don’t date someone that promises you forever. date someone who acknowledges that life happens, that people change, that things may get in the way. date someone who despite knowing all of that, tries their hardest for your relationship.
Esperanto As A Neutral Language
In what way does Esperanto create a more just world?
The most common argument is that Esperanto is a neutral language.
This means that it is not attached to a single country or political entity, and is not complicit in dominating other cultures. On the…
Every year, I try to do at least two things with my students at least once. First, I make a point of addressing them as “philosophers” – a bit cheesy, but hopefully it encourages active learning.
Secondly, I say something like this: “I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘everyone is entitled to their opinion.’ Perhaps you’ve even said it yourself, maybe to head off an argument or bring one to a close. Well, as soon as you walk into this room, it’s no longer true. You are not entitled to your opinion. You are only entitled to what you can argue for.”
A bit harsh? Perhaps, but philosophy teachers owe it to our students to teach them how to construct and defend an argument – and to recognize when a belief has become indefensible.
The problem with “I’m entitled to my opinion” is that, all too often, it’s used to shelter beliefs that should have been abandoned. It becomes shorthand for “I can say or think whatever I like” – and by extension, continuing to argue is somehow disrespectful. And this attitude feeds, I suggest, into the false equivalence between experts and non-experts that is an increasingly pernicious feature of our public discourse.
I watch that tv show and I must say they speak in an old-fashioned variety of Spanish (still understandable for us) and they use the old ‘you singular’ which is ‘vos’. This is why they often say ‘(vos)…
Master list of fake documentaries (aka docufiction/mockumentaries)
Yes, all of these are fake, despite any attempts to pass them off as real *coughMERMAIDScough*. Without further ado, here are some great mockumentaries! I’ll include a short description and where you can watch them.
La Gran Tigrada of Chilapa, Guerrero
Every 15th of August, children and adults keep alive a more than 500-year-old tradition of paying homage to Tepecyolotli, benefactor of agriculture and giver of rain, by dressing as jaguars.
Image via Bernadino Hernández, Cuartoscuro
My favorite insult is in Esperanto, there is the term “Bonantagulo”, which means “someone whose Esperanto is limited to a few basic phrases like ‘bonan tagon’ (good day)”. Basically, a poseur. Jesus, Bob, stop being such a bonantagulo, you’re embarrassing all of us.
Firelord Zuko and Toph Beiphong
"For the last 13 years Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara has been taking pictures of her grandma, Misao, to commemorate her life. 9 years ago, 88-year-old Misao found a stray odd-eyed cat in her shed: she called it Fukumaru, hoping that “the god of fuku (good fortune) would come and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle).” Miyoko has been photographing their beautiful friendship and the way they go about their daily routine ever since.”
Still my favorite post on tumblr
A handy chart, Full Moons still to come in 2014.
i want a fic about sansa getting married to loras and margaery to renly then when everyone else is asleep margaery and loras high five each other every night when they meet in the corridor whilst changing rooms and they live happily ever after