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Wed 30th June 2010

HOLOCAUST IN HOLLOW COURT or More Blatant Corruption in Nelson FC

Filed under: General — MAX @ 5:16 pm

Part 4      (continued from Part 3, 2th June  2010)

With a new Judge and a new Counsel for Child (CfC) I thought maybe…maybe now fairness and justice would improve but little did I know then that their inflated egos would not stand for a common man questioning a Judge or CfC’s integrity (or as I put it more bluntly later: ‘…. you are employed by us, work for us, are paid by us so get your act together’).

This 2.CfC ended up being Counsel for our daughter for over 5 years and wrote many reports yet in all that time he NEVER talked to me at all except during cross examination in Hearings and ones when he answered me back when I gave him an ‘earful’.

He of course interviewed the mother for each report and included her statements as if they were facts. And because his reports were even more biased than the previous CfC’s I had to also complain to the Court about him.

In his responses to my complaint he (more…)

Mon 28th June 2010

What rights do men and women have to murder?

Filed under: Domestic Violence — Julie @ 1:24 am

There’s an article in the NZHerald about killer Gay Oakes finding a new love and planning to marry. She was convicted of murdering her husband and sentenced to life imprisonment after lacing her de facto partner Doug Gardner’s coffee with sleeping pills and burying his body in the back yard of their home in Sydenham, Christchurch back in 1994. She was released eight years later when the Parole Board accepted battered women’s syndrome could be used as a defence.

The concept of battered woman syndrome was invented by Lenore Walker in 1979. She formulated a theory of excuse that would later become an accepted excusing condition. She hypothesised that women living in violent relationships suffer a cycle of violence and experience learned helplessness which prevents them from leaving the relationship. The theory is based on the observations of this sole researcher and today it’s used to excuse women from becoming criminals for abusive behaviour including murder. The weird part is that the law makes reference to battered women syndrome as a mental condition that doesn’t exist in the medical profession.
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Sat 26th June 2010

Should the men’s movement rethink?

Filed under: General — Julie @ 10:58 pm

The past few months would have to be the worst period of the online men’s movement I’ve seen. It’s not unusual for inside fighting also known as inside politics to occur, and sometimes it’s worth laughing about while other times it gets real messy and pain is inflicted. It’s easy enough to do when men and women who fight for men’s rights and write on websites have been at it for years; some are even retired, and everyone has an idea of each other’s weaknesses and strengths.

Over the years many men have considered they have the answer, (some still do) and it involves the day-to-day lives of men adjusting to feminism to starting a political party to petitions to groups to being on boards of organisations affecting change to protesting to being speakers. Practically every single person involved has an opinion on how New Zealand should be and pretty much everyone wants support for what they’re doing. Sometimes it’s annoying because sometimes men and women think others should drop everything they’re doing and do what they think is right. It’s a shame because supporting one another is very important.

There’s only one man IMHO who can claim to be a leader through everyone’s standard and that’s Jim Bagnall. Other than Jim, there’s plenty of good leading men who are doing great things for men and boys in society. The funny thing about Jim is that we’d all love to be reading his posts while he refuses to come online because he can’t stand the infighting. He’s not the only man to think this way and over the years lots of good men have been driven away from sharing their work, their achievements and inside information they have that could help others.
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Wed 23rd June 2010

Child Support Formula fundementally flawed

Filed under: General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 10:16 am

SEPARATED parents owe their ex-partners more than $1 billion in child support payments, the Auditor-General reported yesterday.

The Australian National Audit Office investigation into child support reform found that half of separated parents are failing to pay all, or any, of their child support liabilities.

The audit report, tabled in parliament yesterday, criticises the Child Support Agency’s performance, despite a five-year reform process that cost taxpayers $877 million.

There has been much talk from Dunne Nothing about making changes to Child Tax modelled on the Australian changes. What the changes in Aussie are starting to show is that no amount of tinkering with the fundamentally flawed Wisconsin percentage of gross income formula approach works.

When will the politicians and officials admit that the formula approach is fundamentally flawed and unworkable,? What amount of evidence will it take? Formula based child tax systems are failing world wide and tinkering makes them worse, not better. Why? Because a formula assessment for calculating child tax is fundamentally flawed.

IRD is blinded by the concept of the formula being a “best practice’ approach to child tax. Before accepting any best practices at face value, it’s a good idea to determine what evidence underlies them.

Given the evidence showing world wide failure of formula based child tax assessments I suggest that, in relation to child tax, we have a world wide worse practice approach that derives from a methodology that is ideologically driven by some vague notion of parental responsibility that is only applied to separated parents and not to parents in intact families.

To sum up look around the world and you will see example after example of worse practice in supporting children post separation.

Regards

Scrap

Tue 22nd June 2010

Nutrition Study Volunteers Wanted

Filed under: Men's Health — JohnPotter @ 10:07 am

Milk fractions to treat metabolic syndrome

The University of Auckland Human Nutrition Unit is inviting overweight male volunteers to take part in a dietary study.

What is the aim of the study?

The aims of this study are to determine whether two novel fractions from cow’s milk can treat symptoms of the metabolic syndrome in people who are overweight.
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Mon 21st June 2010

Menz shed movement reaches Kapiti

Filed under: General,Men's Health — Darryl Ward @ 8:36 pm

I have just been advised that MenzShed is getting set up in Kapiti. It has achieved registration as an incorporated society this past week so it can now raise funds for this charitable purpose.

The first meeting to formalise the group of people to operate the place will be 3.00 pm tomorrow Tuesday 22 June at the Presbyterian Church Hall, 43 Ngaio Road in Waikanae. Sorry about the short notice, but I just found out about this tonight.

Anyone interested will be very welcome at this meeting to meet up with others involved in making this happen and help make it a place to work for you and other men of the area.  You might even be able to work on the initial job to make it useable.

Sun 20th June 2010

If this was a man!

Filed under: General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 10:16 am

A question – what would have happened if this was a man?

Sex attack gets drink-driver off
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Fri 18th June 2010

the {invisible} men

Filed under: General — Vman @ 5:37 pm

I recommend you read the full article here:
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/executive-style/culture/the-invisible-men-20100616-yfz8.html

I encourage you to leave a comment there as well as here.
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Car bonnet murder case appeal backed

Filed under: Domestic Violence,General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 12:14 pm

Car bonnet murder case appeal backed

A Taranaki woman who killed her ex-partner by crashing her car while he was clinging to the bonnet has been given a last chance to appeal against her murder conviction.

What is the appeal based on?
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Help for violent women

Filed under: General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 10:53 am

Wed 26 May 2010 (ODT Online)

Family violence is not just a man’s domain and more women are seeking help for their abusive tendencies.

Stopping Violence Dunedin (SVD) manager Lynne Baird said the organisation received at least one phone call a week from women wanting to do something about their violent tendencies.

Feedback from probation officers and Women’s Refuge reiterated a need for help targeted at women. 

I came across this and thought it is interesting to note:

In response to this, SVD created a women’s education programme, which will be trialled in Dunedin next month.Among other things, it will explore patterns of behaviour and highlight tools for living a life free of violence and abuse.

The sessions cover building self-esteem, setting safe boundaries, developing good communication skills and the impact of society on women.It will also focus on the impact of violence on children and partners.

Regards

Scrap

Mon 14th June 2010

Sue Bradford and her new Feminist Doctorate

Filed under: General — Julie @ 3:04 pm

I received this from Barbara Faithful and thought it worth sharing with others.
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Sun 13th June 2010

Can someone explain this?

Filed under: General — Vman @ 1:16 am

A Nelson businessman who secretly recorded his wife, who was having an affair, says it is unfair that he has been portrayed as a sexual deviant, but has admitted the charges against him so he can “get on with life”.

Pat, 53, pleaded guilty in the Whakatane District Court to four charges of publishing an intimate visual recording and one charge of making an intimate recording.

He has been ordered to pay his wife $5000 compensation.

Click on the link for the full story.
I don’t understand what he did wrong. It seems he shared the evidence with some people. I don’t know how this is described as publishing but that seems to be the only thing that I can see that he did that might be illegal.

I am very confused about this.
She was screwing a married man.
That seems to be jsut fine.
Plus she is preventing the childiren spend time with him post divorce.
That also seems to be fine.
He got evidence to confirm his suspcions.
Was that wrong?

I don’t think it was nice for him to share it with anyone. Except that agree he had a duty to tell the wife of the man having an affair.

Can someone explain what he did wrong to me?
I don’t understand what his crime was.

Fri 11th June 2010

I wont let your son see you and I’ll have a $3.3m chalet with that:

Filed under: General — Vman @ 11:16 am

In the most recent hearing of the matter, before judge Christine Dawe in Adelaide, the wife made her claim for $278,000 a month in spousal support backdated to 2005.
She also wanted a $24m property settlement, including a $3.3m chalet in Switzerland, and $1.2m a year to pay for four full-time carers (her family members) for their son, who has autism.

Inside Australia’s most expensive divorce

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/monthly-alimony-bid-fails/story-e6frg6n6-1225878155992

There have been 28 hearings so far.

“The father, whose declared income is $300,000 a week, and who has been living in Hong Kong with his new wife since 2008, has been fighting in court since 2007 to see his son.

The court has tried to set up meetings, but the wife has failed to deliver the boy, saying he becomes extremely anxious when told he must see his father.”

Wed 9th June 2010

Men are wallets

Filed under: General — Vman @ 3:37 pm

Men are viewed as wallets. Before marriage, during marriage and after marriage.
Governments see themselves as substitute men-wallets. This is illustrated by a new initiative exclusively for unemployed single women.

I think many men would be OK with this provided there was some reciprocal commitment. However that is not the reality. Men need to ask themselves more and more – what are the risks and what are the returns for them in marriage.

A Dutch newspaper reports the following:

The Frisian villages of Dongeradeel and Dantumadiel have come up with a novel way of cutting spending on welfare payments – encouraging jobless women to find a rich man, the Leeuwarder Courant reports on Tuesday.

The local social service departments are paying for the women to have a make-over in the hope they can hook up with a rich husband to support them, the paper says. If 70 women find a new husband, the council can save €400,000 on welfare payments.

The councils are putting €1,400 into each woman to have her hair done and get help with her image. They will also get their wardrobe updated and tips on social skills and presentation.

Once the transformation process has been completed, the women will be registered at a local marriage bureau Mens en Relatie in Oentsjerk, the paper says.

So far fewer than 10 women have signed up for the scheme, which is described as ‘unethical’ by locals. Taking part is completely voluntary, officials told the paper.

Cheap simple paternity tests are available from Australia.

Filed under: General — Vman @ 2:23 pm

Cheap simple DNA tests are available from Australia. Use them.
The NZ Family court desperately wants you to pay child support to the mother, whether you are the father or not. One trick they use is to refuse to accept the results from DNA test results from Australia. However once you are armed with this knowledge then you are in the drivers seat and can force the issue.

I have found one company. There are probably others – shop around.
Here is a quote from one company web site.

“Knowing the truth is always better than living in doubt. It is truly rewarding to help responsible people take corrective action for their mistakes. Unfortunately there are cases where dishonesty makes a bad situation worse. Entrapment in order to gain child support is a serious issue; one that, unfortunately, we see a lot. Sometimes people do wrong things for, what seems at the time, the right reasons. Extended family members may believe that they have the right to supplant a biological parent. While the “rights of individuals” are best left to the courts, DNA testing can help to clear up deceptions. It is unfortunate that we hear so many stories of people “being used” or “taken to the cleaners”. In these tough situations DNA testing can expose lies and clear consciences as well as win child custody and child support cases.”

““I’m married with two children, but am separated from my spouse. I’ve been paying child support for more than five years. Thanks to DNA Bioservices I was able to do a private DNA test on both of my children. I was so devastated when I got the Paternity Analysis Report that I thought I was going to die. The Paternity Analysis Report read that the probability of paternity was 0% for both of my children. I took this case to court and the Paternity Analysis Report served as evidence. It was proven in court that this DNA test Analysis was true. The court dismissed the child support and freed me of all responsibilities. Thanks again DNA Bioservices”
— Stephen Thomas”

Tue 8th June 2010

Man sets himself alight in Brisbane

Filed under: Law & Courts,Men's Health — Vman @ 6:45 pm

A MAN set himself on fire outside of Brisbane’s Supreme Court complex after an unfavourable family court decision, according to witnesses at the scene.

It sounds like he sat down for a while and thought about it quietly. Then he set himself alight.
90 percent of his body was burned. He was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.

It seems all but confirmed that this guy got shafted by the family court and decided there was no real future for himself.
I should be optimistic that the truth of this will come out. I mean in a civilised society the reasons would be identified and changes to the system made.

Mon 7th June 2010

What about equality in retirement?

Filed under: Law & Courts,Men's Health — Vman @ 4:51 pm

If feminism is about equality then why don’t feminists ever talk about retirement issues?

For example males in NZ used to have a life expectancy 7 years less than women until very recently. The gap is now down to 4 or 5 years. Even so this is significantly less. In addition males in retirement tend to have a lower quality of life for several reasons.

All of this matters because the population is ageing.

What I propose is that males and females should get government pensions and the option to retire 20 years before the average life expectancy of their sex.
For example it has just been announced that a girl born today has a life expectancy of 81.9 years, and a newborn boy 77.9 years. I propose that males should start receiving a pension at 57.9 years and females at 61.9 years.

And don’t even get me started on woman alone and widows only benefits.

I am sure all the feminists out there will embrace this idea and promote it strongly – being how they are all about equality and all.

Fri 4th June 2010

Court uses Facebook to serve paternity test order

Filed under: Child Support — Scrap_The_CSA @ 7:54 am

In a case which highlights the difficulties of keeping a low profile when you have a Facebook account, a court has ordered that the social networking site be used to serve legal documents on an elusive father in a child support dispute.

Sydney Morning Herald: Court uses Facebook to serve paternity test order

Interesting!

Regards

Scrap

Wed 2nd June 2010

Feminists in denial about how they are failing girls.

Filed under: General — Vman @ 2:44 pm

There is ever growing awareness of the negative outcomes of modern feminism. Feminists themselves of course refuse to acknowledge any responsibilities.
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HOLOCAUST IN HOLLOW COURT or More Corruption by Judge and Judicial Conduct Commissioner

Filed under: General — MAX @ 1:34 pm

PART 3

So after the Judge covered up the serious conflict of interest of Counsel for Child (CfC), I ‘of course’ complained to the Judicial Complaints Commissioner (JCC).
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Tue 1st June 2010

Family Court Technical Group

Filed under: Law & Courts — Ken @ 11:54 am

Hi folks
I have created a private group for those who are involved as McKenzie Friends or self litigants in the family court that may be of interest to some.
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