#OKMissing heartbreaking pleas: Twitter aids search for missing after Oklahoma tornado

Amen.

In the wake of the devastating and deadly tornado that hit Moore, Okla., yesterday, citizens are using the power of social media to help and to locate missing loved ones.

NBC’s Matt Lauer took to Twitter to spread the word to help locate one missing man.

The Twitter account #OPOK Tornado is helping to provide information about aid as well.

TULSA: #OpOK Drop Site asking mainly for water and heavy duty trash bags.

9A-6P Drop off address:
ASCENT
1325 E. 15th St
Tulsa, OK. 74120— #OpOK Tornado Help (@er0tikka) May 21, 2013

Indeed.

People are using both #OPOK for information and #OKMissing to help reunite families, friends and loved ones, including pets (with the additional hashtag #OKPets).

http://twitter.com/#!/lifelonganon/status/336692404990132226

Facebook, is also being used.

Media outlets are also helping to spread the word.

Helping to publicize the pleas as people search for the missing can make a difference.

Please help spread the word.


http://twitter.com/#!/fallamham/status/336924749911441409

And some uplifting success stories:

You can make a difference.

We continue to pray for all the victims and their loved ones.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/21/okmissing-heartbreaking-pleas-twitter-aids-search-for-missing-after-oklahoma-tornado/

In The Midst Of A Horrific Massacre, What This Mother Did For Her Children Is Amazing.

During the tragedy that was the Westgate Mall massacre in Nairobi last year, one mother did something so brave, the world will never forget it. Her name is Faith Wambua-Luedeling. She was with her young son and daughter when the gunmen began open firing at the shoppers. She pressed her children to the ground in the mall, helping them play “dead,” even as gunshots continued to ring out.

To soothe her children while the shooting was still happening, Faith sang to them.

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(H/T HuffPost) “We were just lying there — there would be shooting going on, then it would stop,” she told NBC News. “There were times I could hear the bullet casing dropping on the floor near us. We could smell the gunpowder and we would really be scared.” Even though Faith was terrified herself, she did what she could to keep her children safe. New York Times photojournalist Tyler Hicks captured the iconic photograph of Faith protecting her children. More than 60 people were killed that day by Al Shabaab, a militant Islamist group based in Somalia. Faith and her two children hid for over 5 hours, lying on the floor. She sweetly sang to her son and daughter along to the wordless mall music, just to keep them quiet. What this mother did for them was incredible, and her bravery deserves to be shared.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/mother-during-massacre/

15 Conspiracy Magazine Cover Stories That Are Hilariously Great

Paranoia Magazine is a publication that deals with conspiracies and paranormal activity. And they have some mind-blowing cover stories.

As I was strolling through the halls of the vendor section of the International UFO Congress in Fort McDowell, Arizona, I came across an interesting magazine rack:

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Paranoia is a “conspiracy and paranormal reader” that mixes hard-hitting journalism with Onion-style articles. According to editor-in-chief Ron Patton, the magazine is meant to be “educational but entertaining.”

Here are 15 of the most outlandish cover stories from the Paranoia Magazine issues that were available on the rack:

1. “What’s Up With Area 51?” (Spring 2008)

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What is up with Area 51 and why haven’t they come up with anything new?

2. “Manson Family Secrets: Charlie, the Process and RFK” (Winter 2007)

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Dat photo.

3. “MEN IN BLACK UNCOVERED!”

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Spoiler alert: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is involved.

4. “Disney Does Atlantis: Why Now?”

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Idea: “Disney Does Pride Rock: Why Now?”

5. “Los Angeles On The Moon?”

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Yes, please. Anything to distance ourselves from Orange County.

6. “Illuminati Hand Signals” (Fall 2006)

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I was gonna say something about Beyonce but that little green dude has got all of my attention.

7. “Dracula in Britain” (Fall 2009)

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That guy sucks.

8. “What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?”

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OK, seriously… what actually happened to her? Like, for real?

9. “The Only Man Alive” (Spring 2007)

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This is where we all learn we’re Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense.

10. “Planet X Hidden In The Dead Sea Scrolls” (Spring 2003)

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Well, now that Pluto isn’t a planet, Planet IX should be all the rave.

11. “NASA BIG FAT LIAR!” (Winter 2006)

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Subliminal message: Shop at Wal-Mart.

12. “SPECIAL ALL GIRL ISSUE!” (Fall 2005)

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This is what feminism looked like in 2005.

13. “On The Trail Of The Chupacabras” (Fall 2001)

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Oh, the Chupacabra… That homie definitely got away with it.

14. “Edgar Allan Poe’s Secret Life” (Fall 2007)

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The secret life of the ultimate emo dude? YES!

15. “JFK & UFO’S” (Fall 2013)

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Shit just got real.

Want more? You can check them out here!

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/norbertobriceno/paranoia-paranoia-paranoia

‘A pleasant surprise’: WaPo’s Erik Wemple issues ‘an apology to Fox News’

On the April 8 edition of “FOX & Friends First,” anchor Heather Childers misspoke, mistakenly referring to the NCAA as the NAACP:

WaPo’s Erik Wemple — in his own words — subsequently “participated in something of a pile-on” on Childers. Several people were quick to point out that Childers was by no means the first media personality to make that mistake. And unlike many others in the MSM, this afternoon, Wemple acknowledged his own mistake:

From his post:

We judged too harshly, and our apologies go to Childers and to Fox News.

No it isn’t. But it is refreshing.

Classy, and well said…
RT @ErikWemple:
An apology to Fox News: wapo.st/1ggGpkI— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) April 11, 2014

A pleasant surprise. RT @johnnydollar01: Classy, and well said…
RT @ErikWemple:
An apology to Fox News: wapo.st/1ggGpkI— Sean O (@Sean_for_3) April 11, 2014

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Related:

WaPo writer: ‘Baseless’ Rolling Stone blowback is product of ‘tedious outrage machine’

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/11/a-pleasant-surprise-wapos-erik-wemple-issues-an-apology-to-fox-news/