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Re: y2k/gary north delusions (fwd)



Jim Choate wrote:
> 
> > Date: Fri, 04 Dec 1998 20:22:18 -0500
> > From: Michal Hohensee <[email protected]>
> > Subject: Re: y2k/gary north delusions
> 
> > You cannot sustain a modern city without a working sewer system. 
> > Remember what cities were like in the middle ages?  I believe some
> > historians refer to them as "population sinks" for the surrounding
> > countryside.  Not for a lack of wealth or commerce, but for a lack of
> > sanitation.
> 
> Paris and London had populations of over a million each and didn't have a
> sewer system. It was traditional for people to throw their chamber pots out
> into the street along with the offal from the various animals.

Guess why they had those devastating epidemics.

	- Igor.