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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

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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. …

Friday, January 25, 2008

Govt to fund water quality control

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The government has allocated Rp 351 billion (US$37.4 million) for water quality control in municipalities and regencies across the country to help them address problems of river pollution and water scarcity.

"Some 450 municipalities and regencies will receive the special budget in different amounts, depending on the level of need in each area," Environment Minister Rachmat Witoelar told reporters Wednesday after opening a one-day workshop to familiarize civil servants with the budget's spending guidelines.

He said water quality had become his major concern because water pollution, water shortages and floods were common environmental problems faced by almost all municipalities and regencies.

"The result of the 2006 river quality tests in 30 provinces showed the water has been polluted with bacteria," he said.

"While rural people rely heavily on rivers in their daily lives, most river water is harmful for consumption."

A 2007 Greenpeace report alleged water quality worldwide has been steadily declining in recent years.

The report cited several factors, including siltation from deforestation, mining and other land conversion activities, saltwater intrusion from over-extraction of water from underground aquifers, biological pollution from untreated sewage, chemical pollution from industrial and agricultural sources, and indiscriminate dumping of garbage in bodies of water.

The Greenpeace report concluded pollution had made already-scarce water resources even scarcer.

Since 2006, the Environment Ministry has been disbursing money to finance greening activities and build laboratories for water quality testing.

"The problem of water scarcity can be solved by planting more trees and establishing percolation pits, which function as water catchment areas," said Minister Rachmat.

Arief Yuwono, secretary to the environment minister, said the budget would also be spent on local training.

"Such training is important because without proper knowledge and skill, it will be hard for the local officials to implement water quality control," he said. (lln)

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