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, August 6, 2014

Jokowi Sets Up Team for a Smooth Presidential Transition

Jakarta Globe, Novy Lumanauw & Markus Sihaloho, Aug 04, 2014

President-Elect Joko Widodo, with raised hand, talks with his transition team, from
 left to right: Rini M.S. Soewandi, Anies Baswedan, Akbar Faisal and Hasto Kristianto,
in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Aug. 4, 2014. (Antara Photo/Widodo S. Jusuf)

Jakarta. President-Elect Joko Widodo on Monday established a transition team that would smooth the transfer of power in government from the administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who steps down from office in October.

“We [open] this office because we have to prepare [for everything], even though I said earlier that we had to respect the process at the Constitutional Court,” Joko was quoted as saying by state-run Antara news agency.

Joko’s preparation comes even as rival candidate Prabowo Subianto on July 25 filed a case with the Constitutional Court. Prabowo challenged the official result of the General Elections Commission (KPU) that showed him with 46.85 percent of the vote from the July 9 election, compared to 53.15 percent for Joko. The court will make a final decision on Aug. 22.

Joko said the office — which will be located at Jalan Situbondo, Menteng in Central Jakarta — will host a team of experts and officials to help him prepare the upcoming state budget as well as establish communication with the current administration.

“The team will elaborate the president’s and the vice president’s vision and mission into policies, plans and programs,” Joko said.

The transition team will be led by former Industry and Trade Minister Rini M.S. Soewandi. She will be assisted by four deputies: international relations and security analyst Andi Widjajanto, Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Hasto Kristianto, education expert Anies Baswedan and National Democratic Party (Nasdem) politician Akbar Faisal.

The five-member team, in turn, will be assisted by some experts who will be acting as advisors.

Hasto said that they were already hard at work discussing policies and programs to help fulfill Joko’s key campaign promises. The team has also assigned staff into dedicated working committees on agriculture, maritime, public housing, economy, education, health and public transportation.

“There are strategic things [that are to be discussed] like the 2015 budget plan … as well as the architecture of [Joko's] cabinet,” Hasto said.

The PDI-P politician, however, stressed that the office will not deliberate on who will be included in Joko’s upcoming cabinet, saying that filling ministerial and strategic posts will be left entirely to Joko.

Although he lauded Joko’s intention for a smooth transition, Yudhoyono was quick to criticize the move as premature, pointing to Prabowo’s challenge of the election result.

“Please be patient! Wait until the Constitutional Court officially decides the president and vice president-elect of the 2014 presidential election. Afterward, I will be proactive in communicate with the president-elect,” Yudhoyono said at the State Palace on Monday.

Still, Yudhoyono — whose second five-year term ends on Oct. 20 — said he appreciated Joko’s decision to establish a transition team and claimed it as his own idea.

“The transition idea, power handover from the old to the new president, from the old to the new government, is one of my ideas that I had announced some months ago. That’s why it’s good,” the president said. Yudhoyono went on to say that there had been no good transition process when he succeeded Megawati Soekarnoputri as president in 2004.

“We’ll change that political tradition so that it will be good for the upcoming government, the next president and the Indonesian people,” Yudhoyono said.

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