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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, January 10, 2010

Domestic Airlines Call for Indonesian Airports to Run '24/7' to Help Keep Neighboring Rivals at Bay

Jakarta Globe, Putri Prameshwari

Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is one of only two in Indonesia operating 24 hours day. The other is Ngurah Rai in Bali. (Bloomberg Photo/Dimas Ardian)

The country’s 27 international airports should operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to boost the airline industry ahead of the full implementation of the Asean “open sky” policy in 2015, an airline association official said over the weekend.

Tengku Burhanuddin, secretary general of the Indonesia National Air Carriers Association, said the country’s biggest hubs must be prepared to operate 24 hours a day. “That way we can make the most of our local airlines,” he said.

The Asean open sky agreement took effect in December 2008 and is being implemented gradually until 2015. It will allow airlines from all 10 Asean member countries to fly to any destination within the region.

Currently, Tengku said, Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport were the only ones that operated 24 hours a day. “It’s such a shame because several other airports also have a market if they open for 24 hours,” he said.

Those airports, he said, included Medan’s Polonia, Makassar’s Sultan Hasanuddin, and Surabaya’s Juanda airports. These, along with Jakarta and Bali, made up the country’s main air transport hubs, according to the Transportation Ministry.

Herry Bhakti Singayuda, director general of civil aviation at the ministry, said there was an existing plan to maximize the operation of the country’s major airports. The ministry, he said, was evaluating the five airports in an effort to improve their performance as major hubs.

“Several sea ports are open 24 hours,” Herry said. “Gradually, the ministry will also test-run these airports.”

Dudi Sudibyo, a Jakarta-based aviation expert, said human resources needed to be improved before the government could operate airports 24 hours a day.

“The most important thing is service. So the question is whether we have competent people to work at night and can still give customers the best service or not,” Dudi said.

He added that if Indonesia wanted to prepare for the open-sky policy, the airport workers must improve their English.

“It's a small factor that often gets overlooked,” he said, adding that workers proficient in English were required because most international flights arrive and depart at night.

Eko Roesni, secretary general of aviation watchdog People for Indonesia Air Transportation, said airport facilities also must be improved. “How can airports operate 24 hours a day if blackouts still happen?” he said.

Tulus Pranowo, operational and technical director of state airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II, noted that the private sector was permitted to be involved in the operation of an airport, in accordance with the 2009 aviation law.

“We welcome any private sector organization that wants to be involved in improving our airports,” he said.

In December, Transportation Minister Freddy Numberi asked his Asean counterparts for a delay of at least six months before the country began full participation in the open-sky policy because the domestic industry was not ready.

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