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  • Delingpole: Trump – Making the World Great Again, One Sh%$hole at a Time

    01/15/2018 8:47:57 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/14/2018 | James Delingpole
    Isn’t it just the best thing that we’ve finally got a President of the USA who calls a shithole a shithole? In fact of all Donald Trump’s many qualities, I think this may be his greatest and his most underrated strength. But you’re not supposed to say this. At least not in respectable company. Even now – after all his incredible achievements – you’re still only allowed to praise Donald Trump if first you’ve preceded it with lots of disclaimers about how much you deplore his sexism, his brashness, his incoherence and general uncouthness…
  • USA Today bashes Trump as 'not fit to clean the toilets' in Obama's presidential library

    12/13/2017 11:59:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | December 13, 2017 | Chris Cillizza
    USA Today isn't known for its blistering opinion pieces. Which makes the one the paper's editorial board just published on President Donald Trump all the more savage.
  • Mother ... reveals that her husband accompanies their daughter, four, into the LADIES' loos

    11/19/2017 8:57:24 AM PST · by mairdie · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 November 2017 | Emily Chan
    A mother has sparked a fierce debate after revealing her husband takes their daughter into the ladies' toilets when in public places. Posting on Mumsnet, she explained how she had told him 'women don't like that', arguing that he should take their four-year-old into the men's toilets. Some members of the parenting forum agreed, saying 'adult men should never be in women's toilets', while others had more sympathy and said they could understand why he wouldn't want to take her to the men's loos. Several people suggested he should take her to the disabled toilet instead, sparking anger about whether...
  • America Has Built the Most Comfortable Civilization in the World

    10/21/2017 6:27:48 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/20/17 | Sara Hoyt
    I was talking to two friends in their twenties recently, about our travel experiences in foreign parts, and we circled around like an airplane looking for a landing place before we all agreed that foreign parts are all very well, but they’re not… comfortable. Now, sometimes it’s worth it to endure some discomfort in the name of travel — of seeing new places and broadening your horizons.  I put up with an awful lot of it when I was a kid, traveling by train across Europe.  It was worth it because I had stuff to see and places to go....
  • Top UK University tells Immigrants: No Pooing in Bins, Showers

    06/20/2017 6:55:46 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 53 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 6/20/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Strathclyde University sent an email to 650 “multi-cultural” students and staff after janitors complained about “people pooing in bins, showers and the likes” and apparently not knowing there were toilets designed for such personal business. The memo was emailed last week by the operations management team of the University's state-of-the-art Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) to its 400 students and staff of 250.
  • India’s government is now shaming people into using toilets

    09/09/2016 7:24:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 8, 2016 | Rama Lakshmi
    India's government has been on a public toilet building spree. Now, it's trying to shame people into using them. An aggressive new campaign ridicules those who are no longer poor but continue to defecate in the open — a practice that remains common in rural India despite its growing wealth and trappings of modern life. Television commercials and billboards now carry a message that strike at the heart of the Indian contradiction of being the world’s fastest-growing major economy and also where relieving oneself in the open is the norm in most villages.
  • Filmed having sex with boys in school bathroom: The disturbing story...

    05/28/2016 7:01:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/16 | Katie Mettler
    The 15-year-old girl had only been a student at South Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers, Fla., for two weeks when she went looking for her new crush in the boys’ bathroom. She’d spent the prior two years in and out of treatment facilities, her mother told NBC2, learning to cope with the horrors of the sex slave industry into which she had been trafficked at age 13. So when she tracked down her crush after school last week and he asked her for sex, her mother said through a victims’ advocate, the young teen agreed. But then word...
  • Backlash over PayPal decision to cancel NC expansion [NC Leaders Fighting Back!]

    04/06/2016 6:38:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 89 replies
    When PayPal announced plans to expand in Charlotte, it made headlines by promising 400 jobs and millions of dollars in payroll. Now PayPal is making bigger headlines nationwide as it backs out of the deal with Charlotte, citing the recently passed House Bill 2. PayPal said the law violates their values and principles concerning equality... Congressman Robert Pittenger...released a statement saying, “PayPal does business in 25 countries where homosexual behavior is illegal… yet they object to the North Carolina legislature overturning a misguided ordinance about letting men in to the women’s bathroom? Perhaps PayPal would like to try and clarify...
  • Pepsi chief executive joins criticism of North Carolina law on LGBT rights

    04/03/2016 3:22:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 98 replies
    The chief executive of Pepsi, a company with roots in North Carolina, has written to Governor Pat McCrory to ask him to repeal a new law preventing specific anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people over public accommodations and restroom use. In a letter hand delivered to McCrory on Friday, PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi called the law inconsistent with how her company treats its employees. Nooyi also said the law was undermining efforts to advance North Carolina’s interests, and she said she hoped McCrory would consider repealing the law when the state legislature reconvenes later this month.
  • No Squatting Or Using Toilet Floor, Top University Tells ‘International’ Students

    03/21/2016 4:00:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 3/21/16 | Liam Deacon
    A leading British university has put signs in their toilets, “designed for international students”, pleading with them not to stand or squat on the loos or leave their business on the floor.The signs appear on the University of Sheffield’s campus; a ‘redbrick’ Russell group institution, which is rated as one of the top ten universities in the country and top 100 in the world.However, some of the brainy students appear to be lacking in respect for, or cultural awareness of, western sanitary norms.One on the new signs read: “Do not put toilet paper on the floor,” followed by: “Put toilet...
  • ‘Multicultural Toilets’ For ‘Global Defecation’ Seek To Stop Migrants Pooping On The Floor

    02/04/2016 8:38:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 4, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    German bathroom manufacturers are developing “multicultural toilets” to help ensure Middle Eastern migrants need not adapt to European sanitation norms. Multiple reports have emerged of recent arrivals finding themselves utterly “mystified” by Western loos. Some have resorted to doing their business on the floor or outdoors, others have used showers, and many migrants will have never seen toilet paper before. The issue caused some serious confusion last year, with one small German village being accused of racism after issuing leaflets politely asking migrants to use to the correct facilities.
  • Composting Toilets

    11/04/2015 3:20:20 PM PST · by rey · 66 replies
    Does anyone know anything about composting toilets? I work for someone who wants to install one of these. How many people can they handle? How do they work? What is clean up like if there is no running water through them? Are they microbial? If so, how difficult is it to keep the microbes functioning? Is there anything else I should know? Is there a plumbing ping? Do Freepers know their s***? Thanks
  • NYC pol wants businesses to have unisex bathrooms

    06/26/2015 4:10:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 2015
    NEW YORK — New York City businesses could soon need to convert some of their bathrooms to gender-neutral facilities. The legislation comes after a report by Stringer’s office found that transgender people experience harassment in public bathrooms. Advocates say it is a common-sense step to tackling gender bias and harassment. New York’s proposal follows similar measures in Philadelphia, West Hollywood and the District of Columbia.
  • Game of thrones: When it comes to using less water, these toilets are king

    05/07/2015 12:22:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 7, 2015 | Susan Carpenter
    Whether it’s the “throne” or “loo” or “little girls room,” the sheer number of euphemisms speaks volumes about its taboo nature. Still, taboo or not, the toilet is a player in the drought, accounting for 27 percent of indoor water use, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The efficiency of a toilet helps dictate how much water a family uses – or doesn’t – in any given day. In Orange County, a typical home flushes about 19 gallons a day. That’s why engineers are working on all manner of toilets of the future.
  • Federal Workplace Safety Agency (OSHA) Takes On Transgender Restroom Access

    05/05/2015 2:25:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 5, 2015 | Jeryl Bier
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) isn't just about hard hats and safer machinery anymore. The federal government agency charged with regulating workplace conditions has formed an "alliance" with a "national social justice advocacy organization for transgender people" primarily to promote gender-appropriate restroom access. The agreement, signed on April 27, is part of a larger OSHA program to partner with groups "committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses."
  • 5 Kind-Of-Strange Things About Going To The Bathroom In Japan

    04/01/2015 1:01:32 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 63 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | April 1, 2015 | Ellen Freeman
    It may not have been the Japanese who came up with the saying “cleanliness is next to godliness,” but the Land of the Rising Sun certainly has its share of neat-freakiness. After all, the word for “pretty” in Japanese, kirei, also means clean. This cultural obsession with keeping things tidy has resulted in the development of some uniquely Japanese habits regarding one of the more delicate aspects of daily life: the bathroom. For anyone planning a trip to Tokyo who doesn’t want to be caught with their pants down when nature calls (or anyone just looking for a little bathroom...
  • India’s Sanitation Problem

    10/17/2014 6:19:32 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/14 | Jack Dini
    Diarrheal diseases kill 700,000 children in India every year Nationwide, at least two-thirds of India’s 1.2 billion people still defecate in the open, and many do not understand the dire public health consequences. Diarrheal diseases kill 700,000 children in India every year while also contributing to widespread malnutrition and childhood growth stunting, as well as diseases like typhoid and cholera. (1) In an attempt to improve upon this situation, Indian leaders are taking on the taboo of public hygiene, one of the country’s great problems. Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, says building toilets is a priority over temples. His finance...
  • (European) Commission to regulate flushing of toilets and urinals

    10/29/2013 3:38:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 29 October 2013 | Georgi Gotev
    The European Commission will adopt criteria next week on delivering an Ecolabel to toilets and urinals, EurActiv has learned. The decision comes after years of efforts by experts working for the European Commission’s environment directorate, as well as “stakeholders” studying “user behavior” and “best practices”. … Work on developing an EU standard for toilets has started in January 2011, according documents of the European Commission’s Joint Research Center, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies. A first Ad-Hoc Working Group meeting was held in Brussels on October 2011, with the second such meeting held in the attractive city of Seville, Spain, in...
  • Zimbabwe City Residents Synchronize Toilet Flush

    09/23/2012 6:47:57 AM PDT · by SeminoleCounty · 31 replies
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | September 23, 2012 | Gillian Gotora
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — City authorities in Zimbabwe's second largest city said Saturday they were appealing to home owners to flush their toilets at a specified time as a way to unblock sewers after days of severe water rationing. Bulawayo City Council has asked its more than 1 million residents to flush their toilets simultaneously at 7:30 p.m. when water supplies are restored. City officials say "synchronized flushing" is needed to clear waste that would have accumulated in sanitary facilities which will have been affected by days of water outages.
  • Bill Gates Names Reinvent the Toilet Challenge Winners

    08/18/2012 2:34:37 PM PDT · by null and void · 37 replies
    Bill Gates has announced the winners of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge — an effort to develop “next-generation” toilets that will deliver safe and sustainable sanitation to the 2.5 billion people worldwide who don’t have it. The awards recognize researchers from leading universities who are developing innovative ways to manage human waste, which will help improve the health and lives of people around the world. California Institute of Technology in the United States received the $100,000 first prize for designing a solar-powered toilet that generates hydrogen and electricity. Loughborough University in the United Kingdom won the $60,000 second place prize...