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QZ8501 (AirAsia)

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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, December 30, 2014

Oil Slick Fuels Search for AirAsia QZ8501

Gone: Search teams from four nations are scouring the Java Sea for signs of the missing plane with 162 people aboard

Jakarta Globe, Dec 29, 2014

 (JG Graphics/Azalea Phinata)

Jakarta. Search and rescue parties have reportedly spotted what seems to be an oil slick in the Java Sea, giving officials a glimmer of hope that the missing Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 could be found within this week.

“One of our Air Force planes conducting a search over Belitung spotted some kind of oil spill,” National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) chief Bambang Soelistyo said on Monday.

Belitung is an island off the coast of Sumatra, the site of where the flight last made contact with air traffic control.

Soelistyo said a Navy patrol vessel had been deployed to the area to conduct further investigations, but warned reporters the discovery may have no relation to the missing Airbus A320-200 jet.

“We haven’t concluded that the oil spill came from [the missing] plane,” he said.

The pool of oil was spotted 105 nautical miles (194 kilometers) off the island of Bangka, in the Bangka-Belitung archipelago off the southeastern edge of Sumatra.

“Hopefully it is from the AirAsia plane. But we can’t confirm it,” Soelistyo said.

The search for Flight QZ8501 was resumed at dawn on Monday. Singapore, Malaysia and Australia have dispatched aircraft and ships to assist Indonesia in the search, which was divided into seven zones. Seven helicopters, 11 fixed-wing aircraft and 16 ships were deployed to search a 160-square-kilometer area, officials said.

Soelistyo said that search crews would expand their search to focus on parts of the Java Sea between Belitung and West Kalimantan.

“A further four [search] zones will be added. It is merely an expansion of the existing zones,” he said.

Though he remained confident that search crews would find the aircraft, the Basarnas chief did not expect to find survivors, telling journalists the plane was most likely “at the bottom of the sea.”

“That’s the preliminary suspicion and it can develop based on the evaluation of the result of our search,” he said.

President Joko Widodo, center, talks to the head of Indonesia’s national search
 and rescue agency, Soelistyo, left, and Chief of the Sea Security Coordinating
 Agency, Vice Admiral Desi Albert Mamahit, right, shortly before a news conference
 about missing Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ 8501 in Jakarta, on Dec. 29, 2014.
 (EPA Photo/Bagus Indahono)

Search teams are currently scouring an area of the Java Sea that runs 40 to 50 meters deep, he said, adding that Indonesia had reached out to other countries for equipment needed to search the seabed.

“Due to the lack of technology at our disposal, I asked our foreign minister to approach countries who have offered their services. They are the UK, France and the United States,” he said. “The search will not be easy… [but] we will not be discouraged in any way.”

Meanwhile, Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) chief Andi Eka Sakya said on Monday that the next two days would provide the best opportunities for rescue teams to locate the missing plane.

The agency predicted light showers with waves no higher than 1.5 meters in the search areas. The weather is then expected to deteriorate, with heavy rains and waves up to three meters high.

The BMKG chief confirmed the missing AirAsia plan had run into inclement weather at the time it vanished from radar.

The jet carrying 162 people was traveling at an elevation of 32,000 feet (9,700 meters) at 6:12 a.m. on Sunday when it radioed for permission to turn left and climb to 38,000 feet to avoid bad weather, according to Transportation Ministry spokesman J.A. Barata.

The pilot request’s was denied due to  air traffic above the plane.

Twelve minutes later, at approximately 6:24 a.m. the aircraft disappeared from air traffic control’s radar.

At 7:55 a.m., Flight QZ8501 was officially declared missing.

Air traffic control officers confirmed they received no emergency broadcasts.

AirAsia confirmed the 155 passengers onboard comprised 149 Indonesians, three South Koreans, one Singaporean, one Malaysian and one Briton. The seven-member crew consisted of six Indonesians and the French co-pilot.

A member of the Indonesian military looks
 out of the window during a search and

rescue operation for missing Indonesia
AirAsia flight QZ8501, over the waters 
of the Java Sea on Dec. 29, 2014. (AFP
Photo/Juni Kriswanto)
The flight was lead by Captain Irianto, who had a total of 6,100 flying hours under his belt. His first officer had clocked in 2,275 flying hours.

Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane about 45 minutes after it left Surabaya’s Juanda International Airport at 5:36 a.m.

The missing plane was operated by Indonesia AirAsia, a unit of Malaysian-based AirAsia, which dominates Southeast Asia’s booming low-cost airline market.

The Transportation Ministry said it would review the company’s operations.

“We will do a ground check as well as a review of AirAsia’s operations in Indonesia to ensure that all of its [aviation] activities can improve,” Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan told reporters.

The plane had last undergone its scheduled maintenance on Nov. 16.

Australia on Monday joined the Indonesia-led search for the plane. A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion took off from the northern city of Darwin early on Monday to join the operation, the Australian Defense Force said.

“The RAAF AP-3C Orion aircraft has a well-proven capability in search and rescue and carries maritime search radar coupled with infrared and electro-optical sensors to support the visual observation capabilities provided by its highly trained crew,” said chief of defense Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has pledged to help Indonesia in the search for the missing aircraft, calling President Joko on Sunday to offer his full assistance in the matter.

Additional reporting from AFP & Reuters

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