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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, February 22, 2008

Busway riders off since mixed traffic policy

Mustaqim Adamrah and Tifa Asrianti, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Commuters have been steering clear of the city's busway system as delays and travel times continue to lengthen.

City transportation agency deputy head Udar Pristono said the number of commuters dropped from 210,000 a day last year to 180,000 a day now.

Deputy Governor Prijanto said he was looking into the situation.

"Perhaps the decreasing number of ticket sales has been triggered by the longer time passengers need to take for a bus to arrive and to travel on," he said at City Hall.

"I'm intrigued to find out whether our busway system would reach an ideal state and if the number of passengers would rebound if we added more buses to particular routes. For example, we could move buses operating in corridors 4 to 7 to corridors 1 to 3," he said.

Utar said the drop in passengers may have been caused by the city's "mixed traffic" policy, instituted by Governor Fauzi Bowo late last year, which allows motorists to use the busway lanes in certain areas and at certain times.

It was introduced after motorists mounted a series of protests over traffic jams caused by the construction of corridors 8 to 10.

"Ideally, commuters need only 40 to 50 minutes to travel from Ragunan (in South Jakarta) to Dukuh Atas (in Central Jakarta), but it can take 80 minutes in practice because of those other vehicles also using busway lanes," said Pristono.

He said motorists were not allowed to pass through corridors 1 to 7 but could use 8, 9 and 10 until they were completed.

Aimed at temporarily tackling congestion across Jakarta, the policy has since drawn praise from motorists and anger from bus passengers.

Busway operator TransJakarta's infrastructure manager Taufik Adiwianto said busway passenger numbers had dropped considerably since the policy was implemented last year.

"Corridor 6 is the hardest hit, with a 10 percent decrease. It now serves only 18,000 passengers per day, compared to 20,000 previously," Taufik told The Jakarta Post.

He said the decrease in other corridors also affected the number of passengers on Corridor 1.

Corridor 1, which used to serve more than 80,000 passengers per day, now only serves between 70,000 and 75,000, according to Taufik.

"I'm sure the passengers prefer to drive their own cars or motorcycles as there is no difference, whether they're taking the busway or not," he said.

"Hopefully, the administration will review the mixed traffic regulation. The lanes should be exclusively for the busway only during the peak hours, which last between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. and between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.," he said.

Corridor Route


  1. Kota (W. Jakarta) - Blok M (S. Jakarta)
  2. Pulo Gadung (E. Jakarta) - Harmoni (C. Jakarta)
  3. Kalideres (W. Jakarta) - Harmoni (C. Jakarta)
  4. Pulo Gadung (E. Jakarta) - Dukuh Atas (C. Jakarta)
  5. Ancol (N. Jakarta) - Kampung Melayu (E. Jakarta)
  6. Ragunan - Kuningan (both S. Jakarta)
  7. Kampung Rambutan - Kampung Melayu (both E. Jakarta)
  8. Lebak Bulus (S. Jakarta) - Harmoni (C. Jakarta)
  9. Pinang Ranti (E. Jakarta) - Pluit (N. Jakarta)
  10. Cililitan (E. Jakarta) - Tanjung Priok (N. Jakarta)

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