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Posted Sep 13, '12 at 10:47pm

CheapCheep

CheapCheep

170 posts

So at school, in World Geograpy, we always have a "News Item of the Day" and we watch the Today show. Quite honestly, I never knew so many things were happening that im not aware of. Such as Hurricane Issac. Or the Embassador shot and killed. Its amazing how much the world is changing daily without people really noticing unless its in their specific area.

Without the News, I can say without a doubt, I probably wouldn't know much about the Embassador or Hurricane Issac. The world is changing everyday! It amazes me.

So anyway, just thought i'd put this out there for anyone interested in reading or commenting. Put some local or worldwide facts below. Maybe we can try to get one fact about local news/ worldwide news everyday. But I just thought i'd put this out there.

 

Posted Sep 13, '12 at 11:35pm

Bladerunner679

Bladerunner679

1,343 posts

sorry my little squire, but this doesn't really seem like the place to put this thread. in my opinion, this belongs more in the tavern. this is the debate section, where only cut-throat intellectuals (and those who challenge them) go.

-Blade

 

Posted Sep 13, '12 at 11:36pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,676 posts

There are so many things past and present that a majority of the people aren't aware of...and some of them have to do with events that are even popular!

For example...one thing I hate is how people glorify the Christian Crusades. They were horrid events, especially the battles against the Seljuk Turks.

The reason for the Crusaders going on that particular crusade was to capture Jerusalem, but along the way they basically thought it'd be nice to take some detours through the cities of the Seljuk Turks. What did they do while visiting these cities? They murdered the men, ***** the women (sometimes forcing the husbands to watch), slaughtered the children, then plundered the cities.

 

Posted Sep 13, '12 at 11:38pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,676 posts

***** the women (sometimes forcing the husbands to watch)

I seems I was censored. Well the word I used basically means to force one's self upon another person without their consent. And not in a friendly way..

 

Posted Sep 13, '12 at 11:42pm

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

4,984 posts

It really is amazing how quickly information can be gathered and shared. A hundred years ago, intranational (that is not a typo) events were almost completely isolated and news was usually very outdated by the time it arrived in other countries. Now you can know what's going on halfway around the world within an hour.

Or the Embassador shot and killed.

Didn't he die from smoke inhalation?

 

Posted Sep 14, '12 at 12:05am

nichodemus

nichodemus

12,121 posts

Knight

Didn't he die from smoke inhalation?

Yeah. The shooting was an earlier rumor before the information was clear.

 

Posted Sep 15, '12 at 4:11am

SSTG

SSTG

11,059 posts

Knight

Without the News, I can say without a doubt, I probably wouldn't know much about the Embassador or Hurricane Issac. The world is changing everyday! It amazes me.

That's part of growing up. Think about when you were 3 yo. Your world was your house, the street where you lived, your friends, mom and dad, grandma, grandpa, uncle, aunt,etc.
Then you go to kindergarten and discover more people, learn new things.
As you get older and if you're aware of your surrounding you'll discover more and will want to know more. Life's fascinating! :)

 

Posted Sep 15, '12 at 7:41am

partydevil

partydevil

5,097 posts

Life's fascinating!

untill your 70. then you have seen it all. nothing surprises you anymore. your health gets worse and worse. can't go on the street alone anymore.

at that point life is boring.

 

Posted Sep 15, '12 at 3:19pm

SSTG

SSTG

11,059 posts

Knight

untill your 70. then you have seen it all. nothing surprises you anymore. your health gets worse and worse. can't go on the street alone anymore. at that point life is boring.

I have a friend who just turned 80 yo and he still enjoys life. Sure he gets frustrated when he tries to work in his back yard and get tired easily but he finds other stuff to do.
You can always go back to school for the fun of it if your brain is still somewhat sharp. I see a lot of old guys riding their bikes.
Your life is as boring as you want it to be or fun if you work at it.

 

Posted Sep 16, '12 at 2:30pm

CheapCheep

CheapCheep

170 posts

Didn't he die from smoke inhalation?
Yeah. The shooting was an earlier rumor before the information was clear

See, I did not know that. ;)

 
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