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Originally posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker:
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Originally posted by Llewtrah:
The person probably doesn't have a passport either.

???

What does that have to do with intellectual property law? Or is that just a random slam?

Seaboe

It's a summary of the sort of person who assumes that US law is global law or that a US-specific hang-up is not a global hang-up (I get plenty of those!) and who can't understand why they don't get taken seriously when they quote something US-specific at a .co.uk address. It's indicative of the sort of person who who is totally unaware that there is a world beyond their national borders. It's based on 10 years worth of observation of that type of person.

As I said, if they'd cited something applicable beyond their own borders, I'd take notice. The fact they don't is indicative of someone unaware of a world beyond their borders - the sort of person who doesn't own a passport. I don't get this problem from inhabitants any other country (which speaks volumes).

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Regarding the poor grammar on the Deaf Snopes Buster site...

Here's a linky to a Gallaudet Research Institute piece about literacy and Deaf students.

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For the 17-year-olds and the 18-year-olds in the deaf and hard of hearing student norming sample, the median Reading Comprehension subtest score corresponds to about a 4.0 grade level for hearing students. That means that half of the deaf and hard of hearing students at that age scored above the typical hearing student at the beginning of fourth grade, and half scored below.
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Half of the 17 & 18 YOs tested were at less than a beginning 4th grade level. For you non-USers, 4th graders are usually 9 to 10 YOs. A lot of the kids have reading skills that are 8 years or more behind their hearing peer group. You can imagine their writing skills lag equally far behind. It's a big area of interest in the Deaf Education community.

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quote:
Originally posted by Llewtrah:
quote:
Originally posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker:
quote:
Originally posted by Llewtrah:
The person probably doesn't have a passport either.

???

What does that have to do with intellectual property law? Or is that just a random slam?

Seaboe

It's a summary of the sort of person who assumes that US law is global law or that a US-specific hang-up is not a global hang-up (I get plenty of those!) and who can't understand why they don't get taken seriously when they quote something US-specific at a .co.uk address. It's indicative of the sort of person who who is totally unaware that there is a world beyond their national borders. It's based on 10 years worth of observation of that type of person.

As I said, if they'd cited something applicable beyond their own borders, I'd take notice. The fact they don't is indicative of someone unaware of a world beyond their borders - the sort of person who doesn't own a passport. I don't get this problem from inhabitants any other country (which speaks volumes).

I don't own a passport because I have never had the need or opportunity to travel outside of the U.S. (except to go just across the border into Mexico). The fact that I don't have a passport is indicative of nothing more than the fact that, up to this point in my life, I have not needed one.

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