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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. …

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Administration to conduct tunnel feasibility study

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The Jakarta administration will conduct a feasibility study on a plan to build a 22-kilometer tunnel aimed at resolving chronic water and transportation problems in the capital.

"If everything runs smoothly, the administration can complete the technical design by 2009 and start construction by 2010," Firdaus Ali, a member of the Jakarta Water Supply Regulatory Body told reporters after meeting with Governor Sutiyoso on Tuesday.

According to the project design, the administration will construct two levels of roadway in the tunnel as well as waste water reservoirs.

Waste water will then be processed to become clean water in North Jakarta's Pluit drain, the product of which will meet the water requirements of up to 1.5 million residents.

Above the roadways, the tunnel will be used as a utility duct.

The project was first proposed by the body in February after severe flooding which inundated much of the capital.

In its initial proposal, the Rp 4.37 trillion project was designed to handle repetitive floods in the city with the capacity to entrap 30 million cubic meters of water.

Sutiyoso briefed members of the House of Representatives and the City Council on the project at the time and due to negative responses from legislators the body redesigned the project.

It has been proposed that the 22-kilometer tunnel with a diameter of 12 meters will be constructed 15 meters below the West Flood Canal from Jalan MT Haryono in East Jakarta to Muara Angke in West Jakarta.

"At first we proposed the construction of a deep tunnel intended to cope with annual flood problems. But we have now integrated turnpikes, wastewater management and a water recycling system like those in Singapore and Malaysia into the design," Firdaus said.

The body's head, Achmad Lanti, sought support from members of the Regional Representative Council at a seminar on flood problems.

"The project is a good alternative for Jakarta because there will be no need for land acquisition. We hope councilors can support our idea," he said.

The body said that underground drilling works would be conducted using a global positioning system to avoid disturbances or activity on the surface.

Similar underground reservoirs have already been constructed in big cities such as Chicago, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

To materialize this plan, the administration will organize an international seminar on deep tunnels to attract investors to fund the project.

Firdaus said that representatives from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and investors from Malaysia would attend the seminar.

"We hope 70 percent of funding for the project will come from private companies," he said.

Jakarta has long experienced floods in the rainy season and droughts in the dry season due to uncontrolled land use which has caused land permeability to be low.

Of the city's average rainfall of two billion cubic meters per year, only 170 million cubic meters of rain becomes groundwater, with a water deficit of 36 million cubic meters per year.

The administration is also under pressure to improve the city's poor transportation system which causes heavy traffic congestion daily.

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