Die Kronprinzessin hat’s drauf. Sehr spaßig, diese…

Die Kronprinzessin hat’s drauf. Sehr spaßig, diese wissenschaftlich angehauchten Memes.

rymdslottet:

Fotnot: Prinsessan slarvar lite när hon utgår ifrån att varje enskild dag är den längsta någonsin. Dygnets längd varierar med någon millisekund under kalenderåret pga jetströmmar och säsongsrelaterade skiftningar i Jordens massa. Rotationshastigheten påverkas också av kraftiga jordbävningar. Jordbävningen i Indiska Oceanen 2004 (9,1 på richterskalan) kortade dygnet med 6,8 mikrosekunder. Men tendensen är obestridlig: det genomsnittliga dygnets längd ökar med 15-25 mikrosekunder per år.

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raaawrbin: I feel like very few, or at least not many of the…

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.

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When I heard the news that the openly racist and homophobic Björn Söder has become the vice-Speaker of the Swedish Parliament (vice talman)

stockholmdykes:

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Leider wahr – Björn Söder, Parteisekretär der rechtspopulistischen Schwedendemokraten, ist zweiter Stellvertreter des Reichstagspräsidenten geworden.

Betrüblich, aber die Forderungen, das nicht zu akzeptieren, muss ich zurückweisen – es ist demokratische Sitte im Reichstag, der drittgrößten Partei den zweiten Stellvertreter zuzuweisen. Man kann die Spielregeln nicht ändern, wenn einem die Mitspieler nicht passen. Das schwedische Volk hat leider so gewählt. Wenn man etwas dagegen unternehmen will, dann muss man nächstes Mal für ein anderes Wahlergebnis kämpfen.

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