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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, February 9, 2014

Maruti halts Indian car that led to road revolution

Google – AFP, 8 February 2014

A compressed natural gas (CNG) Maruti 800 taxi in Mumbai on March 28,
2010 (AFP/File, Sajjad Hussain)

New Delhi — India's Maruti Suzuki said Saturday it had halted production of its iconic first small car, the Maruti 800, which revolutionised road transport for millions of Indians.

The boxy, four-seater hatchback -- the first car ever owned by many Indian middle class families -- was first manufactured in 1983 and more than 2.4 million have been sold since.

"We have stopped the M-800 (Maruti 800) production completely," C.V. Raman, executive director Maruti Suzuki told reporters at India's premier auto fair in the New Delhi suburb of Greater Noida that winds up Sunday.

Maruti 800 cars are parked outside the
 factory in Gurgaon, Haryana on
December 12, 2008 (AFP/File, Prakash
The decision to phase out the Maruti 800, hailed as a triumph of small-car engineering at the time, was taken in 2010 to meet new auto emission standards aimed at cutting pollution on India's increasingly congested roads.

The no-frills car has been eclipsed by newer, fancier models.

But even as the car drives into history, spare parts will be available for customers for eight to 10 years, a company spokesman said.

The car, costing 50,000 rupees ($803) when launched, is now priced at 235,000 rupees, according to a company website.

In 1981, when Maruti Udyog was formed as a state-run company, Indian drivers had just two options if they wanted to buy locally made cars -- and often a five-year wait to get the keys.

Premier Automobiles produced cars with help from Italy's Fiat, while Hindustan Motors made the bulky Ambassador. Both were private companies.

Prime minister Indira Gandhi gave Japan's Suzuki the green light to pick up a stake in Maruti Udyog -- an unprecedented move at a time when India's economy was largely closed.

Suzuki's stake has since grown from 26 percent to over 50 percent.

Since the Maruti 800, India's car revolution has gathered pace, with total car sales running at close to two million units a year.

India is expected to become the world's third-largest car market by 2020, according to industry estimates.

Maruti now produces a range of cars from hatchbacks to sedans.

Liberalisation policies since the early 1990s spawned a rising middle class with higher incomes who also have become targets of foreign car companies which have driven into the country to propel global sales.

But Maruti still maintains its dominance of the Indian market, accounting for nearly one out of two new cars sold in India.

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