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  • Modesty in Ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn Is Enforced by Secret Squads

    01/30/2013 4:11:39 AM PST · by KantianBurke · 66 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 30th, 2013 | Joseph Berger
    In the close-knit world of ultra-Orthodox Judaism, community members know the modesty rules as well as Wall Street bankers who show up for work in a Brooks Brothers suit. Women wear long skirts and long-sleeved, high-necked blouses on the street; men do not wear Bermuda shorts in summer. Schools prescribe the color and thickness of girls’ stockings. The rules are spoken and unspoken, enforced by social pressure but also, in ways that some find increasingly disturbing, by the modesty committees. Their power is evident in the fact that of the half dozen women’s clothing stores along Lee Avenue, only one...
  • Republicans Defend First Lady’s Obesity Efforts

    02/27/2011 8:34:44 PM PST · by VictoryGal · 60 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/27/2011 | Bill Tomson
    Two prominent Republicans, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and likely 2012 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, came to the defense of First Lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to reduce childhood obesity. Speaking on separate Sunday talk shows, the Republicans said they stood behind Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign despite conservative criticism. Mr. Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor who shed many pounds himself when in office, said on “Fox News Sunday” that obesity is a problem threatening the welfare of the entire country. “What Michelle Obama is proposing is not that the government tells you that you can’t eat dessert,” Mr. Huckabee said....
  • Drink 'like eating 68 bits of bacon" (2,000-CALORIE milkshake dubbed the worst drink in the US)

    05/26/2010 6:06:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies · 935+ views
    The Sun ^ | 26 May 2010 | STAFF REPORTER
    Drink 'like eating 68 bits of bacon' A 2,000-CALORIE milkshake that is the equivalent of 68 rashers of bacon and 30 chocolate-chip cookies has been dubbed the worst drink in the US. Made with chocolate ice cream, milk and peanut butter, the drink - called the Cold Stone PB&C - packs a whopping 2,010 calories, 131 grams of fat - 68 grams of which is saturated - and a massive 153 grams of sugar. It topped the Men's Health 20 Worst Drinks in America 2010 list, beating a McDonald's Triple Thick Chocolate Milkshake to the post. Delicious The magazine said...
  • Obama to Hold (Yet another..) Prime-Time News Conference on Wednesday Evening

    07/17/2009 1:39:05 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 113 replies · 3,274+ views
    Breaking News.com ^ | Jiuly 17, 2009 | BNO.com
    President Obama will hold a primetime presidential news conference from the White House on Wednesday at 9pm EDT.
  • “Do not post to me”

    08/28/2007 5:47:37 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 3,059 replies · 26,248+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 8/28/07 | Admin Moderator
    We've received many requests from freepers requesting that other freepers not post to them. There are several problems with this. 1. It's impossible for us to enforce.2. We don't have the time to enforce these requests.3. We don't have the software to keep track of these requests.4. Thick skin helps.5. Ignore the poster, if you don't reply, they won't reply. Free Republic does not need a bozo filter, bozo filters are for wimps. Final note: Trolls, troublemakers, disruptors, forum pests, malcontents, RINOs, liberals, stalkers, et al, would continue posting to (harassing) someone after being asked to stop. Conservative FReepers would...
  • Pitt Bull Poll to FReep (Allowed in neighborhoods or not)

    04/08/2006 9:57:04 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 61 replies · 7,577+ views
    NBC10 ^ | April 8, 2006 | NBC10
    SURVEY Should People Be Allowed To Have Pit Bulls At Pets? Yes No Results so far: Yes 57% No 43% Poll Link Here
  • Unnngh..

    10/05/2004 11:42:29 AM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 3,905 replies · 73,100+ views
    unnngh...
  • Shocking Questions: Yes, There Are Answers (Warning: graphic sexual content)

    12/04/2004 5:17:59 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 193 replies · 9,699+ views
    BreakPoint with Chuck Colson ^ | December 3, 2004 | Chuck Colson
    Note: The following commentary includes graphic descriptions. This is not suitable for children. “I’m at my wits’ end,” the young woman wrote. “I’ve asked pastors, friends, parents, God, and message boards this question and still haven’t received an intelligent answer that I can live with. Why are homosexual acts wrong? I’m a Christian and believe in the Bible, but this part always stumps me.” According to my friend, Dr. J. Budziszewski, author of the excellent new book, Ask Me Anything: Provocative Answers for College Students, disturbing questions like this show that church leaders aren’t providing young people with the whole...