hit them today. Twisters, my friends, are no joke. They can do some serious damage.
I am just hearing that several students who were trapped in an elementary school were pulled out alive. I can't imagine what the parents of the children who are still missing their children are going through. Some of those parents are trying hard to get to their children but are being held back.
I just saw some videos of the area of devastation again and does in fact look like a war zone. Just wow!
Finally, as our hearts go out to the people of Oklahoma, foreign tourists are invading the Bronx to see what a real American ghetto looks like.
"Foreigners, who are looking to witness from a safe distance, what a “real ghetto” looks like are paying $45 a pop to take a bus tour through the Bronx, and borough politicos are up in arms, according to the New York Post.
Real Bronx Tours are taking mainly White Europeans and Australians on a tour of the Bronx with stops at for photo ops at a food-pantry line, “pickpocket” park, and housing projects.
According to an unnamed patron on the tour, one of the guides, Lynn Battaglia (pictured), from Pittsburgh, poked fun at impoverished areas, describing the South Bronx, in particular, as a crime-ridden borough infested with poverty and violence, which has plagued the area since the 1970s.
At one point during the tour, Battaglia allegedly told the tourists in front of pantry line, “I don’t know what that line’s about, but every Wednesday we see it,” Battaglia told the tourists. “We see them go in with empty carts, and we see them come out with carts full.” [Source]
I have blogged about these types of tours before; this type of thing is nothing new. People will always profit from the suffering of others. It's one of our many flaws as human beings.
Hopefully the good in the human spirit will come out in Oklahoma over the next few days.