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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 2, 2007

Progressive tax on old cars should be deferred, a NGO

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Transportation Ministry should defer the implementation of progressive tax on old and big-capacity cars as the public can still not rely on the existing public transportation system, Walhi, an environmentalist organization, said.

"The government should not impose progressive tax on old and big-capacity cars yet because it should restructure public transportation first," Slamet Daroyni, executive director of the Jakarta chapter of the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) said here Friday.

The progressive tax could reduce the number of private cars entering Jakarta and air pollution in Indonesia`s big cities but the policy would not solve the basic problems in the transportation sector, he said.

The lack of security, convenience and speed in public transportation had caused people to avoid using it, he said.

Slamet said official statements that the motive for introducing the progressive tax system was to reduce air pollution were to be doubted.

"I a more inclinded to believe that the progressive tax is designed just to increase the governement`s tax income," he said.

He expressed regret that the government lacked the political will to improve the public transportation system in Jakarta and that the Jakarta city administration had decided to widen busy Sudirman and Thamrin streets after the launching of the TransJakarta busway system.

The Jakarta Legislative Assembly`s plan to make six more toll roads within Jakarta proved that the government did not have any political will to reduce air pollution in the capital city, he said.

He also expressed regret that the government had asked automotive producers to make environment-friendly cars while failing to provide motorists with environment-friendly fuel.

Meanwhile, Iskandar Abubakar, the Transportation Ministry`s director general for land transportation, said last Wednesday the government intended to raise the tax on old cars and import duty on big-capacity cars to encourage people to use public transportation.

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