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Hurricane Harvey | Animal Rescue

One of the realities of the devastating storm in Houston and the surrounding areas is that a great number of pets have been abandoned. Which brings us to Jon Rettinger, CEO of the tech review site TechnoBuffalo, with this offer to pay adoption fees plus transportation costs if you’ll adopt a dog out of Houston:…

via CEO of @TechnoBuffalo will pay for your adoption of dogs from Houston: ‘fees + transportation’ — twitchy.com

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Hurricane Harvey | Joel Osteen Memes

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Joel Osteen lambasted in hilarious memes as the televangelist goes on Twitter blocking spree – shutting out users who criticized him for not opening his church to Houston victims sooner

By Ashley Collman | 30 Aug 2017

Joel Osteen has become the butt of many jokes online for his delayed reaction to Hurricane Harvey.

The televangelist has been widely criticized for failing to open his 17,000-seat church to flooding evacuees sooner.

The multi-millionaire preacher tweeted Monday that his church was ‘inaccessible’ despite photos that showed it was mostly unharmed in the hurricane.

Since then, many have been pointing out the hypocrisy of Osteen’s Christianity online with hilarious memes.

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Hurricane Harvey | Pastor Joel Osteen’s Un-Christian Behavior

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‘Looks like you can f***ing open up your church’: Furious Texans post videos claiming multimillionaire pastor Joel Osteen’s megachurch WASN’T flooded as he FINALLY opens its doors to refugees

By James Wilkinson and Michelle Ganney | 29 Aug 2017

On Monday, Osteen had said in a Facebook post that the church was ‘inaccessible’ due to flooding.

But now video and photos are emerging that suggest the building had not been inundated with water yesterday, and could have taken in several hundred people.

In one video, posted on Monday night but filmed during daylight, a man is seen walking around the church, noting just a few puddles here and there.

‘Looks like you can f**king open up your church right now, Joel,’ he says. ‘Why don’t you go ahead and do it? Because you know what’s happening across the freeway?

‘People are dying.’

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‘Our number one priority is safety’: Multimillionaire preacher Joel Osteen DEFENDS not opening megachurch to evacuees earlier and claims it was too dangerous

By Jenny Stanton and James Wilkinson | 30 Aug 2017

On Monday, Osteen had said in a Facebook post that the church was ‘inaccessible’ due to flooding.

And in a since deleted Instagram post Sunday by Lakewood associate pastor John Gray, he said: ‘For the people spreading lies about my church. If WE could get there WE WOULD OPEN THE DOORS.

‘As soon as the highways aren’t flooded please know @lakewoodchurch will do all they can alleviate the pain and suffering of as many people as possible. Love y’all! #CantStandLiars.’

Three people who showed up at the church on Sunday spent the night there before being taken to a city shelter.

After claims were made that the church was inaccessible, video and photos emerged that suggest the building had not been inundated with water Monday, and could have taken in several hundred people.

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‘We were just being precautious’: Smiling Pastor Joel Osteen DEFENDS his decision not to shelter desperate Houston evacuees in his 17,000-seater megachurch sooner, citing ‘safety issues’

By Ashley Collman | 30 Aug 2017

Pastor Joel Osteen doubled down on his defense for not opening his Houston church to flood evacuees sooner.

Osteen was widely criticized when he tweeted on Monday that his church was ‘inaccessible’ and wasn’t being used as a shelter, despite pictures showing it was mostly unharmed in the storm.

In an interview with the Today show Wednesday morning, Osteen said that his church has worked with the city in the past, but that the city didn’t reach out to use them as a shelter before Hurricane Harvey hit.

Harvey made landfall on Friday, and left thousands displaced. But Lakewood Church wasn’t opened up until Tuesday, because of safety concerns, Osteen said.

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Hurricane Harvey

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Heaviest rain in history: Catastrophic scenes in Houston as 200,000 people are forced from their homes by flooding and 10,000 survivors fill convention center to TWICE its capacity after Harvey breaks American rainfall record

AP | 29 Aug 2017

Hurricane Harvey has dumped the most rain on the continental US in history it was revealed today – as catastrophic scenes unfold in Houston with shelters overwhelmed with survivors, a curfew in place to prevent looting, dams overflowing and a chemical plant at risk of exploding.

According to Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, there are currently about 20,000 Hurricane Harvey evacuees in shelters.

Many of Houston’s evacuees are crammed into the city’s convention center which is now overcrowded with 10,000 evacuees – double what officials initially planned.

The George R Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, Texas, has a capacity of up to 5,000 people, but Monday night 9,021 people stayed in the center, many sleeping on chairs and on the floor because of a shortage of cots.

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Even the SHELTERS are flooded: At least 30 dead, more than 30,000 homeless and $160billion in destruction as weather expert claims Hurricane Harvey is the ‘worst natural disaster in US history’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4836656/At-30-dead-20-000-homeless-Houston.html

Insanity | Neglect, Abuse, Murder of Children PT 3

A previous post dating back to January (pictured) shows the girl with a baby doll for what appeared to be a school assignment on parenting, with the caption: 'This thing so annoying'

A previous post dating back to January (pictured) shows the girl with a baby doll for what appeared to be a school assignment on parenting, with the caption: ‘This thing so annoying’



Schoolgirl, 16, who is accused of throwing her baby girl out of a window moments after giving birth asked for a ride and a ‘huge favor’ on Facebook just 30 minutes before paramedics arrived and found infant dead

A 16-year-old girl accused of throwing her newborn child out of the window asked for help on Facebook just before authorities arrived.
Antonia Lopez, of Omaha, Nebraska, is being charged as an adult in the death of her daughter.
Authorities believe she went into labor on Friday, gave birth in her bedroom and threw her baby girl from the second floor of her apartment building.
Lopez then told her mother what had happened, according to authorities. Lopez’s mother found the baby in the grass, called 911 and gave the newborn CPR until paramedics arrived, police said.

 


Grandmother indicted when her two-year-old grandson dies from horrific burns after ‘climbing into scalding mop water’, and then waiting six days to call 911

A Texas grandmother has been indicted for felony murder of her two-year-old grandson.
Police say she waited at the home six days before calling authorities to report her grandson had been burned by boiling water.
‘I’ve got a two-year-old who looks like he’s in shock,’ you can hear Flores say in a 911 call released by Haltom City Police on Thursday. ‘He’s having trouble breathing.’
Haltom City police officers initially apprehended Patricia Flores, 43, in April after issuing a warrant for her arrest and setting her bond at $75,000.

 
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A toddler was abused since birth, and officials ignored it, a lawsuit claims. Now she is dead.

When 2-year-old Glenara Bates died, she was 13 pounds — a weight more typical for a 3-month-old.
The day she was killed, prosecutors say her father swung her and slammed her against a door. She cried … and then silence.
The abuse Glenara faced likely wasn’t a shock to county officials in Ohio — she was briefly placed in foster care after she was born in January 2013.
Still, officials placed Glenara back in her parents’ Cincinnati home, where, court records say, she endured abuse at the hands of her parents for the rest of her short life.
A federal civil rights lawsuit filed by Glenara’s maternal grandmother, Desana Bradley, says that social services officials knew the toddler was being abused — and still left her with her parents.

 
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Insanity | Neglect, Abuse, Rape, Murder of Children PT 2

Missouri father is charged with murder and incest ‘after he sexually attacked and suffocated his 18-year-old honors student daughter in a motel’
A Missouri man has been charged with sexually assaulting and suffocating to death his 18-year-old honors student daughter, whose body was found in a motel back in March.
Jackson County prosecutors charged 40-year-old Jerry Bausby on Tuesday with first-degree murder, sodomy, incest and sexual abuse.

 
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Man Films Police Interaction Over Facebook Live, Goes Wrong When He Films Drugs In His Car

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Published: 10:24 EST, 17 September 2016 | Updated: 13:01 EST, 17 September 2016
 
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A Texas man pulled over on traffic violations says he was unfairly target by police and took it to Facebook Live video to capture his interaction with cops.

But officers say he incriminated himself in footage of the incident, filming as he tried to hide drugs from police officers.

Dominique Desha Green, 24, faces 11 charges, including drug possession, related to the Friday traffic stop in Dallas, the Dallas News reported.

In the broadcast, Green says he was scrolling through his phone while at an AutoZone parking lot when an officer approached him.

He says police tried to arrest him ‘for being black on a Friday.’

‘They’re just f***ing with me because I’m young, black — and on the wrong side of the neighborhood,’ Green said.

A number of police officers can be seen in the video surrounding Green’s car.

Near the video’s 10-minute mark, Green is heard doing something with the driver’s door, although the action is off-camera.

Police says that’s when Green stashed cocaine in the driver’s side door.

‘I’m glad I didn’t get out of the car. I got a pocket full of all kind of s**t,’ he says in the video.

Assault, Racist Remark and Death Threat against Police Officer

He is seen in the video arguing with the cop who pulled him over, Officer Kristopher Trotter — and later spat on his face while being arrested, police said.

Green also tried to kick out the window of the police car, and later continued at yell at the officer who arrested him.

Trotter — however you pronounce it — that’s a unique name,’ he said, the Dallas News reported.

‘What? It European? You Pilgrim ass cracker.’

Police say Green also threatened to kill Officer Trotter and his wife, and to sexually assault his daughter.

‘When I get out I’m going to hunt you down,’ he said, according to the Dallas News.
 
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Pitbull rescues woman; Colts player hugs autistic superfan; Boy collects sneakers for needy classmates; and more ‘feel good’ stories

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The adorable moment a Colts player hugs an autistic young fan on the sidelines and tells him ‘I love you’

This adorable footage shows the heartwarming moment an NFL player exchanged ‘I love yous’ with an autistic boy.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver TY Hilton shared the tender embrace with ecstatic seven-year-old superfan Ryder Dodson.

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‘This is one day I didn’t have to worry if my sweet boy ate alone’: Touching moment Florida State University football player eats lunch with an autistic sixth grader

For one day, a mother said she did not have to worry about her son eating lunch by himself after he was joined by Florida State University wide receiver Travis Rudolph.
A sweet photo capturing Rudolph and autistic sixth-grader Bo Paske having lunch on Tuesday at Tallahassee’s Montford Middle School has since circulated on social media.
The 20-year-old was among five football players visiting the school to meet with students when he saw Bo by himself at a table in the lunch room, and asked if he could sit with him.

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Insanity | Neglect, Abuse, Rape, Murder of Children

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Mother, boyfriend and cousin are arrested for brutal rape and murder of girl who was injected with meth, stabbed, strangled, dismembered and set on fire on her 10th birthday

On the day a girl was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found murdered in her family’s apartment in New Mexico by police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.

Mother ‘stood by and watched’
The scene Wednesday morning in apartment number 808 of the Arroyo Villas complex was like something out of a horror movie. A man and a woman had allegedly drugged a little girl, then raped, killed and dismembered her.
Most would expect the girl’s mother to fight with everything she had to save her daughter. But Michelle Martens, according to her own reported account to police, is not that kind of mother.
In her statement to police, it appears that Martens wanted to watch as her boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, 31, and his cousin Jessica Kelley, 31, raped her 10-year-old daughter Victoria Martens before killing her and trying to dispose of her body.

Mother of 10-year-old girl found dismembered on her birthday ‘offered her daughter to be raped by strangers online and by colleagues’
The mother of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl found dead and dismembered told police she sought men online and at work to sexually assault her daughter.
Michelle Martens told police that she had set up encounters with at least three men to sexually assault her daughter, Victoria Martens, the Albuquerque Journal  reported.
Michelle, 35, told investigators that one of the men was a co-worker. Two others she met online, including Fabian Gonzales, 31. He was to be the last.

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