Monday, December 31, 2012

Take Time to Dream Today

What do you want to happen in your life for 2013? I encourage all my readers to take some time today to visualize wonderful things for the New Year ahead.

More at http://speakuplibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/12/take-time-to-dream-today.html

5 years HOME!!!

Still can’t believe it myself. Yes, I’m interrupting the Bulgarian posts momentarily to share about Nik and Alyona. Both were declared ours this time 5 years ago. Hard to believe for sure.

More at http://10kidsin2010.blogspot.com/2012/12/5-years-home.html

Manic Monday

Gosh, can’t believe it is the last day of 2012. Where did it all go?! No, not doing a recap as too much went on over the last year. But, will do a Manic Monday post.

More at http://10kidsin2010.blogspot.com/2012/12/manic-monday_31.html

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Celebrated Deaf Combat Vlogger Jerry Knott AKA YellowTeethHorse Passed Away Last Night

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Jerry was a great combat vlogger. Had the guts that are rarely seen in the deaf social network. He'd pick on a small subclass of vloggers. I'm not a member of that particular subclass and I'm proud of his vlogs because they picked on those vloggers who picked on the good side of the deaf community. Even though he has weird ways of delivering those punches, he punched those exactly who deserved to be punched. So sad to see him depart at a young age. He died with the sword on his side and will be looked up to as a knight.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Our eBay store has over $110,000 in over 2000 inventory items. It would be very
nice to convert most of that into $70,000 in cash as quickly as possible so we
can buy the upstairs unit in our office building. Getting the upstairs unit
would help us get 10 homeless deaf/disabled people off the street.

The best item you can get that'll help us get to the goal fast is our new
wireless doorbell flasher.

http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More

Richard Roehm
Chairman

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Deaf Militants Lose Big If They Get Nasty

This points to an older blog post thats now garnering much attention and discussion in the deaf blogsphere.

Deaf Militants On the March

http://attherimmm.blogspot.com/2012/07/deaf-militants-on-march.html

This an important read because when deaf militants do stupid things, they may get their 15 days of fame but they lose big in the long run.

Richard Roehm

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Victory Videos For American Sign Language Petition

Enjoy the victory videos!













And yes I did sign the petition!

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And we offer free fingerspelling workshops also have sign language classes as well. More information here http://www.deafadvocacy.org/sign-language

Richard Roehm

The White House Petition Regarding American Sign Language Could Carry Phyrric Consequences



In the past three and a half weeks, a petition based at the White House website has been circulating madly in the deaf community.

"WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

Officially recognize American Sign Language as a community language and a language of instruction in schools."

Found at : https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/officially-recognize-american-sign-language-community-language-and-language-instruction-schools/CRPw2JLk

Now with just 4 days remaining, the petition is rapidly closing in on it's goal of 25,000 signatures to elicit an official response from the White House. As of the time this blog post is written, it's just a little shy of 2000 signatures needed and is predicted to be making its goal by Monday or maybe sooner.

This petition has been the latest rallying cry to mobilize the deaf community. Social networks have been heavily used to call attention to this petition. Kudos to all those involved in getting the petition signatures.

Once the goal is met, there will be plenty of victorious blogging and video blogging to be seen in the weeks ahead. The capital "D" deaf community need a little victory to drown out the major setbacks they faced in the past two years. Let's give them that little cheer!

Now let's wait for the official White House response to the petition. And that's where the phyrric elements would surface.

The communication methodology issue has always been a source of despair, a source of violent animosities between groups of people with different degrees of hearing loss. It has been a very tacky issue especially when it comes to the education of deaf children. That is because the civilization is advancing and medical technology that deals with hearing loss is also advancing with the civilization. This brings up the question of what is the best communication method for deaf children who have access to the new medical technology?

The question has been the subject of intense debates between groups of people with varying degrees of hearing loss, audiologists, and the technology. And this petition seeks to pull the White House into this foray.

This petition seeks to get the stamp of approval for American Sign Language from the White House. This is an area that requires soul searching from the highest authorities in the White House and the response could either go directly in their favor, against, or most likely it will be handed down like a mysterious cloud floating over the deaf community that would be interpreted in many different ways.

The deaf community needs to wait for the White House response before they pop their champagne bottles else they will come with a phyrric aftertaste.

Richard Roehm

Monday, November 26, 2012

Open Video Message To FCC - Convo VRS Sponsored "ASLRocks" A Provenly Deaf Bully Website

I'll say no words myself. The videos, pictures, and links below speak for THE TRUTH themselves. Some links will disappear as the truth will hurt.

















You be the judge of the videos, pictures, and the links.

Please share this page URL fast and wide.

And email FCC too.

Chairman Julius Genachowski: Julius.Genachowski@fcc.gov
Commissioner Robert McDowell: Robert.McDowell@fcc.gov
Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov
Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov
Commissioner Ajit Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov

Richard Roehm
Chairman

Saturday, November 24, 2012

What Is Facebook’s “DEAF GROUP OF SCAM ALERT” Group All About? Part II

Its a very commendable Facebook group that alerts its members of potential fake identities, "fakebookers" as I call them. This way people don't have to fall for any scams operated by fakebookers. And these always begins with friending fakebookers. Also plays a decent role preventing identity theft in the deaf community.



http://www.facebook.com/groups/130545917066083/

Thursday, November 08, 2012

We Have Low Cost Colorful Wireless Flashing Doorbell Kits For Deaf And HOH

Greetings friends, associates, and relatives.

As you remember, we have a colorful wireless doorbell flasher as one of our
offerings.

See video :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAEQJZH9s54

Yesterday we received a shipment of the flashing doorbells that are paired up to
matching frequency code.   This is in response to scores of requests for two
 and more units with matching codes.

Now you can get these pairs of wireless flashing doorbells from us for $109.95
which is cheaper than the average price of $190.00 to $270.00 for similar units
sold at the deaf expo events.  Ordering direct from the manufacturer, sea
freight, and processing by volunteers has kept the pricing very low for our
consumers and stakeholders.

Now you can get our wireless doorbell flashers and not have to leave your home
doors unlocked and open 24/7 anymore.  You can live safer and more peacefully
than before!

Single
units: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wireless-Doorbell-Flasher-Signal-Notification-Dea\
f-HOH-/300694099930


Two units matching
codes: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Matching-Code-Wireless-Doorbell-Flashers-Signal\
-Notification-Deaf-HOH-/251180896884


Three unit special:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SPECIAL-DEAL-3-Wireless-Doorbell-Flasher-Signal-Notifica\
tion-Deaf-HOH-/300810661274


These make great holiday gifts for yourself, your friends, your associates, and
your relatives.

All funds raised goes to education, housing, advocacy, communication assistance,
independent living skills, and outreach programs for the deaf, deaf-blind, and
the disabled offered by the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center.

And don't forget our 4th annual bowl-a-thon next
year http://www.deafadvocacy.org/bowl-a-thon lots of fun, lots of education, and
lots of prizes too!

Richard Roehm
Chairman
Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center
WWW.DEAFADVOCACY.ORG

Saturday, November 03, 2012

What Is Facebook's "DEAF GROUP OF SCAM ALERT" Group All About?

I received several email messages regarding a Facebook group called "DEAF GROUP OF SCAM ALERT" found at http://www.facebook.com/groups/130545917066083/ and I would like additional feedback or comments regarding that group. Send that to my email at tagboard7(at)juno.com

I've been able to sack several scam groups in my history. I Helped take down several pyramid schemes that involved the deaf community that includes Future Strategies, VIP-CLUB, Pentagono, PPBG, and one of my proudest trophies on my wall is the head of Robert (RJ) Johnson for which I got the U.S. Treasury agents at his tail on the afternoon of September 6, 2003. RJ himself was the kingpin of dozens of scams that targeted the deaf community on the West Coast.

Now several scams are targeting deaf people and I have been watching them as a disguised sleeper.

Richard Roehm

Note: Don't bother trying to spread garbage about me in the ripoff report website as that came from my ex-wife who lost the divorce and her family inheritance.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Deaf Activist Richard Roehm Condemns All Who Condemns C. Handler

If they are going to be blowing a sour hoot over something intended to be humorous, then theyre doing it at the expense of your future deaf babies. Present and future parents of deaf newborns will see this and not let their kids live their lives in the "closed deaf society".

I still sit in the patient advocacy council at a hospital that performs cochlear implants. The deaf militants absolutely have no idea what goes on in the parent's decision making process. They know nothing of what the decision making equation looks like and where they get the contents that goes into it.

Also they are the types that will look away from deaf people and organizations that blow sour hoots over something humorous and tiny. It'll be a major turnoff to them and will have a lot of weight in their decision to get their deaf newborns implanted.

So it's safe for me to condemning people and organizations that are condemning C. Handler for the humorous stunt.

Richard Roehm

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Student adviser sentenced to one year in prison for molesting two boys at school for deaf

This feller was one of my critics in a popular blogger website in 2005.

Hey Josh, you think that by getting yourself a job at that school will get your wants in life? Bubbye loser you're going down for real! One less rat in that sewer village.

Richard

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A Cincinnati judge has sentenced a student adviser to one year in prison after he pled guilty to molesting at least two boys at a school for the deaf.

More at http://www.norwalkreflector.com/article/1659991

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Reporting Voter Intimidation

There is 800 FBI Voter Intimidation Hotline if you are a victim of voter fraud or discrimination.

Call 1-800-253-3931

Richard

Hurricane Sandy hits USA!

G'day Everyone.Shockingly to say, another October rare mega-storm is about to hit the North East Coast of USA.Sherlock Steve isn't happy about because he will be out and very vulnerable in this storm that is expected to hit at almost any time.

More at http://thedeafsherlock.blogspot.com/2012/10/hurricane-sandy-hits-usa.html

Weather Everywhere! Digital Preparedness!

Must share, with a tip of the hat to Northern Virginia Resource Center (USA), as they, and many others, bunker down for the storms.

More at http://ccacblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/weather-everywhere-digital-preparedness/

Batteries

My power one batteries are now having the same issues as the others. Great(!) manchester on Wednesday so I'll get them sorted! Batteries went off at 3pm yesterday, kept it on till 7(had a shower) then was on again from 9am then it went off without warning at 11am.

More at http://bioniclissa.blogspot.com/2012/10/batteries.html

Advanced Bionics New Products!

Here is the paperwork from which these photos are pulled. It is a PowerPoint presentation given to investors on Thursday. http://www.sonova.com/Presentations/20121025_EUHA_Presentation_Handout_1.pdf And here are the photos of the new internal device and processor.

More at http://misskatsmom.blogspot.com/2012/10/advanced-bionics-new-products.html

What to consider in choice of cellphones for the deaf

Loud phones or amplified phones have been specifically designed for people who are deaf. Amplified telephones for the deaf amplify the receiver volume in the phone.

More at http://attherimmm.blogspot.com/2012/10/what-to-consider-in-choice-of.html

Goya: The Dog Paintings.

Did deafness drive Goya to despair ? The dog is one of Goya’s so-called “black paintings”, worked directly on to the walls of his house outside Madrid in the years after the artist had suffered the illness that left him stone deaf.

More at http://attherimmm.blogspot.com/2012/10/goya-dog-paintings.html

Toys R Us Running Ads Featuring Children With Cochlear Implants

Kudos to Toys R Us!





Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Deaf Pagan View of the McCaskill Situation

In my last post here at the Crossroads, I discussed how the restless energies of this Samhain season are creating major rifts…not only for interpersonal relationships, but also within communities – individuals lining up on either side of the issues and taking pot shots at one another.

More at http://deafpagancrossroads.com/2012/10/24/a-deaf-pagan-view-of-the-mccaskill-situation/

Protests Could Hamper Gallaudet University's Re-accreditation With MSCHE

The recent protesting over the McCaskill issue could raise a red flag with Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Gallaudet University is quickly approaching to the re-accreditation deadline with MSCHE. And MSCHE could use this as a bargaining chip to impose major changes on the campus life.

Gallaudet University's leadership can not afford any more missteps like this as University President Hurwitz recently stumbled upon a minor issue that turned out to be a landmine of sorts.

Gallaudet University's leadership needs to stop kowtowing to the fringes and extremists entrenched within the campus and think what's best for the campus as a whole if it wants to see itself existing beyond the horizons.

Else, Gallaudet University will see it's sunset.

Richard Roehm

Urgent: please sign this petition!


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Support Sending Nathan to the Preschool School for the Blind!

Hi Supporter,

Nathan is a blind four year old. We are working with Nathan''s family to help make sure that he receives the training that he needs to succeed in school and grow up to be a competent adult. Nathan has every hope of being able to be mainstreamed. However, in order to give him the foundation to succeed he first needs to learn the adaptive techniques of the blind. He also has to learn things like how to learn over a bowl, make friends, and so many other things that we take for granted every day.

Please go sign this petition to send Nathan to the Preschool to the Blind so he can get the best foundation possible.


Thank you,

Beth Koenig
Executive Director
Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Examiner Local Editorial: Political retaliation at Gallaudet

Gallaudet University's rash decision to place its chief diversity officer on paid administrative leave because she signed the petition that put Maryland's same-sex marriage law on the ballot next month is a dismaying example of political correctness run amok.

More at http://washingtonexaminer.com/examiner-local-editorial-political-retaliation-at-gallaudet/article/2510921#.UIgthGt5mK2

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Final thoughts on Gallaudet/McCaskill: Alternate Worlds

In my alternate Universe, when McCaskill's signature was discovered (and not because of any far-fetched conspiracy, but simply because McCaskill had published successful research and her name became a victim of Googling) and a complaint brought to the administration, things went initially much the same.

More at http://manytribes.blogspot.com/2012/10/final-thoughts-on-mccaskill-alternate.html

The Last Debate: Deaf Community Says Obama Wins

I’ve been talking to Deaf people, and checking out my Twitter feed, and it seems clear: Obama’s won the debate for the Deaf community, especially in the area of foreign policy.

More at http://manytribes.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-last-debate-deaf-community-says.html

The Death Of A Hearing Impaired Bully Website A Big Blessing In Disguise

With news of the demise of a well patronized hearing impaired website that has gone from being social pillar to a bully platform, it's time to bring up its contributions.

The aggregator website forever changed the deaf social network. It also sprang up several new short lived deaf social websites. The social network system it's replaced will never come back to reclaim the space that was taken from it.

The biggest credit for that website is that it helped me win my divorce case by repeating and spreading the lies of huge magnitudes from my ex-wife. That's the thing that really sacked her in the courtroom. The website is credited for helping me win the 4 year long divorce battle. Kudos to that website for handling the "stupid" for me as I am very fortunate that I didn't have to stoop down to her levels to do anything stupid to try win the divorce.

Then it went on to support many different levels of cyberbullying and went on to hurt a lot of good people until it claimed the life of a vlogger.

Then it qickly took a nosedive to its demise.

A lesson learned is that when a website becomes a bully stage, it's days become numbered.

Richard Roehm

Eyefirevlogs will resume vlog sharing as soon as next week.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Angela McCaskill Calls For Anti-Gay Group To Stop Using Her Image

Maryland Marriage Alliance, one of the conservative groups trying to stop marriage equality in that state, thought they hit the jackpot when Gallaudet University suspended diversity provost Angela McCaskill for signing a petition to put same-sex nuptials on the November ballot.

More at http://www.towleroad.com/2012/10/angela-mccaskill-calls-for-anti-gay-group-to-stop-using-her-image.html

Hickman and Coates to lead rally supporting Gallaudet official

Two of the state's most visible supporters of Maryland's same-sex marriage law will lead weekly rallies at the Gallaudet University campus starting Thursday to urge the reinstatement Angela McCaskill, who was suspended from her job there for signing a petition to put the law on the ballot.

More at http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bal-hickman-and-coates-to-lead-rally-supporting-gallaudet-official-20121022,0,1646290.story

Friday, October 19, 2012

New Colorful Wireless Flashing Doorbell For Deaf And HOH

New wireless deaf doorbell.

Makes great gifts to loved ones.

See video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAEQJZH9s54

Agree with us…..or else mentality.

Such an atmosphere seems to pervade at Gallaudet University and elsewhere amongst some bloggers and vloggers. Case in point, a “Deafhood? No Thanks” Facebook group which is open to the public was formed on May 18, 2010.

More at http://kokonutpundits.blogspot.com/2012/10/agree-with-usor-else-mentality.html

Pres. Hurwitz backpeddles furiously….

I think this is somewhat to be expected. President Hurwitz of Gallaudet University is now backpedaling about the whole Angela McCaskill dust up when he put her on administrative leave raising eyebrows and getting national attention because of it.

More at http://kokonutpundits.blogspot.com/2012/10/pres-hurwitz-backpeddles-furiously.html

An Online Press Room for Show Us the Captions!

In my communication studies grad school research, I learned about online press rooms. They are set up by an organization to provide journalists with information available 24/7 on the web. I thought the idea was intriguing and decided to create one for the Show Us the Captions! campaign.

More at http://speakuplibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/10/an-online-press-room-for-show-us.html

The Ultimate College Guide for Students with Hearing Loss

For those of you who are on Facebook and Twitter are very likely well aware that the Ultimate College Guide for Students with Hearing Loss has been released.

More at http://cochlearimplantonline.com/site/the-ultimate-college-guide-for-students-with-hearing-loss/

Can we become superhuman?

A review of current technology and medicine describes the various ways in which we are redefining ourselves. “Cochlear implants are another example of a technology used to heighten function beyond what’s traditionally “normal.”

More at http://cochlearimplanthelp.com/2012/10/19/can-we-become-superhuman/

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Gallaudet University Receives Veiled Threat Of Losing $124+ Million In Annual Federal Funding

Quote from the Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog

Federally-Funded School Suspends Diversity Diva Over Outrageous Petition Panic

http://www.conservativeblog.org/amyridenour/2012/10/17/federally-funded-school-suspends-diversity-diva-over-outrage.html

"If Angela McCaskill is not reinstated, there are at least two branches of the federal government that need to begin some serious investigations into this threat to democracy. The school’s existence is reliant on the money that comes from American taxpayers, and the spigot ought to be shut off until it can be confirmed that the school is no longer openly hostile to the democratic process in favor of extremist demands about diversity."

Rate your professors at Gallaudet University

Maybe it's time to take another round of look at professors at Gallaudet University and rate them accordingly. Go here and check out the Rate My Professor for Gallaudet University. Scores range from 0 (complete failure) to 5 (top notch).

More at http://kokonutpundits.blogspot.com/2012/10/rate-your-professors-at-gallaudet.html

X-ray ideo of CI electrode going into a cochlea

This is a pretty neat video! It’s an x-ray video of a Med-el cochlear implant electrode going into a cochlea. Check it out! I think this is pretty darn cool!

More at http://cdm85.blogspot.com/2012/10/x-ray-ideo-of-ci-electrode-going-into.html

Ummm… not so fast

Although I like these new Phonak-Cros aids, I am somewhat disappointed. Keep in mind, there are few brand options when purchasing a bi-cross hearing-aid. So, what’s wrong? Of the 2 aids, there is only volume control on one. All of my past bi-cross aids had volume control on both aids.

More at http://ragingeighthnerve.blogspot.com/2012/10/ummm-not-so-fast.html

The Moment

This is the moment I told Frank it was confirmed Cormac was profoundly deaf. He leaned down and kissed him. He was not with me at the doctor that day. He had used up all his time off while the boys were in the NICU so he had to go to work.

More at http://thelawrencetriplets.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-moment.html

What should Deaf people be concerned about in this election?

Last night, while watching the debates, I began thinking: what’s a Deaf view on this election? And again, as you know, I’m using the broadest possible definition of Deaf....

More at http://manytribes.blogspot.com/2012/10/what-should-deaf-people-be-concerned.html

Rediscovery

Deaf blogger Kym Bozarth, from Deaf In The Kitchen, is today’s guest blogger. Every time I read her blog, my mouth waters from looking at the amazing photos of great food. Check it out today! I am on a journey to rediscover who I am.

More at http://www.4ears4eyes.com/2012/10/rediscovery.html

Dr. MJ Bienvenu Needs To Resign From Gallaudet For Instigating Bully Campaign Against Dr. Angela McCaskill

She needs out ASAP. She started all this with her misinterpretation of Angela's action. The deaf community can not afford any more misinterpretations that turn into oppressive actions against deaf leaders like what transpired recently.



Angela said MJ and her partner started it in the video at the link below.

Gallaudet official wants job back, compensation
McCaskill was suspended after signing petition on same-sex marriage law


And in another news website;

She identified the faculty member as Martina Bienvenu and said that Bienvenu and her partner, Kendra Smith, acted as “extremists” by advocating for the university to unfairly discipline her for signing a petition McCaskill said she had a constitutional right to sign.

New development, it's time to be pressing charges against Martina Bienvenu and her partner, Kendra Smith:

"1. D.C. law provides that it is a crime for any person to “by threat[] or intimidation, interfere[] with, or attempts to interfere with, the right of any qualified registered elector to sign or not to sign any initiative, referendum, or recall petition, or to vote for or against, or to abstain from voting on any initiative, referendum, or recall measure."

Angela McCaskill signed the petition on a Sunday at church. Not while on duty on Gallaudet campus.

When confronted by the faculty member, Dr. McCaskill confirmed that she had in fact signed the petition and explained that she had done so while at church, after her preacher had preached against gay marriage. As she was leaving, her husband pointed to the petition and she signed it without giving it further thought.



Dr. MJ Bienvenu started it all and she has to atone for the misdeed that followed her poor judgment.

Added McCaskill, “MJ, Dr. Bienvenu and her partner, Kendra Smith, wrote a letter to the president of the university asking that I be reprimanded.”

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Apparently the Eye Fire Vlogs website that originally hosted this information had been hacked in the past 24 hours. So this is being repeated in several locations.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Deaf Bowl-A-Thon - March 9, 2013 Tustin Lanes

We have a bowl-a-thon on March 9, 2013 at Tustin Lanes. We still seek more
sponsors. Information and pledge forms available at
http://www.deafadvocacy.org/bowl-a-thon

Richard Roehm

Thursday, September 27, 2012

SPECIAL BULLETIN : PROTECT YOUR DOG ON HALLOWEEN

This is an urgent message to all who owns dogs be they service dogs or just plainly pet dogs. There's a growing movement that's making themselves very visible online that hates dogs. Specifically they're asking people to kill dogs on this coming Halloween, October 31. They have a specific dog breed targeted but people could mistake other breeds as the specifically targeted breed. They're even telling people what tools to use to kill the dogs. Best thing to do is to keep your dogs locked in at home on that day, make sure they don't eat anything from the floors outside. Make sure the dogs are "parked" (meaning have gone to the bathroom) before sunset so you don't have to take them outside again during the rage period. Please share this message far and wide. You can save a dog's life.