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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

Yudhoyono wants private sector in railway business

M. Taufiqurrahman, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on the private sector to invest in the rail industry as part of efforts to rejuvenate the country's shabby railway network.

"Following the passage of the rail transportation law, I call on the private sector to take part in revitalizing the national rail industry," Yudhoyono said in a speech to open the double-track railway linking Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta and Serpong in Banten.

Yudhoyono also asked the private sector to make the maximum use of the homegrown technology.

The House of Representatives endorsed in March a controversial rail transportation bill which allowed the private sector to take part in the rail industry.

The law stipulated the private sector, including multinational corporations, was allowed to participate, along with the state-owned PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI), in providing rail transportation and the manufacture of supporting facilities.

The law required the government to issue a regulation on the detailed participation of the private sector in the rail industry.

Yudhoyono said given rail transportation's massive appeal, the Transportation Ministry should improve its overall safety standards.

He called on PT KAI to maintain and refurbish old carriages as part of efforts to reach a target of zero-accidents.

The newly-inaugurated double track has been under construction since August last year and cost the central government Rp 320 billion (US$35.3 million).

The project included the construction of a 24-kilometer double-track; rebuilding five stations, two substations and 12 bridges; and compensating the owners of semi-permanent houses demolished along the route.

The double track would see up to 178 trips and would carry more than 55,000 passengers a day. Previously the track carried 89 trips.

The Transportation Ministry put the Serpong double-track project on a priority list of infrastructure projects in 2006, along with the Pasoso-Tanjung Priok route and the Manggarai-Bekasi double-track.

The Serpong-Tanah Abang route would become the pilot project for a modern railway network in the country.

All stations along the route, also known as the green line, would use an electronic ticketing system.

After the inauguration ceremony, Yudhoyono took part in the maiden trip of the economy class electric train, Ciujung.

Tickets for the economy class train, which has air conditioning, are more expensive than tickets for regular economy class services.

PT KAI said it planned to import 160 electric train cars this year from Japan and would build more tracks to serve commuters in Greater Jakarta and surrounding areas.

Currently, 65 trains serve nearly 500,000 commuters in the city every day.

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