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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, April 5, 2007

Radar an issue at Medan airport

Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Medan

A government transportation safety team announced Wednesday that it had found a large number of flaws in the management of flight safety at Polonia International Airport in Medan, North Sumatra.

The National Team for the Evaluation of Transportation Safety and Security said it had discovered that the radar at the airport were old and that the person who operated them did not speak English, a key requirement.

Team member Tengku Burhanuddin said the airport's management had been told to immediately upgrade the radar.

"Out technology has advanced and we've asked that the radar be modernized. The request should immediately be followed up by the airport management in order to ensure flight safety," he told journalists.

The team, led by former Air Force chief of staff Chappy Hakim, last month urged the government to revamp the aviation industry and shut down airlines that ignored safety regulations following a series of deadly accidents.

The team also recommended the consolidation of air traffic control at the country's airports, which is currently under the shared management of state-owned airport operators PT Angkasa Pura I and II and the Transportation Ministry.

Tengku, who was accompanied by another team member, Jusman, said they were conducting inspections at Polonia to ensure transportation safety. The inspection covered the airport's radar, security and air traffic control services.

When asked whether Polonia airport met safety requirements, he said that the airport was in a difficult position.

It would cost a large amount of money to fix the safety flaws but the airport would close when the new airport at Kuala Namu in Deli Serdang regency, which is currently under construction, opens in 2009.

All the team's findings, he said, would be reported to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono within two weeks.

"But we're no longer issuing recommendations since the intention of our field trip (to Polonia) was actually to check whether (airport managements) have followed our previous recommendations to the President or not," said Tengku, who is the brother of the late North Sumatra governor T. Rizal Nurdin, who died in the Mandala plane crash near Polonia airport in September 2005.

Polonia International Airport head Frido Frinaldo said the airport's two radars were made in 1979 and 2002.

He said the management would pay attention to all suggestions made by the team.

But air traffic control staff at Polonia said only the 1979 radar was operational. The 2002 radar is not in use because it has not been tested.

"The system of the 1979 radar was made in France while the system for the 2002 radar was locally made by the Bandung Technology Institute. The French radar is practical but its condition is critical," a member of the air traffic control staff told The Jakarta Post.

The staff, who declined to be named, said the old radar had recently broken down for three days.

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