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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 19, 2007

Traffic cameras too soon for RI roads: Expert

Alvin Darlanika Soedarjo, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The idea of the Directorate General for Land Transportation to install electronic monitoring equipment to improve traffic obedience will receive cool response from the public unless the government can match-up vehicle owner identification, observers said.

Indonesian Transport Society (MTI) chairman Bambang Susantono said Friday the suggested electronic enforcement (e-enforcement) is expected to improve driver obedience and decrease accidents -- but it would not be effective by itself.

"The electronic enforcement equipment will capture the registration numbers of vehicles," Bambang said.

"But the vehicle registration (system) in Indonesia is in a mess -- so this must be first improved."

The Directorate General for Land Transportation wants to adopt e-enforcement into the new traffic bill.

But the Directorate aims to book the owner of the vehicle caught violating a traffic rule, regardless of who was driving at the time.

Bambang said using e-enforcement to catch traffic offenders before sending a ticket to the vehicle owner's home has only worked well in other countries because the vehicle administration systems in those countries is effective.

"But it's hard for local officials to trace the real owner of vehicles here," he said.

"Many people trade-in their cars or motorcycles and neglect to update the status of ownership."

"Enforcing an immediate update on a vehicle's ownership status should come before the imposition of the electronic monitoring.

"However, this project is expected to decrease accidents on the road because people feel that they are being monitored," he said.

Bambang also said the cost for electronic enforcement should be embedded in vehicle administration costs, so owners did not have to pay more.

MTI said traffic obedience in Indonesia has been better in the past.

"Vehicle drivers should be more ethical.

"People become less ethical because the roads become more congested and there is a pressurized environment for traffic violation."

Bambang said the term "pressurized environment" is used by sociologists to describe road conditions that encourage drivers to "follow a sinner" -- especially if that driver is successfully breaking traffic laws and getting away.

"The follow-the-sinner condition means someone feels they will suffer a loss if they don't follow a violator," Bambang said.

Transportation observer and former member of the Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) Agus Pambagyo said sophisticated tools used for e-enforcement would be useless without immediate follow-up and a well organized booking system.

Many people get their driver's license illegally and this can create even more accidents on the road, Agus said.

"The issuer of the license, in this case the police, should also be examined to help create better traffic order," he said.

YLKI senior member Sudaryatmo said electronic enforcement would help reduce road accidents -- but basic administration issues needed to be tackled first.

"Indonesia still has a problem with compulsory vehicle safety inspection," Sudaryatmo said.

"The government must look also at the safety of public transportation in Indonesia," he said.

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