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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. …

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Premium Test Finds Impurities at Indonesia's State Owned Gasoline Pumps

Jakarta Globe, Faisal Maliki Baskoro | July 30, 2010

PTPertamina, the state oil and gas company, is facing renewed pressure toinvestigate the quality of its fuel after a non-governmental organizationperformed tests, allegedly finding impurities, water and mud. (SP Photo)

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Jakarta. PT Pertamina’s Premium fuel distributed inGreater Jakarta is contaminated with substances that have led to the breakdownsof thousands of cars, particularly taxis, according to a study from anon-governmental organization that advocates for clean fuel.

“Basedon our research, Pertamina’s Premium fuel in the city may contain zinc, ferrumas well as other sediments such as water and mud,” Ahmad Safrudin, chairman ofthe Committee Against Leaded Gasoline (KPBB), said on Friday.

The KPBBsurveyed 20 auto repair shops in Greater Jakarta and found that seven of themhad received complaints of fuel pumps damaged by those substances, he said.

“Zinccoating in Pertamina storage depots may have peeled off and mixed with thefuel,” he said. “Lack of tank cleaning and maintenance of the storage areas mayhave been the cause for those substances to become mixed with the fuel.”

He urgedPertamina and the government to immediately explain to the public what waswrong with Premium fuel, instead of insisting that the state energy company wasnot at fault.

Pertaminaspokesman Basuki Trikora Putra questioned KPBB’s research, calling theaccusations baseless and saying the organization’s test results were invalid.

“Thedirectorate general of oil and gas in cooperation with downstream oil and gasregulator BPH Migas are investigating this issue. The investigation isindependent and the result will be the official result,” he said.

Basukisaid Pertamina had carried out upkeep of its storage tanks and distribution offuel in accordance with the company’s standard operating procedures.

“We haveroutine maintenance in our storage depots and refineries,” he said.

“Ourfuel has been certified and quality checked. All of this was documented byPertamina and the government.”

The fuelpump flap began when Jakarta’s biggest taxi company, Blue Bird Group, said1,200 of its taxis had been affected by impurities in Pertamina’s Premium fuel.

TheExpress taxi company and Gamya Taxi Group have noted the same problems in itsToyotas and Nissans.

Theproblem is also affecting auto manufacturer Hyundai, which along with Toyotasaid it was struggling to meet a sudden surge in demand for fuel pumps.

Gamya onWednesday threatened to drop Pertamina as its fuel distributor and switch toShell, a pricier option.

Thecompany said it had suffered Rp 500 million ($56,000) in losses over the pastmonth due to repair costs and lost revenue after fuel pumps malfunctioned on270 of the company’s vehicles.

MintarsihLatif, Gamya’s president director, said that independent tests conducted inThailand at the behest of an automotive distributor found that the sulfurcontent in Pertamina’s Premium gasoline exceeded normal levels for the fuel.

Lastweek, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources also launched aninvestigation of four Pertamina gas stations in Greater Jakarta, but found thepremium fuel met government specifications.

Anotherprobe by the Civil Servant Investigators office (PPNS) carried out earlier thisweek on four gas stations had yet to announce its result.

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