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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. …

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Traffic stops yield 18,000 tickets in 10 day operation

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The city police recorded 18,164 traffic violations during a 10-day operation designed to improve motorist discipline, which ended Sunday.

Officers chose to issue only 2,948 tickets, verbally warning the other violators.

The number is a 300 percent increase in recorded violations compared to regular operations conducted in the 10 days preceding the operation, said Comr. Irvan Prawira, head of the effort.

The bulk of the violations included ignoring traffic lights, speeding, driving against traffic flow and motorcyclists without helmets.

He said the police did not ticket most violators because they preferred to take a "persuasive" approach.

"We want to make motorists show more discipline in a soft way," he said.

During an earlier operation, the police recorded 5,004 violations and issued 4,320 tickets.

There were more officers involved in this second operation, from 600 to 700 in the first operation to 1,500.

The operation was prompted by an increase in violations and accidents recorded by the police in 2007, in which there were 52,793 recorded violations and 453 accidents on average monthly, while this year there were 52,984 violations and 538 accidents in January alone.

The operation, Irvan said, was also designed to discipline police officers.

"Through this operation we wanted to change their attitude and bring them under control," he said.

Police in the city are notorious for their lack of integrity. Many officers, including those working on the streets, often accept bribes rather than issue warnings or punishment, leading motorists to take advantage by driving recklessly and ignoring traffic rules.

Irvan said during the operation police recorded 86 traffic accidents including 10 fatalities, a decrease from the 108 accidents and 19 fatalities recorded over the 10 days prior to the operation.

According to a recent university study, there are an average of 300 motorcycle-related accidents every month.

Irvan said the police also aimed to address traffic congestion during the 10-day operation.

"It was difficult to overcome the traffic jams despite there being more officers deployed over 97 spots around the city. There were many other factors like flooding, damaged streets and out-of-order traffic lights," he said.

Irvan said motorists frequently blamed the police for the out-of-order traffic lights and not the Jakarta Transportation Agency, whose responsibility they are.

"We will keep on cooperating with the agency and other institutions to deal with traffic," he added.

Irvan said he was satisfied with the operation results but did not know whether it would be held again in the future.

"We still have to evaluate it on Wednesday. Then we will see. If motorists prove more disciplined, we might continue with the operation. If things get worse, however, we may hold an 'Obedient Operation', in which strict action, such as issuing tickets, will be taken against all violators," he said. (trw)

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