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America, Bad, and Children: There is no such thing as an American dream n Europe we try to be civil and have empathy queeranarchism: queerautism: queeranarchism: love-geofffree: designatedheckingadult: queeranarchism: LOL NOPE Europe is racist as fuck. Europe has armed gaurds and high fences on its borders. Europe makes it illegal to rescue refugees at sea. Europe locks up refugee children. Europe has killer cops that shoot teenagers of color. Europe is full of fascist politicians nostalgically fantasizing about ethnic cleansing. Not a day goes by without attacks on Muslims. Fuck Europe. Can confirm. The problem with England (I can’t talk for the rest of Europe) is that our racism and our xenophobia and all our bigoted views manifest in a different way then America, and we use this to claim that it doesn’t exist, even when our country is built on it. We are taught that the British empire was a good thing, and pretty much no one here knows anything about colionisation and our role in most current world problems. But the amount of times that I’ve tried to talk about any issue within England and been shut down with the claim “well we’re not as bad as America”. That’s why the trump protests were so important. We are constantly looking to America to justify our own bigotry. We’ll call America out on their unjust wars, and ignore the fact our own army and government was supporting them. Listen, I like my country- I like that we have a rich history (not that I support it, but heck, everyone likes learning about the Roman Empire, doesn’t mean they think it’s a good thing), I like that we have countrysides and big diverse towns like London, I like that we love fish and chips and curry sauce, I love our old pubs and traditional pub food, I like that we have the NHS (though I dislike how it’s run), I like our sense of dry gallows humour, I like our film and tv industry, I love our history of theatre, I love our myths and legends. But god damn are we historically an awful country, and have we ever tried to make reparations? Our actions are still affecting other countries and ruining life. I don’t like the empire, I don’t like what the monarchy stands for, I don’t like our politicians that spew bigotry and hate, I don’t like our press which are like vultures, I don’t like the power the BBC has to cover-up actual sexual abuse and rape, I hate Katie Hopkins and that she has any platform to spew her hate, I hate Brexit and that it was founded on hate, I hate how we think our lives are more valuable than that of refuges or immigrants, I hate that we don’t think that we are directly or indirectly responsible for a lot of the refugees and asylum seekers that exist today, I hate that we have a system that is actively leading to the deaths of disabled people and that even when investigated by the UN and told to change because we were violating human rights we refused, I hate how we support America’s bigotry and then use their country as a shield when accused of our own bigotry. I hate that we, as a country, are incapable of accepting responsibility and making amends for our terrible actions. Incredibly well put. One of the tricky things is that every European country has their own fictional self image which it keeps repeating to convince itself it’s not a bigoted shithole. In the UK it’s very much focused on being better than the US, being civilized and polite and stylish, while.. ya know… having a lot of blood on its hands and doing all the same racist and bigoted shit everyone else is doing. In the Netherlands it’s focused on being ‘tolerant’ and gay-friendly and having semi-legal weed, while.. ya know… having a lot of blood on its hands and doing all the same racist and bigoted shit everyone else is doing.  In Germany it’s focused on having ‘learned from the second world war’ and being ‘better now, while . . ya know… having a lot of blood on its hands and doing all the same racist and bigoted shit everyone else is doing. And so on.. every European country considers itself either an underdog or a pioneer or a peak of civilization or small and quirky and of course they all consider themselves so much better than the US while doing all the same racist and bigoted shit everyone else is doing.  https://metro.co.uk/2016/10/27/man-severely-beaten-after-being-told-to-speak-f-english-speaks-out-6218523/ I still remember exactly how it felt to read about this man being brutally asssulted, HIT ON THE FACE WITH A PLANK OF WOOD, in London, a city I lived next to and visited all the time, simple because he was speaking my native language in public. I remember breaking down sobbing because of how many people in this country I love hate me so fucking much for being born somewhere else. IIRC, there was another similar incident on the underground this past April. So tell me more about the supposed lack of xenophobia and racism in Europe These sort of things are sometimes best articulated by people who did not grow up here and suddenly experience it all at once. Pretty much every exchange student of color that I’ve spoken to in the Netherlands has recounted an experience to me that went pretty much like this: Day 1: “Yay! The Netherlands! Country of tolerance and gay rights!” Day 2: “Huh, that person was really friendly to me and did like 15 micro-aggression, that was weird” Day 4: “Waaaaaiiitt… why does this happen constantly? Are people messing with me?  Am I imagining this? Do I just misunderstand their culture? The Netherlands can’t be this racist.” Day 10: “Oh my god, I’m not imagining it, people actually are this racist and they think they’re not! WTF” Day 12: “Holy crap, if I try to point out a micro-aggression people go from super friendly to hyper aggressive screaming in my face in about 5 seconds. And people I thought I could trust jump to their defense. What is this hellscape?” Day 13: “Everything I thought I knew about the Netherlands is wrong. This place is so racist.” Day 14: “Holy crap, is that a primary school teacher in black face?” A Muslim girl was drowned in a river by school bullies and found with bite marks and the police are trying to write it off as her forgetting she couldn’t swim and jumping in the river to cool down? A local fisherman saw it all but was written off as being drunk even though he wasn’t. The school of the girl and the bullies is trying to change it’s name so it will no longer be associated with the incident.The school was Broad Oak Sports College. The river was River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester. The girl was Shukri Abdi and she was 12 years old and her and her family recently moved from Somalia. She was the eldest of 5 and her mum is completely distraught, and her uncle has been trying to point out that it wasn’t just a “tragic accident”.Racism still exists in the most horrific forms in the UK.
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England, Fucking, and Stephen: A Portrait of James Il's 'Husband' Has Reappeared in Glasgovw "I desire only to live in this world for your sake," the king wrote to him. BY NATASHA FROST SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 A LOST PORTRAIT OF THE man whom English king James I referred to as his "husband," "sweet heart," and the one he loved "more than anvone else" has emerged from conservation work and been authenticated, after having been mistaken for a copy for centuries, the BBC reports. George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham, rose to prominence in court after catching the king's eye at a hunt. This 17th-century painting of him, now known to be by the Flemish great Peter Paul Rubens, had been concealed by layers of dirt, as well as later "improvements." In the painting, Villiers is depicted wearing an elaborate lace collar and a sash. He was known for his good looks, and had been described as "the handsomest-bodied man in all of England," with a "lovely complexion." James I lavished attention and care on him, and called him "Steenie" after St. Stephen, who was said to have had the face of an angel. However, whether Villiers and James I were lovers in the modern sense of the word has been a source of some contention. In their letters, James I states how he wept so profusely at their parting "that I can scarcelv see to write. But scholars have argued that such sentiments are not atypical of male friendship in the 17th and 18th centuries. The rumors flared up upon the 2008 discoverv of a secret passage in one of the king's homes linking their bedchambers. runawayrat: squidsticks: King James I: *builds secret tunnel connecting his room to the room of a man he calls his husband* Historians: it’s very hard to tell what kind of relationship they would have had, let’s not look at this through a 21st century lens Im fucking deceased
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Bigfoot, Fucking, and Google: 11:39 PM points 23 hours ago I believe you can't find one reputable source to support your claim. I have linked the Wikipedia article about the disease as well as a BBC article You. Have. Produced. Nothing So, whos the troll? DONE HIDE ROOT PARENT : 2 points 22 hours ago You've produced a link to a BBC article that says a woman claims she has Aquagenic Urtecaria so severe that she'll die if she drinks a cup of water, but she lives on Diet Coke 1) Aquagenic urtecaria is a skin condition. It is not fatal. It does not produce anaphylaxis, and calling it an allergy is a misnomer, because it is not caused by any of the physiological processes that cause allergic reactions. They don't even know what causes it 2) Diet Coke is more than 90% water. Orange Juice is almost 90% water. Whole milk is almost 90% water. Every lungful of air she breathes is about 4% water. Every bite of foud she sticks in her gob has water in it Her own shit is 75% water. Her blood plasma is an aqueous solution that is 92% water, 8% plasma proteins, and trace amounts of minerals. You can find all of this information for yourself on Google. You cannot be allergic to water. If you believe this woman's claims, which have mostly been covered by The Dail Mail and equally reputable sources, then you're a damn fool. You probably also believe in Bat Boy, Bigfoot, and the Loch Ness Monster, all of which have been covered by the BBC Either way, I don't care if you want to be willfully stupid, and it isn't my job to fix you, ya fucking troll Redditor calls out medical hoax.
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A Dream, Africa, and Bailey Jay: A Malawian teenager named William Kamkwamba taught himself how to build a windmill out of junk and bring power to his village. He then went on to build a second, larger windmill to power irrigation pumps. He did this all from books he read in the library. Ultrafacts.tumblr.com WHOHAE WIND THE BOY OHARNESS nBryan Mealer Ekeabeth Zunon A ouwd sothond below nd ghzed at thi stranje machinc ultrafacts: William had a dream of bringing electricity and running water to his village. And he was not prepared to wait for politicians or aid groups to do it for him. The need for action was even greater in 2002 following one of Malawi’s worst droughts, which killed thousands of people and left his family on the brink of starvation. Unable to attend school, he kept up his education by using a local library. Fascinated by science, his life changed one day when he picked up a tattered textbook and saw a picture of a windmill. Mr Kamkwamba told the BBC News website: “I was very interested when I saw the windmill could make electricity and pump water. “I thought: ‘That could be a defense against hunger. Maybe I should build one for myself’.” When not helping his family farm maize, he plugged away at his prototype, working by the light of a paraffin lamp in the evenings. But his ingenious project met blank looks in his community of about 200 people. “Many, including my mother, thought I was going crazy,” he recalls. “They had never seen a windmill before.” [x] In 2014, William Kamkwamba received his 4 year degree at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire where he was a student. (Fact Source) For more facts, follow Ultrafacts

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England, Stephen, and Tumblr: squidsticks A Portrait of James l's Husband' Has Reappeared in Glasgow "I desire only to live in this world for your sake," the king wrote to him. BY NATASHA FROST SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 0) A LOST PORTRAIT OF THE man whom English king James I referred to as his "husband," "sweet heart," and the one he loved "more than anyone else" has emerged from conservation work and been authenticated, after having been mistaken for a copy for centuries, the BBC reports, George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham, rose to prominence in court after catching the king's eye at a hunt. This 17th-century painting of him, now known to be by the Flemish great Peter Paul Rubens, had been concealed by layers of dirt, as well as later improvements." In the painting, Villiers is depicted wearing an elaborate lace collar and a sash. He was known for his good looks, and had been described as "the handsomest-bodied marn in all of England," with a "lovely complexion." James I lavished attention and care on him, and called him Steenie" after St. Stephen, who was said to have had In the painting, Villiers is depicted wearing an elaborate lace collar and a sash. He was known for his good looks, and had been described as "the handsomest-bodied man in all of England," with a “lovely complexion." James I lavished attention and care on him, and called him Steenie" after St. Stephen, who was said to have had the face of an angel. However, whether Villiers and James I were lovers in the modern sense of the word has been a source of some contention. In their letters James I states how he wept so profusely at their parting, "that I can scarcely see to write." But scholars have argued that such sentiments are not atypical of male friendship in the 17th and 18th centuries. The rumors flared up upon the 2008 discovery of a secret passage in one of the king's homes linking their bedchambers King James I: *builds secret tunnel connecting his room to the room of a man he calls his husband* Historians: it's very hard to tell what kind of relationship they would have had, let's not look at this through a 21st century lens Fuente: squidsticks 117,177 notas Dammit straight people

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Birthday, Church, and England: Monty Python too white for today's BBC uihew Moore MedireondentT guys who move to London n a nat Theyre even Church of England once The sketch show, which television to denounce a diverse enough, the BBCS nHele o ce sa oho sa resticulate. Of course, not same estimate, Peter share, thejokes feel quite familiar andit feels like you're not breaking any new ground or telling or a new story then like Monty Python that feature goes off at the hauled themselves on to starred Michaet Pain ls not bidge white blokes would not funny stimate. hetn looks very tawa, yu ponations head of comedy has to start aonder ronrlates have omedy stars from John Cleese and auit suceessful television carers James Marttéor e head of comedy said brand of comedy that modern eyes. What, you outraged prelates have by the BBCtoday, the Headded Its about how originalthe yoice you have, rather than what school of which are now more than 50 years old, have many years of laughter Enic ldie to Stephen Fry and Hugh Lau- unveiled by the BBC Henry birthday special hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald and a lowe'en episode of Inside No 9, the hit their sell-by date. Nowadays, Monty honing their craft at Cambridge Comment live Hal- Footlights, but thenational broadcaster Monty Python. If the surreal brand of humoursilliness, I wonder how 5o now looking for more diversity senes Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith from The Leugue of Gentlemen, BBC Three has also handed three pilots to ri gave a break to Tim omedy doesn't age was groundbreaking and many well. Ask any innovative back in the Sixties, it doesn't look that age of 30 like me can sit through nonsense about Bill Oddie, who went on to form The and Olivia Colman nd crave sketchh shows and sitcoms dies. Other former members in actor. Gags that must have way today, As times have knights who say "ni or a Hounslow Girtby Ambreen Raz- ia, the Welsh coming-of-age story In My Skin by Kayleigh Peter Cook, Emma Thompson had the groundlings splitting their sides back has lost the shock factor much more than a changed. Monty Python dead parrot and raise ers had heard enough about the in the Bards day leave on which a lot of its and success depended. It reflect that bishops of the James Marriott is metropolitan, educated experience modern audiences stoney faced, however hard the show Tash and EBie by Natasi Demetriou and Ellie Whit Last year the media res lator Ofcom told the BBC seems almost quaint to The Times vith a sense of place", claimed Shane actors g llen, controller of BBC comedy e who reflect modern world and have got something to say that's different and we haven't seen The show's stars, David Mitchell and Robert Webb, were both members of the Footlights comedy group at Cam His, comments came as the BBC range of its led a seri mes fronted by female and ethnic es of new comedy pro- ge been told When you look at the ones recent comedies) that have done well caster's shows as too tr tional and risk-averse Asked if the drive risked discrimina-It's about telling stories that havent ting against teenagers who happenedto win a place at Oxbridge, Mr Allen in- fr Allen cited recent BBC Three etch show Fiamalam, which has an all- ack cast orporation was giving a platform to sisted there was no class war ban on they've got a really specific sense of ewtalent. Hesaid it had been 50 years "posh people" appearing on television place," he said, picking out award-win- t as an example of how the April that a row overal 35 Python, which he de However, he indicated that shows ning mockumentary This Country, set s The Young Offenders in a deprived Cotswolds village, and ducer-led gang show like Channel 4's acclaimed Peep Show, pres resign. ing to assemble a team about the lives of two middle-class BBC "If a sitcom comes in about three ow it's not going to be six Oxbridge graduates who share a flat after uni about two miscreant Irish teenagers versity, were not a priority for the BBC going to be a diverse <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/175181203677/nunyabizni-this-is-the-most-wrong-thing-i-have" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://nunyabizni.tumblr.com/post/175181186232/this-is-the-most-wrong-thing-i-have-ever-laid-eyes" class="tumblr_blog">nunyabizni</a>:</p><blockquote><p>This is the most wrong thing I have ever laid eyes on</p></blockquote> <p>*pours myself a full pint of bourbon*</p></blockquote>

friendly-neighborhood-patriarch: nunyabizni:This is the most wrong thing I have ever laid eyes on *pours myself a full pint of bourbon*

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England, Stephen, and Target: A Portrait of James Il's 'Husband' Has Reappeared in Glasgovw "I desire only to live in this world for your sake," the king wrote to him. BY NATASHA FROST SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 A LOST PORTRAIT OF THE man whom English king James I referred to as his "husband," "sweet heart," and the one he loved "more than anvone else" has emerged from conservation work and been authenticated, after having been mistaken for a copy for centuries, the BBC reports. George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham, rose to prominence in court after catching the king's eye at a hunt. This 17th-century painting of him, now known to be by the Flemish great Peter Paul Rubens, had been concealed by layers of dirt, as well as later "improvements." In the painting, Villiers is depicted wearing an elaborate lace collar and a sash. He was known for his good looks, and had been described as "the handsomest-bodied man in all of England," with a "lovely complexion." James I lavished attention and care on him, and called him "Steenie" after St. Stephen, who was said to have had the face of an angel. However, whether Villiers and James I were lovers in the modern sense of the word has been a source of some contention. In their letters, James I states how he wept so profusely at their parting "that I can scarcelv see to write. But scholars have argued that such sentiments are not atypical of male friendship in the 17th and 18th centuries. The rumors flared up upon the 2008 discoverv of a secret passage in one of the king's homes linking their bedchambers. squidsticks: King James I: *builds secret tunnel connecting his room to the room of a man he calls his husband* Historians: it’s very hard to tell what kind of relationship they would have had, let’s not look at this through a 21st century lens

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Puma, Camera, and Nature: While filming a nature documentary for the BBC, camera crews captured the last few moments of a puma who had fallen into quicksand. (1982)

While filming a nature documentary for the BBC, camera crews captured the last few moments of a puma who had fallen into quicksand. (1982)

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Arguing, Broomstick, and Cheating: THE TELETUBBIES HAVE OFFICIALLY HAD KIDS FEEL OLD YET? <p><a href="https://bubblebootybert.tumblr.com/post/172120223812/elodieunderglass-moneysltd-moldyfingers" class="tumblr_blog">bubblebootybert</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://elodieunderglass.tumblr.com/post/172118682872/moneysltd-moldyfingers" class="tumblr_blog">elodieunderglass</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://moneysltd.tumblr.com/post/171964940737/moldyfingers-termytheantisocialbutterfly" class="tumblr_blog">moneysltd</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://moldyfingers.tumblr.com/post/171937063091/termytheantisocialbutterfly-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">moldyfingers</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://termytheantisocialbutterfly.tumblr.com/post/171932194775/libertarirynn-are-you-telling-me-that-the" class="tumblr_blog">termytheantisocialbutterfly</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/171931882199/are-you-telling-me-that-the-teletubbies-have" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Are you telling me that the Teletubbies have, canonically, fucked? Because I am very uncomfortable with that information.</p></blockquote> <p>Um wat</p> </blockquote> <p>turns out they’re called the tiddlytubbies and they have names</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1161" data-orig-width="778"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4a3ab3c74f7e20cd8be53a86ff20bf16/tumblr_inline_p5p445rlGU1t1rsqs_540.png" data-orig-height="1161" data-orig-width="778"/></figure><p>most likely umby pumby is la la’s kid and duggle dee is po’s. Yellow and red make orange, so Po and La La got together to have Ruru. </p> <p>Nin is purple, so that one is Tinky Winky’s. Dipsy’s is Daa daa because they’re both green. but look at daa daa’s antenna. seems a bit similar to la la’s no? la la and dipsy had some shit on the side.  </p> <p>po, that other cheating fuck, had ping with tinky winky because ping is pink and that’s suspiciously similar to red and purple. also check out that fucking antenna. same as tinky winky’s. can’t hide the facts. po and la la were cheating on each other and now they have a shit ton of kids to pretend aren’t theirs. </p> <p>tinky winky and dipsy also aren’t innocent in this. the actual color of mi mi is an aqua green. green and blue. dipsy and tinky winky had mi mi AND they probably had Baa too. they had TWO KIDS and they’re off getting some tubby custard on the side. </p> <p>scandals galore in that damn superdome. </p> </blockquote> <p>A diagram for everyone who does not understand either. I found that the only pairs who had not had children together according to the above were Po and Dipsy, and Tinkywanky and Lala. Coincidentally Po, Lala and Tinkywanky all have children with only one confirmed parent. Considering the amount of cheating going on here, its quite likely that these children were the product of these pairs which have supposedly not boned. The suspected parents of these children have been indicated with dotted lines. An orgy happened here.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="377" data-orig-width="751"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/dca9f8fa7825674da10267d74e6d1dc7/tumblr_inline_p5qq458OMk1s3pojy_540.png" data-orig-height="377" data-orig-width="751"/></figure></blockquote> <p>So @eternalstrigoli sent me this asking how it fits in with the Adult Teletubbies lore from my dream. I’m happy to say that it does fit in, although not in the way people expect. <br/></p><p>In my dream lore, the Teletubbies on the popular show are actually toddlers, the captive young of a long-lived species of giant ancient cryptid. In my dream, the adult form of the Teletubby was an enormous shambling forest god. <br/></p><p>Weirdly, this was supported by the statement from the BBC in the wake of the Gay Tinky Winky conversation, when they argued that the male-identified character’s use of a handbag was innocent, and in no way a marker of his orientation: <b>“Tinky Winky is simply a sweet, technological baby with a magic bag.”</b></p><p>That’s right, the Beeb has stated that Tinky Winky is a <i>baby</i>.</p><p>You see, my theory says that the Tiddlytubbies, the reboot’s new “babies”, are indeed older babies or young toddlers. I argue that they are about the equivalent of one-year-old humans. The range could be from about 9 months to 18 months; but I’d say generally you would expect one-year-old humans to do the things the Tiddlytubbies do. They babble, tumble, toddle and play like slightly drunk kittens. They’re at the intersection of baby/toddler; capable of bumbling (toddling) around on their own, and they are reasonably autonomous, but still needing to be cared for and always falling over. In terms of physiology, they do resemble 1-year-olds, with the same physical proportions you would expect in a human of that age.<br/></p><p>The Teletubbies, by contrast, are more like… 3 or 4 year olds. They’re toddlers, older ones, not quite school-age: developmentally capable of having short conversations, setting up games and activities, and performing simple self-care (preparing food, putting themselves to bed). In terms of physiology, they do have the cutely rounded/stubby appearance associated with this age of toddlers, who traditionally have those classic potbellies and little round butts that stick out. <br/></p><p>And again, the BBC has stated that <i>the Teletubbies are babies</i>, not sexual beings at all.<br/></p><p>Thus, I don’t think the existence of the Tiddlytubbies suggests that the Teletubbies from the show produced them. Using the lore from the dream, they are young captive infants, being brought up in the same controlled conditions as the existing older toddlers. Within several years, this new crop of infants may approach the size and development of the existing Original Four. And, perhaps, replacing them…<br/></p></blockquote> <p class="npf_quote" data-npf='{"subtype":"quote"}'>I think I’m having an aneurism. </p></blockquote> <p>This post is canceled. Everyone go home.</p>
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