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this is the post @wockenxfuss​ is referring to:

https://tianasweets.tumblr.com/post/155588019596/just-curious-if-youre-all-about-diversity 

Uhm, sorry I don’t mean to just crap on your feed because I really like it anyways

+ then proceeds to do exactly that …i can’t stand passive aggression esp. when you’re not really saying anything of value

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Place de la Bourse - Bordeaux, France

Designed by architect Ange-Jacque Gabriel, this palace was built between 1730 and 1775. It is located along the Garonne river, which flows through France and Spain. 

The main square once featured a statue of King Louis XV, who commissioned the palaces construction. This statue was destroyed during the French revolution, and was later replaced by the “Three Graces” fountain in the middle of the square. It represents Aglae (Splendour), Euphrosyne (Mirth) and Thalia (Good Cheer), the daughters of Zeus. 

Okay, I’m pretty much shaking with rage right now. 

There’s a post that so far has ended up three times on my dash. It started out from a good place (pointing out that the misogyny leveled at Melania Trump is not on, but that she is very much antisemitic and that such behavior is to be criticized). 

The problem is that the post that’s getting round and that’s been reblogged by bloggers I like and trust, has an addendum that’s basically ‘no wonder she’s antisemitic, she’s Eastern European, that’s like a hobby for them.’ 

And I’m just…. do you imagine that it’s okay to make xenophobic generalizations about us, just because there’s a small number of us on here and thus, the probability of one getting called out on one’s blatant hypocrisy lessens? 

All my fucking life, I’ve had to deal with shit getting uncritically lobbed at us. 

We’re thieves. 

We’re rapists. 

We bring tuberculosis and lice with us. 

We’re benefits moochers. 

Us women are cheap sexual objects for the thrills of Western tourists. 

And now, ‘we’re overwhelmingly antisemitic’ too, apparently, in spite of the fact that I’ve traveled extensively and can say that antisemitism, while very much present, isn’t stronger or more prevalent than many other places, the fucking Western world included. The irony is that, just a few posts below this, was the account of a Hasidic man who had been subjected to kids throwing rocks and hurling abuse at him in the heart of New York City, years before Trump was even an electoral blip. But, for some reason, it’s not ‘no wonder they’re antisemitic, they’re American, that’s like a hobby for them.’ I wonder why that fucking is? 

A friend put it best, I think: 

‘But Americans are Civilized First World People, dontcha know?’ 

Addendum: This isn’t a post for anti-semites, Neo-Nazis, far-right fucks or any other of their ilk. Fuck off. 

Telefèric de Barcelona.
Cable car in Barcelona.

Built in 1931. It was supposed to be ready for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, but for economic problems it had to wait.

Place de la Bourse - Bordeaux, France 

Built between 1730 and 1775, by Louis XV’s architect, Place de la Bourse is one of the most recognisable buildings in Bordeaux. It is a fine example of classic French architecture. 

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Evgenia presenting her short program at the European championships 2017

With a score of 78.92

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Vanessa and Morgan presenting their short program at the 2017 European Championship.

2nd place