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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 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. …

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bali finds Aussies still lucrative

Ary Hermawan, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The latest travel warning slapped against Indonesia by the Australian government, particularly against Bali, will not discourage the exotic and culturally-rich island from continuing to lure visitors from the southern neighbor it warmly calls "the land of the kangaroos".

"We are currently eying emerging markets such as China, India and Russia, but Australia will remain a lucrative market.

"Australian visitors are one of the largest groups coming to Bali, seconded only by Japanese," Gde Nurjaya, head of the island's tourism agency, said Tuesday on the sidelines of a hearing with regional councilors.

Nurjaya said the Australian travel advisories, which have been consistently renewed and reissued each time the country has received what it calls reliable information of an "imminent" terror attack, should be understood in the proper context.

"If Australia is a father, then it is just trying to protect its children. It is indeed understandable," he said.

Many officials, especially lawmakers, have reacted negatively to the travel warning and feared the adverse impact it could have on Bali's tourism industry.

However, Nurjaya said he remains upbeat that the warning "would not severely affect" the number of foreign tourists visiting Bali.

"We can only evaluate the impact of the latest advisory after the next three months have passed," he said.

The Bali Tourism Board says that on average around 215,000 Australians have visited Bali annually since 2001. The figure fell to 139,000 in 2003 as a result of a first deadly Bali bombing, but rose back to 267,000 in 2004.

However, after the second Bali bombing in 2005 in Jimbaran and Kuta -- which was perhaps amplified by the complications surrounding the Bali nine case in which three Australians were sentenced to death for drug trafficking -- the number plunged to below 120,000.

Despite all this, with the number of local and foreign tourist arrivals on the increase and confidence that the island's tourism industry has somewhat recovered from the damaging reputation of being a terror target, travel agencies and tourism officials were optimistic about 2007.

As of May this year, the number of Australian tourists had reached 65,551, accounting for 10 percent of all foreign tourist arrivals on Bali. Around 129,000 Japanese tourists flocked to Bali's beaches in the same period. "International tourist numbers from the Asia Pacific increased by 35 percent," Nurjaya said.

However, the Australian government's travel advisory early this month shook the island's newfound confidence as it abruptly followed a European Union flight ban on Indonesian airlines. Travel agencies believe that the number of tourists traveling from Europe to Bali will likely drop by at least 30 percent as a result.

"Australia is of course a market that we have to continuously develop," he said when asked if the travel advisories from Australia would force Bali to turn to other markets such as China and Russia.

He said the island's tourism agency was currently looking into training a portion of its workforce to speak Russian, Indian or Chinese in a bid to begin developing those markets.

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