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This is how to get a lifetime Twitter ban ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2022-08-03 03:11

You simply put up the following question:

The Covid alpha and delta spike proteins created deliberately in a lab in Wuhan were definitely very harmful: although they were best combated with the early treatments and your innate immune system, not an experimental new technology, which I'm not going to dignify by calling a vaccine, brought to market in under a year when 'vaccines' require at least seven years of trials and safety testing; however, that all said, citing the cancelled doctors and so many Phd's on Rumble, Bitchute and the sites of freedom, why would you even conceive of taking a Pfizer/Monderna booster to make the alpha spike in your body - and there's no genetic off switch to creating that spike in yourself - in order to protect yourself only from the heavily mutated and basically harmless Omicron spike which is literally just a cold?

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Edinburgh University is learning the hard way that there's a price to pay for going woke.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2022-07-25 01:42

Welcome back Linz, hope the ankle and health get back to 100% soon. When SOLO goes into maintenance I look about once a week to see if you're back Smiling


(NZ) Water Services Act 2021

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2022-03-14 00:45

That's an innocuous sounding little Act isn't it, snuck through while everybody was worrying about Three Waters, and just as bad as it's laying the foundation for Three Waters. Busy at the moment so I'm simply copying and pasting the submission I made against the the Act's intrusive and wasteful provisions, emailed this Saturday. You'll see what it's about from reading it, and you can also imagine how huge this new bureaucracy - Taumata Arowai - already is.

If anyone reading this is on an affected private scheme you need to submit against; you have until the 28th March.


Facebook finally being punished for censoring people on everything outside 'the narrative'?

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2022-02-04 02:39

Mark Zuckerberg lost US$46 billion of net worth last night as Facebook - now called Meta Platforms - tanked by over 26% in one trading session.

The reason for the fall, quote (NZ Herald, sorry):

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attn. randroids — by J Cuttance on Sat, 2022-02-12 21:24
I think all the political — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2022-02-07 23:48
Reports of the death of — by Shane Pleasance on Mon, 2022-02-07 22:35

New Nation Party ... ?

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2022-01-09 03:54

ACT Party is definitely out for me in 2023. This new party, NNP - New Nation Party - is a policy mix I can live with.

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Skunk Seymour — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2022-01-25 09:05
First pass thoughts on NNP — by Judi McFarland on Mon, 2022-01-10 07:21

What happened to ethics? Calling David Seymour.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2022-01-02 01:36

I've found a few new very good sites which are providing the fresh air of reason on all things Covid, especially Brownstone Institute - although I seem to remember you had issues with Jeffrey Tucker Linz? - and Epoch News.

Anyway, Brownstone published their summary today of a Nature Medicine Paper on the incidence of the often deadly myocarditis in particularly young men (up to 40 years of age). Note, women also, but this condition mainly affects young men and boys. Given Labour is already responsible for injuring many teens over 12 years old, fact, that they will begin vaccinating five to eleven year olds in this New Year is horrifying on the data below that more of these children will be injured by Pfizer, and killed, than by Covid, and that's Alpha and Delta, not the seemingly mild Omicron that no longer appears to do its damage at base of the lungs, but in the upper airways where normal colds do - ie, it's a cold. Note even Alpha and Delta are not troublesome to children, Alpha killed one in one million, compared to pre-Covid, when we had a slightly saner world, one in three hundred thousand children were killed by 'routine' influenza. This is a summary of the Nature Medicine Paper data:

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Seymour Is Evil — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2022-01-03 07:07
Linz. I have no contact with — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2022-01-02 20:46
No isolation No sequencing No samples — by Jon Letendre on Sun, 2022-01-02 17:56

We really are going backwards: Cicero.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2022-08-08 20:57

'The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance of foreign lands shou

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Mike Pompeo — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2022-08-09 10:32
Poor Cicero — by Olivia on Tue, 2022-08-09 02:29

Canada Needs an Actual Insurrection.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2022-02-19 23:23

There's so much evil being perpetrated against the individuals of the formerly free Five Eyes nations I no longer know where to start and stop: and I'm in a mental stall and paralysis as far as writin


Linz: End of the line (finally).

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2016-12-30 19:30

 

 

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Bro Hubbard — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2016-12-30 20:18

Stefan Molyneux - Is he a conservative?

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2016-12-29 20:00

I thought Molyneux was libertarian - I'd never researched him - until this tweet (hope it comes out here - if you enlarge it you should be able to read it.

Two sins for me:

Molyneux
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My bit. — by Andrew Atkin on Sun, 2017-01-01 07:40
Molyneux - 100 Million Downloads — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-01-01 03:22
There was a Muslim here once ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2016-12-31 01:18

Open Letter to Linz: You are condoning a bone fide Nazi on SOLO

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2016-12-25 03:04

I hope the pic I've posted to this is up.

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Ed — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2016-12-30 20:40
A garbage pail? — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2016-12-30 20:07
Linz: End of the line (finally). — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2016-12-30 19:31

Merry Xmas to the Old Guard ... My middle finger to Wowser World

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2016-12-24 00:29

I've got no time, so simply, for Abstract Andrew and Guileless Grant, the New Puritan Front, this is a quick copy and paste of an old blog post of mine. Why?


Old Testament, Ku Klux Klan Doug. Afraid he's too much.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2016-11-20 02:30

Doug says: 'They saw that the libertarian movement was becoming saturated with pot smokers, promiscuous women, and hippie type men ...'

Mahau Sound
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Doug, your mind ... — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2016-11-21 23:06
Clueless Mark — by Doug Bandler The Second on Mon, 2016-11-21 22:11
Well... — by Doug Bandler The Second on Mon, 2016-11-21 21:59

Panama Papers; Medicinal Cannabis - Free Lives.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2016-05-09 04:43

Never one to miss an opportunity.


We're all ophans now - Umbrage Taking.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2016-05-06 00:01

To quote Lindsay's last post:

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Oh dear... — by Olivia on Thu, 2016-05-12 09:26
Taking Offense at Nothing — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2016-05-06 23:58

Further proof of living in the fag-end of a long dead civilisation that once held free lives up as the standard.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2016-05-02 23:52

Hattip Lindsay Mitchell, a quotation from New Zealand's cheerleader of the totalitarian state, The Morgan Foundation, and the excrement who leads it, Geoff Simmons:

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Ahem. Have spent some good — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2016-05-03 05:47
That's pretty fuckin' bad! — by Olivia on Tue, 2016-05-03 05:01

Proof We Live in the Ruins of a Once Great Western Civilisation

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2016-04-28 23:24

Arguing on Gitter last night against the (offensive) Chief Censor's ban of signage on a camping rental company's vans, namely, three signs semi-comically supporting drug use (one for cocaine, two f


For Linz

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2016-04-27 10:41

Great to hear you’ve got a sequel in the offing.

An update, sir, on the matter of scarcity. Separate post as I didn’t want to hijack Olivia’s thread.

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Yes. Our own 'loose' form of — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2016-04-28 09:57
Bro Hubbard — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2016-04-28 06:33

Rand Query

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2014-12-13 22:47

Hopefully I'm not going daft, but I've always had it in my mind Atlas Shrugged had a previous working title of 'Last Man in the World' ... or something of that order?

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Mark — by gregster on Tue, 2014-12-16 06:46
Cheers Kyrel I'd not known of — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2014-12-16 02:00

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Why Ayn Rand Wouldn't Find a Literary Agent Today: My Critique of Contemporary Literature (Oh, And JM Keynes)

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2014-12-02 22:17

 

I left Lindsay’s generous blogging umbrella roughly two years ago to try and gain a profile of my own from which to maybe market a novel (still in progress). If my blog was heading for a particular place, then it’s my recent post on the state of contemporary English literature, which on the way answers why Ayn Rand most probably wouldn’t find an agent today, let alone a publisher. There are several footnotes back to SOLO.

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Appearance 2 — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2014-12-04 19:17
Appearances 1 — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2014-12-04 19:14
Thanks Linz, Gregster & — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2014-12-04 08:39

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Teaser Post: The Mind/Heart Dichotomy – Feeling Our Way to the Police State, Without Thinking.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-09-06 04:46

Cross post from Life Behind The IRon Drape.

Only my best posts going up on SOLO.

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Richard: I've certainly read — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-09-06 10:49
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Rewritten: Children Nowadays Were Horrible.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-07-26 05:10

From best of Life Behind the IRon Drape.

Excerpt: George Orwell, 1984:

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The offending parts... — by Marcus on Wed, 2012-08-01 07:00
The article says HR&C have — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-07-31 21:34
Exactly... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-07-31 20:33

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Tax Havens, Perscuting Rich Pricks, Kids Dobbing in Daddy Tax Dodger

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-07-26 02:56
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Or this... — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2012-07-28 16:32
Civil Disobedience — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2012-07-28 16:27
Pointless martyrdom — by Richard Goode on Sat, 2012-07-28 08:22

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Chris (The Fist) Trotter. Squeezing Freedom Until Its Pips Squeak.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-07-16 01:08

From best of Life Behind the IRon Drape.

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If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.

George Orwell – 1984

Chris (The Fist) Trotter, socialist political commentator, is quickly becoming New Zealand’s most useful, ‘useful idiot’, in that often he will let that urbane, oh-so-reasonable, caring, fiction of his image drop and let us see the mean-spirited, malevolent heart of the coercive statist that slouches beneath.

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Reading by Capitalism: Kindle versus the Femme Fatale iPad

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-07-08 05:08

From best of Life Behind the IRon Drape. This post also featured this morning on Graham Beattie's Book Blog. Getting capitalism out to those who didn't think they wanted it.

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I find my iPod touch far superior... — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-07-12 17:11
It's the same as the original — by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2012-07-10 07:26
Cheers Commander. I've not — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-07-09 21:25

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This is the end ... of Classical Liberalism.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-06-24 05:21

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Persecuting Rich Pricks. An ABC of Ignobility from OBE to IRD.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-06-18 05:40

From best of Life Behind the IRon Drape:

Cactus has had a glance at this, but I want to highlight the philosophical menace of the immorality reported by Granny Herald over the weekend, because it’s a certainty the MSM will never get to it, and it’s important. Look at what we do to the people who pay for this increasingly violent, second hander society:

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James Delingpole... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-06-19 16:52
Marcus — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-06-19 11:32
Yes the Mainstream argument... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-06-19 10:38

The Scott Guy Trial and Privacy: A Society on Trial

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-06-14 04:23

From best of Life Behind the IRon Drape:

A society that puts the private affairs, and pain, of the Guy/Macdonald families on the six o’clock news every night for our prurient interest is a barbaric one.

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Happily — by Damien Grant on Thu, 2012-06-14 11:23
No, a criminal justice system — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-06-14 11:05
Hmmm — by Damien Grant on Thu, 2012-06-14 10:55

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Death of Classical Liberalism - and Cullen's Knighthood

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-06-04 22:34

Cross posted from Life Behind the IRon Drape.

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Mark... — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2012-06-06 07:54
But please don't say you're — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2012-06-05 19:30
Thanks for letting me know — by Newberry on Tue, 2012-06-05 06:40

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Life Behind the IRon Drape is back up ... limited content though.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-05-22 05:38

My extended holiday ends Friday, back to work on Monday. I've made a bit of progress on a private project, while away, being an attempt at a novel.

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Hot peer-to-peer action — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-05-23 10:13
Deconstructing Hume featured on Bookman Beattie — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-05-23 00:35

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