Accept Me!


Excellent!!! Always good to see another perspective!

The Story of a Guy

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My race, the color of my skin shouldn’t affect how you view me
What you should be looking at is that which you cannot see
I have a heart and it pumps blood the same color as yours
I shouldn’t be discriminated against every time I walk outdoors
What year are we in? I thought we would be passed this
I guess you didn’t get the memo, it wasn’t something you should miss
I am so much more than a category, you can’t put me inside this bubble
Yeah I may be black but no I don’t get into any trouble
I am me! I am free! I have my own will! I am my own person
Because you cannot accept this, you cannot accept me and things worsen
You may say you’re not prejudice, or racist though  I see that look in your eyes
I can tell, I know…

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Here’s the reason for the outcry …. Ted Cruz!!


~~April 25, 2014~~

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is used to getting under people’s skin.

But what he probably thought was a harmless joke (or a deliberate poke at the left) enraged animal rights advocates Wednesday night, April 23, when he tweeted, and posted on Facebook, a photo of him and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) kneeling beside a tiger skin rug.

Did a little shopping for the office with @SenMikeLee in Houston today.”

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“If the rug is real, Ted Cruz’s use of it reduces a majestic once-living being to a doormat,” PETA said in an “immediate release.” “Gunning down wildlife in order to make umbrella stands, rugs, and ornaments is frowned upon in the 21st century, as most people have come to learn from and be awe-inspired by the lives, intelligence, and social make-up of other living beings.”

And Bernie Unti, senior policy adviser at the Humane Society of the United States, said, “We fear it’s real, but real or fake, it sends a bad message to the public at a time when we are trying to save the world’s tigers from extinction.

So we can go ahead and assume Cruz lost the animal rights vote?

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Why the outcry about Senator Ted Cruz’s photo posing with a tiger skin?

Because fewer than 3,200 endangered tigers exist in the wild and they’re being killed FOR their skins. Like and share this image to educate others about the pervasive threat of poaching for the illegal wildlife trade that is facing the tiger.

Visit www.panthera.org to learn how Panthera’s Tigers Forever program is working to stop poaching ensure that tigers remain in the wild, forever.

I’m not interested in political crap. I’m not interested in the different parties and the fools that are in them. Needless to say, I’m so fed up with ALL of them. Doesn’t matter which
“side of the isle” they are taking about. It has nothing to do with being liberal or conservative.

I think that the older ideologies of being examples to the populace have gone out the window. 

This is a matter of a total lack of knowledge and sensitivity to what is happening in the animal kingdom around the world. They show the smug look of a “macho man” who has just returned from a safari and has been successful in hunting an animal who was at a disadvantage all along.

And he takes a picture and proudly shares it on social media. 

The tiger skin that he’s proudly showing was once a living, sentient being!! 

I don’t care where he got this new “adornment” for his office. IMHO, this is a thoughtless action, that confirms that his head is empty. Think twice … oh, wait .. he doesn’t have that capacity! As a matter of fact, neither one of them do. If they did they would have kept it to themselves or be horrified that this is happening in the world and they are part of it.

I am interested in the fact stated above. This is the reason for the outcry:

“Fewer than 3,200 endangered tigers exist in the wild and they’re being killed FOR their skins”. 

~~SOURCES~~

http://www.panthera.org/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2014/04/24/the-day-after-cruz-posed-with-a-tiger-skin/

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~~Mission~~

Panthera’s mission is to ensure the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and global conservation action.

Panthera has brought together the world’s leading wild cat experts to direct and implement effective conservation strategies for the world’s largest and most endangered cats: tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards. Our approach to wild cat conservation is rooted in science and based upon decades of first hand field experience.

We seek a future in which the world’s 37 wild cat species have the necessary and ongoing protection from human and environmental threats to persist and thrive in the wild. Our vision sees endangered wild cat populations rebounded, critical habitats and core populations connected by genetic and biological corridors, and a global commitment to protect these iconic species through near and distant futures.

Learn more about specific Panthera programs designed to protect the world’s endangered wild cats.

Why Protect Wild Cats?

Some of the greatest species to ever roam the planet are threatened with extinction.

Panthera focuses on saving wild cat species across the globe because this is a winning strategy for conserving large, functioning ecosystems on which they depend, and  contain thousands of species of plants and animals. Cats act as landscape guardians and their presence indicates healthy, intact ecosystems that are crucial for all life, including people.  

While Panthera’s efforts are focused on saving wild cats, the impacts go far beyond.

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~~Panthera’s Story~~

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~~Uploaded on Mar 16, 2011~~

Watch this video to learn about Panthera’s story.

Panthera’s mission is to ensure the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and global conservation action. We have brought together the world’s leading wild cat experts to direct and implement effective conservation strategies for the world’s largest and most endangered cats: tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards. Our approach to wild cat conservation is rooted in science and based upon decades of first hand field experience.

We seek a future in which the world’s 37 wild cat species have the necessary and ongoing protection from human and environmental threats to persist and thrive in the wild.

Our vision sees endangered wild cat populations rebounded, critical habitats and core populations connected by genetic and biological corridors, and a global commitment to protect these iconic species through near and distant futures.

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This is why there is an outcry about Senator Ted Cruz’s photo posing with a tiger skin

We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

We ALL are ONE!!

Inform

I’m not promoting that you donate you money to Panthera. My purpose is to put the information out here. What you do after is your decision.

Thank you for watching! 

Marin County Man Mounts Pride Rainbow Flag on Uganda’s Highest Peak


This is awesome!! Against all adversity!!

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He braved not only the challenges of the peak, but also the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality law #prideflagatopUganda #RepealAHA

By Melanie Nathan, April 24, 2014.

Marin County Founder of Three Twins Ice Cream braved not only the challenges of the peak, but also the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality law while issuing a challenge to President Museveni.

Screen Shot 2014-04-25 at 9.06.59 AMThe police of Uganda will have a long and arduous climb to procure the evidence for a potential crime recently committed in Uganda. Yes as ridiculous as it sounds, the mounting of a PRIDE rainbow flag atop Uganda’s highest peak, could be construed, under the new Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act, as a crime, with a prison term, of a good few years.

In defiance of the the new Anti-Homosexuality Act of Uganda, Neal Gottlieb, a founder of Three Twins Ice Cream, based here in California’s Marin County, climbed Mt. Stanley, Uganda’s highest peak, to mount a Pride rainbow flag…

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Sokotei …. fairing well!!!


~~April 25, 2014~~ 

Who is Sokotei?

Airlift of Cherie’s Baby, Sokotei

When Cherie of the First Ladies family in Samburu national reserve died, the Kenya Wildlife Service, Save the Elephants, Nasuulu conservancy and both Samburu and Buffalo Springs County councils all rallied to the assistance of the calf.

Although only 5 months old, Sokotei is remarkably strong. When he tried to leave his mother’s body in the night the monitoring team attempted to catch him. As they were chasing through thick salvadora (Sokotei) bush, knowing that lions were in the area, a huge rainstorm hit. After two hours skidding around in the mud, both elephant and men looked each other in the eye, panting for breath, and decided to leave it for the night.

The following morning the team managed to find Sokotei again, and after escaping the attentions of several aggressive bull elephants, succeeded in rescuing Sokotei.It was a dramatic rescue, in the thick of salvadora bushes known locally as Sokotei.

A team of specialists and an aircraft from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust then came to pick the calf up.

He has been given the name Sokotei.

~~SOURCES~~

https://www.facebook.com/savetheelephants.kenya

http://safari-magazine.com/protect-the-wildlife/airlift-of-cheries-baby-sokotei/

http://www.fromaparrottsnest.com/letter-to-the-elephants-baby-sokotei-the-death-of-bertie-mae-freeing-packy/

~~SOKOTEI’S RESCUE~~

~~Published on Apr 23, 2014~~

For over a week in early April 2014 everyone at the DSWT, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Save the Elephants (STE) and all their followers, watched an elephant called Cherie fight for her life. Cherie was a female elephant from a family known as the First Ladies in Samburu, Northern Kenya. She had appeared sick with stomach pains before finally collapsing on the 7th April 2014 with her approximately 6 month old calf beside her.

KWS veterinary officer, Dr. Bernard Rono, who heads the DSWT funded Meru Mobile Veterinary Unit, was called to Samburu to inspect her from a safe distance as she was clearly too weak to survive an anaesthetic. Dr. Rono could determine no visible injury and could not be certain what her ailment was.

It was heartbreaking for all involved to be so close but unable to treat Cherie, instead having to rely on the elephants amazing healing powers and hope for the best.

Sadly, on the evening of the 9th April Cherie lay down for the last time, in a dried up watercourse. She passed away leaving her young calf, and everyone who had watched her battle for her life, to mourn her passing.

This video tell’s the story and demonstrates the stoic efforts of dedicated people on the ground to offer her calf, now named Sokotei, a second chance at life in the care of the DSWT at our Nairobi Orphanage.

Read the full account at: http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org…

Follow our Elephant Orphans’ Project and wider conservation initiatives on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thedswt and Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/dswt
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Thank you to Save the Elephants for permission to use some of their video content in order to share Sokotei’s story.

We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

We ALL are ONE!! 

Latin Music Series …. Chayanne!!


~~April 25, 2014~~

Elmer Figueroa Arce (born June 28, 1968), better known under the stage name Chayanne, is a Puerto Rican Latin pop singer, actor and composer. As a solo artist, Chayanne has released 21 solo albums and sold over 30 million albums worldwide. He holds the record for most album sales in Spain.

Elmer Figueroa’s father is Quintino Figueroa, a sales manager, and his mother was Irma Luz Arce, a teacher, who died on April 17, 2014, after a long fight against cancer. He is the third of five siblings. Their names are Kenny, Clara, Elliot and Emanoel. Elmer’s nickname “Chayanne” was given to him by his mother, in honor of his love for the 1950’s television series, Cheyenne.

~~Billboard Latin Music Awards 2014~~

April 24

Chayanne took the stage and sang “Humanos a Marte.” After his performance he received a standing ovation for almost a minute and Raúl González highlighted the true artist that he is, putting the motto “the show must go on” over his feelings, to deliver an amazing show for his fans.

It is important to note that Chayanne’s mother recently passed away, and instead of cancelling his appearance at the Latin Billboards at the last minute, he pulled through. He was very moved by all the support and the ovation from the crowd.

Irma Luz Arce, mother of Puerto Rican idol Chayanne, died after battling cancer. The 75-year-old woman had been hospitalized for a couple of days at the Menonita de Caguas Hospital and had her last breath at 6 pm (local time) April 17, 2014, reports El Nuevo Día.

The “Dejaría Todo” singer released a statement which read: “In the name of my family and myself I would like to inform you that my mother Irma Luz has left with God. She had been fronting a long and delicate situation but peace was on her side, it was always with her. As you can understand, it is a great and painful loss and we ask you kindly to please respect this moment that our family is going through.”

~~Career with Los Chicos~~

In the late 1970’s, he auditioned for Menudo, but the producers told him that he was too young to be in the group. He joined another group, Los Chicos, they produced several hit recordings, including “Puerto Rico Son Los Chicos” and Ave Maria.

~~Solo artist~~

After Los Chicos separated in 1984, Chayanne began his career as a solo artist. He signed with RCA Ariola and released his first album, Chayanne es mi Nombre, that year. His second album with RCA, Sangre Latina was released in 1986.

After three years with RCA, Chayanne switched labels to Sony Music and broke out with his first self-titled album in 1987. This album featured a blend of ballads and dance tracks, a formula for which Chayanne would be famous. It featured two hit songs, the ballad “Peligro de Amor” written by Michael Sullivan and Paulo Massadas and a song that would cement him as an overall performer, the upbeat dance track “Fiesta en America” written by Honorio Herrero.

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Chayanne performing at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Background information
Birth name Elmer Figueroa Arce
Born June 28, 1968 (age 45)
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Origin San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico
Genres Latin pop
Occupations Singeractor
Years active 1980–present
Labels Sony MusicRCA Records
Associated acts Los Chicos
Website Official website

In 1988, Chayanne released the eponymous second self-titled album, Chayanne. This album included several hit singles including Honorio Herrero’s “Tu Pirata Soy Yo”, José María Cano’s “Fuiste un Trozo de Hielo en la Escarcha”, and “Este Ritmo Se Baila Así”, composed by Pierre-Edouard Decimus, Jacob Desvarieux and Roberto Livi. At the same time, Chayanne became a spokesperson for Pepsi, with the airing of the first Spanish speaking advertising spot broadcast on national television coast to coast during the 1989 Grammy Awards telecast.

In 1990 he released the album Tiempo de Vals, featuring some of his best-selling singles such as the title track, composed by José María Cano, “Completamente Enamorados”, composed by Piero Cassano, Adelio Cogliati, andEros Ramazzotti, and “Daría Cualquier Cosa”, composed by Luis Gómez Escolar and Julio Seijas. He followed it with the album whose title track would eventually become Chayanne’s signature song, Provocame (1992). That album also featured the hit El Centro de mi Corazon (#1 U.S. Hot Latin, 1992), and was nominated for Pop Song of the Year at the Lo Nuestro Awards of 1993, while Chayanne was listed for Male Pop Artist.[2] Two years later, he released the album Influencias (1994), which was a tribute to some of his musical influences. In 1996, he released Volver a Nacer.

In 1998, he received his second Grammy nomination with the album Atado a Tu Amor, which featured his first number-one hit since 1992, “Dejaria Todo” as well as a long-lasting hit in the title track. The hot streak continued in 2000 when Chayanne released Simplemente with the top-ten hit “Candela” and the number-one hit “Yo Te Amo”. In 2002, he released Grandes Exitos, a greatest hits album with a few new tracks. One of those new tracks, “Y Tu Te Vas”, was the number-one song of the summer in 2002. The next year, Chayanne released Sincero which featured two number-one songs, “Un Siglo Sin Ti” and “Cuidarte el Alma”. In 2005, he did a tour along with MexicanAlejandro Fernández and fellow Puerto Rican Marc Anthony. That same year, he released two albums. First, a second greatest hits album, Desde Siempre with the new song “Contra Vientos y Mareas”, followed by Cautivo with hits such as “No Se Por Que”, “Te Echo de Menos”” and “No Te Preocupes Por Mi”.

Chayanne’s 13th album Mi Tiempo was released April 2007. The album debuted at number two on the Top Latin Album chart selling 17,000 copies in its first week of release. The first single off the album “Si Nos Quedara Poco Tiempo” reached number one on the Hot Latin Tracks chart.

~~Acting career~~

In the 1980’s, Chayanne participated in several soap operas and starred in the comedy series Generaciones with Luis Antonio Rivera. More recently, he has received several offers for acting jobs, but he has declined most of them for conflicting with his musical career, which he considers his priority.

In 1998, he starred in his first Hollywood role, playing a Cuban dancer along with Vanessa L. Williams in Dance with Me. He also made a guest appearance on Ally McBeal.

In 1994 he played himself in Volver a empezar along with Yuri. That same year, he also starred in Linda Sara opposite former Miss UniverseDayanara Torres. The film was written and directed by famous Puerto Rican Jacobo Morales. More recently he has starred in other projects like the Argentine soap opera Provócame, for which he made the soundtrack of the same name.

In 2008, Chayanne played the title role in a television series titled Gabriel: Amor Inmortal, who is a vampire. To familiarize himself with the concept he adopted a different daily schedule, sleeping during the day and working at night. He noted that the production wanted to “make things look as real as possible”, but that the adaptation process was hard. The series debuted on September 28, 2008, on Mega TV.

~~Personal life~~

Chayanne lives in Miami and is married to attorney and former Venezuelan beauty queen Marilisa Maronesse. They have two children, Lorenzo Valentino and Isadora Sofia.

~~SOURCES~~

http://www.chayanne.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chayanne

https://twitter.com/CHAYANNEMUSIC

https://www.facebook.com/CHAYANNE

http://www.latintimes.com/latin-billboard-awards-2014-chayanne-gets-emotional-after-mom-dies-raul-gonzalez-debuts-168431

http://www.latintimes.com/chayannes-mom-dies-irma-luz-arce-dead-75-after-battling-cancer-166890

~~Chayanne “Humanos a marte” en vivo Latin Billboard 2014~~

~~Published on Apr 24, 2014~~

Chayanne estrena su primer nuevo tema, de su nuevo álbum, “Humanos a Marte“.

~~Chayanne – Humanos a Marte~~

~~Published on Apr 24, 2014~~

Music video by Chayanne performing Humanos a Marte. (C) 2014 Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC.

~~Chayanne – Tu Boca~~

~~Uploaded on May 10, 2010~~

Music video by Chayanne performing Tu Boca. (C) 2010 Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC

We ALL are connected through MUSIC!! 

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We ALL are ONE!!