2004 11 17
The Rise of The New Global Activism
In the wake of 9/11, governments have been cracking down on the freedoms of individuals, but new activist movements are growing around the world and people are making determined stands for human rights and justice. Full Story
Extracted from Nexus Magazine, Volume 11, Number 6 (October-November 2004)
2004 11 15
The problem of sole-parent registration of births
2004 11 03
Teenage girls just want to marry and stay home
2004 11 03
Rape cases and fatherlessness
2004 10 27
2004 10 27
2004 10 26
The Sad Evolution of Sexual Harassment
2004 10 26
CO2 Science Magazine Vol 7 No 43 Now Posted
2004 10 25
Edmonton Sun: [CS arrears] Dragnet could be expanded
2004 10 25
Swamped parents seeking stress relief
2004 10 14
Sir Geldof on Fathers Rights Tuesday 12th
The Real Love That Dare Not Speak It's Name
(U.K.) Channel 4 Tuesday 9pm
What does UK law say about the rights and responsibilities of separated parents?
The program was broadcast on Channel 4 can be accessed through the following links.
2004-10-12 Geldof on Fathers Rights; Essential Viewing: "The real love that dare not speak its name" Part 1 (10.8 MB wmv file)
2004-10-12 Geldof on Fathers Rights; Essential Viewing: "The real love that dare not speak its name" Part 2 (16 MB wmv file)
2004-10-12 Geldof on Fathers Rights; Essential Viewing: "The real love that dare not speak its name" Part 3 (16.7 MB wmv file)
2004-10-12 Geldof on Fathers Rights; Essential Viewing: "The real love that dare not speak its name" Part 4 (10.4 MB wmv file)
2004 10 14
2004 10 13
Michigan attorney general Mike Cox dumps 'deadbeat dads' poster campaign
“We’re disappointed that certain groups chose to cloud or distort the message we were trying to convey,” said Randall Thompson, an office spokesman. “And that is that, while there are a lot of good parents out there, there are others with the means to pay child support but don’t over many years. They’re called felons.”
He didn't mention what he calls women that deny fathers access to their children or who make false abuse allegations in four out of five cases.
2004 10 05
The Echo Boomers 2004 10 04Study: Suicide by Cop
2004 10 04 About the 1963 communist goals for the U.S.
2004 10 03
Kerry falsely accuses Bush of misleading the public
2004 09 30
Merck, Vioxx and arthritis: heart attacks, gastro-intestinal bleeding and perforations, strokes and renal failure
The fact that Merck pulled its widely advertised and widely sold (US$ 2.3 billion in sales in 2003) arthritis medication Vioxx off the market is big news these days. The spin put on this is that Merck ran some tests through which they determined that the drug may pose an increased risk of heart attacks to arthritis sufferers taking it.
Cut through all of the hype and read the warning letter by the US Food and Drug Administration sent to Merck and that the FDA released Sep. 17, 2001.
In the letter, the FDA states:
This Warning Letter concerns Merck & Co. Inc.'s (Merck) promotional activities and materials for the marketing of Vioxx (rofecoxib) tablets. Specifically, we refer to promotional audio conferences given on behalf of Merck by Peter Holt, MD, a press release, and oral representations made by Merck sales representatives to promote Vioxx. As part of its routine monitoring and surveillance program, the Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (DDMAC) has reviewed your promotional activities and materials and has concluded that they are false, lacking in fair balance, or otherwise misleading in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) and applicable regulations. See 21 U.S.C. §§ 331(a) and (b), 352(a), (f), and (n), and 355 (a)....
It gets a lot worse after that. If you are presently on arthritis medication or know someone that is, make sure you read the whole letter. There are arthritis medications produced by other drug companies that are not much better than Vioxx. Vioxx merely appears to be one of the worst, if not the worst. The FDA had issued "similar warnings to Merck's primary competitors, Pfizer and Pharmacia Corp, manufacturers of the popular arthritis drug, Celebrex." (Injury Board)
The question is why it is that Merck misrepresented and downplayed the serious health risks caused by its drug and why did Merck take so long to take the drug off the market. The answer to that my be in the fact that injury lawyers have taken a serious interest in the damages caused by Vioxx to the health of people that took the drug.
If you or a family member has been injured, contact a personal injury attorney today. Just fill out InjuryBoard.com's on-line questionnaire and have a personal injury lawyer review your potential personal injury claim - free of charge. (Injury Board)
It appears likely that we and especially Merck have not seen the last of all of this.
2004 09 22
The Australian Child Support System
The PIR Independent Research Group today released a report of enormous importance:
THE FINANCIAL COST TO THE TAXPAYER
A review of the unemployment and welfare costs of the Child Support Agency
The report identifies that:
Studies by the Child Support Agency itself confirm that Australians support the commonsense notion that parents should support their children after separation. But while introduced with the best of intentions, the schemes worldwide have a long and troubled history and have had many unintended consequences. The very first child support schemes were created by the Bolsheviks as a way of funding their opposition to the nuclear family, which they saw as a stumbling block to genuine social revolution. Just as research is now showing that the schemes are failing in their aim of reducing the cost of family separation in the west, in Russia they are believed to have been one of the significant factors behind their once massive black economy.
The schemes were adopted into the west with the assistance of left wing academics such as the US’s Irwin Garfinkel, who advised the Australian government on the setting up of the scheme in this country. Child support schemes spread rapidly through America during the 1970s and throughout the western world in the following years.
Amongst the key findings of this report are:
- Children of separated parents now receive less per child than prior to the creation of the $240 million a year CSA bureaucracy with its 3,000 staff.
- For every dollar the CSA collects it costs $5.58 in administration costs, welfare and lost taxation revenue.
- The cost of the scheme in administration, increased welfare and lost productivity was estimated at $5,000 million for 2002/03.
- The number of payers earning less than half the national average wage is 45%.
- In all probability on average more than 70% of all the unemployed males in Australia over the age of 20 are child support payers.
- At least 39% of CSA payers are either unemployed, sporadically employed or on disability pensions.
- 47% of separated fathers did not file a tax return in 2003.
- An estimated 80% of payees are reliant on social welfare.
The research contained herein on the costs of the child support scheme in Australia combines with the extensive personal testimony relayed to government via parliamentary inquiries to fully justify the government’s announcement of a Child Support Taskforce. Both the social and economic costs of the scheme defy all logic and are unsustainable.
Official government statistics reveal male participation in the workforce is declining at an alarming rate. PIR Independent Research has reached the conclusion that the child support scheme is the primary driver of unemployment in Australia.
- Payers faced with the daunting prospect of losing up to 62% of their after-tax wage calculated on their gross wage at marginal tax rates are opting out of the work force.
On top of high income tax rates cutting in at low levels separated fathers can be left with less than 20 cents in the dollar. This provides strong disincentives to work.
- Payees are receiving considerable monies via parenting payments, family tax benefits, rental assistance and tax free child support payments from the payer, which can be sufficient to provide a reasonable lifestyle without the need to seek part or full-time work.
There are serious flaws in the research which was used to justify the creation of the Child Support Agency and serious flaws in the formula still used to calculate child support. But beyond this, PIR Research believes that the Agency has been grossly mismanaged and by its own tactics and procedures has helped drive the high unemployment rate of its clients.
It must be recognized that from its Bolshevik roots, the idea of idea of court-imposed and government-enforced child support collection was not only imported to the USA but spread from there – its details of execution virtually unchanged – to all developed nations. Therefore the economic catastrophe it constitutes is proportionately similar, if not virtually identical, in every nation that adopted the scheme.
The full PIR report (24 pages, 192 kB PDF file) is available at the PIR website and at the website of Fathers for Life. The PIR asks that the report receive wide distribution.
2004 09 16
Today, The Globe and Mail carried the following article:
Faulty analysis sparks call for review of cases
Flawed hair findings used in convictions, Manitoba study says
Thursday, September 16, 2004 - Page A7
The article mentioned that 39 analyses were re-examined and tested against DNA evidence. Four analyses were found to have been "faulty". Under the circumstances, "faulty" is a euphemism for "wrong".
The article says nothing about how many hair analyses had been used in all or whether selection criteria were used to pick the 39 Manitoba murder cases. How about rape cases, assaults and robberies that had no fatal outcomes but nevertheless resulted in severe sentences? (Full story)
2004 09 09
Snow comes earlier and leaves later in Alberta.
It rained all day yesterday. It was windy, and then the rain turned to snow. This morning things where white, even though the trees are still green and the flowers are still blooming. (See photos)
At 9:00 a.m. it was still snowing.
The snow won't stay on the ground, yet. Most, if not all of it, will melt during the day. If not, it will all melt tomorrow.
Look for more detailed story on the false claims of global warming, not only on how the weather is putting the lie to the claims made by climate alarmists, but also on how the people are being lied to, ostensibly to make them accept that no sacrifice is too great to save the globe.
In reality, claims of global warming are a propaganda tool used by government-funded climate alarmists, all in the quest to establish the socialist, totalitarian, global state.
Between that and the implementation of the agenda for the planned destruction of our families the powers are succeeding beyond our greatest fears.
2004 08 26
'Family Rights' Radio Network Begins Broadcast: An Historic Event for the Family Movement
8/25/2004 10:53:00 AM
To: National Desk
Contact: Jane Spies, 330-534-8948 or Lark5000@aol.com, or Richar' Farr, 817-223-0126, both for KRightsRadio
KRightsRadio.com offers unique programming: fresh up-to-date reports, interviews, breaking news, and commentary on marriage, divorce, family, child support, paternity fraud, child custody, "visitation," parents - anything relevant. One of Farr's goals is to increase general public awareness of pervasive damaging stereotypes and policies that have led to adverse consequences for families and fatherhood, and therefore for taxpayers and society as a whole. Farr envisions KRightsRadio as an instrument for positive change.
Why a station devoted to children's and family rights?
For more information, visit http://www.KRightsRadio.com (click on "Broadcast Stream" to hear live programming at various times of day) or e- mail Richar' Farr at: Richar@krightsradio.com
2004 08 25
Stacking the court with activists
Wednesday 25 August 2004; Page: A18
By Lorne Gunter
So much for Paul Martin's vaunted commitment to eliminating the democratic deficit.
The announcement on Tuesday that Mr. Martin's government would be appointing two activist judges to the Supreme Court flies in the face of the Prime Minister's assertions, made frequently over the past year, that he intends to restore power to Parliament.
2004 07 17
From: Matthew O'Connor
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 17:57:18 +0100
Fathers Condemn 'McDad' Green Paper
The UK's largest equal parenting group Fathers 4 Justice (F4J) today promised to dramatically escalate its campaign for a legal presumption to contact between children and their parents and 50/50 parenting time in light of the Government leaking proposals from its Green Paper.
The proposals are thought to include a 70/30 split of parenting time but with no legal presumption to contact, only optional mediation and no protection for children from losing contact with a fit interested parent.
F4J says that the Green Paper is a 'McDad's' Charter that confirms the Government's view that fathers are second class parents.
The group has dubbed fathers who are frequently seen meeting their kids at McDonalds fast food outlets as 'McDads'.
Said F4J Founder Matt O'Connor 'A McDad is a father who is stripped of everything except the occasional opportunity of seeing his kids at a McDonalds fast food outlet. This seems to be what the Government expects to be the 'norm'."
The group, who have yet to see any Government response to its Blueprint for Family Law Reform, say that the Green Paper serves up children a junk food diet of McDad's - 'fast food' fathers who want to spend quality time with their kids but are prevented from doing so by the Family Courts."
"This Green Paper is the ultimate in 'unhappy meals' and the worst possible diet for our children's futures."
"No parent should be gullible enough to swallow a Green Paper that has to be washed down with lashings of whitewash. The Government's approach to the crisis in Family Law is to cynically play politics with children's lives.
The Children's Minister goes from TV station to TV station telling everyone that there's no problem and then releases a Green Paper just before summer recess to stifle debate."
Fathers 4 Justice will launch a campaign against Children's Minister Margaret Hodge later this week, that will see her labelled a 'McMenace to Society'.
Other widespread civil disruption and disobedience could be imminent say the group.
Fathers 4 Justice is the World's largest equal parenting group with over 10,000 registered supporters in the UK and branches in Australia and Canada. The group hope to launch in the US and Holland this Autumn.
Fathers 4 Justice is a Civil rights movement campaigning for a child's right to see both parents and grandparents.
Website: http://www.fathers-4-justice.org Includes press releases and contact information.
See "Fathers' group clash with police" for one of the latest actions by Fathers 4 Justice.
Note by F4L: Of course, the UK government's prescription for marginalizing fathers has been pioneered elsewhere, where the
international agenda for the planned destruction of the family is somewhat more advanced already. See, for example, the stonewalling by political and judiciary activists of the 48 recommendation made by the Canadian Joint Senate/House of Commons Committee for the Review of Child Access and Custody.
2004 07 02
Child Protection Services statement, translated from newspeak into English
by George McAulay, UK Men's Movement
2004 06 25
Alberta seniors on the move
The other day my better half and I attended a meeting of seniors from the Lamont (Alberta) chapter of SUN — Seniors United Now.
The meeting was intended to gain members for SUN, a relatively new seniors advocacy organization intent on recovering some of the comforts that Alberta seniors lost during the last decade.
Inflation, increasing health-care fees; cutbacks in support services; cutbacks in government funding of programs for seniors; removal of tax credits and increased levels of taxation; new and enormously increasing government service fees, and enormously increased utility costs due to deregulation that reflects the intentions of the Alberta Government that ostensibly "is committed to putting more money back into the pockets of Albertans", all of which increasingly puts seniors, especially those on fixed incomes, into a position where they are forced in ever greater numbers to go into debt, sell their assets or live in squalor or in their often under-heated or cold homes.
Ron Ellis, president of SUN, asked during his presentation at the meeting, "Why does the government take so much from seniors?" The answer: "Because it can."
There are some Alberta seniors organizations, some either controlled by the government or more or less heavily dependent on government handouts.
SUN is a completely independent organization and began its membership drive in earnest in September 2003. It then had about 2,200 members. Membership has grown since then to 5,500 and will without a doubt grow to much larger numbers within the coming months.
The SUN meeting in Lamont was attended by about 50 seniors, of whom 12 were members of SUN. About 30 of the participants at the meeting signed up for membership in SUN. SUN has 43 chapters in Alberta. If all of them have as much success as does the Lamont Chapter of SUN, then SUN will definitely and quickly become a very powerful organization to be reckoned with.
The website of Fathers for Life deals with the status of men, primarily with the status of fathers without and within families. The issues affecting fathers affect also women and children, all of whom will potentially become seniors, although men are far less likely than women to live to and to enjoy a ripe old age. The demographic sector of seniors aged 65 or over is comprised of one-third men and two-thirds women.
Many elderly women that sacrificed their careers in favour of raising children receive diminished incomes at or below the poverty level on account of their husbands' early demise, and, for some, even on account of not ever having had husbands that could secure their wives' old-age incomes.
If you have concerns about these and other issues related to the condition of
seniors, visit, contact and perhaps even join:
SUN — Seniors United Now
The up- and coming, rapidly-growing advocacy organization
for seniors (55 years and over) in Alberta
There are in the order of about half a million or more people of age 55 and
over in Alberta. If all of them were to join SUN, they would become the most
powerful advocacy organization in Alberta; and seniors would no longer be robbed
of their comforts and otherwise ignored.
At the price of one package of cigarettes seniors will be able to
gain a voice that will be heard by a government that otherwise can and will take
from seniors what they worked for all their life to enjoy in their old age.
If you are concerned about how seniors are affected by the
systematic destruction of our families and society, a search
at google.com (for elderly OR seniors OR grandparent OR grandfather OR
grandmother site:https://fathersforlife.org) will provide you with the links
to about 84 web pages at Fathers for Life that will be of interest to you.
2004 06 24
On Line Opinion
June 08, 2004
Homosexuality is not biologically determined - latest research.
By David van Gend
The Titanic of Gay Rights, leaving all in its wake, is about to founder on a large and immovable fact....
The iceberg of clinical fact looming up in the dark is this: that homosexuals who want to become heterosexual can and do change, as authoritative medical research has now demonstrated. Given the will, and skilled therapy, there can be an end to the nightmare of same-sex attraction. That is the best news for our heartsick friends down below deck, but it is bad news for the complacent triumphalists of the Gay Titanic....
As to the exact causes of homosexuality, the medical jury is still out. But the baseless claim, promoted by [Australian] Justice Michael Kirby and others, that gays are just born that way, is given no support by the American Psychiatric Association. Their Fact Sheet on Sexual Orientation (2000) sums it up: "There are no replicated scientific studies supporting any specific biological etiology for homosexuality"....
2004 06 18
Fathers' group clash with police
|The Fathers 4 Justice group clashed with police after a man involved in the flour attack on Tony Blair was held for breaching bail conditions. |
Ron Davis has been banned from the City of Westminster, after being accused of disrupting Prime Minister's Questions.
He arrived in a bus for a march on Friday which went into the area. As he was put into a police van, other protesters jostled with officers.
The group claims police diverted the bus so it was forced into Westminster.
Scuffles started after Ron Davis' arrest
2004 06 18
[US] Domestic Homicide of Male Spouses by Females: A Review for Death Investigators
By Lt. Cynthia T. Ferguson, CNM, MSN (June 2004)
Women in intimate relationships are frequently portrayed by modern society as “the victim” when violence or a homicide occurs in intimate partnerships. These women continue to be seen by American culture as weak individuals who suffer at the hands of domineering, powerful, over-controlling men. The myth that spousal murder is committed almost entirely by husbands who kill their wives must be dispelled. In addition, there are discrepancies within the legal system, where a female is treated more leniently for murdering her husband, than when a man murders his wife. The criminal-justice system has failed to see equality in the crimes in the sexes, allowing for biased views that women are less malevolent than men and more prone to victimization. The stigma is intractable that women are more likely than men to feel remorse for what they’ve done. While this may be true for some women; for others, the truth is much
farther away than many suspect.
2004 05 03
Dialogue between a feminist and a man — revisited
2004 05 01
Checklist for Canadian Christians:
This checklist (PDF file — 65kB) can help you decide what to do in Canada’s next federal election. The document contains additional information about the Christian Heritage Party of Canada—part of a world-wide movement to restore Biblical principles and morality in government.
2004 04 30
MSP: The Male Sacrificial Premium
Of being a POW in Iraq
Abuse Of Iraqi POWs By GIs Probed
CBS News Report (2004 04 29)
Article, by Rahul Mahajan, and photos (Based on 60 Minutes II broadcast — you've got to see the photos to believe what is being done; it is awful, inexcusable! Right now the prisoners are being taught by Americans to hate all things American. What will these prisoners do once they are released? It is estimated that there are between 10,000 to 20,000 of them in Iraq; and anyone, especially men, can become a prisoner for any and no reason at all.
See also The Male Sacrificial Premium for a discussion of the fundamental issues.
2004 04 27
Family Update, Online!
Volume 05, Issue 17, 27 April 2004
2004 04 23
U.S. sanitizes stain of death
Photos of soldiers' coffins are off limits
Woman loses job after policy breach
Photographing evidence of the male sacrificial premium (MSP) costs photographer her job
The flag-draped coffins of 21 soldiers killed in Iraq are carefully strapped down and checked before being returned to the United States aboard a military transport plane.
The irony, of course, is that the about 700 US soldiers that lost their lives so far in that war is not news, but that when a woman photographer loses her job on account of reporting on that calamity, that makes the headlines. We are not even allowed to know that men are being made to die, but we are made to feel sorry for a woman losing her job for telling the truth. That is part of the price of The Male Sacrificial Premium.
2004 04 20
Canadian Taxpayers Federation; Fighting for Taxpayers
Centre for Aboriginal Policy Change, April 2004
APARTHEID — Canada's Ugly Secret
For more than 100 years the Indian Act has segregated Indians from Canadian society. By targeting one segment of Canadian society, the Act isolates Indians from other Canadian citizens by placing them on reserves; thus the system limits their ability to fully participate in the economy.
This paper outlines the history of the Indian reserve system and shows that increased government spending and incentives have not improved the conditions of Indian reserves in Canada. In addition, the paper outlines the inequality current legislation and policy has created. For Indian communities to compete successfully within the Canadian economic mainstream, the Indian reserve system in Canada must be phased out....
Why does the federal government not put an end to this system which clearly has little or no accountability? In a bizarre twist of fate, the "Indian Industry" needs the reserve system – with all its faults – to justify its existence.
The "Indian Industry" is composed of a multitude of consultants, program analysts, researchers, administrators and managers who swell the ranks of the bureaucracy. In addition, Indian lobby groups are funded by the federal government to lobby for more money and special rights for Indian communities. These are working individuals with families and households to support. If the federal government through Indian Affairs abolished the reserve system and Indian Act, the entire "Indian Industry" complete with all who work in it, would cease to be employed. In other words, the impoverished Indians living in Third World conditions are essential to the existence the "Indian Industry".
(Full Story, off-site, PDF file, 30 pages, 223kB)
2004 04 18
Speakers invited to promote the Children's Services' point of view at the Provincial Round Table pre-meeting on May 6th, 2004
The government-sponsored male-bashing continues and intensifies...
List of invited speakers
2004 04 05
Liberal Party of Canada starts election campaign.
No official date for the elections has been announced as of now, but things are in full swing already. Even there not much honesty or fair play is to be expected. Why not?
The Liberals have all of the power, for now; and why not hang on to it for as long as it can still be enjoyed?
At any rate, the lawn signs are done, but will they work out?
2004 04 04
War on Secrecy in English Family Courts
UK Attorney General seeks to imprison Dr. Michael J. Pelling
[Dr. Pelling's] appeal against the refusal of the Family Division to issue the counter-summons (see full story) was heard on 12 February 2004 and was successful. Mr Justice Coleridge allowed the Appeal and ordered that the summons be issued in the Family Division, not Queen's Bench, to be heard on Tuesday 6 April 2004 at 10:30 hrs. Further details of judge and court at the Royal Courts of Justice can be obtained from the Daily Cause List published on 5 April after 2pm at www.courtservice.gov.uk. The matter is expected be heard in open court: indeed if it isn't then Dr Pelling will not be taking part. Support welcome and needed on 6 April 2004.
2004 03 25
Anorexics Flap over Flappers
2004 03 21
The Super-Family, the community of women envisioned and called for by Marx and Engels, is upon us
The government, after having done its best to destroy our families, now attempts to construct a government-run, -controlled and -funded substitute for our families, a super-family, a single one, the community of women envisioned and called for by Marx and Engels, with the State as the provider and protector for women and women's children. Fathers will no longer be needed, except as serfs.
That'll never work well, but it will use taxpayers' money to attempt doing without love what families did for the pure love and joy of it and without charge. (Full Story)
2004 03 08
Canada and its new prime minister, Paul Martin, fund and promote the implementation of global Earth worship. Millions of taxpayers' money are being used for that.
Related Articles: The Kyoto Connection to Earth Worship
2004 03 08
Will Some Reservists' Homecoming Be a Jail Cell?
By Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
[As those in the Gulf War before them] many reservists and guardsmen currently serving abroad are facing the same problem. Their child support obligations are based on their civilian pay, which is generally higher than active duty pay. When called up they are sometimes obligated to pay an impossibly high percentage of their income in child support....
The child support snare faced by many reservists and guardsmen represents an avoidable and morally indefensible breach of faith with fathers who serve.....
This column first appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times (3/3/04).
2004 03 05
Alberta Government persists in the commission of a hate crime against all men.
A government that spreads anti-male feminist propaganda commits violence by proxy, and there is no excuse for that. Violence is a crime, and so is the promotion of hatred against an identifiable minority.
During Hitler's Germany, hatred against Jews was being spread by a government ruled by tyrants. In Alberta, today, hatred against all men is being spread by a government ruled by a tyrannical ideology. What is the difference?
Certainly, the Alberta Government toned down the contents of its man-hating website for the FV Roundtable, but that appears to have been just a snow-job. While the changes to the website were being made and in their final stage of completion just prior to uploading them, hard copies of a misandrist document, the unabridged version of the Regional Workshop Guide & Workbook, were being mailed out through the regular mail.
No matter by what means it is being promoted, hatred is still hatred, and to promote it against a minority is a crime. (See Details)
2004 03 05
What good are men?
The latest guff from the BBC on the elimination of men, and, some light entertainment
Only in Your Sickest Dream, Sour Sister.
By George McAulay,
Chairman, UK Men's Movement
This is an article that the BBC Two asked George McAulay to write for a new program called "IF" that is to come out soon.
2004 03 03
New Version of Alberta Government's FV Roundtable web site
Much of the misandrist material has been removed — on or just prior to 2004 03 03, and the website now seems to be 'gender' balanced. Is that a good reason to celebrate a victory?