Herodotus tells us that Xerxes I (the son of Darius) had two pontoon bridges built across the width of the Hellespont at Abydos, in order that his huge army could cross from Persia into Greece. This crossing was named by Aeschylus in his tragedy The Persians as the cause of divine intervention against Xerxes. According to Herodotus (vv.34), both bridges were destroyed by a storm and Xerxes had those responsible for building the bridges beheaded and the strait itself whipped. The Histories of Herodotus vii.33–37 and vii.54–58 give details of building and crossing of Xerxes’ Pontoon Bridges. Xerxes is then said to have thrown fetters into the strait, given it three hundred lashes and branded it with red-hot irons as the soldiers shouted at the water. [x]

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Because as a child I read fairytale after fairytale. I learned about cyclops’ and wizards. I learned about princess and castles and dragons and goblins, and you’re still the most magical thing I’ve ever seen.
—  //10:33

Slap me in the face, tear me apart.

Tell me you don’t love me anymore,
and never did.

I’ll still wake up tomorrow morning.
I’ll keep breathing.

—  5:33 PM (s.s)
Some awesome questions
  • 1-Name
  • 2-Age
  • 3-Name of best friend
  • 4-Describe your crush
  • 5-Name of crush
  • 6-Favorite quote
  • 7-Favorite movie
  • 8-Single or taken
  • 9-A band you hate
  • 10-Do you think in 10 years you will be single?
  • 11-Cats or dogs.
  • 12-Pink or blue
  • 13-Pizza or coffee
  • 14-The most important person in your life.
  • 15-Mom's name
  • 16-Do you believe in God?
  • 17-Do you have any tattoos?
  • 18-Are you afraid of death?
  • 19-Have you ever self harmed?
  • 20-Do you think you will be arrested at least once in your life?
  • 21-Are you cheating on your partner?
  • 22-The hunger games or harry potter
  • 23- Are you fat or skinny
  • 24- Pop or rock
  • 25- Your fav thing of your crush.
  • 26- Do you life christmas?
  • 27-What are you doing right now?
  • 28-Color or the pants you are wearing.
  • 29-Favorite tumblr user?
  • 30-Favorite url?
  • 31-Your opinion on school-
  • 32-Do you support gay rights?
  • 33-Are you racist?
  • 34-Are you sick?
  • 35-Ideal job?

anonymous asked:

I'm 19 and like a 33 year old. Is that to much of an age difference

It all depends on the person. I normally give my opinion but I get backlash for it so I’m just going to try and help you figure it out. Why are you interested in this person? Why are they interested in you? Is it just a physical attraction or is there an emotional attraction. Are you looking for a parent in this person because you didn’t have one growing up. If you have to ask a stranger on the internet then it doesn’t sounds like you’re very secure in the idea of dating someone that old.


baskin robbins cf (33s) - english subtitle


Billionaire George Soros spent $33 MILLION bankrolling Ferguson demonstrators to create ‘echo chamber’ and drive national protests

  • Hedge fund mogul’s Open Society Foundations made huge donations
  • Organizers bussed in from New York and D.C. to take over campaigning

  • Different cash recipients would repeat each others’ messages
  • Helped to keep events and messages at the top of news agenda
  • Soros cash, from speculating on markets, is given to many liberal causes

Liberal billionaire George Soros donated $33million to social justice organizations which helped turn events in Ferguson from a local protest into a national flashpoint.

The handouts, revealed in tax filings from Soros’s private foundation, were given to dozens of different groups which weighed in on the crisis.

Organizers from professional groups in Washington, D.C., and New York were bussed into the Missouri town to co-ordinate messaging and lobby to news media to cover events using the billionaire’s funding.

The flood of donations were uncovered in an analysis of the latest tax return by Soros’s Open Society Foundations by the Washington Times.

The cash was reportedly funneled into keeping up numbers of protesters in the community over a period of months by bringing in outside activists.

Meanwhile papers from think tanks were disseminated to bring in extra coverage of the civil unrest, also linked to the police killings of Eric Garner in Staten Island and Tamir Rice, 12, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Outlets which covered the research, and the movements themselves, included one, Colorlines, which Soros himself has funded.

The slew of organizations reportedly created their own online ‘echo chamber’, by using their extensive social media presences to ‘like’, repost and comment on articles putting across their point of view.

The director of Soros’s fund said that they have no direct control over the groups they give to, and said they are all trying to improve accountability.He told the Washington Times: ‘Helping groups combine policy, research [and] data collection with community organizing feels very much the way our society becomes more accountable.’The incidents, whether in Staten Island, Cleveland or Ferguson, were spontaneous protests - we don’t have the ability to control or dictate what others say or choose to say.’The Soros cash was also put to work driving buzzwords and social media campaigns to propel Ferguson into the national consciousness.One recipient of his funding is the Organization for Black Struggle, which in turned established a group called the Hands Up Coalition, that has helped make ubiquitous the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ slogan. The words are reference to how contentious witness accounts describing how Michael Brown was raising his hands in surrender when Ferguson officer Darren Wilson shot him dead this August.Soros also gave money to the Drug Policy Alliance, which worked on the perpetuation of the ‘black lives matter’ buzz phrase, which has been incorporated into speeches by political figures including Hillary Clinton. The billionaire’s fortune was made from speculating on financial markets, most notably making more than $1billion in the 1990s helping cripple the British financial system by speculation on the pound sterling.He is currently ranked at number 17 on the Forbes 400 rich list, with an estimated worth of $24 billion. 



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