100K tons of human feces in India in the open per day

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  1. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    ...and I thought our dogpark was dirty...

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=aErNiP_V4RLc&refer=news

    "100,000 tons of human excrement that Indians leave each day in fields of potatoes, carrots and spinach, on banks that line rivers used for drinking and bathing and along roads jammed with scooters, trucks and pedestrians.

    75 percent of the country’s surface water is contaminated by human and agricultural waste and industrial effluent. Everyone in Indian cities is at risk of consuming human feces, if they’re not already, the Ministry of Urban Development concluded in September."

    George Constanza was right when he didn't want to use a public bathroom in India. "I just walk it off..."

    "The toll on human health is grim. Every day, 1,000 children younger than 5 years old die in India from diarrhea, hepatitis- causing pathogens and other sanitation-related diseases, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund.
    ... more than half of India’s 203 million households lack what Western societies consider a necessity: a toilet."
     
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  3. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Isn't there a way to use it as fertilizer? I guess that's probably a problem because of all the digestive diseases and worms with Indian Rurals.
     
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  5. Killjoy Propelling The Farce!! Valued Senior Member

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    No time to worry about that...

    Between building their own aircraft carrier, and helping Crazy Ivan patch up the Admiral Gorshkov, it's work, work, work !

    What's a couple floating turds in your cup compared to having this baby in your fleet ?

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  7. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    So they don't have outhouses or honeywagons?

    I remember seeing a pic in Natl Geographic where an Indian outhouse had been built on a pier. It was just a seat with a hole to the river.

    I can't even imagine the lack of dignity in walking to a field every day and pooping in public.
     
  8. John99 Banned Banned

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    That is what they do. On the train the toilet has a hole in it that goes right onto the tracks.
     
  9. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Diamondhearts claimed in another thread that this is the fault of the US oppressing and murdering Muslims.

    Sam will probably prop up pictures of Gitmo.
     
  10. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Nope, this is an Indian thing. Its not like they had toilets and oppressors took the toilets away from them.
     
  11. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    I guess you haven't seen Slumdog millionaire yet. There is a scene just like that in it.

    That is the same in Eastern Europe and probably in other countries too. As long as the shit is not close to foodsource or rivers, it is probably not a problem..
     
  12. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    Depends on the amount of shit and piss, don't it?

    One person can't pollute a large river, but look at what the vast India population has done to it's rivers and land?

    One way to look at it, however is; Just think ...if those 1,000 children did NOT die every day, then how many Indians would there be now? See? Perhaps it's a damned good thing they are dying!

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  13. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    I saw it and had to look away when that kid came running out. It made me want to

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    uke:

    What do you mean it probably isn't a problem? It would be like letting all the dogs in your neighborhood just shit all over
    and nobody picked it up. If I don't pick it up for a couple of weeks in my own backyard after one dog it is disgusting.
    Can you imagine ALL the DOGS and it never got picked up. It is the same for all those ppl shitting all over the place.
     
  14. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    pooping is not considered undignified in India

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    The open air lavatories are a product of poverty mass immigration to cities (when you're sleeping on the streets, pooping there is the only option).

    The government is bogged down by inefficiency and budeaucracy. Maybe one of these days we'll actually start caring about how people live.
     
  15. John99 Banned Banned

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    So you just shit anywhere?
     
  16. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Ya Sam has a computer setup in Mumbai slums.

    Don't make yourself such an easy target John.
     
  17. John99 Banned Banned

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    well i didnt cause the problem.
     
  18. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    A novel idea, Sam. Where do you start?
     
  19. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    I couldn't poop in public. Just couldn't do it, I'd rather suffer the impaction in my colon.
     
  20. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    You could start caring right now, SAM, ....except you're too wrapped up in the Palestinians to worry about your own people. Damn, that's pitiful!!

    Baron Max
     
  21. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    What?! Didn't you know that all of the world's problems is the fault of western nations ...especially the Americans?

    Where have you been that you haven't seen SAM's posts? ...living in a cave?

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    Interesting, however, ...the American Indians used to move their villages every so often due to the problems of sanitation. Does that mean that the American Indians were smarter than the Indians are now?

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  22. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    so what do they do in the country?
     
  23. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    They shit in the family vegatable gardens, of course! That's exactly what the Vietnamese did (and probably most others of similar societies) ...spread the human shit out into the rice paddies!

    Baron Max
     

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