Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners

Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners
Widodo has pledged to bring reform to Indonesia

Ban appeals to Indonesia to stop death row executions

Ban appeals to Indonesia to stop death row executions
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

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

US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)
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. …

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ramadan: Suddenly religious

P.J. Leo, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Fri, 08/06/2010 9:05 AM

It’s good: Jetty Pribadi (center), the owner of
Alda JP Design, talks to a prospective buyer.
Ramadan fasting month will come in the next few days and Muslim people from various walks of life have begun to welcome the holy month.

Some Indonesian singers have released religious albums. Many, including celebrities, become suddenly devoted — at least, seen from wearing different cloth styles, such as wearing jilbab or a headscarf. TV stations have promoted their buka (breaking the fast) and sahur (predawn meal) programs. Mosques are full of people performing tarawih prayers.

Sharp-sneezing businesspeople see Ramadan as an opportunity to sell their products: Garments, claimed to be free-alcohol cosmetics, foods and beverages, Islamic CDs and DVDs, umrah [minor haj pilgrimage], for example.

Never give up: Amalia, who is deaf, from Amy Ibrahim
Atmanto Creative House, sews sequins onto a dress.
A recent event, “Fashion and Accessories Expo 2010”, which took place at the Small and Medium Enterprises and Coopertive building in South Jakarta, is an example of Ramadan welcoming.

Held from July 28 to Aug. 1, the annual event with the theme “Cosmos Muslim Fashion” offered a variety of products from local designers and small and medium enterprises.

It also organized creative competitions, workshops and talkshows which were considered ways to attract visitors, mostly women. In religion and capitalism, women are a favorite target.

Haute gown: Long dresses and headscarves
are among choices of Muslim fashion.
Muslims around the world will end Ramadan after a month-long fasting and celebrate Idul Fitri holidays on Sept. 10 and 11.

Idul Fitri is supposed to celebrate the rebirth of Muslims by forgiving each other.

As people get ready for their homecoming to celebrate the Idul Fitri with the big families, many of us put on our best and new clothes for the celebration.

— Text and photos by JP/P.J. Leo

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