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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)

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)

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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. …

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Indonesian Govt Gives Awards to Inspiring Musicians

Jakarta Globe, Elvira Anna Siahaan, May 18, 2013

Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu, far right, poses with Musical
 Dedication Award winners, including Java Jazz Festival promoter Peter F. Gontha
 in Jakarta on Friday night. The award, in its first year, will become an annual
fixture. (SP Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)

The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry on Friday presented awards to five people deemed to have greatly influenced the country’s musical industry.

The Musical Dedication Award (Karya Bhakti Musik), the first of its kind in Indonesia, was presented by the minister, Mari Elka Pangestu to contemporary music composer Slamet Abdul Syukur, songwriter Heins Enteng Tanamal, keroncong singer Waldjinah, jazz musician and promoter Peter F. Gontha, and folk singer Iwan Fals.

Mari said she hoped the award could be given annually to inspiring musicians across all genres.

The award was established to appreciate creative figures in the music industry and encourage other artists to strive for excellence and innovation.

“This award is presented in line with our plan to celebrate National Music Day, which fell on March 9. To me, music is a very promising creative industry. Therefore, the ministry will contribute by handing out awards each year,” Mari said during the ceremony.

The judging process for the Award has been underway since March. Initially, it was to be presented on National Music Day, but a very competitive field made choosing winners difficult.

The judging panel consisted of representatives from the ministry and the Indonesia Association of Singers, Songwriters, and Composers.

After much debate, award categories were selected in the contemporary music figure, producer and intellectual rights advocate, international festival producer, legendary keroncong singer, and ballad singer-songwriter fields.

Peter, who is also the publisher of the Jakarta Globe, said that he was surprised to have won the award.

He said he appreciated the recognition and commended the government for celebrating Indonesia’s vibrant music scene.

The Java Jazz promoter hoped the award would encourage people in the music industry to be even more creative.

“The Java Jazz Festival has finally received domestic acknowledgement,” Peter said.

“The festival started as a hobby, but at the same time I wanted to show that Indonesia is safe. To my surprise, the festival has become the third most-viewed live stream on YouTube.”

Mari said in future, young musicians would also receive achievement awards, in line with the ministry’s belief in fostering new talent.

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