To start the day …. “Céline Dion: Hymne à l’amour Tribute to Paris”!!


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~~November 24, 2015~~ 

HYMNE A L’AMOUR

(Edith Piaf Classic)

Celine Dion sings L’Hymne a L’Amour in tribute to Paris attack victims at American Music Awards 2015

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The American Music Awards took a sombre turn on Sunday when Celine Dion sang in tribute to the victims of Paris’s terror attacks.

The Canadian singer covered Edith Piaf’s L’Hymne a L’Amour after actor-musician Jared Leto delivered an emotional speech about the deadly events.

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Leto spoke about an impromptu show his band Thirty Seconds To Mars had performed at Le Bataclan in Paris, the scene where 89 people lost their lives in the attacks 10 days ago.

He said: “Seven months later that same venue was under siege, one of a series of attacks that changed the world forever.
“Tonight we honor the victims of the unimaginable violence that took place in Paris and around the world.

“France matters, Syria matters, Russia matters, Mali matters, the Middle East matters, the entire world matters and peace is possible.”

Introducing Dion’s performance, Leto added:

“Many of us here are the sons and daughters of immigrants and Steve Jobs, the son of a Syrian immigrant, and President Barack Obama.

“The American Music Awards wanted to show its support for the people of France and the entire world.”

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/news/celine-dion-hymne-a-lamour-paris-tribute/

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~Hymne à L’Amour~

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(Live at American Music Awards AMAs 2015)

~Published on Nov 22, 2015~

Celine Dion performs a heartfelt rendition of Edith Piaf’s “Hymne à L’Amour” as a tribute to all the victims of terrorists attacks.

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Something to think about …. “Be Human First …. “!!


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~~November 23, 2015~~ 

HUMAN FIRST

Guru Nanak (15 April 1469 – 22 September 1539) was the founder of Sikhism and the first of the Sikh Gurus.

His birth is celebrated world-wide as Guru Nanak Gurpurab on Kartik Poornima, the full-moon day which falls on different dates each year in the month of Katak, October–November.

Guru Nanak traveled far and wide teaching people the message of one God who dwells in every one of His creations and constitutes the eternal Truth. He set up a unique spiritual, social, and political platform based on equality, fraternal love, goodness, and virtue.

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IOTD …. Images of the day, #391 …. “Day of Remembrance”!!


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~~November 20, 2015~~

DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015

Those We’ve Lost

At least 81 transgender people were murdered worldwide this year — and those are just the victims whose deaths were reported. 

BY SUNNIVIE BRYDUM
NOVEMBER 20 2015

Today marks the 16th annual Transgender Day of Rememberance, after the first event was organized by Gwendolyn Ann Smith in Allston, Mass., to memorialize Rita Hester — a trans woman of color killed in 1998.

Every year since, growing numbers of trans people and advocates worldwide take a moment to pause and remember the countless lives lost around the globe to transphobic violence.

The somber occasion serves as a memorial event in which trans people and allies can mourn their dead, celebrate the lives they lived and as a popular hashtag in the wake of unabated anti-trans violence proclaims, #SayHerName.

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As the names listed in the graphics demonstrate, certain nations — the United States and Brazil — have particularly acute problems with fatal transphobic violence. The number of trans women killed this year in the U.S., for instance, is nearly double that of the total killed last year.

But it’s also worth noting that in many countries around the world, no formal system exists to report the deaths of trans people, and repressive societies combined with oppressive policing worldwide often give trans people good cause to be wary of law-enforcement officials. 

So while we mourn those whose names are listed below, take a moment to memorialize those whose names we will never know — because they, too, had lives, and loves, and passions that were extinguished because of hate.

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Fully recommend that you check this link.

Very valuable information.

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http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/11/20/transgender-day-remembrance-2015-those-weve-lost

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To start the day …. “Antoine Leiris: “I won’t give you the gift of hating you”!!


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~~November 20, 2015~~ 

HUSBAND’S TOUCHING TRIBUTE

Antoine Leiris wrote although the terrorists had taken ‘an exceptional life’ they would ‘not have my hatred’
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Thursday 19 November 2015

Paris terror attack

Husband pays touching tribute to ‘love of his life’ in defiant message to attackers

The husband of a woman killed in the Paris attacks has written a touching message to the “love of my life” and promised to raise their 17-month-old son “happy and free ”.

Antoine Leiris, whose wife Helene Muyal-Leiris was among the 89 killed in the Bataclan concert hall attack on Friday evening, posted an emotional message on Facebook.

Mr Leiris, who first met his 35-year-old wife 12 years ago, told the attackers he would “not grant you the gift of my hatred.”

In a post – shared more than 60,000 times by Tuesday morning – Mr. Leiris said in French he would raise their son Melvil “happy and free” and that responding to “hatred with anger is falling victim to the same ignorance that has made you what you are.”

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/paris-terror-husband-pays-touching-tribute-to-love-of-his-life-in-defiant-message-to-attackers-a6737231.html

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~“I won’t give you the gift of hating you”~

Paris attacks – BBC News

~Published on Nov 18, 2015~

Antoine Leiris lost his wife Helene in the Bataclan theatre in Paris.
His Facebook tribute to his wife and challenge to her killers has since been shared thousands of times. Mr Leiris read out the letter to BBC News in Paris.

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To start the day …. “World Peace Day 2015”!!


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Mr. Peter Berg …. “Petty, petty … how petty thou art”!!


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~~July 17, 2015~~ 

Director Peter Berg Slams Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPYs Award

While Caitlyn Jenner’s acceptance of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at Wednesday night’s ESPYs drew cheers from the crowd, “Friday Night Lights” creator Peter Berg was evidently jeering.

The “Lone Survivor” director shared a meme on Instagram, circulated by the Facebook account Main Stream Media Sponsor Boycotts, slamming Jenner’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award win. The image contains side-by-side photos of Jenner and U.S. Army veteran Gregory D. Gadson.

“One man traded 2 legs for the freedom of the other to trade 2 balls for 2 boobs. Guess which man made the cover of Vanity Fair, was praised for his courage by President Obama and is to be honored with the ‘Arthur Ashe Courage Award’ by ESPN?” the text read.

“Yup,” Berg captioned his post, simply.

Jenner, who won the gold medal in the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics, delivered a stirring speech at last night’s awards ceremony on ABC in which she preached “accepting people for who they are.”

“Trans people deserve something vital,” she said. “They deserve your respect.

And from that respect, comes a more compassionate community, a more empathetic society and a better world for all of us.”

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

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/peter-berg-slams-caitlyn-jenner-espys-award-1201541529/

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Let me put in my two cents, if you don’t mind. 

“IMHO”

(in my humble opinion)

~Definition of courage~

NOUN
the ability to do something that frightens one:
“she called on all her courage to face the ordeal”

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I am no die hard Jenner fan.

However, I am a proud member of the LGBTQ community. I also worked as a primary care physician for the Veterans Administration for 27 years. I’ve seen first hand the ravages of war and the long lasting effects on the Americans who serve in the military forces – whichever military branch they choose.

I treated veterans from WWI, Korea, WWII, Vietnam, Granada, Iraq and Afghanistan … and many other conflicts as well as peacetime.

On one hand, without any intention of putting any soldier down or demeaning their actions and valor, aside from any who was drafted (which hasn’t happened since Vietnam), and with all the respect that they are due, each and every one of the individuals who serve in the military chose to do so.

All individuals making any kind of choice, need to be aware of the consequences of said choice.

This is a fact that applies to anyone making any kind of decision.

Those who choose to join the military are educated in their new field, trained, supervised and provided with all the necessary means that their job requires. They are led by supervisors, superiors. They have their plans laid out for them. There are “maps” and guidelines to follow along the way. Protocols are set in place and there are manuals which explain how to make any decision and the possible interventions, outcomes and management of resulting situations.

I do not know the details of U.S. Army veteran Gregory D. Gadson participation in the military. I can seen that he gave up a lot while serving this country.

However, I feel comfortable in saying that this soldier chose to join the military … and must have known the possible consequences of that choice.

I’m sure he is one of the best trained soldiers in the military.

This country’s soldiers are now considered heroes. They are honored (after the Vietnam lesson was learned). They are supported, respected, celebrated, honored and valued.

They aren’t shunned, ignored, insulted, abused, ridiculed, assaulted, killed, dismembered or submitted to hate crimes.

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What is the military?

In simple terms, the U.S. Armed Forces are made up of the five armed service branches: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy. There are three general categories of military people: active duty (full-time soldiers and sailors), reserve & guard forces (usually work a civilian job, but can be called to full-time military duty), and veterans and retirees (past members of the military). And of course there are the millions of family members and friends of military members, past and present. But you’re here to learn more about the military. There is much to learn! So first the basics. Exactly who is in charge?

The President of the United States is the Commander in Chief, who is responsible for all final decisions. The Secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) has control over the military and each branch – except the Coast Guard, which is under the Dept. of Homeland Security. With over 2 million civilian and military employees, the DoD is the world’s largest “company.”

Each branch of the military has a unique mission within the overall mission of U.S. security and peace.

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http://www.military.com/join-armed-forces/us-military-overview.html

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On the other hand, Bruce Jenner came into this world as a boy 65 years ago. He was born in 1950.

Can you begin to imagine the social climate that he was born into?

He didn’t have a map. He didn’t have a supervisor or superior telling him what to do. He had no plan, he had no protocols. He had no one to go to. He was on his own.

I’m sure that many a’times, he felt that he was the only one in the world who felt like he did.

Bruce Jenner didn’t chose to be transgender; he was born that way. He didn’t have role models.

He was making his own journey … blindly.

He must have run into plenty of obstacles and he was definitely trying to fit in the category that society had for him.

And that he did that very well …. he was a man’s man. He won the gold medal in the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

He was married several times. He procreated. He tried to do what was expected of him in his role as a very public man, an incredible athlete.

Yet, he knew this wasn’t him …..

Caitlyn Jenner admitted her transition was ”harder than she imagined”.

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She said: ”This transition has been harder on me than anything I could have imagined.

”And that’s the case for so many others besides me. For that reason alone, trans people deserve something vital.

They deserve your respect.

”And from that respect comes a more compassionate community, a more empathetic society, and a better world for all of us.”

She shared: ”It’s not just about one person, it’s about thousands of people. It’s not just about me. It’s about all of us accepting one another.

We’re all different. That’s not a bad thing. That’s a good thing.

”And while it may not be easy to get past the things you always don’t understand, I want to prove that it is absolutely possible if we only do it together.”

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I’m sure she has experienced all of this.

She has been shunned, ignored, insulted, abused, ridiculed and “assaulted” by the media and many others like you, Mr. Berg. Show some compassion, empathy. Show some acceptance.

And if you can’t, that’s OK.

Definition of courage: the ability to do something that frightens one.

These are different types of courage. You are comparing apples to oranges.

You may look better, to those who have a heart and practice compassion, though, if you keep it to yourself.

HortyRex©

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History of violence against LGBTQI people in the United States

The history of violence against LGBT people in the United States is made up of assaults on gay men, lesbians, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex individuals (LGBTQI), legal responses to such violence, and hate crime statistics in the United States of America.

Those targeted by such violence are perceived to violate heteronormative rules and contravene perceived protocols of gender and sexual roles. People who are perceived to be LGBTQI may also be targeted.

A hate crime is simply defined as when individuals become victimized because of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Hate crimes against LGBTQI people often occur because the perpetrators are homophobic. Violence targeted at people because of their perceived sexuality can be psychological and physical up to and including murder. These actions may be caused by cultural, religious, or political mores and biases.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_violence_against_LGBT_people_in_the_United_States

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IOTD …. “Image of the day, #257: Meet HER”!!


~~June 1, 2015~~

The transformation seems complete. From Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner.

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”’

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~Caitlyn Jenner Is Finally “Free” on Vanity Fair’s Cover ~

~~Published on Jun 1, 2015~~
The transgender Olympic champion, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, reveals her true self in a photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz and interview with Buzz Bissinger.

Credits:
Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

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