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The posts in play...

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From Intolerance to Tolerance to Acceptance
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Taking Leave of Our Senses
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autism is a disorder
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How to Redefine a Word
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Glenn Beck and the Red Knight
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The comments...

+ Mark: Too bad for you. I now have "celebrated" written down and no fair going back and changing the record. What's the problem? Does it give [. . .]
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+ Roque, my 2 cents, House hearings - yes Senate hearings - yes Justice Dept. investigation - yes Bullshit Truth Commission - no (God, I love this [. . .]
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+ Scott, I know the vulgar term is not unknown here. I just found all the "bullshit" and "shitcan" lingo somewhat out of place -- [. . .]
+ Mark: Maybe you'll then answer the question, since ED Kain declines: "Why in the world would we ever need an ad hoc bullshit truth commission [. . .]

Actually, I probably overstated my case in using the word "celebrated." I was really trying to just say "accepted."

+ Roque: 1. The concept of a Truth Commission, in modern times at least, has been far more likely to wind up being overly deferential to [. . .]
+ Asperger’s, and various other disorders, including ADHD, are in fact things that society should learn to celebrate. I'm proud to say that I was diagnosed [. . .]
+ To quote E.D.'s progeny, for "fucksakes", Bob. I've been known to drop in a cuss word here and there, but only when I think it [. . .]
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+ So you're saying that you'd like to dumb down your virtual world as much as you're forced to dumb down your real world? Hmmmmm...... I understand where [. . .]
+ Freddie: Thanks for the response. I acknowledge that in the cases of severe autism, we are talking about something where the individual is probably [. . .]
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+ My problem is that, in real life, I hang out in places where my vocabulary is, quite regularly, mocked. "Wow! 'nihilism'! That's a big word!" And [. . .]
+ Gosh - you'd think we're all such thin-skinned prudes around here we can't handle a "f-k" intersected by the letters u and c. We [. . .]
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I know Jaybird. I feel like a twitt since last night I styled it "f--k."

+ Good lord, we don't have bloody censorship here. We just ask that people treat each other with some modicum of respect. If that [. . .]
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Thank god. The 'F' word.

Now I can *REALLY* start posting.

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+ I'm not forcing you to say anything, Freddie. You come up with gems like "I have a hard time imagining a group who are more [. . .]
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+ So calling someone soulless is a sign of respect where you come from? Children getting beaten up in school because they're socially awkward is a [. . .]
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+ Bob, I have a propensity for cussing in speech that I rarely transfer to my writing. In fact, I'm working on that now that [. . .]
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+ The term "truth commission," like "homeland," is outrageous. On a positive note, I thank E.D. for breaking the "bullshit" dam. And Roque is no [. . .]
+ The idea that society deals with autistic people with disrespect and in a way that is counterproductive to even its own stated goals does not [. . .]
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+ As much of a problem I have with the yelly children two booths away when I am trying to enjoy my fajitas at Chili's, I [. . .]
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+ For clarity, I have to edit this paragraph: This is the biggest straw man I see from this side of the disagreement: You (autistic advocates) are [. . .]
+ Jaybird: I have to say, I think you're being a bit unfair to Freddie. He's not saying that autistic people should be removed from society; [. . .]
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+ In many cases, Freddie, society IS in the wrong. The idea that society deals with autistic people with disrespect and in a way that is [. . .]
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+ "Hey, all I'm saying is that not all downsy folk are like Corky on Life Goes On! I'm the victim here!" If only the rest of [. . .]
+ I wasn't suggesting that Clinton should be immune somehow. I was just explaining why there will be no truth commission or federal prosecutions: Democrats don't [. . .]
+ No one in the autistic-led advocacy movement argues that autistic children don’t need help to learn how to function well in society I'm sorry, but that [. . .]
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+ Mark, there is an obvious distinction between homosexuality and autism. I'm just not seeing disinctions between different types hoping to remove certain types of genetic undesirables [. . .]
+ Gentlemen, calm down! There's an obvious distinction between autism and homosexuality, which is that in our modern society the former, in and of itself, [. . .]
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+ I think what you fail to recognize is that most autistic advocates do not deny that there are disabilities that come along with autism, (sensory [. . .]
+ I think the greatest impediment to this dialogue is that we so often think of autism as being a lesser type like Aspergers, or just [. . .]
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+ It's only comedy in the "farce" sense of history repeating itself, Freddie. I've no doubt that the eugenics you're proposing will have any less of a [. . .]
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+ Here's the distinction: You've got military target "T". If you just drop a missile on T because you have an open shot and you don't care [. . .]
+ There is a reason why parents who adopt the "autism is a difference" perspective often have so much better results in their parenting (at *all* [. . .]

This is comedy, at this point, Jaybird.

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+ The analogy I am making is not "homosexuality to autism". The analogy I am making is "people wanting to end homosexuality and people wanting to end [. . .]
+ Good break-down jaybird. I suppose it depends to a degree on why #3 was utilized. Was there simply no way to avoid civilian [. . .]
+ I'm saying that the analogy to homosexuality is false, and more, it's just a pathetic gotcha. I don't think that there is any meaningful congruity [. . .]
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+ I remember a good friend, in a heated exchange on the Palestinian/Israeli debate, breaking this out. I will break it out now. Let's say that there [. . .]

Try writing a post about how Mormons aren't Christians sometime. The similarity in response arguments to Freddie's post are somewhat striking...

+ If Clinton is guilty of torture then I hope any truth commission formed will cover that as well. Let's dig as deep as possible [. . .]
+ I can't stand reading Sullivan (because he's an outrage) whore) so could you explain why a truth commission is so necessary? If laws were broken, [. . .]
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+ Larison on the torture question: "I have started doubting whether people who are openly pro-torture or engaged in the sophistry of Manzi’s post are part [. . .]
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+ Read what you like, promote what you like. I'm arguing for self policing, not censorship. I don't really expect conservatives to exercise their much vaunted moral authority [. . .]
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+ Douthat: "But the argument isn’t going away. It will be with us as long as the threat of terrorism endures." Unfortunately that may be true, [. . .]

Good point, Dave. Though I think purposeful slaughter of civilians is certainly now considered a crime....

+ Jaybird is talking about retroactively declaring an action criminal, as opposed to the knowing violation of existing law (torture) and treaty obligations (investigation and prosecution [. . .]