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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. …

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Expat Hotel Blast Victim Comes Back to Indonesia With Message of Hope

Jakarta Globe, Camelia Pasandaran, February 18, 2010

Jakarta bombings survivor Max Boon meeting President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday. (Antara Photo)

Foreigners living here often fall in love with the country, proclaiming they “want to be part of Indonesia.” But for businessman Max Boon, that claim is nothing short of astonishing.

The Dutchman, who has every reason to quit Indonesia for good after being maimed and almost dying in the terrorist bombings of two upscale Jakarta hotels last July, now says he wishes only peace for the nation and has voiced an emotional wish to stay and marry his sweetheart.

An executive at consulting firm Castle Asia, Boon was at the JW Marriott Hotel on July 17 attending a monthly businesspeople’s breakfast meeting organized by his firm. Nine people were killed in the blast there and across the road at the Ritz-Carlton, and 52 were injured, including Boon.

He was left with mangled legs, severe burns and shrapnel wounds, and was rushed to the hospital, then airlifted to Singapore where he slowly regained consciousness. He lost both of his legs and is confined to a wheelchair, and he also remained in limbo about his future for weeks as others rallied to help him pay the huge cost of his medical recovery.

But back in Indonesia on Thursday, Boon made his first public appearance since the bombings to meet President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. “Indonesia is not a dangerous place to live in,” he said at a news conference afterward. “I hope after what has happened, Indonesia can attain peace and move forward. I wish there will be no more victims like me.”

Boon, who holds a degree in Indonesian language and culture from Leiden University, said he had learned much in his more than five years in Indonesia.

“I learned that the Indonesian people are not in favor of the bombings,” he said. “I was also inspired by Indonesians who kept moving forward. That makes me want to be part of Indonesia.”

“As far as I know, the government is really supportive of the victims,” he added.

Asked what he expected from the Indonesian government, Boon said he wished only that Indonesian people would cooperate with the government to report anything suspicious around them.

State news agency Antara quoted Yudhoyono as expressing his appreciation for Boon’s commitment to return. “He may have lost his legs, but not his heart, spirit or mind,” the president said.

Yudhoyono reportedly wept after receiving a letter from Boon last year congratulating him on the 64th anniversary of the country’s independence.

In a final emotional twist to Boon’s story, he said he intended to marry his longtime Indonesian girlfriend shortly.

“It’s a romantic love story. Despite what has happened, they will still get married,” presidential spokesman Dino Patti Djalal said.

Boon’s story could help lift the xenophobia that has been a problem for a while, Dino added.

“In the national discourse in Indonesia, many groups use the word ‘foreign’ as if it were a scourge. But Max’s statement brings new understanding that many foreigners truly love Indonesia,” he said.

“We have to apply this understanding in our life.”

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"Max Boon Fund" (INA Website)

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