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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

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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. …

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Shell wants clarity on govt rules for sale of subsidized fuels

Ika Krismantari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The local arm of Royal Dutch Shell Plc., PT Shell Indonesia, said Friday that it would require clarification of the government's rules on the sale of subsidized fuels before it would get involved in the sector.

"We welcome the government's plan to encourage new players in the subsidized fuel distribution business, and if the regulations turn out to be appropriate and provide a level playing field, we will be interested," the newly-appointed president director of Shell Indonesia, Darwin Silalahi, told reporters Friday on the sidelines of the launching of the company's corporate social responsibility program, Shell LiveWIRE.

Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency (BPH Migas) head Tubagus Haryono said recently that his agency was studying the possibility of relaxing the existing regulations so as to allow private sector firms to sell subsidized gasoline, which accounts for about 95 percent of the country's fuel sales.

Without changes to the regulations, it will be difficult for the new players to become involved in the distribution of subsidized fuels.

However, many in the industry doubt that the government is really serious about relaxing the regulations.

The government removed Pertamina's monopoly over the sale of oil-based fuels in 2005, but the state-owned oil and gas firm retains control over the subsidized-fuel market as, according to the government, the new entrants are unable to satisfy the set requirements. As a result, they are currently only allowed to sell non-subsidized high octane fuels.

Subsidized fuels include Premium gasoline, kerosene and diesel used by motorists, households and small businesses.

Besides waiting for clarification over the government's plans for the sale of subsidized fuels, Darwin said that Shell would also need to investigate further its economic feasibility, even though he acknowledged,"it would be a great opportunity for us to carve out a market beyond what we already have."

Shell currently sells non-subsidized fuels under the trade names Shell Super and Shell Super Extra, and high-quality Shell Diesel, in 10 Shell gas stations in Greater Jakarta.

Shell was the first foreign company to enter Indonesia's retail gasoline business. Following Shell's arrival, Malaysian state oil and gas firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd. (Petronas) has also set up shop here and currently operates two gas stations. It plans to open 21 more this year in Jakarta.

A number of global oil giants, including U.S.-based oil company Chevron, and France's oil giant, Total, are in the process of securing licenses from the government. Shell is also set to expand its business by establishing gas stations outside Java

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