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  • Police on Alert for Crime Don as Daughter to Wed in Dubai (Reception in Karachi)

    07/22/2005 11:08:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 420+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | July 22, 2005
    NEW DELHI -- With even the wedding invitations being investigated by police, few will admit they're on the guest list let alone boast they're planning to attend the marriage in Dubai this weekend of an Indian crime don's daughter. A mobile phone message invitation - "Your presence is solicited for the auspicious wedding of Mahrukh. For travel arrangements, contact Noorabhai. Regards, from D" - has been sent to top politicians, officials, film and media personalities in Mumbai, according to police and journalists. It was purportedly sent by international fugitive and India's most wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim, popularly known by his...
  • Current wedding etiquette (your thoughts)

    07/20/2005 2:48:29 AM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 62 replies · 1,645+ views
    me | 7/20/05 | me
    OK, just curious what current wedding etiquette is... among polite society. ie: single people aren't "allowed" to bring a guest unless it is their fiance, or as miss manners asserts, "gifts are brought to a childs birthday party, not a wedding." I have no judgements on either subject I posted above...but I'm just curious what FR folks think since we are in wedding season... any aspect is fair game. who should be tipped by who, is-there-still-a-bride-or-groom-side-of-the-church to who should be giving toats... (I say give a plastic cup and plastic fork to anyone obnoxious enough to start banging their fork...
  • Runaway Story - (Anne Applebaum on Jennifer Wilbanks' "great escape")

    05/04/2005 8:37:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 67 replies · 1,959+ views
    You're supposed to be happy at your wedding, even though some people aren't. At the same time, it's still considered selfish and immature to run away and abandon the caterers if you're distraught -- even though lots of people probably want to. Part of the culture says the conventional, social bits of weddings don't matter, and part of the culture says they do. Part of the culture says weddings are about true love, and part of the culture says they're about Cuisinarts. It's been hard, to avoid learning that she and her husband had planned to have 28 attendants and...
  • Pakistan's novel attack on poverty: ban wedding feasts

    12/21/2004 3:37:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 420+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 22, 2004 | Owais Tohid
    ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – December in Pakistan is known as the Season of Weddings. It is a time that brings young hearts closer, and saddles some families with lifelong debt. A Pakistani wedding is much more than a single event. It stretches over days of songs, dances, meals arranged for hundreds of guests, and a heavy dowry presented to the bridegroom. This lavish social custom is expected even among the poor, which make up more than 30 percent of Pakistan's 140 million people. Now, in a novel effort to help the poor, Pakistan's Supreme Court has upheld a ban on serving...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • ABC, NBC reject pro-gay church ad

    12/01/2004 9:16:03 AM PST · by AllTheRage · 56 replies · 4,130+ views ^ | 12/1/2004 | James Hutchins
    UCC: "CBS, NBC refuse to air church's television advertisement" December 1, 2004 - According to a UCC press release, CBS and NBC have refused to air the new UCC television advertisement... and predictably, UCC leaders are going nuts. According to the release, CBS offered this explanation: "Because this commercial touches on the exclusion of gay couples and other minority groups by other individuals and organizations," reads an explanation from CBS, "and the fact the Executive Branch has recently proposed a Constitutional Amendment to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, this spot is unacceptable for broadcast...
  • HIV vaccine breakthrough reported

    11/18/2004 11:34:14 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 670+ views
    PlanetOut Network ^ | Wednesday, November 17, 2004 | Christopher Curtis
    the French team is confident they have identified a portion of a protein that is common to all types of HIV. It is called CBD1 and is part of the gp41 protein, which is important for helping the AIDS virus dock and infiltrate target cells. The researchers created a peptide chain, the building blocks of proteins, that corresponded to CBD1 and immunized a group of rabbits. The rabbits proved to be resistant to a range of subtypes of HIV-1.
  • NY Times Suggests Arafat Died Of AIDS

    11/12/2004 7:15:32 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 114 replies · 18,536+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, Nov. 12, 2004
    The New York Times broke the media silence on the cause of Arafat's death Friday by suggesting the terrorist leader may have died from AIDS. In an article entitled "Secrecy by Aides and Silence by Doctors Persists, and What Killed Arafat Is Still a Mystery" the paper chronicled Arafat's rapid health decline and the mystery shrouding his illness. Two days before his death, aides revealed that Arafat was in a coma after having a brain hemorrhage. But the Times doubts this stroke was likely not the cause of Arafat's death. Another clue: "At the time of his medical evacuation to...
  • “I’m Mad as Zell, and I’m Not Going to Take it Anymore.”

    09/02/2004 4:54:22 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 42 replies · 4,635+ views
    Special to Free Republic ^ | 2 September 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    There are speeches yet to go at the Republican Convention, as I write this. President Bush will speak tonight, and of course the most important speech given at any party convention is the one by its nominee. Still, without fear of being proven wrong, in my opinion the most powerful and evocative speech at this Convention was given yesterday. By a Democrat, Senator Zell Miller. The title which summarizes his work is just one letter different from the catch phrase made famous in the Oscar-winning performance of Peter Finch in the 1976 classic, Network. Finch played Howard Beale, the TV...
  • Live Thread: Ben Barnes and CBS Attempt Another Bush Smear (60 Minutes)

    09/08/2004 4:39:18 PM PDT · by Howlin · 459 replies · 47,817+ views | September 8, 2004
    Have at him!
  • Rush is reporting that the fake docs came from the DNC and Kerry campaign (live thread)

    09/10/2004 9:26:37 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 706 replies · 38,312+ views
    Rush live tread | SEPTEMBER 4, 2004 | rush
    Rush is reporting that the docs came from the Kerry campaign and that the campaign knew that were fakes.
  • POW's wife: "You're using these people for your own ambitions, Mr. Kerry!"

    09/02/2004 10:00:59 PM PDT · by AFA-Michigan · 12 replies · 1,564+ views
    Univ. of Virginia, Univ. of Richmond, others | Sept. 2, 2004 | Gary Glenn (Vanity compilation)
    This is outside my usual area of discussion, but (1) living in Michigan, I was intrigued by the historic role Detroit played in John Kerry's "aid and comfort to the enemy" saga, and (2) my late father was a U.S. Marine who survived Pearl Harbor and served during both WWII and the Korean War, which means I was raised to have strong feelings about that "aid and comfort" stuff. If those Swift Boat guys remain on the ball as they have so far, I'll bet the information below eventually becomes the subject of one of their ads. It certainly should....
  • Founder of New Iraq Veterans Against War (And For Peace) Promotes Violence

    09/10/2004 4:26:52 AM PDT · by · 16 replies · 909+ views ^ | 9/19/04 | David Shedlock
    Michael Hoffman, of the Iraq Veterans Against the War, recently interviewed on Fox News, advocates the same violence promoted by Malcom X and finds friends among Marxist Socialists. In his strange interview on the Fox News Oreilly Factor, Hoffman said he opposed the war before it started because he knew that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. Now just how did he know that since even current opponents of the war agreed with the President before the war that Iraq had WMDs?... Remainder of Story at:
  • Another Disgruntled Democrat

    09/10/2004 8:14:18 AM PDT · by crushelits · 24 replies · 1,101+ views ^ | September 10, 2004 | Link via Instapundit by Lorie Byrd
    Another Disgruntled Democrat <![if !supportLineBreakNewLine]> <![endif]> Betsy Newmark had "blogger withdrawal" because Blogger would not let her post all day. I had "Betsy withdrawal" because Blogger would not let her post all day. She has lots of good stuff up, so check her out. The words of this Democrat posted at Betsy's Page probably say what many Democrats are thinking. Speaking as an embarrassed and fed-up Democrat, I have to say to the national leaders of my own party: What were you thinking when you nominated this man!? Is there really no one better than this that the Democratic...
  • TV writer (and Kerry fundraiser) gives $100G to Texans for Truth (anti-Bush group)

    09/09/2004 5:44:16 PM PDT · by QQQQQ · 31 replies · 1,827+ views
    MLive ^ | Sept. 9, 2004 | SHARON THEIMER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A television writer and fund-raiser for John Kerry is the first six-figure donor to a new group that is criticizing President Bush's National Guard service during the Vietnam War. Daniel O'Keefe, a writer/producer whose work includes such sitcoms as "The Drew Carey Show" and "Seinfeld," donated $100,000 this week to Texans for Truth, an Austin-based group that plans to run anti-Bush television ads starting Monday. The group spent about $100,000 on its first ad buy, an anti-Bush commercial that starts Monday in the presidential battleground states Arizona, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon and Pennsylvania. In addition to his Texans...
  • Bush Skipped National Guard Duty. So What?

    09/09/2004 6:39:00 AM PDT · by PastaBagel · 8 replies · 779+ views ^ | 9/9/2004 | PastaBagel
    Bush skipped out on his National Guard duty. He also snorted coke, and was a drunk. I don’t care. He is defeating fascist Islam, and that’s all that matters. CBS is running a story showing that Bush missed some of his National Guard duty. Let me cut to the chase and spare you the spin. Let’s say that Bush skipped all of his National Guard duty, that he never even put on the uniform once. Hell, let’s say he torched his draft card and moved to Canada from 1968-1974. It doesn’t matter at all. Bush is not running on his...
  • The Raving and Drooling Columnists of Newsday...

    09/08/2004 3:39:45 PM PDT · by PatriotEdition · 1 replies · 474+ views
    The Patriot Edition ^ | 9/8/04 | Billy Kess
    Pardon, the vanity, but for those of us in the Long Island/NY area who are on the right-of-center and are familiar with the pinko-rag known as "Newsday", you will know what I mean... More baseless rantings from Newsday columnists... Political ranting is fine. Most of us interested in the political realm are us little people who go blogging and do a lot of ranting on our little political soapboxes in the 'blogosphere'. But professional columnists really need to do a little more research - especially when they are writing for major newspapers - like Long Island's leftwing, environmental rag 'Newsday'. Blind...
  • Letter from John

    09/09/2004 8:39:08 AM PDT · by GarnetGirl04 · 309+ views
    I am John Kerry. I was against the first Iraq war, I am against the second Iraq war, but I voted for it. Now I'm against it but I was for it. I support the UN. I'm against terrorism and against the Iraq war. But I voted for the Iraq war. So, I voted against the first war and supported the second war, wait... I'm against gay marriage but for gay unions. I support gays but think the San Francisco mayor is wrong. I support gay marriages. No, wait, gay unions. I'm Catholic. Wait, I'm Jewish. My dad was Jewish,...
  • Dems' Ad Buys Show Race Down to 14 States

    09/08/2004 4:34:11 PM PDT · by jacko63 · 75 replies · 2,295+ views ^ | September 8, 2004, 7:01 PM EDT | By RON FOURNIER and LIZ SIDOTI
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Kerry and the Democratic Party are limiting television advertising to just 14 states as the fall campaign opens, curbing their ambitions for a broader playing field against President Bush. The shift reduces Missouri, Colorado, Arizona and four Southern states to second-tier status. The Republican incumbent is likely to follow suit, perhaps by pulling money out of those same seven GOP-leaning states and shifting it to traditionally Democratic battlegrounds.
  • Statement by UAW Member and Autoworker Sam Burwell

    09/07/2004 11:09:03 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 1,003+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 7, 2004
    CORUNNA, MI – Sam Burwell, third generation UAW member and autoworker, Local 362, today issued the following statement: "President Bush has presented a clear agenda for a more hopeful America and a more prosperous economy, but John Kerry has responded with nothing but cynicism and false attacks. John Kerry's plans for higher taxes, increased regulation and more government spending would devastate Michigan's economy. “Kerry's proposal for higher CAFE standards would kill 450,000 jobs and has been criticized by the UAW for its harmful impact on the American auto industry. Michiganders aren't going to trust a candidate who cares more about...