The Best News Ever

Google News

Someone put together the above link as a parody of Google News (which I use a lot) which reports that many of the world’s most intractable problems have been solved.

Great stuff all around, a few examples…

China Withdraws from Tibet, with Apologies
Guardian Unlimited – 1 hour ago
BEIJING (AP) In a solemn ceremony attended by President Obama and the Dalai Lama, China officially restored Tibet to the Tibetan people and pledged to undo as much of the damage as…
“Lost” Buddhist texts returned from secret Beijing storehouse Aljazeera.net
Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama to reunite in Lhasa BBC News
ForbesVoice of AmericaBloombergReuters.uk
all 1,263 news articles »

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Amtrak Expansion Bill Approved by Senate
New York Times – 2 hours ago
The Leahy-Kyl Transportation Act passed handily in the Senate this afternoon in a 92-5 bipartisan triumph, with its companion House bill poised for approval tonight. Efforts to improve Amtrak to “Japanese levels of service” are expected to begin as soon…
AZ solar fields a key source of railway energy Arizona Republic
Not your father’s Amtrak: New trains quiet, clean, and fast Business Day
StreetsBlogForbesWNBCWNYC
all 3465 news articles »

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Long-awaited spray-on solar coating now available
VNUNet.com – 2 hours ago
Going off grid just got a whole lot easier. For an average of $285 per home, you can now go solar using SolarKote spray, on shelves this week nationwide. For every 10 kilowatt-hours you need (the typical US home uses 35.3 daily), cover a 4’x8′ sheet of plywood with the spray and attach it to
Rural third-world hospitals cool off to first-ever air conditioners Christian Science Monitor
Could solar unseat wind as dominant energy source? TIME
BusinessWeekInformationWeekMonsters and Critics.comE-Commerce Times
all 6239 news articles »

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Barry Bonds’ secret: I owe it all to yoga
USA Today – 1 hour ago
(AP) After enduring years of speculation, slugger Barry Bonds put an end to the steroid rumors with his revelation that he’s secretly been practicing yoga. With thanks to his guru, Bonds confessed that he hid his years of yoga training to avoid taunts from…
Namaste, Mr. Bonds! Washington Post
Cleared Bonds pledges millions to preserve yoga scriptures ESPN.com
Houston ChronicleMLB.comWashington TimesSBR Forum
all 4174 news articles »

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Go check it out.

UPDATE: Here is an explanatory page from the author.

The Cost of Stupidity Just Went Up

FARK.com: (3656470) As the national average for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline reaches $4, keep in mind that mere months ago President Bush accused a reporter who asked about $4 gas of liberal bias

Dr.Zom : 2008-06-08 08:22:47 PM
Electing an oil man president and complaining when the price of gas goes up is like electing a pimp and complaining about the rising price of vagina.

And the truthiness flows…this particular piece of it coming from this story.

NEW YORK – The average price of regular gas crept up to $4 a gallon for the first time over the weekend, passing the once-unthinkable milestone just in time for the peak summer travel season.

Prices at the pump are expected to keep climbing, especially after last week’s furious surge in oil prices, which neared $140 a barrel in a record-shattering rally Friday.

While Americans who have to drive will feel the biggest squeeze, the increased prices also translate into higher costs for consumers and businesses, who will be forced to shoulder increased transportation costs of food and anything else that needs to be transported.

[full story]

Really folks, is there any question left as to where the blame lies for this debacle?

Der Vassermeister Quote 2008-06-08 08:52:25 PM
Do you know the price per barrel of oil in February 200[3]? (For historical context, that would be the month before the Iraq invasion). The answer is that in February 200[3], the month before the Iraq invasion, the per barrel price of oil was [$35.87]. Thank you preznit numb nutz.
[note: had to edit for accuracy, but I liked the point. source]