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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, January 8, 2012

Ford Bullish on Indonesia’s Car Market

Jakarta Globe, Muhamad Al Azhari,  January 06, 2012

Senior executives at Ford Motor Company have said
 Indonesia could host a production facility for the US
automaker in the near future as the country shows
potential  to overtake Thailand as the biggest car market
in Southeast Asia. (AFP Photo/File)
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New Delhi. Senior executives at Ford Motor Company have said Indonesia could host a production facility for the US automaker in the near future as the country shows potential to overtake Thailand as the biggest car market in Southeast Asia.

Thailand is currently Ford’s primary production hub in Southeast Asia, producing 425,000 units annually that serve demand in the region.

“We think Indonesia will be the largest market in Asean. I cannot say exactly when. Thailand is a larger market today, but we believe Indonesia will pass Thailand eventually,” Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Asia Pacific and Africa, said at a dinner with journalists in New Delhi on Wednesday.

“We believed Indonesia’s growth potential is significant, and I am so excited about Ford’s presence there.”

The reporter was in New Delhi at the invitation of Ford, which paid for the trip.

Thailand was the largest car market in Southeast Asia in 2010, with 857,00 units sold, while Indonesia came second with 764,000 units sold.

Bullish Indonesian automotive executives in December estimated that the nation was on track to sell about 870,000 units in 2011.

Sudirman Maman Rusdi, the chairman of Association of Indonesian Automotive Industries (Gaikindo), has projected that Indonesia could sell 1 million units by 2013.

Analysts say consumer-related sectors, including automotive, will see stronger demand as rising per capita incomes and a low-interest environment spur consumption.

Alan Mulally, president and chief executive of Ford, echoed Hinrichs. “Over time, we’ll have our operation there, too, because the market is great,” he said.

He also did not mention a specific timeframe for the siting of an Indonesian production facility.

Ford introduced a new compact sport utility vehicle, called the Ford EcoSport, at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi. The company did not indicate when the product would enter the Southeast Asian market, but it said it would be the third out of eight products the company aims to introduce by mid-decade.

Ford does not manufacture in Indonesia. Rival carmaker General Motors announced last year that it would invest $150 million to reactivate its assembly plant in Bekasi.

Although a small player in the Indonesian car market compared with Japanese giants such as Toyota and Mitsubishi, Ford has seen strong growth in its car sales. In the first 10 months of 2011, it sold 13,819 units, a 152 percent rise from the same period in the previous year.

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