In reverse order of importance:
Kristen Stewart cheated on Robert the Vampire with the (married) director of her new movie. Lots of people were really upset about it. (It amuses me how modern people removed from any absolute morality manage to uniformly classify some forms of “do what makes you happy” as awesome and others as worthy-of-outrage.) Ichiro Suzuki left the Mariners. Penn State got some of their past and future playoffs erased.
Chick-Fil-A’s CEO made some comments about his stance on gay marriage that upset a lot of people, including some mayors who wanted to kick Chick-Fil-A out of their town. This unconstitutional hypocrisy was called out by some of their fellow liberals (to their credit).
Apple released their latest operating system, called Mountain Lion. Here is John Siracusa’s detailed review. Here is Marco’s detailed review of John Siracusa’s detailed review.
Google announced Google Fiber, a plan to provide ridiculously fast and/or ridiculously cheap Internet to people who live in Kansas City.
An unarmed man was killed by cops in Anaheim. Unfortunately this kind of thing happens from time to time but this time it sparked some protests and riots and other escalations of discontent.
Audit The Fed passed in the House. On the one hand, this is cool news for Ron Paul, whose initial attempts at this sort of thing a decade were shot down 414-1. On the other hand, the Senate will probably try to completely ignore it.
The 2012 Summer Olympics began in London. The opening ceremony treated us to a brief history of England’s rural past and universal healthcare present. Romney made some comment about London’s hosting that was apparently a scandal or something.
Spain surged in this year’s newest Olympic event, Leaving the Euro, although Greece still has a commanding lead. No word yet on when this competition will be over.
The violence of civil war continued to worsen in Syria. Four of Assad’s top security officials were killed, but Assad’s forces closed in on the rebels in Aleppo, the country’s largest city, as thousands of citizens fled. Leaders around the world seem to Assad is destined to lose control, and it’s only a matter of when it will happen… and how much foreigners will fund his opponents… and whether or not the transition will enable Syria to join the other fledgling democracies of the Middle East.
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