It’s Monday! Already? I know. I KNOW. May the Sixth be with you.
In today’s news: Kentucky Derby, more Republicans do more things to hurt women, and violence is happening everywhere. Let’s hope things get better throughout the week.
I just found out you can buy a horse for $35,000 and after a few steps of something in between, you can make $1.5 million. I’ll have another! I mean, I’ll Have Another. That’s the horse’s name that won the Kentucky Derby, and I am a jealous, jealous person because of the return on that investment. (CNN)
Two bodies were found in the case of the missing mother and three daughters from Tennessee, and the main suspect, Adam Mayes, was a friend of the family. Police are on the lookout for him, and fuck this world is fucked up. (CNN)
There is a test that can increase the success rate of IVF by 65%, which is all sorts of amazing. (BBC)
France elections: Sarkozy is out, socialist Francois Hollande is in. (CNN)
Greece’s parliamentary elections were also Sunday. The European debt crisis has really wreaked havoc on European politicians. (CNN)
Arizona has banned funding that goes to Planned Parenthood, because, well, nobody wants women to have access to health care. Under the guise of anti-abortionism, of course. Bull. Shit. (CNN)
Putin starts his third presidential term in Russia today. The Russia of this term is different than the Russia of his previous two terms, and he acknowledges this, saying that the Post-Soviet era is over. Things are not looking as good for him this time around, though, with protests against him throughout Russia.
Obama formally opened his re-election bid in Columbus, Ohio. Remember four years ago when I could not find a parking space in any parking lot in all of Ohio State because he was having a rally there? And it was snowing, and I was late to a class that I was teaching? I almost didn’t vote for him out of spite. Hopefully nobody had that experience this year. (CNN)
The 9/11 suspects are being really shitty in court, which…I can’t really blame them. I mean, it sounds highly annoying. But being annoying is all the power that they have at this point. An example: making paper airplanes and covering the microphones with them. (CNN)
James Brown of Michigan has been arraigned in the death of four escorts that used Backpage.com. I hate the world. (CNN)
This is weird to me. Up to 90% of Asian students are experiencing near-sightedness, as opposed to 20-30% in the UK. Experts are blaming it on a commitment to education and lack of sunlight by young people. Can that really be true? Is that why I am near-sighted, because I was a huge nerd? (BBC)
Based on Facebook, the Super Moon was a-ma-zing and rare. According to the CNN article, it happens every year. (CNN)
Speaking of Facebook, the IPO is estimated at $90 billion-ish. Why didn’t I invent Facebook? (BBC)