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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has pleaded to Indonesia to stop the execution of prisoners on death row for drug crimes. AFP PHOTO

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The pope wrote that the principle of legitimate personal defense isn’t adequate justification to execute someone. Photograph: Zuma/Rex

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)

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US President Barack Obama speaks as he tours the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, July 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)

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Woman who spent 23 years on US death row cleared (Photo: dpa)


"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. …

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

First Lady: Batik medium to understand national culture

Antara News, Tuesday, November 17, 2009 15:54 WIB

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Batik clothes and designs recently proclaimed by UNESCO as Indonesian cultural heritage, can become a medium to understand the national culture, according to the First Lady.

"Understanding batik is part of understanding Indonesia`s culture," said First Lady Ani Yudhoyono when officially opening an exhibition of a batik collection of the late Ann Dunham, US President Barack Obama`s mother, here on Tuesday.

Ann Dunham`s batik collection had earlier been displayed in US cities such as New York, Chicago and Washington DC, said Ani Yudhoyono, who was accompanied by among others Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik and Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu.

Through this expo, one could learn a story of someone who loved batik very much, she said referring to Ann Dunham.

She also recalled that when she was a child, her mother, Mrs. Sarwo Edhie Wibowo, introduced her to various batik designs and how to choose certain designs for certain occasions.

The First Lady said she was proud of her mother and her role in preserving the culture and tradition regarding batik.

A fashion show of batik dresses designed by Agus Susastro, an Indonesian designer who lives in New York, highlighted the exhibition.

The display, dubbed "The Batik Essay, a Collection of Love Stories." is being held on the square of the Grand Indonesia Hotel from November 17 to November 22, 2009.

Maya Soetoro, Obama`s sister born from Ann Dunham`s marriage with an Indonesian, gave an explanation at the exhibition that her American mother had collected batik in her effort to understand Indonesia`s culture. Dunham had told her children that culture was a good way to bridge international relations.

A similar exhibition was previously held in Chicago (May 17-20), and Lost Angeles (June 1-4). And it will be held in Houston (Texas) on July 2-5, New York, July 21-24, and finally Washington D.C. on August 9-23.

Some 20 batik clothes and two batik scarves belonging to Ann Dunham were on display. The batiks are originally from Yogyakarta, Solo (Central Java), Indramayu, Cirebon (West Java), Pekalongan, and Madura (East Java).

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