If a recently introduced bill passes, the maximum amount of taxpayer money that the government would be able to spend on an oil portraits of congressman.

(thanks Rog!)

An Adorable Political Symbol of Opposition to the Government in Hong Kong


Lufsig, a stuffed toy wolf from IKEA.

Ignorance Was Bliss


News from outside the comfort zone


Mexican Drug Cartels aren’t just about Mexico or drugs anymore

Congo’s Female on Female Rape Curse

Thailand Secretly Working with Human Traffickers

Attacks in Iraqi Kurdistan

Shootout suggests new guerilla movement in Nicaragua

China puts the pressure on foreign press

Science says revolt

Fishing under fire in Gaza

Singapore’s first riots in over 30 years


KC Ortiz / @kcortizphoto

KC Ortiz is a photojournalist based in Bangkok

Photographing Secret Sites and Satellites

Trevor Paglen is “an artist, geographer, and counter-surveillance researcher.”

UP All Night

The Special AKA, Nelson Mandela

Rest in Peace



Snowden and Greenwald: The Men Who Leaked the Secrets by Janet Reitman

How two alienated, angry geeks broke the story of the year

The End of the World

From all the way back in 2003

via, doobybrain



Bill Clinton’s alleged doodles from the White House

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Works from the CIA’s Intelligence Art Collection

CIA's Intelligence Art Collection-01

Commemorating the historical, inspiring the future

Untouchable by Dru Blair, Mixed Media on Illustration Board, 2007 (above)

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Is it better to have a politician who is an alcoholic or a drug addict?


The Economist looks at functional addiction

Sacré BLUE!


The French parliament is proposing a ban on colored inks used for tattoos, leaving only “black, white, grey and certain shades of blue and green” for use.

image by Shawn Hebrank

Lunchtime Laughter

Rob “Crack” Ford Remix

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