Saturday, September 15, 2012
Japan financial services minister found dead
By Michiyo Nakamoto and Mure Dickie, Financial Times
September 11, 2012 -- Updated 1122 GMT (1922 HKT)
Japanese Financial Services Minister Tadahiro Matsushita speaks at the prime minister's official residence on June 4.
Apparent suicide could complicate matters for ruling coalition
Matsushita was from coalition's junior partner, the People's New party
He dies hours before he was due to testify to parliamentary committee
He faced allegations he received donations from companies awarded contracts
Tokyo (Financial Times) -- Japan's financial services minister was found dead at his home on Monday in what police suspect was a suicide.
Tadahiro Matsushita, 73, who was Japan's third Financial Services Agency minister in three years, had been in his position for just three months, following a cabinet reshuffle in June by Yoshihiko Noda, prime minister.
Matsushita's apparent suicide could further complicate matters for a ruling coalition battered by internal divisions and parliamentary gridlock.
On Monday, Noda visited the hospital where Matsushita's body was taken and told reporters he was "very surprised at the sad news."
Matsushita was from the coalition's junior partner, the People's New party, which has filled the FSA post since the ruling Democratic party came to power in 2009.
State broadcaster NHK said Matsushita was the first cabinet minister to die in office since the suicide in May 2007 of then agriculture minister Toshikatsu Matsuoka.
Dollar no longer primary oil currency as China begins to sell oil using Yuan
SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
BY: KENNETH SCHORTGEN JR
Oil Sources for China
Credits: Courtesy of TIme, Facts Global Energy
On Sept. 11, Pastor Lindsey Williams, former minister to the global oil companies during the building of the Alaskan pipeline, announced the most significant event to affect the U.S. dollar since its inception as a currency. For the first time since the 1970's, when Henry Kissenger forged a trade agreement with the Royal house of Saud to sell oil using only U.S. dollars, China announced its intention to bypass the dollar for global oil customers and began selling the commodity using their own currency.
Lindsey Williams: "The most significant day in the history of the American dollar, since its inception, happened on Thursday, Sept. 6. On that day, something took place that is going to affect your life, your family, your dinner table more than you can possibly imagine."
"On Thursday, Sept. 6... just a few days ago, China made the official announcement. China said on that day, our banking system is ready, all of our communication systems are ready, all of the transfer systems are ready, and as of that day, Thursday, Sept. 6, any nation in the world that wishes from this point on, to buy, sell, or trade crude oil, can do using the Chinese currency, not the American dollar. - Interview with Natty Bumpo on the Just Measures Radio network, Sept. 11.
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Breaking Barriers – Your Choice to be Free
By Inelia Benz – September 14, 2012
The reason I wanted to talk about barriers is because these are coming up big time for all of us at the moment. We are moving slowly but surely into an area in Time/Space where this is really – I don’t know if to call it a test or a hurdle or simply a point of choice for us, all of us individually, of whether to move on to the new Paradigm or to stay in the duality Dark/Light paradigm.
And there’s really no judgement on either of those, there really isn’t.
Some of the ways in which this hurdle or resistance, barriers have come up are in a very huge desire to retire. Whether it is from work, from our relationships, from our mission, or from life. We simply feel a very powerful sense that it’s time to retire.
It is our interpretation at an energetic level of a big, really thick type of wall that we’re going through in Time/Space. It’s like a door you know, and we need to push the door open, basically.
Now, if you’re really ready to retire and you’re thinking “You know what? That’s all very well but what if I retire? Does that mean I’m choosing the old paradigm?” No, no it isn’t, it doesn’t actually mean that. It simply means that something within your own timeline, within your own life has to shift big time and that’s why this barrier has come up.
One of the things that happens is – and we go back to the same old exercise, the Fear Processing Exercise (which you can find under the Tools menu tab in the site) – is that most resistance or most barriers that don’t allow us to move forth as quickly as we want or reach the manifestations or the life that we really want to have on the planet are based on a very low vibrational kind of energy packet.
And this low vibrational energy packet is invariably Fear. Whether it is our own fear or whether it is an injected fear, or whether it’s artificial, somebody else’s fear, whether it’s the Collective’s fear. It’s really quite irrelevant because if this fear or this package or this vibration or program wasn’t in our own lives, then we wouldn’t be feeling it. So it doesn’t matter where it came from, or who put it there. The fact is that it’s there now, and because it’s there now in our own field, we can shift it.
One might think “Well, why bother shifting it if it’s not going to, you know… affect anything or it doesn’t really make any difference?” And I would say that when we feel that type of resistance or blockage, it means that whatever is on the other side must be really worth getting, really interesting. That’s why the resistance and barrier has come up.
It feels very much – from my conversations with other workers, ascension workers around the planet – that this is quite a common problem right now. A lot of people are feeling, or have felt in the past few months that they want to retire, they want to move on or they want to give up. So it is something that we can really look at and explore and see where we want to go from here.
For me personally, if anything comes up like this, something that’s resisting, whether in myself or from outside but resonating within my own field, I see as a challenge. I see as: You know what? My decision, I like to take my own personal decisions from my own choices, from my own desires and my own moving forward as it were.
I don’t like decisions to be imposed upon me. Whether through my own programming, or barriers that were placed there by myself or others. I want the choice to stop to come from a place of joy. And that’s the key…
Extract from Processing Barriers MP3 Transcript, available for download for free from our Newsletter Subscriber Only area of the site.
“Operators are standing by.”
Michael channeled by Ron Head
September 15, 2012 in Michael, Ron's Channeled Messages
We would speak today on your dedication and focus on your ascension. On first sight, it would appear to be a selfish thing to do. Allow us to explain why that is not so. We could give many lines of reasoning to refute that opinion, but let us voice just a few.
First, and most obviously, you are all one. Each of you affects the state of all others. As you rise in consciousness, you raise all others. Every effort you make to embody the love of your Creator in any fashion will increase your light and therefore help all around you. And could you see it, you would know that your light extends out infinitely into the reaches of universes.
Then, importantly, there is the fact that you cannot help others unless you have first helped yourself. What could you give them if you have naught to give? What will you teach if you have not first learned? How make them happy if you know only sadness and misery? First you must uncover the joyful, powerful, radiant being that you truly are. You must discover this and make it your own. It is not meant to be a monumental trial. Remember one of the teachings that have not been corrupted down through the ages, “Seek and ye shall find.” It is only necessary to seek in the right place, inside yourself. Yes, you may ask us for help. Yes, you may ask your Creator as well. Remember also, “Ask and it shall be given.” It was promised you, and we tell you again, it shall be so.
You have wandered far and experienced much. That, dear ones, as much as you do not like to hear it, was your intent when you first came here. But now it is time for you to return to the state of consciousness from which you began. It has been said that when you make a decision, the universe will conspire to make it so. That is a truth which you are quickly learning to be true. It is also taught that your beliefs are the cause of much repeating cycles of suffering. That has also been so. Many, many of those cycles have had their last hurrah now. You have done well. As more of your past returns for your attention now, if indeed it does for you personally, ask to know the lesson you have spent so long learning, and then release the situation to the light, never to be repeated again. Your guides, your angels, and your own higher selves want nothing more than this for you. As your television loves to say, “Operators are standing by.”
If you take the steps we are speaking of, or have already taken them, we tell you that the next few months will be as a whirlwind for you. You will have many chances to see things which are appearing frightful to many others. Keep your focus on your own transformation and you will be able to see the transformation which all of the outside circumstances represent. You will be told that the world is coming to end and the sky is falling. It is not, and it will not. As you see the changes in yourselves, you will know that for fact.
Reach out with your hearts and feel our presence around you. We rejoice in seeing that as much as you do. Good day to you now, my dear, dear friends.
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U.S. judge's rule protects reporters, activists in their Middle East work
By Basil Katz
NEW YORK | Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:25pm EDT
(Reuters) - A federal judge made permanent on Wednesday her order blocking enforcement of a U.S. law's provision that authorizes military detention for people deemed to have "substantially supported" al Qaeda, the Taliban or "associated forces."
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan had ruled in May in favor of non-profit groups and reporters whose work relates to conflicts in the Middle East and who said they feared being detained under a section of the law, signed by President Barack Obama in December.
Wednesday's 112-page opinion turns the temporary injunction of May into a permanent injunction. The United States appealed on August 6.
The permanent injunction prevents the U.S. government from enforcing a portion of Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act's "Homeland Battlefield" provisions.
The opinion stems from a January lawsuit filed by former New York Times war correspondent and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges and others. The plaintiffs said they had no assurance that their writing and advocacy activities would not fall under the scope of the provision.
Government attorneys argued that the executive branch is entitled to latitude when it comes to cases of national security and that the law is neither too broad nor overly vague.
"This court does not disagree with the principle that the president has primacy in foreign affairs," the judge said, but that she was not convinced by government arguments.
"The government has not stated that such conduct - which, by analogy, covers any writing, journalistic and associational activities that involve al Qaeda, the Taliban or whomever is deemed "associated forces" - does not fall within § 1021(b)(2)."
A spokeswoman for the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's office, which represents the government in this case, declined to comment on the ruling.
The case is Hedges et al v. Obama et al, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, No. 12-cv-331.
Court Decision can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/105768455/12-Civ-00331-2012-09-12-Permanent-Injunction