IOTD …. Image of the day, #398 …. “Strong Image …. can you see?”!!


Life

~~November 30, 2015~~ 

THE LIFE ONE HAS

“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.”

Margaret Mitchell

“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”

Charles Dickens

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Facebook Timeline 

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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 #398 #DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Serious #Silly #JustBeautiful #MiniMentalVacay#YourLife #HateIt #OthersDreamAboutIt #Quotes #MargaretMitchell #CharlesDickens#LifeOneHas #BeGrateful #ItCouldBeWorse #Hands #Hunger #HelpingHands

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Something to think about …. “Murders with guns …. need I say more”!!


GunCountries

~~August 13, 2015~~ 

AN UNWANTED HONOR … BUT THE REALITY

The US has far more gun-related killings than any other developed country

Why are there so many shootings?

One piece of this puzzle is the national rate of firearm-related murders, which is noted above. The United States has by far the highest per capita rate of all developed countries. According to data compiled by the United Nations, the United States has four times as many gun-related homicides per capita as do Turkey and Switzerland, which are tied for third. The US gun murder rate is about 20 times the average for all other countries on this chart.

That means that Americans are 20 times as likely to be killed by a gun than is someone from another developed country.

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/12/14/chart-the-u-s-has-far-more-gun-related-killings-than-any-other-developed-country

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https://www.facebook.com/StopTheTeaParty?pnref=story

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#SomethingToThinkAbout #MurdersWithGuns #NeedISayMore #SadReality #ByCountry #AdjustedForPopulation #PissNRA #UnwantedHonor #SadReality #HighestPerCapitaRate #Japan #GrearBritian #Switzerland #Canada #Israel #Germany #Australia #ManyCountries

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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

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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!”’

THIS ONE IS VERY SERIOUS AND SOMBER

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

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!!

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Something to think about …. “Every Day Gun Violence”!!


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~~June 23, 2015~~ 

THINK ABOUT THIS

One FAILED shoe bomber, and we all have to take off our shoes at the airport.

88 deaths a day from firearms and America doesn’t bat an eyelash.

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

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#SomethingToThinkAbout #NumberOfAmericans #Die #EveryDay #GunViolence #StopTheTeaParty #Statistics #StopTheWorld #FailedShoeBomber #AirportSecurity #Firearms #NoConcern #StopTheViolence

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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To start the day …. “Unforgotten” Exhibit … in Chicago!!


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~~June 19, 2015~~ 

SEEMS FITTING TO START THE DAY TODAY

Unforgotten” Exhibit Brings Faceless Victims of Chicago Gun Violence to Life

The traveling art exhibit was commissioned by the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.

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Blair Holt, a 16-year-old honor student, was killed by a teenage gunman in 2007 when Holt was riding to his grandparents’ store after school.

Now in 2015, a life-like sculpture of Holt — without a face — stands in a plaza at the corner of Huron and Rush Streets as a reminder of the toll gun violence has taken on the Chicago area.

The sculpture is part of a public art exhibit called “Unforgotten” headed by the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. Holt is one of eight victims of gun violence memorialized in the exhibit.

Among the others represented are 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, an honor student killed while sitting in a park after school days after attending President Obama’s second inauguration; 19-year-old Ryanne Mace, who was killed by a suicidal gunman in a classroom at Northern Illinois University; and 18-year-old Terrell Bosley, who was killed in a church parking lot before the start of choir practice.

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Sculptures of Jitka Vesell, Hadiya Pendleton and Blair Holt stand in the plaza at the intersection Rush and Huron Streets as part of the public art exhibit “Unforgotten.”

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The sculptures, which are made out of plaster and wire mesh, are dressed in the victims’ real clothes, and the dimensions of the sculptures mirror their actual height and weight.

From behind, it appears they are real people. A view from the front, however, shows a faceless person with a hood partially concealing the empty space where his or her face would be.

The purpose of the art exhibit is to raise awareness of gun violence in Chicago as well as throughout the state of Illinois. The sculptures currently reside in the plaza at Huron and Rush, but they will travel across the state in the coming weeks.

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

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Unforgotten-Exhibit-Memorializes-Faceless-Victims-of-Gun-Violence-299697891.html#ixzz3dW2vPYQR

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~~Unforgotten~~

ILLINOIS COUNCIL AGAINST HANDGUN VIOLENCE

~~Published on Apr 23, 2015~~

ILLINOIS COUNCIL AGAINST HANDGUN VIOLENCE 

Unforgotten is a traveling exhibit that features arresting memorial statues that represent actual victims of gun violence. Working with victim families, we created lifelike statues of the victims in their actual clothing.

Shocking? Yes.

But each statue is an emotional and powerful reminder of the senseless loss of life due to gun violence. This documentary video shares the personal stories behind the victims and the emotional reactions of those who experienced this first exhibit.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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To start the day …. “Slap her: Children’s Reaction”!!


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~~June 9, 2015~~ 

“Slap Her”: Children’s Reactions

A media group in Italy recruited a few young boys for a video project, but the real purpose of the video was not explained to them beforehand.

Watch as they take direction up to a point. When the director asks them to slap a girl, all bets are off.

The result is a thought-provoking PSA about domestic violence.

GOOD TIME TO START

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~~GALLERY~~

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Domestic violence (also domestic abuse, spousal abuse, intimate partner violence, battering or family violence) is a pattern of behavior which involves violence or other abuse by one person in a domestic context against another, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Intimate partner violence is violence by a spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner.

Domestic violence can take place in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. Domestic violence can take a number of forms including physical, emotional, verbal, economic and sexual abuse, which can range from subtle, coercive forms to marital rape and to violent physical abuse that results in disfigurement or death.

Domestic violence often occurs because the abuser believes that abuse is justified and acceptable, and may produce inter-generational cycles of abuse that condone violence. Victims of domestic violence may be trapped in domestic violent situations through isolation, power and control, insufficient financial resources, fear, shame or to protect children. As a result of abuse, victims may experience physical disabilities, chronic health problems, mental illness, limited finances, and poor ability to create healthy relationships. Victims may experience post-traumatic stress disorder.

Children who live in a household with violence show dysregulated aggression from an early age that may later contribute to continuing the legacy of abuse when they reach adulthood.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_violence

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~“Slap her”: children’s reactions~

~Published on Jan 4, 2015~
What happens when you put a boy in front of a girl and ask him to slap her? Here is how children react to the subject of violence against women.

IN THE KIDS’ WORLD WOMEN DON’T GET HIT

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Start calling the Moms …. All you need is “Tough” Love!!


RiotMom

~~April 29, 2015~~ 

I know that I am being facetious with the header … more than “tough love” is needed to remedy this situation in Baltimore.

However, the participation of minors in these riots can only be controlled by parents who are present in their children’s lives.

In my book, this is an example of good parenting.

HortyRex©

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Baltimore mom praised for smacking rioting son

Speaking out for the first time since she went viral for slapping her son for participating in the Baltimore riots, Toya Graham told CBS News she wanted to prevent her son from becoming another Freddie Gray.

“He gave me eye contact.

And at that point, you know, not even thinking about cameras or anything like that,” the Baltimore mom said in the CBS interview.

“That’s my only son, and at the end of the day I don’t want him to be a Freddie Gray.”

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Hailed by many as “Mom of the Year,” Graham was praised for her actions by Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts.

“I wish I had more parents who took charge of their kids tonight,” Batts told reporters last night. “Take control of your kids.”

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~ORIGINAL~

Angry mother beats son for participating in Baltimore riots

~Published on Apr 27, 2015~

This mother didn’t take kindly to her son participating in the Baltimore protests and riots that happened in response to the death of Freddie Gray.

The angry Baltimore mom recognized her masked son throwing rocks at police on television. That didn’t sit well with her. The video shows the mother repeatedly striking her boy, chasing him as he tries to walk away.

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~~Baltimore mom who smacked son during riots~~

“I don’t want him to be a Freddie Gray”

~~Published on Apr 28, 2015~~

Baltimore Mom Who Smacks Son During Riots Interview: ‘I Don’t Want Him to be a Freddie Gray’.

The Baltimore mother caught on video repeatedly smacking her son after catching him throwing things at police during rioting in Baltimore told CBS News that she was only concerned about protecting him.

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Protests in Baltimore After Funeral Held For Baltimore Man Who Died While In Police Custody

We ALL are ONE!! 

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