IOTD …. Image of the day, #399 …. “Pocoyó …. found his Christmas Spirit”!!


PocoXmas

~~December 3, 2015~~ 

FEELING THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

Pocoyo (Pocoyó in Spanish) is a Spanish pre-school animated television series created by Guillermo García Carsí, Luis Gallego and David Cantolla, and is a co-production between Spanish producer Zinkia Entertainment, Cosgrove-Hall Films and Granada International.

Two series have been produced, each consisting of 52 seven-minute episodes. English actor and comedian Stephen Fry narrates the English-language version and José María del Río narrates the Castilian Spanish version of the first two seasons, while Stephen Hughes narrates the third season, called Let’s Go Pocoyo.

Set in a 3D space, with a plain white background and usually no backdrops, it is about Pocoyo, a 4-year-old boy, interacting with his friends Pato (a duck), Elly (an elephant) and Loula (a dog).

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocoyo

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~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

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

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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 #399 #DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Serious #Silly #JustBeautiful #MiniMentalVacay##AwesomeIllustration #PocoyóAndFriends #ChristmasSpirit #Pocoyó #SpanishPreSchool #AnimatedTelevisionSeries #GuillermoGarcíaCarsí #LuisGallego #DavidCantolla #SpanishProducer #ZinkiaEntertainment #CosgroveHallFilms #GranadaInternational

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Thoughts for today, #288 .… “We Come in MANY Colors”!!


Boricua

~~November 17, 2015~~ 

PUERTO RICANS 

“Our skins are different.

We have many colors.

We are all Puerto Rican (Borinqueños).

(translated)

HortyRex©

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Puerto Ricans (Spanish: Puertorriqueños; Taíno: boricua) are the inhabitants or citizens of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a multi-ethnic nation, home to people of different ethnic and national backgrounds. As a result, some Puerto Ricans do not treat their nationality as an ethnicity but as a citizenship with various ethnicities and national origins comprising the “Puerto Rican people“.

Despite its multi-ethnic composition, the culture held in common by most Puerto Ricans is referred to as mainstream Puerto Rican culture, a Western culture largely derived from the traditions of Western European migrants, beginning with the early Spanish settlers, along with other Europeans arriving later such as the Corsicans, Irish, Germans and French, along with a strong West African culture which has been influential.

Puerto Ricans commonly refer to themselves as boricuas. “The majority of Puerto Ricans regard themselves as being of mixed Spanish-European descent. Recent DNA sample studies have concluded that the three largest components of the Puerto Rican genetic profile are in fact indigenous Taíno, European, and African”.

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Ricans

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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To start the day …. “A Very Special Evening …. Meeting Nelson A. Denis”!!


Nelson

~~October 24, 2015~~ 

“WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS”

Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico

Orlando Campus
Address: 550 N Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825

Friday Oct. 23, 2015 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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“There will be war to the death against all Puerto Ricans.”

–Puerto Rico Chief of Police, E. Francis Riggs-

When it won the Spanish-American War in 1898, the U.S. acquired Puerto Rico as a new “possession.” The American who led the invasion, Gen. Nelson A. Miles, promised “liberty” to Puerto Ricans. He also promised “prosperity” and “the advantages and blessings of enlightened civilization.”

This never occurred.

Puerto Rico was stripped of her land and natural resources by U.S. banking syndicates. By 1934, the theft was so extreme that Puerto Ricans organized an island-wide agricultural strike. In response to this strike the Yale-educated Chief of Police, whose father owned the Riggs National Bank, promised that “there will be war to the death against all Puerto Ricans.”

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

http://waragainstallpuertoricans.com/

~~ANOTHER SOURCE~~ 

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

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…. a dream come true!

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico.

I lived all my childhood, teenage and early adult years in the Island.

It wasn’t until 1999 that I moved to the United States.

I went to a Catholic private school for all of my schooling. Needless to say, I grew up totally Americanized.

We learned about the history of the Island but nothing like I learned when I first read this book.

It took me 60 years to become fully aware of what has been done to Puerto Rico by “the master”.

Puerto Rico has never been independent .. only for a few days after freeing itself from the claws of the Spanish empire.

After the Spanish-American War, Puerto Rico, along with several other nations under Spanish rule, became bounties of war and were handed over to the United States.

But I digress ….

I read the “War” book in total disbelief ….

How could the “greatest country in the world” do these things to another country under their “protection”?

I completed my reading withing three days.

I couldn’t fathom that these things occurred in my country. I was born in 1950 … the year that the “revolution” was squashed by the might of the super-power and the corruption of the local government.

Last night, I had the opportunity to meet the author and thank him personally for taking the band off my eyes and for educating me about the true story of Puerto Rico, my country.

The battled raged back in the 50’s and it’s still raging to this day.

HortyRex©

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FROM THE BOOK’S JACKET

In 1950, after over 50 years of military and colonial rule, the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico staged an unsuccessful armed insurrection against the United States. Violence swept through the Island: assassins were sent to kill President Truman, gunfights roared in eight towns, police stations and post offices were burnt down. In order to suppress this uprising, the US Army deployed thousands of troops and bombarded two towns, marking the first time in history that the US government bombed its own citizens.

Nelson A. Denis tells this powerful story through the eyes of the controversial life of Don Pedro Albizu Campos, the president of the Nationalist Party.

… and the rest is history!! 

PAC

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

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Personal Photos

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~~GALLERY~~

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~~La Borinqueña~~

Himno de Puerto Rico

~Published on Mar 30, 2012~

Esta versión de La Borinqueña fue interpretada por Ednita Nazario, Ruth Fernández
y Cesar Hernández en un especial de Navidad del Banco Popular de Puerto Rico.

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~Himno Verdadero de Puerto Rico~

~Uploaded on Apr 15, 2008~

Himno revolucionario de Puerto Rico

This video was complied to honor the death of another great Puerto Rican Hero .. Filiberto Ojeda. The lyrics are those written to express the feelings behind the colonization of Puerto Rico at the hands of “the master”.

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Something to think about …. “#AbolishColumbusDay …. gaining momentum”!!


Steam

~~October 13, 2015~~ 

COLUMBUS DAY NO MORE …. INDIGENOUS PEOPLE DAY

They sure didn’t teach this when I was in school!

HortyRex©

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Columbus initiated the trans-Atlantic slave trade, in early February 1494, first sending several dozen enslaved Taínos to Spain. Columbus described those he enslaved as “well made and of very good intelligence,” and recommended to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella that taxing slave shipments could help pay for supplies needed in the Indies.

A year later, Columbus intensified his efforts to enslave Indigenous people in the Caribbean. He ordered 1,600 Taínos rounded up — people whom Columbus had earlier described as “so full of love and without greed“— and had 550 of the “best males and females,” according to one witness, Michele de Cuneo, chained and sent as slaves to Spain. “Of the rest who were left,” de Cuneo writes, “the announcement went around that whoever wanted them could take as many as he pleased; and this was done.”

Taíno slavery in Spain turned out to be unprofitable, but Columbus later wrote, “Let us in the name of the Holy Trinity go on sending all the slaves that can be sold.”

From the very beginning, Columbus was not on a mission of discovery but of conquest and exploitation — he called his expedition la empresa, the enterprise. When slavery did not pay off, Columbus turned to a tribute system, forcing every Taíno, 14 or older, to fill a hawk’s bell with gold every three months. If successful, they were safe for another three months. If not, Columbus ordered that Taínos be “punished,” by having their hands chopped off, or they were chased down by attack dogs. As the Spanish priest Bartolomé de las Casas wrote, this tribute system was “impossible and intolerable.”

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-bigelow/time-to-abolish-columbus-_b_8245158.html

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/thinkprogress

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To start the day …. “Tripped Syrian Boy is Joyful … Thanks, Petra”!!


Ron1

~~September 22, 2015~~ 

Cristiano Ronaldo meets Syrian boy tripped up by Hungarian camerawoman

The resilience of kids is a fact well know.

In the time frame of a couple of weeks, Zaid has gone from a scared, confused child, running away from his war torn country.

Matters made worse by running from the authorities and having that heartless, bigoted woman trip his dad and falling.

I think that his young mind has been able to put this away as a nightmare and now he’s experiencing only good things.

I wish this family the best.

I also wish the same to the many other refugees who are on the run.

HortyRex©

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The dream of a seven-year-old Syrian boy, who along with his father was tripped up by a Hungarian camerawoman while being pursued by police, has come true. He met his football idol Ronaldo.

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Football legend Cristiano Ronaldo decided to make it up for Zaid Mohsen and his father Osama Abdul who were unlucky enough to meet a Hungarian camerawoman who “panicked” and tripped up the two while they fled the police from a refugee camp earlier this month.

Ronaldo invited the boy, his father and his older brother Mohammad, 18, to a Real Madrid game against Granada this weekend. The little one was even given the honor to walk the football pitch next to the famous football player as his personal mascot.

At some point the boy apparently felt so excited that he even tried to perform Ronaldo’s well-known celebration move, almost managing it.

“Little Zaid got to know his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom he was photographed on the pitch,” says a statement on Real Madrid official website accompanied with a photo of the family proudly standing along with Ronaldo and other members of the team.

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“The father of the Syrian family, who was tripped by a Hungarian journalist, and his sons met (coach) Rafael Benítez, the technical staff and the squad minutes before the final training session ahead of the game against Granada.”

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

http://www.rt.com/news/316027-ronaldo-syria-footbal-spain/

~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

Google Images

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, (born 5 February 1985), known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal. By the age of 22, Ronaldo had received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. The following year, in 2008, he won his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. He followed this up by winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2013 and 2014. In January 2014, Ronaldo scored his 400th senior career goal for club and country aged 28.

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cristiano_Ronaldo

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~Cristiano Ronaldo Meets Tripped Syrian Refugee Boy~

~Published on Sep 21, 2015~

Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid welcomed the Syrian refugee who made headlines after being tripped by a camerawoman in Hungary onto the soccer field.

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~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/at-the-end-of-the-day-petra-laszlo-caught-tripping-refugees-running-from-police/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/at-the-end-of-the-day-tripped-refugees-welcomed-in-spain/

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IOTD …. “Image of the Day”, #244 …. “Pocoyó and friends”!!


PocoToys

~~May 14, 2014~~ 

¿Tienes algún #juguete favorito? ¿cuál es?

Do you have any favorite #toy? Which one is it?

~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

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

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Pocoyo (Pocoyó in Spanish) is a Spanish pre-school animated television series created by Guillermo García Carsí, Luis Gallego and David Cantolla, and is a co-production between Spanish producer Zinkia Entertainment, Cosgrove-Hall Films and Granada International.

Two series have been produced, each consisting of 52 seven-minute episodes. English actor and comedian Stephen Fry narrates the English-language version and José María del Río narrates the Castilian Spanish version of the first two seasons, while Stephen Hughes narrates the third season, called Let’s Go Pocoyo.

Set in a 3D space, with a plain white background and usually no backdrops, it is about Pocoyo, a 4-year-old boy, interacting with his friends Pato (a duck), Elly (an elephant) and Loula (a dog). Viewers are encouraged to recognise situations that Pocoyo is in, and things that are going on with or around him. The narrator usually speaks explicitly to the viewers and to the characters as well. Each character has its own distinctive dance and also a specific sound (usually from a musical instrument), and most episodes end with the characters dancing. Many episodes also involve parties.

“As it appears in … full read”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocoyo

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I totally understand that this is a pre-school series and directed to toddlers. It’s way beyond my age bracket.

Remember, age is just a number.

Yet, I find myself fascinated by the artwork that has gone into making these characters come to life.

I think they are awesome. The story lines are also cute. The friendships between the characters are educational and sweet.

I hope you enjoy this graphic and the concept behind it.

HortyRex©

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!”’

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#IOTD #ImageofTheDay #244 #DearBloggerFriend #MiniMentalHoliday #VisualMeditativeTherapy #AwesomeIllustration #PocoyóAndFriends #BestDay #Pocoyó #MainCharacter #Pato #YellowDuck #Elly  #PinkElephant #Loula #SleepyBird #FavoriteToy #SpanishPreSchool #AnimatedTelevisionSeries #GuillermoGarcíaCarsí #LuisGallego #DavidCantolla #SpanishProducer #ZinkiaEntertainment #CosgroveHallFilms #GranadaInternational

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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IOTD …. “Image of the Day”, #242…. “War Against All Puerto Ricans!!


War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

~~May 12, 2015~~ 

I have posted a few articles about Puerto Rico, my country, recently. After doing so, this book came to my attention and I read it in two days. I am currently re-reading it again.

The events richly detailed, extremely well documented and researched took place before and around the year that I was born.

I’m getting an education about my country now as an older adult.

My eyes are opening to information that I wasn’t aware of.

This is serious, historical facts.

Every Puerto Rican should be aware of them and should take the time to read this book. I’m not blatantly marketing for it. It’s beyond that.

It’s the history of my country …. in the hands of two empires: Spain and the United States.

HortyRex©

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“There will be war to the death against all Puerto Ricans.”

Puerto Rico Chief of Police, E. Francis Riggs

When it won the Spanish-American War in 1898, the U.S. acquired Puerto Rico as a new “possession.” The American who led the invasion, Gen. Nelson A. Miles, promised “liberty” to Puerto Ricans. He also promised “prosperity” and “the advantages and blessings of enlightened civilization.”

This never occurred. Puerto Rico was stripped of her land and natural resources by U.S. banking syndicates. By 1934, the theft was so extreme that Puerto Ricans organized an island-wide agricultural strike.

In response to this strike the Yale-educated Chief of Police, whose father owned the Riggs National Bank, promised that “there will be war to the death against all Puerto Ricans.”

This web site documents some of that war.

~~SOURCE~~

http://waragainstallpuertoricans.com/

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!”’

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#IOTD #ImageofTheDay #242 #DearBloggerFriend #MiniMentalHoliday #VisualMeditativeTherapy #WarAgainstAllPuertoRicans #Book #HistoricalFacts #NelsonADenis #WellResearched #TotallyDocumented #SpanishAmericanWar #PuertoRicoChiefPolice #EFrancisRiggs #GenNelsonAMiles #Prosperity #AdvantagesBlessings  #EnlightenedCivilization #NeverHappened #WebSite #AmericasColony #Exploited #Spain #UnitedStates #Deception #Thievery #Murder #Oppression #Death #Torture

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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