no war but the skeleton class war
<peppe> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2014/sep14/09-30futureofwindowspr.aspx The familiar Start menu is back
oh just about fucking time
- The protests are being held in order to achieve universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Although democracy had been promised for 2017 in 2008, China announced this August that Hong Kong people would only be able to vote from a pool of 2-3 specially selected candidates (all of whom would definitely have pro-China sentiments)
- University students held a week-long boycott of classes to protest for true democracy in Hong Kong
- Today riot police were deployed against peaceful protesters. Equipped in full riot gear the police used pepper spray to deter the protesters, mainly students and youths but also some elderly people have reported being sprayed point blank
- It is estimated that over 50,000 people have joined the protest and this number continues to grow
- This is the largest political protest in Hong Kong since our independence from the UK in 1997
- Although the protests remain peaceful, police have now started to use tear gas and have brought out long guns loaded with rubber bullets (there hasn’t yet been a report of any bullets being shot)
- Over 80 arrests have been made including students as young as 16 for taking part in these protests
- They are cutting cell phone receptions in the protest area so that people can’t share any information
- Violence is increasing as police continue to instigate protesters
- All this comes right before the October 1st celebration of the 65th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China
- There are rumours that the PLA (the Chinese army) are going to be brought into the city tonight
More facts about Hong Kong:
- We run under a one country, two systems policy with China meaning that we are part of China but have our own government and laws.
- Protests for universal suffrage have been held throughout the summer but these are the biggest yet
- Anti-China and anti-government sentiments are at their highest levels yet. Survey results showed that 1 in 5 people are thinking of emigrating from the city.
- In June, China issued a white paper essentially telling Hong Kong to remember their place and re-asserting their authority over the city
The scenes from the protest look awful. In my 17 years in Hong Kong I’ve never seen anything like it. The world needs to know about this and say something before we get a recurrence of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
I hope everyone stays safe. Hong Kong stay strong.
Il mio incurabile pessimismo mi suggerisce la seguente evoluzione dei fatti:
- La protesta si gonfia a Hong Kong;
- La Cina decide che basta, invade e fa un macello;
- L’occidente interviene;
- Terza guerra mondiale e po’ bon.
… é appena mezzogiorno ma vado a bere lo stesso.
Emmanuel Negro turned 6 today!
… che non bastano gli anta incombenti, ci si mette pure il tumblo a ricordarmi che la vita fugge et non s’arresta un’ora, mannaggiallamadonnadecristolipossinammazzà.
Overqualified Returns! (Did you know?? Patreon supporters can suggest jobs for Joey to apply to, see more here)
A note to my followers: Overqualified is very likely the best book you haven’t read yet. So buy it.
volete la piastrella con la sacra immagine da appendere alla porta?
Ne prendo sei, grazie.
i will never stop reblogging this.
(Fonte: sarahseeandersen, via sovietcigarettesandstuff)
In Italia abbiamo libri di testo delle superiori con Twilight.
Portatemi l’ascia di guerra. Affilata, mi raccomando.
You have my sword.
napalm, cemento e altri tre strati di napalm. Su-bi-to.
E un giro di gogna al prof che ha scelto questo libro, vi prego, mettete il nome a disposizione ché stasera ho le dita che prudono.
Il futuro non è mai apparso così tetro.
noto ora il “romanzo gotico” in cima alla pagina.
Porcoddddisene l’ho già detto, vero?
The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved. —
Jeremiah 8:20 (via el-hereje)
Researchers have found that distraction is the antagonist of attention, not its opposite. It’s an interesting distinction. Distraction is the devil in your ear — not always the result of an attention deficit, but borne of our own desires. We are distracted because we want to be. — This altogether pause-giving New York Times piece about what actually happens when we text and drive offers a poignant reminder that “attention is an intentional, unapologetic discriminator [which] asks what is relevant right now, and gears us up to notice only that.” (via explore-blog)
Rifare il letto fa male alla salute: meglio lasciarlo disfatto -
Una notizia che renderà felici le persone pigre e disordinate e che ai tempi della scuola sarebbe stata utile per opporsi alla mamma ‘esigente’: rifare il letto fa male alla salute.
Ormai è cosa nota e uno studio dell’università britannica di Kingston, nello specifico…