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New Zealand bureaucrats to determine who is “fit & proper” to have a firearm

From Yahoo: New Zealand’s government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership in a law proposed Monday that emphasizes owning guns is a privilege and not a right.

The new law would ban the sale of guns to overseas visitors, create a register to track all guns in the country, and require gun owners to renew their gun licenses every five years instead of every 10. It would also allow police to weigh other factors such as a person’s mental health and even what they had been posting on social media to determine whether they were fit to own a gun.

The government hopes lawmakers will approve the legislation by the end of the year.

The proposed measures come after New Zealand in April rushed through legislation to ban so-called military-style weapons such as AR-15 style rifles after a lone gunman in March killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques.

The government has launched a buyback scheme to compensate people for the outlawed semi-automatics, and has so far collected and destroyed more than 3,200 weapons. The gun buyback and amnesty runs until December.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she thinks the vast majority of New Zealanders disagree with the U.S. model under which gun ownership is seen as a constitutional right and is interpreted by many to be a defense against potential government overreach.

Ardern said that growing up in a rural farming area, she always understood New Zealanders had a practical need for owning guns. “But at the same time I don’t think that extends to this view that every New Zealand citizen has the need and right to generally arm itself,” she said. “We’re a society that I think has always drawn that very clear distinction.”

She said that, for instance, there was no plan to arm New Zealand police, who typically patrol without carrying guns. “I think we do see a difference between who we are as a society and the way that our police force works — and others,” Ardern said.

People with recent serious convictions are banned from owning guns. The new law would also allow police to investigate others and potentially ban them for reasons such as if they were promoting violence or extremism, had serious mental health issues, or had attempted suicide.

Police Minister Stuart Nash said the legislation would allow police to monitor people’s social media accounts to determine whether they were fit to own weapons.

“What we do know is that the Christchurch terrorist was engaged on some sites which were promoting some pretty horrific material,” Nash said. “So that’s one thing police will have the ability to assess when they determine if someone is fit and proper to have a firearms license.”

Read the whole story here.

See also: “New Zealand begins its gun “buyback collection

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We have a winner!

. . . of FOTM’s 196th Caption Contest!

So many clever captions!

The writers of FOTM voted for what each considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; a #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winners of the 196th FOTM Caption Contest, each with two #1 votes and two #2 votes, totaling 12 points each, are . . .

SMKay and Watertender!

Here are their captions:

SMKay: “The moment you realize you are addicted to Candy Crush…”
Watertender: “Abdul, if the guy uses real bullets by mistake and I meet Allah I bequeath you my favorite goat. Hump her with vigor!”

Silhouette is in 2nd place, with two #1 votes and 8 points. Here’s the caption:

“Yeah, make it a family size combo, we’re going on break here in a few minutes.”

Captain America and Lophatt are in 3rd place, each with one #1 vote and 4 points. Here are their captions:

Captain America: “Hold on, killer. I’m getting a text.”

Lophatt: “Can you hear me now? Damn, we’re on cut seventeen and that idiot director’s never satisfied. Yeah, I’ll pick up a loaf on the way home if we ever get finished. I’ve got stage blood all over my jacket!”

Judy Amato, another Lophatt caption, Nsump756, and True Dan are in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are their captions:

Judy Amato: “Hi, I’d like to order a large pie, extra cheese and bacon….if I”m gonna die like an Infidel, I might as well eat like an Infidel!”

Lophatt: “Oh hi Fred. Musta butt-dialed you after I was shot. I’ll call you back.”

Nsump756: “When you have a false flag at 7, but should have been out for dinner with the wife at 6.”

True Dan: “Watch. This is how a dead man sends a text.”

WELL DONE, EVERYONE!

Congratulations, SMKay and Watertender!

Here are your super-duper Awards of Excellence, all ready for framing!

For all the other caption submissions, go here.

Be here later today for our next, very exciting Caption Contest!

~Eowyn

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FOTM under massive bot attacks, again

The Powers That Be (TPTB) are determined to silence Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM).

8½ years after I founded FOTM on the eve of Christmas Eve, December 23, 2009, our then host-server Word Press burned down the blog on August 15, 2018, with more than 63 million hits  — the equivalent of burning not one book, but a library of books. Facebook also took down FOTM‘s and Dr. Eowyn’s pages.

8 days after, FOTM was revived with another host-server. Since then, we have restored a portion of FOTM‘s contents. The restoration is a continuing undertaking: every day, I discover old posts that I then re-publish. But it is likely that some of our pre-takedown content will never be restored.

Since our restoration with another host-server, FOTM has been attacked again and again — massive DDOS (distributed denial-of-service) and spam bot attacks, designed to incapacitate FOTM by overwhelming our server. The attacks led to episodes when FOTM could not be accessed.

On January 27, 2019, the spam attacks overloaded FOTM‘s data storage capacity, resulting in the freezing of the blog. No new content could be added, including new comments by readers, new posts, or new images.

8 days later, FOTM was restored on a Cloud server, which costs more each month but gives us almost unlimited storage.

But that doesn’t mean FOTM is no longer attacked. It just means that with our enhanced storage capacity, FOTM is better able to withstand and recover from attacks.

Since the publication of our posts on the recent New Zealand mosque shootings, the attacks have greatly intensified. As examples:

  • On Friday night, March 22, 2019, FOTM was down for 4 minutes, from 11:23 pm to 11:27 am.
  • Last night, March 23, FOTM was down for 10 minutes, from 10:14 pm to 10:25 pm.
  • Early this morning, March 24, FOTM was down for 32 minutes, from 12:26 am to 12:59 am.
  • UPDATE: On March 25, FOTM was down for 17 minutes, from 3:50 pm to 4:07 pm.
  • UPDATE: On March 27, FOTM was down for 2 hours 40 minutes, from 6:28 am to 9:07 am. This time, TPTB attacked FOTM by actually taking down our host-server.
  • UPDATE: On March 28, FOTM was down for 11 minutes, from 1:10 pm to 1:21 pm.

So when FOTM readers can’t access this blog, know that it’s TPTB who are preventing you from doing so because they don’t want you to read the truth. Just keep refreshing the page, and FOTM will eventually come back.

Restoring FOTM again and again cost money, totaling more than $2,000 since last August, which are borne solely by me as a public service, because I love America and I’m terrified about our country’s future. You, as readers, continue to read this blog and freely express your opinion in comments — for free. So the next time a reader gripes about this or that, or issues empty threats of leaving — empty because your departure does not affect this blog one iota — do remember that you are accessing this blog for free and perhaps, instead of complaints and threats, have some appreciation and gratitude instead.

Please continue to pray for us.

For our posts on the New Zealand mosque shootings that particularly rile TPTB, see:

~Eowyn

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False flags work: New Zealand sheeple voluntarily surrender their guns after mosque shootings

A false flag, as the term is used in contemporary parlance, is a traumatic public event of mass casualties, the official narrative of which is false, in part or in whole. The objective of false flags is always to rally the public in an outburst of sympathy and support for the government and its agenda, e.g., gun control, opposition to an identified enemy, etc.

If you think the U.S. government would never perpetrate false flags, please read “Operation Northwoods: A true U.S. government conspiracy for those who mock conspiracy theories“.

The recent shootings, on March 14, 2019, of two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 50 people were killed and another 50 injured, making the event New Zealand’s deadliest mass shootings in modern history, bears all the marks of being a false flag. See:

Mosque shooter’s shell casings magically vanish into thin air

Predictably, on March 16, two days after the shootings, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared that “our gun laws will change”. On March 18, Ardern said that several “in principle decisions” on gun control have been made by Cabinet ministers, but did not give details. She is being touted for the Nobel Peace Prize by an online petition, started in France, for her “compassionate” response to the mosque shootings and her leadership to change gun laws.

As DCG explained, New Zealand’s weapons legislation is considered more relaxed than most Western countries outside of the USA. Gun owners do need a license but they aren’t required to register their guns — unlike in neighboring Australia where the rate of gun ownership is one for every 8 people, compared with New Zealand’s one gun for every three people.

Like pliant, eager-to-be-led sheep, New Zealanders (Kiwis) have begun voluntarily disarming themselves by surrendering their legally-owned semiautomatic firearms ahead of gun reforms — to Ardern’s praise and approval.

Zero Hedge reports that according to official police figures, nearly 7,000 New Zealanders are legally allowed to own semi-automatic weapons.

John Hart, a sheep and beef farmer, is one of those who voluntarily surrendered their firearms because, as he put it, he “couldn’t in all conscience” keep his semi-automatic rifle after seeing the loss of life in Christchurch. (Stuff)

Hart (@farmgeek) tweeted on March 17:

“Until today I was one of the New Zealanders who owned a semi-automatic rifle. On the farm they are a useful tool in some circumstances, but my convenience doesn’t outweigh the risk of misuse.

Hart said he used his rifle for occasional pest control, but that he doesn’t need semi-automatic weapons on his farm: “Since the events on Friday I had been thinking a lot about the firearms we have here on the farm… They [semi-automatic weapons] are not critical, not if the trade off is loss of life.” While it can be useful “to have a second or third shot”, that is “a minor inconvenience” compared to using a safer bolt-action rifle for the same jobs.

Hart’s tweet elicited some critical responses from other tweeters:

Steph: “Next time there is a rape in New Zealand, make sure to castrate yourself.”

James v dawson: “How exactly is a law abiding citizen turning in his rifle helping?”

CRYptoBABY: “You ignore the most important thing, who owns the remaining guns??? What if there was only one gun in the world (doesn’t get much simpler than that). Who owns that gun? With these regs, all the good guys are being disarmed.”

Colin Holland: “Did the tool cause this piece of scum to shoot up that place? What needs to be given up is the evil and hatred that drives this type of person, not the chunk of metal and wood in his hands.”

To which, other tweeters defended and praised Hart for surrendering his semiautomatic:

Jan: “If only more gun owners could be this reasonable”

Andrew Crebert: “From an Aussie farmer, to a Kiwi farmer, Well done Sir! Bloody well done!”

MiniMe: “And from America, respect and many thanks.”

Bert The Goat: “It shows that there are gun owners who support the measure to remove weapons like the AR from civilian society – it’s a very strong and powerful message. It also shows that there are gun owners who realize that a gun is a tool, nothing more. Not something to be worshipped. I say this as a gun owner my whole life and as a vet. I do not own a semi-auto rifle and do not have a need for one.”

Melanie Weinraub: “At the simplest level, the less guns that are out there, the less chance of a crime being committed. If the number of guns decreases, the thinking that they are a neccessity and not just a convenience also decreases, hopefully allowing for future stricter gun regulation.”

The Hot Water Bottle: “I’m sorry it is so hard for some in the USA to consider the welfare of their fellow citizens in thinking of the laws we should have. It is one of our country’s worst problems.”

Another New Zealander, who calls himself Blackstone @SirWB on Twitter also surrendered his firearm. He tweeted on March 17:

Unlike John Hart, Blackstone has “muted” responses to his tweet, “mostly Americans”, because “I am not interested in talking to NZ or foreign media about this decision of mine” and “Not interested in any reckons from the American gun fraternity“. He wrote:

For all foreigners that are passing their reckons on my decision and giving their views on firearms and there use in NZ. I am not replying to you and you will be muted. You all offer nothing to New Zealand. Had a firearms licence longer than you been alive. Grew up with guns.

New Zealand police advise those who wish to turn in their firearms to first call their local police station or arms officer for advice on safely transporting them for destruction.

The online form for turning in firearms is at https://forms.police.govt.nz/forms/firearms-hand-in.

~Eowyn

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How we know New Zealand mosque shooting video is a CGI fake

On March 14, 2019, New Zealand sustained its deadliest mass shootings in modern history when a lone gunman, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, killed 50 people and injured another 50 at Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand. The media immediately identified Tarrant as that most noxious of all monsters — “an alt-right affiliated white supremacist”. (Wikipedia)

The gunman recorded and streamed on Facebook Live a video of the first attack at Al Noor Mosque, with 4,000 overall views before it was taken down. The video is banned by the New Zealand government because it is deemed “objectionable” — whatever that means. Anyone who possesses or shares the video is threatened with 10-14 years in prison; corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law.

Even without being asked by the New Zealand government, mainstream U.S.-owned platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Scribd eagerly complied with the ban by scrubbing the video and the shooter’s manifesto. YouTube went so far as to intentionally disable search filters so that people cannot find the video or other Christchurch shooting materials.

Websites such as Dissenter, Zero Hedge, 4chan, 8chan, and video hosting platform LiveLeak, among others, which hosted footage of the attacks or simply allowed people to engage in uncensored discussion of the shootings, have been partially or completely blocked in both New Zealand and Australia for the sake of “protecting consumers,” according to New Zealand Telecom, the privately-owned telecommunications provider.

In an open letter to Facebook, Twitter and Google, New Zealand telecom CEOs said the suppression hasn’t gone far enough, and urged that U.S. social media follow European proposals for hyper-vigilant policing of content for the sake of “protecting consumers”. The letter reads (Zero Hedge):

“You may be aware that on the afternoon of Friday 15 March, three of New Zealand’s largest broadband providers, Vodafone NZ, Spark and 2degrees, took the unprecedented step to jointly identify and suspend access to web sites that were hosting video footage taken by the gunman related to the horrific terrorism incident in Christchurch.

As key industry players, we believed this extraordinary step was the right thing to do in such extreme and tragic circumstances. Other New Zealand broadband providers have also taken steps to restrict availability of this content….

We also accept it is impossible as internet service providers to prevent completely access to this material. But hopefully we have made it more difficult for this content to be viewed and shared – reducing the risk our customers may inadvertently be exposed to it and limiting the publicity the gunman was clearly seeking.”

In our time of movies, TV and video games saturated with over-the-top violence, why would the New Zealand government take such extreme measures to prevent its citizens from seeing the video?

The answer perhaps is that if the people of New Zealand actually saw the video, they would realize the mosque shootings were a gigantic false-flag hoax perpetrated on them in order to advance gun control. (The video can still be viewed on BitChute, the file-sharing video hosting service, and also here.)

Two FOTM posts have addressed the mosque shooter’s video: “The Christchurch mosque-shooting video banned by New Zealand government” and “The NZ mosque-shooting post that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook, again“.

This post offers four reasons why we can confidently say the mosque shooting video is a CGI (computer generated imagery) fake, using the chroma key compositing (or “green screen”) technique:

(1) When shot, people don’t just fall like inert sacks of potatoes

In an audio interview and on James Fetzer’s blog, Dr. Scott Bennett, former U.S. Army psychological operations officer and State Department counterterrorism contractor, points out that in a real shooting with real bullets, especially when civilians are shot, they would be in a state of hysterical, emotional shock. Panic-stricken, their bodies flooded with adrenalin, they would violently flail, run or crawl away. They do not simply fold up and fall to the ground like sacks of potatoes. 

In the mosque shooter’s live-streamed video, however, the victims immediately fall to the floor, face down (faces are more of a CGI challenge). Once fallen to the floor, the victims stay still, with nary a moan nor twitch.

It stretches our credulity to think that the mosque shooter is such an expert marksman that every shot he fired was a kill shot. The fact is that in real life, bullets can bounce, ricochet, and miss the target.

Writing in “What really happens when you get shot,” Wired, Dec. 8, 2015, Connor Narciso, a former Army Green Beret who served in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, with 3rd Special Forces Group, explains:

As a combat medic in Afghanistan, I treated a variety of gunshot wounds. And as the husband of an emergency room provider at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, gun violence has remained—at least peripherally—a significant part of my life….

[E]ven multiple gunshots to the torso won’t guarantee death, or even incapacitation. Arun Nair is an attending physician in the ER at Johns Hopkins, and an International Health Fellow. “Bullets are magic,” Nair tells his students. He recounts the story of a young man in Lebanon who survived after being shot six times.1 He took repeated shots to the chest and throat. One of the six bullets stopped inside his pericardium, the narrow space between the heart and its thin protective membrane. Another bullet ended up in the victim’s esophagus; he swallowed it. Amazingly, the patient was alert and speaking lucidly to the doctors. You can’t assume anything, says Nair.

(2) Shell Casings don’t vanish into thin air

At the 8:56 mark in the video, the gunman is outside the mosque’s front gate and begins shooting down the street, for no apparent reason. At the 9:06 mark, the gunman turns around and shoots down the street in the other direction.

Curiously, the video shows shell casings being ejected from the semi-automatic, but the casings then disappear into thin air. No shell casings are on the ground because this footage was actually taken not on the street but before a “green screen”, which explains why we see shell casings being ejected but no casing actually falls to the ground.

(3) bullets leave no marks when they hit the victims

After shooting up and down the street, ejecting shell casings that vanish into thin air, the gunman returns to his car and exchanges rifles, tossing the one he had used to the ground next to his car, which later also vanishes. He then inexplicably returns to the “crime scene” to shoot again and again at the crumpled bodies in the mosque. Strangely, the “bullets” leave no marks on the victims’ clothes or bodies. Upon impact, we see only puffs of air on the victim’s clothes, which suggests the gun was a toy gun that blasts air instead of solid projectiles.

Yesterday, in an email to James Fetzer, Gordon Duff, senior editor of Veterans Today who is, like Fetzer, a U.S. Marines veteran, wrote:

“I generally recognize any part or accessory available worldwide for this type of weapon the common sellers, palmetto state armory, delta team tactical, classic firearms…and nobody has part for real guns that look like the things in the video. mike and i have built thousands of custom AR weapons in every size and caliber this stuff is crap…..and quite possibly toys….What we have in NZ appears to be (real or fake) video of fake guns.”

Indeed, in a comment, Kevin J. Lankford, a reader of FOTM, observed that the shooter’s guns “looked like nothing I could identify,” and that the reason why the guns are painted with white symbols all over is precisely “to disguise the fact they are fake.”

(4) Bullets fired at windshield leave no  holes or shattered glass

After the gunman finally leaves the mosque, he gets back into his car. While driving away, he shoots at the car’s windshield three times. Strangely, the bullets leave no marks on the windshield — no bullet holes, no smashed glass — as you can see in the GIF below and the pic of his arrest by police.

To conclude, the shooter’s livestream video was made with a live man shooting guns, at least one of which is a toy air gun, before a “green screen”. The “green screen” is then filled in with CGI images of the mosque and victims being shot; of the street outside the mosque where the gunman fired shots, ejecting shell casings that vanished into thin air; and of his car, wherein the gunman shot at the car’s windshield, leaving no bullet holes or shattered glass.

All in all, the video was poorly and sloppily made. Wellington should have hired Sir Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop instead to do the job.

Go here to watch a video demonstrating the fakery of the mosque shooter’s livestream video by juxtaposing it with footage from a video game.

H/t Vivian Lee, Harold Saive, and Big Lug.

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~Eowyn

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The Texting-While-Being-Shot Caption Contest

This is the 196th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

About the pic: New Zealand mosque shootings’ “hero dad” Zulfirman Syah texting during what appears to be a rehearsal video. Read about it here.

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM:D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

Zulfirman texts his best bud Mohammad: “كونه فاعل الأزمة بالتأكيد يدق العمل فعلا من أجل لقمة العيش  (Translation: Being a crisis actor sure beats actually working for a living!)”

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

~Eowyn

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NZ mosque shooting ‘hero dad’ caught texting in rehearsal video

On March 14, 2019, New Zealand sustained its deadliest mass shootings in modern history when a gunman, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, killed 50 people and injured another 50 at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The media immediately identified Tarrant as that most noxious of all monsters — “an alt-right affiliated white supremacist”. (Wikipedia)

We are told the shootings began at the Al Noor Mosque in the suburb of Riccarton at 1:40 p.m., and continued at the Linwood Islamic Centre at about 1:55 p.m.

For an analysis of the gunman’s video of the shooting at the first mosque, which is banned by the New Zealand government with threats of 10-14 years in prison for anyone who possesses or shares the video, see “The Christchurch mosque-shooting video banned by New Zealand government” and “The NZ mosque-shooting post that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook, again“.

This post is about the shooting at the second mosque — the Linwood Islamic Centre.

Martin Fricker reports for the (UK) Mirror, March 18, 2019, that a victim of the Linwood shooting is “hero dad” Zulfirman Syah, who saved the life of his 2-year-old son by shielding the toddler’s body with his own. Fricker writes:

A toddler clings to his dad to check he is alive, after his father was shot several times while shielding him from the Christchurch terrorist.

In a tender moment after Friday’s brutal shooting, little Averroes, two, clambers on top of Zulfirman Syah’s chest, places a hand on his heart and looks into his eyes for signs of life.

The image is from a video taken after the assault, which shows victims strewn across a blood-splattered carpet as cries ring out.

Zulfirman, known as Jul, who arrived in New Zealand with his family from Indonesia just two months ago, saved his son’s life by leaping on him as shooting began at Linwood Islamic Centre….

Zulfirman’s wife, Alta Marie, 33, said both her son and her artist husband were recovering.

She wrote on Facebook: “My husband shielded our son, which caused him to receive most of the bullets and much more complex injuries than our son. He is in stable condition following extensive exploratory and reconstructive surgery. While the road to recovery will be long, his condition has only improved since he arrived at hospital.”

But wait!

I’ve seen hero dad before!

Yesterday, in a comment, FOTM reader Keep up the good work had alerted me to a picture of a mosque-shooting victim texting (source: 12160.info):

The above pic is a screenshot from a video of what appears to be a rehearsal for the second mosque shooting (h/t Vince D.):

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Did you catch hero dad at the beginning of the video?

I had a GIF made of hero dad, which shows his moving hands texting on his cell phone:

Below are side-by-side images of “texting dude” and “hero dad” showing the two to be the same man — same red-and-black checkered shirt, same black pants:

But wait, you say.

Maybe hero dad was texting after he had been shot.

Look at the video again.

From the Mirror‘s account: “The image is from a video taken after the assault, which shows victims strewn across a blood-splattered carpet as cries ring out.”

Do you see “blood-splattered” carpet or hear any cries “ring out”?

Instead, what we see are a clean carpet, people casually standing around, no bullet holes or blood spatter on the walls, no shattered windows, and fake wounded victims, including texting hero-dad and the guy at the 0:26 mark who,   after being shot in the head, leaving a puddle of blood on the carpet, miraculously retained consciousness and even sat up!

From Quora:

If you were shot in the heart, your blood pressure would quickly drop, but it would take 10 to 15 seconds to lose brain function…. But a shot to the brain is different. Your brain stops functioning almost immediately. In just a fraction of a second, you’re gone.” –Yojet Sharma, Ph.D student Neurobiology & Clinical Neuroscience, Hochschule Hamm-Lippstadt (2022)

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~Eowyn

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The NZ mosque-shooting post that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook, again

Tony Mead, whom Facebook had already banned at least once and whose Sandy Hook page on Facebook was taken down, is now banned again. See “The Parkland school shooting post that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook

Facebook also took down Fellowship of the Minds‘ and Dr. Eowyn’s pages last August, when WordPress burned down FOTM. See:

Yesterday, Mead posted a “note” on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/notes/tony-mead/christchurch-nz/10157743306551988?sfns=mo) of his analysis of the New Zealand Christchuch mosque shooter’s video that NZ government has banned.

I read his excellent note last night, but this morning it’s gone.

Poof!

In its place is this misleading message:

The link “may have expired” because Facebook has once again banned Tony Mead, which he confirmed to me in an email.

In the interest of our First Amendment right to freedom of speech and of the press, here is the note that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook:

At 6:00 in he gets out of the car with a rifle in hand. Then he opens the trunk and pulls out another rifle as the one he had in his hand just disappears !

6:27 well dressed couple has no reaction to a man carrying a rifle?

6:39 as he approaches the front of the Mosque, the music has magically followed him from the car!

6:45. The “shooter” has been shooting straight ahead, but the “victim” is laying on the ground to his left. He has his face covered. There is no blood!

6:47 the “victim” is crawling away? Why ?

7:01 the “victims” are already piled up in the corner.

7:04 the guy comes running around the corner TOWARDS the shooter! Who would do that?

7:25 the shooter has fired 20 rounds towards a pile of dead bodies. Not a single bullet hits the wall?

In fact, not a single bullet hits the wall in the entire shooting!

7:52 gives us a clear view of the “carnage” and for some reason there is absolutely NO BLOOD on anyone!!

8:55 as he exits the building the music is playing. Why ? Where is it coming from?

8:58 – 9:06 he shoots at absolutely nothing as the Ejected cartridges disappear into thin air! CGI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR2I8PeASfg

10:02 again shooting at nothing. Isn’t he worried that the cops could show up by now?

10:33 returns to the scene for some unknown reason. Anyone would be heading for the hills by now as cops are surely on the way there by now. His absence has allowed for some better staging of the scene as fake blood has been added! There is blood coming only from the victim on the right. The victim on the left has no blood and his whites shoes are even spotless! There was only one “victim” when he left, but now there are two!

10:51 still no blood from the dozen or so victims laying on the floor

10:55 offers a better view of the “dead victims” who have no blood on them and somehow manage to all lay face down! Also note that there is absolutely zero damage to the walls!!

11:06 the shooter decides to double kill some of the dead people just for good measure! We see their bodies jerk with the impact of the “bullets” and yet their clothes remain intact and there is no flesh exposed. At least they tried to jazz it up a little with just a tiny bit of fake blood!

BTW, 11:02-11:06 he shoots directly at the walls and there is not any sign of impact!

11:20 the music resumes! I guess we needed a soundtrack for this shooting!

11:25 one guy in white pants covered in fake blood as everyone else remains unscathed (and face-down)

12:06 is when he shoots the woman. We see her “hair” being struck, but it’s actually a hoodie. It’s just airsoft bullets hitting the hoodie. That’s why there is no blood splatter!

12:50 he shoots at his windshield twice! The windshield doesn’t break

13:22 he places the barrel of the gun against the side window and it break. The glass falls inward.

In summation, I would recommend that everyone watch this with a critical mind. There is nothing scary about it once you realize that it is just stage acting combined with some very poor special effects and an airsoft rifle. Nobody got hurt in Christchurch thank God!

Here is a link to the video which is still up on our 153new.net channel. I also have it downloaded just in case!

https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v=WO4NOH7OD8Y2

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The Christchurch mosque-shooting video banned by New Zealand government

On March 14, 2019, New Zealand sustained its deadliest mass shootings in modern history when a gunman, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, killed 50 people and injured another 50 at Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand. The media immediately identified Tarrant as that most noxious of all monsters — “an alt-right affiliated white supremacist”. (Wikipedia)

The shootings began at the Al Noor Mosque in the suburb of Riccarton at 1:40 p.m., and continued at the Linwood Islamic Centre at about 1:55 p.m.

Tarrant recorded and streamed the first attack on Facebook Live.

As reported by ZeroHedge, copies of Tarrant’s livestream, along with his lengthy manifesto, began to rapidly circulate on various file-hosting sites following the attack, which were quickly scrubbed from mainstream platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Scribd. YouTube went so far as to intentionally disable search filters so that people cannot find Christchurch shooting materials — including footage of suspected multiple shooters as well as the arrest of Tarrant and other suspects.

On March 16, 2019, two days after the shootings, freelance Ohio-based journalist Nick Monroe retweeted a message from WellingtonLive, a news media company, that the New Zealand government had banned the mosque-shooting video. New Zealanders are told not to download the video. Anyone found to “knowingly” possess a copy of the video will face up to 10 years in prison; anyone who shared the video will get up to 14 years in prison. Corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law.

Why would the New Zealand government take such extreme measures to prevent its citizens from seeing the video?

As of the writing of this post, the video can be viewed on BitChute, the file-sharing video hosting service. Click here or here.

At the 5:57 mark of the video, the gunman gets out of his car, accompanied by the brisk and cheerful tune of the British Grenadiers, the band of Her Majesty’s Coldstream Guards. From where is the music streaming??? He retrieves a rifle from the trunk of the car, and proceeds to walk into the compound of Al Noor Mosque.

As he enters the mosque, he begins shooting (6:38 mark).

His first victim is a man in a blue top and blue pants, who is shot at the doorway. Note that the man is the only body at the doorway.

The shooter continues shooting as he walks down the hall, into rooms as he passes them, and in two large rooms where more people are assembled. The victims each immediately falls to the ground like a sack of potato.

In an audio interview, Professor James Fetzer, a former U.S. Marine second lieutenant, and Dr. Scott Bennett, former U.S. Army Psychological Operations Officer and State Department Counterterrorism Contractor, made the following observations:

  1. Fetzer said the semi-automatic rifles deployed by the mosque shooter are fakes made of plastic, designed to make noise.
  2. Bennett points out the video shows no bullet holes and no exploding glass because no solid projectiles were used by the gunman, which means nothing solid impacted the victims’ bodies, which means “no living person was legally killed or wounded”.
  3. No blood spatter on the victims, walls, or furniture.
  4. In a real shooting with real bullets, especially when civilians are shot, they would be in a state of hysterical, emotional shock. Panic-stricken, their bodies flooded with adrenalin, they would violently flail, run or crawl away. They do not simply fold up and fall to the ground like sacks of potatoes. Read more about Dr. Bennett’s forensic analysis of the shootings on James Fetzer’s blog.

Back to the mosque gunman’s video.

The gunman repeatedly returns to the hallway and rooms to shoot the people who had already fallen.

At the 8:34 mark, while the gunman was in the hallway, strangely there are strobe lights flashing in another room.

At the 8:45 mark, gunman leaves the mosque.

There are now two bodies lying in the doorway — the gunman’s first victim and another man, probably the man seen running at the 8:10 mark, then shot three times (8:14 mark). Note the absence of blood around the feet of the first victim and the head of the second man.

At the 8:56 mark, the gunman is outside the mosque’s front gate and begins shooting down the street. At the 9:06 mark, the gunman turns around and shoots down the street in the other direction. Curiously, the video shows shell casings being ejected from the semi-automatic, but the casings then disappear into thin air. No shell casings are on the ground, most likely because this footage was actually taken not on the street but before a “green screen”, which explains why we see shell casings being ejected but no casing actually falls to the ground.

The gunman then returns to his car and exchanges the rifle for another. He then inexplicably returns to the “crime scene” and walks back into the mosque, past the bodies of two victims in the doorway.

Remember the screenshot at the 8:45 mark in the video of the two bodies in the doorway when the gunman left the mosque, showing no blood?

Now, there is blood.

Between the 8:45 and 10:32 marks, in one minute 47 seconds, suddenly there’s a big pool of blood at the feet of the first victim and the head of the second man.

The gunman walks down the hallway and into rooms, shooting at the bodies that are already crumpled on the floor to make sure his victims are really dead.

As the screenshots below show, the bodies now show blood (circled in yellow).

At the 11:42 mark of the video, the gunman finally leaves the mosque.

H/t Vivian Lee and Jim Fetzer.

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