Eddie Ray Routh

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Eddie Ray Routh, the confessed killer of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle and another man (Chad Littlefield), is discussed by The Lip TV. They look at his confession and his defense of PTSD-based insanity, as the prosecution has rested in his trial. The Lip TV talks to Jack Downing and Mike Cavalluzzi about the murder.

(Video is 43 minutes long.)

Charles Manson’s Fiancé Wants To Build A ‘Lenin’s Tomb’ For His Corpse

Charles Manson applied for a marriage license back in November so that he could marry his 27-year-old admirer Afton Elaine Burton aka “Star.”

However, the wedding was called off after it emerged that Star was hoping to gain possession of Manson’s corpse through marriage so that she could put it on display in a glass case in LA.

Manson reportedly backed out after hearing about her plans for the tourist attraction.

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China Shuts Down Gmail, Google

The last easy way to access Gmail was apparently blocked, and state-run media in China said that Google’s unwillingness to obey Chinese law is to blame for the shutdown.

“China welcomes the company to do business on the prerequisite that it obeys Chinese law; however Google values more its reluctance to be restricted by Chinese law, resulting in conflict,” the Global Times said in an editorial.

Gmail, the world’s biggest email service, has been largely inaccessible from within China since the runup to the 25th anniversary in June of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.

Users could access the service by using third-party mail applications but Jeremy Goldkorn, the founder of Danwei, a Beijing-based firm that tracks Chinese media and the internet, said that has also been barred by the government.

China operates the world’s most extensive and sophisticated internet censorship system, known as the “great firewall”. Foreign websites including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are routinely blocked and content that the ruling Communist party deems offensive is often quickly deleted.

Google withdrew from China in 2010 after a fallout with Beijing over censorship issues.

“The issue at heart is to what extent Google is willing to obey Chinese law, on which China’s attitude is steadfast,” said the Global Times, which is close to the Communist party.

Access problems could be “caused by the China side, by Google itself or a combination of the two”, it added.

A Google spokesman said that an internal check had found “nothing wrong on our end”.

If China did block Gmail, the Global Times said, it “must have been prompted by newly emerged security reasons” and users should “accept the reality”.

“We only need to have faith that China has its own logic in terms of internet policy and it is made and runs in accordance with the country’s fundamental interests,” it added.

“We don’t want to be shut off, as it obviously doesn’t serve our own interests.”

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she was not aware of the blocking of the service when asked about the issue at a press conference on Monday.

“I would like to stress that China always welcomes and supports foreign investors’ legal business operations in China,” she said.

Video by The Lip TV.



How Did Uber Fill A Void In The Recessed Economy?

Uber is pioneering the “convenience economy” where instant gratification is the norm and is setting a precedent for other companies to follow.

Writer Leo Mirani has made the argument in Quartz that the on-demand economy is flawed since it’s actually built on income inequality.

Is this model merely a rerun of the oldest sort of business? Gabriel Mizrahi and Jackie Koppell look at arguments for and against Uber.

Video by The Lip TV.

Mark Wahlberg Racist Crimes Under the Microscope

Mark Wahlberg’s racist attacks from his teenage years are under the microscope, as he tries to have felony convictions from the 1980’s removed from his record so he can get liquor licenses for his Wahlburgers restaurant chain.

The actor-turned-restaurateur was convicted of assaulting a Vietnamese man in Boston when he was 16, and he is also said to have terrorized black students that were in his neighborhood during the same period of time.

Though he has expressed remorse at his actions, he is being criticized for not making sufficient amends.

The Lip TV video.

The Lip TV On Bill Cosby Allegations

Bill Cosby’s reputation as the lovable father figure of America may be ruined after the rape allegations that have surfaced.

The Lip TV looks at the timeline of allegations against Cosby that have come out in the open, and how accumulated accusations have managed to turn public opinion in the absence of physical evidence.

Featuring retired FBI SSA Jim Clemente and guest host Mike Cavalluzzi.

Starbucks Exorcism In Austin, TX ?

Odd:  at a Starbucks in Austin, Texas, a man films an exorcism on video.

The video was originally posted on YouTube by a user named Umgar.   It has since been taken down.  The publication mySA put out an article on it.

Video: Sheriff Bullies People On Tape

A New York State policeman was caught on video getting abusive with two men during a car search argument where he told one man, “I’ll rip your head off.”

The incident was captured on tape by one of the men, Adam Roberts, who argued with Sgt. Shawn Glans of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department after Glans thought he saw a rifle in Roberts’s car.

The Lip TV video with Elliot Hill and Mark Sovel.

New Head Of GCHQ: Privacy Was Never ‘An Absolute Right’

Robert Hannigan, the new head of the British spy agency GCHQ, said in an editorial in the Financial Times that privacy “has never been an absolute right” and that social media networks like Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp are helping criminals and terrorist groups like ISIS build their operations.

In the editorial, Hannigan called on tech companies to cooperate with intelligence agencies in order to protect citizens.

Video by The Lip TV with Elliot Hill and Mark Sovel.

Muslim Street Gangs Have Taken Control of 55 Areas in Sweden

Street gangs mostly composed of Muslims have taken control of 55 areas in Sweden, according to a report released by Swedish police.

The areas are overrun by organized crime and drug dealing and officers frequently face direct attacks when trying to enter them.

The Lip TV looks at how gangs have secured these zones from authorities, and how authorities have been powerless to change the tide.

Video by The Lip TV.