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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Oct 3, 2011 at 11:29

Tim Lock from Saudistan wrote :

" By the way the Turks had the Turkish baths and clean food and toilet habits much much before Europe. So if there was a filth it must be somebody elses."

I remember. The superior Turkish race was always better and more advanced at everything. So e.g. Roman baths, commonly known under the Greek name "thermae", that continued in Byzantium, just plagiarized a much earlier invention of the Oguz and Turkmen nomads - the legendary Turkish bath, didn't they?

Now speaking of "somebody else's filth", let's take a look at great modern Turkey and compare what a Turkish source (as usually feel free to either deny it or run away from it ) reveals on general "cleanliness" in it and its consequences :

"According to the Turkish Ministry of Health, over the last 10 years approximately
589,000 people in Turkey have been subject to diseases caused by excretion, such as
typhoid fever, dysentery and jaundice, diseases which in most instances could have been
prevented by the use of toilet paper and correct personal hygiene methods. Furthermore,
while the tissue paper consumption rate in Western European countries is 15 kg per
capita, tissue paper consumption in Turkey is exceptionally low with a consumption rate
of 1.3 kg per capita.
Toilet paper is one of the basic products of tissue paper, and has the same low
level of consumption. The average annual consumption of toilet paper in Turkey is 580
grams per capita, approximately 8% the European average of 6.9 kg. Moreover, while
only half of all families in urban areas use toilet paper, the number falls to one-third in
rural areas. Research conducted by the Faculty of Medicine of Dokuz Eylül University in
1997 shows that the usage of toilet paper greatly increases toilet hygiene when supported
by washing hands."

So if the Turks had just washed their hands, more than half a million people within a decade wouldn't have been infected with " diseases caused by excretion, such as typhoid fever, dysentery and jaundice". An interesting confession, isn't it ?

And now using the same impartial Turkish source let's compare two neighboring countries ,Greece and Turkey, in terms of hygiene which is ,I think, a fairly good indicator of general civilizational level of a country. So in Turkey our average happy Turk consumes 1,3 kg of tissue paper yearly while the Greek citizen consumes 15,5 kg, i.e. more than ten times more. What is more striking and critical is, however, toilet paper. When our proud Turk comes with 0,6 kg per year, in Greece one uses 5,2 kg per annum, again almost 10 times more! But never mind the Turks will keep telling the world their routine fairy tale of "Turkish baths" and of filth being somebody else's problem and not theirs! Well, I understand that after 90 years of Westernization even that mini amount 0,6 kg of toilet paper per capita is an enormous revolutionary step forward compared to the times before. And without any wish to engage in dirty jokes, it is worth noting how brainwashing and nationalism in Turkey serves one important hidden objective.It deflects attention from Turkey's own metaphoric and non-metaphoric filth. Why talk about lack of toilets and toilet paper and tissue paper in most Turkish households?Nothing can be done about it anyway by the ruling Islamo-Kemalist caste.So let's glorify the Ottoman Empire, let's deny the Armenian genocide, let's accuse the kafirs of expelling and massacring millions and millions of Turks in the Balkans instead! Barbarity, filth and ignorance are the three pillars on which Turkey may safely rely in its struggle against the Armenian genocide and historical justice.

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