Message from discussion Lisp code for reading
Subject: Re: Lisp code for reading
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From: Tim X <t...@spamto.devnul.com>
Date: 03 Nov 2005 18:15:41 +1100
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"justinhj" <justi...@gmail.com> writes:
> Raffael Cavallaro wrote:
> "this is just a common lay misconception"
> Since when was humour not allowed to rely on those?
I think the "issue" is that in this case this misconception promotes a
misunderstanding regarding a disease which appears to be increasing in
prevalence, but yet still does not get the research and treatment
funding it needs. Also, it is often offensive to those who have had to
struggle to overcome/manage their condition. A large part of the
struggle is due to ignorance and misconceptions regarding what the
disease is and its affects.
I have seen what this disease can do to someones life and how those
around them react to them and until you have seen this close up, its
very difficult to understand what they are going through The
reaction many supposedly intelligent people have to those with
schizophrenia, even after the person with the condition has recieved
treatment and learnt to manage their illness, is both sad and
While its true humor often relies on common misconceptions, this
doesn't justify it or make it OK. Lets face it, most racist humor is
based on misconceptions, but its not OK.
The e-mail address on this message is FALSE (obviously!). My real e-mail is
to a company in Australia called rapttech and my login is tcross - if you
really need to send mail, you should be able to work it out!