19 August 2014

Boycotting Israeli circumcision rings? No worries.

I wasn't aware of the story, what with being busy with other kinds of mayhem. Apparently:

The Israeli made, PrePex male circumcision ring is designed to assist in the removal of foreskin by stopping the blood flow to the region, subsequently killing off the skin cells on the tip of the member. The dead foreskin can later be easily removed. Circumcision has been shown to reduce the likelihood of contracting HIV by nearly 60%, according to PrePex.
And, also apparently:
The circumcision ring was set to be introduced at clinics and hospitals in South Africa next year as part of a Department of Health program to administrate 4.3 million male circumcisions by 2016. The launch of the program, however, was delayed since, according to a report in the Global Post, the “male circumcision ring is one of many products in South Africa being targeted by growing calls to boycott Israeli-made goods.”
So here we are: no rings and no solution in view. All this because the Elders' Signals dept is asleep on duty. Because an easy solution is just within reach:
We'll gladly take the humidors off your hands, so you can go with the cheaper option. We need all the humidors we can get out mitts on for.... doesn't matter.

So there, leave these rings alone. DIY is the way to go.

P.S. And, if the above proposal is still too expensive, there always is this:

16 comments:

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Why do I have a suspicion that people who object to a Jewish state will find enough reasons to object to the state for Jews?

Of course, religious objection is malarkey, but the proud source of it will never confess, I suspect.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yeah, I bet he will personally issue one to every single little Zionist who has means (or simply swims well enough) to get to the Ellis Island.

Dick Stanley said...

Ouch!

Dick Stanley said...

I, for one, enjoy cold pizza. But nevermind...

Dick Stanley said...

Naw, Sullivan is a two-face, as well as a faker. He forgets what he says faster than Hussein Obama.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Absolutely ;-)

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I usually enjoy some of my food cold - meat chiefly. But pizza - nope. not that.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Hm... so I better get a written commitment for a passport from him, verified by Kerry, of course.

Dick Stanley said...

Lurch? You wish.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yeah, I know, I know...

fred lapides said...

as rod stewart said: the first cut is the depest

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yep, he must know ;-)

BHCh said...

It's like two people from another planet. I could agree with a lot of Sam's premises, had his perception of reality resembled the world we actually live in.

Minor point, but when they both agreed that Jews and Palestinians out "from the river to the sea", they are actually quoting a Palestinian chant.

And this bullshit still has me confused, however many times I read it: "Let’s try this non-Zionist counter-factual. Any Jew in the world is free to come to America".

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I think that in this dialog there was actually one confused person, and it is not Sullivan, who is quite consistent in his "anti-Zionism".

pst314 said...

"Andrew Sullivan, after all, is a known entity..."

A wicked suggestion: Given Andrew's sympathy for Israel's genocidal enemies, why not refer to Andrew Sullivan as the Sullivan Entity?

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Good point, but isn't he too small for that title?