More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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Volkswagen emissions scandal

Iran's 'catastrophic mistake': Speculation, pressure, then admission

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Analsyts say it is irresponsible to link the crash of a Ukraine International Airline Boeing 737-800 to the 737 MAX accidents (AFP Photo/INA FASSBENDER)

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

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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, April 7, 2010

EU visa deal will ease travel for millions

Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 6 April 2010 - 4:20pm, by Vanessa Mock

The long bureaucratic nightmare of applying for a visa to travel to the European Union became a thing of the past over the weekend. From now on, millions of travellers will be able to get in and around the 22 EU countries that are part of the Schengen zone a lot more easily.

No borders

Just one visa is now required to travel within the Schengen Area, a zone with no internal borders that also includes non-EU members Norway, Iceland and Switzerland. Previously, foreigners encountered problems with many of the new EU member states such as Poland, Latvia and Slovakia, all of which required a separate visa.

The European Commission says the changes are designed to make life "simpler and fairer" for travellers, though they will not apply to anyone looking to stay longer than 90 days. In 2008, around ten million visa requests were received for Schengen Area countries.

Truckers and traders

Life should also become simpler for people such as lorry drivers and small traders who need to weave in and out of the EU on a regular basis, as they will be granted multiple-entry permits more easily. The waiting time for the document should also, in theory, go down to a maximum of four weeks.

However, there are limits: The United Kingdom and Ireland have both opted out of Schengen and Bulgaria, Cyprus, Romania are not yet part of it. All these countries therefore still require separate visas.

Activists go free

Although many non-EU countries, such as Macedonia and Russia, already have visa arrangements in place with the EU, the new code will make a big difference to countries such as Belarus, which is frozen out due to its autocratic regime. In the past, this has made it hard for traders and pro-democracy activists to visit the EU, especially as the visa fee of 60 euros was the same as a month's salary.

People taking part in NGO-sponsored events and people aged 25 or under will now pay nothing, while children will pay 35 euros instead of the standard 60 euro fee.

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