Archives for the Date December 29th, 2019

philosophybits: “To know someone’s true opinion, observe what they do, rather than what they say.”…

philosophybits:

“To know someone’s true opinion, observe what they do, rather than what they say.”

Rene Descartes, Discourse on the Method

Hong Kong’s police were once revered. Now they’re just a blunt tool, ex-cop says

Hong Kong’s police were once revered. Now they’re just a blunt tool, ex-cop says:

lovinghk:

please read. (source: latimes.com | 28 dec 2019) 

... The lack of police accountability has given rise to a citizen’s network of websites and social media groups documenting incidents with video evidence.

A majority of Hong Kongers are demanding that the government launch an independent inquiry into police conduct. The Roman Catholic archbishop of Hong Kong, Cardinal John Tong Hon, even used his recent Christmas message to push for such an investigation.

Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, has rejected calls for an investigation and praised the police for their restraint. China’s president, Xi Jinping, has also expressed “unwavering” support for the force.

The unconditional backing of the police reflects the government’s need for legitimacy in a time of crisis — particularly because it wasn’t democratically elected, said Antony Dapiran, a Hong Kong-based lawyer and author of “City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong.” … 

yocalio: The Mummy (1999) Dir. Stephen Sommers  

yocalio:

The Mummy (1999) Dir. Stephen Sommers  

bae-in-maine: anotherbondiblonde: On July 1942, 2, most of the children of Lidice, a small village…

bae-in-maine:

anotherbondiblonde:

On July 1942, 2, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the gestapo office of the gestapo.

These 82 children were then transported to the of extermination camp 70 kilometers away. Once they arrived, they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by Marie Uchytilová commemorates this massacre.

A group of Bronze Sculptures, paying tribute to the children who died. Its construction was decided in 1969 by the woman sculptor, Marie Uchytilova. As a symbol of an imaginary tomb of the 13 million most innocent victims of the war – children, she chose as model, 82 children of lidice asphyxiated in the gas rooms of chelmno.

She took 20 years to make this beautiful sculpture because she used the vintage documents to reproduce the faces of the missing children and to represent them according to their exact size.

Jeezus.

One-Shot  |  1744

notevenjokingfic:

holdhertightandsayhername:

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This is my submission for @thelallybrochlibrary​‘s Holiday Exchange. It is based on a prompt by @desperationandgin​ (thank you so much, Britt!): Total canon divergence, but Claire and Jamie celebrating Hogmanay at Lallybroch. Please, someone, rewrite canon for me, thanks!!!

In my universe, Jamie made it out of Wentworth earlier than in Canon, and got to heal in Lallybroch, surrounded by his family. I hope you’ll enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing it. To my one and only @kalendraashtar​: thank you for everything, for being there when I needed it the most; you know the rest.

I woke up in the middle of the night, all my senses alert, ready to reach for my military apron and half-expecting to hear the sound of gunfire and dying men calling for their mothers. The waxing gibbous moon and the thick layer of snow gathering on the windowsill cast long shadows around the Laird’s bedroom, animating the figures on the blue tapestry with the strange illusion of life; as memories of the dream receded, I became acutely aware of Jamie’s ragged breathing next to me. Clearly, I wasn’t the only one whose sleep was tainted by the coppery taint of blood.

“Are you awake?”

Read this story here

This is so beautiful!!! Dare I say, I prefer this to the hot springs. It’s tender, and meaningful and so very perfect for Lallybroch.

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