An employee walking along a thermal pipe at the Kamojang geothermal
power plant near Garut, West Java, on March 18. State utility provider
 Perusahaan Listrik Negara is targeting an additional 135 megawatts of
electricity from three new geothermal plants. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,.. etc.)
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - (Text version)

“.. Nuclear Power Revealed

So let me tell you what else they did. They just showed you what's wrong with nuclear power. "Safe to the maximum," they said. "Our devices are strong and cannot fail." But they did. They are no match for Gaia.

It seems that for more than 20 years, every single time we sit in the chair and speak of electric power, we tell you that hundreds of thousands of tons of push/pull energy on a regular schedule is available to you. It is moon-driven, forever. It can make all of the electricity for all of the cities on your planet, no matter how much you use. There's no environmental impact at all. Use the power of the tides, the oceans, the waves in clever ways. Use them in a bigger way than any designer has ever put together yet, to power your cities. The largest cities on your planet are on the coasts, and that's where the power source is. Hydro is the answer. It's not dangerous. You've ignored it because it seems harder to engineer and it's not in a controlled environment. Yet, you've chosen to build one of the most complex and dangerous steam engines on Earth - nuclear power.

We also have indicated that all you have to do is dig down deep enough and the planet will give you heat. It's right below the surface, not too far away all the time. You'll have a Gaia steam engine that way, too. There's no danger at all and you don't have to dig that far. All you have to do is heat fluid, and there are some fluids that boil far faster than water. So we say it again and again. Maybe this will show you what's wrong with what you've been doing, and this will turn the attitudes of your science to create something so beautiful and so powerful for your grandchildren. Why do you think you were given the moon? Now you know.

This benevolent Universe gave you an astral body that allows the waters in your ocean to push and pull and push on the most regular schedule of anything you know of. Yet there you sit enjoying just looking at it instead of using it. It could be enormous, free energy forever, ready to be converted when you design the methods of capturing it. It's time. …”

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Isolated Maluku regency seeks to pave its way to wealth

M. Azis Tunny, The Jakarta Post, Ambon

East Seram, a four-year-old regency in Maluku, is developing land and sea transportation with the aim of escaping isolation, jump starting development and addressing widespread poverty.

Over the past four years, almost 80 percent of a 528-kilometer highway traversing Seram Island has been finished and the rest is slated for completion within the fiscal year.

"The regency's economy is maturing as subdistricts and villages are becoming connected and more farmland in the regency is under irrigation. More people travel to the provincial capital in Ambon and to other provinces now. And more traders are reaching the locals (in remote areas)," East Seram regent Abdullah Vanath told The Jakarta Post.

Asked why his administration had prioritized infrastructure development, Abdullah said without better infrastructure it wasn't possible to combat poverty.

When it was created, pursuant to the regional autonomy law in 2004, the regency had a total of 3.5 kilometers of asphalted road.

Even today the vast majority of population lives in poverty.

"Like other people, my family was also poor.

"Few people went beyond elementary school because you have to move to Ambon if you want to go high school or university," said Abdullah, citing a 2007 survey which found 78 percent of the population of 17,000 was living below the poverty line.

"My great desire is to complete the ongoing development of the infrastructure before my term ends in 2009 so that by 2010 the regency can start catching up with other regencies in Maluku and other provinces in the eastern part of the country."

Abdullah said, despite the high poverty rate in the regency, he was optimistic the main social problems would gradually be solved.

"Following the development of infrastructure and other facilities such as hotels and ports, investors will come to help explore the rich natural resources and people will seek better livelihoods, send their children to school and live modern lives."

The regency has considerable economic potential due to an abundance of natural resources such as timber, oil and gas. However, geographic isolation from international markets prevents exploitation.

Besides the geographical disadvantages, unpredictable climate conditions hinder farming and fishing.

Inadequate rainfall frequently limits harvests to one a year while stormy seas keep fishing boats from going to sea for long periods.

Sea passage to East Seram can be as difficult as the route overland.

Weeks may go by without the arrival of a cargo or passenger boat -- or even months during periods of bad weather.

Abdullah said that government as well as the people had to work harder to improve life in such a rugged, isolated place. However, he said, progress was just a matter of time.

The formation of the regency was hardly noticed by investors because of the absence of modern infrastructure. Meanwhile, construction materials and the most basic commodities can be extremely expensive due to transportation premiums.

Abdullah, who previously held a senior position in the Maluku provincial government, acknowledged that mismanagement had also affected development. He said a certain part of the development budget had "leaked out" due to weak oversight and law enforcement.

"Several local officials, including the chief of the local public works ministry office, have been declared suspects in a road construction graft case and they will be prosecuted in accordance with the law. Law enforcement is a must if we want to create good governance."

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