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The Biggest Story of 2010

  1. rotl profile image61
    rotlposted 6 years ago

    What do you think was the biggest story of 2010?

    My choices may reflect a regional bias (U.S.), but for me it was:
    1) the BP oil spill
    2) the resurgence of the Republican party in the November elections (and the nasty election campaigns)

    1. MeGunner profile image61
      MeGunnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think the rescue of the Chilean miners should be on the list

  2. Wayne Orvisburg profile image78
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 6 years ago

    BP oil spill for sure.

  3. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    definitely #1.

  4. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    Haiti too


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    1. rotl profile image61
      rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, the Haiti earthquake was a huge story.

      And wikileaks has definitely been one of the biggest stories in the past few months.

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      ryt011posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hello!

    3. Wayne Orvisburg profile image78
      Wayne Orvisburgposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I feel horrible. I forgot about Haiti being in 2010. Seems like after a couple weeks, it was no longer a big story. sad.

  5. Flightkeeper profile image80
    Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago

    The continuing global economic decline.

  6. Wolfbrother profile image61
    Wolfbrotherposted 6 years ago

    For me regionally (UK) it would be the first coalition government of my generation and increase in uni tuition fees but nationally either the oil spill or Haiti earthquake.

    1. rotl profile image61
      rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The coalition government is definitely a big story.

  7. vicki simms profile image70
    vicki simmsposted 6 years ago

    Definitely number 1 the BP oil spill.
    Wolfbrother, i'm with you on the tuition fees, this has been a major story in the news also

  8. rotl profile image61
    rotlposted 6 years ago

    Oh, the Chilean miner rescue was a riveting one, not necessarily important in scale but a great human story.

    1. habee profile image89
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That WAS a great human story!

  9. rotl profile image61
    rotlposted 6 years ago

    The JetBlue flight attendant's "great escape" was the stupidest non-story story of the year... really says something about media and society today. Forget Haiti and the oil spill...

  10. manlypoetryman profile image72
    manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago

    So...many big stories...in such a short time: 2010!

    I would say the BP Oil Spill...although I know they (BP) wish it would just disappear into obscurity...and folks wouldn't mention it.

    The next question...based on what big events that have happened over the past year(s)...is what big story lies ahead for 2011...could be kind'a scary...if you look at it in regards to recent years...as to what might happen next!

    1. rotl profile image61
      rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It'll definitely be intereting to see what happens next year... hopefully mostly good things.

      I'm just glad there's no elections in the U.S. next year, I can't deal with all the negative campaigning everywhere, the endless mailers, calls, emails, tv ads...

  11. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

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    2010 isn’t over yet…neutral
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    1. rotl profile image61
      rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOL!  True...

  12. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    Aung San Suu Kyi.

    1. rotl profile image61
      rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good one! Probably didn't get as much attention in the media as it deserved.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
        Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        They never do, unless there are enough vested interests at work.  It made me feel like crying though.  As did the miners of course.  Triumph over adversity.

        1. rotl profile image61
          rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well said, and I agree. Great human stories. Suu Kyi's ordeal reminds of Mandela... hopefully it will have a happy ending too.

  13. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Great question and all the major ones have been listed.
    BP oil spill ranks #1 in overall magnitude.
    The Chilean miners story #1 human interest story.
    Haiti earthquake response was big, but the cholera outbreak (in my opinion) is a bigger story.

    SF Giants winning the World Series was pretty huge (regionally, anyway).

    The tea party phenom... (hopefully a flash in the pan).

    1. rotl profile image61
      rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well said Mighty Mom.

      The cholera outbreak is not getting much coverage in the media, sadly.

      And yes, the Tea Party was a big story this year.

    2. Tammy L profile image85
      Tammy Lposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Speaking of baseball, here in Texas it was major news that the Texas Rangers went to a World Series and actually won a game.  I never thought I'd live to see that.  When the Rangers went to the World Series, I told people that those in hell are looking for electric blankets and space heaters because they'll need 'em if the Rangers win. LOL

 
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