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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, June 18, 2007

Pertamina says it'll brush up to compete on global scale

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

In a bid to improve its service quality, the state oil company has launched a certification program for its gas stations to enable them to compete with gas stations run by foreign operators.

"With the liberalization in the downstream industries, this sector has become more competitive due to the emergence of many new competitors," said Ari Soemarno, the CEO of Pertamina, in his speech at the launch of the Pertamina Pasti Pas certification program Saturday.

"The program aims to create an effective and efficient company so it can become one of the world's best," Ari said.

The Pasti Pas Program focuses on quality and quantity, staff, facilities and equipment, physical performance and public service.

Ari said that out of about 3,500 gas stations throughout the country, 80 had met the standard, 40 of which are in Jakarta.

"We are now focusing on the big cities first," Ari added.

Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro presided over the program at a Gatot Subroto gas station in Central Jakarta.

"We believe that Pertamina will be able to conquer the challenge because we are more experienced in the domestic market," said Purnomo.

However, the program is yet to be successful.

Despite Pertamina' efforts to improve services at their gas stations, many Jakarta vehicle owners prefer foreign gasoline companies because they believe they offer better handling for car engines. engines

Motorcyclist Urip, who had just filled his motorcycle, said that although in general Pertamina's gas stations were not that bad, in some places the operators often didn't return customers' change.

For Runi, a van owner, the arrival of foreign gas stations in Jakarta was good because it provided people with more choices in finding the best for their vehicles.

"I use Shell's gas stations because I think the quality of its gasoline is better," she said.

She added that many Indonesian gas stations sold diluted fuel.

"My car is an old one, so I have to be more careful in its maintenance, although the price of gas is more expensive," said Runi, a resident of Kemanggisan.

With the passing of a law in 2001, Pertamina lost its local monopoly on oil, fuel and gas. The is meant to allow reasonable, safe and transparent foreign businesses to operate in the industry.

The country now has two foreign gas companies, Shell and Petronas, operating several gas stations in the city. Shell became the first company to enter Indonesia's fuel business in 2005. It now has 10 gas stations in Greater Jakarta.

Jakarta has at least 2.5 million private cars, four million motorcycles and 250,000 taxis and buses. The 6,750,000 vehicles consume nearly seven million liters gasoline each day.

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