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Date: 11/23/08 01:46 PM

127 Responses to Mentally-Disabled Woman Lived In Backyard Shed

  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 10:21 am
    Link: Mentally-Disabled Woman Lived In Backyard Shed - Siblings kept their mentally-disabled older sister in a backyard shed for decades.
  2. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:53 pm
    7 Pit bulls?

    She totally would`ve had room, they don`t need 7...

  3. Profile photo of vicious_liar
    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:53 pm
    Why would anybody keep her in the shed like that?? Using her welfare money like that on themselves...They deserve some real punishment right there...
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    Enchilada Female 70 & Over
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:54 pm
    holy crap..
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:54 pm
    Neighbors knew and didn`t do anything?
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    MarthFador Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:54 pm
    Neighbor: Well, I knew she was in the shed, but didn`t know how bad it was...
    IT`S A SHED.
    What, do you think she has a full kitchen, a nice bathroom and maybe a pool out back?
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    MrFibbles Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:55 pm
    shes just that ghetto
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    turtledude Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:56 pm
    Stupid retard can`t earn her keep; I`d have tossed her out on her ass. Goddamn liberals whining about"mentally undeveloped" don`t realise those people are unable to controll their actions and are a danger to society and everyone around them. They`re like wild animals, but have access to human technology like knives and guns, etc.
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    Chiburashka Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    WHAT.

    THE.

    drat.

    Things like this are slowly destroying any faith I had in humanity.

  10. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    That brother and sister deserve a major beating.
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    mylostdog Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 1:59 pm
    woooowww turtledude... insightful..
  12. Profile photo of PinkAndGreen
    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:00 pm
    "Stupid retard can`t earn her keep; I`d have tossed her out on her ass. Goddamn liberals whining about"mentally undeveloped" don`t realise those people are unable to controll their actions and are a danger to society and everyone around them. They`re like wild animals, but have access to human technology like knives and guns, etc."

    Die. Die slowly and painfully.

  13. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:04 pm
    My thoughts exactly, PinkAndGreen.
  14. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:04 pm
    Wow, that brother needs a swift kick to the genetalia, as for the woman...............................penetrate here with a live warhead.
  15. Profile photo of DrJack
    DrJack Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:04 pm
    To Turtledude:
    I sincerely hope you are joking about your comment. Even so, it was a joke in very poor taste. I found no humor in what you said.
    I would highly suggest that you spend some time with people with disabilities, as we can learn a lot from them. I have and it has changed my life for the better.
    Thus, I kindly ask you to withdraw your statement.
  16. Profile photo of mrwnt
    mrwnt Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:06 pm
    And it`s still acceptable in society to use the "retard" slur in everyday conversation. It`s just sad.

    If life is fair our generation will be looked at with disdain for our disregard for the mentally disabled, just as we look at past generations with disdain for their disregard for blacks.

  17. Profile photo of deanmalenko
    deanmalenko Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    punishment for keeping her like that.. but I gotta admit to turtle guy.. mankind would never have risen that dominating above all other animals on earth if it wasn`t about natural selection ( Don`t even try to convince me of some god shaping humans theory.. won`t work out in the end).. nobody wanted to have sex with unhealthy individuals to this genetic "strain" died without getting mixed into the pool... What I try to say is give em a decent death and burial before they can >>corrupt<< ( sorry had no other word right now) the genetics of future generations.. in the cruel old days multiple hundrets of years ago nobody cared about them but now there is some kind of "every creature has a right to live" mentality which isn`t wrong.. actually every creature DOES have a right to live.. as long as it`s viable.. you cant tell me that keeping a body alive with tons of equipment and machines is really "living"
  18. Profile photo of ak4775
    ak4775 Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    That sickens me deeply.
  19. Profile photo of deanmalenko
    deanmalenko Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:12 pm
    If life is fair our generation will be looked at with disdain for our disregard for the mentally disabled, just as we look at past generations with disdain for their disregard for blacks.
    --------------

    and you got an "Obama : Nope" avatar picture...

  20. Profile photo of DHise
    DHise Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:12 pm
    "HEY YOU GUUUUUUUUUUYS!"

    I`m sorry, uncalled for, yes, but I totally thought of Sloth the entire time.

  21. Profile photo of DrJack
    DrJack Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:13 pm
    Also, it is not only liberals who are for rights of the mentally disabled.
    I am about as conservative one can be, yet I feel that these people are equal to me in every way. I have no right to feel "superior" to them.
  22. Profile photo of Chiburashka
    Chiburashka Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:13 pm
    turtledude, crawl back to /b/.

    THEN die. We shouldn`t have to deal with the figurative stink.

  23. Profile photo of PinkAndGreen
    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:15 pm
    deanmalenko

    I`m trying really hard to refrain from typing some really rude things that would surely get me banned.

    Instead, I will say that I have worked with mentally disabled kids for about a year, and it really changes how you look at life. It`s not that they can`t learn, it`s that they learn slower. They get better everyday too. A girl with down syndrome that I work with was expected to live in a wheelchair her whole life, and her mind never be able to develop enough for her to communicate, and she`s proved all the doctors wrong. She can walk and she can sign things to you and is the sweetest girl you could ever hope to meet.

    But, instead I would really rather reply, as politely as possible, that is people like you we need ridding of.

  24. Profile photo of deanmalenko
    deanmalenko Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:18 pm
    pink I`m sure what you say is completely right I also tried to not make my post sound too harsh.. probably I dodn`t succeed in that
  25. Profile photo of deanmalenko
    deanmalenko Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:21 pm
    I mean if they can learn and have a quality in life worthy to transmit to future generations it`s cool for me... I meant inviable people that can`t do one thing on their own and suffer their life in bed only waiting for their deaths
  26. Profile photo of turtledude
    turtledude Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:22 pm
    Could someone please point out the difference between a retard and a dog, please? Oh, wait, you can`t, because there is no difference.
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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:24 pm
    "Neighbors said they knew the sister was living in the shed, but didn`t know how bad the conditions were"

    Yeah, because living in a shed is always just amazing.
    7 pit bulls? Really?

  28. Profile photo of PinkAndGreen
    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:24 pm
    "Could someone please point out the difference between a retard and a dog, please? Oh, wait, you can`t, because there is no difference."

    Is he breaking enough rules yet to ban him yet?

  29. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:25 pm
    Turtledude, who p*ssed in your cereal this morning?

    I bet you`d be singing a different tune if you were handicapped. Though from your comments it would seem like you were.

  30. Profile photo of burritosb
    burritosb Female 30-39
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:27 pm
    Her family are douches--that`s a given.

    However, I find the bigger douches in this story are the neighbours who KNEW all about her living in the shed "...but didn`t realize how bad the conditions were." Are they for F@#$%^` real? No one bothered to inform anyone.

    It`s disgusting!! Apathetic bastards!!

  31. Profile photo of DrJack
    DrJack Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:27 pm
    I do not want to stoop to as low a level as Turtledude, but it is very hard.
    retard: "To cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate."
    dog: "A domesticated carnivorous mammal (Canis familiaris) related to the foxes and wolves and raised in a wide variety of breeds."
  32. Profile photo of MrFibbles
    MrFibbles Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:27 pm
    damnit turtledude. youre trolling all wrong
  33. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:27 pm
    turtledude, f*ck off for a week. Come back when you learn not to be a dick.

    Consider this a warning. Next time it`s permanent.

  34. Profile photo of DrJack
    DrJack Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:28 pm
    All hail Davymid!
  35. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:28 pm
    Turtle, one more inflammatory remark out of you and you`re gone.

    Thank you.

  36. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:29 pm
    Alright, Davy`s got it.
  37. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:29 pm
    Thank you davymid.
  38. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:30 pm
    "If life is fair our generation will be looked at with disdain for our disregard for the mentally disabled, just as we look at past generations with disdain for their disregard for blacks."

    Really? *looks left, right* Yeah, umm, I`m not seeing any marches for mentally disabled rights. Seems to be we have laws against the mistreatment of them. Also have people to take care of them, and homes for them to live in.
    Maybe you can find a worthy cause to latch onto.

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    Norris Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    If life is fair our generation will be looked at with disdain for our disregard for the mentally disabled, just as we look at past generations with disdain for their disregard for blacks.
    --------------

    and you got an "Obama : Nope" avatar picture...

    -----------

    Just because you think Obama will make a terrible president, doesn`t make you a racist, in fact, voting for him, BECAUSE hes black, is racist.

  40. Profile photo of cakeeey
    cakeeey Female 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:32 pm
    The brother and sister are just sick to do that.
    That is truely awful
  41. Profile photo of deanmalenko
    deanmalenko Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:32 pm
    Just because you think Obama will make a terrible president, doesn`t make you a racist, in fact, voting for him, BECAUSE hes black, is racist.
    --------

    well.. votes are over right? how about standing behind your new president elect intead of whining that he wouldn`t make a good president anyway but that goes pretty much off topic I guess :)

  42. Profile photo of DHise
    DHise Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:37 pm
    Wow, high tensions in here.
  43. Profile photo of shishkabob
    shishkabob Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:38 pm
    the neighbors should also be arrested for not notifying anyone
  44. Profile photo of ben117
    ben117 Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:38 pm
    wow thats just wrong:-D
    :-O
    8-)
    :-P
    ;-)
  45. Profile photo of greengiant
    greengiant Male 13-17
    686 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 2:43 pm
    "And it`s still acceptable in society to use the "retard" slur in everyday conversation. It`s just sad."

    Retard ist technically a slur. Listen to George Carlin, then come back little bot. Calling them "Mentally disabled" or "Special Needs" doesnt actually make them any better. It doesnt stop them having problems

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    shishkabob Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 2:46 pm
    the only reason people use special needs or developmentally delayed or any other term other than retard is because people have used the term retard in a derogatory way. if it was never used that way all these other terms wouldn`t have been created, its just a way so that developmentally delayed people aren`t associated with something being "wrong" or "bad"
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 3:08 pm
    :(
  48. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 3:14 pm
    wtf, these people a complete twatheads, their own sisiter for fux sake
  49. Profile photo of DavioMagnifi
    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 3:17 pm
    HARRY POTTER!
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 3:23 pm
    Yep. Thats not right. The $700 social security cheque must be spent on her, otherwise its wasted.
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 3:39 pm
    Ah, sisterly love...
    Sick f-cks.
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    tie_died Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 3:51 pm
    this makes me sad to be part of the human race.
    and excuse me, but the neighbours knew she was living in the shed but didn`t know how bad it was? it`s a shed for f-ck sake! what do you think is in there, the land of Narnia?
  53. Profile photo of quick_sand8
    quick_sand8 Female 40-49
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    November 23, 2008 at 3:57 pm
    Do you people really think this is the ONLY case like this??? It is appalling to say the very least. But I would bet my right hand this isn`t a rare case, just one that has been "busted"... Sorry A$$ES treating their dogs better then their sister.
    Sick son`s of a bitches people who do stuff like this!! See, if your a decent person, you can`t work for organizations like SSN, DHS, any "public" helping organization that is state funded. They don`t CARE!!! as long as they get THEIR paycheck. Sure,they keep ? happy by busting a few bad eggs...but for the most part, the rest of the scum of the Earth get by with travesties that would make your skin crawl! As long as it ain`t you or yours-ism... (shaking my head in disgust) GREED people... me me me. screw unto others before they screw unto you... hell of a world huh?? (you`ll see when your my age. remember this when I`m gone)won`t seem so "crazy" then!!!!!
  54. Profile photo of quick_sand8
    quick_sand8 Female 40-49
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    November 23, 2008 at 4:00 pm
    this is the world YOUR gonna bring YOUR kids up in!!!!!!!! (she`s blowing smoke up our A$$$es)...
    You`ll see, years later... THIS is what YOU and YOURS are going to INHERIT...... I won`t be around to say "I told you so".... but one day, you`ll see...that is why us "old" people HOPE and PRAY, that YOU young people CHANGE things!!!!!!
    One can only hope!!!
  55. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2008 at 4:06 pm
    Quick_sand, we can hear you. Lay off the shift-1 a bit wouldya?
  56. Profile photo of ninjabot
    ninjabot Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 4:10 pm
    dude wtf 7 pitbulls thats way too much
    wtf again to the sister thing come on is this shawn of the dead (its just comparing) come on they didnt now how bad it was that is stuped :-<
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    November 23, 2008 at 4:15 pm
    Ah frikkit, I hate posts like this. Now I feel all guilted up and gonna have to let my mother out of the back shed. Probably have to give her pension back and all. Dang you IAB!!
  58. Profile photo of Ty-Force
    Ty-Force Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 4:27 pm
    we feel your pain lion hart.
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    in2gooh Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    lol davymid
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    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 4:37 pm
    Ya, I nearly got banned last week. Watch your tongue turtle.
  61. Profile photo of vandagirl
    vandagirl Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 4:59 pm
    Stuff like this really pisses me off -- Both of my brothers are Autistic, one to the point of mental retardation -- but with years of therapy and people CARING about them, they have developed SO much (to the point where the older one has lost his diagnosis and is deemed `normal`, and the other will most likely live a perfectly `normal` life though disabled). None of that would have been possible if we had given up and stuck them in a shed. I just can`t imagine living like some of these disadvantaged people -- Thinking that your own existence is a mistake?!

    Oh, and turtle... F*U*C*K Y*O*U.
    I`m done.

  62. Profile photo of awesomo
    awesomo Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 5:05 pm
    what movie is this like.................i can`t remember.
  63. Profile photo of DannyDanko
    DannyDanko Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 5:27 pm
    "Stuff like this really pisses me off -- Both of my brothers are Autistic, one to the point of mental retardation -- but with years of therapy and people CARING about them, they have developed SO much (to the point where the older one has lost his diagnosis and is deemed `normal`, and the other will most likely live a perfectly `normal` life though disabled). None of that would have been possible if we had given up and stuck them in a shed. I just can`t imagine living like some of these disadvantaged people -- Thinking that your own existence is a mistake?!

    Oh, and turtle... F*U*C*K Y*O*U.
    I`m done. "

    a: mental retardation and autism are two completely different conditions, not one being a "stronger" version of the other

    b: it wasnt their job to take care of the sister. providing her with ANY kind of shelter is a good gesture. they could have thrown her out on the street but they didnt

  64. Profile photo of MrCydonia
    MrCydonia Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2008 at 5:30 pm
    If only she had one more shed...then she could be known as Amelia "Two Sheds."
  65. Profile photo of vandagirl
    vandagirl Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 5:37 pm
    DannyDanko:

    (a) You`re right. I should have said `Autistic, and on the MR scale` for Noah. Thanks.

    (b) If that`s your outlook on it, I really pity your parents when they enter old age and can`t care for themselves. Or your siblings if they end up down on their luck/physically disabled/mentally disabled. Maybe people wherever the hell you`re from don`t give two sh*ts about their family, but we do... Hell, if my dad died today, my brothers would be here tomorrow. I love my family, and I guess it just throws me off that someone would be `okay` with someone living in an institution, shelter, or god-forbid, a freakin` shed.

    Just my opinion.

  66. Profile photo of DannyDanko
    DannyDanko Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 5:39 pm
    this thread (and other bullpoo equal rights threads) really piss me off.

    "discrimination" against people who literally are going to contribute nothing to society (AND actually draw money out of my pocket via taxes) isnt discrimination for one reason: IF SOMEONE IS GENUINELY, STATISTICALLY, and CLEARLY inferior to an average person, it only makes sense to treat them as an inferior being.

    almost all of the low and mid functioning mentally retarded and autistic people in the world are going to do absolutely nothing in their life except leech off the caring people in society. in the wild, these people would be either a: hunted by predation or b: die of natural causes. we are literally undoing the process of natural selection by considering and attempting to treat them as equals. THEY ARENT. PERIOD.

    comparing this to the racism of the 1900s is absurd. ask yourself this: Whats the difference between a brown and a white egg? Color. What about the between a fresh egg and a rot

  67. Profile photo of DannyDanko
    DannyDanko Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 5:40 pm
    READ POST BELOW FIRST: and a rotten one?
  68. Profile photo of DannyDanko
    DannyDanko Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 5:42 pm
    Side Note: Im not saying you should abuse or maltreat people with mental inferiorities, just dont try to pass them off as "normal" or "special" or "different but equal" there not.
  69. Profile photo of vandagirl
    vandagirl Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 5:43 pm
    Oh, dear.

    DannyDanko, when my brothers were diagnosed, my parents had to break the news to me that EDUCATED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS had said they would never walk, talk, be able to communicate, form relationships, or function in our society. They told me that they had been advised to put both of them in institutions. I was seven, Daniel was 5, and Noah was two and a half.

    My parents took the hard route and fought for them at every turn, and now Daniel is going to college and already has a contract to work for the family company in hardware maintenance, and Noah will be living a full and fulfilling life. I don`t mind taking care of him, but it really doesn`t look like I`ll have to take care of EITHER of them!

    I hope to God you never have kids, if you think that people in these situations should be weeded out because of inferiority.

  70. Profile photo of vandagirl
    vandagirl Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    Oh, and I say EDUCATED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS because you obviously aren`t one. And even THEY were wrong.

    So sorry, you don`t have a soapbox to stand on in my opinion.

  71. Profile photo of DannyDanko
    DannyDanko Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 5:56 pm
    vandagirl, you didnt really get the main point of my argument. im not saying that we should kill, abuse, maltreat, harm, whatever people with mental disabilities, its just ridiculous that when employers hire someone who doesnt have MR over someone who does its "discrimination" by definition, mental retardation is pretty much equivalent to stupid (iq < 70) and saying that people who are clearly inferior instantly and unconditionally deserve the same respect that normal people have to earn is crazy. There are two ways that special treatment of an inferior group could ehtically happen: a) declare people with disabilities equal and expect them to act as a normal person OR b)acknowledge the fact that their inferior, and provide them with the services they need while at the same time recognizing that they, are in fact, inferior. something that neither the school system or our government do.
  72. Profile photo of DannyDanko
    DannyDanko Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 5:58 pm
    "Oh, and I say EDUCATED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS because you obviously aren`t one. And even THEY were wrong.

    So sorry, you don`t have a soapbox to stand on in my opinion."

    i didnt say that your siblings wouldnt be able to function, i just said that there inferior to me and the rest of normal society, which they are.

  73. Profile photo of TrixieBlue
    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
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    November 23, 2008 at 5:59 pm
    That`s pretty fkd up :-(
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    vandagirl Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 6:04 pm
    If anything, Danny, you should have to work AS HARD AS THEY DO TO FUNCTION to get any respect.

    Crawl back under your little supremacist rock, jerkwad. They`re INFERIOR to you? I hope you`re joking... If not, you`ve revealed your callousness and ignorance to the world right there.

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    vandagirl Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 6:06 pm
    So you`re saying if you were physically or mentally disabled, you would be comfortable saying that you were inferior to the rest of society, essentially proclaiming your supposed uselessness and worthlessness, groveling for what little help you could get? Even if you became that way after living as a `normal` person?

    I don`t think so.
    Go play in traffic, you f*ckwit.

  76. Profile photo of DannyDanko
    DannyDanko Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 6:13 pm
    "If anything, Danny, you should have to work AS HARD AS THEY DO TO FUNCTION to get any respect.

    Crawl back under your little supremacist rock, jerkwad. They`re INFERIOR to you? I hope you`re joking... If not, you`ve revealed your callousness and ignorance to the world right there."

    Oh i wish i had to work as hard as they do. Commit crimes, get off because of my condition go apply for a job and sue when i dont get it for the same reason. Get on medicaid and get more benefits than some of the best insurance policies because im "special". Have teachers bullsh.t my grades so they dont get fired due to NCLB`s ridiculous standards. And then entering society and saying you know what i want to be equal (just a little more equal than you). Difficult.

    Also to your latest comment, yes. I am inferior to most of the adults in anykind of real career, and i am clearly not given as many rights as them. i cant vote, drive, drink or join the military until im deemed, through my

  77. Profile photo of DannyDanko
    DannyDanko Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 6:14 pm
    CONT: age that i am ready to do so. So yes, i would be perfectly fine with that.
  78. Profile photo of vandagirl
    vandagirl Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 6:18 pm
    Since you`re so blessed with knowledge of the crime-oriented lives of the mentally disabled of the world, what percent of them commit violent crimes? Or theft? Drugs? Anything? And what percentage of THOSE people were disadvantaged and did not receive medical or psychological help due to being impoverished, or with siblings/parents in denial or just plain lazy, like those in this news segment?

  79. Profile photo of DannyDanko
    DannyDanko Male 13-17
    254 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:22 pm
    "Since you`re so blessed with knowledge of the crime-oriented lives of the mentally disabled of the world, what percent of them commit violent crimes? Or theft? Drugs? Anything? And what percentage of THOSE people were disadvantaged and did not receive medical or psychological help due to being impoverished, or with siblings/parents in denial or just plain lazy, like those in this news segment?"

    partial legal immunity was an example, not the suggested norm. and for the record: my uncle was killed by a mentally disabled driver who ran a red light. he got 6 months in prison.

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    vandagirl Female 18-29
    110 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    And my mother got Hep. C from a blood transfusion that was improperly marked by a perfectly normal person, and that was from being hit by a drunk, but completely normal person. And she was put in that situation when she was helping drug-addicted, but perfectly mentally healthy. poo like that happens to anyone, and by anyone.
  81. Profile photo of DannyDanko
    DannyDanko Male 13-17
    254 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:27 pm
    But when its caused by anyone whose normal they get the punishment they deserve.
  82. Profile photo of vandagirl
    vandagirl Female 18-29
    110 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:27 pm
    Not to mention the perfectly mentally healthy people who gave blood when they knowingly had Hepatitis C in the first place. The only reason I know is because we had to track them down when we found out my mom was sick. Perfectly normal people making dumber decisions than a kid with the IQ equivalent of a six-year old. Yep, superior in all ways, right?
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    vandagirl Female 18-29
    110 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:29 pm
    That`s because normal people don`t get the benefit of the doubt. In some ways it is wrong, but in others, I don`t give a damn. If they are capable of safely driving a car, then let them. If they can be in public without episodes, let them. If they can hold jobs, and be productive, LET THEM. If they can`t, then take care of them. Don`t toss them aside like a commodity.
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    DannyDanko Male 13-17
    254 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:30 pm
    allright, the non-nice individual who gave your mom hep c is inferior to your brothers who are inferior to the rest of society.

    happy?

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    vandagirl Female 18-29
    110 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:32 pm
    No, I`m not. There is no such thing as inferior, when we are a society that will willingly give money to DECIDEDLY NON-FUNCTIONAL PEOPLE who smoke crack and have babies for the welfare, but won`t care for those who DIDN`T EVEN CHOOSE
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    vandagirl Female 18-29
    110 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:33 pm
    No, I`m not. There is no such thing as inferior, when we are a society that will willingly give money to DECIDEDLY NON-FUNCTIONAL PEOPLE who smoke crack and have babies for the welfare, but won`t care for those who DIDN`T EVEN CHOOSE TO BE THE WAY THEY ARE.
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    vandagirl Female 18-29
    110 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:35 pm
    Sorry, broken thought.... It`s sad, though.
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    DannyDanko Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    No, I`m not. There is no such thing as inferior, when we are a society that will willingly give money to DECIDEDLY NON-FUNCTIONAL PEOPLE who smoke crack and have babies for the welfare, but won`t care for those who DIDN`T EVEN CHOOSE

    Saying theres no such thing as inferior has to be the most naive statement ever made. And i agree with the fact that choosing to be useless deserves even less respect than being useless by circumstance but it doesnt make me and less superior to people with mental disabilities.

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    vandagirl Female 18-29
    110 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:40 pm
    I`m not saying you`re inferior to them, either! Jesus Christ, what is it with men and the one-uppery? Why do you have to be better, or worse, than anyone else?

    I`m saying, you have no idea what it`s like to be disabled, and you don`t know how hard it is. You should thank God, or whoever you believe in, that you aren`t, and wonder how you got so lucky. Knowing that people like you think so little of them, and going through what they have to makes them FAR better than you will ever be, but I try not to make a distinction. So you`re equal.

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    DannyDanko Male 13-17
    254 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:44 pm
    if you want to measure equality by ability then they are inferior. if you want to live in the world of rainbows and puppies and magical leprechauns then were all equal. if you want to live in that fantasy land, fine but just know that to the logical world you come across as an idiot.
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    Fizzlez Male 18-29
    91 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:46 pm
    What the hell do the 13-17`s know about taxes.
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    vandagirl Female 18-29
    110 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:48 pm
    You`re not even of the age of majority -- you know nothing of the `real` world. When mommy and daddy stop paying your way, and you`re able to have an intelligent, non-bias opinion, think about what you`ve said and hang your head in shame. Next, tell me the story about how cancer patients are inferior!
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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 6:49 pm
    I think a person who is significantly medically handicapped can objectively be said to be inferior in at least one area. Anyways, don`t be stereotyping men. I try really hard to use gender neutral pronouns and to be as blind as my hormones will allow to gender, so I wish people would extend the same courtesy.
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    vandagirl Female 18-29
    110 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:50 pm
    Sadly enough, I`m married to a man that thinks just like the little one that`s talking here. I`m sorry to stereotype, but I`m used to it.
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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 6:51 pm
    Gotcha. It happens.
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    DannyDanko Male 13-17
    254 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:52 pm
    You`re not even of the age of majority -- you know nothing of the `real` world. When mommy and daddy stop paying your way, and you`re able to have an intelligent, non-bias opinion, think about what you`ve said and hang your head in shame. Next, tell me the story about how cancer patients are inferior!

    its pretty funny how you get angry at me for calling myself inferior to the mentally disabled but your quick to consider your opinion superior to mine

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    DannyDanko Male 13-17
    254 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:54 pm
    *myself superior
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    vandagirl Female 18-29
    110 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:57 pm
    Not all men think like this, but it saddens me when I see it. My mom was sick, and my brothers were mentally disadvantaged, and I got to see it first-hand because I played `Mommy` for about ten years. Wouldn`t trade the experience for the world, though. I guess you have to live it (by proxy) to get it.
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    Fizzlez Male 18-29
    91 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:57 pm
    Experience and maturity backing up her opinion make it superior.
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    vandagirl Female 18-29
    110 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:58 pm
    Well, when you`re so full of your own greatness, it`s hard not to be pissed off at you.
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    vandagirl Female 18-29
    110 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:59 pm
    Thank you, Fizzlez.
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    DannyDanko Male 13-17
    254 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 6:59 pm
    Experience and maturity backing up her opinion make it superior.

    then intelligence and ability make me superior to mentally disabled people...

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    Fizzlez Male 18-29
    91 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 7:00 pm
    You certainly lack tact.
  104. Profile photo of vandagirl
    vandagirl Female 18-29
    110 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 7:01 pm
    Sorry, but my inferior disabled little brother knows how to capitalize. Just sayin`.
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    DannyDanko Male 13-17
    254 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 7:07 pm
    this is turning stupid. when your brothers going nowhere in life, feel free to remember this little arguement.
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    vandagirl Female 18-29
    110 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 7:09 pm
    Oh, lowblow. That`s cute. I bet my brother does more with his life than you.. Mostly because he appreciates how much work it took to get there. You, however, will never know that.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 7:40 pm
    This makes me wonder how many regulars on IAB are posting from their own private backyard shanty. From here I can see at least two serious possibilities.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 8:10 pm
    OK peeps, on topic and off flaming please. There`s an Open Forum currently still open if you want to chat back and forth.
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    tie_died Female 18-29
    214 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 9:27 pm
    Applying the concept of inferiority to people, based on IQ or any criterion, is dangerous - think about it, what is considered inferior? It`s very subjective. For example, not too long ago, women were considered inferior to men and why? No good reason really as it turns out. Every person is different. Just because a person has a low IQ (according to tests which are fairly biased by the way), doesn`t make that person mentally incapacitated. For example, look at the autistic savant - someone who is incredibly good at performing mathematics or playing the piano, but cannot function as well in social situations. Every person has a place in society - it is up to us to find and accept that place. Don`t hate something just because you don`t understand it yet.
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    Ty-Force Male 18-29
    400 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 11:03 pm
    "Oh, lowblow. That`s cute. I bet my brother does more with his life than you.. Mostly because he appreciates how much work it took to get there. You, however, will never know that."


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    envisage Female 18-29
    15 posts
    November 23, 2008 at 11:05 pm
    Late post, sorry. Arguing over the superiority is pretty useless in conversation. It`s such a subective topic, and there is no clear anwer.
    If you want to go by the Kantian view, all human beings are considered equal, and to consider one more important than another is to deny a person their autonomy as a person.
    Basically, any person is inheritly valuable because they are a person.
    If you want to go by a utilitarian view (I suppose it would go under that category), people are valued by what they can do. Though Danny is being a total dick about it, he does seem to support a rather common philosophy. Whether he can back it properly is another question.
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    Lorodiam Male 18-29
    189 posts
    November 24, 2008 at 12:29 am
    Lol wow there was a bit of a flame war going on down below there... not really fussed about all that. Fact of the matter is, this sucks for the poor woman. I hope those other two people get royally screwed. Treating anyone at all like that is unacceptable, disabled or not.
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    jessinurFACE Female 13-17
    58 posts
    November 24, 2008 at 12:58 am
    wow this is really sad. My brother was mentally ill and my whole family spent thousands of dollars a year on keeping him in hospitals.
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    Sammichiaki1 Female 18-29
    206 posts
    November 24, 2008 at 1:59 am
    thats just awful
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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    November 24, 2008 at 5:03 am
    "Sunday, November 23, 2008 4:06:14 PM
    Quick_sand, we can hear you. Lay off the shift-1 a bit wouldya?"

    xD davy once again has made my day hahahahaha

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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    November 24, 2008 at 5:07 am
    vandagirl: i just wanna say well done to you and your parents, i cant imagine how hard it must be to fight that battle everyday, but you and your parents are amazing for doing it, and clearly made the right decision, good on you for not giving up! xx
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    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
    917 posts
    November 24, 2008 at 5:22 pm
    DannyDanko, not trying to drag up any fights that were dying down, but..

    When you`re talking about mentally disabled people like that, you are talking about kids I happened to love and know very well. Like I had said before, just because they are mentally disabled does not mean that they will never learn, and that they will be useless nothings their whole lives, it`s just that it takes them longer to learn. Where we learn to count to a hundred when we are eight, they learn how to do it when they`re fourteen. It doesn`t mean that they CAN`T learn, they just have to work at it a bit longer.

    They are brilliant in their own ways. One autistic boy I know will remember any birthday that he reads, hears, or sees. Another boy can do HUGE puzzles faster then you`ll be able to believe.

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    kaybublz Female 18-29
    340 posts
    November 24, 2008 at 9:56 pm
    what`s wrong with that? i`d be happy to live in a shed!
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    green_btrfly Female 18-29
    751 posts
    November 25, 2008 at 8:15 am
    poor girl, no one deserves that. If they didn`t want to take care of her they should have handed her over to the state or something, at least then she could have a better life.
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    Frankii Female 18-29
    437 posts
    November 25, 2008 at 8:44 am
    No-one should ever do that,disabled people are some of the cleverest people in the world whereas some just need help to get by. So damn well help them.
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    green_wrath Male 18-29
    498 posts
    November 25, 2008 at 1:01 pm
    0:56 lol

    -terrible yah know? terrible

    *someone comes out his shed*

    - OH SHI- *runs*

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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    November 26, 2008 at 2:16 am
    awesome
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    aust4beer Male 30-39
    196 posts
    November 26, 2008 at 9:00 am
    Those people will be spending a long time in jail for their actions. The government doesn`t take it easy when you commit fraud against them. Spending her disability checks on themselves will get them what they deserve.

    DannyDanko, your a d!ck.

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    fluffyhoob Female 18-29
    195 posts
    November 26, 2008 at 5:29 pm
    tie_died
    Don`t hate something just because you don`t understand it yet.

    spot on. my 6 year old son has Aspergers. He is INCREDIBLY smart and is one of the top students in his class. what lets him down atm is the fact he has only just been diagnosed and not enough people understand autism and so tend to treat him like a neuro-typical kid when he does wrong..which he doesn`t respond to as he is not neuro-typical. i never knew anything about autism and would have probably looked at an autistic kid having a tantrum the same as people look at my son. but i am proud of him and he WILL do well. as did steven spielberg,einstein (apparently) and several other people with autism and other mental conditions who are SUPERIOR to dannydanko imho

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    RadioSilence Male 18-29
    1 post
    November 26, 2008 at 11:59 pm
    fluffyhoob

    I feel your sons pain, I`ve been dealing with having Aspergers for 18 years...most of those without even knowing what the hell was wrong with me, and I can tell you now that I f*cking hate it. I get up every day wishing I could somehow become normal, but knowing that all the medicine in the world can`t help me. So all I can say is good luck, you sound like a very understanding parent and I only hope you can help your son deal with it in a better way than my own parents have for me.

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    Qtw Male 13-17
    36 posts
    December 1, 2008 at 12:08 am
    ok heres my take on those with severe mental disabilities. they have a very VERY small chance of becoming corrupted. meaning that they will most likely stay pure at heart. you think that your better than they just because you think their stupid?! well i got news for you bigots like you are the stupid ones. oh my bad i will speak bigot. DURRR I THINK ME BETTER THAN OTHER PEOPLE CUZ I DONT LIKE THEM. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?! just because they have a disability does not mean your better. seriously this is one reason why i refer to humanity as retarded monkeys. excluding the mentally disabled and ones who actually care for others and the enviroment. im glad that most of the comments here are insulting the bigots here. i hope you bigots die a slow and painful death.
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    fiiza Female 13-17
    49 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 5:13 pm
    thats horrible

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