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Forum Post: Should everyone on the planet have access to a washing machine?

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 24, 2011, 2:48 p.m. EST by JoeTheFarmer (2654)
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This is a great video about life around the globe.


Hans Rosling is a Swedish professor, medical doctor, academic, statistician and public speaker.



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[-] 2 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 12 years ago

Many Occupiers firmly believe in the Luddite Fallacy, so I guess they should oppose washing machines on principle because washing machines eliminate wash maid jobs.

[-] 1 points by SuperCat (60) 12 years ago

That was an interesting video. It raises some interesting points. How can we get to a place where everyone can afford the basic comforts that a small percent of us enjoy.

[-] 1 points by economicallydiscardedcitizen (761) 12 years ago

All joking aside many who are at or below the poverty line live in apartments where there are coin operated washer and dryers but, when a $10 roll of quarters means food and gas to get either and to go to work or look for work what happens? Yep, you guessed it, less frequency of laundry washing-especially large pieces such as bed linens!

There is a bedbug problem that is epidemic in many areas throughout the US and recommendations for abatement include weekly laundry washing. Property owners of what are termed "affordable" or Section 8 housing units where the typical tenant income is so low that the cost in rolls of quarters is a big deal would be smart to increase the hygienic element in their buildings by having resident only key access laundry machines.

[-] 0 points by owsleader2011 (304) 12 years ago

Yes, and a computer, and toss in a TV, its a natural right you know.

Oh by the way remember that your 'HOME' is a prison, and thus its essential to have 'entertainment' for convicts, they're easier to manage all prison guards know this thing.

[-] 1 points by JoeTheFarmer (2654) 12 years ago

I do not consider my home a prison. Yours must be pretty sad and lonely for you to feel that way.

I love my home, my family, our dog who is sitting next to me right now. Our home is a place for us to eat, sleep, do homework, play in the yard, plant a garden, grow our own veggies, toast marshmallows on the fire, play video games, monopoly and scrabble...

[-] -1 points by owsleader2011 (304) 12 years ago

You had me going until I read the part about fucking video games, why the fuck didn't you toss in Trips to Walmart and Blow-Jobs from Santa? Or maybe you can sit on his lap and get an old fashion rear-entry and make it a two-fer.

"Home is Prison", all US citizens are convicts, and sit at 'home' in front of their fucking TV's and fed shit 24/7.

[-] 1 points by JoeTheFarmer (2654) 12 years ago

You are a disgusting individual.

[-] 0 points by owsleader2011 (304) 12 years ago

You are a boring OWS-BOT, ... more boring than Thrasymaque ows-bot.

[-] 0 points by usermap (8) 12 years ago

Of course not, there are plenty of rich corrupt greedy 1% on earth , to do the washing, in the stream.

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 12 years ago


Look at the results in America of the GOP brain washing machine, of FLAKESnews and the Limbaughs of our media.

[-] 1 points by JoeTheFarmer (2654) 12 years ago

Why would you say no?

Did you watch the video? Rosling is pretty amazing and makes some excellent points.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 12 years ago

I say no to political brain washing.

After viewing the vid, I find that what he is calling for is the economic, social and political empowerment of half the population of the planet.


To this, I wholeheartedly agree.

[-] -1 points by necropaulis (491) 12 years ago

We already do. They're called women. High-O!!

[-] 2 points by dickheadgates (21) 12 years ago

Know the difference between a blond and a washing machine?

The washing machine doesn't follow you around for two weeks after you drop a load in it.

[-] 0 points by necropaulis (491) 12 years ago

HA!! Difference between a woman and a washing machine is you can drop a load in a washing machine and not worry about getting it pregnant