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This Icelandic police force has the most adorable Instagram account 

Meet the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, serving the capital of Iceland. By the looks of their incredible Instagram account, a normal day includes holding kittens, eating candy and wearing false mustaches.

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For the record the Icelandic police are probably the best police force in the world, There has only been one instance where an officer shot and killed a civilian in the entire history of the country (which is nearly a hundred years) and everyone was completely devastated by it, the police especially — because, as made clear in their statements after the incident, they understand their function is to protect the people. Not to mention that their general police go unarmed except for special squads.

Let’s run through some more facts while we’re on the subject: Compared to 31,000+ shooting deaths in the US in 2009, Iceland had… 4, because they have very rigorous screening processes for gun permits. There is very little economic disparity between upper, middle and lower classes, and social welfare programs take care of their people. Drug use affects less than 1% of the population between 15 and 65 years old, and 90% of drug-related court cases are settled with a fine rather than jail time. Violent crime is virtually non-existent. [x]

Iceland is like if you took the entire idea of chill and personified it as an country, and this exemplifies that. 

Iceland also has a population of like 325,000 people, so uh, it’s worth noting that it’s a lot easier to get that many people to agree on something. It’s like taking a population of people comparable to Pittsburgh and putting them on an island the size of Kentucky away from the rest of North American politics.

Can we also mention that icelanders voted to raise their own taxes to help alleviate the economic burden on europe (and subsequently the world) when their banks over inflated the krona? Their vote prevented the global economic crisis from exploding into something much worse since billions of dollars were sitting in icelandic banks, and suddenly the banks didnt have the funds to pay it back. 

Icelanders, we love you. 

(also iceland was amazing to stay in, the people were wonderful)

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I thought this was leading to something deep…I wasn’t disappointed.

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