Lapang Islanders in Indonesia

"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … 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 ..."

(Live Kryon Channelings was given 7 times within the United Nations building.)

Question: Dear Kryon: I live in Spain. I am sorry if I will ask you a question you might have already answered, but the translations of your books are very slow and I might not have gathered all information you have already given. I am quite concerned about abandoned animals. It seems that many people buy animals for their children and as soon as they grow, they set them out somewhere. Recently I had the occasion to see a small kitten in the middle of the street. I did not immediately react, since I could have stopped and taken it, without getting out of the car. So, I went on and at the first occasion I could turn, I went back to see if I could take the kitten, but it was to late, somebody had already killed it. This happened some month ago, but I still feel very sorry for that kitten. I just would like to know, what kind of entity are these animals and how does this fit in our world. Are these entities which choose this kind of life, like we do choose our kind of Human life? I see so many abandoned animals and every time I see one, my heart aches... I would like to know more about them.

Answer: Dear one, indeed the answer has been given, but let us give it again so you all understand. Animals are here on earth for three (3) reasons.

(1) The balance of biological life. . . the circle of energy that is needed for you to exist in what you call "nature."

(2) To be harvested. Yes, it's true. Many exist for your sustenance, and this is appropriate. It is a harmony between Human and animal, and always has. Remember the buffalo that willingly came into the indigenous tribes to be sacrificed when called? These are stories that you should examine again. The inappropriateness of today's culture is how these precious creatures are treated. Did you know that if there was an honoring ceremony at their death, they would nourish you better? Did you know that there is ceremony that could benefit all of humanity in this way. Perhaps it's time you saw it.

(3) To be loved and to love. For many cultures, animals serve as surrogate children, loved and taken care of. It gives Humans a chance to show compassion when they need it, and to have unconditional love when they need it. This is extremely important to many, and provides balance and centering for many.

Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.

Japan's Antarctic whaling hunt ruled 'not scientific'

Japan's Antarctic whaling hunt ruled 'not scientific'
Representatives of Japan and Australia shake hands at the court in The Hague. (NOS/ANP) - 31 March 2014
"Fast-Tracking" - Feb 8, 2014 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Reference to Fukushima / H-bomb nuclear pollution and a warning about nuclear > 20 Min)

China calls for peaceful settlement of maritime disputes

China calls for peaceful settlement of maritime disputes
Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, speaks during a meeting to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the enforcement of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, at the UN headquarters in New York, on June 9, 2014. The Chinese envoy on Monday called for a harmonious maritime order, saying that maritime disputes should be settled through negotiation between the parties directly involved. (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

UNCLOS 200 nautical miles vs China claimed territorial waters

UNCLOS 200 nautical miles vs China claimed territorial waters

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nigerian farmers sue Shell in the Hague

Deutsche Welle, 11 October 2012

In a landmark legal case, Nigerian farmers are suing the oil giant Shell in a Dutch court, asking judges to order the company to clean up environmental damage it is claimed was caused by leaking pipes.

The case breaks new legal ground because this is the first time that a Dutch company is being sued for alleged environmental mismanagement caused by an overseas subsidiary.

Villagers say a leak in June 2005 fouled fish ponds, farmland and forests in Oruma in the Niger Delta. They claim it took Shell 12 days to seal the leaking pipe and blame the spill on corrosion on a pressurized underground pipe. Shell claims it was caused by sabotage.

The huge damage caused by half a century of oil exploitation in the Niger Delta was documented in a study by the United Nations in 2011. Experts focused on Ogoniland, an area badly hit by oil pollution. The study's findings were horrifying. It would take 30 years to clean up the region and the price tag could be as high as a billion dollars. But who is responsible for the pollution?

A Dutch company is being sued over
 alleged damage caused by an
overseas subsidary
Double standards

Geert Ritsema works for the Dutch NGO Milieudefensie. He believes the responsibility for the leak in Oruma lies with Shell. That's why, together with four Nigerian farmers, he is taking the concern to court. He accuses multinational companies like Shell of double standards. "Companies like Shell behave completely differently in a country like Nigeria than they behave in Europe. It would be unthinkable here that an oil company pollutes the land of a farmer with oil and then simply leaves it there for years" he said. 

A UN study concluded it would take 30
years to clean up the Niger Delta
The NGO and the Nigerian farmers want new pipelines installed so that there are no more leaks. they also want a comprehensive clean-up of the land and the ground water and compensation for the farmers and fishermen who lost their livelihoods.

Legal hurdles

Only rarely are companies taken to court in Europe for deeds committed overseas. The legal situation is often difficult to fathom. Can a case outside Europe lie within the jurisdiction of a European court? There are many hurdles to surmount, says Liesbeth Enneking from the University of Utrecht, who is doing research into the liability of multinational corporations in such circumstances. This latest Shell case forms part of her dissertation. It is not only legal costs that stop cases reaching court. Evidence can also be hard to come by. 

Shell says the pipeline leak was caused
 by sabotage, villagers blame corrosion
Subsidiary must also shoulder responsibility

Why was the oil spilled? Was it sabotage or poor maintenance? How often was maintenance carried out on the pipeline? What did Shell do after the oil leaked? How much influence does Shell have over Nigerian pipelines and how are they operated? These are some of the questions the NGO and the farmers wanted answered. The assertion that responsibility lay solely with Shell's subsidiary in Nigeria has already been rejected by the judges in the Hague.

This is setting a legal precedent. "It is now possible not only to sue the parent company of a multinational concern in a Dutch court, but a subsidiary based abroad as well," said Enneking. 

Liesbeth Enneking: "When they feel
 they might lose, multinationals tend to
settle out of court"
The only other similar case in Europe was heard before a court in London. In the United States, criminal cases against multinationals are far more common. There the law tends to be more favorable for the plaintiff, said Enneking. However, many cases end without a verdict.

Instead of risking a ruling to their disadvantage, many multinationals chose to settle out of court by making appropriate financial arrangements. This avoids a ruling which might set a precedent, thereby triggering yet more hostile litigation.

The fear of damage to a company's image is huge. Shell put the allegations contained in the UN report on its Nigerian website. Its Nigerian managers insisted they shared the concerns arising out of the oil spills. But when contacted by DW about the case in the Hague, Shell declined to comment.

The Nigerian farmers and their legal team argue that Shell
could have prevented the spills

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