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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

Honda determined to maintain motorcycle market domination

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Motorcycle manufacturer PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) is upbeat about retaining its dominance of Indonesia's motorcycle market amid fierce competition from its rivals, particularly Yamaha, by avoiding price hikes and improving technology.

"AHM will focus not only on introducing new products featuring the latest technology into the market, but also on maintaining prices in spite of the recent instability in oil prices," executive vice president director Siswanto Prawiroatmodjo told a press briefing Friday.

He was speaking during a ceremony to mark the rolling off the assembly line of the company's 20 millionth motorcycle at its Cikarang factory, West Java.

While high oil prices have increased production costs in many industries, including the motorcycle industry, Siswanto was optimistic that AHM would be able to keep prices steady by improving efficiency in both production and distribution.

AHM is currently increasing its production capacity in order to meet its target of producing 2,150,000 motorcycles by the end of this year. At present, it has three plants in Greater Jakarta with a total capacity of some 10,000 motorcycles per day.

Budi Dharmadi, the Industry Ministry's director general of transportation equipment and telematics, who attended the ceremony, said he had urged AHM to increase production capacity to meet Indonesia's demand for motorcycles.

Budi predicted that demand next year would hit the five-million mark, up 400,000 from the 4.6 million forecast for this year.

He said he hoped that AHM would soon start exporting its motorcycles as, he said, "AHM has achieved the status of being the largest motorcycle producer in Asia and this should be considered an opportunity for expanding into the export market."

AHM has been the country's motorcycle-market leader for 36 years, and currently controls about 46 percent of the market.

However, aggressive campaigns and the introduction of new models have seen Yamaha closing the gap with Honda. In fact, Yamaha beat Honda twice this year in monthly sales.

Yamaha became the market leader in March by selling 159,035 motorcycles compared with Honda's 151,074, and in July sold 161,016 compared with Honda's 143,223.

However, during the first 10 months of the year, AHM was on top with sales of 1,707,339 motorcycles compared with 1,522,422 for Yamaha. (dic)

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