Baker Act

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by lixluke, Oct 4, 2002.

  1. lixluke Refined Reinvention Valued Senior Member

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    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?
     
  2. Bachus Registered Senior Member

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    Let's just say it will be damned quiet @ work if we have that here :)
     
  3. Thor "Pfft, Rebel scum!" Valued Senior Member

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    I would Baker Act myself. And I have proof
     
  4. lixluke Refined Reinvention Valued Senior Member

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    me

    i'd baker act bush
     
  5. Halo Full Time Nerd-Bomber Registered Senior Member

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    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.
     
  6. Frieda Registered Senior Member

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    :D yup..

    hmmmm.. i'd probably be baker acted before i could baker act anyone..
     
  7. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    normal people are boring, and besides


    Douglas Adams "So long, and thanks for all the fish"
     
  8. Halo Full Time Nerd-Bomber Registered Senior Member

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    Hehe how dare you agree with me! I am going to Baker Act you! jk:D
     
  9. Frieda Registered Senior Member

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    lol :D

    no seriously, there are *a lot* of people i'd like to baker act!
     
  10. Clockwood You Forgot Poland Registered Senior Member

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    Hey, I am mildly autistic, I have ausberger's syndrome, and a few other things.

    DONT KNOCK NUTS!!!
     
  11. Firefly Registered Senior Member

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    Why is it called that?? :confused:
     
  12. %BlueSoulRobot% Copyright! Copyright!! Registered Senior Member

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    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.
     
  13. lixluke Refined Reinvention Valued Senior Member

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    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
     
  14. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    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
     
  15. chroot Crackpot killer Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah, I mean, every psych ward here is just brimming with stifled genius.

    - Warren
     
  16. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    here we are not talking about psyhics
    here we are talking about people that seem weird to others
    Einstein would have been locked away
    agree?

    btw- if anyone should be locked away then it's Bush
     
  17. Tyler Registered Senior Member

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    Why would Einstein have been locked away?

    Nelson would have been though
     
  18. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    because he was weird, had a nice haircut, spoke things nobody of the common folk at tht time understood
     
  19. pumpkinsaren'torange Registered Senior Member

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    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.
     

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