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Sun 30th December 2012

Child support about to become sperm tax in Kansas

Filed under: General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 4:28 pm

Kansas seeks to force sperm donor to pay child support for lesbian couple’s kid.

With so called “gay marriage” on the political radar this makes interesting reading.

Mon 24th December 2012

Police Challenge Integrity of NZ DV Statistics

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 12:11 pm

NZ Herald – Mallet attack sparked by car sale
By Edward Gay
Thanks to Bruce S for drawing this to our attention
Lance Bain loved Ferraris, but after an argument with his partner over a car he was attacked with a mallet and left with a leg wound that became infested with maggots.

He went to hospital 11 days later where he eventually died of a bacterial infection.

Mr Bain’s partner Natalie van Breugel, also known as Natalie Reader, had originally been charged with manslaughter which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Sun 23rd December 2012

Public Faith in Caughts is Against Evidence

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 6:17 pm

NZ Herald Rodney Hide: Note to Collins: We want to see justice being done

By Rodney Hide
5:30 AM Sunday Dec 23, 2012

Imagine the scene at police HQ and Crown Law: Justice Binnie has done the unthinkable; he’s written an independent report. Worse, he’s damned Crown Law and Police to hell.

The Government response has been masterful … but hardly justice.

School boys rally to save teacher

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 6:03 am

NZ Herald By Chloe Johnson
There is some focus on negatives. Sometimes I do wonder if men’s lives are valued less than women’s? Maybe I am just trying to delude myself?
Please notice that some of his most active benefactors were women….

Rodney Gordon has taught teenage boys for more than 20 years. Now some of them are combining their efforts to try to help save his life.

The Auckland Grammar School economics teacher and top triathlete was diagnosed with cancer this year.

He was devastated when doctors found an aggressive tumour the size of a walnut on his prostate in July.

Sat 22nd December 2012

Family Court Proceedings Bill Submission Kitset – Dark Side

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 3:54 pm

Our lawyers are asking the public to help protect their paramount financial interests:

Call to Action – Lawyers want public to protect their Important Gravy Train

Wed 19th December 2012

Family Court Proceedings Bill Submission Kitset

Write Your own Submissions on Family Court Proceedings Reform Bill.

Submissions close on 13th February 2013

Tue 18th December 2012

Offender Anita Killeen Gets Special Treatment

Filed under: Boys / Youth / Education,Gender Politics,General,Law & Courts — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 8:39 pm

You might have come across this case last week in which a former Chief Prosecutor for the Serious Fraud Office was nicely discharged without conviction after pleading guilty to forgery charges for which she could have been jailed for up to 10 years. (more…)

Sun 16th December 2012

The Connecticut school serial killer moved to live with his mum after the divorce, 3 years ago

Filed under: Boys / Youth / Education,Domestic Violence,General — Divorced_Man @ 7:29 pm

Am I the only person NOT surprised to find that Adam Lanzra, who killed his mum and then killed 26 other victims (20 young children), experienced divorce 3 years ago, then moved to live with his mum that took him out from school for home-schooling. They were financially stable after the divorce, read the article it may give you a clue “why”!

Fri 14th December 2012

Femaleism at Work

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 5:30 pm

Or perhaps Womenism would be a better term… (more…)

Campaign Against White Ribbon

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 5:26 pm

I wish to mount a new challenge to the White Ribbon Campaign. I urge everyone here to copy and paste the letter below either into your email or to a printer, amend it if you wish, add your own details instead of the { } bits, then either send it or email it to the Human Rights Commission.

If you change the letter, please leave in a clear statement that you are or were offended by White Ribbon. I believe that if a reasonable number of people inform the HRC that they are offended by the campaign then the HRC has to accept it’s an offensive campaign.

I am highly offended by the campaign and its large poster that I frequently pass in my travels. Please email a copy of the letter to others, or print off a few copies of the letter (minus the { } bits) and ask men and women you know if they also would send one.

It would be great if people could mention here on MENZ Issues that they have sent or emailed their complaint, so we have an idea of how many complaints and notifications of offence the HRC has received.

{Your address here}


Human Rights Commission
PO Box 12411

OR: Sent via email to infoline@hrc.co.nz

Dear Commissioner

Re: White Ribbon Campaign

I hereby formally complain about the White Ribbon Campaign.

I hereby inform you that I am offended by the White Ribbon Campaign, its slogans and posters calling for men to show they are against violence only towards women.

The White Ribbon Campaign discriminates on the basis of sex, stereotyping men as the only people who commit violence that deserves attention and discriminating against male victims of violence as not being worthy of consideration. Men are much more frequently the victims of violence in our society than women are, as shown for example by our Ministry of Health data concerning assault, homicide and attempted homicide (see: http://www.health.govt.nz/nz-health-statistics/health-statistics-and-data-sets/maori-health-data-and-stats/tatau-kahukura-maori-health-chart-book/nga-mana-hauora-tutohu-health-status-indicators/interpersonal-violence)

I strongly object to my taxes being used to support the White Ribbon Campaign. It is unacceptable that our Human Rights Commission and other government organisations would support a campaign that practises blatant discrimination on the basis of sex.

I look forward to your stance against the White Ribbon Campaign. I would support a campaign against violence that does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender.

Yours faithfully

{Your signature and full name }
{Your telephone contact details }

Sun 9th December 2012

A Few of This Weekend’s News Stories

Filed under: Gender Politics,General,Law & Courts,Sex Abuse / CYF — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 1:10 pm

Story time children, time to analyze a few news stories from a men’s movement perspective. Once you start to do this it’s like enlightenment and you find you’re recognizing the broader reality in what you read. The stories covered here simply happen to be from this weekend’s news and there were more even in that pool that could have been included. If someone had time or could be funded for this, such analysis could be usefully done every single day because there are always examples from our news media of gender inequality and double standards disadvantaging men. However, the journalists seldom recognize the male gender implications of their stories and often come at the story from the still (but not for much longer) fashionable feminist “downtrodden women’ ideology. (more…)

Sun 2nd December 2012

Am I the only person

Filed under: General — golfa @ 7:33 pm

expecting a Press Release from Women’s Refuge saying that countless women have been assaulted by their boyfriends, husbands or sons after the All Black loss ?

Sun 25th November 2012

Feminazi Industry Identify Another Funding Source

Filed under: General — OMG! you're f%^^&*($@#! @ 6:09 pm

Schoolgirls’ binge drinking shame

I’ll leave you to read the article, but apparently schoolgirl binge drinking is now so bad that it’s starting to exceed school boy binge drinking.
So what?
Well now we get our femifolk calling on government action, because it’s girls that are affected! (more…)

25% chance of being a victim of Domestic Violence Crimes!

Filed under: Domestic Violence,General — OMG! you're f%^^&*($@#! @ 8:22 am

Yay! Domestic Violence is New Zealand’s growth industry! Women and children have a 25% chance of being injured, killed, assaulted or abducted in DV incidents in New Zealand! And that makes no mention whatsoever of victims who do not suffer one of these golden four physical violances – those that have no injuries etc.
Now, you ask me, how do I derive a 25% risk of being a victim of DV? (more…)

Fri 23rd November 2012

Safety of Children

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 1:43 pm

Robert Whiston has republished a comparison of child safety in married families and other types of families.

There is quite a lot of public debate, where advocates present partial and misleading statistics. In my opinion, Robert has quoted the most credible international sources available.

Cheers, MurrayBacon.

Sun 18th November 2012

Jobs for the Girls

Filed under: Gender Politics — JohnPotter @ 1:13 pm

Addressing a meeting of MPs and staff in Parliament last week on child poverty, Professor Jonathan Boston noticed that he was the only man in the room. Boston is co-chairman of the Children’s Commissioner’s advisory group on solutions to child poverty.

The NZHerald article Men called to step up for kids, accuses men of “leaving it to the womenfolk”, “not stepping up and taking enough of a role in bringing up their own kids”, and being “deadbeat dads”. (more…)

Fri 16th November 2012

Leeanna Marie Hodgetts, rapes and abducts child.

Filed under: General,Sex Abuse / CYF — Vman @ 9:34 am

Leeanna Marie Hodgetts, 39, seduced, raped and abucted a child. However you will never see the NZ media report it that way. You certainly will never see NZ courts treat it that way.

The reason? Leeanna Marie Hodgetts, is a female. (more…)

Thu 15th November 2012

Benefit Fraud

Filed under: Child Support — rawkusworldwide @ 11:43 pm

Further to my post re: letter to Peter Dunne querying why CSA does not pass on allegations of benefit abuse to WINZ in the case of a custodial parent receiving voluntary child support payments; I have had a reply back from his office and have been advised ‘a change had been made to the Tax Administrative Act 1994 (TAA) that enables IRD to provide other Government Agencies with customer information from 31 May 2012. IRD officials can provide information within relevant parameters, to MSD where possible benefit overpayment or benefit fraud is identified’.

Based on this information received I made an official complaint to IRD/CSA citing the names and departments of staff including a Team Leader who had categorically told me it was not CSA policy to forward this information. (more…)

Masculine Empire by Peter Adams – Book Launch

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Gender Politics — JohnPotter @ 8:06 am

cover of Masculine Empire by Peter Adams

Judging by the list of organisations supporting this book, I doubt that it is intended as an instruction manual, so don’t get too excited. If keeping women in line was as easy as the White Ribbon hate campaign insists, I’m sure our society would be very different from the way it is!

I’ll read and review this book if I can obtain a copy for free, but I don’t think I’ll be able to bring myself to pay for it.

Masculine Empire
How Men Use Violence to Keep Women in Line

Invitation to Peter Adams’ Book Launch:

As part of the White Ribbon campaign, you are cordially invited to the launch of a new book on violence against women published by Dunmore Publishing Ltd.

The launch will include an acted scene from the book, readings of brief extracts and acknowledgements followed by drinks and nibbles.

Mon 12th November 2012

ENCYCLOPEDIA on Early Childhood Development

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 9:58 am

There is an internet encyclopaedia which offers well written information about early childhood development:

ENCYCLOPEDIA on Early Childhood Development

Parents aiming for shared parenting will usually benefit from a better understanding of child development. I would suggest that all parents would benefit from a better understanding of this topic.

I have a USA Parent Skills Programme, of self paced learning available for loan. It is based primarily on negotiation and understanding and management of available incentives.

Tue 6th November 2012

Accountability that was never really intended to work !

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 2:16 pm

Examples of Working Accountability

NZ Parliamentarians are required to register the nature of their assets. The public may use this to investigate possible conflicts of interest. This register is also available to profit media, although they don’t make much use of it, same say it is boring! UK Register of Members Interests UK Register

USA Federal judges are required to keep an up to date register of their wider family members and assets. This is used before assigning a judge to a hearing, to avoid mistrials due to later discovering a conflict of interest.

UK and USA judges have Judicial Complaints Commissions, that proactively investigate complaints about judges. In UK 2 judges per year are fired and about 10 disciplined to some extent.

NZ Medical Practitioners are supervised under the Health and Disability Act, Resolution, protection, and learning. Complaints are fairly promptly and actively investigated. Outcomes range from no further action, to remedial training, discipline and removal of practising license.

Examples of Deliberately Workfree Accountability

Mon 5th November 2012

Ireland to adopt “the best interest of the child” Dogma

Filed under: General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 8:30 pm

Interesting article from Ireland.

At issue is a referendum that would redefine the role of government in helping children the government determines may be in need of assistance.

While it sounds to some like a praiseworthy goal, the analysts have doubts.

“The threshold of intervention “¦ reveals this new approach: “when the safety or welfare’ of children “is likely to be prejudicially affected’, the state can intervene,” they write, “and take various kinds of measures, from family support to compulsory adoption.”

The current standard allows government to intervene “when the parents fail.”

On the run in OZ? Dunne’s hit squad is coming for you!

Filed under: General — OMG! you're f%^^&*($@#! @ 6:31 pm

Hit squad targets parents on run in Oz

That’s right. Track you down; seize your assets, seize your partner’s assets. Seize your house (who needs a place for the kids to sleep when they come to stay?). House arrest in the country of your choice.
You can’t escape me! You can’t outrun me! I’m Peter Dunne, I am….

Sat 3rd November 2012

Should I hug my daughter in public?

Filed under: General — OMG! you're f%^^&*($@#! @ 1:59 pm

This is just sick. Wtf has our society come to?
This is anti-male bias at it’s best – or worst, which ever way you look at it. Welcome top New Zealand 2012.
I was out in public last week. With my daughter. She was clinging to me as little miss’s are prone to do.
The local community constable saw us. I remember him. He looked at me kinda funny once or twice.
Why? Well my daughter was holding my hand. Occasionally threw her arm around me. Enven pronounced to me at least twice ‘I love you daddy’.
Should I be worried? When are the boys in blue coming to lock me up?

Fri 2nd November 2012

VAWA will change after this in the USA. Yeah Right

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Gender Politics — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 12:01 pm

Mother stabs son 100 times: US prosecutor
Sara Burnett, AAPUpdated November 2, 2012, 11:06 am
A Polish-born woman in suburban Chicago stabbed her seven-year-old son 100 times then turned the knife on a five-year-old girl who witnessed the killing, as both children begged for their lives, a prosecutor says. (more…)

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