Give me some good news.

This is an open thread ONLY for good news. So if you have any good news stories that you want to share… tell them here. Any bad news or negative posts will be deleted with extreme prejudice.

joni

Terrorists Hit Mumbai

Terrorists have hit the popular tourist destination of Mumbai, with reports of multiple explosions and gunshots being heard across the city.

So far 80 people have been killed and 250 injured in seven attacks in the city.

Flames and a massive plume of smoke engulfed Mumbai’s five-star Taj Mahal hotel, following an encounter between police and gunmen holding foreign guests hostage.

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Knowingly spreading HIV

This subject is one which I find so completely abhorrent, and yet I feel it necessary for it to be aired.

What kind of person, knowing that they are HIV positive, delberately and systematically goes about trying to infect as many others as possible with the virus.

Personally I have known a number of friends who have died from this illness.

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Education Revolution

(This is a guest post by Tracie of FNQ)

Ok everyone I am starting to feel slightly less relaxed and comfortable about some aspects of the Govt’s  ‘Education Revolution’, notably what seems like unseemly haste on the part of our Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, to introduce reforms to our education system, based on the New York Dept of Education model.

This model is currently being promoted in Australia by Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education., Joel Klein. You may or may not have caught him giving the National Press Club Address today, however if you are interested you can download a transcript of his speech courtesy of Julia Gillard’s website.

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One Laptop Per Child

One Laptop per Child
I see that the One Laptop per Child organisation is launching its initiative in Sydney this weekend, where the children that benefit are in our own backyard (Oceania).

joni

Thanksgiving Caption Competition

Thanksgiving is an american thing. Americans celebrate it tomorrow with a nice meal. George Bush is planning to have a turkey.

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Mi Mi Mi Midweek Mayhem…

Sorry about the stutter.

Welcome to midweek mayhem, the place where we get to talk about anything and everything – now with a new and improved responsible drinking policy.

A new OECD report has been issued today, with some good news – Australia is tipped to avoid recession and be one of the few developed nations to experience a moderate growth of 1.7% next year, as well as some bad news – house prices are expected to fall sharply.

(Although I guess that could be good news if you’re a first home buyer).

In Labor’s new IR laws, they have announced that the “three warnings and you’re fired” rule will be reduced to “one warning and you’re fired”.

Oh, and the new X-Files movie is out on DVD today..

BTW, if anyone wants a laugh, check out Ross Sharp’s Smelly Tongues blog..