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18th April 2014

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der-prinz-aus-stahl:

rtrixie:

im-just-a-reaction:

rangerofdiscord:

the-unpopular-opinions:

As a Latin American, I get really disappointed when I see people in the U.S. who are socialists. After all Latin America has passes through… I just can’t believe there are still people in the U.S. who believe socialism works.
Che Guevara used to rape women and kill innocent people. Seriously, he literally used to get horny with blood of the people he used to kill. He was a mass murderer thristy for blood. Fidel Castro isn’t so different. The Cuba Dictatorship killed about 87.000 people, and still kills to this day. According to Forbes, Fidel Castro is richer than the queen of England. Cubans are his slaves. Cubans work really hard and their wage is only 30 fucking dollars per month. 360 fucking dolars per year. Hell, even the daughter of Fidel Castro hates her father and truly believes he is a murderer.
Not to mention Venezuela, Argentina and Brazil, that are in their way to live in a dictatorship (although Venezuela is already one) and they have extreme violence. Venezuela is living in a civil war right now; Argentina has the biggest inflation in America Latina; Brazil has 50-70 thousand homicides PER FUCKING YEAR. I live in Brazil and the president is trying to censor the internet (her party created a law that regulates the internet), so maybe this is the last time I can complain about it here!
And then there are Americans who still think socialism works. GO FUCK YOURSELF. Socialism ruined Latin America and is till ruining and you still think socialism works! I would love to escape from here and move to Texas, because living in the U.S. is still way better than living here, but you fucking idiots don’t fucking realize that.
I just can’t believe that are still Americans who believe in socialism. I can’t believe it.
Oh, and also, Obama is fucking idiot who doesn’t even care what’s happening in Venezuela right now, and he’s also pro-Russia. 
Sorry about the bad English. I’m not fluent yet.

THATS NOT FUCKING HOW IT’S SUPPOSED TO WORK THOUGH
THOSE PEOPLE ARE NOT SOCIALISTS, THEY ARE PEOPLE WHO USE SOCIALISM/COMMUNISM AS A FRONT FOR TYRANNY
REAL ACTUAL COMMUNISM AND SOCIALISM WOULD BE WAY BETTER THAN CAPITALISM

Every time.

found the commie

"REAL ACTUAL COMMUNISM WOULD BE WAY BETTER THAN CAPITALISM!"
Posted from a Macbook™ Pro™ in a Starbucks™ ;)

der-prinz-aus-stahl:

rtrixie:

im-just-a-reaction:

rangerofdiscord:

the-unpopular-opinions:

As a Latin American, I get really disappointed when I see people in the U.S. who are socialists. After all Latin America has passes through… I just can’t believe there are still people in the U.S. who believe socialism works.

Che Guevara used to rape women and kill innocent people. Seriously, he literally used to get horny with blood of the people he used to kill. He was a mass murderer thristy for blood. Fidel Castro isn’t so different. The Cuba Dictatorship killed about 87.000 people, and still kills to this day. According to Forbes, Fidel Castro is richer than the queen of England. Cubans are his slaves. Cubans work really hard and their wage is only 30 fucking dollars per month. 360 fucking dolars per year. Hell, even the daughter of Fidel Castro hates her father and truly believes he is a murderer.

Not to mention Venezuela, Argentina and Brazil, that are in their way to live in a dictatorship (although Venezuela is already one) and they have extreme violence. Venezuela is living in a civil war right now; Argentina has the biggest inflation in America Latina; Brazil has 50-70 thousand homicides PER FUCKING YEAR. I live in Brazil and the president is trying to censor the internet (her party created a law that regulates the internet), so maybe this is the last time I can complain about it here!

And then there are Americans who still think socialism works. GO FUCK YOURSELF. Socialism ruined Latin America and is till ruining and you still think socialism works! I would love to escape from here and move to Texas, because living in the U.S. is still way better than living here, but you fucking idiots don’t fucking realize that.

I just can’t believe that are still Americans who believe in socialism. I can’t believe it.

Oh, and also, Obama is fucking idiot who doesn’t even care what’s happening in Venezuela right now, and he’s also pro-Russia. 

Sorry about the bad English. I’m not fluent yet.

THATS NOT FUCKING HOW IT’S SUPPOSED TO WORK THOUGH

THOSE PEOPLE ARE NOT SOCIALISTS, THEY ARE PEOPLE WHO USE SOCIALISM/COMMUNISM AS A FRONT FOR TYRANNY

REAL ACTUAL COMMUNISM AND SOCIALISM WOULD BE WAY BETTER THAN CAPITALISM

Every time.

found the commie

"REAL ACTUAL COMMUNISM WOULD BE WAY BETTER THAN CAPITALISM!"

Posted from a Macbook™ Pro™ in a Starbucks™ ;)

Source: the-unpopular-opinions

18th April 2014

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18th April 2014

Quote reblogged from Best Korea Travel Agency with 13,745 notes

it’s a story about a trust-fund jock who cheats off of his smart friend, is basically just good at sports, and who grows up to become a cop who peaked in high school. Aimed at nerds.
— an io9 comment on Harry Potter (via frantzfandom)

Source: frantzfandom

18th April 2014

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50caliberviking:

logicd:

eightyprovinces:

Let’s all remember that one year ago today SIX people blocked legislation which 90% of Americans wanted. Think of the frustration in these faces and all the lives lost since then.
This day should never be forgotten.

>90%

http://i.imgur.com/pfalHAN.png

http://i.imgur.com/yHOFRES.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/DLU3Oxu.jpg
Also note that NJ is rank 2 according to brady campaign for its gun control laws, and that Pennsylvania is rank 10. 
>asking no gun people in almost no gun states broad questions on gun ownership
http://www.gallup.com/poll/150341/record-low-favor-handgun-ban.aspx
Some more facts because you sound stupid
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/06/25/study-using-guns-for-defense-leads-to-fewer-injuries>Citing four separate studies between 1988-2004, the assessment from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council says crime victims who use guns in self-defense have consistently lower injury rates than victims who use other strategies to protect themselves (other strategies include stalling, calling the police or using weapons such as knives or baseball bats).http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-27/how-often-do-we-use-guns-in-self-defense>Hemenway finds more reliable an annual federal government research project, called the National Crime Victimization Survey, which yields estimates in the neighborhood of 100,000 defensive gun uses per year. Making various reasonable-sounding adjustments, other social scientists have suggested that perhaps a figure somewhere between 250,000 and 370,000 might be more accurate.http://www.thecrimsonpirate.com/blog/?p=1871>The National Review Online recently published an article on the realtionship between gun control and mass murders in Europe and America. It also explores the misperception that mass murder is an exclusively American phenomenon. As it turns Europe has us beat.http://www.frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/europe-has-same-rate-of-multiple-victim-shootings-as-the-united-states/>Europe has a lot of multiple victim shootings. If you look at a per capita rate, the rate of multiple-victim public shootings in Europe and the United States over the last 10 years have been fairly similar to each other.=============No rise in mass shootingsCrime and homicide is fallingNo correlation between firearm ownership and homicide/suicideOther various shitBanning guns would not reduce murder and suicidehttp://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlpp/Vol30_No2_KatesMauseronline.pdfNo rise in mass shootingshttp://news.yahoo.com/no-rise-mass-killings-impact-huge-185700637.htmlGun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unawarehttp://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/05/07/gun-homicide-rate-down-49-since-1993-peak-public-unawareGuns are excellent self defense toolshttp://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=18319&page=R1Mexico’s 90% Gun Supply come from the USA Mythhttp://www.stratfor.com/weekly/20110209-mexicos-gun-supply-and-90-percent-mythDOJ Study Fails to Show 1994 Assault Weapons Ban Worked http://ivn.us/2012/07/23/doj-study-fails-show-1994-assault-weapons-ban-worked/Defensive gun usage high as 1.5 millionhttp://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/WP-Tough-Targets.pdf===========>64% of gun control advocates believe the incorrect assumption that gun crime has gone uphttp://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/gun_control/64_who_favor_more_gun_control_believe_gun_crime_has_gone_up>53% of Americans oppose stricter gun lawshttp://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/march_2014/53_oppose_stricter_gun_control_laws>64% of Americans believe it would be bad if only the government had gunshttp://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/gun_control/64_think_it_would_be_bad_if_only_government_had_guns>62% of Americans believe that the government wouldn’t fairly enforce gun lawshttp://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/gun_control/62_don_t_trust_government_to_fairly_enforce_gun_control_laws>74% of Americans believe that the Constitution allows them to own a gun.http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/gun_control/74_think_americans_have_constitutional_right_to_own_a_gun=========Defensive Gun Use55,000-80,000 DGUs/year - David Hemenway, Chance, Vol 10, No. 3, 19971 million DGUs/year - Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (Northwestern) 87 (1997) / Harry L. Wilson, Guns, Gun Control, And Elections: The Politics And Policy of Firearms, ISBN 0742553485, Rowman & Littlefield, 2007108,000 DGUs/year - National Crime Victimization Survey (Cook et al., 1997)250,000 to 370,000 DGUs/year - Paul Barrett (27 December 2012). “How Often Do We Use Guns in Self-Defense?”497,646 (95% CI = 266,060-729,231) DGUs/year - Estimating intruder-related firearm retrievals in U.S. households, 1994.Ikeda RM1, Dahlberg LL, Sacks JJ, Mercy JA, Powell KE. Violence Vict. 1997 Winter;12(4):363-72.==========I would like to post the official numbers from the centers for disease control and Federal Bureau of InvestigationIn 2013 there were roughly 32,000 deaths from guns.19,200 were suicides, thats 60% of what the media reports as “gun violence”960 were accidents1280 were justified homicides10,560 were actual homicidesThe FBI reports that approximately 80% of homicides are directly gang on gang violenceThat leaves 2112 in a society of 312,000,000 peopleNow lets do some basic math>You have a 0.000102564% chance of being shot>0.00000984% chance if you arent a gang member or planning on killing yourselfThe United States has a staggeringly low rate of gun violence. Period.Sauce- http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/homicide.htm=======15,000+ Police surveyed on Gun Control. Turns out they dont like gun control much and feel safer when citizens are armed.Articlehttp://www.policeone.com/corporate-profile/press-releases/6188461-PoliceOne-com-Releases-Survey-of-15-000-Law-Enforcement-Professionals-about-U-S-Gun-Control-Policies/PDF with all the questions asked to officers and results:https://ddq74coujkv1i.cloudfront.net/p1_gunsurveysummary_2013.pdf=======http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2012a/commsumm.nsf/b4a3962433b52fa787256e5f00670a71/5de089825c00843e872579b80079912d/$FILE/SenState0305AttachB.pdf>Upon interviewing convicted felons, these researchers found that>74% indicated that burglars avoided occupied dwellings, due to fears of being shot>57% said that most criminals feared armed citizens more than the police>40% of the felons had been deterred from committing a particular crime, because they believed that the potential victim was armed=======Gun homicide rate down 49%http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/05/07/gun-homicide-rate-down-49-since-1993-peak-public-unaware/Banning guns would not lower crime or suicidehttp://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlpp/Vol30_No2_KatesMauseronline.pdf
======
The following is your chances of being killed by a knife vs a gun in a “mass shooting” vs being killed by a cop
http://pastebin.com/ZGKtmB2t
tl;dr
You are 75% more likely to get stabbed to death than killed in a random public mass shooting.
You are THIRTY-TWO times more likes to be killed by LAW ENFORCEMENT than by a random mass shooter.
0.00000396% chance of being killed by mass shooting. Or 1 / 25,253,000 chance of being a random mass shooting death
Chance of dying by a gun in general? 0.0095%
Chance of dying by a gun not including suicide that is often used to pad the numbers against gun owners? 0.0032%
What about other things?
Unintentional fall deaths
Number of deaths: 26,009
Deaths per 100,000 population: 8.4
Motor vehicle traffic deaths
Number of deaths: 33,687
Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.9
Unintentional poisoning deaths
Number of deaths: 33,041
Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.7
All poisoning deaths
Number of deaths: 42,917
Deaths per 100,000 population: 13.9
All Drug poisoning deaths
Deaths per 100,000 population: 12.4 (2010)
All firearm deaths
Number of deaths: 31,672
Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.3
Guns?
10.3 for deaths total in general (remember how suicide was the bulk here)
Broken down
3.6 for homicide 6.3 for suicide0.30 for unintentional 0.10 undetermined
You are more likely to fucking trip and die than be killed by a gun.
Sources are FBI and CDC, just google for once.
——————
But please tell me more about guns and how we need to ban these dangerous evil things.

Logic strikes again.

OP unwittingly became the 2A master post

50caliberviking:

logicd:

eightyprovinces:

Let’s all remember that one year ago today SIX people blocked legislation which 90% of Americans wanted. Think of the frustration in these faces and all the lives lost since then.

This day should never be forgotten.

>90%

http://i.imgur.com/pfalHAN.png

http://i.imgur.com/yHOFRES.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/DLU3Oxu.jpg

Also note that NJ is rank 2 according to brady campaign for its gun control laws, and that Pennsylvania is rank 10. 

>asking no gun people in almost no gun states broad questions on gun ownership

http://www.gallup.com/poll/150341/record-low-favor-handgun-ban.aspx

Some more facts because you sound stupid

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/06/25/study-using-guns-for-defense-leads-to-fewer-injuries
>Citing four separate studies between 1988-2004, the assessment from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council says crime victims who use

guns in self-defense have consistently lower injury rates than victims who use other strategies to protect themselves (other strategies include stalling,

calling the police or using weapons such as knives or baseball bats).

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-27/how-often-do-we-use-guns-in-self-defense
>Hemenway finds more reliable an annual federal government research project, called the National Crime Victimization Survey, which yields estimates in the

neighborhood of 100,000 defensive gun uses per year. Making various reasonable-sounding adjustments, other social scientists have suggested that perhaps a

figure somewhere between 250,000 and 370,000 might be more accurate.

http://www.thecrimsonpirate.com/blog/?p=1871
>The National Review Online recently published an article on the realtionship between gun control and mass murders in Europe and America. It also explores the

misperception that mass murder is an exclusively American phenomenon. As it turns Europe has us beat.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/europe-has-same-rate-of-multiple-victim-shootings-as-the-united-states/
>Europe has a lot of multiple victim shootings. If you look at a per capita rate, the rate of multiple-victim public shootings in Europe and the United States

over the last 10 years have been fairly similar to each other.

=============

No rise in mass shootings
Crime and homicide is falling
No correlation between firearm ownership and homicide/suicide
Other various shit

Banning guns would not reduce murder and suicide
http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlpp/Vol30_No2_KatesMauseronline.pdf

No rise in mass shootings
http://news.yahoo.com/no-rise-mass-killings-impact-huge-185700637.html

Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/05/07/gun-homicide-rate-down-49-since-1993-peak-public-unaware

Guns are excellent self defense tools
http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=18319&page=R1

Mexico’s 90% Gun Supply come from the USA Myth
http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/20110209-mexicos-gun-supply-and-90-percent-myth

DOJ Study Fails to Show 1994 Assault Weapons Ban Worked
http://ivn.us/2012/07/23/doj-study-fails-show-1994-assault-weapons-ban-worked/

Defensive gun usage high as 1.5 million
http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/WP-Tough-Targets.pdf

===========

>64% of gun control advocates believe the incorrect assumption that gun crime has gone up
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/gun_control/64_who_favor_more_gun_control_believe_gun_crime_has_gone_up

>53% of Americans oppose stricter gun laws
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/march_2014/53_oppose_stricter_gun_control_laws

>64% of Americans believe it would be bad if only the government had guns
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/gun_control/64_think_it_would_be_bad_if_only_government_had_guns

>62% of Americans believe that the government wouldn’t fairly enforce gun laws
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/gun_control/62_don_t_trust_government_to_fairly_enforce_gun_control_laws

>74% of Americans believe that the Constitution allows them to own a gun.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/gun_control/74_think_americans_have_constitutional_right_to_own_a_gun

=========

Defensive Gun Use

55,000-80,000 DGUs/year - David Hemenway, Chance, Vol 10, No. 3, 1997

1 million DGUs/year - Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (Northwestern) 87 (1997) / Harry L. Wilson, Guns, Gun Control, And Elections: The Politics And

Policy of Firearms, ISBN 0742553485, Rowman & Littlefield, 2007

108,000 DGUs/year - National Crime Victimization Survey (Cook et al., 1997)

250,000 to 370,000 DGUs/year - Paul Barrett (27 December 2012). “How Often Do We Use Guns in Self-Defense?”

497,646 (95% CI = 266,060-729,231) DGUs/year - Estimating intruder-related firearm retrievals in U.S. households, 1994.Ikeda RM1, Dahlberg LL, Sacks JJ, Mercy

JA, Powell KE. Violence Vict. 1997 Winter;12(4):363-72.

==========

I would like to post the official numbers from the centers for disease control and Federal Bureau of Investigation
In 2013 there were roughly 32,000 deaths from guns.
19,200 were suicides, thats 60% of what the media reports as “gun violence”
960 were accidents
1280 were justified homicides
10,560 were actual homicides
The FBI reports that approximately 80% of homicides are directly gang on gang violence
That leaves 2112 in a society of 312,000,000 people

Now lets do some basic math
>You have a 0.000102564% chance of being shot
>0.00000984% chance if you arent a gang member or planning on killing yourself

The United States has a staggeringly low rate of gun violence. Period.

Sauce- http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/homicide.htm

=======

15,000+ Police surveyed on Gun Control. Turns out they dont like gun control much and feel safer when citizens are armed.

Article
http://www.policeone.com/corporate-profile/press-releases/6188461-PoliceOne-com-Releases-Survey-of-15-000-Law-Enforcement-Professionals-about-U-S-Gun-Control-

Policies/

PDF with all the questions asked to officers and results:
https://ddq74coujkv1i.cloudfront.net/p1_gunsurveysummary_2013.pdf

=======

http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2012a/commsumm.nsf/b4a3962433b52fa787256e5f00670a71/5de089825c00843e872579b80079912d/$FILE/SenState0305AttachB.pdf

>Upon interviewing convicted felons, these researchers found that

>74% indicated that burglars avoided occupied dwellings, due to fears of being shot
>57% said that most criminals feared armed citizens more than the police
>40% of the felons had been deterred from committing a particular crime, because they believed that the potential victim was armed

=======

Gun homicide rate down 49%

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/05/07/gun-homicide-rate-down-49-since-1993-peak-public-unaware/

Banning guns would not lower crime or suicide

http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlpp/Vol30_No2_KatesMauseronline.pdf

======

The following is your chances of being killed by a knife vs a gun in a “mass shooting” vs being killed by a cop

http://pastebin.com/ZGKtmB2t

tl;dr

You are 75% more likely to get stabbed to death than killed in a random public mass shooting.

You are THIRTY-TWO times more likes to be killed by LAW ENFORCEMENT than by a random mass shooter.

0.00000396% chance of being killed by mass shooting. Or 1 / 25,253,000 chance of being a random mass shooting death

Chance of dying by a gun in general? 0.0095%

Chance of dying by a gun not including suicide that is often used to pad the numbers against gun owners? 0.0032%

What about other things?

Unintentional fall deaths

  • Number of deaths: 26,009
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 8.4

Motor vehicle traffic deaths

  • Number of deaths: 33,687
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.9

Unintentional poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 33,041
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.7

All poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 42,917
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 13.9

All Drug poisoning deaths

  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 12.4 (2010)

All firearm deaths

  • Number of deaths: 31,672
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.3

Guns?

10.3 for deaths total in general (remember how suicide was the bulk here)

Broken down

3.6 for homicide 6.3 for suicide
0.30 for unintentional
0.10 undetermined

You are more likely to fucking trip and die than be killed by a gun.

Sources are FBI and CDC, just google for once.

——————

But please tell me more about guns and how we need to ban these dangerous evil things.

Logic strikes again.

OP unwittingly became the 2A master post

Source: eightyprovinces

18th April 2014

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ohboyafangirl:

spooksthebun:

paigeabendroth:

calakazam:

seriously go vote for laverne cox in this like fuck does a cis man get more attention for a shit portrayal of transwomen than u know, an actual living transwoman

I hope Jared Leto chokes to death on his own blood.

I wouldn’t go that far but dang wouldn’t it be nice if he used the position he has and the attention he’s gotten to actually endorse the rights of trans people instead of being all “haha wow waxing my body hair was so weird! also I met A Transgender once”

above all I want him to stop being celebrated by society for portraying something he has no right portraying

what I’m saying is Vote No On Leto

Here’s the link to what I was talking about, Please, even if it’s just in a small way, help out the trans community by telling Time that women should play trans women, not cis men.

I voted for both of them. Because you can support both the trans community and Jared Leto at the same time. Because that’s not the only movie he’s ever been in. And she’s pretty great too.

Source: calakazam

18th April 2014

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mei-gin:

wetheurban:

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photos of Abandoned Shopping Malls by Seph Lawless

Ohio-based photographer Seph Lawless has documented two abandoned malls which were once gleaming symbols of the US’s booming economy.

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the earth is not overtaking these fast enough

These need to be used for paintball or something.

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18th April 2014

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anarcho-fuckyouism:

radical.

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18th April 2014

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saxifraga-x-urbium:

todayiwrotenothing:

saxifraga-x-urbium:

stammsternenstaub:

theafrothunder1:

SILENCE WILL FALL WHEN THE QUESTION IS ASKED

*punches button through table*

is there a button for “people who tribalise over tv shows fall into a hole in the earth” 



you are a god among mortals

saxifraga-x-urbium:

todayiwrotenothing:

saxifraga-x-urbium:

stammsternenstaub:

theafrothunder1:

SILENCE WILL FALL WHEN THE QUESTION IS ASKED

*punches button through table*

is there a button for “people who tribalise over tv shows fall into a hole in the earth” 

you are a god among mortals

Source: theafrothunder1

18th April 2014

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18th April 2014

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bulletbakas:

Fun history fact: 

The modern necktie is derived from a handkerchief worn around the neck by 17th century Croatian mercenaries who fought on the side of the French during the Thirty Years’ War. French nobility were interested by the fashionable bit of cloth, and eventually started wearing their own, calling it a “cravate”, a combination of the name Croatians gave to their people (Hrvati) and the French name for them (Croates). By the time King Louis XIV had begun wearing a lace cravat, the trend had stuck and would remain with us to present day.

bulletbakas:

Fun history fact:

The modern necktie is derived from a handkerchief worn around the neck by 17th century Croatian mercenaries who fought on the side of the French during the Thirty Years’ War. French nobility were interested by the fashionable bit of cloth, and eventually started wearing their own, calling it a “cravate”, a combination of the name Croatians gave to their people (Hrvati) and the French name for them (Croates). By the time King Louis XIV had begun wearing a lace cravat, the trend had stuck and would remain with us to present day.