Look at your seams weakening, slowly falling apart. It is exactly as I said. Your xenophobia will be your ruin. Your stupidity and small mindedness, coupled with the dreaming government’s inflexibility will come together to destroy the country. Once the country is tainted as a xenophobic and an unsafe place to conduct business, there will be naught but failure after failure.
Edit: Your influence and censorship do not extend to the internet realm. Every word you say will be scrutinised. Does one have to rule from the internet in order for democracy to actually happen?
Wow. I’m surprised how easy it was to teach people the little wisdom I have. In the past, I’ve told friends to do certain things to improve their lives but they’ve never listened. I was frustrated that people didnt want to listen and actually found comfort in living in mediocre living conditions, never improving, never progressing.
I suppose all you need is a major event to knock you down before you start being receptive to advice.
A group of geologists and map designers have reconstructed the geological ages of Essos, Westeros, and other regions described in A Song of Ice and Fire. The results are incredible - and reveal just how violent and mythic real-life geological changes can be.
Using the same kinds of tools that allow geologists to model historical and future climates, the group has made educated guesses about what kinds of natural disasters broke and made this dragon-infested planet. They’ve named each geological period after Earth’s geological periods, just to make it easier. But then they’ve invented events like massive vulcanism, plate tectonics that divided Essos from Westeros, and more. It’s marvelously detailed and mesmerizing. They’ve acutally created entire histories for each period. Here they are:
Geologic events occurring XX million years ago (Mya) on Westeros:
(today) The size of the Game of Thrones planet
(25 Mya) The Earth split Westeros from Essos
(30-40 Mya) When Dorne boiled
(40 Mya) Land of ice
(60-80 Mya) The rise of the Black Mountains
(80-100 Mya) As the Moon rose, so did the Lannisters
(300 Mya) Diving the tropical reefs of Winterfell
(450 Mya) The sand ran red
(500 Mya) The first mountains
They call him the Winter Soldier. He reminds me more of fire, though.
Why the fuck is your artwork so epic all the time
How does a good hearted person who does not believe in god go to hell? The most loving and caring person who doesn’t believe in god gets to be tortured for eternity. If this tenet is true, I’d rather discard a place in heaven and go to hell. It is people like you who insult the memory of loved ones. People who don’t understand what they’re saying. Your very mission to save the world from hellfire is delusion and stupidity.
Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate?
by Alastair Bland
For lovers of fatty tuna belly, canned albacore and swordfish kebabs, here’s a question: Would you be willing to give them up for several years so that you could eat them perhaps for the rest of your life?
If a new proposal to ban fishing on the open ocean were to fly, that’s essentially what we might be faced with. It’s an idea that might help restore the populations of several rapidly disappearing fish – like tuna, swordfish and marlin — that we, and future generations, might like to continue to have as a food source.
The novel conservation plan, introduced recently in a in the journal PLoS Biology, would close international waters – where there’s currently pretty much a fishing free-for-all — to all fishing and restrict commercial fishermen to coastal areas managed by individual nations. The authors, and , suggest turning the open ocean into a worldwide reserve for the migratory species that travel huge distances…
(read more: NPR)
images: Alex Hofford/EPA /LANDOV and PLoS Biology
YES ABOUT TIME