Only Blind Freddy and possibly Cheech and Chong, believe the ABS unemployment methodology bears any resemblance to reality.
Some of us are in the process of becoming a central character in our own Truman Show: except, of course, that we are turning the invisible cameras on ourselves.
According to the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC), since 2009 the weekday Advertiser has lost 39,818 in sales, the Saturday Advertiser is down 59,978 and the Sunday Mail has plummeted a whopping 74,971.
All too often the media stand accused about their negative influence on children with the result their great positive potential for children remains underused.
Those who hold 'traditional' values are unable to any longer look with certainty to the wider society for support; they will instead be labeled as 'anti' one-thing or another.
Every now and then you pick up someone saying something so extreme that you wonder what on earth got into them.
Gone are times when a televised appearance gave a guide to the thoughts of the speaker, and the appearance's outcome the direct result of that person's true character.
So if people, like, from other nations, can, like, use English correctly as a second language, or others in our society can, like, speak clearly and coherently, like, what's wrong with trying to say it gooder?
Today's grand illusion is of an information age when, in truth, we live in a media age in which incessant corporate propaganda is insidious, contagious, effective and liberal.
The Facebook experiment saga raises important questions about who owns our data online: the users, the social media companies, or someone else?
If you want to know how the left in Australia thinks, then check out Twitter. It will also explain the slow degradation of Australian political reporting into gotcha exposes and personal slurs.
Where does the devil lie? He (or she) lies in the detail and when it comes to policy there is no more vexing devil than implementation.