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  •  Nice choice of words (none)
    The fact that you used the word "retarded" as an insult tells me you aren't particularly thoughtful.

    You may as well just call the guy a "fag".

    Lose the bigotry and maybe peope will listen to you more.

    And if you start railing against "PC" I'm going to write you off even more, and I won't be the only one.


    •  Agreed (none)
      This subject is important to me and using a word like "retarded", whatever the intent, is at minimum a distraction that will turn off potential readers.
      I suggest an edit because I would like to see a discussion on Fair Use/copyright law etc... rather than on proper PC insults.

      Please look into this issue Kossaks, these big media corporations are desperate to control technology and would likely undo the internet as we know it if they could. They collectively own pretty much evey major media outlet so don't expect to get any info about this to make an impression on the general public without a lot of noise from the Blogosphere. Oh, they are also capable of using $$$ however they need to get plenty of lawyers and lawmakers to play thier tune.

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      by Ramar on Sun Jan 22, 2006 at 02:21:01 AM PST

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    •  Hm. (none)
      You're probably right.  

      Though, in my little world up here in the pacific northwest, "retarded" isn't the wheel-chair-bound, window-licking, drooling, short-bus-riding, stumbling clappers, but rather, a synonym for "stupid."

      See, if I was intending to be a bigot, I would've said something like the above instead.  I can see, however, you're right.  "Retarded" is probably a poor choice of words.

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      by ew73 on Sun Jan 22, 2006 at 02:38:19 AM PST

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