My friend Paul Tuns has posted on his blog the "Eight most important stories of 2006 that will have a lasting impact".
Out of his eight important stories, seven will have negative consequences for the world.
This tells me two things: 1.)Paul is a pessimist, 2) he doesn't believe in the metric system. If he did, he would have listed "ten" of the most important stories of 2006.
See my posting below for instance.