This Site

  • 01/11/2014 - 12:13

    Who am I? Where am I coming from, and what am I trying to achieve on this site?

  • 07/30/2014 - 10:00

    I've previously been a member of the Secular Party of Australia. I resigned from them some time ago based on the treatment of the then Secretary. However, I remain sympathetic to Secular Party policies. I've since decided to join the Pirate Party of Australia, as intellectual property is another passion of mine - see my article on the trans-pacific partnership.

  • 06/27/2016 - 11:03

    The their June 15th issue, the Northern District Times were kind enough to cover my candidacy, and the image with this article is an extract.

    Writing a letter to the editor in the June 22nd issue, Jason Bolster writes :

  • 08/21/2017 - 10:52

    This is my latest adventure - standing for election as councillor, trying to do some good, and learn more about how the world works.

  • 12/26/2021 - 19:54

    Here's a list of podcasts I've release over the past few years on mixcloud. You can go straight to the site, but it can be hard to access a simple list of files. So, here they are :

    21 Dec 21 Dodgy Huawei, Dodgy Economy & Dodgy US, China, Russia, Ukraine, Taiwan

  • 12/26/2021 - 22:09

    Why am I not a skeptic? Well, at least, why am I not a part of organised skepticism, as claimed by the so-called Australian Skeptics, actually the NSW branch of Skepticism in Australia? It's the experiences I've had, and the resulting appreciation I developed. You might just claim it's sour grapes, but hopefully you'll find the detailed story persuasive.

  • 04/30/2022 - 12:12

    I'm receiving multiple similar emails from different people about the same set of causes. Sites like , and These sites offer to back causes, monetising your desire to change the world for the better. That's quite a reasonable thing to do. But there's a lot more to the picture.

  • 05/10/2022 - 16:56

    So, I need to denote preferences, much as we all say "you can choose your own preferences", it seems obligatory. Notably, Labor has been kind enough to put me at 3rd, and I need to do my bit. But, in the fine John August tradition, I can't just make a list, much as know people would put forward that list without the thinking behind it, and say "Aha! Look at John August's preferences! What does that tell you!".

    But that assumes someone can be bothered ...