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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 0 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 0 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

Watch out for those Scientologists

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-11-24 09:07

We've got a granddaughter - seven years old - staying with us at the moment.

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... thinking this was a — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-11-25 04:58
Here was I ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-11-25 04:13
Next time — by gregster on Wed, 2010-11-24 10:58

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So this one's not going to be in the Christmas stocking then?

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-11-22 23:43

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To the critics of Andrew Krukziener on the comments threads at NBR:

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-11-22 08:16

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This is what slavery looks like:

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-11-22 05:59

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Against Kim Jong Hickey's Call to Regulation.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2010-11-20 21:10

Every single opinion piece from Kim Jong Hickey is now a call to regulate in one form or another: capital controls, tax this and that to 'rebalance' the economy because the freedom of markets can't be


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SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: My Suggested Fix for the New Zealand Finance Sector

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-11-18 04:14

SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: My Suggested Fix for the New Zealand Finance Sector

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November 19, 2010

Now the Securities Commission is going after Huljich Wealth Management for, amongst other things, Peter Huljich putting his own money in his own fund, to cover his investors. Huh?

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Oh dear, and look at the — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-11-18 08:24
Sorry Linz, I'm flat out of — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-11-18 05:10
Mark — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-11-18 04:42

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Fat flabby fascist fuckers flat footing furtively around the football field.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-11-17 04:15

Terry Serepisos is a Kiwi hero following his pursuit of happiness, and in that pursuit has brought happiness to football lovers in New Zealand for many years.

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(How does it feel to be part — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-11-17 10:04
Mark — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2010-11-17 08:26
Mmm: look at this from the — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-11-17 07:15

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Signs you are living in a police state # 57,849

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-11-12 00:30

When governments think they are in the business of bullying widows over whether they can sell their husbands' wrist watches or not:

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An Evil Fairy Tale in Modern Day New Zealand — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2010-11-14 05:55
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/ — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2010-11-13 22:27
In breaking news, the — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-11-12 20:18

Spammer Zapper

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-11-10 04:04

The first person to invent a machine that turns a spammer into a tosspot of salt on their chair immediately on their posting, gets to be Emperor.

They're becoming really annoying.


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Hubbard’s Done a Music Thread

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-11-10 01:18

In a true coming of age, this is my first music thread. I’ve been listening to the BBC Singers performing Rachmaniov’s Vespers for the last couple of hours (edit detail: while working).


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Big Brother State Being Imposed On Us Apace. Telecom and Vodafone Support Censorship of the Internet.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-11-03 03:42
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All NZ internet traffic going — by Rick Giles on Sun, 2010-11-07 16:52
All NZ internet traffic going — by reed on Sun, 2010-11-07 10:25
The abuse is unnecessary. If — by Rick Giles on Sun, 2010-11-07 08:38

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The first Auckland Super-City Council Opening and Len Brown

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-11-02 19:10

Did anyone else feel physically ill after watching this on the news last night?

(Surely if tobacco is now going to be effectively banned, there should have been a health warning on that item).


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Hobbit: One ring from an Aussie union has stuffed them all.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-10-20 18:43

A film technician's placard on the protest against the actors union (an Australian union) says it all.

'Thirty years to build an industry, one union boycott to destroy it.'

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Animal Farm — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2010-10-27 17:54
One key to rule them all! — by Marcus on Wed, 2010-10-27 08:07
A lucky escape for Linz! :-) — by Marcus on Wed, 2010-10-27 07:30

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A lesson in the evil of context dropping for pRick

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-10-19 03:38

In an effort to get pRick’s form of sneaky evil finally off Milton Davey’s celebration thread, I wanted to quote pRick referring to himself on this post to that thread: http://www.solopassion.com/nod

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Madam, there's no such thing — by PhilipD on Wed, 2010-10-20 08:40
You're completely ignoring — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2010-10-20 08:15
So, when I understand persons — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-10-19 20:58

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News items to make you laugh and cry all at once.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-10-18 01:31

Allan Hubbard ... my continuing thoughts.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-10-01 02:06

The below is as posted to Kim Jong Hickey's site.

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Getting real interesting now. — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-10-05 22:39
Spot on Mark. — by Sam Pierson on Sat, 2010-10-02 10:58

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Why you would vote Greens.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-09-28 22:21

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Yes, very funny. — by Richard Wiig on Wed, 2010-09-29 18:17
Hahaha — by Sam Pierson on Wed, 2010-09-29 06:28

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Here's the problem New Zealand has ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2010-09-26 19:55

And I need do little other than quote the article:


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Signing off ... (well, for now at least.)

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-09-01 04:03

[This was written one week ago and I have been dithering around over posting it or not.

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Haha Hey, there you — by Rick Giles on Sat, 2010-09-04 03:41
Per Rick's own thread, the — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2010-09-04 02:57
I’d be interested in your — by Rick Giles on Fri, 2010-09-03 09:25

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Allan Hubbard again ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-08-18 01:31

It is starting to look like, from various reports, the SFO may be having trouble making a case here. But that's not the point of this post. Copying and pasting direct from interest.co.nz:

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As I understand — by gregster on Wed, 2010-08-18 08:01
Well said. — by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2010-08-18 01:45

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(NZ) There's dumb, and then there's Chris Carter.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-07-29 05:14

Carter gets his marching orders: http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/c...

Chris Carter has done us a service today by:


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We are living in the ruthless Nanny Police State - believe it.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-07-27 06:59

The storm troopers of the Police State in our times are found in the taxing authorities, including our IRD.


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Um, Mr Jackson, can you leave my money alone please, now you have your $68 million Gulfstream

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-07-23 00:06

Hey, great plane Peter: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominio...

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Goodness. They're the single — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-07-26 20:53
Government to axe UK Film Council — by Marcus on Mon, 2010-07-26 15:28
Mark — by Rosie on Mon, 2010-07-26 07:17

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Quotation: Of Democracies and Nanny States - De Tocqueville

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-07-21 21:11

Nothing of mine in this post. I came across the following in the comments field of one of the threads on coordinationproblem.org.

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I think De Tocqueville was — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-07-21 21:20

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