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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

Traffic accidents on the rise in Jakarta

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Negligence on the part of motorists and the poor condition of roads contributed to a large increase in the number of traffic accidents in Greater Jakarta last year.

In 2007, 4,466 traffic accidents were reported in Jakarta, while in 2006 the number of accidents reported was 40 percent less at 3,908 cases, according to data from the Jakarta Police Traffic Management Center (TMC).

Last year, 754 accidents were reported in East Jakarta, which was exactly the same number of accidents reported in the area the previous year.

In North Jakarta, traffic accidents increased by almost 120 percent in 2007, with some 701 accidents reported. The number of accidents in South Jakarta in 2007 increased by 67 percent to 640.

"Most of the accidents involved motorcycles," TMC officer First. Brig. Yoka Mulyadi told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

"The main factor contributing to the huge number of traffic accidents in Jakarta is the negligence of motorists," he added.

Separately, Fransiscus Trisbiantara, the head of transportation studies at Trisakti University, said most motorcycle accidents occurred because riders were unskilled. He said research showed that more than 50 percent of accident victims did not have driving licenses.

He said the poor condition of several roads around the city also contributed to the increasing number of accidents in 2007.

Last year the university joined forces with several other organizations to conduct research into the cause of accidents in Jakarta. Their findings revealed that on average more than 300 casualties were reported in Jakarta per month due to motorcycle accidents.

"Our numbers are higher than police figures because we also checked hospitals," Trisbiantara told the Post.

He said the construction of busway lanes and toll roads also affected road conditions, which in turn had the potential to cause accidents when there were no signs to warn motorists.

To prevent motorcycle accidents, Trisbiantara said police should carry out more raids on motorcycle riders to check their licenses and other documents.

"Police should also enforce regulations that oblige motorcyclists to stay on the left side of the street," he said, adding that the city administration should provide special lanes for motorcyclists.

Police data shows that accidents in 2007 involved 4,296 drivers, with 508 deaths and 2,810 injuries recorded in total.

Last year the Traffic Management Center received more than 700,000 reports and questions covering 16 categories. These included accidents, traffic regulation violations, traffic congestion, driving licenses, vehicle ownership documents, vehicle tax, lost vehicles, vehicle identity queries, gambling, drugs, thuggery, bomb threats, criticism, advice and compliments.

"People often ask us about vehicle identity information before they purchase cars or motorcycles. They want to compare our data with the data given by vehicle sellers," Yoka said.

The center also received 17,755 reports and complaints related to traffic congestion in the city last year.

People can contact the center by sending a text message to 1717, calling 021-5276001, visiting, calling Suara Metro Radio 107,8 FM on 570-8037 or 08121111911 or by sending a fax to 021-5276004. (dia)

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