Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,806
60%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 60%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: family

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Taxpayer funded ABC discusses the virtues of using sex robots

    11/09/2018 1:04:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Caldron Pool ^ | November 7, 2018 | Caldron Pool
    The ABC is being slammed, yet again. This time for their most recent episode of Q&A, where sexologist Nikki Goldstein suggested socially inept people could benefit from sex bots. “I feel like there are people who really do struggle to have these intimate connections,” Goldstein said. “I’ve interviewed people before that go to brothels, and they feel that the only way they can have this girlfriend experience is to be paying for it. They don’t necessarily want to be there.” “Now when I think of sex robots and where we’re going with A.I. technology, I feel like that’s the perfect...
  • Teen girl allegedly shot by her mom while sleeping has died

    11/08/2018 5:48:51 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | Nov. 7, 2018 | Jackie Salo
    A 16-year-old Oklahoma girl who was allegedly shot in her sleep by her mother has died from her injuries, officials said. Kloee Toliver was wounded in the head Nov. 1 when her 39-year-old mother, Amy Hall, opened fire at their home in Nuyaka, about 35 miles southwest of Tulsa, according to Tulsa World. Police said the mom also fatally shot her 18-year-old son, Kayson Toliver, the same morning while he was asleep in his room.
  • For the first time in the world, two women have carried the same baby

    10/31/2018 2:52:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    WFAA-TV ^ | 10/26/18 | Sonia Azad
    This story is the story about an amazing medical advance that allowed one same-sex North Texas couple to do what was otherwise impossible.
  • The incredible story of 2 Turkish families who fled persecution via the Evros River to Greece

    10/30/2018 6:35:24 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | October 28, 2018 | SCF
    “We were in a beat-up dingy as we crossed the Evros River at night. When I suddenly realized after 20 minutes that we were on our way to hitting some brush between two small islets, I said, “Are we going to die like the mother and her three children who drowned seven days ago?’”Kürşad Alçı, a 41-year-old math teacher, left Turkey for Greece by crossing the Evros River together with his wife and colleague, 39-year-old physics teacher Sabahat and their daughters Melahat (9) and Saadet (7) at 01:00 a.m. on July 27, 2018. After their boat capsized, they endured an...
  • The Value of Virginity

    10/24/2018 10:58:15 AM PDT · by MeganC · 55 replies
    MeganC ^ | 24 October 2018 | MeganC
    About a year ago I saw a feminist program which talked about how virginity wasn't such a big deal and how girls should feel free to experience their sexuality so long as pills, creams, condoms, and legal consent forms were involved. Through the course of the program the act of sex was reduced to little more than a routine biological function akin to going to the bathroom or eating. Ironically, as the program sought to warn girls about being objectified it also managed to reduce men into support systems for penises. And the sole purpose of the penis was clearly...
  • Elizabeth Warren goes back to Oklahoma to emphasize her family roots

    10/21/2018 1:02:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/20/18 | Jess Bidgood
    NORMAN, Okla. — When a group appeared with a video camera among the single-story bungalows on their street, the neighbors were mystified. Delores Clark was dirty from tending the garden. Sheena Jones had just moved in. Neither of them recognized the woman who was being filmed. It was not until last week, when Senator Elizabeth Warren’s biographical video about her family history rocketed around the Internet, that they realized who had been standing outside Clark’s house. It was Warren herself, gathering footage to emphasize her family’s roots on the Oklahoma plains. “I never knew she had any connection to Oklahoma...
  • Elder Abuse is a Growing Concern, says AMAC

    10/13/2018 8:01:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | October 11, 2018 | John Grimaldi
    WASHINGTON, DC – As the population ages, incidents of elder abuse increase, according to the World Health Organization. WHO estimates that almost 17% of seniors 60 years of age and older have experienced some form of abuse over the past 12 months. “Nearly 42 million residents of the U.S. are 60 years old. That means more than seven million seniors were ill-treated by caregivers, family members and even friends last year. But, the alarming fact is that segment of the population is growing exceptionally fast. In fact, each day 10,000 more citizens turn 65. The Census Bureau estimates that by...
  • George W. Bush's Daughter Barbara Ties the Knot in Secret, Sentimental Wedding Ceremony

    10/08/2018 7:35:34 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 98 replies
    People/Time/MSN ^ | 10/8/2018 | Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
    © Provided by TIME Inc. George W. Bush's Daughter Barbara Ties the Knot in Secret, Sentimental Wedding Ceremony Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, tied the knot with her fiancé, screenwriter Craig Coyne, on Sunday in an intimate secret wedding. Only 20 family members witnessed the simple yet romantic ceremony, which was held at the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, in the backyard overlooking the ocean. “A very short, sweet ceremony” is how Barbara, 36, described it to PEOPLE. After Barbara’s father walked her down the aisle, the bride and...
  • Kavanaugh: 'I will not be intimidated into withdrawing'

    09/24/2018 1:54:44 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Brett Kavanaugh on Monday said he will "not be intimidated into withdrawing" from his Supreme Court nomination after a second woman came forward with a sexual misconduct allegation against him. Kavanaugh sent a letter on Monday to Sens. Chuck Grassley(R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) — the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, respectively — saying the accusations against him are "smears, pure and simple." "They debase our public discourse. But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country. Such grotesque and obvious character assassination—if allowed to succeed—will dissuade competent...
  • Lessons From Income Data Supports What We Already Know: Study, Work, Family, Persistence

    09/19/2018 9:29:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/19/2018 | Terry Jeffrey
    Every year, the U.S. Census Bureau releases new data on income trends in the American population that reinforce certain traditional lessons about life -- which may be why liberals do not talk about this data much. Are there any patterns in the lives of those who do -- and do not -- succeed financially in the United States? Yes. For example, people who stay in school longer and graduate tend to earn more money than people who do not. Table PINC-03, which the Census Bureau released last week, categorizes Americans 25 and older by their "educational attainment" and their "total...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Rate of kids living with married parents jumps

    09/14/2018 2:04:14 PM PDT · by dangus · 37 replies
    The portion of children under 6 living with "married parents" in 2017 jumped about half of one percent from the year before. That may not seem like much, but it's a dramatic departure from long-term trends. I think the reason this isn't a news story is because the government looks to the Center for Disease Control for news about who's raising who, and this data comes from the Census Department. I gleaned these numbers from data that the Census Department was publishing showing the decline in the poverty rate; the CDC hasn't published 2017 figures. In 2016, 16.46 million children...
  • Gender And Society: Calling Out Hysteria

    09/11/2018 1:49:38 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 1 replies
    Our societies cannot survive if we distort the natural roles of men and women.
  • Road Trip Redux: The Next Generation

    09/10/2018 1:05:29 PM PDT · by 60Gunner · 2 replies
    My Bad Old Self | 9/10/18 | 60Gunner
    Greetings fellow freepers of all stripes and shades! It's been a long long time since I last posted anything that was not fraught with frustration towards our "representatives" in congress or outright rage towards unelected government officials who have hijacked our constitutional republic. Well, it's time to come up for air. I am taking my oldest son (now 28) on a road trip that we had planned way back in 2009 but couldn't afford to because OBAMA. We are going to be attending the Reno International Air Races from the 12th to the 16th. We'll be driving down tomorrow at...
  • Cat Taken in to Be Euthanized But Vet Refused and Saved Her Life Instead

    09/06/2018 7:16:08 AM PDT · by vannrox · 44 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 9-6-2018 | Amy Bojo
    Mischa the cat spent all her life with her previous owner until things started to change when she was nine years old. As the household grew and she continued to age, they had less time to be with her and she started having some urinary tract issues. Chatons Orphelins Montréal"Her former owner contacted a local veterinary clinic to make an appointment, but it wasn't for treatment for the cat. It was for euthanasia," Chatons Orphelins Montréal, a rescue group in Montréal, Canada, shared with Love Meow. The clinic didn't want to put down a cat whose illness was treatable....
  • These 2 charts show motherhood and family size are on the rise in the U.S.

    08/27/2018 5:21:02 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 21 replies
    Deseret News ^ | August 27, 2018 | Herb Scribner
    SALT LAKE CITY — American women might be waiting longer to have kids. But according to a new report, more women are having children than a decade ago. A new Pew Research Center report found that the share of American women who have given birth was higher in 2016 than it was 10 years ago. In fact, 86 percent of women from 40 to 44 years old said they were mothers, compared to 80 percent who said the same in 2016. The number is similar to what it was back in the 1990s.
  • Mollie Tibbetts' aunt condemns racist response to alleged killer: Evil comes in every color

    08/22/2018 9:25:56 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 108 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 22, 2018 | 2:22pm | By Tamar Lapin
    The aunt of an Iowa college student who authorities say was murdered by an illegal immigrant is imploring people not to make assumptions based on the alleged killer’s nationality. “Please remember, evil comes in EVERY color,” Billie Jo Calderwood wrote Tuesday night on Facebook, alongside a black-and-white photo of her 20-year-old niece Mollie Tibbetts. “Our family has been blessed to be surrounded by love, friendship and support throughout this entire ordeal by friends for all different nations and races,” she added. “From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”
  • Catholic Caucus: Calming the Perfect Storm

    08/17/2018 6:02:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Columbia Magazine ^ | 08.01.14 | Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield
    Father Karol Wojtyła, who later became Pope John Paul II, is pictured in the early 1950s surrounded by young people. Father Wojtyła would regularly go on mountain excursions with a group of young married couples and students that called itself Środowisko, meaning environment or milieu. (Archival Collection of Adam Bujak)Karol Wojtyła, the man who became St. John Paul II, regularly escaped from two of the worst totalitarian regimes in history: German Nazism, and later, Soviet Communism. By “escaped,” I do not mean that he ran away. Rather, as a priest and bishop, he escaped only by going deeper.As the...
  • What Would Be The Ideal Wife? How Should She Treat Her Husband?

    08/12/2018 9:27:30 AM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 72 replies
    Architect of Avalon ^ | 8/12/2018 | Architect of Avalon
    Please answer the title question with as many points as you can come up with. What interpersonal dynamics and actions would make the husband the happiest? Additionally, what would the ideal husband be like, and how should he treat his wife?
  • Libertarians (Like John Stossel) Need to Stand for the Truth on Marriage

    07/28/2018 6:53:00 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 8 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 7/27/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    John Stossel’s recent column, “Dads Needed,” contains some timely, important, but well-known—at least within the Christian conservative community—truths. Much of the column focuses on the work of author, speaker, and former feminist, Warren Ferrell—especially Ferrell’s new book "The Boy Crisis"… Along with his recent column, “Stossel on Reason” recently interviewed Dr. Ferrell. Here Ferrell notes, “Men and boys started falling behind when government began subsidizing single mothers.” He later adds, “It doesn’t make a difference whether she [a single mother] needs a man, it makes a difference that her children need a father.” Farrell also notes that children without fathers...
  • Will the Trend Of Low Birth Rates Be Reversed?

    07/27/2018 5:58:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2018 | Michael Barone
    Sometimes a society's values change sharply with almost no one noticing, much less anticipating the consequences. In 1968, according to a Gallup survey, 70 percent of American adults said that a family of three or more children was "ideal" -- about the same number as Gallup surveys starting in 1938. That number helps explain the explosive baby boom after Americans were no longer constrained by depression and world war. Those values and numbers didn't last. By 1978, Gallup reported that only 39 percent considered three or more children "ideal." The numbers have hovered around there ever since, spiking to just...