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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, June 16, 2007

Govt to tighten freight capacity rule

Alvin Darlanika Soedarjo, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The government plans to tighten the weight limit for trucks in an effort to increase highway safety and reduce road damage.

A spokesman for the Directorate General of Land Transportation at the Transportation Ministry, Djoko Sulaksono, said that while trucks were currently allowed to go over their carrying capacity by 90 percent -- so a truck with a capacity of 1 ton can carry up to 1.9 tons -- this would be reduced to 60 percent.

"In the past we tolerated overweight freighters because of the economy of scale. However, many overweight trucks have damaged roads and bridges across the country," he said Thursday.

He told The Jakarta Post that overweight freighters would now have to go back to their departure point or leave some of their load at warehouses at checking stations equipped with scale floors.

Scale floors, used to weigh vehicles and their cargoes, are installed at 130 checking stations across Indonesia. However, not all stations have warehouses to store excess cargo.

Several scale floors are managed by private companies, which the ministry believes are better at monitoring excess cargo.

"On Saturday, all heads of the provincial transportation agencies will meet in Merak, Banten, to assess progress on the monitoring measure. Of course we'd like to reach 0 percent excess but we have to do it gradually to be effective," Djoko said.

"The transportation chiefs would like to reach 30 percent of tolerance for the next phase if possible."

In 2005, transportation officials met in Bandung to discuss the issue. They all agreed that simultaneous action needed to be taken on overweight inter-province trucks to increase safety and reduce road damage.

"Since the Bandung meeting and greater monitoring efforts, the roads were less damaged this year compared to the years before," Djoko said.

"The Highway Directorate General at the Public Works Ministry has measured that the maximum tolerance our road infrastructure can take is 25 percent."

Djoko added that his office had encouraged companies to use other transportation means, such as rail or sea, although trucks have maintained their popularity because they are able to reach remote areas.

Traffic division head at the Directorate General of Land Transportation Hotma Simanjuntak told the Post that the monitoring was at its busiest in Java and Sumatra. "Trucks planning to drop their loads could call another truck to pick up the cargo at the station," he said.

Previously, Director General of Land Transportation Iskandar Abubakar said that the amendment of the land transportation law should include punishments for truck owners. Currently only truck drivers are fined for overweight trucks.

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