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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. …

Friday, November 7, 2008

Planned heritage site hotel protested

The Jakarta Post, Blontank Poer, Surakarta | Fri, 11/07/2008

Plans to build a hotel in the historical Vastenburg Fortress in Surakarta are facing protest from artists and cultural experts, who claim the proposed construction has the potential to damage the heritage site. 

"It would be better if the municipal administration and the investors reviewed the plan before causing any potential damage to the city," Chairman of Surakarta's Arts Council Murtidjono said. 

Speaking at the Surakarta mayor's residence Monday evening, Murtidjono said the review was urgent because Surakarta recently pioneered the establishment of the Indonesian Heritage Cities Network (JKPI). 

The Surakarta mayor along with investors, environment experts (Amdal) and representatives from Central Java's conservation center took part in the discussions. 

Mayor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the matter put his administration in a dilemma. He said he personally thought it was deplorable that the city's heritage sites and buildings were vanishing. 
"Under normal circumstances, I would have to issue the license to the hotel investors because all the requirements have been fulfilled," Jokowi said. 

These requirements include an overview by Amdal, an examination of the appropriateness of the planned hotel and a letter of recommendation from the conservation center. 

"If I refuse to issue the license, the investors will sue me," Jokowi said. 

Murtidjono said Amdal lacked objectivity and transparency. 

"The Amdal team has based its analysis mainly on the economic considerations and failed to acknowledge the archaeological analysis," he said. 

Located between the colonial administration office (now the city hall) and the Surakarta Palace, Vastenburg Fortress was built in 1750 by Dutch colonizers. 

The fortress was a surveillance post used to monitor the movement of palace troops, who the colonial administration feared were capable of rebellion. 

The investor, Robby Sumampouw, argued the construction would not damage the main walls and structure of the building. 

"We will not flatten the walls. We will build the hotel inside them," Robby, also owner of the Hailai entertainment center in Jakarta, told The Jakarta Post. 

He said he would build a nine-story boutique hotel on the site, equipped with a convention hall and luxurious shopping center. 

He said colonial-style architecture would be adopted for the Rp 300 billion project, which will begin construction by the end of the year.

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