California ‘Street’ Bidet

As reported by The Atlantic, “Medieval Diseases Are Infecting California’s Homeless“.  Typhus, tuberculosis, and other illnesses are spreading quickly through camps and shelters. Ever creative, California Public Health Officials are experimenting with a unique new approach to solving the homeless person sanitation problem – The California ‘Street’ Bidet.

Jennifer Millar keeps trash bags and hand sanitizer near her tent, and she regularly pours water mixed with hydrogen peroxide on the sidewalk nearby. Keeping herself and the patch of concrete she calls home clean is a top priority.

But this homeless encampment off a Hollywood freeway ramp is often littered with needles and trash and soaked in urine. Rats occasionally scamper through, and Millar fears the consequences.

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Surfing Port-Au-Prince…

May not be the best idea you’ve ever had.  NPR writes, “Port-Au-Prince: A City Of Millions, With No Sewer System.

Port-au-Prince is about the size of Chicago. But it doesn’t have a sewer system. It’s one of the largest cities in the world without one.

That’s a big problem, but never more so than during a time of cholera.

Public health authorities say cholera will stay in the environment for a long time, because Haiti has the worst sanitation in this hemisphere.

So what does happen to all of the products of our human internal combustion system.  Again, from NPR, “Haiti’s ‘Bayakou’: Hauling Away Human Excrement By Hand.

Haiti’s capital city doesn’t have a sewer system. Instead, so-called nightsoil, or human excrement, is largely removed by hand by workers who toil at night under cover of darkness.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is one of the largest cities in the world without a central sewage system. Most of the more than 3 million residents use outhouses and rely on workers with some of the worst jobs in the world, hauling away human excrement by hand one bucket at a time. The men are called bayakou, and they work in the dark by candlelight.

**I did a little “Recycling” here because the Toxic Surfer Meme was most excellent.

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Professor: “San Francisco’s a Bigger ‘Shithole’ Than Kenya or India”

Give a Liberal a city and they turn it into a ‘Shithole’.

“The contamination is … much greater than communities in Brazil or Kenya or India,” said Dr. Lee Riley, a UC Berkeley professor, as reported by Breitbart.

One of the most expensive U.S. cities to live in is on track to become one of the dirtiest cities in the world, an investigation revealed.

Journalists with NBC Bay Area released a report which surveyed 153 blocks in downtown San Francisco and found some shocking results: more than 300 piles of feces and 100 drug needles lined the streets of downtown San Francisco, including in areas near upscale hotels and government buildings.

One infectious disease expert told NBC Bay Area that the streets of San Francisco are on par with or worse than those of developing countries.

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Democrats Shithole Fever – Day 7

We could have the makings of another “Nightline” style late night news program.  Instead of chronicling the fate of the US Embassy hostages in Iran, we’ll be able to have a nightly rehash of what “Shithole” country Trump has offended today.  Perhaps the name could be “Nightsquats” or “Nightsoil”?  Just wondering….

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The Wreck of the USS Willard “Mittens” Romney

Mr. Sanctimonious and failed Presidential candidate Willard “Mittens” Romney took to the Twitter waves today to proudly proclaim his moral superiority to plain speaking Donald Trump.

 

We say, “Mitt. Put a sock in it” Read the EVOLVING ROLE OF THE MASTER MARINER – LEGAL ASPECTS OF CAPTANCY and draw the parallel to the Captaincy of the USS USA. Do that, and Donald Trump might just make a Junior Mate out of you yet.

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Haiti, A ‘Shit-Hole’? Does Having No Sewers in Capital City Qualify?

We learn this from NPR, “Port-Au-Prince: A City Of Millions, With No Sewer System“.  The grisly facts do seem to substantiate the claim that Haiti could possibly be a “Shit-Hole”.  The people, though, not so much.

Port-au-Prince is about the size of Chicago. But it doesn’t have a sewer system. It’s one of the largest cities in the world without one.

That’s a big problem, but never more so than during a time of cholera.

Since cholera was introduced into Haiti 18 months ago — most likely by United Nations peacekeeping troops from Nepal, where the disease is endemic — more than a half-million people have gotten sick and at least 7,050 have died.

Public health authorities say cholera will stay in the environment for a long time, because Haiti has the worst sanitation in this hemisphere.

It’s hard for Americans to imagine what this means.

The cumulative sewage of 3 million people flows through open ditches. It mixes with ubiquitous piles of garbage. Each night, an all-but-invisible army of workers called bayakou descend into man-sized holes with buckets to remove human waste from septic pits and latrines, then dump it into the canals that cut through the city.

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