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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, July 26, 2010

Fuel Pump Problems Continue To Spread

Jakarta Globe,Faisal Maliki Baskoro & Muhamad Al Azhari, July 25, 2010

Embattled Pertamina, under fire for a rash of explosions involving state-subsidized gascylinders, is facing further criticism for the poor quality of its Premium gasoline. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

BlueBird has been joined by another taxi company as well as an auto distributor incomplaining about broken fuel pumps in their cars causing breakdowns, while state oil company PT Pertamina continued to stand behind its Premium gasoline, saying it was not the problem.

Express Group president director Daniel Podiman said on Sunday that about 40 of the company’s taxis were suffering broken fuel pumps each day. All of the affected cars were Toyota Limos, the same model used by the Blue Bird Group.

“This has been happening for the last few weeks. However, we can’t conclude whether the problem is caused by poor-quality Premium fuel supplied by Pertamina or byToyota’s fuel pumps,” Daniel said.

Also speaking on Sunday, PT Hyundai Motor Indonesia president director Jongkie Sugiarto said the distributor had seen a sudden rise in requests for fuel pumps over the past few weeks. “Yes, there is a surge in fuel pump demand based on reports from our dealers, but we don’t know what’s causing it,” he said.

He said Hyundai was investigating what type of cars were experiencing the problem, where they were filling up and the damage to their pumps.

Last week, Blue Bird, the country’s largest taxi company, announced that 1,200 of its Toyota Limo taxis had experienced pump failures since early June. It blamed substandard Premium fuel for a build-up of sediment in the pumps and said Pertamina may be liable for repair costs, which it estimated at Rp 20 billion($2.2 million).

Both Blue Bird and Express purchase subsidized Premium gasoline exclusively from Pertamina at discounted rates. Blue Bird buys around 5.7 million liters of fuel per month for its 11,000 taxis nation wide, according to Pertamina.

The oil company, meanwhile, has strenuously denied allegations that its Premium fuel is to blame for the fuel pump problems.

Speaking on Friday, Pertamina president director Karen Agustiawan challenged Blue Bird to prove that Pertamina had downgraded the quality of its Premium fuel.

“Who ever thinks that our Premium fuel is bad can go ahead and prove it. But if it turnsout that Pertamina is right and they are wrong, I will sue them,” she said.

Karen said recent spot tests of fuel had proven that the quality of Premium fuel was well within the range the government deems acceptable.

Last week, Pertamina undertook checks on Premium gas sold at 16 stations in Greater Jakarta to monitor for possible quality problems with the fuel. On Friday, it announced that levels in all of the tested samples met state requirements for octane and sulphur content. Low octane in fuel can clog fuel pumps as can high levels of sulphur, eventually leading to breakdowns.

Johny Darmawan, president director of PT Toyota Astra Mobil, said on Friday that he was aware that Pertamina had carried out quality tests on its fuel. “However,we are still wondering why there are so many cars experiencing breakdowns, and not just Toyotas,” he said.

Johny said the company planned to sit down with Pertamina next week in an attempt to find a solution to the problem. In the meantime, the car distributor was focusing on fulfilling the increased demand for fuel pumps, he said.

Commenting on the fuel pump debate, Danang Parikesit, chairman of the Indonesian Transportation Community, blamed the ongoing problems on insufficient government oversight and called for independent testing of the fuel as soon as possible.

“The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry needs to increase scrutiny on Premium fuel quality. If it can’t do that, it should appoint an independent watchdog toit,” he said.

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