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    Remembering Thomas Ball - burned himself in protest

    This subject used to come up every now and then on both Doc Glover's Nice Guy forums and Nacho's old board. A man named Thomas Ball set himself on fire in front of the courthouse to protest the family court system and divorce laws. His wife's lawyer wanted him put in jail.


    I am due in court the end of the month. The ex-wife lawyer wants me jailed for back child support. The amount ranges from $2,200. to $3,000. depending on who you ask. Not big money after being separated over ten years and unemployed for the last two. But I do owe it. If I show up for court without the money and the lawyer say jail, then the judge will have the bailiff take me into custody. There really are no surprises on how the system works once you know how it actually works. And it does not work anything like they taught you in high school history or civics class.

    I could have made a phone call or two and borrowed the money. But I am done being bullied for being a man. I cannot believe these people in Washington are so stupid to think they can govern Americans with an iron fist. Twenty-five years ago, the federal government declared war on men. It is time now to see how committed they are to their cause. It is time, boys, to give them a taste of war.


    Dr. Helen: My take on the Thomas Ball case

    https://en.wikimannia.org/Thomas_James_Ball

    https://encyc.org/wiki/Thomas_James_Ball



    Men and lurkers need to take note so he didn't die in vain, but IMHO, he should have bailed instead. Just disappeared and went to hide out in Slab City or someplace like that. Or Mexico, or the remote Island of Niue or some British protectorate.

    There are books like "How to be Invisible" and "How to hide your assets and disappear" that would have helped him.

    I vaguely remember one guy on a different forum 15+ years ago had a plan to take out a home equity loan on the house and use the money to bail, leaving his bitch of a wife left with the bill. Any kind of bust out fraud like that would work as an alternative to suicide.

    Leaving your children behind would hurt a lot, but at least you could reconnect with them when they were older. There is also the argument that your kids may not have turned out good, even with your influence.

    I know guys that have wonderful kids, until they go through puberty, then the girls turn into little sluts and the boys are thieves and bisexual deviants. In that case a man shouldn't feel guilty at all about abandoning them.

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    Re: Remembering Thomas Ball - burned himself in protest

    The mainstream media wasn't afraid to show us a Vietnamese monk setting himself on fire for political purposes. But, they're terrified to show us Thomas Ball doing the same thing for similar reasons in The United States of America. This didn't make the national news in the U.S. as I recall. I read about it on a forum and watched a youtube video to find out about this. Is it any wonder I don't watch network television anymore?
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    Re: Remembering Thomas Ball - burned himself in protest

    In a country where suggestions are taking place to free half of the existing prison population.

    They want to release murderers, drug dealers, rapists and violent offenders by the thousands. What is the betting that those very same people will still be happy for a guy who is down on his luck to be handed a jail sentence for not paying his child support? Not even for being unwilling to pay...but simply for being unable to pay. A world of difference.

    I feel bad for the man who burnt himself to death. There was a method to his madness, for sure. I just wish that he knew his valiant effort to raise awareness would count for naught. He went to his death in vain, thinking that it would make a difference.

    The one man crusade's are largely futile. They rarely create the spark that sets off the inferno.

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    Re: Remembering Thomas Ball - burned himself in protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Keyknob View Post
    In a country where suggestions are taking place to free half of the existing prison population.

    They want to release murderers, drug dealers, rapists and violent offenders by the thousands. What is the betting that those very same people will still be happy for a guy who is down on his luck to be handed a jail sentence for not paying his child support? Not even for being unwilling to pay...but simply for being unable to pay. A world of difference.

    I feel bad for the man who burnt himself to death. There was a method to his madness, for sure. I just wish that he knew his valiant effort to raise awareness would count for naught. He went to his death in vain, thinking that it would make a difference.

    The one man crusade's are largely futile. They rarely create the spark that sets off the inferno.
    When I was a kid it was Tibetan monks that set themselves on fire, now it's American fathers setting themselves on fire and killing themselves in droves! The ugly monster of tyranny sprung domestic roots here! That happened about 50 miles away from me, I can tell you first hand, it's hunting season on fathers around here! A vast number of the marriages I have seen ended in failure with a greater transfer of earned wealth from one to the other, most were women cashing in their husbank like he's some sort of savings bond! It's time the legal system dropped the patriarchy and start realizing we don't owe them JACK SHIT!


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