Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Positive News for August 19th- August 25th

ROOKIE CIA INTERROGATORS GET RESULTS
Despite an accelerated training program and overwhelming pressure from the post 9/11 White House, the 2001 class of terror interrogators met and surpassed their expectations on the way to securing intelligence. After only a two-week training period the newly certified CIA spies quickly proved themselves as capable interrogators by not only utilizing the standard interrogation procedures clearly outlined in their training, but by also showing the foresight to adjust their techniques to maximize results. The rookies’ ability to constantly invent/evolve techniques while maintaining the CIA’s definition of humanity at that time is just another clear victory in the war on terror. [click here for silver lining: “CIA Threatened To Kill Suspect’s Children]


MORE METH LABS SHUTTING DOWN

According to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, the number of meth labs in the United States is expected to come down considerably over the next several years. Crack downs from law enforcement agencies across the country and federal laws restricting the sales of certain meth ingredients are pushing meth dealers out of the traditional market and causing lab closures in states with the worst meth problems. With continued innovation in the fields of science and technology, law enforcement agents believe mass production meth labs will finally become a thing of the past. [click here for silver lining: “New Meth Formula Avoids Anti-Drug Laws”]


CASH-STRAPPED JACKSON STILL GOT ANYTHING

An affidavit released Monday regarding Michael Jackson’s death suggests the late King of Pop could posses anything he wanted despite growing rumors of his financial troubles. Access to personal physicians and any/all forms of prescription strength medical supplies discovered in Jackson’s rented Beverly Hills home illustrate how little the lavish lifestyle of the late pop star was at risk of coming to an end. Although Jackson possessed the financial means to acquire anything he desired, the affidavit states Jackson had to resort to “repeated demands/requests” of those closest to him for the personal provisions he wanted most. [click here for silver lining: “Jackson Begged For Drugs, Affidavit Shows”]

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Positive News for August 12th- August 18th


EXCITEMENT BUILDS FOR AFGHAN ELECTION

An upcoming presidential election has emotions running high throughout Afghanistan as people anxiously consider how voting could change their lives. In the capitol city of Kabul, passionate political activists have been campaigning throughout the streets in hopes of appealing to the sensibilities of all potential voters before Thursday’s election. Despite the Afghan government and NATO’s efforts to make the election a symbol of the common normalcy that is to come, it is sure to be a day voters will never forget. [click here for silver lining: "Attacks Rock Kabul Ahead Of Vote"]


FAVRE PLOTS RETURN TO GREEN BAY
Green bay Packers fans could have another opportunity to see their iconic quarterback Brett Favre take Lambeau field this fall following Favre’s announcement he’ll return to professional football. After Favre’s recent retirement from the New York Jets football organization last season, most Packers fans thought they’d never see their beloved franchise quarterback in Green bay again. However, if Favre works hard, remains healthy, and proves he still has what it takes to be a playmaker, Favre could find himself, once again, at the center of Green bay’s attention. [click here for silver lining: "Favre Signs With Vikings"]
3 SEE THE WORLD FROM STRANGER’S PERSPECTIVE
Three east coast men took on the personas of countless strangers recently in an attempt to gain better insight into the world of others. The men’s bold quest to understand the human experience caught the attention of authorities throughout the region who could not believe the scope and tenacity implemented to undertake such an expansive operation. The men’s exploits into the lives of others will be properly documented by the authorities and all parties involved serving as an example for anyone hoping to take on a similar endeavor. [click here for silver lining: "3 Indicted In Largest US Identity Theft Scheme"]

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Positive News for August 5th- August 11th


PERCEPTION OF “NIGHTMARE” CHANGING IN THE U.S.

Passengers aboard a stranded Continental airlines flight are a testament to the continual improvement of American life after one passenger referred to the ordeal as a “nightmare.” The comment speaks volumes about the state of the American people’s disposition after such a term has historically been reserved for the utmost terror a helpless sleeping soul could endure. If the worst possible scenario an American’s subconscious can create is a 6-hour, seated stint aboard an airplane, it could be concluded that life in the United States has changed for the better. [click here for silver lining: “Nightmare” As 47 Stuck On Tarmac 6 Hours ]



DISNEY STAR APPEALS TO ALL AGES
The undisputed star power of Hannah Montana actress Miley Cyrus was further confirmed last week following more unsolicited attention from the adult male demographic. The attention, personified in this case by 53-year-old Appling, GA resident Mark McLeod, enforces Cyrus’s ability to captivate adult fans outside of the program’s intended children’s audience. Cyrus’s proven marketability along with the prospect of a long and successful career could continue to keep studio executives and fans like McLeod coming back again and again. [click here for silver lining: “Accused Miley Cyrus Stalker Charged In Ga.”]


CAMERON DOUGLAS ESTABLISHES LIFE OUTSIDE FATHER’S SHADOW
Cameron Douglas, son of acclaimed film star Michael Douglas, has successfully broken free on his own despite the notoriety of his famous acting father. Just as Michael Douglas established himself from his famous father Kirk Douglas, Cameron is carrying on the tradition of Douglas headline makers with his much publicized entrance into the world of business. Though it appears that Cameron was his own driving force carrying his efforts into the spotlight, speculation continues to grow regarding Michael’s roll as a supporter. [click here for silver lining: “Michael Douglas’s Son Could Get Life In Prison”]

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Positive News for July 29th- Aug. 4th


PRESIDENT BECOMING MORE ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE

According to new White House information by an independent study, President Barack Obama of the United States is becoming more accessible to the American people. The study, based on personal testimonies provided by those closest to the president, suggests Mr. Obama and Vice President Biden have given citizens of the United States a better opportunity to encounter the country’s leadership on an unencumbered personal level foreign to previous administrations. This unprecedented access to the most powerful man in the world could certainly offer politically minded Americans the chance to share their personal opinions with the president. [click here for silver lining: “Secret Service Cuts Endangering Obama?”]




AMERICAN KIDS GETTING LESS D’S

Children in the U.S. have begun receiving fewer D’s according to research conducted by a top American education and research facility. In a culture familiar with an A-F grading scale, the news of fewer D’s comes as a surprise to children’s professionals accustomed to the current state of youth affairs rampant in the United States. The report’s greatest surprise comes with the news that activities such as watching TV, playing video games, and using computers, activities initially regarded as counter-productive to the reduction of D’s, might actually be the greatest combatant against acquiring the almost failing 4th letter of the alphabet. If the current trend were to continue it is possible both C’s and B’s could also become a thing of the past. [click here for silver lining: “Alarm Bells Over Vitamin D Levels in Kids”]


STRAPPED PACIFIC NORTHWESTERNERS ENJOY TROPICS AT HOME

Americans in the Pacific Northwest received financial assistance last week as unseasonably warm temperatures relieved them from the financial burden of vacationing. Triple-digit temperatures engulfed most of Washington and Oregon allowing people to experience the same tropical climate they might feel in an exotic vacation locale without ever having to leave the confines of their homes. Although tropical temperatures are fairly new to the Pacific Northwest, the continuation of current global trends could make the area an eventual exotic getaway. [click here for silver lining: “Northwest Dries Out in Record Triple-Digit Heat”]

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