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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    It has been a hot 103 degree day again! Texas needs rain badly! Maybe the Eastern US could share some?
    The lower display is the high that I measured here in Sacramento yesterday. It wasn't that hot today, but tomorrow and the next day look like they will likely be hotter. Today's high, as measured by my outside thermometer, was 104.9 °F.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    not for free. They should be required to forfeit 30 minutes of cellphone/text msging time for each one. Double for rainbows

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Why limit it to teenagers? If the government's got money to burn, let it rain condoms on everyone.
    You can get condoms for free at any Planned Parenthood or STD clinic. Plentiful condoms are a benefit to public health, controlling the spread of HIV. And preventing teenage pregnancy.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Like the common sense not to have sex before they're married?
    An example where "common sense" actually means terrible advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Are you suggesting that taking responsibility for your own life is old fashioned and out of date?
    No, conflating sex and marriage is old fashioned, out of date, and detrimental. A healthy sex life is not served by pledging a lifelong commitment without any idea what you're doing or knowing what you want. Ignorance in relationships and romance is terribly unfair to a spouse. Defining responsibility as "settling down and breeding" is old fashioned and out of date.

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    No two kids are at the same level of understanding when the schools start the 'mystery movies' regarding procreation.

    It's 100% in the hands of the parents to know when and how much to talk to their kids, and even the best talks can fail when the hormones kick in. Complete failure happens when the parents relegate that responsibility to the schools.
    And abstinence-only education outright lies to kids in order to scare them into not having sex, but the actual result is that kids don't know to use birth control. Telling kids not to have sex doesn't accomplish anything. It never has. Helping them do so safely is the only way to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    If someone wants or needs something it is their duty and their job to make sure they get it. I realize people always have some sort of benefit that comes about from giving people free things, but the gains are always the entire reason they are supposed to be motivated to get it themselves.
    "It's more important to blame people and feel superior than it is to solve problems."

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Society should make people improve themselves by letting them suffer for their own poor decisions. Doing such either improves the individual, and thus society as a whole, or at least doesn't make others take any burden they don't deserve.
    Easy to say when one is born fortunate enough not to have to take those risks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Free - from whom? The government? Absolutely not *free* from the government: having an active sex life comes with the responsibility of paying for your own protection. If you're a teen, you're still living at home with your parents - and you're they're responsibility, not Uncle Sam's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Don't disagree. They're also pretty cheap. Too many kids still won't use them, though.
    And yet, distributing them to kids actually gets kids to use them. Crazy, right?

    It is pathetic and sad how much of this thread is callousness and egoism.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    The lower display is the high that I measured here in Sacramento yesterday. It wasn't that hot today, but tomorrow and the next day look like they will likely be hotter. Today's high, as measured by my outside thermometer, was 104.9 °F.

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    sorry got you beat, it was about 110 today here.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    "It's more important to blame people and feel superior than it is to solve problems."
    way.
    I'm not blaming anyone for anything, but at the end of the day these kids have to learn to take responsibility for themselves. They know to use them, they are easily affordable, and they are readily available. All they have to do is go to the store and pick some up. That is it.

    Why so hard to be a nation of people that watch out for each other?
    Why is it the government job to make sure kids have condoms? Why do you have to use government force to make fellow citizens do as you want? Why can't you go out and talk to your citizens and together provide kids with condoms?

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I'm not blaming anyone for anything, but at the end of the day these kids have to learn to take responsibility for themselves. It's really not my fault or anyone else's when the kids fail to use a condoms. It's not as if these kids aren't told to use condoms, so what excuse do they really have to not buy and use them? It's not as if they are expensive or hard to find.



    Why is it the government job to make sure kids have condoms? Why do you have to use government force to make fellow citizens do as you want? Why can't you go out and talk to your citizens and together provide kids with condoms?

    excellent post!

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    You can get condoms for free at any Planned Parenthood or STD clinic. Plentiful condoms are a benefit to public health, controlling the spread of HIV. And preventing teenage pregnancy.



    An example where "common sense" actually means terrible advice.



    No, conflating sex and marriage is old fashioned, out of date, and detrimental. A healthy sex life is not served by pledging a lifelong commitment without any idea what you're doing or knowing what you want. Ignorance in relationships and romance is terribly unfair to a spouse. Defining responsibility as "settling down and breeding" is old fashioned and out of date.



    And abstinence-only education outright lies to kids in order to scare them into not having sex, but the actual result is that kids don't know to use birth control. Telling kids not to have sex doesn't accomplish anything. It never has. Helping them do so safely is the only way to prevent unwanted pregnancies.



    "It's more important to blame people and feel superior than it is to solve problems."



    Easy to say when one is born fortunate enough not to have to take those risks.



    Why so hard to be a nation of people that watch out for each other?



    And yet, distributing them to kids actually gets kids to use them. Crazy, right?

    It is pathetic and sad how much of this thread is callousness and egoism.
    Condoms - I fail to see how someone can't purchase those for their self. They don't cost that much and are available from just about anywhere, they don't require a Dr's visit, a prescription, time to fill the prescription, nor would they possibly risk someone's health when administered . . .etc

    If they're going to hand out condoms for free they might as well hand out all BC for free

    Is there a reason why an able-bodied individual cannot afford $10.00 of condoms a month? And trust me - most people don't need a whole box to get through 30 days of sex.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I'm not blaming anyone for anything, but at the end of the day these kids have to learn to take responsibility for themselves. They know to use them, they are easily affordable, and they are readily available. All they have to do is go to the store and pick some up. That is it.

    Why is it the government job to make sure kids have condoms? Why do you have to use government force to make fellow citizens do as you want? Why can't you go out and talk to your citizens and together provide kids with condoms?
    So easy. So simple. So logical. So... out of touch with reality.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    So easy. So simple. So logical. So... out of touch with reality.
    i dont think so, he rights on target.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Does handing out free condoms create less of a burden on the taxpayer than not doing so. If yes, than yes, if no than no. In a perfect world they would take responsibility for their own actions. But in this world, if it is actually cheaper, than that is more important to me than the principle of it.
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