Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners

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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. …

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Chinese or ethnic Chinese: unseen travel barriers

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2014-08-02

Overseas Chinese in London display China's national flag to welcome
Chinese premier Li Keqiang, June 17. (File photo/CNS)

In recent years, growing numbers of overseas ethnic Chinese who arrive in China to tap the ample opportunities now brimming in the country are faced with unseen barriers, chief among them issues of cultural identity, reports the party-run People's Daily.

Those people, who travel to China for study, work or business, are often caught in an identity crisis. "When asked about my origins, I say I am British, only to have the inquirer insisting that I am and will always be Chinese. However, they would be at a loss later after listening to me speaking Chinese with a heavy accent, and sporting an authentic British tone when speaking English," remarked Emma Sun, who has been working in Zhejiang province for five years.

"After living in the country for quite a while, more and more local people would treat me like a native Chinese person because of the way I looked. I get confused about my identity as well," said Charles Cheng, a New York-born Chinese American who came to China to study at Peking University in 2011.

Most overseas ethnic Chinese experience culture shock when they first arrive in China. "With a childhood spent in the UK, I differ sharply with the mindset of local Chinese, which often hinders my communication with them," Emma Sun said.

Many overseas ethnic Chinese have difficulty adapting to local customs and habits. Carol Zhou, a Chinese American who opened a cake store in Beijing four years ago, has a hard time comprehending the penchant of Chinese people for bargaining, which is rare in the US. "I'm entirely at a loss when customers try to haggle over the price of a cake," she said.

"With broken Chinese, many overseas ethnic Chinese like me have difficulty blending into the local society. It's very difficult for me to understand Chinese idioms and slang in vogue, although I have no problem in daily conversation," Charles Cheng said.

Cheng reported however that he has made substantial progress mingling with local people. "I try to follow local customs and understand local people from the Chinese mindset. It's very important to have more exchanges with natives," he said.

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