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Ron Paul talks sense about 'Swine Flu'.

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2009-05-01 13:04


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"Oy Gordon, ya pilferin' pillock! I'm off!"

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Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2009-04-29 14:00

This is unfortunately not what Micheal Caine said, but he should have.

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Luv 'im... — by Jameson on Wed, 2009-04-29 19:07

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Quote of the Day: Daniel Finkelstein

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Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2009-04-04 08:46

"The anti-consumer brigade thinks there is a fairer, more rational, alternative to capitalism just round the corner. There isn't."


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The Satanic Verses Affair

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2009-04-03 15:28

This BBC documentary aired in February, 20 years after the Fatwa was ordered by Ayatollah Khomeini against Salman Rushdie, the author of the Satanic Verses.

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A great watch — by John Ericson on Wed, 2009-04-08 22:30
The Factor: Salman Rushdie — by Marcus on Tue, 2009-04-07 09:06
Rushdie reads a controversial excerpt from... — by Marcus on Sat, 2009-04-04 11:56

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Quote of the Day: Prince Philip

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2009-04-02 13:17

"Can you tell the difference between them?"

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'Why does he have to shout?' — by Marcus on Fri, 2009-04-03 20:05
Philip failed though — by gregster on Fri, 2009-04-03 11:00
It's not even other people's money... — by Marcus on Fri, 2009-04-03 10:42

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Quote of the Day: Boris Johnson

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Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2009-03-24 12:55

"Here's a slogan for the G20 mob: What do we want? Free trade!"


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Quote of the Day: Eamonn Butler

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2009-03-12 12:24

"Regulation not greed has pushed banks to the edge of ruin."


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Hero of the day: Vaclav Klaus

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Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2009-03-10 18:27

Anyone who provokes the venom of the left-wing media by giving a speech contesting man-made global warming, like President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic, is a hero in my book.

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William... — by Marcus on Wed, 2009-03-25 20:59
Bones and meat for the sophisticated crowds — by William Scott Scherk on Wed, 2009-03-25 08:52
And who is pushing those ideas... — by Marcus on Tue, 2009-03-24 19:19

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Quote of the Day: Janet Daley

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Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2009-03-09 11:55

I grew up with the Left and what this looks like to me is a power grab: a seizing of the moment by the forces which always believed in state domination.


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Quote of the Day: Philip Pullman

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2009-02-27 11:24

It is inconceivable to me that a waking nation in the full consciousness of its freedom would have allowed its government to pass such laws as the Protection from Harassment Act (1997), the Crime and

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I have fixed the link now... — by Marcus on Mon, 2009-03-02 13:43
Pullman’s protest — by Marcus on Sun, 2009-03-01 11:36

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Quote of the Day

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2009-02-26 14:02

"I hope it [the spacecraft] fell on Nasa. It’s the most worthless government programme in existence."

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Few failures? — by Marcus on Thu, 2009-02-26 15:42
NASA may be plagued with — by AShortt on Thu, 2009-02-26 14:53

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Film Review: The Lives Of Others (2007)

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Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2009-02-16 13:41

I have just watched an excellent film last night and I wanted to share it with you.

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Ha! — by Marcus on Tue, 2009-02-17 09:30
I don't watch many films — by Sandi on Tue, 2009-02-17 09:08
   Slow and plodding. — by 0 on Tue, 2009-02-17 08:53

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Hero of the day: Geert Wilders

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Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2009-02-11 20:23

According to UK Newspapers Geert Wilders plans to defy the ban on him coming to the UK to screen his film 'Fitna' in the House of Lords, saying 'Let them put me in handcuffs'.

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Geert... — by Olivia on Wed, 2016-12-21 09:55
Geert ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2016-12-21 07:37
Wilders' Freedom Party leads polls — by Sandi on Tue, 2009-03-03 05:06

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SOLO-International Op-Ed: No to Green Communism

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Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2009-02-03 23:11

SOLO-International Op-Ed: No to Green Communism!

Marcus Bachler
February 4, 2009

For years the international environmentalist movement has been trying to do what Soviet Russia never could: bring communism to the west.

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Ruth... — by Marcus on Sun, 2009-02-08 10:43
Really? Indeed — by Ruth123 on Sun, 2009-02-08 03:41
Really? — by Richard Wiig on Sun, 2009-02-08 02:32

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Liberal Fascism

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Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2009-01-28 21:57
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Poltical Correctness... — by Marcus on Mon, 2009-02-02 11:13
TV & Radio Commentators — by Robert on Sun, 2009-02-01 18:59
Obama even worse than FDR... — by Marcus on Sun, 2009-02-01 17:17

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1929: The Great Crash

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Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2009-01-27 14:19

I watched an excellent BBC documentary on the weekend about the 1929 stock-market crash and subsequent depression. However, it had a huge failing I hope people here could address.

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The Myth of Hands Off Hoover — by Jeff Perren on Fri, 2009-01-30 23:20
Thanks Peter... — by Marcus on Wed, 2009-01-28 18:15
Marcus — by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2009-01-28 02:51

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Salute to John Mortimer

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Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2009-01-20 10:43

John Mortimer, former Barrister and author of 'Rumpole of the Bailey', died last week at the age of 85.


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US superheroes still exist!!!

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Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2008-12-16 20:13

I thought that many on SOLO would get a kick out of this story from Deborah Haynes' (Baghdad Correspondent)

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Indeed, Sandi! — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2008-12-18 17:43
I agree — by Sandi on Wed, 2008-12-17 10:33
C-Company... — by mvardoulis on Wed, 2008-12-17 06:25

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ARI takes their fight to the UK!

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2008-12-12 15:03

A excellent response to Iain Martin's Kass UK Daily Telegraph article (quoted earlier on SOLO) was posted on the Telegraph Blogs site by Alex Epstein


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The Devil's Whore

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2008-12-11 18:02

...is a four-part TV series that just aired in the UK. It is a dramatization of the English Civil War and aftermath.

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I'm on the lookout for this in the U(SP)S — by mvardoulis on Mon, 2008-12-15 06:22
Cheers Marcus — by Sandi on Fri, 2008-12-12 21:28
Noted, Marcus ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2008-12-12 04:24

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Top Gear Goes Communist!!!

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Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2008-12-08 20:47

Last night on UK TV, Jeremy Clarkson and the gang from Top Gear reviewed and compared cars manufactured in communist countries. If you like Top Gear and you dislike communism, you will love this!

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Truism in film and television — by atlascott on Wed, 2008-12-10 18:50
Commie bashing is in vogue at the BBC... — by Marcus on Tue, 2008-12-09 10:54
"The Morris Marxist" ~ Too fuckin' funny! — by Jameson on Tue, 2008-12-09 04:56

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Michael O’Leary: Ryanair's Rebel with a Cause

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Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2008-12-08 00:10

Michael O’Leary: Ryanair's Rebel with a Cause

From The Sunday Times
December 7, 2008
Michael O’Leary: Ryanair's rebel with a cause
Michael O’Leary has a reputation as a tough cost-cutter and a loudmouth. Could that count against him in his second bid to buy Irish rival Aer Lingus?...
“Look,” says O’Leary, “if people are gobshites and wankers, you should call them gobshites and wankers.”

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Need I say — by kaiwai on Mon, 2008-12-08 15:02
What are you referring to exactlty? — by Marcus on Mon, 2008-12-08 10:19
Gobshites and wankers have invaded SOLO ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-12-08 10:03

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KASS Quote of the Day - Paul Johnson on Global Warming

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2008-11-13 09:47

"The idea that human beings have changed and are changing the basic climate system of the Earth through their industrial activities and burning of fossil fuels--the essence of the Greens' theory of global warming--has about as much basis in science as Marxism and Freudianism.

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I doubt the greens do make... — by Marcus on Fri, 2008-11-14 13:07
*rolls eyes* — by kaiwai on Fri, 2008-11-14 10:33
Sure Marcus — by gregster on Fri, 2008-11-14 10:27

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BBC Documentary about Ayn Rand

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Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2008-11-11 22:24

Think of my surprise today when I caught the last few minutes of this BBC radio documentary about Ayn Rand, hosted by a former UK conservative leader Michael Portillo.

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Downloaded — by gregster on Thu, 2008-11-13 04:58
A thousand thanks, Marcus — by Jameson on Wed, 2008-11-12 15:23
Linz is partly right... — by Marcus on Wed, 2008-11-12 13:11

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Quote of the Day - Martin Durkin, producer of The Great Global Warming Swindle.

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2008-11-07 14:19

"I remember being young and foolish and a leftie. Reality was always a problem. Communist countries were clearly dreadful.

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"Venomous muck of Schopenhauer's" — by William Scott Scherk on Mon, 2008-11-10 17:53
Well ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-11-10 07:30
Thanks. — by Ellen Stuttle on Mon, 2008-11-10 07:26

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We're all fucked now!

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Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2008-10-13 09:11

This is serious!

I fear we are all entering that last part of Atlas Shrugged when all the lights go out.

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Check this out — by gregster on Thu, 2009-03-26 03:46
Gordon Brown - "New Rules for Our Global Economy" — by David on Sun, 2008-10-19 21:16
Glenn Beck on ACORN — by Marcus on Sun, 2008-10-19 10:33

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10 Books Not To Read Before You Die

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2008-09-19 16:56

Great list in the Times of ten books that are a waste of time.

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Look who's talking — by Ptgymatic on Sat, 2008-09-27 02:14
Don't bother reading... — by Bobby Scott on Thu, 2008-09-25 20:11
I'll defend Hemingway, — by Aaron on Thu, 2008-09-25 16:57

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Bravo Julian Critchley!

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2008-08-15 18:55

"The idea that many people are holding back solely because of a law which they know is already unenforceable is simply ridiculous."


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It was bound to happen sooner or later.

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2008-07-31 17:06

"Ludacris", a rapper Obama admires, has praised him in a rap. Obama has moved quickly to distance himself from it.

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Hey Atlas... — by Marcus on Sat, 2008-08-02 12:32
Worst rap ever — by atlascott on Fri, 2008-08-01 16:23
Barack Obama: The Child - The Messiah - The Obamessiah — by Marcus on Fri, 2008-08-01 11:00

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Quote of the Day

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2008-07-25 08:33

"If Europeans like him so much, you can keep him."

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Cancel the Honeymoon — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2008-07-31 02:28
Ha ha, you heard it here — by 0 on Wed, 2008-07-30 23:24
The US media are reporting — by 0 on Sun, 2008-07-27 00:45

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