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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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US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)

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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. …

Friday, February 27, 2009

New Life for the Grande Old Dame of Jakarta

The Jakarta Globe,  Ade Mardiyati, February 27, 2009 

After three years of major reconstruction that retained most of its original external design, the iconic Hotel Indonesia will officially be back in operation on Saturday under a new brand, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta. 

“To build a hotel within a hotel is among the most difficult jobs in the world,” Gerhard E. Mitrovits, general manager of Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, said during a press conference in Jakarta on Wednesday when asked why the reconstruction took so long. 

Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno, inaugurated Hotel Indonesia in August 1962. It was the first hotel in the country to offer international-standard service  and became a city landmark. 

US architects Abel Sorensen and wife Wendy were retained by President Sukarno to design the 25,082-square-meter building. The couple successfully outlined and brought to life a modern hotel that included elements of Indonesian architecture. 

The first important event to involve the hotel was the 4th Asian Games in the same year the hotel was opened. State guests and world leaders who have been  hosted at the hotel include US Senator Ted Kennedy and Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. 

In its golden years, Hotel Indonesia was a symbol of Jakarta’s urban lifestyle. Meetings and social functions of the wealthy and socialites were held at the hotel. 

During the 1970s, the Nirwana Supper Club was frequently filled with Jakarta’s leading lights enjoying dinner and live entertainment by  both local and international musicians. Going for a dip in the hotel’s swimming pool became a status symbol for young people of the time. 

A number of the hotel’s original art masterpieces have been maintained. The Dewi Sri statue sculptured by Trubus, President Sukarno’s favorite artist, and an enormous wall painting of Indonesia’s fauna by world-renowned Chinese artist Lee Man Fong are among the hotel’s treasures.

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