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Hitchens - Heads up radio interview on Saturday (NZ Time)

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-12-23 00:35

State radio Smiling, National Program, is replaying a May, 2010 interview with Hitchens on his then just released memoir, Hitch-22, tomorrow (Saturday) at 8.12am.

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I can report it's an — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-12-28 01:48
There is a link up to this — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-12-28 00:19
No... — by Marcus on Sat, 2011-12-24 10:30

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Objectivism is a religion!

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Thu, 2011-12-22 16:11

Atheism is not a religion. The term 'religion' can properly be applied only to belief systems which include a belief in a god or gods.

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Ding — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2012-12-07 05:15
Eh.. — by ding_an_sich on Tue, 2012-05-01 18:35
"Why, look at that low, dumb, absurd, pathetic...GOD-believer!" — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2012-05-01 17:06

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The Muddled Head of an Airhead - Another Why Let These People Vote Thread.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2011-12-22 05:06

I don't know why I torture myself reading Kim Jong Hickey's site.

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And yes I think the founding fathers of the US Constitution — by seymourblogger on Mon, 2011-12-26 01:19
I wish it were as simple hubbard as your posting — by seymourblogger on Mon, 2011-12-26 01:07

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The Entropic State Being Ground Down By New Zealand Politicians

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2011-12-19 00:08

Paraphrasing an essay penned by a freedom loving hero, Vaclav Havel, who sadly died this weekend (hat-tip NotPC):


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Hotchin, and the End of the Rule of Law in New Zealand

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-12-16 21:34

To some, the concept of the rule of law is hard to pin down. But I don't think so. In 1610, James I of England described it thus - remembering historical context please:

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We saw it coming, did we not? Some of us.. — by gregster on Wed, 2013-05-01 05:14
Great development, I *knew it would come. (*hoped) — by gregster on Fri, 2012-08-03 10:15
Hi Damien, "It makes no — by Callum McPetrie on Mon, 2012-07-02 11:32

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Carmel Sepuloni: Accusing Paula Bennett of Beneficiary Bashing.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2011-12-12 01:30

Could Carmel please edify me on the form this beneficiary bashing has taken?


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People of Lyttelton, Raise Your Finger!

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-12-10 00:52

During a long road trip Friday (December 9, 2011), I listened to a radio interview that came direct from the pages of George Orwell’s nightmare novel, 1984.

Recent Comments:
Bloody CCC — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-01-25 00:22
Paveletich Cited — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-01-22 21:17
Hugh Pavletich - Well Worth Reading. — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-01-19 03:30

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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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Another Scary OECR Report:

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-12-07 01:38

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/n...

The Organisation to stop Earnings Clipping and Redistribution by central planners (OECR) has reported that the gap between Freedom Loving Individuals and Statists has widened even further. There are now ten times more Statists than Freedom Loving Individuals than there were when Labour brought in Working for Families.

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Nuts Linz — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-12-07 03:07

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Unions Losing Worker Jobs (Of Course)

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2011-12-05 23:58

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Reply to Bernard Hickey on Property Speculation.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2011-12-04 03:26

Bernard's been beating the tired old drum he has against property ownership again:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opin...

My reply post to comments:

Recent Comments:
I used to think Hickey was — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2011-12-04 23:49
Worth repeating, again Mark — by gregster on Sun, 2011-12-04 03:53

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Take a bow, D. McFarland, Hokitika, and, surprisingly, The Press.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-12-03 21:32

If you want a real boost this Sunday morning, read The Press's letter of the week by D. McFarland, which The Press has unusually put online:


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The War Room: Sustainable Development is the Enemy

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Submitted by Sandi on Sat, 2011-12-03 02:20

Components of STATE CONTROL
• Control of land and natural resources - United Nations World Heritage Foundations - Government National Parks
• Child indoctrination - Public Education

Recent Comments:
Western Fertility Rates Plummet — by Sandi on Sun, 2011-12-04 01:22
As "Biodiversity" dominates Agricultural land — by Sandi on Sat, 2011-12-03 23:04

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Woman holds Vagina Open for Close-Up on TV2 at 8:45pm

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Submitted by Sandi on Fri, 2011-12-02 20:59

Yet it is reported that the movie "Human Centipede 2" will be censored in NZ. Would it be a surprise if the NZ government followed the same path as its big brother in Australia? No.

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Symbollically speaking, Marcus — by Sandi on Mon, 2011-12-05 10:47
You didn't have to be even more cryptic.. — by Marcus on Mon, 2011-12-05 10:20
Olivia (wink) — by Sandi on Mon, 2011-12-05 10:08

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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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NZ: A One Year Anniversary No Free Society Would Have Put Up With.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-11-23 20:08

Nothing attracted vitriol to my old blog Life Behind the IRon Drape more than the pieces I wrote on Mark Hotchin and Allan Hubbard (no relation).

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Just out today - Hotchin's — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-12-02 03:20
How about what they are still doing to Martin Armstrong — by seymourblogger on Fri, 2011-12-02 02:10
SFO appears to by totally — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-11-25 20:59

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Leighton Smith played "Nigel Farage" on-air yesterday

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Submitted by Sandi on Wed, 2011-11-23 09:00

I hope Leighton finds the time to learn more about Mr Farage, a true Statesman in every sense of the word. Here is what was played.

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Nigel Farage: Fox News - Your World, with Neil Cavuto — by Sandi on Sat, 2011-11-26 09:02

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Email to MP Kate Wilkinson, aka, Food Fascist

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2011-11-22 07:04

I have no idea what your Food Bill is about other than what I have seen on Campbell Live tonight.

But:

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See, you just have to keep fighting these buggers. — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-02-01 21:14
End of the Sausage Sizzle. — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-01-31 19:44
When I last visited NZ... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-01-31 11:24

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Galt's Gulch Crew: Richard Goyder (Coles, Australia).

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2011-11-20 19:29

'Enough is enough.'

From NBR: http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/%...

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UK: Surgeons resign over NHS cuts — by Sandi on Sat, 2011-12-03 18:30
This is strictly intentional and will get worse — by Sandi on Sat, 2011-11-26 23:01
Great link Sandi.Meanwhile, — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-11-25 20:57

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Doublespeak - Labour supports free, but regulated markets.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2011-11-20 02:19

Quoting David Parker in Labour's final party political broadcast that will go out this Friday.

For Rand's sake, don't let him near the minds of your kids ...

Recent Comments:
Oxy moron — by robbo on Sun, 2011-11-20 21:04

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Objectivist Aesthetics: Romantic Realism - Literature - Examples Please.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-11-19 23:44

As we know, Rand described herself as a romantic realist.

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My dog marcus are we agreeing? — by seymourblogger on Sun, 2011-11-27 19:21
Yes Seymour... — by Marcus on Sun, 2011-11-27 17:59
Floating signs, all your examples — by seymourblogger on Sun, 2011-11-27 17:38

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SOLO-NZ Press Release: Election 2011—Parties Put up Puppies Proposals

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Submitted by PhilipD on Sat, 2011-11-19 10:27

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Election 2011—Parties Put up Puppies Proposals

Philip Duck
November 20, 2011

With just days to go to polling day and with all the drama of the teapot tapes, there is a real risk that the issue of whether breast enlargement should or should not be paid for by the state will simply not get the attention it deserves.


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Occupy Wellington Has Released Its Daft - sorry, Draft - Vision

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2011-11-18 01:46

Kim Jong Hickey has put their vision up here.

Recent Comments:
Laissez faire more denotes a — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-11-23 19:28
Mark — by gregster on Wed, 2011-11-23 12:04
Sure... — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2011-11-23 08:44

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This Bright Light was Truly Aflame Before She Graduated

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Submitted by Sandi on Wed, 2011-11-16 06:37

This Valedictorian speech is exceptionally brilliant. I suspect that this lovely young lady has been reading Rand.


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Fluff: Nanny Spanking on a Principal

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-11-16 02:53

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One of the things I've become annoyed at in Atlas Shrugged

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2011-11-15 23:55

I'm reading AS again before watching Part 1 of the movie. And I know all about use of symbol, imagery, motif. Yep, got all that.

But.

Recent Comments:
This is Nietzsche — by seymourblogger on Thu, 2011-11-17 00:37
Marcus and Ross, yes, I — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-11-16 20:44
That's why I prefer The — by Peter on Wed, 2011-11-16 20:09

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Post Modern 'Hero' Descends Into Anti-Semitism - Or Does He?

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2011-11-15 19:21

Once you deconstruct yourself from reality, morality is relative, there is no right or wrong and interpretation is a fascist process. Right?

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Actually it matters not what economic system I back — by seymourblogger on Thu, 2011-11-24 02:17
From a personal sense — by seymourblogger on Thu, 2011-11-24 01:44
How avoiding any label for an — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2011-11-15 23:36

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Fighting Police Culture

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Submitted by reed on Tue, 2011-11-15 02:43

The following letter* is published in Monday's North and South magazine. I've been helping Robert and Johan over the past 5 years or so.

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Robbo — by Rosie on Thu, 2013-03-07 01:49
More suffering — by robbo on Wed, 2013-03-06 09:10
Reed — by Rosie on Wed, 2013-03-06 02:10

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My DVD copy of "Atlas Shrugged - Part 1" has just arrived

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Submitted by Sandi on Mon, 2011-11-14 23:03

What a lovely surprise. I pre-ordered it a couple of months ago and forgot about it. This is such perfect timing as I am at home today tucked up with a bout of the flu.

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Beware ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2012-01-12 05:29
Linz — by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2012-01-10 19:39
More thoughts — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-01-10 05:55

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