"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

The headquarters of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in 
Jakarta. (BeritaSatu Photo)
"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. …

Friday, September 12, 2014

Govt Meetings Costing $1.5b Are Too Much: Jokowi

Jakarta Globe, Ezra Sihite, Sep 12, 2014

President-elect Joko Widodo says that the cost for government meetings
in next year’s state budget was too high. (Antara Photo/Noveradika)

Jakarta. President-elect Joko Widodo says he was shocked to learn the outgoing administration allocated more than Rp 18 trillion ($1.5 billion) for government meetings in the 2015 state budget.

“Really? For what kind of meetings? How can [the costs] for meetings reach Rp 18 trillion? I don’t understand,” Joko said at Jakarta City Hall on Thursday, adding that the amount was too high.

Joko said that after assuming office he would ask his ministers to optimize the use of facilities in their office.

Holding off-site meetings in expensive hotels is a common government practice, as any noon-time visit to an upscale Jakarta hotel would likely attest.

Joko argued that the practice did not make sound fiscal sense, as meeting rooms in ministries were in good condition and suitable for coordination meetings.

He said he would cut ministries’ meeting budgets and reallocate funds toward priority programs like the Healthy Indonesia Card and Smart Indonesia Card, as well as to build infrastructure in villages.

“Efficiency [measures] must be taken on things like that, especially when there are strains on our cash flow. [Everything] has to be [explained] in detail so that we can understand whether the use is logical or not,” Joko said.

His transition team found that Rp 18.1 trillion had been allocated for government meetings in the 2015 state budget, which comprises Rp 6.25 trillion for meetings in town and Rp 11.9 trillion for out-of-town meetings.

The team also learned that next year’s budget allocates Rp 15.5 trillion for official trip expenses, Rp 14 trillion for IT expenses and Rp 263.9 trillion on salaries for civil servants — a figure that swells to Rp 340 trillion when local civil servants and education budgets are included.

“We calculated that the government allocated up to Rp 18 trillion on meetings,” Joko transition team deputy Hasto Kristiyanto said.

Hasto added that the money would be more wisely invested in improving government efficiency and programs to improve the people’s welfare.

“If it can be reduced by 40 percent, it would bring a huge direct impact on the people,” he said.

Aside from the meeting budget, efficiencies can also be made from IT spending and building maintenance budget.

“The figure is just fantastic. The spirit is how to cut the budget and make them efficient,” Hasto said.

On Tuesday Joko rejected a plan to spend almost Rp 92 billion in state funds to procure ministers’ vehicles.

The State Secretariat announced late last month that Mercedes-Benz Indonesia had won the tender to provide new cars for the next batch of ministers, but later scrapped the plan in favor of leaving the decision for the incoming administration.

State Secretary Sudi Silalahi said the deal could easily be scrapped because no contract had yet been signed with the carmaker.

For perspective on just how much the 2015 state budget had earmarked for meetings, Rp 18 trillion, construction of the north-south route for Jakarta’s Mass Rapid Transit project, which Joko championed as governor, cost only Rp 16 trillion.

Jakarta’s MRT is funded by the government through offshore loans from the Japan International Cooperation Agency. The project is part of the city administration’s effort to overcome chronic traffic congestion in the capital.

The money planned for meetings could also have funded infrastructure projects such as the Suramadu (Surabaya-Madura) Bridge that spans 5.4 kilometers across the Madura Strait at a cost of Rp 4.5 trillion or the double-track rail project spanning 727 kilometers between Jakarta and Surabaya to the tune of Rp 10.78 trillion.

Asked about the whopping meeting budget, presidential spokesman Julian Aldrin Pasha said he did not handle, nor could he discuss, technical aspects of the budget.

“I don’t know. That’s very technical,” Julian said.

He added that the budget was already approved by legislators and its figures were calculated as a nominal increase on baselines set in previous years’ budgets.

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