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Cogs can think.

I'm a mere, tiny, insignificant cog in a whole clockwork of stupidity.
The little cog that wanted to break free, I am.

Fathers For Justice

Dutch beer brand Grolsch is currently running one of the most enchanting commercials ever made... It's a huge success here in the Netherlands. I can talk all I want, but you gotta see it in order to understand it.

Click here.

The woman... She's not the usual superblonde big boobed supermodel, but... She has class, style... Those gloves... She's the epitome of a stylish woman. Then, they're not let in into the posh place. They walk along, and hear piano-play coming from a pub with the Grolsch sign. They walk in, and she softly sings along with the piano. The pianoman notices, and makes sure everyone else does too. The stylish lady sings louder, with a crystal clear voice (sending shivers down my spine). The commercial ends with them getting their ordered beers. At the end: "Beer. Grolsch style."

Awesome.

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More serious matters now. Fathers For Justice. An organization of divorced fathers who do not get to see their children anymore due to the protection of the mother by law. Mothers deciding that they cannot see their children anymore. They protest in a very special way: they dress up as Batman, Spiderman, etc and stand still for hours at public buildings, usually on the roofs and such.

About 68000 children are involved in divorces each year in The Netherlands. About 17000 of them never get to see their fathers again. Another 17000 barely see their fathers ever again. Currently, a new law is in for debate in the Dutch Lower House. This law will enable the use of financial penalties to fine mothers who do not abide by the visiting rights.

I support Fathers For Justice with all my heart. You too?
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