Death toll rises to 89 in Missouri tornado

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Death toll rises to 89 in Missouri tornado
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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 11:12am

The people and city of Joplin, Missouri took a brutal blow from a massive tornado on Sunday; at least 89 people are dead and

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Mon, 06-06-2011 - 3:02pm
Ok. Sounds good to me. Let her explain, and answer questions.

<< I'm sorry about the people that were killed. But they choice to live there.>>

Twist it any way you want. Doesn't make it true.




 

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Mon, 06-06-2011 - 2:12pm
Sam has been around probably as long as you have. I've been a member for about 10 yrs & a CL here for 8. I wasn't 'defending' her but a part of my 'job' as CL is to do things like this...to step in & explain, mediate, whatever. I saw a situation where I FELT I understood what she was saying. Apparently, I was correct because she confirmed it. I did NOT feel that she was saying that the "deserved" it...just that they had to be aware of the risk. There's a BIG difference.

Do keep in mind, this board has a long history of others stepping up to help explain a misconception. I've seen you do it as well. That's all I was doing. So, now I'll 'butt out' - as requested.

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Mon, 06-06-2011 - 1:43pm
Thank you. I read it the same exact way.
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Registered: 04-07-2002
Mon, 06-06-2011 - 1:42pm

FYI, I went back and read Sam's first post...and I stand by what I said.

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Mon, 06-06-2011 - 1:26pm

I'm angry at her statement that she feels for the people of Joplin, but oh well, they chose to live there.

I don't know why you are still defending a woman who refuses to defend herself.

I've been on this board las long, or onger than her, I'm pretty sure. Around 7 or 8 years. Why are you jumping to her defense, against me? She's a grown woman; if she has something to say, let her do it herself.

Because your non-answers to my questions don't help me understand. Either she means people in Joplin got what they deserved by CHOOSING to live there, or she didn't.

Your constant defense is annoying, also.

 

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Mon, 06-06-2011 - 1:10pm
AMEN!

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Mon, 06-06-2011 - 1:05pm

I'm not sure what you're so angry about.

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Sun, 06-05-2011 - 9:15am
Excellent post!

 


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Registered: 11-13-2009
Sat, 06-04-2011 - 6:31pm
I'm taking your refusal to defend your statement about the Joplin residents, or answer the questions, to mean you can't.

And often, two opposing opinions can't both be right. And this is one of those cases.

 

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Registered: 10-11-2005
Sat, 06-04-2011 - 5:54pm
You know what, I have a right to my OP & you have a right to yours. And both of us can be right. So be it
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.

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