Kryon Berlin Tour & Seminar - Berlin, Germany, Sept 17-22 2019 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll)

Kryon Berlin Tour & Seminar - Berlin, Germany, Sept 17-22 2019 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll)
30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Council of Europe (CoE) - European Human Rights Court - founding fathers (1949)

Council of Europe (CoE) - European Human Rights Court - founding fathers (1949)
French National Assembly head Edouard Herriot and British Foreign minister Ernest Bevin surrounded by Italian, Luxembourg and other delegates at the first meeting of Council of Europe's Consultative Assembly in Strasbourg, August 1949 (AFP Photo)

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome (1957)

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome (1957)
The Treaty of Rome was signed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, one of the Renaissance palaces that line the Michelangelo-designed Capitoline Square in the Italian capital

Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'

Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'
EU leaders pose for a family photo during the European Summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels on June 28, 2016 (AFP Photo/JOHN THYS)

European Political Community

European Political Community
Given a rather unclear agenda, the family photo looked set to become a highlight of the meeting bringing together EU leaders alongside those of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Britain, Kosovo, Switzerland and Turkey © Ludovic MARIN

Merkel says fall of Wall proves 'dreams can come true'

“ … 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.)

"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. …

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Starbucks to review UK tax arrangements

Coffee chain's move comes on eve of report by MPs expected to condemn use of overseas subsidiaries to reduce tax burden, Simon Neville, Sunday 2 December 2012

Starbucks admits is reputation has been damaged by the revelations that it
paid  £8.5m in taxes on its profits since arriving in the UK in 1998. Photograph:
Jeff Gilbert/Alamy

Starbucks has agreed to review its UK tax arrangements following months of criticism over its use of overseas subsidiaries which led to it paying no corporation tax in the last three years.

The decision comes a day before the public accounts committee issues a report that is expected to be highly critical of the coffee chain, and as George Osborne prepares to announce anti-tax avoidance measures in Wednesday's Autumn statement.

The company admitted its reputation has been damaged by the revelations that it paid £8.5min taxes on its profits since arriving in the UK in 1998 and is in negotiations with HM Revenue & Customs.

It said: "We have listened to feedback from our customers and employees, and understand that to maintain and further build public trust we need to do more. As part of this we are looking at our tax approach in the UK.

"The company has been in discussions with HMRC for some time and is also in talks with The Treasury."

On Wednesday, the chancellor is likely to announce plans to tackle tax avoidance, which has seen Starbucks, Google, Amazon, Ikea and eBay, among others, accused of not paying their fair share of taxes in the UK.

Osborne told BBC 1's Andrew Marr show on Sunday: "I think you can do two things. One is you can enforce the taxes we have got and I am going to be announcing tomorrow extra investment in the part of the Inland Revenue that tackles tax avoidance by multinational companies. Second, you make sure internationally we have the right rules."

Starbucks insists it pays the correct amount of tax, however, MPs were highly critical of the company's use of European subsidiaries which led to the company making near-continuous losses in the UK, despite sales of £3bn since 1998.

Questions were also raised after board members of the US parent company told analysts and investors in the past that the UK had been profitable.

It added: "Starbucks is committed to the UK for the long term and we have invested more than £200m in our UK business over the past 12 years. Starbucks has complied with all the tax laws in this country but has regretfully not been as profitable as we would have liked."

The company continues to make losses by purchasing the coffee beans from its Swiss subsidiary, at a 20% premium. It then pays a 4.7% levy to its Dutch offices for the coffee roasting process, the recipes and the use of the Starbucks brand.

The firm can then pay lower rates of corporation tax on its profits, including just 12% in Switzerland.

But Starbucks is thought to be changing its payment structure to the Dutch and Swiss bases, meaning it could make a profit.

A 6% premium had previously been charged by the business in the Netherlands. But this was negotiated down to 4.7% by Starbucks and the Dutch authorities. A similar negotiation could take place with HMRC.

High rents in the UK have also helped to erode profitability.

Along with bosses from Amazon and Google, Starbucks' chief financial officer, Troy Alstead, faced hostile questioning from the public accounts committee last month.

Members of the committee accused the companies of avoiding taxes and said they did not believe that Starbucks had not made a profit in the UK.

The politicians were equally disapproving of HMRC and said tax inspectors had given multinationals an easy ride when it came to paying corporation tax.

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