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Rescued Pit Bull Elected Town Mayor After Beating Out Chicken and a Donkey

Rescued Pit Bull Elected Town Mayor After Beating Out Chicken and a Donkey

I thought I was in /sub/nottheonion for a sec.

How do you find it depressing? The town is so small it doesn't need a mayor, and according to the article they've been appointing animals since the 90s. Also, when the town votes, each vote costs a dollar, and they are putting it towards improving the town.

Well, nobody wants a jackass in office, right?

Yes, but really this is more of a fundraiser than an actual mayoral election.

Sisters apart for 40 years reunited by working in the same U.S. hospital.

Sisters apart for 40 years reunited by working in the same U.S. hospital.
Sisters apart for 40 years reunited by working in the same U.S. hospital.

Nice story but fuck that website.

Their mother left their father and took the younger daughter, leaving the older girl with him. The father died and their child was adopted overseas to the states. The younger daughter does not know what happened to her mother, but was separately adopted overseas to the United States. They met when they were both assigned to work the same shift at a hospital in Florida, when one was about 42 and the other 40. I think one of them was a nurse, so presumably the other was as well. They compared notes and decided it was worth getting DNA tested.

It's ultimately a happy story but I can't help feeling quite sad about it. Their family was torn into shreds and these sisters are very fortunate to have found each other.

Or is half their life still left?

Give me a tldr, and keep my browser safe?

Hero reunites with little girl he saved from drowning on her birthday

Hero reunites with little girl he saved from drowning on her birthday
Hero reunites with little girl he saved from drowning on her birthday

Finally something on here that is truly uplifting and doesn't make me feel sad!!

When I finally read "no brain damage" I let out a huge sigh of relief. Truly uplifting, lucky little girl!

Not all heroes wear capes

This is such a great picture, everyone is genuinely happy and the story behind it is heartwarming.

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Couple with 2 children with Down syndrome start coffee shop and now employ 40 adults with some kind of mental disability

Couple with 2 children with Down syndrome start coffee shop and now employ 40 adults with some kind of mental disability
Couple with 2 children with Down syndrome start coffee shop and now employ 40 adults with some ki...

There's a coffee shop right around the corner from where I live that employs people with down syndrome. Shop is called 'brownies & downies'! 😁 Not sure if that would be acceptable in the US but I find it funny nonetheless.

It's a chain in the Netherlands, I know a guy who works there. 😁

At the restaurant I work at we have a guy who is deaf and just hired another guy who suffers from tbi like disabilities without actually having any disabilities. And at our sister store we have a cashier that is blind, a floor person who has Down syndrome and another floor person who is developmentally delayed. I tell you what they are all amazing and have taught me so much about what you can do when you put your mind to it.

So also black people

Germany Wipes Slate Clean for 50,000 Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

Germany Wipes Slate Clean for 50,000 Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

Out of those 50,000 only 5,000 are still alive. They are getting compensation as well.

The measure, approved on Thursday, also awards compensation to about 5,000 of the men who are still living. Each will receive 3,000 euros ($3,350), and an additional €1,500 for each year spent in prison for the convictions.

It's better than getting nothing and dying feeling like no one even knowing what you went through.

€1,500 for each year spent in prison...

Their slate was already clean to begin with; the only crime that was ever committed was by the state.

Georgia Couple Adopts 88 Children With Special Needs Over 4 Decades

Georgia Couple Adopts 88 Children With Special Needs Over 4 Decades
Georgia Couple Adopts 88 Children With Special Needs Over 4 Decades

When the article talks about the two biological daughters they tell so much about one and nothing to say about the other lol.

The other has no special needs so we won't even mention her name or occupation. Lol wtf

I don't know what you drank for breakfast this morning, but it certainly wasn't from the cup of human kindness.

No, that's totally normal. I'm a neurotypical (mostly) sibling of a highly disabled boy, and me and my other brother get shoved to the side all the time, lmao

Boys in skirts win the right to wear shorts - next year

Boys in skirts win the right to wear shorts - next year
Boys in skirts win the right to wear shorts - next year

The English will do anything to keep their lads out of kilts.

You'd think that with how often this has happened, school administrators would have grown wise to the whole thing and either acknowledged shorts are necessary in hot weather, or written the rules to explicitly prohibit this kind of behavior.

A bunch of us all wore skirts to school one time. The head of year was not happy about it. Miserable dickhead.

Is that why Dumbledore makes you wear robes now?

AP: Grizzly bears removed from the endangered species list.

AP: Grizzly bears removed from the endangered species list.
AP: Grizzly bears removed from the endangered species list.

Now THEY are the danger

We've already got the half-breeds here in Colorado. I'm actually watching one chase the mail man up the street from my condo here in Denve.... nevermind, it got him.

This message brought to you by the Colorado Anti-Tourism Board

Now the polar bears keep moving south interbreeding with the grizzlies and the northern hemisphere it's pretty is put on notice.

NPR mentioned that the effort to remove them from the list was started attempted under the Obama and Bush administrations, so this isn't necessarily a Republicans vs. the Planet thing.

Grizzly populations in the Yellowstone region have increased from ~100 bears in the 1970s to over ~700 bears today - which is an amazing effort.

Grizzlys are a part of a delicate ecosystem, more of them after a certain threshold isn't always better for the entire population, especially considering the expansion of human populated areas. While I'm not excited about loss of wildlife habitat in the long run, that is presently a different conversation than the immediate reclassification of Grizzly Bears.

My understanding of hunting is that it still falls under State regulations, and only outside the protected Yellowstone national park.

Ultimately declassification is good. It proves that we can help to protect endangered species. It proves to critics of the endangered species programs that just because a species is listed, does not mean that the species will be listed forever, even if their populations recover. I don't enjoy the idea of these magnificent animals being hunted for sport - but I also don't like when people are lethally mauled on a hike by a starving Grizzly bear that can't compete for food in its limited territory.

Refugee janitor's daughter is valedictorian. Again.

Refugee janitor's daughter is valedictorian. Again.

News which paints refugees in a positive light is political

No it's not. Being a refugee is not political. The practice of seeking refuge is a social and religious one stretching back very far in Christian culture. If you are being physically abused by your SO and you go somewhere for help is that political?

This story doesn't represent all refugees

Nor does your comment.

Most refugees...

Most refugees try to make better lives somewhere and work hard.

Yeah, but Muslims...

Do you know why you're scared of Muslims? Because you think of the very few who commit terrorist actions and not the many more who condemn those actions. I work with young Muslims. They are people. Why do you hate people?

Yeah but...

You hate certain people because it feels good to feel better than them, to take what they have away from them, to belittle them so that you are their superior. But what if you win? What if you drive them away, kill them? Who will there be to feel better than next? Hate eats itself, it drives brother against brother, mother against son. It will never make you actually be better, it will only make you think failure is acceptable because 'at least I'm not a filthy...'

But if those people are filthy because they are conniving, conspiratorial, hateful, do not allow fair play... well, it's clear you only hate yourself.

I welcome refugees. I welcome people who hate refugees. In the first case this story is evidence that refugees can benefit the society which allows them. Perhaps in your case you can do the same. I look forward to a news article with your name on it hitting this sub.

Awesome story. Awesome parents.

He came to the United States in 1983 and found work shortly thereafter with the Rochester City School District. He studied when he wasn't working and managed to earn a series of degrees: a high school equivalency in 1990, an associate's degree in 2003, a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2008.

He dreamed of becoming a teacher, but realized pursuing that path would prevent him from providing for his four children. Instead, he has pushed them, as well as the other young people he mentors at Wilson Magnet.

Thats an impressive feat. Its no wonder his children value hard work and are able to succeed.

But....janitor pays better than teacher?

Terrible comments in this thread tho.

β€œI think it’s nice to be able to give a young family a start in life,” said Ann. Lady voluntarily moves out of big home to smaller apartment so that family in need can use the family-sized home.

β€œI think it’s nice to be able to give a young family a start in life,” said Ann. Lady voluntarily moves out of big home to smaller apartment so that family in need can use the family-sized home.
β€œI think it’s nice to be able to give a young family a start in life,” said Ann. Lady voluntarily...

Can someone explain the dynamics here for people unfamiliar with Irish housing? Did she sell her old house and get a free apartment? Or did she give up her free house and move into a smaller free apartment? Either way, it's a great story.

I could be wrong but I think it was a house rented at a subsidised price from the Govt, which she gave up for an apartment rented at a subsidised rate from the Govt.

In the uk at least you can get a council house which costs you nothing if you are eligible for that to be the case, the council own the flats and effectively cover the rent. It's cheaper in the long run than them paying your rent for somewhere with a private landlord. Anyone with sufficiently low income should be eligible but there are often shortages of suitable homes, especially those with more than 2 bedrooms. People can often wait years for a bigger house if their family has expanded for example, meaning until they get somewhere new they have 2/3/4 kids sharing one bedroom. And even kids in the parents bedrooms.

If you are in public housing this should be mandatory. How many others are living all by themselves in a big house?

Try one of these subthreads