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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, February 5, 2015

At least 25 dead as Taiwan plane plunges into river

Yahoo – AFP, Benjamin Yeh, 4 Feb 2015

A screen grab taken from video provided by TVBS Taiwan, February 4, 2015
 shows a TransAsia ATR 72-600 turboprop plane clipping an elevated motorway
and hitting a taxi (AFP Photo/Tvbs Taiwan)

At least 25 people were killed Wednesday when a passenger plane operated TransAsia Airways clipped an overpass soon after take-off and plunged into a river in Taiwan, the airline's second crash in seven months.

As the rescue operation continued into the night, a crane lifted the rear and central sections of the plane from the water, with one body retrieved from inside.

Rescue personnel work to free
passengers from a TransAsia
ATR 72-600  turboprop plane
that crash-landed into a river
outside Taiwan's capital Taipei
on February 4, 2015 (AFP
Photo/Sam Yeh)
The front part, where 17 people are believed to be trapped, was still in the water.

TransAsia said 16 survivors had been pulled out of the wreckage after the turboprop plane crashed with 58 people onboard. Many of the passengers were mainland Chinese tourists.

Cold weather, poor visibility and rising water levels were hampering the rescue, officials said, admitting they were now "not optimistic" about finding survivors.

Dramatic amateur video footage showed the TransAsia ATR 72-600 hit an elevated road as it banked sidelong towards the Keelung River, leaving a trail of debris including a smashed taxi.

"I saw a taxi, probably just metres ahead of me, being hit by one wing of the plane. The plane was huge and really close to me. I'm still trembling," one witness told TVBS news channel.

An AFP reporter at the scene saw bodies being pulled from the wreckage into the early evening.

Desperate crew members shouted "Mayday! Mayday! Engine flameout!" as the plane plunged out of the sky, according to a recording thought to be the final message from the cockpit to the control tower, played on local television.

Rescue personnel put an injured passenger
 from a TransAsia turboprop plane that
crashed into a river outside Taiwan's capital
 Taipei into an ambulance on February 4, 
2015 (AFP Photo/Sam Yeh)
Aviation officials said they had not released the cockpit recording, suggesting it may have come from amateurs monitoring the radio.

"An engine flameout refers to the engine shutting down in flight," said Daniel Tsang, founder of Hong Kong-based aviation consultancy Aspire Aviation.

"The engine stops producing thrust and the combustion process fails and no longer generates any forward propulsion to the aeroplane."

But Tsang told AFP that pilots were "very well trained" to deal with the failure of one engine and the causes of the accident were likely to be more complex.

It was the second fatal crash involving a TransAsia Airways plane within a few months. A flight operated by the domestic airline crashed in July during a storm, killing 48 people.

Hope fades

Wednesday's accident happened just before 11:00 am (0300 GMT), shortly after Flight GE235 left Songshan airport in northern Taipei en route to the island of Kinmen with 53 passengers and five crew on board.

Six airline officials, including chief executive Peter Chen, bowed in apology at a televised press conference.

Rescue personnel work to free passengers
from a TransAsia ATR 72-600 turboprop
plane that crash-landed into a river outside
Taiwan's capital Taipei, on February 4, 
2015 (AFP Photo/Sam Yeh)
"We would like to convey our apologies to the families (of the victims) and we'd also like to voice huge thanks to rescuers who have been racing against time," said Chen.

In a statement later Wednesday, the airline said that 25 were confirmed dead, with 16 survivors.

Those missing are thought to be trapped inside the submerged front section of the plane.

"As it has been a while and the weather is cold, things are not optimistic, but rescuers will do everything to find and rescue the remaining missing people," said Lin Kuan-cheng from the National Fire Agency.

"Rising water levels and poor visibility underwater has made the work very difficult," added senior rescue official Wu Chun-hung.

There has been no official comment on the cause of the crash, but the black boxes have been retrieved from the French-made aircraft.

France's civil aviation body said Wednesday two of its investigators and four from plane manufacturer ATR were being dispatched to assist Taiwanese authorities with their enquiries.

Desperate rescue

An injured passenger (C) is helped onto
 land by emergency personnel along the
 river bank after a TransAsia ATR 72-600
turboprop plane crash-landed into the
Keelung river outside Taiwan's capital 
Taipei, on February 4, 2015 (AFP Photo/
Sam Yeh)
Rescue boats remained in the water late Wednesday, where the remaining front section of the plane is completely submerged.

Rescuers with flashlights scoured through the rear and central parts of the plane after they were brought to shore by crane.

Earlier in the day survivors had been ferried to safety in dinghies as rescuers tried to pull people out with ropes.

China's Xiamen Daily said on its social media account that the 31 mainlanders on board were part of two tour groups from the eastern Chinese city.

One tour guide now confirmed dead, named as Wang Qinghuo, had been due to marry on Sunday, it added.

Xiamen is in Fujian province, across the Taiwan Strait from the island.

An employee of one of the tour agencies, surnamed Wen, told AFP that it had 15 clients onboard, including three children under 10.

The rest of the passengers and crew were Taiwanese, according to the airline.

Aviation officials said the plane crashed minutes after taking off from Songshan airport, after losing contact with the control tower.

Rescuers lift the wreckage of the TransAsia ATR 72-600 oot of the 
Keelung river at New Taipei City on February 4, 2015 (AFP Photo/Sam Yeh)

Lin Chih-ming, head of Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration, said the ATR 72-600 was less than a year old and was last serviced just over a week ago. The pilot had 14,000 flying hours and the co-pilot 4,000 hours, he added.

The airline said it had received the plane in April last year and it was the newest model of the ATR.

In last July's crash, the 48 people were killed when another domestic TransAsia flight crashed onto houses during a storm on the Taiwanese island of Penghu.



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