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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, June 21, 2008

Passengers can demand compensation for flight delays

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Fri, 06/20/2008 10:33 AM

With the signing of a new decree from the transportation minister, airline passengers can now demand compensation for delayed flights.

The Transportation Ministry's director general for air transportation Budhi Mulyawan Suyitno said the regulation, which revises a 2004 regulation, was aimed at disciplining airlines to meet their schedules.

"The minister signed the regulation last week, and we have asked the Indonesian National Air Carriers Association (INACA) to introduce it to airline companies," Budhi told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.

With the new regulation, "Airlines will no longer mistreat their passengers. They won't promise something to passengers if they cannot deliver," Budhi said.

The new regulation says that for a 30 to 90-minute delay, an airline must provide refreshments for passengers, and for a 90 to 180-minute delay, they must additionally provide main courses and find alternate flights for passengers.

For delays of more than 180 minutes, "Airlines should find alternate flights, and if they fail to do that, they must provide passengers with accommodation," Budhi said.

The regulation, however, is toothless as it does not provide any sanction for violations.

Budhi said that all delays and failures to provide compensation would be recorded and affect the airlines' quarterly assessment by the ministry.

"Bad reports will make it difficult for them to register for extra flights, for example," Budhi said.

Budhi said that national carriers had gained bad reputations due to their inability to stick to schedules.

"This regulation will discipline them, telling them that if they can't operate well, then don't enter this industry," he said.

Garuda spokesman Ikhsan Rosaan said that providing compensation to passengers was nothing new to the state-owned airline company.

"We already have a similar policy on compensation for delayed flights. For example, for a delay of more than two hours, we provide refreshments and lunch for passengers," Ikhsan said.

Moreover, "We don't see it as a regulation, but part of our services to passengers," he said, adding that Garuda had appointed insurance firm PT Asuransi Jasa Indonesia (Jasindo) to deal with customers' rights, including compensations for flight delays.

Mandala Airlines head of corporate communications Trisia Megawati said, "We have our own internal regulations that more than cover the regulations". (dia)

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