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  • Six Absolutely Shocking Details From Suspected Santa Barbara Shooter’s 141-Page Manifesto

    05/24/2014 9:21:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 113 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 24, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    1. The 22-year-old wrote that “the ultimate evil behind sexuality is the human female.” He added that they “think like beasts” and “should not have the right to choose who to mate and breed with.” 2. In his perfect society, Rodger would be the Earth’s “divine ruler,” where he would quarantine all women in concentration camps and then starve them to death.
  • Richard Branson sides with Apple CEO against Climate Change Deniers

    03/10/2014 8:16:05 AM PDT · by dangerdoc · 50 replies
    The Verge ^ | 3/10/14 | Jacob Kastrenakes
    Inspired by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Virgin founder Richard Branson has taken to his blog to say that businesses should begin standing up against climate change deniers. "While Tim told sustainability skeptics to 'get out of our stock,'" Branson writes, "I would urge climate change deniers to get out of our way." Cook's statements came at a recent shareholders meeting, where he soundly shot down a proposal rooted in climate change denial that would have had Apple putting its bottom line above its interests in sustainability. Cook said that those who would prefer Apple do everything purely for profit simply...
  • Biden Vacations in Virgin Islands for Second Time in Three Months

    03/08/2014 8:41:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/7/14 | DANIEL HALPER
    The White House announced that Vice President Joe Biden would spend the weekend vacationing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It's his second vacation there in three months. His White House schedule reads: DAILY GUIDANCE FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT Friday, March 7 – Sunday, March 9 The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will visit the U.S. Virgin Islands. There are no public events scheduled. And as Geoff Earle of the New York Post reported on December 27, the vice president spent New Year's on the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Claims of virgin births in US near 1 percent, study finds

    12/18/2013 2:56:35 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/2013 | Reuters
    Nearly 1 percent of young women in a U.S. study who have become pregnant claim to have done so as virgins, according to a report in the Christmas edition of Britain's BMJ medical journal. The authors of "Like a virgin (mother)" - whose prose is devoid of irony - say such scientifically impossible claims show researchers must use care in interpreting self-reported behavior. Fallible memory, beliefs and wishes can cause people to err in what they tell scientists. Based on interviews with 7,870 women and girls ages 15 to 28, 45 of the 5,340 pregnancies in this group through the...
  • Virgin America flights allow mile-high flirting: Passengers can send drinks, texts to others

    04/24/2013 12:35:59 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 49 replies
    WKMG Local 6 - Orlando ^ | Apr 24 2013 | Jordan Early
    Tired of striking out at the singles bars? Then you might want to try a Virgin America flight. The airline has launched a new service that allows passengers to send a drink to someone on the plane who's caught their eye. It's done through the airline's in-flight entertainment system. Passengers pinpoint their designated hottie with Virgin's digital seat map, browse the menu and have a drink, snack or meal sent over. Passengers can also follow up with a text through the seat-to-seat messaging system. Virgin launched the service this week to mark the start of its Los Angeles to Las...
  • What if Mary Had Known About Abortion?

    12/17/2012 11:03:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/17/2012 | Rev. Mark H. Creech
    Recently I saw a t-shirt that said, "The Virgin Mary was an Unwed Teenage Mother." That's true and it reminded me of an interruption that took place at a Quebec pro-life conference back in October of this year. LifeSiteNews.com says about a dozen pro-choice protestors descended upon an evangelical church where the conference was being held, chanting blasphemous slogans, one of which was a French pro-abortion sing-song against the Virgin Mary: Ah si Marie avait connu l'avortment, on n'aurait pas tous ces emmerdement.s. Translated this means, "Oh, If Mary had known about abortion, we wouldn't have to deal with all...
  • Lena Dunham (Obama Virgin Voter Ad Girl) Wins Glamours 'Woman of the Year'

    11/14/2012 4:03:48 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    Bretibart's Big Journalism ^ | 12 Nov 2012 | by Ben Shapiro
    Nothing says class and glamour quite like comparing voting for the first time to losing your virginity. And nothing says grace and style like winning a national award for doing so. Now, the epitome of class, glamour, grace and style – Lena Dunham, who cut the infamous Obama campaign commercial suggesting that sleeping with Obama and voting for him were one and the same – has won Glamour’s “Woman of the Year Award.” In fact, Glamour labels her The Voice of a Generation. To which the American people reply: we’ll sell our bonds. Other winners include important figures ranging from...
  • Brazilian Student Auctions Off Virginity for Charity

    10/05/2012 10:54:28 AM PDT · by redreno · 38 replies
    foxnews ^ | September 28, 2012 | Fox News Latino
    Call it having sex for a good cause. A 20-year old college student in Brazil is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder in an attempt to raise money to build homes for poverty-stricken families in her hometown. The leggy Catarina Migliorini plans to give the money from the highest bidder – currently standing at $160,000 from a U.S. man named Jack Miller – to a non-governmental organization that will build modern homes in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. While she insists she is not a prostitute and that she is only doing this to make a...
  • Medjugorje decision expected from Vatican

    05/31/2012 2:28:31 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 14 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 31 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Guidelines date from 1978 - publication linked with Medjugorje? The newly published guidelines were already on 25 February 1978 adopted by the CDF, as William Cardinal Levada, Prefect of the Congregation points out in his introduction. At that time, they were brought to the attention of the bishops, but not made known. The reason was that they concerned "primarily the pastors of the Church" said the Prefect. Why have they now been published? Is the disclosure in connection with the decision still-awaited in 2012 on Medjugorje?
  • Lolo Jones: Keeping My Virginity Harder Than Training for Olympics

    05/22/2012 8:29:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies
    Medal Detector ^ | 5/22/2012
    Olympian Lolo Jones is one of the best hurdlers in the world. She's athletic, she's attractive, she's fit ... and as she recently stated on Twitter, she's a virgin. The 29-year-old Jones, who has won gold medals at the World Indoor Championships twice, but is still searching for her first Olympic gold medal, openly discussed her virginity on HBO's "Real Sports," in an episode that airs on Tuesday night. "It's just something, a gift I want to give to my husband," she told Mary Carillo. "But please understand: This journey has been hard. It's the hardest thing I've ever done...
  • Virgin Galactic is coming … but how will space tourism work?

    04/11/2012 5:35:15 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 6 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 04/11/12 | Harmza Bendemra
    Ten days ago, British business magnate Richard Branson announced a new Virgin venture – Virgin Volcanic: an expedition to the centre of Earth through an active volcano. As you probably guessed, it was an April Fool’s joke – a very cheesy one, too, as days earlier James Cameron had just reached the ocean’s deepest point, an (actual) expedition that was well discussed on The Conversation.
  • 'I didn't think they would live to see the New Year': Heroic bystanders (Handgun in rescue)

    01/03/2012 6:52:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2 January, 2012 | Staff
    As many as 10 heroic people jumped into an icy Utah river to help save three trapped children after a car plunged down a 10-foot embankment and flipped over. The rescuers helped turn the Honda Accord upright in the Logan River, and one man shot out the car’s window with a handgun and cut a seat belt to help free the children after Saturday afternoon accident, patrol Lt. Steve Winward said. The driver, Roger Andersen, 46, of Logan, lost control as he tried to brake while heading northbound on U.S. 89 during slick conditions. His 9-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son...
  • The Ray of Hope ....Genesis 3 pt 8

    12/06/2011 11:22:22 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com/ ^ | 12-07-11 | Bill Randles
    And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.(Genesis 3:15)The setting for this mysterious prophecy is in the garden of Eden, at the arraignment of Adam,Eve, and the serpent. The LORD is in the process of confronting the transgressors, but at the same time giving the man and the woman the opportunity to humbly confess their sin. Each of them refuse to admit their fault. Adam sought to mitigate his own guilt by blaming God and his wife, and Eve blamed...
  • Virgin Megastores recommends Mein Kampf to its Arabic readers

    12/04/2011 9:21:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 11/4/11 | Carl In Jerusalem
    This picture was taken at a Virgin Megastore in Qatar. Note the recommendation on the right. Elder of Ziyon points out that this isn't just a Qatari phenomenon - he found this blog post from Bahrain that Virgin recommends Mein Kampf there too. Mein Kampf has been a best seller in Arabic for years - Lisa Goldman described it as being the first book she saw for sale at Amman's Queen Alia airport in 2007 (she didn't mention the name of the bookshop, but she does mention Virgin in the same post when discussing the bookshop at Rafik al-Hariri airport...
  • Why Virginity Matters

    10/25/2011 1:48:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    NC Register ^ | JENNIFER FULWILER
    I always used to pause at that oft-used description of the saints. The martyr part made sense. But why virgin? To make it a point to highlight that aspect of a person’s life seemed a little…personal. To use internet parlance, it struck me as TMI. I knew that the problem must be with me, and not with a tradition of the 2,000-year-old Church, but I never could figure out why that designation was so important. Then I began to notice something: Our society has lost the concept that it is possible to live a fulfilling life without having sex. And...
  • Virgin America Facing Unionization Petition

    10/24/2011 3:51:33 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | October 24th 2011 | Susan Carey
    <p>The Transport Workers Union on Monday is slated to petition the government to call a representation election in which the union hopes to win the right to represent 650 flight attendants at discounter Virgin America.</p> <p>Virgin America, a Burlingame, Calif., company with a hub in San Francisco, has 2,100 employees and is entirely nonunion. Richard Branson'sVirgin Group of the U.K. has a 25% voting stake and a 49% economic interest in the company.</p>
  • Branson and US officials dedicate space terminal

    10/17/2011 8:56:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    chron.com ^ | 17 Oct 2011 | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
    With his usual flare, British billionaire Richard Branson rappelled from a balcony, shook up a big bottle of champagne and took a swig while christening the world's first built-from-scratch commercial spaceport on Monday. Branson's Virgin Galactic will stage its commercial space tourism venture from Spaceport America in a remote patch of desert in southern New Mexico. Branson was joined by Gov. Susana Martinez, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and scores of would-be space travelers at the terminal-hangar for the dedication. It had been nearly a year since Branson was in New Mexico to celebrate the completion of the runway. "The building is...
  • Pay $650,000 to shave Richard Branson's legs

    04/18/2011 1:37:12 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 9 replies
    AP via KXLY.com ^ | 4/18/11 | Sean Yoong
    -- Billionaire Richard Branson's next cutting-edge risk will expose him like never before: He'll have his legs shaved in public to dress up and serve as a flight attendant after losing a bet to a rival airline mogul. The winner of a charity auction will pay at least $650,000 for the honor, according to Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia. The Virgin Atlantic founder will hand the razor to one of 160 passengers on a special charity flight from London to Kuala Lumpur that he will personally serve on May 1 while wearing a female flight attendant's uniform, AirAsia said Monday.
  • Branson buys Pluto, reinstates as planet

    04/01/2011 2:16:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Virgin.com ^ | April 1, 2011
    Richard Branson has bought Pluto and intends to have it reinstated as a planet. Sir Richard Branson is setting his sights on the final frontier in his latest business venture announced today.
  • Cell phone advise.

    03/22/2011 5:34:14 PM PDT · by goseminoles · 107 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3/22/11 | Self
    My Verizon contract is up and I am requesting guidance from fellow freeper friends. My contract is expired. Where to go from here???
  • Overheard locker tot outrage(VIRGIN BLUE Flight Attendant Puts 17 Month Old In Overhead Bin)

    03/06/2011 6:01:33 PM PST · by rawhide · 43 replies
    heraldsun.com.au ^ | Tony Sheahan
    Angry mum Natalie Williamson with her son Riley. Source: Herald Sun VIRGIN Blue has sacked a male flight attendant and offered an angry mother free flights after her toddler was put in an overhead locker. Natalie Williamson claims she, her 17-month-old son, Riley, and her now estranged husband were on a Virgin flight from Fiji to Sydney, when the flight attendant picked up Riley, placed him in the locker and closed the latch. Virgin has admitted an incident did take place, but claims Ms Williamson's husband was playing a peek-a-boo game with Riley involving the overhead compartment when the flight...
  • Virgin Passengers Not Named Madonna Wait 3 Hours To Get Off Plane

    12/23/2010 4:45:38 PM PST · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | December 22, 2010 | Marc Perton
    When bad weather forced a London-bound Virgin flight to reroute from Heathrow Airport to Stansted, passengers had to wait three hours on the tarmac before they could disembark. A select group did, however, get to leave the plane after about an hour. No, they weren't disabled, sick or parents with small, noisy children. The group making an early exit consisted of once-popular singer Madonna and her entourage of about 15 people. Other passengers on the New York-London flight were indignant — especially the other first class fliers, who thought they were entitled to special treatment. As reported by the Daily...
  • Virgin Galactic's first space trip could be this fall

    08/14/2010 1:42:37 PM PDT · by GWConservative · 14 replies
    Space.com - msnbc.msn.com ^ | 7/21/2010 | Clara Moskowitz
    Suborbital, private joyrides will cost $200,000 a ticket A private spaceship built to launch space tourists on suborbital joyrides could by flying on its own by this fall, Space.com has learned. The SpaceShipTwo spacecraft VSS Enterprise, which the space tourism company Virgin Galactic has been flying on test flights attached to a huge mothership, could make its first drop flights over California's Mojave Desert for glide and landing tests. "There's a reasonable possibility that we could see the first drop flight in the fall, but as always, everything is predicated on thoroughness and safety," Virgin Galactic's commercial director Stephen Attenborough...
  • Prominent Lutheran Pastor: Yes, I Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction

    08/09/2010 6:16:27 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, August 6, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    Friday August 6, 2010 Prominent Lutheran Pastor: Yes, I Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction By Peter J. SmithMINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, August 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rev. Tom Brock is a senior pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis who recently became the center of a controversy after his personal struggles with same-sex attraction were made public. Earlier in June, an undercover journalist with the Minnesota-based homosexual publication “Lavender” infiltrated and exposed Brock's attendance at a local chapter of Courage, a Catholic-run, prayer-based support group for men struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions.  Brock, 57 years old and a virgin by his...
  • Minn. pastor back in pulpit after gay report

    08/03/2010 7:29:41 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 131+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 8/2/10 | PATRICK CONDON
    MINNEAPOLIS — A Lutheran pastor in Minneapolis who opposes homosexuals being allowed to lead congregations said Monday he is attracted to men, but that he's not a hypocrite because he never acted on his urges. The Rev. Tom Brock told The Associated Press he has known for years he is sexually attracted to men, but doesn't consider himself gay because he never acted on it. In June, the Minnesota gay magazine Lavender reported that Brock was a member of a support group for Christians who struggle with same-sex attraction. Brock's church, the Hope Lutheran Church, placed him on leave while...
  • Virgin Galactic spacecraft makes 1st crewed flight

    07/17/2010 8:36:18 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies
    hosted ^ | Jul 17
    MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- A company working to send tourists on suborbital flights says it has tested its spacecraft with a crew for the first time. Virgin Galactic says the craft remained attached to a specially designed airplane throughout a six-hour flight over California's Mojave desert Thursday....
  • Dita Von Teese immortalized on side of plane (with pic)

    06/16/2010 2:16:42 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 14 replies · 1,048+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 16, 2010 | WENN Newsdesk
    Dita Von Teese has been immortalized on the side of a Virgin Atlantic plane to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the airline's direct flights between London and Las Vegas. Virgin boss Richard Branson posed with the burlesque star on the wing of the aircraft on June 15 at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas as they unveiled a large picture of Von Teese emblazoned across the plane. (Von Teese via Twitter.com): "Headed out to Las Vegas today.....Sir Richard is in charge, so I'm sure it's going to be fun. Stay tuned!" "I've never actually walked on the wing of an...
  • Next on reality TV: Virgin auction [offensive!]

    05/11/2010 11:13:41 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 40 replies · 970+ views
    Jill Stanek ^ | 5-11-10 | Jill Stanek
    I expect liberal feminists won't mind this, since they support those formerly known as prostitutes: "sex workers." From the New York Post, today: A reality show that promises to sell off 3 virgins to the highest bidder is - to say the least - raising a storm of controversy on 2 sides of the Pacific.... The show is the brainchild of an Australian filmmaker, Justin Sisley [pictured above], and will be made for TV there. But, as of yesterday, the show was set to be filmed in NV. The 3 virgins - 2 women and 1 man - are to...
  • Submergin' Atlantic (Sir Richard Branson plans "underwater plane")

    01/29/2010 12:09:49 AM PST · by Stoat · 26 replies · 1,931+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) / Various ^ | January 28, 2010 | Richard Moriarty
     EXCLUSIVESubmergin' Atlantic  Plane sailing ... Branson's submersible 'plane'   ADVENTURER Sir Richard Branson has unveiled his new toy - an underwater "plane" for a voyage to the bottom of the sea. The Virgin Atlantic boss hopes the submarine with fighter jet technology will explore unchartered depths at 35,000ft Deep pockets ... Branson's sub is set to explore at the very bottom of the sea The £415,000 carbon fibre prototype Necker Nymph will swoop 130ft under the surface but Sir Richard, 59, is building a stronger version to go deeper than any sub has ever been.   Branson ... plans sea...
  • The Case Against the Case Against the Virgin Birth

    12/22/2009 11:33:12 AM PST · by bogusname · 34 replies · 874+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | December 22, 2009 | Jeremy Lott
    Every year at about this time, readers can count on a few Christmas-themed articles appearing in newspapers and magazines that question the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ. It really is something to see the wide variety of people who get worked up over this ancient Christian belief. Scientific reductionists -- the Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins set -- will tell us that it's impossible. By definition, a virgin cannot be with child. Certain biblical scholars will be trotted out to poke holes in the dogma, by making points about the Bible passages in question that sound convincing to non-scholars. And moderate,...
  • Question on Isaiah 7:14 -- was the Messianic prophecy referring to a 'young woman' or 'virgin'?

    12/19/2009 3:26:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies · 1,364+ views
    I have a questions to all of you knowledgable Biblical Scholars out there and it relates to the so-called Messianic Prophecy in the Book of the Prophet Isaiah. It is relevant as we celebrate the Christmas Season. “Does Isaiah 7:14 contain a prophecy of the virgin birth of Jesus Christ? Some suggest that Isaiah’s statement should be correctly translated as a ‘young woman’ (not necessarily a ‘virgin’) of his day, who would conceive and give birth to a child, and that this event would be a sign to Hezekiah. It is then further said that Matthew took that text and...
  • Spandau Ballet to be first band to perform in space

    12/16/2009 6:37:55 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 48 replies · 947+ views
    Tampa bay ^ | Dec 16 09 | Tampabay
    Richard Branson's new commercial spacecraft, Enterprise, will transport the musicians to just outside the Earth's atmosphere where they can enjoy about 5 minutes of weightlessness and time to play one hit song.
  • Florida Quarterback Tebow Leaves Reporters Speechless: "Yes I am" Saving Myself for Marriage

    07/31/2009 10:40:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 150 replies · 4,981+ views
    LifeSite ^ | July 30, 2009 | John Jalsevac
    Tim Tebow LifeSiteNews.com) - Last week Florida Gators Quarterback Tim Tebow's photo may have graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, the same magazine that is best known for its annual "swimsuit issue," but the contrast between the two cover stories couldn't have been more glaring.At 21 years of age and graced with boyish good looks, Tebow is one of the most talked about rising stars of the NCAA; but the football superstar literally left reporters speechless last week when he answered a question during a press conference about whether or not he is "saving himself" for marriage. quot;Yes I...
  • Tim Tebow Admits He's A Virgin

    07/23/2009 8:27:41 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 34 replies · 16,750+ views
    WKMG 6 Orlando ^ | 23 July 2009
    HOOVER, Ala. -- Tim Tebow was the latest Southeastern Conference figure asked for his take on the league's hottest topic -- himself. Florida's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback tackled several issues Thursday during the SEC media days, but the one being talked about the most centered around his personal life. Tebow responded to a question about whether he is saving himself for marriage, saying "Yes, I am." Tebow later repeated at a news conference that he is a virgin. Tebow said he embraces being the most famous player on a team that has a chance to win its second straight national title...
  • White Knight 2 will make four flights at Oshkosh

    07/18/2009 1:31:20 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 11 replies · 500+ views
    wkow tv ^ | 07/18/09
    OSHKOSH (WKOW) -- The new, mothership for Sr Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spaceship will make several low passes upon arrival at Oshkosh to open the Airventure Airshow on Monday afternoon, July 27. It will be the aircraft's first public appearance. The White Knight Two is the aircraft that will carry Branson's commercial spacecraft to a high altitude before releasing it for a launch into suborbital space.
  • Virgin: The World's Best Passenger Complaint Letter?

    06/21/2009 4:25:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 1,671+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 21, 2009
    Virgin: the world's best passenger complaint letter? Here we reproduce a complaint letter sent to Sir Richard Branson, which is currently being emailed globally and is considered by many to be the world's funniest passenger complaint letter. 'Look at this Richard. Just look at it' [Pic of Meal in URL} Dear Mr Branson REF: Mumbai to Heathrow 7th December 2008 I love the Virgin brand, I really do which is why I continue to use it despite a series of unfortunate incidents over the last few years. This latest incident takes the biscuit. Ironically, by the end of the flight...
  • Virgin: the world's best passenger complaint letter?

    01/26/2009 1:52:02 PM PST · by managusta · 50 replies · 2,400+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 Jan 2009 | NK
    I love the Virgin brand, I really do which is why I continue to use it despite a series of unfortunate incidents over the last few years. Ironically, by the end of the flight I would have gladly paid over a thousand rupees for a single biscuit following the culinary journey of hell I was subjected to at thehands of your corporation. Look at this Richard. Just look at it: [see image 1, above]. I imagine the same questions are racing through your brilliant mind as were racing through mine on that fateful day. What is this? Why have I...
  • The Demise of Dating

    12/13/2008 4:13:29 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 166 replies · 5,423+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 13, 2008 | Charles M. Blow
    The paradigm has shifted. Dating is dated. Hooking up is here to stay. ... To help me understand this phenomenon, I called Kathleen Bogle, a professor at La Salle University in Philadelphia who has studied hooking up among college students and is the author of the 2008 book, “Hooking Up: Sex, Dating and Relationships on Campus.” It turns out that everything is the opposite of what I remember. Under the old model, you dated a few times and, if you really liked the person, you might consider having sex. Under the new model, you hook up a few times and,...
  • Like a Virgin, The Case Against Having Sex

    11/07/2006 6:33:50 AM PST · by klossg · 44 replies · 1,921+ views
    The Villiage Voice ^ | October 20th, 2006 5:50 PM | Rachel Kramer Bussel
    Recently, two friends of mine opened up to me about their virginity. "Roger," a writer, confessed that at 31 he's still waiting for the perfect girl to give it up to, while Lianne Stokes, a comedian, divulged that she only just popped her cherry at the ripe age of 30. Roger insisted on using a pseudonym, worried about the potential social damage revealing his virginal status might bring. "You'll never be considered normal; it's a label you don't want," he says. For these "hidden" virgins, who are fearful of being treated like freaks, watching sex from afar can be lonely...
  • 'Virgin Birth' By Shark Confirmed: Second Case Ever (Virginia Aquarium)

    10/10/2008 4:14:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 807+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10/10/08
    'Virgin Birth' By Shark Confirmed: Second Case Ever ScienceDaily (Oct. 10, 2008) — Scientists have confirmed the second-ever case of a “virgin birth” in a shark, indicating once again that female sharks can reproduce without mating and raising the possibility that many female sharks have this incredible capacity. Lead author Dr. Demian Chapman, shark scientist with the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, Beth Firchau, Curator of Fishes for the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and Dr. Mahmood Shivji, Director of the Guy Harvey Research Institute and Professor at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, have proven...
  • Honor Killing Horror In Hamburg

    05/30/2008 11:53:58 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 32 replies · 115+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 5-30-08 | Stephen Brown
    A young female form lying crumpled on a sidewalk. Blood flowing from multiple stab wounds. Police cars. Ambulances. Flashing lights. Emergency personnel working frantically to save an innocent life that had barely begun. It is a scene that is becoming all too common in Western Europe with its growing Muslim population, as the northern German city of Hamburg experienced in May yet another horrifying honor murder of a young female.
  • Virgin hunting serial killer couple, Fourniret and Olivier go on Trial.

    03/28/2008 1:29:22 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 9 replies · 1,098+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 3/28/08 | Bobby Tall Horse
    Sitting with bowed heads behind a bullet proof glass, Michel Fourniret and wife Monique Olivier were put on trial for the rape and murder of 7 girls and young women. They went virgin hunting and would rape and then murder their victims. Charleville-Meziers, France has in its court a notorious, self admitted serial killer. Dubbed the "Ogre of the Ardennes" Fourniret said that he and his wife Monique Olivier met in 1980 and made a pact with each other. Fourniret would kill Olivier's first husband. In return, Olivier would go hunt for virgins for Fourniret. He said that he beat...
  • Virgin Galactic Unveils Spaceship Designs

    01/27/2008 9:09:23 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 17 replies · 680+ views
    The Planetary society ^ | January 23, 2008 | Anonymous
    Virgin Galactic today unveiled the design of its new space launch system based on SpaceShipOne, which successfully flew into space for the third time in October 2004 and won the $10m Ansari X Prize. The construction of the White Knight Two (WK2) mothership, or carrier aircraft, is now very close to completion at Scaled Composites in Mojave, CA and is expected to begin flight testing in the summer of 2008. White Knight Two will be the world's largest, all carbon composite aircraft. It is designed to have the capability of launching SpaceShipTwo -- carrying six passengers and two pilots --...
  • Anti-virgin bias amongst American Idol judges

    01/24/2008 1:58:13 PM PST · by NYer · 316 replies · 521+ views
    CNA ^ | January 24, 2008
    Bruce Dickson a contestant on American Idol Dallas, Jan 24, 2008 / 02:07 am (CNA).- A 19-year-old contestant for the “American Idol” singing competition faced scrutiny from judges and celebrity commentators after revealing he is a virgin who has never kissed a girl, Cybercast News Service reports.Bruce Dickson, a show contestant from Bostrop, Texas, at the American Idol Dallas auditions was asked to share something interesting about himself.   He told the judges he had never kissed a girl."What?" Randy Jackson asked. "On purpose?" “On purpose," Dickson said. "On my wedding day, that will be my first kiss." Jackson's advice to...
  • Branson tells strikers to resign

    01/03/2008 10:43:33 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 11 replies · 61+ views
    BBC ^ | December 31, 2007 | BBC
    Branson tells strikers to resign Sir Richard Branson has told Virgin Atlantic staff who are threatening to strike over a wage deal offered by the airline to consider working elsewhere. In a letter to 4,800 cabin crew, the Virgin boss warned he would not be meeting pay demands. Workers' union Unite called the letter from Sir Richard "provocative". It comes after union members voted to strike in January in protest over pay levels they say are lower than at other airlines, including British Airways. The 48-hour strikes are scheduled for 9 and 10 January, and 16 and 17 January. The...
  • Why one Muslim girl became a born-again virgin for her wedding night

    12/17/2007 8:46:07 PM PST · by Barney Gumble · 58 replies · 1,895+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/17/07 | Diana Appleyard
    When Aisha Salim marries her fiance in Pakistan next March, it will be the wedding of her dreams. Wearing a veil and gown, she will be every inch the fairytale virgin bride and as befits her strict Muslim religion, after the ceremony, she will hand her blooded wedding-night sheets to her in-laws as proof of her virginity. But far from being the traditional untouched bride that many Muslim families demand, she is a modern-day university graduate who has smoked, drunk, made love to - and even lived with - a previous English boyfriend. To disguise the fact that she has...
  • Muslim Brides Undergoing Painful Vaginal Surgery to 'Re-virginize' for Wedding Nights

    12/17/2007 9:48:51 AM PST · by Abathar · 55 replies · 313+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 12/17/07
    On her wedding night, Aisha Salim will hand her blooded sheets to her in-laws as proof of her virginity, according to a story in The Daily Telegraph of Australia. But there’s one problem. Being a modern English university graduate, she is far from the traditional untouched Muslim bride. Like most woman her age, Salim has smoked, drank, had sex and even lived with one of her past boyfriends. However, if the devout Muslim family of her soon-to-be husband – or even her own family – knew this, she could be murdered. Aisha has opted to have her virginity surgically restored...
  • L’Osservatore Romano Breaks Five Year Silence on Coredemption [Catholic Caucus]

    08/06/2007 6:50:34 AM PDT · by Friar Roderic Mary · 8 replies · 381+ views
    AirMaria.com ^ | 8/4/2007 | Fra Roderic
    Ave Maria! In the Tuesday-Wednesday, July 30-31 Italian Edition of the L'Osservatore Romano on page 4 an article appeared called Enamored of The Virgin by Fr. Giovanni Velocci which gave a strong promotion of Marian Coredemption and Mediation of all Graces. This breaks a five year silence on the issue and ... is so resoundingly positive.Based on St. Alphnoses de Ligouri's The Glories of Mary Fr. Velocci argues on a thomistic basis relating and conjoining Mary's participation in the redemption to her Divine Maternity and specifically as Mother of the Redeemer. Here are my rough translations of excerpts from the...
  • Scientists: Hammerhead has 'Virgin Birth' in Zoo's Shark Tank

    05/23/2007 11:21:54 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies · 1,598+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 23, 2007 | David Fleshler
    Scientists: Hammerhead has 'virgin birth' in zoo's shark tank By David Fleshler South Florida Sun-Sentinel May 23, 2007 A hammerhead shark captured in Florida Bay gave birth without sex, according to scientists who said they used genetic analysis to account for the mysterious appearance of a pup in a tank of female sharks. The research was to be published today in the British journal Biology Letters. The phenomenon, known among biologists as a "virgin birth," had been observed before among some snakes, lizards and birds, but never a shark, the scientists say. The issue arose in late 2001 at a...
  • 9/11 Conspiracy Film on Virgin Airlines

    05/02/2007 8:47:01 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 22 replies · 999+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 05-02-07 | Charles Johnson
    This qualifies as one of the outrages of the year: Virgin Atlantic Airlines is showing the evil, dishonest 9/11 conspiracy film Loose Change as inflight entertainment.