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Which laws should we scrap?

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2010-07-01 08:03

In a historic move, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is asking people to submit ideas about which UK laws need to be scrapped.

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Miliband lives in a Marxist Universe says PM. — by Marcus on Thu, 2013-10-10 10:42
Under-25s would not be able to claim benefits — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-10-02 15:04
A secular miracle set the English-speaking peoples apart — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-09-25 11:47

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The Great Global Warming Swindle!!!

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Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2007-03-10 19:12

Surprise, surprise.

You can watch the entire thing now - for free - already on Google Video.
Watch it while you can, here is the link below.

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Bob Carter and ARI — by gregster on Fri, 2013-11-29 08:27
"Think for yourself" — by gregster on Sun, 2013-11-10 02:17
Shale gas is Rearden Metal — by Marcus on Mon, 2013-09-09 12:59

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Ayn Rand's last interview

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2013-08-16 07:59

This was posted yesterday on Facebook as the last interview (not complete though).

I can't be sure, but the information says it was 4 months before her death.

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Thanks for that Marcus — by gregster on Fri, 2013-08-30 09:50

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Bond goes SOLO

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2013-08-01 06:45

To be released on the 26th of September.

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Bond and safe sex — by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2013-08-02 18:42
I always — by Neil Parille on Fri, 2013-08-02 17:46
Don't take it lying down Linz — by gregster on Fri, 2013-08-02 12:30

Margaret Thatcher is dead!

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Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2013-04-08 12:02

From a stroke!

Just heard on the radio. More details when I have them.

Sad, at what we have lost!


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Jeremy Irons: Libertarian!

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2013-04-04 17:06
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Brilliant! — by mvardoulis on Fri, 2013-04-12 05:31
Oh he is... — by Marcus on Tue, 2013-04-09 09:06
Nice One Mr. Irons — by gregster on Tue, 2013-04-09 08:54

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The Iron Lady Falls while the Dark Knight Rises.

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Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2013-01-08 09:39

I watched the Iron Lady on TV last night and it was a travesty of a film, a confused mess.

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New series of Yes Prime Minister! — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-01-16 08:42
MT on Desert Island Discs... — by Marcus on Mon, 2013-01-14 14:06
What London "really" looks like... — by Marcus on Fri, 2013-01-11 13:09

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"We would have crossed the rubicon of writing elements of press regulation into the law of the land."

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2012-11-30 13:25
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In the teeth of fierce opposition itching for a new law regulating UK press and investigative journalism, David Cameron says:

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Labour's six pillars of wisdom to regulate the press — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-12-10 00:15
I've heard through the media... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-12-04 12:18
more good stuff — by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2012-12-04 04:13

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The American Revolution, part two!

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Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2012-11-13 13:24
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Well this is interesting.. — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2012-11-14 03:37

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Magna Carta: A timely reminder

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2012-11-04 22:40

On the weekend I visited Runnymede with the family. A timely reminder of the birthplace of "liberty under law" in the face of the US Presidential elections.


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Richard Dawkins: Sex, Death And The Meaning Of Life

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Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2012-10-24 10:08

New TV series on how Atheists should handle moral challenges.

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Atheism — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-10-24 10:55

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Romney KO

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Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2012-10-09 12:29
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Amazingly this photo was published before the debate!


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Clandon Park

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2012-09-16 17:52
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Last weekend I visited Clandon Park.

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Hilarious.... — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-09-17 13:11

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Click on "like" if you like, like this.

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Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2012-09-12 08:33

I heard this yesterday on BBC radio.


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Quote of the Day

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2012-09-02 08:50

"A familiar cry goes up - 'yes we want more housing, but no to every development - and not in my backyard'.


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You can't take the 'mickey out of Islam’ anymore, can you?

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Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2012-08-29 11:25

The BBC broadcast a comedy on Monday, Citizen Khan, the first ever Asian sitcom they've done.

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Now here is a girl that's fired up! — by Jules Troy on Tue, 2012-10-16 02:07
Anti-Islam film protest outside Google's London HQ — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-10-15 09:29
Citizen Khan gets second series — by Marcus on Wed, 2012-10-03 10:44

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The Temple of British Worthies

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Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2012-08-20 08:57
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On the weekend I visited the Landscape Gardens of Stowe House in Buckinghamshire.

By chance I happened across "the Temple of British Worthies" built in 1734.

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Ah... — by Olivia on Sat, 2012-08-25 22:32
My god! — by Olivia on Sat, 2012-08-25 22:29
Interesting Rosss... — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-08-25 07:01

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Quote of the day

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2012-08-16 16:18

"Judges, like politicians, are happiest when they can avoid confronting the real issues and this judgement is no exception to the rule.

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Right-to-die law appalling, says Health Minister Anna Soubry — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-09-08 15:35
Tony Nicklinson: Widow's hopes for campaign — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-08-28 10:08
Tony Nicklinson's 'courage' will lead to law change — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-08-23 14:08

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Time for Cigarette Producers to Quit Australia

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Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2012-08-15 09:10

Cigarette manufacturers in Australia have just lost a legal appeal to stop their products being sold in plain packaging.

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Frediano... — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-08-16 15:54
If I were a tobacco vendor in Australia... — by Frediano on Thu, 2012-08-16 14:11
And the newspapers read: — by Shane on Thu, 2012-08-16 08:31

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Four Lions

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Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2012-08-13 18:43

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Yes — by Shane on Mon, 2012-08-13 22:47

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This is why the US is screwed!

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2012-08-02 11:18

A black and white issue!

Romney Up 22 Points Among Whites

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Anti-discrimination... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-08-14 11:10
The more discriminating one is, — by Sandi on Mon, 2012-08-13 01:32
Marcus — by Doug Bandler on Sat, 2012-08-11 21:41

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Fifty shades of grey

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Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2012-07-30 13:31
At the local supermarket (just a city branch)

I suspect Ayn Rand would have loved this.

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Hahaah — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2012-11-10 13:29
Fifty Shades of Chicken! — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-11-10 13:01
How sad it is... — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-09-10 08:37

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Dumbed down NZ

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Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2012-07-30 12:48
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I saw this children's book today in the UK.

As you can see "proudly made in NZ".

Oh, the inhumanity of it.

How does English like this get past the editor's pen?

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OK, all is forgiven... — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-08-02 10:09
Is this serious? — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-08-02 09:19
rg — by Damien Grant on Wed, 2012-08-01 20:11

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Hitch-22: A Review

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2012-07-27 08:02
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Looks like you were right... — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-07-28 13:36
Marcus — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-07-28 10:03
He also quotes a poem... — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-07-28 09:51

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Quote of the Day

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Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2012-07-18 21:03

From Mandella's Robben Island Bible (i.e.


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D-Day: Merci! We will not forget you!

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Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2012-06-06 18:03

Today I would like to salute the brave men and women who invaded NAZI occupied France on the 6th of June 1944, 68 years ago in order to liberate her.

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Bomber command: Dambusters survivor at memorial unveiling — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-06-28 09:48
Make Magna Carta Day our national day — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-06-15 13:31
Merci ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2012-06-14 01:16

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Cometh the hour, cometh the man

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Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2012-05-14 16:20
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On the weekend I visited Blenheim Palace, the birth place of Winston Churchill, and I took some photos.


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What is the "I" inside?

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2012-04-29 08:11

In the Guardian today, two scientists argue over the extent to which we are governed by our unconscious thought processes. In other words, getting right down to the nitty gritty behind free will. The interest in this disagreement is that Tallis takes an objectivist-style argument which defeats his opponent.

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Marcus — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2012-05-01 19:47
Goode... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-05-01 19:18
Ross... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-05-01 18:47

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New Zealand is breeding a generation of Coke Heads

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2012-04-20 17:02

Not the type of Coke you may have been thinking of, but Coca Cola.

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I remember those locked cabinets... — by Marcus on Wed, 2012-04-25 15:39
Marcus, don't get me going on Tobacco :) — by Sandi on Wed, 2012-04-25 06:49
Rand couldn't have imagined that... — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-04-23 16:29

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Mike Wallace dies

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2012-04-08 17:44

Legendary interviewer of Ayn Rand died aged 93.

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Call me thick... — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2012-04-11 08:40
Having lived a long productive life... — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-04-09 10:34

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