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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. …

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Most rivers face severe pollution, study finds

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta  | Tue, 12/02/2008 7:20 AM  

Siti, a housewife who lives near the Kalimalang canal in East Jakarta, is familiar with the sight of dead fish floating up from the murky depths after overnight rains. 

“We often find dying fish and shrimps in Kalimalang river, usually in the morning after the heavy rains. Many residents go into the water to collect the fish,” she says. 

“What we (residents) understand is the fish die because certain companies dump hazardous waste into the river.” 

The recently published Indonesian State of the Environment Report includes the canal, which runs down the middle of Jakarta, as one of the most polluted rivers in the country. 

The 2007 report, issued by the State Ministry for the Environment, revealed that water quality in rivers, basins and small lakes continued to be severely polluted by domestic and industrial waste, despite being the main sources of drinking water. 

The ministry surveyed 33 rivers in 30 provinces, most of them moderately to severely contaminated.

The most polluted rivers are North Sumatra’s Deli, Lampung’s Way Sekampung, Jambi’s Batanghari, Banten’s Kali Angke, Yogyakarta’s Progo, East Java’s Brantas, and the Kalimalang. 

“The survey represents the real conditions of rivers in the country. But the report did not study the sources of pollutants,” Antung Deddy, deputy assistant minister for river and lake management, said Monday. 

The survey focused on 16 parameters, including biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen dioxide (COD), pH, and fecal coli and coli form. 

In terms of pollutants affecting the BOD — the total oxygen required by microorganisms to decompose organic substances in sewage — water in most of the rivers was no longer suitable as drinking water. 

“The highest BOD concentrations are in Java, with 185 milligrams per liter in Surabaya River and 155 in Citarum River, West Java,” the report said. 

The Public Works Ministry earlier predicted the country would need more than 311 million cubic meters of drinking water in 2012 because of the population boom. 

The densely populated Java Island alone will need about 184 million cubic meters in 2012 and 312 million cubic meters in 2025. 

The report, used as a basis for other departments in making policies related to infrastructure development, also found fecal coli levels that far exceeded government-specified limits. 

Water quality in basins also suffered from high concentrations of BOD pollutants, the study showed.

The study examined 18 basins, including Darma, Selorejo and Sempor on Java Island. 

The government blamed riverbank dwellers as the main source of the pollution. As of 2005, there were 118,891 families, mostly in Jakarta, living along riverbanks. 

In addition to this, about 8 percent of households across the archipelago dump their domestic waste directly into rivers, the survey found.

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