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Switzerland: Banned from Santa's Lap (Brought about by concerns over pedophilia)
Sky News ^ | November 15, 2005

Posted on 11/15/2005 10:32:03 AM PST by Stoat

 

 

No more lap sitting for kids
No more lap sitting for kids

Banned From Santa's Lap

Updated: 14:55, Tuesday November 15, 2005

Santas in Switzerland have been banned from sitting children on their laps amid concerns about paedophilia.

Calls from worried parents prompted the country's Society of St Nicholases to tell their members not to sit youngsters on their knees in the traditional manner.

In Switzerland it is St Nicholas rather than Father Christmas who delivers presents to children.

It is customary for men dressed as "Samiklaus" to put children on their knees before asking them whether they have been good.

However, the society said it had taken the step to protect the 100 professional St Nicholases on its books.

It said in a statement: "We want to counteract any accusations of paedophilia involving our members.

"We regret having to do this, but the public has become very sensitive about child abuse."

 



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: badsanta; christmas; crime; pedophiles; pedophilia; perverts; saintnicholas; santa; stnicholas; switzerland
Another symbol of religious and cultural tradition is destroyed by the perverts and the queers.

"sigh"

1 posted on 11/15/2005 10:32:06 AM PST by Stoat
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To: Stoat

2 posted on 11/15/2005 10:33:36 AM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: Stoat

Great googly moogly.


3 posted on 11/15/2005 10:34:14 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Stoat

Next.

4 posted on 11/15/2005 10:36:34 AM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: Stoat; Owl_Eagle; Sam's Army; Lazamataz; Darksheare; pissant; Dashing Dasher; najida; ...

Methinks Santa was NAUGHTY, PING!!!


5 posted on 11/15/2005 10:37:29 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: Stoat
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6 posted on 11/15/2005 10:37:29 AM PST by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: Stoat
Better ban the internet too.

I hear pedophiles use it to post pics to each other...
7 posted on 11/15/2005 10:38:00 AM PST by USF (I see your Jihad and raise you a Crusade )
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To: Stoat

Bad Santa


8 posted on 11/15/2005 10:38:10 AM PST by Rakkasan1 (Peace de Resistance! Viva la Paper towels!)
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To: BerthaDee

Oh no, that poor bunny is still beating himself to death!!


9 posted on 11/15/2005 10:38:13 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: Stoat
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 11/15/2005 10:38:18 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Uh-oh...the Easter Bunny's next.


11 posted on 11/15/2005 10:38:57 AM PST by EX52D
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Cut the guy some slack, he only comes once a year.


12 posted on 11/15/2005 10:40:44 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Stoat
Unnngh.
13 posted on 11/15/2005 10:41:06 AM PST by martin_fierro (Dispensing with the Obvious since 1997)
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To: Rakkasan1

The Night The Reindeer Died!


14 posted on 11/15/2005 10:41:38 AM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL, well when you put it that way....


15 posted on 11/15/2005 10:42:14 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Yes, he's been quitely banging his head. Pooor baby.


16 posted on 11/15/2005 10:42:15 AM PST by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: BerthaDee

He must like it then!


17 posted on 11/15/2005 10:43:52 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: martin_fierro
Ugg...kinda sorry I went there. Disappointed 2
18 posted on 11/15/2005 10:47:14 AM PST by EX52D
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
What the..???? Do the Santa's in Switerland meet the children in a room at the Motel 6 or are they in busy malls with cameras pointed at them????? Honest to Pete, it's a world gone mad.
19 posted on 11/15/2005 10:48:00 AM PST by Millee ("Life is just one damned thing after another" - Elbert Hubbard)
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To: Stoat

Isn't Switzerland the home of the Burgermeister Meisterberger?


20 posted on 11/15/2005 10:48:47 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

I'm not sure about that; I only visited Switzerland briefly. Isn't Switzerland famous for having a lot of elves living in the mountains and the forests though?


21 posted on 11/15/2005 10:50:59 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

22 posted on 11/15/2005 10:51:12 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: Millee
I guess they are trying to be safe.

Hey, why not try screening Santas for a criminal background as well.

23 posted on 11/15/2005 10:51:34 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: Stoat

You're thinking Middle Earth....


24 posted on 11/15/2005 10:52:02 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Stoat

 

They may have a point.


25 posted on 11/15/2005 10:58:17 AM PST by Fintan (One of these days I'll tell you what I really think.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Not gonna say it.... Not gonna say it......


26 posted on 11/15/2005 10:59:04 AM PST by day10 (Wherever you come near the human race there's layers and layers of nonsense.)
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To: day10
"Not gonna say it.... Not gonna say it......"

Me neither, the mod squad can ZOT me for writing it, but they can't stop me from thinking it!!!

27 posted on 11/15/2005 11:01:43 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Nasty Santa ~ Bump!


28 posted on 11/15/2005 11:03:09 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Fintan

Um, does that fall under the, "They should never give a license to a man that drives a sleigh and plays with elves", category?


29 posted on 11/15/2005 11:03:43 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: blackie; Millee; day10
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30 posted on 11/15/2005 11:06:38 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

A friend of yours?? >:-}


31 posted on 11/15/2005 11:11:26 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Millee

EXACTLY!

Kids around here get about 6.3 seconds with the Jolly Old Gent before their pictures are snapped and they are whisked off to KayBee.

Those Swiss Santas must be some speedy guys to get up to any mischief in that amount of time, with Mom-n-Dad standing fondly by...


32 posted on 11/15/2005 11:29:43 AM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: reagan_fanatic

No you didn't go there! LMAO!


33 posted on 11/15/2005 11:49:22 AM PST by WasDougsLamb (Just my opinion.Go easy on me........)
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To: Stoat

Nope. I've always thought it was creepy.


34 posted on 11/15/2005 11:57:21 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Stoat

An SNL Classic:


Laraine Newman: I'm next!

Dan Aykroyd: [ laughing ] Are you sure you want to do this?

Laraine Newman: Sure! You know, I mean it's crazy, this time of year does something to me, I feel like a little kid!

Dan Aykroyd: Make it quick, though - we've got a lot of shopping to do.

Laraine Newman: Oh, don't be such a Scrooge. Where's your spirit?

[ little girl steps off Santa's lap and heads off ]

Mall Santa: Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas, everybody!

Laraine Newman: I'll only be a minute.

Dan Aykroyd: Sure.

[ as Laraine steps up to Santa Claus, she unrolls some toilet paper which she proceeds to place around his lap ]

Dan Aykroyd: Hey, wait a minute! What are you doing?

Laraine Newman: Relax! I said I'll only be a minute..

Dan Aykroyd: What is this?

Laraine Newman: It's for protection.

Dan Aykroyd: Toilet tissue?! You mean, you haven't heard of Santi-Wrap? [ holds up red and green colored toilet seat protection sheet ] Sure.. Santi-Wrap - the colorful, decorative and hygienic way to protect yourself from germs carried by the likes of a part-time Santa Claus.

Mall Santa: [ drinking from a bottle of alcohol ] Ho ho ho..

Dan Aykroyd: Look, he's so jolly, he's smart, he knows if you've been sleeping - but do you know where he's been sleeping?

Laraine Newman: [ sits up with a stir ] Oh, my goodness!

Dan Aykroyd: That's just it, Look, Laraine - I love Santa just as much as anybody else, but, December 26th, Noel over here goes back to the Y.

Mall Santa: [ drinking from a bottle of alcohol ] Ho ho ho..

Laraine Newman: But won't toilet paper protect me?

Dan Aykroyd: Two-ply? Never. Not these germs. Let me show you.

[ show image of Santa's bare leg ]

Dan Aykroyd: This is a picture of Santa's leg. Seems normal. But look at the same picture magnified under a microscope.

[ show circular close-up of tiny little men sitting on a street corner, with little hairs surrounding the lens ]

Laraine Newman: Are those Santa's helpers?

Dan Aykroyd: Yes, those are Santa's helpers. And they're communicable. Now, will you stop using the two-ply?

Laraine Newman: What a fool I've been! [ replaces her toilet paper with one Santi-Wrap sheet and sits ] Okay.. I want a car, and a refigerator, and -

Dan Aykroyd: Use Santi-rap, and I promise you won't get one tick.. from jolly St. Nick.

Mall Santa: [ drinking from a bottle of alcohol ] Ho ho ho.. ho.. ho ho..


35 posted on 11/15/2005 12:02:04 PM PST by dfwgator
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