IOTD …. “🇵🇷 Image of the Day, Very Special Edition …. Many Make Up the Puerto Rican ‘Experience’ 🇵🇷 …. “!!


THE PUERTO RICAN EXPERIENCE

The Indian, Spanish and African races came together on the island of Puerto Rico, contributing their blood and traditions to the formation of the Puerto Rican culture.

The original inhabitants of Puerto Rico at the time of the Spanish conquest were the Taíno and Carib Indian-tribes.

We are young and old, we are women and men, we are professionals and blue collar workers, we are farmers and doctors, we are architects and farmers, we are actors and painters.

We are a bit of everything!!

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke Guest …. “💕🎼 Michael Bublé …. ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ 🎼💕 …. “!!


 

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~~November 10, 2018~~

MICHAEL BUBBLE STAND UP TO CANCER

THE LOVE OF A FAMILY

There’s strength in numbers.

The whole family moved to be together and hold their little man in a loving embrace and support of their family.

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Michael Bublé joined James Corden in the Carpool Karaoke lane to support a cause near and dear to his heart. First broadcast in the UK as part of a Stand Up to Cancer special, the Canadian crooner spoke to the Late Late Show host about his son Noah, who was previously diagnosed with cancer in 2016.

Bublé said that when they received the news about his son Noah’s cancer diagnosis in 2016, his “whole life ended.”

“It’s so hard to have to acknowledge it because it’s so painful to talk about,” he said.

Holding back tears, he talked about what his family went through and how all of them moved to California to get the best treatment for Noah, who has since been in remission.

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“When this all started, I became the strength to somehow pull us and lift us and to be positive,” Buble told Corden.

“When they got the cancer out and the chemo was done and they said, ‘We did it, it’s good, he’s okay,’ I fell, I just fell. My wife picks me up now.”

Bublé encouraged viewers to contribute to Stand Up to Cancer before he and Corden ended the emotional Carpool Karaoke session with a stirring rendition of “Home.”

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‘Carpool Karaoke’: Michael Buble Gets Emotional Talking About Son’s Cancer Diagnosis

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~~Michael Bublé Carpool Karaoke~~

Stand Up To Cancer

~~Published on Oct 26, 2018~~

James Corden and Michael Bublé carpool through Los Angeles singing both Michael’s new music and his classic songs and have a emotional conversation about the devastation of a cancer diagnosis, and how you can help find a cure.

US viewers, visit http://www.StandUpToCancer.org/LateLateShow to help.

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#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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Noah and PJ’s Surprise Wedding First Dance …. “💞🏳️‍🌈 So Very Much Adorable …. Complete Version 🏳️‍🌈💞 …. “!!


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~~November 10, 2018~~ 

THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES

P.J. SIMMONS and NOAH ABERLIN

There’s a need for love in this world.

When you are lucky to find it, protect it, flaunt it, share it, revel in it.

Here’s to the grooms!!

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The time of their lives!

Two grooms surprise their wedding guests with a jaw-dropping choreographed first dance – complete with a Dirty Dancing-inspired lift

P.J. Simmons, 51, and Noah Aberlin, 36, performed the six-song dance at their wedding, which took place in Coxsackie, New York, on October 7.
The couple spent seven weeks choreographing and rehearsing the routine
P.J. and Noah start the performance with Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine’s ‘Conga’ and end it with the song ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life’.

A YouTube video of the performance has been viewed more than 1.2 million times since it was posted on October 27 , 36, performed the six-song dance at their wedding, which took place in Coxsackie, New York, on October 7.

~SOURCE~ 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

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Noah and PJ’s Surprise Wedding First Dance

Complete Version

~~Published on Oct 27, 2018~~

Update and a request: As a tribute to everyone who has helped us live our lives openly and without fear – and to all the brave people working out there so hard on that front — we set up a fundraiser for the life-changing (and life-saving) It Gets Better Project (#itgetsbetter).

If you have the means, below is a link to join us in supporting their amazing work. Imagine if everyone who liked this video contributed just $1.

… the impact on so many lives could be extraordinary!

Please join us if you can in support of the amazing “It Gets Better Project“! https://www.facebook.com/donate/10966

and THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER FOR ALL THE KIND, THOUGHTFUL COMMENTS!!

We feel the love and send it right back to all of you! We seriously did have “the time of our lives …” An incredible night surrounded by incredible people! SPECIAL THANKS to our Dads and families and friends, Katy Spreadbury and Wil Nieves (Nieves Latin Dance Studio) for helping us put the dance together, Andrew Holtz (Holtz Wedding Photography @Holtz_Photograph), the incomparable Mel Brooks and Susan Stroman for Young Frankenstein (PJ’s all-time favorite movie), and the movie Ex Machina for the disco inspiration.

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Pilot, Captain Chesley Sullenberger III …. “✈️🇺🇸 The Fabric of our Nation is Under Attack 🇺🇸✈️ …. “!!


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~~November 3, 2018~~ 

VOTE AGAINST GOP CONTROL

~WE CANNOT WAIT FOR ANYONE TO SAVE US~

Capt. Chesley Sullenberger

MAY DAY, MAY DAY, MAY DAY!

I was always impressed by this American human being.

I didn’t know much about him until the ‘miracle in the Hudson’ happened.

For sure, I watched the movie.

Yet, last night, as I watched  him on ‘The Last Word‘, I learned to admire, respect even more and totally agree with him.

His gravitas is impressive.

Take a look!

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~The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell~

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The pilot who orchestrated a dramatic plane landing in the Hudson River nearly 10 years ago encouraged Americans to vote in next week’s midterm elections in a Washington Post op-ed published Monday, October 29, writing that “we cannot wait for someone to save us.”
“The fabric of our nation is under attack, while shame – a timeless beacon of right and wrong – seems dead,” Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, whose “Miracle on the Hudson” landing in 2009 spared the lives of all 155 passengers aboard, writes.

“This is not the America I know and love.

We’re better than this.”

The op-ed comes toward the close of a wrenching political season marked by divisive language, conspiracy theories and race-baiting attacks, from Drumpf to local leaders.

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“We cannot wait for someone to save us.

We must do it ourselves.

This Election Day is a crucial opportunity to again demonstrate the best in each of us by doing our duty and voting for leaders who are committed to the values that will unite and protect us,” Sullenberger writes nearly a week before next week’s elections.

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Following the 2009 landing, Sullenberger says that he realized his fame had given him “a greater voice.”

“I knew I could not walk away but had an obligation to use this bully pulpit for good and as an advocate for the safety of the traveling public,” he writes.

“I feel that I now have yet another mission, as a defender of our democracy.”

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 Chesley B. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger III

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/30/politics/chesley-sullenberger-washington-post-op-ed/index.html

~WASHINGTON POST FULL OP-ED~

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-saved-155-lives-on-the-hudson-now-lets-vote-for-leaders-wholl-protect-us-all/2018/10/29/554fd0e6-d87c-11e8-a10f-b51546b10756_story.html?utm_term=.4bb6b8cb6ea5

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~~Capt. Sullenberger: Vote Against GOP Control~~

The Last Word

~~Published on Nov 3, 2018~~

Capt. Sully Sullenberger has a message for the American people: “everyone, everywhere must vote.”

Capt. Sully urges voters to save our democracy from a President that is not capable or willing to change.

~MSNBC~

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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‘Why Oprah Votes’ …. “🤨 OPRAH WINFREY AND STACEY ABRAMS …. The Perfect Combo 🤨 …. “!!


Oprah Winfrey Campaigns With Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams

~~November 2, 2018~~ 

OPRAH WINFREY AND STACEY ABRAMS

Oprah Winfrey campaigns with Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams

What a magnificent sight!!

I’ve been closely following Stacey’s gubernatorial run in Georgia and know all about the devious, cheating ways of Brian Kemp.

There’s a huge disenfranchisement of African-American voters at the hands of the Secretary of state who, at the same time, is running for governor.

Tad hypocritical, tad conflict of interests, you think?

Anyway, Oprah’s on the way!!

Here’s so hoping that this takes Stacey over the top!!

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Oprah Winfrey has lent her star power to Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat aiming to become America’s first black female governor in the midterm elections next week.

“I am here today because Stacey Abrams cares about the things that matter,” Winfrey told a cheering crowd at a Cobb County town hall, citing Abrams’ stance on environmental protection, healthcare and gun control.

Winfrey, who said she is a registered independent, has long championed Democratic Party causes and some fans earlier this year tried to encourage her to run against Drumpf in 2020.

She has said she does not want to run.

“I’m here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed and oppressed … I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain,” she told the audience, to cheers.

Abrams’ Republican rival, Brian Kemp, serves as Georgia secretary of state, a role in which he oversees state elections. Earlier this month, a coalition of state civil rights groups sued Kemp, accusing him of trying to depress minority voter turnout to improve his chances of winning.

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

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/nov/01/oprah-winfrey-stacey-abrams-georgia-campaign-town-hall-midterm-election

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~TAKEAWAYS~

 She came to Georgia because she chose to, not because anyone paid her

 She doesn’t plan on running for president

Voting is extremely important to her

‘For anybody here who has an ancestor who didn’t have the right to vote and you are choosing not to vote, wherever you are in this state, in this country, you are dishonoring your family, you are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering and their dreams when you don’t vote,” Winfrey said, adding that the right to vote is like “the crown that we all get to wear.”

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~~Why Oprah votes … and Wants You To~~

~~Published on Nov 1, 2018~~

Oprah Winfrey campaigns with Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in Marietta, Georgia.

#CNN #News

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#WhyOprahVotes  #OprahWinfrey #StaceyAbrams #PerfectCombo #Georgia #GubernaorialCandidate #DemocraticGubernatorialCandidate #Midterms2018 #Marietta #Georgia #CNN #TheCrownWeWear #HonorYourHeritage #HonorYourFamily #HonorYourAncestors

#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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Oprah Winfrey campaigns with Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams

~~Published November 1, 2018~~

Oprah Winfrey is joining the campaign trail canvassing for Democrat Stacey Abrams in the Georgia gubernatorial election. Abrams is locked in a tight race with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

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IOTD …. “🙏🏽 Images of the Day …. Very Special Edition …. Animated Short: ‘Día De Los Muertos’ 🙏🏽 …. “!!


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~~November 1, 2018~~

‘Día De Los Muertos’

~DAY OF THE DEAD~

The Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere.

The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

In 2008, the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

~Wikipedia~

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~~CGI 3D Animated Short: “Dia De Los Muertos”~~

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~~Published on Aug 15, 2013~~

Please watch this beautifully animated, and heart felt, short film about a little girl who visits the land of the dead, where she learns the true meaning of the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos.

Student Academy Award Gold Medal winner, 2013!

Produced by Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds, and Lindsey St. Pierre at Ringling College of Art and Design as their senior thesis. Score by Corey Wallace, sound by Mauricio D”Orey.

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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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!!

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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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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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