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U.S. Will Spend $24.5M to Circumcise Men in Swaziland
CNS ^ | 4/14/2014 | Melanie Hunter

Posted on 05/15/2014 7:45:23 AM PDT by GailA

(CNSNews.com) – The United States Agency for International Development is planning to spend $24.5 million to circumcise an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 male infants and males aged 10 to 49 in the kingdom of Swaziland by 2018.

The Kingdom of Swaziland has the highest rates of HIV in the world, accounting for 31 percent HIV prevalence among adults, the grant said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: foreignaid; spending; waste
MORE WASTEFUL SPENDING OF BORROWED MONEY. IT WILL NOT PREVENT THE SPREAD OF HIV AMONG A CULTURE THAT BELIEVES SLEEPING WITH A VIRGIN WILL CURE HIV.

We have MORE pressing needs in the US. The VA Scandal is only 1 of many.

1 posted on 05/15/2014 7:45:23 AM PDT by GailA
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To: GailA; Nachum

CBO: The military is getting squeezed for domestic spending cash
http://www.humanevents.com/2014/02/26/cbo-the-military-is-getting-squeezed-for-domestic-spending-cash/

Vets lose Nursing Home due to higher min wage.
http://www.ktbs.com/story/25467149/minimum-wage-policy-sends-vetera


2 posted on 05/15/2014 7:48:24 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep yGooour promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: GailA

Castration would work better.


3 posted on 05/15/2014 7:53:01 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: GailA

Where is the evidence that circumcision protects against HIV? That seems very unlikely.


4 posted on 05/15/2014 7:53:01 AM PDT by expat2
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To: Sacajaweau
Castration would work better.

They already tried that on the Republicans in Washington.

5 posted on 05/15/2014 7:54:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GailA
Oh.

I thought it said Switzerland.

6 posted on 05/15/2014 7:56:13 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: expat2

STDs are more common in uncircumcised men and having an untreated STD increases the likelihood of being an HIV vector.


7 posted on 05/15/2014 8:03:47 AM PDT by stormer
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To: GailA

I warn my Swazi friends…when it comes to the U.S. Government, it’s never, ever just the tip.


8 posted on 05/15/2014 8:07:12 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: GailA

Where is the evidence that circumcision protects against HIV? That seems very unlikely.


9 posted on 05/15/2014 8:10:22 AM PDT by expat2
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To: expat2
Where is the evidence that circumcision protects against HIV? That seems very unlikely.

I play racquetbal with a urologist. He went to South Africa during medical school to start up circuncision clinics. He said circumcision is almost like a vaccine against HIV. Dramatic reduction in rates, more among hetros than homos..

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/circumcision-and-aids/

By tracking newly acquired infections in both groups, investigators discovered that circumcision cut HIV transmission rates by 55 to 65 percent. In fact, all three trials were stopped early due to the overwhelming evidence of circumcision's protective effect.

10 posted on 05/15/2014 8:10:51 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: GailA

Another State Dept slush fund.


11 posted on 05/15/2014 8:17:24 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Zathras

A Jewish Dr who does circumsisions tosses them into a drawer after each one.

One day he takes this drawer full of you-know-whats and decides to make a wallet out of them.

Next thing you know he’s sitting at a bar and a guy comments on his nice wallet.

The Dr. says oh thanks. Best thing about it is if you rub it, it turns into a suitcase.

Badabump tish


12 posted on 05/15/2014 8:20:38 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: GailA
I estimate a typical US taxpayer will pay $198,000 in income taxes in a 30 yr working lifetime. Spending $24.5 million means about 124 US taxpayers will have to pay taxes their whole lifetimes so that the men of Swaziland won't be encumbered with a foreskin.
13 posted on 05/15/2014 8:23:58 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: FatherofFive

Facts:
1. AIDS is fatal.
2. AIDS is incurable.
3. Circumcision is claimed to be 55% effective in preventing spread of AIDS.

The author hereby notes the following:
1. The 55% effect probably diminished with reduction of post-Operation sensitivity/pain consequential to healing of the operation site.
2. As the post-OP patients will certainly spread this fatal disease, though hopefully somewhat less rapidly than in their pre-OP condition, it is inarguable that removal of both heads stops further transmission of the AIDS virus in 100% of patients.
3. Queer nation, and apologists for same, are requested to remember that as contraction of AIDS is lethal to all victims, to in any way support any spread of AIDS is to support “Assault With A Deadly Weapon”.


14 posted on 05/15/2014 8:33:33 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Zathras

Exactly. They’re spending it on horrs and licker.
So it’s not like they’re throwing away tax money.


15 posted on 05/15/2014 8:55:58 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: bicyclerepair

Funny one.


16 posted on 05/15/2014 11:11:03 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: GailA

Where are all those anti-circumcision activists when you need them? You know, the ones that used to be on Donahue and stuff?


17 posted on 05/15/2014 11:12:42 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: stormer

STDs are more common in uncircumcised men and having an untreated STD increases the likelihood of being an HIV vector.


True.

Which means that the cure for AIDS in Africa is penicillin.

Assuming you can eliminate the cultural factors like taking pride in genital STD sores, and having “dry” sex.


18 posted on 05/15/2014 11:15:38 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001
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Theodore Pong, that’s the name I was trying to think of. Big anti-circumcision activist.


19 posted on 05/15/2014 11:21:52 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: bicyclerepair

I heard the same joke in 1967. I bought an elephant-skin wallet on Tu-Do Street in Saigon. One of my mates said if I rubbed it, it’d turn into a set of luggage.


20 posted on 05/15/2014 12:28:02 PM PDT by Ax
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To: GailA

21 posted on 05/15/2014 12:39:37 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: GailA

24.5 Million? Why do we need to waist money on something stupid like circumcision? Circumcision is not necessary.


22 posted on 05/15/2014 3:19:37 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen

even if it was necessary why would US taxpayers need to pay for it in Swaziland??


23 posted on 05/15/2014 3:20:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GailA

UHHHH? Only men catch and spread AIDS?? Why not female circumcisions too? Ka Ching Ka Ching all the way to the bank. There has to be a lot of $$$$ behind this decision. I’m sure all those deaths on Fire Island NY weren’t all uncircumcised males.


24 posted on 05/15/2014 7:16:02 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen?)
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To: GeronL

Because Obama thinks that it is HIS money, not ours.


25 posted on 05/15/2014 7:46:30 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: GailA

Circumcision and AIDS/HIV

What one have to do with the other?

Remember, no fat is available in the budget to be cut...NONE!


26 posted on 05/16/2014 5:07:37 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: expat2

Most American males are circumcised, it has not prevent 1 case of STD or HIV. The male prison population, has high rates of it, when the inmate is released, their partner or wife is NOT informed, thus it is passed on to any female in that persons sexual life. Nor is the State or Fed, required to disclose it to a spouse or partner.

With the current meds they can drive HIV so low, it can’t be detected. It takes the IDIOT RC a month to process a unit of blood.

Hubby’s brother died of this went from healthy to dead in 9 months. NO FAMILY MEMBER IS ALLOWED TO GIVE BLOOD. Crazy thing is IT IS NOT GENETIC! But they are still BANNED from donating blood. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/creutzfeldt-jakob-disease/basics/definition/con-20028005


27 posted on 05/17/2014 6:31:36 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep yGooour promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Correct. Mothers should have taught hygiene, to both sexes. It would prevent Honeymoonitis or Cystitis, in other words a UT or urniray track infection when girls first become sexually active and are not taught what to do after wards about cleaning them selves. Ditto goes for males circumcised or not.

One of the worse causes of a UT in a female are bubble baths.


28 posted on 05/17/2014 6:41:34 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep yGooour promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: dfwgator

And it seems to have worked pretty well.


29 posted on 05/17/2014 6:43:18 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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