The roads have turned to a messy soup as the leaves are clogging all the sewer drains. I send a message to the Divine to share some of this abundant rain with those blessed places on earth that need it. Balance, in all things, is the goal of a world that works for everyone.
Today we begin our sharing with some significant international news and we move on from there, so let’s get started.
Hungarians protest against government lies.
Over 10,000 Hungarians attended a protest in front of the Parliament building in Budapest on Monday. They were protesting Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s refusal to remove Ildiko Vida as head of the tax authority in the country.
Vida, and some of her colleagues, have been refused entry into the United States because of ties to corruption. She denies the claims and Orban has been hesitant to make any changes. Protestors feel the government should be more directly accountable to the citizens in all matters.
This is the fourth large protest in Budapest in recent months, against what organizer Balazs Nemes calls the political class. He says the goal is not to bury a specific government, but an entire system of governing. Over 20 smaller protests have been held throughout the country and in other European capitals, including London, Berlin and Stockholm.
Swiss citizens to vote on Central bank reform over gold reserves.
On November 30th, Swiss citizens are going to the polls to vote on reforms to the Swiss National Bank. Switzerland has often held this type of “direct democracy” vote in the past, as the government is directly accountable to its citizenship.
The referendum seeks to increase the nation’s gold reserves to 20%. They will also be prohibited from selling their gold reserves, and are required to bring all reserve gold back into Switzerland.
If the referendum passes, it could have significant effects on how the Swiss do business with the international community.
The Gold referendum was initiated by the populist Swiss People’s Party in an effort to control the bank, which they believed was selling out to the European Union. When the referendum was announced, there was significant support for a “Yes” vote in the nation, but since voter turnout in these types of elections have been historically low, analysts believe the referendum will not pass.
This article speaks about the reasons it may pass, and how that will affect the way the SNB interacts with the European Union and the rest of the banking world.
The Anglican Church votes to instate women bishops.
Two decades after allowing women as priests, and two years after voting no to accept women bishops, the Anglican Church synod has voted to amend centuries old canon law on the matter. This amendment gives women the right to become bishops in England for the first time.
Women already had the right to become bishops in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, but a woman bishop has not been appointed yet. The English church is aiming to install the first woman bishop by the end of this year.
The vote took place in July and the law was instated this week. Many parishioners are supportive of the move, believing that women are equal to men and should have the same rights within the church.
Starbucks gets a jab from rocker, Neil Young, in Vermont GMO-labeling battle.
Vermont is the first state in the US to make labeling of genetically modified food mandatory, after similar initiatives in California and Washington state failed.
The Grocery Manufacturer’s Association is a trade group which brought suit against the state mandate, saying it interferes with freedom of speech and is in direct conflict with the FDA’s statement that GMO’s are safe. This move by the GMA was supported by Monsanto.
An advocacy group called SumOfUs has gathered 300,000 signatures on a petition asking Starbucks, who is a member of the GMA, to severe their ties with the trade group, or face boycotts. Rocker Neil Young even stated on his personal website that he would no longer be buying lattes from the company if they remained aligned with the group.
Starbucks, for their part, stated that they have not yet made a company-wide ruling on their brand relationship to GMO’s but that they have also not paid any money to support the fight against labeling. They do not wish to become involved in state-by-state legislation and hope for a national solution on the issue.
Jim Carrey poking fun at the powers that be on national television?
To many, Jim Carrey seems a one-dimensional funny man, who makes his living making people laugh using exaggerated physical comedy, but there is more than meets the eye with this man.
In case you missed it, when it was posted yesterday, Carrey appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new movie Dumb and Dumber To this week. He came out onto the stage flashing a hand gesture symbol that he called “the all mocking tongue,” which represents the cabal. He made a number of statements about how the media and corporations create docile consumer drones out of citizens.
He then went on to parody being brainwashed by his iPhone 6. While his antics are funny and may go over the head of many people, they quite possibly sent a message of solidarity to lightworkers in the US.
If you have not yet explored the other side of Jim Carrey, I highly recommend that you do, because what you discover will surprise and delight you. There are numerous videos that discuss his beliefs, but this one focuses on the core of his life view. In his own words, he believes that there is only love.
That’s the news for today. Have a terrific day, filled with good news and miracles. I hope to see you back here tomorrow for more news.
Be Well. Be Joy. Be Love!