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2014-02-10 11:56:33 AM
So they only moved the headstones?
 
2014-02-10 12:05:36 PM
www.joshwolk.com
 
2014-02-10 12:09:01 PM
I love the picture in the article.
 
2014-02-10 12:12:59 PM
OK we're done here.
 
2014-02-10 12:16:16 PM
That's crazy.
 
2014-02-10 12:16:53 PM
Wait I think Ive seen this one before.
 
2014-02-10 12:17:29 PM
Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.
 
2014-02-10 12:17:44 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Should have used this picture for the article
 
2014-02-10 12:18:20 PM
Soooo what kind of recycling program do y'all have? 3grand per body. Sheesh.
 
2014-02-10 12:18:37 PM
I don't know how i is in the north, but where i grew up in the south one can't throw a rock and not hit an old 'facility' graveyard. Even as kids we all knew where the local ones were. They end up being the subject or many dares.
 
2014-02-10 12:18:40 PM
Freddy's daddies?
 
2014-02-10 12:19:01 PM

BizarreMan: I love the picture in the article.


Yep.  Helpful pic of what such a corpse might look like.
 
2014-02-10 12:19:28 PM
What could go wrong?
 
2014-02-10 12:19:47 PM

lilbjorn: That's crazy.


No kidding. A dental school in Mississippi? What next, an air conditioner repair school on the South Pole?
 
2014-02-10 12:20:43 PM

BafflerMeal: I don't know how i is in the north, but where i grew up in the south one can't throw a rock and not hit an old 'facility' graveyard. Even as kids we all knew where the local ones were. They end up being the subject or many dares.


In MN we use them for kindling. Gets cold up here donchaknow!
 
2014-02-10 12:20:50 PM
Hey, on the bright-side they now have an abundance of volunteers on which to practice their dark arts of dentistry.
 
2014-02-10 12:21:34 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.


We used to lobotomize them, now we put them in Congress.  It's not much of an improvement
 
2014-02-10 12:24:11 PM

Smeggy Smurf: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

We used to lobotomize them, now we put them in Congress.  It's not much of an improvement


Heh, true.

Seriously though my kid is non-verbal autistic.  It turns my stomach to think what he would have gone through just 100 years ago.  :(
 
2014-02-10 12:24:15 PM
Beware Trefpaffer! Ye Olde Fchizophrenic Femetary, Forfaken Fpirits Fleep Beneath Thine Feete, Difturb Not Yonder Headftones Nor Thy Difturb Fubterranean Bonef
 
2014-02-10 12:24:38 PM
The University of Mississippi Medical Center planned to build a parking garage east of the dental school, but testing in the area revealed the bodies, which are believed to have been patients at the Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum a century ago. none of the bodies are identified.


Were there any survivors?  Can they identify anyone from dental records at the dental school?

 
2014-02-10 12:25:08 PM
3000 Dollars per body to move? Golly, couldn't they just take them up to the science, medical and anthropology labs and use them?
 
2014-02-10 12:25:54 PM
Coming soon to SyFy "Insane Zombie Attack!"
 
2014-02-10 12:27:26 PM
3 grand each to move the bodies? Really? I can rent a Case 580M backhoe for 4 weeks for under $1900.

Step 1.) Dig new hole.
Step 2.) Remove bodies from old hole.
Step 3.) Put bodies into new hole
Step 4.) Profit!
 
2014-02-10 12:27:29 PM
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2014-02-10 12:27:43 PM
The cost of moving the bodies is believed to be about $3 million, or about $3,000 per body.

Not to mention the cost involved with having their ghosts come back and convince you to kill your family.

awesomenator.com
 
2014-02-10 12:27:59 PM
The madness!
 
2014-02-10 12:29:09 PM

VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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What kind of crazy cubicle mad house are you enslaved at?
 
2014-02-10 12:29:43 PM
SLA! SLA! SLA!
 
2014-02-10 12:30:01 PM
This garage....is clean.
 
2014-02-10 12:30:17 PM
I'll see your mental health clinic graveyard and raise you

[lightning flash]

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

https://plus.google.com/116929781250794700535/photos
 
2014-02-10 12:31:20 PM

VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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Are you on NMCI?
 
2014-02-10 12:33:11 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: Smeggy Smurf: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

We used to lobotomize them, now we put them in Congress.  It's not much of an improvement

Heh, true.

Seriously though my kid is non-verbal autistic.  It turns my stomach to think what he would have gone through just 100 years ago.  :(


Don't look into it, the "treatments" that they use to preform are quite disturbing.
 
2014-02-10 12:33:19 PM
www.examiner.com
`The boys & I will do the job for some under-the-table teeth whitening. No receipts!'
 
2014-02-10 12:35:22 PM
that's a lot of teeth.
 
2014-02-10 12:37:37 PM

VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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I think it's a std WebSense filter. I can't get it either.
 
2014-02-10 12:39:08 PM

vudukungfu: So they only moved the headstones?


THEY ONLY MOVED THE HEADSTONES!

WHY?! WHYYYYYYYYY?! XD
 
2014-02-10 12:39:41 PM
Army of Dentists

/hail to the king, baby!
 
2014-02-10 12:41:46 PM

Captain Steroid: vudukungfu: So they only moved the headstones?

THEY ONLY MOVED THE HEADSTONES!

WHY?! WHYYYYYYYYY?! XD



Because Blackhawk needed more bus parking for their casinos?  Er, sorry, those are the graves of the Chinese rail workers who died in Colorado.  Carry on.
 
2014-02-10 12:41:54 PM

Stoker: 3000 Dollars per body to move? Golly, couldn't they just take them up to the science, medical and anthropology labs and use them?


You assume something like that exists in the state of Mississippi.
 
2014-02-10 12:42:06 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.


they're not treated much better now

and by treated, i mean, arrested and put in jail, since there are no other alternatives.  prisons are our new mental health facilities.
 
2014-02-10 12:42:16 PM

vudukungfu: So they only moved the headstones?


Headstones are expensive and institutionalized crazy people don't have much of an income. They probably surveyed a field and recorded which 3' x 7' space held which dead lunatic(s). It's much cheaper that way.
 
2014-02-10 12:42:40 PM
Tear down grandpa's plot and put up a parking lot.
 
2014-02-10 12:43:43 PM

pute kisses like a man: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

they're not treated much better now

and by treated, i mean, arrested and put in jail, since there are no other alternatives.  prisons are our new mental health facilities.



Yup, and also one of the US's biggest dumping ground for anti-depressant drugs now.  Much easier than actually dealing with prisoners' issues.
 
2014-02-10 12:44:15 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: Smeggy Smurf: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

We used to lobotomize them, now we put them in Congress.  It's not much of an improvement

Heh, true.

Seriously though my kid is non-verbal autistic.  It turns my stomach to think what he would have gone through just 20 years ago.  :(


FTFY
 
2014-02-10 12:45:39 PM
i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-10 12:45:55 PM

Bermuda59: Coming soon to SyFy "Insane Zombie Attack!"


I was thinking along the same lines:

"Demon Dentists of the Delta"
"Hygienists From Hell"
"Satanic Oral Surgeons of the Bayou"
 
2014-02-10 12:46:07 PM

jwookie: VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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What kind of crazy cubicle mad house are you enslaved at?



.A large health insurance company writing the software to randomly appending "Herpes" or "Syphilis": to everyone's medical profile just for fun.


AugieDoggyDaddy: VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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Seeing as I had to look up what that was...that would be ano.
 
2014-02-10 12:48:44 PM
Why link to a radio station and not the news source?
 
2014-02-10 12:50:43 PM

VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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Heh.  Mine too!
 
2014-02-10 12:51:02 PM

yakmans_dad: I'll see your mental health clinic graveyard and raise you

[lightning flash]

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

https://plus.google.com/116929781250794700535/photos


http://eofp.net/glore.html St. Joseph, Missouri. Museum. Creepy as f*ck.
 
2014-02-10 12:52:55 PM
well, mississippi did invent the tooth brush
 
2014-02-10 12:54:32 PM

Whatchoo Talkinbout: SLA! SLA! SLA!


Interesting that you should say that. I was reading about Patty Hearst last night. What does the Symbionese Liberation Army have to do with this story though?
 
2014-02-10 12:54:42 PM
The Dentists drilled too greedily, and too deep. You know what they awoke in the darkness of Mississippi.
 
2014-02-10 12:57:52 PM

BizarreMan: I love the picture in the article.


You mean the ad for the "10 of the Hottest latina adult film stars"? Cause I liked that as well.

Most indeededly.
 
2014-02-10 12:58:10 PM
Man i'll bet the Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum was just a wonderful place to be back in the 1800's. Opened in 1855, name change from Lunatic to Insane asylum around 1900. I'm pretty sure I saw this movie.
 
2014-02-10 01:01:16 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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Heh.  Mine too!


And yet I can get to Fark.com.   Well, I still have my smart phone for anything wildly inappropriate.
 
2014-02-10 01:01:56 PM
It could be worse. It could be in Florida.
 
2014-02-10 01:02:03 PM

DoBeDoBeDo


Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad. The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

Yet liberal -modern day- fark thinks it's hilarious and just that the U.S. currently runs rape houses.

Yay progress.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-02-10 01:03:01 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x561]

Should have used this picture for the article


They used actual human bones for that scene apparently.  It was cheaper than a model.  Yuck.
 
2014-02-10 01:04:15 PM

OnlyM3: Yet liberal -modern day- fark thinks it's hilarious and just that the U.S. currently runs rape houses.


"Rape houses" you say?
 
2014-02-10 01:05:26 PM

yakmans_dad: I'll see your mental health clinic graveyard and raise you

[lightning flash]

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

https://plus.google.com/116929781250794700535/photos


The stuff of nightmares.
 
2014-02-10 01:08:56 PM
I think I saw this movie. Did the construction workers start disappearing one by one? Security footage discovered only to show odd occurances? Face of the devil in the BUlldozer exhaust?
 
2014-02-10 01:10:52 PM

Stoker: 3000 Dollars per body to move? Golly, couldn't they just take them up to the science, medical and anthropology labs and use them?


No insurance? Sign up for our Teeth For Dentures Program!
 
2014-02-10 01:11:19 PM
Got to keep the loonies on under the path?

/Floyd
 
2014-02-10 01:11:51 PM

VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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So, the dead asylum patients were wearing bikinis?
 
2014-02-10 01:11:53 PM
OnlyM3:
Yet liberal -modern day- fark thinks it's hilarious and just that the U.S. currently runs rape houses.

Yay progress.


Show us on the doll where the liberal touched you.
 
2014-02-10 01:13:22 PM
Geraldo Rivera has devolved into a punchline the last few years, but he does get credit for exposing the horrors of the Willowbrook State School.
 
2014-02-10 01:13:37 PM

supershaft: OnlyM3: Yet liberal -modern day- fark thinks it's hilarious and just that the U.S. currently runs rape houses.

"Rape houses" you say?


Doot doot doot Lookin' out my back door
 
2014-02-10 01:13:50 PM
I went to school here (Not the dental school, but the same large medical facility). We used to play flag football and ultimate in this approximate area - east of the dental school.
 
2014-02-10 01:14:43 PM
I'm currently earning my pre-doc internship hours at a state psychiatric facility that is over 100 years old, so I am getting a kick out of some of these replies

/and "agida" from others...
 
2014-02-10 01:14:58 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: Seriously though my kid is non-verbal autistic.  It turns my stomach to think what he would have gone through just 100 40-50 years ago.  :(


FTFY, there was still some scary stuff going on moving into the 70s...
 
2014-02-10 01:15:11 PM

OnlyM3: DoBeDoBeDo


Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad. The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.
Yet liberal -modern day- fark thinks it's hilarious and just that the U.S. currently runs rape houses.

Yay progress.


Well, as long as we're getting all partisany...It was the conservatives that decided we had too many nut houses and basically just shoved most of patients back out on the street.

This was actually a boon for the conservative party.
media.salon.com
 
2014-02-10 01:15:58 PM

JoieD'Zen: yakmans_dad: I'll see your mental health clinic graveyard and raise you

[lightning flash]

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

https://plus.google.com/116929781250794700535/photos

http://eofp.net/glore.html St. Joseph, Missouri. Museum. Creepy as f*ck.


eofp.net

24.media.tumblr.com


That pic made me laugh incredibly too hard.
 
2014-02-10 01:16:00 PM
Free teeth for them to work on, a win-win!
 
2014-02-10 01:18:10 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: 3 grand each to move the bodies? Really? I can rent a Case 580M backhoe for 4 weeks for under $1900.

Step 1.) Dig new hole.
Step 2.) Remove bodies from old hole.
Step 3.) Put bodies into new hole
Step 4.) Profit!


Well you have to hire professionals, and not just some slack jawed yokel that knows how to operate a backhoe. They'll probably ensure that the whole body gets moved and not just what's in the bucket with each scoop.
 
2014-02-10 01:19:14 PM

Evil Mackerel: DoBeDoBeDo: Smeggy Smurf: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

We used to lobotomize them, now we put them in Congress.  It's not much of an improvement

Heh, true.

Seriously though my kid is non-verbal autistic.  It turns my stomach to think what he would have gone through just 100 years ago.  :(

Don't look into it, the "treatments" that they use to preform are quite disturbing.


OTOH some science has advanced to the point where we again are using electric shock treatments, LSD, and probes inserted into brains in a much different way, with good results.

/still scary to think about
 
2014-02-10 01:20:02 PM

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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So, the dead asylum patients were wearing bikinis?


I was kind of envisioning Dead Island bikini clad zombies.
 
2014-02-10 01:21:15 PM

patrick767: OnlyM3:
Yet liberal -modern day- fark thinks it's hilarious and just that the U.S. currently runs rape houses.

Yay progress.

Show us on the doll where the liberal touched you.


Some of the best one night stands I've had were from slutty liberal women
 
2014-02-10 01:21:41 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: Smeggy Smurf: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

We used to lobotomize them, now we put them in Congress.  It's not much of an improvement

Heh, true.

Seriously though my kid is non-verbal autistic.  It turns my stomach to think what he would have gone through just 100 years ago.  :(


Reading old intake sheets from Eastern State Hospital, he'd probably be labeled "Idiot" and locked away for life. That seriously makes me want to punch people. With few exceptions, the only "official" diagnoses were either "idiot" or "insane"

yakmans_dad: I'll see your mental health clinic graveyard and raise you

[lightning flash]

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

https://plus.google.com/116929781250794700535/photos


That place is AWESOME!!!

/going for an overnight in May
 
2014-02-10 01:21:46 PM
[This post is in response to several posts upthread discussing the atrocities committed by mental health institutions nearly a century ago.]

Last year, I read Howard Dully's autobiography, which details the lobotomy he was given at the mature age of 12. Why? His strict stepmother couldn't handle his acting out, which he did partly because he was depressed from his mother's death. He spent his teen years in a mental institution and his young adult years in prison. He started to take control of his life in his 40s and that's when he started hunting down his old medical records to discover who he really was.

If you want to read an informative article about Dully's life rather than a 300 page book (fair warning - his writing style is a little off-putting), here's a link.
 
2014-02-10 01:23:57 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.


If only they hadn't taken vaccines as children. There would have been no need for these asylums.
 
2014-02-10 01:28:16 PM

BafflerMeal: pute kisses like a man: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

they're not treated much better now

and by treated, i mean, arrested and put in jail, since there are no other alternatives.  prisons are our new mental health facilities.


Yup, and also one of the US's biggest dumping ground for anti-depressant drugs now.  Much easier than actually dealing with prisoners' issues.


Had an untreated schizophraniac in my bldg arrested last year after much surveillence for threatening to kill the President and some Secret Service/FBI agents. That's a federal crime, but he's sitting in the county jail until they figure out what to do with him. I don't think an answer currently exists.
 
2014-02-10 01:28:24 PM

JoieD'Zen: yakmans_dad: I'll see your mental health clinic graveyard and raise you

[lightning flash]

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

https://plus.google.com/116929781250794700535/photos

http://eofp.net/glore.html St. Joseph, Missouri. Museum. Creepy as f*ck.


Holely Fu*k!

www.interestingamerica.com
 
2014-02-10 01:29:06 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x561]

Should have used this picture for the article


They did!
 
2014-02-10 01:29:33 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Should have used this picture for the article


Now knowing that the corpes on that scene were real makes that pic so much creepier.
 
2014-02-10 01:29:37 PM

freetomato: Geraldo Rivera has devolved into a punchline the last few years, but he does get credit for exposing the horrors of the Willowbrook State School.


Watched the "Cropsey" documentary last night.  Had footage from that video in it.
 
2014-02-10 01:30:58 PM
 
2014-02-10 01:31:42 PM
May the creepy smiling dude from Poltergeist haunt the nighmares of these dental students.
 
2014-02-10 01:37:33 PM

lindalouwho: BafflerMeal: pute kisses like a man: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

they're not treated much better now

and by treated, i mean, arrested and put in jail, since there are no other alternatives.  prisons are our new mental health facilities.


Yup, and also one of the US's biggest dumping ground for anti-depressant drugs now.  Much easier than actually dealing with prisoners' issues.

Had an untreated schizophraniac in my bldg arrested last year after much surveillence for threatening to kill the President and some Secret Service/FBI agents. That's a federal crime, but he's sitting in the county jail until they figure out what to do with him. I don't think an answer currently exists.


It's a simple solution.  He spends some time in the looney bin getting the proper treatment. When he's released it's with the understanding that if he goes off his meds we hang him.
 
2014-02-10 01:39:11 PM

Spirit Hammer: VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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I think it's a std WebSense filter. I can't get it either.


Probably. I'm using OpenDNS and getting the same filter.
 
2014-02-10 01:44:47 PM

Smeggy Smurf: lindalouwho: BafflerMeal: pute kisses like a man: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

they're not treated much better now

and by treated, i mean, arrested and put in jail, since there are no other alternatives.  prisons are our new mental health facilities.


Yup, and also one of the US's biggest dumping ground for anti-depressant drugs now.  Much easier than actually dealing with prisoners' issues.

Had an untreated schizophraniac in my bldg arrested last year after much surveillence for threatening to kill the President and some Secret Service/FBI agents. That's a federal crime, but he's sitting in the county jail until they figure out what to do with him. I don't think an answer currently exists.

It's a simple solution.  He spends some time in the looney bin getting the proper treatment. When he's released it's with the understanding that if he goes off his meds we hang him.


*snort!

But seriously, the judge stated that she wants him to livein a facility that will immedietly inform the feds if he leaves. That doesn't exist in this state, if it exists anywhere.

/was a nice guy
//standard neighbor quote
 
2014-02-10 01:46:15 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.


What will really piss you off is the kind of things that were considered insane. Russia isn't the first place to lock up their homosexuals.
 
2014-02-10 01:48:16 PM
I'm more interested in the sidebar link for Michelle Lewin. RAWR.
 
2014-02-10 01:50:39 PM

pedobearapproved: Sin_City_Superhero: 3 grand each to move the bodies? Really? I can rent a Case 580M backhoe for 4 weeks for under $1900.

Step 1.) Dig new hole.
Step 2.) Remove bodies from old hole.
Step 3.) Put bodies into new hole
Step 4.) Profit!

Well you have to hire professionals, and not just some slack jawed yokel that knows how to operate a backhoe. They'll probably ensure that the whole body gets moved and not just what's in the bucket with each scoop.


TFA mentioned that they discovered the bodies during testing. That would mean shovel test pits, probably as part of a Phase 1B cultural resource management survey. They might have known from state archives that something like this existed, but not known exactly where.

And yes, any skeletons dug up would have to be removed by archaeologists, and the bones probably studied to some degree before re-interment. On an area with that many bodies, that does add up to big bucks. The Dental School has elected to practice "avoidance" (yes, that's the professional term) because it's probably going to be a lot cheaper to identify another area and do Phase 1A&B work all over again.
 
msP
2014-02-10 01:55:54 PM
Why do they need to pay $3 million to move the bodies? I feel like someone with big excavation equipment could move it just as easily as it moves dirt.
 
2014-02-10 01:56:50 PM

Tonto's Expanding Headband: I went to school here (Not the dental school, but the same large medical facility). We used to play flag football and ultimate in this approximate area - east of the dental school.


Well, you're boned. So to speak.
 
2014-02-10 01:59:29 PM

ERNesbitt: Spirit Hammer: VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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I think it's a std WebSense filter. I can't get it either.

Probably. I'm using OpenDNS and getting the same filter.


Didn't bother to RTFA or look at the site, but since it's a rock station odds are ~100% that they have bikini babes to do personal appearances and whatnot, and I'm sure they're very well presented on the site.
 
2014-02-10 02:02:17 PM

That Guy Jeff: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

What will really piss you off is the kind of things that were considered insane. Russia isn't the first place to lock up their homosexuals.


And we locked up some women with severe postmenopausal depression because we didn't know how to treat it.

/paternal grandmother, in the 50s. She had my dad at age 44, then twin boys a year later o_O
//family still refuses to acknowledge depression (being a mental illness) runs in the family
///"grandma was in Mayview because of menopause" lol
 
2014-02-10 02:02:42 PM
I don't believe in ghosts, but... Nope. I won't anywhere near there.

Nope.

/Nope nope nope
 
2014-02-10 02:03:05 PM

dopekitty74: Whatchoo Talkinbout: SLA! SLA! SLA!

Interesting that you should say that. I was reading about Patty Hearst last night. What does the Symbionese Liberation Army have to do with this story though?


Symbionese Liberation Army , State Lunatic Asylum. Seemed similar to me too.
 
2014-02-10 02:05:03 PM

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2014-02-10 02:06:59 PM

The universe is laughing behind your back: ERNesbitt: Spirit Hammer: VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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I think it's a std WebSense filter. I can't get it either.

Probably. I'm using OpenDNS and getting the same filter.

Didn't bother to RTFA or look at the site, but since it's a rock station odds are ~100% that they have bikini babes to do personal appearances and whatnot, and I'm sure they're very well presented on the site.


Feb 2nd Babe of the Day has a strange 'Are you looking at me or am I having a stroke?' pose. NSFW possible.
 
2014-02-10 02:07:20 PM
ObPendantic:  University of Mississippi, not Mississippi College.  Big difference.  HUGE difference.
 
2014-02-10 02:07:35 PM
I hope they got someone from outside the state to count the bodies.

/1-Mississippi, 2-Mississippi, 3-Mississippi ....
 
2014-02-10 02:14:31 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: 3 grand each to move the bodies? Really? I can rent a Case 580M backhoe for 4 weeks for under $1900.

Step 1.) Dig new hole.
Step 2.) Remove bodies from old hole.
Step 3.) Put bodies into new hole
Step 4.) Profit!


Sorry, archaeological and cultural heritage rules and laws no longer allow us to treat remains in such a manner. Pony up your 3K for the archaeologists. Actually, there could be some very good research coming out of a burial site like that regarding causes of death and so forth. I wonder how many had tertiary syphilis?
 
2014-02-10 02:14:37 PM

Smeggy Smurf: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.


We used to lobotomize them, now we put them in Congress.  It's not much of an improvement

"back in the day

 "


Still lobotomizing them, only in most cases it's with drugs. Or electric shock. Or both.

Do some research
 
2014-02-10 02:18:24 PM

TheOther: Feb 2nd Babe of the Day has a strange 'Are you looking at me or am I having a stroke?' pose. NSFW possible.


Holy shiat, Jan 24th is teh winnar.

NSFW
 
2014-02-10 02:28:07 PM
SewerSquirrels
2014-02-10 01:15:11 PM

OnlyM3: DoBeDoBeDo


Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad. The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.
Yet liberal -modern day- fark thinks it's hilarious and just that the U.S. currently runs rape houses.

Yay progress.

Well, as long as we're getting all partisany...It was the conservatives that decided we had too many nut houses and basically just shoved most of patients back out on the street.

Well we can thank clinton and zero for fixing that...oh wait, no. Even though both have had Senate majorities and billy-jeff even had several years where dims owed the house and senate so anything they wanted was passed.
 
2014-02-10 02:28:29 PM

dpzum1: Smeggy Smurf: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.


We used to lobotomize them, now we put them in Congress.  It's not much of an improvement

"back in the day "


Still lobotomizing them, only in most cases it's with drugs. Or electric shock. Or both.

Do some research


OK, I volunteer to do the electrocutions on members of congress.  I do get to use 440 on their genitals right?
 
2014-02-10 02:30:28 PM

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What is wrong with that chick's top? Strange photo. Looks like she has a disfigured rib cage.
 
2014-02-10 02:32:28 PM
Washington Park in front of Music Hall, Cincinnati. Former dump site for 'lunatics'. The bodies were removed, cremated, sent to Spring Grove Cemetery. RIP. There was a bit of magic involved...
 
2014-02-10 02:33:40 PM

vudukungfu: So they only moved the headstones?


One and done.   Came for this and did not have to go far.
 
2014-02-10 02:34:02 PM
Yeah, back in the day, mentally ill people were called patients. Now we call them homeless.

/the conservatives were right - the system was broken. But fixing it would take money, so they eliminated it.
 
2014-02-10 02:35:31 PM

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What is wrong with that chick's top? Strange photo. Looks like she has a disfigured rib cage.


I was kind of thinking that...something didn't quite seem right.   That's not a very flattering shot.
 
2014-02-10 02:44:50 PM
i306.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-10 02:45:45 PM

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What is wrong with that chick's top? Strange photo. Looks like she has a disfigured rib cage.


Dunno. Didn't see it. Both sources are blocked by me, and that's voluntarily. The former is a Clear Channel site ('nuff said). The latter is a 3rd party tracking link (or as I call it "Click for Coins")
 
2014-02-10 02:48:48 PM

BafflerMeal: I don't know how i is in the north, but where i grew up in the south one can't throw a rock and not hit an old 'facility' graveyard. Even as kids we all knew where the local ones were. They end up being the subject or many dares.


Didn't  img.fark.com just dig one up? The White House, I think it was called... Part of a juvenile prison, they sent troublesome (mostly black) inmates there... I think they dug up ~50 bodies there.
 
2014-02-10 02:53:25 PM

freetomato: Geraldo Rivera has devolved into a punchline the last few years, but he does get credit for exposing the horrors of the Willowbrook State School.


As part of our training for being Hab Techs we had to watch this.
Felt sick while doing so...and definitely wanted a shower afterward. With very strong disinfectant soap...and possibly Brillo pads.
Yeah...it's that bad.
 
2014-02-10 03:21:59 PM

tommyl66: lilbjorn: That's crazy.

No kidding. A dental school in Mississippi? What next, an air conditioner repair school on the South Pole?


Hey no--it is far more sane (heh) than a dental school in Britain...
 
2014-02-10 03:24:54 PM
OnlyM3:

Well we can thank clinton and zero for fixing that...oh wait, no. Even though both have had Senate majorities and billy-jeff even had several years where dims owed the house and senate so anything they wanted was passed.

Shorter OnlyM3:  "DERP"
 
2014-02-10 03:29:06 PM
The bodies have to be moved with dignity. Normal cost is $100. The extra $2900 is for the dignity.

Meet John C. Dignity, graveyard moving consultant.
 
2014-02-10 04:08:16 PM

i1089.photobucket.com

How to get rid of an inconvenient spouse.

 
2014-02-10 04:10:47 PM

2wolves: [i1089.photobucket.com image 674x1024]How to get rid of an inconvenient spouse.


Sheesh. You're damned if you masturbate, damned if you don't.

//and if that doesn't get 90% of fark, "seduction and disappointment" will..
 
2014-02-10 04:22:50 PM

haywatchthis: well, mississippi did invent the tooth brush


And it if had been invented somewhere else it would have been a "teethbrush."

/not valid in Kentucky or West Virginia
 
2014-02-10 04:28:51 PM

Somaticasual: //and if that doesn't get 90% of fark, "seduction and disappointment" will..


Feebleness of Intellect would get slightly more than half of the politics tab, but there'd have to be a particularly vicious thread on which half that happened to be.
 
2014-02-10 04:47:38 PM

2wolves: [i1089.photobucket.com image 674x1024]How to get rid of an inconvenient spouse.


Masturbation for 30 years? Geez. Aren't they tired yet?

And who among us hasn't been seduced and disappointed?
 
2014-02-10 04:56:58 PM

farkingbubbler: Coastalgrl: ransack.: VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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What is wrong with that chick's top? Strange photo. Looks like she has a disfigured rib cage.

Dunno. Didn't see it. Both sources are blocked by me, and that's voluntarily. The former is a Clear Channel site ('nuff said). The latter is a 3rd party tracking link (or as I call it "Click for Coins")


After what CC did to the original staff, "Rock 103" can blow a whole herd of goats.
 
2014-02-10 05:08:21 PM

2wolves: [i1089.photobucket.com image 674x1024]How to get rid of an inconvenient spouse.


I want to know what "Excitement as officer" is supposed to mean... A cop with a hard-on?

/Also, what's the proper amount of sexual abuse, since there's apparently an "excessive" amount?
 
2014-02-10 05:10:03 PM

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I don't know who Michelle Lewin is, but I think I'm in love...
 
2014-02-10 05:12:03 PM

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Ahh, yes, another satisfied Blue Coat customer!
 
2014-02-10 05:20:24 PM

Buttbone McGillicutty: farkingbubbler: Coastalgrl: ransack.: VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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What is wrong with that chick's top? Strange photo. Looks like she has a disfigured rib cage.

Dunno. Didn't see it. Both sources are blocked by me, and that's voluntarily. The former is a Clear Channel site ('nuff said). The latter is a 3rd party tracking link (or as I call it "Click for Coins")

After what CC did to the original staff, "Rock 103" can blow a whole herd of goats.


Yeah, they really farked it up.  But you do realize the two new morning guys now have direct lineage to Tim & Bad Dog?  Give it a try.
 
2014-02-10 05:20:51 PM
This has been going on with the medical center since the sixties and seventies. It's sort of a willfull amnesia on their part. Many archaeologists at Archives and History have repeatedly told them that this will be a problem and they've ignored them.
Allow me to post some scans of the newspaper articles that are part of the backstory on this:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4ELlsTMXaHwQWsxcWc0WXc1dFk/edit

and this:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4ELlsTMXaHwYW5oWmxiaW12cXc/edit?usp =d ocslist_api

and this:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4ELlsTMXaHwSDhkeDg3dVRjVUE/edit?usp =d ocslist_api

and here's the second part of the previous one:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4ELlsTMXaHwbm9OUVFIenI3Qm8/edit?usp =d ocslist_api

and here's another:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4ELlsTMXaHwbmU1cGx0TVJ3c3M/edit?usp =d ocslist_api
 
2014-02-10 05:28:22 PM
I live here ... unfortunately.
The local news says "they can't move the bodies because the price would be over $3 million....such a cost would be prohibitive".

// BS
// They get that much a month from Division of Medicaid ....
 
2014-02-10 07:33:07 PM
Hotty toddy body, Ole Ghost, the Grave.
 
2014-02-10 08:40:18 PM

cgraves67: Hey, on the bright-side they now have an abundance of volunteers on which to practice their dark arts of dentistry.


I lol'd.
 
2014-02-10 09:30:46 PM

SewerSquirrels: It was the conservatives that decided we had too many nut houses and basically just shoved most of patients back out on the street.


Nope, it started with Kennedy, and was a very liberal cause back in the day.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deinstitutionalisation#United_States
 
2014-02-10 10:15:03 PM

neversubmit: JoieD'Zen: yakmans_dad: I'll see your mental health clinic graveyard and raise you

[lightning flash]

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

https://plus.google.com/116929781250794700535/photos

http://eofp.net/glore.html St. Joseph, Missouri. Museum. Creepy as f*ck.

Holely Fu*k!

[www.interestingamerica.com image 426x283]


Soooo... becoming goatse was mainstream at one time?
 
2014-02-10 10:38:19 PM

aevorea: [This post is in response to several posts upthread discussing the atrocities committed by mental health institutions nearly a century ago.]

Last year, I read Howard Dully's autobiography, which details the lobotomy he was given at the mature age of 12. Why? His strict stepmother couldn't handle his acting out, which he did partly because he was depressed from his mother's death. He spent his teen years in a mental institution and his young adult years in prison. He started to take control of his life in his 40s and that's when he started hunting down his old medical records to discover who he really was.

If you want to read an informative article about Dully's life rather than a 300 page book (fair warning - his writing style is a little off-putting), here's a link.


I'm surprised he could even put a book together.

Somebody took an ice pick and scrambled his frontal lobe. They went through the eye socket, easy peasy. Doctors agreed that people with mental illness didn't really feel pain, so just tie them down..

I worked in ICF/MRDD facilities as a teen and young adult and got to see the long term effects of the lobotomy. Believe me - nobody I worked with was writing any books.

/I recall one guy who had a lobotomy, walked around all day muttering "I wana fark I wana fark." Yeah well .. Lobotomy scars do make it hard to find a good woman.

Seriously though, getting to see and work with the last generation of individuals who were raised from children entirely in massive state hospitals was an experience that still shapes who I am today. They all had stories of abuse and mistreatment.. It was an absolute atrocity.

// always advocate, always speak up for those who cannot ..

/// wish I could say things got better - but dumping them on the street after never teaching them to live outside a hospital wasn't exactly humane either.
 
2014-02-11 09:47:14 AM

Boojum2k: SewerSquirrels: It was the conservatives that decided we had too many nut houses and basically just shoved most of patients back out on the street.

Nope, it started with Kennedy, and was a very liberal cause back in the day.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deinstitutionalisation#United_States


Thanks for the link. It clarified how utterly full of crap you are. There's a rather huge gap between deinstitutionalization and eliminating needed mental health services because they cost taxes.
 
2014-02-11 11:02:51 AM

grimlock1972: vudukungfu: So they only moved the headstones?

One and done.   Came for this and did not have to go far.


Yes. Essentially, TotalFark account + continued immersion in 1980s pop culture == premature thread death.
 
2014-02-11 12:29:39 PM

SewerSquirrels: It was the conservatives that decided we had too many nut houses and basically just shoved most of patients back out on the street.


SewerSquirrels: There's a rather huge gap between deinstitutionalization and eliminating needed mental health services because they cost taxes.


Shorter SewerSquirrels: "Crap, someone knows history. Quick, drag the goalposts into fantasyland and fling poo!"
 
2014-02-11 01:52:14 PM

Boojum2k: SewerSquirrels: There's a rather huge gap between deinstitutionalization and eliminating needed mental health services because they cost taxes.

Shorter SewerSquirrels: "Crap, someone knows history. Quick, drag the goalposts into fantasyland and fling poo!"


Yep, cause that's what "I" do. As for Kennedy, this is what your link had to say (because apparently you didn't read it):

In 1955, the Joint Commission on Mental Health and Health was authorised to investigate problems related to the mentally ill. President John F. Kennedy had a special interest in the issue of mental health because his sister, Rosemary, had been lobotomised at the age of 23 at the request of her father.[1] Shortly after his inauguration, Kennedy appointed a special President's Panel of Mental Retardation.[1] The panel included professionals and leaders of the organization. In 1962, the panel published a report with 112 recommendations to better serve the mentally ill.[1]

In conjunction with the Joint Commission on Mental Health and Health, the Presidential Panel of Mental Retardation, and Kennedy's influence, two important pieces of legislation were passed in 1963: the Maternal and Child Health and Mental Retardation Planning Amendments, which increased funding for research on the prevention of retardation, and the Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act, which provided funding for community facilities that served people with mental disabilities.[1] Both acts furthered the process of deinstitutionalisation.

It sounds like he wanted to get rid of the big institutions and replace them with something more effective. Boy was that Kennedy ever a dick.

Reagan, on the other hand, dropped The Mental Health Systems Act like it was a pinko conspiracy and was later shot by a grateful schizophrenic; John Hinckley Jr.. Maybe that little detail wasn't in your history book.
 
2014-02-11 02:05:51 PM

SewerSquirrels: Reagan, on the other hand, dropped The Mental Health Systems Act like it was a pinko conspiracy and was later shot by a grateful schizophrenic; John Hinckley Jr.


Um, Reagan didn't drop anything. Congress passed that act in 1980, signed by Carter, and the Democrat Congress throughout Reagans two terms would be responsible for funding it and continuing it. The court decisions to deinstitutionalize the mentally ill came about in the 70's.

I don't get how politards like you insist on rewriting history when it doesn't suit you. Did you think Orwell was writing a how-to book?
 
2014-02-11 03:33:46 PM

Boojum2k: SewerSquirrels: Reagan, on the other hand, dropped The Mental Health Systems Act like it was a pinko conspiracy and was later shot by a grateful schizophrenic; John Hinckley Jr.

Um, Reagan didn't drop anything. Congress passed that act in 1980, signed by Carter, and the Democrat Congress throughout Reagans two terms would be responsible for funding it and continuing it. The court decisions to deinstitutionalize the mentally ill came about in the 70's.

I don't get how politards like you insist on rewriting history when it doesn't suit you. Did you think Orwell was writing a how-to book?


A. In 1981 the Reagan administration orchestrated the repeal of the Mental Health Systems Act.
B. While it's true that the Democrats had a majority in the House during the Reagan admin, the Republicans controlled the Senate for the first 6 years of his presidency. (you can look that one up yourself).
C. Deinstitutionalize ≠ throwing crazy people out in the streets. It is the process of replacing long-stay psychiatric hospitals with less isolated community mental health services. The crazy people in the streets thing happened after Reagan did A. and cut funding to mental health programs by 25%.

If I'm rewriting history, it is so that the history reflect events that have actually happened (events that I lived through). Not the myopic kind history you are so found of.

As for Orwell; admittedly, I did like the part about the rats (especially in Animal Farm).
 
2014-02-11 03:35:32 PM

SewerSquirrels: As for Orwell; admittedly, I did like the part about the rats (especially in Animal Farm).


They were cooler in 1984.
 
2014-02-11 03:40:04 PM

Boojum2k: SewerSquirrels: As for Orwell; admittedly, I did like the part about the rats (especially in Animal Farm).

They were cooler in 1984.


Yeah, but when aren't rats cool?
 
2014-02-11 03:43:12 PM

SewerSquirrels: Yeah, but when aren't rats cool?


You got me there.
 
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