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Del. Creating Hoarding Task Force
WBOC ^ | 12/10/13 | AP or WBOC

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: abuse; corruption; democrats; govtabuse; hoarding; hoardingtaskforce; taxes; tyranny
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Insanity. What right does Gov't have to even be involved in such an issue. Better use of money would be for police or fireman or EMT's, but a "hoarding task force"..........
1 posted on 12/10/2013 12:14:12 PM PST by blueyon
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To: blueyon

No offense to any Delaware FReepers, but hoarding (mental illness) and living in Delaware might have some connection, right?


2 posted on 12/10/2013 12:16:07 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: blueyon

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.


3 posted on 12/10/2013 12:16:40 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: blueyon

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?


4 posted on 12/10/2013 12:17:01 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: blueyon

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.


5 posted on 12/10/2013 12:17:09 PM PST by jim999
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To: blueyon

The rich are hoarding money that should be spread around more fairly. At least, that’s how Harry Hopkins used the term “hoarder”.


6 posted on 12/10/2013 12:17:20 PM PST by oblomov
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To: blueyon
Is this hording as in keeping stacks of newspapers forever (the 1997 stack is over by the fridge) or "hoarding" like hiding a few extra grains of wheat when Stalinbama has decided that you should starve to keep his people fed.
7 posted on 12/10/2013 12:17:55 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: blueyon

And NYC thinks it has a problem with Bloomberg.


8 posted on 12/10/2013 12:18:36 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: blueyon

PS - So they’ll go house to house with or without a warrant?


9 posted on 12/10/2013 12:19:06 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: blueyon

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 .....


10 posted on 12/10/2013 12:19:08 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: blueyon
an advisory panel to try to determine stakeholders who may be able to offer inputThat is one scary example of buaracratese.

"Advisory panel" = devoted statists and their cronies
"stakeholders" = government entities and pro-statist front groups.
"offer input" = orchestrate into a concerted statist message.

11 posted on 12/10/2013 12:19:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: blueyon

Every socialist society has rationing. “Hoarding” is only an issue when there is rationing.


12 posted on 12/10/2013 12:20:28 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: blueyon
45,000 people?

5% of the state's population?

13 posted on 12/10/2013 12:20:59 PM PST by wideawake
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To: blueyon

Really, 45,000 out of 900,000 people

I don’t believe it.


14 posted on 12/10/2013 12:21:03 PM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: blueyon

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.


15 posted on 12/10/2013 12:21:16 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Kartographer

Guess who gets to define hoarding...


16 posted on 12/10/2013 12:21:19 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: blueyon

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.


17 posted on 12/10/2013 12:21:42 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SkyDancer

“It’s for the children.”


18 posted on 12/10/2013 12:22:24 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: blueyon

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?


19 posted on 12/10/2013 12:23:19 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: blueyon

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?


20 posted on 12/10/2013 12:24:24 PM PST by albie
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


21 posted on 12/10/2013 12:24:30 PM PST by RedinaBlue (When truth is replaced by silence, silence is a lie.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


22 posted on 12/10/2013 12:24:46 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: blueyon; Kartographer; Kaslin; Marcella

Preppers are first on THIS list.


23 posted on 12/10/2013 12:24:49 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: null and void

They will be checking expiration dates of dry and cooler goods next, can’t poison children you know.


24 posted on 12/10/2013 12:25:04 PM PST by AU72
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To: Responsibility2nd

Delaware is a wonderful place to live. Far from the madding crowd.


25 posted on 12/10/2013 12:25:16 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (If you liked the website, you'll LOVE the healthcare!)
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To: NTHockey

Veiled, my ass. That’s what this is ALL about.


26 posted on 12/10/2013 12:25:26 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Crap... now I HAVE to dig that hidden chamber behind the false wall in the basement...


27 posted on 12/10/2013 12:26:35 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Cicero
Are they accusing dogs and cats of hoarding? Will they be sent to animal psychiatrists for retraining?

Only if they've been owned in groups of twenty or more.


28 posted on 12/10/2013 12:27:15 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: henkster

This is going point-by-point right down the Stalin checklist. They are leaving NO effort unreplicated.


29 posted on 12/10/2013 12:27:37 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: yarddog

Indeed.

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.


30 posted on 12/10/2013 12:28:47 PM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: blueyon

Ha! In Oakland, California we have burglars to deal with this ;-)


31 posted on 12/10/2013 12:28:48 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: blueyon

>> 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?


32 posted on 12/10/2013 12:28:52 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: blueyon

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”.


33 posted on 12/10/2013 12:29:23 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: yarddog

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!


34 posted on 12/10/2013 12:30:32 PM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: blueyon
What about those “hoarding” guns, gold or ammunition? Will this allow the heavy boot of the state to come down upon those people in order to “help” them?

Wow, the benevolent state, always waiting in the wings to straighten people out.

35 posted on 12/10/2013 12:31:41 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: DakotaGator

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.


36 posted on 12/10/2013 12:31:56 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: wideawake

>> 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.

;-)


37 posted on 12/10/2013 12:32:10 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: SkyDancer
The state motto of Delaware is "Liberty and Independence".

Suggest they change it: "Liberty In Dependence"

38 posted on 12/10/2013 12:32:51 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: blueyon

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!


39 posted on 12/10/2013 12:33:22 PM PST by melancholy
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To: blueyon

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).


40 posted on 12/10/2013 12:33:47 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: DakotaGator

>> 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.


41 posted on 12/10/2013 12:34:55 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Lazamataz

I like New Hampshire’s motto on license plates the best. “Live Free Or Die” - made by prison inmates.


42 posted on 12/10/2013 12:35:30 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: blueyon

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?


43 posted on 12/10/2013 12:37:06 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: blueyon
Because citizen, if they identify a problem they have to feign concern and raise taxes to "fix" said issue.
44 posted on 12/10/2013 12:38:27 PM PST by Gamecock (There are not just two ways to respond to God but three: irreligion, religion, and the gospel. (TK))
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To: blueyon

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.”


45 posted on 12/10/2013 12:38:48 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: blueyon

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.


46 posted on 12/10/2013 12:40:09 PM PST by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: KarlInOhio

“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.


47 posted on 12/10/2013 12:40:17 PM PST by moovova
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To: blueyon

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!!


48 posted on 12/10/2013 12:40:26 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: blueyon

Directive 10-289 at its finest.

Atlas Shrugged.....now non-fiction.

KYPD


49 posted on 12/10/2013 12:41:26 PM PST by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Delaware. And who was the US Senator from Delaware for 35 years?

Shotgun Joe

 

(Again no offense. Just poking fun)

50 posted on 12/10/2013 12:44:40 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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