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UNICEF launches Mr. Poo mascot in India to curb public defecation
Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar

Posted on 04/16/2014 12:01:45 PM PDT by Mount Athos

UNICEF’s new campaign, “Poo2Loo,” targets India’s public defecation problem with a series of music videos, pranks and advertisements featuring a giant feces mascot.

According to the campaign, 620 million Indians are defecating in public every day.

“That’s half the population dumping over 65 million kilos of poo out there every day. If this poo continues to be let loose on us, there will be no escaping the stench of life threatening infections, diseases and epidemics,” the Poo2Loo website says, while asking visitors to sign a pledge to ending public defecation.

YouTube videos for the campaign feature giant, walking, talking, dancing, singing, piles of poo, and website visitors can even play a video game called “Toilet Trek,” where players can experience how difficult it is to find a public toilet in India.

According to the website, 28 million school children lack access to a toilet in school, and women and girls often avoid defecating until nighttime to avoid shame and possible assault.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: celebratediversity; india; mrpoo; napl; poo2loo; publichealth; toilettrek; unicef; unitednations; youtubevideo
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Here is a pic of the mascot for "poo2Loo".


1 posted on 04/16/2014 12:01:45 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

What about My. Hanky, he doesn`t get the job?


2 posted on 04/16/2014 12:04:33 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Mount Athos; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; GeronL
Mr. Poo has hands. WHO wants to shake hands with Mr. Poo?

Really now!???

Um, sorry I asked.

3 posted on 04/16/2014 12:05:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Mount Athos

Third world people have Third world ways and Third world problems. Forcing them onto First world nations is an act of war.


4 posted on 04/16/2014 12:05:39 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Mount Athos

Talk about outsourcing to India http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s01e10-mr-hankey-the-christmas-poo


5 posted on 04/16/2014 12:06:50 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Mount Athos

6 posted on 04/16/2014 12:07:27 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Mount Athos

7 posted on 04/16/2014 12:07:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Mount Athos

Sharpton would call me racist, but I'd swear it has a strong resemblance to our "Dear Leader" POS.

8 posted on 04/16/2014 12:08:12 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: nomad

“Gee Kyle...you smell all flowery....”


9 posted on 04/16/2014 12:08:46 PM PDT by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: Mount Athos

I think this was in South Park.


10 posted on 04/16/2014 12:09:06 PM PDT by ZULU (STOP JEB BUSH!!!! NO MORE BUSHES!! US OUT OF THE UN AND UN OUT OF US!!)
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To: Mount Athos
I know this isn't a caption thread, but I couldn't resist.



Poo: "Hi. I'm Obamacare. Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you."

Guy: "I'll pay the fine!"
11 posted on 04/16/2014 12:10:34 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Mount Athos
somebody send al franken there in his diaper.

finally a job worth his stature.

12 posted on 04/16/2014 12:11:27 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: LostInBayport

I was thinking that mascot could be useful in an obamacare protest somehow.

Maybe if the mascot held a sign saying that “Obamacare is a stinkburger?”


13 posted on 04/16/2014 12:12:18 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Mount Athos
Guess I cross off India as a prospective vacation spot because of all the sh!tters.

Geez, Mexico is not that bad, and it is definitely a turd world country. Thought India was supposed to be somewhat advanced.

14 posted on 04/16/2014 12:19:17 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Mount Athos
mr_hankey_the_christmas_poo_by_gjones1-d5ookqe
15 posted on 04/16/2014 12:21:28 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Mount Athos

I saw a film about this on Al Gore’s TV channel several years back. I often wondered, how hard is it to dig a simple slit trench, and cover up after! Is digging there out of style?


16 posted on 04/16/2014 12:22:10 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Mount Athos

Thank you ever so much.


17 posted on 04/16/2014 12:24:23 PM PDT by goldi
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

But you would just be digging in crap.


18 posted on 04/16/2014 12:26:40 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Mount Athos

If crapping all over the street isn’t bad enough, they also dump dead bodies in the river where they bathe!


19 posted on 04/16/2014 12:27:48 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Mount Athos

I quickly quit a job once because they wanted my to travel to India two times a year for a week or more a trip. When they told me I had a new job 3 weeks later.

Even Pinter’s parents said it was a dreadful place.


20 posted on 04/16/2014 12:28:11 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Mount Athos

But the dead bodies floating in the river are ok? They throw their dead and defecate in the same river, at the same place they bathe and brush their teeth.

I guess the plus side is the disease helps keep the population down.


21 posted on 04/16/2014 12:28:31 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Mount Athos

I have absolutely no doubt about the numbers.

I once stumbled across a Chinese student’s blog on the web. He posted dozens of photos of his visit in India.

Now, I realize that China still isn’t the most developed nation on earth, but what took me aback was this guy’s surprise and outrage over the bad public hygiene—he spoke as a Westerner, from a position of Western standards. He was *really* outraged and surprised this happened.

He was astonished that the “sacred” Ganges had piles of human defecation covering the riverbanks, the degree of public nudity during the act, and photos showed bodies (BODIES!) floating down the (sacred?) Ganges. Yeah, bodies.

Nobody bothered to retrieve them, let alone notice them.

And the photos of the “piles” were astonishing. It showed India as a helluva backward country, and it was SHAMEFUL. Even our medieval...no, DARK AGE ancestors didn’t live like this. And India can launch satellites...can you believe it?

I may scrounge up the link.

Sauron, lately, of Mordor (where we dig slit trenches, at the very least).

This Public Service Announcement brought to you by the Morder Visitors Bureau. Come visit Mordor. Bring the family!


22 posted on 04/16/2014 12:31:33 PM PDT by sauron ("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
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To: Mount Athos

That is hilarious. I need to rent one of those costumes for Earth day.


23 posted on 04/16/2014 12:32:06 PM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: Second Amendment First

Beat me to it.


24 posted on 04/16/2014 12:32:56 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: Mount Athos

Mr. Poo uses the loo,
Do you?


25 posted on 04/16/2014 12:33:46 PM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: Mount Athos

I believe that Mumbai and Mexico City are two places on Earth where you can actually measure atmospheric fecal matter.


26 posted on 04/16/2014 12:34:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: Mount Athos

Mr. Poo appearing in turd world countries.


27 posted on 04/16/2014 12:35:52 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: WayneS
"That is hilarious. I need to rent one of those costumes for Earth day."

Well if the costume rental shop is out of them when you go you can always try for Mr. Scrotum. Of course if you live in San Francisco it might be hard to get as well.


28 posted on 04/16/2014 12:37:26 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Disgusting and disturbing

What ever happened to adults being decent around kids?


29 posted on 04/16/2014 12:38:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Mount Athos

POOP! With no shame...And be FREE!

http://www.poopreport.com/


30 posted on 04/16/2014 12:40:10 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: sauron
Oh, yeah. Floating corpses, dead cows floating by, piles of sh!t on the banks, trash, debris, flies...and people BATHE and DRINK from that river!!! <-- Triple exclamation point is permissible here.

Here's the link: Shameful and Lazy!

31 posted on 04/16/2014 12:40:19 PM PDT by sauron ("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
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To: sauron

Here.

http://www.chinasmack.com/2010/pictures/filthy-india-photos-chinese-netizen-reactions.html


32 posted on 04/16/2014 12:42:07 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
There’s a local mexican restaurant I quit going to after I witnessed one of the waitstaff’s kids outside taking a crap in the street.
Never went there again.

When India's done with the mascot, he can come work games in Minnesota at Target Field.

33 posted on 04/16/2014 12:42:28 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: sauron

I came across that blog as well. Very disturbing images. I am amazed that a Black Death type epidemic hasn’t broke out in that part of the world yet.


34 posted on 04/16/2014 12:42:35 PM PDT by Augustinian monk (RAND PAUL FOR PRESIDENT)
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To: Mad Dawgg

That IS disgusting and disturbing.

Do you know anything about the history and/or purpose of that “character”?


35 posted on 04/16/2014 12:43:33 PM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
Third world people have Third world ways and Third world problems.

Turd world people, turd world ways and turd world problems in this case.

36 posted on 04/16/2014 12:44:59 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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To: WayneS; GeronL
Mr Scrotum is a mascot in Brazil. And get this, he makes appearances everywhere including grade schools.

Here is a GAWKER piece on him: Mr. Scrotum

37 posted on 04/16/2014 12:53:52 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mount Athos
"I find that offensive." ballchin photo: ballchin ballchin_zps90a74746.jpg Mr. Ballchin
38 posted on 04/16/2014 1:13:37 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: Mount Athos

Michael Medved was playing some of their PSA’s during his show last week. I was rolling on the floor and busting a gut!


39 posted on 04/16/2014 1:16:14 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Mad Dawgg

Probably the worst place in the world for him to reside, given their love of soccer.


40 posted on 04/16/2014 1:23:20 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: tumblindice
mr. creosote photo: mr creosote brown mrcresote.jpg
41 posted on 04/16/2014 1:24:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: LostInBayport

Hi my name is crappy crapcare and have I got a healthcare policy for you


42 posted on 04/16/2014 2:16:04 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: TurboZamboni

Saw basically that in San Antonio when I went to my kid’s graduation from Basic training. Walmart parking lot. One kid takes a dump by the car, mother changes another kids diaper, tosses it on the ground and away they drove.


43 posted on 04/16/2014 3:58:21 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Mount Athos

One Arse hole in DC deficates on the entire nation of USA every day.


44 posted on 04/16/2014 4:36:23 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Second Amendment First

Enough with all these cracks on this crappy thread! Can’t you guys hold anything back? Makes one want to wipe the screen!


45 posted on 04/16/2014 4:49:00 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...


46 posted on 04/16/2014 7:12:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You never know what you'll get, and they all smell different.

47 posted on 04/16/2014 10:15:17 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I believe my mom refers to that as “baby-poo yellow”.


48 posted on 04/17/2014 12:06:03 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC

Then at least it’s not false advertising.


49 posted on 04/17/2014 1:11:10 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Mount Athos

The Michelin Man needs to sue for Defecation of Character.


50 posted on 04/17/2014 3:39:27 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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