Saturday, February 27, 2010

[socialactionfoundationforequity:2156 Public health budget up by Rs.1,253 crore

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Public health budget up by Rs.1,253 crore
http://www.mynews.in/News/Public_health_budget_up_by_Rs.1,253_crore_N39402.html

Posted On: 27-Feb-2010 13:18:07 By: Vishwas Sinha

New Delhi: India's public health budget has gone up by Rs.1,253 crore,
with special focus on AIDS control and mental health programmes and
the prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Of the total Rs.22,300 crore (Rs.223 billion/$4.82 billion) health
budget, about Rs. 3,181 crore has been earmarked for various schemes
to benefit the health of the people - up from Rs.1,928 in 2009-10.

However, the allocation for providing medical relief to people
uprooted by natural disasters saw a decrease of Rs.149 crore. The
amount has dipped to Rs.96 crore from about Rs.245 crore in 2009-10.

India's AIDS control programmes saw an increased allotment of Rs.403
crore - up from Rs.888.15 crore to Rs.1,291 crore this fiscal.

The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) is the apex body to
prevent, curb and educate people about the disease and carries out
prevention programmes. India is home to 2.5 million HIV/AIDS patients,
including over 70,000 children below the age of 14.

With nearly two percent Indians in need of medical attention in the
area of mental health, the government has increased the amount for the
National Mental Health Programme with Rs.103 crore - up from Rs.50
crore - an increase of Rs.53 crore.

With India being called the diabetes capital of the world and more and
more young people suffering from heart disease, the budget focus is
also on the national programme for the prevention and control of
diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

The programme has got Rs.90 crore - an increase of Rs.73 crore from
the previous budget.

The budget has also hiked the allocation for manufacturing vaccines
with the government speeding up efforts to produce a vaccine to combat
the contagious swine flu virus, which has killed 1,366 people and
affected 29,599 in the country so far.

The amount to manufacture vaccines has gone up from Rs.31.65 crore to
Rs.35.52 crore.

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2155 Obama aide backs India's moves on homosexuality

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Obama-aide-backs-Indias-moves-on-homosexuality/articleshow/5625166.cms

Kounteya Sinha, TNN, Feb 28, 2010

NEW DELHI: Two of India's most controversial moves to combat HIV/AIDS
-- legalizing homosexuality and the plan to introduce sex education in
schools -- has found some fresh support from Dr Helene Gayle, US
president Barack Obama's chief adviser on HIV/AIDS.

Dr Gayle, who is in India, told TOI in an exclusive interview that
both these strategies will help reduce the stigma against marginalized
communities and also help demystify sex, thereby helping young Indians
grow up to "become healthy sexual individuals".

She said that HIV numbers are constantly dipping in India -- both
decrease in cases due to better interventions and better tools to
reach realistic estimates.

"But India's decision to decriminalize homosexuality will greatly help
reduce stigma and societal exclusion of populations like the gay
community. This will lead to more people of marginalized communities
coming out in the open allowing HIV interventions to reach them.
Recognizing sexual diversity is vital for any country's fight against
HIV."

Dr Gayle, who spent over 20 years as director of the AIDS programme at
the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also advised India
to have an "age appropriate sex education module".

"This will help youngsters make safe choices which, in turn, will help
them emotionally and physically. Even in the US like in India, the
pendulum on sex education swung both ways -- from being restrictive to
being open," Dr Gayle said.

Sex education is already underway in most states. However, last year,
some states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Madhya
Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh were against the move, fearing
it would corrupt young minds.

According to WHO, early sex education delays the start of sexual
activity, reduces sexual activity among young people and encourages
those already sexually active to have safer sex. Researchers have
found no support for the contention that sex education encourages
sexual experimentation or increased sexual activity.

Dr Gayle also criticised the nearly dozen countries who still ban
entry of HIV patients. US was one of them till last year when the
Senate repealed the legislation prohibiting HIV-positive visitors and
immigrants to enter the country.

"Having such a ban does not have public health benefits. It's just
discriminatory," Dr Gayle said.

At present, countries like Iraq, China, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Qatar,
Oman, Russia, Colombia, South Korea, Yemen and Armenia ban entry of
HIV patients. Some 67 countries around the world have a variety of HIV-
specific laws that restrict the entry, stay or residence of people
living with HIV.

Warning the world against becoming complacent about HIV, Dr Gayle said
HIV continues to be a major infection. "There is unacceptably high
rate of people being newly diagnosed with HIV. We need new prevention
tools like vaccines and microbicides. Governments should continue to
put HIV as top priority."

Scientists in South Africa are suggesting a radical shift in the fight
against HIV -- they think that everyone, initially in South Africa but
eventually in all high risk areas, should be tested for HIV and if
they're positive, be put on anti-retroviral drugs for life.

But Dr Gayle said, "ART greatly reduces transmission rates. Universal
testing isn't the answer. Answer to preventing HIV is for people to
reduce high risk behaviour. Compulsory testing will not be effective.
India must increase HIV testing sites specially for high risk groups
like sex workers and men who have sex with men."

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2154 New Prisons Act to ensure rehabilitation of offenders

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New Prisons Act to ensure rehabilitation of offenders
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2010/20100228/punjab.htm#2

Saurabh Malik
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 27
The "Punjab Prison and Correctional Services Act" will not only aim at
arresting illegal activities inside the prisons, but also at ensuring
rehabilitation and reintegration of the offenders in the society, says
Dr Upneet Lalli, deputy director with the Institute of Correctional
Administration-cum-Chairman of the committee set up to prepare the
legislation's draft.

The committee, with former Additional Director General of Police BS
Sandhu as a member, has been given two months to prepare the draft.
Deputy Inspector General (prisons) Jagjit Singh is to assist the
committee.

In an exclusive interview with The Tribune, Dr Lalli asserts: "The
prison administration is facing peculiar changes due to the
alterations in the nature of crime and criminals. As such, scientific
classification with a focus on correction, after-care and follow-up
will be a major focus of the new Act".

Dr Lalli says the draft prepared previously had included the rights of
the prisoners. But, the present draft would also incorporate rights
and duties of the prisoners. "Then there are new types of prison
offences. You have the problem of mobiles and drugs inside prisons.
So, the new Act will also have suitable provisions to curb these and
other illegal activities inside the prisons," Dr Lalli adds.

Detailing on the need to have the new Act, she says: "Probation, after-
care and follow-up have been totally neglected by the prison
administration and the social welfare department. The new Act will
bridge this gap by focusing on the rehabilitation and reintegration of
the offenders into the society".

For the purpose, the committee is studying the Acts of Delhi and West
Bengal and hopes to have "a law governing the prisons that would be
visionary and helps to usher in prison reforms in the true sense".

Dr Lalli says: "A progressive legislation is called for, as the
administration and management of prisons has made significant progress
since the enactment of the Prisons Act of 1894, and Prisoners Act of
1900. Acts of other countries are also being studied."

Putting things in historical perspective, she says: "The British had
formulated the Prison Act of 1894 for the regulation of jails for
enforcement of discipline in British India. Prisons were not houses of
correction, but aimed at making the prison life more difficult and
harsh.

"It was mainly the freedom fighters, who were sent to prisons charged
with offences under IPC. While the British has introduced new
legislations to govern the prisons in the UK, and even has private
prisons, India continues to retain the old Prison Act. The process of
change, particularly the structural changes in prison administration
have been slow."

Dr Lalli was a member of the committee of the Draft National Policy on
Prison and Correctional Administration, 2005-07, constituted by the
Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

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TESTfunda Daily Wordlist 28-Feb-10

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dissuade [ di-SWEYD ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. to persuade not to perform an act
2. to deter
3. to advise against doing something
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 We dissuaded our friend from dropping out of college.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 They are also intended to dissuade Israel from launching attacks on Iran's nuclear facilitiesMy husband wants to fly over and accompany me but I dissuade him, saying that after all the upheaval the children need him more than I do.
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surge [ surj ]
 noun, intransitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (n.) a rush or strong wavelike advance
2. (n.) a swelling wave or a rolling sea
3. (intr. v.) to rise and move in a billowing manner
4. (intr. v.) to increase suddenly
5. (tr. v.) to gradually loosen or slacken
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The excited fans surged onto the football field as soon as the game was over.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Health chiefs have revealed how icy weather saw a surge in patient numbers across south west Scotland.
BBC, Big freeze prompted patient surge, 2 February 2010
 
impenitent [ im-PEN-i-tuh'nt ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. unrepentant
2. having no feeling of regret or sorrow for sin
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The impenitent murderer was given the death penalty for his crime.
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 But Miss Smith remained impenitent even when chided by her predecessor, John Reid, who said he would certainly have wanted to know if his "opposite number" was about to be arrested.
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compendium [ kuh'm-PEN-dee-uh'm ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a concise account of a subject
2. a brief treatise or a summary
3. a complete list
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 The history teacher gave the students a compendium on Maratha history.
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 The Savage Detectives, Bolaño's most celebrated novel about a doomed quest to find an avant-garde poet in the deserts of northern Mexico, is an almost exhaustive compendium of Mexican writers from the 1970s, some shrouded in pseudonyms and some subjected to open hostility.
The Telegraph, Nazi Literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolaño: review, Ed King, 10 January 2010.
 
unsightly [ uhn-SAHYT-lee ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. unattractive to look at
2. unpleasant sight
3. offensive or distasteful
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 After she underwent cosmetic surgery her unsightly countenance was transformed into a vision of beauty.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 She was the manager of a Government office in charge of 50 to 60 people and in good health save that she was troubled by unsightly patches of spots similar to acne,
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Stress marks: [ CAPS ] indicates the primary stressed syllable, as in newspaper [NOOZ-pey-per ] and information [ in-fer-MEY-shuh' n ]
CONSONANTS
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[d] do, ladder, bed
[f] food, offer, safe
[g] get, bigger, dog
[h] happy, ahead
[j] jump, budget, age
[k] can, speaker, stick
[l] let, follow, still
[m] make, summer, time
[n] no, dinner, thin
[ng] singer, think, long
[p] put, apple, cup
[r] run, marry, far, store
[s] sit, city, passing, face
[sh] she, station, push
[t] top, better, cat
[ch] church, watching, nature, witch
[th] thirsty, nothing, math
[th'] this, mother, breathe
[v] very, seven, love
[w] wear, away
[hw] where, somewhat
[y] yes, onion
[z] zoo, easy, buzz
[zh] measure, television, beige
 
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[a] apple, can, hat
[ey] aid, hate, day
[ah] arm, father, aha
[air] air, careful, wear
[aw] all, or, talk, lost, saw
[e] ever, head, get
[ee] eat, see, need
[eer] ear, hero, beer
[er] teacher, afterward, murderer
[i] it, big, finishes
[ahy] I, ice, hide, deny
[o] odd, hot, woffle
[oh] owe, road, below
[oo] ooze, food, soup, sue
[oo'] good, book, put
[oi] oil, choice, toy
[ou] out, loud, how
[uh] up, mother, mud
[uh'] about, animal, problem, circus
[ur] early, bird, stirring
 
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[a*] Fr. ami
[kh*] Scot. loch, Ger. ach or ich
[œ] Fr. feu, Ger. schön
[r*] Fr. au revoir, Yiddish rebbe
[uh*] Fr. oeuvre
[y*] Fr. tu, Ger. über
 
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[an*] Fr. bien
[ahn*] Fr. croissant
[awn*] Fr. bon
[œn*] Fr. parfum
[in*] Port. Principe
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rec.bicycles.racing - 25 new messages in 6 topics - digest

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Today's topics:

* The IOC should be grateful... - 11 messages, 6 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/d4a24e01fa2449c8?hl=en
* Is Ryan riding or watching Sunday afternoon? - 2 messages, 2 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/7eeaec5e432b5759?hl=en
* What's better than a silver medal in the non-special Olympics? - 3 messages,
3 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/a924947420892529?hl=en
* More Tennessee Genius - 5 messages, 4 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/c79ee8575314a9a6?hl=en
* omloop time, bitches - 3 messages, 3 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/6905599ced9cfab9?hl=en
* Inequity - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/a0a163f4c9486db9?hl=en

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TOPIC: The IOC should be grateful...
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/d4a24e01fa2449c8?hl=en
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== 1 of 11 ==
Date: Fri, Feb 26 2010 10:32 pm
From: Michael Press


In article
<a82a54f5-3e0d-4f64-86bd-1a6588170134@m35g2000prh.googlegroups.com>,
Brad Anders <pbanders@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Feb 26, 7:40 am, Bob Schwartz <bob.schwa...@sbcREMOVEglobal.net>
> wrote:
>
> > I swear, the Olympics are run by retards.
>
> Bob, you can't say that word any more.
>
> Brad "PC Cop" Anders

Hard to figure why calling somebody a retard is a
hanging offense. Ever think about the word? It is a
euphemism. Those kids are not retarded. They ain't
never catching up. You are doing them a favor with
retard. They are what is left after you make a pinochle
deck. But in these sensitive times simply skip over
`retard' and go for `feeble minded', or `brain damaged'
or `simpleton.' Or not. I ignore it mostly, except
sometimes. So, is there a safe word?

--
Michael Press


== 2 of 11 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 12:28 am
From: Ryan Cousineau


In article <rubrum-98DC0E.22325326022010@news.albasani.net>,
Michael Press <rubrum@pacbell.net> wrote:

> In article
> <a82a54f5-3e0d-4f64-86bd-1a6588170134@m35g2000prh.googlegroups.com>,
> Brad Anders <pbanders@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Feb 26, 7:40 am, Bob Schwartz <bob.schwa...@sbcREMOVEglobal.net>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > I swear, the Olympics are run by retards.
> >
> > Bob, you can't say that word any more.
> >
> > Brad "PC Cop" Anders
>
> Hard to figure why calling somebody a retard is a
> hanging offense. Ever think about the word? It is a
> euphemism. Those kids are not retarded. They ain't
> never catching up. You are doing them a favor with
> retard. They are what is left after you make a pinochle
> deck. But in these sensitive times simply skip over
> `retard' and go for `feeble minded', or `brain damaged'
> or `simpleton.' Or not. I ignore it mostly, except
> sometimes. So, is there a safe word?

No, and if you follow the history, not only did "retarded" start out as
a euphemism ("imbecile," was one of several narrow classifications that
predated it), it's been one of several terms that have attempted to stay
out front of pejorative usage.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_H._Goddard#Vineland

Thus retarded, challenged, special, different, and whatever other
euphemism is in current use will always become pejorative, as long as
what they're meant to describe is a person with diminished mental
capacity (another one!). The concept is inherently insulting when
applied to people of normal mental capacity.

Stupid is as stupid does,

--
Ryan Cousineau rcousine@gmail.com http://www.wiredcola.com/
"In other newsgroups, they killfile trolls."
"In rec.bicycles.racing, we coach them."


== 3 of 11 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 12:44 am
From: Ryan Cousineau


In article <hma6mp$8a6$1@news.eternal-september.org>,
"KurganGringioni" <soulinthemachine@gmail.com> wrote:

> Kurgan. presented by Gringioni.
>
> ps. p0wn the podium!!

What's that? I can't hear you over ALL THIS GOLD!

--
Ryan Cousineau rcousine@gmail.com http://www.wiredcola.com/
"In other newsgroups, they killfile trolls."
"In rec.bicycles.racing, we coach them."


== 4 of 11 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 1:46 am
From: Donald Munro


Bob Schwartz wrote:
>>> I swear, the Olympics are run by retards.

K. Fred Gauss wrote:
>> Also, watched by retards.

Tom Kunich wrote:
> It didn't used to be that way.
>

I am resisting temptation; where are my brownie points ?


== 5 of 11 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 1:41 am
From: Donald Munro


Bob Schwartz wrote:
> Before they get their undies in a twist over hockey
> players smoking and drinking (who would ever imagine!)

Dumbass,
The IOC representatives have stained undies.


== 6 of 11 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 2:29 am
From: "Kurgan Gringioni"

"Ryan Cousineau" <rcousine@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:rcousine-E40CB4.00440327022010@[74.223.185.199.nw.nuvox.net]...
> In article <hma6mp$8a6$1@news.eternal-september.org>,
> "KurganGringioni" <soulinthemachine@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Kurgan. presented by Gringioni.
>>
>> ps. p0wn the podium!!
>
> What's that? I can't hear you over ALL THIS GOLD!

OWN THE PODIUM!!!!!!!!!!!!

== 7 of 11 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 9:43 am
From: Michael Press


In article
<rcousine-0C6123.00284327022010@[74.223.185.199.nw.nuvox.net]>,
Ryan Cousineau <rcousine@gmail.com> wrote:

> In article <rubrum-98DC0E.22325326022010@news.albasani.net>,
> Michael Press <rubrum@pacbell.net> wrote:
>
> > In article
> > <a82a54f5-3e0d-4f64-86bd-1a6588170134@m35g2000prh.googlegroups.com>,
> > Brad Anders <pbanders@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > On Feb 26, 7:40 am, Bob Schwartz <bob.schwa...@sbcREMOVEglobal.net>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > I swear, the Olympics are run by retards.
> > >
> > > Bob, you can't say that word any more.
> > >
> > > Brad "PC Cop" Anders
> >
> > Hard to figure why calling somebody a retard is a
> > hanging offense. Ever think about the word? It is a
> > euphemism. Those kids are not retarded. They ain't
> > never catching up. You are doing them a favor with
> > retard. They are what is left after you make a pinochle
> > deck. But in these sensitive times simply skip over
> > `retard' and go for `feeble minded', or `brain damaged'
> > or `simpleton.' Or not. I ignore it mostly, except
> > sometimes. So, is there a safe word?
>
> No, and if you follow the history, not only did "retarded" start out as
> a euphemism ("imbecile," was one of several narrow classifications that
> predated it), it's been one of several terms that have attempted to stay
> out front of pejorative usage.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_H._Goddard#Vineland
>
> Thus retarded, challenged, special, different, and whatever other
> euphemism is in current use will always become pejorative, as long as
> what they're meant to describe is a person with diminished mental
> capacity (another one!). The concept is inherently insulting when
> applied to people of normal mental capacity.
>
> Stupid is as stupid does,

I do not mind people calling people retard when the
target has the capacity but does not live up to it;
though I do not use invective in that way: to say
somebody _is_ something that they are not; but that is
more a result of reading Alfred Korzybski. Maybe there
is something actually wrong with it. I do not know. If
there is then it is not a slight of the truly <current euphemism>.

Sometimes I will say that someone is _acting_ stupid.

--
Michael Press


== 8 of 11 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 9:49 am
From: Donald Munro


Michael Press wrote:
> Sometimes I will say that someone is _acting_ stupid.

Ah, so we're all just acting dumbasses.

== 9 of 11 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 11:16 am
From: curtis@the-md-russells.org


On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 15:09:48 -0600, Bob Schwartz
<bob.schwartz@sbcREMOVEglobal.net> wrote:

>Brad Anders wrote:
>> On Feb 26, 7:40 am, Bob Schwartz <bob.schwa...@sbcREMOVEglobal.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I swear, the Olympics are run by retards.
>>
>> Bob, you can't say that word any more.
>>
>> Brad "PC Cop" Anders
>
>The discourse here is easier to take if you resort to
>doping. Ask Curtis about the bourbon-based protocol.
>
>Bob Schwartz

Besides,one of the nation's largest advocacy and (separately) largest
non-profit support organization for those less developed mentally uses
'retarded citizens' as part of their names.

Kind of like complaining, as some do, that using Indian instead of
Native American is no longer PC. You can take your complaint to the
Bureau of Indian Affairs on that one - the sinecure for politically
connected Indians.

Curtis L. Russell
Odenton, MD (USA)
Just someone on two wheels...


== 10 of 11 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 11:41 am
From: curtis@the-md-russells.org


On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 22:32:53 -0800, Michael Press <rubrum@pacbell.net>
wrote:

>
>Hard to figure why calling somebody a retard is a
>hanging offense. Ever think about the word? It is a
>euphemism. Those kids are not retarded. They ain't
>never catching up. You are doing them a favor with
>retard. They are what is left after you make a pinochle
>deck. But in these sensitive times simply skip over
>`retard' and go for `feeble minded', or `brain damaged'
>or `simpleton.' Or not. I ignore it mostly, except
>sometimes. So, is there a safe word?

Mental retardation is a diagnosis in many - probably most, but I don't
know - states in the U.S., so it can't get too non-PC. At one time
there evidently was a carefully calibrated system that used idiot,
mentally retarded, and a couple of other terms to indicate what level
of mental handicap the person had, but that was replaced by a
numbering system, either 4 (generally) or 5, also used for physical
handicap. A 4 by 4 would be a severely handicapped patient confined to
a wheelchair and unable to conduct basic body functions on their own
or any real level of communication - in our case, it was usually
severe stroke patients.

A level one, mental handicap only, probably only shows up when they
have odd or irregular behavior that brings them into the system.

So when you hear people that work in the system, you don't hear
references to idiot or retarded (at least, I never did), because they
are inexact. You hear references to 2 by 2's or 4 by 3's, because
generally, mentally handicapped end up physically handicapped, if by
excess weight if no other. And the reference is clear within most
contexts without further elaboration, unless you're talking about
physicians or social workers discussing treatment plans.

The numbers also lead directly to funding levels from the state and
feds, which I guess is pretty obvious.

The terms mentally handicapped or mentally retarded are used extremely
coommonly to refer to the population in general (most legislation in
the state of Maryland uses one of those two terms). It is non- PC only
when used directly to the person, which serves no useful purpose other
than to insult a level 1 or 2 handicapped individual. Since they are
often fully developed and have possibly lower levels for avoiding
violence as a solution, it strikes me as a poor choice of words for
several reasons.

Curtis L. Russell
Odenton, MD (USA)
Just someone on two wheels...


== 11 of 11 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 12:22 pm
From: Bob Schwartz


curtis@the-md-russells.org wrote:
> At one time
> there evidently was a carefully calibrated system that used idiot,
> mentally retarded, and a couple of other terms to indicate what level
> of mental handicap the person had, but that was replaced by a
> numbering system, either 4 (generally) or 5, also used for physical
> handicap.

The IOC is run by Cat 5s.

Bob Schwartz

==============================================================================
TOPIC: Is Ryan riding or watching Sunday afternoon?
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/7eeaec5e432b5759?hl=en
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== 1 of 2 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 12:55 am
From: "Mike Jacoubowsky"


Or will he still be hung over from partying with the women?
http://www.nbcolympics.com/news-features/news/newsid=448672.html#did+canadian+hockey+celebration

Should be a good game. Haven't decided whether I want to not know about it
and watch it later or not. Sunday's supposed to be our first nice day in a
while, so no way am I going to be seeing it live. Time to ride.

--Mike Jacoubowsky
Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReaction.com
Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA

== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 6:59 am
From: "Tom Kunich"


"Mike Jacoubowsky" <MikeJ@ChainReaction.com> wrote in message
news:ks2dnXBqJMicQxXWnZ2dnUVZ_vidnZ2d@earthlink.com...
>
> Haven't decided whether I want to not know about it and watch it later or
> not. Sunday's supposed to be our first nice day in a while, so no way am I
> going to be seeing it live. Time to ride.

It would be nice if it were warm as well. Seems like I've been wearing
layers forever.

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TOPIC: What's better than a silver medal in the non-special Olympics?
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== 1 of 3 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 1:47 am
From: Donald Munro


Ryan Cousineau wrote:
> I'm neither old nor wealthy by the standards of this
> newsgroup.

We have standards ?

== 2 of 3 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 2:29 am
From: "Kurgan Gringioni"

"Donald Munro" <none@mailinator.com> wrote in message
news:n96n57-rq3.ln1@donaldm.homeip.net...
> Ryan Cousineau wrote:
>> I'm neither old nor wealthy by the standards of this newsgroup.
>
> We have standards ?

Dumbass -

In order to be accepted here, you have to be a dumbass.

thanks,

Dumbass. presented by Gringioni.

== 3 of 3 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 11:06 am
From: curtis@the-md-russells.org


On Sat, 27 Feb 2010 11:47:03 +0200, Donald Munro <none@mailinator.com>
wrote:

>Ryan Cousineau wrote:
>> I'm neither old nor wealthy by the standards of this
>> newsgroup.
>
>We have standards ?

Maybe he meant memes.

Curtis L. Russell
Odenton, MD (USA)
Just someone on two wheels...

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TOPIC: More Tennessee Genius
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== 1 of 5 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 7:23 am
From: "Kurgan Gringioni"


Wonder if Rick in Tennessee is related to this classy lady?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/02/25/international/i141753S99.DTL

Drunk mom allegedly runs through school with sword

Friday, February 26, 2010

(02-26) 11:48 PST Memphis, Tenn. (AP) --

Police said the mother of an elementary school student drank a 40 ounce
bottle of malt liquor before brandishing a sword in her child's school. The
woman, 32, apparently intended to confront the parents of another child who
had been in a spitting match with her child the previous day.

According to court records, an employee at Riverview Elementary School in
Memphis reported a drunk woman armed with a sword was running through the
halls of the school and had threatened to cut her.

Officers who arrived on the scene retrieved a black cane that concealed the
blade.

The woman charged with aggravated assault and having a weapon on school
property.

<end>

== 2 of 5 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 9:57 am
From: bar


On Feb 27, 10:23 am, "Kurgan Gringioni" <kgringi...@hotmail.com>
wrote:
> Wonder if Rick in Tennessee is related to this classy lady?
>
> http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/02/25/internati...
>
> Drunk mom allegedly runs through school with sword
>
> Friday, February 26, 2010
>
> (02-26) 11:48 PST Memphis, Tenn. (AP) --
>
> Police said the mother of an elementary school student drank a 40 ounce
> bottle of malt liquor before brandishing a sword in her child's school. The
> woman, 32, apparently intended to confront the parents of another child who
> had been in a spitting match with her child the previous day.
>
> According to court records, an employee at Riverview Elementary School in
> Memphis reported a drunk woman armed with a sword was running through the
> halls of the school and had threatened to cut her.
>
> Officers who arrived on the scene retrieved a black cane that concealed the
> blade.
>
> The woman charged with aggravated assault and having a weapon on school
> property.
>
> <end>

everyone's related in tennessee, bro


== 3 of 5 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 10:02 am
From: Donald Munro


Kurgan Gringioni wrote:
> Wonder if Rick in Tennessee is related to this classy lady?
>
> http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/02/25/international/i141753S99.DTL
>
>
> Drunk mom allegedly runs through school with sword

Sword ? Tennessee ?


== 4 of 5 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 12:13 pm
From: "K. Fred Gauss"


Donald Munro wrote:
> Kurgan Gringioni wrote:
>> Wonder if Rick in Tennessee is related to this classy lady?
>>
>> http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/02/25/international/i141753S99.DTL
>>
>>
>> Drunk mom allegedly runs through school with sword
>
> Sword ? Tennessee ?

Anywhere, really.


== 5 of 5 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 2:22 pm
From: bar


On Feb 27, 3:13 pm, "K. Fred Gauss"
<Some...@Somewhere.You.Dont.Wanna.Be> wrote:
> Donald Munro wrote:
> > Kurgan Gringioni wrote:
> >> Wonder if Rick in Tennessee is related to this classy lady?
>
> >>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/02/25/internati...
>
> >> Drunk mom allegedly runs through school with sword
>
> > Sword ? Tennessee ?
>
> Anywhere, really.

b-more: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2009-09-16/news/0909150076_1_samurai-sword-samurai-weapon-pontolillo

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TOPIC: omloop time, bitches
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== 1 of 3 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 8:00 am
From: Amit Ghosh


On Feb 23, 1:07 pm, bar <barbari...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 1.  Freire
> 2.  Pozzato
> 3.  Boonen
>
> ...
>
> 79.  Hincapie   9:56

dumbass,

wrong spanish rider, flecha attacked with about 20 kms to go and
soloed away.

hincapie rolled in while flecha was doing his post-race interview.

but that i was anticipating the most was the latest episode of the liz
hatch comedy hour. crash of course. hopefully there is video.

== 2 of 3 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 9:40 am
From: bar


On Feb 27, 11:00 am, Amit Ghosh <amit.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 23, 1:07 pm, bar <barbari...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > 1.  Freire
> > 2.  Pozzato
> > 3.  Boonen
>
> > ...
>
> > 79.  Hincapie   9:56
>
> dumbass,
>
> wrong spanish rider, flecha attacked with about 20 kms to go and
> soloed away.
>
> hincapie rolled in while flecha was doing his post-race interview.
>
> but that i was anticipating the most was the latest episode of the liz
> hatch comedy hour. crash of course. hopefully there is video.

yeh, i had no idea flecha was in any kind of shape. he was becoming a
bit like the spanish jacky durand ... glad he bagged one.

i hope liz didn't injure those two wonderful boobs.


== 3 of 3 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 12:21 pm
From: heather


Amit Ghosh wrote:
> On Feb 23, 1:07 pm, bar <barbari...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 1. Freire
>> 2. Pozzato
>> 3. Boonen
>>
>> ...
>>
>> 79. Hincapie 9:56
>
> dumbass,
>
> wrong spanish rider, flecha attacked with about 20 kms to go and
> soloed away.

It was nice to sleepily read the live report on c.n. early this morning,
even if they did try to scald me with my own precious coffee at the end
with their results switchero. ("wait, what??")

h

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TOPIC: Inequity
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/a0a163f4c9486db9?hl=en
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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Sat, Feb 27 2010 11:11 am
From: curtis@the-md-russells.org


On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 15:26:58 -0800 (PST), Scott
<hendricks_scott@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Even if a 25 yr sentence equates to a life sentence in this case, I
>wouldn't want a life sentence for an architect of genocide. Perhaps
>they should hook him up to an antibiotic drip and just hacking away at
>him with machetes, a little bit at a time, till he resembles the Black
>Knight ("its only a flesh wound"). Then let him bleed out.
>
>Keeping him in prison for the rest of his life is too humane.

Dunno. Been in our jails and prisons and have had subcontractors quit,
saying that if they were locked up, they would try to kill themselves
and seem to mean it. Been to a couple of max security state prisons
and one out of country and not sure 25 years there is humane in any
real sense of the word. I doubt we would be talking about a Fed
country club type prison.

Curtis L. Russell
Odenton, MD (USA)
Just someone on two wheels...


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