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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, April 12, 2008

Maintenance testing for public transit up in smoke

Mustaqim Adamrah, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sat, 04/12/2008 11:17 AM

City officials have failed to enforce the roadworthiness test for Jakarta's often-smokey public transportation vehicles, Deputy Governor Prijanto said Friday.

He said public transportation entrepreneurs often tried to cheat the system by temporarily replacing their defective auto parts "only to pass the test".

"Public transportation owners often replace their faulty auto parts that are being subjected to the test with others that are still in good shape," he said at City Hall.

"But they will soon return their faulty parts after they pass the test and receive their certificates. That's why we can still see thick, black smoke fuming from public transportation," he said.

Prijanto's comments came in the wake a recent finding by the Roadworthiness Test Center in Pulo Gadung, East Jakarta. The center is privately run but appointed by the city administration to conduct the test.

On Thursday, the center revealed that only 73,811 public transportation vehicles out of the 88,000 traveling in the city have passed the test recently.

The head of the center, Lukman Iskandar, said the center's records showed there were 6,012 vehicles that had not undergone the test.

Among the 6,012 vehicles, city-owned PPD buses accounted for 1,982 and Steady Safe made up 608, Lukman said, as quoted by

Critics have said the test has been corrupted by officials collecting illegal fees, while public transportation owners engage in bribery.

According to a 1999 ordinance on city fees and taxes, public transportation owners have to pay Rp 78,500 (US$8.54) for the mandatory test, which must be taken every six months.

The test comprises of eight aspects, including tire shape and pressure, lamps, the condition of the brakes, engine, windows and windshield and emission quality.

Prijanto said he had called on the city transportation agency to be stricter in enforcing the law.

"I have asked them to be tough on this matter. Vehicles found defective must be garaged," he said.

Riza Hashim, the head of the traffic and public transportation management department at the agency, said staff shortages had been the cause of poor enforcement.

"There are only 616 agency officials. And they are deployed to manage the busway system and illegal parking," Riza said.

"None of them have focused on the roadworthiness test for public transportation," he said.

Riza said the agency's officials still enforced the bylaw by seizing public vehicles found traveling around the city without their certificates.

Meanwhile, the secretary of Commission B on Economic Affairs at the City Council, Nurmansjah Lubis, said he was concerned about the agency's inability to enforce the bylaw.

"It's ironic if the agency has no strong commitment to enforce the law," he said.

"It's so obvious that public vehicles continue to emit black fumes," he said. "The agency should have revoked their operating licenses for failing the test."

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