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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. …

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Toll road users set for emissions tests

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Toll road operator PT Citra Marga Nusaphala Persada (CMNP) plans to start testing the emission levels of private cars passing along the Sedyatmoko turnpike to Tanjung Priok on Wednesday.

The check, for which cars will be selected randomly, will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"The operator plans to assess the emissions levels of 200 private cars. It's part of CMNP's services to toll road users as the checks will be free," Yusiono Anwar, head of the air pollution unit at the Jakarta Environment Management Board, told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

The cost of an emissions test ranges from Rp 30,000 (about US$3.61) to Rp 50,000 at auto garages.

The owners of cars that pass the test will be given a window sticker, but there will be no sanctions imposed on cars that do not meet the standard.

The emissions testers, which measure carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbon (HC) levels, will be placed in pits along the road to prevent congestion.

A 2005 bylaw on air pollution requires private car owners to have their cars' emissions levels tested twice a year.

The CMNP is a member of the Clean Emission Appreciation (AEB), a 50-member forum organizing emissions tests without charge.

Members of the forum, such as PT Martina Berto in Pulogadung, East Jakarta, only allow vehicles displaying an "emissions-free" sticker to enter their parking areas.

The administration has repeatedly promised to punish the owners of cars that produce emissions in excess of a healthy level, but this is yet to happen.

The administration recently pledged to fully enforce emissions tests by September, a month before Governor Sutiyoso ends his term.

"Pak Sutiyoso is to sign the gubernatorial decree on emissions testing this month, thus, we can fully enforce it in September," Yusiono said.

The city agency will also assess 200 mechanics and 100 auto workshops next week in order ease the implementation of emissions tests in the capital.

The administration plans to certify 600 technicians and 300 auto workshops this year.

Experts have said that land transportation contributes up to 70 percent of air pollution in urban areas.

More than 2.5 million private vehicles hit the city's streets every day, many of them coming from outside Jakarta.

The draft gubernatorial decree stipulates that all private cars driven in the capital, including those from Bekasi, Depok, Tangerang and Bogor, must comply with the emissions standard set by the Jakarta administration.

The State Ministry of National Development Planning predicts that regular emission tests could reduce 50 percent of the CO level, 35 percent of the HC and 45 percent of particulate matter.

It says the emission tests would also reduce fuel use by 3 to 10 percent.

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