Google Doodle for today …. “Celebrating the Man Behind the Rainbow Flag … Gilbert Baker …. “!!


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~~June 2, 2017~~ 

THANK YOU, GILBERT

Baker passed away last year at the age of 65.

Today, he would have turned 66.

Google on Friday, June 2,  used its latest Doodle to celebrate American artist and gay rights activist Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow flag that has become a symbol of pride for LGBTQ individuals around the world.

Baker made his way from Kansas to San Francisco with the U.S. Army.

After leaving the military, Baker taught himself to sew and volunteered his skills to make protest banners for the city’s gay community.

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In 1978, influential gay leader Harvey Milk challenged Baker to create a new symbol for activists to rally around. The most widely used icon at the time was the pink triangle, reclaimed from the symbol used during World War II to identify gay prisoners being held in Nazi concentration camps.

While it may have been a potent symbol of common suffering and struggle, Baker wanted to create something more positive and celebratory to bind the growing LGBT movement together.

The first rainbow flag Baker put together with volunteers in the attic of the Gay Community Center included eight differently colored horizontal stripes with their own meaning. After Milk’s assassination later that year, demand for the flag exploded and the limited availability of some fabric meant reducing the number of stripes to today’s six.

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http://time.com/4802639/google-doodle-rainbow-flag-lgbt-lgbtq/

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~~Google Doodle For Today~~

Gilbert Baker

~~Published on Jun 1, 2017~~

June 2, 2017

Gilbert Baker’s 66th Birthday

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At the end of the day …. “The ugly history of the Star-Spangled Banner …. did you know?”!!


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~~September 4, 2016~~ 

HISTORY BEHIND THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

I find it very interesting how, when any event takes place, I like to go back and look for the history behind it.

Why did the event take place?

Colin Kaepernick’s statement is such a situation for me.

I’m not a football fan. I’d never heard of Kaepernick.

I sure know about him now!

I have been following the stories about excessive force in law enforcement events since Trayvon Martin’s death. It really came to my full attention with Michael Brown’s death.

Since then, I’ve been up on follow up events, situations and details.

I followed Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile … many  more in between and many after.

I consider myself to be a fair, balanced individual.

There’s no doubt in my mind that these are instances of excessive police force.

Rather than de-escalation, it’s escalation.

It’s more prevalent within the African-American population.

This is the message that Keapernick is trying to bring to the forefront.

Seems to me he’s done a good job at calling attention to this matter.

Here’s some history behind that national anthem.

Did you know?

I didn’t.

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The Forgotten Verses of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Do you know all the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner”?

Many people have difficulty memorizing the lyrics of the first verse of this song, which is commonly performed at sports events and other public gatherings. But did you know that there are three additional verses that we almost never hear?

In 1814, the poet and lyricist Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” originally known as “Defense of Fort M’Henry.” During the War of 1812, Key witnessed the attacks on Baltimore and wrote the words based on his experiences this night. These lyrics were printed in local newspapers and set to the tune of an existing song called “Anacreon in Heaven,” and then officially arranged by John Philip Sousa. Key’s famous lyrics entered the world as a broadside ballad, or a song written on a topical subject, and printed for wide distribution.

More than a century later, in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an executive order designating “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem, and in 1931, the US Congress confirmed the decision. The tune has kicked off ceremonies of national importance and athletic events ever since.

While the first verse of “The Star-Spangled Banner” is widely known by the American public, the last three verses are generally omitted in performances.

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For full read and lyrics

http://blog.dictionary.com/star-spangled-banner/

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

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~Nine Things You May Not Know About “The Star-Spangled Banner”~

Francis Scott Key intended his verses to be song lyrics, not poetry

Key was not imprisoned on a British warship when he penned his verses

The flag Key “hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming” did not fly “through the perilous fight”

The song was not originally entitled “The Star-Spangled Banner”

(“Defense of Fort M’Henry”)

It did not become the national anthem until more than a century after it was written

The national anthem has four verses

Key opposed American entry into the War of 1812

Key was a consummate Washington insider

Key was a one-hit wonder who might have been tone deaf

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

http://www.history.com/news/9-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-star-spangled-banner

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~Colin Kaepernick and the ugly history of the Star-Spangled Banner~

~Published on Aug 30, 2016~

A new National Anthem is really needed

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To start the day …. “The Emperor has no B*lls …. “!!


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~~August 19, 2016~~ 

THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES

WARNING

GRAPHIC IMAGES

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I must say that I’m sorry you have to wake up to this, if you haven’t seen it already.

It’s always been said that if one is ready to dish it out, one has to be ready to take it.

Or, if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Some time yesterday afternoon, I received continued “beeps” on my cell.

Nude statues of the “donald” were popping up everywhere.

I kept following the story and found out what happened.

It’s included below.

~DISCLAIMER~

There’s no intention to offend.

It is what it is ….

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Naked Donald Trump Statues Populate American Cities

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An anarchist collective distributed the life-size likenesses in very public locations
In New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Cleveland, life-size statues of Donald Trump in the nude stand in public. They were placed there by the anarchist collective Indecline, which among other projects has also glued the names of black men killed by police officers onto blank stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Trump project is titled after a genital omission each statue shares, “The Emperor Has No Balls.” It’s an escalation of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 parable about a ruler so overconfident that he believes he’s wearing the world’s finest clothes, even when parading in the nude through his realm, beneath “his splendid canopy” — until a child breaks his delusion.

The artist who constructed the statues goes by the name Ginger and is a regular keynote speaker at haunted house conventions.

He told the Washington Post,

“When the Indecline organization approached me, it was all because of my monster-making abilities.”

According to the Post, he spent 25 hours weekly since receiving the commission in April, and worked through 300 pounds of clay and silicone, to construct the statues.

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

Naked Donald Trump Statues Populate American Cities

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

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TIME Magazine Online

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

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~~VIDEOS SOURCE~~

http://www.thisisindecline.com

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~~Nude Trump Statues Pop Up In US Cities~~

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~~Published on Aug 18, 2016~~

On Thursday, August 18, a number of nude Donald Trump statues popped up in cities across the country – and they got a lot of attention from passersby.

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A video of the process seems to show at one stage there was a human model

~~The Emperor Has No Balls~~

~~Published on Aug 18, 2016~~

http://www.thisisindecline.com
Artist: Ginger
Original Score: Ryder Reynolds

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #312 …. “If you’re going to San Francisco”!!


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~~August 22, 2015~~ 

SAN FRANCISCO

If you’re going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you’re going to San Francisco
You’re gonna meet some gentle people there

For those who come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there
In the streets of San Francisco
Gentle people with flowers in their hair

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San Francisco Partial Lyrics

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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!”’

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At the end of the day …. “Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993”!!


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~~March 28, 2015~~

It seems that I can’t get this topic off my mind. It’s been circulating in many major news outlets. There has been a huge outcry about this action taken by the Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence. It has become the law of their state.

This is poised to affect the rights of the LGBTQ community living in the state.

One wonders where it will all stop. Who will be the next minority affected: Jews, Latinos, African American?

Arkansas is preparing to take action and also make this the law of their state.

Where will it stop?

After much progress has been attained where 37 states have declared acceptance of marriage equality and 13 states are left to have nationwide marriage equality, Indiana is the first state to make it legal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

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The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, Pub. L. No. 103-141, 107 Stat. 1488 (November 16, 1993), codified at 42 U.S.C. § 2000bb through 42 U.S.C. § 2000bb-4 (also known as RFRA), is a 1993 United States federal law aimed at preventing laws that substantially burden a person’s free exercise of religion.

The bill was introduced by Congressman Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on March 11, 1993 and passed by a unanimous U.S. House and a near unanimous U.S. Senate with three dissenting votes and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton.

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

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On Thursday, March 26, 2015,  Indiana governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law, and some celebrities, politicians, and journalists — including Miley Cyrus, Ashton Kutcher, and Hillary Clinton, just to name a few — are absolutely outraged. They say the law is a license to discriminate against gay people.

Meanwhile, activists are calling for a boycott. The CEO of SalesForce, a company that does business in China, is pulling out of Indiana. The NCAA has expressed concern about holding events there in the future. And the city of San Francisco is banning taxpayer-funded travel to the state.

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

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/indianas-religious-freedom-restoration-act-explained_900641.html

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~~Rachel Maddow Rips Pence~~

~~Published on Mar 28, 2015~~

News and politics

This law has the distinction of making Indiana the first state to move overtly, wholesale, on purpose to legalize and say the state approves of businesses refusing to service people on the basis of sexual orientation …. or anything else your religion encourages you to discriminate on the basis of.

Now

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

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When you assume …. you know what happens!

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BRUCE LEE …. Awesome tattoo!!


~~June 9, 2014~~ 

Jeet Kune Do

The Way of the Intercepting Fist

Bruce Lee (was born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) is widely considered as the father of mixed martial arts. He was a Hong Kong American martial artistHong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen.

He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films.

Lee was born in Chinatown, San Francisco on 27 November 1940 to parents from Hong Kong and was raised in Kowloon with his family until his late teens. He was introduced to the film industry by his father and appeared in several films as a child actor. Lee moved to the United States at the age of 18 to receive his higher education, at the University of Washington, and it was during this time that he began teaching martial arts.

His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, sparking a surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West in the 1970s. The direction and tone of his films changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in Hong Kong and the rest of the world.

He is noted for his roles in five feature-length films: Lo Wei‘s The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Lee; Warner Brothers‘ Enter the Dragon (1973) and The Game of Death (1973), both directed by Robert Clouse.[10] Lee became an iconic figure known throughout the world, particularly among the Chinese, as he portrayed Chinese nationalism in his films. He initially trained in Wing Chun and Boxing, but later rejected well-defined martial art styles, favoring instead the use of techniques from various sources, in the spirit of his personal martial arts philosophy, which he dubbed Jeet Kune Do (The Way of the Intercepting Fist). Lee held dual nationality of Hong Kong and the United States.

He died in Kowloon Tong on 20 July 1973 at the age of 32.

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~~SOURCES~~

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

http://whowasbrucelee.com/category/quotes/page/27/

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~~Top 10 Bruce Lee Moments~~

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~~Published on Jul 10, 2013~~

He’s a legend for a reason.

To commemorate an anniversary of Bruce Lee’s death on July 20th 1973,http://www.WatchMojo.com has decided to honor the icon by counting down the top 10 Bruce Lee moments.

~~WHAT AN AWESOME WAY OF HONORING HIM~~

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