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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. …

Thursday, February 11, 2010

City Council Vows to Rid Jakarta of 3-Wheel Bemo

Jakarta Globe, Arientha Primanita & Ulma Haryanto, February 11, 2010

A line of bemo await passengers in Central Jakarta. (JG Photo)

The days of the pollution-belching, three-wheeled bemo may finally be numbered, the Jakarta city administration said on Wednesday.

“We hope by 2011 there will be no bemo on the streets of Jakarta,” said Riza Hasyim, deputy head of the Jakarta Transportation Agency.

Riza said that according to a 1996 gubernatorial decree the bemo were illegal.

Bemo are a fixture of the Jakarta cityscape. The unique vehicles seat four to five people relatively comfortably, but often hold as many as nine passengers.

Riaza said Jakarta Police and Public Order Agency officers would begin impounding the vehicles and destroying them after a warning period had expired.

Aliman Aat, a city councilor from Commission B, which oversees economic affairs, said the council supported the plan.

“The bemo do not have permits to operate in Jakarta so they are illegal,” he said, adding that the city council will allocate the required funds in its revised budget.

Aliman said the bemo, which now operate primarily in and around Bendungan Hilir (Benhil), Tanah Abang and Karet in South Jakarta, were bad for the environment and traffic congestion.

He said efforts to remove the vehicles from the city’s streets had begun in 1996 with the freezing of operating permits for 1,096 bemo.

Taufik, another city councilor, said the administration had been unable to rid the city of bemo because the vehicles were often operated by street thugs known as preman.

Bemo drivers spoken to by the Jakarta Globe on Wednesday, however, said they believed the local government’s decision was unfair.

“They never explained to us why we are illegal. Is it because of environmental concerns? Are the vehicles ugly? Tell us what is wrong with the bemo and we can fix it,” said Mia, from the City’s Poor People Network (JKRM).

Samsul, one of about 100 bemo drivers in Benhil, said he had been a bemo driver for 15 years after moving from Indramayu, West Java, to find a better life in Jakarta.

Although he was aware of the government plan to eradicate all bemo, he said he was illiterate and had nowhere else to go. He said despite the 1996 ban, a number of new drivers had recently begun working as bemo operators.

“I learned how to drive a bemo from my uncle who brought me to Jakarta,” he said. “He has returned to Indramayu because of illness.”

Samsul said he earned Rp 30,000 ($3.20) each day after covering the cost of renting the vehicle and buying gasoline. He said it was tough to make a living to support his unemployed wife and two children. “But there are other drivers with more mouths to feed,” he added.

Muhammad Yusuf, 16, lives in Pejompongan and uses bemo. However, he admitted that bemo is not the only means of transport that he rely on.

“I can travel with bemo, angkot, anything nowadays, so I would not be too upset if one day bemo are not operating anymore” he said.

According to the Jakarta Bemo Driver Community (PBJ), there are around 1,000 active bemo in the capital, with one bemo usually shared between two drivers.

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