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(CBS New York)   Horrible things can happen when a hoarding intervention goes a little too well   (newyork.cbslocal.com) divider line 49
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2012-10-03 02:55:23 AM
Therapy before the dumpsters arrive probably would have prevented this.
 
2012-10-03 02:58:45 AM
I seem to recall hearing somewhere that firefighters consider hoarder houses high-risk environments for this very reason.
 
2012-10-03 03:22:34 AM
Jesus Christ the comments are beyond idiotic. Who are these people?
 
2012-10-03 03:24:48 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Jesus Christ the comments are beyond idiotic. Who are these people?


Refugees from fark's politics tab?
 
2012-10-03 03:27:26 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Refugees from fark's politics tab? FreeRepublic


Fixed.
 
2012-10-03 03:36:50 AM

themindiswatching: Bathia_Mapes: Refugees from fark's politics tab? FreeRepublic

Fixed.


True, but if you frequent the polticis tab you'll see some very freeper style posts from farkers. Of course, there is a possibilty that they may be both freepers & farkers.
 
2012-10-03 03:47:19 AM
her 42-year-old son is dead

The fire, apparently set by the son


Look at all my sympathy!
 
2012-10-03 04:05:27 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Jesus Christ the comments are beyond idiotic. Who are these people?


I noticed that as well.
Holy shiat. Was this story linked on the derpweb somewhere or is this one of their virtual homes?

Damn. I'm worried about the 0.001% of them capable of violent acts if the election results are as predicted.
 
2012-10-03 04:08:30 AM

Rufus Lee King: Nice cheerful sort of story.


Dare I say... heart-warming?
 
2012-10-03 04:10:46 AM

Bathia_Mapes: themindiswatching: Bathia_Mapes: Refugees from fark's politics tab? FreeRepublic

Fixed.

True, but if you frequent the polticis tab you'll see some very freeper style posts from farkers. Of course, there is a possibilty that they may be both freepers & farkers.


I'll admit to being a Fracker (Frarker? Farper?). I like to get a varied view of things. Also, FR is sorely lacking in the snark department.
 
2012-10-03 04:13:10 AM
A fitting end for these types. They should torch 'em all and be done with 'em.
 
2012-10-03 04:18:03 AM

Rufus Lee King: Nice cheerful sort of story.



indeed it was.
 
2012-10-03 04:19:21 AM
An extreme hoarding situation ended in extreme sadness on Tuesday.

+1 for reporter. This was a well-executed snark lead. I don't care that it was probably unintentional.
 
2012-10-03 04:22:54 AM

fusillade762: I seem to recall hearing somewhere that firefighters consider hoarder houses high-risk environments for this very reason.


A lot of that is due to the Collyer Brothers, who not only were hoarders, but who were also so paranoid that they booby-trapped their house. The firefighters responding to the initial call set off a trap and actually got trapped themselves. To find the brothers' bodies, they ened up carefully demolishing the house from the outside.
 
2012-10-03 04:26:07 AM

Dwight_Yeast: fusillade762: I seem to recall hearing somewhere that firefighters consider hoarder houses high-risk environments for this very reason.

A lot of that is due to the Collyer Brothers, who not only were hoarders, but who were also so paranoid that they booby-trapped their house. The firefighters responding to the initial call set off a trap and actually got trapped themselves. To find the brothers' bodies, they ened up carefully demolishing the house from the outside.


Or because there are typically only narrow pathways through which it is almost impossible to walk through in a t-shirt and jeans, let alone full turn-out gear and the piles tend to collapse and trap people.
 
2012-10-03 04:34:36 AM
"One neighbor said Barbara Verboven spent almost all her time in a single room of the house, eating and sleeping in a room with a television on 24 hours a day."

Sad part of hoarding is, if you want to live in a teeny cell 24/7, there are cheaper ways to do so than camping out under an enormous landfill of your own making. This guy probably thought he was helping his mother out by keeping her in her own home.
 
2012-10-03 04:38:31 AM
Well thats pretty right bloody depressing there
 
2012-10-03 04:39:44 AM

Buffet: A fitting end for these types. They should torch 'em all and be done with 'em.


What types would those be?
 
2012-10-03 05:04:57 AM

Dokushin: Buffet: A fitting end for these types. They should torch 'em all and be done with 'em.

What types would those be?


Fat, lazy slobs that live in squalor.
 
2012-10-03 05:11:19 AM

Buffet: Dokushin: Buffet: A fitting end for these types. They should torch 'em all and be done with 'em.

What types would those be?

Fat, lazy slobs that live in squalor.


I bet you are a lot of fun at parties
 
2012-10-03 05:15:24 AM

Buffet: Dokushin: Buffet: A fitting end for these types. They should torch 'em all and be done with 'em.

What types would those be?

Fat, lazy slobs that live in squalor.


I'm sure you're trolling, but hoarders don't hoard because they're "lazy", and they don't intend to live in squalor any more than a drug addict intends ill health. They're sick, and they deserve compassion and help.
 
2012-10-03 05:41:19 AM

karmachameleon: Buffet: Dokushin: Buffet: A fitting end for these types. They should torch 'em all and be done with 'em.

What types would those be?

Fat, lazy slobs that live in squalor.

I'm sure you're trolling, but hoarders don't hoard because they're "lazy", and they don't intend to live in squalor any more than a drug addict intends ill health. They're sick, and they deserve compassion and help.


Commie!
 
2012-10-03 05:55:36 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Jesus Christ the comments are beyond idiotic. Who are these people?


Seems pretty obvious that they're bots. Few misspellings, literate construction at the sentence and paragraph level, but no semantic consistency. Someone is playing games.
 
2012-10-03 07:01:58 AM

karmachameleon: Buffet: Dokushin: Buffet: A fitting end for these types. They should torch 'em all and be done with 'em.

What types would those be?

Fat, lazy slobs that live in squalor.

I'm sure you're trolling, but hoarders don't hoard because they're "lazy", and they don't intend to live in squalor any more than a drug addict intends ill health. They're sick, and they deserve compassion and help.


just say it like it is. they hoard cause they're "gay"

yup
 
2012-10-03 07:02:16 AM

Man On Pink Corner: ecmoRandomNumbers: Jesus Christ the comments are beyond idiotic. Who are these people?

Seems pretty obvious that they're bots. Few misspellings, literate construction at the sentence and paragraph level, but no semantic consistency. Someone is playing games.


Or meow said the dog is posting.
 
2012-10-03 07:25:47 AM
I have known two hoarders over the years, one an extreme, climb over the stacks, rotten food on the floor bad. There were plenty of times I thought, nail it shut and set it on fire. It's the only way.

My fantasies always involved removing the pets and people first, though. The roaches and rats could stay.

Unfortunately the worst one was in an apartment. I felt so bad for the neighbors.
 
2012-10-03 07:33:55 AM
The comments are pretty crazy. I am not a supporter of Harper here in Canada, and I admit to calling the Conservatives the "Cons", but the level of paranoia in the USA is off the charts. Are you guys going to stay that polarized forever? How the hell do you get anything done down there?
 
2012-10-03 07:41:44 AM
Nothing of value was lost.
 
2012-10-03 07:55:51 AM

swaxhog: Man On Pink Corner: ecmoRandomNumbers: Jesus Christ the comments are beyond idiotic. Who are these people?

Seems pretty obvious that they're bots. Few misspellings, literate construction at the sentence and paragraph level, but no semantic consistency. Someone is playing games.

Or meow said the dog is posting.


LAUGHTER OL!!!

/please don't hate me for that
 
2012-10-03 08:08:47 AM

Bathia_Mapes: themindiswatching: Bathia_Mapes: Refugees from fark's politics tab? FreeRepublic

Fixed.

True, but if you frequent the polticis tab you'll see some very freeper style posts from farkers. Of course, there is a possibilty that they may be both freepers & farkers.


Frapkers?

GloomCookie613: Rufus Lee King: Nice cheerful sort of story.

Dare I say... heart-warming?


I donno. Those kinds of tragedies really burn me up.
 
2012-10-03 08:10:45 AM

PredDawg8: swaxhog: Man On Pink Corner: ecmoRandomNumbers: Jesus Christ the comments are beyond idiotic. Who are these people?

Seems pretty obvious that they're bots. Few misspellings, literate construction at the sentence and paragraph level, but no semantic consistency. Someone is playing games.

Or meow said the dog is posting.

LAUGHTER OL!!!

/please don't hate me for that


I haven't seen MSTD here in quite a while. I am missing her crazy, whack-a-doodle posts and (seriously) hope that she's okay.
 
2012-10-03 08:15:29 AM

FreakyBunny: The comments are pretty crazy. I am not a supporter of Harper here in Canada, and I admit to calling the Conservatives the "Cons", but the level of paranoia in the USA is off the charts. Are you guys going to stay that polarized forever? How the hell do you get anything done down there?


When everything goes right, nothing does get done... it's only when either side successfully passes something more potent than making Xdate "National Belly Button Lint Day" that the truly bad crap starts to happen.

I honestly think Emperor Justinian had it right... Take the entire legal code, look at everything in it, and start taking some pruning shears the size of rugby goal posts to it...
 
2012-10-03 08:17:16 AM
Daddy's dead, mommy's dying, and they want to take away his lifetime collection of crap.

Why is everything leaving him?

BURN IT ALL!
 
2012-10-03 08:32:39 AM

Buffet: A fitting end for these types. They should torch 'em all and be done with 'em.


The comments were pretty bad but I don't know if I would go that far.
 
2012-10-03 08:41:00 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Jesus Christ the comments are beyond idiotic. Who are these people?


I thought you were exaggerating. nope.

and yeah, sounds like Free Republic posters to me. guessing this story got linked to one of those sites... or maybe Drudge
 
2012-10-03 08:48:48 AM
Fellow derpers, let's use this hoarding article to argue politics!

I wish I was suprised at how dumb and angry some people are.
 
2012-10-03 08:49:32 AM
One neighbor said Barbara Verboven spent almost all her time in a single room of the house, eating and sleeping in a room with a television on 24 hours a day

While I wouldn't want to do this for the rest of my life, this doesn't sound so bad for a week or so. I need a vacation.
 
2012-10-03 08:52:00 AM
Jebus, don't they have a moderator on that site? None of those comments have anything to do with the story, besides being insane.
 
2012-10-03 09:20:00 AM

cryinoutloud: Jebus, don't they have a moderator on that site? None of those comments have anything to do with the story, besides being insane.


People like that are hoarding all the derp.
 
2012-10-03 09:30:52 AM

karmachameleon: Buffet: Dokushin: Buffet: A fitting end for these types. They should torch 'em all and be done with 'em.

What types would those be?

Fat, lazy slobs that live in squalor.

I'm sure you're trolling, but hoarders don't hoard because they're "lazy", and they don't intend to live in squalor any more than a drug addict intends ill health. They're sick, and they deserve compassion and help.


Fine, as long as they can be removed to a place where they can't make their families miserable.

/rescued a friend from a dude like that
//yeah, I mean rescued, as in snuck her and the kids out to another state
///he got to clean up his own damn mess
 
2012-10-03 10:29:54 AM

GloomCookie613: Dare I say... heart-warming?


A glowing tribute...
www.movie-moron.com
 
2012-10-03 11:57:36 AM

cygnusx13: karmachameleon: Buffet: Dokushin: Buffet: A fitting end for these types. They should torch 'em all and be done with 'em.

What types would those be?

Fat, lazy slobs that live in squalor.

I'm sure you're trolling, but hoarders don't hoard because they're "lazy", and they don't intend to live in squalor any more than a drug addict intends ill health. They're sick, and they deserve compassion and help.

Commie!


Democrat!
 
2012-10-03 12:20:01 PM
"One neighbor said Barbara Verboven spent almost all her time in a single room of the house, eating and sleeping in a room with a television on 24 hours a day."

So, your basic Fark Politics tab contributor. I wonder what her handle was.
 
2012-10-03 01:11:05 PM

Dwight_Yeast: fusillade762: I seem to recall hearing somewhere that firefighters consider hoarder houses high-risk environments for this very reason.

A lot of that is due to the Collyer Brothers, who not only were hoarders, but who were also so paranoid that they booby-trapped their house. The firefighters responding to the initial call set off a trap and actually got trapped themselves. To find the brothers' bodies, they ened up carefully demolishing the house from the outside.




No it's mainly due to the extraordinary fuel load that exists in these houses. I know of two (one was a friend's mom's house) instances in my city where the houses burned down and my GF's boss's house was severely damaged by fire.... all were due to the occupant's hoarding.

One episode of hoarding even had a fire start as they were cleaning.
 
2012-10-03 03:58:36 PM

Sass-O-Rev: PredDawg8: swaxhog: Man On Pink Corner: ecmoRandomNumbers: Jesus Christ the comments are beyond idiotic. Who are these people?

Seems pretty obvious that they're bots. Few misspellings, literate construction at the sentence and paragraph level, but no semantic consistency. Someone is playing games.

Or meow said the dog is posting.

LAUGHTER OL!!!

/please don't hate me for that

I haven't seen MSTD here in quite a while. I am missing her crazy, whack-a-doodle posts and (seriously) hope that she's okay.


thisu'n
 
2012-10-03 04:14:53 PM
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-03 06:49:13 PM

Mazzic518: Buffet: Dokushin: Buffet: A fitting end for these types. They should torch 'em all and be done with 'em.

What types would those be?

Fat, lazy slobs that live in squalor.

I bet you are a lot of fun at parties


So they say....
 
2012-10-03 06:51:00 PM

karmachameleon: Buffet: Dokushin: Buffet: A fitting end for these types. They should torch 'em all and be done with 'em.

What types would those be?

Fat, lazy slobs that live in squalor.

I'm sure you're trolling, but hoarders don't hoard because they're "lazy", and they don't intend to live in squalor any more than a drug addict intends ill health. They're sick, and they deserve compassion and help.


You're entitled to your opinion. I'm entitled to mine. Shall we agree to disagree?
 
2012-10-03 07:27:14 PM

ras django: Sass-O-Rev: PredDawg8: swaxhog: Man On Pink Corner: ecmoRandomNumbers: Jesus Christ the comments are beyond idiotic. Who are these people?

Seems pretty obvious that they're bots. Few misspellings, literate construction at the sentence and paragraph level, but no semantic consistency. Someone is playing games.

Or meow said the dog is posting.

LAUGHTER OL!!!

/please don't hate me for that

I haven't seen MSTD here in quite a while. I am missing her crazy, whack-a-doodle posts and (seriously) hope that she's okay.

thisu'n


I had to put him/her on ignore a long time ago. The posts were taking a serious toll on my sanity.
 
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