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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 4, 2010

Lack of Transport Alternatives Will Lead To Total Gridlock in Cities, Ministry Says

Jakarta Globe, Putri Prameshwari, February 03, 2010

Other Indonesian cities are threatened by Jakarta-style gridlock, the Transportation Ministry says. (SP Photo)

Not only Jakarta, but other big cities across the country could be faced with total gridlock if they continued to rely exclusively on road-based mass transportation, the Transportation Ministry said on Wednesday.

Deputy Transportation Minister Bambang Susantono said that if the transportation system in cities was not improved by 2014, roads could be choked by cars, buses and motorcycles.

“Total gridlock will occur if we don’t do something,” Bambang said, adding that the threat was extremely dire in metropolitan areas with satellite cities, such as Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi, collectively known as Jabodetabek, as well as in Gresik, Bangkalan, Kertosono, Mojokerto, Surabaya, Sidoarjo and Lamongan in East Java, known as Gerbang Kertasusilo.

He was speaking at the Transportation Safety Awareness workshop in Jakarta, held by the ministry and the Australian government.

Bambang said that such cities must integrate and utilize railway transportation in order to minimize road congestion. Large metros like Jakarta and Surabaya, he said, must also have bus rapid transit systems connected to the trains.

“If a city does not have an existing commuter train line it should maximize the use of BRT,” he said.

The ministry, Bambang said, has been carrying on discussions with the Ministry of Public Works to analyze which roads could be used for BRT. He also said that on several roads, the left lane should be dedicated exclusively for heavy vehicles.

“Roads in some countries have a high occupancy vehicle lane,” he said, adding that this was one alternative for managing traffic.

The ministry has been campaigning for the use of rails for mass transit because they are fast, cheap and more environmentally friendly than most other transportation modes. New routes have been added in Java and Sumatra in recent months, and old tracks have been reopened.

On Tuesday, the Indonesian Transportation Society (MTI) announced that five cities aside from Jakarta would suffer total gridlock by 2015 to 2025 if there was no effective transportation policy. The cities are Bandung, Makassar, Medan, Surabaya and Semarang.

Damantoro, MTI’s secretary of urban transportation, said the government must either make significant improvements or seek an alternative other than roads for transportation.

“Railway-based transportation is a must for cities that already have the facilities,”he said.

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