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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, September 29, 2007

Busway potential cash cow: Green group

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Experts predict that reduction in carbon emissions resulting from use of the busway may be worth Rp 19 billion (about US$2 million) annually.

Representatives from Swisscontact, a clean air project with technical information about the Kyoto-linked Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), briefed Governor Sutiyoso and Vice Governor Fauzi Bowo on the cash value of carbon credits to be garnered if sufficient numbers of former motorists opt to travel by bus next year.

"Pak Sutiyoso has asked his staff to follow up on our CDM proposal," Swisscontact's project manager Dollaris Suhadi told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

"We predict the five (new) corridors could reduce carbon monoxide (CO2) by 1.8 million tons per year and transport over 900,000 commuters every day," she said, referring to five unfinished busway corridors.

The Jakarta busway currently has seven operational routes with eight other corridors planned or under construction. Three new routes are to become operational in December, the administration has said.

Every day some 2.5 million private cars and 3 million motorcycles operate in the city.

Reductions in CO2 are calculated based on numbers of motorists shifting to public transportation.

City administration plans to implement electronic road pricing on certain streets to make public transportation more attractive. Use of private cars could be reduced by as much as 30 percent when all 15 busway corridors are finished, it said.

A Kyoto Protocol mechanism, CDM encourages developing nations, including Indonesia, to go forward with projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The United Nations Executive Board awards developers of green projects emission reduction certificates which are purchased by wealthier nations.

A ton of CO2 reduction is currently valued at between US$5 and $10.

During the presentation, Dollaris was accompanied by teams from Switzerland-based South Pole Carbon Assets Management and Grutter Consulting, a Bolivia group.

Grutter engineers CDM technology and developed Bogota's busway system --TransMilenio-- the world's first mass transit system to integrate the Kyoto CDM.

TransMilenio demonstrated that it could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by providing more efficient public transportation than was previously available in Bogota.

Dollaris said with 1.8 million commuters using Bogota's busway annually, TransMilenio would generate US$5 million per year as a CDM project.

"As the Jakarta busway is similar to the Bogota project, we believe it is worth Rp 19 billion annually for 21 years," she said.

Separately, deputy chairman of the city CDM team Daniel Abbas said the administration would have to hold a public tender to find a CDM project developer.

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