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2013-05-21 09:46:27 AM
nice
 
2013-05-21 09:48:21 AM
Yeah Bowser!
 
2013-05-21 09:49:12 AM
That tornado is kicking up a lot of dust in here.
 
2013-05-21 09:49:14 AM
For god's sake man.  She's an old woman.  Put the camera down and help her get the dog out.
 
2013-05-21 09:50:09 AM
That dog was literally at her feet, she must not have been looking too hard.

Hell with it being that close and the camera going right to it, it might be a total set up.
 
2013-05-21 09:51:35 AM

BowtoMogul: That dog was literally at her feet, she must not have been looking too hard.

Hell with it being that close and the camera going right to it, it might be a total set up.


Are you going with the CBS news reporter burying the dog on purpose or are you going with the equally improbable and absurd idea that the old woman helped bury it to get on TV?
 
2013-05-21 09:51:53 AM

ArgusRun: For god's sake man.  She's an old woman.  Put the camera down and help her get the dog out.


I heard some dude this morning saying while he was videoing the damage he could hear people screaming for help.  Did he stop to help...nope.
 
2013-05-21 09:52:29 AM

BowtoMogul: That dog was literally at her feet, she must not have been looking too hard.

Hell with it being that close and the camera going right to it, it might be a total set up.


Or it heard her talk and made it's way under the rubble toward her.

I know what I choose to believe.
 
2013-05-21 09:52:49 AM
FAKE
 
2013-05-21 09:53:35 AM

skozlaw: BowtoMogul: That dog was literally at her feet, she must not have been looking too hard.

Hell with it being that close and the camera going right to it, it might be a total set up.

Are you going with the CBS news reporter burying the dog on purpose or are you going with the equally improbable and absurd idea that the old woman helped bury it to get on TV?


Well, its less likely that the reporter would have acted alone....
 
2013-05-21 09:59:30 AM
The cynical asshole in me want's to say how utterly fake that was since the dog was a mere camera pan away from them and since the news woman's reaction seemed rehearsed somehow.

I just can't feel that way strong enough to believe it though. What a farking mess...
 
2013-05-21 10:00:47 AM

blatz514: ArgusRun: For god's sake man.  She's an old woman.  Put the camera down and help her get the dog out.

I heard some dude this morning saying while he was videoing the damage he could hear people screaming for help.  Did he stop to help...nope.


I have some level of understanding for the professionals.  They are trained and have it beaten into their heads to keep filming.  Keep the camera on and pointed at the action.  That what they are doing is almost as important (albeit in a different way) as the rescuers.  And when you read some of the stories of famous photos and their photographers (the famine vulture photo being the most well known) and read about the anguish and turmoil they feel afterwards, I sympathize.  I really do.

But... Even the military has strove to teach balance to it's soldiers (lawful vs unlawful orders, respecting non-combatants)  A modern military can''t just be hack and slash anymore.  They need to turn off one type of training and go into another depending on the situation.  Why can't broadcast journalism do the same?  There is a time when your reporting is critical and worthwhile, and there is a time when ou put down the camera and take on a different role.

What got me yesterday was interviewing children.  There is ZERO journalistic importance in a 8 year old telling the world on camera how scared he was and every chance that forcing him into such a spotlight could be emotionally damaging.  Even with parental consent.  Just don't do it.
 
2013-05-21 10:03:41 AM

blatz514: ArgusRun: For god's sake man.  She's an old woman.  Put the camera down and help her get the dog out.

I heard some dude this morning saying while he was videoing the damage he could hear people screaming for help.  Did he stop to help...nope.


To be fair, it IS Oklahoma.  It's a rule that survivors must pull themselves out of the rubble by their own bootstraps.  Otherwise you start creating an entitlement society.
 
2013-05-21 10:04:08 AM
I have to question the logic, sanity, and intelligence of building thousands of houses in a place called TORNADO ALLEY. Also of not having full tornado basement shelters in all the schools and having them required by code for all the houses.
People are surprised when this happens again ... and again?
How much are these kids' lives worth?
God can't protect us from being stupid.
 
2013-05-21 10:04:20 AM

blatz514: ArgusRun: For god's sake man.  She's an old woman.  Put the camera down and help her get the dog out.

I heard some dude this morning saying while he was videoing the damage he could hear people screaming for help.  Did he stop to help...nope.


There was as local reporter yesterday saying she hadn't been sending out video because she and her cameraman were helping search the rubble and were there when they started pulling bodies out. She looked like she was going to start crying on national tv.

/Not all reporters are assholes I guess.
 
2013-05-21 10:06:11 AM

BowtoMogul: That dog was literally at her feet, she must not have been looking too hard.

Hell with it being that close and the camera going right to it, it might be a total set up.



www.nowtheendbegins.com
 
2013-05-21 10:12:19 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: I have to question the logic, sanity, and intelligence of building thousands of houses in a place called TORNADO ALLEY. Also of not having full tornado basement shelters in all the schools and having them required by code for all the houses.
People are surprised when this happens again ... and again?
How much are these kids' lives worth?
God can't protect us from being stupid.


See Also:
Western states wildfires
California earthquakes
Coastal states hurricane areas
Damn near everywhere flooding

But I agree, truly underground safe areas in the schools should have been a no-brainer.
 
2013-05-21 10:13:04 AM

ArgusRun: BowtoMogul: That dog was literally at her feet, she must not have been looking too hard.

Hell with it being that close and the camera going right to it, it might be a total set up.

Or it heard her talk and made it's way under the rubble toward her.


THIS (#3 scenario) ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

As far as the reporters not helping, I agree that most are just too dispassionate. On the other hand, some places could have had official searchers preparing to systematically go through the rubble in a way that would be safe for both rescuers and rescued and the reporter would be in the way.
 
2013-05-21 10:15:03 AM
There was a break in the video. Some time passed between the interview and finding the dog. Looks like they were just filming additional shots when they came across the dog, and just backed up a bit to just before the dog was found. Could have been several minutes between the interview and locating the animal. They were probably helping her look for it, hoping for exactly the result they got.
 
2013-05-21 10:21:32 AM

Iceman_Cometh: HotIgneous Intruder: I have to question the logic, sanity, and intelligence of building thousands of houses in a place called TORNADO ALLEY. Also of not having full tornado basement shelters in all the schools and having them required by code for all the houses.
People are surprised when this happens again ... and again?
How much are these kids' lives worth?
God can't protect us from being stupid.

See Also:
Western states wildfires
California earthquakes
Coastal states hurricane areas
Damn near everywhere flooding

But I agree, truly underground safe areas in the schools should have been a no-brainer.


I have a friend who moved to OK a couple of years ago after living in WI. We get tornadoes often enough so we know what to do, and most buildings have basements. She was surprised to not see a basement anywhere in OK but they said that the soil is too sandy and shifts too much so any basement built will wreck the building that sits on it within a couple of years. Family sized underground shelters can be built but shelters large enough to hold an entire school are not practical as they would crack and become unsafe quickly.
 
2013-05-21 10:23:25 AM
That's a cool story! Glad the poochie came out OK.

This however is not as cool
'Well I thought God had just answered one prayer to let me be OK, but he answered both of them, because this was my second prayer.'

Guess that god could give a shiat about 51 other people though, huh? What a bastard he must be.
 
2013-05-21 10:26:54 AM

mongbiohazard: That's a cool story! Glad the poochie came out OK.

This however is not as cool
'Well I thought God had just answered one prayer to let me be OK, but he answered both of them, because this was my second prayer.'

Guess that god could give a shiat about 51 other people though, huh? What a bastard he must be.


Not now, dude.  I agree with your sentiment, but let "it" go for just a bit.  We can get back to "discussions" later.
 
2013-05-21 10:31:51 AM

catmandu: Iceman_Cometh: HotIgneous Intruder: I have to question the logic, sanity, and intelligence of building thousands of houses in a place called TORNADO ALLEY. Also of not having full tornado basement shelters in all the schools and having them required by code for all the houses.
People are surprised when this happens again ... and again?
How much are these kids' lives worth?
God can't protect us from being stupid.

See Also:
Western states wildfires
California earthquakes
Coastal states hurricane areas
Damn near everywhere flooding

But I agree, truly underground safe areas in the schools should have been a no-brainer.

I have a friend who moved to OK a couple of years ago after living in WI. We get tornadoes often enough so we know what to do, and most buildings have basements. She was surprised to not see a basement anywhere in OK but they said that the soil is too sandy and shifts too much so any basement built will wreck the building that sits on it within a couple of years. Family sized underground shelters can be built but shelters large enough to hold an entire school are not practical as they would crack and become unsafe quickly.


That makes sense.
 
GBB
2013-05-21 10:32:55 AM
Is THIS your dog??!!!

/magic
 
2013-05-21 10:36:07 AM
I'm not so upset with professional photographers/videographers not putting the camera down as I am schlubs with smartphones in SUVs driving by the fresh damage and not getting out and farking helping.
 
GBB
2013-05-21 10:38:36 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: I have to question the logic, sanity, and intelligence of building thousands of houses in a place called TORNADO ALLEY. Also of not having full tornado basement shelters in all the schools and having them required by code for all the houses.
People are surprised when this happens again ... and again?
How much are these kids' lives worth?
God can't protect us from being stupid.


And, they are made of wood.  Did no one learn the lessons of the 3 Little Pigs?
 
2013-05-21 10:55:37 AM
Man, if only that dog had a tornado proof dog house made from 2 foot thick unobtanium and he was trained well enough to seek refuge there during severe weather, they would have known exactly where to look. Clearly they should move to Mexico, just to be safe.
 
2013-05-21 11:21:21 AM
- People angry that she thanked God
- People saying she's dumb for living in an area with weather
- People claiming it's faked
- People upset that the reporter asked her questions

It's a good day for anyone playing Fark cynic Bingo
 
2013-05-21 11:34:09 AM
Here is a better 2:38 clip that shows more of the interview (bonus: more stupid reporter questions) and finding the pup. It is on a Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=653577151323552

Same clip on Youtube that is a recording off of a TV. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-pp2ODjrbM
 
2013-05-21 11:39:07 AM

Iceman_Cometh: Here is a better 2:38 clip that shows more of the interview (bonus: more stupid reporter questions) and finding the pup. It is on a Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=653577151323552

Same clip on Youtube that is a recording off of a TV. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-pp2ODjrbM


Same video that is in the article (not the headline "teaser" clip but the one that is actually in the article itself)
 
2013-05-21 11:42:10 AM
That is beautiful. God is great.
 
2013-05-21 11:57:23 AM
Picture from Joplin

i174.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-21 12:07:16 PM
The ok school had a basement. It flooded. The fatalities there were drownings. :-(
 
2013-05-21 12:07:19 PM

OregonVet: That is beautiful. God is great.


Unless you're the parent of one of the 20 or so kids that were killed. I'm sure they have some choice words for God's selection on sparing a pup over a child.
 
2013-05-21 12:15:03 PM

mongbiohazard: That's a cool story! Glad the poochie came out OK.

This however is not as cool
'Well I thought God had just answered one prayer to let me be OK, but he answered both of them, because this was my second prayer.'

Guess that god could give a shiat about 51 other people though, huh? What a bastard he must be.



Let it be, mate. Whether you are right or wrong, this was about her and her idea of a miracle.

/Does not claim to understand everything, including the workings of the universe or a bigger plan.  I figure one day we will find out for sure and until then I'll just keep an open mind.
//shrug
 
2013-05-21 12:21:27 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: I have to question the logic, sanity, and intelligence of building thousands of houses in a place called TORNADO ALLEY. Also of not having full tornado basement shelters in all the schools and having them required by code for all the houses.
People are surprised when this happens again ... and again?
How much are these kids' lives worth?
God can't protect us from being stupid.


Compare and contrast to New Orleans (building on a below-sea-level flood plain), almost anywhere in California (building on earthquake faults), and anywhere in Florida or, to a lesser degree, along the East Coast (hurricanes).  People gotta live somewhere, and it is part of human nature to think that "it can't/won't happen to me" because, otherwise, you would really wouldn't want to leave the womb.

Where do YOU live?
 
2013-05-21 12:24:37 PM

ArgusRun: blatz514: ArgusRun: For god's sake man.  She's an old woman.  Put the camera down and help her get the dog out.

I heard some dude this morning saying while he was videoing the damage he could hear people screaming for help.  Did he stop to help...nope.

I have some level of understanding for the professionals.  They are trained and have it beaten into their heads to keep filming.  Keep the camera on and pointed at the action.  That what they are doing is almost as important (albeit in a different way) as the rescuers.  And when you read some of the stories of famous photos and their photographers (the famine vulture photo being the most well known) and read about the anguish and turmoil they feel afterwards, I sympathize.  I really do.

But... Even the military has strove to teach balance to it's soldiers (lawful vs unlawful orders, respecting non-combatants)  A modern military can''t just be hack and slash anymore.  They need to turn off one type of training and go into another depending on the situation.  Why can't broadcast journalism do the same?  There is a time when your reporting is critical and worthwhile, and there is a time when ou put down the camera and take on a different role.

What got me yesterday was interviewing children.  There is ZERO journalistic importance in a 8 year old telling the world on camera how scared he was and every chance that forcing him into such a spotlight could be emotionally damaging.  Even with parental consent.  Just don't do it.


Journalists are supposed to be objective, which means "don't inject yourself into the story. You're just there as an observer." That said, as a former military journalist, there were plenty of times I got the interviews and b-roll footage done -- and then set down the camera to help in whatever project I was covering. So yes, you CAN do both as long as you get your job done first. And it's good PR: you're not just there to watch. You're part of that community.

As for those "how's it feel?" questions asked of somebody (especially kids) who's just been through a horrible tragedy? It's a tremendously shiatty tactic and only sleazy journalists use it, but the viewing public LOVES those dramatic emotional soundbites. That's why those "how's it feel" questions keep getting asked.
 
2013-05-21 12:25:08 PM

JellyDoughnut: mongbiohazard: That's a cool story! Glad the poochie came out OK.

This however is not as cool
'Well I thought God had just answered one prayer to let me be OK, but he answered both of them, because this was my second prayer.'

Guess that god could give a shiat about 51 other people though, huh? What a bastard he must be.


Let it be, mate. Whether you are right or wrong, this was about her and her idea of a miracle.

/Does not claim to understand everything, including the workings of the universe or a bigger plan.  I figure one day we will find out for sure and until then I'll just keep an open mind.
//shrug



I believe you and I are members of the same club, sir.
 
2013-05-21 12:32:23 PM

BowtoMogul: That dog was literally at her feet, she must not have been looking too hard.

Hell with it being that close and the camera going right to it, it might be a total set up.


I'm with you man.... Another false flag by our government to take our GOD given rights of owning guns. That woman and dog are actors, just like all the other false flags. I bet if we review footage we will see that old lady is one of the grandmothers interviewed following Sandy Hook.

/derp
 
2013-05-21 12:36:40 PM

mongbiohazard: That's a cool story! Glad the poochie came out OK.

This however is not as cool
'Well I thought God had just answered one prayer to let me be OK, but he answered both of them, because this was my second prayer.'

Guess that god could give a shiat about 51 other people though, huh? What a bastard he must be.


I always have to laugh at this argument. IF God exists (and I don't know if he/she/it does) then consider this: just how relatively important in the general scheme of eternity would be the lives of even a million people lost in a disaster? Our span of life and whether we get killed in a disaster is irrelevant and immaterial compared to the supposed eternity in Heaven. If God exists then surely this must be his perspective on things. Think about it.
 
2013-05-21 12:41:54 PM

OregonVet: That is beautiful. God is great.


See my reply to mongobiohazard.
 
2013-05-21 12:52:46 PM

xBIGxEASYx: BowtoMogul: That dog was literally at her feet, she must not have been looking too hard.

Hell with it being that close and the camera going right to it, it might be a total set up.

I'm with you man.... Another false flag by our government to take our GOD given rights of owning guns. That woman and dog are actors, just like all the other false flags. I bet if we review footage we will see that old lady is one of the grandmothers interviewed following Sandy Hook.

/derp


I bet you dream of politics, and think about it when you are having sex with supermodels.
 
2013-05-21 01:03:14 PM
WordyGrrl:

Journalists are supposed to be objective, which means "don't inject yourself into the story. You're just there as an observer." That said, as a former military journalist, there were plenty of times I got the interviews and b-roll footage done -- and then set down the camera to help in whatever project I was covering. So yes, you CAN do both as long as you get your job done first. And it's good PR: you're not just there to watch. You're part of that community.

Thanks for the info coming from experience.  I wonder if in the local news sense it comes from J-school grads being schooled on the long nobility of the profession and then finding themselves in a work situation that involves 99% fluff.  Not everyone is a Murrow or Pyle.  If you are not trained and practiced, it's hard to act when the time comes in a schooled and practiced manner.  I also wonder what the ethics courses involve.  There is more to journalistic ethics than sourcing and plagiarism.

Every other person out there has a job as well.  The convenience store clerk's primary job is to sell stuff and keep people from stealing.  But in Joplin and other tornados they make the value judgement to protect life over goods and corral people into the walk-ins for safety.  A Wal-Mart manager might open their store and offer free water and goods to rescue groups.  We look down on those who can't or won't ignore their commercial jobs in the face of human suffering.  Why should journalism be any different?

The interview in this case is a great example.  Puff piece.  No real journalistic value.  If they help right off the bat, nothing of value is lost and you helped an old woman and her dog.  But the default setting is "KEEP FILMING."
 
2013-05-21 01:21:44 PM
Assuming no stage play- the reporter saw the pooch first and helped immediately. She gave her microphone to the photog even as the ol' lady asked for help which explains the whole few second(?) delay in action. The poor thing was probably woken by the sound of her voice talking and started moving.
 
2013-05-21 01:53:19 PM
When you're on the scene with a camera, crazy things happen. Also, it's very rare to find a coldblooded journalist at a disaster scene. They're usually be kids with an education but no experience. Heartless people don't go into journalism.
 
2013-05-21 02:05:29 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: I have to question the logic, sanity, and intelligence of building thousands of houses in a place called TORNADO ALLEY. Also of not having full tornado basement shelters in all the schools and having them required by code for all the houses.
People are surprised when this happens again ... and again?
How much are these kids' lives worth?
God can't protect us from being stupid.


I'm guessing you're gonna pay for it?
 
2013-05-21 02:26:00 PM
I'm sure the actuaries have worked it out and tornado alley is a managable risk, whereas a flood plain is not. Still, I'd give a lot a thought to a roundish, blown concrete house.
 
2013-05-21 02:28:22 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-21 02:45:35 PM

JellyDoughnut: mongbiohazard: That's a cool story! Glad the poochie came out OK.

This however is not as cool
'Well I thought God had just answered one prayer to let me be OK, but he answered both of them, because this was my second prayer.'

Guess that god could give a shiat about 51 other people though, huh? What a bastard he must be.


Let it be, mate. Whether you are right or wrong, this was about her and her idea of a miracle.

/Does not claim to understand everything, including the workings of the universe or a bigger plan.  I figure one day we will find out for sure and until then I'll just keep an open mind.
//shrug


Pretty sure it's not in dispute that at least 51 people were killed by that tornado.

If an omniscient, omnipotent deity did indeed save her then he also made the choice to stand by while 51 other people die - even though as a being of infinite power saving them would amount to no extra effort at all. That's quite a dick move, and a being like that does not deserve any devotion - and in fact deserves scorn.

If this being is actually in control of our lives, as that school of mythology teaches, then he's reponsible for the tornado in the first place, and actually killed those people himself. That's actually unambiguously evil, and a being like that deserves to be resisted however possible.

If that's all wrong, and the deity is neither omiscient or omnipotent then what else do we have wrong about it, and why the fark would we worship it?

Either this deity is not concerned with events like that at all, and saves no one, or he's an evil piece of garbage.
 
2013-05-21 02:49:35 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: I have to question the logic, sanity, and intelligence of building thousands of houses in a place called TORNADO ALLEY. Also of not having full tornado basement shelters in all the schools and having them required by code for all the houses.


It's all in the economic perspective (cheaper rent = bigger pickup truck).
 
2013-05-21 02:55:00 PM

OregonVet: That is beautiful. God is great.


AHH A SUICIDE BOMBER
 
2013-05-21 02:57:56 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: I always have to laugh at this argument. IF God exists (and I don't know if he/she/it does) then consider this: just how relatively important in the general scheme of eternity would be the lives of even a million people lost in a disaster? Our span of life and whether we get killed in a disaster is irrelevant and immaterial compared to the supposed eternity in Heaven. If God exists then surely this must be his perspective on things. Think about it.


I have and you have just described a truly monstrous being. Additionally, that view is contradicted quite thoroughly by the mythology itself.

If our lives here are so immaterial to it then why would it be so interested in micromanaging the mundane minutia of our lives? Why would anything we do here on Earth matter at all, and how come everyone isn't getting in to heaven regardless of what they do? So according to your view it matters when it's convenient for supporting the mythology, but doesn't matter when it isn't.

Ever read the bible? We're pretty much all supposed to be stoned to death, because almost no one isn't violating some tenant of it - which requires a death sentence - at any given time. Cut your beard? Death. Ever talked back to your parents? Death. Any one single person in your city not a follower of Jehova? Death to EVERYONE, down to the babies and livestock, pile the bodies in the center of town along with their possessions, set fire to it all and leave the smoldering war crime as a warning to others. And don't even start on the slavery... That asshole in the sky never even has had the common decency to issue a "Sorry about that! Should have said something at the time!" about slavery. We here on Earth have managed to, but this deity can't seem to. In fact, he's been oddly silent since the events described in the compendium of the mythology. Hey, come to think of it... ALL gods have been oddly silent when we're actually listening. Strange, huh?
 
2013-05-21 03:09:26 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: I have to question the logic, sanity, and intelligence of building thousands of houses in a place called TORNADO ALLEY. Also of not having full tornado basement shelters in all the schools and having them required by code for all the houses.
People are surprised when this happens again ... and again?
How much are these kids' lives worth?
God can't protect us from being stupid.


So tell me where the safe place is that you live? Can't be California, of course. And not along the East Coast or down along the Gulf. So you must live in an area that has a very low crime rate and virtually no traffic accidents as those cause more deaths than tornadoes. Tornado alley takes up over 12 states. I lived in Topeka when the first and only tornado hit in '66. Pretty good odds to me. BTW, basements and required code doesn't help a hell of a lot with 200 mph winds. But tell me again how safe your neighborhood is.
 
2013-05-21 03:24:51 PM

CallMeGomer: HotIgneous Intruder: I have to question the logic, sanity, and intelligence of building thousands of houses in a place called TORNADO ALLEY. Also of not having full tornado basement shelters in all the schools and having them required by code for all the houses.
People are surprised when this happens again ... and again?
How much are these kids' lives worth?
God can't protect us from being stupid.

So tell me where the safe place is that you live? Can't be California, of course. And not along the East Coast or down along the Gulf. So you must live in an area that has a very low crime rate and virtually no traffic accidents as those cause more deaths than tornadoes. Tornado alley takes up over 12 states. I lived in Topeka when the first and only tornado hit in '66. Pretty good odds to me. BTW, basements and required code doesn't help a hell of a lot with 200 mph winds. But tell me again how safe your neighborhood is.


Not to mention that, according to NOAA stats, the only state in the US that does NOT get tornadoes is Alaska. Mississippi has a tornado death toll higher than OK. OK's is similar to TN, KY, IN and lower than Alabama. "Tornado Alley" has a high number of tornadoes but the majority of them do minimal, if any, damage. Obviously, this is no comfort to those who have their homes reduced to matchsticks but the reality is that your chances of receiving a direct hit from a tornado are extremely small.
 
2013-05-21 03:26:21 PM

Dear Jerk: I'm sure the actuaries have worked it out and tornado alley is a managable risk, whereas a flood plain is not. Still, I'd give a lot a thought to a roundish, blown concrete house.


It is easy to see how this is the case.  For all the terrible devastation, this was still a somewhat localized event when compared with a significant flood.  It covered what, 40-50 square miles?  Floods impact hundreds or thousands of square miles.

Having responded to the one of the 27 April 2011 F4s that hit Alabama, I can say without a doubt that if I ever build a new house it will have a safe room.  People say it over and over, but it really is true that you can't comprehend the destruction until you see it with your own eyes.
 
2013-05-21 04:07:53 PM
/hot
 
2013-05-21 04:27:01 PM
Submitted to infowars.com.  Obvious False Flag.
 
2013-05-21 05:45:21 PM

Ann Coulter's Diiick: OregonVet: That is beautiful. God is great.

Unless you're the parent of one of the 20 or so kids that were killed. I'm sure they have some choice words for God's selection on sparing a pup over a child.


"Thy Will be done" is the customary choice of words.

I have this mental image of extreme atheists standing over victims of a church fire and asking, "Where is your God now?"  I hope the Farkers who gave it to me are proud of themselves.
 
2013-05-21 06:03:31 PM

ArgusRun: For god's sake man.  She's an old woman.  Put the camera down and help her get the dog out.


Not a chance, the camera viewfinder keeps them from joining the rest of the human race.
 
2013-05-21 06:12:37 PM
You morons. This was Obama and his weather machine trying to distract from his use of the IRS to turn us all  into slaves so he can be the master!
 
2013-05-21 06:20:56 PM

INeedAName: You morons. This was Obama and his weather machine trying to distract from his use of the IRS to turn us all  into slaves so he can be the master!


Alex Jones, is this you?

From his show: Link

"Following a long tangent, Jones returned to the caller's subject. While he explained that "natural tornadoes" do exist and that he's not sure if a government "weather weapon" was involved in the Oklahoma disaster, Jones warned nonetheless that the government "can create and steer groups of tornadoes."'
 
2013-05-21 06:22:53 PM
Dang, it won't link.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/05/21/alex-jones-explains-how-gover n ment-weather-weap/194167
 
2013-05-21 06:51:02 PM
Totally staged.
 
2013-05-21 06:59:52 PM

ArgusRun: The interview in this case is a great example.  Puff piece.  No real journalistic value.  If they help right off the bat, nothing of value is lost and you helped an old woman and her dog.  But the default setting is "KEEP FILMING."


Journalism has seriously gone to hell in the digital age. Granted, there have always been muckrakers and yellow journalism, but there's no longer any emphasis on becoming renowned for being a trustworthy source of NEWS. It's all about getting page hits now. Consumers don't want to think. They don't want to analyze information. They just want to feeeeel. Getting those page hits is a simple matter of appealing to emotions, like shock, outrage and fear. "If it bleeds, it leads" is sure-fire ratings grabber every time, and the tv station with the highest ratings in town is the one that airs stories that make the town seem like a crime-ridden war zone -- even when it's a fairly placid little place.
 
2013-05-21 07:42:10 PM
You should assist the old woman, but not do anything more. She seemed like a child opening a birthday present.
 
2013-05-21 07:48:50 PM

mongbiohazard: Pretty sure it's not in dispute that at least 51 people were killed by that tornado.

If an omniscient, omnipotent deity did indeed save her then he also made the choice to stand by while 51 other people die - even though as a being of infinite power saving them would amount to no extra effort at all. That's quite a dick move, and a being like that does not deserve any devotion - and in fact deserves scorn.

If this being is actually in control of our lives, as that school of mythology teaches, then he's reponsible for the tornado in the first place, and actually killed those people himself. That's actually unambiguously evil, and a being like that deserves to be resisted however possible.

If that's all wrong, and the deity is neither omiscient or omnipotent then what else do we have wrong about it, and why the fark would we worship it?

Either this deity is not concerned with events like that at all, and saves no one, or he's an evil piece of garbage.


For someone seemingly committed to rational thought, I have to wonder why you're trying to proselytize on a sappy Fark video thread.
 
2013-05-21 08:05:40 PM
If you want to get punched right in the feels, witness this photo

http://imgur.com/gallery/28fqn4W
 
2013-05-21 08:14:28 PM
This must have been just like that time she took off her top and got killed by Greg Kinnear.
 
2013-05-21 08:26:49 PM

Ann Coulter's Diiick: If you want to get punched right in the feels, witness this photo

http://imgur.com/gallery/28fqn4W


i3.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-21 08:30:24 PM
FAKE!

/// dusty...
 
2013-05-21 08:45:04 PM

Ann Coulter's Diiick: If you want to get punched right in the feels, witness this photo

http://imgur.com/gallery/28fqn4W


Why did I look? Why oh why?
 
2013-05-21 08:54:42 PM

OregonVet: That is beautiful. God is great.


What about god letting it happen in the first place? Was he great then?

 It's like god taking a hundred bucks out of your wallet and then thanking him for giving ten of it back

/religious people only see what they want to see
//religion is a sham
 
2013-05-21 09:49:18 PM
I remember something similar being passed around a couple of years ago, with an old woman and her cat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peWQvQvIbhM
 
2013-05-22 12:56:25 AM

Iggie: I remember something similar being passed around a couple of years ago, with an old woman and her cat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peWQvQvIbhM


Being a cat person and an Oklahoman, if I ever am subjected to my home being destroyed, as long as my cats make it out alive that's all that matters to me. Everything else is secondary.
 
2013-05-22 01:55:57 AM

Iggie: I remember something similar being passed around a couple of years ago, with an old woman and her cat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peWQvQvIbhM


1month? That's synchronicity in action.
/xfiles theme
 
2013-05-22 01:56:21 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: I have to question the logic, sanity, and intelligence of building thousands of houses in a place called TORNADO ALLEY. Also of not having full tornado basement shelters in all the schools and having them required by code for all the houses.
People are surprised when this happens again ... and again?
How much are these kids' lives worth?
God can't protect us from being stupid.


But, it's the librul media's fault, cuz the camera guy didn't stop documenting the aftermath and help.
 
2013-05-22 02:08:30 AM

Two16: JellyDoughnut: mongbiohazard: That's a cool story! Glad the poochie came out OK.

This however is not as cool
'Well I thought God had just answered one prayer to let me be OK, but he answered both of them, because this was my second prayer.'

Guess that god could give a shiat about 51 other people though, huh? What a bastard he must be.


Let it be, mate. Whether you are right or wrong, this was about her and her idea of a miracle.

/Does not claim to understand everything, including the workings of the universe or a bigger plan.  I figure one day we will find out for sure and until then I'll just keep an open mind.
//shrug


I believe you and I are members of the same club, sir.


southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

"Not right now, I just want to focus on my turkey...right now."
 
2013-05-22 08:45:15 AM

Ann Coulter's Diiick: If you want to get punched right in the feels, witness this photo

http://imgur.com/gallery/28fqn4W


Thanks for ruining my day!
 
2013-05-22 02:06:16 PM
Could have done without the "ooooh oooooooh oooooooh ooooooh ooooooooh" moaning.
 
2013-05-22 02:19:38 PM

ltdanman44: OregonVet: That is beautiful. God is great.

What about god letting it happen in the first place? Was he great then?

 It's like god taking a hundred bucks out of your wallet and then thanking him for giving ten of it back

/religious people only see what they want to see
//religion is a sham


And the same applies to many so-called atheists.

A True Believer is a deluded fanatic, regardless of their particular faith.
 
2013-05-22 02:31:03 PM

RoxtarRyan: Could have done without the "ooooh oooooooh oooooooh ooooooh ooooooooh" moaning.


I am sure she doesn't give two farks what you think, she just got her best friend back.
 
2013-05-22 02:34:20 PM

Beerguy: RoxtarRyan: Could have done without the "ooooh oooooooh oooooooh ooooooh ooooooooh" moaning.

I am sure she doesn't give two farks what you think, she just got her best friend back.


Wow. Apparently snark isn't allowed here anymore. Sorry, Mom, hope you get the sand out of your vagina soon. Good luck going into every other thread here and telling everyone how the subjects in TFL don't care about what a bunch of anonymous internet users think.
 
2013-05-22 02:54:00 PM

RoxtarRyan: Beerguy: RoxtarRyan: Could have done without the "ooooh oooooooh oooooooh ooooooh ooooooooh" moaning.

I am sure she doesn't give two farks what you think, she just got her best friend back.

Wow. Apparently snark isn't allowed here anymore. Sorry, Mom, hope you get the sand out of your vagina soon. Good luck going into every other thread here and telling everyone how the subjects in TFL don't care about what a bunch of anonymous internet users think.


Doesn't "snark" involve a modicrum of humor?

Or is that just my personal standard?
 
2013-05-22 02:56:01 PM

RoxtarRyan: Could have done without the "ooooh oooooooh oooooooh ooooooh ooooooooh" moaning.


tgfb.net
What I instantly thought of.
 
2013-05-22 03:03:17 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: RoxtarRyan: Beerguy: RoxtarRyan: Could have done without the "ooooh oooooooh oooooooh ooooooh ooooooooh" moaning.

I am sure she doesn't give two farks what you think, she just got her best friend back.

Wow. Apparently snark isn't allowed here anymore. Sorry, Mom, hope you get the sand out of your vagina soon. Good luck going into every other thread here and telling everyone how the subjects in TFL don't care about what a bunch of anonymous internet users think.

Doesn't "snark" involve a modicrum of humor?

Or is that just my personal standard?


Just you, esse.
 
2013-05-22 03:05:34 PM

RoxtarRyan: Beerguy: RoxtarRyan: Could have done without the "ooooh oooooooh oooooooh ooooooh ooooooooh" moaning.

I am sure she doesn't give two farks what you think, she just got her best friend back.


Wow. Apparently snark isn't allowed here anymore. Sorry, Mom, hope you get the sand out of your vagina soon. Good luck going into every other thread here and telling everyone how the subjects in TFL don't care about what a bunch of anonymous internet users think.

I don't have a problem with snark, I just typed out the first thing that popped into my head after reading your comment.
 
2013-05-22 03:12:44 PM

Beerguy: RoxtarRyan: Beerguy: RoxtarRyan: Could have done without the "ooooh oooooooh oooooooh ooooooh ooooooooh" moaning.

I am sure she doesn't give two farks what you think, she just got her best friend back.

Wow. Apparently snark isn't allowed here anymore. Sorry, Mom, hope you get the sand out of your vagina soon. Good luck going into every other thread here and telling everyone how the subjects in TFL don't care about what a bunch of anonymous internet users think.

I don't have a problem with snark, I just typed out the first thing that popped into my head after reading your comment.


You can be sure I don't give two farks about what you think.
 
2013-05-22 03:22:43 PM

RoxtarRyan: Beerguy: RoxtarRyan: Beerguy: RoxtarRyan: Could have done without the "ooooh oooooooh oooooooh ooooooh ooooooooh" moaning.

I am sure she doesn't give two farks what you think, she just got her best friend back.

Wow. Apparently snark isn't allowed here anymore. Sorry, Mom, hope you get the sand out of your vagina soon. Good luck going into every other thread here and telling everyone how the subjects in TFL don't care about what a bunch of anonymous internet users think.

I don't have a problem with snark, I just typed out the first thing that popped into my head after reading your comment.

You can be sure I don't give two farks about what you think.


Touché
 
2013-05-22 03:56:10 PM

RoxtarRyan: Jim from Saint Paul: RoxtarRyan: Beerguy: RoxtarRyan: Could have done without the "ooooh oooooooh oooooooh ooooooh ooooooooh" moaning.

I am sure she doesn't give two farks what you think, she just got her best friend back.

Wow. Apparently snark isn't allowed here anymore. Sorry, Mom, hope you get the sand out of your vagina soon. Good luck going into every other thread here and telling everyone how the subjects in TFL don't care about what a bunch of anonymous internet users think.

Doesn't "snark" involve a modicrum of humor?

Or is that just my personal standard?

Just you, esse.


Ha. I bet you're not even Spanish!
 
2013-05-22 04:03:18 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: RoxtarRyan: Jim from Saint Paul: RoxtarRyan: Beerguy: RoxtarRyan: Could have done without the "ooooh oooooooh oooooooh ooooooh ooooooooh" moaning.

I am sure she doesn't give two farks what you think, she just got her best friend back.

Wow. Apparently snark isn't allowed here anymore. Sorry, Mom, hope you get the sand out of your vagina soon. Good luck going into every other thread here and telling everyone how the subjects in TFL don't care about what a bunch of anonymous internet users think.

Doesn't "snark" involve a modicrum of humor?

Or is that just my personal standard?

Just you, esse.

Ha. I bet you're not even Spanish!


Nope, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express one time! Still can't get rid of that damn rash....
 
2013-05-22 09:54:20 PM
My wife did a spit take last night when she started showing me this video on her phone and I told her I was gonna lose it if she found the dog during the interview.  It was glorious.  The spit take, not, well, okay, the lady getting her dog back too.
 
2013-05-22 10:07:16 PM
Got very dusty in here.

I horrified my insurance agent once while going over my home owner policy. I told him that long as my animals got out of the house safe screw the house. In the end yes I'd be upset but it JUST STUFF. If I needed to make a choice the pets WILL ALWAYS come first. That poor old lady (like most little old ladies I know) only love in her life is probably her dog. House gone, life long collectibles gone, no clothes or food who cares the dog is safe. Good enough for her.
 
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