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Rain forest condoms - what really?

Post: # 95218Post Andy Hamilton »

Yep I thought this story was a little odd too.
The Brazilian government has begun producing condoms using rubber from trees in the Amazon.

The health ministry says the move will help preserve the largest rainforest in the world.

It will also cut dependence on imported contraceptives, which are given away to fight Aids.

The Brazilian government has one of the biggest programmes in the world to distribute free condoms in the fight against the disease.

The new state-run factory is in the north-western state of Acre, and will initially produce 100 million condoms a year, which will be known by the name Natex.
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I'm trying to follow the maths ...

How do you benefit 500 families by providing 150 jobs?

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good on em I reckon......and boo hiss to the catholic church for criticising.
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better than the aluminium ones Americans live in! - condominiums! :drunken:
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Post: # 95241Post circlecross »

my friend got confused last night, and was talking about durex gloves. (I bet she was suprised to find it only had the one finger to it, but at least there was space for her false nail! :lol: )
I thinkshe meant latex.
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Post: # 95288Post Andy Hamilton »

MKG wrote:I'm trying to follow the maths ...

How do you benefit 500 families by providing 150 jobs?

3.33 people per family a husband a wife and 1.33 kids, one person working in family. 3.33 x 150 = 500.
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Post: # 95327Post MKG »

Woah! That's 500 people, not 500 families.

Don't get me wrong - I'm all for this kind of thing and second Clara's booing and hissing. But I end up scratching my head over unclear reporting like this. If I was a cynical materialist, I might just shake my head and say "Yeah, there you go - they got their figures wrong again". But I'm not.

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Post: # 95338Post ina »

MKG wrote:Woah! That's 500 people, not 500 families.
I bet they are thinking of the trickle down effect: several families that earn a living and spend money can provide an income for another family - that kind of thing. Although 500 still seems a bit high. And you don't really want a trickle down effect in this case... :oops:
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ina wrote:And you don't really want a trickle down effect in this case... :oops:
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circlecross wrote:my friend got confused last night, and was talking about durex gloves. (I bet she was suprised to find it only had the one finger to it, but at least there was space for her false nail! :lol: )
I thinkshe meant latex.
Durex in Aus always used to be sticky tape! :shock:

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Post: # 95525Post Millymollymandy »

Nev you need to clarify that a little. :mrgreen:

Do you mean that sellotape went by the brand name of Durex in Australia, or............


Australians use sellotape round their dicks cos they're too tight arsed to buy condoms? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post: # 95527Post ina »

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Ouch!
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Post: # 95532Post MKG »

I've been to Australia - I'm betting on No. 2.

And put in such a beautiful way, MMM ...

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Post: # 95666Post Jack »

Gidday

Owch. Just think of getting them off.

No I don't think even an Aussie would do that.
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Post: # 95880Post oldfella »

Wooden condoms, Hmm might help a oldfella like me.
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