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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, June 12, 2014

Emirates abandons huge plane order, hitting Airbus shares

Yahoo – AFP, Patrick Rahir, 11 June 2014

An Airbus A350 flies over the ninth green during round two of the Airbus LPGA
 Classic presented by JTBC at the Crossings Course at the Robert Trent Jones
Trail at Magnolia Grove in Mobile, Alabama on May 23, 2014

Toulouse (France) (AFP) - Emirates airline delivered a huge blow to European aerospace group Airbus on Wednesday, cancelling an order for 70 new-generation A350 airliners -- a deal that analysts estimate to be worth about a tenth of the aircraft maker's 2014 orders.

The long-distance aircraft, due to go into service this year, is the Airbus flagship project of the moment to compete with the Boeing 787 which has been flying since 2011.

The size of the cancellation is the biggest-ever by a prestigious customer for a civil airliner.

The interior of the economy class of the
new Airbus A350 XWB is pictured during a 
presentation in Hamburg, northern Germany
 on April 07, 2014 (AFP Photo/Patrick Lux)
Airbus said that the cancellation followed an order placed by Emirates at the Dubai air show in November for an extra 50 A380 superjumbo planes.

The cancellation decision was made following "on-going discussions with the airline in light of their fleet requirement review", Airbus said.

The deal was said to be worth $16.5 billion (12 billion euros) when it was announced in 2007, but Airbus said that customers were already interested in taking up the cancelled aircraft.

The sudden announcement by Emirates, a powerful player in the expanding Gulf airline industry, sent Airbus Group shares down 5.5 percent to 11.22 euros.

And in London, aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce warned that the decision would cut the value of its order book by 2.6 billion pounds (3.2 billion euros, $4.3 billion).

The cancellation "amounts to eleven percent of orders which Airbus expects to take in 2014," said analyst Christophe Menard at brokers KeplerChevreux.

The airliner business accounts for the main part of activities by Airbus Group, formerly EADS, and the head of its sales division John Leahy said: "It's not good news commercially but it has no impact financially."

Opening an innovation show by Airbus at its headquarters in Toulouse, Leahy, who has played a major role in the rise of Airbus over the years, said that he had time to find other customers for the cancelled planes which were due to be delivered from 2019.

Emirates Airlines planes stand 
on the tarmac of Dubai airport
 May 1, 2003 (AFP Photo/Nasser
Younes)
He had only just heard of the cancellation, he said, so the decision was not a direct counter-balance to the order placed in Dubai.

Customers 'queue' up

"I am amazed that we already have enquiries, there is already a queue of people," he said.

In Dubai, Emirates also ordered 150 Boeing very-long-haul 777-8 and 777-9 airliners which are due to enter service from 2020. It also took an option on another 50 of this version.

Emirates was not available for comment on Wednesday.

Airlines had been making massive aircraft orders in anticipation of a pick-up in air traffic as advanced economies recover from a slump and with emerging economies expected to deliver a boost in demand.

The future Boeing 777 series and the Airbus A350 are competitors in what is known as the medium, twin-engined segment, the heart of the market, said analyst Scott Hamilton at Boeing's home base in Seattle in Washington State.

The decision affects nearly 10 percent of the orders for the new Airbus long-haul aircraft which is going through the processes for obtain airworthiness certification.

Airbus added that it was still very confident in the A350 programme and said that it had orders from 28 airlines for 742 aircraft six months ahead of the plane entering service.

A notable feature of the plane is that the fuselage is made mainly of composite materials.

Airbus said that the cancellation
 followed an order placed by Emirates at 
the Dubai air show in November for an
 extra 50 A380 superjumbo planes
"The programme of test flights for the A350 is progressing well and is on schedule for certification (by the Aviation Authorities) in the coming months," said Airbus.

Emirates had ordered 50 A350-900 and 20 stretched A350-1000 aircraft in 2007, marking the second-biggest order by volume for the A350 plane after 80 ordered by Qatar Airways.

Singapore Airlines has also ordered 70 A350 planes.

Scott Hamilton said that the cancellation could leave a gap in the Emirates fleet which would give Boeing an opportunity to sell its 777-300R model which is available for delivery from 2017.

Emirates could decide to increase substantially its fleet of these Boeing planes rather than take up a new model.

Menard said that in all probability, Emirates had decided to streamline its fleet and focus on the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777 series.

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