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  • Destroyer of worlds: the 8chan story

    07/02/2019 12:01:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Tortoise ^ | June 29, 2019 | Nicky Woolf
    On 27 April, before he burst into a San Diego synagogue and opened fire, killing one worshipper and injuring three more, the gunman said goodbye to the community that radicalised him. “It’s been real dudes,” he posted on the far-right politics board, /pol/, on the image-posting site 8chan. “I’ve only been lurking for a year and a half, yet what I’ve learned here is priceless.” The story was familiar. Six weeks earlier, a 28-year-old had killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Before starting his attack, he, too, had posted on 8chan’s /pol/ board. “It’s been a...
  • NZ Gun Ban: Mistakes Were Made, New Gun Control Group, New “BuyBack”

    06/28/2019 5:20:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 June, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    After the terrorist attack on radical Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the far left government of Jacinda Ardern pushed through new, radical gun laws. The laws had the full support of nearly all media in the anglosphere. The laws were pushed through, as usual, by people who knew almost nothing of firearms or firearms technology. They were pushed through based on emotion and one political act of terrorism. The perpetrator accurately predicted this to be a consequence of his actions. It appeared the laws would be somewhat less severe than those pushed through in somewhat similar circumstances in Australia, in...
  • New Zealand 'Factsheet' Wipes Israel From the Map, Replaces It With Palestine

    06/19/2019 8:17:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 6/19/2019 | Yuichiro Kakutani
    New Zealand’s government recently erased Israel from the map in a “factsheet” on Palestine marred by numerous factual inaccuracies and minimal nuance, provoking outcry from Jewish and Israeli voices. The “factsheet” labels all territory currently governed by Israel as Palestine. It also calls Palestine as a “state,” which is not consistent with the New Zealand government’s official view. The document also includes numerous inaccuracies and one-sided information about Israel, Palestine, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Israeli Institute of New Zealand took the time to systematically break down all the errors in the "factsheet":
  • Man who shared New Zealand massacre video gets 21 months in prison

    06/18/2019 2:48:32 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 17, 2019 | 11:08pm | Associated Press
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A Christchurch businessman who shared a video of worshippers being slaughtered at a New Zealand mosque was sentenced on Tuesday to 21 months in prison. Philip Arps had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing the video, which was livestreamed on Facebook by a gunman on March 15 as he began killing 51 people at two mosques.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 6/13-Friday 6/14/2019

    06/13/2019 10:59:49 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/13/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    All 44 crew members from two oil tankers that came under attack in the Sea of Oman south of the Iranian coast have been rescued.... The Associated Press reports that the two vessels were carrying Japan related cargo and the attacks come as Japan's Prime Minister was visiting Iran to discuss tensions..... President Trump tweeted just before 230 pm Eastern time Thursday his appreciation to Mr. Abe for talking to the Iranians but said that when it comes to making a deal: "They are not ready, and neither are we!". Meanwhile the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says this regarding...
  • New Zealand's 'voluntary' gun turn-in reels in a whopping ... 530 guns

    06/04/2019 7:39:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/04/2019 | Monica Showalter
    The figures are in for New Zealand's 'voluntary' gun 'amnesty' and well, anyone who understands gun ownership shouldn't be surprised. In a nation with 150,000 gun permits and an estimated 1.5 million guns in circulation, the number of actual military-style weapons turned in is ... 530. Obviously, not everyone in New Zealand is onboard with the country's hastily thrown together new law to expropriate weapons in the name of protection from mass shootings. What that utterly miserable '530' figure shows is mass resistance, in response to the complete stupidity of blaming a mass shooting on the gun, not the foreign terrorist using the gun. That's what New...
  • Nepal bans blind people and double amputees from climbing Everest

    12/30/2017 4:21:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sat 30 Dec ‘17 | Michael Safi
    Tourist board criticised for new regulations, which also prohibit solo ascents with the aim of reducing the number of accidentsSolo climbers, blind people and double amputees have been banned from climbing Everest under new rules the Nepalese tourism ministry believes will reduce the number of deaths on the mountain. The changes have provoked criticism from the US ambassador to Nepal and a former Gurkha soldier planning to scale the peak after losing both legs in Afghanistan. The new rules have been under discussion for a month and were implemented this week, Nepalese officials told the Himalayan Times. British cancer patient...
  • EVEREST UPDATE: (David) Sharp unrescuable, says Chinese mountaineer (mom not angry)

    05/28/2006 6:06:47 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 70 replies · 3,518+ views
    Sharp unrescuable, says Chinese mountaineer Updated: 2006-05-28 09:14 Chinese female mountaineer Luo Lili regretted David Sharp's death in the Mount Qomolangma but said the British climber was at a nearly unrescuable height. "Mountaineers all know the height above 7,000m is very dangerous and usually deemed as an unrescuable height," said Luo on Saturday, who just returned from a May 15 scaling of the world highest peak. Sharp, 34, ran out of oxygen and died in a snow cave just 300 meters from the summit on his way down the Himalayan mountain. Dozens of people had walked right past him, unwilling...
  • Everest climber left to die alone

    05/23/2006 8:42:02 AM PDT · by Paddlefish · 555 replies · 13,169+ views
    Mark Inglis, an amputee who conquered Mount Everest on artificial legs last week, yesterday defended his party's decision to carry on to the summit despite coming across a dying climber. As his team climbed through the "death zone," the area above 26,000 feet where the body begins to shut down, they passed David Sharp, 34, a stricken British climber who later died. His body remained on the mountain. Mr. Inglis, 47, a New Zealander, said: "At 28,000 feet it's hard to stay alive yourself. He was in a very poor condition, near death. We talked about [what to do for...
  • Dying Brit climber 'too big' to rescue off Everest (the REAL story)

    06/14/2006 5:50:58 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 133 replies · 38,152+ views
    Star Times ^ | 6/13/06
    Dying Brit climber 'too big' to rescue off Everest By MICHAEL FIELD The New Zealand mountaineer who ordered climbers to leave a dying Briton near the summit of Mt Everest says it was impossible to carry the big man off the peak. Double amputee Mark Inglis was one of four New Zealanders in a group of 40 who walked past dying David Sharp during their descent of Everest on May 15. Most of them were part of a Discovery Channel film crew, which included Queenstown cameraman Mark Whetu. The crew filmed the dying British mountaineer in his last conscious moments...
  • New Zealand: Only 530 of 300,000 semi-automatic guns handed over

    06/02/2019 7:35:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 5/28/2019 | unknown
    New figures show gun owners are holding back on handing in their firearms, because they’re waiting to hear how much the Government will pay for them Figures released to Newstalk ZB by the New Zealand Police showed that, as of Sunday night, only 530 guns had been handed in since the ban on semi-automatic guns was finalised in early April. There are around 250,000 licenced firearm holders in New Zealand and it’s estimated as many as 300,000 guns could now be illegal. It comes as gun owners are waiting on any details around compensation for their guns.
  • Australia's 'Egg Boy' gives donations to NZ attack survivors

    05/29/2019 6:23:55 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/29/19 | BBC
    An Australian teenager who broke an egg on a controversial far-right senator's head says he has given almost A$100,000 (Ł55,000; $69,000) to survivors of the Christchurch mosque attacks. Will Connolly egged Fraser Anning in March - prompting people to flood him with donations to pay his legal costs. Mr Anning had caused fury a day earlier when he said, on the day of the shootings, Muslim migration was to blame for them.
  • Explaining the Christchurch Call; Trudeau signs Canada on to censorship

    05/19/2019 4:35:24 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 16 replies
    The Rebel ^ | May 18, 2019 | EZRA LEVANT
    On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, I went over Justin Trudeau's trip to Paris where he signed Canada on to an agreement called The Christchurch Call. In short, because there was a mass murder in Christchurch, New Zealand, everyone else in the world must change how they use the internet. The Call doesn't address terrorism as much as it addresses the people who talk about terrorism online. And without any debates or witnesses, Trudeau along with dozens of leaders and Silicon Valley tech companies agreed to follow some new criteria to restrict speech. WATCH and I'll explain....
  • Merkel lumps U.S. in with China, Russia as “global rivals”

    05/16/2019 8:40:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | May 16, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Some of our European allies aren’t acting very much like allies these days. The latest example of this phenomenon comes to us from Germany, where Chancellor Angela Merkel has basically put aside all pretenses of diplomacy and is now insulting us to our faces. In remarks to the German press this week, she spoke of the “adversaries” Europe must contend with, both militarily and in terms of trade agreements, and listed three examples. China, Russia and… the United States. (Newsweek) German Chancellor Angela Merkel lumped in the United States with Europe’s other global adversaries on Wednesday, arguing that the countries...
  • EU leaders: We won't follow Trump's Huawei ban

    05/16/2019 8:30:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.16.2019 | av/cmk (Reuters, AFP)
    The leaders of Germany, France and the Netherlands said Thursday that their governments do not plan to follow the lead of the US and ban Chinese telecommunications company Huawei from building up their national 5G high-speed mobile networks. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency for the telecommunications sector on Wednesday, citing “unacceptable risks” from “foreign adversaries” — including from cyberespionage and sabotage. The executive order empowers Washington to ban technology and services, including Huawei, which US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said would be blacklisted as of Friday. The US has urged allied governments to exclude Chinese companies such as...
  • Dutch And British Intel Experts Agree: Trump is Right About Huawei

    05/16/2019 8:29:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/16/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that bars the government from doing business from telecom companies considered national security threats. To no one’s great surprise, the Commerce Department quickly added Chinese telecom giant Huawei to its new “entity list” of banned companies. That move left European allies and trading partners in a tough position, CNN reported last night: The US claims Huawei, one of China’s most important companies, poses a spying risk to Western technology infrastructure. The latest move against the firm comes amid a worsening trade war between Beijing and Washington, after talks expected to bring a...
  • New Zealand prime minister: 'I do not understand' US lack of action on gun control

    05/14/2019 10:47:05 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 103 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern expressed shock at the lack of action in the United States to implement gun control laws. "You can draw a line and say that does not mean you need access to military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles. You do not. And New Zealand has by and large absolutely agreed with that position," Ardern said in a CNN interview. “Australia experienced a massacre and changed their laws; New Zealand had its experience and changed its laws," Ardern said, referring to the country's mass shooting at Muslim mosques in March. More than 50 people were killed...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 5/14-Wednesday 5/15/2019

    05/15/2019 2:46:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/14/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "The US strongly condemns Maduro's move to block the National Assembly from its constitutionally-protected legislative duty" That tweet Tuesday evening from US National Security Adviser John Bolton after the Venezuelan police and security forces of the Nicolas Maduro regime blocked legislators of the National Assembly from entering their building to meet..... "There won't be any war. The Iranian nation has chosen the path of resistance" Those the words of the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei..... The US State Department has ordered non-essential personnel to leave Iraq..... Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed attacks on vital Saudi facilities and Saudi...
  • New Zealand Girl Sends Prime Minister $5 'Bribe' To Fund Dragon Research

    05/14/2019 1:33:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | May 14, 2019 | Vanessa Romo
    Bazillions of adult Game of Thrones fans may currently be preoccupied with dragons, and the mother of dragons and that giant dragon-killing-dart machine — but one girl in New Zealand is trying to get serious about the real-life study of dragons. So much so that the 11-year-old recently tried to tempt Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern into launching a dragon research program, with a little bit of telekinesis studies on the side. Unfortunately, the prime minister could not be bought. She said it was a no-go.
  • New Zealand: Citizens Receiving Home Visits From ‘Political Police’

    05/13/2019 9:53:26 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 83 replies
    New Zealanders are receiving home visits from police to check on their political views, with one individual claiming that authorities asked him if he supported Donald Trump. The visits are taking place as a response to March’s Christchurch mosque massacre. In one clip, armed police arrive at a man’s home on Sunday morning to question him in relation to his political beliefs. “The reason we’re here, basically it’s down to the recent events in Christchurch, with the shooting there, a number of people have been identified who we’ve been asked to go and speak to, so you’re one of those...