Re: Most important story of 2008
Completely correct. In my case I had several things. The first was an expatriot assignment. I was removed from American culture plus got to see another dynamically functioning culture.
Then on to complete a BS in business administration. The research in global trade agreements and case studies, priceless. After that I was hooked and I've been the whole gamut from "new agers" to reptile UFO aliens and back.
Sad part is that the "top rated" blogs contain cannon fodder material, celebrity shit and second is porn.
Look up Slavery and the Eight Veils by Don Hawkins, The Idaho Observer. I think that sheds some light on the subject.