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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, December 1, 2007

Busway fare to increase to Rp 5,000 in 2008

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

City Secretary Ritola Tasmaya hinted Friday the administration would welcome the new year by raising the busway fare from Rp 3,500 to Rp 5,000 (53 U.S. cents).

"The busway ticket price must increase and it will be effective on Jan. 1, 2008," he said at City Hall, as quoted by newsportal.

The planned price increase, he said, was due to the addition of three new busway corridors that would increase the busway's distance from 99 to 170 kilometers.

Busway operator TransJakarta pays bus suppliers a set fee for every kilometer their buses run.

"We would need at least a Rp 500 billion subsidy if we stayed with the current price of Rp 3,500, and would expect a three to five minute interval between the arrival of buses (as stops)," said Ritola.

The subsidy for the busway has risen from Rp 43.74 billion ($4.67 million) in 2006 for the operation of three corridors to Rp 235 billion in 2007 for seven corridors.

The administration plans to ask for a Rp 227 billion subsidy for next year's operation of 10 corridors, according to Ritola.

"The easiest thing we can do is raise ticket prices ... the price is not too expensive because it's the same as the fare for air-conditioned buses," he said.

Although the new ticket price "will be effective on Jan. 1 next year", Ritola earlier said the three new corridors would only be up and running next May, or five months after initially planned.

The City Council's deputy chairman of Commission D for development, Mukhayar, said he opposed the planned ticket price increase.

"The ticket price does correlate with the subsidy, but it's not that simple," he told The Jakarta Post.

"The city administration must wait for the council's special committee to finish evaluating all busway-related issues before deciding on the increase."

The council assembled a special committee on the busway in early November, to evaluate its management and financial issues.

"The administration should know it first needs to improve busway services, for example, by adding more buses," said Mukhayar.

TransJakarta says only 329 buses had been procured for the seven corridors as of July, out of 346 buses promised by suppliers.

Eventually, TransJakarta plans to operate 511 buses on the seven corridors.

The ticket price increase will only "benefit" bus suppliers rather than commuters, Mukhayar said.

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