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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

Honda in the fast lane with 13 percent Q1 increase in sales

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM), the local unit of Japanese automotive giant Honda, sold 12,500 vehicles in Indonesia during the first semester of this year, a 13 percent increase from the same period last year.

Monthly sales in April showed a 21 percent increase to 3,754 vehicles from 3,084 in March, Jonfis Fandy, Honda director of marketing and after-sales service, said Thursday in Jakarta.

The All New CRV and Honda Jazz are the two mainstays of the automotive company. The All New CRV, since it was first launched in January this year and the end of the first quarter, has sold 5,608 units, and controls 49 percent of the SUV market.

The Jazz, which was launched in early 2004 and is aimed at the youth market, sold 4,821 units during the same period, giving it an 11 percent share of the small MPV class.

Besides these two mainstays, the Honda City and Honda Civic also put in good performances during the first quarter, holding 61 percent and 71 percent market shares in their respective classes.

As for the rest of 2007, Jonfis said that Honda would continue to focus on the Jazz and CRV.

"We will also concentrate on increasing customer satisfaction this year. We believe that this is the key to increasing sales," he told The Jakarta Post during a ceremony to mark the handover to Honda's new president director in Indonesia, Yukihiro Aoshima.

Yukihiro, who previously served as president and CEO of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, replaces Kenji Otaka, who is taking up the post of president director of Honda Automobile Thailand after heading up HPM in Indonesia for five years.

With the current low lending rates, Honda is predicting that national automotive sales will increase to between 380,000 and 400,000 this year from 330,000 last year

Separately, Mitsubishi launched its Strada Triton, a 4x4 pickup, here on Thursday, to join the three existing Mitsubishi Strada versions.

Designed for off-road use, the 4-wheel-drive Strada Triton, which is capable of a maximum speed of 167 kmh, has a 2,477 cc engine and a 75 liter gas tank.

Rizwan Alamsjah, marketing director of PT Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors, the sole distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Indonesia, said that although the Strada Triton was built for off-road driving, it was also suitable for city conditions, with stylish exteriors and interior designs.

The Strada Triton is the first Mitsubishi pickup to be fitted with the "low-pressure common rail" system, which produces more power and less pollution.

"This car is environmentally friendly and energy saving, and gives between 13 and 17 km per liter," said Rizwan.

PT Krama is hoping to sell between 50 and 100 Strada Tritons per month at an off-road price of Rp 236 million (US$27,110) each.

"The Mitsubishi Strada line had a market share of 56.5 percent in 2006 for 4x4 pickups. We expect that its share will increase this year with the addition of the Strada Triton," Rizwan said.

Mitsubishi, which has been the market leader for 4x4 pickups in Indonesia since 2004, sold 4,000 Mitsubishi Stradas last year and expects to sell 6,000 this year.

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