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, February 22, 2009

Unesco Atlas Details Languages in Peril

The Jakarta Globe, February 21, 2009 

Nearly 2,500 of the world’s 6,000 languages, including a number of Indonesian dialects, are in danger of extinction, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, or Unesco, warned on Friday. 

Unesco’s “Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger of Disappearing,” which was released in Paris in conjunction with International Mother Language Day, which falls on Monday, indicated that a significant number of languages in Indonesia, India, Brazil and Mexico were in peril of extinction. 

In the atlas, previous editions of which were released by Unesco in 1996 and 2001, languages were classified into five categories: not safe, threatened, extremely threatened, critical, and extinct.

The atlas revealed that of the world’s 6,000 languages, over 200 had gone extinct in the past three generations, while 538 were categorized as critical, 502 were extremely threatened, 632 were threatened, and 607 were not safe. 

Two hundred languages have less than 10 speakers, while another 178 have between 10 to 50 speakers, it said. 

The language of Manx, from the Isle of Man in Britain, became extinct in 1974 after Ned Maddrell, its last speaker, passed away. The Eyak language from Alaska died with Marie Smith Jones in 2008. 

“The extinction of a language leads to the disappearance of all forms of cultural heritage, especially the legacy of tradition and the linguistic expression of its speakers, from poems and stories to proverbs and jokes,” said Koichiro Matsuura, director of Unesco, on the agency’s Web site. 

Over thirty linguists were involved in the atlas’s preparation, which showed that language extinction happened everywhere across all economic conditions. 

Almost two-thirds of world’s languages are found in sub-Saharan Africa, and linguists have predicted that some 10 percent of those languages could be extinct by the next century.

In France, 13 languages are also under threat. 

At least 169 of Indonesia’s 742 languages have less than 500 speakers, and were therefore listed as being under threat. 


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