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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. …

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Loose screws not enough to make planes grounded

The Jakarta Post
, Jakarta | Sat, 03/28/2009 1:34 PM

The Transportation Ministry has dismissed as "insignificant" loose screws, broken lights and other technical flaws found in several of the 21 passenger planes it checked on Thursday.

"The flaws found were insignificant," Yurlis Hasibuan, airworthy certification director at the Transportation Ministry's air transportation directorate general, told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

"According to our standards, those planes are airworthy."

The country has experienced a slew of aircraft accidents in the past few years. In 2007, 10 such incidents occurred, prompting the European Commission to ban all Indonesian airlines from EU airspace.

The deadliest accident involved a Boeing 737-400 belonging to the now defunct Adam Air, which went missing on its way to Manado, North Sulawesi, from Surabaya, East Java on Jan. 1 last year.

Yurlis said his office on Thursday checked 21 planes belonging to low-cost airlines such as Mandala, Sriwijaya Air, Lion Air and Batavia Air at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta.

The inspection team found several technical faults such as loose screws on a Lion Air plane's underbelly.

"The screws were immediately screwed back into place, to prevent metal slabs from coming off the plane's underside," he said.

Last year, six metal slabs from a Batavia Air plane fell and damaged roofs in Tangerang, Banten province, during its flight.

Thursday's inspection also revealed broken emergency lights meant to guide passengers to the plane's exits.

The team also found several planes with malfunctioning auxiliary power units.

"Any malfunction of this unit will force the plane to use ground power for takeoff.

"This will need to be fixed within 10 days or the plane will have to be grounded," Yurlis explained.

He added some of the planes that were checked Thursday had been used for more than 20 years, especially the Boeing 737-200 types.

Boeing 737 planes feature prominently in the litany of Indonesian aircraft accidents.

Besides the 2007 Adam Air case, a Boeing 737 belonging to the country's flag carrier Garuda Indonesia crash-landed in Yogyakarta in March that same year, killing 21 passengers.

The latest Boeing 737 case was the emergency landing of a Sriwijaya Air plane at Hang Nadim Airport in Batam, its journey cut short by engine failure.

Transportation Minister Jusman Syafii Djamal commented earlier this week that the ministry had advised Sriwijaya to replace its outdated Boeing 737-200 planes with newer models before the accident occurred.

The minister also called for higher taxes to be imposed on old planes, in an attempt to shorten the average working period of the country's aircraft to 15 years from the current 35 years. (dis)

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