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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. …

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Car terminal expansion project on track

Mustaqim Adamrah, The Jakarta Post, JAKARTA | Sat, 03/21/2009 1:04 PM

Going up in the world: Busy cranes and ships at the Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta. On Friday state port operator PT Pelindo II said that despite a gloomy forecast outlook for Indonesia’s car industry, the construction work on the new extension to the car terminal at the Tanjung Priok port, under pressure for more space to be made available, is already 80 percent completed and the job is likely to be finished in April, one month ahead of schedule. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

Despite a gloomy outlook for Indonesia’s car industry amid the global economic downturn, the expansion of the car terminal at the Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta is not slowing down and is set for completion within the next two months now that almost 80 percent of the works are completed.

State seaport operator PT Pelindo II said it had finished 79.85 percent of the construction so far and may even finish all the project in April, a month earlier than the initial target.

“We are asked to expedite the construction, and our contractor Hutama Karya says it can finish its work by April,” Pelindo II president director Abdullah Saefuddin said when welcoming Vice President Jusuf Kalla, who was inspecting the progress of the construction of the new car terminal.

Kalla was accompanied by Transportation Minister Jusman Syafii Djamal, State Minister for State-Owned Enterprises Sofyan Djalil and Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro.

Saefuddin said Pelindo II was expanding the area of the car terminal, which was first inaugurated on Nov. 29, 2007, by an additional 5 hectares.

Currently, the car terminal spans 12 hectares and can accommodate 3,500 cars. The 5-hectare addition will mean that it will be able to accommodate another 2,500 cars.

Saefuddin said Pelindo II was now even ready to start on the second phase of its expansion plan.

“We’re ready to start our second expansion project of 3.6 ha, located in Kali Baru,” he said.

“The Jakarta administration has started acquiring the land,” he said.

Pelindo II plans to eventually expand the car terminal up to 40 hectares, according to Saefuddin.

The expansion is necessary, he said, because car exports and imports through the Tanjung Priok port would continue to increase and would reach 550,000 units by 2011, since the current economic slowdown would only be temporary.

He said that the expansion was also on the specific request of Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu, as well as other port users.

“Yard Occupancy Ratio stood at above 90 percent in the last three months,” Saefuddin said.

Through the port, 99,655 cars were exported and 88,435 cars were imported in 2008, while 15,358 cars were exported and 4,294 cars were imported from the beginning of the year to last Monday, according to Pelindo II data.

The automotive industry is facing hard times amid the global economic downturn, which has severely hit global demand and forced giant global car makers to shut down and layoff, or even dismiss, their workers.

According to Indonesian Automotive Industry Association (Gaikindo) data, car sales reached 66,136 in the first two months this year, a drop of 25.6 percent from 88,887 recorded in the same period last year.

Gaikindo vice chairman Johnny Darmawan had forecast that car sales will plunge 26.1 percent in the first quarter this year, compared to the same quarter last year.

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