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  • Sri Lankan caught smuggling over 2,000 diamonds in swallowed condoms

    10/28/2010 11:31:48 AM PDT · by library user · 20 replies
    Thaindian News ^ | 10/28/2010
    ~ EXCERPT ~ CHENNAI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) – A Sri Lankan Man, who had swallowed 2,060 diamonds worth up to Rs. 3 crore ($674,715 dollars) packed in several condoms, was arrested at an airport on Tuesday, local media reported Thursday. Mohammed Shakif, 43, of Galle, Sri Lanka, was smuggling the precious stones in 42 condoms and had just arrived in Chennai, located in the southern region of India, when a team of suburban police acting on a tip off inquired him. According to the police the precious stones were worth between Rs. 1.5 crore ($337,357 dollars) and Rs. 3 crore...
  • The White Atheists’ Burden: save the savages (AIDs, Africa, condoms, and "dodgy prejudices")

    09/18/2010 4:32:50 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    Spiked ^ | Thursday 16 September 2010 | Brendan O’Neill
    The idea that the pope is responsible for spreading AIDS in Africa has acquired the moral force of a chattering-class commandment. Say it in polite company and you will be greeted by vigorously nodding heads. The pope’s criticism of condom-use ‘sabotages the fight against AIDS’, says a Guardian columnist (leading an online commenter to say: ‘the genocidal freak should be tried for crimes against humanity.’) The New Statesman reckons the Vatican has done more to spread AIDS around Africa than ‘prostitution and the trucking industry combined’. Stephen Fry, that unofficial High Representative of the chattering classes, says the pope has...
  • San Francisco jail installs condom dispensers

    09/08/2010 7:42:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/8/10 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Looking for a little action? You might want to try the San Francisco County Jail's San Bruno lockup, where authorities have installed 16 condom machines for the jail's 750 prisoners. The condom dispensers are the latest evolution in a safe-sex program that began in 1989, when health workers began distributing condoms to inmates as part of their counseling before they were released. And although sex among inmates technically is illegal, . . .
  • Minn. Governor Snubs Federal Grant for Condom-Pushing Sex Ed

    09/02/2010 10:42:02 AM PDT · by topher · 6 replies ^ | September 1, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Wednesday September 1, 2010 Minn. Governor Snubs Federal Grant for Condom-Pushing Sex Ed Pawlenty orders state to reject Obamacare "to the fullest extent possible" By Kathleen GilbertST. PAUL, Minnesota, September 1, 2010 ( - Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnestota has triggered the ire of the local Planned Parenthood for refusing a federal grant under the new health care law to fund sex education that would push contraceptive use. Pawlenty, who has ordered the state to reject the federal health care legislation "to the fullest extent possible," is instead opting for an abstinence-centered education program.The governor declined to apply for...
  • Mass. district under fire for policy that would let elementary school students get condoms!

    06/24/2010 8:33:16 AM PDT · by nmh · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24, 2010 | Associated Press
    PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — A new policy in a Massachusetts public school district that makes condoms available to all students, even those in elementary school, is drawing criticism from some who say it goes too far. Provincetown School Board Chairman Peter Grosso says because there is no set age when sexual activity starts, the committee decided not to set an age for condom availability.
  • Condom distribution policy starting in elementary school at Provincetown, Mass

    06/23/2010 1:14:13 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 64 replies · 1+ views ^ | 6-22-10 | Aliyah Shahid
    Sex education starts early, especially if you go to elementary school in Provincetown, Mass. That’s because the school committee has unanimously adopted a condom distribution policy beginning as early as first grade. According to the Provincetown Banner, the program requires that students speak to a school nurse or trained counselor before receiving condoms. The committee also directed school leaders not to honor demands from parents who object to their kids receiving protection. Some members on the committee were wary because the program requires that students speak to school officials first. But Beth Singer, the school’s superintendent, said she wanted to...
  • Rhode Island District to Hand Out Condoms to Children

    06/16/2010 10:49:07 PM PDT · by NY Hockey Mom · 22 replies · 429+ views
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | 6/16/10 | The Lonely Conservative
    This story really tells us something about our culture today. Fox Nation: A New England school district has approved a measure that will provide free condoms to elementary school students and direct teachers not to comply with parental wishes to the contrary. .... But they can't pray in schools?
  • Dutch Sex Shop to Give Away 'Pope Condoms'

    05/19/2010 10:26:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 548+ views
    ABC ^ | May 18, 2010
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters Life!) - A Dutch sex shop will be giving away 2,000 "Pope condoms" this weekend in a dig at the Roman Catholic Church. De Condoomfabriek (The Condom Factory) said it wanted to make a point about sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies and the Vatican's opposition to contraceptives. The condom wrapper carries the image of a papal figure with an unmistakable general likeness to Pope Benedict, though the figure's face is removed. It bears the words "I SAID NO! We say YES!" framing the papal image. The suggestion of a "pope condom" caused a diplomatic row last month when...
  • Catholic bishop "understands arguments for condoms" (apparent softening of the Church's line ?)

    04/01/2010 11:14:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 348+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04/01/2010 | Avril Ormsby
    The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has said he understands the attraction of arguments for the use of contraception in the developing world, in an apparent softening of the Church's line. But Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols went on to say it was not the Church's role to support such a short-term fix, adding it would continue to fight poverty, which often contributed to high birth rates. "I think when it comes to Third World poverty, and the great pressure into which many women are put by men, I can see the arguments why, in...
  • Women activists present condoms to Philippine bishops (asking for their blessing!)

    03/08/2010 3:22:19 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 107+ views
    AFP ^ | March 8, 2010
    MANILA — Philippine Catholic bishops, already waging a bitter battle with the government over birth control, received an unwelcome gift Monday when female activists delivered them two baskets of condoms.Members of the leftist Party of the Workers presented the condoms to mark International Women's Day as they picketed the headquarters of the influential Catholic Bishops Conference.They also asked the bishops to bless the two baskets but no bishop was present at the time to respond."We humbly ask the bishops to bless the condoms as a conciliatory gesture to unite for reproductive health and women?s rights," said Judy Ann Miranda, the...
  • Condoms in 'extra small' for boys age 12 set for Britain's shelves soon

    03/05/2010 7:22:35 AM PST · by NYer · 59 replies · 1,332+ views
    Mail Online ^ | March 3, 2010 | Alexandra Williams
    Extra small condoms for boys as young as 12 could soon be on our shelves. The Hotshot condoms are going on sale in Switzerland after research found that not enough 12 to 14-year-old boys were having protected sex. The condoms are likely to end up on sale in Britain, said their manufacturer Lamprecht AG.A spokesman said the UK would be ‘top priority’ if the company expanded abroad, considering it had the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe. Nysse Norballe said: ‘At the moment we are only producing the Hotshot in Switzerland. ‘But the UK is certainly a very attractive market...
  • Extra small Condoms For 12 Year-Old Boys Go On Sale in Switzerland

    03/03/2010 7:35:31 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 37 replies · 1,161+ views ^ | 8:13PM GMT 03 Mar 2010 | Alexandra Williams in Geneva
    Called the Hotshot, the condom has been produced after government research showed 12 to14-year-olds did not use sufficient protection when having sex. The study, conducted on behalf of the Federal Commission for Children and Youth, interviewed 1,480 people aged 10 to 20. It showed more 12 to 14-year-olds were having sex, in comparison with the 1990s. The Hotshot condoms, which cost 7fr60 (£4.70) for a packet of six, have been created by Lamprecht AG, a leading condom manufacturer in Switzerland. The company has said the UK would be "top priority" if they expanded abroad, considering that it has the highest...
  • ‘Evidence of Science’ Backs Pope’s Assertion Against Condom Use To Stem HIV-AIDS in Africa

    03/02/2010 12:03:26 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 620+ views
    CNS News ^ | March 2, 2010 | Susan E. Wills
    Last March, Harry Knox, who serves on the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, criticized Pope Benedict XVI for his comment that the African AIDS epidemic will not be overcome by promoting condoms. Knox wrote that Pope Benedict was “hurting people in the name of Jesus,” adding that “on a continent where millions of people are infected with HIV, it is morally reprehensible to spread such blatant falsehoods.” Recently a reporter asked Knox if he stood by his statement – he indicated that he emphatically does – even in light of the strong defense of Pope Benedict...
  • Catholic Athletes for Christ urges virtue instead of Olympic sexual license

    02/20/2010 3:51:55 PM PST · by NYer · 30 replies · 833+ views
    cna ^ | February 20, 2010
    Alexandria, Va., Feb 20, 2010 / 08:06 am (CNA).- Reports of post-competition partying and condom hand-outs at the Olympics show the need for Catholic athletes to be grounded in their faith and the need for the sporting world to recover the idea of athletics as a forge for virtue, the head of a Catholic athletes’ organization says.On Thursday MSNBC’s Today Show reported on Olympic athletes’ behavior after their competitions had ended. While acknowledging athletes’ self-control, the Today Show cited event organizers’ distribution of 100,000 condoms and recounted off-the-record rumors of liaisons between residents of the Olympic Village as evidence...
  • Exclusive: Shipments of Medical Aid to Haiti Delayed by Massive Condom Overload

    02/18/2010 5:21:31 PM PST · by Stoat · 30 replies · 790+ views
    LifeSite news ^ | February 12, 2010 | John-Henry Westen and Kathleen Gilbert
    Exclusive: Shipments of Medical Aid to Haiti Delayed by Massive Condom Overload By John-Henry Westen and Kathleen GilbertPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, February 12, 2010 ( - The flow of medical supplies waiting to be distributed to tens of thousands of earthquake victims in Haiti was delayed for weeks by a massive supply of condoms dominating the space of the main storage facility there, an eyewitness with insider information has told (LSN).The central pharmaceutical supply center, known as PROMESS (Program on Essential Medicine and Supplies), is home to the operations of the World Health Organization (WHO)/Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in the...
  • Valentine's Day Cards From Planned Parenthood Promote Abortion, Condoms

    02/11/2010 10:00:48 AM PST · by julieee · 9 replies · 351+ views ^ | February 11, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Valentine's Day Cards From Planned Parenthood Promote Abortion, Condoms Washington, DC -- New Valentine's Day cards from Planned Parenthood and a national organization for "pro-choice" doctors don't have the typical phrases like "Be Mine" or "I Love You." Instead, the promotional cards promote abortion, condoms and promiscuity.
  • Planned Parenthood demands condoms for ten-year-olds

    02/09/2010 11:48:54 AM PST · by aquapub · 43 replies · 758+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 2-9-10 | Robert Moon
    The leftist pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood has released a new report calling for children as young as ten years old to be given access to contraceptives and taught to be "sexual beings"...
  • French Fight AIDS With 120-Foot Flying Condom

    01/28/2010 7:45:38 AM PST · by mlizzy · 23 replies · 764+ views
    AOL News ^ | 01-28-10 | Buck Wolf
    (Jan. 27) – Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a giant flying condom! The French have unveiled their latest weapon in the battle against sexually transmitted diseases: a 120-foot condom filled with helium that went on display Tuesday at the Palais de la Decouverte in Paris. The giant inflatable – dubbed "Condomfiere" – will set off on a five-continent tour to promote World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, part of a campaign started by the safe-sex group CondomFly. The dirigible condom seats three passengers plus a pilot and comes equipped with an on-board computer,...
  • Planned Parenthood Raising Funds to Push Condoms in Haiti

    01/15/2010 9:13:56 AM PST · by julieee · 25 replies · 714+ views ^ | January 15, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Raising Funds to Push Condoms in Haiti Port-aux-Prince, Haiti ( -- Following the earthquake in Haiti, millions of people are dealing with death, a lack of food and water, shelter, and basic medical care. Planned Parenthood, sending a good time for a fundraising opportunity, is asking for donations for its local affiliate to promote birth control and condoms.
  • Banned Condom commercial - Are children a blessing or a curse?

    01/04/2010 10:04:16 AM PST · by RGirard · 22 replies · 1,028+ views ^ | Jan. 04, 2010 | Réne Girard
    It is often said "Children are a blessing from the Lord!" While that may indeed be true for some people, it is also possible that some children could be a curse, perhaps a form of divine payback or a result of reaping what you sow. Christians sometimes debate on whether they should use birth control (such as condoms or "the pill") within the confines of a loving marriage ... If you have ever thought about having children, or sex, or currently have children, or are having sex, then the commercial ... may be for you. Enjoy! (short commerical video attached...