happilyimperfect:

So, this happened during the USA vs Germany game last Thursday, and this is what I have to say…
Dear USA, 
you have 5 dual national German-Americans on your team. Remember that when you insult half their identity. 
using the hashtag ‘#backtobackworldwarchamps’ does not make you funny. It may make you feel better, but it also makes you look incredible stupid.
Germans are aware of their past. They are constantly battling with the actions of their ancestors. Many have little to no “Nationalstolz” (national pride) because they have seen where blind trust and loyalty can lead, and therefore may be proud of individual moments or specific things like their Fußball team, but not necessarily of “Germany” as a whole. (For a concrete example: In America, I see US flags everywhere- on front porches, in front of many business buildings, and schools, and on the lapels of politicians– it’s an everyday thing. The only German flags I would see during my day in Germany are at the Parliament building and now as a few fans stumble home after watching a Fußball game.)
Not all Germans living during WW2 were Nazis, just like not all US citizens supported the invasion of Iraq. 
Please stop making such stupid comments. Support your team, yes, and wave your flag and go ahead and hate on the German team itself, but believe me- Germans hate on themselves enough without you making tasteless comments about their past. 
Thanks. Feel free to send me an ask if you want to talk about it– whether or not you agree, I’d love to hear your thoughts. 

happilyimperfect:

So, this happened during the USA vs Germany game last Thursday, and this is what I have to say…

Dear USA, 

  • you have 5 dual national German-Americans on your team. Remember that when you insult half their identity. 
  • using the hashtag ‘#backtobackworldwarchamps’ does not make you funny. It may make you feel better, but it also makes you look incredible stupid.
  • Germans are aware of their past. They are constantly battling with the actions of their ancestors. Many have little to no “Nationalstolz” (national pride) because they have seen where blind trust and loyalty can lead, and therefore may be proud of individual moments or specific things like their Fußball team, but not necessarily of “Germany” as a whole. (For a concrete example: In America, I see US flags everywhere- on front porches, in front of many business buildings, and schools, and on the lapels of politicians– it’s an everyday thing. The only German flags I would see during my day in Germany are at the Parliament building and now as a few fans stumble home after watching a Fußball game.)
  • Not all Germans living during WW2 were Nazis, just like not all US citizens supported the invasion of Iraq. 
  • Please stop making such stupid comments. Support your team, yes, and wave your flag and go ahead and hate on the German team itself, but believe me- Germans hate on themselves enough without you making tasteless comments about their past. 

Thanks. Feel free to send me an ask if you want to talk about it– whether or not you agree, I’d love to hear your thoughts. 

poyzn:

This is like installing Windows on a Mac.

Just an appreciation post for some really amazing women of color that are incredible athletes.

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tumbling-and-tchaikovsky:

gymaholic92:

This has nothing to do about Fitness, but I’m also a big soccer Fan and Real Madrid supporter. A family contacted C. Ronaldo and asked him for a signed Jersey which they could sell to make enough many for their son’s brain surgery. Ronaldo decided that a jersey is not enough and paid for everything the boy needed.
When I watched the game, I was like ‘Oh my gosh, what did he do to his hair?’ Now that I know the reason why he did it I feel so bad for judging him. This should teach all of us a lesson! Don’t judge anyone, you just know their names not their stories. Faith in humanity restored, respect Ronaldo, not only one of the best soccer players but also a Star with heart, that’s rare nowadays.

He seriously doesn’t deserve the shit he gets.

tumbling-and-tchaikovsky:

gymaholic92:

This has nothing to do about Fitness, but I’m also a big soccer Fan and Real Madrid supporter. A family contacted C.
Ronaldo and asked him for a signed Jersey which they could sell to make enough many for their son’s brain surgery. Ronaldo decided that a jersey is not enough and paid for everything the boy needed.

When I watched the game, I was like ‘Oh my gosh, what did he do to his hair?’ Now that I know the reason why he did it I feel so bad for judging him. This should teach all of us a lesson! Don’t judge anyone, you just know their names not their stories. Faith in humanity restored, respect Ronaldo, not only one of the best soccer players but also a Star with heart, that’s rare nowadays.

He seriously doesn’t deserve the shit he gets.

-teesa-:

6.23.14

Stephen explains how USA can advance.

matt112830:

sharplydressedtentacles:

banesidhe:

calming-tea:

samrgarrett:

outofthecavern:

opiatevampire:

theworldisconfused:

In addition to essentially inventing the computer, Alan Turing also broke the German Enigma Code during World War II which paved the way for the D-Day invasion. The man was a hyper-genius. I’ve read descriptions of his work by mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose. He’s been a hero of mine ever since.
The level of thought required to come up with the stuff he came up with is totally beyond my comprehension. I actually did not even know about his orientation until much later. He was prosecuted and ordered to undergo chemical castration. Soon thereafter, he committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.

The government forced him to take estrogen as a punishment (or “cure”?). He began to develop breasts and other side effects.
He committed suicide by biting into a cyanide laced apple. This is supposedly the inspiration for the name/logo of Apple computers.

omfg
omfg
and old Apple computers
the apple was a rainbow 







Reblogging again because more people need to know about Turing dammit.

Whoa…

matt112830:

sharplydressedtentacles:

banesidhe:

calming-tea:

samrgarrett:

outofthecavern:

opiatevampire:

theworldisconfused:

In addition to essentially inventing the computer, Alan Turing also broke the German Enigma Code during World War II which paved the way for the D-Day invasion. The man was a hyper-genius. I’ve read descriptions of his work by mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose. He’s been a hero of mine ever since.

The level of thought required to come up with the stuff he came up with is totally beyond my comprehension. I actually did not even know about his orientation until much later. He was prosecuted and ordered to undergo chemical castration. Soon thereafter, he committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.

The government forced him to take estrogen as a punishment (or “cure”?). He began to develop breasts and other side effects.

He committed suicide by biting into a cyanide laced apple. This is supposedly the inspiration for the name/logo of Apple computers.

omfg

omfg

and old Apple computers

the apple was a rainbow 

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Reblogging again because more people need to know about Turing dammit.

Whoa…

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nonchan1023:

I hope no one missed out on this scene.  At first glance, it looks like Yuzuru borrowed a Japanese flag from someone in the audience.  It wasn’t as simple as that.  Yuzuru quickly realizes that the person he borrowed the flag from was a fan of Tatsuki with a gift in her hand.  He tells Tatsuki after taking the picture to give back the flag.  Tatsuki realizes why when he starts skating towards the group of ladies.  The fan was able to give Tatsuki the gift in person.

nonchan1023:

I hope no one missed out on this scene.  At first glance, it looks like Yuzuru borrowed a Japanese flag from someone in the audience.  It wasn’t as simple as that.  Yuzuru quickly realizes that the person he borrowed the flag from was a fan of Tatsuki with a gift in her hand.  He tells Tatsuki after taking the picture to give back the flag.  Tatsuki realizes why when he starts skating towards the group of ladies.  The fan was able to give Tatsuki the gift in person.

sparklesandchalk:

reblogging for Pey and Bai

sparklesandchalk:

reblogging for Pey and Bai

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The Passengers on M370 Deserved It →

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alexander-the-adequate:

[omitted because i dun want that trash on my blog]

a) The government of China is not civilian-elected. No handful of people is responsible for or representative of an entire nation or their policies unless that handful of people is Parliament. 

I think the OP of this post is a troll, but as a Chinese person… I kind of want to address the preconception that China is apparently some shit-hole homophobic place. 

First, while homosexuality has been “legal” in the China since 1997, China never had any Sodomy Laws therefore homosexuality was never criminalized. It’s also been taken off the Mental Disorders list officially since 2001. 

Whereas in the United States of America, it was in 2003 that the Supreme Court invalidated sodomy laws in the remaining 14 states (Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Virginia).

But I mean then there’s this tidbit:

As of February 2014, 17 states have not yet either formally repealed their laws, or else revised them to accurately reflect their true scope in the aftermath of Lawrence v. Texas. Often, the sodomy law was drafted to also encompass other forms of sexual conduct such as bestiality, and no attempt has subsequently succeeded in separating them. Ten states’ statutes purport to ban all forms of sodomy (which may also include oral intercourse), regardless of the participants’ genders: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, and Virginia. Three states specifically target their statutes at same-sex relations: Oklahoma, Kansas[14][15] and Texas.

Yup, that’s right, China is at least 6 years ahead of at least 14 States in the US when it came to decriminalizing Homosexuality. And if you consider fucking Texas, 17 years! 

Texas, making China look progressive since 1997. New slogan.

Anyways, moving on!

The Chinese government’s official stance on homosexuality is: 不支持;不反对;不提倡. Which means: Not supported. Not opposed. Not recommended. In other words completely neutral. 


There are actually plenty of:

queer movies (Lanyu/Beijing Story, Fairwell My Concubine, Love at the First Degree, just to name the famous ones)

literature, academic studies/papers on queer issues (published by Nationally owned companies, no less)

 gay bars/hangouts in major cities.

China is on her way to legalizing gay marriage as well. Contrary to what western people like you might believe, the CCP Government, while certainly all shades of fucked up in some areas of human rights, is not inherently homophobic.

In rural parts and some 2-nd/3rd-tier cities of China, the overall sentiment is still quite conservative. Please keep in mind that in 1949, which is a little over 60 years ago, most of China was illiterate. People hold on to old traditions and prejudices when they are uneducated, and even today we are making steps forward.

However, if wasn’t for a centralized and unelected government and if it was up to a popular vote, or if China had an election cycle like the US, homosexuality would NOT have been decriminalized as early as 1997 because of the larger (rural) populous’ prejudices. (essentially the same problem the States have right now, I guess…?)

So keep this in mind. 

The CCP is an atheist organization. Those who joins the party MUST cut all ties with any organized religion. Therefore, there is no theological opposition within the party against gay marriage. HOWEVER, China has a sizable Muslim population (the ethnic minorities Hui, Uyghur has a Muslim majority while some Kazakh and Uzbek are Muslim) There has been quite a bit of unrest in the poorer Uyghur regions already, and it is very unlikely that the central government would give them another topic to band together and draw more people towards their independence sentiments. 

However, Li Yinhe (a really famous sexology professor and activist) has been introducing same-sex marriage legislation to the People’s Congress since 2003 now, and she vowed to continue on until it becomes law. Officially, the CCP’s stance on same-sex marriage is that it’s an inevitability (fairly clear if you read between the lines), but that “the people” are not ready for it “yet”.

faultinourstarsmovie:

One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go New York! http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com/demandourstars 

faultinourstarsmovie:

One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go New York! http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com/demandourstars 

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Mao Asada World Championships 2014 Practice [x]

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plays

davaistoi:

dancingdingledodies:

ellendegeneresfandom:

Emma Watson on the Oscars and Graduating

Watch Emma Watson have no clue who Jason Bateman is. Lmao

Emma would rather eat pizza and then fall asleep than go to an Oscars party. Perfect.

blackbarmitzvahs:

inkhat:

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Here’s my theory. The Harry Potter trio are actually representations of the other houses. Hermione is Ravenclaw. Ron is Hufflepuff. Harry is Slytheryn. They’re all in Gryffindor because they asked. In fact, everyone in that house could have been in another house if they hadn’t asked to be in Gryffindor. You have be ask to be in Gryffindor because their most defining feature is bravery and anyone can choose to be brave.

I fuck with your theory, marry me.