Many now know James O'Keefe for his undercover video sting of several nefarious ACORN outlets around the country. But this was not James' 1st video exposé.
In 2007 James portrayed himself to staff at UCLA Berkeley's Ashe Center and The Center for Women and Men, supposed student health groups, as a studly student about to embark on a Catalina boat orgy. Today I'm rereleasing this video classic on YouTube, exposing the unsafely sexy side of these 2 organizations as well as James O'Keefe's boldness. If only we could clone him! No, wait... :)
Reported Live Action.org's The Advocate...
In an awkwardly entertaining Live Action Films YouTube video, a student amasses over 100 condoms from the UCLA Ashe Center and the Center for Women and Men.
He gets them by detailing his plans for an orgy to the front desk attendants. The receptionists tell him to take just three, but the condom man smirks and explains hell need a lot more for his weekend plans. Were going to Catalina on a boat-ride, he says enthusiastically. Ashe Center staff giggle off camera.
Its understandable they might laugh. Less understandable is their encouragement. Can I come? Ashe staff workers ask. Are you going to have fun on the boat? Sex with multiple partners?
As our student leaves, clutching his condoms, Ashe staff tell him to raise the roof!
However, as health professionals, Ashes staff ought to know some sobering facts. Condoms have about a 12% failure rate, according to the Sexuality Information and Education Council. That includes both condom breakage and errors in use. Having made off with 105 condoms in 1 run, the student can expect at least 12 rips and slips at his orgy. Failure could mean pregnancy or STDs. The health center staff mentioned none of these consequences.
UCLA health services has failed to fulfill a basic responsibility.
I am sure they are also excited because with each condom given away it means repeat business!! Helping clean up the messies we make=CHA-CHING!!Posted by: carla at September 29, 2009 9:12 AM
Do those workers get paid per patient? Do they get paid more depending on what services they render or how many people walk through the doors? If not, why whould "CH-CHING" even enter their minds when someone walks away with free condoms?Posted by: Wondering at September 29, 2009 10:03 AM
Of course, this is standard operating procedure for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. More contraceptives mean more abortions. That's why PP gives out their particularly poor-quality condoms free-of-charge.Posted by: John Francis Borra at September 29, 2009 10:17 AM
I'm confused--the video says it's a Crisis Pregnancy Center, not the student health centers you mentioned. If so, that would be a pretty bad breach from a Crisis Pregnancy's purpose!Posted by: Katie Sayre at September 29, 2009 10:30 AM
Well, this is both sad and entertaining, but, I do not think it is surprising or shocking.
I went to college the first time back in the late 80's. And this sort of thing was a very standard attitude on campus.
I am quite certain that 95% of American college campus health centers would do the same thing--provide condoms, that is (not necessarily the comments).
Handing out condoms on a college campus has become like telling someone to buckle their seat belt. It's expected and taken as completely normal. It's been that way for a long time now.
I was an RA in the dorms for two years in the 80's and there were workshops on "safe sex" available that RA's could schedule for their floors.
For decades now kids have been taught in high schools that condoms equal "safe sex."
I'm sorry, I don't mean to be harsh, but any adult who is actually surprised by this is very naive. With the exception of a relatively small number of devoutly religious schools, it is the total status quo on campuses all over America, and has been for a long time.Posted by: Scott Johnston at September 29, 2009 11:13 AM
I think the last line of Jill's post sums it up quite nicely.Posted by: carla at September 29, 2009 11:53 AM
I want to let you know I was at a community education event this past weekend where a HIV-AIDS gave a presentation to adults and teens where she told them "Abstinence is the only thing that is 100% safe. Condoms are 98% effective". I sat there in amazement as she told a lie to these young people. Now what do you think the teens in the audience "heard" when she said "condoms are 98%". Yes, you are right they heard "Condoms are 100% or so close to it that I don't have to worry. Condoms are as good as abstinence, see I can have safe sex". She never once mentioned skin-to-skin transmission of STDs from areas not covered by a condom. I have researched this topic for years and have never seen any study that says "condoms are 98%" not by NIH, SIECUS, CDC, or anywhere else, their numbers run 12-15-18% for perfect use in laboratory studies. The numbers for teens run 24-36% as the most accurate for teen actual usage. I have a monograph from Medical Institute "Condoms: What We Know Now" that condenses all the well documented research for all the different major STDs where the rates vary from 50-85% to unconclusive evidence. God help us!!! God help our teens!!!Posted by: Prolifer L at September 29, 2009 11:57 AM
Sorry I meant to say "HIV-AIDS educator gave a presentation".Posted by: Prolifer L at September 29, 2009 12:00 PM
What is UCLA-Berkeley? Did UCLA and UC Berkeley have a love child?Posted by: The_Cardinal_Rules at September 29, 2009 3:03 PM
What could happen when the condom isn't perfect, Ma K?Posted by: carla at September 29, 2009 3:43 PM
I have researched this topic for years and have never seen any study that says "condoms are 98%" not by NIH, SIECUS, CDC, or anywhere else, their numbers run 12-15-18% for perfect use in laboratory studies
It all depends on what the speaker meant by effective. Could she have been talking about preventing pregnancy? If so, the 98& figure is accurate assuming the product is used correctly. If she was referring to effective at stopping transmission of HPV (which is so small it can go through the condom), or herpes during an flare-up, then certainly not.Posted by: Dhalgren at September 29, 2009 10:14 PM
Of course, this is standard operating procedure for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. More contraceptives mean more abortions. That's why PP gives out their particularly poor-quality condoms free-of-charge.
We smart pro-aborts really shouldn't comment on such silly theories, but really....
Next thing we'll learn is that Spring Break is just one giant conspiracy to get girls knocked-up for the profit of the industry. Early summer is prime-time for the mills, you know.Posted by: Dhalgren at September 29, 2009 10:25 PM
Isn't this condom distribution a bit like telling students to wear their seat belts while driving drunk?Posted by: Lisa Graas at September 29, 2009 11:22 PM
Dhalgren I don't buy it. The laboratory studies on condoms assume that they are used correctly with the 9 step procedure every single time you have sex and they DON'T even brag of a 98% effective rate. The biggest problem with what she said is that she told them the truth first "abstinence is the only thing that is 100%" then she followed it with a lie "condoms are 98%" which totally erased the statement that she had just previously made because teens picked up on her implication that condoms are just as safe as abstaining from having sex altogether. There are over 25 different STDs today with viral ones you can never get rid being very prevalent. 1 in 4 teens has an STD, 1 in 5 Americans has a viral, incurable STD, skin-to-skin transmission means the entire genital region can be infected with no visable siymptoms, most people with an STD have NO symptons and 70% of sexually active teens have never even been tested so they don't even know if they have an STD. I know she makes a living off of people having sex but at least be truthful your talking about possible life and death decisions.Posted by: Prolifer L at September 29, 2009 11:32 PM
LOL, Cardinal_Rules, I wondered the same thing. How real can this video be if they don't even know what the name of the college they are at is???Posted by: Len at September 30, 2009 9:46 AM
So what's the point? You people are opposed to providing condoms to consenting adults? UC is hardly a grade school. If you believe in abstinence, "celibacy" as a way of life, that's fine for you. I personally disagree, but don't see why a university providing condoms is a problem.Posted by: Ma K. at September 30, 2009 4:00 PM
"LOL, Cardinal_Rules, I wondered the same thing. How real can this video be if they don't even know what the name of the college they are at is???"
Posted by: Len at September 30, 2009 9:46 AM
UC has ten different campuses.
What's the big deal?
At least they didn't call it USC. :-)
"UC has ten different campuses"
Correct Janet. And they aren't all called UCLA!
It's UC Berkeley. That's the point they were making.Posted by: vivian at September 30, 2009 4:47 PM
Yes, and I thought the "love child" comment was very funny. I'm just sayin' that with ten different campuses at UC, it would be easy to make a mistake.
Not being a Californian myself, their University system is all Greek to me. (That's a joke.)
Janet, I agree it would be easy to make a mistake (especially if one is not from California). That having been said, it is a mistake and should be corrected.Posted by: The_Cardinal_Rules at September 30, 2009 6:21 PM