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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. …

Monday, April 9, 2007

Yamaha eyes sporty motorcyle market

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Japan-based motorcycle producer PT Yamaha Motor Kencana Indonesia (YMKI) expects to capture at least 20 percent of the country's growing sporty motorcycle market, the company's senior executive says.

"The sporty motorcycle market is growing but competition is also quite fierce," the company's president director Yoshiteru Takahashi said Saturday during a test drive of the company's new sport motorcycle the Yamaha V-Ixion.

He said sporty motorcycles accounted for between 8 and 9 percent of the country's total motorcycle sales, which was projected to reach 5.2 million units this year.

He acknowledged that sporty motorcycles were less popular here than the more dominant bebek motorbike, as users were mostly commuters who ride their motorbikes to work.

However, he added, there is a portion of consumers who like sporty motorcycles, which are equipped with a larger engine and more sophisticated technology.

Yamaha Indonesia plans to market its 150cc Yamaha V-Ixion, which is equipped with a fuel injection system, in May this year. The new motorcycle will also be exported to Vietnam, India, Malaysia and Thailand.

"We set a target of selling 5,000 units per month in Indonesia," Yoshiteru said, adding that with the new release he was upbeat the company could grab a bigger share of the nation's motorcycle market this year.

V-Ixion, which is produced at YMKI's plant, is the latest in Yamaha's series of sporty motorcycles. Its previous sporty brands include the 135cc RX King and the 225cc Scorpio. Yamaha is competing with Honda's Tiger and MegaPro in this particular market.

Total motorcycle sales in the country reached 5.1 million in 2005, 90 percent of which were bebeks. In 2006, sales plunged to 4.6 million.

In the first three months of this year, national motorcycle sales reached 1.05 million, with Astra Honda Motor controlling 43 percent of the market, Yamaha 41 percent and Suzuki and other producers holding the remaining 16 percent.

However, in March alone, Yamaha sales amounted to 43 percent of the 375,000 motorcycles sold, for the first time ever exceeding sales of Hondas, which amounted to 41 percent.

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