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US Homeland Security Is Moving Into An Abandoned Insane Asylum
Gizmodo ^ | 7-27-2013 | KELSEY CAMPBELL-DOLLAGHAN

Posted on 07/30/2013 7:39:30 AM PDT by smoothsailing

July 27, 2013

US Homeland Security Is Moving Into An Abandoned Insane Asylum

KELSEY CAMPBELL-DOLLAGHAN

Did you know that the US government’s third-largest agency is ramping up a 20-year, $US4.5 billion construction project that will turn the grounds of a former mental hospital into an “elaborate” headquarters for its sprawling network of agencies? It’s already a decade behind schedule and $US1 billion over budget.

In Bloomberg Businessweek, Devin Leonard describes his tour of the grounds of St Elizabeths Hospital, in Anacostia, Maryland (in the 1850s, it was known as “the Government Hospital for the Insane”). The 176-acre campus is scattered with abandoned buildings, some of which are completely rotted out, since someone forgot to turn the heat off when the last St Elizabeths patients were relocated in the 1960s....

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: dhs; insane
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1 posted on 07/30/2013 7:39:30 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Suunds like a good place to house Congress. (”As is” )


2 posted on 07/30/2013 7:42:35 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: TurboZamboni

The jokes just write themselves.


3 posted on 07/30/2013 7:44:03 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: smoothsailing

It would make an awesome plot for a horror movie.


4 posted on 07/30/2013 7:45:55 AM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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To: txrefugee

It’s not abandoned any more...


5 posted on 07/30/2013 7:46:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: smoothsailing
Hard to believe they could find someone dumber and more insane than Big Sis.
6 posted on 07/30/2013 7:48:20 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: Defiant

Oh great, a true story where 300 million victims are tormented by retarded demons...


7 posted on 07/30/2013 7:48:22 AM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: smoothsailing

8 posted on 07/30/2013 7:51:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

LOL!


9 posted on 07/30/2013 7:57:42 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Soon it will be an occupied insane asylum.


10 posted on 07/30/2013 7:58:21 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: smoothsailing
(in the 1850s, it was known as “the Government Hospital for the Insane”)

Funny, that's what Capitol Hill is known as now.
11 posted on 07/30/2013 8:01:17 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: smoothsailing

Wasn’t this the place where they were keeping John Hinckley?
Where are they stashing him now?


12 posted on 07/30/2013 8:01:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: smoothsailing

Not the Massachusetts Home for the Bewildered?


13 posted on 07/30/2013 8:01:58 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; opentalk; ..

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list...

And this time I really do mean nut-job...

14 posted on 07/30/2013 8:05:21 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: smoothsailing

The Soviets had psychiatric hospitals for folks who had trouble getting with the Soviet program.


15 posted on 07/30/2013 8:06:15 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: dfwgator

I would have used that graphic had I known it existed!


16 posted on 07/30/2013 8:06:35 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: null and void

How appropriate!


17 posted on 07/30/2013 8:07:37 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: smoothsailing

18 posted on 07/30/2013 8:08:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: smoothsailing
Under Secretary Hank MoonMan Johnson


19 posted on 07/30/2013 8:12:32 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Ezra Pound was there for years.


20 posted on 07/30/2013 8:14:27 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: smoothsailing

Not abaondoned any longer, fully staffed again and loonier than before.


21 posted on 07/30/2013 8:17:16 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Hard to paddle against the flow of sewage coming out of the White House.)
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To: dfwgator

22 posted on 07/30/2013 8:18:06 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: MeshugeMikey

LOL!


23 posted on 07/30/2013 8:23:19 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: DonkeyBonker

NOW OFFERING OBAMACARE!!!


24 posted on 07/30/2013 8:25:39 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: immadashell
Hard to believe they could find someone dumber and more insane than Big Sis.

On this - I have faith in Democrats...

25 posted on 07/30/2013 8:28:11 AM PDT by GOPJ (Sob stories make bad law...)
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To: smoothsailing

Anthony Wieners New Job.

Chief Of Nursing!


26 posted on 07/30/2013 8:32:53 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: smoothsailing

Well, i wonder what the occupancy capacity is? And are the ECT (”shock treatment”) rooms and equipment still intact? Is there enough acreage to add on when they run out of “patient” rooms? lol!

But most importantly, will Queen Sheila get an office with an attached padded cell when she has one of her StuckOnStupid attacks?


27 posted on 07/30/2013 8:36:53 AM PDT by Nita Nupress ( Use your mind, not your emotions. Refuse to be manipulated by Marxists!)
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To: smoothsailing

I’m buds with the Ghost Adventures producing team and they had stories about that place. It’s not part of the 2013 schedule and wished it was.


28 posted on 07/30/2013 8:38:59 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: null and void
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list...

Since what used to be Nut-Job Conspiracy Theories 15 years ago are now "just another Friday news dump" you'd better add me.

Or I'll report you.

29 posted on 07/30/2013 8:40:00 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Pan_Yan

No need, you’re added.


30 posted on 07/30/2013 8:42:34 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: smoothsailing
It’s already a decade behind schedule and $US1 billion over budget.

To rephrase that: Some well connected contractors / vendors are going to retire off this job and every year faithfully send their campaign contributions.

31 posted on 07/30/2013 8:42:57 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: smoothsailing

LOL! It looks like they’ve added more porthole-type slots in the roof (pic at website). I guess they can’t have escapees getting away.


32 posted on 07/30/2013 8:43:11 AM PDT by Nita Nupress ( Use your mind, not your emotions. Refuse to be manipulated by Marxists!)
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To: null and void

If this keeps up, you’ll have to rename your list to something such as the “Normal Occurrence For Obama” (NOFO) list. :-)


33 posted on 07/30/2013 8:49:17 AM PDT by Nita Nupress ( Use your mind, not your emotions. Refuse to be manipulated by Marxists!)
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To: smoothsailing
I worked on the "old side" of the St. E's grounds in the early 90's. Absolutely gorgeous landscaping, several small Civil War graveyards tucked away, and fantastic architecture.

The main admin building (still in use at the time) and the grounds provided the outside court building scenes in "A Few Good Men".

The flowers, anchor and cannons were all props, and the Marines drilling in front in one scene were actually members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.

About 100 yards to the left on this building, I was providing security for a facility that housed crazy members of the Mariel Boat Lift and assorted others.

34 posted on 07/30/2013 8:49:49 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Thanks for sharing, what a great experience you had! :)


35 posted on 07/30/2013 8:55:47 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Jeez, how ancient is this news....?


36 posted on 07/30/2013 8:56:18 AM PDT by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe)
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To: Nita Nupress
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37 posted on 07/30/2013 8:56:58 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: immadashell

It’s not “dumber and more insane” that they are after,

it’s “most offensive to Christians” that they are looking for, generally.


38 posted on 07/30/2013 8:57:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: smoothsailing

These buildings are 13 hears old. Why are they being gutted and renovated?

/S


39 posted on 07/30/2013 8:58:07 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: smoothsailing

Classic.


40 posted on 07/30/2013 8:58:37 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: onona

just dated, not ancient.


41 posted on 07/30/2013 9:00:08 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Shouldn’t she be on Mars?


42 posted on 07/30/2013 9:00:12 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I looked up Hinckley and St. Elizabeth’s on Wikipedia. Although the campus where DHS is going to be is abandoned, there is an active eastern campus. I presume that’s where John Hinckley is being kept.


43 posted on 07/30/2013 9:06:44 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: smoothsailing

Once they are all in there, don’t let them out!


44 posted on 07/30/2013 9:16:17 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: null and void

geez does that mean that Sheila Jackson Lee will be its new head????


45 posted on 07/30/2013 9:20:50 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: smoothsailing

If the shoe fits ...


46 posted on 07/30/2013 9:51:43 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: TurboZamboni

Getting to be like Norway.

This is where Norwegian Doctors experimented on humans (Roma, political dissenters and other “undesirables”) and buried the results.

The methods were uncannily like the way of Dr. Gottlieb in Steven King’s “Kingdom Hospital”. Psychosurgery ending in Potter’s Field.

http://www.nyhetsspeilet.no/2010/02/hva-skjuler-massegraven-ved-gaustad/


47 posted on 07/30/2013 10:07:47 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: smoothsailing

A good place to raise demons.


48 posted on 07/30/2013 11:33:44 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: null and void

Thank you for the ping.

This seems quite appropriate to me, except for the $1Bn over budget and 10 years behind schedule.

They should hurry it up, so that we can get them all in one place and lock them in.

They want that total nut job SheeJack, the queen with the crown weave, the “freed slave” who arrived
here in America “in chains,” and who thinks that the astronauts planted a US flag on Mars, to head it?

Gag me.

Someone please stop this woman before she speaks again.


49 posted on 07/30/2013 1:10:14 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: smoothsailing

LOL! Yeah, that! Perfect image!


50 posted on 07/30/2013 5:02:03 PM PDT by Nita Nupress ( Use your mind, not your emotions. Refuse to be manipulated by Marxists!)
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