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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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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. …

Monday, February 8, 2010

Car rally tours architectural landmarks for greener Jakarta

Eny Wulandari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 02/08/2010 10:04 AM

Ride on: Members of Mercedes-Benz Club Indonesia convoy in "Mercedes-Benz Rally Batavia: Tribute to Indonesia" on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan in Jakarta on Sunday. The convoy also planted 3,000 trees along Jl. Sedyatmo and the East and West Flood Canals. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

More than 150 vintage car connoisseurs joined the Rally Batavia II on Sunday to visit some the city’s historical spots and to witness the planting of 3,000 trees as part of efforts to make Jakarta greener.

Participants drove vintage and classic Mercedes-Benz models from 1953 to 2009 during the event, that also marked the 40th anniversary of the German carmaker’s presence in Indonesia.

“The rally was fun. We got to see places that we did not know before,” Yuniadi H. Hartono, one of the participants, said.

He added the event had also given him and other participants a chance to share with underprivileged children at the Darussa’adah Islamic Foundation by donating school equipment.

The rally began at City Hall and ended at Pintu Satu, Senayan.

During the five-hour rally, participants passed through old sites, such as the Schouburg building (now the Jakarta Arts Playhouse), Gedong Joang 45 and the National Gallery in Central Jakarta.

Apart from passing by the architectural landmarks, participants also witnessed the planting of a trembesi (rain tree) by Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo along Jl. Sultan Agung, South Jakarta.

Around 300 rain trees with heights of between 5 to 6 meters were planted. The same number of trees were planted along the Sedyatmo toll road while more than 2,000 trees were planted in the East Flood Canal area.

The president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Indonesia, Rudi Borgenheimer, said the number of trees planted was the symbol of what they had achieved last year.

In 2009, the company sold 2,884 units.

“We want to continue [doing this activity] next year as part of our corporate social responsibility [CSR] program,” Borgenheimer said.

The governor said after the planting that the city parks and cemeteries agency would look after the trees.

“Some auto firms like Honda and Toyota Astra have given their support for the planting activity. I hope there will be more corporations doing the same,” Fauzi said.

South Jakarta Mayor Sahrul Effendi said that a similar planting activity would be conducted by other companies in Tebet this month.

“Apart from companies, we expect residents to plant trees around their neighborhoods,” Sahrul said.

The city administration is encouraging the public and companies to plant trees to add green space and minimize the risks of possible floods.

In 1965, more than 35 percent of Jakarta was made up of green areas, but this has been shrinking ever since. Currently, green areas in Jakarta account for only 9.3 percent of the city’s 661,000 square meters of land, far less than the target of 30 percent set by the 2007 Spatial Planning Law.

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