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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. …

Friday, January 23, 2009

Council nods on 20% fare cut

Fri, 01/23/2009 4:03 PM, The Jakarta Post 

After a week of a debacle over the reduction of public transportation fares following the recent fuel price cuts, the City Council finally approved Thursday a cut of Rp 500 or 20 percent, for minivan and regular bus fares. 

Once the reduction is enacted, the fares will be the same as before the fuel price hikes in May last year. “Fares for limited-seat and economy-class buses will be reduced to Rp 2,000 [from current Rp 2,500], while fares for minivans will be axed to Rp 2,500 [from Rp 3,000],” council’s deputy speaker Dani Anwar said. 

Dani said the decision was final since it had been agreed upon by the council during the meeting of council leaders on Thursday. 

“The decision is also in line with the recommendation made by the City Transportation Council that represents relevant parties, including public transport operators and the administration,” he said.

The transportation council had earlier recommended a cut of Rp 500. 

According to Dani, the council would submit the decree to Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo, who is expected to immediately enact the new tariff. 

He said the public transport operators should comply with the new tariff because those operators had been involved in the discussion before the council made its decision.  

Governor Fauzi Bowo said that his administration would announce the cut on Friday. 

The cut, however, is higher than the administration’s proposal of 10,33 percent, or between Rp 200 and Rp 400. The Jakarta chapter of the Organization of Land Transportation Owners (Organda) said earlier that it would go along with the administration’s plan, but would oppose higher cuts, stating that public transport operators are coping with soaring expenses. 

Organda secretary TR Panjaitan said that his organization would reject the new tariff. 

“Should the governor impose the new fare cuts, we will go on strike,” he said. 

Separately, transportation experts from the Indonesian Transportation Society (MTI) called on the administration to draw up a standard formula to calculate all public transportation fares, in order to provide certainty to all parties and avoid unnecessary disputes. 

“There should be a standard mechanism to determine public transportation tariffs, so that the administration and the operators could easily adjust the tariff without getting involved in lengthy debates,” said MTI member Harya Setyaka. 

He urged the government to overhaul the land transportation system in the city for the sake of better services to passengers, saying that the current system of transportation was unmanageable. 

“Among the problems to address are inefficient bus routes, unaccountable ticketing systems and illegal fees”, he said.  

Citing the Transjakarta busway, Harya suggested the administration adapt a similar system for managing all the other regular bus services in the city.

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