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I just saw this on another forum and I swear, when I looked it over, I almost broke down and cried from relief.

Happy News

Here is the credo.

We believe virtue, goodwill and heroism are hot news. That's why we bring you up-to-the-minute news, geared to lift spirits and inspire lives. Add in a diverse team of Citizen Journalists reporting positive stories from around the world, and you've got one happy place for news.

I am going to pin this one. I expect to comment on an article from there at times.

What a joy!

Many, many thanks (you know who you are).

Michael

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Michael:

What a wonderful website!

The science and technology section and the business section were really nice.

Thanks, keep up discovering places, the Lucienne News site was also excellent.

Adam

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I just saw this on another forum and I swear, when I looked it over, I almost broke down and cried from relief.

Happy News

Here is the credo.

We believe virtue, goodwill and heroism are hot news. That's why we bring you up-to-the-minute news, geared to lift spirits and inspire lives. Add in a diverse team of Citizen Journalists reporting positive stories from around the world, and you've got one happy place for news.

I am going to pin this one. I expect to comment on an article from there at times.

What a joy!

Many, many thanks (you know who you are).

Michael

Well! I saw this thread but assumed the title meant someone's birthday. The site is very appealing. Thanks for prodding me.

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From Happy News above:

Jet's Splash Landing Called "Miracle on the Hudson"

MSNBC

JANUARY 16, 2009

If the accident was hard to imagine, so was the result: a cool-headed pilot maneuvering his hobbled jetliner over New York City and landing it in the river with an impact one passenger described as little worse than a rear-end collision. Besides one victim with two broken legs, there were no other reports of serious injuries to the 155 people aboard.

"You're happy to be alive, really," 23-year-old passenger Bill Zuhoski said.

I also posted about this elsewhere.

I am delighted to read about this.

The feeling might be touchy-feely, but it's real, really.

All 155 safe after pilot ditches jet in NYC river

By DAVID B. CARUSO

Associated Press Writer

Breitbart

Jan 15, 2009

From the article:

NEW YORK (AP) - A US Airways pilot ditched his disabled jetliner into the frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after a collision with a flock of birds apparently knocked out both engines, but officials said rescuers pulled all 155 people on board into boats as the plane sank.

There were no immediate reports of any serious injuries.

How about that?

The Hero Of Flight 1549

The Smoking Gun

Veteran pilot, 57, safely landed US Airways jet in Hudson River

JANUARY 15--Meet Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III, the US Airways pilot who today amazingly crash-landed a US Airways jet in New York's Hudson River without any apparent fatalities. The heroic Sullenberger, 57, has worked for US Airways since 1980, and before that spent more than six years as a U.S. Air Force F-4 fighter pilot. Sullenberger, who now must be considered the front runner to replace Hillary Clinton as New York's junior United States Senator, is also the founder of Safety Reliability Methods. The firm describes itself as providing "technical expertise and strategic vision and direction to improve safety and reliability in a variety of high risk industries." Business should soon be booming. Click here to revel in Sullenberger's brilliance and professionalism, as detailed in the veteran pilot's resume. Expect his "executive career highlights" to be updated shortly.

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ChesleySullenberger.jpg

It's so damn good to see human beings as competent as this pilot, the crew, first responders and the rest of the rescue mission in a disaster.

Hell, even the mainstream media is doing a good job this time.

Bravo to all.

Michael

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Michael: "It's so damn good to see human beings as competent as this pilot, the crew, first responders and the rest of the rescue mission in a disaster."

It is indeed. Events such as this, and the wonderful strides being made in the sciences, give me hope for the future despite all the bad news we are bombarded with.

Barbara

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I just saw this on another forum and I swear, when I looked it over, I almost broke down and cried from relief.

Happy News

Here is the credo.

We believe virtue, goodwill and heroism are hot news. That's why we bring you up-to-the-minute news, geared to lift spirits and inspire lives. Add in a diverse team of Citizen Journalists reporting positive stories from around the world, and you've got one happy place for news.

I am going to pin this one. I expect to comment on an article from there at times.

What a joy!

Many, many thanks (you know who you are).

Michael

Looks like another quality resource to explore.

Thank you Michael.

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Here is a TED talk where Peter Diamandis explains why this kind of thread and a happy news resource do not take off with the public.

Our brains are not wired for immediately paying attention to the good stuff. Short-term, merely by have a human brain, we resonate a lot more and a lot more often with threats and disasters than by admiration.

Admiration takes effort. Threats and disasters grab our attention without us even being aware of the process.

Enjoy. This is one of the good ones. The talk is essentially good news, but in the beginning, it gives you enough blood and gore and fear and disaster to satisfy your inner monster. :smile:

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I am gratified to see someone on the TED side actually recognize all the good that has happened in the world and see him attribute it to private technology and innovation. He didn't use the word, capitalism, but he made the concept clear enough.

I have often wondered how people can look at an ever-growing population, with ever-increasing life spans, and still claim the world is going to hell in a hand-basket. And when you point out that it actually isn't, they get upset.

If you want some fun, go to the TED site and see the comments to this video. All those class warfare mentality folks are really pissed. They keep saying the 1% is stealing all these benefits from the 99%.

:smile:

Here's a question for those folks. How did the 99% keep the 1% from stealing their ever-increasing life-span over the decades?

As Ayn Rand would say: Blank out.

Michael

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