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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, January 26, 2010

Steps to promote museums yet to be seen

The Jakarta Post | Tue, 01/26/2010 11:59 AM

The National Museum is on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan in Central Jakarta, three buildings away from the Tourism Ministry office.

However, on Saturday, the largest and oldest museum in Indonesia did not have any signs notifying visitors about Visit Museum Year 2010, the Tourism Ministry’s campaign to attract more visitors to Indonesia’s museums.

Agus, an employee of the National Museum, said he had not heard about the campaign, despite the museum being supervised by the Tourism Ministry.

The museum saw lots of visitors on Saturday. Hundreds of students from elementary and high schools swarmed into the museum along with local and foreign tourists.

However, this had nothing to do with the campaign. Siti, an elementary school teacher who brought her students to visit the museum, said that she had come to show her students some examples of Indonesia’s cultural history.

“I want them to see and appreciate our heritage rather than just reading about it in text books,” Siti said, adding that she also knew nothing about the campaign.

Firdaus, another visitor, said that while he was enchanted by the museum’s large historical collection, he was also disappointed because he could not find a toilet and a prayer room. “Where is it anyway?

There is no proper sign,” he asked.

The National Museum was not the only museum that was apparently indifferent about the campaign.

The Textile Museum, located in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, also did not carry any signs promoting it.

In fact, it was hidden behind street vendors who sell electronic tools and shoes, and almost completely out of public view except for its plain white sign.

“The museum is hard to find. The door was closed and when I visited the museum,” said Ita, a visitor.

“However, I do like the museum’s collection. There are so many beautiful textiles here,” she said.

During a visit on Saturday, The Jakarta Post observed that most of the many textiles and textile tools exhibited at the Textile Museum did not have detailed signage or provide visitors with explanations except for the size, name and the origin of items.

In each room there were only around five textiles on display, many of which had no signage at all.

According to museum employee Edi, the Textile Museum had 1,800 items in its collection, but most were kept off display for maintenance purposes. “We change the collection on display every two months,” he said.

Tourism agency deputy head Tinia Budiati said she had noted all the shortcomings of the city’s museums, adding that the city administration planned several programs to make improvements to them.

“First, we plan to let visitors see the maintenance process of museum items. Second, we plan to make a free batik painting course for poor children at the Textile Museum,” she said, adding that there were also other programs.

Tinia said the city administration was working on programs that would not require extra funding.

“We could do a lot of things that would need extra funding, but waiting for a disbursement from the city budget would take a long time.”

Tinia said the administration was looking at ways to promote the Visit Museum 2010 campaign. There was no plan to make ads for the campaign, however, because no funding had been allocated for it, she said.

“We must understand that there are many other priorities.”

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