German Government Publication Promotes Incestuous Pedophilia as Healthy Sex Ed

German Government Publication Promotes Incestuous Pedophilia as Healthy Sex Ed

Booklets from a subsidiary of the German government’s Ministry for Family Affairs encourage parents to sexually massage their children as young as 1 to 3 years of age. Two 40-page booklets entitled “Love, Body and Playing Doctor” by the German Federal Health Education Center (Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung – BZgA) are aimed at parents – the first addressing children from 1-3 and the other children from 4-6 years of age.

“Fathers do not devote enough attention to the clitoris and vagina of their daughters. Their caresses too seldom pertain to these regions, while this is the only way the girls can develop a sense of pride in their sex,” reads the booklet regarding 1-3 year olds. The authors rationalize, “The child touches all parts of their father’s body, sometimes arousing him. The father should do the same.”

The pamphlet advises parents to permit young children “unlimited masturbation” except where physical injury becomes apparent. It advises: “Children should learn that there is no such thing as shameful parts of the body. The body is a home, which you should be proud of.” For ages 4-6, the booklet recommends teaching children the movements of copulation.

Another product of the BZgA is a song book aimed at children of four and slightly older which includes several songs espousing masturbation. The song-book entitled “Nose, belly and bum” includes one song with the following lyrics: “When I touch my body, I discover what I have. I have a vagina, because I am a girl. Vagina is not only for peeing. When I touch it, I feel a pleasant tingle.”

Wow. Just, wow. To think, I have a friend whose tax dollars are supporting this. I can only imagine what she would think about this. (Hint: not happy.)

Ignatius of Loyola

Ingnatius of Loyola
Today is the feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Not originally terribly religious, he became a fervent Catholic after reading books on the life of Jesus and the lives of the saints while ill. He began to realize that he was only happy when reflecting on the lives of the saints and how to emulate that in his own life, so he resolved to live like them.

More on Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits:

Catholic Forum
Catholic.org
EWTN

A good prayer of Ignatius’:

Receive, O Lord, all my freedom; take my whole memory, intellect, and will. Whatever I have or possess, Thou hast given to me; I return it all to Thee and hand it over to Thy will for guidance; give me love of Thee alone, together with Thy grace, and I am rich enough, and nothing further do I seek. Amen.

Hat Tip on Prayer: Dappled Things

I’ve always said the baseball season is too short

Number crunching: Major League baseball favors the underdog (lets play 256 games!)

According to physicists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in order to guarantee that the best team in baseball actually wins the World Series teams would need to play 256 games per team, well beyond the 162 games each Major League Baseball team currently plays in the regular season.

According to the physicists’ analysis and simulations of league play, there is always at least some chance that a lesser team can prevail in any given game.

The randomness of such outcomes means that it takes a large number of games to guarantee that the best team accumulates the most wins. The randomness of course also ensures that the thrill of the sport and the occasional underdog gets to prevail.

Specifically, the researchers says in order to make sure the best team wins the total number of games played in a season should be roughly the cube of the number of teams involved.

For the 16 team National League, that means 4096 regular season games altogether and 2744 games for the 14 team American League.

This is why scientists make the big bucks: to figure out the answers to the important questions in life. Lengthen the baseball season!

Hat Tip: Baseball Think Factory

German Catholics voted against the Nazis in Pre-war Germany

It’s sometimes claimed that Catholics in Germany voted heavily in favor of Hitler and the Nazi Party in the years before World War II. This, like the Hitler’s Pope nonsense (even the author of the book of that title has recanted that claim), doesn’t stand up when actual facts are involved.

Here are some maps that show the Nazis did best in areas of low Catholic population, while doing poorly in high Catholic areas. Another anti-Catholic myth bites the dust.

Hat Tip: New Advent

German Catholics voted against the Nazis in Pre-war Germany

It’s sometimes claimed that Catholics in Germany voted heavily in favor of Hitler and the Nazi Party in the years before World War II. This, like the Hitler’s Pope nonsense (even the author of the book of that title has recanted that claim), doesn’t stand up when actual facts are involved.

Here are some maps that show the Nazis did best in areas of low Catholic population, while doing poorly in high Catholic areas. Another anti-Catholic myth bites the dust.

Hat Tip: New Advent

Quote-a-palooza

“[A] wise and frugal government… shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” – Thomas Jefferson

“There’s absolutely no mystery why our greatest complaints are in the arena of government-delivered services and the fewest in market-delivered services. In the market, there are the ruthless forces of profit, loss and bankruptcy that make producers accountable to us. In the arena of government-delivered services, there’s no such accountability… Our health care system is hampered by government intervention, and the solution is not more government intervention but less… Before we buy into single-payer health care systems like Canada’s and the United Kingdom’s, we might want to do a bit of research. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based Fraser Institute annually publishes ‘Waiting Your Turn.’ Its 2006 edition gives waiting times, by treatments, from a person’s referral by a general practitioner to treatment by a specialist. The shortest waiting time was for oncology (4.9 weeks). The longest waiting time was for orthopedic surgery (40.3 weeks), followed by plastic surgery (35.4 weeks) and neurosurgery (31.7 weeks). As reported in the June 28 National Center for Policy Analysis’ ‘Daily Policy Digest,’ Britain’s Department of Health recently acknowledged that one in eight patients waits more than a year for surgery. France’s failed health care system resulted in the deaths of 13,000 people, mostly of dehydration, during the heat spell of 2003. Hospitals stopped answering the phones, and ambulance attendants told people to fend for themselves. I don’t think most Americans would like more socialized medicine in our country.” – Walter Williams

“Despite what our Democratic Party leadership would have us believe, the increasing costs and inaccessibility of health care is the result of excessive government interference in this market as opposed to not enough. You’d think that our representatives in Washington would want to fix these distortions so that health care could be delivered more freely and hence more cheaply, imaginatively and abundantly. But this doesn’t sit well with the political-power-loving class in Washington. It would rather do what the Senate Finance Committee has just done: Ignore the real problems and then expand government even more to try and cover those who fall through the cracks. As a result, we get Medicaid for middle-class America and children getting health care from different suppliers than their parents. Brilliant! [President] Bush offered a creative proposal in his State of the Union address this year that would start addressing the problem at its root. It puts a $15,000 ceiling on the deductibility of employer health coverage, and offers a $15,000 tax deduction to every American family to purchase health care. This would change current economics that favor plans delivered through employers rather than purchased individually. Yet, Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., who chairs the health subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, declared the president’s proposal dead on arrival and said no hearings would be held. The proposal alone might not deliver gold-plated plans to working-class Americans. But it certainly would increase the accessibility of basic coverage.” – Star Parker

“Americans like exercising plenty of other rights more than their right to vote. The right to speak your mind, own property, associate with whomever you like, be compensated for the fruits of your labor: these and other rights are plainly more dear to Americans than the right to pull a lever every two or four years. Obviously, Americans would care if anyone proposed taking away their right to vote. But as a matter of common sense, voting is less important to us than those rights and liberties that make our God-given right to pursue happiness possible. Ultimately, voting is a means to an end, not an end in itself. Lest we forget, democracy shorn of these other rights is no less tyrannical than dictatorial rule.” – Jonah Goldberg

“It’s time to clean house. Clean out the privileges and perks. Clean out the arrogance and the big egos. Clean out the scandals, the corner-cutting and the foot-dragging. What kind of job do you think they’ve done during all those years they’ve been running the Congress?… Now, just imagine what they would do if they controlled the executive branch, too!… But now we have arrived, as we always do, at the moment of truth- the serious business of selecting a president. Now is the time for choosing.” – Ronald Reagan

“In America, public opinion is in no mood for war with Iran. In Washington, Congress is focused on finding the most politically advantageous way to lose in Iraq. In Europe, they’ve already psychologically accepted the Iranian nuclear umbrella. In the Western world, where talks are not the means to the end but an end in themselves, we find it hard despite the evidence of 30 years to accept that Iran talks the talk and walks the walk. Once it goes nuclear, do you think there will be fewer fatwas on writers, stonings of homosexuals, kidnappings in international waters, forced confessions of American hostages and bankrolling of terror groups worldwide?…[The] latest hostages are part of a decades-old pattern of behavior. The longer it goes without being stopped, the worse it will be.” – Mark Steyn

“Most Americans are not systematic political thinkers and many don’t have rock-solid loyalty to either political party. These are the people who will determine the outcome of the country’s most pressing debates. Millions of them have supported conservatives in the past and could be persuaded to do so again. But let’s not pretend it will be an easy task. William F. Buckley Jr. described conservatism as ‘the politics of reality,’ not the politics of wishful thinking.” – W. James Antle III

“The Secure Fence Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush on Oct. 26, requires the government to achieve and maintain operational control over the entire international land and maritime borders of the United States within 18 months. Lawmakers allocated $1.2 billion to the project. We’re nine months in. Does anyone believe we’re halfway to the goal of controlling our borders?… Last year, President Bush deployed 6,000 National Guard personnel to assist federal authorities with security on the U.S. -Mexico border. According to data released this month by the Customs and Border Protection Agency, apprehensions during the period from Oct. 1 through June 30 were down 24 percent compared to the same period a year ago- 682,468 versus 894,496. Given evidence of a border security initiative that’s actually in place and working, what did the president do? He announced that the National Guard deployment would be cut in half by Sept. 1. Since the last supposed immigration reform in 1986, successive Congresses and administrations headed by both Republicans and Democrats have failed to deliver on enforcement provisions… But a porous border and lax immigration enforcement are no longer an economic or domestic political issue. Since Sept. 11, 2001, they have become a national security issue.” – Jonathan Gurwitz