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The President you can't trust - Traders are noble, except when they're trading your freedoms:

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-03-27 04:48

Politicians trade with your freedoms: that's what they do. That's all they do.

Recent Comments:
Does him damage... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-03-27 09:02
Nah! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-03-27 08:57
Yes. And this must, surely, — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-03-27 08:47

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Search & Surveillance Act: Keeping us safe or over-surveiled?

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-03-27 02:34

So asks Penny Pepperell from the NBR -(Paid content): http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/s...

To which I reply:


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No one owns property in the play-pit Kim Jong Hickey lives.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-03-26 05:15

Kim Jong Hickey is so far out on the Left now, he has not the slightest notion of property rights, and crosses over into advocacy of theft so quickly it takes your breath away.

Recent Comments:
Gareth did — by Damien Grant on Mon, 2012-03-26 20:34
Damien — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-03-26 19:26
debunked — by Damien Grant on Mon, 2012-03-26 18:53

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Open Letter to Stephen Hicks

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Submitted by seddon on Sat, 2012-03-24 14:00

Dear Stephen

Recent Comments:
seddon — by seymourblogger on Tue, 2012-04-10 20:42
Gang — by seddon on Wed, 2012-04-04 13:01
Linday — by seddon on Sun, 2012-03-25 19:07

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More Hypocrisy at The (standardless) Standard

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2012-03-24 01:49

I see my ban on posting to The (standardless) Standard is still in place, so in response to their current post on information thuggery, and at the risk of becoming a broken record on this topic: http:

Recent Comments:
Well ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-03-26 04:17
Stardardless Standard's reply to my last comment ... — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-03-26 01:25
Try one more time. — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2012-03-24 22:34

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Free Press: My freedom has gone missing inside the empty heads of voters.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-03-23 03:27

On the NBR thread 'Undemocratic' Search and Surveillance Bill made law, concerned with how this

Recent Comments:
Is it conspiracy? — by 0 on Sat, 2012-03-24 05:18
Marcus — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-03-23 22:58
Is this one real Mark... — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-03-23 13:05

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War Planning

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2012-03-22 23:32

This cartoon features a regular guy and "Chuckles, the sensible woodchuck":

Recent Comments:
Information: — by Robert on Mon, 2012-03-26 22:13
Kyrel — by 0 on Mon, 2012-03-26 15:17
Damien Gran — by 0 on Mon, 2012-03-26 15:14

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The Entitlement Mentality: New York Edition

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-03-21 23:16

Hat-tip someone ...


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Heads up: John Ansell disses the lovely Deborah Coddington.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-03-20 08:32

What is this all about then?

http://johnansell.wordpress.co...

Recent Comments:
I look forward to seeing Ansell's campaign... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-03-20 11:30
Twat — by Damien Grant on Tue, 2012-03-20 10:42
Damien... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-03-20 10:27

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It's about privacy, Mr Barron. Bugger off please, you're not helping ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-03-19 20:11

(Hat tip Lindsay Mitchell)

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"-a state that will do — by 0 on Sat, 2012-03-24 05:27
... and often they are — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-03-20 05:44
Granny — by Damien Grant on Tue, 2012-03-20 05:21

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The distance between New Zealand and China: Income Inequality.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-03-16 22:00

It's interesting to ponder the temporal distance between New Zealand, well on its way to arbitrary government, and China, a country run on arbitrary


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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.

Recent Comments:
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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Re-defining Canadian Conservatism.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-03-15 04:10

This is not only relevant to Canada. (Qualification: I'm a libertarian, not conservative).

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Yes! — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2012-03-15 10:19
Didn't the current Canadian Conservatives... — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-03-15 09:59
I saw... — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-03-15 09:55

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Financial Markets Authority (FMA) To Take Over all Private Investment in New Zealand

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-03-14 22:25

From: http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/f...

(Paid NRB content so you'll need to buy a subscription):

Quoting a portion:

Recent Comments:
Not that they are credible... — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-03-16 22:52
Marcu, Marcus, Marcus — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-03-16 21:18
Taking over "all" investment? — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-03-16 18:30

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Euthanasia: The Dishonesty of Right for Life.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-03-13 00:11

My letter of this lunch-time to the Press:

Recent Comments:
Atta boy — by Jules Troy on Tue, 2012-03-20 02:15
JT — by Damien Grant on Tue, 2012-03-20 01:48
"But what if someone wants to — by 0 on Mon, 2012-03-19 13:56

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Never Forget This: Collectivist Politics is Always About Compulsion and Violence.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-03-12 04:50

From: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/busi...

Willie Jackson comes off as a 'nice bloke', but in the cold heart of every Lefty there is always the brute thug:


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Shearer has to be the silliest Labour leader I've seen yet.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-03-11 02:48

For the first time since becoming leader of the Labour party he made some decisions on Q&A this morning ... and they were all the wrong ones.


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A Pat on the Back for David Parker: Labour - The Search and Surveillance Bill

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-03-09 23:22

Almost as good as my own piece regarding the attack the National Socialists are making on the free press, and showing my satire was closer to reality than not, David Parker has written a very good piece on the access the State wants to ensure for itself, by immoral law, to a journalist's sources.

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New Zealand has now legislated (read pissed) away freedom of ... — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-03-23 04:40

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Reminder to Self: Summation of every single header-post I've made to SOLO.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-03-09 21:48

All I've said is this, though it's never been said so well as the first time:

Recent Comments:
Beautiful — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2012-03-09 23:51

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Breaking News: In Night of the Short Prick, SFO Successful in Power Grab

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-03-07 19:38

I was first tipped onto this story by a source that does not want to be named ...

Wait! Wait a jack booting minute.


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Maritime Union and Reality: Two Ships Passing in the Night

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-03-06 22:48

“We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality”

Ayn Rand

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Maritime Union national president Garry Parsloe:

Recent Comments:
The problem with unions — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2012-03-07 01:59
The Replacements — by Cornell on Wed, 2012-03-07 00:39

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Damn, Freedom Lost a Good Guy Today - Owen McShane.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-03-06 10:23

Died suddenly today: http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2012...

Always enjoyed Owen's comments around the blogs. I'll miss him.

Recent Comments:
NBR still managing to avoid — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-03-06 19:16
Sounds like a substancial — by Cornell on Tue, 2012-03-06 14:35

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SOLO Jesus: The Great Commission

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Mon, 2012-03-05 03:38

“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

— Jesus Christ, Mark 16:15

Recent Comments:
In the year 2578 an American — by 0 on Tue, 2012-03-06 21:28
Hey, Bro — by Cornell on Mon, 2012-03-05 14:06
Well. We have agreement. — by Cornell on Mon, 2012-03-05 14:02

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Why capitalism is a beautiful thing ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-03-04 22:34

Here's how capitalism and private charity can do more for a kid's future than any benefit from the welfare state.

Recent Comments:
A new way to watch Atlas on Blu-Ray? — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-03-05 16:09
That's pretty great. What an — by Cornell on Mon, 2012-03-05 00:54

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Obama-the anti-American president

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Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Sun, 2012-03-04 07:09
Recent Comments:
Cargo cult — by 0 on Fri, 2012-03-09 15:12
So Obama is saying... — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-03-05 14:43
Initially, yes. — by Cornell on Sun, 2012-03-04 20:39

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Dotcom's Campbell Interview - I disagree with him on one point.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-03-02 01:20

A half hour interview with Dotcom well worth watching: http://ondemand.tv3.co.nz/Camp...

Recent Comments:
Matthew 18:7 — by Richard Goode on Fri, 2012-03-02 07:29
Oh, I'm American. I'm — by Cornell on Fri, 2012-03-02 02:13
Cornell — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-03-02 02:05

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Initiation of Ownership: Property Acquizition Under Initial Use

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Submitted by Cornell on Thu, 2012-03-01 21:23

If you encounter unused land or resources that have no geneaology of ownership, then you are entitled to claim as much of it as you are prepared to immediately and actively use.


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Calling Out Mr Cornell

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-03-01 08:31

Welcome to SOLO Eye

There's not much I disagree with so far in your posts, but your bio is, 'interesting'.

The Universe has an emergent intelligence, known to me as "God."

Recent Comments:
How About That — by Cornell on Sat, 2012-03-03 10:02
cornell no he doesn't — by seymourblogger on Sat, 2012-03-03 09:43
Lol. — by Cornell on Sat, 2012-03-03 09:35

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Another deceptive Islamic doctrine: Tawriya

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Submitted by Richard Wiig on Wed, 2012-02-29 01:42

"Perhaps you have heard of taqiyya, the Muslim doctrine that allows lying in certain circumstances, primarily when Muslim minorities live under infidel authority.

Recent Comments:
Awesome — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2012-03-09 18:41
Better Video — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2012-03-09 18:13
Exiled Iranian women pose nude for video in protest — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-03-09 11:10

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