DeafDigest Blue – January 20, 2013

DeafDigest Blue – January 20, 2013

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DeafDigest Pre-Inauguration special, January 18, 2013


— the Navy SEAL training program with the deaf

the Navy SEALs is an elite unit with the US Navy,
assigned to perform dangerous military assignments.
Could a deaf person become a Navy SEAL? Well,
a group of Gallaudet students went through a
real SEAL training program. Navy wanting the
deaf to become SEALs? No. It was the Gallaudet
baseball team that went through a tough 3-day
SEAL drills. Why? Coach Curtis Pride felt it
would be the best way to unite the team, mentally
and physically for the upcoming baseball season.

— be careful with “I Love You” sign

Many people, including hearing” use the “I Love
You” sign. But we have to be careful with it!
Why? Because this sign is an insult to people in
Argentina, Cuba, Italy, Spain and Uruguay! Something
like a dirty sign that we do not know about.

— a deaf chef on TV food show

There are many food and cooking shows on TV. All
these chefs are hearing. We have many talented deaf
chefs but for some reason they are not getting their
TV opportunities in USA. It is different in Australia.
Chef Bonny Porter is deaf and she is one of the star
chefs in the new Australian TV food show –
MasterChef: The Professionals.


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 16, 2013

— useless punishment for anti-deaf judge

Indiana judge Peter Nemeth was punished by the Indiana Commission on
Judicial Qualifications. He told a hearing woman that she had to
pay for ASL interpreter in a court custody hearing involving a deaf boy.
The Indiana Supreme Court agreed with the punishment. But it is useless!
Why? Because Judge Nemeth is already retired! Did he get away with it?



— a deaf bounty hunter?

A bounty hunter chases criminals that skip bail. It can be a
dangerous job as we have learned from watching the old TV series
– Dog, the Bounty Hunter. Anyway, could a brave deaf person become
a bounty hunter? Well, the Joe Schmo Show on the Spike TV network,
is featuring a bounty hunt competition. One of the hopeful bounty
hunters is deaf. What if the deaf man wins, will he get a job as
a bounty hunter? Sorry, the Joe Schmo Show is a reality TV hoax
show. Anything you see on the program is a fake! Funny, yes, but
a fake.


— a debt collector hates the deaf?

Does the Peroutka and Peroutka PA, a law firm in Maryland, hate the deaf?
Especially the deaf that do not pay bills? Well, this law firm specializes
in debt collections – and they refused to accept relay calls from deaf
people that wanted to pay their bills! The angry Justice Department
forced the law firm to reach agreement so that the deaf can use relay
calls in order to pay up their bills.



— a snowman that loves everybody

posted on the internet was a picture of a snowman with his “I Love
You” sign. Where was the picture taken? No one knows because the story
that came with the picture did not go into specific details. Anyway,
this is the first time DeafDigest has seen a picture of a snowman
that loves everybody, especially the neighborhood in his home town.



— a hearing criminal posting a deaf residence sign

Jonathan Lee Riches is a hearing criminal with a long list of
crimes on his police record. One of his crimes was internet
scam. He asked his victims to mail him their personal data
(social security numbers, ATM pin numbers, etc). The house on
the address had a sign that said Deaf Residence, even though
Riches is not deaf. Riches wanted to fool delivery people
into just leaving the envelopes in the mail box without asking
ID questions in person. The cops got wise and arrested him.
He is now in jail.

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