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ZeaLitY

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Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« on: August 27, 2006, 12:29:44 am »
I'd like to try a little experiment. Several topics are oft started when the author believes a current event is either a.) a glorious achievement or b.) a hideous infraction. Since I like seeing good news, let's run with this. The rub here is that if you post good news, you must weigh it out with bad, and vice-versa. If the topic fails, we'll let it fade into obscurity.

Good News

First female space tourist: http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/space/08/25/female.space.tourist.ap/index.html

Space travel entrepreneurs fascinate me. That the private sector has taken this stuff into their own hands rules.

Bad News



That's taking that waaay too far.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2006, 12:32:34 am by ZeaLitY »

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2006, 01:08:44 am »
So what, is this just a guideline or do we post the actual news here?

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2006, 04:14:11 am »


That's taking that waaay too far.

It feels silly & awkward if you let your sons & daughters wear something like that! You'll be the laughing stock of the neighborhood.

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2006, 12:37:58 pm »
So what, is this just a guideline or do we post the actual news here?

Well...anything you want I guess.

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2006, 05:26:26 pm »
Ah, a topic of balance, wonderful!

First the good news:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2330386,00.html

It's not ready for prime-time yet, but it's definately a positive step.

And then the bad:
http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/12/1296.asp

So much for the American dream.

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2006, 06:33:58 pm »
May the Supreme Court kick those majority judge's asses.

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2006, 07:14:30 pm »
 o___O That kid's face is really creepy.

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2006, 02:51:12 pm »
o___O That kid's face is really creepy.

That's cuz only creepy kids agreed to wear that

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2006, 07:40:58 pm »
Good News

Advanced melanoma too far gone for current medical science? Not a problem. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/5304910.stm

Bad News

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060830/od_afp/afpentertainmentusarts
« Last Edit: September 01, 2006, 07:44:46 pm by ZeaLitY »

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2006, 10:16:58 am »
Picture deleted due to unnecessary and disruptive repetition of large graphics. ~ Lord J

That's taking that waaay too far.

It feels silly & awkward if you let your sons & daughters wear something like that! You'll be the laughing stock of the neighborhood.

Now I am really freaked out....
« Last Edit: September 03, 2006, 10:12:27 pm by Lord J esq »

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2006, 10:11:15 pm »
Good News: Female Fisherman Captain
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2003228664_halibutcaptain27.html
(It's nice to see women succeeding in areas that many men and women alike still believe are exclusively the domain of the male sex.)




Bad News: U.S. Infrastructure Decaying
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=fragile26&date=20060826&query=seams
(This is a bigger problem than many people realize. It's up there with energy and education.)




WTF News: Chinese Motorist Crashes When Dog Gets to Drive
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1120AP_Bad_Dog_Driver.html?source=mypi
(It's been done. SNL: 1 / China: 0)


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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2006, 04:00:11 am »
WTF News is the coolest thing I've heard all day.

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2006, 06:08:50 pm »
Someone should photoshop that pic and make it into an Armor of Satan...What does it say on their heads and chests? And why are they holding hands?

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2006, 04:13:39 am »
Heard about the bionic arm just today. Amazing.