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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 20, 2010

Migrant Workers May Soon Join The Flying Public

Jakarta Globe, Anita Rachman & Putri Prameshwari

After years of alarming complaints of extortion and harassment at the infamous airport terminal for returning Indonesian migrant workers, the government announced a pilot scheme on Tuesday giving workers the option of using the public terminal.

Iskandar Maula, director of overseas workers at the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, said workers returning from overseas would soon be allowed to arrive and leave through Terminal 2 at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, just like ordinary Indonesians and foreigners.

He said the scheme would begin “within months,” after coordination between several government departments and state airport operator PT Angkasa Pura.

There would also be a special desk at Terminal 2 for returning workers to file complaints against their foreign employers for nonpayment of wages, emotional or physical abuse and other problems, as well as to file complaints against their Indonesian recruitment agencies, he added.

Iskandar said the scheme would initially only be open to migrants workers in Hong Kong and Taiwan because they rarely experienced problems abroad.

A recent surprise inspection of Selapajang, the special migrants-only terminal also known as Terminal TKI, found one returned worker who had been waiting at the airport for 13 days because of “issues with travel and insurance agencies,” he said. “We cannot let this happen.”

Labor activists have regularly raised their concerns over Terminal TKI, saying that segregating migrant workers from regular airline passengers is discrimination and that the terminal is a black hole of corruption, extortion and robbery.

Returning workers, they say, must pay exorbitant rates for transport home as they are not allowed to be picked up by family members. Minivan drivers at the terminal have even been accused of robbing their passengers, who are carrying months’ worth of wages, and leaving them stranded by the side of the road.

Wahyu Susilo, a public policy analyst with advocacy group Migrant Care, welcomed the scheme, saying the move would reduce the chances of migrant workers being targeted for extortion.

“They are citizens of Indonesia, why should they be discriminated against?” he said.

Jamaluddin, a coordinator from the Indonesian Migrant Workers Union (SBMI), however, slammed the announcement, saying it was a publicity stunt as part of the government’s 100-day program and was unlikely to be continued in the long term.

He said the ministry should allow all overseas workers to use Terminal 2, not just those working in Hong Kong and Taiwan. “What about our migrant workers in the Middle East?” he said. “Are they too stupid to be allowed into the public terminal?”

There are currently 4.3 million Indonesians working in 42 countries, according to the National Board for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Overseas Workers (BNP2TKI). The figure, however, does not include an estimated two to four million working abroad illegally.

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