“Girls Can” …. Women Empowerment by COVERGIRL


~~March 1, 2014~~

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#GirlsCan: Women Empowerment

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Published on Feb 21, 2014

#GirlsCan: Women Empowerment
COVERGIRL is about discovering, encouraging whatever it is that makes a girl take up the challenge; break those barriers and turn “can’t” into “can.”

COVERGIRL knows that with every barrier she breaks, the world gets a little more easy breezy for the next girl. And a little more beautiful for all of us.

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Watch COVERGIRL models Queen Latifah, Ellen DeGeneres, Sofia Vergara, Katy Perry, Janelle Monae, P!NK and others help girls turn “can’t” into “can.” #GIRLSCAN

Get inspired and share the #GirlsCan love!

Stay tuned for more on how COVERGIRL is what girls can do.

Girls can do anything. Yes we can! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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The 86th Academy Awards: My Predictions

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Here’s a view!!!! Watching this weekend!! Let’s see who the winners will be!!

Moe At The Movies | مو و الأفلام

The 86th Oscars Academy Awards Predictions

Well, it is that time of the year again when all of Hollywood, and the rest of the world, turn their attention to the most glamorous night of them all, Oscars night! Being a long-time aficianado of the Academy Awards, I have grown to love them even more as the years pass. The mix of surprises, snubs, and unexpected heartfelt moments are always reasons for me to tune in every passing year. This year should be no exception with Ellen DeGeneres taking on the hosting duties on a night that is sure to dazzle and entertain us all. Below you will find my thoughts on all the major categories as well as my predictions. Hope you enjoy it and the 86th annual Academy Awards!

Nominees for Best Motion Picture of the Year

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Poetry: Saving my last dance

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saving my last dance

Saving my last dance…

I am dancing through liferecklessly

Just following the rhythm

Let the music be the balsam

That heals my soul so gently

 

Listen to the tunes so lovely

Dancing without hesitation

And the day will surely brighten

Life is a freaky  journey

 

Sing with a voice so strongly

It can’t go unheard

My words won’t be censored

For my melody is too mighty

 

And when my existence turns misty

I shall go out with a blast

My inner music will forever last

Because I am eagerly

 

Saving my last dance for Death…

– Just Patty –

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“Zero Discrimination Day” … March 1, 2014!


~~Today (1st March) is Zero Discrimination Day~~

Zero Discrimination Day is the opportunity to celebrate everyone’s
right to live a full and productive life with dignity – no matter what
they look like, where they come from or whom they love.

By joining hearts and voices, individuals, communities and
societies can transform the world every day and everywhere.

Zero Discrimination Day is a moment to highlight how everyone can
become informed and promote tolerance, compassion and peace.

Support an end to HIV-related stigma and discrimination!

~~WHAT DISCRIMINATION LOOKS LIKE IN 2014~~

Discrimination is a violation of human rights. It is illegal, immoral,
hurtful and dehumanizing. Too many people around the world
face unequal treatment because of their race, religion, nationality,
sexual orientation or identity, disability, gender or age.

Discrimination can happen anywhere: at work, at school, at home
and in the community. Discrimination doesn’t just hurt individuals
or groups of people — it hurts everyone.

There are many things which can be done to counter
discrimination and encourage acceptance; speaking up when
something is wrong; raising awareness; supporting people who
have been discriminated against; and promoting the benefits of
diversity.

Source: http://www.unaids.org/en/media/unaids/contentassets/images/campaigns/2014

https://www.facebook.com/zerodiscrimination

Fight the pervasive and systematic discrimination towards people with disabilities! Everyone has the right to a life of dignity!

http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/campaigns/20131126zerodiscrimination/

Download a butterfly http://ow.ly/tlD7l the symbol of positive transformation! Why? http://ow.ly/tFvcG

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RACE, RELIGION, NATIONALITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR IDENTITY, DISABILITY, GENDER OR AGE

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~~Zero Discrimination Campaign~~

Published on Nov 25, 2013

Join Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Open up, Reach out for #zerodiscrimination. Share this video. For more information go tohttp://bit.ly/1bkWrfL Music:Oskar Schuster “Sneeuwland”

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We ALL are ONE!!! 

~~WE ALL BLEED RED~~

Election time …. City of Apopka, Florida!


~~March 1, 2014~~

Apopka is a city in Orange County and Seminole CountyFlorida.

The city’s population was 41,542 at the 2010 United States Census, up from 26,969 at the 2000 U.S. Census. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Apopka is a Native American word for “Potato eating place”. This city is often referred to as the “Indoor Foliage Capital of the World”.

I recently found out that Apopka is the second largest city in Orange County.

Who knew? 

Apopka, Florida
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City of Apopka

The Apopka City Hall in April 2007


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Nickname(s): “Indoor Foliage Capital of the World”

Location in Orange County and the state of Florida

 
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
Counties  Orange
Seminole County, Florida Logo.svg Seminole
Area
 • Total 32.6 sq mi (84.4 km2)
 • Land 31.2 sq mi (80.9 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
Elevation 131 ft (40 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 41,542
 • Density 1,300/sq mi (490/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 32703, 32704, 32712
Area code(s) 407
FIPS code 12-01700
GNIS feature ID 0294327
Website www.Apopka.net

~~Candidates emerging for spring elections in Central Florida cities~~

January 7, 2014|By Stephen Hudak, Orlando Sentinel

Apopka is among Central Florida cities with key races in upcoming spring elections.

Ballots were set this week for the March 11th elections in Apopka, where longtime Mayor John Land is seeking a 20th term, and in Winter Park, where voters will decide City Commission Seat 2.

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The City Commission Seat 2 is what has prompted this post. 

My partner reads the newspaper avidly and she pointed me in this direction. 

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~~Apopka commissioner’s Facebook: ‘My opponent is not a Christian’~~

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~~Marilyn Ustler McQueen~~

~~Here is her tirade on Facebook, using capital letters~~

Though she has removed the post from her public Facebook page, McQueen, a member of Apopka City Council since 1996, reaffirmed in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel the accusations that she leveled at Velazquez on the social-media site, where she said Velazquez needs someone to “bring her to Christ.”

~~Diane Velazquez~~

 On March 11 the city will hold elections in which Diane Velázquez, 56, is seeking to be the first Hispanic on the Apopka City Council. 

“I’m running because Apopka has gotten a little stale,” Velázquez said. “It’s lagging behind in moving forward.”

The 10-year Apopka resident, a retired New York City police detective, has spent years attending City Council meetings to learn what’s going on. She says she has seen very few residents in attendance but lots of developers. 

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McQueen’s opponent in the upcoming race for Apopka City Council Seat 2, Diane Velazquez, a first-time candidate for elected office, said she was surprised and sickened by the social-media blast, which she assailed as an inaccurate summary of her personal religious views.

“I have a lots of faith. That’s what got me through my husband’s lymphoma; my son’s two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and my dad’s death,” Velazquez said. “But everyone has different views in how they believe in God or don’t. For me, it’s OK to wonder and question.”

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Though she has removed the post from her public Facebook page, McQueen, reaffirmed in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel the accusations that she leveled at Velazquez on the social-media site, where she said Velazquez needs someone to “bring her to Christ.”

“As a Christian and knowing that our community is a faith-based community, it’s a concern to me,” McQueen said of Velazquez’s views on God, the Bible and life after death. “I personally would have a difficult time supporting someone who does not have a strong foundation in God’s word.”

The exchange of religious views between McQueen, who describes herself as a contemporary Baptist, and Velazquez, who identifies herself as a Catholic, occurred Monday, February 24, while they were sequestered in an office at Victory Church in Apopka, host of a candidates’ forum.

McQueen called the pre-forum chat “very bizarre.” Velazquez called it “a mistake.”

Religious faith is not formally or legally a prerequisite for public office in the United States, but culturally it is, said Paul Croce, a professor of American studies at Stetson University and an expert on the history of American politics and the role of science and religion in politics.

“Pity the candidate who comes out and says, ‘I’m not religious’ or even, ‘I don’t go to church,'” he said. He noted that presidential candidates are quizzed about their faith, photographed attending services or quoted invoking God’s name on the campaign trail.

The late John F. Kennedy, the nation’s first Roman Catholic president, rebuked suggestions that he would answer ultimately to the Vatican, not the American people. He once said, “I do not speak for my church on public matters — and the church does not speak for me.”

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On Facebook, McQueen’s post mostly won praise from followers — including a woman who wrote, “I love our faith-based community, especially that we are led by Godly men and women.”

Other supporters promised to keep praying for McQueen — and to pray for Velazquez, too.

Velazquez, who is not Facebook friends with McQueen, said she learned of her opponent’s opinion from a campaign backer.

“Religion doesn’t belong in here,” said Velazquez, a retired New York police detective. “I couldn’t believe that what I thought was a private, personal conversation has been turned into political grandstanding.”

She did not deny having doubts about her faith and life after death.

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“Yes, sometimes I look up in the sky and the stars and wonder, ‘Is there something there, something after this?'” Velazquez said. But she also said she prayed every day when her son, Daniel, was in Iraq and Afghanistan with the U.S. Army.

“Some days, after watching the news, I would pray harder,” she said. “I realized young military men like my son were dying. I was always afraid of getting that phone call.”

McQueen, 60, said she had no political motive.

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~~McQueen~~

“As a Christian, I wanted my Christian brothers and sisters to be aware,” she said. “It just upset me so much.”

McQueen said she does not know whether the Facebook post will help or hurt her candidacy, and she doesn’t care. “I leave that in God’s hands,” she said. “If I’m supposed to be there on Apopka City Council, I’ll be there. If not, he has something else for me, bigger and better.”

In a nonpartisan local race such as Apopka’s, where voters don’t have marked party lines to help them choose between candidates, McQueen’s Facebook post could sway the undecided voters, said Kenneth D. Wald, a political-science professor at the University of Florida.

~~Related~~

http://www.apopka.net/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apopka,_Florida

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-apopka-candidate-blasts-opponents-religion-20140226,0,7152046.story

http://orlandolatino.blogspot.com/2014/02/latina-seeks-apopka-city-council-seat.html

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It is my strong, personal belief that there should be no place for religion in politics. What happened to “separation of church and state”? The Facebook tirade was out of order. There are “adults” in the house. No need to act that juveline.

I have decided. I will be voting.

Maybe you already know who I will be voting for!! 

“Sounds Of War”

~~Petteri Sainio – Epic Instrumental~~

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We ALL are ONE!! 

To start the day …..


~~March 1, 2014~

Full Credit/Graphics/Words: https://www.facebook.com/MysticMagic

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A pledge is a promise; promise similar to an oath.

An allegiance is a duty of fidelity said to be owed by a subject or a citizen to his/her state or sovereign.

In this case: OUR MOTHER EARTH!! 

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~~Cherokee Blessing~~

Published on Feb 27, 2014

~~Native American Cherokee Blessing~~

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We ALL are inhabiting this EARTH!! 

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~~Earth Message~~

Published on Feb 27, 2014

~~Message from Mother Earth~~

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We ALL are ONE!! 

A good friend, Carolina Born, sent me to this great page.

~~Take a look~~

https://www.facebook.com/MysticMagic