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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. …

Friday, May 9, 2014

China's railway diplomacy steams ahead in West Africa

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2014-05-09

Chinese premier Li Keqiang, left, meets Nigerian president Goodluck
Jonathan in Abuja, May 7. (Photo/Xinhua)

After visiting Ethiopia, Chinese premier Li Keqiang traveled on to Nigeria for his second stop in Africa to ink a 80.7 billion yuan (US$12.9 billion) project by a Chinese state firm to help development the country's railway network, evidence of China's push for "railway diplomacy" to improve its diplomatic, economic and trade relations with West African countries, the Shanghai-based China Business News reports.

Li is paying official visits to Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya from May 4 to 11. This is the first time Li has visited the African continent since taking office last year.

Jim O'Neill, the retiring chairperson of Goldman Sachs best known for coining the term BRIC, the acronym that stands for Brazil, Russia, India and China–the four rapidly developing countries that have come to symbolize the shift in global economic power away from the developed G7 economies–has recently coined a new term, MINT, referring to Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey, as the next investment hot spots.

Ethiopia and Kenya, which have good relations with China, are the main target for China's aid programs in Africa, while Nigeria, now the biggest economy on the continent, and Angola, which offers abundant oil and mineral resources, are China's main energy partners, experts said.

In April, after revising the calculation method of its GDP, Nigeria exceeded South Africa as the largest economy in Africa. The most populous nation in Africa also has the continent's most complete manufacturing industry chains. Currently, the European Union is negotiating with the Economic Community Of West African States, with Nigeria at the center of negotiations.

Nigeria has not as yet made many demands for assistance from China and it chiefly needs project cooperation and investment in its industries from China, said Wang Luo, director of the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, a research and advisory arm of the Ministry of Commerce. The aim of Li's visit is chiefly to maintain good relations between China and African countries, Wang said.

Nigeria is China's second-biggest export destination, with Angola in sixth place and Kenya in 10th, while Ethiopia did not make the top 10. The top 10 African countries together account for 70.2% of China's exports to the continent.

China aims to help its labor-intensive industries diversify into Africa, expanding the "made-in-Africa" operations amid rising production costs on the Chinese mainland, the report said.

Li arrived at the international airport in the Angolan capital of Luanda to start his official visit to the country, at the invitation of Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos on March 8, according to a report from Hong Kong-based Wen Wei Po.

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