PUERTO RICO …. “🇵🇷 Today, Tomorrow and Forever …. Remembering Lives Lost because of Hurricane María 🇵🇷 …. “!!


~~June 3, 3018~~

Today, tomorrow and forever, I will declare my love for Puerto Rico!! 

My heart and soul ache for my country!

It’s been a constant ache since September 20, 2017 when Hurricane María battered Puerto Rico.

Today, almost nine months after the fact, the situation continues.

Daily live goes on, some areas are doing fairly well.

Yet, Puerto Rico is very fragile!

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Study Estimates Hurricane Maria Killed Nearly 5,000, But Barely Makes News

The Harvard study is an estimate of the number of people who died, drawn from a survey of 3,000 households. An estimate is not hard proof; and it comes eight months after Hurricane María assailed Puerto Rico last September with deadly winds and waters.

News organizations covered the hurricane and its effects for weeks last fall and have continued to drop in on that story.

But many of the deaths estimated by the Harvard researchers may have occurred in isolated areas in the months following the storm, as people struggled to survive without power, water and reliable food, long after the federal government insisted all had been restored.

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

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/02/616249215/study-estimates-hurricane-maria-killed-nearly-5-000-but-barely-makes-news

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Thoughts for Today, #520 …. “🤨 Before and After …. America, Russia, Israel …. Handiwork Exposed 🤨 …. “!!


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WHAT ELSE CAN BE SAID?

“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?”
~~Mahatma Gandhi~~

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WILL IT EVER HAPPEN?

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‘Slavery in America’ …. “🤨 Didn’t End after the Civil War …. A New Form of Enslavement …. Still Permeates the American Psyche 🤨 …. “!!


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SLAVERY ISN’T A CHOICE

It could never be!

Recently an American in the music sphere stated that ‘slavery is a choice’.

Interesting to note, he’s an African American himself.

The current political, social and cultural climate in America is such that it lends itself to this type of thinking. The mask is off. Racism, white supremacy, dominance, distortion of facts, ignorance of history or plain shameless self-serving.

You pick the reason!

I find it so difficult to wrap my mind around this type of thinking. I can’t fathom how this happens.

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“When you hear about slavery for 400 years … for 400 years?

That sounds like a choice. You were there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all.

It’s like we’re mentally imprisoned.”

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Slavery might have ended on paper after the Civil War, but many white landowners did everything they could to exploit newly freed slaves well into the 20th century.

Thousands of black laborers across the South were forced to work against their will as late as the 1960s – a new form of enslavement that went on in the shadows of rural America.

“As it appears … full read/full credit”

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qven57/how-slavery-survived-in-the-south-long-after-the-civil-war?utm_source=vicefbus

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~SHORT VIDEO~

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On this episode of DAILY VICE, we traveled to Louisiana to meet genealogist Antoinette Harrell, the “slavery detective of the South,” who tracks down cases of modern-day slavery and abusive labor practices.

They talk to a man whose family was held on a plantation against their will into the 1950’s and Antoinette explains how she uses decades-old records to uncover how slavery was perpetuated long after the Civil War ended.

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~~The Slavery Detective of the South~~

~~Published on Feb 27, 2018~~

Slavery might have ended on paper after the Civil War, but many white landowners did everything they could to exploit newly freed slaves well into the 20th century.

Thousands of black laborers across the South were forced to work against their will as late as the 1960s – a new form of enslavement that went on in the shadows of rural America.

VICE’s Akil Gibbons traveled to Louisiana to meet genealogist Antoinette Harrell, the “slavery detective of the South,” who tracks down cases of modern-day slavery and abusive labor practices.

They talk to a man whose family was held on a plantation against their will into the 1950’s and Antoinette explains how she uses decades-old records to uncover how slavery was perpetuated long after the Civil War ended.

~VICE~

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Ellen DeGeneres …. “🇺🇸 Sits Down with Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr. 🇺🇸 …. “!!


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~~May 5, 2018~~ 

ONE BRAVE MAN

Ellen calls James Shaw Jr. a ‘brave man,’ introduces him to Dwyane Wade

As far as I am concerned this was a better way, a better setting and better people to recognize the bravery of James Shaw, Jr.

There was no need for the NRA or the utter idiot in the Oval.

This brave man is better known, better regarded and rewarded because of his deeds.

The important people are with him!

HortyRex©

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On Wednesday’s episode of “Ellen,” May 2, host Ellen DeGeneres sat down with James Shaw Jr. – the 29-year-old Nashvillian now known as the “Waffle House Hero” after wrestling a gun away from a shooter at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tenn.

During his interview with DeGeneres, Shaw recounted the events of the April 22 attack, which left four dead.

“Wow … You’re a really brave man,” DeGeneres said, and her audience broke into applause.

She also asked Shaw how he felt about being called a hero.

“I don’t have a problem with it,” he said. “It’s just if you’re in that same situation, I want  you to know that a regular guy did it, and I want you to emulate that same thing, and know you have that fire inside yourself.”

The two discussed the GoFundMe campaign Shaw had set up for funeral expenses for the victims, as well as the campaign for Shaw and his daughter set up by journalist Yashar Ali.

~SOURCE~

http://www.tennessean.com

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~~Ellen Sits Down with Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr.~~

~~Published on May 2, 2018~~

James Shaw Jr. made headlines after bravely disarming the shooter who opened fire in a Tennessee Waffle House in April.

He sat down with Ellen to talk about his experience and how anyone can be a hero.

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~~Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr. Meets His NBA Idol Dwyane Wade~~

~~Published on May 2, 2018~~

James Shaw Jr. became a national hero after disarming a gunman in a Tennessee Waffle House, and now Ellen introduced James to his own personal hero, NBA player Dwyane Wade.

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IOTD …. “☮️ Image of the Day …. Very Special Edition …. Need I Say More? ☮️ …. “!!

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Lady Gaga …. “💕💫 From ‘The Germ’ to ‘Mother Monster’ …. and Amazing All the Way 💫💕 …. “!!


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~~April 15,  2018~~ 

LADY GAGA

I slowly learned to admired this wonderfully amazing performer.

She’s very talented in so many ways!

She first got my attention and touched my heart with “Born This Way“!

HortyRex©

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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

She is known for her unconventionality and provocative work as well as experimentation with new images.

Born: March 28, 1986 

~Wikipedia~

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Lady Gaga Twitter Feed

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~Goalcast episode of Life Stories~

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Syria’s War …. “💥 Seven Years of War Explained …. BBC News 💥 …. and the words of an Educated, American Friend …. “!!


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~April 15, 2018~~ 

Syria has never been about fighting ISIS, chemical weapons or saving the Syrian people

Oh, m’gawd … what a mess!! 

These wise words were written by a dear well educated, American friend who considers himself a Middle East nerd.

He has given me permission to share them here.

Take a look.

This was all new to me and, of course, no one hears this on the news.

If anyone wants to know, one has to do research and educate oneself!

HortyRex©

This is why America and its coalition are trying to remove Assad and get a “West Friendly” government in Syria
The war against Assad did not start in 2011 with the Arab Spring but at least as early as 2000 when Qatar proposed to construct a $10 billion, 1,500 kilometer pipeline through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Turkey, connecting Qatar directly to the European energy market and reducing the EU’s energy dependence on Russia.

This made it a threat to Russia which sells 70% of its gas exports to Europe.

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Assad, remaining loyal to his Russian ally, refused to sign the agreement to allow the pipeline to run through Syria and, instead, approved the “Islamic pipeline” running from Iran’s gas field through Syria to the ports of Lebanon, potentially making Iran the main supplier to the European energy market. Naturally, this did not go down well with the Gulf’s Sunni monarchs allied with the West, Israel, nor the West itself, particularly as it seeks to weaken Russia to the point of the Yeltsin era – back to subservience.

Robert F Kennedy Jr., in February, 2016 wrote,

“Secret cables and reports by the US, Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies indicate that the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline, military and intelligence planners quickly arrived at the consensus that fomenting a Sunni uprising in Syria to overthrow the uncooperative Bashar Assad was a feasible path to achieving the shared objective of completing the Qatar/Turkey gas link.”

In 2009, according to WikiLeaks, soon after Bashar Assad rejected the Qatar pipeline, the CIA began funding opposition groups in Syria.

In 2011, the US joined France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and England to form the ‘Friends of Syria Coalition,’ which formally demanded the removal of Assad.

The CIA provided $6 million to Barada, a British TV channel, to produce pieces entreating Assad’s ouster. Saudi intelligence documents, published by WikiLeaks, show that by 2012, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia were arming, training and funding radical Jihadist Sunni fighters from Syria, Iraq and elsewhere to overthrow the Assad’s Shia allied regime.

Qatar, which had the most to gain, invested $3 billion in building the insurgency and invited the Pentagon to train insurgents at US bases in Qatar.

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U.S. personnel also provided logistical support and intelligence to the rebels on the ground.

The Times of London reported on September 14, 2012, that the CIA also armed Jihadists with anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles and other weapons from Libyan armouries that the agency smuggled by ratlines to Syria via Turkey.

According to an April 2014 article by Seymour Hersh, the CIA weapons ratlines were financed by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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Following Washington’s decision to remove Assad, its Middle Eastern allies, including Turkey, has been assisting anyone and everyone (including ISIS and al-Qaeda) opposing the Syrian government.

Assad has repeatedly said that Turkey was not fighting extremism but actually fomenting it.

In December 2015, German newspaper Deutsche Welle reported that “Military and logistic support from Turkey was the key factor in extremists’ takeover of Idlib”, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said.

… and there is more, so much more …

HortyRex©

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~~Syria: Seven Years of War Explained~~

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~~Published on Mar 9, 2018~~

The war in Syria has now lasted for seven years. Although its roots lie in peaceful protests against the government, it has become something much more complex.

Joe Inwood explains who is fighting whom and why.

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~April 13, 2018~

Britain and France joined the United States in the strikes in a coordinated operation that was intended to show Western resolve in the face of what the leaders of the three nations called persistent violations of international law.

Mr. Drumpf characterized it as the beginning of a sustained effort to force Mr. Assad to stop using banned weapons, but only ordered a limited, one-night operation that hit three targets.ControlImagesMeWeOneItIsYell