What's Wrong With This Picture: A) "None of the...people did not actually use the latrine, which was...a fake," they write. So the ijits did use it, then? And it wasn't a real loo? Now that's repugnant!
B) If you actually meant what I think you meant, um, that's not a real queue for relief unless people really did, you know, relive themselves, in, like, a real latrine. Sorry, Euroweenies, no record.
C) If the Third World needs more and better damn bathrooms (and they do), don'cha think it might help more if you stopped playing in Brussels and at least sent them a few darn shovels? Some concrete? Maybe even expert toilet designers? (Some motivated and clever Indians have already got a nifty mininal-cost latrine design in production -- and they'll get ya the plans [.pdf] Uses water but 2 liters max per, er, "customer"). Put your muscles where your useless, bleedin' hearts are! --Or shaddup. Srsly. Stop playin' feel-good games with real people's real problems.
YANKEE RADIO TOOL KIT, #106
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