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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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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)

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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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"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, May 11, 2010

Historical buildings repainted as part of heritage revamp

Agnes S. Jayakarna, The Jakarta Post, Surabaya | Tue, 05/11/2010 10:07 AM | The Archipelago

A nationwide campaign to preserve cultural heritage has begun in Surabaya with the Balai Pemuda building, or De Simpangsche Societeit, built by the Dutch in 1903, being repainted.

The campaign was officially launched last Friday by world paint producer AkzoNobel in cooperation with the Surabaya municipality office and Surabaya Heritage.

Cities to follow include Bandung (West Java), Makassar (South Sulawesi) and two in Kalimantan and Sumatra, which will be decided at a later date.

Jeremy Paul Rowe, the managing director of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints Southeast Asia and Pacific, said that Surabaya was chosen to mark the program this year because of the numerous historical buildings in the city.

Rowe praised the Surabaya municipal administration for its efforts to preserve its historical legacy.

Attending the opening ceremony were Surabaya Mayor Bambang Dwi Hartono, executive director of Surabaya Heritage Freddy Istanto and Jerry Goei, the president director of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints Indonesia.

The Balai Pemuda building was selected as the first to be repainted, according to Rowe, because of its unique history and structure.

Built in 1907 by Dutch architect Westmaes, right at the heart of the city on Jl. Gubernur Suryo, the building was a favorite place for the Dutch community living in Surabaya to meet and gather and play three-ball snooker.

It was built on a plot of 17,000 square meters. Its main building has double domes shaped like the crown of a Dutch queen.

During the Indonesian fight for independence, the building was used as a meeting point for the nationalist movement. It was once the headquarters of the Youth of the Republic of Indonesia (PRI), a movement to maintain independence.

Given its part in the nation’s history, the building’s name was altered from De Simpangsche Societeit to Balai Pemuda. It currently functions as a multi-purpose building and has also been listed among the city’s 163 preserved heritage sites.

Angela Tan, head of communications at AkzoNobel Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said it would take two weeks to finish repainting the Balai Pemuda building.

Surabaya Heritage’s executive director Freddy Istanto, expressed pride the city was selected as one of the cities to receive assistance in maintaining cultural heritage.

“The Balai Pemuda compound is very lively. It has become a center for different supporting communities including the artistic community,” Freddy said.

He added that apart from being repainted, the Balai Pemuda building would also be revitalized without changing its original structure and aesthetic.

He expressed hope the repainting would make locals more aware and appreciative of the importance of preserving heritage buildings in their town.

“That way the care of heritage buildings will not just stop at the physical matter, but will be more connected to the historical value of our heritage,” he said.

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