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RaisingSand.com was a website that published and allowed users to comment on and discuss various news articles, usually relating to small losses of freedom in society and in our country as a whole. One of the most popular reported stories was from Philadelphia. The story came about because of tighter security at Philadelphia International Airport, which caused tons of disgruntled people who had to pull over and wait far away from the actual terminal to know when to come and pick up their guests. The reason for having to pull so far away was that terminal curbsides were made off limits after the September 11 attacks of 2001. As a result, many visitors to the Philadelphia airport began parking on the shoulder of Route 291. Unfortunately, however, this was quickly put to an end when police put up “no parking” signs around the general area. It seems outrageous that good citizens are forced to find crazy, perhaps even unsafe places to park while waiting for their loved ones, doesn’t it?
Another reported story discussed the anti-gun lobby. Anti-gun lobbyists were found to be harming the economy as a whole in an effort to reach their one goal of tighter gun laws or having guns not be allowed at all. When filing lawsuits against gun manufacturers, these lobbyists often end up using political or donated monies, money that could be used much more efficiently. The site was of the position that these trials should not be allowed or, at the very least, should be funded out of pocket.
Another story, originally titled “GI Bill for All” discussed the hopes that, like many European countries, America could provide a set amount of cash, most likely $20,000 to $40,000, to students attending an accredited university and maintaining at least a 2.5 grade point average. This amount would continue to be funded to the students throughout college. The thought behind this idea is that it would enable more students to attend and finish college. Of course, this would mean more money to the average taxpayer and would require some serious revamping of the university and general secondary schooling systems, but would, in the long run, be beneficial to society as a whole.
A final notable news story discussed ancient Alexandria, home to a great library and university. When the story was published, Polish archaeologists had just found 13 lecture halls that were thought to be the very first found pieces of Egypt’s ancient University system. The lecture halls could hold up to 5,000 students and were likely built when the 5th century university was founded. The university continued to operate until the 7th century and then, for some unknown reason, stopped being used.
Fascinating or historically based stories such as these were at the heart of rasingsand.com. Other stories reported on include the expanded use of the prefix “nano” in the coming years, Al Qaeda’s threats of bombing, the age of the planet, and even a comparison of car crashes involving a Ford F-150 and a Mini Cooper. For more fascinating stories, keep checking out the site.