Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners

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Widodo has pledged to bring reform to Indonesia

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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. …

Friday, April 30, 2010

A Man and His Robot Make the Most of a Golden Opportunity

Jakarta Globe, Putri Prameshwari, April 30, 2010

Rodi Hartono is draped in a national flag after winning gold for his country at the Robogames in San Francisco with his robot, DU-114 . The robot had to maneuver through a labyrinth and put out flames.  (JG Photo/Unikom)

Amid a barrage of criticism of the national education system and the recent dismal exam results, a team of Bandung-based university students this week brought home a gold medal from a prestigious international robot competition.

Team member Rodi Hartono, from the Indonesian Computer University, or Unikom, and his lecturer, Yusrila Kerlooza, received the honor of best performance with their robot, DU-114, in the “open fire-fighting autonomous robot” category at this year’s Robogames in San Francisco on April 24 and 25.

Rodi said it was the second time he had won with the same robot, but the challenge had been more difficult this year.

“More teams joined the competition this year,” he said. “They were all there with their upgraded robots.”

The DU-114, he said, had to walk through a labyrinth, which had candles placed in random positions. The robot had to spot the fires and extinguish them with an automated spray.

Rodi said the same robot had been used during the 2009 Robogames and they had spent the past year upgrading its software so it could spot random fires more quickly.

“The robot and software cost about Rp 10 million [$1,100] to make,” he said, adding that the cost of research made the total cost much more.

Unikom’s rector, Eddy Soeryanto Soegoto, said the university, together with the Ministry of National Education, would give each member of the team scholarships up to doctoral degree.

“They can pick whichever university they want,” he said.

But Rodi said he was unsure what his next step would after winning the competition, noting that scientific research was still often overlooked by the government and businesspeople.

“Most students and researchers keep entering and winning competitions,” he said, “but there is no follow-up from the government or industry that wants to use our creations.”

His said his personal aim in creating the robot had been to make it useful to assist less privileged people, including the disabled. “My motto is to create technology for peace, for humanity,” he said.

Rodi said he hoped all his creations, not only the DU-114, could be used by disabled people to help make their everyday lives easier.

“That’s why I hope someone will come forward who wants to work together with us,” the inventor said.

This year, 17 countries participated in the 7th Robogames, with 508 robots and 667 engineers competing against each other in 59 categories.

Eddy said Unikom was preparing about 30 students to compete in various robot competition in the coming year, including the next Robogames.

The biggest challenge, Rodi said, was the difference in the humidity in Indonesia and the United States, which had shortened the robot’s visibility.

“We will try to tackle this problem next year,” he said.

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