Oscar Wilde & Other Atrocities

Fate is not a factor

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straightallies:

grumpyspacetoad:

hashtagthatsreal:

weteevee:

is this how christian couples takes baths together

I don’t understand why it needs the gender colored lighting….

straight people need reassurance at every step in their lives

no homo couple’s bathtub

straightallies:

grumpyspacetoad:

hashtagthatsreal:

weteevee:

is this how christian couples takes baths together

I don’t understand why it needs the gender colored lighting….

straight people need reassurance at every step in their lives

no homo couple’s bathtub

(Source: cleancore, via flirtingwithparadox)

Filed under Rogue's ideal sexy bathtub time also ned's ideal sexy bathtub time but if your touch is not literally poisonous to your lover I do not see the point of it

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georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

A British soldier bids farewell to his child before heading off to war. Unlike the Continental powers, the United Kingdom had never relied on conscription to fill the ranks of her army. The all-volunteer force was generally considered to be the best trained - man-for-man - of the forces at the outbreak of war, but while both her allies and opponents could quickly mobilize reserves of millions who had already been trained, the UK had to rely on its small existing army of 250,000, a Territorial Force of only slightly more than half that, and volunteers (Who would take months to train and deploy). At the outbreak of war, only seven divisions, totally some 150,000 men, were available for the British Expeditionary Force.
(IWM)

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

A British soldier bids farewell to his child before heading off to war. Unlike the Continental powers, the United Kingdom had never relied on conscription to fill the ranks of her army. The all-volunteer force was generally considered to be the best trained - man-for-man - of the forces at the outbreak of war, but while both her allies and opponents could quickly mobilize reserves of millions who had already been trained, the UK had to rely on its small existing army of 250,000, a Territorial Force of only slightly more than half that, and volunteers (Who would take months to train and deploy). At the outbreak of war, only seven divisions, totally some 150,000 men, were available for the British Expeditionary Force.

(IWM)

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notbecauseofvictories:

Since that was an incredibly depressing post, let me recommend a much more uplifting book recommendation, The Woman Who Defied Kings.

It’s a very interesting biography of Gracia Mendes Nasi, one of the Spanish conversos who fled to Portugal. Among those who continued to secretly practice Judaism, she married a powerful spice-trader who himself was a conversos. After his death and her move to Antwerp (where her late husband’s brother had set up a profitable bank, the House of Mendes) she used her immense resources and wealth to establish a network where other Jews could escape Spain and Portugal.

When her brother-in-law also died, she was left with an enormous banking and trading empire, and influence over kings and popes. She became so powerful that when the pope sentenced a group of conversos to the stake, she organized a trade embargo with the Papal States and got them released.

Several of the historic synagogues and yeshivas in Istanbul (where she fled after Europe proved hostile) were built by her for the Jewish refugees she helped escape there.

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