A picture says a thousand words …. “This one definitely screams, #36 …. “Living the Trump Way …. Mumbai, India …. “!


dtindia

~~January 1, 2017~~ 

LIVING THE TRUMP WAY

The photo of a Trump Tower billboard above sleeping homeless children is real

Posted by Joe Vesey-Byrne in news

A photograph of the slum children of Mumbai sleeping beneath a billboard for Trump Tower went viral in early December.

Initially denounced as a fake on Reddit and Snopes.com, the photographer Paul Needham has since come forward.

Since Trump’s elevation to the international stage as president-elect, the juxtaposition becomes even more powerful than simply a hotel magnate and people in poverty.

When the image initially went viral, some doubted its veracity.

Needham has since spoken to indy100, and verified the image.

I was in Mumbai to meet a social impact investor. I run a company called Simpa Networks, Simpa Energy here in India. We provide solar energy solutions to farmers and small shops in rural India.

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~READ FULL ARTICLE HERE~

https://www.indy100.com/article/trump-mumbai-homeless-slum-children-photograph-reddit-photoshop-fake-7503251

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Photographer Paul Needham

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At end of the day …. “Ryan Lochte Comes Clean to Stephen Colbert …. “!!


Locthe

~~August 23, 2016~~ 

LATE SHOW EXCLUSIVE … APOLOGY ACCEPTED?

I think not! 

By now, I strongly believe that, if they didn’t, the whole world now knows who Ryan Lochte is.

He’s not a secret weapon of the USA anymore.

How many people were watching the Río Olympic Games?

That many and more know who he is and not because of his career in swimming

but rather because of the “robbed at gunpoint fiasco” story he fabricated.

I call it LYING …. there’s no other word for it.

I saw his interview with Matt Lauer and didn’t buy what he was telling the public.

His teary eyes didn’t move me.

Then again, that’s my personal opinion.

I follow a dear friend who posted an excellent article about this.

I strongly agree with my friend.

I will cite some of his words and I will include link so that you can read his excellent post.

In spite of the seriousness of this situation, it’s always good to see some humor.

This humor is as the expense of the ludicrous, pathetic excuses offered by the

“creator of the fabrication”.

Leave Stephen Colbert to do that.

HortyRex©

BLine

~Ryan Lochte Epitomizes White Privilege and U.S. Foreign Policy~

The harrowing tale of American Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and his fellow athletes being held up at gunpoint and robbed in Río de Janeiro by men disguised as police officers was all the rage in the media last week.

Not surprisingly, there was no shortage of excuses made for the cherished American Olympic athletes.

“These kids tried to have fun,” said Rio 2016 Olympic spokesperson Mario Andrade. “Lochte is one of the best swimmers of all time. They competed under gigantic pressure. Let’s give these kids a break. They had fun, they made a mistake, life goes on.”

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Following the European colonial playbook, Lochte played on the perceptions his countrymen have of Brazil and Latin American countries in general as having nothing more to offer than crime and poverty.

The same way the white Christian settlers demonized the Indigenous Americans as “savages” and Donald Trump demonizes Mexicans as “rapists”, Ryan Lochte essentially demonized the inhabitants of Río de Janeiro as nothing more than a bunch of thieves.

In this way he is the perfect representative of his country’s foreign policy, showing no respect for international standards of decency, behaving as if we are the “exceptional” nation, caring nothing about other cultures, and fabricating evidence to make the U.S. appear an innocent victim while those we invade and oppress are tarred with a brush of criminality and terrorism.

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

https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/7550270/posts/1127251564

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Google Images

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No intention of taking credit.

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

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~~Ryan Lochte Comes Clean to Stephen Colbert~~

Late Show Exclusive

~~Published on Aug 23, 2016~~

The scandal-plagued swimmer explains what really happened during that late-night gas station stop in Rio.

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. PR’s Current Reality …. Beyond Sad”!!


VulturePR

~~June 9, 2016~~ 

PUERTO RICO’S CURRENT REALITY

Schools in Puerto Rico have been closing down due to the debt crisis, but hedge fund managers like Mark Brodsky continue to take advantage of the situation. Urge elected officials to put the lives of Puerto Ricans above interests of hedge funds.

Sign the petition at http://bit.ly/puerto-rico-debt

TELL CONGRESS: “PROMESA” ONLY BREAKS PROMISES!

Puerto Rico needs action in Washington that respects local authority, fairly restructures the debt, puts people over hedge fund profits, and protects the environment.

We are counting on our elected officials to promote shared prosperity, not austerity for Puerto Rico.

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~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~

Brave New Films

https://www.facebook.com/bravenewfilms/?pnref=story

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Something to think about …. “Always Protect the Children ….Really?”!!


LGrey

~~May 3, 2016~~ 

CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE

If a child lives with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive,
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves,
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
But do not despair …
If a child lives with tolerance, they learn to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If a child lives with praise, they learn to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness, they live with justice.
If a child lives with security, they live to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, they learn to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship.
they learn to find love in the world.

~Dorothy Law Nolte~

http://www.loveourchildrenusa.org/inspirational.php

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

Facebook Timeline

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

HortyRex©

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To start the day …. “Earth Day 2016 …. A Warning …. “!!


E1

~~April 22, 2016~~ 

CELEBRATING MOTHER EARTH

April 22 has been Earth Day for many years now

Generally is a day for celebration.

We can do that but what we can’t forget is the fact that there’s a sinister side to celebrating this day.

We have to acknowledge the other side of this reality.

Let’s not be blind to what our reality really is.

Our Earth is full of scars.

Wounds have been inflicted by us humans.

I look through my personal library and find books related to recycling, green consumer,  tropical nature, end of nature, earth rights, save our planet and many more.

Mind you, I got these books while I was in high school and college.

That was many more than 40 years ago.

Still the same concerns apply and, at this time, with more urgency.

Remember, there’s no “Planet B“, at least for the average citizen.

Many events are taking place simultaneously: raging wars almost worldwide, genocide, injustices, obviating humans rights, killings, hunger, poverty, catastrophic losses, hurricanes, drought, earthquakes.

I often wonder, if humans treat other humans without regard to life, why would they treat our planet, our home, with any small iota of respect.

It seems to be that “the powers that be” are squeezing Mother Earth until the last drop of her resources has been converted to profit.

Greed is the driving force.

We, as the human race, will have to pay.

Mother Earth will have the final say.

We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!

HortyRex©

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

Google Images

Borrowed some from Mr. Militant Negro

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.

HortyRex©

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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#ToStartTheDay #EarthDay #MotherEarth #NoPlanetB #RagingWars #Genocide #Injustices #ObviatingHumansRights #Killings #Hunger #Poverty #CatastrophicLosses #Hurricanes #Drought #Earthquakes #ConsumeResources #WorldPopulation #DevelopingCountries #ArableLand #DecimatedForests #Pollution #WhatHappensNext #SpeciesExtinction

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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~~Save Earth Save Ourselves~~

Earth Day 2016

We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

~~Published on Apr 20, 2013~~
Created for Earth Day 2013

The facts are terrifying.

No matter what you think about global warming or climate change, we need to take care of our planet. It’s the only one we’ve got
We need to care for animals!
We need to take care of Mother Nature!
We need to take care of the environment!
We need to take care of ourselves!!!

And what are we doing???

Everything around us is part of us!

MORE INFORMATION

http://www.oblo.xyz/watch/huu4QGhMfXE/earth-day-2016-save-earth-save-ourselves.html

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #497 …. “Earthquake in Ecuador …. “!!


Ecuador

~~April 18, 2016~~ 

ECUADOR EARTHQUAKE

“FUERZA ECUADOR”

Death toll jumps to 272; more than 2,500 injured

Rescue crews searched desperately through rubble for survivors of a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador.

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

Facebook Timeline

Graphic created  with the OVER app

I do not own this image.

No intention of taking credit.

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

HortyRex©

GoldSwirl

A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

~THIS IS VERY SERIOUS FOR ME~

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#IOTD #ImageOfTheDay #497#DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Concept #Serious #Silly #JustBeautiful #MiniMentalVacay #SeriousEvent #EcuadorEarthquake #JeSuisEcuador #Coastal #HighMagnitude #DeathToll #Injured #RescueCrews #SearchForSurvivors #FuerzaEcuador

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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This should NEVER happen …. in ANY country!!


Vet1

~~November 1, 2014~~

THIS IS A SHAME …. THEY SERVED, COMPLETED THEIR DUTY … THEY ARE HEROES

Who are homeless veterans?

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) states that the nation’s homeless veterans are predominantly male, with roughly 8% being female. The majority are single; live in urban areas; and suffer from mental illness, alcohol and/or substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. About 12% of the adult homeless population are veterans.

Roughly 40% of all homeless veterans are African American or Hispanic, despite only accounting for 10.4% and 3.4% of the U.S. veteran population, respectively.

Homeless veterans are younger on average than the total veteran population. Approximately 9% are between the ages of 18 and 30, and 41% are between the ages of 31 and 50. Conversely, only 5% of all veterans are between the ages of 18 and 30, and less than 23% are between 31 and 50.

America’s homeless veterans have served in World War II, the Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq (OEF/OIF), and the military’s anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America. Nearly half of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam era. Two-thirds served our country for at least three years, and one-third were stationed in a war zone.

About 1.4 million other veterans, meanwhile, are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.

“As it appears in … “

http://nchv.org/index.php/news/media/background_and_statistics/

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

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

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 ~~GALLERY~~

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~Homeless Veteran Timelapse Transformation~

 

~Published on Nov 6, 2013~

May 24th, 2014 update on Jim: Over 210 days sober, dental care completely revamped, living on his own, paying his own bills.

We ALL are ONE!!

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#HomelessVeterans #FoodHousing #WorkHealthCare #Respect #ThankAVet

#DepartmentOfVeteransAffairs #VA #JimWolf #UnitedStatesArmy #ShouldNeverHappen #WarIsFutile

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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Gotta love Bernie … #4!!


~~October 16, 2014~~

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the longest serving independent in U.S. congressional history.

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~~Biography~~

Bernie Sanders was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history.

Born in 1941 in Brooklyn, Bernie was the younger of two sons in a modest-income family. After graduation from the University of Chicago in 1964, he moved to Vermont. Early in his career, Sanders was director of the American People’s Historical Society. Elected Mayor of Burlington by 10 votes in 1981, he served four terms. Before his 1990 election as Vermont’s at-large member in Congress, Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York.

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I would say “smart politician”

#BernieSandersIndependent #LongestServingIndependentMemberCongress

#EndChildhoodPoverty #HomelessStudentsAmerica

#ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex

~~GRAPHIC/INFO SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/senatorsanders

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At the end of the day …. don’t let the world make you hard!!


HardB

~~August 17, 2014~~ 

When we arrive on this world, we are connected to Source. We are like a blank page on a notebook. There’s nothing written there. There are no rules yet established. It’s like an empty CD. There’s innocence, all is good and pleasurable. No boundaries or limits are in place.

There’s intense love and purity.

How long does this stage last?

As soon as we realize what is around us, after the mother figure ceases to be the center of attention, that’s when the outside world starts invading our small inside “world”.

I remember when I first held Angelika, my oldest grandchild, in my forearm (that’s how tiny she was). I looked into those big, brown eyes and saw nothing but bright light and wonder. I didn’t want to let her go. I didn’t want to see her grow. I knew then that this couldn’t be. Of course, she would grow up and start making her way in her world. 

As we all walk along our path we have experiences that leave their marks in our self. There’s pain generated through some experiences. There’s mistrust generated also. We may become bitter because of this.

Try with all our might to still believe that this is a beautiful world.

That’s our mission. 

M

Keeping this mission, during the days that we are living, is proving to be difficult. How can we remain soft, avoid hate and bitterness? How can we remain soft when all that surrounds us can have no other effect but to make us hard?

We see greed, dishonesty, conflict, prejudice, disease, inequality, persecution, racism, bullying, poverty, hunger, conflicts, war, killing … on a daily basis, be it at “home” or around the world. Try as hard as you can …. keep the faith, continue your journey and believe. 

“Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”

K

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ( November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. His works such as Cat’s Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), and Breakfast of Champions (1973) blend satire,gallows humor, and science fiction. As a citizen he was a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a critical pacifist intellectual. He was known for his humanist beliefs and was honorary president of the American Humanist Association.

The New York Times headline at the time of Vonnegut’s passing called Vonnegut “the counterculture’s novelist”.

Eye

~~SOURCES~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Vonnegut

http://www.avclub.com/article/15-things-kurt-vonnegut-said-better-than-anyone-el-1858

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Easier said than done, I know … 

~~Angel of Hope~~

OMAR AKRAM 

~~Uploaded on Dec 4, 2008~~

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We ALL are ONE!!

“A Message to Humanity” …. a new one for me!!


~~July 20, 2014~~

Stop fighting over who created the world and fight against the people who are destroying it.

PEACEColTogether

There are so many wrong things happening in our world today. 

Armed conflicts, wars, willful destruction of our environment and resources, decay of institutions of power and order, abuse, persecution, poverty, hate. Social, economic and environmental issues that affect all. 

Coex

It is essential that human beings understand the primary cause of the destruction of our world.

Because we are the only living beings who act against nature, mass consciousness of this psychological issue is fundamental, for this is what gives origin to all our other problems – social, economic, ecological, etc. Our unconscious Inversion causes us to choose destruction rather than health and well being. Without an understanding of this psychological reality, we can do nothing to save ourselves. Our destructive technology has been developed to such a degree that we are today on the brink of destroying ourselves and our planet.

This is why it is urgent for individuals and organizations to cooperate in helping to preserve life and civilization — governments, schools, churches, media outlets, NGOs, community and activist groups and all other people of good will must collaborate if we’re to have any chance of saving our world.

Co2

~~SOURCES~~

http://www.stopna.org/

http://smallactofkindness.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/stop-fighting-over-who-created-the-world-and-fight-against-the-people-who-are-destroying-it/

War is burning our planet.

PP2World2

~~A MESSAGE FOR ALL OF HUMANITY~~   

~~Published on Aug 20, 2013~~

This video was created to raise your awareness on the conservation of our planet. No copyright infringement intended. All rights belong to their respective owners.

FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. 

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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