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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. …

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chinese take over the reliable Volvo

Radio Netherlands Worldwide, by Abel Borghuis + agencies, 29 March 2010 - 5:06pm

Volvo C30

Volvo Cars is now in the hands of Chinese automobile manufacturer Zhejiang Geely, a few months after another Swedish car brand, Saab, was sold by General Motors to the Dutch company Spyker. So the future of the Swedish auto industry has been assured – at least for now.

The Chinese hope to achieve the success with Volvo that has eluded Ford in the past decade. Geely sees enormous potential in the Swedish brand, not only internationally but especially on the domestic market in China, which overtook the United States as the world's No.1 auto market last year.

Like many Chinese automakers, Geely hopes someday to emulate the global success of Japanese and Korean players like Toyota, Honda Motor Co and Hyundai Motor Co. Owning a global brand like Volvo gives Geely a chance to build up its profile in China, where it is known more for small, inexpensive cars, and to catch up with its bigger state-owned rivals, who have long partnered with the likes of GM and Volkswagen, analysts said.

Li Shufu, the chairman of the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, is a self-made entrepreneur who built Geely from nothing into the country's 10th-biggest car maker in less than two decades, and is banking on China as a saviour for Volvo. The charismatic founder said on Monday that he aims to turn around Volvo within two years. He is already planning a factory in Beijing that will make 300,000 Volvo branded cars a year, doubling its current output.


For years, Volvos have been known as reliable family cars. Another distinguishing feature is their safety. Fifty years ago, Volvo was the first manufacturer to fit three-point seatbelts as standard in its cars. But safety has faded into the background as a ‘unique selling point’ over the past couple of decades, simply because other brands have caught up with Volvo. For the Swedes, as a relatively small producer, it became increasingly difficult to stand on their own feet due to the rising costs of developing new models.

In 1999, the American giant Ford indicated that it wanted to position Volvo at the higher end of the international market. Ford put 6.4 billion dollars on the table and spent billions more on modernising the brand. But despite the investment, it failed to make a success of Volvo, and now, a little over a decade later, it has sold the brand for just 1.8 billion dollars – less than a third of the price it paid in 1999 - to Geely.

Own vision

Geely says it will do everything possible to allow Volvo to retain its own identity, as long as it’s made clear what precisely its own vision is. The Swedish brand will retain its own management, with Gothenburg as its headquarters. The Swedish unions have received assurances that the factories in Sweden and Belgium, which employ a total of 22,000 people, will remain open. But Jacques Wallner, car editor of the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, urges caution. "China has no tradition of unions, co-determination and respect for workers ... it is a hierarchical society. Hopefully, Geely and China will learn more from Volvo than just the technology," he said.

At the moment, the plans for Volvo’s future are not really concrete. In the short term, the Chinese will profit from the western technological know-how that Volvo has in house. The question is whether Geely is prepared, as Ford did, to invest billions in the development of new Volvos.

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