Author Archives: I am Spartacus

News from New Zealand

Spartacus does not know who Jim Rose is, but this is what he wrote for the New Zealand Herald.  And don’t expect this to be published in the mainstream media on the big island: Manus Island and Nauru are not … Continue reading

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New York State of Mind

From his comfortable abode in New York, the best leader any nation has every had ever since man stood upright, has spoken.   And no, Spartacus is not talking about Malcolm Turnbull (the second best leader any nation has every had ever … Continue reading

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But what about the NBN?

Countries in the OECD – 36. Countries in the UN – 193. Australia’s relative average internet speed – 52. Oh the pride.  Oh the joy.  Oh the cost. Follow I Am Spartacus on Twitter at @Ey_am_Spartacus Subscribe to the Sparta-Blog at eyamspartacus.wordpress.com … Continue reading

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Quotas for One, Quotas for All

There is a national organisation in Australia.  It is very large and influential.  It generates lots of tax free income and it exerts significant political and policy influence in this nation.  Despite all of this, 100% of its leadership is … Continue reading

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Democracy vs Government

Nice try.  Good attempt at sleight of hand.  But Democracy and Government are 2 different things.  Very different things. Writing in the Conversation, Dr Mark Triffitt from the University of Melbourne writes: Reforming our political system is not a quick … Continue reading

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Quota me this

Quotas, quotas, quotas.  The theme du jour.  Identity politics in action. Throwing away any opportunity to give the next Federal election a red hot go, the Liberal has collapsed again into a self inflicted and self indulgent bout of narcissistic … Continue reading

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Idiot at large

Professor Gillian Triggs.  What a piece of work she is. Writing for some obscure internet publication called InnovationAus.com, Professor Triggs writes: I (Triggs) believe we are living in divisive times. No Sh*t Sherlock.  Especially coming from someone who has spent a … Continue reading

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The word according to Jock

Earlier today, Spartacus published a post on electricity.  One of the comments was from someone called Jock.  Spartacus hopes Jock forgives him if this bothers, but it seems Jock’s comment is worth its own thread.  So here it is verbatim.  … Continue reading

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Mighty Power Rangers

There are clearly better informed Cats out there, but here is something Spartacus does not understand when it comes to electricity. The electricity value chain has essentially 3 parts; generation, transmission (poles and wires) and distribution (retailing).  And it was … Continue reading

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No he isn’t

This is Cory Booker, Democratic US Senator from New Jersey. Anyone who follows US politics knows that Booker is a dumb arse. Anyone who has followed the Senate confirmation hearings for the Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US Supreme Court, … Continue reading

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