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. …”

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Expat house ownership welcomed

Benget Besalicto Tnb., The Jakarta PostJakarta | Thu, 02/19/2009 2:10 PM 


Property analysts welcome plans to allow foreigners to own houses as it will stimulate the property market despite the slowing economy.


"It's good news. I think if it is realized it will help stimulate the local market significantly," Djodi Trisusanto, a property analyst with Jones Lang Lasalle, told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.


He was commenting on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's statement that he would ask the National Land Agency (BPN), the home minister and the state minister for people's housing affairs to conduct an in-depth study into granting expatriates home ownership rights.


Unlike some other countries, such as Malaysia and Singapore, which allow expatriates to own property, Indonesia still bans such ownership. Based on the 1996 government regulation, foreigners cannot own houses, apartments, and condominiums in Indonesia. They are only allowed to have utility rights up to 20 years and are then eligible for another 20 year extention.


During the Tuesday dialogue with the president after the inauguration of 114,000 units of simple low-cost houses in Lamongan, East Java, the chairman of the Indonesian Real Estate Association (REI), Teguh Satria urged the government to revise the regulation by allowing foreigners to acquire a 70-year home ownership right, in order to help stimulate the local economy.


"Amid the slowing growth in the property market, allowing foreign ownership will certainly help push up the demand for property here," said Arief Rahardjo, a property analyst with PT. Cushman & Wakefield Indonesia, a property consultancy company.


Analysts have predicted that the property market this year will see slowing growth due to the global economic downturn. During the last quarter of last year property sales already dropped by between 10 and 20 percent.


But Djodi warned the government should regulate the categories of properties to be opened up to foreigners and the basic requirements for ownership so as to optimize their potential economic contribution.


"I think middle-to-lower market properties should not be allowed to be owned by foreigners."


"The government should design the foreign ownership regulation so as to avoid any speculative buying by foreigners," he noted.


To avoid speculative purchases, Djodi suggested government should make sure that ownership was only granted for permanent residence and not open the market too much.


Both Djodi and Arief noted that despite the foreign ownership ban, many expatriates in practice now owned houses, apartments, or condominiums, using loopholes in the existing laws.


For example, foreigners can make use of local people to buy a house. Then before a notary they will sign an agreement saying that the local people get a loan from the foreigners at the amount of the house price. And based on the agreement, the loan will be made permanent while the house is presented as collateral which can be taken over anytime.

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