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Amazing 3D Tattoos

A tattoo is a form of body modification, made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin in order to change the pigment. Tattooing has been practiced for centuries in many cultures spread all over the world. From one generation the next, its practice has been passed on, and over time the art has become highly sophisticated and advanced.

Regular tattoos are everywhere but these days 3D tattoos have taken over the center stage. When a tattoo is 3D, it appears very real and the intention of the artist is „brought to life” on the body of the host. Such pieces are stunning and amazing, and we cannot but admire some of the works of these brilliant body artists.  Relax and enjoy the following masterpieces.

Images Courtesy Very Weird Stories and Heftig. ◻︎

No Justice for Josef

Josef S. Was Not a Political Prisoner but the Austrian Judicial System is Fundamentally Flawed

     Composed on July 30, 2014

The average Austrian police officer — in a senior position or not — has little sympathy for people like Josef. To the Austrian Verfassungsschutz — the federal agency for internal security — he had long been a public nuisance. To some officials engrossed in his files, Josef is probably nothing short of an obnoxious rogue, a mutinous agitator being morally co-responsible for every other leftist act of mischievous civil disobedience.

What had happened?

In early 2014, university graduates related to the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) had invited to their annual ball. This is a big event attracting hundreds of guests. The core of attenders are independent-minded, ethnically conscious academics but since the Wiener Akademikerball is also a society event, the crowd present is remarkably diverse: paleo-conservative and liberal intellectuals, businessmen and lawyers, journalists and artists, careerists and opportunists, MPs, MEPs and Vienna city councilors, and, above all, uptight bigots who love to shake a leg and to sip champagne.

Wiener Akademikerball 2014
Wiener Akademikerball, 2014, opening polonaise, Hofburg, Vienna. — Image courtesy of APA, FPÖ-TV

No private recreational meeting of privileged, wealthy, and powerful people in Austria is perfect unless there is a squadron of cops protecting them on the tax payers’ expense. And protection they really did need. Political activists, truly dedicated to the cause of anti-Fascism (opposing any kind of Fascism but their own), had organized a counter-demonstration.

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35 Photos Taken Moments Before Disaster

„Photos taken one second before disaster:  These sometimes funny other times horrible unbelievable pictures capture crashes moments before disaster.”

Picture 26 (at 2:03 mins), depicting a leopard seal preparing itself to chow down some penguin sushi, is pretty gruesome.  ◻︎