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The Entitlement Mentality: New York Edition

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-03-21 23:16

Hat-tip someone ...


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Heads up: John Ansell disses the lovely Deborah Coddington.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-03-20 08:32

What is this all about then?

http://johnansell.wordpress.co...

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I look forward to seeing Ansell's campaign... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-03-20 11:30
Twat — by Damien Grant on Tue, 2012-03-20 10:42
Damien... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-03-20 10:27

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It's about privacy, Mr Barron. Bugger off please, you're not helping ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-03-19 20:11

(Hat tip Lindsay Mitchell)

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"-a state that will do — by 0 on Sat, 2012-03-24 05:27
... and often they are — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-03-20 05:44
Granny — by Damien Grant on Tue, 2012-03-20 05:21

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The distance between New Zealand and China: Income Inequality.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-03-16 22:00

It's interesting to ponder the temporal distance between New Zealand, well on its way to arbitrary government, and China, a country run on arbitrary


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Re-defining Canadian Conservatism.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-03-15 04:10

This is not only relevant to Canada. (Qualification: I'm a libertarian, not conservative).

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Yes! — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2012-03-15 10:19
Didn't the current Canadian Conservatives... — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-03-15 09:59
I saw... — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-03-15 09:55

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Financial Markets Authority (FMA) To Take Over all Private Investment in New Zealand

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-03-14 22:25

From: http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/f...

(Paid NRB content so you'll need to buy a subscription):

Quoting a portion:

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Not that they are credible... — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-03-16 22:52
Marcu, Marcus, Marcus — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-03-16 21:18
Taking over "all" investment? — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-03-16 18:30

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Euthanasia: The Dishonesty of Right for Life.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-03-13 00:11

My letter of this lunch-time to the Press:

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Atta boy — by Jules Troy on Tue, 2012-03-20 02:15
JT — by Damien Grant on Tue, 2012-03-20 01:48
"But what if someone wants to — by 0 on Mon, 2012-03-19 13:56

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Never Forget This: Collectivist Politics is Always About Compulsion and Violence.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-03-12 04:50

From: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/busi...

Willie Jackson comes off as a 'nice bloke', but in the cold heart of every Lefty there is always the brute thug:


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Shearer has to be the silliest Labour leader I've seen yet.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-03-11 02:48

For the first time since becoming leader of the Labour party he made some decisions on Q&A this morning ... and they were all the wrong ones.


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Kim Jong Hickey and Jesus Morgan will be ecstatic with this story ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2012-03-10 03:52

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A Pat on the Back for David Parker: Labour - The Search and Surveillance Bill

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-03-09 23:22

Almost as good as my own piece regarding the attack the National Socialists are making on the free press, and showing my satire was closer to reality than not, David Parker has written a very good piece on the access the State wants to ensure for itself, by immoral law, to a journalist's sources.

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New Zealand has now legislated (read pissed) away freedom of ... — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-03-23 04:40

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Reminder to Self: Summation of every single header-post I've made to SOLO.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-03-09 21:48

All I've said is this, though it's never been said so well as the first time:

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Beautiful — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2012-03-09 23:51

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Breaking News: In Night of the Short Prick, SFO Successful in Power Grab

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-03-07 19:38

I was first tipped onto this story by a source that does not want to be named ...

Wait! Wait a jack booting minute.


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Maritime Union and Reality: Two Ships Passing in the Night

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-03-06 22:48

“We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality”

Ayn Rand

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Maritime Union national president Garry Parsloe:

Recent Comments:
The problem with unions — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2012-03-07 01:59
The Replacements — by Cornell on Wed, 2012-03-07 00:39

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Damn, Freedom Lost a Good Guy Today - Owen McShane.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-03-06 10:23

Died suddenly today: http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2012...

Always enjoyed Owen's comments around the blogs. I'll miss him.

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NBR still managing to avoid — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-03-06 19:16
Sounds like a substancial — by Cornell on Tue, 2012-03-06 14:35

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Police State Alert: Code Orange for life behind the IRon Drape - Free Press under Attack in New Zealand

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-03-05 08:39
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There's something — by Cornell on Wed, 2012-03-07 06:30
Quote of the Day — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-03-07 06:13
That's — by Cornell on Wed, 2012-03-07 06:05

Why capitalism is a beautiful thing ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-03-04 22:34

Here's how capitalism and private charity can do more for a kid's future than any benefit from the welfare state.

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A new way to watch Atlas on Blu-Ray? — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-03-05 16:09
That's pretty great. What an — by Cornell on Mon, 2012-03-05 00:54

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Dotcom's Campbell Interview - I disagree with him on one point.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-03-02 01:20

A half hour interview with Dotcom well worth watching: http://ondemand.tv3.co.nz/Camp...

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Matthew 18:7 — by Richard Goode on Fri, 2012-03-02 07:29
Oh, I'm American. I'm — by Cornell on Fri, 2012-03-02 02:13
Cornell — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-03-02 02:05

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Calling Out Mr Cornell

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-03-01 08:31

Welcome to SOLO Eye

There's not much I disagree with so far in your posts, but your bio is, 'interesting'.

The Universe has an emergent intelligence, known to me as "God."

Recent Comments:
How About That — by Cornell on Sat, 2012-03-03 10:02
cornell no he doesn't — by seymourblogger on Sat, 2012-03-03 09:43
Lol. — by Cornell on Sat, 2012-03-03 09:35

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The Hand Mirror - A lesson in treachery.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-02-28 08:34

If blog, The Hand Mirror, represents feminism, then there is surely no hope for it.

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LOL — by Cornell on Fri, 2012-03-02 01:37
yes cornell you are correct. — by seymourblogger on Fri, 2012-03-02 01:34
told ya — by Cornell on Thu, 2012-03-01 00:51

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Deepening Crisis Behind the IRon Drape:

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-02-23 23:32

It's been a great week for Big Brother.


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Open letter to Messrs Dunne (Swindler of Revenue) and English (Minister of Malinvestments).

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2012-02-18 02:03

A client has just brought to my attention one of the most desperate and mean spirited changes to tax (administration) legislation I’ve seen for a while, and one that had bypassed my attention – not hard given the huge and constant changes to our taxing legislation that have been foisted on the taxpayer by you both, as if trading through a recession weren't hard enough.

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Final word on this topic ... — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-02-21 21:46
Just for the record ... — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-02-20 23:29
Yes! You have a parade... — by Ross Elliot on Mon, 2012-02-20 07:54

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High Court Decision Over-turning Crafar Farm Sale (for now)

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-02-15 19:35

This is simply my post to the NBR thread on this topic, thus it is not fully formed, and I have no time to make it so. It is a response to a mercantilist supporter of the High Court decision:

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Damien — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-02-15 21:29
OIO No — by Damien Grant on Wed, 2012-02-15 21:08
Reed — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-02-15 20:56

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US SOLOists: What is this all about?

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-02-10 23:16
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ObamaCare Mandate — by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2012-02-17 17:57
For the longest time.. — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2012-02-15 02:19
For whatever reason, the — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-02-15 02:04

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The Civil War in the US is getting really ugly ... Real reason for Kim Dotcom assault revealed.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-02-10 01:04

Every Western country has been engaged in a steadily deteriorating civil war, wherein civility has been jackbooted over as Big Brother States, via the modern instruments of the new Police States, the

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Ah! — by Brant Gaede on Fri, 2012-02-24 05:04
Police State Alert: United Police States of America — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-02-24 04:46
Kim Dotcom granted bail in Megaupload case — by Marcus on Wed, 2012-02-22 11:22

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Kim Dotcom: the new Litmus Test of the Police State

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-02-08 23:30

Mark Hotchin is still not charged with anything ( http://www.solopassion.com/nod... ) but Kim Dotcom is eclipsing him as the new test of how far New Zealand is down the road to our serfdom under a

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Judge can release the — by 0 on Wed, 2012-04-04 19:34
Understand the process — by damien on Tue, 2012-04-03 23:30
Mark... — by Marcus on Sun, 2012-03-18 07:29

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Wowsers and what are Cameron/Clegg doing?

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-02-06 21:40

With all the economic problems the UK has, that government is still wasting taxpayer money on wowsing:

Recent Comments:
Wow... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-02-07 08:28

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Australian politicians trying to destroy their economy also ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-02-06 01:14

Someone needs to give Independent senator Nick - appropriately rhymes with xenophobe - Xenophon a copy of Atlas Shrugged:


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Damien Grant's and Deborah's Coddington's Sunday Opinion Pieces.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2012-02-04 22:04

Damien's piece worth a read. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opin...

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indeed — by Damien Grant on Sun, 2012-02-05 20:48

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Reading the news may affect your sanity ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2012-02-04 20:44
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hubbard Nietzsche said not to read the — by seymourblogger on Mon, 2012-02-06 21:13

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