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sounds like wwasp.


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now that people being locked in is on the news do you think we could use this to tell the media about midwest? say that children are locked in just like the men are?

DES MOINES (AP) - Officials from a tiny Iowa town acknowledged Tuesday that they knew doors were padlocked and windows boarded shut at a house for mentally disabled men who worked at a nearby meatpacking plant.

But Atalissa City Council members told lawmakers that they didn't think the 21 men from Texas were being mistreated.

"I noticed the padlock," Councilman Dennis Hepker said. "I think it was very livable there. These guys were always well-dressed and clean and polite. There was no evidence of mistreatment."

Hepker said he became concerned three or four years ago about the padlocked front door and called the regional Department of Human Services office in Davenport and the Muscatine County Sheriff's Office. Nothing came of the calls, and he didn't pursue it further.

Councilwoman Angie Dickey said residents of the 300-person town never thought the men were in trouble.

"They never did complain about anything," Dickey said. "They were happy-go-lucky guys."

The Atalissa officials appeared before the Legislature's Government Oversight Committee, which is investigating the treatment of the men. They had worked at a nearby meatpacking plant since the 1970s through an arrangement coordinated by Henry's Turkey Service.

Henry's Turkey Service had been based in Dublin, Texas, but it's unclear where the business is now located. Officials say the company diverted much of the men's paychecks and Social Security payments to living expenses, leaving them about $65 a month.

The men lived in a 106-year-old house that locals called "the bunkhouse." Some of its doors were padlocked, windows were boarded up and the heating system was broken, leaving only space heaters.

The state fire marshal ordered the house closed Feb. 7. The residents have been placed in temporary protective housing.

Lawmakers have questioned how the men could live there so long without drawing the attention of neighbors in their small town.

Hepker said in past years local officials had been invited to tour the group home, though access had been tightened in recent years.

"Maybe that's one lesson we learn," said Hepker. "Maybe we should have looked a little closer."

The city officials said there's little they could have done differently.

"We're obviously a small town," said Dickey. "We do not have anything like a building code inspector or a housing inspector."

The council members said over the years the men, known to most in the town as "the boys," had become an integral part of the community. They attended church regularly, socialized in the town and even entered floats in local parades.

"If they were mistreated or if something was going on, there would be a lot of people who would be upset," said Dickey. "When they were downtown they were happy guys."

Hepker said, "I've never noticed any abuse. I noticed the front door was chained and padlocked."

Some lawmakers didn't buy that argument.

"These happy guys are not happy now," said Rep. Wayne Ford, D-Des Moines. "That's just too naive."

Department of Human Services officials told legislators they moved quickly once someone called a state hot line and raised concerns about the bunkhouse.

HHS spokesman Vern Armstrong said the agency was notified of the situation by law enforcement officials on the night of Feb. 5 and intervened the next morning.

"Our staff, in my opinion, responded very quickly to this," Armstrong said.

Less clear were reports that Human Services Department officials had been contacted over the years about the home, but had not acted.

"We're looking at our own internal process," agency director Gene Gessow told the panel.

In addition to hearings planned by the oversight committee, Gov. Chet Culver on Tuesday signed an executive order creating a task force that will recommend how state law can be tightened to prevent similar events.


The Melting Pot / Re: Count to 1 million
« on: February 18, 2009, 02:24:48 AM »
51 bottles of beer on the wall.

i have also heard all they are doing is transferring students so  they cant talk to investigators. i have not heard anything about a closing yet. ill have to look into it a little.

The Melting Pot / Re: Count to 1 million
« on: February 17, 2009, 10:27:51 AM »

you had the same idea that i did.

the only problem is that the programs could clam us bias to them. which would void anything we do.

we need a group composed of survivors and non survivors. and i still say we need medical pro's just to be safe. hence it would be a balanced group. dont get me wrong i wish it could be all survivors but like i said the programs could clam bias.

The Melting Pot / Re: Count to 1 million
« on: February 13, 2009, 02:58:57 AM »

cups of coffee per shift.

News Items / Re: Pathway in the news again 2/07/2009
« on: February 12, 2009, 01:40:16 AM »
Quote from: "psy"
She's one of those parent i'd put in the "sadistic fuck" category.

no that's in a category all to itself. i think i have seen her before on antiwwasp. she is just insane. oh well keep em talking so they hang themselves. i love cat and mouse. someone is saving this shit right?

News Items / Re: Pathway in the news again 2/07/2009
« on: February 12, 2009, 12:25:33 AM »
nope i didnt see that one. thanks for the heads up.

News Items / Re: Pathway in the news again 2/07/2009
« on: February 12, 2009, 12:14:51 AM »
i was trying to point out that it things like behavior are better dealt with at the home level. if you feel that i was advocating FOR this torture than you miss took what i was saying. i am in no way trying to give them food for thought, im trying to do just the opposite. if a child can have one of what is mentioned (unfortunately a lot could fall into this via teenage rebellion) which is worse to or equal to what the parents are claiming and it is better to deal with it at a home level why not their child? or do they not listen to people who deal with this every day. (which most of the parents fall under. example i know whats right even thought there is proof to the opposite.)

Quote from: "Johnny Ringo"
Quote from: "firstresponder"
Quote from: "Johnny Ringo"
shit bud ive done more in my life than you could ever hope. let me know when you get certificates form recognized collages, accredited  organizations, health providers. . or hell let me know when you finish high school. till than leave this to us grown up, collage educated people.

Let me know when you learn who to spell college you uneducated dolt.

i might not know how to spell but at least i am more qualified to deal with children than you are. please tell me what qualifications you have to work with children. than i might think you should be rather than a possible chomo.

News Items / Re: Pathway in the news again 2/07/2009
« on: February 11, 2009, 11:59:30 PM »
Quote from: "Guest"
jESUS, first, do you have to give these people more imaginary diseases to torture their kids for having? ODD? CD?

if you read the whole thing you will see that it says "Punitive treatments like boot camps and "behavioral modification" schools which restrict contact with parents, and place the child among other disturbed children, can do more harm than good.
Outlook (Prognosis)

The Melting Pot / Re: Count to 1 million
« on: February 11, 2009, 09:21:13 PM »

Roman numeral for 41

The Melting Pot / Re: Count to 1 million
« on: February 11, 2009, 08:16:19 PM »
93. sorry im dyslexic.

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