Tom Hank
Tom Hank

Tom Hank

longing
longing

longing

overly
overly

overly

tripped
tripped

tripped

comming
comming

comming

good movie
good movie

good movie

overeating
overeating

overeating

goodness
goodness

goodness

heartfelt
heartfelt

heartfelt

two weeks
two weeks

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Beijing: [Meme] LEGO CITY BEIJING (1989)
Beijing: [Meme] LEGO CITY BEIJING (1989)

[Meme] LEGO CITY BEIJING (1989)

Beijing: shihlun: Agnes Varda / Beijing, China (1957)
Beijing: shihlun:

Agnes Varda / Beijing, China (1957)

shihlun: Agnes Varda / Beijing, China (1957)

Beijing: Hong Kong Protest Gear Summer 2019 Yellow construction helmet Goggles For flying debris Protects against rubber bullets, tear gas canisters, flying bricks Gas Mask Protecting against tear gas, which Hong Kong police use liberally Broad face cover To counter facial-recognition technology Black t-shirt Uniform adopted by Hong Kong protestors in contrast to white Ts, worn by Beijing supporters Backpack Typically holds snacks, water, change of clothes. tools and sometimes laser pens Lycra skin covers To protect against tear gas effects to shine in officers eyes. Elbow& knee pads For for falling, crawling and scuffing on city streets Umbrella Protection against rain and pepper spray Loose change For subway fare, to avoid being tracked through electronic transit passes Heat-resistant gloves To throw hot tear gas canisters back at police Photo: Saša Petricic/CBC cisphobicmac: thecringeandwincefactory: i-hate-chick-fil-a: This guide will be useful to Americans when we need to protest This is great stuff for situations where you’re dealing primarily with cops - just please keep in mind that one size does not necessarily fit all situations. We’ve found locally, for instance, that nazis here like to use knives. A lot of knife injuries come from attempting to fend off an attack, and thus result in slashing injuries to the arms. Fortunately there are very light, flexible, and relatively inexpensive products originally intended for butchers to use that are great for this and will cover your whole arm or forearm. Always research this stuff ahead of time and look at what other people in similar situations are doing and share the information you find. And remember that you don’t need to reinvent the wheel to protect yourself. And always mask up. This persons comment wasn’t rebloggable but I felt was an important addition.
Beijing: Hong Kong Protest Gear Summer 2019
 Yellow construction helmet
 Goggles
 For flying debris
 Protects against rubber
 bullets, tear gas canisters,
 flying bricks
 Gas Mask
 Protecting against tear
 gas, which Hong Kong
 police use liberally
 Broad face cover
 To counter facial-recognition
 technology
 Black t-shirt
 Uniform adopted by
 Hong Kong protestors
 in contrast to white Ts,
 worn by Beijing supporters
 Backpack
 Typically holds snacks,
 water, change of
 clothes. tools and
 sometimes laser pens
 Lycra skin covers
 To protect against tear
 gas effects
 to shine in officers
 eyes.
 Elbow& knee pads
 For for falling,
 crawling and scuffing
 on city streets
 Umbrella
 Protection against rain
 and pepper spray
 Loose change
 For subway fare, to
 avoid being tracked
 through electronic
 transit passes
 Heat-resistant
 gloves
 To throw hot tear gas
 canisters back at
 police
 Photo: Saša Petricic/CBC
cisphobicmac:
thecringeandwincefactory:

i-hate-chick-fil-a:
This guide will be useful to Americans when we need to protest
This is great stuff for situations where you’re dealing primarily with cops - just please keep in mind that one size does not necessarily fit all situations. 
We’ve found locally, for instance, that nazis here like to use knives. A lot of knife injuries come from attempting to fend off an attack, and thus result in slashing injuries to the arms. Fortunately there are very light, flexible, and relatively inexpensive products originally intended for butchers to use that are great for this and will cover your whole arm or forearm.
Always research this stuff ahead of time and look at what other people in similar situations are doing and share the information you find. And remember that you don’t need to reinvent the wheel to protect yourself. And always mask up.

This persons comment wasn’t rebloggable but I felt was an important addition.

cisphobicmac: thecringeandwincefactory: i-hate-chick-fil-a: This guide will be useful to Americans when we need to protest This is great...

Beijing: BANG BANG WE CAN END GUN VIOLENCE. xphilosoraptorx: unlimited-shitpost-works: siryouarebeingmocked: 8lastrat8: american–support: kasaron: allriot-political-tshirts: American citizens own 40% of all guns in the world. Out of more than one billion firearms in the world, American citizens hold 393 million, for a population of roughly 326 million. That’s a lot of guns! The last time the US federal government managed to pass laws that limit the spread and use of guns was 25 years ago. It was 1994. The Federal Assault Weapons Ban was temporary. It expired in 2004, resulting in a massive increase in mass shootings across the country. Republicans are running out of excuses, blaming the latest incidents in Drayton and El Paso on video games. We can end gun violence. Let’s start with gun control. What sort of gun control legislation would you like to see be put into place? OP, that claim of shootings increased is false. The violence and shootings didn’t change in that decade from the previous decade, and in fact, violence has been on the decline. WHAT HAS CHANGED is how much media is shoved down your throat. Thats it. The nonstop spam from legacy media of a single event for a month, if not months on end is what changed. It used to be a 5, maybe 10 minute story has now turned into a 4 week “constant coverage” of spewing the same info daily, with nothing added. After the early 90s, we saw a sharp decline and its been declining ever since. Meanwhile, ownership is at an alltime high, increasing, as if a plethora of armed citizens reduces the audacity of a potential killer to attempt knowing they’ll get capped. What has also changed is the increase in the absolutely terrible idea of “gun free zones” seeing as approximately 85-95% of these shootings are occuring in these zones. Seems like that’s your problem. Hmm, this graph seems to showcase that despite the US owning vastly more guns… homicide rate is lower than a hefty chunk of even the non gun owners… I’d just like to know how they propose to take our guns. If I got one logical explanation from one of these half wits that didn’t include magic or ridiculous gestapo tactics we could have a conversation but, every F’ing time it devolves into name calling, insults, and slander. They simply can’t explain how to take the guns away. Not a single one of them has ever responded to me without crass vulgarities and irrational screeching. myamberreason said:  Anyway, guys, why you need THAT many guns? I understand owned a few for protection or legal hunting, but why do you have around 40% of firearms in the world?? I’m sorry, are you implying the Yanks should meet international proportional quotas on guns? We do own a few for self-defense and hunting. It’s just that the rest of the world doesn’t own very many guns. The reason we all have so many guns is very simple: logistics. The point of the second amendment is for us, the citizens of the USA, to be “shit your pants, wake up in a cold sweat” terrifying to the people running this country, so much so that they involuntarily have second, third, even fourth thoughts about ever violating our rights. The 2nd amendment is the most important and most powerful of all the amendments. Every single right and amendment could taken away, and we could regain them all with that one. And I’m not the only one who recognizes the importance of the 2nd.And it definitely terrifies Beijing. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t have to justify an amount of guns to you any more than I have to justify how many video games or coffee cups I have.
Beijing: BANG
 BANG
 WE CAN END GUN VIOLENCE.
xphilosoraptorx:

unlimited-shitpost-works:
siryouarebeingmocked:


8lastrat8:

american–support:

kasaron:


allriot-political-tshirts:


American citizens own 40% of all guns in the world. 

Out of more than one billion firearms in the world, American citizens hold 393 million, for a population of roughly 326 million. That’s a lot of guns!

The last time the US federal government managed to pass laws that limit the spread and use of guns was 25 years ago. It was 1994. The Federal Assault Weapons Ban was temporary. It expired in 2004, resulting in a massive increase in mass shootings across the country. Republicans are running out of excuses, blaming the latest incidents in Drayton and El Paso on video games.

We can end gun violence. Let’s start with gun control.


What sort of gun control legislation would you like to see be put into place?


OP, that claim of shootings increased is false. The violence and shootings didn’t change in that decade from the previous decade, and in fact, violence has been on the decline. 
WHAT HAS CHANGED is how much media is shoved down your throat. Thats it. The nonstop spam from legacy media of a single event for a month, if not months on end is what changed. It used to be a 5, maybe 10 minute story has now turned into a 4 week “constant coverage” of spewing the same info daily, with nothing added. 
After the early 90s, we saw a sharp decline and its been declining ever since. 
Meanwhile, ownership is at an alltime high, increasing, as if a plethora of armed citizens reduces the audacity of a potential killer to attempt knowing they’ll get capped.
What has also changed is the increase in the absolutely terrible idea of “gun free zones” seeing as approximately 85-95% of these shootings are occuring in these zones. Seems like that’s your problem. 
Hmm, this graph seems to showcase that despite the US owning vastly more guns… homicide rate is lower than a hefty chunk of even the non gun owners…


I’d just like to know how they propose to take our guns. If I got one logical explanation from one of these half wits that didn’t include magic or ridiculous gestapo tactics we could have a conversation but, every F’ing time it devolves into name calling, insults, and slander. They simply can’t explain how to take the guns away. Not a single one of them has ever responded to me without crass vulgarities and irrational screeching. 



myamberreason said: 
Anyway, guys, why you need THAT many guns? I understand owned a few for protection or legal hunting, but why do you have around 40% of firearms in the world??


I’m sorry, are you implying the Yanks should meet international proportional quotas on guns?


We do own a few for self-defense and hunting.  It’s just that the rest of the world doesn’t own very many guns.


The reason we all have so many guns is very simple: logistics. The point of the second amendment is for us, the citizens of the USA, to be “shit your pants, wake up in a cold sweat” terrifying to the people running this country, so much so that they involuntarily have second, third, even fourth thoughts about ever violating our rights. The 2nd amendment is the most important and most powerful of all the amendments. Every single right and amendment could taken away, and we could regain them all with that one. And I’m not the only one who recognizes the importance of the 2nd.And it definitely terrifies Beijing.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t have to justify an amount of guns to you any more than I have to justify how many video games or coffee cups I have.

xphilosoraptorx: unlimited-shitpost-works: siryouarebeingmocked: 8lastrat8: american–support: kasaron: allriot-political-tshirts:...

Beijing: Stavanger Eldar Setre (Equinor) Grethe Moen (Petoro) THE DECOLONIAL ATLAS Copenhagen Søren Skou (Maersk) Calgary Doug Suttles (Encana) Rob Peabody (Husky Energy) Steve Williams (Suncor) Donald Lindsay (Teck) Tim Mckay (Canadian Natural) Moscow Alexey Miler (Gazprom Igor Sechin (Rosneft) Vagit Alekperov (Lukoil) Vadimir Bogdanov (Surgutneftegas) Viadimir Rashevsky (SUEK) Almetyevsk Tarko-Sale Surgut Leonid Mikhelson (Novatek) Vancouver Den Haag Ben van Beurden (Royal Dutch Shell) Nail Maganov (Tatneft) Ekibastuz Nikolay Korsakov (Bogatyr Komir) Katowice Krzysztof Sedakowski (Polska Grupa G Findlay Colin Marshall (Cloud Peak Energy) Gary Heminger (Marathon) Cleveland Gillette Pyongyang London Bob Dudey (BPy Jean-Sábastien Jacques (Rio Tinto) bae(KazMunayGas) Beijing Mun Myong-hak (Ministry of Coal) Dai Houliang (Sinopec) Li Fanrong (CNOOC) Ling Wen (China Energy) Zhang Jianhua (CNPC) Sauat Mynbayev (KazMunayGas) New York Alfred Rankin (NACCOohn Hess (Hess) Karviná Boleslav Kowalczyk (OKD) K TEK) Ashgabat Omaha Denver Michael Hutchinson (Westmoreland Coal) St LouRobert Murray (Mumray Energy) Glenn Kellow (Peabody) Essen Rolf Martin Schmitz (RWE) Pittsburgh John Eaves (Arch Coa Nicholas Delulis (Consol Energy) Kingsport David Stetson (Alpha Natural Resources) Ashirguli Begliyev (TurkmenGaz) Dovletdurdy Hadzhyev (Turkmennebit) Tehran Masoud Karbasian (National Iranian Oil) Baghdad Tokyo Shunichi Nakaigawa (Inpex) Bay Area Mike Wirth (Chevron) Paris Tulsa Patrick Pouyanné (Total) Joseph Craft (Alliance Resource Partners) Oklahoma City David Hager (Devon Energy) Doug Lawler (Chesapeake Energy) El Dorado Vienna Zürich Rainer Seele (OMV) Ivan Glasenberg (Glencore) Jabbar Al-luiebi (Iraq National Oil) Dallas Roger Jenkins (Murphy O) Curtis Morgan (Vistra Energy) Darren Woods (ExonMobil) Delhi Kuwait City Shashi Shankar (ONGC) Birmingham Michael Tracy (Drummond) Damascus Hashem Hashem (KPC) Kolkata Roma Wase Al-Himed (SPC) Abu Dhabi Madrid Josu lmaz (Repsol) Claudio Descalzi (Enl Anil Kumar Jha (Coal India) Houston ) Dammam Ahmed Al Jaber (ADNOC) Amin Nasser (Saudi Aramco) Kothagudem Corbin Robertson (Natural Resource Partners) David Stover (Noble Energy) John Christmann (Apache) Muscat Algiers Rachid Hachichi (Sonatrach) Bangkok Somruedee Chaimongkol (Banpu) Bahrain Raoul Restucci (PDO) Sni Sridhar (SCCL) México Octavio Romero (Pemex) AWalker (Anadarko Petroleum) Cairo Pete Bartiett (BAPCO) Tripoli Tarek El Molla (EGPC) Doha Ryan Lance (ConocoPhilips) Wiliam Way (Southwestern Energy) William Thomas (EOG Resources) Mustafa Sanalla (Libya NOC) Saad Sherida A-Kaabi (QP) Kuala Lumpur Wan Zulkiflee (Pefronas) Abuja Maikanti Baru (Nigerian National Petroleum) Caracas Bogotá Manuel Quevedo (Petróleos de Venezuela) Felipe Bayon (Ecopetrol) Quito Marcelo Proano (Petroecuador) Balikpapan Garibaldi Thohir (Adaro Energy) Palembang Luanda Carlos Saturnino (Sonangol) Arviyan Arifin (Bukit Asam) Jakarta Bob Kamandanu (Berau Coal Energy) Arsjad Rasjid (Indika Energy) Kurnia Ariawan (Kideco) Nicke Widyawati (Pertamina Saptari Hoedaja (Bumi Resources) Johannesburg-Pretoria Mark Cutifani (Anglo American) Mxolisi Mgojo (Exxaro) Stephen Comell (Sasol) Rio de Janeiro Roberto Castello Branco (Petrobras) Buenos Aires Daniel González (YPF) Melbourne Andrew Mackenzie (BHP) 100 companies are responsible for most of the world's greenhouse gas emissions These are the NAMES AND LOCATIONS of their executives Country sizes depict cumulative CO2 emissions from 1850-2011
Beijing: Stavanger
 Eldar Setre (Equinor)
 Grethe Moen (Petoro)
 THE
 DECOLONIAL
 ATLAS
 Copenhagen
 Søren Skou (Maersk)
 Calgary
 Doug Suttles (Encana)
 Rob Peabody (Husky Energy)
 Steve Williams (Suncor)
 Donald Lindsay (Teck) Tim Mckay (Canadian Natural)
 Moscow
 Alexey Miler (Gazprom
 Igor Sechin (Rosneft)
 Vagit Alekperov (Lukoil) Vadimir Bogdanov (Surgutneftegas)
 Viadimir Rashevsky (SUEK) Almetyevsk
 Tarko-Sale
 Surgut Leonid Mikhelson (Novatek)
 Vancouver
 Den Haag
 Ben van Beurden (Royal Dutch Shell)
 Nail Maganov (Tatneft)
 Ekibastuz
 Nikolay Korsakov (Bogatyr Komir)
 Katowice
 Krzysztof Sedakowski (Polska Grupa G
 Findlay
 Colin Marshall (Cloud Peak Energy) Gary Heminger (Marathon)
 Cleveland
 Gillette
 Pyongyang
 London
 Bob Dudey (BPy
 Jean-Sábastien Jacques (Rio Tinto)
 bae(KazMunayGas)
 Beijing Mun Myong-hak (Ministry of Coal)
 Dai Houliang (Sinopec)
 Li Fanrong (CNOOC)
 Ling Wen (China Energy)
 Zhang Jianhua (CNPC)
 Sauat Mynbayev (KazMunayGas)
 New York
 Alfred Rankin (NACCOohn Hess (Hess)
 Karviná
 Boleslav Kowalczyk (OKD) K TEK) Ashgabat
 Omaha
 Denver
 Michael Hutchinson (Westmoreland Coal) St LouRobert Murray (Mumray Energy)
 Glenn Kellow (Peabody)
 Essen
 Rolf Martin Schmitz (RWE)
 Pittsburgh
 John Eaves (Arch Coa Nicholas Delulis (Consol Energy)
 Kingsport
 David Stetson (Alpha Natural Resources)
 Ashirguli Begliyev (TurkmenGaz)
 Dovletdurdy Hadzhyev (Turkmennebit)
 Tehran
 Masoud Karbasian (National Iranian Oil)
 Baghdad
 Tokyo
 Shunichi Nakaigawa (Inpex)
 Bay Area
 Mike Wirth (Chevron)
 Paris
 Tulsa
 Patrick Pouyanné (Total)
 Joseph Craft (Alliance Resource Partners)
 Oklahoma City
 David Hager (Devon Energy)
 Doug Lawler (Chesapeake Energy) El Dorado
 Vienna
 Zürich Rainer Seele (OMV)
 Ivan Glasenberg (Glencore) Jabbar Al-luiebi (Iraq National Oil)
 Dallas Roger Jenkins (Murphy O)
 Curtis Morgan (Vistra Energy)
 Darren Woods (ExonMobil)
 Delhi
 Kuwait City Shashi Shankar (ONGC)
 Birmingham
 Michael Tracy (Drummond)
 Damascus Hashem Hashem (KPC)
 Kolkata
 Roma Wase Al-Himed (SPC)
 Abu Dhabi
 Madrid
 Josu lmaz (Repsol) Claudio Descalzi (Enl
 Anil Kumar Jha (Coal India)
 Houston
 )
 Dammam Ahmed Al Jaber (ADNOC)
 Amin Nasser (Saudi Aramco)
 Kothagudem
 Corbin Robertson (Natural Resource Partners)
 David Stover (Noble Energy)
 John Christmann (Apache)
 Muscat
 Algiers
 Rachid Hachichi (Sonatrach)
 Bangkok
 Somruedee Chaimongkol (Banpu)
 Bahrain Raoul Restucci (PDO) Sni Sridhar (SCCL)
 México
 Octavio Romero (Pemex) AWalker (Anadarko Petroleum)
 Cairo Pete Bartiett (BAPCO)
 Tripoli Tarek El Molla (EGPC) Doha
 Ryan Lance (ConocoPhilips)
 Wiliam Way (Southwestern Energy)
 William Thomas (EOG Resources)
 Mustafa Sanalla (Libya NOC)
 Saad Sherida A-Kaabi (QP)
 Kuala Lumpur
 Wan Zulkiflee (Pefronas)
 Abuja
 Maikanti Baru (Nigerian National Petroleum)
 Caracas
 Bogotá Manuel Quevedo (Petróleos de Venezuela)
 Felipe Bayon (Ecopetrol)
 Quito
 Marcelo Proano (Petroecuador)
 Balikpapan
 Garibaldi Thohir (Adaro Energy)
 Palembang
 Luanda
 Carlos Saturnino (Sonangol)
 Arviyan Arifin (Bukit Asam)
 Jakarta
 Bob Kamandanu (Berau Coal Energy)
 Arsjad Rasjid (Indika Energy)
 Kurnia Ariawan (Kideco)
 Nicke Widyawati (Pertamina
 Saptari Hoedaja (Bumi Resources)
 Johannesburg-Pretoria
 Mark Cutifani (Anglo American)
 Mxolisi Mgojo (Exxaro)
 Stephen Comell (Sasol)
 Rio de Janeiro
 Roberto Castello Branco (Petrobras)
 Buenos Aires
 Daniel González (YPF)
 Melbourne
 Andrew Mackenzie (BHP)
 100 companies are responsible for most of the world's greenhouse gas emissions
 These are the NAMES AND LOCATIONS of their executives
 Country sizes depict cumulative CO2 emissions from 1850-2011
Beijing: National Library Of China, Beijing
Beijing: National Library Of China, Beijing

National Library Of China, Beijing

Beijing: natgeotravel: A purple haze falls over the Forbidden City in today’s Travel 365. Photograph by Lucas Vallecillos, VWPics/Redux
Beijing: natgeotravel:

A purple haze falls over the Forbidden City in today’s Travel 365.
Photograph by Lucas Vallecillos, VWPics/Redux

natgeotravel: A purple haze falls over the Forbidden City in today’s Travel 365. Photograph by Lucas Vallecillos, VWPics/Redux

Beijing: questionablefindings everything-is-connected penroseparticle My favorite thing is that Europe is spooky because it's old and America is spooky because it's big meduseld The difference between America and England is that Americans think 100 years is a long time, while the English think 100 miles is a long way." -Earle Hitchner burntcopper A fave of mine was always the american tales where people freaked out because 'someone died in this house and all the europeans would go ...Yes? That would be pretty much every house over 40 years old My school is older than your entire town. Sorry, you think *how far* is okay to travel for a shopping trip? American looks up at the beams in a country pub* Uh, this place has woodworm, isn't that a bit unsafe?' 'Eh, the woodworm's 400 years old, it's holding those beams together bedlamsbard A few years ago when I was in college I did a summer program at Cambridge aimed specifically at Amer- icans and Canadians, and my year it was all Ameri- cans and one Australian. We ended the program with a week in Wessex, and on the last day as we all piled onto the bus in Salisbury (or Bath? I can't remember), the professors went to the front to warn us that we wouldn't be making any stops unless absolutely nec- essary. We're headed to Heathrow to drop off anyone flying off the same day, then back to Cambridge All right, it's going to be a long bus ride, so make sure you're prepared for that." We all brace ourselves. A long bus ride? How long? Were Americans; a long bus ride for us is a minimum of six hours with the double digits perfectly plausible. We can handle a twelve hour bus ride as long as we get a bathroom break. The answer. "Two hours." Oh. derinthemadscientist English people trying to travel around Australia and wildly underestimating distance are my favourite thing marzipanandminutiae a tour guide in France told my school group that a particular cathedral wouldn't interest us much because "it's not very old; only from the early 1600s" to which we had to respond that it was still older than the oldest surviving European-style buildings in our country guana-sneeze China is both old and big. I had some Chinese colleagues over, we were discussing whether they wanted to see the Vasa ship (hugely expensive war ship which sank on it's maiden voyage after 12 min). They asked if it was old, I said "not THAT old" (bearing in mind they were Chinese) "it's from the 1500s." To my surprise they still looked impressed, nodding enthusiatically. Then I realised l'd forgotten something: ". mean it's from the 1500s AFTER the birth of Christ" and they went "oh, AFTER... ceescedasticity My dad's favorite quote from various tours in Italy was "Pay no attention to the tower- it was a scornful tone] tenth century addition." My last boss was Chinese, and she said when her parents came to visit her from Beijing they pronounced Chicago "A very nice village." blondegingersaxon This post keeps getting better 2thefingerfuckingfemalefury What I'm getting from this is both distance and time are Utterly Terrifying Source: penroseparticle America is so young.
Beijing: questionablefindings
 everything-is-connected
 penroseparticle
 My favorite thing is that Europe is spooky because
 it's old and America is spooky because it's big
 meduseld
 The difference between America and England
 is that Americans think 100 years is a long time,
 while the English think 100 miles is a long way."
 -Earle Hitchner
 burntcopper
 A fave of mine was always the american tales where
 people freaked out because 'someone died in this
 house and all the europeans would go ...Yes? That
 would be pretty much every house over 40 years old
 My school is older than your entire town.
 Sorry, you think *how far* is okay to travel for
 a shopping trip?
 American looks up at the beams in a country
 pub* Uh, this place has woodworm, isn't that a bit
 unsafe?' 'Eh, the woodworm's 400 years old, it's
 holding those beams together
 bedlamsbard
 A few years ago when I was in college I did a summer
 program at Cambridge aimed specifically at Amer-
 icans and Canadians, and my year it was all Ameri-
 cans and one Australian. We ended the program with
 a week in Wessex, and on the last day as we all piled
 onto the bus in Salisbury (or Bath? I can't remember),
 the professors went to the front to warn us that we
 wouldn't be making any stops unless absolutely nec-
 essary. We're headed to Heathrow to drop off anyone
 flying off the same day, then back to Cambridge
 All right, it's going to be a long bus ride, so make sure
 you're prepared for that."
 We all brace ourselves. A long bus ride? How
 long? Were Americans; a long bus ride for us is a
 minimum of six hours with the double digits perfectly
 plausible. We can handle a twelve hour bus ride as
 long as we get a bathroom break.
 The answer. "Two hours."
 Oh.
 derinthemadscientist
 English people trying to travel around Australia
 and wildly underestimating distance are my
 favourite thing
 marzipanandminutiae
 a tour guide in France told my school group that
 a particular cathedral wouldn't interest us much
 because "it's not very old; only from the early 1600s"
 to which we had to respond that it was still
 older than the oldest surviving European-style
 buildings in our country
 guana-sneeze
 China is both old and big. I had some Chinese
 colleagues over, we were discussing whether they
 wanted to see the Vasa ship (hugely expensive
 war ship which sank on it's maiden voyage after
 12 min). They asked if it was old, I said "not THAT
 old" (bearing in mind they were Chinese) "it's from the
 1500s." To my surprise they still looked impressed,
 nodding enthusiatically. Then I realised l'd forgotten
 something: ". mean it's from the 1500s AFTER the
 birth of Christ" and they went "oh, AFTER...
 ceescedasticity
 My dad's favorite quote from various tours in Italy
 was "Pay no attention to the tower- it was a
 scornful tone] tenth century addition."
 My last boss was Chinese, and she said when
 her parents came to visit her from Beijing they
 pronounced Chicago "A very nice village."
 blondegingersaxon
 This post keeps getting better
 2thefingerfuckingfemalefury
 What I'm getting from this is both distance and time
 are Utterly Terrifying
 Source: penroseparticle
America is so young.

America is so young.

Beijing: goddamnedzubat: sixpenceee: A Chinese artist nicknamed Brother Nut, made a brick out of dust he collected from the smog in Beijing in the past 100 days Hail Brother Nut
Beijing: goddamnedzubat:
sixpenceee:

A Chinese artist nicknamed Brother Nut, made a brick out of dust he collected from the smog in Beijing in the past 100 days

Hail Brother Nut

goddamnedzubat: sixpenceee: A Chinese artist nicknamed Brother Nut, made a brick out of dust he collected from the smog in Beijing in th...

Beijing: Usain Bolt winning his first Olympic gold medal (2008,Beijing)
Beijing: Usain Bolt winning his first Olympic gold medal (2008,Beijing)

Usain Bolt winning his first Olympic gold medal (2008,Beijing)

Beijing: 50 lane traffic jam near Beijing
Beijing: 50 lane traffic jam near Beijing

50 lane traffic jam near Beijing

Beijing: <p>Black artist history day 28: Opera singer Camilla Williams.</p> <p>Camilla Williams was born in 1919 to a laundress and a chauffeur. She was the fourth and youngest child of the family. The Williams’ were poor, the music was an important part of their lives. Camilla’s grandfather was a choir leader and she grew up singing and playing piano.</p> <p>She later trained at Virginia State College, now Virginia State University, and received her bachelor&rsquo;s in music education. She was then awarded a scholarship to study music in Philadelphia with a prestigious voice instructor, Marion Szekely Freschl.</p> <p>In 1946 Williams became the first African American to receive a regular contract with a major American opera company, making her debut with the New York City Opera in the title role in Puccini&rsquo;s Madama Butterfly. She continued to sing throughout the United States and Europe with other opera companies and in 1951 she sang Bess in the landmark, first complete recording of Gershwin&rsquo;s Porgy and Bess.</p> <p>In 1977, she became the first African American appointed as Professor of Voice at Indiana University. She was also the first African-American vocal teacher at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. </p> <p>I really hope you’ve enjoyed this series on black artists for Black history month. We’ve covered singers, dancers, actors, musicians, painters, sculptors, poets and more :D I’ve had a lot of fun researching for this project and sharing what I’ve discovered with you.</p>
Beijing: <p>Black artist history day 28: Opera singer Camilla Williams.</p>

<p>Camilla Williams was born in 1919 to a laundress and a chauffeur. She was the fourth and youngest child of the family. The Williams’ were poor, the music was an important part of their lives. Camilla’s grandfather was a choir leader and she grew up singing and playing piano.</p>

<p>She later trained at Virginia State College, now Virginia State University, and received her bachelor&rsquo;s in music education. She was then awarded a scholarship to study music in Philadelphia with a prestigious voice instructor, Marion Szekely Freschl.</p>

<p>In 1946 Williams became the first African American to receive a regular contract with a major American opera company, making her debut with the New York City Opera in the title role in Puccini&rsquo;s Madama Butterfly. She continued to sing throughout the United States and Europe with other opera companies and in 1951 she sang Bess in the landmark, first complete recording of Gershwin&rsquo;s Porgy and Bess.</p>

<p>In 1977, she became the first African American appointed as Professor of Voice at Indiana University. She was also the first African-American vocal teacher at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. </p>

<p>I really hope you’ve enjoyed this series on black artists for Black history month. We’ve covered singers, dancers, actors, musicians, painters, sculptors, poets and more :D I’ve had a lot of fun researching for this project and sharing what I’ve discovered with you.</p>

<p>Black artist history day 28: Opera singer Camilla Williams.</p> <p>Camilla Williams was born in 1919 to a laundress and a chauffeur....

Beijing: Hypersonic Jet Could Take You From Beijing to NYC in Just Two Hours @balleralert Hypersonic Jet Could Take You From Beijing to NYC in Just Two Hours-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A group of scientists in China are now looking to build a hypersonic plane that would reportedly make trips from Beijing to New York City, only two hours long instead of the normal almost 14-hour flight. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To shorten the length of the trip, the plane would have to travel at more than 5 times the speed of sound. According to Newsweek, scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences are the ones responsible for the new aircraft design, which has been dubbed ‘I-plane’. They revealed details about the hypersonic jet in a paper published in the journal Physics, Mechanics, & Astronomy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ While the project is only in the beginning stages, the authors have already begun testing a smaller version of the jet in a wind tunnel. Through testing, they found that the jet was able to hit high speeds without experiencing any oppositional force. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “It’s a crazy design, but somehow they’ve managed to make it work,” said one Chinese aircraft designer, who currently works on military research projects, to the South China Morning Post. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ He also mentioned that the new design is connected to the country’s hope to develop new strategic weapons before the United States. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “This will require original rather than knock-off designs,” he told the publication. “It could lead to a huge step forward in hypersonic technology.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In the United States, similar aircrafts have also been in the works. In January, Boeing showcased their hypersonic vehicle design that could “pave the way for a future high-speed strike,” according to Aviation Week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What do you think about this new creation?
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Hypersonic Jet Could Take You From Beijing to NYC in Just Two Hours-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A group of scientists in China are now looking to build a hypersonic plane that would reportedly make trips from Beijing to New York City, only two hours long instead of the normal almost 14-hour flight. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To shorten the length of the trip, the plane would have to travel at more than 5 times the speed of sound. According to Newsweek, scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences are the ones responsible for the new aircraft design, which has been dubbed ‘I-plane’. They revealed details about the hypersonic jet in a paper published in the journal Physics, Mechanics, & Astronomy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ While the project is only in the beginning stages, the authors have already begun testing a smaller version of the jet in a wind tunnel. Through testing, they found that the jet was able to hit high speeds without experiencing any oppositional force. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “It’s a crazy design, but somehow they’ve managed to make it work,” said one Chinese aircraft designer, who currently works on military research projects, to the South China Morning Post. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ He also mentioned that the new design is connected to the country’s hope to develop new strategic weapons before the United States. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “This will require original rather than knock-off designs,” he told the publication. “It could lead to a huge step forward in hypersonic technology.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In the United States, similar aircrafts have also been in the works. In January, Boeing showcased their hypersonic vehicle design that could “pave the way for a future high-speed strike,” according to Aviation Week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What do you think about this new creation?

Hypersonic Jet Could Take You From Beijing to NYC in Just Two Hours-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A group of scientists in China...

Beijing: ASSOCIATED PRESS First Lady Melania Trump visits the Mutianyu Great Wall section in Beijing, China.
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First Lady Melania Trump visits the Mutianyu Great Wall section in Beijing, China.

First Lady Melania Trump visits the Mutianyu Great Wall section in Beijing, China.

Beijing: 0 AP Photowg an Guan First Lady MelaniaTrump wrapped up her trip to Asia with a trip to the Beijing Zoo. She visited Gugu the panda and gave out bald eagle dolls to children.
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First Lady MelaniaTrump wrapped up her trip to Asia with a trip to the Beijing Zoo. She visited Gugu the panda and gave out bald eagle dolls to children.

First Lady MelaniaTrump wrapped up her trip to Asia with a trip to the Beijing Zoo. She visited Gugu the panda and gave out bald eagle do...

Beijing: President Donald J. Trump walks with China's President Xi Jinping, First Lady Melania Trump, and Xi's wife Peng Liyuan in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday.
Beijing: President Donald J. Trump walks with China's President Xi Jinping, First Lady Melania Trump, and Xi's wife Peng Liyuan in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday.

President Donald J. Trump walks with China's President Xi Jinping, First Lady Melania Trump, and Xi's wife Peng Liyuan in the Great Hall...

Beijing: President DonaldTrump and Chinese President Xi Jinping participate in a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Beijing: President DonaldTrump and Chinese President Xi Jinping participate in a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

President DonaldTrump and Chinese President Xi Jinping participate in a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.