February 20, 2015

Good News

“Good news is rare these days, and every glittering ounce of it should be cherished and hoarded and worshipped and fondled like a priceless diamond.”     - Hunter S. Thompson 

Sometimes it seems like all the news is bad. New wars, old lies, and plenty of evidence that life as we knew it has changed for the worse. I need some good news, and went in search of just that today.

To my delight, I found some. Hidden among the many feet of doom and gloom I found a few inches of goodness that lead me to believe that we are moving forward, albeit as slowly as a pre-climate change glacier.

Here are a few uplifting items that I picked out of a random read of various news sources on the net today:

  • McDonalds in trouble due to "a fundamental shift to healthier eating".
  • Kraft making changes in response to shrinking sales and unhealthy profits - promise to take some of the crap out of their processed foods to please customers looking for "more natural" products.
  • Campbell's soup maker shaking up the program after reduced sales.
  • Chocolate makers introducing "healthier" ingredients to try to sweeten their bottom line - to replace high fructose corn syrup with sugar.
  • Politicians giving themselves a 5% pay cut in Alberta.
  • Greece standing up to the banking gang.
  • The green energy industry employs more people in Canada than the tar sands.
  • We are 26 days away from Spring (Friday, March 20th).

That's 26 days folks. Have a good weekend.


  1. I've been on a media fast because the bad news, hopelessness and hatefulness seem so overwhelming at times. Thanks for reminding me that there are some good things happening in the world. Steady, small changes can certainly make an impact.

  2. I like these. I LOVE the one second from bottom! Thank you!

  3. Ah, the elusive Spring. On the prairies it's more like 54 days at least... :)


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