just so you know what is going on in my country right now:
- votes came in for independence 45% yes 55% no
- media very “”no”” centred and bias
- unionists are now attacking yes voters
- a seventeen year old girl has been stabbed
- they are burning our saltire giving nazi salutes
- our first minister resigns
please signal boost this
Okay, so, I’m a Scot (and I voted Yes and was utterly gutted that the vote went the way it did) but - whilst, yes, there was a bit of a stramash that went on for a few hours, involving a pretty small number of people in Glasgow city centre (and another, smaller, one in Dundee) last night, the have actually been NO reports of any stabbings, there is no civil unrest and we do not need any signal boosting of this nature. The few that fell to violence appear to have been thugs looking for a fight, not anyone actually protesting or making any kind of reasonable political statement.
What we DO need is time to let ourselves draw back together, to capitalise on the EXTRAORDINARY level of political engagement we have - 84.6% of eligible voters voted, including 16 & 17 year olds who were allowed to vote for the first time - and continue the conversations we’ve all been having for years now - including many, many people who have never really felt politics were something that affected them - and for ALL of US to move FORWARD to build up our nation (within the UK) into something we are ALL JUSTIFIABLY proud of (and hopefully make sure that the UK government now delivers on the promises it made - what you CAN SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE is this petition: https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/promise-for-Scotland#petition that requests that they do that)
I’m so relieved to hear that things probably haven’t been as bad in Scotland as people were initially suggesting. The fact that people were framing events the way that they did suggests that there was still some spates of anti-Scottish/anti-Yes violence from the far-right which is still entirely unacceptable (and sadly predictable, wtf Britain) and I hope everyone’s okay.
Like thrownrockisad4 said, the voter turnout was pretty historic and whatever the outcome is, it speaks volumes about how far the issue of Scottish independence has come, even in the last decade. I don’t know how things are over the border but I really hope that here in England it doesn’t just get swept under the rug and not talked about (like we did with the AV referendum, the coalition agreement, the trainwreck that was the PCC election in 2012, the 2011 riots, the large number of anti-austerity protests and especially the 2010 student protests, and pretty much any political event of the last 6 years or so that has made the UK right wing look bad) but rather treated as the ongoing issue it is.
the reaper came to my sims’ graduation ceremony, he was wearing his “formal attire”….
so many glitches in the sims seem to revolve around the grim reaper acting like a normal person, doing normal (or at least non-grim reaper) things and I love it so much and it should be a webcomic
SO HARD NOT TO DANCE WHEN YOU HAVE EARPHONES ON WALKING BY YOURSELF
Fun fact. I’ve done it.
I mean, it was more like overly exaggerated walking + some unnecessary twirls, but god dammit it was Down the Road and you don’t not move when that song comes on.But then you notice your PE teacher has been watching you from behind and just stares like…
true fact: PE teachers are not inherently judging you, they are watching your every move to pick up on your insecurities so they can exploit them to make you feel inferior
the trick is to show the PE teacher that you could not possibly give less of a fuck
what I’m saying is you need to go H.A.M.
literally just googled ‘how do i not be lazy’ and then decided reading any of the many, many articles on the subject would be too much effort
I am a 2009 Facebook one-liner that has gained sentience
I’m glad his phone survived and shaking my head at people that are watching this as entertainment
but I honestly gotta say that this everyday device is years behind, fragile, and marketed far too hard for it to be worth the hundreds of dollars people are funneling into it just to watch it break on the ground after one drop.
I mean if it’s already $600 or so just make it stronger or have it come in a default protective case. Does it take 5 generations after the first model to recognize that simple fix?
Strap yerselves in b/c we’re going MAXIMUM 80S