An employee walking along a thermal pipe at the Kamojang geothermal
power plant near Garut, West Java, on March 18. State utility provider
 Perusahaan Listrik Negara is targeting an additional 135 megawatts of
electricity from three new geothermal plants. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: 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.)
"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.) - (Text version)

“.. Nuclear Power Revealed

So let me tell you what else they did. They just showed you what's wrong with nuclear power. "Safe to the maximum," they said. "Our devices are strong and cannot fail." But they did. They are no match for Gaia.

It seems that for more than 20 years, every single time we sit in the chair and speak of electric power, we tell you that hundreds of thousands of tons of push/pull energy on a regular schedule is available to you. It is moon-driven, forever. It can make all of the electricity for all of the cities on your planet, no matter how much you use. There's no environmental impact at all. Use the power of the tides, the oceans, the waves in clever ways. Use them in a bigger way than any designer has ever put together yet, to power your cities. The largest cities on your planet are on the coasts, and that's where the power source is. Hydro is the answer. It's not dangerous. You've ignored it because it seems harder to engineer and it's not in a controlled environment. Yet, you've chosen to build one of the most complex and dangerous steam engines on Earth - nuclear power.

We also have indicated that all you have to do is dig down deep enough and the planet will give you heat. It's right below the surface, not too far away all the time. You'll have a Gaia steam engine that way, too. There's no danger at all and you don't have to dig that far. All you have to do is heat fluid, and there are some fluids that boil far faster than water. So we say it again and again. Maybe this will show you what's wrong with what you've been doing, and this will turn the attitudes of your science to create something so beautiful and so powerful for your grandchildren. Why do you think you were given the moon? Now you know.

This benevolent Universe gave you an astral body that allows the waters in your ocean to push and pull and push on the most regular schedule of anything you know of. Yet there you sit enjoying just looking at it instead of using it. It could be enormous, free energy forever, ready to be converted when you design the methods of capturing it. It's time. …”

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Govt may limit licenses for cellular operators

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The government may limit the number of licenses issued to cellular operators wanting to enter the country's telecommunications market, citing fierce competition in the industry that has led to "panic and excessive marketing efforts".

Director general of post and telecommunications at the Information and Communications Ministry, Basuki Yusuf Iskandar, told reporters here Friday that he believed the country had "enough" cellular operators and that the government needed to issue some regulations to control the competition among them.

"We've seen exceedingly fierce competition (in the telecommunications industry). This has caused a kind of panic among operators, which has led to excessive marketing efforts, price wars and so on," said Basuki.

"If the cellular operators spend most of their money to beat competitors in such a way, what will be left for the customers then?"

He added that with the excessive marketing efforts, the telecommunications industry had surpassed the cigarette industry as the country's top advertising spender.

Basuki said the government planned to draft and issue some regulations to control competition in the telecommunication industry.

The government's main focuses will be predatory pricing practices, with some operators daring to offer services with "zero fees", he said.

Basuki expressed concerns about the practice, which he said could lead to the collapses of small-scale cellular operators.

"I see a tendency toward excessive price wars. If that continues to occur, only the big operators will survive and that can mean a monopoly in the end. Predatory pricing is a very dangerous practice and we need to make regulations on it immediately."

Another thing requiring regulation, said Basuki, was the trend toward premium SMS, for which higher than normal rates are charged.

He said the premium SMS offers could be misleading, and that the government was currently formulating a draft of a ministerial regulation on the service that was expected to be completed next year.

Regarding the advertising war in the telecommunications industry, Basuki said it was still within acceptable limits, but the government would continue monitoring developments.

He also said the interconnection cost between operators would drop significantly next year, but refused to mention any figure. The drop is expected to drive a decrease in retail prices.

The country's telecommunications industry now consists of 11 cellular operators.

Padjadjaran University found in a study carried out between April and July that all operators had reduced their charges between 2002 and 2007. But these reductions were modest, with XL cutting rates for calls to other networks by 20.59 percent, Indosat by 8.56 percent and Telkomsel by 2.52 percent during that period.

A spokesman for the Indonesian Telecommunications Regulatory Body, Heru Sutadi, said earlier last month that call rates in Indonesia were the second highest in the Asia Pacific region due to the variable interconnection costs for calls between operators.

As for text message charges, he said while the actual interconnection cost was only Rp 75 (0.8 U.S. cents) per message, some operators were charging as much as Rp 350. (wda)

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