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#1 Jabadoodle

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:51 AM

Brother Jason has a dream of a Positive News Network. Until that takes on a different form, I though maybe we could all share stories of Positive News Right here. (I'm thinking not personal stuff, that kind of has a place already in the What's Making You Happy thread.)

 



#2 Jabadoodle

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:52 AM

Friend of a Friend has designed and just made the first voyage with a low-carbon-footprint barge 

bringing goods between Vermont and New York City -- 


PHILOSOPHY: Bringing our expansive and expensive lifestyles back to a human scale can seem a monumental task. One asset that can help us accomplish this in the Northeast is our water. Not by chance, the largest population centers in the Champlain-Hudson region are along water trading routes. Using lakes, rivers and our historic canal system, goods can be transported from Montreal to New York to Buffalo and many points between with a very low carbon footprint per ton-mile. 

 

 

http://www.vermontsa...ect/vision.html



#3 hoagie

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:18 PM

it exists...

 

http://positivenews.org.uk/

 

http://www.positivenewsus.org/

 

http://www.dailygood.org/

 

http://www.huffingto...g/positive-news

 

http://www.happynews.com/

 

http://abcnews.go.com/US/Good_News/

 

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/

 

http://www.only-positive-news.com/

 

http://www.klove.com...op-stories.aspx

 

http://www.johnfgroom.com/

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/13282721/

 

http://thepositive.com/

 

http://www.ink.uk.com/node/26

 

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/

 

http://www.ksdk.com/...ce/default.aspx

 

 

http://globalpositivenewsnetwork.com/

 

https://medium.com/l...ed/325574001d1a

 

http://www.greatnewsnetwork.org/



#4 Jabadoodle

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:25 PM

it exists...

 

http://positivenews.org.uk/

 

Well, I think he has his own vision for one. The actual name Positive News Network may be taken, but that's the idea. Plenty of room for more!

 

But thanks for the links -- both for us and maybe for ideas for Jason.



#5 hoagie

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:29 PM

i think it's a great idea.  The more people who care about what they focus attention on, the more "positive" news outlets we will see.  The less people care to consume what's "news" today, the more "news" will change to the positive...

 

All I did was type "positive news" in google and cherry picked the list above.  Obviously, other people are as into the idea as Brother Jason.  Maybe he should try reaching out to one of these existing networks and help out?



#6 Jabadoodle

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:48 PM

i think it's a great idea.  The more people who care about what they focus attention on, the more "positive" news outlets we will see.  The less people care to consume what's "news" today, the more "news" will change to the positive...

 

All I did was type "positive news" in google and cherry picked the list above.  Obviously, other people are as into the idea as Brother Jason.  Maybe he should try reaching out to one of these existing networks and help out?

 


:smile:  :smile:  :smile: 



#7 Ginger Snap

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 04:56 PM

To get this rolling there was the story of the homeless man in Boston that turned in a backpack with $42,000 in it and a fundraiser was started for him. (I think the turning in the backpack is actually an ordinary act, and the fundraiser is pretty cool.) 

 

http://www.bostonmag...-in-glen-james/



#8 TheDHJ

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:06 PM

I don't think anyone would care...the news runs and feeds off the shit that goes down.

Positive and progressive (Air America) unfortunately find themselves left behind.

#9 Jabadoodle

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:22 PM


Student Stands Up to Lazy Teacher  (kind of positive...)



http://www.mindopene...o-lazy-teacher/

 



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:30 PM

I don't think anyone would care...the news runs and feeds off the shit that goes down.

Positive and progressive (Air America) unfortunately find themselves left behind.

 

 

That's the right attitude. Let's not even try at all. :cheerleader:



#11 Ginger Snap

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:32 PM

Right? Get your cynical ass out of the positive thread! :lol:



#12 TheDHJ

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:34 PM

I hate you both. :lol:

Realism and cynicism are related but different. I'm thinking of it purely from a mass media standpoint.

#13 Jabadoodle

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:35 PM

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It only takes one to start.



#14 Jabadoodle

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:36 PM

I hate you both. :lol:

Realism and cynicism are related but different. I'm thinking of it purely from a mass media standpoint.

 

Tons of channels out there that aren't ABC, CNN, TBS. There's probably a midget skydiving cooking channel with 2 million viewers.
A PNN with a million views is damned sure better than rain.



#15 BHB

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:39 PM

I want to be the change that I wish to see in the world. :heart:

 

Awww man, I'm proud of you.

 

Just an article... but I like reading it often.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-23849569



#16 Jersey Thug

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:43 PM

Caine’s arcade

If ever you wanted an inspiring story then Caine’s Arcade is for you.

 

Picture this – a nine year old boy sets up an amusement arcade in his dad’s car parts shop.

 

The games are made from cardboard, you can win tokens and prizes, and a “fun pass” will set you back only $2.

 

This is a true story of imagination, perseverance (Caine’s arcade struggled to find customers in the early days) and the power of the internet (there is now a fund in place to put Caine through college and to encourage other like minded children).

 

You’ll probably never go there, but Caine’s Arcade isn’t so much a place, its an idea and a reminder that anything is possible – you just have to get started.

 
 

 

 

:)



#17 TheDHJ

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:46 PM

Tons of channels out there that aren't ABC, CNN, TBS. There's probably a midget skydiving cooking channel with 2 million viewers.
A PNN with a million views is damned sure better than rain.

Midgets skydiving and cooking?!?!? I'm in.

#18 TheDHJ

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:48 PM

Awww man, I'm proud of you.

Just an article... but I like reading it often.
http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-23849569

Just because I'm not hippy dippy and fart sunshine and rainbows doesn't mean I don't execute change in my own way... It's what I try to do on every food/culture tour I lead.

#19 Jabadoodle

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:51 PM

Just because I'm not hippy dippy and fart sunshine and rainbows doesn't mean I don't execute change in my own way... It's what I try to do on every food/culture tour I lead.


I think we all know that. You just make it so easy  :smile: 



#20 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:51 PM

Just because I'm not hippy dippy and fart sunshine and rainbows doesn't mean I don't execute change in my own way... It's what I try to do on every food/culture tour I lead.

 

Not everything is about you, brah.



#21 BHB

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:56 PM

Just because I'm not hippy dippy and fart sunshine and rainbows doesn't mean I don't execute change in my own way... It's what I try to do on every food/culture tour I lead.

 

You try to execute change on every food tour or you try to fart sunshines?  Sounds like I need to go on one of these things.

 

Back to the news at hand. happy happy.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...?iref=allsearch



#22 TheDHJ

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:00 PM

:facepalm: :lol:

#23 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:22 PM

You try to execute change on every food tour or you try to fart sunshines?  Sounds like I need to go on one of these things.

 

Back to the news at hand. happy happy.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...?iref=allsearch

 

Well, it seems six or more brews a day isn't the best approach to enjoying the brew ha ha.

 

Dang it.



#24 BHB

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:27 PM

In the interest of being positively happy, we can skip over that sort of minutia.



#25 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:31 PM

:lol:



#26 china cat

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:35 PM

These always make me cry - in a good way, and, inspires me to be a better person (which is what positive news does - inspire hope and possibility, rather than invite despair)

 



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:36 PM



#28 Jabadoodle

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 02:15 PM

The fact that these strange animals exist seems like positive news to me
 

Check 'em all out...

http://www.boredpanda.com/unusual-animals/

 

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#29 Gypsy Bob

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 02:35 PM

I'm Positive Hand Held Devices will do more to change the concept of Personal Interaction than all the Philosophical Mumbo Jumbo authored over the last 3000 years.

 

Positivity is only relevant when tied to Profit.

 

Negative is the new Positive.

 

When no one cares no one cares.

 

Smile only if your teeth  are whitened.



#30 Jersey Thug

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 03:56 PM

this one made me smile :)  Russian dash cams capture random acts of kindness.

 

http://www.huffingto..._n_3209337.html



#31 Jersey Thug

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 04:19 PM

and i find this man endlessly inspirational.  Nick Vujicic.  here's just one of many videos about his life.

 



#32 mellowfellow

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 04:45 PM

 

Malala on Jon Stewart



#33 mellowfellow

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 04:47 PM



#34 Jabadoodle

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:22 AM

Very heart-opening rescue of a dog. I've seen the same thing in pets, all fierce and scared but they open up with a little love. Seen it in people too.

 

Worth the watch, in my not-so humble opinion.

 

http://www.wimp.com/terrifiedrescued/



#35 Jabadoodle

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:27 AM

And this girl, Lucky, was rescued this past Thursday on the day she was

to be put down. Her family of 13 years discarded her at the pound. Through

the efforts of many people she has found new family that is taking care of

her and working to find someone to adopt her.

 

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#36 Jabadoodle

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:01 PM

Colourful 'solar glass' means entire buildings can generate clean power

British firm develops colourful, transparent solar cells that will add just 10% to glass buildings' cost

 

 

The technology works by adding a layer of transparent solid-state solar cells at most three microns thick to conventional glass, in order to turn around 12% of the solar energy received into low-carbon electricity. The power can then be exported to the national grid or used for the running of a building.

 

 

 Dr.-Henry-Snaith-from-Oxf-008.jpg

 

http://www.theguardi...d-photovoltaics



#37 Jabadoodle

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:48 PM


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A way to clean the ocean of the trash that kills wildlife...and it may be profitable!

 

 

 

http://www.naturalcu...an-cleanup.html



#38 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:04 PM

Colourful 'solar glass' means entire buildings can generate clean power

British firm develops colourful, transparent solar cells that will add just 10% to glass buildings' cost

 

 

The technology works by adding a layer of transparent solid-state solar cells at most three microns thick to conventional glass, in order to turn around 12% of the solar energy received into low-carbon electricity. The power can then be exported to the national grid or used for the running of a building.

 

 

 Dr.-Henry-Snaith-from-Oxf-008.jpg

 

http://www.theguardi...d-photovoltaics

 

Cool. I wonder if they've taken the life cycle of the panels when finding the aggregate cost vs. savings benchmark. being that these cells have a life generation, replacement costs (material, labor,ec..) could outweigh the benefits. On searching the website:

 

 These existing dye-sensitized solar cells, incorporating an iodide/triiodide redox couple in a volatile solvent can convert over 12% of the solar energy to electrical energy. Despite this encouraging and commercially satisfactory efficiency, it is far from optimum. There are three main areas of concern:

  • The ability to effectively scale up the concept as the corrosive nature of the iodide/triiodide couple makes the use of metallic bus lines problematic.
  • Furthermore, the liquid state of the electrolyte makes serial interconnection and long term sealing very challenging.
  • There is a limitation on the maximum power this system could generate, due to a fundamental loss in energy during the charge generation process.

http://www.oxfordpv....technology.html



#39 Jabadoodle

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:57 PM

Cool. I wonder if they've taken the life cycle of the panels when finding the aggregate cost vs. savings benchmark. being that these cells have a life generation, replacement costs (material, labor,ec..) could outweigh the benefits. On searching the website:

 

 These existing dye-sensitized solar cells, incorporating an iodide/triiodide redox couple in a volatile solvent can convert over 12% of the solar energy to electrical energy. Despite this encouraging and commercially satisfactory efficiency, it is far from optimum. There are three main areas of concern:

  • The ability to effectively scale up the concept as the corrosive nature of the iodide/triiodide couple makes the use of metallic bus lines problematic.
  • Furthermore, the liquid state of the electrolyte makes serial interconnection and long term sealing very challenging.
  • There is a limitation on the maximum power this system could generate, due to a fundamental loss in energy during the charge generation process.

http://www.oxfordpv....technology.html


If the costs of fossil fuels were not ignored or externalized, the costs of these might look much better. 



#40 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:20 PM


If the costs of fossil fuels were not ignored or externalized, the costs of these might look much better. 

 

In teresting. What would you qualify as a cost externalized by fossil fuel?



#41 Ginger Snap

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:35 PM

In teresting. What would you qualify as a cost externalized by fossil fuel?

 

Asthma inhalers? 



#42 Jabadoodle

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:38 PM


This Commonwealth Club PodCast from Sal Khan (Education Reimagined 9-13-2013). He is inspiring!

 

Just one part I'll paraphrase here: If you go just 400 years in the past and you were to go to western Europe, and you were to see who could read, it would be about 25% of the men and about 15% of the women. At that point in history you were to ask someone that knew how to read, or even someone what didnt' know how to read, what percentage of the people they thought were even intellectually capable of being able to read, they might have said maybe 30% or 40% if you give them a lot of training. They felt that most people just aren't capable of reading. 

We now know that's completely false. Now it's 99.9% in the developed world can read. 

 

I think there is an analogy for us even today. There are things today, whether you take calculus or quantum physics or whatever it might be... there's a lot things that people say, "Well, that's not for everyone" or "Most people really can't get that" or "I'm not a math person" or "I'm not a writer." 

And I think that's just like 400 years ago. It's an artificial culturally inflicted or self inflicted barrier. I genuinely thing this: That everyone on the planet is capable of understanding anything that any other human being can understand. If we get to a point where these are things that everyone understands and can do, it could be a pretty exciting planet to live on. We could increase the order of magnitude of the number of people who could do cancer research, the number of people that could think about clean energy, 

Anyway, it's Positive News to me that there are people that believe wonderful things are possible -- not just be growing smaller or returning to the past -- but by growing and empowering people. 



#43 Jabadoodle

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:02 PM


Why is it we can't delete posts anymore?



#44 holysmokes

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 04:47 PM

http://www.kyfreepre...ickson-verdict/



#45 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 04:56 PM

http://www.kyfreepre...ickson-verdict/

 

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#46 Julius

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:48 PM

Good news doesn't sell  :lol: 



#47 hoagie

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:01 PM

Good news doesn't sell  :lol:

 

i dont buy it



#48 Jabadoodle

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:32 AM


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A good model for change without government. 

 

By the way: This is what Ayn Rand would have recommended as the solution. It's informed capitalism.


http://www.upworthy....is-11113?c=ufb1



#49 JBetty

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:41 PM

Speaking of Rand, did the 3rd Atlas Shrugged movie ever come out or even get filmed?



#50 Jabadoodle

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:32 PM

Speaking of Rand, did the 3rd Atlas Shrugged movie ever come out or even get filmed?


I googled that for ya. Looks like summer 2014. ~ I watched Part One, haven't bothered with Part Two yet. Maybe someday when I'm really bored. The ideas should be at least considered by everyone, the movies -- not so much.