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Good News, Everyone!

Postby aviel » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:25 pm

I thought we should create a thread for news that is pretty much unambiguously good. When you create a separate thread for it, there's not much discussion beyond "yes, that is a good thing", but presumably we still want to hear good news. So here's a thread for it. I was inspired by some of the good news I found today:

U3 unemployment drops to 7%, lowest in 5 years

All Syrian Chemical Weapons Munitions Destroyed

Measles eliminated in the United States
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Re: Good News, Everyone!

Postby OrangeEyebrows » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:37 pm

Great thread idea, avi!
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Re: Good News, Everyone!

Postby CarrieVS » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:19 pm

Does anyone not read the title of this thread in Professor Farnsworth's voice?
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Re: Good News, Everyone!

Postby aviel » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:21 pm

CarrieVS wrote:Does anyone not read the title of this thread in Professor Farnsworth's voice?

The idea was that you would.
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Re: Good News, Everyone!

Postby CarrieVS » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:48 pm

aviel wrote:
CarrieVS wrote:Does anyone not read the title of this thread in Professor Farnsworth's voice?

The idea was that you would.


I wondered. In that case I can report a complete success.
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Re: Good News, Everyone!

Postby aviel » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:09 am

Judge strikes down Utah's same-sex marriage ban.

The judge ruled the same way anybody who has skimmed the constitution would rule: that a ban on same sex marriage violates the 14th amendment's guarantee of equal protection under the law.

I have a feel this thread is going to be sustained a while by court decisions ruling that same-sex marriage is protected by the 14th amendment.
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Re: Good News, Everyone!

Postby aviel » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:05 am

What do you know, I was right. Now a judge has ruled that Oklahoma's ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional.
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Positive News Thread

Postby Tesseracts » Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:05 pm

Once and a while something good appears in the news. If you find any such stories, post them here.

I just read a great article about an ordinary criminal who saved as many people as he could from hurricane Katrina.
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Re: Positive News Thread

Postby sunglasses » Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:16 pm

Reports of Jericho the lion's death have been exaggerated. So that made me happy (that he wasn't dead).
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Re: Positive News Thread

Postby BROWNRECLUSE » Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:40 pm

Titus O'Neill might not be a main event WWE Superstar, but he's definitely a class act human being
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Re: Positive News Thread

Postby Andropov4 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:26 pm

sunglasses wrote:Reports of Jericho the lion's death have been exaggerated. So that made me happy (that he wasn't dead).


I prefer the Gawker version of this story.

CNN reports that, according to a senior park official, Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho, who is also a lion, was killed on Saturday in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.


Thank you, Gawker.
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Re: Positive News Thread

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Re: Positive News Thread

Postby FaceTheCitizen » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:31 pm

Ebola vaccine is highly effective against the virus.

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/world-health ... la-vaccine

Suck it, Ebola.
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Re: Positive News Thread

Postby Cordslash » Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:23 pm

That vaccine is a godsend.

Also Single Pill therapy for HIV and AIDS patients are getting wider available by the day.

Not too bad.
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Re: Positive News Thread

Postby Absentia » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:44 pm

The AP reports that a year after the Ferguson violence 24 states have passed a total of 40 police reform measures, including the adoption of body cameras and limits on military-style hardware.
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