BREAKING: Global Anti-Poaching Act … The Cecil Act”!!


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~~November 3, 2015~~ 

THE CECIL ACT PASSES

BREAKING

The US House of Representatives just voted to pass H.R.2494,

the Global Anti-‪#‎Poaching‬ Act.

Special thanks to House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce and Ranking Member Eliot Engel for introducing the Act and championing it through to a vote. Building off the momentum from the Enough Project‘s event on the Hill last week, October 2015, this act is a crucial step in the effort to break the links between wildlife trafficking networks and mass atrocities.

This is an incredible victory, and one YOU made happen!

This is truly Justice For Cecil The Lion!

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/Justice-For-Cecil-The-Lion-1663391827225804/?fref=photo

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Bill Description
Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the Committee’s Ranking member, introduced H.R. 2494, the Global Anti-Poaching Act. This legislation will help the United States and partner countries counter terrorist organizations, rebel groups, and international criminal syndicates that are profiting from international wildlife trafficking.

Background
The Global Anti-Poaching Act will help the worldwide fight against illicit poaching by aiding governments fighting wildlife trafficking. Illegal trafficking in ivory and rhino horn is directly responsible for shocking declines in elephant and rhino populations in recent years, and this bill is a crucial step toward reducing the threat to these animals on the ground.

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

http://www.bornfreeusa.org/legislation.php?p=4898&more=1

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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#Breaking #GlobalAntiPoachingAct #TheCecilAct #USHouseOfRepresentatives #JustVoted #HR2494 #HouseForeignAffairsCommittee #ChairmanEdRoyce #RankingMember #EliotEngel #Enough Project #CounterTerroristOrganizations #RebelGroups #InternationalCriminalSyndicates #Profiting #InternationalWildlifeTrafficking #Victory #IllegalTrafficking #Ivory #RhinoHorn #AgainstAnimalCruelty #SpeakUp

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day …. Not ready to make nice!!


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~~July 24, 2014~~

If songs and lyrics are important to you as a tool to deliver a message, maybe this one could be used for difficult moments in our lives.

This song marked a significant moment in the history of this band as well as the national events at the time. The explanation is below.

This song can be imported from that time. It can be used as an anthem to apply in any moment in one’s life, causing hardship, when there’s a turning point due to an action caused by another.

A major setback, a deed gone wrong, leading to emotional anguish, loss of security and maybe income. All lead to anger and the eventual healing process.

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“I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and
I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should … “

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Not Ready to Make Nice” is a song co-written and performed by American country music band Dixie Chicks. It was released in June 2006 as the first single from the band’s seventh studio album, Taking the Long Way. It remains the Chicks’s biggest hit in the US to date. The song was written by Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire, Emily Robison and Dan Wilson.

On February 11, 2007, it won three Grammy Awards in the categories of Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

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In 2009, Rolling Stone named “Not Ready to Make Nice” the 77th best song of the decade.

~~Background~~

Controversy erupted over the Dixie Chicks in 2003 following a critical comment vocalist Natalie Maines made of the American President George W. Bush while performing in a concert in London, United Kingdom. In relation to the forthcoming invasion of Iraq, Maines said, “…we don’t want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.”

Taking the Long Way was the first studio album released by the Dixie Chicks after that. The controversy, and the band’s reaction to it, is the major theme of some of the songs in the album, including “Not Ready to Make Nice“.

The song, which was written by all three band members (Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire) along with Dan Wilson, is a statement of how they feel over the controversy, the banning of their songs from country music radio stations, and freedom of speech.

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~~SOURCE~~ 

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

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~~Not Ready To Make Nice~~

~Dixie Chicks~

~~Uploaded on Jul 7, 2009~~

2006 American Music Awards - Arrivals

“Not Ready To Make Nice”

Forgive, sounds good
Forget, I’m not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But I’m still waiting

I’m through with doubt
There’s nothing left for me to figure out
I’ve paid a price
And I’ll keep paying

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and
I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

I know you said
Can’t you just get over it
It turned my whole world around
And I kind of like it

I made my bed and I sleep like a baby
With no regrets and I don’t mind sayin’
It’s a sad sad story when a mother will teach her
Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger
And how in the world can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they’d write me a letter
Sayin’ that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and
I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and
I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

What it is you think I should

Forgive, sounds good
Forget, I’m not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But I’m still waiting

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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“National Pollinators Week” …. June 2014!!


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~~June 19, 2014~~

WHAT IS POLLINATION?

Pollination results when the pollen from the male part of the flower (stamen) is moved to the female part of the same or another flower (stigma) and fertilizes it, resulting in the production of fruits and seeds.  Some flowers rely on the wind to move pollen, while other rely on animals to move pollen.

Animals visit flowers in search of food and sometimes even mates, shelter and nest-building materials. Some animals, such as many bees, intentionally collect pollen, while others, such as many butterflies and birds, move pollen incidentally because the pollen sticks on their body while they are collecting nectar from the flowers. All of these animals are considered pollinators.

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Background of Pollinator Week

Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by the Pollinator Partnership.

Seven years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations.  Pollinator Week has now grown to be an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. The growing concern for pollinators is a sign of progress, but it is vital that we continue to maximize our collective effort.  The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture signs the proclamation every year.

The Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 16-22, 2014 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Interior.

Pollinating animals, including bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and others, are vital to our delicate ecosystem, supporting terrestrial wildlife, providing healthy watershed, and more. Therefore, Pollinator Week is a week to get the importance of pollinators’ message out to as many people as possible. It’s not too early to start thinking about an event at your school, garden, church, store, etc.

Pollinators positively effect all our lives! Let’s SAVE them and CELEBRATE them! 

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~~Pollinator Week 2014 Mobilizes America for Pollinators~~

The Pollinator Partnership (P2) announced today that its signature initiative, Pollinator Week, has reached significant new milestones in 2014.  Established in 2007, Pollinator Week has grown exponentially in scope each year with this year June 16-22 being designated by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and 44 governors as a week to celebrate and protect the nation’s pollinating animals (a complete list of State proclamations and events is available athttp://pollinator.org/npw_events.htm).

Pollinators, like bees, butterflies, birds and other animals, bring us one in every three bites of food, protect our environment.

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Joining and supporting this effort are some of the largest businesses and most powerful voices in the country.  

This year has marked a strong surge in interest in the health of America’s pollinators including First Lady Michelle Obama’s first-ever White House pollinator garden. Pollinator Week marks a new dawn of wise land management across the country and new initiatives launched during Pollinator Week 2014 will multiply the efforts to support pollinators. The following items are just a start:

The Highways BEE Act has been introduced in the Congress by the joint leadership of Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) and Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), co-chairs of the Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus (CP2C). Over 200 national, regional, and local organizations and 2,000 American scientists and individuals from all walks of life across the nation have already signed a petition in support.

This pollinator action-opportunity continues for all interested organizations, businesses and individuals at http://www.pollinator.org/BEEAct.htm.

Pollinator Week showcases the brand new pollinator poster of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC), Native Orchids Need Their Pollinators.  This 2014 poster marks the debuts of pollinator artist Emily Underwood, a scientific illustrator living and working in central California.  The poster is available at www.pollinator.org where a new web feature illuminates the intricate interactions between wild orchids and their pollinators, including video footage of orchid pollination.

To kick off Pollinator Week, the Pollinator Partnership teamed with Walgreens, Burt’s Bees, and the Evanston Ecology Center to plant a pollinator garden with volunteers from local schools and gardening groups.  The garden, located at the Evanston, Illinois Ecology Center, will be a learning resource for people and a much-needed habitat for local and migratory pollinating species.  The nearly quarter acre site will be completed with a second planting later in the summer.  The garden has been built with funding from the sales of Burt’s Bees lip balm purchased at the new LEED-certified Walgreens in Evanston which opened in the fall of 2013. For information contact Mark@pollinator.org.

Efforts during Pollinator Week, and indeed year-round, are working to reverse and prevent pollinator declines caused by loss of habitat, disease, pesticides, parasites and other interconnected assaults on pollinator populations. Laurie Davies Adams, Executive Director of P2 said, “It’s appropriate to see the highest levels of government as well as the grassroots individuals and communities taking action for pollinators.  We applaud everyone participating in Pollinator Week 2014.  It’s a great starting point for actions, large and small, that support the future of our pollinators, our food supply, and our environment.”

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~~SOURCES~~

http://pollinator.org/pollinator_week_2014.htm

http://pollinator.org/media.htm

http://www.fws.gov/pollinators/

http://thegreendivas.com/2014/06/16/celebrate-pollinator-week-2014/

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~~The beauty of pollination~~

~~Uploaded February 23, 2012~~

Pollination is vital to life on Earth. It’s largely unseen by the human eye.

World of Pollen and Pollination.

Louie Schwarztberg shows this intricate world in his film

“Wings of Life” 

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We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

We ALL are ONE!!