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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. …

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Lawmakers debate empowerment of airline cabin crew

Alvin Darlanika Soedarjo, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Lawmakers from the House of Representatives transportation commission have pledged legal protection for airline cabin crew to help them play a greater role in ensuring safety and security.

"Airline cabin crew have been overlooked regarding their role, be it before or during a flight. We need a comprehensive law that will give them greater rights and increase their role in assisting passengers for increased safety and security," legislator Abdullah Azwar Anas from House Commission V told The Jakarta Post on Saturday.

"We are still taking an inventory of all the problems ... We will include points on cabin crew precautionary measures against potential terrorist acts in the draft law (on aviation)," he said.

Anas' comments followed the recent ban imposed by the European Union on Indonesian airlines flying to Europe, which cited safety concerns.

Commission V is currently deliberating the aviation bill and is meeting with several key people in the industry.

"The articles (of the bill) have already laid out the foundation for safety, but they need improvement and further elaboration," said Anas, who is from the National Awakening Party.

Earlier, Garuda Indonesia Flight Attendants Union secretary-general Dewi Anggraini said attendants had to be focused more on professionalism, not just good looks.

"We need legal protection to (be able to) take assertive precautionary measures, such as tackling terrorists on board before they act," Dewi told a hearing with the commission Thursday.

Anas said cabin crew needed better legal protection in the areas of insurance and maximum working hours in order to allow them to take better care of passenger safety.

"On many local air carriers several crucial items have yet to be covered by (crew) insurance. Minor injuries, such as sprained ankles, are neglected here and there, but that's important," he said.

The trend toward local "no-frills" low-cost carriers should not mean abandoning the rights of the crew, he added.

"The number of Indonesian air travelers keeps increasing. But many of the passengers are still uneducated so the crew need to be more skillful."

Another commission member, Rendi Lamajido from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, said the success of the civil aviation sector also depended on the performance of cabin crew.

"There should be a law regulating maximum working hours because this is related to (a crew's) overall well-being," he said. "The House thinks many airlines are able to make their crew work longer because there has yet to be a strict limitation on maximum hours worked."

Garuda Indonesia Cabin Crew Association (IKAGI) chairman Zainudin Malik said earlier that to improve safety, the amended aviation law should include rules on how a cabin crew should prioritize helping passengers in the event of an accident.

"There should be a sanctions if we fail to do it. Many countries have already adopted this practice," Malik said.

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