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Tax Havens, Perscuting Rich Pricks, Kids Dobbing in Daddy Tax Dodger

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-07-26 02:56
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Or this... — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2012-07-28 16:32
Civil Disobedience — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2012-07-28 16:27
Pointless martyrdom — by Richard Goode on Sat, 2012-07-28 08:22

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'Mr. A' by Steve Ditko -- Objectivist Comic Book from 1969

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2012-07-19 22:13

From the co-creator of the comic book hero Spiderman and semi-Objectivist Steve Ditko:

http://imgur.com/a/bkpDE


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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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Question of the Day [on male circumcision]

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-07-18 09:50

When is a child old enough to decide whether or not to mutilate his parents' genitals?

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Irrational premises — by 0 on Fri, 2012-08-10 20:38
"Immortal soul" is a Platonic idea. — by 0 on Wed, 2012-08-08 13:06
Baade — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-08-07 12:58

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Red Holdover

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2012-07-16 22:01

On July 13th, 2012, in Roanoke, Virginia, President Barack Obama said:

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I don't get it.... — by ding_an_sich on Wed, 2012-07-18 16:54

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Chris (The Fist) Trotter. Squeezing Freedom Until Its Pips Squeak.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-07-16 01:08

From best of Life Behind the IRon Drape.

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If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.

George Orwell – 1984

Chris (The Fist) Trotter, socialist political commentator, is quickly becoming New Zealand’s most useful, ‘useful idiot’, in that often he will let that urbane, oh-so-reasonable, caring, fiction of his image drop and let us see the mean-spirited, malevolent heart of the coercive statist that slouches beneath.

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Marcia — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-07-17 12:08
What do the transvestites... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-07-17 11:59
Damn! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-07-17 11:47

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Comic Russell Brand in London 2009 Show

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2012-07-08 18:27

Brilliant comedian!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...


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Reading by Capitalism: Kindle versus the Femme Fatale iPad

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-07-08 05:08

From best of Life Behind the IRon Drape. This post also featured this morning on Graham Beattie's Book Blog. Getting capitalism out to those who didn't think they wanted it.

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I find my iPod touch far superior... — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-07-12 17:11
It's the same as the original — by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2012-07-10 07:26
Cheers Commander. I've not — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-07-09 21:25

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Two versions of morality.

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Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Tue, 2012-07-03 16:10

OLD VERSION

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and storing for the winter.

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The Forgotten Ant — by Craig Ceely on Tue, 2012-07-03 20:54

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Zombie America -- The Walking Undead

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2012-06-28 21:57

Death to America. To hell with America. The United States of America -- land of the unfree, home of the slave.

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Medicare — by Damien Grant on Fri, 2012-06-29 00:25

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The Death of America

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2012-06-28 14:48

The Supreme Court of the United States of Ameristan has evidently decided that the federal government possesses unlimited power.

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Depressing... — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-06-28 17:36

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Caption contest

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Mon, 2012-06-25 16:10
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Why is this not given more coverage? — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-06-28 09:15
DOHUT — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-06-27 20:23
Commander — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-06-27 19:37

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This is the end ... of Classical Liberalism.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-06-24 05:21

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I'm only responsible for what I say

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-06-20 07:24
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Possible worlds — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2012-07-03 07:31
Richard — by Callum McPetrie on Mon, 2012-07-02 11:35
Callum — by Richard Goode on Mon, 2012-07-02 07:12

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The Scott Guy Trial and Privacy: A Society on Trial

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-06-14 04:23

From best of Life Behind the IRon Drape:

A society that puts the private affairs, and pain, of the Guy/Macdonald families on the six o’clock news every night for our prurient interest is a barbaric one.

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Happily — by Damien Grant on Thu, 2012-06-14 11:23
No, a criminal justice system — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-06-14 11:05
Hmmm — by Damien Grant on Thu, 2012-06-14 10:55

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More Magic

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2012-06-11 02:18

In 1973, Arthur C. Clarke stated that:

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

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Mr. Goode — by ding_an_sich on Tue, 2012-07-31 01:24
Demonstration — by gregster on Sun, 2012-07-29 03:11
Adding epicycles — by Richard Goode on Sat, 2012-07-28 16:23

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The Ravings of a Senior Researcher...

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Submitted by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2012-06-08 10:21

... at the Agricultural Research Center, Ministry of Agriculture, Dokki, Egypt.

A Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy.

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Muslims Brothers are for sure — by 0 on Fri, 2012-06-08 23:46
Bugger off, Leonid. This — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2012-06-08 22:38
This is nothing. Try this: " — by 0 on Fri, 2012-06-08 18:14

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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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Death of Classical Liberalism - and Cullen's Knighthood

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-06-04 22:34

Cross posted from Life Behind the IRon Drape.

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Mark... — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2012-06-06 07:54
But please don't say you're — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2012-06-05 19:30
Thanks for letting me know — by Newberry on Tue, 2012-06-05 06:40

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SOLO-NZ Op-Ed (Philip Duck): Bouncy Castles and Coffee

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Submitted by PhilipD on Sun, 2012-06-03 03:37

SOLO-NZ Op-Ed (Philip Duck): Bouncy Castles and Coffee

Philip Duck
June 4, 2012

The minutes of the April meeting of the Albert-Eden Local Board show that it gave away $3123 in ‘Neighbour Day’ grants. Small beer it’s true, but let’s see how some of it was spent.

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circus bread — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2012-06-05 18:54
Shared this....fucking — by Stephen Berry on Mon, 2012-06-04 06:00

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Deification of the Government-the open letter to the Michael Bloomberg's subjects

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Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Sat, 2012-06-02 12:03

“Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” (Job 1:21)


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If 'property rights' is the answer, what's the question?

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Tue, 2012-05-29 11:56

If 'property rights' is the answer, what's the question?

The question is, how do we allocate scarce resources in a free society?

Here are two common examples of scarce resources.

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No, Richard... — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2012-06-01 07:23
Reed — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-05-30 15:06
Ross — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-05-30 14:36

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Spanish Geert Wilders

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Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Mon, 2012-05-28 15:39

That reminds me something.

Spanish director put on trial for the film "How to make Jesus"


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Life Behind the IRon Drape is back up ... limited content though.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-05-22 05:38

My extended holiday ends Friday, back to work on Monday. I've made a bit of progress on a private project, while away, being an attempt at a novel.

Recent Comments:
Hot peer-to-peer action — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-05-23 10:13
Deconstructing Hume featured on Bookman Beattie — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-05-23 00:35

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Was Ayn Rand a Christian?

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Fri, 2012-05-18 16:24
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"Free will is a comforting — by 0 on Tue, 2012-06-19 16:34
Muggeridge vs Python — by Sam Pierson on Mon, 2012-06-18 11:29
Libertarian free will — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2012-06-17 14:38

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Obama watch

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Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Wed, 2012-05-16 16:31

"United States President Barack Obama has had served on 14 US Governors National Security Letters (NSLs) warning that if their actions in attempting to form what are called State Defense Forces are n


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Establishing Copy Prohibition Laws is Unjust

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Submitted by reed on Tue, 2012-05-15 21:24

1) A punishment greater than the harm caused (or intended) is unjust.

2) There is no harm caused (or intended) by copying.

3) Therefore, any punishment for copying is unjust.

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Tom — by Damien Grant on Fri, 2012-06-29 01:20
Damien — by Richard Goode on Mon, 2012-06-25 16:31
Invention and discovery — by Tom Burroughes on Mon, 2012-06-25 14:46

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The Spirit of Geert Wilders

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Submitted by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2012-05-15 08:06

"You'd better have a great credit line at the Bank of Jihad"

Mark Steyn: The Spirit of Geert Wilders

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This is the last thing which I'll ever do — by 0 on Sat, 2012-05-26 06:39
What it is, then? Go and — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2012-05-26 01:02
"The ideology of Jihadists is — by 0 on Fri, 2012-05-25 19:52

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Cometh the hour, cometh the man

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Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2012-05-14 16:20
Winston 2.JPG

On the weekend I visited Blenheim Palace, the birth place of Winston Churchill, and I took some photos.


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