Beyonce is so unoriginal.
The other members of Destiny’s Child release albums that nobody knows about all the time.
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. "
Meanwhile in America….
i’ve compiled a list of the things i say most during school
- wait what
- what do we do
- i have to pee
- when does this class end
- whens lunch
spreading the christmas cheer guys
Time to watch this everyday for the rest of this month.
the best thing about taking exams in college is that once you’re done you can leave right away to go cry
*video doesn’t load within 2 seconds* well i guess i’ll never know
what do you mean LGBTA doesn’t stand for Loving Gentle Brilliant Tremendous Ally
Every Pretty Little Liars episode: 1x20- Someone To Watch Over Me
"There’s nothing simple about lying."
Okay a) The Carrie Diaries is still a show that is happening? Also b) FREEMA AGYEMAN WHAT BE MINE 4EVER.
The sun persists in rising, so I make myself stand.
"no one man should have all that power" says kanye solemnly
beyonce kicks her leg over her head “i am no man”
so hey fun fact for anyone who wants queer history trivia: the first disco in Seattle was opened in 1973 and was a gay bar called “shelly’s leg” and it was named after a dancer named shelly who lost her leg in a confetti cannon accident and used the insurance/lawsuit settlement money to open a gay disco.