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Dec. 3 2013
"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. "
This makes you think about how fucked the us can be.
Calcite with Duftite
the number of people I’ve met on aywas who give a shit about the things that give me anxiety is one (1)
I’ll always care about your anxieties and triggers bab, it’s part of being a friend ; A ;
I’ve become addicted to shiny hunting! The thing with that is…I have quite a few leftover pokemon! I will be giving away FOURTEEN SHINY POKEMON
Miltank (named Nipple Cow)
- REBLOGS ONLY COUNT. LIKES DO NOT COUNT I’M SO SORRY
- There will be SIX winners! Each person will get to choose TWO shiny pokemon.
- Please don’t spam your followers, guys!
- If you follow me or Thornbeast and get FIRST or SECOND then you will get a THIRD SHINY POKEMON WOW
- Keep your askbox open so I can contact you!
- Deadline is DECEMBER 15th
- If you don’t have the game yet but will be getting it for Christmas or sometime soon then I WILL HOLD THE SHINY FOR YOU!!
- There’s a chance that i will add more pokemon at random~
My life is one thousand times better after hearing this.
Have you ever felt a potential love for someone?
Like, you don’t actually love them and you know you don’t, but you know you could. You realise that you could easily fall in love with them. It’s almost like the bud of a flower, ready to blossom but it’s just not quite there yet. And you like them a lot, you really do. You think about them often, but you don’t love them. You could, though. You know you could.
My god the accuracy of this statement
the music that plays in the power plant and at the factory is so freaking chill
won a phone????
blackberry z10 thing uh
TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT WOW what the fuck am I doing?????
Apparently, this was the guy who was deported for being too handsome.
Suddenly, I understand.
Pretty sure it’s not just women they should have been ‘worried about’ not being able to—what was the wording? Control themselves?
That guy is hot.
I’m straight as an arrow and a Jew and I’d let him do things to me so vile they’d make Moses rise from the dead and punch me in the throat.
At which point, Moses would take a look at that guy and ask to join in.
whenever someone tries to argue that women are “inherently sexy temptresses” i think fondly of this guy and laugh
This happened just outside my compound, and I’m sorry, but the story that tumblr is spreading is not true.
One of the men in the group who were at the cultural festival at Janadriyah, was actually being culturally inappropriate, dancing in a suggestive manner in a family ONLY section, where single men are absolutely not allowed to enter, of the festival grounds. You have to understand, that in a country like this, you need to be sensible and understanding of their views/etc.
HE WAS NOT DEPORTED or removed or ANYTHING of the likes!
He was asked to leave the area, the end.
He was not removed from the festival, merely asked to leave the family section, clean up his behaviour and move on.
This kind of story make ridicule of Saudi Arabia more than anything else, and to be honest, a lot of the western world expects this kind of reaction from this country. It’s shameful how many people are falling for this stupid story merely because it seems feasible.
I’m sure he is attractive to some (he’s quite not my cup of tea, that’s for sure,) and this story helped further his career, that’s for certain, but people, please, PLEASE, check your stories.
I THINK I’m going to start a little project on aywas because why the fuck not?
So. I’m going to start a bat hoard, I guess.
Just commish all people to draw/doodle bat silver crumb things and just.
Can be any kind of bat, silly bat, cute bat, scary bat, purple bat, normal bat w/e. BATS.
But yeah, welp. Here goes nothing.
Anyway! If you are interested in giving it a go, examples/prices yo? Either uh, here or to account #40724 yo.
Do you even think this is a good idea?????
Female shiny gabite hoorah!
I found her on my seventh or eighth encounter on friend safari o vo
may rename her kaiju huehuehue