As someone who has always worked shifts, it amazes me that it's always so much quieter on Sunday morning than any other weekday morning. We're constantly told that we live in a 24/7 world. (Probably by people who are still asleep at 7am on a Sunday morning.) Cycling through the deserted city is kind of cool though.
If someone had the fortune to be able to save 100% of a six-figure salary (say, $100,000/year in this case), it would take 10 years to save up 1 million. It would take 10,000 years to save up 1 billion.
Billionaires should not exist. Not in a perfect world, and certainly not in our imperfect one.
If you're off to uni this month and you're a UK citizen, for goodness sake make sure you register to vote, especially if you weren't old enough to vote in 2016.
There's going to be a general election, probably in November, and if you aren't registered at your uni address pretty much straight after the start of term then you won't get a say, or you'll have to travel home to vote. All UK unis are able to help with voter registration. Most can do it during student registration.
Unless, of course, you're okay with well-off pensioners deciding your future again.
Rees-Mogg admits if public had 'informed decision' now second referendum would 'overturn' Brexit vote
Hey, I'm planning to write an article/short book/pdf about the issues men (and people percieved as men) face, but from a more feminist perspective than what you usually see online. One of the things I will talk about is how men are forced to hide emotions and aren't allowed to wear things they enjoy, like dresses. I also want to include other things as well.
What do you think are the most important issues I should talk about? I want it to include perspectives of many different types of people, not just my opinions.
If you tell me your experiences it will be very appreciated!
telnet http://mapscii.me # For maps in your terminal from OpenStreetMap. Use arrow keys to move around and a/z to zoom in/out. Or use your mouse if your terminal supports that.
Oh, it’s so exciting! Greta #Thunberg is almost in New York.
Forget the “ecowarrior kid” media hook. Thunberg is one of the best rhetoricians to push Green imperatives in our era, a sincere and incisive thinker, an #actuallyautistic paragon, and speaks with a true blue prophetic voice missing from most mamby-pamby greenwashed corporate-pandering spin. She lays it on the line: Put up or shut up time, humanity.
And she is touring the Americas! I can’t wait! 🙆🏽♀️
I am a man, and I should dress like a woman if I were not such a coward.
That is, I should revel in velvets, in silks and satins, in plumes and ruffles, in rich or delicate colors, in daring and dashing modes, in endless variety suited to my whim, to the weather or the occasion. It would be great fun. It would be an artistic gratification. But I don't dare.
In the days of knighthood, when men were really breve, they out-dressed the women; but in these degenerate days we do not venture our fancies beyond cravats. No man in modern times has dared to dress as he pleased, except Oscar Wilde, and we buried him with craven hisses.
We men rail at women's fashions, but in our hearts we know ourselves to be the slaves of fashion, of one dull, deadly, monotonous fashion, which we hate, but from which we are too cowardly to free ourselves.
-- Life magazine, February 1916
@eleanorkonik No. Most would say that the journey would be instantaneous to both traveller and outside observer so it would still be 3000. This is generally the way they work in science fiction. However some would argue that this violates relativity theory. Your interpretation wouldn't but it would certainly slow the pace of a space opera.
live in Britain/keen European
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