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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. …

Monday, December 15, 2008

Flight ban may be lifted as early as March: Official

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 12/15/2008 10:38 AM  

Indonesian airliners may be allowed to fly in European airspace by as early as March next year, with the government claiming of making significant improvement in safety measures as required by the European Commission, an official said Sunday. 

"We hope the European Commission meeting in March next year can (lead to the lifting) of the flight ban," Budi Mulyawan Suyitno, the Transportation Ministry's director general of air transportation, said at a press conference. 

The EC imposed the flight ban in mid-2007 on all Indonesian airlines due to safety concerns, following a series of fatal accidents involving Indonesian airplanes. 

In response, Indonesia decided to delay signing a much-anticipated partnership and cooperation agreement (PCA) with the EU, and a comprehensive partnership agreement with the Netherlands. 

The EC is the EU's executive branch, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU's treaties and the general day-to-day running of the EU. 

Recommendations from two EU countries are sufficient to impose a flight ban, but approval from all 27 member states is needed to lift a ban. 

According to Budi, 69 of 121 EU findings on the Indonesian aviation industry were related to air safety. 

"We are confident about settling all of the findings before March next year," Budi said. 

He added five major EU countries had announced their commitment to help lift the ban. 

"Germany, France and the Netherlands will help us improve aviation safety, while the UK will advise us on regulatory systems, and Sweden on aviation industry planning," he said. 

However, the Transportation Ministry has rejected calls by the EU to turn its air safety directorate into an independent agency to help the nation's aviation safety become more professional. 

The Air Safety Certification Directorate (DSKU) currently falls under the ministry's directorate general for air transportation. 

The EC says its current ban on Indonesian airliners from European airspace has a lot to do with shortcomings in terms of safety standards, in particular the country's air safety regulator. 

Meanwhile, the ministry remains upbeat the local airline industry can still record high growth of 10 percent in terms of passengers next year, despite a slowdown in the global economy. 

"Indonesian airlines have been able to maintain their load factor by an average of 80 percent this year despite rising ticket prices," Budi said. 

Indonesia currently has 14 airlines operating 739 airplanes, a 36.3 percent increase on the 542 planes recorded in 2007. The airlines serve 167 domestic routes connecting 87 cities. 

The ministry forecasts domestic passenger numbers this year to reach 46.34 million, up by 18.3 percent from 39.2 million last year. Overseas passenger numbers are predicted to rise by a slight 5.64 percent to 3.37 million this year, from 3.19 million last year. 

Emirsyah Satar, president director of national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, said the industry was forecast to book 10 percent growth in revenue next year, compared to the usual 15 percent. 

Garuda is eyeing Rp 15 trillion (US$1.28 billion) in revenue and around $300 million in operating profits this year. (hwa)

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