2016/02/12

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 12, 2016

— a big miracle for deaf to become doctors

When a deaf person finally becomes a doctor, it is
a big miracle. There was a story today of medical
schools – that only one third of these schools
are willing to help medical students that are
deaf. Two thirds of these schools “reject”
deaf applicants! They are rejected because of
their deafness, and nothing to do with their
qualifications. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/medical-schools-rejecting-the-deaf/

 

— Arizona too slow to give deaf 911 text access

Many deaf people retire and move to Arizona because of
warm weather and pleasant life style. Unfortunately
ease of 911 text access is not part of that pleasant
life style! As a result there is a lawsuit going on
right now at the federal court about turtle-like
speed the Arizona towns giving the deaf this 911-text
access.

 

 

— the deaf and the black hole gravitational waves

Is black hole gravitational waves deaf-related?

1. research has cost $1 billion; deaf schools
and agencies need money

2. discovery is same as deaf person quickly
able to hear

3. discovery same as hearing a chirp (that
deaf can hear with CI or hearing aid)

4. a retired Gallaudet science professor
studies black holes during his free time

 

 

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2016/02/11

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 11, 2016

— a deaf person is on and off

DeafDigest worries about deaf fighter Matt Hamill.
He announced his retirement few years ago only
to come back and then retire again and then
come back. His next match takes place on
May 21, 2016 in Milan, Italy. He has a
contract with the Venator Fighting Championship.
Hamill is getting older, and he is not the same
fighter he was few years ago. If he continues
to fight and takes too many blows to his head,
then we know about this scary word – concussion!

His latest fighting picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/his-last-performance/

 

— a dumb general manager of a movie theater

A deaf woman wanted to see a movie and
asked the general manager for a portable
captioning equipment. What did the general
manager do? Gave her a portable listening
device. He did not know what a portable
captioning device was! A dumb manager?
Yes.

 

— deaf Uber driver frustrations

Uber gives an opportunity for deaf drivers
to make money, but it also leads to
frustrations – customers cancel rides they
learn driver is deaf; must text customers
of his deafness; customers talk too much
and get annoyed when deaf driver does not
respond; customers pass notes while
deaf driver is watching the road; customer
suddenly gives deaf driver a change of
directions, etc. A good living with good
money yes, but also with a list of
frustrations!

 
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2016/02/10

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 10, 2016

— hard of hearing actor to play hard of hearing role

Archie’s comics have been famous for many years,
antics of best friends Archie and Jughead made us laugh.
Not any more – Jughead is now hard of hearing and he
is no longer friends with Archie. Jughead’s hard of
hearing role is being played by a hard of hearing
actor. Who? Do not know. Anyway, Jughead’s picture
(revised) is at:

http://deafdigest.com/the-new-jughead/

 

— a strong demand by a deaf community

Nakura, of some 310,000 people, is Kenya’s fourth
largest city. Deaf leaders in Nakura made a very
strong demand – that sign language interpreters
be always available at all police stations!
Does not matter if no deaf people come to one
police station, the interpreter must still be
available. Will Nakura city officials listen
to the deaf? Probably not!

 
— legislator wanted deaf college on deaf school campus

State Rep. Antonio Maestas (New Mexico) had this idea –
to establish a new deaf college to share the same
campus with New Mexico School for the Deaf. He hosted
a hearing to listen to comments from the Deaf
Community. Everyone spoke against the idea, and as
a result, this idea is dead!

 

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2016/02/09

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 9, 2016

 
— Deaf Musical Festival & Hearing Musical Festival

The Deaf Foam Festival, scheduled for three days
in July in Great Britain, may not be permitted
by the police – because of possible noise complaints
by hearing neighbors. Is it fair? The police do
not ban these loud Hearing Musical Festivals but
may ban these loud Deaf Musical Festivals? Deaf
Noise or Hearing Noise? Both are the same!

A picture of a popular deaf musician:
http://deafdigest.com/popular-deaf-musician/

 

— the Deaf Corned Beef

Is Corned Beef deaf? No, because it is a sandwich,
not a person. But in Scotland, if one asks you
“Are you Corned Beef” then it is a slang question
for “Are you deaf”! Why? Don’t know but there
are many strange slang words that make no sense.

 
— More about Marlee Matlin’s sign-singing

It was learned that while Marlee was not shown on the
main CBS Super Bowl program, she was shown only
on the XBox and Windows 10 systems. Many of us didn’t
know about it. The Big 3 (NFL, PepsiCo and CBS) did
not want eyes away from Lady Gaga. They are saying
we are second class citizens. If you remember
history, it was CBS that opposed closed captions
during the 1980’s.

 

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2016/02/08

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 8, 2016

— deaf people under hypnotism

Michael C. Anthony, not deaf, is a hypnotist. Many
people say he is the best in the world. He was recently
interviewed by a reporter, and was asked what was his
biggest challenge. He said he gave a performance at RIT.
Watching him perform was a group of six deaf students.
They joined a group of 30 hearing students that
volunteered to be hypnotized. Was it successful?
He told the deaf group to just watch the interpreter,
and all of them were hpynotized! Said Anthony:
“I was as amazed as anyone else!”.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/hypnotizing-the-deaf/

 

— a restaurant chain discriminates against deaf-blind

Chipotle is in a lot of trouble because of many cases
of E. coli poisonings. And it was just learned that
Chipotle, in Los Angeles, refused to serve a
deaf-blind man! This patron said the manager told
him “too bad and please get out of here.”

 

— NFL, PepsiCo and CBS failed us at the Super Bowl

Through the efforts of NFL, PepsiCo and CBS, Marlee
Matlin was asked to sign-sing the National Anthem
along with Lady Gaga. Take a look at this cartoon
drawing:

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-national-anthem/

Could we see her in the drawing?

Very sad that NFL, PepsiCo and CBS “pushed” Marlee to
a far corner where we cannot see her at all!

 

 

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deaf and the disabled

Do enjoy watching this text video

DEAF AND THE DISABLED
Why do many deaf people refuse to call themselves
disabled?
Because they are not physically disabled. And also
for another reason, they are afraid that if they
call themselves disabled, hearing people will
fell sorry for them, and give them sympathy all
the time!

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deaf and the crime

Do enjoy watching this text video

THE DEAF AND THE COPS
Always scary when it happens at night. That a crime
took place next door to your home. Aand the cops come
over to investigate the crime.
You sleep throughout everything and know nothing
about it.
You wake up in the morning and the neighbors tell
you about it!

fogey – national anthem

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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