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. …”

Monday, January 4, 2010

Victims awaiting funds to fix houses

Indah Setiawati and Syofiardi Bachyul Jb. , The Jakarta Post, West Sumatra | Mon, 01/04/2010 9:35 AM

Annihilated: Residents pass a badly damaged building in Padang. Thousands of homes and offices were destroyed by the 7.9-magnitude quake on Sept. 30 last year. JP/J. Adiguna

Three months have passed since the powerful earthquake that ravaged West Sumatra, but conditions remain dire for the many survivors still living in damaged homes, tents and makeshift shelters. The Jakarta Post’s Indah Setiawati and Syofiardi Bachyul Jb. spoke recently with the quake victims about their current conditions and how they continued with their lives amid dimming hopes for their future.

Mirawati, 27-year-old resident of Durian Gadang hamlet in Tungkal Selatan village, North Pariaman district, and her family are using their henhouse as shelter.

The henhouse is considered more comfortable than a tent, prone to being affected by rain.

In Kasik Putih village, Epa Mul-yani and her family have taken refuge in their damaged house while waiting for the government to disburse funds to rebuild it.

Survivors want to know when the fund will be disbursed.

“I don’t have information about when we will receive the funds, I can’t calculate how much money I should borrow from my relatives,” Epa said.

The 28-year-old said she was afraid that rain and strong wind would further damage her house. Her family’s bedroom wall was destroyed by the quake and has been replaced by a plastic canvas.

In Padang, a number of local government agencies relocated their offices to a bus terminal, as the reconstruction of office buildings has not begun.

Tungkal Selatan village chief Fikrianto said he was not aware about the disbursement of housing reconstruction funds. He was surprised to learn that the central government had recently disbursed some funds to the West Sumatra provincial administration.

“I was not informed. Will Tungkal Selatan be included as a recipient?” he asked The Jakarta Post.

He said his village urgently needed the funds to start reconstruction because the majority of houses were damaged and residents, mostly farmers, could not afford to rebuild.

“Some residents harvested their paddies, but they received less income from the harvest before the Sept. 30, 2009 earthquake, as farmers were focused on providing temporary shelters to their families,” Fikrianto said.

He said at least 307 buildings were heavily damaged while the remaining 60 suffered slight to medium damage.

Local residents, he added, also needed loans to fix damaged sewing machines to restart their enterprises, a source of income in the village.

Bakri Beck, deputy chief of the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction at the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, said his office would immediately start reconstructing damaged houses following the disbursement of 5 percent of Rp 6.4 trillion (US$680,000) allocated from the state budget.

Acting West Sumatra Governor Marlis Rahman confirmed the disbursement of Rp 313.93 billion, which his administration received recently from the central government.

He said most of the fund would be used to rebuild houses in certain areas and the remaining money to boost the economy and build infrastructure and public facilities.

West Sumatra building assessment team chief Febrin Anas Ismail said some Rp 115 billion of the disbursed fund would be used to renovate houses in six districts in six cities/regencies that encountered the most damage.

If the fund is divided equally among the six districts, each will only receive Rp 19.1 billion. The six districts are Patamuan (Padang Pariaman regency), Koto Tengah (Padang city), North Pariaman (Pariaman city), Bayang (Pesisir Selatan regency) and Luhak Nan Duo (Pasaman Barat regency).

“The renovation project will be controlled by teams. Similar projects at other districts will be carried out in 2010 and 2011 by using the previous six districts’ pattern of construction,” Febrin told the Post, adding that the reconstruction of government buildings would start later in 2010.

Data from the building assessment team shows that 114,797 houses were severely damaged, 67,198 sustained medium damage and 67,838 slight damage.

Febrin said the data would be updated during the reconstruction phase.

Severely damaged houses would receive Rp 15 million from the central government and Rp 10 million for houses with medium damage. The municipal/regency administration would provide Rp 1 million for houses with slight damage.

“The funds would be distributed in three stages to the residents concerned,” Bakri said.

He said experts from Andalas University and Bandung Institute of Technology would supervise the reconstruction process.

Bakri also said the government would meet with representatives from NGOs and donor countries to discuss the amount of fund aid they had pledged to contribute to a Rp 6.4 trillion in total needed to help reconstruct West Sumatra post quake.

Out of the amount, Rp 3.16 trillion would be used to rebuild houses for quake victims, Rp 1.26 trillion for public facilities such as schools and hospitals, Rp 189.4 billion for public utilities, such as irrigation facilities, and Rp 1.09 trillion for government buildings, as well as Rp 34.6 billion for a disaster reduction program.

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