Sunday, July 12, 2015

Italian ‘Banksy’ exposes ‘masterminds of spying’
in street art campaign
Italian ‘Banksy’ exposes ‘masterminds of spying’ in street art campaign

Published time: July 12, 2015 12:37
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An Italian artist has declared a ‘brush-and-ink’ war on mass surveillance – he looks for private photos of high-ranking US intelligence officials, reworking them in a stencil technique. He then posts them on walls in capital cities across the globe.

Turin-based conceptual artist, Paolo Cirio, is targeting key figures “in scandals regarding secret intelligence operations, statements, and policies on bulk collection of private communications,” in his anti-spying campaign dubbed “Overexposed.”

In order to ‘overexpose’ the top spies, Cirio was looking for “unauthorized” photos: “from selfies, to family celebrations, to other intimate situations”.

“Seeking photographs of governmental officials is a form of creative espionage that was conducted with hacks on social media, social engineering, and simply with search engines,” the artist told RT.

The intimate photos uncovered of NSA and CIA officials would then “appear as posters and murals” in New York City, London, Berlin and Paris.

The artwork targeted four National Security Agency (NSA) officials: the current NSA chief Michael Rogers and former heads of the agency Michael Hayden, James Clapper, as well as Keith Alexander, who resigned shortly after the Snowden revelations.

Sphere Alliance Message #15
In the Energy of Love and Joy,
You Make the Best Decisions

As received by Denise

This one was very interesting!  I am not sure if the math abstract is even relevant, but I included it because it showed me a different perspective of these three words. . .even though it is very complex, I still now at this moment, feel their humor at my reference to Dr. Seuss.  I guess my filters are showing!

12 July 2015

Had a short thought exchange early this morning about “Choices” and the future and why stay in Joy. 

There was a quick reply of something like: "we deal with possibilities, probabilities, and eventualities"

It felt like a Dr. Seuss reply to me – in a good way – I didn’t realize these were actual terms --I am not a math guru or quantum physicist – yet :)

I did a little google of those three words and got this very interesting Mathematical abstract, which I do not understand.

So  I asked them to help me understand, after I cleared my space and declared that only absolute pure unconditional love and truth are welcome here.

We laugh with you for you caught our humor and yet knew there was so much more depth behind our statement.  Yes it has a ring to it, does it not?  

To simplify for even your youngest student, we say this: one makes a choice, a decision.

Say whether or not to go to the store to buy milk.

Go to the store is one choice, the energy of which that experience will be so much different from the decision not to go to the store.

Looking at all the possibilities, one possibility is you don’t go, you have run out of milk and now cannot eat cereal as you wanted.  

Of course you could eat it dry – we see you laughing – but that was not your original choice – you wanted cereal in milk.  

So now you have another series of choices – go to the store to buy the milk, the experience will be much different than had you gone at the time of the first choice point.

You will be in different traffic, you will encounter different people.  

You will even have to choose a different gallon of milk because the one you would have chosen earlier is now gone.  

This new milk is from a different cow and contains different DNA... you are still smiling!

Yes, because I couldn’t make this one up if I tried!

OK, so now you know why we stressed to you yesterday and today that every choice that you make is going to have an impact on the outcome of what comes next!  

Go within.  

You choose the outcome of this experience by your every thought, word, and action.  

You and we say each of you are creating the possibilities, probabilities, and eventualities of this very experience.  

By staying in JOY and LOVE, your choices WILL RESOUND WITH THOSE ENERGIES.  

In a frequency OTHER than JOY and LOVE, your choices will be very different.


I do :)

With love and joy and so much humor, we say to you, good day and with that we end this transmission. 

Greek banks to go bankrupt Monday if no debt deal

Pensioners wait in front of a National Bank branch to receive part of their pensions at an Athens neighborhood, in Greece July 9, 2015. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)Pensioners wait in front of a National Bank branch to receive part of their pensions at an Athens neighborhood, in Greece July 9, 2015. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)

Greek banks to go bankrupt Monday if no debt deal – FT
Published time: July 10, 2015 16:08
Edited time: July 10, 2015 17:09

As cash withdrawals from Greek banks reach €100 million a day the country’s banking system will end up bankrupt on Monday if no deal with creditors is reached over the weekend, some senior bank executives told the Financial Times (FT) on Friday.

Cash withdrawals are at a high rate despite capital controls imposed by the Greek government. If the European Central Bank (ECB) doesn’t agree to extend its emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) program, customers will be left without money by Monday, according to one of the bankers who talked to FT.

On Thursday the head of Greece's banking association Louka Katseli said the Greek banking system had cash guaranteed only till Monday. She didn’t say what would happen afterwards.

Banks in Greece have been effectively passing cash among themselves while the pressure increased in recent days, the bankers told FT. The Bank of Greece asked healthier banks to return some of their liquidity so that it could be shared out to weaker ones. One of the bankers said that they “don’t have any choice.”

Greek banks hold about €40 billion of loan loss provisions, covering almost 60 percent of non-performing loans, financiers say. And in the worst case scenario they might be forced to “haircut” depositors.

The Greek government on Wednesday prolonged capital controls and bank closures imposed last week, till July 10. The ECB then promised to keep the current level of its ELA to Greek banks, which is estimated at €89 billion. It is to reexamine changing the ELA conditions on Monday to hold off a collapse of the Greek financial system.

Talks between Athens and Europe over the country’s reform plan and vital bailout continue. On Thursday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras submitted new proposals to the creditors following a request for a three-year loan. Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said the eurozone would discuss a response to the plans on Saturday while Germany warned there was little room for easing Greece's debt burden. The Greek Parliament is set to vote on July 10 -11 on whether it will stay in the euro or leave.

The US and the IMF on Thursday have both called on European leaders to grant Greece debt relief to prevent ‘Grexit’.

Some European leaders have started talking about the possible Greek exit from the eurozone and even prepared a detailed Grexit scenario.

Athens last week failed to repay €1.6 billion to the IMF, becoming the first developed country to default on its international obligations.

Greece has a €3 billion payment to the European Central Bank due on July 20.

‘Issues of credibility & trust’: Eurogroup adjourns without reaching Greece deal

Dutch Finance Minister and Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem (2nd L) gestures as he talks to ministers during a euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, July 11, 2015 (Reuters / Francois Lenoir)Dutch Finance Minister and Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem (2nd L) gestures as he talks to ministers during a euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, July 11, 2015 (Reuters / Francois Lenoir)

‘Issues of credibility & trust’: Eurogroup adjourns without reaching Greece deal
Published time: July 11, 2015 23:29

The meeting of the eurozone finance ministers has adjourned until morning without reaching any conclusion on the Greek bailout deal, with issues of “credibility and trust” discussed as well as Athens’ financial crisis risking its Eurozone membership.

“We had an in-depth discussion of Greek proposals, the issue of credibility and trust was discussed, and also of course financial issues involved. But we have not concluded our discussions, so we will continue at 11:00am,” the president of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem told journalists late Saturday.

“It is still very difficult, but work is still in progress,” the Dutch finance minister added, refusing to share any details of the negotiations.

Meanwhile the Maltese PM Joseph Muscat, who is due to attend a eurozone summit in Brussels, predicted that Sunday “will be a long day.”

The Eurogroup has been convening for more than seven hours, but the negotiations have produced no results, as the eurozone seems to lack “trust” in Athens ability and willingness to implement reforms needed to keep the economy afloat.

Creditors want “more specific and binding commitments” from the Greek government, a European official at the talks told AP, adding that Athens’ proposals are “too little, too late.”

“We are still a long way out, both on the issue of content as on the tougher issue of trust,” Dijsselbloem said just before the meeting. “On paper it is not good enough yet – and even if it is good on paper, then we still have the question: will it really happen?”

In a Friday vote, lawmakers in the Greek parliament backed the latest proposals for economic reforms and further austerity measures which Athens submitted to the Eurogroup earlier this week.

The new reform proposals include moving more items to the standard 23 percent VAT rate, as well as the privatization of regional airports and seaports. Greeks also agreed to eventually abolish solidarity installments for poor pensioners by December 2019, a year earlier than planned, and raise the retirement age to 67 by 2022. The early retirement also will be abolished.

In return for caving in to most of the creditors demands, which the Greek nation voted against during last weeks’ referendum, Tsipras is trying to bargain a better deal which includes a €53.5 billion ($59.7 billion) bailout package over the next 3 years.

Unless the deal is agreed on Sunday, the country’s banking system may end up bankrupt on Monday. Cash withdrawals from Greek banks reach €100 million ($111 million) a day, with ATMs transactions limited to €60 ($67).
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