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Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: Uplifting / Positive News Stories
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2017, 02:18:09 AM »
Teacher providing education for poor kids in India...under a bridge! For the past seven years!

For me, this makes me smile. I know that for many out there in the world, good education is still hard to find, and to see it spring up--a school under a bridge--feels like a testament not just to the kindness of the teacher and the people who donate to the school, but to the children's desire to learn.

Online Sara Nilsson

Re: Uplifting / Positive News Stories
« Reply #51 on: January 28, 2017, 03:16:09 PM »
http://www.thelocal.se/20170128/sweden-stops-calling-trans-people-mentally-ill

Sweden is FINALLY going to stop calling trans people mentally ill. This is pretty big for trans people, as the whole mentally ill brings with it quite a bit of trouble in dealing health personnel that are not perhaps used to or very knowledgeable about trans.

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Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: Uplifting / Positive News Stories
« Reply #54 on: January 29, 2017, 10:17:47 PM »
Chris Salvatore invites his ailing neighbor to come stay with him

I just really like seeing stories where a neighbor steps up that way, where people look out for each other; Salvatore is described as like a grandson to her, and he helps care for her. It was really very heart-warming to read about.

Offline Verasaille

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« Reply #55 on: January 30, 2017, 09:55:34 PM »

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: Uplifting / Positive News Stories
« Reply #56 on: February 04, 2017, 01:07:43 PM »
It didn't make the news, but I encountered an interesting event. I was driving home from a table top game when I ran into a rather messy four car wreck here in Jax. Nothing fatal but messy, two of the cars aren't going anywhere again. The reason it stands out is while I was driving up I had the radio on and one of the shows had this 'Florida Man' feature. Basically the show runs the worst of the worst of red necks and such..

I know a lot of folks who are 'red necks' that don't fit the mold. Like the neighbors of a friend who formed up around him on 9/11. They showed up with grills and chicken and ice tea to make sure THEIR Hindu neighbor wasn't mistakenly attack. My friend came home to find a literal horde of folks in t-shirts and jeans talking about how to do the chicken on the girl.

What I saw on that night was as cool. There was one guy in a wifebeater, shorts and flip flops directing the flow of traffic around one crashed car. Why was he in a wife beater? His wife was using his flannel shirt to wife the blood off the brow of the woman in the car while holding her hand and reassuring her that it would be alright. On the other lane was a two bikers (one white and the other black) directing traffic between the cars on the other side while a woman in biker leathers was on the phone with 9/11.

Why don't more of THESE stories make the news?

Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: Uplifting / Positive News Stories
« Reply #57 on: February 04, 2017, 09:59:49 PM »
It didn't make the news, but I encountered an interesting event. I was driving home from a table top game when I ran into a rather messy four car wreck here in Jax. Nothing fatal but messy, two of the cars aren't going anywhere again. The reason it stands out is while I was driving up I had the radio on and one of the shows had this 'Florida Man' feature. Basically the show runs the worst of the worst of red necks and such..

I know a lot of folks who are 'red necks' that don't fit the mold. Like the neighbors of a friend who formed up around him on 9/11. They showed up with grills and chicken and ice tea to make sure THEIR Hindu neighbor wasn't mistakenly attack. My friend came home to find a literal horde of folks in t-shirts and jeans talking about how to do the chicken on the girl.

What I saw on that night was as cool. There was one guy in a wifebeater, shorts and flip flops directing the flow of traffic around one crashed car. Why was he in a wife beater? His wife was using his flannel shirt to wife the blood off the brow of the woman in the car while holding her hand and reassuring her that it would be alright. On the other lane was a two bikers (one white and the other black) directing traffic between the cars on the other side while a woman in biker leathers was on the phone with 9/11.

Why don't more of THESE stories make the news?

Thank you for sharing this, Callie Del Noire. Personal uplifting stories that should make the news are absolutely welcome here. :) The goal of this thread is to give people something positive to read about, something different from the negativity that currently pervades the news, and your post does accomplish that. *nodnod*

Thought this might fit here:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3d1oFwWcAAF4Cj.jpg



Thank you, Verasaille!  :-)
« Last Edit: February 04, 2017, 10:01:19 PM by Blythe »

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: Uplifting / Positive News Stories
« Reply #58 on: February 04, 2017, 10:13:08 PM »
Thank you for sharing this, Callie Del Noire. Personal uplifting stories that should make the news are absolutely welcome here. :) The goal of this thread is to give people something positive to read about, something different from the negativity that currently pervades the news, and your post does accomplish that. *nodnod*


Thanks I was falling into bad habits when I saw that lady just sitting by the car helping that other woman. I came home and found those toxic posts.. and made a decision to do my bit but work on more positive things.

Offline Trevino

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« Reply #59 on: February 05, 2017, 04:20:39 PM »
Some good news in dark times; the LGBTQ crowd has organized a protest of their own at the Stonewall Inn: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5895faa2e4b09bd304bba329

And coming soon, the Scientist's March in April: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/april-22-empiricists-around-country-will-march-science

Offline midnightblack

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« Reply #60 on: February 06, 2017, 12:43:12 AM »


Nearly a week has past since they attempted to overthrow  the rule of law, and the bunch of communist morons that clawed its way into the government of my country still didn't get the point. Up above you can see me together with 300.000 citizens in front of the said government, turning the lights on to help them see better. 300.000 more were spread throughout cities, towns and villages all over the nation. The problem with communist bastards in general is that they never get it. They live in a parallel reality where notions like human dignity or respect for a set of moral values can never find place. My only hope is that their grime will one day find its place into the dustbin of history, while images such as the one above will endure far longer.

Offline Trevino

Re: Uplifting / Positive News Stories
« Reply #61 on: February 07, 2017, 09:18:53 AM »
Finally some good news on the internet privacy and electronic freedom front; Vizio to be fined for secretly spying on their customers: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_589962dee4b0c1284f27e534?

And a bill requiring a warrant for law enforcement to search old emails just passed the House: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/us-house-passes-bill-requiring-warrants-to-search-old-emails_us_5899db2ee4b0c1284f28190a


Offline Anteros

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« Reply #62 on: February 11, 2017, 03:38:11 PM »
NFL more forceful about proposed Texas 'bathroom bill': http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18660658

Online Sara Nilsson

Re: Uplifting / Positive News Stories
« Reply #63 on: February 23, 2017, 02:01:12 PM »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39037249

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center steps in to save premature baby hippo. Their expertise with the delicate veins on preemies seems to have saved the little baby rhino. I will admit to crying when hubby showed it to me :)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/feb/22/premature-baby-hippo-saved-by-childrens-hospital-staff-video-report <-- has a video of her as well. Adorable!

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« Reply #64 on: March 04, 2017, 08:25:15 PM »

Online Sara Nilsson

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« Reply #65 on: March 05, 2017, 09:57:22 AM »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39097813

Well not as much a story as something to make you smile :)

adorable pandas are adorable

Offline BlytheTopic starter

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« Reply #66 on: March 12, 2017, 01:02:53 AM »
https://twitter.com/SirPatStew/status/839604439094710272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Patrick Stewart is fostering a pit bull. Really just made me smile--that pit bull's face is so happy looking. ^^

I suppose that it's not so much news per se, but it did make me smile, so....close enough!  ;D

Online Sara Nilsson

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« Reply #67 on: March 19, 2017, 11:33:48 AM »


Pygmy baby hippo venturing out with mommy for a bath *heart melts*

Offline Valerian

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« Reply #68 on: March 24, 2017, 02:53:15 PM »
I couldn't resist posting this sweet little story about a dog saved from a fire.   :D

Offline BlytheTopic starter

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Offline BlytheTopic starter

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« Reply #70 on: May 01, 2017, 06:09:29 PM »
This bug can eat plastic!

This was really uplifting & cool to read--maybe if scientists research more about the greater wax moth, there will be more strides in dealing with the environmental issue of plastic trash!  :-)

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« Reply #71 on: May 01, 2017, 07:42:28 PM »
The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are:

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A worthy group of musicians!

Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: Uplifting / Positive News Stories
« Reply #72 on: May 10, 2017, 04:01:53 AM »
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/student-creates-first-synthetic-retina-visually-impaired/

Bio-synthetic retinas! Very cool--very great news to see this sort of advance in technology/medical science, and I hope that these improve as more work and research is done. Would be great if this can be perfected for the visually impaired--current implants that have metal can be damaging, whereas these might be a lot better/healthier for a person.

Online Sain

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« Reply #73 on: May 10, 2017, 04:26:51 AM »
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/student-creates-first-synthetic-retina-visually-impaired/

Bio-synthetic retinas! Very cool--very great news to see this sort of advance in technology/medical science, and I hope that these improve as more work and research is done. Would be great if this can be perfected for the visually impaired--current implants that have metal can be damaging, whereas these might be a lot better/healthier for a person.

This is super cool indeed. Really promising that they are looking at patents commercialization options themselves too (from what I understand) since it would take much longer for some corporation to try and adapt the technology rather than the scientists themselves bringing it to markets.

e. :D What do you know the scientist behind that article you linked is actually guilty of writing a lot of breakdowns of feel good scientific breakthroughs down to layman level. I remember having seen the research paper on this one, but here is one of her blog posts of another really interesting discovery.

Scientists unveil a giant leap for anti-aging
Describing snippet: "This is the closest we are to a safe and effective anti-ageing drug that's perhaps only three to five years away from being on the market if the trials go well," says Sinclair, who maintains a lab at UNSW in Sydney.
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