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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

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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, March 25, 2009

Bali named world's best spa destination

Ni Komang Erviani, The jakarta post, Denpasar | Wed, 03/25/2009 1:55 PM

The resort island of Bali garnered yet another international accolade this year when it was named the Best Spa Tourism Destination in the World 2009 by Berlin-based fitness magazine Senses.

Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik presented the award Tuesday to Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika in Denpasar. Earlier in March, the ministry's director general of marketing, Sapta Nirwandar, received the award on behalf of the Balinese people from the magazine during the annual International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin.

"I want to congratulate *the Bali administration and people* for this award. It proves that Bali is still recognized *as a top tourism destination* by the world," Jero said.

The ministry's director for overseas promotion, Gede Pitana, said the award was a prestigious one since the magazine was the second largest in Berlin with a readership of 60,000. The nomination and selection process, he added, was carried out by a team of 200 experts on spa and tourism.

"The award is obvious evidence that Bali still has a competitive edge against other top world destinations, such as the Maldives and Thailand," he said.

Governor Pastika stated the accolade would be yet another prize in the island's trophy cabinet. Previously, the island received various awards from several international tourism publications, including being named Best Destination in the World by Travel & Leisure magazine.

"The award is the result of the excellent services provided by the island's spa operators," he said.

But Pastika warned that the Balinese should not be carried away by a sense of overconfidence because of the award. He pointed out the island's tourism was still embroiled in many problems, such as mounting piles of garbage, floods, traffic jams, unlicensed travel guides, illegal villas, long queues caused by the visa-on-arrival policy, and illegal retribution targeting foreign visitors. "There are a lot of problems that we must cope with to improve and enhance our tourism industry. Defending an award is a lot harder than getting it in the first place," he said.

Indonesia Spas Association (ASPI) chairwoman Mooryati Soedibyo said she was proud of Bali for its achievement.

"It means that spas have become one of the appealing tourism attractions. Hopefully, spas will attract more visitors, foreign and domestic, to Bali," she said.

There are a total of 600 spas operating across the country, a large number of which are based in Bali.

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