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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, November 12, 2008

City, NGOs to raid office, malls, buses for smokers

Triwik Kurniasari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 11/12/2008 10:50 AM  

The city administration and a number of anti-smoking NGOs plan to conduct raids across the city targeting smokers caught ignoring the bylaw on smoking in restricted areas. 

The sweep will focus on the seven public areas in which smoking was banned under the bylaw: office buildings, medical centers, schools, places of worship, children's playgrounds, public transportation and shopping centers, said Nita Yudi, chairwoman of the Indonesian Network of Women Against Tobacco, on Tuesday. 

"The 10-day action will be held from Nov. 17 to 27. This is part of the effort to protect people from the dangers of cigarettes," said Nita at City Hall after a meeting with Governor Fauzi Bowo. 

"We decided to take action because so far the administration has not implemented the 2005 city regulation on non-smoking areas and on air pollution control. 

People caught smoking in the aforementioned public areas will be warned and required to sign an agreement stating they will not smoke in any restricted areas in the future, she said. 

"We will not punish people caught smoking during the activity. We just want to embarrass them into reconsidering their actions, instead of punishing or fining them," said Nita. 

Twelve NGOs, including the Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) and Forum of Jakarta Residents (Fakta), will join the action. 

"Officers from the city administration, the Jakarta environmental management board (BPLHD), the public order agency and the tourism agency will also participate," she said. 

To coincide with the action, there will be a series of anti-smoking surveys conducted at office buildings throughout the capital, said Fakta coordinator Azas Tigor Nainggolan. 

"The administration has agreed to the surveys. 70 percent of the surveys will take place in government buildings, like City Hall and subdistrict offices," said Tigor. 

The smoking ban was imposed in January 2006. 

People who violate the regulation face up to six months jail or a Rp 50 million (US$4,555) fine. 

The smoking restriction was one of the key points in the administration's 2005 bylaw on air pollution control. 

Although Jakarta issued the ruling years ago, the bylaw on air control has been deemed unworkable and has not been enforced, so smokers have not been punished for breaching it thus far. 

Fauzi said the administration would tighten their enforcement of the anti-smoking regulation. 

"The monitoring will be divided into regions. A subdistrict head, for example, will monitor the enforcement of the law in his or her subdistrict area. We will begin this way before implementing the law on public transportation," said Fauzi. 

Highlights of the anti-smoking regulation:

  • Managers or individuals overseeing restricted areas are responsible for ensuring their staff do not smoke in those areas. They also must impose punishments for staff caught smoking in the areas.
  • Public areas and office buildings should provide a smoking room.
  • School principals must forbid teachers and students from smoking around school areas.
  • Students or teachers can warn people not to smoke at schools.
  • Drivers or conductors should forbid passengers from smoking on public transport.

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