More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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Volkswagen emissions scandal

Iran's 'catastrophic mistake': Speculation, pressure, then admission

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Analsyts say it is irresponsible to link the crash of a Ukraine International Airline Boeing 737-800 to the 737 MAX accidents (AFP Photo/INA FASSBENDER)

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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, February 8, 2008

Government to limit sales of subsidized fuels in May

Ika Krismantari, The Jakarta Post, Pekanbaru, Riau

The government will proceed with its plan to limit the sales of subsidized fuels, with some part of the savings to go to subsidizing food staples, an official said Thursday.

Directorate general of oil and gas Luluk Sumiarso told The Jakarta Post the move would go into effect May 1 after a study gauging the impact of the program could be completed.

"We are still studying the plan to find better ways we can implement the program. That also includes the monitoring system in the field," Luluk said.

Other issues, he said, related to whether the policy would be applied to every vehicle or for public transportation only.

It also remained undecided whether the plan would include vehicles with engine capacities exceeding 2,000 cc, he said.

Following the skyrocketing of global oil prices, this year's fuel subsidy spending would cost the government Rp 87 trillion (US$9.3 billion), much higher than the original forecast of Rp 55 trillion.

Downstream oil and gas regulator BPH Migas has said 250 gas stations in Java and Bali will be subjected to the limitation plan this year.

The plan would include the use of smart cards for motorists to purchase subsidized gasoline or diesel fuel, the agency said.

The government is expected to be able to limit the consumption of gasoline and diesel fuel using the card, which will limit the amount of subsidized fuel a cardholder can buy.

BPH Migas expected a similar system would be used for controlling the consumption of kerosene. Such a system could lead the government to cut the kerosene subsidy by Rp 3 trillion.

The government is still discussing the new fuel consumption quota for the limitation plan, with the regulator proposing 5 liters per day per person.

BPH Migas executive Adi Subagyo said the plan could save as much as Rp 8 trillion.

The plan is also aimed at ensuring subsidized fuel consumption at the level of 35.8 million kiloliters (kl), as stated in the 2008 state budget, amid concerns the quota will rise uncontrollably.

The government proposed in the budget revision a higher consumption quota of 39 million kl on the back of robust economic growth. A higher quota will put a heavier burden on the government's cover as a greater subsidy would be needed.

Energy officials are also optimistic the limitation system will help the government use the fuel subsidy to keep the prices of food staples lower, following a rise in prices of a number of commodities in the global market.

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