2021-04-12

Mattress




If you got back pain, perhaps you need a new mattress so ask your doctor for a prescription so Medicare can cover 80% of the costs. Mattress qualified as a DME (Durable Medicare Equipment) so take advantages of all your benefits and no more sleepless nights.
We Deaf are fortunate, the wolves howling during the full moon doesn't bother us while we slept.

via GIPHY

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2021-04-09

Adoption

There is a story about a couple that just adopted a Russian newborn and they taking a class in the Russian language so they can understand the child when they start talking. The same concept applies to hearing parents that adopts a Deaf newborn and I encourages them to learn American Sign Language (ASL) so they can understand their child when they start signing, isn't it natural? 

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Peabody

 The CPAC had its major event recently here in Orlando inviting a former lame duck as it speaker. Anyway, it was held at a former Peabody Hotel famous for its Mallard ducks that marches on its red carpet that brightens our days. The tradition is still alive at the original Memphis site.


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2021-03-12

Hands

We Deaf communicate with our hands!

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Grudge

"There's little to be gained from harboring a grudge, so take the first steps toward burying the hatchet."

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Custodian

Deaf custodian James Anthony who works at Hickerson Elementary School in Tullahoma, Tennessee was surprised when the kindergarten kids sing and sign "Happy Birthday" when he came into the classroom not knowing what to expect. James Anthony has been a positive influence on generations of children as their role model.

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Technology




In Silicon Valley, they are developing a new closed-captioning system using an advanced voice recognition software technology within a computer chip implanted on contact lenses giving us instant access to any entertainment venues such as movie theatres, Broadway plays, professional sports, allowing us to participate in any public events, reducing our dependency on interpreters.

It's being test-marketing, so far the responses has been positive.

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KFC: Thailand

Management at the KFC Thailand corporate headquarters decided to plugged their ears to experiences what it's like being Deaf for a day to meet with their Deaf employees and even have meals with Deaf consumers. 

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Andy Warhol

I encourages everyone to visit small museums in their neighborhoods,  you never know what's in their collections. I was surprised to see a piece of Andy Warhol's artwork on display at the Mennello Museum of American Art.

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2021-03-11

"Marco Polo"

Parents were worried that their Deaf son hasn't arrive home yet from the neighborhood public pool as it's getting dark. The park recreation director shown up on their footsteps with their Deaf son, explaining to them, apologized, that he found him at closure still playing "Marco Polo," without realizing that all of the kids left earlier after he became "it." The lifeguards has been disciplined.

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John Ashton

I met John Ashton recently at the Central Florida Film Festival, having a short interview about his film, "Midnight Run," which he stars as a bounty hunter along with FBI agent, Robert De Niro, hunting down a fugitive who posted bail but fails to show up in court.

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E-Mails

I think it's a good idea to have two e-mail accounts with one that is personal and private,  limited to family and friends and the other for business purpose only. I don't trust any businesses as they always sell their e-mail lists to other businesses which will send you unsolicited advertisements, mostly spams. 

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Commitments



Trust is where we are able to keep our commitments no matter what! (Portugal)

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Father and Son

Here's this little Deaf boy in the backyard trying to do everything himself putting his new bicycle together and still haven't gotten anywhere after all day working at it while his father was watching and mentioned to his son that he's not using all his strength, but he replied, "Yes I am." Once again the father repeated, "You're not using all your strength." The Deaf son became angry and threw a wretch, signing back, "I know what I'm doing and I ain't giving up without an effort." The father once again repeated, "You're not using all your strength..." knowing that he'll never complete his task, "...because you didn't ask for my help." The Deaf son agreed to accept his offer and was able to finish the project together before dinner. That gives us a message that we often try to do things our own ways, solving our own problem and life would be easier if we could take a moment to pray, asking God to give us strength. 

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'Back to the Future"



I just got back from 1955 in this car from Bruce which took him three months to build from scratches.
Doc invited me over to his lab tonight to watch ''Back to the Future" on Netflix.

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Funeral


I called my Landlord to complaint about a cockroach in my apartment that been bugging me. 
The pest-control terminator came in and took care of the matter. 
The next day there were millions and millions of cockroaches in my apartment, they all are here for the funeral.

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AGB and GOD



Deaf Reformed Pastor Toby Welch on the biblical interpretation of AGB, thought it'll be an interesting message reminding us that God created us Deaf, given us ASL, so that our life be natural, therefore AGB can't recreated us, overruling God's purpose. 

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Ticket


Jesus is your ticket to Heaven!

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Indiana Jones


"Indiana Jones and the Secrets of Martha's Vineyard"

Barnett College, Fairfield, New York
Indiana: "Is Amy here, Amy?" (raising voice in crowded roomful of hopeful interns, flicking light switch, pointing to Amy, signing "You, Deaf?")
Amy: "Yes, me Deaf..."
Indiana: "You in my office, everyone else leave, job slot taken."
Ricky: "You picked the most beautiful from the crowd..
Amy: "Here's my resume, love your collection of artifacts in the office."
Indiana: "This is Ricky, your ASL interpreter, my project assistant, I see you graduated from Gallaudet College, majoring in history, read your essays on the theory that the Deaf has its own culture based on language, that's something we are investigating as we unearthed the tomb of a Deaf Pharaoh in Cairo while searching for the Ark, Ricky here noticed that the Egyptians pointed upward toward the heavens, in their hieroglyphics, a mystery of our origin, if its not the cradle of civilization, why the signs, was it universal since Mesopotamia, here's your flight ticket, we're going to Halifax tomorrow."
Ricky: "Rest comfortably tonight, let the adventure begins!"
Atlanta Ocean, off the coast of Nova Scotia
Ricky: "I heard something out there."
Indiana: "It's probably just a whale."
Amy: "What's that heading toward us?"
Indiana: "Aim the harpoon."
Ricky: "Torpedo!" (explosion, the Gloucester sunk)
Indiana: "Hold on to anything to keep afloat" (Searchlight from the Soviet sub search for survivors, crews assist in the rescue effort, throwing net over.....
Dmitri: "Welcome aboard the K-3, the Leninsky Komsmol, Indiana Jones, you are just in time to observe a historic event."
Amy: "Where's Ricky?"
Indiana: "This is Amy, she's Deaf, a student intern, and Ricky, her interpreter, probably drowned as he can't swim."
Dmitri: "Rickey, your interpreter was picked up literally, he's stuck on the periscope, we'll get him down."
Indiana: "Didn't we met before during the Hungarian uprising last year."
Dmitri: "Yes, we had to deport you as you were trying to smuggle treasures to the West."
Indiana: "I disagreed, the Smithsonian had send me to coordinate with the Budapest government to have a special exhibition of the Hapsburg Empire in the states."
Dmitri: "You're very stubborn, on my nerves."
Indiana: "Your Turan tanks awaken from my sleep at the Andrassy Hotel, the convoys were stopped on its way to the airport."
Dmitri: "This is our commander Lev Zviltsov, he'll be your host, keep your eyes open at the Polaris in the Ursa Minor."
Lev: "Imperin Vodka, sir." (a streak of metallic object flashes across the October night sky)
Indiana: "What was that?"
Dmitri: "You have just witness the Sputnik, a satellite, we are going beyond world dominance, into space." (Amy releases a life raft, crews clicked on their AK-47)
Lev: "Hold fire, we are taking them into custody."
Dmitri: "No, Lev, I am taking them to shore, and will execute them, you be on standby until I return." (Dmitri held pistol, ordered them blindfolded except for Amy, leaves the sub for shore)
Ricky: "I don't want to die,..."
Dmitri: "Don't even think about it." (sight of sharks changes Amy's mind, CCG patrol boats appears on the horizon, flares lighted the skies, Leninsky Komsomol submerged to avoid detection to the safety of international waters, rather than risk depth charges lopped at them, the lift raft occupants was taken aboard for debriefings)
Ricky: "This KGB was going to have us executed."
Indiana: "Dmitri, a former Soviet archaeologist, and I are friends, he's former Soviet archaeologist, we were involved in a joint effort to preserved Macedonian sites from destruction of the Greek civil war."
Amy: "Why didn't you..."
Indiana: "He's a double agent, on a dangerous mission working for our CIA..."
Dmitri: "Finally, mission accomplished, stolen the encryption devices, the Soviet fleet have been compromised, biggest coup since the Enigma from the Nazis."
Ricky: "You had us..."
Indiana: "Your family have defected to West Berlin, we'll airlifted them out of the country, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will escort you to the United States Embassy in Ottawa where you can apply for political asylum, hopefully we'll meet again at an international archaeological conference next year in Brussels."
Halifax Airport
Ricky: "You didn't succeed in Budapest, unable to airlifted the treasures of the Hapsburg Empire."
Indiana: "Actually, Dmitri rerouted the convoys to Vienna, the treasures are now within the archives of the Smithsonian until the democratic government is restored in Hungary."
Ricky: "I could use a beer..."
Indiana: "That's on hold, we're heading to Martha's Vineyard now!" (PA-25 Pawnee Piper aircraft takes off)
Indiana: "Mutt will meet us at Hyannis Port."
Pilot: "We're hitting a turbulence."
Radio: "President Kennedy was assassinated earlier during a motorcade..." (static)
Ricky: "We're going to crash."
Radio: "Hank Aaron just hit his 715th home run, breaking the Babe's..." (static)
Ricky: "We're going to die..." (panel door bolted open)
Amy: "Indiana... (pointing to a mysterious beam of blue light emitted from an unknown source)
Radio: "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind..."
Amy: "No, don't..." (Ricky jumped, forgetting his parachute)
Pilot: "We're low on fuel, we'll cruise, the beam is guiding us." (the Piper lands safely)
Ricky: "Amy!"
Amy: "You're alive!"
Indiana: "You lucky bastard, always get stuck, first on a periscope, now on the wingspan."
Ricky: "Those strange radio broadcasts, aren't they from the future, we must have the space/time continuum." (signing a summary to Amy)
Indiana: "We got ourselves a cottage at Oak Bluffs, I'll get myself some seafood at the Stripped Bass and Bluefish Derby."
Ricky: "Grant once slept here..."
Indiana: "The sword, once belonging to Robert E. Lee, bought it at an auction, the one Grant let him keep after surrender at Appomattox, along with his horse, Traveler."
Amy: "I'm going to Alley's General Store to stock up some food and..."
Ricky: "Will get myself a tan at Inkwell (beach)."
Amy: "Met a Deaf family on Circuit Avenue, they're taking their kids to the Flying Horses, the oldest carousel in America, their ancestors arrived in America 1635, yes, noticed their unique signing dialect..."
Hyannis Port
Indiana: "Mutt, this is Amy, our Deaf intern, Ricky, our staff interpreter."
Amy: "Cute, isn't he?"
Mutt: "Our research indicated that there are four stone tablets, that provides us with the coordinates of an unknown ancient civilization, we already recovered one in the tomb of a Deaf Pharaoh in Cairo, the second being here at Martha's Vineyard, with a significant Deaf population, must be a connection there somewhere..."
Jackie: "Indiana, read your biography, your adventures sounds exciting..."
Bobby: "What you think of Nixon?"
Indiana: "Once beat his cocker spaniel at checkers!"
Television (black & white): "The Milwaukee Braves...World Champions!"
Jack: "They should have stayed in Boston, we are still stuck with the Green Monster at Fenway."
Amy: "Isn't that Hank Aaron who will one day..."
Ricky: "Don't interrupt the space/time continuum." (smile)
Jack: "Indiana, a game of scrimmage..."
Amy: "He's so young, why wouldn't anyone want to..."
Ricky: "Same fate as Lincoln, he'll have his own place in history."
Indiana: "The sputnik..."
Jack: "...so the Soviets were first out of the gate, however we will finish the race."
Bobby: "...perhaps a foothold on the moon in the next decade."
Jack: "Nothing is impossible, my back, that damn war injury caught up with me." (Bobby and Indiana discussing politics, especially the civil rights movement, Amy felt it will have an impact on us Deaf also)
Amy: "Met Peter Benchley at the party, just out of high school, he has this fascination with sharks."
Martha's Vineyard
Indiana: "We will check out a rumor that there is an underwater cave at the Edgarton lighthouse site."
West: "Follow me!" (pointing to the pier)
Mutt: "That's it!" (lighting up the torches, entering the trail leading to the entrance)
Amy: "Wooden crates everywhere, stockpile of raw materials here..."
Indiana: "...enough to sustain an economy, survive famines, and protection against foreign threats..."
Mutt: "...an ancient sub base, a lifeline to a lost Deaf civilization, at first, had doubts, but we can't denied these evidences surrounding us."
Ricky: "They have to be there, somewhere out in the ocean."
Amy: "Bats!"
Indiana: "It's nightfall, get down...now!" (swarms of bats leave the underwater cave at low tide)
Mutt: "The stone tablet!"
Indiana: "Two down, two to go!"
Amity Bar
Amy: We met West at the Edgarton lighthouse."
Bartender: "You meant the ghost of the legendary Deaf lighthouse keeper, he died a century ago, fortunately we didn't suffered like those on the mainland."
Ricky: "...West kept the Secrets of Martha's Vineyard after all these years, the collapse forever sealed it."
Indiana: Let's split up, Mutt will take the Pan Am flight to Paris to meet with our French counterparts, tonight have a lecture at Harvard, tomorrow off to Havana."
Harvard University
Indiana: "May I introduce myself, I'm..." (everyone got up and left, apparently upset)
Dean: "Indiana, you're in the wrong classroom, it's a parental class on discipline, apparently your whip scared them away (smile) , your classroom down the hallway." (Indiana obviously embarrassed)
Dr. Spock: "Sorry, I'm late, the topic tonight is spanking,...where's everybody?"
Dean: "Indiana Jones was already here, he gave a short demonstration on how to whip your child." (laughing out loud)
Dr. Spock: "I'm tired of these...I'm better off writing a book!"
Key West, Florida
Amy: "Just been reading the Dee Cee Eyes, A Deaf guy, "Red", bowling a perfect 900 series during the Dixie Deaf Bowling tournament in Birmingham. Also two Deaf coal miners were trapped and rescued after an explosion in Charleston, West Virginia."
Ricky: "I thought that was a hazardous job that Deaf are forbidden to hold."
Amy: "I agreed, but the Deaf inherited the mines after their father died from pneumoconiosis (black lung)."
Ricky: "Why would anyone be digging their own graves."
Amy: "They need to put the bread on the table."
Indiana: "Ernest Hemingway invited us to a conch fritters cookout on Whitehead."
Ricky: "You two go ahead, I'm doing the Duval Kraal."
Indiana: "Don't forget the curfew, we are taking the Buquebus to Havana in the morning." (sunset)
Paris, France
Jerry Lewis: "...it's great to be here at the the Le Libo Cabaret, there is a pack of rats in your cellars, the wine guardians, they even recommended which to send to Dean, it's great to perform in a nightclub not owned by the Chairman of the Board, loves to lick those Vegas showgirls' legs but here the frogs' legs are tasty, let's Jazz!"
KGB: "Mutt, remember us?"
Mutt: "Care for some 1887 Chateau Lafite..." (The KGB, pull out their silencer and fired, Mutt in an instant pull out a Swiss knife, the bullet was sliced in half and struck the two agents sitting on both sides) ...I thank my father teaching me the importance of keeping your blade sharp as you never know, it can save your life."
Smokey: "No stunt double nor special effects were used in this scene."
Mutt: "I'll complete the delivery for you, nice Genial-Lucifer you got there! (Mutt got on the motorcycle, heading down Champs-Elysees toward the Eiffel Tower, KGB on the chase, enters the elevator) …pizzas anyone, our friends got some vodkas to share?"
Teen: "You're no James Dean"
KGB: "We'll have your father grieving over your..." (Mutt removes the basket, connects the hooks to the rail beam, does the unthinkable, Bastille fireworks in the background, Mutt slides down to safety from the upper deck, while a KGB agent smashed atop the Soviet embassy Zil, Teen looks up in awe) ... Sorry to burn out your tires, here's some Rubles, get yourself an Indian."
Teen: "You're no James Dean."
LaCombe: "Thanks for meeting us here at the Versailles, we're set to go to Corsica first thing at daybreak. In the meantime, we can discuss the Bermuda Triangle theories." (painting of Cornwallis surrender at Yorktown in the background)
Mutt: "Not now, I promise Amy that I would check out the Clerc artwork at the Louvre, it was an unknown fact that he was also a well-known Deaf French Impressionists in his time." (Mutt went to customs to pick up his Harley Davidson KHK, a symbol of freedom, that he had shipped to he can trek across the continent toward Brussel, but first promised the Deaf kids at the Institution Nationale des Sourds-Muets à Paris, that he will teach them the American version of football) 
Havana, Cuba
Basista: "Welcome to Garcia Lorca, we're honored to have Indiana Jones here with us, ..."
Indiana Jones: : "...if it belongs in a museum, then it belongs in a museum!" (applause, standing ovation, as Indiana left the podium to return to the casino to gamble the night away)Castro: "Care for some cigars?"
Indiana: "I have had one drink too many, thanks, where am I?"
Castro: "It's the Valle Grande, prison of drunkards like you, ain't no Holiday Inn, how's your hangover?"
Ricky: "You no hablo espanol pero comprehend."
Castro: "Your drinking buddy?"
Ricky: "He's nothing but..."
Indiana: "No, my sign language interpreter."
Castro: You raised millions to raise a sunken Spanish ship that was already pillaged by the pirates, nothing to categorized, and they throw you into the gallows as if you were one, the corrupt regime is smuggling gold bars into Miami."
Indiana: "would've gotten a better return on my investments if I have raised the Maine for scrap metals." (explosions, revolutionaries rescued the comrades, guards were later executed for failing to safeguard the facility)
Amy: "Indiana, could you have waited for me to bail you out now that you are sober."
Che: "Indiana, I know your son, Mutt, we used explore Patagononia, Argentina countryside on our La Poderosa II, we got to get to Santa Clara, await our shipments of RPG-7s."
Amy: "Boco Chica reports an tropical storm approaching Bermuda, let pack up and leave before the government collapse."
Che: "Indiana, here's the stone tablet, it ain't much, Mutt told me that you been searching it, you better leave as you don't want to be caught in the crossfires." (The American Embassy is evacuating its staff)
Castro: "...my best regards to Lucy and Desi!"
Brackettville, Texas
John Wayne: "Indiana, thank you for coming on the Alamo set, allowing me to do a character study of you between takes, make yourself comfortable, want some beers, Lone Star?"
Indiana: "Here's some cigars, complimentary of Castro, this is Ricky my interpreter, Amy my Deaf intern."
John Wayne: "Ricky I could use you, we are casting a Deaf man from Austin to play the Deaf Smith role."
Amy: "Right place at the right time!"
John Wayne: "Heard that you have quite an adventure."
Indiana: "Nothing compared what we are going through trying to uncovered the origin of Deafhood at Martha's Vineyard."
Amy: "You should have casted Che at Santa Anna, he's so cute."
John Wayne: "Here's the script, based on your search for the ark, Indiana, don't light up here, no... (Indiana light up his Cuban cigar, flick the match, kegs of gunpowder explodes, actors scrambling for coverage, explosion cause production delays) …you didn't."
New York City
Lucas: "Indiana, would you autographed my dog's collar, dog named after you."
Indiana: "Sure, kid!"
Indiana: "Finally I could get some rest before boarding a Pan Am flight to Brussel, Mutt will meet us there." (knock on door)
Bellboy: "Telegram, sir!"
Indiana: "A Western Union from Senator Joseph McCarthy, summoned me to a hearing on Capitol Hill, that alcoholic with hepatitis, who does he think I am, a communist."
Ricky: "Will that conflict with your commencement speech at Gallaudet University, perhaps Leonard M. Elstad hopes that you will accept his tenure offer."
Indiana: "My testimony will be short, a one-liner."
Amy: "I love this place, the Waldorf-Astoria, a beautiful view of Central Park, let's go down to Nathan's and get ourselves their famous Coney Island hot dogs."
Indiana: "There are snakes in my bed." (laughter)
Ricky: "It's a stuffed souvenir from the Brooklyn Zoo."
Indiana: "That ain't funny, I hate snakes." (Indiana snoring, television left on with the Ed Sullivan Show interrupted by a Jolly Green Giant commercial debut, New York Times headlines "Charles De Gaulle become Premier of France, Amy at Macy's shopping with the new BankAmericard)
Brussels, Belgium
Lacombe: "Welcome to our International Conference of Archaeologists, our keynote speaker tonight is Indiana Jones."
Indiana: "It's great to be here in Brussels, I wasn't well received in Milan the other day, anyway let me introduce my staff, Amy, the Deaf intern, and her interpreter, Ricky, and Mutt, my son. When I saw the 1880 census and discovered a significant population of Deaf at Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, and became curious of its origin, we know about migration pattern since the stone age, across the Bering Sea, origin of slavery of Negros, but there is no studies on the Deaf themselves, a subcultural entity in our society that we can't denied its existence. Amy, my intern, have provide me with the sociological background, and clear up some of my preconceived myths such as sign language being universal, no apology to Margaret Mead. Mutt have been to Paris done some research with the Lacombe team, and came up with an interesting theory, that the Deaf once populate Atlantis, a lost ancient, however an advance civilization, in the vicinity of the Bermuda Triangle. We were on a search to find these stone tablets, Mutt here with one from Corsica, the conclusion is that these are markers, perhaps beacons as coordinates from space, to assist aliens navigating manually in an emergency, to prevent mishaps like the recent incident at Roswell, ranchers there reported seeing aliens signing before they died, the Blue report stated that no auditory organs were found on the bodies during autopsy. We believes that they somehow evolved into our human form, through mating, having the same chromosomes as we do. Stone tablets indicated that they were search teams seeking a suitable island to interact with humans before going on the mainland, after abandonment of Atlantis, to conceal their origin. Advanced technology were exported back to their planet. Memory of their ancesters faded over time, except their visual language, they choose Martha's Vineyard because in America, there is hope their culture will survive for generations, even the threat of oralism, their genes are unique, in which it is impossible to manipulate in a search for a cure, as Darwinism goes, survival of the species at its best, in this case, gave us assurances that our Deaf Culture, and American Sign Language will remain with us forever, despite all the obstacles in our way. (applause, standing ovation)
Amy: "I'm going to the Expo, the ark is on display at the American pavilion."
Indiana: "Where is Mutt."
Amy: "I think he's in the Atomium."
Lacombe: "I think you better be prepared to bail Mutt out of jail."
Indiana: "Is he drinking again?"
Lacombe: "He took his Harley Davidson KHK into the Atomium spinning around inside."
Amy: "Probably saw the Russian bears performed the same feat at the Moscow Circus." (smile)
Ricky: "The security is on its way."
Washington, DC
Senator Joseph McCarthy: "Indiana, do you have a statement to make?"
Indiana: "Up yours!" (applause in the chamber, Mutt came in with his Harley Davidson KHK, Indiana hops on, rushes to Kendall Green, just in time)
Indiana: "I want to thank Leonard M. Elstad for inviting me to your commencement, sorry I have to decline his offer of a tenure position, because I taking a year off on sabbatical, as there are so much to explore in this world. Gallaudet is the center of the universe, generations of Deaf people have left its mark on this world. I want to keep my speech short, If it belongs in a museum, then it belongs in a museum!" (hands in air in show of applause)
Grand Rijah: "Tonight we are honored to induct Indiana Jones into the Kappa Gamma fraternity."
Indiana: "I'll uphold the traditions of the Kappa Gamma fraternity being of service to the campus and the community."
Rijah: "Here's your ropes, hope you'll stay for the reception." (Indiana staring at a familiar object.)
Indiana: "The crystal skull, the symbol of your fraternity, have I seen it somewhere before?"

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Charles Darwin


Charles Darwin "Origin of Species," are based on his observations so why the controversy. I ain't  going to debate with these Deaf Christians on the subject of  "evolution" as it's only a theory. I think both science and religion can co-exist. We once thought the world is flat and that we are in the center of the universe!

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Deaf Baseball Camp

 An element of baseball strategy- like a batter watching a third-base coach relay signs- is an everyday way of life for the hearing-impaired.
Larry and Vicky Feinstein wanted to make the sport of baseball a little easier for those children who will never hear "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch or listen to an umpire scream, "Play Ball!"
The Greenfield residents held a fantasy baseball camp  for 14 children last week- four of which were hearing-impaired- at Dan Jansen Park.  The husband and wife found out about such a camp through the Sertoma of Milwaukee, which been serving those with disabilities since 1921.
"I think it went really well for the first year," said Vicky, the camp director. "It does hit home because we normally take our hearing for granted. I think that the kids that can't hear know the fundamentals of baseball."
Added husband Larry,  "They're no different from any other kid. I think they pretty much knew what to do."
The campers ranged from 7 to 12 years of age.
"It's a good turnout because we got a better chance to be one-on-one with the kids," Vicky said. "We hope for more kids but we've to got to start somewhere."
Larry was pleased with  the camp's debut.
"I guess from our own personal standpoint, we did what many people thought was impossible, that it couldn't be done," Larry said. "We were kind of shooting from the hip most of the time, but it was a great experience. The kids got to have fun."
The children learned the fundamentals of fielding, running, batting, catching, and being an actual teams, and also got a shirt, hat, daily refreshments, snacks and a lunch.
The camp is based in St Charles,  Mo., where it is in its seventh year.The camp is supported by Big Rivers Chapel, local businesses and several former St. Louis Cardinals, including Stan Musial,Bob Gibson, and spokesperson Ozzie Smith.
Larry and Vicky heard about this, and went to a Sertoma meeting in Chicago to finalized their plans. They hold the camp, so they send letters to schools, passed out flyers, and asked local businesses to donate equipment, food and volunteers.
The City of Greenfield allowed the Feinsteins use of the field, and equipment was donated by the YMCA.
"Just the smiles on their faces, I thought it made it all worthwhile," Larry said. "Some of the young kids, it upped their self-confidence. They had never play baseball. 
"I think when you look at it, there's no difference between them. Their skills are as good as the kids that can hear. In fact, the hearing-impaired were the best baseball players we had out there."
Such a scenario would make any third-base coach smile.
Source: Greenfield Observer (Wisconsin)
Note: My son, Denis, participated in the baseball came, he later join a Little League team.



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2021-03-10

Louis

"Louis, a deaf child that wears a hearing, preparing to speak in front of his classmates about his pet snails. (Germany)
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Shema


Shema (Deuteronomy 6.4-9) song signed by Hebrew majors at Western Theological Seminary in Holland.

Translation (NIV)
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
Impress them on your children. 
Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

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"Tone Deaf"

Eminem, a white rapper from Detroit is dismissing efforts to cancel culture his recently released "Deaf Tone"  with its controversial lyrics. 

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"When Harry Met Meghan"

The British tabloids are having a field day when Harry admitted to Oprah that he has just broken up with Sally before he met  Meghan. Harry took an opportunity to pitch his new sequel "When Harry Met Meghan," with Billy Crystal reprising his role. Meg Ryan has a cameo role as Sally throwing a temper when she heard that Meghan is pregnant, leaving her virginity intact. 
There is also a spike in "domestic abuses" cases across America of husbands and wives fighting over a remote control pinning King James and Prince Harry on rival networks, basketball versus rugby with Oprah winning the ratings race. The Queen issue a statement that she is disappointed that Daniel Craig wasn't chosen to play Harry.  Buckingham Palace canned Harry, joining Prince Albert tobacco line. Harry is now in negotiation to star in  a new reality series "Prince of Bel Air" on BBC. 
During a commercial break, a photographer from Deaf Anthology was caught hiding behind the bushes and thrown off the set. 
Harry: I'm now happy in  seeing myself in the mirror every morning rather then reading the latest gossips about me in the "Daily Mirror."
Meghan: Hollywood parties are more fun than royal functions, we get to be ourselves."
Oprah: "Meghan, you are a remarkable person and Harry, you are so brave, having the guts like Eddie Murphy to come to America.
Las Vegas bookies set the odds at 6-10 that the newborn will be named Diana. Elizabeth is out of the question. James Corden will be hosting an outdoor baby shower, it doesn't rain in Southern California anyway. Prince Albert wasn't invited as they fear that his smoking habit will cause a wildfire during the drought. 
Finally, the only thing that ticked off Harry is having to pay taxes on British tea.
 
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2021-03-09

"Love Language"

"Love Language" is a about a high school boy learning  ASL so he could communicate with a Deaf classmate he has fallen in love with.

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"Things That Fall"

A college student struggling with schizophrenia met a deaf classmate who understands his situation of dealing with auditory hallucinations.

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