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  • My year of terror and abuse teaching at a NYC high school (Liberal Mugged by Reality)

    01/18/2016 11:41:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2016 | Maureen Callahan
    In 2008, Ed Boland, a well-off New Yorker who had spent 20 years as an executive at a nonprofit, had a midlife epiphany: He should leave his white-glove world, the galas at the Waldorf and drinks at the Yale Club, and go work with the city’s neediest children. “The Battle for Room 314: My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City High School” (Grand Central Publishing) is Boland’s memoir of his brief, harrowing tenure as a public school teacher, and it’s riveting. There’s nothing dry or academic here. It’s tragedy and farce, an economic and societal indictment...
  • Here's the Real Reason Why So Many Women are Single

    09/21/2015 6:14:44 AM PDT · by BJ1 · 198 replies
    Mic ^ | 09/16/2015 | Kate Hakala
    "I know lots of single men," Cara, 26, a resident of Brooklyn, New York, told Mic. "It's just... most are of little or no interest to me as anything other than a hookup." Tired of old ways: The somewhat revolutionary notion that women are actually deciding not to marry is something that wouldn't be possible if the value of marriage itself hadn't changed drastically over the years. "When women's life choices were highly constrained, they had little negotiating power," Pepper Schwartz, a sociology professor at the University of Washington, wrote for CNN. "They had to marry or were seen as...
  • Is Seattle doing away with single-family homes?

    07/09/2015 10:33:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    My Northwest ^ | 07/07/15 | Kipp Robertson
    The city needs to move away from the idea that all families can live in their own home on a piece of land, according to a draft letter from a Seattle advisory committee. If adopted, ideas being considered by a Seattle housing committee would be devastating to the city's appeal, KIRO Radio's Dori Monson said. Get rid of single-family zoning in Seattle. That's the big message in a draft report being worked on by Mayor Ed Murray's housing committee, obtained by The Seattle Times. According to a draft letter, the city needs to move away from the idea that all...
  • Is it possible to be a HAPPY spinster?

    06/04/2015 2:29:33 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/04/2015 | Claudia Connell, Melissa Kite and Kate Mulvey
    Kate Mulvey, 51, says she wakes in the night terrified no man will want her. Claudia Connell, 48, is glad she didn't end up with the wrong man. Melissa Kite, 43, is convinced being unmarried by choice is a growing trend. Can a spinster ever be truly happy or fulfilled without a man or children in her life? This is being furiously debated after the publication of Kate Bolicks controversial new book, which argues that modern singletons are actually content with their lot. But is the author of Spinster: Making A Life Of Ones Own deluded or on to...
  • Is There a Vocation to the Single Life? I Think Not and Heres Why

    05/27/2015 5:42:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-26-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Is There a Vocation to the Single Life? I Think Not and Here’s Why By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere are some today who think that the Church should give greater recognition to the “call” to the single life. And therefore when we pray for  vocations to the priesthood, religious life, and marriage in the Prayer of the Faithful (or at other times) some will say, “Why don’t you ever pray for those called to the single life or mention the vocation to the single life?” Here in the blog, too, when I write about vocations there are usually some who comment...
  • Why single payer died in Vermont (too many freeloaders)

    12/21/2014 5:32:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/20/14 | Sarah Wheaton
    **SNIP** It is not the right time for Vermont to pass a single-payer system, Shumlin acknowledged in a public statement ending his signature initiative. He concluded the 11.5 percent payroll assessments on businesses and sliding premiums up to 9.5 percent of individuals income might hurt our economy. Vermonts outcome is a small speed bump, said New York Assembly member Richard Gottfried, whos been pushing single-payer bills for more than 20 years. But opponents says its the end of the road. If cobalt blue Vermont couldnt find a way to make single-payer happen, then its very unlikely that any other state...
  • Vermont bails on single-payer health care

    12/18/2014 6:16:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | December 17, 2014 | Sarah Wheaton
    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday dropped his plan to enact a single-payer health care system in his state a plan that had won praise from liberals but never really got much past the framework stage. This is not the right time for enacting single payer, Shumlin said in a statement, citing the big tax increases that would be required to pay for it.
  • Why Is the Abortion Rate Falling?

    12/02/2014 6:55:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 1, 2014 | David Frum
    Abortion is becoming ever rarer in the United States. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its latest survey of abortion in the United States. The CDC tallied 730,322 abortions in 2011, the smallest number in almost 40 years. CDCs numbers are probably an under-count. Other surveys suggest that the number for 2011 was slightly larger than 1 million. But if the precise number of abortions is uncertain, the trend is not. The incidence of abortion in the United States sharply rose in the 1970s and 1980s, reached a peak in 1990, and has tumbled by nearly...
  • Senate President Wants Health Reform Contingency If Single Payer Falters (Vermont)

    03/26/2014 2:18:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    VPR ^ | 3/25/14 | Peter Hirschfeld
    Since winning the governors seat in 2010, Peter Shumlin has pledged to make Vermont the first state in the country with a single-payer health care system. But a key legislative ally now says the proposal might not be as politically viable as Shumlin seems to believe. And Senate President John Campbell says its time to start putting together a contingency plan. Shumlin has backed off on his promise to deliver a publicly funded plan by January of 2017. But while the timeline may have moved back, Shumlin says hell still reach the goal. Campbell, however, isnt so sure. And he...
  • 8 reasons why New York women cant get a husband

    03/13/2014 10:30:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 12, 2014 | Jane Ridley
    Last year, Susan Patton, a Princeton grad and the mother of two sons at the elite college, outraged feminists when she wrote an open letter to the Daily Princetonian telling female students to find a husband on campus before they graduate. The red alert which argued that these Ivy League college girls would never again be surrounded by this concentration of men who would be worthy of you went viral with more than 100 million hits. ... even in the dog-eat-dog dating jungle that is New York, there is hope for single career women between the ages of...
  • Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama

    10/11/2013 6:24:02 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 11, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    PBS's Tavis Smiley made a comment Thursday that every African-American as well as liberal media member should sit up and take notice. Appearing on Fox News's Hannity, Smiley said, "The data is going to indicate sadly that when the Obama administration is over, black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Flashback: Sebelius called for a 'single payer system eventually'

    08/12/2013 8:24:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/13/13 | Alex Pappas
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid isnt the only high-profile Democrat who has suggested the United States will eventually transition to a single payer health care system. The Nevada lawmaker generated headlines Friday for predicting that President Obamas health care law is the first step to phasing out insurance-based health care. In 2007, while governor of Kansas, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stated flatly in a speech at Harvard: Im all for a single payer system eventually.
  • Single moms are making us broke

    05/05/2013 8:01:10 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-5-13 | joe soucheray
    It was reported the other day on an inside page of the Pioneer Press, and without nearly enough fanfare, that more than six out of 10 women who give birth in their early 20s are unmarried. That is census data, from census demographers, from the very government that then becomes responsible for many, if not most, of those unmarried women and children. If that isn't an astonishing statistic, it should be. Why, to any logical person's way of thinking, it explains everything in terms of government at all levels bloating out of control. Supposing that even angels might fear to...
  • Michelle Obama mistakenly calls herself a "busy single mother"

    04/04/2013 4:11:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies
    cbs ^ | 4/4/13 | Jake Miller
    First lady Michelle Obama mistakenly called herself a "busy single mother" in an interview on Thursday with Burlington, Vt. CBS affiliate WCAX, before quickly catching herself and identifying instead as "busy working mom." Discussing the struggle many parents face in balancing work and home life, the first lady reached for an empathetic tone, beginning, "Believe me, as a busy single mother...or, I shouldn't say 'single' - as a busy mother..." She seemed to catch her flub almost immediately. "You know, when you've got the husband who's president, it can feel a little single, but he's there," she clarified of her...
  • life extending cancer drugs rationed by postcode: dozens of hospitals refuse to hand

    01/11/2013 10:17:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 1/11/13 | Sophie Borland
    Hospitals are denying patients the latest life-extending cancer drugs, a report reveals. Dozens of trusts are failing to hand out treatments for bowel, ovarian, lung and brain cancer that have been approved by the NHS watchdog NICE. Some of these drugs have been shown to boost survival rates by a quarter while others have extended the lives of terminally-ill patients by over a year.
  • Many single women, a key bloc, are avoiding GOP

    12/15/2012 7:37:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 215 replies
    AP ^ | December 15, 2012 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    DENVER (AP) Sara Stevenson spends her working hours surrounded by Republicans, namely the married men who work alongside her in a Denver oil and gas firm company. But after hours and on weekends, she usually spends her time with other single women, and there's not a Republican in sight among the bunch. "There was just no way I could have supported any Republican this year," said Stevenson, 31. "They skew so much to the religious right. ... They focused so much on taxes. It's not something that women in my demographic really care about. I've never heard my friends...
  • Vermont could be first in line for single payer (Stopped by other states and Commiecare?)

    09/22/2012 3:05:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/17/12 | JOANNE KENEN
    Vermont could be first in line for single payerBy JOANNE KENEN | 9/17/12 4:28 AM EDT **SNIP** Shumlin cant get there by 2014. He may not get there by 2017, when states get more flexibility under the health law to design their own health care systems. He may not get there at all. But he believes that even small states must aim big. **SNIP** The rest of the United States has no interest in single payer, of course, not now nor in the near future. Not only did the 2010 health law reject single payer or a public option, its...
  • Single Muslim Success Story: Bilal Abubaka & Zaheda Novsarka (Halal Site Shares Dat

    07/24/2012 9:49:15 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | Sep 23, 2010 | singlemuslimltd
    As-Salamu Alaykum., the world's leading Muslim marriage website is marking it's tenth anniversary. Since it's launch the company has brought about a staggering 10,000 marriages.'s ten years at the top is the result of hard work, determination, and a professional approach to business. The company now has a reputation for its reliability, discretion and sound Islamic principles, which has earned the trust of the Muslim community.
  • Where do single conservatives meet nowadays?

    05/12/2012 6:05:12 PM PDT · by fabian · 116 replies
    me | 05/12/12 | fabian
    Where do attractive and single middle aged, conservative people meet? I am so busy in my life with a new sales career and such, that I barley have time for events and gatherings. Any attractive late 30's 40's conservative gals in so. Ca. that would like to befriend an honest and nice guy of 50 that looks 40? Hah! I am aging youthfully, actually. Thank God.
  • Here Come the Brides! Single women bussed into Spanish town to combat wife shortage

    04/23/2012 4:32:05 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    DailyMail ^ | April 22, 2012 | Daniel Miller
    Inspired by a classic Hollywood western, dozens of single women have been bussed into a small Spanish town in a desperate attempt to stem a severe bride shortage which is threatening to decimate the local population. In scenes reminiscent of the 1951 film 'Westward the Women, starring Robert Taylor and Denise Darcel, bachelors in the town of Candeleda are being introduced to women from Madrid. The small town of 6,000 on the banks of the picturesque Lobera River, hosted a weekend fiesta to welcome 68 women for a meet-and-greet with the village's single men. Ancient cave paintings show Candeleda has...
  • 'Single strike would not halt Iran's nuclear program'

    08/28/2011 11:51:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/28/11 | Reuters
    Senior defense official says Iran's nuclear program not easily derailed like Iraq or Syria: "There is no one silver bullet you can hit and that's over"; claims Iranian regime's biggest fear is US. Israel would not be able to halt Iran's reported quest for atomic weapons with a single strike, a senior Israeli defense official said on Sunday. The defense official, who in line with Israeli army guidelines declined to be identified, mentioned Iran during a review of the security situation in the Middle East in a briefing to foreign reporters.
  • Single White Norway Psychopath Killer: Anders Behring Breivik, 32, Nationalist, Hates Islam

    07/22/2011 6:13:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/22/11 | Tyler Durden
    Perhaps it is time for the Telegraph to issue a retraction to its kneejerk publication in which it automatically cast blame on Islamists and other "eastern" terrorists-by-default. Because according to just released info, they could not have been more wrong, and it is the reaction to precisely this type of prejudice that will never facilitate bridging frayed relations between disparate cultures. Anyway, so much for prejudiced speculation and/or lies about some Islamist organization taking the blame for the events in Norway today. Here is the truth:" VG has received confirmation from several independent sources that it was Anders Behring Breivik,...
  • 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...
  • Vermont's Single Payer System: Coming to a State Near You? (funding source still a problem)

    06/01/2011 11:42:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Good ^ | 6/01/11 | Nona Willis Aronowitz
    Vermont's Single Payer System: Coming to a State Near You?Nona Willis Aronowitz - East Coast associate editor June 1, 2011 5:00 am PDT Liberals finally have the health care system theyve been hoping forin one state at least. Last week, Vermonts governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that puts the state on the path to providing single-payer health care. The plan will first create a statewide exchange where residents can pick from private or state insurance plans, but eventually there will just be one state-operated system called Green Mountain Care. Before you pack your bags, though, be advised: the...
  • 5 eligible guys who stay single

    05/21/2011 1:18:37 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 136 replies
    Yahoo! via ^ | Matt Schneiderman
    We all know this guy or are this guy: in his 30s, affable, attractive, and yet hes never been in a serious long-term relationship. And as his single status stretches into a third decade, one has to wonder: Whats the deal? Far from being undateable, this guy may simply not be ready to change his independent ways. Or, he may be all too willing to do so but somethings blocking him. If you feel you may fall into the latter category (or know someone who does), stop worrying about whats slowing you down and read on to learn...
  • 4-year-old Brooklyn girl weighing only 15 pounds found dead

    09/02/2010 5:03:24 PM PDT · by nmh · 18 replies · 1+ views
    <p>Cops are questioning the mother and grandmother of the severely malnourished little girl, Marchella Pierce, at the 81st Precinct station house in Bedford-Stuyvesant, law enforcement sources said.</p> <p>Sources also said that Child Development Support Corporation, which was brought in to work with the family, visited far less than the required 2-3 times per week.</p>
  • 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.
  • Stressed single mother Charlotte Church is showing the strain.

    06/21/2010 11:47:58 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:57 PM on 21st June 20 | By Chris Johnson
    Charlotte Church today showed signs of her strain at being a single mother bringing up two little ones. Charlotte, 24, struggled with a host of bags, toys and bottles as she took her two children out for the day. Meanwhile her estranged fianc, peramatanned Gavin Henson, has been out living it up, looking relaxed and care-free.
  • The Short Way To A Single-Payer System

    03/24/2010 8:43:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies · 442+ views
    National Review Online: The Corner ^ | March 24, 2010 | Veronique de Rugy
    I have been asked by readers what the worst-case scenario could be after the passage of the health-care bill. Obviously, we know that the changes in the bill will cost much more than predicted. The result will be more taxes, or more debt, or more money printed (which will turn into inflation), or very likely a mix of the three. Either way, this is a fiscal train wreck. As if that's not bad enough, much worse can happen. As we know, unintended consequences are real, and they always lead to a worse situation that any of us expected. Another way...
  • Kucinich: "This is a first step" [to Single Payer]

    03/18/2010 2:02:24 AM PDT · by Eterna1Soldier · 15 replies · 628+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/17/10 | CNN Wire Staff
    Rep. Dennis Kucinich said Wednesday that he will continue to work toward a single-payer program, despite his decision to reverse course and support President Obama's health care plan. "This was a detour," the Ohio Democrat told CNN's "Larry King Live." "I'll work with the president in getting this bill passed and the president has committed to working with me to seeing further health care reforms after this bill is out of the way."
  • Obama's New Math & The Rise of the Unwed Mother

    02/11/2010 6:18:09 AM PST · by wizkid · 8 replies · 410+ views
    JohnQuinciy ^ | 02/11/2010 | JohnQuincy
    "I want to create a new electoral math. I don't want to practice division, I want to practice addition.'' -Obama While new math may have been a dismal failure in public schools, Obamas electoral new math has succeeded stupendously for him. It led to his victory in Iowa over Hillary and eventually to the White House. He wanted additional voters and he got them. For example, when the time came to caucus in Iowa, over half the attendees were first timers who mainly supported Obama. As a strategy, it was laughable. Think George McGovern. It was a desperate ploy from...
  • Ukraine Black Lung Epidemic Kills 12 In A Single Day

    11/18/2009 4:25:32 PM PST · by FromLori · 24 replies · 1,790+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/18/09 | Vince Veneziani
    The mysterious Ukrainian mutant flu we reported on earlier is now in full swing as eastern Europe buckles down for its potential spread into neighboring countries. Over 1.4 million people are now infected. 12 people have died in the past 24 hours even. Ria: The death toll from the flu epidemic in Ukraine has reached 328, with 12 deaths registered over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Last week, Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) chief, Raisa Bohatyryova, said there were "constitutional prerequisites" for a state of emergency amid the flu epidemic, which has left...
  • First listen of SuBos single

    09/13/2009 6:02:36 PM PDT · by Saije · 12 replies · 590+ views
    London Sun ^ | 9/13/2009 | Staff
    SUSAN Boyle experiences Life Thru A Lens - just like Robbie Williams on his famous 1997 album cover. The Britain's Got Talent runner-up, 48, was mobbed by paparazzi as she flew into Los Angeles. She is in the States to belt out her version of The Rolling Stones' Wild Horses on American Idol, which you can see by clicking below. (in the article)
  • Mad as Hell Doctors to promote universal health care at forum

    08/21/2009 10:47:21 AM PDT · by redfog · 56 replies · 2,480+ views
    Peninsula Daily News ^ | 8/21/2009 | Rob Ollikainen
    SEQUIM -- Health care reform will take center stage in a public meeting Tuesday as a group of Oregon physicians calling themselves "Mad As Hell Doctors" will promote universal health care and discuss the current proposals for reform. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Sequim High School Auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave. "We have, for the first time, a group of physicians that is stepping forward in this moment of total confusion and fear that's been fomented on the health care issue," said Bill Kildall, coordinator of Reform Health Care Now, which is sponsoring the event. "These doctors...
  • Video: Single payer is the goal

    08/19/2009 8:51:45 AM PDT · by ocr1 · 1 replies · 179+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 19, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Verum Serum has another of its video series on ObamaCare and the Trojan horse of the public option. Think of this as Trojan Horse’s Greatest Hits — a couple of big hits, plus a couple of tracks you may not have seen before now. For instance, I don’t believe I’ve seen Barney quite as Frank as he is in two clips from the last few weeks on his goals for the public plan: EXCERPT Video at hotair
  • Single Payer and The Death of Baby Peter

    08/12/2009 11:20:15 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 11 replies · 775+ views ^ | August 12, 2009 | Skynews(via Youtube)
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  • Single and happy: it's the freemales

    04/12/2008 5:13:34 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 74 replies · 187+ views ^ | Sunday April 13, 2008 | Caroline Davies
    Women are increasingly rejecting a desperate, Bridget Jones-like search for a perfect partner, preferring instead to enjoy their single status and refusing to compromise by settling for 'Mr Mediocre'. Caroline Davies reports Sunday April 13, 2008 The Observer They are successful, spirited and single and their growing numbers are contributing to a major change in the make-up of the traditional British household. 'Freemales' - manless women who are happy to remain so for the present at least - are now a force to be reckoned with and are overturning the dated Bridget Jones image of the lonely woman staring despondently...
  • Single women could usher in big government

    02/08/2008 12:52:43 AM PST · by a_chronic_whiner · 387 replies · 449+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 8, 2007 | Jim Wooten
    Two trends bedevil America. One is taxes. The second, more important, is marriage. Those who pay no taxes have no check on their appetite for services. If somebody else is paying, nothings unaffordable. At the federal level, 41 percent of the U.S. population is totally outside the income tax system, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation. Since 2000, the number of filers with no tax liability, zero, has increased from 29 million to 42 million in 2005. Of 132.6 million returns filed in 2005, only 90.6 million paid taxes. The rest got back all theyd paid in and more....
  • Fairy Tales for Single Chicks.

    01/17/2008 4:23:50 AM PST · by rollingthunder2006 · 3 replies · 119+ views
    Men' ^ | 1/17/08 | Bernard Chapin
    Princess Bubble is a book written as a means to offer girls of all ages [an] updated version of the traditional fairy tale. No longer a Damsel in Distress, this princess travels the world, helps others, and finds happily ever after even before she finds her Prince! Thus, what we have in a thin tome is a fantasy wherein women are not as they actually are but as the authors, along with legions of feminists, would like them to be. It is child lit created for the purposes of indoctrination. It seeks to convince girls that they can have it...
  • **The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread*** December 29 - ?? New Years Blowout Thread

    12/29/2007 4:06:39 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 66 replies · 424+ views
    Welcome to the Last Singles Thread of 2007! As we approach the witching hour of December 31st at 11:59 PM (in fact any time the subject of New Years comes up!) the question of "New Years Resolutions" takes center-stage. Naturally, in the spirit of creativity and ingenuity, your host for the evening has thought of no better topic to address for this weekend's thread. There are several obvious popular resolutions made, and various different surveys show people are putting them in different orders. Invariably, "lose weight", "exercising", "quit smoking," "quit drinking" are in the top ten. Getting out of...
  • ***The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread*** Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 - Quintessential Christmas Movies

    11/30/2007 5:00:18 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 104 replies · 103+ views
    Welcome to the Singles Thread!We're now officially in the Christmas season, which, as the song says, is "when the world falls in love." So we'll do our best to have fun, maybe pass around the egg nog, mulled cider or a nice cappuccino (digitally, of course) and share memories or expectations of past, present and future seasons. Tonight, tell us, what is your favorite Christmas movie or show? Recently, I sat down with my family and we watched the rapid-fire chaotic "Shrek the Halls" half-hour special on TV (which boiled down to about 23 minutes after commercial breaks, many...
  • Advice to young men: Do not marry, do not have children

    11/13/2007 7:08:30 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 551 replies · 4,760+ views
    ENTERSTAGERIGHT ^ | 11/12/2007 | Stephen Baskerville
    Marriage is a foundation of civilized life. No advanced civilization has ever existed without the married, two-parent family. Those who argue that our civilization needs healthy marriages to survive are not exaggerating. And yet I cannot, in good conscience, urge young men to marry today. For many men (and some women), marriage has become nothing less than a one-way ticket to jail. Even the New York Times has reported on how easily "the divorce court leads to a jail cell," mostly for men. In fact, if I have one urgent piece of practical advice for young men today it is...
  • ***The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread*** Oct 19-21, 2007 - Chivalry, Gallantry and Manhood

    10/19/2007 4:22:09 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 92 replies · 196+ views
    Welcome to the Singles Thread! Good evening. This weekend's proposed topic of discussion is chivalry, or, using the title I didn't have room for, "the proper behavior of men, and how they should treat women."Random House (Unabridged) defines chivalry as "the sum of the ideal qualifications of a knight, including courtesy, generosity, valor, and dexterity in arms." The American Heritage Dictionary defines it as "The qualities idealized by knighthood, such as bravery, courtesy, honor, and gallantry toward women." The word comes from Old French chevalerie which meant "horsemanship," coming originally from the word caballus which we get words like...
  • Where Have All the Christian Men Gone? My Conversation with John Eldredge

    09/04/2007 8:12:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies · 708+ views ^ | September 3, 2007 | Virginia E. Fisher
    Virginia E. Fisher Other Articles by Virginia E. FisherPrinter Friendly Version Where Have All the Christian Men Gone? My Conversation with John Eldredge September 3, 2007 Many men balk at the idea of going to church. Some resist the tendency in Christian circles to "feminize" God. Others object to how Christian men tend to be so tame and passive more like women and very bored. And so, it is perhaps not surprising that John Eldredge's books, especially Wild at Heart, have been wildly successful. Seeking to discover the secret of a man's soul, Catholic and Protestant...
  • *** The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread *** July 20-22, 2007 - Single and Conservative

    07/20/2007 3:26:49 PM PDT · by WFTR · 282 replies · 1,670+ views
    July 20, 2007 | WFTR
    Welcome to the Singles' Thread As always, we welcome people to talk about whatever is on their mind. This weekend's suggested topic is being single and how singles identify with conservatism, but if anyone has other thoughts, please feel free to post them. If you have ideas that are better than the "official" topic, we may follow your lead completely. If you just want to sound off about something else, we'd love to hear what you have to say. We may discuss it in detail, or we may swing back to other topics. The suggested topic for this weekend is...
  • Single Parents Will Be Made To Seek Jobs (UK)

    07/18/2007 7:34:41 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 380+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-19-2007 | Graeme Wilson
    Single parents will be made to seek jobs By Graeme Wilson, Political Correspondent Last Updated: 2:59am BST 19/07/2007 Single parents will be forced to start looking for a job once their youngest child turns seven, with those who cannot find work being placed on United States-style workfare schemes. Peter Hain claimed Labour had made progress in getting lone parents back to work Peter Hain, the Work and Pensions Secretary, announced yesterday that the age at which lone parents will be expected to start seeking work will be cut from 16 to 12 next year. In 2010, it will be reduced...
  • Sex and the Single Palestinian

    07/12/2007 12:35:53 PM PDT · by Soothesayer · 11 replies · 1,075+ views
    While the Palestinian society is more open than many others in the Middle East, there is still much frustration these days and not only for economic reasons, says Bassem Ezbidi, a political scientist at the West Bank's Bir Zeit University. "The political stalemate with Israel and internal violence between Hamas and Fatah also contribute." Cell phone use has skyrocketed over the last five years, he says. His students often walk around with high-tech phones they can barely afford. "The unfortunate part is they use the phones not to communicate, but to surf porn and download useless ringtones. It's raised issues...
  • Women who take classes wonder where all the men are

    05/31/2007 7:45:10 PM PDT · by teldon30 · 275 replies · 5,582+ views
    New York Times via Winston-Salem Journal ^ | May 31, 2007 | Stephanie Rosenbloom
    <p>After more than two years of disheartening online dating, Charlotte Kullen resolved to spend less time pursuing men and more time pursuing her hobbies. She plunged into tennis, running, sailing, horseback riding, fitness boot camp and scuba diving classes, assuming that somewhere between the sit-ups and the strapping on of fins she might meet some eligible prospects.</p>
  • Single women a sleeping giant for Democratic Party (or why to break up the family)

    05/16/2007 6:33:03 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 24 replies · 1,071+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 16, 2007 | Thomas F. Schaller author of "Whistling Past Dixie."
    Some of the best public service ads to run during last year's election cycle were produced by a new group called Women's Voices, Women Vote. Let's work through a few facts and figures. Whether they are divorced, separated, widowed, not yet married, or legally prevented from marrying their same-sex partner, almost half of all American women over 18 are unmarried. Soon they will be a majority. But turnout among unmarried women - just 59 percent in the 2004 presidential cycle - was significantly lower than the 71 percent rate among married women. In the 16 states where Women's Voices ran...
  • Racial preferences in the dating world

    05/11/2007 9:18:14 PM PDT · by teldon30 · 308 replies · 11,480+ views ^ | May 11, 2007 | Steve Penner
    One of the more delicate areas I dealt with while running a dating service for more than two decades was the issue of race, and more specifically racial stereotyping by prospective members. Stereotyping in itself is a volatile issue, and at some point during intake interviews, I often repeated the phrase While there is some truth to all stereotypes, there are certainly many exceptions to every single one. However, when one is dealing with a sample of more than 20,000 single, divorced, and widowed men and women, I feel confident and comfortable making certain statements in a column titled The...