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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

Circle-line train to ease traffic jam

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

An innercity circle train was launched Friday to ease traffic congestion in the capital.

The air-conditioned cars, which run on the Ciliwung Blue Line and can carry up to 400 passengers per trip from Manggarai, South Jakarta, are expected to encourage commuters to leave their automobiles at home.

"(Governor) Fauzi Bowo proposed the idea of operating the train to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, saying it could help solve the traffic problem," Transportation Minister Jusman Syafii Djamal told reporters after officiating the launch ceremony.

State-owned railway company PT Kareta Api has prepared 32 cars for the new line, but currently only four are in use due to a lack of drivers.

"We lack machinists because many of them have retired. But we are now recruiting new ones, so hopefully we can serve more trains, depending on the public demand," said PT KA head of public relations for the Jakarta area, Akhmad Sujadi.

Despite its huge capacity, the train failed to attract passengers on its first day of operation due to a lack of promotion.

In the morning only 12 people bought tickets.

Simon Shamiran, one of the passengers, said he found out about the new train from a newspaper. "I just read about it this morning and I decided to try it," he said.

"The train was five minutes late, but overall, it is cheap, fast and comfortable. I got chilled a little bit because of the air conditioning," he said.

The new train, which is made by PT Inka in Madiun, East Java, uses railway tracks built in 1984. PT KAI operated the circle line service from 1984 to 1987 but closed it down due to a lack of passengers.

Now that the city suffers from chronic traffic, PT KAI is running the service again with some improvements. The new train is fast and comfortable, and patrolled by eight security guards who prohibit vendors, buskers and beggars from boarding.

The train departs Manggarai train station in South Jakarta and stops at 13 other stations, taking 58 minutes to run the entire track, said Akhmad.

The train operates Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m. and from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Jusman said passengers will only have to pay Rp 3,500 for the next two to three months before the official fare of Rp 5,000 is implemented. (dia)

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