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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. …

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Missing Turbine Part Key to Qantas A380 Emergency Probe

Jakarta Globe, RohanSullivan | November 07, 2010

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, standing in front of an Airbus A380, comments in Sydney on Saturday on an incident involving a Qantas flight from Singapore. On Thursday, one of a Qantas A380's four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines failed on a Qantas flight from Singapore to Sydney, shedding pieces of metal over Indonesia before it returned to make a safe emergency landing in Singapore. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Investigators of last week's engine explosion on a Qantas superjumbo focused their search on Sunday on a missing piece of turbine from the Rolls-Royce engine, and the airline said it hoped to have its grounded fleet of A380s back in service within days.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which is leading an international investigation into the blowout on the world's newest and largest airliner,appealed for help from residents of Indonesia's Batam island to find the missing chunk of a turbine disc.

The island was scattered with debris last Thursday when one of the A380's four Trent 900 engines failed minutes into a flight to Sydney, with 466 people aboard.

The engine was quickly shut down and the plane returned to Singapore and safely made an emergency landing.

"There covery of that disk could be crucial to a full understanding of the nature ofthe engine failure, and may have implications for the prevention of future similar occurrences," the bureau said in a statement.

It released a photograph to media of a jagged and bent piece of turbine disc from the Trent900 engine and asked that anyone who might have found a similar piece should hand it to police.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has blamed the blowout on a mechanical or design fault in the engine, not maintenance. Experts said the shattered turbine could indicate the failure point.

Qantas, Australia's national carrier, grounded its six double-decker A380s and began rigorous safety checks.

Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines, the other airlines that fly A380s fitted with Trent 900engines, also briefly grounded their planes last week but resumed service safter completing checks.

Joyce told reporters on Saturday that each engine on its A380s would undergo eight hours of tests, and no plane would fly until all checks — being undertaken in Sydney and Los Angeles — were complete.

"We are hopeful that within days the A380 fleet will start flying again," he said.

As the hunt for clues went on, the bureau said that one piece of the shattered engine that had been found on Batam was being sent to Britain for examination byRolls-Royce engineers, under the supervision of bureau investigators.

Extra experts were being sent from Australia to Singapore to examine other debris.

Rolls-Royce Group PLC, a London-based aerospace, power systems and defense company separate from the car manufacturer, has said the investigation is in its early stages and that it is too early to draw any conclusions.

John Goglia, a former National Transportation Safety Board member and an expert on aircraft maintenance, said the photo showing the broken turbine disc indicates it was the disc that may have failed.

The photo didn't show any signs of discoloration on the disc that would indicate overheating.

There are several reasons why a disc might fail, but they usually involve the metal used to make the disc or the manufacturing method, Goglia said.

Hecautioned that he was looking at one photo, which was not enough information tomake a definitive judgment.

Meanwhileon Sunday, passengers on a Qantas Boeing 747-400 that had engine trouble a dayafter the A380 began arriving in Australia on alternative flights.

The747-400's engine overheated six minutes after takeoff from Singapore and had tomake an emergency landing.

"I could see from my seat the fire," said Amon Franz, a tourist from Austriawho was one of several passengers who described seeing one of the plane's engines flame out.

"Most people were crying around me ... and those seconds was a really hard experiencefor me."

Joyce, the Qantas executive, said the 747-400 incident was unrelated to the A380 event and was not as worrying.

The crew and captain of the stricken A380 were among those aboard the 747-400 that had the engine trouble on Friday, the Sun Herald newspaper reported.

Associated Press

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