DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 6, 2015
— the deaf and the end of a Chicago tradition
People who invest their money know what Chicago
Mercantile Exchange is all about. For years,
traders have shouted their buy and sell orders,
often using their own sign language. Not
any more – computers won. Anyway has there
been a deaf person that worked on the floor
at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, dealing
with these buy and sell orders? Yes and
no. A young deaf man, years ago, worked
on the floor – but he did not deal with
these trades. He was a chartist, keeping
track of these trades with a clipboard!
He only lasted few years because the pressure
was too much for him.
— mother of a deaf son forced to sell her house
The HSE is a government agency in Ireland that
provides health services for families in need.
A mother wanted her deaf son to get auditory
brain stem implant. The HSE referred her to a
specialist in Italy. But who pays for it?
HSE said they would pay for it. Bbut just as
when the operation took place, HSE backed
out, saying “we have no money.” The mother,
stuck, with the bill, is being forced to
sell her house! HSE denied making the
agreement and refuses to pay for it.
— trying to use deafness as an excuse
A police officer in Savannah, Georgia,
stopped a speeding driver. The cop ordered
the driver out of the car and to run
field tests to see if he was drunk
or stoned. After the tests the cop
arrested him after explaining the
charges. The driver denied the
charges, saying his deafness was
the reason for not able to pass these
tests. The driver was not deaf!
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