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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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Intellectual Property - the contract of - and the Theft of Copying

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2010-01-16 02:35

Out of interest, where do SOLOists stand on the issue of intellectual property, file copying and file sharing.

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I thought so. — by Jay Lakner on Sun, 2010-02-07 03:19
Mark Hubbard - A crosspost — by Bala on Tue, 2010-02-02 02:06
I should explain. — by Jay Lakner on Sat, 2010-01-30 05:04

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Whaleoil and Name Suppression

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-01-15 22:28

The below is a copy of the post of have put up on the RadioLive forum.

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More accurately WSS — by gregster on Sat, 2010-01-16 23:08
RadioLive asks "Is blogger Cameron 'Whale Oil' Slater a hero?" — by William Scott Scherk on Sat, 2010-01-16 17:14
I've been following the name — by reed on Sat, 2010-01-16 11:05

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Hollywood not totally airhead - mostly though

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-01-08 21:45

There's Jon Voight, and now from the quotations of the week as printed in the Press every Saturday, another possible candidate for reason:

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No I never Googled. I was — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-01-13 02:41
The Gramsci/Alinsky/Chomskyans ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-01-09 22:45
Benefit of the Doubt — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2010-01-09 22:39

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Stephen Boydstun's 'Economics' thread

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-01-04 08:52

I'm taking a real liberty here by copying and pasting Stephen's post to another thread that I would love to follow up on, Atlas and economics, but which has become derailed in that other thread.

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That said... — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2010-01-07 09:15
Frank... — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2010-01-07 09:12
The Stossel poll has been — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-01-04 21:48

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Message to NZX chief, Mark Weldon.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-01-01 05:46

While I think the coming tax attack on property is abhorrent, and it doesn’t solve NZ’s true problem being intrusive government in the business sector (and our lives), I am becoming disheartened by th


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Atlas Shrugged Poll

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-01-01 02:12

Over my diatribe the other day against FOX, I forgot the excellent John Stossell.

He's running a poll ... http://stossel.blogs.foxbusine...

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This Bokke - All Black thing is here to stay boet — by HWH on Thu, 2010-01-07 06:18
[They're dizzy buggers those — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2010-01-07 05:26
"Twas so good it had to be said twice Linz — by HWH on Thu, 2010-01-07 05:19

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Michael Caine's favourite book is ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2009-12-23 21:46

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/e...


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I've had a gutsful.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2009-12-23 10:32
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I hope — by gregster on Wed, 2009-12-23 10:53

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Good. Tony Veitch is back on air, next year ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2009-12-23 03:08

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FOX has the Christ virus too badly for me to watch now ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2009-12-22 20:09

Last night on Hannity, a panel of three, one presenter, looked at the Anglican signage controversy here in little old New Zealand, devoting about ten minutes to it.

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Just what we need... — by Jmaurone on Sun, 2009-12-27 01:58
Seriously?? — by Robert on Sun, 2009-12-27 01:34
Pajamas TV: Same Virus as Fox — by Wayne Simmons on Wed, 2009-12-23 18:18

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Another Warren Buffet Libertarian Tweet

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2009-12-18 08:27

This is definitely getting interesting. Warren Buffet's second Libertarian styled tweet of today.

Quote:

http://economycollapse.blogspo...

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Hey I WISH that Warren Buffet — by Jason Quintana on Sat, 2009-12-19 03:00
Well there's a surprise. — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2009-12-19 01:44
Well, because I think — by Jason Quintana on Sat, 2009-12-19 00:46

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Warren Buffet tweeting a Libertarian Blog - Collapse of USD?

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2009-12-18 02:18

Busy day for me here today.

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It'll be interesting for sure — by gregster on Fri, 2009-12-18 02:57

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National Well Down the Road to Apartheid and an Even Bigger Nanny State.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2009-12-18 01:14

This story has gone completely under my radar. I've not read anything of it before:

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/n...


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2009 Awards Thread

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2009-12-17 19:56

[Feel free to add to the thread.]

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Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Al Gore... — by Marcus on Thu, 2009-12-17 20:04

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Heller interview on NZ radio this coming Saturday morning.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2009-12-09 23:57

Talking to Kim Hill on Socialist radio - can't wait to hear Hill's direction of the interview (pity I'm on a business trip Friday and Saturday, so I hope they keep a clip online): I bet she can't help

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Kim Hill did some research... — by Marcus on Tue, 2009-12-15 12:59
Revealing — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2009-12-12 07:28
Just got back from my trip, — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2009-12-12 06:01

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Belly laugh ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2009-12-08 02:54

I don't know why, other than it's some sort of illness in me, but I can't help myself reading Chris Trotters blog.

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Ha. — by Kasper on Tue, 2009-12-08 21:24
Thing is, Mark... — by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2009-12-08 06:42
I think she would have but it's a close call — by gregster on Tue, 2009-12-08 04:36

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Mike Moore

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2009-12-06 00:15

He's a very interesting case.

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Why is that politicians never say... — by Marcus on Sun, 2009-12-06 18:46
Moore is better — by gregster on Sun, 2009-12-06 02:54

This kid must have thought Obama was a Libertarian ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2009-12-05 20:58
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Misbegotten notions — by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2009-12-08 09:39

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Obama's Teleprompter fails.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2009-11-18 23:03

Climate Change Redux

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2009-11-08 21:13

I read the below article over breakfast this morning: Libertarians and delusionism -

http://johnquiggin.com/index.p...

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Mark... — by Marcus on Thu, 2009-11-12 12:47
By good timing NotPC has just — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2009-11-09 20:28
The link will just make you — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2009-11-09 19:05

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