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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, January 5, 2008

Website fails to enlighten potential tourists

Mustaqim Adamrah, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

As the main port of entry into the country, Jakarta is crucial to the success of Visit Indonesia Year 2008.

However, the city administration and the city tourism agency are yet to announce any special events to be held in the capital to support the central government's efforts to attract tourists.

To monitor Jakarta's involvement in Indonesia's current tourism drive, The Jakarta Post has been regularly visiting the city's official tourism website

As of Friday evening, the only significant change on the website was a "Visit Indonesia 2008" logo at the top of the page.

On its main page, the website does not offer any information about Visit Indonesia 2008 programs. However, limited information can be found after clicking on the "Calendar of Events" link. After searching through events to be held in 2008, four were found.

The four events are Trend Furniture 2008, International Education Expo 2008, Trend Property 2008 and the International Renewable Energy Conference.

Remarkably, the upcoming Java Jazz Festival to be held from March 7-9 is not mentioned. The organizer has already started selling tickets to the event, which will feature Al Jarreau, Matt Bianco, Renee Olstead and the Manhattan Transfer.

Since its inaugural year in 2005, Java Jazz has attracted an average of 100,000 domestic and international visitors each year.

Smaller events such as the Urbanimation animation festival being held from Jan. 14 to 20 at Taman Ismail Marzuki also do not feature on the website's calendar of events.

The website also gives no mention to other international events being held in the city, such as the Jakarta International Film Festival (Jiffest) and the JakJazz jazz festival.

In 2006, JiFFest became the largest film festival in Southeast Asia, with a collective audience of 63,000 people.

One of the website's strengths is its attention to Jakarta's meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition (MICE) facilities.

The website features information on hotels, places to eat and drink, entertainment venues, shopping destinations, sports centers and a number of major attractions showcased in museums, zoos and art houses.

However, the website lists only 15 pubs and bars in the city. Several newer bars in the city, such as Dragonfly and Red Square, are not mentioned on the website.

Jakarta's museums were also not all featured on the website. For example, information on the Maritime Museum in North Jakarta is not available.

Located next to Sunda Kelapa port, the historic museum was once a Dutch spice warehouse.

The central government launched Visit Indonesia Year 2008 in an effort to attract 7 million foreign visitors to the country this year, who are expected to spend up to US$6.4 billion.

When contacted by The Jakarta Post, City Tourism Agency head Yusuf Effendi Pohan was not available for an interview. - JP

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