Humanitarian Award – in Memory of Nelson Mandela


I am creating this award in memory of Nelson Mandela.

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The Rules:

  1. To be eligible for this award, a blogger must blog about the importance of One World, One Family of Mankind, and One Love.
  2. Recipients should Nominate 5 people who have demonstrated through their writing a love of the Human Family that encompasses all without regard for differences.
  3. Give credit and thanks to the person who passes the award to you.

The first 5 nominees for this award are:

  1. Dr. Rex
  2. godtisx
  3. quiall
  4. elfkat
  5. moviesofthesoul

Please pass it on!

Awards Galore!


Petitemagique nominated me for 5 — count ‘em FIVE! — awards. I am so grateful that she thinks so highly of me.

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imagineAward

PeaceandJusticeAward

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WordpressFamilyAward

7 things about me for the Versatile Blogger Award

  1. I love to read poetry
  2. I love mint chocolate chip ice cream
  3. I love to play with my grandchildren
  4. I photograph EVERYTHING
  5. I have to have a flower garden
  6. Music is the soundtrack of my life
  7. I am always cold.  Except in the Bahamas.  I like the Bahamas

The WordPress Family Award (created by l Shauny–> http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/)

Shauny’s words: This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I start this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award. Thank you, Shaun @ http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

Rules:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your wordpress experience and family

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them

5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people that have taken you as a friend, and spread the love

My nominees:

  1. Juiseppi B
  2. Bill Hayes
  3. Inside the mind of Isadora
  4. RichardMax22
  5. Mtphotoii
  6. paul f lenzi
  7. Xena
  8. The Blazing Trail
  9. RadiatingBlossom
  10. Al
  11. Lexa
  12. Transcending Borders Blog
  13. Wordifull Melanie
  14. Valzart
  15. Deodatta Shenai-Khatkhate
  16. SoicalAwarness2013

So, I would like to ask all of you to accept The Peace and Justice Award from me and make a post with this award about sharing a bit of kindness and peace with the world.

Write a poem, share photo’s or quotes, whatever. Just show a little love!

Of course you can use the normal rules in your blog posts and nominate your friends.

Here are the rules:

This award was created to honor WordPress bloggers who support Peace and Justice throughout the world and who are against Racism, Bigotry, Anger and Hatred. It is the for the Heroes and the Sheroes who believe in One World and All People of all Races, Sexes, Religions, Creeds and Cultures Living in Harmony.

It is my hope that recipients of this award will feel proud to know their hard work for Peace and Justice has been recognized by their fellow bloggers.

~~Rules~~

Recipients should frequently write about Peace, Justice, Love — the goodness in the world, or putting goodness in the world.
Recipients may also frequently call attention to the bigotry or racism that happens in the world.
Link back to whomever nominated you and, since this is about goodness, politely thank them.
Spread the love to whomever and however many you believe deserve it!

Dual Awards


Today I received a surprise from Dr Rex

She was kind enough to award me two wonderful awards at the same time.

What is The Imagine Award?

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“The Imagine Award” is an award created by Jenn Mulherin (who is the writer of the blog “My Fibrotastic Life!”) in October of 2013. This award was made in order to recognize the bloggers who express their passion and dedication towards their blogs through their creativity.

How is creativity found in a blog?

Just like beauty, creativity is in the eye of the beholder. There are many unique ways which bloggers can express their creativity. Creativity can be displayed through:

Words (such as writing fictional stories or real life experiences, poetry, quotes, using metaphors, etc.)
Pictures (this can include photos, comics, computer-drawn pictures, etc.)
Videos
The layout of the blog page
The degree of creativity is one of the qualities in a blog which not only draws more readers, but it shows how much the blogger cares about their blog. The caretaking of a blog is like taking care of a plant. In order to keep it healthy and growing, you need to feed the blog with your ideas and give it a lot of love.

If I am nominated for The Imagine Award … then what??

In your post which is dedicated to your award…

Copy and paste the award to your post.
Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog page to your post.
List 3-5 things about the nominator’s blog that you like (which you think are very creative).
Nominate 5 other bloggers/blogs which you think display a fantastic use of creativity and imagination.
Notify your nominees.
Copy and paste The Imagine Award to your blog page.
*If you decline The Imagine Award, that is okay, but please pass the award to a blog that you find to be very creative.

Source: http://myfibrotasticlife.com/the-imagine-award/

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Glorialana and her daughter created a special gift for you, my brother and sister, from the sequins and needles.

Meet our Happy Unicorn! He becomes your talisman and reminder about our family.

Dr Rex also nominated me for the WordPress Family Award

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Dr Rex says:

“We all are connected and WordPress has created this platform where we can come and visit. We share stories, experiences information. We feel the warmth of other like-minded people.”

~~From the award’s creator .. SHAUN GIBSON~~

“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I started this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before.

This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award.

Thank you, Shaun @ http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

Rules:

Display the award logo on your blog.

Link back to the person who nominated you. (No Point I am doing this, as I made the award)

Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your wordpress experience and family

Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them

That is it. Just please pick 10 people that have taken you as a friend, and spread the love.

I altered the rules. I’m combining these two awards because this is the way I received them.

The bloggers that I’m nominating for these dual awards are:

  1. busymindthinking
  2. Crowing Crone Joss
  3. Quarteracrelifestyle
  4. petitemagique
  5. The Wine Wankers
  6. Ashi Akira’s Blog

HAPPY BLOGGING!!

The World has lost Nelson Mandala


Nelson Mandala

Nelson Mandela

 

We have lost a great humanitarian today. Nelson Mandela spent twenty seven years in jail. He was jailed for his ideas on peace and freedom for the people of South Africa. He was the first President of South Africa. He wrote books concerning peace and freedom. Mr. Mandela was ninety five years old. May you rest in peace. Thank you for all you did for the disenfranchized.

Mr. Nelson Mandala in 2008

Mr. Nelson Mandela in 2008

 

The South African people and the entire world has lost a great humanitarian. We need to pick up his words and ideals and carry on for him. If all of us who believe in peace and freedom do one extra act of peace in his memory, he will never be forgotten.

 

Senate Fails to Vote


Senate Fails to Vote on Military Sexual Assault Bill

by CARMEN RIOS on Nov 22, 2013  1:00 PM1 Comment

After hours of debate, the Senate failed to vote yesterday on the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA). Introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), MJIA would move the decision of whether to prosecute sexual assault cases out of the chain-of-command and give it to independent, objective, trained military prosecutors.

Six in ten Americans support letting independent prosecutors decide whether to prosecute sexual assault cases in the U.S. militaryaccording to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll. Support is equally divided between men and women, and majorities of Republicans and Democrats also support taking sexual assault cases outside the chain of command. The Feminist Majority urged the Senate to take up MJIA last week.

MJIA would amend the National Defense Appropriations Act (NDAA), but Senate Republicans – using the filibuster – blocked MJIA from coming to a vote on the floor yesterday. There was also no vote on NDAA. The Senate then headed into a two-week recess.

Media Resources: ABC News 11/19/13

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Rape statistics

Rape statistics

Rape is not a sexual act. It is an act of power and control. I am sixty three, there are eight nine year old women being raped. There is no lust there. It is the ability to have power over a woman and do anything you want to her. Why the military? Well, I believe that some of the males are insecure having women doing military duty with them. That insecurity can lead to rape. To gain their power back.

The rape victim is not at fault.

The rape victim is not at fault.

There is nothing a woman can do that makes rape acceptable. There are a lot of excuses that men give as to why they had to have sex with a victim but none of them are her fault.

Her lipstick isn’t too red, her dress is not too short, even if she is drunk it is a crime to rape her. She can’t be raped because you see her as a tease or flirt, if you start to make out and she changes her mind and says no. That’s it. Funtime over. No means No. It does not give you the right to force yourself upon her. If she changes her mind about wanting to have sex with you, that is her right. And the reverse is true.

If a young lady flirts with you it is not an invitation to rape her. You could have consensual sex but flirting is an activity all humans do. Most times for most people, it never goes beyond that. A French kiss does not give you the right to rape her. She just may love to kiss. Kissing frequently does not end up in bed. So it is a crime to rape and there are no rationalizations that make it legal. Go home and take a cold shower or go for a nice long run.

Rape statistics are on the rise and I believe the reason is that men are disrespecting women in ever greater numbers. Women must be safe in their homes, walking home from a movie or getting out of the car at the grocery store.

Just to be specific, marital rape is rape. It is still the power and control needs some men have. A wife has the right to say no too. You don’t own her. You married her because you loved her and rape has nothing to do with love. It is a violent violation of her body. And it is a crime. So, No always means No. If you can’t accept a no then it time for a new relationship or a divorce. Beating her so she can’t say no is also a crime. As women we are equal human beings and not here as your chattel.

women are human beings

Marital rape and abuse

Marital rape and abuse

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