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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2020/09/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 25, 2020

— no one forgets a Deaf Legend

Beethoven passed away 193 years ago. Yet
music-lovers and non-music lovers all know
who he was. Very few people are well-remembered
so many years later after their deaths. Beethoven
is in that group of well-remembered select few!

 

— Deaf Man Cave; Hearing Man Cave

There was a big story in the newspapers about
Hearing Man Cave inside a hidden and
forgotten utility room deep inside, under these
Grand Central (NYC) railroad tracks. It is
illegal and these three employees have gotten
away with it for years until they were caught.
Deaf Man Caves at some Deaf Organizations and at
some Deaf Schools? In a way, yes. There have been
tales over the years of these secret (and
illegal) Man Caves at these Deaf Sites.
DeafDigest editor actually saw one such
Man Cave – but that was years ago.

 

— Judge’s ruling ordering the White House is flawed

A U.S. district judge in DC ordered the White
House to use ASL interpreters at all Covid-19
press conferences. A win for the deaf? Hope so
because this ruling only applies to Covid-19
briefings and not to all other non-Covid-19
briefings. And what happens if White House
stops these Covid-19 briefings? This is
scary.

 

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2020/09/24

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 24, 2020

— Forbes article – true or false

An article in the Forbes Magazine said
a person, who became deaf at the age
of 45, taught herself sign language
and lip reading in a short time, and
that she ended up teaching others.
True or false? Fact or exaggeration?
DeafDigest finds it difficult to
believe.

 

— Covid-19 hurts sponsorship funds

Professional racers depend on funding from sponsors
to allow them to race their cars. It is much harder
for one deaf racer. He had no problems getting
sponsorship funds from local hearing merchants
in the past. But when Covid-19 hit everyone all
around, sponsorship funds suddenly disappeared.
A hearing racer can somehow get some sponsorship
funds but it is different for deaf racers.

 

— a panel involving deaf owners of small businesses

There was a panel of deaf owners of small businesses.
The biggest issue among these business owners is
interacting with the hearing. They said:

some hearing employees resist the idea of deaf owner
giving orders and instructions

some hearing customers do not like to be served
by deaf owners

hearing competitors may deliberately create a playing
field that is not level for the deaf business owners

some deaf business owners use hearing family members
to handle telephone calls and for face to face
discussions with hearing customers

 

 

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2020/09/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 23, 2020

— the deaf leak

How often does it happen that the first deaf person learned
about a confidential matter that was revealed by the second
deaf person. It was assumed that the first deaf person knew
about it! Deaf leaks or hearing leaks? Same thing!

 

— author’s challenge

A hearing author wanted to write a mystery book about an
all-deaf town – and that these deaf people were better off
being deaf than being hearing. His challenge is to make
the story believable otherwise knowledgeable deaf people
would see through this fakery! This was what he said
in a newspaper interview.

 

— nightmare for hearing mother of two deaf children

The family of hearing mother and two deaf children
live off the grid – with very weak dial-up internet
connection. These deaf children are being remotedly
schooled – requiring all-day wifi links. As a result
she had to drive both girls to a library parking lot
to pick up wifi connection. Other times she has to
use the wifi that town shops and stores offer.
Sometimes wifi is weak, forcing her to drive around
the town, looking for a better connection. She
has asked the school to help but is not getting it.

 

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