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Why do our Mainstream politicians lack his passion?

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2012-03-30 10:20

Why is just evil bastards like George Galloway who have passion and tenacity in politics these days?

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Daniel Hannan is one of the good guys... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-04-03 07:59
However, — by Shane Pleasance on Mon, 2012-04-02 23:12
Daniel Hannan — by Shane Pleasance on Mon, 2012-04-02 22:58

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Is Machiavellian thought compatible with Objectivism?

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2012-03-16 17:20

I know what you're thinking, "the ends justify the means" doesn't sound very Objectivist.

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Well this — by Jules Troy on Tue, 2012-03-20 00:57
Apropos Linz... — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-03-19 18:54
Indeed Linz... — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-03-19 08:30

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Left A Little

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Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2012-02-21 11:34

I came across this 1964 album from the Goons by accident. It is called, How to win an election (or not lose by much).


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Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2012-01-29 08:43

Andrew Bates on Facebook posted a photo of this quote this on the side of a bus, although it didn't really happen - it was just a suggestion on Richard Dawkins' website.

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Yes I do know about Buzz... — by Marcus on Sun, 2012-01-29 22:12
The point is — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2012-01-29 20:01
And... — by Marcus on Sun, 2012-01-29 17:58

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Wikipedia begins blackout in protest against US anti-piracy laws

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Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2012-01-18 11:34

"English version of website goes offline for 24 hours as part of 'day of darkness' in protest at US anti-piracy laws."

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Daily Reckoning — by gregster on Thu, 2012-01-19 21:28
A maxim to live by: — by Robert on Thu, 2012-01-19 16:13
"Last month, Dodd argued that — by Callum McPetrie on Thu, 2012-01-19 01:06

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Merry Christmas!

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2011-12-23 15:55

Young Michael Moore gets his comeuppance from Milton Friedman.

Ho, ho, ho!

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Good clip Marcus. Thanks for — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2011-12-27 03:55

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New Muppets Movie is Communist propaganda!

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Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2011-12-07 11:27

Bad guy is called, "Tex Richman."

"This has been going on for decades." Fox Business News.

Ain't that the truth!

Why did it take so long for the US media to realise this?

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while i can appreciate the artistry — by Jules Troy on Mon, 2012-02-06 07:16
The Muppets Attack Fox News — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-02-03 18:41
Muppetry, alas — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2011-12-08 10:19

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How far should individual privacy be protected from journalists?

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2011-12-02 11:37

Should privacy be protected separately in law? Should phone hacking be considered to be theft of property? How about looking through someones rubbish? Do you have a right to privacy in public?

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PCC chair says he has media backing for self-regulation plan — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-11-26 10:20
Britain's press must remain free — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-10-25 13:51

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I saw this on the side of a bus today...

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Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2011-10-18 20:23

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Not funny... — by Marcus on Fri, 2011-10-28 08:11
Nice sort of Lacan reply — by seymourblogger on Thu, 2011-10-27 20:58
Lost on me too — by seymourblogger on Thu, 2011-10-27 20:57

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Quote of the Day - Stephen Fry

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2011-10-13 12:58
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Now I feel foolish! — by Marcus on Wed, 2012-01-25 11:31

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Good without gods

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2011-07-17 18:05

A thought provoking video.

Not perfect, but close.

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Richard — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2011-08-09 10:10
Reed — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2011-08-09 09:09
Picky, picky, picky. — by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2011-07-19 07:47

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The Lark Ascending - Vaughan Williams

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2011-06-12 19:34

Age of Crap? Me thinks not.


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Baby Rose

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Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2011-05-30 18:17

Born 5am this morning, Monday 30th of May.

A Rose by any other name would not smell as sweet.

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Thanks for that... — by Marcus on Tue, 2011-05-31 13:24
Congratulations Marcus! And — by Lance on Tue, 2011-05-31 09:22
Good news Marcus — by gregster on Tue, 2011-05-31 07:39

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Will Donald Trump be the next Ronald Reagan?

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Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2011-04-18 19:53

In episode-long special interview with Hannity Trump sounds like he's going to run.

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US Manufacturing Has More Than Doubled Since 1975 — by 0 on Tue, 2011-05-03 01:55
Obama Trumps Donald — by Marcus on Wed, 2011-04-27 21:51

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I've just gone off New Zealand Lamb.

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2011-04-07 13:11

"Most lamb imported from New Zealand by British supermarkets has been slaughtered according to Muslim law, but this is not mentioned on packaging."

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Reed you are right — by Sandi on Sat, 2011-04-09 04:03
Marcus I have just posted without seeing this. — by Sandi on Sat, 2011-04-09 03:58
I suspect that it's been that — by reed on Thu, 2011-04-07 21:41

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"Bomb Voyage!"

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2011-03-20 18:13

Blown to Brits! Those were the newspaper headlines in today's News of the World.

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Gaddafi stays out of public view as Nato bombs Tripoli — by Marcus on Tue, 2011-05-10 19:12
Britain expels Libyan ambassador — by Marcus on Sun, 2011-05-01 22:26
Bomb Voyage — by Wayne Nicholls on Sat, 2011-04-23 23:58

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For all the nerds out there!

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2011-03-13 09:34

This is what Pi sounds like represented as music.

Happy Pi day!

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OK, I fixed it... — by Marcus on Tue, 2011-03-15 08:47
Copyright claims — by BGL on Tue, 2011-03-15 00:39
Pi Symphony — by 0 on Mon, 2011-03-14 20:57

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These days I am a teetotal, mean-spirited, right-wing, narrow-minded, conservative Christian bigot, but not a racist.

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Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2011-03-02 10:49

Jane Russell dies at 89 years old.

Described in the news as "figure flaunting" she was a contemporary of Marilyn Monroe.


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Wisdom of a three year old

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2011-02-10 10:00

I thought I would report two conversations I had with my three year old today that were very amusing.

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You can't go wrong... — by Frediano on Wed, 2011-02-23 20:42
Man names his first-born daughter ‘Facebook’ — by Marcus on Wed, 2011-02-23 09:35
Interesting choices... — by Marcus on Wed, 2011-02-23 00:00

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Superfreakonomics: A Review.

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Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2011-02-05 00:50
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"I read only a couple chapters before putting it down..." — by Marcus on Sun, 2011-02-06 17:55
Thanks for the review. It — by Aaron on Sat, 2011-02-05 22:12
Interesting — by 0 on Sat, 2011-02-05 22:05

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How "human dignity" poisons everything!

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2011-01-28 08:54

Beware the expression "human dignity" because it is toxic and contradicts individual rights, even though it purports to support them. It comes from the pen of none other than Immanuel Kant.

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There is nothing wrong with — by 0 on Sun, 2011-01-30 11:11
I was referring to "human dignity"... — by Marcus on Sun, 2011-01-30 10:54
Marcus — by 0 on Sun, 2011-01-30 10:48

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Chocolate Box Philosophy

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Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2011-01-19 18:10

"The more you have thought, the more you have done, therefore the longer you have lived."
Immanuel Kant.

Imagine my surprise to find this quote on the inside of a chocolate wrapper.

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"The good displeases us, when we are not worthy of it." — by Marcus on Fri, 2011-01-21 00:14
"We are what we repeatedly do." — by Marcus on Thu, 2011-01-20 08:30

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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

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Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2011-01-11 15:13

I read this article by Amy Chua on the weekend in the Sunday Times, reproduced from the WSJ, and I was shocked.

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That's a relief... — by Marcus on Sun, 2011-01-23 10:05
Downfall of the Dragon Mother — by Marcus on Mon, 2011-01-17 10:35
Hedge funds bet China is a bubble close to bursting — by Marcus on Sun, 2011-01-16 21:02

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Happy New Year! Raising a Celestial Finger to 2011.

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2010-12-31 11:54

I am currently in Austria celebrating the beginning of the New Year.

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There is confusion here... — by Marcus on Tue, 2011-01-11 08:56
Here's the performance ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2011-01-01 09:15

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Favourite Christmas Songs...

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2010-12-19 16:31

What are your favourite Christmas Songs?

Here are some of mine:

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Dov'è Mario? — by Don E. Klein on Tue, 2010-12-21 17:49
A Religous Pick — by Jason Quintana on Tue, 2010-12-21 02:48
Nat King Cole — by Jason Quintana on Tue, 2010-12-21 01:41

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AristotlesAdvance put under moderation

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Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2010-12-01 09:07

AristotlesAdvance has been placed under moderation. He has been informed by private message that SOLO requires a photo. So far he has not replied.

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With my full support ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-12-01 10:07

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Britain's Trillion Pound Horror Story

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2010-11-12 15:01

Martin Durkin, maker of TGGWS, has done it again.

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Clarke and Dawes — by Marcus on Wed, 2010-11-24 17:22
Quantitative Easing Explained — by Marcus on Fri, 2010-11-19 11:46
Hayek vs Keynes and Friedman... — by Marcus on Mon, 2010-11-15 14:02

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Obama: The Anti-American President, Pt. 9—An American Tragedy

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2010-11-04 12:25

So there we have it. The newly elected Senator for Kentucky, Rand Paul, said, "We've come to take our government back,” and they have.

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Wishful Thinking, here's hoping: — by gregster on Mon, 2013-12-30 03:13
Obama Arming Syrian Terrorists — by gregster on Sat, 2013-09-14 02:10
Obama pushes home "castration" strategy — by Marcus on Sat, 2010-12-18 14:44

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Lifetime cure for Lefties

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2010-10-29 09:17

"Scientists have given mankind many blessings, but the discovery of the gene for Left-wing behaviour must be foremost among them. For now there is a diagnosis, there can be a cure.

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And I thought it was a joke... — by Marcus on Sat, 2010-11-13 15:01
The mean gene: The DNA strand that makes people stingy — by Marcus on Thu, 2010-11-04 07:31
PJ O'Rourke – the rightwinger it's OK for lefties to like — by Marcus on Sun, 2010-10-31 08:09

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Winston Churchill enters pop charts

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2010-10-03 09:29

Born 136 years ago, the man who inspired Britain to victory in the Second World War is also the oldest person to make the charts.

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serious discussion — by Rick Giles on Mon, 2010-10-18 17:57
I didn't say you were an airhead... — by Marcus on Sun, 2010-10-17 19:21
Pride — by Rick Giles on Sun, 2010-10-17 18:38

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