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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #1155 on: March 22, 2012, 06:51:07 pm »

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #1156 on: March 22, 2012, 10:20:09 pm »
Can't find any good news today.

Bad News

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/03/07/199224.html

Fucking worthless pieces of shit. Fuck religion forever.

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #1157 on: March 22, 2012, 11:52:30 pm »
teh face palm on my logic and reasoning  :picardno

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #1158 on: March 24, 2012, 05:48:16 pm »
Only good news from me today: The Reason Rally!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/atheists-others-to-gather-at-reason-rally/2012/03/23/gIQAvqY2WS_story.html?tid=pm_local_pop

I was originally going to go to this event, but it didn't work out at the last minute. :(  But still, yay for public, peaceful demonstrations of freedom of/from religion!

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #1159 on: March 31, 2012, 04:35:04 am »

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #1160 on: March 31, 2012, 08:41:28 am »
GOOD NEWS!

http://www.youtube.com/earthhour

I'd dare to kiss a random stranger today if at least a 1000 people ditch their fuel vehicles and ride bicycles instead!

.....or at least plant more trees and gardens for kids to play nearby!

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #1161 on: April 11, 2012, 07:40:55 am »
42,000 years old baby mammoth found! http://in.news.yahoo.com/photos/42-000-year-old-mammoth-baby-on-asian-tour-slideshow/baby-mammoth-age-42000-years-photo-1334117122.html

And bad news:
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"Eighty-six percent of working Indians earn less than 20 rupees or half a dollar a day, untouched by the country's blistering economic growth, a government-backed study said recently."
« Last Edit: April 11, 2012, 08:08:42 am by tushantin »

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #1162 on: April 13, 2012, 04:22:20 am »
It looks like North Korea's latest attempt to launch a rocket (read: test an ICBM) has failed.  Good news?  Maybe.  But this failure may push Pyongyang into a more drastic action to prove they are still relevant on the world stage.  There are rumors they may attempt another nuclear weapons test in the near future.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/12/north-korea-rocket-2012-l_n_1422319.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D151691

Why can't this government just admit that they are a complete failure and call for peaceful reunification with the South?  How much longer can they last by starving their people and bullying the world for bread?   :picardno

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #1163 on: May 31, 2012, 05:09:06 am »
I recieved a mail from Avaz newsletters. Here's something striking:

Quote from: I cannot watch another child killed in Syria
Dear friends,

The pictures from Al Houla, Syria, last Friday are almost too brutal to look at. I have a 5 year old daughter and I know it's only luck of birth that separates her from this horror. But my shock led me to write this today as I know there is something we can all do together to stop this.

Dozens of children lie covered with blood, their faces show the fear they felt before death, and their innocent lifeless bodies reveal an unspeakable massacre. These children were slaughtered by men under strict orders to sow terror. Yet all the diplomats have come up with so far is a few UN monitors 'observing' the violence. Now, governments across the world are expelling Syrian ambassadors, but unless we demand strong action on the ground, they will settle for these diplomatic half-measures.

The UN is discussing what to do right now. If there were a large international presence across Syria with a mandate to protect civilians, we could prevent the worst massacres while leaders engage in political efforts to resolve the conflict. I cannot see more images like these without shouting from the rooftops. But to stop the violence, it is going to take all of us, with one voice, demanding protection for these kids and their families. Click to call for UN action now and send this to everyone:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/syria_will_the_world_look_away_c/?vl

A child's death is tragic in any circumstance. The UN says 108 people were killed in the onslaught, 49 of them children under the age of 10, and the youngest was a 2 year old girl. 90% of the population of Al Houla has now fled their homes. As I put my daughter to bed last night, I tried to consider what the mothers and fathers and grandparents of these children feel. The sheer pain and desperation is unimaginable, but there will also be deep anger and hate for those that did this. Until all of us stop these attacks on the people of Syria, the cycle of violence will not end.

Let's not forget -- this bloodbath began over a year ago with thousands of people peacefully protesting on the streets -- calling, like their brothers and sisters across the region, for freedom and democracy. But the regime responded with brutality and violence -- murdering, torturing, abducting and laying siege to entire cities. The international community did not intervene, letting geopolitical concerns obstruct our responsibility to protect. Then, in desperation to protect their families and fight back against the repression, some took up arms. Now it is an armed conflict -- and if the world continues to do nothing it will become a full blown sectarian war that may last for generations and breed the kind of terrorist attacks we have yet to imagine in our worst nightmares.

When dozens of children are murdered in cold blood by the army and their militias -- it is time for serious action. Assad, his henchmen and his murderous army must be held to account and the people of Syria protected. Nothing the international community has done yet has pried Assad from his murderous grip on power. The few UN monitors on the ground were powerless to stop the Al Houla killings -- they only served to count the tiny bodies. But if we sent in hundreds of monitors to each of the fourteen regions of Syria, Assad's assassins would think twice.

The world looked away with Srebrenica, and with Rwanda. If all of us respond today -- we can make sure that these children's tragic deaths act as the tipping point for all of us everywhere to say NO MORE! But if we turn away, so will our leaders. Let's join voices from every corner of the earth and make it impossible for our leaders to ignore our cry. In respect for these dear children and their families, click to join the global call to demand a massive UN presence on the ground now!

http://www.avaaz.org/en/syria_will_the_world_look_away_c/?vl

The Avaaz community has stood with the people of Syria for fifteen months, denouncing the Syrian regime, calling for sanctions, supporting communities across the country with aid, and giving equipment to citizen journalists to get the word out about the violence. Let's today make the Al Houla massacre the watershed moment for change and insist that our governments no longer stand by shaking their heads and turning their backs.

With deep sadness and determination,

Alice and the whole Avaaz team

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #1164 on: May 31, 2012, 06:36:31 am »
Sigh, why I usually feel it is hard to aquire truth from internet news, especially when there are completely opposite voices.
I feel sorry for the victims.

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #1166 on: June 04, 2012, 12:30:03 pm »


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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #1167 on: June 04, 2012, 07:11:32 pm »
Okay, I'm going to admit that I'm a christian, but that doesn't mean I'm not afraid to condemn these SOBs. I mean, all you have to do is realize that teachers like Jesus never said one word about killing people who disagreed with you. And yet, for all they claim to care about the world, most christian don't seem to give a damn. :evil:

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Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« Reply #1169 on: June 09, 2012, 04:28:46 am »
I mean, all you have to do is realize that teachers like Jesus never said one word about killing people who disagreed with you.

Alright, Jesus may not have said anything about killing people who disagreed with him, but God did, and they're the same person.  God telling his followers to kill people is all over the Old Testament.