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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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Unions Losing Worker Jobs (Of Course)

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2011-12-05 23:58

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Reply to Bernard Hickey on Property Speculation.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2011-12-04 03:26

Bernard's been beating the tired old drum he has against property ownership again:

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

My reply post to comments:

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I used to think Hickey was — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2011-12-04 23:49
Worth repeating, again Mark — by gregster on Sun, 2011-12-04 03:53

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Take a bow, D. McFarland, Hokitika, and, surprisingly, The Press.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-12-03 21:32

If you want a real boost this Sunday morning, read The Press's letter of the week by D. McFarland, which The Press has unusually put online:


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NZ: A One Year Anniversary No Free Society Would Have Put Up With.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-11-23 20:08

Nothing attracted vitriol to my old blog Life Behind the IRon Drape more than the pieces I wrote on Mark Hotchin and Allan Hubbard (no relation).

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Just out today - Hotchin's — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-12-02 03:20
How about what they are still doing to Martin Armstrong — by seymourblogger on Fri, 2011-12-02 02:10
SFO appears to by totally — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-11-25 20:59

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Email to MP Kate Wilkinson, aka, Food Fascist

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2011-11-22 07:04

I have no idea what your Food Bill is about other than what I have seen on Campbell Live tonight.

But:

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See, you just have to keep fighting these buggers. — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-02-01 21:14
End of the Sausage Sizzle. — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-01-31 19:44
When I last visited NZ... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-01-31 11:24

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Galt's Gulch Crew: Richard Goyder (Coles, Australia).

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2011-11-20 19:29

'Enough is enough.'

From NBR: http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/%...

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UK: Surgeons resign over NHS cuts — by Sandi on Sat, 2011-12-03 18:30
This is strictly intentional and will get worse — by Sandi on Sat, 2011-11-26 23:01
Great link Sandi.Meanwhile, — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-11-25 20:57

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Doublespeak - Labour supports free, but regulated markets.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2011-11-20 02:19

Quoting David Parker in Labour's final party political broadcast that will go out this Friday.

For Rand's sake, don't let him near the minds of your kids ...

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Oxy moron — by robbo on Sun, 2011-11-20 21:04

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Objectivist Aesthetics: Romantic Realism - Literature - Examples Please.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-11-19 23:44

As we know, Rand described herself as a romantic realist.

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My dog marcus are we agreeing? — by seymourblogger on Sun, 2011-11-27 19:21
Yes Seymour... — by Marcus on Sun, 2011-11-27 17:59
Floating signs, all your examples — by seymourblogger on Sun, 2011-11-27 17:38

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Europe: One of the Ironies of History.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-11-19 04:03

It’s not hard to understand why France is the next planned economy to go down, and why Germany is now the o


Occupy Wellington Has Released Its Daft - sorry, Draft - Vision

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-11-18 01:46

Kim Jong Hickey has put their vision up here.

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Laissez faire more denotes a — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-11-23 19:28
Mark — by gregster on Wed, 2011-11-23 12:04
Sure... — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2011-11-23 08:44

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Fluff: Nanny Spanking on a Principal

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-11-16 02:53

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One of the things I've become annoyed at in Atlas Shrugged

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2011-11-15 23:55

I'm reading AS again before watching Part 1 of the movie. And I know all about use of symbol, imagery, motif. Yep, got all that.

But.

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This is Nietzsche — by seymourblogger on Thu, 2011-11-17 00:37
Marcus and Ross, yes, I — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-11-16 20:44
That's why I prefer The — by Peter on Wed, 2011-11-16 20:09

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Post Modern 'Hero' Descends Into Anti-Semitism - Or Does He?

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2011-11-15 19:21

Once you deconstruct yourself from reality, morality is relative, there is no right or wrong and interpretation is a fascist process. Right?

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Actually it matters not what economic system I back — by seymourblogger on Thu, 2011-11-24 02:17
From a personal sense — by seymourblogger on Thu, 2011-11-24 01:44
How avoiding any label for an — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2011-11-15 23:36

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US Politics: Nancy Pelosi in Serious Trouble

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2011-11-14 09:10

Hat-tip Eric Crampton, Pelosi won't be able to spin this: http://www.conservativecommune...

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Crony Capitalism — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-11-16 00:50
Don't you think... — by Marcus on Mon, 2011-11-14 10:44
Evil Bitch. — by Olivia on Mon, 2011-11-14 10:42

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Link: An interesting post from a new'ish blog called Classically Liberal - The Real Rand and Her Critics

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2011-11-13 03:27

I don't know who writes Classically Liberal, but I loved reading this post on dispelling the animosity shown to Rand on the (irrelevant) marketing error made with the initial DVD.

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Mark — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2011-11-13 06:30

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NZ Brute/Loon Watch: Artist Sam Mahon's Picture of Assassinated John Key

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-11-12 23:03

Storm in a teacup this one, certainly shouldn't be front page of the MSM:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/nationa...


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Tau Henare: Conversation With A Personable Slaver …

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-11-12 09:47

… Who knows not what he does. Just for once, I’m going to shut up.

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Setting brush fires alight — by Sandi on Fri, 2011-11-18 05:16
Democracy versus rights — by 0 on Sat, 2011-11-12 13:48

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Reply to Lew Stoddart at Kiwipolitico and the Left's cynical view of what it is to be human, and free ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2011-11-08 19:51

Before I start, something nice and fluffy.

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Typo alert — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-11-09 23:13

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Letter to the Editor (Press): Euthanasia.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2011-11-08 02:14

The only thing I have to say to Right to Life spokesbully Ken Orr, is I want the right to my life back please. It is no business of his how I choose to live or die.

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If you want the right to die legally — by seymourblogger on Mon, 2012-01-16 05:06
Mark — by Richard Goode on Mon, 2012-01-16 04:30
But you already have the — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-01-15 23:52

This is Where MSM Have Gone Wrong

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2011-11-07 21:10

Warning, Twitter offence about to happen.

@Tribeless1

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NZ Politics: I Have a Cunning Plan - Tax Childbirth

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2011-11-06 19:36

I know! I'm suggesting a tax. Bear with me ...

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You're cute gregster napster — by seymourblogger on Fri, 2011-11-11 12:11
She's not unemployed — by seymourblogger on Fri, 2011-11-11 12:09
This post features on the — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2011-11-08 08:39

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Interesting Stephen Franks Blog: Finally Someone (Else) Questioning Democracy

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-11-05 22:55

The blog is here: http://www.stephenfranks.co.nz...

Particularly interesting is this paragraph:


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TVNZ: How Much Dumber Can They Get

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-11-05 22:01

I'll get the embarrassing bit out of the way first: I'm a middle aged bloke who watches Coronation Street.

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from one middle aged white bloke — by 0 on Sun, 2011-11-06 19:57
Actually one of his sons — by seymourblogger on Sat, 2011-11-05 22:34
Here's a story - it's true. You can even ask him if you want to — by seymourblogger on Sat, 2011-11-05 22:33

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NZ Politics: For One Sector of our Economy, There Is An Argument for Voting Mr Brash, The Evils of Pragmatism Aside

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-11-05 21:37

I will be voting Libertarianz, but I've just made the below comment on Homepaddock's Blog.

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Sorry, this had a broken — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2011-11-07 20:33

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