When we think of Governments blocking access to information on the internet, we tend to think of nations like China. Don’t be fooled.  Even in a supposed “liberal democracy” such as Australia, our telecommunication operators regularly block content.  

One of the most famous examples was when all the Australian operators blocked content about the Christchurch attack without any reference to law. In other words, they were blocking content of their own will.

Although of course, we abhor violence and killing, this shows that Australia does not have freedom of speech or freedom of information.

Australian Telecos Blocking Conservative Websites

In fact, Telstra is blocking web sites which primarily express a Right-Wing view of politics. This is clearly an outrageous breach of our hard-won freedom of speech.

Some of these perfectly legal web sites include:

voat.co
4chan.org
8ch.net
liveleak.com
archive.is
bitchute.com
zerohedge.com
kiwifarms.net

Whilst some of these sites do feature material which is disturbing, they also contain much that is of great public interest. Users are free to access them or not. Importantly, these sites contain a great deal of content which is politically important.

Free Speech Being Trampled

The principle of free speech is intended to protect us all from Government interference. Now, our free speech is being trampled by virtue signalling corporations.

An example is Bitchute (from the list above) which has hosted a number of videos made by Tommy Robinson. Tommy has been de-platformed by the major Silicon Valley tech firms such as Facebook and YouTube.

These smaller, freer outlets like Bitchute are therefore important to those concerned about increasing Government intrusion and control which will only increase as time goes on.

Another example is Zero Hedge. This is a website which is primarily concerned with economics. It generally supports Right Wing laissez-faire Capitalism. Why would corporations even want to censor such a site?

These types of sites allow the dissemination of ideas which are unpopular with our Government and elites. They are among the few outlets for the Political Right.

With companies such as Telstra now actively censoring these smaller websites, we have to wonder, what next?

Tommy Robinson Censored

This was brought to the attention of The Pickering Post when we posted a video of Tommy Robinson and many users complained that they were presented with a message “Website not available” when they tried to watch it.

This message was provided by Telstra or other Internet Service Providers who had decided that their customers were not allowed to watch this content.

How a VPN Can Protect Your Privacy

Fortunately, there is a way around this corporate censorship, which is cheap, easy and legal. It simply requires the use of what is known as a Virtual Private Network.

How does that work, you may ask? Well, if we think of our internet connection as a pipe going from your computer into the World Wide Web (The Net) then the first place that pipe goes to is your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This could be Telstra, Optus, Dodo, iinet or a host of other providers.

When you click on a website on your Web Browser favourites (such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer), it sends a signal down the pipe to your ISP. The ISP sees that you wish to view a page on The Pickering Post for example.

The ISP then retrieves that Web Page from our website and sends it back down the “pipe” to your computer which displays it for you to read (as you are doing right now).

Obviously, throughout this process, your ISP can see which websites you are accessing and whatever information you are uploading or downloading through that “pipe.”

The Pickering Post administrators can also see your IP address, which they could potentially use to find out where you are situated. Whist the Pickering Post would never do that, other websites may not be so benign.

How a VPN Actually Works

Using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) involves downloading a program to your computer. This program encrypts (scrambles) your internet signal. Consequently, it cannot be read by anyone else except the VPN.

Your encrypted signal goes to your ISP and is directed from there to the VPN.  The VPN then unscrambles your signal and sends it on to where it is supposed to go.

Information which your computer requests (such as this Webpage) is then sent back to the VPN server. The VPN then scrambles the signal once more and sends it back through your ISP to your computer.

Your computer then unscrambles the signal and displays the Webpage, just as it would do normally.

The Benefits of a VPN

There are multiple benefits to having a VPN. Firstly, your ISP cannot know which websites you are accessing, or what information (such as Web Pages or Bitchute videos) that you are downloading.

All they know is that you are sending an encrypted signal to a VPN. They have no way of accessing your information or of knowing which websites your signal is going to, or coming from, once it goes past the VPN.

Secondly, the websites you access do not know where you are situated. They only know that the signal is coming from the VPN. That means that you cannot be tracked by Google, Facebook or any other of the big intrusive Tech companies.

Thirdly, hackers would find it almost impossible to access your information and use that information to attack you or steal your bank details.

Obviously, for anyone who values privacy and wishes to access material on the Internet without nanny corporate censorship, a VPN is a “must have” accessory. So, what are the downsides? Surprisingly, the least of these is cost.

How Much Does a VPN Cost

VPN’s range in price from fairly reasonable -down to free. Obviously, as in all facets of life, you get what you pay for. The more you pay, the less you will be bothered by other downsides. Free VPN providers are paid for by advertisers. This would mean tolerating popup ads and such like to your internet experience.

If you decide on a paid subscription then signing up for a longer contract will reduce costs. These can come down to a very reasonable dollar per week or so for a decent VPN.

Does a VPN Restrict Speed

The process of scrambling and unscrambling your data does takes some time and increases the size of the signal. This has to add some time restriction.

The more expensive VPN’s will have better bandwidth to deal with this problem. However, the level of encryption will also affect speed.

If you select a higher level of encryption, it will slow you down more.

Assuming you are not doing anything highly illegal, a low level of encryption should be sufficient for basic privacy.

Bandwidth Problems with VPNs

The bandwidth (the amount of information you are sending) will increase with a VPN. This is due to the fact that you are sending encrypted information.

Again, a higher level of security will take up a larger bandwidth. On cheaper, or free, VPN’s this can cause a problem, limiting how much you can send or receive.

Paying a little more can secure greater bandwidth and reduce or remove this problem.

Using VPN’s on Mobile Devices

Using a VPN on a mobile device can chew up both bandwidth and battery life. If you wish to use a VPN on a phone, it is recommended to look for a VPN plan which is specifically designed for mobile devices. There are plenty of them out there.

Security

Ensure the VPN you choose does not keep logs of your activity and has at least 128 bit encryption. This will ensure your safety and privacy. The more servers they have also increases security for you. If they encompass anti-virus protection, then so much the better.

Conclusion

In this day and age, a VPN is strongly advised for security, privacy and the ability to access the internet without nanny, Left Wing, corporate censorship.

The following link has a list of the better VPNs, many of which can be tried out with a free trial of up to a month. That gives you a chance to see how well they work. I highly recommend it.

https://www.cnet.com/best-vpn-services-directory/

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Nice guns.

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How to deal with Centrelink? I am caring for an elderly cancer patient, not a member of my family but a friend like a sister of decades past who has family interstate. A year now of chemotherapy for inoperable cancer and now the doctors are recommending palliative care despite a new treatment commencing this week that will hopefully extend her life expectancy, as the original treatment has done. During April a Centrelink letter arrived with a must reply by date asking income and rental details already provided less than a year ago. A letter was sent registered delivery in reply… Read more »

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Al Gore – Hypocrite & Fear Monger

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

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WWW named tonight because he is again pushing renewables, wind and solar, but Sky pointed out that our electricity problems are all because of the ridiculous transition. “Born Lucky” and other renewables investors must be getting worried about the end of RET from 2022. However, the inquiry into generation of electricity that includes nuclear options but does not rule out other options such as the cheapest reliable new technology HELE (high energy low emissions coal) power stations. But again without state government support and approval of planning applications, and they are all pro-wind/solar and anti-coal/gas, the federal government has limited… Read more »

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Wonder how many Aboriginals are watching SBS London’s 2000 years of history?
A place that has had far more “invasions” than they’ve had posum dinners.
Too silly to work out the positives.

Bkengineering
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Dan Andrews made it clear tonight (Sky) that his Labor Government has no intention of cooperating with the Federal Coalition Government on increasing gas exploration and extraction.

And without state cooperation the federal side cannot act on the gas shortage and high price crisis.

Indignant Elder
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RossleighB
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Bitchute is offline.

Billy B
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Billy B

Just got a reply from my State member
He will be supporting a woman’s right to control her own body
Another step towards freedom from religion

Matt12
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Matt12

Those new orange scooters, one minute Neuron one, hit a bump and Neuroff it.

Matt Damon
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Matt Damon

Anyone know the name of that hilarious US comedian that makes political type videos now? I forget his name, almost impossible to find videos on youtube now without specifically searching for them..

Angus
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What smartarse logged me out???????????

Indignant Elder
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Says it all really.
While the Middle Class Indigenous Activists keep sprouting about a Voice and Treaty and being in the Referendum – the horror the kids in remote areas have inflicted on them just keeps on keeping on.comment image?1565001855

Indignant Elder
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Bullshit, BenSimmons who is the one who financed the bullshit doco on Adam Goodes, claims CrownCasino racially profiled him before entry.
Oh please ! Piss Off back to America your RaceBaiting ways are called out here.comment image?1565059430

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“Are White People the Most Likely to Commit Mass Shootings”
https://youtu.be/5iAh_LK4gGY

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Trumby
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At one of the shooting location a shooter was wearing earmuffs to deaden the noise ?
Why would a shooter allow themselves to be arrested knowing that the rest of their life in prison will be a life worse than death ?

Matt Damon
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Matt Damon

Snopes in overdrive pushing the narrative..

Matt Damon
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Matt Damon

Imagine if the authorities were as dedicated to stamping out ‘islamic terrorism’ as they are with ‘white supremacy’. Strangely enough, both result in the same thing. The authorities cracking down on US. They are all FULL OF SHIT.

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OMG, WTF are they doing at Sesame Street???
One minute vid,.let me know if you can watch the whole clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irfzH58qxdw

paisley
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paisley

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A YOUNG LIBERAL THAT HAS HEARD ENOUGH OF DANIEL ANDREWS ON NATURAL GAS POLICY.

Indignant Elder
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See Why Google/YouTube is Delisting Alt News Sources

Eye Witnesses Refute MSM Narrative in El Paso Shooting

http://12160.info/video/eye-witnesses-refute-msm-narrative-in-el-paso-shooting

Indignant Elder
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..the photos and videos with scantily clad ladies and designer sneakers that Plein posted on Instagram apparently did not go down well with Ferrari itself..

https://21stcenturystate.com/2019/08/06/ferrari-sues-famous-german-designer-over-sexy-instagram-posts-featuring-their-brand-video/

Indignant Elder
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.It’s getting worse!

.the ‘powers that be’ have now also decided to quarantine ‘The Donald,’ the very popular message board department on Reddit where young conservatives post memes, ideas and jokes.

https://21stcenturystate.com/2019/08/06/reddits-the-donald-board-quarantined-as-silicon-valleys-big-brother-takes-over/

paisley
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paisley

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THIS WHERE A TRUE RIGHT WiNG GIRL KEEPS HER PHONE.

paisley
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paisley

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IN AUSTRALIA WE SAY DO NOT F-CK WITH US. BOOM BOOM

paisley
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paisley

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There are some good kids around.

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THIS IS REFRESHING.

Indignant Elder
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The gunman in Dayton who killed his sister and 8 others had a history of threatening women. “He was kind of hateful to women because they didn’t want to date him,” said a former friend who knew him as a teenager.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/us/dayton-shooter-connor-betts.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

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https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1158625042646884353/1uiB3PWV?format=png&name=600×314

These are the ladies that wash the Donald car. I would like to help them do a bit of cleaning.

Indignant Elder
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Indignant Elder

Meanwhile, in Europe, investors believe recession is already upon them, as investor confidence continues to plummet.

If the EU economy tanks, No Deal Brexit is the best option on the table.

And investors believe the EU economy is tanking.

https://www.westmonster.com/eurozone-investor-confidence-plummets-to-lowest-level-since-2014/

Indignant Elder
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And in other news, in #Baltimore some people did something…something good for the community.
This is how people should be all the time–willing to pitch in and help.

https://summit.news/2019/08/05/trump-supporters-help-clean-up-trash-in-west-baltimore/

Indignant Elder
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Thinking of “Donating Your Body to Science” ???

Well,
Be careful who you donate a body to.

GRAPHIC:
FBI found ‘bucket of heads, arms and legs,’ bodies
sewn together
at Ariz. body donation facility, agent says

An FBI agent who conducted a 2014 raid
on an Arizona body donation center said
he found a “cooler filled with male genitalia,”
“a bucket of heads, arms and legs,”
“infected heads,”
and a small woman’s head sewn onto
a large male torso “like Frankenstein”
hanging up on the wall.

https://www.newschannel10.com/2019/07/24/graphic-fbi-found-bucket-heads-arms-legs-bodies-sewn-together-ariz-body-donation-facility-agent-says/

Indignant Elder
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But don’t they have gun control in Japan and South Korea?

If video games did indeed cause some mass shootings, one might expect such events to be common in Japan or South Korea. Both countries spend more per capita on video games than the United States.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/sports/trump-violent-video-games-studies.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

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“Corporations Love Multiculturalism” (8-9 mins)
https://youtu.be/6zkRgSFQ1xg

Indignant Elder
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Indignant Elder

Different glasses, but…….?? How about somebody do some ‘facial recognition’ tests? Can you say “Deep State False Flags” to push gun control and disarm American patriots?comment image?1565043920

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Get it right! In the US…………comment image?1565050726

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The problem is NOT guns. It is evil, disturbed PEOPLE! And that is the problem Congress should address and leave our Constitutional rights alone!! Congress is losing this argument and just making damn fools out of themselves!comment image?1565061899

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The media needs to stop spreading lies and making it seem like all mass shootings in the US are committed by white men who are supposedly “white nationalists”.comment image?1565062399

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Words of wisdom from a well known actor in Hollywood!! Thank you Mr. Jackson!!comment image?1565069482

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tr.news is down and has been for hours. ??

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WATCH: Israel Unveils Three Prototype ‘Tanks of the Future’

TEL AVIV – Israel on Sunday unveiled three prototypes of its “tanks of the future” that may eventually replace the Merkava tank.
The armored vehicles, part of the Carmel project that was launched three years ago, are more “agile, effective, innovative, compact, easy-to-maneuver” than their predecessors, the Defense Ministry said in a statement, adding that their costs would also be lower.

https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2019/08/05/watch-israel-unveils-3-prototype-tanks-of-the-future/

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U.S. Labels China a Currency Manipulator After Beijing Pushes Down Yuan WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department labeled China a currency manipulator Monday after Beijing pushed down the value of its yuan in a dramatic escalation of the trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies. The decision, which came hours after President Donald Trump accused China of unfairly devaluing its currency, marks a reversal for Treasury: In May, it had declined to sanction China for manipulating its currency. The U.S. has not put China on the currency blacklist since 1994. The designation could pave the way for more… Read more »

Angus
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Bloody Nora, if the Poms are playing so badly maybe the Scots could win at cricket.

pelican
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pelican

NZ PM Horse has taken up the Gladys Challenge and promises to kill more white babies than ever before..such lovely people our female pollies….these mofos seem so keen on murdering defenceless harmless humans maybe they should take themselves out instead…and leave our babies to be born in peace – rather than in pieces..and sold to Pig Farma for cold hard cash

Rinaldo
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8chan: Another Mass Shooting, Another Internet Purge This is the third “mass casualty event” in less than a year that was immediately followed up by censorship of the internet
by barovsky

Last year, after the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the new social-media platform Gab was attacked in the press and bullied off the internet. Earlier this year, following the Christ Church mosque attack, New Zealand briefly totally blocked access to several websites.

Read more of this post

https://williambowles.info/2019/08/05/8chan-another-mass-shooting-another-internet-purge-this-is-the-third-mass-casualty-event-in-less-than-a-year-that-was-immediately-followed-up-by-censorship-of-the-internet/

pelican
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oooohhh noooooo!!!.Angus Failure is baaaaack..today the Self Slashing Energy Minister proposed that maybe the Australian Government should/ Could/ might make a rule that Chevron cant simply export all our natural gas for the next 10 million years plus from NW Western Australia..but that some should in fact be available for Aussies to use…well. well..such insight, such genius…the idea that Chevron doesnt really need tens of million of years of free gas ..and can easily preserve some for Aussie use indefinitely on an ongoing basis…Buuuut of course Fkwit Angus Failure kills the idea before its even started..because 1. the Australian Government… Read more »

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Obama, when President, addressing the United Nations …
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HOLLYWOOD
Tarantino Punches the Damn Dirty Hippies
by Steve Sailer

https://www.takimag.com/article/once/