OCTOBER 26, 2011
BRUCE A. BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND
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October 26 is … Mule Day
It could also be jackass day but who is the jackass, the West that liberated Libya or the new Libyan leaders who have now embraced Islam as the basis for their new Constitution and government. Abdul-Jalil laid out a vision for a new Libya with an Islamist tint, saying Islamic Sharia law would be the "basic source" of legislation, and that existing laws that contradict the teachings of Islam would be nullified.
He outlined several changes to align with Islamic law, including putting caps on interest for bank loans and lifting restrictions on the number of wives Libyan men can take. The Muslim holy book, the Quran, allows men up to four wives.
Abdul-Jalil thanked those who fought and fell in the war, saying they "are somewhere better than here, with God." Displaying his own piety, he then stepped aside from the podium and knelt to offer a prayer of thanks.
Using Sharia as the main source of legislation is stipulated in the constitution of neighboring Egypt. Still, Egyptian laws remain largely secular as Sharia does not cover all aspects of modern life.
At least we knew the former devil; now we must get to know a new devil.
Speaking of jackasses, the New York School system is apparently full of them. Sexual education classes at NYC public high schools and middle schools might feature some usually unmentioned lessons next year; among the lessons; bestiality, anal sex, oral sex, phone sex, porn and more, WSBT reports. According to the report, the Department of Education has recommended students learn "everything there is to know about sex" in the new curriculum.
The New York Post reviewed the potential workbooks and posted a list of some of the lesson assignment:
· High-school students go to stores and jot down condom brands, prices and features such as lubrication.
· Teens research a route from school to a clinic that provides birth control and STD tests, and write down its confidentiality policy.
· Kids ages 11 and 12 sort “risk cards” to rate the safety of various activities, including “intercourse using a condom and an oil-based lubricant,’’ mutual masturbation, French kissing, oral sex and anal sex.
· Teens are referred to resources such as Columbia University’s Web site Go Ask Alice, which explores topics like “doggie-style” and other positions, “sadomasochistic sex play,” phone sex, oral sex with braces, fetishes, porn stars, vibrators and bestiality.
This comes after Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs commended the DOE in August for giving students the necessary information about sexual activity, and what choices are available to them, NBC New York reported.
Lesson plans will also talk about french kissing, condoms and lubricants, and mutual masturbation. While some parents worry that the curriculum could make some sexual activities seem appealing, one New York City father told WSBT that he doesn't see a problem with it. "I think it's a good idea," he told the station. "They're going to have sex. They know it exists. Teaching them about it in my mind doesn't sanction it or encourage it." They also know murder exists. Are we going to show them or teach them how to commit murder?
The new lessons could make their way into classrooms as soon as this spring, as well as a free condom program at every NYC public school, as sex education is becoming more commonplace in schools and among younger students. D.C. Public Schools announced last month, in a move that's the first of its kind in the country, that students in grades 5, 8 and 10 will be administered standardized tests on sexuality, contraception and drug use.
Gaddafi’s captors would have liked these changes.
Where are the parents? This is an area the parents should teach their children about. It is getting close to the time where we need to consider licensing parenthood.
Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think about.
BRUCE A. BRENNAN
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