DeafDigest Gold – February 7, 2016

DeafDigest Gold – February 7, 2016

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deaf and the disabled

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Why do many deaf people refuse to call themselves
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!


deaf and the crime

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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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lucky deaf printers

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DeafDigest editor just chatted with two deaf printers.
They worked at their government agencies for many years.
And at one time there were many hearing printers working
with them.
Technology has changed everything in the printing
world. No more printing presses. Instead, the computers
do all of the printing jobs.
All of these hearing printers were either laid off
or forced to retire or reassigned to different jobs.
Two deaf printers? Still employed at their agencies,
but no longer using printing presses, just using the


big deaf crowd

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You agree to meet a deaf friend at a big deaf
basketball tournament.
There were so many deaf fans at the tournament
gym, about 1,700 fans.
You look very hard to find your deaf friend and
cannot find him, and give up and go home after the
Your deaf friend was also looking for you but
cannot find you, and he also gave up and went home!
So, big deaf basketball crowd good or bad?


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 5, 2016

— deaf musician to perform at world’s most famous musical hall

Emily Bieker, a deaf 15-year old high school sophomore, from
Arkansas, is scheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall. She practices
with her violin seven hours a day. Carnegie Hall is where all the
musicians dream of performing. Her picture is at:

— legislator introduces a deaf law

Florida legislator Victor Torres (of Orlando) wants to
introduce a bill to have a “deaf” symbol on the
deaf drivers’ licenses. Is it going to quickly
alert the cop to drivers’ deafness? Maybe not –
cops often do not get it when the deaf driver
points to his ear – before – he gives the cop
his driver’s license!


— hearing cost vs deaf cost

Super Bowl is coming up. May the best team win!
Cost of a 30 second Super Bowl ad? Just
five million bucks. It is cheap for these
super-rich corporations. They look on millions
as pennies! Cost of deaf captions? Maybe just
$100 for 30 seconds; maybe $200.00. These
super-rich corporations may scream that it is

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 4, 2016

— a gift with two big ironies

Flint, Michigan has a serious water lead problem.
The deaf school is located in Flint. The deaf girls’
basketball team had a game scheduled with
Owendale-Gagetown HS. The hearing girls donated
250 cases of water to help the deaf school.
First irony was that the lead problem at the
school was already fixed. Second irony was that
the basketball game was cancelled due to lack of
players on the deaf team. The water was still
delivered anyway! A picture is at:



— a surprise hearing aid discovery

The reflecting pond on the campus of Simon Fraser
University in British Columbia was emptied in 2008
to clean out stuff. The clearning crew discovered
a hearing aid! Did a student throw it away?


— an accidental deaf invention

Rubber was invented by an accident in the kitchen.
What about Deaf Inventions? Mateuz Mach, 18 years
old and not deaf, lives in Poland. He invented
an app for rap musicians to communicate with
their hand waves (hearing hand waves, not
deaf hand waves). Someone told him – why not
use the app for deaf sign language. Despite
knowing nothing about the deaf, he was able
to invent this sign language app!



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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 3, 2016

— interesting sign in deaf taxi driver’s cab

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— a very shocked deaf FedEx employee in Vermont

A deaf man from Vermont works for FedEx. He was shocked
upon learning that his company would not allow the deaf
to use barcode devices because one must hear the beeps.
He said:

Wow, I been using the barcode devices for a year now

Is FedEx so big that bosses on the left do not know
what the bosses on the right are doing?



— reason for delay in Marlee Matlin Super Bowl announcement

There is a reason for the delay in announcing Marlee
Matlin as the Super Bowl National Anthem ASL signer.
Lets’ look at this joke – how many electricians does
it take to change a lightbulb? Well, in the case of
Marlee, it took four separate organizations to make
this joint announcement, hence this delay! Not easy
to get two to make the announcement together, let
alone four of them. Anyway, for Marlee, it will
be her third such honor – past honors were at
the XXVII, XLI Super Bowls. Congrats, Marlee!


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