DeafRead Top Ten of 2009

Tayler MayerBy Tayler Mayer
Friday, December 11th, 2009

I thought I’d join the 2009 Lists craze and do one for DeafRead. :) Here are the top posts for 2009, ranked by number of visits. As of December 10, 2009, DeafRead published 13,179 articles in 2009.

Blogs

1. Michael Jackson’s sign language children choir (Fookem and Bug)
Michael Jackson 1958 – 2009 By Bug Two weeks ago Michael Jackson made requests for his comeback concert – he wanted a choir full of sign language children from a variety of ethnic backgrounds for his concerts in London next month. Michael Jackson wanted every child to know sign language and they should be in the age of [...]

2. 26 arrested in connection with Viable, Inc (submit by: Kevin)
Indictments were unsealed today against 26 people charged with engaging in a scheme to steal millions of dollars from the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Video Relay Service (VRS) program, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, Assistant Director of the FBI’s Washington Field Office Joseph Persichini Jr., Deputy Chief

3. What Do You Think of the VRS Arrests? (Jamie Berke – About.com)
What do you think about the recent indictments of 26 people for stealing millions of dollars from the telecommunications relay services funds? There has been a lot of emotions expressed over this; share your thoughts on the forum. Incidentally, someone asked if I had any relationship to two of the men arrested, because my last name is the same as their last name. I would like to publicly state that I have no relationship to them.

4. FCC: No prison for 26 charged defendants? (Tayler Mayer)
I’ve been in middle of a cross-country move, and with Thanksgiving dinner being prepared, I’ve slowed down. Being busy, the headlines of the 26 people being arrested did not escape my attention. Of course it did not; it’s probably the biggest news in the deaf community since the Gallaudet protests of 2006. It certainly ranks [...]

5. 26 Arrested for VRS Overbilling Fraud (Mishka Zena)
The investigations conducted by FCC had resulted in arrests of over 2 dozen pepole involved in overcharging FCC for generating fake calls. These arrests took place in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Maryland. “The indictments charge owners and employees of the following seven companies with engaging in a scheme to [...]

6. Ella come back! (Tayler Mayer)
Ella, I strongly urge you to return to your post as CAD secretary. First, you walkout of DeafVIDEO.TV, and you’re now abandoning your elected position at CAD. You were nominated and elected by people who believed in you. You’ve been a long-time CAD board member. I admire your passion for Deafhood Foundation, but what are [...]

7. FBI Visit Viable VRS Headquarters (Crazy Deaf Joe Blog)
This story came to my eyes and was shocked. This is from Gazette, a Maryland newspaper that they are doing some research. This is scary but sad. Story: The Rockville headquarters of Viable Inc., which provides video interpreting services for hearing-impaired people, was visited by federal investigators recently, and the company is “cooperating fully” with investigators

8. HERE”S MY ANSWER TO WASHINGTON POST ABOUT JOHN YEH (RLMDEAF)
From: robert mason (rlmdeaf@hotmail.com) Sent: Fri 11/27/09 2:47 PM To: mario washington post (glodm@washpost.com) Maria, I got to know John Yeh after joined the student organization, the Asian Pacific at Gallaudet University. I heard about John Yeh before meeting him personally. Yeh welcomed the Asian Pacific student members to his Potomac residence to make an example of him being the role model to the deaf Asian students about succeed in life working with all races of people, instead of being cliqued within their own racial group all the…

9. United States of America VS John T.C. Yeh and his partners (Fookem and Bug)
[Read more about it, click USA vs Yeh, Yeh, Mowl and Tropp] By Fookem and Bug Also read about the Department of Justice Press Releases to Federal Bureau of Investigation, Click: [link] Are they hurting the Deaf communities across the United States of America? Be aware that they are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Here is a new article and see below. Gazette.Net [...]

10. Blog about Viable and DeafNation (submit by: anonymous)
Blog about Viable and DeafNation

Vlogs

1. Larry Fleischer has passed away (The Frost Village Blog)

2. Dr. Lawrence Flesicher (Jean Boutcher”s Collection of Quotations)

3. Re: Teri Sentelle’s Bad News Vlog on FaceBook (Shel: A Deaf Canadian”s Thoughts)

4. HURWITZ! ROSEN! STERN! WEINER! WHOA! (Amy Cohen Efron)

5. Watch Marlee Matlin at the FCC hearing on Broadband Access (cc) (Jared’s Global Microbrand)

6. Deaf Sex ! (At The Rim)

7. BREAKING: Gallaudet President Finalists (Insane World of Misha)

8. THE CODA BROTHERS SHOW! (LAUGH. LEARN. SIGN)

9. Video Showing A Cop Breaking Deaf Driver’s Nose During A Traffic Stop (Mishka Zena)

10. Ella”s Vlog about Larry Flesicher (Where”s Maisha?)

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