Index to, and abstracts of, archived articles; 2003 12 03 2004 03
2004 03 03
Some of the latest
articles by Lorne Gunter
2004 02 28
Defense of Marriage requires a
[2004 02 24] : ...a few judges and
local authorities are presuming to change the most fundamental
institution of civilization. Their actions have created confusion on an
issue that requires clarity....Ages of experience have taught humanity that the
commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society....Today I
call upon the Congress to promptly pass, and to send to the states for
ratification, an amendment to our Constitution defining and protecting
marriage as a union of man and woman as husband and wife....
2004 02 22
Extremist and cunning
misandry: Alberta FV round-table discussion workbook
A workbook published by the Progressive Conservative
Government of Alberta is a misandrist polemic against men, an elaborate
and cunning piece of propaganda, and a self-serving product of the
government-sponsored feminist family-violence industry. The workbook
reinforces the anti-male propaganda already produced via our hard-earned
tax dollars and that the Alberta Government published at its
See also a related comment by
Erin Pizzey, anti-feminist and founder of the women's shelter
2004 02 18
website promotes hatred against men
site depicts women as saints, healers and madonnas, and men
as just men well, it shows men and boys to be violent and not trustworthy,
of course, although women and men engage to equal extents in
violence against one another, and even
women commit the vast majority of violence against children in
It is hard to overcome hate-propaganda directed against men,
especially if it is driven by virtually unlimited taxpayer funding
of which most is provided by men for feminists and women, and of
which much is used to fund misandrist (man-hating) propaganda that
promotes the vilification of men.
Meanwhile there is no funding for men's issues or to strengthen
families (about one dollar for pro-family issues for every $1000
that are allocated to programs intended to systematically
deconstruct the family), and men in trouble because they can't
afford treatment or medication commit suicide or are often simply
shot to death.
No wonder men in the developed nations live on average, depending
on country, from about six to 13 fewer years than women do.
2004 02 13
Concern over Liberal corruption spreads in media
Two days ago only two
dared to call the Liberal fiscal scandal by its proper name:
corruption. Today there are at least 130 articles accessible
that call it that. The Edmonton Journal published one of
The Edmonton Journal,
Friday 13 February 2004
Impossible Martin didn't know of scam
Claiming ignorance suggests either he is dumb or he believes Canadians
From the article:
His explanation for failing to blow the whistle on the massive,
putrid corruption within the Liberal party in Quebec was
deny personal involvement, but rather to deny any knowledge of
anyone's involvement. [My emphasis WHS]
You may also wish to read today's Toronto Star article,
Fraser to pull back veil a little further [sic]. Don't neglect to
look up the
Keep in mind that in the excitement that
focuses on the $250 million involved in the sponsorship scandal
uncovered by the auditor general, Sheila Fraser, the vastly greater
portion of the fiscal rot she exposed goes unnoticed; and that is most
likely seen as a great thing by the culprits.
(posted with permission)
more TRUE cartoons by Daryl Cagle
2004 02 13
Divorce issues revisited
When it comes to child custody, Canadian divorce law is weighted in
favour of the wife. But new research has stripped women of their moral
superiority: It suggests they initiate divorce twice as often as men.
When children are present in a marriage, the likelihood that the
wife will file for divorce increases. That is due to child custody
routinely being awarded to mothers, providing mothers with a powerful
incentive to file for divorce.
It has been found in a few states in the USA, where presumption of
joint and equally shared custody became the norm divorce rates decreased
considerably. Full Story
The article quotes extensively from the study report "These Boots are Made for Walking:
Why Wives File for Divorce," by Margaret F. Brinig and Douglas W.
2004 02 11
Canada: Auditor General's report reveals massive fiscal irregularities
Hundreds of millions
to friends of the Liberal Party, for no discernible reasons and for no
perceptible value received in return.
2004 02 01
Equity to Child Support [in Australia and
elsewhere] by Anthony Farr and Gary Buurman; published in Agenda, Volume
10, Number 2, 2003, pages 113-128
This is a study report that
examines the economic of equity principles in
child support legislation
in Australia. Farr and Buurman conclude:
...that equity principles can be applied to
Child Support and
that they provide considerable illumination. We also conclude that the
current Australian formula is overly onerous to NRPs
[non-residential parents] and overly generous to RPs
[residential parents] when compared against equity principles.
2004 02 01
JOURNAL, Sunday 1 February 2004, p. A14
There's rot in the ship of
By Lorne Gunter
Something is rotten in Ottawa, but it is doubtful whether
Martin is the man to eradicate the blight.
2004 01 31
Netherlands Nabs Nigeria Scammers
03:25 PM Jan. 30, 2004 PT
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- Dutch police have arrested 52 people suspected
of defrauding gullible Internet users in one of the largest busts of the
infamous "Nigerian e-mail" scam.
Also known as an "advance fee" or "419" scheme, the scammers sent spam
e-mails asking for help in transferring a large sum of money out of a
politically or economically troubled country, in exchange for a generous
2004 01 30
John Daly, one of the foremost activists in
the world involved in debunking the global warming hype, passed away.
Here is the announcement of his death as
it appeared at his website Still Waiting for Greenhouse.
- 2011 , 29th January, 2004
is with deep sadness that the Daly Family have to announce the sudden
death of John Daly.
Condolences may be sent to John's email account
lasting tribute to John, we (Rachel, John's Daughter and John's close
friend) am endeavouring to keep this web site not only active, but
also up to date. If anyone is able to contribute to this in any way
please contact me by email
and type "Rachel" in the subject heading.
John Daly was a man that wanted to leave the
world a better place than it was when he came into it, as well as a better
world than opportunistic political activists wanted to turn it into, and
to a large extent he succeeded. May his legacy live on and thrive.
2004 01 26
Death by Numbers
Some mostly Canadian statistics 19 out of 20 job-related fatalities
2004 01 25
Stephen Hawking and the burden of
2004 01 21
modest proposal for EU sex-trade ban hardly a satire: Dour feminism
teams up with Marxist logic to demonize males everywhere
The Edmonton Journal,
Wednesday 21 January 2004
By Lorne Gunter
2004 01 19
A Brief Textbook Of American Democracy
Monday, January 19, 2004
By Fred Reed
2004 01 18
Extremist enviro-activists seek to damage
the fish-farming industry
Propaganda tactics that served to
promote ethnic cleansing; the killing of mining and forestry industries;
the vilification of men and thereby the systematic destruction of our
families; the futile and economy-destroying fight against benign, almost
immeasurable and most definitely not unprecedented global warming the
very same tactics are now being used in attempts to destroy
fish-farming, an industry that can solve many of the world's hunger and
Give a starving family a fish,
and you will feed it for a day. Give a village community a
fishing net and teach it how to make good use of it, and it will feed
its families forever.
However, the enviro-extremists would
like nothing better than to get rid of all fish nets especially those
used for fish farming, label all fish as poisonous and have all people
starve to death. That way they can eliminate all humans, whom they
consider to be a cancer on the face of the Earth.
2004 01 17
Club author Olivia Goldsmith dies at 54
Death caused by complications from anesthesia during plastic
Olivia Goldsmith, who died Jan. 15, had been in a coma since last
Wednesday after complications resulting from anesthesia during plastic
surgery, according to her lawyer, Steven Mintz. She was 54.
The Associated Press
1:16 p.m. ET Jan. 16, 2004
NEW YORK - Olivia Goldsmith, a best-selling novelist whose book
First Wives Club was made into a movie starring Goldie Hawn, Bette
Midler and Diane Keaton, has died. She was 54.
2004 01 16
January 16, 2004
by Stephen Baskerville, PhD
LRC contributor Stephen
Baskerville has been elected president of the American Coalition for
Fathers and Children.
This is based on his January 7, 2004, acceptance address:
is a tremendous honor to be asked to serve as President of the American
Coalition of Fathers and Children. We stand at a critical point.
Families today are under attack as never before. But this attack does
not come primarily from pornography, television, rock music, drugs, or
even homosexuality. The attack comes from government, and it targets the
family's weakest and most vulnerable point: the father. The wholesale
separation of children from their fathers, the mass incarceration of
fathers without due process of law, the seizure of children from both
mothers and fathers, the abuse of children by the very officials who
claim to be protecting them this is hidden behind a media blackout,
hidden behind the silence of the politicians, but it is the terrifying
reality for millions of Americans.
2004 01 16
Fraser Institute Warns that the Alberta Advantage is Being Jeopardized
Through a Lack of Fiscal Vision
2004 01 13
Florida Sun-Sentinel.com, Jan. 11, 2004
Charges against Boynton Beach teacher shed light on role of women as
By Scott Travis, Education Writer
Sexual abuse against children used to be considered a man's
And while the vast majority of cases still involve men,
women have been making headlines these days -- accused of having
sexual relationships with boys.
The vast majority of journalist
does not write about men as sexual abusers. Most of those that
do, don't write about women as sexual abusers of children.
Most of the very few journalists that write about women as sexual
abusers of children believe that men perpetrate the vast majority of
all child sexual abuse.
The truth is stranger than fiction.
2004 01 13
Men's News Daily
Jan. 12, 2004
Social Engineers vs. Divorcées
The Real Marriage Movement Steps Forward
by David R. Usher
Dave Usher of
the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, Missouri Coalition
states in the article,
Marriage Movement has stepped forward, but it is not yet a unified
movement. Some of us don't even know we "are" the Marriage
Movement. Some of us are father's rights activists. Some are
pro-family activists. Some are working the shared-parenting issue.
Some are working to block lesbian marriage. Many want to reform
divorce or child abuse laws. Others are religious activists who
are just beginning to understand that you have to do more than
work things at the moral level in order to win in the courts and
legislatures. Some are beginning to listen to those who have been
working the hard social and legal divorce issues for many many
years. Some have done reasonably well, such as former Louisiana
Rep. Tony Perkins, who I worked with fairly closely, and who has
gone on to become President of Family Research Council.
It seems that we all who fall into
the categories identified in that paragraph need to take a long hard
look to gain the recognition that there are fundamental goals and
objectives that should unite us. However, we also need to determine
against which common enemies we need to be united, and that may be
the first step we must take. After all, common enemies have been
powerful unifying forces throughout history.
2004 01 13
Ludwig von Mises Institute, Jan. 6, 2004
Has Government Done to Our Families?
By Allan Carlson
An examination of the history of the Swedish "family" model and
of the consequences of importing it into other countries in the
2004 01 12
War on Secrecy in the English
UK Attorney-General Seeks to Imprison Dr. Michael J.
Michael Pelling, Jan. 12, 2004
2004 01 08
Dr. Daniel Amneus
Daniel Amneus was one of the first
people who assessed the causes of the socially
devastating consequences of the systematic destruction of our
families and wrote about it. He was the author of
Back to Patriarchy (1979),
Mystery of Macbeth (1983),
The Three Othellos (1986),
The Garbage Generation (1990) and
The Case for Father Custody (2000)
publishing information and links
for works by Daniel Amneus
of his seminal literary works on the family as the foundation of a
healthy and thriving society in the time-proven style of the
patriarchy, Daniel Amneus is regarded by many as the father of the
modern Fathers Rights movement. His death is a great loss,
all the more so on account of the manner in which it occurred.
an unidentified source:
We are all still in shock over his death,
particularly since he was in such great health and spirit the last
time we met. It was a sprained ankle which put him in the hospital
on November 11, 2003, and it was in his recovery in a
rehabilitation center where he died on December 18, 2003.
An account of the impact Daniel Amneus had on him is given by
Robert Cheney Jr., a Fathers Rights activist. (PDF
2004 01 05
Femprop is short for feminist propaganda or for propaganda that
promulgates the feminist ideology, "men bad - women good".
The function of propaganda is, for example, not to weigh and ponder
the rights of different people, but exclusively to emphasize the one
right which it has set out to argue for. Its task is not to make an
objective study of the truth, in so far as it favors the enemy, and then
set it before the masses with academic fairness; its task is to serve
our own right, always and unflinchingly.
Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Chapter VI
That is no different than to state, as Eeva Sodhi identifies in
the examples she cited in her analysis of femprop,
...develop strategies to circumvent the potency of neutrality as a
core bureaucratic value and transcend levels of government and ideology
to co-ordinate and co-operate strategically across government levels.
2004 01 01
How to undo more than three decades of feminist/liberal social engineering
2003 12 21
Independent on Sunday (IoS)
Inside the HQ of the 'militant dads'
IoS Investigation: The 'IoS' looks on as a secret,
military-style operation is planned, complete with decoy suspect
2003 12 21, originally published
2003 12 15
THE ROYAL GAZETTE -
New MP advocates greater rights
2003 12 21
REAL Women of Canada
REALity, July/August 2003
The Sordid Story of How the Same-Sex Issue Was Manipulated in Canada
2003 12 17
STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS!
Stephen Baskerville provided
transcripts of his two latest radio commentaries for Free Congress
They are extremely important and
must be read! The transcripts have been posted at the blog for
Fathers for Life. The preceding links will take you there.
Comments are requested.
2003 12 17
The witch hunt is over.
December 17, 2003
Sceptical Environmentalist Vindicated
Posted by Ronald Bailey
According to a press release just in, Bjorn Lomborg, author of
the controversial The Skeptical Environmentalist, has been
vindicated by the Danish Ministry of Science. Earlier this year, the
Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty, as part of a sustained
smear campaign by committed ideological environmentalists, issued an
infamous decision that Lomborg's book "objectively speaking" fell
"within the concept of scientific dishonesty." Now the Danish
Science Ministry has issued a ruling which repudiates the DCSD
decision and remits the matter back to them. (Full
See also the
commentary by John Daly (Still Waiting for Greenhouse)
2003 12 17
On Dec. 10, 2003, The Australian
proudly declared that Australia set a world precedent for gay
Australia sets world precedent on gay asylum?
Not at all!
Australia is not the
first country in the world in which homosexuals can find asylum, not
by a long shot!
As of now, Australia has not set a world
precedent for granting asylum to homosexual refugees and never will or can.
Australia is merely the last country to cross the line in regard to granting
asylum to homosexual "refugees" or those that claim to be. Other countries
got to that state long before Australia did, Canada (1993), USA (1994), UK
(2000 or earlier), Israel (2000 or earlier), and most likely a few other
countries. However, it is quite possible that more countries will follow
Australia across the line. The aim of the game is to get them all across
that line. But then, oh-me-gosh, there will no longer be any "refugees"
that can claim asylum on account of their sexual orientation. Don't be so sure
of that. There are a lot more sexual orientations that have not yet
received much attention. The obvious one for which some people already clamor is polygamy. We will be made to cross that line when we are ordered
to cross it.
2003 12 12
The chronology of the destruction of a Manitoba man
Here is the chronology
of the destruction of a man against whom the players in the
Manitoba family-justice system (in the man's case it turned out to
be a system for family destruction) colluded to destroy his bond
with his child, but not only that. The system gradually and
inexorably destroyed his financial security and livelihood as well.
He lost his job on account of being harassed with increasingly more
serious and false allegations by the system. He is deeply in
debt and helpless to do anything to get back the life of which he
In his own words the man describes how, the more he bent over
backwards to comply with demands placed upon him, the more rapidly
the systematic destruction visited upon him progressed. (Full
Story PDF file 114 kB)
2003 12 09
Getting older, and the shocking abuse of
All of us
are getting older. There is no use denying that. I saw it the last time we
met those of you I did meet. We are all getting older, one day at
a time, day by day.
Be careful about the kind of retirement home you
The Toronto Star ran a series of articles
describing the quality and condition of nursing homes that care for the
elderly. It's not good. It's about as bad as things are in the US in that
regard, and, from what I hear, things are not very good in that regard in
If you should wish to check out a home for the elderly, it's a good
idea to follow your nose. If it smells like urine, don't go there.
I know quite a few of them that smell about as bad a public urinal whose
flushing system ran out of water. (Full
The cause of recent global warming: Increased Solar Irradiance
As per John L. Daly, at
According to Space.com,
trend of a .05 percent per decade increase in Total Solar
Irradiance (TSI) ... was measured between successive solar minima
that occur approximately every 11 years."
As the chart shows, the solar minimum
of the mid-1990s was hotter than the previous minimum of the
mid-1980s. Solar minima provide the opportunity for the Earth to
`cool off' after the enhanced radiation of a solar maximum;
however, the strong radiation of the 1990s minimum has kept
earth's climate `on the boil' so to speak....
PDF 302kB, including two charts)
EDMONTON JOURNAL, p. A16
Environmentalists can't save
Kyoto: Without Russia, the global deal is dead and green lobbyists
have to accept it
By Lorne Gunter
objections to Kyoto are threefold, not merely economic. Russia's
economy has recently begun to grow rapidly -- in the range of
seven to 10 per cent a year. It could double by 2010, bringing
Russian per capita income on a par with that of its eastern and
central European neighbours. To bind itself to Kyoto now, Russia
would have to forego such growth. That's enough justification for
remaining outside Kyoto....
2003 12 05
Looking at anorexia nervosa from another perspective
The "victims" of anorexia
nervosa receive an excessive amount of concern that is far out of proportion
in relation to the scope of their problems, compared to other, far more prevalent, far more pressing and far more often deadly social issues.
2003 12 03
In February 2002 The
Albany TIMES UNION ran a series of five editorials on the subject
Judicial Accountability Within The State of New York
It is journalism at its best! The five articles cover just one state in
the US, and what you will read in these articles will make your hair stand
on end; not just so much because of what is happening in the State of New
York but also because of the sheer size of the problem. (Full
2003 12 03
Nervosa: Case outcome after five
years of therapy
Did therapy help? Without doubt it helped the therapist,
but what about the patient and her family?