THOUGHTS & PRAYERS FOR JOPLIN

  • HndsmKansan

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    May 23, 2011 12:05 PM GMT
    We could see the storm front way east when we came back from town last night, far to the southeast. You could tell it was bad.

    So many people dead and horrible damage in Joplin, Mo.
    There was also a tornado in Reading, KS (east of Emporia) on Saturday.

    Thoughts and prayers guys.. awful weekend events.

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    May 23, 2011 12:08 PM GMT
    Such a sad thing to happen. May the lives lost , rest in peace and those remaining to stay strong and renew their strength&perseverance in rebuilding.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 23, 2011 12:39 PM GMT
    I'm told we could have a repeat today or tomorrow with the weather. No doubt everybody will be on edge.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 23, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    Getting additional information, the hospital you see in the video and on television apparently had 2 more floors that were "removed" by the tornado.
    The city lost 4 grade schools and their only high school (I thought that was a little odd, Joplin should be large enough to have 2 or 3 high schools)
    A friend of mine who works for corporate Walmart told me one of their stores in Joplin is a "slab" now.
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    May 23, 2011 3:05 PM GMT
    wow.
    many years ago i was in Joplin for a piano competition ( as odd as it sounds ).
    the weather was hot and humid and there was warning of tornadoes . You could see those clouds with kind of a weird colour about them , greenish almost.
    nothing happened then.

    and now they've been hit hard.
    damn weather.

  • Webster666

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    May 23, 2011 4:29 PM GMT
    Shit happens.
    This is god punishing the red states.
    They want less government ?
    Fine.
    Don't ask FEMA to rebuild your house that's 12 feet underwater.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 23, 2011 4:38 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidShit happens.
    This is god punishing the red states.
    They want less government ?
    Fine.
    Don't ask FEMA to rebuild your house that's 12 feet underwater.


    Calm down, Missouri isn't a "red state"
    and we're talking tornado damage... the flooding is south.
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    May 23, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    I was expecting Joplin to be a dog. This is nearly as bad. My thoughts today are with the people of Joplin.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 23, 2011 9:47 PM GMT
    I understand there are now 116 people dead.. just amazing.
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    May 23, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    I work with a literacy program there and I've been trying to contact them but have not been able to reach anyone. It's been haunting me ever since I heard about the tornado and saw the videos.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    May 24, 2011 2:08 AM GMT
    SleepyFisherman saidThe people of Joplin are in my thoughts and prayers.


    +1

    Also, I will make a donation to the Red Cross and earmark it for Joplin. I did the same not long ago for funds to go directly to Birmingham, AL and to Catoosa County, GA when tornadoes ripped through those areas.
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    May 24, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    Whenever I read things like this, I just shake my head. It's sad and incredible at the same time when you hear about the bad things that are happening in this world.
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    May 24, 2011 5:22 AM GMT
    This year , mother nature is taking a revenge ....
    Floods in Queensland , then a cat 5 cyclone , Earthquake in NZ and Spain ,Tsunami in Japan , horrible and frequent Tornadoes in the south , and a record flood from the Mississipi river ..
    All theses lives lost and changed ,so much heartache for the survivors , when is it going to stop ? .....
    My thoughts are with all the survivors of Joplin .....
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    May 24, 2011 5:25 AM GMT
    HK- is there a unique relief fund for this devistation? I assume the Red Cross, as always, but wondering if you knew of something more specific that might be as good or better a choice for providing assistance where interested folks could make a donation.
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    May 24, 2011 5:44 AM GMT
    Joplin authorities have asked for those who wish to help to donate through Red Cross. In fact, they've asked that people not jump in their cars to come "help". It's a 6 mile long clusterf*ck that is going to take monumental coordination to work through.

    For those of us who may be repulsed by the "red" mentality of many of its occupants, this presents a perfect opportunity to show them that the very services that they may have decried (FEMA) are in fact important safety nets that we need as a society. Give if you can, show them that you care.
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    May 24, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    I got a call from the literacy program in Joplin and the director said they were out of the path of the storm. Some employees unfortunately lost their homes but no one was harmed.

    A good friend of mine works for the Red Cross and they do a great job of getting in there and helping out as soon as possible. Donations to the Red Cross would be very helpful (it's unfortunate that gay men still can't give blood, however, when that is often needed in disasters).

    I've spent most of my life in the so-called "Red States" and know many people there. I know a lot of very unselfish, generous people who would literally give others the shirt off of their backs if they needed it. Red State people have not been portrayed very well in the media and people make lots of assumptions.

  • metta

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    May 25, 2011 8:01 PM GMT


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    http://thedailywh.at/2011/05/24/before-and-after-of-the-day-2/

    here is that clip that they show little bits of it on the news

  • metta

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    May 26, 2011 6:41 PM GMT
    In Wake Of Tragedy, Joplin Missouri LGBT Community Pulls Together

    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/05/25/in-wake-of-tragedy-joplin-missouri-lgbt-community-pulls-together/
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    May 26, 2011 6:45 PM GMT
    metta8 said

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    Holy shit. icon_eek.gif That's awful. I legitimately hope that the town recovers from this horrible disaster.
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    May 26, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    Things like this make you realize how lucky most of us have been to not have gone thru something like this. So much is going on in and around the world.

    I hope the area recovers & my heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones. I wish I had more or was closer to help out.

    Its amazing to see peeople come together & help each other as a human race through a tragedy like this no matter what may have diversified them before hand.