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(Mother Nature Network)   San Francisco's plan to harness the power of public urination: Deploy mobile 'pee stations' that use modular biofilters that turn urine and waste water into nutrients for plants growing in each individual unit   (mnn.com) divider line 35
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2014-03-01 09:52:48 AM  
This is something which was the idea made by me many years ago although the thought of me was to do provide to the local population of the people who have not the territory or shelter with the malt liquors of the quantity which is 40 ounces of course this is the liquid ounces and not by the weight. However the thought of me was that if this was done they could do the urination in the alley which is that they already have the doings of. Then they will provide to this alley the harnessing of the energy. Also if there is the need for food then we could do the consumption of them which is also why I have promoted the grass diet of lettuce.

Although it is also the other idea that we take the people who are the bigger people and use of they the buoyancy for making the boats.

Perhaps no one will steal this second idea of me while I provide the lawsuit of civility against the San Francisco Bay Headquarters of COBRA the Patent Thieveries.
 
2014-03-01 11:07:44 AM  
Urine credible, San Fran!
 
2014-03-01 11:15:00 AM  
I usually just find some sort of plant to pee directly on.
 
2014-03-01 11:18:10 AM  
OK, this idea isn't really bad in the abstract, in fact it solves a couple of problems.

HOWEVER. This is San Francisco. Not the pretty picturesque SF that is on postcards. The run down, dirty, crime-ridden, trash-filled SF that this stuff would be installed in? Homeless tweakers will poop in it. Teenager hoodies will smash it. Drunks will pee in the planter three inches away because FARK YOU.

So this sort of thing would survive in places with enough civilization -- but where people are civilized enough they wouldn't be peeing on the sidewalk in the first place.
 
2014-03-01 11:19:53 AM  
What if when you pee, it turned a little wheel that generated electricity?
 
2014-03-01 11:22:08 AM  
those are going to be some drugged out aids addicted plants, with cooties.

can you catch crabs from a public urination station?
 
2014-03-01 11:25:42 AM  

Clash City Farker: What if when you pee, it turned a little wheel that generated electricity?


They tried that, but the hamsters kept getting wet.
 
2014-03-01 11:33:31 AM  
At least they are trying.

How long before they abandon the effort because people will put other things (garbage, cigarette butts, gum etc.) in the collectors?  Assuming that the general public will do it right is a catastrophic mistake.
 
2014-03-01 11:49:18 AM  
Maybe they can make fertilizer for them from all the hobo shiat in the BART station escalators.
 
2014-03-01 11:52:17 AM  
Can't these douchebags just help the homeless or something? Sheesh.
 
2014-03-01 12:03:08 PM  
I just visited San Francisco* for the first time recently. If public urination can be harnessed as an energy source, that city is about to be the new Saudi Arabia.

* or, as the locals prefer you to call it, 'Frisco
 
2014-03-01 12:15:55 PM  
"Sure it's okay to pee here! How do you think these trees got so big?"

At Woodstock (The movie.). Standing next to some giant eucalyptus at the Tu-Vu Drive-in .
 
2014-03-01 12:30:56 PM  
I love this city, but man, walking around is like navigating through a human poop minefield!
 
2014-03-01 12:32:49 PM  
Do I wanna know what a yoga tank is?
 
2014-03-01 12:34:51 PM  
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I'd definitely get pee-shy trying to use one of these. Especially if I heard women behind me out on the street, and they were laughing. It's cold! Shrinkage!
 
2014-03-01 12:35:22 PM  

Robo Beat: Maybe they can make fertilizer for them from all the hobo shiat in the BART station escalators.


I fertilize my tomatoes with hobo shiat.
 
2014-03-01 12:38:02 PM  

doctor wu: Do I wanna know what a yoga tank is?


Tank top maybe?
 
2014-03-01 12:39:08 PM  

WeenerGord: those are going to be some drugged out aids addicted plants, with cooties.

can you catch crabs from a public urination station?


Plants addicted to AIDS? What'll they invent next??!

Technology!
 
2014-03-01 12:41:32 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: Can't these douchebags just help the homeless or something? Sheesh.


[Photo of Ric Romero]      (I don't know how to do the pic thing, hmlt or something)

[Caption that reads]           Many homeless people suffer from mental illness and refuse treatment and even warm places to sleep.
 
2014-03-01 12:43:09 PM  

o'really: doctor wu: Do I wanna know what a yoga tank is?

Tank top maybe?


Ah, yes. Did the yougoogely thing, me likey.
 
2014-03-01 12:50:03 PM  
being an engineer must really suck these days.   this kind of project seems very depressing to me.  nothing
very sexy about it.
 
2014-03-01 12:50:09 PM  

Walker: I'd definitely get pee-shy trying to use one of these. Especially if I heard women behind me out on the street, and they were laughing. It's cold! Shrinkage!


Not me. Apparently in China public urination is not frowned upon. When in Rome and all that so I let one go in the flower bed next to the sidewalk. Lots of people walking by, nobody cared.
 
2014-03-01 01:07:17 PM  
My dogs been doing this for years.  He just skips the middle man.
 
2014-03-01 01:19:07 PM  
One BIG problem with San Francisco is a dire shortage of places to piss, hence the public urination. These pee stations might help with that. They might also collect poop for processing into sanitary fertilizer or fuel for power stations.

But something they could do with existing technology is build free 24-hour public lavatories complete with paid attendants. To protect them, and provide greater security to the local area, there would be a local police (or police auxiliary) substation on site; during the day you could also staff a "community resources" desk there to hook people up with social services they need such as referrals for drug treatment, protection from domestic abuse, lists of free meal and food bank providers, etc.

It would also greatly benefit the general population and raise the city's image with tourists if San Francisco's homeless could keep themselves clean. The city should provide free public showers in a few locations (away from prime tourist spots but easy to walk to), also appropriately staffed. In addition to a few coin lockers and a coin laundry, these showers could also provide a free clothes exchange where the person could toss what s/he'd been wearing in a bin to be laundered and re-issued and receive clean clothes to wear. This clothes exchange gives the public a way to beautify the city by donating wearables, and might relieve local churches that have been handing out free clothing of having to do that themselves.

And yes, these public lavatories and Cleanliness Centers could also have public gardens to make use of the poop and pee, providing another way to beautiful the city.

Imagine a tourist going home to Des Moines or Dusseldorf to report that "The last time I went there there were dirty smelly bums all over but this time I hardly saw any! And the piss & shiat in public is gone too! And there's flowers and trees all over the place in these little gardens. I asked the worker at the public lavatory about it and he gave me this brochure about the program with a web address to get more details; maybe we can start something like that here."

Or the city could just keep having stinky bums pooping on the central library steps, if they'd prefer that.
 
2014-03-01 02:43:55 PM  
Those stupid liberals--wasting my tax dollars on their stupid hippie shiat.
 
2014-03-01 02:44:57 PM  

The One True TheDavid: But something they could do with existing technology is build free 24-hour public lavatories


Who is going to pay for all that?

The One True TheDavid: Imagine a tourist going home to Des Moines or Dusseldorf


They probably already have such programs, in cities and countries where the people are more civilized. Or, at least, have more control over the people who are uncivilized.
 
2014-03-01 03:01:04 PM  
...when life give you lemonade....
 
2014-03-01 03:09:09 PM  
Or you could, you know, piss on a tree.
 
2014-03-01 03:19:57 PM  

WeenerGord: The One True TheDavid: But something they could do with existing technology is build free 24-hour public lavatories

Who is going to pay for all that?

The One True TheDavid: Imagine a tourist going home to Des Moines or Dusseldorf

They probably already have such programs, in cities and countries where the people are more civilized. Or, at least, have more control over the people who are uncivilized.


Yes, in countries where there are fewer if any Republicans.
 
2014-03-01 06:31:06 PM  
All the urinals

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2014-03-01 11:17:41 PM  

WeenerGord: The One True TheDavid: But something they could do with existing technology is build free 24-hour public lavatories

Who is going to pay for all that?


The taxpayers. Who'll be freed from having to deal with smelly filthy homeless people doing things like pissing and shiatting all over the place.

There'll be no law saying you have to be a bum to use these facilities either. Even tourists from civilized countries would be welcome to poop in Frisco's lavs!
 
2014-03-02 01:29:03 AM  
Or, we can dispense with the technical-speak and call it what it is: A piss in the bushes.
 
2014-03-02 03:21:15 AM  

whidbey: WeenerGord: The One True TheDavid: But something they could do with existing technology is build free 24-hour public lavatories

Who is going to pay for all that?

The One True TheDavid: Imagine a tourist going home to Des Moines or Dusseldorf

They probably already have such programs, in cities and countries where the people are more civilized. Or, at least, have more control over the people who are uncivilized.

Yes, in countries where there are fewer if any Republicans.



Are you referring to the "trickle down" effect?
 
2014-03-02 05:36:25 AM  
Urine already is plant food. It needs the ammonia-nitrite-nitrate cycle to do it but it`s there. You don`t need to `do` anything.

All they needed to do was pass a law allowing urination on plants as long as the genitals are not on open display.

Then women could piss in bushes too.

And won`t someone please think of the children?
 
2014-03-02 10:48:03 AM  
So when are they going to start charging for it?

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