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studip:

my favorite part of concerts is when the band plays a song everyone knows so everyone’s singing along all out of tune but then the singer stops singing and they point the mic at the crowd and u just hear everyone in the crowd singing the words to the music and u see the smiles on the band members’ faces bc they know people care about their music and everyone’s just so happy who cares about anything else

kanyes-wife:

i hate looking ugly the first time i meet someone like wait i can do better than this i swear

cyrilliart:

Zayn “doing” the ALS ice bucket challenge

cyrilliart:

Zayn doing” the ALS ice bucket challenge

topgearblog:

Jeremy Clarkson ice bucket challenge

xx

I’ll let you know when I stop laughing.

tattooidea:


"Underneath the footprints it says “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good” in clear UV-reactive ink"
 

 
The Harry Potter geek in me just freaked out.

tattooidea:

"Underneath the footprints it says “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good” in clear UV-reactive ink"

 

 

The Harry Potter geek in me just freaked out.

Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period.

The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.

In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue.

I know I’m over tired and feeling ill, but feel sick to my stomach today.

My moral compass is pretty good, so today the fact that I’ve had one of my friends tell me she’s going to cheat on their husband on their wedding anniversary, “cos she deserves sex that day” and then watch another of my friends kids kick shit out of their older sister and she (the mother/my friend) did nothing to reprimand him really doesn’t sit well with me right now.

Can I not live in this world please.

mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.