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World Toilet Day
http://www.wateraid.org/international/about_us/oasis/autumnwinter_06/4881.asp ^

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: marines

1 posted on 03/28/2008 11:59:59 PM PDT by stickman20089
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To: stickman20089

Millions die each year from polluted water, and there is more concern for nebulous “global warming” which hasn’t killed anyone. Makes no sense.


2 posted on 03/29/2008 12:03:16 AM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: stickman20089

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.


3 posted on 03/29/2008 12:06:45 AM PDT by Bobalu (What do I know, I'm a Typical White Guy)
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To: stickman20089

4 posted on 03/29/2008 12:08:15 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: stickman20089; Squidpup; Salamander

Worthy of your consideration:

http://www.urinal.net/

For the true commonsewer of latrines.


5 posted on 03/29/2008 12:08:43 AM PDT by shibumi (".....panta en pasin....." - Origen)
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To: All
Did someone say John...
6 posted on 03/29/2008 12:17:15 AM PDT by wastedyears (The US Military is what goes Bump in the night.)
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To: Squidpup

Indeed. And the libs accuse us of not giving a s@%#* about the poor.


7 posted on 03/29/2008 12:17:48 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: stickman20089
Isn't easier to sponsor a resolution to ban pooping?
8 posted on 03/29/2008 12:20:15 AM PDT by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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9 posted on 03/29/2008 12:27:21 AM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: stickman20089

Some people take the toilet shortage VERY seriesly, and hold on to theirs for dear life!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1992645/posts


10 posted on 03/29/2008 12:35:59 AM PDT by shibumi (".....panta en pasin....." - Origen)
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To: Jet Jaguar

11 posted on 03/29/2008 12:46:05 AM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Westlander

sung to skip to the loo My Darlin’


12 posted on 03/29/2008 12:58:31 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (From Kuwait where the Weather is always Partly Sandy!)
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To: stickman20089

I have three of them in my house. With only two of us, no one has to squirm and wait.


13 posted on 03/29/2008 1:00:50 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: shibumi

Ick.


14 posted on 03/29/2008 1:48:39 AM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent......)
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To: stickman20089

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.


15 posted on 03/29/2008 2:16:28 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Let's win Congress - the Presidency is lost!)
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To: Westlander

Hey! You got a fishnflush!

http://www.fishnflush.com


16 posted on 03/29/2008 4:10:12 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (VA is for lovers, but PA is the Saudi Arabia of coal.)
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To: stickman20089

Find here the “Dagobert” throne...

http://www.herbeau.com/Products.aspx?Item=5501


17 posted on 03/29/2008 4:12:13 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (VA is for lovers, but PA is the Saudi Arabia of coal.)
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To: stickman20089
Two and a half billion people live without a clean or private place to go to the toilet.

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?

Culture perhaps?

18 posted on 03/29/2008 4:20:41 AM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: stickman20089

Proof that the world has its eyes on the wrong things.


19 posted on 03/29/2008 4:33:43 AM PDT by RoadTest ( None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies - Isaiah)
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To: stickman20089

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).


20 posted on 03/29/2008 4:43:32 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (New tag line in progress.)
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To: stickman20089

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!


21 posted on 03/29/2008 6:47:14 AM PDT by gunnyg
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