an alternate universe where mlp never became popular on 4chan and the mlp fandom is a million times nicer
It originated on 4chan genius. Without it, the fandom would never have even started.
you heard it here, folks. my little pony originated on 4chan
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
I’m fucking moving to Iceland immediately
Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald blasted Dick Cheney on Tuesday night, after the former vice president described Edward Snowden as a “traitor” for leaking NSA secrets.
“Remember, Dick Cheney is a politician who engaged in some of the worst, most radical and criminal conduct in the last century in the United States and did it all in secret — from lying about the war in Iraq to torturing people, to putting people in cages with no lawyers, to eavesdropping on the American people without the warrants required by law,” he told CNN host Anderson Cooper. “So of course political people like Dick Cheney, people in political power always want to do what they do behind a wall of secrecy because that’s how they abuse power.”
Opinions may vary on Snowden and Greenwald, but one thing is certain, Dick Cheney has been destroying America for decades. From the Ford administration to Secretary of Defense under Bush 41, to his VP role running the country for Bush 43 and current FOX Noise punditry, Dick is the #1 villain in American politics.
America can not heal, or move forward, until we hold people like Dick Cheney accountable.
Not only did Ronald Reagan oppose the Voting Rights Act, but he and Dick Cheney supported Apartheid and Republicans labeled Nelson Mandela a terrorist and put him on a terrorism watch list which he remained on until 2008
This is important to remember because over the upcoming days, you will likely see the GOP engage in a massive game of Whitewashing and are about to hear any variety of conservatives/Republicans/Libertarians/TeaBaggers/etc. pay false homage to a great man whom they reviled. And all the time they’ll be trying to warp and co-opt his message and what he stood for—sadly, this isn’t even a new tactic
Pearl remembering her father Ganondorf, the previous pearl.
jennifer fucking lawrence doesn’t think that bisexual women can have sex with men or have kids, and then referred to bisexuality as a “lesbian phase”
but she said that she likes food! shes so quirky and relatable you cant criticize her! she makes funny faces sometimes! did i mention she likes food!