Sunday, February 26, 2012

Das State of Maine

When Stephen King would depict parts of Maine as horrible I thought it was fiction. Now I know better.

Two words come to mind: collusion and conspiracy.

Senator Grassley's letter to the New York Times


Violence Against Women

Published: February 24, 2012

To the Editor:

“Republicans Retreat on Domestic Violence” (editorial, Feb. 10) doesn’t recognize the reasons for the lack of support for the Judiciary Committee bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. The bill fails to recognize the dire fiscal situation, fails to ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and adds unjustifiable controversial provisions.

My alternative bill provides more assistance for victims than the bill reported by the Judiciary Committee. The inspector general’s random audits of the act’s grant recipients repeatedly found irregularities and misconduct, including unauthorized and unallowable expenses in 21 of 22 grants. It’s only logical to change the committee’s bill to ensure that those funds go to help victims.

Also, the committee’s bill fails to address testimony at a hearing demonstrating that some immigrants applying for visas falsely claim to be victims of domestic violence.

I object to the editorial’s claim that my bill would eliminate the Office on Violence Against Women. Given the poor record of that office in administering these programs efficiently, my bill retains a separate Office on Violence Against Women within an existing Justice Department agency that administers grants. This means that less money is spent on bureaucrats, leaving more funds for victims.

Democrats have insisted on inserting controversial items into the act for which there is no proven need. In doing so, they have prevented Congress from strengthening it as a consensus bill and turned a routine reauthorization into an unnecessary dispute.

Washington, Feb. 10, 2012

The writer is a Republican senator from Iowa.

Source:click here

There is no mention of male victims of domestic violence. That is what is missing. Why is that? Let's contact Senator Chuck Grassley and ask why not. I think it's admirable to make those receiving VAWA money to be held accountable but let's not forget the already forgotten victims of domestic violence,men. Let's put that question to Senator Grassley.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Tell the State of California to obey its own laws

From the NCFM:

NCFM VP Marc Angelucci and David Woods living legacy helps clean up the domestic violence industry

February 20, 2012

NCFM Vice President Marc Angelucci, Esq., represented the plaintiffs in the landmark domestic violence case Woods v. Horton (“Woods”). Consequently, in 2008, the California Supreme Court decided domestic violence services providers had to provide services to men as well as women. To our knowledge there has been little or no effort on behalf of the state of California or domestic violence service providers to comply substantively with the court ruling.

The California Emergency Management Agency oversees domestic violence service providers receiving state funds. The attached public records request from Mr. Angelucci, on behalf of the National Coalition For Men, to the Emergency Management Agency, requests substantial information necessary to answer compliance questions.

Thank you Marc. This is a major undertaking. For you non NCFM members, well… saddle up my friends, we still have a long way to go. Thanks to those like Marc your journey may not be as dangerous as was David’s and his family…

(Click here to read NCFM authors Marc Angelucci Letter 2-14-11 to CEMA)

If you are a California resident you can find your state elected leaders here you can find both houses using this map. And/or you can email the Governor here. If you are outside of California contact the Governor. Let's ask why Woods vs. Horton is not being implemented. You can find the Assembly here and the Senate here and the California Legislature website here.

Maine steps on the rights of men accused of domestic violence

Maine Chief Justice Leigh Saufley

I see that Mary N. Kellett is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to misconduct in Maine,which means this is business as usual:

Maine’s chief justice changes bail rules for domestic violence suspects
By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

Posted Feb. 09, 2012, at 1:28 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 09, 2012, at 6:27 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The chief justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court said Thursday that the court system would work with the governor and lawmakers to curb domestic violence in Maine.

In her annual State of the Judiciary address, Leigh I. Saufley announced that, effective immediately, bail commissioners may not set bail in domestic violence-related cases unless they have access to the defendant’s criminal history in Maine.

“We know that one of the most important tools in averting repeated violence is for judicial officers to have the criminal history records of the person charged with domestic violence,” she said. “Without that history, informed decisions cannot be made.”

Bail commissioners sometimes don’t have that information because of varying legal interpretations, technological limitations, law enforcement staffing limitations and miscommunication, according to Saufley.

“But frankly, it doesn’t matter why bail commissioners don’t have the records,” she said. “By law, you have mandated policies by which criminal history records will be relayed to the bail commissioners. To make well-informed decisions, they must have the information. Too often, they are not receiving the reports. That is simply not acceptable.”

If a bail commissioner does not have a defendant’s criminal history, the defendant will have to remain in jail and appear before a judge within 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays, Saufley said at a press conference after her speech.

I see so it's screw the Constitution. That sounds like business as usual for Maine. Chances are only men are going to get fucked over by this so bitches like this judge have no problem fucking over men.

Gov. Paul LePage, who has made eradicating domestic violence a priority for his administration, praised her action in a press release issued Thursday afternoon.

“I applaud Chief Justice Saufley for taking a proactive step which will ensure the safety of the public,” he said. “Any type of violence against a person is a threat to their well-being and we know domestic violence can be particularly harmful and escalate quickly for those who are in relationships. I commend the leadership of the chief justice for this renewed focus on domestic violence and implementation of meaningful change which will benefit many Mainers.”

In a statement issued after the address, House Minority Leader Emily Cain, D-Orono, also expressed support for Saufley’s desire to curb domestic violence.

“I look forward to working with the Chief Justice to strengthen … protections for victims of domestic violence,” said Cain, who has introduced emergency legislation to prevent domestic violence this year in response to the tragic event in Dexter last June in which Steven Lake murdered his wife, Amy Lake, and the couple’s two children before turning the gun on himself.

“The Dexter tragedy rightfully put our entire system under a microscope,” Cain said. “We know that we must work together [to] do more to protect victims and prevent harm.”

What do they do about Vledek Filler case and others like it? Oh yeah,they sweep it under the rug whlle saying "nothing to see here".

The Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will hold public hearings Monday on Cain’s bill and other bills concerning domestic violence.

The chief justice’s action raised concerns among criminal defense attorneys.

“I am deeply concerned that the likely effect here is that people merely accused of crimes are going to be held without any bail whatsoever,” Walter McKee of Augusta said in an email. “That’s flatly unfair, unconstitutional and disappointing. The overwhelming majority of those arrested are going to be held while waiting for information that will have zero impact on any bail issue.”

The president of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers also expressed concern about Saufley’s directive.

“Holding an accused on a crime that is bailable as a matter of right until criminal history information is received is not a novel concept — the problem is that technical limitations on the sharing of this type of information between law enforcement and bail commissioners results in justice being denied and constitutional rights being violated,” Sarah Churchill of Portland said Thursday in an email.

“What the Chief Justice has proposed can be done without violating the rights of the accused if changes are made to how information is shared,” she continued. “I have concerns about how quickly those types of changes can be made and how the potential violations of constitutional rights of the accused are going to be handled in this interim period of time.”

Saufley did say that the rights of the accused guaranteed by the Maine and U.S. constitutions must be preserved and enforced.

“To be clear, in our efforts to eradicate domestic violence, we must not allow a rush to judgment to sweep in the innocent,” she told lawmakers.

"We must preserve and enforce the rights guaranteed by the Maine and federal constitutions. And we must carefully balance the rights of the accused against public safety and protection for victims.”

What she didn't say: "he prceeding is my insincere lip-service to male victims of this policy now leave me alone"

Saufley also said that the court system should be involved in finding solutions to domestic violence.

“While the courts are neutral fact-finders, courts are not neutral on the fact of, or the solutions for, domestic violence,” she said. “Chief justices across the country are looking for ways to better identify the potentially lethal cases.”

Actually the court is supposed to be neutral. The only one who should be conducting themselves as prosecutors are prosecutors. The day the court becomes a co-prosecutor the defendent is fucked.

Saufley suggested using principles outlined by the national Conference of Chief Justices as a guide in crafting legislation and implementing changes to the court system. They are:

• Families in crisis must be able to easily access courts.

• Judges must have comprehensive information on prior court orders and any history of violence in the family.

• Convicted abusers must be held accountable.

• Judges can be catalysts to enhance intergovernmental collaboration for improvement.

What about false accusers? Are they listed as criminals? Didn't think so.

New initiatives in 2012 that Saufley announced Thursday include audio web streaming of oral arguments in appeals to the state supreme court and a pilot program that would direct phone calls from people in Androscoggin County from the clerks’ offices in Lewiston and Auburn to three court employees who would answer questions, help them find information and more easily negotiate the court system. This would free up clerks to work on cases already filed with fewer interruptions, she said.

In addition, Saufley praised lawmakers Thursday for restoring baseline funding of $55 million a year to the courts after a series of cuts in the previous administration left 60 clerk and security jobs vacant because of a hiring freeze.

She's getting more money to fuck over men and that makes her happy. Time to bring on the Maine witch hunt.

As of July 1, 2011, the start of the fiscal year, those positions were filled, allowing for an increase in entry screening and efficiency in clerks’ offices around the state, she said.

Sen. David R. Hastings III, R-Fryeburg, who is chairman of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee and an attorney, said after the speech that funding the court system’s baseline budget “has been crucial in providing access to justice, especially in rural area.”

To view the Maine Judicial Branch 2011 Annual Report, click here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Source:click here

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Kenyon men boycott women because of DV

Kenyan men protest domestic violence

(Washington D.C. Feb 21, 2012 AVfM News) Yesterday the BBC reported that
a men's group in Kenya named Maendeleo Ya Wanaume (translation not
available) announced an initiative to protest what is becoming a growing
problem of female perpetrated domestic abuse in that country. The
protest will entail a nation wide boycott of meals made by their wives
and partners and is supposed to encourage men to eat away from home
together and share their experiences with domestic abuse whether it be
physical or emotional.

In Kenyan culture eating your wife's meal is said to be a very important
part of a mans expression of appreciation for his wife.

Last year, the group conducted its own survey of Central and Nairobi
provinces and found that up to 460,000 men said they had been subjected
to some sort of domestic abuse. The two provinces have a combined
population of more than seven million people.

In addition to the BBC release local Kenyan television station, NTV
Kenya, has broadcast a story about the protest and featured victims of
extreme physical abuse. Explanations for the abuse perpetrated by wives
included undocumented reports of widespread alcoholism by men and the
fact that women were now earning more than men and as better earners
were more resentful that they were taking up more financial responsibility.

Source:click here

The African continent has some very predatory women. When these women are not raping the men they are battering them. I want to wish our Kenyon brothers the best on this boycott and I hope they are able to conscious raise the feeling in the community that female-on-male domestic violence is an issue that needs to be taking more seriously.

Standing up to the whoreporations

I received the following from Demand Progress:

Tell Congress: Only people are people

We deserve a country where our elected officials are not bought and paid for by big corporations.

But the Citizens United vs. FEC Supreme Court decision overturned over a century of precedent and opened the floodgates for unlimited amounts of corporate money to flow into our political system.

Shockingly, the court came to this decision based on the notion that a corporation is legally a "person" entitled to First Amendment rights, and by equating a corporation's right to spend unlimited amounts of money influencing an election with our right to free speech.

Tell your senators and member of Congress to support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and end corporate personhood.

Even before the Citizens United decision, we too often saw the interests of Main Street subverted in favor of the interests of Wall Street.

But with the Citizens United decision now the law of the land, large corporations have the power to spend unlimited amounts of money from their general treasuries to buy elections.

To put things in perspective, the roughly $745 million Barack Obama raised to run for President in the 2008 election cycle (which was the most money raised by any candidate ever to run for office in the U.S.) is dwarfed by the $45 billion in profits a single company (ExxonMobil) made in 2008.

What's more, Citizen United opened loopholes that allow corporations to hide their campaign expenditures by laundering the money through non-profit advocacy organizations.

Tell your senators and member of Congress to support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and end corporate personhood.

The Supreme Court recently indicated that it would hear a challenge to Montana's campaign finance law. While it's possible the Court could narrow the scope of Citizens United, it's very unlikely that the Supreme Court will fix the issue any time soon.

And because Congress cannot pass a law that supersedes a Supreme Court ruling, it may take a constitutional amendment to undo the worst aspects of the Citizens United decision and end corporate personhood.

Clearly, the bar to successfully amending the Constitution is very high. But with 85% of the public opposed to the Citizens United decision, there is a potential for a broad coalition of Democrats, Republicans and Independents who all want to restore our democracy.

And let's remember, the stakes are too high to allow inaction on this issue. It's no exaggeration to say that the Citizens United decision fundamentally threatens the integrity of our democracy.

We need a government of, for and by the people. And sadly, we might need to work really hard to re-establish the common sense and democratic view that only people are people, not corporations.

Your senators and member of Congress need to hear from you, regardless of where they stand on this issue. We need to show them that their constituents are part of a broad movement demanding action -- not only to convince them that overturning Citizens United is the right thing to do, but also that it's possible.

Today, take a step to be part of that movement.

Tell your senators and member of Congress to support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and end corporate personhood.

click here to sign the petition.

If it's not the government fucking with you it's corporations. This time it's both. We need to give power back to the people and tell the whoreporate assholes to shove it and the best way you can do that is sign the petition. The freedoms you save may be yours,sign today.

From SAVE: College men fighting back

This past Saturday SAVE launched our Accusing U. campaign at the International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington D.C. It was a complete success -- the room was filled to capacity, barely leaving room to stand. Several students volunteered to become Campus Coordinators.

If you received our last E-lert, you are aware of the government's effort to remove the presumption of innocence from persons accused of rape or sexual assault on college campuses.

SAVE is working tirelessly to expose and expel this new Directive -- and we invite you to get involved. We have just set up a new Facebook page for persons falsely accused of sexual assault: click here.

Drop by, like a comment, join the conversation, recommend us to a friend! For more information, visit Accusing U.


Tom Lemons, Director of Special Events
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

Save Services

P.S. Help us grow our efforts.... Contribute to SAVE

Excellent. I see word is getting out concerning this draconian approach being implemented by the DOE and that men on college campuses are standing up to it and saying "enough". It is a good sign indeed.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Update on Tom Martin

Do you remember Tom Martin,the man who is suing London School of Economics for gender discrimination. The following is update on his case:

January 30th, 2012

Tom Martin v LSE’s Gender Institute: Update

Tom Martin’s sex discrimination lawsuit against Europe’s largest gender studies department at The London School of Economics (LSE) has been delayed, a hearing now rescheduled for March 13th. Tom has given an interview for a programme on satellite news channel Press TV on ‘the future of feminism’, which awaits broadcast, and also, has recently been invited to take part in a debate at University College London (UCL), on the prevalence of misandry in academia and society, a date not yet set. Tom invites all other press and media to contact him directly:

Tom thanks all 120 people from 9 countries who have now donated a total of £4013.25 to the legal fighting fund so far, and asks supporters to keep the donations coming in and the momentum going, by subscribing on twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and spreading the word in any other way they can for what could be a long, difficult, but ultimately game-changing awareness-raising and legal campaign.

NCFM NOTE: Stay tuned. Something similar may be developing at the University of Montana… please support Tom’s effort, he’s making the world a better place for all of us.

Source:click here

Let's all wish Tom the best on his lawsuit and may he prevail. Britain,like Canada,is notoriously misandric so guys like Tom Martin have a long road ahead of them but it is worth it. When they reach that victory they will have scored one for justice. Go Tom Go. Go bro go.

SAVE reaches out to college students

From Tom Lemons of SAVE:

This week SAVE is introducing a new campaign to combat the Department of Education's Directive regarding rape and sexual assault on college campuses across the nation.

The DED has lowered its standard of what constitutes probable cause when an allegation of a sexual assault is reported. Here's an example; if you have a drink with a woman and then become intimate, you are now at risk of being charged with rape if she later regrets her decision.

Accusing U. is a new campaign developed by SAVE, aimed at reversing the government's directive and educating students across the country on this new assault on students' rights.

Please sign our petition, join the Accusing U. Facebook page, and pass along this information to any college students you know! Visit the Accusing U. webpage: click here


Tom Lemons, Director of Special Events

Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

P.S. Help us grow our efforts....,

and forward this E-lert to a friend!

Signing the petition would be great but do you know what would be better? Letting our elected leaders know about this and how this is a viable issue that will benefit men. Since we are the ones that this administration takes great pleasure in torturing. You contact your Congresspersons/Senators here. You can also contact Congressman John Boehner,Speaker of the House,here and Congressman Eric Cantor,House Majority Leader,here. In the Senate contact Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell here. Getting our issues in front of the spotlight helps tremendously so let's get the spotlight on the issues that concern us. Write in today.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Buy a t-shirt and support a good cause

Ever have the dilemma of wanting to buy a t-shirt or contribute to a men's rights group? Well,now you can do both. I'll let the NCFM take it from here:

There will soon be a website through which you can purchase several different t-shirts about contemporary feminism. A significant amount of each purchase will be donated the NCFM. Stay tuned for the launch of the website then BUY SOME T-SHIRTS, SOME FOR YOUR FRIENDS, AND MAYBE ONE FOR YOUR FAVORITE LEGISLATOR. Let’s do some edgeekA’n! Click on the picture for a rousing rant about feminist ideological idiocy of man bad woman good.

Source:click here

Thursday, February 9, 2012

European versions of SOPA and PIPA:from backrooms to street protests

From Fight For The Future:

Together, we beat SOPA in a huge victory for internet freedom. But this Saturday, internet freedom protests are breaking out in over 200 cities across Europe. Why?

Because the companies behind SOPA are using international trade agreements as a backdoor to pass SOPA-style laws

SOPA's supporters are pushing two agreements: ACTA and TPP1. ACTA would criminalize users, encourage internet providers to spy on you, and make it easier for media companies to sue sites out of existence and jail their founders. Sound familiar? That's right, ACTA is from the same playbook as SOPA, but global. Plus it didn't even have to pass through Congress2.

TPP goes even farther than ACTA, and the process has been even more secretive and corrupt. Last weekend (we wish this was a joke) trade negotiators partied with MPAA (pro-SOPA) lobbyists before secret negotiations in a Hollywood hotel, while public interest groups were barred from meeting in the same building.3

Trade agreements are a gaping loophole, a secretive backdoor track that--even though it creates new laws--is miles removed from democracy. Trade negotiators are unelected and unaccountable, so these agreements have been very hard for internet rights groups to stop.

But now the tide is turning. Fueled by the movement to stop SOPA, anti-ACTA protests are breaking out across the EU, which hasn't ratified ACTA. The protests are having an impact: leaders in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia have backtracked on ACTA.4 Now a massive round of street protests in over 200 cities is planned for this Saturday February 11th.

We're planning an online protest this Saturday to support the protests in the streets. Why? Because together we can drive millions of emails to key decision makers--and start tipping the scales like we did on SOPA.

Can you take part? Scroll down to get the code to run on your site!

We just built an ACTA & TPP contact tool, and it's not just a petition. It's code for your site that figures out the visitor's country and lets them email all their Members of European Parliament--the politicians who will be voting on ACTA in June--or the trade negotiators behind TPP. This direct contact between voters and their officials, driven by websites of all sizes, was instrumental in the fight against SOPA.

We can use the same tactics to defeat ACTA & TPP, but we need your help!

Support the street protests with a flood of emails to the officials responsible for ACTA & TPP. Get the code for your website!

Don't have a website? Tell officials in your country to scrap ACTA & TPP! And spread the word about Saturday's protests!

This is going to be tough fight. But we need to make secretive trade agreements harder to pass than US law. If we don't, our internet's future belongs to the lobbyists behind SOPA.

This is just the beginning,

--Holmes Wilson, Tiffiniy Cheng, Joshua Blount & the whole Fight for the Future team.

P.S. This map of ACTA street protests in Europe is amazing. The largest has almost 50,000 RSVP's!


1. For more information on ACTA, read these excellent articles from Techdirt and La Quadrature du Net. For information on TPP, read this Ars Technica piece. For video, watch this.

2. Obama's signing of ACTA may have been unconstitutional. See Anti-counterfeiting agreement raises constitutional concerns and Techdirt.

3. Hollywood gets to party with TPP negotiators, public interest groups get thrown out of the hotel.

4. Ars Technica: Czech, Slovak governments backing away from ACTA, too.

To sign the petition:click here

Sounds good. Let's get the word out. It seems that we are dealing with underhanded individuals who will stoop to whatever level they think they have to just to steal freedoms from other adults. It's bad enough when the government alone tries this but when private enterprise plus government do it is unconscionable. When they act like a oligarchy tyranny then they need to be reined in. Protect you freedoms today,even if you're not in the EU please sign the petition otherwise this monstrosity may come to your country. Stop it before it does,sign the petition today.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tell the Senate to go with Senator Grassley's Amendment;VAWA

Last Thursday the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Sen. Leahy's version of the Violence Against Women Act out of committee with ten votes for and eight against. This was after Sen. Charles Grassley unsuccessfully proposed an amendment that would have added accountability and other improvements.

Your calls are the reason eight senators voted against VAWA last week. High fives all around!!!!!

While the DV industry is drumming up support for the passage of Leahy's VAWA, we can still take steps to stop their mismanagement of funds, insure the distribution of accurate information, end acts of discrimination, and more.

Sen. Grassley's amendment incorporates many of the provisions of SAVE's Partner Violence Reduction Act:click here

Today we'd like you to call your own senators and ask them to support Sen. Grassley's amendment instead of Sen. Leahy's VAWA. Locate your senators' phone numbers here: click here

Please, call your senators right now!

We are on a roll! The ride is fabulous, isn't it?



Teri Stoddard, Program Director

Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

Sounds like we still have a chance to get ahold of this after all. We've got to contact our U.S. Senators on this one since this monstrosity is going before the full Senate. However our protests are counting so maybe we can get the Senate to go with Grassley's amendment over Leahy's. Let's do this,the more of us they hear from the better so send those emails today. The freedoms you preserve may be your own so act today.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Beware of the piranhas

Attack of the piranha woman

New breed of ‘piranha women’ who are preying on rich men to get them pregnant, warns lawyer
By Larisa Brown

Wealthy men are being tricked into bed by single women who deliberately get pregnant because they view a baby as a career option, a top lawyer warned yesterday.

Soaring numbers of men are being forced to part with their money once they have been ensnared in this way by pretty young females.

They are seen as easy prey by devious women who have no desire to work and equate a baby to a trophy and a meal ticket to a gourmet life for the next 18 to 21 years.

These predators – namely man-eating women intent on securing a cushy lifestyle – have been dubbed piranhas.

It is a term that has been borrowed by lawyer Diane Benussi to describe women who flaunt themselves in the hope of snapping up a high-flying gentleman, whether he is married or not.

They will then lure the unassuming man into having unprotected sex, under the pretence they cannot become pregnant or are on the pill.

Last night Mrs Benussi said increasing numbers of women were shying away from work and marriage and looking instead for easy financial sources.

She said: ‘Marriage doesn’t seem to have the same resonance it once had. Instead women want a baby. Babies are becoming a lot more fashionable – they are becoming trophies.

‘For some women having a baby is a career move. They are paid to stay at home and look after their baby.

‘It is a meal ticket for the next 18 years of their life.’

Mrs Benussi runs a large matrimonial law firm in Birmingham specialising in high-value divorce cases and has over 30 years’ experience.

Last night she warned how a one-night stand or fling could leave men with a long-term financial hangover if it leads to pregnancy.

Her company is dealing with an increasing number of cases involving single women falling pregnant and chasing the fathers of their children for financial support.

Mrs Benussi said she has seen a huge hike over the last five years in ‘canny’ women using the courts to gain financial support for 20 years or more.

She said piranhas, which she described as a ‘flesh-eating, man-eating creature’, ‘want a high-earning, high-flying, high-virility man’.

They can attack at any time, whether it is in the workplace or at a bar in a posh hotel. ‘They know exactly where to find their targets’, she said.

‘Middle-aged men who are boring, with a receding hairline, bulging waist line and of course, a fat wallet, are approached by younger, beautiful women.

‘They get suckered in and don’t see it coming,’ said Mrs Benussi.

The single woman will fall pregnant and exploit her target through a legal loophole which could result in her landing a house, suitably furnished, a car and nursery, school and university fees.

They can also obtain a monthly allowance for their child - £4,000 in not untypical in these cases – and money for holidays.

Quite often, this represents a settlement that will cost the man upwards of £2m for what might have been a one-night ‘adventure’.

But she does not put the blame solely on the woman. She added: ‘Any man that has unprotected sex is stupid. He is asking for a big dent in the pocket.’

Source:click here

Who says there is no such thing as female rapists. This is proof the female sexual criminal does exist and she has society's blessing.

Results about the VAWA reauthorization

I haven't heard anything from one of my regular sources but I did come across this on Men's Rights Activism:

Via email from an activist:

As a result of all our efforts and the attached letter signed by 25, this morning all 8 GOP senators voted 'no' on Sen. Leahy's VAWA reauthorization bill. The aura of VAWA enjoying full bipartisan support has been broken. Now, passage is of VAWA is no longer a foregone conclusion.

Needless to say, NOW is fuming right now.

Although we still have a lot of work to do, CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS TO ALL.

Click here (.pdf file) for the CWA letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Source:click here

There is also this:

Via email:

Since its enactment in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act has been criticized by people as serving to expand the reach and size of government, to weaken the family, and to roll-back the Constitution. And because of its innocent-sounding name, few lawmakers have been willing to take on the VAWA juggernaut.

Late last week the Senate Judiciary Committee announced it was going to hold a mark-up of the VAWA reauthorization bill, S. 1925. And we knew GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley was unhappy with Sen. Patrick Leahy’s bill, for a variety of reasons.

So groups mounted telephone campaigns, did lobbying, and Concerned Women for America put together a group letter that was signed by 25 groups and individuals. This letter was circulated to GOP senators just minutes before yesterday’s mark-up.

And when the dust had settled, all 8 GOP senators voted ‘No’ on Sen. Leahy’s bill, instead preferring Sen. Grassley’s substitute amendment. All 10 Democratic senators voted ‘Aye,’ so Leahy’s bill carried through the committee. In a word, yesterday’s party line vote was unprecedented.

Now the VAWA bill goes to the full Senate, which may take up the bill as early as next week.

If you’d like to write an article about this historic vote, you may find the VAWA: Mandate for Change report helpful:

Source:click here

It looks like we may have taken some of the bipartisan support from the bill. The vote is going to the full Senate so we'll continue to act on it when it arises. Let's look at it this way: it took them half a year to get where it used to take them 6 minutes to accomplish so think about that. We are improving and we are going to continue to fuck their shit up.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Komen Foundation vs. Planned Parenthood

Congressman Cliff Stearns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure on Thursday denied political pressure from anti-abortion groups had anything to do with its decision to cut off funding for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, trying to contain a crisis between the two leading women's health groups.

In a 3-1/2 minute video statement posted on its website and the video site YouTube, the Komen foundation said critics have mischaracterized its decision to deny new money to Planned Parenthood and warned the controversy could distract attention from the struggle against breast cancer.

"We will never bow to political pressure," Komen founder Nancy Brinker said in the video.

"The scurrilous accusations being hurled at this organization are profoundly hurtful to so many of us," she said. "But more importantly, they are a dangerous distraction from the work that still remains to be done in ridding the world of breast cancer."

The Komen foundation, known for its pink ribbon symbol and Race for the Cure fundraisers, has collected more than $1.9 billion for breast cancer research and programs. It has affiliates in more than 100 U.S. cities and 50 countries.

Planned Parenthood provides abortion, birth control and other health services to women. It had received about $700,000 annually from Komen to provide access to mammograms for low income women.

Brinker said the funding change reflects a new internal strategy aimed at using donation money more effectively by eliminating duplicate grants and tightening eligibility rules.

That includes withholding funding from a group under investigation by U.S. authorities. Republican lawmaker Cliff Stearns is probing Planned Parenthood over its use of taxpayer funds.

"Regrettably, this strategic shift will affect any number of long-standing partners. But we have always done what is right for our organization, for our donors and volunteers," she said.


Planned Parenthood said the Komen foundation had succumbed to political pressure from anti-abortion groups. It said such groups have repeatedly threatened Komen over its affiliation.

The decision set off an uproar among Komen supporters who also back Planned Parenthood, as evidenced by tens of thousands of comments on social media sites Facebook and Twitter.

"Susan Komen would not give in to bullies or fear. Too bad the foundation bearing her name did," writer Judy Blume, known for her books on girls growing up, said via Twitter.

Komen was Brinker's sister who died of breast cancer, inspiring the organization's creation.

Planned Parenthood, already barred from using federal funds to provide abortions, has seen the U.S. tax dollars it still receives for family aid to poor women come under intensifying Republican scrutiny in Congress.

The group has also come under attack from lawmakers in several states over the past year, including North Carolina, Indiana and Kansas, who have attempted to block state funding.

In Kansas some local prosecutors are pressing criminal charges against Planned Parenthood, alleging it failed to maintain paperwork related to the abortions it provided.

Money from Komen has helped thousands of women in rural and underserved communities get breast health education, screenings, and mammogram referrals, Planned Parenthood said in a statement.

The assistance translates into 170,000 of the 4 million clinical breast exams the group has performed over the past five years, and more than 6,400 of 70,000 mammogram referrals.

Planned Parenthood complained that Komen officials have not responded to requests to meet and talk about the decision to cut the funding.

Source:click here

It appears that the Republicans do have guts after all. Thumbs up to Congressman Cliff Stearns for this probe of Planned Parenthood. Finally someone is standing up to them and saying "enough". We should reward the Congressman with support. You can email him if you live in his district or you can phone him. Either way he should know there are those that support moves like this. I hope standing up to feminazi bully groups becomes a trend in Congress. Or you can write your Congressperson here and ask them to join in with Congressman Stearns.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

VAWA showdown

The following is from SAVE:

Tomorrow, Thursday the Senate Judiciary Committee will be meeting to discuss Sen. Leahy's version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization. Leahy's VAWA bill contains many, many controversial provisions, and does nothing to assure real victims, and ALL victims - are helped.

At the meeting Sen. Charles Grassley will be proposing an amendment to bring the domestic violence industry to heel. The DV industry is certain to oppose these accountability measures. So please contact these members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and tell them that abuse victims are demanding that VAWA be made accountable to meet their needs.

Tell them to support Sen. Grassley's efforts to bring accountability to the Violence Against Women Act.

•Chuck Grassley: (202) 224-3744 email contact
•Orrin G. Hatch: (202) 224-5251 email contact
•Jon Kyl: (202) 224-4521 email contact
•Jeff Sessions: (202) 224-4124 email contact
•Lindsey Graham: (202) 224-5972 email contact
•John Cornyn: (202) 224-2934 email contact
•Michael S. Lee: (202) 224-5444 email contact
•Tom Coburn: (202) 224-5754 email contact

Time is of the essence...please make your calls now!



Teri Stoddard, Program Director

Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

Let's get busy. Let's tell them to support Grassley's amendment. It's time to hold these agencies that get our money accountable and this is the best way to do it. If phoning is out of the question then send emails-they're effective and free so why not. This is something the DV industry hates but then again they hate men so what they hate must be good for us. Let's phone or send those emails right away. The freedoms you save may be your own so act today.

I am so sick of Dave Fooltrelle

What can you say about a misandrist piece of shit that loses his job to a woman because she is a woman and now defends women like they are royalty? Idiot? Loser? Those fit,just to name a few. How low does your self esteem have to be when you start excusing the gender that dumped on you? Pretty low but in Fooltrelle's case I  willing to say it is nonexistant. It takes a brave man to look at things the way they are and try to deal with them but then again Fooltrelle is neither "brave" nor a "man". He is a spineless jellyfish who submits to whatever his mistresses want him to do. He is the type to throw other men under the bus to gain favor with women. I've tried ignoring this putz for as long as I could but he doesn't go away. You would think he would get tired of looking stupid but that would be wrong because apparently Fooltrelle thrives on it.  MRA's have the facts on their side so Fooltrelle looks pretty foolish trying to refute them. If I'm way off base about Fooltrelle then perhaps he can come here and we can debate about it. That's an open invitation,Dave. You're welcome to come here,I won't edit or censor your posts. I'm willing to extend to you something a feminist would never extend to an MRA. Will you pick up my gaunlet and bring it back to me?