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Headlined to H1 12/11/11

Chris Matthews just asked his guests on his Sunday show the question, "What's the Biggest Event or Thing that Happened This Year?"

Guests mentioned the shooting of congresswoman Giffords, the economic mess in Europe, the Killing of Bin Laden. 

Rep. Giffords flickr image  By TalkMediaNews

My first thought was the killing of Bin Laden, but then I realized, there was something much bigger, much more significant.

After due thought, I think it was a combination of the revolutions of the Arab Spring and the development of the Occupy movement. 

What do you think, and why?


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I would like to add the failure of the US to take ... by Diana Moss on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 11:02:29 AM
While weather can negatively effect sustainability... by Richard Lee on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 9:49:52 PM
The passing by 93 Senators (my own Democrat S... by E. T. SIMON on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 11:04:08 AM
Do realize, however, that the indefinite detention... by Peter Duveen on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 1:37:28 PM
Some are hopeful that Obama will vetoe it ... Othe... by E. T. SIMON on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 2:26:24 PM
Folks, no matter what we here do,  Universe i... by Mark Sashine on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 11:41:47 AM
It's not another Earth, just a planet that could, ... by Maxwell on Monday, Dec 12, 2011 at 1:14:57 PM
The reason I think it is big, it shows problems wi... by marko polo on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 11:55:36 AM
The Arab spring may yield fruits of liberacion and... by Jerry Marel on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 12:11:40 PM
I would say Predator drone use in the skies over t... by Ned Lud on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 2:19:19 PM
The Arab Spring combined with the appearance of th... by R.A. on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 2:39:04 PM
...acknowledged through a Journalist Medal of Hono... by aberamsay on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 4:44:49 PM
Rob,It's a toss up between the Arab Spring and the... by Paul Roden on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 4:45:29 PM
It's only a toss up if you think that most America... by Bruce Morgan on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 5:15:00 PM
Let's say you were in England and the big event in... by Mike Preston on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 8:02:13 PM
By far THE event of 2011 is the Occupy Wall Street... by Jonathan Huie on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 8:34:57 PM
Greece/Spain/Tunisia. The political turmoil in the... by B. Ross Ashley on Monday, Dec 12, 2011 at 12:12:14 AM
is the dawning of awareness of the American People... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Dec 12, 2011 at 7:39:09 AM
Before Its NewsThe year, 2011, was the first time ... by Lance Ciepiela on Monday, Dec 12, 2011 at 8:52:31 AM
There has been nothing closer than a "General Stri... by John Durham on Monday, Dec 12, 2011 at 10:17:03 AM