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Chris Haulmark: Where is the Values of Integrity?

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Yes, I was well aware that Chris Haulmark is a Democrat at first; which was a big joke. Why did I write that Chris is a Republican in the first place? Because, his way of thinking and values are exactly what the Republicans are today. There is no way that Chris has blue blood in his veins.

I grew up in a Blue blood family and can see a Democrat when I see one. Chris is not even that close. He would dehumanize Deaf people by proclaiming them unworthy of the least consideration as human beings. This is precisely how Trump got Republicans to accept the corruption and bullying. Once Chris have “successfully” enshrined the idea of a class of Deaf people justly denied any rights, then Chris set the bar who fits that class. In fact, Chris registered his home address in Arkansas, not Kansas—by possibly using someone else’s fixed address in Kansas. Is it even legal?

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Once running for U.S. Congress seat, it is not even funny business that everything has to be valid and trustworthy in order. I mean, I am talking about United States Congress seat! His press releases and goals—not an inch to talk about criminal justice reform as Democrats are strongly encouraged about it. See the difference?

Plus, Chris does not have any political experience even in American Deaf community. None! The only experience he has is from Alexander Graham Bell freaks. It was quite a comedy show what Chris was putting on and made a fool out of himself. Bullying and pathological lies are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Once the alien is created, it is all but impossible to control it.

Knowing this is the worst part. Awareness of one’s lack of freedom does not make one any less confined, just as the awareness of one’s drowning does not make one any less of a drowning person, it only adds the burden of panic. I do believe in second chances for Deaf returned citizens to rebuild their life and change their ways.

Although what Chris did by “destroying” my reputation as an invited speaker for Deaf Protest, it was a long term damage and Chris wreak on Deaf people, especially when they were vulnerable, is too heinous and his callous narcissistic attitude toward Deaf returned citizens and society is too dangerous. Haulmark offers a glimpse of an answer here: It is OK to preach hate against certain of Deaf people he thinks he knows everything. We need to keep up patterns of his irrational thoughts and behavior that have questioned for most of its existence.

I have seen how Chris’s attitude towards Deaf people with full of hate. He is not even qualified to run in United States Congress. Not even as a Democrat at this matter, too. Haulmark’s agenda and goals were a total joke, which indicates both a streak of lack of idealism and practical politician’s value of compromise. He enjoyed his vacation in Mexico and had to escape from America for time being as the “snitch” on the ‘program’ and he chose to do that—figure that out, will you?

After all, Chris Haulmark’s speech will live in infamy. Chris is throwing gasoline on a dying controversy for motivated political gain to help Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in fame. This man is not qualified for a political seat at all.

-JT

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Ridor9th: Here is The Truth

Time for me to tell Deaf Community the truth what Ricky Duncan Taylor known as Ridor9th has done a major damage my life and time for me to take it back.

 

Chris Haulmark: Revenge and Punishment Does Not Win

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Do you think Chris Haulmark deserve a congressional seat for Kansas? The problem is that he is a Republican. That is one of many red flags. He also have a reputation for driven hatred—by rubbing in Deaf people’s faces back in 2015—Deaf Protest what is now Deaf Grassroots Movement (DGM) and viewed DGM as “prime recruiting ground.”

Chris acted as a “leader” along with his best friend from Indiana by oppressing those core leaders and he thinks he knows the best interests for so-called “Deaf Issues”—Oh yes, he was aggressive and confrontational about my participation as invited speakers and made successful to delete my knowledge through fear and lies and made Deaf Protest core leaders to remove me from the platform. I bet it makes Chris feel good about it.

I was invited by Deaf Protest core team to give an inspirational presentation to represent a non-profit organization as a Deaf community liaison to talk about variety of services to understand awareness training through advocacy that brings out the beacon of hope and pursuit of happiness providing successful reintegration with wavering support to improve criminal justice reform to heal Deaf returned citizens or Deaf inmates.

It is best to understand from Deaf returned citizen’s experience in some of the toughest times through a broken heart and through depression. Yes, I made mistakes especially when I was a young lost boy. I made a mistake at age of 12. I have only ONE felony record in my life and I would be more than happy to show the proof. This is an action that will always shape my life’s deeper than you might imagine. I’ve shown plenty of remorse and of course, I understand that my suffering does not equal the suffering I have inflicted. My Deafhood journey begun.

Chris Haulmark did this to me purely out of malice for sheer pleasure. It was fundamentally undemocratic. Bullying does not mean backing the right candidates. He was attempting to make it more difficult for me to fit into Deaf community and wanted me to be shunned in public. Hate has spewed by Haulmark was a directive outward for his own self-loathing. I will be always long shamed by an often ignorant and easily inflamed public and suffer more punishment. I saw a great quote that I thought I should share with you all:

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.”-Robert A. Heinlein

He never apologized or admitted guilt. That is what most of Republicans would typically do by not admitting guilt. However, I do believe people can redeem themselves. If Chris admitted what he did, then it will start by acknowledging this irreparable harm. If not, then put a stop to Chris’s manipulation of democracy. Enough. It is time for more education and understanding about the complexities of bullying and hate.

The questions we all need to remind ourselves: What does Deaf community want of a Deaf returned citizen? Did Chris want only revenge and punishment and no hope for a future, to throw away the key? Since all of us have made mistakes in our lives, no matter what how small or large, do you ever think what life would be like with no chance to better or even redeem ourselves?

The most difficult thing is that Wes Arey, a Deaf returned citizen himself with four felonies has supported Chris Haulmark’s action. Arey knew that it was a criminal act by Chris or was Arey was too naive not to see it? How messed up is that?

Few people see the light of truth within this world of darkness, in the same way few birds escape from the net which has caught them”. –The World, verse 174

That is why I do not support Chris Haulmark to win the seat. He do not deserve it at all. Please do not support Chris or donate money. I will make everything to make sure Chris does not win the seat. Either Arey or Haulmark does not understand what United States Constitution Eighth Amendment means….that is why Haulmark is not qualified even Deaf issues, too. Oh, we do not need more Republicans anyway. Time for a change.

Funny thing is that the official state motto of Kansas in Latin: Ad Astra Per Aspera which means “To the Stars Through Difficulties” and that is why my late grandfather Earl who he was born in Kansas would tell me that Democrats would understand better about difficultites than Republicans. It’s true!  He was a true blue brother!

-JT

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References:

http://kellywarnerlaw.com/what-is-actual-malice/

https://kuinfo.ku.edu/what-does-ad-astra-aspera-mean

Chris Haulmark for United States Congress Seat

THE FLAG DAY: DEAFHOOD DIALOGUE

Sharing my old post from 2015.

I Think I Am a Better Ghost Than I Am a Human Being

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Today is the day we celebrate Flag Day. There are so many things I wanted to write about this particular day why it is important to recognize this meaning of the flag. I was born in America. For many years I had been bullied for being different. Why different? People in the society do not view Deaf as a normal human being. I am deeply concerned about the future of our country. The flag represents freedom for everybody with dignity and security. I look upon Mars in my 11th house, the house of wish fulfillment, to help me write. Here on the cusp of drama and criticism, my Mars attacks people and friends, and get super angry about power struggles. It is the crucial time of your life than ever because it will lead you into the world of intellectual freedom and empowerment.

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ASL Is Not A National Disgrace

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Alexander Graham Bell 2014 Volta Award winner, Ann Geers of the University of Texas at Dallas makes a damaging article that Deaf children who are cochlear implant users who do not NEED to learn American Sign Language in April 2017 report.

Geers has no right that she thinks ASL is not important or necessary. In fact, a growing body of biased research acknowledged by Alexander Graham Bell Association has shown that the face of hate, bigotry, Audism, and pure evil. This is the face that AGBell looks in Deaf children’s eyes and tells the world that they are going to do about it by eliminating ASL and use listening and speaking instead. This is un-American!

It is completely rubbish that in Geers’ words:

The findings are clear. Children who did not use sign language had better speech and language skills by statistically margins at 36 months postimplant, and these children also developed better spoken-language and reading skills near the end of elementary grades than children who used sign language.”

Karl White is the most ignorant, hidebound and Audist in recent American history is the perfect face of hate. It is time for Karl White to get off his high horse. The self-righteous White stated that despite the fact he supported Geers’s findings. White’s report along with Louis Cooper, ‘Opportunities and Shared Decision-Making to Help Children Who Are Deaf to Communicate’ in June 2017 report that would make your stomach sick.

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In fact, Karl White, who now believes that he makes decisions for Deaf children at his own authority—why is ASL subjected to a national disgrace and makes sure Deaf children would live with their now very public humiliation for the rest of their lives if they subject to the rules not to learn ASL or face punishment?

In my opinion, Ann Geers and Karl White brutalized Deaf children again and again—again, again, again—again, again—again. It smacks of Tabloidism! What happened to the legal and moral obligations set out by RESPECT ASL?

We all need to be aware that ASL is a productive member of society, believe it or not. White, Geers and the supporters of Alexander Graham Bell who believes ASL is bad and they need to take a serious look in the mirror because if we as an ASL society cannot move past this then why even try to destroy ASL in the first place? It is pure hate! Enough of placing ASL in national disgrace!

-JT

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References:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/06/08/peds.2017-1287

 

Who Coined “Deaf Studies” First?

In the Eyes of Hate: Sweeping LGBTQ Deaf People Under the Rug

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June is LGBTQ month and this weekend, in Washington, D.C; National Pride rally is on the stage. I, Jason “JT” Tozier supports LGBTQ regardless of who they are.

Couple of months ago, I was doing some serious research on hate crimes for academic PowerPoint presentation—and found that there has been stories that are so invisible in Deaf community that the hate crimes against Deaf LGBTQ is shocking. I am telling you that people really NEED to see this information. You will not be disappointed!

The media does not want YOU to know the truth. They want you to know that facts are not facts—truth is not true even reality is not real and that is where we are struck in Deaf community—the media do not care about us.

So what are we to make of laws to recognize hate crime against LGBTQ Deaf people? Shifting facts? Truths? Is the public in America scared of them? Are they pretending? Bystanders? The reality is that the illegal acts by hearing people who had done to Deaf LGBT is very much legal to do because the First Amendment protects hate speech. It allows haters to say whatever they want about another person’s race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Even though the hate crimes did constitute a human threat, they would not able to pin hate crimes against haters who committed against Deaf people, regardless of sexual orientation. If the hate crimes against hearing people who are LGBT, they would charge hate crimes right away. Why privileges allowed in this picture?

For example, anyone remember who Daniel Fetty, a Deaf gay man and homeless who was brutally attacked by several people in the state of Ohio—where he was beaten, stomped, shoved nude into a garbage bin, impaled with a stick, and left for dead. The people who did to Daniel was never charged with a hate crime. Why? Deaf? If Daniel was hearing, they would be most likely to be charged with hate crime.

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First speech is a right outlined in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, which reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for redress of grievances.”

In questioning hate crime what they had done is clearly mind-boggling, a majority of political favoritism, makes things even more badly for Deaf people to go through stages of grief. Why is it important to know about this? In many of literature where people write about Deaf people, it becomes a mysterious motto to make them cloaked in an unnecessary image, which is then forever enshrined. People have long perceived Deaf people as not smart people, not to be trusted.

They were portrayed as a dangerous human race, equally weak of a fight. The media portrayal of them: the side was evil and the images flickering nightly in media defined Deaf people as forgotten people. The answers surely lie in the history of media manipulation on the lands of America. The hatred of Deaf people is a new literacy, is supremely suited to the human oppression.

If you would like to see this presentation about hate crimes in Deaf community, please feel free to get in touch with me. Thank you!

-JT

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References:

http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/ARTICLE.php?AID=7209

https://carrieneumayer.wordpress.com/tag/sweeping-under-the-rug/

 

The Lack of Deaf-Owned Business in District of Columbia.

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153 years ago when National Deaf Mute College (Now Gallaudet University) was established, can you imagine during that time, Deaf people were walking around the campus looking forward for a better future? The people of Washington, D.C. know next nothing about ASL and culture. Thanks to Gallaudet University, the education counterparts have been listened at as early a stage as possible.

Hearing people are just the opposite. Why cannot the business world that holds a majority of hearing people give Deaf people a chance to hold a business license? Here the cultural appreciation (Deaf culture, in this matter) would make DC community its vibrant and standard respect; there is a big needs to create more Deaf-owned businesses and overcome the language and oppression.

Nora Groce’s book, “Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language.” In the 17th-20th century Martha Vineyard Island, was there many Deaf-owned business there? Anyone knows about this? On the island, the highest percent of Deaf families became an important discourse that might have public record somewhere in the history book. I am very curious if there was ever Deaf-owned business there. Everyone on the island took up a single, important responsibility to live as the community.

DC community is growing fast. The last five years I’ve been living here, it is a hot spot in America right now. The biggest concern is that the national Deaf unemployment and underemployment rates are 72.5% according to Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD), at the same time, Washington, DC and its greater area has very large Deaf population as I was told that there are 10,000 Deaf people living in DC alone as of last night.

The question, how many people out of 10,000 people are ASL users? The employment for Deaf people is primarily a struggle for them. The rates of struggles are deplorable. Why cannot DC advocate for laws to protect Deaf people from discrimination instead of them being culturally targeted and unequally enforced law that makes their lives difficult to live such as pursuit of happiness and make a living or at least, making a difference in DC community.

The Deaf unemployment rate is so high that our allies, hearing politicians cannot seem to pass the laws because it is waste time to help and advocate Deaf people to have full human rights, why are the laws not enforced strong enough? Was it meant to keep the “Deaf people from looking hearing people in the eyes” and now they cannot find work. Culture of Fear? The problem is not a culture of fear, but it is normal society thing.

153 years later, the American freedom and equality has continue to create difficult journey for Deaf people and reach its pinnacle of success of terms of skills and leadership. Would it awesome if we will ever witness the first Deaf-owned business in DC? More and more Deaf Americans—having their fortunes dwindle under the impact of oppression, no more and we must make a difference. The major blunders of federal law, for example, ADA of 1990, is becoming difficult today in 2017.

The ghosts of Gallaudet are once again reverberating throughout DC community, they had been here for more than 153 years have walked past us and it is time for a change—and inspire Gallaudet community to see first Deaf-owned business and make it grow more than ever.

Rochester and Austin has more Deaf-owned businesses than District of Columbia have and it is not even close. And I think it is kind of embarrassing to see this. The world’s first Deaf University and not a single penny had shield the creative minds of Deaf people to create a business there. We can change that!

-JT

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References: https://www.csd.org/stories/csd-works/

 

Gallaudet University: Charity Reedy Warigon, a Finalist for Chief Diversity Officer

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I am a Deaf White Straight Male. I am an alumnus of Gallaudet University. As Gallaudet University is strongly white establishment system even today, the administration, majority of faculty and students are still predominately white. I am sharing my major concerns about Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) final three picks. I honestly think that Gallaudet University need to search again and pick the right people—there are plenty of qualified only Deaf People of Color candidates.

Focusing on Charity Reedy Warigon, a White Deaf privileged female who is a special assistant to the Vice President for Engagement at Gallaudet University. She is one of three finalists. As I am sure that Charity have an impressive resume that I will not deny that, but is she the right person?

Will she understand the “home” at Gallaudet University for people of color? Will she understand Deaf people of color’s power struggles in the white-establishment academy? Does Charity understand the character of Racism as it shapes intellectual life of the Deaf people of color?

Although Gallaudet University has a Racism long history to be performed within the Deaf community, it has yet to stop marketing itself and treating Deaf people of color as its consumers. It should develop and share much needed “diversity and inclusiveness” catchword, and hardly ever offered resolutions. Even hate crimes is the face of “dark crime figure” known as under the rug at Gallaudet. Yes, you read this right, diversity is also about recognizing hate crimes and hate speech. It is rarely talked about.

The position for CDO must be responsible for demonstrating accountability for diversity and effectively communicating the accomplishments, needs and value of Deaf people of color to the public and to the world. Why Gallaudet University thinks Deaf people of color in language and cultural oppression should be oppressed was my comprehension. Once someone is oppressed, he or she learns to become the oppressor.

The problem is that Charity is white. I also realized that she did not attend an important event last March 2017 at Gallaudet University: Islamophobia Within Deaf Community. This is also part of diversity as well. I remembered seeing Charity to show up for an event Beyond Inclusion hosted by Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) that it did not include Deaf people of color on the panel. It was more important for Charity to attend this event than attending Islamophobia Within Deaf Community.

Link: https://audismnegatsurdi.com/2017/02/23/my-reflection-beyond-inclusion/

Although it is not the first time what Charity had done before. She was only an American sitting on Canadian Hearing Society [CHS] board making best interests for Deaf Canadians when she is not a Canadian. I think what she did was very selfish move. I believe that it applies to Deaf Canadians only when they understand Canada better than an American who does not live there. Is that also a power trip, no? Would we really describe Charity as a “leader” for the position of CDO?

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I think Charity knows better than that—and would make a wise decision to give CDO position to someone else who are qualified Deaf people of color. As in CDO search announcements via Gallaudet website, Charity may be “married to an African-American, she has exposure to the rich and diverse African cultures.” Still, it does not mean anything really. She will always have white privileges. Always. Even Deaf privileges that are often oppressed Deaf people of color. Ain’t that true or not?

Even though my Aunt Sue who is married to a Black male, I have strong exposure in Black cultures as I have many Black cousins, Aunts and family member. I still would not apply for CDO because I do not understand their experiences through pain and struggles. And I am a White Deaf man. I respect them first. That is a big difference.

Please, no hearing candidates that DOES NOT KNOW ASL either, too! Also, the CDO should be well-versed knowledge about LGBTA, Deaf returned citizens (which is the most marginalized and most oppressed group), ethnicity, socio-economic status, religious beliefs (for example, Islamphobia) and many others.

-JT

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https://www.gallaudet.edu/chief-diversity-officer-search/announcements/announcement—april-25