If There’s One Thing Congress Can Do, It’s Get a Cool Coin Made

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The curved 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin from the United States Mint celebrates the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The coin is the result of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act, a law passed in 2012.

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“It was on my first exploration that I realized I had, unwittingly, bought an illegal cocaine plantation.”

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Sometimes saving the rainforest means saving the people too.  Wildlife presenter Charlie Hamilton James bought a slice of land high up in the Andes in an effort to close off an illegal logging route, what he found was an impoverished community willing to do anything to survive.

“Bill Clinton, Eat Your Heart Out”

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Glenn O’Brien muses on The Mistress (France’s Secret Weapon)

It Felt Like a Kiss

By Adam Curtis

Put some headphones on and immerse yourself.

“The story of America’s rise to power starting in 1959, it uses nothing but archive footage and Amercia pop music. Showing the consequences on the rest of the world and in peoples mind.”

News From Outside the Comfort Zone

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Ignorance was bliss…

 

China Vice

Bad Days in Baghdad

Jamaican Turf War

North Korea goes to vote

Libya threatens to bomb N Korean ship over deal with rebels

Iraq says Saudi Arabia and Qatar are waging war against Baghdad

Social media mercy in Iran juvenile hanging case

Burma’s hateful Buddhists

Crisis continues in Central African Republic

Australia’s new stolen generation

Private industry continues to profit off of misery (pictured)

Maoists clash with India

Syria rebellion hijacked by extremists

Crimean split

 

KC Ortiz / @kcortizphoto

KC Ortiz is a photojournalist based in Bangkok

 

Muslim Girl With Balloon

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Banksy modifies his most iconic artwork to bring attention to the third anniversary of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Lunchtime Laughter

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama

Memory Wound at Sørbråten

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Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg removed a slice of Norway’s Utoya island for one of his designs for memorial sites commemorating the lives lost during the July 22, 2011 terrorist attacks.

“The concept for the Memorial Sørbråten proposes a wound or a cut within nature itself. It reproduces the physical experience of taking away, reflecting the abrupt and permanent loss of those who died. The cut will be a three-and-a-half-meters-wide excavation. It slices from the top of the headland at the Sørbråten site, to below the water line and extends to each side. This void in the landscape makes it impossible to reach the end of the headland.”

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Lunchtime Laughter

Obama, Putinized

Frontline Homies

Redesigning the Union Jack

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If Scotland declares independence from the UK, what changes will the iconic flag have to go through?

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Seth Rogen’s Opening Statement Before a Senate Hearing on Alzheimer’s Research

Funny, yet touching.

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