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April 1, 2000 to April 30, 2000


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My fight to keep my kids
April, 2000, Joe Seldner, Parents Magazine
Good story about "overcoming" false accusations.

Deadbeat or beaten down?
April 2000, John Hoffman,
Today's Parent
A Canadian point of view.

The teachers' pets
Saturday, April 29, 2000, Francine Dube and Nancy Moote, National Post
So why is it OK for female teachers to screw around with her students, but not for a man?

B.C. liable for Molly's injuries
Sunday, April 30, 2000, Barbara McLintock, The Province
Province ordered to pay $6.3 million to Baby Molly's family
Saturday, April 29, 2000, Petti Fong and Jim Beatty, Vancouver Sun
Government's vicarious liability shines through.

An Imbalance In the Battle Over Custody
Saturday, April 29, 2000, John Tierney, New York Times
Justice? In New York's family courts? or anywhere? Hardly.

Korean-Americans post bond for mom
Saturday, April 29, 2000, Jeff Coen and Art Barnum, Chicago Tribune
She even got parole?
Mom accused of trying to kill daughter
Tuesday, April 11, 2000, Jeff Coen, Chicago Tribune
Women arrested over this attempted murder during divorce proceedings. Women's group supports her actions.

12-year-old girl charged with threatening to kill classmates
Saturday, April 29, 2000, Jonathon Gatehouse, National Post
In Kitchener?

Klein's daughter receives discharge for mischief
Saturday, April 29, 2000, Robert Remington, National Post
So the next time you have a false allegation made against you and you are thrown in jail, you know your ex-spouse will be OK 'cause she will get off saying she was just concerned about the big ol' bigamist you.

Child support activist jailed in Ohio for failing to pay alimony
Friday, April 28, 2000, CNN News
Non-father jailed for not paying support.

B.C. women are way, way out there
Friday, April 28, 2000, Paul Stanway, Edmonton Sun
Hmmm...these are typical BC women?

Cuban dads count
Friday, April 28, 2000, Jonetta Rose Barras, Washington Times
Ties to the epidemic of fatherlessness.

'I am not the victim here,' Greer says after attack
Friday, April 28, 2000, David Sapsted, National Post
Germaine Greer bound, beaten at her home by female stalker
Thursday, April 27, 2000, David Sapsted, National Post
Feminist icon Germaine Greer assaulted, held hostage, by female student
Thursday, April 27, 2000, The Ottawa Citizen
Feminist attacked -- by a young feminist in "love". So, of course, that is OK with Greer -- now. She still prefers young boys, they say.

Child abandoned in pushchair for 10 days
Friday, April 28, 2000, Barry McIntyre, Guardian Observer
Mother gets jail for neglect and abuse. Unusual, but a judge apparently cared.

Good Causes Make Bad Law
Thursday, April 27, 2000, Charles Fried, New York Times
A couple of US examples...

Deadbeat dad tossed in jail for 90 days
Thursday, April 27, 2000,
Toronto Star, Ontario Court judge and vexacious ex gloat on throwing mentally deficient man in jail for not paying support in excess of what he ever had made. This story even contradicts the Star's original story! As if some guy, forced to live with his parents, can make money delivering car parts in both Ontario and Florida (even the original Star story figured that out)! Oh well, what is truth and justice worth when you can throw a guy in jail for a judge's insane support decision.

Adoption Bonuses: The Money Behind the Madness
Thursday, April 27, 2000, Nev Moore, Massachusetts News
Who Are These Experts in ‘Termination Therapy’?
Thursday, April 27, 2000, Nev Moore, Massachusetts News
DSS Seeks To Increase Its $90 Million Bonus
Thursday, April 27, 2000, Nev Moore, Massachusetts News
Albrizio Is Prosecuted By District Attorney
Thursday, April 27, 2000, Massachusetts News
How to Reform DSS
Thursday, April 27, 2000, Nev Moore, Massachusetts News
No Happy Ending For These Children
Thursday, April 27, 2000, Nev Moore, Massachusetts News
Series of reports about the US child "protection" agencies and what they ahve beome.

How refreshing, if justice were served
Wednesday, April 26, 2000, Ian Hunter, National Post
Madam Justice Rosalie Abella wrong? Don't tell me the old crackpot is human too!

Female teacher alleged to have had sex with team
Wednesday, April 26, 2000, Adrian Humphreys, National Post
More abuse of power? OK for women to do, apparently.

'They are a couple and proud of it'
Wednesday, April 26, 2000, Ian Bailey, National Post
Be proud of sleeping with your foster children??!! Not as a man though.

15-year-old Sask. girl found guilty in savage beating
Wednesday, April 26, 2000, Lori Coolican and Jason Warick, National Post
Yet another isolated incident. Snort.

Alberta: Girl expected to recover
Wednesday, April 26, 2000, National Post
Mother taken into custody in girl's stabbing
Tuesday, April 25, 2000, Lisa Gregoire and Chris Purdy, National Post
Another child victimised.

Prison Teacher Dealt Pot to Inmates, Cops Say
Wednesday, April 26, 2000, Janet Prasad, APB News
Two women selling pot in jail -- is this the high school equivalency program?

Goodbye Earl, and Tom, Dick and Harry
Tuesday, April 25, 2000, Donna Laframboise, National Post
About the Dixie Chick's promotion of domestic violence.

Hysteria hijacks custody cases
Tuesday, April 25, 2000, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
"There is not greater abuse than keeping a child from his parents."

Rules of engagement
Tuesday, April 25, 2000, National Post
Marriage discriminates against the unmarried. Or is it the other way around? Doh!, these judges are so smart!

"A fatal escape clause"
Monday, April 24, 2000, Terry O'Neill, Alberta Report
Comments on father's suicides and particularly Darrin White's.

Dupage aides net overtime bonanza
Monday, April 24, 2000, John Chase, Chicago Tribune
Now you know who gets supported by those support cheques, the "workers".

Child abusers using controversial theory to gain custody
Monday, April 24, 2000, Fresno Bee
Spin off of biased PAS article below.
Disputed theory used in custody cases Children often victims in Parental Alienation Syndrome strategy
Sunday, April 23, 2000, Gina Keating, Pasadena Star Ledger
Long time, but unread and ignorant, detractor of PAS writes about it, and decides to make up Gardner's statements to appear credible. There never was a second part because of the reaction to the absurd and bad reporting in this one.

From here to paternity: Get dad's name or learn to say no
Sunday, April 23, 2000, Kathleen Parker, The Orlando Sentinel
Handy to know which one it was, I guess.

Police train for domestic violence cases
Sunday, April 23, 2000, Scott Crowson, Calgary Herald
Great stuff....but why is information and support only available for female victims?

Suicide leads death cause for males 10-49 years
Saturday, April 22, 2000, Joe Woodard, Calgary Herald
A shame no one notices.

Teens warned of 'problem pile'
Saturday, April 22, 2000, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
More on the "justice" system.

'Unfortunate incident' subject of sheriff's probe
Friday, April 21, 2000, Lawrence Walsh, Pittsburg Post-Gazette
Pittsburg cops will kill family pets to collect support from people who don't even live there.

What is family after the breakup?
Friday, April 21, 2000, SEAN FINE, The Globe and Mail
More of the Globe looking at only one side, ignoring the kids and husband, and misusing the stats.

Baby taken from mom charged with spousal assault
Thursday, April 20, 2000, Shayne Morrow, Port Alberni Valley Times
Wow! An abusive woman removed for spousal assault! And convicted!

Research shows women can be as beastly as men
Thursday, April 20, 2000, Ilana Mercer, Calgary Herald
Yep.

Fighting the fear of doing justice
Thursday, April 20, 2000, Jim Bronskill, The Ottawa Citizen
The cost of our injustice system.

Ontario bill attacks judges: lawyer
Thursday, April 20, 2000, Richard Mackie, The Globe and Mail
Figures -- the lawyers want to keep what they do out of the public eye too.
Proposed list of sentences condemned as attack on judges
Thursday, April 20, 2000, Tom Blackwell, National Post
I think we need them for family law judges too! Right away!! The heck with longer criminal sentences, hold the family law bigots accountable!
Tory MPP wants judges to be more accountable
Wednesday, April 19, 2000, Richard Mackie, The Globe and Mail
Proposal only for criminal law -- and for the wrong reasons -- but what a great idea for family law!

Trial by media isn't the road to justice
Thursday, April 20, 2000, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
The justice system needs to get their act together. False accusations in many areas destroy people.

Why caring liberals can't shoot straight
Thursday, April 20, 2000, Mark Steyn, National Post
"Here's a shocking statistic that will horrify all Canadian parents: 90% of all statistics containing the word "children" are complete bunk. That's right: nine out of 10 child statistics have no rational scientific basis." In fact, many of the statistics are so distorted that they ar downright bunk.

Judge's tough action gives new hope
Wednesday, April 19, 2000, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
Wow! A judge acting justly!! Kudos to Justice Maria Linhares de Sousa!!!

Senate panel OKs DNA testing for child-support
Wednesday, April 19, 2000, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pennsylvania senate believes that child support should be paid for by the children's father, not simply by someone the courts decides to extract money from.

'The wicked witch'
Wednesday, April 19, 2000, Kate Jennison, National Post
Stepmothers' bum wrap.

Human rights, phony rights
Tuesday, April 18, 2000, Karen Selick, National Post
Selick on the weak rationalisations of Madam Justice Rosalie Abella.

Teen lover in court to comfort teacher who 'exploited' him
Tuesday, April 18, 2000, Janet Steffenhagen, National Post
Another school teacher abuses children....and the victims figures its OK because the teacher is a woman.

The greatest threat to truth comes from denial
Monday, April 17, 2000, John Waters, Irish Times
Murder and violence.

"Mother loses daughter, 6 to US father."
Sunday, April1 16, 2000, Canberra Times
Australia finally does what is right -- with the maximum damage to the child.

"Non-custodial parents cautious"
Saturday, April 15, 2000, Gina Teel, Calgary Herald
Alberta introduces legislation to have court-ordered access enforced!

'Children, families are still suffering,' say advocates of Divorce Act changes
Saturday, April 15, 2000, Chris Cobb, The Ottawa Citizen
The ribbon campaign!

Experts: More Latchkey Kids Means More Trouble
Friday, April 14, 2000, Sherry Karasik, APB News
When the cat's away....

Fla. Girls Charged in Murder Plot
Friday, April 14, 2000, Rachel la Corte, Associated Press
Younger and yougner.

Child Abuse Is Deadlier Than Accidents
Wednesday, April 12, 2000, Deborah Wormser, APB News
From a large study, recently published.

Put real discipline back in the schools
Wednesday, April 12, 2000, Kathleen Parker, The Orlando Sentinel
The good old days that produced .... people.

Can no one help this boy?
Wednesday, April 12, 2000, Steve Simmons, Toronto Sun
A little kid who has fallen throught he cracks in the system -- and appears to be staying there.

Second wives 'ignored' by courts
Sunday, April 9, 2000, Chris Cobb, The Ottawa Citizen
Judicial injustice destroys so many....and keeps on ticking.

'Feminization of poverty'
Sunday, April 9, 2000, Mindelle Jacobs, Edmonton Sun
Some double-think on poverty. Increase child care workers salary by cutting child care worker costs to those who leave to beome child care workers. Some nebulous someone else pays, who ends up being the worker anyways.

Oh, for a standard of what is socially, morally acceptable
Sunday, April 9, 2000, Kathleen Parker, The Orlando Sentinel
Mostly about the artificial changes being brought about.

Parents shackled and blamed
Sunday, April 9, 2000, Lucia Corbella, Calgary Sun
Attorney-General defends legislation
Tuesday, April 4, 2000, The Globe and Mail
AG defends legislation to make parents pay for their children's transgressions, but not to allow them to discipline them.

High court's rulings add to confusion, experts argue
Saturday, April 8, 2000, Luiza Chwialkowska, National Post
Justice Rosalie Abella figures that democracy is enhanced if her prejudices are made into law by judges.

Rape law change 'breaches rights'
Friday, April 7, 2000, Frances Gibb
The Times
Britain moves like Canada -- change the definition so all men are guilty and can't ever prove innocence.

Something is really wrong when the NOW Gang is advising the police on policy
Friday, April 7, 2000, Cathy Young, Jewish World Review
Believe it or not, the Philadelphia police commissioner is getting NOW to make his policy. No brotherly love will be left there now.

Yale Scammer Must Repay Scholarship
Friday, April 7, 2000, Associated Press
She forged her transcripts and letters.

What's in a man's name?: Money
Thursday, April 6, 2000, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
FRO taps everyone for money....try to get them off your back and pay, pay, pay! -- even if that wasn't your spouse and kids!

Ministry staff failed to protect girl: report
Thursday, April 6, 2000, The Globe and Mail
B.C.'s ministry workers flub.

THE SUPREME COURT ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE
Rein in lobby groups, senior judges suggest
Thursday, April 6, 2000, Luiza Chwialkowska, National Post
Gee, they already ignore non-custodial parents, but take massive representations from the government funded agencies that persecute them. So now the Supreme Court wants to make sure the bad work they have done will never be changed? Just keep helping those "homosexuals and feminists subvert the parliamentary process."
In awe of judges, clerks play a role too
Thursday, April 6, 2000, Alan Young, National Post
How the non-judges influence the judges.
Trudeau drew map for court's political nature
Thursday, April 6, 2000, Neil Seeman, National Post
How the Trudeau charter impacted the courts, and the country.
Philosophical debate changed court forever
Thursday, April 6, 2000, Peter McCormick, National Post
The history of judicial activism and the lessening of democracy.
Lawyers: make your case - but make it quick
Thursday, April 6, 2000, Neil Seeman, National Post
Dealing with the Supremes. And no Diana Ross!
Three judges talk about their first time
Thursday, April 6, 2000, National Post
No, no....its about the first time the stuck it to the whole country.
Celebrating a reluctant feminist heroine
Thursday, April 6, 2000, Robert Remington, National Post
The 1973 Murduch case.
'The flames of hatred were roaring'
Thursday, April 6, 2000, James Cudmore, National Post
The 1991 Vriend case.
The day they tried to kill the court
Thursday, April 6, 2000, Luiza Chwialkowska, National Post
They missed.

Unwed motherhood is a crying shame
Wednesday, April 5, 2000, Kathleen Parker, The Orlando Sentinel
Kids need both parents, not disaffected men.

Ministry a failure, child advocate says
Wednesday, April 5, 2000, The Globe and Mail
Referring to BS's Ministry for Children and Families

Mothers 'prefer to be at home with children'
Wednesday, April 5, 2000, Celia Hall, The Daily Telegraph
'Giving up work was best thing I did'
Wednesday, April 5, 2000, Sally Pook, The Daily Telegraph
Mom's would rather not work. No mention of Dad.

Attorney-General defends legislation
Tuesday, April 4, 2000, The Globe and Mail
AG defends legislation to make parents pay for their children's transgressions, but not to allow them to discipline them.

Top court hijacked, critics warn
Monday, April 3, 2000, Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail
Via clerks, the courts have been hijacked by government-funded "litigators for gay rights, civil liberties, feminists, aboriginals and champions of linguistic rights." The rest of us don't have rights, it appears.

There's more behind father's `martyrdom'
Sunday, April 9, 2000, Michelle Landsberg, Toronto Star
The old bigot is at it again. Does this appear to be an offer to you, not to ask the men's groups for help, but to turn to the Toronto Star and Michelle Landsberg for assistance? Perhaps we should all send them letters asking for that $100,000 that the lawyers want up front. So don't forget: Landsberg's e-mail address is mlandsb@thestar.ca, the editor is at editorial@thestar.ca, the Ombudman is at either ombud@thestar.ca or dsellar@thestar.ca.
The pain behind a suicide
Saturday, April 8, 2000, Robert Matas, The Globe and Mail
The Globe's later coverage of the suicide....reflecting the hearsay from the former Mrs. White and her guilt and her avoidance of responsibility. Note that, as is typical in the Globe these days, the children are treated as her property. I feel so sorry for these children.
Society urges use of lawyers
Monday, April 3, 2000, Margot Gibb-Clark and Gordon Pitts, The Globe and Mail
Enourage, but not pay. They take all the money, all the kids, all hte hope, and pass off this type of fluff. In the meantime, there is not money left for a jerky lawyer.
Father's suicide becomes rallying cry for fairness in court
Saturday, April 1, 2000, Donna Laframboise, National Post
Coverage of Darrin White's funeral. It is quite moving.
Desperate father's suicide fuels family support debate
Saturday, April 1, 2000, Helen Fallding, Winnipeg Free Press
Coverage of Darrin White's funeral.
Suicide may speed divorce reform
Saturday, April 1, 2000, Mark Baker, The Ottawa Citizen
It doesn't matter how many die, this government is resolved to wipe out non-custodial parents.
Funeral held for man being called a martyr in men's rights crusade
Saturday, April 1, 2000, Vancouver Province
Man called a martyr for men's rights is buried
Friday, March 31, 2000, Toronto Star News Service
This article was never actually printed in the Toronto Star, who studiously ignored the Darrin White situation as they tend to ignore all such things. The article here came on their "breaking news service" on their website, presumably as a CP feed (see the Vancouver Province above) and disappeared very, very quickly, presumably as Star policy took effect.
A father's lonely vigil
Saturday, April 1, 2000, Kalvin Reid, St. Catharines Standard
One protest in a small city on the Niagara Peninsula.
Fathers' rights are ignored in most family court cases
Saturday, April 1, 2000, Keith Weave, Letter to The St. Catharines Standard
Father's suicide fuels battle over Divorce Act
Monday, March 27, 2000, Chris Cobb, The Ottawa Citizen
Senator Cools point out that "Some fathers in Canada are being exposed to heartless, merciless systematic humiliation." Mostly the ones who are dead or alive it seems. The sad part is that such discrimination, against either parent, causes such terrible damage to that parent and the children that it should be considered as criminal abuse. It should also be noted that the Department of Justice spokesperson fails to mention that the $29 million is being spent to aggravate these problems, not alleviate them, [code words "improved enforcement programs"], and that the the Minister of Justice has back off the government's committment in the Throne Speech to have changes made by December of 2000 to May, 2002 -- long after the next election. Note that the custody and access area has been disbanded as is indicated in the news release available at http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/news/nr/2000/doc_25047.html or in PDF format from here. Let the government know what you think.
Senator Wants Changes
Saturday, March 25, 2000, Bernice Trick, Prince George Citizen
Good points from the august Senator.
Dads risk suicide in custody fights
Friday, March 24, 2000, Clare Ogilvie, The Province
Dad killed himself after being financially and emotionally stripped and left hopeless. BC courts representative, former judge Lloyd McKenzie, says "the guidelines are an effort by the federal government to simplify things." Dead fathers appear to be simpler.
Senator says conflict reforms might have saved father's life
Friday, March 24, 2000, Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun
Senator Cools comments on Darrin White's death, and the system than abandonned him.
Family blames justice system for pushing man to suicide
Thursday, March 23, 2000, Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun
"Lloyd McKenzie, a former B.C. Supreme Court judge who speaks on behalf of the court, said the White case is no different than any of the thousands that go through the courts." That explains all the dead non-custodial parents.
Anti-male bias in family courts blamed for man's suicide
Thursday, March 23, 2000, Donna Laframboise, National Post
Support payment suicide
Thursday, March 23, 2000, Toronto Sun
Man hangs himself after order to pay family support
Thursday, March 23, 2000, Robert Matas, The Globe and Mail
Suicide sparks courthouse demonstration
Thursday, March 23, 2000, Bernice Trick, Prince George Citizen
Sad system
Thursday, March 23, 2000, Editorial, Prince George Citizen
Justice system pushed father
Thursday, March 23, 2000, Michell Lang, Prince George Free Press
Some about White's daughter Ashlee's pain. Some about the obvisously pernacious and vengeful ex-Mrs. White who figures that her actions are everyone else's fault.
Court blamed for city man's death
Wednesday, March 22, 2000, Bernice Trick, Prince George Citizen
Another non-custodial parent is stripped of everything they own, and everything that is important to them, by a baised spouse and court system. In the hopelessness and despair, they suicide, to the detriment of their children and all of society. The courts should not be killing off these people. I wonder who else this judge and this lawyer killed this week?
The decision that triggered the suicide can be seen by clinking here.

The SCOPE of the problem
Tuesday, April 4, 2000, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
The FRO enforcment -- out of control again.

Deck is stacked against moms
Sunday, April 2, 2000, R. Cort Kirkwood, Ottawa Sun
Socialism requires the destruction of the famly.

Deadbeat parent roundup nets 17
Sunday, April 2, 2000, Jim Gintonio, The Arizona Republic
Who cares if you can pay -- or if you did -- off to jail with you!

Ontario plans Parental Responsibility Act, sources say
Saturday, April 1, 2000, James McCarten, The Ottawa Citizen
The courts mess up the kids and the family, so make the family pay. Hmmm...

Mothers 'should be free to stay at home'
Saturday, April 1, 2000, Ruth Gledhill
The Times
OK, so mother should be free to stay home. What about fathers? Are the Church of England's women having a problem with equal opportunity?

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