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  •  Well, what does that have to with autism, (0+ / 0-)

    then? Why bring autism into the picture at all? As you and I both agree, there are lots of people with strengths and weaknesses that aren't autistic. Sorry, but it looks a lot like you're mocking autistics there, and you haven't really disproven that point. It's also not that hard to say, hey, I wouldn't want it to come across that way, even if it wasn't your intent to mock autistics. Instead, you throw in a red herring.

    •  Mocking autistics? (0+ / 0-)

      That's a heck of an accusation.

      If you have a problem with the movie "Rain Man", the script, and Dustin Hoffman's loving portrayal of an autistic man, then give the producers, writers, and actors of the movie hell, not me.

      You are the one who believes that the script of the movie mocks autistic people. I do not agree with you.

      -4.75, -5.33 Cheney 10/05/04: "I have not suggested there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11."

      by sunbro on Wed May 14, 2014 at 10:54:08 AM PDT

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    •  "To mock" - definition: (0+ / 0-)

      "To tease or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner."

      scorn·ful
      ˈskôrnfəl/
      adjective
      adjective: scornful

          feeling or expressing contempt or derision.

      con·temp·tu·ous
      kənˈtem(p)CHo͞oəs/
      adjective
      adjective: contemptuous

          showing contempt; scornful.
          "she was intolerant and contemptuous of the majority of the human race"
          synonyms:    scornful, disdainful, disrespectful, insulting, insolent, derisive, mocking, sneering, scoffing, withering, scathing, snide;

      Therefore, my point is, I was laughing with someone, NOT at someone.

      Moreover, I like Nate Silver and I like autistic people too. One can recognize imperfections in others' thinking and still have a loving heart.

      -4.75, -5.33 Cheney 10/05/04: "I have not suggested there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11."

      by sunbro on Wed May 14, 2014 at 11:34:03 AM PDT

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