Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners

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Ban appeals to Indonesia to stop death row executions

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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, January 3, 2015

Indonesia Hopes to Welcome 10 Million Foreign Tourists in 2015

Jakarta Globe, Investor Daily,  Jan 02, 2015

A Buddhist monk stands near stupas at Borobudur Temple during a ritual on
Vesak Day in Magelang, Central Java, in this May 25, 2013, file photo. (EPA Photo)

Jakarta. The Indonesian tourism sector hopes to attract ten million foreign tourists this year, who spend more than $12 billion, or almost 13 percent more than in 2014.

“The tourism situation in Indonesia in 2014 has been bright,” Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said in Jakarta on Friday. “That is why the Tourism Minister is targeting $12.05 billion in foreign exchange income over the next year and 10 million foreign tourists.”

In 2014, foreign tourists spent $10.69 billion in Indonesia, the minister said.

Meanwhile, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) said in a statement published on its website on Friday that the number of tourist arrivals was down 5.32 percent last November, compared with the same month a year earlier. For the whole year until December, Indonesia welcomed 8.52 million foreign visitors, up 7.29 percent from the same period in 2013.

Arief said that the total for the year including December was likely to have reached 9.3 million arrivals.

Domestic tourists in the coming year are expected to spend Rp 201.5 trillion ($16 billion) on an estimated 254 million trips, three million more than last year.

On average, domestic tourists spend around Rp 750,000 on each trip, while foreign tourists spend some $1,200, the minister claimed.

“This is why we are focusing our efforts on attracting foreign tourists, as they spend 20 times as much as domestic tourists,” Arief said. “But of course this doesn’t mean we’ll neglect our marketing for domestic tourism.”

To meet the targets for 2015, the ministry will work to improve the nation’s tourism infrastructure and focus on health and hygiene and accessibility, among other issues.

There will also be a digital marketing campaign to attract foreign tourists, Arief said, adding that this would use up two-thirds of the budget for tourism marketing, with the remainder going to offline activities such as advertisement in print media and sales missions.

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