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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, April 13, 2007

Emissions testing put on hold, again

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The Jakarta administration's plan to punish motorists who failed emissions tests was delayed again Thursday, pending the completion of an ordinance that would be used as guidelines for the plan.

The Partnership for Clean Emissions (MEB), which was tasked by the administration to draft and oversee the implementation of mandatory emissions tests, said the enforcement of the plan had to be delayed until September.

The partnership had previously planned to complete the draft of the gubernatorial decree for the plan by March, giving time for public campaigns before enforcing it in July.

The drafting of the decree began in February, one year after the administration passed an ordinance on air pollution control.

"Drafting the gubernatorial decree has not been as smooth as we expected. We missed all our previous targets. So the enforcement of the law (now) can be carried out in September," John Livingstone Wuisan, the MEB's secretary-general, said.

He said the Jakarta Environmental Management Agency (BPLHD) aimed to put the law into force on Sept. 6, World Ozone Day.

The administration had earlier said it would fully enforce emissions testing in July, when the term of Governor Sutiyoso expires.

Jakarta is scheduled to hold its gubernatorial election in August.

John said the decree delay had also effected the process of certifying the auto garages that would perform the emissions testing.

"The administration is still assessing 55 auto garages. Another 80 garages interested in hosting emissions tests have been registered with the city," he said.

In addition, John said, the Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo) had offered the use of 297 of its auto garages for the program.

The city currently has 115 certified auto garages with 239 technicians authorized to perform emissions tests.

In order to expedite the program, small enterprises may also be allowed to open shops to conduct emissions tests.

The draft plan would see all cars traveling in the capital, including Bekasi, Depok, Tangerang and Bogor, forced to comply with the emissions standard.

The administration first announced vehicles were required to have emissions tests in February.

However, private vehicle owners have so far not been sanctioned for failing to obtain an inspection certificate.

The emissions test program follows from a 2005 bylaw on air pollution control, aimed at cleaning the air in the capital.

Under the bylaw, which also requires public transport vehicles to run on compressed natural gas, the maximum punishment allowable is six months' jail or a Rp 50 million fine.

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