Author of Lost in a Dream. If you want to make me smile, read it and tell me what you think.
Pat is JUB's resident racist uncle. There is always one in the family. I call him Uncle Pat.
how is that simplistic assertion related to this thread?
^ don't make assumptions. I wasn't the one who just dreamt up the notion that more households in India have mobile phones than lavatories. I didn't assume that; it was in multiple newspapers.
could you rephrase that? I was mentioning statistics about lavatories; I wasn't expressing an attitude.
Lavatories? Are you and Telstra an item?
^ are those quotes?
You'd be more sensible in an argument if you mention it at the time instead of generalised assumptions after the fact.
We love you and accept you in our family. We have got the Mum's side of the family, the Dad's and now with you, the dog's side of the family. Our big family.
I shall now dance the dance of my people! Hand me my banana leaves. It's time to get primitive.
I have genuine love for Uncle Pat.
Everyone's going on with simplistic assertions but here are those references from that other thread. As I mentioned before, simplistic restrospective assumptions have little value in resolving issues.
Half of India's homes have cellphones, but not toilets
…shamefully 50% of the Indian population has to defecate in public…
Only 50% of households in the world's second-most populated country have indoor toilets…
Toilet in India Fund Now on Internet/Web. $10- $20 Can build One Toilet
Oh fuck, Uncle Pat, I just pooped in your soup bowl!
^ my family chose to live in this country. I believe you did also.
^ who are 'those people'?
re #182 (palbert)
Actually, I do have a strange idea that I might have met someone who fits Telstra's ideas and MO at a bar last year. He was busy with his friend so I didn't get a chance to quiz him. My city is a big city.
A city is a terrible thing to waste.
1. one of those brain-dead christians determined to beat out Satan
2. Sanator Joe McCarthy determined to root out the Commies
3. The peasants of Salem who wanted to kill the witches
4. the Youth Cadet Corps in Orwell's 1984
If you only talk and shriek in generalised simplistic dogma and if you can't talk about particular issues in a factual sensible adult manner, you're going to sound like those brain-dead people above.
You chose it.
I Know that I wouldn't be putting myself through the agony and privation of operating in a country with alien cultures and language. I certainly wouldn't be expecting my hosts to kowtow to my personal needs. And, frankly, I don't believe your first sentence.