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No cut and slash for Brash

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Submitted by gregster on Wed, 2011-08-10 12:27

There are some powerful lessons for New Zealand from the debt debacle in the United States.

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Don Brash... — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2011-08-12 08:00
Don Brash... — by Robert on Fri, 2011-08-12 06:05
To be fair — by gregster on Fri, 2011-08-12 05:29

Rand vs Goblinites

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Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2011-06-05 05:37

Budget battle pits atheist Ayn Rand vs. Bible

By Daniel Burke at the Religion News Service.

WASHINGTON (RNS) The atheist philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand published more than a dozen books before she died in 1982. Now, liberal Christians say another work belongs in Rand’s controversial canon: the 2012 Republican budget.

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High School — by Luke Setzer on Sat, 2011-06-18 14:33
This neanderthal — by gregster on Sat, 2011-06-18 13:11
Patience of a Saint — by Luke Setzer on Sat, 2011-06-18 09:19

KASS Quote of the Day: Flourishing!

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Submitted by gregster on Tue, 2010-07-27 21:02

[Challenged by Goblian Rosie on the Duty to Live thread to explain "what 'flourishing means in its entirety, with lots of examples," Gregster came up with the following, which I have lifted from that thread—Linz]

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Rosie — by 0 on Tue, 2010-08-03 15:25
Rosie — by 0 on Tue, 2010-08-03 15:24
Marcus — by Rosie on Tue, 2010-08-03 11:28

More from Obama’s slow motion train wreck

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Submitted by gregster on Fri, 2010-07-16 23:45

Law Remakes U.S. Financial Landscape

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Hat tip HBL — by gregster on Fri, 2012-01-20 10:16
Slow motion train wreck — by seymourblogger on Mon, 2012-01-09 07:30
He's lying — by gregster on Sun, 2012-01-08 23:43

A Small Beacon Snuffled

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Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2010-05-23 02:56

Last week's Sunday Star Times surprisingly carried a letter from a bright man, one James Jenkins.

Free Markets

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Here's the sort of thing ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2010-05-30 03:25
Well — by Brant Gaede on Thu, 2010-05-27 23:25
Evidence you say? — by Madeleine on Thu, 2010-05-27 13:35

Bashing the Bishop

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Submitted by gregster on Sat, 2010-04-24 05:06

If there lingered any doubt whether we are ruled by halfwits and overseen by wankers, it is graphically dispelled with the revelations unearthed by investigations into the SEC in the US.


Luck of the Irish

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Submitted by gregster on Mon, 2010-03-29 09:07

Who clearly don't have a gutless Prime Minister as is John Neville Key.

What Ireland can teach us about spending cuts

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Many have framed this... — by Marcus on Fri, 2010-11-19 21:47
Officials See Irish Rescue at 50 Billion Euros — by gregster on Fri, 2010-11-19 21:34
Quite true Marcus — by gregster on Wed, 2010-03-31 10:06

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KASS Music Gem of the Day: Dvorak

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Submitted by gregster on Sat, 2010-02-27 10:25

While searching for Rach's Op 45 I saw this. Complete with a professorial triangle meister at 2min 16.

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Great find Greg! I sometimes — by Jason Quintana on Tue, 2010-03-09 02:23
Found this one — by gregster on Tue, 2010-03-09 02:10
OK, I'll look at those too — by gregster on Sun, 2010-03-07 14:33

A Deer in the Headlights

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Submitted by gregster on Wed, 2010-01-06 11:10

TIME Magazine selected Ben Shalom Bernanke as its 2009 Person Of The Year.

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Me again, and that site: — by gregster on Fri, 2010-06-04 10:13
Ellen — by gregster on Thu, 2010-04-01 22:23
"the Undertaker" — by Ellen Stuttle on Thu, 2010-04-01 15:08

Many Happy Returns Sandi

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Submitted by gregster on Sat, 2009-10-24 13:14

Today I wish Sandi Ashworth, our honest and thereby courageous resident anti-jihadist and all round good faith sort, a very happy birthday.

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LOL Hilton — by Sandi on Fri, 2009-10-30 05:53
Happy birthday Sandi — by HWH on Thu, 2009-10-29 12:00
Cheers Mark — by Sandi on Thu, 2009-10-29 11:05

SOLO-NZ Press Release: PM's Chief Science Adviser Is Bonkers

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Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2009-08-16 12:13

SOLO-NZ Press Release: PM's Chief Science Adviser Is Bonkers

Greg Davis
August 16, 2009

The old adage "the shit begins at the top" is incontestably a truism.

The Prime Minister's top science adviser has drawn a comparison between climate change sceptics and those in the 1980s who disputed that Aids was caused by the HIV virus.

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Leighton Smith — by gregster on Sat, 2009-09-05 07:09
Still wrong commentary — by Ptgymatic on Sat, 2009-09-05 04:13
Argument by analogy isn't scientific — by gregster on Sat, 2009-09-05 03:01

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Lesser work but nonetheless..

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Submitted by gregster on Thu, 2009-08-13 13:10

Sleeve notes from Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic, by David P Shroeder 1977:


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Wadup?

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Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2009-08-09 08:04

The dumbing down of Western civilization continues apace, and as much as one may wish to remain aloof, it seems there can be no escape, as I found, with an untimely reminder via text messa

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Why on earth would it need to be removed? — by Sandi on Wed, 2009-08-12 09:13
Have you given thought — by gregster on Wed, 2009-08-12 08:03
Hey Greg we should market this! — by Sandi on Wed, 2009-08-12 07:58

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Gordon Brown writes

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Submitted by gregster on Sat, 2009-07-18 03:04

Not content to be remembered merely as Britain's most prudent Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown wishes to go down in history for his economic fairness and as the Godfather of ground-breaking modern low-carbon economies.

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‘Low carbon’ is code for low ambitions — by gregster on Mon, 2009-07-20 09:19
The Agenda is set — by Sandi on Mon, 2009-07-20 08:47
Hmmm! — by Rick Pasotto on Sun, 2009-07-19 00:27

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Put a Tiger Worm In Your Tank

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Submitted by gregster on Mon, 2009-06-15 12:51

The over-burdened environment reporter at the NZ Herald continues to illustrate the uphill battle for freedom-loving citizens amid the encroaching swamp of green irrationalism.

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"You wanna film that?" — by Sandi on Fri, 2009-06-19 08:18
You couldn't make it up, Philip — by gregster on Thu, 2009-06-18 10:12
The worm story is just — by PhilipD on Thu, 2009-06-18 09:44

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Crisis or Conspiracy?

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Submitted by gregster on Sat, 2009-03-21 01:05

Here is a link to an important article “The Financial Crisis: A look behind the wizard’s curtain” on the site Canada Free Press. Aside from its clumsy metaphors (aspartame anybody?) and conspiracy theory tones this writer Bruce Wiseman illuminated a few key aspects of the economic tailspin for me.

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Stupidity... or Genius...? — by gregster on Wed, 2010-02-17 07:04
A Silver Lining to the Financial Crisis — by gregster on Wed, 2010-02-17 07:03
Alliterative genius — by Ptgymatic on Wed, 2009-04-01 04:07

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World Will Agree No Climate Deal, Mr Gore

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Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2009-03-15 03:24

Chief Warmist Al Gore has unwittingly scuppered any chance of a deal at the UN-brokered climate talks in Copenhagen in December.

The former US vice-president, whose infamous film garnered a British judge’s censuring of its numerous blatant lies, shows signs of desperation in his upbeat assessment of the global response to climate change.

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Main points in draft deal on table at Copenhagen — by gregster on Sat, 2009-12-19 09:32
Was I right? — by gregster on Sat, 2009-12-19 09:23
Cap and Trade is Dead — by gregster on Sat, 2009-11-28 05:04

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Nice Work PC

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Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2009-01-18 04:14

Scanned from the Herald On Sunday, January 18, 2009:

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And the past two weeks — by gregster on Tue, 2010-05-11 10:36
PhillipD — by 0 on Sat, 2009-01-24 07:49
Nonsense! — by PhilipD on Sat, 2009-01-24 00:51

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SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: Homeopathy & Economics

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Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2008-11-30 04:19

SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: Homeopathy & Economics

Greg Davis
November 30, 2008

Today's Sunday Star Times, opposite Chris Trotter's socialistic nonsense, contains an Op-ed from Finlay MacDonald. I thought I'd try excoriating him because Trottersky's too much of an easy target.

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Lessons for New Zealand from New High-Growth Economies — by gregster on Sun, 2009-04-26 08:42
NZ ex-Olympian with a few clues! — by gregster on Sun, 2009-01-18 07:41
Boosting Prosperity in New Zealand — by gregster on Wed, 2008-12-03 03:37

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Obama McCain in Dead Heat at Online Prediction Markets

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Submitted by gregster on Mon, 2008-09-15 22:15

The liberal press, with its own 'left-leaning' bias, usually tries to dress things up for the Democrat nominees.

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In a two horse race McCain's odds are attractive. — by gregster on Thu, 2008-10-30 02:35
Aussie bets $50,000 on Obama win — by gregster on Thu, 2008-10-02 02:17
Victor Chandler best price 8/15 for Democrat Victory — by gregster on Tue, 2008-09-30 21:44

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SOLO-NZ Press Release: Sci-Fi Surcharge No Match for the Sun

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Submitted by gregster on Tue, 2008-08-26 05:12

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Sci-Fi Surcharge No Match for the Sun

August 25, 2008

"Our decaying, corrupt Labour Party's last gasp, with any luck, will be their 'Emissions Trading Scheme,' says SOLO spokesman Greg Davis.


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