Thoughts for today, #292 .… “Somebody has to do something”!!


RachDT

~~November 23, 2015~~ 

AMONG THE MANY ASININE, INACCURATE STATEMENTS, PLAIN LIES

THIS IS JUST ONE AMONG THE MANY

Allegra Kirkland

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has been characteristically unapologeticabout his claim that “thousands and thousands” of New Jersey residents cheered as the World Trade Center fell on Sept. 11, 2001, even though contemporaneous news reports don’t support it.

And his insistence on that recollection, which has no basis in fact, shows just how expert he is at roping together conspiracy theories, urban legends, and rumors that lurk on the fringes of the Internet and bringing them into the mainstream.

Rumors of groups of people celebrating the attacks in “tailgate-style parties” popped up in national publications like The Washington Post and Associated Press, but were never confirmed as true. A highly publicized video of Muslims cheering and flashing victory signs on the day of the attack was shot in the Israeli-occupied West Bank of Palestine, not in the Garden State. A video of American Muslims celebrating the terrorist attack doesn’t appear to exist and none of the unconfirmed reports of such an incident comes anywhere near the scale that Trump describes.

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

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-911-muslim-cheering-debunked

BLine

I’ve been reading about these comments since this weekend. I just finished watching Rachel Maddow’s TV show for today, November 23. I would recommend that you look for the video on this particular topic.

I cannot believe that this is happening in this country. I cannot believe that no one is standing up to this man. There are those who cheer and egg him on. There are those who even believe him.

Again, I pity the USA.

HortyRex©

Trump’s outrageous claim that ‘thousands’ of New Jersey Muslims celebrated the 9/11 attacks

Glenn Kessler

“Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering.”

BLine

~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

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

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THE FACTS

This is a bit like writing about the hole in the doughnut — how can you write about nothing?

Trump says that he saw this with his own eyes on television and that it was well covered. But an extensive examination of news clips from that period turns up nothing. There were some reports of celebrations overseas, in Muslim countries, but nothing that we can find involving the Arab populations of New Jersey except for unconfirmed reports. This claim has never been authenticated.

As the Newark Star-Ledger put it in an article on Sept. 18, 2001, “rumors of rooftop celebrations of the attack by Muslims here proved unfounded.”

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/11/22/donald-trumps-outrageous-claim-that-thousands-of-new-jersey-muslims-celebrated-the-911-attacks/

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We ALL are ONE!!

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Something to think about …. “Innocence Lost …. Sad”!!


SKid

~~November 19, 2015~ 

WAR CHILD

Little girl, trying to sleep in your bed
don’t listen to the sound of the bombs nearby
just close your eyes and try not to cry
and let your brother sing you a lullaby.
And don’t listen to the noise of the guns
as the bullets flash by your door, don’t cry
just think of the peace found in sleep
while your brother sings you a lullaby.
Little girl, as you sleep in your bed
when you dream, try not to dream of the day
when soldiers came with their guns
and took your father away.
And when you wake up to a new day
looking for the sun, through the dust and smoke
try to find some hope in that terrible place
as you and your brother strive to cope.
Little girl, war is the world of grown ups
and there is nothing you can do
even if you tell them of your fear and sorrow
no one will listen to you.
But when the war is over and done
and you no longer hear an exploding shell
maybe your young life will be a better place
more like Heaven and less like Hell.

© TIM KITCHEN

http://allpoetry.com/

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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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!”’

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We ALL are ONE!!

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At the end of the day … “BeyondBlue: STOP. THINK. RESPECT.”!!


St1

~~April 2, 2015~~ 

STOP. THINK. RESPECT.

I found this video today as I was surfing the net, looking for interesting topics.

My world has been reeling for a while and it became worse when this stupidity about the  national outrage over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed by Gov. Mike Pence on Friday, March 27, 2015.

There has been huge backlash since the signing of this law.

It’s making me think … it’s discrimination at its best against the LGBTQ community.

However, let’s consider other minorities: African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic, Latinos, Jews, left handed people, brown eye people, Muslims …. the list is endless.

If this isn’t stopped …. you could be the next one. And it happens everywhere.

HortyRex ©

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“No one should be made to feel like crap, just for being who they are”

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Beyondblue’s national campaign highlighting the impact of racism on Indigenous Australians

Beyondblue recently released a new campaign named ‘Invisible Discriminator’. This campaign is aimed at drawing attention to subtle racism experienced by Indigenous Australians  and the ongoing negative effect racism can have on Indigenous mental health.

The television advertisement was released in response to national data and a BeyondBlue survey of 1000 Non-Indigenous Australians. The survey found that almost ten per cent of non-Indigenous respondents would not hire an Aboriginal jobseeker, based on their cultural identity. One in ten said they would avoid sitting next to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person on public transport, and one in three people said they believe Indigenous Australians are sometimes a “bit lazy.” Of the males surveyed, more than a quarter said it was hard to treat Indigenous Australians equally to everybody else. “We have launched this campaign to tell people that it doesn’t matter if it’s subtle or overt – racism is still racism and it ruins lives. Australian Bureau of Statistics data tells us that Indigenous Australians are twice as likely to die by suicide as non-Indigenous Australians, and are almost three times more likely to experience psychological distress. Racial discrimination contributes to these tragic statistics and it’s about time things changed,” Beyondblue chairman, the Hon. Jeff Kennett AC said.

The campaign is due to run for six weeks through television and digital media, through an advertisement highlighting subtle forms of racism that experienced by Indigenous Australians on a regular basis. Beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman said the Invisible Discriminator character in the campaign represents the voice inside the heads of some non-Indigenous Australians.

“You’re not staying there, right?”

“What do you think she’s up to?”

“Could you really rely on her?”

“Don’t make eye contact.”

“Come on. It’s only a joke.”

GreenB

~~GALLERY~~ 

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“Beyondblue recognises that much needs to be done to address depression, anxiety and related drug and alcohol problems in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Over time and across Australia, generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have experienced trauma, grief and loss. Psychological distress is high amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and this is exacerbated by ongoing social and health factors.” The key message of this campaign is that casual racism is just as hurtful as more obvious forms. The message ‘Stop. Think. Respect’ encourages Australians to think about their behavior in relation to Australia’s first peoples.

To see the advertisement and find out more visit:http://www.beyondblue.org.au/resources/for-me/stop-think-respect-home/the-invisible-discriminator

GreenB

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

http://www.woroni.com.au/features/no-one-should-be-made-to-feel-like-crap-just-for-being-who-they-are-beyondblues-national-campaign-highlighting-the-impact-of-racism-on-indigenous-australians/

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~’The Invisible Discriminator’ – Stop. Think. Respect.~

~Published on Jul 28, 2014~

Why should anyone be made to feel like crap, just for being who they are?

Subtle or ‘casual’ racism can be just as harmful as more overt forms. Stop. Think. Respect. encourages everyone in Australia to check their behaviour.

Share this video to help make a difference.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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“New Age of Slavery” …. Patrick Campbell Art!!


Slave

~~January 20, 2015~~ 

I’ve seen in graphic before but I didn’t know the meaning or the artist before. It’s amazing to me that this topic is still around. It never went away … it was lurking in the underworld with different manifestation. Now it’s out in the open again …. no hiding. This reality is shameful. 

BlackBor

The inspiring story behind the ‘New Age of Slavery’ painting capturing the movement

“My Country Tis of thee, Sweet land of … liberty
But we wish to inform you that, tomorrow … we will be killed with our families!”

“The New Age of Slavery”
we are the white stripes pure, ignorant; red stripes are the blood of slaves, soldiers and the killings of innocence. When we learn about the history of our country, hate envelopes hence the bleeding over.
are country our is far form perfect and its only going worse!

Thank You Internet world making my flag out there and known!

BlackBor

“New Age of Slavery”

This was a piece originally done because I was sick of the african American death that has been occurring to much with Travyon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and many more, due to .. .the goverment not caring!

As African Americans what is our life worth?
As a people we SHOULD NOT be afraid of our government.

Please share and spread!
This has to end!

BlackBor

~~OFFICIAL WEBSITE~~

http://www.patrickcampbellillustration.com/

https://www.facebook.com/PatrickCampbellArt

“As it appears in …. full read” 

http://thegrio.com/2014/12/06/new-age-of-slavery-painting-patrick-campbell/

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Like most Black people in the United States, Patrick was paying attention to the news and was seeing people who look like him being killed senselessly. Then in September, Eric Garner died after saying “I can’t breathe” 11 times as a cop choked him.

The searing anger that came with yet another Black life ending spurred him to create New Age of Slavery. “It seems that African-Americans have been targeted in our own state and in our own country. I cannot stress that enough. IT IS OUR OWN COUNTRY.”

So he took a 16×22 white canvas and he didn’t even do a rough sketch in his sketchbook like he typically does. He just started drawing on the canvas itself. He taped off the canvas to create the 13 stripes of the flag and he drew 50 perfect stars too. And then, he started drawing and painting hanging people in every other stripe and he stopped after he did because “what I drew hurt me.” He walked away from the piece for 3 days and when he came back he painted them red, and realized that the stars couldn’t be the old-fashioned ones.

Patrick created cracks through most of the stars, and he turned the others into silhouettes of men. That was what I noticed the 2nd time I took a look at the painting. I saw the men holding guns, and I saw the boys and men who were on their knees, begging not to be shot or with their backs turned. Every time I took a look at New Age of Slavery, I saw something new and it was a fresh gut punch. And the first time I noticed the baby in the 6th red stripe, my heart ached.

I got to hear about his whole process in creating this piece and he diverts from his usual technique of creating art that looks clean here. Because his furiousness would not let him make this clean. The hanging bodies drip into the white stripes, and that is part of what makes Patrick’s work so poignant. The flag’s white stripes can’t be so white because they’re soiled by the blood of black lives taken.

When Patrick finished this piece, he stepped back from it. “I stood back and said ‘What have I done?’ and I cried. I was blown away and was in awe. This is the a piece of mine that I will say is powerful and I rarely say that with any of my pieces. It made me cry.”

“As it appears in …. “

https://www.facebook.com/LABPROLIB

BlackBor

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

BlackBor

We ALL are ONE!! 

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Thoughts for today …. #77!!


~~December 13, 2014~~

THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

~PREAMBLE~

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.

“As it appears in …. full read”

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

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~~RELATED~~

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/human-rights-day-december-10-2013/

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!!

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Something to think about …. are we getting closer?


~~December 2, 2014~~ 

TAMIR RICE AND ANDY LOPEZ CRUZ

Anyone else tired of kids being killed by police? Don’t try to justify it, these are very well armed cops who should be trained to deescalate these types of situations. If you are defending a cop killing a 12 or 13 year old when there are other non lethal options, you need to ask yourself why.

Learn how cops gunned down this 12 year old within 2 seconds of being at the scene.  Video: http://bit.ly/1ym79Mo

13-year-old with replica assault rifle was shot 7 times in 10 seconds

Read more: http://goo.gl/RNE8Ae

~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~

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

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ANDY LOPEZ CRUZ

October 25, 2013

The shooting death of a 13-year-old California boy believed to be carrying an assault rifle unfolded in no more than 10 seconds, police said. Andy Lopez Cruz, who was later found to be carrying a plastic replica, was struck by seven bullets.

~READ MORE~

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/13-year-old-replica-assault-rifle-shot-7-times-10-seconds/#hWEi5KB7tBizTPpV.99

BlackBor

#SomethingToThinkAbout #TeenagersKilledByPolice #CloserToRevolution #DeescalateSituations #AndyLopezCruz #October2013 #AssaultRifle #PlasticReplica #BeyondFerguson #TamirRice #November2014 #BlackLivesMatter #HandsUp #DontShoot #NonLethalOptions

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BlackBor

We ALL are ONE!! 

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