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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.
  #this is kinda like those times when your teachers asks a kid a question and the answer is written on the board    #and the kid still doesn't get it    #and everyone in the class is sick of this back and forth  

zacharielaughingalonewithsalad:

*jumps on the bandwagon incredibly late*

original post here

  #pffffft  

i-smell-mystery:

"Spirit of Giygas" NES cartridge 

  #oh god  

- Joss Whedon

  #this quote is really important to me  
edgarallennope:

badwolfotp:

hello-darling-assbutts:

elementsheep:

disneymagiclaughter:

Aladdin, 1992
The opening scene with the street merchant was completely unscripted. Robin Williams was brought into the sound stage and was asked to stand behind a table that had several objects on it and a bed sheet covering them all. The animators asked him to lift the sheet, and without looking take an object from the table and describe it in character. Much of the material in that recording session was not appropriate for a Disney film. 

"Combination hookah and coffee maker, also makes julienne fries!  It will not break! It will not- …. it broke."
that line used to just kill me as a kid and now it’s better because it was unscripted and he probably broke the prop

If you dont love Robin Williams you are wrong

Sad that this post is coming back now.

I reblogged this today already but it was before I knew…rest in piece my captain

edgarallennope:

badwolfotp:

hello-darling-assbutts:

elementsheep:

disneymagiclaughter:

Aladdin, 1992

The opening scene with the street merchant was completely unscripted. Robin Williams was brought into the sound stage and was asked to stand behind a table that had several objects on it and a bed sheet covering them all. The animators asked him to lift the sheet, and without looking take an object from the table and describe it in character. Much of the material in that recording session was not appropriate for a Disney film. 

"Combination hookah and coffee maker, also makes julienne fries!  It will not break! It will not- …. it broke."

that line used to just kill me as a kid and now it’s better because it was unscripted and he probably broke the prop

If you dont love Robin Williams you are wrong

Sad that this post is coming back now.

I reblogged this today already but it was before I knew…rest in piece my captain

  #:')  
Tf2 + Text Posts

Part 2 of 2??? (Part 1)
  #here is the second part as i tacitly avoided promising    #god what am i doing with my life    #team fortress 2    #tf2    #tf2 + text posts    #meet the pyro    #meet the heavy    #meet the scout    #meet the sniper    #expiration date  

blarghbleh:

I dont understand how people get so angry and pissy in Microsoft vs Sony arguments. Like, its just a games console? They are and always have been almost exactly the same? Who cares if other people prefer one over the other? Get a hold of your life.

I’ve heard an argument to this that the reason people get so worked up is because typically they (or their parents) only have enough money for one console so they aggressively rationalize their decision in an attempt to convince themselves they didn’t waste money and are having more fun than they suspect they are.

  #this applies to both sides of the debate  

To anyone who has wondered what happens when the nerd herd gets together to play a whole bunch of Smash Bros.,

this. This happens.

So this is a bit of an experiment, really. We may keep doing more videos like this one if people seem to like them. So give it a watch, please! That’d be swell. :)

Thanks to ukuleledeathnote, cupofmarcee, idrawist, and nameless someone whose URL I don’t know for invading my basement and yelling a lot. You guys were great.

(Also I had a sinus infection while we filmed this so I sounded like I had the Wii remote shoved up my nose for the whole video aaaaaahhh)

  #also want to do some tf2 videos so we'll see    #please spread this around!    #films    #smash night    #super smash bros    #super smash bros brawl    #super smash bros project m    #project m    #p:m    #nintendo  

Let’s make the Flubber movie cover the most reblogged picture on Tumblr.

insanitys-love:

mymompickedthisurl:

thewinchesterswagger:

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HOW IS THIS THE FIRST TIME I’VE SEEN THIS IT’S ALMOST AT 10 MILLION WTF

Yes let’s do it for him.

  #what better a tribute