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Toilet "taboo" hurts poor, development says expert
Newsday ^ | 5/01/2012 | Reuters

Posted on 05/01/2012 7:32:34 AM PDT by wheresmyusa

Edited on 05/01/2012 7:36:17 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

ROME - Governments are failing to fund projects to improve access to toilets and other sanitation services in poor countries because the subject remains "taboo", a director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said on Monday.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda21; un

1 posted on 05/01/2012 7:32:43 AM PDT by wheresmyusa
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To: wheresmyusa

Toilets are taboo,, THAT, just about says it all.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 7:36:02 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for officeoffI)
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To: DesertRhino

The word “taboo” is RACIST.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 7:38:57 AM PDT by spokeshave (If Obama is Lenin....who are Trotsky and Stalin...?)
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To: wheresmyusa
"We need the cellphone of sanitation..."

4 posted on 05/01/2012 7:39:02 AM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: wheresmyusa

“toilets “

Hey hey hey!!! Watch that nasty language. I have a picture of my kids that can see this.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 7:40:55 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: wheresmyusa

Well, Bill & Melida, how ‘bout you take a spare billion and buy some toilets. I figure with a quantity discount you could probably get 7-8 million toilets. Distributing those would then keep you busy enough so you wouldn’t have time to be hectoring the rest of us.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 7:42:07 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: wheresmyusa

Cue the OWS toilet run on the sidewalk video, to show how it’s not taboo here, AND that the White Hut approves.


7 posted on 05/01/2012 7:43:11 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: wheresmyusa

This country was built using outhouses.
Why can’t they make outhouses anymore?............


8 posted on 05/01/2012 7:43:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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9 posted on 05/01/2012 7:44:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: AppyPappy
Hey hey hey!!! Watch that nasty language. I have a picture of my kids that can see this.

"Let's be more specific. Are we talking about...number one or cocky-doody?"

10 posted on 05/01/2012 7:45:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Red Badger

Built like a brick s**thouse....

Outside lock on the outhouse — guess it’s to keep the wind from blowing the door open, but children would have fun with that one.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 7:46:56 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: wheresmyusa

“Johnny on the Spot.”


12 posted on 05/01/2012 7:49:51 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: treetopsandroofs

hehehe.....that slipped by me the first time i looked at it. X)


13 posted on 05/01/2012 7:50:06 AM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: DesertRhino

Really? You want to make sanitation an aspirational product like the cellphone? Just have the UN mandate that poor people crap platinum bricks. You can call it the Antoinette Initiative. On the other hand, I would think the prospect of not being dead is plenty aspirational.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 7:50:45 AM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: treetopsandroofs; tx_eggman

And grown children... I can name a few.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 7:51:48 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: wheresmyusa

so how is this our problem? and why do i get the nagging suspicion tht the end result would be a large transfer of funds from the american taxpayer, to the despots in the affected countries?


16 posted on 05/01/2012 7:52:35 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle

awww c’mon. when has that ever happened? /sarc


17 posted on 05/01/2012 7:55:21 AM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: wheresmyusa

Before the China PROlympics, we were shown all about their poor sanitation, etc. which ALL GOT BETTER in time for the PROlympics.

Just schedule the PROlympics in these O-hole third world countries, and problem solved!


18 posted on 05/01/2012 8:01:36 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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......oh, and it’s SOLAR POWERED, too!............


19 posted on 05/01/2012 8:12:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: wheresmyusa

Just call them “government relief centers” and problem solved.


20 posted on 05/01/2012 8:14:17 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: wheresmyusa

What strikes me about the Gates Foundation is that for a guy who made his fortune selling software into the free market, all the programs I hear about are hardware related (toilets, polio shots, birth control devices) rather than software related (free capital markets, private property ownership, clear title registration and enforcement, adjudication systems , non-corrupt political systems, good government programs, western based religious institutions, etc). Eradication of poverty is built on social software, not hardware.


21 posted on 05/01/2012 9:19:23 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Obama is the hopium of the masses)
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To: Red Badger

Wow, a brick sh!thouse. I have seen one of those since I was a kid in rural Virginia.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 11:59:19 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: wheresmyusa

The reason most municipalities are uninterested in creating public toilets is that they generally become havens for the homeless, homosexuality, prostitution and intravenous drug use.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 12:08:43 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: wheresmyusa

It used to be “shoot, shovel, and shut up.”


24 posted on 05/01/2012 12:14:52 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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