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.

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

Facebook Timeline

Google Images

Human Rights Campaign

The Advocate Magazine

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~~GALLERY~~

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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.

HortyRex©

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

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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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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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

Google Images

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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#ToStartTheDay #WorldPeace #Peace #ParisTerrorAttack #Husband #Wife #HeleneMuyalLeiris #BataclanTheatre #AntoineLeiris #TouchingTribute #LoveOfHisLife #DefiantMessage #Attackers #Melvil #17MonthOldSon #HappyFree #BBCNews #ExceptionalLife #NotHaveMyHatred #RoseTroupBuchanan

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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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.

GoldSwirl

We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #292 …. “Thoughts and Prayers”!!


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~~July 17, 2015~~ 

Gunman Kills 4 Marines at Military Site in Chattanooga

Please take few minutes out of your day to send love and prayers to the families of these marines killed yesterday

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Star-bright-angels/186559474766729

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 ONE IS VERY SERIOUS AND SOMBER

BLine

#IOTD #ImageOfTheDay #293 #DearBloggerFriend #MiniMentalHoliday #VisualMeditativeTherapy#AwesomeGraphic #ThoughtsAndPrayers #Victims #Families #Gunman #KillsFourMarines #MilitarySite #Chattanooga #Tennessee #StarBrightAngel #ForAmerica

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

BLine

We ALL are ONE!!

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Something to think about …. “Can anyone explain this one to me?”


RoofVersus

~~June 19, 2015~~

Dylann Roof, 21, has been identified as the suspect in the mass shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday, June 17. The FBI says Roof is from Lexington County, South Carolina.

The suspect reportedly told a survivor, “I have to do it. You’re raping our women and taking over the country. You have to go.”

The Charleston Police Department describes Roof as a white male with a slender build. Roof was captured Thursday morning, June 18, in Shelby, North Carolina.

Has confessed to carrying out the shooting massacre that left nine people dead at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/national/5-things-know-about-dylann-roof-charleston-church-/nmf8c/

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#SomethingToThinkAbout #ExplainThisOne #Unarmed #KilledByCops #WhiteGunman #TakenIntoCustody #WithoutIncident #DylannRoof #MassShooting #EmanuelAMEChurch #Charleston #SouthCarolina #RapingOurWomen #TakingOverTheCountry #EricGardner #MichaelBrown #EdzellFord #JohnCrawford

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

BLine

We ALL are ONE!! 

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“IOTD …. “Image of the day, #268: “Jesus Swept”!!


JesMarl

~~June 19, 2015~~ 

Charleston Church Shooting: White Gunman Kills 9 At Historic Black Church

A heartbroken nation’s tension turned to mourning Thursday (June 18) afternoon as news broke that the gunman in an attack on a Charleston, South Carolina, church had been arrested, and the identities of his nine victims were released.

A white man entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during a weekly Bible study meeting and opened fire around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Eight people were found shot to death at the scene, police said. Two others were transported to a hospital, where one later died.

Six women and three men were killed. The church’s pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, was among those who died. The other victims are Tywanza Sanders, Cynthia Hurd, Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Myra Thompson, Ethel Lance, Rev. Daniel Simmons, Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor and Susie Jackson.

“The only reason someone could walk into a church and shoot people praying is out of hate,” said Charleston Mayor Joe Riley at a news conference. “It is the most dastardly act that one could possibly imagine.”

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/17/charleston-shooting-churc_n_7608738.html

~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~

https://www.facebook.com/marlette.cartoons?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!”’

BLine

#IOTD #ImageofTheDay #268 #DearBloggerFriend #MiniMentalHoliday #VisualMeditativeTherapy #SadnessCartoon #AndyMarlette #RightOnPoint #JesusWept #CharlestonChurchShooting #WhiteGunman #KillsNine #HistoricBlackChurch #HeartbrokenHation #HateCrime #SenClementaPinckney #Tywanza Sanders #CynthiaHurd #RevSharondaColemanSingleton #MyraThompson #EthelLance #RevDanielSimmons #RevDePayneMiddletonDoctor #SusieJackson #WhiteSupremacist #Charleston #SouthCarolina # CharlestonMayor #JoeRiley #EmanuelAfricanMethodistEpiscopalChurch

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

BLine

We ALL are ONE!! 

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Tables are turned …. “You become the hunted”!!


Rescue

~~May 3, 2015~~ 

International Animal Rescue Foundation World Action South Africa

The Tables are Turned – You Become the Hunted

Elephant numbers have dropped by 62% over the last decade, with “some” populations likely pushed into extinction by the end of the next decade – Central African population possibly the first.

An estimated 100 African elephants are killed each day by poachers seeking ivory, meat and body parts, leaving only 400,000 (census counted known) and some 800,00 non-counted – remaining.

An insatiable lust for ivory products in the Asian market makes the illegal ivory trade extremely profitable, and has led to the of tens of thousands of African elephants. Between 2010 and 2014, the price of ivory in China has tripled, driving illicit poaching through the roof. If the elephants are to survive, the demand for ivory must be drastically reduced.

As of 2011, the world is losing more elephants than the population can reproduce, threatening the future of African elephants across the continent. Bull elephants with big tusks are the main targets and their numbers have been diminished to less than half of the females.

Female African elephants have tusks and are also killed, which has a terrible effect on the stability of elephant societies, leaving an increasing number of orphaned baby elephants.

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

https://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Animal-Rescue-Foundation-World-Action-South-Africa/199685603444685

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~~GALLERY~~

Graphics courtesy of The Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation

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

ThisisBonaFide.com

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There’s a wonderful video showing the “tables turned” but doesn’t seem to be on YouTube yet. I will continue to look for it and post it when possible.

You can look for in on this Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Animal-Rescue-Foundation-World-Action-South-Africa/199685603444685?pnref=story

HortyRex©

BLine

#TablesAreTurned  #YouBecomeTheHunted #InternationalAnimalRescueFoundationWorldActionSouthAfrica #TheWildHeartWildlifeFoundation #PushedExtinction #NextDecade  #CentralAfrica #InsatiableLust #IvoryProducts #AsianMarket #IllegalIvoryrade #ExtremelyProfitable #NowItsFair #MusicLegend #BillyJoel #WildlifeConservationSociety #SteveHarper #ThisisBonaFideCom #RickyGervais

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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~~96 Elephants~~

Take A Stand PSA featuring Billy Joel

Wildlife Conservation Society

~~Published on Apr 16, 2015~~

http://96elephants.org

Africa’s elephants have just gotten a powerful new supporter – music legend, Billy Joel. Joel’s voice is heard in a series of new ads supporting the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) 96 Elephants campaign – so named for the number of elephants slaughtered each day by poachers.

With the backdrop of computer-animated elephants coming to life from shards of ivory, Joel’s voiceover warns: “We can’t turn back time, but we can reverse this trend. Don’t be the generation that allowed elephants to go extinct.”

The “Take a Stand for Elephants,” campaign was conceived and developed for 96 Elephants by pro bono partner, Steve Harper, founder of ThisisBonaFide.com

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IOTD …. “Image of the Day”, #229: “We ALL are ONE”!!


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~~May 1, 2015~~ 

Baltimore uprising not all about race

Since the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., eight months ago and subsequent riots, the discussion has been all about race, and rightly so.

Ferguson is two-thirds black, but the power structure — from city manager to judge to prosecuting attorney and clerks — was white. Just four of its 54 police officers were black. The Justice Department found overwhelming evidence of bigotry in policing.

But Baltimore, where riots erupted this week after the death of another young black man in police custody, doesn’t fit that cookie cutter. Its mayor is a black woman, as was her predecessor, and several black police commissioners have run the department, where half the officers are African American.

Yet Baltimore is the latest city to erupt in race-linked violence.

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

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/04/29/baltimore-freddie-gray-race-police-shooting-editorials-debates/26609493/

BlackBor

In these moments of tension, unrest, destruction, division, uncertainty …. two people, of different skin color come together, holding hands.

Joining forces to declare: we all are one.

HortyRex©

BlackBor

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!”’

BlackBor

#IOTD #ImageofTheDay #229 #DearBloggerFriend #MiniMentalHoliday #VisualMeditativeTherapy #AwesomePhotography #KillingUnarmedBlackTeenager #Ferguson #BaltimoreUprising #Tension #Unrest #Destruction #Division #Uncertainty #DifferentSkinColor #UnitedFront #BlackRiots #BlackLivesMatter #AfricanAmerican

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

BlackBor

We ALL are ONE!!

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