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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, May 7, 2007

Busway fire threatening eco-friendly gas campaign

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The busway authority's reluctance to disclose the cause of the recent explosion and fire on a TransJakarta bus is throwing into doubt the introduction of eco-friendly compressed natural gas (CNG) for city public transport, environmentalists say.

The Partnership for Clean Emissions (MEB) said Saturday the failure of the busway operator to explain the incident could raise fears about the safety of CNG, jeopardizing the city's blue sky campaign.

"The issue of CNG is no longer economic. After (the busway fire) it's mostly about safety. The Jakarta administration, as the owner of the TransJakarta busway system, must explain to the public and convince them of the safety of using gas fuel," MEB secretary general John Livingstone Wuisan told The Jakarta Post.

The bus burst into flames during maintenance at the busway pool last week, injuring four mechanics.

Governor Sutiyoso said the explosion and fire was caused by human error.

The busway is the city's first project to use eco-friendly CNG fuel as part of efforts to clean up the city's severe air pollution.

The project is in line with the 2005 bylaw on air pollution control, which requires all public transport as well as the city administration's operational vehicles to switch to CNG.

A source at the administration said many of the city's vehicles have yet to switch to CNG.

The CNG project was first introduced in 1997 but public interest has remained low, partly due to the small number of service stations in the city selling CNG.

Some taxis which had previously switched to CNG have since returned to using diesel.

Jakarta is the site of the pilot project for the central government's blue sky program, which is aimed at reducing air pollution in urban areas through the use of CNG.

A source involved in city discussions over CNG, who wished to remain anonymous, said Sutiyoso has again delayed issuing an ordinance in support of the CNG project out of uncertainty over the supply of the gas.

"The draft (ordinance) has been completed. It's the second revision after Sutiyoso declined to sign it last year," the source told the Post.

The first draft of the ordinance was created by the City Mineral and Mining Agency while the second was formulated by the Environment Management Board (BPLHD), he said.

According to the BPLHD draft, public transport could use CNG, liquefied gas for vehicles (LGV) or liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Currently, only one station, in Kebayoran, South Jakarta, sells LGV. Of the 264 gas stations in Jakarta, only seven currently sell CNG.

The city has set up two stations for buses operating on the seven busway corridors.

The administration also plans to revitalize seven CNG stations to meet the demands of public transport operators.

According to the draft ordinance, the administration will award bonuses to the owners of public transport vehicles who want to switch to eco-friendly fuels.

Incentives will also be provided to businesses selling the gas and related products and to auto workshops that provide services for vehicles using gas fuels.

The draft states that sanctions would be handed out to public transportation owners who failed to switch to eco-friendly fuels.

The administration signed a contract with state gas company PGN and state oil company Pertamina to ensure the supply of CNG to Jakarta. PGN has promised to supply 600 million cubic feet of CNG per day to Jakarta.

PGN currently supplies around 87 cubic feet of CNG per day.

State Minister for the Environment Rachmat Witoelar has also pledged to help the administration resolve supply problems with CNG.

"I understand Governor Sutiyoso's decision to not issue a decree implementing the CNG program," Rachmat told reporters at a recent press conference in the Grand Kemang Hotel in South Jakarta.

The minister said he would bring the issue for discussion in Cabinet and consult with Pertamina.

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