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. …

Sunday, March 22, 2015

'Happy' Pharrell mobbed at UN General Assembly

Yahoo – AFP, March 20, 2015

Musician Pharrell Williams (L) is mobbed by fans at the International Day of 
Happiness at the United Nations in New York March 20, 2015 (AFP Photo/
Timothy A. Clary)

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN podium has been the scene of countless speeches both passionate and dull, but the audience was not world leaders but children, and they mobbed the speaker.

Pop star Pharrell Williams -- best known for his viral hit "Happy" -- addressed the UN General Assembly on the "International Day of Happiness" as he raised his voice on the dangers of climate change.

After he spoke, "Happy" came on the speakers of the normally solemn hall as dozens of teenagers and younger children raced toward him with their camera phones in hopes he would dance.

UN security guards rushed into the crowd in fear of a stampede as an official took the microphone to urge everyone to step back.

Williams has been working with former US vice president Al Gore to organize global concerts in June to build public pressure for a UN-backed agreement on climate change at a conference late this year in Paris.

"You should know that happiness is your birthright," Williams told the hundreds of assembled children, whose placards all read "#happyplanet" instead of the usual names of UN member states.

Musician Pharrell Williams (R) and Philippe Cousteau Jr. gesture during the
 International Day of Happiness at the UN in New York on March 20, 2015
(AFP Photo/Timothy A. Clary)

"If you don't take care of your home, you don't have a life, so we have to now transition from climate change to climate action," he said.

Environmentalist Philippe Cousteau Jr joined Williams to warn that climate change's effects were looking even worse than initially feared, pointing to Cyclone Pam, which recently ravaged the Pacific island of Vanuatu, as well as the rapidly melting Arctic ice.

"One of the scary things about climate change is that all of our predictions have been too conservative," said Cousteau, the grandson of legendary French ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau.

'Happy' playlist

As part of the International Day of Happiness, the United Nations worked with streaming service MixRadio to create a playlist.

Numerous musicians and actors offered selections when asked to name songs that made them happy.

Pop diva Britney Spears picked Prince's infectious hit "Kiss," British DJ Fatboy Slim chose the 1976 R&B peace anthem "Harvest of the World" by The Isley Brothers and cello great Yo Yo Ma offered a Bach work recorded by the late Pablo Casals, often considered the greatest master of the instrument.

Musician Pharrell Williams(2R) speaks at the United Nations (UN) during the
 International Day of Happiness in New York on March 20, 2015 (AFP
Photo/Timothy A. Clary)

Two artists chose works by themselves -- Portuguese singer David Fonseca and Indian film composer A.R. Rahman.

And in a selection that was especially intriguing, singer-songwriter John Legend chose late Motown great Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."

Williams earlier this month lost a $7 million lawsuit from Gaye's family, which accused him and Robin Thicke of stealing "Got to Give It Up" for their 2013 hit "Blurred Lines."

Williams denies the charge and has called the verdict an affront to artists.

The United Nations declared an International Day of Happiness –- which coincides with the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere –- in 2012 after an initiative by Bhutan, the Himalayan land that measures "Gross National Happiness" instead of a standard economic indicator.
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