NAPCAN …. Children see, children do!!


~~November 29, 2014~~ 

Children See, Children Do

This Video Will Make You Rethink How You Act Around Others

With the way most of us live our lives these days — giving zero f*cks — we often forget that there are young ones around watching.

I’m not saying that everyone should be a perfect role model in life, but if you’re responsible for a child, then you should act like an adult and strive to set a good example.

While our kids will likely end up just like us, there’s no reason you should be smoking, drinking or fighting in front of them.

This quick, 60 second PSA makes all of us think about our immoral behavior and puts into perspective what we’re really doing. Turn down for what? Turn down for the children.

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http://elitedaily.com/news/world/children-see-children-video-will-make-rethink-act-around-others/

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Children see. Children Do.

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NAPCAN’s latest campaign for a Child Friendly Australia

NAPCAN, Australia’s National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, launched a thought-provoking television/cinema campaign this year with “Children See, Children Do”. The 90 second spot features children following adults, mimicking their habits. At first the pattern appears to be innocuous, talking on a mobile phone while walking through a city square, making a call on a public telephone, waiting behind the yellow line in a railway station. The behavior becomes more insidious with a girl copying a woman’s smoking habits on an escalator. A boy follows as a grown man carelessly knocks a struggling mother’s bag off her shoulder. We see examples of litter, drunken behaviour, road rage, racism and cruelty to animals. A woman yells at her baby, accompanied by her older daughter. A man is joined by his son as he verbally and physically abuses his wife.

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http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/2006/napcan-children-see-children-do/

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SMART Ride 2014 …. Faces of the Riders!!


~~November 19, 2014~~ 

The Miracle of Love Team

SOUTHERN MOST AIDS/HIV RIDE 2014

The ride was completed in two days. It was another success for the fundraiser. Awareness was again attained. Many riders participated. Here’s an included video of the “faces of the riders“. 

It’s not only the riders themselves. This event includes helpers, cooks, vendors, massage therapists, water “people”, organizers and many behind the scenes. 

Here we honor all. 

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History of The SMART Ride

Like many things that change us and the world in some way, it starts with a dream, a vision, and an idea. The SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride) is no different. It was born out of a dream to make a real and significant difference in the lives of those infected, affected and at risk for HIV/AIDS.

In 2002, the idea was a welcome change to this kind of fundraising, but met much skepticism about the reality of meeting these goals of 100%. The ride became a reality one year later in November of 2003 with less than 100 riders and about 100 crew, miraculously we raised $169,000 and returned it all to AIDS Service Organizations.

A decade later over $5.3 Million has been distributed throughout Florida making SMART Ride the 2nd largest AIDS bicycle ride in the country and the only one of it’s size to give back 100%.

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~They are involved because~

Some are Positive
Some have lost someone to HIV/AIDS
Some know someone living with HIV/AIDS
Everybody believes it is the right thing to do

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~~The Faces of SMART Ride 2014 photos by BJ Spice~~

~~Published on Nov 18, 2014~~

The SMART Ride 2014, a fundraising bike ride from Miami to Key West to raise funds for those infected/affected by HIV in the South Florida area.

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~~RELATED~~

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/11/16/the-smart-ride-2014-miami-to-key-west-mission-accomplished/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/the-smart-ride-miami-to-key-west-this-weekend/

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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The “SMART Ride” …. Miami to Key West this weekend!!


~~November 13, 2014~~ 

History of The SMART Ride

Like many things that change us and the world in some way, it starts with a dream, a vision, and an idea. The SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride) is no different. It was born out of a dream to make a real and significant difference in the lives of those infected, affected and at risk for HIV/AIDS.

In 2002, the idea was a welcome change to this kind of fundraising, but met much skepticism about the reality of meeting these goals of 100%. The ride became a reality one year later in November of 2003 with less than 100 riders and about 100 crew, miraculously we raised $169,000 and returned it all to AIDS Service Organizations.

A decade later over $5.3 Million has been distributed throughout Florida making SMART Ride the 2nd largest AIDS bicycle ride in the country and the only one of it’s size to give back 100%.

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Our participants come from across the State of Florida from as far south as Key West, as far North as Jacksonville, from Tampa to Palm Beach. Nationally from as far as Hawaii to as close as our neighboring state of Georgia, not to mention Internationally. We attract between 400-500 participants with each event, but we touch thousands more on the road as we travel between cities and towns, and with each donation that is made. Last year, close to 10,000 people donated to our efforts – that’s quite an impact!

Riders and crew range in age from 18 to 73.

~They are involved because~

Some are Positive
Some have lost someone to HIV/AIDS
Some know someone living with HIV/AIDS
Everybody believes it is the right thing to do

~~SOURCE~~

https://www.thesmartride.org/

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~OUR LOCAL TEAM~~

The “Miracle of Loveteam, leaves this morning for Miami. We have trained hard, and many months for this day. We will be on the road tomorrow morning, by 6:30 AM and ride 104 miles, to Duck Key. Saturday, we ride 64 miles to Key West. Thank you, to my friends and family, for your prayers, love, and donations.

My friends are there now!! 

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What makes SMART Ride unique?

The ride is fully supported and designed to allow riders of all degrees of experience to participate. This is a ride not a race. Each participant pays an $95 registration fee and riders commit to raise a minimum of $1,250 in donations. Although that amount to fund raise may seem daunting, we are continually amazed by what we see participants accomplish. The average rider raises over $2,020.

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My friends Jean Walburn, Maria Tilita Daugherty and Jenniffer Lugo

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The Miracle of Love SMART Ride riders and crew just pulled out for Miami! Best of luck, may the wind be at your back .. .and know I am with you all in spirit. Your dedication, hard work, training, fundraising, and time culminate in one of the most exciting experiences! Thank you for all you’ve done and will do this weekend!

~Rose~

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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~~Smart Ride Promo~~

Cycling Miami to Key West Florida

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Google Doodle … “The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 25 years ago”!!


~November 9, 2014~~ 

Google celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a video doodle

The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer) was a barrier that existed between 1961 and 1989 inclusively, constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off (by land) West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin until it was opened in 1989.

The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, which circumscribed a wide area (later known as the “death strip”) that contained anti-vehicle trenches, “fakir beds” and other defenses.

The Eastern Bloc claimed that the wall was erected to protect its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the “will of the people” in building a socialist state in East Germany. In practice, the Wall served to prevent the massive emigration and defection that marked East Germany and the communist Eastern Bloc during the post-World War II period.

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

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Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Google has posted a video doodle on its homepage which shows that the graffitied chunk of concrete, once a literal division, has been transformed into a symbol of unity, a reminder to passersby of the triumph of the collective human spirit.

The doodle features the people of West Berlin greeting their eastern counterparts on the night of November 9, 1989 and the pieces of the fallen Wall put up in different parts of the world including London, Soeul, Cape Town, Madrid, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Mountain View, Kiev, Sofia, Washington DC, and Berlin.

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Explaining how the doodle was created, Ryan Germick & Liat Ben-Rafael from the Google Doodle team, in a blog post, says, “Determined to share this experience on the doodle and others like it around the world, we enlisted several folks and are grateful for their help. Our friends at veed.me arranged 17 international film crews to gather footage. The German Federal Archives (Bundesarchiv) provided powerful archival photographs by Klaus Lehnartz and Heiko Specht to set context for the video. Googlers from around the world translated more than 50 international versions. Morgan Stiff edited it all together”.

The night the Berlin Wall fell was a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism and the start of the country’s emergence as the major power at the heart of Europe.

A 15-kilometer (nine-mile) chain of lighted balloons along the former border will be released into the air early Sunday evening – around the time on November 9, 1989 when a garbled announcement by a senior communist official set off the chain of events that brought down the Cold War’s most potent symbol.

“As it appears in …  and full read”

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/google-celebrates-the-25th-anniversary-of-the-fall-of-the-berlin-wall-with-a-video-doodle/511612-2.html

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~~Fall of the Berlin Wall Google Doodle~~

~~Published on Nov 8, 2014~~

The Berlin Wall was a barrier that existed between 1961 and 1990, constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off (by land) West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin until it was opened in 1989.

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One Human Family …. Food for All!!


~~October 6, 2014~~ 

Caritas – ending poverty, promoting justice and restoring dignity

Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 165 Roman Catholic relief, development and social service organizations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Collectively and individually their mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organization was established by Lorenz Worthmann 9 November 1897 in Germany. Other national Caritas organizations were soon formed in Switzerland (1901) and the United States (Catholic Charities, 1910).

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~~History~~

In July 1924, during the Eucharistic World Congress in Amsterdam, 60 delegates from 22 countries formed a conference, with headquarters at Caritas Switzerland in Lucerne. In 1928, the conference became known as Caritas Catholica. The delegates met every two years until the outbreak of the Second World War when all activities came to a standstill.

Work resumed in 1947, with the approval of the Secretariat of State, and two conferences convened in Lucerne to help coordinate efforts and collaboration. Caritas was given a further endorsement when the Secretariat of State entrusted it with the official representation of all welfare organisations at the international level, especially at the United Nations.

The President of Caritas Internationalis is Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga and the Secretary General is Michel Roy.

“As it appears in …. and for full read”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caritas_(charity)

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~~One Human Family, Food for All~~

~~Published on Sep 1, 2014~~

Based on an ancient story about hunger and sharing, this animated video is part of Caritas’ “One Human Family, Food for All” campaign. The “allegory of the long spoons” teaches us that when we struggle to feed only ourselves, everyone goes hungry. But when we focus on our neighbor’s hunger, we discover there are ways to feed everyone.

Around the world, Caritas helps people so that they can feed their families. Learn more about our anti-hunger work at facebook.com/CaritasFoodforAll.

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~~SPANISH VERSION~~

Basado en una antigua historia sobre el hambre y el compartir, el vídeo animado forma parte de la campaña de Caritas “Una familia humana, Alimentos para Todos”. La “alegoría de las cucharas largas” nos enseña que cuando se lucha para alimentar sólo a nosotros mismos, todo el mundo pasa hambre. Pero cuando nos centramos en el hambre de nuestro vecino, descubrimos que hay maneras de alimentar a todo el mundo.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

To start the day …. Throwback to “We Are the World”!!


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~~August 28, 2014~~

Why are there so many differences between human beings? There are characteristics that define us in different groups, I accept that but deep down, we are the same. 

We are conceived the same way, we come into this way the same way. Anatomically speaking, we are the same. The biological processes that keep our metabolism going and the cellular functions going are the same. Our DNA is the same. 

It’s only outside, physical attributes that make us different.

“We may have different religions, different languages, different color skin, but we all belong to one human race.”

Photo credit: Anonymous Awakening

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Why can’t we all realize this and accept that we are the same and that we are ONE?

What touches one, touches all.

We ALL bleed RED!! 

The Potential is there, so is the Spirit. All that is needed is the Spark.

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

We Are the World” is a song and charity single originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album We Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of the fewer than 30 all-time singles to have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide.

Following Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” project in the UK, an idea for the creation of an American benefit single for African famine relief came from activist Harry Belafonte, who, along with fundraiser Ken Kragen, was instrumental in bringing the vision to reality. Several musicians were contacted by the pair, before Jackson and Richie were assigned the task of writing the song. The duo completed the writing of “We Are the World” seven weeks after the release of “Do They Know Its Christmas“, and one night before the song’s first recording session, on January 21, 1985. (The last recording session for the song was held on January 28, 1985). The historic event brought together some of the most famous artists in the music industry at the time.

The song was released on March 7, 1985, as the only single from the album. A worldwide commercial success, it topped music charts throughout the world and became the fastest-selling American pop single in history. The first ever single to be certified multi-platinum, “We Are the World” received a Quadruple Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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~~U.S.A. For Africa~~

~We Are The World~

(1985 Official Video)

~~Published on Nov 14, 2012~~

We Are the World” and raised over $63 million for humanitarian aid in Africa and the US.
Following the devastation caused by the magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, a remake of the song by another all-star cast of singers was recorded on February 1, 2010. Entitled “We Are the World 25 for Haiti“, it was released as a single on February 12, 2010, and proceeds from the record aided survivors in the impoverished country.

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Thank you for stopping by!! 

Extremely Matted Homeless Dog Found in Trash ….


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~~August 14, 2014~~ 

I had seen this a while ago but wasn’t able to place it. It came across my Facebook timeline and I would like to share it with you.

The resiliency of some animals never cease to amaze me.

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~A Passer-by Thought This Was A Pile Of Trash~

A Shocking Transformation

Did you know that homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5 to 1?

It’s not surprising to see an unwanted animal roaming the streets in even the smallest of towns. This is a heartbreaking reality we live with, but sometimes people find a way to help those dogs and cats in need. A group in Canada, the Quebec Society for the Protection of Animals, found the dog you see below on the streets.

He was so dirty and his fur was so matted, he could barely be recognized as an animal (let alone a dog).

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He had so much matted, dirty fur that he appeared much larger than he actually was.

More than 50% of his size here was due to the fur.

So, his rescuers rushed to shave off the nasty hair.

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And they revealed a loving, wonderful boy underneath.

He was a little frightened by the buzzer.

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And all of the primping might have been new for him.

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But the process was worth it.

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~~SOURCES~~

http://www.viralnova.com/shocking-dog-transformation/

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Afterwards, he was a completely different animal.

Thankful to be indoors, clean and loved.

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~~Extremely Matted Homeless Dog Found in Trash~~

~His Transformation is Shocking~

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~Published on Mar 12, 2014~

This poor dog was homeless and starving when the Quebec Society for the Protection of Animals took him in and gave him the attention he deserved. The transformation was nothing less than shocking.
If you find a homeless animal, please contact your local SPCA to make sure they are taken care of.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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