More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

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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. …

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

EasyJet stops disabled woman from flying because her wheelchair is 'health and safety hazard' to ground staff

Daily Mail, By DAILYMAIL REPORTER, 25th August 2010

A disabled woman was stopped from boarding an easyJet flight because her wheelchair was deemed a 'health and safety hazard'.

Hannah-Lou Blackall, 24, who has muscular dystrophy and cannot walk more than just a few steps, was told her one-metre-long wheelchair was 'too heavy' for ground staffcrew to lift.

Instead the budget airline insisted Miss Blackall, who was due to fly from Gatwick airport to visit a friend in Poland, have the 140kg battery-operated wheelchairdismantled to meet its 60kg weight restrictions.

'Discrimination':Hannah-Lou Blackall, right, who has muscular dystrophy, was stopped fromboarding an easyJet flight because her wheelchair was 'too heavy'

Miss Blackall, from Norfolk, who works at Hull-based disability charity Danny's Dream, said she had travelled with other airlines without any problems.

She added: 'It's discrimination against people in wheelchairs. There are laws against this and it shouldn't be allowed to happen.

'Mos tpeople with muscular dystrophy need a larger and more powerful wheelchair.

'But easyJet said I can't take wheelchairs over 60kg. They told me there are health and safety reasons for me not being allowed to fly.

'It is really frustrating. You cannot just dismantle my wheelchair, its very complicated. If you do, you'll need an engineer to put it all back togethergain.

'We are calling for all airlines to change their policy and make it easier for disabled people to fly.'

Miss Blackall has needed a wheelchair since she was born with the genetic muscle-wasting disease which affects around 70,000 people in the UK.

Her £4,000 Groove wheelchair weighs 120kg or 140kg with battery while a standard metal wheelchair weighs under 60kg.

She hopes to travel to Krakow next month but easyJet is the only carrier which flies direct.

Apology:EasyJet said it regularly carries powered wheelchairs on board its flights,provided they can be collapsed into separate parts

The incident comes as a survey by muscular dystrophy charity Trailblazers revealed another three wheelchair users have been turned away by easyJet while trying to book a flight in the past year.

The no-frills airline has promised to apologise personally to Miss Blackall and any customer who have been refused flights.

A spokesman for easyJet said passengers with mobility problems must contact the operators two days before their flight.

He added: 'EasyJet welcomes more than a quarter of a million passengers with reduced mobility every year and we regularly carry powered wheelchairs, provided they can be collapsed into separate parts weighing less than 60kg each.

'This is a necessity to protect the health and safety of the baggage handlers who have to lift the wheelchair into the aircraft.'

The Trailblazers survey also revealed Ryanair and Bmi airlines charge people £100 aflight if they need to take oxygen on board.

It also found Ryanair, Bmi, British Airways and Virgin do not charge or place restrictions on wheelchair weight.

Spokesman Bobby Ancil said: 'It is totally unacceptable and discriminatory for leading airlines to impose rules making it impossible for disabled people to use their service.

'Powered wheelchairs are essential for many disabled people, not least many of the 70,000 people affected by muscle diseases.

'Suggesting that these people can travel without this vital equipment would be nonsense.'

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