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March 1, 2000 to March 31, 2000

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Stay-home parents know that their kids need them
Sunday, March 26, 2000, Kathleen Parker, The Orlando Sentinel

Pilloried, broke, alone
Saturday, March 25, 2000, Donna Laframboise, National Post
Second wives' club
Saturday, March 25, 2000, Donna Laframboise, National Post
These two articles form the first part of a realistic examination of child support rules.
'This is madness'
Monday, March 27, 2000, Donna Laframboise, National Post
Part 2 of an excellent series.
'This is about punishing Dad'
Tuesday, March 28, 2000, Donna Laframboise, National Post
This is the final part of the series.
How to end the war against divorced dads
Tuesday, March 28, 2000, Donna Laframboise, National Post

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. 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.
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.

Taking more responsibility for deadbeats
Saturday, March 25, 2000, Dale Brazao, Toronto Star
Rehash of the incorrect and made-up stats, and a summary of all childre are are money weapons for mom. The Star really is a wretched paper.
Ohio backs Ontario's pursuit of deadbeat dad
Saturday, March 25, 2000, Dale Brazao and Patricia Orwen, Toronto Star
Sharks pools. Has SHE got charged with the welfare fraud yet?
Judge orders errant father to start paying up
Thursday, March 23, 2000, Dale Brazao and Patricia Orwen, Toronto Star
Ahhh...the shark strikes! No best interests of anyone in this guys heart or head.
Canada, U.S. reopen file on deadbeat dad
Saturday, March 11, 2000, Dale Brazao and Patricia Orwen, Toronto Star
The sharks swim at the scent of blood.
How one deadbeat dad is living high on the hog
Saturday, March 4, 2000, Dale Brazao and Patricia Orwen, Toronto Star
More in the Star series. So let me understand, an educated woman who has decided to be unemployed is also a vindictive and alienating mother who is on welfare and goes to food banks. Yet she supposedly, spends hundreds of thousands of dollars pursuing a father who has not paid his support: "I won't let him live comfortably anywhere". Welfare fraud? Oh no, her Daddy really spent the hundreds of thousands on persuing this guy, but lets his grandchildren rot in poverty. But that doesn't count, right? It isn't her with the money. Grandparents can let their grandchildren rot, right? But its OK for maternal grandparents, but paternal grandparents are not OK.
On the other hand, a judge orders a huge alimony and support settlement on a man whose family's high lifestyle (had to keep up with that millionaire dad-in-law) was supported by his criminal actions. Of course, he got caught, lost everything, but of course will still have to pay amounts that even before he could only collect as a criminal, even when he is in jail. So cut-off from this children, harassed by the government, this guy ran. Now he has remarried, still not working, and the new spouse (a lawyer???!!!) has some money -- but not as much as the ex-dad-in-law . So the Star figures that he is rich and should pay the support out of the new spouse's money -- even if it is not his. Star even figures he si making money doing a job he would not be able to be licenced to perform because of his fraund and tax evasion conviction. He is back in Canada to try to work things out though.
Now, ex-dad-in-law comfortably lets his grandchildren live on welfare and get money out of the food bank while spending these sums to pursue this poor guy. Right. He shouldn't pay because it is not him owed the support, but the new spouse should because she does not owe the support. Of course, if his daughter was taking money or his boat and collecting welfare, we likely would have the welfare fraud, but heh....what's a little criminal fraud! At least we can be comfortable knowing she is taking food away from the people who need it. The Star is so proud of its biased crap.
Give the guy a reasonable level of support, give him is life back, and get this alienating, vindictive and manipulative mother to get her life back too! Poor kids, they don't stand a chance with this dysfunctional bunch of rich losers!!

MPPs attack plan to catch deadbeats
Thursday, February , 2000, Patricia Orwen, Toronto Star
You can't get blood out of a stone....only bodies.
Crackdown on deadbeats promised
Saturday, February 12, 2000, Patricia Orwen and Dale Brazao, Toronto Star
Flaherty makes funny noises -- and doesn't deal with what he knows is the truth -- the Star's madeup stats are wrong and/or misleading.
Unit sought to track deadbeats
Sunday, February 6, 2000, Patricia Orwen and Dale Brazao, Toronto Star
Renate Diorio heads a group of 2 (her and her dad) called Families Against Deadbeats. 500 -- pish. They have not bought into criminal harassment and can be seen at http://www.wantedposters.com. Of course, the Star can't figure out why prventing someone from making any money doesn't help. These are the jailers -- again upset that a man on welfare lives with his parents.
Another deadbeat slips the net
Saturday, February 5, 2000, Patricia Orwen and Dale Brazao, Toronto Star
So here we have a woman who has spent $250,000 pursuing a man for $120,000, harassing and ruining him in the process. She lived with him for 30 years and apparently, other than spending money, never got to know him -- and would rather use a quarter million dollars to harass the ex than to feed her children. She brainwashes and alienating the poor kids too giving them no more status than that of a weapon. Hard to guess with the b-word or the w-word applies here -- heck, use them both. As for the slant of the Start -- criminal is closer to the reality. Note that the judge imputed an income -- meaning that the man never made this much money, and likely never close to it, but some judge decided to ruin him by setting the support at impossible levels. [PS. Again the false and misleading statistics. This paper obviously believes in making up the numbers, and are obviously deciding to act as incompetent as the FRO is.]
How a father lived in the shadows to avoid payments
Saturday, January 29, 2000, Patricia Orwen and Dale Brazao, Toronto Star
Start of the Toronto Star bigotted series on deadbeats -- only dads. This one, a not totally competant man who may make up to $20,000 a year with a net worth of $750 is told to pay up $100,000, based on in support of $9,000 a year -- and did some jail. Of course, the Star will make sure he will never work again. Their big deal is that his parents are able to retire -- but not allowed to see the kids either. Remember support and access are separate, but these kids are being used as weapons, being alienated, and the Star figures that that abuse is just OK. Does the Star think grandparents must pay? (see some more later) [PS. child support arrears stats have no basis in reality and are wrong.]

Abduction Cases Draw Ire on Hill
Friday, March 24, 2000, Cindy Loose, Washington Post
Imagine, one parent stopping the other from seeing the child! Imagine doing dishonest things to do that -- like lying in court, producing false evidence! Finally someone cares!!

NAC's secret is out
Tuesday, March 21, 2000, The Edmonton Sun
Hardly a surprise. Few women thought that they were represented.

Police, judges at odds over courthouse security
Tuesday, March 21, 2000, Tom Blackwell, National Post
Judges getting worried about the consequences of their prejudices?

Interest groups push judicial change: report
Tuesday, March 21, 2000, Luiza Chwialkowska, National Post
This report seems to be based only on the actual instigators of the case. Government funded, gender groups such as LEAF, the Women's Legal Eduacation and Action Fund are intervenors in a huge number of cases -- much larger than this indicated here.

The legacy of radical feminism: "Everyone thought it would be cool"
Tuesday, March 21, 2000, Brigid Schulte. Washington Post
These girls knew how to get the teacher! False accusations!!

Senator answers child's call for help
Saturday, March 18, 2000, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
The tireless Senator Cools is recognised for her dedication again!

Pornography integral to gay culture, Supreme Court advised
Friday, March 17, 2000, Janice Tibbetts, National Post
With great hypocrisy, LEAF -- the government sponsored "feminist" lawyers -- decide that porno is only good for lesbians, and then it is a necessity. And you wonder where your tax money goes.

Judges Are Afraid to Release Fathers
Friday, March 17, 2000, Massachusetts News
Massachusetts's judge presume guilt if the accused is a fatehr.

Judge Judy Overruled By Judge Jeffrey
Friday, March 17, 2000, Cerisse Anderson, Law Net News
Well, if you hadn't figured it out, don't got to TV's Judge Judy for a family law matter.

Monks in the middle of fracas at women's meeting
Thursday, March 16, 2000, Paul Waldie, National Post
REAL women and the Catholic Church play havoc with the immorality of Beijing+5.

Fla. Children & Families worker charged with abuse of her own child
Thursday, March 16, 2000, Miami Herald
Protect the children from the child protectors in many more ways than just this.

Fatherhood is too often being given short shrift in courts
Thursday, March 16, 2000, Al Knight, Denver Post
Fathers pursue the courts, through the courts.

Men more likely to commit suicide after divorce, study finds
Wednesday, March 15, 2000, Sarah Yang, CNN
Divorce doubles suicide risk in men
Wednesday, March 15, 2000, Michelle Beaulieu, Yahoo News
Divorced Men More Likely to Commit Suicide-Study
Tuesday, March 14, 2000, Yahoo News
Even more confirmation on what has been known but ignored for too long.

Teacher in the clear as sex abuse allegations recanted by students
Wednesday, March 15, 2000, Daily Telegraph in the Edmonton Journal
These students knew how to destroy a teacher!

Ex-Husband Gets $3M, Kids in Divorce Verdict
Wednesday, March 15, 2000, Richmond Eustis, Law Net News
Wow! Caretaking Dad actually gets the kids and a shot at life!

'Mrs. Robinson' slew hubby, ex-lover: Cops
Wednesday, March 15, 2000, Jason Cumming, Toronto Sun
"A bisexual "Mrs. Robinson" allegedly laces her hubby's wine with antifreeze and then is accused of convincing a teen to kill her former lesbian lover on the eve of a trial where she was to be the star witness."
Woman faces second murder charge in death of female friend
Tuesday, March 14, 2000, Joanne Laucius, National Post
One husband, one lesbian lover killed. Hmmm....looks like a sentence for the lover's murder is coming.

You want to be just a mom? For shame!
Wednesday, March 15, 2000, Kathleen Parker, The Orlando Sentinel
Parenthood is not important enough??!! What are kids being told??

Soccer mom jailed for assault
Tuesday, March 14, 2000, Arthur Milnes, National Post
Wow, a woman charged, tried and jailed for assault!! You think it was only because she attacked a pregnant female?

Men are new victims says equality chief
Monday, March 13, 2000, Frances Gibb, The Times
Britain's Equal Opportunities Commission realises that radical, gender-biased reforms have created an oppressive environment.
Father fights to be part-time PC
Monday, March 13, 2000, Frances Gibb, The Times
Male constables not allowed to work part time if they want to be with their children.

Teacher charged over affair with her student
Saturday, March 11, 2000, Nancy Moote, National Post

Baby dumping solution is filed
Friday, March 10, 2000, Phil Long, Miami Herald
Mom, don't want your kid? Dump 'em off and pick 'em up later. Dad? What's Dad got to say about it?

Police: Jealous mother torched teen
Friday, March 10, 2000, Charles Rabin and Karl Ross, Miami Herald
Sleeping with Mom's boyfriend is dangerous. Watch out!

His 'rock' of a wife swayed the judges
Friday, March 10, 2000, Mark Hume, National Post
It ain't the dad, it ain't the groupie/hooker biological mother, it's the second wife?...and colour?

Many women shy away from 'feminist' label: researcher
Thursday, March 9, 2000, Robert Remington, National Post
Excesses in the name of feminism are starting to turn off everyone.

Mother Charged With Arming Children
Thursday, March 9, 2000, Associated Press
A hammer and a screwdriver?

Father Can't Sell His Parental Rights
Thursday, March 9, 2000, Michael A. Riccardi, Law Net News
In NY, they can't buy you off....well, at least not if it helps you in any way. So don't give up on your children!

Street protester beats judges at own game
Wednesday, March 8, 2000, The Australian
Australian judges fall on their face as they try to suppress freedom of expression -- well, in this one case.

Boys far outrank girls in behaviour, learning problems: Statscan
Wednesday, March 8, 2000, Virginia Galt, The Globe and Mail
Years of neglect results in what should have been expected.

Dads count but not more than Moms, Children
Wednesday, March 8, 2000, Patricia Ireland Houston Chronicle
Typical double-think from NOW purposefully confusing children with mothers, especially mothers that use alienation to abuse their children and continuing their anti-marriage rhetoric.

Girl Charged in Psychiatrist Death
Wednesday, March 8, 2000, Associated Press
Perhaps just ironic that daughter beat her to death.

Teacher Faces Sex Charge After Traffic Stop
Wednesday, March 8, 2000, Janet Prasad, APB Online
A 13 year old?

Parents to pay or face prison
Tuesday, March 7, 2000, John Stapleton, The Australian
Ozzies reopen debtor prisons -- to the opposition of both men's and women's groups.

Scholarship Student Killed Newborn, Cops Say
Tuesday, March 7, 2000, Stephanie Kirch, APB Online
Death penalty for her? not just the child?

Japan Riveted by Mom's Murder Trial
Tuesday, March 7, 2000, Scott Stoddard, Associated Press
Rationalisation of frustration?

Cops Charge Wife With Murder in Fake Kidnapping
Tuesday, March 7, 2000, Janet Prasad, APB Online
Another divorced woman kills.

The mark of an intolerant society
Tuesday, March 7, 2000, Donna Laframboise, National Post
Rights board fines printer for refusing gay business
Friday, March 3, 2000, Jonathon Gatehouse, National Post
Freedoms under the Charters extend only as far as the next special interest group franchised by the Courts in Canada.

Justice system comes down to dumb luck
Tuesday, March 7, 2000, George Jonas, National Post
All the way around, even luck would be better in family law.

Editorial: Fatherhood rules
Tuesday, March 7, 2000, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Did this father eventually get some "dumb luck." It is good to see.

Veteran cop fighting perjury charges
Tuesday, March 7, 2000, Barbara Brown, The Hamilton Spectator
Cop "omits" women's assault from testimony.

Some grim conclusions about gender and mass killing
Monday, March 6, 2000, Christina Spencer, The Ottawa Citizen
Recognising that there is no "International Men's Day", and why.

Court won't let man deny fatherhood role
Sunday, March 5, 2000, Las Vegas Sun
Father by fraud? Courts say, long live fraud!! Pay, man, pay (and maybe the biological father pays too)!

Woman Charged With Killing Toddler Son
Friday, March 3, 2000, Valerie Kalfrin, APB Online
On probation for shooting her ex, she shoots a 3 year old in the head with a 12 guage.

Newfoundland: Woman acquitted in 3rd trial
Thursday, March 2, 2000, National Post
Heh, it was only a husband she was trying to kill! And she got custody to boot!

No Headline
Thursday, March 2, 2000, Joseph J. Duome, Bucks County Courier Times
Fathers have become obsolete.

Baby shaker gets 7 years in prison
Wednesday, March 1, 2000, National Post
Seven years may be a lot of time for a life, but a husband isn't worth that much, only a baby.

Smith's Ex-Girlfriend Wants Money
Wednesday, March 1, 2000, Associated Press
Hmmm...I wonder what this is all about. Half!!!

Ottawa considers extending witness protection to abuse victims
Wednesday, March 1, 2000, Janice Tibbetts, National Post
Canadian Alliance MP works to ensure men NEVER see their kids again.

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