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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

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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. …

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Foton China eyes RI's lucrative auto market

Mustaqim Adamrah, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 12/11/2008 10:40 AM  

Chinese automaker Beiqi Foton Motor Co. Ltd. is attempting to directly penetrate the Indonesian automotive market by assembling its View Extra Large Cabin (XLC) here despite the global economic downturn. 

With a total investment of Rp 208 billion (US$17.53 million), Beiqi's authorized distributor PT Foton Mobilindo is to start marketing an estimated 1,500 units of Foton View XLC next year, Foton Mobilindo sales and marketing director Frans Harsono announced Wednesday. 

Foton Mobilindo is a subsidiary of Modern Group -- film, property and electronics empire. 

Frans said the Rp 208 billion investment would be spent on assembly costs and initial investments worth Rp 120 billion and on the establishment of 11 main dealers for after-sales service. 

"Foton (Mobilindo) is working with (general automotive assembler) PT Gaya Motor, using the latter's assembly plant to produce a maximum of 25 units per day," he said during the announcement. 

He said the production of multi-purpose vehicle (MVP) Foton View XLC had begun since early this month and sales were expected to start early next year. 

"We'll start marketing Foton View in January (2009), with a sales target of 1,500 units for the first year of our sales," Frans said. 

"We hope the economic crisis will not severely hit the Indonesian automotive market." 

Run on diesel, Foton View XLC is produced in three different types and is equipped with a 2,700-cubic centimeter engine and a maximum of 15 seats. 

The Foton View XLC price is tagged between Rp 170 million and Rp 220 million per unit. 

Multi-purpose vehicle Foton View XLC will compete with other cars in its class, such as the KIA Pregio, Isuzu Elf and Hyundai H1. 

Besides Foton View XLC, Frans said, Foton Mobilindo was also considering selling the Foton Midia type in the low MVP class -- to the Indonesian domestic market by the end of 2009. 

He said his parent company had been marketing Foton Midi, which carries a 1,300-cc or 1,600-cc engine, back in China. 

Foton Midi will compete with market controllers Toyota Avanza (with 1,300-cc and 1,500-cc engines) and Daihatsu Xenia (with 1,000-cc and 1,300-cc engines). 

The Industry Ministry's land transportation industry director Panggah Susanto said he expected Foton to increase its investment.

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