New Smyrna here in Florida has been voted one of the beaches in America, so enjoy the sunrise over the ocean.
Once you had to hail down a cab, or call the dispatcher. Why waste your time going to interviews after interviews knowing that you'll be turned down anyway. Our world is changing and so is our habits. Technology is creating new business opportunities for us Deaf be our own boss, one such venture is being an Uber driver. You really don't need to know the streets of our cities, with GPS navigating them. An apps on your smartphone has been designed for Deaf Uber drivers to do their jobs more efficiently. Earning dough as an Uber driver can keep the bread on your table.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 16:58
A young Deaf child heard her mother's voice for the first time, but that's also the last time she saw his Deaf father.
There seems to be a significant increase in the divorce rates here in America when parents argues over what's in the best interests of their Deaf child when it comes to cochlear-implants.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 16:16
It's scandal that's sending shock waves within the industry when several VRS interpreters were arrested yesterday in a sting operation against an agency accused of running a brothel. A Deaf informant notified law enforcement officials that these prostitutes, although fluent in ASL, has been soliciting sex from its Deaf client base, violating its contract with the FCC. One interpreter, now out on bail, has agreed to bare all, sharing her experiences in an upcoming Playboy issue. Investigation are still ongoing, any Deaf involved, just to be safe, are encourage to go to the local public health clinic for a free confidential HIV testing.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 10:49
Parents were worried that their Deaf son hasn't arrive home yet from the neighborhood public pool as it's getting dark. The lifeguard shown up on their footsteps with their Deaf son, explaining to them, using gestures, that he found him at closure still playing "Marco Polo," without realizing that all of the kids left earlier after he became "it."
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 15:23
Police pulled over a Deaf driver to congratulate him for wearing a seat belt, and also notifying him that he has been chosen, at random, as winner of the $25,000 safety prize. A local newspaper reporter asked the Deaf driver what he planned to do with the money? The Deaf driver responded that "he'll return the stolen car and buy a new one, quit smuggling drugs and stop drinking, and then go to driver's school to obtain a license.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 07:48
I met author, Sam Gennaway, who wrote the book, "The Disneyland Story" I thought it was an interesting lecture, with PowerPoint, learning a few things that happened behind the scene such as when making a $10,000 deposit on a plot of land, but the city heard it was Disney behind the deal and demanded a higher price, but Disney withdrawn from it and bought land in Anaheim instead. Same situation here in Florida, thought about putting the Magic Kingdom up in West Palm Beach, but Central Florida was a more suitable location. Disney bought land secretly until the Orlando Sentinel broke the story, and the rest is history.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 08:06
My sister's best friend's husband is a police officer who once caught David Letterman speeding in New Canaan, Connecticut. Anyway, they met up once again at a local gas station during a thunderstorm and David Letterman agrees to sign his autograph if he be willing to pump the gas into his tank, even if it meant getting soaking wet standing out there in the rain. We had an "interpreter issue" on the Late Night set at NBC before ADA was enacted, and their producer offer us to sit in the guest room with, of all people, Richard Simmons. Yes, Richard send me a letter encouraging me to lose some weight.
Thanks, Dave, I can now hit the sack earlier!
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 09:15
Another school of the Deaf was facing the chopping block as the state is considering a proposal to close its doors after auditors became concern over the school's skyrocketing utility bills, forcing it to cut vital vocational programs such as cotton-weaving and linotyping classes. A team of investigators were send to the campus to find the underlying causes, and it was discovered that Deaf children has a habit of not closing the doors when they go out to play, wasting energy like money going down the drain. A committee is now revising its curriculum to include energy conservation. Deaf children will be taught to taught to close the doors, turn off the lights in an effort to improve the school's financial situation. The Governor vetoed the bill and corporations stepped in to support the Deaf school, updating its facilities and educational programs.Keep our Deaf schools open, close the doors!
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 08:44
Petitions are now circulating on campus seeking to overturn Gallaudet decision to modernized the Tower Clock by converting it to a digital format, replacing the dials. It's expensive to maintain and becoming more difficult to find antique replacement as our suppliers are dwindling. The Tower Clock have survived the test of time, even after minor damages withstanding a lightning strike back in 1955. Gallaudet still haven't yet received any bids for the project since estimators claims to be chased away by a Deaf ghost, who apparently hanged himself a century ago, at least we have some support from beyond the graves.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 14:41
The breadwinner of this Deaf family been laid off, blame it on the recession. Their savings been wiped out, living on SSI and food stamps, etc. I just can't figure it out how they could afford all these things; a trip to Australia, having nice furniture and appliances, and even a new car in the garage. They told me that they go to a taping of the "Ellen" TV show everyday, as DeGeneres is very generous, giving away stuffs every now and then. They shown me a new toaster the audience got yesterday and asked me to stay for waffles but I wasn't hungry, leaving feeling jealous.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 10:33
A twelve years old Deaf boy from Indianapolis plans to enroll at Gallaudet this fall, becoming the youngest freshman ever. He has everything going for him, a perfect SAT score, inducted into Mensa, an AFSCME scholarship. "I'm going to major in philosophy and tryout with the football team as a water boy, and then be a garbage collector, following the footsteps of my father."
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Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 09:45
This Deaf guy living in fear of being homeless, not receiving his monthly SSI checks. "Why is this happening to me?" First they repossessed my car, disconnect the power, and then just this morning, I received an eviction notice from the to vacant my apartment. Apparently in this case, a neighbor told the mail carrier that I am Deaf, but he misunderstood and thought I am dead, so he marked my mails, "deceased," and return them all back to the sender.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 09:32
It's been confirmed that a Deaf Floridian has the winning Powerball ticket that he bought at a local gas station. "It's a thrill to hit the jackpot, until I realized that I will lose my monthly SSI checks, food stamps, Medicaid coverages, and the subsidized HUD apartment." After thinking about it overnight, I decided not to come forward to claim the prize, throwing away the ticket, because the government been taking good care of me, so I prefer to enjoy life without any responsibilities!"
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 14:04
A Floridian Deaf driver were pulled over for littering and was fined $250, yet it doesn't make any sense because all he did was to throw out the ice cubes from his window after drinking lemonade on a hot, humid day. He tries to reasoned with the officer, but to no avail, stating that it'll melt itself. The officer got a point, explaining, with an interpreter onsite, that recently there has been an accident where a thirsty squirrel licking on the evaporating water in the middle of the road cause one to swerved into a ditch.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 11:45