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July 22nd 2011: Norway terror attacks

On this day in 2011, the 7/22 attacks occurred in Oslo and Utøya, Norway. In Oslo, a car bomb was set off near prominent government buildings killing eight people and injuring 209. The second attack under two hours later in Utøya took place at a Norwegian Labour Party (the ruling party) youth summer camp on the island. There, a gunman killed 69 and injured 110. Four days after the devastating events, 150,000 Norwegians gathered in Oslo carrying roses in memory of those who were killed in the attacks. Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist, was arrested on Utøya island and subsequently found guilty of both attacks. The brutal attacks were the deadliest in Norway since World War Two and three years on we remember all of the 77 victims of this senseless violence.

“Evil can kill a human being but never defeat a people”
- Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg after the attacks


Taake “Noregs Vaapen” (Full album 2011) . Norwegian black metal .

Awesome Women + Google Doodles

Scientists, Mathematicians, and Inventors

Rachel Louise Carson (1907-1964)

American marine biologist and conservationist whose writing brought public attention to environmental threats, especially pesticides

Marie Curie (1867-1934)

Polish and French physicist  and chemist whose pioneering work on radioactivity made her the first woman to win a Nobel prize, as well as the first person and only woman to win two

Rosalind Franklin (120-1958)

An English chemist whose work with x-ray crystallography was instrumental to discovering the structures of DNA, viruses, coal, and graphite; she died of breast cancer before she could be awarded the Nobel prize, and her colleagues Watson and Crick are often given sole credit to this day

Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799)

Italian mathematician and philospher who wrote first book covering both integral and differential calculus and spent the latter half of her life on charity and theology

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852)

British mathematician and writer whose work on the the Analytical Engine, an early computer, made her the world’s first computer programmer

Feminists and Activists

May Ziade (1886-1941)

Lebanese-Palestinian writer, poet, and translator influential in the Arab literary world and known as an early Palestinian feminist

Henrietta Edwards (1849-1931)

Canadian activist and reformer who fought for women’s rights in voting, education, work, and health

Dorothy Irene Height (1912-2010)

educator and activist who fought for the equal treatment of women, people of color, and LGBT+ people

Concepción Arenal (1820-1893)

Spanish writer and women’s rights activist who was the first woman to attend university in Spain

Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928)

British women’s rights activist and suffragette whose militant tactics were key to winning women voting rights in Britian

Artists, Writers, Pilots, One Athlete, and One Entrepreneur

Sohair El-Qalamawy (1911-1997)

influential Egyptian writer, politician, and women’s rights activist, as well as first female professor at Cairo University

Loftia El Nady (1907-2002)

Egyptian aviator who studied flying in secret and became the first female pilot in the Arab world and Africa

Grete Waitz (1953-2011)

Norwegian runner, first woman to run the marathon in under 2.5 hours, and winner of a record 9 New York City Marathons

Amalia Eriksson (1824-1923)

Swedish entrepreneur who became one of the first women in Sweden to own a business and the first person to manufacture peppermint candy

Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)

American aviator and first female pilot to fly across the atlantic

Martha Graham (1894-1991)

American modern dancer and choreographer whose work revolutionized dance and theater

Anne-Cath. Vestly (1920-2008)

Norwegian author of children’s literature whose writing challenged gender roles

M. S. Subbulakshmi (1916-2004)

renowned Indian musician and vocalist who was awarded the  Bharat Ratna and the Ramon Magsaysay award

Nellie Melba (1861-1931)

soprano opera singer who became the first Australian to gain international recognition as a classical musician

                       Happy International Women’s Day!

visualhole  asked:

Recommend me some good japanese movies?

Confessions (2010)
Departures (2008)
Ikiru (1952)
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Little Forest: Summer/Autumn (2014)
My Rainy Days (2009)
My So Has Got Depression (2011)
Nobody Knows (2004)
Norwegian Wood (2010)
Petal Dance (2013)
Rashomon (1950)
Seven Samurai (1954)
Still the Water (2014)
Sweet Little Lies (2010)
The Face of Another (1966)
The Seventh Seal (1957)

People Were Warned Not To Look Into The Eyes Of This Sculpture. They Chose To Ignore The Rules, So This Happened.

What’s the first thought you get when you see a sign that reads “Do not touch”?

If you’re like us, it’s probably something along the lines of “I absolutely, certainly, undoubtedly need to touch it. NOW!” We’re guessing the exact same curiosity is responsible for luring these unsuspecting gallery-goers into being pranked by an inanimate gallery object.

Back in 2011, a sculpture by Norwegian artist Erik Pirolt was exhibited at a local school in Kristiansand, Norway. The interactive piece, titled “No Eye Contact Allowed,” attracted a bunch of visitors. But none of them really knew what they were going in for by choosing to ignore the little plate that read: “Warning: Do not look into the eyes.”

Just look at this guy confidently marching over to the statue, totally oblivious of what was going to happen…

Then next thing you know, he’s rolling on the floor.


anonymous asked:

Recommend good japanese films like my rainy days please :( or drama

  • Sky of Love (2007)
  • I Give My First Love to You (2009)
  • Tokyo Sonata (2008)
  • Like Father, Like Son (2013)
  • Petal Dance (2013)
  • Departures (2008)
  • Still Walking (2008)
  • Midnight Sun (2006)
  • Halfway (2009)
  • Sweet Little Lies (2010)
  • My Rainy Days (2009)
  • Be with You (2004)
  • Hana and Alice (2004)
  • Don’t Laugh at My Romance (2007)
  • Nobody Knows (2004)
  • 1 Litre of Tears (2005)
  • Solanin (2010)
  • Bunny Drop (2011)
  • Norwegian Wood (2010)
  • Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
  • Cyborg Girl (2008)

Grete Waitz (1953-2011) was a Norwegian runner who in 1979 became the first woman ever to run a marathon in under two and a half hours. She has won numerous marathons throughout the world, and held the top position nine times in the New York Marathon, more than any other runner in history.

She has set multiple running records, such as the European junior for 1500 m when she was seventeen, or the world record for 3000 m. Today, an annual race in her native country is named after her.

anonymous asked:

You actually didn't answer the question. It's all and well saying all the refugees should be treated with kindness and dignity. But that still doesn't stop potential mass murderers coming through. Please answer the question.

(Anon here is referring to the question we answered last week about all the scaaarry terrorists who are hiding among legit refugees!)    

Anon, we’re sorry you didn’t understand our response.  Let us try again:

Number of refugees who have settled in the U.S. since 9/11: 750,000.

Number of those 750,000 refugees who have since been charged with terrorism: ZERO!   

Basically Anonymous, putting up barriers to refugees doesn’t keep terrorists out.  Refugees are fleeing the terrorists.  Terrorist organizations have much easier ways to send operatives to western countries (e.g. radicalizing western citizens, tourist visas, student visas, etc.) than having them pose as refugees.

Can we guarantee that no refugee will commit a mass murder?  Of course not.  Can anyone guarantee that out of a group of 59.5 million people, none will commit a mass murder?  Of course not!

If it’s terrorism you’re worried about, you should worry about the people most likely to commit acts of terrorism: white supremacists like  Anders Behring Breivik (who killed 68 and injured 111 Norwegians in 2011); or the Bosphorus murderers (who randomly killed 10 people in Germany); or Zack Davies (who attempted to decapitate an Asian man in the UK this year).  In the U.S., statistics have shown that white supremacists have committed twice as many acts of terrorism as so-called “jihadists.” We’re pretty sure that the numbers are the same in Europe.  

If you’re worried about mass murders and terrorists, maybe you should be looking at limiting the movements of white people - some of whom are undoubtedly white supremacists capable of mass murder - instead of refugees, huh?