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  • Traditional family roles rule again in Germany

    11/27/2013 12:33:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Nov 2013 15:03 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Stay-at-home mums cooking lunch for the children while dads earn the money—Germans’ opinions on gender roles are more conservative today than they were in the 1990s, a survey revealed on Monday. Today just under half of women (48 percent) could imagine their husband taking a step back in his career to enable them to further their own, the Tagesspiegel reported. Back in 1993, the number was 54 percent who thought such a thing likely. Men have also hardened their views, with today 40 percent said they could see themselves putting a dent in their career to help their partners, while...
  • Army Guys

    10/04/2011 9:47:11 PM PDT · by pickrell · 10 replies
    04 October 2011 | Ron Pickrell
    The sun had long since finished breakfast and turned serious. Then the best of the cartoons were over. It was time to find stuff to do. Buzzie would invariably recommend, "Let's do army guys." "Yeah, army guys." "I'm the sergeant-", "No, I'm the sergeant, you were last ti-","No, I'm the s-","No","Huh-uh" And so, eventually, by committee approval, we finally sorted out our respective roles as Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, and two unnamed krauts. We knew that krauts were the scoff name for germans, and since all of us were of between half and full german heritage, we further defined krauts...
  • Rise of the power wives

    11/09/2010 2:59:21 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 9, 2010 | SARA STEWART
    Sara Moulton has always been the main breadwinner in her family — in more ways than one. Moulton is an award-winning chef who’s hosted multiple Food Network shows, served as executive chef at Gourmet magazine for decades, written several best-selling cookbooks and is a food editor on “Good Morning America.” As for being the primary earner, well, it’s a role she’s come to embrace.
  • EU and US: President roles compared (to roles in EU)

    11/19/2009 7:10:17 PM PST · by greatdefender · 1 replies · 332+ views
    BBC ^ | 19 November 2009
    How does EU President compared to US President? See for yourself
  • A First Lady Who Demands Substance

    06/25/2009 11:46:25 AM PDT · by Neverforget01 · 68 replies · 1,861+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2009 | Lois Romano
    For weeks, Michelle Obama had been telling her staff and closest confidantes that she wasn't having the impact she wanted. She is a woman of substance, with a background in law, public policy and management, who found herself relegated to role model in chief. The West Wing of the White House -- the fulcrum of power and policy -- had not fully integrated her into its agenda. She wanted more. snipHer new chief of staff, Susan Sher, 61, is a close friend and former boss who the first lady thinks will be more forceful about getting her and her team...
  • Obama will tell Marines their new roles

    02/27/2009 9:10:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1,263+ views
    newsobserver.com ^ | 2/27/09 | Martha Quillin - Staff Writer
    JACKSONVILLE -- Shortly after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, then-President George W. Bush told Marines at Camp Lejeune, "What we have begun, we will finish." Many rounds of combat deployments later, Marines will gather at the base today to hear how his successor plans to fulfill that promise. In a midday speech, President Barack Obama is expected to describe a plan to withdraw combat troops from Iraq within 18 months. That would be welcome news in Jacksonville, where some spouses have watched their warriors leave for as many as five tours in Iraq. Marine Sgt. Steve Whiteman, right, shares...
  • Young Man's Work

    08/30/2007 6:22:37 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 8 replies · 573+ views
    NRO ^ | August 30, 2007 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    ...beyond my ability to shoot and think, I would be a burden on any infantry force in a desperate situation in which everyone needs to pull his own load and assist others with theirs. I think this is true for most war correspondents, though many would never admit it. Infantry campaigning is difficult, and it has been ever since man first picked up a few stones, shouldered a club, and moved against a neighboring tribe. And despite modern weapon-systems and many of the new modes of delivery — helicopter, various ground conveyances — that difficulty has not changed. Of course,...
  • A question of manliness

    07/14/2006 8:28:57 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 30 replies · 550+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/12/06 | MARTIN NEWLAND
    A question of manlinesshttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=395271 http://tinyurl.com/zmrh5 By MARTIN NEWLAND, Daily Mail 07/12/06 - News section There is, apparently, a resurgence of manliness in America. Superman has returned to the big screen and unshaven, testosterone-charged film stars such as Colin Farrell no longer look socially marginalised. The A To Z Of Manliness, a compendium of tips on such matters as how to punch properly, is number two on the New York Times bestseller list, while a rash of academic books on the importance of real men have added fuel to the fire. The Boston Globe recently summed up the phenomenon: "We're in...
  • Community of Nations Discusses Military Homeland Defense Role

    05/26/2006 6:37:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 108 replies · 1,108+ views
    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, May 26, 2006 – Twenty-nine nations of the trans-Atlantic community took a first step toward hammering out an understanding of when and how to use military forces to secure the homeland during a conference held here May 22-24. More than 100 national representatives, speakers, observers and organizers met near the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies for the Euro-Atlantic Perspectives on the Role of Military Forces in Homeland Security conference. The event was organized by the Marshall Center in cooperation with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and the Strategic Studies...
  • DoD Officials Planning, Defining Roles for Disaster Response

    05/24/2006 5:30:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 183+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 24, 2006 – With hurricane season nearing, the Defense Department has tremendous assets to offer a civilian-led response to a major disaster, a top DoD official involved in the process told reporters here yesterday. "Those assets are ready for deployment, and ... we are better prepared than at any point in our nation's history to move that assistance as rapidly as is humanly possible," Paul McHale, assistant defense secretary for homeland defense, said. DoD defense coordinating officers will be assigned full-time to each of the 10 Federal Emergency Management Agency's regional offices to ensure coordinated planning and operational...
  • Guard Border Mission Won't Detract From Other Roles, Officials Say

    05/24/2006 5:27:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 199+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 24, 2006 – The National Guard's support for the border security mission won't detract from its warfighting and disaster support roles, but will actually sharpen its ability to carry them out, senior defense officials told Congress today. "National Guard combat readiness will not -- will not -- be degraded," Army Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told the House Armed Services Committee today, putting added emphasis on his second "will not." President Bush proposed using up to 6,000 National Guard members on a rotational basis for up to a year to support the...
  • Working Military Dog Section on fort prepare for variety of roles (WOOF!-WOOF!)

    04/16/2006 7:46:52 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 950+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — It’s early in the morning, the sun has yet to start its rise in the east and the only lights breaking the darkness on this Southern Arizona Army post are the soft orange illuminations from street lamps. But already there are stirrings as GIs begin to awake, stretching their muscles, yawning and occasionally growling their discontent knowing ahead of them will be chow, physical exercises, training and duty before the work period ends. It’s a routine part of a soldier’s day. And in today’s Army, a sense of security is also part of soldiers’ lives, developed through...
  • Marines take roles in 'The Nutcracker'

    12/21/2005 5:12:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 579+ views
    NCTimes.com ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | TOM PFINGSTEN
    FALLBROOK ---- "The Nutcracker" is a gently orchestrated, soft-stepping ballet, and this weekend, a few good men will trade their guns and combat boots for roles in the fanciful tale ---- despite some initial teasing from their comrades.
  • Exploiting the Koran to Terrorize

    12/14/2004 8:13:38 AM PST · by forty_years · 12 replies · 1,070+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | December 14, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Counterterrorism efforts got a major boost last week when an American district court found three Muslim organizations and one individual, mostly based in the Chicago area, guilty of funding Hamas and fined them an astonishing US$156 million.The four were found liable for their roles in the murder of an American teenager, David Boim, on May 13, 1996, when he was shot by Hamas operatives as he waited for a bus near Jerusalem. This case is important in itself, providing some measure of justice and relief for the Boim family. Beyond that, it helps fight terrorism in four ways.First, it validates...
  • LETTER - BISHOPS, CATHOLIC CHURCH: COLLABORATION OF MEN AND WOMEN IN CHURCH AND IN WORLD

    07/31/2004 11:28:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies · 629+ views
    Zenit.org ^ | 07-31-04 | Pope John Paul II
    Code: ZE04073101 Date: 2004-07-31 Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the collaboration of men and women in the Church and in the World Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith LETTER TO THE BISHOPS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCHON THE COLLABORATION OF MEN AND WOMENIN THE CHURCH AND IN THE WORLD  INTRODUCTION1. The Church, expert in humanity, has a perennial interest in whatever concerns men and women. In recent times, much reflection has been given to the question of the dignity of women and to women's rights and duties in the different areas of civil society and...
  • Film Legend Omar Sharif Boycotts Stupid Film Roles

    09/11/2003 12:31:00 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 12 replies · 377+ views
    Reuters to My Yahoo! ^ | Thu Sep 11, 2003 | Amran Abocar
    Attention Hollywood: A 71-year-old, Oscar-nominated actor with vast experience and an exotic accent seeks good roles. No 'Ali Baba-type stuff.' Film legend Omar Sharif (news), star of such classics as 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Dr. Zhivago,' is fed up with useless films but he says acceptable scripts are just too few and far between. Sharif is seen at the Venice Film Festival August 29. (Tony Gentile/Reuters) TORONTO (Reuters) - Attention Hollywood: A 71-year-old, Oscar-nominated actor with vast experience and an exotic accent seeks good roles. No "Ali Baba-type stuff." Film legend Omar Sharif (news), star of such classics as "Lawrence...
  • "What do Daddies DO?"

    06/08/2003 12:57:03 AM PDT · by Z in Oregon · 3 replies · 424+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | June 7, 2003 | Isaiah Flair
    What Do Daddies DO? June 7, 2003 by Isaiah Flair Now playing: "Daddy Day Care"!I'm always amazed by the "Three Men and a Baby" motif of popular entertainment, which declares that men who can build a computer from scratch are somehow supposed to be befuddled by the changing of a diaper or warming of a bottle. It's silly, and to such an extreme extent that one wonders what the motivation for such ridiculous portrayals are.Physical tasks involved in childraising are fairly simplistic. Presuming one signs on to bottle-feeding as acceptable, as I and millions of others do, the day-to-day...
  • Americans Marry Russian Women. What For?

    04/30/2003 3:51:12 AM PDT · by WaterDragon · 285 replies · 8,262+ views
    Pravda ^ | April 29, 2003 | Olga Blagodarova
    American men use Russian women for self-affirmation. The latter seem to be liking this fact Marriages between Russian women and American men are very successful and harmonious, Olga Makhovskaya, the senior research assistant at the Psychology Institute in Russia's Academy of Sciences says. When an American man switches from the model of American family where husband and wife are partners equal in rights to the model of an Orthodox family, he thus raises his own significance. In Orthodox families men are given more authority and are more respected. It is certainly an advantage for a man and raises his social...