One Year Ago Today …. “🇵🇷🌴 I posted This on Facebook …. After Hurricane María 🌴🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~October 22, 2019~~ 

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY 

~FACEBOOK MEMORIES~

🇵🇷💞🇵🇷 … ONE YEAR AGO TODAY … I POSTED THIS!! 🇵🇷💞🇵🇷

Hi! My name is Horty Rexach.

I am Puerto Rican and I grew up in an island (according to the president of the US Virgin Islands) in the middle of the ocean.

Surrounded by water. Big water.

A lot of water!

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Oh! … and we ARE American citizens, not by choice but rather by imposition.

We have been American citizens since 1917 because there was no other option.
My people have served in the might U.S. of A. military forces since 1917.

Yep, citizenship was imposed in the beginning of World War One. 

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We speak both English and Spanish.

The Puerto Rican people receive $22.5 million dollars in social help as well as subsidies from the American government.

However, we produce around $77 million dollars toward the economy of the mighty U.S. of A.

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Why do we have two last names?

No Puerto Rican woman loses her last name when she marries because we don’t want to forget our very own mothers.

We are an archipelago (because we are not only a small island – we have Culebra, Vieques, Isla de Mona and several others).

The geography of Puerto Rico consists of an archipelago located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands.

The main island of Puerto Rico is the smallest and most eastern of the Greater Antilles.

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Our small archipielago, surrounded by big water, provides more members to the military forces per capita than ANY other state of the Union!!

Our Island has produced astronauts, NASA engineers, scientists, a Judge in the US Supreme Court, a recipient of a Medal of Honor, 5 Miss Universe crowns, the Borinqueneers (65th Infantry Division – google this one), Oscar and Grammy recipients, athletes, actors of world fame and many more distinguished citizens who call our beautiful Island HOME.

We are a beautiful and interesting mix of Spanish (European), African and Taíno blood. This mix gives us an incredible drive to survive.

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Nothing Breaks our Boricua Spirit

NOTHING!!

We do not fit in any BOX. 

Biologist says Puerto Rican women possess the ideal genotype of the ‘Perfect‘ human via DNA ancestry.

It is a fact that this genetic composition represents the human race because of its wide heritage of races.
#PuertoRicoStrong … 🇵🇷 … ¡Weeepa!

I am Puerto Rican and I’m damn proud of it!!

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 #PuertoRico #HurricaneMaria #OneYearAgoToday #PostedOnFacebook #FacebookMemory #AfterHurricaneMaria #BoricuaSpirit #PuertoRican #NotPerfect #NearlyTheSameThing #MostRecentTattoo 

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Puerto Ricans Don’t Live in Another Country …. “🇵🇷 We Live in America and We Vote 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~October 20, 2018~~ 

WE LIVE IN AMERICA

~POST HURRICANE MARIA~

As of today, midterm elections in the USA are 17 days off.

Many Puerto Ricans moved to the mainland after Hurricane María devastated the island.

Guess what?

As American citizens, Puerto Ricans have the right to vote in elections in the mainland.

I’m sure many won’t forget about the weak response to the devastation.

I, for one, can’t get the image of Drumpf throwing paper towels to those gathered the see him, expecting … what?

I vote!

I will never forget, I will never forgive! 

HortyRex©

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Puerto Ricans don’t live in another country.

We live in America.

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Made in partnership with Voz Boricua.

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Barbra Streisand …. “🎼🎼 Directs Her First Music Video for ‘Don’t Lie to Me’ 🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~September 14, 2018~~ 

 “Don’t Lie to Me”

Barbra is Watching Drumpf

One of my of all time, favorite music icons is using her platform to express her feelings about the reality which the ‘squatter in the White House’ has with the truth and with facts.

One awesome voice speaking for many of us!! 

HortyRex©

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Barbra Streisand is always watching Drumpf 

When we spoke, she had just tweeted about him and read it aloud:

“All President Trump cares about is winning.

He said it during his campaign, and he says it now.

But what do we all lose as he wins?”

Streisand, no stranger to politics throughout her career, is releasing her first album of original songs since 2005, called Walls, on November 2.

Late last month, she released the album’s first single, “Don’t Lie to Me,” which is a direct address to the president. And on Tuesday, Streisand released the music video – the first she’s ever directed – complete with images of protests and even a sign somewhere in there that says “Stop Kavanaugh.”

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“I’m just so concerned with our country and the world,” she said. “When I say in the song ‘we all lose,’ do we lose our integrity as a nation? Do we lose our reputation in the world? One of the songs talks about a beacon of light, and ‘Lady Liberty’ talked about the danger in the sound of silence, when people don’t speak up, when people don’t vote. And now we have a leader who can’t be trusted. The way he pushed Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court to protect himself is unconscionable; we have a leader and now a Supreme Court justice who tells lies.”

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She added that it’s the young people of this country who are already living out the message of her new album and who have already set the example of what good activism looks like.

“As I say in the booklet of the new album, I’ve been especially moved by the young people in the United States who have found their voice and are demanding to be heard,” she said.

“They’re more interested in building bridges than walls; they are the very definition of hope.

They’re on my mind, and I dedicate this album to them.”

This article has been updated.

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

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/10/barbra-streisand-directs-music-video-dont-lie-to-me

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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~~Don’t Lie to Me~~

Barbra Streisand

Official Video

~~Published on Oct 9, 2018~~

Don’t Lie To Me” music video written and directed by Barbra Streisand from her new album WALLS, available everywhere by November 2.

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Carmen Yulín Cruz …. “🇵🇷 San Juan Mayor’s Reaction to Revised Death Toll after Hurricane María 🇵🇷 …. “!!

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~~August 31, 2018~~ 

REVISED DEATH TOLL IN PUERTO RICO

REMEMBER WHEN?

We ALL knew!

The official count is 16, then 64, then 4,645!

Now, after a study done by professionals, the official number is 2,975.

Who can anyone be sure?

Shame on Drumpf … it won’t matter because he doesn’t care!!
She’s the only person who has been vocal about the situation in Puerto Rico since Hurricanes Irma and María battered Puerto Rico!!

Let this recorded interview explain itself.

Plenty others have remained quiet.

For that, she has my utmost respect!

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San Juan mayor says the Drumpf administration killed thousands through neglect during Hurricane María

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The Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, said Wednesday, August 29, that bureaucracy and inefficiency across local and federal government entities are to blame for the deaths of nearly 3,000 on the island in the wake of Hurricane María, which came to light as part of a newly released study commissioned by the Puerto Rican government.
In particular, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz blamed Drumpf, federal officials and Puerto Rican officials for not providing more assistance in what the Puerto Rican government now acknowledges was a storm deadlier than Hurricane Katrina.

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“You know, everybody is responsible because there were people in power that had the opportunity to request more aid, to request more aid when it was reasonable, to request more aid when it was needed, to tell the truth and they didn’t,”

Yulín Cruz told CNN “New Day” host Alisyn Camerota.

“It’s 2,975 people and they’re still calling it an estimate – 2,975 people that will never see the light of day and many of them died because of what was done by the administration and that was silently approved by most of the political class in Puerto Rico.”

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

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/29/politics/san-juan-mayor-carmen-yulin-cruz-death-toll-cnntv/index.html

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Shame on Drumpf

He went to Puerto Rico and threw paper towels at them.

Thousands of people died and he congratulated himself.

Shame on Drumpf

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~~San Juan Mayor: People died from Neglect~~

~~Published on Aug 29, 2018~~

In an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz blames the Trump administration’s neglect when asked who is responsible for the close to 3,000 death toll from Hurricane María reported.

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 #PuertoRico #PostHurricaneMaria #DeathToll #IncreaseOfficially #MayNeverKnow #CarmenYulinCruz #SanJuanMayor #ReactionRevisedDeathToll #AfterHurricaneMaria #PuertoRicanGovernment #Federal Officials #PuertoRicanOfficials #ShameOnTrump #CNN #AlisynCamerota

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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QUESTIONABLE OFFICIAL NUMBER STANDS AT 2,975

THE NUMBER WAS ONCE TOUTED TO BE 4,645

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WHEN WILL WE KNOW?

MAYBE NEVER

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America’s Got Talent 2018 …. “💕🎼 We Three Band: Audition and Judges Cut 🎼💕 …. “!!


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~~August 1, 2018~~ 

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT 2018

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THE POWER OF MUSIC

Season 2018 of  America’s Got Talent has begun

I finally am caught up with the recorded episodes.

Music is powerful. It heals, it inspires, it speaks.

In season 13, NBC’s America’s Got Talent follows Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and host Tyra Banks in their talent search, showcasing unique performers from across the country.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

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We Three will be hitting the stage again in the third round of judge cuts on ‘AGT.’ This sibling band stole our hearts when they first performed.

Here’s what you need to know about them!

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The judge cuts continue on America’s Got Talent season 13

1. Mel B and Tyra Banks cried during We Three’s first audition. The siblings – Josh, Bethany, and Manny – performed their original song “Heaven’s Not Too Far Away.” The song was written in the perspective of their mother, who passed away from cancer two years ago. The performance moved Mel B to tears because she also lost her father to cancer.

2. Their mother tragically died from cancer, and they honor her through music. Josh, Bethany, and Manny’s mom was diagnosed with cancer in Sept. 2015 and died four months later, according to KGW8. Writing “Heaven’s Not Too Far Away” was therapeutic for the siblings.

“I think it was so impactful because it was like we got to have another conversation with her.

Every time we listen to it, we get to have another conversation with her,” Manny told the outlet.

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3. We Three has released a number of songs already. On the band’s official website, We Three has a number of songs available for fans to listen to, including “Lifeline” and a 4-song EP.

4. They want to “spread light and love” with their music. Fame has nothing to do with why these siblings want to make music. “It’s our way to connect with people, spread light and love and spread the vision of hope for a better tomorrow,” they told Portland Notes. 

“We hope to encourage and support people right where they’re at in their lives through our music.”

5. All three band members know how to play instruments and sing. They all took private lessons on the piano and later explored other instruments, they also revealed to Portland Notes. Josh plays piano and drums, while Bethany plays bass. Manny plays the guitar. “We learned to sing and play simultaneously,” they told the outlet.

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We Three: 5 Things To Know About The Amazing Sibling Band Competing On ‘AGT’

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~~Heaven’s Not Too Far Away~~

We Three: Family Band Performs Song Tribute For Mother With Cancer

~~Published on May 29, 2018~~

The brother sister singing trio from Oregon perform their moving original song, “Heaven’s Not Too Far Away.”

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We Three: Sibling Band Perform Touching Original Called “Lifeline

~~Published on Jul 31, 2018~~

We Three came back with their original song, “Lifeline.”

They deliver an emotional performance about not giving up and finding the power in vulnerability.

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We Three Music Twitter Feed

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#AmericasGotTalent #ATG #Season13 #Judges #MelB #HeidiKlum #SimonCowell #HowieMandel #TyraBanks #NBCTelevision #NBC #Talent #RealityShow #WeThree #SiblingBand #TributeToMother #Audition #HeavensNotTooFarAway #JudgesCut #Lifeline #BrotherSisterSingingTrio #Oregon #OriginalSongs #Josh #Bethany #Manny

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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‘This Is America’ …. “🎼🎼 Childish Gambino …. Did you Catch all the Themes? 🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~May 9, 2018~~ 

THIS IS AMERICA VIDEO … IN A NUTSHELL

Did you catch all the themes in Childish Gambino’s “This is America”?

Quite a strong message.

The title is right on target:

This IS America!

Be forewarned.

Some content may be offensive to some who may shy away from the sad reality.

I had to look up the lyrics to get the full meaning.

HortyRex©

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How Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Indicts and Challenges Its Audience
The controversial new music video by Donald Glover and Hiro Murai has amassed millions of YouTube views while exposing viewers to the horrors of the black experience in America.

~IRA MADISON III~

Have you ever been grateful for something that you find aesthetically revolting?

The caustically violent “This Is America,” Donald Glover’s latest single and video under his musical moniker Childish Gambino, is exactly that.

The song, which blends jazz, hip-hop, and South African melodies to deliver a scheming-up mantra of “get your money, black man,” takes on an entirely different tone when paired with its Hiro Murai-directed music video that depicts Glover maniacally dancing while simultaneously murdering black people in pastoral tableaus.

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

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-childish-gambinos-this-is-america-indicts-and-challenges-its-audience?source=facebook&via=mobile

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Informative video but there were some other things I picked up/read about:

1. His pants are supposed to be similar to the basics of confederate army uniforms
2. SZA (the women at the end) is representing lady liberty passively watching this all going on, which is ironic since she’s the symbol of freedom.
3. The horse followed by the police car is a biblical reference “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.” – Revelation 6:8 “
4. The cars shown in the video are all 80s-90s make. They’re not like the typical rap cars you see in videos.
5. Kids on their cellphones represent how passive we are when things happen in front of us. There has been many occasions when something fatal could have been stopped, but people were too busy recording it on their phones.
Anyways! That’s a few takeaways I’ve had.

Good art always provokes thought and conversation.

I love how this video has done that.

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#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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Super Bowl LII National Anthem Performance 🇺🇸 …. P!nk …. There was a Time when I got Chills 🇺🇸 …. “!!


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~~February 5, 2018~~ 

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I read somewhere that P!nk watched Whitney Houston’s performance of the national anthem.

It was a famous rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV in 1991.

Since then P!nk wanted to sing then anthem at the super bowl.

… and that she did!

There was a time when listening to this anthem gave me chills.

Not anymore.

The reason I post this today is because P!nk sang at the superbowl and killed it.

Enjoy!

HortyRex©

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P!nk took the grand stage at Super Bowl LII to sing the national anthem just before kickoff where she paid homage to her “idol,” Whitney Houston.

This Super Bowl holds a special significance to the Grammy-winning artist as she is a diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan, having spent the lead-up to the game posting snaps of her children and family rooting for the team.

~SOURCE~

http://www.foxnews.com

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Pink Nails the National Anthem Before Super Bowl LII, Despite the Flu

Despite a well-publicized battle with the flu in the days before Super Bowl LII, Philadelphia-area native Pink positively nailed the National Anthem.

Clad in a satiny white outfit and with bright blonde hair, the three-time Grammy winner was true to her badass image, removing a throat lozenge just before she began singing (and setting off a torrest of Internet memes in the process).

She played loose with the song’s timing, occasionally hitting a note just inside the tempo set by the accompanying orchestra, but hit every note with ease, at times breaking up a note or toying with the phrasing, possibly in an effort to sidestep the challenges of singing with the flu, but her voice was strong and on-point and she had little trouble holding notes.

~SOURCE~

http://variety.com

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

Google Images

DISCLAIMER

I do not own these images.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

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#SuperBowlLII #NationalAnthem #Performance #Pink #ThereWasATime #GotChills #Challenges #Singing #TheFlu #StrongVoice #HoldingNotes

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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~~Super Bowl LII National Anthem Performance~~

~~Published on Feb 4, 2018~~

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