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Being Alone, Ass, and Bailey Jay: germanbrothers: Woah! Happy 150th birthday to the Prussian-Italian Alliance!!On 8 April 1866, Prussia met up with Italy because they had one thing in common:Fuck Austria.Above: Summary of events.In 1866, Prussia was knee-deep in its effort for German Unification. It had already fought with Austria against Denmark for the territories of Schleswig Holstein in 1863, and now, only three years later, there was a dispute between them that would prompt Bismarck to declare war on Austria. There was a political reason, but mostly Bismarck just really wanted to go to war against Austria.See, Prussia and Austria had been at each other’s throats for over a century, and that was a problem - the lesser German states either allied against one, or the other. In order for Unification to happen with Prussia on top, Austria needed to be crushed.In 1866, Italy was ALSO knee-deep in its effort for Italian Unification. It had already fought against Austria in two previous wars - the first resulted in an Austrian victory, and the second resulted in Sardinia being annexed from Austria because France came in to help. Venetia was still in Austria’s hands, and that sucked, because Venice is in Venetia, and the Austrians outlawed Carnevale, which is an outright sin.Also the whole, ‘not being in charge of our own culture and politics’ bit, but seriously - those masks are hella nice.So today in 1866, Prussia and Italy got together and was like “yo! We’re trying to unite, and this douchecanoe is being a pain in the ass about it!” Bismarck agreed that when he went to war against Austria (spoiler: he went to war against Austria), he would not sign a separate Peace Treaty until Italian independence was guaranteed and Austria was left sobbing in a corner, hungry and alone. How nice!This alliance was imperative to the Austro-Prussian War. Due to this alliance, Austria was feeling heat on both sides of its borders, forcing its resources to be stretched thin. This allowed for an easy, 7-week defeat, that resulted in Prussian dominance over all other German states, and the completion of Italian Independence Unification.The painting above, illustrated by Andrea Appiani jr., depicts an allegory of the woman, Italy, defending Venice, the lion.
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Ass, Beautiful, and Bodies : 20101 2013 <p><a href="http://thatroxxiegirl.tumblr.com/post/116998643708/bitchtitsmccrabby-hongkong-sugar" class="tumblr_blog">thatroxxiegirl</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://bitchtitsmccrabby.tumblr.com/post/116998026793/hongkong-sugar-privilegedlittlecunt" class="tumblr_blog">bitchtitsmccrabby</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://hongkong-sugar.tumblr.com/post/116993757733/privilegedlittlecunt-slobovich" class="tumblr_blog">hongkong-sugar</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://privilegedlittlecunt.tumblr.com/post/115923677736/slobovich-thatroxxiegirl-hi-tumblr-i-want" class="tumblr_blog">privilegedlittlecunt</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://slobovich.tumblr.com/post/115923338239/thatroxxiegirl-hi-tumblr-i-want-you-to-meet" class="tumblr_blog">slobovich</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://thatroxxiegirl.tumblr.com/post/112825732413/hi-tumblr-i-want-you-to-meet-me-i-want-to-tell" class="tumblr_blog">thatroxxiegirl</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Hi tumblr, I want you to meet me. I want to tell you why your fat acceptance movement is complete bullshit.</p><p>See that photo on the left? I was 160kg. That’s 352.7lbs for my American lovers out there.</p><p>I did not know I was 160kg. I didn’t go near a scale. I had gorgeous blonde hair extensions and jeans with chains and a leather jacket. I thought I was heaps fly. I could not see the girl in that picture… until I was tagged in that picture on Facebook.</p><p>I cannot tell you how long I cried for. Hours? Yes. Days? Probably. Weeks? It’s likely.</p><p>I went to a doctor to see just how much I had been putting my body through. I was 21 at the time. He told me that he would be very surprised if I made it to 30, as my back and my organs were already struggling, coupled with the fact that I have some blood issues anyway… I was just putting a lot of stress on myself physically.</p><p>So I learned how to eat. I learned the value of protein, the implications of sugar and the fun of a cheat day. I started watching my portion sizes and keeping my water intake up. I went on short walks - nothing too strenuous. Really, I didn’t put a whole lot of effort in at all. But the weight started falling off.</p><p>I remember the day I sat down comfortably at the Imax theatre in Sydney. I wasn’t sitting right at the edge so I didn’t get stuck. I was completely in the seat and it was incredible.</p><p>I dropped 50kg in 6 months without even trying.</p><p>My weight has fluctuated randomly since then, and I haven’t quite hit my goal yet, but I have never gotten near 160kg again. I used to work out by putting the weight I had lost in a back pack, but eventually it got too much and I was really hurting myself. Do you even understand that? I couldn’t even carry my own weight once I didn’t have to.</p><p>I spend a lot of time preparing food and working out, because nothing terrifies me more than going back to that.</p><p>Tumblr, I’m going to tell you what 160kg was like.</p><p>Some mornings, I woke up and my back had seized - I couldn’t go to work because I couldn’t walk. If it wasn’t my back, it was the unbelievable chest pains. I had so much trouble finding clothing in a size 24. And I’m going to be honest - sex was REALLY difficult. I was engaged to a wonderful man at the time, and I didn’t have the confidence or ability to take charge in the way I wanted to and he wanted me to. Plus, not to be crude, but certain positions were completely out because my fat got in the way. It’s something I STILL get unbelievably self conscious about - even though my situation has changed dramatically.</p><p>Sometimes, if I sat on a chair, I was afraid it would break. I spent a lot of time absolutely constipated because of my poor diet, and the flight up to my unit was the hardest thing in the world. I made frequent excuses for myself - including the age old “But I EAT REALLY WELL AND EXERCISE” yeah, if doritos were a vegetable and The Sims were a full body work out, I had those bases covered. </p><p>Everything hurt for no damn reason sometimes, and I was light headed and just plain sick so often it started to feel normal. My joints felt like those of an 80 year old woman. I was desperately, unbelievably unhappy and suicidal.</p><p>I want to share another thing with you before I get to my overall point.</p><figure data-orig-height="669" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bdac2b93e81c9510e85a028dbaa8b1b2/tumblr_inline_nkriomLjPH1qewkfa.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e7fdfb0105839463248b6fc4d41049e1/tumblr_inline_p95dlnmZ1g1rw09tq_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-height="669" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bdac2b93e81c9510e85a028dbaa8b1b2/tumblr_inline_nkriomLjPH1qewkfa.jpg"/></figure><p>That was the first picture I EVER took of my full body after dropping that 50kg. It was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done.</p><p>So. My point.</p><p>When you look at women like Tess Munster, and you tell me that she’s the epitome of a happy, healthy, and confident woman, I think you’re an ignorant asshole. I can’t believe that people choose to normalise that kind of lifestyle, and accept the fact that she will probably send herself to an early grave, because at least she’s <i>happy</i>. She’s making a movement out of being too lazy and apathetic to make a beneficial change, and it’s sickening.</p><p>Some girl came up to me once and criticised my weight loss, because I inspired her by being an overweight girl on stage. What the fuck do I even say to that? “Sorry I’m not killing myself slowly to make you feel better about yourself.”</p><p>When you tell me that thin people have privilege, and that people should love you because you’re morbidly obese, it takes everything inside me not to hunt you down and slap you silly. You’re an idiot. No one is obligated to find your laziness and lack of concern for yourself or your health hot. No one should ever have to respect someone who can’t respect themselves. Being thin is not a privilege - for some of us, achieving it is damn hard work.</p><p>I’m still overweight, and I know better than to demand someone find me attractive, or to get angry at someone for making fun of me with their friends. I also know better than to let it derail me or destroy me - rather, it fuels me.</p><p>Your fat acceptance is bullshit. You’re telling women to accept a body that is killing them. You’re telling women it’s ok that you’re a massive drain on the medical system, as long as you think you feel good.</p><p>Fuck your movement. I’d take actual, legitimate health over having my fat become a societal norm. I’d rather be relentlessly mocked for my weight than praised for it.<br/></p></blockquote><div> im way to tired to tear this post down can someone cover it for me</div></blockquote> <p>How exactly does this inspirational post about an amazing woman’s journey to better health require “tearing down?”</p></blockquote> <p>THANK YOU to the first and third comment. <br/>FINALLY someone says what’s wrong with the Health at All Sizes movement!<br/>As you all know I’ve NEVER posted any fat phobic commentary on my blog.<br/>In fact, I still affirm strongly there is NO reason to tear down any woman!<br/>BUT it is wrong to say that all health choices are good choices.<br/>There are ways to silently/gently/politely encourage others to make choices better for themselves. This is NOT fat policing, this is me saying that if you recognise you have made unhealthy choices and need help, or just want to talk, I’m here.</p></blockquote> <p>Put simply, I’ve never been a thin girl. Even when I was little, born from a family with ‘big bones’ and the like, my pixie stick thin mother would go on and one about how I’d lose the weight, how I’d learn to grow and make myself feel better about myself because I was thin like she was. I heard this every day from the time I was 6 years old, until I turned 13, and she became obsessed with the fact I was fat. A 13 year old girl, at 5’4 and barely topping 120lbs and my mother was going on about the tiny pooch on my belly.</p><figure data-orig-height="428" data-orig-width="247"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2eb30b3664d95a329db59f92c469a06f/tumblr_inline_nn5t96DPv91rk2r40_540.jpg" data-orig-height="428" data-orig-width="247" alt="image"/></figure><p>I grew, and when I turned 17? I got pregnant, and went from 160lbs to 250lbs, and nearly gave myself gestational diabetes as my body grew and stretched and expanded to host my BEAUTIFUL daughter.   Where I am now, 4 years post delivery, I’ve leveled out at 230lbs total, and fluctuate between 245 and 220 on a regular basis. Does this mean I am happy with my body? Absolutely not. But this does mean that while I work my ass off with yoga, exercise, and a healthy diet, my body has metabolized itself comfortably at a level that is way above the norm I had expected.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="540" data-orig-width="720"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/69e00bd6324528a5f1c828d5fdda5aaa/tumblr_inline_nn5t9oPWIa1rk2r40_540.jpg" data-orig-height="540" data-orig-width="720" alt="image"/></figure><p>Reading stories of weight loss success are a pleasure for myself. I love learning and seeing people succeed. I love knowing they finally became the way the wished to be either for health, or aesthetic reasons, but don’t you DARE go on a personal journey shaming those who choose to be the way they are. You worked for how you needed to look because you suffered remaining as you were. You body was killing you, yes. Don’t shame people who choose not to. There should be no thin shaming, fat shaming, or praise for either. Why say this? Because body positivity should be a norm for everyone, no matter the shape or size. If someone chooses to be a danger to themselves weight wise and be proud of that fact? Its not your job to go on and on about why they should change that. No one is going to work themselves change but the one who needs to change in the first place. Don’t sound like a 40 year old, telling their daughter she won’t live to see her own child graduate. </p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="636" data-orig-width="711"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7a3daa5cacbeb5c4c44115a50b06ff72/tumblr_inline_nn5t9y4SQt1rk2r40_540.jpg" data-orig-height="636" data-orig-width="711" alt="image"/></figure><p>Do people have to change their bodies? If they want to, yes. But no one made you in a position of judgment to criticize those who haven’t chosen to make the change. You made it on your journey. Let other people make it on their own, rather than sticking your nose in and telling people what lazy lumps on society they are. Burdens on people when they probably feel that shitty about themselves already. It is up to the person to take the first step towards body positivity, by saying as you’re saying, you are absolutely no better than those who filled your insecurities before.</p><p>Congrats on your success, but shame on you for looking down at others who haven’t taken the first step. Despite your size, if you don’t feel you are good enough to change, that change won’t happen at all. No, don’t coddle those who need to lose weight, but remember that every damn person started somewhere, and its not up to you to remind people what lard blobs they are on society, but rather to inspire and raise awareness with your own story, happiness with your success and warning about the dangers ignorance of ones size can cause. Or don’t. It really doesn’t matter in the end, but we all start somewhere, you won’t get anything done unless you love yourself first.</p></blockquote> <p>I had resolved not to do this, but fuck it. This warrants a special exception on account of you being clearly fucking illiterate.</p><p>My criticism lies with the fat acceptance movement, not with body positivity. I am a firm believer in having to care enough about yourself to change. I did not single anyone out and shame them. I attacked an idea of poor lifestyle being something that can be synonymous with health. Blogs like ok2bfat and thisisthinprivilege are fucking lying to vulnerable people who will blindly accept their pseudo science.</p><p>Yeah you can be healthy and overweight. But no fucking way is anyone who is 300 pounds healthy by any definition of the word. It’s dangerous. </p><p>When I say I’d rather be criticized, what I meant was if it were one or the other, I’d prefer nobody preaching that my shitty lifestyle was beautiful. I am sick to death of morbid obesity being glorified as beautiful. There is nothing beautiful about a person who cares so little about themselves they’re willing to eat themselves to death.</p><p>Everyone is free to live however the fuck they want. Have a heart attack at 30, who cares, you did it to yourself. BUT DONT YOU DARE TRY TO PERPETUATE THIS IDEA THAT A SIZE 24 CAN BE FUCKING HEALTHY. You’re a disgusting liar when you seek to deceive others that way to validate yourself.</p><p>Yeah. Shame on me for thinking that mentality is wrong. I’d rather be that cunt than the cunt who encourages women to remain unhealthy.</p></blockquote>
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Bad, Fail, and Fall: HOGWARTS HOUSE ANALYSIS charlieweasleys: Hogwarts House Psychoanalysis GryffindorTrue Gryffindors have a very strong sense of what is right and what is wrong, and this is a part of what gives them such strong opinions. Depending on the person, this may be taken to a Borderline degree, and they may see people as either good or evil, not in between and no chance of redemption for those on the darker sides of things. Alternately, Gryffindors may see all people as being initially good, and only making the wrong choices take the down the wrong road. Both of these behaviours are why Gryffindors and Slytherins can easily clash. Gryffindors are usually incredibly intelligent, but they tend to be slackers, more focused on getting a taste of something new than sticking to responsibility. This can be their downfall from success, or quite the opposite, bringing them a rise up into something they love. Once they find their true place in the world, Gryffindors will often use their accomplishments to the benefit of others in some form or fashion. Actors, singers and athletes can often be classified as Gryffindors. Despite their good intentions, they can also quite often be ill-tempered and overly emotional, which is their Achilles’ Heel in most instances. A darker Gryffindor may become out of control because of this, hurting those they love or holding a grudge for many years. HufflepuffEssentially, Hufflepuffs see the world and their people as ultimately good, and only the darkness of the inevitable turning them away from what they think is right. Because of this, they tend to treat everyone fairly and with sympathy, trying to put themselves in the other person’s shoes before judging them, if they judge them at all. Hufflepuffs are almost always maternal or paternal types, ready to take care of anyone who may come to them. They are dedicated to what they do, and are very focused on making sure everything is done properly, leaving no room for error. Mostly, Hufflepuffs think what they do is right, and Ravenclaws who doubt them may annoy them, but Hufflepuffs hate conflict, so they tend to ignore their irritation. Hufflepuffs are very passive aggressive, doing little things subconsciously when someone makes them angry. This is usually the farthest they will go so far as revenge, as they rarely want to participate in any form of violence. Hufflepuffs are healers in nature, wishing to care to the needs of others. Many nurses, cooks, teachers or counselors are Hufflepuffs. RavenclawIntelligent and insightful, Ravenclaws are not ones to classify people under any certain category. Instead they often ponder on humanity, what is good, what is evil and why we should classify people as one or the other. Ravenclaws are very philosophical, and often you may see them simply staring off into space, but this is not in some brainless manner, in fact they are exploring the gears of their mind and trying to figure out how the world works. Ravenclaws are focused on their work, but they often don’t need effort. They tend to pick up on every detail and remember it without even trying, something that others may be skeptical of or be jealous of. This can give some a sense of superiority and the idea they should tell everyone the right way to do something, which can easily make others, especially nervous Hufflepuffs or emotional Gryffindors, very irritated. Ravenclaws are very analytic, and this can be very good or very bad. For the kind-hearted this will be a way to help others, for the dark they can use this to twist and manipulate. Ravenclaws are not every emotional, instead they tend to put up a wall and not let anyone in except for perhaps their closest friends or family. Instead they pick at the minds of others, trying to figure out how they work and to see if they themselves are different, or just the same as everyone else. Psychologists, professors and investigators are often Ravenclaws.  SlytherinSlytherins have a more cynical view on the world, and believe that there is darkness in the hearts of all, some are just unwilling to accept it. They think anyone who doesn’t realize this is naive or perhaps even stupid, and because of this they can easily clash with Gryffindors or laugh at Hufflepuffs. This said, Slytherins are absolutely in no way evil, some are actually very good. They simply have a drive that carries their life, and if you get in their way you better watch out. Slytherins have an almost bloodthirsty craving for success, and if they don’t think they can achieve this then they can easily fall into a darker place of  self-loathing and take this out on others. Love and accomplishment are the two things that mean the most to them, and they do not understand that the need for the latter can drive away the former, and when the feeling of pride fades or they fail at something, their possible lack of something dear and close to them can hit, and when it hits it hits hard. Slytherins are very emotional, however unlike Gryffindors they very rarely show it. Instead they bottle it up, using it in other ways, some of which may be artistic. Slytherins can very easily connect to art or music. Slytherins usually pick one subject they feel for and stick with it, rather than focusing on them all. This can be an issue academically, and some Slytherins may even drop out of school, but despite this their ambition will drive them to doing something they love, or they will have a downward spiral into depression. Lawyers, doctors and artists are often Slytherins.

charlieweasleys: Hogwarts House Psychoanalysis GryffindorTrue Gryffindors have a very strong sense of what is right and what is wrong, and...

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