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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. …

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Airport employees receive awards

Multa Fidrus, The Jakarta Post, Tangerang

A team of experts received an award Friday for designing a backup air traffic control system at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

Airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II presented the award to the 13-member team to recognize their contribution to the company.

The backup radar system, which was installed at the airport in September last year, is called the Jakarta Automatic Airtraffic Support System (JAASS). It is used to backup the airport's main traffic control system, known as the Jakarta Automatic Air Traffic Control System (JAATCS).

The chief of the airport's air traffic service department, Wiyono, led the team, who worked on the JAASS project for two years.

A similar system is also currently being developed at Supadio Airport in Pontianak, West Kalimantan.

"The bad experience of our main system malfunctioning in 2004 prompted us to design and create a backup system. We know that such a malfunction might occur again in the future," he said.

On March 18, 2004, the JAATCS shut down, delaying 80 flights over a three-hour period at the country's main airport. The delays left thousands of passengers stranded.

The following day, the system malfunctioned again, delaying a further 113 flights.

PT Angkasa Pura II said it was the first time the country's main airport had experienced radar malfunctions.

However, in a similar case in 1998, more than 100 flights were delayed due to an electrical fault that affected the airport's radar encoder.

Wiyono said in the 1998 incident, a computer malfunctioned, resulting in air traffic controllers being unable to access key flight data.

Several flights were rerouted to Halim Perdana Kusuma airport in East Jakarta and officers were forced to resort to a manual air traffic control system. An expert from Canada was called in to solve the problem.

"Unfortunately, the Canadian expert also failed to repair the system," Wiyono said.

He said technicians reinstalled data on the main computer connected to the radar, allowing the system to run as normal again.

Wiyono said if the main system malfunctioned again, the new backup system would automatically replace it and air traffic would not be affected.

"The JAASS system will be installed at all airports across the country," Haryanto said.

During Friday's ceremony, the airport operator also presented awards to 24 other staff members for their contributions to public service and law enforcement.

Among award recipients were the operators of four closed circuit televisions who managed to foil a number of drug smuggling attempts.

The award recipients received certificates and cash prizes.

Haryanto said the company would continue rewarding hard-working employees.

"Such awards will be presented to employees who have contributed something useful to the company," he said.

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