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. …

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

In Indonesian Presidential Election, Ballots Travel on Horseback and by Boat

Jakarta Globe – AFP, Jul 08, 2014

Regional election commission officials distributing ballot boxes by boat in
 the Batang Sangir river of South Sumatra on Saturday. Up to 13 ballot boxes were
 distributed to at least three nearby remote areas, with a total traveling time of six
hours on land and river transportation. (Antara Photo/Iggoy el Fitra)

Carrying ballot boxes on their backs, Indonesian tribesmen climbed barefoot up a mountain in a remote part of Borneo island to ensure a small village would not miss the chance to take part in Wednesday’s presidential poll.

It is just one example of the great lengths gone to in the world’s biggest archipelago nation, home to some 6,000 inhabited islands and stretching around 5,150 kilometers from east to west, to organize elections.

Months of painstaking preparation culminate in a weeks-long operation, with ballots taken in speedboats out to remote islands, carried on horseback along mountain paths, and in helicopters and small planes to far-flung hamlets.

There will be some 480,000 polling stations set up for the vote across the world’s third biggest democracy.

Some 190 million eligible voters will cast ballots, from the crowded main island of Java — where more than half of the country’s inhabitants live — to mountainous eastern Papua, and jungle-clad Sumatra in the west.

“Geography is always a problem in Indonesia,” General Election Commission (KPU) spokesman Arief Priyo Susanto told AFP, ahead of this week’s poll in which Jakarta governor Joko Widodo and ex-general Prabowo Subianto are in a tight race.

“We distribute logistics to the most remote and least accessible areas first.”

The 15 men delivering voting slips on Borneo were from the Dayak tribe, feared in the past for ritually decapitating their enemies then preserving their heads, and they faced a two-day trek over mountains and through the jungle to reach Juhu village.

Wild boars, blood-sucking leeches

They ran a gauntlet of wild boars stampeding through the jungle and streams filled with blood-sucking leeches, in areas where there is no phone signal and temperatures plunge at night, the local election commission chief Subhani told AFP.

“It’s better to walk non-stop for 18 hours than to sleep overnight,” added the official.

In the Bondowoso district of eastern Java, ballot boxes were being strapped to 20 horses tasked with carting voting slips up precipitous rocky slopes, along deep ravines and narrow dirt paths to highland settlements that vehicles cannot reach.

“It’s too dangerous for cars and motorcycles as a wrong move could mean falling to one’s death,” district election official Juli Suryo told AFP.

In vast Papua, ballots are taken to polling stations by jeep, speedboat and on foot. This year the military is using three helicopters to help with distribution in a bid to speed up the process.

However thick fog in the mountains or heavy rain can hamper delivery of ballot boxes by air. Extra precautions must also be taken if it is raining, with ballot boxes wrapped in plastic sheets and wax paper to protect them.

There have been numerous problems in the country’s two direct presidential elections and four legislative polls since the end of authoritarian rule.

These include late arrival of ballot boxes due to bad weather, leaving people to wait several days before they can vote; insufficient voting slips, and ballot papers being sent to the wrong districts.

However, despite the difficulties, most issues are minor, and the majority of voters can normally cast their ballots.

Previous elections have gone well overall, and have largely been considered free and fair, and officials are confident that this year’s presidential poll will also pass off without major disruption.

“It’s a challenging task but we are trying our best to ensure everything goes smoothly on the day of election, and everyone eligible gets to vote,” said Papua election official Muhammad Ikhsan Payapo.

Agence France-Presse
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