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.

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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.

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

HEATHER ROONEY

“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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Facebook Timeline

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

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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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~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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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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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’

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

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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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To start the day …. “Carl Sagan: Best Speech Ever about Humanity”!!


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~~November 30, 2015~~ 

THE PALE BLUE DOT

“From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest.

But for us, it’s different. Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.

The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

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The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors, so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light.

Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character building experience.

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There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world.

To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

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~Best Speech about Humanity~

Carl Sagan

~Published on Apr 11, 2014~

Carl Sagan gives the best speech ever about humanity and how foolish we behave. Pale Blue Dot is one of the most important and reflective speeches about the human condition and our place in the Universe. The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers from Earth, as part of the solar system Family Portrait series of images.

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“The Earth Prelude” by Ludovico Einaudi, Antonio Leofreddi, Laura Riccardi & Marco Decimo

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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.”

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

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

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~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.

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We ALL are connected through MUSIC!!

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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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The Advocate Magazine

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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.

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

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’
Rose Troup Buchanan

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.”

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

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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Premio Dardos Award ….. “It Is What It Is”!!


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~~May 11, 2015~~ 

We would like to thank The Idealistic Rebel,

who was kind enough to nominate

It Is What It Is

for the “Premio Dardos Award”.

We feel honored and very humbly accept and will pay it forward to other bloggers.

HortyRex©

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Her blog is an absolutely worth checking out. You can find her here:

http://idealisticrebel.com/

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The Premio Dardos Award exists to acknowledge the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.

The rules are simple …. no extra work

You can accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his or her blog.

Include the image of the “Premios Dardos” in the post.

Pass the award to another 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement!

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David

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The Fifth Column 

https://kstreet607.wordpress.com/

Digital Gatherings

http://ceadomile.com/

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https://writersdream9.wordpress.com/

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http://tellmeaboutit.co/

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https://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

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https://sunshinebrightblog.wordpress.com/

Stephanie

http://hopeandloveradio.com/

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https://terry1954.wordpress.com/

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Please, keep in mind that “It Is What It Is” has nominated you for this award. We do not intend to impose more work in your already packed schedule. You do not have to accept.

Just know that your work is followed, valued and admired. You all are inspirations to me and help me get through my day.

We ALL are connected through this wonderful web we WEAVE!

We ALL are ONE!!

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