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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Taxpayers pay for that? If so, then it is my business.
    Taxpayers pay for alot of things, for regular kids too. Should we have a limit on how many kids you can have because you send them to public schools, for instance?

    And you may have a kid with a disability someday, no matter how hard you try (for the kid's sake I hope not, but it could happen). Or a grandchild. Most disabilities can't be diagnosed before birth, such as autism. If that happens, you will have access to those group homes too. That's the extent to which it is your business.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    They had the choice to have another baby even though the odds of having a DS baby were great. They did have control. Sarah had control. Getting pregnant can be controlled.
    But if she had been 39, you'd be perfectly fine with her getting pregnant, right? Even though the odds are still really high at that age.

    Why the magic number 40?

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    They already know.
    Go tell them, to their face, tough guy. Better yet, tell some younger parents. I know a Marine in his 20s whose first kid has DS. I'd love to see his reaction.

    Then you need to go tell every parent who had a kid when the mom was over 40 that they're idiots too, even if they didn't end up with a kid with Down syndrome, since they took the same risk. Get to work.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    One result of, Mental Retardation is the inability to learn. Institutions some time are thought of as, learning organizations .Like in the , "Fifth Discipline". The republican and democratic partys both definetly display , A large degree of," Institutional Retardation". Orginazations- that simply cannot learn.
    (Posted quick; before the political and cultural elites dumb down free speech any further)

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Why the focus on expletives though, when there is so much incredibly uncivil talk that doesn't involve them?
    I thought it was against forum rules to comment on moderation up here....
    Personal attacks using expletives notwithstanding.....

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by b.larset View Post
    One result of, Mental Retardation is the inability to learn.
    Well, not quite. People with Down syndrome go to college these days, by the way.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    I thought it was against forum rules to comment on moderation up here....
    Personal attacks using expletives notwithstanding.....
    He has a mentally handicapped child, why not give him a little leeway okay? It's a personal and emotion issue, obviously.

    I don't like the turn this thread has taken. It's gone from arguing the semantics of speech and the whole Palin angle on it, to posting pictures of Downs kids and saying that they shouldn't have been born.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Doctors do it all the time.

    No they don't. They may offer genetic counseling, the choice to accept counseling or not is up to the parents. Ask the Duggars.



    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    There are many couples who have family history of genetic defects that decide to adopt to avoid a "possibility" of having a child with a disability.
    Would they be retarded in thinking that way too?

    And it is not at all about having a "normal" child that can someday be in a beauty contest like Sarah it is about not putting a child through possible multi medical procedures and shorten lifespan.

    But you know what, it is a free country and you can decide how much of a chance you want to take with your offspring. Have at it.

    And many families are so grateful for the Downs Syndrome children that have come into their lives. Not every parent is strong enough to accept this, but many welcome such children. Such as that couple in Florida who were murdered this year. They adopted many Down Syndrome children. They WANTED these people in their lives.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Go tell them, to their face, tough guy. Better yet, tell some younger parents. I know a Marine in his 20s whose first kid has DS. I'd love to see his reaction.

    Then you need to go tell every parent who had a kid when the mom was over 40 that they're idiots too, even if they didn't end up with a kid with Down syndrome, since they took the same risk. Get to work.
    Life is full of risks. I think the modern tendency to try to eliminate all risk is a bad development that has wussified our culture, squelched creativity, and taken away our human freedoms.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    No they don't. They may offer genetic counseling, the choice to accept counseling or not is up to the parents. Ask the Duggars.






    And many families are so grateful for the Downs Syndrome children that have come into their lives. Not every parent is strong enough to accept this, but many welcome such children. Such as that couple in Florida who were murdered this year. They adopted many Down Syndrome children. They WANTED these people in their lives.
    The Downs Syndrome 'defect' usually produces very sweet people. It's one of the traits of these people.

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