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Jury awards $16.5 million in State College (PA) suit
Centre Daily Times ^ | February 17, 2012 | Matt Carroll

Posted on 02/18/2012 9:45:58 PM PST by StopGlobalWhining

A jury awarded $16.5 million Thursday to a woman who said she was drugged with carbon dioxide and manipulated to believe she was raped by family members at the hands of a former State College psychologist. ...

Cantorna said his client was made to believe she was raped at the hands of her family and abused in cultlike rituals by prominent members of the community.

Metter was accused in the civil lawsuit of creating those images and suggesting them as reality while the woman was drugged and in her most vulnerable state.

“He took a woman who never had any history of this and made her relive the most horrific things one could imagine,” Cantorna said Thursday during closing arguments in the six-day civil trial. “He made her live it.”

Metter administered the mixture, pumped through a mask placed over the woman’s face. He thought the treatment would help recover repressed memories, according to the suit.

The lawsuit alleged the woman suffered lasting emotional anguish as a result. It also stated she suffered a brain injury due to repeated exposures to a mixture of carbon dioxide and oxygen.

Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/2012/02/17/3093608/jury-awards-165-million.html#storylink=omni_popular%23wgt=pop#storylink=cpy

(Excerpt) Read more at centredaily.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: gricar; sandusky; weird
This is a very weird story that seemed to come out of nowhere. I, and others here in State College, PA (Think Penn State University} who I have spoken with about this had never heard anything at all about this until it was published in our local paper.

And then this from the article:

He called to the stand a therapist from Pittsburgh, formerly of State College, who testified Thursday she treated two separate patients who reported similar cult abuse in Centre County.

Whoa! Does the name Jerry Sandusky Ring a bell? How about our disappeared (6 yrs ago) District Attorney Ray Gricar?

Very strange things are happening around here.

1 posted on 02/18/2012 9:46:03 PM PST by StopGlobalWhining
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To: StopGlobalWhining

Carbon Dioxide?

Get real, that is not a drug, and will not intoxicate you.

Did you mean Nitrous Oxide?


2 posted on 02/18/2012 9:54:23 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: StopGlobalWhining

Carbon Dioxide?

Get real, that is not a drug, and will not intoxicate you.

Did you mean Nitrous Oxide?


3 posted on 02/18/2012 9:54:31 PM PST by Kansas58
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4 posted on 02/18/2012 10:07:22 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Kansas58
Whole host of side affects from CO2 poisoning including memory problems and hallucinations
5 posted on 02/18/2012 10:18:00 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: Cold Heart
Nonsense! There is no such thing as “C02 poisoning”

Carbon DiOxide is NOT poison, it is a harmless, inert gas.

As long as you have Oxygen, you will be fine.

Carbon Monoxide? That is an entirely different story!

6 posted on 02/18/2012 10:22:16 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

Look it up


7 posted on 02/18/2012 10:26:59 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: Kansas58

Carbon dioxide inhaled in high concentrations can be an anesthetic. When retained in the body as the result of severe lung disease, it can result in CO2 narcosis, coma, and death.

Carbon dioxide anesthesia was used in obstetrics and other surgery in the fifties, and is now used in pigs prior to slaughter. More humane than electroshock.

General anesthesia by a non-anesthesiologist and without proper monitoring and backup is a risky business, indeed.


8 posted on 02/18/2012 10:29:38 PM PST by MikeNJ
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To: MikeNJ

thanks. Your post beat me to it.

I’ve heard of patients whose psychologist found “repressed memories” of abuse, but the carbon dioxide is a new one to me.


9 posted on 02/18/2012 10:43:58 PM PST by LadyDoc
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To: StopGlobalWhining

Sure are a bunch of sick puppies in State College, PA. But they all stick together because “their football team is all important.” And I thought Berkeley, CA was a rotten place.


10 posted on 02/18/2012 11:07:20 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Kansas58

Check out movie “Apollo 13.” Astronauts had to literally fit square pegs into round holes to prevent death from CO2 poisoning before any of the many other threats could have killed them. There also were hundreds of folks who died of CO2 poisoning in Africa when when a volcanic lake suddenly released a lot of it. CO2 is certainly not the cause of climate change (it may be an effect of it from other causes) and isn’t poisonous at common levels, but too much, or even too little of it, is dangerous. Even too much water or O2 can kill you.


11 posted on 02/19/2012 12:09:23 AM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Kansas58
“As long as you have Oxygen, you will be fine.”

I imagine that is the effect of the CO2 - displacing the oxygen. Perhaps like the hallucinations that sometimes occur with climbers at VERY high altitudes and under extreme body stress.

I knew a gal that claimed the university was doing experiments on her through radio waves. I just figured it was because she was a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, but now....

12 posted on 02/19/2012 12:30:11 AM PST by 21twelve
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To: StopGlobalWhining

Really odd but who can tell what memories are brought up or implanted when seeing a nut like the dr.
Maybe that didn’t come out right. Just saying its easy for them to implant a memory and you might never know it.


13 posted on 02/19/2012 3:04:34 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: StopGlobalWhining
[...] a woman who said she was drugged with carbon dioxide and manipulated to believe she was raped by family members at the hands of a former State College psychologist. [...] Cantorna said his client was made to believe she was raped at the hands of her family and abused in cultlike rituals by prominent members of the community.

Such a poorly written article! Why the overuse of the Passive Mood?

[...] a woman who said that a former State College psychologist drugged her with carbon dioxide and manipulated her to believe she had been raped by family members. [...] Cantorna said his client was made to believe that her family and also prominent members of the community raped and abused her in cultlike rituals.

Regards,

14 posted on 02/19/2012 3:22:56 AM PST by alexander_busek
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To: StopGlobalWhining
"The lawsuit alleged the woman suffered lasting emotional anguish as a result. It also stated she suffered a brain injury due to repeated exposures to a mixture of carbon dioxide and oxygen."

"A mixture of carbon dioxide and oxygen"? I've been exposed to a mixture of carbon dioxide and oxygen for some 60 years now without any major brain injury. (Or at least I haven't started voting for Democrats or anything.)

Some critical details must be absent from the article!

15 posted on 02/19/2012 4:21:56 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

My daughter giot water poisoning when she was a baby. She almost died. She did get a brain injury.


16 posted on 02/19/2012 4:24:26 AM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Kansas58

Hypercapnia will make a person super suggestible. It will also stimulate severe panic attacks and anxiety.

The LSD researchers of the 60’s had trouble identifying subjects who were going to have bad trips so they prescreened the subjects with high levels of CO2 and watched their response.


17 posted on 02/19/2012 5:32:48 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: Kansas58

You had better watch out for the dihydrogenmonoxide as it will kill you!


18 posted on 02/19/2012 5:38:08 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: StopGlobalWhining

Bad therapy techniques by therapists have planted and validated false memories of sexual abuse by fathers for many years. Even Freud was guilty of this with improper training in hypnosis which he used to treat women with hysteria.

When Freud’s patients accused their wealthy fathers, the fathers turned on Freud and was going to destroy him. To cover his arse, he developed the Oedipus Complex where he said that the sexual abuse did not happen but the daughters wanted it to happen!

I’ve followed many cases and the work of Elizabeth Loftus and the False Memory Foundation for years. Lot’s of people harmed by bad therapists.


19 posted on 02/19/2012 5:43:55 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: Cold Heart; All

Well, I guess I learned something, thanks all!


20 posted on 02/19/2012 8:14:43 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58
Try Google

Carbogen

Carbogen, or "Meduna's Mixture" is a combination of carbon dioxide and oxygen which contains plenty of oxygen for a human to breathe, but which also has higher than normal levels of carbon dioxide. When taken intentionally to trigger an abreaction it can also cause feelings of panic and anxiety.

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History #
Carbogen was used in combination with psychedelic therapy (primarily in the 1960's), as an introductory experience to test how a person would react to unusual and difficult sensations. After ten or fifteen lungfuls, users reported relatively profound or strong experiences such as 'reliving childhood trauma'. If an individual paniced or had a particularly bad response to carbogen, a therapist might choose not to go ahead with the psychedelic session.


21 posted on 02/19/2012 8:41:35 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn? -Mr Bennet)
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To: Sooth2222
It's the dose that makes the poison. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/carbon-dioxide-poisoning.html

And, as another poster noted, review the movie "Apollo 13".

22 posted on 02/19/2012 11:45:11 AM PST by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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