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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, January 1, 2008

Air Force increases national weaponry capability target

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The new Air Force chief Vice Marshal Subandrio revealed Saturday his short-term target of achieving a 60-percent weaponry capability, a slight increase from the current less-than 50 percent.

"Even with around 60 percent readiness, it is still hard for us to cover the whole country. But at least it is already sufficient to handle disaster-affected areas," Subandrio told reporters after a ceremony that marked the passage to him of the Air Force leadership command baton from predecessor Marshal Herman Prayitno here Saturday.

Currently, the Air Force has seven fighting squadrons: F-16s, F-5s, Hawk MK 53s, Hawk 100s, Hawk 200s, OV-10 Broncos and Sukhois.

Only four of the 10 F-16 jet fighters, however, are presently flight-worthy. But as a result of the minimum capability target, the Air Force wants to see five or six more F-16's fit to fly in the future.

Subandrio said the Air Force was seeking to replace its OV-10 Broncos, most of them grounded following accidents this year.

"We will replace the OV-10s with aircraft with a similar light attack function. We have made inquires with a number of countries, including Brazil and Korea."

He added he would continue with programs initiated by Prayitno for increasing the force's capabilities, including the purchase of an additional six Sukhoi jet fighters from Russia to add to the current four.

"I previously served as his (Prayitno's) deputy. So I know all the programs well. I just need to see that plans are implemented as thoroughly as possible."

During Prayitno's term, the Air Force had plans to improve officer professionalism by focusing on education and training. The force also had plans to hold joint exercises with the Army and Navy in 2008 and increase its personnel to 35,000 from the current 30,000.

The ceremony was held at the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base in East Jakarta and presided over by outgoing Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Marshal Djoko Suyanto.

In his speech Suyanto praised Prayitno for good work during his two-year term as Air Force chief.

"Marshal Herman Prayitno has done a good job ... He took good care of the Air Force."

Suyanto asked for similar hard work from the new Air Force chief who he said would have to shoulder tough national defense duties in the future.

As deputy, Subandrio will be assisted by Rear Marshal Gusti Made Oka.

Born in Bandung on March 22, 1953, Subandrio graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1975.

The father of three started his career as a helicopter pilot for the Air Force's operational wing in Bogor, West Java. He later served as a Bell 204 Iroquois, Hughes-500 and Bell-47G Solloy flight instructor. He was appointed Commander of the Air Force's elite forces, Paskhas, in 2003 and appointed as Deputy Air Force chief September this year. (lln)

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