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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. …

Monday, December 14, 2009

Booze Sitting on Docks Has Indonesia's Hospitality Sector in a Spin

The Jakarta Globe, Dian Ariffahmi

The holdup of a consignment of wine and spirits at Tanjung Priok port is causing concern among restaurant and hotel owners, who worry they might be unable to meet demand over the year-end holidays. (JG Photo)

Dozens of containers filled with wine and spirits are being held up by customs at the country’s largest port, causing restaurants and hotels to worry they will be unable to meet the Christmas and New Year holiday demand.

Yanti Sukamdani, the chairwoman of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association, said that shortages of wine and spirits had been occurring since early December.

“Several travel agencies have even canceled tour group visits because we can’t ensure our visitors a steady supply of wine,” she said. “And I do understand that, because wine and spirits are the main symbol of a party.”

Yanti, a part-owner of Central Jakarta’s five-star Sahid Jaya Hotel, said the shortages were not only occurring in Jakarta but also in Bali, Medan, Surabaya and other major cities in the country. In some cases, foreign guests were cancelling their trips when they found out that alcohol was scarce, she said.

Yanti said she did not know what was to blame for the wine and spirits shortages.

According to data from the Ministry of Trade, as of Dec. 7, state-owned PT Sarinah, the country’s sole licensed alcoholic beverage importer, was still 16 percent short of meeting its total quota for this year.

Diah Maulida, the Trade Ministry’s director general for foreign trade, said dozens of containers holding alcoholic beverages were being held at Jakarta’s Tanjung Priok port because Sarinah had not paid the import duty on the goods.

This was corroborated by the director general of customs and excise at the Finance Ministry, Anwar Suprijadi. “They have not paid the import duties,” he told the Jakarta Globe, without giving any reasons why.

Sarinah’s president director, Jimmy M Rifai Gani, denied the company had not paid the duties.

“There has been some delay in supplies, but it is not because we have not paid the duties,” he said.

“There were some administrative problems with our paperwork. We are currently waiting for the revised [import] papers to be reissued soon, and I hope by next week all the suspended goods can be released,” Jimmy said.

However, Tutum Rahanta, the managing director of the Association of Indonesian Retailers (Aprindo), suspected corruption was behind the sudden seasonal holdup. “This is a classic problem. At the end of the year, there is often a scarcity of wine and spirits,” he said. “What happens? There has to be something wrong; there could be some game going on.”

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