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. …

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The discreet charm of the Komodo dragon

The Jakarta Post

The primitive komodo started to gain popularity after being discovered by Dutch state official, Lt. Van Steyn van Hensbroek, in 1911.

In 1912, director of the Zoological Museum and Botanical Gardens Bogor, Peter A. Ouwens, studied the species and gave it the name Varanus komdoensis, which replaced the label komodo lizard. In 1926, Pene W. Douglas Burden from the American Museum of Natural History did more comprehensive research by catching and dissecting 27 komodos.

In order to be in a good condition to hunt their prey,
a group of komodo expose themselves in sunlight to
bring their body temperature from 28 degrees to 38
degrees Celcius. (JP/Ricky Yudhostira)

Komodos normally hunt deer, buffalo, boars and horses. However, in the last couple of years, the diminishing number of prey has decreased the number of komodo, which resulted in them killing and consuming one another. Many have also infiltrated people's backyard and killed their goats.

Some people have reported that they were attacked by komodos. Actually, a komodo won't attack humans as long as people stay away from their hunting spots, which are hard to discern.

The primitive creature is also found in nearby islands, such as in Rinca and Gili Motang (they are located between Sumbawa and Flores). The estimated total komodo population is 3,000. The Komodo island and its surroundings were established as a conservation area called the Komodo National Park in 1980. UNESCO confirmed it as a world heritage site in 1986.

The centralized management of the park by the government had caused intrigue between the indigenous people and the need for conservation.

The folk story of the komodo goes like this: a local woman once gave birth to twins. One is a human and the other was a komodo. As creatures of the earth within an ecosystem, both had to co-exist. Poverty-stricken people equals to the extinction of komodo.

-- Text and photos by Ricky Yudhistira

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