You won’t believe why the Victoria Line is currently suspended

So now they are using rail replaCEMENT buses… sorry (embarrassed face)

usvsth3m:

The civil engineering team has poured fast-setting concrete into the Victoria Line signalling equipment room and shut everything down

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They are trying to get it out ASAP

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This room also controls part of Pimlico

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There’s an estimated 3 rows of relay equipment submerged in the concrete at this stage

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So there you go, Victoria Line screwed because of fast-setting concrete

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Look, here’s a map, it’s suspended - blimey.

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English is hard. Righting it is harder.

lolmythesis:

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Seattle University

Bookmole turned 5 today!

Bookmole turned 5 today!

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Public Shaming: Women's Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli Deemed "Undeserving Ugly Fat Slut" By Sexists Because She's Not A Tall Skinny...

publicshaming:

28 year old French tennis player Marion Bartoli is your 2013 Women’s Singles Wimbledon champion!

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That’s Bartoli there on your left. And I’m sure you can see the problem here. You don’t? Oh, that might be because you’re not a BIG SEXIST ASSHOLE. Because, if you were, you’d take one good look…

I cannot believe this. Oh, yes, I can. Cos I didn’t see the final and when I asked my 25 year old son who had won, he replied “the ugly one”. At least he did not say “the ugly slag / bitch / dyke / man”, so that’s something.

lovebeyondmeasure:

Quick, messy graphic to explain a concept that seems obvious to me:
We shouldn’t be helping women because they’re related to someone else. We shouldn’t be helping women because someone else cares about them. We should be helping women because they are people. 
We should be helping women for their own sake.
Why is that a hard concept for people to grasp?

lovebeyondmeasure:

Quick, messy graphic to explain a concept that seems obvious to me:

We shouldn’t be helping women because they’re related to someone else. We shouldn’t be helping women because someone else cares about them. We should be helping women because they are people. 

We should be helping women for their own sake.

Why is that a hard concept for people to grasp?

ckburch:

Hello, everyone.

I’m coming to you today with a request: reblog this post. Why? Well, lemme tell ya: I’m a starving artist. No, really. I’m not going to get into it because I really don’t believe in motivating income based on personal hard times, but let’s just say that over the course of the last two weeks I’ve had the rug pulled out from under my feet by my former job and all the money I was counting on coming to me to survive is no longer coming. Which is a bit of a shock, but at the same time is not surprising. Still, I digress right now, so let me continue.

If you click here, you’ll be taken to my Amazon.com author page, where you can view the two novels I have written (images above!) and purchase them if you care. There are digital and print versions, and sales of either benefit me greatly either way. Amazon has a fantastic profit margin for independent authors, and it’s been a great experience thus far. I’ve sold enough books to feel marginally successful. Unfortunately, marginally successful isn’t going to butter the bread for me or my two kids anymore. Also, I understand that sci-fi and horror books aren’t for everyone. Furthermore, I understand that there’s a lot of people under the gun right now as far as money is concerned, and that not everyone just has money to spend. So ultimately, here’s my plea:

If you don’t/can’t buy anything, please just reblog this. All I’m looking for is to spread the word a little bit so that I can expand my horizons while investing in other social media to get sales moving. That reblog button is all I’m asking for. I’m not looking for sympathy sales, because hey, who wants to buy a book because a guy is coming up short on cash? Not me. But if someone sees this and thinks, “Well, I’ll click the link,” and they see the books and decide they want to buy a copy simply cause they like what they see? That’s all I’m looking for. A little outreach.

Tumblr, thank you in advance. I know I can’t make money happen from Tumblr alone, but it’s a good place to start. The next couple of months are going to be rough. Regardless, I know I’m going to make it through simply because I don’t have another choice. And if you end up grabbing a book: thank you so very much in advance. Everything helps.

Goodnight, and thank you.

I got them both - they look good to me! Hoping things get better for you, CK.

thefrogman:

OMG FROGMAN STOP POSTING POLITICS!

No - please keep on posting politics! Specially political comment this good…

thefrogman:

OMG FROGMAN STOP POSTING POLITICS!

No - please keep on posting politics! Specially political comment this good…

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The final wishes of former Star Trek actor James Doohan were honoured on Tuesday (22May12) when his ashes were released into outer space.
The actor, who died in July, 2005, left specific instructions in his will to distribute his remains beyond Earth’s atmosphere.
And, on Tuesday, a small urn containing a portion of Doohan’s ashes was successfully sent into orbit via SpaceX’s unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, which took off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The final wishes of former Star Trek actor James Doohan were honoured on Tuesday (22May12) when his ashes were released into outer space.

The actor, who died in July, 2005, left specific instructions in his will to distribute his remains beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

And, on Tuesday, a small urn containing a portion of Doohan’s ashes was successfully sent into orbit via SpaceX’s unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, which took off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.