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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, May 10, 2008

RI aviation industry 'should consolidate'

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 05/07/2008 9:39 AM

With cutthroat competition in the country's aviation industry and soaring oil prices, a consolidation within the sector is the way forward, national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia Airlines said Tuesday.

"The way I see it, there is a distinct possibility there will be fewer airlines in the country soon... Other airlines know this too, whether they like it or not," Garuda president Emirsyah Satar said.

The imminent increase in domestic fuel prices and continuing global uncertainty over skyrocketing oil prices will take its toll on local airlines, he said.

The government said it would raise fuel prices to control the burgeoning fuel subsidy. The resulting inflation would affect people's spending power and consequently discourage them from traveling by air.

The price of jet fuel has also been increased, forcing Garuda to raise its fuel surcharge from about Rp 80,000 (US$8) to about Rp 100,000.

Against this backdrop, competition among local airlines -- which have been engaged in a price war for the past two years -- has heightened, giving added impetus to airlines to consolidate, said Emirsyah.

The European Union's ban on Indonesian airlines flying into Europe will also be a factor in any possible consolidation, he said

In April, the EU renewed its ban, while warning European citizens against taking Indonesian airlines following four fatal crashes last year.

Emirsyah did not rule out the possibility of Garuda acquiring smaller airlines.

"If the opportunity presents itself, and it proves to be lucrative, with strong benefits coming from such an expansion, then yes we'll take it," he said.

Garuda, the nation's largest airline, increased its fleet by 60 airplanes, including 10 Boeing 777-300ER jumbo jets and 50 Boeing 737NG next-generation jets, which would begin arriving in 2009.

The shift toward consolidation follows a global trend that has seen many airlines declare bankruptcy or merge with other airlines to stay afloat.

Last year, U.S. carrier Continental Airlines announced a possible merger with United Airlines, following the merger of Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines.

Hasyim Arsal Alhabsy, public relations manager for Lion Air, said in two years time his company would consider acquiring airlines from Thailand, Vietnam and Bangladesh in anticipation of the free airspace market in the ASEAN region.

Indonesia has 25 airline companies, including charter airlines, compared with only three in China. (anw)

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