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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 5, 2007

Central govt threatens car quota to boost mass transit

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

If a sustainable transportation system is not developed to reduce air pollution in Jakarta, the government will start limiting car sales in the capital, the State Ministry for the Environment warned.

The state ministry's deputy assistant for emissions control, Ridwan Tamin, said Friday the existing transportation system in Jakarta has not encouraged private car owners to switch to public transportation.

"Completion of the busway and monorail systems are half-hearted efforts. The government needs to get moving and finish what it has started," Ridwan told The Jakarta Post.

"If air pollution remains at high levels, it is feasible to ban private car sales."

He said it was time the automotive industry assisted the city administration in developing the public transportation system.

"The government needs to enforce the law on emissions tests, as stipulated in air pollution control bylaws."

He said sustainable transportation must be eco-friendly and accessible to all levels of society.

"The government must improve the busway by setting up more stops and providing feeder buses to ease congestion. Sustainable transportation is urgently needed," Ridwan said.

Some busway buses operate on eco-friendly compressed natural gas (CNG) and are part of the city's mass rapid transit (MRT) system, which is aimed at resolving long-standing transportation problems. Plans to improve the MRT system include the addition of subway, monorail and waterway transportation options.

Seven busway corridors, out of a planned 15, are currently in operation. The waterway project is expected to begin in June.

There are now more than 2.5 million private cars and 3.8 million motorcycles in the city -- and only 255,000 public transportation vehicles.

The government says private car ownership rises by at least 11 percent each year, far higher than the 1 percent increase in newly constructed roads annually.

At this rate the city will be gridlocked by 2014.

The government recorded only 48 days of clean air in Jakarta last year, up from 28 recorded in 2005.

Transportation expert from the University of Indonesia, Susanto Soehodho, said the automotive industry has a responsibility to help the government set up a sustainable transportation system.

He said the automotive industry should set aside a percentage of income from car sales to improve the public transportation system.

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