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  • DPRK: Kim Jong Un Commandeers Army Officer's Wife To Be The Hermit-Kingdom's New 1ST Lady

    07/26/2012 4:25:17 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 26, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    The Boy King has wed... but who?  Speculation regarding the attractive 'mystery woman' that began to appear with Kim Jong Un at recent public events in Pyongyang has now been resolved (so much is secret and/or an enigma in the DPRK, some thought she might just be his younger sister: nothing was explained whatsoever- she was suddenly just there). North Korean state media has now announced that the reclusive communist nation's 20-something leader -recently titled 'Supreme Leader' and made an Army Field Marshal- has wed  Ri Sol Ju, indeed the woman in the photos and a former pop singer who first caught his eye at...
  • Obama: 'I think same sex couples should be able to get married'

    05/09/2012 12:49:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 5/9/12 | Michael O'Brien
    Updated 3:15 p.m. ET- President Barack Obama endorsed the right of same-sex couples to marry on Wednesday, a landmark pronouncement made in light of mounting pressure from gay rights advocates. Obama became the first U.S. president to back the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry, a reversal from views expressed during the 2008 campaign, when he said he opposed same-sex marriage but favored civil unions as an alternative. Obama told ABC News that, after reflection, he had "concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples...
  • Married Christians Serve God Better than Single Christians

    06/17/2011 7:58:44 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 22 replies
    [Do they?] "Here are a few reasons why married people in the church tend to be more spiritual than those who are single: In the beginning God commanded mankind to be fruitful and multiply so he could exercise dominion over the earth. This commandment was given with the assumption that a man and woman should be united in marriage according to Genesis 2:23-25. One of the best ways to serve God is to have children (naturally or through adoption) in marriage so the couple can raise up a godly heritage for the Lord. 1 Timothy 2 even verifies that if...
  • Married to the mob: the man who married 107 women - and had 185 kids (divorced twelve, nine dead)

    05/14/2011 12:13:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    WA Today ^ | 5/13/11 | Robyn Dixon
    Married to the mob: the man who married 107 women ... and had 185 kidsRobyn Dixon May 13, 2011 He fell in love with his first wife because she was sincere and eager to please. His second wife, a cousin, was irresistible because she did everything he wished and nothing he didn't. "That alone made me love her." His third wife won him because she submitted to his every request. "I saw her, I liked her. I went to her parents and asked for her hand in marriage." Wife No. 4 was very obedient. So was wife No. 5. Wife...
  • John Geoghan killer Joe Druce poised to marry

    10/05/2010 9:55:45 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/6/10 | Dave Wedge
    It could be wedding bells for one of the state’s most notorious murderers, as a South Carolina woman is planning to say “I do” to pedophile priest killer Joe Druce - if prison officials approve the lockup lovers’ big house bonds of matrimony. Shirl Borden, a Christian minister and Air Force veteran who has helped Druce in his many legal wranglings, said the man convicted of killing priest-turned-perv John Geoghan proposed and she’s decided to take the plunge. “I took years to think about it and I’ve decided to say ‘Yes,’ ” Borden told the Herald. “I fell in love...
  • Air Force "Swinger" In HIV Probe Feds: Sergeant hid diagnosis from “multitude” of sex partners

    08/26/2010 7:35:04 PM PDT · by tlb · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Smoking Gun ^ | August 26, 2010 | staff
    AUGUST 26--An HIV-positive Air Force sergeant failed to disclose his medical condition before engaging in sexual activity with a “multitude” of partners he met at “swinger” parties and through adult web sites, according to a military investigation, The Smoking Gun has learned. The criminal probe of Sgt. David Gutierrez, a 20-year military veteran, began last month when the Air Force Office of Special Investigations received information that he had “engaged in numerous, unprotected sexual acts…over the course of three years.” According to court records, investigators charge that, due to Gutierrez’s HIV status, these encounters amounted to “aggravated assault against several...
  • Airmiles Andy jets off with model friend - who IS single

    08/08/2010 5:33:15 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 52 replies · 3+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 10:22 PM on 8th August 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    When Prince Andrew was pictured on a yacht getting touchy-feely with a woman half his age, the denials came thick and fast. They're just friends, said a source, and anyway, she's married. But now it turns out 25-year-old Alexandra Escat is in fact single - and the pair have since been seen jetting off together. The Duke of York, 50, was seen engrossed in a playful conversation with the Filipino model on a luxury yacht last week.
  • SEX CASE COPS GRILL AL GORE!

    07/24/2010 10:20:45 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 91 replies · 5+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | July 23, 2010
    In a bombshell new development in the AL GORE SEX SCANDAL, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively that the former vice president has finally been interviewed by police in the Molly Hagerty case. Sources close to the investigation reveal that detectives from the Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau traveled quietly to San Francisco on Thursday for the secret meeting with the 62-year-old Nobel Prize winner. "Al Gore has finally been interviewed face to face by detectives in the Molly Hagerty case," a close source told The ENQUIRER. "Details of what was disclosed in the police interview by Gore --and exactly how long...
  • China's Female Astronauts: Must Be a Married Mom

    03/30/2010 7:15:25 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 12 replies · 517+ views
    TIME Magazine ^ | Thursday, Mar. 25, 2010 | Hillary Brenhouse
    The men chosen to lead China into outer space are often referred to locally as "superhuman beings" — and not just because they train to cross the final frontier. Would-be taikonauts have to meet near impossible standards that are meant to weed out the less-than-flawless. Chinese astronauts cannot suffer from chronic sore throats or runny noses. They mustn't have food restrictions, strong regional accents, ringworm, cavities or scars. Bad breath, body odor and a snoring problem are all immediate disqualifiers. And if China's spacemen are expected to satisfy an unlikely string of qualifications, so too are its new spacewomen —...
  • Faith Journey Leads United Methodist from Pastorate to Catholic Priesthood

    03/24/2009 2:23:12 PM PDT · by Titanites · 15 replies · 860+ views
    United Methodist News Service ^ | May 13, 1996 | Linda Bloom
    As he progressed from Methodist Youth Fellowship member to active layperson to ordained minister, Scott Medlock seemed destined for lifelong service in the United Methodist Church. But Medlock, an Orlando, Fla., native, has had a dual faith journey. The second journey started during his undergraduate years at the University of Notre Dame, intensified with his marriage to a "cradle Catholic" and eventually led to a desire for a more "eucharistically-centered" faith experience. On March 19, the 41-year-old former United Methodist pastor was ordained a Roman Catholic deacon. On July 26, in Anchorage, Alaska, he will be ordained a priest. Along...
  • VANITY - FoxNews bad link

    03/18/2009 1:31:46 PM PDT · by NEMDF · 20 replies · 622+ views
    Self ^ | 03/18/2009 | NEMDF
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/03/18/rep-mack-calls-geithner-resign-fired-aig-bonuses/
  • State offers to forget $3,800 hospital bill -- if Flint couple gets married

    01/18/2009 6:26:51 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 48 replies · 1,160+ views
    mlive.com ^ | 01/18/09 | Bryn Mickle
    Stuart Bauer | The Flint JournalRebecca Witt (lower right) and Gary Johnson (standing) care for children Diesel (in Gary's arms), 2, JaeLyn (bottom), 4, and Gage, 5. Rebecca is upset because the state is trying to collect birthing costs from her fiance for their daughter. FLINT, Michigan -- Gary Johnson owes taxpayers nearly $3,800 for the birth of his daughter. The state will let him off the hook but there's a catch -- he has to marry the mom. But the mother doesn't believe her wedding should be any of the state's business. "I don't think anybody should tell me...
  • Former pastor facing six more assault charges

    07/04/2008 4:55:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 292+ views
    the london free press ^ | 07.03.08 | KRISTA SEGGEWISS
    Royden Wood leaves the courthouse with his wife Linda yesterday after being charged with six new counts of sexual assault. (Mike Hensen, Sun Media) Already awaiting sentencing on 12 charges, a former London pastor was back in court yesterday -- charged with six counts of sexual assault.   Royden Wood, former pastor of London's Ambassador Baptist Church, was released after a bail hearing with conditions, a $10,000 deposit and his employer acting as a surety.  Wood declined comment as he left the court, holding his wife's hand and accompanied by his employer, Earl Dunn, owner of a Muskoka-area marina where...
  • Pastor, Accuser Settle out of Court

    07/04/2008 7:52:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 31 replies · 234+ views
    Denton Record Chronicle ^ | 06.08.08 | Donna Fielder
    Two years after a woman filed a damage suit alleging Bolivar Baptist Church pastor Dale “Dickie” Amyx molested her as a 14-year-old and impregnated her when she was 18, the suit has been settled out of court. Debbie Vasquez, now 47, sued Amyx and the church in June 2006, alleging that he began having sex with her when he was 28 years old, married and the youth pastor of a now-defunct Lewisville church, Calvary Baptist. According to the court documents, he continued having sex with her after he was pastor of the Bolivar church by threatening her with guns and...
  • The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde at The Guthrie

    06/12/2008 2:30:16 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 7 replies · 65+ views
    Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine ^ | 12 June 2008 | Tad Simons
    Oscar Wilde is one of most famous homosexuals in history, so it sometimes surprises people when they learn that Wilde had a wife named Constance and two children. Divorced before Wilde reached the pinnacle of his fame, Constance is one of history’s forgotten women: a spirited, intelligent person in her own right, but one doomed to live in the shadow of Wilde’s legacy, as well as endure the humiliating consequences of his homosexual passions. Thomas Kilroy’s play, The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde, now playing on the Guthrie’s Proscenium Stage, is a moody, serious, artful exploration of the dark side...
  • Pick Your Wife's 'Porn Name' Wisely

    04/24/2008 8:06:02 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 1 replies · 161+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | April 24, 2008 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    ....Four years in and here’s the report I promised to all of my still-single friends out there. My friends, the only way to describe married life post-newlywed stage is: controlled and comfortable chaos. Once you shed the ‘newlywed eyes’ and see your Mate for Life for the first time for who and what they really are – human! – you reach a make or break point in your relationship.....
  • A little church controversy...what do you think?

    12/26/2007 5:32:03 AM PST · by day10 · 40 replies · 78+ views
    me ^ | 12/26/2007 | day10
    We have a bit of controversy at my church and I thought I'd throw it out there for FReepers to discuss. We had a guest preacher who was trying to make the point that we should not exclude people based on appearance, background, past history, etc., and as an illustration stated that, after all, Joseph and Mary were only living together and were not actually married - would we have excluded them?
  • Getting Married Saps Your Testosterine

    10/19/2007 1:10:00 PM PDT · by blam · 76 replies · 579+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10-19-2007
    Getting married saps your testosterone 18 October 2007 NewScientist.com news service TESTOSTERONE gradually declines with age, right? Not for the Ariaal - subsistence pastoralists living in northern Kenya. They experience a decline in levels of the male hormone only when they get married. The finding provides a social and evolutionary explanation for the decrease in testosterone, rather than an age-related one. Ariaal men remain single "warriors" until they are around 30, at which time they marry one or more women. Peter Gray of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and colleagues measured testosterone in 205 Ariaal men and found that...
  • Parents Of (16-year-old) Teen Who Married (40-year-old) Teacher Sue Guilford Schools

    07/26/2007 8:10:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 1,875+ views
    WXII 12 ^ | 7/25/07
    Parents Of Teen Who Married Teacher Sue Guilford SchoolsUPDATED: 9:41 pm EDT July 25, 2007 WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The parents of a 16-year-old student who married her former teacher in Brunswick County have sued the 40-year-old man's previous school district. The lawsuit accuses Guilford County schools of failing to alert authorities upon finding out Brenton Wuchae had inappropriate relationships with female students there. The suit says the school system was "negligent...in allowing Mr. Wuchae to supervise and coach female students when it knew...that he would abuse his position of authority." It also says "the negligent actions of defendant (Guilford County...
  • Married Couple Deploys Together

    03/14/2007 4:43:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 380+ views
    Defense News ^ | Spc. Karly Cooper
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, March 14, 2007 — More and more soldiers spend their deployments in Iraq serving alongside their spouses. Sgt. Erick McCormick, the warehouse non-commissioned officer in charge for Headquarters Company, 15th Brigade Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade from Ketchikan, Alaska and Spc. t Michelle McCormick, a supply specialist also with the Sustainment Brigade, from Houston, Texas, are on their second deployment together, but first deployment as a married couple. Michelle joined the Army in 2004. Right after graduation from high school she packed her bags and headed to Fort Jackson, S.C. "My dad is a military policeman and...
  • Violet and Orville Peacock, together to the end(65 years of marriage-died a day apart.)

    03/14/2007 2:22:25 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 14 replies · 1,316+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 3-14-07 | Darlene Prois
    Orville Peacock called the shots during his 65-year marriage to Violet. Over the years, relatives had grown accustomed to hearing Orville's gruff pronouncements when he tired of the family gatherings that Violet so loved. "Vi," he'd shout on his way out the door. "The bus is leaving. Are you coming or not?"
  • Many high school students think that Sodom and Gomorrah were a married couple.

    03/09/2007 10:21:45 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 70 replies · 1,967+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 24, 2007 | Rich Barlow
    The chairman of Boston University's religion department offers this proposal: Public high schools should require one course in the Bible for all their students and another in world religions He cites surveys showing that most Americans can't even name one of the four biblical gospels and that many high school students think that Sodom and Gomorrah were a married couple.
  • Why Are There So Many Single Americans?

    01/23/2007 7:11:06 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 287 replies · 5,607+ views
    New York Times ^ | 21 January 2007 | Kate Zernike
    THE news that 51 percent of all women live without a spouse might be enough to make you invest in cat futures. But consider, too, the flip side: about half of all men find themselves in the same situation. As the number of people marrying has dropped off in the last 45 years, the marriage rate has declined equally for men and for women. The stereotype has been cemented in the popular culture: the hard-charging career girl who gets her comeuppance, either violently or dying a slow death by late-night memo and Chinese takeout... But when it comes to marriage,...
  • The single life adds up to grief

    01/21/2007 12:38:37 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 125 replies · 3,230+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 21, 2007 | Editorial
    America has reached "the tipping point" on marriage, and The New York Times couldn't be happier. Its analysis of Census data shows 51 percent of women were living without a spouse in 2005, up from 35 percent in 1950. Through surrogates, the Times celebrated the news as liberating and empowering for women. One single 45-year-old gushed: "Considering all the weddings I attended in the '80s that have ended so very, very badly, I consider myself straight up lucky." Chimed in a 59-year-old divorcee: "A gentleman asked me to marry him and I said no. I told him, 'I'm just beginning...
  • NY Times Study On Women 'Living Without Spouse' Included 15-Year-Olds

    01/17/2007 6:29:11 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 45 replies · 2,123+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/16/07 | Dave Pierre
    The Times got their numbers from the Census Bureau's new American Community Survey, which surveyed "117 million women over the age of 15." Wait a minute. "Over the age of 15"?
  • Married and Single Parents Spending More Time With Children, Study Finds (Men Doing More Housework)

    10/17/2006 6:26:40 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 11 replies · 521+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2006 | Robert Pear
    October 17, 2006 Married and Single Parents Spending More Time With Children, Study Finds By ROBERT PEAR WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 — Despite the surge of women into the work force, mothers are spending at least as much time with their children today as they did 40 years ago, and the amount of child care and housework performed by fathers has sharply increased, researchers say in a new study, based on analysis of thousands of personal diaries. “We might have expected mothers to curtail the time spent caring for their children, but they do not seem to have done so,” said...
  • Why marriage is good medicine for men

    06/18/2006 3:59:27 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 143 replies · 2,854+ views
    Parade Magazine ^ | June 18, 2006 | Gail Sheehy
    The biggest fiction behind James Bond is that the fantasy master spy and world-class heartbreaker lived past 40-something. It’s not just the death traps and vodka martinis, or even the three packs of cigarettes a day, that would have shortened his life. His naked ring finger would have too. Because real men need wives. Consider the data: Married men—regardless of age, sex, race, income or education—consistently have been found to be healthier than men who are single, divorced or widowed. This so-called “marriage benefit” begins to kick in right after the wedding, then builds. Husbands ages 18 to 44 are...
  • A SOLDIER AND HIS WIFE GET THE MESSAGE -- THANK YOU (Marlboro Marine Gets Married)

    06/11/2006 4:22:11 PM PDT · by CAWats · 23 replies · 1,583+ views
    S.F. Chronicle ^ | Sunday, June 11, 2006 | Matthew B. Stannard
    Prestonsburg, Ky. -- With a surgeon's care, James Blake Miller adjusted the two rows of ribbons on the coat of his Marine Corps dress blues. Then he adjusted them again. And again. He pulled on the coat, cinched the white belt that fit a bit more snugly than when he left the Marines in November, carefully adjusted the collar.
  • Keanu Reeves says he wants to get married

    06/06/2006 6:15:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 581+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/6/06 | AP
    NEW YORK - Keanu Reeves says he's lonely and wants to get married and have children, in an upcoming issue of Parade magazine. The 41-year-old actor says he continues to mourn the loss of his stillborn daughter in 1999 and the death of the baby's mother, Jennifer Syme, in a car crash in 2001. Syme had a small part in the 1997 David Lynch film, "Lost Highway." She and Reeves had reportedly broken up in 2000. "When the people you love are gone, you're alone," he tells the magazine. "I miss being a part of their lives and them being...
  • Charmed woman marries cobra in India

    06/02/2006 11:38:47 AM PDT · by trashcanbred · 38 replies · 726+ views
    A woman who fell in love with a snake has reportedly married the reptile at a traditional Hindu wedding celebrated by 2,000 guests in India's Orissa state. Bimbala Das wore a silk saree for the ceremony Wednesday at Atala village near the Orissa state capital Bhubaneswar. Priests chanted mantras to seal the union, but the snake failed to come out of a nearby ant hill where it lives, the Press Trust of India (PTI) said. A brass replica snake stood in for the hesitant groom. "Though snakes cannot speak nor understand, we communicate in a peculiar way," Das, 30, told...
  • Married to the Military: Spouse Sees Life as an Adventure

    01/24/2006 3:56:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 335+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 24, 2006 | Samantha L. Quigley
    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 24, 2006 – The key to escaping a tedious life is to maintain a positive attitude, the wife of a Navy physician and diver said. "Always view life as an adventure, and that's true whether you're in the military or not," Meredith Leyva said. Leyva and her husband, Lt. Fernando Leyva, live in Pensacola, Fla., where Fernando is finishing his residency while assigned to the Navy Experimental Diving Unit. It's the family's sixth duty station since they married six years ago. In 1998, Leyva used her experience as a military spouse to set up a Web site...
  • Married to the Military: Spouses Need Own Identity

    01/19/2006 10:19:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 440+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2006 – Military life is full of ups and downs. But for it to be a more positive experience, military spouses have to know themselves, Amberlynde Graham said. Graham has been a married nearly six years to a Navy fire controlman - he operates, maintains and repairs weapons systems' control mechanisms. In that time, the couple and their four children -- the youngest is now 22 months old -- have had six changes of station in five states and gone through two deployments. They are currently stationed in San Diego. Through the moves and separations, her enthusiasm...
  • Simulation marriages on Internet in vogue

    08/17/2005 5:11:49 AM PDT · by summer · 12 replies · 556+ views
    China Daily.com ^ | Aug 17, 2005 | Staff
    A bride and bridegroom were accepting congratulations from friends at their wedding feast. Someone ignited firecrackers, and delicacies of every kind were served. Online simulation marriage has been popular with a large number of Chinese youths with the widespread accesses into the Internet. There was no difference with a common wedding ceremony. But it took place in cyberspace, everything done with a mouse and keyboard. Getting married on the web has become a new game popular among Chinese youth. Twenty-seven-year-old girl Xiao Wu, unmarried in real world, received an invitation from the web site she often visits recently to join the...
  • World's oldest living married couple celebrates another milestone;(Dachau survivors married 74 yrs)

    07/21/2005 10:04:53 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 759+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | JULY 21, 2005 | Dianna Marder
    At 105, Herbert Brown is impeccably dressed in a crisp blue shirt that brings out the color of his eyes but belies the strain of time on his frail frame. Given his time spent in a Nazi concentration camp and his run-in with the notorious Adolf Eichmann, it's a wonder Brown has survived. But here he is, in the one-bedroom apartment he shares with his wife of 74 years, the former Magda Fritz, who is 100. Together, on July 15, their ages totaled 205 years and 293 days, making them — according to the Guinness Book of World Records —...
  • Comparing the Lifestyles of Homosexual Couples to Married Couples

    07/08/2005 10:15:30 AM PDT · by Exton1 · 73 replies · 3,476+ views
    Family Research Council via Virtuosity Online ^ | April 2004 | Timothy J. Dailey, Ph.D.,
    Comparing the Lifestyles of Homosexual Couples to Married Couples Family Research Council via Virtuosity Online ^ | April, 2004 | Timothy J. Dailey, Ph.D., http://www.virtuosityonline.org/portal/modules/news/article.php?storyid=650 Summary: Many times, homosexual relationships are touted as being no different than ordinary married couples. But research shows that in several key respects, the homosexual lifestyle differs radically from other types of relationships. by: Timothy J. Dailey, Ph. D. "Married and Gay Couples Not All that Different," proclaimed the headline of a news article portraying homosexual households as remarkably similar to married couples. "We're the couple next door," claimed one partnered homosexual. "We have...
  • Man married for 80 years dies at 105

    06/15/2005 10:55:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 1,599+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/15/05 | AP - London
    LONDON (AP) - A British man who with his wife set the record two weeks ago for the world's longest marriage at 80 years died Wednesday at the age of 105, his bishop said. Percy Arrowsmith and his 100-year-old wife, Florence, celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary and a place in the Guinness Book of World Records on June 1. Arrowsmith died at his home in Hereford, northwest of London, with his wife by his side. "Percy and Flo were very happy when I saw them on their anniversary," said the Rev. Anthony Priddis, the bishop of Hereford. "They were still...
  • World's Longest-Married Couple Clock Up 80 Years

    05/31/2005 7:08:28 PM PDT · by blam · 66 replies · 8,125+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-1-2005 | Nick Britten
    World's longest-married couple clock up 80 years By Nick Britten (Filed: 01/06/2005) When Percy and Florence Arrowsmith walked down the aisle as husband and wife, the Queen had yet to be born and an obscure former German soldier called Hitler had set out his thoughts in Mein Kampf. Percy and Florence Arrowsmith at home in Hereford yesterday Today, as they celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary, they will write their own little piece of history by becoming the world's longest-married couple. The obvious question - how on earth they do it - is one Mr Arrowsmith, 105, and his 100-year-old wife...
  • Seminole GOP Chairman, Five Times Married, Sues Over Letter

    05/12/2005 2:05:37 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 6 replies · 398+ views
    florida times ^ | 5-12-05 | AP
    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Seminole County Republican Party Chairman Jim Stelling believes five marriages is OK, but a sixth would be indecent. A judge will decide whether Stelling was defamed by a former county GOP executive committee member who sent a letter to party executives statewide that falsely accused him of having been married six times - once more than he actually has.
  • A KILLING COMMANDED BY ISLAMIC "LAW"

    05/12/2005 4:16:57 AM PDT · by An American Patriot · 37 replies · 1,179+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 6, 2005 | Robert Spencer
    Within an hour, the entire village would learn that the 25-year-old married woman had been discovered in a darkened nearby hut with her lover. Within two days, Amina was dead -- killed by her fellow villagers April 20 after the men of the community ruled that she had violated Islamic law by having an affair with a neighbor....It was a beautiful spot, shaded by an enormous tree and offering a charming view of the village clinging to the mountainside. It was also an ideal place for a stoning.
  • Actress breaks foot during Chicago performance of `Sweet Charity' (Christina Applegate)

    03/13/2005 6:23:50 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 9 replies · 690+ views
    AP via CBS 2 Chicago ^ | Mach 13, 2005 | MICHAEL KUCHWARA
    NEW YORK (AP) Christina Applegate, star of the Broadway-bound revival of ``Sweet Charity,'' broke her foot during a performance in Chicago and will be out of the musical through its Boston tryout engagement. Applegate was injured during the opening moments of Friday's performance at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in downtown Chicago. She continued to play for about 20 minutes before the show was stopped. After a short delay, Applegate's understudy, Dylis Croman, took over the role, and the performance resumed. She is expected to return to the musical by the time it starts preview performances April 4 in New York,...
  • PM steps into Indian same-sex marriage debate

    01/18/2005 6:56:59 AM PST · by Ashamed Canadian · 5 replies · 471+ views
    CTV News ^ | 2005018 | News Staff
    Prime Minister Paul Martin was forced to deal with the same-sex marriage issue in India Tuesday. Two days before Martin arrived in New Delhi, the Sikh religion's highest spiritual leader directed his followers around the world to reject the legalization of gay marriage. CTV's Joy Malbon explains that Joginder Singh Vedanti, who is equivalent to the Pope, urged Canada's six Sikh MPs (four Liberals and two Conservatives) to "rise above petty politics and take a stand against same-sex marriage." After meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Martin was asked by reporters about the controversy. "This is a question of...
  • Arizona pastor arrested, accused of molesting boys in 3 states

    12/30/2004 6:06:57 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 1,176+ views
    Tallahassee News ^ | December 29, 2004
    WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - An Arizona church pastor accused of molesting a Florida boy eight years ago has been arrested, authorities said. Robert A. Enersen, 54, pastor of the First Assembly of God church in Douglas, Ariz., faces three counts of lewd assault on a child and is being held in an Arizona jail without bail after his Monday arrest, a Polk County (Fla.) sheriff's report said.The charges also include accusations from boys in Michigan and North Carolina.A representative with the Assemblies of God national headquarters said Tuesday the organization was not aware of Enersen's arrest. He does not have...
  • Marriage divides up red friends, blue friends

    10/29/2004 8:39:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies · 1,286+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 29, 2004 | DEBRA PICKETT
    Is the gender gap gone? Well, no. While I've never bought into that whole Mars/Venus thing, it's pretty clear that there are still some striking differences between most men and most women. Like our salaries. And our representation in corporate boardrooms. But there is one area where the difference between men and women is rapidly disappearing. It's in how we vote. In the last several presidential elections, it's been reliably true that women have favored Democrats and men have tended to support Republicans. (This gender gap was the reason, by the way, that Bush-the-elder selected Dan Quayle as a running...
  • Courting the ladies

    10/14/2004 12:51:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies · 499+ views
    Chicago Sun-Timse ^ | October 13, 2004 | Lynn Sweet
    First Lady Laura Bush travels around the country talking to female small business owners. Elizabeth Cheney, the daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, calls herself a "security mom'' as she stumps for her dad. President Bush talks about a shortage of ob-gyns. John Edwards, the Democrat's vice presidential candidate, campaigns with "Military Moms on a Mission'' and on Monday talked about the methamphetamine epidemic affecting teens. The independent group SistersSpeakOut.com is running ads hitting Bush on the Iraq war. Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry talks about stem-cell research. The candidates and their surrogates are making the stops on shows from...
  • Married With Children, More In Favor Of Bush: comScore Reveals Potential Targeting Data

    10/13/2004 9:40:34 PM PDT · by familyop · 18 replies · 454+ views
    MediaPost ^ | 11OCT04 | Joe Mandese, Editor
    If undecided voters are to determine the outcome of the 2004 presidential election, then the marital disposition of women could be a major factor, according to a report on the voting plans of American women released Friday by comScore Networks. The study found that so-called "security moms"--mothers who are concerned about terrorism and the security of the United States--are most likely to vote for President George W. Bush, while women who have never been married are most likely to vote for challenger Senator John Kerry. "The expected impact of younger women and particularly that of the 'security mom' segment on...
  • Thinking moms matter

    10/11/2004 3:58:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies · 690+ views
    Alameda Times-Star, CA ^ | October 11, 2004 | Cokie Roberts and Steve Roberts
    'MORE taxes because I'm married ... what were they thinking?" That's the voice of a woman dubbed "Thinking Mom" in a new Bush campaign ad, and it's a voice that John Kerry needs to heed if he has any chance of being elected president. After the first presidential debate, Kerry improved markedly with a core Democratic constituency: single women, whose numbers are disproportionately elderly and black. But married women, genuine swing voters, still don't seem to like John Kerry. Unless those women warm up to him, it's hard to see how the Democrat can win. Even as Kerry's debate performance...
  • Wisconsin Governor Defends His Benefits Offer to State Employees

    11/12/2003 9:38:15 AM PST · by Chummy · 15 replies · 251+ views
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | November 12, 2003 | Steven Walters and Amy Rinard
    Doyle defends benefits offer State-paid insurance for domestic partners touted By STEVEN WALTERS and AMY RINARD Madison - Gov. Jim Doyle defended his offer to negotiate state-paid health insurance for domestic partners Tuesday, calling it worthy of consideration and insisting there would be no extra cost to taxpayers if it is part of new union contracts. But Republicans who control the Legislature immediately asked Doyle to drop the idea, which would apply to unmarried couples of the same and opposite sex. "I would encourage the governor to make sure this does not come to the Legislature," said Senate Majority Leader...
  • Piecing My Life Back Together (Amy Fisher gets married)

    09/25/2003 10:19:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies · 3,539+ views
    Long Island Press ^ | 9/2003 | amy fisher
    Since our publication of her story, Amy quit her job and was hired as a columnist at the Long Island Press, where she has been employed for over a year. She created a successful online retail crafts business, which she is able to run from her home, so she can stay home and care for her son, now 3 years old. She has turned down hundreds of media offers for interviews and continues to keep a low profile. After her parole was complete this past January, she announced that she would be working on a cause she is too familiar...
  • Christian who married ex-Muslim detained

    09/24/2003 11:07:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 2,788+ views
    WND ^ | September 24, 2003 | staff
    An Egyptian Christian who married a Muslim convert to Christianity was pulled off an international flight this afternoon in Cairo, Egypt, and is being held by Egyptian secret police. Bolis Rezek-Allah had an immigrant visa to Canada, according to the U.S.- based monitor Voice of the Martyrs, or VOM. His wife, Enas Badawi, also is sought by police but has not been apprehended, VOM said. Egypt bars Christian men from marrying Muslim women. The government, refusing to recognize Badawi's conversion, still recognizes her as a Muslim. "It is interesting that the Egyptian government has no problem with Muslim men marrying...
  • Dismantling the Da Vinci Code

    09/02/2003 12:39:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 5,177+ views
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 9-02-03 | Sandra Meissel
    Dismantling The Da Vinci Code By Sandra Miesel“The Grail,” Langdon said, “is symbolic of the lost goddess. When Christianity came along, the old pagan religions did not die easily. Legends of chivalric quests for the Holy Grail were in fact stories of forbidden quests to find the lost sacred feminine. Knights who claimed to be “searching for the chalice” were speaking in code as a way to protect themselves from a Church that had subjugated women, banished the Goddess, burned non-believers, and forbidden the pagan reverence for the sacred feminine.” (The Da Vinci Code, pages 238-239)The Holy Grail is a...