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haha, i just read this @ Science Daily yesterday
I wonder, What exactly do you think "the Third World" is?
It is not a term for Poor Countries.
Yes it is. Its to describe countries with very poor living conditions and poor people by the nature of the status of most people in the country. Their technology is way behind, and so are their living standards.
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I still use a hole in the ground. I bring a shovel with me for public areas where there is no hole. I make the hole.

If you use a hole in the ground, it must be deeper than 4 feet, or else parasites that grow in feces can escape and reinfect other people.

Source: This Week in Parasitology
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If you use a hole in the ground, it must be deeper than 4 feet, or else parasites that grow in feces can escape and reinfect other people.
Source: This Week in Parasitology
I know that. I dont make it 4 feet on purpose. Population control, I call it.
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I know that. I dont make it 4 feet on purpose. Population control, I call it.

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Why do I have visions of that episode of "Big Bang Theory" when Howard Wolowtiz is freaking out and trying to fix a flaw with his "space toilet" before it explodes all over the International Space Station?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDcrCtSfGCo
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This < outhouse + bucket + compost pile

You still need to empty the buckets with this system, but now it's much more expensive, both in cash and energy expenditure.

On my farm, we've built a composting toilet that uses no water and requires no maintenance. There are several chambers, sized to be used for one year and then sit and compost for 3 years. After 4 years, we have a box full of fertilizer suitable for a flower garden or other non-edible applications. With all the seals and airlocks, it smells better than most public bathrooms. Best of all, there are no buckets to empty.
post #18 of 22
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I think that in the future the toilet will be connected to facebook so you get the "i took a dump" status update from the idiots that want everyone to see their lifes minute by minute.
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post #19 of 22
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Yes it is. Its to describe countries with very poor living conditions and poor people by the nature of the status of most people in the country. Their technology is way behind, and so are their living standards.

The term Third World arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned with either capitalism and NATO (which along with its allies represented the First World), or communism and the Soviet Union (which along with its allies represented the Second World). This definition provided a way of broadly categorizing the nations of the earth into three groups based on social, political, and economic divisions. Due to many of the Third World countries being extremely poor, it became a stereotype such that people commonly refer to undeveloped countries as "third world countries," often used in a pejorative way. Over the last few decades, the term 'Third World' has been used interchangeably with the Global South and Developing Countries to describe poorer countries that have struggled to attain steady economic development.

this is from Wiki but I had learned of this back in 8th grade maybe.

Just so you know, a Third World Country does not Indicate that they are Developing, in fact, Switzerland and Australia were also Considered "Third World" because they were not alligned with either side. Switzerland is Far from Poor.

Thats all. You just fell into the stereotype as did many others who are ignorant to what happened.
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The term Third World arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned with either capitalism and NATO (which along with its allies represented the First World), or communism and the Soviet Union (which along with its allies represented the Second World). This definition provided a way of broadly categorizing the nations of the earth into three groups based on social, political, and economic divisions. Due to many of the Third World countries being extremely poor, it became a stereotype such that people commonly refer to undeveloped countries as "third world countries," often used in a pejorative way. Over the last few decades, the term 'Third World' has been used interchangeably with the Global South and Developing Countries to describe poorer countries that have struggled to attain steady economic development.
this is from Wiki but I had learned of this back in 8th grade maybe.
Just so you know, a Third World Country does not Indicate that they are Developing, in fact, Switzerland and Australia were also Considered "Third World" because they were not alligned with either side. Switzerland is Far from Poor.
Thats all. You just fell into the stereotype as did many others who are ignorant to what happened.
What General121 said is not incorrect either. What you've stated is the original meaning of the word, but over time, the term has evolved (as language does) to describe countries who are overall poor and as such, have less technology and poorer living conditions.
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