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Just a sample from New york’s CBS affiliate’s website—on Occupy Wall Street

I think "the natives are getting restless!" here's a sample of comments from the New York City CBS affiliate's website RE Occupy Wall Street and the record breaking [act of God] snowfall[apologies for the formatting]:

"BBONE I hope they all get the flu and expire. October 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm | |
greg they were counting on global warming. October 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm | |
abbeyconway Good one!! oops, now its global cooling….but of course, all man made, er man, woman and transgender made. October 30, 2011 at 5:49 pm | |
carl6352 this is so funny. the first time it has snowed in new york this early right about the time the retards showed up. is mother earth telling them something? i think she is. she’s telling them to go back to the rock they crawled out of and get off the grass. lol instead of let them eat cake i say let them freeze! lol October 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm | |
KTYBOFF Bring on the body bags October 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm | |
Steven Senior Occubaggers are’t[sic] really that bright – mater[sic] of fact pretty darn dim!!!!! HAHA October 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm | |
DawnJ I’d rather give my coats, hats, and gloves to the homeless, not this selfish, irresponsible bunch of brats. October 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm | |
Jim in Houston Maybe they could hock those iPhones and iPads to buy some cots if they are really sincere. October 30, 2011 at 5:31 pm | |
Gene Zucker They’re OWS-souls[sic]! October 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm | |
bumpkin heeheeeheeomigosh! OK. -People! They are TRYING to do something they believe in. Note is has nothing to do with work, uplifting others, or personal accountability, but…”always remember what’s taught is what’s known… the memories of children are written is stone….” (a song) …and, did they get their ideals from their parents? And, did their parents teach them common sense, like when to pull the plug on the ‘bathtub’, and just go home? If they weren’t getting PAID, you KNOW they would be gone. Hey! Maybe they signed a contract that stated if days they leave, they wont get a red cent for all the happy days they spent there- maybe they only get paid MONTHLY for being there! EEEK! October 30, 2011 at 5:34 pm | |
bumpkin heeheeeheeomigosh! OK. -People! They are TRYING to do something they believe in. Note is has nothing to do with work, uplifting others, or personal accountability, but…”always remember what’s taught is what’s known… the memories of children are written is stone….” (a song) …and, did they get their ideals from their parents? And, did their parents teach them common sense, like when to pull the plug on the ‘bathtub’, and just go home? If they weren’t getting PAID, you KNOW they would be gone. Hey! Maybe they signed a contract that stated if they go home early, they wont get paid for the days they leave, they wont get a red cent for all the happy days they spent there- maybe they only get paid MONTHLY for being there! EEEK! (This is what I THOUGHT I was posting… sorry some of it flew into cyberspace, apparently.) Don’t feel sorry for them, but don’t hate them, either. Just avoid their park. Wont be long now till the Mayor builds them a shelter… October 30, 2011 at 5:38 pm | |
Deb Budd With half a million in the bank, why are they asking for donations? Could it be they don’t want to spend their own money but prefer to beg for freebies? This is my surprised face :o October 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm | |
DawnJ Pretty much sums up their entire demonstration. October 30, 2011 at 5:28 pm | |
Sugahdaddy Any good looking hippy chicks can come to my place I’ll keep them warm…but they’ll have to leave with the rest of the trash in the morning. October 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm | |
rightcall Has anyone done an environmental impact study for the short and long term effects these ‘citizens’ are having on the local area? With the weather turning, perhaps some hot tea might be in order? October 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm | |
Temple J Now we break out the water hoses! October 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm | |
blancojoe A large snowplow going right down the middle of the park and then back up will do a nice job of cleaning up the snow and debris. If he misses anything, make several more runs. October 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm | |
Al Right OWS Movement has collected over $500,000 in donations so far, and yet they get angry when the homeless try to eat one of their 5 star chef prepared meals! How about Occupy a Soup Kitchen? Check out more of the stats on OWS at my website. October 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm | |
maggier Call home on your iPhone and ask Mom and Dad for winter stuff. October 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm | |
Robert Marvin Smith The poor pitiful weevils are huddled,( i.e. Occupards) in donated blankets while their cheerleaders, the likes of Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, are basking in the warmth of their 1% manisons[sic]. What a dishonest crock of greedy hypocrites. October 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm | |
D Carter Why doesn’t Soros or some other rich liberal pay for their hotel October 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm | |
Swamp Thing Suck it up, trust fund babies. Snow hurts when your nanny isn’t there to take you in for a hot chocolate after your mittens get wet. October 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm | |
Rayban64 Isn’t it ironic how many things they so desperately need that those evil corporations manufacture? October 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm | |
radsupporter hold firm,, huddle together in groups and shout give us back our electricity, block the roads and demand the return of the generators,,the world has heard the message, the corrupt money based upon a screw and optimize[sic] has harmed billions of lifes[sic] and needs to end.[sick?] October 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm | |
Kingfish Best solution is to light one of the protesters on fire, it should keep the rest of them warm for about an 1/2 maybe longer if they layered their clothing. October 30, 2011 at 5:31 pm | |
What's In a Name? This is really rich, the OWS protestors are asking the homeless for cold weather survial tips, after pitching a fit and turning away the homeless because the OWS cooks were tired of feeding the homeless and the OWS crowd wants only their kind taken care of. October 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm | |
lazy losers Notice how 99% of these kids are white and lazy ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? October 30, 2011 at 5:20 pm | |
Steven Senior Yea – stupid crazy crakers October 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm | |
vera Racist! October 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm | |
Betty Great, now they’ll all get sick and clog up the already overwhelmed ERs. We’ll have to foot the bill while they get back to their mommies’ basements. October 30, 2011 at 5:19 pm | |
Homeless are better I would rather give $$$ to a homeless begger than to a white , middle-class art major who is lazy and full of himself October 30, 2011 at 5:19 pm | |
Robert Marvin Smith The weevils will soon return to the comfort of Moma’s flour cannister. October 30, 2011 at 5:19 pm | |
AngryDunmer Here’s an idea for the OWS bunch: GO HOME! Seriously you idiots, enough is enough. Why the hell aren’t the cops arresting you morons for trespassing? October 30, 2011 at 5:19 pm | |
whosthis They’re asking for donations of warm clothing, blankets, etc. that at this time of the year would usually be going to the poor and homeless. Of course, they made it clear earlier this week that the homeless were not welcome in their free food lines. Looks like there is a hierarchy of the 99 percent. October 30, 2011 at 5:18 pm | |
Rich Torquato And don’t forget, the organization has $500,000 in an evil bank. October 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm | |
Michael Phillips pick up a shovel and make some money .. or are you too lazy to do that , too October 30, 2011 at 5:18 pm |"

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Ecological Sanitation: save the precious water

Our world now faces a huge water crisis. I'm sharing here some work that helps especially poor and isolated peoples to maintain sanitation while conserving limited potable water. He is promoting Ecological Sanitation EcoSan.

You can find on his blog info about other useful EcoSan methods. Many of these he has designed himself, including simple and cheap systems to capture rainwater and dispense in hand washing stations.

I will post the link for the full article excerpted below. He has another article posted at that link.

Author: Christopher Canaday Affiliation and email: Omaere Ethnobotanical Park, Ecuador, canaday2@gmail.com, www.inodoroseco.blogspot.com

Abstract

Three different models of simple and inexpensive Urine-diverting Dry Toilets (UDDTs) are described: a portable one for squatting made from a barrel, another portable one made from wood and linoleum, and a permanent one for squatting made with palm wood. A simple, portable urinal made from two plastic bottles is also described. These can be made at very low cost, with abundant natural materials, salvaged post-consumer waste, and items that are readily purchased almost anywhere. They may be especially applicable in poor communities, slums, farms, disaster relief camps, and temporary events, plus they may be used to train and screen users before building more elegant UDDTs. With these designs, conversion to UDDTs may be more a matter of paradigm shift than capital investment.

· Urine may be diverted with standard plastic funnels or with ones cut from plastic bottles. · Urine may be stored in bottles for later use as fertilizer or it can be dispersed immediately via perforated hoses (at least in the Amazon) · Feces may be collected in sacks or buckets.

Diseases transmitted via feces, including diarrhea, hepatitis, typhoid, and intestinal worms, constitute one of the biggest threats to human health (Conant and Fadem 2008). Especially vulnerable are the people who live in large agglomerations under unsanitary conditions. In Developing Countries, most wastewater goes straight into the environment without treatment and many people do not even have access to the piped water needed to make such wastewater, so the fecal contamination of their environment is even more direct. Globally, an estimated 40% of people live without basic sanitation (UN-Habitat, 2003).

Urine-diverting Dry Toilets (UDDTs) have much to contribute in improving this situation, especially if they are: ü Very low in cost; ü Easily made from abundantly available (often recycled) materials; and ü (in some cases) Portable.

The UDDT is one technique of Ecological Sanitation (EcoSan), a practice in which excrement can be used as a resource for improving the soil, while applying natural processes to control the potential transmission of diseases (Winblad et al. 2004, Esrey et al. 1998). One of the least logical aspects of modern life is that of taking and purifying huge amounts of water, defecating in a large proportion of it, spending great sums of money to then try to purify it again, but never returning the nutrients to farmland, thus depending more and more on chemical fertilizers that are made and transported with non-renewable fossil fuels. To make things worse, pathogens develop resistance to the chemicals used to treat sewage and substances like antibiotics and artificial hormones cannot reliably be removed or degraded. These are the results of an irrational fear of our own excrement that leads us to do irrational things with it. In contrast, EcoSan is a way to control the real risks involved, and make our excrement safe to be added to the soil. In the case of water, everyone wants it clean, so it is best to simply not contaminate it with excrement.

The goal of this paper is to show that conversion to using UDDTs can be more a matter of shifting paradigms than capital investment. People can learn the concept and apply it on their own, with materials that they already have access to.

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Ecological Sanitation: coming soon to this blog

Ecological Sanitation (EcoSan) allows peoples who are native/poor to have sanitation without the use of potable water In the next couple of days I will feature a guy who has helped many people by designing and building ecological sanitation. No, I don't agree with some of his ideas. But the EcoSan is pretty cool, it has changed the lives of many people from the poor coastal people of Ecuador to the native peoples of Brazil's western jungle.

EcoSan is intended to answer the question: how do you wash your hands and dispose of human waste when potable water is not available or is just too expensive.

I am posting this "coming attraction" because there may be some in the Lawrence/Haskell/KU community who would find this interesting.

Tune in soon.

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