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. …

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Pencak Silat Unites Jokowi and Prabowo at Asian Games

Jakarta Globe, Amal Ganesha, August 30, 2018

Indonesian athlete Hanifan Kusumah, with the national flag draped over his
shoulders, hugs President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Gerindra chairman Prabowo
Subianto after winning gold in the 2018 Asian Games pencak silat final at Taman Mini
Indonesia Indah in East Jakarta on Wednesday (29/08). (Antara Photo/Inasgoc/
Aditia Noviansyah)

Jakarta. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo joined the leader of the opposition, Prabowo Subianto, and other prominent figures to watch the 2018 Asian Games pencak silat final at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah in East Jakarta on Wednesday (29/08).

Indonesia won six of the eight gold medals at stake in pencak silat, which made its debut at this year's Asian Games.

Jokowi, who only arrived in time to watch the last two events, was seated next to Prabowo, who is also chairman of the Indonesian Pencak Silat Association (IPSI). They were accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Puan Maharani, Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Sukarnoputri and Syafruddin, chef de mission of the Indonesian 2018 Asian Games contingent.

Indonesia's Hanifan Yudani Kusumah, who won gold after defeating Nguyễn Thái Linh of Vietnam in the men's Class C event, made a victory lap after his match and ran to the VIP seats to embrace Jokowi and Prabowo in a group hug, in a gesture of unity.

His spontaneous act saw the capacity crowd of more than 3,000 spectators erupt in thunderous applause and cheering.

"Jokowi and Prabowo are both great people. We are a nation, we should not be divided because of something unimportant," Hanifan said later, referring to political tensions between the two leaders' followers in recent years.

Prabowo, founder and chairman of the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra), has challenged Jokowi to a rematch in next year's presidential election, after the former Army general lost in a tight race in 2014.

"Through pencak silat, I want to show that Indonesia is a safe and peaceful country," the 20-year-old athlete said.

In his response, Prabowo said: "Whatever it is, for the sake of our nation and country, we will be united."

Indonesia bagged another five gold medals in pencak silat on Wednesday, courtesy of Wewey Wita in the women's Class B, Pipiet Kamelia in the women's Class D, Sugianto in the men's single art, Ni Made Dwiyanti and Ayu Wilantari in the women's doubles art, and Pramudita Yuristya, Gina Lestari and Lutfi Nurhasanah in the women's team art events.

Indonesia has won 14 gold medals in the 2018 Asian Games pencak silat competition, which has now been concluded.

Each gold medal will cost the government Rp 1.5 billion ($102,000) and Jokowi has assured the athletes that they will receive their bonuses on time.

"I will coordinate this tonight so that the bonuses will be paid out as soon as possible," the president told reporters.

"Pencak silat has made the government broke, having to pay all these bonuses," he said with a smile, while looking at Prabowo.

Indonesia is now in fourth place on the 2018 Asian Games medal table with 30 gold, 22 silver and 36 bronze medals.

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