"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. …

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cheers to Jeers: Indonesia Trades One Alcohol Tax for Another

Jakarta Globe, Irvan Tisnabudi, March 23, 2010

A laborer lifts a crate of beer at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta on Monday. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

Just over a week after the country’s producers of alcoholic beverages applauded the government’s move to scrap the luxury tax on their products from April, they are now indignant over the government’s sudden decision to increase the excise tax by up to threefold.

A Finance Ministry decree signed on March 17 but released only on Tuesday raised the excise tax on alcoholic beverages by 100 percent to 214 percent, depending on their alcohol content. The luxury tax currently imposed on alcoholic beverages ranges from 40 percent to 150 percent of their sales price.

“We appreciate the government’s efforts in scrapping the luxury tax on alcoholic beverages, but the increase in the excise is just way too much,” Ipung Nimpuno, a representative of the Indonesian Malt Beverages Association (GMMI), told the Jakarta Globe.

He said the increase in the excise tax could undermine the objective behind scrapping the luxury tax: reducing the black market in alcoholic beverages.

“I haven’t figured out how much is the proper excise the government should charge in order to compensate for the scrapped luxury tax, but the current figure is too much,” Ipung said. He added that he expected prices of alcoholic beverages to increase by 20 percent to 40 percent with the new excise duty.

The government divides alcoholic beverages into three categories: type A, containing up to 5 percent of alcohol, type B, with 5 percent to 20 percent, and type C, with more than 20 percent.

The new decree raises the excise tax on domestically produced type A drinks from Rp 3,500 (38 cents) per liter to Rp 11,000. The excise on type B beverages is increased from Rp 10,000 to Rp 30,000 per liter and on type C beverages from Rp 25,000 to Rp 75,000 per liter.

Meanwhile, for imported alcoholic drinks, the excise for type A is increased from Rp 5,000 to Rp 11,000 per liter, for type B from Rp 20,000 to 40,000 per liter and type C from Rp 50,000 to Rp 130,000 per liter.

The decree says the new excise tax rate is aimed at compensating for the expected drop in revenue from the abolition of the luxury tax on alcoholic beverages.

Ipung said that when the luxury tax was still in place, Indonesian brewers had been contributing about Rp 4 trillion annually to the state coffers.

“With the luxury tax scrapped and the excise tax increased, we [GMMI] predict that beer producers will now have to contribute Rp 4.8 trillion yearly,” he said.

Evi Suhartantyo, a spokesman for the Directorate General of Customs, said the current level of excise duty for alcoholic beverages was “ideal.”

“Objects that are charged with excise have their excise tax increased every year, because it is done to protect the health and well-being of our people,” Evi said.

He added that because the issue was related to health, consumption should be limited, as with cigarettes. The tax on cigarettes is increased by 10 percent to 30 percent yearly.

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