Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Screwy Ideas

give a laptop

For $199, you can give a laptop to a child in the developing world. When you donate in someone's name, they receive a card honoring the donation
What? Seriously? This is the donation site that was advertised to me by hulu while I was watching Stargate. Seriously? does anyone else think this is the lamest thing ever heard of? Why in the world would these kids need laptops when most of them have no clean water or indoor toilets? GET REAL! They want to buy laptops for children when they have other MUCH more important needs. If you want to spend $200 on giving, give someone something they could use.
There is an article about India and how the majority of the people there defecate (poo) in public. There is an "estimated 100,000 tons of human excrement that Indians leave each day in fields of potatoes, carrots, and spinach, on banks that line rivers used for drinking and bathing along roads jammed with scooters trucks and pedestrians." They are all in a perpetual state of diarrhea because most of their drinking water comes from the river in which their poo drains into. If you really want to do some good, donate to the World Toilet Organization. Yes that is actually an origination.
Beware, the following video is a clip from Vanguard and has a few curse words in it. Most the the s word as the video has to do with feces. It may be a little uncouth, but I do believe this documentary is trying to do a good thing. If I could have found the whole thing I would have shown it to you. I've watched it and it is VERY informative. Here is what they call "the gross out factor"

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