Something to think about …. “First they came … “!!


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~~December 8, 2015~~ 

SILENCE MAKES YOU AN ACCOMPLICE

Where’s our Martin Niemöller?

This graph, presents a poem, which been shared plenty of times in the blogosphere. Please, allow me the opportunity to present it again.

I want to apply it to our present time.

I’ve seen it many times.

Every time it makes me think.

More so now, in view of the ugly turn in the road where American politics seem to be headed.

To me, the bottom line is that if you don’t speak up for others who are somehow persecuted, eventually your turn will come and there will be no one to stand up for your when you are persecuted.

It’s time to stand up and hold your ground.

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~MARTIN NIEMOLLER~

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

The quotation stems from Niemöller’s lectures during the early postwar period. Different versions of the quotation exist. These can be attributed to the fact that Niemöller spoke extemporaneously and in a number of settings.

Much controversy surrounds the content of the poem as it has been printed in varying forms, referring to diverse groups such as Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jews, Trade Unionists, or Communists depending upon the version. Nonetheless his point was that Germans – in particular, he believed, the leaders of the Protestant churches – had been complicit through their silence in the Nazi imprisonment, persecution, and murder of millions of people.

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

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007392

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First he came for the Mexicans, then he came for the war heroes, then he came for African Americans, then he came for the immigrants, then he came for the Jews, then he came for the “gays” …. now he’s coming for the Muslims. Maybe you can add someone else or he will continue adding groups.

Is anyone going to stand up to him?

HortyRex©

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#SomethingToThinkAbout #MartinNiemoller #ProminentProtestantPastor #OutspokenPublicFoe #AdolfHitler #NaziRule #ConcentrationCamps #Catholics #JehovahsWitnesses #Jews, #TradeUnionists #Communists #DependingUponVersion #Germans #ComplicitThroughSilence #NaziImprisonment #Persecution #Murder #MillionsOfPeople #StandUp #HoldYourGround

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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To start the day …. “Climate Change: Open Letter to World Leaders”!!


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~~December 7, 2015~~ 

OPEN LETTER TO WORLD LEADERS

2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 is being held in Le Bourget, Paris, from November 30 to December 11.

It is the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference

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2498 academics from 75 countries signed this Open Letter calling for world leaders meeting in Paris to do what is necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change.

Prominent signatories include Noam Chomsky, Naomi Oreskes, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Michael E. Mann, Ursula Oswald Spring, Bill McKibben, David Suzuki, and Peter Singer.

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Open Letter from Academics to World Leaders ahead of the Paris Climate Conference 2015

Some issues are of such ethical magnitude that being on the correct side of history becomes a signifier of moral character for generations to come. Global warming is such an issue.

Indigenous peoples and the developing world are least responsible for climate change, least able to adapt to it, and most vulnerable to its impacts. As the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris approaches, the leaders of the industrialized world shoulder a grave responsibility for the consequences of our current and past carbon emissions.

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Yet it looks unlikely that the international community will mandate even the greenhouse gas reductions necessary to give us a two thirds chance of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. At the moment, even if countries meet their current non-binding pledges to reduce carbon emissions, we will still be on course to reach 3 degrees Celsius by the end of this century.

This is profoundly shocking, given that any sacrifice involved in making those reductions is far overshadowed by the catastrophes we are likely to face if we do not: more extinctions of species and loss of ecosystems; increasing vulnerability to storm surges; more heatwaves; more intense precipitation; more climate related deaths and disease; more climate refugees; slower poverty reduction; less food security; and more conflicts worsened by these factors.

Given such high stakes, our leaders ought to be mustering planet-wide mobilization, at all societal levels, to limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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We undersigned concerned academics, researchers and scientists from around the world recognize the seriousness of our environmental situation and the special responsibility we owe our communities, future generations, and our fellow species.

We will strive to meet that responsibility in our educational and communicative endeavors.

We call upon our leaders to do what is necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change. With just as much urgency, we call upon our fellow citizens to hold their leaders responsible for vigorously addressing global warming.

For the full list of signatories please see below.

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

http://globalclimatechangeweek.com/open-letter/

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~~SOURCES~~ 

https://www.climaterealityproject.org/

https://twitter.com/ClimateReality

https://www.facebook.com/ClimateReality?_rdr=p

https://www.instagram.com/ClimateReality/

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#ToStartTheDay #ClimateChange #OpenLetter #WorldLeaders #UnitedNationsClimateChangeConference #COP21 #CMP11 #UnitedNationsFrameworkConvention #EthicalMagnitude #CorrectSideHistory #MoralCharacter #GenerationsToCome #GlobalWarming #PlanetWideMobilization

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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~Open Letter to World Leaders~

~Published on Sep 24, 2015~

Around the world, people from all walks of life are standing together to demand a strong climate agreement in Paris and a healthy future for the planet. When the world speaks with one voice, our leaders have to listen.

So we’ve put together this Open Letter with one very clear message: DEAR WORLD LEADERS: TAKE CLIMATE ACTION NOW.

People from around the world are affected by climate change today – right now. And they’re calling out to world leaders to demand real action this year at the UN climate talks in Paris.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #400 …. “Christmas in Florida”!!


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~~December 4, 2015~~ 

DECEMBER FIRST 

I know, I know … missed it by 3 days.

The good news is that even missing these days, the picture remains the same.

Happy December from Florida.

Notice our “sandman” and the ocean.

Wish I could pack it and send it all to those who visit here and are in cold, snowy locations.

Happy Holidays!!

HortyRex©

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

Facebook Timeline

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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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#IOTD #ImageOfTheDay #400 #DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Serious #Silly #JustBeautiful #MiniMentalVacay##AwesomeIllustration #ChristmasInFlorida #Sandman #Seashore #AwesomeWeather #RedHat #ChristmasHat #NotMelting

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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To start the day …. “Heather Rooney: She got Starbuck’s concept”!!


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~~December 3, 2015~~ 

REMEMBER WHEN?

Starbucks unveiled its new holiday design – a red cup with the green Starbucks logo – and sparked significant controversy due to its lack of Christmas symbols like reindeer and snowflakes.

Starbucks defended the blank holiday design as welcoming of people’s different stories.

~~SOURCE~~ 

http://www.usnews.com/

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How fickle are we as a society?

How short is our memory?

Is there an element of an attention span deficit?

I wonder.

At least, a young, extremely talented, young lady, HEATHER ROONEY, grasped the idea happily and worked her wonder art.

There’s still hope, I think.

HortyRex©

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Watch 21-Year-Old Self-Taught Artist Heather Rooney Create Unbelievable Portrait Drawings

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“I am a 21 year old art student.

I create photo-realistic portraits with colored pencil.

You can check out my drawing videos on YouTube!”

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

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https://www.facebook.com/ilovebeingpuertorican/?fref=ts

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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~~SOURCES~~ 

Where to find/follow her

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

http://instagram.com/heather12ooney

Tumblr

http://heather12ooney4rt.tumblr.com/

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#ToStartTheDay #HeatherRooney #SelfTaughtArtist #CreateUnbelievablePortraitDrawings #CreatePhotorealisticPortraits #ColoredPencils #StarbucksRedCup #ControversialCup #GraspedTheConcept #ChristmasIsInHeart #NotACup

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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~Drawing on my Starbucks Red Cup~

Christmas Edition

~Published on Dec 1, 2015~

Drawing on my Starbucks cup – Christmas edition!

I don’t mind the Starbucks cup being plain red this year – more room to decorate it with a design representing what Christmas means to me.

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We ALL are ONE!!

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At the end of the day …. “GMA: P!nk’s big announcement”!!


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~~November 30, 2015~~ 

UNICEF AMBASSADOR

‘The fire was lit because I’m a mama!’

Pink reveals her new role as a UNICEF ambassador on Good Morning America

Pink has been appointed a UNICEF ambassador.

And the proud pop star appeared on Good Morning America on Monday to share her big news.

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The 36-year-old singer – who shares three-year-old daughter, Willow with husband Carey Hart – will focus on children’s health initiatives, including fighting global malnutrition, which impacts 159 million children.

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Facebook Timelime 

https://www.facebook.com/TroyPinkJunkies/?pnref=story

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She will also join in the campaign to inspire youngsters to lead healthier lives in the US, saying: ‘The fire was lit, obviously, because I’m a mama.

‘Statistically, one in four kids in the U.S. are inactive. And I’m all about fitness and health and positivity.’

The proud star took to Twitter to share the news with her 27.3 million followers saying:

‘I’m on @GMA today and officially a @UNICEFUSA Ambassador! Proud to put #childrenfirst & be part of the #UNICEFKidPower Team’

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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3339723/Pink-reveals-new-role-UNICEF-ambassador-Good-Morning-America.html#ixzz3t1bgYSSi

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#AtTheEndOfTheDay #GoodMorningAmerica #GMA #PknksBigAnnouncement #UNICEFAmbassador #UNICEF #Ambassador #ThreeYearOldDaughter #Willow #HusbandCareyHart #ChildrensHealthInitiatives #FightingGlobalMalnutrition #ImpactsMillionsChildren #UNICEFKidPowerTeam #ChildrenFirst

#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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~P!nk’s big announcement on Good Morning America~

~Published on Nov 30, 2015~

Good Morning America: Robin Roberts and P!NK

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Thoughts for today, #295 .… “What Hate Does”!!


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~~November 30, 2015~~ 

HATE IS BITTER AND DEADLY

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.

The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference.

The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.

And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

~Elie Wiesel~

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/quotezandnotez/?fref=ts

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#ThoughtsForToday #295 #EffectsOfHate #BitterOnLips #DeadlyToHeart #Quote #KathyLounStilley #Love #Indifference #Art #Ugliness #Faith #Heresy #Life #Death #ElieWiesel #QuotezAndNotez #BitterAndDeadly

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day …. “New Prince Ea video: Man vs Earth”!!


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~~November 27, 2015~~ 

MAN vs EARTH

In his latest video, “Man vs. Earth” spoken word artist Prince Ea opens by saying,

“Fun fact:

In “Man vs. Earth,” spoken word artist Prince Ea opens by saying, “Fun fact: Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old, mankind, about 140,000 years old. Let me put that in perspective. If you condense the Earth’s lifespan into 24 hours—that’s one full day—then we have been here for, drum roll please, three seconds.” Only by coming together, he says, can we make it to the proverbial fourth second.

Prince Ea objects to us calling ourselves homo sapiens, or “wise man” because, though we may be intelligent, we lack wisdom. “While intelligence speaks, wisdom listens,” he says. “And we willingly covered our ears to Mother Nature’s screams and closed our eyes to all of her help wanted signs.

Let me put that in perspective. If you condense the Earth’s lifespan into 24 hours – that’s one full day – then we have been here for, drum roll please, three seconds.” Only by coming together, he says, can we make it to the proverbial fourth second.”

Prince Ea objects to us calling ourselves homo sapiens, or “wise man” because, though we may be intelligent, we lack wisdom.

“While intelligence speaks, wisdom listens,” he says. “And we willingly covered our ears to Mother Nature’s screams and closed our eyes to all of her help wanted signs.

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New Prince Ea video: Man vs Earth

Natalie Prolman on Nov. 24, 2015

Last Earth Day, activist and spoken word artist Prince Ea brought us the powerful and thought-provoking video Dear Future Generations: Sorry. With over 96 million views on Facebook to date, Prince Ea achieved something pretty incredible for the environmental community.

He clearly communicated the urgency of protecting our planet and inspired millions to understand the importance of mitigating climate change and taking action to stop deforestation. 

He was able to reach the hearts of the generation to whom this issue matters to most: young people. And reminded us all that the power of change is in OUR hands!

I had the honor of sitting down with Prince Ea in London last week to discuss his newest video in support of the Stand For Trees campaign.

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“What was your inspiration for doing a second Stand For Trees video?”

Prince Ea

“I felt like there was more to say. The story was unfinished, I had more to get out there and in a different way. When I was brainstorming the original concept of writing a letter to future generations I came up with other dynamic ideas which I thought could be just as compelling. One of which was the 3 seconds theme, which I use in this one. This particular video is coming from an anthropological perspective (what I studied in school), looking at us as a species and the ramifications of our existence.”

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“What is the message you’re sending to the world?”

Prince Ea

“The message is: An inner revolution needs to take place. Global warming, climate change, animal agriculture, pollution, pesticides … all of these things are symptoms. They are byproducts of our inner reflection and how we see the world, how we see each other and how we see the environment. We’re very separated and divided, but that is not the truth about reality.

That is the truth about our socially constructed reality. The main message is to find the truth and see that we are connected to all beings both great and small. I always end with a message of hope, I believe that we can and will turn it all around. However, I don’t think the goal is to save the world, but to reshape it.

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https://www.facebook.com/PrinceEa/?fref=ts

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“Why do you think young people are such a critical audience for this message?”

Prince Ea

“I think because it’s really our future that’s at stake. We are the first generation to really see the impact of climate change and the last one who will be able to do something about it. So it’s definitely crucial that young people will become more aware. We have an opportunity to really evolve the human species into a new direction. A totally new direction from our past. One with mindfulness and love and care and understanding. No longer a business as usual approach.”

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#AtTheEndOfTheDay #PrinceEa #NewPrinceEaVideo: #ManVsEarth #EarthDay #Activist #SpokenWordArtist #PowerfulThoughtProvokingVideo #DearFutureGenerations #Sorry #NatalieProlman #SMART #Cool #FunFact #PlanetEarth #4.5BillionYearsOld #Mankind #140000YearsOld

#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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~~SOURCES~~

https://standfortrees.org/en/

https://www.facebook.com/PrinceEa/?fref=photo

http://ecowatch.com/2015/11/24/prince-ea-man-vs-earth/

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~MAN vs EARTH~

~Published on Nov 24, 2015~

Who Do You Think Will Win?

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