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The Chinese Expat Running an Underground Gun School The Chinese Expat Running an Underground Gun School

Hi, I’m Lydia from the VICE office in Brooklyn, New York. Despite being very illegal in China the appeal of guns drives many youth to travel outside of the country just to shoot. Our colleagues over at VICE China did the same by traveling to the Philippines to take a shooting class and study the…

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Tripping on Hallucinogenic Frogs (Part 3/3) Tripping on Hallucinogenic Frogs (Part 3/3)

HAMILTON MORRIS: Juan lights a stick on fire and gets it glowing orange. The captain does not react. He takes two more burns the same way, and then Juan begins to rub the jelly into all three wounds. [SPEAKING PORTUGUESE] HAMILTON MORRIS: Does he feel anything? [SPEAKING PORTUGUESE] MALE SPEAKER: He’s beginning to feel it.…

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The Brutal Tattoo Ritual Built on Pain The Brutal Tattoo Ritual Built on Pain

Yeah, it’s always the question why, but… I feel more complete every time I have a session, you know. Everybody wants to look like how you see yourself, you know. For the Brutal Black project, the most important [thing] is the experience. It’s like a kind of rite of passage thing, like a ritual. They…

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Let’s change the narrative of capitalism | Ken Barnes Let’s change the narrative of capitalism | Ken Barnes

What I hope people get from this book is a belief in the possibility that we can change the narrative. I say right at the end of the book that this book is not a manifesto for a movement; it’s a credo for a community of believers who are convinced that we can simply do…

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What exactly is the Common Good? What exactly is the Common Good?

(VOICEOVER): The common good has historical roots that stretch back to ancient philosophy and early Christianity. But it’s also an idea that has contemporary relevance. So what exactly is the common good? The common good can be helpfully understood as an ideal and a moral measure. As an ideal, the common good points to a…

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Int’l Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and The Indian Ocean Trade: Crash Course World History #18 Int’l Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and The Indian Ocean Trade: Crash Course World History #18

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to be discussing trade here, in the Indian Ocean. Oh, my globe had a globe! We’re gonna do some new-school history where we talk about a system instead of talking about individuals or some boring boring dynasty — no, Stan, not…

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Colombia’s Hidden Killers: Part 1/2 (Documentary) Colombia’s Hidden Killers: Part 1/2 (Documentary)

KRISHNA ANDAVOLU: When you think of land mines, countries like Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq, and other conflict areas around the world might come to mind. But Colombia is one of the most affected countries in the world, too. Because for the last 50 years, there’s been a roiling conflict between leftist Marxist guerrillas and the Colombian…

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Cultures, Subcultures, and Countercultures: Crash Course Sociology #11 Cultures, Subcultures, and Countercultures: Crash Course Sociology #11

How many cultures are there in the world? We’ve talked a lot about the things that make a culture a culture – things like norms and symbols and languages. But we haven’t really discussed how you lump all those little things together and say, yes, these are the things that belong together – these things…

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