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your fave types of pale all mixed up //

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one of my favorite things is how people talk to themselves in tumblr tags, taking this space designed for metadata classification and using it as a form of parenthetical speech. those grey little tags feel so cozy, a whispered dimension to the flat communication of the net

those words could be shorter

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1 in 3 people would rob a bank if they knew they could get away with it.
The largest bank robbery in U.S. history was in 1997 when $17.3 million in cash was stolen from a vault in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Other than the animal, the English word “pig” also refers to baked clay, or pottery.
People would often save money in pots and jars made of pig, called “pig jars”, which then evolved to “pig banks.”
Created by David Brandon Geeting.

On the eve of Scotland’s independence referendum, Yes supporters rallied in George Square to listen to speakers and live music. But it was at the other side of the square, in front of Glasgow’s City Chambers, where the real interest of the evening lay for me: a group of our Catalan brothers and sisters arranged rows of coloured candles to show the Catalan and Scottish flags side by side. When the arrangement was fully lit, the gathered crowd cheered and began to chant “Sí! sí! sí! Yes! Yes! Yes!” A piper stepped into the middle of the square and began to play. It was without doubt one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I was tearful, and it was so powerful an experience that I left shortly afterwards, unable to take any more. What a privilege. What a special time to be alive in this country.

Today as Scotland votes on independence, peruse this reading list of Scottish favorites to learn more about the country’s history, politics, and culture.

The Scottish television programmes yesterday

A nice touch from Vintage Guru on Byres Road.

Emma Watson represents the UN, in her role as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, in Uruguay where she was campaigning for a higher representation of women in politics.

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