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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 10:24 AM
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Post-Tornado Images of People in Alabama (large images)
Here are some images you may not have seen:






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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 10:25 AM
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1. :(
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 10:29 AM
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2. Yes. We've seen lots of photos of destruction, but not as
many of the people who are living through it. They are who we need to be focused on.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 10:37 AM
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5. I just returned from Iowa
where my hometown narrowly escaped a direct hit in the same storm that hit Mapleton Iowa. My cousins farm among dozen or so others in the area just outside of my hometown were completely destroyed.

One farmer lost all his buildings but the house, the were burning the debris from the barn and out buildings when the wind shifted and burned down his house.

The real loss is the human tragedy, the loss of life and livelihoods, their lives changed forever.

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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 10:39 AM
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6. Yes, and that often gets forgotten with all the focus on
buildings and officials. In the end, it is the people who should be the focus.
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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 10:33 AM
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3. These people look shell-shocked.
I just read here that FEMA was responding really well. What else can be done? : (
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 10:35 AM
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4. The Red Cross is there in force, too, so that's one option
for donations.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 12:12 PM
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12. Of course they're in shock.
It takes weeks for this to sink in.
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tuckessee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 10:41 AM
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7. When did Presidents become ambulance chasing ghouls?
I wonder who the first President was who travelled to a faraway disaster scene to pose for pictures? I can't help but think of W when he went around with his Potemkin water distrubution stand immediately after Katrina.

I don't think Lincoln at Gettysburg counts as the battle was over and the wounded cleared by the time he arrived.

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dems_rightnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 10:43 AM
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9. Pretty much always
Your other choice is being tagged as "not caring". So you can't win. There's always someone to gripe about what you either did or did not do.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 10:50 AM
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11. Our Presidents are supposed to do that. They are symbols of
something that continues to stand, even in the face of disaster. It looks to me like the First Lady is providing a bit of comfort to someone. Why would a President not go to the site of a disaster?
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 12:14 PM
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13. I guess when transportation was able to get them there in a timely manner.
Don't you think?

And what a particularly offensive way to phrase this very necessary visit.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 10:41 AM
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8. A highschool friends niece lost her roommate and boyfriend of the roommate to this horric storm
:-(
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 10:48 AM
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10. Many people lost those close to them. Very sad.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 01:38 PM
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14. It's especially sad when there's a few degrees separation.
eom
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