More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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Volkswagen has admitted it installed illegal software into 11 million 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter diesel engines worldwide (AFP Photo/Josh Edelson)

Volkswagen emissions scandal

Iran's 'catastrophic mistake': Speculation, pressure, then admission

Iran's 'catastrophic mistake': Speculation, pressure, then admission
Analsyts say it is irresponsible to link the crash of a Ukraine International Airline Boeing 737-800 to the 737 MAX accidents (AFP Photo/INA FASSBENDER)

Missing MH370 likely to have disintegrated mid-flight: experts

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

QZ8501 (AirAsia)

Leaders see horror of French Alps crash as probe gathers pace

"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, May 27, 2010

Editorial: Jakarta’s Traffic Snarl is an Urgent Priority

Jakarta Globe, Editorial, May 26, 2010

A massive traffic jam in North Jakarta Jakarta. (JG Photo/Safir Makki)

It is a well known fact that Jakarta’s traffic congestion is a chronic nightmare. This is a result of a three-pronged mismanagement attack: The woeful lack of new roads; a sharp increase in the number of vehicles and inadequate public transportation.

In the absence of viable public transportation, it is only logical that people look for the easiest and cheapest means to commute between their homes and work as well as to move around the city. Cars may not be within everyone’s reach but motorcycles are, especially with the various credit schemes on offer. The result is an increasing glut of four-wheeled and two-wheeled vehicles on the city’s severely limited road network.

Now, the city administration is apparently trying to reduce congestion by controlling the number of motorcycles on the roads.

The government is considering banning motorcyclists from purchasing government-subsidized fuel, while allowing owners of luxury vehicles built as recently as 2006 to continue to benefit from the program, which was designed with the poor in mind.

Evita Legowo, director general of oil and gas at the Energy Ministry, said on Wednesday that it had been decided that motorcyclists would be banned from buying the subsidized fuel following a meeting with the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association. She said only public-transport vehicles and private cars would be eligible to buy the fuel, and the types of cars and their age had not been determined.

Evita said she expects the final scheme for limiting sales of subsidized fuels to be released in June. The government may proceed in rolling out the program throughout Java, the country’s most populous island, in August.

While we welcome the city administration’s efforts, it is important to point out that this step alone will not be effective. Concerted efforts must be made to improve public transportation infrastructure. The busway is a good start, but it is not enough to meet demand. The number of vehicles in the fleet is still limited, and so is the network. To become truly effective, and draw drivers off the streets, the authorities must make a top priority of developing the busway in conjunction with other primary modes of public transportation in the city, such as the train network.

The long delayed mass rapid transit system also must be put on track. The public will not accept any more excuses. Other major cities in the region have pushed ahead and now have such systems. We only have to think back to the massive traffic messes in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur a decade ago.

For Jakarta to join the ranks of these cities, both the central government and the city administration must display political will, proper planning and execution. For how much longer must we continue to suffer from mismanagement by the authorities?

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