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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 12, 2008

Jakarta drivers have attitude problem, traffic observer says

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The attitudes of many drivers in Jakarta contribute significantly to traffic accidents, an observer said Wednesday.

"Bad driving attitudes make accidents related to busway separators often occur," Indonesian Consumers' Organization (YLKI) executive Tulus Abadi said.

He said many motorcyclists drive recklessly, choosing to overtake vehicles when it is not safe.

According to police data, accidents in Jakarta in 2007 involved 4,296 drivers, resulting in 508 deaths and causing 2,810 major injuries.

Trisakti University joined forces with several non-governmental organizations to conduct research into factors that cause traffic accidents in the city last year.

Their findings revealed that on average more than 300 casualties are reported in Jakarta per month due to motorcycle accidents.

YLKI head Nurrachman said motorcyclists often disobey traffic rules, such as stipulations they should drive in the left lane and not drive at high speeds.

"It is impossible for motorcyclists to hit busway separators if they are traveling in the left lane because separators are always located in the far right lane," he said.

However, Nurrachman said the design of busway separators was not perfect and had the potential to contribute to some accidents.

He said his office would examine busway separators in several areas, including on Jl. S. Parman in West Jakarta.

The agency has been criticized for not using a consistent style in the construction of busway separators.

Most separators are made of concrete and use reflectors to make them safer for drivers.

However, on Jl. S. Parman nails can be found on busway separators, which endangers the safety of motorists who try to cross into busway lanes.

With new laws in place, motorists are often confused about whether or not they can use busway lanes in certain areas at certain times of the day. As a consequence, motorists tend to use busway lanes all over the city when traffic becomes congested.

Tulus said the agency should put warning signs and lights on separators rather than nails.

"I hope such a strategy would alert motorists to the danger ahead so they would not speed up and hit the separator," he said.

"It is important to let motorists know where separators are," he added. (ewd)

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