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, November 22, 2015

Basuki Wants More Money to Fix Museums, Less to Stage Festivals

Jakarta Globe, November 22, 2015

Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama says the bulk of the Rp 1.2 trillion ($87.7
 million) spent by the city's tourism agency on promotional festivals and events in
2014 went toward renting venues and hiring event organizers. (JG Photo/Afriadi Hikmal)

Jakarta. Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has slashed the budget for hosting festivals and events to promote Jakarta next year by nearly 60 percent, alleging markups and inefficient spending.

Basuki told Tempo that the Jakarta Tourism and Culture Agency spent more than Rp 1.2 trillion ($87.7 million) to host a series of festivals in 2014, the bulk of which went toward renting venues and hiring event organizers.

“So in 2015 we cut the budget [for festivals and events] to Rp 700 billion. Next year the agency might only get Rp 300 billion,” the governor said.

Basuki added that as of 2016, the agency could be barred from hiring private event organizers, particularly for events that the city has been hosting for years.

“Because it’s been employing event organizers, the agency has had to budget Rp 300 million to Rp 400 million to rent large Jakarta theaters. Imagine that – a government agency having to pay for buildings owned by the city?” he said.

“I’m not against festivals and events. What I’m fighting against are markups. After evaluating [the agency’s budget], there have been too many markups.”

Basuki said he had instructed the tourism agency to spend more on renovating museums.

“Our museums are damp. Some are leaking. Yet [the agency] continues to stage festivals and events for Rp 3 billion to Rp 5 billion each,” he said.

“Maybe the agency officials thought I wouldn’t scrutinize their budget. I’ve been very lenient for the 2015 [budget] because I don’t want trouble with agency officials, with the City Council and the Home Affairs Ministry. But I won’t be as tolerant for the 2016 [budget].”

Since he became governor a year ago, Basuki has tred to overhaul how city agencies apply for and spend their funding – a process that he said was riddled with “phantom projects.”

These efforts last year put him at odds with City Council members and dragged the budget deliberation process out for months beyond the year-end deadline.

For the past week, the governor has held meetings with his subordinates to discuss budgets proposed by all of the city’s agencies and has scrapped projects that he sees as wasteful and overpriced.

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