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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. …

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Korean investors eye railway projects

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Nearly 40 South Korean businessmen representing the country's major companies are visiting Indonesia to take a closer look at a number of infrastructure projects offered by the government.

The Korean contingent in the republic is part of the two countries' economic partnership agreement.

The business executives together with senior officials from Indonesia's ministry of construction and transportation, and the ministry of planning and budget met their Indonesian counterparts here Monday to discuss the projects, which include the development of railways, toll road and sea ports.

"Many Korean companies expressed their interests in railway development projects in the country during the meeting," the deputy minister for infrastructure and regional development at the office of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy Bambang Susantono said.

"They will discuss their proposals with related ministry officials."

The Korea Development Institute's (KDI) managing director Kim Jay-Hyung said the Korean companies and the Indonesian government were currently discussing projects including those on railway and seaport construction, but he refused to elaborate further.

"Infrastructure development is an essential element for economic growth," Kim said.

"Limited public budget, however, won't be able to fulfill the demand.

"Therefore, encouraging private sector capital investments in infrastructure facilities is an alternative method to fulfill the demand."

The Korea-Indonesia partnership program was initiated in December 2006 to foster a mutual economic relationship between the two countries.

In October this year, both governments signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at sharing knowledge and experiences, attracting Korean companies to invest in Indonesia, and building productive partnerships.

The deputy chief for infrastructure at the National Development Planning Agency, Dedy S. Priatna, said the country's infrastructure development required a total investment of US$65 billion for the 2005-2009 period, while the government was only able to provide S$25 billion.

To fill the gap, participation of the private sector was essential.

However, Dedy added, inviting foreign parties to take part in the development of the projects faced some major problems, including those related to land acquisition, laws and regulations that needed to be adjusted to facilitate partnership program, a lack of domestic capital market to finance partnership projects and the poor quality of project preparations.

He said those issues needed to be fixed to accelerate the country's slow pace of infrastructure development.

The government was currently finalizing a scheme to determine the maximum cost of land acquisitions in major infrastructure projects, an issue noted as one of the major causes of project delays. (adt)

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