Why are my ootd photos are low quality damnit ヽ(#`Д´)ﾉ
*whispers into the night* someone needs to write a fic where Cecil gets all sexually flustered by Carlos’ badboy behavior like eating toast, believing in mountains,and using pens
oKAY WHAT THE SHIT IS NIGHT VALE
the-modern-xy Alexandre Szmytko Kōhai” ‘Protégé’ by Quentin Caffier For Lash Magazine
Game protagonists: some braver than others.
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. "
okay I apologize ahead of time to all my followers who are tired of listening to me ramble about Iceland
BUT THIS IS WHY I FUCKING LOVE ICELAND
POLICE OFFICERS DIDN’T EVEN START CARRYING HAND GUNS UNTIL 2011
THESE PEOPLE ARE SO PEACEFUL THAT THEY GRIEVE FOR A CRIMINAL
BECAUSE THEY KNOW HE’S MORE THAN A MAN WITH A GUN
HE WAS A HUMAN BEING WITH A LIFE AND FAMILY WITH EMOTIONS AND THOUGHTS OF HIS OWN
AND INSTEAD OF CLAIMING VICTORY
THE MEN INVOLVED IN THIS ARE DEVASTATED BY WHAT HAPPENED
BECAUSE THEY UNDERSTAND IT WAS ANOTHER HUMAN
THEY’RE SUCH FUCKING PEACEFUL PEOPLE AND THEY HAVE BEAUTIFUL SCENERY AND FOR ALL YOU PERVY PEEPS OUT THERE THEY EVEN HAVE A FUCKING PENIS MUSEUM
THESE PEOPLE ARE LOVELY
THEY’RE LGBT+ FRIENDLY. GAY RIGHTS? GOT ‘EM.
THEY’RE FOR GENDER EQUALITY. WOMEN? JUST AS EQUAL AS MEN.
THEY’RE THE GREATEST OKAY
SO IF YOU DON’T LIKE ICELAND YOU NEED TO RE-EVALUATE YOUR LIFE CHOICES
BECAUSE LOOK AT THIS ARTICLE
AND TELL ME THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT THE MOST WARM-HEARTED, THOUGHTFUL PEOPLE YOU’VE EVER WITNESSED
My new goal in life is to move to Iceland.
Erm…It’s not exactly like this. I live in this fucking country. This is bullshit. Everything they wrote is bullshit. Warm-hearted? No. Women and Men are equal here? No, don’t make me laugh. This country isn’t peaceful or good in any way. Don’t make this article fool you. People aren’t grieving at all. They are saying it’s sad because the man was dealing with mental illness, nothing else. They don’t fucking care. Oh and this isn’t the first time someone got killed by the police here.
I’m sorry for ranting but…Think twice before thinking Iceland is any better then other countries.
I have to add that police doesn’t carry guns, special forces do.
There are a ton of LGBTQA phobic people in this country, local comedians make racist and sexist jokes all of the time, the people here are not accepting of anything other than the things they are familiar with. They will not accept LGBTQA people unless they know someone involved, and not even always.
The people here are very cold-hearted, most of us don’t care if anything bad happens, it’s usually; “Well that was bad, but what if that had been me?”.
There is not gender equality, no, there’s still a difference in pay between men and women. Try telling someone a man in a dress doesn’t have to like other men and you get laughed at, “Of course they’re gay or at least bi”. Women are the weaker sex. A real man does not cry.
Gay men are “GAY” and represented as so in the media (Páll Óskar, Haffi Haff and one other guy I can’t remember the name of, I do adore these men but there is no other “gay” in Icelandic media), as soon as you mention trans their first thought is Vala Grand ( google for reference ) ( which was a big joke at one time, still is ), gender fluidity is a relatively new and strange term, people don’t believe in it, bisexuality is not widely accepted or used for attention, let’s not forget that asexuality is unknown.
Bullying. Giant problem in Iceland. Mostly because people who bully have justification, here, bullies have problems and we should work on those, of course the victim will be perfectly fine, they’re asking for it anyways.
And lets not start on this case. Mental illness is an excuse in Iceland. Oh, that person did bad thing? They have a mental illness, don’t blame them.
This pisses me off. I will not re evaluate my life choices, I can’t stand this country. You’d have to live here to understand.