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One Week Ban From The Standard ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2011-11-03 01:10

From 'The Standard': http://thestandard.org.nz/drun...

Recent Comments:
Mark — by Richard Goode on Sat, 2011-11-05 11:29
Richard, I posted to the — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-11-04 19:52
Agreed. Though I'm ticked off — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-11-04 19:51

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NZ Economy: My Challenge to David Cunliffe.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2011-10-31 08:59

Collectivists like Labour MP David Cunliffe don't believe men and women should be free to pursue their happiness through free markets; they believe in planned economies predicated on our planned lives


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NZ Politics: Q&A Minor Party Leader Debate This Morning.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-10-29 23:58

Depressing, quick and random observations on this morning’s minor parties leader debate.

Recent Comments:
"Personally, with Banksie in the mix, I’m Libertarianz — by Sandi on Mon, 2011-10-31 07:54
Agreed Olivia. For running — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2011-10-30 23:16
Personally... — by Olivia on Sun, 2011-10-30 21:54

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Red Alert III: To Clare Curran and David Cunliffe, from Behind Totalitarian Trev’s Ban.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-10-29 02:21
Recent Comments:
Thanks Gregster. There's so — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2011-10-31 00:48
Excellent Mark — by gregster on Sun, 2011-10-30 05:20
Cheers Sandi I shall keep — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2011-10-30 00:02

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I Reckon We Might be Over-Regulating Rain Water a Little Bit

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-10-26 00:51

Oh dear. I've got this sinking feeling, excuse the pun to come.

Recent Comments:
Nice link Richard — by Sandi on Sat, 2011-10-29 08:37
Frack me — by Richard Goode on Fri, 2011-10-28 06:39
Um, I'm not qualified to — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2011-10-27 22:28

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Bill English's Definition of Fairness Makes Him a Communist - How Am I Wrong?

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2011-10-25 20:11

I'd missed this stunning post from Kiwiblog, and it needs exposure every way and every where possible.

http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2011...

Recent Comments:
Reed — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2011-10-26 06:09
We are our brothers' — by reed on Wed, 2011-10-26 00:47
We are our brothers' keepers — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2011-10-25 23:44

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Let's Deal to the fallacy that Deregulating the Finance Industry Caused the Global Financial Crisis

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2011-10-24 04:28

Now that Totalitarian Trev's ban of my posting to Red Alert has been extended from five weeks to one year, I've had to go back to playing in Kim Jong Hickey's sandpit.

Recent Comments:
And — by gregster on Tue, 2011-10-25 05:24
What would Rand have said? — by seymourblogger on Tue, 2011-10-25 04:11

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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:

Recent Comments:
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.

Recent Comments:
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:

Recent Comments:
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.

Recent Comments:
"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 0 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...

Recent Comments:
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.

Recent Comments:
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.

Recent Comments:
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.

Recent Comments:
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

Recent Comments:
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
Recent Comments:
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.

Recent Comments:
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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