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Turn about is fair play in divorce court

There is an interesting article on the telegraph – female breadwinners are ‘losing out’ in divorce.

The article basically says what men have been saying for decades, the person with the lowest income comes out on the better end of the deal in a divorce. In the case of that article, it is talking about working women coming out on the short end of the stick.

Oh boo hoo hoo, a woman has to pay her fair share in a divorce, why is that even news?

When the lazy wife does not want to get an education or go to work to bring more money into the family, society is just fine with men having to split things down the middle.

In other words, when men are getting the shaft, everything is fine and dandy.

When women get the shaft, something is terribly wrong.

Double standards suck.

Illegal immigrants are not entitled to equal rights

There is an interesting article on CNN posted by Charles Garcia, Why ‘illegal immigrant’ is a slur.

The root of the article appears to be:

In this country, there is still a presumption of innocence that requires a jury to convict someone of a crime.

Mr. Garcia, I respectfully disagree. None U.S. citizens are not entitled to the same rights as U.S. citizens. This has been proven time and time again with Guantanamo Bay.

On one hand we argue people inside the U.S. deserve equal rights – innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

On the other hand, we detain people with no due process, no access to legal counsel, and then use torture on the people being detained. Where are the equal rights for the people being detained at Guantanamo Bay?

Where was the due process for Abdulrahman al-Awlaki? For those of you not familiar with Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, he was a U.S. citizen who was killed by a drone attack.

Disparity of Justice

survivalistAnyone notice how the U.S. justice system discriminates depending on your social status?

Send a threatening letter to the president of the U.S. and the secret service pays you a visit.

Send a threatening letter to an everyday citizen, and nobody gives a crap.

Once a crime crosses a state line, the local police do not have the resources, nor is it worth their time to do anything.

If only the police went to those same measures for everyday citizens. A few years ago someone stole a boatmotor off my boat, the police barely made a report on the theft. I guess if you are a bank for company you get special treatment.

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