Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners

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Widodo has pledged to bring reform to Indonesia

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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

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

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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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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, January 2, 2015

Jokowi Calls for Urgent Rebuilding of Batik Market in Hometown of Solo

Jakarta Globe, Ari Susanto, Jan 02, 2015

President Joko Widodo meets with residents and business owners during a visit
at Pasar Klewer in Solo, Central Java, on Dec. 31, 2014. (Antara Photo/Andika Betha)

Solo. President Joko Widodo has urged officials in the Central Java town of Solo, where he served seven years as mayor, to immediately rebuild the famed Pasar Klewer batik market, which was razed by a fire last weekend.

The reconstruction of the historical market will be jointly funded by the city, the province and the central government, Joko said during a visit to the site on New Year’s Eve. He added he could not yet determine how much funding Jakarta would give until the Solo administration had submitted a request for the money.

“We’ll work together to rebuild the market. The city and the province will share the cost, and the central government will add to it. I’ve ordered the city to start the renovation as soon as possible,” the president told reporters.

He also spoke to market traders during his visit and promised a quick response to the issue, and called on the Solo mayor, F.X. Hadi Rudyatmo — Joko’s deputy when he was mayor from 2005 to 2012 — to immediately provide a temporary location where the traders could resume doing business.

Joko’s visit came a day after Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo visited the fire-gutted market building.

The market, famed as the biggest trading hub for batik in Indonesia, and the busiest market in terms of daily transaction values after Tanah Abang in Jakarta, burned down on the night of Dec. 27, following a suspected electrical short circuit in one of the stalls.

Police are still investigating the cause of the blaze.

Mayor Hadi Rudyatmo has estimated that a restoration will cost some Rp 136 billion ($10.9 million). He has also had to fend of rumors that the fire was deliberately set to allow the city administration to bring in a private developer for the restoration, after some traders alleged that the city had been trying for years to get them to leave.

For now, the traders, who recorded daily transactions of more than Rp 10 billion when still operating at the two-story Pasar Klewer, will be moved to Solo’s historical Vastenburg Fort and the town square, known as alun-alun, pending the rebuilding of the market, which is expected to take a year.

The relocation cost alone is expected to amount to Rp 28 billion.

Pasar Klewer was the central exchange for vendors and buyers of batik in the heartland of the traditional cloth, with the fabrics coming from Solo, Yogyakarta, Sragen, Sukoharjo, Pekalongan, Cirebon and Lasem.

The market, which began during the Japanese occupation in World War Two, also hosted vendors of other traditional local crafts and products, including wood furniture, carved mirror frames, and cut-glass ornaments.

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