Category Archives: politcs

Thailand’s Military Junta are Feminist

Reports would indicate that a worker for the Thailand’s state run railroad raped and killed a woman. The Associated Press report I read on Yahoo pretty much said that after the rape the perpetrator confessed to the crimes and the Military Junta fired the railway chief. They article suggested that the Military Junta used the rape as an excuse to fire a political enemy.

Rape hysteria being used a politcal ploy? A Military Junta, openly opposed to human rights, using the same tactics as Feminist? I guess game recognizes game.


Child Support is Too Damn High

The concept of minimum wage speaks to society deciding that a person needs X amount of dollars to sustain themselves. In my state its 8 USD an hour. Multiply that by 40 hours a week and 50 weeks a year we come to $16,000 a year. Not a ton of money. I lived on an $8/hr wage for about a year and a half. I lived in a small apartment in a bad neighborhood. I didn’t have much discretionary income. I had to learn how to cook. While I wasn’t able to live the life of an international playboy, my needs were met.

Why is it that if I’m a single person its fine for me to work my ass off and get 16k? But, if I’m a single parent and my babymama/daddy makes 100k its a major problem for me to get less than thousands of dollars a month while having no job. And by major problem I mean if I don’t get that money, someone is getting locked the hell up.

I used Washington State’s Quick Child Support Estimator to get these figures for a single parent with no income, two middle schoolers, and a spouse that makes minimum wage  and a spouse that makes 100k a year. Continue reading

Accustomed to a LIfestyle

I live in a Chalimony state were getting married is a raw deal and divorce is just an ex post facto dowry system. The courts use a list of factors to determine the amount, if any, of alimony that will be paid from one spouse (read husband) to another (read unhappy wife). Here are a few of the reasons in italics and my comments on why they suck. There are a few of the criteria that makes more sense than others. But, these are the ones, out of a dozen, that I dislike the most.

The needs, obligations, and financial resources of each party

Everything is is supposed to be split in half. Although, I know more than a few men who took on all the debt just to get free of the process and on with life. But, at least in theory the resources, and obligations should be split in half. Giving both parties equal resources and burdens. Which makes them useless for comparison since they should be the same. The term ‘needs’ is a nebulous undefinable term that gives judges leeway to do what they feel like. What exactly does one need? And why exactly is an ex spouse responsible for my needs?

Standard of Living

This is usually referred to as the “responsibility” an ex spouse has to another to maintain them in the lifestyle they have been accustomed to. If a person becomes accustomed to a standard of living or lifestyle, then that person possesses the capacity to become accustomed to a new lifestyle. Or in some cases, their original lifestyle. The court does not force my last roommate to continue paying rent because I was accustomed to living in a luxury apartment. Just as a divorce ends, the roommate situation ended and my last roommate has no future responsibility…Provided we weren’t intimate. And of course I’ve become accustomed to blowj’s and vacuuming. Ofcourse, now that accustomed stuff isn’t applicable.

Decisions made during marriage regarding employment, parenting, education
opportunity, time and costs for a party to obtain new skills to earn more

What they are saying is the common refrain of being a mom requires sacrifice, and its not fair that the mother gives up their life to raise children. Basically, its all the man’s fault. Its assumed that he got over on her. Its somehow a good deal working day in and day out, and using your earnings to pay for the lives of other people. The stay at home mom somehow sacrifices something by being free from that bondage. In a house were most of the labor is mechanized, and the child care is handled from 8 to 3 (minimum) by a school. Its assumed had she not had to “sacrifice” she would have went on to high achievement in education and the work place.
A marriage is a partnership. All property is community property. Therefore if we as a couple make a decision for one of us to work and one of us to stay at home, whatever benefits and detriments we get from that decision, we own together. WE decided you should stay home because there was something WE got out of that. But, when the marriage is over the court will pretend that YOU forced her to stay home so now YOU should pay for it.

Whether age, physical or mental health of a child of the parties requires that one parent not work outside the home

Today on Pimp my Bride…Yo dawg I heard you liked paying child support. So, I ordered you to pay child support, then I took your alimony, and put more child support in it!

Duration of the Marriage

The rationale they say in public is that the longer the marriage, the more handicapped a wife is to reenter the workforce. I call bull. The courts know that the closer a woman gets to the wall, and especially when she passes it, she is more handicapped in finding another sucker to leech off of.

Each party’s contributions, monetary and non-monetary, to the well being of the family

This one will get a post of its own. I’m gonna do some math on that one and we’ll see about that.

Its strange to me that a hamster is able to produce so much horse shit. Well I’ve got to get to the patriarchy meeting. See you guys later.

The State is an Instrument of Violence

Violence is the foundation of our society. Although instances of interpersonal violence is almost a rarity on an any given day in the Western world, its presence is still felt. Every interaction a person has could potentially lead to violence. Bumping into the wrong person, a minor disagreement, fucking someone’s girl, all reasons you might get punched in the mouth.
Enter the State. The state says “we will protect you”. And so people let the state take over.

We evolved in a time when there were no constraints on the application of force other than how well a potential victim could defend themselves. We are not polite because its the right thing to do. Humans are hardwired to understand that if you give any animal a reason to kill you, they might. We also evolved in a time when if you could get away with hurting someone to secure resources for yourself, that was that. I imagine we were really quite savage in the beginning.

Of course now we are better than that. The state in all its glory has given us civilized ways to settle disputes, allocate resources and protect people. Violence is is criminalized. Disputes are settled by courts. Resources divided through an economic system. Thus we enjoy a relatively peaceful day to day existence on this rock.
Unless you break the rules. Break any of our complicated rules and men with badges and all manner of weaponry come put you in a cage. In our civilized society, these men with badges, might beat you, take your resources, shoot you, put you in a cage with rapist and leave you for dead. These complicated rules we have that eliminate violence are enforced with violence. Logically, an arrangement of that nature cannot eliminate violence. It does stand to reason that such an arrangement could make violence more centralized and more efficient. Instead of honor killings and street justice on the street, the violence is hidden away in jails and prisons. Instead of a complicated web of individuals, families and clans righting perceived wrongs on their own terms, we have good guys vs bad guys.
The rules that the state enforces extends into every facet of life. They are so complicated that a person is undoubtedly breaking one of them (local, county, state, federal, international) at any given time. Making a disarmed populace all potential victims of state violence.

Violence being the basis of existence, organisms competing over limited resources and such, it doesn’t bother me that one system or another has this violence or that violence. I just can’t live with the idea of getting an ass whooping from a group of guys, whose salary is paid by me.