IOTD …. “🇵🇷 Images of the Day, Special Edition …. ‘Mi Bandera, My Flag …. Around the Island, #25 …. 🇵🇷 …. “!!

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#IOTD #ImagesOfTheDay #VerySpecialEdition #25 #DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Concept #Serious #PuertoRico #MyCountry #MiPatria #MyFlag #MiBandera #MyPride #MiOrgullo #AroundTheIsland

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachRedLineBHeritageImagesMeWPBoricua (1)

IOTD …. “🇵🇷 Images of the Day …. Very Special Edition …. Puerto Rico is in Mourning 🇵🇷 …. “!!

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~~May 6, 2018~~ 

TRAGEDY STRIKES PUERTO RICO’S NATIONAL GUARD

PORT WENTWORTH, GEORGIA

Surveillance video captured a 1950’s-era military cargo plane plunging to the ground. The C-130 aircraft exploded into flames on a busy Georgia highway Wednesday, May 2, killing all nine crew members aboard.

The Puerto Rico National Guard plane took off from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport shortly before 11:30 a.m. and was headed for retirement.

Surveillance video from a nearby business captured what happened next, CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann reports. The plane banked left before nose-diving and spiraling into the ground. Seconds later, a fireball and black smoke went shooting into the sky.

The plane crashed into the median of the highway, narrowly avoiding traffic, warehouses and a nearby gas station.

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The pilot was identified as Maj. José Rafael Román, who hails from the coastal town of Manatí along Puerto Rico’s north coast. The mayor of that town, José Sánchez, told The Associated Press that Román had two young boys and his wife is five months pregnant with a girl.

“The town is in mourning,” Sanchez said.

“My condolences to all Puerto Rican families.”

On Thursday, the Puerto Rico National Guard identified the other crew members as 1st Lt. David Albandoz, Master Sgt. Jean Audriffred, Master Sgt. Mario Brana, Master Sgt. Eric Circuns, Master Sgt. Víctor Colón, Senior Airman Roberto Espada, Senior Master Sgt. Jan Paravisini and Maj. Carlos Pérez Serra.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/savannah-plane-crash-video-shows-national-guard-c130-aircraft-plunging-to-ground/

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#IOTD #ImageOfTheDay #VerySpecialEdition #Concept #Serious #PuertoRico #InMourning #PuertoRicoNationalGuard #FatalAirplaneCrash #PortWentwoorth #Georgia #Pilot #MajJoseRafaelRoman #1stLtDavidAlbandoz #MasterSgtJeanAudriffred #MasterSgtMarioBrana #MasterSgtEricCircuns #MasterSgtVictorColon #SeniorAirmanRobertoEspada #SeniorMasterSgtJanParavisini #MajCarlosPerez Serra

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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‘Slavery in America’ …. “🤨 Didn’t End after the Civil War …. A New Form of Enslavement …. Still Permeates the American Psyche 🤨 …. “!!


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SLAVERY ISN’T A CHOICE

It could never be!

Recently an American in the music sphere stated that ‘slavery is a choice’.

Interesting to note, he’s an African American himself.

The current political, social and cultural climate in America is such that it lends itself to this type of thinking. The mask is off. Racism, white supremacy, dominance, distortion of facts, ignorance of history or plain shameless self-serving.

You pick the reason!

I find it so difficult to wrap my mind around this type of thinking. I can’t fathom how this happens.

HortyRex©

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“When you hear about slavery for 400 years … for 400 years?

That sounds like a choice. You were there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all.

It’s like we’re mentally imprisoned.”

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Slavery might have ended on paper after the Civil War, but many white landowners did everything they could to exploit newly freed slaves well into the 20th century.

Thousands of black laborers across the South were forced to work against their will as late as the 1960s – a new form of enslavement that went on in the shadows of rural America.

“As it appears … full read/full credit”

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qven57/how-slavery-survived-in-the-south-long-after-the-civil-war?utm_source=vicefbus

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~SHORT VIDEO~

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On this episode of DAILY VICE, we traveled to Louisiana to meet genealogist Antoinette Harrell, the “slavery detective of the South,” who tracks down cases of modern-day slavery and abusive labor practices.

They talk to a man whose family was held on a plantation against their will into the 1950’s and Antoinette explains how she uses decades-old records to uncover how slavery was perpetuated long after the Civil War ended.

~LONG VIDEO~

~~The Slavery Detective of the South~~

~~Published on Feb 27, 2018~~

Slavery might have ended on paper after the Civil War, but many white landowners did everything they could to exploit newly freed slaves well into the 20th century.

Thousands of black laborers across the South were forced to work against their will as late as the 1960s – a new form of enslavement that went on in the shadows of rural America.

VICE’s Akil Gibbons traveled to Louisiana to meet genealogist Antoinette Harrell, the “slavery detective of the South,” who tracks down cases of modern-day slavery and abusive labor practices.

They talk to a man whose family was held on a plantation against their will into the 1950’s and Antoinette explains how she uses decades-old records to uncover how slavery was perpetuated long after the Civil War ended.

~VICE~

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#SlaveryInAmerica #DidntEndAfterCivilWar #ANewFormOfEnslavement #StillPermeatesAmericanPsyche #SlaveryIsAChoice #SlaveryDetectiveOfTheSouth #VICE #DailyViceEpisode #AkilGibbons #Louisiana #Genealogist #AntoinetteHarrell

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Saturday Night Live …. “🧐 Michael Cohen ‘et al’ …. There’s Truth in Jest …. Always 🧐 …. “!!


~~May 6, 2018~~ 

Michael Cohen Wiretap Cold Open

It’s a sad day in any country when the dealings of its governance can be fully explained through mockery, satire and cold humor.

This is the current reality of American governance!

Maybe it’s always been like this. The only difference now is that the mask has fallen off and all can see the ugliness, decay, hypocrisy, destruction of the values ‘they’ pretended to have, portray and defend.

Sad American reality!

Let this comedic video speak for itself.

HortyRex©

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With the FBI listening in, Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller) fields calls from Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin), Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), Melania Trump (Cecily Strong), Ivanka Trump (Scarlett Johansson) and Jared Kushner (Jimmy Fallon) and Stormy Daniels.

~~Michael Cohen Wiretap Cold Open~~

~~Published on May 5, 2018~~

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#SNL #SaturdayNightLive #LaughterIsTheBesdtMedicine #DryHumor #Satire #SadReality #Funny #MichaelCohen #EtAl #TheresTruthInJest #Always #MichaelCohenWiretapColdOpen #Ben Stiller #FieldsCalls #DonaldTrump #AlecBaldwin #RudyGiuliani #Kate McKinnon #MelaniaTrump #CecilyStrong #IvankaTrump #ScarlettJohansson #JaredKushner #Jimmy Fallon #StormyDaniel

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Sunday Morning


Sunay … ‘today is just that kind of day!’

If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze
that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house
and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,
a day when the cool brick paths
and the garden bursting with peonies
seemed so etched in sunlight…
so they could walk out,
holding hands and squinting
into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.

– Billy Collins, from “Today” in Poetry Magazine,  April 2000


Notes: Photo: Kittux with Canary. Quote: Thank you Whiskey River

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