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Today's Good News
Have you noticed that we usually debate only the bad things in life.

In this thread anyone can put down current news that they think is good (can be on any subject but not nasty, please, or so controversial that it provokes arguments). We can debate it and then move on when someone else posts some more happiness!

So I'll start with this gem, which will brings tears of joy to many, I am sure.

Chocolate is Good for you

Yes - it's official
Dark chocolate may be healthier

It's good for a cough and it's good for your heart.

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  • Last Edit: 2013-11-30, 06:51:41 by string

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Not exactly today's, but recently - Google Chrome's got fixed.

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Charges against baby dropped.
http://www.smh.com.au/world/pakistan-court-drops-case-against-baby-20140413-zqu4x.html
I have inside information that the authorities felt that the baby offered too small a target for a stoning and was too light to be hanged.

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Oh, i nearly forgot about you jimbro and your thing about Putin. He is a moderniser stands up for his country, refuses to be bowed into sublimation by the leader of the West and it's minions. You do however fit in well with the general feelings of your countrymen however who in polls would prove to be anti-Russian. This is because of the media control and what they tell and do not tell. Looking at any Russian city now and surfing back to Soviet days is  like night and day. Doubt if most ex-colonists could tell one anything detailed about Russia as their leaders are still in a Cold War mentality as it helps justify armanents and the powerful industry behind it, etc.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

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Charges against baby dropped.
http://www.smh.com.au/world/pakistan-court-drops-case-against-baby-20140413-zqu4x.html
I have inside information that the authorities felt that the baby offered too small a target for a stoning and was too light to be hanged.


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Yep knew about that one. It is head shaking if this is advancement in the Third World.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

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I'm preparing a bicycle tour with full multimedia coverage for those DnDeers that doesn't go anywhere... :)
A matter of attitude.

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Got my tax refund on Monday, and get paid my usual check on Friday morning!   :cheers:

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Scores of abducted girls freed in Nigeria
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Education official confirms release of 44 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram fighters in restive Borno state.

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......kidnapped by Boko Haram....


 

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It's not always possible to easily divide news into exclusive groupings of good or bad. Often the news is an admixture.

Fortunately, the West has moved away from religiously inspired killing, but in Africa and Indonesia the same is not the case.

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Boko Haram says its aim is to impose a stricter enforcement of Sharia law across Africa's most populous nation, which is split between a majority Muslim north and a mostly Christian south.


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After the predominantly Muslim Seleka militia took control of the Central African Republic under President Michel Djotodia in 2013, a period of lawlessness and sectarian violence continued. Following warnings of "genocide" by the UN and a controversial intervention force by MISCA, Djotodia resigned. Despite neutral Catherine Samba-Panza being made president, the Anti-balaka Christian militants continued sectarian violence, including reported targeted killings, against Muslim civilians.


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INDONESIANS are reeling from one of their country's most awful incidents of religious violence in years. It happened on February 6th, in a village in Banten, the western end of Java, not far from Jakarta, a district where strictly Islamist parties poll well. Out of keeping with the more usual pattern of Muslim-versus-Christian attacks, this was a mob attack by Muslims against men who claimed to be their own fellows: members of a Islamic sect called the Ahmadiyah.


Remember Rodney King?
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"People, I just want to say, can't we all get along? Can't we all get along?"

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...the Anti-balaka Christian militants continued sectarian violence, including reported targeted killings...
It was very Christian of them.:rolleyes:
[psst]Should I be Pro-balaka????[/psst]

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It's not always possible to easily divide news into exclusive groupings of good or bad. Often the news is an admixture.


The good news is that I made you a thread.

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http://phys.org/news/2014-04-ancient-egyptians-pyramid-stones-sand.html
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Physicists from the FOM Foundation and the University of Amsterdam have discovered that the ancient Egyptians used a clever trick to make it easier to transport heavy pyramid stones by sledge. The Egyptians moistened the sand over which the sledge moved.

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I didn't know such a device existed.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/plane-parachute-gives-near-disaster-a-soft-landing-20140510-zr8uc.html


I had heard of it before. It's not common, though maybe it should be. A forced landing by a fixed-wing aircraft needs clear space which you may not have, a parachute could allow a near vertical descent and even landing in trees doesn't have to be fatal this way.
What would happen if a large asteroid slammed into the Earth?
According to several tests involving a watermelon and a large hammer, it would be really bad!

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I didn't know such a device existed.

To my knowledge only can be used with that class of airplanes, very light airplanes smaller and lighter than a normal Cessna, for example.
It doesn't make any sense except in case of a structural catastrophic failure, (a broken wing, etc) which are extremely rare things to happen.

Cirrus are extremely expensive light airplanes, with high performance, kind the Ferrari of light airplanes, usually flown by people with too much money and too less airmanship.

A matter of attitude.

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The party might be over, but it did last for longer than we expected.
The health benefits from red wine and chocolate are not as uncomplicated as we hoped.
http://www.smh.com.au/world/look-away-now-study-finds-no-health-benefit-from-wine-and-chocolate-20140513-zrbbm.html
I had chosen to believe that if a little chocolate does me good, a lot of chocolate does me lots of good.
Worked for months.

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I thought the trick was to mix them thoroughly.

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One newspaper said that a twenty minute walk a day is a great ife booster. I have been doing more than that for yonks.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

Parliament urged to revise commercial radio regulations
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[British ]Parliament is being urged to relax commercial radio regulations as the platform faces competition from digital services such as Spotify, Deezer and iTunes. Chairman of the All Party Group for Commercial Radio, Andrew Bingham MP (pictured), wants new ... (more)


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The European Bison reintroduced in Europe after more than 250 years :)

There's also a plan going on to reintroduce the mythic Auroch.
Some day we'll have mammoths...
A matter of attitude.

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Some day we'll have mammoths...

If the genetic material is too far gone, just add some frog genes.

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ife
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   1. plural form of ifa


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Frans, make the smilies BOARD wrapped up away by default at last!!!:irked:

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I wrote some experimental code a while ago, but I've certainly got no time to wrap it up this week. There's also the issue of how to reconcile the fact that some people like all the smilies visible at once and others would prefer most of 'em to be hidden by default.