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"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled 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.) -
"The Quantum Factor" – Apr 10, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Galaxies, Universe, Intelligent design, Benevolent design, Aliens, Nikola Tesla (Quantum energy), Inter-Planetary Travel, DNA, Genes, Stem Cells, Cells, Rejuvenation, Shift of Human Consciousness, Spontaneous Remission, Religion, Dictators, Africa, China, Nuclear Power, Sustainable Development, Animals, Global Unity.. etc.) - (Text Version)

“ … 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 ..."

(Live Kryon Channelings was given 7 times within the United Nations building.)

"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.)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“… 4 - Energy (again)

The natural resources of the planet are finite and will not support the continuation of what you've been doing. We've been saying this for a decade. Watch for increased science and increased funding for alternate ways of creating electricity (finally). Watch for the very companies who have the most to lose being the ones who fund it. It is the beginning of a full realization that a change of thinking is at hand. You can take things from Gaia that are energy, instead of physical resources. We speak yet again about geothermal, about tidal, about wind. Again, we plead with you not to over-engineer this. For one of the things that Human Beings do in a technological age is to over-engineer simple things. Look at nuclear - the most over-engineered and expensive steam engine in existence!

Your current ideas of capturing energy from tidal and wave motion don't have to be technical marvels. Think paddle wheel on a pier with waves, which will create energy in both directions [waves coming and going] tied to a generator that can power dozens of neighborhoods, not full cities. Think simple and decentralize the idea of utilities. The same goes for wind and geothermal. Think of utilities for groups of homes in a cluster. You won't have a grid failure if there is no grid. This is the way of the future, and you'll be more inclined to have it sooner than later if you do this, and it won't cost as much….”

"Fast-Tracking" - Feb 8, 2014 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Reference to Fukushima / H-bomb nuclear pollution and a warning about nuclear > 20 Min)

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change
In a bid to combat climate change, US President Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan on Monday, marking the first time power plants have been targeted by mandatory regulations on carbon dioxide emissions in the US.
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Friday, May 18, 2007

Tips to save your money and the planet

The Jakarta Post

Power outages and water crises are inevitable occurrences in Jakarta, which relies on limited natural resources. In the second of three guides, The Jakarta Post's Adianto P. Simamora, Anissa S. Febrina and Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak provide tips for households to save electricity and water.

Shopping for groceries

Ask for used cardboard boxes for your groceries instead of plastic bags. If possible, bring your own bags.

When choosing between two similar products, select the one with the least unnecessary packaging.

Consider large or economy-sized items for household products that are used frequently, such as laundry soap, shampoo, pet foods, and cat litter. These sizes usually have less packaging per unit of product. For food items, choose the largest size that can be used before spoiling.

Look for items that are available in refillable containers. For example, some bottles and jugs for beverages and detergents are made to be refilled and reused, either by the consumer or the manufacturer.

When possible, use rechargeable batteries to help reduce garbage and keep toxic metals found in some batteries out of the waste stream. Another alternative is to look for batteries with reduced toxic metals.

Avoid detergents that produce large amounts of bubbles. The more bubbles it produces, usually the more it will pollute the water.

In the kitchen

Use the washing machine at its full load capacity.

Front loading washing machines save more water and use less detergent than top loading ones.
Washing your dishes under a running tap requires 15 times more water, try switching to using three separate pails of water to wash instead.

Use the waste water from washing fruits and vegetables to water your garden.

Don't run an empty re-frigerator or freezer as they lose more cold air, consume more energy than full ones (once completely chilled).

If you don't need enough food to fill your refrigerator and freezer, simply fill it with water-filled plastic bottles.

Don't leave fridge doors open for longer than necessary. Let food cool down fully before putting it in the fridge or freezer.

Defrost your freezer regularly and keep it at the right temperature. Wherever possible don't stand cookers and refri-gerators next to each other.

In the bathroom and laundry

Turn the tap off while brushing your teeth or scrubbing dishes.

Use water conserving low flush toilets to minimize water consumption and the production of waste water.

For non-water conserving toilets, place objects such as bricks, plastic bottles or weight loaded plastic bags into the cistern in order to reduce the volume of each flush. Make sure you place the objects in places where they won't disturb the flushing mechanism.

Your shower is another water consuming device. Install a low-flow shower head or install a flow res-triction device into the supply line in order to reduce your water consumption.

So-called "gray water" can be collected from sinks, tubs, and everything else except toilets, and then reused in order to reduce your fresh water consumption.

Regularly clean your vacuum cleaner. A dusty filter means more electricity is needed to start the machine.

In the living room and study

Use energy-saving lighting. Consider using low-energy fluorescent bulbs rather than incandescent ones. They last longer and cost less to replace over time. If you replace 25 percent of your lights in high-use areas with fluorescent, you can save about 50 percent of your lighting ener-gy bill.

Set your air conditioner at the most comfortable temperature (5 degree Celsius below the outdoor temperature is suggested). The lower the temperature, the more energy is wasted.

Clean or replace air conditioning filters on furnaces once a month or as needed.

Switching off your computer screen during breaks can help save energy.

Whenever you can, print on both sides of paper. It helps save the energy used during production.

Turn off televisions, videos, stereos and computers when they are not in use - they can use between 10 percent and 60 percent of the power it takes to run them when they are on "stand by".

Do not leave outdoor lights on all night or during the day - consider using timers or sensors.

Use the lowest wattage needed to adequately light up an area.

Use task or special purpose lighting to supplement general lighting wherever possible.

Keep lights and fittings clean. Dusty or dirty globes and fittings can reduce light output by up to 50 percent.

Avoid having several lights activated by one switch.

Sources: Indonesian Architects Association, BPPT, WWF Indonesia Power Switch campaign,, various sources.

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