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Post by Shane on Tue May 21, 2013 9:56 am

I'm not sure if it made the news over there but a huge tornado touched down yesterday about 70 miles South of Ryan. The pictures of the devistation actually brought tears to my eyes. Whole streets turned to kindling, cars stacked up like matchbox toys. When I left for work there were 51 confirmed dead and as 2 schools were hit, there are still at least 2 dozen children missing. All this in a town that got hit in 1999 by almost the exact same thing.

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Post by Shane on Tue May 21, 2013 10:35 am

Here's an aerial shot of how it looks. I'm pretty sure that's one of the schools at the bottom of the picture.

https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/336830017348702208/photo/1

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Post by Jessica on Tue May 21, 2013 10:35 am

It has made the news over here, it looks dreadful Crying or Very sad

Fortunatly the death toll is confirmed as 24 now, not as high as originally thought in the chaos (as of 30 mins ago).

It seems a lot of the presumed dead have turned up with minor injuries, thankfully. Still, 24 dead is awful, and I'm sure a lot will be children. Sad

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Post by madd_rocker on Tue May 21, 2013 10:50 am

The death toll is 50 + 41 yet to be recovered from the school. This exact area has actually been hit by 3 tornados in the past 15 years. Its just that this one and the 1999 one ran the same near exact same path. Also, in the photo that Shane provided, the bottom center shows the school were the kids were at.

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Post by Jessica on Wed May 22, 2013 12:59 am

That's odd guys, NBC, Fox, NYT etc. are all reporting 24 dead including 9 children. I guess we'll not really know the real figure for about a week until everything is getting back into order Rolling Eyes

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Post by madd_rocker on Thu May 23, 2013 10:26 am

You are correct Jess, the other figures were before a total head count was done and people were found.

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Post by Jessica on Fri May 24, 2013 1:35 am

Glad to hear it Ryan, thanks. The less the better Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Fri May 24, 2013 5:04 am

Can't even comprehend something like this Sad hope your government sort it out pretty quick this time for those people

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Post by Shane on Fri May 24, 2013 5:47 am

Extra aid is already in place and the Red Cross and Salvation Army were on the scene within hours. It's still going to take a long time for them to recover.

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Post by madd_rocker on Fri May 24, 2013 10:13 am

Not to mention, the fact that us Oklahomans tend to help each other out as much as possible and get things done.

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Post by Земляне on Fri May 31, 2013 1:41 pm

Ghost wasn't in MW, just MW2.
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Post by madd_rocker on Fri May 31, 2013 1:47 pm

nOW THAT IS FUNNY!

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Post by Земляне on Fri May 31, 2013 4:46 pm

Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Suger?

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Post by Jessica on Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:48 am

Nice one Shane, always good to have some funny news for a change Cool

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Post by Jessica on Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:05 am

http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/10994546.Floods_blight_the_county_with_more_rain_forecast/?ref=var_0

Check this out and you'll see what the weather's been like near me (I live near Eastleigh).  Not good, and getting worse  Rolling Eyes 

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Post by Shane on Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:36 am

I found it hard to believe when I came across this last night. What a loss to the world, really. I can't really think of anyone who didn't like the man or his work.

To change the subject slightly but along the same lines... over dramatising the news (is that a word?) I sit here watching the news as I eat my dinner and hear that my favorite driver is "under criminal investigation for killing another driver in a race Saturday night." Umm wait, I listen to a radio channel that deals exclusively with the sport and heard the same story but not quite like that. That quote makes it sound like he's going to jail and purposefully drove someone down. What I've heard the last 2 days about the incident, including the 2 press conferences from the investigators, is a little different. The driver who died, got out of his car in traffic and was hit by the other driver (video shows that,) the driver who did the hitting is so upset by the whole thing nobody knows when he will race again (by his own choice,) and the investigators even say there are no criminal charges pending, it is being looked at as a racing accident, and will continue to be looked at that way until all the facts can be gathered.

Yes it is a tragedy but not quite as dramatic as the regional news is making it sound.

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Post by GlennBacca on Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:13 am

That story is being covered here aswell Shane. And it's the same over dramatising here.

They do that with everything and it really pisses me off to be honest. I hate making a big deal out of stuff that's not even news. But people seem to love drama Rolling Eyes
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Post by saint1970 on Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:25 pm

How I see it is he got out all pissed off to have a go at the guy who ran him off, got mowed down by another driver who was going at speed aand had no chance of stopping or avoiding him. It's tough but serves him right. He was the one who was who went infront of traffic. The guy who hit him is fucked in the head now, his family will suffer just as much

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Post by Jessica on Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:35 am

Quite right Stu, I feel sorry for the guy who hit him.

I couldn't help but notice too, on Facebook there's a copy of pages from The Sun newspaper, showing some crappy soap on tv on the front page, then a story on page 11 about 5 war heros being killed.  Who writes this crap, and who buys it  Question  Exclamation 

I'm glad to say not me, the paper should be ashamed.  News on tv is enough, tabloids are rubbish.

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