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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. …

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Soekarno-Hatta world’s second most on-time airport

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 12/16/2009 8:16 AM

Despite numerous complaints about its meager services, the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is good at one thing: punctuality.

Luxury travel news portal has announced that the airport is the second most on-time international airport worldwide according to data from FlightStats, an Oregon-based company that tracks flight information for airports and airlines around the world.

The portal ranked Soekarno-Hatta below reigning champion, Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, and above Narita, which came in third.

The data defined an on-time airport as one having the most flights less than 15 minutes late.

The same yardstick is used by the Geneva-based Airports Council International.

The study, which included 50 of the busiest airports in the world, took data from Aug. 1, 2008, to July 31, 2009.

The portal’s report called Soekarno-Hatta this year’s most improved airport on its top ten as it ”jumped from last year’s sixth slot thanks to impressive 84.2 percent on-time arrivals and 89.2 percent on-time departures.”

Arrival and departure flights were 79.3 percent and 86.3 percent on-time, respectively, last year.

The head of Soekarno-Hatta airport, Hariyanto, attributed the achievement to the joint efforts by the airline companies, the airport management, the custom and excise agency, and other stakeholders to increase the overall quality of service.

“We check the passengers’ belongings in a timely manner and coordinate with the airline companies to prevent flight delays. We also urge passengers to come two hours before flight time,” he said.

Hariyanto said to improve service, the airport management team planned to add visa and travel counters for arriving international passengers.

Tulus Abadi from the Indonesian Consumer Protection Foundation (YLKI) said he disagreed with the ForbesTraveler rank.

“I do not think ‘second most on-time airport’ rightly describes the flights to and from Soekarno Hatta.

Also, the punctuality of flights are indicative of improved airline services, not so much airport management,” Tulus added.

Tulus said a YLKI survey among passengers using Soekarno-Hatta last year found that the general perception was that airlines there often delayed their flights and that the airport did not properly manage its facilities, especially the toilets.

Out of eight airport facilities listed in the survey, toilets accounted for 46 percent of the 955 complaints about the airport’s facilities.

The other eight were prayer rooms, sign boards, X-ray machines, trolleys, waiting rooms, parking lots, airport information and eating places.

“Maybe the myriad complaints regarding the toilets has forced the airport management to take steps to flush out the problem,” Tulus said.

Soekarno-Hatta was declared as the international airport with second cleanest toilets in Indonesia by the Tourism Ministry in September 2009, lagging behind Surabaya’s Juanda International Airport.

It was an marked improvement from 2007, when Soekarno-Hatta ranked fourth. (mrs)

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