The company’s survey indicates that, in the early stages of courting, the pressure to pay falls primarily on men, but this imbalance hardly dissolves as the relationship progresses. Fifty-six percent of men foot the bill in full once they’re in an established relationship, and, even further down the line, 36 percent of men pay all of household bills, versus 14 percent of women. There’s not much in the way of historical data on the question of who pays for dates, but the findings of a 1985 poll suggest that very little has changed in the past 30 years.
Last year, Frederick co-authored a study larger than NerdWallet’s—one that reached about 17,000 people—which also found that men tend to pay for dates. In the study, he and his co-authors called paying for dates “a rare case” in which women are incentivized not to fight old-school gender dynamics. This same logic might explain why men who are okay stepping down as breadwinners aren’t as eager to step up to the demands of parenting and homemaking. (The scope of Frederick’s study was wider than NerdWallet’s too, and, interestingly, 39 percent of its female respondents admitted that they hoped men would reject their offers to help pay.)
This kind of stuff is scary. If these guys are guilty, they need to go to jail for a very long time. I hope that these girls understand that there’s no such thing as a free lunch – or a free drink. Be careful out there, kids.
(CNN) – A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is being investigated on suspicion that members put “date rape” drugs into drinks served at a party, according to search warrants issued by campus police.
Police started investigating after three women and a man were hospitalized after consuming drinks at the September 12 party at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house, the search warrant said. The warrants sought, among other things, drugs that cause loss of memory or “other intoxicating effects.”
The third female student who went to the hospital said the fraternity sold “all access” cards that provided women with unlimited drinks. The female student said, “The cards were only for sale to females ‘and you have to be hot’ to get one,” according to the warrant.
When asked whether the party was a “ladies night party,” the student said, “No. This is how it usually is, girls always get wasted there,” the warrant stated.
When police officers went into the fraternity house about 1:30 a.m. on Sepember 13, they found 42 people in the basement under the legal drinking age of 21, all with a red or black “X” marked on their hands, the warrant said.
The warrants said fraternity members marked guests’ hands with the X’s but don’t explain what the marks meant.
David Goodner, who has worked as a community organizer in Des Moines for Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, has left town. He says his son and the boy’s mother moved to Madison, Wis., some time ago and he’s gone to join them.
It’s tough leaving, Goodner says in an email, but he’s starting a new job as a labor organizer for Service Employees International Union in La Crosse, Wis., and he feels there’s lots of exciting things to do.
Officials inside the storied agency describe astonishment and embarrassment that no one tackled the suspect — identified as Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas — before he reached the grand columned entrance that looks out at Pennsylvania avenue. But they also defend the decision to hold their fire.
“This wasn’t a military-style assault. He had no bag, no backpack, no visible weapons. And from the early reports from the officers he seemed to be mentally disturbed,” one insider told Yahoo News.
They should have apprehended him before he reached the door, but shooting him would have been overkill.
Remember these guys? They are still running rampant despite the #bringbackourgirls campaign.
Boko Haram militants have attacked a rural market in the north-east Nigerian town of Mainok, killing dozens of people, officials and witnesses say.
Gunmen shot at traders and customers as they raided the busy market for food supplies on Friday.
The number of casualties is not yet clear, with some reports suggesting as many as 30 people were killed.
Boko Haram has taken control of a series of towns and villages in north-eastern Nigeria in recent weeks.
Panetta has a mastery of the obvious.
Even as the administration attempts to deflect responsibility for the implosion of Iraq, Obama’s former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says he thought we left Iraq too early and waited too long to do anything about Syria. Basically, it’s all Obama’s fault.
“The generals and the president can’t even agree on the strategy,” Krauthammer said, “and that’s the one country that’s supposed to be leading all this.”
Rick Esenberg is sharing with the world via the Wall Street Journal what we in Wisconsin already know.
In the meantime, because details of the prosecutors’ investigation remain secret, both the media and liberal partisans have been free to speculate about what is happening—aided by documents that have leaked or been selectively released for legal reasons. None of them reflect illegal activity by the governor or the targeted groups, but the local press is deeply invested in the idea that there must be a story somewhere. It pounces on each detail. Because campaign-finance law is extraordinarily complex, some voters will interpret a headline as proof that someone must have done something wrong. And that’s the whole idea. In Wisconsin, criminal law—wielded selectively and aggressively—has become a political weapon.
(CNN) – Two U.S. jets intercepted six Russian planes that neared U.S. airspace off Alaska on Thursday and Canadian planes intercepted two Russian bombers that approached Canadian airspace, NORAD reported.
A U.S. official told CNN’s Barbara Starr that officials in Washington think the incidents were related to the visit by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who talked to Canadian officials Wednesday and President Barack Obama on Thursday. The United States promised Ukraine $46 million in nonlethal aid for its battle with pro-Russian militants.
I would note that the person who does not stand with Walker is freeloading off of the one who does.
Critics of the Journal Sentinel’s coverage of Chisholm’s investigation of Walker, his staff and his allies have long complained of what they call biased reporting and commentary, especially by Bice, overseen by Managing Editor George Stanley.
“Dan Bice and the Journal Sentinel have abandoned journalistic standards in covering the long-running investigation of Gov. Scott Walker, his staff, and allied conservative advocacy groups,” said George Mitchell, a former journalist who once worked for a Democratic governor of Illinois.
“Bice and the paper have relied heavily on material that originated from illegal leaks. They have smeared numerous innocent people who were barred by secrecy orders from responding to rumors and leaks. They have dishonestly portrayed completely legal and widespread political conduct. The list goes on. It is long.”
Forty-three members of Chisholm’s staff signed petitions to recall Walker, and Chisholm himself campaigned for Walker’s unsuccessful opponent in the June 2012 recall vote. Chisholm’s office is heavily Democratic by various measures, including campaign contributions. Twenty-six prosecutors, administrators and support staff donated to candidates in the recent years. Chisholm staffers gave $18,061 to Democrats/liberals, according to an April 2012 report by Mediatrackers, a non-profit watchdog group. By contrast, the staff in the district attorney’s office contributed only $4,408 to Republicans/conservatives over the same period.
This pattern has yet to be acknowledged by the Journal Sentinel.
Buzzfeed has broken a bombshell scandal: Wisconsin’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate directly lifted significant portions her jobs plan from three different Democrats: Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Ward Cammack, and Indiana gubernatorial candidate John Gregg.
Burke is accused of directly plagiarizing phrases, sentences, and even entire paragraphs from the jobs plans Markell produced in 2008, Cammack wrote in 2009, and Gregg released in 2012.
This shows again that Burke is a complete media fabrication. There’s no substance there. The debates should be fun to watch. And again I would point out that it took a national media outlet to catch this. Once again, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Madison State Journal, Appleton Post-Crescent, and all of the other Wisconsin mainstream media outlets are caught sleeping when it comes to any critical analysis of Burke.
Weeks before the state passed a legalization amendment in 2012, the Broncosquarterback began snapping up Papa John’s franchises in the Denver area. The move prompted even the most casual observer to deduce that Peyton, a wily old fox, had bought the stores to capitalize on the impending munchies boom that would sweep the state.
And those observers would appear to be right, if we read between the lines Manning is dishing out.
That’s a good ad. Plain ol’ kitchen table economics.
Jeff Kaminiski, president of United Steelworkers Local 2006, said this week he called the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Madison office and asked that Walker be fined.
“Gov. Walker’s violations send the wrong message to anyone trying follow the rules and come home safe at the end of the day,” Kaminski said in a statement. “Safety is the backbone of the union movement. We want all workers to come home safe at end of the day, we can’t have an example like this playing statewide.”
The ad does illustrate multiple violations of OSHA rules for working in trenches, said Adam Finkel, executive director of the Penn Program on Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania and a former OSHA director of health regulations under President Bill Clinton.
The good news is that they are doing this. If this is all the liberals can muster against Walker, it’s pretty small ball. It means they know they are losing on the issues.
As for the complaint itself, here is the ad for reference:
It’s not the best ad in the world, but it makes a point. What’s so stupid about the complaint, in addition to the fact that it is a political ad and not a workplace, is that OSHA doesn’t even apply. According to OSHA:
OSHA covers most private sector employers and their workers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. jurisdictions either directly through federal OSHA or through an OSHA-approved state program. Workers at state and local government agencies are not covered by federal OSHA, but have OSH Act protections if they work in those states that have an OSHA-approved state program. To find out if you are in a state with an OSHA–approved state program visit our website at www.osha.gov/dcsp/osp/index.html.
And if you follow the like, Wisconsin does not have an OSHA-approved state program. So in his role as a state employee, OSHA does not apply to Walker. In his role as a candidate, he is not an employee of any sort and OSHA does not apply.
One would think that if “safety is the backbone of the union movement” is true, as Kaminski contends, that he would have taken 30 seconds to see which safety regulations might apply before opening his mouth.
But still… small ball.
These stories show how devoid of common sense some of us have become.
According to a criminal complaint charging a 17-year-old junior, the dean of students searched the boy’s car and found a rifle, a bayonet, five knives and nearly 400 rounds of ammunition. That quickly brought out Village of Pewaukee police.
“It’s taken very seriously. We can’t have weapons, guns and knives in a school zone,” Village of Pewaukee police Detective Craig Drummy said.
Pewaukee police said while they don’t believe he intended to harm anyone, he’s still facing two criminal charges.
Village of Pewaukee police said they believe everyone is safe at the school. The boy is suspended and could be expelled.
After WISN 12 News inquired Wednesday afternoon, the Pewaukee school superintendent emailed all parents, saying in part, “This incident did not and does not pose any threat or risk to the safety and security of our campus.”
It makes sense for the vice principal to call the police to investigate. Having a rifle and hundreds of round of ammunition (meaning: a few boxes and perfectly normal for spending a little time at the range) on campus should be evaluated. But after speaking with the kid, it appears that neither the school officials nor the police thought that the kid was planning anything untoward. The school made a point of telling parents that it “did not and does not pose any threat or risk to the safety and security of our campus.”
So why the pending criminal charges and expulsion from school? The other kids are safe and were never in danger. The kid made a mistake bringing his weapon – unloaded and in his vehicle – to the school parking lot. If the goal is to deter him from doing it again, wouldn’t a simple ticket and/or detention – not to mention the hours of police questioning already endured – do the trick? Why waste thousands of dollars and hours prosecuting him? Why yank him out of school and damage his education when nobody was ever in danger?
Hopefully both the Pewaukee school officials and district attorney come to their senses and drop the severe measures. The odds are that this kid won’t make the same mistake again. There’s no need to damage his education and saddle him with a criminal record for something that didn’t harm another soul.
The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.
The Department of Energy report, released Monday, was the first time an energy company allowed independent monitoring of a drilling site during the fracking process and for 18 months afterward. After those months of monitoring, researchers found that the chemical-laced fluids used to free gas stayed about 5,000 feet below drinking water supplies.