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Liberty Conference 2012 – Towards a True Liberal Bloc in Parliament

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Submitted by JulianP on Sat, 2012-08-18 02:05

Hi all. Linz will be speaking at the conference below. For bookings and more information see here:
http://www.libertarianz.org.nz/conference-2012/

Liberty Conference 2012 – Towards a True Liberal Bloc in Parliament

‘Not your usual Libertarianz conference’

Recent Comments:
odd — by Damien Grant on Sun, 2012-09-02 02:33
Regarding my last post on Whaleoil ... — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-09-02 00:28
LOL — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2012-08-21 11:13

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Libertarianz candidate for Mt Albert by-election

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Submitted by JulianP on Fri, 2009-05-15 04:10

Hi SOLOists,

I would like to announce my candidacy for the upcoming Mt Albert by-election:

Recent Comments:
The result doesn't surprise — by gregster on Tue, 2009-06-16 02:25
Well shit, the Libertarianz — by Luke H on Tue, 2009-06-16 02:12
Dick.... — by Jameson on Mon, 2009-06-15 13:14

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Orwell on pacifists

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Submitted by JulianP on Mon, 2008-07-21 17:02

This from the man who wrote 1984:

Recent Comments:
This is one of those replies... — by Ptgymatic on Sat, 2008-07-26 20:57
- if you're not actively — by VSD on Wed, 2008-07-23 13:37
? — by gregster on Wed, 2008-07-23 05:59

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An Appeal to Reason - for those who are willing to listen

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Submitted by JulianP on Mon, 2008-07-21 15:01

I've just finished reading Nigel Lawson's An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming.

Recent Comments:
I've already got it... — by Marcus on Tue, 2008-07-22 08:25
I've been considering buying — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2008-07-21 19:41

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Shooting down the enemies of progress

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Submitted by JulianP on Mon, 2008-06-09 08:19

I saw this refreshing quote today:

Recent Comments:
I have now actually read Lawson's book — by JulianP on Mon, 2008-07-21 15:45
Thanks for that Julian... — by Marcus on Mon, 2008-06-09 11:10
That is a great quote, and — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2008-06-09 08:49

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American Atheists: There is hope yet

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Submitted by JulianP on Tue, 2007-12-11 23:26

http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=10277230

'According to figures compiled by the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS), almost 30m people claimed "no religion" in 2001, a doubling from 1991.

Recent Comments:
Arch-Atheist roundtable: Hitchens, Dennett, Harris, Dawkins — by William Scott Scherk on Sun, 2007-12-16 20:00
New Zealand Skeptics conference September 21-23, 2007 — by William Scott Scherk on Fri, 2007-12-14 18:44
As per my post... — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2007-12-14 00:24

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Heroism, Modernism, and the Utopian Impulse

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Submitted by JulianP on Fri, 2007-10-12 04:24

In this article, James Bowman gores the 'liberals', who seem to resent heroes, and who believe that good intentions are all that matter.


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American socialists howl at way Japanese treat their beneficiaries

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Submitted by JulianP on Fri, 2007-10-12 01:05

Three beneficiaries have died in three years in the Japanese city of Kitakyushu.


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Notizia

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Submitted by JulianP on Wed, 2007-09-19 08:47

Jasmine and I are moving to Florence, Italy, at the end of this year.

Recent Comments:
Julian — by James S. Valliant on Fri, 2007-09-28 00:00
Julian ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2007-09-19 09:19
What a fabulous opportunity for you both. — by Sandi on Wed, 2007-09-19 09:01

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Ayn Rand Webcast

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Submitted by JulianP on Tue, 2007-08-28 03:21

From: Marla Singer
Date: 28-Aug-2007 08:42
Subject: Ayn Rand Web Cast
To: webmaster@solopassion.com

Philosophy Live, a radio/webcast talk show in Austin,
TX, is looking for guests and material for their
upcoming special show: "Ayn Rand: The Final
Authority?" on Wednesday, September 12th.

Recent Comments:
As You Know, Linz... — by James S. Valliant on Thu, 2007-08-30 03:13
I hope ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2007-08-30 02:37
Fun — by James S. Valliant on Thu, 2007-08-30 02:17

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Cat and Girl cartoon: Appetite for deconstruction

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Submitted by JulianP on Mon, 2007-08-20 04:08

A friend sent me a link to this hilarious cartoon:

http://catandgirl.com/view.php?loc=484


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Legalising Smack - A Speech by Mitch Lees

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Submitted by JulianP on Sun, 2007-08-05 10:58

At the Libertarianz conference last weekend, Mitch delivered this great speech.

Recent Comments:
I — by Elijah Lineberry on Sat, 2007-08-25 05:45
Surely this is a subjective — by Emma Kathryn on Sun, 2007-08-12 23:46
Good on ye all — by HWH on Sun, 2007-08-05 11:50

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Steve Jobs Bashes Teacher Unions

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Submitted by JulianP on Thu, 2007-02-22 23:00

Apple CEO and co-founder, Steve Jobs, has fired a shot across the bows of teacher unions. In a speech at the Texas Public Education Reform Foundation, he took the unions to task for crippling the minds of American children:Statesman article

Recent Comments:
Good job, Jobs! — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2007-02-23 05:31

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Linz on Live, standing in for Laws

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Submitted by JulianP on Wed, 2007-02-14 23:47

Linz is going to be on Radio Live, tomorrow, standing in for Michael Laws.

Listen on-line here:
www.radiolive.co.nz

He'll be on Thursday, 15 Feb, 8pm to 11pm GMT.

Recent Comments:
MASS KASS — by Jameson on Sat, 2007-02-17 03:13
Hahahahaha! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2007-02-17 00:06
Glenn — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2007-02-16 07:52

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Ayn Rand - Mike Wallace Interview 1959

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Submitted by JulianP on Mon, 2007-01-15 21:30

The same person who uploaded the Donahue interview with Ayn Rand to YouTube, just added the 1959 Mike Wallace interview as well:

Ayn Rand - Mike Wallace Interview Part 1

Recent Comments:
See this interview! I just — by Aaron on Mon, 2007-02-19 03:02
Just Watched Them — by Bill Visconti on Mon, 2007-02-05 23:52
Lack of smiles — by Laure Chipman on Sat, 2007-01-27 19:07

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"UN downgrades man's impact on the climate"

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Submitted by JulianP on Mon, 2006-12-11 00:06

So, apparently the scientists at the UN have reassessed the impact humans have on global warming:

The Telegraph: UN downgrades man's impact on the climate

Recent Comments:
Next scare. Doubt it. — by Jeff Perren on Mon, 2006-12-11 01:20

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SOLOC 5 - Pay your deposit today!

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Submitted by JulianP on Thu, 2006-11-30 01:26

SOLOC5 is on the way!

You can find out more by clicking on the SOLOC5 link in the navigation bar, or here.

We have now added payment options so you can pay your deposit, and secure your place in the conference. There are also still spaces left in the conference house, but you'll have to be fast.

Recent Comments:
Bubbles, darling. — by Prima Donna on Tue, 2006-12-12 04:08
Rattle Your Dags, SOLOists! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-12-12 00:36

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Is beauty a virtue?

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Submitted by JulianP on Tue, 2006-11-28 18:57

After watching Ayn Rand's Donahue interview, Right Thinking Girl asks whether beauty is a virtue:

"Still, after watching the videos of Rand, I took a bath and while looking at the shape of my calves, a question formed: is beauty a virtue? An hour later, I was googling like mad, trying to find out if Ayn Rand ever said anything about physical beauty and what emphasis she put on it."

Recent Comments:
A Rand-like contemporary view? — by Orson on Fri, 2006-12-01 21:40
A Virtue is an Excellence — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-11-29 08:40
Contextual — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2006-11-28 21:46

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Ayn Rand - Donahue Interview

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Submitted by JulianP on Sat, 2006-11-25 20:09

For your viewing pleasure, via YouTube:

Recent Comments:
M, — by Rick Giles on Mon, 2006-11-27 10:33
Rick... — by Marcus on Mon, 2006-11-27 07:56
Safran — by Rick Giles on Mon, 2006-11-27 03:26

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Report Blasts "Peak Oil" Theory

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Submitted by JulianP on Wed, 2006-11-15 20:56

From Slashdot:
Report Blasts "Peak Oil" Theory

"Today, the Cambridge Energy Research Associates released a report dismissing the Peak Oil theory, suggesting that world oil production will continue to increase for the next 24 years, and then only level into a plateau. The report, which suggests that world reserves are enough to last 122 years at our current rate of consumption, also blasts Peak Oil theorists for repeatedly making unscientific predictions and then shifting them whenever their predictions fail to materialize."

Update - PC got there first:
http://pc.blogspot.com/2006/11/peak-oil-not-yet.html

Recent Comments:
very interesting — by Greg Mullen on Wed, 2006-11-15 21:46

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Libertarianz Press Release: Gun Dealer Should be Applauded, Not Charged

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Submitted by JulianP on Tue, 2006-11-14 01:33

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Law and Order

Gun Dealer Should be Applauded, Not Charged

"Auckland Gun Dealer Greg Carvell should be applauded for his actions in defending himself from a machete wielding aggressor in his shop last July," says Peter Linton, Libertarianz Firearms Spokesman. "It's disgusting that the police are charging Carvell with 'possessing a firearm without lawful, proper or sufficient purposes'."

Recent Comments:
Linz had a great show on — by JulianP on Tue, 2006-11-21 00:57
Apparently COLFO are waiting — by Duncan Bayne on Mon, 2006-11-20 07:33
Thanks - personally I don't — by Duncan Bayne on Fri, 2006-11-17 04:34

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Video: Rare Ayn Rand

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Submitted by JulianP on Thu, 2006-11-02 04:59

http://www.kcet.org/lifeandtimes/blog/?p=122

Summary:
Ayn Rand is well-known as a novelist and intellectual and philosopher. But like so many in Hollywood, she really wanted to be a screenwriter. Vicki Curry talks with Michael Berliner, former director of the Ayn Rand Institute, about Rand's years as an extra and screenwriter. He also shares rare film and photographs of Rand. (TRT: 7:52)

Recent Comments:
Gotta admit... — by Chris Cathcart on Fri, 2006-11-10 21:42
A great find — by Kenny on Fri, 2006-11-10 21:02
Oh, the big brain *is* sexy. — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2006-11-02 10:15

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Nanny wants your cream bun

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Submitted by JulianP on Wed, 2006-10-25 21:03

According to the NZ Herald:

Health officials target workplace vending machines
Thursday October 26, 2006
By Errol Kiong

Workplace food-vending machines are the next target in the battle against obesity.

Health officials want to restrict their contents, and say they could use health and safety legislation as a way to improve what people eat.

A university nutritionist has welcomed the idea, but says it would be impossible to enforce.

Recent Comments:
THey should ban ALL FOOD. — by Marnee on Thu, 2006-10-26 04:17
Off with her head ! — by Sandi on Wed, 2006-10-25 22:24

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Petition: No Royal Assent to Electoral Act Violations

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Submitted by JulianP on Mon, 2006-10-23 01:28

This is a call to all the SOLOists who are eligible to vote in New Zealand. Could you please have a look at this petition:
http://www.petitiononline.com/nzgg

Recent Comments:
How many signatures — by Troy Martin on Sat, 2006-10-21 09:45
Hang on a minute... — by Stephen Davis on Fri, 2006-10-20 01:22
Intense blog discussions — by gone on Thu, 2006-10-19 09:03

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Libz Declares Banana Republic Day

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Submitted by JulianP on Tue, 2006-10-17 22:08

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Justice

Libz Declares Banana Republic Day

Libertarianz members including Leader Bernard Darnton will be at Parliament today from 12.00 pm handing out bananas to celebrate New Zealand's first Banana Republic Day. "In a breathtakingly arrogant move, Clark has shown that she thinks she can get away with anything. Her actions are that of a banana republic dictator. We're marking this inauspicious occasion by handing out bananas," Darnton explained.

Recent Comments:
Go you Libz — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2006-10-18 06:50
shame — by Phil Howison on Wed, 2006-10-18 06:34
Just submitted this to — by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2006-10-17 23:57

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Mugabe-style tactics of environmentalists challenged by farmers

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Submitted by JulianP on Fri, 2006-10-13 00:37

This striking quote from The Press today:

"Kokshoorn yesterday likened the SNA policy to a Robert Mugabe-style land grab that created huge uncertainty for farmers."

Absolutely. It is property rights violation on a grand scale.

Recent Comments:
I know the West Coast quite — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2006-10-13 05:34

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Review of Linz's Stint on Radio Live

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Submitted by JulianP on Wed, 2006-10-11 04:03

Opposite poles attract
Radio review by Clarke Isaacs

They're as alike as chalk and cheese, and, boy, did it show in their animated discussions on the subject of Maori and Pakeha relationships.

Recent Comments:
Ok — by Landon Erp on Sun, 2006-10-15 02:05
Linz, you are a sexual — by Adam Buker on Fri, 2006-10-13 13:45
Landon — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-10-12 08:25

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Creeping Sharia?

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Submitted by JulianP on Tue, 2006-09-26 22:55

From Deutsche Welle: German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schauble called the decision "crazy" and producer Hans Neuenfels protested, but Mozart's "Idomeneo" will not be performed at the Deutsche Oper because it could upset Muslims.

Recent Comments:
Islam..is terrorism — by BISHOPofSMYRNA on Thu, 2008-07-10 23:56
Peace be upon supporters of equal opportunity — by Craig Ceely on Tue, 2006-10-03 22:39
For the record: — by Marnee on Tue, 2006-10-03 22:18

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Linz on TV

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Submitted by JulianP on Sun, 2006-09-24 06:31

Linz was on TV on Saturday, on Willie Jackson's Eye to Eye show. The topic of the debate was Can Maori be Racist? It was a brilliant show, and Linz stood his own against Tariana Turia and Mike Smith.

Recent Comments:
Okay Phil... — by Olivia on Mon, 2006-10-02 22:19
Alternative video link — by JulianP on Mon, 2006-10-02 17:55
Cut off, Phil? — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-10-02 09:15

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Libz Gun Spokesman on NRA News

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Submitted by JulianP on Thu, 2006-08-03 09:25

Peter Linton, Libertarianz Firearms Deregulation Spokesman, was interviewed by NRA News this morning about the state of NZ firearms regulations, and specifically about Greg Carvell. NRA News is the NRA's nationally broadcast radio show.


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