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Burt Rutan Retires

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Submitted by Lance on Sat, 2011-04-02 20:07

Burt Rutan is an aerospace engineer, a towering genius, designer of the first privately funded craft to enter space, designer of the first aircraf


If employment is slavery, then aren't dole bludgers slave masters?

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2010-10-15 23:02
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Nice to see you online, — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2010-10-19 03:39
Dole bludgers not slave masters — by Richard Goode on Sat, 2010-10-16 02:33

I've been robbed!

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Submitted by Lance on Wed, 2010-10-13 19:09

of the Nobel prize for economics.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/empl...

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One should only admit fault — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2010-10-19 02:01
No dear... — by Olivia on Mon, 2010-10-18 23:03
.... is humility a top — by Rick Giles on Mon, 2010-10-18 22:30

Woooooooooooosh!

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Submitted by Lance on Sun, 2010-10-10 18:08

Kafkatrapping

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Submitted by Lance on Mon, 2010-10-04 21:02

From the often times brilliant mind of Eric S Raymond:


The End of Tall Poppy Syndrome?

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Submitted by Lance on Thu, 2010-09-23 01:30

I like humans. I REALLY do.

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Lies, Goddamned Lies — by HWH on Thu, 2010-09-23 07:57
Oy! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-09-23 05:36
Thanks Lance — by HWH on Thu, 2010-09-23 02:47

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Maori Party Raises Threshold For Racism

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2010-08-03 11:59

Racism by democracy:
A given statement is not racist if it reflects how a lot of people think

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/t...

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Hone Harawira — by judith on Tue, 2010-08-03 19:03

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Airhead SOUTH America

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2010-08-03 11:54

"I think breastfeeding really helped.

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The English Word for it — by F L Light on Fri, 2010-08-06 04:23
What a sucker! — by Leonid on Tue, 2010-08-03 18:56

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Coddington

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Submitted by Lance on Sat, 2009-11-21 23:07

I have so many problems with this editorial... it's so fundamentally wrong about, well, everything.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz-g...

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Short answer, — by gregster on Mon, 2009-11-23 05:48
I'm not sure I understand... — by Marcus on Sun, 2009-11-22 11:39
Emailed her — by gregster on Sun, 2009-11-22 00:26

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Climate porn campaign drowns dog for £6m

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Submitted by Lance on Mon, 2009-10-12 01:50

It's not Halloween, but a new climate change TV advertising campaign that begins tonight, which features a young girl watching a dog drown.

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All SOLOists - get in behind! — by sallyo on Sun, 2009-10-18 22:12
Ah! — by Brant Gaede on Thu, 2009-10-15 17:23
"I guess no one listens to her." — by Marcus on Thu, 2009-10-15 10:52

Standpoint

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Submitted by Lance on Mon, 2009-06-29 20:25

This is good, very good. Not perfect by any means, but it IS good.

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Good find, Lance. — by Ross Elliot on Mon, 2009-06-29 22:57

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Irony...

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Submitted by Lance on Sat, 2009-02-14 10:01

... thy name is Islam

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Laughed my head off!!! — by Jameson on Sat, 2009-02-14 12:32

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SOLO-International Op-Ed: Can We Get Angry Now?

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Submitted by Lance on Sat, 2009-02-14 01:23

SOLO-International Op-Ed: Can We Get Angry Now?

By Lance Davey

Feb 14 2009

I’m not at all particularly keen to write this, I’m still somewhat in shock from the loss of life, homes and livelihoods in Victoria, Australia.

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Mark - and the Greens couldn't care less — by gregster on Sat, 2009-02-28 04:29
Here's the tradegy... — by Marcus on Mon, 2009-02-16 12:10
And here's the irony for — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2009-02-15 19:43

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A very curious quote

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2009-02-03 03:46

"There is a rule in Islam. It is that silence is approval. If you say something to somebody and he is silent then it means that he has accepted."

Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi - Feb 2 2009

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Silent acceptance — by Sandi on Fri, 2009-02-06 09:30
To me there is something — by AShortt on Thu, 2009-02-05 14:30

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Phelps Retracts Apology

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Submitted by Lance on Mon, 2009-02-02 18:42

A Letter I'd Like to See (But Won't):


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The Old "Following the Law to the Letter" Trick

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Submitted by Lance on Sat, 2009-01-31 20:37

I don't know who these guys are but I like them.


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We're So Sorry Uncle Ahmadinejad

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Submitted by Lance on Wed, 2009-01-28 20:17

Offer them an inch and they'll demand a mile.

The beeb:
Iranian leader demands US apology

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Robert... — by Jameson on Fri, 2009-01-30 22:42
I say: set up a meeting to sign the truce document... — by Robert on Fri, 2009-01-30 22:38
American government should — by Leonid on Fri, 2009-01-30 21:01

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Villain of the Day: Stephen Schneider

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Submitted by Lance on Mon, 2009-01-26 21:47

From wikipedia:

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Isn't there an... — by Marcus on Tue, 2009-01-27 14:50
Caught red-handed — by gregster on Tue, 2009-01-27 06:26
Woopsey - fixed. — by Lance on Mon, 2009-01-26 22:24

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Don't Forget to Empty Trash...

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Submitted by Lance on Sun, 2009-01-25 20:05

... clear your browser history and, oh for good measure just format your hard drive and reinstall Vista, if you live in England or Wales that is.


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Stuff Environmentalists Like

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Submitted by Lance on Sun, 2009-01-25 19:37

From the comic genius who brought you Stuff White People Like comes Stuff Environmentalists Like.


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In the mind of the anti-free-marketeer

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2009-01-20 01:34

Just brilliant, from Brian Micklethwait at Samizdata

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reed — by Leonid on Sat, 2009-01-24 08:52
Ha, From the same page: — by gregster on Thu, 2009-01-22 22:02
Quote of the day — by reed on Thu, 2009-01-22 21:48

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NZ-Stuff: Rakon Protest on Youtube

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Submitted by Lance on Mon, 2009-01-19 23:35
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They should be thanking Rakon... — by Olivia on Tue, 2009-01-20 06:12
The increase in the size and — by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2009-01-20 05:34

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Pirates of the Amazon

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Submitted by Lance on Sun, 2008-12-14 05:11

I heard about this "prank" a few days ago, and was somewhat unimpressed and didn't think it warranted a mention, but this analysis by Andrew Orlowski at 'The Register' is definitely worth a read.


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Auto Industry Bail-Out FAILS!

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2008-12-12 09:56

Courtesy of the Beeb.

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Evil is impotent — by gregster on Sat, 2008-12-13 08:30
Steady — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2008-12-13 08:19

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Mark Steyn's latest

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2008-12-12 00:50

Mark Steyn produces yet another great column, taking a swipe at media coverage of an "accidental hostage scene"

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God IS a Jeffersonian — by mvardoulis on Tue, 2008-12-16 10:12
Yup — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2008-12-13 07:54

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Honouring the beliefs of others

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2008-12-05 03:29

From a comment on slashdot


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SOLO-US Op-Ed: The Implications of ‘Free’ Filtered Wireless Internet Access

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Submitted by Lance on Wed, 2008-12-03 01:17

SOLO-US Op-Ed: The Implications of ‘Free’ Filtered Wireless Internet Access

By Lance Davey
12/3/2008

The Outgoing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is behind a push from the FCC to offer free wireless internet access to “all Americans”.

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For anyone interested in "why" — by Lance on Wed, 2008-12-03 18:53
As expected — by atlascott on Wed, 2008-12-03 13:34
You're surprised — by kaiwai on Wed, 2008-12-03 12:47

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Excellent Observation

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Submitted by Lance on Sun, 2008-11-30 18:29

via Samizdata:

When the silly price of silly art slumps, you know the economy is tanking

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What about that bloke on — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2008-11-30 19:16

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Thou Shalt Not Take The Obamasiah's Name In Vain

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2008-11-04 08:33

Breathlessly reported in true "gotcha!" fashion:

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Loose-lipped Bill — by gregster on Tue, 2008-11-04 10:44

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Public Health Care is the Root of All Tyranny - Part Deux

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Submitted by Lance on Thu, 2008-10-30 20:26

One of my very first blog entries on SOLO was Public Health Care Is the Root of All Tyranny.

Recent Comments:
Boring? — by atlascott on Fri, 2008-10-31 16:21
Obama had a half an hour... — by Marcus on Fri, 2008-10-31 15:51
Catch-phrase over content — by atlascott on Fri, 2008-10-31 13:20

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