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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, February 9, 2009

Logistic firms pin hopes on domestic orders

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 02/09/2009 6:26 PM  

The logistics sector, which absorbs the most workers after the manufacturing sector, is relying heavily on growth in the domestic market this year. 

As the global economic downturn erodes demand for imports and exports, the Indonesian Logistics Association (ALI) expects the majority of growth in orders to come from the local market. 

And with the elections looming large, the association's high hopes for domestic orders seem justified, ALI chairman Zaldy Ilham Masita said Saturday. 

"We are optimistic that we'll see 10 percent growth in domestic demand this year, because of the upcoming elections," he said. 

Past experience shows that elections have proved a major boost for transactions that involve logistics services. 

The country is gearing up for legislative elections in April and a presidential election in July. 

In addition, "Indonesia's population of more than 220 million people is also a potential and vast market that will contribute to growth in the domestic demands," Zaldy said. 

Still, the expected growth in domestic orders is relatively low compared to last year's growth of 17 percent. 

On orders related to imports and exports, the industry may see zero growth, with a strong possibility of a descent into negative territory, as the impact of the global downturn peaks at the start of the second half of this year. 

"Exports orders have been declining since the October crisis, and most manufacturing companies are also reducing imports of raw materials because of the high costs," Zaldy said. 

Last week, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) announced that December exports had plunged 20 percent from a year earlier as overseas demand dwindled, emulating the declining trend in the last three months of 2008. 

Despite growing worries of mass layoffs this year, the ALI expects that absorbance of new employees will still grow by 3 to 5 percent, down from last year's figure of more than 10 percent. 

"We will still see some growth in employment because the logistics sector is very intensive in terms of workforce. Our workers range from truck drivers and warehouse operators, to laborers and other semi-skilled workers," Zaldy said. 

He added most of the jobs created would be for semi-skilled laborers, at a time when most firms were being more selective in hiring skilled laborers. 

To cope with the deepening global crisis, he went on, small logistics firms would consider merging. 

The logistics sector absorbs not only huge number of workers, but also contributes at least 20 percent to the country's GDP. 

Infrastructure is still considered the main challenge for the future growth of the industry. 

"What we need is adequate infrastructure that will ensure the fast and safe transportation of logistics," Zaldy said. 

Under a blueprint on national logistics, recently drafted by the Office of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy, the government will speed up the development of the logistics industry. 

Among other things, the blueprint mandates the establishment of a Logistics Committee tasked with coordinating among related ministries, and the formulation of action plans. 

The blueprint will also lay down concrete efforts to make the industry more efficient and reduce logistics costs. (fmb)

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