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Follow-Up On The Last Entry

Posted by ridor9th on November 9, 2008

Ha!  Guess what?  Barry Sewell attempted to distort the facts by writing an entry on his own blog and prevented anyone from making a comment that contradicts his claims in the making.

I know because I posted few and he immediately removed it as if nothing existed.

He claimed that he is forgiving person.  Ha!  Mormons does not know how to forgive.  They mislead, lie, conquer and cover their tracks.  Remember the Mountain Meadows Massacre?  Ironically, it happened on September 11.  Why do you think the Proposition 8 in California was spearheaded by the Mormon leaders?

Simply put, Mormons like Barry Sewell knew the only way to survive is to lie and lie and lie.   Mormons nourish your core values, Barry Sewell?  Ha!  Yeah, right, like I believe.  Mormons has destroyed many people’s lives and what is so good about it?  Barry, you accused many of having illusions.  Yet, I see that you’re mired in your own illusions — the ones that you created for your own.

1.  He claimed that I got the information from this “lady”‘s father in Gooding, Idaho?   Ha!  No one in Gooding, Idaho has told me anything else about this fucktard.

2.  Barry Sewell claimed that I had a due process with Tayler Mayer.  The truth is that there was no due process from the start.  I have emails to back myself up.

3.  I had a brief conversation with former Intertribal Deaf Council officers who profusely thanked me for deriding Barry Sewell on the facts that he attempted to hijack the organization several years ago.  Many already knew that it was he who operated the Signing Circle and attempted to smear Ella Mae Lentz, Barbara DiGiovanni and David Eberwein of Deaf Bilingual Coalition.  In fact, it was confirmed that Barry Sewell circulated the email to his peers, encouraging them to write a letter to one of DBC leaders’ employment to protest in attempt to get them terminated.  Guess what?  I got the original source.  And as I can see from here, it was Barry Sewell who did propose the idea!

4.  Barry, about your ‘so-called’ wife which you claimed that you knew the source — wrong.  I burst out laughing when you claimed that you knew the source — the one that went to Gallaudet when you were 18 — in fact, the source that I got differed from what you claimed.  Perhaps, you’re talking about someone else that I am not aware of.  But that is not the issue, though.  You miscalculated and misfired, m’dear.

5.  About you ripping Deaf people out of their funds, you can claim, deny or dispel the facts all you want.  But the major problem is that when I heard the first source, I tend to dismiss them.  But I received the second source from different person, it becomes something to wonder.  Then there were four sources (six in total!) from different sources claiming that it was you, Barry Sewell, that swindled them of their thousands dollars.  Six sources from six different sources simply raised a red flag.  It did *not* come from one source, Barry.

Call it an investment if you must to save your face.

6.  Barry, you’re incredibly stupid.  I did not make an advance on married man from Alaska on Deafvideo.tv.  Please stop lying, Barry.  All I did was to compliment him of his good looking stance.  People out there in this globe needs to appreciate all kinds of compliments about their own!  Many of my friends, straight and gay alike, knew that I meant well when I complimented them of their appearances.  There is none of sexual advances in that.  Get that through your Mor[m]onic skull, Barry Sewell!

And lastly, you wrote on your entry:

But anyway, since Ridor made advances on me I decided not to open his comments and expose myself with my comments whenever he is present. It is done to protect myself.

What the fuck?  I find you to be ghastly creature.  I never gave you a compliment nor make an advance on you because I find you to be a moron, ugly piece of shit.  You reek of Yosemite Sam which made me cringe to start with.

You must have wild ideas that you actually thought I was making a hit on you.  Bleargh!  Ugh!  Gross!  You’re one of few men out there that I do not find attractive nor sexually compatible.  IN fact, you’re a dipshit, Barry!  Stop making up a story that I was hitting on you, Barry.  I can feel the yellowish feeling going up my spine when you said that line — that was truly disgusting.

Barry.  You.  Are.  Lying.  Simply.  Put.

Give it up, Barry.   Defend all you want, deny all you want — be like Sarah Palin for all I care.  For all I care, you’re just a dipshit living in the middle of nowhere trying to dictate what people wants to live their lives.  And I’m relieved to see that people dismiss your hocus-pocus rants from the start.  That is something to be happy for!

You know the cliche:  Once a Mormon lies, they all lie the same thing!

On Other Hand: Readers, I’m back.  Sorry, I had to take #8 entry off for the legal purposes.  Nothing serious.  For the time being, it shall remain until further notice.

However, the next entry (Actually, the next 3 entries!) are going to stir up the Deaf Communities.  These entries are something that I had been working on for the last 3 weeks.  I researched the sources, gathered the information and composed it all into part-3 series focusing on:

Hands On Video Relay Service!!

And it is not good company, folks!

Cheers,

R-

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7: What Really Happened On DeafVIDEO.TV

Posted by ridor9th on October 29, 2008

Boy, this entry is going to be long.

It shall contain a vlog, several email correspondences between me and Tayler Mayer and my thoughts on the subject.

I got banned from DeafVIDEO.TV without a warning.  Which is quite interesting and surprising. It is fine with me as of now. In fact, I do not regard DeafVIDEO.TV as an important venue to check on a daily basis.  It is a hysterical place to check whenever I’m bored.

Why?

It is an open secret that DeafVIDEO.TV (also known as DVTV) seems to attract the fringe of the Deaf Communities at large.  They seem to attract the ones that wants to talk about stuff that nobody really cared about.  Talk about Christianity, Deaf jokes, ghosts and all that trash that is not going to stimulate your mind.

The fringe of the Deaf Communities — by that, I mean the truly bad and horrible vloggers at its best trying to grab some kind of attention by touching on issues that they do not know enough (except for few ones like IronGal27, LChaim2007, DeafRedBear, DeafOIC, JonLenois — they are the ones that made me giggle, snicker and laugh out loud!) to a point where I cringe at their attempts to discuss. Why?  Because they often fucked it up.

It is always amusing to see people fingerspelling “LOL” instead of going “ha ha” with their facial expressions, really!

There are several vloggers on DVTV whom are there to go after deaf-related organizations in an attempt to run them into ground — many of you knew Barry Sewell (on DVTV, he used the pseudo-name as DRHocokan).  He is the same man who went after Deaf Bilingual Coalition (DBC) in an attempt to hijack the organization to meet his own expectations. When I disagreed with Barry, you cannot believe the numbers of emails, IMs and vlog responses on DVTV whom people has attacked me from the time I started to disagree with Barry Sewell!  Unfortunately, many of them are removed after my profile was banned.

There was an incident where I made a compliment to a certain vlogger that I thought he was cute and too bad, he was straight.  Nothing bad, really.  Barry Sewell seized this moment as to accuse me of sexual harassment.  What the fuck is that?

The more information I got from people about Barry Sewell is quite interesting.  He is Mormon.  That explains everything else.  I also learned that he married a 17 years old girl when he was in late 20s or early 30s.  And that he completely ruled his family with an ironfist which explained why you do not see his wife at all via the vlogs.  I also got information regarding the failed investments which Barry was alleged to swindle the thousands of dollars from his Deaf friends.

It was true enough that Barry nearly destroyed the InterTribal Deaf Council (IDC), the organization that serves the Deaf Natives across the United States.  In fact, it was so bad that several officers of the IDC including Judy Stout (She was fantastic when she introduced the Utes to bless the athletes during the opening ceremony of Winter Deaflympics in Salt Lake City) has abruptly resigned.

Why abruptly resigned?

Barry has attempted to get these fine people to be fired from their employment by writing letters to their employment.  He did the same with several DBC leaders last summer, I believe.

Barry also got the Department of Justice involved with the IDC to force the organization to open their records to Barry Sewell. First IDC, second DBC and third NAD?  That appears to be the case.

Which brings me to the subject on DVTV.  There was this haggardly woman who vlogged about NAD & CI — I do not know her full name but her DVTV name is HarleyGirl248.  Trust me, she is nowhere close to be viewed as a girl.

On her couple of DVTV vlogs, she derided the NAD for not doing “enough”.  It turns out that she indicated that she has not been a member of NAD for more than 30 years. Wait a minute!  She is complaining and yet, she is not a member?  There is a famous phrase:  People who lives in glass houses should not throw stones.

Needless to say, I defended the NAD on her vlog by responding back and forth.  Soon hereafter, HarleyGirl248 made a vlog indicating that she won’t open and view my vlog responses because of my “reputation”, not because what I can provide the different views — that is when I started to ridicule her as HarleyHag from that point on.

Needless to say, HH was not happy.  I guess the truth hurts.  I mean, look at her.  Eew!  Her face and body reeks of bitter, demeanor and exhausted of hate-consumed from day one, it appears to be like that. Afterwards, I learned that HarleyGirl248 is a member of the so-called group called the Signing Circle which collaborated with Barry Sewell and his cohorts in an attempts to destroy Deaf Bilingual Coalition and yes, the NAD.

The members of the SC apparently wrote emails to Tayler Mayer to complain of my name-calling upon this haggardly woman which led me to be banned from DVTV without a warning. When I learned that my profile has been rescinded, I was baffled.

I emailed Tayler Mayer mainly because I considered (and still do!) him as a friend.  The very first email that I wrote reads:

what’s going on? i cant find my ridor9th profile on deafvideo.tv what’s going on?

I also thought why don’t we also talk about this over the videophone so I fired the 2nd email:

vp me at xxx xxx xxxx now!

No response from Tayler at all.  So I fired the third email:

I am getting lots of emails and IMs asking about what’s going on?  Please RESPOND.

Still no response from Tayler at all. So I fired the fourth email:

something is wrong. why did you remove all of my profile and comments on ALL dvtv without notifying me — not even with a warning or so.

Finally, after fourth email, Tayler responded with a brief paragraph that reads:

U signed the pact. I don’t owe u an email. I’m deeply disappointed and think that u need to take a longer break from the internet. Its not healthy for you.

I was appalled by his tone. I responded back:

What? What does it has to do with the pact? I’m confused as of now. Please at least, talk. I’m clueless at what you said … I was not cyberbulling anyone else in particular. I did not stalk, harass or bully anyone else. What did I do?

After thinking about what Tayler said to me in his brief paragraph, I fired another one to clarify:

Tayler:I feel that you took things out of context. What did I do that contradicts the pact? I hadn’t stalked, harassed nor attacked anyone else in particular. All I did is to criticize Eric LeFors for hiding behind the Xians’ beliefs to attack the Proposition #8. Your one paragraph response is quite offensive and demeaning. What is your justification in doing this?

You see, I thought the whole thing was that Tayler rescinded the profile is because on one of my vlogs which I blasted Eric LeFors for supporting the ban on gay marriage to preserve the marriage for heterosexuals. I was the one who pointed out that it was well known out there that Eric cheated on his wife at Gallaudet and in Florida as well. How hypocritical of him to attack gays when he is no better with himself, right? Briefly, Tayler responded to notify that the comments about Eric LeFors has nothing to do with the fact that I was banned. It has to do with HarleyGirl248. He also left a comment to me:

I see no reason to. I’m sorry. Curious did ur doctor say u could return to the internet or are you going behind the doctor’s back? I honestly think its not good for you at this point. You’ve gone through tremendously difficult times. I don’t entirely blame you but from what I’ve seen, I believe u need more time to focus on yourself. One way or other, u are not welcome at dvtv at the time being.

In the next response, I explained about my doctor situation which I think the readers has no business to snoop in. But from that point on, Tayler never responded after I emailed him to complain about people viciously slandering my name on DVTV — someone accused me of being a hacker, an abuser in a domestic violence (?!) et al. Here are my emails that I pleaded Tayler to do something which he never responded at all.

Yeah, whatever. I’ll wait for your response. But you need to warn or something. I was flooded with emails and IMs and I was stunned. Obviously, our viewpoints of cyberbulling pact is different and it is not right that you sacked my profile like that.What Eric LeFors did was wrong, simply put. I pointed out that what he did was hypocritical. Simply put.

***

my therapist has agreed that it’s OK about a month ago. I just wish you communicated with me earlier. i’m baffled at the way you reacted.

***

bgmaron8 is calling me asshole, he has slandered me. you tolerated that. what’s that?

***

are u pals with Barry Sewell? have you realized that Barry Sewell was the culprit that caused several organizations to crash and burn? I learned that you had been communicating with a lot of people about me but very few with me to talk about this fiasco? Listen, Tayler, I’m not upset. I’m just concerned about this. There are lots of misinformation on DVTV about myself that I feel the need to defend myself. Especially with RAD fiasco. You need to acknowledge that this was simply a process that has not been finalized and I feel that you did not give me a chance to know the rules thoroughly. It is not fair. ricky

***

u kept on emailing others and they forwarded the msgs to me… and you dont answer my emails? what’s going on?

***

hey now people are assuming that I hacked in people’s accounts to force them to reinstate me back online. I dont approve of this — how can you allow people to tarnish me with false accusations? Your silence speaks louder, Tayler!

As you can see, Tayler never responded at all.  I will leave you with this for you to decide on your own.  There was never any due process at all.  Just that I learned that Barry Sewell and his cohorts were the ones who organized and emailed to complain against me in order to drive me out of DVTV.

It is true that I signed the Cyberbulling Pact with the understanding that I shall not stalk, harass and offend people on incessant manner.  I do not email, IM, send the messages anonymously via Youtube/blogging/vlogging incessantly. It is not my style to do so — but I do insult or offend people at times when they attempted to turn the tables on me.  Just like HarleyGirl248 who attempted to indicate that she refused to open and view my vlog response simply because she heard about me, rather than to see what I have to say about her criticizing the NAD.

There were instances that DVTV’s vloggers has engaged in cyber-harassment upon me — Daniel of Minnesota (His DVTV’s name is Letsgofly08) is currently a student at NTID/RIT whom has disparaged my decesased father’s name on DVTV which offended me to no end.  I kept on getting 6 similiar emails via YouTube.com from Daniel of Minnesota that contains the derogatory terms repeatedly.

I got this emails from bgmaron8 of Florida:

you are full of low white trailer trash guy .  Did you know that I knew where you live so beware!  you are so fucking sicko.  Why can’t you accept to move on without DVTV. You already banned. you are reputation for troublemaker.  so last word, fuck off!

From LifeIsShortZZ whom I have no idea who s/he is:

No, you are fucking dumbass, Ricky Retard. Philatino is damn right! Tayler banned you is bec Lchaim whined. She also got u banned. Now, she acts like she didn’t! LOL U ARE SOO BLIND! Again, you are fucking dumbass, Ricky Fatty Retard. So, be whining and ask shemale ‘whyyyyyy sobbbbing! u fake bitch’..that’s right..tell her, idiotically.
Hey stop being bitching “why why me banned” Duh u are DONE. Like boss (tayler) fired u. so, u can’t get job back! bye bye faggot. Now, I cheer drinkin beer!

Needless to say, I got more than 10 comments from LifeIsShortZZ which I shall not repeat.

There are comments by DeafSweetMind, ASLHood and DeadOIC who kept on leaving derogatory and offensive comments on my blog, youtube.com profile and others as well.

What do I do about it?  Of course, I ignore and at times, defend myself when needed.  But did I ever complain to Tayler whenever someone offends me on DVTV?  No, not at all.  Why?  Because I was hoping for DVTV to reach the same success as did the YouTube — that means what?  Everything can be recorded whether if you like it or not.

But too bad, there are many crybabies and low “fow!” functional among Deaf vloggers and viewers that carried the same mentality from deaf residential schools where they try to rule each other’s lives as much as can be.

Just look at that haggardly woman and Barry Sewell — they attempt to rule people by deceiving them with misinformation and when someone refused to bow before these fools, the same group sicced their group to bombard Tayler Mayer with emails to complain about this, that and there.

That’s how it works over there at DeafVIDEO.TV. Let’s face the truth:  Deaf people has been always marginalized for years as a minority and wanted to be pampered in the long run.  Which is why DVTV and Tayler often pandered and treated them like children.  Which is why DVTV is often viewed as a place of children to play around even for Deaf adults.

I did have several conversations with friends from Gallaudet, asking them why they do not vlog over there?  Their response?  “Look at who’s who over there!  Self-explanatory.”

True, true!  That, that!

At least, I’ll stick with deafcore.com where it holds no-barred vlogs for any Deaf vloggers/viewers.  It is a place where Deaf people can cuss, debate and vlog about anything else.

I still adore Tayler Mayer even if we differ on the definitions of cyberbulling.  I do think he’s hot!  I do think he’s charming fellow.  His wife is lucky to have him.  He’d keep me busy 24/7/365 if he was mine, really!  It’s just that I was surprised with his lack of communication and that it is inevitable we shall spar from time to time — knowing that we have our own opinions.

For what is worth, I’ll attach the vlog on this entry later tonight or in the morning.  I’m still learning how to attach to the wordpress — so sue me!

Fire away with your thoughts on this subject.

Cheers,

R-

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FYI

Posted by ridor9th on October 2, 2008

Back to the East Coast from San Francisco. Will divulge all information about what happened in Bay Area.

But right now, the priority is to be with my father who is currently in coma after sustaining a mild heart attack last Wednesday morning. Lots of visitors, VP calls, pages and emails to deal with people all across the country from people who admired and loved my father.

Be well and cheers,

R-

Update: Dad is quite a fighter.  He emerged from coma and is alert.  He attempted to remove the tubes by himself.  Had to restrain him from doing that.  He kept on pointing at the bathroom door repeatedly.  The nurses repeatedly told him to pee into the bedpan/tube-whatever-it-is, he seems to be determined to walk and pee on his own.

Initially, we thought the prognosis seems not to be good.  In fact, they warned us that he could have a stroke or brain damage.  But it appears that he is not afflicted with it which is good news.

Thanks for the emails, vlogs and comments as well as someone making a vlog about Dad on deafvideo.tv.  I told Dad about this and he was quite surprised to receive the support from all over the country.  You don’t know how many VP calls we had to endure in the last 48 hours.

Update II: My father, Billy C. Taylor, Senior, has died this morning at 10:16 AM EST at the age of 72.  We are quite devastated about it.  And since the death was preventable, the hospital will regret the day they stalled in providing the interpreters for four days prior to the heart attack.  Of course, I’ll make sure that the hospital pays for its sins.

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Interlude: Off To …

Posted by ridor9th on September 27, 2008

Figure It Out

Figure It Out

Cheers,

R-

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9: Deaf Mario Lopez?

Posted by ridor9th on September 20, 2008

The Deaf Mario Lopez?

Is Jason Yeh the Deaf Mario Lopez?!

When I first saw the picture, my first response was, “Whoa!  Jason does look like Mario!”

That picture is absolutely stunning, to say the least.

In fact, I IMmed a good friend of mine in New York to tell her to check the article, her first response was:

“OMG, Jason looks like Mario Lopez!!”

This was right before I could ask her if she was thinking what I first thought when I saw the picture of Jason Yeh!

However, there is a fantastic article on CNNMoney.com about Viable, a Video Relay Service company based out of Rockville, Maryland.

Check this link if you hadn’t read the article.  It is a must!

The Real Mario Lopez!

The Real Mario Lopez!

I admit that I was bit surprised to learn that Jason Yeh dropped out of college in order to team up with his father, John Yeh, to start the company, Viable.  I admit that I thought Jason already graduated from Gallaudet sometimes in the past.

Not that it is wrong to drop out (or that I encourage anyone else to drop out!) — some people are not college material.  Jason certainly is college material.  But it is all about timing, really.  Jason probably saw the opportunity to create a lucrative company that may be considered as the one to be envied by many.  By dropping out of college, Jason got an opportunity to take the company off the ground.

There is always a risk factor but what Jason did was admirable.  Quite Impressive, Jason.  It is always nice to have Pop to support and push you all the way to the bank, is it?

I vividly recall the start-up company with less than 10 employers.  I read that Viable has more than 150 employers.  Needless to say, one of my siblings are with Viable as of now.

I like Viable mainly because it is deaf-run, deaf-owned and deaf-managed company which I cannot say much for many VRS providers.  Especially with HOVRS and SorensonVRS!

I see a strong future in this company.  The Yehs are driven, goal-oriented and fiercely loyal to Deaf people and its communities.  It is a matter of time before Sorenson cowers before Viable.  Mark my words, Sorenson will fall.

For further information on Viable?  Check its website.  It is cool website.  I liked it.  I think you will like it as well.

Cheers,

R-

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Timeout: Too Busy

Posted by ridor9th on September 15, 2008

Last week was busy for me.  Work.  Errands.  Time to reflect and all that crap.

But rest assured, Hanna’s visit was brief and sweet.

You!  Yes, YOU!

You! Yes, YOU!

I have plenty to blog this week.  But not at this moment.  For some reasons, I cannot sleep.  It is 3 AM EST.  I need some Zs in order to get up early for work.  Agh!

But before I hit the sack, I want to point out at some folks out there who occasionally derided me for who I am across the Deaf Blogosphere.

There are some people out there who felt threatened by me simply because I challenged, questioned and disrupted the status quo from day one.  IN turn, they attempted to write me off as immature, bitter and/or childish (Saw it somewhere else but did not bother to remember that) individual that has a grudge against the system.

Nothing is farther from the truth.

I am American, first and foremost of all.  All my life, I was taught that justice, truth and courtesy is the American Way.  I was taught that if you experienced, saw or felt that something was wrong or amiss, it is your duty to speak, fight and expose it for the others to view, debate and determine the course of action to modify the incidents/situations.  Sometimes along the way, you reserve the right to suspend being cordial as well.

To me, that is the American Way.  Never mind that my words may sting your feelings but remember this, this ain’t personal.  You’re not my friend.  I’m not your friend.  Why worry about my words being stingy?  Do you prefer me to sugarcoat and downplay the words to a point where it won’t sting your feelings so that you can cruise through your life?

Why do you think Osama Bin Laden sent these planes into World Trade Center on 9/11/01?  Why did we have Japan bringing the destruction of Pearl Harbor?  Why do you think Tim McVeigh blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City?   How come we inadvertently allowed GW Bush to assume the Presidency of this magnificent country?  How in the world did we allow Jane Keller Fernandes to reach the level that she nearly took over as the President of Gallaudet University?

Complacency.

For years, we had been complacent by not facing the truth.  The truth hurts.  These events happen for a reason.  These events do not happen out of blue nor out of nowhere.  There are always ramifications that led to these events that jolted us in our sleep.

Pearl Harbor?  When Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan, the Hawai’ian Natives celebrated. Why?  Because our magnificent country illegally annexed the islands.

9/11?  Because our foreign policy towards many countries are short-sighted.  We abandoned Afghanistan after they drove the Soviets out.  By abandoning Afghanistan with millions of families whom were devastated by the brutal wars — the infrastructure of Afghanistan was in shambles.  No reconstruction, no foreign aid.  Older men were killed, younger men had to take over the roles of leadership on every level — they became resent against the United States who literally used Afghanistan as the battleground against the Soviets and won.  But when the Soviets left, so did we.  The empty void in Afghanistan created a power vacuum that brought what?  Taliban and of course, Osama bin Laden in later years.  The rest is history.  If we were to follow the American Way, we would have done the right thing by staying in Afghanistan and rebuild in 1970s — for sure, the World Trade Center would be still standing today.

Which led me to state that … even the invasion of Iraq was wrong, it is imperative that we must *not* abandon Iraq and Afghanistan for a long time.  See how Germany turns out well? It is because England, France, USA and Russia did not abandon Germany right after World War II — they stayed for decades until it becomes stable.  That’s what we must do the same thing in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Or it’ll be another deja vu all over again.

What of Tim McVeigh?   Tim blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City in retaliation with what happened in Waco, Texas and Ruby Ridge, Idaho.  ’nuff said.

GW Bush as the President of USA? No need to talk about him.  Look at his efforts with everything that has been going ever since.

What of Jane Keller Fernandes?  At Gallaudet, I watched the situation that took her from the Pre-College Program to the Provost.  Everyone at Gallaudet knew something was fishy when I. King Jordan drove Dr. Roslyn Rosen out and appointed Dr. Fernandes as the Provost.  Everyone whined not open in the public.  They simply bickered, made fun of Dr. Fernandes.  Perhaps, the community at Gallaudet thought by making fun of Dr. Fernandes, it would discourage her from reaching the ultimate position.  Maybe it works on me or others, but certainly not her.  The truth is that we simply bickered without addressing it up in their faces.  We inadvertently allowed her to climb the ladder in front of our eyes.  By time she gets on that level, it becomes a divisive issue amongst us all.

However, as I pointed out 4 incidents out of thousands, these things happened for a reason.  It happened because we were complacent.  We simply did not bother to address, debate and/or face the truth — we either dismiss, downplay and/or sugarcoat the issues until it blew up in my face.

The pattern is there.

That’s why I chose to employ different tactics by being blunt and use the words that may jolt you and your feelings on different things in life.  It does not mean that I hate you.  After all, you’re not my friend — so what is there to hate?   It is pointless for me to hate someone that I had not gotten a chance to meet in person.  So calling me immature, childish and bitter individual is ludicrous at its best.  To me, I think it is a compliment of some sorts.  And I think I am beyond the stage of denial and these people who called me these names is still in denial.  Only time will whack them out of their denial stage.

I hope I get my message across to the readers about why I do this on my blog(s).  If not, I hope you’ll try to figure it out on your own.  Good luck!

On a positive subject, someone from Utah talked about me.  Check this link!  Yes, Cameron is still hot.

But either way, be sure to remind me about Ira Hendon III, Hanna, 9/11 and Barksdale Theater for the next entry.  Oh, by the way, I cringed when some bloggers tried to say “article” when they made one on their blogs.  I never do.  I refer it as an entry.  After all, I’m not professional journalist … not yet.

Cheers,

R-

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Interlude: Hanna, Welcome!

Posted by ridor9th on September 5, 2008

Welcome, Hanna! We need you here to relieve us of our drought in the next 48 hours. Enjoy the visit, Hanna.

Lemme know if you need anything!

Cheers,

R-

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Interlude: Marty Booked His First Gig

Posted by ridor9th on September 3, 2008

Today is Tuesday.  Of course, one has to tune in to watch the Oxygen Channel’s Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency whom one Deaf model gets to live in a house with Janice Dickinson.

Tonight was the 2nd show and needless to say, there was not enough spotlight on Marty all night long.  But guess what irked me the most?  The show had the audacity to inform the viewers the name of the fucking interpreter by flashing the wording on the screen:  Jerry Ferris, Martin’s Interpreter.

I’m telling you guys — he is not that good and I am willing to bet that Jerry insists that his name is to be mentioned on that friggin’ show!

Marty seems to be out of the place with hearing models going all over the place but there is one positive side to the whole thing — Janice Dickinson loves and adores Martin Ritchie!

Oh, by the way, there was an audition amongst the males regarding the Kentucky Denim Jeans and Martin was selected to be the Kentucky Denim Jeans’ male model along with the Russkie gorgeous gal, Polina.

This guaranteed one thing:  The next week’s showing will feature more minutes of Martin since we will observe him doing the modeling gig for Kentucky Denim.

Janice Dickinson, do us a favor — Fire.  Jerry.  Ferris!

And don’t kick Kehoe out of the house — I love his melodramatic antics.  It is fun watching him giving you menopause, sugar.

Cheers,

R-
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10: All You Need Is To Say Her Name!

Posted by ridor9th on September 2, 2008

Republican Senator John McCain has announced that he selected the Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin to be his Vice-President.

All Hell broke loose.  Palin is the perfect example of hypocrisy surrounding the Alaskan politics.  She is against the earmarking lobbying BUT she hired them to earmark millions of dollars for her hometown, Wasilla.  Duh!

In other words, she is against YOU to have it but she can get it only for herself.  Capisce?

And she is against Sex Education in public schools and in favor of teaching abstinence.  And guess what?  Her daughter is only 16, she is pregnant and unwed.

By her daughter’s pregnancy, it should serve as a reminder that abstinence and lack of sex education equals teen pregnancies.  Hello!  Do the friggin’ math!

Sarah Palin had to announce the pregnancy of her daughter in an attempt to silence the internet rumors that Sarah’s fifth child, Trig whose is afflicted with Down’s Syndrome is not hers.  Trig may be Sarah’s daughter’s son whom Sarah attempted to keep it a secret by adopting Trig as her own.

Why?  DailyKos has explained that she started to have the contractions when she was in Dallas.  She took a commercial flight that made a stop in Seattle before flying off to Anchorage.  She bypassed two hospitals in Seattle and Anchorage before she took to the local hospital in Wasila to give “birth” to Trig.

Something is definitely going on!

Look, John McCain is old geezer.  He is 72!  If he croaked in the office, Palin takes over!  That is going to be horrible scenario.  Can you imagine having this woman who lied to the public in the first place and yet, take over the country?  Now don’t fret!  You can help by vote for Obama Barack!

Obama Barack is clearly the choice.  McCain was against Gallaudet students during the 2006 Protests.  All the more reasons to vote for Obama Barack!

Cheers,

R-

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11: Here We Go Again!

Posted by ridor9th on August 29, 2008

Thousands of Deaf people tuned in last Tuesday night to watch the premiere of fourth season on Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency mainly because they wanted to root for Martin ‘Marty’ Ritchie. Not only that, there were encores of that show repeatedly all night long on Oxygen Channel and twice the next day.

Naturally, many of us were concerned about the legitimacy and fairness when it comes to reality shows which often squared the residents against each other — look at Amazing Race, Survivor, America’s Next Top Model and so on … competition can be so brutal, especially in the field of reality shows.

Needless to say, I hoped that Marty had the qualified one to interpret for him throughout the series on Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. The guy who was interpreting for Marty is not qualified. He is not even certified to interpret! The only credential that he knew American Sign Language is because his mother is Deaf. That’s it.

That so-called interpreter’s name is Jerry Ferris — the same guy who competed on the third season of The Bachelorette — in that show, Jerry was one of two finalists vying for a girls’ hand in marriage. Jerry was the one who acted as the policeman that interpreted for the dectectives on CSI: NY along with Deaf actor, Russell Harvard not a long time ago! Jerry Ferris did make a brief appearance on The Real World: Back to New York.

It is evident that the Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency hired Jerry not based on his qualifications but on his looks. A certain friend of mine from Los Angeles muttered to me last night, “Jerry Ferris tends to brownnose Hollywood industry, using his looks to get his god-damned 15 minutes of fame! Did you notice that Martin seems to be bit lost at times? It is obvious that Jerry is trying to get himself on the show, using Martin to advance his career!”

I nodded. I also told my friend that I noticed one scene where Janice asked if it is OK to use the term ‘Deaf’ without offending Martin at all? Before Martin could respond anything, Jerry spoke for him. He did not allow Martin to respond to Janice’s question — Jerry did it for him. It was such an awkward moment that prompted Janice to wrap Martin in her arms. You can see the odd reactions to the whole thing.

That critical moment when I saw it — it raised a red flag for me. I did wonder whether if this so-called interpreter was qualified nor certified to interpret based on the fact that Jerry spoke before Martin could address Janice’s question.

And I was right.

Jerry Ferris is CODA — the Child of Deaf Adult — this is classic example of what is wrong with CODAs out there, they think that by living with their Deaf mothers and/or fathers, they knew everything about Deaf Culture and American Sign Language. Not even true at all. I know what I’m talking about because I have five siblings, and 2 of ’em are CODAs — not only that, I also observed hundreds of CODAs in the past. The pattern is there.

The truth is that they lived the experiences but they generally do not know the rules, history or customs of our language and community beyond their parents and/or siblings! That is major difference.

Obviously, Janice wants to scuffle all hot and good looking people on her series — they took Jerry despite the fact that he was not good at interpreting. It is possible that the series hired Jerry because his so-called ability to interpret is much cheaper than the qualified interpreters would charge.

Martin deserves the best. Martin deserves the qualified interpreter to ensure that he survives the competition throughout the fourth season. With Jerry Ferris speaking and answering things for Martin, I cannot help but be worried about Martin’s chances on the series!

The CODAs has the tendency to take over the conversations and run the whole thing for Deaf people. Not all CODAs do that, but many do. Very few CODAs had to re-learn and re-train themselves in order to be certified/qualified interpreter — many were too proud to admit that they simply are not good at interpreting.  This is not a unique problem, it may be a common trait among many CODAs.  This has happened one too many times but by no means, not all CODAs do that but simply, too many CODAs.  You dig what I mean?

I am willing to bet that Jerry will not step aside in the best interests of Martin Ritchie. Jerry probably will dispatch his friends against me via emails as soon as I post this entry up.

Like it or not, Jerry is not qualified nor a good signer at all. Just look at the way he signs, that is the important thing, right?

Discuss.

Cheers,

R-

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