"Doom and Gloom" vs "Happynews.com"

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  1. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    Check it out. Nothing but GOOD news! A refreshing change from the doom and gloom that we've been saturated with these past few years.

    http://www.happynews.com

    (You may wish to skip the sports section though)
     
  2. Alex Yates

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    Thanks for the ray of sunshine Toots.

    .....as a sensitive soul, I find it difficult to feel uplifted as long as the blood continues to spill over this war and the United States continues to crack in half politically. Even as I read these positive news stories, there is an ever-looming veil of sadness filtering out some of the light. The news is appreciated though. You are right. It is nice to have a place to go where you can read good news if you want it.
     
  3. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Ya... I've been watching US politics for some time now and I think it's a shame you don't have more of a multi-party system down that-a-ways. Then there would be something for "middle of the roaders" to at least consider. Probably much too late for that though (although there seems to be enough sentiment in that direction that it might just take one small shove to get it started).

    In Canada I'm considered a Liberal (I can never forget how the military...which I grew up in...was emasculated by the Diefenbaker conservatives) ... but I have some strong conservative tendencies (such as the death penalty for 1st degree murder). But in Canada I'm actually "middle of the road" since our Liberals are "out-lefted" by the real socialists, the "New Democratic Party". Then there are the Greens (don't ask), the Separatists (a P.C. word for "traitors"), and the usual fringe group "nutcases". It tends to make for a different (but no less interesting) election from yours.


    Oh well, that's more politics than I usually want to talk about in public forums (I'm a believer in leaving politics, religion and the weather...a pc phrase for "global warming"...constrained to "the smallest room in the house" and not trotted out where it might be embarrassing).
     
  4. ROGERIO

    ROGERIO Mezzo Forte User

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    My hats off to you Toots... well said.

    I share in your sadness Alex. I'm also made very sad when hearing any news from the war. Especially this time of the year...
     
  5. Alex Yates

    Alex Yates Forte User

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    I am TOTALLY with you on that Toots. (but I do thank you for sharing some of your Canadian insight)

    Hey Rogerio, looks like we are on the same wavelength. It really hits this time of year.

    Ok Toots, back to your ray of sunshine. I didn't mean to be a little black rain cloud. :oops:
     
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  7. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    Here's another "good news" program that I've recently discovered on the "Arts and Entertainment" channel. It is called "Random 1" in which two guys (who have been at this 'gig' for about 9 years now) go around trying to make a difference in the lives of folks who have "run out of rope". It is NOT a "made for TV Reality Show", having gained the attention of the network only this past year. I sincerely hope they can keep it that way (ie, un"produced", raw, and REAL).

    Check out their archive at http://www.random1.com . They do have reruns of past stories available through the website.
     
  8. ROGERIO

    ROGERIO Mezzo Forte User

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    Toots,

    You know I watched some of that the other day and it was refreshingly good. There is no free lunch. They honestly try to get people back on their feet so that THEY, the individual can support themselves. Give the man a fishing pole not free fish type of approach.

    Keep 'em coming...

    God knows we need some good news... everyday.
     

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