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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.

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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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SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: Hide the Hypocrite

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2009-11-04 20:07

SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: Hide the Hypocrite

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November 5, 2009

I never had any faith in John Key, so I can’t be disappointed in his Bolgerite pragmatism.

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"Bolgerite pragmatism" — by gregster on Fri, 2009-11-06 09:51
Well, I hope you remember — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2009-11-05 21:03
I'm in the Act Party but — by kawaiigardiner on Thu, 2009-11-05 10:02

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Fuhrer Peter Dunne

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2009-11-04 09:13

On Backbenchers tonight:

'I think it would be very convenient if DNA samples were taken from all babies at birth. It will save all the intrusion and consent issues later on.'

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Police state, absolutely. — by Sandi on Sat, 2009-11-07 05:56

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The Night Witches - WW II Combat Women Squadrons.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2009-11-04 04:16

I realise this would seem a very strange site to be posting about Soviet heroes, but these women were a very brave group of individuals. I had no idea the Russians had three women squadrons in WWII.

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Cheers for this post Robert, — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2009-11-10 22:41
Mark, look up — by Robert on Tue, 2009-11-10 15:41
As far as I am aware Mark - Not combat — by Sandi on Tue, 2009-11-10 06:35

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What? Chris Trotter now pushing 'Libertarian Left' agenda!

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2009-09-22 04:40

What is this man doing now?

The last paragraph of his latest blog at: http://bowalleyroad.blogspot.c...

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Hey, Greg... — by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2009-09-22 09:59
Funny — by gregster on Tue, 2009-09-22 08:09
Anti-Tory — by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2009-09-22 06:25

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[Book] George Reisman - Capitalism

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2009-09-17 23:02

Mises.org have a review up today, albeit belatedly - printed 1998 - on this work by our very own Professor George Reisman.

http://mises.org/story/3712

Closing quotation:

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Cheers Adam, that's a good — by Hayden Wood on Sun, 2009-09-20 09:11
Excellent post, Adam — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2009-09-18 09:24
Yeah Callum — by gregster on Fri, 2009-09-18 07:43

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Does El Dorado exist afterall?

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2009-08-27 01:41

I know that in my lifetime, I am never going to hear a judge of any New Zealand Court say what this Argentinian judge says. Quoting from today's Press:

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Thanks Fred — by HWH on Fri, 2009-08-28 01:27
I got it, Frediano. — by Ptgymatic on Thu, 2009-08-27 22:45
It's all part of the... — by Frediano on Thu, 2009-08-27 17:50

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Movie: Inglorious Basterds (Incorrect spelling intentional!)

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2009-08-22 21:55

I'm hearing some wonderful things from overseas friends - it's not opened here yet - about this movie.

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I like the Kill Bills — by Ptgymatic on Mon, 2009-08-24 00:08
I haven't seen the film yet... — by Marcus on Sun, 2009-08-23 10:30
It's playing up north Mark — by gregster on Sun, 2009-08-23 06:59

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The offensive dick of the week award goes to ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2009-08-21 06:39

The compassionless swine of a Scottish Justice Minister who let the Lockerbie bomber go on 'compassionate grounds' to return to a hero welcome in his shithole of a country. Sick.

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I would have thought the Scots had much, much more sense. — by Marcus on Fri, 2009-08-21 12:55
Lockerbie bombing: the evidence — by Jameson on Fri, 2009-08-21 08:20
As much as it pains me to ask... — by Jameson on Fri, 2009-08-21 07:58

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All Blacks - Against the Bok this morning (warning - result spoiler)

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2009-08-02 00:32

I've just listened to Murray Deaker's opening spiel (Sunday, midday, ZB) about this mornings game, and can't disagree with any of it.

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Thanks a million for that Mark!!!!! — by HWH on Sun, 2009-08-02 02:33
Does anyone ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2009-08-02 02:00
Boks show some balls; All Blacks lick their own — by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2009-08-02 01:44

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Cafe Hayek

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2009-07-30 20:58

Has been offline for three days now. I hope this is not permanent. Does anyone have any news on the site?


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Folic Acid

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2009-07-16 02:42

Letter to the editor.

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Applause — by Sandi on Thu, 2009-07-16 10:23

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Music of the Founding Fathers

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2009-07-04 23:45

Following on from Olivia's signers of the Declaration of Independence thread, matters July 4th, and then on from that to the Founding Fathers - and despite it being not pc to mention state broadcaster


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