Saturday, May 25, 2013

How are boys treated in school?

A 5 year-old boy told his parents that his teacher was mean to him.  After hearing it for months and getting poor reports on their son (it was only Kindergarten!) they gave him a tape recorded to capture some examples in early April - almost near the end of the year.    This is what they found.

Is this just bad behavior by an errant teacher - or something more ingrained?
Possibly by Feminist indoctrination and endorsement?
Would this be perpetrated on a little girl?
I think we know the answers to these questions.
UPCOMING Public Lecture - Mon July 29@7pm.

Dr. James S. Brown will be in Edmonton to give a lecture on the Feminiszation of our schools and the harm it is doing to boys.

Stanley Milner Library  (Main Branch Downtown Edmonton)
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB T5J 2V4.
Tickets are $7 in advance online at
At door Tickets will be $10 cash (Doors open at 6pm).
(Mail cheques to ECMAS, 13920-135 Ave, Edmonton AB T5L 3Y8 - but must arrive by July 24)

Further details will be forthcoming.

July 1/13 - UPDATE 
Due to interest from other groups ECMAS has arranged a tour for Dr. Brown across Alberta and Saskatchewan - here is Poster of events locations/times and a Press Release with further details.

Mr. Big case flawed from the start

A few weeks ago the Bosco Homes Juvenile murder case fell apart.  Judge Burrows ruled the RCMP botched the Mr Big as the two juveniles were being manipulated bay many government employee's - including apparently a female government employee who was in a sexual relationship with one of the teens!

The case fell apart once that evidence was in-admissable.

The other lingering question is if the Mr. Big Sting is even acceptable any more - creating a huge potential for abuse by law enforcement.  Reason it is not allowed in the U.S or U.K anymore.

Recently members of The Innocence Project conducted a study of the Mr Big cases - and then wrote a book as well.  Their conclusion?  Toss it - the risks are too great that it will entrap innocents.

In the 2004 murder investigation, the two teens skipped town and were eluding investigation in Canada - so the FBI asked for the RCMP's help in their investigation.   Somehow a common entrapment technique known as "Mr Big" was used to extract a damaging confession - the evidence was subsequently used and deemed legit.  The two teens - Sebastien Burns and  Atif Rafay - were found guilty.

But finally - an Edmonton angle that has been ignored.  The unconvinced sister of one teen was Tiffany Burns - who happened to be a "temp" News Anchor for CBC Edmonton.  She was convinced her brother had been wronged and set about trying to prove his innocence - mostly using evidence ignored by the Court.  Then she did a documentary about it.

Here some past comments about Mr Big.



Friday, May 24, 2013

Made me laugh

It turns out the Dove Beauty Ad - the ones with the guy who looks like a Mafia Hit man - are wrong.

You Are Less Beautiful Than You Think

In the video, a small group of women are asked to describe their faces to a person whom they cannot see. The person is a forensic artist who is there to draw pictures of the women based on their verbal descriptions. A curtain separates the artist and the women, and they never see each other.

The idea is quite appealing. Perhaps too many women are unhappy with their looks. It would be a big relief if we all suddenly realized, like Christian Andersen’s ugly duckling, that we are in fact beautiful.

However, what Dove is suggesting is not actually true. The evidence from psychological research suggests instead that we tend to think of our appearance in ways that are more flattering than are warranted. This seems to be part of a broader human tendency to see ourselves through rose colored glasses. Most of us think that we are better than we actually are — not just physically, but in every way.
Inflated perceptions of one’s physical appearance is a manifestation of a general phenomenon psychologists call “self-enhancement.”

For example 94% of college professors, say that they do above-average work. 

Researchers have shown that confidence plays a role in determining whom people choose as leaders and romantic partners. Confident people are believed moreand their advice is more likely to be followed.

Feminists call this tendency "Mansplaining" and they like to entrap men into doing this so they can mock and humiliate them at some point.

But women like to make themselves look more attractive by obsessive body grooming, makeup etc  - thereby trapping a mate.

Which is better?  It doesn't matter until someone tries to tell you only one side counts.
Here's the parody.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Retiring Supreme Court justice scolds junior colleague

With his departure just weeks away, the senior judge from Quebec took a sharp jab recently at Justice Richard Wagner, the province’s junior judge, in a homicide case featuring a hotly contested aspect of criminal law.

This is a rare occurrence in Canada, but happens for often with much more impact in the U.S.  In this case the retiring Justice was very critical.    I think this is a good thing as we are seeing the kind of vigourous give and take we see in the actual court system.

In an unusual bit of written reproof, Justice Morris Fish accuses Justice Richard Wagner of botching a legal analysis. 


Friday, May 17, 2013

Given the flurry of activity regarding Family Law recently (Chief Justice Beverly McLaughlin and Julie MacFarlane's Report on SRL's) - I found this YouTube video about advice to UK Law Students on what they should consider in choosing a summer articling position with Law firms who specialize in Family Law.

Some observations:

Nick Westley (upto 8:45)
  • You realize that FLAW is NOT taught very well in Law School.
  • It is changing quickly - so you can have the satisfaction of "making a noticeable difference".
Matthew Brunsdon (8:45 - 14:45)
  • Integrity
  • Judgement
  • Perseverance
  • Numeracy
  • Written Skills
  • People Skills
  • Negotiation
 Amber Sheridan  (14:45 - 25:15)
  • Week in a life of a Jr Barrister
  • realize not at all what you learned in Law School
  • experience different types of hearings 
  • Children are a major focus - but it has to be more than "I want to help people/human rights"
  • dealing with SRL's is a big skill more necessary - agression
Laura Moys (25:15 - 32:45)
  • writing skill very important - and not just forms
  • Commmon sense answers
  • not just a business transaction
  • covers broad disciplines