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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. …

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Jakarta's road repairs to start next week, says city agency

Mustaqim Adamrah , The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Wed, 03/12/2008 1:35 AM

The city public works agency said Tuesday it would start fixing damaged roads in Jakarta permanently next week.

Agency head Wisnu Subagya Yusuf said, "It will be safer to repair damaged roads in the third week of March when the rainy season is about to be over and rainfall starts to drop, based on the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency's forecast," he said at City Hall.

"It will be a waste to repair damaged roads while it's still raining."

Heavy rains and poor drainage have caused water to sit in large pools which, coupled with the city's heavy traffic, have corroded street surfaces.

For several weeks, motorists have been forced to maneuver around potholes on many of the city's streets.

The city police's Traffic Management Center recorded 129 damaged spots throughout the city on March 9.

From Jan. 1 to Mar. 9 the center recorded 39 accidents related to damaged roads.

The accidents caused nine deaths, 27 casualties and slower traffic jams, the center said Monday.

Damaged roads have also hurt the Indonesian economy, a government report said.

Up to 60 percent of the country's exports and imports have been slowed because of damaged roads leading to Tanjung Priok port.

According to Wisnu, damaged roads accounted for 1.06 percent of a total of 39 million square meters of Jakarta's roads by the end of December last year.

"However, the figure rebounded to 1.71 percent in early February due to heavy rain that peaked on Feb. 1 and 2 after dropping to 0.71 percent by the end of January due to the agency's work," Wisnu said.

"Road structures become more fragile when rain falls, creating pools," he said.

"All we can do at the moment is swift repairs by patching potholes. It's a move towards zero potholes."

The agency, he said, had patched 1,940 square meters of potholes created along busway lanes and 13,771 square meters of potholes along other roads.

Wisnu said the agency would have a total of Rp 263 billion this year to repair roads throughout the capital.

But he said the city ideally needed approximately Rp 280 billion on an annual basis to maintain all Jakarta's roads.

"As a consequence of a limited budget this year, we'll buy local raw materials, instead of importing them," he said.

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