IOTD …. “✊🏽 Images of the Day, Very Special Edition …. International Women’s Day ✊🏽 …. “!!


~~March 8, 2018~~ 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

The tradition began with the first National Women’s Day in 1909 and its roots are in campaigning for better pay and voting rights.

What is this year’s theme?
The theme this year is #PressforProgress.

The website says:

“We can’t be complacent. Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity.

“A strong call to #PressforProgress. A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.”

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

VERY INTERESTING ARTICLE

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/happy-international-womens-day-2018-12142081

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March 8 is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women

The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women’s network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women’s Day.

Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,” says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem.

Thus International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action – whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for well over a century – and continues to grow from strength to strength.

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

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/About

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~~International Women’s Day 2018 #PressforProgress~~

~~Published on Mar 7, 2018~~

At Bendigo Bank we are proud to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay.

March 8 is a day to celebrate the wonderful women in your life and remember that change begins with you.

#PressforProgress #IWD18

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Composite Photo …. “🇵🇷 Honoring my country, Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 …. ‘Proud Boricua Woman’ …. “!!


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~~February 14, 2018~

HONORING PUERTO RICO

Some of you may know, others not.

I am a fan of tattoos, having a few of them myself.

I’m also Puerto Rican, born and raised, living in the mainland.

Since September 20, 2017, when Hurricane María battered and almost flattened my country, my personal feelings have come to the surface.

My heart and soul ache for Puerto Rico.

Yesterday, I visited my tattoo artist.

I had an idea in my mind but Stacy showed me her idea and this is what she came up with.

I instantly fell in love with this image.

This is a proud Boricua woman, holding her head up high, ready to hold her stand and give the good fight. This happens in Puerto Rico every minute of every day.

The fortitude of the Puerto Rican woman has been tested during the trying times since the hurricane. 

There are still some details and colors to be added to the artwork.

I wanted to share this with you today.

 More will follow when completed.

HortyRex©

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Tencha, you rock!

That looks like a Puerto Rican statue of liberty on steroids.

💟 💟 💟

Comes to mind the last part of “En La Brecha“, de José de Diego.

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My Facebook friend saw the image and commented as noted above.

I asked her about “En La Brecha” and here it is.

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~En La Brecha~
Poema

José de Diego
¡Ah desgraciado si el dolor te abate,
si el cansancio tus miembros entumece!
Haz como el árbol seco: reverdece
y como el germen enterrado: late.

Resurge, alienta, grita, anda, combate,
vibra, ondula, retruena, resplandece …
Haz como el río con la lluvia: ¡Crece!
Y como el mar contra la roca: ¡Bate!

De la tormenta al iracundo empuje,
no has de balar, como el cordero triste,
sino rugir, como la fiera ruge.

¡Levántate!, ¡Revuélvete!, ¡Resiste!
Haz como el toro acorralado: ¡Muge!
O como el toro que no muge: ¡Embiste!

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Ellen DeGeneres is Celebrating her 60th Birthday …. “💫 Messages for her …. and a Wish from her 💫 …. “!!


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~~February 3, 2018~~

ELLEN DEGENERES

… a wish for acceptance and kindness for all …

Ellen happens to be one of my favorite people in the world

She had her 60th birthday last Friday, January 26.

She’s an amazing human being.

Her awesome celebration came to a close on today’s show.

Many of her friends wished her the happiest of days.

Hoping many more happy years for you, Ellen!!

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@TaylorSwift13 @TomHanks @HillaryClinton @TiffanyHaddish @prattprattpratt @Eminem @Diddy @StephenAtHome @RealHughJackman @MsSarahPaulson @AllisonBJanney

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“WHERE’S MY DAMN CAKE?”

At the end of the show, she asked for her birthday cake.

Leave it to her to make the moment unforgettable by making a wish and asking all of us for something special.

Take a look … this video says it all!

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#EllenDeGeneres #EllenDeGeneresShow #Celebrating60thBirthday #Surprise #SpecialGitfs #Memories #EllenLeeDeGeneres #January26 #AmericanComedian, #TelevisionHost #Actress #Writer #Producer #LookingBack #AmazingAchievements #AmericasFunniestPerson #Kindness #BeKindToOneAnother

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~~Ellen Makes a Wish for Her 60th Birthday~~

~~Published on Feb 2, 2018~~

Ellen wrapped up her 60th birthday with Portia and a wish for acceptance and kindness for all.

The Ellen Show

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‘Sound Of Silence’ Begins To Play …. “🇫🇷 French figure skaters Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres 🇫🇷 …. “!!


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~~January 22, 2018~~ 

FIGURE SKATING AT ITS BEST

… because we need beautiful, inspiring things in our lives.

Enjoy their performance. It’s beyond inspiring, soothing and amazing!

I love their song choice!

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When French figure skaters Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres teamed up to vie for first place in the International Skating Union’s World Team Trophy 2017 competition in Japan, they blew away the competition and left fans marveling at their routine.

The duo have developed a bond on the ice that allows Vanessa to completely trust Morgan when he is flipping and spinning her around. The two are able to incorporate amazing partner work in their routines because of this.

For the competition in Japan, they skated to Disturbed’s rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic hit “The Sound of Silence.” Their synchronized skating and perfectly performed stunts matched magically to the music.

The mellow, almost eerie song coupled with their all black costumes lend a melancholy feel to what actually is a vibrant and stunning ice skating routine.

Their initial spinning jump is executed perfectly in tandem.

~SOURCE~

http://faithtap.com

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~Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres~

FS 2017 World Team Trophy

~Published on Apr 22, 2017~

Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres Free skating World Team Trophy 2017 Tokyo

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OPRAH …. “🏆 Intro and Powerful Speech …. Golden Globes 2018 🏆 …. “!!


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~~January 8, 2018~~ 

THEIR TIME IS UP

MAGNIFICENCE!! 

 ~Annual Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement~

I’ve always admired her. I followed her when she had her TV show. Her movies, her OWN Network.

So deserving of this award.

Listen and watch the introduction and her powerful speech.

The video speaks for itself.

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~Full Transcript of Oprah’s Inspirational Golden Globes Speech~

Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Golden Globes‘ annual Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement, and gave a powerful acceptance speech during Sunday night’s ceremony. She was introduced by Reese Witherspoon, who compared their time together on the set of A Wrinkle in Time to a master class at Harvard Business School and a spiritual retreat all in one.

“Oprah’s hugs could end wars, solve world peace,” Witherspoon joked.

Once Winfrey took the stage, she delivered an inspirational, uplifting speech which discussed race and gender and the fight for equality. She also told the story of Recy Taylor, a woman who fought for justice in the Jim Crow era after she was raped.

“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men,” Winfrey said, bringing the audience to its feet.

“But their time is up.

Their time is up.”

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~~TRANSCRIPT~~ 

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/film-tv/a14551183/oprah-winfrey-golden-globes-speech-transcript/

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~Oprah’s POWERFUL Speech Golden Globes 2018~

~~Published on Jan 7, 2018~~

Oprah’s speech Golden Globe 2018

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WordPress Update …. “🧐 We’re Updating our Privacy Policy 🧐 …. “!!


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~~December 18, 2017~~ 

QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS

ASKING FOR YOUR INPUT AND THOUGHTS 

Several weeks ago, I received an email from WordPress announcing to the fact that they are updating their privacy policies.

I guess I was living my life when a blogger friend mentioned something about this. This friend was concerned and was even considering closing her website.

Ah! This made me take notice and look at the email itself in more detail. I must say I’m not too good in this department, hence I would like to post this and request thoughts from any other blogger friends who may stop here and help me in this quandary.

Should I simply accept their new policy or should I also consider closing my ‘spot’?

I thank, in advance, anyone who may feel inclined to help this fellow blogger along.

Here’s the info …

HortyRex©

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Howdy Horty,

As part of our commitment to privacy and transparency, we’re updating our Privacy Policy.

We want to give you more information about how we collect and use personal information – in a more organized and readable format. You are receiving this email because you have a WordPress.​com account, hrexach, for the sites you’re managing.

Our updated Privacy Policy is here:

https://en.blog.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/updated-privacy-policy/

Our blog post explaining the changes in more detail is here:

https://en.blog.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/updated-privacy-policy/

 FAQ for you about the policy here:

https://en.support.wordpress.com/privacy-policy-changes-faq/

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And it ends with this nice statement: 

You don’t need to take any action. Our new Privacy Policy will go into effect on January 3, 2018, and by continuing to use our services on or after January 3, 2018 you’ll be consenting to the new Privacy Policy.

Thank you!

Your Friends at Automattic

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Carmen Yulín Cruz …. “🇵🇷 Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 …. and Stephen Colbert …. AWESOME!!


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~~November 30, 2017~~

CARMEN YULIN CRUZ

~VISITS STEPHEN COLBERT~

I didn’t know anything about this woman before Hurricane María battered my country, Puerto Rico

The first images I saw from my country, after the hurricane, showed her working, wading through flood waters, calling on her constituents. Since then, I’ve heard people disparage her real intent. Yet, to me, she has been to voice for my country. She keeps the spotlight on the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. Will she benefit from this?

I don’t know and I don’t care … as long as Puerto Rico’s crisis remains in the forefront rather than a back burner.

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~VISITS STEPHEN COLBERT~

It’s been two months since Hurricane María all but destroyed much of Puerto Rico. And it’s been more than a month or so since most late-night comics ran out of material about Drumpf blaming these American citizens for their own misfortune, whipping paper towels at them like he was trying to win a stuffed animal at the fair, and his administration awarding a sweetheart deal to a tiny energy firm with no experience and two full-time employees that just so happened to be from the hometown of Drumpf’s Interior Secretary and financed by a major Drumpf donor to fix the island’s power grid.

Stephen Colbert took some time on Wednesday’s Late Show, November 29, to let San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz both thank the American people for their continued help and goodwill in the disaster’s aftermath, and to use her time there to continue her criticism of Trump’s characteristic lack of both.

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

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~FOLLOW STEPHEN COLBERT~

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~~Trump’s Tax Bill Will Hurt Puerto Rico~~

Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz

~~Published on Nov 30, 2017~~

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz explains how Puerto Rico could be negatively impacted by Trump’s proposed tax plan.

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” inducted San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz into its “Trump Attacked Me On Twitter” Hall of Fame on Wednesday night, November 29,
Cruz was bestowed the honor following her feud with President Donald Trump, which began when she criticized the federal response to Hurricane Maria’s destruction in Puerto Rico.
In accepting the award, Cruz continued with her criticism of Trump.

She called him a “bully” and mocked his almost daily Twitter meltdowns.
“That gentleman that took the Twitter account for 11 minutes should be nominated to the Nobel Peace Prize,” said Cruz.

“I hope he’s a better golf player than he is a president, because he surely isn’t a good president,” she added.

Cruz noted that being attacked by the president was “a badge of courage” because it meant she was “different to him” and actually cared about people.

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~FOLLOW CARMEN YULIN CRUZ~

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Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Joins The ‘Trump Attacked Me On Twitter’ Hall Of Fame

~~Published on Nov 29, 2017~~

The ‘Nasty to Trump’ Mayor of San Juan gets an unexpected honor!

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‘What About Us? …. “🌸🎼🌸  P!nk’s new Captivating, Mesmerizing Video …. The Song for The Times 🌸🎼🌸 …. “!!


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~~August 28, 2017~~ 

WHAT ABOUT US?

I’ve heard this song playing on the radio.

It was’t until last night’s VMA Awards and today that I went searching for the video. P!nk has always had serious, impacting messages to share in her songs.

This is another example at a time when it’s most needed.

A protest song!

HortyRex©

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What About Us” is a song by American singer and songwriter Pink. It was written by P!nk, Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid, with production handled by Mac. The song was released through RCA Records on August 10, 2017, as the lead single from P!nk’s upcoming seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma (2017).

“What About Us” is described as an emotional club ballad and dance floor anthem with pounding drums and an array of synthesizers. The song has also been described as a protest song.

~Wikipedia~

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~~What About Us?~~

Official Video

~~Published on Aug 16, 2017~~

P!nk’s new single “What About Us” out now!

Pre-order new album ‘Beautiful Trauma‘.

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Visit Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 Honest Government Advertisement … This is for Real 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~July 11, 2017~~ 

AMERICA’S FAVORITE TERRITORY

… OR RATHER COLONY!

This is my country, as many of you well know.

This is the place where I was born and raised.

It’s no secret that Puerto Rico has been going through quite the rough patch since the American invasion in 1898.

However, fast-forward to the present and catch a glimpse of the Island’s current reality.

Always remember, there’s truth in yest! 

I will soon be working on the Hawaii video which the creators mentioned in their article.

My heart bleeds for my country!

HortyRex©

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~Hola amigos, here is our latest Honest Government Ad~

After the Visit Hawai’ i video, SO many Boricuas asked us to make one about the current situation in Puerto Rico; I’ve never received so many requests for a video – so we just had to do it!

I was fortunate to be able to chat and consult with a dozen of them over the past month, men and women of various ages … and whilst they had different views on statehood vs independence, they all agreed on one thing:

that Puerto Rico is a US colony.

That’s why I decided to focus on this (rather than weigh in on the subject of political status, which is for Boricuas to decide).

I hope you enjoy it.

 Giordano & Team

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

https://thejuicemedia.com/honest-government-advert-visit-puerto-rico/

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I spent way too long creating this image for the Visit Puerto Rico/Honest Government Advert I’m currently making.

May as well make a post out of it.

Sidenote: Learning about Puerto Rico’s situation has been farking infuriating

~Solidarity with all Boricua~

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~~Visit Puerto Rico~~

Honest Government Ad

~~Published on Jul 3, 2017~~

The US Government just released this tourism ad for Puerto Rico and it’s surprisingly honest and informative.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. “Image of the Day …. Special Edition …. Wepa Woman = Wonder Woman …. “!!


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~~June 19, 2017~~

WEPA WOMAN

WEPA

A word of jubilation that is uttered by mainly Hispanics, especially within the Puerto Rican community. It normally is yelled at high volumes in a nasal manner, especially after something that is celebrated.

“Wepa” normally means, “All right! Good job! Congratulations! Yeah!”

~SOURCE~

http://www.urbandictionary.com

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Combine ‘WEPA’ with woman and you have the epitome of a Puerto Rican female.

‘Then God said let there be smart, sexy beautiful and bossy women so he made Puerto Rican women.”

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