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March 06, 2004

Until today, 100% of Bali's electric power needs is coming from Java, funneled through a single sea cable.

Some time ago, we registered BaliEnergy.com intending to use this domain to network Bali energy related information.
We need to gather information about the energy situation in Indonesia with the focus on Bali, our beloved home.

This morning, I browsed the web and updated BaliSOS website in regard to the energy problems here on Bali.
While on the job, I received message after message from sos@bali-in-danger.net, our very active Lovina Power Plant Resistance Group.
(Indonesia's PLN Persero plans to relocate a disastrous antique dinosaur diesel power plant from Jakarta / Java to Lovina / Bali)

Well, BaliSOS has been updated and the domain BaliEnergy.com has been activated, presently being a mirror of BaliSOS.com.

It's about time now to join forces to find better solutions for our energy supplies here on Bali.

We intend to build a new site using BaliEnergy.com, focusing exclusively on our energy problems on Bali.

You are welcome to join with ideas, thoughts and information.
BaliSOS is not intending to take any leadership or coordination with this project, we are only initiating it and willing to contribute as much as we can.

Please contact admin@BaliEnergy.com and let us know your ideas, suggestions and critics.

We suggest to schedule a meeting with all interested individuals and organizations as soon as possible.

Please let us also know what you suggest to be included in the Agenda of the first meeting.

Initial concepts for BaliEnergy.com:
Community Portal based on OpenSource CMS (PHPNuke)
- allows various editors / administrators to coordinate and maintain the site
- provides Yahoo Groups alike features incl. mailing lists, etc.
- provides a public Forum (BBS System, BurningBoard)
- provides a chat system for life communication
Initial Site Content:
Energy related information focussing on Bali and Indonesia
Links to related websites

The Ring of Fire:
Current Utilization of Geothermal Energy in Indonesia

For Indonesia's myriad smaller islands, as well as for rural locations that cannot be economically connected to the grid, electric power development strategy is increasingly seen more in terms of the country's abundant renewable energy resources.
Geothermal, hydro, biomass, solar and wind energy are being explored for their potential to generate power, to lessen national dependence on fossil fuels.
Expert attention today is focused on exploiting the huge geothermal potential of the spectacular mountain ranges in Java and Sumatra, volcanic Indonesia's so-called "Ring of Fire".
It's our mission to help focus this attention on Bali too, as Bali has a huge reservoir of renewable energy sources.
Read ReFocus 2003 Reports on Geothermal Energy Production and Use in Indonesia.
Read World Energy Council's Extract from the Survey of Energy Resources 2001


Avian Flu
: No human cases of Avian flu have been reported on Bali.
Child abduction on Bali: In mid February, stories were published worldwide about child abuse and child abduction on Bali.
Thousands of children were supposedly abused by paedophile tourists and dozens of children were declared abducted and eventually murdered.
These "news" were "released" by "Child Wise".
The head of "Child Wise" , Australia's leading organisation against child abuse says she wishes she had never made public an explosive report on paedophiles in Bali.
Ms Bernadette McMenamin, the national director of Melbourne-based Child Wise, yesterday declined to endorse most of the allegations in the report, which include an unsourced, anecdotal claim that 80 children were killed by one man in a sexual frenzy in East Bali and buried in a cave.
Read more on theAge...
Australian "Ibu Gloria Goodwin" from "Bali Crisis Center" made similiar allegations in public and says now: "We have tried to have the claims investigated but we keep running into dead ends,".

Child abuse is a very serious crime and it can't be denied that paedophile tourists come to Bali with the purpose of satisfying their sickening desires.
But Bali, same like any other place in this world, does not need tourists to have cases of child abuse.
There are bars on Bali, especially one in Seminyak, where juvenile sex workers get "hired" by mostly homosexual paedohilics.
And it is not a rare site on the beach to see an elderly man with a juvenile male sex worker.
There are no known places here on bali were Children are traded for sex, though some of the sex workers may hardly be of age.
To our understanding there are no public places where paedophiles have a "market". At least we never heard of such here.
Read more on Google News
Read more on "Child Wise" Website

Feb. 23, 2004

Movies: 2 new Movies related to 2002 Bombings at Biasa Gallery in Seminyak:
"Bali: Hope in Paradise" by Jane Walters & Padi Films
Wed, Feb. 25 at 7:00 pm
"Niskala" by Mira & Tansen - Thu, Feb. 26 at 6:30 pm

Avian Flu
: No human cases of Avian flu have been reported on Bali.
Child abduction on Bali: The head of "Child Wise" , Australia's leading organisation against child abuse says she wishes she had never made public an explosive report on paedophiles in Bali.
Ms Bernadette McMenamin, the national director of Melbourne-based Child Wise, yesterday declined to endorse most of the allegations in the report, which include an unsourced, anecdotal claim that 80 children were killed by one man in a sexual frenzy in East Bali and buried in a cave.
Read more on theAge...
Australian "Ibu Gloria Goodwin" from "Bali Crisis Center" made similiar allegations in public and says now: "We have tried to have the claims investigated but we keep running into dead ends,".

Child abuse is a very serious crime and it can't be denied that paedophilic tourists come to Bali with the purpose of satisfying their sickening desires.
But Bali, same like any other place in this world, does not need tourists to have cases of child abuse.
There are bars on Bali, especially one in Seminyak, where juvenile sex workers get "hired" by mostly homosexual paedohilics.
And it is not a rare site on the beach to see an elderly man with a juvenile male sex worker.
There are no known places here on bali were Children are traded for sex, though some of the sex workers may hardly be of age.
To our understanding there are no public places where paedophiles have a "market". At least we never heard of such here.

Nov. 7, 2003

Is George W Bush coming to Bali?
The Bali Post (27/9/03) reported the US President may come to Bali as part of his Asian tour.

The report says an advance team from the White House recently met with officials from Bali’s provincial government.

We await formal confirmation from the Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs.
Ronald Reagan was the last US President to visit Bali, in 1984.


Remembrance Service Nov. 11, 2003:

A Balinese altar, 22 flags/flag poles (one for each nationality killed in the bomb) and a ‘mountain’ symbolising the Universe will be erected before the Remembrance Service.

Once completed, the memorial site will include a granite monument into which the names of the 202 known victims will be carved.

The Australian and New Zealand governments, while maintaining their Travel Advisories for Indonesia, have funding for families and survivors of last year’s bombing to come to Bali to attend the Remembrance Service.

The Australian Prime Minister John Howard, together with an estimated 1,500 Australians and the New Zealand Foreign Minister Phil Goff with 75 survivors and family members, will be in attendance.

 

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Rescue Team at Bomb Site

 


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