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February Summary

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2008-02-29 22:06

February has been a great month for SOLO, the Mohammed Idol competition generated some substantial interest, if not in submissions then at least in visits.

Recent Comments:
Stop the presses. Big news. — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2008-03-04 07:32
Duncan, Paul and everyone... — by mvardoulis on Mon, 2008-03-03 22:34
Top Stuff Craig — by Hayden Wood on Sun, 2008-03-02 22:51

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Villain of the Day: Meg Hillier

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2008-02-26 23:59

Meg Hillier has inspired me to include a "Villain of the Day" series to complement "Hero of the Day".


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Hero of the Day: Sir Keith Park (ANZAC Day Reprise)

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2008-02-26 21:43

"If any one man won the Battle of Britain, he did.

Recent Comments:
Thanks for this, everyone! — by mvardoulis on Fri, 2008-04-25 00:25
Anzac day - explanation for the Yanks and such — by Lance on Thu, 2008-04-24 22:26
Sir Keith Park School — by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2008-02-27 03:50

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The Perfect Logo?

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2008-02-22 22:23

The Perfect Logo?

Recent Comments:
LOL — by Sandi on Fri, 2008-02-22 22:48

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Hero of the Day: Steve Fossett

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2008-02-22 21:47

Steve Fossett (April 22, 1944 – missing September 3, 2007, declared legally dead February 15, 2008) was a highly successful aviator, sailor, adventurer and businessman.

Recent Comments:
Richard Branson — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2008-02-25 08:53
I've been meaning to get to — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2008-02-25 05:00

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SOLO-NZ Press Release: Die While You Wait - Ain't it Great?

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Submitted by Lance on Thu, 2008-02-21 03:43

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Die While You Wait - Ain't it Great?

February 21, 2008


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Here comes the new Castro, same as the old Castro

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2008-02-19 09:11

Fidel Castro is DEAD! Na, sorry, only joking... just retired.

Castro retires


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Murdering Fuckwit Dead

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Submitted by Lance on Thu, 2008-02-14 00:50
Recent Comments:
Too late — by gregster on Mon, 2008-02-18 05:08
Hold off on that Guinness... — by Lance on Fri, 2008-02-15 22:07
Damn right — by Bosch Fawstin on Fri, 2008-02-15 20:48

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Letter to Chris Carter

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2008-02-08 22:14

To the Hon Chris Carter

I require clarification on statements you made on Friday 8th February, specifically in your press release: "Minister reassures Somali community".

Recent Comments:
Lets all write to Chris Carter — by Sandi on Sat, 2008-02-09 21:53

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SOLO Press Release: Idiot Chris Carter Lumps Somalis Together

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2008-02-08 04:09

SOLO Press Release: Idiot Chris Carter Lumps Somalis Together

February 8, 2008

Recent Comments:
Great writing Lance, but, to — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2008-02-08 22:47
Very good Lance... — by Olivia on Fri, 2008-02-08 20:33
As I wrote on Sandi's thread below. — by Marcus on Fri, 2008-02-08 19:57

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SOLO-NZ Press Release: Greens—What Are They Good For?

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Submitted by Lance on Thu, 2008-02-07 01:59

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Greens—What Are They Good For?

February 7, 2008

Recent Comments:
On certain "social" issues — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2008-02-14 00:42
I was under the impression — by Lance on Thu, 2008-02-07 21:21
I don't get the Greens in any country! — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2008-02-07 21:08

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January Summary

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2008-02-01 20:47

January Summary

January Summary: The Poem!

(All complaints about the following slaughter of meter and form will be ignored.)


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News Scoop! SOLO diddles Alexa rankings - pays for "garbage hits"...?

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2008-02-01 08:16

O RLY?

Recent Comments:
MSK — by Jason Quintana on Sun, 2008-02-03 04:11
Callum — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2008-02-03 00:44
Lying's Stats — by Callum McPetrie on Sat, 2008-02-02 02:50

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Sandor Teszler: The Story of a Passionate Life (Hero of the Day)

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2008-02-01 04:18

Today's hero is Sandor Teszler. I've gone through and written and deleted and re-written several summaries - none of which have done any justice at all to the subject.


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Reply to JHN re: The Beeb.

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Submitted by Lance on Thu, 2008-01-31 00:22

Rather than hijack Orson's McCain thread any further Eye

Recent Comments:
Free to Choose — by 0 on Mon, 2008-02-04 01:01
TED is great — by James Heaps-Nelson on Thu, 2008-01-31 02:34
I highly recommend the TED — by Lance on Thu, 2008-01-31 02:22

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SOLO-NZ Press Release: Nine Questions For National

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2008-01-29 23:34

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Nine Questions For National

Wednesday, January 30

Lance Davey

John Key, in his ‘Fresh Start for New Zealand’ speech, rightly asks:

Recent Comments:
The National Party — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2008-01-31 20:14
Thumbs Up — by Sandi on Thu, 2008-01-31 20:08

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SOLO-NZ Press Release: Easter Sunday Trading Heavenly, Anglicans Can Go To Hell

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Submitted by Lance on Sun, 2008-01-20 23:48

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Easter Sunday Trading Heavenly, Anglicans Can Go To Hell

January 21

“The Anglican Church has weighed in on the Department of Labour’s Easter Trading and Holidays Legislation discussion document,” notes SOLO spokesman Lance Davey.


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SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: Greens' Hypocrisy Exposed

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Submitted by Lance on Wed, 2008-01-16 02:17

SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: Greens' Hypocrisy Exposed

By Lance Davey

16 January 2008

First, let me apologise for the redundant headline; there's no real exposition here. The Red-Green Party's hypocrisy is a well-established fact.

Recent Comments:
Well done... — by Robert on Thu, 2008-01-17 05:12
Op-Ed impresses military man — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2008-01-17 02:47
Ahhh that one took me a — by Lance on Wed, 2008-01-16 03:32

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Ron Paul Fan-Boys

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Submitted by Lance on Sat, 2008-01-12 20:02

xkcd does it again!


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I'll believe in the worst tales of global warming if....

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2008-01-08 21:37

I'll believe in the worst tales of global warming if....
The price of coastal and beach front property actually starts going down.

Recent Comments:
Has it occurred to you that — by Lance on Fri, 2008-01-11 23:52
Lance — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2008-01-09 10:13
Of course — by gregster on Tue, 2008-01-08 23:33

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SOLO-Australia Press Release: Why Stop at a Bill of Rights?

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Submitted by Lance on Sun, 2008-01-06 03:47

SOLO-Australia Press Release: Why Stop at a Bill of Rights?

January 6, 2008

Recent Comments:
Very Timely Lance — by Sandi on Sun, 2008-01-06 06:36
Thanks — by HWH on Sun, 2008-01-06 04:30

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December Summary

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Submitted by Lance on Wed, 2008-01-02 00:41

December Summary
Happy New Year!

Activity

It has been a predictably quiet month with a bit of a drop in press releases and op-eds, with only 12 going out, though I have to say the calibre has been outstanding.

Recent Comments:
Choice I'm not looking forward to that is likely — by Landon Erp on Wed, 2008-01-02 01:00

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Hero of the Day: David Hempleman-Adams

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Submitted by Lance on Sat, 2007-12-29 22:46

Hero of the Day: David Hempleman-Adams.

Recent Comments:
Phew! — by Jameson on Sun, 2007-12-30 01:50

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SOLO Chat - Open For Business

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Submitted by Lance on Sat, 2007-12-22 22:13

To join chat just click on the SOLO Chat link on the blue bar at the top of the page:

Recent Comments:
Love the new format, William — by Jameson on Sat, 2008-12-27 00:07
Chat doesn't like me — by Ptgymatic on Fri, 2008-12-26 23:21
Do we all ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2008-12-24 21:58

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SOLO Press Release: The Environmentally-Conscious SOLOist's Guide to Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

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Submitted by Lance on Thu, 2007-12-20 23:01

SOLO Press Release: The Environmentally-Conscious SOLOist's Guide to Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

1) Smoke cigarettes:

Smoking, though contributing 0.000032% of greenhouse gas emissions, is a sure fire way to reduce your carbon footprint.

Recent Comments:
LOL Lance — by Sandi on Fri, 2007-12-21 21:38
Ha — by Matty Orchard on Fri, 2007-12-21 06:04
Oh I'm afraid I couldn't — by Lance on Fri, 2007-12-21 05:21

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Film recommendation - directly from the Vatican

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Submitted by Lance on Thu, 2007-12-20 08:10
Recent Comments:
American reviewers can't — by ChristianLinnell on Sat, 2007-12-22 14:24
Leonid Wait and see what — by 0 on Thu, 2007-12-20 20:46
I'm not a big fiction fan — by Aaron on Thu, 2007-12-20 17:00

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EFA: Some Thoughts, Some Quotes ... PS—Don't Vote National

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Submitted by Lance on Wed, 2007-12-19 10:38

It's safe to say the passing of the Electoral Finance Act has left a foul taste in my mouth.

Recent Comments:
Fair points — by Jameson on Sat, 2007-12-29 03:49
Deborah Coddington says: — by Jameson on Sun, 2007-12-23 13:20
Agree with LP's post — by Mike Gardner on Sat, 2007-12-22 04:39

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63-57 -- EFB passes, subject to royal assent.

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Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2007-12-18 04:32

63-57

EFB passes, subject to royal assent.

In favour - Labour 49, NZ First 7, Green 6, Progressive 1

Against - National 48 against, Maori 4, United Future 2, Act 2, Field 1

Recent Comments:
Hone Harawira's speech — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2007-12-18 09:26
  Good link Dr Goode. — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2007-12-18 04:57
Weasel — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2007-12-18 04:49

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SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: New Zealand Fascist—Shut Up and You Can Have Your Free Speech

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Submitted by Lance on Mon, 2007-12-17 04:28

SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: New Zealand Fascist—Shut Up and You Can Have Your Free Speech

By Lance Davey

17 December 2007

To the free, proud, sovereign individuals of New Zealand.

Recent Comments:
Seconded. — by Mitch on Mon, 2007-12-17 05:45
Lance — by Matty Orchard on Mon, 2007-12-17 04:54

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Op-Eds & Press Releases

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2007-12-14 02:26

Think before you post: Is there an op-ed or press release in this? SOLO has a massive contact list of UK, US, NZ and Aus media outlets and politicians. You got something to say?


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