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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. …

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

S. Jakarta’s cycle lane plan affects several streets

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 01/05/2010 10:36 AM

Cyclists living in South Jakarta will be the first to enjoy bicycle lanes, which will be built on several routes across the municipality.

The South Jakarta administration’s website says the first cycle lane will go from Jl. Lebak Bulus to Jl. Pondok Metro. It then passes Jl. Kyai Maja to Jl. Sisingamaraja.

South Jakarta Mayor Syahrul Effendi said that he planned to extend the bicycle lane to Jl. Jend. Sudirman and Jl. Setiabudi in Karet Kuningan subdistrict.

According to the City Traffic Police Chief Sr. Comr. Condro Kirono, the lane will be 0.5 to 1 meter wide.

“From Jl. Lebak Bulus to Jl. Sisingamaraja route, there will be a specially marked section on sidewalks.

For area with narrow sidewalks like the Kuningan area, the lane will occupy a space in the street,” Condro told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

Rivo Pamudji, a spokesman for Bike to Work (B2W) welcomed this.

“We appreciate the initiative of South Jakarta municipality,” said Rivo.

Rivo added that about 500 members of B2W who lived in the South Jakarta and Tangerang areas used the routes to travel to their offices.

“We do not need an exclusive lane like the busway lane [on sidewalks]. In the streets, where cars and motorcycles do not want to give way to bikers, we truly need a specially marked lane for bicycles,” he said.

Nirwono Joga, a landscape architect, questioned using sidewalks.

“I agree the city need bicycle lanes. But, I think these routes are too crowded. The sidewalks are too narrow to be used by both pedestrians and bikers,” he said.

Nirwono said that in Kuningan sidewalks are only a half meter wide and streets four meters wide.

“The sidewalks are too narrow and the streets are also narrow. There is a busway lane there and I think to add a bicycle lane will cause more congestion,” Nirwono said.

“It will be more effective to make bicycle lanes from residential areas to busway shelters and train stations. The bikers can also use environmental friendly public transportation systems,” he said.

Nirwono added that building a bicycle lane on the sidewalks along Jl. Lebak Bulus to Jl. Sisingamaraja was not a good idea.

“Only a sidewalk 6 meters wide could be used by pedestrian and bikers. The sidewalks are not only too narrow, but dangerous for bikers. There are so many holes,” he said.

“Also, so many public facilities such as electricity poles, phone cables and water pipes are built near the sidewalks. At least 12 city agencies control these facilities,” he said.

The City Transportation Agency traffic management chief Muhammad Akbar said the South Jakarta municipality’s plan should be appreciated since they had moved ahead of the provincial administration.

“We are still in the process of making a bicycle lane master plan. The municipality has planned to finish the lane this year,” Akbar said.

“I have not learned the details. However, I hope that it would be in line with the master plan,” he said.

According to Akbar, the city administration’s master plan says that there should be three kinds of bicycle lanes in the city. First, the bicycle lanes should be built on sidewalks which are more than 6 meter wide. Second, the lanes should be allocated some space in the streets which are not too crowded.

Third, the lanes should be built in green strips alongside railways, rivers and canals. (mrs)

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