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Old 09-08-2017, 01:19 PM
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Blessed are the animals, for they are true innocents. Blessed are those who protect and care for those animals.
That's awesome thank's for posting. I would have loved to be on that plane.

I thought about making the long drive to help the animals, but I have 9 dogs at my house and 35 at our sanctuary now. Unfortunately that is more than we are supposed to have, at both locations.
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That's awesome thank's for posting. I would have loved to be on that plane.

I thought about making the long drive to help the animals, but I have 9 dogs at my house and 35 at our sanctuary now. Unfortunately that is more than we are supposed to have, at both locations.
Cousins who live on the outskirts of the Houston area, but came out of it relatively unscathed, have 3 dogs, 1 cow and 1 Bull, several goats, chickens, unknown number of cats, have taken in another dozen or so critters in temporarily. In addition to gutting out the insides of my 92 year old Aunt's house which was flooded during Harvey.

I won't tell about yer overage of critters, if you don't.
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A Georgia man and several volunteers held a large cookout for Florida evacuees on Saturday.
Chad Harrison, who lives in Valdosta, Georgia, said he was watching a lot of negative news about Florida residents being stuck on the main highway, I-75, while trying to leave the state ahead of Hurricane Irma, and he wanted to do something to help.

He decided to ask a couple of co-workers at the auto body shop where he works to chip in and help, but once the word spread, donations began to pour in.
“It’s a huge storm. Being from the south, it’s something that we felt like we needed to do. We just take care of our neighbors,” Harrison told InsideEdition.com.

Harrison and other volunteers gathered by the highway and began grilling for anyone that wanted to stop by and eat.
With signs that read, “Free Food For Evacuees,” Harrison and the community were able to feed around 2,000 people. They also filled up several evacuees’ gas tanks.

“It was beautiful,” Harrison said. “I cooked meals. I filled up gas. I filled in where it needed to be, everyone did."
He said the response to the community’s gesture has been great and people were really thankful.

“People had tears of joy,” Harrison said. “It’s just hard to describe when you see a child who has nothing and all of a sudden, they have to get on the road and run from a category 5 hurricane. You can imagine the stress level of the parents. They were blessed.”

As of Sunday after Irma’s forecasted path shifted, a hurricane warning was in effect for Valdosta as well, which is right on the Georgia-Florida line.
Georgia Man Holds Cookout For Florida Evacuees Near Highway: 'It Was Beautiful'



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Warms the heart amid all this destruction.


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A thirsty deer in Florida Keys receives hurricane relief; video

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all God's creatures need looking after

if only we could remember that in good weather too
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all God's creatures need looking after

if only we could remember that in good weather too

True.... , and humans are also children of God.. We failed our self.

Man kind choose from the earliest of civilizations, cities, to go with a society set up for gains.. Profits. Ideas became businesses. And a profit driven economy started.

Which works best, if run fairly...........

In stead of communal type sharing, communities where bartering is part of life.

The idea being body is above any other.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/06/o...y-poverty.html

why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History
We all know that the world is going to hell. Given the rising risk of nuclear war with North Korea, the paralysis in Congress, warfare in Yemen and Syria, atrocities in Myanmar and a president who may be going cuckoo, you might think 2017 was the worst year ever.

But you’d be wrong. In fact, 2017 was probably the very best year in the long history of humanity.

A smaller share of the world’s people were hungry, impoverished or illiterate than at any time before. A smaller proportion of children died than ever before. The proportion disfigured by leprosy, blinded by diseases like trachoma or suffering from other ailments also fell.

We need some perspective as we watch the circus in Washington, hands over our mouths in horror. We journalists focus on bad news — we cover planes that crash, not those that take off — but the backdrop of global progress may be the most important development in our lifetime.

Every day, the number of people around the world living in extreme poverty (less than about $2 a day) goes down by 217,000, according to calculations by Max Roser, an Oxford University economist who runs a website called Our World in Data. Every day, 325,000 more people gain access to electricity. And 300,000 more gain access to clean drinking water.

Readers often assume that because I cover war, poverty and human rights abuses, I must be gloomy, an Eeyore with a pen. But I’m actually upbeat, because I’ve witnessed transformational change.
As recently as the 1960s, a majority of humans had always been illiterate and lived in extreme poverty. Now fewer than 15 percent are illiterate, and fewer than 10 percent live in extreme poverty. In another 15 years, illiteracy and extreme poverty will be mostly gone. After thousands of generations, they are pretty much disappearing on our watch.

Just since 1990, the lives of more than 100 million children have been saved by vaccinations, diarrhea treatment, breast-feeding promotion and other simple steps.

Steven Pinker, the Harvard psychology professor, explores the gains in a terrific book due out next month, “Enlightenment Now,” in which he recounts the progress across a broad array of metrics, from health to wars, the environment to happiness, equal rights to quality of life...."
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I haven't yet checked the numbers given above as that many over all these years. That's a lot of people... Just how many people are living below the poverty level?

https://ourworldindata.org/

Quite a percentage I bet, of the total. Heck India has close to a billion living on the bottom rung of the ladder alone. That is 1/8th of the total in one country.

And of the some 290+ Nations some never heard a thing about. Many are quit
poor except some top brass in the armed services and for sure some entrenched politicians.

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