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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, December 20, 2009

Hino expands RI factory and production to increase sales

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sat, 12/19/2009 1:05 PM

PT Hino Motors Manufacturing Indonesia (HMMI), the local subsidiary of a Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer, has completed the expansion of its factory in Purwakarta, West Java, through a US$33 million investment.

President of Hino Motors Ltd. in Japan, Yoshio Shirai, said during an inauguration ceremony held on Thursday that the expanded factory would have a production capacity of 35,000 units per annum up from an initial capacity of 10,000 units per year. This makes the plant the largest Hino Motors' production factory outside of Japan.

The expansion project was started in mid-2007 and finished in August this year. The expanded factory, with a total area of over 53,000 square meters and total land area of 120,000 square meters, is now producing light duty trucks for Hino and for Toyota Motors Corp., which owns a 50 percent share of the Japanese automotive manufacturer.

Shirai said he expected to see an increase in the company's sales of commercial vehicles in Indonesia as a result of the increased production capacity in the country.

"Hino Motors Ltd.'s target for overseas market is to see a 20 percent growth in sales, but for Indonesia I think the sales *target* could be more for than that," he said, adding that his company's global sales, excluding the Japanese domestic market, was currently expected to reach 60,000 units by the end of 2009.

Toshiro Mizutani, president director of Hino's unit for distribution, sales and after-sales service PT Hino Motors Sales Indonesia (HMSI), said that the company sold 13,770 commercial vehicles last year and was expecting to see a drop to around 12,000 by the end of 2009 due to the (delayed effects of) the global economic downturn.

HMMI said it was also considering exporting products from the expanded Indonesian production facility to other regional markets.

"We are still studying the possibilities," Shirai said.

HMMI president director Kenji Ohara said the company currently had a 26 percent share of the Indonesian domestic market.

Gunadi Sindhuwinata, president director of automobile and motorcycle assembler PT Indomobil Sukses Internasional said the automotive industry is forecast to be even more lucrative in 2010. Its growth in sales is predicted to reach 10 to 20 percent, alongside the government's aggressive push forward to expand the required infrastructure (especially for toll roads) so that the industry can grow.

He added that the rate of economic growth, predicted to rise to between 5 and 5.5 percent in 2010, also provided the economic foundations for an expected increase in car sales next year.

The Indonesian Automotive Industry Association (Gaikindo) chairman Bambang Trisulo, told The Jakarta Post that he expected car sales to reach between 560,000 and 600,000 units in 2010.

"It depends *partly* on the impact of the latest developments in the Bank Century bailout saga and Dubai World debt problems," he said.

Gaikindo predicts car sales would reach around 475,000 units this year, down from the much higher level of sales in 2008, which reached 603,700 units.

Bambang said that commercial vehicle sales accounted for between 22 and 25 percent of all annual vehicle sales. (adh)

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