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National Socialism and UN Women

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-07-05 03:28

The great thing about most government releases now is that the lover of liberty doesn't even need to provide commentary.

Drum roll ...

... wait for it.

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UN Millenium Goal - New World Orders Number 3 — by Sandi on Tue, 2010-07-06 07:05
Equaltiy worship — by Doug Bandler on Mon, 2010-07-05 04:52
Castrationgate! — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-07-05 04:43

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Krugman and the American Mental Breakdown

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2010-07-04 20:39

Over breakfast this morning I made the mistake of switching to CNN where Krugman was being interviewed.


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Happy July 4 American forum contributors.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2010-07-03 22:55

One of the days in history that freedom took a good turn.


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Tribeless - Reprise of June (and July'ish)

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2010-07-03 00:26

Tribeless has just rung me on the bat phone, and asked I summarise his favourite posts of the month up on NBR or Hickey's Interest.co.nz .


(NZ) Yet more tax increases driving me away from drink ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-07-01 04:41

It just gets worse. ETS, GST increases, ACC increases, and today they slip in another increase in alcohol excise taxes.

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... and yet more taxes on — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-07-02 02:08
It is quite surprising that NZ... — by Marcus on Thu, 2010-07-01 07:26

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The Reading Thread

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-07-01 03:41

Rosie made the mistake of asking me for a list.

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NZ Book Review: Relief - by Anna Taylor. And My Best of 2010 — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-12-17 01:52
Gregster: I've not heard of — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2010-12-05 19:42
Mark — by Rosie on Sun, 2010-12-05 18:54

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(NZ) Allan Hubbard - A Reprise (Before the Event). Related Party Transactions.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-06-29 10:54

I’ve been thinking of Allan Hubbard’s ‘defence’ beforehand, as my opinion is he is a man of integrity, and there is no fraud in Aorangi or the seven trusts, however, I also believe he is not going to

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In thirty years Aorangi never — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-06-29 20:29

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(US) New Financial Regulation

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2010-06-26 22:11

I'm just pasting my closing comments from one of my Allan Hubbard posts in order to start a new topic.

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According to CNN the — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2010-06-27 06:16

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The P in Peter Dunne actually stands for Persecution

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-06-22 03:36

This is one of the blackest days since the National Socialists came in.

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Cameron and Obama agree on budget cuts — by Marcus on Wed, 2010-06-23 14:57
I remember when I first started voting... — by Marcus on Tue, 2010-06-22 13:03
All SOLO releases featuring — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-06-22 09:53

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(NZ) Allan Hubbard

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-06-21 07:18

[For the record, Allan Hubbard is no relation.

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First time I've seen this thread — by Brant Gaede on Sat, 2010-07-31 00:33
My current position. — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-07-30 23:44
My thoughts on the first — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-07-15 02:03

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Green Russel Norman Protesting the Chinese with the Tibetan Flag

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-06-18 11:07

What on earth does the leader of the Green Party think he can add to the debate on freedom from Government coercion and compulsion, when every Green policy requires Government coercion of the actions,


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Of Cruelty and Bureaucracy.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-06-16 21:00

The below story in the Timaru Herald this morning requires little in the way of preamble.

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A warning would help ... — by Curt Holmes on Thu, 2010-06-17 13:03
Meanwhile in Lower Hutt... — by Lance on Thu, 2010-06-17 11:56
Yeah well I've got to stop — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-06-17 02:27

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Can we start the revolution yet please?

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-06-14 05:18

That Tribeless bloke has been posting again on the NBR:

" ... Dr Bollard said New Zealand has relatively high foreign investment in New Zealand but not much investment overseas ..."


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No, no, no. Not that Annette.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-06-10 04:52

In response to Labour MP Shane Jones extravagance on his credit card with my money, including the purchase of porn in motels, Annette King says her boy is embarrassed, and now wants to be whipped.

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Understandable Mark. He's — by Sam Pierson on Thu, 2010-06-10 09:59
Yes, McCully, Mapp, the David — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-06-10 08:31
Actually ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-06-10 08:11

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The International Police State

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-06-09 00:19

You'd do well to not think on it as a conspiracy theory.

Think you have any privacy at all from it? Nah. You'd have to be delusional to think that.

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Now, I'm no prude, but on the — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-06-10 00:33
Well said, Tribeless ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-06-09 06:42
Good parallel Sandi. On a — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-06-09 05:33

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Kobo Reader

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2010-05-29 11:02

I bought one today (Google it), and set up my Whitcoulls account.


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NZ: Budget - Opinion

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-05-21 00:08

From my client e-letter this morning:

I know there are many accolades for yesterday's budget, but it only gets 2 out of 10 from me. (Though you knew that, didn't you).

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Follow up - The Attack on LAQC's an Own Goal for a Farmer Govt. — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-05-31 05:23
Most email apps.. — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2010-05-21 02:14
If you use Gmail, you can — by Luke H on Fri, 2010-05-21 01:57

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It's official, the West, it lost ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-03-30 01:45
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The West has lost, its leaders capitulate for all to see — by Sandi on Wed, 2010-03-31 10:12
Okay — by Brant Gaede on Tue, 2010-03-30 05:20

Letter to the Editor (The Press) - Islam in New Zealand

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-03-30 01:35

The father of modern multiculturalism, Montesquieu, in his The Spirit of Laws (1748) while expressing a delight in cultural diversity, always held that though all cultures might be equally valu

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Very good question Mr Hubbard — by Sandi on Tue, 2010-03-30 06:50

I can only assume Rodney Hide was never a free marketer.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-03-18 04:01

Finance Minister Bill English and Regulatory Reform Minister Rodney Hide have announced the creation of a Productivity Commission early next year to help boost New Zealand’s economic perfo

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Yeah — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-03-18 04:10

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We must have at least one moron in our judiciary - verdict at Waihopai

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-03-17 06:04

Three men have been found not guilty of breaking into and damaging the Waihopai spy base near Blenheim.

...

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Let's sit on it — by gregster on Wed, 2010-03-17 06:42
I suppose — by gregster on Wed, 2010-03-17 06:31
No Gregster, I've come to — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-03-17 06:29

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Obama's next target ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2010-03-13 21:21

Education, of course:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03...

He certainly is skilled in the rhetoric, some of this reads well, but:

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Secular Enemies of Liberty — by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2010-03-14 21:36
I 'think' I remember reading — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2010-03-14 20:28
Exodus for Americans — by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2010-03-14 14:44

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Birds playing guitar better than death metal group

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-03-12 21:54

The fact that these guitar playing birds are easier on the ear, and actually have more melody than the average hirsute death metal guitar player, is significant.

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The Caged Birds — by John Donohue on Sat, 2010-03-13 06:43
Now Ross ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-03-13 06:10
Hey, Mark... — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2010-03-13 05:50

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(NZ) Cricket

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-03-03 01:48

First ODI between NZ and Australia today. If you're stuck behind a computer working, then you can still follow the game with automatic desktop updates.

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Third ODI — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-03-09 04:44
I've been looking out ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-03-08 01:03
... we might be saved by the — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2010-03-06 04:29

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My argument for when the NIOF principle can be legitimately broken ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-02-24 03:28

Dealing with spamsters.

Especially spamsters selling essay writing sites. (They seem to have attached themselves to SOLO.)

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Spammers... — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2010-02-24 07:05

Opera at the food court

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-02-23 22:27

Possibly the purists will get a bit snuffly and tosspotish over this, but I like it Eye And what a great way to drum up business at the food court, plus these improvisations do bring out a sense of lif

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As easy as that. Cheers! — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-02-23 23:21
Do keep up Hubbard! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2010-02-23 23:12

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Oh no, Tiger too!

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2010-02-20 03:03

As his Thai-born mother sat with arms folded across her chest, Woods said part of his rehab would include a return to his Buddhist faith.

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Originally posted to my — by LuckyPenne on Sat, 2010-02-20 03:55

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Suicide note of a ... man ... pushed over the brink.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-02-18 23:43

This is a follow up of my FOX thread this morning, about the man who flew his plane into an IRS building in Texas.

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A Good Man Driven Crazy by Uncle Sam — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2010-02-22 19:10
It's not fair to lump McVeigh — by Aaron on Sun, 2010-02-21 18:01
A Sweet Middle Finger to Bureaucratic Tyrannical Gov't — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2010-02-21 17:53

If you turn on FOX news now ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-02-18 19:03

... you can watch the IRS building in Austin, Texas burning to the ground. Some bloke flew his plane into the building.

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The tax authorities... — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2010-02-18 20:21

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This beauty is currently anchored directly below our house.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2010-01-23 22:59
nirvana.jpg

Built at the Vitters Shipyard (Holland I think), more pictures and technical specs here:

http://www.vitters.com/recent_...


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