IOTD …. Image of the day, #647 …. “Republic of Namibia …. a country in southern Africa …. “!!


Namibia

~~April 10, 2017~~ 

NAMIBIA

~Where the Desert Meets the Sea~

Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east.

~Wikipedia~

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Happy Three Kings Day …. Feliz Día de Reyes …. “Tradition …. “!!


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~~January 6, 2017~~ 

WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE

The Three Kings (Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar) represented Europe, Arabia and Africa respectively.

They came from afar, searching for Baby Jesus and brought them presents: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

These valuable items were standard gifts to honor a king or deity in the ancient world: gold as a precious metal, frankincense as perfume or incense, and myrrh as anointing oil.

~~SOURCE~~ 

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/

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~~We Three Kings Of Orient Are~~

Christmas Carols

~~Published on Dec 10, 2015~~

Geethanjali Kids – Rhymes and Stories
Enjoy We Three Kings of Orient Are – Traditional Christmas Song with Lyrics for Kids by Geethanjali Videos.

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~~We Three Kings~~

(Piano/Cello)

~~Published on Dec 13, 2012~~

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Story behind the song
There is so much mystery surrounding the story of the Three Kings. Who were they? Where did they come from? What relation did they have to each other? We only really know what (or Who) they were after.

Their only guides were ancient scripture and a bright star. They would not give up until they found the Savior of the world, no matter the cost.

Our arrangement of this traditional Christmas song “We Three Kings” is a tribute to them, their tenacity, and their Noble Purpose.

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IOTD …. Image of the Day …. Special Edition …. “The eve before the Epiphany …. “!!


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~~January 5, 2016~~ 

THE EVE BEFORE THE EPIPHANY

Tomorrow is my real Christmas celebration.

It’s Three Kings Day.

As a kid, I’d gather grass and collect it in a box.

I’d put that under my bed and when I woke up the next morning, my presents would be there.

The camels had eaten the grass and the Three Kings had left me my presents.

It’s something that we still celebrate with our grad-children.

Gathering grass today and waiting for tomorrow.

HortyRex©

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~Ten facts about the Feast of the Epiphany~

The three Kings (Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar) represented Europe, Arabia and Africa respectively.
Hundreds of years ago, roast lamb was traditionally served at Epiphany in honor of Christ and the three Kings’ visit.
Whoever finds the small statue of a baby Jesus hidden inside their slice of the Rosca de Reyes throws a party on Candlemas in February.
In some European countries, children leave their shoes out the night before to be filled with gifts, while others leave straw for the three Kings’ horses.
According to Greek Orthodox Church’s traditions, a priest will bless the waters by throwing a cross into it as worshipers try to retrieve it.
In Bulgaria too, Eastern Orthodox priests throw a cross in the sea and the men dive in – competing to get to it first.
In Venice a traditional regatta that started as a joke in the late 1970’s has been incorporated in the celebrations of Epiphany Day.
In Prague, there is a traditional Three Kings swim to commemorate Epiphany Day at the Vltava River.
In New York, El Museo del Barrio has celebrated and promoted the Three Kings’ Day tradition with an annual parade for more than three decades. Thousands take part in the procession featuring camels, colorful puppets and floats.
The day’s activities involve singing holiday carols called aguinaldos.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/18/what-is-the-epiphany-and-when-in-2017-is-it-here-are-10-facts-ab/

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Something to think about …. “Humans …. we are ALL one people …. one species …. “!!


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~~November 2, 2016~~ 

WE ARE ALL ONE PEOPLE 

“None of us lives in isolation. We’re in it together.

And some conflict along the way is inevitable.

But our highest priority, when all is said and done, has to be commitment to each other – sticking together.”

~Steve Goodier~

http://www.goodreads.com

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To start the day …. “Good Morning …. All You Need Is Love …. “!!


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~~September 4, 2016~~ 

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

All You Need Is Love” is a song by the Beatles that was released as a non-album single in July 1967. It was written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney.

~~Wikipedia~~

PARTIAL LYRICS 

There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It’s easy
Nothing you can make that can’t be made
No one you can save that can’t be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time
It’s easy

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need …

~~Wikipedia~~ 

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~All You Need is Love!~

156 countries sing together

~~Uploaded on Jan 1, 2010~~

I got tears in my eyes as I watched and listened and the message is so simple,

“All You Need Is Love.”

I love the Beatles and this song and I have to ask the question, when are we going to love our children and our neighbors more than, our wars, or things, our technology, our ideologies, religions, political ideas, material goods, profits and wealth! Stop the waste, the hate and the greed, LOVE!

It just takes one candle to cruse the darkness, be one of them.

Dano Pierce

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Beyond Cecil the Lion: “Trophy-Hunting Industry in Africa” …. !!


Kill

~~January 29, 2016~~ 

BEYOND CECIL THE LION

I was away from home when Cecil the Lion was killed.

I remember the news coming over my social media stream.

I remember the feelings I felt about this event.

There were many who considered that too much coverage and importance was given to the death of a lion.

I think that many wanted this to simply go away. There were the true believers in this injustice, there were the fanatics and there were the true souls who felt the pain of this loss.

I also became aware of the hunting trade, the trophy hunt, the business behind this industry and realized that it wasn’t going away any time soon.

Airlines place new rules about transporting animal trophies, protests were planned and conducted, death threats and violence were a fact.

Yet, still the facts of it all, to me, is that humans are decimating this planet.

I don’t see any major change in spite of organizations trying to conserve, preserve and care for these precious creatures. So many species are slowly but steadily disappearing.

I have shared several posts about this topic … yet I fail to see a change.

That makes me so sad.

HortyRex©

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Cecil was wounded with an arrow by Walter Palmer, an American recreational big-game hunter, was then tracked, and on 1 July 2015, allegedly killed with a rifle approximately 40 hours later.

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

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

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By AVIANNE TAN

Jul 31, 2015

The trophy hunting industry in Africa received new attention as Zimbabwe officials called for the extradition of the American dentist who recently admitted to killing Cecil the lion, sparking worldwide outrage.

Though there is intense interest in Cecil’s killing in particular, wildlife and conservation officials say hundreds of lions and other big-game animals – some of them endangered -are hunted, killed and brought back as trophies to the U.S. every year.

Trophy hunting expert Peter LaFontaine, who works as a campaigns officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), spoke to ABC News to explain the basics of trophy hunting and the ongoing controversies about the industry beyond the killing of Cecil the lion.

What is trophy hunting?

Trophy hunting is the legal practice of selectively hunting wild game animals, usually larger animals and usually to take back home taxidermied parts of the animal such as the head or carcass for display as a “trophy,” LaFontaine told ABC News. Poaching, on the other hand, is the illegal version of killing wild game.

“Trophy hunters usually bring back the skin, head, tusks or fur for display and to brag about to fellow hunting buddies,” LaFontaine said.

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Who goes trophy hunting?

“Trophy hunters are typically not going to be your average white-tailed deer hunter,” LaFontaine said. “Most of the folks who do this are men from a wealthier subset. These are people who, for vacation, go to an African country and pay up to tens of thousands of dollars for the opportunity to kill a lion, rhino or elephant that they can bring back home.”

~for more information~

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

http://abcnews.go.com/US/cecil-lion-trophy-hunting-industry-africa-explained/story?id=32785057

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The Truth About Cecil The Lion & Trophy Hunting~

~~Published on Aug 4, 2015~~

With the heartbreak, outrage and uproar about Cecil the lion, a few things need to be addressed …

When are we going to have the courage to ask ourselves why we don’t cry out for the billions of animals who are slaughtered every year? The 300 million animals that we kill every single day?

Erin Janus

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~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/blood-lions-premieres-wednesday-october-7th-on-msnbc-dont-miss-it/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/a-response-to-kendall-jones-the-truth-about-hunting/

https://greatcatsoftheworld.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/i-am-a-victim-of-the-canned-hunting-industry/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/what-is-canned-hunting-here-is-the-answer/

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. Images of the day, #338 …. “World Rhino Day … September 22″!!


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~~September 22, 2015~~ 

WORLD RHINO DAY

Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation 

World Rhino Day is on September 22 and celebrates all five species of rhino: Black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos.

World Rhino Day was first announced by WWF-South Africa in 2010. The following year, World Rhino Day grew into an international success, encompassing both African and Asian rhino species, thanks to the efforts of two determined women …

It all started with an email.

In mid-2011, Lisa Jane Campbell of Chishakwe Ranch in Zimbabwe was already planning ahead for World Rhino Day. She searched online for ideas and potential collaborators, and found Rhishja’s blog. Lisa Jane sent Rhishja an email, and the two found they shared a common goal of making World Rhino Day a day of celebration for all five species of rhino.

In the months that followed, they worked together to make World Rhino Day 2011 an international success, both online and offline.

World Rhino Day has since grown to become a global phenomenon, uniting NGOs, zoos, cause-related organizations, businesses, and concerned individuals from nearly every corner of the world!

FIVE RHINO SPECIES FOREVER!

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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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~World Rhino Day 2013~

~Published on Oct 8, 2013~

Compilation video of World Rhino Day 2013! From Australia to Zimbabwe, people celebrated the five rhino species on 22 September!

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