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Monday, November 12, 2012

Salute to My Husband

Salute to My Husband


Salute to My Husband

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 07:08 AM PST

I want to salute my hero, my husband today on Veteran's Day. He is Staff Sergeant James Varnum and he left the day after Election Day to fight for our country. Today on Veteran's Day he is somewhere in Afghanistan making his way to his post and getting ready for nine months of hardship. I pray for his safe return as well as those of his soldiers fighting beside him.

He is the love of my life and this is the least I could do for him on this special day. I want the country to hear his name and know how proud we all are of him and thankful to him for his service.

He is a wonderful dedicated soldier and together over the past five years we have managed to blend our families and four children; we also added an adorable furry addition….his shorter companion….his dog Lola.

We all love you baby! We've got your back here and stay safe!!! Can't wait to see you….

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Rep.Dominicana

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 06:15 AM PST

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Protesta Dominicana

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 06:13 AM PST

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Video manifestación contra la reforma fiscal.

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 04:12 AM PST

Enviado desde mi iPhone

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Domingo de Luto RD

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 03:35 AM PST

Alejandro Canó

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Domingo de luto

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 10:30 PM PST

Les envío está imagen. Tomada el 11 de noviembre fuera de la embajada de República Dominicana en la Ciudad de México. Renata Lima. Enviado desde mi iPhone

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First brazilian ham group in Kiribati

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 10:20 PM PST

Kiribati, whose capital is Tarawa, is recognized internationally for two important facts. The first was the great battle of Tarawa - where thousands of Japanese / American lives were lost in the U.S. containment to the advancement of Japan in the South Pacific. On the other hand, according to surveys, Kiribati is the first country to disappear from the map by the increase of ocean water due to global warming.
In this context, a group of Brazilian hams, duly authorized by the Government of Kiribati, had the opportunity to make an expedition to the nation's capital - Tarawa, with the goal of providing radio amateurs around the world the possibility of contact with a place so distant and remote.
Loading all equipment and antennas, with encouragement just hams from around the world and some companies linked to the hobby, with no financial goal, the group landed at Tarawa in mid-October and was able to develop an excellent job, totaling more than 40,000 contacts with worldwide.
This achievement was recognized by the country's president, Mr. Anote Tong, who received part of the group of hams Brazilians for an interview in his office.
When everyone turned their eyes to the growing technology, where the internet is the flavor of the month, this hobby, which is also used in emergency situations, it may be the only form of communication in remote places, as is the case.
More information can be obtained on the official website of the expedition - http://www.mdxc.org/t30py

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No Reforma Fiscal

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 07:42 PM PST

Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana

El Domingo 11 de noviembre se llevo a cabo una manifestacion en el Parque Independencia de la capital en protesta a la reforma fiscal promulgada por el Presidente de la Republica Danilo Medina el sabado 10 de nov despues de ser aprobada por el congreso nacional en 3 minutos sin ser estudiada, analizada.

Una reforma abusiva y agresiva que afectara al pueblo dominicano

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DomingodeLuto -fotos-

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 07:12 PM PST

Buenas noches desde República Dominicana, adjunto algunas fotos que tomé de la manifestación en el Parque Independencia y el video no he tenido tiempo de editarlo, pero si les interesa, aquí tienen uno del jueves donde empezamos a manifestarnos frente a la sede de FUNGLODE del ex-presidente Dr. Leonel Fernández. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtkDw0OOExk&list=UUbPodOGoE1NiTlicNQv_f7g&index=1&feature=plcp Saludos

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Occupy Sandy-Coney Island

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 07:07 PM PST

It has been two weeks since hurricane Sandy hit NYC but there are still a lot of areas who still have no electricity. Brooklyn's Coney Island residents feel that they have been forgotten and that their area is not getting enough media coverage. Nurses and doctors have volunteered their times to help those with medical problems. They are working from a freight container with minimal supplies. All of the supplies are dropped at the Coney Island Gospel Assembly church and from there distributed to the community.

 

Members and organizers of Occupy Sandy have come out to deliver hot meals, medicine and blankets.

On our way to deliver water and food to residents in one of the housing project, we came upon a mother and daughter originally from the Ukraine The mother is 104 yrs old and her daughter 82yrs old. The daughter described how scared she was when she saw a huge wave that was about two to three stories high came crashing on the broad walk and pulled it back to sea. She was not sure what she should do especially that her mother needs a wheel chair. They decided to stay and they are fine. We also met this 14 yr old boy Odyssey who came to the church to find some food for himself, his brothers and his mother. They still did not have electricy.

 

There is still much work to be done but with the help of great volunteers who donate their times and efforts to help the city will recover.

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A Dominican Spring rising?

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 06:31 PM PST

A Dominican Spring rising? perhaps... What ever it is, it is a sentiment, a movement that has slowly been gaining support... Specially from the usually quiet an obedient Dominican middle classes... something to watch out for... something to hope for...

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DR stop corruption !

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 06:25 PM PST

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US largest veterans parade

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 03:16 PM PST

Footage from the New York City Veterans Parade. Awesome seeing the city cheering the military!

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Fiscal entrega Certificación de Exención contributiva con un noventa por ciento de tachaduras en el Caso de los Molinos de Santa Isabel

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 03:05 PM PST

Fiscal entrega Certificación de Exención contributiva con un noventa por ciento de tachaduras en el Caso de los Molinos de Santa Isabel

 

Coamo 11 de noviembre de 2012. El 15 de diciembre de 2011 fueron arrestados seis personas, en la Reserva Agrícola de Santa Isabel, por defender la soberanía alimentaria de Puerto Rico. El 2 de noviembre de 2012 en las vistas del Caso de los Molinos de Santa Isabel, el Fiscal del Caso entregó una copia del Certificado de Exención Contributiva relacionado con el Caso de los Molinos de Santa Isabel. Esta Certificación de Exención Contributiva fue entregada al Fiscal por el Gobierno tal como aparece en los retratos. La certificación tiente un 90% de tachaduras efectuadas por el Gobierno. El Fiscal alegó que la razón de las tachaduras es seguridad corporativa.


En una verdadera democracia existe seguridad nacional y no seguridad corporativa esa clase de seguridad es para los países que están controlados por los grandes intereses de los mercaderes de la democracia. Sabrá Dios si este incluye nombres de personas conocidas de alto poder.


El Pueblo de Puerto Rico y el cuarto poder (La Prensa) tienen el derecho de saber toda la verdad de estos sucesos. Si existe un acto de corrupción o violación de Ley que paguen las consecuencias los actores y cómplices de este acto de corrupción y enriquecimiento individual contra el pueblo de Puerto Rico.


El Juez ha ordenado la no grabación de los sucesos en sala a la prensa local y no local. Esto se debe a que supuestamente existe una Orden Administrativa por los representantes del Gobierno para que no se permita ninguna grabación o toma de retratos en ninguna Sala de un Tribunal del Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Esta orden supuestamente incluye al Cuarto Poder que es la Prensa.


Esto es violación a los principios básicos de la libertad de prensa. La primera enmienda de la Constitución de los Estados Unidos de América está siendo pisoteada por la actitud de este gobierno. Es una pena y una censura de tipo fascista que los Ciudadanos del Mundo no puedan ver este caso por grabación para que puedan juzgar como trabaja un Gobierno Antidemocrático con tendencias Fascistas. Esta situación va en contra de la primera enmienda de la constitución de los Estados Unidos de América y además en contra de las políticas establecidas sobre la Primera Enmienda del difunto Presidente John F. Kennedy. Donde decía entre otras cosas que es deber del Gobierno dar toda la información a la Prensa. Es deber del gobierno aceptar críticas sobre sus actuaciones. Es deber de la Prensa el reportar al Pueblo alguna desviación de los principios de la democracia y otras desviaciones. El Cuarto Poder ha solicitado a través de su representante legal un recurso para la grabación de los sucesos en sala de este caso.


En cuanto a la logística y espacio de la Sala 501 es muy inadecuado para la Prensa del país y de los ciudadanos que quieren ver este caso. Los Abogados de la defensa han informado esta situación y el Juez no acepta esta solicitud alegando que en el Centro Judicial de Ponce no hay otro lugar más adecuado. Esta actitud del Juez es en mi opinión una violación a los principios básicos de la libertad de Prensa.


El martes 20 de noviembre de 2012 continúan las vistas con anterioridad al Juicio del Agrónomo Raúl Mari en la Sala 501 del Centro Judicial de Ponce a las 8:30 AM. Los contactos autorizados son: Dr. Robinson Rodríguez Pérez: 787-519-2144, Agro. Raúl Marí Fernández: 787-519-8889, Rosemarie Vásquez Cruz: 787-457-4975, Javier Smith Torres: 787-951-3694, Luis Omar García Mercado: 787-526-8017 y Edwin O. Velázquez: 787-379-4107.


En cuanto a los otros cinco acusados injustamente su juicio por jurado comenzará el jueves 4 de diciembre de 2012 a las 10:00 AM en la Sala 501 del Centro Judicial de Ponce. Este Juicio injusto a mi entender es muy importante para los amantes de la democracia porque si perdemos el caso vamos a perder nuestra libertad de expresión, nuestra libertad de combatir las injusticias de un sistema de Gobierno no democrático. Una cosa importante es que si perdemos el caso nuestro pueblo perderá la confianza en sus gobernantes y su confianza en la democracia. La victoria de este caso por parte del Pueblo será una victoria de la democracia para las futuras generaciones y una esperanza para nuestro pueblo de que aún en un gobierno corrupto hay personas que luchan en contra de los mercaderes de la democracia.


Fotos por Ramón Luis Vázquez Collazo y Copyright 2012 © Ramón Luis Vázquez Collazo – All Rights Reserved. Le recordamos que pueden visitar nuestra página electrónica WWW.NOTICIASILLESCANOS.COM para más información o videos de este tema y otras actividades. En nuestras manos está el destino de nuestra democracia.

 

Por Ramón Luis Vázquez Collazo de la Prensa Independiente y Noticiasillescanos.com

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VIDEO Manifestación contra la reforma fiscal en la Puerta de El Conde Santo Domingo

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 01:01 PM PST

VIDEO Manifestación contra la reforma fiscal en la Puerta de El Conde Santo Domingo

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Manifestación contra la reforma fiscal en la Puerta de El Conde Santo Domingo

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 12:33 PM PST

Manifestación contra la reforma fiscal en la Puerta de El Conde

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Jazz & Colors and All Manner of New Yorkers

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 12:15 PM PST

Thirty jazz bands were arrayed about Central Park from end to end yesterday, November 10, 2012. They ranged from simply a guy with a sax to the Mingus Big Band, which played in the band shell at 72nd Street. A great day, a great setting, and New Yorkers of all stripes were out in force.

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Veteran's Day In Sebastian Fl 2012

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 11:27 AM PST

Today's Veteran's Day in Sebastian Fl to give thanks to all Veterans for the who served are county. Florida state House of Representative Debbie Mayfield was the guest speaker . It so good to see so many people in Sebastian to show up for this service. Every year it seem to grow with more and more people showing up. Thanks to all Vets and God bless you all.

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Crosses in Lafayette: A Tribute to the fallen.

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 10:45 AM PST

On a small hill in Lafayette California over 6,000 crosses have been erected and displayed as an on-going tribute and to memorialize the soldiers who have been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. This hillside has been marked with controversy, and has sparked anger and even attracted counter protests to it's existence. The hillside is owned by a woman named Louise Clark. He husband was a WWII veteran. However both have passed away, but volunteers tirelessly continue to maintain the site. Jeff Heaton was the man who started the installation and his contact info can be found in one of the pics.
The San Jose Mercury news won several awards for their coverage of the installation, but it was citizen journalists who broke the story first. Here is a link toa blog created over the Crosses in Lafayette. I posted pictures on Flickr when it was first started. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebelgirl/297460898/

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Warsaw Demonstrations / Protests

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 10:41 AM PST

The Nationalist movement in Poland was marching and protesting against the existing government today on Poland's national independence day. The Nationalists want the gov't to withdraw from the EU. Police were in riot gear and using tear gas to keep the crown under control.

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Colors of Diwali

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 10:02 AM PST

A Walk at Sector 18 and Great India Place Noida capturing the Colors and festivities of Diwali Celebrations

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Warsaw Protests

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 07:44 AM PST

Massive nationalist demonstration and protests

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Cherry @themovies - Legends of the Guardians

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 01:10 AM PST

I saw Legends of the Guardians and was impressed with this 3D animated film.  It didn't have the frantic energy of 80s Disney films but instead was a rich new fairy tale with a great story and beautiful animation.  I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this film it had an emotional core that will appeal to the child in all if us and a plot that is layered enough to entertain adults but still visual wonders for small kids.  It's a true modern family friendly animated movie that doesn't rely on crazy hi jinks or songs but instead a plot that ties kids favorite legends and a few they may not yet know.  Legends of the Guardians will be out in time for winter holidays so go see the film and create a new holiday tradition.

 

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Surfing Sandy

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 09:53 PM PST

Brendan McCray surfing off Cape Cod Massachusetts . Hurricane Sandy brought strong winds and large surf to the east coast of New England.

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Boston Helps Bring Relief to PS 43

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 09:50 PM PST

Leandra Aguirre is a 6th grade teacher at Far Rockaway PS 43, who has been working non stop with fellow co-workers on bringing relief to their students. Ms. Aguirre had informed me that her mother, Janis Aguirre and best friend Elsa Bourque, a 2nd grade teacher at Thomas J. Kenny Elementary school in Boston; had organized a donation drive and that they would be delivering the donations themselves.

Today was the day for Boston to show their love for PS 43. Janis Aguirre, Elsa Bourque, Richard Bourque, Bruce Larson and Mike Do had drove from Boston to Far Rockaway to distribute all the donations that they had collected. The PS 43 students and their families were overwhelmed by Boston's generosity and could not believe that so many cared about their well being.

Special Thanks to the organizations that had donated:
Boston Fire Department, Battleground Games & Hobbies, members of Harvard Medical School, the Bostion are rape crisis center, graduate students from UMass Boston college of education, Hanover high schools, Ms. Bourque's students, family and friends.

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Legislators led 4,000 in Hong Kong Pride Parade

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 06:08 PM PST

Legislators led 4,000 in Hong Kong Pride Parade

 

Hong Kong
November 10, 2012

 

by P H Yang Photography (phyang.org)

 


Click here for more images.

 

4,000 marched in the annual Pride Parade in Hong Kong, led by legislative councilors Cyd Ho, Gary Fan and openly-gay Raymond Chan, up from 2,500 last year, according to Connie Chan, chief director and spokesperson of the organizing committee.

 

The parade was led by Legislative Councilors Gary Fan, Cyd Ho and openly-gay Raymond Chan plus ex-legislator Tanya Chan with artist/entertainer celebrities Wyman Wong, Hilary Tsui, Anthony Wong, Denise Ho and Alton Yu.

 

The theme was "Dare to Love", and the parade held up and waving banners and rainbow flags marching from Victoria Park to Chater Garden in Central.

 

More and more Chinese mainlanders joined in the event as Hong Kong is a much more liberal and freer society.

 

Nong Zhijun, Liu Bangjie and friends from the Guizhou Blue group, of Guizhou province, China, dressed to the traditional costumes of Miao minority, support Hong Kong Pride Parade. Many more were from the neighboring Guangdong province.

 

The highlight of the event as the surprise coming-out announcement by actress and singer Denise Ho Wan-sze at the Chater Garden stage.

 

The marchers called for public debate on legislation to ensure equal  rights for people of all sexual orientation. A motion put by legislator  Cyd Ho last week on this issue was opposed by conservatives.

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Iconic Wisconsin mural threatened

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 05:33 PM PST


Community members are rallying to preserve a vintage hand-painted pop art advertising mural of a Budweiser bottle and two cans painted on grain silos at the end of Washington Street in downtown Manitowoc, WI that have stood as an iconic landmark for 60+ years. In a Fox news report on Thursday, John Salzman, age 68, of Manitowoc was quoted as remarking that when he was in the service, he always knew he was home again when he laid eyes on the Bud bottle and cans.
The mural is fast-tracked to be obliviated by sandblasting on Monday. Community members, artists and expats are mourning and protesting this expedited decision which only came to light this week. The compelling reason to destroy this historic landmark? None. The city planner decided to invoke an archaic city ordinance pertaining to 'signs' and pursued enforcement applied to the iconic piece of vintage roadside Americana. Sadly, the current mayor of Manitowoc has no interest in advocating on behalf of the community in such a situation. Community members are planning a vigil to rally support tomorrow night, Sunday, Nov. 11 at 7pm CST to continue raising awareness of this historic landmark in imminent peril. The vigil will have to be candle-lit as for the first time in recent memory the end of Washington Street has gone dark. With the preparations afoot for the sandblasting, the lights, which until have illuminated the landmark, have gone dark.
National award-winning artist Jason Prigge spent the day Saturday painting a plein air portrayal of the iconic view to garner additional notice. A groundswell of support for preserving the mural manifested in the folks who stopped to photograph the piece, chat about the landmark and honk with thumbs up while driving past. An online petition is also being circulated. It is critical that this issue receive attention immediately, however, due to the imminent doom. Hopefully government at its worst will not prevail.

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