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  • A college student died in his dorm room. It took almost two months for anyone to notice.

    09/26/2019 7:51:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 131 replies
    www.sfgate.com ^ | Published 7:54 am PDT, Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Teo Armus
    he rank odor from the end of the hallway had become too strong to ignore. For nearly two months, it was faint enough that nobody at the University of Canterbury realized that a young man was dead, and decomposing, in his own room. Students left campus for two weeks of vacation, and returned, and still no one noticed anything. But on Monday, police finally made it to the Sonoda dorm at the suburban campus outside Christchurch, New Zealand, where authorities discovered the body of a first-year student, local media reported. The student's father, who could not reach the young man...
  • NZ Introduces bill for Mandatory Gun Registry, Claims No Right to Arms

    09/26/2019 6:55:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In New Zealand, the far-left government has decided a national gun registry is necessary. They have been unsuccessful in confiscating (with payment) most of the previously legally owned semi-automatic rifles in the country.  There has been massive civil disobedience among New Zealand gun owners. The party line of the leftist government is there is no right to own guns in New Zealand. They cannot be entirely sure of that, because part of the new gun control scheme is to place into law the premise that there is no legal right to arms for New Zealanders. From npr.org: New Zealand's...
  • Candace Owens Testifies on ChristChurch Congressional Hearing (Jim Jordan awesome)

    09/21/2019 9:27:10 AM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-20-19 | Jim Hoft
    https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1175081910726463488?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1175086900836818944&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F09%2Fmust-see-candace-owens-unloads-liberal-hack-gets-drubbing-after-accusing-owens-of-laughing-at-christchurch-massacre-video%2F On Friday conservative Candace Owens was asked to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on hate crimes and white nationalism. So was liberal hack Kathleen Belew, a so-called expert on the ‘white power movement,’ who used her time to lie about Candace Owens. Candace Owens was correct in referring to Belew as “despicable” after her vicious assault on Candace’s integrity. After Belew accused Candace Owens of laughing at the Christchurch massacre, a complete lie, Rep. Mark Meadows granted Owens his time to respond to the accusations.
  • Christians Massacred, Media Look the Other Way

    09/08/2019 11:02:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | September 8, 2019 | Giulio Meotti
    "In the same week as the awful attack on the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand... more than two hundred Christians were killed in Nigeria. There was hardly any mention of the latter in the news. There were no marches for martyred Christians, no tolling of church bells ordered by governments, no 'Je suis Charlie' t-shirts... no public outrage at all." — Fr. Benedict Kiely, Crisis Magazine, September 4, 2019 NASA's satellites observed the Amazon fires, prompting world leaders to pledge to protect the rainforest. But the burning, chopping and murder of Christians is not tracked by satellites and their suffering...
  • Where are the Pictures of Confiscated/Turned in Guns in New Zealand?

    08/29/2019 4:39:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 Australia, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On 15 March 2019, a political terrorist attacked two mosques located in Christchurch, New Zealand. He killed 51 people and wounded many more. The far-left government of Jacinda Ardem immediately set on a course to ban semi-automatic firearms in New Zealand. Those opposed were shouted down. The government censor worked hard to keep the public from reading the manifesto published by the terrorist. That conveniently prevented people from knowing that gun confiscation was one of his goals. When academic John Lott pointed this out on Twitter, he was banned.Initial reports were few guns were being turned in, partly because...
  • ‘We will continue to represent men at their best’: Gillette’s backflip after ‘toxic masculinity’...

    08/22/2019 4:29:33 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 102 replies
    NEWS.COM.AU ^ | 8/23/2019 | FRANK CHUNG
    Razor brand Gillette says it is “shifting the spotlight from social issues to local heroes” after an ad delving into “toxic masculinity” caused a customer backlash. The new ad, which launched last week, stars Australian firefighter and personal trainer Ben Ziekenheiner. “I’ve been a firefighter for 19 years,” Mr Ziekenheiner says in the ad. “People sometimes ask if it’s scary. It can be, but like anyone who has a job to do, you prepare — not just in terms of your equipment but also mentally and physically.” The ad spruiks the brand’s SkinGuard range, highlighting the issue of sensitive skin...
  • Fossil hunters reveal Squawkzilla, the three-foot tall cannibal parrot [tr]

    08/07/2019 5:22:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 7, 2019 | Joe Pinkstone
    A giant cannibalistic parrot that stood more than three feet tall and lived in New Zealand 19 million years ago has been dubbed 'squawkzilla'. Scientists reckon the animal, which is officially known as Heracles inexpectatus, feasted on other parrots to nourish its massive frame. The tree-dwelling creature is believed to have used its enormous beak to feed on the flesh of its own species. It is thought to be the largest parrot ever and rivals the famed dodo in its bulk, and towers above the current flightless inhabitants of New Zealand, the kakapo.
  • New Zealand PM: Make Gun Ownership a Privilege, Require Gun Registry

    08/03/2019 4:42:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 July, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    New Zealand's Prime Minister has proposed extreme new controls on gun ownership for the country. They are explicitly designed to move gun ownership in New Zealand from a right to a privilege. The Prime Minister is attempting to follow the Australian playbook on imposing extreme restrictions on gun ownership. From stuff.co.nz: Firearm owners will have to register their guns amid the largest changes to gun laws in decades.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced details of the firearm law overhaul on Monday, saying it would come with a message ingrained in law: firearm ownership is a privilege and not a right....
  • Undead Tree Stump Is Being Kept Alive by Neighboring Trees

    07/25/2019 1:22:39 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 81 replies
    Gizmondo ^ | 25 july 2019 | George Dvorsky
    A tree stump in New Zealand is very much alive, thanks to an interconnected root system that benefits both the stump and its neighboring trees. Scientists say this unusual symbiotic arrangement could change our very conception of what it means to be a tree. We tend to think of trees as individuals, but the roots of some species fuse together to allow the sharing of resources, such as water, carbon, mineral nutrients, and microorganisms. Leuzinger and Bader stumbled upon the stump while out for a hike. The woody stub caught their eye because callus tissue could be seen growing over...
  • New Zealand: Disarmament Advocate Pushes for More than Semi-Autos

    07/24/2019 3:01:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 July, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    As New Zealand gun owners seek to comply with their government's new ban on the ownership of semi-automatic centerfire rifles, an advocate for the ban says it is not enough. Nik Green goes so far as to say the attempt to comply with the ban renders the ban pointless. From newshub.com: Police are looking into whether kits designed to modify AR-15s from semi-automatic to pump-action would allow owners to keep the rifles, which are used in about half of all mass shootings in the US. Gun Control NZ co-founder Nik Green says allowing the modification kit would render the...
  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is left STRANDED in Australia..

    07/19/2019 4:24:35 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 70 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 19th July 2019 | Daniel Piotrowski
    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been left stranded in Australia after her air force jet broke down. Stuff.co.nz reported Ms Ardern and her former TV fisherman husband Clarke Gayford will fly home on a commercial jet on Friday evening. .... The New Zealand Defence Force said that the dignitaries' aircraft had suffered a 'failure of its air data computer'. A replacement part will be shipped to Australia on Saturday, a statement said, but Ms Ardern was expected to return home on a commercial flight tonight. During her time in Melbourne, Ms Ardern confronted Mr Morrison about the Australian...
  • New Zealand Encounters Problems Enforcing Gun Ban without Registration

    07/18/2019 10:24:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 July, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    New Zealand attempted controls on firearms ownership from 1845 to 1885. It was not very effective.  From 1885 to 1912, the arms control law was generally a dead letter. From 1912 to 1945 arms control was again attempted, primarily as a means of preventing revolution. From 1945 to 1965, there was again a peaceful enjoyment of firearms with few controls in New Zealand. There were registration controls on the books, but they proved ineffective. Because of increasing crime rates, from the middle 1960's to 1983, the New Zealand police struggled with the ineffective registration system.  The information was obtained...
  • 'I Tell My Story, Because It's the Best Weapon I Have'

    07/16/2019 3:32:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | July 16, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    "It never gets easier to tell your story. Each time you speak it, you relive it. When I tell someone about the checkpoint where the men raped me, or the feeling of Hajji Salman's whip across the blanket as I lay under it, or the darkening Mosul sky while I searched the neighborhood for some sign of help, I am transported back to those moments and all their terror." --Nadia Murad, Survivor The slave market, she explained, opened at night. "We could hear the commotion downstairs where militants were registering and organizing, and when the first man entered the room,...
  • Ousted UK ambassador leaked US intelligence

    07/16/2019 7:26:01 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/15/2019 | Tom Rogan
    Leaked U.K. diplomatic cables critical of President Trump have led Britain’s ambassador, Sir Kim Darroch, to announce his departure from Washington earlier than expected. But the story is not yet concluded. According to one current and one former U.S. government official speaking on the condition of anonymity, Darroch repeatedly leaked classified U.S. intelligence information, including highly classified information, to a journalist for a U.S.-based media outlet. The sources are consolidated by the reaction my related inquiries have received from other government officials. These leaks are unrelated to the diplomatic cables which sparked Trump's anger and Darroch's departure. Still, one source...
  • Transgender weightlifter wins two gold medals in women's competition

    07/15/2019 4:16:25 PM PDT · by libstripper · 125 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2019 | Vixtor Morton
    The transgender conquest of women’s sports continued over the weekend as a New Zealand weightlifter took home multiple gold medals at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa. Laurel Hubbard won two gold medals and a silver in the three heavyweight categories, for women weighing more than 87 kilograms, or 192 pounds, finishing first in the snatch-lift and combined categories and second in the clean-and-jerk.
  • Muslim outraged at seeing burger chain frying bacon on same grill as alleged halal beef patties

    07/15/2019 6:50:09 AM PDT · by robowombat · 48 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | JULY 15, 2019
    NEW ZEALAND: Muslim outraged at seeing burger chain frying bacon on the same grill as its alleged halal-certified beef patties JULY 15, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM A Muslim burger lover has lashed out at the popular Better Burger fast food chain after discovering one of its stores cooked bacon on the same grill as its halal-certified meat. When he confronted the chef about the matter, he was informed one of the grills wasn’t working. Daily Mail (h/t Sara S) ‘I took it on face value, so we decided to go to another Better Burger because surely all of the stores wouldn’t...
  • Ancient Tree With Record of Earth's Magnetic Field Reversal in Its Rings Discovered

    07/15/2019 9:21:19 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 93 replies
    Newsweak ^ | Thursday, July 4, 2019 | Hannah Osborne
    An ancient tree that contains a record of a reversal of Earth's magnetic field has been discovered in New Zealand. The tree -- an Agathis australis, better known as its M&Ccedilori name kauri -- was found in Ngawha, on New Zealand's North Island, during excavation work for the expansion of a geothermal power plant, stuff.nz reports. The tree, which had been buried in 26 feet of soil, measures eight feet in diameter and 65 feet in length. Carbon dating revealed it lived for 1,500 years, between 41,000 and 42,500 years ago... The lifespan of the kauri tree covers a point...
  • Kiwis Protest New Zealand's Gun 'Buy-Back' Scheme: 'Gov't. Said They Weren’t Going to Rip Us Off'

    07/10/2019 9:36:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/10/2019 | Brian Min
    New Zealand’s gun “buy-back” scheme for prohibited firearms has been facing some problems.Following the Christchurch mosque shootings where 51 individuals were killed by an Australian man using semi-automatic rifles and shotguns on March 15, 2019, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern amended the country’s gun laws in April to ban most military-style semi-automatics, magazines that hold more than five rounds of ammunition, and gun parts, such as special sights and silencers.In June 2019, Prime Minister Ardern set aside more than $208 million New Zealand dollars to compensate owners, for up to 95 percent of the original cost, of newly...
  • New Zealanders Not Complying With Gun Ban

    07/10/2019 12:06:32 AM PDT · by Windflier · 21 replies
    AllOutdoor.com ^ | 8 July 2019 | Russ Chastain
    Kiwis are standing by their guns. Citizens of New Zealand are reportedly resisting the sweeping ban on semi-automatic firearms thrust upon them by an emotional parliament last April. The Washington Post’s article is predictably poorly-titled: “New Zealand is trying to buy back the military-style weapons it banned in April. It’s not so easy.” Firstly, no entity can buy “back” something which it never owned before. The government has never owned these firearms which it seeks to steal from their rightful owners. They are merely offering a bribe to those who comply. Secondly, none of the guns are “military-style.” Being black...
  • Twitter blocks John Lott’s Twitter account for Tweeting about the New Zealand mosque shooter

    07/04/2019 9:21:52 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 26 replies
    Twitter has blocked John Lott’s account because of a post about the New Zealand mosque killer, and won’t explain its decision