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

Posted 9 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 9 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) 9 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) 9 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) 9 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) 9 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) 9 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) 9 years ago

You are a disgusting individual.

[-] 0 points by owsleader2011 (304) 9 years ago

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

[-] 0 points by usermap (8) 9 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) 9 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) 9 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) 9 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) 9 years ago

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

[-] 2 points by dickheadgates (21) 9 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) 9 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