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  • Ok to donate to water.org?

    12/08/2016 6:30:42 PM PST · by BamaGirl · 34 replies
    myself | December 8, 2016 | me
    Hi! A friend asked me to donate to a charity called water.org. Do you think it is a legitimate charity? I'd love to get your advice. Thanks in advance!
  • The Dirty Secret About Ancient Bathrooms

    11/21/2016 6:19:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 20, 2016 | Candida Moss
    When people think of Rome they think of the Coliseum, but this year the Coliseum has an ancient athletic rival: the Circus Maximus. After years of excavations and improvements, Rome’s charioteer stadium—the ancient equivalent of a NASCAR track—is finally open to the public. But however you feel about the races there’s plenty of interesting stuff to be seen here; the ancient world’s largest shopping mall, among them. But for my money one of the most interesting features is the well-preserved and very public ancient latrines, which operated with water siphoned from the nearby aqueduct. Bear with me. They’re a testament...
  • NYC may ban flushable wet wipes

    10/13/2016 5:02:30 PM PDT · by libstripper · 42 replies
    FOX5NY.COM ^ | Oct 13, 2016 | FOX5NY.COM Staff
    NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - The New York City Council's environmental protection committee will consider a bill next week that would fine any store that sells wet wipes often used for infants and adult personal hygiene unless they meet stiff new regulations.
  • The Best Argument For Shower Peeing (the EPA has another great idea alert)

    07/20/2016 3:01:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 111 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | July 9, 2016
    This is the best argument we've seen for peeing in the shower. Note: Catchy 45-second video says it all.
  • Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Us Your Toilets (Without Parasites)

    01/08/2016 6:51:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | January 7, 2015 | Rae Ellen Bichell
    When the Romans expanded their empire across three continents, they probably seemed like the neat-freakiest people to attempt global domination. The Romans brought aqueducts, heated public baths, flushing toilets, sewers and piped water. They even had multiseat public bathrooms decked out with contour toilet seats, a sea sponge version of toilet paper and hand-washing stations.
  • San Francisco combats the stench of urine with pee-repellant paint

    07/26/2015 6:13:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 25, 2015
    Don't get into a pissing match with walls in San Francisco. The city's Public Works agency is testing a pee-repellant paint on walls in areas that have been saturated with urine. Anyone urinating on the specially treated walls will get the spray splashed back onto them. [Snip] "The urine will bounce back on the guys pants and shoes. The idea is they will think twice next time about urinating in public," said Rachel Gordon, a Public Works Department spokeswoman. She said the super-hard coating made the "bounce back" effect much stronger than when peeing on a regular wall.
  • Report: ‘Post Apocalyptic’ Streets of LA Piled with Tons of Garbage

    02/08/2015 3:24:16 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/4/2015
    KNBC Los Angeles investigative reporter Randy Mac’s described the streets of L.A. as a “post apocalyptic scene,” as he rode along with the cities one, 13-man trash crew for the nearly 500-square-mile city. Mac reported, “According to a report commissioned by the City Administrator’s office, only 35 percent of LA’s streets are cleaned regularly. The constant state of uncleanliness is threatening LA’s image, making some areas appear unsafe and ungoverned.” The trash crew supervisor Russell Zamora told Mac there was “on a daily basis, somewhere from 30 to 40 tons a day,” of illegally dumped garbage throughout the city.
  • 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...
  • The Trouble With Keeping Commercial Flights Clean

    09/18/2014 6:31:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Scott McCartney
    The Middle Seat The Trouble With Keeping Commercial Flights Clean With the Ebola Crisis in the Background, Standards for Disinfecting Planes Vary Based on Time, Class Just how clean are airplanes? Do they really get scrubbed down after each flight? WSJ's Scott McCartney joins Tanya Rivero on Lunch Break with the answers. By Scott McCartney Updated Sept. 17, 2014 The Ebola crisis and heightened concerns about the risk of spreading disease during air travel have focused concern on what airlines do to keep planes clean. It's a murky area without clear regulatory standards. The Federal Aviation Administration says it doesn't...
  • Reflections in the midst of extreme poverty and filth... trip in India [Warning: Graphic]

    01/05/2014 6:11:07 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 56 replies
    china smack.com ^ | Oct. 27, 20`0 | maxiewawa
    India is the dirtiest country I have ever been to. I have heard people say that Pakistan, which is to the west and Bangladesh, to the east, are worse, but that is probably beyond the limits of my imaginatio n. In two months in India, I went from south to north, visiting some tourist towns that I had read about. I also went by train and bus to countless towns and open fields that weren’t so famous, and everywhere there were people had something in common — dirty, messy and stank. Interestingly, I also saw countless foreigners having a great...
  • Tennessee Water Resources Employees Warned

    12/16/2013 12:02:05 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Dec 2013 | John Semmens
    Sandra Dudley, director of the Water Resources Division of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation sent an email warning her employees not to flush inappropriate items down the toilet. “People, it’s our job to improve water quality,” Dudley wrote. “It should be self evident that flushing shoes, pens, staplers, and similar items would tend to work against this objective. Please stop.” Administrative Assistant Sheeta Lotte said she considered the email warning “insulting. Everybody knows they shouldn’t be flushing this trash. But sometimes the job gets so boring you gotta do something to liven things up. Seeing what kinds of...
  • Ice in six out of ten restaurants has more bacteria than water from toilets

    06/05/2013 4:50:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | June 3, 2013 | Ben Ellery
    The ice served in six out of ten of Britain’s most popular high street restaurants contains more bacteria than the water found in their toilets, an investigation by The Mail on Sunday has found. Scientific tests have shown that ice from branches of McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Starbucks, Cafe Rouge and Nando’s all had higher levels of bacteria than samples of water taken from their lavatory bowls. Experts say it could be due to them being cleaned more often than the ice machines. None of the samples found presented an immediate health danger, but four contained such high levels of...
  • Survival Sanitation: How to Deal with Human Waste

    11/14/2012 2:14:03 PM PST · by Renfield · 54 replies
    This is the second post in a three-part series on survival sanitation.In a SHTF situation, proper sanitation is of utmost importance if you want to keep your family from getting seriously sick. When you add to that a lack of medical facilities due to grid-down issues, staying healthy becomes even more crucial.In this series I discuss the skills you need to avoid getting and spreading disease, and how to deal with waste and trash when your town and city services are no longer working. Survival Sanitation: It all Begins with the HandsSurvival Sanitation: Disposing of Human WasteSurvival Sanitation: Disposing of Garbage Off-Grid When the grid goes...
  • Occupy Admits Its Real Goal: Communism

    08/21/2012 3:09:00 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 50 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 20 August 2012 | Editorial
    The Left: An Occupy organizer admitted over the weekend that the goal of his protest group was to "overthrow the capitalist system and build communism." So the cat's out of the bag again on this bunch. Where is the outrage? The true agenda of the Occupy movement has been revealed — it's a totalitarian one. Billing itself as a spontaneous people's revolution and embraced by the media and Democrat political establishment, Occupy is really a destructive band of thugs whose goal is the violent demise of democracy. Speaking at a "People's Assembly" in Washington, former Amalgamated Transit Union local 689...
  • After raids, Wall Street protesters shift tactics (LA sanitation hauls off 25 tons of debris)

    11/30/2011 1:58:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies · 1+ views
    My Fox Maine ^ | 11/30/11 | CHRIS HAWLEY
    After raids, Wall Street protesters shift tacticsUpdated: Nov 30, 2011 4:37 PM EST By CHRIS HAWLEY Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - The overnight police raids in Philadelphia and Los Angeles that dismantled two of the nation's biggest Occupy Wall Street encampments leave just a few major "occupations" still going on around the U.S. But activists are already changing tactics and warning of a winter of discontent, with rallies and marches every week. The camps may bloom again in the spring, organizers said, and next summer could bring huge demonstrations at the Republican and Democratic conventions, when the whole world...
  • Occupy Wall St. protesters secure three Porta-Potties in wake of sanitation and hygiene issues

    11/06/2011 12:28:35 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 43 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 5, 2011 | Rich Shapiro & Henrick Karoliszyn
    The Occupy Wall Street movement was flush with relief Saturday after protesters got their own potties. For the past seven weeks, demonstrators have marched to nearby fast food joints to do their business, sometimes riling customers and workers. But thanks to the help of local officials, the protesters have finally secured three Porta-Potties of their own. “It’s good because it provides a place to go so people don’t pee in the street,” said Rossi Meacham, 27, of Portland, Maine. “We can keep the park sanitary without having to rely on anybody else to use their facilities.” The portable toilets are...
  • Big Snowstorm Headed for the Northeast This Weekend

    10/28/2011 6:21:39 AM PDT · by libstripper · 32 replies · 1+ views
    AccuWeather.com ^ | October 28, 1011 | Alex Sosnowski
    Another storm coming Saturday to the Northeast bringing drenching rain also threatens a heavily populated part of the region with downed trees, power outages, and travel delays from heavy, wet snow. Fresh cold air will invade the Northeast through Friday, paving the way for major problems in the Northeast as the second and stronger storm in three days comes calling this weekend. If the storm develops to its full potential, thousands of trees could come down, and over a million people could be without power. The Saturday storm will bring a change to wet snow in many more places, compared...
  • Health expert condemns park rats (Zuccotti Park)

    10/22/2011 5:44:20 AM PDT · by libstripper · 45 replies
    New YOrk Post ^ | Oct. 22, 2011 | ANTONIO ANTENUCCI and CARL CAMPANILE
    Close this pigpen! Filth-ridden Zuccotti Park is a breeding ground for bacterial infection loaded with potential health-code violations that pose a major risk to the public, an expert who inspected the area warned. “It’s like Walmart for rats,’’ Wayne Yon, an expert on city health regulations, said yesterday. “There’s a lack of sanitation, a lack of controls for hot and cold water,” Yon said. He saw at least 15 violations of the city’s health code -- the type that would easily shut down a food establishment.
  • Zuccotti neighbors: Stop dumping on us

    10/21/2011 7:03:04 AM PDT · by libstripper · 35 replies
    Neew York Post ^ | Oct. 21, 2011 | JOSH SAUL
    Livid lower Manhattan residents went off on Zuccotti Park protesters at a heated Community Board 1 meeting last night and blasted politicians for not controlling the chaos. “They’re defecating on our doorsteps,” fumed board member Catherine Hughes, a stay-at-home mom who lives one block from the protest. “The cowbells start at 4 a.m. and the drumming goes past 10 a.m. A lot of people are very frustrated. A lot of people are concerned about the safety of our kids.”
  • NL's whale fountain shut off for sanitary reasons

    06/08/2011 11:25:05 AM PDT · by Immerito · 11 replies
    TheDay.com ^ | June 6, 2011 | Kathleen Edgecomb
    New London — The city turned off the water at the new whale tail fountain over the weekend after someone reportedly defecated in the water. "People are using the tail as a latrine,'' Evelyn Louziotis said. "It's an $11 million bathroom."