May 052011
 

‘I’ find Obama and his wife offensive in general ~JP

Glenn Beck explains why he thinks President Obama’s visit to Ground Zero today was “absolutely despicable”

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May 052011
 

Via Twitter – Ala_StormChaser Tommy Self

From National Weather Service – USA.Gov {STUNNING DATA}:

..LATEST TORNADO OUTBREAK INFORMATION……24 TOTAL CONFIRMED TORNADOES SO FAR…

– TORNADO 1…DANCY (PICKENS COUNTY) EF2

– TORNADO 2…NORTHERN REFORM (PICKENS COUNTY) EF2

– TORNADO 3…BERRY (FAYETTE COUNTY) EF1

– TORNADO 4…COALING TORNADO (TUSCALOOSA/JEFFERSON COUNTIES) EF3

– TORNADO 5…PARRISH-CORDOVA TORNADO (WALKER COUNTY) EF3+ (JP’s area)

– TORNADO 6…ALTADENA TORNADO (SHELBY/JEFFERSON COUNTIES) EF1

– TORNADO 7…CAHABA HEIGHTS TORNADO (JEFFERSON COUNTY) EF2

– TORNADO 8…ODENVILLE TORNADO (ST. CLAIR COUNTY) EF2

– TORNADO 9…HACKLEBURG TORNADO (MARION COUNTY) EF5

– TORNADO 10…CORDOVA TORNADO (PICKENS/TUSCALOOSA/FAYETTE/WALKER/BLOUNT COUNTIES) EF4

– TORNADO 11…SHOTTSVILLE TORNADO (MARION COUNTY) EF3

– TORNADO 12…PANOLA (SUMTER/PICKENS COUNTY) EF3

– TORNADO 13…TUSCALOOSA/BIRMINGHAM (GREENE/TUSCALOOSA/JEFFERSONCOUNTIES) EF4

– TORNADO 14…HALEYVILLE (MARION/WINSTON COUNTIES) EF3

– TORNADO 15…SAWYERVILLE/EOLINE TORNADO (GREENE/HALE/BIBB COUNTIES) EF3

– TORNADO 16…ARGO/SHOAL CREEK/OHATCHEE/FORNEY TORNADO (JEFFERSON/ST.CLAIR/CALHOUN/ETOWAH/CHEROKEE COUNTIES) EF4

– TORNADO 17…WATEROAK TORNADO (HALE/BIBB COUNTIES) EF1

– TORNADO 18…MARVEL (BIBB/SHELBY COUNTIES) EF1

– TORNADO 19…PINHOOK/FAUNSDALE (SUMTER/MARENGO/PERRY COUNTIES) EF2

– TORNADO 20…PELL CITY TORNADO (ST. CLAIR COUNTY) EF0 (Straight Line Winds)

– TORNADO 21…LAKE MARTIN TORNADO (ELMORE/TALLAPOOSA/CHAMBERSCOUNTIES) EF4

– TORNADO 22…VINCENT-LOGAN MARTIN TORNADO (SHELBY AND TALLADEGACOUNTIES) EF1

– TORNADO 23…MARION (PERRY COUNTY) EF1

– TORNADO 24…VERBENA (CHILTON COUNTY) EF0 (Straight Line Winds)

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Franklin,AL
Lawrence
Limestone
Madison
Franklin,TN

Just north of Hackleburg, AL to just east of Bumcombe Road in Franklin County, TN 106.9 1.25 miles EF-5 210 MPH

Cullman

East of Cold Springs to South of Holly Pond 26.0 miles 1/2 of a mile EF-2 120 MPH

3 SW of Arkadelphia to 3 miles NE of Arkadelphia 6 miles 1/4 of a mile EF-4 170 MPH

Cullman
Morgan
Marshall

CR 310 northern part of Lewis Smith Lake 28 miles 1 mile EF-4 175 MPH

Jackson
Dekalb

3 NE of Section to NE of Shiloh on the Georgia State line 28 miles 1/2 to 1 mile EF-4 190 MPH

Dekalb

Lakeview to Cartersville 33 miles 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile EF-4 175 MPH

Limestone
Madison

Near I-65 between mile markers 342 and 343 to near Hwy 72 and Nance Road 11.8 miles 50 yards EF-1 90 MPH

Jackson
DeKalb

Henagar to Rosalie 6.6 miles 200 yards EF-2 120 MPH

Lincon
Moore

Bates Lane in Carmargo to northern Moore County, north of Motlow State Community College 25.9 miles 400 yards EF-2 115 MPH

Jackson

CR 42 NE of Fackler to CR 91 near the Tennessee River and then crossed into Tennessee 20.5 miles 3/4 mile EF-4 180 MPH

Marshall
DeKalb
Just West of Guntersville Lake near Spindle Top Dr & Hwy 69 to near CR 19 and CR 544 between Grove Oak and Bucks Pocket State Park 20 miles 1/2 mile EF-2 120 MPH

Lauderdale

CR 90 1 mile NE of Waterloo to the intersection of AL Hwy 20 and CR 40 and into Tennessee 9.0 200 yards EF-1 110 MPH

Lauderdale

One mile N of Intersection of CR 2 and CR 189 from near Rhodesville to Smithsonia 1.8 miles 100 yards EF-1 90 MPH

April 27 Super Outbreak

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May 052011
 

A father from Peeks Hill says his pregnant daughter-in-law and first responders are the reason his son is still alive today. The couple were thrown from their home by last week’s tornado, but she crawled nearly a mile to get help. Dixon Hayes reports…

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May 052011
 
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Mississippi, Ohio, Wabash and Black River Flooding

The image above was taken on April 29, 2010, showing how this region normally appears. Move your mouse over the image to reveal the same area one year later on April 29, 2011. You will see the swelling of the blue shaded areas, which are the rivers flooding out of their banks. The green shadings are vegetation and the brown colors are soil. (Image credit: NASA)

VIDEO: Raw: Levee blown up

AP May 4: Homes on Mud Island that are usually high above the water level are met by the rising waters of the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tenn.

HICKMAN, Ky. — Morrison Williamson feels confident the floodwall about 10 feet from the hardware store he manages will save it, even though two rivulets of the swollen Mississippi River sprout from reinforcing timbers on the structure like water from a garden hose.

Others in Hickman, a town of about 2,500 in the southwest corner of Kentucky, are keeping their eye on the earthen levee that adjoins the floodwall. About 120 Fulton County jail inmate volunteers dressed in orange or white prisoner uniforms furiously filled sandbags Wednesday.

Jail Sgt. James Buckingham says the inmates have made 120,000 sandbags since April 26.

“We’re just going to keep going until they say stop,” Buckingham said.

Anticipating a slow-motion disaster that could break flood records dating to the 1920s, thousands of people from Illinois to Louisiana have already been forced from their homes, and anxiety is rising along with the mighty river, even though it could be a week or two before some of the most severe flooding hits.

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May 052011
 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A yellow mutt named Chance sniffs through the splintered limbs of a toppled tree and sits down near a piece of carpet that came from someone’s home. It’s his way of telling handler Tracy Sargent that human remains are nearby.

Such scenes are common as hope fades for finding survivors a week after tornadoes ravaged the South, killing 329 people in seven states and leaving an uncertain number missing or unaccounted for when entire communities were ripped from their foundations and thrown across hollows and hills. In Tuscaloosa alone, officials say, more than two dozen dog teams are searching a massive debris field that stretches for miles, and still more could arrive.

Chance didn’t find a body this time Wednesday. The animals commonly called cadaver-sniffing dogs are trained to detect any human remains, and Sargent suspected there was blood on the rug fragment that caught Chance’s attention. The dogs’ noses are so sensitive that it doesn’t take much for them to alert handlers to decaying human tissue including blood drops, which fell all over town from about 1,000 people being injured.

Earlier this week, Chance and another of Sargent’s dogs located the body of a University of Alabama student as his grieving father watched. It only took the dogs minutes to locate the remains in a maze of twisted trees and debris that had been searched by humans for hours.

“(The father) went over there and bent over and touched his son and started talking to him. And he hugged him, started crying, and told him that he loved him and that he would miss him,” said Sargent. “That in itself is why we do what we do.”

The body was found about 300 yards from the concrete slab that had been the student’s home, an indication of the difficulty searchers have even knowing where to look.

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K9 Search and Rescue Specialists Inc., Tracy Sargent works with her cadaver dog Cinco as they search an apartment complex for survivors or victims in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Authorities have said they expect the search will continue for at least another week. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

:: Storm survivor, volunteer share new bond ::

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May 052011
 
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— News you WANT to read…Digital media & images- All in one spot!

~ Just Piper News Ticker… Look JUST to your right…

NOTE: When an image is present click on it for story…

— Alarabiya…Bin Laden’s daughter confirms her father shot dead by US Special Forces in Pakistan – Besides recovering four bullet-riddled bodies from the compound, Pakistani security agencies also arrested two women and six children, aged between 2 and 12 years

ALSO SEE: — CBS…White House changes story: Bin Laden unarmed…Administration gives contradictory versions of events in aftermath, changing key details of raid

:: Graphic photos of bin Laden raid released ::




– Business Insider…Gallup: Public Gives Military, CIA High Marks For Bin Laden Raid

— FSM by Steve Emerson…Al-Qaida’s New Battle Hardened, Difficult Leader – In the wake of Osama bin Laden’s demise, his likely successor is his longtime deputy and collaborator, Egyptian jihadist Ayman al-Zawahiri

— FSM by Cliff Kincaid…Bin Laden is Dead but His Network Lives – Al-Jazeera’s obituary of Osama bin Laden, the founder of al-Qaeda, calls him the man “allegedly” behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

— FOX…Rise of Freedom: 9/11 Memorial to Display the Victims’ Names


—> Last WWI Vet Has Died, Family Says…SYDNEY — Claude Stanley Choules, the last known combat veteran of World War I, has died.

– The Hill…OVERNIGHT HEALTH: Partial healthcare defunding bill clears House

:: Fisherman return favor, feed storm survivors ::

– Jasper, AL. Mountain Eagle…Officials say looting a problem during aftermath of deadly tornado…During a time when so many volunteers were helping their fellow community members, area looters have helped themselves to items that don’t belong to them, taking advantage of a community in crisis.

:: Oak Grove family survives massive tornado ::

– FOX…Alabama Close to Enacting Arizona-Style Illegal Immigration Crackdown

ALSO SEE: President punts immigration reform issue to Congress …Obama is urging Congress to pass immigration reform, but has given no indication he will craft a plan of his own.

– CNS…posted by Nancy Kennon – Feds Allow Illegal Aliens to Cross Border 14 Times Before Charging Them With Felony…Sheriff Larry Dever of Cochise County, AZ., Tells Congress

— Chicago Breaking News…’Home Alone’ house in Winnetka, IL. on sale for $2.4M

– Business Insider…Does Jon Huntsman Stand A Snowball’s Chance In Hell?

—> Saudi Police Say A Senior Al Qaeda Member Has Turned Himself In…Khaled al-Qahtani contacted Saudi security authorities from an undisclosed country and said he wanted to return to Saudi Arabia

— Report: More Drivers Run Out of Gas as Prices Rise – LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — More drivers are running out of gas on the roads as gas prices continue to inch towards $5 per gallon, according to AAA.

—> School Bans Christian Club…

“The principal said, ‘I don’t want any of these Christian clubs at my school,’” said David Cortman, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund, a conservative advocacy legal group. The ADF filed the lawsuit Monday against the Hicksville Union Free School District in Central Islip, NY.

—> New Book on KSM: US Military Defers to Inmates, Hides US Flag at Gitmo

—> Liberals Sickened by ‘USA! USA!’ Chants‘USA! USA!’ Is the Wrong Response

:: Dearborn Muslims Mob Pastor Terry Jones ::

The first “No Go Zone” on American Soil?

Dearborn Muslims mob Pastor Terry Jones and his supporters as he speaks in front of the Dearborn City Hall on April 29, 2011.

— Thomas More Law Center

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