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.

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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


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



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.

Richard Roehm

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

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!


And we offer free fingerspelling workshops also have sign language classes as well. More information here

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.


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

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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