NASA is at it again, exploring planets and funding a number of projects “including a submarine designed to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa, a robot that wants to landsail across the surface of Venus, and a device that could be used to repurpose the solid parts of waste water as radiation shielding.”
A volcano in New Zealand erupted. So far, it’s just ash, but soon I expect videos of those crazy kiwis surfing on lava. There is an alert for aircraft and the potential to become active for the first time in a century. Of course, the whole world is getting hotter every day so I expect our planet will turn into Mustafar soon anyway.
I shed a tear this weekend in honor of my fallen brethren at Demonoid, the greatest fleet of internet pirates to ever assemble. No fatalities or arrests, but the servers are down and may never return. Rumors suggest the Ukrainian gov’t is responsible because it wants “Demonoid’s head…presented on a platter” to the USA.
Papua New Guinea is getting fucked again by the Western world. A company called Nautilus is going to be mining underwater and destroying mass quantities of marine life. Ironically, the CEO’s name is the same as Captain America’s.
CNN is bringing the spotlight on child marriage in the middle East. Shit is fucked up, effects young boys and girls, is a result of severe poverty and traditional beliefs, but is slowly changing. “We just want to have it change even faster.”
Elizabeth Warren continues to take on corporate America, calling out loopholes and misconduct, in her attempt to get the Republicans out of Massachusetts. Also, Lindsay Graham, some dude South Carolina decided to vote into the senate, said the following: “It’s really American to avoid paying taxes, legally…. It’s a game we play. … I see nothing wrong with playing the game because we set it up to be a game.”
Some climate scientist in Alabama has been brought before the U.S. Congress to testify about global warming. This article shows his train of errors and deceptions, leaving me wondering why the people we elect to run the free world are incapable of using Google to get their own facts.
A mosque was burned to the ground in Missouri. Yeah, this sucks and racism is bad, whatever, but if you are of a minority group and want to be left alone, don’t go building temples in places like Missouri where racism still runs rampant, build them in liberal areas near big cities or oceans. Not to say I condone hate crimes, merely that they no longer surprise me in backwoods areas.
Which leads me to Louisiana. One school has completely foregone the constitution and education as a whole in an attempt to remove pregnant girls from their halls, not by addressing the situation and treating the root but by simply kicking out girls who get knocked up. Other Louisiana schools are adding a Bible-based curriculum funded by federal taxes. Some new facts: dragons were real and dinosaurs hung out with humans; slave masters were nice guys; the KKK only targeted people deserving of torment; the Cold War is still happening and communism is a genuine threat to America; math is too hard; gay people do not deserve rights.
Random Closing Facts:
MIT is certifying pirates provided they complete courses in fencing, archery, sailing, and shooting a pistol.
Nancy Wake was the most badass woman in all of World War II. Feminists, take note.
Salvador Dali did advertising.