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Old 08-13-2012, 07:35 PM   #161
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You don't like my explanation because it blows holes in your attempt to do whatever it is you're trying to do. So instead you want to criticize me (which is really what you're doing anyway). Can't make everyone happy and I'm not going to pander to the squeaky wheel.

This thread is about a policy that's in place. If you'd like to discuss me and how I moderate, pick either Feedback or Open Forum and go until your heart's content.

If you have any other questions about the actual topic of this thread, I'm happy to address.

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Old 08-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #162
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For some unknown reason, this thread reminds me of something I read once:
"Arguing over the Internet is like participating in the Special Olympics - even if you win you are still retarded "

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Old 08-14-2012, 09:25 AM   #163
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I didn't do anything this time, and I won't, I just like poking the bear. It's funny going and looking at how many group rides there used to be and how few there are now
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The rides I organize don't get posted on PNW. I don't like picking up bikes on my rides. I know if I go on a PNW ride, there's a strong possibility it will happen, I base whether I want to go or not based on that
Anyone besides me notice the irony here?

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Old 08-14-2012, 09:30 AM   #164
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For some unknown reason, this thread reminds me of something I read once:
"Arguing over the Internet is like participating in the Special Olympics - even if you win you are still retarded "

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WHY THE R-WORD HURTS

Advocates explain why the R-word is so hurtful when used in jokes or as part of everyday speech.

The R-word is EXCLUSIVE
“What’s wrong with "retard"? I can only tell you what it means to me and people like me when we hear it. It means that the rest of you are excluding us from your group. We are something that is not like you and something that none of you would ever want to be. We are something outside the "in" group. We are someone that is not your kind. I want you to know that it hurts to be left out here, alone.” – Joseph Franklin Stephens, Special Olympics Virginia athlete and Global Messenger

The R-word IGNORES INDIVIDUALITY
“Words matter. People don't need to scoff at others to make a point. Everyone has a gift and the world would be better off if we recognized it.” – Tim Shriver, CEO of Special Olympics

The R-word equates intellectual disability with being DUMB OR STUPID
When saying the R-word, “What we mean is that he is as stupid as someone who is mentally handicapped, and we mean that in the most derogatory sense. The implication is that the only characteristic of mentally handicapped individuals is their stupidity.” – Crystal, Stanford, CA

The R-word spreads HURT
“It is wrong to pain people with your language. Especially, when you have already been made aware of your oral transgression's impact. Make no mistake about it: WORDS DO HURT! And when you pepper your speak with "retard" and "retarded," you are spreading hurt.” – John C. McGinley, actor and star of the hit TV show “Scrubs”

The R-word is OFFENSIVE
“The word retard is considered hate speech because it offends people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as the people that care for and support them. It alienates and excludes them. It also emphasizes the negative stereotypes surrounding people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; the common belief that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be segregated, hidden away from society, which, in my opinion, is really old fashioned.” – Karleigh Jones, Special Olympics New Zealand athlete

The R-word is INCORRECT
“When you say the "R" word it makes people feel bad and it hurts my feelings and I don't want to hear you guys say it. Instead, you can call me a leader, a hero, or a human being, but please don't call me the "R" word.” – Dony Knight, Special Olympics Oregon athlete

The R-word is DEROGATORY
“Because the word has become a casual description of anything negative or flawed, ‘retarded’ is no longer considered an appropriate way to describe people with intellectual disabilities. And any use of the word, even when used as slang and not intended to be offensive, is hurtful - because it will always be associated with people who have disabilities.” – Sara Mitton, Board Member, Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association

The R-word fosters LONELINESS
“It hurts and scares me when I am the only person with intellectual disabilities on the bus and young people start making “retard” jokes or references. Please put yourself on that bus and fill the bus with people who are different from you. Imagine that they start making jokes using a term that describes you. It hurts and it is scary.” – Joseph Franklin Stephens, Special Olympics Virginia athlete and Global Messenger

The R-word is HATE SPEECH
“I don’t think you understand how much you hurt others when you hate. And maybe you don’t realize that you hate. But that’s what it is; your pre-emptive dismissal of them [people with intellectual disabilities], your dehumanization of them, your mockery of them, it’s nothing but another form of hate. It’s more hateful than racism, more hateful than sexism, more hateful than anything.” – Soeren Palumbo, student, advocate, brother to a sister with an intellectual disability.

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Old 08-14-2012, 09:39 AM   #165
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Cyndy, I can't help feeling that if the there is a shorter version or cliff notes it will help the "delayed" members of the boards take in your message.

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Old 08-14-2012, 09:47 AM   #166
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Cyndy, I can't help feeling that if the there is a shorter version or cliff notes it will help the "delayed" members of the boards take in your message.
short version:

Words are like bullets: when well aimed, they have a pretty hard effect and hurt just as much.

research:
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:04 AM   #167
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Anyone besides me notice the irony here?
I just pointed out the lack of rides, I didn't complain about it. If you go through the old threads, the difference between then and now is blatantly obvious. PNWRiders was more fun back then too. Less moderated, more FRIENDLY ribbing, because a higher percentage of people knew each other.

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:36 PM   #168
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Cyndy, I can't help feeling that if the there is a shorter version or cliff notes it will help the "delayed" members of the boards take in your message.
They can start with what is in all caps, then move out from there at their own pace.

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:37 PM   #169
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They can start with what is in all caps, then move out from there at their own pace.
Wow, you sound so authoratative in that statement.

Me likey.

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:40 PM   #170
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Gives me wood

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:50 PM   #171
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Lol.

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Old 07-17-2013, 02:35 AM   #172
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:04 AM   #173
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[QUOTE=Cyndy;2830289]WHY THE R-WORD HURTS

Advocates explain why the R-word is so hurtful when used in jokes or as part of everyday speech.

The R-word is EXCLUSIVE
“What’s wrong with "retard"? I can only tell you what it means to me and people like me when we hear it. It means that the rest of you are excluding us from your group. We are something that is not like you and something that none of you would ever want to be. We are something outside the "in" group. We are someone that is not your kind. I want you to know that it hurts to be left out here, alone.” – Joseph Franklin Stephens, Special Olympics Virginia athlete and Global Messenger

The R-word IGNORES INDIVIDUALITY
“Words matter. People don't need to scoff at others to make a point. Everyone has a gift and the world would be better off if we recognized it.” – Tim Shriver, CEO of Special Olympics

The R-word equates intellectual disability with being DUMB OR STUPID
When saying the R-word, “What we mean is that he is as stupid as someone who is mentally handicapped, and we mean that in the most derogatory sense. The implication is that the only characteristic of mentally handicapped individuals is their stupidity.” – Crystal, Stanford, CA

The R-word spreads HURT
“It is wrong to pain people with your language. Especially, when you have already been made aware of your oral transgression's impact. Make no mistake about it: WORDS DO HURT! And when you pepper your speak with "retard" and "retarded," you are spreading hurt.” – John C. McGinley, actor and star of the hit TV show “Scrubs”

The R-word is OFFENSIVE
“The word retard is considered hate speech because it offends people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as the people that care for and support them. It alienates and excludes them. It also emphasizes the negative stereotypes surrounding people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; the common belief that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be segregated, hidden away from society, which, in my opinion, is really old fashioned.” – Karleigh Jones, Special Olympics New Zealand athlete

The R-word is INCORRECT
“When you say the "R" word it makes people feel bad and it hurts my feelings and I don't want to hear you guys say it. Instead, you can call me a leader, a hero, or a human being, but please don't call me the "R" word.” – Dony Knight, Special Olympics Oregon athlete

The R-word is DEROGATORY
“Because the word has become a casual description of anything negative or flawed, ‘retarded’ is no longer considered an appropriate way to describe people with intellectual disabilities. And any use of the word, even when used as slang and not intended to be offensive, is hurtful - because it will always be associated with people who have disabilities.” – Sara Mitton, Board Member, Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association

The R-word fosters LONELINESS
“It hurts and scares me when I am the only person with intellectual disabilities on the bus and young people start making “retard” jokes or references. Please put yourself on that bus and fill the bus with people who are different from you. Imagine that they start making jokes using a term that describes you. It hurts and it is scary.” – Joseph Franklin Stephens, Special Olympics Virginia athlete and Global Messenger

The R-word is HATE SPEECH
“I don’t think you understand how much you hurt others when you hate. And maybe you don’t realize that you hate. But that’s what it is; your pre-emptive dismissal of them [people with intellectual disabilities], your dehumanization of them, your mockery of them, it’s nothing but another form of hate. It’s more hateful than racism, more hateful than sexism, more hateful than anything.” – Soeren Palumbo, student, advocate, brother to a sister with an intellectual disability.[/QUOTE

Sometimes I like to take my car to the local drag strip, the car is equipped with Nitrous oxide. To protect the engine, Using a timing light, I back off the ignition timing 3 or 4 degrees to "Retard" the timing. If it's too far "Advanced" damage can result.( I know first hand) So I will continue to "retard" the ignition, but not too "retarded", You never go "full Retard" as this can be harmfull as well.Good Lord what happened to this country.

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Old 07-17-2013, 05:25 AM   #174
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This whole thread is retarded.

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