laugh like you really mean it
katie, 19.
michigan (but also france, boston, tucson).

never quite learned how to master non-shamelessness, so prepare for boybands and free-flowing feelings.

share your blanket & i'll share my tea, so come snuggle ♥
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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.❞
Armed police: Trigger happy | The Economist (via kenyatta)

cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

No justice, no peace.

cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

No justice, no peace.

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harryedward:

A windows phone could literally predict the future and I would still want an iPhone

liloson:

8/14/14

rustypolished:

I PROMISE I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOU GUYS.

I’ve been so insanely busy with costume crap for Dragon*Con and actual real work and family junk I feel a little bit like a whirlwind right now but I promise I’m not abandoning you all. 

Also for those who have asked - Liam will be available soon, I promise! I just haven’t had time to sit down and knock him out yet. 

Anyway you all know how this works by now:

  • Someone is getting a lacrosse hoodie
  • any size, any character, shipped anywhere
  • To enter: Like and/or reblog this post ONE TIME. Please don’t spam or you run the risk of breaking the notes and ruining my day.
  • This giveaway ends on TUESDAY, AUGUST 19th at 11PM PST. 
  • I will message the winner ASAP after that. Please see the above note for how crazy it’s been for me right now though so there might be a bit of a delay. Just a heads up!

As always, hoodies are available here

rustypolished:

I PROMISE I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOU GUYS.

I’ve been so insanely busy with costume crap for Dragon*Con and actual real work and family junk I feel a little bit like a whirlwind right now but I promise I’m not abandoning you all. 

Also for those who have asked - Liam will be available soon, I promise! I just haven’t had time to sit down and knock him out yet. 

Anyway you all know how this works by now:

  • Someone is getting a lacrosse hoodie
  • any size, any character, shipped anywhere
  • To enter: Like and/or reblog this post ONE TIME. Please don’t spam or you run the risk of breaking the notes and ruining my day.
  • This giveaway ends on TUESDAY, AUGUST 19th at 11PM PST. 
  • I will message the winner ASAP after that. Please see the above note for how crazy it’s been for me right now though so there might be a bit of a delay. Just a heads up!

As always, hoodies are available here

@tylerl_hoechlin: @i_love_harveys @jrbourne1111 @danielsharmanofficial you’re on the clock! #IceBucketChallenge #StrikeoutALS

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@tylerl_hoechlin: @i_love_harveys @jrbourne1111 @danielsharmanofficial you’re on the clock! #IceBucketChallenge #StrikeoutALS

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dear world the one direction concert was amazing.

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When Liam takes Louis’ mic, Niall comes to his rescue :D | 16.8.14

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dear folks wish me luck for i am about to embark upon my first one direction concert experience

let us all hope that i will survive this momentous event

send ur strength for sanity during & after

klainechel:

real talk tangled is better than frozen 

emilythebravee:

disneytrivia:

The famous Partner Statue includes a claddagh ring on Walt’s right hand. Walt and his wife Lilian apparently purchased claddagh rings on a trip to Ireland and wore them often. 

Wow I didn’t know that! Add it to the very small list of things I didn’t know about Disneyland.

emilythebravee:

disneytrivia:

The famous Partner Statue includes a claddagh ring on Walt’s right hand. Walt and his wife Lilian apparently purchased claddagh rings on a trip to Ireland and wore them often. 

Wow I didn’t know that! Add it to the very small list of things I didn’t know about Disneyland.

datsrad:

I just saved this bby new born deer. and I’m crying bc it kept following me.

datsrad:

I just saved this bby new born deer. and I’m crying bc it kept following me.

Thunder Clatter - Wild Cub