Even though this blog aims for a broad of people in general, meaning that this weblog is not a Deaf niche blog as from the beginning to this day I write articles for the people regardless if they are or not Deaf or Hard of Hearing and any other kinds as I produces for the people regardless what their background is. That is and always have been my readers base for over eight (8) years as I write about everything so it’s not focused on just one niche or two as this blog is focuses on all kinds of niches or what I call it “all-in-one” niche. With that being said, I am going to start this article about a gentleman or should I say not-so-gentlemen in this case who goes by the name Michael Hubbs and he is somewhat a well-known person considering that he have decent numbers of fans base or followers because on his social media such as Twitter he has over 56 thousand followers which is somewhat surprising especially to me. Before I start writing the Deaf community’s perceptive of him along with my opinion too, Michael Hubbs is known as Deaf Speed Skater who have said that he will not allow any obstacles to get in his way of his dream to enter the 2018 Winter Olympics and he have entered the United States Olympics few years ago but failed to make it to the list to compete against others. I am not expert or even have much of knowledge in any kinds of olympics but I do understand how it goes, in United States Olympics or any olympics if you want to get in you must do some qualifying before you can get in it to compete against others and in that Michael Hubbs himself could not pass their qualification or in some sort of that progress to be qualified to enter the olympics so I hope this clarify a bit on what happens with Michael Hubbs.
Some of you know, some of you don’t know that I have been in journalism as a blogger for more than eight (8) years and in past these years I often would feel the fire in my fingers to start typing up some articles for here at JoshiesWorld.com. However for some reason of lately I have been blanked, getting to nowhere and I feel as if I can never think of anything to blog about anymore these days for some unknown reasons. In other words it’s getting somewhat more difficult for me to come up with something to write about for an article, I don’t know if it means that I am losing passion in blogging or losing the motivation to blog about anything. The major problem I have is being unable to find some good sources so that I could spread the words about something that I have heard from my sources, another thing is that it seems the news industry aren’t producing some interesting news anymore for me to share my opinion about the news that they have produced. To be honest with you, as much as I wish to deny this but the blogs are on the edge of becoming extinct as it seems but maybe it is just me and or that there is too many blogs out there that it makes the bloggers to work more harder to compete against the other bloggers.
Language is a very important tool for communication otherwise we as human beings would not have a way to communicate with each others, pardon me I am actually wrong because as I wrote that I just realized that the human beings can communicate with each others using gestures or by visual but still a language is what makes it easier for us human beings to communicate with each others and thankfully there is a very long list of languages that allows us human beings to communicate with each others. Each language is in within’ our DNA, in other words our native language that we inherited from the earlier generations or the first language that we learned after the birth so that we can be able to communicate with our parents or to kickstart our education because without language then how are we able to learn? The language is very essential in our life, the language that we comfortably understand and communicate smoothly with others. Now there are a very large group, some organizations and even corporations always set out to make sure that we communicate using their language preference such as English here in the United States therefore they are on the look to deprive our native language by trying their darndest best to convince many of us human beings that their language preference will make us more successful in a long run than our own native language that we inherited from the many generations of our families or to try to come up with false medical information such as saying that using our own native language over their language preference will cause us to have a brain cancer or similar (it’s true, Starkey Foundation is one perfect example of that).
One of fast foods chain somewhere over in the district of D.C. here in the United States decided to do something special, by doing something special which means they showed their appreciate to the Deaf community by temporarily changing the looks of the fast food restaurant itself and that is the Burger King. What did they do that shows their appreciation to the Deaf community? By changing the looks of the restaurant itself temporarily with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s native language American Sign Language (ASL). Although by on the social media, the Deaf community is saying that it is only for one day as there is some Deaf events that are going on down there in the district of D.C. and in my opinion I believe that Burger King should keep the way they are for at least a few days or more so a week if possible because then that would truly show that Burger King does appreciate their Deaf and Hard of Hearing customers who order their foods on regular basis. Even though it may be only for one day, they still shows that they are an alliance of the Deaf community and I am almost certain that no other fast food chain restaurants will follow the Burger King’s example by doing something similar to show that they are also an ally to the Deaf community. Like its competitor Hardee’s? McDonald’s? Or even Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, Taco Bell or others? So the way that Burger King did today is truly amazing for the Deaf community especially after an attempted to smear the Deaf Community from Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing aka AG Bell which you can find my article about what AG Bell did to the Deaf community here (click here).
A few days ago recently, an anti-cultural organization have written a public response to the Washington’s Post in regards to a proudly Deaf gentleman Nyle DiMarco who succeeds in the television industry such as America’s Next Top Model and now on Dancing With the Stars; Nyle DiMarco’s statements about the importance in Deaf or Hard of Hearing children to learn American Sign Language at an early age. AG Bell founded by the same person who invented your telephone, Alexander Graham Bell who founded an organization (association) calls Alexander Graham Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing but in reality it is the organization who degrades the Deaf community for many decades along with many of other things that the organization have done to the Deaf community very harshly so for that it has become the public enemy in the eyes of Deaf community. AG Bell have issued a public response to Washington Post article as it is what AG Bell do their best which is oppress or degrade anybody who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing by saying that the statement Nyle DiMarco made which is “There are many deaf kids out there being deprived of their own language” is a myth and then started off lying by implying that American Sign Language is declining. It would be better off with you reading the response by AG Bell and not me telling you what they are saying because that response by AG Bell have angered the Deaf community and I am proud to say that I am part of the Deaf community.
As of lately I have started to use the king of all video calling, instant messaging and group video calling calls Skype with a couple of my friends who happens to be Deaf which that means we communicate in our native language with each others on Skype. In case some of you may not know what I mean by our native language, that would be American Sign Language (ASL) as there are many of us Deaf and Hard of Hearing people’s first language is American Sign Language since that it is the language we started to learn when a tiny brain of ours starts to grow to a point that can understand the communication whether it be American Sign Language, English or any other languages that their parents prefer for their children. After spending a little more time of using Skype, for past years I was somewhat unsure of Skype because ever since I first owned a computer I always used Yahoo! Messenger and that is obviously different from what Skype is since Skype has much more features such as video calling, audio calling which that is something that is useless to me as I am hard of hearing and sharing the screen with other people. These features I mentioned is what are different from Yahoo Messengers, while as for the rest of other features is same between both such as files sharing (photos, documents, videos, audio, etc) and I forgot to mention that Skype have a feature where you can leave a video message although I don’t know if Yahoo Messenger have that feature now or not but if they do please let me know in the comment below.
As the few days goes by, I started to realize that I have not wrote an article in a few weeks and that I don’t want any of you to think something happens to me so I feel that I should do a quick writing to let every one of you to know that I am still alive. Not only that I am still alive and I am doing alright too. I know I have not wrote anything on JoshiesWorld ever since the end of Februrary, it is because I have been very busy with other projects and these projects have been getting in my way of blogging lately which it can get annoying at certain times especially when I feel that I want to write about something that I have just discovered or to share my opinion but then projects have gotten in the way of that so that left me no choice but to become a little bit inactive. However this is where I come in to let all of you to know that I don’t have any plans on retiring from blogging and in fact I am by far from retiring as a blogger so don’t fear over that. As for the projects that have been getting in my way of blogging, I wish I could share what they are but I cannot because of confidential contract where I had agreed to not share anything outside of people that works on some projects.