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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

Old and diesel-fueled cars fail mandatory emissions testing

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

According to emissions testing conducted recently in the capital, cars operated on diesel or of an older model are most likely to be harming the environment.

Tests supervised by the Jakarta Environment Management Board (BPLHD) in June found that 178 cars out of 512 tested produced an unsuitable level of emissions. Over half of these cars were diesel-fueled.

"We are still trying to establish whether or not higher emissions are caused by poor diesel quality," Yusiono Anwar, head of the BPLHD's air pollution control unit told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

Diesel sold around the country has a sulfur content of 3,500 particles per meter (ppm) according to data from the State Ministry for the Environment. This is far higher than the maximum level of 500 ppm set by Euro II's standard of emissions, which was adopted in Jakarta early this year.

Euro II also requires all cars to use a catalytic converter designed to control the amount of pollution emitted from their exhaust systems.

Toll road operator PT Citra Marga Nusaphala Persada (CMNP) randomly tested the emission levels of 186 private cars traveling on the Sedyatmoko toll road to Tanjung Priok last month.

The tests found that 134 cars met the city's emissions requirements.

"Seventy percent of the cars tested were new. Four cars produced before 1985 failed the test," Darmawan Sembiring of the BPLHD said.

Other random testing was conducted near the South Jakarta Municipality Office last week. Of 326 cars tested, 115 were diesel-fueled and over 40 percent failed to meet the emissions standard.

Emissions testing became mandatory for all private cars in Jakarta after a bylaw was passed on air pollution in 2005.

The bylaw requires private cars to be tested twice a year.

Public transportation vehicles including trucks and busses also must be tested under the regulation.

However, many public transport vehicles in the city continue to produce thick exhaust fumes.

More than 2.5 million private vehicles hit the city's streets every day, many of them from outside Jakarta.

The draft of a gubernatorial decree on emissions testing stipulates that all private cars traveling in the capital, including in Bekasi, Depok, Tangerang and Bogor, must comply with emissions standards set by Jakarta's administration.

The administration has pledged to fully enforce emissions testing by September.

Yusiono said routine maintenance on engines can reduce the level of emissions produced by private cars.

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