bizarrelynormal:

meirna:

bizarrelynormal:

thelandofmaps:

How do you feel about Scotland’s independence? /r/europe survey [2045x1720][OC]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

What is your deal, Belarus?

It’s interesting how the whole of tumblr is getting worked up about Belarus’ support, when in fact their (alleged) numbers are the closest to Scotland’s own. Isn’t it more surprising that the rest of Europe wants Scotland to be independent more than Scotland itself does?

I suppose the notion of independence is a romantic one, but the terms Scotland’s been given are hardly worth ditching the UK for. I am curious why Belarus in particular is so opposed to the idea, given that its culturally similar neighbors are so supportive. I suspect that it’s because the number of people from that nation polled is very low.

Then there is also the matter of interpreting the question: “Do you think Scotland’s independence is a good move (in terms other than ideological)” vs “Would you give your blessing to Scotland’s independence”. Anyhow, it seems that everyone is trying to avoid thinking too much and show how considerate they are instead.

bizarrelynormal:

meirna:

bizarrelynormal:

thelandofmaps:

How do you feel about Scotland’s independence? /r/europe survey [2045x1720][OC]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

What is your deal, Belarus?

It’s interesting how the whole of tumblr is getting worked up about Belarus’ support, when in fact their (alleged) numbers are the closest to Scotland’s own. Isn’t it more surprising that the rest of Europe wants Scotland to be independent more than Scotland itself does?

I suppose the notion of independence is a romantic one, but the terms Scotland’s been given are hardly worth ditching the UK for. I am curious why Belarus in particular is so opposed to the idea, given that its culturally similar neighbors are so supportive. I suspect that it’s because the number of people from that nation polled is very low.

Then there is also the matter of interpreting the question: “Do you think Scotland’s independence is a good move (in terms other than ideological)” vs “Would you give your blessing to Scotland’s independence”. Anyhow, it seems that everyone is trying to avoid thinking too much and show how considerate they are instead.

bizarrelynormal:

thelandofmaps:

How do you feel about Scotland’s independence? /r/europe survey [2045x1720][OC]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

What is your deal, Belarus?

It’s interesting how the whole of tumblr is getting worked up about Belarus’ support, when in fact their (alleged) numbers are the closest to Scotland’s own. Isn’t it more surprising that the rest of Europe wants Scotland to be independent more than Scotland itself does?

bizarrelynormal:

thelandofmaps:

How do you feel about Scotland’s independence? /r/europe survey [2045x1720][OC]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

What is your deal, Belarus?

It’s interesting how the whole of tumblr is getting worked up about Belarus’ support, when in fact their (alleged) numbers are the closest to Scotland’s own. Isn’t it more surprising that the rest of Europe wants Scotland to be independent more than Scotland itself does?

European governments have traditionally subsidized art and religion because bith glorified God, king and country and helped governance: Art and religion were the principal means of indoctrination in social values before TV, radio and print. They were quite indispensable in forging the social bond that makes a nation.

— Dr. Ernest van den Haag, “Involuntary Patrons”

For many things, your attitudes came from actions that led to observations that led to explanations that led to beliefs. Your actions tend to chisel away at the raw marble of your persona, carving into being the self you experience from day to day. It doesn’t feel that way, though. To conscious experience, it feels as if you were the one holding the chisel, motivated by existing thoughts and beliefs. It feels as though the person wearing your pants performed actions consistent with your established character, yet there is plenty of research suggesting otherwise. The things you do often create the things you believe.

The Benjamin Franklin Effect: The Surprising Psychology of How to Handle Haters

Seeing how many friends cared about my quitting Facebook was like getting to observe my own funeral. I think Facebook should advertise itself as a memorial service for the living. It makes the present feel as if it is instantaneously collecting dust. We’ve become our own estate sales. But how can I put a price on my life if I’m not really living it?

You Can Tell Everybody This Is Your Song by Carrie Brownstein (The New York Times)

Black Venus

Just watched it. Jesus. Still feeling sick. 

Went on Wikipedia to see what it said about the Hottentot Venus/Saartjie (Sarah) Baartman, found an interesting quote under the “Sexism” section:

From the very beginning of the scientific revolution, scientists viewed the Earth or nature as female, a territory to be explored, exploited, and controlled. By giving the foreign land a female gender this allowed the rape and exploitation of this land to be seen as natural.

A really difficult film to watch. After Blue Is The Warmest Color and The Secret of the Grain, this is the third film by Kechiche I’ve seen. Gave it a 7/10 on IMDB.