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

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Lufsig, a stuffed toy wolf from IKEA.

Ignorance Was Bliss

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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

 

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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

Printables

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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

Artist/POTUS

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Bill Clinton’s alleged doodles from the White House

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Works from the CIA’s Intelligence Art Collection

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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?

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The Economist looks at functional addiction

Sacré BLUE!

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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

Printables

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The Battle for Picasso’s Mind by John Meroney

It was probably the strangest stunt the CIA ever attempted. The United States needed to win the hearts and minds of Pro-Soviet leftists in Europe during the Cold War. The agency’s weapon of choice? Modern art. And amazingly, it worked.

“The day begins at around 9:00 am, with the workers drinking two beers and some coffee, if desired, before going to clean the streets”

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Amsterdam has put a group of chronic alcoholics to work tidying up the city streets. Their payment? Beer, cigarettes, and Euros.

Morning Dose of Rob Farley

Ignorance Was Bliss

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News from outside the comfort zone

The news without photos

Confused jihadists in Syria

Rich countries backtrack on their climate change promises

Loosening the one child law in China

Militias attack protesters in Libya

Bulgarians take to the streets

Uighurs vs China

The Earth’s forests continue to disappear

Central African Republic – “We live and die here like animals”

Possible changes on abortion in Chile

China’s Mystery Warriors
 

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KC Ortiz is a photojournalist based in Bangkok

Ignorance Was Bliss

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News from outside the comfort zone

Guantanamo North

The poisoning of Arafat

The rich keep getting richer

Pakistani Taliban promise revenge

You stay classy, Nestle

US executions stall due to drug shortage

Aggressive peace keepers in the Congo

The Chinese run around

10,000 feared dead in Phillipines from Typhoon Haiyan

No love from the US for their Afghan friends

 

KC Ortiz / @kcortizphoto

KC Ortiz is a photojournalist based in Bangkok

Ignorance Was Bliss

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News from outside the comfort zone

Obama and propaganda photos

Children pimps in Indonesia

No justice to be found in CIA Secret Prison cases

More then 1,500 Rohingya have fled Burma this week

More bad news for the journo world, two RFI reporters slain in Mali

Militants in Tunisia

Psycho stalker USA (NSA)

Drug crisis in Afghanistan

Preparing for a North Korean Collapse

China blames separatists for Tienanmen Attack

 

KC Ortiz / @kcortizphoto

KC Ortiz is a photojournalist based in Bangkok

Lunchtime Laughter

Obama Caught Lip-Syncing Speech

Is Writing in Someone Else’s Voice Considered a Halloween Costume?

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Rembert Browne imagines a letter written by Michelle Obama to Kanye West.

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