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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. …

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Uber racks up fines of over NT$23 million in Taiwan

Want China Times, CNA 2015-01-30

An illustration of Uber's trade logo on a smartphone held up to a
taxi lamp. (Illustrationo/CFP)

The ridesharing service company Uber and its participating drivers have been fined a total of NT$23.2 million (US$730,000) so far for violating Taiwan's laws, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said Thursday.

As of Jan. 27, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) had imposed 133 fines on Uber, totaling NT$16.6 million (US$527,000), for violation of the Highways Act, the ministry said.

The DGH has also issued 132 tickets, totaling NT$6.6 million (US$210,000), to drivers transporting passengers with the service, the ministry said.

Uber, however, has paid only NT$500,000 (US$15,900) worth of fines, while its drivers have paid 13 tickets valued at NT$650,000 (US$20,600), the ministry said.

DGH official Lin Fu-shan said the agency will continue to impose fines on the company over the Lunar New Year holiday in an effort to halt the illegal taxi service.

"The priority is to cut its supply chain," Lin said.

He called on local drivers who do not have the required commercial driver's licenses to stop working for the company.

The ministry said it is trying to revoke Uber's company registration because it registered as an information service but is operating a transportation business.

San Francisco-based Uber, which entered the Taiwan market in mid-2013, has been unyielding in the controversy despite the penalties. As in many other countries where it operates, it has faced obstacles in Taiwan due to domestic regulations and concerns about its effects on the livelihood of local taxi drivers.

The transportation ministry said it has asked Uber several times to abide by the law and apply for a transportation business license, but the company has ignored the requests.

Uber is operating illegally and has not made any effort to comply with the law, the ministry said, adding that this not only leaves passengers unprotected but is also unfair to legitimate transportation operators.

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