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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    So let me get this straight. In Europe, they dump sewage into rivers and canals. Venice is known for it's canals and they dump shit water directly into them. But if some hillbilly in Alabama dumps sewage into a creek, then OMG IT'S THE WORST THING I'VE EVER SEEN! SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN PLEASE!
    In Venice, it is certainly no more the case...... since long..... But to please your bigotry and to avoid addressing what is weird in America, it makes you feel good to focus on others when as an American, proud of that, you could first address what makes Alabama looks like at Third World country.... Do you think that blindness deserves a medal ?

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    Message found in a fortune cookie:

    "Society creates the crime, the criminal commits it".
    Uh huh, yeah I'm not buyin' that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    So let me get this straight. In Europe, they dump sewage into rivers and canals. Venice is known for it's canals and they dump shit water directly into them. But if some hillbilly in Alabama dumps sewage into a creek, then OMG IT'S THE WORST THING I'VE EVER SEEN! SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN PLEASE!
    Or all three could be bad... there's always that chance, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    So let me get this straight. In Europe, they dump sewage into rivers and canals. Venice is known for it's canals and they dump shit water directly into them. But if some hillbilly in Alabama dumps sewage into a creek, then OMG IT'S THE WORST THING I'VE EVER SEEN! SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN PLEASE!
    Venice is a pretty unique situation having been established 1500 years ago in a lagoon on artificial islands. Even so, they do use cesspools to treat the sewage before it gets dumped, and the tides do flush the system twice a day. If you want to know how it works, here's a video.



    That is an entirely different situation than rural people living in the south not having access to sanitation because they are impoverished - and then not having access to health care or education to treat a condition that contributes to keeping them impoverished.

    When I was a kid this was the condition of the SF bay

    In the 1960s and early 70s, San Francisco Bay just plain stank. Raw or partly treated sewage entered the Bay in 83 places. Refineries, smelters, pesticide manufacturers and other industrial facilities pumped their waste directly into the Bay.

    The Bay Area wasn’t alone. Across the nation, water quality was at an all-time low. A symbol was the Cuyahoga River in Ohio, so choked with industrial waste that it repeatedly caught fire.

    It was a time when citizens were rising up and demanding change. The first Earth Day in 1970 was the largest demonstration in American history, drawing 20 million people. As a direct result of public outcry against environmental destruction, Congress passed a series of laws that would become a beacon for the world. One of these forward-thinking laws was the 1972 Clean Water Act.

    https://baykeeper.org/news/column/cl...etter-turns-40
    You can thank what Rush Limbaugh calls environmental wackos making a big fuss for cleaning it up (the work still goes on).

    Where do you think your potty water goes?

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    Uh huh, yeah I'm not buyin' that one.
    Why is pot illegal?

    Why did gays have to hide in the not so old days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Why is pot illegal?

    Why did gays have to hide in the not so old days?
    Why did Eve have to take a bite out of that damned apple? Geeze, you´re puerile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    So let me get this straight. In Europe, they dump sewage into rivers and canals. Venice is known for it's canals and they dump shit water directly into them. But if some hillbilly in Alabama dumps sewage into a creek, then OMG IT'S THE WORST THING I'VE EVER SEEN! SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN PLEASE!
    Macduff, it is not some Hillbilly throwing shit in something. The sewers in parts of Alabama have disintegrated and no one is fixing them. Read the article before commenting.

    I posted about this a few weeks ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Ms. Babba,

    Not surprising, given it is rural, agrarian, and is located in an area that is not conducive to industry (i.e., there is no major transportation hub in the vicinity).

    And when you look at the list of developed countries, none have anywhere near the demographics nor geography of Alabama.
    Not to mention they are all ignorant conservatives

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Ms. Labrea,

    More than that. When you look at the list of developed countries, none of them are agrarian, every one is located in an industrialized region, and every one has either sea access, or has a major rail, highway or river way hub.

    But it is more comparing apples and oranges. Alabama is only one small part of the United States. I'm sure you could find dirt poor villages in Greece, or Italy that would compare to the poverty in Alabama. The question is why Alabama is singled out.
    What a load of shit. Plenty of rural agrarian places aren't shitholes. It's conservatives that make it a shithole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    So let me get this straight. In Europe, they dump sewage into rivers and canals. Venice is known for it's canals and they dump shit water directly into them. But if some hillbilly in Alabama dumps sewage into a creek, then OMG IT'S THE WORST THING I'VE EVER SEEN! SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN PLEASE!
    Well, former Counselor, when's the last time you drank or swam in fece water?

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