Anonyme asked:
How about Belgrade, Brussels, Dublin, Luxembourg, and Sofia?

Belgrade: Tell me about the nicknames people give you.

Allie cat: My best friend has called me this since we were like three. 

Boo: One of my dad’s many nicknames. 

Blue bunny: Another of my dad’s nicknames.

Little tsareina: Our nanny’s nickname for me when I was little. She was Russian and she loved the Romanovs, so it was a pretty high compliment. Thinking back on it, she was actually the first one to get me into royalty. 

Brussels: Do you use many different languages in a same sentence?

Yes. When I want to annoy my mum, I’ll switch between French and English with like every other word in a sentence and it drives her absolutely insane. 

Dublin: Have you ever drunk to forget something and/or someone?

No.

Luxembourg: Have you ever deeply regretted something you done (and I really mean DEEPLY)?

Yes.

Sofia: Have you ever been a victim of any form of prejudice?

Yes. Never oppression, but prejudice. 

# Anonymous # ask 
Prague, podgorica, scopje, villnius

Podgorica: Would you die for what you believe?

Absolutely.

Prague: Are you a jealous person?

No.

Skopje: What was the sweetest thing anyone called you?

When I was little, our nanny used to call me her little tsareina. I still think it’s one of the sweetest things anyone has ever called me.

Villnius: Would you change your nationality if you had the chance?

Nope.

# thequeenmothershat # ask 
Zagreb and Vienna :3

Vienna: Choose a song to define your life and explain it.

Oh gosh, this one is going to sound so cheesy but I’ll have to go with Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance. When I was little my grandmother always told me that she wanted me to carry on her memory of always being kind and selfless and always willing to lend a helping hand and I’ve always tried to lead my life in that way. 

Zagreb: Have you ever gave your heart to someone who did not deserve it at all?

Yes, but not in a romantic sort of way. I suppose I didn’t really give it to them so much as I opened it up to them and they took advantage of that opportunity in a bad way. 

# lionessdonotweep # ask 

THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW ME IS ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE

  1. (Pick a destination on this European road trip- or more, if you like it)
  2. Amsterdam: Do people think you are a complete "alien"?
  3. Athens: Are you a perfectionist?
  4. Belgrade: Tell me about the nicknames people give you.
  5. Berlin: How often can you get everything you really want?
  6. Bratislava: Tell me about the book of your life.
  7. Brussels: Do you use many different languages in a same sentence?
  8. Bucharest: Have you ever put someone in the Friend Zone?
  9. Budapest: Have you ever been put in the Friend Zone?
  10. Copenhagen: Have you ever kissed or been kissed by a complete stranger?
  11. Dublin: Have you ever drunk to forget something and/or someone?
  12. Helsinki: Imagine you have to choose between love and your greatest goal in life. What would be your choice?
  13. Kiev: Have you ever felt hurt by words that cut your heart more than a knife could ever do?
  14. Lisbon: Have you ever felt you were - absolutely - born in the wrong country?
  15. Ljubljana: Have you ever been mistaken by someone else?
  16. London: More sense or more sensibility?
  17. Luxembourg: Have you ever deeply regretted something you done (and I really mean DEEPLY)?
  18. Madrid: Which talents you don't have and you really would love to have?
  19. Moscow: Are you able you sleep well every night?
  20. Nicosia: How often do you fall into a state of procrastination?
  21. Oslo: What would give you absolute peace of mind?
  22. Paris: Are you afraid of falling in love (in general or for a specific person)?
  23. Podgorica: Would you die for what you believe?
  24. Prague: Are you a jealous person?
  25. Reykjavik: If you had to choose a country in the World to live forever and ever, which one it would be?
  26. Riga: Would you take and publish a selfie if someone asked you to?
  27. Rome: Have you ever experienced undeniable and true love in any form?
  28. Sarajevo: How far would you go for the ones you love?
  29. Skopje: What was the sweetest thing anyone called you?
  30. Sofia: Have you ever been a victim of any form of prejudice?
  31. Stockholm: Have you ever felt that you were an inspiration for someone else?
  32. Tallinn: What was the strangest rumour you heard about yourself?
  33. Tirana: Do you consider yourself a sexy person?
  34. Valletta: Have you ever had a car or bike accident?
  35. Vienna: Choose a song to define your life and explain it.
  36. Vilnius: Would you change your nationality if you had the chance?
  37. Warsaw: Have you ever suffered a depression?
  38. Zagreb: Have you ever gave your heart to someone who did not deserve it at all?
  39. Zurich: How important is money in your life?
  40. NOWHERE FAST: Don´t ask me absolutely anything. Tell – tell me what you think about the person that owns this Tumblr.
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badscienceshenanigans:

bregma:

kevinrfree:

charlienight:

commanderbishoujo:

bogleech:

prokopetz:

johnlockinthetardiswithdestiel:

truthandglory:

assbanditkirk:

whoa canada
someone needs to turn down that sass level

Two things to know about Canada!
We are smart enough to know hot things should be hot.
We are sorry if you don’t

fun story about the reason they do that (at least in America)
once this lady spilled her McDonald’s coffee on herself and ended up getting like 3rd degree burns and since there was no warning on the cup she was able to claim she didn’t know it would be hot (or at least that hot) and won a lawsuit against McDonald’s for $1 million

That’s what the media smear campaign against her would have you believe, anyway. The truth of the matter is that the McDonald’s in question had previously been cited - on at least two separate occasions - for keeping their coffee so hot that it violated local occupational health and safety regulations. The lady didn’t win her lawsuit because American courts are stupid; she won it because the McDonald’s she bought that coffee from was actively and knowingly breaking the law with respect to the temperature of its coffee at the time of the incident.
(I mean, do you have any idea what a third-degree burn actually is? Third-degree burns involve “full thickness” tissue damage; we’re talking bone-deep, with possible destruction of tissue. Can you even imagine how hot that cup of coffee would have to have been to inflict that kind of damage in the few seconds it was in contact with her skin?)

Yeah I’m tired of people joking about either the “stupid” woman who didn’t know coffee was hot or the “greedy” woman making up bullshit to get money.
She was hideously injured by hideous irresponsibility, it was an absolutely legitimate lawsuit and the warning on the cups basically allows McDonalds to claim no responsibility even if it happens again. Every other company followed suit to cover their asses.
So they can still legally serve you something that could sear off the end of your tongue or permanently demolish the front of your gums and just give you a big fat middle finger in court. “The label SAID it would be HOT, STUPID.”

obligatory reblog for the great debunking of the usual ignorance spouted about this case
obligatory mention that the media smear campaign to twist teh facts on this case and get public opinion against the victim was deliberate and fueled by the right wing tort reform movement
it was seized upon to limit the rights of consumers to hold giant corporations accountable for wrongdoing
watch the documentary Hot Coffee, it lays out all of the facts and examines the response to this case and explains why everything you think you know about this case is bullshit, and explains why tort reform is bullshit in an entertaining and informative manner

The woman injured in Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants was 79 years old at the time of her injuries, and suffered third-degree burns to the pelvic region (including her thighs, buttocks, and groin), which in combination with lesser burns in the surrounding regions caused damage to an area totaling a whopping 22% of her body’s surface. These injuries that required two years of intensive medical care, including multiple skin grafts; during her hospitalization, Stella Liebeck lost around 20% of her starting body weight.
She was uninsured and sued McDonald’s Restaurants for the cost of her past and projected future medical care, an estimated $20,000. The corporation offered a settlement of $800, a number so obviously ridiculous that I’m not even going to dignify it with any further explanation.
The settlement number most often quoted is not the amount that the corporation actually paid; the jury in the first trial suggested a payment equal to a day or two of coffee revenues for McDonald’s, which at the time totaled more than $1 million per diem. The judge reduced the required payout to around $640,000 in both compensatory and punitive damages, and the case was later settled out of court for less than $600,000.
Keep in mind that at the time, McDonald’s already had over 700 cases of complaints about coffee-related burns on file, but continued to sell coffee heated to nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit (around 90 degrees Celsius) as a means of boosting sales (their selling point was that one could buy the coffee, drive to a second location such as work or home, and still have a piping hot beverage). This in spite of the fact that most restaurants serve coffee between 140 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit (60 to 71 degrees Celsius), and many coffee experts agree that such high temperatures are desirable only during the brewing process itself.
The Liebeck case was absolutely not an example of litigation-happy Americans expecting corporations to cover their asses for their own stupidity, but we seem determined to remember it that way. It’s an issue of liability, and the allowable lengths of capitalism, and even of the way in which our society is incredibly dangerous for and punitive towards the uninsured, but it was not and is not a frivolous suit. Please check your assumptions and do your research before you turn a burn victim’s suffering into a throwaway punchline.

#don’t fricking get me started on Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants the level of misinformation floating around is staggering#I know that it’s an older case but it still makes me really mad that people treat it as this big dumb thing?#the fact that the media took a serious case and turned it into what it is to us today should piss people off#the level of distortion of facts is astonishing and upsetting and nobody seems to hear about it?#sorry I’m done I just#it upsets me when a legal travesty like this is just dragged out for some#’haha americans are sOOOOOOOo dumb!!1!’ humor#I MEAN GODDAMN IF YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE FUN OF AMERICANS AT LEAST MAKE FUN OF US WITH FACTS OKAY

jesus, i actually didn’t know about any of this, thanks for clearing that up

LEGALISMGOD BLESS AMERICAAND SPEAKING OF CORPORATE PR WHACK JOBS RE: PUBLIC “HYSTERIA” AND “FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS,” ASK ME ABOUT THE ALAR “SCARE” SOMETIME

badscienceshenanigans:

bregma:

kevinrfree:

charlienight:

commanderbishoujo:

bogleech:

prokopetz:

johnlockinthetardiswithdestiel:

truthandglory:

assbanditkirk:

whoa canada

someone needs to turn down that sass level

Two things to know about Canada!

  1. We are smart enough to know hot things should be hot.
  2. We are sorry if you don’t

fun story about the reason they do that (at least in America)

once this lady spilled her McDonald’s coffee on herself and ended up getting like 3rd degree burns and since there was no warning on the cup she was able to claim she didn’t know it would be hot (or at least that hot) and won a lawsuit against McDonald’s for $1 million

That’s what the media smear campaign against her would have you believe, anyway. The truth of the matter is that the McDonald’s in question had previously been cited - on at least two separate occasions - for keeping their coffee so hot that it violated local occupational health and safety regulations. The lady didn’t win her lawsuit because American courts are stupid; she won it because the McDonald’s she bought that coffee from was actively and knowingly breaking the law with respect to the temperature of its coffee at the time of the incident.

(I mean, do you have any idea what a third-degree burn actually is? Third-degree burns involve “full thickness” tissue damage; we’re talking bone-deep, with possible destruction of tissue. Can you even imagine how hot that cup of coffee would have to have been to inflict that kind of damage in the few seconds it was in contact with her skin?)

Yeah I’m tired of people joking about either the “stupid” woman who didn’t know coffee was hot or the “greedy” woman making up bullshit to get money.

She was hideously injured by hideous irresponsibility, it was an absolutely legitimate lawsuit and the warning on the cups basically allows McDonalds to claim no responsibility even if it happens again. Every other company followed suit to cover their asses.

So they can still legally serve you something that could sear off the end of your tongue or permanently demolish the front of your gums and just give you a big fat middle finger in court. “The label SAID it would be HOT, STUPID.”

obligatory reblog for the great debunking of the usual ignorance spouted about this case

obligatory mention that the media smear campaign to twist teh facts on this case and get public opinion against the victim was deliberate and fueled by the right wing tort reform movement

it was seized upon to limit the rights of consumers to hold giant corporations accountable for wrongdoing

watch the documentary Hot Coffee, it lays out all of the facts and examines the response to this case and explains why everything you think you know about this case is bullshit, and explains why tort reform is bullshit in an entertaining and informative manner

The woman injured in Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants was 79 years old at the time of her injuries, and suffered third-degree burns to the pelvic region (including her thighs, buttocks, and groin), which in combination with lesser burns in the surrounding regions caused damage to an area totaling a whopping 22% of her body’s surface. These injuries that required two years of intensive medical care, including multiple skin grafts; during her hospitalization, Stella Liebeck lost around 20% of her starting body weight.

She was uninsured and sued McDonald’s Restaurants for the cost of her past and projected future medical care, an estimated $20,000. The corporation offered a settlement of $800, a number so obviously ridiculous that I’m not even going to dignify it with any further explanation.

The settlement number most often quoted is not the amount that the corporation actually paid; the jury in the first trial suggested a payment equal to a day or two of coffee revenues for McDonald’s, which at the time totaled more than $1 million per diem. The judge reduced the required payout to around $640,000 in both compensatory and punitive damages, and the case was later settled out of court for less than $600,000.

Keep in mind that at the time, McDonald’s already had over 700 cases of complaints about coffee-related burns on file, but continued to sell coffee heated to nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit (around 90 degrees Celsius) as a means of boosting sales (their selling point was that one could buy the coffee, drive to a second location such as work or home, and still have a piping hot beverage). This in spite of the fact that most restaurants serve coffee between 140 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit (60 to 71 degrees Celsius), and many coffee experts agree that such high temperatures are desirable only during the brewing process itself.

The Liebeck case was absolutely not an example of litigation-happy Americans expecting corporations to cover their asses for their own stupidity, but we seem determined to remember it that way. It’s an issue of liability, and the allowable lengths of capitalism, and even of the way in which our society is incredibly dangerous for and punitive towards the uninsured, but it was not and is not a frivolous suit. Please check your assumptions and do your research before you turn a burn victim’s suffering into a throwaway punchline.

jesus, i actually didn’t know about any of this, thanks for clearing that up

LEGALISM

GOD BLESS AMERICA

AND SPEAKING OF CORPORATE PR WHACK JOBS RE: PUBLIC “HYSTERIA” AND “FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS,” ASK ME ABOUT THE ALAR “SCARE” SOMETIME

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lexrhetoricae:

mercuryacejones:

Latest positive news out of Ferguson. Community coming together.

Teachers: Heroes.

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shewolfofengland:

The British Royal Family + google searches (insp)

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Anonyme asked:
It's fine :) how have you been lately? SA

I’ve been well. I’m going back to school soon so I’m not too thrilled. You?

# Ask # SA # Anonymous 
Anonyme asked:
Which DoC looks do you dislike the most?

There hasn’t really been anything that I’ve been like “omg no” but I’m not particularly fond of her engagement or wedding dress.

# Ask # Anonymous 
notordinaryfashion:

Valentino Haute Couture - Details

notordinaryfashion:

Valentino Haute Couture - Details

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