Thought for the day

"An Income Tax on even 1%, is Equivalent to Slavery" -- Thomas Jefferson 

The mental institutions and real-life madhouses of the past were essentially real-life horror movies. It should come as no shock that they were in bad shape, but they were, in fact, worse than we imagined. The Bethlem Hospital in London is a prime example of this. Originally established in 1247 as a way to help fund the Crusades, the hospital quickly fell into disrepair, setting back psychiatric treatment over the years. The inner workings of the hospital were so disorganized that the word "Bedlam" came from the name of this terrifying mental institution.