Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Posted by Shattered Paradigm
What follows are 20 of the top "bad news" stories from this past year.....
#20) The United States Military Continued To Be Bogged Down In Costly Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan
#19) Alaska Senator Ted Stevens Was Convicted Of Corruption Charges
#18) 400 Children Were Seized From A Polygamous Religious Sect In Texas After The Authorities Received Claims That Sexual Abuse Was Taking Place
#17) Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Admitted To Cheating On His Wife
#16) A WalMart Employee Was Trampled To Death By Psychotic American Consumers
#15) The "Santa Slayer" Opened Fire And Killed Nine People At A Christmas Party In California
#14) New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's Involvement With A Prostitute Was Exposed
#13) Massive Post Election Riots Exploded In Kenya That Resulted In The Burning Of Churches And The Deaths Of Large Numbers Of People
#12) Over 2000 California Wildfires Burned Approximately 1.4 Million Acres In 2008
#11) The Environment Continued To Be Destroyed As The Governments Of The World Did Next To Nothing About It
#10) The Terrorist Attacks In Mumbai That Almost Resulted In A War Between India And Pakistan
#9) The Midwestern Section Of The United States Was Absolutely Devastated By Massive Flooding
#8) Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Was Arrested On December 9th And Charged With Conspiring To Sell President-Elect Barack Obama's Senate Seat
#7) An Incredibly Powerful Earthquake Killed Thousands In Sichuan Province, China
#6) The National Debt Of The United States Government Exploded Past 10 Trillion Dollars
#5) One Out Of Every Four Teen Girls In The United States Now Has A Sexually Transmitted Disease
#4) Russia And Georgia Went To War Over South Ossetia And Abkhazia
#3) The Israel/Hamas Conflict That Threatened To Engulf The Entire Middle East In A Bloody War
#2) Approximately 1 Billion People In The World Continued To Go To Bed Hungry Each And Every Night
#1) The Beginning Of The Next Great Depression - Stock Markets Around The World Collapsed, Millions Of People Lost Their Jobs, Housing Values Continued To Plummet And A Large Number Of Prominent Financial Institutions Completely Failed
Other than all of that, it was a great year!
We'll see you all in 2009!