Let's just jump right in, shall we?
Government shut down. Jesus, you dumb shits. Didn't work in 1996, won't work now. People will fucking HATE YOU for doing this. And by you, I mean Republicans. Idiots.
Atheist Club in a high school. I'm impressed that kids in the south have the wherewithal to do this. This can't be easy. Actually, it probably can't be easy anywhere. I'm always amazed that the girl has the stones to tell people in our completely religious city that she doesn't believe in god.
Haiti has a new president - and he's a singer. I'm not sure how I feel about this. Haiti is and has been in a fuck-world of problems, and I feel like they'd be better served having someone be president who has actually done something. But what do I know? This country elected a wrestler and the terminator to lead states. And don't get me started on W.
This is way beyond my scientific understanding, but I find it fascinating, nonetheless. At a Fermi lab, scientists may have discovered a new elementary particle of physics. This would change physics as we know it. And by we, I absolutely DO NOT mean me. Because the only thing I remember from physics was this girl telling me that when she was younger, she never curled the back of her hair, because if she couldn't see it, it didn't exist. That's LIKE physics, right?
Detroit's city planners are working on possibly shrinking the city. This is so, so touchy. There are areas in Detroit that are completely blighted - crack houses, vacant lots - except for maybe one or two houses. And the mayor wants to create smaller neighborhoods so that services can be delivered more efficiently. And so that the vast wastelands can be turned into something. Green spaces. Urban gardens. I like this idea, but then, of course, I'm not being asked to move.
Finally, a reason I would watch You Tube - the mayor of a Japanese city pleaded for help after the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear meltdown, and is still getting calls and offers for help. This is why I sometimes don't hate people.
Anything I missed?