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I'll be interested to see if Bernard Hickey leaves this up.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2009-06-19 03:59

Before starting, Bernard Hickey runs a very interesting economics blog, here: http://www.interest.co.nz/rate...


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Cullen II - Today's horror story: budget

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2009-05-28 02:34

From the new Socialist's introduction to his hideous speech today:

Recent Comments:
No-one should be surprised — by Duncan Bayne on Sat, 2009-05-30 23:40
And somebody insists that — by Leonid on Sat, 2009-05-30 07:59
Thank you, Gregster — by Jameson on Fri, 2009-05-29 10:47

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My hero for this week: Peter Schiff's father

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2009-05-24 22:21

I've followed the son for some while (and interesting to see he no longer gets much air time because his message is seen as too depressing), but

Recent Comments:
On Peter Schiff — by F L Light on Wed, 2009-05-27 03:29
Yeah, like, the ultimate — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2009-05-25 05:10
Good point Gregster. I've — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2009-05-25 05:07

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Venezuela soon to be entering the food basket case club.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2009-03-05 23:30


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There's traitors, retards, then Soros

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2009-02-23 08:21

I don't understand how there can have been such a dearth of knowledge in our supposed capitalist icons (yeah right).

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Mark... — by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2009-03-01 00:32

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Well done Mr Jameson - the EFA is no longer

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2009-02-12 03:35

It appears you 'basically' have been vindicated.

The EFA is being  repealed.

I eat my words.

Recent Comments:
A pleasant surprise — by mvardoulis on Fri, 2009-02-13 04:00
Yay — by Matty Orchard on Thu, 2009-02-12 10:59
This is — by gregster on Thu, 2009-02-12 10:30

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A timely article ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2009-02-08 20:43

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Heroes Thread

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2009-02-07 00:17

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Good idea, Mark — by PhilipD on Fri, 2009-02-13 05:13
This weeks hero — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2009-02-08 20:48
True, true... — by Jameson on Sat, 2009-02-07 01:53

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Obama and Adam Smith!

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2009-01-20 07:50

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I'm afraid you may be right, Aaron... — by mvardoulis on Wed, 2009-01-21 06:38
I hadn't thought of that. — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2009-01-20 19:21
I take this as discouraging: — by Aaron on Tue, 2009-01-20 15:10

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Michael Hill leaving NZ

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2009-01-05 19:29

I'm just back from ten days away, and still trying to catch up on a bit of business reading. This one caught my eye:


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I'm not drinking Steinlager anymore (letter to editor - Press)

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2008-12-23 21:13

I love my beer, but I love my freedom from tyranny more.

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Michael — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2009-01-08 20:55
Forget that crap buy a road — by michael fasher on Thu, 2009-01-08 20:31
I have a feeling, looking at — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2009-01-07 18:43

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Help me please; I agree with Keith Locke

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2008-12-14 03:38

And this is the scene of the crime: http://www.newstalk.co.nz/news...

 

Quote:

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Got it! — by mvardoulis on Tue, 2008-12-16 10:30
Oh dear, dear Nephew ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2008-12-16 10:13
"Anarcho"-Saddamite...? — by mvardoulis on Tue, 2008-12-16 09:48

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Sick. The Welfare State minces up another poor sod little victim.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2008-12-13 22:41

http://www.newstalk.co.nz/news...

 

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14/12/2008 11:08:07

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I heard about this -we might — by Callum McPetrie on Sun, 2008-12-14 04:26

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Environment Court - I'm gobsmacked

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2008-12-07 19:29

Did anyone else here realise - I didn't - that a 'conviction' in the Environment Court gives you a criminal record?

 

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I did not know this weed — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2008-12-08 21:02
Jimson Weed — by F L Light on Mon, 2008-12-08 20:32
Damn it, that's just what I — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2008-12-08 07:37

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ACC: The perfect chance for the Nats

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2008-12-02 03:50
Recent Comments:
I'm not taking that bet — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2008-12-02 05:45
Keep dreaming - they'll prop — by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2008-12-02 05:24

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Today's letter to the Editor: Press

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2008-12-02 01:57

Michael Robinson states (2/12) 'private enterprise has led the world to ... disaster'.


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That Bastard Greenspan

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2008-10-23 19:41

This is simply a cross post from another blog I post to (which is password protected).

 

Recent Comments:
I'd Given Up Long Ago — by Billy Beck on Fri, 2008-10-24 07:18
Treason, yes, Cowardice Yes — by gregster on Fri, 2008-10-24 00:11
Liberty Dying — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2008-10-23 21:51

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Gawd - the average voter

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2008-10-15 23:19

Leighton Smith played this on his show this morning. It's hilarious, and sick, all at the same time.

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Stinking Democracy — by Sandi on Thu, 2008-10-16 09:43
This is the exact reason — by HWH on Thu, 2008-10-16 00:25

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World Equity Markets

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2008-09-15 20:17

What a mess. Lehman Brothers down, AIG going ... this is surely, on a global basis, worse that '87. Does anyone else have stats?

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McCain speaks to the crisis on Wall Street — by William Scott Scherk on Wed, 2008-09-17 18:14
Both — by Mario on Wed, 2008-09-17 10:58
Could someone please — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2008-09-17 10:43

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Good on the Free Radical

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2008-09-12 02:01


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Matthew Hooton predicting Greens to take 10% of vote

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2008-09-06 06:16

My last two posts to his blog:

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In solidarity we enslave.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2008-08-31 22:09

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Microsoft Service Pack 3 - Help please.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2008-08-31 02:17

I can't find a solution to this from Googling.

 

Any of you on automatic update will have installed this by now - last week for my computer.


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NZ Politics: Winston

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2008-08-28 05:49

I reckon he is kaput.

 I'm trying to draft up a press release, but anyone else in welcome in the meantime ....

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I've been thinking — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2008-08-29 22:52
"Who would you rather go out — by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2008-08-29 13:05
Yes. Although, and don't — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2008-08-29 09:10

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Today's letter to the editor (Sandi and the Commander would be proud :) )

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2008-08-21 02:28

Bets on this being published?

 

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Sure they could strike it — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2008-08-22 21:26
Sandi — by gregster on Fri, 2008-08-22 01:03
The spread of islam in Aussie — by Sandi on Fri, 2008-08-22 00:30

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Lindsay Mitchell

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2008-08-21 00:15

I have a huge amount of respect for Lindsay, gained from reading her blog for a long time now. Yes, ACT, but I've always considered her a Libertarian: a freedom lover.

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ACT lost the plot — by gregster on Thu, 2008-08-21 04:52
Oh for Christ's sake, — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2008-08-21 01:05
ACT losing their way? From — by Lance on Thu, 2008-08-21 00:53

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Olympics - NZ - Ben Fouhy

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2008-08-20 12:02

Fantastic seeing him make it through his semi-final.

The interview after his heat was not KASS, but refreshingly honest, turning the pap, rote interview against the reviewer.

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No probably about it, Mark — by Jameson on Wed, 2008-08-20 23:23
Lovely. . . — by Jameson on Wed, 2008-08-20 23:03
The radio report didn't say — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2008-08-20 22:46

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IRD are out of control

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2008-08-19 07:43

I don't need to add much, just read the link.

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Email to Technical Officer — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2008-08-19 22:17
Email to Damien O'Connor this morning — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2008-08-19 22:13
Kasper, the worse batch of — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2008-08-19 22:09

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What is wrong? It's all in The Press

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2008-08-15 02:47

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"David is a self styled Libertarian" — by Robert on Sat, 2008-08-16 06:29

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SOLO-NZ Press Release: Ratepayer Money Goes to Mayor Parker's Head

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2008-08-09 04:00

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Ratepayer Money Goes to Mayor Parker's Head

August 9, 2008

Mayor Parker, once again you have allowed my money to go to your head, says SOLO spokesman Mark Hubbard.

Recent Comments:
Nefarious — by Chris Robertson on Mon, 2008-08-11 20:42
Hey, I've got my very first stalker :) — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2008-08-11 20:22
I can certainly empathise — by Elijah on Mon, 2008-08-11 06:21

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