At the end of the day …. “We’ve Started Celebrating Halloween”!!


 
~~October 24, 2015~~

NEW LOOK FOR HALLOWEEN

We just started our way back home.

It’s 1 1/2 drive back to Apopka.

We were celebrating with great friends.

My first time ever carving a pumpkin.

Must say it was fun!

There were prizes!

I was happily surprise with 2nd place!

Awesome!

It will be quite late when we get home.

I won’t have time or energy to write my last post.

I’m writing in the car.

This post will be short and sweet.

Good night to one and all!!

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At the end of the day .… “The Black Mambas anti-poaching group in Africa”!!


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~~September 14, 2015~~ 

CHAMPIONS OF THE EARTH

Majority Female Ranger Unit from South Africa Wins Top UN Environmental Prize

The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, a South African and majority-women ranger group, has been announced as one of the winners of the United Nation’s top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award.

With this award, in the Inspiration and Action category, UNEP is recognizing the rapid and impressive impact The Black Mamba Unit has made in combating poaching and the courage required to accomplish it.

UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said, “Community-led initiatives are crucial to combatting the illegal wildlife trade and the Black Mambas highlight the importance and effectiveness of local knowledge and commitment.”

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“Their many successes are a result of their impressive courage and determination to make a difference in their community. The Black Mambas are an inspiration not only locally, but across the world to all those working to eliminate the scourge of the illegal wildlife trade.”

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Since being founded in 2013, the 26-member unit has also helped arrest six poachers, reduced snaring by 76 per cent, removed over 1,000 snares and put 5 poachers’ camps and 2 bush meat kitchens out of action.

The area that they protect, the Balule Private Game Reserve, is home to an abundance of wildlife – including not only rhino but leopards, lions, elephants, cheetahs and hippos. It is part of the Greater Kruger National Park, a network of over 2 million hectares of protected areas that is home to thousands of birds, impalas, giraffes, wildebeest, buffalos, antelopes, hyenas, crocodiles, fish and zebras.

Protecting the rhino is vital in South Africa, where 1,215 rhinos were killed in 2014 alone. This is an increase of over 12,000 percent since 2004 and symptomatic of a devastating epidemic that has pushed the rhino closer to the edge of extinction.

Leitah Mkhabela, a member of the Black Mamba rangers, said:

“I am not afraid, I know what I am doing and I know why I am doing it. If you see the poachers you tell them not to try, tell them we are here and it is they who are in danger.”

“Animals deserve to live they have a right to live.

Do your part.

When demand ends, the killing will end.

Say yes to life.

Say no to illegal rhino horn and elephant ivory.”

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Their difficult, intense and dangerous work both within and outside the park fundamentally undermines the international poaching syndicates that threaten to wipe out populations of rhino and elephant in the wild.

The award, to be presented in New York on the 27 September 2015, is in acknowledgment of this fierce, practical courage.

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http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2015/09/majority-female-ranger-unit-from-south-africa-wins-top-un-environmental-prize-2/

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~UN Says Anti-Poaching Group Are Champions Of The Earth~

~Published on Sep 10, 2015~

The Black Mamba anti-poaching group in Africa just received the UN’s Champions of the Earth Award for Inspiration and Action. The group, composed mostly of women, patrols the Balule Private Game Reserve in South Africa, dissembling snares, looking for poachers and avoiding wildlife.

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~Champions of the Earth 2014~

~Published on Feb 18, 2015~

Passion. Action. Hope.

Last year’s 2014 Laureates offered these virtues in spades … and offered an optimistic outlook on the future of the environment.

Now is the time to nominate those who inspire you see a better future as well.

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To start the day …. “A New Kind of Prom Date”!!


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~~May 8, 2015~~ 

This gives me hope.

There seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. There’s hope in the young generation.

Maybe there won’t be any issue with them and being gay will be as accepted as being left-handed.

Dare I hope? I wish I was there to witness it.

HortyRex©

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Grab a tissue and watch this tearjerker video of Ellen hosting the two male high school students – one gay, one straight – who are going to their prom together because they’re best friends.

Anthony Martinez didn’t have a date for the prom. What his straight friend Jacob Lescenski did about that surprised everyone.

Ellen knew she had to hear their incredible story.

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“You’re hella gay, I’m hella str8, but you’re like my brother so be my d8!,” Jacob wrote on a sign happily held by friends.

Those friends and many more rented a bus to join Anthony and Jacob on Wednesday on “The Ellen Show,” where Ellen DeGeneres interviewed the best friends and commended them for being great role models.

She also handed each of them a $10,000 check for their education, to help reinforce and show the world that gay or straight, nothing beats friendship.

Grab a tissue and watch this awesome video!

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Ellen DeGeneres had a generous surprise in store this week for the gay-straight “couple” whose colorful proposal went viral last week in the blogosphere.

DeGeneres rewarded Jacob Lescenski and Anthony Martinez, who are juniors at the Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a check for $10,000 each for the headline-making gesture.

“I just wanted to say I know that there are some schools out there that don’t support this and wouldn’t allow this to happen and it’s really a shame because prom is very important to a lot of people,”

she gushed in the interview, video of which can be found.

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Lescenski, who is straight, revealed that he was initially apprehensive after he learned that the openly gay Martinez had a crush on him.

Still, the two struck up a seemingly unlikely friendship.

“At first I was kinda scared,” he said in the interview. “I didn’t support gay rights then, but I also wasn’t against them … [but] Anthony, actually, was the reason that I began to support gay rights. He’s such a convincing person, he can convince anyone of anything. He’s such a great speaker.”

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

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~~A New Kind of Prom Date~~

~~Published on Apr 30, 2015~~

Anthony Martinez didn’t have a date for the prom. What his straight friend Jacob Lescenski did about that surprised everyone. Ellen knew she had to hear their incredible story.

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