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"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. …

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Administration, busway 'violated agreement'

Mustaqim Adamrah, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Trans Batavia, one of the companies in a consortium that supplies buses for the Jakarta busway, complained Wednesday over the commitment of the city administration and the busway managing company, Jakarta Express Trans.

Trans Batavia president director, Azis Rismaya Mahfud, said the company had provided buses as the administration requested but Jakarta Express Trans was operating only a few of them.

"As a result, passengers have to wait in line too long for buses and commuter lines aren't easing," he told reporters in a conference.

Trans Batavia provides the busway buses, while Jakarta Express Trans manages the daily operations of the busway.

Trans Batavia had provided a total of 126 buses as of April for lines II and III, which respectively connect Harmoni, in Central Jakarta to Pulo Gadung, in East Jakarta, and Kalideres, in West Jakarta to Harmoni.

Jakarta Express Trans were meant to allocate 55 buses to line II and 71 buses to line III, but it currently operates only 42 buses in each line, said Trans Batavia operational director Jabes Sihombing.

"Jakarta Express Trans instead has allocated 13 of our buses to line IV and 15 to line VII, to compensate for bus shortages in those lines," Jabes said. "This violates an agreement we made."

According to Jabes, each Trans Batavia bus travels a distance of 165 kilometers per day, but the contract between the administration and Jakarta Express Trans stipulates each Trans Batavia bus must travel at least 290-300 kilometers daily.

"As a result, we suffer losses of around 40-45 percent."

Line IV connects Pulo Gadung to Dukuh Atas, in Central Jakarta and line VII links East Jakarta's Kampung Rambutan to Kampung Melayu.

Azis said Jakarta Express Trans had been operating their buses to overload capacity, despite the fact it had a sufficient number of buses.

Based on the manufacturer's recommendations, each bus should carry a maximum of 85 passengers, he said. Both the administration and Jakarta Express Trans had agreed each bus would have a 60-passenger maximum.

"But in fact, almost every bus carries around 100 to 125 passengers. In addition to long passenger lines, this in turn has also caused damage to the buses."

Jabes blamed both the administration and Jakarta Express Trans for citing budget limitations as excuses for not operating buses as required under the contract.

"Jakarta Express Trans have also delayed their payments since February, not only to Trans Batavia, but also to the other bus suppliers -- Jakarta Trans Metropolitan and Jakarta Mega Trans," he said.

"The administration could have used an emergency fund to pay us, but it chose not to."

Jabes said delayed payments caused Jakarta Trans Metropolitan and Jakarta Mega Trans to pay their employees half of their monthly wages.

"Petross, our gas supplier, stopped supplying us with fuel on June 21-22 due to delayed payments."

Jakarta Express Trans daily operational head, Anton, said it never delayed payments to any bus company and refused further comments.

City secretary, Ritola Tasmaya, also refused to comment when contacted by The Jakarta Post, saying Governor Sutiyoso would reveal any progress next week.

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