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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, March 7, 2009

Pramuka, Barito to move out to curb spread of bird flu

Triwik Kurniasari ,  THE JAKARTA POST ,  JAKARTA  |  Sat, 03/07/2009 11:50 AM  

Of feathers and flu: Shoppers browse for birds being sold along Jl. Barito in South Jakarta. Around 200 bird, fruit and fish traders have refused to move from the area, following the city administration’s plan to relocate them in a bid to halt the spread of bird flu. (JP/Arief Suhardiman)

The city administration plans to relocate the two bird markets of Pramuka in Central Jakarta and Barito in South Jakarta to other locations away from residential areas, to help curb the spread of bird flu.

Edy Setiarto, head of the city’s husbandry, fishery and maritime agency, said possible new locations could include Ragunan in South Jakarta and Cibubur in East Jakarta.

“We have spread information [about the relocation] to the vendors. I hope all vendors can understand this plan for the sake of public health,” he said.

Pramuka Market, the biggest bird market in the city and perhaps even the country, is located in a densely populated area. The market is also known for its thriving underground trade in monkeys, owls, parrots and other exotic animals.

Although the police and administration offices are within walking distance of the market, the trade in rare and endangered animals there persists.

Barito is also a popular destination for bird lovers, with tropical birds, fish and rabbits on offer.

Deputy Governor Prijanto said he hoped that by April 2010, no live fowl would be sold at traditional markets in the capital any longer.

“The 2010 target is part of Jakarta’s long-term plan to halt the spread of bird flu,” he said.

The administration will also relocate poultry slaughterhouses, especially those located in residential areas.

The agency has named five new locations for poultry slaughterhouses, including Rawa Kepiting and Cakung in East Jakarta; Rorotan in North Jakarta; Petukangan in South Jakarta, and Kalideres in West Jakarta.

But only Rawa Kepiting is currently ready to accommodate the relocated poultry vendors, Edy said.

“The construction is 90 percent complete. We have provided slaughter areas that can hold more than 75,000 chicken, as well as cold storage facilities,” he added.

The 2-hectare Rawa Kepiting site will have the largest capacity, able to hold up 100,000 fowl a day.

“We’re now trying to improve the roads heading to the site. We need about Rp 6 billion [US$503,477] to build a new location,” Edy said.

“All fowl should be provided with health documents stating they are free from bird flu.”

Major slaughterhouses in Pulogadung, East Jakarta, will not be relocated because “we regard them as having good sanitation systems”, he added.

The planned restructuring of chicken farms and processing plants in the capital is in line with key points in the much-lauded 2007 bylaw on poultry husbandry.

Chicken traders registering to move to the new sites must have their poultry checked by the agency at a cost of Rp 25 per chicken.

Those missing the April target face six-month jail sentences and fines of up to Rp 50 million.

Some vendors have expressed objections to the plan, pointing out the new locations are far from the city center where their customers live.

The city administration also plans to work closely with neighboring cities like Tangerang in Banten, and Bekasi and Sukabumi in West Java. The cities supply large quantities of live fowl to Jakarta.

“We have urged the cities not to send livestock to Jakarta, and instead only supply meat,” Edy said.

The agency says some 1,342,000 fowl are kept inside and around residential areas in the capital. It also recorded some 1,200 illegal poultry slaughterhouses, 250 chicken shelters and 229 duck farms.

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