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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, March 27, 2010

Indonesia aims to lure more tourists from the UK

Nani Afrida, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta, Sat, 03/27/2010 12:40 PM

The government is expecting the number of tourists from the UK to increase significantly following the Culture and Tourism Ministry's promotional campaign to be held in London.

The ministry will promote Indonesian products and tourism destinations at department store Harrods in a one-month campaign that will begin April 1.

This will mark the first time Indonesian products enter Harrods.

"We hope the promotion can boost more tourists from the UK to visit Indonesia," the ministry's director general for marketing, Sapta Nirwandar, said Friday.

The promotion is titled, "Remarkable Indonesia comes to Harrods" and will promote several products such as textiles, furniture and food.

The government is working together with several sponsors such as state-owned PT Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) and Indonesian women's magazine Femina.

The initiative will cost Rp 5 billion (US$548,000), Sapta said.

"This is only a promotional event, it will not include direct selling," he said.

"However, we expect this promotional event will have positive long-term effects for Indonesia's tourism industry."

The ministry is targeting the promotional event to increase the number of British tourists from 160,000 in 2009 to 200,000 this year, expecting US$4 billion in revenue for the government.

"The UK is one of the most influential areas. It is also the center of media and culture.

"Our products at this event will officially become internationally recognized," Sapta said.

Indonesia is also a destination for European tourists, mostly from France, Germany, the Netherlands and Russia.

Last year, 679,000 European tourists visited Indonesia, increasing from 600,000 tourists in 2008.

Sapta said in addition to the UK, the ministry will also hold similar promotional campaigns in 87 countries this year including Australia, Malaysia and Singapore.

For Malaysia, this year's promotional campaign will be the 14th time that the event has been held.

Sapta refused to disclose the budget to promote Indonesia overseas.

"We target to raise $7 billion from foreign tourists visiting Indonesia this year, but the promotional budget will be in the millions," he said.

Indonesia aims to attract seven million foreign tourists in 2010, up from about 6.45 million visitors in 2009, a slight increase from 2008's figure of 6.42 million foreign tourists.

The government revised the target for foreign tourist arrivals in 2008 and 2009 following the global financial meltdown.

Each foreign tourist is expected to spend an average of $1,000 each this year, hence the targeted revenue of $7 billion.

In 2009, each tourist spent an average of $995 compared to $1,178 in 2008.

Indonesia's tourist industry is well behind Singapore, which aims to attract up to 9.5 million tourists this year, and Malaysia, targeting 19 million foreign tourists.

Indonesia is doing better than Vietnam and Thailand, which have seen drops of 16 percent and 17 percent in tourists respectively.

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