Colin Kaepernick …. “🏈🏆🏈 Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award …. Athlete and Activist 🏈🏆🏈 …. “!!


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ATHLETE AND ACTIVIST COLIN KAEPERNICK RECEIVES AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S AMBASSADOR OF CONSCIENCE AWARD

The Ambassador of Conscience Award celebrates individuals and groups who have furthered the cause of human rights through acts of conscience, confronting injustice and using their talents to inspire others.

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The USA is a country where people can freely disrespect the flag using it as a thong, underwear, condom, disposable plates, bras, napkins, etc. but people got a heart attack just because he kneeled down silently and that is so “disrespectful” to the flag.

Really?

Kneeling down is a form of respect and humbling yourself before someone.

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I fully agree with Chino and his statement. 

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The award was officially presented at a ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 21 April 2018, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the opening of Amnesty International’s national section in the country.

“The Ambassador of Conscience award celebrates the spirit of activism and exceptional courage, as embodied by Colin Kaepernick. He is an athlete who is now widely recognised for his activism because of his refusal to ignore or accept racial discrimination,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

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“Just like the Ambassadors of Conscience before him, Colin Kaepernick chooses to speak out and inspire others despite the professional and personal risks. When high profile people choose to take a stand for human rights, it emboldens many others in their struggles against injustice.

Colin Kaepernick’s commitment is all the more remarkable because of the alarming levels of vitriol it has attracted from those in power.”

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https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/04/colin-kaepernick-ambassador-of-conscience/

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“I would like to thank Amnesty International for the Ambassador of Conscience Award. But in truth, this is an award that I share with all of the countless people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police officers, and their uses of oppressive and excessive force.

To quote Malcolm X, when he said that he, ‘will join in with anyone – I don’t care what color you are – as long as you want to change this miserable condition that exists on this earth,’ I am here to join with you all in this battle against police violence,” said Colin Kaepernick.

“While taking a knee is a physical display that challenges the merits of who is excluded from the notion of freedom, liberty, and justice for all, the protest is also rooted in a convergence of my moralistic beliefs, and my love for the people.”

Colin Kaepernick

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Colin Kaepernick explained why he sacrificed his career in the NFL to stand against systemic racism as he received Amnesty International’s highest honor.

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Colin Kaepernick …. “🏈🏆🏈 Named Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience 🏈🏆🏈 …. “!!


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~~April 22, 2018~~ 

INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR OF CONSCIENCE

Colin Kaepernick

A very well earned and deserved award!

Congrats, Colin, you deserve that and more.

Those who don’t recognize your message and your authenticity are the problem. I stand with you all the way.

Kudos!!

HortyRex©

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Amnesty International awarded Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday, April 21, 2018, for his public protest against racial and social injustice.

“The Ambassador of Conscience award celebrates the spirit of activism and exceptional courage, as embodied by Colin Kaepernick,” Salil Shetty, the human rights group’s secretary-general, said in a statement.

“He is an athlete who is now widely recognized for his activism because of his refusal to ignore or accept racial discrimination.”

The award is Amnesty International’s highest honor, according to its website.

Past winners include Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, U2, Alicia Keys and Ai Weiwei.

Kaepernick was presented with the award at a ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, became the subject of controversy when he kneeled during the national anthem before several 2016 NFL preseason and regular-season games in protest of police shootings of African-American men and other social injustices faced by black people in the United States.

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

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/21/us/colin-kaepernick-amnesty-international/index.html

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 Amnesty International gives Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award

~~Published on Apr 21, 2018~~

Colin Kaepernick knew that taking a stand would negatively impact his football career. He did it anyway.

Today’s NFL News

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~~Colin Kaepernick wins Amnesty International top award~~

~~Published on Apr 22, 2018~~

Colin Kaepernick, an American football player who in 2016 started kneeling during the national anthem played before matches in protest against police brutality against African Americans, has been awarded the rights group Amnesty International’s top honour.

The former San Francisco 49ers star was handed the Ambassador of Conscience Award at a ceremony on Saturday in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, by one time teammate Eric Reid.

Amnesty says the award recognizes “an inspiring contribution to helping human rights”.

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At the end of the day …. “Prince: It’s Gonna Be a Beautiful Night …. “!!


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~~May 18, 2016~~ 

A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT

It’s almost going to be one month that Prince, the Purple One, the Artist, crossed the veil into the “other side”.

It seems like a lifetime.

As days have gone by, I keep finding out more information about him. I’ve bought the recent magazines, followed groups on Facebook and read a lot about him.

I’m learning many things that I didn’t know.

I’m realizing more and more that his death is a huge loss to all of those who followed his career, all of those whose lives he touched and for all humans on this Earth.

I found this video through one of the Facebook groups .

It’s not the best quality but, even so, you can’t miss his huge talent.

M’ lord!! He was a dynamo!

This performance is explosive, impressive and mind-blowing.

Sadness engulfs me, the more I learned about Prince.

Amazing, multi-talented, energetic, infectious, vibrant, alive, dynamic!!

Godspeed!!

HortyRex©

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Watch Prince Define Funk In This Outrageous 1987 Concert Film

Back in 1987, Prince put together a concert film to follow his tour entitled Sign ” ☮” the Times, the symbol of peace being a dedication of hope to the depressing state of the world. Originally intended to use footage from a live concert in the Netherlands, the quality was deemed unsatisfactory by Prince and therefore was entirely re-shot at his own Paisley Park Studios.

The album’s music draws on funk, soul, psychedelic pop, and rock music and features keyboardist Boni Boyer, bassist Levi Seacer, Jr., guitarist Miko Weaver, drummer Sheila E., dancer Cat Glover,  and former member of The Revolution keyboardist Dr. Fink.

Check out the video for “It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night,” featuring an epic drum break and some incomparable dance moves from Prince himself, as well as some astonishing performances from his stellar band.

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Watch Prince Define Funk In This Outrageous 1987 Concert Film

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

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I do not own these images.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

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~~Prince: live with Sheila E~~

~~Published on Apr 24, 2016~~

Sign “☮” The Times

It’s Gonna Be a Beautiful Night

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We ALL are connected through MUSIC!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day: Marriage Equality …. “Around the Globe”!!


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~~May 23, 2015~~

#LoveWins: Historic Victory for Marriage Equality in Ireland

GLOBAL MOMENTUM 

International Progress Toward the Freedom to Marry

“The global momentum for the freedom to marry reflects and reinforces the progress we are making here in the U.S. – and we look now to the Supreme Court to bring our country to national resolution,”

Evan Wolfson said today about historic Ireland marriage vote.

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https://www.facebook.com/freedomtomarry.org?fref=photo

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Nineteen countries have approved the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide (Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina, Denmark, France, Brazil, Uruguay, New Zealand, Britain, Luxembourg, Finland and Ireland), while two others have regional or court-directed provisions enabling same-sex couples to share in the freedom to marry (Mexico and the United States).

In Slovenia, Parliament approved a marriage bill in March 2015 and is headed to the president’s desk. Many other countries provide some protections for such couples. As more and more countries and parts of the United States win the freedom to marry, we see that families are helped, and communities and countries made stronger, by protecting all loving committed couples.

(Last Updated: May 2015)

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http://www.freedomtomarry.org/pages/international-progress-toward-the-freedom-to-marry

Very interesting read. Full information on marriage equality worldwide. Countries with freedom to marry.

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~~Countries with the Freedom to Marry~~

The Netherlands: April 1, 2001

Belgium: June 1, 2003

Spain: July 3, 2005

Canada: July 20, 2005

South Africa: November 30, 2006

Norway: January 1, 2009

Sweden: May 1, 2009

Portugal: June 5, 2010

Iceland: June 27, 2010

Argentina: July 22, 2010

Denmark: June 15,2012

Brazil: May 14, 2013

France: May 29, 2013

Uruguay: August 5, 2013

New Zealand: August 19, 2013

United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland)

Luxembourg: June 18, 2014

Finland: November 28, 2014

Ireland: May 23, 2015

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#MarriageEquality around the world

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

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~~10 Years of the Freedom to Marry in the United States …. Momentum~~

~~Published on May 16, 2014~~

It’s been 10 years since the beginning of the freedom to marry in United States and the founding of Freedom to Marry.

Celebrate how far we’ve come with this video retrospective.

The world is going in the right direction … let’s follow suit. 

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

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We ALL are ONE!!

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Google Doodle for today …. “Winter Solstice” December 21, 2014!!


~~December 21, 2014~~ 

Winter Solstice 2014

a time of balancing – completing old business and welcoming in the New

Why Google has given the shortest day of the year a doodle?

Google has marked the shortest day of the year with an animated Doodle on its homepage.
The Doodle depicts a cartoon Father Christmas helping two children to build a snowman before the children’s mother appears and produces a carrot from her shopping bag to use as the snowman’s nose.

The winter solstice occurs when the sun’s daily maximum elevation in the sky is at its lowest and the North Pole is tilted furthest away from the sun. This results in the least number of daylight hours and the longest night of the year. This astronomical phenomenon occurs in December in the Northern Hemisphere and in June in the Southern Hemisphere.

The event has been marked by many cultures throughout history with festivals, rituals, celebrations and the mating of animals, and even today people gather at Stonehenge to watch the sunrise and sunset. The ancient stones are carefully aligned on a sight-line that points to the winter solstice sunset, and it is thought that this event was actually more important to those who constructed the site than the summer equivalent.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/winter-solstice-2014-google-doodle-marks-shortest-day-of-the-year-9938129.html

http://www.google.com/doodles/winter-solstice-2014-northern-hemisphere

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Winter Solstice 2014 (Northern Hemisphere) Google Doodle

This Doodle’s Reach – South Korea, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Israel, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Slovakia. Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Norway, Spain, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Slovenia, Colombia, Mexico, United States and Canada Country.

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http://doodles.wordofsearch.com/2014/12/winter-solstice-2014-northern.html

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~RETURNING TO THE BEYOND~

Let us return unto our truest selves

Let us open to the Beyond

Beyond our sense of separation

Beyond our egos, beyond our minds

Beyond our limitations, beyond our wounds, beyond the past

Beyond history, beyond stories and concepts

Beyond hopes and fears 

And simply open to encountering a new Divine Awareness

To guide our collective journey on planet Earth.

May the love generated on this Solstice Day 

Touch all life everywhere … all beings, all creatures, all elements

Throughout all time and space. 

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~~Winter Solstice 2014 Google Doodle~~

~~Published on Dec 20, 2014~~

December 21st 2014 is the Winter Solstice Day and Google Doodle in the US honors the day with a doodle of its own.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Wildlife Bridge … way to go Holland!!


~~December 3, 2014~~ 

The first wildlife bridges were constructed in France during the 1950’s. European countries including the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, and France have been using various crossing structures to reduce the conflict between wildlife and roads for several decades and use a variety of overpasses and underpasses to protect and reestablish wildlife such as: amphibians, badgers, ungulates, invertebrates, and other small mammals.

Location: Highway A50, Netherlands.

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~~SOURCES~~

http://unusualplaces.org/wildlife-crossing-in-netherlands/

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/07/animal-bridges-around-the-world/

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At the end of the day …. We ARE one!!


~~October 7, 2014~~ 

One of my main core beliefs is that, despite all our differences – physical, genetic, spiritual, emotional – we all belong to the human race. We come from the same Source and are part of this wondrous Universe and Energy System. 

My main mantra is that: We ALL are ONE!! 

That’s my ending line in every post that I have prepared since I started blogging in February 2013. 

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A very dear friend had take a “leave of absence” from the blogosphere. Today I was surprised and very happy by his presence here. He’s started writing, blogging and posting. I’m so very happy to see him coming back.

~In his own words~

“When your friends are running

When brothers turn their back

When everything is stunning

You feel just like a wreck …. 

However some friends always stay, please don’t think I was talking about you my dear Horty and Patty because as Horty always writes: We are one!”

He used this song in his post and, after asking for his approval, I would like to share it with you.

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~~We Are One~~

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~~Published on Dec 23, 2012~~

Ilse DeLange is in het Glazen Huis. Dat kan natuurlijk niet zonder zang voorbij gaan. Ze speelde live, met mini orkest, We Are One.

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Ilse Annoeska de Lange is a Dutch country and pop singer, better known as Ilse DeLange (English spelling). As a member of The Common Linnets (together with singer Waylon), she finished second at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.

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Ilse Annoeska de Lange was born on May 13, 1977 in Almelo, Netherlands. She started her career at the age of 8 as a lip-synching artist, which won her several contests. De Lange drew greater attention after switching to a live repertoire in both regional and national talent shows in Hilversum (the Dutch city where most TV-programs are recorded). This helped her book some live-performances on national television. She formed a duo with guitarist Joop van Liefland, who introduced her to country music.

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