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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. …

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Govt plans to scrap 3-in-1 car pooling policy in Jakarta

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sat, 05/08/2010 11:00 AM

The central government plans to scrap the 3-in-1 rush hour car pooling regulation in the city and implement a retribution system instead, says a city official.

M. Akbar, head of traffic management at the Jakarta Transportation Agency, told The Jakarta Post on

Friday the government was still drafting the regulation for the implementation of the new retribution system policy.

“We are still unsure about when we can start imposing the new regulation,” Akbar said.

The 3-in-1 is a policy aimed at limiting the number of vehicles on the city’s main roads by stipulating that cars have at least three passengers in their car during rush hour.

The regulation applies to main thoroughfares such as Jl. Sudirman, Jl. Thamrin, Jl. S. Parman and Jl. Gatot Subroto.

The policy was introduced in 1994, but it has proved ineffective as drivers hire traffic jockeys to ride as temporary passengers in their cars so they comply with the regulation.

The government plans to implement a new retribution policy that will be paid by motorists and says it will start discussing the plan in June.

Under the initial plan, the retribution will be imposed on all cars using the current 3-in-1 restricted area. Later, the fee will be imposed on cars with less than three passengers, Elly Sinaga, the director for urban transport development at the Transportation Ministry, told

During that stage, the authority will need to install special devices to detect the number of passengers in a car.

The government still doesn’t know how much investment will be needed to implement the regulation, but it has proposed that each car pay Rp 20,000 to use Jakarta’s main thoroughfares during rush hour.

The Indonesian Consumer Protection Foundation (YLKI) supports the plan, but has reminded the government not to use the policy to generate revenue rather than solve the city’s traffic problems.

With the new policy, the government should focus on efforts to improve the quality of the mass transportation in Jakarta, said Sudaryatmo from the YLKI.

“The policy should not only aim at limiting the number of cars, but also at creating a better transportation system,” Sudaryatmo said.

“It will be useless if the government tells people not to use private cars, but doesn’t offer any alternatives,” he added.

So far, Jakarta only has TransJakarta, a public bus system that uses a special lane.

But the existing system is considered incapable of providing public transport for the city’s population, while grand plans to build a subway and monorail have thus far been abandoned.

Private employee Krisdyan Widagdo Adhi, 29, said he welcomed the government’s plan.

“I hope this policy will deter people from using cars on main streets. I don’t mind paying if the traffic is smooth,” he said.

Krisdyan has refused to use his car to travel to his office on Jl. Zainul Arifin in West Jakarta, from

his house in Bintaro, South Jakarta, because of the bad traffic on Jl. Sudirman.

He currently rides his motorbike to his office.

However, Krisdyan hoped the new policy was not a short-term solution, saying the city desperately needed a reliable public transportation system.

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