Skip to comments.World Toilet Day
Posted on 03/28/2008 11:59:56 PM PDT by stickman20089
Well, for one, the average person spends three years of their life on the loo - so there is plenty of time to think about it! But, while it is easy to laugh about toilets, or rather the lack of them, it is a very serious issue.
Two and a half billion people live without a clean or private place to go to the toilet.
This means that nearly 40% of the world's population have to use fields, streams, rivers, railway lines, canal banks, roadsides, plastic bags, or squalid, foul smelling, disease breeding buckets and unsanitary latrines.
When you consider that just one gram of faeces can contain 10 million viruses, one million bacteria, one thousand parasite cysts and one hundred worm eggs, it is easy to see how without proper disposal, human waste can contaminate water and food, and how this causes disease. With WaterAid's support the school in Warok, Nigeria now has separate latrines for girls and boys With WaterAid's support the school in Warok, Nigeria now has separate latrines for girls and boys. Credit: WaterAid / Suzanne Porter
According to the Water and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) the majority of illness in the world is caused by faecal matter. And it is these illnesses which lead to malnutrition.
Millions die each year from polluted water, and there is more concern for nebulous “global warming” which hasn’t killed anyone. Makes no sense.
Sad to hear so many have no decent place to go.
It’s so easy to make a sanitary outhouse/latrine
Also very easy to make a septic system for little $.
A nice septic system can be made with cinder blocks, plastic pipe, some large fill gravel, some tar, and a nice sturdy lid.
A nice sanitary outhouse needs only a shovel, a hand saw, some lumber and a little time.
There are lots of plans available on the web.
Worthy of your consideration:
For the true commonsewer of latrines.
Indeed. And the libs accuse us of not giving a s@%#* about the poor.
Some people take the toilet shortage VERY seriesly, and hold on to theirs for dear life!
sung to skip to the loo My Darlin’
I have three of them in my house. With only two of us, no one has to squirm and wait.
3 years of their life? To make the math simple, assume people live to be 60. 3 years would be 5%, or 1.2 hours/day.
Guess folks in the UK don’t have a lot to do...or maybe a great deal, depending on how you think about it.
Hey! You got a fishnflush!
Find here the “Dagobert” throne...
And yet they are humans just like us. With the power to reason, the energy to work, and raw materials all about them. So why can't they even build a decent out house?
Proof that the world has its eyes on the wrong things.
I’m going to combine earth-hour and world toilet day. Between 8 and 9 pm Saturday night, I’m not going to use my toilet. (I’ll probably just go out in the back yard if I need to take a leak).
I recall years ago being perched upon a stool (no pun) in the Longshot Saloon in San Marcos, Calif (not CA) sipping on my Coors—this was before I finally realized what good beer was.
I became aware that an old broad next to me was watching me sip me beer—she finally informed me that that beer company always advertised and referred to the water they brewed from. She then waited a brief time waiting for that to sink in—pause for effect. By now others had perked up their ears and were listening. She finally made her point, saying that previously had lived near that brewery and regularly had urinated in the river/stream, whatever, that they referred to.
This brought her her earned laughter and smirks from the listeners. I, too, paused for effect, chugged the rest of my beer down and said something to the effect that she had done the water no harm, and, perhaps, even contributed to the taste.
The listeners apparently got a great kick out of all this.
The world is a sh!tty place, folks—get used to it!