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. …”

Friday, November 13, 2009

Quake destroys history in Padang

Syofiardi Bachyul Jb , The Jakarta Post , Padang | Fri, 11/13/2009 9:50 AM

Into pieces: The quake destroys the See Hin Kiong temple in the area of Pondok in Padang.

The 7.9-magnitude earthquake that shook West Sumatra on Sept. 30 did not only destroy homes and modern buildings in the city of Padang, but also ancient and historical buildings from the Dutch colonial era.

Many of the buildings — built in the European style and mostly located in Padang Kota Lama area — were more than 100 years old.

Eko Alvarez, the head of the Architectural Conservation Study Center at Bung Hatta University, had counted 244 buildings registered with the Indonesian Heritage Conservation Agency.

After the earthquake, 119 buildings were heavily damaged, 68 partially damaged, 41 lightly damaged, and only 16 suffered no damage.

“The old buildings we kept a record of stood in the area starting from the West Sumatra governor’s office, in the Jl. Sudirman, and stretching across to the area of Jl. Batang Arau.

More than 70 old buildings in this area were listed as heritage buildings of Padang,” Eko told The Jakarta Post.

The heavily damaged and even destroyed buildings included the Mesjid Gantiang Mosque, Padang city’s oldest mosque built in 1815, the 1861 See Hin Kiong Temple, Agnes Elementary, the oldest Catholic school in West Sumatra founded in 1900, the Chapel of the Convent of the beautiful SCMM inaugurated in 1903, and the Catholic Church erected in 1933.

While old buildings were built with thick walls and had been well maintained, the quake was too strong for many large edifices to hold together.

Meanwhile, some other buildings easily succumbed to the earthquake because of a lack of maintenance and rotting timber.

“The rotten buildings hadn’t been reinforced and were abandoned. Actually, even if there had been no earthquake, these buildings would have eventually collapsed,” said Eko.

Before and after: A beautiful historical building in Jalan Pasar Melintang in Kampung Nias, estimatedly built in 1902 (photo above), left severely damaged after an earthquake hit the area (photo below).

In Kampung Nias, on Jl. Pasar Melintang, the fa├žade of a roadside residential settlement built in 1902 collapsed, destroying the beautiful classical ornaments belonging to the two-level terrace building.

“The damage and destruction of buildings that were part of the city’s culture and heritage have created serious concerns for the government, the city of Padang and the community. This situation must be handled quickly and in a controlled manner, otherwise renovations will destroy everything,” he said.

Eko, who noticed some owners had already started to renovate their properties, warned the government should oversee the renovations.

“Do not let the earthquake that hit the city of Padang change the face of the city.”

The people who will rebuild the historic buildings should be given photographs and the original dimensions [of those buildings]. The work should also be handled carefully,” he said.

According to Eko, the management has already reported its assessment of the state of the historic buildings to a number of related authorities, including the coordinating minister for the people’s welfare, the minister for public housing, and the minister for culture and tourism.

“In summary, the recommendations contain suggestions for renovating the buildings by following conservation rules,” he said.

The disaster did not only damage the buildings but also their historic collections.

The Indonesian Heritage Trust (BPPI) reported in Jakarta that the massive quake had ruined 300 ceramic collections from the Ming and Ching dynasties at Padang’s Museum Adityawarman, while thousands of valuable books and documents were damaged at West Sumatra’s Archive and Library body, leaving only 5 percent of the collection intact.

The association plans to hold a series of events titled Action for Heritage Emergency Response Post Disaster West Sumatra in Jakarta from Nov. 13 to Nov. 30.

Meanwhile, Padang City Mayor Fauzi Bahar admitted that he not yet made any special plans to renovate the protected buildings.

“I’ve heard there are experts who can restore buildings to their original form, but there has been no talk of renovation,” he told the Post.

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