Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Positive News for June 17th -23rd

IRANIAN GOVERNMENT KEEPS PROMISE TO PEOPLE
The Government of Iran proved true to its word over the weekend as it fulfilled a major political promise just 8 days into the new presidency. Citizens of Tehran were overwhelmed when the government kept its vow to the people, causing many excited citizens to share the experience with the outside world. Though the government has come under scrutiny for its dedication to move beyond political rhetoric, it has regained the respect it demands from its citizens.
[click for silver lining: "Iran Vows To Teach Protesters A 'Lesson'"]


PUBLIC TRANSIT GAINS NATIONAL ATTENTION
The Washington DC Metrorail system helped raise awareness for utilizing public transportation Tuesday after bringing the commuter rail service to the national stage. The occasion marks a new era for travel conscious commuters, changing the way Americans think about public transportation. The outcome of the transportation exercise is a testament to the ability of the DC Metrorail transit system as the federal government insists it could not assume credit.
[click for silver lining: "DC Transit Train Smashes Into Another"]



RELIEF PILOT RECEIVES IN-AIR PROMOTION
A relief pilot for Continental Airlines Flight 61 received an in-flight promotion to “co-pilot” Thursday during an international flight from Brussels to Newark. The announcement came after 60-year-old pilot Captain Craig Lenell unexpectedly retired, elevating Flight 61’s relief pilot through the chain of command. In an effort to minimize any uncontrollable excitement, the 247 passengers were not alerted of the advancement.
[click for silver lining: "Emergency Landing After Pilot Dies"]

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