2016/05/04

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 4, 2016

 
— a “quiet” Deaf National Rally at a state capitol

What does a rally mean? It means “a mass meeting
of people showing support on rights and needs of
the deaf” – yet, after looking at the agenda of
one state deaf rally today, it is more like a
polite tea party? It certainly is not same as
angry “Gallaudet Deaf President Now” protest.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/looks-like-polite-deaf-tea-event/

 

— well known entertainer is a big jerk

Some entertainers are jerks. One of them
is Rapper 50 Cent. He was at the Cincinnati
/Northern Kentucky International and
saw a young janitor pulling on a cart of
cleaning supplies. 50 Cent mocked him,
thinking he was a druggie. The janitor did
not respond. Angry 50 Cent then took a
picture of the janitor and posted it on the
Instagram. The janitor’s family, very
angry about it, threatened to 50 Cent
for one million dollars. 50 Cent did
not know the janitor was deaf and was also
autistic! 50 Cent immediately apologized
and the lawsuit threat was dropped.
The picture, by the way, was taken down.

 

 

 

— that many is very sad

There was a newspaper story about deaf problems
at the Miami-Dade Corrections (Miami, Florida
metro area). It said that there are about
50 deaf people arrested every year and sent
to these Miami-Dade prisons. That is too
many and that is very sad.

 

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— engineer in a hotel is deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/01/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2016/05/03

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 3, 2016

— a ridiculous deaf lawsuit

There was a news posting of Starbucks suffering
through these ridiculous lawsuits. It mentioned
a group of 16 deaf patrons filing a discrimination
lawsuit; it explained that a deaf patron thought
she was being laughed by a Starbucks barista.
And that when the deaf person objected, the
employee went into her face, screaming
all these dirty words. And then she was
ordered to leave and to never come back.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/laughing-at-deaf/

 

— 250 deaf people go on hunger strike

A large group of 250 deaf people in
India went on a hunger strike – protesting
lack of sign language communications
at a collegiate-level academic institution.
One protester said – We are not informed about
jobs, workshops and new courses. The hunger
strike ended when the institution director
promised to look into this matter. He had
previously avoided dealing with the deaf.

 

— a comment on Certified Deaf Interpreters

An interpreter posted a comment on an
interpreting web site saying that Certified
Deaf Interpreters are very important. The
interpreter explained that while she is
fluent in ASL, it is not her primary
language nor did she grow up in Deaf
Culture. This is the reason for the
importance of deaf interpreters.

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf woman raised hogs on a farm
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/01/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2016/05/02

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 2, 2016

— one state follows another state

It was not too long ago that Hawaii became the first
state to have this Open Captions movie law. Very
possibly Rhode Island will become the second state.
There is a bill that requires movie theaters to
show open captions at least twice a week per movie.
Introducing the bill is Rep. Arthur Handy. Why is
he so interested in that bill? He is a Coda and he
saw for himselves how much his deaf parents
struggled with the heavy captioning equipment at
movie theaters! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.net/arthur-handy-rhode-island-delegate/

 

 

— nfl draft was not perfect

Fans of pro football were hooked to the NFL draft
that was shown on TV for three days over this past
weekend. Only one thing ruined the televised
draft – On Saturday, the last day of the draft,
the program began at noon – a football person
was speaking on the program – without captions!
This went on for about 5-10 minutes then
captions suddenly appeared. Did an engineer
fall asleep and forgot to turn on captions?
Complain to FCC? Forget it!

 

 

— involving a deaf child in a hearing business

Many business owners do not involve their deaf
children with the business operations, thinking
the deaf cannot do it. It is different with
La Bonita, the tortilla making business owned
by a husband and a wife. It is popular in
Kern County where they have several big
accounts with supermarkets. They have a
deaf daughter, currently in high school.
Instead of keeping her out of business
operations, they involve her. She attends
business meetings where vendors see for
themselves how she helps out with the
family-owned business.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— hotel, deaf-owned, best in world
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/01/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

Fogeys – Deaf Eugenics Institute

Deaf Eugenics Institute

 

One of Davideo’s projects is the comic strip, THE OLD FOGEYS. This strip focuses on tongue-in-cheek comedy, representing a revival of the old classic humor of days gone past combined with today’s Deaf Issues and Deaf Concerns. Email: DAVIDEO@satx.rr.com Web: http://www.davideo.tv

deaf-know-nothing-scandal

A BIG SCANDAL IN OFFICE
A deaf person worked in a office. He is the only
person that is deaf.
There was a big scandal. The company bookeeping
showed a $2.60 difference. The boss was angry and
ordered an outside auditor to find out the $2.60
difference. It was solved but the boss had to pay
the auditor $525.00 for this job. Everyone knows
about it.
The deaf person knows nothing because no one told
him about it!