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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

Yogyakarta hails new Trans Jogja busway

Slamet Susanto, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta has welcomed the newly launched Trans Jogja with hopes the system, similar to the TransJakarta busway, can provide affordable, comfortable public transportation.

Thousands of residents, including students, have used the new busway since its official opening early last week by Governor Sultan Hamengkubuwono X.

Mothers and children, students and workers have traveled to traditional markets, shopping malls and offices across the city with fares costing only Rp 1,000 (approximately nine U.S. cents) during the ongoing trial period.

One passenger, Himawan, said he was pleased with the new bus service.

"Now, it's easier for me to reach Adi Sucipto airport by taking the busway. Previously, people had difficulty getting to the airport due to a lack of transportation options," he said.

Amini, a resident of Wates, Bantul, went sightseeing Tuesday in Yogyakarta with her youngest daughter. They traveled around the city and reached the Jogja Kembali Museum in 10 minutes from their home.

"Traveling on the Trans Jogja is more comfortable, safer and cheaper than using existing public buses," she said.

"I hope this system will be maintained and developed in the future."

Local transportation office head Sigit Haryanto said the trial would continue through March. 1.

He acknowledged there were still faults in the service; for example many ticket cards could not be used and other vehicles still traveled in the busway lanes.

"We have assigned employees to order vehicles not to park in busway lanes, and will put up signs so vehicles do not park there anymore," Sigit said.

Employees and security guards have been stationed at all bus shelters to maintain security and make passengers feel safer, Trans Jogja shelter guard Akbar said Tuesday.

"We are paid to ensure security on the new service," he said.

A ticket attendant at the Condong Catur shelter, Aminah, said after the trial period ended, authorities would raise fares for students and the general public.

Aminah said passengers could buy single trip tickets at the shelters, while travel cards and student tickets would be made available at outlets and the local transportation office. Travel cards would have a minimum price of Rp 15,000 and could be re-charged to Rp 25,000, Rp 50,000 or Rp 100,000, she said.

"The public will be required to pay Rp 2,700 per trip, while students will pay only Rp 2,000," she said.

Trans Jogja driver Saptono said the buses had been designed to ensure passenger safety and comfort.

"We hope the Trans Jogja will serve Yogyakarta's need for good public transportation," Saptono said.

The Trans Jogja is operated by PT Jogja Tugu Trans, owned by a consortium consisting of the Sleman Youth, Kopata, Aspada and Puskopkar cooperatives and state-owned transportation company Perum Damri.

Trans Jogja buses travel on dedicated busway lanes across the province, 16 hours a day, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m..

The consortium operate 54 air-conditioned buses with 34 seats each. As many as 67 shelters have been constructed across Yogyakarta at a cost of Rp 70 million each.

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