Skip to comments.Del. Creating Hoarding Task Force
Posted on 12/10/2013 12:14:11 PM PST by blueyon
DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state of Delaware is working to set up a task force to help residents with a hoarding problem.
As many as 45,000 people in the state are estimated to have problems with hoarding.
In advance of the hoarding task force, the state is creating an advisory panel to try to determine stakeholders who may be able to offer input into hoarding issues.
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No offense to any Delaware FReepers, but hoarding (mental illness) and living in Delaware might have some connection, right?
Because when the SHTF and your basement is stocked full of food, water, medicines and ammo, will be easier for them to declare that you have a hoarding problem and intervene. For your own good, of course.
My first thoughts, as well. And how is “the state” going to decide who is or is not a hoarder? And what will the retraining be like?
You don’t get it.
If you have a task force, then you have to have information.
You don’t think you’re a hoarder, but I’ll bet the good little nazis they put in charge of this will want to know WHY you have TWO cans of chicken soup, and of a brand not approved of by central planning.
The rich are hoarding money that should be spread around more fairly. At least, that’s how Harry Hopkins used the term “hoarder”.
And NYC thinks it has a problem with Bloomberg.
PS - So they’ll go house to house with or without a warrant?
This is the camel’s nore under the tent.
What follows is the state setting up guidelines on what constitutes a “normal” amount of everything for the citizen to have.
Enforcement will be spotty, except when it comes to “hoarding” of guns, ammo, water, MREs .....
"Advisory panel" = devoted statists and their cronies
"stakeholders" = government entities and pro-statist front groups.
"offer input" = orchestrate into a concerted statist message.
Every socialist society has rationing. “Hoarding” is only an issue when there is rationing.
5% of the state's population?
Really, 45,000 out of 900,000 people
I don’t believe it.
It is none of the states business but it is a real psychological problem.
I have noticed on the show “Pickers” which I don’t particularly like, that many people so old they only have a year or two left, will have huge amounts of odds and ends stored where they will never be used, yet they hang onto them like they will use them in the afterlife.
Guess who gets to define hoarding...
I hoard, so what? But nothing like some folks, my wife does too. Paperback books. And jewelry.. And .. Uhhh. Stuff.
Do we need GUbamint intervention? Not yet.. But it’s nice to know Big Bro is always thinking about us,, and worming its way further into your domain as familia.
“It’s for the children.”
Animal Welfare Officers are part of the task force?
Are they accusing dogs and cats of hoarding? Will they be sent to animal psychiatrists for retraining?
A: Who determines who’s actually hoarding?
B: How do they know that 45,000 people are hoarding?
C: What’s their reason for “helping” with this “problem”?
D: Who have they enlisted to “squeal” on hoarders?
E: Don’t they have anything else to do?
Because when the SHTF and your basement is stocked full of food, water, medicines and ammo, it will be easier for them to declare that you have a hoarding problem and intervene. For your own good, of course.
BINGO! My thoughts exactly.
No offense taken. But the mental illness is two part: a) the state is a privately run duchy of Liberals; which causes b) Conservatives to loose their minds.
Does anyone see a veiled threat against preppers and prepping.
Preppers are first on THIS list.
They will be checking expiration dates of dry and cooler goods next, can’t poison children you know.
Delaware is a wonderful place to live. Far from the madding crowd.
Veiled, my ass. That’s what this is ALL about.
Crap... now I HAVE to dig that hidden chamber behind the false wall in the basement...
Only if they've been owned in groups of twenty or more.
This is going point-by-point right down the Stalin checklist. They are leaving NO effort unreplicated.
Generally, those people lived through the Great Depression and remember having absolutely nothing. Since then they have saved everything for the next time they will have to “make do” because of government caused depression & famine.
Ha! In Oakland, California we have burglars to deal with this ;-)
>> What right does Gov’t have to even be involved in such an issue.
They’re just looking out for themselves — because if you have too much stuff, it’s a problem for them to dispose of it all when they take your nice house away (THANK YOU EMINENT DOMAIN! THANK YOU SANDRA O’CONNOR!) and force you into that 400 square foot apartment in the “sustainable urban living” high rise.
The good news is, you’ll have solar power! Cool huh?
I’d love to hear how policemen are “stakeholders” in this affair. Actually, I’d love to hear how the state considers itself a “stakeholder”.
My mom has an ugly, no longer working mass produced lamp from the early 80’s in our basement. She keeps it because some day she may know someone who can fix it and who wants it. The oven hasn’t worked in years, she uses it for storage. Her bedroom is so packed full of stuff she has to sleep in the living room. When confronted about it she gets defiant and says “Well you can just wait and clean it out when I die.”. My response of “i’ll clean with a gas can and a lighter” doesn’t seem to help. But its not the governments business!
Wow, the benevolent state, always waiting in the wings to straighten people out.
I think you are right. Either the depression or maybe sometime in their lives when they had nothing or almost nothing.
Not going to be caught that way again.
>> 45,000 people? 5% of the state’s population?
Yeah maybe, but you have to think that through carefully...
probably 44,000 of them are defined as “hoarders” because they have TWO or more bricks of .22LR.
Suggest they change it: "Liberty In Dependence"
They’re getting into everything to collect info about what they consider political enemies or suspects.
Who has what, where and how much. Share the data with all gubmit agencies, et voila, they can confiscate anything and everything in no time!
I think it really depends on the property. If it is in residential and the house is filled with filth (or a townhome, apartment) that creates problems for the surrounding taxpayer (vermin). If we are talking 10 acres, its none of the states business (unless there are kids involved but Delaware should already have a CPS).
>> Generally, those people lived through the Great Depression and remember having absolutely nothing. Since then they have saved everything for the next time they will have to make do because of government caused depression & famine.
That’s my late father to a “T”. BREAD sacks! Boxes of them, all neatly rolled and tied. Among other things.
I like New Hampshire’s motto on license plates the best. “Live Free Or Die” - made by prison inmates.
Will they enter Joe Biden’s house a decade from now to find him buried in old campaign posters and paper cups from 7-11?
Usually there are definite signs ot hoarding, goods or animals. Visiting friends and children can’t walk through the house, bathrooms and kitchens are unusable. Animals from the house are a nuisance to the neighborhood. Odors, clutter, squalor.
But if they can’t show these things, here’s one more thing to acquire:
A sign to hang in your foyer that reads: “Come Back With A Warrant.”
Hoarders don’t just effect themselves. Their homes become filthy breeding grounds for all kinds of unpleasantness (rats, roaches, mold), they tend to stink up a neighborhood, and they rot out the property.
“Is this hording as in...”
“What difference, at this point, does it make...?”
Seriously though, this is just one more way to classify a whole raft of people as mentally deficient...and in need of govt monitoring. If “preppers” fall into that lot...oh well.
Are you kidding? It’s on TV. It’s a popular show. It’s trending everywhere. Everyone is talking about it.
We have to get involved. IT’S ON TV!!
Directive 10-289 at its finest.
Atlas Shrugged.....now non-fiction.
(Again no offense. Just poking fun)