The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(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.)



Etiquette mavens say the book on manners must be rewritten, literally, to take into
account new technologies and social media (AFP Photo/Ed Jones)

A 2012 survey by Intel found that in several countries, a majority said they were put
off by "oversharing" of pictures and personal information on the
internet and smartphones (AFP Photo/Nicolas Asfouri)

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls
Logo No Hate Speech Movement

Bundestag passes law to fine social media companies for not deleting hate speech

Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace. (Design of doodle by Kevin Laughlin)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Alibaba has woken the wrath of US retail industry

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2014-12-03

The Alibaba logo. (Photo/Xinhua)

As the long fingers of Alibaba, China's leading e-commerce firm, reach into the US market, domestic retailers are urgently calling for the plugging of the online taxation loophole as the best defense for their threatened survival, reports Shanghai-based outlet the Paper.

Now that Alibaba has made its US market intentions clear, it has replaced Amazon as the foremost enemy of other major US retailers, said the report.

Over the last weekend, the Alliance for Main Street Fairness aired a TV and radio ad urging Congress to remove taxation privileges for Alibaba and other online e-commerce heavyweights. Some of the biggest — Target, Best Buy and Home Depot — and thousands of smaller retailers have put their weight behind the statement.

US retailers watched as the outperforming internet beast lumbered into the New York Stock Exchange in September for the world's largest IPO, the stock price of which has since doubled. Its sales figures are formidable, overshadowing Amazon and eBay combined. Sooner or later, Alibaba will take advantage of the taxation loophole to boost its edge in the US market, noted an official with the Alliance for Main Street Fairness.

Alibaba refuted the accusations in the ad, saying that the company has always paid taxes according to the regulations of host nations, including the US, according to the Financial Times.

US retailers and industry analysts believe that, backed by the strong financial clout in the wake of its record IPO and its feverish growth worldwide, Alibaba is gearing up to launch tailor-made services to US consumers.

libaba claims that its focus is still on the Chinese market for the time being, as increased wealth and the popularity of the internet for shopping among people in China will assure continued robust growth in the domestic market.

Although AliExpress, the arm for Alibaba's international retail business, can sell merchandise to US consumers, Taobao, its flagship e-commerce website, has yet to offer English-language services. In June, Alibaba bought into 11 Main, a US B2C platform similar to Tmall.

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