People’s Perception on Deaf People

I would like to remind many of you with a disclaimer for this that this is my view, my thought and my perception of what I see out of the people’s perception on the Deaf people because every Deaf and Hard of Hearing have different experiences therefore they can share what it is to be under the microscope of the people who we labelled “hearies”. I am only sharing what I have witnessed on hand from what the hearies people have a perception of the Deaf people and Hard of Hearing including myself as I am one of many Deaf person in the world. So, I encourage the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to share their thoughts on what it is like to get an idea of how the hearies people view them as or of. Now that we get this out, as I have said that this is my view for getting the idea of what the hearies have a perception of us Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. It is no secret that the Deaf people doesn’t have it easy, in fact they must work as twice hard to survive whether it be trying to get a job from somewhere and being oppressed by many of people for several decades. I have seen, I am certain that many if not all Deaf community can say that when we declare that we are Deaf or Hard of Hearing we would get a reaction from the hearies as if being Deaf means that we are uneducated and took us as if we have mental retardation or in nicer word “intellectual disability” for some reason. There are a few theories but mainly I can blame a few of the people who invented a term words for the Deaf people which is “Deaf and Dumb” so that misled many of the hearies people to think that Deaf people have no intelligence whatsoever hence the word “Dumb”. Whomever invented that term to label the Deaf people several decades ago were obviously uneducated and in the end, they weren’t intelligent so that is irony since there have been many studies that have done on the Deaf people which have found that they can be as intelligent as others if they are being taught in their native language (American Sign Language, British Sign Language, Auslan, Langue Des Signes Du Quebec-LSQ etc.).

1-21-2017 Tidbits

I wasn’t sure if I was in mood to blog tonight or not, honestly, I haven’t been in mood for much of anything anyway and I decided that since I have nothing else to do for about an hour and half so I decided that I will use that time to blog about something. I know ever since the new year or this year in 2017 seems that I starts to lagging on blog as I usually write an article for every two days for the entire year of last year 2016 and so far, this year I have moved from one article in every two days to one article every weekend and I would like to apologize for that but I have been busy lately with the things that’s going on around here. Nothing to do with my health though, thankful for that and by being busy I mean advocating for the Affordable Care Act. I am still is and have been a vocal in Affordable Care Act especially for the state of Kentucky because Kentucky is one of few states that rely on it more than anything as most of them are people with disabilities like myself, retired coal miners and veterans or children of a parents that cannot afford the care for their child so they rely on that to get some medical assistance for their child too. Being one of several activists in the SaveACA (Save Affordable Care Act) campaign on social media, email, physical letters and whatever else the technology allows to send out a message to the government about the importance in the Affordable Care Act. Not only that, few of the Affordable Care Act advocates including myself had got some backlash from some of the people who opposes it and wish to repeal it without realizing that it’s not just for the people with disabilities but also for many of other reasons which I have included above. People with disabilities, veterans who were injured in war, retired coal miners after getting injured from coal mines as Kentucky is one of two or three states that is the home of coal, senior citizens, care for the child due to their parents not being able to afford to have any medical assistance for their child and I could go on all night but these are the keys in how it is important to not repeal Affordable Care Act. If absolutely must to repeal Affordable Care Act then if it will include expansion in Medicare, Medicaid and whatnot then for the rest of others is up to the people but all we ask is that the parts of Medicare, Medicaid and whatnot stays or expand.

2017 Politics Tidbits

How are you all?! I hope that you all are doing well, I am doing pretty myself and I have been busy lately! I know that I haven’t written an article for a several days, more than a week if my calculation is correct so I apologize about that because as I said I have been a lot busy lately and in additional with that my timing was out of the control as I struggled with keeping up with the time. Sometimes I wish that whoever invented a clock, which in that case unknown Egyptians when they invented a portable sundial and from there the timekeeping came to existence after the Egyptians figured out how to build a portable sundial using a vertical, gnomon or obelisk namely sundials and inventor(s) of sundials is unknown as the historians couldn’t find any information how it started from there. Only thing that they know is that sundials calculates by the sun when the sun moves across the ground and there are some sundials around here in the United States that you can find. You know these big table looking alike where it will tell you the time by looking at the shadow? That’s what sundials is and I will post a picture of it so to give you a better idea of what sundial is. Nonetheless, the time or clock is my enemy because I am never good at keeping up with the time or clock and I would often find myself off the track especially if I am doing some of the things that is time-consuming like writing an article since it usually takes me almost two hours after doing some research then write an article and double checks to make sure that I don’t miss out any information or anything. Imagine if in our lives there aren’t a way to tell what time it is? Wouldn’t that make any difference? I’d love to hear your thought on that in the comment section below!

1-9-2017 Tidbits

Hey guys and women! I hope that every one of you are doing well, I am doing well myself aside being a bit cold as it is at 11 degree here in the eastern part of Kentucky and that is darn cold if you ask me. Now that the Christmas has passed by and as well the New Year has passed away so there are several days with no holidays for us except for the students who attend schools because of snow days. I remember that when I was in school, I always roots for several days of snow because it would mean that the school would be closed and this allows me to enjoy the snow days with some of the friends that I used to hang out with a several years ago, when we were in school together. Makes me wonder how some of the people who I used to hang out with, the ones that I used to talk with in school or my old classmates have done lately as most of them I haven’t talked to or seen in more than a decade since I graduated in the year of 2005 so that is twelve years ago, I was wild back then especially when it comes with some girls because I would use to flirts a lot with the girls, I went to prom four times with each different four girls so two prom in middle school and two prom in high school. I almost went for the fifth, this was the year after I have already been graduated as there was a girl who I used to date when I was very young (7-9 years old) asked me to go to the prom with her and I rejected in matter of few seconds after being asked because that I knew the reason which was that she didn’t want to or maybe was embarrassed to take her fiancé to the prom and that guy was almost forty years old while she was eighteen or nineteen years old.

Happy Birthday Mom

This is just a personal quick post, as I would like to publicly wish my mother a happy birthday so I wish you a very happy birthday mom and I hope that you enjoy a new chapter in your life journey as every age turns are a new chapter. You are a mother that I am very lucky to have, not some other mothers and without you I wouldn’t be here. You are the most important person in my life, more than anything and anybody in the world. You are amazing, simply the best mother and nothing or nobody can ever take that away from you. You are my life, you are my soul and you are my everything. You truly deserve everything and more than anything that anybody asks for. Every time I am down you are always there to cheers me on, every time I am worried about something you are always there to assure me that there is nothing to be worried about and when I am hurt you always find a way to take the pain away. I know I may sound a bit corny but every word I have said I mean it, you have care for me more than anybody on this earth ever did for me and every hurdle I went through you were always by my side to pull me out when I hit a barrier. You are my everything, it is me, you and us the world mommy! I love you so very much, more than you can ever imagine and more than you ever will know. You are my hero, you are better than any superheroes out there that is in the comic books and your most strength is your love that you gave for your child which is me. You have given me love much more than I could ever ask from you, you have shown me you care for me more than I could ever ask of you and I am indeed a very lucky as a son to have you my mother.

1-5-2017 Tidbits

Hey guys and women! I see that a lot of the people starts getting back to their routines, back to work, some adults being sent back to the colleges and some children being sent back to schools which I am sure that some of the parents are a bit happy about that since with their children being sent back to school would give them a little relief or some room to breathe after trying to handle these wild children for a couple of the weeks due to Christmas break. My mother is a special aide at a middle school as she has been for more than a decade or two, she assists the children with some kinds of special needs and I think she has worked for so many years so I sometimes would ask her to retire so that I could have my mother at home without having to worry about if something was to happen to her there. For some reason, as the years goes by I starts getting more worried over her going to work because I believe that if she is to retire that she would have much less risks to her health and by retiring I believe that she will continue to be very healthy as she is now. When my aunt broke her ankle in different three or four places by falling over the steps outside of the house and we looked it as her just having a broken ankle but down the road after few days of breaking her ankle she passed away due to blood clot from it which that can be prevented only if the doctors over at ARH in South Williamson, Ky gives her blood thinners medicine as some of the people does especially after certain surgeries but unfortunately the doctors didn’t give her blood thinners medicine so in result of that we lost her. Breaking her ankle was what starts the dominos effect, from broken ankles in two or three parts to her death and I believe if I remember correctly that it was one weeks or no longer than two weeks after her surgery for her broken ankle she passed away.