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'Cave Man' Causes Trouble For Nursing Home (Ex-Cave Dweller Refuses To Wash, Raises Stink)
Aftenposten ^ | 18 Jan 2008 | Nina Berglund

Posted on 01/20/2008 5:02:02 PM PST by DogByte6RER

'Cave man' causes trouble for nursing home

A 54-year-old Norwegian man who once lived in a cave and refuses to wash is now creating a health risk at an Oslo nursing home, claim its operators. A local court has ruled, however, that he can't be forced to keep himself clean.

A lawyer for the so-called "cave man" (long known as hulemannen in Oslo) told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) on Friday that his client was "relieved and very satisfied" by the court ruling in his favour.

"He has waited a long time, and can now finally decide over his own body," lawyer Nils Nordhus told NRK.

Foul smell

Nordhus' client studied physics at the University of Oslo when he was evicted from a student housing complex in the late 1970s. His lifestyle and complete disregard for personal hygiene has always made him smell extremely foul, and other people have a hard time being around him.

He moved into a cave near the tramway tracks running adjacent to the University of Oslo's campus at Blindern. He also spent several years living in a pile of garbage near the Blindern tram stop, and authorities pretty much let him be.

Now 54, and suffering from the effects of his chosen lifestyle, he needs medical care. He was admitted to a public nursing home in Oslo's St Hanshaugen district and staff there forced him to wash.

The 54-year-old adamantly objected to his forced washings and sued the city, which runs the nursing home. He won, with the court saying the city can't care for him against his will.

Nursing home officials maintain that he still poses a risk of infection for other residents and staff of the nursing home, and that sores on his limbs must be cleaned and treated.

Respect, up to a point

Sylvi Listhaug, the city official ultimately in charge of social services, said she respects nursing home residents' rights to make their own lifestyle decisions. "But there must be a limit when those decisions affect other people, like staff at the nursing home and other residents there," Listhaug said.

It remains unclear what will happen now. Nordhus is demanding that the city transfer him "to a more appropriate place," but he seemed at a loss to say where that might be.

Aftenposten English Web Desk

Nina Berglund


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bodyodor; caveman; dirtbag; diversity; gerontology; multicult; norway; nursinghome; pc; pigpen; stinky
"Nordhus is demanding that the city transfer him 'to a more appropriate place,' but he seemed at a loss to say where that might be."

Perhaps the city dump would be a suitable place.

Or...maybe the court magistrate should be kind enough to provide this stinky caveman a guest room at his home?

1 posted on 01/20/2008 5:02:05 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: humblegunner; Xenalyte; Hap; Bacon Man; Allegra; Eaker; TheMom; thackney; NYTexan; Squantos

Dirty Old Cave Man Ping


2 posted on 01/20/2008 5:05:08 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (That midget hates it when I do that.)
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Photobucket "'Cave Man' Causes Trouble For Nursing Home (Ex-Cave Dweller Refuses To Wash, Raises Stink"....sounds like more soft bigotry of low expectations for cavemen
3 posted on 01/20/2008 5:05:26 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


4 posted on 01/20/2008 5:05:49 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: pax_et_bonum
He moved into a cave near the tramway tracks running adjacent to the University of Oslo's campus at Blindern. He also spent several years living in a pile of garbage near the Blindern tram stop, and authorities pretty much let him be.

Let My People Go!

5 posted on 01/20/2008 5:07:42 PM PST by humblegunner (My KungFu is ten times power.©)
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Photobucket Hey, there's a whole colony of these stinky cavemen living in Berkeley California!
6 posted on 01/20/2008 5:08:43 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

He could go live with the smelly Skunk Apes (Bigfoot type creatures) found in the South.


7 posted on 01/20/2008 5:27:15 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (If you don't want people to get your goat, don't tell them where it's tied.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I second the motion for sending him to live with the court magistrate.


8 posted on 01/20/2008 5:53:51 PM PST by KittyKares (.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Stick him back in his cave and forget about him.


9 posted on 01/20/2008 6:02:25 PM PST by Ronin (Bushed out!!! Another tragic victim of BDS.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Now 54, and suffering from the effects of his chosen lifestyle, he needs medical care

54 is awfully young to need a nursing home. He obviously hasn't learned his nasty lifestyle was what put him a nursing home in the first place. High time he grew up and started acting like a responsible adult.

10 posted on 01/20/2008 6:28:36 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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Stick him back in his cave, and let him rot.


11 posted on 01/20/2008 7:13:02 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: DogByte6RER
Or...maybe the court magistrate should be kind enough to provide this stinky caveman a guest room at his home?

That should be an option anytime these brain dead judges make these kind of brain dead decisions.

In the welfare town we used to live in, the house next door smelled so bad that you couldn't stand downwind of it without gagging. Human filth has a stench of it's own. I'd take a barnyard over it ANY day.

If he wants to live like that, it is his own business, but he can't expect everyone else to just put up with it.

I guess they could send a visiting nurse to the cave if he'd prefer living like that.

12 posted on 01/20/2008 7:19:14 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: DogByte6RER
The 54-year-old adamantly objected to his forced washings

My dad had the solution.

An elder brother once refused Mom's orders to take a bath.

Dad stripped him & put him in the tub.

That accomplished, my brother folded his arms, and said, "but you can't make me wash!"

Dad told him he didn't have to wash, and proceded to take the the big bristle scrub brush and lye soap to him. It didn't take long before there were screams, of "Stop! I'll wash! I'll wash!"

The rest of us had been observing the whole thing, just to see how it would go down. That was almost 60 years ago, and my brother hasn't stopped washing yet, and neither have the rest of us. LOL

That is what this guy needed, at about the same age my brother was.

13 posted on 01/20/2008 7:51:57 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

How old was your brother then?


14 posted on 01/20/2008 8:00:02 PM PST by Huntress (“When you have to shoot, shoot, don’t talk.”--Tuco, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’ll take him on. I’ve bathed fellas caked in stale urine and poo and hair all over.


15 posted on 01/20/2008 8:29:43 PM PST by cyborg (Long Island Half Marathon finisher!)
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To: Huntress

He was 5-ish. And stubborn.


16 posted on 01/20/2008 9:19:25 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: DogByte6RER

He’s mentally ill. Filth and disease is not a “lifestyle choice” it is anti-social and self-destructive. He needs medication, hygiene, and treatment, and the judge needs a lobotomy.


17 posted on 01/20/2008 9:23:48 PM PST by ValerieTexas
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To: cyborg

I’ll help. I’ve cleaned up my share of ‘finger painters’, too.

When I worked as an aide, I learned fast that the worst thing I could ever do was take a break, leaving a nurse ‘watching’ a 1:1 care confused or isolated patient I was asigned to.


18 posted on 01/20/2008 9:23:58 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: DogByte6RER; SunkenCiv; null and void

Even the wild prophet John the Baptist took a dip in the river every once in awhile.


19 posted on 01/20/2008 9:27:46 PM PST by ValerieTexas
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To: ValerieTexas

Maybe this cave man is anabaptist.


20 posted on 01/20/2008 9:44:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__________________Profile updated Wednesday, January 16, 2008)
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To: DogByte6RER

Perhaps a mental institution might be more in the line of what is needed than a nursing home. Anyone who lives in a cave, a pile of garbage, and refuses to practice even basic hygiene obviously has some psychiatric issues.


21 posted on 01/22/2008 7:15:41 PM PST by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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