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Elan School / Hotel California
« on: November 02, 2005, 06:34:00 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find that "Hotel California" vs. Elan School break-down online? It seems like the original website that had it shut down. Anyone have any leads?

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Open Free for All / Current TV and weed
« on: October 29, 2005, 12:51:00 PM »
Quote

On 2005-10-29 08:49:00, Anonymous wrote:

Also, the feds can smell the pot from the

helicopter ...  :smokin:

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Open Free for All / Sleep Meds
« on: October 28, 2005, 06:26:00 PM »
Oh, and I suggest Valerian root as an herbal alternative. Recently the FDA has been concerned with Kava kava leading to some dreadful something or other.

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Open Free for All / Sleep Meds
« on: October 28, 2005, 06:22:00 PM »
Trazadone is an adequate drug at treating insomnia. They'll usually start you out at 50-100mg as needed for sleep. Keep in mind that this is a tricyclic anti-depressant which is very different from modern SSRIs. This is a class of drugs that has been abandoned for that purpose since the mid-70's. Back then, a therapeutic dose of trazadone was 400mg and upwards.

Nighty night.

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Open Free for All / Ghost Stories
« on: October 24, 2005, 06:47:00 PM »
I lived in NH last fall, in an apartment building built during the 20s. We lived on the top floor and there was always a weird feeling whenever you were alone in there. One time I took a shower (no one else in the unit) and heard loud music mid-way through. When I got out, there was the CD player turned on (it was off completely, no neighbor could have hit it with their remote accidentally) and it was playing Tupac at a volume we would never have put it at.

Also, I went snooping down in the basement and felt real chills go up my spine. It was a creepy fucking place, no doubt, but still.. I found a room full of all sorts of "lost suitcases" belonging to residents who simply went off and left them. Mixed in with the boilers and lack of sunshine it was downright fucked up so I had to get out of there.

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The Troubled Teen Industry / Charges in WilCa death (finally)
« on: July 22, 2005, 02:10:00 AM »
http://www.accessnorthga.com/news/hall/ ... p?ID=94295

Access North Georgia (by the Associated Press)

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CLEVELAND - Six counselors at a state-run wilderness camp for troubled boys near Cleveland have been charged with murder in the death of a 13-year-old boy who was restrained for more than an hour earlier this year.

A White County grand jury handed down the charges of felony murder, child cruelty and involuntary manslaughter Monday.

"This is all based on the criminal negligence or reckless conduct of these individuals," said White County District Attorney Stan Gunter. "It was due to the restraint, and how they applied it, that has led to these charges."

Travis Parker died April 21, a day after he was held face down by counselors at the Appalachian Wilderness Camp. The boy had angrily confronted one of the counselors for denying him food as punishment.

Parker had asthma and was denied his inhaler during the restraint. A medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.

An attorney for one of the counselors, Mathew Desing, said the counselors restrained the boy as they had been taught.

"They were doing what they were trained to do," attorney Abbi Guest said. "This is clearly not a case of counselors gone awry."

Desing "cared very much for the children he worked with, and he cared very much for the job of helping those children," she said.

But Gwen Skinner, an official at the Georgia Department of Human Resources, which oversees the camp, said the counselors were not following agency rules or procedures.

"We do not train staff to do face-down restraints," she said.

The other five counselors who were indicted were: Ryan Chapman, Paul Binford, Torbin Vining, Johnny Harris and Phillip Elliott.

Travis, who was from Douglas County, had been sent to the camp in February. He was on probation after hitting his grandmother, who raised him, and threatening her with a knife.

Since the incident, the state has retrained staff on the use of restraints and is reviewing its policies on when restraints may be used, officials said.  


ęCopyright 2005 AccessNorthGa.com / WDUN News/Talk 550.

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Brat Camp / Fake Camp
« on: May 02, 2005, 11:10:00 AM »
So Brat Camp has made it across the pond and the new season debuts this summer. Those of you who get the chance to watch it should know that this show is fabricated. The locations, "therapeutic process", and even the staff are different from the genuine program.

Compare these two lists. The first is the real faculty, the second the show's, and it appears the bulk of Brat Camp's staff is composed of B-actors-- with the exception of "Dr. Dan" who is listed as Red Cliff Ascent's resident psychologist.

http://www.turnaboutranch.com/parentsite/staff.html

http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/Sh ... wid-26266/

Does this mean the people of Escalante weren't "cable ready"? Or maybe the true nature of the program wasn't something people would watch for entertainment. Either way, this 'reality show' is a pared-down dramatization. Watch at your own risk.

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Open Free for All / Michael Ross needs to die!
« on: March 06, 2005, 12:05:00 PM »
Is this in Utah? I like their death penalty option of "Firing Squad". Very kepi blanc.



don't mind me...

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Open Free for All / Keep Salvia Legal
« on: March 05, 2005, 11:34:00 AM »
It'll be interesting to hear their reasons for banning it. It doesn't cause death and it's not abused.

People don't steal their granny's SSI check and blow it on Salvia. Nobody in their right mind would roll out of bed and say "Shiiit, I needs me some salvia divinorum!"

As 'drugs' go, it's pretty innocuous. I blame High Times for this. Anything sold in the back of their magazine is the kiss of death for that substance.

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The Troubled Teen Industry / Samoa / Paradise Cove anyone!
« on: March 03, 2005, 01:03:00 PM »
Ok, the website is dated to '97. Sorry.. should have checked.

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The Troubled Teen Industry / Anyone have a video of a seminar??
« on: February 17, 2005, 08:17:00 PM »
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On 2005-02-17 10:49:00, Anonymous wrote:

2. Changing tapes.  The seminars go on for hours."


Fuck "tape". You could stick one of these things in a cowboy hat. Life imitates 'the Simpsons,' right?

http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=wir ... ch+Froogle

The problem then becomes battery life and your shifty accomplise being able to park close enough to route it through a laptop.

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The Troubled Teen Industry / Psychology Today article on BM
« on: January 30, 2005, 01:13:00 AM »
Yeah, the article describes boot camps somewhat posthumously. And perhaps rightly so; boot camps are a dying breed compared with RTCs.

Still, you gotta admire his innocent optimism, "... that message is getting through only belatedly to the boot camp advocates."

I'm sure the "advocates" are appalled and taking appropriate action as we speak.  :roll:

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The Troubled Teen Industry / Psychology Today article on BM
« on: January 29, 2005, 01:07:00 PM »
"The Loose Screw Awards"
Psychology's Top 10 Misguided Ideas

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#3 'Meanest'
Correctional Boot Camps

In the late 1970's, government leaders were desperately seeking remedies for the nation's soaring crime rate. One solution, inspired in part by the tough love message coming from mental health professionals, was to establish military-style boot camps where harsh discipline and strict regimes would set people straight.

Although initial reports were encouraging, by the mid-1990s troubling stories bagan to appear about abuse and sadism at the camps. In 1998 five staff members at a boot camp in Arizona-- including the camp nurse-- were indicted in connection with death of a 16-year old inmate. At the time of his death, his body was covered with cuts and bruises-- 71 in all. The camp was eventually shut down, and 16 of its staff members were added to the state's registry of child abusers.

The biggest problem with boot camps, however, is that they just don't do the job. Recidivism of 60 percent or more is common-- as high as, or higher than, recidivism rates generated through more benign programs. Experts on learning have long known that harsh discipline mainly teaches people to be harsh themselves-- and to hate their abusers-- but that message is getting through only belatedly to the boot camp advocates.

As the head of a National Institutes of Health panel that studied "get tough" programs nationwide summed it up a few months ago: "All the evaluations have shown [the programs] don't work.

-- Dr. Robert Epstein, 'Psychology Today'  Feb 2005

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Tacitus' Realm / would be funny if it wasn't so Goddamn scary!!!
« on: December 14, 2004, 06:38:00 PM »
I'm pretty damn sure this site is a parody. The whole thing is satire. Great job, though.. this is better than http://www.godhatesshrimp.com/

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