New Zealand Man to Go to Prison for Two Years for Sharing the Video of the Christchurch Mosque Shooting


New Zealand: A court sentenced Philip Arps to two years in jail for sharing a video of the mass shooting in the mosque in Christchurch this past March. Soon after the attack, New Zealand’s Office of Film and Literature classified the video as “objectionable,” making it a criminal offense to possess, share, or host it under the threat of imprisonment up to 14 years. Arps holds controversial views against the country’s Muslim population and was charged in 2016 with “offensive behavior” after he dumped a pig’s head outside Christchurch’s Al Noor mosque.

A New Zealand court sentenced a man to nearly two years in jail on Tuesday for sharing a video of the terrorist attack at a Mosque in Christchurch in March.

Philip Arps, 44, was sentenced to 21 months in prison at a court in
Christchurch on Tuesday, having previously pleaded guilty to two charges
of distributing objectionable material.

The attack,
live-streamed on social media, saw the self-described
“ethno-nationalist” Brenton Tarrant murder 51 people and injure dozens
more at Christchurch Mosque during Friday prayers.

Soon after the attack, New Zealand’s Office of Film and Literature classified the
video as “objectionable,” making it a criminal offense to possess,
share, or host it. Those found guilty doing so can face up to 14 years
in jail.

According to RNZ, Arps sent footage of the attack to around 30
people, even asking an unknown individual to add cross-hairs and a body
count to “make it more fun.” During sentencing on Tuesday, District
Judge Stephen O’Driscoll said that Arps had described the video as
“awesome.”

“Your offending glorifies and encourages the mass murder carried out
under the pretext of religious and racial hatred,” District Court Judge
Stephen O’Driscoll said. “It is clear from all the material before me
that you have strong and unrepentant views towards the Muslim
community.”

“Your actions in distributing the day after the attack, when families
were still waiting to hear whether family members had been killed,
demonstrates particular cruelty on your part and callousness on your
part,” he continued

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The Dark Side to China’s Smart Cities: Everyone’s Being Watched


About 500 of the roughly 1,000 smart cities being built worldwide are in China, but the money allocated for the cities, $74 billion in public and private investment, has instead been spent on enhancing government surveillance of Chinese citizens. The security apparatus uses a vast network of cameras, facial and even gait recognition along with artificial intelligence and cloud computing to identify and track many of China’s 1.34 billion people. Most citizens are required to download apps on their phones that let the authorities monitor what they look at and track their movements, which can land someone in one of the gulags.

Earlier this year, a U.S. congressional committee commissioned a
report on China’s development of “smart cities,” with a particular focus
on whether they were smarter than their American counterparts.

The
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s (USCC) request for
submissions was revealing because it showed that, despite the hype, not
much is known about the fruits of China’s efforts to build such cities.
Smart cities are highly digitally connected and use the latest
technology to manage services.

About 500 of the roughly 1,000
smart cities being built worldwide are in China, according to Chinese
state media, government figures and estimates from Deloitte. Under a
five-year plan to the end of 2020, the Chinese government expects $74
billion of public and private investment in these cities.

Yet while scattered futuristic pilot examples can be found — from intelligent lighting and power grids to smart traffic management — there is little evidence that this grand vision is dramatically improving the lives of the masses.

Instead, it appears that the bulk of the resources poured into smart
city development has gone into improving surveillance of Chinese
citizens by the pervasive domestic security services. For nearly a
decade, China has spent more on internal security than on its defense
budget. Put another way: The Communist Party spends more on monitoring
its own people than on guarding against foreign threats.

“It’s
very clear that surveillance is a significant element in China’s
conception of smart cities,” says Rogier Creemers, an expert in Chinese
law and technology at Leiden University in the Netherlands. “This
involves across-the-board surveillance that is partly political and
partly about mechanizing ordinary street-level policing.”

The
security apparatus uses a vast network of cameras, facial and even gait
recognition along with artificial intelligence and cloud computing to
identify and track many of China’s 1.34 billion people.

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Hong Kong Police Fire 150 Cans of Tear Gas at Demonstrators at Mass Protests Against Extradition Law


Citizens gathered for mass protests in Hong Kong against their communist rulers in mainland China as they consider a new law allowing extraditions from Hong Kong to greater China. Hong Kong officials complained that the lack of extradition created a haven for criminals from the mainland. Hong Kong Police Commissioner Stephen Lo has said “low fatality weapons,” including rubber bullets, bean bags and tear gas canisters, were used to clear the protests, claiming that demonstrators charged police lines with weapons.[/su_note

Over the past few days, huge numbers of protestors have gathered in Hong Kong to take a stand against another change in Hong Kong law instituted by Mainland China.  The protests turned ugly when police fired tear gas at the outraged demonstrators.

China instituted another change in Hong Kong law that has infuriated Hong Kong citizens.
The Hong Kong Free Press reported:

Hong Kong Police Commissioner Stephen Lo has said “low fatality weapons” were used to clear Wednesday’s anti-extradition law protests because demonstrators charged police lines with weapons.

Lo said the protests were organised, describing them as a “riot.” He added that around 150 tear gas canisters,
“several” rounds of rubber bullets, and 20 beanbag shots were fired
during the protest clearance. In comparison, 87 rounds of tear gas
canisters were used during the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests.

Eleven people were arrested for crimes in relation to disorderly
conduct in public, unlawful assembly, assaulting police officers, and
riot-related offences. He said 22 police officers were injured.

The protests are in response to changes to be voted upon in Hong Kong law –

It explicitly allows extraditions from Hong Kong to
greater China – including the mainland, Taiwan and Macau – for the first
time, closing what Hong Kong government officials have repeatedly
described as a “loophole” that they claim has allowed the city to become
a haven for criminals from the mainland.

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George Soros’ Radical Criminal Justice Reform Is Undermining Law and Order and Reaping Poison Fruit


George Soros is funding candidates across the country for the office of district attorney, as prosecutors file charges against accused criminals (or they can drop charges). US Attorney William McSwain said that criminal justice reform should be legislated with broad public support instead of implementing Soros’ radical ‘reform’ agenda. Philadelphia Prosecutor Larry Krasner, a leftist prosecutor funded by Soros, provides a case study of skyrocketing violent crime that has resulted from the implementation of Soros’ radical ‘reform’ policies.




Google’s New ‘Hate Speech Policy’ for Censorship Includes Banning Insults and Criticism of Immigration


Youtube has added ‘Immigration Status’ to its list of protected groups, which is likely to be used to stamp out criticism of mass immigration in Western countries. Even though America has no laws prohibiting “hate speech” and courts have ruled repeatedly that “hate speech” is free speech, that hasn’t stopped Big Tech monopolies from censoring people for their political views under their own made-up definitions. Insults and claiming a violent events are staged false flag operations violate Google’s extreme hate speech rules.

Google-owned YouTube on Wednesday released a list of generic ideas and statements they will ban you for expressing under their rapidly expanding new “hate speech policy.”

Even though America has no laws prohibiting “hate speech” and courts have ruled repeatedly that “hate speech” is free speech, that hasn’t stopped Big Tech monopolies from censoring people for their political views under their own made-up definitions.

YouTube changed their “hate speech” definitions on Wednesday and added, among others, “immigration status” as a new protected class.

While reading this list, you should know that it’s completely arbitrary whether or not they choose to ban you, and as many people learned on Wednesday, you don’t even need to have one strike, nor actually violate any of their policies to get banned. Merely triggering their ADL-approved AI system is enough to get your entire channel closed, even if you’re a journalist or an historian.

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YouTube Censorship Used to Defend the Powerful at the Expense of Those Who Are Marginalized


A Vox reporter, Calos Maza, insisted that Youtube punish comedian Steven Crowder for insulting him. Maza complained that he is oppressed, but he is posing as a victim. Youtube caved in to Vox media and demonetized Crowder, and then used the opportunity to censor other conservative Youtube videos.   Intercept journalist Glenn Greenwald explained that journalists themselves are the major force behind censoring free speech because they have demanded that certain voices be removed from the internet.

In an abrupt reversal amid an ongoing online firestorm, YouTube announced Wednesday
that it would block conservative commentator Steven Crowder from making
any money on videos he uploaded to the site, following a torrent of
outrage from left-wing groups about insulting remarks he made about a
gay political personality working at Vox.

YouTube,
a Google subsidiary, claimed Crowder had engaged in a “continued
egregious actions that have harmed the broader community,” but
acknowledged that Crowder’s videos “did not violate our Community Guidelines.”
The company stopped short of banning Crowder and deleting his videos
entirely, as many progressive groups and journalists demanded.

Crowder’s
demonetization, in turn, prompted conservatives to renew charges of
large-scale censorship and hypocrisy against the big tech giant. Several
right-leaning content creators, as well as nonpartisan journalists
documenting hate speech, charged that YouTube was engaged in an broad
“purge” Wednesday against their channels, which were not directly
related to the Crowder dispute.

“Vox is still going to be
pissed; they’re not going to be happy with this,” Crowder said in a
video posted to his Twitter account after learning about YouTube’s
action, calling the situation a brewing “Adpocalypse.” Crowder has more
than 3.7 million subscribers on YouTube.

“It’s not a win,” he
continued, “because their goal is to completely get rid of people. We’re
at a point in time right now where people can still have a voice, but a
lot of people are going to lose their ability to lose revenue.”

“Their goal is to completely get rid of people.”— Steven Crowder

In
a livestream Wednesday afternoon, Crowder highlighted a series of
unpunished hateful comments made by liberal commentators — including
Stephen Colbert’s reference to President Trump as “Putin’s c–kholster,”
and Samantha Bee’s mockery of Ivanka Trump as a “feckless c–t.”

The
episode began May 30 with a viral Twitter post by left-wing Vox
personality Carlos Maza, which contained video montage of derogatory
comments Crowder had made about Maza in the past two years. In the
various clips, Crowder variously refers to Maza as an “angry little
queer,” a “gay Mexican,” and “Mr. Lispy queer from Vox.”

Maza, an
openly gay partisan activist, has himself previously used aggressive
language on social media. “Milkshake them all,” he wrote May 21,
referring to right-wing activists. “Humiliate them at every turn. Make
them dread public organizing.”

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Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Amassing a “Lobbying Army” to Fight Potential Investigations


Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google have reportedly amassed a “lobbying army” in preparation for the upcoming anti-trust investigations and calls to break the Silicon Valley tech monopolies. The four technology giants have spent a combined $55 million on lobbying in 2018, doubling their previous record $27.4 million spent in 2016. Currently, the four tech titans have amassed 238 lobbyists. Big Tech’s lobbying influence extends to calls with members of Congress, advertising, funding of think-tanks, and efforts to influence President Donald Trump.

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google have reportedly amassed a
“lobbying army” as they prepare to deal with an increasing amount of
antitrust investigations and calls to break up the Silicon Valley
Masters of the Universe.

Although America’s largest tech companies have historically stayed
away from lobbying Congress, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google have transformed into some of the largest influencers in Washington, D.C.

The four technology giants have spent a combined $55 million on
lobbying in 2018, doubling their previous record $27.4 million spent in
2016, and some of the tech companies are spending at an even higher rate
this year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

The tech companies’ rapid hiring of lobbyists arises as the House
Judiciary Committee announced that it will start a “top-to-bottom”
investigation of America’s largest tech giants, the Donald Trump
Department of Justice (DOJ) said it will investigate Google for potential antitrust violations, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reportedly started asking Amazon’s rivals about the e-commerce giant’s business practices.

Big Tech’s rapidly growing influence puts
these companies at relative parity with traditional lobbying
powerhouses such as the defense, automobile, and banking industries.

The four tech companies have reportedly amassed 238 lobbyists for the
first quarter of 2019, both in-house and contracted lobbyists; roughly
75 percent of the lobbyists come from government offices or political
campaigns.

Big Tech’s lobbying influence extends to calls with members of
Congress, advertising, funding of think-tanks, and efforts to influence
President Donald Trump, who has occasionally criticized Big Tech’s
censorship of conservatives and even Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ ownership of
the establishment Washington Post.

Breitbart News has reported that
Google has donated to conservative think-tanks and publications such as
the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Competitive Enterprise
Institute (CEI), the National Review, the Cato Institute, the American Conservative Union (ACU). Many of these institutions, such as the National Review and
CEI have been critical of calls to rein-in Big Tech’s dominant status
and censorship of conservative and alternative viewpoints.

Sheila Krumholz, the executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, told the New York Times that these companies have ramped up their lobbying efforts.

Krumholz said, “They are no longer upstarts dipping a toe in lobbying. They have both feet in.”

Big Tech also has rapidly picked up former high-level congressional staffers to increase their influence on Capitol Hill.

Facebook hired Catlin O’Neill, who worked as Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s
(D-CA) chief of staff, and who now works as the company’s American
director of public policy for the social media giant. Pelosi reportedly
received nearly $43,000 in total donations during the 2018 midterm cycle
from employees and political action committees (PACs) of the Big Tech
companies, each of which ranks among her top sources of campaign cash.
Pelosi has typically served as a champion of Big Tech companies.

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Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Was Booed By Democrats for Saying “Socialism Is Not the Answer”


Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, a 2020 Presidential candidate, was booed at the annual California Democratic Convention for saying that “socialism is not the answer.” Additionally, he said, “We shouldn’t try to achieve universal [health] coverage by removing private insurance from 150 million Americans,” and then declared, “We shouldn’t try to tackle climate change by guaranteeing every American a gov job,” which resulted in further disapproval from the crowd. -GEG

Well that was foolish.
Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper spoke Saturday at the annual California Democratic Convention.

During his speech Governor Hickenlooper told the Democrats in attendance, “Socialism is not the answer.”

The crowd nearly booed him off stage.

The booing didn’t die down until he left the stage.

Poor John is from the old school.
Today’s Democrats want everything “free.”
It’s as if there was never a Venezuela.

Hickenlooper booed at #CADem19 for attacking socialism, which he surely expected pic.twitter.com/x5bM0wrc0Y

— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) June 1, 2019

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Who Cares about A Silly Old Constitution Anyway?


Michael Badnarik does – and so will you when you hear what hes has to say. The Constitution of any government is not just a piece of paper. The words written on that piece of paper are the rules that the government is required to obey. If governments have become too big and too powerful, that means they have broken the rules. If no one cares about knowing what the rules are, you can be sure the politicians and bureaucrats will have a field day.

Michael Badnarik, who was the Libertarian candidate for President of the United States in 2004, is a Constitutional scholar who will be a featured speaker at the Red Pill Expo, to be held June 7–9 in Hartford, Connecticut. He will astound you with facts and insights that are no longer taught in school, which is why so many students now don’t have a clue about why America once was the land of the free. Michael will pull it all together in exactly 30 minutes.

When you visit the Expo web site, you will find 27 other speakers of similar high caliber, all of whom have experience and knowledge that is mind boggling. Michael is in good company.

Michael will be a speaker at Red Pill Expo in Hartford, Connecticut, on June 7 – 9. Tickets are available here.

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Ron Paul Asks If the US and the UK are Trying to Kill Julian Assange of Wikileaks


Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, is imprisoned at Belmarsh Prison in the United Kingdom and is facing 18 charges under the US Espionage Act for publication of the Iraq and Afghan War Logs. He faces 175 years in prison if found guilty. This would send a grim message to other whistleblowers and journalists. Assange is reported to be “gravely ill” and has been moved to the hospital wing of the prison. Prior to his arrest, he spent nearly seven years in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, unable to receive proper medical treatment, and lacking sunshine and fresh air. Ron Paul compared the treatment of Assange by the UK and US governments as being similar to the case of American Otto Warmbier, who suffered maltreatment in a prison in North Korea and later died because of it. -GEG

Ron Paul discussed the news that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is “gravely ill” on Thursday’s episode of the Liberty Report, noting that if he dies in that prison the US and UK will not look very different from North Korea.

Paul is encouraging people to speak out for Julian Assange amid news that his health has deteriorated to the point where he is now in the hospital wing at Belmarsh Prison.

On Wednesday, WikiLeaks confirmed
that Assange is so gravely ill that he could not even have a normal
conversation with his lawyer.

Speaking about his concerns over
Assange’s treatment, Paul asked if the US and UK are trying to kill
Assange. He brought up the case of Otto Warmbier, the American college
student who was imprisoned by North Korea and not released until he was
in a vegetative state — dying shortly after his release.

“The Korean government abused him and they killed him,” Paul said. “Then they brought him back here when he was terminal.”

Paul said that if Assange dies in that prison, we will not look much different than North Korea.

Assange is currently imprisoned at
Belmarsh Prison in the United Kingdom and facing eighteen charges under
the Espionage Act in the United States for his publication of the Iraq
and Afghan War Logs. If extradited and convicted, he could be sentenced
to up to 175 years in prison.`

Prior to his arrest, Assange spent
nearly seven years in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, unable to
receive proper medical treatment, despite the lack of sunshine and fresh
air taking a toll on his system. Doctors who visited him there wrote an
article for the Guardian pleading for him to be allowed to go to the
hospital for treatment, headlining their account “We examined Julian Assange, and he badly needs care — but he can’t get it.”

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The Government Says Your Kids Belong to the State, But this Attorney Says No They Don’t!


Attorney Deborah Stevenson practices law in Connecticut and specializes in education and parental rights. The theme of her presentation is that overreaching government agencies and rogue bureaucrats want total control over your children so they can be molded into passive and obedient servants of those who hold state power. She knows the law and the Constitution and at the Expo she will explain how ordinary citizens can just say no.

The attorney is Deborah Stevenson who practices law in Connecticut and specializes in education and parental rights. She is a featured speaker at the Red Pill Expo in Hartford, Connecticut, June 7–9. If you cannot attend, you can watch the event online after the video is delivered to the Archives of Red Pill University. 

Deborah knows the law and she knows the Constitution as well. At the Expo, she will explain how ordinary citizens can stand up against overreaching gove rnment agencies and rogue bureaucrats who want to have total control over your children so they can be molded into passive and obedient servants of those who hold state power.

When you visit the Expo web site, you will find 27 other speakers of similar high caliber, all of whom have experience and knowledge that is mind boggling.

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Nigel Farage and Brexit Party Has Big Win in EU Elections


UK: Nigel Farage formed the Brexit Party six weeks ago, because the government has refused to honor the 2016 referendum to leave the European Union. Farage’s Party smashed the labor and conservative parties in the recent EU elections because they, like the government itself, refuse to accept the will of the people. -GEG