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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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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:

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No-one should be surprised — by Duncan Bayne on Sat, 2009-05-30 23:40
And somebody insists that — by 0 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

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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.

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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
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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).

 

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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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