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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 21, 2007

Mandatory biofuel use necessary, says association

Ika Krismantari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Biofuel producers are urging the government to make the use of biofuel compulsory in order for the eco-friendly fuel business to become more economically viable.

A member of the Indonesian Biofuel Producers Association Paulus Tjakrawan told The Jakarta Post over the weekend that such a regulation, in which industry players and vehicle owners were required to use a certain amount of biofuel, was needed for the development of the biofuel industry.

Paulus said the Philippines government had been courageous last year when they decided to adopt a similar policy.

"In the first year the biofuel legislation was introduced, every factory and vehicle in the Philippines was required to use at least one percent of biofuel in its fuel usage, and in the second year, that percentage when up to two percent.

"The country has already established a very clear road map, even though they only started the program last year," Paulus said.

Such a move in Indonesia would not harm businesses across the board, Paulus said, as fuel costs would still be quite acceptable.

"In fact, it would bring benefits to companies in that they could create an image of being an environmentally friendly business, which has become quite a selling point these days amid the increasing awareness of environmental and climate issues," he said.

The association also hopes the government will offer incentives in the form of tax relief to biofuel producers.

The president director of biofuel producer PT Eterindo, Immanuel Sutarto, has questioned the feasibility of the biofuel business in the long run, as producers will have to cope with the increasing prices of crude palm oil (CPO) and ethanol, which are two major raw materials used to produce biofuel.

State-owned oil and gas company Pertamina declared last week that the company planned to scrap its biofuel business by the end of this year as its biofuel products -- BioSolar and BioPremium -- caused the company to lose Rp 16.9 billion (approximately US$1.8 million) last year due to increasing ethanol and CPO prices.

Pertamina marketing and trading director Achmad Faisal urged the government to provide financial incentives for producers of ethanol and CPO.

Evita H. Legowo, the first secretary of the National Biofuel Development Committee, said the government was considering halving the tax rate on biofuel used in cars, trucks and motorbikes to 2.5 percent from the current five percent.

Evita also said the government would consider adopting the methods employed by developed countries to promote biofuel usage, such as imposing additional taxes on conventional fuels.

Indonesia is expected to produce 600,000 tons of biofuel this year. Among the major producers are PT Wilmar with a production rate of 350,000 tons per year, Eterindo with 120,000 tons per year and PT Sugar Group with 70,000 tons per year.

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