Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Globally Speaking

Blogging, I love it! 24/7/365 you can be in touch with the world. What a concept when you think about it. When I was in grade school they sent us home to see John Glenn orbit the Earth. As a kid you have no concept of the history and the magnitude of some events, thank goodness my Grandfather did (he lived with us). He was globally minded because he was an immigrant. The “big picture” was important to him and how we all fit together or chose not to. Often the country of his origin, Mother Russia, chose not to at the time and it saddened him. It was always a small world to him and I know he’d of marveled at our computer age and the Internet. Today a friend sent me a link to a site that tracks global events. It’s interesting in an alarming sort of way. It brings to mind that we all ought to play by better rules in our world’s sandbox.

When you click on the website link below, a world Map comes up showing what strange & dangerous things are happening right now in every country in the entire world & is updated every five minutes. You can move the map around, zero in on any one area & actually up-load the story of what is going on. It is amazing when you can see the things that are happening in the world, sometimes right in your own state or even your city.

Global Incident Map: There is a lot happening in our world every minute. This 'map' updates every 300 seconds...constantly, 24/7.

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