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

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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)

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. …

Friday, May 4, 2007

Tourism looking at sunnier times ahead, says minister

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The tourism industry is expected to continue its recovery this year on the back of intensified efforts to promote Indonesia as a destination and encourage foreign players to invest in tourist attractions here, a minister says.

Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik said Thursday that in line with the increasing number of foreign tourists in the first quarter, the government would focus on promoting tourist attractions and improving facilities at popular tourist destinations.

"We are preparing several programs that will focus on the promotion and development of tourist attractions," he said while opening the Gebyar Wisata Nasional 2007 -- an annual exhibition held to promote culture and tourism.

He said that besides the promotion and development of tourist destinations, improvements to the country's air transportation system and the expansion of the visa-on-arrival scheme at gateway airports would also lead to an increase in the number of foreign visitors.

According to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), foreign tourist arrivals during the first quarter of the year reached 1 million, up 14.2 percent from 877,000 during the same period last year.

The number of foreign tourists visiting Bali increased by 40 percent to 363,686 from 251,382 in the corresponding period last year.

Last week, the government signed an agreement with a Dubai investor for the development of a resort on Lombok island at a cost of US$600 million, in what Jero said should serve as a catalyst to encourage more investment in the tourism industry.

"A number of foreign investors have individually expressed interest in developing some of our tourist attractions, although we have yet to reach any agreements," he said.

The government will prioritize five provinces for tourism development this year -- West Sumatra, North Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara -- with a budget of over Rp 70 billion.

Another effort will be focused on international-event organizers to encourage them to stage events such as seminars, meetings and conventions in Indonesia.

"If we can persuade them to hold these kinds of events in places other than Jakarta and Bali, which frequently host such events, this would provide a great boost for these other places," he said.

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