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Great worldcitizen 2020-10-28 14:09

Hello Gert,
These cows look very cozy and comfortable there in the street. I like how the cows in India go about their business, just like any other residents, and people don't even seem to take notice. How do people handle all the cow poop that must pile up in the streets? Is it just left there to simmer in the hot, Indian sun? Just the thought of it makes me a bit queasy!

Old 10-29-2020, 08:32 PM
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Thank you Brenda,
Some poop will no doubt be left simmering in the hot Indian sun, but I think most of it is collected (by hand) in baskets and then shaped (by hand) into flat "bricks" stuck to a wall where they are left to dry and then used for fuel.
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Old 10-30-2020, 11:30 AM
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Hello Brenda (and Gert).

Poops are a very important source of fuel. See here
I was amazed at the recycling Indian style. You eat something in the street wrapped in the newspaper. Usually, I ate omelette like this. When hot, it was safe. Then everybody throws the used newspaper, with the grease, on the street. Cows come and eat it. And poop is used. Easy and effective!
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PS. Yesterday there were more than 21,000 new cases, 300 deaths. In Warsaw, there is a new hospital at the National Stadium. In the same time, there are thousands of people (mainly young women) in the streets protesting against the new restrictions in the abortion law. Today such a big manifestation is planned in Warsaw. As I have just read, 10 000 nationalists are prepared to fight. I am scared.

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Old 10-30-2020, 04:28 PM
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Hello Malgo,

I've been reading about the troubles in Poland. It sounds just as crazy as what's been going on here in the US. Anger and emotion are bubbling over, and it's scary. I also know that COVID is getting much worse. I'm so sorry that there are so many serious issues going on at the same time.

Please stay safe, and away from the madness if possible.

Take care!
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