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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, October 29, 2007

Cars to use biofuel in Bali during climate change conference

Prodita Sabarini and Adianto Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta, Denpasar

All motor vehicles entering the Nusa Dua area in Bali's Badung regency during the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference will run on biofuel, an official says.

"All cars provided by the organizer will use biofuel," special assistant to Environment Minister Agus Purnomo said in Jakarta.

Agus, who is head organizer of the conference, said that they would provide transportation for delegates. He did not disclose the number of vehicles.

Some 10,000 delegates from 191 nations will meet in Bali at the Nusa Dua Resort complex in December to begin talks on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, the first commitment phase of which expires in 2012.

Agus said that the fuel was considered to be more environmentally friendly than regular petroleum.

Association of Entrepreneurs in Oil and Gas (Hiswana Migas) Bali chapter head Dewa Astama said Saturday that 10 gas stations in Denpasar and Badung regency would be ready to provide biofuel from state-owned oil company Pertamina.

Pertamina Denpasar office spokesman Pamuji Harjo said that the company would launch its Bio-Pertamax in November.

"It will be a soluble mix of 5 percent plant-derived-fuel and 95 percent low octane petroleum," he said.

"The price will be the same as Pertamax," he said.

Biofuel is liquid or gas fuel derived from biomass. In principle, biofuel creates lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional transport fuels.

However, activists are concerned that land clearing for plantations threatens local wildlife and forests.

The use of petroleum-based pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers ensures that most palm oil cultivation is not only polluting on a local level but also contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

Environmentalist Emil Salim is a biofuel skeptic. He said Friday at a discussion on global warming at Paramadina University in Jakarta that biofuel should be the last call after all other alternative sources of energy.

"Biofuel should be the least prioritized after we develop other sources of energy such as solar, wind and river," he said.

He said biofuels needed a lot of land for their plantations.

"Indonesian land should be saved for food supply first," said Emil, who is also a former environment minister.

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