Presumably around 1000, the Weibertreu Castle was established on a mountain at the trade route running from Heilbronn to Schwäbisch Hall. In 1140 the castle was besieged by Konrad III in the course of the struggles between the Staufers and the Welfs. Finally it had to surrender on December 21, 1140, since the army of Welf VI to release the castle had been defeated by the Staufers in a battle. According to the report of the Chronica regia Coloniensis, the women of the castle were granted free departure and allowed to take what they could carry on their backs. They carried down their men, and so saved their lives, since the king adhered to his word. The women became known as treue Weiber (“loyal women”). The castle (today’s ruin) is called Weibertreu due to this occurrence.
Just a reminder of some dialogue broadcast during primetime on one of the UK’s most popular shows:
Hammond (left): …Cars reflect national characteristics, don’t they, so German cars are very well built and ruthlessly efficient, Italian cars are a bit flamboyant and quick, a Mexican car’s just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight… (laughter) leaning against a fence asleep, looking at a cactus, with a blanket with a hole in the middle as a coat.
May: It is interesting, isn’t it, because they can’t do food, the Mexicans, can they? Because it’s all like sick with cheese on it, I mean… (laughter)
Hammond: Refried sick!
May: Yeah, refried sick.
Hammond: I’m sorry, but just imagine waking up and remembering you’re Mexican: ‘awww, no’. (laughter)
Clarkson: No, it’d be brilliant… because you could just go straight back to sleep again.
Ouch, I had never heard that one and that hits pretty fucking hard. It’s too fucking bad they have worthless trash hosts who would dare go to that extent of fucking racism, the stereotypes we’ve had to fight here in the US for years, particularly since my grandparents generation.
I just like the concept of the show, mostly because I’ve got an interest in cars. But fucking christ, I knew the hosts weren’t particularly intelligent or talented but my god, so outwardly bigotted too? I didn’t know that.
I’m not trying to justify this here, but they were trolling. There’s a wider context which was ignored, and I think that was the point. It was just after getting in shit for making a joke about a woman in a Burka accidentally revealing she was wearing lingerie. In response to what was perceived by the hosts as a massive over-reaction to a harmless joke, they went on an over the top tirade against a group that Britain has no tension with. The butt of the joke wasn’t really Mexico, it was the media commentators who would then be stumbling over themselves trying to work out if and how to be offended on behalf of Mexicans.
there are so many things wrong with this I don’t even know where to start honestly
lol forever @jewish privilege what the actual fuck
the use of “retarded” is really not good, what the fuck is “social autism”
asian privilege. how about no
tall privilege???????? why a thing ??????
love the attractiveness scale (fucking ridic)
trans/passing privilege wtf???????
and there’s more but this is just really
this thing is fucking ridiculous
I really can’t believe this shit. I get fucking points for being tall? Scientists are less privileged than firemen? All of Latin America is ignored. Somehow living in urban china makes you more privileged than someone living in France? And get this, being an Engineer is cancelled out if you’re short!
Not to mention being “passable trans” actually adds to your privilege and if you happen to be non religious in the United States, you get the same amount of deduction as having an ugly face or being Hindu! Yes because atheists are murdered because they’re mistaken for Muslims all the time!
I don’t even know why I’m picking this apart because it’s such a fucking ridiculous concept to quantify privilege in some stupid arbitrary fashion, where if you’re overweight with an ugly face, you’re apparently as discriminated against as if you were immobile.
But you know, it’s like when you find a string on a sweater and pull on it until it all falls apart. An ugly sweater. That smells bad. And is stupid.
This is way too stupid simple. They difference between what part of what town you live in has more effect than race. Not that I’m dumbing down the race thing. But to compare the US to Britain, An average British black person would probably be more privileged than an average American black person, compared to their respective white counterparts. In some villages you can get beat up for being Asian, in some others that would be economically and demographically identical, there wouldn’t be a difference in how you’re treated. There is no 1-10 scale of attractiveness. Being tall is good for reaching the top shelf, but bad for a self aware person at a night club.
I feel like I’m being trolled but by the state of tumblr, whoever made this thought it was good.
I think i’m going to go ahead and just say that normally this guy at least makes me chuckle with his political cartoons. Today is not one of those days. For me, the whole “red bull” part of this jump is actually a good/impressive thing. Yes, the whole thing may have been a little silly in concept (let’s send a guy to jump from the atmosphere and see if he can go faster than sound) but the fact of the matter was that a whole lot of privately funded science went into it (the guy actually went to the upper edge of the earth’s atmosphere, jumped, broke the sound barrier and survived). I think that this has been an excellent demonstration that space (near space in this case) travel and technology can be successfully researched and put into production by the private sector. So yes, was sad when NASA’s space shuttle program was shut down, but maybe we’ll see more exploration from private companies soon. In summary, space exploration=cool regardless of where the money is coming from.
And people aren’t stolen from in order to fund it!
I always thought of the price of red bull as like a “cool tax”. They’re one of the very few companies that’ll put on events where they probably won’t break even. They’ll put on events which other companies or even governments would consider so dangerous as to be toxic. They tend to fund some pretty rad ideas, getting things like the air-race or even hacking competitions attention and funding they deserve. Also they give me free drinks.