Capital offences proliferate under political correctness

The measure of capital offences is whatever we (that is: primarily social justice warriors—predominantly women) wish it to be. The same is true of the statute of limitations. Therefore, it is easy to determine that anything that happened in the past can—by today’s standards of political correctness—be deemed to have been an offence of the desired severity.

Objective reality and the absolute truth therefore become immaterial, and all behaviours, past and present, can be judged to be and to have been politically incorrect by whatever is decided today’s subjective standards make them, loved or hated, capital offences — if so desired.

It is important to consider that by those standards it has become possible to obfuscate objectionable behaviour by women that should—by objective standards—be judged to be of equally severe character of comparable behaviour by anyone else.

Patricia Pearson correctly assessed the consequences of those practices in the concluding paragraph of her book, When She Was Bad: Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence:

The consequences of our refusal to concede female contributions to violence are manifold. It affects our capacity to promote ourselves as autonomous and responsible beings. It affects our ability to develop a literature about ourselves that encompasses the full array of human emotion and experience. It demeans the right our victims have to be valued. And it radically impedes our ability to recognize dimensions of power that have nothing to do with formal structures of patriarchy. Perhaps above all, the denial of women’s aggression profoundly undermines our attempt as a culture to understand violence, to trace its causes and to quell them.
More: Book information and link to review

The noble aims indicated by that are very easily corrupted. Simply change the meaning of the concept of “our” from “all of humanity” to “women” or to whatever we deem our choice of the desired sector of “victims” to be. The cause and aim of that corruption is nothing more than to gain victim status for a desired category of victims.

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See also:
• Betty Friedan and her Lies
• Mother Jones: Women Hit Too!

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Paul Schwennesen, separated father’s lament

Paul Schwennesen wrote a separated father’s lament that got published by the Huffington Post.  The article at the shared link is good.  It is anecdotal evidence of the consequences of a wife and mother walking out of her marriage. The father became devastated, was without a doubt fleeced by his ex who used the system to the hilt against him, by having him removed from his own home, and by having him arrested when he dared to say his good byes to his kids at the bus stop, when they went off to school. He was put in handcuffs, but apparently not into jail, until that got cleared up.

A Father's Lament, by Paul Schwennesen, Huffington Post

A Father’s Lament, by Paul Schwennesen, Huffington Post

A clamor is rising in America over the issue of “Men’s Rights.” Some scoff, considering it offensively outré to suggest that men might be the victims of structural sexism or reverse discrimination. A dawning consensus, however, acknowledges systematic injustices — particularly against fathers, and particularly in the legal realm. Documentaries like “The Red Pill,” and a recent Supreme Court verdict (which struck down some aspects of maternal legal priority) add to a groundswell of recognition that this generation must right wrongs on both sides of the gender equation. At the very least, the blatantly unequal treatment of fathers under the law gives the modern rallying cry to “dismantle the patriarchy” a rather ironic twist— it is fatherhood, not male dominion, which is being systematically dismantled….
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Paul Schwennesen did hire a lawyer, eventually, and got child support and alimony arranged through the court, after the initial shock of having to pay one-third of his monthly income but as a temporary order that has been in place now for two-and-a-half years. He managed to hire the lawyer, even though his ex absconded with more than $40,000 of their joint assets. He did not have to live forever in and out of his car — to begin with, he was left with a car to live in and out of. Still, although he was behind the eight-ball at first and had to fight an uphill battle, he gained some concessions and 35 percent of parenting time, which he admits is better than average in outcomes of court hearings related to divorce, child custody, child visitation and child support payments. It appears that he never had his income garnished (he would surely have mentioned that if it would have happened). He mentioned other things, such as that he permanently lost the use of his house but not that he was nevertheless saddled with having to make the mortgage payments and perhaps the obligation to buy health insurance for this ex and children.

He did mention that he hired a lawyer and that his case did go to court, although he did not mention whether his divorce, property division and child-custody issues are now finalized (they apparently aren’t yet).

Paul Schwennesen, the father raked over the coal by his ex and the court system does have a Ph.D., he still has his job and sources of income. He did not have to spend any time being incarcerated, and he apparently never lost any of the government-issued certifications that a man may need to continue to make a living after separation and that so many fathers are being deprived of: driver’s licence, passport or any other of the vital government-issued licenses and certifications necessary to make a living and to earn an income.

That does not mean that he got off lightly, but he got off with a good portion of his life and circumstances intact. That is without a doubt due to he having been able to hire a lawyer. Many men quite simply do not have that opportunity and have no choice but to try to cope with what is being handed to them, often without ever having seen the inside of a courtroom in relation to separation and divorce, unless it was because they were sentenced to jail because of their inability to pay for what is demanded of them.

The expunged father, Paul Schwennesen, Ph.D. (as far as I can tell) did an excellent job of looking beyond the boundaries of the scope of his personal circumstances and went into much detail on what he found, e. g.: “Attorneys and men’s groups I’ve talked with claim my situation is “above average.” I cannot help but wonder: are fathers really expected to passively accept that they are one-third of a parent?….” (no, they often can’t, especially when they find that they will hardly ever or not all see their children anymore,) “…the court found that there was no “cause” to adjust my crushing support payments….” (right, that being routinely and without fail encountered by fathers entangled in such situations,) “How many thousands of working men have to work even harder to stay solvent and current on their child support payments so they can pay for the privilege of not seeing their own children?….” (right, and how many of them find themselves being unable to do so, as a consequence of which they go to jail or at least find their licenses are no longer being renewed,) “Men—particularly poor men—bear this structural injustice disproportionately, while the system imposes enormous emotional and financial burdens that cut deeply into the lives of countless separating families. The time has come for society to recognize the problem and work to fix it.That time came in the 1960s, for which reason men’s suicide rates escalated enormously from about the mid-1960s to 1980 and remained enormously high ever since, but that is not all.

Paul Schwennesen mentioned that, “In divorce and custody arbitration, something rotten is buried within the legal code—reflexive favoritism toward mothers and insufficient attention to due process is disproportionately harming men, and this harm has devastating consequences for children and families. This problem is especially magnified amongst the working poor, where relatively “minor” financial iniquities (in the minds of courts) can have outsized effects,”and observed that, “I freely admit, I was one of the scoffers. I thought rumors of unequal legal treatment were overblown. Until it happened to me.

I am afraid and sorry to say that Paul Schwennesen’s court battles relating to his divorce and over child-custody and -visitation issues are far from over. It is quite likely that much worse is yet to come, for as long as his divorce is not yet finalized and, worse yet, for as long as his children have not yet each reached the age of majority or have finished their university education, whichever comes later.

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Deliberately killing people creates horror

Deliberately killing people makes many wish to make distinctions, such as whether the killing was
• Legal or illegal;
• Targeting selected or random individuals;
• Of an isolated individual or part of a mass killing;
• A part of a mass killing that was large or small;
• Justified or not;
• Deserved or not;
• Brought on by collective or individual guilt of the victim(s);
• A result of an act of terrorism or of a government decision;
• A consequence of a program of terrorism or war;
• A consequence of aggression or defence by the victim(s) that died; and, last but not least,
• Brought about by a particular choice of weapon.

In a willful killing, all that matters to a given victim is the fact that the victim is dead and whether the death was mercifully quick (such as by an IED, or as by a bomb dropped from an air plane) or agonizingly slow (such as through a deliberate program for starvation or disease). The rest is a matter of scale and how we are being made to feel about the killing.

How the survivors feel about a willful killing is a consequence of news coverage, even propaganda, and of how well history if being created and kept alive (by the survivors, often only by the victorious). The feelings vary from indifference to outrage or intense grief.  They depend on how close the survivors are or were to the killing. The intensity of the feelings vary with distance and time, ranging from the killing of a loved one in the presence of a survivor to the killing of strangers (often millions) in a far-off foreign country in a remote time.

Thus it comes, for example, that many Americans “remember” willful killings that were lynchings and took place before they were born but are unlikely to have ever even heard that during the Mongol invasion of Iraq in 1258 AD, of 40 million people who lived there and then, only half a million survived, and Mesopotamia turned into a desert.  The desertification of much of Mesopotamia was a consequence of there not being sufficient survivors to maintain the system of qanats and canals used for irrigation that had made Mesopotamia fertile and thrive for more than a thousand years.  It was a catastrophe from which neither Iraq nor Syria ever recovered.

Closer to the present, Americans remember the fatalities they suffered during their part of the Vietnam War; 58,300 U.S. military personnel are remembered well in the US.  It is not mentioned much in the US that close to 3.5 million Vietnamese, Cambodians and Laotians died during the participation of the US, or that for the Vietnamese the participation of the US was only the culmination of a war that lasted about 30 years and had begun with the Japanese invasion, resulted in the expulsion of the French from Indochina and finally came to an end after the Americans, too, removed themselves.  Far more Vietnamese remember their casualties than Americans do or care to.

Some people kill, most – by far – don’t.  The scale of the killing that some do varies, but killing on an industrial, massive or even catastrophic scale takes place only when governments organize it and make an effort to put much or all of their resources into play to make it happen.  To label killings as being motivated by terrorism has often been an incentive for governments to engage in the launching of programs for the systematic killing of people on a large scale.

So, be careful.  Labeling the killing done by a deranged individual an act of terrorism can well serve as an incentive for a government to engage in something far worse, under the guise or the hope that the government will help.

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Feminism affects Fraser Institute report

Feminism officially arrived at the Fraser Institute (FI). That appears to have been a factor that caused the down-grading of Canada’s rank in the FI’s Economic Freedom of the World, 2017 Annual Report.

The Fraser Institute announced: “Canada no longer among top 10 most economically free countries  (Appeared in the Winnipeg Sun, October 6, 2017)”.

Gender disparity features prominently in the FI’s Economic Freedom of the World, 2017 Annual Report.

Gender Disparity Index

This year the index published in Economic Freedom of the World includes an adjustment for gender disparity to take into account the fact that in many nations women are not legally accorded the same level of economic freedom as men. There is a short description of the Gender Disparity Index and its use to make the adjustment in the summary of chapter 3 below…. (p. vi)

Chapter 3: Adjusting for Gender Disparity in Economic Freedom and Why It Matters

By Rosemarie Fike

The adjustment for gender disparity applied this year to the index published in Economic Freedom of the World takes into account the fact that in many nations women are not legally accorded the same level of economic freedom as men. The EFW index uses many objective measures that, on their own, implicitly assume that all members of society have equal access to economic institutions. This is not a reality for many women across the world. Formal legal restrictions to the economic rights of women in many countries prevent a significant portion of the population from engaging in mutually beneficial exchanges. The Gender Disparity Index employs 41 variables for 2015—fewer are available in earlier years—to measure legal discrimination against women; it is applied to Area 2, Legal System and Property Rights. The negative adjustment factor is smaller in economically free nations than in non-free nations. (pp. vii, viii)

Perish the thought that gender disparity may in fact be something that favours women and discriminates against men. However, it is clear that institutionalized observer bias in favour of women will prevent that idea from being examined objectively.

…. Up to 41 questions from the World Bank dataset related to the legal rights of women compared to those of men were used in the construction of the gender disparity measure. Her results are used to adjust the Area 2 ratings presented in this edition. We recognize that others may favor alternative methods of accounting for this factor. Again, we invite other researchers to develop alternative methods believed to be superior to the one used here. (p 6)

The term ‘gender disparity’ appears for a total of 219 times in the report, predominantly in Chapter 2, Country Data Tables, where, in the individual Summary Ratings it appears to be the main or perhaps only factor used to indicate the summary ratings of ‘Legal System and Property Rights’ with respect to how much gender disparity affects the attributes: Judicial independence; Impartial courts; Protection of property rights; Military interference in rule of law and politics; Integrity of the legal system; Legal enforcement of contracts; Regulatory restrictions on sale of real property; Reliability of police, and Business costs of crime.

Why single out gender disparity, and only that which is to the detriment of women? Why not emphasize other kinds of disparities, such as age, race, caste, ethnicity, ideology, religion, economic status  (e. g.: wealth vs. poverty)?  When imparting political spin, why stop with gender bias that favours women?

‘Legal System and Property Rights’ comprise one of five major categories of EFW Summary Ratings, 2000–2015. No doubt, gender disparity has had a large impact on the re-ranking of the EFW Summary Ratings for the individual countries and the featured down-ranking of the EFW Summary Rating for Canada (and all developed nations). There is even less doubt that applying gender disparity could have had a larger impact on the EFW Summary Ratings if gender disparity would have been determined for the other four major categories evaluated and discussed in the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World, Annual Report. Is it perhaps possible that it was decided to forego the measuring and assessment of ‘gender disparity’ in those other four major categories because it would have provided a clear indication that ‘gender disparity’ is an aspect that disproportionately discriminates against men in those countries where feminism has made the largest gains?

It is too bad that we won’t learn about that by reading the Fraser Institute EFW report, unless the Fraser Institute examines the causes of ‘gender disparity’ reflected in outcomes such as the enormously large gender rift in job fatalities in favour of women, although that has without a doubt a large impact on aspects such as the UN World Happiness Index for as long as the reporting done measures primarily what ostensibly makes women happy men’s happiness not at all because it doesn’t count. Nevertheless, consider:

Annual Fatal Job Injuries by Sex (USA) not reflected in impact of gender disparity in FI report on Economic Freedom of the World

Annual Fatal Job Injuries by Sex (USA), (See Note 1 at and of posting.)

Don’t expect that sort of gender disparity reflected at any time soon in the FI’s EFW reports.

Now that feminism has officially arrived at the Fraser Institute, it will quite likely take a long time, perhaps many years, before pro-women observer bias will become purged from the Fraser Institute’s reports. In the meantime, it looks as if we can look forward to have the Fraser Institute, too, tell us what it takes to make women happy.

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Note 1 — Data set for:

Annual Fatal Job Injuries by Sex (USA)
(The following data set is comma-delimited.)

,Female, ,Male
Year,N,%,N,%
1992,443,7.1,5,774,92.9
1993,489,7.7,5,842,92.3
1994,528,8.0,6,104,92.0
1995,539,8.6,5,736,91.4
1996,514,8.3,5,688,91.7
1997,477,7.6,5,761,92.4
1998,486,8.0,5,569,92.0
1999,442,7.3,5,612,92.7
2000,449,7.6,5,471,92.4
2001,473,8.0,5,442,92.0
2002,442,8.1,5,029,91.9
2003,446,8.0,5,129,92.0
2004,415,7.2,5,349,92.8
2005,406,7.1,5,328,92.9
2006,444,7.6,5,396,92.4
2007,429,7.6,5,228,92.4
2008,387,7.4,4,827,92.6
2009,335,7.4,4,216,92.6
2010,368,7.8,4,322,92.2
2011,385,8.2,4,308,91.8
2012,351,7.6,4,277,92.4
2013,319,7.0,4,265,93.0
2014,367,7.6,4,454,92.4
2015,344,7.1,4,492,92.9
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Source: https://data.bls.gov/gqt/InitialPage

Selecting according to the following attributes,

Profiles Type : Fatal Injuries Numbers
Year : [Your choice from the specified list]
Area Name : All U.S.
Characteristic : Occupation
Subcharacteristic : [Your choice from the specified list]
Ownership : All ownerships

will produce the details for a single, specific subcharacteristic, plus the totals for all occupations for a single, selected year but not for a desired interval.  There appears to be no possible way by which one can select other than the details for a single, selected occupation and year and other than to make numerous selections.

Therefore (unless you don’t deem the accuracy of the data set to be trustworthy) save yourself a lot of work and lost time by using the data set shown above.

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Men migrate, may pick bad destination

When they can or must, men migrate to good places, where they are left in peace, where they are appreciated, where gender equality is likely to prevail.

Many things need to be considered when men migrate and make decisions to go to a better or different country.  Not the least of those is what may happen in a country in which a man may wish to take up residence when the man gets into trouble with the law.  Consider some of those concerns for a number of selected countries throughout the world.

  1. How likely is a man to wind up in prison?
  2. What proportion of the prisoners in a country is made up of foreigners?
  3. How much more likely than a woman is a man to be in prison?

The source for the data used in the charts accessible through the preceding links is this:

The World Prison Brief is an online database providing free access to information on prison systems around the world. It is a unique resource, which supports evidence-based development of prison policy and practice globally. More

 

Incarceration rates per 100,000 population

666 is the number of the beast.  It is also the number of prisoners in the U.S. per 100,000 population.  It is incongruous but true, the U.S., the “land of the free,” comprises about five percent of the world’s people and has locked up about one fifth of the world’s prisoners.

You figure it out.  World Prison Brief states: “The latest World Prison Population List, published in 2016, reports that there are likely to be in excess of 11 million prisoners worldwide.”  The U.S. held locked up 2,145,100 prisoners by the end of 2015.  Dividing 11 million into that gives a figure of 19.5 percent of the World’s prisoners being guests of Uncle Sam and the taxpayers he makes his living from.  Without doubt, the U.S. is first in the World with respect to imprisoning its people.  The vast majority of those prisoners are men, of course.

Just going by the risk of winding up being incarcerated, the U.S. is not the best place for men to be, unless they like or don’t mind the high risk of being accommodated in crowbar hotel.  Take a look:

When men migrate, consider incarceration rates in selected countries

Incarceration rates in selected countries

 

Free accommodations for foreigners

If you wish to become a foreigner in a country, it should be of concern to know in which country do foreigners comprise the largest proportion of prisoners, and in which the least.  That depends of course on how likely a country is to accept a large influx of foreigners who may or may not become full-fledged citizens of that country.  We know that some countries have trouble with foreigners assimilating into a country’s culture and society, but it seems that a country that has a large number of foreigners in its prisons may not be the best country for any man to find peace or a piece of the good life.

When men migrate, they should consider the proportion of prisoners who are foreigners in selected countries

Proportion of prisoners who are foreigners in selected countries (Note: Figure of percent of prisoners in Canada who are foreigners is not being made available.)

 

Sex ratios of prison populations

Women are human.  They do commit crimes about as often or even more often than men do, but some countries (actually there are no exceptions at all) hold women to be innocent, incapable of committing crimes that require women to be locked up, so that society can be kept safe from them.

That requires a large amount of complex and convoluted rationalizing, but, once it comes to punishing women for the crimes they commit or even just to lock them up to keep them from doing serious harm to anyone in society, incarcerating women is generally not a consideration.  At the very least, all people, everywhere in the World, are very reluctant to hold women to account or even to consider women who commit serious crimes to be fully responsible adults.

If it becomes unavoidable to concede that women do in fact commit serious crimes, e. g.: women are the vast majority of child murderers, standards of guilt and culpability are quickly changed to a less serious category that does not require perpetrators to be sentenced or to be incarcerated.  In the case of child murder, when a woman does it, we call it “infanticide.”  The child is still dead and just a s much so as if by any other name for the deed, but we feel sorry for the woman who killed the child and let her go, often to kill again.

When a man murders a child, it is never considered to be infanticide, as that is a category of crime that is only available to women.  A man who murders a child always needs to be locked up, to keep society safe.  We do not wish to lock up murdering women.  We want to feel sorry for them.

Is there any doubt in anyone’s mind that a country that holds women to be incapable of committing serious crimes and that refuses to treat female offenders according to the severity of crimes they commit is all that much harsher on men, for whom there is never an excuse?  Such a country is not necessarily to be recommended as a destination for immigration, but there are degrees.  A man can choose between a country that incarcerates virtually none of its women who commit serious crimes and countries who incarcerate up to ten percent of their women who commit serious crimes of the nature of which a man committing them is always incarcerated.

You may be able to deliberate a bit on that and come to some conclusions by looking at the sex ratios of prison populations in these countries. The question is whether there is any place on Earth where a man can obtain equitable gender rights.  Is there any place on Earth where men get to enjoy the equal rights of which they ostensibly have so much more than women do?

When men migrate, they should consider the sex ratios of prison populations in selected countries

Sex ratios of prison populations in selected countries

Keep on looking.  You may just find it, the best place for them to go to when men migrate.

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Indian Family Court: Pay or be arrested

Concerning Indian Family Court (pay or be arrested and incarcerated), the situation described by Indian men’s rights activist Subu Subramaniam in the shared comment and being discussed in the discussion thread at the source is bad for men, but it needs to be put into perspective.

Indian Family Court — Pay or be arrested and incarcerated: An example

Indian Family Court — Pay or be arrested and incarcerated

Subu Subramaniam continues with his description of the case:

High Court of Karnataka

Daily Orders of the Case Number: MFA ____/20__ for the date of order __/__/2017

Honble Justice _____________________

__/___/2017

Order in MFA ____/20__

It is stated by the learned counsel for the appellant that, arrest warrant has been issued in the execution of the Decree of the Family Court. Learned counsel for the respondent does not dispute the said position.

Hence, put up on 11.10.2017.

By ad interim order, it is directed that, there shall be stay against the execution of the warrant already issued by the Family Court on condition that the appellant deposits the amount of Rs.1,50,000/- (Rupees one lakh fifty thousand only) with the Family Court on or before 27.9.2017 and further deposits Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh only) on or before 27.10.2017.

Both the amounts shall be deposited before the Family Court.

On the amount so deposited, the respondent shall be at liberty to withdraw the same.

Matter shall be considered for further amount to be deposited or not on the next date of hearing.
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Note: To see the discussion following that introduction, follow this link to the posting at Subu Subramaniam’s FB Status.

To put that into perspective, the amount of a total of Rs.250,000 to be paid to an Indian Family Court is far in excess of what vastly most Indian men earn in a given year.  The amount equates only to about US$3,850, but India’s GDP per capita is only US$1,700, compared to that in the US of US$57,500.  If a US Family Court judge were to demand an equally severe payment by an American man whose wife left him and sued for divorce, the amount of money demanded would be about US$130,000.

Extremely few men would be able to put up that kind of money to avoid being thrown into jail.  That would be years before the first court hearing of the divorce application takes place, and possibly 20 years or more before the final decision is made by a judge.  That is how long it can take in the Indian court system before a divorce case is closed.

I recommend that anyone interested in or concerned about incarceration rates in his country bookmarks the links identified in the comment I posted at Subu Subramaniam’s FB status, as follows.

India — Incarceration Statistics

(Note: The following comment shows statistics that reflect incarcerations due to all causes, without singling out specific causes for incarceration, such as due to decisions by an Indian Family Court.)

Under the best of circumstances, whether one instance of inequitable justice may or may not be substantiated by credible evidence does not matter much.

One case cannot be anything other than the source of single data points. No valid conclusions can be drawn from single data points as to how prevalent such a case is, whether the circumstances it reflects deviate from the norm and by how much, or whether such a case is evidence of a trend that proves that such circumstances are becoming better or worse over time.

Nevertheless, you are responding to the one case by alleging that the incarceration rate of Indian men is increasing. You present no evidence that it is increasing or by how much.

To be able to make such allegations credible, so as to make the general public, especially the media, take note of an allegedly intolerable situation becoming quickly or even only gradually worse over time, far better information than just instances of individual cases is required.

Indian men’s rights activists [and men’s rights activists everywhere] need to become informed on incarceration statistics.

After I read your introductory comment in this discussion thread, I checked the Internet, using this character string: India incarceration rate trend

A cursory perusal of the information available there (it is presented very well) shows, for instance (for the year 2015):

1.) India’s incarceration rate is 33 per 100,000 population. That is high and increasing. It was 26 per 100,000 population in the year 2000.
2.) About two-thirds (67.2%) of those who are incarcerated in India are waiting for a trial.
3.) The sex ratio of prisoners is 22.3 men for every incarcerated woman.

That shows that India’s incarceration rate is one of the lowest in the world, in 213th place out of 222 entries.

On the other hand, with respect to its number of prisoners (419,623), India ranks 5th in the world, after

1.) United States of America (2,145,100)
2.) China (1,649,804)
3.) Brazil (657,680)
4.) Russian Federation (615,257)

Indian Family Court — A role in the population control holocaust?

As atrociously Draconian or capricious the order by the Indian Family Court to pay Rs.250,000 before the man’s case is even heard by the Indian Family Court may be, I cannot help but feel that Indian Family Court judges are conspiring to make marriage in India unattractive, even feared.  Why?  Why not?!  It would be a very effective means for population control, far more acceptable in the eyes of the world than was the forced sterilization of tens of millions of India’s poor.  More… Scroll down at that page to:

India
Since the time of Malthus, India has always been a prime target in the eyes of would-be population controllers…. 

What would be a better means to bring about effective population control than to make people afraid of becoming married, by punishing them for getting married?  Getting married can be the fast road to jail, and for increasing numbers of Indian men it is exactly that.  That should and will keep the teeming masses from breeding, won’t it?

Indian Family Court as an effective means of population control….What could possibly go wrong?  The end justifies the means, in a country whose poor have only a single social safety net to rely on for survival, when they are sick, out of work or old and decrepit: their children.  It is somewhat drastic, to cure a hangnail through amputating the whole arm.  To bring about population control (a reduction is more like it) by similarly drastic means, through having the Indian Family Court instilling the fear of jail, is surely a recipe for disaster.

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Notable weather events often catastrophic, 2010 years

Whenever the all-pervasive climate-alarmism hysteria gets on my nerves, I browse through the appended chronologies (especially the one by James Marusek), to learn about historical weather events, so as to get my bearings. Do a find-in-page in that for a few key items to put things into perspective: such as hailstones, Nile, Constantinople, plague, storm, drought, rain, flood, harvest, snow, frozen over, mother, etc., etc….

Weather events may be bad but their consequences can be mitigated

We live in good times and, objectively, don’t have much to complain about – why the urge to return to “the good, old days”?  That the old days were good is largely a figment of our imagination or, rather, a fiction by those who for many reasons wish us to believe that things were much better then.  Yet, as far as the consequences of adverse weather events on humans go, those were more often far more deadly even just a century ago, before SUVs, modern telecommunication, modern agricultural practices, and modern forms of energy uses other than through human or animal muscles for most of history, than they are now, and that is even though the size of the world population increased about six-fold in that span of time.  In terms of fatalities due to extreme weather events, that is a an extraordinary reduction in the deadliness of weather events by about 98 percent, by a factor of about 50.

Global Death and Death Rates Due to Extreme Weather Events, 1900–2010

Global Death and Death Rates Due to Extreme Weather Events, 1900–2010 [Ref. 1]

We have something to celebrate: human ingenuity, the human drive that served well to make our lives enormously better now than they were in the good, old days, when humanity had trouble clinging to its precarious existence, always in danger of being eradicated, but succeeding in making humanity not only prevail but thrive, luxuriate and even wallow in its successes.

Bad weather events can be deadly without bringing human ingenuity to bear

It seems that the intensity with which many people yearn to return to when things were done through muscle power borders often on the fanatical,  oblivious to that, when wishing things were again like they were then, they wish that lives would again be short and brutish.  Let’s see what that was like:

»536 A.D. In Northumberland England, the River Tweed overflowed. People and cattle drowned. (47, 72, 92)
In the years 536 and 537 A.D., there was a persistent dry mist on the Mediterranean Sea. This caused rotten cold summers and snowy cold winters. [Suggesting a good-sized volcanic eruption —WHS] (171)

537 A.D. A dearth struck Scotland and Wales. (57, 72, 91)
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In 537 A.D. during the period between 26 April and 24 May, a severe drought struck many regions of China. This drought was accompanied by a frost and caused a famine. Regions affected were: (153)
— Shansi (now Shanxi province) in northern China at Taiyuan, Hsin, Hsi, Chin-ch’êng, Lin-fên, and Chi.
— Shensi (now Shaanxi province) in central China at Sian.
— Kansu (now Gansu province) in northwest China at T’ien-shui.
— Honan (now Henan province) in central China at Shan.

410 A.D. In Rome, Italy, there was a famine followed by a plague. (57, 72, 91)
Under the Emperor Honorius (who reigned from 395 to 414), so great was the scarcity and dearth of victuals in Rome, Italy, that in the open marketplace, this voice was heard – set a price on man’s flesh. St. Jerome alluding to this plague, says: the rage of the starved with hunger broke forth into abominable excess, so as people mutually devoured the members of each other. Nay, even the tender mother spared not the flesh of her sucking child, but received him again into her bowels whom she had brought forth a little before. (72)
….
538 A.D. The land of Italy lay uncultivated last year, hence a great famine. Such as dwelt in the region of Emilia in northern Italy left their seats and goods, and went into the region of Picenum in east-central Italy and even there no less than 50,000 died of famine. Then the starved throwing off all humanity killed and ate one another. Delicate mothers eat their tender babes. Two women killed 17 men and ate them. A woman in Milan in northern Italy ate her dead son. People kneeling down on their knees and hands to eat grass and herbs, fell down with weakness and died. Nor was there any to bury them. Others eat dogs, mice, cats and the vilest animals. The Tuscans [from Tuscany in north-central Italy] were also starved, but bread made of earthnuts was a help to them. Far greater still were the numbers of starved beyond the Ionian borders. When they had nothing to eat, they became extenuated and pale, their flesh withered away and became black. The disease spread as among great herds of cattle. Their bile was redundant, there was no juice left in their bodies. Their skin was hardened, and became dried like leather, and clave to the bones. Their livid color became black. Men looked like charcoal wood, their countenance was senseless and stern. They died everywhere, partly from hunger and partly from too great satiety. Having been burnt up within, after the natural heat was extinguished. For having been starved, if they had any opportunity to feed freely, being not able to digest their food, they died so much sooner. The famine was so great in the region of Liguria in the coastal region of northwestern Italy that many mothers ate their own dearest children. The west coast region of Campania in southern Italy also suffered. Nor did Picenum’s being a seacoast save it. In the following year, 539, the grain sprang up by themselves, without the labor of farmers and oxen. They shook in the wind because there was no one left to reap them. (72)

In 538 in Italy there was a great famine. (57, 72, 91)…. « [Ref. 2]

When was the last time you experienced what was common-place in the good, old days?  Who would be silly enough to want to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs?

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References:

1.) ‘Wealth and Safety: The Amazing Decline in Deaths from Extreme Weather in an Era of Global Warming, 1900–2010’, (2010) Reason Foundation, By Indur M. Goklany, Project Director: Julian Morris; Executive Summary, p. 6
http://reason.org/files/deaths_from_extreme_weather_1900_2010.pdf

2.) An expansive  chronology (1,411 pages , including references to citations of sources of the accounts of events listed, and searches take a while, about 30 seconds):
‘A Chronological Listing of Early Weather Events’ (2010),  7th Edition,
by James A. Marusek, ranging from 1 A.D. to 1901 A.D.
http://www.breadandbutterscience.com/Weather.pdf

3.) A more concise chronology: ‘A Chronology of Notable Weather Events’ (2011), by Douglas V. Hoyt, ranging from 243 A.D. to 2009 A.D.
http://www.breadandbutterscience.com/climatehistory.pdf

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James Damore opposes Google corporate PC

Will James Damore’s protest against Google’s corporate program to impose political correctness have as much impact on the fortunes of feminism and political correctness as did the witch hunt that targeted Tim Hunt? Will the impact last as long as did the reverberations of the troubles encountered by Tim Hunt?

It is not a question of the glass being half-full or half-empty. It is – more realistically – that, to a man dying of thirst, a drop of water in an empty bucket may seem as if it will save his life, while, more objectively, the man better try to find more water, as one or two drops will not save him, while even a slow drip of it may be enough, as long as it will produce millions of drops.

It is not that what James Damore did and does is without value. From a realistic perspective it is of as much value as the attention is that was garnered by Tim Hunt’s plight, and that is very little.  One swallow does not make a summer, and ripples of adverse public reactions in opposition to a couple of witch hunts directed against specific men will not cause a reversal of the fortunes of feminism, gender “equality” or political correctness.

James Damore's Opposition against the agenda for oppression through "diversity"

Opposition against the agenda for oppression through “diversity”

We are well on the way to becoming immersed in a sea of political correctness and will, weighted down by the chains of feminist totalitarianism, quite likely drown in it.  Let’s keep in mind that,

A society that puts equality—in the sense of equality of outcome—ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom.  The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests.

—Milton and Rose Friedman,
in 
Free to Choose: A Personal Statement

Last, but not least, keep in mind that Google’s corporate agenda for imposing equality of outcomes is not limited by the boundaries of its corporate structure.  Google’s impact on all of humanity is real and massively far-reaching.  It manifests itself through wide-spread and escalating censorship, through constraining what is being made visible and accessible through Google Search and many other tools provided by Google for public use.

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Woman’s work is never done – man’s work ignored

A woman’s work is never done.

The feminists love that adage. They are also the reason why it was truncated from »A man may work from dusk to dawn, but a woman’s work is never done.«  The feminists are responsible for making the first part of that adage vanish by rigorously following this instruction and imposing it on everyone:

A man’s work is… ignored.

Why is that part of the adage being ignored?  Men are obligated to work.  If they don’t work, they better be sick, invalids or dead, otherwise they would be bums.  The feminist argument goes that, while men who don’t work (for women) are bums, women are now equal and have the privilege to work, if they want to, and to have their work being regarded as being of equal value to that done by men.

It is alright for women to be equal to men and to be even more equal, but we cannot have it that women must stick to the sort of obligation that men are being burdened with.  Therefore many men are opting out from the onerous obligations they labour under.  They demand that they be equal to women, with the same rights and privileges, and why not?  For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, even when it comes to equality of the sexes.   Some may not like that, but vastly more perceive things to be that way.

The perceptions of the majority count.  That is the primary attribute of mob rule.  Another one is that established cultural values and standards by which value judgments were made need to be replaced by perceptions.  That removes much order from society, and the absence of all order is chaos, but, ultimately, we will all be equal as well as being equally unhappy.

As stated above, things were not always that way, and this collection of articles presents a few perceptions of what they were like, why we had reasons to be dissatisfied with the way things were, and why it came about that now we all are becoming equally unhappy.

Perceptions of a woman's work then and social evolution that brought us to where we are now

Perceptions of social conditions then and social evolution that brought us to where we are now

See how that works?  While women slaved away in their warm homes, we don’t wish to mention that very few of of them came even close to experiencing men’s part of the deal, aside from the fact that the complaint doesn’t waste a thought on that men had to do the slugging and the dying.

Still some of the authors of the opinions appear to be rationalizing that the unhappiness of many is a necessary price to pay for the happiness of a few, people who are quite willing to share the general unhappiness that prevails.  They perceive that the condition of society was far worse than it is now, especially with respect to the status of women that Marx and Engels (the communist apostles of the 19th century whose blueprints for socialist social engineering we now apply with a vengeance) found so much lacking in value, primarily because it was extensively built on virtue.

Marx and Engels wanted to bring the productivity of women into the workforce and have them liberated from slaving for their families.  In that fashion, women’s productivity can be taxed and applied to the creation of the greatness of the socialist state.  That was to be achieved through ‘free love’, a concept that is today called ‘sexual freedom’.  There you are.  More…

One cannot argue that the implementation of the goals promoted by Marx and Engels were not met. They must be dancing in their graves, except for that, although women’s work is now being taxed, a woman’s work is never done and many women are now doing it alone, by themselves, and even though men’s work was being taxed all along, only more so now, a man’s work is never done either, but we don’t talk much about that.  The consequences of that are reflected in this:

Comparison of search results
  Entries in search return list for search phrase (in quotes)
Search Engine A woman’s work is never done A man’s work is never done
Bing 778 208
DuckDuckGo 102 35
Google 359 246
Norton 115 79

Note: Although some search engines claim larger numbers of results, the numbers shown in the table reflect what is contained in the search-return list produced for the individual searches.  Click on a number if you wish to repeat a given search, to see what the list of search results looks like.

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Google search bias quantified, constitutes censorship

Last updated 2017 09 22, to show updated Google Analytics data and to reflect those in the subsequent Observations.

The article identified here indicates that a substantial bias by Google Search exists and is obvious and measurable. The bias is in essence censorship of conservative websites (making information that they present difficult to find or causing links to such information on conservative websites to be effectively absent from search-return lists) versus ranking items that fit the liberal agenda to be high and at the top of search-return lists.

An analysis of the prevalence of Google Search bias

An analysis of the prevalence of Google Search bias

The article analyzes that issue, but the analysis is a bit shallow. Some examples are indicated in the article, but those are in essence anecdotal evidence, although some efforts were made to make the study sample somewhat representative, to compensate for the sample not having been randomly selected.

The article is not necessarily easy to comprehend even for someone who makes it through the first sentence and understands what it means:

“The percentage of domain traffic, referred by Google Search, net of brand searches (PGSTN), tends to be in or around the range 25%-30% for a broad class of web domains.”

That is a mouthful, somewhat correct but not very enlightening. Rephrased, this definition of PGSTN puts it more into the context in which it is being used:

»PGSTN, a term used extensively by Google Analytics. It appears to stand for: The Percentage of all traffic directed to a website or domain (URL for a website or for a specific web page) that originates from Google Search Traffic, Not including views or visits that may have resulted from directing traffic to specific instances of brand names.«

I spent more than 20 hours of searching for an authentic definition of PGSTN and failed to find one. In the absence of an authentic, official, definition by Google, I feel that it is fairly safe to assume that PGSTN is an abbreviation of these terms: Percentage… Google Search Traffic, Not…

Absent a better definition from Google, that what I use by which to remember the meaning of PGSTN.

The indicated article identifies that PGSTN for websites is “in or around the range 25%-30% for a broad class of web domains.” That is the range of the portion of Google-Search-related traffic out of the total of all non-ad/or-brand-name-related web traffic directed to a domain or URL.

That percentage is important for any web ranking service (Alexa – now owned by Amazon – is one service that ranks websites), while search engines rank individual web pages and their URLs based on how frequently they are being accessed through search engines. It appears that web ranking services rely on search engine statistics, and that Google Search results play an important role in giving them the data from search-engine-originated traffic with which to do the ranking.

Google Search Bias (PGSTN) - essentially an attempt to censor conservative and libertarian sources of information

Google Search Bias (PGSTN) – essentially an attempt to censor conservative and libertarian sources of information

Observations: There is no correlation between actual traffic counts of daily views (metered by WordPress) and the portion of the traffic that represents daily views directed to blog.fathersforlife.org through Google searches (PGSTN, metered by Google Analytics).  If anything, whenever the PGSTN experiences a rising trend, something is at work to depress the increase in traffic, so as to bring it closer to zero.

For a two-months interval (from about 2017 07 15 to 2017 09 10) Google Analytics data showed, contrary to reality, that website traffic was zero or close to zero.  On 2017 09 10, I published this blog posting, upon which, for whatever reason, Google Analytics traffic data resumed showing a PGSTN of close to 10 percent, although that is still an insignificant and unrepresentative portion of actual website traffic.
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(Note, the chart will be updated now and then, to reflect what Google is up to, how “accurate” its traffic data measurements are over time, and whether there is ever a time that makes it worthwhile spending the effort of using Google Analytics for examining website traffic characteristics.  Obviously, as of now, Google Analytics does not inspire any confidence at all.)

My website (fathersforlife.org) and blog (blog.fathersforlife.org) can be called conservative, although some opinions hold that the website and blog present a libertarian perspective. They are obviously not liked very much by Google, as the PGSTN for the domain fathersforlife.org was five percent or less for the last few weeks of all search-engine-directed traffic (the two-moths interval from 2017 07 15 to 2017 09 09), with the website and the blog effectively being blacklisted by Google. That will of course not be much of a problem: the less of the traffic comes through Google Search, the more of it comes through links or other search engines, such as DuckDuckGo, the search engine I preferably use.

Mind you, the Google Search bias will be a problem if a website-ranking service relies solely or primarily on traffic data based on Google-Search traffic information obtained from either Google search-engine crawlers or from search-engine crawlers that collect traffic data collected by Google for a given website, blog or any other domain.

Other than that, I see no good reason anyone should rely on either Google Search for finding objective sources of information, as Google Search parameters and algorithms appear designed to prevent anyone from finding such objective sources.  Moreover, there is no good reason anyone should bother analyzing the characteristics of traffic to his website using an analysis tool such as Google Analytics, when that tool obviously provides results that reflect very distorted and unrealistic information on as little as 5 percent or even none of the traffic directed to a given website of interest.

At any rate, the essay by Leo Goldstein states: “Google is very good at its job.  Sites and domains that are less popular with the visitors tend to be less likely to receive traffic from Google, and vice versa.”  I agree.

It seems that a feedback effect is at work, when Google does its best to ensure that it keeps visitors away from websites it deems people must be kept away from.  The good thing about that is that the fewer visitors come to a website through Google searches, the less harm Google can do to influence the traffic and ranking of a given website, except for ranking by services that rely on Google traffic data for websites.

It remains to be seen what the impact will be on Google’s business prospects in the long run, on account of Google doing serious harm to the extent of trust people put into Google.

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