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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. …

Friday, August 20, 2010

Country’s First Women-Only Train Cars Roll Out to Generally Positive Reception

Jakarta Globe, PutriPrameshwari & Ulma Haryanto | August 19, 2010

Womenand schoolgirls boarding the new women-only train car at its launch in Depok,West Java, on Thursday. State rail operator Kereta Api started the servicefollowing an uptick in sexual harassment cases. (AP Photo)

Jakarta.In a response to several sexual harassment cases on the capital’s TransJakartabus routes, state rail company Kereta Api launched the country’s firstwomen-only train car on Thursday.

Fittedout with pink seats, the train cars will initially be available for Depok-boundtrains in the Greater Jakarta area, an official from Kereta Api has said.

“Onefemale officer will guard each carriage. We want to protect women from becomingvictims of sexual harassment,” said Makmur Syaheran, corporate secretary forKereta Api Commuter Jabodetabek.

He addedthat the operator expected demand to be brisk for the segregated cars becausemore than half of all passengers on commuter trains serving Greater Jakartawere female.

“Fornow, it will only be available for passengers of executive class trains,”Makmur said, adding that women on economy class trains would have to make dowith compartments that housed hundreds of passengers crammed shoulder toshoulder.

Theoperator eventually hopes to have two women-only cars available for each train.

“We wantto prevent sexual harassment cases from happening on public transportation, ashas occurred on several occasions on the TransJakarta busway,” Makmur said.

But whenasked about possible punishments against male passengers who boarded the newwomen-only cars, Makmur said there were none.

“Theywill be embarrassed anyway, since there are clear signs stating that they arewomen-only cars,” he said.

In atleast three previous sexual harassment cases on the busway, the suspects hadalledgedly continued to grope the victims even after they had moved away orshowed clear signs of discomfort or distress.

NinikRahayu, deputy chairwoman of the National Commission on Violence Against Women,said she supported the initiative so long as the government also instituted along-term plan to combat sexual harassment.

“Even upuntil now, security and law enforcement cannot assure the safety of women inpublic spaces. Having a women-only carriage is just an initial step in protectingwomen from sexual harassment,” she said.

ButNinik also said there was a need for increased education and public awarenessabout the damage that sexual harassment could inflict on its victims.

“Becausewe can’t just segregate everything. So I see this as a short-term solution,”she said. “I hope that the government has a clear mandate on this matter.”

HuznaZahir, chairwoman of the Indonesian Consumer Protection Foundation (YLKI),agreed with Ninik.

“This isa temporary solution given to women who really feel cornered and insecure. It’snot meant to discriminate against women,” she said.

Huznaalso called for more common sense in planning to minimize the risks that womenencountered on the country’s crumbling public transportation networks, “forinstance by increasing the number of cars.”

“But ifit is going to be applied at all, then the procedures, information andsanctions, should be clear to everybody,” she added.

GreaterJakarta commuter trains currently serve routes linking Jakarta with outlyingcities Serpong, Tangerang, Bogor, Depok and Bekasi. Major stations in the cityinclude Palmerah in West Jakarta; Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta; and Sudirmanand Manggarai in South Jakarta.

The150-kilometers of train line also includes a city loop that stops at stationsincluding Jatinegara in East Jakarta; Tanah Abang, Pasar Senen and KampungAmbon in Central Jakarta; and Sudirman and Manggarai in South Jakarta.

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