• Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo
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    Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo

    SUROOSH ALVI: It’s late. We’re deep in the heart of it now. I don’t know how much water we have. We haven’t eaten in a really long time. And my glasses are fogging up because it’s so hot. And I can’t see. And I’m walking in the mud. I don’t know, man. I think this might be the stupidest thing I’ve ever done. The Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s one of the poorest countries in the world, and thanks to insanely complicated mix of politics, armed conflict, and corruption, it’s also one of the most under-reported. It also happens to be home to a nondescript black rock known as coltan,…

  • David Icke: Conspiracy of the Lizard Illuminati (Part 1/2)
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    David Icke: Conspiracy of the Lizard Illuminati (Part 1/2)

    NARRATOR: For as long as I can remember, I’ve had an interest in what some people condescendingly term conspiracy theory. You see, I was born November 22, the anniversary of John F Kennedy’s assassination. And every year on my birthday there’s been televised specials on practically every channel talking about magic bullets, grassy knolls, other shooters, as well as CIA, FBI, and mafia involvement. Even by the age of 10 this spoke to me. And, of course, there were UFOs, the Illuminati, occult Nazis, organized satanic networks, faked moon landings and CIA mind control programs. Hell, even if this is all bullshit, it was fun to read about. It was…

  • Leonardo DiCaprio’s Powerful Climate Summit Speech
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    Leonardo DiCaprio’s Powerful Climate Summit Speech

    Thank you, Mr Secretary General, your excellencies, ladies and gentleman, and distinguished guests. I’m honored to be here today, I stand before you not as an expert but as a concerned citizen, one of the 400,000 people who marched in the streets of New York on Sunday, and the billions of others around the world who want to solve our climate crisis. As an actor I pretend for a living. I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. I believe humankind has looked at climate change in that same way: as if it were a fiction, happening to someone else’s planet, as if pretending that climate change wasn’t real would…

  • Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan
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    Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

    [MUSIC PLAYING] ANNOUNCER: [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] THOMAS MORTON: All right. Hi, it’s Thomas. We’re in Bishkek. I’m on a Kok Beru horse. That’s basically polo, but you play with a dead goat. It is one of Kyrgystan’s many fine traditions. One of the other traditions, a little less fun, is kidnapping women and making them your bride. We’re going to go out of Bishkek up into the hills and see that happen. Kyrgyzstan is a tiny landlocked country next to China that spent most of the last century as part of the Soviet Union. Prior to that it was a wild, tribally ruled Conan land known for it’s people’s horsemanship,…

  • Tip 37: Host your website locally | 50 tips in 50 days
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    Tip 37: Host your website locally | 50 tips in 50 days

    Host your website in the country you’re targeting. This will serve as a geo-targeting signal for the search engines, and will also mean faster page loading times for your website visitors. Did you know that a website hosted in the Netherlands can take on average 1.4 seconds to load in that country, but 10 seconds to load in China? Far too slow! Faaar tooooo slooooow… *laughs* See what I did there? Faster page loading times are not only good for user experience but also SEO, as page speed is a positive search engine ranking factor.

  • The Cannibal Generals of Liberia
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    The Cannibal Generals of Liberia

    SHANE SMITH: In this episode, we go to Liberia and hang out with cannibal warlords. MALE SPEAKER 1: I lift it up on the temple. I’m gonna eat it. [GUNFIRE] MALE SPEAKER 1: It’s a Liberian general’s heart. SHANE SMITH: I was afraid probably the whole time I was in Liberia. There’s always this underlying hum of violence. And the poverty there is so crippling that you’re kind of like, why wouldn’t they steal our camera? Why wouldn’t they steal our clothes? I mean, people are starving. And all they know is war. So is that why your nickname was General Butt Naked? SHANE SMITH: A lot of people would…

  • The Cannibal Warlords of Liberia (Full Length Documentary)
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    The Cannibal Warlords of Liberia (Full Length Documentary)

    SHANE SMITH: So is that why your nickname was General Butt Naked? SHANE SMITH: A lot of people would drink or do drugs before fighting? SHANE SMITH: Yeah. SHANE SMITH: So you killed the child? JOSHUA BLAHYI: Yes. SHANE SMITH: And then you drank the blood? JOSHUA BLAHYI: Yeah. MALE SPEAKER : [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] CROWD: [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] MALE SPEAKER 1 : So what kind of war is this? Guerrilla? MALE SPEAKER 2 : World War III. SHANE SMITH: We here at Vice have been fascinated by Liberia for a long time. It’s America’s first and only foray into quasi-colonialism in Africa. It started as a back-to-Africa movement for…