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The good news topic

Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:52 am

If you follow the news as close as I, you might think the world is going to hell. But there are also beautiful human interest stories out there. So please share them here.

Man walks over a dozen miles to first day of work, CEO gifts him car as thanks


It was supposed to be Walter Carr's first day of work with a moving company Sunday when his car broke down. But, instead of calling out, he walked through the night to be on time.

Carr's vehicle stopped working the night before his first day with the moving company Bellhops, and he knew he couldn't miss it. So, he decided to walk. Carr began his hike from Homewood, Alabama, to the town of Pelham, Alabama, at midnight. He walked at least 14 miles before police picked him up at 4 a.m., reports CBS affiliate WIAT-TV.


Link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/walter-car ... s-him-car/

One dedicated student, nice of the police to give him a ride and a good reaction from his boss.
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Re: The good news topic

Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:59 pm

I will take exception to “the world is going to hell”. The world is the world. It has its ups and downs, but it continues to truck along. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on your world view, we are in a continuous news cycle where “news” is instantly transmitted around the world by professionals and amateurs, alike. With no, or little vetting, because they want to be first. Add the growth of narcissism, with easy access to billions of people, and it’s easy to come to the conclusion that we’re going to hell.

At least one good thing about social media, is that these kind of stories tend to get out, because they are the feel good stories. They are the human interest stories of the past, that got 30 seconds on the nightly news, between the sports and weather.

Well done to all involved.
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Re: The good news topic

Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:01 pm

Simply put, there has never been a better time to be living on this planet. The world is as great a place as it ever has been in the history of humanity. Just look at how much poverty has been reduced as one example.

http://www.politifact.com/global-news/s ... -30-years/
 
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Re: The good news topic

Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:59 am

VTKillarney wrote:
Simply put, there has never been a better time to be living on this planet. The world is as great a place as it ever has been in the history of humanity. Just look at how much poverty has been reduced as one example.

http://www.politifact.com/global-news/s ... -30-years/

May I correct you
The World is a great place.
Humanity, ehr not so great.
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Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:25 am

FatCat wrote:
VTKillarney wrote:
Simply put, there has never been a better time to be living on this planet. The world is as great a place as it ever has been in the history of humanity. Just look at how much poverty has been reduced as one example.

http://www.politifact.com/global-news/s ... -30-years/

May I correct you
The World is a great place.
Humanity, ehr not so great.


Hey now, humanity is great ... in the short geological time we’ve been here we’ve invented iPhones.

After inventing a lot of other great sh*t, like potable water, highways, trains, planes, the 21st century will be marked by unheard of medical advancements (which is crazy to think about it considering the advancements in the 20th century) and other things we haven’t even thought of ... if we don’t all kill each other first. (Remind me why we would again?)

(Do not take any of the above as being in agreement with VT or any of his (or her) other screennames.)
 
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Re: The good news topic

Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:13 am

You're right you're right.
But we've also invented
- pollution
- murders
- atom bombs
- pokemons
Still not invented
- a cure for cancer
- warp drive
- teleport
Hopefully we still have some time
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Re: The good news topic

Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:53 am

I see you guy's didn't grasp the reason why I started this thread. Too bad.
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Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:23 pm

Amazing how fast this thread went negative. You guys need some Happy Meals.
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Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:50 pm

Rookie Cop saves man from getting hit by a train in full gear sprint.
Not sure if the man was disabled or drugged, but the cop went on a welfare check, and then a train appeared.

See the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvH7k0P3osA
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Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:26 pm

af773atmsp wrote:
Amazing how fast this thread went negative. You guys need some Happy Meals.

Junk food will not make you any happier.
Just fat
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Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:43 pm

Mike Rowe's Returning the Favor show featured a really cool foundation started by Lamar Sharpe: http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20180724/ ... mar-sharpe
 
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Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:49 pm

FatCat wrote:
af773atmsp wrote:
Amazing how fast this thread went negative. You guys need some Happy Meals.

Junk food will not make you any happier.
Just fat
#facts


I guess I need to put a disclaimer when I'm making a joke.

Go do something you love pessimists. I'm going on a walk.
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Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:56 am

I was joking also :white:
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Re: The good news topic

Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:06 am

Um, I just got a scheduled pay increase for time in grade? Does that count? It might take payroll 9 months to actually apply it, but it's sort of good news. For me.

I'm pretty sure all the good world news is about scientific progress these days.
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Re: The good news topic

Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:08 am

Was really impressed with the following pic during the Greek forest fires

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And this video from last week...Forest fires in Sweden this time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v23QzzSaz1Y
 
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Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:39 am

Jouhou wrote:
Um, I just got a scheduled pay increase for time in grade? Does that count? It might take payroll 9 months to actually apply it, but it's sort of good news. For me.

I'm pretty sure all the good world news is about scientific progress these days.

It is really good news, mostly because some company still has scheduled payroll increases! Good for you! :twocents: :twocents: :twocents:
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Re: The good news topic

Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:48 am

FatCat wrote:
Jouhou wrote:
Um, I just got a scheduled pay increase for time in grade? Does that count? It might take payroll 9 months to actually apply it, but it's sort of good news. For me.

I'm pretty sure all the good world news is about scientific progress these days.

It is really good news, mostly because some company still has scheduled payroll increases! Good for you! :twocents: :twocents: :twocents:


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Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:01 am

Fed?
Fed Ex?
Or Federal Government? :-)
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Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:10 am

FatCat wrote:
Fed?
Fed Ex?
Or Federal Government? :-)

Govt
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Re: The good news topic

Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:30 am

Good News stories can make you feel good.

When I want to be uplifted I watch You Tube Videos to take a stroll down Memory Lane. Like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdMTxqHLw5I
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Re: The good news topic

Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:15 pm

A train station in Sweden was flooded and people turned it into a swimming pool

Unfortunately the party ended pretty quickly, with the emergency services hastily pumping the water from the station and returning it to normal.

Responding to pictures on social media, some people questioned the safety of the operation, remarking that bathers could possibly be at risk or disease or of being electrocuted. But another described the bathers as “absolute legends".

We can’t imagine such anarchy occurring in sensible Britain, but after such dry weather, we’re certainly jealous of all the rain!


Brilliant and the photo's are priceless. https://www.indy100.com/article/sweden- ... ol-8471681

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Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:57 pm

I think this is appropriate here:

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Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:34 pm

A heroic feat, unfortunately, did not make it to the end: Maarten van der Weijden is a Dutch long-distance swimmer whom survived cancer to go on to be an Olympic champion. That in itself is quite inspiring. He tried to swim the "Elfstedentocht" this weekend. The Elfstedentocht is a long distance speedskating in nature (does not happen alot in Holland). The distance is 200km along 11 towns with "city rights". He started on Friday early in the morning and unfortunately, he stopped today after completing 163km on medical advice. He still raised money for the children cancer foundation.

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/08/v ... al-advice/

I would say, well done and if anyone could make it, he would be able to.

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Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:23 am

I reckon Maarten will give it another run in a year or two!

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Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:54 am

Otter videos. What more do I need to say about good news? Otter freakin' videos!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEjC7Ropp_Y

Or this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLWEXRAnQd0
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:04 pm

"Best birthday ever" for 7-year-old boy battling leukaemia:
https://www.pressreader.com/ireland/iri ... 7996745555
(the card count has gone up over the 10,000 mark since :smile: )
 
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:03 pm

Braybuddy wrote:
"Best birthday ever" for 7-year-old boy battling leukaemia:
https://www.pressreader.com/ireland/iri ... 7996745555
(the card count has gone up over the 10,000 mark since :smile: )


Someone started cutting onions near me right after I read that doctors say he is terminal as of May (he's made it this far, keep fightin on!)

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