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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

Pope: 'Death penalty represents failure' – no 'humane' way to kill a person

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The pope wrote that the principle of legitimate personal defense isn’t adequate justification to execute someone. Photograph: Zuma/Rex

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison   (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)
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. …

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Damaged historical sites in Medan deplored

Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Medan | Wed, 04/07/2010 10:10 AM

Foreign historians have expressed concern over what they say is “out-of-control deterioration” of historical sites in North Sumatra.

Two historians from Singapore and The Netherlands were presented as keynote speakers during a national seminar in Medan on Monday, named “Safe Historical Heritage from Destruction” at the auditorium of the State University of Medan.

E.E. McKinnon, a historian from Singapore, said the damage of heritage sites in North Sumatra, especially in Medan, had been alarming.

He said if the local administration office did not make a serious effort to restore the city, it would be poised to lose historical sites and buildings.

He pointed out the need for the government and other parties to direct their attention to the importance of heritage.

McKinnon mentioned several historical sites that might be ruined including Benteng Putri Hijau (Green Princess Fort) in Namorambe, Benteng Kota Jawa (Java Urban Fort) at Tanjung Sakti, both in Deli Serdang regency, and Bukit Kerang at Hinai, Langkat regency.

He said many were destroyed to make way for new constructions. He also said another regulation must be added to the current law to protect historical sites.

McKinnon observed the current law was not enough to salvage historical sites in North Sumatra and saw the need to redraft another for effective enforcement.

Fellow historian from The Netherlands Dirk A. Buiskool emphasized the economic value in maintaining heritage areas, saying that the local government should look after historical buildings given their additional value to regional revenue.

He presented a paper titled the “Awareness About Medan’s Historical Heritage”.

Meanwhile, regarding the province, unique for its abundance of historical sites, Ichwan Azhari, an expert with the Historical and Social Science Studies Center, said nearly half the number of historical sites in North Sumatra, built during the period between the 7th and 14th centuries, had been spoilt.

He mentioned a few including Benteng Putri Hijau, Kota Cina, Kota Rentang, Pulau Kampai, Barus, Portibi, Bukit kerang, Tomok and Laut Tadur.

“The historical sites refers to the province in the past,” he said.

“Robust development today, however, should not impact on their existence.”

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