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Death of Colleen McCullough- January 29, 2015

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Sat, 2015-01-31 21:36

Interesting observations from


Taonga bracket creep continues.

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Wed, 2013-02-06 03:53

Since dialysis is rationed
Since dialysis is life
Since The Treaty awards more dialysis to Maori over Pakeha
Pakeha shall die that Maori may live

And the taonga bracket creep continues


Fleeing the Blue Oyster bar

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Thu, 2012-11-08 09:20

Ever since the Blue Oyster Bar scene in Police Academy I have been aware that there's a freaky side to homosexuality.


The Departed

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Wed, 2012-10-24 20:19

Sounds like we have a real live remake of 'The Departed' film right here in New Zealand. Not for the first time, I'm sure.

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to the Yanks — by Shane Pleasance on Thu, 2012-10-25 03:00

Libertarian Integrity

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Tue, 2012-10-23 01:54

Another prototypical animation attempt.

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Oh thanks man. Got to start — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2012-10-23 19:00
LOL — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2012-10-23 09:02
Hey man. I try to encourage — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2012-10-23 08:13

Does the current government do enough to promote human rights?

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Wed, 2010-10-13 17:24


Snow for dinner, Earthquake for breakfast!

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Fri, 2010-09-03 17:35

7.2 on the scale.

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Thanks — by gregster on Sat, 2010-09-04 07:45
Ashley's back! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-09-04 03:39
Everyone I know's just fine — by Rick Giles on Sat, 2010-09-04 03:30

AoC Podcast #10- Central Planning Hazards

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Fri, 2010-04-30 23:37

Lessons from The Burning Times. The Spanish Inquisition was central planning but had serious draw backs, and so it is today with our modern witch hunts.


AoC Podcast #9- The Free Market

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Thu, 2010-04-29 09:47

Leo Tolstoy and I shed some light on the nature of the free market to help you realise that 90% of your life already works this way and that most of the rest of it is in the can because it's not!

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just appreciate his genius — by Rick Giles on Sat, 2010-05-01 01:25
Tolstoy ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-05-01 00:33
Ah, thankyou very very — by Rick Giles on Fri, 2010-04-30 23:29

AoC Podcast #8- Global Warming is History

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Thu, 2010-04-22 19:08

Genghis Khan and reindeer are back for a two-part video presentation on a brief history of the human species. Real brief. Drawing from Brian Fagan's work, the show seeks to demonstrate that...

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Yeah.. — by Rick Giles on Thu, 2010-04-29 06:59
Good effort Rick — by gregster on Sat, 2010-04-24 09:00
Rick, this was getting boring — by Jason Quintana on Sat, 2010-04-24 01:55

AoC Podcast #7- Onus of Proof

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Thu, 2010-04-22 19:01

On the onus of proof, what to do with abusive people, and why you should never never let anyone make you prove a negative...


Edison Hour vs. Earth Hour

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Thu, 2010-04-01 11:36

[Lifted from Ed Hudgins' Earth Hour thread—Linz]

I wasn't taken in but I kinda feel like I'm the only one just now.

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(No subject) — by Rick Giles on Mon, 2010-04-05 05:56
Friday's student radio; Auckland — by Rick Giles on Sat, 2010-04-03 19:39
Another — by gregster on Sat, 2010-04-03 11:26

Returning to Antarctica

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Thu, 2007-12-13 22:23

If New Zealand is a dagger thrusting at the heart of Antarctica then Christchurch is that knife-point. This is the base-camp for everyone going on down to mix it with the penguins.

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I'm afraid not... — by Jameson on Fri, 2007-12-14 07:18
Michael Fasher — by michael fasher on Fri, 2007-12-14 06:03
Worse — by Jameson on Fri, 2007-12-14 03:43

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His Excellency will save us!

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Tue, 2007-12-04 20:09
Recent Comments:
Mitch gets pwned — by Lance on Tue, 2007-12-04 23:35
But Rick, — by Mitch on Tue, 2007-12-04 23:19
Shudder — by dinther on Tue, 2007-12-04 20:39

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David Round on EFB

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Tue, 2007-12-04 08:03

Canterbury University Law School lecturer has an opinion piece in the Christchurch Press today in relation to the Electoral Finance Bill.


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Cancer Society gets owned

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Mon, 2007-12-03 08:09

CancerSocGetsOwned-mnr.JPG

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Ever heard of Taxol?. — by 0 on Sat, 2007-12-15 06:18
Abject nonsense! — by Robert on Mon, 2007-12-10 01:10
5000 die of smoking cancer related diseases per year — by 0 on Sun, 2007-12-09 03:46

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USA: Master of the Universe

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Mon, 2007-12-03 01:18

The criminal jurisdiction of the USA extends to the entire planet Earth and all of the firmament of the cosmos.

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No — by Elijah Lineberry on Wed, 2007-12-05 02:37
GJHow about a quick trip to — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2007-12-04 23:30
Funny Rick... — by Robert on Tue, 2007-12-04 17:42

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Around the Blogging Traps

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Fri, 2007-11-30 20:31
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It wasn't Buffy The Vampire — by Rick Giles on Fri, 2007-11-30 21:29
Oh — by Elijah Lineberry on Fri, 2007-11-30 21:18

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EFB vs New Zealand Legal System

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Fri, 2007-11-30 07:30

We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be set free"- Cicero

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I tried that too, — by Rick Giles on Fri, 2007-11-30 17:53
This bill is impossible to understand — by dinther on Fri, 2007-11-30 11:23

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Short Film: Free Speech Terminator

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Sun, 2007-11-18 22:49

After the Auckland protest march against the Electoral Finance Bill my mate and I put this short film together.

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Just a lark. Lots of fun. — by Rick Giles on Thu, 2007-11-22 01:44
Nope — by Matty Orchard on Wed, 2007-11-21 23:50
Mmm, I reckon this is a good — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2007-11-21 22:06

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Bad Spiritual

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Sun, 2007-11-11 20:31

We had to destroy the human in order to save it reports PM on the group blog No Minister.

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Hey Jon. No Jon. Thanks for — by Rick Giles on Fri, 2007-11-23 22:55
Hey Rick! — by Jon Coster on Thu, 2007-11-15 08:44
In other words, you really have no idea — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2007-11-15 06:53

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The Herald Lights A Cracker

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Sat, 2007-11-10 21:04

pillpop.jpg


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USA OE: Copper Harbor

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Fri, 2007-11-09 08:29

There is a huge volume of experience I need to write down for myself (and my blog) that has been generated out of my visit to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I had one hell of a time.

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*blush* — by Melissa Lepley on Sun, 2007-11-11 05:22
Great new pic Melissa! — by Aaron on Sat, 2007-11-10 14:38
Its Yooper Rick. I'm glad — by wngreen on Sat, 2007-11-10 05:39

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Home and Safe

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Sun, 2007-11-04 03:03

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are done chewing on me and have spat me out at last.

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UgggggggggggggggHaydenWood. — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2007-11-21 18:34
Aha — by Hayden Wood on Tue, 2007-11-13 04:08
Visa stamps — by Rick Giles on Sat, 2007-11-10 10:44

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Hello my dear,

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Fri, 2007-08-31 16:23

SOLO spam's really had a strong showing this month. I mention this for no particular reason...

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I got some photos — by gregster on Tue, 2007-09-04 22:09
I say old boy... — by Erik Christensen on Mon, 2007-09-03 03:34
Prime target: Giles — by Rick Giles on Sun, 2007-09-02 03:04

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Melbourne Objectivist Seeks Election

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Wed, 2007-08-22 16:03

It's Bracks no more, in the Australian state of Victoria- my sometime home.

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Oh I see — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2007-11-07 20:07
When — by Elijah Lineberry on Tue, 2007-10-02 04:13
Go PRODOS! — by 0 on Tue, 2007-10-02 03:46

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OE USA #4: American Oddity

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Wed, 2007-08-22 14:40

Most contrary blog commenter (who is to me what I am to most blogs I read,) Angie Schultz, prompts me


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Politics sells?

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Mon, 2007-07-23 21:12

Sex sells.

According to the following, politics sells too.

Sells bottled water at least... water.JPG

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Welcome — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2007-07-25 01:13
Thanks for that, Rick... — by Jameson on Mon, 2007-07-23 22:57

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Blogging the Fijian Junta

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Fri, 2007-07-20 18:59

Interesting interview from Australia's ABC radio, blogged about on Hitting Metal With Hammer blog..


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New Kiwi Film: Man vs Tax Machine: 'We're Here To Help'

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Thu, 2007-07-19 15:05

images.jpgTrevor Loudon reports, at blog that the new film "WE'RE HERE TO HELP" will be out on November 7.

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maybe it was best — by mvardoulis on Fri, 2007-07-20 18:23
But..um. I come from the — by Rick Giles on Fri, 2007-07-20 16:07
Better than looking at Ross' photo — by Hayden Wood on Fri, 2007-07-20 02:39

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