Top 3 News Stories So Far This Year

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Now that we're half way through 2011 (wow) what's the top 3 news stories so far this year, in your opinion?

Here's mine.

1. The Extreme weather across the globe.
2. The Economy.
3. Osama Binladen (Outta Here)
  • Profile picture of the author msmir75
    Casey Anthony trial will be replacing one of those (not Bin Laden though, that still makes it in the top 3)
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    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      Originally Posted by msmir75 View Post

      Casey Anthony trial will be replacing one of those (not Bin Laden though, that still makes it in the top 3)
      I think you may be right, especially considering how the trial turned out. Now everyone will question the judiscial system, prosecutor incompetence, and if she didn't do it ... who did?
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas
      Originally Posted by msmir75 View Post

      Casey Anthony trial will be replacing one of those (not Bin Laden though, that still makes it in the top 3)
      Perhaps in North America, but virtually nobody outside of that region has heard of Casey Anthony.

      Worldwide, the Japanese earthquake/tsunami must be right up there near the top. And Osama Bin Laden's death. Not sure what the third would be; perhaps a culmination of stories about the ongoing economic problems across the world.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      Originally Posted by theheadsetshop View Post

      How is Casey Anthony not guilty???
      Her Attorney out-lawyered the prosecution. It's not always equal justice ... it's sometimes who has the best Attorney. No one won exept her lawyer, his client bookings will be filled for the next decade after winning this case.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sunfyre7896
      Originally Posted by The Niche Man View Post

      I think you may be right, especially considering how the trial turned out. Now everyone will question the judiscial system, prosecutor incompetence, and if she didn't do it ... who did?
      Originally Posted by theheadsetshop View Post

      Definitely the Casey Anthony trial, how does she get no jail time???

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      She is getting jail time. She served 3 years already and will continue to serve out the rest of her sentence.

      I feel that for the people that saw her as guilty, this will be a top 3 for the year. For those that thought she wasn't, won't find it a top 3. They'll have put it on the back burner of their mind in about a month.

      My top 3 would be: Osama's death, the failed rapture (in that it is the beginning in a line of supposed doomsday scenarios with the next one in Sept. with the dwarf star or planet x causing our poles to shift), and the economic news (they're talking about stagflation turning into deflation).
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    I have Japan's earthquake/tsunami/nuclear meltdown in my Top 3.
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  • Profile picture of the author lowriderSTi
    I'm not sure which one is the most important...but here are mine: Osama's death, The earthquake in Japan and the British royal wedding
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    If the Casey Anthony case makes it into the top 20 news items for the year, it'll be irrefutable proof of how low-brow and tabloid the main stream media has become.

    Some contenders for REAL news are:

    The contnuing decline of some of the Eurozone economies;
    The Japanese earthquake;
    Disastrous weather conditions globally including the Queensland floods;
    The unfolding phone hacking scandal in the UK (because the parent company of the paper doing the hacking is a global nedia conglomerate, who's to say this sort of conduct isn't rife across the entire empire);
    Osama's death;
    The failed Rapture (as a novelty item)
    The Royal Wedding (as a "colour" item)
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  • Profile picture of the author addiadem
    Here are the top 3 news story far in this year and they are Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Iceland volcano eruptions and Haitian earthquake.
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    • Profile picture of the author GeorgettaSterling
      Originally Posted by addiadem View Post

      Here are the top 3 news story far in this year and they are Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Iceland volcano eruptions and Haitian earthquake.
      Gulf oil spill happened in April - Sept. 2010.

      Iceland volcano erupted in May 2010.

      Haitian earthquake happened in January 2010.

      I am pretty sure we are talking about news stories THIS YEAR, which is 2011.

      Regards, Georgetta
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  • Profile picture of the author focused
    Japan tsunami - nuclear problems
    Worldwide bad economic news
    Casey Anthony not guilty verdict

    Not Osama bin Laden death. He was pretty much an easily replaceable figurehead.
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