• 02-24-2006, 09:55 AM
    walterick
    What's Happening in the World?
    The top 3 stories today on my Google homepage:

    Terrorists attack the largest oil refinery in Saudi Arabia today with cars full of explosives. <A href="http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2006/02/report_explosio.html">Link</a>

    The mayor of London is suspended today for comparing a Jewish reporter to a Nazi concentration camp guard. <A href="http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1103AP_London_Mayor_Nazi_Remark.html">Link</a>

    The prime minister of Thailand today dissolves Parliament. <A href="http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1657327">Link</a>

    ...

    A Shiite shrine is bombed in Iraq Wednesday, leading to rioting and increased fears of a civil war. <A href="http://www.adnki.com/index_2Level_English.php?cat=Politics&loid=8.0.268 911492&par=">Link</a>

    A young jewish man was found in France this week after having been tortured for 3 weeks. <A href="http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1887530,00.html">Link</a>

    Rioting around the world after European newspapers republish cartoons depicting Muhammad. <A href="http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=123&art_id=qw114078006 1171B263">Link</a>

    What's going on? :(
  • 02-24-2006, 04:04 PM
    mwfanelli
    Re: What's Happening in the World?
    I am not sure that anything different is occuring. Just look at the fact that you were able to create an instant link to all of these stories. Do they indicate a growing problem with the world or a growing high-tech instant-info awareness of what is going on?
  • 02-25-2006, 02:24 AM
    SmartWombat
    Re: What's Happening in the World?
    All this is a symptom of instant communications.
    Whatever the worlkd is coming to, it's not its senses.
    But that's been true for years.
    No-one is as dumb as all of us.
  • 02-27-2006, 10:15 PM
    walterick
    Re: What's Happening in the World?
    Okay. I guess it was just a really bad day for news then :(

    To lighten the mood, here's what Google brought to my homepage today, in the quotations feed:

    "I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street."
    - Virginia Woolf

    "Nobody knows the age of the human race, but everybody agrees that it is old enough to know better."
    - Anonymous

    "The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."
    - Calvin Trillin

    :):) Don't ya love humor? :D
  • 02-28-2006, 08:09 AM
    mwfanelli
    Re: What's Happening in the World?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by walterick
    Okay. I guess it was just a really bad day for news then :(

    To lighten the mood, here's what Google brought to my homepage today, in the quotations feed:

    "I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street."
    - Virginia Woolf

    "Nobody knows the age of the human race, but everybody agrees that it is old enough to know better."
    - Anonymous

    "The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."
    - Calvin Trillin

    :):) Don't ya love humor? :D

    Funny!

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