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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 02 Feb 2010 6:56 am

Okay, I'll change it somewhat then. It's the biggest "Open" sewer in the world. There are lots of design-built underground sewers that are pretty extensive but none the size of the Ganges. Some of the other rivers you mentions are similar during certain times of the years but not 24/7. Sorry. Usually, when one doesn't like the truth of something they try to deflect the criticism by pointing to something else. But the state of your Holy river is a mess. It is as toxic as Aberdeen Harbour is.

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Postby Splatted » Tue, 02 Feb 2010 8:15 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Okay, I'll change it somewhat then. It's the biggest "Open" sewer in the world.


It's also a source of protein for a minority religious group that still practice cannibalism - not talking about seafood either, in case I am not clear enough...

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Postby jpatokal » Tue, 02 Feb 2010 10:46 am

hg wrote:However to call is the "biggest sewer in the world" is typical Internet Forum sensationalization. Its like calling Pentagon the world's biggest toilet (it does have the maximum number of rest rooms. Isn't it?) :-)

Not much exaggeration there, I'm afraid:

http://www.ecoworld.com/waters/clean-the-ganges-2.html

The riverside Swatcha Ganga Research Laboratory monitors water quality daily. Local villages are also suffering from the effects of extreme sewage pollution in their water supply, both from the river and well water. The recent tests indicate faecal coliform levels in the wells of theses villages ranges from 21,000 to 80,000 colonies per 100ml. The safe level for drinking water is zero, for bathing water, less than 150 colonies per 100ml.


http://network.earthday.net/profiles/bl ... n-in-india

As Ganga enters the Varanasi city, Hinduism’s sacred river contains 60,000 faecal coliform bacteria per 100 millilitres, 120 times more than is considered safe for bathing. Four miles downstream, with inputs from 24 gushing sewers and 60,000 pilgrim-bathers, the concentration is 3,000 times over the safety limit. In places, the Ganges becomes black and septic. Corpses, of semi-cremated adults or enshrouded babies, drift slowly by.


Yum yum. And the Ganges still runs for another 1000+ km after Varanasi, getting filthier with every poop on the way :shock:
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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 02 Feb 2010 6:29 pm

hg wrote: Its like calling Pentagon the world's biggest toilet

Peace !!


But that is a fact, though. :)
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Postby Plavt » Tue, 02 Feb 2010 8:54 pm

Did someone say the Ganges is holy?............... :o

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 10:30 am

Just to fan the flames, why doesn't that surprise me?

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Postby Saint » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 10:45 am

It's going to make a half decent rap sheet,

Arson
Insurance fraud
Perjury
Wasting Police time
Enciting Racial Tension.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 10:46 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Just to fan the flames


Oh snap!

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Postby Jeppo » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 11:05 am

Saint wrote:Wasting Police time


That should read "making a false police report" :P

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Postby Splatted » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 8:40 pm

Saint wrote:It's going to make a half decent rap sheet,

Arson
Insurance fraud
Perjury
Wasting Police time
Enciting Racial Tension.


Not sure what was the greater crime,.. insurance fraud, .. or owning a 2003 Ford Futura :P

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Postby Splatted » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 9:15 pm

hg wrote:
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But just to for refernce more australians are murdered in india than indians in australia each year....


This has got to be the most far fetched statement in this whole thread !!

India does have most murders in the world but it has enough of its own to kill without bothering about the few and far between Australian tourists (No Australian in his/her right mind will go to India anyway for studies or job :-) )


I've only heard of one incident in mainstream media. It was a missionary family.

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Postby moloch71 » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 5:54 am



At least it is also being reported in the Indian media :
http://news.oneindia.in/2010/02/03/indi ... olice.html
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 9:31 am

So, revhappy, it looks like your fears have come unglued. Instead, we now know that Indians aren't singled out by Australians but are singled out by their own kind. So instead of blaming everybody else, you should look in the mirror, you might attack (or be attacked by) one of your countrymen tomorrow or late tonight! So be very careful when you are down on Serangoon Road late at night or when you walk out of Mustapha's late at night yammering in a loud voice on your mobile phone. :lol:


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