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Guys, I realise most of you are US based and don’t realise this, but the next General Election in the UK will decide what we as a country want out of our system. 

We literally have the most left wing manifesto out of the labour party we’ve seen in years - they’re finally not just a centrist, almost policy for policy but slightly more left version of the tories. 

However, right-wing media is attempting to destroy our left wing leader. They’re smearing him left, right and centre. Hopelessly trying to make him out to be an ‘incapable leader’, as though ANY of the leaders we’ve had in the past few decades were the most respectable of people. 

Our right wing leader is essentially Cruella De Vil down to wanting to lift the ban on fox hunting. 

Can we talk about this more as a site?

You all blogged for Trump vs Clinton. Now can we pay attention to the rise of the right wing else where? Our left wing is promising nationalisation, free education and taxing the rich to fill our gaps but people still want to vote Tory despite them looking to privatise our health care, rip it to shreds first by giving their friends jobs in management and toss our education system up in the air. All because 1) Not enough people are voting and 2) the right wing is playing dirty tricks. 

What happens in our General Election decides how the UK interacts with Trump. Currently, Theresa is a loyal lap dog without a back bone to speak of. Be aware that politics in other countries exists.

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British weatherman Liam Dutton EFFORTLESSLY pronouncing the seemingly near-impossible name of a Welsh town: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

Y’all. This might seem just like a fun moment where a weatherman pronounced an impressively long word. But it’s so much more than that.

Wales is a part of the United Kingdom that seldom gets the same attention, especially internationally, as other parts of the UK (ex., England, Scotalnd or Northern Ireland). The people of Wales have their own distinct language and culture – both of which ahve often been looked down upon historically by other British peoples. In particular, the English-speaking politicians of old and new sought to make the UK an English-speaking country – leading to the decline and death of many of Britain’s languages. Languages are deeply tied to cultural heritage, and this could be said to be part of a greater effort to reduce cultural pride in minority ethnic groups in the UK. As such, over the past 200 years, Welsh as a language has been nearing language death. 

The Welsh people were not okay with this Anglicization of their nation. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch intentionally gave their town this long name in the 1860s – making it the longest name of any railroad post in Britain – as an effort to raise awareness about the Welsh language, which was beginning to die out. Today, Welsh is even closer to language death, but is slowly making a comeback. People like Liam Dutton, who are raising awareness of the Welsh language and culture in their everyday life, are helping to make that happen.

TL;DR: Liam Dutton is a badass, and this might seem minor, but this sort of visibility for an oft-forgotten British language and culture is absolutely amazing. 

Yo I’m looking for book recs. Anything that would be clumped together with the following books:

- Percy Jackson
- Skulduggery Pleasant
- Bartimaeus Trilogy
- Lockwood & Co
- Artemis Fowl

There’s a certain type of similarity these books have in their audience and appeal, though I can’t quite identify what that is. But if anyone has suggestions for other books in this kind of cluster of books, I’d appreciate the recommendation.

anonymous asked:

Gypsy isn't a slur. Besides there are more groups than just Romani. only sjws think that's a slur and actual gypsies are not offended by that word.

i know there are more groups than just Romani (which is an umbrella term for numerous sub-groups btw)…they are treated appallingly here in Europe so don’t condescend to me (esp. since you don’t even live here)

but anyways i think i’ll continue listen to actual Romani mutuals who’ve taken the time to educate me on why it’s a derogatory term rather than some faceless anon who most likely doesn’t even belong to that ethnic group

like how dare you dismiss Romani ppl who might object to that term as “sjws”…just piss off mate -_-

Masterlist of Studyblrs

Hey guys! I have compiled a list of studyblrs and organized them both by year and major (if they’re in university or college). The studyblrs with * by the urls are the ones that I currently follow!

As you can see, this  list has gotten quite long  and for those who don’t know i go to school in Canada meaning I don’t understand how grades work in the UK or other countries so when it comes time that i post this masterlist and I put you in the wrong year please feel free to message me and ill change it to the proper year asap!!

If you reblogged the post with the information and I did not add you, I apologize but I lost track sometimes where I was in the lists and might have skipped you.

Feel free to add what year you are or what you’re studying in the reblogs or tags!! Follow those who are in the same year as you or studying the same subject, or follow anyone if you’re looking for new people to follow.

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