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San Francisco built an outdoor urinal

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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 10:55 PM
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a reply to: Annee




Do you think non-mentally ill stay on the streets long term?

A "normal" person who's homeless can usually find a friend to couch surf.


I certainly would not label all the street people in my area as mentally ill.




posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 11:06 PM
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originally posted by: SeaWorthy
a reply to: Annee




Do you think non-mentally ill stay on the streets long term?

A "normal" person who's homeless can usually find a friend to couch surf.


I certainly would not label all the street people in my area as mentally ill.


Those "normal" homeless people are out there peeing anywhere they can, because they can.

No family, no friends, no public assistance, etc.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 01:16 AM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Obsrvr
Still talking about the toilet that is California, I see.

We've advanced to BJ's in the public urinal. Wonderful.

It's to be expected in that town.


And everyone from the south is a fundamental Baptist redneck.


Not. Even. Close.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 07:04 AM
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originally posted by: Obsrvr

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Obsrvr
Still talking about the toilet that is California, I see.

We've advanced to BJ's in the public urinal. Wonderful.

It's to be expected in that town.


And everyone from the south is a fundamental Baptist redneck.


Not. Even. Close.


I know.

And not everyone in San Francisco or California is a liberal, or weird, or "Hollywood".



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 09:28 AM
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As a San Franciscan - I really don't mind if I see someone peeing. I mean... I see naked people every year in the Bay to Breakers race anyway lol. Indecent exposure laws exist. If someone violates them sure, prosecute I guess. But I don't personally care. I have worse things to worry about than seeing someone's willy. And since I suffer from kidney stones, who knows maybe someday I'll need (though as stated I don't know if I could manage to relax enough to do so given my social anxiety lol) it because... holding it is not a good thing.


And while not everyone is "liberal and weird... " I am.
Lol. And I'm fine with that characterization.

Peace.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 10:29 AM
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A civilized society does not go naked or urinate or fornicate in public.

SF is regressing, along with most of the rest of urban America.

The more aberrant behavior is embraced the more out of whack society becomes.

Apropos that the new "Planet of the Apes" franchise is set there.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 10:41 AM
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a reply to: Obsrvr

Have you never been camping? Might not be as public as the placement of said urinal, but needs must. As to fornication, i imagine most people have had sex outside at some point in there lives. Take beaches for instance, bloody sands inbeded in ever orifice for months afterwards.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 10:44 AM
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originally posted by: jtrenthacker

originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: SeaWorthy

I am super confused here. Guys can pee on trees. Why not just plant trees?


Designated "Pee Trees"? I like it!


Pee tree no

toilettree, sounds much better



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 10:51 AM
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I'm feeling a bit snarky today:

Oh My God! Next thing you know they will be providing benches for women to breastfeed in public!

Sorry, channeling my ex-mother-in-law. Who didn't believe in breastfeeding, by the way.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 10:52 AM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: Obsrvr

Have you never been camping? Might not be as public as the placement of said urinal, but needs must. As to fornication, i imagine most people have had sex outside at some point in there lives. Take beaches for instance, bloody sands inbeded in ever orifice for months afterwards.


Yes, wonderful. Let's all live like the animals we are.

There's a reason we dropped out of the trees and progressed from caves to mansions. It's called civilization.

It's unfortunate that people think it's okay to regress to the Stone Age.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: Obsrvr

"You and me baby aint nothin but mammals, so let's do it like they do on the Discovery channel."




Obviously not in front of old people or children.

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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: SeaWorthy

They couldn't afford to put a drain in that thing?
Stay Classy, Frisco.


It does drain, into the sewage system. It's not just a bucket.

This part is just a general response to the thread, not IAMTAT: Surprised there's so much outcry. In the forest preserves by me with toilets, people use them. In the ones without, people pee wherever they see fit. I guess puritanism and being ashamed of bodily functions isn't dead after all.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 11:37 AM
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originally posted by: Obsrvr
A civilized society does not go naked or urinate or fornicate in public.

SF is regressing, along with most of the rest of urban America.

The more aberrant behavior is embraced the more out of whack society becomes.

Apropos that the new "Planet of the Apes" franchise is set there.


What is your suggestion? Build a million dollar indoor facility? People pee in their pants? Reduce their use of the park and stay indoors like good laborers?



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 11:47 AM
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originally posted by: dogstar23

originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: SeaWorthy

They couldn't afford to put a drain in that thing?
Stay Classy, Frisco.


It does drain, into the sewage system. It's not just a bucket.

This part is just a general response to the thread, not IAMTAT: Surprised there's so much outcry. In the forest preserves by me with toilets, people use them. In the ones without, people pee wherever they see fit. I guess puritanism and being ashamed of bodily functions isn't dead after all.


I know, really.

If you can't see the overall picture is a health issue, to get human bodily fluid into the sewer system, and not elsewhere ---- your Puritanism is showing.

If the city didn't already have a problem, they wouldn't have needed to find a solution.

Problem = solve problem in a realistic way.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: SeaWorthy
Not sure how this is any urinal no water and by the bus stop, must stink!


The ones in Europe do.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: N3k9Ni
I'm not sure if that's a good idea. What are women supposed to do? Drop their pants and let it fly?

How long will it be before people start crapping in it?


The are called bomb shoots in Europe. Just a hole and two places to put your feet...bombs away!!!



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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 11:57 AM
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I'll take stink over spread of disease.

There is a maintenance crew. They've developed special materials and paint to not absorb orders, etc.

They tried Porta-Potties which were vandalized and destroyed.

As said -- it's an existing problem -- a realistic solution was needed.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: dogstar23

originally posted by: Obsrvr
A civilized society does not go naked or urinate or fornicate in public.

SF is regressing, along with most of the rest of urban America.

The more aberrant behavior is embraced the more out of whack society becomes.

Apropos that the new "Planet of the Apes" franchise is set there.


What is your suggestion? Build a million dollar indoor facility? People pee in their pants? Reduce their use of the park and stay indoors like good laborers?


we are a growing population, look to the future, is this what we want more and more of this?

It saddens me greatly that I see money being spent for garbage, a million dollar bridge was used to span a ditch in my town for bikers, the path originally went along the ditch and was fine the bridge is very seldom used used.

We have traveled to places that only a few visit per year and they have restrooms in the middle of nowhere. Even the campground hole in the ground method is more sanitary than what they are doing people carry disease.

We as a society have the technology to make and protect and maintain restrooms. We spend enormous sums even in the countries we call enemy and we spend more than the world on Military and yet basic needs cannot be met?

Create a system for the growing numbers that is infallibly protected from vandals and misuse as hotel rooms.

Give places to live to the needy and hospitalize the mentally ill, punish the lawbreaker. Can't afford it you say? I say ridiculous the money is misspent and wasted!



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 12:13 PM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero

originally posted by: N3k9Ni
I'm not sure if that's a good idea. What are women supposed to do? Drop their pants and let it fly?

How long will it be before people start crapping in it?


The are called bomb shoots in Europe. Just a hole and two places to put your feet...bombs away!!!




WOW! Searching toilets around the world is uh . . . "Interesting?".

Stay away from Asia.

I try not to take everyday things for granted. I appreciate our toilets and sewers.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 12:14 PM
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originally posted by: Annee
a reply to: Xtrozero

I'll take stink over spread of disease.

There is a maintenance crew. They've developed special materials and paint to not absorb orders, etc.

They tried Porta-Potties which were vandalized and destroyed.

As said -- it's an existing problem -- a realistic solution was needed.



I like this quote from I know naught the author.



When a man…pisses while a woman walks by, it creates the same discomfort and power dynamics as if a woman had just walked into the men's restroom.



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