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  • Could YOU live without toilet paper? Meet the women who choose to wipe with a reusable piece..

    01/29/2014 8:16:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 105 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2014 | Margot Peppers
    For most Americans, toilet paper is an absolutely necessary grocery list item, but some women are opting out for both economic and environmental purposes. In a HuffPost Live discussion, bloggers Angela Davis, Kathleen Quiring and Makala Earley explain why they've decided to go paperless, revealing that it's not as messy or unhygienic as it may sound. 'It is definitely possible,' insists Mikala, who says she and her husband stopped using toilet paper about a year ago. 'It is almost seen as a necessity [and] it doesn't have to be, and it's been a lot of fun to learn how to...
  • Venezuela orders temporary takeover of toilet paper factory

    09/23/2013 7:56:00 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 48 replies
    yahoo news ^ | September 20, 2013 | Brian Ellsworth and Deisy Buitrago
    CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan state agency on Friday ordered the temporary takeover of a factory that produces toilet paper in what it called an effort to ensure consistent supplies after embarrassing shortages earlier this year. Critics of President Nicolas Maduro say the nagging shortages of products ranging from bathroom tissue to milk are a sign his socialist government's rigid price and currency controls are failing. They have also used the situation to poke fun at his administration on social media networks. A national agency called Sundecop, which enforces price controls, said in a statement it would occupy one of...
  • Facing Shortages, Venezuela Takes Over Toilet Paper Factory

    09/22/2013 9:48:20 AM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | September 21, 2013 | Marilia Brochetto and Greg Botelho
    <p>When you're running low on toilet paper and getting desperate, what do you do?</p> <p>If you're the Venezuelan government, you take over a toilet paper factory.</p> <p>On Saturday, Vice President Jorge Arreaza announced the "temporary occupation" of the Paper Manufacturing Company's plant in the state of Aragua. The aim, he explained, is to review the "production, marketing and distribution (of) toilet paper."</p>
  • It’s come to this: Venezuela approves funds to relieve the toilet-paper shortage

    05/23/2013 8:59:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    After longtime Chavismo-strongman Hugo Chavez’s death earlier this year, his lieutenant Nicolas Maduro “won” the snap election for a replacement president — except that the opposition party headed by challenger Henry Capriles maintains that the election results were fraudulent and is refusing to recognize Maduro as the legitimate president without a thorough audit of the whole thing. The Venezuelan Supreme Court tried to nip that idea in the bud (because really, what good is a corrupted and tyrannical power structure without rule-of-law-defying loyalty?), but the opposition isn’t giving up and Venezuelan politics of late have not been going at all...
  • Venezuelans Scrambling to Find Scarce Toilet Paper

    05/21/2013 8:14:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 71 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | 5/16/13 | FABIOLA SANCHEZ and KARL RITTER
    After years of economic dysfunction, the country has gotten used to shortages of medicines and basic food items like milk and sugar but the scarcity of bathroom tissue has caused unusual alarm. "Even at my age, I've never seen this," said 70-year-old Maria Rojas. She said she had been looking for toilet paper for two weeks when she finally found it at a supermarket in downtown Caracas. Thousands of rolls flew off the store's shelves as consumers streamed in and loaded up shopping carts Thursday morning. "I bought it because it's hard to find," said Maria Perez, walking out with...
  • Venezuelans scrambling to find scarce toilet paper

    05/16/2013 5:34:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2013 8:24 PM EDT | Fabiola Sanchez and Karl Ritter
    Venezuelans scrambled to stock up on toilet paper Thursday as fears of a bathroom emergency spread despite the socialist government’s promise to import 50 million rolls. After years of economic dysfunction, the country has gotten used to shortages of medicines and basic food items like milk and sugar, but the scarcity of bathroom tissue has caused unusual alarm. … President Nicolás Maduro, who was selected by the dying Hugo Chávez to carry on his “Bolivarian revolution,” claims that anti-government forces, including the private sector, are causing the shortages in an effort to destabilize the country. …
  • Socialism Leads to Toilet Paper Shortage in Venezuela

    05/16/2013 10:52:59 AM PDT · by villagerjoel · 17 replies ^ | 5/16/13 | Editor
    The Venezuelan government was forced to begin importing 50 million rolls of toilet paper this week, due to massive shortages in consumer goods, and food in the country. Alejandro Fleming, Venezuela’s Minister of Commerce reportedly addressed the shortage of toilet paper, stating that, “the ‘Revolution’ will bring the equivalent of 50 million rolls of toilet paper to our country to calm things down.” He went on to address the perceived insidious nature of the shortage, asking citizens that they “please understand that we should not allow ourselves to be manipulated by a media campaign portraying shortages.”
  • Venezuela hopes to wipe out toilet paper shortage by importing 50m rolls

    05/16/2013 6:11:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 79 replies
    Guardian ^ | May 16, 2013
    First milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities – toilet paper. Blaming political opponents for the shortfall, as it does for other shortages, the government says it will import 50m rolls to boost supplies. One supermarket visited by the Associated Press in the capital on Wednesday was out of toilet paper. Another had just received a fresh batch, and it quickly filled up with shoppers as the word spread. "I've been looking for it for two weeks," said Cristina Ramos. "I was told that they had some here and...
  • Public employees told to bring own TP

    03/18/2013 2:59:10 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 16 replies
    upi ^ | March. 18, 2013
    WINDSOR, Mo.- A Missouri mayor said he was shocked when a speaker at an aldermanic meeting revealed public works employees had been told to bring toilet paper from home. Windsor Mayor Justin Brown said he was shocked when Nancy Dunbar spoke at last week's meeting and suggested a fundraiser to stop the policy of requiring the city's 10 public works employees, who are all male, to bring their own toilet paper to work, KCTV, Kansas City, Mo., reported. "I was just really incredulous that this was a topic to be brought up at a City Hall meeting, much less have...
  • Toilet paper restrictions concern Mahanoy Area parent

    01/28/2013 11:30:03 AM PST · by Altariel · 26 replies
    Republican Herald ^ | January 28, 2013 | JOHN E. USALIS
    MAHANOY CITY - Vandalism in Mahanoy Area High School boys' bathrooms has resulted in toilet paper being issued by request as needed, a policy that one parent believes is embarrassing for students. Karen Yedsena, Mahanoy City, spoke during the public portion of Thursday's school board meeting, asking about the policy. "I'm asking about the high school and why the boys are not allowed to have toilet paper except if they go to the nurse or the office to get it," Yedsena said. The boys' bathrooms in the high school do not have toilet paper due to vandalism. Any boy needing...
  • Roman toilet paper mistaken for toys

    01/24/2013 1:36:05 PM PST · by Renfield · 22 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 1-18-2013
    Ancient artifacts in a British museum have been reclassified as Roman toilet paper. Previously they were displayed as gaming pieces until researchers took another look at them. The artifacts are made of ceramic, and would have been rather - uncomfortable. LONDON, ENGLAND (Catholic Online) - Dr. Robert Symmons, curator of the Fisbourne Roman Palace in West Sussex, has announced that new research indicates the ceramic disks, once identified as gaming pieces, were used as sanitary devices, the ancient equivalent of toilet paper.....
  • Toilet Paper: A Brief and Sometimes Painful History

    08/06/2012 4:07:09 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 54 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Mike Sacasas
    ... Toilet paper has a history. Of course it has a history. But who thinks of it? Like George (Costanza), we take most of our technology for granted. Of course, we pay a lot of attention to certain technologies, usually the newest and most innovative. But we don't think too much about those other technologies that have become more or less part of our natural environment .... Toilet paper, in case you're wondering, was in use in China as early as the fourteenth century and it was made in 2′ x 3′ sheets. Everywhere else, and in China before then,...
  • The Trenton Toilet Paper Shortage

    03/15/2012 6:38:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/15/2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Presently, there is a crisis afoot in New Jersey that is symbolic of government incompetence and indicative of the fate that awaits every American if ObamaCare is implemented. In Trenton, the Health Department may be forced to shut down city buildings due to a toilet paper shortage. That's right: Trenton is so fiscally squeezed that in city restrooms Charmin® is nowhere to be found. Seems in the city of Trenton the toilet paper and paper towel inventory is depleted in about a dozen buildings, including City Hall. According to Harold Hall, Acting Public Works Director, there are presently only 15...
  • Trenton Approaches Toilet Paper Crisis

    03/13/2012 11:34:54 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | March 13th, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    A dispute over contracts for paper products like toilet paper and paper towels has reached crisis mode in Trenton, N.J., reports Employees and visitors alike may be crossing their fingers and their legs while in city-run public buildings. In the basement of the city hall, there is half a box of toilet paper and one case of paper towels left.
  • Tissues vs. Toilet Paper

    02/11/2012 3:54:48 AM PST · by Daffynition · 69 replies ^ | 02/03/12 | Nadine Cheung
    When you have a cold or are suffering from allergies, tissues are a must-have, but the cost can rack up when you're buying them all the time. Have you ever considered using toilet paper instead? Here are a few good reasons why you should. We've all grabbed a few squares from the bathroom roll in a pinch, but using toilet paper over tissues is actually a more cost-effective choice in the long run. On average, a box of tissues has 65 sheets and breaks down to about 2 cents per sheet. However, a roll of toilet paper has nearly four...
  • Lack Of Toilet Paper Leads Man To Destroy Charlotte Motel

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) – One man made sure a Charlotte motel was going to pay for him running out of toilet paper. Upset about the lack of toilet paper that was available in his room, a man destroyed $2,090 worth of hotel property on Monday, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report. The identity of the man remains unknown. The incident, which happened at the Charlottetown Manor, happened around 10 a.m. Monday. According to the report, the man grew irate after learning he didn’t have toilet paper and proceeded to walk upstairs to a vacant room that was being renovated....
  • Look who rolled out the White House: The toilet paper with Obama’s face on every sheet

    11/11/2011 9:04:13 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-11-11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    It may not be the most politically correct gift this holiday season. But a new bathroom accessory has some gag gift lovers rolling over in stitches with its two-ply solution for those dissatisfied with the current state of the union. Toilet paper with a portrait of President Barack Obama on every square is being offered via online retailers - but it's certainly no bargain item at $10.00 per roll.
  • El Paso man guilty of causing NM forest fire with toilet paper

    10/29/2011 5:41:44 AM PDT · by cowpoke · 14 replies
    KRQE ^ | 10/28/2001 | unknown
    An El Paso, Texas, man pleaded guilty Friday to starting the Last Chance Fire that ripped through a section of the Lincoln National Forest and threated the community of Queen. Rodrigo Ulloa Esquivel, 29, admitted that on April 24 he set toilet paper on fire near a campsite in Last Chance Canyon in the Guadalupe Mountains. A stiff wind spread sparks starting a fire that quickly grew beyond attempts fo Ulloa and a his companions attempts to contain it... Smokey Bear Says"Don't squeeze my Charmin or set it on fire""Wild bears don't use toilet paper - the fines are too...
  • Giant toilet paper rolls remain in Lochsa after truck accident (Driver "dumped the load")

    07/20/2011 10:42:50 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 07/19/2011 | Kim Briggeman
    A five-mile stretch of Idaho's Wild and Scenic Lochsa River remained cluttered by megarolls of toilet paper Tuesday, four days after a truck driver from Texas lost control on a tight turn and dumped the load. Mahmoud Salameh, 24, of Fort Worth, was transported to Missoula's Community Medical Center early Friday with unknown injuries. He was later released. Salameh was ticketed for inattentive driving and failing to purchase a permit to haul the 53-foot trailer, according to an Associated Press report. A spokesman for the Idaho Transportation Department said Tuesday the cost of an extra-length permit is $43. The wreck...
  • My toilet paper makes me sad (Georgia-Pacific, Koch brothers)

    05/11/2011 2:51:26 PM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 140 replies
    5-11-2011 | me
    Today I was in Costco. As I entered the papergoods area a demonstration woman approached me about a sale on Northern triple ply quilted bathroom tissue. It's my brand and I strongly support a soft 3 ply, but that's not my point. The demonstration woman went on to show me on the packaging that Georgia Pacific donates money to the Susan G Komen foundation. I stopped in my tracks and said " I wish you hadn't told me that. The Susan G Komen Foundation funds Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthood ( or Planned Barrenhood) is the largest provider of abortions...
  • Toilet paper going tubeless in push to reduce waste

    10/27/2010 8:11:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies · 1+ views
    Toilet paper going tubeless in push to reduce waste AN American toiletries company is trialling tubeless toilet paper in an effort to make the world's most most relied upon bathroom product greener. Manufacturer Kimberly-Clark will introduce Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper at certain Walmart and Sam's Club stores throughout the Northeast of America., USA Today reported. If the product, which will be rolled out in stores next Monday, is well-received by consumers, the company may sell it nationally and globally, according to the report. The company has said the tissue will be just the same but will only be missing...
  • California Budget Crisis: No Toilet Paper In State Parks

    10/02/2010 2:12:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    RightPundits ^ | 10/02/2010 | Shannon Bell
    Could someone please pass the toilet paper, perhaps from another state or something? California’s epic budget battle has really taken a toll, maybe even greater than first thought. California State Parks are going to have to go without toilet paper. So that means that you will have to go without toilet paper if you’re visiting one of the more rural state parks in the golden state. California’s budget battle has been going on for nearly 3 months with neither side willing to give an inch. Forget about all the IOU’s and not being able to pay vendors for services rendered...
  • Privies pinched without budget deal - CA Parks May Run Out of Toilet Paper!

    09/23/2010 4:44:35 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 30 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 23, 2010 | George Skelton
    This is how much budget trouble the state of California is in: It's about to run out of toilet paper in its rural parks. California's red ink budget is immensely complicated because of voter-approved ballot initiatives, federal rules and court decisions. But this internal e-mail within Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Finance Department is plenty simple: "Bottom line: Remote rural state parks will likely run out of toilet paper by early October." Pressing a deadline, I was unable to dig deep enough to learn precisely which parks, let alone privies… I did learn that the problem involves banks canceling a state credit...
  • Visiting Ground Zero, Asking Allah for Comfort (NY Slimes Out-Does Itself In Brazen Moonbattery )

    09/10/2010 1:09:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 9, 2010 | Sam Dolnick
    Nearly every Sept. 11 since Sept. 11, Hadidjatou Karamoko Traoré has made sure that her three children were dressed in their best clothes, and taken them from their tidy brick home in the Bronx to the pit where the World Trade Center stood, and where her husband, their father, worked and died. After the attacks, all that was found of Abdoul-Karim Traoré, a cook at the Windows on the World restaurant, were his leather wallet, his identification cards and a few coins. “I like to go down there and pray and see the place and remember,” said Mrs. Traoré, a...
  • Sheryl Crow, The Queen Of Green (Singer’s 2010 rider demands recycled toilet paper.....)

    08/13/2010 10:53:36 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 57 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | AUGUST 11, 2010 | Staff
    AUGUST 11--Touring the United States and Europe this year, Sheryl Crow arrives at venues with an assortment of environmental demands certain to vex concert promoters, according to a review of the musician’s 2010 backstage rider. The document, excerpted here, actually has a 2-1/2 page “environmental portion” to be “strictly followed and policed.” Seeking to “minimize the overall environmental impact of our tour,” Crow demands that only biodegradable cups and dinnerware be used by the caterer. Produce should be “organic and purchased from local suppliers as much as possible.” And for the five backstage “watering stations,” water “must be sourced...
  • Newark Budget Cuts (no more toilet paper!)

    07/22/2010 8:05:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies · 2+ views
    MyFoxNY ^ | June 22, 2010
    MYFOXNY.COM - Things are getting so bad in Newark that the mayor has ordered the government to stop buying toilet paper. It's part of Newark Mayor Cory Booker's belt-tightening plans that include reducing most city workers to a 4-day work week and shuttering city pools. Booker estimates that the pool closures alone would save $250,000. He also says that no gas will be purchased for municipal vehicles that are not deemed critically important. Police officers, firefighters and sanitation workers would not be affected by the furlough plan. City workers were already bracing for furloughs starting in August. The number of...
  • Toilet Paper Shortage Solved

    07/02/2010 8:20:28 AM PDT · by BigMacGOP · 10 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 7/2/10 | Christopher Burbach
    Siena-Francis House managers won't have to worry for a long time where the next square of toilet paper is coming from. First Data employees collected more than 39,000 rolls of tissue for the Omaha homeless shelter. That's a 15-month supply, said Mike Saklar, executive director of the Siena-Francis House.
  • Caption Barack and Michelle with Canada's First Couple, at the G20 Summit in Toronto

    06/28/2010 4:34:03 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 75 replies
    Daylife Photos ^ | 6/26/10 | Associated Press
  • Toilet Paper Bandit Sought

    04/27/2010 8:51:56 AM PDT · by reagan_fanatic · 20 replies · 550+ views
    A man who wrapped his head in toilet paper was caught on surveillance video as he calmly pulled off the knifepoint robbery of a Nebraska convenience store Saturday night.
  • Very soft toilet paper: Becoming scarce?

    04/22/2010 7:24:39 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 105 replies · 1,478+ views
    upi ^ | April 22
    WASHINGTON, - An American Chemical Society report says a growing shortage of high-quality paper for recycling is threatening the supply of soft toilet paper. The article by Melody Voith, senior editor of the ACS journal Chemical & Engineering News, explains the decline of newspapers and magazines and the growth of electronic communications have combined to reduce the availability of good white office paper, newsprint and other traditional recyclable paper that has been used to make soft bathroom tissue. Voith explains recycled office paper itself is containing increasing amounts of recycled paper and that, in turn, decreases its usefulness for making...
  • Cashmere Toilet Paper Cheaper Than Wiping With "Luxury Knitwear"

    03/01/2010 4:13:16 PM PST · by Daffynition · 18 replies · 506+ views
    The Consumerist ^ | February 28, 2010 | Marc Perton
    Just in case Charmin isn't doing it for you anymore, UK retailer Waitrose has come up with what it calls a "super soft cashmere loo roll," designed to "put a smile on your face." Um, no matter what we're using when we're doing our duty, it's unlikely to make us smile. Waitrose calls the product -- which is really just plain old paper with some cashmere extract tossed in -- a "little luxury," and boasts: "For many years, cashmere has had an exclusive aura surrounding it. Fashion retailers today in London’s swanky Burlington Arcade sell beautiful cashmere sweaters for Ł300...
  • Honey, Where's The Toilet Paper? (no inflation here,sarc)

    02/05/2010 8:24:19 AM PST · by Orange1998 · 38 replies · 626+ views
    HOUSTON -- No matter who you are or where you shop, we bet one particular item is on your shopping list at least once a month. Toilet paper is a necessity, and one woman is asking Amy why her brand is shrinking while the price is not.
  • It Has Begun… Green Activists Want a Ban On Soft Toilet Paper

    12/19/2009 5:21:29 AM PST · by radioone · 37 replies · 1,079+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-18-09 | Jim Hoft
    Green activists want a ban on the really soft toilet tissue.
  • Soft toilet paper becomes target of environmentalists

    12/17/2009 12:27:42 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 141 replies · 3,380+ views ^ | 12-17-09 | Donald Bradley
    "They'll take my Ultra Soft Charmin only when they pry it from my cold, dead, aloe-smelling hands." Highly doubtful it will come to that. Please, sit. We're talking about toilet paper. Charlton Heston's famous vow was of guns. The issue over tissue in the bathroom — the really super-soft stuff — is more like the fight about the big SUVs loved by many Americans. Anti-green, environmentalists say. Politically incorrect. Why should Americans use luxurious toilet paper made from old-growth trees when much of the world gets by with a far more basic and often recycled product? Why should we flush...
  • Insult or Compliment? (Obama Toilet Paper in Japan)

    11/14/2009 6:24:29 AM PST · by nhwingut · 36 replies · 1,711+ views
    Twitter Pic ^ | 11/14/09 | Unknown
    Insult or compliment? There is Obama toilet paper in Japan...
  • Irish children told to bring loo roll to school to save costs (toilet paper not provided)

    10/11/2009 3:32:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 803+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 10/07/09
    Irish children told to bring loo roll to school to save costs Children at an Irish primary school have been asked to bring their own lavatory roll in order to help save money. Published: 7:00AM BST 07 Oct 2009 Pupils at a St John's girls' national school were asked to bring their own supplies of toilet roll Photo: GETTY Pupils at a St John's girls' national school, in Carrigaline, in the southern county of Cork, were asked to bring their own supplies in one of the starkest examples yet of the death of Ireland's "Celtic Tiger" economy. Catherine O'Neill, the...
  • CBS’s Smith Touts Green Couple Who Lived Year Without Toilet Pape

    10/05/2009 7:39:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies · 2,732+ views ^ | Oct. 5, 2009 | Kyle Drennen
    On Monday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith promoted a new book and documentary about a New York City couple that spent a year without modern amenities, such as toilet paper and electricity, to limit their impact on the environment: “This is an amazing saga....when the lights were switched back on, Colin and Michelle clearly saw a year that meant so much more than living without toilet paper.” Smith asked Colin and Michelle Beavan what their “inspiration” was, to which Colin replied: “Concern for the planet. I mean, we were reading so much about global warming happening and we were...
  • NUT-JOB ALERT ! Environmentalist After Soft Toilet Paper.

    09/24/2009 8:13:19 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 18 replies · 747+ views
    Washington Post/The Lid ^ | 9/24/09 | The Lid
    OMG ! This environmental movement is getting to be a royal pain in the arse... literally. For those of you who like to use soft plush toilet paper you better hide because the environmentalists are coming after you. According to a report in the WAPO soft toilet paper is a menace "a dark-comedy example of American excess." The reason, they say, is that plush U.S. toilet paper is usually made by chopping down and grinding up trees that were decades or even a century old. They want Americans, like Europeans, to wipe with tissue made from recycled paper goods. European...
  • The Unkindest Flush

    09/23/2009 8:37:11 PM PDT · by Saije · 21 replies · 1,138+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/24/2009 | David Fahrenthold
    There is a battle for America's behinds. It is a fight over toilet paper: the kind that is blanket-fluffy and getting fluffier so fast that manufacturers are running out of synonyms for "soft" (Quilted Northern Ultra Plush is the first big brand to go three-ply and three-adjective). It's a menace, environmental groups say -- and a dark-comedy example of American excess. The reason, they say, is that plush U.S. toilet paper is usually made by chopping down and grinding up trees that were decades or even a century old. They want Americans, like Europeans, to wipe with tissue made from...
  • ABC Again Touts Toilet Paper-shunning Environmentalist; Downplays Liberalism

    09/04/2009 9:58:56 AM PDT · by Sparko · 30 replies · 940+ views
    MEDIA Research CENTER ^ | September 03, 2009 | Scott Whitlock
    By: Scott Whitlock September 03, 2009 12:00 ET On Thursday’s Good Morning America, for the third time in two years, Sam Champion interviewed an extreme environmentalist who shunned toilet paper for a year as part of a project to be carbon neutral. Colin Beavan, also known as "No Impact Man," appeared on the show to promote a new documentary and book on his experience. This time, however, Champion downplayed the bizarre elements of Beavan’s life. The host made no mention of the fact that, in addition to not using amenities such as elevators, cars and electricity, Beavan also stopped partaking...
  • Cuban retirees resell news as toilet paper

    08/28/2009 12:13:16 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 16 replies · 554+ views
    UPI ^ | 27/8 | Staff
    <p>HAVANA, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Cuban retiree says the country’s toilet paper shortage has created a lucrative business for seniors -- buying and reselling newspapers as an alternative.</p> <p>The Havana retiree said he and other seniors line up before dawn to buy surplus newspapers from distribution points for factories and offices that have closed for economic reasons and shortages of electricity and raw materials, The Miami Herald reported Thursday.</p>
  • Fidel Castro says racist right-wingers fight Obama

    08/24/2009 11:37:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 53 replies · 3,127+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 25, 2009
    HAVANA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is trying to make positive changes in the United States, but is being fought at every turn by right-wingers who hate him because he is black, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said on Tuesday. In an unusually conciliatory column in the state-run media, Castro said Obama had inherited many problems from his predecessor, George W. Bush, and was trying to resolve them. But the "powerful extreme right won't be happy with anything that diminishes their prerogatives in the slightest way." Obama does not want to change the U.S. political and economic system, but "in...
  • Victim Chases Knife Wielding Suspect Wearing Toilet Paper

    08/22/2009 4:11:09 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies · 1,240+ views
    statejournal. ^ | August 21, 2009 | Dave Elias
    WEIRTON -- Weirton Police say video tape shows a knife wielding suspect approaching a man in the parking lot of the Front Street Cafe' on Three Springs Drive. The suspect demands money after he searches through the victim's car. The victim insists he doesn't have any money and the suspect chases the man as he is wearing toilet paper wrapped around his head to try and disguise his identity. The victim says he's had enough and begins chasing the suspects who runs behind a parking lot and over a hillside where feral cats reside . The man broke his leg...
  • Cuba, Cyberwar and Toilet Paper

    08/21/2009 4:57:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 939+ views ^ | 20 August 2009 | Posted in ubiwar by Tim Stevens
    SNIPPET: "In March, La Nueva Cuba, an online newspaper, reported that “Russian personnel has been in Cuba for several months working on modernizing SIGINT operations in the old Lourdes surveillance and monitoring facility.” The Web site said the supposed renovation was: …part of a project of rearming and modernization of Russian armed forces and the goal of completion by 2011. The new operations could include military sections dedicated to hacking or computer systems espionage with a capacity to neutralize U.S. military networks… Then last week, an opinion piece appeared in Miami Herald. The headline: Cuba capable of waging a cyberwar....
  • NO CRAP! Cuba is Running Out Of Toilet Paper

    08/07/2009 1:53:03 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 14 replies · 608+ views
    Yahoo News/The Lid ^ | 8/7/09 | The Lid
    Many people on the side of single-payer heath care praise the health care system of Cuba. For example just last month: Actor Terrence Howard cited Communist Cuba’s health care system as a good example of providing care for all people in contrast with health care in the United States, which he said was inadequate and resulted in people dying unnecessarily because of the costs for certain treatment and lack of access to doctors. “Well, what’s interesting is we’re level with third world countries in poverty but some of these third world countries still have individuals – they have a health...
  • Why toilet paper belongs to America

    07/07/2009 3:45:34 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 70 replies · 2,105+ views
    cnn ^ | July 7, 2009
    Since the dawn of time, people have found nifty ways to clean up after the bathroom act. The most common solution was simply to grab what was at hand: coconuts, shells, snow, moss, hay, leaves, grass, corncobs, sheep's wool -- and, later, thanks to the printing press -- newspapers, magazines, and pages of books. The ancient Greeks used clay and stone; the Romans, sponges and salt water. But the idea of a commercial product designed solely to wipe one's bum? That started about 150 years ago, right here in the U.S.A. In less than a century, Uncle Sam's marketing genius...
  • Challenge to Environmentalists: Stop using toilet paper...

    06/28/2009 3:11:17 PM PDT · by topher · 12 replies · 744+ views
    Vanity | June 28, 2009 | Vanity
    If Global Warming is such an important issue, then environmentalists can "walk the walk" of the "talk they talk" by stop using TOILET PAPER. Think about it. One has to cut down trees to create toilet paper. These trees will gulp up CO2 and produce Oxygen. Sewage treatment plants will have less "solid waste" to deal with -- the toilet paper. There will be less plastic (or paper) to wrap the toilet paper for selling at supermarkets/stores. They could use the money saved from needing to use toilet paper to plant "memorial trees" to the trees that have cut down...
  • Which is worse? Hummers or toilet paper?

    03/28/2009 1:58:04 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 19 replies · 637+ views
    Yahoo Green ^ | 3/28/09 | Peg Fong
    Americans may have come to the point where average consumers frown upon Hummers, but for some reason, we draw the line at toilet paper. We believe so strongly in three-ply and cottony softness that many of us equate recycled toilet paper with cardboard. Toilet paper pushers from Kimberly Clark to Georgia Pacific tout the higher quality of their soft papers and sales for the high-end brands like Charmin Ultra and Quilted Northern Ultra have increased by 40% in some markets, according to a recent NY Times article.
  • Toilet Paper Bad for the Environment? Well I'm Not Using My Hand!

    03/09/2009 12:00:30 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 48 replies · 858+ views ^ | 03 09 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    Have you tolerated environmentalist wackos up to this point? Have you said that libtards and hippies aren't that bad? Well I present to you the most recent liberal argument, "Toilet paper is bad for the environment." (Video on site) From the New York Times: But fluffiness comes at a price: millions of trees harvested in North America and in Latin American countries, including some percentage of trees from rare old-growth forests in Canada. Although toilet tissue can be made at similar cost from recycled material, it is the fiber taken from standing trees that help give it that plush feel,...
  • Video: Environmentalists Target Toilet Paper

    03/03/2009 8:30:15 AM PST · by careyb · 25 replies · 829+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/3/09 | Fox News
    Megyn Kelly is way too easy on this guy.