Monday, December 31, 2007

Special Announcement from Al Lepre of American Deaf Exposition

Special Announcement from Al Lepre of American Deaf Exposition hosting
United States America Deaf Basketball Organization (USADBO)
on MARCH 26, 27, 28, 29, 2008
at PAL Parsippany Police League
22 Baldwin Road
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054 ( off Route 46)
$40.00 Early Bird Combo on Sale
December 19, 2007 = $45.00
January 19, 2008 = $50.00
February 19, 2008 = $60.00
Full Combo Ticket at Door + Expect 1,100 will be sold out!
Breakdown Listing during March 26, 27, 28, & 29, 2008
REGISTRATION - $10.00 (all must pay one time)
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - Evening Entertainment = $10.00
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - Preliminary Games for 8 Men
and 4 Women teams = $10.00
Friday evening, March 28, 2008 - Semi-Finals games= $20.00
Saturday afternoon, March 29, 2008 - Championship Games = $10.00
Saturday Award and Entertainment Night = $20.00
Program Book - $10.00
USADBO Hall of Fame Buffet on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 11 am to 2 pm is not
included. Price and Inductee to be announced in 2008.
16 Vendor Booth Exhibit - REFRESHMENT ON SALE
Make check payable to American Deaf Exposition and
mail to: P.O. Box 251, Carle Place, NY 11514
For Hotel and Direction and Free Brochure, please check our web site:

Saturday, December 29, 2007

New Year's Resolutions

"Instead of whining and fighting for deaf access, we'll just provide deaf access"
2008 will be a banner year for Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center as the resistance to the evolution of the deaf society is being brought under control by the health care industry. 2008 will probably the first that we can enjoy a peaceful year as our abilities and resources to deal with the difficult parts of deaf society has been realized. We have 4 key goals to acomplish in 2008. The key goals all fit within our mission and vision statements. To meet the needs a rapidly evolving deaf deaf community, our leadership is being redefined and clarified as follows;
1) Leadership direction
a) Increasing the evaluations of irresponsible deaf leadership
b) Promoting responsible deaf leadership
c) Increasing resources for the Deaf WAI (War Against Indiscipline) program
2) Focus on deaf evolution
a) Expanding non-confrontational advocacy
b) Increasing the support of oral-deaf on staff and board census
c) Increasing the use of technology-based social service concept
d) Expanding our fiscal independence concept
e) Feasibility study of an on-site audiological/speech therapy services
3) Office resources
a) Expand to 9 rooms to meet the increased demands for services
4) Outreach
a) Participate in deaf events that promote responsible deaf leadeship
b) Focus on events that need exposure to hearing loss outreach
c) Develop outreach videos and use the video sharing websites
d) Simplify outreach materials for easier transporting, setup, takedown
e) Provide leadership in non-deaf causes (AIDS, Paganism, Medical Innovations, Environmental, etc...)
5) Social services
a) Development of web-based social service automation for global access
In the past 10 years and continuing beyond 2008, the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center will do what they do better than anything else in the world, ENTERTAIN YOU, with our special brand of deaf advocacy.

We wish everyone a safe, healthy, and productive 2008!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

When The Truth Hurts The Deaf, Desperation Takes Over

When I announced that OCDAC's $12,500 sponsorship to SoCal Deaf Disc Golf Tournament that was turned down in response to the video published

The truth must have hurt them bad enough to make them take on a desperate move to try steer people away from the issue by responding with a very inappropriate video published on

This is the very trademark of the old deaf guards.

So with the deaf community, when the truth hurts them, desperation takes over.


Sunday, December 16, 2007

Silencing Deficit Thinkers?

This is about deficit thinkers.

John Egbert's idea to banish deficit thinkers from deafread blog is the most childish the most sophomoric ideas we see that is consistent with the deaf community, the ASL deaf community.

Well deficit thinkers have the eyes on the future and their feet on the ground meaning they move on and know whats going on and how to respond properly.

Also deficit thinkers spice up and liven up the discussions, open discussions, should include that in deafread too.

Banishing deficit thinkers only shows that deaf community is not inclusive enough.

You really want to show that the ASL deaf community is banishing people out not being open minded people, you want that?

Wow I find that to be insulting to the idea of being open, inclusive, discussion.

John wants a sanitized presentation of the deaf community through deafread.

What's wrong with John? I think John needs to have his head examined to find the bugs in it.


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Lance Allred - Deaf Professional Basketball Player - Comes To Orange County Feb, 2, 2008

Tonight at the NBADL's Anaheim Arsenals vs Utah Flash game a deaf employee of the Anaheim Arsenals advised me to spread the word of the February 2, 2008 game. The Arsenals will play the Idaho's Stampede at the Anaheim Convention Center. Idaho Stampede has a deaf player, Lance Allred. The deaf worker wants to see a lot of deafies cheering for Lance at this game.

Lance's bio :

Anaheim Convention Center :

Anaheim Arsenals :

Idaho Stampede :

Tickets :

Event tickets :

More information about Lance on these sites.,1249,600148031,00.html

Our deaf center volunteers gets to watch the Anaheim Arsenals every once a while, and for me, its a good break from the commotion that spins around the office. We might go there to cheer Lance on February 2, 2008.

Richard Roehm

Dealing With The "Too Soon" Syndrome At The Pharmacy

I'm a busy person. I have to take care of myself too. I pick up my meds from the pharmacy when I have time to waste 20 minutes at the pharmacy. Usually it happens before I run out. When I get there, several times the pharmacist would approach me with a note stating "Too Soon" which means I've come pick up my meds too early to for the insurance company to be able to reimburse them.

I came up with a surefire way to deal with the "Too Soon" syndrome. Yesterday I decided to do a little holiday shopping at the pharmacy store (Rite-Aid). And as expected with the shopping cart half filled I noticed the pharmacist started chasing me. I pushed the cart up to the cash register area and allowed the pharmacist to approach me. Again it was another "Too Soon" note and I responded out loud "In that case its too soon for me to be buying this from your store". The cashier who was also the assistant manager heard what I said and had a talk with the pharmacist and after about 5 minutes the Rx was filled and handed to me.

The customer power is stronger than the insurance company.

Richard Roehm