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  • Saudi Men Need Wife's Nod to Marry Moroccan Women

    08/09/2014 5:03:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 09, 2014
    Would-be husband must also have clean police recordMarried Saudi men need to have prior approval from their wives to marry Moroccan women in line with new rules enforced by the North African Arab country. Morocco has told Saudi authorities that citizens from the oil-rich Gulf Kingdom can have a Moroccan wife even if they are married, provided their wives agree to the new marriage. The new rules also stipulate that any Saudi seeking to have a Moroccan wife must present have police clearance in Saudi Arabia. “The new rules are intended to ensure Saudi men seeking to marry Moroccan women...
  • Graham Anley: Man Saves Dog Before Wife When Yacht Goes Down

    08/06/2013 8:04:19 PM PDT · by OneVike · 55 replies
    inquisitr ^ | August 5, 2013
    Yachtsman Graham Anley may be in the dog house for awhile. He was sailing on his yacht The Boundless with his wife and dog on Sunday when the boat had a little accident. According to a report from the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), the trio were sailing from East London, South Africa to the island of Madagascar. Graham Anley himself has worked as a volunteer for NSRI for 22 years. So he started off on the right foot. Everybody had on their life vest — even Rosie the dog, who had a special doggie life jacket complete with...
  • ´I take responsibility... I put my arms around the wives left to raise their children´: Tearful Hill

    01/23/2013 11:52:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton´s voice cracked today as she was grilled during the long-awaited Senate hearing about the fatal attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on September 11. She grew emotional at one point as she discussed the four American victims of the Benghazi attack, saying the incident is not just about ´policy, it´s personal.´ ´I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children,´ she said, her voice shaking. ´I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped
  • Idaho says 'Five Wives' Vodka offensive to church

    06/01/2012 7:13:33 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 14 replies
    KLEW-TV ^ | 30 May 2012 | Paul Foy & John Miller
    Five Wives Vodka was named in bad taste and won't be stocked or special ordered at stores operated by the state of Idaho, regulators said. The middle-shelf vodka is made by Ogden's Own Distillery in Utah, where the Mormon church is based. Its label carries the name and an image of five women, an apparent reference to polygamy, a practice abandoned by the church more than a century ago. Idaho State Liquor Division administrator Jeff Anderson said the brand is offensive to Mormons who make up over a quarter of Idaho's population. Regulators in Idaho notified Elite Spirits Distributor that...
  • In bin Laden's lair, his wives split by suspicions

    03/07/2012 3:09:38 PM PST · by wtd · 14 replies
    Associated Press (AP) ^ | March 7, 2012 | KATHY GANNON
    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Osama bin Laden spent his last weeks in a house divided, amid wives riven by suspicions. On the top floor, sharing his bedroom, was his youngest wife and favorite. The trouble came when his eldest wife showed up and moved into the bedroom on the floor below. Others in the family, crammed into the three-story villa compound where bin Laden would eventually be killed in a May 2 U.S. raid, were convinced that the eldest wife intended to betray the al-Qaida leader.
  • Newt Gingrich Three wives='No Moral Imperative'vs.Mitt Romney Bain & USA's Riteousness-John Roco-ZOT

    01/21/2012 1:11:04 PM PST · by John Roco · 55 replies
    Youtube ^ | Saturday January 21, 2012 | John Roco
    John Roco argues that a pattern of increasing power enabling access to a female 'of more desire to him' has defined Newt Gingrich for the election, debates, presidential race of 2012, as well as leaving a wife when she was 'baggage' of being ill, and seemingly not to serve his purposes. John Roco also argues of Newt Gingrich's attack ability at debates, whether South Carolina, Florida or future, actually becomes an extreme deficit of one who would want to be leader of our nation, needing to 'contain' outbursts and expressions of ego empowerment. Admiral Patrick Walsh is mentioned as one...
  • A Story To Lift Your Hearts – The Military Wives Choir….”They also serve who only stand and wait”… .

    12/01/2011 6:28:54 AM PST · by sussex · 6 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 01/12/11 | The Aged P
    In the gloomy Officers’ Mess of a rain-swept Royal Marines base on a miserable October morning, choirmaster Gareth Malone is chatting animatedly about the importance of encouraging people to sing, when he is interrupted by a very large, rather menacing individual in green Army fatigues. “I just wanted to shake your hand,” the marine says, thrusting out his own massive mitt towards Malone. “My wife thinks you’re the dog’s bollocks” The contrast between the fresh-faced, bespectacled, slightly fogey-ish choirmaster and this gruff giant of British military manhood borders on the comical. Yet the encounter illustrates the degree to which Malone,...
  • Alpha Women, Beta Men (breadwinner role reversals)

    11/29/2011 1:01:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies · 3+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | Ralph Gardner, Jr.
    After dropping off their children at their East Side private school one morning, Betsy and another mother shared a secret. “It was one of those things where you circle around each other,” Betsy remembers. “I assumed they had a pretty conventional marriage.” By that she means, as with most of the other families at the school, the other woman’s husband was a chest-beating breadwinner who set off for Wall Street each morning in his Town Car to bring home the six- or seven-figure bacon. Or, alternatively, both husband and wife slaved away at medium-to-high-powered jobs, neglecting their children, to pay...
  • Presidential hopefuls' spouses come under scrutiny

    10/18/2011 9:55:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 18, 2011 | BETH FOUHY
    NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Romney is a smiling presence at her husband's side. Gloria Cain doesn't campaign at all. And Anita Perry raised eyebrows with her claim that her husband had been "brutalized" for his faith. The wives — and one husband — of the 2012 presidential contenders are still learning to manage the unforgiving scrutiny that comes with their role. A spouse can be a priceless asset, validating and humanizing the candidate in voters' eyes. But an absent spouse can raise questions, and a provocative comment from a spouse can wound the candidate or pull him or her...
  • Wife, ex-wife in brawl at mall

    06/15/2011 8:28:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 15, 2011 | Dennis Sullivan
    A chance encounter at the Orland Square Mall turned into a brawl for the wife and ex-wife of a Chicago man, police said. Orland Park Police cited Migdalia Rodriguez, 48, of the 10100 block of Morgan Street in Chicago and Lynnette M. Love, 50, of the 8400 block of Maryland Avenue in Chicago, for violating a village ordinance against battery around 4:15 p.m. May 25 after each demanded the arrest of the other.
  • N.Korean Soldiers' Wives Flee Hardship at Home

    03/04/2011 6:11:48 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/04/11
    N.Korean Soldiers' Wives Flee Hardship at Home Increasing numbers of wives of North Korean soldiers are fleeing the Stalinist country despite its "songun" or military-first doctrine, Open Radio for North Korea said Thursday. Quoting a source in Hoeryong, North Hamgyong Province, the Seoul-based shortwave station said the wives of active-duty servicemen "are bravely deciding to flee the North, leaving their husbands behind, because they find it impossible to eke out a living there." The source claimed a broker of his acquaintance helped four women who are married to soldiers flee the North in February alone. "They suffered even more severe...
  • Man gets 120 lashes for having six wives

    02/20/2010 5:48:51 PM PST · by myknowledge · 58 replies · 858+ views
    UPI ^ | February 19, 2010
    JIZAN, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A Saudi Arabian court handed down a 120-lash sentence to a man who was simultaneously married to six women -- two more than the legal limit. The man, whose name was not released, told the Jizan province court he did not know he was violating Shariah, Islamic law, by having more than four wives at the same time, the BBC reported Friday. The defendant, a member of the Saudi Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, a religious police force, was also ordered to read two chapters of the Koran...
  • Political prisoners' wives harassed in Havana

    04/25/2010 5:33:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 295+ views
    bbc ^ | 4/25/10 | staff
    Wives and mothers of political prisoners' in Cuba have again been prevented from marching in Havana. Six women - known as the Ladies in White - were surrounded by an angry mob of pro-government supporters and then pushed off the street into a park. The women stood silently for several hours as the crowd shouted insults and pro-revolutionary slogan
  • Man gets 120 lashes for having six wives

    02/19/2010 8:15:00 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 50 replies · 1,493+ views
    upi ^ | Feb. 19, 2010
    JIZAN, Saudi Arabia, - A Saudi Arabian court handed down a 120-lash sentence to a man who was simultaneously married to six women -- two more than the legal limit. The man, whose name was not released, told the Jizan province court he did not know he was violating Shariah, Islamic law, by having more than four wives at the same time, the BBC reported Friday. The defendant, a member of the Saudi Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, a religious police force, was also ordered to read two chapters of the Koran and was banned...
  • U.K. Church Leader: 'Wives, Submit to Your Husbands'

    02/13/2010 10:02:47 AM PST · by camerongood210 · 22 replies · 416+ views
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, February 13, 2010 | AP
    A pair of British church leaders are under fire for preaching in sermons that "modern women's" lack of obedience is to blame for the country's high divorce rate, The Daily Mail reported. Vicar Angus MacLeay urged the congregation at St. Nicholas Church in Sevenoaks, Kent, to "submit" to their husbands. A few days later, Curate Mark Oden preached, "We know marriage is not working." "We only need to look at figures -- one in four children have divorced parents. Wives, submit to your own husbands," Oden said. MacLeay is a leading member of the evangelical group Reform, which opposes the...
  • Farmers sell wives after crops fail

    09/08/2009 9:58:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 925+ views
    Irish Examiner ^ | 9/8/09 | Dielle D’Souza
    FARMERS in north India are selling their wives to survive, it has been revealed. Left without money due to failing crops, farmers in Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh, have reportedly sold their wives to money lenders for 4,000-12,000 rupees (€55-€170). The more beautiful the woman, the higher the price, it was claimed. The deals are allegedly being settled on a legal stamp paper under the heading Vivaha Anubandh (marriage contract). Most of the women are illiterate and cannot read the "contract".
  • ‘Her War’ Podcast Aims to Help Military Wives

    05/20/2009 4:16:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 166+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 20, 2009 – When Melissa Seligman’s husband left for his second deployment to Iraq, she knew all too well what was expected of her. Melissa Seligman is the host of the new ‘Her War’ podcast for military wives dealing with deployment issues. Seligman also is the author of "The Day After He Left for Iraq." Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “I was expected to be the nice, caring, understanding military wife and mom,” Seligman said. “No military wife wants to admit that she is hurt -- and sometimes angry and very fearful -- of...
  • Saudi judge says slapping wife for overspending is ok

    05/10/2009 5:31:42 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 14 replies · 969+ views
    AFP via News.com.au ^ | May 10, 2009
    A SAUDI judge has told a seminar on domestic violence that it is okay for a man to slap his wife for lavish spending, a local newspaper has reported. Jeddah judge Hamad al-Razine gave the example of overspending to buy a high-end abaya, the head-to toe black shroud Saudi women have to wear in public, as justifying a smack for one's wife, Arab News said. ”If a person gives 1,200 riyals ($423.50) to his wife and she spends 900 riyals ($317.65) to purchase an abaya from a brand shop, and if her husband slaps her on the face as a...
  • Nigerian faces death for 86 wives

    08/21/2008 4:01:48 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 46 replies · 170+ views
    BBC ^ | 21 August 2008 | Staff
    Nigeria's Islamic authority has told the man who has 86 wives to choose only four and repent within three days or else he will be sentenced to death. The Jamatu Nasril Islam (JNI) passed their verdict on Mohammed Bello Abubakar, 84, according to Sharia law. This comes two weeks after the Nigerian press and the BBC reported on the case. Talking to the media then, Mr Abubakar challenged Muslim scholars, saying there is no punishment stated in the Koran for having more than four wives. However, Mr Abubakar advised other men not to follow his example and marry 86 women....
  • British Men Prefer Cars to Partners!

    08/04/2008 7:48:04 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 13 replies · 146+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 08.04.2008 | ANI
    A new survey has shown that most Brit men would ditch their wives or girlfriends rather than give up their car. According to the survey of 18,547 AA members, about three per cent of men would choose a motor over a partner and two per cent of women feel the same. As many as 15 percent would give up drinking or holidays rather than go carless, while four percent would get rid of pets and 3 percent would even quit their job. Motorists in the West Midlands, Wales and Northern Ireland seemed most attached to their cars. Overall, 79 per...
  • America Supports You: Group’s Quilts Get Cameo on ‘Army Wives’

    05/09/2008 5:20:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 140+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    CHARLESTON AIR FORCE BASE, S.C., May 9, 2008 – They didn’t have any lines, and if it weren’t for their bright colors against the spartan background of a C-17 Globemaster’s cargo bay, quilts produced by the South Carolina Quilts of Valor troop-support organization might have gone unnoticed. Extras portray wounded soldiers for a scene in an upcoming episode of Lifetime Network’s “Army Wives.” The scene, featuring quilts made by members of South Carolina Quilts of Valor, was filmed on Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., on May 5, 2008. Defense Department photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution...
  • ‘Army Wives’ Cast Works to Create Realistic Military Parallel

    05/06/2008 4:21:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    CHARLESTON AIR FORCE BASE, S.C., May 6, 2008 – Drama can occasionally creep into the lives of military families, but since last season, it’s been a sure thing for the military families portrayed on Lifetime Network’s top-rated show. Natalie McQueen and her daughter, MacKenzie, 5, holding a "Welcome Home" sign, were extras during filming for "Army Wives" on May 5, 2008, at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. The Lifetime Network show, which normally films on a former military installation in the area, was filming the fourth episode of its second season on the base. Defense Department photo by Samantha...
  • Army Wives Go on Air with Talk Radio

    04/24/2008 7:47:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 81+ views
    Army.mil ^ | Elizabeth M. Lorge
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 14, 2008) - Every Monday night at 8 p.m. a group of Army wives gathers to hear news, relationship advice, parenting tips and deployment support, but this isn't your traditional readiness or support group. Most of the women haven't met and don't even know each other's names. But over the Internet radio waves and blogs, "Army Wife Talk Radio" founder and host Tara Crooks tries to help Army Families and empower Army spouses. "I just wanted to mention how much fun I had yesterday rocking out to last month's AWTR shows on my Ipod! It...
  • Al-Qaida: Struggle needs wives willing to let their men go to heaven

    03/06/2008 7:43:47 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 33 replies · 247+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar 6, 2008 | AP
    Al-Qaida in Afghanistan needs electrical engineers, medical doctors, Islamic scholars and, in particular, understanding wives, announced the movement's commander in a new audio message Thursday. Mustafa Abu al-Yazeed, the self-proclaimed leader of the movement's Afghan branch, gave a 45-minute recruitment speech in a tape entitled, "They've lied, now comes the combat," that appeared on militant Islamist Web sites, and slammed Arab leaders for being traitors. He urged scholars, doctors and electrical engineers to join the Mujahideen in their fight "because the combat needs all expertise and efforts." Abu al-Yazeed also called on the parents to allow their sons to fight....
  • Pueblo wives remember

    01/23/2008 10:14:56 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 181+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/23/08 | Steve Liewer
    American Forces Network radio chattered in the background as Pat Kell fed and dressed her four children in Japan the morning of Jan. 23, 1968.A month earlier, her husband – Chief Petty Officer James Kell – volunteered for a secret mission aboard a World War II cargo ship newly refitted with communications gear. The vessel deployed from Yokosuka, Japan, after a voyage from San Diego.Through the broadcast buzz, Pat Kell thought she heard the name of her husband's ship: Pueblo.That can't be right, she thought. None of the crew members' families had known where the ship was going. In fact, few...
  • Swaziland King has eyes for 14th wife

    09/04/2007 7:26:51 AM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 6 replies · 450+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | Sept 04, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    Tens of thousands of chanting, bare-breasted maidens have paraded before the King of Swaziland, many of them hoping to catch his eye and be picked out to become his 14th wife. The annual Umhlanga, or reed dance, which finishes today at the royal residence in Ludzidzini, is a magnificent display of national tradition and pride in one of Africa's smallest countries. Officials claimed that 100,000 unmarried girls and women, almost 10 per cent of the entire population, presented the Queen Mother, or Indlovukazi - Great She-Elephant - with newly cut reeds to act as a windbreak around her compound. As...
  • Men Have Evolved To Choose Young Wives

    08/28/2007 7:26:47 PM PDT · by blam · 81 replies · 2,180+ views
    Men have evolved to choose young wives Last Updated: 12:01am BST 29/08/2007 There is a 25 year age gap between Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas Men have evolved to seek wives and girlfriends who are younger than they are to maximise their chances of reproducing, researchers have found. Couples are most likely to have a greater number of children if the man is about six years older. A team from Vienna University studied more than 11,600 Swedish men and women, aged 45-55, and their partners and found that relationships in which the man was six years older than the...
  • Three Army Wives Find Ways to Cope with Deployments

    04/30/2007 5:23:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 691+ views
    FORT DRUM, N.Y., April 30, 2007 – Being an Army wife can be difficult. Being an Army wife at the 10th Mountain Division’s Fort Drum can be even more challenging, since the 10th is one of the Army’s most deployed divisions. Carrie Murray, with her daughter Ellie, 9, and son Austin, 7. Murray's husband, a soldier with the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Drum, N.Y., has been deployed five times in their 14 years of marriage. Courtesy Photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Of the three brigades at Fort Drum, one can usually assume that two...
  • Man with 107 wives jailed (Guess who)

    04/03/2007 4:31:40 AM PDT · by Cornpone · 7 replies · 704+ views
    News24 (South Africa) ^ | 3 April 2007 | News24
    Jakarta - A 74-year-old Indonesian with 107 wives has reportedly been jailed for beating one of them in front of three others - because he suspected she had been unfaithful. The victim recounted the crime to police on Muslim-majority Indonesia's main island of Java, the Koran Tempo newspaper said. A local police chief was quoted as saying that the husband, Abdurahman, was guilty of torturing Tariah, his second wife. Islam permits up to four wives and polygamy is thought to be widespread in Indonesia. Only four of Abdurahman's wives were still living with him. He said he had 41 children...
  • America Supports You: Wounded Warriors’ Wives Get Help

    03/29/2007 6:39:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 106+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 29, 2007 – Understanding the critical role spouses play in the recovery of wounded warriors, Operation Homefront has created the Wounded Warrior Wives Project to help them navigate the challenges they may face. “While the military sees to their physical health, the key to the short- and long-term stability and full restoration of our wounded warriors lies in the support of their spouses,” Meredith Leyva, founder of Operation Homefront, said. “It is the spouses, not the wounded warriors, who are most responsible for key family issues such as financial viability and seeking assistance.” The Wounded Warrior Wives...
  • Wives of jailed dissidents urge Sheehan to visit Cuba's prisons

    01/08/2007 12:18:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,187+ views
    ap on Daily Comet ^ | 1/8/07 | Vanessa Arrington - ap
    Wives and mothers of Cuban political prisoners urged U.S. peace activist Cindy Sheehan on Monday to visit the island's state-run jails during her weeklong trip to Cuba to call for the closure of the U.S.-operated Guantanamo prison. The Ladies in White, a group of women demanding the release of their loved ones, described what they called "inhumane" conditions at Cuba's prisons in a letter for Sheehan that was sent to international reporters. The group said it was trying to get a copy to Sheehan as well. "At the same time you and your noble followers fight for the closure of...
  • (Vanity) Confessions of a Crunchy Con, or, You Can't Judge a Conservative by his Birkenstocks

    10/01/2006 6:35:05 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 48 replies · 2,350+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 10-01-2006 | grey_whiskers
    If I recall correctly, the term “crunchy con” does not refer to someone who has stolen a box of Captain Crunch. It refers to the term “crunchy conservative” and was popularized (if not invented) by Rod Dreher of National Review. For a sample discussion, check out this link. Yes, I know what you’re thinking—“First William F. Buckley comes out for legalization of drugs, and now supposed conservatives are talking of Birkenstocks! Fifth Columnists, all of them!” I wouldn’t blame you for thinking like that. I used to think that way myself. But that was before I joined the ranks of...
  • Army Wives Get Death Threats From Iraq (UK)

    06/24/2006 6:57:16 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 947+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-25-2006 | Sean Rayment
    Army wives get phone death threats from Iraq By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent (Filed: 25/06/2006) Wives and family members of soldiers fighting in Iraq have received telephone calls, believed to include death threats, from insurgents, according to military documents seen by The Sunday Telegraph. The "nuisance" calls have been made with increasing frequency over the past few weeks after insurgents managed to obtain home numbers from soldiers' mobile telephones. The growing number of calls has led to an investigation by the Royal Military Police, which has issued a warning to all soldiers in Iraq to take great care when using...
  • 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...
  • Opening Our Hearts to Ephesians 5

    04/17/2006 9:59:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies · 571+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 04-17-06 | Jim Curley
    by Jim Curley Other Articles by Jim Curley Opening Our Hearts to Ephesians 5 04/17/06 It has a reputation as a hard teaching; Ephesians, Chapter 5 — you know, that passage which many preachers dodge or avoid, (either because they can’t figure out what it means, don’t agree with St. Paul, or are afraid of backlash from the congregation). Yes, I am talking about “let women be subject to their husbands…” (Eph 5:22). We need to contemplate and embrace St. Paul’s teachings on marriage, and this is part of it. In This Article...Seeking UnderstandingOthers of SignificanceDignity and Service Seeking Understanding First,...
  • Muslims trawl web for wives

    04/10/2006 3:30:56 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies · 837+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4/9/06
    MUSLIM men in Australia are trawling "marriage websites" looking for second wives in what Immigration officials say is a growing illegal trade. And Muslim leaders have warned that men who take second wives from overseas face jail or deportation. A Sunday Herald Sun investigation has found Muslim men are using the internet to attract second wives with promises of financial security. Immigration officials are investigating a growing number of second marriages and say anyone found to have committed bigamy will be prosecuted. "Muslims are required to follow the law of the land and since the law of Australia prohibits a...
  • Experts: Preachers' Wives Often Struggle

    04/01/2006 6:40:33 PM PST · by twippo · 415 replies · 5,739+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2006 | WOODY BAIRD
    SELMER, Tenn. - Mary Winkler was the quiet, unassuming wife of a small-town, by-the-Bible preacher, seemingly devoted to church and family. But now her husband, Matthew, is dead and she is charged with shooting him in the back with a shotgun. Authorities won't discuss a motive, and church members say they didn't see any indication she was unhappy. But experts say preachers' wives often struggle with depression and isolation, expected to be exemplars of Christian virtue while bearing unique pressures on their private and public lives. Gayle Haggard, author of "A Life Embraced: A Hopeful Guide for the Pastor's Wife,"...
  • OIF widow visits base, encourages wives to not forget spouses’ sacrifices

    03/30/2006 4:55:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 216+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Sha'ahn Williams
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (March 30, 2006) -- When 24-year-old Emily Dieruf learned that her husband of three months, Cpl. Nich Dieruf, had been killed in an ambush in Al Anbar Provence, Iraq in April 2004, the blissful newlywed was devastated. Initially after the tragic news, Dieruf and other family members decided to establish the Cpl. Nich Dieruf Memorial Fund in an effort to keep Nich’s name alive. The fund was to provide financial assistance to Marine families living in the Dieruf’s hometown of Lexington, Ky. Through a family friend, Dieruf learned that another Kentucky based non-profit organization, USA...
  • Documents Show Army Seized Wives As Tactic

    01/27/2006 10:58:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 90 replies · 2,346+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/27/06 | Charles J. Handley - ap
    The U.S. Army in Iraq has at least twice seized and jailed the wives of suspected insurgents in hopes of "leveraging" their husbands into surrender, U.S. military documents show. In one case, a secretive task force locked up the young mother of a nursing baby, a U.S. intelligence officer reported. In the case of a second detainee, one American colonel suggested to another that they catch her husband by tacking a note to the family's door telling him "to come get his wife." The issue of female detentions in Iraq has taken on a higher profile since kidnappers seized American...
  • Does it Pass the Wife Check? (Look what I bought, honey!)

    01/21/2006 4:07:15 PM PST · by CAWats · 5 replies · 288+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | January 21, 2006 | Jen Haberkorn
    Eyeing an intricate DVD player or clunky home theater speakers? Better check with your spouse first. The idea of checking with a mate before purchasing a big-ticket item may not be a new idea, but its name, spouse acceptance factor -- usually called wife acceptance factor for the greater number of men interested in electronics -- is building steam among technology gurus and electronics manufacturers. Women control 88 percent of electronics purchases, whether they make the purchase or influence what their spouse buys, according to research by the Consumer Electronics Association. Whether an item passes the wife acceptance factor, or...
  • Greetings from home - Wives and girlfriends pose for their men

    09/27/2005 8:36:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 6,870+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 9/27/05 | Evan Henderson
    Beverly Moody poses seductively on a bed, wearing an old-fashioned slip over vintage bra and panties, a vintage telephone in hand. With the cord wrapped provocatively around her legs, the 27-year-old hairdresser smiles teasingly as photographer Lori Mann snaps away at the Pink Kitty Studios in Eagle Rock, a studio that specializes in turning out pinups like those that kept G.I. morale high in World War II. Moody's photos are meant for only one person - her boyfriend, a Navy SEAL stationed in Afghanistan. "This is our wartime," she explains. "Our generation, we're the young ones who have our husbands...
  • Belarusian contributes to baby boom in Siberia

    08/30/2005 9:47:15 AM PDT · by jb6 · 182+ views
    Gateway to Russia ^ | 16 April 2004
    [Presenter] A loving heart is not a crime. The members of the most famous family in Evenki Autonomous Area are sure of that. A married quartet has been established there instead of a married couple. The modern Siberian harem raises grounds for gossips for some and wins respect among others. Our special correspondent Ayrat Shevaliyev reports from Evenki Autonomous Area. [Correspondent] The Evenki village of Nidym is the end of the world on its own and the house of Ivan Divonis is the end of the end. The house is at the end of the village and the endless taiga...
  • Punishing Disobedient Wives

    08/24/2005 3:38:13 AM PDT · by Salman · 80 replies · 5,610+ views
    Arab News ^ | Tuesday, 23, August, 2005 (18, Rajab, 1426) | Ghada Al-Hori Al-Watan
    I find it unacceptable when some people twist the meaning of a particular verse in the Holy Qur’an — especially the one which permits a husband to beat his disobedient wife. Those who do the twisting must understand that the permission is only given under certain circumstances and that the beating is intended as a remedy for specific situations. It is unfortunate that some well-known and respected Muslim scholars have either willingly or unwillingly joined a campaign seeking to distort the meaning of that particular verse. In many cases, they have given a different meaning from the one actually intended...
  • America Supports You: Group Eases Financial Burden for Patients, Families

    07/25/2005 5:53:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 523+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | July 25, 2005 | Rudi Williams
    WASHINGTON, July 24, 2005 – A group based here at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here has stepped forward to help families of wounded servicemembers with expenses to stay in the area while their loved ones recover in this high-cost area. Out of concern for the overwhelming number of family members of war-wounded servicemembers showing up at the hospital's doorstep needing financial assistance, the Walter Reed command asked the Walter Reed Society to help. "So on March 19, 2004, we created the Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom Family Support Fund," said retired Army Sgt. Maj. Daniel J. Bullis, the society's...
  • Teambuilders revisit family deployment program (USMC Families)

    07/07/2005 4:36:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 465+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | July 7, 2005 | Cpl. J.R. Stence
    MCAS CHERRY POINT, N.C. (July 6, 2005) -- “All that she knows is that daddy is fighting the bad guys. She wants to go and fight the bad guys so daddy can come home. To hear a four-year old say that is enough to break your heart.” Carley’s daughter, Isabela, has been without her father, Staff Sgt. Robert Jacobson, since he deployed to Iraq with Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4 approximately six months ago. And, six days before he left, his wife bore his firstborn son, Xander. The Jacobsons’ occupy a rare place in American society, but within the...
  • Blow to machismo as Spain forces men to do housework

    04/08/2005 11:09:19 AM PDT · by iceemonster · 82 replies · 2,180+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | April 8, 2005 | Giles Tremlett
    Spanish men will have to learn to change nappies and don washing-up gloves under the terms of a new law designed to strike a blow at centuries of Latin machismo. The law, due to be passed this month, is likely to provoke a revolution in family affairs in a country where 40% of men reportedly do no housework at all. It will oblige men to "share domestic responsibilities and the care and attention" of children and elderly family members, according to the draft approved by the Spanish parliament's justice commission. This will become part of the marriage contract at civil...
  • 3rd MAW families welcome Marines, sailors home

    03/11/2005 5:30:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 478+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | 03/07/05 | Lance Cpl. Skye Jones
    3rd MAW families welcome Marines, sailors homeSubmitted by: MCAS MiramarStory Identification #: 20053910339Story by Lance Cpl. Skye Jones MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. (Mar. 7, 2005) -- Maj. Gen. Keith Stalder, commanding general, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and more than 230 3rd MAW Marines returned home to Miramar March 7 after supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, completing the unit's longest deployment in its 62-year history. "I'm so excited and relieved that he's finally back. This time hopefully it's for good," smiled Bethany Stalder, the 22-year-old daughter of the 3rd MAW commander. "I'm extremely proud of him and I'm glad...
  • Japan's desperate housewives happy to pay for sexual healing

    03/06/2005 2:59:23 AM PST · by MadIvan · 52 replies · 4,214+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | March 6, 2005 | JULIAN RYALL
    THE women who flock to Dr Kim Myong-gan’s clinic in a western suburb of Tokyo are desperate. Invariably they are well-dressed, intelligent and from outwardly stable and normal households.There is, however, something very important missing from their married lives: sex. "Almost all the women who come to the clinic are married, but those marriages have been sexless for five years, 10 years, even 15 years," says Kim, a sexologist whose radical therapy techniques have won him adulation among Japan’s long-suffering female population. The prescription for their pain is a date with a member of his hand-picked "sex volunteer corps". A...
  • Domestic violence in the Quran

    02/15/2005 7:45:39 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 222+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 14, 2005 | James Arlandson
    Does the Quran permit husbands to hit their wives, or not? Summer Hathout is a prosecutor in Los Angeles, an activist for women’s rights, and a Muslim. She denies that Islam promotes domestic violence, concluding in her short article: To those of us who know Islam and the Quran, violence against women is so antithetical to the teachings of Islam that we look at those who use our religion against us as misguided, misinformed or malevolent. On the other hand, Saudi television aired a talk show that discussed this issue. Scrolling three-fourths of the way down the link, the readers...
  • A few Ha-Has for the Distaff side of FR.

    12/05/2004 10:10:24 AM PST · by SandRat · 91 replies · 2,409+ views
    Mrs. SandRat | UNKNOWN | UNKNOWN
    WOMAN'S PERFECT BREAKFAST She's sitting at the table with her gourmet coffee. Her son is on the cover of the Wheaties box. Her daughter is on the cover of Business Week. Her boyfriend is on the cover of Playgirl. And her ex-husband is on the back of the milk carton. WOMEN'S REVENGE "Cash, check or charge?" I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse. "So, do you always carry your TV remote?" I asked. "No, she replied, but my...