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. …”

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Properly preserving our heritage

Mariani Dewi, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 01/06/2009 11:09 AM 


"Don't be reluctant to get burned by the sunlight when you visit the houses of old landlords in the suburb of Jakarta, or when you go to Tugu *in North Jakarta* to go sightseeing, or to go to the cemetery at the court of As-Salafiah mosque in Jatinegara, and even so when you take a boat to the historic islands at the Jakarta Bay. Your sweat is nothing compared to the history behind these places," Adolf Heuken, a German missionary who wrote a book on historic sites in Jakarta, suggested in the introduction to his 1996 writing.


"When the citizens of a city do not know and respect its history, its purpose and its genius loci, where the people fight for themselves and themselves only, the solidarity between them to keep the security, cleanliness, environment and ownership will be hard to grow," he continued.


Properly preserving heritage sites for people to visit has been a struggle in Indonesia, including in the capital Jakarta. The lack of city planning, a dearth of public funding and no monitoring of preservation efforts despite regulations are all challenges thrown up to preserving the city's visible legacy. Understanding the importance of these sites among the public and officials is also low.


Budi Lim, an architect who cares about preservation, said he has helplessly watched many worthy buildings get torn down.


"In the 1980s, the Senen Triangle was revamped. Almost all the old buildings were pulled down. In the past different ethnic groups lived there: Indians, Malays, Chinese. I went there so often to watch people's exchanges on the street and to admire the architecture. See what it's turned out to be now. It's lost its identity," he said.


Showing The Jakarta Post around his home office, Budi pointed to various objects he has collected, relics from torn-down buildings -- a door from a temple, a pillar from one old house, a roof ornament from another.


"There are many more upstairs. I've never purchased anything from a building that's still standing. But if there was no way to save it, I would buy up some parts as memorabilia. I have things from all over Jakarta, north to south, east to west. So many buildings have been torn down, leaving not the slightest mark," he said.


Even if the owners wanted to keep their buildings standing in their original form, most lacked the funding and the knowledge to do it properly.


A volunteer group, Concerned Citizens for Heritage Buildings, said they planned to raise funds to help out owners of historic houses who are determined to preserve their buildings but cannot afford to do it themselves.


"Still, I think we can only help one or two owners a year at a maximum," one member Andipo Wiratama said.


In addition to private efforts, the public needs government involvement because preservation goes beyond just maintaining particular buildings. It means preserving the environs and the local culture as well, according to UNESCO's 2007 publication Asia Conserved.


"The body is the physical fabric of the heritage site in its original state and setting. The soul, the spirit of place, is the sum of the site's history, traditions, memories, myths, associations and continuity of meanings connected with people and use over time. Collectively, these tell the story of the place, generate its identity and give it emotional impact," Laurence Loh, a Malaysian architect, wrote in the guideline.


Preservation techniques, though not simple, can be learned and are usually not the biggest hurdle to conservation, Budi said. The main challenge was for preservationists to give old sites a new role in the living city.

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