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HIV-positive muppet to star in Nigeria's 'Sesame Street'
CNN ^ | Oct. 6, 2010 | George Webster

Posted on 10/06/2010 9:22:27 AM PDT by fightinJAG

Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog have some new friends, but they're a long way from "Sesame Street."

One of America's best-loved children's shows, which began life on a fictional New York street over 40 years ago, is about to land in Nigeria under the title of "Sesame Square" -- bringing with it some distinctly West African twists.

The show stars Kami, a girl Muppet who is HIV-positive, has golden hair and a zest for adventure; and Kobi, an energetic, furry, blue Muppet whose troublesome escapades help others learn from his mistakes.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; hivaids; indoctrination; napl; sesamestreet

1 posted on 10/06/2010 9:22:29 AM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: fightinJAG

How does a muppet get HIV?


2 posted on 10/06/2010 9:23:23 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: fightinJAG

Well now I will never watch Sesame Street in Africa for sure.


3 posted on 10/06/2010 9:23:46 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: dfwgator

they did this in south africa already. I think it was a botched blood transfusion or something.


4 posted on 10/06/2010 9:25:03 AM PDT by utherdoul
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To: dfwgator
How does a muppet get HIV?

From sharing dirty alphabet letters with Oscar.

5 posted on 10/06/2010 9:25:29 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: dfwgator

Sharing sewing needles...and/or letting anyone place their hand in them...


6 posted on 10/06/2010 9:25:44 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: dfwgator
"How does a muppet get HIV?"

Unprotected contact with the Nookie Monster.

7 posted on 10/06/2010 9:25:50 AM PDT by hometoroost (Somewhere a community is missing its cruise director)
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To: dfwgator

That camping trip with Barney Frank and Al Franken as scout masters.


8 posted on 10/06/2010 9:25:50 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: fightinJAG

But no HOTT Katy Perry?


9 posted on 10/06/2010 9:26:41 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: dfwgator
How does a muppet get HIV?

Why do you think Miss Piggy was going "Wee Wee Wee" all the way home?

10 posted on 10/06/2010 9:26:59 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: fightinJAG

How about a cancer muppet?
Or a Lou Gehrig’s disease muppet.
Oh, that’s right . Those diseases aren’t PC,cause celebre diseases.


11 posted on 10/06/2010 9:27:01 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: dfwgator

Obvously...fisting.


12 posted on 10/06/2010 9:27:59 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: fightinJAG

It’ll be interesting to watch how positively they represent HIV/AIDS through the character— and if they comment on transmission at all. However, given that an estimated 3.6% of people in Nigeria have HIV/AIDS (source: http://www.avert.org/aids-nigeria.htm) then including an HIV-positive character isn’t necessarily a bad idea.


13 posted on 10/06/2010 9:28:34 AM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: dfwgator; utherdoul; dead; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro
How does a muppet get HIV?

>>>they did this in south africa already. I think it was a botched blood transfusion or something.<<<

Let me count the ways!

14 posted on 10/06/2010 9:29:06 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: dfwgator; wagglebee; DJ MacWoW

In that culture it got raped by another muppet hoping to cure aids by having sex with a virgin.

Sadly, under the conditions there this makes sense and shows compassion.


15 posted on 10/06/2010 9:29:14 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: dfwgator

>How does a muppet get HIV?
****

Ernie and Bert have nothing to say.


16 posted on 10/06/2010 9:29:22 AM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: dfwgator

Ain't never had me a Muppet...


17 posted on 10/06/2010 9:31:06 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Carl LaFong

They’d do a breast cancer muppet. Unless everyone and every muppet is already running around in pink.


18 posted on 10/06/2010 9:33:38 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: fightinJAG

This creeps me out.


19 posted on 10/06/2010 9:34:19 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: fightinJAG

This creeps me out.


20 posted on 10/06/2010 9:34:23 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: fightinJAG
How about a more realistic Muppet:

Prince Isa Ahmed- A plucky, philanthropic prince that is SEEKING YOUR ASSISTANCE IN TRANSFERRING THE SUM OF THIRTY FIVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY (US$35,000,000) OUT OF NIGERIA AND INTO YOUR TRUSTED BANK ACCOUNT ABROAD.

21 posted on 10/06/2010 9:35:19 AM PDT by NativeSon
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To: fightinJAG
Maybe we can use $800,000 from the Stimulus package to train Muppets on how to wash their genitals.
22 posted on 10/06/2010 9:38:34 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Carl LaFong

>>How about a cancer muppet?
Or a Lou Gehrig’s disease muppet.
Oh, that’s right . Those diseases aren’t PC,cause celebre diseases.<<

In this case I respectfully disagree. Here in the USA and in most of the Western world, you are 100% correct — AIDS gets both attention and money way out of proportion to the population who get it.

As you know, HIV is a lifestyle disease and damn near 100% of the USA knows how to avoid it: do not engage in homosexual sex and stay in a monogamous heterosexual relationship and you should be 99% OK.

But in Africa, there is a LOT of misinformation about it and the governments are struggling to get the correct information out. AIDS has hit epidemic proportions and many Africans use folk remedies that make matters worse.

If this is a mechanism that can forewarn and educate kids (AND adults) who otherwise would continue to be ignorant, then that is a good thing.

I think one African country (I can’t recall which one) embarked on a massive public education project and had great success in lowering the occurrence of HIV/AIDS.


23 posted on 10/06/2010 9:39:02 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-Reader: omnipotence at home, impotence abroad (Weekly Standard))
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To: fightinJAG

A muppet girl, lol. Of course not a gay muppet guy


24 posted on 10/06/2010 9:39:02 AM PDT by fml
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To: fightinJAG

Africa has a completely different situation with regard to HIV. With the large numbers of little kids suffering due to no fault of their own ... this likely isn’t a terrible idea.

It would, however, be a bad idea over here. We don’t have large numbers of kids with HIV. It is largely a disease in the gay community, and kids don’t need to be taught about it at such a young age.

Over there, kids likely already know about it (because a lot of them have it), and this will simply give them a relatable character on TV.

SnakeDoc


25 posted on 10/06/2010 9:43:34 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow." -- Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: utherdoul
they did this in south africa already. I think it was a botched blood transfusion or something.

Not a victim of rape by a superstitious man who believed that it would "cure" his own AIDS?

26 posted on 10/06/2010 10:08:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: fml
A muppet girl, lol. Of course not a gay muppet guy


27 posted on 10/06/2010 10:14:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: fightinJAG

Kami the albino muppet will have her arms and legs cut off by the witch doctor muppet to make strong ju ju.


28 posted on 10/06/2010 10:21:56 AM PDT by silverleaf (The lesser of two evils is still evil.)
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To: fightinJAG

I ponder who wrote the script. Another homowood promotion??


29 posted on 10/06/2010 10:24:55 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: hometoroost
"How does a muppet get HIV?"

Unprotected contact with the Nookie Monster.

Ding, ding, ding... We have a winnah!

30 posted on 10/06/2010 10:27:08 AM PDT by MortMan (To Obama "Kill them all and let [God] sort them out" is an abortion slogan.)
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To: hometoroost
Unprotected contact with the Nookie Monster.

WIN!

31 posted on 10/06/2010 10:30:24 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (Aspire to inspire before you expire)
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To: Ezekiel; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
How does a muppet get HIV?



32 posted on 10/06/2010 1:49:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Now boys and girls your butt is for making poop not love


33 posted on 10/06/2010 2:47:35 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: Slings and Arrows
How does a muppet get HIV?

I don't want to know.

34 posted on 10/06/2010 2:48:55 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
How does a muppet get HIV? Really! Hmmmmm. Maybe he was diagnosed by the same gut who said we have global warming!
35 posted on 10/07/2010 10:19:17 AM PDT by ColdOne (GOP. Gutless Old Politicians :^))......November and Beyond!)
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