Make-a-List Monday: People in institutional settings

People who disappeared from nursing homes, residential treatment facilities, group homes, etc.

I have mixed feelings about residential treatment for minors (I’m not talking about places that just provide housing for foster kids although I do include them on this list). I am especially the for-profit facilities wealthy people send their teens to.

On the one hand, residential homes for children can provide wrap-around 24-hour care for a child to address their behaviors and/or emotional problems, and also provide the family with a respite from the child’s behaviors.

Like, I know a guy whose 14-year-old son is in a psychiatric residential treatment facility, paid for by the state. He’s had behavioral issues since he was a toddler, probably in large part because his biological mom was addicted to drugs (the boy is adopted), and he’s been hospitalized many times. The kid has a lot of very serious emotional/psychiatric problems, some of which can’t be cured, only mitigated. He’s basically too dangerous to keep at home. He threatened his father with a shovel once, and another time tried to crash their car while the father was driving. The boy’s father is (rightly so) concerned that after his son turns 18 he’ll wind up in prison, or worse, for something or other that’s pretty much beyond his control. Obviously residential treatment is necessary in a case like that. He’s been in, I think, two residential facilities so far, and is doing well in his current one. (He did well in the last one too but the state stopped paying after a year and they sent him home before he or his family was ready for it.) Not only is this boy getting therapy and medication and a structured environment at his treatment facility, but the 24-hour observation at the facility (mostly) keeps him from hurting himself or anyone else.

But on the other hand, there’s so much potential for abuse in these facilities, and when they go bad they tend to go REALLY bad. A few children have died in those places, and many more are abused by the staff or other residents. I’m not saying that all of those places are like that, but an uncomfortable percentage of them are.

And with the for-profit homes for wealthy families, a lot of them just want your money (tuition starts at like $5,000 a month and up, and the children can stay there for years at a time) and it seems many of the residents did not need residential treatment in the first places. I’ve heard of cases where a kid was sent to one of those facilities simply because they didn’t get along with their new step-parent. I’ve looked at the websites for those places and some of them are like, “Your child might need residential treatment if he refuses to clean his room or do chores around the house” or “Your child might need treatment if he frequently argues with you and doesn’t get along with his siblings and doesn’t obey the house rules, such as curfew.” Um…I’m pretty sure those are all normal teen behavior. And some of the sites also say things like, “If your child is at our facility and writes home to say there are rats here and the food is spoiled, don’t listen to him. He’s lying.” Yet many times those places have been raided by the state after multiple accusations of abuse, or the death of a child in their care, and they DO find rats and spoiled food and other indications of maltreatment. See the Fornits website for more details, including many testimonies from the alumni of various facilities. I’ve read a LOT about those places — there are dozens — and honestly I can think of only one I haven’t heard ghastly things about.

Anyway. I’m rambling. On to the list:

  1. Steven Eugene Anderson
  2. Ella Michelle Andrews
  3. Frank Azpeitia
  4. Vonnie Lynn Bales
  5. Joseph Cleveland Batiste
  6. James Eric Bess
  7. Ricky Laverne Bethea
  8. Thomas Wilson Borum
  9. Damon Lee Boyd
  10. Fidelmar Liborio Cadenas
  11. Eugene R. Chaitowitcz
  12. Young Hwan Chang
  13. Apolino Contreras
  14. Jessie James Cooper
  15. William Charles Cordes
  16. Peggy Ann Cottrell
  17. Mary Alice Cox
  18. Madelyn Lee Diaz
  19. Maria Estrada-Torres
  20. Bob Parker Fasig
  21. Keiosha Marie Felix
  22. Forest Ferguson
  23. Daniel Fogg
  24. Barbara Frears
  25. Shawn Patrick Gallagher
  26. Ruvil Hale
  27. Daniel Kenneth Hall
  28. Justin Phillip Harris
  29. Bryan Andrew Hayes
  30. John Christopher Inman
  31. Kent Jacobs
  32. Kamau Jawara
  33. William Charles Jones
  34. Tracy Anne King
  35. Mark Leland Kirks
  36. Donald Kluge
  37. Robert Charles Livers Jr.
  38. Tommy Lee Lowery
  39. Robert Wayne McCullar
  40. Tyree McCune
  41. Beverly Lofton Meadows
  42. Anthony Daniel Medaris
  43. Johnny Lee Mills
  44. Steven James Needham
  45. Troy Kenneth Nelms
  46. William Fred Patient
  47. Cynthia Lorraine Perry
  48. Robert Thomas Pillsen-Rahier
  49. Blake Wade Pursley
  50. Eric Wayne Pyles
  51. Chen H. Ren
  52. Isaac Joseph Riley
  53. Richard K. Roberts
  54. Guillermo Rodriguez
  55. Chipley Charles Sanders
  56. Kenneth Arthur Schweighart
  57. Clayton Antonio Simmons
  58. Mouy Tien Tang
  59. Lowen Dean Thomas
  60. Ducong Trinh
  61. Marc Charles Welzant
  62. David Edward Williams
  63. Daniel Ted Yuen
  64. William Michael Zani Jr.

Make-a-List Monday: Polka dots

MPs wearing polka-dotted clothes. Not exactly my favorite fabric pattern. Mind you, if anyone asked me what my favorite fabric pattern was, I would probably just sit there and stare blankly at them. But I know “polka dots” is not the answer.

  1. Beverly Ann Bealer
  2. Brenda Lee Borowski
  3. Cleashindra Denise Hall
  4. Kreneice Marie Jones
  5. Katherine Shelbie-Elizabeth Phillips
  6. Darlene Polizzi
  7. Ayla Bell Reynolds
  8. Phyllis Rome
  9. Debra Lee Spickler
  10. Paige Summer Moore
  11. Pamela Dawn Tinsley

New pics and updated APs

Cases with updated age-progressions:

  1. Melissa Alaniz
  2. Alexander Matthew Erb-Sanchez
  3. Maria Isaia Flores Rubio
  4. Margaret Ellen Fox
  5. Megan Ginevicz

Cases with added pictures:

  1. Uvaldo Moises Anaya
  2. Colleen Kay Barrett
  3. Lynnea Rose Cross
  4. Teresa Lyn Fittin
  5. Natanalie Marie Perez
  6. Gary Edward Pino
  7. James Brian Rowe
  8. Joel Matthew Thompson

Make-a-List Monday: People wearing corduory

List of people wearing clothes made of corduroy, obviously. WordWeb defines it as “a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton.”

  1. April Dawn Andrews
  2. Corrie Lynn Anderson
  3. Katherine O’Neil Anderson
  4. Douglas Kimberly Armstrong
  5. George Barksdale
  6. Brian Roy Barton
  7. Tammy Lyn Belanger
  8. Benjamin Benali
  9. Veronica Jill Blumhorst
  10. Amanda Nicole Eileen Campbell
  11. Johnny Harold Campbell
  12. Judith Ann Chartier
  13. Todd Eugene Collett
  14. Kevin Andrew McCarthy Collins
  15. James Robert Cooper
  16. Carla Rebecca Corley
  17. David Michael Cunningham
  18. Eclicerio Delatorre
  19. Norman Lynn DeVore
  20. Jose Esauro Dominguez
  21. Sean Christopher Dubs
  22. Nathan Andrew Edberg (maybe)
  23. Leann Faulk
  24. Laura Lee Asynithe Flink
  25. Debra Lee Frost
  26. Megan Elizabeth Garner
  27. Angelo Nicola Gatti Jr.
  28. Martin Alan Gentry
  29. Robin Ann Graham
  30. Kenneth Adrian Greth
  31. Jamie Rochelle Grisim (maybe)
  32. Marco Antonio Guarderas
  33. Wallace Guidroz
  34. Dean Heagerty
  35. Frederick Andrew Holmes
  36. Donald Edward Hunter
  37. Kimberlie Kay Kantonen
  38. Steven Dick Kitchhoff
  39. Heike Leich
  40. Heather Janelle Lewis
  41. Sheila Mary Lyon
  42. Wendy Martinez
  43. Michael Omas Masaoay
  44. Tammie Anne McCormick
  45. Cindy Lee Mellin
  46. Victor Manuel Mendez
  47. Karen Marie Mitchell
  48. Phillip Alfred Montoya
  49. Terry G. Morris
  50. Steven Vincent Mylan
  51. Kurt Ronald Newton
  52. Harriet T. Olsen
  53. Jon Evans Ottesen
  54. Etan Kalil Patz
  55. Steven Daniel Paul
  56. Pamela Ann Pedro
  57. Jerry Dewayne Plaster
  58. Isabel Maria Quair
  59. David Bruce Rea
  60. Raymond Scott Rupp
  61. Roy Neil Searchwell Jr.
  62. Andrzej Jakub Slota
  63. Roland Jack Spencer III
  64. Tom Ray Starkel
  65. Linda Lee St. Germaine
  66. Stefanie Kelly Stroh
  67. Amber Jean Swartz-Garcia
  68. Nicholle Torrez
  69. John Allen Troha
  70. Anthony Peter Tumolo
  71. Mary Louise Walker
  72. David Edward Williams
  73. John Kiergan Williams

Make-a-List Monday: Breast implants

A list of MPs who have breast implants. Frankly I can’t understand why anyone does that, unless they are an exotic dancer or a Hooters waitress or perhaps a model, but to each their own. It’s probably useful for identifying Jane Does.

  1. Angela Abbrederis
  2. Autumn Star Cerenil-Lee
  3. Melissa Ann Clifton
  4. Rachel Lyn Conger
  5. Lois Marta Darnopuk
  6. Danielle Marie Day
  7. Lola Katherine Fry
  8. Muna Mahamud Haji
  9. Doris Edith Inzunza
  10. Theresa Darlene McCullen
  11. Michelle Loree Parker
  12. Stacy Ann Peterson
  13. Jami Sue Sherer
  14. Betty Fran Smith

I’m surprised this list is so short. I mean, there must be thousands of women on my site and only 14 have implants? Of course, that just the ones I know about; I’m sure there are others.

Here’s something for your guys to debate in the comments session: if a woman is in fact an exotic dancer, and she gets implants, do you think those should be tax-deductible as a business expense? It makes sense to me.

This was an actual court case. The IRS does not normally allow breast implants or other plastic surgery to be tax-deductible, unless it’s “medically necessary” to fix an actual deformity such a cleft palate. However, in 2014 an appeals court sided with an exotic dancer and allowed her to deduct her implants. Here’s the actual legal ruling that sided with the dancer. It was, however, a kind of special case: the dancer, named Cindy Hess but known by the stage name “Chesty Love”, got implants that made her breasts at first 56F, then 58N. (I didn’t know the sizes went up that high.) Per the first link:

[The judge] reasoned that for someone like Cynthia, top-heavy breasts are business assets and implants are a necessary “stage prop.” Hence, no personal benefit derived by Cynthia from those particular implants, which, Judge Pate pointedly noted, aren’t the type usually sought by women seeking to enhance their personal appearance. Instead, it was Cynthia’s financial desires that motivated the dancer to undergo the surgery.

Cynthia helped her case by testifying that because she and her husband routinely endured off-color, vituperative comments from people they encountered, she had decided to have the implants permanently removed when her exotic-dancing career ended. This bolstered her contention that the surgery was just for business purposes.

The judge compared the implants to work clothes and uniforms, which are allowable only if they satisfy a two-step test: (1) required as a condition of employment and (2) unsuitable for everyday use. It was a cinch for Cynthia to get over the first hurdle; her large, cumbersome breasts are a “costume,” needed to retain her employment as a professional exotic dancer.

As for the second stipulation, the court cited Cynthia’s testimony that she would remove the implants each day, were that possible. As they cause bacterial infections and other serious medical problems, her understandable preference would be not to “wear” them while offstage. The decision was that implants so extraordinarily large are “useful only in her business” and, therefore, deductible.

In other words, breast implants are still usually treated as non-deductible expenses, unless you have a job like Chesty Love’s and go really extreme,, or, unless they’re medically necessary, like if you’ve had a mastectomy as a result of breast cancer.

The more you know!

More pictures and updated APs

Lists of recent cases with added pics and updated age-progressions:

APs:

  1. Yasmin Rayon Acree
  2. Patrick Kennedy Alford Jr.
  3. Karla Daniela Barrera
  4. William Walter Brooks Jr.
  5. Nicholas Vincent Smith
  6. Aaron Cody Stepp
  7. Cynthia Lynn Sumpter
  8. Asante Anton Willoughby

Pics:

  1. Kellisue M. Ackernecht
  2. Bruce Allan Caputo
  3. Sausha Latine Henson
  4. Tracy Marie Evans Hill
  5. Margaret Kay Holst
  6. Sherry Regina Hudson
  7. Sierra Sahara Thomas