Something to Think About …. “🧐 FIRST THEY CAME …. 🧐 Think Hard …. Who Would Be Next? …. “!!


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~~June 16, 2018~~ 

FIRST THEY CAME … 

If we don’t speak for them who will speak for us when only us are left?

HortyRex©

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Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.”

~Martin Niemöller~

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Trump Resistance Movement

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IOTD …. “🏳️‍🌈 Image of the Day, Very Special, Sad Edition …. Two Years Ago Today 🏳️‍🌈 …. “!!


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#OrlandoStrong …. “🏳️‍🌈😥 Two Years Ago Today …. #NeverForget …. Always in our Hearts 😥🏳️‍🌈 …. “!!


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~~June 12, 2018~~ 

TWO YEARS AGO TODAY

Tragedy struck in the early hours of the night

It was a night of fun and celebration at a Latin even at Pulse, a local LGBTQ night club in Orlando.

Most victims were Latino and Hispanic.

It was Pulse’s Latin Night. 

It was a horrible situation.

It was a huge hit for the Latino and Hispanic communities.

It was reported that 90% of the victims were Latino/Hispanic with 23 of the victims from Puerto Rico.

HortyRex©

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Today we remember and honor the 49 souls lost 2 years ago today at #Pulse

Our community is STRONG #OrlandoStrong

#PRIDE⁠ ⁠⁠ ⁠#NeverAgain … we honor them with action! \#GunReformNow #ForThe49 #IAmHRCOrlando

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~~”Hands”~~

A Song for Orlando

~~Published on Jul 12, 2016~~

Hands”, available now exclusively on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/HandsTribute

Hands,” is a musical tribute to the 49 victims of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

The track features Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor.

~Lyric Video~

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HRC Orlando/Central Florida

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Anthony Bourdain …. “🙏🏽 Dead at 61 Years Old …. Suicide 🙏🏽 …. “!!


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~~June 8, 2018~~ 

LOST ANOTHER ONE

It seems I was living under a rock because I didn’t know about this amazing human being until I saw one of his well-known episodes filmed in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María.

After that, I started following his series.

I woke up this morning to these news.

I wonder why is it that we lose the ‘good ones‘ and the ‘bad ones‘ remain?

HortyRex©

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Anthony in Puerto Rico

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New York CNN

Anthony Bourdain, the chef and gifted storyteller who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died.

He was 61.
CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.
Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, “Parts Unknown.”

His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning, June 8, 2018.

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“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.”

~~Robin Williams~~

#AnthonyBourdain #DeadAt61 #Suicide #Chef #GiftedStoryteller #TVViewers #Explore #Culture #Cuisine #HumanCondition #NearlyTwoDecades #CNN #AwardwinningCNNSeries #PartsUnknown

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Wordless Wednesday …. “🇵🇷 In Memoriam …. One Pair Of Shoes, One Puerto Rican Life 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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VISCERAL MEMORIAL

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#HurricaneMaria #USTerritory #USColony #USPossession #PuertoRicanLivesMatter #HeartSoulAche #MyCountry #SecondClassCitizens #OfficialDeathToll #HarvardUniversityStudy #SanJuanCapitol #VisceralMemorial #PuertoRicanShoes #PuertoRicanLives

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Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 Here We Come …. after Hurricane María 🇵🇷 …. Part One …. “!!


~~June 5, 2018~~ 

TRAVELING TO MY COUNTRY

~Both of us were born in Puerto Rico~

Life throws plenty curve balls and both of us ended up living in Florida. We have made it an event and traveled to Puerto Rico at least once a year.

Last year’s trip was abruptly interrupted by Hurricane María. Almost 9 months went by before we were able to go back home.

Initially, we wanted to say away from the issues on the Island mostly to avoid interrupting rescue efforts. We didn’t want to be in the way of people’s needs, first responders, rescuers and workers.

There was no power (power hasn’t restored fully yet, as of this writing), the roads were impassable, communications were very limited. Rather than be in the way, we waited until some degree of normalcy had been attained in the Island.

We embarked on our trip on May 18 and returned May 29, 2018.

This is the longest we have been away from the home base in Florida.

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~This trip had a two-fold Purpose~

We wanted to go back and see what Hurricane María had done to our piece of paradise.

My high school was celebrating our 50th graduation anniversary and we had never met before!!

Off we went.

I would like to share some photos with you. I will do so in parts … for ease of posting and to separate the areas that we visited. I hope you enjoy them!

HortyRex©

~We flew with JetBlue from Orlando to San Juan~

Once we arrived at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, we had another leg to go. I knew that we were getting on a smaller plane … I called it a ‘kite’, ‘puddle jumper’.

An airport employee called it a ‘mosquito’.

I wasn’t expecting such a small plane!

Yet, here we were. The plane holds only 9 passengers. All the weight it taken into account. That includes your bags and every person’s who is on board.

O-M-G!! 

Then again, I realized I was concerned more than needed. The flight went surprisingly well in spite of the fact that there were plenty clouds and there was a rain spell locally.

HortyRex©

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Mayagüez
Located on the west coast of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez is home to historical sites, nature and wildlife preserves, and several colleges and universities.

Cape Air offers four flights from San Juan to Mayagüez daily.  

Fly Cape Air San Juan to Mayagüez.

Enjoy daily year-round flights between Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan and Eugenio María de Hostos Airport in Mayagüez.

http://www.capeair.com

This is the ‘plane’ … a Cessna 320

Takeoff from San Juan Airport

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Off into the sunset .. to the West of the Island

Destination: Mayagüez

Our young, apparently quiet experienced pilot. 

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A total of five passengers including myself!

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#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

Several Personal Photos … are copyrighted ©

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