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(Forbes)   Think your landlord installed a hidden camera to spy on you? That's an institutionalizing. Fark: your landlord installed a hidden camera to spy on you   (blogs.forbes.com) divider line 116
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2011-01-12 06:23:42 PM
This poor girl gets committed and no one would commit the Tucson nutcase....sheesh
 
2011-01-12 06:27:20 PM
it's nice to know that a bunch of douche bags plus a group of ignoramuses can ruin someones life.
 
2011-01-12 06:27:47 PM
dj_bigbird: This poor girl gets committed and no one would commit the Tucson nutcase....sheesh

Please, she was Nigerian.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2011-01-12 07:01:01 PM
Even paranoids have real enemies.
 
2011-01-12 07:53:43 PM
Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me.
 
2011-01-12 07:59:49 PM
Ashtrey: dj_bigbird: This poor girl gets committed and no one would commit the Tucson nutcase....sheesh

Please, she was Nigerian.


Please.
 
2011-01-12 08:27:44 PM
You probably should line up a little proof before you make the claim.
 
2011-01-12 09:39:13 PM
People should lose a lot of money, and professional licensure, over this bullshiat. Not to mention, the apartment owner should be in prison.
 
2011-01-12 10:01:17 PM
I feel her pain. I keep trying to tell people about the chip they put in my head but no one believes me
:(
 
2011-01-12 10:07:15 PM
fusillade762: I keep trying to tell people about the chip they put in my head but no one believes me

We do believe you. We just won't admit that we do.
 
2011-01-12 10:12:17 PM
fusillade762: I feel her pain. I keep trying to tell people about the chip they put in my head but no one believes me
:(


We do belive you. We just don't care.
 
2011-01-12 10:13:24 PM
martha mitchell knows yer pain.
 
2011-01-12 10:19:45 PM
dj_bigbird: This poor girl gets committed and no one would commit the Tucson nutcase....sheesh

well you can't blame the school for thinking she was crazy. after all, she has a uterus.
 
2011-01-12 10:20:33 PM
fusillade762: I feel her pain. I keep trying to tell people about the chip they put in my head but no one believes me
:(


www.smh.com.au
 
2011-01-12 10:22:38 PM
Screw college, she just hit the lottery BIG TIME. If you send her your account and routing numbers to help her collect. . . . . . .
 
2011-01-12 10:27:33 PM
davidphogan: You probably should line up a little proof before you make the claim.

That turns out to be difficult. Often the only clues are giggles and remarks from the perpetrator and friends. Posts on the Internet are often too vague to be usable. Requiring victims to be even more devious than the spies that target them doesn't work well. With this kind of thing becoming common some better approach is needed.
 
2011-01-12 11:34:45 PM
continue to the site? WTF ?
 
2011-01-12 11:36:51 PM
This would make a great movie.
 
2011-01-12 11:38:11 PM
Good lord. I hope she gets every cent she asks for.
 
2011-01-12 11:39:09 PM
fusillade762: I feel her pain. I keep trying to tell people about the chip they put in my head but no one believes me
:(


I feel your pain. That Tostitos Bowl game was a biatch.
 
2011-01-12 11:40:15 PM
Gecko Gingrich: Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me.

methinks I'll be checking my apartment tonight
 
2011-01-12 11:40:48 PM
Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me.

Consider the possibility that she IS schizophrenic, and delusional, but only by coincidence there actually WAS a perv watching her.

I have to accept the possibility that the government put the chip in my head as a tracking device because they don't want crazy people who think the government puts chips in people's heads to walk around untracked.
 
2011-01-12 11:40:54 PM
But all I wanted was a Pepsi.
 
2011-01-12 11:41:08 PM
Why won't anyone install a hidden camera in my place? I keep reading about landlords or fellow renters making illicit movies of people, I even have a nice bump and grind routine down for the camera, hell, I have even offered to help install the camera and all I get for my offer is disgusted looks and restraining orders...
 
2011-01-12 11:41:56 PM
This article is not telling the whole story. In NYS, no hospital can put you under MHA unless you are suicidal. She must have said "I know my landlord is secretly recording me, and I am so upset by this that I want to kill myself."
 
2011-01-12 11:41:58 PM
brainiac-dumdum: dj_bigbird: This poor girl gets committed and no one would commit the Tucson nutcase....sheesh

well you can't blame the school for thinking she was crazy. after all, she has a uterus.


Hysterical
 
2011-01-12 11:42:32 PM
DreamWeaver: This would make a great movie.

www.thesoundtracktoyourlife.co.uk

I forget, but wasn't this one pretty close.

/Too many sex scenes. I don't remember the plot.
 
2011-01-12 11:43:55 PM
Mr. Potatoass: fusillade762: I feel her pain. I keep trying to tell people about the chip they put in my head but no one believes me
:(

I feel your pain. That Tostitos Bowl game was a biatch.


Hey, how did you know I was rooting for Oregon?
 
2011-01-12 11:45:25 PM
dj_bigbird [TotalFark] 2011-01-12 06:23:42 PM
This poor girl gets committed and no one would commit the Tucson nutcase....sheesh

As wrong, farked up and stupid $cientology is, the 1 thing they get mostly right is their attack on the "science" and "profession" of psychology.
 
2011-01-12 11:45:52 PM
fusillade762 2011-01-12 10:01:17 PM

I feel her pain. I keep trying to tell people about the chip they put in my head but no one believes me
:(


I PUT that chip inside your head.And what did we find out from it?

BORING! :(
 
2011-01-12 11:46:20 PM
What is sad to me is that this story is filed under "Entertainment" on the site.
 
2011-01-12 11:48:16 PM
The really comical part of this story is how easy it is for someone to be committed by another person 'for their own good'.
 
2011-01-12 11:50:43 PM
www.entertainmentavenue.com

Disapproves
 
2011-01-12 11:50:44 PM
To avoid being committed, she should have offered to have her family wire them $6m

/oblig
 
2011-01-12 11:51:15 PM
How is that even possible?
I thought that nobody could legally force you to be "institutionalized" unless you committed some sort of violence or extreme behavior and that it would be difficult even then...
 
2011-01-12 11:51:33 PM
AbbeySomeone: The really comical part of this story is how easy it is for someone to be committed by another person 'for their own good'.

And yet in a thread earlier this week some people thought it should be easier to involuntarily commit people.
 
2011-01-12 11:51:38 PM
CSB
A few months ago something just didn't feel right when I would come home from work. This feeling stuck with me off and on for a couple of weeks so I got this notion to put a security camera in the house. I would come home from work and watch the recording first day nothing, second day nothing etc. finally about a week into it I saw it my land lord coming into the house without my permission or any notification. He was in and out of frame several times but it looked like he was going through my pantry and the linen closet basically snooping so I burned it on a DVD and held on to it. I kept recording and over the course of a month this happened 3 more times. I went to his house to deliver the rent and in the envelope I included the DVDs of his intrusions. I didn't even make it home before my phone rang. I asked him what the hell he was thinking and he made a bunch of excuses about how it was his house and he had the right to check up on it. I told him if I caught him again I would give copies of the DVDs to the police I also told him I was changing the locks and wouldn't be giving him a key and if he set foot on the property again without notification and someone being home the police would be the least of his worries. I also told the people in the other 2 houses he rents out and they all felt the same thing. We all changed our locks and he doesn't come over anymore. I asked a deputy friend of mine and he said changing the locks was illegal but no law enforcement officer would do a damn thing about it considering the circumstances.
 
2011-01-12 11:52:27 PM
Begoggle: How is that even possible?
I thought that nobody could legally force you to be "institutionalized" unless you committed some sort of violence or extreme behavior and that it would be difficult even then...


Cultural differences, language barrier?
 
2011-01-12 11:53:26 PM
cold_war_relic: What is sad to me is that this story is filed under "Entertainment" on the site.

It will be entertainment if we ever get a legal opinion out of this one.
 
2011-01-12 11:54:33 PM
I hope she takes every fu*king nickel they have.

All of it.

Even the mops in the closet.

Seriously.
 
2011-01-12 11:54:33 PM
davidphogan: You probably should line up a little proof before you make the claim.

That turns out to be difficult. Often the only clues are giggles and remarks from the perpetrator and friends. Posts on the Internet are often too vague to be usable. Requiring victims to be even more devious than the spies that target them doesn't work well. With this kind of thing becoming common some better approach is needed.


"OK, so you think you are being monitored Ms.Whatever. Twenty years we would tell you to line you hat with tinfoil. Now this is not impossible but improbable in my experience. I know a security specialist with XYZ agency for $200 can sweep your home/apartment."
 
2011-01-12 11:57:17 PM
AbbeySomeone: Begoggle: How is that even possible?
I thought that nobody could legally force you to be "institutionalized" unless you committed some sort of violence or extreme behavior and that it would be difficult even then...

Cultural differences, language barrier?


What does that have to do with the law? There are many clearly deranged individuals running around our nation's cities, but nobody can forcefully commit them if they aren't hurting anyone.
 
2011-01-12 11:58:04 PM
dj_bigbird: This poor girl gets committed and no one would commit the Tucson nutcase....sheesh

Colleges have become very sensitive about potential nutters.
 
2011-01-13 12:03:42 AM
Tommy Moo: This article is not telling the whole story. In NYS, no hospital can put you under MHA unless you are suicidal. She must have said "I know my landlord is secretly recording me, and I am so upset by this that I want to kill myself."

My thoughts exactly.

And with patient confidentiality laws, they really can't defend themselves either against articles like this.
 
2011-01-13 12:04:31 AM
FTA:
This all took place in late 2008. Perhaps back then, it did seem crazy to have someone come in and complain about hidden cameras and the like. But nowadays, it seems crazy not to assume you're being observed by hidden cameras at some point in your day.


Just over two years ago? Who can remember that far back. So I tied an onion to my belt. Which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em.
 
2011-01-13 12:06:26 AM
Begoggle: AbbeySomeone: Begoggle: How is that even possible?
I thought that nobody could legally force you to be "institutionalized" unless you committed some sort of violence or extreme behavior and that it would be difficult even then...

Cultural differences, language barrier?

What does that have to do with the law? There are many clearly deranged individuals running around our nation's cities, but nobody can forcefully commit them if they aren't hurting anyone.


People that take it upon themselves to commit others know that they merely have to twist statements or the person's agitated state to fit their criteria.
It looks good on paper.
Also, there are many peoples from other cultures that are highly superstitious, etc. Couple that with a language barrier and bingo.
Law? WTF? Get a grip, it's all about convenience or making others look good or satisfying agendas.
Maybe someone in campus office was a friend of the landlord?
 
2011-01-13 12:08:07 AM
Maybe the landlord is one of those true patriots and is just dutifully watching to see that she doesn't go and build a mosque in her bedroom or consort with al-qaeda and the what-not.
 
2011-01-13 12:09:28 AM
Begoggle: I thought that nobody could legally force you to be "institutionalized" unless you committed some sort of violence or extreme behavior and that it would be difficult even then...

People keep saying this in the "Tuscon shooter is a nutcase" thread a few down.
Really? So this girl just complains that someone is recording her and they can forcefully cart her off to the loony bin? Yet that psychotic was running free and buying guns.
There has to be more to this story. And if not, I hope this girl enjoys being the new owner of Brooklyn College.
 
2011-01-13 12:15:24 AM
titwrench: CSB
A few months ago something just didn't feel right when I would come home from work. This feeling stuck with me off and on for a couple of weeks so I got this notion to put a security camera in the house. I would come home from work and watch the recording first day nothing, second day nothing etc. finally about a week into it I saw it my land lord coming into the house without my permission or any notification. He was in and out of frame several times but it looked like he was going through my pantry and the linen closet basically snooping so I burned it on a DVD and held on to it. I kept recording and over the course of a month this happened 3 more times. I went to his house to deliver the rent and in the envelope I included the DVDs of his intrusions. I didn't even make it home before my phone rang. I asked him what the hell he was thinking and he made a bunch of excuses about how it was his house and he had the right to check up on it. I told him if I caught him again I would give copies of the DVDs to the police I also told him I was changing the locks and wouldn't be giving him a key and if he set foot on the property again without notification and someone being home the police would be the least of his worries. I also told the people in the other 2 houses he rents out and they all felt the same thing. We all changed our locks and he doesn't come over anymore. I asked a deputy friend of mine and he said changing the locks was illegal but no law enforcement officer would do a damn thing about it considering the circumstances.


That was some fine detective work.

/Lou
 
2011-01-13 12:18:22 AM
m0llusk: That turns out to be difficult. Often the only clues are giggles and remarks from the perpetrator and friends. Posts on the Internet are often too vague to be usable. Requiring victims to be even more devious than the spies that target them doesn't work well. With this kind of thing becoming common some better approach is needed.

I'd think if you're willing to make the claim, some professionals should at least be brought in to see how valid that claim is before they look at mental illness. I didn't mean to blame the victim by any means, it just seems like there should be some evidence that can be presented, and hopefully from there bring in some experts to see if it's possibly happening.
 
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