Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Mexican sewage divers submerge in murky world
Yahoo ^ | 12/19/2006 | Monica Medel

Posted on 12/19/2006 7:43:56 PM PST by DemforBush

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Julio Cesar Cu wanted to be an oceanographer but instead he swims through foul-smelling sewage in underground tunnels where the occasional dead body bobs beside excrement and car parts.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: eww; pagingmikerowe; sewage; yuck
Talk about your dirty jobs.

Yeesh!

1 posted on 12/19/2006 7:43:57 PM PST by DemforBush
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: DemforBush

I could see him using a "drysuit", but a wetsuit?


2 posted on 12/19/2006 7:47:00 PM PST by bubbacluck
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush

Mexican Sewage Drivers would make a great name for a punk band!


3 posted on 12/19/2006 7:48:29 PM PST by irishtenor (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush

I have to admire someone willing to take on a job like that. There seems to be someone created to fill any job out there.

If this was ever on "Dirty Jobs" it might be the episode I would not care to watch.


4 posted on 12/19/2006 7:48:45 PM PST by Kimmers
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush

MMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmYummmmmmyyyyy!


5 posted on 12/19/2006 7:49:25 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush

thats the kind of job that if you drop your PBJ sandwich, you will have to wipe it off before eating


6 posted on 12/19/2006 7:49:26 PM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sure_fine

the 5 second rule definitely does not apply here


7 posted on 12/19/2006 7:50:16 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush

"One of 10 brothers from a poor family, Cu did not have enough money to finance studies to become an oceanographer. "
..................................
I did not have enough money to finance studies to become a brain surgeon. That fact has zero to do with my job, as in Cu's case.


8 posted on 12/19/2006 7:50:31 PM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: liege

The poor guy should be covered in boils.


9 posted on 12/19/2006 7:52:01 PM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush

10 posted on 12/19/2006 7:53:19 PM PST by razorback-bert (Posted by Time's Man of the Year)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kimmers

The Dirty Jobs episode where there replaced a lift pump in a San Francisco sewage treatment plant was about all I could stomach.


11 posted on 12/19/2006 7:54:36 PM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: liege

"I could see him using a "drysuit", but a wetsuit?"

I think the journalist just got it wrong. That's a dry suit.

12 posted on 12/19/2006 7:55:46 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DJ Taylor

That is a dry suit!

BUT That ain't no dry hat!


13 posted on 12/19/2006 7:57:54 PM PST by kennyboy509 (Ha! I kill me!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: DJ Taylor

That certainly is a drysuit. I get claustrophobia just reading about this job.
"Say hello to my STINKY JOB!"


14 posted on 12/19/2006 7:58:21 PM PST by bubbacluck
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
15 posted on 12/19/2006 7:59:45 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: finnman69

the 5 second rule definitely does not apply here
______________________________________________________
What about the 5 nanosecond rule?


16 posted on 12/19/2006 8:00:06 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Farmer Dean

Yuck...there are some episodes that I really can't watch....I find it amazing some of things he is willing to do.

However, I find him real easy on the eyes.


17 posted on 12/19/2006 8:01:16 PM PST by Kimmers
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Kimmers

This was televised, but I think it was on another TLC or Discovery channel show. It was cool and NASTY!!!


18 posted on 12/19/2006 8:01:30 PM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro

I keep reminding myself, no matter how bad my day has been; "God has blessed you and your life could be much worse!"


19 posted on 12/19/2006 8:02:17 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Grizzled Bear

Of course this only happens in a Turd World Country.


20 posted on 12/19/2006 8:06:20 PM PST by umgud (I love NASCAR as much as the Democrats hate Bush)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro

Well now, my resume lists journeyman plumber, pipefitter, and Navy Diver.

We used to have a saying in the plumbing trade, "Your crap is our bread and butter."

I've been in some pretty nasty situations, but this is where I'd have to draw the line.

Since this is Mexico, I guess it means "Legals" are doing the jobs that "illegals" won't do.


21 posted on 12/19/2006 8:09:07 PM PST by Diver Dave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: umgud

Of coarse; this is why I am grateful to be born a U.S citizen. Unlike my liberal-progressive brother.

Somehow I am sure he would find a way to blame us for the life of the man in the picture.


22 posted on 12/19/2006 8:12:16 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Kimmers
I have claustrophobia. Not bad, but I definitely have it.

I went to test/inspect an older unused sewer line installation in a formerly bankrupt subdivision which was being rehabilitated. The contractor actually had one of the workers crawl through 2500 feet of 18" line. End to end to determine areas that required repair.

Now, thank the Lord, this job is performed by using a small video cam crawler device.
23 posted on 12/19/2006 8:15:04 PM PST by rock58seg (NO McCAIN, NO STAIN, NO PAIN, ONLY GAIN)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: rock58seg

Just the idea of crawling through an 18" line gives me the heebie jeebies.....I do admire people who can do that


24 posted on 12/19/2006 8:18:33 PM PST by Kimmers
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: All
Where did it all go, Blanch?

"'We found that the economic value of wastewater used for irrigation represents a significant monetary benefit to both society and these water users,' says Dr. Chris Scott, the IWMI researcher leading this project."

From the International Water Management Institute web site.

At least some of Mexico's agriculture irrigation "serves as a defacto water treatment facility with significant retention of contaminants."

25 posted on 12/19/2006 9:16:35 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WilliamofCarmichael

and we eat this produce ...????


26 posted on 12/19/2006 9:19:30 PM PST by rahbert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: rahbert

Well, I don't buy it unless the bin in the local supermarket says grown in the USA or Canada. The largest Sacramento area chain has a cute trick: they label it "grown in USA, Mexico, or Canada." I skip those bins, also.


27 posted on 12/19/2006 9:24:41 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: All
A statement of the benefits (with one trifling concern, public health) of our federal government's free-trade globalization, agriculture sector:

"In developing countries, wastewater irrigation has the potential to offer equally important advantages and dangers to people's health and the environment. Whatever the perceptions, the simple truth is: in these countries, wastewater irrigation is a fact of life. IWMI's research is looking at the health and environmental impacts of this practice - to help planners set effective wastewater irrigation policies."

[My emphasis]

28 posted on 12/19/2006 9:43:59 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Diver Dave
"Your crap is our bread and butter."

That reminds me of the time I asked the garbage truck driver how long it took him to get used to the smell. His answer? "Smells like money to me." He pulls down 60+.

29 posted on 12/19/2006 10:40:15 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Barack Hussein Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush

Hey, its a shitty job but someone's got to do it!


30 posted on 12/20/2006 9:43:06 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Afghan protest - "Death to Dog Washers!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson