Why the American Family-Court System is Broken
The Fourth Most Common Cause of Bankruptcy in the US
‘In this ReasonTV interview, filmmaker Joe Sorge, director of the new documentary, ‘Divorce Corp,’ argues that because the legal code to get a divorce is so complex, nearly all respective parties have to hire expensive lawyers and pay legal fees that make the average non-contested divorce cost between $10,000 and $20,000. A contested divorce can run well over $50,000.
‘”It’s the fourth most common cause of bankruptcy in the United States,” says Sorge. In the past 40 years, the amount of divorce lawyers has exploded by 2000% in the State of California, alone…’
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8-Year-Old Boy Faces Felony Charges After Tantrum!?
An 8-year-old Michigan boy faces felony charges following an outburst in the back of a police car
‘Edward Hart, 8, attends a special needs school. His stepfather, Robert Bluhm, says that staff at Hillside Learning and Behavior Center know about his son’s anger issues. He told reporters that he was shocked at the way educators handled the situation when his son ran away from the school on March 19.
‘”He has anger issues. They know this, and they’re going to throw him in the back of a cop car all by himself?” Bluhm told Fox affiliate WXMI. “If they had him under control, why didn’t they ride with him in the back of this cop car?”…’
Tweets Reveal Mexicans’ Emotional Numbness
It’s not surprising if the drug wars in Mexico could make anyone apathetic. Everyone loses emotionally
‘A team of researchers seeking to better understand the mental state of Mexicans exposed to the ongoing conflict has turned to social media as an end run around the country’s embattled mainstream media. Their findings indicate a growing level of desensitization to the violence among a certain segment of the population, in this case users of the microblogging service Twitter.
‘Mexicans who wanted to report their experiences initially turned to social media to circumvent a state-imposed media blackout designed to mask the country’s problems to the rest of the world, says Andrés Monroy-Hernández, a researcher in Microsoft Research’s FUSE Labs. “I found I was getting more information from Twitter about what was really happening than I was from newspapers and TV news,” he adds…’