Thursday, April 11, 2013

This Should Never Be A Luxury

More people have cell phones than toilets.  That means of the 7 billion people in the world, 6 billion people have cellphones. Only 4.5 billion have toilets or latrines.

So, even if the Staten Island Ferry does have to lock up the toilet paper in the women's bathroom so it doesn't get stolen a hundred times a day, the fact that it is even there means we're more than lucky.  It means that of the 3,000 children who die every day from diseases and illnesses related to the lack of sanitation and clean water, not a whole lot of them come from New York City.

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