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. …

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sex, Smartphones and Celebrities: Jakarta Globe’s Top Web Stories For 2009

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It's not only Manohara's mother, Daisy Fajarina, left, who loves her. Our online readers do too, according to Jakarta Globe story hits for 2009. (Photo: AFP)

From presidential elections to scandal, terrorism and earthquakes, Indonesia had plenty of big headlines in 2009. On the Jakarta Globe Web site, however, user hits told a different tale about the news that captivated online readers this year. Below are the top 10 news stories of the year from

Jakarta Globe’s 2009 Countdown: Our top 10 news stories by hits for 2009

10. Manohara in Her Own Words

Our exclusive interview with Indonesian-American teen princess/model/actress Manohara Odelia Pinot, was a hit. Married to an allegedly abusive Malaysian prince, her escape to Jakarta turned Mano into a major celebrity. Since her return, she has landed her own soap opera, been sued by the estranged prince and joined anticorruption rallies. Encore?

9. Outrage Over ‘Stolen’ Pendet Dance Ends Up As a Misstep

Malaysia not only allegedly stole Manohara — it also apparently tried to steal pendet , a Balinese traditional dance. Online outrage rose but it all turned out to be one big misunderstanding.

8. Sayonara Miyabi: Japanese Porn Star Will Not Visit Indonesia For Film

Japanese porn star Miyabi planned to visit Indonesia to star in non-porn comedy “Menculik Miyabi” (“Kidnapping Miyabi”). Protests by conservative Islamic groups led to her cancel the visit.

7. Miss Indonesia Shames Us All, Cry Aceh’s Clerics

Conservative clerics accused Qori Sandioriva of “bringing shame” to Aceh on her way to winning the beauty pageant title. The issue is likely to reignite in 2010 when she represents Indonesia in the Miss Universe competition. Swimsuit competition anyone?

6. Anang Confirms Divorce from Krisdayanti

The split-up of celebrity couple Krisdayanti and Anang Hermansyah over tales of adultery after 13 years was irresistible.

5. Two Plunge to Deaths in Jakarta Shopping Malls

Tragically, two people committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floors of two luxury shopping malls on the same day. Rumors of a Romeo and Juliet love pact surged, but were later disproved.

4. Manohara: ‘I Was Drugged and Abused’

Arriving home after a dramatic escape from her Malaysian prince husband, Manohara detailed the abuse she allegedly endured during their relationship. The story caused a sensation.

3. Japanese Porn Star’s Visit Delayed Due to Indonesian Uproar

More Miyabi. Ho hum. Chalk this up to search terms, including “Japanese porn,” “Indonesia porn” and just plain “porn.”

2. Indonesian Vigilantes Prepare For Battle in Malaysia

A fringe group announced plans to invade Malaysia over the Ambalat dispute, cultural slights, Manohara etc. Announcing an invasion? Readers asked: “Who are they kidding?”

1. Indonesian Smartphones Battle: BlackBerry Beats iPhone

Forget politics, sex and scandal, the No. 1 story on was about mobile phones! Not all that surprising. Look around, Indonesia is cell phone obsessed. The stats don’t lie — above devotion to country, Michael Jackson or even Manohara lies a nationwide addiction to our cell phones. You know who you are. Stop texting! We are trying to get you to read the newspaper.

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