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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, September 2, 2010

Seven airports offered up for private investment

Nani Afrida, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 09/02/2010 9:16 AM

The director general of air transportation at the Transportation Ministry, Herry Bakti S Gumay, said Wednesday the government had offered up seven airports across Indonesia to be managed by foreign investors.

“The airports are in South Banten, Bali, East Kalimantan, West Kalimantan and West Java. All require the construction of new terminals,” Herry told reporters.

He said it was also possible that Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali would be offered up as both were in need of massive improvement.

According to Herry, an Indian investor had shown interest in investing in Indonesian airports and had met with the government to submit proposals.

It is believed the involvement of foreign investors is due to a limited state budget and provisions outlined in the aviation law.

“There is no regulation barring foreign investors from majority holdings in airports,” Herry said.

“The airports will stay in Indonesia and bring many benefits to Indonesians. We’ll just share the revenue with foreign investors.”

Previously, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Mustafa Abubakar said the government was looking for local and foreign investors to develop the airports, which have been operating for 25 years.

Herry said the public private partnership (PPP) mechanism would be used to partner state airport operators with foreign investors. “Foreign investors will invest their money in the airports, not invest their money through airport operators.”

Based on Indonesia National Carrier Association (INACA) data, currently Indonesia has 210 airports.

State airport operators PT Angkasa Pura I and PT Angkasa Pura II oversee 13 and 12 airports respectively.

The Transportation Ministry has eight airport projects under the PPP mechanism this year, all of which are expected to be done by 2014.

The projects include New Samarinda in East Kalimantan, South Banten, Kertajati in Cirebon, West Java and two cargo terminals at Sentani and Tarakan airports.

Ignatius Bambang Tjahjono, the airport director at the Transportation Ministry, said PPP mechanisms were being used because building airports required huge investments.

“Kertajati requires Rp 5 trillion and South Banten needs Rp 1 trillion. That’s why we need to encourage investment,” he said.

The Transportation Ministry aims to operate all those airports not only in the wake of the growth of the national airline industry, but also to accommodate ASEAN’s Open Sky policy in 2014.

The government is also increasing the capacities of major airports such as Juanda in Surabaya, Ngurah Rai in Denpasar, Polonia in Medan and Sultan Hasanuddin in Makassar.

The Indonesian airline industry has seen significant growth in the past five years.

INACA records show that national airlines carried 43.8 million passengers in 2009, an increase of 17 percent compared to 2008 figures of 37.4 million passengers.

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