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.



boka-shonji:

hello weebs, look at your waifu, now back to me, now back at your waifu,

now. bacK. TO. ME.

sadly, they ain’t shit 

what the hell
This christian newspaper we get weekly, for whatever reason, was talking about the engage KY bus tour and how hearts were broke because they drove past a road full of strip clubs (mind you I’ve been this street and there’s two baptist churches right beside the strip clubs lmao) and what upset me the most was they said that there’s a Sikh temple and it’s upsetting them. OH MY GOD
ITS AMERICA AND PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO PRACTICE THEIR RELIGION FREELY
OH GOD THATS SO HORRIBLE
guess what there’s also an entire community dedicated to the Jewish in Louisville.
okay then, it also whined about people not being religiously affiliated
and I’m just laughing
because it seems like these men just locked themselves in their house for a century or something.

you can see it, I think, on WesternRecorder.org

generic-art:

5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.

thug-shinji:

Shinji having fun at the local park

tweed-eyes:

Evening Shoes worn by Marlene Dietrich, 1950s 

Silk satin, glass rhinestones, marcasite, metallic cord & leather

During the 1950s, most of Dietrich’s performance wardrobe was designed by Jean Louis, costume designer for Columbia Pictures. Louis recalled the hours that he and Dietrich spent carefully positioning each sequin and rhinestone during fittings:”She would say, ‘I don’t like symmetry. Move that sequin,’ and we would, but that might make a symmetry with a rhinestone, so we would move that, and this went on all day, all weekend.”

trebled-negrita-princess:

supersleepyzahra:

muzzzza-udddin:

anothercleverjedimindtrick:

thisiswhiteculture:

specialnights:

A black man rides a bus restricted to whites only, in Durban. In an act of resistance to South Africa’s apartheid policies, 1986.

look at their faces. upset that this black man dared to exist in their space

It’s sad how terrified he looks.

the fear in his eyes man :/ 

not even “their space”. Europeans invaded South Africa, separated Black people from their own country and dared to be aghast at their want to considered humans. This was just 28 years ago, guys!! 

Tell it ^

bemusedlybespectacled:

zuviosgemini:

rustandashes:

HOLY FUCK THERE ARE CHILDREN ON HERE!

I need recipes like now.

Recipes:

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups
Chocolate Mugs and Vegan Hot Chocolate
The chocolate skulls used to be on Etsy and are no longer available.
Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
Chocolate Raspberry Pistachio Tartlets
Chocolate Pancake Cake
The chocolates are made in these two ice cube trays.
Chocolate-Covered Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich

You’re welcome.

youruffledmyruffalo:

once upon a time, i was in an honors english class as a sophomore in high school, and we covered the great gatsby

and once a day, every day, one young man would say, in the exact same inquisitive tone of wonder,

"wait a minute! is nick gay for gatsby?"

until finally, one day, our teacher shouted, “YES NICK IS GAY FOR GATSBY BUT I CAN’T TEACH YOU THAT BECAUSE THIS IS A CATHOLIC SCHOOL.”