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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. …

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

More busway corridors in 2009

Adisti Sukma Sawitri, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The administration is planning to resume the expansion of the busway network in 2009 after it has evaluated the success of existing lanes.

City Secretary Ritola Tasmaya said busway projects next year would be focused on improving services offered along the existing corridors as well as preparing for the construction of two new corridors in 2009.

"We will prepare detailed engineering designs and environmental reports for three new lanes to be built in the future," he told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

He said that by planning the lanes a year before their construction, the administration hoped to avoid problems such as those it encountered with the construction of corridors 8, 9 and 10.

Ritola said he was still optimistic all 15 proposed busway corridors would be fully operational by 2010, as scheduled.

The construction of corridors 8, 9 and 10 has drawn wide-spread public resistance and has been cited as the primary cause of worsening traffic chaos across the city.

The most passionate demonstrations were conducted by residents from Pondok Indah in South Jakarta, who were against the construction of a busway lane down the area's main thoroughfare.

They stepped up the scale of their protests when the administration failed to show them the results of an environmental impact analysis before starting construction in September.

Their resistance led to the administration reviewing the project last month, after which it decided to introduce mixed-use traffic arrangements in several busway lanes during peak hours.

Meanwhile, Governor Fauzi Bowo said the administration would provide an extension for construction companies to finalize work on corridors 8, 9 and 10.

"I think they have a tolerable reason for being late as a lot of protests and strikes have occurred, halting the construction process," he said.

Public resistance from Pondok Indah residents, for example, delayed the construction of Corridor 8 by two weeks in October, he added.

The head of the Public Works Agency, Wisnu Subagyo Yusuf, said if the construction companies failed to complete the corridors by the end of the extension period, they would be fined.

Corridor 8 is being constructed by PT Yasa Patria Perkasa and PT Wanita Mandiri Perkasa, who signed a contract worth Rp 69.1 billion (US$7.3 million) with the administration.

Corridor 9, to span from Pinang Ranti in East Jakarta to Pluit in North Jakarta, is being built by PT Jaya Konstruksi MP and PT Lampiri Jaya Abadi. Their contract with the administration is worth Rp 92.6 billion.

PT Widya Satria and PT Roadmixindo Jaya are constructing Corridor 10, which will link Cililitan in East Jakarta with Tanjung Priok in North Jakarta and will cost the administration Rp 79.3 billion. (tif)

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