More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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Iran's 'catastrophic mistake': Speculation, pressure, then admission

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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. …

Friday, November 30, 2007

Governor wants new transport system

Mustaqim Adamrah, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Governor Fauzi Bowo said Thursday he hoped the newly elected City Transportation Council members would revise the capital's macro transportation system.

"I hope this new team will revise and update the macro transportation system," he said at City Hall after the swearing-in of 15 new City Transportation Council members.

"I believe the macro transportation system may not be relevant anymore and needs to be reevaluated and adjusted, for example, to include a busway tariff hike and busway subsidy increase. Tariff adjustments are not forbidden, are they?"

The city administration in 2004 revealed a macro transportation system plan for the capital, which was designed by a team of transportation experts.

The plan was to function as a city transportation development road map for the next 10 years but was replaced earlier this year by the City Transportation Agency, according to agency head Nurachman.

Soetanto Soehodo, the former council chairman and a University of Indonesia academic, said although he did not know what went wrong with the 2004 macro transportation system plan, the newly established team might propose a new macro transportation system.

Providing the city administration with suggestions relating to transportation issues was part of the council's job, with or without the administration's request, he said.

In relation to possible busway tariff and subsidy hikes suggested by the governor, Soetanto said "they are not necessary if the revenue from ticket sales is enough".

"But we could ask for an increased subsidy from the City Council in the future if (the existing subsidy) is not enough," he said.

"And the administration can tell whether TransJakarta (the busway operator) has sufficient income or not through its financial report, if only the administration had the company audited."

Soetanto is a member of the new council, which also includes academics, transportation experts and an activist, as well as public transportation operators, crew and commuters.

The council, which is yet to vote for a chairman, will work for a five-year period, as stipulated by a 2003 ordinance.

Often criticized for its questionable achievements and role as a representative for the administration, the council would also improve information systems and involve more stakeholders in transportation-related policy making, Soetanto said.

"A policy might represent one group but not benefit another. This is where we need more stakeholders involved and the council members alone are just not enough," he said.

"We also need to empower our office to improve management."

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