to buy debt so cheaply due to the nature of the “secondary debt market”. If individuals consistently fail to pay bills from credit cards, loans, or medical insurance the bank or lender that issued the funds will eventually cut its losses by selling that debt to a third party. These sales occur for a fraction of the debt’s true values – typically for five cents on the dollar – and debt-buying companies then attempt to recoup the debt from the individual debtor and thus make a profit.

The Rolling Jubilee project was mostly conceived as a “public education project”, Ross said.

“We’re under no illusions that $15m is just a tiny drop in the secondary debt market. It doesn’t make a dent in the amount of debt.

“Our purpose in doing this, aside from helping some people along the way – there’s certainly many, many people who are very thankful that their debts are abolished – our primary purpose was to spread information about the workings of this secondary debt market.”

The group has focussed on buying medical debt, and has acquired the $14.7m in three separate purchases, most recently purchasing the value of $13.5m on medical debt owed by 2,693 people across 45 states and Puerto Rico, Rolling Jubilee said in a press release.

“No one should have to go into debt or bankruptcy because they get sick,” said Laura Hanna, an organiser with the group. Hanna said 62% of all personal bankruptcies have medical debt as a contributing factor.

Due to the nature of the debt market, the group is unable to specify whose debt it purchases, taking on the amounts before it discovers individuals’ identities. When Rolling Jubilee has bought the debt they send notes to their debtors “telling them they’re off the hook”, Ross said.

Ross, whose book, Creditocracy and the case for debt refusal, outlines the problems of the debt industry and calls for a “debtors’ movement” to resist credit, said the group had received letters from people whose debt they had lifted thanking them for the service. But the real victory was in spreading knowledge of the nature of the debt industry, he said.

“Very few people know how cheaply their debts have been bought by collectors. It changes the psychology of the debtor, knowing this.

“So when you get called up by the debt collector, and you’re being asked to pay the full amount of your debt, you now know that the debt collector has bought your debt very, very cheaply. As cheaply as we bought it. And that gives you moral ammunition to have a different conversation with the debt collector.”

SHELDAN NIDLE’S UPDATE FOR THE SPIRITUAL HIERARCHY & GALACTIC FEDERATION

Update by Sheldan Nidle for the Spiritual Hierarchy and the Galactic Federation
2 Cimi, 9 Xul, 10 Caban – November 12, 2013

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Selamat Bratzo! (Sirian for “Be in Satisfaction!”) Numerous events are merging so that truly exciting things can manifest. The two most important items are the new governance and the prosperity deliveries. We are working diligently to effect these changes. Those in charge of these projects realize that the present state of your many global societies and the near collapse of your global financial system can no longer be tolerated. The excesses of the world’s major banks still continue. They have even outstripped the events leading up to the financial collapse of 2008. In addition, the areas of corruption now include basically all stock and commodity markets. Massive “price fixing” is so common and the degree of ill-gotten gains so massive that something quite drastic needs to be done. Our Earth allies know what must now occur. It is time to “drop the hammer” and put a quick end to these illegal manipulations. It is time as well for a massive redistribution of wealth on this world. Things long delayed must now come to pass.

We have discussed with you the vital nature of “right divine time.” In our opinion that time has arrived. Not only are the dark ones busily attempting to discover every way to enrich themselves, but your governments are also in collusion with the lot of them! The degree of global mismanagement and avarice is thus at an all time high. These dark co-conspirators somehow feel that in their last days they must break records for sheer arrogance and unbelievable schemes to stay in power. The degree of global criminal activity has indeed reached its zenith. This is why we have told our Earth allies that the moment has come for action. You are all suffering needlessly. The constant daily pain and anguish that you endure requires immediate cessation. A massive intervention on your behalf is necessary. We therefore continue to ask for this. This is ready to happen and we intend to force your fellows to do so as swiftly as possible!

The degree of preparation required to replace the current governance and institute a new global financial system has been a long and tedious operation. The dark cabal fought us as we began to assemble the parts that will become the new financial system. Our earthly allies helped to gain the legal successes needed. We helped to secure the hidden gold reserves that are the current backbone of a new monetary system. Presently, we are completing procedures required for a swift and smooth governmental transition. In short, the dark cabal has been overcome. What we desire is for all this diligent and resourceful work to manifest the start of your new reality. For 13 millennia, you have watched generation after generation fail to break free from the yoke of oppression and servitude instituted by the dark. This oppression must now be transformed into your freedom, prosperity and personal sovereignty. These things are our highest objective for you!

Both full consciousness and disclosure need to happen. You are at a point in time where you are to grow in consciousness and accept a new Light-filled reality. Events have been occurring since mid-October that will facilitate these lofty goals. We are pushing to allow those items in possession of our earthly allies to manifest. As we stated earlier, you have been forced to accept all the continued abuse and lies that the dark cabal and its aligned corporations have thrown your way. This is no longer acceptable. In fact, there is a violent underground revolutionary movement growing that the dark hopes to co-opt so it can continue its time in power. Hence, it is even more essential that the present Light-sponsored non-violent change manifest. We have infiltrated this violent movement, as have the dark. We wish to avoid this violent revolution. The time comes to manifest a new reality!

Blessings! We are your Ascended Masters! We come with some information that concerns the current status of this globe. Right now, various members of our secret sacred societies are completing events that will lead to the manifestation of new governance and your prosperity. Meanwhile a special committee has set programs in action to end global corruption and permit a general prosperity for this tortured world. We are pledged to reveal a number of divine teachings that will set straight the various lies, misinformation and manipulations of truths that mark the foundational works of this world’s major philosophies. These lessons are simply to prove the great unity of thought that exists at the core of the many philosophies. Our sacred work will prepare the way for your return to full consciousness and for your meetings with your spiritual and space families.

We are truly blessed by Heaven. The grand administrations that look over us have granted a series of dispensations, allowing us to acknowledge a number of truths that were denied you first by the Anunnaki and then by the dark cabal. A grand conspiracy has prevented you from understanding the nature of who you are and the collective power that you have to alter the very nature of this reality. We, along with the cetacean nation, govern this world and do what we can to steward the numerous ecosystems found here. This task is made harder by the constant violations of the dark cabal. Hence, the time comes to change this and permit Heaven’s ways to become our own. A new set of ecosystems will emerge on this surface realm once the shift in consciousness is completed.

This great shift in consciousness will be the first blessed step that resets Gaia. In doing so, it will set up a chain reaction to dramatically alter this entire solar system. We have a sacred task to be the blessed guardians of this new realm, and to use our newly re-found connections to the divine to carry out an unfolding of the divine plan in this physical sector. Our divine task remains to supervise these glorious activities and reestablish your direct connections to the governing administrations of Heaven. In this grand Light, we are to operate and spread this divine Light throughout the length and breadth of this Milky Way Galaxy. This means under the edicts of Heaven and the Galactic Federation, we will teach and assist all to achieve full consciousness. We will also have major conclaves to assist physicality.

Today, through our brief message, we explored what is happening in this world. We receive reports from both the first contact team’s representatives and the Ascended Masters. We do this to give you a better sense of how close all of you are to events that will alter this present reality. Know, dear Ones, that the countless Supply and never-ending Prosperity of Heaven are indeed Yours! So Be It! Selamat Gajun! Selamat Ja! (Sirian for Be One! and Be in Joy!)


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