Zamboni driver David Ayres who never played in the NHL was told to suit up, replacing their injured goalie.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.
Orlando area TV stations:
WESH NBC Channel 6 is the only VHF channel in the Orlando market, that's why your digital television not picking up the signals despite your efforts in rescaning it. We should file a complaint and demand that they switch to UHF so we can get all the major networks in our area.
There is an interesting documentary, Marching Forward, I hope to see soon about two high school marching bands from Orlando at the New York World's Fair. One is white from Edgewater and the other is from the black Jones high school in the segregated south. My left Deaf brother, a New York Times linotypist took me to the fair. The trailer is not closed-captioned so I will ask for an ASL interpreter at their next presentation. I was a former member of the New York World'Fair Historical Society at the Queens Museum.
- Sanders: $23,302.65
- Booker: $10,798.81
- Warren: $5,550.64
- Harris: $5,099.6
- Buttigieg: $4,530.08
- Biden: $1,895
- Yang: $1,712.48
- Steyer: $670.28
- O'Rourke: $544.9
- Williamson: $110
You can go to FEC (Federal Election Commission) website to see how much the Presidential campaign are spending for interpreters and translation services. The list above is for the three months period last year (July-September).
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 15:19
Michigan School for the Deaf alerted the county sheriff when one of its student was assaulted on the school bus. The bus driver was arrested for assault of a vulnerable adult. The bus driver, along with an aide also resigned for not intervening in the situation at hand. The video was captured by another student on the bus, which will be used as evidence in the upcoming case.
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There is a Deaf character on tonight's episode of Station 19, a Deaf girl whose parents died in the fire, siblings being separated and placed in the foster care system, while at the same time at group of unrelated homeless children loses one of their own, taken to the emergency room at Grey hospital which is three blocks away. This is my assumption, correct me if I'm wrong where a hearing child plays the Deaf character on Station 19 while a Deaf child plays the hearing child on the Good Doctor next week.
Deaf Anthology is unable to confirm the identity of Deaf character on Station 19..
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 21:54
A Deaf guy is suing a porn website demanding that its videos be closed-captioned. If he won the case, I don't think he'll enjoy it anyway now that the captions are blocking sexual views on the screen. I think he'll eventually sue prostitutes because their brothel house refuses to provide ASL interpreters. Can you imagine what's going on in the jury room, they are all laughing at this frivolous lawsuit that the judge probably will dismiss.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 15:33
Bento boxes are popular in Japan, it's a tray of compartments, that can be bought at convenience stores, this one was served on a bullet train to Kyoto, I enjoy the scrimp tempura. It's ideal for portion control, lunch at school or work and cultural immersion.
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Whiskey are popular among Deaf Kentuckians, signing Bluegrass music when drunk. There is a band group, Whiskey Deaf, that not from the area, where none of its performers are Deaf. It's just another band with the word deaf in its title, maybe its loud blasts causing us to go deaf.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 12:03
Highlights of Trump's State of the Union address to the American people:
1. Support school choice, but ignores mainstreamed Deaf children in the public school system. 2. Trump refuses to shake hands with Nancy, they haven;t talk with each other for months.
3. Nancy torn up Trumps speech,after the address, get over with it and accept the fact you can't get an indictment today.
4. Trump supports historic black colleges, while cutting federal funds to Gallaudet.
5. Tuskegee pilot recognized, he's 100 years old, the Red Tails defends the bombers during WWII.
6. Terrorists forfeit their lives if the attack us under his watch.
7. Chants of "four more years," more like a rally in the Capitol.
8. Medal of Freedom given to Rush, so what the rush!
9. Unemployment rates going down, as we hiring to plant a million trees.
10. President of Venezuela upstages Trump.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 15:46
We can't enjoy the dolphins splashing at the aquariums. We can't feed peanuts to the elephants at the circus. We can't take our selfies with the lions at the zoo. We can't see the groundhog's shadows to forecast the coming of spring. We blame the organization, PETA, and God forbid they take away our steak tailgate football parties. Support ATEP (Animals That Entertains People) as we protect their habitat, shield them from predators and and feed them well.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 15:48
Trump State of the Union: Transcription
(As usual, no ASL interpreter)
My fellow Americans, I'm still here (applause), first of all I want to thank Senator Ross of Kansas for the vote heard around the world that keep me in the Oval Office. Hold a second, I got to tweet to Putin telling him to stop hacking the teleprompters on the podium. We accomplishes a lot during the first term, eliminating the mandate to require health insurance, keeping our emergency rooms busier than ever. We got rid of Obamacare, simply by renaming it Trumpcare. allowing rotten kids to stay home bugging their parents until they are 26, and letting those with preexistence conditions to continue their dependence on opiates, causing skyrocketing premiums. Supreme Court declare it's unconstitutional to prevent pregnant woman from obtaining a visa, so I am going to modified my Pro-Life position allowing them to abort the fetus, after all, they are not citizens and we don't want their litters either. Hold a second, tweeting Kim Jong-Un, reminding him to watch C-Span. I appointed Dennis Rodman to to our Ambassador to North Korea, I will be in Pyongyang next week cut the ribbon of the our new Embassy and of course, we'll have a threesome golfing at our new sprawling Trump Tower Resort and Spa golf course. I will let Kim win, so he'll not have a temper-tantrum, shooting another missile into the Sea of Japan.More women are entering the workforce, I noticed an increase of prostitution on our streets. The rigged the Super Bowl and the Packers will beat the Chiefs. I signed an executive order to disqualified the 49ers because San Francisco is a sanctuary city. It's capital punishment if anyone in the NFL disrespect our flags. Pence is off the ticket, Jimmy Kimmel is my new running-mate. I'll have a new cabinet soon, I think it will be redwood. I want to take an opportunity at this time to announce that copies of my new book "John Bolton isn't in the Room" will be out on March 17th, that's the only time I read the New York Times, when it climb into first place on the best-selling list. I will like to thank Pink Floyd for the wall, I haven't seen it but I heard about it. The only solution to erase our national debts is to let Russia buyback Alaska. If Denmark wants to borrow money from the World Bank, Greenland must be put down as collateral so we can acquire the land once they default. We are leaving the Middle East so we can focus our resources fighting the drug cartels, letting the terrorists kill their kind. Let's retreat, returning Texas back to Mexico, the war is over, didn't we return Okinawa to Japan. Let Puerto Rico be an independent nation, like we did with Cuba and the Philippines, so we don't have to deal with their problems. I confesses to stealing the Star Trek logo for our new Space Force, we even now, with the USS Enterprise in port. If the Israelis and the Palestinians can't coexist, then return the Gaza Strip to Egypt, West Bank to Jordan, and Golan Heights to Syria and the United States will recognize Palestine if the all parties agreed to the boundaries. I promise to behave myself from here on, as my generals warns me of a military coup if I overstep the line in the sand. I ordered the shutdown of all Chinese restaurants to prevent the spread of bat virus, and will shut down Iran nuclear facilities to prevent the spread of radiation emissions, etc. I will protect the rights of Americans to bear arms and I am willing to curtail the freedom of the press, shut down social media from spreading false rumors, it doesn't applied to tabloids on the grocers' checkout lanes. That's all folks, and God Bless America. Mike Pompeo, you're fired!
This is the Fox network, we now return to our regular programming, returning to hell with Gordon Ramsey in the swamps, saving a former White House Chef restaurant from the brinks of bankruptcy.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 14:53
Deaf tellers at Chase Bank near Gallaudet can now seve their Deaf consumers in ASL. Most of the staff are fluent in ASL. Finally the Deaf now can rob a bank without using a note, that's unlikely to happen at that branch, unless he's behind in his student loan payments. First a signing Starbuck, now a signing bank, and what's next. We even got a signing President that signs executive orders (rim shot). Gallaudet got a $250,000 donation from JP Morgan to deposit it at the Bank of America (really I don't know but a good monologue anyway) but not Wells Fargo, they hang up on us in the past. Besides, what's in your wallet?
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 16:27
Kobe Bryant is a role model that to all of us young Deaf basketball players who hope that someday they'll play in the NBA, even giving his support to a Deaf high school basketball coach, Sekoe White, of the Mississippi School for the Deaf, after seeing a video that went
Kobe given his team a signed copy of his upcoming book and another supplying his team Wilson basketballs, etc.
The Oklahoma School for the Deaf will soon start construction of its new state of the art $2 millions aquatic center. Its locker rooms also serves as a storm shelter to keeping students safe , especially during a tornado. I predicted one of their swimmers will win a gold medal at the Deaflympics someday.
Today as we celebrate the dreams of MLK, the Navy announces its newest aircraft carrier will honor our hero, an African American serving on the sinking battleship West Virginia when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, managing, somehow, an anti-aircraft machine gun then rescuing wounded sailors, including the captain.
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Florida state troopers are now enforcing a new law against distracted driving, warning all of us to keep our eyes on the road for safety stake, as we now can be ticketed if we are caught texting, especially in a school zone. A Deaf couple in St. Augustine had their license suspended, when they were chatting using ASL, the judge refused to grant leniency, as the law specifically stated that we must keep our hands on the wheel.
We are AWARE of the problems in our community but we some of us don't ACKNOWLEDGE it, pretending it doesn't exist. We now ACCEPT the facts that crime, unemployment, health care and housing, etc. are some of the major issues we got to deal with. The new decade is here so let's take ACTION, making an ANNOUNCEMENT in local publications such as the Osceola News - Gazette of an upcoming ASSEMBLY of concerned Kissimmee citizens with an AGENDA to discuss the issues, setting our priority on AFFORDABLE housing, brainstorming ideas ourselves rather than hiring someone to do a feasibility studies. We will ASK the city if they got any land AVAILABLE for us to ACQUIRE so we can APPLY for government grants to hire an ARCHITECT to design an APARTMENT that is ACCEPTABLE to us all, with all the AMENITIES we expect. The complex can ACCOMMODATE those seniors on fixed income, homeless, transitional programs, and the Deaf and disabled, etc. The facility meet all ADA ACCESSIBILITY requirements, incorporating universal design and requiring that its staff to be bilingual in ASL (American Sign Language). The center will be full of ACTIVITIES such as field trips, workshops, and, of course, bingo. The new complex will be full of ARTS with sculptures on the grounds and completed puzzles in the hallways. The tenants will set up an ASSOCIATION to meet regularly, having AUTONOMY in the decision making process, being ACCOUNTABLE in budget matters. We will be AGGRESSIVE meeting the challenges, overcome obstacles, seeking an ALLIANCE of individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations to support our AIMS.
Posted by Gary A. Fitts at 15:35