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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    exCUSE me sir, it's "differently-abled" or "handi-capable." please refrain from using your bigoted slurs.
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    'cause life's so hard,
    When you're a 'tard.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Ya think thats sumthin . . . check dis.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    FYI: 'retarded' is an acceptable adjective with clinical use, but the noun 'retard' is is and has never been anything but a pejorative AFAIK.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by cascadian View Post
    FYI: 'retarded' is an acceptable adjective with clinical use, but the noun 'retard' is is and has never been anything but a pejorative AFAIK.
    Yeah, I've never really been too put off by perjoratives so, meh, whatever.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes View Post
    How did the title get changed from ' `Fight club' bouts probed at home for

    the retarded' to the first line that states 'Seven employees at a state-run

    home for the mentally disabled'

    The negative connotations associated with the word retard are right up there

    with many other derogatory names. I don't have any mentally disabled in

    my family and find that word to be more offensive than most racial remarks.

    Just another example of ignorance I suppose.
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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    I’m not particularly sensitive to the use of the word retard by any means, as it has become almost an accepted terminology in recent years. It was just funny how the headline transitioned.

    Non-the-less it is viewed as derogatory term by the main-steam. I think it was Dick Morris who was on the O’Reilly factor not too long ago and he said ‘retarded’ and O’Reilly got insane amounts of negative feedback demanding an apology.

    Although given the ridiculous amount of political correctness these days and people walking on egg shells as to not offend anyone, that is to be expected.

    Much like the word ‘fag’ or ‘gay’. Growing up, anyone you wanted to playfully make fun of was a fag, or something you didn’t like was gay There was no baggage attached to it, and we certainly weren't thinking “That is homosexual.” Now call someone a fag in public and you’ll either get called out or at least some dirty looks, especially in California.

    A funny sight is to watch a white person trying to describe a group of ’African Americans’ to another group of African Americans. If said person was speaking with his friends he would have no problem saying ’So this black dude…blah blah’ But when speaking to a group of blacks they become very uncomfortable as how to tell the story.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes View Post
    I’m not particularly sensitive to the use of the word retard by any means, as it has become almost an accepted terminology in recent years. It was just funny how the headline transitioned.
    Retard hasn't become accepted terminology. It's has been accepted terminology for quite some time. Only that in the right context it can be offensive. Example. Homosexual isn't offensive to anybody. But if I call you a homo. You'll be offended. If I say Jallman is a homosexual. It's no longer offensive because he is in fact a homosexual. This article is talking about people who are CLINICALLY RETARDED, 'retards'. It's not going out of it's way to be offensive to people who are not in fact retarded but reporting on real retards who were forced to fight.
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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by Voidwar View Post
    Do you think being retarded is a negative thing or a positive thing ??

    I think retarded is a negative, so it doesn't need any "connotations".

    The word is just fine, its not mean, its just accurate. The individuals in question had thier mental development retarded by injury or disease/disorder. The word is accurate, and there is no reason not to use just because some childish ninny doesn't want to be reminded that bad, is bad.
    some retards have the best of lives, because they do not know any better
    some always have that **** eating grin on their face
    I am jealous of those retards

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    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    I thought the movie Fight Club was retarded.....

    ...so its all kind of come full circle for me.
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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    loved fight club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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