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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. …

Sunday, March 15, 2009

AirAsia to Get New No-Frills Terminal

The Jakarta Globe, March 14, 2009 

Kuala Lumpur. A new 2 billion ringgit ($540 million) low-cost air terminal to be built by 2011 will make Malaysia a major regional travel hub rivaling Singapore and Thailand, and be a boon for homegrown budget carrier AirAsia, the country’s airport operator promised on Friday. 

Malaysia Airports Holdings outlined details of the new budget terminal, saying it will be located only 1.5 kilometers west of the main Kuala Lumpur International Airport, compared with 20 kilometers away for the existing budget terminal. 

The new terminal will have an initial capacity to handle 30 million passengers a year, which can be expanded to 45 million people, as well as 70 aircraft parking bays and 6,000 car-parking spaces, Malaysia Airports managing director Bashir Ahmad said. 

The terminal will connect with existing airport infrastructure and the main terminal building at KLIA, he said. 

“The main beneficiary of this design is AirAsia. We are building this based on their requirements,” Bashir said. 

The new budget terminal will also “ensure competitive growth of KLIA to emerge as a significant hub in the region,” rivaling Singapore’s Changi Airport and Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, he said. 

AirAsia, the region’s largest no-frills airline by fleet size, has said a bigger terminal is crucial to its survival with passenger traffic slated to reach 30 million and its fleet to grow to 184 planes by 2013. 

It was concerned about its ability to continue growing because the existing terminal can accommodate only 15 million people annually and has insufficient aircraft parking bays. 

KLIA, with annual passenger throughput of about 17 million and a capacity of 25 million, is relatively small compared to regional rivals. Changi’s three main terminals and one budget terminal have a capacity of nearly 69 million passengers, though actual numbers are just over half that. Passenger numbers at Suvarnabhumi, which opened in late 2006, are approaching its 45 million capacity. 

The government last month rejected AirAsia’s plan to build a 1.6 billion ringgit budget terminal in southern Negeri Sembilan state amid concerns it may undermine KLIA. It subsequently said it has allocated 2 billion ringgit for a new low-cost terminal near the main airport as part of an economic stimulus package unveiled on Tuesday. 

AirAsia deputy chief executive Kamarudin Meranun welcomed the government’s move but called for charges to be kept low. 

“It is timely. We are fully committed to the government’s plan to make KLIA a regional hub but the new terminal must be competitive.”  

Associated Press

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