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Tundrasretreat once mentioned Cecil slipping some sort of potion in Carlos’ drink to make his hair grow back after a haircut.
He did not get the dosage quite right.
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. "
can you even imagine if the u.s. mourned people killed by police
like a real national outpouring
that moment of silence should last for years
The kind of gun culture I approve of.
This is so surreal to me I can’t even comprehend
seriously from a U.S perspective this is like reading really eerie satire. look what gun-culture has done to us
i hope the family of that man who was killed, is finding peace in the show of love from their neighbors and compatriots.
READ THE LAST ONE OUT LOUD
YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED
Most Reblogged in 2013: Video Games
- Animal Crossing [Official Tumblr]
- Kingdom Hearts
- Legend of Zelda
- Mass Effect
- OFF (game)
- League of Legends
- Team Fortress 2
- Final Fantasy
- Sims 3 [Official Tumblr]
- Minecraft [Official Tumblr]
- Dragon Age
- The Last of Us
- GTA V
- Tomb Raider [Official Tumblr]
- Silent Hill
- Fire Emblem
- Resident Evil
- World of Warcraft
WE’RE NUMBER 6 EVERYONE
STAR TREK IS SO FULL OF PHILOSOPHY AND MORALS IT MAKES ME CRY, GOSH DARN IT GENE RODDENBERRY YOU BRILLIANT PERSON, THIS IS EXACTLY THE TRUTH EVERYONE NEEDS TO TAKE A LESSON FROM STAR TREK AND WATCH IT NOT ONLY FOR THE CHARACTERS BUT EVERYTHING ELSE
For anon (x)
Sorry i had a bit of a ‘creative block’ on this one, hope its not too bad!
i believe we all need to be as positive as these two
and then every time it gets close to christmas i reblog the fuck out this one
I’ve reblogged this 3 times this week
I see. It’s another one of your moods. We will have to work on ironing out this behavior before you meet your true master.
such collab, wow
(and don’t say that doc scratch doesn’t make the handmaid sit down for family portraits because he totally does ok)
Sink, stair, and pool fandoms, let me introduce you to the bed fandom.
i want all of these
the person on the millennium falcon is literally like welcome to my fuck-dungeon
god bless Peter
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