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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, April 5, 2014

Airbus gears up for assembly of A320neo in Tianjin

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2014-04-05

Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Bregier answers questions at a press
 conference introducing the Airbus A330-300 in Beijing, Sept. 25, 2013.
(File photo/Xinhua)

The year 2016 will mark the opening of a new chapter for the Tianjin plant of France-based aircraft manufacturer Airbus, which will begin gearing up for assembly of the A320neo, the company's new model set to make its maiden flight later this year.

The Tianjin plant has been assembling A320 aircraft since it became Airbus's third assembly line in 2008 after plants in Toulouse — where the company is headquartered — and Hamburg. Airbus has a 51% stake in the Tianjin plant, formally called Airbus (Tianjin) Final Assembly Co, while the remainder is held by the Tianjin Free Trade Zone and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China.

Workers at the plant assemble planes from parts shipped from Europe and are responsible for the interior and painting. Each plane is tested before being delivered to customers, mostly in China. Airbus (Tianjin) has provided more than 160 A320s to Chinese airlines — about 16% of the passenger aircraft in service in the country.

The assembly line is up to the same standards as the Airbus plants in Europe, Airbus (Tianjin) vice general manager Zheng Qi assured Shanghai's China Business News.

The plant's original contract with Airbus was set to expire in 2016, but China's president, Xi Jinping, took the initiative during his visit to France last month to sign an extension that will see cooperation continue in a second phase through 2025.

"The second phase of cooperation will see a one-step increase in assembly and production capacity of A320neo aircraft. We will work to advise parts suppliers to set up shop in Tianjin to build the area surrounding our assembly line into an Airbus logistics center for Asia," said Airbus (Tianjin) CEO Chen Juming.

The plant was established with an initial investment of 4 billion yuan (US$645 million), but Chen said the upgrade to equipment and facilities to prepare for assembling A320neo models from 2017 will cost extra on top of that.

China Business News meanwhile has reported that Airbus is looking into the possibility of assembling wide-body aircraft in China. If the European manufacturer does in fact build a wide-body plane finishing and delivery center nearby, Tianjin could become only the third city in the world offering delivery of both narrow-body and wide-body airplanes.

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