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  • Kashmiri separatists raid restaurants on Valentine's Day

    02/15/2008 2:49:44 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 67+ views
    AFP ^ | 02/14/2008 | Staff
    SRINAGAR, India (AFP) — A Kashmiri Islamic women's group Thursday raided restaurants to prevent young Muslim couples from meeting on Valentine's Day, an event it denounced by as "anti-Islamic." "We have formed a number of squads to educate young couples that Valentine's Day is a Western conspiracy to involve Muslims in vulgar activities," said Nahida, a member of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, or Daughters of Faith, as she took part in a swoop on a restaurant in Srinagar. The women's group, all covered from head-to-toe, did not encounter any resistance as couples patiently listened to them and left restaurants. Nahida, who did not...
  • Puerto Rico Senate in Recess - For Valentine's Day!

    02/15/2008 7:11:10 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 3 replies · 91+ views
    El Vocero de Puerto Rico (Spanish-language article) ^ | February 15, 2008 | Maricarmen Rivera Sánchez
    (Abridged Spanish-language translation) [Puerto Rico] Senate President Kenneth McClintock defended the decision not to convene a session yesterday on account of St. Valentine’s Day, which prompted criticism from Puerto Rico Independence Party (PIP) Representative Víctor García San Inocencio. If the House of Representatives or the Senate is going on recess for more than three days, either is required to obtain consent from the other chamber. In the Senate’s case, it recessed on Wednesday and will not reconvene until Tuesday next week since Monday is a holiday. When the announcement was made in the House yesterday that the Senate will not...
  • YOU TUBE SONG - Bill sings a romantic song to his Valentine, the lovely Hillary

    02/14/2008 6:24:53 PM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 93+ views
    youtube ^ | 2-14-08 | dfu
    AWWWW, WHAT A GUY - join the sing-along
  • Freep a Poll! (CNN. Most important in a mate is looks or intelligence?)

    02/14/2008 5:50:33 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies · 163+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 2-14-08 | CNN
    Which is more important in a mate? Looks Intelligence
  • ****The Official Valentines Day Silliness Thread****

    02/14/2008 7:48:24 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 159 replies · 296+ views
    Casey's Valentines Day Rules To Live By Ladies, having sex with your partner is NOT a Valentines present. Even if you wear his favorite outfit, and do whatever he wants. This is insulting, and is the most flagrant of Valentines Day fouls. You are obligated to perform sexual favors (if of age) for your man ... the opposite is true for you guys as well. If men have to get you presents ... you have to get them presents. Now pony up cheap ass! Men, taking your partner out to dinner is NOT a Valentines present. You are supposed...
  • No Valentines For You! ... (ever-tolerant Muslims now condemn Valentine’s Day)

    02/14/2008 6:53:41 AM PST · by IrishMike · 31 replies · 565+ views
    Human Events ^ | 02/14/2008 | Robert Spencer
    Good grief. No Valentines for you, Charlie Brown. At least not in Kuwait. And no roses or cards with red hearts for you, Lucy. Not in Saudi Arabia. The ever-tolerant Muslim world is now condemning Valentine’s Day. Jamaan al-Harbash, a member of the Kuwaiti parliament, has called for Valentine’s Day celebrations to be banned. “We call on the commerce minister,” he declared in a fine froth of moral indignation, “to perform his duties by banning celebrations of Valentine’s Day which is alien to our society -- and contradicts our religion’s values and teachings.” Another Kuwaiti MP, Waleed al-Tabtabai, chief of...
  • Valentine's Day Massacred by Heartless

    02/14/2008 3:26:37 AM PST · by suspects · 32 replies · 119+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 14, 2008 | Michael Graham
    Roses are red, Violets are blue. If you call me your Valentine, my lawyer will sue. Welcome to Valentine’s Day, 2008. Or, as it’s known in some classrooms, “Friendship Day.” Or perhaps your kid’s school calls it “Cupid’s Day.” Then there’s Saudi Arabia, where it’s simply known as “Day for Public Flogging of Infidels Who Insult Islam.” Love hurts. The United Press International reports that Saudi Arabia’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has banned stores from displaying “roses or any other red items” around this date. Too sinful. And while Boston may not be burkha...
  • Casey's Rules For Valentines Day

    02/13/2008 2:44:26 PM PST · by vaper69 · 8 replies · 197+ views
    I've become tired of women trying to hijack every holiday as if it was all about them. So I decided to put into writing my Valentines Day rules that I've been living by for years. Casey's Valentines Day Rules To Live By * Ladies, having sex with your partner is NOT a Valentines present. Even if you wear his favorite outfit, and do whatever he wants. This is insulting, and is the most flagrant of Valentines Day fouls. You are obligated to perform sexual favors (if of age) for your man ... the opposite is true for you guys as...
  • Kuwait Hardliners Take Aim at Valentine's Day

    02/11/2008 10:53:26 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies · 105+ views
    FoxNews ^ | February 11, 2008
    KUWAIT CITY — Valentine's Day is just three days away, but one Muslim politician is heading up a committee to make sure it goes completely ignored. Kuwaiti MP Waleed Al-Tabtabae, head of the National Assembly’s Committee Monitoring Negative Alien Practices, will chair his group Wednesday to discuss ways to repress all public displays recognizing the international day of love. “We want to discuss measures that should be taken by these ministries to prevent such alien events from impacting Kuwaiti society and spreading corruption among the Kuwaiti youth,” Al-Tabtabae told reporters Monday. Committee member Islamist MP Jamaan Al-Harbash said many Islamic...
  • Female Bum Behind Valentine Symbol?

    02/14/2006 4:31:53 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 29 replies · 1,754+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 2-14-06 | Jennifer Viegas
    Feb. 13, 2006 — The familiar double-lobed heart symbol seen on Valentine's Day cards and candy was inspired by the shape of human female buttocks as seen from the rear, according to a professor of psychology who studied the origin, history and symbolism of the Feb.14 holiday. Galdino Pranzarone of Roanoke College in Salem, Va., told Discovery News that he analyzed "essential literary and speculative evidence from mythology and secondary sources," which led to his theory. He believes one rather obvious bit of evidence is that the heart symbol does not directly duplicate the heart human organ. "The twin lobes...
  • RED-NECK VALENTINE'S LOVE POEM

    02/09/2008 3:30:24 PM PST · by CGASMIA68 · 57 replies · 2,139+ views
    Unknown from an e-mail
    RED-NECK VALENTINE'S LOVE POEM Collards is green my dog's name is Blue and I'm so lucky to have a sweet thang like you. Yore hair is like cornsilk a-flapping in the breeze Softer than Blue's and without all them fleas. You move like the bass, which excite me in May. You ain't got no scales but I luv you anyway. Yo're as satisfy'n as okry jist a-fry'n in the pan. Yo're as fragrant as "snuff" right out of the can. You have som'a yore teeth, for which I am proud; I hold my head high when we're in a crowd....
  • Surrendering to Tractor Pull of Love

    02/09/2008 12:54:43 PM PST · by DeLaine · 6 replies · 389+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | February 9, 2008 | SHARON COHEN
    Sonya Rinker was looking for a guy: someone who was kind, respectful and had a special place in his heart ... for tractors. She wanted a man who could share the thrill of a good tractor-pull show, who could see beauty in a shiny row of green and yellow of John Deere tractors. She didn't know that somewhere along these rolling Pennsylvania hills, there was such a man, a shy guy named Tom with two vintage Deere tractors. He had been looking for a gal, someone who'd put up with his milking cows at 3 a.m. and his six-day work...
  • Real Valentines

    02/08/2008 7:26:07 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 82+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 8, 2008 | Samantha Soller
    Real Valentines by: Samantha Soller, February 08, 2008 Lewisburg, Penn. – The Bucknell University Conservatives Club will be selling carnations and roses to benefit Susquehanna Valley Women in Transition, a shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Conservatives Club will take orders for flowers February 11, 12, and 13 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The sale will take place on the ground floor of the Langone Center at Bucknell University. Roses cost $6 each; carnations cost $2 each. The flowers will be delivered by members of the club in suit and tie on Valentine’s Day. Carnations...
  • Mary is contrary in politically correct year - (Christmas song about Mary deemed ‘too religious’)

    12/27/2007 8:49:24 AM PST · by NYer · 38 replies · 200+ views
    Telegraph ^ | December 27, 2007 | Laura Clout
    For decades, children have enjoyed singing about the little donkey which is said to have carried the pregnant Mary to Bethlehem.   The calendar features Lord Nelson forced to wear a life jacket But one group of young singers was ordered to change the traditional lyrics of the Christmas song - because they were said to be "too religious".Instead of "Little donkey, carry Mary safely on her way", the youngsters were told to sing "carry Lucy" for fear of offending non-Christians. The incident, at the school's Christmas concert, appears on a new calendar alongside 11 other examples of extreme political...
  • Heads she's homely; tails he's ugly

    02/15/2007 4:12:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies · 863+ views
    Washington Times Insider ^ | February 15, 2007 | Al Webb
    <p>LONDON -- A couple of millennia after their steamy affair went scorching across the Roman Empire, Mark Antony and Cleopatra remain among history's most romanticized lovers. But in the looks department, they may both have left much to be desired.</p>
  • Study: Men Hard-Wired To Ignore Their Wives

    02/15/2007 11:34:07 AM PST · by Froufrou · 9 replies · 1,526+ views
    FOX ^ | 02/15/07 | Robert Roy Britt
    When a man fails to help out around the house, his poor performance might be related to a subconscious tendency to resist doing anything his wife wants, a new study suggests. Men and women are sure to argue about this one. In fact, the man and woman who led the study disagree on the meaning of the results. Psychologists have long known about "reactance," the tendency to do the exact opposite of what's requested by a loved one or boss. The new study aimed to find out whether the phenomenon might occur at a subconscious level. Participants were asked to...
  • Denver Volunteers Form Giant Valentine For Troops (with slideshow and video)

    02/14/2007 3:14:17 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 924+ views
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | Wednesday February 14th, 2007 | Michelle Griego
    An estimated 1,000 volunteers formed a human Valentine heart at Invesco Field at Mile High on Wednesday as part of a local radio station's plan to show support for American troops serving overseas. An estimated 1,000 volunteers formed a human Valentine heart at Invesco Field at Mile High on Feb. 14 as part of a local radio station's plan to show support for American troops serving overseas. Gov. Bill Ritter and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper were on hand for the event just after noon. The volunteers formed a large heart on the field in the stadium that then took on...
  • Indians protest Valentine's Day

    02/14/2007 2:51:11 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 1,299+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Feb. 14, 2007
    It was hardly a Hallmark moment. As a Valentine's Day card smoldered, more than 100 members of the Hindu extremist group Shiv Sena gathered in central New Delhi chanted "Death to Valentine's Day" and "People who celebrate Valentine's Day should be pelted with shoes!" Valentine's Day has in the past two decades made strong inroads in India as the country has slowly opened itself up to the outside world - its economic boom bringing in not just foreign investment, but also aspects of Western culture virtually unknown here a quarter-century ago. Across the country, stores stocked heart-shaped balloons and chocolates,...
  • The Public Side of Private Love

    02/14/2007 1:12:09 PM PST · by Ed Hudgins · 4 replies · 363+ views
    The Atlas Society/Objectivist Center ^ | February 14, 2003 | Edward Hudgins
    [An oldie but goodie!] Romantic love is the predominant theme in modern American culture. It's the number one topic of popular music. Movies that aren’t love stories usually have an amorous subplot. Affairs saturate soap operas and Oprah-type TV focuses on relationships. Valentine's Day is devoted to love. And the activity that is most associated with and often mistaken for romantic love—sex—is an industry in itself, with magazines, videos, and Web sites devoted to every desire and proclivity. One wonders, why with all this love in the air we have crime, hate and anger in our society? One also wonders,...
  • Jealous Astronaut Video

    02/14/2007 11:25:28 AM PST · by anymouse · 10 replies · 634+ views
    Check out JealousAstronaut.com and prepare to laugh your space helmet off.
  • The Origins of St. Valentine’s Day(Happy SAINT Valentine's Day!)

    02/14/2007 6:58:25 AM PST · by kellynla · 21 replies · 673+ views
    americancatholic.org ^ | 2/14/2007 | staff
    A quick quiz: St. Valentine was: a) a priest in the Roman Empire who helped persecuted Christians during the reign of Claudius II, was thrown in jail and later beheaded on Feb. 14. b) a Catholic bishop of Terni who was beheaded, also during the reign of Claudius II. c) someone who secretly married couples when marriage was forbidden, or suffered in Africa, or wrote letters to his jailer's daughter, and was probably beheaded. d) all, some, or possibly none of the above. If you guessed d), give yourself a box of chocolates. Although the mid-February holiday celebrating love and...
  • Hollywood and ACLU vs. Catholicism, Re:“Boston Legal” TV Episode on Valentine's Day

    02/17/2006 5:57:07 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies · 486+ views
    February 14, 2006 HOLLYWOOD AND ACLU VS. CATHOLICISM One of the stories on tonight’s episode of “Boston Legal” concerns a teenage girl who is raped, becomes pregnant and then wants to sue a Catholic hospital for denying her emergency contraception. Catholic League president Bill Donohue took note of this show today: “If there is one Hollywood producer who has shown himself to be positively obsessed with Catholicism, it is David E. Kelley. His treatment of Catholicism on ‘Ally McBeal,’ ‘Picket Fences,’ ‘Chicago Hope,’ ‘Snoops,’ ‘The Practice’ and ‘Boston Legal’ is so well known that we have a big fat file...
  • Valentine's Day 'sinful' for Muslims: Aceh Islamic leader

    02/13/2007 9:23:33 AM PST · by presidio9 · 25 replies · 1,225+ views
    AFP ^ | February 13, 2007
    Celebrating Valentine's Day is sinful and forbidden for Muslims, an Indonesian Islamic leader warned. "This celebration comes from another religion and has no legal basis in the Islamic Sharia law," said Muslim Ibrahim, who is chairman of the highest authority on Islamic affairs in Aceh province. "Therefore, taking part in celebrating the day of love is haram (forbidden) for Muslims," Ibrahim told the state Antara news agency. St Valentine's Day is named after a Christian martyr and over the years has become the day on which lovers traditionally express their feelings for each other. Ibrahim said Valentine's Day went against...
  • Viagra sold over counter on Valentine's Day (UK)

    02/11/2007 3:11:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies · 363+ views
    Reuters - Yahoo ^ | February 11, 2007
    LONDON (Reuters) - Men will be able to buy impotence treatment Viagra over the counter in Britain for the first time from Valentine's Day, chemist chain Alliance Boots said on Sunday...
  • True love means never resorting to these tunes

    02/11/2007 8:19:52 AM PST · by SmithL · 25 replies · 450+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 2/11/7 | WAYNE BLEDSOE
    OK, I admit I'm a little jaded. I've heard a lot of love songs, but the songs that people consider romantic classics have always bothered me. Valentine's Day is coming up, and I don't want someone to make a tragic mistake by playing the wrong love songs on that special day of romance. Here's a list of some songs that I think should never find their way into a Valentine's Day playlist: 1. "Sometimes When We Touch," Dan Hill This sounds like it was written by that guy who just can't recognize that the girl of his dreams has gotten...
  • The Love Cookbook Whose Name Fox Dared Not Speak

    02/10/2007 5:54:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies · 1,459+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Have you ever watched a book-based TV segment in which the hosts never pronounced the book's name? Fox & Friends Weekend pulled off the feat this morning -- presumably because the cookbook in question had a title a bit too spicy for Fox's taste. With Valentine's Day looming, Martha Hopkins was in to suggest some sensual dishes to share with one's sweetie. Her claim to expertise? She is co-author of a book entitled . . . "Inter Courses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook." Hopkins treated the Fox hosts to two of her recipes: artichoke hearts and strawberries and whipped cream. But...
  • Hard-liners won battle for Bridgeview mosque

    02/08/2004 5:24:46 AM PST · by sarcasm · 9 replies · 607+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 8, 2004 | Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Kim Barker, Laurie Cohen, Stephen Franklin and Sam Roe
    Sheik Jamal Said stood before the packed mosque and worked the crowd like an auctioneer. Speaking Arabic, the prayer leader asked for a donation of $10,000. No one responded. He asked for $5,000, and three men raised their hands. < SNIP> The recipient of the worshipers' generosity was Sami Al-Arian, a Palestinian activist accused by the U.S. government of aiding terrorists. And the prayer leader's passionate appeal is a reflection of the ascendancy of Muslim hard-liners at the mosque, one of the most outspoken and embattled in the U.S. The mosque did not become this way without a struggle. Relying...
  • The path to terror in Canada -- an exclusive report: Training ground

    09/02/2006 3:44:20 AM PDT · by Clive · 11 replies · 936+ views
    National Post ^ | 2006-09-02 | Stewart Bell
    Three months after the RCMP began arresting 18 suspects accused of plotting terror attacks in Canada, an investigation by the National Post has uncovered a web of links to Pakistan. Today, in the first of four parts, the role of a Pakistani training camp is revealed.- - - BALAKOT, Pakistan - A worn footpath climbs from the Kaghan Valley highway into the lush mountains above the River Kunar, on Kashmir's western frontier. The locals all know where it leads. An hour's walk up the steep trail there is a training camp built by Islamic militants called Madrassa Syed Ahmed Shaheed...
  • A BURGER AND THOU, White Castle Lovers Enjoy Valentine's Day by the Sackful

    02/16/2006 6:08:22 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies · 614+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 02.15.06 | PETER GENOVESE
    "When I had my wisdom teeth pulled out," family friend Joseph Pignatore was saying, "my brother-in-law said, 'We should take a ride to White Castle.' I basically gummed the burger while soda was dribbling down my mouth." Yesterday, Pignatore, all teeth in place, could enjoy his sack of Slyders in peace at the White Castle on Stelton Road in South Plainfield. The Hillsborough resident, along with his wife, Joanne, and son, Matthew, were among thousands of people nationwide who enjoyed Valentine's Day, White Castle style. Participating White Castles, including six of the 24 in New Jersey, invited couples to a...
  • Bolling Airmen share Valentine’s Day with veterans

    02/16/2006 5:27:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 235+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | Linda Card and Master Sgt. Russell Petcoff
    /16/2006 - BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE, Washington D.C. (AFPN) -- Ninety Air Force and civilian volunteers from Bolling and the Pentagon visited the Department of Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System Medical Center in Baltimore and the Baltimore VA Rehabilitation Center Feb. 14 as part of National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week. Before the trip, members of the First Sergeants Council “shared their love” by sending the volunteers with snacks and drinks for the trip to Baltimore. The volunteers spent time talking with the veterans on the hospital wards, as well as in the pharmacy, the out-patient clinic and the...
  • Teens fight for a chaste Valentine's

    02/15/2006 6:18:36 AM PST · by klossg · 31 replies · 795+ views
    The Diluth News Tribune ^ | Tue, Feb. 14, 2006 | STEPHANIE SIMON
    Teens fight for a chaste Valentine's ABSTINENCE: Some high school students suggest honoring Feb. 14 as a "Day of Purity. BY STEPHANIE SIMON LOS ANGELES TIMES High school sophomore Ally Hall plans to exchange valentine cards with her friends today. But her true tribute to the romance of the season was Monday, in the principal's office at Lebanon High School in the small town of Lebanon, Ohio. Hall wrote a brief script to be read over the public-address system. Her message: The most romantic way to celebrate Feb. 14 is to honor it as a "Day of Purity," by pledging...
  • I hate Valentines Day

    02/15/2006 9:45:01 AM PST · by Pukin Dog · 156 replies · 1,813+ views
    Yesterday, I did one of the dumbest things I will ever do in my long (but still pretty) life. I volunteered to assist a friend of mine who owns a flower shop with his deliveries. NEVER DO THIS. Yesterday, I delivered flowers and other associated items to 55 separate addresses throughout San Diego County, mostly between La Jolla, Del Mar and Carlsbad. Some deliveries were to offices, but most to homes where I fought dogs, fences, gates and young children in various stages of curiosity and disgust about what I was bringing ‘mommy’ instead of to them. I had strategically...
  • Bushes, Friends Celebrate Valentine's Day (Liebermans, Chuck Norris among those friends)

    02/14/2006 8:18:18 PM PST · by presidio9 · 47 replies · 1,028+ views
    Some women get flowers, others jewelry. This year, first lady Laura Bush got a formal dinner and an intimate concert by a well-known crooner from her valentine. ADVERTISEMENT For the second year in a row, President Bush and his wife spent the lovers' holiday formally entertaining about 100 friends and associates at the White House. Singer Michael Feinstein capped the romantic evening by serenading the crowd, which included new Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, actor Chuck Norris — wearing black cowboy boots with his tux, of course — singer Wayne Newton and Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Joe Lieberman, D-Conn....
  • "St. Valentines Day is a Celebration of Marriage, Not One Night Stands" Says Priest

    02/14/2006 6:48:00 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 488+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 02.14.06
    FRONT ROYAL, Va., February 14, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, President of Human Life International (HLI), responded to the attempt by condom manufacturers to pervert St. Valentine's Day. Reacting to "national condom week" which begins today and runs till the 21st, Fr. Euteneuer said, "The condom industry is in bed with the abortion industry to exploit a day that traditionally is a celebration of selfless love and marriage. All week at campus centers across the country, organizations that make their money killing pre-born children through abortion will be passing out condoms to students." "National Condom Week is...
  • Soldiers in Iraq renew vows on Valentines Day (Wedding Vows that is - Tissues at the Ready! WIPE!)

    02/14/2006 5:20:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 36 replies · 510+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Feb 14, 2006 | 1st BCT Public Affairs, 101st Airborne Division
    KIRKUK, Iraq (Army News Service, Feb. 14, 2006) – Married Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division gathered at the Bastogne Chapel on Forward Operating Base Warrior on Valentines Day to rededicate their love for their spouses back home. “The ceremony was informal,” said Capt. Jerry Sherbourne, the 426th Brigade Support Battalion chaplain, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. “But it was an opportunity for us who are deployed and separated and far away to show we meant our vows and we still do.” More than 30 BSB Soldiers found time between missions to remember their spouses and rededicate their marriage vows in...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush - (photos) - 2.14.06

    02/14/2006 4:34:50 PM PST · by ohioWfan · 212 replies · 3,139+ views
    Whitehouse.gov, Yahoo.com; Reuters | 2.14.06 | ohioWfan
    Today President Bush welcomed the 2005 NCAA National Champion University of Texas Longhorns football team to the South Lawn at the White House, where he congratulated the team and coaches with great humor and warmth.........and a lot of Texas pride! Later in the day, he welcomed members of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation in the Oval Office of the White House. The council, created by the USA Freedom Corps in 2003, promotes volunteerism and recognizes Americans who serve our communities and the world. First Lady, Laura Bush visited the Giant Pandas at the National Zoo. Today the...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....02-14-06.... Valentine's Day at the Finest

    02/14/2006 4:17:19 AM PST · by GodBlessUSA · 285 replies · 1,950+ views
    GodBlessUSA
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Japanese women treat themselves on Valentine's Day-(I love Japanese women)

    02/14/2006 3:59:50 AM PST · by Flavius · 10 replies · 764+ views
    ap ^ | 2/13/06 | Miho Yoshikawa
    These days, they're more likely to buy pricey chocolates costing up to $200 a box as a treat for themselves. "It's a small luxury that I allow myself," said 39-year-old Reiko Nozawa, who usually buys champagne truffles for herself and a few other chocolates to share with her husband. Nozawa is not alone. Makers of 60 premium chocolate brands have set up special booths at Takashimaya Co., a department store in central Tokyo, where boxes of chocolates costing as much as 10,000-20,000 yen ($84-$168) are selling briskly, helped by Japan's economic recovery. "There's been a trend the past two or...
  • More People Looking For Love… At Work

    02/14/2006 5:30:00 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 11 replies · 478+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | February 13, 2006
    More People Looking For Love… At Work 21 Percent Say They've Dated The BossPOSTED: 11:09 am EST February 13, 2006 UPDATED: 11:24 am EST February 13, 2006 CHICAGO -- This could come under the heading of "looking for love in all the wrong places," but there's a lot of dating going on in the workplace. CareerBuilder.com's annual office romance survey found that about half of workers said they have dated a co-workers. And it isn't just among peers. Twenty-one percent of workers admitted they have dated their boss, up from just 14 percent last year. Nearly four in 10 said...
  • Valentine's Day: Lonely time for singles

    02/14/2006 9:57:28 AM PST · by Cecily · 98 replies · 1,418+ views
    CNN.com ^ | February 14, 2006 | Rasha Abu Baker
    LONDON, England (CNN) -- If you don't receive a dozen red roses this Valentine's Day, don't fret, you're not alone. The love season is a lonesome time for many -- flowers, chocolates and red hearts flaunted around can make it hard to ignore your single status. As lovebirds enjoy a romantic meal together, you could be spending the night in front of the TV, with a meal for one. Lora De Felice, 32, is doing just that. "I'm renting an action video, having Lebanese takeaway and switching my phone off," she says. "As a single woman, Valentine's Day reminds me...
  • War-weary Iraqis say it with Valentine's Day flowers

    02/14/2006 9:44:32 AM PST · by Cecily · 8 replies · 415+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 14, 2006
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Defying almost daily car bombs, shootings and kidnappings, some Baghdad lovers ventured out of their homes to say it with flowers on Valentine's Day. "The security situation has affected all sides of life, but it did not stop us from coming to buy a flower to prove that life goes on in Iraq," said Saif, who went with his fiancee Bayan to a busy flower shop in central Baghdad to buy roses. To lure amorous couples, the shop's owners carpeted the sidewalk outside the store with red petals and put up a banner that read: "We all...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Valentine's Day: No Greater Love ~ 14 FEB 2006

    02/13/2006 6:38:15 PM PST · by GummyIII · 980 replies · 7,503+ views
    Honor Our Troops | Thank you for your service!!!! | We Support Our Troops
    We Support Our Troops!  For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. No greater love hath a man than to give his life for his friends.  FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT:  Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. On Valentine's Day, we celebrate love.  Usually we celebrate the love between a man and a woman.  However, there are many faces of love, and I believe that our men and women who serve...
  • Happy Valentines Day - May You Be Blessed

    02/14/2006 8:57:03 AM PST · by Sunsong · 9 replies · 264+ views
    Unknown ^ | Kate Nowak
    This is a beautiful idea that someone had. This short movie is part of her effort to bless a million people in a hundred days. The movie is wonderful in its own right and here is a link to it: may you be blessed
  • PHOTOS: Love wins over protests in India

    02/14/2006 8:54:27 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 16 replies · 1,351+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Tuesday, February 14, 2006 06:52:35 pm IANS | Reuters
    A couple shopping for Valentine's day in Bangalore (TOI) NEW DELHI: Love was in the air as twosomes thronged parks, restaurants and malls in major cities to celebrate Valentine's Day with roses, chocolates and sweet nothings under the stern watch of Hindu hardline groups who tried hard to mar the celebrations. Lovers were everywhere - holding hands and cosying up in parks and open spaces, meeting in lounges, discotheques, pubs and even parking lots - as flower sellers made a killing with a single rose stalk going for as much as Rs.50 in some places. It looked as if the...
  • Hindus, Muslims burn Valentine's Day cards in India

    02/14/2006 5:26:56 AM PST · by Alex Marko · 189 replies · 2,877+ views
    NEW DELHI, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Hardline Hindu groups and radical Muslims burned Valentine's Day greeting cards on Tuesday and held protests across India against celebrating the festival of love, saying it was a Western import that spread immorality. Saint Valentine's Day has become increasingly popular in India in recent years, a trend led by retailers who do healthy business selling heart-shaped balloons and fluffy teddy bears. But the growing popularity of the day in officially secular, but mainly Hindu India has also sparked protests which have sometimes turned violent. On Tuesday, protests were held in the capital New Delhi,...
  • Happy Valentines Day!

    02/14/2006 5:22:44 AM PST · by BureaucratusMaximus · 409 replies · 3,885+ views
    Me ^ | 2/14/2006 | Me
    Nobody else started a thread...so I thought I would. Happy Valentines Day! I left a nice gift and card for my wife on the kitchen counter...since I leave for work at 6am. She left me a gift and card for me by the coffee pot LOL! Hope we all can show the love we have for that important person in our life today. ;)
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 2-14-2006

    02/14/2006 5:20:55 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 249+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-14-2006 | grey_whiskers
    Today it is Valentine's Day Men are in a hurry to say "I love you" to her with Diamonds or Fur ...and hope to get paid back "some way". Note: the thread in the hypertext link is a parody, so your mileage may vary... Off-topic, but couldn't resist: Dick Cheney hunted last weekend and accident'ly shot his friend But what makes it worse (no room in this verse) It means this gambit's at an end!
  • Valentine's Day boon for spies tracking infidelity

    02/13/2006 8:27:31 AM PST · by laney · 3 replies · 284+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Feb 13th, 2006
    But for detective agencies across the United States, the romantic holiday is a boon for business as it is the ideal time for a spouse to catch a cheating mate. "Valentine's Day is the biggest day of the year for private investigators," Tony Delorenzo, of Private Detectives of America, a New Jersey-based company, told AFP. "This year we're doing surveillance Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday because if somebody has a lover it will be on one of those days to catch him." Delorenzo and several other sleuths contacted said that in the run-up to the February 14 holiday, they had been...
  • What does love mean? (from the mouths of babes)

    02/13/2006 12:04:42 PM PST · by rawhide · 15 replies · 1,584+ views
    Internet ^ | 2-13-06 | unknown
    Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it. Touching words from the mouths of babes. What does Love mean? They asked a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think: "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Rebecca- age 8 "When someone loves you, the way they say your name...
  • Happy Valentines Day

    02/12/2006 10:15:06 AM PST · by Yehuda · 19 replies · 440+ views
    via e-mail | 2/12/06 | Anonymous
    Little Thelma comes home from first grade and tells her father that they learned about the history of Valentine's Day. And, "Since Valentine's Day is for a Christian saint and we're Jewish," she asks, "will God get mad at me for giving someone a valentine? Thelma's father thinks a bit, then says "No, I don't think God would get mad. Who do you want to give a valentine to?" "Osama Bin Laden," she says. "Why Osama Bin Laden," her father asks in shock? "Well," she says, "I thought that if a little American Jewish girl could have enough love to...