Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Italian Arrest: Former economic development minister Claudio Scajola


Italian police arrest ex-Finmeccanica exec, investigate former minister for alleged corruption

By: Colleen Barry, The Associated Press

Posted: 10/23/2012 8:14 AM
MILAN - Italian prosecutors are investigating a former Cabinet minister and have ordered the arrest of a former sales manager for Finmeccanica as part of a corruption investigation into the state-controlled aerospace and engineering giant's international dealings.

Former economic development minister Claudio Scajola is under investigation for alleged corruption in connection with Finmeccanica contracts in Brazil for the supply of Naval frigates, Italian media reported Tuesday.

Scajola, who resigned from former premier Silvio Berlusconi's last government in a private housing scandal, denied any wrongdoing.

"I always carried out the duties of economic development minister, which took me around the world, in full respect of the laws and rules," Scajola told TG 24 Italian television. "I never had private meetings. I am not worried, and I don't know what is behind this, but I am available to the prosecutors if they want to hear what I have to say."

Police earlier arrested the former sales manager for Finmeccancia, Paolo Pozzessere, on suspicion of international corruption related to the supply of helicopters and other technology to Panama. Naples prosecutors allege that a Panamanian company acting as an intermediary for the deal was "secretly" controlled by a Panamanian politician.

Finmeccanica has previously denied having paid or promised kickbacks of any kind to any intermediary or the government of Panama.

Pozzessere resigned from his position last September, saying that he was stepping down to protect the company's reputation and denying any involvement in illegal activities. He remains an adviser to the company on Russia.

Finmeccanica, which has been the subject of a series of corruption probes that saw a chairman and former CEO resign under government pressure last December, had no comment on the development. The company is 30 per cent owned by the Italian government, which was coming under heat for not commenting on the developments involving Finmeccanica's international dealings.

Separately, the company's former Chairman and CEO Pier Francesco Guarguaglini and his wife are suspected of being involved in a scheme in which false invoices were used to evade taxes and set up a €2 million ($2.7 million) slush fund to pay off political go-betweens. Both have denied wrongdoing.

Finmeccanica is a global player in defence and aeronautics that employs more than 75,000 people worldwide and focuses on designing and manufacturing helicopters, civil and military aircraft, satellites, space infrastructure, missiles and defence electronics.

Sheldan Nidle - December 11, 2012

Sheldan Nidle - December 11, 2012

4 Oc, 18 Yaxk'in, 9 Eb

Selamat Balik! We return! Your world continues on toward the moment of the dissolution of the dark and the beginning of your new epoch. We daily receive encouraging reports from our liaisons advising us that a timetable set up a short while ago is on schedule to be manifested. Those who run the many sacred secret societies on your world are busy moving several projects toward the designated point where they can be materialized. Your reality's alternate timelines are collapsing at a rate that leaves you on the single positive path forecast by the Maya long ago. The new grids are likewise firming up and pushing your realm in the chosen direction. The time for a series of special broadcasts approaches, and this day will formally free you from the dark prison that has been encasing you for decades. The first matters to receive a full explanation in these broadcasts will be the new governance with the new benevolent laws, and of course the new universal prosperity and accompanying new financial system. These topics will then expand to include the truth about your recent history and those who controlled your globe in such an infamous manner. Once done, the formal disclosure announcement can proceed.

Our arrival will take place once the various NESARA-like measures are fully explained to you and put into practice. It will require a certain amount of time for you to take on board all the newness. You may need to hear things explained over and over to become comfortable with them. You will also have recourse on the Internet to many documents elaborating on these subjects so that you can read them at your leisure and obtain a deeper comprehension of what is happening on a local, regional, and global level. Your world will be changing so swiftly that what may seem to you to be information overkill is truly quite necessary. Each of you will need to mull things over and deliberate with your fellows. We are fully aware of your need to integrate so much newness, and we therefore fully endorse a complete and open disclosure of all that is to happen to your world. Moreover, such massive transformations are only the start! At this stage, you are just beginning to comprehend the extent of what needs to be discussed amongst yourselves before we come on the scene. At that point we will inevitably command your full attention. We too have so much information to impart to you, even before we get to the matter of a mass first contact with your planet.

Take A Nap or Meditate

We're All Still Here
(Funny music video about Dec. 21st, 2012)
by Laurell Eden

We're All Still Here (Funny music video about Dec. 21st, 2012) by Laurell Eden

About Laurell: 

Billboard Magazine called Laurell, "an ethereal poet with a talent for writing contagious hooks". She is a critically acclaimed, gold record selling recording artist and songwriter whose songs have charted on 3 continents.

The dance song, "We're All Still Here" is a great example of Laurell Eden's fabulous sense of humor and her "talent for writing contagious pop songs" as Billboard Magazine put it. Laurell is a critically acclaimed recording artist, songwriter and producer from New York City. She's earned a gold record, a #1 dance single and top-ten singles in Canada. Her songs have charted on three continents. Billboard Magazine also called her, "an ethereal poet". 

Laurell is also a teacher of personal and spiritual development, using music to convey spiritual concepts. Music is the language of the soul, communicating love beyond words. Songs created with a purity of heart can lift and transform us in a profound way. She especially loves writing and singing funny songs that can get us to laugh at painful or scary situations, helping us to move beyond them. "We're All Still Here", a song about how we all survive 2012, exemplifies this

Shift of Ages - A Film

Good day friends of Common Passion,

1. Common Passion, in association with the Shift of the Ages film project, is pleased to announce the release this week of the Shift of the Ages film: an epoch tale...a Mayan journey through time.
People around the world will be able to view the film online in high definition through the Shift of the Ages website starting Friday December 14th, 2012.

True to the Maya way of sharing wisdom and ceremony, there will be no charge for viewing Shift of the Ages. It will be offered freely with donations graciously and humbly accepted.

I will send an email announcement when you are able to view the film early Friday morning. We are very excited to finally be able to share this with you at this most auspicious time.

Now is the time to begin organizing your friends for a group viewing, where you will be able to stream the film through your computer, connect to a big screen and sound system and enjoy the experience of Shift of the Ages, which has literally been over 5,000 years in the making!

2. If you are in Los Angeles area this Thursday the 13th or Sunday the 16th, we will be screeningShift of the Ages in two theaters. Tata Cirilo "Wandering Wolf" grand Elder of the Maya will be there with us as well as Grandmother Elizabeth Araujo and Chief Phil Lane, Jr.

If you can come, please reply to me and if there is room in the theater, I will reserve you a seat:
Thursday Dec. 13th at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, for our World Premier: 9:30 PM show may still be available.

Sunday Dec. 16th at the Barnsdall Art Park Gallery Theater in Hollywood, two screenings at 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM. At 3:00 PM in the afternoon, the elders will perform a traditional Mayan ceremony in the park in front of the theater.

3. This Wednesday the 12th at 6 AM, 9 AM Eastern, 1:00 PM GMT is the next global concordance in our free Tele-Webcast series honoring the Maya. This day is 8 B'atz, the Mayan New Year, and Barbara Sadtler will be joining the call from Tikal area in Guatemala. We've all really enjoyed our global connection through these meditations. We hope you can join this very special one on Wednesday. Access details are below my signature, for attending the live event on the phone or online, and for joining in afterward online.


4. We would be quite pleased and appreciative if you could help spread the word about the film's upcoming online release on Friday as well as our Global Concordance call series that goes into February, 2013. Here is how to connect with us socially:


We hope you can join us!

All our best,

Joseph R Giove and the Common Passion and Shift of the Ages core team:
Steve, April, Myles, Rachel, Don, Dave, Gregor, Jo-Beth, James


Wednesday December 12, 8.Monkey (B'atz-Kiche, Chuen-Yucatecan) This day marks the New Year of the Sacred Calendar. 8 is the most stable number of the 13 numbers, and a perfect day for ceremony. The MONKEY is known as the weaver of time and is in charge of the future. The MONKEY energy is auspicious for beginning new projects, especially creative ones.

Access Details for Free Tele-Webcast Wednesday December 12th, 2012
Please note: The Tele-Webcast is free but long distance charges may apply. However, at no charge you may access the program via the internet at web link below, either live or after the call.    

DATE: Wednesday December 12th 2012

TIME: 6 AM Pacific (San Francisco, CA), 9 AM Eastern, 2 PM GMT

DURATION: 60 minutes

NUMBER TO CALL: +1 (724) 444-7444 CALL ID: 36237 #, then 1#

GLOBAL WEB ACCESS and "PAST EPISODES" LINK: Listen and chat from anywhere in the world

Go to http://www.talkshoe.com Type in 36237 into the GO search box and hit GO, that will take you to the Common Passion page, and look for the "Now Playing" episode if live, or "Past Episodes" if after the live event.


Future Tele-Webcasts in our 90-day program here:


Thomas Hayes, a former trader at UBS AG and Citigroup, was arrested by the Serious Fraud Office and City of London Police today, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the investigation is ongoing. The three men arrested, ranging in age from 33 to 47, are all British nationals living in the U.K., the SFO said in an e-mailed statement.

Breaking News Story: Three Men Arrested In Connection With Rigging Interbank Lending Rate (Libor)

Breaking News Story: HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle money-laundering case

Read HSBC Story:

British police have made their first arrests in an investigation into attempts by banks to manipulate the global benchmark interest rate Libor, detaining three men after their homes were searched.
Three U.K. citizens, ages 33, 41 and 47, were taken to a London police station for interviews "in connection with the investigation into the manipulation of Libor," the Serious Fraud Office said in a statement.

The office, a government agency that investigates serious or complex fraud and corruption, began its inquiry in July after Barclays (BCLYF) admitted rigging Libor and agreed to pay $453 million to settle with U.S. and U.K. authorities. The scandal cost Barclays' chief executive Bob Diamond his job.

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