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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. …

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Fuel price down, bus fares likely stay the same

Agnes Winarti, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 01/13/2009 12:50 PM  

Despite a further expected cut in fuel prices within the next few days, public transportation fares in Jakarta will likely remain unchanged, a meeting of the city's land transportation organization (Organda) concluded Monday. 

Organda's Jakarta secretary, T.R. Panjaitan, said that based on the group's operating cost calculations, the presumed fuel price cut would have little effect on fares. 

"Bear in mind even though fuel prices might go down, the local currency's recent poor performance against the US dollar has raised spare part prices by 20 percent," he said. 

He added there were 11 factors to be considered in the calculation, so a cut in one did not automatically mean an overall decrease in fares. 

"Not to mention the illegal fees charged by corrupt police officers, transportation agency officials and thugs in bus terminals," he added. 

However, he said Organda would respond by improving service quality and passenger comfort, rather than cutting fares. 

"We'll improve service, for instance by requiring all*our drivers to wear*uniforms and to drop passengers off only at the appropriate shelters," he said. 

In response to Organda's refusal to lower the current fares, Jakarta Deputy Governor Prijanto said the issue was still under discussion. 

As for unauthorized fees for corrupt officials and police officers, Prijanto encouraged drivers to refuse to pay such fees. 

At City Hall, Governor Fauzi Bowo said that if the government decided to cut fuel prices again, then public transportation fares must follow suit. 

City councilor Ben Sitompul said a 20 percent reduction in the current fares was reasonable, following a 25 percent drop in the global oil price, from US$150 to US$40. 

M. Tauchid, head of thetransportation agency, said fares could be cut by Rp 200 (2 US cents). 

If the government does cut fuel prices soon, it will be the third time in the last two months. In December last year, the government cut fuel prices, but fares remained unchanged. (hdt)

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