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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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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:

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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"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.

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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

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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.

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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...

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

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If all the boring, single track God Botherers on SOLO weren't scary enough ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2011-12-27 23:01

... this is something truly terrifying: http://www.guardian.co.uk/comm...

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North Korea is going to move closer to China — by seymourblogger on Fri, 2011-12-30 22:43
Exactly Marcus — by seymourblogger on Fri, 2011-12-30 22:40
NO! Foucault never said what you said he said — by seymourblogger on Fri, 2011-12-30 22:36

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SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: How Do You Know It's Christmas? The Food Nazis Are out Again!

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2011-12-26 22:09

SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: How Do You Know It's Christmas? The Food Nazis Are out Again!

Mark Hubbard
December 27, 2011

The festive season always brings out the Food Nazi killjoys. This year Herr Tony Falkenstein, ONZM, chief executive of Just Water International, has goose-stepped up to the plate in the Herald, arguing for an even bigger Nanny State to jail free men and women in.

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And... — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2011-12-31 09:47
Further... — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2011-12-31 09:35
Further... — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2011-12-31 09:28

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Hitchens - Heads up radio interview on Saturday (NZ Time)

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-12-23 00:35

State radio Smiling, National Program, is replaying a May, 2010 interview with Hitchens on his then just released memoir, Hitch-22, tomorrow (Saturday) at 8.12am.

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I can report it's an — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-12-28 01:48
There is a link up to this — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-12-28 00:19
No... — by Marcus on Sat, 2011-12-24 10:30

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The Muddled Head of an Airhead - Another Why Let These People Vote Thread.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2011-12-22 05:06

I don't know why I torture myself reading Kim Jong Hickey's site.

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And yes I think the founding fathers of the US Constitution — by seymourblogger on Mon, 2011-12-26 01:19
I wish it were as simple hubbard as your posting — by seymourblogger on Mon, 2011-12-26 01:07

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The Entropic State Being Ground Down By New Zealand Politicians

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2011-12-19 00:08

Paraphrasing an essay penned by a freedom loving hero, Vaclav Havel, who sadly died this weekend (hat-tip NotPC):


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Hotchin, and the End of the Rule of Law in New Zealand

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-12-16 21:34

To some, the concept of the rule of law is hard to pin down. But I don't think so. In 1610, James I of England described it thus - remembering historical context please:

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We saw it coming, did we not? Some of us.. — by gregster on Wed, 2013-05-01 05:14
Great development, I *knew it would come. (*hoped) — by gregster on Fri, 2012-08-03 10:15
Hi Damien, "It makes no — by Callum McPetrie on Mon, 2012-07-02 11:32

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Carmel Sepuloni: Accusing Paula Bennett of Beneficiary Bashing.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2011-12-12 01:30

Could Carmel please edify me on the form this beneficiary bashing has taken?


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People of Lyttelton, Raise Your Finger!

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-12-10 00:52

During a long road trip Friday (December 9, 2011), I listened to a radio interview that came direct from the pages of George Orwell’s nightmare novel, 1984.

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Bloody CCC — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-01-25 00:22
Paveletich Cited — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-01-22 21:17
Hugh Pavletich - Well Worth Reading. — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-01-19 03:30

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Another Scary OECR Report:

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-12-07 01:38

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/n...

The Organisation to stop Earnings Clipping and Redistribution by central planners (OECR) has reported that the gap between Freedom Loving Individuals and Statists has widened even further. There are now ten times more Statists than Freedom Loving Individuals than there were when Labour brought in Working for Families.

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Nuts Linz — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-12-07 03:07

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