The Weasel and the Woodpecker … for real!!


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~~March 5, 2015~~ 

WEASEL FLYING ON WOODPECKER GOES VIRAL

Amateur Photographer Martin Le-May just captured one of the most amazing
photos ever caught on film. He and his wife were at Hornchurch Country Park
in the UK on March 2nd when a baby weasel decided to hitch a ride with a
woodpecker.

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A photo of a weasel riding on the back of a woodpecker is causing a flutter on social media, not just for the original photo, but for Photoshopped amendments.

The original image was snapped Monday by Martin Le-May during a walk with his wife through Hornchurch Country Park in London, England.

The image has sparked a surge of interest online, being retweeted thousands of times and a hashtag of #WeaselPecker created on Twitter.

A variety of spoof images have been posted

“As it appears in …. full read”

http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/weasel-on-woodpecker-breaks-internet/

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I found the article mentioned above this morning, after I saw the graphic shown above. The other amendments I’ve seen are pretty funny. However, this one is the winner (in my eyes).

In spite of the “satire” and humor intended with it, it seem right on point after the hoopla about Israel’s Prime Minister (BiBi) was “covertly” invited to address Congress after breaching all established protocol.

House Speaker John Boehner set up his most dramatic (stupid, to me) foreign policy confrontation with President Barack Obama to date, inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak about Iran before a joint session of Congress on Feb. 11.

Netanyahu is a fierce opponent of the emerging U.S. nuclear agreement with the Islamic republic and has served as Obama’s foil, of sorts, as the negotiations have progressed.

And his visit to Washington seems mostly for optics: When it comes to Iran, many Republicans and Democrats in the Capitol seem more closely aligned with Netanyahu than with Obama. The Israeli leader has addressed Congress twice.

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Status of marriage equality in the USA … as of early 2015!!


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~~February 11, 2015~~ 

Thirty seven states Have Legal Same-Sex Marriage

~26 by Court Decision~

Alabama (Feb. 9, 2015), Alaska (Oct. 17, 2014), Arizona (Oct. 17, 2014), California (June 28, 2013), Colorado (Oct. 7, 2014), Connecticut (Nov. 12, 2008), Florida (Jan. 6, 2015), Idaho (Oct. 13, 2014), Indiana (Oct. 6, 2014), Iowa (Apr. 24, 2009), Kansas (Nov. 12, 2014), Massachusetts (May 17, 2004), Montana (Nov. 19, 2014), Nevada (Oct. 9, 2014), New Jersey (Oct. 21, 2013), New Mexico (Dec. 19, 2013), North Carolina (Oct. 10, 2014), Oklahoma (Oct. 6, 2014), Oregon (May 19, 2014), Pennsylvania (May 20, 2014), South Carolina (Nov. 20, 2014), Utah (Oct. 6, 2014), Virginia (Oct. 6, 2014), West Virginia (Oct. 9, 2014), Wisconsin (Oct. 6, 2014), Wyoming (Oct. 21, 2014)

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~8 by State Legislature~

Delaware (July 1, 2013), Hawaii (Dec. 2, 2013), Illinois (June 1, 2014), Minnesota (Aug. 1, 2013), New Hampshire (Jan. 1, 2010), New York (July 24, 2011), Rhode Island (Aug. 1, 2013), Vermont (Sep. 1, 2009)

~3 by Popular Vote~

Maine (Dec. 29, 2012), Maryland (Jan. 1, 2013), Washington (Dec. 9, 2012)

Washington, DC legalized gay marriage on Mar. 3, 2010, the date marriage licenses became available to same-sex couples.

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Thirteen states Ban Same-Sex Marriage

~12 by Constitutional Amendment and State Law~

Arkansas (2004, 1997), Georgia (2004, 1996), Kentucky (2004, 1998), Louisiana (2004, 1999), Michigan (2004, 1996), Mississippi (2004, 1997), Missouri (2004, 1996), North Dakota (2004, 1997), Ohio (2004, 2004), South Dakota (2006, 1996), Tennessee (2006, 1996), Texas (2005, 1997)

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~1 by Constitutional Amendment only~

Nebraska (2000)

“As it appears in …. “

http://gaymarriage.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=004857

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Gotta love Bernie …. #20!!


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~~February 10, 2015~~ 

THE FIRST ON SHOWING SOME SPINE

Why on earth would anyone think it was a good idea to arrange for Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress without telling Obama or anyone in his administration about the invitation? Inviting a foreign leader to speak at the Capitol without even informing the president, let alone consulting him, is a bald-faced usurpation for which there is no recent precedent.

There’s an interesting debate underway about whose screw-up was more severe: Boehner’s or Netanyahu’s. To my mind, it’s a close call – on the one hand, the Speaker took deliberate steps to undermine American foreign policy at a delicate time, siding with a foreign government over his own president, while arguably taking steps to intervene in a foreign election.

On the other hand, the Prime Minister needlessly undermined his frayed relationship with the White House, risked damaging Israel’s standing in the U.S., and probably strengthened the diplomatic talks he hoped to ruin.

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Born in 1941 in Brooklyn, Bernie was the younger of two sons in a modest-income family. After graduation from the University of Chicago in 1964, he moved to Vermont. Early in his career, Sanders was director of the American People’s Historical Society. Elected Mayor of Burlington by 10 votes in 1981, he served four terms.

Before his 1990 election as Vermont’s at-large member in Congress, Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York.

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~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/netanyahu-boehner-deal-with-their-colossal-mistake-yep/

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THE GATHERING STORM ….. Air pollution in Asia!!


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~~January 29, 2015~~ 

Air pollution in Asia may be changing weather patterns in the United States

BY CLARA CHAISSON

Increasingly intense storms in the United States might have an unexpected origin: Asian air pollution. Researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have found that aerosols from across the Pacific strengthen extra-tropical cyclones — a type of storm system that drives much of our country’s weather.

Asia is home to the world’s 20 most polluted cities, but that dirty air doesn’t stay put, as the above animation of aerosol emissions shows. Water vapor in the atmosphere condenses around particles, and an influx of particulate matter — say, from a coal-fired power plant — can produce bigger, badder clouds. So far, the atmospheric scientists have only looked at how pollution from the continent affects North American weather, but they expect that the effects are global in scale. When countries around the world finalize carbon emissions commitments this year, let’s hope they remember we’re on different sides of the same planet.

“As it appears in …. “

http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/asia-pollution-us-weather?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=socialmedia

~~RELATED~~ 

http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/research/aerosol/modeling/nr1_movie/

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Statewide January 6 …. Hooray for Judge Hinkle!!


~~January 3, 2014~~ 

Orange County Tax Collector will issue licenses and ID’s to married same-sex couples

With a recent ruling by a federal Judge declaring the Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, County Clerk of Courts will begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples when the ban is lifted next week.

Newly married couples in Orange County will also be able to update their driver’s licenses and ID’s, after Tax Collector Scott Randolph announced this morning, his office will accept same sex marriage certificates from Florida and other states for couples with name changes.

“This was just another example of the many discriminatory policies same sex couples faced by the unconstitutional ban on same sex marriage in Florida,” said Randolph. “We will continue to review all aspects of our office to ensure that any and all inequities are wiped out — from driver licenses to auto title transfers and internal employee benefits.”

“As it appears in … full read”

http://orlando-politics.com/2015/01/02/orange-county-tax-collector-will-issue-licenses-and-ids-to-married-same-sex-couples/

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

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~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/breaking-news-marriage-equality-in-florida-update/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/12/23/marriage-equality-in-florida-update-3-dare-we-hope/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/marriage-equality-in-florida-update-2/

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To start the day …. “A day that will live in infamy”, part 2!!


~~December 10, 2014~~ 

Torture Report Details Long List Of America’s Brutal Crimes

“The CIA’s harsh interrogations of terrorist detainees during the Bush era didn’t work, were more brutal than previously revealed and delivered no “ticking time bomb” information that prevented an attack, according to an explosive Senate report released Tuesday.

To read a full post, written by an awesome blogger, who lives across the oceans and has an outsider’s view, click the following link

https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/united-states-senate-torture-report-review/

~~SOURCE~~

https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/

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My comments on the above post:

“Shameful, debased, inhumane …. and condoned by the past administration and refused to be pursued by the current one. A shame then …. a deep scar on the country. A country with no moral right AT ALL to judge, condemn, persecute any other country! The proverbial “pot calling the kettle black”. A shameful day …. another day to live in infamy! Another thing/issue not to be proud about at all!”

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My Facebook status post early this morning: 

I was raised to believe that the USA was the greatest country in the world. I lived with American influence throughout my life. It always was my goal to live in”the mainland”.
December is the month when “a day in infamy” is remembered. Another such day will be included as it’s been confirmed that the country’s “rulers” secretly approved and conducted the lowest of the low methods of torture (with the less prepared agents – if anyone can be prepared to torture another human being),
The “program” was approved during the Bush administration and will be kept “under the rug” during the Obama administration. A huge mark on this country, leaving a big scar. There is no moral stand to judge, condemn or persecute other so called “barbaric” countries – which decapitate, rape, plunder, steal, profit, oppress, – when the USA is no different. The proverbial “pot calling the kettle black”! Pun intended …. shame, shame. How low can anyone go? A day in infamy indeed!! Feeling more than disappointed and terribly disgusted ….. it’s been a while that I knew “that there was no Santa”.

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~~Torture Report Details Long List Of America’s Brutal Crimes~~

~~Published on Dec 9, 2014~~

The majority report issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee is a damning condemnation of the tactics — branded by critics as torture — the George W. Bush administration deployed in the fear-laden days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The techniques, according to the report, were “deeply flawed,” poorly managed and often resulted in “fabricated” information.

The long-delayed study, distilled from more than six million CIA documents, also says the agency consistently misled Congress and the Bush White House about the harsh methods it used and the results it obtained from interrogating al Qaeda suspects.”* The Young Turks Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

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Educational post …. Who are Puerto Ricans??

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Educational post .... What are Puerto Ricans??

A Puerto Rican (Spanish: puertorriqueño) (Taíno: boricua) is a person who was born in Puerto Rico.

People born and raised in other parts of the world, most notably in the continental United States, of Puerto Rican parents are also sometimes referred to as Puerto Ricans, even though they were not born in Puerto Rico themselves.

Since 2007, the government of Puerto Rico has been granting Certificates of Puerto Rican citizenship to any person born on the island as well as to those born outside of the island that have at least one parent who was born on the island.

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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”.

The population of Puerto Ricans and descendants is estimated to be between 8 to 10 million worldwide, with most living within the islands of Puerto Rico and in the United States. Within the United States, Puerto Ricans are present in all states of the Union, and the states with the largest populations of Puerto Ricans relative to the national population of Puerto Ricans in the United States at large are the states of New York, Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, with large populations also in Massachusetts, Connecticut, California, Illinois, and Texas.

The original inhabitants of Puerto Rico are the Taíno, who called the island Borikén; however, as in other parts of the Americas, the native people soon diminished in number after the arrival of European settlers.

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The negative impact on the numbers of Amerindian people was almost entirely the result of Old World diseases that the Amerindians had no natural/bodily defenses against, including measles, chicken pox, mumps, influenza, and even the common cold.

In fact, it was estimated that the majority of all the Amerindian inhabitants of the New World perished due to contact and contamination with those Old World diseases, while those that survived were killed by warfare with each other and with Europeans.

Both run-away and freed African slaves (the Spanish, upon establishing a foothold, quickly began to import African slaves to work in expanding their colonies in the Caribbean) were in Puerto Rico. This interbreeding was far more common in Latin America because of those Spanish and Portuguese mercantile colonial policies exemplified by the oft-romanticized male conquistadors (e.g. Hernán Cortés).

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Aside from the presence of slaves, some indication for why the Amerindian population was so diluted was the tendency for conquistadors to bring with them scores of single men hoping to serve God, country, or their own interests. All of these factors would indeed prove detrimental for the Taínos in Puerto Rico and surrounding Caribbean islands.

“As it appears in … “

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

***So ….. as noted above and in the accompanying graphic,

I am a product of Taino, Spanish and African blood.***

BUT STILL ….. AN AMERICAN CITIZEN!!!!

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“As it appears in …. “

www.SoyPuertoRico.com

AND THIS IS THE ….. COQUI!!!

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