Posts Tagged ‘New York’

Reader Poll: Is divorce becoming less socially acceptable?

In Divorce on July 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Here is the question we asked our readers:

“The New York Times is reporting that divorce is becoming less socially acceptable. Have you noticed that in your social circles?”

Here is how they responded:

87 percent           “No”

13 percent           “Yes”

 We were surprised that not many of our readers chose to respond to this question.  Not sure if that’s because divorce just doesn’t figure prominently in our readers’ lives or if it was just a dumb question.

The New York Times, however, seemed to think it was relevant and printed an article describing how elite New Yorkers now feel the stigma of divorce.   How Divorce Lost Its Groove

You can read our blog post on it here.

UFI Reader Poll: “Is it ‘racist’ to point a finger at abortion?”

In Abortion, Media, Sanctity of Life on April 7, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Here’s last week’s question:

“Is it racist to point out that in New York City, 60 percent of all African-American pregnancies end in induced abortion?”

Here is the UFI reader response:

3 percent                            Yes, it is racist

97 percent                           No, it’s just stating facts

0 percent                           Not racist, but very insensitive

United Families International representatives were at the UN in New York when the controversial billboard “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb” was hanging in Lower Manhattan.  While visiting with an Ambassador from an African country’s mission, he explained that he had heard about the billboard and was puzzled by the reaction.  He couldn’t understand why it was a problem for New Yorkers.  “It’s stating the truth isn’t it?” he said.  “Is it racist to inform people that there’s a problem that needs to be considered?”

We had the same thought.  In New York, 60 percent of all African American pregnancies are aborted.  That’s a tragedy that needs some attention.  It appears that another billboard, this time in Chicago, is receiving the same reaction – or at least there are some very vocal people.  Perhaps the truth hurts, but so do unborn children.

South Side Chicago Anti-Abortion Billboards Covered Up

Anti-Abortion Billboard in New York Creating Controversy

Bed Bugs: The new “STD”

In Abstinence on November 16, 2010 at 5:00 am

Bed bugs have made a comeback.  Major cities and metro-areas around the U.S. have seen a resurgence of the little pests.  Bed bugs are notorious for their hitchhiking abilities, moving from one location to another in a person’s clothes, socks, shoes or suitcase.  Now bed bugs have found the perfect way to find a new home; they simply catch a ride after a one-night stand.

New York City’s 2009 Community Health Survey found that an estimated 6.7 percent of the residents had bedbugs.  That percentage of people infected with bed bugs is steadily rising with many people citing the role of casual sex as a contributing factor to the rapid spread.  In the ultra-hip areas of Brooklyn, a favorite of New York’s up and coming professionals, bed bugs are a regular topic and it seems to be putting a crimp in the “night life.”

Bed bugs can infest nearly anything—beds, furniture, books, clothes, and carpet.  Generally, the only way to get rid of bedbugs is extermination by a professional and it’s expensive.

“You don’t want to get bed bugs,” one beautiful coed who lives in Brooklyn informed me, shivering with disgust at the thought.  “It’s kind of altered the way things are done around here.  It’s kind of always in the back of your mind when you’re out.”  She paused and added, “bed bugs are the new STD.” (Sexually Transmitted Disease)

Now that’s one consequence of sexual promiscuity that we never thought of…

Abortion NOT rare in New York

In Abortion on July 11, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Making abortion “safe, legal, and rare” is the mantra of the pro-abortion crowd.   A recent article about the frequency of abortion in New York shows how dishonest and outrageous this canard actually is.  It was 40 years ago this month when the state of New York became the first to legalize abortion.    Since then, “New York City has become the nation’s undisputed abortion capital” with an abortion rate that is three times the national average.

Abortion is certainly legal in New York, but it is far from rare.  In the year 2008, there were seven abortions for every 10 live births.  But in the African-American community in New York, abortions outnumber live births by a ratio of three to two.  Abortionists are becoming wealthy, all the while convincing women that killing their unborn children is their constitutional right.  It appears that African-Americans are paying the highest price for this lie.

To see the complete article: “Where New York’s Not Proud to Lead” go here:


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