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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, November 14, 2009

KPPU Targets Airlines with Unfair Business

Kompas, Jimbon, FRIDAY, 13 NOVEMBER 2009 | 3:48 PM

Boeing 747 refueling at Internasional Airport Juanda, Surabaya, East Java Timur (KOMPAS/IWAN SETIYAWAN)

JAKARTA, — Efforts from The Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) to prove the existence of a cartel in fixing the fuel surcharge is quite serious. Now, the KPPU intends to charge a number of airlines with a new chapter of law.

Previously, KPPU accused a violation of fuel surcharge by 12 airlines. KPPU considered this practice to be in violation of Chapter 5 of the Law No. 5, 1999, regarding the prohibition of monopoly practices and unfair business competition. The conclusion was, that there were indications that the airlines made a unilateral agreement to fix the price.

Now, the KPPU will charge with another chapter. "We will have a new chapter, which is chapter 21. The indication will be that an airline has done an unfair practice by fixing unilaterally the fuel surcharge price," said the Communications Director of KPPU, Ahmad Junaidi, Thursday.

Based on chapter 21, the KPPU will charge the airlines for fixing the unilateral fuel surcharge price that tends to go up every year.

Seeing that the indication of unfair practice of the fuel surcharge case getting worse, now the KPPU has elevated the status of this case from preliminary investigation to follow-up investigation by upholding No. 1036/KPPU/PEN/XI/2009. "It was decided on November 9, with an investigation period of 60 days, plus 30 working days if required," said Ahmad.

However, so far only some of the 12 airlines have fulfilled KPPU's summons. Six other companies are still waiting for the reschedule of their summons - PT Kartika Airlines, PT Trigana Air Services, PT Mandala Airlines, PT Travel Express Aviation, PT Linus Airways, and PT Sriwijaya Air.

The effect of KPPU's investigation has caused the airlines to adapt with the situation. Currently, the Department of Transportation and the airlines has planned to include fuel surcharge price as a tariff component.

Not all airlines agree yet with the plan. But at least there is an effort to clarify the fuel surcharge.

"The calculations have been set, it's only a matter of setting the agreement. We will discuss this with the KPPU," said Managing Director of Lion Air, Edward Sirait some time ago. (Yudho Winarto, Gentur Putro Jati/Kontan/C17-09)

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