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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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Communism versus Capitalism (well, the nearest we have approximating it)

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2012-05-12 03:22

A great pictorial representation of the difference between the two economic systems.


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Opening Salvo

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2012-05-09 19:35

Rand created Randroidism. It was a serious moral failing on her part -- but she did it.

Recent Comments:
Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-06-12 06:56
The Attitude and Approach of Schwartz '89 Lives and Thrives — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2012-06-10 16:19
Who said that, Kyrel? — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2012-06-09 09:37

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David Cunliffe, People Trafficking & Corruption whilst Minister of Immigration?

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Submitted by Sandi on Tue, 2012-05-08 22:17

The department of Immigration turned down an application from a Chinese millionaire because there were doubts raised about his identity.

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"The Vanishing Jury in New Zealand" — by Sandi on Tue, 2012-05-08 22:42
Why aren't Politicians facing Juries? — by Sandi on Tue, 2012-05-08 22:36

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Pan European war within 20 years?

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-05-06 21:51

Fanciful? Possibly not.

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It's very nice, and for a — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2012-05-07 10:29
Chin Chin — by Sandi on Mon, 2012-05-07 10:10
I hope that isn't — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2012-05-07 10:02

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Hide in HoS - claims he was first anarchist in parliament.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-05-06 19:19
Recent Comments:
Blandification of [N]ACT thread — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-05-06 22:28
Can't remember where... — by Marcus on Sun, 2012-05-06 22:03
Um — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-05-06 21:08

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Sorry Christians, you've been wasting your time here on earth.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-05-06 08:31

I don't normally set out to put the boot into the Christians, as it's the politicians and our social democracy which is the problem. However, I can't pass this one up.

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Not true. — by Damien Grant on Sun, 2012-05-06 09:03

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Obama: The Face of Evil

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-05-04 22:34

I'd not realised just how evil Obama is until I read the below quote of him on this article: http://www.manhattan-institute...

Recent Comments:
As for Obama... — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2012-06-02 23:31
Good Man — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2012-06-02 23:27
Ayn Rand's books — by Damien Grant on Sat, 2012-06-02 23:14

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Shove junior out of his room - we've got asylum seekers moving in!

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Submitted by Sandi on Thu, 2012-05-03 00:07

Australian families will be paid up to A$300 (NZ$383) a week to temporarily house asylum seekers to make up a shortfall in community housing.

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Kira was not the landlord. — by Sandi on Mon, 2012-05-07 08:36
Sandi... — by Olivia on Thu, 2012-05-03 00:25

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Ron Paul vs. Paul Krugman

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2012-05-02 16:12

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In celebration of “World Press Freedom Day” 3rd May 2012

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Submitted by Sandi on Wed, 2012-05-02 05:47

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I see Jason is espousing... — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-07-07 10:16
Lindsay Perigo is already a — by Jason Quintana on Sat, 2012-07-07 08:15
"Kiwis have always boxed — by Sandi on Sat, 2012-07-07 05:42

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Time for a good story.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-05-01 11:37

Private enterprise getting into space: http://www.space.com/15476-gal...

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This is very good — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2012-05-02 08:22
Blast Off! — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2012-05-01 16:50

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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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Associate Corrections Minister writes "Reference" for lawyer accused of smuggling contraband

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Submitted by Sandi on Thu, 2012-04-26 22:33

Auckland lawyer and Maori Party political candidate Davina Murray, lost a lengthy court battle to keep her identity secret.


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Doublespeak Alert: Bill English

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-04-26 03:48

And of course the MSM suckered for it, as usual: http://www.stuff.co.nz/nationa...

Quoting:


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'We will remember them'? Nah, don't think so.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-04-25 00:25

I must be getting really jaded, but I can't get past the hypocrisy of ANZAC day anymore.

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Great piece Mark....and — by James Jenkins on Fri, 2012-04-27 16:43
Oh, Richard — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-04-25 11:22
Cheers all ... and Ross — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-04-25 10:51

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A Tribute to ANZAC DAY "Farewell My England"

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Submitted by Sandi on Tue, 2012-04-24 21:49

As it is ANZAC Day here in NZ, one is reminded about those who fought for freedom.

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Out of date really... — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-04-30 14:13
If you picked up on "Shaw" — by Sandi on Mon, 2012-04-30 09:58

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Bank of America Drops Gun Company "McMillan" for Political Reasons

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Submitted by Sandi on Mon, 2012-04-23 02:14

McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, McMillan Group International have been collectively banking with Bank of America for 12 years. Today Mr.

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As someone said ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-04-23 04:32

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Damien's education op-ed in this week's HOS

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-04-22 00:04

Our education industry has become a sheltered workshop for useless teachers ...

Recent Comments:
time for tea — by Damien Grant on Mon, 2012-04-23 00:50
Freudian slip? — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-04-23 00:38
Liberals in high places — by Damien Grant on Sun, 2012-04-22 23:52

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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.

Recent Comments:
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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From a Headbanging Caterwauler

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Submitted by Richard Wiig on Wed, 2012-04-18 10:09

A nice quote attributed to Ted Nugent.

“Apparently, I’m supposed to be more outraged by what Mitt Romney does with his money than by what Barack Obama does with mine.”


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Millionaire on Food Stamps – THE REAL STORY

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Submitted by Sandi on Wed, 2012-04-18 06:31


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Here's the problem (again): this social scientist.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-04-17 00:17

Look at this dreadful tosh by academic Darrin Hodgetts regarding NZ's 'new growth industry - poverty': http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato...

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OK, you've tackled it already — by gregster on Fri, 2012-04-20 10:03
Greg... — by Damien Grant on Fri, 2012-04-20 09:51
SOLO needs a style guide like this one... — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-04-20 08:55

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Rodney Hide can stop writing now ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2012-04-14 02:38

... he'll never do better than this opinion piece on how tax legislation is the legislation of the police state:

Recent Comments:
Hide had his chance — by Sam Pierson on Sun, 2012-04-15 04:25
He betrayed his carbon trading pledge too — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-04-14 07:31
Ha! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-04-14 03:21

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The "Common Good" is No Good

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2012-04-12 19:53

"The public good," "the public interest," "the common good," "the greater good," "the good of all," "the good of humanity," etc.

Recent Comments:
More "Common Good" — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2012-04-27 17:05
mps getting busted — by Damien Grant on Sat, 2012-04-21 22:52
Damien. — by 0 on Sat, 2012-04-21 12:19

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These National Socialists Love Their Doublespeak: Privacy = Information Sharing.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-04-09 23:21

Another piece where I need say little other than shine the torch of liberty down the new tunnel being built to the Police State: http://www.stuff.co.nz/technol...

Recent Comments:
Are they — by Shane Pleasance on Tue, 2012-04-10 23:05
Great quote from Cafe Hayek: — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-04-10 22:52
Yes. Democracy, our tyranny — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-04-10 20:34

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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.

Recent Comments:
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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My final thoughts before getting in my car and going off .... The death of freedom in New Zealand

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-04-01 00:00

This is simply my last post to Lindsay Mitchell's great blog: http://www.lindsaymitchell.blo...

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By the way, regarding Kim Jong Hickey's evil — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-04-01 01:04

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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?

Recent Comments:
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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Mr and Mrs Hubbard are going on holiday ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-03-29 21:23

... and trying to have a decent one, for once: six weeks.

Will pop back in when I can, which won't be much, as I'll be fighting socialists in all the wineries I find them in ...

Recent Comments:
Yes, having a good time. — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-04-10 20:29
post cards — by Damien Grant on Tue, 2012-04-10 10:36
I'm glad ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-04-10 05:26

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