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

Pope: 'Death penalty represents failure' – no 'humane' way to kill a person

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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)

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. …

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Jakarta Hatches a New Plan for Kota Tua

Jakarta Globe, Lenny Tristia Tambun, April 27, 2013

A scavenger sits near the neglected colonial-era building in Jakarta’s Kota Tua
(old town). (JG Photo/Afriadi Hikmal)

Jakarta plans to make Kota Tua, the capital’s historical precinct, a special economic zone as the government aims to realize the area’s tourism potential and stop centuries-old buildings from collapsing.

With the creation of the zone, economic development, infrastructure and restoration in the area would become the responsibility of a single government body.

“By establishing a Kota Tua special economic zone, all of the development will be done through a single door, run by a specialized authority,” Jakarta tourism and culture agency chief Arie Budiman said on Friday.

Arie said that currently development of Kota Tua is the responsibility of multiple agencies, each with their own programs and priorities.

The situation has deterred investors and building owners from harnessing the area’s tourism potential, leaving the buildings, 70 percent of which are privately owned, to be left in decay.

Despite laws stating that owners could be fined Rp 50 million ($5,100) to Rp 5 billion for neglecting their caretaker duties, few have braved the bureaucratic hurdles to obtain permits to restore the buildings.

For decades, several plans to revitalize the entire area have failed.

Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has announced a new master plan to transform the area into a cultural tourism center. His administration pledged Rp 150 billion in 2014 to implement the changes. The Dutch government has also expressed its support of the new plan.

The focus of Joko’s plan is to make Kota Tua teem with creative industries such as fashion, food and handicrafts. At the same time, the governor aims to give the neighborhood a more exclusive feeling by attracting investment from high-end hotels, restaurants and galleries.

Arie said that turning Kota Tua into a special economic zone would allow authorities to conduct speedy restoration and infrastructure projects and ensure that they meet the governor’s vision.

But an economic zone formation requires a presidential decree, and according to Arie, the provincial government is still trying to formulate the details for the special zone. “We know that it is a long process,” he said, adding that it might take three to four years before Kota Tua is turned into a special economic zone.

But this will not stop restoration and infrastructure projects already planned by the government, which will start next year, according to Arie.

“There will be infrastructure [projects] like sidewalks, lighting, redirecting traffic as well as staging tourism events to make the place come alive,” he said.

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