Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

today is toilet day...

kenny

 

Kenny is a 2006 Australian mockumentary film starring Shane Jacobson as Kenny Smyth, a Melbourne plumber who works for a portable toilet rental company.

Director Clayton Jacobson describes the character of Kenny as "'The Dalai-Lama' of Waste Management, eternally optimistic and always ready to put others before himself. Kenny represents the humbling nature of common decency." The film was shot entirely on location in the western suburbs of Melbourne and Nashville,Tennessee in the United States.

The film was released in the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom on 28 September 2007.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_(2006_film)

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BUT SERIOUSLY

Please visit: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/11/world-toilet-day-flushed-with-success-2013111910736178467.html

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Meanwhile the "famous" poo-trucks in Dubai have stopped a while back:

Brief Analysis
It is true that back in 2009 when the video footage was published, Dubai's  existing sewage system was not coping and many buildings were not yet connected to the municipal sewage system. It was thus necessary to collect waste from thousands of septic tanks and truck it to the city's only sewage treatment plant. When the treatment plant reached capacity, very long queues of sewage trucks resulted. However, since 2009, the city's sewage systems have been greatly expanded with many newly developed areas now linked to the sewer system. Extremely rapid urban growth has meant that city's sewage infrastructure has not always kept pace with development. But, the endless lines of poop trucks are now reportedly a thing of the past. 

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/dubai-sewage-trucks.shtml


Mind you the video is quite funny...

 

talking about flushing money down the toilet...

US bank JP Morgan has agreed to a record $13bn (£8bn) settlement with US regulators for misleading investors during the housing crisis.

It is the largest settlement ever between the US government and a corporation.

The bank acknowledged it made "serious misrepresentations to the public", but said it did not violate US laws.

"We are pleased to have concluded this extensive agreement," said JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon in a statement.

About $4bn of the settlement is to go to homeowners hurt by JP Morgan's practices.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25009683

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And not a soul has gone to prison... AND imagine how many toilet blocks could be built with this kind of cash...

 

dancing poop and royal dump...

 

Latest campaign raises awareness about a health crisis in a country of over 1.2 billion people

This video about an army of evil, dancing turds is no joke. It’s part of a targeted campaign by UNICEF that addresses one of India’s biggest public health problems – the widespread practice of public defecation.

The series of videos, online games and public announcement which began late in 2013 reveal some startling facts. About 620 million people in India defecate in the open, and only half the population uses toilets. The leading causes of malnutrition, which affects 48 percent of children in India, are from diarrhea and worms associated with microbial contamination of drinking water.

http://time.com/69122/video-unicefs-army-of-singing-dancing-poop/

I have something useful for the little prince and the little royals touring aussieland at present: go and show the Indians how a royal dump is done...

Hum... The Indians may have seen too much of the Poms and manage to dump them in 1947 or so...

Here is Australia, we still wear royal nappies...

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The Indian Independence Act 1947 was as an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that partitioned British India into the two new independent dominions of Indiaand Pakistan. The Act received the royal assent on 18 July 1947, and Pakistan came into being on August 14, and India on August 15, as two new countries.[1]

The legislation was formulated by the government of Prime Minister Clement Attlee and the Governor General of India Lord Mountbatten , after representatives of the Indian National Congress,[2] the Muslim League,[3] and the Sikh community[4] came to an agreement with the Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten of Burma, on what has come to be known as the 3 June Plan or Mountbatten Plan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Independence_Act_1947

 

Obviously the Indians haven't had time to install sewers everywhere yet... See story at top.

 

 

of removing brown bombs...

 

Low-caste Indians are still routinely forced into manually removing human excrement from toilets despite a highly-publicised law introduced last year to end the "discriminatory practice", a human rights group says.

Across the country, "manual scavengers" at the bottom of India's entrenched caste hierarchy still perform the unsanitary work on a daily basis, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report after interviewing more than 100 people involved in the labour.

Low-caste workers often find it difficult to obtain any other form of work, with some toilet cleaners facing threats and harassment from local officials and residents if they try to quit, HRW said.

Women working as scavengers clean out primitive non-flush toilets by hand and with basic tools, collecting the faecal matter in bamboo baskets and buckets and taking it away in handcarts to dump.

In rural areas they are often given leftover food, old clothes and access to land instead of wages - all at the discretion of households they serve, the report added.

"Successive Indian government attempts to end caste-based cleaning of excrement have been derailed by discrimination and local complicity," said Meenakshi Ganguly, HRW's South Asia director.

read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-25/faeces-scavenging-still-happening-in-india-rights-group/5695706

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Obviously, there is not enough money in the sub-continent with nuclear weapons to install sewage systems...

 

cheap lavatories on sunday...

An Indian charity has unveiled 108 new lavatories in a village which gained notoriety when two young girls were found hanged from a tree there in May.

The teenage cousins were killed in Katra Sahadatganj in Uttar Pradesh when they went unaccompanied to relieve themselves in the fields.

Campaigners say the lack of toilets and the need to walk long distances makes women vulnerable to attack.

Nearly half of India's 1.2 billion people have no toilets at home.

Unveiling the brightly-coloured, cheap lavatories on Sunday, the sanitation charity Sulabh International said it aimed to provide the same facility for every dwelling in India.

"I believe no woman must lose her life just because she has to go out to defecate," Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of the charity, said.

"Our aim is to provide a toilet to every household in the country in the not-too-distant future," Mr Pathak told the AFP news agency.

The circumstances of the murder of the two young cousins in Katra Sahadatganj remain unclear.

But they were killed when they - like countless other girls and women - walked to the fields in the dark, for privacy, to relieve themselves.

read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-29008713#