IOTD …. Image of the day, #601 …. “Embrace Our Differences …. Diversity …. “!!


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~~December 9, 2016~~ 

DIFFERENCES

“It is not our differences that divide us.

It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”

~Audre Lorde, Our Dead Behind Us: Poems~

http://www.goodreads.com

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We ALL are ONE!!

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Thoughts for today, #403 …. “We ALL are ONE …. “!!


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~~September 14, 2016~~ 

INFINITE DIVERSION OF EXPRESSION

Love is love is love is love is love ….

It applies to all human beings, all races, all countries.

We all are citizens of this world we live in.

HortyRex©

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The Love Foundation

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #552 …. “Getting lost in Rainbow Colors …. “!!


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~~August 19, 2016~~ 

STANDING TALL

A symbol of pride, struggle, accomplishments and history.

My heart surges with pride when I see it bellowing in the wind.

This flag represents a lot.

This flag exemplifies the diversity of people who make up this unbeatable community.

A whole community of people, bound together by common goals:

recognition and equality.

HortyRex©

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The rainbow flag, LGBT pride flag, is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) pride and LGBT social movements. The colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, and the flag is often used as a symbol of gay pride when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights marches.

It originated in Northern California, but is now used worldwide

Designed by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in 1978, the design has undergone several revisions to first remove then re-add colors due to widely available fabrics. As of 2008, the most common variant consists of six stripes, with the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.

The flag is commonly flown horizontally, with the red stripe on top, as it would be in a natural rainbow.

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_flag_(LGBT_movement)

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To start the day …. “Starbucks, the Red Cups …. Ellen’s Solution”!!


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~~November 11, 2015~~ 

THE RED CUP THAT WON’T GO AWAY

According to Starbucks, the holiday cup began in 1997 with a “jazz-themed design in jewel tones of deeper reds, greens and blues.” Each year since then, the coffee giant’s holiday cups return, and have become a corporate tradition in the process.

The cups make the transition from plain white to holiday-themed in November; this year they changed over on November 3.

THE EVOLUTION OF THE CUPS

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

Starbucks’s red cup controversy, explained

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Ellen’s Hilarious Response to the Red Cup Controversy

Over the weekend, Starbucks introduced new plain red “holiday” cups, which prompted some serious backlash from people who called the move part of the “War on Christmas” in America, and an overall assault on Christianity. It raised such a controversy that even presidential candidate Donald Trump addressed it.

Comedian Ellen Degeneres also had something to say about the holiday cups during the airing of “Ellen,” on Tuesday, November 10, 2-15.

“The old cups had snowflakes and santa’s sleigh and elves. You know, all the things you find in the Bible,” Ellen joked.

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PROOF THAT THERE’S NO “WAR ON CHRISTMAS”

Starbucks released a statement addressing the controversy, saying in part that diversity and inclusion are important to the coffee company:

“Creating a culture of belonging, inclusion and diversity is one of the core values of Starbucks, and each year during the holidays the company aims to bring customers an experience that inspires the spirit of the season,” the statement from Starbucks continued.

“Starbucks will continue to embrace and welcome customers from all backgrounds and religions in our stores around the world.”

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~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/to-start-the-day-starbucks-and-the-red-cups/

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~Starbucks Holiday Cup Controversy~

~Published on Nov 10, 2015~

This year’s holiday cup has many people’s tinsel in a tangle. Luckily, Ellen has the perfect solution!

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Something to think about …. “Celebrate Differences”!!


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~~September 30, 2015~~ 

CELEBRATE DIFFERENCES

Diversity

Look here,
Come closer and look,
That’s it…
Close your eyes,
No, please don’t laugh,
I’m serious,
Right, now that your eyes are closed,
Look at the darkness,
Do you see the different shades?
It’s amazing how one color can be so diverse,
Imagine if we mixed the vibrant palette of the earth,
What a wondrous and magical rainbow we could create,
Come, let’s go generate it…

©Rangzeb Hussain

http://hellopoetry.com/

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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To start the day …. “Diversity & Inclusion: Love Has No Labels “!!


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~~July 11, 2015~~

LOVE HAS NO LABELS

While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see — whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. This may be a significant reason many people in the U.S. report they feel discriminated against.

Subconscious prejudice — called “implicit bias” — has profound implications for how we view and interact with others who are different from us. It can hinder a person’s ability to find a job, secure a loan, rent an apartment, or get a fair trial, perpetuating disparities in American society.

The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, our friends, our families, and our colleagues. Rethink your bias.

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Most Americans agree that people should be treated respectfully and fairly. Yet many people in the United States still report feeling discriminated against. The reason might be that we’re actually discriminating unintentionally — we do 98% of our thinking in our subconscious mind.

And that’s where we collect and store implicit biases.

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~~SOURCES~~

http://lovehasnolabels.com/about-bias

http://lovehasnolabels.com/video

http://lovehasnolabels.com/

http://lovehasnolabels.com/faces-of-love

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~~Diversity & Inclusion Love Has No Labels~~

Diversité et inclusion amour n’a pas d’étiquettes

~~Published on Mar 4, 2015~~

Diversity & Inclusion Love Has No Labels

To end bias, we need to become aware of it. And then we need to do everything within our power to stop it. In ourselves, others, and institutions.

The world will be a better place for it.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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My political views? …. “Here they are exactly!”


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~~April 16, 2015~~ 

LOOK BEYOND PARTY LINES

Those who follow “It Is What It Is” may have an idea about my essential political views. I tend to lean to the liberal aspect of life and the innate need for humans to be in service of those in need; to be the voice of the voiceless and to stand up for what should be considered correct and ethical. 

I found this graphic yesterday and it expresses perfectly my own personal beliefs and feelings about this thorny topic: politics. 

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https://www.facebook.com/MintpressNewsMPN?fref=photo

MintPress is non-partisan, investigative journalism. Our staff come from a diverse cultural, political understanding & religious background.

But, it’s our diversity that allows us to look beyond party lines, bring you news that is in the interest of the public, and act as a watchdog to those in power, including the corporatism that rules us.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day …. “God Only Knows”!!


~~October 14, 2014~~

God Only Knows” is a song written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher for American rock band the Beach Boys, released in 1966 as the eighth track on the group’s album Pet Sounds. The recording was produced and arranged by Brian using many unorthodox instruments, including French horn, accordions, and a quartet of violas and cellos heard throughout the piece in counterpoint. The song names “God” in its title, unusual for a pop single of its time, being released as the B-side of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” in the United States.

“As it appears in … “

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

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BBC Music’s God Only Knows in aid of BBC Children in Need

BBC Music is delighted to share with you this extraordinary version of the Beach Boys’ masterpiece, God Only Knows, to celebrate our love of music.

With the 80-piece BBC Concert Orchestra at its heart and 27 ridiculously talented musicians from a wide range of genres, this “impossible orchestra” represents the talent, diversity and musical passion found every single day throughout the BBC.

~~FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC~~ 

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The BBC has launched BBC Music and to celebrate has released the single God Only Knows, featuring a dazzling array of musical stars, to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

Pharrell Williams, One Direction,Stevie Wonder and Emeli Sandé are among the 27 artists who joined the BBC Concert Orchestra to record the track and film showing the breadth of the BBC’s music output and its relationship with musicians. The unveiling of BBC Music marks a celebration of brilliant musical talent in this country and beyond, and showcases the BBC’s ongoing support for music programs, partnerships and ground breaking music initiatives.

The single is being sold in aid of our 2014 campaign and it’s available to stream, download or buy at the following:

Streaming partners

Blinkbox, Deezer, Google All Access, Napster, Nokia MixRadio, O2 Tracks, Rara, Rdio, Sony Music Unlimited, Spotify, X Box Music

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~~SOURCES~~ 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2R3PxWX7hzMb8lNZs3Ngz5L/god-only-knows

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3sN8FVLQFVcyh2t4MrmnS6r/bbc-music-s-god-only-knows-in-aid-of-bbc-children-in-need

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

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~~God Only Knows~~

~~Published on Oct 7, 2014~~

The Beach Boys‘ masterpiece God Only Knows remade with the help of a few friends to celebrate the launch of BBC Music.

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~~Who’s in the Impossible Orchestra?~~

1. Dave Grohl / 2. Alison Balsom / 3. Lorde / 4. Pharrell Williams / 5. Zane Lowe / 6. Sam Smith / 7. Paloma Faith / 8. Eliza Carthy / 9. Nicola Benedetti / 10. Chris Martin / 11. Jaz Dhami / 12. Martin James Bartlett / 13. Danielle de Niese / 14. Stevie Wonder / 15. Florence Welch / 16. Lauren Laverne / 17. Brian Wilson / 18. Jake Bugg / 19. Katie Derham / 20. Gareth Malone / 21. Kylie Minogue / 22. Chrissie Hynde / 23. One Direction / 24. Emeli Sandé / 25. Elton John / 26. Baaba Maal / 27. Ethan Johns / 28. Jools Holland / 29. Jamie Cullum / 30. Brian May / 31. Tees Valley Youth Choir / 32. BBC Concert Orchestra

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#BBCChildrenInNeed #DazzlingArrayMusicalStars #ForTheLoveOfMusic

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day …. Ego versus Eco!!


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~~July 27, 2014~~ 

I saw this composite graphic on my Facebook page. I shared it because it strongly reminds me about the way of the world today. 

When we think about “us” versus “we”, the ego takes over. In regards to planet Earth, this brings terrible consequences. We have two options. Keep going down the path of destruction of our planet or chose to work together, as one, to save it. 

A dear blogger, FB friend saw it and posted a YouTube video under this thread. Thank you Jan Hobbs …… it’s included below.

You can find Jan here: http://blissfullysinglevoice.wordpress.com/

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EGO

Id, ego and super-ego are the three parts of the psychic apparatus defined in Sigmund Freud’s structural model of the psyche.

They are the three theoretical constructs in terms of whose activity and interaction mental life is described. According to this model of the psyche, the id is the set of uncoordinated instinctual trends; the super-ego plays the critical and moralizing role; and the ego is the organized, realistic part that mediates between the desires of the id and the super-ego. The super-ego can stop one from doing certain things that one’s id may want to do.

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ECO

Ecology is the scientific study of interactions among organisms and their environment, such as the interactions organisms have with each other and with their abiotic environment. Topics of interest to ecologists include the diversity, distribution, amount (biomass), number (population) of organisms, as well as competition between them within and among ecosystems.

Ecosystems are composed of dynamically interacting parts including organisms, the communities they make up, and the non-living components of their environment. Ecosystem processes, such as primary production, pedogenesis, nutrient cycling, and various niche construction activities, regulate the flux of energy and matter through an environment. 

~~SCOURES~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Id,_ego_and_super-ego

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

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The solution to this problem has always been and always will be in our hands. 

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~~Earth Song~~

~~Uploaded on Oct 2, 2009~~

Music video by Michael Jackson performing Earth Song.

© 1995 MJJ Productions Inc.

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Earth Song is a ballad that incorporates elements of blues, gospel and opera. Jackson had a long-standing history of releasing socially conscious material such as “We Are the World“, “Man in the Mirror” and “Heal the World“. However, “Earth Song” was the first that overtly dealt with the environment and animal welfare. Earth Song was made for the “Dangerous” album but it failed to make the album. The song was written and composed by Jackson; the task of production was split between Jackson, David Foster and Bill Bottrell.

Earth Song” was accompanied by a lavish music video shot on four geographical regions. It centered on the destruction and rebirth of Earth and went on to receive a Grammy nomination in 1997. The song was a top five hit in most European countries. In the United Kingdom, it remains Jackson’s best-selling single and was the country’s 1995 Christmas number-one single. “Earth Song” was not released as a single in the United States. Jackson went on to receive recognition from various animal and environmental organizations.

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We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

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We ALL are ONE!!