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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

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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. …

Friday, March 26, 2010

Japan carmakers eye green car project

Mustaqim Adamrah, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Fri, 03/26/2010 8:47 AM

Japan’s four major automobile producers have expressed keen interest to join the government’s program to produce eco-friendly and low-cost cars, Industry Minister M.S. Hidayat said in Jakarta on Thursday.

The minister said representatives of Daihatsu, Toyota, Suzuki and Nissan had all expressed interest.

Speaking to reporters following a meeting with executives of Nissan in his office, Hidayat said executives of Daihatsu, Toyota and Suzuki had met him earlier to discuss the program, expected to begin by 2011.

“They [Daihatsu, Toyota and Suzuki] are very serious. They have all submitted business plans,” said Hidayat, adding Daihatsu had shown the government its prototype.

Hidayat said the low-cost green car program is open to all car producers but interested parties would be selected based on government criteria especially on the proposed local content for car production.

The government is now drafting a regulation on the program, which also involves other ministries and state agencies, as well as regional administrations.

The regulation is expected to be issued by the end of this year.

According to Hidayat, interested producers have requested fiscal incentives such as lower value added and income taxes as well as reduced vehicle tax and vehicle ownership tax, both of which are collected by regional administrations.

According to Hidayat, the market for the low-cost green car which would carry a price tag of between Rp 70 million (US$7,630) and Rp 80 million would be quite promising given the surge in per capita income.

Hidayat said that his eventual aim would be that the local content of the car would be between 60 and 80 percent of its total composition.

“Our income per capita now stands at around US$2,500 a year.

Next year, it will probably reach $3,000,” Hidayat said. In addition to providing affordable cars to Indonesia’s lower-middle class consumers, the program is also designed to build up a stronger base for the country’s automotive industry especially in anticipation of the establishment of the ASEAN economic community in 2015, said Budi Darmadi the Industry Ministry Director General for Transportation, Telecommunication and IT industries.

Because one of this long-term strategic objective to strengthen the Indonesian automotive industry, carmakers taking part in the program should be committed to optimum use of local components in the production of the car, Budi said.

He added that local components should therefore be used in all parts of the car including the body, tires, wheels, interior, engine and transmission.

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