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(Slooh)   232 officially missing from Joplin tornado   (nbcactionnews.com ) divider line
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2011-05-26 12:17:43 PM  
Better than the 1500 from yesterday.
 
2011-05-26 12:18:48 PM  
Wow.
 
2011-05-26 12:33:12 PM  
miaminewsrecord.com
 
2011-05-26 12:42:00 PM  

twobux: Better than the 1500 from yesterday.


By far. But still DAMN that's a lot of people. I just hope most of that number is people that can't get a hold of others due to communications lines being down but are otherwise ok.
 
2011-05-26 12:54:46 PM  
Sad tag, indeed. Saw CNN tape this morning of a guy who said he's been calling his son's cell phone number over and over again.
 
2011-05-26 02:17:22 PM  
Larry showed up so I feel a little better.
 
2011-05-26 02:19:27 PM  
Some people just left and didnt tell anyone where they are staying. I had to have my friend Nicole actually all in to a number to let them know she was ok, even though she was all over Facebook through her phone.
 
2011-05-26 02:19:38 PM  
That picture of a chair in the wall reminded me of one I saw where a small piece of wood got driven through a car battery. The amount of force that was needed to do that must of been pretty high.
 
2011-05-26 02:20:10 PM  
take it! take another little piece of my heart care unit...

/god sure was an asshole this week in the midwest
 
2011-05-26 02:20:21 PM  
Fred Phelps told me this was all those darn gays' fault. When will their reign of fabulous terror end!?

//feel sorry for the poor kids. I hope they're all okay, but I have my doubts.
 
2011-05-26 02:20:42 PM  
Blues_X, Dayum.
 
2011-05-26 02:21:19 PM  
www.interestment.co.uk
 
2011-05-26 02:21:54 PM  

nekom: twobux: Better than the 1500 from yesterday.

By far. But still DAMN that's a lot of people. I just hope most of that number is people that can't get a hold of others due to communications lines being down but are otherwise ok.


Indeed.
 
2011-05-26 02:24:03 PM  
232?

Parallel might be faster.
 
2011-05-26 02:24:32 PM  
That's "officially" missing...I wonder how many people are missing and not reported simply because the ones who would make the report are also missing.

I expect they will be finding remains for years around the area.
 
2011-05-26 02:25:59 PM  
Hopefully people aren't too disaster apathetic after what happened to us down here with Tuscaloosa. Please send what you can to help these people. The Red Cross has my support forever after how amazingly they've helped our state.
 
jvl
2011-05-26 02:27:28 PM  

Leeds: 232?

Parallel might be faster.


They were lost one bit at a time.

/ Window seat.
 
2011-05-26 02:28:50 PM  
As I understand it they are in the Land of Oz.
 
2011-05-26 02:29:41 PM  
One of my coworkers (who is quite easy to fool) is telling a story about a boy who walked out of the woods in Alabama or Arkansas and said that the Joplin tornado had dropped him there. Although you hear about pieces of paper traveling many miles, I have to hear of a child be deposited in another state. I did not have the heart to tell her that this was not possible...bless her heart.
 
2011-05-26 02:30:21 PM  
That sucks.
 
2011-05-26 02:31:34 PM  
Everyone knows that natural disasters are messages from God. Obviously, they aren't warnings for us to increase investments in things like more resilient infrastructure, streamlined evacuation plans, or eco-friendly policies. Why waste our money on fascistic things like stronger levees, or reinforced foundations? That's Big Brother, pal!

No, these messages are of a moral kind. Did you have sex before marriage? Hurricane! Did you eat meat on a Friday? Tornado of fire! The messages are hard to interpret, of course. This is the big G-man we're talking about. Fortunately, just like Professor Beck, I'm a highly acclaimed religious historian. The crux of my doctoral thesis demonstrated that broad natural disasters are messages sent from an all-powerful deity, meant to delineate the antiquated biblical rules designed to govern the dull minutia of our daily lives. Sounds crazy, right? Wrong! What follows is an abridged but highly accurate key to understanding the wrathful language of God, in plain, Midwestern English:

A hurricane, hitting the East Coast of the US:
"Cease your sinning, filthy heathens. Repent, repent, or doom shall rain upon ye."

Two tornadoes, destroying the entirety of Toledo:
"Just saying 'hey.'"

3.8 Magnitude Earthquake, Los Angeles:
"You aren't getting enough Omega-3 fatty acids in your day-to-day; try fish oil supplements."

A tropical cyclone hitting California, followed by a brief lull, and then an enormous mudslide:
"Did I leave my cardigan at your apartment last night?"

Light seismic waves (West Coast):
"Hey, Jim Meagers of Duluth, MN. Yes, you. Your left tail light is out."

A hydrothermal explosion in Yellowstone National Park that instantly vaporizes a tour bus packed with squinting octogenarians:
"Health claims regarding pomegranates are highly exaggerated."

8.9 Magnitude Earthquake, Japan:
"Glenn Beck will callously profit off of a tragic disaster by utilizing shocking statements as a means to further his own absurd agenda."

And that's that. God has spoken. Remember, disasters remind us of how very fragile we all are; even Glenn Beck. Especially Glenn Beck, with that easy to smash, egg-like head of his. I'm just saying.
 
2011-05-26 02:38:00 PM  
The feeling of not knowing the fate of your loved ones is horrible. I truly feel for all those involved.
 
2011-05-26 02:39:29 PM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: That picture of a chair in the wall reminded me of one I saw where a small piece of wood got driven through a car battery. The amount of force that was needed to do that must of been pretty high.


I see that and raise you a piece of fiberglass home insulation embedded in a tree.
 
2011-05-26 02:39:30 PM  
They must have some serious freedom. They have nothing left to lose.
 
2011-05-26 02:40:22 PM  

Wild Eyed and Wicked: One of my coworkers (who is quite easy to fool) is telling a story about a boy who walked out of the woods in Alabama or Arkansas and said that the Joplin tornado had dropped him there. Although you hear about pieces of paper traveling many miles, I have to hear of a child be deposited in another state. I did not have the heart to tell her that this was not possible...bless her heart.


Its true, my cousin seen it!
 
2011-05-26 02:41:15 PM  
The oldest person isn't the person they listed. It lists a woman named Wilma as born in '14.
 
2011-05-26 02:42:06 PM  
If all goes well, the number of missing will go down as people are accounted for. The death toll won't rise much higher, assuming Joplin's numbers follow the same trends as missing/death numbers from the Tuscaloosa, AL tornado. Several days following the Tuscaloosa tornado, the number of missing was at over 400, and the death toll was in the mid 30's. The final death toll for Tuscaloosa is 41, iirc.
 
2011-05-26 02:42:13 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Sad tag, indeed. Saw CNN tape this morning of a guy who said he's been calling his son's cell phone number over and over again.


aww, man.

/off to watch that dreadful Sarah McLaughlin/humane society guilt trip on a loop for a pick-me-up
 
2011-05-26 02:42:38 PM  

KoolerThanJesus: They must have some serious freedom. They have nothing left to lose.


I'll see your Janis and raise you Scott.

"Do not blow this chair fast. It is never right to blow Furniture fast."
 
2011-05-26 02:43:11 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Sad tag, indeed. Saw CNN tape this morning of a guy who said he's been calling his son's cell phone number over and over again.


He was roaming.
 
2011-05-26 02:44:05 PM  
Actually everyone is missing from the Joplin tornado because the Joplin tornado doesn't exist anymore so how can anyone be present at the Joplin tornado right now?
 
2011-05-26 02:45:16 PM  

A Fark Handle: take it! take another little piece of my heart care unit...

/god sure was an asshole this week in the midwest


How was God involved in this?

He WAS an immature ahole in the old testament, but he grew up and redeemed himself in the new.

It's all about the metaphors!
 
2011-05-26 02:45:32 PM  
Are there any of our farker brothers and sisters from that area missing? :(
 
2011-05-26 02:45:45 PM  
trolltimusprime: "Its true, my cousin seen it!"

That's only one degree of separation. You need a couple more.
"My cousin works with the husband of the lady who found him."
 
2011-05-26 02:46:04 PM  
Thank you Blues_X for the chair pic - just emailed it to my BF. He was in Bermuda for Hurricane Paka and has been arguing with me for days that Paka was muuuuch worse, even though he lived in an area prepared for winds like that and in concrete houses. I keep telling him it's not a contest - we're giving some damn money and supplies and shut the hell up about how people around here "can't handle a disaster". His favorite story to describe how powerful Paka was that when they left the house, there was a coconut stuck in the concrete. This chair should do nicely to (hopefully) make him realize he's being a dick.
 
2011-05-26 02:48:35 PM  

trappedspirit: Actually everyone is missing from the Joplin tornado because the Joplin tornado doesn't exist anymore so how can anyone be present at the Joplin tornado right now?


because the tornado is missing from joplin, too.
 
2011-05-26 02:51:06 PM  
What did the native americans who lived there before do during a tornado? serious ??, did a quick google search found nothing.
 
2011-05-26 02:52:05 PM  
i2.cdn.turner.com
Will drink to that
 
2011-05-26 02:52:24 PM  

bruce4bruce: What did the native americans who lived there before do during a tornado? serious ??, did a quick google search found nothing.


Die probably.
 
2011-05-26 02:52:54 PM  
I've seen two CNN stories today about people I know. One was a John Doe in Freeman Hospital, who's parents didn't even recognize him when they'd been there previously, the other a guy who used to work for me. His son was thrown into the lawnmower department at Home Depot. Both are in induced comas.

We've been up there helping the last two days, it's pretty much a nightmare.
 
2011-05-26 02:52:55 PM  

bruce4bruce: What did the native americans who lived there before do during a tornado? serious ??, did a quick google search found nothing.


They had dances that prevented them from happening.
 
2011-05-26 02:55:34 PM  

jvl: Leeds: 232?

Parallel might be faster.

They were lost one bit at a time.

/ Window seat.


I laughed.
 
2011-05-26 02:57:03 PM  
Most of them are probably ugly people - they don't count.
 
2011-05-26 02:58:23 PM  

probesport: Speaker2Animals: Sad tag, indeed. Saw CNN tape this morning of a guy who said he's been calling his son's cell phone number over and over again.

He was roaming.


He should have had reception, I saw a lot of bars flung into more places.
 
2011-05-26 03:00:28 PM  
To the cloud!
 
2011-05-26 03:01:02 PM  

muck4doo: bruce4bruce: What did the native americans who lived there before do during a tornado? serious ??, did a quick google search found nothing.

They had dances that prevented them from happening.


applause
 
2011-05-26 03:01:59 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Most of them are probably ugly people - they don't count.


It's Joplin, it's a certainty that they are are ugly people.

/Seriously though, this whole thing sucks
 
2011-05-26 03:05:33 PM  
And the sound of the world's smallest violin can be heard playing from Japan...
 
2011-05-26 03:07:06 PM  

brewssuds: And the sound of the world's smallest violin can be heard playing from Japan...


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2011-05-26 03:07:48 PM  

bruce4bruce: What did the native americans who lived there before do during a tornado? serious ??, did a quick google search found nothing.


They just laid down on the ground. Unless it passes extremely close by, you're probably going to be fine...People get thrown around by tornadoes pretty often, and unless you meet a tree or a brick wall, you usually live.

Debris are the real problem. If you pile a ton of heavy shiat nearby which the storm can pick up and embed in your skull, or slam you into at 120mph, you're much more likely to have problems. That's why they tell you to lie down in a ditch. if you're caught in the open. It's to put you below the debris cloud.
 
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