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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, September 10, 2013

Toyota’s Low-Cost Green Cars Agya, Ayla Start Drive on Indonesia’s Streets

Jakarta Globe, Carla Isati Octama & Tito Summa Siahaan, September 10, 2013

A Daihatsu Ayla at the 2012 Indonesia International Motor Show in
Kemayoran, Jakarta. (JG Photo/Jurnasyanto Sukarno)

A year after the initial announcement, Japanese car manufacturer Toyota Motor and Astra International, Indonesia’s largest car distributor, introduced their low-cost and environmentally friendly vehicles on Monday and estimated that there would be sales of more than 30,000 units this year.

The cars — Astra Toyota Agya and Astra Daihatsu Ayla — have qualified for the government’s low-cost green car (LCGC) policy, which excludes the luxury tax on such cheap and environmentally friendly cars by between 25 percent and 100 percent.

Agya and Ayla are developed and produced by Astra Daihatsu Motor, Daihatsu’s joint venture with Astra International in Indonesia. Daihatsu is part of the Toyota group.

Both cars were modeled at the Indonesia International Motor Show in September last year with a price tag below Rp 100 million ($8,950), attracting tens of thousands of orders from customers in Indonesia. But the government was not able to complete the LCGC technical regulations — on which the cars’ cheap price relies — until July, substantially delaying production.

Now the companies have placed high hopes on the cars to boost sales this year.

“We are confident that the Agya, a car designed specifically to meet the needs of Indonesian consumers, will be popular,” said Johnny Darmawan, Toyota Astra Motor’s president director.

“The sale price for the Agya will range from Rp 99 million to Rp 120 million, with monthly sales target in 2013 of 5,000 units,” Johnny said.

“We hope Astra Daihatsu Ayla can contribute to the growth of car market and industry in Indonesia as expected by the government when they issued the LCGC regulation,” Sudirman MR, Astra Daihatsu Motor’s president director, said.

Toto Suryana, chief operation officer at Astra International, said the company expected Ayla — which will be sold at between Rp 76 million to Rp 107 million — to reach 16,000 units sales by the end of this year.

He said production had begun last week and consumers should expect to begin receiving the cars in the next two weeks.

The Agya and Ayla join other jointly developed TMC-Daihatsu vehicles on the Indonesian market, such as the Toyota “Avanza” and the Daihatsu “Xenia”.

Data released by the Association of Indonesian Automotive Industries (Gaikindo) showed sales were up 12 percent to 601,952 units in the first half of the year. The group of 42 members has forecast car sales this year to hit 1.1 million units, matching last year’s result but suggesting a slowdown in the second half of the year.

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