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  • What are the Severe New Zealand Gun Restrictions?

    04/16/2019 12:41:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 April, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The far left New Zealand government has banned many semi-automatic firearms in the media frenzy following the mass murder at the Christchurch  (ironic name!) mosques.  A small number of New Zealanders called for calm and rational deliberation in the rush to pass new legislation. They were ignored in the frenzy to pass restrictions on gun ownership. The New Zealand censor ruled it illegal for New Zealand citizens to read the manifesto of the political terrorist who did the killing. Any discussion of immigration and Islamic terrorism, which were used to justify the killings, were ignored. Instead, the New Zealand...
  • Six Charged in New Zealand for Sharing Mosque Shooting Video Online

    04/15/2019 8:08:06 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | April 15, 2019 | E.J. Dickson
    New Zealand police have charged six people with illegally redistributing live-streamed videos and images of the March 15th shootings at Christchurch mosques. They’re being charged with supplying or distributing objectionable material, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison. Philip Arps, 44, and an unnamed suspect, 18, appeared in court on Monday in front of a New Zealand judge. The 18-year-old suspect is accused of sharing livestreamed footage of the attack, as well as a still image of one of the mosques targeted with the caption “target acquired.” Both he and Arps were denied bail. Shortly after the...
  • The Craven Pile-On of Hollow Conservatives

    04/12/2019 9:59:32 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Apr 2019 | Mark Steyn
    The real problem, in America, Britain, Canada, Oz, NZ, is not the left, who know what they want and are serious about getting it, but the pansy right. It's easy to mock AOC and Justin and Jacinta Ardern, but all they're doing is sailing full steam ahead for their desired utopia. The right, who profess to disdain the final destination, nevertheless follow along, albeit at a more desultory rate of knots. We see this routinely in their urge to "distance" themselves: In Washington, as I mentioned the other day, House Republicans ostentatiously distanced themselves from their colleague Steve King, because...
  • Rugby star to be fired over anti-post

    04/11/2019 6:16:16 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th April 2019 | BBC News
    Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Rugby Union say they intend to terminate Israel Folau's contract after a social media post by the full-back in which he said "hell awaits" gay people. Folau, 30, has 73 caps and was expected to play at this year's World Cup. "He does not speak for the game with his recent social media posts," the governing bodies said. "In the absence of compelling mitigating factors, it is our intention to terminate his contract." Rugby Australia and the NSW Rugby Union, which is responsible for Super Rugby side NSW Waratahs, said they have made...
  • Scott Morrison says voters have 'clear choice' at May 18 poll (Australian election called)

    04/10/2019 6:10:33 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies
    It's on. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called the election for May 18. He says the people of Australia have a clear choice about how the nation will be managed for the next three years.
  • New Zealand Parliament Votes 119-1 to Ban Assault-Weapons In Response to Mosque Shootings

    04/10/2019 7:42:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | April 10, 2019 | Jack Crowe
    New Zealand’s parliament on Wednesday voted almost unanimously to ban “military-style” semi-automatic weapons less than a month after 50 people were killed in mass shootings at a pair of mosques in the city of Christchurch. The ban, which applies to semi-automatic rifles and shotguns capable of holding more than five rounds, was made permanent Wednesday after being unilaterally implemented by prime minister Jacinda Ardern just six days after the mosque shootings to prevent stockpiling.
  • New Zealand Censors Killer’s Manifesto Then Charges $102.20 for Printed Copies

    04/09/2019 12:33:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 March, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    -How vulnerable are the rights we hold dear? It appears they are incredibly vulnerable. In New Zealand, most people believe they have freedom of the press. The government classification office might view things a little differently.  After the mass murder at the mosques in Christchurch, the classification office made it illegal for people to view or distribute either the video of the event or the manifesto put out by the killer because it fomented potential violence.From classification A publication reportedly written by the terrorist behind the fatal attacks in Christchurch, has been officially classified as objectionable.“Others have referred...
  • U.N. refugee chief warns New Zealand massacre the result of toxic politics, media

    04/09/2019 11:45:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | April 9, 2019 12:41 PM | Michelle Nichols
    United Nations refugee chief Filippo Grandi warned on Tuesday that a deadly attack on two New Zealand mosques was the result of the worst toxicity in politics and media toward refugees, migrants and foreigners that he had witnessed in more than 30 years. […] Grandi told the U.N. Security Council that the state of discussions globally about refugees and migrants “should be of concern to us all.” He did not specifically blame anyone. “I have never seen such toxicity, such poison in the language of politics, in media, in social media, even in everyday discussions and conversations around this issue,”...
  • (Catholic Caucus) ‘Christian fascists go to hell’: Australia’s new lynch-mob mentality

    04/09/2019 6:47:39 AM PDT · by Slyfox · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | March 28, 2019 | Natasha Marsh
    Cardinal Pell’s conviction has unleashed a hail of anti-Catholic abuse across Australia Hours before 10am on Wednesday, March 13 a media cloud had gathered over the County Court of Victoria, Melbourne. In a first for Australia, Judge Peter Kidd announced that the sentencing of Cardinal George Pell would be broadcast live on national television. The mood was thick with an anticipation which too closely resembled excitement. Several journalists took selfies, and some hugged. Standing in a line in front of the media were demonstrators. Some wore hats with “guilty” emblazoned on the front, while a disturbing placard caught the eye...
  • How Australian nurses were brutally raped by Japanese soldiers during World War II...

    04/08/2019 5:51:58 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 119 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 8th April 2019 | Stephen Johnson
    Australian nurses were brutally raped by Japanese soldiers during World War II before they were marched into the sea and shot dead with machine guns. The sole survivor of that massacre, Vivian Bullwinkel, was ordered by the Australian government to keep silent about being raped and shot when she was 26, a new book has revealed. Shortly before the Japanese took Singapore in February 1942, 65 Australian nurses had fled on the British-registered cargo ship SS Vyner Brooke. It was carrying 181 passengers, including women and children. Two days after leaving Singapore, this vessel was bombed and sank near Bangka...
  • Vegans plan for ‘biggest’ action ‘the world has ever seen’

    04/03/2019 1:17:44 PM PDT · by Twotone · 45 replies
    Weekly Times ^ | April 1, 2019 | Andrea Davy
    FEAR of another vegan invasion on a Darling Downs farm is escalating, with activists discussing an event for the biggest animal rights action “the world has ever seen” on social media. In the events section of the Dominion: Documentary Facebook page, a meet up is scheduled for April 8 — the anniversary of the film’s release. On the Brisbane event’s page, the organisers tell participants to “make sure your fuel tanks are full and car pool to the meeting spot”. “We will share the exact meeting spot and more details closer the time (sic) to avoid the plans being sabotaged,”...
  • Iranian women's rights activist condemns Western feminists for wearing the hijab in 'solidarity'

    04/02/2019 7:28:59 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 1 April 2019 | Tim Stickings
    Full title: Iranian women's rights activist condemns Western feminists for wearing the hijab in 'solidarity', saying: 'Calling the compulsory headscarf my country's culture is INSULTING' Masih Alinejad said female visitors to Iran were leaving activists 'on their own' She rejected the argument that visitors should wear the hijab 'out of respect' The issue has been thrown into new focus in the wake of the Christchurch attack
  • New Zealanders Have Voluntarily Surrendered a Total of 37 Guns Out of an Estimated 1.2 Million

    04/01/2019 1:18:07 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies ^ | 4-1-2019 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Full Title: Following Christchurch Shootings, New Zealanders Have Voluntarily Surrendered a Total of 37 Guns Out of an Estimated 1.2 Million "I want to remind people, you can surrender your gun to the police at any time. In fact I have seen reports that people are in fact already doing this. I applaud that effort, and if you are thinking about surrendering your weapon, I would encourage you to do so."After the mosque attacks in Christchurch where 50 people were murdered, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the government would move quickly to tighten existing gun laws.Ahead of the...
  • New Zealand Gang Leader: We Will Not Give Up Our Guns

    04/01/2019 10:15:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 3/31/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Mongrel Mob leader Sonny Fatu is making it clear his gang will not be surrendering their guns as mandated by the New Zealand government. On March 20, 2019, Breitbart News reported New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement that “military-style” semiautomatic rifles, “high-capacity” magazines, and certain gun parts were being banned. While making the announcement, Ardern encouraged New Zealand gun owners to go ahead and hand over their firearms. Mongrel Mob leader Fatu told Stuff, “Will gangs get rid of their weapons? No. Because of who we are, we can’t guarantee our own safety.”
  • How gun laws in Australia's biggest state could be watered down...

    04/01/2019 3:37:59 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 1st April 2019 | Stephen Johnson
    Gun laws in Australia's biggest state could be watered down as Premier Gladys Berejiklian is forced to deal with the Shooters party and a pro-guns former senator. The Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party, who want gun licensing laws relaxed, won three lower house seats, covering more than half of New South Wales, at the March election. They control the western half of the state and could also have another three MPs in the upper house, giving them possibly six seats in the state Parliament. The Shooters are also planning to run candidates at the upcoming federal election in May in...
  • Why Australia banned Chinese tech giants from building its 5G network

    03/29/2019 7:30:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    InkStone ^ | 03/29/2019 | by Finbarr Bermingham
    Good friends are forever, except maybe when it comes to friendships between countries. This is in part the thinking behind Australia’s move to ban two Chinese companies from building a next-generation telecommunications network in the country, according to the former Australian leader whose administration oversaw the ban. Australia banned tech giants Huawei and ZTE from its 5G network as a “hedge against adverse contingencies” in case relations with China soured in the future, former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in an interview with the South China Morning Post this week. Turnbull, who was ousted as leader in August 2018, said...
  • New Zealand: Mosque leader blames Mossad for Christchurch attack

    03/27/2019 4:16:40 PM PDT · by robowombat · 33 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 27, 2019 2:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    New Zealand: Mosque leader blames Mossad for Christchurch attack Of course. Who else could possibly have done it? This man is seeing the world through the thick lenses of his religious and cultural conditioning. The Qur’an demonizes the Jews in numerous ways. It depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey...
  • Erdogan Floats Turning Former Cathedral HAGIA SOPHIA Into Mosque

    03/26/2019 1:47:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 25, 2019 | John Hayward
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan proposed converting the fabled Hagia Sophia into a mosque on Sunday. The Greek government responded with anger on Monday, pointing out that the Hagia Sophia was the seat of Greek Orthodox Christianity for centuries and has been designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. Erdogan said during a television interview on Sunday that the Hagia Sophia might be “reverted” into a mosque, referring to the structure’s status as a mosque following the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453 A.D. The Hagia Sophia was constructed as a relatively modest Greek Orthodox church in 360,...
  • Honduras to move embassy to Jerusalem

    03/25/2019 3:00:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 03/24/2019 | David Rosenberg
    Honduras announced plans to move its diplomatic mission in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, opening a new embassy in the Israeli capital city. President Juan Orlando Hernandez made the announcement Sunday, during the 2019 American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington DC. Speaking at the opening meeting of the conference, Hernandez said his country would “immediately” open an “official diplomatic mission” in the Israeli capital city. "Honduras will immediately open our official diplomatic mission and this will extend our embassy to the capital of Israel, Jerusalem." The Hernandez government had previously floated the possibility of moving the Honduran...

    03/25/2019 2:54:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/25/2019
    Romania has announced on Sunday that it will be moving its embassy to Jerusalem. Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă made the announcement during her speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference, which began on Sunday in Washington, DC. "I, as prime minister of Romania, and the government I lead, will move our embassy to Jerusalem," Dăncilă said. "Our support of the State of Israel and the Jewish community is constant. I am determined to contribute to closer relations between Israel and the entire European Union, particularly now, when Romania is holding the presidency of the Council of...