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


MartinN

~~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.

BLine

~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

BLine

~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~

Google Images

First

BLine

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©

BLine

#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

BLine

We ALL are ONE!! 

Didn'

RexYinYang1

IOTD …. Image of the day, #403 …. “Simple …. a resounding NO”!!


No-DT

~~December 8, 2015~~ 

THERE’S A LIMIT …. SAYING NO

I must set aside the light tone of the most recent IOTD.

I’d been trying for lighthearted images to go along the Christmas spirit and the holidays.

However, due to the most recent development from the Republican front-runner for the 2016 Presidency, I feel the need to say a few short words:

NO …. ENOUGH

The rest is up for you to find out and decide for yourself.

HortyRex©

BLine

By Arianna Huffington
Earlier today, (December 7, 2015), the candidate currently leading in the polls for the Republican presidential nomination called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” That was, of course, Donald Trump. As Jeffrey Goldberg just tweeted, “Donald Trump is now an actual threat to national security. He’s providing jihadists ammunition for their campaign to demonize the US.”

The Huffington Post

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

A Note on Trump: We Are No Longer Entertained

BLine

~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~

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

BLine

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!”

THIS IS VERY SERIOUS FOR ME

BLine

#IOTD #ImageOfTheDay #403 #DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Serious #Silly #JustBeautiful #MiniMentalVacay##AwesomeIllustration #DonaldTrump #BanOnAllMuslims #No #Enough #Candidate #LeadingPolls #RepublicanPresidentialNomination #TotalCompleteShutdown #MuslimsEnteringUnitedStates

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

BLine

We ALL are ONE! 

ItIsTru2

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


WL3

~~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

GoldSwirl

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.

GoldSwirl

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.

CC1

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.

GoldSwirl

~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

Google Images

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

GoldSwirl

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/

GoldSwirl

~~SOURCES~~ 

https://www.climaterealityproject.org/

https://twitter.com/ClimateReality

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

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

GoldSwirl

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

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

GoldSwirl

~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.

GoldSwirl

We ALL are ONE!! 

RexYinYang1

 

Something to think about …. “Where does IT go?”!!


TruthBeckons

~~November 25, 2015~~ 

THE LIFE CYCLE OF TRASH

Once we have taken out the trash, we often forget that it all has to go somewhere. But not many of us know exactly where it goes, nor do we usually think about it.

The Life Cycle of Garbage shows what happens to your trash once it leaves your home, to give you an idea of where it ends up and how much of it there really is.

BlueBor

The Life Cycle of Garbage begins in your home

Your kitchen trash can fills up …

So you take the garbage bag out to your curbside trash container …

And the garbage man comes to empty it …

BlueBor

What happens to all your trash once the garbage man takes it away?

Typically it goes to a Transfer Station …

 A transfer station is where local trash is taken and dumped before it is transferred to its final destination. The final destination could be:

A Landfill … 

where the waste is buried and left to decompose, a process which takes hundreds of years even for biodegradable materials …

An Incinerator …

 where the garbage is burned and turns into ash and heat, sometimes used to generate energy (called waste-to-energy) …

Or a Recycling Center … 

where it will be transferred to a manufacturing plant so these materials can be used to make new products!

Or In the Ocean …

If waste is not correctly managed, it can end up harming the environment and polluting our air and water.

BlueBor

Illegally dumped trash and litter can end up:

Littering our Communities …

 This is why it is so important that we put our trash into the proper containers and recycle as much as we can. Garbage does not simply disappear once it leaves our homes, it all ends up somewhere and has an impact on every single person in some way.

Small actions can have a huge impact.

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

http://www.lawrencecountysolidwaste.org/index.php/kids-corner/where-does-our-trash-go

BlueBor

~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~

Facebook Timeline

BlueBor

#SomethingToThinkAbout #WhereDoesItGo #ThrowAway #LifeCycleOfTrash #LifeCycleOfGarbage #KitchenTrashCan #CurbsideTrashContainer #GarbageMan #TransferStation #Landfill #Incinerator #RecyclingCenter #InTheOcean #LitteringCommunities #SmallActions #HugeImpact

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

BlueBor

We ALL are ONE!!

PlanB

RexYinYang1

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


Cel1

~~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

GoldSwirl

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.

JL

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.”

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

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

GoldSwirl

~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

Google Images 

GoldSwirl

~~GALLERY~~ 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Trib

#ToStartTheDay #Trying days #CelineDion #HymneàLAmour #TributeToParis #ParisAttack #ParisVictims #AmericanMusicAwards #ChangedWorldForever #UnimaginableViolence #AroundWorld #FranceMatters #SyriaMatters #RussiaMatters #MaliMatters #MiddleEastMatters #EntireWorldMatters #PeaceIsPossible #BloggersForPeace

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

GoldSwirl

~Hymne à L’Amour~

Celine Dion

(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.

Eif8

GoldSwirl

We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!

We ALL are connected through MUSIC!!

paris-terrorist-flag-blood

We ALL are ONE!! 

ItIsTru2

Thoughts for today, #291 .… “The irony …. this year”!!


ThxIron

~~November 23, 2015~~ 

NO PLACE FOR THEM

This Thanksgiving, No Place for Refugees at the American Table
Posted on Nov 18, 2015
By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

In the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, there has been a crushing backlash against refugees from the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. As Americans prepare for one of the most popular national holidays, Thanksgiving, which commemorates the support and nourishment provided by the indigenous people to English refugees seeking a better life free from religious persecution, a wave of xenophobia is sweeping the country.

In the U.S. Congress, no less than six separate bills have been put forward to block any federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria or Iraq and to empower states to deny entry into their “territory.” 

Imagine if all of a sudden we had 50 “statelets” creating their own border checkpoints, stopping all travelers, looking for anyone suspicious, i.e., any and all Syrians.

So far, 31 state governors have essentially demanded this.

ThxG

Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order forbidding any agency of state government from cooperating in any way with Syrian refugee support efforts. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have called for a pause in the Syrian refugee program, with the support of Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer.

(all so called Chrstians)

It has been almost 400 years since that first, fateful Thanksgiving feast in Massachusetts.

Xenophobic policies like those threatening to shut out refugees from these wars, if allowed to stand, should serve as a shameful centerpiece at every Thanksgiving table this year.

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

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/this_thanksgiving_no_place_for_refugees_at_the_american_table_20151118

ThxG

~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

Facebook Timeline

ThxG

#ThoughtsForToday #291 #TheIrony #Thanksgiving #Holiday #NoPlacForRefugees #AmericanTable #AmyGoodman #DenisMoynihan #HorrificAttacks #Paris #CrushingBacklash #AgainstRefugees #Wars #Syria #Iraq #Afghanistan #BetterLife #FreeFromReligiousPersecution #WaveOfXenophobia #SweepingCountry #USCongress #USGovernors #Almost400Years #FirstFatefulThanksgivingFeast #Massachusetts #ShamefulCenterpiece #EveryTable

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

ThxG

We ALL are ONE!! 

RexYinYang2

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


TransNov20

~~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.

PurpleB

~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

Facebook Timeline

Google Images

Human Rights Campaign

The Advocate Magazine

PurpleB

~~GALLERY~~

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

PurpleB

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.

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

Fully recommend that you check this link.

Very valuable information.

HortyRex©

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

PurpleB

#IOTD #ImagesOfTheDay #391 #DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Serious #Silly #JustBeautiful #DayofRemembrance #TransgenderDayOfRemembrance #November20 #Annual #ThoseWeveLost #81Transgender #MurderedWorldwide2015 #JustVictims #ReportedDeaths #SunnivieBrydum #TheAdvocate #UnitedStates #Brazil #AcuteProblems #FatalTransphobicViolence #SayHerName #MemorializeRitaHester 

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

PurpleB

We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

TD5

We ALL are ONE!! 

ItLet-12