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  1. VacationGuy234

    Deaf Unemployment Rate @ 72.5%...!!!

    I agree. But, it's not totally dismal, deaf are getting jobs. You need to be in the right place and you need to have the right education.
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    Dutch trains eagles to take down drones

    That's is so cool.
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    Deaf Dating Sites?

    Try using meetup.com. If you know or want to learn ASL, there are ASL meetups. There will probably be more hearing than deaf, but at least you'll have more in common with the people here. There are also other deaf meetups that don't require ASL.
  4. VacationGuy234

    When Listening to Music...

    First of all, cranking up any electronic device to it's max volume is going to create distortion. If you have to crank up the volume to full, assuming you can understand it at full, you need a new aid. Second, to get rid of background noise you should use either a t-coil or an FM/Bluetooth...
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    Students are offended by racist college food

    The issue actually seems to be about how the food is portrayed. It seems the food is not considered authentic by name. A school cafeteria trying to make food more appealing by changing the name. I'm shocked! And, what exactly does the actress have to do with all this? I'm not sure, but I'm...
  6. VacationGuy234

    Deaf Unemployment Rate @ 72.5%...!!!

    It would also be interesting to know whether college has helped deaf to get jobs.
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    Deaf, hearing relationships

    Women put a higher premium on communication. This puts even more stress on a male deaf/hearing female relationships. Asking a woman to give up talking on the phone, in this age of technology, is a big deal. So, it's easier if you take away that one requirement. Beyond that, there may be shared...
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    FCC pushes back date new captioning quality standards

    New standards will effect the position of captions: http://www.abercap.com/blog/2015/01/14/fcc-pushes-back-date-new-captioning-quality-standards/ https://www.abercap.com/blog/2015/01/06/fcc-addresses-closed-captioning-placement/
  9. VacationGuy234

    Yet more food banned from being used with food stamp

    I disagree. It's not a choice. It's a product of the system. What is a choice is how long you stay in either group.
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    Medical cannabis now legal?

    I believe you can still be arrested for transportation and possession under federal law. "Since 1996, 23 states and Washington, DC have passed laws allowing smoked marijuana to be used for a variety of medical conditions. It is important to recognize that these state marijuana laws do not...
  11. VacationGuy234

    Yet more food banned from being used with food stamp

    I'm not sure it's ever in their account. As I understand it, you get a credit card that you can use. Moreover, if they make it illegal to buy certain food then it is.. Illegal. The idea behind the law is that if you are buying lobster and prime rib you're not spending the money wisely. The...
  12. VacationGuy234

    Yet more food banned from being used with food stamp

    They are not telling them how to spend their money. They are telling them how to spend tax payer money. I'm not sure about the meds. I would think that is paid for under a different plan like state health. Food stamps don't come from an insurance system.
  13. VacationGuy234

    Yet more food banned from being used with food stamp

    Time to think about growing sustainable foods. The article states why the foods are being banned.
  14. VacationGuy234

    Walk4Hearing

    The Walk is for all deaf regardless of language or culture. It helps all deaf regardless of language or culture. It's not just about hearing products. It's about changing laws as well. Laws that effect all deaf.
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    Walk4Hearing

    You see, that's the difference. I don't believe deafness defines someone. You can't separate someone from deafness, it's a part of them, but it is only a small part of who they are as a person. I believe it inhibits people(certainly employment wise), but it doesn't contain them. That is to say...
  16. VacationGuy234

    Deaf Unemployment Rate @ 72.5%...!!!

    Was this conversation about the possibility of you getting a CI with insurance assistance?
  17. VacationGuy234

    Deaf Unemployment Rate @ 72.5%...!!!

    I don't know any deaf who are unemployed. I'm sure some in the larger group must be, but I don't know them. Those who do not have jobs because they now have children(single moms), but worked before, cannot be included. I have heard people are sticking to SSDI, but I don't know them personally...
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    Walk4Hearing

    I don't have anything against the Deaf Culture or any of the people involved in Deaf Culture. I have friends involved in Deaf Culture, but it's not for me. It's not for me because I don't philosophically agree with its premise. If there were a cure for deafness, I would take the cure seven days...
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