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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

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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. …

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Groups urged to get angry to save history sites

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Organizations promoting the appreciation of Jakarta's historic buildings are experiencing a rise in popularity, attracting Jakartans who want to know more about the city's history.

However, much of the growth has been focused on the commercialization of historical sites without adequate advocacy for their preservation, antiquity enthusiast and journalist Pradaningrum Mijarto said Sunday.

"Many of (the groups) are becoming more like a money-seeking travel agents than historical groups," she said.

Historia Community, Sahabat Museum (Friends of the Museum), Jakarta Walks, and Jelajah Budaya are some of the groups involved aimed at building appreciation of the city's heritage.

These groups run tours such as Historia Community's Jakarta Trails and Sahabat Museum's Jelajah Kota Tua program.

"It's good to increase people's interest in history and the old buildings by taking them on tours. However, (the groups) should also help preserve the sites through advocacy work," Pradaningrum said.

As an example, she pointed to last December's recent discovery of a section of tram tracks, timber poles, terra cotta pipes, and a wall dating from to the Dutch colonial era during the construction of the western entrance of a pedestrian tunnel in front of the Bank Mandiri Museum in Jakarta's old city of Kota.

A number of coins and clay pots dating from the 19th century were also found separately in the area. The tram line serving the Kota-Jatinegara route was the city's transportation backbone until it was dismantled in the 1960s.

"No one voiced concern over the discovery and (called for) its preservation," she said.

A preliminary archaeological study is required before construction can be carried out in the old city. However, no archaeological study was done for the tunnel project.

"When this surfaced in public, the (historical appreciation) groups didn't voice their concerns," Pradaningrum said.

"They should have (complained) because they're getting money from these sites. It wouldn't be as fun for the tour groups to hear: `There used to be a historical site here'," she said.

In response, the Founder of Historia Community, Asep Kambali, said his community's mission was to increase public awareness of the importance of understanding history.

"We're not on the advocacy level because we're focused on introducing the sites to people first. We're also volunteer-based and all of us have day jobs, so we don't have that much spare time."

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