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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 5, 2007

Ministry tests land transport services

Alvin Darlanika Soedarjo, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

A nationwide suitability and safety examination of land transportation vehicles conducted last month has revealed that most violations occur within inter-city transportation services, with vehicles often transgressing their designated routes.

The next most frequent violation involved vehicles operating without appropriate documents, the examination results show.

"Eventually, we'd like our land transportation vehicles to be safer for everybody," Directorate General for Land Transportation spokesman Djoko Sulastono told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

"Using other routes besides the permitted ones to pick up passengers means there is a strong demand for services in those areas. Such violations were committed by inter-province, inter-city, tourist and charter buses." he said.

To date, 3,318 vehicles have been examined.

Djoko said the directorate general focused specifically on examining inter-province transportation services, from which 161 vehicles were stopped.

"Around 71 percent of inter-province buses stopped for the examination had used routes other than the ones permitted and traveled without complete documents. Nearly 30 percent of them lacked legal proof of passing the transportation tests and have incomplete emergency equipment."

The directorate has so far received examination results from eight provinces -- Jakarta, Banten, Central Java, East Java, West Sumatra, North Sulawesi, East Kalimantan and Riau -- and is waiting for further data from other provincial administrations.

Violators received sanctions ranging from reprimands to the revocation of their operating licenses for individual vehicles. "Those who use illicit documents or drop their passengers before reaching their final destination will instantly have their permits revoked."

The directorate noted there were 65 companies and individuals caught violating transportation rules.

"We also have other routine examinations at local terminals across the country besides the simultaneous checking," he said.

The Indonesian Transportation Society believes that land transportation business demands are the reason behind the problem, with individual bus drivers bound to fare targets for their designated routes in order to meet company targets.

Transportation observer from Gadjah Mada University Heru Sutomo told the Post the government should spend more time helping existing transportation operators improve their efficiency rather than holding operations examinations.

"The trend with the local land transportation (sector) is that its market share has been going down over the years." During the 1980s, 55 percent of the population traveled by means of land transportation, whereas in the 2000-2001 period the figure slumped to 38 percent, Heru added.

"The government neglected this fact so I think the result of the examination would only get worse. There really should be more coherent guidance from the top."

This guidance, he said, could come in the form of encouragement from the government for small transportation operators to merge. An example of this, he added, is the TransJakarta Busway system initiated by the Jakarta city administration.

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