2020/09/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 30, 2020

— police officer confused by deaf-speech

During a traffic stop, the police officer was
confused by the “deaf-speech” of the deaf
driver and asked him if he was drinking!
Apparently the police officer thought
“deaf-speech” may be the “drunken-speech”
by a driver that had one too many.
Fortunately, the deaf driver convinced the
police officer that he was deaf and was not
drunk at all.

 

— deaf owner of a shipping container factory

Stephen Foster, who is deaf and whose three children
are also deaf, owns Chill Pak, a manufacturer of
plastic-based shipping containers in Missouri.
He said he went out and founded his own company
for one reason – hearing employers would not
give him the opportunities he wanted to do.
Yes, many of his employees are disabled.

 

— Uber accused of deaf discrimination

A big irony with Uber. Many deaf drivers work
for Uber, and they are happy with the tech
support given them. But deaf passengers are
not happy, saying Uber discriminates against
them. A Human Rights committee is looking into
these accusations. Right hand Uber not getting
along with Left hand Uber!

 

— Uber accused of deaf discrimination

A big irony with Uber. Many deaf drivers work
for Uber, and they are happy with the tech
support given them. But deaf passengers are
not happy, saying Uber discriminates against
them. A Human Rights committee is looking into
these accusations. Left hand Uber not getting
along with Right hand Uber!

 

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2020/09/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 29, 2020

— a hearing crook cheats about 850 deaf investors

Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson, not deaf, was born in
Sweden but is a resident of Thailand. His fake
company – Eastern Metal Securities promised
deaf and hearing investors big earnings from a
fake funded-pension plan, with no risk of losses.
He also said top economists operate the company
with him. The Securities and Exchange Commission
has charged him with this crime, because many of
his deaf victims are Americans. Sad to say, this is
not the first fraud that fooled deaf victims, nor
it is going to be the last. If promises sound too
good to be true, then it is fake.

 

— Union Pacific is a liar

DeafDigest mentioned a deaf conductor losing
his job with Union Pacific because of his
deafness. This case has bounced between the
federal court and the federal appeals court.
Union Pacific told the appeals judge that
they looked very hard to find ways to
accommodate the conductor’s deafness and
failed. The judge said Union Pacific never
really looked around. In other words,
Union Pacific was lying. For that reason,
the case has restarted.

 

— law enforcement officer pays the price

In Michigan, a county sheriff made anti-deaf
comments about one of his officers. This
officer filed a lawsuit. As a result, the
sheriff decided not to run for election
again, knowing his opponents would make
a big issue of his anti-deaf comments!
It never pays to make anti-deaf comments.

 

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2020/09/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 28, 2020

— bad Twitter news for the deaf

Many deaf people tweet their short messages
on the Twitter – and here comes the possible
bad news – that it is coming up with voice
messages? If this is the case, would these
voice messages be captioned – on top of
these text Twitter messages?

 

— something wrong with “What The Deaf Man Heard” movie

It has been said that the movie shown 20 years ago –
“What The Deaf Man Heard” was one of the best TV
movies ever shown. One thing wrong with it – the
main role was played by a Fake-Deaf character.
The movie should have been titled as:

What The Fake Deaf Man Heard

 

— bypassing the police roadblock

DeafDigest editor lives in downtown Washington, DC
and recently there was a police roadblock on the
street in front of his residence, because of a
nearby public BLM demonstration. DeafDigest
editor opened the car window, and gestured softly
“I sleep there” several times. The police officer
realized the gesture and allowed the car to go
through to enter the parking garage. Many people
fight the police and it often leads to tragic
results – but a smiling gesture, repeated several
times, should not lead to communication problems
or issues!

 

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