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In 2000 did the US courts govern politics or were politics governed by the courts?
The US presidential election is the big story. The world watched the most powerful nation on earth use the courts to sort out what was the most evenly divided recent presidential election of the United States. George W Bush will have difficulty because of this during the next 4 years.
In the spring the world was riveted to a
little Cuban boy named Elian Gonzales who came to Florida in a boat and left some five
months later with his father.
The rapid rise of the cost of crude oil and carbon based energy has taken the world by surprise with Alan Greenspan still struggling to get inflation and the oil cartel under control.
NASDAQ propelled by Internet.com stocks over the traditional industrial stocks took many by surprise and then crashed later in the year when the dot.coms could not deliver the goods.
Finally, we finally saw the International Space Station is up and running after years of delays.
Scientists are puzzled
by the fact that the universe is expanding at an ever increasing rate.
The threat of Mad Cow disease decimates the beef industry in Europe and especially France where beef once the staple of the French palate. Now only rarely found on French plates.
Work is continuing on the use of genetics to cure
nearly everything. The big story in 2000 was the use of animals and even a human who had
specific genes injected into egg cells to produce specific traits that were used to cure
In Canada, a public water source kills as
public officials scramble to find out why.
Europeans believe that there is a crisis in the environment caused by global warming. North Americans whose economy relies heavily on carbon based energy to survive are a loggerheads with them. A conference is called and nothing is resolved to carry out the agreement reached at Kyoto.
This story will not go away.
The Y2K story scared the living daylights out of everyone and amounted to no big thing. We still don't know whether or not this was a hoax or not.
Second but not far behind is the global concern about the use and consumption of genetically engineered crops.
The sports story of the year again is Tiger Woods winning three majors in a row. Now Tiger wants a share of the PGA TV revenue and I don't blame him.
The Olympics always is the big story and this year was no exception when the Australians provided the best Olympics Games that have ever been held.
NBC were the big losers thinking people
wanted to see time delayed sports events.
The Middle East, there is big trouble as Israel and her neighbors start again to battle over religious principles. Clinton's failure to bring the two sides through a peace process will haunt him until he dies.
Connection speed was the main focus this year as the eCommerce people told companies that consumers were turned off by the fact that pages took too long to download.
Wireless, Broadband, Cable TV, Fibre all are taking
a swing at the bat trying to get consumers to sign on. .
Perhaps there is something to say about the state of people watching television in the western world to say that "Survivor" and :Who Wants to be a Millionaire" were the most watched shows.
|Man of the Century||
Pierre Elliot Trudeau, former Canadian Prime Minister who coined the word "just society" who died in 2000.
|Biggest Disappointment of the Year||
The world not responding in any meaningful way to the fact that it was the Year 2000
The fact that none of the new leaders elected have
any real vision for the future of the World nor their country.
Have a Happy 2001 Folks !
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