Is this household cat walking up or down the stairway.
A Deaf Blogger committed suicide last night, after receiving threats. Friends called police after they became concerned when he didn't show up at their weekly poker game. Police confiscated the computer, arrested several Deaf suspects, after tracing their comments left on the victim's blog. The DA is now reviewing the case, and charges will be filed. Deaf suspects are now being held, without bond, awaiting an arraignment hearing.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 12:33
The Justices set their personal beliefs aside, their only tasks is to interpret the Constitution as it's written, not the Bible. Christianity is not a state religion here in America even though that's the main reason why our ancestors escaped persecution in Europe. Marriage is still defined as a union between a man and a woman, it's just that there has been discrimination due to sexual orientation in our society to the point where the only recourse left is to seek equal rights. Is this the decline of our American civilization, I think not, but rather a decline of our moral values that's been misplaced. Is tolerance a sin? God instituted this nation, given us the power to vote and to pray that our legislators be given the wisdom to lead us. I believe in God's sovereignty, even while our nation is still in a political quidlock.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 12:09
I was recently released from a local hospital because of kidney stones, feeling better now after being treated. Just a thought, God created us and we created the automobile. If we take care of ourselves, we can expect a long life span. In reality, most of us take care of our automobiles better than our body. We change oil every 3,000 miles but we seldom drink eight glasses of water daily. If we feel pain, it meant something is wrong, so we go to see a doctor at the clinic. If you see the "CHECK ENGINE" indicator light on your dashboard, it meant something wrong, so you take your automobile to a mechanic at a garage.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 14:05
One vlogger mentioned that Supergirl saves the Deaf school, so I had to check it out and purchase that particular issue (Supergirl #65/February '02"), but after reading it, it seems to reinforce our misconceptions, nothing new here, you know what I mean like being lipreaders and all that stuff, anyway the comic treated deafness as a birth defect, blaming it on a chemical plant, and the school livelihood is dependent on the settlement won in a lawsuit to keep it operational, but the defendents' lawyers kept on filing appeals after appeals to avoid taking responsibilities for the environment disaster. Supergirl steps in enlisting her friends to protest, sounds familiar, against the plant, creating unwanted media attention. The storyline, forget it, a disappointment, therefore I'm giving a thumb down.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 10:43
We Deaf participated in a Trivia Night event hosted by the City of Kissimmee Parks & Recreation at the lakefront. We did well as it's our first time competing against seasoned teams. There was a mixture of questions, like Disney's policy doesn't allow its employees to shave their (blank), the first thought that comes to our mind is "beard," but that's not the answer they looking for as it's forbidden. I jokingly put down "pubic" hair, but the correct answer is "eyelashes," now why I couldn't think of that in the first place. They asked a variety of questions like, for example, who won the Kentucky Derby (American Pharaoh) and where the 2000 Olympics was held (Sydney), etc. The thing is that we all had a great time and I hope we'll have a greater Deaf turnout next year.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 11:04
I'm looking forward to an upcoming Steven Spielberg's film, "Bridge of Spies," a story of a Brooklyn lawyer given a tough assignment to negotiate with the Soviet Union to exchange spies during the height of the Cold War involving our U-2 pilot and their KGB agent on a bridge in Berlin.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 17:56
I enjoy watching the Travel Channel on cable, but something is missing, there are no specific programs geared toward an untapped market, the Deaf who, like us, are curious of the world we live in. I been watching all these programs in the close-captioned format, immersing myself in various travel magazines, and searching the Internet, seeking out my next destination, even writing up a bucket list and finally I came across the "Seek The World" website of two Deaf backpackers, Calvin Young and John Hathaway II, took on the challenges of escaping the rat race, leaving behind the urban jungles of Austin, taking an adventurous treks around the world, inviting us to explore with them on our laptop monitor, sharing their experiences, giving us tips, answering our questions, all in our language, ASL.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 16:43
A Deaf lesbian just met a Deaf guy at a bar, bought him a few beers, and let it be known of her desires to raise a child, tempting him to a one-night stand. The Deaf lesbian eventually became pregnant, giving birth to a Deaf boy, then turn around to file a paternity suit against that Deaf guy for child support.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 17:25
A Connecticut state trooper stopped a Deaf driver on suspicious of driving under the influences of alcohol (DUI). The Deaf guy admitted having a few beers, but refused to take a breathalyzer until an interpreters shows up. A few hours later, the interpreter finally shown up apologizing that she was at a party with friends when she was paged. Time was on the Deaf side, because during all that time waiting, he became sober enough to pass the test, and is off the hook. The frustrated trooper asked the interpreter "didn't you mentioned that you were at a party...?" The interpreter fails the breathalyzer and was arrested on the spot and taken to jail. At least the officer has someone's collar, showing no sympathy. The Deaf driver bailed out the interpreter the next day, last I heard is that they got married.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 10:41
I'm just curious, wondering if this new marketing ploy is closed-captioned and what titles are available. If you ordered pizza delivered to your home, the box can be converted into a movie projector using the lens supplied and your smartphone. I think it's really cool and looking forward to testing this gadget!
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 14:12
Today, I had an opportunity to test my driving skills in four different areas; first of all you had to register and schedule beforehand a time frame online at the Ford website, then you'll be given a lanyard ID onsite which will be scanned and punched after each experiences. You can also select a specific Ford vehicle to road test, and then during the rest of the day; you'll be taught how to shift manually, using new technology that assist you in parking, driving on a course layout against a competitor, and testing your reaction times, so my advice is not to drink any alcohol that may impaired your judgment. There is also a Mustang on the set that you may want to check it out, perhaps a selfie will do. It's a relief to cool off with a bottled water, staying in the shade on this humid day under the Florida sun.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 15:37
There was once a Deaf LSM clerk in our facility warning us all not to steal mail, eventually the postal inspectors caught her stealing credit cards. Nowadays, I notice that some Deaf been warning us about those Nigerian scams, but themselves are involved in multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes, so beware of these hypocrites.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 09:22
A Deaf 5th grader was eliminated from the National Spelling Bee after misspelling the word, "Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia," whose definition is fear of long words. She recently got a perfect score on SAT, already been accepted to attend Gallaudet this fall, but she rather play with her friends, having a normal childhood which is understandable. Her Deaf parents has been supportive, despite the media distractions, allowing her to explore the world, accept new challenges, as she is our future.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 17:16
An ASL brief tour of the Navy Seal Museum here in Florida featuring a Blackhawk helicopter used in Somalia to rescue hostages, a lifeboat from Captain Philip's Alabama merchant ship, and a model of Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The museum also has interactive touch screens to learn further about the various exhibitions on display, such as types of weapons used in warfare. I bought t-shirt to support these guys who protect our freedoms and to preserve our heritage.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 16:27