Good News

brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,034
edited June 2014 in A Moving Train
Why not- let's through some good news around here now and then! I got this thread topic idea from Huffington Post's web page. They have a section called "Good News".

Here's a cool one from today's Huff Post Good News page:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/06/drowning-oregon-teen-rescued-sheriff_n_5461324.html?utm_hp_ref=good-news

Oregon Deputy Risks Own Life, Rescues Teen Drowning In Frigid Water

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A deputy sheriff on Southern Oregon's coast who spent 45 minutes battling the surf and keeping a teenager's head above water was described as delirious and losing consciousness when rescuers were finally able to pull the two from 50-degree water.

Deputy Terry Brown was hospitalized in critical condition Monday, but he and the 14-year-old from Brookings are expected to recover, Curry County Sheriff John Bishop said.

The boy was in about 3 feet of water at Harris Beach north of Brookings when he got pulled seaward by a strong, rip current into what Bishop said was extremely rough surf.

Brown was among those responding to a 911 call. He stripped to his uniform pants and T-shirt, put on an orange life vest and went after the boy.

"Anger is an energy."
-John Lydon
"Lost causes are the only causes worth fighting for."
-Martin Sheen

Adams Center, Missoula, MT 09/30/12
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  • OMGkatwomanOMGkatwoman Posts: 3,118
    Thank You Brianlux for posting this story, many communities are blessed to have those such as this brave deputy. Thanks for starting this thread :)>-
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,034

    Thank You Brianlux for posting this story, many communities are blessed to have those such as this brave deputy. Thanks for starting this thread :)>-

    Thanks, OMGkatwoman- happy to do it! I hope we can keep it good!

    :-bd
    "Anger is an energy."
    -John Lydon
    "Lost causes are the only causes worth fighting for."
    -Martin Sheen

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,034
    edited June 2014
    When I saw Paul Westerberg on Feb 21, 2005 at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco- a messy, very memorable train-wreck of a show. Right in the middle of PW and His Only Band playing "Waitress in the Sky" Westerberg cracked up and spewed, "Ha! We sound like a fuckin' Holiday Inn Band!" He laughed with the guys in the band and kept right on playing. Funny as hell.

    And that got me to thinking about the former title of the thread here (too much Hallmark Card) and I figure the good news stories will create the inspiration- don't need to mention it. Plus it's the title of a great Edward Abbey book called... Good News.
    "Anger is an energy."
    -John Lydon
    "Lost causes are the only causes worth fighting for."
    -Martin Sheen

    Adams Center, Missoula, MT 09/30/12
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,034
    This is excellent news:

    http://www.nrdc.org/media/2014/140610b.asp?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NRDCPressReleases+%28NRDC+Press+Releases%29

    HidroAysén Cancelled: Chile Rejects Environmental Approval

    Chile’s Committee of Ministers, the country’s highest administrative authority, today cancelled the environmental permits for five controversial dams proposed on two of Chilean Patagonia’s wildest rivers, the culmination of an eight-year battle.

    “This is the right move and an important step toward putting Chile on track toward a sustainable, clean energy future,” said Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Project Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “Patagonia’s rugged and varied wilderness is truly an environmental treasure. These giant dams would have put at risk the wilderness, traditional culture, and local tourism economy of this remarkable region. The country’s future energy needs are better served by building truly sustainable energy: renewables and energy efficiency.”
    "Anger is an energy."
    -John Lydon
    "Lost causes are the only causes worth fighting for."
    -Martin Sheen

    Adams Center, Missoula, MT 09/30/12
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 6,510
    Here's some great news. Go to the last page and scroll down to ChellesBells post:

    http://community.pearljam.com/discussion/231361/please-help-a-really-good-pj-fan-and-10c-member-it-s-back/p21

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,034

    Here's some great news. Go to the last page and scroll down to ChellesBells post:

    http://community.pearljam.com/discussion/231361/please-help-a-really-good-pj-fan-and-10c-member-it-s-back/p21

    Peace.

    Oh man, best news I've heard all day! Really, really, really, really, really, really, really, great news!

    :-bd
    "Anger is an energy."
    -John Lydon
    "Lost causes are the only causes worth fighting for."
    -Martin Sheen

    Adams Center, Missoula, MT 09/30/12
  • mattsl1983mattsl1983 Posts: 496
    This made me smile.

    http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/11-year-old-invents-non-spill-cup-grandfather-parkinsons-disease/
  • backseatLover12backseatLover12 Posts: 2,312

    This made me smile.

    http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/11-year-old-invents-non-spill-cup-grandfather-parkinsons-disease/

    Awesome.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,034
    edited March 2015
    Fail. The dig was on me no one else. Total fail. I'm done here.
    Post edited by brianlux on
    "Anger is an energy."
    -John Lydon
    "Lost causes are the only causes worth fighting for."
    -Martin Sheen

    Adams Center, Missoula, MT 09/30/12
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 17,400
    Why can't we just dig on something positive? With no digs? - I'm guessing it was meant as a joke, but this play on obsession and trading it out with another similar term...really not getting it.

    You do realize that, and the other stuff in that thread, was insulting to a degree...?

    Can we please let this go already, and if not, hit it head on and straightforward?
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,034
    I apologize for being insulting. I intended it to be a joke. Assholes should never try to be comedians. I didn't intend to be insulting but obviously I was and that sucks and I'm sorry.

    At the same time, I have to say, there's way too much nastiness in general on this wreck of a forum. The bullying, the negativity, the insults. It's shameful and unproductive.

    But that doesn't excuse my actions, no way. I'll admit it- I failed.
    "Anger is an energy."
    -John Lydon
    "Lost causes are the only causes worth fighting for."
    -Martin Sheen

    Adams Center, Missoula, MT 09/30/12
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 17,400
    One, you're not an asshole (I'd say you have the propensity to be, as much as any of us =) )

    Two, I don't think this place is a trainwreck (get it??). Shit gets heated, WE get heated. It's OK. It's not bullying. Part and parcel of who we are and how we interact. Can't lose sight of the good stuff either, and I get your intent in having bumped this.
  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,437
    That's a great article! Thnx for posting!
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  • KatKat There's a lot to be said for nowhere.Posts: 2,972
    Man Dresses As A Princess To Boost His Niece's Confidence, Wins Hearts Everywhere
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/24/uncle-dresses-as-princess-niece-cinderella-movie-photos_n_6932782.html?cps=gravity_2691_-2743845422836494857
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  • KatKat There's a lot to be said for nowhere.Posts: 2,972
    sniff.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/23/colorblind-people-see-color-first-time-enchroma-video_n_6926706.html?cps=gravity_2082_-5551752917366240208
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  • WhatYouTaughtMeWhatYouTaughtMe I have no idea what's going on right now!Posts: 4,062
    Kat said:

    Man Dresses As A Princess To Boost His Niece's Confidence, Wins Hearts Everywhere
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/24/uncle-dresses-as-princess-niece-cinderella-movie-photos_n_6932782.html?cps=gravity_2691_-2743845422836494857

    That's sweet. I sometimes dress as a princess to boost my own confidence.
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 17,400
    Sounds like he was a class act.
    http://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2015/03/26/dean-smith-will-200-dollars-north-carolina-players
  • WhatYouTaughtMeWhatYouTaughtMe I have no idea what's going on right now!Posts: 4,062
    hedonist said:

    Sounds like he was a class act.
    http://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2015/03/26/dean-smith-will-200-dollars-north-carolina-players

    I don't think I could cash the check. Another good one. Keep them coming.
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 16,392
    On personal good news note my cardiac meds haven't affected my sexual performance, carry on that's all I got ...
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  • WhatYouTaughtMeWhatYouTaughtMe I have no idea what's going on right now!Posts: 4,062

    On personal good news note my cardiac meds haven't affected my sexual performance, carry on that's all I got ...

    Hey man that sounds like great news.
  • muskydanmuskydan Posts: 1,013
    No more Harry Reid, now if only Pelosi gets the hint it would be the best news....
  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,437
    Wish there was a medical advice column in this place.. I know we got doctors and surgeons and shut like that in this fan base, somewhere. I'm having the weirdest of numbness.. And it's not my Nueropathy.. Or, can that spread to your back and legs?? Guess I need to call my doc..
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  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 20,901

    Wish there was a medical advice column in this place.. I know we got doctors and surgeons and shut like that in this fan base, somewhere. I'm having the weirdest of numbness.. And it's not my Nueropathy.. Or, can that spread to your back and legs?? Guess I need to call my doc..

    yeah probably a good idea to make an appointment vvith your doctor
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 17,400

    On personal good news note my cardiac meds haven't affected my sexual performance, carry on that's all I got ...

    jose is doing a demure peacock dance this morning =)

    Whispering, numbness is not to be taken lightly - get it checked out!
  • WhatYouTaughtMeWhatYouTaughtMe I have no idea what's going on right now!Posts: 4,062
    If we are sharing personal good news as well. Just found out my tumors are benign. Second time through this, both with the same awesome results. Feels like I'm playing with house money!
  • KatKat There's a lot to be said for nowhere.Posts: 2,972

    If we are sharing personal good news as well. Just found out my tumors are benign. Second time through this, both with the same awesome results. Feels like I'm playing with house money!

    That is VERY good news.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,034
    That's FANTASTIC WhatYouTaughtMe! So glad for you!
    "Anger is an energy."
    -John Lydon
    "Lost causes are the only causes worth fighting for."
    -Martin Sheen

    Adams Center, Missoula, MT 09/30/12
  • WhatYouTaughtMeWhatYouTaughtMe I have no idea what's going on right now!Posts: 4,062
    Thanks, I am ecstatic of course! Here's my favorite kind of story, turning a dark situation around and trying to shine some light onto others.
    http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/2015/03/14/travis-mills-foundation-buys-former-arden-estate/24778599/
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 17,400

    If we are sharing personal good news as well. Just found out my tumors are benign. Second time through this, both with the same awesome results. Feels like I'm playing with house money!

    Smiling here for you!
  • rr165892rr165892 Posts: 5,697

    If we are sharing personal good news as well. Just found out my tumors are benign. Second time through this, both with the same awesome results. Feels like I'm playing with house money!

    Great News.Drinks are on Whatyoutaughtme in the lounge.
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