[rescue] Bigger Iron at Home (was: SNMP, Baby!)

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Fri Nov 14 18:59:52 CST 2003

On Fri, 14 Nov 2003, Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 wrote:

> > > Well, they could be made in the US, is mutilati... errr I mean
> > > circumcision still mandatory for most American newborn males? :)
> >
> > Not since...er...well, a long time anyway - if ever.  Mostly it's done
> > for cosmetic reasons, as ridulous as that may seem to some people.
> > The parents of any child have the right to refuse circumcision.
> Well, this is probably quite OT at this point, but the reasons for
> people keeping "the covenant of Moses" as my old-fashioned Christian
> parents referred to it are many and varied; however, there are at least
> some health studies which support the practice.
> Apparently the foreskin is not unlike my SGI O2 (desperately trying for
> ObRescue here) - prone to collecting difficult to remove dirt and dust
> in the wrong places.  In the case of the O2, this leads to overheating,
> in the latter case it can lead to infection and/or disease.

The studies to which you refer had been proven false many years ago.  Look
through medical journals.  When the information came out, it caused a lot
of controversy.

Peace...  Sridhar

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