MEGAN DO YOU SEE WHAT YOU MISSED OUT ON IN YOUR CHILDHOOD?
i was literally raised on this show
Iceland grieves after police kill a man for the first time in its history
December 5, 2013
It was an unprecedented headline in Iceland this week — a man shot to death by police.
"The nation was in shock. This does not happen in our country," said Thora Arnorsdottir, news editor at RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.
She was referring to a 59-year old man who was shot by police on Monday. The man, who started shooting at police when they entered his building, had a history of mental illness.
It’s the first time someone has been killed by armed police in Iceland since it became an independent republic in 1944. Police don’t even carry weapons, usually. Violent crime in Iceland is almost non-existent.
"The nation does not want its police force to carry weapons because it’s dangerous, it’s threatening," Arnorsdottir says. "It’s a part of the culture. Guns are used to go hunting as a sport, but you never see a gun."
In fact, Iceland isn’t anti-gun. In terms of per-capita gun ownership, Iceland ranks 15th in the world. Still, this incident was so rare that neighbors of the man shot were comparing the shooting to a scene from an American film.
The Icelandic police department said officers involved will go through grief counseling. And the police department has already apologized to the family of the man who died — though not necessarily because they did anything wrong.
"I think it’s respectful," Arnorsdottir says, “because no one wants to take another person’s life. “
There are still a number of questions to be answered, including why police didn’t first try to negotiate with man before entering his building.
"A part of the great thing of living in this country is that you can enter parliament and the only thing they ask you to do is to turn off your cellphone, so you don’t disturb the parliamentarians while they’re talking. We do not have armed guards following our prime minister or president. That’s a part of the great thing of living in a peaceful society. We do not want to change that. "
“neighbors of the man shot were comparing the shooting to a scene from an American film.”
Best Pope story yet?
Pope Francis has been sneaking out of the Vatican at night to serve the homeless.
The Pope for people who don’t like popes strikes again.
HE WAS ALSO A BOUNCER AT A NIGHTCLUB
Pope Francis has also shed the trappings of wealth that generally accompany his position (golden cape, ornate throne) in favor of white threads and a simple wooden chair. He’s also the first Pope to wash a woman’s feet, insisting that it’s what Jesus Christ would have done. Even if you’re not religious you can appreciate that this is a genuinely good man, and a wonderful leader of the Catholic Church.
I’m not Christian but I’ll never pass up an opportunity to reblog something about Pope Francis. I think he’s completely awesome. he actually does the things the pope SHOULD be doing, not wearing fucking golden sheets and sitting on a golden fucking throne. the man actually tries to live like Christ and that’s pretty amazing to me, since 99% of the Christians I’ve ever met don’t. four for you Pope Francis, you go Pope Francis.
HE WAS A BOUNCER WHAT
what the fuck is wrong with u people if a person wants to wear a grandpa sweater and a flowercrown while drinking a pumpkin spice latte fucking let them live their life the last thing they probably need is your broke judgmental ass giving them hella negative vibes cause you don’t like their life choices bye
katmariemusic replied to your post “Sent out my Christmas letters and gifts in the mail today! Hope my…”:O I’m So excited!
Canada Post says that letters reach their destination in about 4 business days if they’re within the country, so it should get there soon! Keep an eye out for it and let me know when you get it. I hope reactions will be nice all around
You would think that.
You’re in the Ontario area…
I sent letters to my girlfriend in Fort St John (WHICH IS IN THE SAME GOD DAMNED PROVINCE) and it would sometimes take up to 2 weeks to get to her. EXPLAIN THAT TO ME CANADA POST. EXPLAIN THAT.
It’s because you, unlike me, didn’t have the Christmas spirit in your heart at the time.
Actually I don’t know. I can’t explain that. Boo Canada Post.
They said it should get there before or in time for Christmas soooo I hope it arrives in time. I worked hard on putting it together.
I’m still incredibly excited. However, I wont get it until I return from FSJ in January.
Dang. That’s all good though, consider it a Ukrainian Christmas present for you and a late Christmas present for Lindsay. It’s a gift that’s good for sharing! I expect reaction videos, tears of joy, choked-up phone calls of gratitude…
Totally kidding, of course :)
did beyonce just start the rapture
Blow - Beyoncé
Are you fucking kidding me? This is like one of Prince’s old-school dirty sex jams. You gotta love Queen B for delivering a radio friendly track that’s all about getting your pussy eaten.
"You don’t have to feel alone anymore…"
the image is transparent! Drag across to see the rest.
I feel like these characters have the same qualities of feeling alone and creating a world of their own out of ice for comfort.
"Of Course I Want to Build a Snowman" is my version of "Do You Want to Build a Snowman", but from Elsa’s Point of View.
Of course I want to build a snowman
There I’ve said it. I’ve confessed.
But I need to stay locked up inside
Although I hate to hide.
I know it’s for the best
You know you’re still my best friend
I wish that I
Could be out there by your side
Of course I wanna build a snowman
Oh how I’d love to build a snowman.
You still there anna?
Of course I want to build a snowman
And run around and dance and play
I’m really lonely stuck inside my room
my life’s all gloom and doom
But I have gotta stay.
(Hang in there elsa)
I know you’re feeling lonely
I know I am too
But my powers will not subside
Con-ceal, don’t feel, con-ceal, don’t feel
Yes, I know you’re out there.
It must’ve been tough on your own.
But now my magic has grown much to strong
I’ve feared this all along
Must be alone.
But you deserve much better
Then what I can be
There’s nothing that I can do.
Of course I wanna build a snowman.