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2005/5/18 [Politics/Domestic/Gay, Reference/History/WW2/Germany] UID:37739 Activity:high
5/18    Dear German Nazi historian buffs. I've always wondered about this.
        Did the Nazis ever tolerate gays and lesbians? Did they ship them to
        concentration camps, or they had a don't ask don't tell policy?
        \- er who do you think came up with the Pink Triangle. lesbos were
           sent to the eastern front.
        \_ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Gays_during_the_Holocaust
           "In 2002 the German government released an official apology to
           the gay community." I'm still waiting for the Japs to apologize
           to gay Chinese men.
           \_ What did the Japanese do to gay Chinese men in particular that's
              not done to Chinese men in general?  I've never heard about this.
              \_ They forced them to serve as comfort men to gay Japanese
                 soldiers in the Pacific.  -John
                 \_ Source, John. --erikred
                    \_ I don't think he's being serious, guy.
                       \_ Source, guy. --erikred
                          \_ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humor
                             http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retard
        \_ Early on, the Nazi's welcomed gays, or at least tolerated them.
           The leader of the Brown Shirts, Eric Rohm,  was gay. During the SS
           purge of the SA (Brown Shirts) they killed him and one of the stated
           reasons was his moral degeneracy (code name for being gay). Soon
           after that they went into full on gay hating mode.
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slapstick ta kes more passive social norms relating to physicality and plays with the m In other words, comedy is a sign of a 'bug' in the symbolic make-up o f language, as well as a self-correcting mechanism for such bugs. Once t he problem in meaning has been described through a joke, people immediat ely begin correcting their impressions of the symbols that have been moc ked. This is why jokes are only funny when told the first time. surprise), or else the na tural result of interpreting the original situation in a different, less common, way. For example: A man speaks to his doctor after an operation. He says, "Doc, now that the surgery is done, will I be able to play the piano?" Typically, the priest will make a remark, the rabbi will continue i n the same vein, and then the lawyer will make a third point that forms a sharp break from the established pattern, but nonetheless forms a logi cal (or at least stereotypical) response. Henri Bergson wrote an essay on "the meaning of the comic", in which he viewed the essence of humour as the encrustation of the mechan ical upon the living. He used as an instance a book by an English humori st, in which an elderly woman who desired a reputation as a philanthropi st provided "homes within easy hail of her mansion for the conversion of atheists who have been specially manufactured for her, so to speak, and for a number of honest folk who have been made into drunkards so that s he may cure them of their failing, etc." This idea seems funny because a genuine impulse of charity as a living, vital impulse has become encrus ted by a mechanical conception of how it should manifest itself. Puns classify words n ot by what lives (their meaning) but by mechanics (their mere sound). Treasury of Humor) that the essence of humour is anticlima x: an abrupt change in point of view, in which trivial matters are sudde nly elevated in importance above those that would normally be far more i mportant.
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During childhood, the term developmental delay is synonymous but currentl y preferred in many contexts because of the pejorative connotations acqu ired by the term "mental retardation". short stature, with which it shares all of the following characteristics: * Diagnostic criteria are defined statistically and arbitrarily. The limitations of cognitive function will cause a child to learn and dev elop more slowly than a typical child. Children who have retardation may take longer to learn to speak, walk, and take care of their personal ne eds such as dressing or eating. They will have trouble learning in schoo l Learning will take them longer, require more repetition, and there ma y be some things they cannot learn. The extent of the limits of learning is a function of the severity of the retardation. fragile X are the three most common inborn causes of mental retardati on. By most definitions, mental retardation is more accurately considered a d isability rather than a disease. There is no "cure" for established mental retardation, thoug h with appropriate support and teaching most individuals with retardatio n can learn to do many things. edit Signs of mental retardation There are many signs of mental retardation. For example, retarded childre n may: * sit up, crawl, or walk later than other children; About 87 percent of mentally retarded people will only be a little slower than average in learning new information and skills. In early childhood , mild retardation (IQ 60-75) may not be obvious, and may not be diagnos ed until they begin school. As they become ad ults, many people with mild retardation can live independently and may b e considered by others in their community as "slow" rather than "retarde d". Moderate retardation (IQ 50-60) is nearly always obvious within the first years of life. These people will encounter difficulty in school, at hom e, and in the community. In many cases they will need to join specially separated classes, but they can still progress to become functioning mem bers of society. The remaining 13 percent of individuals with mental retardation score bel ow 50 on IQ tests. A person with more severe retardation will need more intensive support and supervision his or her entire life. Nevertheless, every retarded child is able to learn, develop, and grow to some extent. The capacity to experience joy and human relationships is not IQ-dependent. Intellectual functioning, or IQ, is usually measured by a test called a n IQ test. People scoring below 75 are often - - but not always -- mentally retarded. Adaptive behavior, or adaptive functioning refers to the skills needed to live independently (or at the minimally acceptable level for age). To a ssess adaptive behavior, professionals compare the functional abilities of a child to those of other children of similar age. To measure adaptiv e behavior, professionals use instruments that are actually structured i nterviews, with which they systematically elicit information about the p erson's functioning in the community from someone that knows them well. There are many adaptive behavior scales, and accurate assessment of the quality of someone's adaptive behavior requires clinical judgement as we ll. Examples of the kinds of behaviors that are assessed by adaptive beh avior scales Certain skills are important to adaptive behavior. edit Causes of mental retardation Doctors have found many causes of mental retardation. Sometimes mental retardation is caused by abnorma l genes inherited from parents, errors when genes combine, or other reasons. Mental retardation can result when the bab y does not develop inside the mother properly. For example, there may be a problem with the way the baby's cells divide as it grows. rubella during pregnancy may also have a baby with mental retardation. If a baby has problems during labor and birth, suc h as not getting enough oxygen, he or she may have mental retardation. English a s simple forms of abuse, and this is still the main usage. Their now obs olete use as psychiatric technical definitions is of purely historical i nterest. There have been some efforts made among mental health professio nals to discourage use of these terms. Note that the term retard or tard is still used as a generic insult, especially among children. mental age is 2 years or less, and the person cannot guard himself against common physical dangers. The term was gradually replaced by the term profound mental retardation. It is now usually subdivided into two categories, known as severe mental retardation and moderate mental retardation.