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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. …

Monday, April 19, 2010

Holdups at Indonesian Immigration Will Ease Up: Officials

Jakarta Globe, Ary Adji, Dessy Sagita, Candra Malik & Made Arya Kencana, April 19, 2010

More than two weeks since the introduction of new immigration security measures at Indonesian airports, officials say they are pleased with progress, despite waiting times for incoming passengers of often longer than 90 minutes.

“Security checks will be done as humanely as possible,” Justice and Human Rights Minister Patrialis Akbar told the Jakarta Globe on Sunday. Indonesia is the first Southeast Asian nation to apply sophisticated fingerprint and biometric scanners, he said.

Patrialis said documenting everyone coming into the country was necessary to identify known or potential criminals, adding that similar systems had long been in use in countries such as the United States, France and Japan.

The system, which reads the fingerprints of travelers with visitor visas and crosschecks them against a database of international fugitives and foreigners with deportation records, is initially being used at four airports. Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Adi Sumarmo in Solo and Adisucipto in Yogyakarta installed theirs two weeks ago, while Ngurah Rai in Bali will introduce the system this Thursday.

Maroloan Barimbing, spokesman for the ministry’s Directorate General of Immigration, said that within three years there would be 130 fingerprint and biometric scanners at the country’s international border points, including its 27 international airports.

Maroloan acknowledged that the unintended consequences included longer lines at immigration counters.

“In the first few weeks or even months after the system is applied, some adjustments will still be needed, and the officers in charge of the devices also need some time to adapt,” he said, adding that processing was getting better and faster.

In the system’s first few days at Soekarno-Hatta, arriving passengers reported waiting times in the stuffy arrivals hall of up to two hours, with officials observed pulling families with distressed babies or children out of lines into empty express channels after more than an hour.

But waiting times in the past week have apparently lessened and passengers are being understanding, said a spokesman for state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II. It had received no formal complaints, he added.

“It only took me few minutes, so it wasn’t an issue,” David Cheetam, a British tourist, said at Soekarno-Hatta on Sunday.

Belgian businessman Gregoir Francis said he also didn’t mind. “I know it’s for security,” he said.

Adi Sumarmo duty manager Edy Martono said each officer “only needs three minutes” to fingerprint a visitor. “Nothing to lose, and this need not be politicized,” he told the Globe.

But with lines often stretching to 50 or more people, an extra three minutes for many would add up to a long wait for those at the back.

Maroloan called for patience.

“By next year we will be able to perform faster and more professionally,” he said.

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