More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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Volkswagen emissions scandal

Iran's 'catastrophic mistake': Speculation, pressure, then admission

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Analsyts say it is irresponsible to link the crash of a Ukraine International Airline Boeing 737-800 to the 737 MAX accidents (AFP Photo/INA FASSBENDER)

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

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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. …

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Blue Bird to purchase 740 Mercedes Benz cars

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Taxi firm Blue Bird Group will invest Rp 320 billion (US$36.7 million) over the coming five years to procure 740 Mercedes Benz C-Class cars to replace its existing Silver Bird luxury taxis.

The replacement program will be carried out in stages, starting with the initial purchase of 300 taxis worth Rp 130 billion, chief commissioner Chandra Suharto said Friday during a ceremony marking the handover of the first Mercedes cars from PT Daimler Chrysler Indonesia, the local unit of Germany automaker Daimler Chrysler.

"As we prioritize the safety and comfort of our customers, we have selected Mercedes C Class cars to replace all of our existing Silver Bird taxis as we know that Mercedes vehicles are durable and reliable. In addition, Mercedes has a well-established brand image," he said, adding that Blue Bird currently operated a 740-vehicle Silver Bird fleet in Jakarta.

The company, the only taxi operator providing a luxury service, currently uses Nissan Cedrics and primarily serves serve star-rated hotels around the city.

Blue Bird president director Purnomo Prawiro said that the new Mercedes taxis were expected to hit the road by the end of next month after being equipped with taximeters.

He said that although the new cabs would use more gasoline than the existing ones, the company did not intend to increase fares.

"We are not going to increase fares at the moment, but we might do so in the future," he said.

Silver Bird taxis currently have a flag-fall of Rp 6,000 for the first kilometer, and Rp 3,200 for each subsequent kilometer.

Besides Silver Bird taxis, the company also operates about 10,000 Blue Bird taxis with a flag-fall of Rp 5,000 and a per-kilometer charge of Rp 2,500.

For Daimler Chrysler, this marks its first foray into the Indonesian taxi market.

President director Rudi Borgenheimer said that his firm was proud to supply its Mercedes C Class taxis to serve discerning taxi customers in Indonesia.

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