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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. …

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Indonesia Overtakes Thailand in Car Sales

Jakarta Globe, Alvin Darlanika Soedarjo, July 29, 2010

Car salesin Indonesia are now the highest in Southeast Asia. (Antara Photo)

Jakarta.Indonesia has hit the fast lane in terms of auto sales and has overtakenSoutheast Asian pace-setter Thailand for the first time, according to a Nikkeisurvey from the first six months of the year.

Officialsand auto executives attending the 18th Indonesia International Motor Show inJakarta told AFP the outlook for sales in the archipelago of 240 million peoplehad never been brighter.

“Sincelate 2009 and early 2010, all auto brands and producers have been trying toincrease production capacity in Indonesia” to meet demand, industry ministryofficial Budi Darmadi said.

“Comparedto other countries in the region, we have the fastest growth of car sales.”

Salespeaked in Indonesia at 600,000 units in 2008 but slumped 20 percent last yeardue to the global financial turmoil. This year’s figures are expected to top700,000 for the first time, ahead of Thailand.

TheIndonesian Automotive Industry Association (Gaikindo) said auto sales inIndonesia jumped 76 percent to 370,206 vehicles in the first half of 2010,driven by strong demand for minivans with engine outputs of 1.5 liters.

Sales inThailand rose 54 percent to 356,692 units during the same period, according tothe Nikkei survey released Wednesday.

Some1.18 million new vehicles were sold in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, thePhilippines, Vietnam and Singapore during the period, it said.

This wasan increase of 41 percent and put the industry on track to surpass the 2008sales record of 2.09 million units for the six key Southeast Asian markets.

The newswill be music to the ears of Toyota executives — Japanese cars account forabout 80 percent of sales in these countries.

Multipurposemodels like Toyota’s Avanza — a four-door family hatchback — make up 30 percentof total sales in Indonesia, Nikkei said.

“Indonesiamay hit its first million annual car sales in the next two years,” industryanalyst Suhari Sargo said.

Sargosaid more and more Indonesians would trade in their motorcycles for cars aswealth was more evenly distributed outside the economic centre of Java island.

“Butbefore it can achieve more well-balanced wealth distribution, the governmentmust improve infrastructure such as roads,” he said.

GunadiSindhuwinata, the chief of prominent distributor Indomobil, said most vehicleswere purchased through credit so low interest rates were crucial.

“Consideringthe country’s population of 240 million, sales of 700,000 units a year doesn’tmean much,” Sindhuwinata said.

Indonesiaweathered the global liquidity crunch and is forecasting growth of around 5.7percent this year, among the fastest in the G20 group of rich and developingcountries.

Itspotential has caught the eye of Japanese carmaker Nissan, which plans to invest20 million dollars in its Indonesian assembly plant to double productioncapacity to 100,000 cars from 50,000.

“Todaywe have about five percent market share. This is far below our potential,”chief executive Carlos Ghosn said while visiting Jakarta in June.

Mercedes-Benzbooked remarkable growth although competition in the luxury segment was tough,Mercedes-Benz Indonesia chief executive Rudi Borgenheimer said.

“Oursales have increased about 46 percent to June this year compared to the sameperiod last year. I’m very proud,” he said. “Per capita income has risen. Morepeople can afford cars now compared to when I came to this country four yearsago.”

Risingcar sales may be good news for some, but residents of the traffic-chokedIndonesian capital could be forgiven for hoping the additional vehicles end upon other cities’ roads.


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