2013-10-28

Murder, Deaf Wrote

Phoenix, Arizona An 85 year old widower been taken into custody after admitting killing 13 hearing hearing residents, ranging in ages 62 to 98, at his apartment complex that was specifically designed to accommodate Deaf seniors. In a statement to a local newspaper, he was quoted as being tired of dealing with HUD, accusing them of not letting us enjoy our final days among our Deaf friends. These hearing counterparts are snobbish, refusing to even attempt to communicate with us, isolating us with their attempt to control our affairs. They are just a bunch of bitches, complaining on just about everything, including loud noises from the TV sets on movie nights, which, indeed, is normal in our Deaf culture. "Damn it, this apartment was designed by a famed Deaf architect for the Deaf to be use by the Deaf, and we don't want the oppressors to intrude on our turf." The lawyers will argue that it's the hostile environment that cause his Deaf client to go "berserk," seeking an insanity defense. The Deaf defendant refuses to be in any plea bargaining as he figures that he'll be dead by the time the trial starts, due to terminal cancer. The Deaf community, naturally, are outraged over the incident that could have been preventable if  HUD ignores our pleas.
Let us Deaf live in peace before we are Dead to rest in peace!

Guinness World Records

An ASL interpreter at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM) has just completed her 26 BA requirements, qualifying her to be listed in the next publication of the Guinness World Book of Records of having the most college degrees. She accomplished that feat by enrolling in every single classes that she interprets for Deaf students over the years. In a interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, she "...loves interpreting and learning everything from astrology to zoology."

2013-10-25

Public Works

Last night in my School of Government class with the City of Kissimmee (Florida), the Public Works Department been teaching me to drive a garbage truck using gears to pick up bins alongside the curbs, it takes some practice to get it right. We been discussing FEMA flood insurance, traffic control, various construction projects underway, hurricane preparedness, maintenance of highways, converting existing public facilities using a more energy efficient methods such as solar energy, LED lightings, etc. Just covering all the bases than we go outside to learn to use the various machinery.

2013-10-23

Penny

If you looking for something to buy for your grandfather, a veteran, who served in Vietnam for a penny at Christmas, how about an aircraft carrier (USS Forrestal) that was recently sold by the Navy for a penny to a scrapyard in Texas. I think it is an excellent toy to put in your backyard swimming pool and your neighbors will never bother you again. I think we should put a hefty tax on the recycled metals to reduce our skyrocketing national debt. Our government is literally giving itself away, playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship. If Congress can't get its act together on a budget soon, we may be forced to litigate our assets, having an estate sale, with everything up for grabs, including our precious Constitution.

2013-10-19

Power Plant

Tonight in our School of Government class, we visited the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) new Crane Power Plant, it's cool wearing a safety helmet and watching the men at work in the control room. The City of Kissimmee provides us with interpreters during our 7 weeks program.

2013-10-01

Battle of the Deaf Coffee Chat

It's total insanity here in Orlando, two rival Deaf Coffee Chat hosts are at each other throats, that's why Deaf people stop going to these functions as they are tired of hearing the same old gossips attacking each others. There will never be peace between these guys. Deaf social gathering is at a standstill, with hosts abusing Facebook, posting negative comments. ASL students are the victims, losing an opportunity to socialize among us, but we Deaf are glued to our tablets, not even acknowledging their existence, even refusing to sign a slip to obtain credit for their respective classes. The establishment is losing money twofold, Deaf taking up the space, not even buying coffee and not only that, driving potential consumers away. Deaf been complaining why the hearing don't join our social group, we have no one to blame but ourselves. A case in point, if a host disagree with your viewpoint, they will suspend you from the group, even going as far as asking the manager to remove you from the premise, which is indeed a violation of our civil rights at public facilities. Let me give you one of the examples of abuses on Facebook, an attempt by an host to defame your character by spreading false rumors on the site, and asking each of them to "unfriend" us. One host we know he has an arrest record from the past, the rival host will go on the Internet and print out his mug shot and show us the rap sheet, we really don't care, enough of this drama so move on. In addition, you may receive threatening e-mail, but I advise you all is to save copies, and turn it over to the local police department to investigate the harassment allegation. One may question if that is the "D" thing, no it isn't, it's immaturity.