dual nation


The High Court has ruled that Scott Ludlam, Larissa Waters, Fiona Nash, Barnaby Joyce, and Malcolm Roberts have all been invalidly elected and therefore ineligible for Parliament. Matt Canavan and Nick Xenophon have been deemed safe and will keep their seats (though Xenophon has already decided to resign and run for South Australian state parliament). Ludlam and Waters have already resigned before this. Roberts’ seat will likely go down the ticket to Fraser Anning, who only recently avoided bankruptcy (which would’ve made him also ineligible to be a Senator). Fiona Nash is the deputy leader of the Nationals so that’s just unfortunate for them.

And now the most important part of this: Barnaby Joyce, deputy PM and known Kiwi.

Joyce being the only member of the House of Reps instead of the Senate in the Citizen 7 means that the government no longer has a majority and there’ll be a by-election in Joyce’s seat (likely to be scheduled for December 2nd). Joyce can legally renounce his dual citizenship and re-run but if he/the LNP loses the seat that destroys their one seat majority and either need to form a coalition with other MPs (unlikely) or go to an early federal election.


anonymous asked:

Hi! Just curious on why you dislike Lance? Like what's your take on him? I do agree about your point in your tweets when it comes to some of his aggressive fans esp the antis but some of your hate towards him are unjustified. I hope you understand that I'm not starting a fight. Just want to know further where you're coming from.

Ahh nah dude!! I didn’t feel any aggression from this ask so it’s chill. I will preface this by apologizing for posting this on what for some may be Lance’s b-day, I literally just couldn’t get to it before hand!

Also, I’m gonna start this response with this: you use the word “unjustified” and I just wanna say that it’s okay for people to have unjustified dislike of a character. My dislike for Lance’s character is an entirely personal thing, and I’ve never pretended that it isn’t. 

I dislike his character because he reminds me of my bullies throughout school. People who use the “I tried so hard and someone who has more talent than me got that thing I was working so hard for without trying!!” argument to bully someone else suck. That simple. Lance often acts out and against Keith bc of his jealousy, and is unnecessarily cruel and inconsiderate (calling keith a drop out, how aggressive he is about shiro asking keith to take shiro into the BoM HQ, or even when Keith is wondering something about the blue lion and lance gets aggressive with him, among other things). Some might consider this playful but for my own personal interpretation it is not.

I grew up in a country where things that were easily accessible to me due to the multicultural nature of my household, were incredibly difficult to obtain and therefore coveted in said country. Namely, bilingualism and dual nationality, among other things. I’ve been in Keith’s position MULTIPLE times and have had my self-esteem and self-worth utterly destroyed by people because they were jealous of things that came “easily” to me, and attacked me relentlessly for years because I had said things and they felt entitled to it because they had “tried harder”. It took me years to even begin to understand why they did that.

My point is, feeling entitled to things because you “tried harder” is fucking bullshit and as someone who has met people like Lance over and over again, I can’t fucking stand him.

However, I’m not dismissing his role in the /story/, and I know they’re setting him up for a lot of growth in the upcoming seasons. That’s great. I just dislike him as a person, AS IT STANDS.

Studyblr Intro!!

Hi everybody!

 My name is Daye, and I just joined tumblr about a month ago (my terrible piece-of-junk sideblog which is mostly for my geek/nerd/guilty pleasures is @canadianrootstangledwithweeds) and really have loved silently watching the studyblr community; there is so much to learn and you all have such freaking pretty bujos so I started one for myself and decided to officially introduce myself! (Also high-key stole the template for this studyblr intro from @richstudy!)

Who am I:

  • I’m 19
  • My nationality is dual Canadian and American and my ethnicity is Filipino
  • I currently attend university in OR, USA, and I am double majoring in mechanical engineering and mathematics
  • I am working right now for a couple internships in Portland as a transportation and biomechanical engineering tech (both separate)
  • I have the biggest trouble condensing so as you can see this intro post will be terribly long and detailed and boring!!


  • I am a city girl at heart and love exploring Portland every afternoon after work (grew up in Seattle area and that was my main love)
  • I do a lot of talks at community colleges around the West Coast pushing for support of low-income and diverse families trying to get higher education
  • I used to run track and cross country before coming down with a health problem and love all things to do with running
  • My Netflix guilty pleasures are Sherlock, Parks and Rec, the Office, and recently How I Met Your Mother
  • I have played piano and sang for 12 years (classical, jazz, worship, alternative, classic rock, basically anything requested) and love all music except for most rap

Classes next term (yes there are a lot and I am determined not to die):

  • Applications of Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics of Materials lab
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Machine Dynamics/Vibrations
  • Servant Engineering I
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Res Life Seminar (I am RAing next year for a freshman dorm!)
  • History and Theology of Christianity

Why a studyblr?

  • By silently stalking the studyblr community I have loved just that - the community. Everyone is very open and inclusive and I want to be a part of it
  • Last semester was honestly hell (I started off with 22 technical credits) so I want to gain more tips and become more organised and this will help me be more accountable and motivated
  • I love looking at everyone’s bujos and notes and they are all so beautiful. I miss the creative part of my life that I had more time for in high school, and look at all of your posts reminded me that I could still have that while studying a technical major


  • Start and complete my first bullet journal
  • Be semi-active with my own original posts as well (I am not sure how much to commit yet because I am not sure how crazy this next engineer school term will be
  • Do something with masterposts (make one? use one?)
  • Complete the 100 days of productivity
  • Make new friends and learn new things/tips/strategies

Favourite studyblrs that inspired me:

@rivkahstudies | @mathbrain | @engineer-to-be | @studyblr | @eruditekid | @obsidianstudy | @celestial-stvdies | @sprouht-studies | @einstetic | @avocadocollege | @integrals-and-aesthetic | @hayley-studies

anonymous asked:

Hey, I'm a newly converted Het Swiftie (how could I be so blind?!) and I'm a bit confused over what a blind item is? Could you explain? Thanks a million.

Hi :) Welcome new Kaylor !! :) 

So, We call them Blinds in general :

1) Blind item : this website:   http://crazydaysandnights.net/

the site’s owner is an LA lawyer named Enty (he’s on twitter too ;)   

His “specialty” has been for more than 30 years, to digg up dirty secrets about celebrities, he knows a lot of ppl, informants, lives in LA… He posts his blinds with codes, no names (to avoid getting sued), comments come from anonymous ppl, and they give the answers..Some ppl are really good at this…

After a while, you understand how the scale works: the more famous/successful celebs are, the more A+ (or A++) they are ranked, the least famous: D List…. Foreign born = not American (nationality), Dual : means they do both (ex: tv & also movies (for example), or singing & acting too) , it also precises if they were nominated or won an Oscar, plus a few other things….Comments will help you identify who is who ;) 

Careful though: his blinds must be taken with a big grain of salt, bc with time we’ve determined that usually half of them are true: it depends on who they refer to, bc of the quality (or not) of the intel Enty’s getting at this moment…He also writes fake blinds to buzz, or to mock celebs (depending on his mood that day, or if he hates a celeb that week…). Others are ordered from PR teams working with celebs (for different reasons)… Enty isn’t a fan of Tay (bc he hates celebs who remain in the closet, and who beard a lot (like she does), so he’s not objective (in general)…

2) The other big site about blinds: Blind Gossip (BG)  : http://blindgossip.com/

Same deal basically, also works with PR teams to plant blinds sometimes, also has a rate of 50-50 of accuracy, depending on who they refer to….They’re less trashy/dark side than Enty’s ones, to be honest…

Comments on BG are sometimes more naive than on Enty’s….

(ex: on BG, in some blinds, still a good portion of comments regarding Tay doesn’t acknowledge “the Gay”, (even if they acknowledge the fake relationships (which is weird), whereas on Enty’s: almost no one still comments she’s straight (if they do, their comment has a very negative rate (yes, ppl can vote on comments too : that’s also the fun part on Enty’s site ;) 

So basically, regarding Tay : all the blinds (from both sites) combined, over the past 4 years (combined : there are about 35 of them now ?? a bit more ?), i’d say about 60-65% is accurate….The ones usually refering to the beards have better chances to be true, but we’ve had a few very fake ones this winter & spring, so, it depends….

For you (and the other newbies and Hets) discovering these sites, will show you a part of the “dark side”: you’ll learn a good deal about other (sometimes) very famous closeted celebrities, about PR relationships, bearding, cheating, drugs, prostitution & yachting (same) for models, young actresses…), it’ll surprise you.

Yep, there’s a lot going on for real……And even if half of all of these blinds is probably fake, the situations & celebs in them (esp the closeted ones, who appear on blinds frequently: usually for them, the closet part is, most of the time; true)

So enjoy :) 

Thousands Are Fleeing Venezuela by Two-Lane Border Bridge
For weeks, Venezuelans have been fleeing by the busload as President Nicolas Maduro consolidates autocratic power.

Meanwhile in Venezuela…

By Andrew Rosati

October 12, 2017, 4:00 AM EDT

From blue dawn until well past dark, Luis Martinez pushes a rickety hand truck piled high with luggage across a long, two-lane bridge linking Venezuela and Colombia.

On one day alone last month, Martinez crossed some 40 times.

“In a year, Venezuela is going to be left without people,” Martinez, 32, said as he caught his breath between trips.

For weeks, Venezuelans have been flocking by the busload to San Antonio del Tachira, a border town of some 62,000 residents, fleeing as President Nicolas Maduro consolidates autocratic power. The Simon Bolivar International Bridge is the avenue for an outpouring unprecedented in the history of this oil-rich nation. Crowds stream toward the bridge, attended by street hawkers selling juice, fried pastries and bus tickets and men who ferry their meager possessions to a new life.

According to Colombia’s migration authority, the number of foreigners entering Cucuta, the first major city across the bridge, more than doubled this summer. Over 50,000 came in August, up from 22,700 in June. The numbers don’t reflect dual nationals returning to their homeland, or thousands simply crossing into Colombia without passing official checkpoints.

“We have lived through dictatorships, but never before have so many people crossed the border like this,” said Franklyn Duarte, an opposition congressmen who represents Venezuela’s northwestern frontier in Tachira state. “What we have in Venezuela is anarchy.”

On taking office in 1999, President Hugo Chavez initiated two decades of brutal politics as part of a self-styled socialist revolution that started a rivulet of emigration from an affluent country whose citizens had little tradition of seeking their fortunes elsewhere. But the price of oil plunged, and the country fell into turmoil and bloody protests. In late July, Maduro, Chavez’s hand-picked successor, convened an all-powerful assemblycharged with rewriting the nation’s charter and persecuting his foes.

The rivulet became a flood as residents began pouring into San Antonio del Tachira.

“I never thought they’d actually go through with it,” said Wendy Fernandez, a 40-year-old medical-record archivist from Maracaibo. She decided to leave the sticky capital of Venezuela’s oil industry for Lima after a tear-gas canister left a gaping wound in her son’s forehead.

“This was the last straw,” she said pointing at an inch-long scar on the 19-year-old’s face. “Every time a window of hope opens, they close it.’

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Borussia Dortmund und Mittelfeldspieler Nuri Sahin haben sich auf eine vorzeitige Vertragsverlängerung bis zum 30. Juni 2019 geeinigt. Der türkische Nationalspieler, in Lüdenscheid geboren und in Meinerzhagen aufgewachsen, trägt – abgesehen von zwei kurzen Unterbrechungen – seit 16 Jahren das schwarzgelbe Trikot.

„Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Nuri bei uns bleibt. Er ist ein Kind der Region, ein richtig guter Typ, und im Verein Borussia Dortmund tief verwurzelt“, erklärte BVB-Chef Hans-Joachim Watzke.

Der 28 Jahre alte Sahin, der seit 2011 auch die deutsche Staatsbürgerschaft besitzt, schloss sich im Sommer 2001 dem Nachwuchs von Borussia Dortmund an. Im Alter von 16 Jahren und 355 Tagen debütierte er als jüngster Spieler in der Bundesliga, dessen jüngster Torschütze er zugleich ist. Seit dem Debüt im Jahr 2005 folgten bisher 203 weitere Einsätze (insgesamt 19 Tore) für den BVB. In der Meister-Spielzeit 2010/11 war Sahin eine zentrale Figur und wurde von den Bundesliga-Profis zum besten Spieler der Saison gewählt. Anschließend erfüllte er sich seinen Traum von einem Wechsel zu Real Madrid, kehrte aber nach anderthalb Jahren (über die Zwischenstation FC Liverpool) zu seinen Wurzeln zurück.

„Jeder weiß, wie wohl ich mich in Dortmund fühle – in der Stadt, in diesem Stadion mit unseren außergewöhnlichen Fans. Der BVB ist der Klub meines Herzens“, sagte der Mittelfeldspieler, der seine zwölfte Profisaison spielt.

„Auch wenn Nuri in den vergangenen beiden Jahren Pech mit Verletzungen hatte, hat er doch immer wieder gezeigt, dass er zurückkommen und einen sehr wichtigen Part in unserer jungen Mannschaft ausfüllen kann“, betonte Sportdirektor Michael Zorc, der Sahin nach seinem im Spiel bei Borussia Mönchengladbach erlittenen Teilriss des Außenbandes im Sprunggelenk eine schnelle Genesung wünscht. Hans-Joachim Watzke und Michael Zorc betonen unisono: „Wir hoffen, dass Nuri auf der Saison-Zielgeraden noch einmal eingreifen kann. Seine hohe sportliche und menschliche Qualität würde uns zweifellos dabei helfen, unser Saisonziel zu erreichen!“


BVB.de 25.04.17

Borussia Dortmund and midfielder Nuri Sahin have prematurely signed a contract extension until 30 June 2019. The Turkey international, who was born in Lüdenscheid and grew up in Meinerzhagen, has – with the exception of two brief spells away from the club – been a Black and Yellow for 16 years.

“We’re all delighted Nuri’s staying with us. He grew up in the region, he’s a really good guy and Borussia Dortmund is deeply ingrained in him,” explained BVB Chief Executive Officer Hans-Joachim Watzke.

The 28-year-old, who has had dual German and Turkish nationality since 2011, joined the Borussia Dortmund youth academy in the summer of 2001. Aged 16 years and 355 days he became the youngest player to ever play in the Bundesliga, and is the top-flight’s youngest-ever goalscorer too. Since making his debut in 2005, he has played for the club 203 times, scoring 19 goals. Sahin was a central figure in the title-winning season of 2010/11 and was selected for the Bundesliga Team of the Season by his fellow professionals. In the summer of 2011 he fulfilled his dream of moving to Real Madrid, but returned to his roots a year and a half later following a brief loan spell at English club Liverpool.

“Everyone knows how comfortable I feel in Dortmund – both in the city and in this stadium with our extraordinary fans. BVB is the club that belongs to my heart,” said the midfielder, who is now in his 12th season as a professional.

“Even though Nuri has had some bad luck with injuries in the past couple of years, he has still repeatedly shown that he can come back and fulfil a very important role in our young team,” emphasised Sporting Director Michael Zorc, who wished Sahin a speedy recovery after the player sustained a partial tear of the lateral collateral ligament in his ankle in the match with Borussia Mönchengladbach. Hans-Joachim Watzke and Michael Zorc both said: “We hope that Nuri can still make a comeback in the final weeks of the season. The high quality he offers in sporting and personal terms will undoubtedly help us to achieve our season objectives!”

anonymous asked:

I'm rolling at that healthcare anon. Holy shit

I should fuck off back to Britain apparently.

Also ironic because Alex is ALSO a British citizen (he’s got dual nationality)

anonymous asked:

If you don't mind me asking, what's your ethnicity? (If not it's fine lol, just curious) I LOVE UR ART OKAY BYE

I am so sorry yall! I wasn’t trying to ignore anyone. Busy summer.

My ethnicity is German, Polish, Jewish, and Hakka Chinese (nationality is dual Taiwanese and American).
Yeah, complicated 😊

i get that the uk isn’t in a position to seriously piss off the US but i hate how theresa may fell all over herself to be the first foreign head of govt to secure a visit with trump, the chummy way she held hands with him for a photo-op (gag) and her clearly calculating to water down her words on torture -which is an ECHR obligation the UK has signed up to on its own volition, and that travel ban which affects many british citizens (so now the DHS says it won’t apply to British dual nationals but if they travel to those countries they might still be affected & that still doesn’t deal with them being unable to meet family members?). her spinelessness about the us blanket ban on refugees- the protection of refugees is yet another ECHR obligation the UK signed up for. just her generally cowardly response to what are now not merely words, but trump’s policies. other european us allies like netherlands and germany have shown more spine. and yeah, i can see she’s doing all that because she hopes to clinch that free trade deal to smooth over the UK cutting itself out of the European Common Market and its 500 million customers. 

all the while peddling the fiction that the special r/ship is some sort of equal, frank exchange between good friends (lmao) instead of clearly this thing where the UK is all-too willing to dance to America’s tune, no matter how shitty. 


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anonymous asked:

Are VikNik Jr. and Eureka american? or do they have also the Japanese and Russian nationality?

Great question, Nonnie. Dual nationality is a tricky subject for a lot of countries and I am no expert (but have dual nationality myself, so for sure can say it can pose challenges)… My understanding is that it’s tricky in Japan because there are rules, but they’re not always enforced…? So, in this AU, we assume Yuuri and his parents kept to the rules and they collectively no longer have Japanese nationality.  (Per rules, Japan has its nationals with foreign citizenship choose one sole citizenship before he age of 22. Nationals that voluntarily accept nationality in another country loose their Japanese nationality (involuntary citizenship, like through marriage, is not the case).) By choosing to be U.S. citizens, Yuuri’s family would’ve lost their Japanese citizenship based on the regulations stipulated by Japan. By default, Yuuri’s children are - from his side - American. 

Similarly, Viktor has a lot of feelings about his Russian background, as we know from LSETHM, and while the Russian Fed allows for dual/foreign nationalities to be held concurrently to Russian nationality, citizens (as in many other countries - major tip for those with dual nationalities,) will be subject to the same laws, protections, or lack thereof as a Russian citizen while in the confines of the country (and Viktor knows this the hard way!). Viktor decides with Yuuri he doesn’t want their children to have Russian citizenship – they don’t travel there much anyway.

VikNik Jr. is just American. But, funny story, Eureka does have dual citizenship. Their surrogate has her in Canada, so baby girl is both American and, technically, has access to Canadian citizenship…