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NYC condom giveaway encourages people to "Get some"
One News Now ^ | 2/20/2008 | Jeff Johnson

Posted on 02/21/2008 11:14:45 AM PST by Between the Lines

New York City is frequently referred to by its slogan, "the Big Apple." But if some in city government have their way, New York may soon be known as the town to "get some."

"Get Some" is the 2008 slogan for New York City's taxpayer-funded condom distribution program. Robert Peters, with Morality in Media, objects to the program both for its promotion of promiscuous sex and its false promise of safety. "I think it will be perceived by many people -- young people, in particular -- not just to get condoms but to get promiscuous sex," he remarks.

"It's like they have these hype campaigns and posters ... and television spots, and they're going to have dispensers for condoms in different parts of the city," says Peters, "and meanwhile, the statistics come in and show that it's simply not working."

The program handed out 36 million condoms in New York City between the Valentine's Day holidays in 2007 and 2008. During that same time period, HIV infections, especially among homosexual men, continued to rise. Peters also worries about the message the condom giveaway is sending to the city's children.

"Do six- and seven-, eight-, ten-year-old kids really need to hear and see the message, 'Get some New York City condoms?'" he wonders.

And, as a New York City taxpayer, he is offended that the city is using his tax dollars to promote irresponsible and immoral behavior. "[As] part of the campaign on Valentine's Day, they had people at subway stops handing out condoms to people," Peters points out.

The Morality in Media spokesman takes issue with the marketing approach being employed by the New York City condom campaign. "It's one thing to place a discrete ad for something targeted to an audience that presumably, genuinely might have a need for it," he shares. "It's another thing to splatter this stuff all over the television screen and ... all over the subways [and] the phone booths ...."

The City Health Department's assistant commissioner for HIV prevention and control, Dr. Monica Sweeney, issued a statement saying she hopes more people will take advantage of the free condoms. The statement made no mention of the increase in sexually transmitted disease frequency since the program's inception.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: arkancide; bigrottenapple; condom; gomorrah; hillarysstate; newyorkslime; sodom

1 posted on 02/21/2008 11:14:48 AM PST by Between the Lines
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To: Between the Lines

Isn’t that what they say in real estate? “Get lots”


2 posted on 02/21/2008 11:15:45 AM PST by Perdogg (Vice President Richard B Cheney - A National Treasure)
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To: Between the Lines

We’ve gone from “Just say No” to “Get some”.


3 posted on 02/21/2008 11:15:53 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Between the Lines
New York may soon be known as the town to "get some."

No thanks... I'd like to think of myself as a little more discriminating...

4 posted on 02/21/2008 11:16:34 AM PST by John123
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To: Between the Lines

I thought the whole point of the condom was to keep you from “getting some”...


5 posted on 02/21/2008 11:16:53 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (IX-XI -- numquam didici)
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To: Between the Lines

“Get Some Pie” in the Big Apple?


6 posted on 02/21/2008 11:17:27 AM PST by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
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To: Between the Lines

“Get Some” is the 2008 slogan for New York City’s taxpayer-funded condom distribution program.”

New York taxpayers are idiots for putting these chuckleheads in office. So guess what? Good luck with that N.Y.!


7 posted on 02/21/2008 11:20:46 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

Why do they call it the Big Apple?.... No cherry’s left.


8 posted on 02/21/2008 11:21:06 AM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Hegemony Cricket
I thought the whole point of the condom was to keep you from “getting some”...

But the failure rate is fairly high, so it's pretty likely that you will "get some".

9 posted on 02/21/2008 11:21:24 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Between the Lines

“Get some”: free needles, ganja, Wild Irish Rose......


10 posted on 02/21/2008 11:27:15 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Between the Lines

...And all you New Yorkers watch out for all those used condoms on the sidewalk....like stepping on a banana peel!

Why yes officer, I did loss consciousness when I took a header after stepping on a used rubber! Thank you for your concern!


11 posted on 02/21/2008 11:27:25 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ClearCase_guy

Wow - so we are finally “getting some” truth in advertising? :-)


12 posted on 02/21/2008 11:38:41 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (IX-XI -- numquam didici)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

““Get Some Pie” in the Big Apple?”

Hey, its as American as apple pie!


13 posted on 02/21/2008 11:41:59 AM PST by CSM (Kakistocracy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.)
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To: Perdogg

Have the Mayor and A.G. have implicitly agreed to pay
for any pregnancy, or STD, obtained?


14 posted on 02/21/2008 11:41:59 AM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Diogenesis
Of course not ... condoms are the panacea for unwanted preganancies and STD's. The problem is that not everyone's gotten the message after 40 years or so of having it burned into our psyches. Once everyone's using them, those problems will vanish ... right? Right?

(/sarc)

15 posted on 02/21/2008 11:49:52 AM PST by GenXFreedomFighter
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To: Between the Lines

Hey, Mom and Dad, be sure that your little kids don’t confuse condoms with balloons.


16 posted on 02/21/2008 11:55:30 AM PST by GOPologist (GUN CONTROL: using both hands.)
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To: Perdogg

That’s what we marines cried out b4 battle in the nam


17 posted on 02/21/2008 12:01:55 PM PST by devistate one four (nam '68)
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To: Between the Lines
Well, it's obviously not Giuliani's New York City anymore.
Buh-bye, NYC. Have fun with your condoms.


18 posted on 02/21/2008 12:04:54 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: CSM

Like they used to say in the old days...

An evening with Venus,
A lifetime with Mercury!


19 posted on 02/21/2008 12:21:24 PM PST by catman67
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To: Lancey Howard

Well back when Giuliani was mayor everybody was loyal to their mistress.


20 posted on 02/21/2008 12:43:15 PM PST by Philly Nomad
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To: Between the Lines

Perverts continue to denigrate society into a cesspool. Protection is not their goal, don’t buy off on that BS.


21 posted on 02/21/2008 1:08:27 PM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Between the Lines
When I’m asked if I’m getin’ any I just assume their talking about fiber in my diet.
22 posted on 02/21/2008 1:14:56 PM PST by Walmartian
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To: Between the Lines

“These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage.” Jude 16

Interesting how the liberals fit this verse so well. They seek to gain advantage by encouraging people to indulge themselves in misdeeds that can kill. If not their lives, then at least their hearts. All to gain an advantage over others, politically.


23 posted on 02/21/2008 1:20:14 PM PST by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publici scholae)
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To: Philly Nomad

For some reason I have the song, “Your Wife’s Been Cheating On Us” going through my head.


24 posted on 02/21/2008 1:22:00 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Between the Lines

I couldn’t get some if I had a bottle of vodka and $1000 in my hands.


25 posted on 02/21/2008 1:32:51 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: Between the Lines
I hope NY vets who recognize the phrase "get some" as the shout you give before you let loose with a Ma Deuce .50 cal machine gun don't get the wrong idea. ;^)

Then again maybe it would help. 8^O

26 posted on 02/21/2008 2:58:59 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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