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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, March 13, 2009

Council gives nod to MRT deal

The Jakarta Post, Fri, 03/13/2009 2:54 PM   

The City Council has signalled it will give the Jakarta administration the go-ahead to sign an agreement with the government for US$450 million for the construction of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project. 

Syamsidar Siregar, from the council's Commission A on governance, said the council would scrutinize the agreement before making a formal decision. 

"We basically agree with the project, but we should be careful about receiving the loan. We want to know the details," she told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. 

"We want to know whether the loan might affect the city budget or not." 

She added councilors were afraid the government would renege on its responsibility to pay back the loan, thus putting the burden on the city administration instead. 

"We have learned from the past. There have been cases like that, and so we demand transparency on this project," she said. 

"We just want to make sure *the agreement* does not affect the city budget," said Syamsidar, adding the council would announce its decision this month. 

The development of the MRT in the capital will be funded by a four-loan package worth a total of 118 billion yen ($1.1 billion) from the Japanese government. 

The city administration will sign an agreement with the government to receive $450 million, which will be the second package in the loan deal. 

Some 4 billion yen of the 48.15 billion yen fund will be used to hire consultants, while the remainder will go toward construction, which is targeted to start in 2011. 

PT MRT Jakarta (MRTJ) corporate director Eddi Santosa said construction work was initially scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2010. 

"We hope to sign the $450 million loan agreement with the government by the end of March. But we first need the city council's approval to sign the agreement," he said. 

"The Transportation Ministry is working on the basic design, which will take about 12 months to complete. 

"Soon after the basic design is ready, we will hold a bidding process, which will take another five to six months." 

The 14.5-kilometer MRT route - linking Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta to Dukuh Atas in Central Jakarta - is targeted to be completed within five years after the start of construction. 

The route will start at Lebak Bulus, pass through Jl. Fatmawati, Jl. Cipete Raya, Jl. Haji Nawi, Blok M, Jl. Sisingamangaraja, Senayan, Istora and Bendungan Hilir, and end at Setiabudi. 

Some 4 hectares of land will have to be acquired for the depot in Lebak Bulus. 

The administration has already allocated Rp 40 billion from its 2009 budget to acquire the land this year and to start construction work on the depot. 

- JP/ Triwik Kurniasari - JP

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