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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, June 22, 2016

Peugeot-Citroen speeds back into Iran

Quick to return to a familiar market, the French company has sealed a joint-venture with Iranian carmaker Khodro. Car production in the Islamic republic is expected to surge following the lifting of sanctions.

Deutsche Welle, 21 June 2016

The French carmaker Peugeot-Citroen (PSA) announced a joint-venture worth 400 million euro ($450 million) with its former Iranian partner Khodro in Tehran on Tuesday.

This makes PSA the first Western carmaker to enter the Iranian market since economic sanctions against Teheran were lifted in January, following an agreement over Iran's controversial nuclear program. Iran was PSA's second-largest market before sanctions forced it to pull out of the country in 2012.

The carmaker has been eager to return. An initial deal was already agreed upon with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Paris in January.

Iran's car market is believed to be one of the world's most promising, as the country has a relatively large middle class yet a low level of car ownership. Car production throughout Iran fell dramatically due to the sanctions, and PSA believes assembly lines are ready to be revved up again beyond their earlier capacity.

Clear road ahead

The five-year, 400 million euro investment will go towards building out manufacturing capacity as well as research and development. PSA and Khodra plan to build a plant in Tehran where cars of both companies will be produced.

The 50-50 joint-venture aims to put cars on the road early next year and roll out 200,000 per year by 2018.

Peugeot's 2008 SUV model has been
introduced to the Chinese market as well
- also with considerable local investment
PSA will produce three Peugeot models - the 208 supermini, the 301 compact and the 2008 sport utility vehicle - equipped with last generation engines.

Most parts will be made in Iran. About 30 percent of the manufactured cars are expected to be shipped elsewhere in the Middle East.

Allowing the return of the Western firms has been a subject of some controversy among conservatives in Iran, though Industry and Commerce Minister Mohamad Reza Nematzadeh was happily on hand Tuesday.

He expressed hope that a similar deal between Iran Khodro Diesel, a Khodro subsidiary, and a German company, likely Mercedes, would be struck soon.

jtm/uhe (AFP, Reuters)