America’s Child-Marriage Problem
Child marriage chart reveals girls can wed at 12 in some parts of the US – as lawmakers battle to raise age to 16
New Jersey governor refuses to ban child marriage because ‘it would conflict with religious customs’
UN-Arrange a Marriage … RE-Arrange a Life
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I guess when you elevate a person to the position of “God-lebrity” then you feel justified to tear them down because you realize they are only there because you put them there.
‘Michelle would divorce me!’ Obama on why he would not run for third term as president
Obama’s Marriage In 2017: The ‘D’-Word!
Obama’s image has been carefully crafted since even before his ghostwritten autobiographies. Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod have cautiously protected this image, which is why a divorce isn’t allowed to happen while Obama remains in the White House. But it appears their marriage is quickly dissolving, and we will all know the truth soon
A controversial biography of President Obama made waves in May 2012 by claiming that Michelle Obama considered divorcing her politician husband years before he ran for president. A White House spokesman quickly dismissed the allegations as “nonsense,” but not before the Internet broke out with criticism and speculation.
But is it true? The unauthorized biography, which Klein claims is based on nearly 200 interviews, has been dismissed by presidential spokesperson Eric Schultz. On Monday, Schultz told the Washington Examiner, “Ed Klein has a proven history of reckless fabrication in order to sell books. Nobody in their right mind would believe the nonsense in this one.”
According to the book, Michelle told France’s first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy, 41, that she absolutely detests her role as America’s first lady, blasting it as “hell,” and admitting: “I can’t stand it!”
During the Obama’s quarrel, “Michelle collapsed in tears and even threatened to divorce Barack if he seeks a second term as president,” a source in the nation’s capital told The ENQUIRER.
“At one point, Michelle was heard yelling, ‘I hate you for dragging me through all this…I’ve had enough!’”
FIRST FAMILY FEUD!
Barack & Michelle Obama’s Marriage Meltdown — How It’s Costing Taxpayers Millions!
By J.R. Taylor Posted on Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:20AM
Meanwhile, there were rumours that things are not what they appear between the president and the First Lady of America. According to National Enquirer, the First Lady has gained around 100 pounds in the past few months, which has led to issues in her marriage.
However, according to a report by the Gossip Cop, the news is a hoax and that the couple is still going strong. According to a White House insider, there is no marital problem between the president and the First Lady, and that Obama did not ask his wife to lose weight.
Who would have thought that Michelle Obama and US President Barack Obama will eventually face a marital problem after all the years of publicly showing off their affection to each other? Are they just faking it or not?
According to a tabloid magazine, National Enquirer, Michelle Obama is outrage with her husband Barack Obama that leads her to declaring that she “wanted out” of his life.
Michelle Obama just filed for DIVORCE – According to reports around World
Michelle Obama just filed for DIVORCE – According to Reports! – 2017
Will Barack and Michelle Obama get a divorce after he leaves office?
This is a serious question, as there have been multiple reports, especially in the foreign media, that their marriage is on the rocks. In the US, the main source is the National Enquirer. However, keep in mind that the National Enquirer is more often than not right about such kinds of things. It was certainly right about Edwards’ affair and child, even though the national press in the US denied it.
Dan Holliday, works at Recruiting
Written Jan 30, 2014
There simply isn’t any evidence that the Obamas have a struggling marriage. It’s certainly possible that they do, and it’s certainly possible that they’ll split up, just as it’s possible that any couple will divorce at some point in the future. But based on the real evidence that we have, there is no reason to conclude that the First Couple are struggling in their marriage right now.
Also, did you just quote the National Enquirer? Wow.
Written Sep 3, 2015
Hmmm…”the National Enquirer is more often than not right…”
These are headlines from previous National Enquirers:
–“Members of Congress are Aliens”
–“Alien Bible Found”
–“Town in Panic Over 2,000 UFO Sightings”
–“Secret Service Say Bush Uses Cocaine”
–“Philip Seymour Hoffman: Hidden Gay Life” (they lost a libel suit over that one)
–Or there’s the classic case where Carol Burnet sued over an article claiming she was intoxicated when meeting Henry Kissinger.
–Or the settlements with Cher. Or Elizabeth Taylor (two of them).
–Or the claim that a stripper was having an affair with George W. Bush when he was in the WH and that his wife was going to divorce him (gee, I guess they made up).
I can’t predict the future. But I have seen no evidence indicating that there is marital discord between the Obamas. They actually seem to have a health marriage. And they actually seem to have done a pretty good job of raising two young daughters in the WH fishbowl.
By Susan Duclos
Rumors of affairs, with males and females, surround Barack Obama and the icing on the cake according to multiple sources and pushed by the National Enquirer, was Barack’s over-the-top blatant flirting with Denmark’s prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, in South Africa for the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, going as far as taking a “selfie” with her while Michelle sat to the side looking angered at his antics.
Not for the first time in their 22-year marriage the Obamas are approaching what should be a happy family milestone under a cloud of rampant tabloid innuendo, summed up by a National Enquirer headline: “World exclusive: Obama marriage explodes!”.
OBAMA FAMILY CRISIS: BARACK OBAMA AND MICHELLE SET TO DIVORCE
January 19, 2014 · by Abdikarim Hussein · in News, People, Society.
For the past couple of weeks, the National Enquirer has been publishing prominent stories claiming that the marriage of President and Mrs. Obama is in deep trouble, and that after his term in office is over, she will file divorce papers
‘On the other hand,’ Hamada added, ‘if you get his wife to talk, she’ll tell you: “The president is a pathological philanderer. He uses the Secret Service for this, and has used them to hide evidence that he’s a cheater”.’
Some of Hamada’s claims appear to closely mirror a January report from the National Enquirer.
The tabloid reported in January that the Obamas are sleeping in separate bedrooms and have determined that the president will return to Hawaii in January 2017, while Mrs. Obama and their daughters will remain in Washington, D.C.
The ENQUIRER is reporting that a top notch team of private detectives has compiled a secret file containing incriminating new charges that President Barack Obama has cheated on his wife.
The exclusive report is also saying that a hush-hush divorce dossier has been gathered for first lady Michelle Obama, giving her the ammunition she needs to pull the plug on their 21-year marriage when Obama leaves the White House in 2017.
Michelle Obama Asks Barack for a Divorce: Are the Affair Rumors True?
Gurus Channel3 weeks ago (edited)
21 boss this is a parody. we are well aware of how much they love each other, that’s why we made something as ridiculous as this. We didn’t think that was hard to recognize.
The Washington Child Sex Ring Cover-up
The Franklin Child Sex Ring Implicating the Bush Whitehouse!
How many Americans would have thought this family worthy of election to so many high offices, if the mainstream media had not continued for generations to HIDE the horrible story of how the George Herbert Walker Bush family “earned” much of its wealth and power, i.e. by serving as the principal bankrollers in America of Adolf Hitler and his ” National Socialist Party”, both in its rise to power, and even after World War II was declared, with NAZI Germany on one side, and America on the other?
Hiding In Plain Sight: The Global Pedophile Ring Exposed
THE WOMAN (LEOLA McCONNELL) WHO BROKE THE STORY OF PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH’S HOMOSEXUAL/PEDOPHILE LIFESTYLE IS MISSING AND SUSPECTED MURDERED!
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Texas county Republican calls President George H.W. Bush a “longtime homosexual pedophile”
Morrow has also suggested that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush and Karl Rove are either all gay or bisexual
By John Riley on March 10, 2016 @JohnAndresRiley
Reporters to Meet with White House on Credentialing
February 14, 2005 By: Joe Strupp
Mysterious Islamic Tribe Where Women Have Sex With Different Men, Don’t Wear A Veil And Own Property
Polygamy Is NOT The Solution For Black America?
To the narrator of this video, first of all, I do not know where you are getting your facts about the so-called down side of polygamy (polygyny = one man, many wives) and I feel that if you have statistics then you should present them.
In strong societies where polygamy is the norm, many customs support it and encourage the family unit to work as a whole. The women and children are seen as resources and they help to build the community, take care of the children, teach and pass on the customs. The women are as industrious as the men and have markets, stores, farms and trading that increases the wealth of the family unit and community.
When many of the wars and strife were started, believe me, it was not over woman and who had the best looking women or pick of the crop. It was over resources, land, politics and hegemony. It was the male desire to fight and conquer his competition which quite frankly, was not another woman but what her husband had. Wars are socio-economical-political ventures that take place between warring tribes all over the planet. And it is modern society with its monogamy that has had the absolute worse wars of aggression against each other while you, and many others, consider Western society civilized.
If you believe it is not a viable option for Western men and women, I have to agree because the culture is not designed to support that type of marital relationship. Western cultures are selfish, self-centered, narcissistic and pathological. They have abandoned the extended family for the nuclear one and have isolated themselves through individualism and personal ownership, thus creating a cesspool of fear, insecurity, paranoia, co-dependency and toxic relationships which according to the latest statistics, leads to 50% of marriages end in divorce.
ADDENDUM: The most ironic thing of all is that those countries that prohibit multiple spouses will punish the participants with jail time, a fine or both. That is to say, that it is criminal to have more than one spouse in some countries. How is that even a criminal offense? Who are you hurting when all parties agree? Civilization at its finest.
“Should I Stay In An Abusive Marriage With My Children’s Mother”
NB Commentary: Great video and great advice. Kudos to Lenon Honor and his wife, Aida. I can confer as a Mental Health Professional for many years and also from my own experience. One thing that is missing in this presentation is the focus on the female in this relationship. Why is she so angry? Of course he obviously does not know or cannot see what it is that has made her so angry, but it could be a number of things. She may have come from a very angry household and he may have come from an abusive household which we all know, one sickness feeds the other.
1. Make everybody go gay.
2. Cause mass genocide cause same sex folks can’t have children.
counting? Is the fear that so many people will turn gay and stop making babies? Hmm, that’s interesting since many gay folks do have children and adopt children, and the birth rate is going down already for everyone except the “Mexicans” but seriously.. 7 billion people will just stop producing once same sex relationships are acceptable? That’s 7 billion people will all turn gay then lose their desire to procreate because they are gay?
3. It is an attack on the Black race cause it’s a norm for “them”.
Okay, I can see how racism, police brutality, poverty, poor education in black neighborhoods, disproportionate imprisonment, marginal hiring, discrimination, cessation of funding for programs that improve the life of Black Folk, slavery, lynching, etc. etc, etc. as an attack on the Black race, but how does someone being gay do it? How is accepting the gay life style comparable to any of the above mentioned? Better yet, explain how it does damage to the Black community in particular without any generalizations. Does it cause a kind of disease that only Gay people have? Does it make people become more criminal? Would it make more people want to bear arms (I had to throw that one in there). Are gay people more racist? Will police brutality be meeted out under the direction of “Gay” police officers? Just a few of my questions on this notion of an “attack on the Black Race.”
4. It is against God and His word!
This whole paranoia about the Gay life style being acceptable and same sex marriages being the law of the land is so overrated. There are so many more pressing issues to concern ourselves with and be proactive about than to worry about, for lack of sounding cliche, what someone does in their bedroom, or who someone chooses to love or marry.
How about what people are doing to other people’s bedrooms, defiling their home, killing their women and children while lying innocently sleeping in their beds. Let’s look at the child trafficking and child pornography that is happening. Let’s look at how many children go missing every week! Let’s look up at our skies and down on the Earth that we are wreaking havoc with, let’s make the effort to be kind to one another, or at least do unto others as we would have them do unto us.
Okay, I am probably gonna get some flack for this comment but…. I kinda see his point. If a government can give you dignity, it can take it away. I think he is saying that human dignity is not for sale or barter. That if people believe that their dignity is arbitrary, then anyone can deny it or determine it.
With the perception of knowing who you are, no matter what anyone says or does to you, you are assured within yourself than no one, can take your human dignity away from you. I have to say that that point to me is very powerful and may be missed because he is talking against marriage equality. I believe that is how Africans survived through slavery, that is how any oppressed people survive, i.e., the Muslims in the Middle East who are so outrageously demonized. They still hole their heads up high. I could site so many other examples but suffice it to say, human dignity is not an arbitrary construct of someone’s imagination that can be imposed on another, unless….. the other accepts it and thus gives up their personal power and self determination.
Once a person believes that someone else can take their human dignity away, they whither and die. Only the strong survive, despite the odds, and I think that is the real message of his statement.
No government, person place or thing should have that much power over how someone feels dignified. I understand how a system can attempt to belittle, downgrade, even demoralize another so called “inferior” but a man is as he thinketh. If he believes he has no dignity then no one can give it to him or take it away. He is simply unaware of who he is and therefore is susceptible to viewing himself through the lens of his oppressor.
I have always said that LGBT folks who want to get married should just do that without having to beg to be recognized by the government. There are various ways that it can be done, through contracts, notarized documents and various other steps that can be taken. There were and are always someone who will marry you, and if you can’t find that someone, marry yourself. There is always a way to get around it.
Societies have socialized and institutionalized marriage around the world. They see marriage as a communal act between those who marry and the community they belong to. Over time it has become a system of barter, protocols, laws, restrictions, politics and bellicose religious indictments. It seldom becomes a personal matter between persons but rather a socio-economic and political statement about what and who you are. Because human beings are socialized into believing they must be accepted by their communities, families, churches and other religious institutions, they go through the rituals that in some instances have nothing at all to do with how they feel on the inside. Marriages have gone from being partnerships and dedication to having property and the value, worth and status that comes with it. As a result, people want to be “acknowledge”. And in this case, do to the social construct of this Nation, the USA, they felt the need to make it to the Supreme Court with their case.
Actually, marriage is really an arbitrary situation that is deemed to exist between the people who are “married” and not necessarily something that has to be sanctioned by others. What I mean is that there are so many kinds of partnerships that have contributed to the making of families around the world. In fact, polygamy is a more natural construct than the ownership of another that happens in Western style marriages. The spiritual connection that folks feel towards one another is often shrouded in the external, “how to be” in a relationship that often what is truly happening between the souls of individuals gets lost because of the pressures of society. Some people never marry and live together as a devoted couple for years and years, helping and supporting and loving and even baring children together. Are their unions any more worthy than the ones that are “sanctioned” by the larger community? Just think, with all this marriage equality business folks can run out and spend more money on getting married when they could have very well saved that money to build a business together. And then after all that money is spent to please the onlookers, some of these self same marriages end in divorce. Why? Because they were sanctioned or was it because the true connection on the Soul level was “NOT” made and therefore there was no “glue-on” to hold it together to stand the test of time.
Supreme Court Justice Thomas may very well be married to a European woman and some may say that there was a time where he could not have been legally married to her, but does that or did that determine his love or devotion to her??? Obviously not. And I doubt if her being married to him diminished her dignity. Though I am guessing here, it still stands to reason that no one can tell you who you can love or not love, marry or not marry, or at least no one should have that kind of power over your life, and if they do, to me, there is something very wrong with this picture.
All too often people rely upon someone or something to acknowledge their worth and “dignity” instead of knowing who they are and that it matters not, who else knows it. I think the movie “The Green Mile” shows how a man can remained dignified, no matter how he is treated. He knew who he was and what powers he had, he sincerely knew where his heart was and that he was innocent, but he even went to the electric chair with dignity. I believe that is what Judge Thomas is saying. He may not realize it himself but he said it and it makes sense to me.
|The Green Mile|
Clarence Thomas is one of the most conservative and one of the most controversial justices currently sitting on the Supreme Court. Justice Scalia gets a lot of attention, in part because his dissents of late have been hyperbolic and bombastic, but Justice Thomas rarely gets much attention.
He deserves a lot more, and not in a good way.
The 67-year old Georgia-born jurist who replaced – of all people, Thurgood Marshall – on the bench, offered a stunning statement in his dissent of the same-sex marriage case.
“Perhaps recognizing that these cases do not actually involve liberty as it has been understood, the majority goes to great lengths to assert that its decision will advance the ‘dignity’ of same-sex couples,” Justice Thomas writes. “The flaw in that reasoning, of course, is that the Constitution contains no ‘dignity’ Clause, and even if it did, the government would be incapable of bestowing dignity.”“Human dignity has long been understood in this country to be innate. When the Framers proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence that ‘all men are created equal’ and ‘endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,’ they referred to a vision of mankind in which all humans are created in the image of God and therefore of inherent worth. That vision is the foundation upon which this Nation was built.”
OK, you’re probably thinking, this is nuts, and insensitive, but wait, there’s more.“The corollary of that principle is that human dignity cannot be taken away by the government. Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved. Those held in internment camps did not lose their dignity because the government confined them. And those denied governmental benefits certainly do not lose their dignity because the government denies them those benefits. The government cannot bestow dignity, and it cannot take it away.”
Let’s do that again.
“Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved.”
Is he serious?
Being property, being owned by another person, with absolutely no rights, subjected to violence and rape and starvation and whipping and all sorts of other indignities does not cause one to lose their dignity nor their humanity?
Speaking personally, I have never been a slave, nor confined in an internment camp, but I can imagine how horrific that was.
How is it possible that Justice Thomas cannot?
And, as a gay man who married two years ago, almost to this day, I can without qualification state that my personal dignity was greatly affected – positively – upon becoming a legally married man.
The exact moment my husband and I were pronounced married I was a changed person. My world changed, and yes, it had to do with legal acceptance and validation, and dignity.
Something Justice Thomas, sadly, must not know anything about.
Justice Thomas’ dissent is so vile and offensive, he’s actually right now the number two trending topic, right under #LoveWins: