Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners

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Widodo has pledged to bring reform to Indonesia

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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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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. …

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Indonesia's New Year Sights: A Blue Moon and a Packed Zoo

A lifeguard watching over the New Year throng of tourists on Kuta Beach, Bali. Celebrations on the island weren’t curtailed by rumors of a possible terrorist attack. (JG Photo/J.P. Christo)

Indonesians throughout the nation greeted the new year with fireworks and fanfare under a rare astronomical event and spent the first day of the year crowding theme parks, zoos and beaches, even after government officials recommended low-key celebrations following the death of former President Abdurrahman “Gus Dur” Wahid.

The night of Jan. 31 was a “blue moon” — a second full moon in a month — and was accompanied by a partial lunar eclipse in the middle of the night. Blue moons happen about once in 12 years, but a blue moon followed by an eclipse last happened 60 years ago, said Hakim Luthfi Malasan, an astronomer at the Bosscha Observatory in Lembang, West Java.

Hakim said the eclipse was visible across the archipelago a few hours after midnight, most clearly in the capital itself.

On Thursday evening, thousands of Jakartans gathered at the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta, even though the city’s official celebrations were at Ancol, North Jakarta, and the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah theme park in East Jakarta.

In Palembang, thousands gathered at the Ampera bridges spanning the Musi river, while in Makassar, revelers crowded along Losari Beach.

In the resort island of Bali, warnings in a widely circulating text message of a possible terrorist attack on Thursday failed to materialize, although security was beefed up at tourist spots.

In Jakarta on Friday, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono marked the New Year by visiting the National Police headquarters to observe the Candle Operation — the police’s annual year-end security operation — before moving on to the Ragunan Zoo.

His visit to the zoo seemed to serve only to worsen traffic there. The roads around Ragunan were already closed due to the heavy number of visitors. The queue of vehicles stretched for almost a kilometer and many people finally chose to walk to the entrance. The road was opened again around 4:30 p.m. after the president had left the park.

Meanwhile, New Year celebrations saw a number of accidents and injuries.

Ten people were brought to the Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar for treatment of burns on their hands and heads caused by accidents with fireworks, while in Jakarta, resident Taufiq, 22, had to undergo surgery after fireworks exploded in his hands.

Fireworks explode as the moon is seen in the sky of Jakarta on January 1. (AFP Photo/ Adek Berry)

A resident of Serang, Banten, drowned on Thursday afternoon at Carita Beach, where he was planning to greet the new year, Antara news agency reported. Tubagus Isomudin, 19, from Pandeglang, was swimming when a wave dragged him away, said Alex Pauji Rasad, Marine Police director of the Banten Police.

Jakarta’s Traffic Management Control reported at least six road accidents in the hours preceding and immediately following New Year’s Eve. One involved a 10-car pileup at the TB Simatupang highway, East Jakarta around 9 p.m. but there were no injuries.

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