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. …

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Yudhoyono Warns Against ‘Dangerous Candidate’

Jakarta Globe, Ezra Sihite, May 07, 2014

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono greets presidential hopeful Prabowo
Subianto at the State Palace on Dec. 24, 2013. (Rumgapres Photo/Abror Rizki)

Jakarta. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has taken an apparent swipe at Prabowo Subianto, one of the men vying to replace him, in a YouTube video warning Indonesians not to vote for a candidate espousing a nationalist platform through “dangerous promises.”

Yudhoyono did not mention the candidate by name in the video, uploaded by his Democratic Party, but warned against calls made by one of them to nationalize all foreign assets in the country.

“Perhaps those who listen to this rhetoric would say this is great and daring and highly nationalistic,” Yudhoyono said in the video that was uploaded on Tuesday and titled “SBY on the presidential hopefuls’ promises.”

“But if he becomes president and nationalizes all foreign assets, including deals made since the Sukarno and Suharto eras up to the present, then we can be taken to international arbitration,” he went on. “And if we lose, it will jeopardize our economy and it will have a massive impact.

“I would not choose or support him because I know the risk would threaten our economy,” he added.

Prabowo is the only one of the leading candidates who has called for nationalization of key industries. A shrewd businessman in his own right, however, Prabowo’s jingoistic rhetoric is seen by observers as just a ploy to pander to voters.

Yudhoyono urged the candidates for the July 9 presidential election to explain their platforms and programs to voters.

He also emphasized the importance of the candidates choosing their running mates based on their competency and not on political horse-trading. He claimed that he had been in sole charge of picking his running mate, and that he had never gone back on the decision.

“It’s a sin to jerk people around, because the vice president is important,” he said in the video. “My view is that the vice president is not a spare wheel.”

Yudhoyono also claimed to have never reneged on a promise made to his running mate.

In 2009, he famously dumped his vice president, Jusuf Kalla, after his first five years in office, and went on to win re-election with Boediono, the former central bank governor, as his number two.

Yudhoyono also called on his eventual successor not to form coalitions with other parties on the basis of how many seats each bloc would get in the cabinet, saying this form of transactional politics went against the mandate given to the winning candidate by voters.

“Don’t count seats or positions or this ministry or that ministry. I don’t think that’s good,” he said.

Yudhoyono’s own Democrats won enough votes in the 2009 legislative election to be able to nominate him unaided, but still went on to form a coalition with five other parties — much to the government’s chagrin later on when two of them, the Golkar Party and the Prosperous Justice Party, or PKS, refused to toe the Democrats’ line on key policies such as a subsidized fuel price hike.

Yudhoyono said in the video that if his would-be successors sought to build coalitions, they should do so with parties that shared the same platform and vision.

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