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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, January 5, 2008

Cigarette producing town still underwater

Suherdjoko and Indra Harsaputra, The Jakarta Post, Semarang, Gresik

Thousands of workers in the cigarette producing town of Kudus were still away from work on Friday due to massive flooding in the area.

Some 90,000 workers are employed at various cigarette companies here, mostly at the largest company, PT Djarum Kudus. Some 60 percent of them were told to stay home, public relations officer Yudo Prihandono said.

Around 18,000 residents have evacuated to higher ground since the embankment of the Wulan River spilled over and flooded homes. As of Friday, construction workers and residents were still trying to repair the embankment.

The local bus terminal was flooded as well.

Business people operating in the flooded areas of Central and East Java reported a drop in sales and production of up to 50 percent because of disrupted distribution after parts of the 600-kilometer-long Bengawan Solo River flooded over two weeks ago.

"We're still producing but we can't send anything while roads are underwater," said Haryanto Halim, who owns the instant beverage Marimas. "Besides, people are just buying basic needs."

Production costs were also going up, he said Friday in Semarang, where floods are expected each rainy season.

The Central Java capital houses the industrial areas of Kaligawe and Bugangan, employing some 5,000 workers.

"On the surface the Kaligawe area is not flooded because management has been raising their buildings," said Didik Sukmono, head of the province association of industrial sites.

"But the surrounding roads are still inundated," he said. "The Semarang administration seems to be handling floods only partially."

He said production was down by 50 percent since the floods began last month.

Authorities in several inundated areas on Friday were still repairing railways while residents still lacked electricity.

In Bojonegoro, the East Java town hardest hit by the overflowing of the Bengawan Solo, the Jakarta-Surabaya train route has yet to resume operation because of repair work on a total of 300 meters of railway in four separate locations.

Antara news agency quoted chief technician Aminullah as saying the management of the state-run railway company had ordered repair work to be completed by Saturday.

Also in Bojonegoro, the local manager of the state-run electricity company Isbiyanto said almost 30,000 homes in the town and in neighboring Tuban and Lamongan still had their supply cut off.

"We deliberately turned off supply," he said, adding that 112 relay stations were still underwater.

Floods in the furthest areas passed by the Bengawan Solo, Lamongan and Gresik, subsided Friday but authorities said they still faced difficulty in distributing aid to displaced residents.

The chief information officer of Gresik, Mizwar Syukur, said officials were still urging residents to be on the alert although water levels in the shrimp and fish ponds had decreased by up to 15 centimeters.

"We're also expecting many more displaced residents because people are still resisting evacuation and watching over their assets at home," he said.

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