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

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US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)

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"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, December 15, 2009

Historic, cultural buildings at risk of destruction

Nana Rukmana, The Jakarta Post, Cirebon | Tue, 12/15/2009 8:47 AM

Kasepuhan Palace Mosque, Cirebon

Dozens of historic buildings with important cultural heritage value in Cirebon city, West Java, are at risk of further damage because of a lack of maintenance, with some on the verge of collapse.

According to the head of Cirebon Legislature Commission B on construction, Tjipto, the city had listed 52 buildings it believes the government should preserve.

“[Cirebon councilors] are continually urging the government to take concrete measures to save the historic buildings. We don’t want them fall apart,” Tjipto said.

Local cultural observer Ahmad Syubhanuddin Alwy said most of the heritage buildings were in a vulnerable state. “I’m afraid they will be ruined if the government fails to take the necessary steps quickly,” he said.

“The old neglected buildings appear eerie. Many of them have corroded because of their old age,” Alwy said.

“If the heritage buildings are lost, the history of the city will be lost also. The government should take concrete steps to save them, because they are part of the history of the city as well as the country,” he said.

Most of the damaged historic buildings were built during the Dutch colonial period, while some are were part of the Cirebon sultanates when it was divided into the Kasepuhan and Kanoman sultanates.

Among the heritage buildings still standing is Kasepuhan Palace, built in 1529, and Kanoman Palace, built in 1588.

Always said the Kasepuhan Palace represents the Cirebon (Islamic) influences as well as that of the Chinese (Buddhist) and Indian (Hindu).

The three cultures are manifested in the Singa Barong carriage, which was the official vehicle of the Kasepuhan Palace ruler.

The Singa Barong carriage was made in 1549 by Panembahan Losari, assisted by Ki Notoguna and Kaliwulu. The carvings on the horse-drawn carriage show a mixture of influences from three cultures.

“A mix of three cultures is represented by a three-pointed spear in an elephant’s trunk, meaning the unity of three human strengths — creation, emotion and intention,” Alwy said.

One of the buildings from the colonial era still standing is the Kesambi penitentiary, built around 1910.

Warehouse (1918) in Cirebon Port

“Other colonial period buildings include the Bank Indonesia building, the PT BAT cigarette factory and the Santo Joseph church,” Alwy said.

Alwy urged the central government to be involved in preserving the cultural heritage buildings.

“The government should undertake clear and concrete measures to protect these buildings.”

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