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A quote for all times

and we need as much as ever to understand what is happening and how to defend our basic freedoms. That was Wayne Swan as reported in Inside Story. Who would have thunk that a man concerned about basic freedoms was … Continue reading

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Dumb as Bucks

Language is a organic thing.  Words evolve and words disappear, and they disappear from the lack of use.  So it is important for all of us, that when certain words that used to be often used start disappearing, that we … Continue reading

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Peter Hitchens in the Spectator

Snippet below as food for thought (emphasis by Spartacus).  Or whole article here as a banquet for the mind. The fall of the Berlin Wall worked in two ways. For it freed Europe’s left-wing revolutionaries from several great burdens. No … Continue reading

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Catallaxy Exclusive – ABC and Sydney Uni to offer Emma-nomics Degree

In exclusive and breaking news, it can be reported that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) will establish a new foundation, the Ultimo Centre for Intellectual Vapidity (UCIV).  The ABC will seed the UCIV with an initial $20 million from savings … Continue reading

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Said it before. Will say it again.

Spartacus has said it before and Spartacus will say it again.  Kevin Williamson is a fantastic writer and analyst. For those unfamiliar with his recent history, Williamson was a long time writer for National Review and was poached by The … Continue reading

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Which Kerry Schott quote would you prefer?

Kerry Schott is the chair of the Energy Security Board, yet another bureaucratic entity governing the National Electricity Market (sic). She is the one who has come up with the details of the deeply misconceived National Energy Guarantee that just … Continue reading

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Catallaxy Exclusive – Australian Broadcasting Corporation has not paid tax for at least 20 years

In an investigative exclusive, it can be reported that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has not paid any company tax for at least 20 years. A deep analysis of the ABC’s 2016-17 audited financial accounts has shown that, despite revenues … Continue reading

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What do you call a crooked union official in jail

What do you call a crooked union official in jail?  A good start?  Not enough?  Desirée?  All of the above? As reported in the AFR: Derrick Belan, the former head of the National Union of Workers NSW, has been sentenced … Continue reading

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Where every failure is punished with more money and power

The United States has the largest number of people in jail. And not per capita but in absolute terms. Yes, despite a population of around 1/4 of China (325 m vs 1.4 billion), there are more people in US jails … Continue reading

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18C bottles handing on the wall

As Cats and others who pay attention to news in Australia will know, there have been some horrible (alleged) child abuse incidents in the Northern Territory recently reported.  Spartacus has long wanted to write something on the matter but has been … Continue reading

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