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(North End Waterfront)   Form-m-mer test s-s-subjects who spoke n-n-normally until taking part in experiment s-s-suing University of Iowa   ( divider line
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2003-04-04 08:23:07 PM  
Porky Pig up!
2003-04-04 08:55:47 PM  
1939? There has got to be some kind of statute of limitations on something like this.

/Or is it statue of limitations?
2003-04-04 08:58:03 PM  
If it's not stutterish... its crap!
2003-04-04 08:58:38 PM  
It's K-k-k-ken and he's c-c-coming to k-k-k-kill me!
2003-04-04 08:59:05 PM  
Sweet, and I have a $35 appointment with the Psychology department on monday.

Ah well, who cares. I'll make money!
2003-04-04 08:59:10 PM  
Jebus, they must be pretty old by now.
2003-04-04 09:00:19 PM  
I had a very mild stutter as a kid.
It can still resurface when I'm especially tired or upset.
2003-04-04 09:01:47 PM  
Yeah, they're pretty old. I think there are only two or so left.

The sad thing about this is, the expirement totaly dissproved the professor's theories, so he just burried it rather then have it published. So, not only did those kids get screwed up, but it caused a lot of people over the years to be treated incorrectly.
2003-04-04 09:02:24 PM  
Can this be applied to other things? I was a toddler developing a normal sexuality until I went to Catholic school.
2003-04-04 09:02:41 PM  

Old stu stu stutt stutterr st st stutterers!
2003-04-04 09:03:14 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
stuttering stanley! stuttering stanley!
those damn lines will echo in the depths of my soul for all eternity.
2003-04-04 09:03:36 PM  
Is it Epreel Fuuls Dey egeeen? My heed cun't hundle-a ell zeese-a crypteec messeges. Um gesh dee bork, bork!
2003-04-04 09:03:49 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2003-04-04 09:04:15 PM  
Back in the Thirties, the infamous Tuskagee experiment involved not telling black men they had syphilis, but "bad blood", and letting them die from it so an autopsy could be done to see the effects of the disease.
2003-04-04 09:04:45 PM  
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2003-04-04 09:05:30 PM  
And from that day on, people always tried to get 'em down, just because they got around.
2003-04-04 09:11:46 PM  
Don't talk about my generation!
2003-04-04 09:12:11 PM  
And now I'm feelin' better
'Cause I found out for sure
She took me to her doctor
And he told me of a cure
2003-04-04 09:12:19 PM  
I didnt get a stutter until i became a computer geek and started drinking large amounts of beer and drugs. I blame the fact that my brain now moves 65x faster than my mouth. and i still dont think before i speak.
2003-04-04 09:13:15 PM  
Bbbut Ii havve ovverccoome thhhat prbbbblemmm noooow. I amm stiiiilll annnn idddiot, buuuttt I ammm ccocoool. I trieed to spellll myyyy nnnaame. Thisss iisss thhee besst I can dooo, nanookananoo.
2003-04-04 09:13:38 PM  
Well isn't that special....I live in the town of marshalltown mentioned in the article.
2003-04-04 09:15:19 PM  
t-t-talk about old news. i've heard about this in every psych class i've had during the last 6 years.
2003-04-04 09:18:18 PM  
I never claimed to be cool.
And, indeed, I am sometimes an idiot.

But, at least I'm not a troll.
2003-04-04 09:19:31 PM  
Nanook: word.
2003-04-04 09:22:57 PM  
Off topic, but Picture Stage is closing, does anyone know of a good image host [for Photoshops]?
2003-04-04 09:25:30 PM  
A lawsuit from 1939? Only in California.
2003-04-04 09:27:36 PM  
I would bet even money that no Thirties District Attorney would pursue such a case.
2003-04-04 09:28:01 PM  
I'm firmly convinced that sometime in my formulative years, I was pre-conditioned to seek out porn and 'enjoy' it.
Where do I file my lawsuit?
2003-04-04 09:32:29 PM  
Now I understand why they're called throw-away children.
2003-04-04 09:32:46 PM  
It depends, are you suing for damages to your dick?
2003-04-04 09:37:55 PM  
Or is it a corrupting the morals charge?
2003-04-04 09:42:34 PM  
"pain and suffering" maybe?

It has caused me to objectify women, resulting in an inability to sustain a prolonged relationship with any woman other than my wife.

Who do I sue?
2003-04-04 09:43:39 PM  
Isn't this old news? I know I've read about this before.
2003-04-04 09:44:19 PM  
What'd they do? Show them Sally Struthers nude?
2003-04-04 09:46:30 PM  
Before you go off on your half-baked rant about how this illustrates the stupidity of wacko liberal californians etc etc, Notice that this lawsuit is being filed in Iowa.
2003-04-04 09:59:45 PM  
04-04-03 09:02:24 PM MsPentyuth
Can this be applied to other things? I was a toddler developing a normal sexuality until I went to Catholic school.

Oh anti Catholic post already.
I feel so warm and fuzzy
2003-04-04 10:05:45 PM  
I always thought my state was the most normal collection of people on earth, but there sure are a lot of Farkticles posted about us...
2003-04-04 10:09:58 PM  
m m m m m uth er f f f f farker r r s
2003-04-04 10:14:17 PM  
Easy for you to say.
2003-04-04 10:19:09 PM  
What a great audience.
2003-04-04 10:32:09 PM  
"The lawsuit states that Nixon and the five other plaintiffs were deemed normal speakers by researchers at the start of the study."

Reporters > Reporters who can't count
2003-04-04 10:32:36 PM  
Five former child orphans in Iowa who spoke normally until they took part in a 1939 University of Iowa experiment on stuttering are suing the state for negligence, fraud and conspiracy.

is it possible to be a former orphan? did their parents come back to life or something???
2003-04-04 10:41:48 PM  
This is pretty similar to the lawsuits being filed for former handicapped patients who were forcibly sterilized (usually without their knowledge) as part of the eugenics programs. I think Pennsylvania was particularly active.

2003-04-04 10:58:14 PM  
Maybe they can win a bundle off of this and leave it for their kids. If they have any, because who would have sex with a st-st-stutt-ttt-er-er?
2003-04-04 11:05:03 PM  
Wow- thats really Farked up
2003-04-04 11:07:05 PM  
I'm new to this, so you'll have to copy and paste...
2003-04-04 11:14:19 PM  
Actually, it's not necessarily outside of the statute of limitations. It doesn't say when the investigative report that uncovered it was, but in cases like this , the statute of limitations clock starts ticking when you find out about it.

And this is old news. It was in the local paper a couple months ago.
2003-04-05 12:06:17 AM  
"Arrrre y-y-y-you g-g-g-g-gonnnnnna mmm-m-m-mmm-m-mmmarry her?"

"P-p-p-pllllease d-d-d-d-don't t-t-tell mmmmmy mmmm-m-m-mmmother."

-Billy Bibbit,
"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"
2003-04-05 12:06:38 AM  
I think they're former child they're just orphans. Suckers.
2003-04-05 12:21:31 AM  
04-04-03 10:41:48 PM 3horn
. I think Pennsylvania was particularly active.

So was Alberta, till about freakin' 1979.

I love living here (although King Ralph's deregulation of EVERYTHING has destroyed the 'Alberta advantage' for those of us that live here), but I do wonder what people were thinking sometimes......
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