More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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Volkswagen has admitted it installed illegal software into 11 million 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter diesel engines worldwide (AFP Photo/Josh Edelson)

Volkswagen emissions scandal

Missing MH370 likely to have disintegrated mid-flight: experts

Missing MH370 likely to have disintegrated mid-flight: experts
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

QZ8501 (AirAsia)

Leaders see horror of French Alps crash as probe gathers pace

"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. …

Monday, September 29, 2008

Motorcycle sales strong as of August

The Jakarta Post ,  Jakarta  

Defying high fuel prices and lending interest rates, sales of motorcycles continued to remain strong in the first eight months of the year with Honda still managing to hold off stiff challenge from Yamaha to retain top spot.

Sales during the January-August period reached slightly over 4.2 million, or a 43 percent increase from the same period a year earlier, data from the PT Astra International, Honda distributor, and Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI) reveal.

The robust growth came despite the current high interest rate environment triggered by inflationary pressure. Indonesians usually finance their vehicle purchases with bank lending.

The government increased fuel prices nearing the end of the first semester by 28.7 percent on average, pushing up inflation and interest rates.

The eight-month figure keeps the full-year target of 5.2 million, set out early this year by AISI, on track.

AISI has said some manufacturers planned to raise the price of their products to compensate for higher transportation costs due to expensive material costs. It is unclear whether the price increase took place in August.

The data also showed that Honda remained the top seller as of the end of August after selling 1.9 million units, or equal to around 47 percent of the market share.

Yamaha trailed closely with sales recorded at 1.6 million, followed by Suzuki with 0.56 million units.

Last year, more than 4.7 million motorcycles were sold, with Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki controlling more than 95 percent.

Indonesia has seen a rapid growth in motorcycle sales over the years. According to a survey conducted in the first semester, motorcycle ownership in the country increased by 125 percent from 2000 to 2007.

The survey, carried out by Nielsen Media Research Indonesia, showed that motorcycle ownership jumped from 10.5 million in 2000 to 23.7 million by the end of last year.

In addition to bank lending affordability, worsening traffic congestion along main streets in the country also played part in people’s appetite to own faster transportation such as motorbikes.