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  1. It is Fake is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    Belt ranks are only valid within their own contexts. I've known people with dan ranks who, IMO, couldn't actually fight their way out of a Chinese retaurant.

    The worst of that "story" was the condescending cliches strung together by the reporters.
    Quote Originally Posted by gregaquaman View Post
    I suppose it depends on what people think a black belt is for.

    If it is designed to impress other people take it off him.

    If it is a recognition of your own achievment let him keep it.

    I never got "the to defend themselves" bit how do we set a standard on that?
    Two of the better let him keep the belt posts in this thread.
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    That school was full of child black belts with poor form. The downs kid blackbelt almost seems more legit than some of the other ones.
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    As soon as I realized this whole thing happened in Detroit, I stopped giving a ****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helmutlvx View Post
    As soon as I realized this whole thing happened in Detroit, I stopped giving a ****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zendokan View Post
    Neither life expectancy or IQ will augment ever.
    So who really cares about a kid getting a (honory) black belt. He will never teach, open a school or give out belts and I'm quit sure that persons with an IQ of 100 or higher know that it's an honory black belt.
    The point is, I think, that some idiot thought it could be used as a publicity stunt, and put it into the news.

    Honor to the kid for the effort it must cost him; shame to the idiots that think this is a viable way to milk money out of disabled people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helmutlvx View Post
    As soon as I realized this whole thing happened in Detroit, I stopped giving a ****.

    Hahaha..every time I think of Detroit, I think of Rip Hamilton, and this.

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    Have a look here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/gloucest...00/8632826.stm

    Downs syndrome man olympic lifting training for the paralympics.

    These people already have the deck stacked against them, and some of them try damn hard (just as some proportion of the population do) to get better at what they are interested in.

    In the original case the school owner needs to look at what black belt he's giving, and why. If it was a marketing opportunity it was cold an cynical, if it was because that is actually the standard of the school then his standard is crap, and if it was because of some ill conceived notion to pander to the disabled kid it was poorly thought out and shows a level of discrimination on their behalf.

    Saying all that the reporting is shocking and he may well have given out the equivalent of a paralymics black belt... you just don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sley View Post
    yea except in scotland where its 89...
    I am Scottish
    and have an IQ of 144 to 155 depending on which test used.

    This proves I am really good at taking IQ tests.


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    SCOTLAND is the least intelligent part of the UK and performs poorly on average IQ against most of Europe, an academic has claimed.
    Professor Richard Lynn said the Scots average IQ of 97 was well below the England and Wales average of 100.5 and on a par with the Republic of Ireland. London and the south-east of England scored top in the UK, with an average IQ of 102.
    http://news.scotsman.com/scotlandspo...-IQ.2762056.jp
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    Quote Originally Posted by adouglasmhor View Post
    I am Scottish
    and have an IQ of 144 to 155 depending on which test used.

    This proves I am really good at taking IQ tests.
    Of course it does...
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    I think this thread is awesome. One guy who has Autism is actually trying to convince people that he is equal to a retarded kid!! That is awesome!!

    Every time you see some kid running around the supermarket with his mom and he has white pajamas on with a colored belt and patches all over it, what do you think? Do you really think this is a fighter, or do you thing, well I know which daycare his mother takes him to in the afternoon?

    All that blackbelt does, is signify how long the kid has been going to that particular afternoon daycare.

    To the autism guy, you are in college. This kid probaly just got potty trained.
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