Russian Government Caught Editing Wikipedia Entry On Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

According to the Daily News,the page written in Russian, originally said that the plane was “shot down by terrorists of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic.”

The edited entry now reads, “shot down by Ukrainian soldiers” in the Wikipedia page and those edits were made from within a Russian government location.

Hey - Vladimir, Edit This - PUTIN IS A SOCIOPATHIC MEGALOMANIC in bed with MURDERERS, THUGS, CRIMINALS, BIGOTS, RACISTS, HOMOPHOBES, THIEVES, SPIES AND LIARS. 

(Source: smdxn, via andybrwn)

The Mingulay Boat Song

Below are the anti-separation words I wrote for this - Union Forever!

Heel yo ho, boys, we’ll no go, boys
Swing her head round an’ all together
Heel yo ho, boys, we’ll no go, boys
Sailing her homeward not take her away
Lies are baiting, for separating
"She is not ours boys, ‘till WE break away!"
False will fail tho, true our course ho,
'Ere the sun sets we will stay
But Heel yo ho, boys, we’ll no go, boys
Swing her head round an’ stay together
Heel yo ho, boys, we’ll no go, boys
Sailing her homeward not break her away
What care they, boys, how white the minch is
What care they, of brothers we,
Union damned boys, every risk is
Treated as cowardice an’ treachery!
Aye heel yo ho, boys, we’ll no go, boys
Swing her head round an’ beid the ‘gether
Heel yo ho, boys, we’ll no go, boys
Sailing her homeward - an home we’ll stay

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The Union Flag - or Union Jack - Explained

Scotland’s flag is the Cross of St Andrew (white on a blue background). England’s is the Cross of St George (red on a white background). The flags on the bottom row.

In 1603 when the reigning James VI of Scotland also inherited the English (and Irish) thrones we had the ‘Union of the Crowns’ under James I of Great Britaine.  As a result the blue of Scotland was combined with the red of England - with the white from both - for royal use when the King was in Scotland or England.  The flags on the middle row.

Which was on top depended on where it flew - St Andrew’s on top in Scotland and St George’s in England.

In 1707 the Parliaments of Scotland and England united and a single unitary state was greater.  Then the flag was no longer just a royal device - it became the flag of Great Britain.  The version with St George’s cross more prominent because it was in wider use and was deemed more coherent from a distance (for use in shipping, fortifications, by the army, etc.)

Then in 1801,  the Irish Kingdom was formally added to the flag (now just for Northern Ireland) by adding the diagonal red of the Cross of St Patrick.  (It lies beneath the Scottish and Scottish crosses hence it is off center.  The wider part of white must always be to the top, otherwise the flag is upside down - and that is also a specific insult to the Cross of St Andrew.)

Magnificent 19th-Century Library Shelves 350,000 Books

Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, the magnificent library has the distinction of holding the largest and most valuable collection of Portuguese works outside of Portugal, with over 350,000 volumes filling its countless bookshelves.

Finally!!!!  A real reason to visit Brazil….

(Source: missliteraryali, via thetrueheirtohighgarden)