Down syndrome girl unaware she’s being teased – players stop basketball game to teach bullies a lesson

If there’s one thing that boils my blood more than anything else, it’s bullying.

Unfortunately, it’s been an endemic problem in society since humans were… well, humans. A part of growing up is understanding that everyone deserves to be treated with equal respect and kindness. Differences aren’t to be mocked, they’re to be celebrated.

Sadly, not everyone learns at the same pace. Hell, some people don’t ever learn. It’s these types of people who need to be stood up to on a regular basis, which is why I find the events that unfolded at Lincoln Middle School all the more worthy of tribute.

Scooter Terrien, Chase Vasquez and Miles Rodriguez might look like your average teenagers, but when they stepped in to prevent a group of bullies heckling a cheerleader who has Down syndrome, they showed they were made of special stuff…


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Desiree Andrews is a cheerleader at Lincoln Middle School. As such, her duties included cheering on the sports teams whenever they take the field. Sure, words might sometimes fail her, but she’s not afraid to let her dancing and music do the talking.

It just so happens that Desiree is a friend of Scooter, Chase and Miles, and they’ll do anything to protect her from bullies. That’s why when they saw bullies heckling Desiree during a time out, they developed a game plan that was both smart and powerful.

“We looked at for a while, to see if we were seeing it correctly,” Scooter said.

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When they realised the truth was precisely what they assumed, the boys knew they had to act. They left the bench during the time out and approached the bullies.

With the whole school watching, they took a stand for Desiree when she needed it most.

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The bullies were quickly taught a lesson. It might have been a small gesture, but it was enough to have a lasting effect on both Desiree and her father, who couldn’t have been more thankful.

Fighting back the tears, Desiree’s dad said: “I just wanted to let them know, as a father how much I appreciated it.”

Meanwhile, the boys’ fathers are bursting with pride. When you raise a son you want him to be just and courageous in the face of adversity; to exemplify the honorable virtues you’ve hopefully installed in him. When your own dad says you’re a hero, you know you’re onto a winner!

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It’s great to see young people standing up to all forms of bullying, and we’re so happy to see Desiree continue doing what she loves to do. 

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Inmates Who Discover Man Crushed Baby’s Skull For Fun Take Matters Into Own Hands

In January 2010, Daniel Wilson beat his 7-month-old son to death and was convicted of second-degree murder. The infant’s skull was fractured, and he suffered severe brain injuries as a result. Wilson is now at Potosi Correctional Center in Potosi, Missouri, serving life sentence. In a strange twist, Wilson was beaten to death by a fellow prisoner, Brandon Kulhanek who was serving an 18-month sentence for assault.
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Wilson and Kulhanek had gotten into a fight in their cell, according to reports and as a result, Wilson died from a crushed larynx at Washington County Hospital. Soon after, Kulhanek got charged with first-degree murder.

So, I suppose that means he won’t be getting out in 18 months now.
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ou have to wonder why two people who have a history of violence against other people would share the same cell. Inmates dying at the hands of other inmates isn’t too uncommon. In Lebanon, Ohio, Casey Piggie was able to remove a cinder block from the wall in his cell and use it to kill a fellow inmate, Luther Wade.
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Piggie, 28, reportedly hit Wade several times with the cinder block. Piggie was serving a 30-year sentence at the time of the incident.

He was charged with aggravated murder while under detention.
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These stories show that some people don’t benefit or learn anything while in prison. It also shows that our prison system has flaws. Men (and women) in jail need to be more closely supervised and separated. Violent criminals shouldn’t share cells with other violent criminals.

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9 signs you’re not drinking enough water

I drink water every day without thinking about it too much. It’s natural to me, when I feel thirsty, to simply go to a tap and pour a glass. It’s as normal as breathing air. After all, water is vital for every living thing on the planet.

It should go without saying that water does plenty for the body; it serves many different functions. Among other things, it’s good for digestion and nutrition; ideal for keeping our bodies in good shape.

But just how many glasses should you be drinking a day?

Well, it differs from person to person. A common thing for people to do is only drink when they’re thirsty – by then, though, dehydration may already be occurring. Here are 9 signs that you’re not consuming enough water.

1. The colour of your urine

If you notice that your urine is a darker shade than normal – yellow, or even brownish – you should drink water straight away.

2. How many times you visit the toilet

Do you go to the toilet less than two or three times a day? Only once every several hours? If so, it could be an idea to start drinking more water. Usually, you should be peeing around six to seven times a day, depending on how much you drink. If you go long bouts without drinking water, it can affect your kidneys – thus damaging the body’s ability to clean itself.

3. Dry skin

Dry skin could well be associated with drinking too little water as well. Researchers continue to dispute the exact explanation for dry skin, though many believe it has to do with water and fat content in the skin.

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4. Feeling hungry

Our bodies can feel hungry through lack of water. Sometimes, even though you might have just eaten, you can be hungry following a meal. This is your body’s way of telling you to drink more water.

5. Fatigue

People who don’t drink enough water often feel tired and fatigued during the day. This is because your body “lends” water from the blood, which causes oxygenation to decrease throughout the body.

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6. A headache

Headaches can often be a sign that you’re not drinking enough water. To find out if it is this particular problem, see what happens if you move quickly or bend down to pick something up. Does the headache get worse? If so, try drinking more water.

8. Irritability

When your body is lacking necessary fluids, you can become irritable. If this is the case, drink a glass of water and the symptoms should abate.

9. Constipation

Yes, even your intestines need water to work. Should the body not get enough fluid, it can retrieve it from your stool to compensate. This invariably leads to constipation.

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A TOUCHING STORY OF “SHELTERED IN THE ARMS OF GOD”

Let this song and its touching story inspire us to run to God for shelter each time we face the storms in our lives.

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If you’ve got a house during stormy weather, you feel safe and comforted. But what if it’s the storms of life that struck you? How and where do you seek shelter from? If your answer is “in the arms of God” or “in God’s care,” then you’re completely safe and sound. As the adage goes, “The safest place we can be is in the arms of God.” To inspire us more on this subject, let’s listen to Dottie Rambo’s “Sheltered in the Arms of God.”

If you enjoyed the tune, for sure, you will likewise love the moving story behind it.

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Story Behind the Writing of the Song

Dottie Rambo and husband Buck were in a Florida beach to have some relaxation. This is greatly helpful especially to Dottie who’s going through something in life that time. She’s having something in mind causing her soul to be troubled and she wants to muse on such. Carrying her guitar, she walks along the beach contemplating. Then, in the midst of her recollection, God led her to write a song about her situation.

“Lord, this storm is so much like my life, and yet, in the midst of the storms of life, you have been a shelter to me. When I can’t take the storm, I run to you for that shelter and, suddenly, I feel secure,” she thought.

However, she’s bothered on how to start writing the tune. She then asked for God’s guidance and immediately, He responded to her.
“As I was talking to God, the closeness of the Lord touched me on the shoulder. I felt his presence, so real.”
With that very warm feeling, these words came forth,

Thank you, Lord; I feel the touch of your hand, so kind and tender.”

After which, Dottie cried and said,
“Lord that is how I will open the song.”

And as the Lord continues to deliver His message to Dottie, for her own troubled heart, the words just keep on coming. Eventually, she completed the song and began performing it regularly.

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“I GO TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY”: SONG ABOUT BROKEN PROMISES

It’s Patsy Cline’s Gospel song that will make you wonder if you are keeping your promises to the Lord.

We go to church every Sunday, listen to the sermon and reflect on it. We act in a good way but then when Sunday’s over, most of us forget the things we learn inside the church. All of a sudden we are back to doing things that are not right and wait until Sunday to realize our sins and ask for forgiveness again.

Patsy Cline released a song titled “Dear God (I Go to Church on Sunday)” in 1958. Her sweet, strong voice and a gospel song combined together is utter perfection. If you haven’t heard the song yet then you must give it a try. If you don’t want to listen to it then you can read it here.

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The song is about a person who always goes to church every Sunday, and whenever she is in church she praises the Lord and vows to be a better person. She always tries to be at her best and do good every Sunday, because she is aware that it’s the time she sees or speaks to the Lord. However, when Monday comes and the rest of the week (except Sunday’s) she starts to go back to her old habits. All her vows, all the good things she promises to do or the good things she does just disappear. When Sunday comes again she kneels down and does the same routine every time. However, the woman is aware of her faults. She knows that she strays away from the faith, thus she always asks God’s forgiveness and guidance.

There is a question in the song that says, “Is it too late?” what do you think of it? Do you think that after all of the bad things we did, it is too late to ask for God’s forgiveness and repent? Share your opinions, we would love to hear from you.

 

Police: Woman who recently underwent brain surgeries missing

 – Police in Clayton County are searching for a woman reported missing Tuesday.

Robin Lynn Hembree was last seen at the Motel 6 located in the 700 block of Southside Commercial Parkway. Clayton County Police said Hembree was recovering from a recent series of brain surgeries when she went missing.

Hembree is described by police as being about 5’6” tall, weighing about 140 pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Police said Hembree is without her medication and her family is concerned for her wellbeing. Police consider her as a missing and endangered person.

Anyone who sees her is asked to call 911 immediately.

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Woman passes homeless man every day: Then he gives her piece of paper and reveals true identity

For 35 years, homeless Raimundo Arrudo Sobrinho lived on the streets. During the days he tried to write short stories and poems, though his material was never read by anyone.

Day after day, Raimundo continued to write. Like many poets and authors, he hoped his words would some day be published all over the world – but who wants to take a chance on a homeless dreamer? Not many, as it happens.

However, in spring 2011, Raimundo’s life changed forever when it met a woman named Shalla.

Shalla couldn’t help but be curious about homeless Raimundo, who always sat with a pen. Every time she passed by, he was writing things on old pieces of paper.

One day, Raimundo finally gave one of his poems to Shalla. She was so struck by the man’s incredible ability that she created a Facebook page to share his talent with the world.

Neither Raimundo nor Shalla could have ever imagined what it would lead to.

When his poetry and stories went public, an unexpected person came forward from the shadows …

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Raimundo is a 77-year-old man who has lived in the streets of Brazil for an awful long time.

He was born in the countryside but moved to the city of São Paulo when he was 23. There, he worked as a gardener and a book dealer.
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However, Raimundo became homeless during the military dictatorship that troubled the country in the late 1970s.

He spent 35 years on the streets, but never gave up on writing poetry and short stories. His work went unknown to the outside world, but that didn’t deter him.

Despite the fact that life on the streets was tough – Raimundo’s clothing consisted of black bags and he “lived” by a busy road – he held one true passion.

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Raimundo sat in the same place every day; passers-by had no idea why he was so obsessed with his wrinkled pieces of paper.

The locals who walked by assumed he was just a dirty, old man who had fallen on hard times and had no interest in helping himself.

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However, Raimundo kept putting pen to paper; kept dreaming that one day his work could be published.

Then, in 2011, a young woman named Shalla Monteiro befriended him.

Each day she would have a conversation with him, until eventually he was willing to share some of his poetry with her.

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Shalla was blown away by the work – so much so that she created a Facebook page in a bid to present his material to the world.

As soon as Raimundo’s writing hit the net, he received a wave of support. Locals sought him out, gave him generous gifts and supported him with encouraging words.

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His Facebook page grew and grew, until eventually Raimundo had 100,000 new fans.

The fame was only a small part of it all though. One particularly special person saw Raimundo’s face on Facebook and recognised him. It was his missing brother.
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The brother immediately contacted Raimundo and invited him to move into his house. What good luck to reunite with each other after so many years apart!

For the first time in an incredible 35 years, Raimundo got a chance to take a bath, have a shave and groom himself.

Today, Raimundo has a home and is comfortable when he goes to sleep each night. It’s truly wonderful what a simple gesture can accomplish.

Raimundo and Shalla are still best friends.

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“The Conditioned” is a critically acclaimed documentary that follows the remarkable journey Raimundo made from rags to riches!

Of course, it’s not just in Brazil that people live homeless lives on the streets.

There are people just you like and me who, often for reasons out of their hands, are resigned to lives consisting of dirt, hunger and cold.

They’re humans; they too dreams, talents, feelings, ambitions, just like any other.

The least we can do is show that we care and lend a helping hand when the opportunity presents itself. Thank you Shalla, for showing us what a little kindness can do. We hope it ultimately creates a chain reaction that continues to change people’s lives through the power of positivity. 

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Illinois teen reported missing after missing flight in Houston `Please Share`

Police are asking for the public’s help locating a teen from Illinois who was flying from Chicago to Nicaragua but failed to board her connecting flight after landing in Houston. Police now believe the teen is in Atlanta.

According to the Johnsburg Police Department in Illinois, Rubi Concepcion Mendez, 17, boarded a flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Nicaragua with a connecting flight at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

The first flight departed Chicago on April 23 at 9 p.m. Police say the flight from Chicago was confirmed to have landed in Houston, but the teen did not board the second leg of the flight from Houston to Nicaragua, which left Houston at 9 a.m. on April 24.

A missing person’s report was filed at 10 a.m April 24 with Johnsburg police. The department is looking for information on the missing girl.

Rubi is described as a Hispanic female, 5’2″ tall, 115 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Police say she was last seen being dropped off at the airport by her guardian and was wearing a green shirt, blue jeans and a long black coast carrying a pink and brown animal print bag.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Johnsburg Police Department at 815.385.6024 or local law enforcement….

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“5 MOST AMAZING ANGELS CAUGHT ON TAPE”.

Its been so hard for some people to believe in the existence of Angels but after watching this 5 minutes video you will notice that angels are around us and watching over us. As Christian of course we believe in the existence of Angels. They are mentioned several times in the Holy Bible.

However, get ready for your belief to take a new level when you witness these divine beings caught on camera interacting with normal, everyday people.As if there were any remaining doubts, four more moments of Angels were captured performing wondrous and merciful acts around the globe. Each of which proves that God has not forsaken humanity, even in these troublesome times. We’re never alone, God is always with us.We have heard of people’s confessions about encounters with angels and sometimes how angels saved their lives. The video opens up with a short narration of an time where an Angel helped save the life of young girl named Erin- a cancer-stricken girl who was hanging on the verge of death.

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WOULD YOU STOP PRAYING IN PUBLIC PLEASE (SOCIAL EXPERIMENT)

Do you pray out loud? What about when you eat out? What if another person berated you for this? What about if they criticized another person who was praying? Would you take up for them? This ABC News video, posted by What Would You Do, which you can watch it below, sets up a fictional scenario to see what people would do when they witnessed an atheist (actress) ask a family (actors) to stop praying over their meal at a restaurant because it was offensive to her.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IN SUCH A SCENARIO?

In today’s inclusive, easily offended society, it can be difficult to know what to do in such a situation. This was set up only to see how others would react. It is difficult to know how we as Christians should react. Let’s consider what God’s word says about the issue of Christians being criticized and how we should respond. The Bible in Proverbs 15:1 says, “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” This verse implies that we as Christians should provide a gentle answer, instead of being harsh, mean or angry.

HOW DID THOSE IN THE VIDEO RESPOND?

Some in the video got pretty heated about the situation, even telling the atheist that she should leave and “shut up.” Although this is an understandable, human reaction, this likely isn’t how God would want us to respond. Instead, according to the scripture, He would prefer we represent Him with kindness, love, and understanding. Therefore, although this was a fictional setup, it presents a good opportunity for us all to consider how we would respond to such obvious hatred of our faith. Unfortunately, this exact, scenario might one day become a sad reality.