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(Cracked)   Feeling cynical today? Here are five inspiring and true stories to make you feel better   (cracked.com) divider line 43
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2012-11-18 10:27:40 PM  
#5. Is not high enough.

One to add: Tammy Duckworth.
 
2012-11-19 12:37:00 AM  
Some of those take some serious courage.
 
2012-11-19 12:38:35 AM  
Wow, I had no idea Mr. Rogers fought for our right to own a VCR...
 
2012-11-19 03:14:40 AM  
Mr. Rogers, was and still is, very awesome.

That teacher should have been given the Golden Brass Balls of the century.
 
2012-11-19 04:16:19 AM  
"5 inspiring and true stories" from cracked.com makes me expect 1 true, 3 stretched, and one widely believed but false story.
 
2012-11-19 04:17:43 AM  
www.maniacworld.com
Yeah you better listen.
 
2012-11-19 04:24:12 AM  
This one always puts a smile on my face.

/and makes me feel woefully inferior
 
2012-11-19 04:25:45 AM  
don't mess with snipers
 
2012-11-19 04:27:57 AM  
You didn't fark with Fred Rogers.

He won the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny.
 
2012-11-19 04:29:11 AM  

Summoner101: This one always puts a smile on my face.

/and makes me feel woefully inferior


"The uploader has not made this video available in your country."

/ makes me feel cynical and angry.
 
2012-11-19 04:30:34 AM  

carnifex2005: Summoner101: This one always puts a smile on my face.

/and makes me feel woefully inferior

"The uploader has not made this video available in your country."

/ makes me feel cynical and angry.


It's the CNN Hero spot on Narayanan Krishnan.
 
2012-11-19 04:36:08 AM  

Summoner101: carnifex2005: Summoner101: This one always puts a smile on my face.

/and makes me feel woefully inferior

"The uploader has not made this video available in your country."

/ makes me feel cynical and angry.

It's the CNN Hero spot on Narayanan Krishnan.


Thanks!

/ Now I'm 75% less cynical.
 
2012-11-19 04:45:55 AM  

SpaceyCat: Mr. Rogers, was and still is, very awesome.

That teacher should have been given the Golden Brass Balls of the century.


I'll not disagree, but in my opinion Liviu Librescu has that honor for now.
 
2012-11-19 04:49:13 AM  
i guess i am not getting a pay raise.
 
2012-11-19 04:51:13 AM  
If I wanted to feel less cynical, Fark is the last place I would be. Especially in a thread posted by Submitter.

/Farking Submitter
 
2012-11-19 05:02:47 AM  
My surprise that the teacher in #2 wasn't fired for having inappropriate contact with a student didn't help, but I do admire Fred Rodgers so it sort of balanced out.

/Is inappropriate eye-contact a thing?
 
2012-11-19 05:06:49 AM  
I had some interest in reading the story but I got a Pennzoil pop up that wouldn't go away. Back to sleep sans that knowledge.

Hate commercials of all kinds
 
2012-11-19 05:08:10 AM  
 
2012-11-19 05:11:01 AM  
Narayanan Krishnan is my hero. What a huge heart and small ego.
 
2012-11-19 05:24:15 AM  
Donald Trump stated out with a mere $10 million.
If that isn't inspirational, then I don't know what is.

/don't shoot!
 
2012-11-19 05:26:08 AM  
I remember the human chain. That was amazing.
 
2012-11-19 05:28:31 AM  
Three Countries Achieved Independence (by Holding Hands)

That is, until 1989


After you're done cleaning up that load of BS, Ronald Reagan would like to say "You're welcome"
 
2012-11-19 05:41:04 AM  
#1 is bullshiat.

The Soviet Union retook the public buildings in Lithuenia by millitary force, killing 14 civilians in the process + wounded tons more.

http://www.balticsworldwide.com/news/features/crackdown.htm

Not that Cracked is going to correct anything, they never do, but anyone who read the article on Cracked, can read my link (or Google it yourself) to know what happened during the process of independence for the Baltic states.
 
2012-11-19 05:57:32 AM  
Just imagine the kind of world we could have if every neighborhood had a Fred Rogers.

We need to clone him and send a couple the Middle East immediately. Hell, I bet he could even turn Detroit into a nice place to visit.
 
2012-11-19 06:47:13 AM  
I always thought the best ambassador for the good of religion was Mister Rogers. Guy was an ordained minister, but obviously just wanted good for others.
 
2012-11-19 06:48:54 AM  
Sorry. I quit reading the article when I came across this gem, "because why should there be such a thing as kids' programming that isn't one long barrage of advertisements for toys and snack food?"

There was no such thing as "Children's Programming" on the networks at the time. There were things called, "Cartoons". Unlike today, when that statement would be true, back then, cartoons were works of art, you know, entertainment.

To let Crack blaspheme my childhood like that is an abomination. I will now treat any Crack story on Fark the same way the libartards in the politics tab treat ANY news story linked to any news site other than Slate, NYT, HuffPuff, Daily KOS, etc. I ain't gonna look at it no mo.
 
2012-11-19 06:54:25 AM  
One more from Izzeldin Abuelaish.
 
2012-11-19 06:56:50 AM  
The greatest story never told:
As the Soviet Union occupied sovereign Lithuania in 1940, many Jewish refugees from Poland (Polish Jews) as well as Lithuanian Jews tried to acquire exit visas. Without the visas it was dangerous to travel, yet it was impossible to find countries willing to issue them. . . At the time, the Japanese government required that visas be issued only to those who had gone through appropriate immigration procedures and had enough funds. Most of the refugees did not fulfill these criteria. Chiune Sugihara dutifully contacted the Japanese Foreign Ministry three times for instructions. Each time, the Ministry responded that anybody granted a visa should have a visa to a third destination to exit Japan, with no exceptions.

From 18 July to 28 August 1940, aware that applicants were in danger if they stayed behind, Sugihara began to grant visas on his own initiative, after consulting with his family. He ignored the requirements and issued the Jews with a ten-day visa to transit through Japan, in direct violation of his orders. Given his inferior post and the culture of the Japanese Foreign Service bureaucracy, this was an extraordinary act of disobedience. He spoke to Soviet officials who agreed to let the Jews travel through the country via the Trans-Siberian Railway at five times the standard ticket price.

Sugihara continued to hand write visas, reportedly spending 18-20 hours a day on them, producing a normal month's worth of visas each day, until 4 September, when he had to leave his post before the consulate was closed. By that time he had granted thousands of visas to Jews, many of whom were heads of households and thus permitted to take their families with them. On the night before their scheduled departure, Sugihara and his wife stayed awake writing out visa approvals. According to witnesses, he was still writing visas while in transit from his hotel and after boarding the train at the Kaunas Railway Station, throwing visas into the crowd of desperate refugees out of the train's window even as the train pulled out.

In final desperation, blank sheets of paper with only the consulate seal and his signature (that could be later written over into a visa) were hurriedly prepared and flung out from the train. As he prepared to depart, he said, "please forgive me. I cannot write anymore. I wish you the best."
 
2012-11-19 07:16:05 AM  
Frankly, I'll remain cynical. The story about the baltic soviet states isn't true in the least. While the independence movement is generally referred to as the "Singing Revolution" it wasn't one, event across three states as romantically depicted in the article. Further, the reason that the "tanks didn't come rolling in" was that the Soviet Union was already coming apart (not only the Baltics but also Georgia had declared independence) and the Soviets had even already passed a resolution stating the occupation of these countries was wrong even well in advance of the final dissolution of the union.

.
 
2012-11-19 07:22:45 AM  

randomjsa: Three Countries Achieved Independence (by Holding Hands)

That is, until 1989

After you're done cleaning up that load of BS, Ronald Reagan would like to say "You're welcome"


Tumunga: Sorry. I quit reading the article when I came across this gem, "because why should there be such a thing as kids' programming that isn't one long barrage of advertisements for toys and snack food?"

There was no such thing as "Children's Programming" on the networks at the time. There were things called, "Cartoons". Unlike today, when that statement would be true, back then, cartoons were works of art, you know, entertainment.

To let Crack blaspheme my childhood like that is an abomination. I will now treat any Crack story on Fark the same way the libartards in the politics tab treat ANY news story linked to any news site other than Slate, NYT, HuffPuff, Daily KOS, etc. I ain't gonna look at it no mo.


Thanks, guys. I knew we could count on you.
 
2012-11-19 07:28:42 AM  
Fred Rogers is a giant.
 
2012-11-19 07:49:25 AM  
What do you mean "today" subby?
 
2012-11-19 07:53:21 AM  

othmar: i guess i am not getting a pay raise.


Are you on FARK at work?

/Cynic.
 
2012-11-19 08:08:04 AM  

Tumunga: Sorry. I quit reading the article when I came across this gem, "because why should there be such a thing as kids' programming that isn't one long barrage of advertisements for toys and snack food?"

There was no such thing as "Children's Programming" on the networks at the time. There were things called, "Cartoons". Unlike today, when that statement would be true, back then, cartoons were works of art, you know, entertainment.


Sure. But they were also on for-profit television networks and had commercial breaks. The article's not criticizing the quality of non-PBS programming itself, but the consumerism it's wrapped in.

But hey, congrats on making it two sentences into the article.
 
2012-11-19 09:33:00 AM  
All these stories are bullshiat
 
2012-11-19 09:52:47 AM  
#1
Awwww . . .
 
2012-11-19 10:31:29 AM  
Only Mr. Rogers could walk into congress, politely ask for $20 million, and actually walk out with it.

Who am I kidding, he's Mister Rogers. I'm pretty sure if he had teamed up with Mr. Wizard they could have politely asked to be made rulers of the world and we would have happily handed over the keys.
 
2012-11-19 11:01:57 AM  
Mr Rodgers is a Jedi Master.
Congress "We are going to slash your funding."
Mr Rodgers "You will not slash my funding."
Congress "We will not slash your funding."
 
2012-11-19 11:58:15 AM  
So, Mr. Rodgers, rather than compete in the marketplace of ideas and create a quality product worth being supported by the market, chose to sponge off taxpayers by demanding Congress fleece everyone else for his sake.

Hmmm. Great lesson, kids. Grow Up To Be a Crony, Kids

#4 is cool, if true. See, I have this aversion to trusting the media to tell me anything that hasn't been spun. "The people will believe what the media tells them they believe."---George Orwell

#3 is stupid

#2 Cool, if true. 'Cause, you know, social workers have never lied to make themselves look good.

#1 the real inspiration is that these three nations then went on to take up free markets, limited government, flat tax policies and refused to participate in the central bank schemes of the western nations, and their economies flourished like nothing the 20th century had ever seen.

CRACKED ain't called Crack for nothing.
 
2012-11-19 01:25:06 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: So, Mr. Rodgers, rather than compete in the marketplace of ideas and create a quality product worth being supported by the market, chose to sponge off taxpayers by demanding Congress fleece everyone else for his sake.

Hmmm. Great lesson, kids. Grow Up To Be a Crony, Kids

#4 is cool, if true. See, I have this aversion to trusting the media to tell me anything that hasn't been spun. "The people will believe what the media tells them they believe."---George Orwell

#3 is stupid

#2 Cool, if true. 'Cause, you know, social workers have never lied to make themselves look good.

#1 the real inspiration is that these three nations then went on to take up free markets, limited government, flat tax policies and refused to participate in the central bank schemes of the western nations, and their economies flourished like nothing the 20th century had ever seen.

CRACKED ain't called Crack for nothing.


You're republican aren't you?
 
2012-11-19 02:07:34 PM  
I don't feel very uplifted right now. I feel like I have never accomplished anything. I don't think that's how this should've worked. I'm even more cynical.
 
2012-11-19 07:50:54 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: So, Mr. Rodgers, rather than compete in the marketplace of ideas and create a quality product worth being supported by the market, chose to sponge off taxpayers by demanding Congress fleece everyone else for his sake.

Hmmm. Great lesson, kids. Grow Up To Be a Crony, Kids

#4 is cool, if true. See, I have this aversion to trusting the media to tell me anything that hasn't been spun. "The people will believe what the media tells them they believe."---George Orwell

#3 is stupid

#2 Cool, if true. 'Cause, you know, social workers have never lied to make themselves look good.

#1 the real inspiration is that these three nations then went on to take up free markets, limited government, flat tax policies and refused to participate in the central bank schemes of the western nations, and their economies flourished like nothing the 20th century had ever seen.

CRACKED ain't called Crack for nothing.


Toddlers in Tiaras anyone? Free market quality indeed. At least you don't get crap like that on PBS or The BBC.
 
2012-11-19 08:19:51 PM  
#1 reminds me of a link in the old Music tab a while back (like, maybe a year or more) of some country's national anthem. It was an outdoor venue (not a sporting event, but a musical event), a crowd of several dozen thousands of people singing their national anthem, led on stage by a choice selection of people. Part of the tradition was in the sheer pride they had for their identity in the face of much more powerful neighbors in the past. It was a pretty rocking anthem; it was pretty upbeat compared to the more usual standard, solemn style you expect - not sure if that's how it is always sung or if it was just one particular arrangement. Maybe it wasn't the national anthem at all.

I'm pretty sure it was some eastern European country, but I don't remember which one, exactly. Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania sound familiar but I'm not sure if it actually was any of those states. Maybe Romania?

Anyone happen to know maybe what the fark I'm talking about, perhaps have a link?
 
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