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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.

Recent Comments:
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:

Recent Comments:
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

Recent Comments:
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

Recent Comments:
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...

Recent Comments:
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
Recent Comments:
hubbard Nietzsche said not to read the — by seymourblogger on Mon, 2012-02-06 21:13

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This is why Asia is going to rule the world, and deserves to ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-02-03 22:11

Scenario The First:

Recent Comments:
Wow... — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2012-02-08 08:52
Nor am I, and I have noticed — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2012-02-06 20:01
I'm not doubting Mark's Kommode... — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-02-06 14:59

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Gramsci Now Rules NZ Law Commission

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-01-30 20:41
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Mark — by Damien Grant on Fri, 2012-02-10 00:55
Damien — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-02-09 21:11
pig-ignorant — by Damien Grant on Thu, 2012-02-09 17:26

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Interesting BBC Article on Entreprenuership

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-01-30 08:56

What drives US entrepreneurship?

Quoting the most important paragraph:


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Gareth Morgan Just Called Mrs Hubbard a Dropkick and a Wanker. No Really, He Did.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-01-26 22:51

More Mark Hubbard posts can be found at his blog: Life Behind the IRon Drape.

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Recent Comments:
You're not the only one, Mark — by Richard G McGrath on Tue, 2013-01-29 05:29
The paperwork is being — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-02-07 06:48
Cheers Commander. But no, a — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2012-02-04 10:40

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Nanny's Banning Ladders.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-01-26 20:19

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Gareth Morgan: What the hell has happened to him?

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-01-17 22:15

Kiwibank is to buy Gareth Morgan Investments, including the Gareth Morgan KiwiSaver Scheme.

Recent Comments:
Cheers for the vote of — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-01-20 21:31
"It's got nothing to do with — by gregster on Fri, 2012-01-20 10:40
Mark... — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2012-01-20 07:09

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Christchurch: Of Earthquakes and Free Markets.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-01-17 01:23

The following is simply a posting I've made to Interest.co.nz about insurance issues arising from the Christchurch earthquakes that are stopping, or slowing, the rebuild of the city, including CBD.

Recent Comments:
A very good Stephen Franks post on Chch Earthquakes: — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-02-02 23:53
Every day's a school day — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-01-18 02:07
Richard — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-01-17 19:52

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SCF Fraud Charges Laid Today.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-01-15 23:06

Quoting Stuff:

The charges include entering the Crown Guarantee Scheme by deception in 2008 (which cost $1.58b), omitting to disclose a related party loan ...


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This's What Free Men are Fighting.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-01-12 00:32

Linz calls it the age of the air-head. In my terms, it's a break down at the level of that oxygen of freedom: philosophy. And being bereft of philosophy, the Left and other Statists, again, per my other post of this morning, just don't seem capable to understand causality.

Skirmish Star-date 12 January, 2012.

Recent Comments:
Well hubbard Baudrillard has still got your back — by seymourblogger on Thu, 2012-01-12 23:44
The Green Death — by Richard Goode on Thu, 2012-01-12 01:36

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Councils really like playing their ratepayers for fools.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-01-11 02:53

Letter to Press:


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Foodie Heaven

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-01-09 03:35

The Komodo Kamado just arrived from Indonesia. Only need the rest of my life and incalculable bottles of wine, to learn how to cook properly on it.

Recent Comments:
By the way, I made a mistake — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2012-02-04 04:22
They'll have a way to go — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-01-16 23:07
Entrepreneurial Hubbard! — by gregster on Mon, 2012-01-16 22:18

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The Ongoing Destruction of Capitalism

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-01-08 22:25

I take back everything good I've said about David Cameron, who I thought was a glimmer of hope in Europe. He's pushing for a Starnes' Law for British corporates. As reported in today's Press:

Recent Comments:
"This idiotic hysteria — by 0 on Mon, 2012-01-09 19:47
It looks bad... — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-01-09 09:53
Yep. — by Sandi on Mon, 2012-01-09 09:15

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Signs of a Doomed Civilisation - Express Sign in Walmart

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-01-04 20:46

Got to love the results of state education.

Recent Comments:
gregster China is an empire in a stage of growth — by seymourblogger on Sun, 2012-01-08 02:07
Brainiacs — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2012-01-05 19:41
Mark... — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-01-05 11:37

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For those poor sods who live in North Korea

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-01-02 00:56

The new swines at the top have reiterated their policy that three generations of the family of anyone who tries to escape the godforsaken cesspit gulag of a country, be punished, and for border guards

Recent Comments:
but is it okay to stand by — by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2012-01-03 23:15
Well, we cannot help the — by Damien Grant on Tue, 2012-01-03 15:57
There is no competence to — by Scott Wilson on Tue, 2012-01-03 11:58

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Damien Grant from Granny Herald Opens with a Stunner

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-12-31 20:32

I've not read Mr Grant before, but will be keeping an eye open for him from now on. He's written a stunner for the first day of the new year. I hope he is starting as he means to go on.

Recent Comments:
Another good piece on the deficit by our resident ... — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-03-11 00:08
He still is — by Damien Grant on Fri, 2012-01-06 19:51
Port of Auckland has lost a — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-01-04 00:23

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Battling into the New Year ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-12-31 20:28

When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion — when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing — when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors — when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you — when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice — you may know that your society is doomed.

Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged.


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Goodness me. There's a Wesley Mouch ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-12-28 19:44

... posting to Kim Jong Hickey's site: http://www.interest.co.nz/news...

Recent Comments:
Oh dear. He's already looking — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-12-28 21:05

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