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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, December 12, 2009

Java Toll Road Gets $498m Loan

The Jakarta Globe, Ardian Wibisono

Toll roads are "strategic infrastructure that have a multiplier effect on economic development," according to the head of BNI bank. (JG Photo/Yudhi Sukma Wijaya)

Agroup of domestic banks announced on Friday that it would lend PT Trans Marga Jateng Rp 4.7 trillion ($498 million) to help finance construction of part of the Trans-Java toll road.

“Toll roads are strategic infrastructure that have a multiplier effect on economic development,” said Gatot Soewondo, president director of PT Bank Negara Indonesia. PT Bank Mandiri, PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia and PT Bank Jateng are also taking part in the loan, which carries 13 percent interest and a 13-year term.

Trans Marga Jateng, a joint venture between state toll road operator PT Jasa Marga and the regional government-owned PT Sarana Pembangunan Jawa Tengah, said the loan would be used to build the 76-kilometer Semarang-Solo toll road, which has a total project value of Rp 6.83 trillion.

Agus Suharyanto, Trans Marga Jateng’s president director, said the toll road would consist of five sections, with construction of the 10.9-km Semarang-Ungaran section already under way.

“For the first section, we estimate construction costs will be Rp 1 trillion,” he said, adding that the stretch should start operating late next year.

“We also hope to begin construction of the section linking Ungaran and Bawen next year,” Agus said.

He said the main obstacle to any toll-road project was land clearance, adding that he hoped the government could speed up the process.

Takeshi Murakami, a senior consultant at Japan’s Nomura Research Institute, said the slow pace of infrastructure development, including roadways, was a major hurdle for Indonesian economic growth.

He said there had been little progress toward the goals laid out during a national infrastructure summit in 2005.

The summit called for 1,700 kilometers of toll roads to be built between 2005 and 2010. However, only 43 kilometers had been built by the end of September, according to Fatchur Rochman, head of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s toll-road development committee.

Anton Gunawan, an economist at PT Bank Danamon, said inadequate infrastructure was also causing higher inflation because poor highways made goods more expensive to transport.

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