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n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person with an intellectual disability.


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Patient discussion about retard

Q. This makes me to think how babies come out retarded and what the causes of retardation in babies are. My heart some time trembles when I see some parents dedicating their whole life for their retarded babies whom they gave birth after few years of their marriage. This makes me to think how babies come out retarded and what the causes of retardation in babies are. Is it not in our hands?

A. Hi there,

My opinion is that we are all perfect - just the way we are regardless of whether we are well or ill, beautiful or ugly, nice or mean. There is a perfect balance in the Universe – we cannot have positive without the negative – to think otherwise is to be ignorant. There is no a curse without a blessing nor a blessing without a curse. We are all part of the divine matrix – a matrix of love (as Dr Demartini likes to call it). The reason we don’t see any of this is only because we don’t look.

Please think about your question – whatever answer I could give – it would never satisfy you and it would not change what is.

My personal view is that we don't choose our babies – our babies choose us. There is a reason why 'your baby' wanted you to be her/his parent. Your baby may have ‘felt’ that you would be the perfect parents to shower them with love, affection and patience – everything that a child with autisms requires. Or perhaps, it is something that you (your so

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The thiophthalimide (CTP) and sulfonamide classes of retarders differ from the organic acid types by their ability to retard scorch, or onset of vulcanization, without significantly affecting cure rate or performance properties.
The acquisition of Filtrauto will strengthen the Group's presence on the aftermarket, while the Telma retarders business will benefit its truck activity.
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Instead he offered to discharge the levy with an equivalent amount of Telmar Retarders which he suggested, the council could fit to their heavy goods vehicles.
Telma, which produces electromagnetic retarders, will be acquired by the current management team
The proprietary scorch retarders are less volatile, and thus remain in the rubber compound through mixing and forming so they are available when required during curing.
Without the need to modify their paints with an extensive array of retarders, mediums and additives, or to race to finish their work before the paint dries, artists are brought closer to their work, the company said.
Recent advances in adhesives and moisture retarders have made it possible to successfully glue solid wood flooring to slabs.
The company will of course continue to service the needs of existing customers maintaining a full inventory of spare parts for Mondial Forni ovens and ancillary equipment, Mondial Freddo retarders and provers, Kemper mixers and Jongerius Hanco slicing and packing equipment.
Sibbhultsverken will manufacture gearbox components and retarders for Scania, as well as foundry products.