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US to fund $20m remake of Sesame Street for Pakistan
BBC ^ | April 9, 2011 | Syed Shoaib Hasan

Posted on 04/09/2011 1:34:15 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

In a new effort to win hearts and minds in Pakistan, USAID - the development arm of the US government - is donating $20m (£12m) to the country to create a local Urdu version of the show.

The project aims to boost education in Pakistan, where many children have no access to regular schooling.

The show is to be filmed in Lahore and aired later in the year.

"The programme is part of a series of ventures that is aimed at developing the educational infrastructure in the country," Virginia Morgan, a spokesperson for USAID, told the BBC.

"Education is one of the vital sectors that need help in Pakistan."

The show will be set in a village in Pakistan - rather than the streets of New York - with roadside tea shop and residents sitting on their verandas.

The remake will star a puppet called Rani, the six-year-old daughter of a peasant farmer, with pigtails and a school uniform, according to Britain's Guardian newspaper.

The Rafi Peer group has been a leading light in Pakistani theatre for nearly 30 years. The group has been in the news in the past for its off-the-cuff productions - but also for the threats it has received.

In 2008 its highly popular World Performing Arts festival in Lahore was bombed. Although no-one was injured, the attack set back the arts in what is regarded as the country's cultural capital.

This was followed by an attack on the troupe's cafe in the city. Despite this, owners Faizan and Imran Peerzada have remained committed to bringing Sesame Street to audiences across Pakistan.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pakistan; pbs; sesamestreet; usaid
There’s nothing wrong with turning the Sesame Street characters into Muslims. It’s all part of the “Kenyan-In-Cheif’s” world outreach program.

I expect that soon we’ll see them shooting RPG’s at American troops, or, maybe even one riding on the subway wearing a Burqa before blowing herself up with the morning starpholders...

1 posted on 04/09/2011 1:34:19 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

I can see it now,

“One infidel head, two infidel head...”


2 posted on 04/09/2011 1:36:29 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Beaten Valve

So let me guess, they are going to change to characters into:

1. The Jew
2. The Christian
3. The Imam
4. The Bomb Maker
5. The Jihad Hero
...


3 posted on 04/09/2011 1:36:41 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Beaten Valve

Just another day in bizzaro world since Zero became president.


4 posted on 04/09/2011 1:42:11 PM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Instead of “Cookie Monster” they’re going to have “Zionist Jew”.


5 posted on 04/09/2011 1:42:18 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Beaten Valve

$20 Million Taxpayer Dollars!?


6 posted on 04/09/2011 1:44:05 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Beaten Valve

BS ,use the money to help Americans,not Pakistani Dirt.


7 posted on 04/09/2011 1:44:30 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Heh. What are they gonna do with Bert and Ernie?


8 posted on 04/09/2011 1:45:08 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Beaten Valve

Hey we got more money than we know what to do with.. we are already sending our excess money to the Muslims , so why not Big Bird too??


9 posted on 04/09/2011 1:45:35 PM PDT by RnMomof7 ( "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you,)
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To: Beaten Valve
US to fund $20m remake of Sesame Street for Pakistan

Well, there is 50% of what almost shut down government spent already.

10 posted on 04/09/2011 1:46:19 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Beaten Valve

11 posted on 04/09/2011 1:51:51 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (We can either have a free market economy or socialism, TARPers, GM and GE can't have it both ways.)
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To: Beaten Valve
Apparently production has already started...


12 posted on 04/09/2011 1:53:06 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom (lee lexico desozibed)
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To: Beaten Valve
Once the Mullahs get wind of this they will go bananas claiming the great Satan (that's us) is trying to brainwash the Muslim kids and will forbid usage - 20 million more dollars squandered by State - to go along with the billions squandered in past few years by Clinton and hidden from the public. They can't earn the world's respect so they try to buy it.
13 posted on 04/09/2011 1:54:13 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Beaten Valve
They are going to watch the penis shaped Bert constantly banging himself on the butt shaped Ernie and eventually they are going to put 2 and 2 together and kill many foreigners.
14 posted on 04/09/2011 1:57:05 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: rockinqsranch

Yeah, count this among the wasted millions/billions bleeding us dry and bankrupting the nation.

This must stop!


15 posted on 04/09/2011 1:57:23 PM PDT by A message
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To: Beaten Valve
"Uncle Stupid survives mean-spirited Tea Party Budget Onslaught"


16 posted on 04/09/2011 1:58:51 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: mewykwistmas

“Now son, pay attention I can only demonstrate this one time.”


17 posted on 04/09/2011 1:59:01 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Beaten Valve
For crying out loud most of them over there do not have electricity or running water and I would also guess a shortage of TVs

what a stupid waste of our taxes

18 posted on 04/09/2011 2:00:23 PM PDT by mouser (Run the rats out its the only chance we have)
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To: Beaten Valve

Should be a short series - suicide bombings and all.

How do you pray in a trash can?


19 posted on 04/09/2011 2:01:13 PM PDT by PeteB570 (Islam is the sea in which the terrorist shark swims. It aids & comforts the shark on it's journey.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Our tax dollars at work. No wait, our deficit at work. We are broke, but we are funding a TV program for Pakistan?


20 posted on 04/09/2011 2:01:19 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: dila813

Why do we give money to terrorists and people that hate us?
We are broke!


21 posted on 04/09/2011 2:06:55 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: central_va

“Now son, pay attention I can only demonstrate this one time.”

Gonna take uncle Mahmouud with you too ? :)


22 posted on 04/09/2011 2:12:17 PM PDT by mewykwistmas
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To: Beaten Valve

“J is for Jihad...that’s good enough for me.”


23 posted on 04/09/2011 2:13:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Beaten Valve

Will Elmo be wearing a suicide bomber belt?


24 posted on 04/09/2011 2:18:26 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Beaten Valve

hahaha this reminds me of Dave Chappelle’s stand up skit about sesame street. Hilarious!


25 posted on 04/09/2011 2:39:11 PM PDT by hannibaal
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To: Beaten Valve

They already have a name for it: “The Muppets take Manhattan.”


26 posted on 04/09/2011 2:42:24 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Beaten Valve

What will they do with Miss Piggy?


27 posted on 04/09/2011 2:46:45 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Beaten Valve

So happy i can’t curse here,so happy i can’t curse here. Better idea. The country is a stinking cesspool of radicalism. Why not nuke them and make the whole place uninhabitable. Save plenty of money fighting terrorism that way. Even Obama would be happy. Reduce our nuclear stockpile that way.


28 posted on 04/09/2011 2:52:07 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

You’re so right. She’ll be changed to Miss Goatie and be a sex object for those deviates.


29 posted on 04/09/2011 2:54:04 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

The US bald eagle has been replaced by Big Bird.

I thought we were broke? Why then spend money on Pocky-stohn?


30 posted on 04/09/2011 3:08:12 PM PDT by 353FMG (The M1911 is mightier than the sword.)
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To: Beaten Valve
The project aims to boost education in Pakistan, where many children have no access to regular schooling.

Sounds like a problem for Pakistan. Why are we alone in paying for this?

31 posted on 04/09/2011 4:00:25 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Beaten Valve
The remake will star a puppet called Rani, the six-year-old daughter of a peasant farmer, with pigtails and a school uniform

Uh-oh. Riots will begin in 3...2...1...

32 posted on 04/09/2011 4:03:47 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: All; Berlin_Freeper

33 posted on 04/09/2011 4:04:22 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Beaten Valve

34 posted on 04/09/2011 4:06:59 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: Beaten Valve
.... What?!!!! $20-Million

That is two to the seventh power!

Don't these people have a brain?

Yikes! Just realized the budget monitors are products of the public school system and are non-essential staff!

35 posted on 04/09/2011 4:28:05 PM PDT by pointsal
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