Dialysis Treatment in Vieques, Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 A 10-12 Hour Commute for Life-Saving Treatment …. HuffPost Reports 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~October 31, 2018~~ 

DIALYSIS TREATMENT

~VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO~

This is a topic which is very dear and close to my heart.

As a retired physician, I fully understand the process, the need for treatment, the underlying medical conditions and the meaning of life-saving treatment.

On the other hand, my only brother died of complications of chronic renal failure several years ago. In the aftermath of Hurricane María, I often thought about him and how he would manage to receive this three times a week treatment when the electrical power situation and the hospital care was so lacking in my country.

One year after Hurricane María, Puerto Ricans living in Vieques, go through harrowing, uncomfortable, tiring, exhausting and dangerous ways to receive their treatment.

This video explains their situation.

An American possession with this ‘quality of care’?

Laughable … not!!

HortyRex©

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In medicine, dialysis is the process of removing excess water, solutes, and toxins from the blood in people whose kidneys can no longer perform these functions naturally.

This is referred to as renal replacement therapy.

~~Wikipedia~~

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Dialysis Patients Are Still Trekking 12 Hours for Care After Hurricane María
Left without a hospital, some Puerto Ricans must travel by plane for lifesaving treatment

Hurricane María totaled Vieques’s hospital, which housed the island’s only dialysis clinic

That set off an ongoing crisis for patients with kidney failure who cannot survive without dialysis and for whom the thrice-weekly round trip to a dialysis center in Humacao on Puerto Rico’s main island, including treatment, takes at least 12 hours.

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

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/04/puerto-rico-dialysis-hurricane-maria/557741/

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~HuffPost Reports Facebook Video~

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 #PuertoRico #PostHurricaneMaria #Vieques #DialysisTreatment #ViequesPuertoRico  #12HourCommute #LifeSavingTreatment #HuffPostReports #TheAtlantic #RenalReplacementTherapy

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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‘Fall On Me’ …. “💕🎼 Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli …. A son and A Father 🎼💕 …. “!!


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~~October 26, 2018~~ 

ANDREA AND MATTEO

~FALL ON ME~

Always had a soft spot for Andrea. There’s an addition now to his son Matteo.

What a beautiful coupling of voices.

Saw them perform last night in a late night show. When looking for the video and this is what I found.

Watch and listen to the new music video featuring Andrea Bocelli and his 20-year-old son Matteo Bocelli singing the beautifully poignant “Fall on Me” from Disney’s “Nutcracker and the Four Realms”.

Enjoy!!

HortyRex©

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Andrea and Matteo Bocelli create a stunning and deeply emotionally evocative pairing in their duet “Fall On Me”

Andrea Bocelli has been called “the fourth tenor”; the blind, Tuscan-born vocalist has emerged as one of the most popular voices in the arena of light classical and crossover vocals and has made inroads into the world of opera as well.

His participation in Pavarotti’s 1992 hit Miserere album and Zucchero Fornaciari’s 1993 world tour brought him international attention. Bocelli has been most successful as a pop ballad singer, having recorded duets with Celine Dion, Sarah Brightman, and Eros Ramazzotti.

Al Jarreau, who sang with Bocelli during “The Night of Proms” in November 1995, praised Bocelli with these words:

“I have had the honor to sing with the most beautiful voice in the world.”

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Andrea Bocelli’s son features on his latest single ‘Fall On Me’

Here is everything you need to know about the rising star.

https://www.classicfm.com/artists/andrea-bocelli/son-matteo-bocelli-facts/

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~~Fall On Me~~

Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli

~~Published on Sep 22, 2018~~

“Anyone who is a parent, anyone who knows the precious responsibility of being a mother or a father, will fully grasp the meaning of this piece.

‘Fall On Me’ is the first time I have duetted with my son Matteo Bocelli”.

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#FallOnMe #AndreaBocelli #MatteoBocelli #ASon #AFather #FirstDuet #DisneyMovie #NutcrackerAndTheFourRealms #MusicVoiceSoul #Tender #Heartwarming #Amazing

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Lady Gaga …. “🎼🎼 Till It Happens to You …. So Very Powerful Message 🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~October 5, 2018~~ 

Till It Happens to You

In view of the current emotional times that women are going through in this very moment,  I would like to share these videos about the very topic that is tearing apart this nation.

Lady Gaga and Diane Warren wrote this song together.

 It’s timeless!

HortyRex©

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“If someone is assaulted or experiences trauma, there is science and scientific proof, it’s biology, that people change.

The brain changes. And literally what it does is it takes the trauma and it puts it in a box, and it files it away and shuts it so that we can survive the pain,” Gaga said emphatically.

“It also does a lot of other things, it can cause body pains, baseline elevations in anxiety, it can cause complete avoidance of wanting to even remember or think about what happened to you,” she continued.

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

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a23609848/lady-gaga-christine-blasey-ford-kavanaugh-hearing/

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Til It Happens to You” is a song produced and performed by American singer Lady Gaga. She co-wrote the song with Diane Warren for the 2015 documentary film The Hunting Ground, which deals with campus rape in the United States.

A portion of the proceeds from retail sales was donated to organizations supporting victims of sexual assault.

~Wikipedia~

Screenshot from Til It Happens To You

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~~Til It Happens To You~~

Lady Gaga 

~~Published on Sep 17, 2015~~

A portion of proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault.

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~~Lady Gaga 2016 Till It Happens To You Oscar Performance~~

~~Published on Jul 31, 2017~~

“Til It Happens To You” written by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga; performed by Lady Gaga, from the film THE HUNTING GROUND.

~~Lady Gaga Twitter Feed ~~

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#LadyGaga #MotherMonster #AmazingAllTheWay #StefaniJoanneAngelinaGermanotta #AmericanSinger #Songwriter #Actress #UnconventionalityProvocativeWork #Experimentation #TillItHappensToYou #SexualAssault #Survivors #TheHuntingGround

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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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!

HortyRex©

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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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#HurricaneMaria #USTerritory #USColony #USPossession #PuertoRicanLivesMatter #HeartSoulAche #MyCountry #SecondClassCitizens #OfficialDeathToll #ShockingReport #HarvardUniversityStudy #NeverForgotten #NeverAgain

#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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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~~

RedLineB#ThoughtsForToday #520 #BeforeAndAfter #TheMiddleEast #Iraq #Lybia #Yemen #Syria #Iran #America #Russia #Israel #HandiworkExposed #Warmongers #NoMoreWars #MahatmaGandhi #Quote #Dead #Orphans #Homeless #MadDestruction #NameOfTotalitarianism #HolyName #LibertyOrDemocracy #Warmongers 

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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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.

HortyRex©

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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.

~LONG VIDEO~

~~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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#SlaveryInAmerica #DidntEndAfterCivilWar #ANewFormOfEnslavement #StillPermeatesAmericanPsyche #SlaveryIsAChoice #SlaveryDetectiveOfTheSouth #VICE #DailyViceEpisode #AkilGibbons #Louisiana #Genealogist #AntoinetteHarrell

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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