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Walk the walk for those that can't
Walk the walk for those that can't

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+Virtual Photo Walks™ story by +Ann Curry that aired tonight on +NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.
Visit www.virtualphotowalks.org
+Virtual Photo Walks™  mission is to allow isolated people to become interactive citizens again. Utilizing the Internet, video chat and smart phones, people are able to visit and interact with mobile guides all over the world and to visit they people and places they could only dream about before.
Virtual Photo Walks reaches out to isolated individuals and communities, enlists photographers all over the world and then moderates, records and edits the interactive Walks to assure the safety and privacy of participants and to archive the experience so that the participants can share and look back on them. Virtual Photo Walks Inc is a 501c3 public charity in the USA.
 Here is a link the shows how it all got started  http://youtu.be/y1Uv7as5ZmI
Visit http://www.virtualphotowalks.org FOR MORE INFO
+VirtualPhotoWalksTM/about  on Google+
https://www.facebook.com/VirtualPhotoWalks
@thephotowalks on twitter
Thank you to the hundreds of people who have given their time to help people less fortunate.
#virtualphotowalks   #johnbutterill  
Making a Difference

In case you missed it, here's a great story on Google+ virtual photowalks by +Ann Curry that aired tonight on +NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.

Watch it here: http://goo.gl/2MUH1
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Virtual Photo Walks at Jaggar Museum Kīlauea summit Hawaii (NPS)

Virtual Photo Walks was with Jessica Ferracane (NPS) who was up before the sun to showing us the rising lava lake this morning. Timing IS everything, Kīlauea summit .
https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/jaggar_museum.htm
Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit organization that uses smart phones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives.
Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit organization that uses smart phones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives. We use Zoom Video Communications and thank them for providing Pro Accounts and much more check out www.zoom.us Eric S Yuan.
VirtualPhotoWalks was founded by John Butterill, it is a charity that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable those living with disability and isolated, hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places.
Watch the movie made about us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7as5ZmI
If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know some one who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how.
"To Know, To Care, To Act"
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Virtual Photo Walks with Lisa Lia Coryell USA Para Archery team.( Rio Olympics)
Lisa will tell us about her experiences at the Rio Olympics.
https://youtu.be/pY4HifgjC3o
Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit organization that uses smart phones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives. Events in the USA are powered by +Verizon phones and the 4G LTE Jetpack Mobile Hotspot. We use Zoom Video Communications and thank them for providing Pro Accounts and much more check out www.zoom.us Eric S Yuan
VirtualPhotoWalks was founded by John Butterill, it is a charity that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable those living with disability and isolated, hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places.
Watch the movie made about us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7as5ZmI
If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know some one who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how.
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Virtual Photo Walks with Cal State Parks & Friends of the Elephant Seal
Virtual Photo Walks was with Erin and Duffy at Piedras Blancas a great place to view these remarkable creatures during their time onshore.
Friends of the Elephant Seal is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about elephant seals and other marine life and teaching stewardship for the ocean off the central coast of California. It is a cooperating association with California State Parks. http://www.elephantseal.org/theseals.htm

The northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris, is an extraordinary marine mammal. It spends eight to ten months a year in the open ocean, diving 1000 to 5800 feet deep for periods of fifteen minutes to two hours, and migrating thousands of miles, twice a year, to its land-based rookery for birthing, breeding, molting, and rest. Piedras Blancas is a great place to view these remarkable creatures during their time onshore.

The Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery spreads over 6 miles of shoreline around Point Piedras Blancas on the central coast of California. The viewing areas are located 90 miles south of Monterey, 5 miles north of Hearst Castle State Historical Monument in San Simeon, 1.5 miles south of Point Piedras Blancas. The viewing areas are open every day of the year, are wheelchair accessible, and free. No reservations required.
Virtual Photo Walk is a 501c3 non profit in the USA. Events are powered by +Verizon phones and the 4G LTE Jetpack Mobile Hotspot. We use Zoom Video Communications and thank them for providing Pro Accounts and much more check out www.zoom.us
Telephoto Lens, wide angels and fisheyes provided by www.camkix.com +CamKix Eric S Yuan +Zoom Video Communications
Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit organization that uses smart phones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives.
VirtualPhotoWalks was founded by John Butterill, it is a charity that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable those living with disability and isolated, hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places.
Watch the movie made about us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7as5ZmI
If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know some one who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how.
"To Know, To Care, To Act"
Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit organization that uses smart phones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives.
VirtualPhotoWalks was founded by John Butterill, it is a charity that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable those living with disability and isolated, hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places.
Watch the movie made about us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7as5ZmI
If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know some one who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how.
"To Know, To Care, To Act"

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The Governor Of Washington Just Declared Donald Trump An Enemy Of The United States this Is Powerful
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Virtual Photo Walks was at Hearst Castle walking back in time to the 1930s. Erin in real time relive a bygone era. Don't miss the great story telling by Ranger Erin Gates. . Secret rooms and stair cases.
http://hearstcastle.org/ Verizon, Zoom Video Communications CamKix https://youtu.be/Q6nn70t9DR0
http://hearstcastle.org/history-behind-hearst-castle/facts-and-stats/
Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit organization that uses smart phones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives.
VirtualPhotoWalks was founded by John Butterill, it is a charity that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable those living with disability and isolated, hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places.
Watch the movie made about us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7as5ZmI
If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know some one who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how.
+Noriko Nagahori +Verizon +Zoom +CamKix
"To Know, To Care, To Act"

#VirtualPhotoWalks, #JohnButterill #photowalks #photography #photographers #Video #camera #live #livestream #livestreaming #streetphotography #streetart,#Virtual Photo Walks, #Verizon,#Zoomus
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Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, issued his 35th annual peace proposal titled “The Global Solidarity of Youth: Ushering in a New Era of Hope” on January 26, 2017.
While acknowledging numerous global challenges from armed conflict to the refugee crisis, Ikeda rejects pessimism, citing his faith in young people who embody hope and can catalyze chain reactions of positive change in their communities. He states: “Young people and their energetic engagement represent the solution to the global challenges we face.”
He also sees youth as the key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations toward 2030. He emphasizes that globally shared action, as seen in recent efforts to fight climate change, is essential in promoting these goals.
Youth Summit London 2015 Participants at “The Youth Summit” in London, September 2015, holding signs representing the SDGs [Photo by Jessica Lea/DFID/CC BY]
Ikeda expresses concern about divisive rhetoric and the growth of hate speech, commenting that xenophobic thinking is propelled by a stark division of the world into good and evil. He echoes former German President Richard von Weizsacker, who described the Berlin Wall as “the politics that deny humanity made into stone,” and stresses that we must never allow this kind of division to occur again.
Ikeda discusses the bodhisattva spirit stressed in Mahayana Buddhism as one means of developing a spiritual foundation for building solidarity, describing the bodhisattva as someone motivated by the spirit of empathy to respond to grave social crises, wherever they are and whether or not they are directly impacted.
He discusses the importance of education for global citizenship and calls for fostering a culture of peace through expanding friendship that transcends ethnic and religious differences. He is confident that bonds of friendship among youth can be powerful enough to turn back the “sullied currents of divisiveness” and give birth to a culture of peace rooted in respect for diversity.

http://www.sgi.org/in-focus/press-releases/peace-proposal- 2017.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=10132&utm_campaign=Routine

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Virtual Photo Walks at Kashiwara-city/Nara Japan.
With Photographer Hiroshi Hayashi and interpreter Nagahori Noriko.
What started out as a test of signal strength turned into an hour long VPW of this historic town. We saw one and two thousand year old trees and explored many unusual shops. https://youtu.be/xeLm7goxNJg
Special thanks to Verizon, Virtual Photo Walk in the USA are powered by +Verizon  and the 4G LTE Jetpack Mobile Hotspot. We use Zoom Video Communications and thank them for providing Pro Accounts and much more check out www.zoom.us
Telephoto Lens, wide angels and fisheyes provided by www.camkix.com
Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit organization that uses smart phones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives.
VirtualPhotoWalks was founded by John Butterill, it is a charity that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable those living with disability and isolated, hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places.
Watch the movie made about us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7as5ZmI
If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know some one who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how.

"To Know, To Care, To Act"

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Daisaku Ikeda with US intellects
Daisaku Ikeda, founder of the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue, is a Buddhist thinker and leader, peace builder, prolific writer and poet, educator, and proponent and practitioner of wide-ranging dialogue. Ikeda’s dialogue partners have included Arnold Toynbee, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, Linus Pauling and other influential figures in the worldwide shift to a culture of peace and mutual understanding. Many of these dialogues have been published in book form.

Born in Tokyo in 1928, Ikeda experienced firsthand the tragic reality of war and militarism. In the chaos of post-war Japan, he came to embrace Buddhism through an encounter with the educator and pacifist Josei Toda, who had been imprisoned for his beliefs during World War II, and who later became the second president of the Buddhist lay organization Soka Gakkai.

As third president of the Soka Gakkai and founder of the Soka Gakkai International, Mr. Ikeda has developed and inspired the largest, most diverse international lay Buddhist association in the world. Based on the 700-year-old tradition of Nichiren Buddhism, a form of Mahayana Buddhism, the movement is characterized by its emphasis on value creation (soka): each individual finding value in their unique path while contributing value to humanity.

Mr. Ikeda has founded a number of cultural, educational, and peace research institutions around the world, including the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century in 1993 (renamed the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue in 2009), the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research in 1996, and Soka University of America in 2001. All of these institutions share a commitment to soka-inspired values of peace and humanism, but function as independent organizations.

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For more on Daisaku Ikeda, please see daisakuikeda.org.

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