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  • Divorce Alert: Tax Bill Targets Alimony Deduction

    11/07/2017 12:19:30 PM PST · by Mariner · 116 replies
    Kiplinger via Yahoo ^ | November 7th, 2017 | Chris Chen
    Since details of the new tax overhaul bill were released on Nov. 2, people of all income levels and ages have been trying to figure out how they could be affected going forward. One group of folks not likely to be happy: those paying alimony. Section 1309 of the House bill would eliminate the deductibility of alimony. Killing the alimony deduction is one of the smaller revenue targets for the House Republican tax bill, yet it is exceedingly significant to the people affected. Under current rules, alimony payors may deduct their payments from their taxable incomes, thus lowering their income...
  • Why parents should never spank children

    11/06/2017 2:15:54 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 94 replies
    The Conversation ^ | Oct 29, 2017 | T.O. Afifi, E. Romano
    The research clearly shows that spanking is related to an increased likelihood of many poor health, social and developmental outcomes. These poor outcomes include mental health problems, substance use, suicide attempts and physical health conditions along with developmental, behavioural, social and cognitive problems. Equally important, there are no research studies showing that spanking is beneficial for children. Those who say spanking is safe for a child if done in a specific way are, it would seem, simply expressing opinions. And these opinions are not supported by scientific evidence.
  • STDs at all-time high: Where does Arizona rank?

    10/27/2017 11:08:35 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 45 replies
    Tucson News ^ | October 26, 2017 | Staff
    TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - According to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in the United States reached all-time highs in 2016. In the U.S., there were 1.6 million cases of chlamydia and 470,000 cases of gonorrhea last year. “Increases in STDs are a clear warning of a growing threat,” said Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. “STDs are a persistent enemy, growing in number, and outpacing our ability to respond.” The increase...
  • Huma Abedin And Anthony Weiner Show Up At Divorce Court

    09/13/2017 12:17:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/13/17 | Julia Marsh and Reuven Fenton
    Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner both showed up to a Manhattan courthouse Wednesday to go before a divorce judge. Abedin, the longtime close aide to Hillary Clinton, arrived at 2:05 p.m., wearing a trim black suit and high black pumps, carrying a white handbag. She was with her lawyer and only offered a polite, “Hi” to reporters. Thirty seconds later, Weiner arrived with his lawyer. The disgraced former congressman from Queens wore black slacks, blue-grey blazer, brown shoes. “I have no comment at all,” he said as he posed for photographers. “Got what you need? I’d hate for you guys...
  • Snopes On Verge Of Collapse After Founder Is Accused Of Fraud, Lies, and Prostitutes

    09/07/2017 6:04:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/26/17 | Alana Goodman
    Fact-checking' website Snopes is asking its users for help in a GoFundMe saying an 'outside vendor' is 'holding it hostage'   But the site which claims to be 'transparent' and to tell people the facts they need to know hasn't told those donating everything that is going onIn fact it is at the center of a bitter legal battle with its CEO being accused of fraud, lies, conspiracy and putting prostitutes and his honeymoon on expensesDavid Mikkelson set up company which owns in 2003 with then wife Barbara but she sold her 50 per cent stake during bitter divorceOwners of...
  • This is why baby boomers are divorcing at a stunning rate

    09/06/2017 7:15:26 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 109 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 08/19/2017 | Angela Moore
    Looking ahead to the next phase of life can seem pretty dreadful if you can’t stand the person who you’ll be spending it with. That may be what some boomers are facing. Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990s, according to a recent Pew Research Center report. Statistically speaking we’re healthier and probably going to be living a lot longer — possibly 30 years longer — than average retirees once did. The surge in late-in-life — or “gray” — divorce is one possibly unintended consequence of this so-called longevity bonus. Read:...
  • Divorce coach advises women how to leave their husbands

    09/03/2017 6:04:56 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 121 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/01/2017 | Alison Maloney
    A divorce coach who charges $2,500 a session to advise women how to leave their husbands has insisted she is not a “marriage wrecker.” Single Emma Heptonstall ditched her high-flying job as a lawyer and set herself up as a self-proclaimed “divorce alchemist” — teaching mainly women, but occasionally men, how to have “happy splits.” The 44-year-old said: “I’m the divorce alchemist for ladies who leave. I know some people think I am not in a position to advise, having never been married, but I think that makes me objective.” “I’m not going to compare my situation with other people’s...

    08/31/2017 9:05:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 39 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/31/17 | Lock Piatt
    On the first day, He sadly packed his belongings into boxes, crates and Suitcases. On the second day, He had the movers come and collect his things. On the third day, He sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining-room table, by Candle-light; he put on some soft background music, and feasted on a pound Of shrimp, a jar of caviar, and a bottle of wine. When he'd Finished, he went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten Shrimps dipped in caviar into the hollow center of the curtain Rods. He then cleaned up The...
  • India's Supreme Court Declares Triple Talaq Unconstitutional

    08/22/2017 11:12:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Dunya News ^ | 22 August,2017
    India’s top court on Tuesday banned a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, ending a long tradition that many Muslim women had fiercely opposed. The Supreme Court ruled that the practice of "triple talaq", whereby Muslim men can divorce their wives by reciting the word talaq (divorce) three times, was both unconstitutional and un-Islamic. Victims including Shayara Bano, whose husband used triple talaq to divorce her by letter in 2015, had approached India’s highest court to ask for a ruling. A panel of five judges from India’s major faiths -- Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and...
  • Medicated Kids (A short vanity)

    08/19/2017 6:04:17 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 22 replies
    I remember a LOT of discussion during the '80s and '90s about what was going to happen in the future to the kids whose parents were feeding them mood-altering drugs like Ritalin to calm the little hellions down. Are we seeing the results right now?
  • If You Are Married to a Trump Supporter, Divorce Them

    08/13/2017 6:22:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 135 replies
    Harper's Bazaar ^ | August 11, 2017 | Jennifer Wright
    With every week, life under the Trump administration becomes more unnerving. The administration is trying to “phase out” the 15,000 trans people in the military, Trump is basically threatening nuclear war with North Korea and Mueller is tapping a Grand Jury to look into the Russia connection. We live in interesting times, and by interesting, I mean on the very verge of the second dark ages. Or, at least, some people believe that. Other people believe everything is fine, somehow.
  • Anthony Scaramucci's wife files for divorce over Trump support:

    07/28/2017 2:26:50 PM PDT · by Coronal · 137 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 28, 2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    Anthony Scaramucci's wife, Deidre Ball, has filed for divorce from the White House's new communications director, according to a new report. "Deidre has left him and has filed for divorce," a source told Page Six. "She liked the nice Wall Street life and their home on Long Island, not the insane world of D.C. She is tired of his naked ambition, which is so enormous that it left her at her wits' end. She has left him even though they have two children together."
  • (This is Parental Alienation Folks) Verdict in Craig Rideout Murder Trial

    07/26/2017 8:41:45 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 7 replies ^ | 7/25/2017 | Alexis Arnold
    The jury reached a verdict in the Craig Rideout murder trial on Tuesday. Laura Rideout and her son Colin were both found guilty of murder and tampering with evidence. Laura Rideout was also found guilty of burglary. Alex Rideout was found guilty of tampering with evidence. Paul Tucci was found not guilty on all counts. Craig Rideout's estranged wife Laura, his sons Alex and Colin, and Laura’s boyfriend Paul Tucci were charged with murder and tampering with evidence. The four were accused of strangling Craig Rideout. The 50-year-old's body was found dumped near a farm field in Penn Yan. The...
  • Marriage and Divorce in American Politics

    07/11/2017 12:40:51 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/11/17 | Linda Goudsmit
    President Donald Trump’s Warsaw speech was an affirmation of American democracy and love of country - an America first kind of speech from an American President still married to America and American democracy CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny described President Trump’s Warsaw speech: “This is a white America, America first kind of speech.” Bobblehead Jeff Zeleny got it half right which is a record these days at CNN - it was an America first kind of speech. The Leftist Democratic Party of America has divorced itself from American democracy and found a new partner in Leftist-style globalism. Most marriages...
  • The Carnage of Divorce

    06/29/2017 7:47:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 58 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-29-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Carnage of Divorce Msgr. Charles Pope • June 28, 2017 • Almost two decades ago, as a younger priest, I remember trying to save a marriage. Sadly, by the second counseling session I concluded that the couple really had no intention of trying to save the marriage. Rather, they were looking to me to assuage their guilt and to console them by telling them they were really “doing the right thing,” that God wanted them to be happy and would not mind if they divorced. I could do no such thing.At a critical moment the couple said, in...
  • Harvard Study Shows the Main Reason Wives Divorce Husbands [Husbands Not Making Money] [ed]

    06/27/2017 5:28:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | June 21, 2017 | Jon Miltimore
    It’s common knowledge that roughly half of marriages today end in divorce. This is up significantly from the 1960s, when about 30 percent of marriages ended in divorce within 15 years. The underlying social and economic changes that have spurred this increase remain a bit of a mystery. But the topic was taken up in a massive 2016 study conducted by Harvard sociology professor Alexandra Killewald.
  • 4 Cardinals Request That Pope Clarify Stance on Divorce, Remarriage

    06/26/2017 1:47:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    Four theologically conservative cardinals have sent a new letter to Pope Francis asking for the head of the 1 billion-strong Roman Catholic Church to clarify his stance on divorce and remarriage. (Photo: Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church addresses the faithful at the St. Peter's Square in Rome.Posted by Vatican journalist Sandro Magister to his blog earlier this week, the letter was signed by Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, emeritus archbishop of Bologna, on behalf of himself and the other three cardinals and was sent in late April amid confusion in the church body.At issue was the release in April...
  • The Three Divorce Magnets: Knowing the pitfalls that can derail a marriage will help you avoid them

    06/17/2017 6:57:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/17/2017 | Diane Medved
    EditorÂ’s Note: The following is excerpted from Diane MedvedÂ’s DonÂ’t Divorce, and reprinted here with permission. On June 21, the author and her husband, radio host Michael Medved, will join NR senior editor Jay Nordlinger for a public conversation at SeattleÂ’s Town Hall, hosted by the Discovery Institute. Space is limited, so please pre-register here. Even the best marriages are subject to forces in our pro-divorce culture that exert pressure toward dissatisfaction. TheyÂ’re magnets that tug spouses apart in their moments of ennui, frustration, or anger, and the inertia of their pull can ultimately propel them to a receptive...
  • Wife desperate for a divorce sets up her husband to cheat on her with a female underwear [tr]

    06/07/2017 6:15:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 7, 2017 | Staff
    A woman desperate for a divorce took part in an experiment to find out whether her husband could be tempted to cheat on her. The woman called Julie, from the US, appeared on the popular YouTube channel To Catch a Cheater. She explained that she wanted a reason to divorce her husband so turned to the infidelity experts.
  • Thanks to Trump, Germany says it can’t rely on the United States. What does that mean?

    05/28/2017 12:25:53 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 156 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2017 | Henry Farrell
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a crowd Sunday in southern Germany that Europe can no longer rely on foreign partners. Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.” Offering a tough review in the wake of Trump’s trip to visit E.U., NATO and Group of Seven leaders last week, Merkel told a packed Bavarian beer hall rally that the days when Europe could rely on others was “over to a certain extent. This is what I have experienced in the...