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raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

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matthewhubbard:

Lord, forgive me, but I need space for iOS 8.

iOS 8 has been released. I’m posting this from my photos app - Just testing it out 😃

But here are some things you should do before updating to Apple’s latest OS that is set to be released around 10 AM PST.

Make sure your iPad is backed up to iCloud. To do this you go to Settings>iCloud>Storage & Backup and at the very bottom (On an iPhone you will need to scroll down.) tap “Backup Now.” And wait.

Also another thing you will need to do is make sure all your apps are up to date. This is because a majority of app updates right before a release add support to that new OS. You can always wait to update your apps until you have the new OS but you might as well just update them now.

One more thing. Wait a few hours after launch to update to iOS 8. There will be literally millions of people flooding Apple’s servers trying to update all at once and it will most likely cause some issues trying to download the update. If you were around for Apple’s last major update, iOS 7 you know what I’m talking about.

If you would like to get rid of U2 completely you will have to go to the website Apple provided and follow the instructions.
It seems fishy but this IS an official Apple website. At the right of your Apple bar it should say “Apple.com” or have an Apple logo.

And if you’re still afraid to click the link then look it up on google.

Someone calls me a loser behind my back without knowing I’m in the room and when he notices me and quickly backtracks and says “I’m kidding.” Without trying to think of a more believable excuse like “I’m talking about another Zach.”

I could have gone all my life without knowing what people are saying about me behind my back.

It’s really funny though. Just yesterday I was wondering what people think of me, but then I quickly thought that maybe I don’t want to know. Somethings are better kept in secrecy.