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Top Stories of 2011 (Updated 10/15/11)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Point of Order, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    I think it'd be fun to keep a running tab of top news stories of 2011. As they come about I'll update the list in the original post. Right now I can think of 2 stories that stand way above the rest as by far the biggest of 2011 so far -- and they could go in either order depending on how they turn out and where in the world you're viewing them from -- so consider this a very, very tentative ranking.

    Last updated: 7/15/2011

    1. bin Laden killed
    2. Arab Spring
    3. Japan earthquake/Fukushima meltdown
    4. Tucson shootings
    5. Weather woes (Brutal winter weather, devastating tornadoes, massive floods)
    6. Global economic woes (slow U.S. recovery, Greece, Italy, British austerity)
    7. Casey Anthony trial (Is this really worthy?)
    8. LeBron's gets comeuppance/Mavs win NBA title
     
  2. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Re: Top Stories of 2011

    3. Iran nukes
     
  3. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Re: Top Stories of 2011

    1. Favre comes back again
     
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Re: Top Stories of 2011

    4. The constant snow and ice storms this winter. Won't be a "major" story by December, most likely -- certainly not on the same level as those first two you listed -- but right now it's huge.
     
  5. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Re: Top Stories of 2011

    1. Food prices and fuel prices
     
  6. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Re: Top Stories of 2011

    My goodness, the year is only five weeks old, people.

    I'm holding out for:

    September 11
    Novermber 11 (11/11/11)
     
  7. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Re: Top Stories of 2011

    Nelson Mandela's sad passing. :'(
     
  8. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    Re: Top Stories of 2011


    3. Tucson massacre
     
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Re: Top Stories of 2011

    Throw in the other uprisings in Tunisia, Jordan and Yemen
    and Obama's surge
     
  10. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Re: Top Stories of 2011

    Here are my predicitions->

    1. Healthcare reform overturned in the SC on the basis that you can't force people to buy insurance.
    2. Gas prices hit $4 in the summer.
    3. Unemployment dwindles, the market stabilizes, things look up for Obama in terms of the economy.
    4. At least one major celebrity dies. (My money is on someone completely unexpected).
    5. Tucson massacre, more specifically, Giffords' recovery. She'll be doing interviews by July.
    6. September 11th anniversary, 10 years later.
    7. The Miami Heat get slaughtered by the Celtics in the EC Finals. Celtics fall to Lakers in the NBA Finals, PJ retires.
    8. Captain America blows up the box office.
    9. Katie Couric fired.
    10. Dick Clark dies.
     
  11. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Re: Top Stories of 2011

    No ... not Abe.
     
  12. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Re: Top Stories of 2011 (Updated 7/15/11)

    What you got?
     
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