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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. …

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Plug-in hybrids may outpace other new-energy cars in China

Want China Times, Staff Reporter, 19 May 2013

A new-energy car show in Jinan, Shandong province. (Photo/Xinhua)

Electric cars continue to face cooling global sales, while many in China debate which way the country should go forward with its own energy development, reports the China Youth Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Youth League.

Some industry insiders say that China should continue developing electric cars, while others say that they should be abandoned in favor of hybrid cars. The government plans to subsidize both electric and hybrid cars according to their oil-saving ratio divided by 16 degrees, with the minimum subsidy as high as 3,000 yuan (US$490) per car, but the specifics of the plan have yet to be revealed.

There are currently three types of new energy vehicles in development: electric cars, which uses electrical energy stored in batteries or another energy storage device; plug-in hybrids, which combines an internal combustion engine with rechargeable batteries; and conventional hybrids, which has an internal combustion engine and can save energy, but cannot be recharged.

Plug-in hybrid cars have been the main focus and priority for research and development, according to industry insiders, while some ventures continue to explore possibilities for both electric cars and hybrids, such as Toyota and PSA Peugeot-Citroen.

Dr Herbert Diess, a BMW director in charge of research and development, said that plug-in hybrids will be a very good choice for future development, because it can satisfy the needs of short-distance and longer-distance travel. BMW's new i3 electric cars are targeting the needs in drivers in larger cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, but it's not the best choice for long-distance travel, Diess said.

Volkswagen said it will focus on developing plug-in hybrids and will soon mass produce its Porche Panamera and Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid cars. The German automaker will also continue to develop electric cars, and will soon commence production of its Volkswagen up! and e-Gold models.

Mercedes-Benz has been comparatively conservative regarding the outlook for electric cars, the China Youth Daily said, but the company will introduce an S-series of plug-in hybrids, and is cooperating with the Chinese automaker BYD to develop an electric car.

Ford Motors, which is now the second-largest US hybrid carmaker with a market share of 15%, said it is developing both electric cars and plug-in hybrids, adding that once China's new-energy car market has chosen its direction, Ford will be able to immediately introduce its products into the market.

BYD, China's most experienced carmaker in the electric car field, has also adopted a strategy to develop plug-in hybrids for the private passenger-car market, and also develop electric passenger cars and buses to target the public transportation markets.

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