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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, November 11, 2007

How ready is Soekarno-Hatta for A380?

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia, a major target market for national airlines of neighboring countries, may have loads of consumers eager to fly with the new "queen of the sky".

However, some changes have to be adopted in order for the Airbus A380 to land and take off at Indonesia's busiest airport, Soekarno-Hatta.

Kasmin Kamil, head of Angkasa Pura II which is responsible for Soekarno-Hatta Airport, says that the airport has enough runway length for the A380.

The A380, despite its size and weight, can take off and land on the same runways as the Boeing 747 (in which the A380 is intended to replace after a nearly 40-year reign in long-haul flights).

However, building the aerobridge and added facility, which Soekarno-Hatta needs for the objective, is costly.

Airports aim to shorten waiting time for customers by having higher gate capacity (more immigration and check-in desks) and shorter waiting time for passengers' bags.

According to SilverKris magazine, 24 airports will be fully prepared to receive the A380, and by 2010, 67 airports -- most of them in Asia -- should be ready.

The Sydney airport has been preparing for the new generation of aircraft for over four years, and is spending more than US$74 million on its infrastructure, with a further $26 million to be spent by 2008.

Singapore has spent $39 million to update Changi terminals 1 and 2. The upcoming Changi terminal 3, with extended and widened aircraft pavements, will be even more ready for the superjumbo.

London Heathrow, which is also known as one of the world's busiest airports, has invested some $1 billion.

The A380 accommodates 471 passengers, which is 139 more passengers than the Boeing 777-300 (332 seats).

Singapore Airlines (SIA), the first to fly the colossal aircraft, reckons that Indonesia remains a very important market to them. SIA spokesman Stephen Forshaw says that they enjoy strong support among Indonesian travellers.

"Together with our subsidiary, Silk Air, (we) play a significant role in providing inbound tourism traffic to Indonesia."

The airline says that in order for them to fly the A380 to a specific airport, the number of passengers flying a certain route has to be large enough and the airport needs to be a global hub.

Alvin Darlanika Soedarjo

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