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  • Navy's new gender-neutral carriers won't have urinals

    07/16/2012 12:00:33 PM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/16/2012
    "The U.S. Navy's new class of carriers will be the first to go without urinals, a decision made in part to give the service flexibility in accommodating female sailors, the Navy says. The change heralded by the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers – starting with the namesake carrier due in late 2015. Omitting urinals lets the Navy easily switch the designation of any restroom – or head, in naval parlance – from male to female, or vice versa, helping the ship adapt to changing crew compositions over time. Heads will be attached to berthing compartments. Currently, many sailors have...
  • U.S. Navy scraps urinals to make war ships gender-neutral

    07/14/2012 7:38:31 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 July 2012 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    The U.S. Navy is scrapping urinals from new war ships because increasing numbers of female sailors are enlisting. The change will be heralded by the Gerald R. Ford class of aircraft carriers, the first of which is due in late 2015. Getting rid of urinals lets the Navy easily switch restrooms - or heads as they're called on the high seas - from male to female or vice versa, helping ships to adapt to the changing gender make up of crews.
  • Dutch trains to get 'bag toilets'

    10/07/2011 3:20:56 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | October 7th 2011 | Staff
    Dutch National Railways is introducing emergency plastic bags for passengers to urinate in as part of its first-aid provision on some commuter trains. Spokesman Jeroen von Geusau told the BBC "wee bags" would be installed on commuter trains without toilets. He said the bags were for use in emergencies such as power failures. "When you have to wait three or four hours on a train, then it is quite logical you have some people aboard who need to go to a restroom," he said. "It is like when a plane is circling above London for two hours." About 16% of...
  • Calif. agency gives waterless urinals the flush

    02/23/2010 10:23:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,307+ views
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 2/23/10 | KXTV-TV
    Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- A state agency in charge of environmental regulation has flushed its six-year experiment with waterless urinals. According to California Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Lindsay VanLaningham, the agency has removed all 56 waterless urinals at its 25-story headquarters in downtown Sacramento. ... But VanLaningham says CalEPA has received hundreds of complaints over the years about foul odors and wet floors. Maintenance costs also grew high.
  • New toilet design to tackle bullying

    05/02/2007 6:11:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies · 2,095+ views
    This is Local London ^ | May 2, 2007 | Mark Chandler and Michael Reilly
    UNISEX wash basin areas could be built in schools to help tackle bullying. The move is part of recommendations covering schools in England being rebuilt or refurbished as part of the Government's £45bn Building Schools for the Future (BSF) scheme. BSF aims to rebuild or renew every one of England's 3,500 state secondary schools during the 15-year lifetime of the initiative. The new guidelines were issued by the Government agency responsible for delivering the programme, Partnerships for Schools. Toilets in Schools was published earlier this month and details new toilet block designs to be incorporated into all BSF schools. It...
  • Airport adds foot basins for Muslim cabbies Police worry Kansas City 'catering' to Islamic rituals

    04/29/2007 4:17:20 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 107 replies · 3,978+ views
    WND ^ | April 28, 2007 | Staff
    The Kansas City International Airport has added several foot-washing basins in restrooms to accommodate a growing number of Muslim taxicab drivers who requested the facilities to prepare for daily Islamic prayer, WND has learned. The move concerns airport police who worry about Middle Eastern men loitering inside the building. After 9/11, the airport beefed up its police force to help prevent terrorist attacks. "Why are we constructing places of worship for them inside our airports?" said an airport official who requested anonymity. "Why are we catering to their rituals? We don't do it for any other religion." Other major airports...
  • Talking Urinal Cakes Offer Drinking And Driving Advice (Talking Urinal Cakes? BRILLIANT!)

    02/11/2007 4:48:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,025+ views
    KFDA NewsCheannel 10 ^ | 2/11/07 | AP
    SANTA FE New Mexico is taking its fight against drunken driving to men's restrooms around the state. The state has ordered 500 talking urinal cakes that will deliver a recorded anti-D-W-I message to bar and restaurant patrons who make one last pit stop before getting behind the wheel. The top of the devices feature the state D-W-I slogan -- "You drink, you drive, you lose." Some Albuquerque bars installed the devices this week. And the state Transportation Department plans to distribute them to Santa Fe bars and restaurants as well as establishments in Farmington, Gallup and Las Cruces. The state...
  • Talking Urinal Cakes Offer Drinking And Driving Advice

    02/12/2007 2:47:51 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 66 replies · 1,519+ views
    KOAT.com via The Drudge Report ^ | 2:41 pm MST February 10, 2007 | Staff
    SANTA FE -- New Mexico has taken its fight against drunken driving to men's restrooms around the state. The state has ordered 500 talking urinal cakes that will deliver a recorded anti-DWI message to bar and restaurant patrons who make one last pit stop before getting behind the wheel. The top of the devices feature the state DWI slogan -- "You drink, you drive, you lose." Some Albuquerque bars installed the devices this week. And the state Transportation Department plans to distribute them to Santa Fe bars and restaurants as well as establishments in Farmington, Gallup and Las Cruces....
  • N.M. orders 500 Talking Urinal Cakes

    02/15/2007 3:14:49 AM PST · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 25 replies · 694+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | February 14, 2007 | Staff
    New Mexico is taking its fight against drunken driving to men's restrooms around the state. The state has ordered 500 talking urinal cakes that will deliver a recorded anti-DWI message to bar and restaurant patrons who make one last pit stop before getting behind the wheel. "Hey there, big guy. Having a few drinks?" a female voice says a few seconds after an approaching male sets off a motion sensor in the device. "It's time to call a cab or ask a sober friend for a ride home."
  • Waterless urinals get dry run at City Hall (Chicago)

    05/13/2005 8:07:09 AM PDT · by Cagey · 56 replies · 1,189+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 5-13-2005 | GARY WISBY
    No touch, no flush. No water, even. Waterless urinals are being tested at City Hall. But although they are saving hundreds of thousands of gallons of precious water in 29 states -- and in high-profile venues like Disney World and the Rose Bowl -- the devices are illegal in Illinois. Waterless urinals use a replaceable, biodegradable cylindrical filter containing a floating layer of liquid sealant. Urine penetrates the sealant, which closes to seal off odors, and goes down the drain. "It's as benign as a sink when it's kept up," said Jim Allen of the Sloan Valve Co., based in...
  • Photo stickers of Bush were placed in urinals in some ministry offices in Brussels

    02/27/2005 5:25:35 PM PST · by Jeff Blogworthy · 30 replies · 1,052+ views
    Staten Island Advance ^ | 2/26/05 | TERENCE J. KIVLAN
    Belgians get scolding from Vito Photo stickers of Bush were placed in urinals in some ministry offices in Brussels Saturday, February 26, 2005 By TERENCE J. KIVLAN WASHINGTON -- Photo stickers of President Bush and the American flag placed in urinals in some Belgian ministry offices in Brussels right before the president's European tour have Rep. Vito Fossella mighty peeved. But the lawmaker's ire, expressed to the Belgian prime minister at the Belgian Embassy here, may have been misdirected. Although Fossella (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) accused the prime minister of responsibility for the stickers, Serge Wauthier, an embassy spokesman, noted that the...
  • P on Bush

    02/24/2005 11:04:44 AM PST · by fr4tad · 12 replies · 550+ views
    WMAL AM 630 ^ | 24 Feb 2005 | Michael Graham
    Local DC talk show host Michael Graham has taken his show to Ireland. Today he had a news item that did not show up in the Washington Post or New York Times. It seems that a high official in the Belgian govt was passing out "stickers" to be placed in the urinals of Brussels during the presidents visit. Visit the WMAL web site to see what it looks like.
  • Belgian Bush Bashing (Brit Hume's Grapevine)

    02/23/2005 5:22:55 PM PST · by pissant · 41 replies · 1,106+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/23/05 | Brit Hume
    Stickers on urinals all over Belgium where President Bush was today for a third day are inviting people to relieve themselves on likenesses of the President himself, and the American flag. The stickers distributed by the Belgian Socialist Party (search) can be found in the bathrooms of schools, youth clubs, and pubs, and even in the office restrooms of Belgium's Vice Prime Minister, Johan Vande Lanotte. After all, the man who designed the stickers is one of Vande Lanotte's spokesmen. The leader of the Socialist Party was asked about them on Belgian television but, as The Weekley Standard points out,...
  • Belgium Toilet Monster

    02/22/2005 11:39:11 AM PST · by Blackwood · 29 replies · 1,531+ views
  • New Low in Belgian Politics

    02/18/2005 12:12:02 PM PST · by Texian First · 22 replies · 1,035+ views
    At the official site of the Belgian Flemish Socialist Party, the creative young socialists have designed “urinoir-stickers” to be placed in urinals—featuring a caricature of President Bush. http://www.s-p-a.be/nationaal/mensen/wieiswie/detail.asp?sCode=ORG
  • German men told they can no longer stand and deliver (The "Sitzpinkler" rumors are TRUE!!)

    12/19/2004 12:19:04 PM PST · by gobucks · 17 replies · 1,348+ views
    news.telegraph ^ | August 18, 2004 | Kate Connolly
    German men are being shamed into urinating while sitting down by a gadget which is saving millions of women from cleaning up in the bathroom after them. The Water Closet (restroom) ghost, a £6 voice-alarm, reprimands men for standing at the lavatory pan. It is triggered when the seat is lifted. The battery-operated devices are attached to the seats and deliver stern warnings to those who attempt to stand and urinate (known as "Stehpinkeln"). "Hey, stand-peeing is not allowed here and will be punished with fines, so if you don't want any trouble, you'd best sit down," one of the...
  • KISSING IN THE MEN'S ROOM AT THE VIRGIN CLUBHOUSE

    03/17/2004 1:58:26 PM PST · by Servant of the 9 · 40 replies · 843+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 16, 2004 | Paula Conway
    Even though they allow for high-volume servicing and back-in-a-flash trips to the john, the point-and-shoot-a-stinky-deodorizer-cake oddity known as the men’s restroom urinal has been, for women, a constant enigma. But nothing will prepare you for the men’s room in the newly-designed Virgin Airways Clubhouse in New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, terminal 4: Urinals shaped like a woman’s mouth, dolled up with red lipstick, wide open and ready for business. “In anything that we do there has to be a smile, and that’s the smile in this Clubhouse,” said John Riordan, Vice President of Customer Services for Virgin Airways....