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(The New York Times)   A look at the thousands of mentally challenged men who were held in indentured servitude and squalor on farms throughout Texas starting in the 1960s and finally ending in 2009   (nytimes.com) divider line 22
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2014-03-09 06:53:49 PM  
7 votes:
You would think that electing them to Senate positions was proper recompense.
2014-03-09 10:47:29 PM  
2 votes:

voodoomedic: meow said the dog: voodoomedic: August11: If I were a Texan, I'd be on my best behavior. Meaning I'd move to Ohio. And start a meal delivery and dog walking and reading service for the elderly gay community with Alzheimer's. And I would read to them Henry Miller novels. But I would change the names and situations so the sex scenes in the novels were homosexual.

/sick of Texas and stories about Texans

as mentioned above, submittard got the state wrong....Iowa, not Texas

/ sorry to hear about this tragedy, but dogpiling on Texas doesn't make this right

// but if it makes the lesser states feel better about themselves, feel free

/// 'cause no one here will waste one second clutching pearls over your opinion....and Austin sucks, don't move there

Holy shiat you are a moron.

and to think, I once sponsored you...sniff....how the times have changed


We can still do the sexing. I will just use the monosyllabic word of safety for you.
2014-03-09 10:02:14 PM  
2 votes:

TheHighlandHowler: There's a POV video as well


That's not the usual POV video I'm used to.
2014-03-09 09:42:34 PM  
2 votes:
The Bush family?
2014-03-10 01:03:29 AM  
1 votes:

Huskadoodle: Marcintosh: Business want less regulations for the same reason thieves want fewer police - so they can get away with murder"

so goes with those who demand no voter identification.....MURDER


?  I hope you've stopped drinking because if you haven't Monday's gonna be hellish on you -
That or -
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Either way, enjoy your next 36 hours
2014-03-10 12:40:10 AM  
1 votes:

craigdamage: Every single time I have ever encountered someone who is visiting Texas for the first time they ALWAYS state that it is no way like they had expected.


Yeah but do you really think they would say "Boy, this place sure is a redneck shiathole!" if they were thinking it?
2014-03-09 11:53:18 PM  
1 votes:
Good thing they were safely in Iowa after the death penalty moratorium was lifted. The retards Texas doesn't elect to office we execute.
2014-03-09 11:42:47 PM  
1 votes:

meow said the dog: voodoomedic: meow said the dog: voodoomedic: August11: If I were a Texan, I'd be on my best behavior. Meaning I'd move to Ohio. And start a meal delivery and dog walking and reading service for the elderly gay community with Alzheimer's. And I would read to them Henry Miller novels. But I would change the names and situations so the sex scenes in the novels were homosexual.

/sick of Texas and stories about Texans

as mentioned above, submittard got the state wrong....Iowa, not Texas

/ sorry to hear about this tragedy, but dogpiling on Texas doesn't make this right

// but if it makes the lesser states feel better about themselves, feel free

/// 'cause no one here will waste one second clutching pearls over your opinion....and Austin sucks, don't move there

Holy shiat you are a moron.

and to think, I once sponsored you...sniff....how the times have changed

We can still do the sexing. I will just use the monosyllabic word of safety for you.


And with this alone, Meow comes back off my ignore list because that was awesome.
2014-03-09 11:36:34 PM  
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: zedster: FTFA:Mr. Henry says he is appealing the unfavorable verdict in the E.E.O.C. case. As for all those lawyers and social workers and "bureaucrats" who say the company exploited the men - well, he says, they were hoodwinked.
"They got conned," he says. "Some guys with I.Q.s of 60 and 70 conned them, and they never even knew it."

*rage twitch*


FTFA: The 2007 time sheets for Mr. Wilkins tell the tale. No matter how many hours he worked - 163 hours in one period, 139.59 in another - his earnings were always shown to be exactly $1,041.09. And his take-home pay never exceeded $65.

They were all told that the money being taken out was building them a retirement home.  But, to the surprise of absolutely no one but the developmentally disabled, there was no home and no retirement.  He left it to the State to figure it all out when he decided to retire them involuntarily from their jobs.

All through the article, I was thinking, "Only a religious person could do the mental gymnastics required to think he did nothing wrong, and was in fact doing a good deed."

I looked Kenneth Henry up.  Turns out that, in addition to being the head of the turkey business, he's also a Director for Proctor Baptist Church.

Surprise, surprise.
 

As they say in Texas, some people are in dire need of killin'.


Yeah Stalin, Mao, and Pol pot were quite the dyed in the wool creationists
2014-03-09 10:38:50 PM  
1 votes:

voodoomedic: August11: If I were a Texan, I'd be on my best behavior. Meaning I'd move to Ohio. And start a meal delivery and dog walking and reading service for the elderly gay community with Alzheimer's. And I would read to them Henry Miller novels. But I would change the names and situations so the sex scenes in the novels were homosexual.

/sick of Texas and stories about Texans

as mentioned above, submittard got the state wrong....Iowa, not Texas

/ sorry to hear about this tragedy, but dogpiling on Texas doesn't make this right

// but if it makes the lesser states feel better about themselves, feel free

/// 'cause no one here will waste one second clutching pearls over your opinion....and Austin sucks, don't move there


Holy shiat you are a moron.
2014-03-09 10:37:48 PM  
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: zedster: FTFA:Mr. Henry says he is appealing the unfavorable verdict in the E.E.O.C. case. As for all those lawyers and social workers and "bureaucrats" who say the company exploited the men - well, he says, they were hoodwinked.
"They got conned," he says. "Some guys with I.Q.s of 60 and 70 conned them, and they never even knew it."

*rage twitch*


FTFA: The 2007 time sheets for Mr. Wilkins tell the tale. No matter how many hours he worked - 163 hours in one period, 139.59 in another - his earnings were always shown to be exactly $1,041.09. And his take-home pay never exceeded $65.

They were all told that the money being taken out was building them a retirement home.  But, to the surprise of absolutely no one but the developmentally disabled, there was no home and no retirement.  He left it to the State to figure it all out when he decided to retire them involuntarily from their jobs.

All through the article, I was thinking, "Only a religious person could do the mental gymnastics required to think he did nothing wrong, and was in fact doing a good deed."

I looked Kenneth Henry up.  Turns out that, in addition to being the head of the turkey business, he's also a Director for Proctor Baptist Church.

Surprise, surprise.
 

As they say in Texas, some people are in dire need of killin'.



A good and proper atheist like "Uncle Joe" Stalin would have taken care of these guys like no religious person could. These guys would have been terminated and the average citizen would live as these mentally handicapped guys did. 

/But...but...the religious are the bad guys!
//Atheists are just misunderstood!
2014-03-09 10:33:56 PM  
1 votes:
Texans don't really care what Yankees think about anything.

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2014-03-09 10:27:51 PM  
1 votes:

Gulper Eel: Benevolent Misanthrope: Iowa. They lived in Iowa.

Shut up. This is now a when-in-doubt-piss-on-Texas thread. Actually reading the article is no longer relevant.


The real victim in all of this is  Gulper Eel. I'll organize a candlelight vigil tonight.
2014-03-09 10:22:49 PM  
1 votes:
Forgive me for being confused. I thought all mentally retarded people were born in Texas.
2014-03-09 10:10:03 PM  
1 votes:
Mr. Berg has never returned to the ranch in Goldthwaite, where Kenneth Henry now clatters his walker down the darkened hall of the never-completed retirement home, wishing that he had done some things differently, but still very proud of how his company empowered the men.

Frankly, Mr Henry can go DIAF.
2014-03-09 10:03:49 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: Therion: You would think that electing them to Senate positions was proper recompense.

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Or the House.


Governor

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2014-03-09 10:02:14 PM  
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: zedster: FTFA:Mr. Henry says he is appealing the unfavorable verdict in the E.E.O.C. case. As for all those lawyers and social workers and "bureaucrats" who say the company exploited the men - well, he says, they were hoodwinked.
"They got conned," he says. "Some guys with I.Q.s of 60 and 70 conned them, and they never even knew it."

*rage twitch*


FTFA: The 2007 time sheets for Mr. Wilkins tell the tale. No matter how many hours he worked - 163 hours in one period, 139.59 in another - his earnings were always shown to be exactly $1,041.09. And his take-home pay never exceeded $65.

They were all told that the money being taken out was building them a retirement home.  But, to the surprise of absolutely no one but the developmentally disabled, there was no home and no retirement.  He left it to the State to figure it all out when he decided to retire them involuntarily from their jobs.

All through the article, I was thinking, "Only a religious person could do the mental gymnastics required to think he did nothing wrong, and was in fact doing a good deed."

I looked Kenneth Henry up.  Turns out that, in addition to being the head of the turkey business, he's also a Director for Proctor Baptist Church.

Surprise, surprise.
 

As they say in Texas, some people are in dire need of killin'.


And you mean to say there was never no Mouse Circus for Mr. Jingles to go to? Tell me again about the rabbits, George.
2014-03-09 10:00:36 PM  
1 votes:
If I were a Texan, I'd be on my best behavior. Meaning I'd move to Ohio. And start a meal delivery and dog walking and reading service for the elderly gay community with Alzheimer's. And I would read to them Henry Miller novels. But I would change the names and situations so the sex scenes in the novels were homosexual.

/sick of Texas and stories about Texans
2014-03-09 09:56:19 PM  
1 votes:
And these guys had it easy compared to a Mexican caught on this side of the border and 'employed' rather than sent back.
2014-03-09 09:53:40 PM  
1 votes:

Gulper Eel: Benevolent Misanthrope: Iowa. They lived in Iowa.

Shut up. This is now a when-in-doubt-piss-on-Texas thread. Actually reading the article is no longer relevant.


Uh... Welcome to Fark?
2014-03-09 09:47:54 PM  
1 votes:
Based on this, i suddenly believe fast food workers should all be paid $15/hour.
2014-03-09 08:36:43 PM  
1 votes:
See this coming towards you? Run for your f*cking life.
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