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Archive of February 2011

Men Going Their Own Way

Thu 24th February 2011:

More evidence of “Market Failure” in the Marriage Contract market- From Wall Street Journal: Where Have The Good Men Gone? Kay S. Hymowitz argues that too many men in their 20s are living in a new kind of extended adolescence. “nearly seven in 10 25-year-olds were married; by 2000, only one-third had reached that milestone” […]

Child reaches Three – Off to Work

Tue 22nd February 2011:

Interesting. Today a new way forward is being announced requiring solo parents to seek work when the youngest child reaches three years of age. Goff reckons it is a dumb idea, – well because he is in Opposition, and that is his job. He says the costs of childcare will offset the benefits of working. […]

Another protester being harrassed by police

Mon 7th February 2011:

An Uncle of a niece has been protesting outside ‘Child, Youth & Family Services’ (CYFS) for years, trying to find a way to bring her back to the family. His sister had hooked up with a man who had a negative past and CYFS took her child from her. The man then told the extended […]

CYFS protester held at gunpoint

Fri 4th February 2011:

At 4.45pm, February 4th 2011, a CYFS protester was held at gunpoint by police while on a mobile phone to another police officer. He was also on his landline [home phone] at the same time, to his lawyer over his case when the police phoned and asked, “Had he phoned the hospital?”

False accusations in custody cases

Wed 2nd February 2011:

Scotland’s DIVORCED fathers falsely accused of abusing their children during custody hearings are demanding a change in the law. Pressure group False Allegations Action’s spokesman, Eamonn Kelly said: “There are doting dads who have been falsely accused of the worst kind of abuse against their own children. It’s calculated to destroy a father’s relationship with […]

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