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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. …

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Jakarta Business District Floods After West Flood Canal Dike Collapses

Jakarta Globe, Ronna Nirmala & Lenny Tristia Tambun, January 17, 2013

A general view showing floodwater at Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in
Central Jakarta. (EPA Photo/Bagus Indahono)

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Central Jakarta’s business district flooded with water on Thursday after a 30-meter-long section of the West Flood Canal dike collapsed, the Jakarta Public Works Agency said.

Jakarta officials suspect the collapse was caused by surge of water sent into the canal after the Manggarai floodgate was opened hours earlier. The dike could not withstand the force of water, which flowed into the canal at 500 cubic meters per second, Jakarta Public Works Agency head Hendri said.

Homes and roads in the Menteng area were inundated with 1.5 meters of water late Thursday morning as floodwaters covered portions of Jalan Teluk Betung and Tosari. Jalan MH Thamrin and Jalan Sudirman were also underwater by Thursday afternoon.

Train service was cancelled in the greater Jakarta area after floods destroyed 40 meters of tracks near the Tanah Abang station, KAI spokesman Mateta Rizalulhaq said.

The train company is unable to fix the damaged tracks until the dike is repaired.

“We cannot fix the railway as long as the water is still there,” Mateta said. “It can only be done after it is dry.”

Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo visited the site at Thursday afternoon and urged the Ministry of Public Works to fix the dike while emergency funding is available.

“I will call on the Ministry of Public Works to fix this,” Joko said.

As long as the dike remains damaged, the flooding will continue along Jalan Thamrin and Jalan Sudirman, Hendri said.

“If it is not fixed, the floods… will keep on getting higher,” he said.

The agency plans to construct a temporary stone wall to try to stop some of the rushing water before crews begin making permanent repairs.

Jakarta will remain under emergency status until January 27.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, second left, and Foreign Minister
 Marty Natalegawa, left, roll up their pants as they inspect the inundated
 yard of the presidential palace in Central Jakarta. (Photo courtesy of

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Dreamliner woes turn into Boeing nightmare

Google - AFPVeronica Smith (AFP), 16 January 2013

A All Nippon Airways' Boeing 787 Dreamliner is pulled by a towing tractor
at Tokyo's Haneda airport on January 16, 2013 (AFP, Yoshikazu Tsuno)

WASHINGTON — Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is suffering serious teething problems that have grounded the plane in Japan and stoked market concerns about the US aerospace giant.
All Nippon Airways grounded its 787 fleet Wednesday after smoke in an electrical compartment forced an emergency landing, pending safety checks. Japan Airlines followed suit.

The two Japanese airlines account for roughly half of the 787s already in service, and Boeing had hoped their fleets would serve as a shop window for a new model on which it has staked much of its business strategy.

It was the seventh safety incident with the high-tech plane -- marketed by Boeing as the fuel-efficient future of aviation -- experienced by ANA and JAL in less than two weeks.

The mishaps included a fire in an unoccupied stationary aircraft, fuel leaks and a cracked cockpit windshield.

Until now the rash of problems had not dented investor confidence in the aerospace giant. Since the first incident this year, on January 7, until the market closed Tuesday, Boeing's share value had climbed 0.6 percent.

But on Wednesday, Boeing shares plunged more than 3.0 percent in morning trade in New York, weighing heavily on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

"The one thing that must send shudders through Boeing Co. management and its board is that the 787 Dreamliner could be taken out of service because of a series of accidents," said Douglas McIntyre of 24/

"Boeing engineers, aircraft experts and several Wall Street analysts have defended problems with the jet as routine for a new airplane. The power of those defenses is now over," he added, in a research note.

Boeing has staked its future on the all-new aircraft, which is heavily equipped with electronics and is 50 percent made with composite materials to boost fuel efficiency.

The Chicago-based company has ramped up 787 production to five airplanes per month and plans to make 10 a month by late 2013.

Boeing, which touts the 787 as the most successful commercial plane launch in the company's history, says it has more than 800 unfilled orders with 58 customers worldwide.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (AFP/Graphic)

24/7WallSt's McIntyre warned that the pileup of incidents could threaten Boeing's order book.

"Boeing must now contend with the issue that other large airlines that use the Dreamliner, or are about to take delivery, will ground the planes as well."

Rich Smith at The Motley Fool said "the facts about the Dreamliner's safety are starting to stack up -- and not in Boeing's favor."

Smith noted that the nearly 850 Dreamliners sold around the globe represent one out of every five airplanes in Boeing's mammoth 4,373-plane-long order backlog.

"None of this -- needless to say -- is going to be particularly good news for Boeing's 787 sales force," he added.

US regulators announced Friday an in-depth safety review of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner after an unusual number of safety incidents.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it was working with Boeing to fully review the critical systems of the 787, and both the FAA and Boeing expressed confidence in the plane.

After the ANA emergency landing, the FAA said it was "monitoring a preliminary report" of the incident and said it would be included in the FAA review of critical systems, including design, manufacture and assembly

Separately, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday it was sending an investigator to Japan to assist in the investigation of the incident being led by the Japan Transport Safety Board.

Deutsche Bank analysts said: "The hits just keep coming for the 787."

"The bigger issue is that FAA and Boeing want to walk away with 1) a safe airplane and 2) credibility in the initial certification process," they said.

Barclays analysts highlighted that with limited data and company commentary amid ongoing investigations in the US and Japan, "it could be difficult for shares to gain near-term traction."

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Second Boeing incident raises questions about 787

Google - AFP, 9 January 2013

The first 787 Dreamliner is delivered to Japan Airlines at Paine Field Airport 
in Everett, Washington on March 26, 2012 (Getty Images/AFP/File,
 Stephen Brashear)

BOSTON — A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 that was to fly to Tokyo was grounded in Boston Tuesday following a fuel spill, one day after another plane of the same type suffered a fire, government officials said.

"Japan Airlines flight 7 was leaking fuel" as it was taxiing before taking off, said Matthew Brelis, a spokesman for Massport, the local airport authority. Around 40 gallons of fuel spilled, according to Brelis.

Since the incident around midday, the spill has been stopped and the tarmac cleaned up, Brelis added.

The plane is currently being analyzed and the reasons for the problem are not yet known, said a spokesperson for JAL.

After the aircraft returned to the gate, passengers disembarked the aircraft, said the JAL spokeswoman.

It was the second incident involving a Boeing 787 in two days.

On Monday, a smoky fire broke out on another JAL aircraft of the same model after it landed in Boston from Japan.

A Boeing statement said it would be "premature" to discuss Monday's incident prior to a complete investigation.

The National Transportation Safety Board, which rushed three inspectors and a technical team to the sight, opened an official investigation into the Monday incident. The NTSB said the fire was the result of an electrical problem.

The two incidents come as Boeing accelerates production of its mid-sized, long-range Boeing 787 Dreamliner despite other recent incidents involving the plane.

The Boeing statement said Monday's incident was not analogous to the earlier cases.

"Nothing that we've seen in this case indicates a relationship to any previous 787 power system events, which involved power panel faults elsewhere in the aft electrical equipment bay," Boeing said.

JAL, along with fellow Japanese firm All Nippon Airways, is one of Boeing's most important clients, with 45 orders for the 787.