More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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Volkswagen has admitted it installed illegal software into 11 million 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter diesel engines worldwide (AFP Photo/Josh Edelson)

Volkswagen emissions scandal

Iran's 'catastrophic mistake': Speculation, pressure, then admission

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Analsyts say it is irresponsible to link the crash of a Ukraine International Airline Boeing 737-800 to the 737 MAX accidents (AFP Photo/INA FASSBENDER)

Missing MH370 likely to have disintegrated mid-flight: experts

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

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Leaders see horror of French Alps crash as probe gathers pace

"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. …

Friday, January 18, 2008

Car sales bounced back in 2007, rose by 36.2% from 2006

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

After a gloomy 2006, car sales rebounded in 2007 with a total sale of 434,449 units or up by 36.2 percent from the 318,904 units sold in the previous year.

Once again, Toyota ruled the market in 2007, selling 150,677 units -- an increase from the 123,703 units the company sold in 2006, the Indonesian Automotive Industry Association (Gaikindo) reported Wednesday.

Gaikindo chairman Bambang Trisulo reported the Japan-based company had dominated the market for more than 10 years, taking 40 percent of the total market share in 2007, followed by Mitsubishi with 20 percent.

Mitsubishi sold a total of 61,547 units, followed by Suzuki with 58,095 units and Daihatsu with 51,957 units, with the combined remainder registering a total of 51,703 units.

Bambang said automotive sales reached a peak in November last year, with 45,827 units sold within the month. The lowest sales were recorded in July, at 21,891 units.

He added the rise in car sales last year was supported by improving economic indicators; an inflation rate that reached 6.59 percent, the Rupiah currency stable against the US dollar between Rp 9,200 to Rp 9,400 and a reduced Bank Indonesia rate which remained at 8.0 percent in December.

In 2006, car sales dropped by 40.3 percent from 533,841 units in 2005 due to a 87.5-percent increase in the price of fuel in October 2005. The fuel hike not only devastated the public's purchasing power and consumer confidence, but also made 2006 the worst car-sales year in the last five years.

"The price of the product, its resale value and easy access to spare parts are the key factors that customers' consider before buying a car," Bambang said.

Gaikindo reported the best-selling car type in Indonesia last year was the 4x2 non-sedan, which includes varieties such as the 4x2 low multipurpose vehicle (MPV), which is similar to a van, the 4x2 medium MPV and the 4x2 high sport utility vehicle (SUV).

An SUV is a 4x2 non-sedan car that combines the towing capacity of a pickup truck with the passenger-carrying space of a minivan, together with on or off-road ability.(ndr)

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