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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. …

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

House to probe satellite fiasco

Ridwan Max Sijabat, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The House of Representatives has established a working committee to investigate the government's failure to extend the operational license for an Indonesian satellite and examine the unregulated issuance of frequency permits for radio and TV stations.

Both cases, legislators alleged, have caused trillions of rupiah in losses to the state.

Jeffrey Massie, a Prosperous Peace Party legislator, said in a press conference here Monday that the House's Commission I for information, defense and foreign affairs would launch the investigation with a closed-door meeting with Communications and Information Minister M. Nuh and Basuki, director general of post and telecommunications at the communications ministry, on July 2.

"The two government officials must give satisfactory explanations on why the government had forgotten to re-register the slot for Palapa at 150 degrees 30 minutes east longitude, the designated space for the Indonesian satellite, to the International Telecommunications Union," he said.

The inquiry was initiated following Basuki's confession at a hearing with the commission last week that the government had neglected to re-register the slot for Palapa. Basuki admitted that potential state losses from the blunder could come to around US$7 billion.

The Palapa C-4 satellite, which was placed into geostationary orbit some 36,000 kilometers above the equator in 1996, is operated by state-owned firm PT Indosat.

The permit for the orbital slot should have been renewed by the government upon its expiration in May 2006.

Accompanying Jeffrey at the press conference, legislator Effendy Choirie of the National Awakening Party faction said the working committee aimed to discern whether government negligence was to blame for the failure to renew the orbital slot, or a conspiracy "among certain parties" to ensure the integrated defense system satellite was a catastrophe.

"The government should reveal the losses the state is suffering from the (satellite) case and find out whether Singapore's Temasek, which owns the majority of shares in Indosat, was involved in (the conspiracy)," he said.

In a previous hearing, the commission pushed the government to repurchase or nationalize Temasek's shares in Indosat citing national interests, especially those in the defense sector.

Jeffrey said the working committee would also investigate the issuance of frequency permits for radio and television stations, which the commission alleged had returned insufficient revenue to the state.

"According to reliable sources, a private TV station pays only Rp 600 million (US$66,445) for a frequency permit, while the TV station has grabbed more than Rp 2 trillion in annual profit from its advertisements," Jeffrey said, adding that frequency permits required regulation with fixed tariffs that were equally applicable to every station.

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