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    Viewfinder and Off-Topic Co-Mod walterick's Avatar
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    Unhappy 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. Link

    The mayor of London is suspended today for comparing a Jewish reporter to a Nazi concentration camp guard. Link

    The prime minister of Thailand today dissolves Parliament. Link

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    A Shiite shrine is bombed in Iraq Wednesday, leading to rioting and increased fears of a civil war. Link

    A young jewish man was found in France this week after having been tortured for 3 weeks. Link

    Rioting around the world after European newspapers republish cartoons depicting Muhammad. Link

    What's going on?
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    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?
    "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." --Mark Twain

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    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.
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    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?
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    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?
    Funny!

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