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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. …

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Imported cars cut prices amid China's anti-monopoly probes

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2014-08-06

A cartoon featured in a Chinese media outlet depicts the anti-monopoly
probe on Mercedes-Benz. (Photo/CFP)

Chrysler China announced price adjustments for car parts and accessories in China on Aug. 5, following similar moves from fellow carmakers Jaguar Land Rover, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, in response to the country's anti-monopoly investigation which has been underway since June.

BMW and Toyota are likely to follow suit.

There will be a 20% price reduction for 145 Chrysler parts and accessories with high warranty return rates, including front lights, rear mirrors, and starters. The price of the manufacturer's flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will drop 65,000 yuan (US$10,500), while the 5.7L Grand Cherokee will drop 45,000 yuan (US$7,300).

Jaguar Land Rover lowered the price of its three models by 200,000 yuan (US$32,500) and Audi will offer a 16%-38% price cut for parts and accessories. The price changes are effective Aug. 1 for both carmakers.

Mercedes-Benz China followed suit, announcing that it would reduce the price of component repair by 15% on Aug. 3, which is its second price cut within a month. This move failed to help the manufacturer dodge a probe, however. The day after it released the announcement, the National Development and Reform Commission turned up for a spot check at the carmaker's offices and took some of its senior staff and computers in to help with the investigation.

According to Xinhua, even with the generous price cuts, imported cars are still much more expensive than the same cars sold overseas. The Jaguar 5.8V8 Autobiography model, for example, costs 2,600,000 yuan (US$422,000) in China after the discount, which is nearly three times its UK price.

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