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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. …

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Clinton Arrives in Indonesia

By MARK LANDLER, The New York Times,  February 18, 2009

 Adi Weda/European Pressphoto Agency 

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, accompanied by her Indonesian counterpart, Hassan Wirajuda, in Jakarta on Wednesday. 

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Reaching out to the world’s most populous Muslim nation and the boyhood home of her boss, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Indonesia on Wednesday, saying she wanted to pay tribute to its hard-won democracy. 

“Indonesia has experienced a great transformation in the last 10 years,” she said, hearkening to the Asian financial crisis of 1998, which triggered the ouster of the autocratic regime of President Suharto. 

Mrs. Clinton said that her decision to come here — a 3,600-mile detour from her tour of Japan, South Korea, and China — was also driven by a desire to recognize Southeast Asia, a region that senior Obama administration officials said had been neglected by the Bush White House. 

To underscore that point, she announced that the United States would move toward signing a treaty with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which would draw it closer to the 10-member group, which includes Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. 

But Mrs. Clinton sharply criticized another ASEAN member, Myanmar, and said that the United States was reviewing its policy of economic sanctions against the military junta that runs the country, formerly known as Burma. 

“Clearly, the path we have taken in imposing sanctions hasn’t influenced the Burmese junta,” Mrs. Clinton said after a meeting with Indonesia’s foreign minister, Hassan Wirajuda. She added, “Reaching out and trying to engage them hasn’t worked either.” 

Mrs. Clinton said the United States sought a broader partnership with Indonesia, particularly in the area of climate change. Indonesia is one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases, largely because of its extensive deforestation. She also praised the Indonesian government for its fight against Islamic extremism. 

In his first annual threat assessment, submitted to the United States Senate last week, the director of national intelligence, Dennis C. Blair, said Indonesia’s counterterrorism efforts, which were aided by the United States, had resulted in the arrests of hundreds of operatives of Jemaah Islamiya, the radical Islamist group responsible for the deadly Bali bombings in 2002. 

While he said the group remained a threat, the Indonesian government’s efforts had “degraded their attack capabilities.” 

Indonesia is, in many ways, a good-news story: an Islamic society that has made a transition to democracy and rebuilt its economy after a devastating collapse during the Asian financial crisis. 

At the airport in Jakarta, Mrs. Clinton was serenaded by children from the grade school Mr. Obama attended as a fourth grader. She seemed delighted and swayed in unison with the children. 

“President Obama has a very strong constituency in Indonesia – of course without the right to vote,” said Mr. Wirajuda, the foreign minister. 

He urged Clinton to convey an invitation to Mr. Obama to visit Indonesia soon. 

“We cannot wait too long,” he said. 

Mrs. Clinton has asked experts whether Indonesia holds any lessons for Pakistan, a similarly large, but much less stable Muslim country. The answer is not clear, given the distinct differences in Pakistani and Javanese culture, and the different role religion plays in the two societies. 

Indonesia has felt reverberations from the economic crisis that originated in the United States, and its recent history makes it feel vulnerable to the ravages of a cross-border economic contagion.

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Warm welcome 

The Jakarta Post    |   Thu, 02/19/2009 11:34 AM  

Warm welcome: Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (right) greets US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, shortly after her arrival at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Thursday. During her first overseas visit as America’s top diplomat, Clinton is expected to revitalize US economic and development ties with Indonesia and Southeast Asia. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

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