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Red Alert 2: Reply to Trevor Mallard II - Government Debt, Housing, Shooting Taxpayers.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-10-21 22:33

Trevor says:

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Mark — by Richard Goode on Fri, 2011-11-11 11:35
I take it back. Your post is — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-10-28 21:51
I've just has a look at the — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-10-28 21:50

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Red Alert 1 - Response to Trevor Mallard.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-10-21 01:14

Red Alert is Labour's blog.


Don't vote for this ruler of men ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2011-10-20 09:29

(Life Behind The IRon Drape archive: I might have lost the blog, but still have few posts on my hard drive - posting only those relevant to November election.)

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I've unbelievably spent some — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-10-22 03:56

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The Tantrums in Athens and Wall Street.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-10-19 23:30

I don’t know what sort of stupid you tag the people in Athens who at the same time are:

Protesting for more government services, and
Protesting against taxation increases.

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I see the government borrowed — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2011-10-20 04:06

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Save cellar door sales from the wowsers

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-10-19 04:42

My post to the petition thread sums it up:

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Reed, yes, that's dreadful. — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2011-10-20 21:26
What I don't understand — by Richard Goode on Thu, 2011-10-20 21:25
The petition is wrong - I — by reed on Thu, 2011-10-20 20:23

If Monty Python Designed a Tax System to Destroy a Family Business ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2011-07-19 03:01

That bloke Tribeless has asked me to cross-post another blog from: http://tribelesshispursuitofha...

Recent Comments:
Excellent Thread Mark — by Kasper on Sat, 2011-07-23 02:02
Tribeless says to say thank — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-07-20 05:18
Good Stuff Mark! — by Olivia on Wed, 2011-07-20 02:36

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Labour's Envy CGT: 'Save Our Future' = 'Take My Past' Savings - A Tax on Fictitious Gains

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-07-15 03:41

A post from Tribeless's Life Behind the IRon Drape blog: http://tribelesshispursuitofha...

A Twitter debate with Trevor Mallard shows up yet another anomaly with this proposed new tax (which I am chiefly against due to philosophical reasons, though we'll forget those for now).


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I'm renovating my other blog ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2011-07-14 05:07

http://tribelesshispursuitofha...

I've got some interesting material coming in line with the new theme ...

(Well, interesting to me).


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To Sacha Dylan - The Standard: No, Somalia is Nothing Like A Libertarian State. Couldn’t be Further From it.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2011-07-10 04:36

[Sorry I've been scarce. I've been making the odd post to my own blog, but thought I'd cross post this one here as every advocate of laissaz faire needs a 'no, free markets aren't comparable to Somalia' link.]


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The Power Lust of Politicians Knows No Bounds. Certainly Not Love.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-03-25 02:20

I think I've heard every excuse now, although the cynicism behind this is remarkable even for a politician.

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"I wonder how she's going to consummate this marriage" — by Sandi on Mon, 2011-03-28 09:11
"I am divorcing my husband — by Leonid on Sun, 2011-03-27 08:45
"I did not have sexual relations with this woman" — by Sandi on Sat, 2011-03-26 00:08

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Trotter in mouth.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2011-02-21 00:09

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Okay Doug ..

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-02-09 04:45

Knowing your attraction to the ladies, do you know anything about this? Eye

http://www.antaranews.com/en/n...

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It's alright, I've found — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2011-02-10 04:27
Mmm. Well, if it's not you, — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-02-09 09:12
Wasn't me — by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2011-02-09 07:37

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Pike River II: Nanny State and Charity.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2011-01-16 08:24

More heartache at Pike River, with the bureaucrats again at the heart of it:

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


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Kiri Te Kanawa's Favourite Mozart Arias

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-01-14 21:03

I realise not many 'in here' will be following the programming of state radio. BBC only keeps a radio show up for a week:


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The most important quizz of 2010.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-01-14 10:09

The end-of-year wine quizz: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/quiz...

Ashamed to say I only scored seven out of eleven.


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Don't Hold that Press Conference.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-01-12 23:20

One of the road markers of a movement toward a free society is the right to privacy of every individual who desires it.

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Common decency — by Richard Goode on Sat, 2011-01-15 01:49
Mark — by Deborah Coddington on Fri, 2011-01-14 08:48
Best I can tell ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2011-01-14 07:29

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Refuting Noelle McCarthy.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-01-01 08:07

In her NBR op-ed today , Noelle McCarthy opines for the goodness of the Helen Clarks of this world, and the UN, and that august institution’s mandate to end poverty.

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Apologies for leaving my — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2011-01-10 09:29
Plagiarism — by Deborah Coddington on Sun, 2011-01-02 20:41
Isn't this ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2011-01-02 05:21

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The Regulation Series: Why Twitter Could Never be Created in NZ:

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-12-21 20:42

[ Cross post from: http://tribelesshispursuitofha... ]


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SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: Of Hotchin, Finance Company Collapses, and Our Over-Regulated Lives

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-12-16 21:53

SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: Of Hotchin, Finance Company Collapses, and Our Over-Regulated Lives

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December 17, 2010

I don’t know Mark Hotchin, nor Allan Hubbard. I have no idea whether their activities have been above board or not.

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Good stuff — by gregster on Sun, 2010-12-19 06:12
One of your best Mark! KASS — by Sandi on Sun, 2010-12-19 04:32
What Twitter doesn't have... — by Frediano on Fri, 2010-12-17 21:56

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Interesting Dilbert Cartoon This Morning.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-12-07 21:00

It's hard not to draw the conclusion he has a particular philosophy in mind Smiling

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Recent Decent Book — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2010-12-13 05:41
I'm not sure who the butt of the joke is... — by Marcus on Thu, 2010-12-09 15:16
The Dogbert Dismissal — by Luke Setzer on Thu, 2010-12-09 13:21

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Goff: Caught Between a Subsistence, Slave Economy and a Contradiction.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-12-07 19:57

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Distribution and our Political Masters

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-12-07 03:20
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All good points — by gregster on Tue, 2010-12-07 07:52

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Income Inequality yadda yadda

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-12-06 23:34

The MSM is reaching fever pitch on this issue, but none of the commentators seem to realise that any 'susposed answer' to it, is a justification of the use of force by the State, and the abrogating of an individual's freedom.

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Funny — by Frediano on Sun, 2010-12-19 15:51
Good stuff Mark — by gregster on Tue, 2010-12-07 07:38
Mark ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2010-12-07 01:57

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United in Hypocrisy.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-12-03 04:57

Unions believe a fair world is a world that has high taxation and wealth redistribution. Given this, I reckon unions ought to put their tax money where their ideology is: with the IRD.

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A wee addendum that'll — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-12-03 22:28

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How Regulation is Killing the Open Market.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-12-01 23:39

Whoops: to anyone coming in here via the link from NotPC, this thread was originally called the Authorised Financial Advisor (AFA) Regulations ... thread.

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Regulation and Political Sheeple/Sandi :) Pleasing Xenophobia — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-12-06 05:46
Property Market Imbalance due to Over-Regulation — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2010-12-05 21:01
Regulation in NZ is Killing our Share Market — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-12-03 23:44

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The body politic of the Nanny State.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-11-30 10:29

Unfortunately, this man is in microcosm the body politic of the modern Western Nanny State:

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


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My pet peeve again ... Thank Goblin for Israel, but I'd like to tell you guys where you can stick your shechita.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-11-29 05:05

There are many pre-conditions of a civilized, free society, too many to list in fact because we are so far from that ideal, but before we get there we’ll need to see, finally, the last priest hanging

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"Thanks Leonid, but I'll — by Leonid on Mon, 2010-12-06 21:39
Thanks Leonid, but I'll — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-12-06 21:15
"I"m very aware of the — by Leonid on Mon, 2010-12-06 20:33

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Hitchens v Tony Blair debate on religion - 26 November, 2010 - already on YouTube.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2010-11-28 19:40

This debate was in Toronto on Friday. It's already up on Youtube, but is in nine parts. Here's the first:

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Rabbi Hillel the Elder... — by Marcus on Mon, 2010-11-29 11:18
Well ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-11-29 08:42
As usual Hubbard ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-11-29 06:50

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VS Naipaul pulls out of writers' event over Islam row

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-11-25 19:38
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One gets so tired ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-11-25 20:18

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SOLO-International Op-Ed: Pike River—It's the Greens, Stoopid!

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-11-24 12:57

SOLO-International Op-Ed: It's the Greens, Stoopid!

Mark Hubbard
November 24, 2010

I feel empathy for the families and friends whom the perished miners leave behind; only a monster would have no such empathy. I do not feel grief though, for the same reason I feel no personal grief for the millions of young men who died in the last two world wars: I knew none of them personally, as I knew none of these men.

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Ahem: vindication — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-12-16 00:37
Interesting Hilton — by gregster on Mon, 2010-11-29 05:47

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