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News :: Education : Environment
Tornadoes: For Whom The Bell Tolls
21 May 2013
Are Senators Inhofe and Coburn of Oklahoma
complicit in hampering environmental, health and animal rights action which would reduce Oklahoma's tornadoes?
Tornadoes: For Whom The Bell Tolls


Why do children die? Different faiths and ethical systems have different
responses. Generally Christians see children as innocents. In Eastern religions
teaching reincarnation, some children die because they have been liberated from
karma. Whatever our beliefs, we all grieve for the peple of Oklahoma and other
states in which tornadoes did damage. God give special grace to those who have
left their bodies, have been injured, or left behind by a loved one's death, and
to those who have been impoverished by the tornado.

Once again, terrible tornadoes have struck states of tornado alley. They have
struck Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota.. 51 people have been
killed in Oklahoma alone by a tornado ONE MILE WIDE and 200 MILES PER HOUR. In the 1930's Oklahomans escaped the dust bowl of their state and migrated to California. The Grapes Of Wrath
by John Steinbeck chronicles their story.

Why do tornadoes come to tornado alley? Centuries of raising cattle and sheep
and before them bison whose hooves trample sapling trees and whose grazing
uproots sapling trees have kept these states from growing the number of weather
stabilizing trees which most often prevent tornadoes. At the equator though
there is more sun, the temperature is 70 degrees because of the number of trees.
Now Brazil and other S. American countries in their haste to make money from cow
cadavers are destroying the rainforest. Eastern teachers say there is great
negative karma from raising mammals to kill them. Annie Besant, when Chicago
was the slaughterhouse center of the world, said the red aura of the terrified,
angry, agonized animals extended a distance of an hour's radius around Chicago.

This tornado moving finger of God is also of Mother Earth's rage at the
treatment of her creatures. God bless us all and align us all now to universal
nonviolence. Have we learned anything since Frank Baum wrote of Dorothy's
Kansas twister?

From USAToday.com

"The National Weather Service reports that the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., on
Monday was a very rare EF-5 tornado.

EF-5 tornadoes have wind speeds of at least 200 mph; EF-5 is the highest
category on the Enhanced Fujita Scale of Tornado Intensity.

On average, over 1,000 tornadoes hit the U.S. each year, and only one might be
an EF-5, according to data from the National Climatic Data Center.

Since the early 1950s, only 59 EF-5 tornadoes have hit the USA, according to the
Tornado History Project. Moore, Okla., has been hit by two of those 59.

According to the weather service, "the damage survey teams have also determined
that the tornado began 4.4 miles west of Newcastle and ended 4.8 miles east of
Moore, yielding an approximate tornado path length of 17 miles. The preliminary
maximum damage path width is 1.3 miles." "
Senators Inhofe and Coburn of Oklahoma originally introduced legislation to
hide factory farms, slaughterhouses and laboratories from humane investigators
and others. They have criminalized boycotts of massive animal abusers. They have
gutted the first amendment and interfered with humane officer investigations of
animal cruelty.
http://animallawcoalition.com/how-the-aeta-was-maneuvered-through-congre-\
little-opposition/ From the Animal Law Coalition comes the following about the
conspiracy of Inhofe and Coburn of Oklahoma: "Now for the sake of the animals
who suffer terribly at the hands of medical researchers, puppy millers,
slaughterhouses, factory farms, pet stores, breeders, furriers, restaurants,
circuses, rodeos, and zoos, we must come together with groups that support the
First Amendment and change this law either through the new Congress or the
courts. Before we begin efforts to change this law, it is important to
understand its reach. It is important to understand how AETA became law with so
little opposition. AETA (pushed by 2 Oklahoma senators) Calls Terrorism
Non-Violent Protests, Boycotts, Investigations and Whistleblowing on Behalf of
the Animals This is the crime defined by AETA: (a) Offense- Whoever travels in
interstate or foreign commerce, or uses or causes to be used the mail or any
facility of interstate or foreign commerce– (1) for the purpose of damaging or
interfering with the operations of an animal enterprise; and (2) in connection
with such purpose– (A) intentionally damages or causes the loss of any real or
personal property (including animals or records) used by an animal enterprise,
or any real or personal property of a person or entity having a connection to,
relationship with, or transactions with an animal enterprise... "


Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore
never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. -John Donne-

http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2013/05/20/tornadoes-severe-weathe\
-midwest/2325875/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/midwest-residents-warned-of-more-\
fter-tornadoes-in-oklahoma-kansas-iowa/2013/05/20/f2ba2dca-c169-11e2-ab60-67bba7\
be7813_story.html

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/20/us/severe-weather/index.html

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/05/20/us/oklahoma-tornado-map.ht

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vJEyhtEs_Q warning: 30 second ad first\

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/05/a-week-of-tornadoes/100517/

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