10) – "Don't tase me bro" will finally find its way into the OED (Oxford English Dictionary) as a symbol of a new era in crime enforcement. Police authorities stubbornly cling to the defense of the use of the tasers - "We could just shoot them you know".
9) – The television writers strike drags on and on and on – people across the United States get to find out how talented or funny their favorite stars really are (more likely are not). "I Love Lucy" reclaims its rightful place as the series with the greatest Neilson rating. 'Reality' rises (sinks?) to new levels while programs we have never heard of are put into distribution after years on the shelf.
8) – Blackwater – fades to be a faint memory as a classic rock song by the Doobie Brothers. Can anyone hum the tune?
7) – People seeking their 15 minutes of fame regret asking to be paid in Euros – no matter what how the world feels about the United States it still is the bully on the block ecomically. If they do not want the bucks, just don't pay them.
6) – Hillary and Bill finally fade from the political limelight. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson hold a candlelight vigil in Harlem to mourn the loss of the first 'black woman president' and the "first black president' as well.
5) – Presidential election finally takes place – all the supporters of the losing candidate have to find something else to do in their spare time and the Newsvine breathes a collective sigh of relief for not having to read the 'johnny one note' stories any longer.
4) – The Newsvine (and the world by extension) will have to find someone else to blame for everything that goes wrong from volcanoes to assassinations. Dick Cheney and President George Bush won't be here.
3) – China introduces waterboarding as a demonstration sport for the Olympics (appropriate since they started the Chinese Water Torture centuries ago).
2) – Admit that the problem of illegal immigration is truly an epidemic that MUST be addressed. Realizing that anyone with a Hispanic surname is a descendant of another colonial power and not Native Americans entitled to special treatment.
1) – People actually decide to take responsibility for their actions. They decide that each one can make a difference to make the world a little better place.
a) Replace the old lights with the new high efficiency bulbs.
b) Admit that they chose the car they bought and are putting high priced gas in by choice
c) Accept that they knew the sub-prime loans really WERE too good to be true.
d) Realize that being cut off in traffic does not justify returning the 'favor' or passing it on to someone else
E) Start really reading about what is (and is not) in the food supply instead of being a bunch of sheep lead to the slaughter.