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Archive of January 2012

Vulnerable Children – Green Paper Submissions

Thu 26th January 2012:

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 […]

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

Mon 23rd January 2012:

new book by Warwick Pudney and Éliane Whitehouse. 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 […]

Bigamy should be legal

Sat 21st January 2012:

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 […]

Judging our judges

Thu 19th January 2012:

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.

Men’s Health Day?

Wed 18th January 2012:

2012 INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY: HELPING MEN AND BOYS LIVE LONGER, HAPPIER, more satisfied, HEALTHIER LIVES 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 […]

“Unduly masculine themes” – no thank you

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 […]

Familycaught Open Marketplace

Tue 17th January 2012:

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 […]

On trial for the truth

Sun 15th January 2012:

“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 […]

Debunking Handbook from Queensland

Wed 11th January 2012:

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! […]

ACC Sensitive Claims Letter to Minister

Sun 8th January 2012:

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 […]

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