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  • Fox host Bill O'Reilly loses custody of children amid abuse allegations

    03/04/2016 6:46:56 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 85 replies
    RT ^ | March 01, 2016
    Fox host Bill O'Reilly loses custody of children amid abuse allegations Published time: 1 Mar, 2016 Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly lost custody of his teenage children over allegations of domestic abuse by his ex-wife. The New York Appellate Division unanimously ruled that O'Reilly's 13- and 17-year-old children should live full time with their mother, Maureen McPhilmy, who was married to the conservative commentator for 15 years. A 1,400 word opinion using anonymous names was issued by the court last week, but the media only figured out who it was this week. The ruling states it was the "clearly...
  • Where is thread on recent social security changes?

    11/13/2015 7:33:27 AM PST · by George from New England · 18 replies
    How do I find a thread talking about the news story I've been hearing about? I've looked for an hour and turn up nothing. Social Security changes affecting spouse loophole passed in this recent budget.
  • Prayer, & Thought Request

    10/31/2015 1:46:00 PM PDT · by rikkir · 108 replies
    Vanity | 10/31/15 | Me
    I would like to request your Prayers and thoughts for myself, and my family for the very unexpected passing of my wife. Many of you have seen me refer to her as Mrs. Rikkir, but her name was Patsy. She was 55, and mother to one daughter, and Mee Maw to three grandsons. She was a KY farm girl, who took a stupid NC city boy, and, 29 years ago, pulled him from a self destructive path, and instead gave him a path of love and responsibility. She was universally loved by almost all who met her. I have fielded...
  • I Wasn't Treating My Husband Fairly, And It Wasn't Fair

    01/08/2015 10:13:52 AM PST · by wastedyears · 199 replies
    SunnySkyz ^ | 12-28-2014 | SunnySkyz
    My "Aha Moment" happened because of a package of hamburger meat. I asked my husband to stop by the store to pick up a few things for dinner, and when he got home, he plopped the bag on the counter. I started pulling things out of the bag, and realized he'd gotten the 70/30 hamburger meat - which means it's 70% lean and 30% fat. Read more at
  • Jilted husband publishes book of 101 ingenious ways to use his ex-wife's marriage gown

    11/20/2014 8:48:34 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8:40 EST, 20 November 2014 | Annabel Grossman
    Jilted husband Kevin Cotter has turned the heartbreak of his divorce into a nice little profit by publishing a book full of ingenious ways to use his ex-wife's wedding dress. Kevin, 41, was crushed when his wife of 12 years walked out in 2009, taking all her possessions except the white silk gown. When he asked her to take the dress back, she refused and told Kevin to 'do what the f*** he liked with it'. So he did - and for the last four years he has come up with a series brilliant ideas and filled a book with...
  • Marriage California-style 'a sure recipe for cultural chaos'

    07/23/2014 10:47:10 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 9 replies
    One News Now ^ | 7/21/14 | Michael F. Haverluck
    California is going beyond being one of the 19 states currently allowing same-sex "marriage" by revolutionizing the sacred institution even further with Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) signing of Senate Bill 1306, which eradicates from state laws references to "husband and wife." Progressive media outlets are heralding this change as necessary and overdo. "California's same-sex couples may now be pronounced spouse and spouse after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill [last] Monday eliminating outdated 'husband and wife' references from state laws," Huffington Post reported. "Senate Bill 1306 was introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) to eliminate confusion and...
  • 8 reasons why New York women can’t 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...
  • The 'totally undetectable' app that lets you spy on friends, family or colleagues

    11/29/2013 4:39:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/28/13 | Chris Hall
    It's a secret agent's dream: one single piece of software that lets you into all of a 'target's communications, their movements and their personal notes. But this isn't some piece of top-secret NSA infrastructure. mSpy is a smartphone app that works on Android, Apple, Blackberry and Nokia phones - offering a staggering array of surveillance options. The app - which works on a subscription basis starting at £24.99 a month - is described as being able to 'run undetected on your child's or employee's cell phone and provide all of the necessary features for complete monitoring.'
  • Advice for the Young Rhodie

    03/20/2013 2:22:31 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    New Rhodesia Dispatch ^ | 3/15/13 | John deWitt
    Advice for the Young Rhodie by John deWitt One of the more plaintive and persuasive comments to date on NRD came from reader “Dan III”, responding to my post a while ago on asset allocation in Obama’s America. In so many words, Dan III suggested that a post more responsive to the average American’s circumstances would be more useful than the one I had written.More than 90% of the comments I’ve moderated on NRD have been very welcome and I think about all of them – thank you, readers. Since Dan III’s comment, I’ve been thinking about what advice I’d give...
  • The Temperment of Russian Men

    12/28/2010 9:06:56 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 17+ views
    Mind of Niuhuru | December 28 2010 | Niuhuru
    What exactly is the temperment of Russian men and what sort of spouses do they make?
  • Once Again, MTV Exploits America’s Youth

    02/02/2011 9:53:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 2, 2011 | Marybeth Hicks
    Admittedly, the Egyptian uprising, the nullification of Obamacare and the ongoing ramifications of "Snowpocolypse 2011" could render the controversy about an MTV original program insignificant by comparison. After all, MTV is only out to destroy an entire generation. No big deal. Every adult - not just parents - should take the time to learn about the MTV show "Skins," a new "teen drama" that the Parents Television Council (PTC) has deemed "the most dangerous show on TV." Be careful when you go hunting for information about "Skins" lest your spouse conclude you've developed an interest in child pornography. The publicity...
  • AP-Petside poll: Pet or paramour? Many say pet (Sizable number pick pet over spouse)

    01/26/2011 7:50:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/26/2011 | LEANNE ITALIE
    NEW YORK (AP) - Your sweetheart or your pet. Who would you choose to dump if one had to go? Most current pet owners said they would hold on to their spouse or significant other (84 percent), but a sizable 14 percent picked their pet, according to an poll. Put Sally Roland, 53, of Omaha, Neb., down in the dog-first column. "I'm divorced, so that might explain it," she joked. The unmarried, like Roland, are more apt to choose their pet over their mate—25 percent among unmarried pet owners versus 8 percent among the married. Count Fidel Martinez, 30,...
  • Soldier praises spouse's home support

    04/28/2010 8:28:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 245+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Jessica Rohr, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER - When Soldiers are deployed, their spouses can be faced with challenges they haven't handled before. Taking care of children and the household alone are a few examples of what spouses face during their service member’s deployment. Sgt. 1st Class Helen Foster, the non-commissioned officer in charge for human resources, Division Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Ga., recently reflected on her family back home in Apple Valley, Minn., as May 7, Spouse Appreciation Day, nears. Her husband of 20 years, David Foster, has taken on many new responsibilities. Helen makes a...
  • Deployed Spouse Shares in Husband’s Promotion

    03/22/2010 5:13:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 289+ views
    FARGO, N.D., March 22, 2010 – A visit by North Dakota’s adjutant general to the emergency operations center yesterday set up for flood response at the North Dakota Air National Guard base here came with a surprise for one Guardsman. Army Master Sgt. Traver Silbernagel, left, and North Dakota Adjutant General Army Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk listen to Air Force Capt. Jennifer Silbernagel, on screen, a deployed North Dakota Air National Guard officer. The captain, based in the United Arab Emirates, witnessed her husband's surprise promotion via Skype. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp  (Click photo...
  • France mulls 'psychological violence' ban

    01/04/2010 1:33:52 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 20 replies · 660+ views ^ | Jan. 4, 2010 | David Chazan
    If you insult your wife or husband repeatedly, you could soon find yourself in court if you live in France. The charge? Psychological violence. That's what the new offence will be called if a bill backed by the government is passed by parliament. Once considered a purely private domain, rows between married or cohabiting couples could now prompt intervention from the state. The French government wants to take the controversial step of introducing a new law banning "psychological violence" between married couples or partners living together. But there are questions about how such an offence could be proved.
  • Congress passes green-card bill for spouses of deceased U.S. citizens

    10/21/2009 4:24:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 701+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/21/09 | Anna Gorman
    Congress passes green-card bill for spouses of deceased U.S. citizensWidows and widowers would now be eligible regardless of when their partners died or how long they were married. The measure awaits President Obama's signature. By Anna Gorman October 21, 2009 Congress passed a bill Tuesday that would make widows and widowers of U.S. citizens eligible for green cards even if their spouses died before their applications were approved. The measure, part of the more than $40-billion Homeland Security appropriations bill, ends the "widow penalty," which required couples to be married for two years before the surviving spouse would be eligible...
  • Military Spouse Playwright Targets Domestic Abuse

    10/06/2009 5:17:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 901+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Victor J. Ayala, USA
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 6, 2009 – The woman she sees in her bleaker yesterdays is unrecognizable to her now -- almost a stranger. Domestic violence survivor, military spouse and playwright Carolyn Louise Herring Moore, right, goes over a scene with actress Jasmine Wilson at a play rehearsal in Fayetteville, N.C., Sept. 29, 2009. Moore wrote a play, "Women Shoptalk While Real Men Wait," about her experiences with domestic violence. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Victor J. Ayala  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Her fear is gone, and there is strength in its place. She is outgoing again and pursuing...
  • Predict the next Democrat who will confess to infidelity

    06/30/2009 9:52:23 AM PDT · by dcroanoke · 13 replies · 837+ views
    The Roanoke Times ^ | 06/30/09 | Dan Casey
    Predict the next national pol who will confess to cheating and win a prize
  • Lost wife - cute blonde (Vanity / Humor)

    09/21/2008 6:37:16 PM PDT · by 4th Horseman · 43 replies · 390+ views
    Well ... I have been a LONG time lurker here, but this is my first post. If this is the wrong place for this, please direct to the Lost and Found threads. Ever since McCain selected Sarah Palin as his VP running mate, I have lost my wife ... freeper Lady Heron. I have been told she is fighting a 7 X 24 addiction to Free Republic. I think she may be nearby as I constantly hear poll numbers, event attendance numbers, and shouts of "Oh no!," "Oh my!," "Yea!" and "Wow" around the house .... I even get text...
  • Magazine Honors Military Spouse of the Year

    05/06/2008 4:44:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 83+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 6, 2008 – Military Spouse magazine honored Michelle McIntyre-Brewer as the 2008 Military Spouse of the Year here today. The wife of an Army second lieutenant, McIntyre-Brewer somehow finds time to volunteer at the United Service Organizations, Soldier’s List, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and March of Dimes, all while raising two young children, including a daughter born with a heart defect. During the award ceremony today, McIntyre-Brewer, 29, said the award represents the idealized military spouse, one who supports the mission of an American military that aims to improve conditions in parts of the world less...
  • Clinton, Obama spouses blast opponents' tactics (Michelle vs Slick?)

    01/25/2008 6:02:20 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies · 106+ views
    Newsday ^ | 01/24/08 | GLENN THRUSH
    Clinton, Obama spouses blast opponents' tactics BY GLENN THRUSH 9:53 PM EST, January 24, 2008 ANDERSON, S.C. The Democratic race is turning into a doubles match -- and a nasty one at that. Michelle Obama, the slightly less famous Democratic spouse campaigning in the Palmetto State this week, defended her husband against Bill Clinton's criticism Thursday -- as the former president said he's only targeted Barack Obama out of love and loyalty for his wife. "We knew getting into this race that Barack would be competing with Senator Clinton and President Clinton at the same time," she wrote in...
  • 'Fight with spouse & live longer'

    01/24/2008 12:05:43 PM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 17 replies · 118+ views
    Reuters via The Times of India ^ | 24 Jan., 2008 | Reuters
    NEW YORK: Fighting with your spouse can actually be good for your health with people who bottle it all up found to die earlier, a new study shows. Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and its psychology department released preliminary findings after 17 years of following 192 couples. The couples fell into four categories: where both partners expressed anger when they felt unfairly attacked, where neither partner expressed their anger, and one category each for where the wife suppressed her feelings and where the husband did so. "I would say that if you don't express your...
  • A fight with your spouse could be good for health: study

    01/23/2008 9:53:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 95+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/23/08 | AFP
    CHICAGO (AFP) - A good fight with your spouse could be good for the health, a new study has found. Couples who suppressed their anger have a mortality rate twice as high as those in which at least one partner stands up for themselves, according to the study which tracked 192 US couples for 17 years. "When couples get together, one of their main jobs is reconciliation about conflict," said lead author Ernest Harburg, an emeritus professor with the University of Michigan. "The key matter is, when the conflict happens, how do you resolve it?" he said. "When you don't,...
  • House members vote to bar their spouses from campaign jobs

    07/23/2007 4:12:56 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 369+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 23, 2007
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON: Spouses do not belong on campaign payrolls, the House of Representatives says, voting to end a practice that has benefited some members of Congress for years. Monday's action follows controversies in which lawmakers added many thousands of dollars to their family incomes by hiring relatives for campaign tasks, even if their qualifications were not always apparent. The practice "has shown the potential to foster corruption," said Rep. Adam Schiff, chief Democratic sponsor of the measure that was approved by voice vote after little debate. ~ snip ~
  • The 'ordinary' life of a presidential candidate’s spouse

    06/08/2007 8:07:57 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 1 replies · 314+ views ^ | 06/08/07 | Carol Haynes
    Like hundreds of thousands of Arkansas women, she balances a career, a family, a home, an active social life, and the family checkbook. But there’s one added responsibility ? she’s the wife of a presidential candidate. Janet Huckabee has lived most of her adult life in what she refers to as a “glass bowl.” That glass bowl grew from the scrutinized life of a pastor’s wife to that of Arkansas’ first lady during Mike Huckabee’s more than 10 years as governor. And that glass bowl recently grew again, to a nationwide proportion, when her husband threw his hat in into...
  • Bush Proclaims May 11 Military Spouse Day

    05/11/2007 5:20:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 407+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2007 – President Bush issued a proclamation yesterday commemorating today as Military Spouse Day and laid plans to observe the day honoring servicemembers and their spouses personally at the White House. “America's military spouses inspire our nation with their sense of duty and deep devotion to our country,” Bush said in his proclamation. The president called families an “integral part of the success of our armed forces” and recognized their sacrifices, particularly during their loved ones’ deployments. “Spouses may endure long periods of separation and frequent relocations, and they often set aside their own personal and...
  • China: 'Corrupt Wife’ Behind Corrupt Official

    02/27/2007 7:23:36 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 449+ views
    CBS (S. Korea) ^ | 02/26/07 | Kim Ju-myong
    /begin my translation 'Corrupt Wife’ Behind Corrupt Official [2007-02-26] Recent corruption incidents in China showed that wives played a big 'role' in the corruption of officials. Some wives took bribes together with their husbands, and some pushed their hesitant husband to go for it. China's Legal Daily listed 8 types of 'corrupt wives' behind corrupt officials. The most common type is a 'bribe-taking partner,' who takes bribe together with their husbands. Ma Ping, the former party secretary of Dong-rang (?) County, Chongqing, took 2,230,000 yuan (approx: $ 280,000) as bribe, of which he took only 180, 000 yuan alone,...
  • 65 Percent of Americans Spend More Time with Their Computer than Their Spouse

    01/24/2007 9:16:14 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 47 replies · 1,010+ views
    newswire ^ | 22-jan-2007
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 65 percent of consumers are spending more time with a computer than with their significant other, according to new independent research commissioned by Conducted by independent research firm Kelton Research, the "Cyber Stress" study confirmed consumers' growing relationship with technology in their everyday lives. In fact, more than 8 out of 10 Americans (84%) say they are more dependent on their home computer now than they were just three years ago(1). Like any relationship, the test comes not when things are going well but when times are tough. And unfortunately in the...
  • 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"?
  • America Supports You: Web Hub Helps Spouse Groups Connect

    06/29/2006 7:40:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 236+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Ashleigh Covington
    WASHINGTON, June 29, 2006 – Frequent moves make it difficult for military spouses to maintain relationships with friends they make at each new assignment. Vicki Cariello, a Navy wife and family support group adviser in Gulfport, Miss., helps a girl sort through Easter eggs at a unit's Spouses Club Hub event. Spouse club Leaders like Cariello can create personalized Web sites for their groups, giving military spouses the ability to network with each other on the Internet. Courtesy photo   But thanks to Meredith Leyva and her Web site, military spouses can now stay in touch with one another...
  • 1st AD spouses test their mettle for Combat Spouse Badge

    06/07/2006 4:16:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 257+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Alexandra Williams
    FRIEDBERG, Germany (Army News Service, June 7, 2006) – A group of oddly dressed U.S. Soldiers patrols a village on the lookout for insurgents. Suddenly ambushers open fire from windows, an assumed casualty springs to life firing at the patrol and the Soldiers quickly head for cover. As members of the 1st Armored Division’s 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, coached the squadron of Army spouses through the combat course on Friedberg’s Ray Barracks, the competitors discussed their options and took action. It was all part of the 1st Brigade Combat Team’s Combat Spouse Badge Challenge June 3 – an event...
  • America Supports You: Spouse Career Expo Planned for Capital Region

    05/24/2006 4:51:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 168+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 24, 2006 – The United Service Organizations of Metropolitan Washington and Joint Employment Transition Services will present their first Military Spouse Career Expo at the Sosa Recreation Center at Fort Belvoir, Va., June 17, USO officials announced. USO of Metropolitan Washington is a member of "America Supports You," a Defense Department program to showcase the nation's corporate and grassroots support to servicemembers and their families. The expo is designed to empower military spouses through information, motivation and skill development leading to sound career choices. It will include presentations on federal jobs, self-employment and alternative careers, officials said. Debbie...
  • FReeper Canteen~Mother's Day For The Troops and their Families~May 14, 2006

    05/13/2006 9:17:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 48 replies · 1,101+ views
    Serving The Best Troops In The World | SandRat
    HISTORY OF MOTHER’S DAY In the U.S. Mothers' Day is a holiday celebrated on second Sunday in May. It is a day when children honor their mothers with cards, gifts, and flowers. First observance in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1907, it is based on suggestions by Julia Ward Howe in 1872 and Anna Jarvis in 1907. Although it wasn't celebrated in the U.S. until 1908, there were days honoring mothers even in the days of ancient Greece. In those days, however, it was Rhea, the Mother of the gods that was given honor. Later, in the 1600's, in England there...
  • National Military Appreciation Month, Military Spouse Appreciation Day

    05/12/2006 5:29:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 294+ views
    – This month we honor the extraordinary contributions of the men and women who serve our country in the Armed Forces. I am proud to serve alongside 2.4 million Americans in the Active, Guard and Reserve Force who have chosen to take the oath to defend our Constitution. Whether deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan, or supporting humanitarian operations at home or abroad, today's military personnel continue to serve this Nation with honor and distinction. In a month honoring the military, it is only fitting that on the 12th of May we specifically recognize military spouses - our silent heroes. They...
  • Book by Army spouse helps families enjoy moving

    04/25/2006 4:31:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 306+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Apr 24, 2006 | Fonda R. Bock
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 24, 2006) – It can leave a person overwhelmed with stress and anxiety, but military families must endure it over and over – moving. One Army spouse claims she’s developed techniques that relieve some of the stress and make moving enjoyable. “It’s time to take a different look at PCSing,” said Sandee Payne, a freelance organizer and decorator who has relocated seven times in 10 years to follow her husband’s military career. “From now on, think of it as your ‘positive change of surroundings.’” Payne has compiled her hard-earned knowledge into “That Military House: Move...
  • Brothers of the unpopped question

    04/25/2006 6:38:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 118 replies · 2,710+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | April 25, 2006 | LEONORA LAPETER with Matthew Waite and researcher Angie Drobnic Holan
    Twenty-five years ago, most men in the Tampa Bay area married by age 35. But since 1980, the number of never-married men 35 to 55 has jumped sevenfold. ST. PETERSBURG - On the eve of his 50th birthday, Robert Mendenhall was trying to decide whether to spend the big day with someone new or with his ex-girlfriend. She had held his interest the longest: eight months. Mendenhall, who works in regional sales for a roofing and window company, hangs out with half a dozen never-married men in their late 40s and early 50s. They are successful at their jobs, keep...
  • Working women more likely to divorce

    03/08/2006 9:46:42 PM PST · by tbird5 · 11 replies · 677+ views ^ | 11/07/2005 | Sarah Womack,
    Women working full-time are 29 per cent more likely to get divorced than those who stay at home and raise children. Research to be published this week in the European Sociological Review finds that the probability of divorce is in direct correlation to the number of hours a woman worked. Marilyn Stowe, a female divorce lawyer, suggested that working women had the economic freedom to consider life beyond marriage. She added that they had greater confidence in their ability to make new friends and find new partners. "You suggest going out to work to a woman who has been at...
  • New Command Master Chief Spouse Leadership Course Established

    03/07/2006 3:17:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 577+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Chief Journalist Michael Foutch, Master Chief Petty Officer
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- A cooperative effort between the Naval Education and Training Center and Naval Services FamilyLine has created a new leadership course designed to offer the spouses of command senior enlisted leaders the tools to navigate the opportunities and meet the special challenges of their position. The Command Master Chief Spouse Leadership Course will help prepare senior enlisted spouses for the unique leadership and relationship issues involved in representing the command, said Ombudsman-at-Large Doreen Scott, and will provide the ability to inspire and motivate others as an integral member of the Command Support Team. The first course is scheduled...
  • Army Teaches Troops How to Pick a Spouse

    WASHINGTON - They are the Pentagon's new "rules of engagement" _ the diamond ring kind. U.S. Army chaplains are trying to teach troops how to pick the right spouse, through a program called "How To Avoid Marrying a Jerk." The matchmaking advice comes as military family life is being stressed by two tough wars. Defense Department records show more than 56,000 in the Army _ active, National Guard and Reserve _ have divorced since the campaign in Afghanistan started in 2001. Officials partly blame long and repeated deployments which started after the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and stretched the...
  • 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...
  • Health Insurance Premium Question - new twist [vanity]

    11/09/2005 10:32:48 AM PST · by doc30 · 36 replies · 1,321+ views
    me | 11/9/05 | self
    I have a question for the many, knowledgeable freepers out there regarding employer health insurance. Open enrollment is upon us and this year, and the company I work for has sprung a new twist that shockeked myself and my coworkers.As in past years, we are expected to shoulder more of the burden of our health insurance premiums and this year is no different with an $80 to $120 increase in our protion of the monthly premiums. Nobody likes it, but it's a fact, but that's not what concerns me.We are offered employee+spouse and family plans, each with its own, higher,...
  • Cops Can't Be Sued for Restraining Orders

    06/27/2005 8:36:45 AM PDT · by strange1 · 39 replies · 1,257+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) ^ | Jun 27, 10:57 AM (ET) | GINA HOLLAND
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police cannot be sued for how they enforce restraining orders, ending a lawsuit by a Colorado woman who claimed police did not do enough to prevent her estranged husband from killing her three young daughters. . . Jessica Gonzales did not have a constitutional right to police enforcement of the court order against her husband, the court said in a 7-2 opinion. Hours later Simon Gonzales died in a gun fight with officers outside a police station. The bodies of the three girls, ages 10, 9 and 7, were in his truck.
  • So, brain surgery is easier than legislating? - (Fl. lawmakers want 12 year terms)

    04/18/2005 5:52:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 479+ views
    Consider a young man or woman who has just graduated from medical school and wishes to become a brain surgeon. Our young doctor will have to spend one year in a general surgical residency program, followed by six more years as a resident in neurosurgery. To recap: brain surgeon, seven years. And yet, the Florida Legislature this past week announced that its members cannot master the demands of their job within the measly eight years allowed by Florida's term limits. Nope. A Florida legislator really needs at least 12 years to learn the ropes in Tallahassee, the Legislature declared. And...
  • Pro-family activists condemn Eastern Michigan University domestic partner policy

    02/28/2005 3:55:47 PM PST · by AFA-Michigan · 22 replies · 519+ views
    Agape Press ^ | February 28, 2005 | Jim Brown
    Eastern Michigan University is offering half-price tuition benefits to students involved in homosexual relationships with university employees. However, pro-family activists are calling EMU's domestic partner benefits policy not only controversial but unconstitutional as well. Last year, Michigan voters added a marriage protection amendment to their state constitution. But despite the ban on homosexual marriage, Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti has decided to give special half-off tuition breaks to the homosexual domestic partners of university employees, provided the couple can legally prove they have been together for at least one year. Local pastor and pro-family activist Dr. Levon Yuille of the...
  • Man and Woman”, “Wife”, “Husband”, “Widow”, “Widower” Banished From all Ontario Law

    02/28/2005 7:41:38 AM PST · by DBeers · 118 replies · 5,312+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 25, 2005 | LifeSiteNews
    “Man and Woman”, “Wife”, “Husband”, “Widow”, “Widower” Banished From all Ontario Law Terms, when referring to spouses, are banned from all government programs, services, documentsToronto, February 25, 2005 ( – With the obscenely rapid, three-day introduction and passage of its same-sex “marriage” Bill 171, the Ontario government has advanced a revolutionary change in the way all laws and government programs and institutions refer to marriage and married persons. Everything referring to spouses must now be gender neutral. No longer can a married couple be referred to as “husband and wife” or “man and woman”. The terms “Widow” and “widower” are...
  • Ebay Listing Tells Familiar Tale of Male Discontent:Caution: Purient and Motorcycle Content

    10/13/2004 9:26:18 AM PDT · by woofie · 106 replies · 2,008+ views
    ebay ^ | 10/13/04
    This ebay listing is posted as written: This Helmet is like brand new. I bought it for my wife, but it's to small for her big fat head.You know, it was all a big lie right from the beginning. I asked her if she liked bikes, (i've been riding since i was 9 years old.) She's like "Yeah, I love Motorcycles, they're great!" Now, i'm thinking to myself, this chicks cool, she's hot, has big boobs, and loves motorcycles. I gotta snag this one up quick.Little did i know that as soon as i gave her the engagement ring, all...
  • John Kerry and Spouse Worth 5 Billion

    10/03/2004 9:01:57 PM PDT · by onyx eyes · 39 replies · 776+ views
    Am I the only one who cares about this? In my memory of my country, America, we have had a long-standing attitude that public officials shouldnt be so rich they can buy anything or anybody.
  • Wives liken deployment to being single moms

    01/05/2004 3:14:52 PM PST · by xzins · 80 replies · 1,114+ views
    Stars & Stripes, European Edition ^ | Monday, January 5, 2004 | Terry Boyd
    BAUMHOLDER, Germany — When Spc. Ricardo Espinosa broke the news to his wife on Nov. 21, 2001, that he was joining the Army — something he had always wanted to do — the upside was that their first duty station would be Germany. “In my mind, I saw us having wonderful excursions in Europe,” Stephanie Espinosa said, “happy family in Germany.” And they would be, if it were not for one complication. A war. With Ricardo Espinosa, of Company A, 40th Engineer Combat Battalion, 1st Armored Division, deployed 2,500 miles away in Iraq since April, life has not been the...
  • Soldier won't have to fret about immigrant wife

    12/18/2003 4:58:19 PM PST · by JustPiper · 13 replies · 147+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12-17-03 | CHERYL L. REED
    Army Reservist Jorge Monarrez won't have to worry that his Melrose Park wife will be deported to Mexico when he is deployed to the Iraqi conflict next month -- thanks to last-minute intervention by Sen. Richard Durbin's office. "When I read Jorge's story in the newspaper, I told my staff: 'Drop whatever you're doing and focus on this case,'" Durbin said at a press conference Tuesday, referring to a Sun-Times story that detailed Jorge and Maria Monarrez's plight. The senator's office worked with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in order to clear up clerical errors that had prevented Maria Monarrez,...
  • The Wise Spouse

    07/30/2002 4:50:24 AM PDT · by mlmr · 42 replies · 436+ views
    Dear Mrs. Web Personal Advice Column ^ | Tuesday, July 30, 2002 | Dear Mrs. Web
    The wise spouse doesn’t take anything for granted. The spouse is thankful to be loved and seeks ways to make him/her self more loving. The wise spouse doesn’t permit him/herself to be a liability but strives to be an asset to the marriage. The spouse looks for ways to make, save, and use money wisely. The spouse’s beloved knows that her/she is richer by the marriage. The wise spouse seeks to be part of the beloved’s life. One’s interest becomes the other’s interest. The wise spouse looks for ways to help the beloved in every endeavor. When the beloved needs...