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Thu 26th January 2012

Vulnerable Children – Green Paper Submissions

Filed under: General — Bruce S @ 9:11 pm

The NZ government’s childrens action plan: Your opportunity to have your say here:

9 key questions etc. etc.

Maybe it’s just me; but the more I looked at this government kids action plan, the more I thought about one irksome question; how many mums and dads have killed themselves as a direct result of the intervention of government agencies in their family and domestic affairs? I can’t get the family court and CYFS our of my head; but the bigger picture in my mind is; are government agencies making kids even more vulnerable by driving one or other of their parents to suicide?

Perhaps the Green Paper should be entitled VULNERABLE FAMILIES?

Mon 23rd January 2012

Little Volcanoes: Helping Young Children and Their Parents to Deal with Anger

Filed under: Domestic Violence — JohnPotter @ 9:00 am

new book by Warwick Pudney and Éliane Whitehouse.

cover of Little Volcanoes: Helping Young Children and Their Parents to Deal with Anger

Young children can erupt like little volcanoes when they are feeling angry. It can be overwhelming and difficult to deal with, and can produce angry feelings in the parent or caregiver too.

This book is packed with advice and strategies for those working with children under five on how to understand and manage anger in children, and also how to help their parents or caregivers to deal with anger. (more…)

Sat 21st January 2012

Bigamy should be legal

Filed under: General — Vman @ 1:14 pm

Either a marriage contract in New Zealand should be overhaulled to require man and wife to committ to each other or else Bigamy should be legal. We can’t have the current situation which is hypocracy.

New Zealand marriage laws make no sence unless you view it as a contract to extract money from men and give it to women.
Under New Zealand law there is nothing romantic or lasting about marriage. There little to no actual committment except foe the higher income earner. This is usually the man. The marriage contract committs him to many years of massive fiscal responsibility. The other party to the contract hold little if any risk. This is usually the woman.

In 75%-85% of cases the woman will terminate the contract and in return she will receive a very large payout. Usually much higher than she would have been able to achieve had she never been married.

There is no crime or punishment for a woman to cheat on her husband. In theory this applies to men as well. He most likely has assets and income at risk but there is no crime and in theory no punishment if he cheats on his wife. In fact marriage laws have been designed to allow for a misstress to be part of the contract.

Make no mistake this contract is there only to determine how much of the assests can be taken from the man and given to the woman. It does not matter if she was having sex with another man the entire duration of the marriage.

Therefore why is it that Bigamy is illegal?
A man or a woman can live with another lover during their marriage. This is no crime at all. It happens very often.
Why is Bigamy illegal?

Under NZ law Bigamy is fraud and it is punishable by up to 7 years in jail.

Why is sleeping with another lover while you are married no crime at all yet Bigamy could see you locked up for 7 years?
You could kill someone in New Zealand and serve less time in jail than a Bigamist.

Let me tell you why it is illegal in New Zealand.
It has zero to do with morals.
It has everything to do with finacial contracts.
If a man marries a woman and she sleeps around. The wife can leave him and take more than half of what he has and more than a quarter what he earns in the future.
If a man marries a woman and she sleeps around. Then the wife divorces him and claims half of all he has, but she discovers that her husband is also married to someone else then woman #1 has a conflict of cliam with woman #2. The more money woman #1 takes the less that woman #2 can take.
The whole reason bigamy is illegal is because it creates a conflict over who can take than man’s assests and future income.

An Auckland man has claimed Bigamy:

His first wife seperated from him and moved to Australia with their kids. (no obligations under marriage for her). Rather than wait 2 years he got married again. (up to 7 years jail for him).

Thu 19th January 2012

Judging our judges

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 10:14 am

In books about Human Experimentation, the point is made that when experimenting on humans, it should be done with informed consent.

If we don’t have a good idea of what outcomes are expected, then we are experimenting.

Wed 18th January 2012

Men’s Health Day?


In the run up to International Men’s Day 2012 (Monday 19th November) we’re (Men’s Health Australia and Greg Andresen) asking supporters of the day to focus on five key challenges that will help us improve the health and wellbeing of men and boys all over the world.

Some of the universal health issues that men and boys in all countries around the globe face include lower life expectancy, difficulty accessing mental health services, educational disadvantages, lack of male role models and tolerance of violence against men and boys.

“unduly masucline themes” – no thank you

Filed under: Gender Politics,General — Bruce S @ 6:50 am

NZ Herald: Women’s group fears upsurge of ‘sexist’ beer ads
The director of the Women’s Health Action Trust said the Advertising Standards Authority had cut guidelines which prevented alcohol adverts from depicting “unduly masculine themes or portray unrealistic behaviour”.

blah, blah, and more blah….., then this pearl “But Ms Pierce said it was important that the “shall not depict unduly masculine” requirement was reinstated because it was mostly beer advertisements which idealised masculinity.”

Nope; we cannot be idealizing masculinity; that would just send the wrong message to the community. It is not ideal to be a male at all; we have to deny a couple of million years of genetic engineering in an effort to conform to the ideals of yet another womens group. Yeah Right!

Tue 17th January 2012

Familycaught Open Marketplace

Submission regarding Open Marketplace Conversion of familycaught by Murray Bacon

This submission will propose an open marketplace, as a higher decision quality, lower cost replacement for familycaught. Incidentally this should also ensure reductions of longer term prison cost and social costs resulting from criminals. By giving the public the basic tools to manage their own separation decisions, they can do most of it themselves, to best protect their interests and their children’s futures. This submission is based on the existing Care of Children Act 2004 and Family Court Rules, the difference merely being setting up a responsible personnel system that allows them to work.

Sun 15th January 2012

On trial for the truth

Filed under: General — Vman @ 10:07 pm

“Most of you have probably read tons of articles about Western society’s war on fathers and families. How fathers are forcefully separated from their children against their will, falsely accused of despicable crimes, shamed, and discriminated against by the family courts. Well, Sweden is of course no exception to that rule; quite the contrary. Neither is my story particularly unique in that regard I, guess. I challenged the system and went public with proof of the corruption. Now they are prosecuting me for it. A court date has already been set.”

Read more here:

Wed 11th January 2012

Debunking Handbook from Queensland

A very practical presentation, about how to achieve Debunking in the real world, is available from John Cook and Stephan Lewandowsky.

They are very careful to warn about the way the debunking is presented and show how jumping straight into the core misinformation can easily reinforce the very “untruths” that you are seeking to expose!


Greg Andresen has run a long and drawn out and successful campaign, which ended in the Australian Government publicly admitting that the statistics which it was basing their Domestic Violence campaign were both incorrect and misleading.


I hope this can aid people, in deciding how to present their submissions, about our very own “enemy in the midst” familycaught.
MurrayBacon – relentless unstoppable axe-murderer.

Sun 8th January 2012

ACC Sensitive Claims Letter to Minister

Filed under: Sex Abuse / CYF — Gordon Waugh @ 7:48 pm

Last year I wrote to the Auditor-General’s Office seeking an independent inquiry into aspects of the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) Sensitive Claims Unit.

Their response was that they have “decided that it is not a matter that warrants investigation by this office.”

Their suggestion was that my concerns be directed to the Minister. My letter to the Hon Judith Collins is copied below. (more…)

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