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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 15, 2008

Fauzi scolds office over 100-day plan failures

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

With Tuesday marking Governor Fauzi Bowo's 100th day in office at City Hall, he may decide to cut back the administration's organizational structure due to the poor performance of some working units over that term.

"I found that several units were ineffective. They must be warned," he said Monday.

Fauzi added that he was considering cutting back the organizational structure due to its poor performance.

"For example, there were units that closed down during a holiday, even though the public needed the services. We will straighten things up," he said.

He said the administration still had a lot of 'homework' to do.

"We also found several units had problems with internal coordination. To solve that, we've made an academic analysis of each unit. The analysis will be used to organize the administration over the next five years," he said.

Fauzi, who refused to give the names of the units or other details, said he expected the working units would perform better this year.

He said that to improve performance, he had made various attempts, including making working contracts between the administration and the units, adding that he would renew the contracts for this year.

"Those who fail to meet the target will receive a warning," he said.

Fauzi, elected on Oct.8, made a 100-day action plan. It comprises 19 areas ranging from the reduction of traffic congestion caused by busway lane construction, to the development of the Mass Rapid Transit (monorail) project, flood mitigation and providing better public facilities for disabled people.

"The administration's performance cannot be judged from its first 100-day action plan alone," he said.

Opinions were divided as urban experts and observers commented on the performance of the new administration.

Alwi Shahab, a historian and avid observer of Jakarta, said Fauzi's 100-day plan to improve Jakarta was commendable despite not being well delegated to lower-level officials.

An urban planning expert from Trisakti University, Yayat Supriatna, said it was difficult for the public to evaluate the governor's 100-day performance, as the plans' targets were unclear. Fauzi Bowo had shown improvement at an internal and horizontal level, but failed to tackle the city's crucial problems, he said.

A survey made by the Strategic Development and Policy Study Center last week said the administration needed to coordinate its working units and institutions in order to meet the public needs.

Husin Yazid, the center's director, said 36 percent of the respondents were sure that the governor could carry out the planned programs, which would improve the quality of life in Jakarta.

"Most respondents believed the governor could carry out plans in reducing traffic congestion, disaster management, disease control, health and education service programs and waste management," Husin said.

Previously, Fauzi said the plan was based on a mission to create 'good governance', good service, people empowerment as well as the development of Jakarta as a dynamic city.

"The plan must be professional, accountable, transparent, participation building, responsive to the needs of the people and based on laws and rights equivalence" he said.

He also said there would be a 'reward and punishment' mechanism for administration officials. (tif)

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