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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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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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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, November 30, 2011

Strictly Javanese at language congress

The Jakarta Post, Indra Harsaputra and Wahyoe Boediwardhana, Surabaya, Wed, 11/30/2011

A four-day Javanese Language Congress being held in Surabaya, East Java, since last Sunday has turned into a formal Javanese forum as all of the participants, regardless of their places of origin, have been required to speak the high form of the language at the event.

Unlike in previous years, the five-yearly congress, which concludes Wednesday, has this year named Javanese as its official language. As such, everyone at the congress is required to speak formal Javanese, despite that some members of the younger Javanese generations find the dialect difficult to follow.

“As a host, East Java Governor Soekarwo wants the congress to be different from in previous years. That’s why he has requested that Javanese be used as the official language of the congress,” the committee’s secretary Hizbul Wathon said on Tuesday.

Some 600 participants have joined the congress, which is the fifth to be held so far. Among them are 11 foreigners: an Australian, seven Surinamese and three American students currently studying in Indonesian universities.

The Indonesian participants come from 12 provinces. Some were seen wearing Javanese attire while attending the congress. “This is the first time that I have entered a star-rated hotel in a Javanese costume and I am proud of doing so,” said elementary school teacher Jumiyo Siswapangarso, a participant from Yogyakarta.

Similar pride was also conveyed by Surinamese Social Affairs Minister Paul Sumoharjo, who is of Javanese descent.

“We are happy that [we] can speak Javanese. It’s because we are preserving [the culture] of the 100,000 Javanese people in Suriname,” Paul told the forum in plain Javanese during the opening ceremony on Sunday.

Also attending the opening ceremony were Education and Culture Deputy Minister Windu Nuryanti, East Java Governor Soekarwo and Yogyakarta Governor Sultan Hamengku Buwono X.

Among the speakers were George Quinn, an adjunct professor and visiting fellow of the Australian National University’s School of Culture, History and Language, who wrote and presented his presentation in formal Javanese.

His paper was titled “Unggah-Ungguh Lan Bahasa Indonesia: Masalah Rong Werno Sing Ngruweti Pamulanging Basa Jawa Marang Siswa Manca” (Manners and Indonesian Language: Two problems that make it difficult to teach Javanese to foreign students).

“I am touched that I see a spirit to preserve Javanese here. I see this as a shared consciousness to block the impact of globalization that has caused many regional languages to become extinct,” said Quinn, commenting on the use of Javanese as the official language at the congress on Tuesday.

Quinn indeed was not a stranger among preservers of the Javanese language at the congress. He has never missed a single congress since it was first held in Semarang, Central Java, in 1991. He is also known for his perseverance in promoting Javanese in Australia.

“Australia’s younger generations prefer to learn English rather than any other foreign languages, including Javanese. At present only ANU offers a Javanese language program,” said Quinn, who insisted on using Javanese during the interview with The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

He blamed the globalization of English for the situation in Australia, saying that Australian students felt that there was no use in learning Javanese because many Indonesians spoke English fluently.

1 comment:

James wegg said...

Culture of different countries or of different places are different. This is the beauty of this world. When we are moving from one place to another we are getting different culture and that makes our life beautiful. We should not forget our culture, tradition and also we should always respect others culture. This world is the beautiful creation of God. And through us god has gifted us different colour like culture. Fine Arts Reviews