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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)

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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. …

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Professionals learning to love Ragunan Zoo

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

It has been 20 years since Rina visited Ragunan Zoo during a holiday with her family.

Her memories of the zoo were of dirt and discomfort. Like almost every other middle-class professional in the city, she as unlikely to include a trip to the zoo in her plans for the weekend, and toured the malls instead, she says.

But on Saturday, she was back there once again, on a company trip organized by her employer, Citibank.

"I thought it was dirty and not as comfortable as malls. I would have never come here if it wasn't for my work. But I've changed my mind now... it is quite clean," said Rina, adding that she'd consider returning again.

Her company, Citigroup's Citibank, organized a corporate social action day to clean the zoo. The company sent 1,500 employees to sweep the ground, paint benches, plant trees and bathe animals.

Rina was on the sweeping team, cleaning up dried leaves and garbage. Other employees got to bathe elephants and paint benches.

The activity was part of Citigroup's attempt to organize a global community day involving its employees around the world in environmental activities.

Ditta Amahorseya, the country vice president for corporate affairs, said Citigroup's Indonesian office chose Ragunan Zoo to introduce the zoo's functions to the employees.

"Many of them have never been here before. This is a chance for them to see that the zoo is not only a nice recreational area but also has played many roles in preserving the environment."

Zoo director Sri Mulyono said that the zoo mainly functioned as an animal conservation and research laboratory.

"Somehow, most people know it as recreational area only. However, it also functions as a city water catchment and green area," he said.

The 140-hectare zoo was established in 1964. It has some 3,500 animals and visitors can walk, cycle or take a horse and cart or train to get around.

It attracts some 300,000 visitors a month.

The number of visitors to the zoo lags behind that of an average shopping mall, which sees an average 1 million visitors a month. Among middle- and upper-class Jakartans, open space like public parks and the zoo have lost their popularity to mushrooming malls (lln).

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