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10-04-02, 02:48 AM
here in florida we have baker act.

this means you can report someone as nuts.
then, police collect that person, and send them 2 the nut house for further psychiatric treatment and evaluation.

Is there anyone you would baker act?

10-04-02, 03:20 AM
Let's just say it will be damned quiet @ work if we have that here :)

10-04-02, 03:48 PM
I would Baker Act myself. And I have proof

10-04-02, 06:59 PM
i'd baker act bush

10-07-02, 12:46 PM
But how can they throw someone in the nuthouse without evidence? You could pretty much point your finger at anyone and say they are cookoo and they would be taken away? I don't think that is constitutionally correct. I thought it was "innocent until proven guilty". By having to go into an institution for pyschological evaluation against your will, you are already deemed guilty. I think it has the potential to be abused, this Baker Act.

10-07-02, 01:09 PM
Originally posted by Halo
I think it has the potential to be abused, this Baker Act.

:D yup..

hmmmm.. i'd probably be baker acted before i could baker act anyone..

10-07-02, 01:19 PM
normal people are boring, and besides

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10-07-02, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by Frieda
:D yup..

hmmmm.. i'd probably be baker acted before i could baker act anyone..

Hehe how dare you agree with me! I am going to Baker Act you! jk:D

10-07-02, 03:05 PM
lol :D

no seriously, there are *a lot* of people i'd like to baker act!

10-10-02, 10:35 PM
Hey, I am mildly autistic, I have ausberger's syndrome, and a few other things.


10-17-02, 12:01 PM
Why is it called that?? :confused:

10-19-02, 10:55 AM
Why is it called that?? :confused:
Maybe it's because they've been out in the sun too long, thereby baking their brains. Lol :D

I'd Baker Act me, myself, and I.

10-22-02, 09:21 PM
i just read that there were about 82,000 baker acts in florida in 2000 AD.

thats over 220 per day

many of those were people were baker acted more than once in that year.

around 1000 people were baker more than 6 times in that year

10-23-02, 10:05 AM
America has gone crazy
I mean it always was like this, but now....

Next will be Bush Act
every person that has higher IQ than Bush will be sent to detention centers:D

If it was so n 1940s then all greatest scientists of that time would have been Bakered, Einstein comes frst in mind

you Americans are mad to lock away your potentially brightest brains

10-23-02, 11:23 AM
Originally posted by Avatar
you Americans are mad to lock away your potentially brightest brains
Yeah, I mean, every psych ward here is just brimming with stifled genius.

- Warren

10-23-02, 11:27 AM
here we are not talking about psyhics
here we are talking about people that seem weird to others
Einstein would have been locked away

btw- if anyone should be locked away then it's Bush

10-23-02, 03:32 PM
Why would Einstein have been locked away?

Nelson would have been though

10-23-02, 03:48 PM
because he was weird, had a nice haircut, spoke things nobody of the common folk at tht time understood

10-23-02, 04:29 PM
Husband up-set about buying a new car? Have him Baker Acted.

Room-mate not paying rent? Have her Baker Acted.

Children acting like children? Have them Baker Acted.

Father saddened about his children being abused in a domestic violence shelter? Have him Baker Acted.

Housemate wants to use the phone? Have her Baker Acted.

A friend will not pay back a large loan? Have her husband Baker Acted.

One of your children has summer vacation. No plans? Have them Baker Acted.

Want to end a tenet/landlord dispute? Have the tenet Baker Acted.