Top 10 Everything of 2012

Top 10 Everything of 2012

In 55 wide-ranging lists, TIME surveys the highs and lows, the good and the bad of the past 12 months.

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Bobgood1
Bobgood1

The ballot in Fla. was so long, it made standing in line so long that it had to discourage many people not to vote. We need a simple photo voterID in all states and uniformity in all states ballots. All voter registrations should be purged, and we start with new lists.

slimpickins
slimpickins

Just like most of the words used in the last election, the words "global warming" never saw the light of day. Not even the top 10?! All of the "top 10" stories in this article won't mean squat when trying to tolerate the atmosphere we have created will become our ONLY story. We have enough CO2 in the atmosphere to affect the planet for 100 years. Scientists predict 3.5+ degrees temperature rise (4 degrees is almost intolerable) in 40 years. Even if we stop all CO2 emissions today...we're screwed.

bowmanandrew
bowmanandrew

@TIME eh, very hit and miss. There are other just as important stories out there

John_Scotus
John_Scotus

@tlamb775 @TIME Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Solyndra, and Obama's campaign of lies and distortions never happened. Nothing to report.

mecphotography
mecphotography

@TIME The 20,000 dolphins being slaughtered in Taiji between Sept. and March each yr to fuel the captivity industry didn't make the list?

RuthGelman
RuthGelman

@TIME @WSJ @FoxNews @#greta @RuthGelman reports: Pope Bendict XVI starts tweet'g next few days @pontiflex?

TheProfessor
TheProfessor like.author.displayName 1 Like

Thom Hartman reported that Anonymous had saved the election by constructing a firewall that kept republicans from stealing the election. Why wasn't that on the news? We hear about it every time Anonymous hacks any other website. Why not ORCA?

MaureenSteele
MaureenSteele

     The most unreported story was that of the members of Congress such as John Yarmuth, The Senate such as Bernie Sanders, former Presidential Cabinet members such as David Stockman and other noted citizens who appeared on MSNBC and inspired us to gather the overwhelming public opinion they deem necessary to force campaign funding reform. Parent company NBC, along with 99% of media failed to pick up and carry their words to citizens, effectively killing the movement.  Show me a nation that once had fair media, that conscience of nations, and I'll show you a nation that once had good government!

RustyHinges8
RustyHinges8 like.author.displayName 1 Like

Florida still lags behind the nation in economic recovery, due to the GOP running it into the ground. According to ‘People’s World’, “the private sector is in some ways at the mercy of the public sector, which has been slashed by GOP Gov. Rick Scott and the extremely conservative legislature. Inequality has increased: the upper- and lower-income categories of the working class are further apart than they were in 1979, and since then "wage inequality between minority groups and whites has only worsened." As bizarre as this state is run, can we get an honest vote out of Florida, or will they continue to strangle the process? We may end up making Florida an experiment for study, and see the effects of a state destroyed by the GOP.