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Anouncement: The Passing of the Inventor & Designer Gregory Usher & The Sale of the Kneelsit Business

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

It is with sadness that we advise the inventor & designer of the Kneelsit died on 29 October 2013.
This has led to the decision by his family to sell the Kneelsit business.
The sale of the business will include
- the rights to manufacture & sell the Kneelsit
- the ownership & control of this website
For more […]

Protected: An Essay Comparing Two Films Historical Eras

Friday, April 13th, 2012

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

A Comparison of Two Viewers of Film

Friday, April 13th, 2012

This is an analysis of the social aspects of film viewing based on discussions between Greg Usher and his son Danny. Greg was born the year the Sydney Harbour Bridge was built, during the depths of the Great Depression and Danny in the year decimal currency i.e. dollars and cents replaced pounds and pence. For […]

Keynes & using Deficits for Fiscal Control

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

I recall being lectured in Economics II back in the early 60’s on Monetary policy and its usefulness in helping to control or manage the economy. Our lecturer at the time told us not to concern ourselves with studying this in depth since no government in their right mind would ever consider using such […]

Tempus Fugit

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Looking at my email this morning I saw this strange message: “There are no new messages on the server.” This normally appears AFTER I have dealt with around 10 or 12 emails - the vast majority of which want to sell me some subscription to a scheme that can pour money into my […]

Labor’s Cyber Safety Policy May Still Not Get Through

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

If we’re lucky the legislation to impose mandatory filtering on internet providers may not actually get through this parliamentary term and be abandoned.


Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

On a recent interview our esteemed Treasurer, Mr. Swan, appeared quite ludicrous in his
frantic attempts to avoid having to even say the word DEFICIT. Honestly you would think he was being asked to say something vile and obscene. The weak excuse given to the interviewer, Kerry O’Brien, was that even whispering […]

Trains & Trolley buses - Transport of the Future.

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Can we accept the message that Gaia is sending us about her state of health and what needs to be done if we ourselves are not to be shown as little more than a footnote in galactic archeology as the instigators of her death by poisoning and asphyxiation? Is this to be […]

Some Hope on Global Warming

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

A fascinating news item in a specialist TV program on ABC TV last week held out a very pleasing prospect which could prove a major weapon in the world’s struggle to slow down the pace of global warming - or more particularly the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
In the City of […]

“Behind the Mask”

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Don’t be fooled by me , by the face I present
For I wear a mask from a large array.
A different mask for each new event,
Depending on whom I meet each day.
Mask number one is a favourite of mine -
Secure, confident, calm and contained;
Need no one, in command all the time.
Don’t believe me please its […]