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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. …

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Services at Polonia airport poor: Survey

Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post/Medan

Findings released Thursday from a survey jointly conducted by the Consumer Protection and Advocacy Institute (LAPK) and the Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) indicate a widespread public perception of abysmal services at Polonia airport in Medan, North Sumatra.

In addition to poor services, respondents of the survey also complained of inferior facilities and infrastructure. They also sited a lack of professionalism on the part of airport officials.

LAPK director Farid Majdi said the survey used direct telephone interviews of passengers who use the airport.

Out of the four areas covered by the survey, consumers gave greatest emphasis to the poor quality of services. They especially complained of limited waiting room space, damaged and unhygienic toilets, pervasive operation of middlemen, unfriendly officials and disorderly parking.

"We gathered 975 complaints from airport patrons, most of which dealt with poor services at the airport," Farid told The Jakarta Post on the sidelines of an airport workshop in Medan, Thursday.

He said unprofessional administration on the part of the airport management was the principal cause for the poor service.

"At this point in time the airport would be unable to cope with a rapid growth in the number of passengers," he said. "The findings of the survey indicate a need for the airport's administration to reevaluate their work. They need to adopt standard operation procedures, improve facilities and provide training to airport employees."

Alexius Kismoyo, head of state-owned PT Angkasa Pura II in charge of managing Polonia airport, said Thursday the survey had provided valuable input for his company to improve its work.

Alexius said he was aware his company had to do more to realign its work methods.

"We are striving to repair all the broken facilities for the sake of improving services," he said, adding that the poor services were caused mainly by a jump in the number of passengers. The airport, which is designed to serve only 900,000 passengers per year, has been forced to serve more than 5 million passengers annually, he said.

"The airport is currently operating over capacity. Many of the complaints sited by the survey are actually predictable," he said.

In cooperation with the central government, PT Angkasa Pura II is accelerating construction of Medan's new international airport in Kuala Namu, Deli Serdang regency. The new airport will eventually replace Polonia.

"Construction of the new airport is expected to be completed by 2009," said Alexius.

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