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alwaysanoriginal:

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS GIF SET I’M SO HAPPY OMFG



greyella:

evilqueenofgallifrey:

trip-hop-cabaret-dance-punk:

yourroyalpenis:

You don’t fuck with Adele

#that’s why her hair is so big #it’s full of secrets

isn’t this exactly what Tyrion Lannister did

All I got from this is that Adele is a Lannister and why isn’t there a fic right NOW about how mean people can’t sit with us.


comedycentral:

Click here to watch Jon Stewart cover Kansas’s anti-gay legislation on The Daily Show.

And you can watch full episodes anytime, anywhere on the Comedy Central app.


raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.



comedycentral:

Click here to watch Stephen Colbert take a look at impossible beauty standards on The Colbert Report.

Meanwhile, full episodes of The Report are always available on the Comedy Central app.


micdotcom:

The NFL has apologized for penalizing Muslim player for praying 

Another week done, another PR disaster for the NFL.

This one came in the middle of Monday Night Football, after Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah returned an interception for a touchdown. Abdullah is a practicing Muslim — he even skipped an entire football season to make a pilgrimage to Mecca — and prostrated himself in the end zone in prayer. The result? A 15-yard penalty for excessive celebration.

They apologized for this one quickly


sassyaspersassy:

buzzfeed:

15 Of The Most Empowering Things Emma Watson Has Ever Said

I HAVE NEVER REBLOGGED ANYTHING SO QUICKLY AS THIS




allthingshyper:

gehayi:

hiddlesbatchlove:

forever-falling-forward:

platredeparis:

bnycolew:

mannysiege:

Progress

What

Imma just let this sit here

MOTHA FUCKIN SCIENCE

sources:

Engagdget

DailyTech

CBS

They turned RNA into an anti-virus program. That is amazing.

Let me restate this in case it didn’t sink in the first time

Researchers physically DELETED ALL TRACES of the HIV virus from a human cell.

ALL OF IT.

IF YOU ARE NOT EXCITED ABOUT THAT I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT HIV IS




There’s just something about Philadelphia that goes straight to my heart. It’s grimy, while still being artsy. It’s historical while still being hip. It’s young and old. It’s corrupt in parts and in other untainted. At its heart, it is just a tell it like it is blue collar city. Philly is a city that loves you back. My City. I’ll complaint about local government. Joke about what makes Philly, Philly. Really I’ll just adore it.

A Chestnut Hill College Alumna with a degree in Criminal Justice; I’m very passionate about politics and the laws that govern us. A proud feminist; I believe strongly in women equality. I’ll rant about certain problems, and promote issues that I feel passionately about. Not to push my views on others but to start the conversation.

Then there the random, goof, geek, nerd side of this beautiful package; Addicted to Korean Dramas; Bookaholic; Sims 3, Candy Crush and Farm Hero feen. Sarcasm is my second language. At my core is my family. So, if you want to take a look through the Eyes of the Raven wander over to The Blackbird View.





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