Ignorance Was Bliss

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News from outside the comfort zone
 

Bubonic Plague is still doing it’s thing

Where have the prisoners gone?  North Korea accused of a Srebrenica-Esque Massacre

How Prisons Change the Balance of Power in America

Who’s behind Burma’s Anti-Muslim violence?

Crackdown in Dagestan

Wall Street stories keep coming and corrupting

Tibetans under fire

You Can Still See Their Blood – Crimes from the opposition in Syria

Migrants continue to die trying to cross the Mediterranean into Europe

Hundreds of thousands of Haitian’s are now stateless in Dominican Republic

Iraq continues to burn  AND Al Qaeda’s roaring back

 

KC Ortiz / @kcortizphoto

KC Ortiz is a photojournalist based in Bangkok

AS IF…

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A new BYU study claims that looking at too many food pictures on instagram and pinterest makes eating less enjoyable.

Wife or Warden?

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A Texas man was recently arrested for faking his own kidnapping so that he could go out and party with friends. Andaverde’s wife called police after “masked men entered the house and took her husband at gunpoint.” He returned home the following morning after the kidnappers “released” him.

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CHOPPER, Rest in Peace

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“Australia’s best-known crime figure turned author, turned legend” has passed away.

“Possibly the worst thing you could do is limp past the lion or tiger enclosure in a zebra print outfit.”

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A Safari park in England has imposed a dress code banning animal prints.

“I just want to be spotted.”

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A social media savvy clown has been terrorizing the overactive imaginations of Northampton, England.

“Better Call Saul”

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AMC has greenlit a Breaking Bad spinoff about Saul Goodman.

“One”

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The number of men this goat respects.

‘Snowden’

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The name licensed by a Chinese automaker for an upcoming electric vehicle

30,000 ft in the Air and “in His Own World”

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An couple on a flight from Medford, Oregon to Las Vegas, Nevada recently gave fellow passengers quite the sex show by performing multiple “lewd, indecent, and obscene sex acts on each other.” The key word here is “multiple.”

Snackdown

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Congrats to our friend Eddie Huang on his new battling chef show on MTV! Look out for it next year.

“I wasn’t comfortable in the sunshine.”

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A Montreal man was recently fined $147 for sitting under a tree in a public park.

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The suspect “identified himself as Jesus of Bethlehem and Nike Air Jordan.”

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana authorities: His actual name is Nike Jordan Abila.

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“The kestrel was allowed to fly off after authorities determined there was no need to press charges.”

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Turkish authorities briefly detained a bird, thinking that it was an “Israeli Spy.”

Funny Statue Denied

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The City of Salem, Oregon denied a request by PETA to have a memorial statue installed at the site where a truck carrying over 5,400 chickens overturned, spilling the birds onto the pavement. Apparently,”“a considerable number” of chickens died in the crash, and many others appeared to have died during the cleanup phase.” The statue was designed by Harry Bliss.

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Popeyes Chicken Waffle Tenders

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In a box with fries, a biscuit and honey maple dipping sauce. Big fat applause!

Rail Disaster

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Raw footage from the tragic high-speed train derailment in Northwestern Spain.

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$70,000

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The value of equipment stolen from the van of 80′s new-wave band A Flock of Seagulls. Yes, A Flock of Seagulls are still a touring band…

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Back To NYC

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Jeffrey Deitch is leaving Los Angeles

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