Okay, there's famine, drought, religious wars, and all kinds of international madness going on. Once you factor in everyday crimes like rape, theft, credit card fraud, etc.. it becomes a SCARY world. Since it's a beautiful Sunday morning I thought I'd try something different. EVERY time i read a blog about muslims (which I am not) it's about the extremist terrorists with back-packs on their shoulders raping their own women and slaughtering any member of the religion that doesn't agree. When I see a story about black men it's robberies, murders, neglectful single moms and thug rappers. Are white people immune? Hell no, a white politician is more likely to be in the news for being caught with a hooker than for philanthropic efforts. Anyhow, what I'm getting at is if you google "white supremacy", "black gangsters" or "muslim terrorists" you're going to get pages upon pages of blood-curling stories. Does this mean there are no color-blind white people, no educated black men, and no peaceful muslims? Certainly not, but CNN and most popular blogs will lead you to believe otherwise. The media tends to take ANY group (sexual-orientation, race, religion, country) and display the worst of them leaded to misguided notions about said groups so here's a different kind of thread. I want everybody to either google really quick, or share a personal or local story about the EXACT OPPOSITE. A muslim peace-activist, a gay men who rescued a child instead of molesting them, a politician who's doing work to support peace-talks, or a woman who overcame adversity to raise her family as opposed to the hookers and nymphos that are often portrayed on tv. Anyway, this obviously isn't going to end hunger, but it may give people an idea that the worst of every group doesn't always represent the whole group, often it doesn't even represent the majority (except in the news). Well PLEASE feel free to read through whatever stories may be shared, you may learn something new, you may feel good after hearing a hero story as opposed to the killers and thugs that we hear about on a daily basis. *PS I made the holiday up but that's a minor insignificance. If anybody posts before me, I'm looking for some really good ones so I'll be participating as well in just a moment. PSS* if the story is 19 pages long, you can just post the link and write a brief summary of the story and/or include how it contradicts the constant portrayal of said group.