Skip to comments.220 000 condoms off to Myanmar
Posted on 05/22/2008 6:34:08 AM PDT by VocalObserver
Bangkok - The United Nations will send nearly a quarter of a million condoms into cyclone-hit Myanmar to help needy survivors with no access to contraceptives, a UN official says.
So far, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said it had sent 72 800 condoms to survivors struggling to maintain their family planning after the storm hit in early May.
A total of 218 400 condoms would be delivered, UNFPA aid advisor Chaiyos Kunanusont said.
"We don't want regular use of contraception disrupted. An emergency usually damages the health system, so people don't have access to condoms and contraceptives," said Chaiyos.
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First things first...
Thank God the UN is on the job ...
“UN Population Fund (UNFPA)”
“’We don’t want regular use of contraception disrupted. An emergency usually damages the health system, so people don’t have access to condoms and contraceptives,’ said Chaiyos.”
They are busy finding bizarre reasons to justify their existence and continued funding. What a bunch of maroons.
Now don’t make fun of this...
Let’s face it, the whole world would be better off if Myanmar had half its current population. Same with China, Pakistan, etc.
U.N. = Useless Nations
A simple google search could have helped ;)
ha-ha Reminds me of a handwritten note that I once saw on a restroom condom machine. "Don't buy any of this gum. It tastes like rubber."
I guess abortion kits are next on the agenda.
“A total of 218 400 condoms would be delivered, UNFPA aid advisor Chaiyos Kunanusont said.”
I thought the UN was sending disaster relief personnel to Myanmar, but if they are sending in condoms, I guess they are sending in peacekeeping troops. (Wouldn’t want those peacekeepers getting STDs.)
I guess they were out of “Quit Smoking” kits.
MY wife died in the cyclone, but thanks for caring!
I hear you can use a UN condom for water filtration.
Lets face it, the whole world would be better off if Myanmar had half its current population. Same with China, Pakistan, etc.
If that is the case, why not ban all aid from making it to Myanmar or China. That would certainly hasten the population decline. But no, the minute there is a disaster, we rush in and try to mitigate deaths.
Seems we want to prevent future population from existing, but save those living now. I just don't understand the liberal mind at all.
Tens of thousands of people are dead - the first priority apparently is to make sure that none of them are replaced.
Dumb question - Are UN condoms blue on the end?
Make perfect sense. /sarc
There is a moral difference between killing people and giving them birth control. The better argument against this policy, I think, involves whether they would use the condoms, or it’s just an empty gesture.
There is no question though that runaway population growth in the third world is causing problems here in the US. The world consumption of oil, for example, would be a lot less if there were fewer people consuming it. A lot of the illegal immigration problem in the US was brought on by Mexico’s population problems. I think the Muslim world in particular needs birth control. We can’t ignore this problem, unfortunately.
We deeply regret the resistance you have shown to allowing international aid to feed and house your people. However we know there is one issue on which we can agree: you don't want a horde of little Myanmartians running around in the filth and rubble, as you will then have even more mouths to starve. So please accept these UN approved condoms as a first step in your junta's recovery. We also have a large surplus of inflatable life rafts and traffic control flashlights available. These might also be useful gifts as your people starve and die of disease.
Sincerely, UN Population, Flotation and Traffic Control
I am freakin’ speechless. Who thinks of these things, monkeys sipping cuervo in a tree? How, how, how does one conclude that starving, ailing, homeless, parentless people need condoms?
Perfect example of the UN thought process. Me myself I just cannot imagine a survivor of that Cyclone wandering around thinking “A condom, I need to find a condom”
The Myanmar government shares your belief. So, who dies first?
Where there are problems the UN only sees “opportunity”!!
Enjoy your baloon animal seminars.
In the midst of disaster .. only the liberals would be thinking about sex.
Is it just me or does anyone else find it funny that this report about condoms etc cums to us from Bankok ??
My kingdom for a condom.
Priorities, doncha know...
That is a despicably evil idea. We need single every eternal soul that God has created for his purposes and not ours. But besides that, from a purely economical perspective, people are the most valuable resource on earth. People are the means of production and consumption that drive the world's economy. Additionally, and maybe more importantly, people discover, invent, adapt and create even in slavery and other suboptimal conditions. Who are you or anyone else to say we would be better off with less. Why don't you volunteer to go first?
Lets face it, the whole world would be better off if Myanmar had half its current
population government. Same with China, Pakistan, etc. And that goes for the United States too!
Hey! They make a great soup.
They can always fill them with drinking water.
Birth control is a “dispicably evil idea?”
Get real. There are reasons that the resources of the world seem to be growing shorter in supply. Economic growth in the third world is the most significant reason, and it would be a whole lot less significant if the demand for more goods in China was coming from just a few hundred million people instead of 1.1 billion people. That’s just a fact of economics, which can’t be denied.
We can either do this the easy way by sending them birth control, or we can wait until they are slitting each others throats, as well as our own, because there are too many of them, too few resources to support them.
If the condoms work as well as the UN does then there would be no need to send them as they wouldn’t prevent a darn thing.
Any chance the UN meant this as a subliminal message for what the citizens are receiving from their tyrant government?
Suddenly I’m thinking of the movie, “The Coneheads”.
Nonsense. The problem isn't excess population, but stupid government policies (both here and abroad).
The world consumption of oil, for example, would be a lot less if there were fewer people consuming it.
Unlikely. If the world population were smaller, there would simply be a smaller market (less demand, less pressure for exploration, etc.).
A lot of the illegal immigration problem in the US was brought on by Mexicos population problems.
This is more baseless conjecture. The illegal immigration problem in the US was brought about by bad policies from the time of FDR via the Bracero program. The pressures on the Mexican side that allowed the problem to continue were due to incompetence and corruption of their federal government. It continued on our side due to a federal government that refused to do its job to protect our borders because it thought we needed the extra labor to sustain economic growth.
I think the Muslim world in particular needs birth control.
What the Muslim world needs is to change religions.
We cant ignore this problem, unfortunately.
The "problem" is people like you. Your kind caused most of the misery in the 20th century.
Birth control is “misery?” You’re delusional. There is going to be a whole lot more misery than that, if we continue to grow the world population at the rate that it’s been growing.
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 8:34:08 AM by VocalObserver
Condoms & Bangkok
So many jokes - so little time.
No food, no safe water, no housing, no medicine and the UN sends the cyclone victims condoms. The UN is worthless, corrupt and venal.
No, YOU are. Your kind. Those of you who think that you know what is best for other people, and are willing to use the force of government to impose your will on others. The operative word in population control is CONTROL.
You're evil. Your kind murdered millions in the 20th century. Because sooner or later when your policies don't turn out the way you think they should, you turn to rounding up people who don't think the way you do and putting them in death camps.
There is going to be a whole lot more misery than that, if we continue to grow the world population at the rate that its been growing.
In addition to being evil, you are also an idiot. Humans are not a waste product; they are a resource. One of the few consistent axioms of history is that larger populations result in greater wealth.